So what, that ancients used myths to start a calendar doesn’t need correcting. A giggle here and there maybe, but so what?
 November 28, 2015 at 10:17am
People used do that with high-end motorcycle helmets until manufacturers put minimum advertised prices rules in effect. Now you can not save substantial amounts on line when compared to brick & mortar locations. That has kept the margins solid for stocking dealers. I’m talking about the $500+ premium brands, my new Schuberth was $1100
 November 28, 2015 at 8:10am
And the death of many of those small local department store chain can be directly linked to WALMART.
WAL-MART is the worst single thing to have happened to America in the 20th century, to manufacturing, to wages, to small business.
But yes,in 2003 I would have bought all my clothes either at Nordstroms or Macy’s and today I order from Norstrom on line and others. The only thing I still must buy in store in person are suits and that has been Brooks Brothers since 1970s so two trips a year for fittings
Damn right who wants low prices and a non union shop, personally I seek out the stores that charge the most and are unionized!
Have you checked Walmart stock price lately? Walmart profits are down.
Spoken like a true union delegate that wears Brooks Brothers suits.
If it wasn't for Wal-Mart millions of poor people in this country wouldn't be able to afford food, medicine, toiletries, and other goods they can buy today. I love how the elitist who don't have to shop at Wal-Mart want to do everything they can to prevent others from elevating their everyday lives with products and services they need.
[-5] November 23, 2015 at 7:36am
This isn’t discriminatory, a silly political statement but whatever they want. I like it that lots of businesses add that christian fish icon to their signs and advertising, that lets us Atheists know where not to patronize.
The Bible is anthology of campfire stories from ancient middle eastern nomadic desert tribes that was codified in the forth century as a centralized power structure was created to promote the system and enforce its creed. Look at the history, not the myth.
Since the SCOTUS ruled in 1948 to remove bible instruction from public schools, we Secularists have been winning the right to live in s society free from religious control. We will continue and when any other group calls for pubic recognition of their superstitions we will fight them too!
 November 21, 2015 at 5:23pm
“When they take down one cross, let three spring up in its place.” That is hardly the case, when one goes down, 5 more follow based on the established legal precedents.
America is a secular nation, not a theocracy and those without religious affiliation are the fastest growing segment of our population. The is no constituency for conspicuous public christianity.
November 20, 2015 at 7:32am
The agreement is required by California law for couples preserving embryos for later use. It is not a pre-nup. All couples in CA that use fertility services like this must predetermine what happens after divorce. The embroyos are just property. There is no “prolife” issue to discuss, it is contract law.
There is no plan to save the embryos except for the woman to incubate and give birth, as the courts have ruled you can not escape later financial claims of the child by making an agreement with the mother there is no viable solution possible without new laws being passed.
November 20, 2015 at 7:22am
Required by California law in all cases of frozen embryos
November 20, 2015 at 7:21am
The agreement is required by California law when embryos are frozen, they took the most common option. Courts have ruled mothers can not sign away unborn children’s rights to support and even to know who anonymous sperm donors are.
There are NO children involved in this at all, in any way, shape or form. Frozen clumps of cells, that is all it is. And a huge financial burden.
November 20, 2015 at 7:10am
There are at least two cases I am aware of where a male made a sperm donation to help someone and there was an agreement that he was anonymous and protected from any financial burden. Courts overturned the agreement to benefit the child in both cases and did penalize the male sperm donor and expose his connection to the child.
That is why no lawyer will accept such a deal to let the embryos be used. No protection can be guaranteed without legislative backing first.
November 20, 2015 at 7:07am
I paid for several abortions to make sure no child or woman would have any claims against me. 2 thru 4 I would NEVER have wanted anyway and I don’t think the male in this scenario would either.
November 20, 2015 at 7:02am
Other court cases have ruled agreements like that void.
You can be good without god and you can be bad without god just as easily.
Good and evil are only value judgements. A large part of the planet’s population agree that what happened in Paris on the 13 was not a positive outcome from their personal perspective without using a deity reference. A small group found a positive outcome in the attacks and they all use a deity to rationalize that positivism. Of you find something good about religion is all of this, I do not understand you because religion, devotion to their deity and conflict with other’s caused all of this
 November 16, 2015 at 12:50pm
Wherever and when ever I encounter Bibles and religious items like The Book of Mormon that some hotels have I just take them out into the hall trash can for proper disposal.
really? so just leaving them out of sight in a drawer that you'll likely never use is too difficult for you to stomach?
My how militant atheist of you....
It is the presence of a shallow mind that would enable you to do so!
You realize you just admitted to burglary?
November 12, 2015 at 4:00pm
None of this matters, the GOP/TeaP has no candidate that can stand up to Hilliary and with Julian Castro as VP, it will be a crushing landslide for both the POTUS and Congress.
Single Payer Healthcare – Free College – $12/hr min. wage – Reduce the Military – That’s what is coming
 November 11, 2015 at 2:36pm
We need to enact legislation that prohibits human-operated vehicles from being banned on any publicly funded roadway NOW, equal access!
 November 7, 2015 at 11:47am
Cannabis as a “gateway drug” has been repeatedly disproved yet the myth remains.The ONLY gateway aspect is that buying underground cannabis introduces the user to the underground marketplace, legalization would harm the underground network that sells cocaine and heroin because the cannabis buyer is in a legal outlet. A much higher percentage of heroine users came from pills than pot.
Pot prohibition to republicans is the same as "right to choose" for democrats. Your talking to a wall. The first illegal drug I tried (and I'm sure the same is true for 99.9% of people) was alcohol from the parents (or friends parents) liqueur cabinet.
It's only a drug to a republican if they don't do it just like they only hate socialism when it's not "their" socialism. You can't change a socialists mind because someone else makes it up for them. Republicans are also equally incapable of understanding the constitution and especially the 10th amendment. My state is quite capable of handle our own criminals. We don't need federal help punishing or identifying them. Maybe if the feds drop their unconstitutional war on drugs they would have the resources to close the border. That would help the states more than what they're doing now.
Watching politics in America is like watching the movie Dumb and Dumber on the big screen.
[-4] November 5, 2015 at 1:54pm
[-2] November 4, 2015 at 8:19am
According to every study you can find [see pollingreport.com for dozens of recent ones] the higher ones educational achievements the lower the religiosity. In no way is this factual statement elitist, it demonstrates that beliefs in myths and legends about supernatural beings and the superstitions of ancient nomadic tribes do NOT hold up to scientific investigation and rational real world investigation.