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Bishop: Why Catholics Should Resist Paying Federal Taxes

Bishop: Why Catholics Should Resist Paying Federal Taxes

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What is your opinion?

If a person commits suicide, and they felt pushed to do so, does that make the person or persons that pushed them, or harassed them, an accomplice; and should they be held accountable as accomplices? Perhaps this is a topic that can be opened for discussion on the show? How many people have committed suicide due to similar circumstances, that the general public is not even aware of? Perhaps, their names can be added here, under "comments" so they can be remembered? Can people be bullied to death?

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Little Words with Absolutely Huge Meaning - Use Them

Little Words with Absolutely Huge Meaning - Use Them

As children many of us hyped the statement, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Clearly, it doesn’t take long to realize that words have far more weight than we want to realize. They influence thoughts, feelings, actions and states of mind. Even little words often have big meaning.

Think about it. Whether you want to land your dream job, improve your friendships, save your marriage or retain your employees; the words you choose can make all the difference.

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5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy

Posted July 17th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy

In the middle of the heated health care debate in 2010, the anchors at Fox News got a memo from the bosses telling them to start referring to the Democrats' plan as "government-run health insurance" rather than use the term "public option," which everyone else was using.

Why? Because CBS and NBC both ran polls showing that when you call it the "public" plan, up to 75 percent of the people are in favor -- after all, everybody likes public parks and public libraries, etc. It's a friendly word.

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Pulling A Fast One About Capitalism Causing All

Posted July 4th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Pulling A Fast One About Capitalism Causing All The Mess In The Economy

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Dudeism has sometimes been referred to as a "mock religion"

Posted July 3rd, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Dudeism

Dudeism has sometimes been referred to as a "mock religion",[1][2] though its founder and many adherents regard it as "real."[3][4]. Its stated primary objective is to promote a philosophy and lifestyle consistent with the original form of Chinese Taoism, outlined in Tao and Laozi (6th century BC), blended with concepts by the Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus (341-270 BC), and personified by the modern day character "The Dude" (Jeff Bridges) in the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski.[5]

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The Harm in Hate-Speech Laws

The Harm in Hate-Speech Laws

by David Gordon

Recently by David Gordon: Ralph Raico on Authentic Liberalism

The Harm in Hate Speech • By Jeremy Waldron • Harvard University Press, 2012 • vi + 292 pages

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Prominent gay donor asks Mitt Romney for his money back over

Prominent gay donor asks Mitt Romney for his money back over same-sex marriage

As you've undoubtedly heard, President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage last week. (Yay! I mean, a little late and also he said it was up to the states to decide, which is silly, but still: yay!) In response, Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican presidential candidate, assured everyone that he was really, really not in favor of two dudes or two ladies getting hitched. He even got a standing ovation for saying so in his commencement speech at Jerry Falwell's super conservative Liberty University.

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Insane Sex Laws Inspired by Republicans

Insane Sex Laws Inspired by Republicans

As Republican lawmakers have pushed ever more intrusive and expansive uterus-related legislation, some of their colleagues across the aisle have fired back with intentionally and equally ridiculous counterproposals. From mandatory rectal exams for guys seeking Viagra to prohibitions on sperm-stifling vasectomies, most of these male-only provisions have, unsurprisingly, flopped. But they've scored big as symbolic gestures, spotlighting the inherent sexism of laws that regulate only lady parts.

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Apocalypse Soon: Why Are Christians So Obsessed With the End Times?

Apocalypse Soon: Why Are Christians So Obsessed With the End Times?

How can Americans make major life decisions on the basis of faith that the world will end in the very near future?

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