Don't blindly believe Conservative or Liberal views, look around & see who's been spot on.
Never blindly accept that people in positions of authority, or celebrities, etc. are telling you the turth. We have a society today made up of many people with political agendas. Many of them are pure ideologs pushing their beliefs onto the masses. We are trusting people who can not comprehend how people in authority could delibertely lie to us to get their agendas passed(much like Obamacare).You must always listen to both sides, but even more important, look at life and the evidence before your very eyes to come to an enlightened understanding of which side cares more for all American's and our nation's well being.When you listen to those on the Left telling you every election cycle, decade after decade, how the GOP only cares for the rich, and hates the poor, you must look at the results when one party controls the whitehouse or congress.We have now had seven LONG years of an extreme Liberal President. In the first two years of his term he also had complete control of Congress. So this is where you MUST use your brain and break free from that conditioned propaganda playing non stop in your head. What did the Democrats do in those two years when they had the power to change this income disparity they have championed for decades? NOTHING and not only did they do nothing, IT GOT MUCH WORSE!Our welfare roles have swollen and we have many more people living in poverty. Did Democrat's overhaul our income tax system to get rid of loop holes for the Rich? NO! It is actually the GOP trying to overhaul the tax code to stop the loop holes while Democrats refuse to help.For decades you have listened to Democrats play the race game, calling the GOP racists, etc. etc.Now once agan, try to break free from that conditioned propaganda playing non stop in your head and look at the facts. How is the Black community doing today. As always, the Black community has even larger % of people on welfare and a much higher unemployment rate. Tell me what Democrats did those first two years to help Black people get off welfare and find jobs? What have Democrats done to deserve 95% of the black vote each election decade after decade?How's the condition of our families? WORSE! How's the condition of our debt? MUCH WORSE! How's our children's grades doing? WORSE! Have the jobs come back to America? NO!Don't just listen to the rhetoric each election cycle. LOOK AT THE RESULTS AFTER SEVEN LONG YEARS OF DEMOCRAT CONTROL. Ask yourself which party was correct about Obamacare? Which side was correct about the harm from a weak foreign policy? Whcih side was wrong about how to create jobs. Which President told us all how he was going to reach across the aisle and compromise to get Government working again. Which president said he would address the huge national debt?This government is the most partisan uncompromising Government in most of our history. Liberal's are radicals who are CONSUMED with their Socialistic Big Government ideology. IT HAS NOT WORKED and is so obvious to any truly thinkng person who cares more for America than their ideology.Republicans are far from perfect, but at least their policies, if just once carried out, are much better for Amerca's future. Please spare me the George Bush rhetoric. He is not what the GOP has always stood for and was far from a Conservative, even though he was far better than Obama.Look with your eyes to see how America's doing. Ask yourself which side has better answers for our future. Do you want a future consumed with fear fromTerrorism each time you fly or go to an event?
Demonstrators shouted “16 shots!” and “No justice, no shopping!”The march started at Michigan and Wacker Drive and began walking north. They include demonstrators from the "Nation of Islam", which is marching under the banner of “Justice of Else”; RevCom, the "Revolutionary Communist Party", and the "Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH coalition."The latter group is marching slowly, while the other groups have pushed ahead, effectively taking up five city blocks along Michigan Ave., with hundreds of Chicago Police Department officers lining the streets.Protesters are attempting to gain access to major department stores and shopping malls. Police turned them away at the entrance to Water Tower Place, but they continue to try to enter other shopping areas with the intention of blocking commerce from taking place. As of noon, the protesters were walking toward the John Hancock tower.Is this what Americans want "Commerce" shutdown by the Radical Leftist ? "Better Wake Up America" this is what Leftist of this Country have in store for this country !http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/27/black-friday-chicagos-magnificent-mile-blocked/
A November 2014 study from the Arab Opinion Index team of the Doha-based Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies finds that the vast majority of Syrian refugees have a negative view of ISIS, with 83% saying their view the group is “negative” or “negative to some extent.”However, a disturbing subset of 13% of Syrian refugees say their view of ISIS is “positive” or “positive to some extent.” 13% is a significant level of support. Republicans have raised concerns about the ability of the Obama administration to vet Syrian refugees to make sure ISIS terrorists are not using the refugee flows to infiltrate terrorists into the country. But even if the vetting process were perfect, it does not account for the more than 1 in 10 refugees who may not be ISIS operatives, but are ISIS sympathizers – and thus potential ISIS recruits down the line.How do you screen for that?So if Obie wants to bring in 10,000 Syrians then 1,300 of them sympathize with Radical Islamist.Is this what a Commander an Chief does to keep the nation safe ?http://www.aei.org/publication/poll-13-of-syrian-refugees-are-isis-sympathizers/
I don't want this to be so much of a debate as simply a learning forum. A sort of Q & A if you will, where I will be happy to answer any questions you may have in the fields of general Biology, or more specifically, Evolutionary Biology. OR...Evolutionary Psychology, which is what I am going to be doing my Dissertation on. I will try to offer brief and accessible primer answers, and then will back them with links to more thorough and comprehensive scientific articles or videos.Thanks for your interest. And, as I said, I don;t want to get into a debate on whether or not Evo is true. We have done that in many other debates here, ad nauseum. My Forum here is for the honestly curious; those who enjoy science and Biology. Anybody trolling, especially the Christian fundie types, will be promptly shown the door. I have decided to try and be more of a teacher here on CD, rather than engaging in flame wars against religion.Let's go!
