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Randy
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  10:35:25  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Go team, go!.....

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-706810?hpt=hp_bn2

iReport - For a second year in a row, American Atheists is posting seasonal
billboards. One of the billboards is located on the New Jersey side, upper
left, just before entering the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan. The Lincoln
Tunnel carries almost 120,000 vehicles per day, making it one of the busiest
vehicular tunnels in the world and a prime location for a billboard.







"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
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bngbuck
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  10:54:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Randy.....

CNN.com precedes the picture of the billboard with a screen that states
UNDER REVIEW

This program contains content that has been
flagged as inappropriate and is currently under review

Do you want to continue?
Yes.....Or No,exit this page.


What do we think of the simpering cowards at CNN?
Politically Correct for GOP politics?

I am writing CNN a blistering reply to this wimpy failure to stand up as a NEWS channel - and a posture to protect the idiotic fundamentalists - who don't watch anything but Fox anyway!

Let's get the billboard on MSNBC. FOX sure as hell won't show it to their audience of slack jawed, drooling, bible-thumping imbeciles.
Edited by - bngbuck on 11/22/2011 11:10:40
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marfknox
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  12:07:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The American Humanist Association is also doing a new campaign this year. Check it out. As is the AHA style, it is much more tame than the American Atheist approach. Kind of boring. They say they mean to start conversations about discrimination against atheists. Ah, the holidays.

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marfknox
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  12:15:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the AHA's page of stories of discrimination against atheists.

I don't think the "Faith Healing Kills" story about the Hickmans fits because it isn't discrimination against atheists. Although it is an example of religion gone bad as well as how religious exemptions can and are used to benefit people who do real harm.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  12:48:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Randy

Go team, go!.....

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-706810?hpt=hp_bn2
And.... it's gone.

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Randy
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  13:00:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Randy

Go team, go!.....

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-706810?hpt=hp_bn2
And.... it's gone.


Strange, it still works for me. I just now cleared my cache and even tried the link in a different browser. The page opens, and I clicked to view other photos of the billboard and they opened as if everything is a.o.k.
I've seen no "Under Review" screen as bngbuck reports.

EDIT TO ADD: Ok, the Under Review screen pops up now. What a bunch of dirt bags.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Edited by - Randy on 11/22/2011 13:04:53
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Randy
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  13:03:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

Here's the AHA's page of stories of discrimination against atheists.

I don't think the "Faith Healing Kills" story about the Hickmans fits because it isn't discrimination against atheists. Although it is an example of religion gone bad as well as how religious exemptions can and are used to benefit people who do real harm.


That's really maddening the stories of atheist hate-mongering. Even as Christians, these nematodes should know the difference between government sanctioned and private religious expression and what is proper. Lazy thinkers, the lot of them.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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bngbuck
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  16:56:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
[b]Dave]/b].....

I tried:
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-706810?hpt=hp_bn2
six times today including 5 minutes ago. It still works for me.

The website is CNNiReport. And I copied the url on the actual "warning" that the article and picture were maybe "inappropriate" Here is the paste from the copy:
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-706810?hpt=hp_bn2
Looks identical.
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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  17:51:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Randy

EDIT TO ADD: Ok, the Under Review screen pops up now. What a bunch of dirt bags.
Does for me, too, now. When I posted earlier, all I got was a 404 error page, as if the whole thing had been removed.

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sailingsoul
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  19:13:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What? Santa's not real? I got more from Santa Clause than every last God ever invented combined. I like how they got my buddy Poseidon up there too, cool.

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marfknox
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Posted - 11/22/2011 :  22:52:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It always confused me that Santa used the same wrapping paper for my presents as my parents. And the there was that year I got a present in a blender box just a couple weeks after my parents bought a new blender. Hmmm... probably just Santa testing my faith in him.

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moakley
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Posted - 11/23/2011 :  05:50:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

Hmmm... probably just Santa testing my faith in him.


Last thing he ever brought me was a winter coat. I couldn't help but think, "That's something my Mother would have bought me."

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marfknox
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Posted - 11/24/2011 :  09:31:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My 2 year old recognizes Santa from cartoons and images she sees in stores. But right now he's just a fictional character to her like Dora the Explorer or Pooh Bear. And he will remain as such. I hate the idea of telling children a present is from stranger who doesn't exist. Better to tell the child who the present is actually from and have them thank that person.

I suppose in a year or two I'll have to explain to her that many other children believe Santa is a real person who delivers toys on Christmas, and that she should be polite about respecting their beliefs while at the same time not being afraid to admit her personal lack of belief. Good practice for dealing with religious people when she's older.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/24/2011 :  09:49:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

It always confused me that Santa used the same wrapping paper for my presents as my parents.
In my wife's family, presents "from Santa" were never wrapped at all.

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sailingsoul
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Posted - 11/24/2011 :  10:45:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

My 2 year old recognizes Santa from cartoons and images she sees in stores. But right now he's just a fictional character to her like Dora the Explorer or Pooh Bear. And he will remain as such. I hate the idea of telling children a present is from stranger who doesn't exist. Better to tell the child who the present is actually from and have them thank that person.

I suppose in a year or two I'll have to explain to her that many other children believe Santa is a real person who delivers toys on Christmas, and that she should be polite about respecting their beliefs while at the same time not being afraid to admit her personal lack of belief. Good practice for dealing with religious people when she's older.
I certainly like your approach on this Marf.

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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ThorGoLucky
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Posted - 11/25/2011 :  00:45:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What do I see? I see Santa picking his nose....no wait.

That kind of billboard by American Atheists makes an atheist friend of mine cringe. He refuses to use the word "atheist" so as not to offend any allies.

Regarding the AHA billboards, very nice me thinks.
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