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I have taught science for 30 years. I have worked as a scientist in two different fields. I was raised in the Presbyterian church. I abandoned it after my first year in college. I realized I had many questions that theism could not answer adequately.. I have been an atheist ever since.

Until recently, I found being an atheist meant being a hidden population. Glad that being rational is becoming more socially acceptable.

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Well I think I just got a dog. A beautiful red tick hound greeted me when I pulled in at the house, ...
t1nick comments on Jun 21, 2019:
I live on the reservation and we have a stray dog problem. We also have people drop off dogs on the neighborhood all the time. Especially in the Spring after Christmss puppies have grown out their puppy cuteness. I have coerced many dumped strays in and taken to the animal shelter over the last few years. I, mysrlf hsve fouf rescue dogs.
My rant ... Any body see the video of Obama in some African state saying it's good to be back to ...
t1nick comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Backward, You continually accuse all of us of not being able to recognize a truth when we see it. Now you want us to accept what is essentially a Deep Fake altered, manufactured piece of media. The fact that you cannot recognize the fallacy in this reporting renders all your other claims and recrimenations suspect. Your judgement is now in question (for many of us it has been for a longtime) and your "sky is falling" rhetoric rings hollow
Since we already run background checks on LEGAL gun purchases.....
t1nick comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Overseas Immigration vetting normally takes a minimum of two years. Central America vetting has been been disrupted by the situation at the border. Nothing in the Constitition about American citizens needing an ID to vote. So many conservatives clamber for original interpretation of the Constitution. No mention in the Constitution, therefore not appropriate to demand such. That's a voter suppression move.
My rant ... Any body see the video of Obama in some African state saying it's good to be back to ...
t1nick comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Stupid conspiracies. Deep Fakes from immoral right-wingers.
Can't say I have ran into anything like this on the road... unfortunately :o
t1nick comments on Jun 21, 2019:
You just gotta love body paint
Can't say I have ran into anything like this on the road... unfortunately :o
t1nick comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Me neither, but certainly like to.
In the US of A, oh how things have changed. Nowadays corruption doesn’t seem to matter.
t1nick comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Unfortunately, corruption is a part of most governments. We are no different. Our history is rife with examples of corruption; Lincoln & Colfacx County Wars, Teapot Dome scandal, the Robber Barons, etc.. It's always been there, just not always as openly practiced as it is today. You are correct to be concerned and cynical given this kleptocracy in Washington today.
I love heavily tattooed women
t1nick comments on Jun 20, 2019:
I like ink, it would be nice to see the whole composition.
I had a great opportunity to photograph a Fire Fly. Thought I would share.
t1nick comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Cool
So what is the opposite of being impressed? When I feel this, it feels like I am being drained of...
t1nick comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Underwhelmed
I could watch her for days.
t1nick comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Me too
Throughout my life people have said you will find someone on a romantic level when you are not ...
t1nick comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Yes more than once.
Here is something for math nerds as well as word nerds. Have you ever looked at a math problem such...
t1nick comments on Jun 19, 2019:
never knew that. cool
Do you suspect there is an evangelical arm of atheism that wants to convert religious practitioners ...
t1nick comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Perhaps. What I percieve on this site there is a small very conservative group that hold all the same political stances and values as any staunch Evangelical. The only difference their selfishness manifests itself as not wanting the church, a God, or anybody else to tell them what to do, what to think, or how to act. They profess agnosticism/atheism as a way of shedding any or all accountability to anyone or anything. An easy way to assuage their guilt by not having to answer to anybody. They're basically Evangelicals withour the guilt, but same old prejudices.
