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Shoppers Boycott 'Big Bad' Amazon, Head To Walmart.com

Shoppers Boycott 'Big Bad' Amazon, Head To Walmart.com

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 20:23:07 in Business

“And to find books priced competitively go to AddAll.com or Bibliofind.com.”

mlondeaux on Jun 2, 2014 at 22:34:29

“My favorite site is gohastings.com. You can't beat the shipping cost, which is 96 cents for your ENTIRE order!”
Shoppers Boycott 'Big Bad' Amazon, Head To Walmart.com

Shoppers Boycott 'Big Bad' Amazon, Head To Walmart.com

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 20:19:38 in Business

“You might also try Biblio.com, Alibris.com, or ABE.com. . .”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 12, 2014 at 16:19:38 in Politics

“And this from Socrates79? Socrates, you must know, spent much of his life (if not most of it) in the discussion of lofty problems of philosophical and religious import. My engaging the leader of a prayer, who contends in his prayer that "God is good" or mouths some other empty platitude, in a discussion of just what "God is good" means and whether the contention is at all truthful or verifiable, is, I would suggest, in the spirit of Socrates. You, on the other hand, seem to misunderstand the Socrates of your byname. Then, too, Having you been following me around? Stalking me? How do you know that I don't give to charity, help out at soup (or pudding) kitchens or go out of my way to help my "fellow human beings"? Was that you the other night sitting in a tree across from my house with a pair of binoculars? Do I need to get a restraining order or what?”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 12, 2014 at 14:26:29 in Politics

“And, for your part, Eric, spoken like a young fellow who really needs to reconsider using the "Socrates79" epithet. And who was it that said, "Man does not live by bread alone" (or pudding, for that matter)? Or to put it another way, Eric: to break the chains of ignorance that bind a man or pump him full of soup or pudding? Which should we do? Hmm, let's think about this. But wait. Are these mutually exclusive? Maybe not. One can do both, can't he? What a concept!”

Socrates79 on May 12, 2014 at 15:09:52

“All you are doing is annoying all non-atheists and about half of atheists with this issue. I reject that stopping the pledge has anything to do with "breaking the chains of ignorance". This fight is completely meaningless, and even moreso in the face of the vast injustice and suffering in this world.”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 12, 2014 at 10:59:54 in Politics

“Not a whole lot, Eric, if at all. Nothing beats rescuing your "fellow man" from ignorance--not even shoving a sandwich in his mouth. . .”

Socrates79 on May 12, 2014 at 11:42:05

“Spoken like a man who has never wanted for anything”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 17:01:48 in Politics

“Wasting time considering existential and philosophical matters--I don't think so. What would you consider not wasting one's time--talking sports or TV shows? And--just as I thought--"a good beating," huh? Yep it had to have been Christians who slashed my tires. . . And God's being good is certainly open to question. After all, would a good god create a world full of pain that ends in death? I don't think so. Don't participate in civic events? What are you suggesting? It's my (and your) duty to be politically responsible and active, isn't it? But when someone insists on injecting his pious banalities into the proceedings, no one should feel constrained to sit back and suffer the fool gladly.”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 15:46:04 in Politics

“The interruptions I'm talking about are hardly irrational, as you put it, but a perfectly sensible way to counter and examine assumptions that too often go unquestioned. I have "interrupted" (politely, I might add) on many occasions the leaders of prayers before town meetings in my small community with questions about the propositions put forward in the prayer ("God is good," "He loves you," and other such banalities). Sure, I've had tired slashed and windows broken after the meetings (by Christians, I would presume), but I've also had drinks bought for me in local pubs. One does what he can after all. . .”

Mark5301 on May 11, 2014 at 16:41:48

“So in other words you consistently make a fool of yourself, accuse people irrationally of slashing your tires based on their religious affiliations with no evidence, and are a disruptive unwelcome presence. In your own belief system you have a few short years and then you will cease to exist. There is nothing rational about wasting what little time you have interrupting prayers to argue about whether a God you don't believe exists is "good" or not.
Like I said, if you don't like it then don't participate. Non-participation is your right, attempting to force other people to conform to your will is not. Attempting to do so leads to things like slashed tires and broken windows, probably a good beating if you cross the line too far.”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 15:34:26 in Politics

“Well, it is annoying--particularly when there's no or scant opportunity for rebuttal. Believing in a god or gods, for that matter, is a philosophical position that deserves to be questioned.”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 11:51:40 in Politics

“Atheism has a long history going back before Christianity to the ancient Greeks and probably before. It's the spark of rationality that characterizes intelligent inquiry. . .”

