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posted on Feb 5, 2016, 234 replies
Rant
Lately I've been seeing such a negative reaction to the notion of individuality, personal responsibility. I've seen such a positive push for socialized medicine, the discussions of all the benefits of "democratic socialism", the positives attributed to not having to have control over your healthcare. So many, here, elsewhere, have glorified the wonders of socialism. They put up other socialist countries as examples for everyone to strive to. They sneer and look down if you even bring up being responsible for your own actions. But why stop at socialism? Why not just toss responsibility out completely! Why just go halfway? Just have the government own everything...
posted on Feb 6, 2016, 55 replies
General Chit Chat
It's official! Barbie has stepped out of the box! Now there's no excuse of why YOU TOO can't emulate Barbie, in some fashion of your life!
There's a Barbie of color and shape! Have Cancer, no worries! So can Barbie! Don't like being bald and want to look stylish, even though you're "bald & beautiful"....from your Chemo? So can Barbie! Are you pregnant housewife? So can Barbie! Maybe, you're a slutty pregnant teenager? So can Barbie! Are you a middle aged, menopausal woman, or her husband? A Grandparent? So can Barbie! Are you a lesbian? So can Barbie! Are you guys feeling left out? So can Barbie! Don't...
3 days...
posted on Feb 4, 2016, 151 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
I am writing this post to make aware and discuss ancient Israelites non-monotheistic beliefs. It's believed the cult of Yahweh began around 8 b.c. and before Babylonian captivity the Israelites most likely worshipped Baal, who is probably the model for Yahweh...
posted on Feb 5, 2016, 74 replies
Rant
As a Christian I do I hate having to be humble I hate stupid ignorant Christians who think Hynn, Prince and televangelists who have millions of dollars represent the gospel I hate living up to my Gods unbelievable expectations I hate that so many people hate me because I am just a human sinner and other Christians are so perfect I hate, hate...
posted on Feb 5, 2016, 42 replies
Jokes, Puns, & Pranks
What was Hillary Clinton thinking when the following picture was taken? "Just what I needed for the clueless bimbo demographic."
5 days...
posted on Feb 3, 2016, 112 replies
Ludicrous Online Lies
" via WigSociety: Last week in the town of Hannover in Germany, Muslim migrants, no longer pretending to be “refugees”, marched through the city streets waving the black flag of ISIS and claiming...
posted on Feb 2, 2016, 102 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
This baffles me. First of all, don't say "to stop people doing bad things" because that is completely moot since we have Man made laws for that. Don't get me wrong, I understand that evil is a bad thing, but it seems as though it is not wrong in the eyes of god. Without evil,...
posted on Feb 3, 2016, 68 replies
General Chit Chat
Well, Just like the title reads. I am curious to see what others opinions are on this subject. From what I understand; principal of Islamic modesty is supposed to be an all inclusive, not just wearing the hijab. Equating to loose clothing, not showing the curvature of the female body..........
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posted on Jan 31, 2016, 131 replies
General Chit Chat
I have noticed that I'm nearing 10,000 stars! "Big deal" you say, but to me it is. Every star I've received here has bolstered my confidence enough to keep writing. Without that, I likely wouldn't have learned/experienced so much...or met the amazing/funny/brainy people that I have come to love. I feel like a nobody...
posted on Feb 1, 2016, 128 replies
Rant
Not too long ago I saw a member say that someone in a an active shooter situation should grab a pencil and stab it into the shooter's eye or ear canal. Idiot. In another thread, I saw members offering alternatives to mace, where mace/pepper spray is illegal. I...
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 108 replies
Rant
There is a diversity of people in my life. There is a diversity of people whom I work with. There is a diversity of people whom I respect, and love. There is a diversity of people that I have hired. I was raised to value diversity. As it is the key to...
posted on Feb 1, 2016, 65 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
Living in the Bible Belt I meet people all the time who are Christians and have a fervent distaste for anything related to cannabis. It's infuriating and sad to see people I know waltz into a hospital to get shot up with chemo and radiation. So my question to Christians or to anyone with faith...
posted on Jan 30, 2016, 40 replies
General Chit Chat
Just wanted to wish bird a very Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!
posted on Feb 3, 2016, 40 replies
Dreams & Predictions
As Ridiculous as the title sounds and as a greater joke this would be than anything, I believe I got to meet the Antichrist and the conversation that followed was rather peculiar. I believe it should be shared with ATS and maybe humanity later down the line, this was a conversation...
posted on Feb 4, 2016, 40 replies
General Chit Chat
You know I had THE MOST bizzare thing happen. This was some time ago but it's always stuck with me. It was one of the most strangest things that's ever happened to me. It was a reaction to another person... So here's how it went.... All it was was I had gone to buy...
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 37 replies
Rant
Hello all, I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart. I have found myself over the years unable to make any friends, and it's not from a lack of effort. I've put ads on Craigslist, on down the line in this effort....
