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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 28th, 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
There is a ton of information showing the EV's...

There is a ton of information showing the EV's are much greener even when the electrical source is from the dirtiest coal.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 28th, 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
Article above debunked...

https://electrek.co/2019/04/22/study-electric-cars-dirtier-diesel-debunked/
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 24th, 2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By jef
I've had my whole family (5 phones) on Wind for...

I've had my whole family (5 phones) on Wind for years after terrible experiences with Bell and Rogers. Service has improved greatly over the years and now we rarely have any connection/quality...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
The Tesla 3 and the Bolt are promising 200 miles...

The Tesla 3 and the Bolt are promising 200 miles (320kms). This is just the beginning.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
120kms range - even 80kms range is enough for my...

120kms range - even 80kms range is enough for my wife to drive to work and back, buzz around town and get groceries etc. It is extremely rare it gets to below 20% because the charger is ready to plug...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
I think you miss the point about charging and how...

I think you miss the point about charging and how rarely you need to charge away from your home. My wife and I have had an electric car for 20 months now and just hit 30,000 gas-free kms on the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 4th, 2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
Art is very subjective....

Art is very subjective. http://in-sites.ca/smoke.jpeg

Beautiful design hides the downside of cars and misdirects attention away from the carnage on the roads and the health and environmental...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 3rd, 2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
Exactly - because whatever shitbox you are...

Exactly - because whatever shitbox you are driving now, it has no relationship with "you" except that you bought it- that is all you did.

When you are on the road, there are only drivers that are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 3rd, 2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
Why would you care what your car looks like? You...

Why would you care what your car looks like? You didn't design or make it - why should you relate to, or want to be credited for, something that you simply purchase. It has no "you" in it at all.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 3rd, 2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
There is a reason for all airplanes being the...

There is a reason for all airplanes being the same shape. The same principle applies to cars. Who cares what a car looks like when we are so much more knowledgable now and the essential issues are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 21st, 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
But both the oil and auto manufacturers enjoyed...

But both the oil and auto manufacturers enjoyed many decades and billions in subsidies over the years. What is being offered now is a tiny jump start to a far more efficient and beneficial technology...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 21st, 2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
Having owned an all-electric car for the last 8...

Having owned an all-electric car for the last 8 months and hybrids for the last 10 years, I will never go back to a gas-only car.

In the next 3 to 5 years, we will see range increases and price...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By jef
My son moved out of the house the same month we...

My son moved out of the house the same month we got the Smart (not because we got it!) and our hydro bill has remained exactly the same. A rough calculation assuming we are charging almost every day,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By jef
These were not meant to be used for more than...

These were not meant to be used for more than running around town - in summer, we count on a comfortable 120kms range and now with -20, we are getting 80 to 100kms of actual range.

Blasting the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By jef
No More gas

2 Electric Smarts!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 12th, 2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 136,771
Posted By jef
Solar by day; Tesla at night...

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home | The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/11/8023443/tesla-home-consumer-battery-elon-musk)

:clap:
Forum: Mac Masters Jan 14th, 2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,472
Posted By jef
I am deleting files in the Java cache - the...

I am deleting files in the Java cache - the option to delete is in the Java control panel (within system prefs). Reinstalling Java did not work. The FAQ does not mention what to do if the Java...
Forum: Mac Masters Jan 13th, 2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,472
Posted By jef
Trouble clearing Java cache

I have a problem clearing the Java cache (Java 7 on Mavericks).

When I delete files in the Java control panel, it hangs, and the Java app I need to run will not run. I have reinstalled Java but...
Forum: Mac Portables Jan 11th, 2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,263
Posted By jef
Did you try replacing the PRAM battery?

Did you try replacing the PRAM battery?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 3rd, 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
The Pope is infallible -pragmatism is the new...

The Pope is infallible -pragmatism is the new divine.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 22nd, 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By jef
What good is LTE with data so limited you can't...

What good is LTE with data so limited you can't really use it? I use 2GB to 3GB of data (Waze navigation when driving, hotspot when I am out with my Mac, and occasional netflix) and have plenty to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 21st, 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By jef
No LTE - Wind is just starting to build it's LTE...

No LTE - Wind is just starting to build it's LTE network. For email, Waze navigation, some web browsing and occasionally Netflix in a waiting room, 3G does everything I need it to do.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 21st, 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By jef
I have my whole family on Wind - over 3 years now...

I have my whole family on Wind - over 3 years now so I have saved tons. Service keeps getting better and better. Even when I am out of a Wind zone, I leave roaming and data on because its still much...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 6th, 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 136,771
Posted By jef
Ohio Scientists Invent World's First Rechargeable...