And those that like to plan things out hate those who don't bother to plan things out. Probably because those that don't plan things out are like, "Oh, crap! I didn't think things through. I don't even have a plan B, except getting people who plan things out to bail me out." And the people who plan things out are like, "Bitch, you got yourself in this mess."
I myself had a rather abusive dad (well he's still my dad I didn't get adopted or anything) as a child. I know how it feels to flinch at the very sight of a guy who wants nothing more than to see you cry. He only stopped because at 14-15 I began fighting back hard. By 16 he'd realized I actually could put up a good fight even though I was skinny as f*** so he totally gave it up. The only things he achieved through this were making me feel hostile and threatened much like a pet dog that one kicks rather than scolding verbally and treating well at other times. Being too harsh is, so to say, like being too for to either wing of economics perhaps.Too far left and you're too kind on the lazy, too far right and you're too harsh. It's all about balance and since I'm a proud non-feminist I hereby will say; I would never hit a woman unless it was 100% her or me/someone I cared about and the same goes for a child. I would never hit a child or a woman unless serious things were at threat if I didn't. My child misbehaving is not a reason for me to use my masculine adult strength against them. I can understand a frustrated mother perhaps lashing out at her child now and again, women have less control over their emotions etc than men and that is simply why men's role must be to protect the women and children of whatever society they come from.I don't care if women can be stronger than men, it is psychology too; men who lash out truly do so out of malice it is not out of genuine frustration. If your child is actually that malicious that they intentionally drive you insane rather than just misbehave perhaps that child is not for you to raise and giving it to foster care or adoption is your way out. Don't beat your child as a man, it's just pathetic and makes you look really shit when that kid grows and you age and bam, "right back at you dad". The kid will either grow to abuse their own children or they will grow to hate you, it is never neither.
If we are to use "God's Word" the Bible or the Torah, God is too contradictory to even exist. One example is that we are told that God knows the future yet he screws up creation, knowing that he is screwing it up. Genesis 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. Now with that said: how did that turn out?? Well I guess you'll have to read the Book but I will say this, it was not the last screw up for a guy who knows everything and can CREATE ANYTHING THE WAY THAT HE WANTS IT !!
Jesus never married. He preached love, tolerance, and
forgiveness of sins. He did not condemn and vilify homosexuality as his
so-called followers do today. He surrounded himself with men whom “he loved”. He
never dated or married according to scripture. Why is the New Testament silent
about his sexuality? Jesus was probably gay as the following passages will
John 13:22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.23 Now there
was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.24 Simon
Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he
spake. He then lying on Jesus' breast
saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
As a heterosexual man I can
say that the only men I have ever witnessed laying their head on another man’s
bossom are homosexual men. John is referred to on more than one occasion as the
one whom Jesus loved or the beloved one. This is also an indication that John was
intimately involved with Jesus.The word “agape” is used in
reference to the relationship between Jesus and John five times in the book of
John. This is one of the words meaning love in Greek, but this word for love
normally indicated intimacy (In Love With) unlike the other words for love.
In response to the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountain (PPRM) released a statement that said, “extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.”But in the Leftist wack job's tweet she makes the point she knows no facts !Why is it Leftist are always devoid of the facts before they run that mouth ?https://twitter.com/PPRockyMountain/status/670371154545082368/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/27/planned-parenthood-extremists-creating-poisonous-environment-feeds-domestic-terrorism-country/
A Message to the Doom-and-Gloom Christian Fundies......