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posted on Jan 26, 2016, 308 replies
Rant
Quaint... But... ...Well... Pardon me, that won't be happening. Not from my end anyways... If you want to die for your racist outbursts... Or your xenophobia, homophobia, or any type of incessant hatred... You crack on,...
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 224 replies
Rant
http://ohscurrent.org/archive/opinions-archive/2015/01/24/is-the-american-dream-attainable/ "For many years, the United States has been known for its seemingly endless opportunity. One of its most popular and appealing prospects has been the...
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 220 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
Whenever I discuss Christianity with Christians I always try and ask 'why do you believe?' To me, religion is quite evidently fictitious. Virtually everything around us seems to go directly against the claims that are made within...
posted on Jan 19, 2016, 220 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
Lately there have been many who claim Paul is a Liar, and agent of Satan to lead men away from Jesus. Nothing could be further form the truth. One even posted a suggested web address to a web site that dealt with the problems of Paul. I went there and what I found was a mess....
posted on Jan 13, 2016, 205 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
Hi. Who wants to share his torments? I wanna symphatise and offer consolation as I can. I also had a few awkward experiences and I can only keep my calmness and happiness by believing in God. My last occurence was the most frightning, but I confronted it by putting a mental barrier,...
posted on Jan 10, 2016, 177 replies
Ludicrous Online Lies
[color=yellow]This is what the media WILL NOT show you. More and more videos are surfacing of the newyear's chaos all over Europe thanks to the new residents. This video...
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 174 replies
Ludicrous Online Lies
ADMIN EDIT The videos are . We've all heard of the rapes that have happened in the recent past, however this doesn't appear to be just incidences of a concupiscent nature. It appears to be an actual...
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 174 replies
General Chit Chat
I am terrible at remembering where I place things economics and statistics washing pots I can't whistle checking my e-mails and post box baking watching dancing and singing shows or drama movies (eg Boys from the hood) paying attention when people talk going to shopping...
posted on Jan 16, 2016, 168 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
Why glorify the will of the devil? Why celebrate murder? " John 8:40-41 King James Version (KJV) 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not...
posted on Jan 8, 2016, 146 replies
Dreams & Predictions
I'm not one to believe in "Predictions". I have never posted in this forum, nor have I ever engaged in a "Prophecy" thread. But... I was sitting here working and fell into some...
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 143 replies
Rant
I decided to stir the ATS melting pot today, just to see how PROUD we are of our races. Keep in mind that pride is a sin. In just a few short days, America will be entering another annual wave of hypocritical lip service...Black History Month. I'm sure Obama is already practicing...
posted on Jan 24, 2016, 132 replies
Television
I don't know if I should be happy to see the X-files resurrected, or if I should be packing my B.O.B. and heading for the hills. I would say they covered their bases on the conspiracies, and not the crazy conspiracies either. Feel free...
posted on Jan 18, 2016, 121 replies
Rant
One dollar and 19 cents here in new york for an entire gallon of gas! 22$ and my tank is full. I know everyone hates Obama (personally, he's a charming guy in my opinion, with all of his achievements...
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 113 replies
Music
David Bowie died today. I grew up listening to his music, and that of many, many people his music influenced over the years. May he rest in peace.
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 113 replies
General Chit Chat
Just curious as to how fellow Americans do on this (No cheating! I don't think you'll have to though). Feel free to join the fun though if you're interested, regardless of nationality. I got 44 out 50. A couple of the questions I simply couldn't...
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 112 replies
General Chit Chat
I don't get it. I was watching a skateboarding video from the 80's that really got me thinking. Like it dawned on me that when you're younger life is SO MUCH MORE FUN. Like everyday is exciting. Everything...
posted on Jan 17, 2016, 111 replies
Food and Cooking
My significant other and I recieved a strangely beautiful and expensive cheeseboard for Christmas. So we're saying f@$k the lactose intolerance, once a month we're having a cheese night. So I need suggestions for delicious cheeses to try. My favourite cheese is Coeur de Lion, which is...
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 109 replies
Religion, Faith, And Theology
Don't you call me crazy, my last thread got so much appreciation and one person even asked me if I would be their president So if I am crazy then ALL OF YOU are crazy okay. Listen I am preparing to climb a mountain, alone,...
posted on Jan 15, 2016, 109 replies
General Chit Chat
Lost my brother a couple of days ago. Upon hearing the news my Big Sis collapsed and died. We debated if we should tell her. I said to tell her. I am completely in shock. I don't know why I feel compelled to post it here. People can't...
posted on Jan 8, 2016, 107 replies
General Chit Chat
In the last 12 months or so I can think of one or two stand out candidates such as Slayer (where you been btw) or even the site owner SO. I was wondering if anyone has ever had the same thoughts....