Ohio Scientists Invent World's First Rechargeable Solar Battery | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building...
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 13th, 2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By jef
Sold...Mac Pro 4,1

2x QUAD Xeon E5520 CPU

8GB Ram

640GB Hard drive

DVD Superdrive

Nvidia GT120
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 19th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By jef
SINC's link works - but the article is invalid...

SINC's link works - but the article is invalid...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
The Electric Smart Car is a totally different...

The Electric Smart Car is a totally different driving experience than it's gas and diesel models- the reviews are very favourable as far as power and handling. (Which you don't really need if you are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
99$ SmartForTwo Electric 2014

Electric car prices are dropping - if I didn't need to drive more than the range of this car at short notice, I would grab this one. Hopefully the competition is just beginning.

The electric Smart...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 10th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,198
Posted By jef
BTsync syncs automatically whenever the devices...

BTsync syncs automatically whenever the devices are online. I do have at least one device online 24/7 so it works seamlessly. And no third party involved.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 10th, 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,198
Posted By jef
Why trust a third party when you can sync with...

Why trust a third party when you can sync with your own devices? Storage space is really cheap - Bittorrent Sync is cross platform and you can control syncing with anyone you want.

BitTorrent...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Mar 22nd, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By jef
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 7th, 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,717
Posted By jef
Robin Doolittle on the Daily Show

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Exclusive - Robyn Doolittle Extended Interview (http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/Shows/TheDailyShow?videoPackage=142849)

Smart lady...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jan 28th, 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By jef
Mac Pro 1,1 - Sold

Mac Pro 1,1 in pristine condition

2 X 2.66 Xeon CPUs
6GB Ram

Can be configured 2 ways:

Running Lion 10.7.5 or with Mavericks installed

With Lion 10.7.5 & ATI x1900 & 750GB HD
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 13th, 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,918
Posted By jef
Yes - but then you would still be paying too...

Yes - but then you would still be paying too much for your phone and internet...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 13th, 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,918
Posted By jef
When I cut the TV cable, I also switched to...

When I cut the TV cable, I also switched to Teksavvy DSL so the "cable" was completely cut...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 12th, 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,635
Posted By jef
Switching my family (4 phones) from Rogers to...

Switching my family (4 phones) from Rogers to Wind in 2010 was huge. Lowered my monthly bills from $600.00+ (and the occasional Rogers 'surprise') to $120.00 with Wind.

Best move ever.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 25th, 2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,617
Posted By jef
They don't make you swear on a bible. You have...

They don't make you swear on a bible. You have the choice to swear on a bible or to affirm in both the US and Canada.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 21st, 2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 115,483
Posted By jef
Normal cars also get much worse gas mileage in...

Normal cars also get much worse gas mileage in winter. It takes a lot more fuel to warm and engine and keep it running in cold temps.

My 2005 Prius averages 4.5 litres/100kms in warm temps and 5.2...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 15th, 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By jef
I have a Cisco/Linksys 160N that I have used for...

I have a Cisco/Linksys 160N that I have used for 4 years. Recently bought a Time Capsule to replace it and I have nothing but trouble. It drops wireless connections regularly. Tested it with 3...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 6th, 2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYphLimIUAAHS99.jpg:lar...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYphLimIUAAHS99.jpg:large

Proof that these crooks actually have a sense of humour?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,993
Posted By jef
Dual screens - dual menu bars!

Mac Pro (4,1) upgraded with no issues yet except for the iWork/iLife issue but the installed older versions work.

Dual screen management is awesome! (Safari is snappier!) :clap:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20,805
Views: 715,926
Posted By jef
...unless that one person is you, of course...

...unless that one person is you, of course...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 24th, 2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By jef
Most people don't associate snow and mountains...

Most people don't associate snow and mountains with Japan but they get some of the heaviest and most consistent snowfalls every winter. World class powder skiing and no crowds. I could use a bit of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By jef
SEKI 46" 1080p is on sale at TigerDirect for...

SEKI 46" 1080p is on sale at TigerDirect for $399.00. I just bought one for my parents. It has a Samsung LED screen and it's weakness is the internal speakers. We already have a sound system so the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By jef
Recent Floods and Storms

I am wondering how the recent floods and storms that caused power outages affected computers/servers and business related downtime and/or data loss.

Since I have been back in Canada, I have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 3rd, 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By jef
I've been with Wind for 3 years. Service has...

I've been with Wind for 3 years. Service has improved greatly over that time - both in coverage and customer service. The money I have saved has more than made up for a call or 2 that may have been...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 24th, 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,717
Posted By jef
Not quite- they have lost contact since Sunday...