All you guys who have been saying "The end is near" and "the world is falling apart"....ad nauseum. And blah, blah, blah.Guess what? I got some news for ya. You're Wrong! LOL. Gee, what a surprise: a Christians zealot and misanthrope being wrong! Like it doesn't happen every single time they forecast an Apocalypse or whatnot.Yep....contrary to popular belief the world is more peaceful and better off Now than EVER!You're welcome. (As I think that science and logic and atheistic reasoning are to thank for this, we have made the world better, despite the hindrance of Christianity and Islam.http://www.salon.com/2013/04/23/the_world_is_actually_safer_than_ever/
We've all must have had our fair share of bullying or being bullied (I've experienced both) and although frowned upon by many, bullying, in my view, has few but necessary benefits to a person.Bullying benefits a person...Quite paradoxical, but when delved into a deeper meaning, the statement itself may hold truth.Now, here comes the long story... skip to the last paragraph in the argument section to see the question if you're lazy like me to read my cheesy life story. (the reason why I took the time to write this was just to give somehow-nonlazy people a clearer view of how it is to be bullied...somewhat) I have had a rather dark childhood (well to me at least, excluding the fact that I'm constantly laughed at for my horrible childhood decisions), but I am quite thankful for my decisions.I was originally bullied by several children (with a pretty popular status in my class) who were pretty racist against Asians (...), and for two years, to be approximate, their insults gnawed on me like a kid trying to bite off the shell of a nut. Everyday I would cry and I was asked continuously by my parents about what had happened. I of course refused to open my mouth, for my former aggressors had threatened to strip me from my "friends." Again, I was stupid back then, and I believed so whole heartedly in friends that I agreed to keep my trap shut for two ￼regretful years. Eventually, as I grew older (like 10 years old?), I stood up for myself after noticing that several of my friends were estranging themselves from me over time after my bullies had threatened me. I decided that it was enough that I should take so much mental abuse. What happened when I confronted those baboons? I got knocked down with a pretty sore bruise on my face (mainly because I chose to insult than to confront them, haha). Teachers questioned where I got the bruise from, and I spilled ALL of my exploits with the bullies to them. They got suspended, but I was transferred to another school shortly after my parents discovered the whole story. Still, my heart was "like stone" and I began to bully others, but not to the same extent of my former bullies. How did I do it? I was considered cute in my class and gained a lot of followers and friends. Taking this to my advantage, I degraded those who I looked down on and would normally gossip about other people. One girl then, around the middle of the year, confronted me and said:Why do you take advantage of other people? It's mean and I'm sure you wouldn't like it if it happened to you too.
There is a lot of controversy at present about Satanism, like sacrificing babies, orgies, blood rituals and that satanists are evil and cruel. After reading about its theories and philosophies, Satanism seems like a common-sensical, natural and thought out religion. I will provide you with the Church of Satan website so you can check it out. I think it is important to tell you as well that while reading you may think 'Oh, this is a bit strange,' but I think the idea of the religion is to take it with a pinch of salt i.e. don't take it too seriously.So what are your opinions and/or experiences of Satanism?http://www.churchofsatan.com
Do you think this is living proof that Humans Evolved??
Hey there fellow Science buffs. Good to see ya.For anybody interested in Biology or Evolution--or Anthropology--I think you might find this video, via the link, very interesting. It speaks of several of those "vestigial traits" us homo sapiens have. That is, actual physiological remnants (leftovers!) from when we were lower species. Before evolving to our present state.So, I invite you to spend a mere 4 minutes and check out this video. I myself think it entails pretty convincing evidence that we are indeed evolved. I would love to get your comments on it.And, as usual--religious fundamentalists, sure, you're welcome to post as well, as long as you give us civil and honest opinions and not just dogma and troll-like hate comments, as is often the case. I don;t want to hear how us knowledgeable Atheists are going to burn in hell for heresy! LOLThanks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAfw3akpRe8
Here should be an interesting debate:So, we've all heard stories of Isis, Boco Haram, and other terrorist groups. Here, we have Donald Trump, our most mocked, impersonated, racist aggressor of the century! But this candidate presents and supports a rather serious yet conflicting idea- to track all Muslims...Do you support this idea?