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Is America worth fighting for?
on 14 May 2012
, latest 7 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....
Those "Chain-Link & Rottweiler" Neighborhoods...
on 11 Apr 2012
, latest 7 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...
Anyone Else Getting Market Acrophobia?
on 15 Mar 2012
, latest 7 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...
What it will take to get off fossil fuels.
on 28 Mar 2012
, latest 7 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...
It's already been a very record-breaking hot year
on 9 Apr 2012
, latest 7 years ago From Yahoo! news and AP: http://news.yahoo.com/already- Here in upstate NY we didn't even have a real winter this year. And then we had over a week in the 70s and...
Do Facts Even Matter?
on 25 Mar 2012
, latest 7 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."...
Ultimate "Sell" Signal?
on 21 Mar 2012
Posted 8 years ago Goldman Sachs says "best time in generation" to buy stocks: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs
Human Genome shows Christianity is False
on 19 Mar 2012
, latest 8 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...
The Opiate(s) of the Masses?
on 16 Mar 2012
, latest 8 years ago One mass has religion as their opiate. The other mass has sex, drugs, & rock n' roll as their opiate. -Republicans get their power from fear that someone will take...
Does China RE Bubble extend to US West Coast?
on 19 Mar 2012
, latest 8 years ago It's pretty common knowledge that there's a huge RE bubble in China's coastal cities. Does that bubble extend to the west coast of North America? I've heard that "Asian" folks...
Racist Bumper Stickers being sold.
on 16 Mar 2012
Posted 8 years ago http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/si Stickers say "don't Re-Nig in 2012." Sure, I get it if someone thinks Romney might do a better job. But the far-right has gone batshit crazy.#politics
Iran's Female Ninjas
on 17 Feb 2012
, latest 8 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.
Would a Large Majority Support These Policies?
on 29 Feb 2012
, latest 8 years ago Obviously there's a lot of bitterness and division in the USA. That's probably always been true and might always be true. Nonetheless, for the sake of practicality, would a large...
De-skilling your job
on 2 Mar 2012
, latest 8 years ago Deskilling: the process by which skilled labor within an industry or economy is eliminated by the introduction of technologies operated by semiskilled or unskilled workers. This results in cost savings...
Santorum on JFK speech about separation of church and state
on 27 Feb 2012
, latest 8 years ago http://www.washingtonpost.com/ Will this guy get the Republican nomination?#politics
Christianity is Self-Refuting
on 6 Feb 2012
, latest 8 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...
a New New Deal Coalition?
on 17 Feb 2012
, latest 8 years ago As we all know, we Americans are bitterly divided on cultural issues. It's almost like we are two nations. One side sees the universe as a purposeful creation of God...
Identity Politics is a Distraction from Our Real Problems
on 10 Feb 2012
, latest 8 years ago Don't we just love identity politics. While our whole country is going to the crapper, we fight based on our identities. "I am conservative", "I am liberal", "I am atheist",...
Breaking News: Ken Ham of "Answers in Genesis" Awarded Athism's Highest Honor
on 27 Jan 2012
Posted 8 years ago Hebron, KY: Ken Ham, President of the young-earth creationist organization Answers in Genesis, has been awarded Russell Award, the American Atheist Societyâ€™s highest honor. The AAS conferred the coveted award...