Not quite- they have lost contact since Sunday but they won't give the money (as they stated at the beginning) to a rehab program unless they cannot buy the video. They have not hit $200,000 yet;...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 23rd, 2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,717
Posted By jef
There is also speculation that Ford has already...

There is also speculation that Ford has already bought the video (he may have gotten a discount as a regular customer) and we may never see it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 18th, 2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,717
Posted By jef
Does the price of the video include HST?

Does the price of the video include HST?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
14/15 - I hesitated on the Jewish sabbath...

14/15 - I hesitated on the Jewish sabbath...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Middle ground would have to be a combined state...

Middle ground would have to be a combined state of confusion and contentment.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 24th, 2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By jef
it looks like something that fell off my keychain...

it looks like something that fell off my keychain in 1987.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 24th, 2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Atheists have an arsenal of words and reason....

Atheists have an arsenal of words and reason. Atheists don't hold any belief worth hurting, killing or dying for; there is certainly no promise of reward in an afterlife. Where's the harm?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7,202
Views: 334,722
Posted By jef
Damn - you beat me to this link...

Damn - you beat me to this link...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 136,771
Posted By jef
You are referring to oil rigs of course?

You are referring to oil rigs of course?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Actually my grandparents, paternal especially,...

Actually my grandparents, paternal especially, were pretty hardcore but my parents were brave enough to step out on their own in the early to mid 60s which wasn't a very popular thing to do at the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
You are assuming a lot again... When I was a...

You are assuming a lot again...

When I was a kid, my parents, who were both brought up in religious families, were on the fence about religion. We visited a bunch of different churches, synagogues...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
You are assuming that sheltering children is what...

You are assuming that sheltering children is what atheists do? I don't know of anyone who is an atheist parent that would agree. Exposing your children to the universe of beliefs is important - and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Although I agree with Bryanc that religion is...

Although I agree with Bryanc that religion is delusional and bringing up children to be delusional is a problem, I think we both indicated that religion is fine for an adult if they make that choice...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
What makes you think that being an atheist...

What makes you think that being an atheist precludes using your imagination? As an atheist, I am concerned about the ability of people to put fairy tales into perspective. When fairy tales run your...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 27th, 2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
If it says so in the bible.....

Catholic movement condemns Galileo - Chicago Tribune (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-07-04/news/ct-met-galileo-was-wrong-20110704_1_modern-church-universe-splinter-group)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 19th, 2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
I think Bill gets his inspiration from this...

I think Bill gets his inspiration from this thread...

HBO - Real Time with Bill Maher Blog - Immaculate*Misconception...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
On this, we agree.

On this, we agree.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
You are projecting your perspective on me. I do...

You are projecting your perspective on me. I do not see it the way you do. That fetus could not have been me because there was no me at that stage; there was only a fetus.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
You misinterpreted my response. The fact is that...

You misinterpreted my response. The fact is that it is a fetus, not a baby. bryanc's post (#3575) explains what is happening at this stage of development much more accurately than a video.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
You are soliciting emotional responses - I saw...

You are soliciting emotional responses - I saw these when my wife was pregnant but it doesn't change the facts.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
If you believe that women choose to have...

If you believe that women choose to have abortions without really understanding what's happening, how do you think these same women will cope with the responsibilities of motherhood? A lot of women...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 16th, 2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Why do you assume it is a decision taken lightly?...

Why do you assume it is a decision taken lightly? I can't imagine that such a medical procedure could be taken lightly by anyone in that situation.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 16th, 2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
...and why is a high divorce rate a problem?...

...and why is a high divorce rate a problem? People should be forced to stay in a bad relationship?? Why??
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 16th, 2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Being honest, I don't agree with your views on...

Being honest, I don't agree with your views on pregnancies, condemnation or that there is willful murder involved as they relate to reality. I'm glad I don't have such a black-and-white cynical view...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 16th, 2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Ricky Gervais summed it up nicely: beliefs...

Ricky Gervais summed it up nicely:

beliefs don't change the facts; facts, if you are rational, should change your beliefs.

Believing in 'something' should be temporary, until there is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 15th, 2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
can't wait for this...

http://youtu.be/ZxDLkoK8vQQ
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 15th, 2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Holy Fashion | VICE Canada...

Holy Fashion | VICE Canada (http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/holy-fashion-749-v16n3)

Maybe they need a new tailor?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 15th, 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
In the actual world we live in, there are a...

In the actual world we live in, there are a multitude of reasons for a woman (or a man) having to deal with an unwanted pregnancy. It's not rocket science; it's reality. People make mistakes,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 15th, 2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
The Pope, wearing a fabulous vintage...

