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As a non-believer myself, I can't stand these types of lawsuits. Let the free market deal with it. If you don't want to give him money because he gives a discount to those who attended services, stay out of his pizzeria. Or, eat there, and pay the 10%. These lawsuits do nothing to help and much harm is caused. Would I prefer the guy not give a discount and avoid all this? Sure, but I don't want the government to force it. I'm a libertarian, and as such, want you to stay out of my affairs, and I'll stay out of yours.
When I joined the Marines in my youth, I took my oath to the constitution seriously. I try to remember that I have no right to be unoffended, and that I can tune-out those who disagree. Now, I realize that for gays, who want rights that the christian right does not want them to have, it is a problem. But, the problem won't be solved with fascism and censorship. It never is.
What is the libel (false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation) in this case? How is it defamation of a group for him to show that christians are under-attack for speaking about, and following their beliefs? I understand you don't like it, but I don't think you named an actual legal affront in your condemnation of his article. You make his point, with your comment. You appear to desire that he make no claims for christianity that may run afoul of your political positions. Now, I say this as a non-believer, libertarian, who is concerned that the current fascist like attacks on conservative christians might one day be used against all of us, by an out-of-control bureaucracy run by people like you. ""First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me". by: Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
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Saving the Planet, One Denier at a Time

McCargar Wrote: Aug 10, 2014 2:18 PM
Back in the late 70's, early 80's, full-custom IC design was dramatically more difficult than it is now. For the most part, we programmed the entire model, it wasn't done with purchased software packages because our devices, like most smaller companies, had our own wafer-fab, and because of that, the components used in our IC's were 100% our design. Whether or not hydrodynamic modeling is "much more difficult" (your need to be superior must overwhelm you at times), my point stands. If your software models fail in business, you fail. Reality has no such hold on government-funded science.
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Saving the Planet, One Denier at a Time

McCargar Wrote: Aug 10, 2014 1:52 PM
During my career building an IC design and manufacturing company, I had significant experience developing software models for the devices I was designing, many which ended up in spacecraft. Highly technical devices for use in extreme conditions where repair would be impossible. When you produce your software model, you plug in knowns and assumptions. I could make the devices do many things with the assumptions, that wouldn't actually work when the device was manufactured. Had I produced software models that produced real-world failure on the scale accomplished by climate-scientists, my company wouldn't have grown to 3500 employees around the world, because my devices would have failed in the applications for which they were designed. Failed devices would have, and should have crippled the company. Only in government funded science can failure on this scale continue to be funded.
Federal law prohibits the sale by a licensed firearm dealer to anyone under the age of 21, but unlicensed sales and transfers the age is 18. Most states follow this federal law.
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Killing Joy

McCargar Wrote: Jul 13, 2014 1:12 PM
I don't think you understood this writer, he doesn't care about your narrow-minded, fascist vision for the world in which only certain speech is allowed.
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A Primer on Race

McCargar Wrote: Jul 08, 2014 8:45 AM
If the Republicans had developed the "Great Society" programs that destroyed the black family, Democrats would call it a deliberate plan.
The IRS political targeting scandal and VA hospital scandal, along with the typically years-long Social Security Disability wait times, are evidence that big-government is a failure. In my opinion, it can't be fixed. The government is too large and mostly survives for its own benefit.
Develop our own oil interests, and in doing so, cut off the supply of cash to the fundamentalist Islamists. Then, let the middle east slide back into the middle-ages. That is clearly where it is heading.
Allowing Iraq to fall into the hands of the Islamist fundamentalists helps Obama win his war on modernity and the oil used to power it.
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