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Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"An active military installation with your troops still on it, is a somewhat different situation than open ranch-land, or even national parks. They are not comparable. "
7 hours ago
Liam S. replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Atheism ascendant throughout the world? Evidence shows the opposite in the group The Great Debate
"Ascendent in western countries. I don't think anyone was under the impression that atheism was on the rise globally.  I also take issue with the "most Christian nation" types of statements. While it may have more Christians than…"
7 hours ago
Liam S. replied to Ben Raulerson's discussion hey guys
"Welcome, Ben. Congrats on fighting off the big C. My wife is from Atlanta, and I spent a lot of time in Maine... good photography up there. Been to Rockport? There is a good photo school with great summer workshops.  "
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Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Maybe they shouldn't, but they decided in the 30s that they didn't want the expense and bother of managing that land. To that end, their decision was to turn it over to the Federal government. Surely States rights should include the…"
yesterday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"They don't send snipers out for no reason. They send snipers out to defend BLM officers whose lives had be verbally and physically threatened by Bundy in the past.  I understand your "should" argument, but even that ceases to…"
yesterday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
" True. But he also was spectacularly bad at timing his argument, and explaining it to the public. "
yesterday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Does believing yourself to be a patriot, make you one? Or is that job relegated to the hindsight and the history books? "
yesterday
Liam S. replied to Keith W. Roberts's discussion Hey from Detroit
"Welcome to AoM, Keith.  There are discussion groups on music/jazz, cycling, movies and just about any other topic you can think of - and easily avoid the politics/religion ones.  Enjoy your time here. "
yesterday
Liam S. replied to Brad Williams's discussion Hunting Big Game if you Could?
"Well said, John. "
yesterday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"You've decided that reason doesn't matter. And that democracy doesn't matter. Only emotion and who has more guns.  I don't want to hear that you someone still think you are a patriot, and love America, because what you are…"
yesterday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
" You are the one who started the whole wolf/sheep nonsense. Pardon me for continuing the metaphor. I'm inclined to agree with Dallas's neighborhood rabbled dogs analogy... wolves are smarter than you've demonstrated."
Friday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Indeed (though it was certainly not just the tea tax at issue). But it's harder to rationally argue that it is taxation without representation. Losing an election isn't the same as not being represented. "
Friday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"With all due respect... an amount dwindling with each word you type... Fuck you.  Besides which, I'm fond of wolfhounds. "
Friday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"You are seriously putting these (insert anything you've bitched about for the past few years) on the level of Government abuses the fomented the Revolutionary War?  Do you have any idea how unhinged that makes you seem? "
Friday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"So you are saying, basically, whoever has the guns gets to decide what laws they'll follow? And I gues, also hoping that you have bigger guns than the national guard, et al.  Ok - let me know how that works out for you. So much a…"
Friday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
" Highly interesting, but only relevant if you ignore most of the salient facts of this case. :/"
Friday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Are you suggesting that you cannot significantly bias a story by providing out of context snippets of emails? "
Thursday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Funny, I'm usually accused of being too even handed and fair minded, not dreamy eyed... One could just as easily accuse you of being automatically paranoid of government, and quick to accuse regardless of factual basis. The truth is probably…"
Thursday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"I didn't get pissed until was more clear to me what had been done, and that it was illegal. Rather than "get pissed first, find out what really happened later.""
Thursday
Liam S. replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"But they didn't. Discretion. "
Thursday

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Mid-thirties, with a wife and 18 month old son, living and working in Chicago. I'm a graphic designer/art director for a large consulting firm, and also run my own architectural and product photography business.

I am an atheist, a kalderash rom (gypsy), whiskey drinker, cigar smoker, kilt wearer, do-it-yourselfer, and poet... I am a casual (and perpetual) student of languages, go player, philosophy, physical sciences, mythology, literature and psychology.

I write articles for and work in roma-rights, as well as volunteering and acting as a committee member for other charities and service organizations.
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At 1:04pm on March 17, 2014, Pale Horse said…

I did not approve your statement because I would rather not have a pitched battle on my profile. Feel free to respond on yours or a forum post, though. I would gladly join in. Thanks anyway for your input.

At 11:51pm on February 19, 2014, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

John wont approve my comments there, so I had to tell you here. 

That was hilarious. Whether it was intended to be or not.

At 7:38pm on December 20, 2012, Steve G said…

Liam, thanks judging by the video it looks like it brews a good cup of coffee, I'll check it out!

At 11:58pm on October 20, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

T'aves baxtalo. Me paaniboskiero, arta tume?

At 2:38am on August 3, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

Te aves Baxtalo, I was discussing the use of Gypsy as a Slur and though raised where it was I fear I've become desensitized to it as the infantry turned it to a nickname. How do you feel about it in your life?

At 2:21pm on December 29, 2011, peter Griffingreenbordanve said…

Thank you! ^^ though im still rather on the fence of atheism or believing in something. So agnostic might be the way i go. In either case. Thank you an i shall look around, as this is MUCH better then facebook, as this has more a purprose.

At 10:59pm on December 9, 2011, Ryan Tucker said…

I think so too. Thank you for the welcome.

At 10:45pm on May 27, 2011, Curt Bolding said…
Incidentally, nobody runs me off.  But I had developed the attitude that I was just going to continue to tell off anybody who wanted to fence with me, and for me that is a very unhealthy attitude.  The whole thing had gotten out of control and I had nothing to prove to anyone, anyway.  As for presenting facts, I cited a very good book on the subject.  If you have a real interest, and are not just on a mission to debunk everything you hear, that would be one I would start with.
At 10:18pm on May 27, 2011, Curt Bolding said…
Liam, I've had this same experience in other skeptics' groups.  They generally exist only to belittle others' beliefs.  I've said everything I had to say on the matter, except that based on overwhelming facts, including radar imaging, radiation readings, testimony by otherwise unimpeachable sources (military, police, pilots, etc), and reams of documentation of people describing the same types of craft, I can only conclude that something is going on.  I just want to know what it is, and to have people say that all that doesn't even exist, well, it just makes me want to throw my hands up and say "whatever."  I was only trying to make conversation, not convince you or anybody else of anything, especially when your minds are clearly already made up.  Finally the negativity was just too much of a waste of my time.  No hard feelings.  I would've sent you a personal message, but it won't work for me and nobody seems to want to fix it.
At 11:25am on April 22, 2011, x said…
 
 
 

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