The Pope, wearing a fabulous vintage chiffon-lined Dior gold lame gown
over a silk Vera Wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress,
accessorized with a three-foot House of Whoville hat and
the ruby...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 14th, 2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
You don't need to deny them religious teaching as...

You don't need to deny them religious teaching as long as they are also allowed exposure to alternate viewpoints and to question their religious instruction. Kids are pretty good at figuring things...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 14th, 2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
It was not long ago that women were regarded as...

It was not long ago that women were regarded as and treated as property. Society has now recognised that treating women as property is abuse.

When it comes to religion, children are still...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 13th, 2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
I think you miss the point. Bryanc's position is...

I think you miss the point. Bryanc's position is a position of absolute tolerance when it comes to freedom for adults to believe even in things that are silly, providing that the adult has had and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 12th, 2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
But you don't go to hell for not believing in...

But you don't go to hell for not believing in Superman...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 8th, 2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Religions are silly... but in a very sad way....

Religions are silly... but in a very sad way. Especially when children are taught to believe in them.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By jef
Saskatchewan = USA North ?

Saskatchewan = USA North ?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 25th, 2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
I'd bet on the geeks inheriting the earth; they...

I'd bet on the geeks inheriting the earth; they get all the hot chicks these days...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 18th, 2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,657
Posted By jef
OK - I don't think most Atheists deny their...

OK - I don't think most Atheists deny their humanity, which is imminently fallible, as part of their non-belief (I can't speak for all atheistic non-belief, for I know not what all atheists believe)....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 17th, 2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,657
Posted By jef
? What atheists? what reasons? Be specific!

? What atheists? what reasons?

Be specific!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 17th, 2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,657
Posted By jef
Morals are relative; not static. ...

Morals are relative; not static.

http://in-sites.ca/riki.jpg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 17th, 2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,657
Posted By jef
Atheism is not a belief system. It's the opposite...

Atheism is not a belief system. It's the opposite of believing; a total lack of belief.

Take Santa Claus as an example. You don't 'believe' there is no Santa Claus. Everything you have learned as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 15th, 2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
One of these days someone is going to predict...

One of these days someone is going to predict that the world will end tomorrow and be right. :eek:

I just hope they continue to be wrong for a while...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 15th, 2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
Coincidence happens...

Coincidence happens...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 15th, 2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 268,848
Posted By jef
I'm quite sure the meteor falling out of the sky...

I'm quite sure the meteor falling out of the sky today in Russia would have also been confirmed as a great miracle or at least been a sign from (a) god if it weren't for science and all we know now...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 15th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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..and you know this to be a fact? How?

..and you know this to be a fact? How?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 4th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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There is a lot of stuff in it (and in this...

There is a lot of stuff in it (and in this thread) that I don't remotely agree with but I watched it and found it interesting, if not disturbing.

Have faith and watch a few minutes of it;...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 4th, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Creationism tour.... The hypocrisy and...

Creationism tour....

The hypocrisy and hostilities mirror a lot of the stuff in this thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oju_lpqa6Ug
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:02 AM
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The 16 year old girl contested a prayer hanging...

The 16 year old girl contested a prayer hanging in a public school and, quite rightly, won according to the law.

How does that equate her in any way with the Taliban?

I really don't understand...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Atheist taliban? Where did that come from??

Atheist taliban? Where did that come from??
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:20 AM
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:lmao: :lmao: :eek:

:lmao: :lmao: :eek:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Rhode Island flower shops shun atheist teenager -...

Rhode Island flower shops shun atheist teenager - Salon.com (http://www.salon.com/2013/02/03/rhode_island_flower_shops_shun_atheist_teenager_partner/)

How christian of them.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2013, 09:11 AM
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I'll let Bill handle this one: "Over the...

I'll let Bill handle this one:

"Over the last 30 odd years, Democrats have moved to the right and the right has moved into the mental hospital. So what we have is one perfectly good party for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 2nd, 2013, 12:29 PM
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No one is eagerly supporting abortion. In...

No one is eagerly supporting abortion.

In the article, it says that some of these births may fall under laws that we already have and therefore should be investigated. What new law do we need?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 2nd, 2013, 12:23 PM
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So typical of the reality challenged right - in...

So typical of the reality challenged right - in one thread they will moan about government regulation for things that society needs but may not concern them directly, and in this thread they are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 2nd, 2013, 10:16 AM
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... as well as the costs of giving an unwanted...

... as well as the costs of giving an unwanted child the chance to grow up 'normally'. Never see that on the table anywhere...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 17th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Megalomania is more likely the motivator for...

Megalomania is more likely the motivator for dictators - religious or not. There are many examples on both sides of the fence.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 17th, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Is this the documentary you meant? :lmao: ...

