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I came to the conclusion that the stories associated with Christianity were all nonsense at the age of 12. I continued in the Methodist Church for social reasons until the age of 18. I was almost always elected President of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and I was on the Church board of directors. When I went to college, I had no more motivation to be involved in religion. I met a beautiful highly-motivated atheist woman when I was 22. We had 16 fantastic years together before she passed away. My second wife was not religious when I met her, but we moved from Silicon Valley to Bloomington, IL, home of the megachurches, and she became religious for social reasons. It was a disaster for our marriage. I'm now single again, looking for other like-minded atheists and agnostics.

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What is it about a woman's boobs that men (and some women) find so attractive?
BD66 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
I think a pair of medium to large firm symmetrical boobs probably correlates with a woman's ability to conceive a child, bear a child, and feed a child, so there is an evolutionary reason why people find that important and attractive.
If you're poor, would you date?
BD66 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
I did almost all my dating as a poor college student.
Anyone do intermittent fasting?
BD66 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
Can't make it more than about 4 hours.
Should religion be taught in schools?
BD66 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
The Bible should be in the "Fiction" section of every school library.
Should religion be taught in schools?
BD66 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
Yes, religion influences the decisions of ~90% of the people in this world, so it should be taught.
You can't be agnostic and athiest so..
BD66 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
It's a fine distinction really. Both agnostics and atheists don't believe the fairy tales of organized religions. Agnostics are the more rational ones. Here's an example. We aren't that far separated from mice evolutionarily. It would be relatively easy for a group of humans to raise multiple generations of mice and completely control their lives and keep the mice completely unaware that the humans are controlling every aspect of their lives. The agnostic mouse would say "I don't know if there is a higher being controlling my life or not, I'm just a little mouse, running around in a little cage, and that's too difficult a question to ponder. Unless I see evidence of that, I will reserve judgement" The atheist mouse would say "I can say with 100% certainty that my life is not being controlled by any form of higher being" The agnostic mouse would be right, and the atheist mouse would be wrong.
ENTER THE CONTEST!!! I have been blocked by five people ( for very silly reasons).
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
It's too much trouble to go back through hundreds of posts and comments to count the number of times you are blocked. It would be a good feature request for the people managing this site to be able to at least see how many people are blocking you.
Do you object to consensual cloning of humans?
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
It would make organized sports a joke. Could you imagine watching the Olympics with 100 Michael Phelps clones competing in swimmng and 100 Usain Bolt's competing in sprinting? The NBA would consist of 100 LeBrons, 100 Kevin Durants, and 100 Anthony Davis's. And imagine a rugby team or an American football team with 20 Jonay=h Lomu's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsXTa7UCGlk
Do you object to consensual cloning of humans?
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
I think the cloned mammal offspring are not as robust as mammals conceived the old fashioned way. We wouldn't want a large population of people who are chronically sick and have short life spans.
Both parties are equally to blame for all of the problems in this country
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Great selection of pictures.
It’s hard to believe that in 2008 I was canvassing for Obama. What changed?
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Congratulations! You are now older and wiser. :-)
Thoughts on Interracial Dating & Marriage
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
I'm White. My first wife was Asian. My second wife was Asian. My girlfriend is a Pacific Islander. So I guess I'm all for it.
Another genius in the Senate
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Unbelievable! He really said that. Here it is on his web site: https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/must-read/close-the-gaps-disparities-that-threaten-america
I haven't seen anybody say anything about it, if Trump gets his wall money," imminent domain" has to...
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Sort of like building the "bullet train" from San Diego to San Francisco.
Nothing makes me smile more than walking into a room, seeing my 90 year old father trying to figure ...
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Remember back when Bill Clinton was in trouble for his fling with Monica Lewinsky. They kept showing a videotape of Clinton kissing Monica Lewinsky over and over again in the news every day. My grandmother's sister (age 86) said "I just wish he would stop kissing that girl every day". That cracked us up for a long time.
So should I be feeling incredibly satisfied that I reached level 8?
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
I was happy just to get to 7.1. It takes FOREVER to get from 7 to 8.
Moronic thinking like this will make the wealth remove their money from the American banking system ...
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
This is how much chance Warren has to get that through the Senate -> 0
They don't mind sending kids with red hats out though, rallying to tell women that they don't own ...