125cbj on May 11, 2014 at 13:57:54

“LISTEN ... nobody is trying to stop nobody from being Atheists . it's the Atheists who is trying to tell other people to disown speaking God's name around them , as if it's killing them .”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 11:45:38 in Politics

“"Just not say it"! Are you kidding? When the notion of supernatural authority is, as in the Pledge, is maintained, that is an opportunity for discussion and debate. Don't simply stand quietly and let it pass. It's the responsibility of a rational individual to interrupt the procedure by questioning the assumption.”

Mark5301 on May 11, 2014 at 13:02:44

“So a rational person is supposed in engage in irrational interruptions of order every time they don't get their way? Most young children understand not to behave that way. You had your day in court, your side lost. You are free not to participate if you like, but you aren't free to impose yourself on other people.”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 11:38:15 in Politics

“"to"? It seems you just stood there as well, didn't you, B Lee?”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 11:34:39 in Politics

“Well, at least as far as paper currency goes (and that's not very far anymore), one can always line through the offending word "God." I always do. Perhaps you've run across some of my "corrected" bills. . ,”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 11, 2014 at 11:29:24 in Politics

“So philosophical conversations are not meaningful?”

Socrates79 on May 12, 2014 at 09:08:32

“A whole lot less meaningful than action to help your fellow man.”
Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Pledge Of Allegiance In Public Schools Doesn't Discriminate Against Atheists, Court Says

Commented May 10, 2014 at 12:04:05 in Politics

“I'd say "under God" discriminates--against common sense and rational thought. . .”
Weak Ankles May Bring Down Michelangelo's David

Weak Ankles May Bring Down Michelangelo's David

Commented May 5, 2014 at 12:46:42 in Arts

“Yep, sure have. An' that ain't a typo, Holofernes. It's an error for sure. You had to make the effort to make another key stroke. Don't hide behind the old "typo" excuse. . .”
Small Town Mistakes Unity Sculpture For Giant Blue Orgy

Small Town Mistakes Unity Sculpture For Giant Blue Orgy

Commented May 3, 2014 at 20:09:02 in Arts

“"It's" is the contraction of "it is." "Its" (without apostrophe) is the possessive form. No apologies necessary. . .”
Weak Ankles May Bring Down Michelangelo's David

Weak Ankles May Bring Down Michelangelo's David

Commented May 3, 2014 at 19:42:53 in Arts

“"It's" splendor?”

Holofernes on May 5, 2014 at 12:31:00

“Have you never seen a typo before?”
Small Town Mistakes Unity Sculpture For Giant Blue Orgy

Small Town Mistakes Unity Sculpture For Giant Blue Orgy

Commented May 3, 2014 at 19:26:45 in Arts

“"It's" own?”

MarcEdward on May 3, 2014 at 19:56:46

“Was the possessive incorrect?
My apologies!”
School Stabbing Suspect Alex Hribal Allegedly Told Administrator: 'I Have More People To Kill

School Stabbing Suspect Alex Hribal Allegedly Told Administrator: 'I Have More People To Kill"

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 17:38:29 in Crime

“"miss used"?”

FrAAR on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:03:16

“Thinking the same thing!”
Milky Way's Structure Mapped In Unprecedented Detail

Milky Way's Structure Mapped In Unprecedented Detail

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 14:29:33 in Science

“Excellent comment, Opus. . .”
Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 04:03:15 in Politics

“Yeah, suppose someone yells "fire" in a crowded theater and instead of making for the exits, everybody drops to their knees and starts "firin'"?”
'Heaven Is For Real' Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences

'Heaven Is For Real' Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 18:13:59 in Religion

“Whoa there, Stephen. Your post speaks for itself--with numerous errors in grammar and punctuation and with show-off words like "acumen" and "hermenutical (spelled wrong). It's obvious that you are a blusterer.”

Stephen Freese on Apr 23, 2014 at 03:38:10

“My words are those typed on a tiny 10" notebook, by a former super heavy weight power lifter with fingers like sausages not using spell check. I must be damned after all...”
Pat Robertson Says Doomsday Asteroid Could Hit Next Week

Pat Robertson Says Doomsday Asteroid Could Hit Next Week

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 18:04:03 in Religion

“I think you mean "eagerly."”
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