Is this the documentary you meant? :lmao:

Monty Python - The Spanish Inquisition - YouTube (http://youtu.be/uprjmoSMJ-o)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 17th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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CIMO = Communism In Name Only. There has never...

CIMO = Communism In Name Only. There has never been a communist society but the title has been used much in the same way religion has to justify political means. Countries that are labeled communist...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 16th, 2013, 10:50 PM
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"The Vatican, and the Mormon Quorum of the Twelve...

"The Vatican, and the Mormon Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Southern Baptist Convention should be very worried."

Religion may not survive the Internet - Salon.com...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 16th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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The piece was not written by an academic or a...

The piece was not written by an academic or a journalist. It was written as a mom. As a parent, it laid bare the issues faced when raising kids in a non-religous family and I can relate to everything...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 16th, 2013, 09:29 AM
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The article above (reader submitted) has been...

The article above (reader submitted) has been flagged as inappropriate and is under review. I have saved the text in case it disappears. I wish it could be flagged as 'most appropriate'!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 16th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Posted By jef
Why I Raise My Children Without God - CNN iReport...

Why I Raise My Children Without God - CNN iReport (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-910282?hpt=hp_mid)

All parents should read this!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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..and in the case of the Dali Lama, I'm pretty...

..and in the case of the Dali Lama, I'm pretty sure that he is aware, and probably quite knowledgeable of the Christian faith but has rejected it in favour of what he believes. Therefore he is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Jared Diamond: Itís irrational to be religious ...

Jared Diamond: Itís irrational to be religious
Supernatural beliefs might not make sense, but they endure because they're so emotionally satisfying
BY JARED DIAMOND
Jared Diamond: Itís irrational...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Unless, of course, he says 'sorry'. :yawn:

Unless, of course, he says 'sorry'. :yawn:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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This is all so clear to me now....:confused:

This is all so clear to me now....:confused:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Children, not 'people', fall victim to pedophiles...

Children, not 'people', fall victim to pedophiles because children are brought up to have faith in adults.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 10:07 PM
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So if we become Catholic, we can hope god doesn't...

So if we become Catholic, we can hope god doesn't make us pedophiles? Somehow I'm not diggin' the odds on this... :eek:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 09:52 PM
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Posted By jef
Are you really serious? Normalising sex with...

Are you really serious? Normalising sex with children adults exposes them to all kinds of dangers that many (most?) adults today are not well equipped to deal with. Birth control, STDs etc etc and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 09:25 PM
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I can't agree with you and MacFury - the concept...

I can't agree with you and MacFury - the concept of 'consenting adults' has rightly trumped religious views on LGTB issues but the same does not apply to adults having sex with children.

There is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 07:01 PM
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May I ask what truth is told in the story of the...

May I ask what truth is told in the story of the virgin birth?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Here is another pretty good list of rules...

Here is another pretty good list of rules (coincidentally there are also 10).

This is a version of the Secularist Creed:

1. Reason, Not Superstition

2. Ethics, Not Dogma

3. Respect, Not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Again you're making a false equivalency - a few...

Again you're making a false equivalency - a few people with weird ideas and bad science is not equal to public consensus.

There is public consensus that adultery, lust, using the lord's name in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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No, because children do not have fully developed...

No, because children do not have fully developed brains and are not capable of judgement especially in sexual matters. Pedophilia is objectively wrong.

Why am I even bothering to explain this to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 04:58 PM
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It is a false equivalency. Children are protected...

It is a false equivalency. Children are protected under the law - there is no societal consensus suggesting they should not be.

Societal consensus on other issues is clear and make some (not all)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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False equivalencies don't make for good...

False equivalencies don't make for good arguments. Rules and laws have changed for the betterment of all over time - no one is suggesting that rape, murder and pedophilia are normal behavior or...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Posted By jef
The biblical 10 commandments are outdated and,...

The biblical 10 commandments are outdated and, well, silly, since no one can possibly live by them in today's world.

Richard Dawkins published these alternatives in his book 'the God Delusion'...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 05:18 PM
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There seems to be a lot of finger pointing going...

There seems to be a lot of finger pointing going on right here on ehmac- don't forget to make the appropriate apologies - eternal is a long time. beejacon
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Posted By jef
So do you have to ask forgiveness every Sunday...

So do you have to ask forgiveness every Sunday you shop or work or is one big 'sorry' for all Sundays good enough at the end? If the risk is eternal hell and torment, these are pretty serious...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Well that's just great! Instead of eternal hell,...

Well that's just great! Instead of eternal hell, you can get away with everything by just saying 'sorry'. This explains a lot!

