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Why Should I Vote?
by freak80 on 7 Aug 2012  129 comments, latest 6 years ago
Why should I vote? One party says I "hate" just because I believe that marriage should be defined as one man and one woman. If they had their way, I'd...

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Are Many Science & Engineering Careers Obsolete?
by freak80 on 25 Jul 2012  117 comments, latest 6 years ago
Here's the problem: any work reducible to equations and computer-aided-design can be automated or outsourced thanks to computers and the internet. Unless you're doing original research or engineering something that...

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Do Facts Even Matter?
by freak80 on 25 Mar 2012  91 comments, latest 6 years ago
I can't help but wonder if the following statement is true: "In religion and politics, facts don't matter. People believe what they WANT to believe, IN SPITE of the facts."...

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Net Worth of Top 400 Americans is $2 Trillion (ctvnews.ca)
by freak80 on 16 Sep 2013  72 comments, latest 4 years ago
2 Trillion is more than the combined net worth of half of all Americans. http://www.ctvnews.ca/business

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Anyone Else Getting Market Acrophobia?
by freak80 on 15 Mar 2012  71 comments, latest 6 years ago
Stocks are almost back up to where they were during the frothy days of 2007. There are still plenty of "Black Swans" around: European headline risk, China real estate, the...

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How the Elites Built America's Economic Wall (bloomberg.com)
by freak80 on 20 Jul 2012  63 comments, latest 6 years ago
"Over the past 30 years, the convergence [of incomes] has largely stopped. Incomes in the poorer states are no longer catching up to incomes in rich states...In a new working...

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What will be the Next Bubble?
by freak80 on 20 Sep 2013  63 comments, latest 4 years ago
1999: tech bubble (it's the New Economy!) 2006: housing bubble (buy now or be priced out forever!!) 2011: gold & silver bubble (oh no, hyperinflation!!!) What will be the next...

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Christianity is Self-Refuting
by freak80 on 6 Feb 2012  55 comments, latest 6 years ago
Christianity is self-refuting: Will the "true" Christianity please stand up? According to some counts, there are 38,000 different denominations. If the Bible is a clear Word of God(tm), then why...

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Why Good Government is Impossible
by freak80 on 2 Aug 2012  55 comments, latest 6 years ago
Think about it: Who is it that gets power? Nice people, or sociopaths? The people who get power are generally those who are willing to do almost *anything* to get...

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Losing (Some of) My Fear of Death (without Religion)
by freak80 on 19 Jul 2013  55 comments, latest 3 years ago
About three weeks ago I was having blood drawn and I passed out. The nurses said I was "out" for 20 or 30 seconds. Amazingly, I didn't even notice. At...

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What it will take to get off fossil fuels. (withouthotair.com)
by freak80 on 28 Mar 2012  53 comments, latest 6 years ago
The following website shows what it would take to get off of fossil fuels with current technology: http://www.withouthotair.com/ The analysis is for Great Britain, but a similar analysis could be...

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Is Organized Religion Just Extortion?
by freak80 on 30 Jul 2013  48 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Give me 10% of your income or something bad will happen to you (after you die.)" Bada Bing. Isn't that the legal definition of extortion? If so, shouldn't organized religion...

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Atheism's Best Friend?
by freak80 on 12 Mar 2012  47 comments, latest 8 months ago
As we all know, Protestant Liberalism has done a lot of work refuting historic Christianity. Shouldn't atheists support Protestant Liberalism, then? After all, what better way to get rid of...

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Freak80 visits Bay Area! What to do?
by freak80 on 12 Nov 2013  44 comments, latest 4 years ago
I've already ridden a cable car and taken a bridge-to-bridge cruise on the bay. Fantastic city! What else should I do as a tourist?

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Those "Chain-Link & Rottweiler" Neighborhoods...
by freak80 on 11 Apr 2012  42 comments, latest 6 years ago
Anyone here on Patnet know what kind of neighborhoods I'm talking about? How much would you pay to live in such an area? By the looks of the Bay Area...

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Is America worth fighting for?
by freak80 on 14 May 2012  33 comments, latest 6 years ago
John Lennon famously imagined a world with "nothing to kill or die for." I guess the solution was simple: make a country like the USA no longer worth fighting for....

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10 Things I've Learned from Patnet
by freak80 on 27 Jun 2012  28 comments, latest 6 years ago
1. Atheists and agnostics don't like each other. Before, I always thought they were on the same "team." 2. Far-right propaganda is very effective. 3. There's just as much willful...

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Stocks and Bonds: Both Bad Bets?
by freak80 on 23 Oct 2013  25 comments, latest 4 years ago
Stocks are overvalued on a long-term basis. Interest rates are near all-time lows, bonds go down when interest rates rise. Gold and silver swing wildly, just like any other commodity....

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Iran's Female Ninjas (news.yahoo.com)
by freak80 on 17 Feb 2012  24 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/i How's that for cultural diversity? Maybe Islam isn't so patriarchal after all? Maybe this should go in the "Humor" section.

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Human Genome shows Christianity is False (npr.org)
by freak80 on 19 Mar 2012  21 comments, latest 6 years ago
The human genome shows that there was no Adam and Eve: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/09/ Of course, biology showed Christianity was false back in 1859. It's just that my parents didn't get the...
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