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Completely off topic animal story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentient Biped May 24. 7 Replies

I have a pair of Reeves turtles that have been with me well over 20 years (longer than either of my previous 2 marriages).Anyhow, yesterday before work I came down to find the male wedged into the…Continue

Is there a way to fully kill the chat room 'ding'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 19, 2013. 4 Replies

I like keeping my nexus window open to pop back and forth, even while I'm doing other things (or listening to music). But the ding won't stop even at lowest level.Please make it (optionally) go awayContinue

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jay H commented on Freethinker31's blog post ISIL/ISIS Here we go again !!!!
"I take it you've not fought in an actual Mideast style war have you?"
yesterday
jay H replied to Adam's discussion Political Ideology
"1) By big, I mean invasively large. Far beyond providing the structure for a system of law, but instead through literally tens of thousands of laws endeavoring to control thousands of details, including thousands of aspects of people's private…"
yesterday
jay H replied to Adam's discussion Political Ideology
"At least in the US, the terms 'conservative' and 'liberal' have become so bastardized that it's wildly meaningless to associate with either one. I'm a 'classic liberal' (what liberals were in the late 19th…"
yesterday
jay H replied to roland707's discussion Are known atheists more likely to be convicted of violent crimes?
"There is a difference between what a person might put down on a survey ('atheist') and what they would say about themselves when admitted to prison (many would be much more likely to claim some religion). That in itself could skew the…"
Sunday
jay H replied to Luara's discussion Nonbeliever's equivalent of wearing a cross
"Horns and a tail. That could be cool."
Saturday
jay H replied to sflmac's discussion God cured Doctor's Ebola disease.
"Apparently God was not interested in helping the Spanish priest, or the hundreds of black people. Maybe God does not like black people."
Saturday
jay H commented on Joan Denoo's blog post These "Power Lanes" Could Charge An E-Bike (And Phone) As You Ride
"Interesting thought. Though costly to implement, and maintain (someone has to pay the electric bill), it would be interesting in good weather. Alas the 'EMF is evil' luddites would be torn (hehehehe)"
Aug 10
jay H commented on Freethinker31's blog post Where do you want to be buried?
"Cheapest and easiest way, whatever that is."
Aug 10
jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Matt Taibbi "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"
"this guy loves stereotypes, doesn't he"
Aug 7
jay H replied to Ceil's discussion Please help me maintain some sanity... It just isn't true!
"I'd come up with a tagline NOT specifically targeted at this Jesus stuff. Something you believe as a humanist, as a person. Perhaps a personal philosophy. You're not confronting their silly belief, nor dragging theism/atheism into it, but…"
Aug 7
jay H commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post What's Atheism Got To Do With It? Why Automatically Tagging Philosophy To Atheism Is A Bad Idea.
"Your point, as I see it is that atheism is just one component of a person. There is no automatic set of other political or social beliefs that atheist automatically have. I agree with that. I know of atheists who are opposed to abortion (except for…"
Aug 7
jay H replied to James M. Martin's discussion John Gielgud Once Played Every Role in a Movie Version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," But This is Something Else Again
"It was this 1991 version http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102722/ Actually it contained more naked people than most any other film, but was not at all sexual. The nudity superbly was woven in to create an unearthly, magical aura to the setting. It was…"
Jul 27
jay H replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Post Hobby Lobby
"Sorry to cause a bit of a shock. Insurance is basically protection against large an unpredictable expenses. Auto insurance does not cover oil changes and tire replacement. Homeowners insurance does not cover painting and new cabinets. Similarly…"
Jul 21
jay H commented on Rick Springfield's blog post Why satan have influence in religions
"Monotheism has a major flaw, as you point out, because you can't just blame other gods for bad things happening. The Satan character developed very slowly over the course of the Bible, many feel he was the voice of the serpent (though Genesis…"
Jul 20
jay H replied to James M. Martin's discussion John Gielgud Once Played Every Role in a Movie Version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," But This is Something Else Again
"Gelgud also did a movie version of the Tempest where virtually every character was naked at some point."
Jul 20
jay H commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Young Forever
"This is one of those things that proves there is still a lot of wonder in the universe. Every time we think we've figured it out... bazinga, the universe tweaks us a bit. As a comment, I'd say there is an issue with the word…"
Jul 20

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About Me:
I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, jay! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

 
 
 

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