It's no wonder the commandments aren't taken seriously!

It's a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Posted By jef
Yes. Blasphemy is a grave sin. (James 2:7) Grave...

Yes. Blasphemy is a grave sin. (James 2:7) Grave sins are serious stuff (Galatians 5:19-20), (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).



That position is not a valid defense in court.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Posted By jef
So you don't really take the rules/commandments...

So you don't really take the rules/commandments etc seriously (depending on the occasion and how they suit you at the time....)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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Posted By jef
So you believe that anyone who has uttered an 'Oh...

So you believe that anyone who has uttered an 'Oh my god!' or 'ferchrissakes' or 'goddamnit' has committed a mortal sin and is doomed to an eternity in hell?

Wow :eek:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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There are many interpretations of the kill vs...

There are many interpretations of the kill vs murder translation; choosing one that suits the occasion seems to be the easiest way to avoid the hypocrisy. ;)

I think it would be the politicians in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 01:30 PM
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I am well aware of the logical disconnect...

I am well aware of the logical disconnect regarding the commandments. The original punishment was death (which in its own right could be considered a breach but I guess god doesn't follow...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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I just reread them before I posted...

I just reread them before I posted...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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If the 10 commandments were actually taken...

If the 10 commandments were actually taken seriously by Christians and enforced by the church, there would be very few survivors....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 8th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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I'm not a Taylor Swift fan, but Burlington's own...

I'm not a Taylor Swift fan, but Burlington's own Walk Off the Earth is doing well with creative covers...


I Knew You Were Trouble - WALK OFF THE EARTH Feat. KRNFX - YouTube...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 1st, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Posted By jef
But Republicans don't feel sorry for anyone...

But Republicans don't feel sorry for anyone...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Posted By jef
I guess that means you're lucky, groove... ...

I guess that means you're lucky, groove...

Just in case there is more PUI (Posting Under the Influence) tonight, I apologize in advance.
<burp> Happy New Year everyone!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Posted By jef
We are all children of the tubed one....:eek:

We are all children of the tubed one....:eek:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Our destiny is clear. We are one with his...

Our destiny is clear. We are one with his grooviness.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2012, 11:16 AM
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At least it's clear who the anti-groovetube...

At least it's clear who the anti-groovetube is.... every religion needs a screature beejacon
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Why? Humour helps us understand that a lot of the...

Why? Humour helps us understand that a lot of the things we do and think are really silly.
You are more than welcome to make fun of my lack of faith!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Posted By jef
Let's not get confused about the creator...there...

Let's not get confused about the creator...there can only be won, uh, 1, I mean one.
Wow - there are 3! Holy trinity, Batman!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Posted By jef
You may be my saviour but your typing...

You may be my saviour but your typing sucks...:love2:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Power lines have a practical purpose and serve...

Power lines have a practical purpose and serve the community. Ginormous religious erections (symbolic and otherwise) do not always represent the best interests of the community.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Posted By jef
Wow groovetube saves! Miracles never cease on...

Wow groovetube saves! Miracles never cease on ehmac.ca!

Praise be to groovetube! beejacon
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Posted By jef
Unfortunately, picking and choosing what you...

Unfortunately, picking and choosing what you believe is not tolerated in either of your religions - it is all or nothing so you are both doomed for eternity beejacon ... maybe... unless you are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 09:29 PM
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No. You said that Yoga was not a religion - it...

No. You said that Yoga was not a religion - it is. I did not make the same assessment as you did.

I didn't rebuke you for being offensive, I simply said you offended Hindus by saying that Yoga is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Sorry - you have misunderstood my point. I would...

Sorry - you have misunderstood my point. I would prefer to offend any religion that claims magical healing powers as a member benefit - at least Yoga is a religion that has practical health benefits....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 07:56 PM
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You have just offended a whole bunch of Hindus....

You have just offended a whole bunch of Hindus. Yoga is a religion - it's just been co-opted here for it's practical healing powers...

Yoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 06:57 PM
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You should get out more. Many religions claim...

You should get out more. Many religions claim healing as a member benefit. Yoga is a practical example and has measurable health benefits. Christianity is not the only religion with a magical health...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Posted By jef
By predictably, you mean rationally and I'll...

By predictably, you mean rationally and I'll accept that as a compliment...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 30th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Posted By jef
So we should all stop going to doctors and work...

So we should all stop going to doctors and work on our prayers?

How do you account for all the unexplained medical healing which has occurred without prayer?

And all the people who have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 29th, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Posted By jef
Praise be to Dr. G! Now it all makes sense! I...

Praise be to Dr. G! Now it all makes sense! I shall from this day forth accept groovetube as my savior! :eek:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 29th, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Posted By jef
What god? What evidence?

