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  1. Cool What Is A Good Age To Retire?

    I always planned to retire before age 60 and did so at age 58. I waited until age 62 to take a company pension and Social Security. From age 58 till then I lived on investment income. I am quite comfortable now with The pension & Social Security and do not need at this point to use investments for...

    Started by Lon, 06-23-2016 03:00 PM
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  2. Oaklahoma And Marriage

    If Runamucklicans have their way nonbelievers will need to go out of the state to marry. Oklahoma is banning atheists from getting married - Americas - World - The Independent (

    Started by Ahso!, 03-25-2015 12:36 PM
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  3. Limits on Privacy

    My last job in California made a new rule. Due to a just passed privacy law, we were not allowed to discuss private matters between each other on company property. They were scared, did not know exactly what the law meant. After hello, do now ask "how are you"? We had an obviously pregnant lady,...

    Started by tude dog, 01-18-2016 03:49 PM
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  4. The Common People

    My own opinion, for what little it might be worth, is that we should take a step forward and form a future government by means of the established democratic process rather than pouring water over the duck's back. Then it's not "them" any longer, and we can make the appropriate changes. I have,...

    Started by spot, 08-23-2015 07:00 AM
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    11-18-2015 11:37 AM Go to last post
  5. Pretoria schoolgirl stabbed to death, hands hacked off

    I don't know guy's but I read stories like this and it further ads to my not caring about capital punishment. I sincerely find absolutely no use in keeping around any animal capable of doing anything remotely close to this. A complete and utter waste of resources that people should not be forced to...

    Started by K.Snyder, 03-28-2010 06:15 PM
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    09-17-2015 01:08 AM Go to last post
  6. Manual cars Keep coming across videos like this. Just wondering are manual cars really so unusual in America nowadays? Over here it's mainly OAP's that buy automatics hence the term granny cars. Have to drive automatic lorries personally I dislike them intensely.

    Started by gmc, 08-01-2015 01:47 PM
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  7. Christian street preacher fined over homophobic sermons

    Christian street preacher fined over homophobic sermons · PinkNews ( And where are atheists on this issue? SNAP!!!

    Started by Ahso!, 03-25-2015 12:48 PM
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    03-30-2015 10:11 AM Go to last post
  8. Indiana's SB-101 - Religious Freedom Bill

    Indiana House OKs controversial religious freedom bill ( What do you think of this bill? It's now passed the state legislature and the governor says he plans on signing it. The...

    Started by Ahso!, 03-25-2015 06:58 PM
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    03-27-2015 10:27 AM Go to last post
  9. He should be able to sue the private man since he can't sue the President.

    I thought, at the time, that Obama overstepped. That the Justice Dept did not bring any charges, isn't even the issue, IMO. The guy was tried, found not guilty and then had to put up with an attempt to convict him again through a 'civil rights' investigation. Not guilty should have been the end of...

    Started by flopstock, 03-24-2015 10:19 AM
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  10. Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Explains His Persective Of God's Love

    Phil Robertson Delivers Speech About Family Of Atheists Getting Raped And Killed (Audio) - The New Civil Rights Movement ( Robertson's tirade validates almost...

    Started by Ahso!, 03-25-2015 07:16 AM
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  11. Someone Has to Stop these Politicians

    This isn't even funny any more. The notion of mandatory voting just turns my stomach. How would they enforce this one? If I go into the polling booth and don't mark the ballot - how do they know? And if they would know, there goes the right to not saying how you voted. We need the government...

    Started by flopstock, 03-19-2015 10:05 AM
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  12. Paedophile group in very high places, in UK.

    Yes I believe a lot of us are aware that PM Edward Heath seemed to 'treat' young children to trips in his yacht from the Isle of Jersey, in the 70's. These were mostly lads from an orphanage on the island. Strange that there doesn't appear to be records of a lot of these lads returning to the...

    Started by G#Gill, 03-16-2015 04:10 PM
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  13. Nationalism and nationality ?

    I read through this and was agreeing most of the way, then it turned into a bit of a loony rant. I can follow the logic and agree with much of it, and suddenly all the authors logic goes out the window. Not for those with a short attention myself.

    Started by Bruv, 02-23-2015 10:21 AM
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  14. S&P to pay $1.4bn to regulators in sub-prime debt case

    Why is the justice department getting 688m? Is that to cover costs? Yikes!! BBC News - S&P to pay $1.4bn to regulators in sub-prime debt case (

    Started by flopstock, 02-03-2015 09:01 AM
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  15. Another Cop shooting

    A newly released video shows a tense traffic stop last month in which a man stepping out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height was fatally shot by police. ( This graphically shows how these...

    Started by Bruv, 01-22-2015 12:19 PM
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    I'm puzzled by a website, maybe some of you can offer potential answers. The site is The writing style is, at a guess, Asian. The site has the feel of something out of either the Philippines or Singapore but that's subjective opinion on my part. It's registered through a US...

    Started by FG, 11-11-2014 07:16 AM
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  17. Make Leicester British

    Did anyone else watch the Channel4 program last night and, if so, what did you make of it?

    Started by Bryn Mawr, 11-04-2014 07:39 AM
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    11-05-2014 07:06 AM Go to last post
  18. Unintended Consequences?

    Started by Accountable, 06-10-2014 07:52 PM
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    06-11-2014 07:36 AM Go to last post
  19. The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state

    'The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state' By Alasdair Palmer (Filed: 19/02/2006) For the past two weeks, Patrick Sookhdeo has been canvassing the opinions of Muslim clerics in Britain on the row over the cartoons featuring images of Mohammed that were first published...

    Started by OpenMind, 02-19-2006 02:52 PM
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  20. Global views on Morality

    The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked 40,117 respondents in 40 countries what they thought about eight topics often discussed as moral issues: extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, alcohol consumption, divorce, and the use of contraceptives...

    Started by Bruv, 04-19-2014 08:43 AM
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