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
I'm torn on this one. I believe the Covington Catholic kids have every right to express their opinion, but I really do hate Joel Osteen.
Hello my beautiful heathen friends.
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
The result after you die will be the same whether you believe the crazy fairy tales or not.
Seeing as the world is going to end in 12 years we might as well enjoy the time we have left.
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Makes me wonder why I showed up for work today.
[globalresearch.ca] Are most Americans aware of this and do they care ?
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
I wonder how many of those deaths you can attribute to the Bush family?
This is an instance where we should mind our own business.
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Why are the USA and Russia still playing this game? The Cold War was over 29 years ago.
Put on some old R&B and ask a 12 yr old to dance to it.
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
My kids (aged 8 and 12) are much better dancers than I ever was. They just go from one Fortnite dance to another.
Indian Hindu right wing government crackdown on NGOs.
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
That have 1,320,000,000 poor people who want cheap electricity. Greenpeace is trying to combat their use of coal. That's a tough position to take in India.
ameriKKKa... [cnn.com]
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
He might have more luck starting a race war once he gets to prison.
I'm reading a great book titled "Sapiens".
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
What was the one time benefit?
Why is it that some people will post anything they read to social media with out fact checking one ...
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
That national news media works exactly the same way. We just saw that last weekend.
Big fat hairy gay deal??
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
The mayor of South Bend has always been a springboard to success as a politician on the national stage.
The hypocrites in Washington bitch constantly about "Russian interference", then what do they do in ...
BD66 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Foreign interference in US politics (whether real or imaginary) = BAD US interference in foreign politics (certainly real) = GOOD
America was great but is a return to the conditions that made it great even possible now?
BD66 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
After WWII, we had the majority of the world's capital and the majority of the world's industrial infrastructure. Blue collar workers in the USA had a much higher standard of living than white collar workers in every other country of the world. Then we taxed American individuals and corporations at extremely high rates, took that money and gave it to other countries to build up their industrial infrastructure. There is no way to turn back the clock and put ourselves in the position we were in from 1945 to 1965.
Do you guys think that there is something wrong with the new Gillette commercial or are people ...
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I think a whole lot of men are sick of the whole toxic-masculinity thing. The evidence is the presence of a father figure is a great thing for young children. I believe it will hurt Gillette financially.
On a dating site, this woman said she was looking for someone "genuine, who is not fake".
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Quite a few people on this site lack all sense of humor.
My on line , " dating , " experience : I was very surprised when three contacted me , at about the ...
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I have all kinds of pretty young women who want to be my facebook friend and get to know me better. One just got back from a business meeting in Italy, and she wants to meet me very soon. She lives in North Carolina, and I live in Illinois. I still don't understand her obsession with a man 30 years older than she is who lives 1000 miles away.
Today I picked up an old book.
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
There were very likely humans in the Americas before the group came over from Siberia 12K to 13K years ago. The Siberian people wiped out the earlier people, then the Europeans came over and took over from those people of Siberian descent. This sort of thing has been going on every since humans started migrating out of Africa close to 1,000,000 years ago: http://originalpeople.org/first-americans-were-black-aborigines-2/
Well, the cat is out the bag, it is official, I have a new fabulous relationship going.
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Good for you!
Many senior citizens have so much to offer children that I believe school systems from kindergarden ...
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
You sure you want a bunch of old guys who watch Fox news 6 hours per day in there educating the children :-)
If you had a time machine would you go back into the past to kill baby Hitler or would you try to ...
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Take Baby Hitler to England. If he had been on the winning side of WWI, nobody would have ever heard of him.
This trump nightmare just doesnt end does it.
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Some cheerful news for you. This is "Trump Hump Day" He's exactly 1/2 done with his first term in office. Hope you can hold on for another 2 years.
Every Time guiliani defends his client, the unpresident... This Is The Result!!!!!!
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I suspect Trump picked Guiliani because he wanted someone around who is even more slimy than he is.
Before I earned my degrees in computer Science, I was mostly a physics major.
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I studies Physics for 3 years, then focused full time on electrical engineering. The movie "Gravity" just kills me. They break Newton's laws so many times you can't keep count.