Midget finds a date.
t1nick comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Lol
Does anyone have any information about our member Coral? She has just disapeared totally and i ...
t1nick comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I haven't heard from her since she had that bad accident
Political Correctness IS bigotry: intolerance screamed at other's ideas. Demanding such be made law ...
t1nick comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Wrong! Those that fight against reasoable PC the loudest are usually the biggest abusers. Their objection stems from a selfish desire to be boorish and inappropriate and not to be expected to respect others differences and sensibilities and not be told what they can or cannot do. I do agree that PC can be overdone, and it seems that people gave become thin skinned. But in genetal they are justified. Afterall, the boors have been discrimenating, insulting, and dehumanizing these persons for decades, if not Centuries. They finally found themselves in a social setting where it is alright to stand up and drmand respect, and positive recognition. The anti-PC boors just don't like being called to answer for their boorish and condescending behavior.
Red Pill Philosophy
t1nick comments on Jun 17, 2019:
What is it?
A hugely blaring difference between Capitalism and Socialism that Americans seem to miss (and very ...
t1nick comments on Jun 17, 2019:
In the Sociology (not Socialism - lol) of Education we talk about the hierarchy of the Elementary and Secondary Education model. According to this model, schools are designed based upon socioeconomic and social status. Schools in the inner city and in rural areas where the income is lower or substandard, students lack adequate resources to support or reinforce the opportunity towards upward mobility. Thier lessons are designed to reinforce following directions, meeting deadlines, not questioning superiors, and answer rote or non-open ended questions. The curricula is geared to making the cogs to feed the machine. They are being trained to work on the factory floor, work in the service industry, or fill out the bottoms ranks of the societal workforce. Plus fill out the lowest ranks of the military machine "the grunts". Suburban and middle class teaching strategies are geared somewhat higher in their aspirations. This group is given more open-ended questions. They are still taught to follow instructions and meet deadlines, but they are given the opportunity to have some input and make limited decisions. This group is being groomed for middle management or small business ownership. They are also encouraged to enter the military, but aspire to the lower and middle officer corps. Lastly, the upper class is given a more rigorous and challenging curriculum. They are asked to make decisions and defend choices. They are expected to be involved, motivated and competitive academically. It it generally expected that these children will be the pool from which the next leaders will be drawn. They are expected to be top lawyers, doctors, and stock brokers. Now exceptions occer at all levels in this hierarchy. Involved parents can motivate their child to achieve despite disadvantages (nurture). Prodigies and exceptioal talents occur within all the groups (nature). Likewise, learning disabled and slower students also occur at all levels. More recent teaching strategies have changed this socio-economic model of education. But it hasn't eliminated it, just lessened the more insidious aspects of this formulae.
A hugely blaring difference between Capitalism and Socialism that Americans seem to miss (and very ...
t1nick comments on Jun 17, 2019:
You need workers to feed the capitalistic machine. And the human fodder that gets fed to the machine scream the loudest to protect it. Go figure.
The illustrated woman.
t1nick comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Wow, amazing ink. I love it. Woohoo
Black Missouri drivers 91% more likely to be stopped, state attorney general finds | PBS NewsHour
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
And people do not understand what white privilege is.
I live in Canada and every day I am horrified by the absolute shit storm that spews out of Trumps ...
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Its called a calculted risk. When the Republicans Impeached Clinton, at the next election, they lost several seats and control of one of the houses they dominated. As it presently stands, Republicans control the Senate. Should Impeachment go forward, it would take a 2/3rds majority in both houses to actualize. Right now, the leader of the Senate refuses to even let it be brought forward for a vote should the process go forward. Coincidently with that, if it failed in the Senate and Trump wasn't successfully Impeached, he and his cabal would claim Democratic harrassment and his total exoneration. The converse argument is to allow the law suits go forward. Slowly win the cases at court and get incontrovertible evidence of a felony. Once corraborating is in, then go forward with Impeachment. Final argument. begin Impeachment proceedings to give grester teeth to subpoenas. Expose evidence and get the greater part of the American public to get on board with the Impeachment.
The Belief That Trump Is a Messiah Is Rampant and Dangerous | Psychology Today
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Not Messiah, don't you mean anti-Christ. Lol
Does anyone else struggle with hating religion? It is a daily struggle, letting go of hate, as I ...