What god? What evidence?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 29th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Not if the definition of atheism is a lack of...

Not if the definition of atheism is a lack of belief in the first place. You can't believe something exits if it's something that you don't believe in.

A belief in gods is in the same category as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 29th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Posted By jef
There is evidence and proof that evolution is a...

There is evidence and proof that evolution is a fact. Evolution is not a belief.
There is no such proof that there are gods. Gods need belief.
If you reject evolution, you are simply wrong.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 29th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Posted By jef
Atheism is absolutely not like a religion. There...

Atheism is absolutely not like a religion. There is no single, all encompassing answer for the things we do not know ie) 'god did it'. Atheists generally require proof and/or best evidence rather...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 9th, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Although I am not sure all of the above are...

Although I am not sure all of the above are strictly left wing activities, what about the nanny state right wing parties busy trying (and failing) to banish LGTB rights, interfering with a women's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 30th, 2012, 12:40 AM
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Posted By jef
Toss out your Macs and get a PC - the stress and...

Toss out your Macs and get a PC - the stress and hassle of using one daily will exhaust you. You'll sleep like a baby when the nightmares are done. :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 14th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Posted By jef
If i was in a car, I'd wait... but on foot or a...

If i was in a car, I'd wait... but on foot or a bicycle, I'd cross. I guess I'm doomed to purgatory...
Forum: Mac Masters Jul 13th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Thanks - I just now received the material I have...

Thanks - I just now received the material I have been waiting for and I think I can manage the rest now - panic is over.
Forum: Mac Masters Jul 13th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Posted By jef
InDesign Help!

I am getting close to a (second) print deadline with a project and still waiting for last minute materials to come in. I will need help between now and Monday pm with last minute material and getting...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 3rd, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Posted By jef
To paraphrase: If one person has an imaginary...

To paraphrase: If one person has an imaginary friend, we call them crazy. If a group of people share an imaginary friend, we call it a religion...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 3rd, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Posted By jef
I think we can all agree that both theists and...

I think we can all agree that both theists and atheists have brought both good and bad to the world and it's not an issue as far as determining a good or bad person. And we can agree that there are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 3rd, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Posted By jef
This is a discussion, not a crusade. You are...

This is a discussion, not a crusade. You are entitled to believe whatever you want as long as it is not harming anyone.

However, when bad decisions are made because of irrational beliefs, it can...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 3rd, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Posted By jef
Wow - who is the blind one here? Generosity is...

Wow - who is the blind one here? Generosity is not solely the domain of the religious. As far as your personal observations go, there is no proof that any god was actually encountered; the mind is a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 1st, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Posted By jef
'NOMA' isn't much of a solution because it denies...

'NOMA' isn't much of a solution because it denies the existence of the overlap between religion and science. The overlap is where most of the contentious issues are.

To deny a problem certainly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 1st, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Posted By jef
Feuds are by definition dangerous but debates are...

Feuds are by definition dangerous but debates are healthy and can be productive. I successfully converted 2 christian missionaries and one mormon missionary to atheism through healthy debate during a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 29th, 2012, 11:04 PM
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http://in-sites.ca/diver1.gif

http://in-sites.ca/diver1.gif
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 6th, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Posted By jef
Until an Apple Store opens there, it's a no-go...

Until an Apple Store opens there, it's a no-go for me...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 4th, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Posted By jef
There have been times in my life when I have...

There have been times in my life when I have worshiped a grilled cheese sandwich. But that is about as far as I will go..
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 4th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Posted By jef
It's so frustrating that you don't understand,...

It's so frustrating that you don't understand, bryanc. This only proves that the One and Only God works in mysterious ways. beejacon
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Posted By jef
The resurrection myth was not unique to Jesus and...

The resurrection myth was not unique to Jesus and was quite popular in ancient folklore long before the Christians attributed it to Jesus (Egyptians, Pagans etc). Google it - there is a ton of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Posted By jef
So how is being a Christ follower any different...

So how is being a Christ follower any different from being a Zeus follower, a Santa Claus follower or a Spaghetti Monster follower? If you won't elaborate, we will never know...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Posted By jef
The Wikipedia entry for Santa Claus...

The Wikipedia entry for Santa Claus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus) reads very closely to that of your evidence for Christ. Why do we not believe in him as well?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Posted By jef
I think it is rather inspiring. Human's would no...

I think it is rather inspiring. Human's would no longer have to worry about treading on god's territory and could really explore the things we do not know. Think about how much we could learn if the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Posted By jef
The more we know, the less we need to rely on...