How to Get a Wall
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Actually Obama got Obamacare through a backdoor unconstitutional trick that avoided debate in the Senate. Trump should have gone that route, and he would have his wall.
This 512-Year-Old GreenLand Shark Is The Oldest Living Vertebrate On The Planet
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
How do they know that's the oldest living Greenland shark?
Today my job had a company wide meeting telling us that 200 people were getting laid off ...
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I worked at a company that did it even worse. They had everyone sit at their desks, then announced someone's name over the PA system. That person was then to go to the director of engineering to be told he was laid off. The whole ordeal (with the public announcement of the next victim) lasted several hours.
So I've watched the video of the kids with the MAGA hats.
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Here's the 2 hour video taken by the Black Hebrew Israelites: 1:07 They are taunting the Covington Catholic kids 1:12 Phillips and his group march into the middle of the kids attempting to intimidate them 1:17 Phillips and his group give up and the Black Hebrew Israelites start taunting the kids again. What's amazing is the the Black Hebrew Israelites and Phillips group actually thought it was a good idea recording themselves harassing and intimidating the group of kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVtYPRAjYY8
So I've watched the video of the kids with the MAGA hats.
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
You are 100% correct. The two hour video shows the whole sordid affair. First the kids were harassed by one group of adults, the Black Hebrew Israelites (a hate group). Then Phillips and his group marched into the middle of them trying to intimidate them with their drums. The school was also negligent leaving the kids in the middle of such a volatile hostile environment without enough adult supervision or adult protection. That group of kids responded about as well as you could expect in that situation.
Fewer Republicans Bleating, "FAKE NEWS! FAKE NEWS! FAKE NEWS"???
BD66 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
No. there was a perfect example of fake news this weekend: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/01/20/covington-catholic-students-full-video-shows-viral-protest-new-light/2635085002/
The full story on the interactions between Covington Catholic High School students and Native ...
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
I would love to see the boys, their families, and the school go on the offensive and sue Nathan Phillips for all his slanderous statements about what happened, and sue to the news agencies who spread Phillips's lies. It would be great to see a trial for slander occur in Covington, KY.
The full story on the interactions between Covington Catholic High School students and Native ...
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Don't post it here, post it in the general politics section. These people have to realize that Nathan Phillips is an absolutely despicable individual. He approached a group of innocent young boys hoping to initiate a conflict. He bangs his drum in one of their faces after another to intimidate them. When one of them stands his ground, he turns around and leaves. He then made up a bunch of ridiculous lies slandering the boys. The news media ate it up.
Covington Catholic could expel students who taunted Native American man
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
You should be upset about being deceived (AGAIN) by the leftist media. The kids from the Catholic school were in the middle of a school cheer when Nathan Phillips walked into their midst banging a drum. They were confused and thought the group was joining them. Then Nathan Phillips approached one boy after another banging his drum forcing them to move out of the way. He finally met a boy who would not move, and he stood and banged his drum near the boy's face for 2 minutes hoping to intimidate the boy. When he failed to intimidate the boy or to incite violence, he turned around and left. Nathan Philips has done the same thing on college campuses and he has incited violence in the past. Here's what really happened. Watch the videos and see for yourself. https://twitter.com/aclementswkrc/status/1086822521012473858?s=21=IwAR0FfcYCUNDlqLRIXaBdADgb0UuvaR3sdkTRwcmB_6BjQewr0blGNU1ga5Q
Many wealthy take the position that I invented this product or created this factory using my talent ...
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
The patent office has set the limit to 17 years. That seems reasonable enough if we could only get the Chinese to honor our patents.
These kids belong to Trump's "Young Assholes" club.
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
This is Gross Leftist Propaganda: They are trying to make the boys Duke Lacrosse 2.0 Nathan Phillips is trying to become Ahmed Mohamed (The clock boy) 2.0.