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
I gave up religion 45 years ago. But needless to say I carried resent against believers for years. This was especially true when I was home with my family, as I had to pretend, or at least thought I did. I'm not sure when, but eventually I became inured to religiosity. As a teacher I have to put up a front, as I teach in a Native community. There are a number of ceremonies that involve a prayer or reference to a Christian God. I just bow my head and wait patiently for the event to end. I no longer fight that battle. Since I don't believe in any religion or religious paradigm, I can't see wasting time on something that doesn't exist.
Do any of you in this ever lisen to Christy the Word Smith on National Public Radio? Or is she ...
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Are you talking about the San Diego couple that has the radio show, "A Way With Words"?
minuend min·u·end (mĭn′yo͞o-ĕnd′) n. The quantity from which another quantity, the...
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Here's the actual quote as used in the novel: "I'm reading verbaim now, use false subtraction to encode the frequency using the last five digits or your service number as the minuend." A WWII spy novel set in London They are tracking morse code radio signal frequencies.
minuend min·u·end (mĭn′yo͞o-ĕnd′) n. The quantity from which another quantity, the...
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
In order to calculate ones tax returns, one must subtract the appropriate subtrahend (deduction) from your minuend (earnings) in order to figure your return. This is strictly a mathematical term. I ran across in a novel I'm reading.
I think we all know who they really are.
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Right........lol
Good morning all! Today's topic : the wet spot... Have you ever laid or slept on the wet spot or ...
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Back in the 70's there was a book called, "A Dieter's Guide to Weightloss Through Sex". On the back jacket cover was a list of Calories lost via different sex relatedd activities. "Avoiding the wet spot", I think burned up 50 Calories. Lol
My religious sister once told me she was not afraid to read books other than the bible, so I was ...
t1nick comments on Jun 16, 2019:
If you liked All Quiet on the Western Front, you might appreciate, "Journey to the End of the Night" Novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
In 16 days I have a life changing appointment. On July 1st I have a meeting with the sugeon who will...
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Good luck. Heal fast and be happy
Sarah Sanders Leaving WH... they won't find a bigger liar except Trump himself. ...
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Don't bet on it. Trump World is full of an endless supply of grifters and liars
Chump’s Contract with America.
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
As a teacher I would have to give this effort a failing grade
Wag the Dog.... [globalresearch.ca]
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
This is just as concievable as the Iranian blame story. It is not the first time a crisis was manufactured to get a country, or our country for that matter into a war. Remember WMD and Remember the Maine or Lusitania. One sabotaged by us, the other leaked intelligence about military personnel and equipment on board. Politicians are not above sacrificing their own people as an excuse to enter a conflagration against a percieved enemy. All for the greater cause, ends justify the means. Pompeo and Bolton are cut from this cloth.
Shiny, happy, people... How do you like this lovely lady? I likey mucho... 😄😘
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
This closer to my body style preference ( not exact, but closer). Likey, likey. Lol
Seven Creatures With Skills That Easily Beat Humans - Popular Science - Pocket
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Interesting article. On a side note, so often humans ethnocentrically assume that humans are superior to other organisms because of our brain development. But evolution doesn't work that way. One organism is not superior to another. It isn't a competition for phylogenetic superiority of any one species. Instead each organism is superior in its niche. Each organism had evolved those attributes that makes it supremely "fit" for the space in the habitat it occupies. When those attributes no longer serve to keep the organism supremely "fit" within its niche, that organism either adapts (through a number of evolutionary mechanisms) or goes extinct. Simply because humans have been able to articially modify their environment to adapt to them, as opposed to the other way around, does not make our species automatically superior. In fact just the opposite. We are a much more fragile species then most. On top of that, we as a species have advanced to a state of "unfitness" that just might be spelling our demise in few generations. *For those of you unfamiliar with evolutionary terminology and jargon, I have put quotes around the word "fit". This is perhaps one of the most important terms in evolutionary theory, as well as being one of the most misunderstood by the lay public. " Fitness " to ones environment is the one key element that determines whether a species continues on or goes extinct. It implies a positive compatibility and relationship with all of the aspects that the species interacts with and depends upon. For generations, people have made reference to the "survival of the fittest". This has nothing to do with who eats who, or as in business who can consume the most competitors. Rather what it refers to is the most "fit", in utilizing its positive attributes to maintain its evolutionary viability. The Social Darwinists got it all wrong (eg. Trump and associates).
