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Happy Earth Day 2012, though I'm sure I've previously expressed that every day should be Earth Day, like in the old Peanuts cartoon where they point out every day is children's day. We celebrated by doing a lot more work on our disaster of a backyard yesterday, and a large portion of the downed wood from the winter is gone. And I'll just pretend that burning charcoal on the grill just emits lavender-scented oxygen and see how denial works on that.

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10. Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it Apr 22, 2012, 19:43 space captain
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 22, 2012, 18:07:
I mean that because of what church did back then today this is not so in most of Europe. The church would not have done what it has done where it part of a strict caste system. But had it been part of a caste system it would have turned out much worse for us here in Europe.

The USA sadly, had not any of the experiences that shaped Europe in the same way which is why you still have to fight against repressive religious nutjobs trying to press their view on EVERYONE and make it not an option to disagree. Not by laws, but by simple peer pressure.

i didnt really make it a point to say the caste system is ridiculously stupid because it seems obvious enough already, but i dont really consider europe somehow above the kind of discrimination and control-freak behavior that is essentially the same thing.. russia is a fine example

you are also forgetting that it was the puritans that settled america to begin with

not sure what you mean by "Radicalism is not a monopoly," because it doesnt make any sense

religion isnt the origin of the problem... humanity is the real problem - its the human condition itself that can turn anything into a weapon of oppression

in your terms, the new "religion" is politics
 
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  1. Apr 22, 15:02 sold it, smoked it, settled it space captain
  3. Apr 22, 16:10  Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it eRe4s3r
  4. Apr 22, 16:19   Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it space captain
  5. Apr 22, 16:30    Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it eRe4s3r
  6. Apr 22, 17:19     Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it space captain
  8. Apr 22, 18:07      Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it eRe4s3r
  9. Apr 22, 19:05       Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it Prez
>> 10. Apr 22, 19:43       Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it space captain
  11. Apr 22, 22:54        Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it eRe4s3r
  2. Apr 22, 15:41 Re: Out of the Blue tj
  7. Apr 22, 17:56 Re: Out of the Blue Cutter


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