Teens in Make America Great Again hats taunted a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial - CNN
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
From reading the news stories and watching the videos, it appears the following happened. Nathan Phillips is a political activist who is strongly against Trump's policies. He was in DC to express his political feelings. The kids were in DC on a school trip, and (from their hats) are in favor of most of Trump's policies. Nathan Phillips approached the kids. He was walking towards one kid after another banging the drum in front of him forcing the kids to move out of the way. Watch the look on the kid's face at 0:20. The Native Americans with Phillips did not feel threatened by the kids in any way. Watch the video at 0:36 to 0:40. Every kid Nathan Phillips approached moved out of the way until he encountered one kid who would not. 0:54. Nathan Phillips was banging his drum in the kids face and singing very loudly into the kid's face in an attempt to intimidate him. Nathan Phillips had every opportunity to go around the kid, but he stood there for almost two minutes banging the drum in the kids face. The kids had every right to be on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial expressing their point of view. Nathan Phillips had every right to be on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial expressing his point of view. There is a small woman in the group with Nathan Phillips 2:23. She doesn't look the least bit scared or intimidated by the kids. She is the only person in the entire video who uses profanity. The kid had no obligation whatsoever to step aside. If Nathan Phillips had hit the kid with his drumstick that would have been assault and battery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH1L0RBIfu4
I doubt that kid will ever know what it's like to serve.
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Watch the video. The old man is marching into the crowd banging the drum in front of him forcing the kids to get out of the way, until he encountered a kid who wouldn't be intimidated. He could have passed by the kid on the left or on the right, but he chose to stand there banging his drum closer and closer to the kid's face trying to get the kid to move out of his way. His sole intention is to intimidate the kid and make him move out of his way. Also, listen to the entire 3:44 video. I didn't hear a single "build that wall" from anyone there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH1L0RBIfu4
We've been marching in place, not evolving one iota.
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
I watched the video, but I don't get the context. Was this a planned organized march that was blocked by the group of kids? If so, the kids were in the wrong. Was this just two different groups who happened to be at the same place at the same time? If so, then the old man beating the drum close to the kid's face was in the wrong.
We've been marching in place, not evolving one iota.
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
You need to read "Enlightenment Now" by Stephen Pinker. It will cheer you up.
New York Times is calling for the minimum wage to be raised to $33/hour.
BD66 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Just stupid and myopic. They don't even realize how much money $33/hour is because they never get out of NYC.
Do you know people who always think they are right? [vox.com]
BD66 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
You mean besides me?
The death penalty - why dress it up?
BD66 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
I used to be pro-death penalty, then I started to observe government incompetence first hand, and realized you can't trust them to execute the right people.
Does Game of Thrones get better after episode 1? Because I keep falling asleep....
BD66 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
I liked almost all the episodes.
My friend is like a textbook case of being sheeple.
BD66 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Most conservatives aren't as bright as Ben Shapiro, so you get a lot of parroting going on. Most liberals aren't as brignt as Noam Chomsky, so you get a lot of Noam Chomsky parroting going on. I suppose it would be a more efficient use of everyone's time if you just had Ben Shapiro debate Noam Chomsky. The conservatives could point to Shapiro's statements and go "See there". The liberals could point to Chomsky's statements and go "See there".
I hope that this is not true. This is utterly disgusting
BD66 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
You should see what those perverts to do young boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7eMUwkKiFY
Saddest thing.
BD66 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Global population of polar bears has increased by 2,650-5,700 since 2001 https://polarbearscience.com/2013/07/15/global-population-of-polar-bears-has-increased-by-2650-5700-since-2001/
The church will tell you having multiple sex partners is a bad thing.
BD66 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Avoiding multiple sex partners was probably a good thing before the age of antibiotics.
pence calls his wife mommy, one would think he was gay! Karen Pence begins teaching at a ...
BD66 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
My grandparents had 4 children. Even after all of their children were 50+ years old, they still called each other "Mom" and "Dad". Nothing at all strange about that. I just means being a parent is a very important part of their identity.
Here's a couple ideas / thoughts on how to respond to nonsense on the site....
BD66 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Could you give us some guidelines for how to identify nonsense?
We're gearing up for 12 inches of snow .
