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Academic (e.g., Science)
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by racocn8
Assuming life exists throughout the universe, may we reasonably assume that Survival of the Fittest and other evolutionary principles are, in fact, universals? (Saluting Darwin Day)
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News & Links
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by FearlessFly
Twitter Blocks Accounts in India as Modi Pressures Social Media The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.
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aussie sceptics
1 month ago1m

Posted by FrayedBear
Shane Dowling reports on the ongoing attempt by Google to avoid paying royalties for Australian news media. What fascinates me, as with the performing rights royalties, the little people do not get paid or recognised ...
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General & Hellos
Jan 20Jan 20

Posted by Buddha
Soooo, how did everyone loke the inauguration party ?
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Quotes
Jan 19Jan 19

Posted by Marionville
“Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jan 15Jan 15

Posted by Healthydoc70
Yet another amusing anecdote about Sam Johnson and related by James Boswell. In speaking of the Beggars Opera at a dinner party, Johnson said,"There is in it such a labefaction of all principles, as may be injurious to morality." The party members ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jan 13Jan 13

Posted by AHWalter1989
LINKLife, Philosophy, and Everything In-Between: Critical Thinking In A Busy World
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Politics
Jan 8Jan 8

Posted by Storm1752
When all is said and done, is there no Compassion for this poor, broken man?
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Trump Pinata
Jan 8Jan 8

Posted by NHjulie
I'm sure they won't see a correlation but I've thought about it every time ive heard one of them talking about their experience.
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Atheists for Liberty
Jan 7Jan 7

Posted by atheistsliberty
"Remember, principles matter and rule of law matters. And we will continue to promote individual liberty, a free exchange of ideas, and stand for the Constitution by supporting religious freedom and a secular government in America." ...
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Trump Pinata
Jan 7Jan 7

Posted by webspider555
This caps it all
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General & Hellos
Jan 4Jan 4