They could have handled that better....
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I bet the person responsible for painting the figure on the door had a great laugh while doing it?
'Marvel's Jessica Jones': A Netflix Experiment Ends - The Atlantic
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I got most of the way through Season 2, then lost interest. Liked the series until towards the end.
Modern hieroglyphics.
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Loss of juevos, not good. Lol
New Dinosaur Species With Spiky Backbone Discovered in Argentina. Alive some 140 million years ...
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Interesting discovery
Good morning all! Wakey wakey! Time to get it up ! Oops, I mean time to get outta bed.... ...
t1nick comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Lol
Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident – Caitlin Johnstone
t1nick comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Since the JFK assassination, then Watergate and Nixon, Americans have become increasing more cynical. IMO, with Trump we are witnessing the point of dimenishing returns. It now easier to trust the Iranian explanation that have faith in what Pompeo. Bolten, or Trump say. It truly is a sad time in America.
I find it kind of odd that the home page of Agnostic.com has atheists listed first. I wonder why?
t1nick comments on Jun 14, 2019:
I think you might be ovethinking this issue a bit. I doubt there was a purposeful philosophical reason behind the order.
Bada Bing, bada boom! Good night!
t1nick comments on Jun 13, 2019:
My goodness. Atlas has some competition. Lol
Curious how the patriotic words of The Star-Spangled Banner are set to a British tune! Pre ...
t1nick comments on Jun 13, 2019:
It is not saying anything. First, many folk tunes and early tunes are adapted to a previous tune. Its very common. In musicology its called a rake. Many early American tunes are adapted to British tunes because that who they were before becoming an American, and its the same language (sort of- lol). P.S. British music coming to America didn't begin with the Beatles. Lol Second, Jimi only played the music because he a guitrarist before being a singer. The star-spangled banner is a very difficult song to sing. It would venture it was out of his singing range. He also was attempting a difficult riff and probablybtook most of his concentration.
It's endlessly interesting (and frustrating AF) how this "administration" will accept the reports of...
t1nick comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Every Trump appointee, his family and the majority of Republicans in Congress are hypocrites, not to mention cowards.
Sexy Wizard of Oz .. Part 1 Dorothy
t1nick comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Ruby clogs as opposed to ruby slippers? Lol. A dutch Dorothy. Lol
OK, so I've been posting pics of very fit women this past week... Some of you liked them, others ...
t1nick comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I like her, but I like the fit ones just as well
You need the correct equipment for the job... Kneepads are important...
t1nick comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Lol. Before or after the drive. Lol
Imagine the carnage that ensued!
t1nick comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I disagree with your conclusion in the sense that the time frame your suggesting (loosely implying) I think might be too short of a time and the interactions too infrequent to cause the evolutionary development you suggest. Its almost a Lamarckian perception. By that it almost like saying, "Because my neughboring species is bigger than me, I'm going will my species to get bigger". Evolution does not operate like that. Now, sexual selection may have into play, in the sense that larger individuals had a better chance at surviving an encounter. But that is suggest that the interactions between competing groups was constant and regular over multiple millennia stimulating a selective advantage for size and muscularity. No proof that the interactions and intraspecies competition were of that nature. Size and muscularity increase was in response to a multitude of evolutionary stimuli.
