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  • Posted Does America hate minorities? to onegoodmove Forum
    I was sent this video link and, as a non-US citizen, wondered what contributors might think about it. http://tinyurl.com/qf43feb...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    Sorry Betty Jo, but I have to live up to my name and reputation. "Whose certainty"?...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee
    Sorry about that http://tinyurl.com/8y4xh8r...
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    http://tinyurl.com/9mjhbo7...
  • Commented on The Election
    BTW Just to say that it seems that almost all of the UK and much of the rest of the world has woken up relieved to hear the US election results....
  • Commented on The Election
    "with bated breath" Apologies, Zaphod, but I am a pedant, and not totally in control of myself....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    The Naturalistic Fallacy is a concept initiated, I believe, by the philosopher G E Moore (whoever he is). It is an interesting positioning of two articles here where creationism v science seems to be very similar to the argument between...
  • Commented on Teach Your Children Well
    "Some kind of return to the Age of Reason has to happen soon," This statement needs qualification, particularly as 1gm is read and contributed to by many outside of the USA. The Age of Reason hasn't gone away in almost...
  • Commented on Teach Your Children Well
    The scientific education of children is an essential for true freedom. Over 30 years ago an article was written which included the following: "By a recent estimate, nearly half the bills before the U.S. Congress have a substantial science-technology component...
  • Commented on Romney is the Problem not the Solution
    What's wrong with the version of the old saying that goes "The best form of government is benevolent dictatorship tempered by assassination"?...
  • Commented on Romney is the Problem not the Solution
    Politicians are the problem,not the solution....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    Glad to see someone responded in the Why Evolution Is True comments to the heading "Stephen Wolfram (and I) on free will" with the pedantic correction - it should be ..(and me).. to be grammatically acceptable....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    OK Andyo, you beat me to it! It is clear to me that all the evidence I have seen (and experienced personally with various door-to-door religious salespersons) tells me that if a person is really religious then they are, ipso...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Sunday
    reference "SHOULD HATE SPEECH BE OUTLAWED?" "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." E B Hall...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    "et al" I meant to type "et al"!...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    Glad to see you have responded to Betty Jo's comment, but going by the last few posts there ain't gonna be much in the way of comments here 'cos there ain't no mention of GMOs. Bugger! I just mentioned GMOs,...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    Procedure completed as requested: opened page; refreshed page;moved to comments section; signed in;here I am! Good stuff, Norm, and thanks for the frog. Everyone knows you should never tease a frog, 'cos them frenchies have no sense of humour....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    I have just tried to sign in on the blog - "Invalid" message, so I tried on the Forum and - here I am! BTW I signed up originally on the blog and rarely used the forum until Norm suggested...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend Edition
    The problem with any concept such as "freedom" (or should I write "Freedom"?) is that is is just that - a concept, or maybe a construct, that is open to individual interpretation. Maybe one view of "Freedom" is the freedom...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    "Facts are meaningless - you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!" Homer Simpson...
  • Commented on Scale of the Universe (2)
    This is really good! It reminded me immediately of Douglas Adams' "Total Perspective Vortex". Maybe I should change my name to Zaphod?...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    "Friday Quickes" I WAS disappointed! I read it as 'Friday Quiches' and was expecting a cheese and bacon flan....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    Sorry Betty Jo, but Syngas is trying desperately to bluster his way out of a hole. he has not attempted to answer my original questions and has tried to use distraction techniques and 'straw man' statements to avoid your points....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    I'm sorry but I certainly would not be so stupid as to quote Fox News to an American site in order to back up my argument, so I cannot take you seriously when you not only keep changing the basis...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    The other point - again it smacks of the classic republican 'straw man' technique - socialised medicine does not equal socialism, any more than the Democrat Party is Socialist. Much of Europe has had socialised medicine for decades, through many...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    The 'links' are not links but are web addresses - if you can copy and paste you will see the point. As for the Guardian article, it refers to stillbirths rather than infant mortality. Can you please give me the...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    Which countries are you referring to? Either of the ones I quoted? I would appreciate the results of your research, Syngas, or are you using the standard technique of moving the goalposts in order to make some spurious point?...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    As far as I can determine the infant mortality rate for the USA is 6.3 per 1000 live births (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant_mortality) whereas in the UK, for example, it was 3.2 per 1000 (http://tinyurl.com/6jtb5g6). As the oft quoted 'best' example of a...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Tuesday
    I am afraid I'm in a 'pedant' state of mind tonight. "But still, there are some claims that are so astoundingly gullible.." No! People can be gullible (easily persuaded to believe anything) but claims are not people and cannot be...
  • Commented on Richard Dawkins on our "queer" universe
    Sorry JoAnn, but I didn't mean that I was attempting to be humorous, rather I thought I had missed attempted humour in the original post and probably wouldn't have missed it if it had an emoticon....
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