The more we know, the less we need to rely on gods or a god. Humans initially created many gods to cover many unknowns, but as knowledge increased, one ended up with the job. As knowledge and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 05:07 PM
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I disagree - it is fascinating to see how...

I disagree - it is fascinating to see how Religion has shaped the world we live in and will continue to do so for years to come. It illustrates beautifully what a silly species we are.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Isn't it far more logical to understand that all...

Isn't it far more logical to understand that all religions and gods were created by humans to fill an obvious need? Therefore, they are all wrong.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 04:08 PM
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The Dali Lama has proven to be a very adept...

The Dali Lama has proven to be a very adept politician...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 02:53 PM
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I spent 2 months in Tibet in the late 80s....

I spent 2 months in Tibet in the late 80s. Tibetan Buddhists are all about reincarnation and spend a great effort on Earth preparing for their next life. I saw Tibetans on their pilgrimages where...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 11:37 AM
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The concept of a higher power is not difficult at...

The concept of a higher power is not difficult at all to understand at all (that is part of the problem). It's the proof that is missing.

Suggesting that atheists cannot conceive of something...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Your examples are things that have been learned...

Your examples are things that have been learned and repeated through experience since childhood, not trusted by blind faith. One does not have to examine every chair - a quick look will confirm it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 1st, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Posted By jef
Sounds like a healthy approach to life to me!

Sounds like a healthy approach to life to me!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 16th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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What we have here is a highly emotionally charged...

What we have here is a highly emotionally charged situation where man's sense of reason has evaporated. Maybe a woman could intervene and add some reason to this? ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 9th, 2012, 12:06 AM
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That's a church I might attend - I might get...

That's a church I might attend - I might get lucky!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 29th, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Neither of these men did what they did in the...

Neither of these men did what they did in the name of 'Atheism'. I don't think you 'get it'.
..and you left out Hitler - is it because there is strong evidence that he was a Christian?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 29th, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Posted By jef
Or just order one of these: Darwin Fish...

Or just order one of these:

Darwin Fish Symbol (http://evolvefish.com/fish/emblems.html)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 13th, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Posted By jef
Macfury just admitted he believes in devolution!...

Macfury just admitted he believes in devolution! :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Posted By jef
This is a huge benefit of atheism - there is no...

This is a huge benefit of atheism - there is no belief and therefore no fear of an afterlife good or bad!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Posted By jef
This is where we disagree. The fact that there is...

This is where we disagree. The fact that there is any religion out there is a scientific limitation and leads to misconceptions.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Posted By jef
By definition, scientific truth is subject to...

By definition, scientific truth is subject to replication, testing and peer review. There is no rational basis for religious 'truth'. The fact that there is bad science out there does not somehow...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Posted By jef
If the Jesuits study science and shape it to...

If the Jesuits study science and shape it to their beliefs, it's not good science. Ask Galileo how well the Jesuits and the Vatican supported his discoveries. Believing in God doesn't necessarily...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Posted By jef
Certainly the current crop of the largest...

Certainly the current crop of the largest organized religions which influence the majority of the world's cultures and politics. There will be some exceptions (can't think of any) as there are so...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Posted By jef
Contraception, education and rights for women for...

Contraception, education and rights for women for starters.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Posted By jef
You are twisting logic here to assume that those...

You are twisting logic here to assume that those who are 'smart in science' are or must be' illiterate in theology'. I don't agree. I had the usual Christian indoctrination like so many others. But I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Posted By jef
Having personal hopes and aspirations is very...

Having personal hopes and aspirations is very different from religious faith. You can know and understand your own abilities and potential but believing in fairy tales and imaginary beings is not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 4th, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Posted By jef
Maybe - but there is an app for that bio feedback...

Maybe - but there is an app for that bio feedback constipation clinic (http://www.oddballdaily.com/2011/11/28/11-most-bizarre-smartphone-apps/bio-feedback-constipation-clinic/)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 4th, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Posted By jef
Faith scares the crap out of me. I don't want it...

Faith scares the crap out of me. I don't want it or need it. Give me some evidence and I'll work with that. . .
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 4th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Posted By jef
I'd like to dedicate this to MacGuiver: Chubby...

I'd like to dedicate this to MacGuiver:
Chubby Checker - The Twist - YouTube (http://youtu.be/xbK0C9AYMd8)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Posted By jef
No - Steering wheel controls are done by feel -...

No - Steering wheel controls are done by feel - you don't need to look - it's easy.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Posted By jef
The Volt, like the Prius, has climate control....

The Volt, like the Prius, has climate control. You don't need to fiddle with the controls. The A/C is set to control cabin temp and the computer takes over. No need to interrupt driving.

Audio...
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