What an idiot! Man tries using a clearly fake license plate.
t1nick comments on Jun 12, 2019:
At first I took exception to the reference to the Darwin Awards, as they usually entail the total physical removal from the gene pool. Hoeever, after readingbthis list of losers, I have a feeling if left in public they would eventually end up removing themselves permanently from the gene pool. Lol
I am watching a show on Netflix called 3% it is a lot like watching Clockwork Orange of the modern ...
t1nick comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Interesting
Famed film actress Lillian Gish’s name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The ...
t1nick comments on Jun 12, 2019:
The problem that exists, remains that until social, racial and gender equality is reached, or at the very least brought closer to equity, there are going to be collatrtal victims. Is it right, probably not. I wouldn't have made this move. But until things change, there are going to be victims as connections with undesirable behavior becomes exposed. I cannot blame institutions erring on the side of caution and I cannot blame long standing social victims for jumping at the chance for redress or a desire for setting the tables right.
Hey guys... Just wanted to thank all the members here who have increased their activity here! It ...
t1nick comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Lol
Hello there
t1nick comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Ummm. Nice
The Most Popular Slang the Year You Were Born
t1nick comments on Jun 12, 2019:
boonies - Out in the boonies, Was still popular in 1972 when I graduated high school
‪This sweet little baby has been resting in my grandparent’s yard the past couple of days. I ...
t1nick comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Are those engorged ticks?
Were there any problems in this world BEFORE Trump was president or did ALL of the world issues ...
t1nick comments on Jun 11, 2019:
We were respendent in our Elysian fields until Trump arrived. Lol
Just finished reading Kurt Vonnegut's Galapagos. Before that, I had read his cat's cradle. Both were...
t1nick comments on Jun 11, 2019:
The fun thing about Vonnegut is that often a character he creates in one novel makes cameos in his other novels. He is the master of this. In his novel, "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater," Vonnegut introduces his character, Kilgore Trout (1965). Trout is an unsuccessful pulp fiction soft porn author. In the novel, Breakfast of Champions. Trout is finally given a literature award for one of his porn novels. After the Award ceremony, Vonnegut chases down Trout as himself. Accosts Trout and admits that he, Vonnegut, is Trouts creator. He realeases Trout as his own entity. 6 months later Trout comes out with a soft porn novel (in reality) by the name, "Venus on the Half-shell".
I want to know: what's the lettering on her outfit spell out? What does it mean?
t1nick comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Gaodemoemode??? Some European brand. Oh well who cares, shes splendid.
Early in the morning
t1nick comments on Jun 10, 2019:
Woo hoo, I'm awake now. As Tom Wiats used to say on his "Nighthawks at the Diner" album, "I'm so horny, the crack of dawn better watch out." Lol
America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming [forbes.com] The Nation recently published a stunning...
t1nick comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I've been talking about this for quite awhile. Conservatives have so brainwashed themselves with talking points that they actually believe their lies. They overgeneralize and go out of their way to avoid facts. Especially if the facts contradict their talking points.
Mature women seem to have something special.
t1nick comments on Jun 10, 2019:
Experience and they know it. Lol
Just keep reminding them..
t1nick comments on Jun 10, 2019:
You go girl. Lol
Can an atheist be a hippy?
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
I was.
Tearing down the building will not change the story of Columbine, to somehow make the massacre any ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
I do not know if everybody in the community is aware. A month ago, young girl from Florida ( I think) made her way to Colorado. She posted on Facebook or Instagram that she intended to honor the shooters of Columbine with another mass shooting in the school. She planned to make it even bigger. The police and FBI tracked her to the Denver area. They put out warnings. Realizing she couldn't pull off her goal, she lead police to the top of Mt. Evens west of Denver where she took her own life with one of the guns she had planned on using at Columbine.
Hugh Culverhouse: I gave the University of Alabama $26.5 million. I spoke out about abortion. They ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Good for him. At least the gentleman in question learned his ethics and law well. Its a shame that the Alabama zealotry reached all the way up in to the higher halls of learning.