Posted by wordywalt
These traitors to our constitution, to our democratic principles, and to any semblance of a moral code who are supporting Trump's attempts to steal the election deserve a paraphrasing of Shakespeare's words i Macbeth: They are but walking shadows, ...
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Posts
Dec 31, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by bobwjr
This is a good point
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Out Of The Illusion
Dec 31, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by William_Mary
The ICC’s Indefensible Decision on Alleged UK War Crimes in Iraq The International Criminal Court’s detailed report on alleged UK war crimes in Iraq is shocking, but what is truly shocking is the appalling picture that clearly emerges of the...
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General & Hellos
Dec 31, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by t1nick
The problem with Libertarianism is a question of motivation and intent. The question arises,"Why would anyone want to be selfish?", the primary tenet of Libertarianism. The "selfishness" as espoused by Objectivists is unfortunately based on ...
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Politics
Dec 30, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by racocn8
Promising slides from presentation...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Dec 30, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Mvtt
Philosophy post: “Optimistic Nihilism” I don’t normally resonate with single philosophies but this one is close. Anyone feel the same? A philosophy that posits ultimate freedom in the midst of, and solely enabled by, the utter ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Dec 28, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by JackPedigo
Traduce: 1 : to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation 2 : violate, betray traduce a principle of law From the latest “Atlantic” ‘How far should Biden go?’ ”His most important appointment may be a new ...
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Religion & Spirituality
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by girlwithsmiles
So after being reminded of the meaning of life, the universe and everything I came across these, from 4,000 years ago. The 42 Principles of Egyptian Goddess Maat, which I thought were quite interesting 🙂
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Music of the Movies
Dec 20, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Ray13
The 2007 movie Across the Universe included songs by the Beatles. Here is one of my favorite scenes.
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Science, Health & History Tidbits
Dec 11, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by BDair
Vitamin D is the solution to the problem.
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 10, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by JoeB
Determining the ownership of Human, Hominin, and Hominid remains from archeological and palaeontological sites. All humans can claim a common ancestral link to some Hominin and Hominid remains: this is one of the ...
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News & Links
Dec 10, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by snytiger6
LINKEvangelicals Will Be Forever Known As the People Who Traded Principles for Power | Beth Stoneburner | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
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Politics
Dec 7, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by MaryJane
Great article about the differences in the brains of conservatives and liberals. This also explains how fearful persons are Trump supporters. No matter what he does or doesn't do, his approval remains steady. I have always ...
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Political debate
Dec 4, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Flowerwall
The MSM has been caught in an obvious lie by saying the DOJ investigation has been wrapping up with no widespread evidence of voter fraud found. Why has the media attempted to misinform the public? Are they themselves misinformed? Is it a deliberate ...
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Quotes
Nov 27, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
“What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it”..............Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
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General & Hellos
Nov 26, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by cimoore34
Today is Thanksgiving here in the states and because of all that has happened this year, I feel it even more important to recognize things to be thankful for. I've been fortunate to have a job that allowed me to work from home, I was able to spend ...
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Food Glorious Food
Nov 17, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Spinliesel
Welcome to this delicious group. BlueRidgeBroad. I will be looking for Southern recipes from you. You know some, right?
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Nov 15, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Theresa_N
I suppose it was inevitable, there's a QAnon group on agnostic.com.
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Quotes
Nov 6, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
“Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing. It waits for the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way”............Fulton J. Sheen.
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Politics
Nov 3, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by snytiger6
LINKRepublicans bite their tongues following Trump's election threats
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Nov 2, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
An underwater navigation system powered by sound New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
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Politics
Oct 19, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by snytiger6
LINKPro-Trump Creationist Ironically Urges You to Vote for the More Decent Candidate | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
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News & Links
Oct 17, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Blackatheist1985
LINKDemocratic Socialists of America goes all in for Biden - World Socialist Web Site
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Oct 15, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
INCULCATE IN-kəl-kate Part of speech: verb Origin: Latin, mid 16th century 1: Instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction. 2: Teach (someone) an attitude, idea, or habit by persistent instruction. Examples of Inculcate in a ...
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Conservative Atheists
Oct 10, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Hages
LINKConservative Minds
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Politics
Oct 10, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Paul4747
Do you think Trump will challenge all late ballots, or just those for Biden?
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Posts
Oct 7, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by glennlab
Fun facts for the isolation
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Sexual Deviants
Oct 5, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Petter
I've posted this under Love and relationships, but "Extracted from ;The Perfumed Garden;, a 600 year old, Arabic book on sex." What's your take. Do any women here have a problem with a man's penis being too long or fat, for instance?
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Trump Pinata
Oct 4, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Mofo1953
They will pay mainly for treason, stupidity definitely.
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General & Hellos
Sep 27, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Petter
An interesting history on Trump and his stance on abortion, courtesy of the BBC. <iframe width="400" height="500" frameborder="0" src=""></iframe>
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Music Fans
Sep 24, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Marionville
Time once again for my bedtime post...and tonight it’s Lisa Stansfield with All Woman.
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Simple Thoughts
Sep 9, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Boomtarat03
Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
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Politics
Sep 1, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by kmaz
I wonder if voting for Trump, McConnell and company at this point amounts to being severely disloyal to the Republican party, considering the daily betrayal of the Constitution and basic principles of freedom that is being perpetrated, and the ...
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Community Senate
Aug 29, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by TheMiddleWay
COMMUNITY GUIDELINE DISCUSSION: WHAT ARE OUR "RULES"? There have been a series of posts the last few days and it seems to me they revolve around a common theme: what are our community "rules"? What is it that we find acceptable and unacceptable, ...
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Simple Thoughts
Aug 25, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Boomtarat03
In a speech of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Donald Trump Jr. appeals to Americans nationalism anchored on the beliefs and principles of America's founders, which he says "the left are trying to cancel"