BD66 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Forrest Gump Cars (Because of my kids) The Wizard of Oz (From my childhood) It's a Wonderful Life A Christmas Carol
Never can tell the true nature of and individual by there accomplishments.[cnn.com]
BD66 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Do you believe every racial/ethnic/demographic group has the same average intelligence? If so, why do you believe that would be the case? Watch an Olympic Games: The best sprinters are almost all of West African descent. The best distance runners are almost all of North and East African descent. The best swimmers are almost all of European descent Watch an NFL game: You will find a whole lot more African Americans and Pacific Islanders than you should from their relative populations. Icelanders make up 0.005% of the world's population, but they have won 21.9% of the World's Strongest Man titles. If I said "Icelanders are the strongest demographic group on the planet", Would you get angry at me? Jews make up 0.2% of the world's population, but they have won 22.5% of the Nobel Prizes, and they make up a large portion of the faculty at elite universities. If I said "Ashkenazi Jews are the smartest demographic group on the planet." Would you get angry at me? Measurable differences across racial/ethnic/demographic groups leads to a lot of difficult problems. Do you base entrance criteria to elite universities solely on class rank and SAT scores, or do you set quotas for different racial/ethnic/demographic groups? Do you hire faculty at universities solely on academic achievement, or do you set quotas for different racial/ethnic/demographic groups?
Wtf, I Saw this woman over a year ago, we've been trying to to rekindle things lately, but she can't...
BD66 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Find someone else.
I've heard from some people that they have given up cable TV.
BD66 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Same reasons as you. I get all my entertainment from the internet and Netflix.
I wonder what the findings on loss of virginity would be in the different states of the USA.
BD66 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Here lie the bones of Mary McGee Who died at the age of one hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity. Not a bad record for this vicinity.
Damn it, I've gone up a notch from 6.6 to 6.7. Took about 6 months, lol. 1,726 more points to 7.
BD66 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Wait until you hit 7.0. It takes FOREVER to get to 7.1.
I died! Too funny!
BD66 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
No women needed either.
If god designed human anatomy, I don't think he was thinking of all the angles.
BD66 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
I'm surprised there aren't more women on here complaining about God's childbirth procreation scheme.
What do you think about the connection between those who long to follow rules, who actually feel ...
BD66 comments on Jan 13, 2019:
There is a huge difference. Every church or religion can make it's own rules, but in the USA citizens can decide whether they want to be a member of the church or religion and follow those rules. "Rules" of the government are called laws. There are tax laws, drug laws, personal property laws, and immigration laws. If the overwhelming majority of people did not make a reasonable effort to follow those laws, there would be chaos. I think that you are correct with respect to Trump. When it was obvious that millions were breaking our immigration laws and the Democratic party was actually encouraging them to do so, many people believed it was important to elect someone who would enforce our immigration laws.
Yeah... You gotta be careful who you let come into country!
BD66 comments on Jan 13, 2019:
Didn't work for the Native Americans when they let the Europeans flood in. Didn't work for the Mexicans when they let the gringos flood in. Won't work for the USA if we continue to let undocumented immigrants in through our southern border.
US fertility rate is below level needed to replace population, study says - CNN
BD66 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
After my trip to California, where I was stuck in traffic and stuck in huge lines at tourist traps for most of the 10 days, all I can say is Fantastic!
How did you deconvert?
BD66 comments on Jan 10, 2019:
I concluded it was all nonsense at the age of 12, but I kept going to Sunday School/church/Youth Fellowship because many of my friends did as well. Once I turned 18 and went to college, I had no more reason to use the church as a social outlet.
According to CNN, 7 independent investigative studies undertaken within the last two years, have ...
BD66 comments on Jan 10, 2019:
CNN also reported the Space Shuttle was traveling 18 times the speed of light: and that a Black Hole may have been responsible for the missing Malaysian Jet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVd7k1Uw6A You might be better off getting scientific opinion from the National Enquirer
As atheist and agnostics what in your opinion is the odds of there being a afterlife ?
BD66 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
The odds of some form of afterlife are much much greater than the odds that a being that created a universe of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars 13,500,000,000 years ago decided to make a teenage Jewish girl pregnant 2000 years ago.
The random, meaningless announcements thread. For your random, meaningless announcement.
BD66 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
New leather furniture smells.
Would you support a single payer option for health insurance if offered?
BD66 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
No, That would be a complete nightmare. The federal government is completely incompetent at limiting the costs of services. A single-provider option would make a lot more sense.
If you were visiting someone at their home and on Sunday they asked you to attend church with them ...
BD66 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
My best friend in high school was a preacher's son. When I stayed with him, he invited us go to to church. My wife and I said "Sorry, we don't believe that stuff" We were still best friends afterwards.