Neo Nazis, white nationalists are currently the biggest threat to world peace. Its especially ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
If they ever a good long look in the mirror they'd suddenly realize that their DNA is really not the grnetic material we want to pass along. Jusy sayin'....ugly. ( and dumb too). Lol
Since these two gents are not often go on the "general forum" I posted it on here, ahmmm its holiday...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Glad you're okay. You no longer allow PM on your profile page. I was going to send you pic of my step-grandchild in the Phillipines.
I am playing around with a subject for an upcoming video. I would like to know how you would answer ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
A bad LSD trip!!???
Just curious. Who would not have joined this forum if it was called atheist.com?
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Yes, I'm not a fan of equivocation. Lol
Chinese model born in New York Ping Hue!
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Very beautiful
Haven't had a scavenger hunt for awhile... This weeks hunt is sexy pajama pics... I'll start it ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Is this better? Lol
Haven't had a scavenger hunt for awhile... This weeks hunt is sexy pajama pics... I'll start it ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Not as good as CB's, but call it my temporary post. Still looking. Celebrities in pajamas. This is not the last word (or pic). Lol
She looks tough... You think you can keep up with her?
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Yeah.......You could say that. Lol
National Weather Radar in San Diego picks up a “bloom” of ladybugs - 80 miles large. ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Cool, I sent it to teacher friend who is teaching environmental science this summer.
Who is dumber?
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Tough choices. In each case their shoe size exceeds their IQ.
She fell out of the chair! Someone help her get up and maybe she'll help you get up...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Lol
I have three of my girlfriends from upstate visiting me this weekend... Two are going home ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Thats a wise decision. Good luck as you approach the delivery day.
Why does everybody want to be a gangster?
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
In the late 60's and early 70's we had hippies. Both were manifestations of antiestablishment and alienation sentiments. Every generation has its manifestation, but some movements get greater traction and become more pronounced than others. I was a hippie, now I teach gangsters. Quite a transition
Haven't had a scavenger hunt for awhile... This weeks hunt is sexy pajama pics... I'll start it ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Woo hoo. I was just thinking yesterday we hadn't had a scavenger hunt for awhile. Great minds think alike. Lol. Let the hunt begin. Lol
Not sure how to handle this. I was conversing with a member on here. Seemed nice enough until he ...
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
If he he sent you his pic on this site, do a screen shot and send to Administration with your explanation. I know that sounds vile, but sometimes a so called "paper trail" is necessary to eliminate such activities.
Rare Mike Pence selfie
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Children of the Corn. Pence was mentally disturbed even back then.
15 Rare Photos of Black Rosie the Riveters | Stuff Mom Never Told You
t1nick comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Nice collection of photos reminding us that everybody did their part.
Systemic Racism. White privilege and the Double Standard. [facebook.com]
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Ive been railing about white privilege on this site for over a year. In that time I've recieved responses from conservatives from Oklahoma to Alabama that insist white privilege does not exist. They insist that it is just a distraction dreamed up by whites full of white guilt. They equate white privilege with the concept that some person or some agency is supposedly going around handing out money (literally) to people who are white just because they are white (technically, in one sense thats true when you compared the hoops minorities have to jump through to get a loan). They insist that since they never got a virtual hand out and they are white, white privilege doesn't exist.
How do you debunk it when someone claims religion, no matter it's true or false' serves as an ...
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Why bother. Sounds like an exercise in futility to me.
Cycle touring opportunity along Katy Trail in Missouri. Also thinking to organize cycling in Europe ...
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
I cycled the west coast of France in 2004. Bilboa, Spain to St. Malo, France with side trip through Brittany.
52nd Anniversary of Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
You're right about cover up. I like history and I've never heard of this event. Thank you. Leave it to politicians to dishonor us. This time with the help of the armed services (not the first). Shameful episode.
Looks to be some kind of menu....
