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Atheism's Best Friend?
by freak80 in #misc on 12 Mar 2012  48 comments, latest 6 months ago
As we all know, Protestant Liberalism has done a lot of work refuting historic Christianity. Shouldn't atheists support Protestant Liberalism, then? After all, what better way to get rid of...

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Losing (Some of) My Fear of Death (without Religion)
by freak80 in #misc on 19 Jul 2013  55 comments, latest 3 years ago
About three weeks ago I was having blood drawn and I passed out. The nurses said I was "out" for 20 or 30 seconds. Amazingly, I didn't even notice. At...

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Rationalwiki article on non-materialist neuroscience (rationalwiki.org)
by freak80 in #misc on 4 Mar 2014  Posted 4 years ago
Modern neuroscience strongly suggests that we *are* our brains and nothing more. And of course, many people don't like that idea. See the following article from RationalWiki: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/N Then again,...

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Freak80 visits Bay Area! What to do?
by freak80 in #misc on 12 Nov 2013  44 comments, latest 4 years ago
I've already ridden a cable car and taken a bridge-to-bridge cruise on the bay. Fantastic city! What else should I do as a tourist?

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Stocks and Bonds: Both Bad Bets?
by freak80 in #investing on 23 Oct 2013  25 comments, latest 4 years ago
Stocks are overvalued on a long-term basis. Interest rates are near all-time lows, bonds go down when interest rates rise. Gold and silver swing wildly, just like any other commodity....

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Fun: Starting a New Religion (rationalwiki.org)
by freak80 in #misc on 8 Aug 2013  6 comments, latest 4 years ago
From RationalWiki: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/F A *perfect* portrayal of what religion is really all about. Bravo! Why did I ever fall for it myself? I guess that's the power of groupthink (and...

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What will be the Next Bubble?
by freak80 in #housing on 20 Sep 2013  63 comments, latest 4 years ago
1999: tech bubble (it's the New Economy!) 2006: housing bubble (buy now or be priced out forever!!) 2011: gold & silver bubble (oh no, hyperinflation!!!) What will be the next...

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Does Evolution work in favor of Religion?
by freak80 in #misc on 3 Oct 2013  Posted 4 years ago
If I understand evolution correctly, it's all about reproductive success. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. How many children does the average Amish couple have? How many children does the...

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Net Worth of Top 400 Americans is $2 Trillion (ctvnews.ca)
by freak80 in #misc on 16 Sep 2013  72 comments, latest 4 years ago
2 Trillion is more than the combined net worth of half of all Americans. http://www.ctvnews.ca/business

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Billionaire: Fed Robbing Poor to Pay Rich (cnbc.com)
by freak80 in #misc on 19 Sep 2013  6 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.cnbc.com/id/1010469 Reporter and Editor Why the Fed 'blew it': Druckenmiller Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:04 AM ET CNBC's Steve Liesman reports there were three reasons the Fed decided to...

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Talk is Cheap. How About a General Strike? (en.wikipedia.org)
by freak80 in #misc on 13 Sep 2013  20 comments, latest 4 years ago
Since our government is owned and controlled by the top 0.1%, how about a general strike? How else will average people be heard? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G

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Is Organized Religion Just Extortion?
by freak80 in #misc on 30 Jul 2013  48 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Give me 10% of your income or something bad will happen to you (after you die.)" Bada Bing. Isn't that the legal definition of extortion? If so, shouldn't organized religion...

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Bonds are safe!
by freak80 in #investing on 3 Sep 2013  Posted 4 years ago
Or not.#investing

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Person to be Born Next Year Terrified of His Non-Existence
by freak80 in #misc on 22 Aug 2013  4 comments, latest 4 years ago
Brian Smith, the future child of Linda and Doug Smith of Sacramento, CA, suddenly began to experience his non-existence today. "It's just horrible," he said, "and it's also dark for...

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Quoting quotes
by freak80 in #misc on 2 Oct 2012  5 comments, latest 5 years ago
Patrick, When quoting text that includes a previous quote, things easily get "messed up." Maybe if I were more savvy at the computer code I could make it work. But...

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Limit on Name Changing?
by freak80 in #misc on 26 Sep 2012  17 comments, latest 5 years ago
Should there be a limit on how often one can change their name? Seems to be a common troll strategy to get around the "ignore" feature. It it possible to...

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Political Segregation in America (economist.com)
by freak80 in #misc on 21 Sep 2012  16 comments, latest 5 years ago
Americans are self-segregating into communities of like minded people. http://www.economist.com/node/ It's not anything new of course. Is this why the extremes keep getting more extreme?

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A Google search for 'realtors are'...
by freak80 in #housing on 5 Sep 2012  7 comments, latest 5 years ago
Try it for yourself.#housing

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Trading Caps & Gowns for Mops (marketwatch.com)
by freak80 in #misc on 23 Aug 2012  1 comment, latest 5 years ago
http://www.marketwatch.com/sto At least high school dropouts don't have $50-100k in student loan debt.

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"Quantum Microphone" (scientificamerican.com)
by freak80 in #misc on 16 Aug 2012  1 comment, latest 5 years ago
This one's for you, Marcus. "Researchers have demonstrated a device that can pick up single quanta of mechanical vibration similar to those that shake molecules during chemical reactions, and have...
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