Do you have a problem saying swear words or phrases like, what the fuck, son-of-a-bitch or ...
BD66 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
Bill Walton said his college coach John Wooden would say "Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive" He said he would have much preferred to have Wooden use profanity than to hear that phrase over and over again.
In A Congress Full Of Firsts, Still No Open Atheists | HuffPost
BD66 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
Barney Frank was an openly gay Congressman back in the 1980's. It's funny that being Atheist carries more of a stigma politically than being gay.
I recently got a note from admin saying that they had received a number of complaints about me ...
BD66 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
What's wrong with argumentative? Aren't intellectual arguments mentally stimulating?
Collecting idiot terms.
BD66 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
Confusion of they're, their, and there.
Nearly 3 Million People Expected to Go Vegan In 2019, Survey Finds
BD66 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
I've tried that multiple times, then I walk by a McDonalds, smell that beef on the grill, and I'm back to being an omnivore again.
Well I am at 513 off level 8.
BD66 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
Here's a bump from Illinois.
Maybe people believe in God because they are cowards with themselves.
BD66 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
I believe there is some truth in that assessment.
We've had quite a bit of political sniping going on with our great community in the past two or more...
BD66 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
I'm a libertarian small-government guy. I've seen the federal and state governments do so many stupid things that the less power they have the better. For example. Carter's grain embargo of the Soviet Union cut my dad's income by 70% and bankrupted hundreds of thousands of farmers. I worked for government contractors from 1987 through 1999, and the waste was staggering. I could go on for days, but just one story. I had just finished an introduction to digital circuits class, then I went to work for Hughes Aircraft Company as a college intern. They said "We want you to build a parallel processing computer" I gave it my best shot, spent about $500,000 of Uncle Sam's money, then went back to college 8 months later and the project died. I built spy stuff for Uncle Sam for 3 years. I learned enough doing that to know that the people in power in DC don't give a damn about the constitutional rights of US Citizens. I've been audited by the IRS twice. Same story, when you put small people in positions of power they will attempt to abuse that power. The first audit was no problem but still cost me $1100 to pay a CPA to represent me. During the second audit, they said I owed $28,000. After a year of fighting with the IRS, I went in and settled and wrote them a check for $1500. The supervisor there said "You seem like a nice person, but I hope your name never comes up in an audit again" Apart from my own personal experiences, the 20th Century provides numerous social science experiments where large powerful collectivist governments are a disaster: West Germany vs. East Germany. South Korea vs. North Korea Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore vs. Communist China The Democrats are the ones that want to take us down the road to a large powerful collectivist government, so when it matters, I vote Republicans because they are the lessor of 2 evils. When it doesn't matter, I cast symbolic votes for Libertarian party candidates.
I'm one year cigarette free! I tried a few times to smoke one and it was so disgusting.
BD66 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
Congratulations!
Do you consider being a Pagan or wiccan a religion?
BD66 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
Yes.
What Is Oregon Going to Do With Over a Million Pounds of Excess Weed? – Rolling Stone
BD66 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
Should bring the cost of Weed way down.
Trump's Judicial Appointments Were Confirmed At Historic Pace In 2018 : NPR
BD66 comments on Jan 2, 2019:
That's because the same party controls the White House and the Senate.
We keep being told that the infrastructure needs updating or replacement.
BD66 comments on Jan 2, 2019:
If it's cost effective to put in solar panels, people will put in solar panels. Do you want to force people to put things on their buildings that don't make financial sense?
Hi.
BD66 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
You are welcome here
It appears that to thrive on this site one must hate our President....
BD66 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Either that, or spend your time on the Conservative Atheists group.
Experts: Medicare-For-All Is Viable And Would Save The Gov’t Billions Annually
BD66 comments on Dec 24, 2018:
The governments needs to say "We're going to give you the quality of healthcare that the citizens for Spain get for free if you want more or better healthcare, you're going to have to pay for that yourself.
Imagine the outrage if this guy was a Muslim [patheos.com]
BD66 comments on Dec 23, 2018:
Different flavors of the same type of insanity.
Ok, so now I am at level six!!!! WooHoo!!!! What do I win??
BD66 comments on Dec 23, 2018:
All the best perks come when you hit level 7.

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Agnostic, Humanist, Skeptic, Freethinker
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