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
I never understood this trend. When I was teaching in CO, the community I was in was very conservative. It was full of Mormons, Evangelicals, and Baptists. They all wanted to brag about the number of babies they had produced. The thing I couldn't understand, was, we lived just 25 miles from a Supermax prison where the worlds worst criminals are being incarcerated. There is a private prison system of everything from miminum security to maximum security facilities a couple of miles from the SuperMax. Pedophile Alert identified multiple persons living in a 25 mile radius of us. Why would anyone want to advertise how many children and their approximarmte ages given these circumstance. Befuddles the mind.
Kate Upton in body paint
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
I've always loved body paint. Not particularly an Upton fan. Seen her shoots in Sports Illustrated.
Slightly redrawn.
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Slightly. Lol
Petition calls to rename street in front of Trump Tower after Obama
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
That would serve him right. Karma
For those who like ink.
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Nice
The problem in the world is relatively simple. “We do not have a common goal to strive for.” ...
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
This is similar to many of my previous posts. Only my point was with regards to human overpopulation. I contend that overpopulation in the human species occurs (occurred) when society no longer can exert checks and balances on deleterious or abberant behavior. In the case of the human species this occurs at about the upper level of the tribe size of population. Accepting this premise that means that overpopulation actually occurred between 10,000 and 7,000 years ago. Roughly coincident with the rise and shift to agriculture Because culture and society are an evolutionarily integral and necessary part of human development, anything that that is deleterious to the "fitness" of the well-being of the cohesion renders that society evolutionarily "unfit" (eg. religion). Once abberant behaviors become cemented and are left unchecked, the greater that society moves toward evolutionary unfitness. Ultimately leading to extinction. For humans this begins above the tribal level size. So we have been overpopulated for quite a long while.
I am amazed every time I read the history around the Bible. On the outside looking in it is an ...
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
I concur that most Christians have no idea about the history of their own religion. Below I provided a URL for a Christian timeline of events up to and ending with the Convention of Nicea. This is totalkt a FYI for anybody interested and offers some counterpoints for any Agnostic looking for counter argument points. These are the early years. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/maps/cron.html
The ban wagon pulled into town today... It just departed with four passengers headed to the land of ...
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Lol
Now, regarding Trump's speech at Normandy. I give him credit for staying on script during his ...
t1nick comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Your observations are right on. Throughout his tenure as president anytime Trump had to deliver a pre-scripted speech and not speak extemporaneously, he is flat, emotionless, and anything but inspiring. Granted that this particular occasion called for a serious presentation, there is a difference between being serious, and being detached, uninterested, and disingenuous. You can always tell when Trump doesn't believe in something and has been forced to deliver due to responsibility of the office (eg. His denouncement of white supremicists). Combine this with his low reading skills (suggestions from insiders that he might be dyslexic), reading off a prompter might increase his discomfort. Regardless, everything about Trump is intent. He is a unique animal in that a majority of his indiscretions seem to involve infractions in which "intent" must be demonstrated to indict or convict (a difficult bar to reach). He believes and operates under the aegis of "letter of the law", and not the "spirit of the law". He tends to push his actions into that grey area between "letter of the law" and outright criminality.
Columbine High may be torn down. It inspires mass shooters.
t1nick comments on Jun 7, 2019:
I applied to teach there four years ago. I interviewed well and would have been offered a job, but their pay scale was way too low for a urban/suburban school district.
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t1nick comments on Jun 7, 2019:
This is the correct time and the correct location for a culture known as the Solutrean tradition, which is thought to be the progenitors of the Clovis tradition in the United States. A late glacial resurgence connected southern France with an ice sheet which covered all of Northern Europe, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. it is believed that the Solutreans people were being starved out due to the extinction of large game. They followed the ice sheet edge and arrived in the North America about the same time as the Clovis tradition occurs here. The largest cluster of Clovis points occurs along the NE coast of the US. the technology is identical to the Solutreans technology. This is one of at least three migrations of peoples to North America post-15,000 BCE. DNA segments from the Ojibway tribes share similarities with that from Southern France, Northern Spain. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=clovis+man

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