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Aug 25, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by johnnyrobish
US Mint Asks Americans to Help Tackle Widespread Coin Shortages The director of the U.S. Mint is asking Americans to help fight widespread coin shortages, by using exact change for purchases and exchanging the coins you have ...
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Politics
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by snytiger6
LINKIn Mary Trump's secret tapes, president's sister Maryanne Trump Barry calls brother 'stupid,' phony, 'cruel - The Washington Post
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Family & Parenting
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Mcflewster
Some Characteristics of the Child Mind [My apologies for not knowing the reference for this. Perhaps another member has come across it, and can identify the author. I have found it fascinating, especially number 8 in the upper list ...
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Trump Pinata
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Theresa_N
The president's sister says he is cruel and has no principles:
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General & Hellos
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by St-Sinner
In secretly recorded audio, President Trump’s says he has ‘no principles’ and ‘you can’t trust him’.
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Politics
Aug 19, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
A TikTok Ban Is Overdue Opinion By Tim Wu Critics say we shouldn’t abandon the ideal of an open internet. But there is such a thing as being a sucker.
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Memes R Us
Aug 18, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by EyesThatSmile
Poetic romantics.
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Posts
Aug 17, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by OldMetalHead
We're witnessing a clinic on how dictatorships start.
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General & Hellos
Aug 16, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by wordywalt
My grand-nephew is an under achieving, uncivil, redneck reactionary who has chosen to stay in the rural north Florida community in which I grew up. I have become exasperated at his uncivil behavior and have send him this message: Ben, I was ...
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Quotes
Aug 13, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Hages
"What worries you, masters you." - John Locke
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Health & Happiness
Aug 12, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by josephr
A random reflection about someone's question to me, "Are you religious?" I answered, "what do you know about Taoism and Zen Buddhism? Because it feels good to adopt and adapt their principles, and live according to what the clearly defined lessons ...
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Trump Pinata
Aug 11, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Merseyman1
Today I saw a video "I CAN DO ALL THROUGH CHRIST" where the mannequin called Melania is exhorting Christians to vote against us, the enemy. Of course she is reading a teleprompter. Then there's thousands of comments of all the conservative Christians...
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Quotes
Aug 8, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by wonderandlisten
“Whatever principles you put before you, hold fast to them as laws which it will be impious to transgress. But pay no heed to what any one says of you; for this is something beyond your own control.” - Epictetus
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Aug 5, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Cutiebeauty
ni·hil·ist /ˈnīələst,ˈnēəlist,ˈnihilist/ noun a person who believes that life is meaningless and rejects all religious and moral principles. "it is impossible to argue against a nihilist"
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CLASSICAL, OPERA and CROSSOVER
Aug 5, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Marionville
David Garrett with the Filarmonica de La Scala, Milano conductor Riccardo Chailly....performing Czardas by Vittorio Monti.
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Health & Happiness
Aug 3, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by LiterateHiker
Why, oh why, did I purchase and wear this mask of my own face?
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Quotes
Aug 2, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Hages
“We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.” - Charles Darwin
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Posts
Jul 29, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Catch Me If You Can · Eric Clapton
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Crass Comedy
Jul 28, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Captain_Feelgood
Well... Is it not 'Free Speach'?? First Amendment Right?? 😂
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Trump Pinata
Jul 27, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Merseyman1
The personality complex of power trips and false machismo that defined Napoleon define Trump. His principles are bankrupt. He transmits hate. He is a vicious purveyor of fear politics, and he understands a major tenet of Napoleon’s philosophy: ...
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jul 19, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
On political correctness. It is not what you think, and it is dangerous.
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Quotes
Jul 8, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by HannaYou
"Some men change their party for the sake of their principles — others their principles for the sake of their party." - Winston Churchill
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Jul 6, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Jetty
LINKEight Big Reasons Critical Race Theory Is Terrible for Dealing with Racism - New Discourses
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Politics
Jul 5, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by kmaz
Latest from the Lincoln Project - this one is a gem: I really enjoyed this statement by a former Navy Seal, a Physician, and a founder of Veterans For Responsible Leadership I wonder if the President's apparent betrayal of ...
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Jewish by Culture
Jul 4, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by kmaz
favorite songs related to Judaism 1. I'm wondering if folks here have favorite melodies. I'm asking for more than one reason, but lately it's come up that I'm in a Christian community and playing instrumental music while other people want to sing ...
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Politics
Jul 3, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by JackPedigo
US declaration of Independence. A sobering read and what is strange/weird/funny and typical some tRump supporters thought this was propaganda from NPR. I, upon hearing parts of it thought it was directed at the present dictator-in chief. Instead of ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Jul 1, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Spinliesel
Usually, my posts on birthdays involve musicians. Today, let's raise our cups to celebrate Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, born on this day in 1646 in Leipzig. Leibniz laid the foundations of both integral and differential calculus. His memory is ...
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FreeThinkers
Jun 29, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Philip21
America Has Always Been A Nation Of Conspiracy Theories — But It’s Worse Than Ever
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Politics
Jun 22, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by lobsteraki
Democracy is based on good justice. 2500 years ago at the ancient city of Athens they have solved the problem of corrupted judges by using the Kleroterion. Also the citizens had an anti-election voice for candidates who they are though are dangerous ...
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Memes R Us
Jun 20, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Freespirit64
Just a little horoscope humour.... I can think of a few people...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 15, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by DavidDuhon
Though I might share my six guiding principles that I worked out some years ago. 1. Find your own path--pay attention, make decisions, find a groove. 2. Live simply yet elegantly to increase leisure and decrease harm. 3. Create time to play ...
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LGBT+
Jun 13, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by MikeInBatonRouge
If you have an hour to kill, this is a terrific talk from a year ago from one of my absolute favorite agnostic/atheist thinkers....and Richard Dawkins, almost as a mere sounding board. I am so impressed with Stephen Fry's thoughtfulness and ...
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General & Hellos
Jun 6, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by DixonButts4U
I recently deactivated all my social media accounts and I'm making an effort to find other like-minded people. Although I take a very pro-atheist stance I'm not very tribal, though I would like to discover some community. I find myself trying to ...
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General & Hellos
May 28, 2020May 2020

