by Donald R Barbera
Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on February 5, 2014 at 7:54am —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 23, 2014 at 5:45am —
Chickens Come Home to Roost
Note: I wrote this piece in 2010 because of US involvement in constant war. I knew about many of the wars via the movies (World Wars I & II, Korea). I was in the Army during Vietnam and witnessed several other US "interventions since then. This piece is only here because of one paragraph, which I highlighted in red. I will say up front that it took no… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on December 30, 2013 at 7:24pm —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 9, 2013 at 10:25pm —
Although the rate of black on black homicide dropped from the rates of crack-fueled 90's, according to FBI statistics murder of black males under 20 is still the number the number one cause of death, nor is it any surprise that the majority of those numbers are… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on March 1, 2013 at 6:00am —
With the recent shooting at a school in Newtown Connecticut and the shooting in Aurora Colorado violent video games are in the news again. The old men in the old media are blaming violent video games as they always do when a shooting hits the national news. Continue
Violent video games have been the target of old media and conservatives for years. They will spout dubious studies and claim there is a link. They will blame any act of violence on violent video games even if the perpetrator never…
Added by Lone Wolf on December 21, 2012 at 10:32pm —
Added by William Burns on February 28, 2012 at 4:15pm —
I have seen nothing on the news about the psychological history of the latest VT shooter. It makes me wonder if we ever will. I understand there is a lot of suffering going on and I do respect the privacy of the people who are victims of this horrific tragedy. I am just wondering what motivated this killing. My motivation to learn more is to see how this campus is targeted once again. My suspicion is that the shooter was bullied or felt some kind of injustice. Was there a violence… Continue
Added by Earther on December 19, 2011 at 9:18pm —
Christian girl, 12, kidnapped, beaten and raped for eight months until she converted to Islam
- Asian Human Rights Commission claim girl was lured…
Added by Sassan K. on October 13, 2011 at 6:35am —
Despite being 11 years into the 21st century, in the United States the train of ignorance rolls on and shows no signs of slowing down. Before, I start in on this rant (yes, it is a rant) I must admit that I am highly disgusted by the colossal amount of misinformation the black church passes along. I am incensed by the ignorance it encourages and more importantly, I am frightened by the amount of, what else can I call it, bullshit the community actually… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm —
I want to tell you all a little story. It involves my nephew, who was around 22 and living in Scotland at the time, where he played in a cricket team. The team was made up of various ethnicities and religions. During an after season party, my nephew happened to mention to one particular young man that he was an atheist. The man he told was a Muslim, around the same age as him, maybe a little younger. He was also supposedly a friend and team mate. So what did my nephew get as a response to this… Continue
Added by Rational-Thinker on May 12, 2011 at 11:00am —
A wondrous May Day for all of you! As you MUST know, this is the start of Beltane to end on Halloween with Samhain (SAW-Win). Whatever that means. I have an inkling, but as they say, a little too much information is a dangerous thing. Secularly, it has to do with fertility/new spring planting and ends with the harvest. Ah, the harvest. So what better way to celebrate the beginning of planting season with… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 1, 2011 at 12:35pm —
My partner just read up what is one of the more disturbing videos I think I have ever seen on YouTube. On it is recorded a violent assault against a transsexual woman in a McDonalds in Rosedale, MD. The video was shot by an employee who actually egged the attackers on as the assault progressed. Worthy of note, said employee is now looking for work. A bit of Googling yielded more than a couple hits regarding this incident. If you're curious, allow me to offer… Continue
Added by Loren Miller on April 26, 2011 at 6:56pm —
ok first of all girls do guy things and everything is normal... now a guy does a so called "girl thing" and you are fucked!!! what is with that? in a community if a girl does something a guy should be able and if a guy does something a girl should be able!!!! free country my ass!!!! Its like a gay guy walks up to a straight person and says "eww you are straight"... who cares about sexuality? jackasses?
people need to grow up and see the world for what it is!!!!! im sick of it!!!! oh… Continue
Added by Wyatt S Bennett on March 11, 2011 at 3:55pm —
The Super Bowl is barely 24 hours away, and people across the country, even other parts of the world, are all gearing up for a marathon of beer, Velveeta topped Fritos, endless commercials (and, oh yeah, probably a little head banging good ‘ole ‘Merican football, too). And many are also bracing for that annual orgy of misogynistic violence that accompanies it.
Or are they?
Domestic violence is a serious problem.… Continue
Added by pantagruel1 on February 5, 2011 at 7:05pm —
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)
I know there is family violence everywhere, no matter place or economic status. But in this case you will notice that main reason has been the zealotry the Muslim faith inspires
Added by Diego on December 21, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Here is an interesting and very disturbing video about the religion of "peace" and how Sweden is caving in to… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 3, 2010 at 12:19pm —
The law states that any material that "incites violence or hatred" is ignoring the responsibilities of liberty/free speech and therefore should be banned. Unless it is religious. Then, of course, it is exempt from that law.
Think about this.
On the one hand, an individual could produce a leaflet that incites violence or hatred; only a few hundred people may get to see it, most of whom will dismiss it out of hand. The law argues that if there is a risk…
Added by Richard Francis on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am —
This week, I'm feeling pretty poorly, sorta shut down. I've been listening to and enjoying some of my older podcasts, so I thought I'd share an old one with you guys, one from 3 years ago. I hope you like it.
Episode 51: Bad Bible… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 15, 2010 at 8:35pm —
I’m almost half-way through my second reading of the Quran and find myself wondering what it would take to make Westerners understand Islamic ideology. I could explain how Islam is a religious, legal and political framework for life . . . but others have already written books about that. So I decided I’ll just frame the problem of Islam as briefly as I can and let the reader consult the Quran if they doubt me. If this leads to just one person reading the Quran, then I’ve accomplished… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on April 28, 2010 at 2:00am —