Posted by FrayedBear
To bring out your dead or not? When it comes to the elderly let them suffer?
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Political Posts, Articles and Memes
May 28, 2020May 2020

Posted by GipsyOfNewSpain
About ameriKKKan History we are never, ever told about.... How come we are not told of the Confederate General that was a Native American, General Stand Watie... How about the Union General Ely Parker that was member of the General Grant Staff? He ...
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General & Hellos
May 26, 2020May 2020

Posted by dave1459
Hello to all the UK members and I want to thank them for allow their snack food to be exported. Received these as a gift box. Seen them or had them before?
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Politics
May 24, 2020May 2020

Posted by skado
“Ultimately, the electability story peddled by elites undermines our democracy’s dwindling capacity to respond to people’s need for fundamental change. If political parties have a purpose in a democracy, it’s to embody the principles on which...
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Health & Happiness
May 20, 2020May 2020

Posted by Xenocat
State of mind... Lately I've been feeling incredibly lonely, almost 'cripling.' And no, I'm not talking about being alone due to social distancing, I'm referring to being lonely in terms lacking an intimate relationship with someone. There has been...
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Trump Pinata
May 20, 2020May 2020

Posted by MikeInBatonRouge
Republicans Ignore Trump's Purge Of Government Watchdogs This isn't even funny. This is just fascist, and that is not exaggeration. Fascism is not a policy position. It is, instead, a tactic for establishing dictatorship by ...
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The Escapees- - Hide here!
May 18, 2020May 2020

Posted by Surfpirate
Is it just me or do people seem to be a bit more on edge lately?
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News & Links
May 15, 2020May 2020

Posted by sassygirl3869
Premier medical journal, the Lancet, blasts the Trump administration in a stunning editorial and calls for a new President who won't politicize the health system and CDC.
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Memes R Us
May 15, 2020May 2020

Posted by Lizard_of_Ahaz
Is stupidity covered or considered a pre-existing condition?....
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Health & Happiness
May 15, 2020May 2020

Posted by sassygirl3869
NFL player donates more than 170 down payments on new homes for struggling single mothers. Kudos in order!!! Agree/Disagree?
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Memes R Us
May 14, 2020May 2020

Posted by Lizard_of_Ahaz
Looking forward to the stupid people paying the price and crying about it real soon....
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Biden 2020
May 7, 2020May 2020

Posted by UrsiMajor
Joe Biden Virtual Rally Tampa Thursday May 7 5:15 PM EST We can't host any in-person events due to COVID-19, but that won't stop me from hitting the campaign trail—virtually, of course. Tomorrow, I'll be making stops around Florida and wrapping up...
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aussie sceptics
May 5, 2020May 2020

Posted by powder
I knew the fuckers were over stepping their authority. This quote taken from article 6 from a UNESCO declaration in 2005, found in the following link. Posting this because yesterday I was forced to get a seasonal flu inoculation in order to visit ...
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News & Links
May 5, 2020May 2020

Posted by redbai
LINKGOP Lawmaker Opposes Coronavirus Face Masks Because They Cover 'The Image Of God' | HuffPost
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Leftists
May 4, 2020May 2020

Posted by gsiamne
May 1970: The Kent State Killings: Today is the 50th anniversary of that. I was still in my mothers womb when that happened. I also went to the U. of Akron for a start on a masters and wound up with another bachelors. I also did a ...
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General & Hellos
May 1, 2020May 2020

Posted by Robecology
Armed to the teeth...er...lips? A salute to the Michigan freedom fighters...(yes...it's "photoshopped")
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News & Links
Apr 26, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKFreethought of the Day - David Hume
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Environment, Ecology and Sustainability
Apr 23, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Allamanda
The Five Principles for a Just Recovery - how does that look where you live? We can make it happen in our communities!
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Posts
Apr 20, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by WonderWartHog99
Sometimes I declare "Woo who!" only to find: Wooism Wooism n. Proper: The actions or processes of; and the distinctive or characteristic traits of behavior, of the person formerly known as Chris, now known as "Woo". (He does you tube videos). Woo...
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General & Hellos
Apr 18, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
AI researchers propose ‘bias bounties’ to put ethics principles into practice
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Legalize Cannabis Nationwide/Worldwide
Apr 14, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by OldGoat43
BUSINESS 4/14/2020 Aurora Cannabis's board approved a plan to consolidate outstanding shares on a 12:1 basis. LINK: Cresco Labs says it is expanding hiring in Illinois and will focus recruitment ...
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