Is Atheism A Religion?

Atheism IS a “religion”, by Constitutional definition, as per SCOTUS.

“The Supreme Court has interpreted religion to mean a sincere and meaningful belief that occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to the place held by God in the lives of other persons. The religion or religious concept need not include belief in the existence of God or a supreme being to be within the scope of the First Amendment.”

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Religion

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By Doug

American Atheists launch provocative campaign in religious Deep South

Atheism IS a “religion”, by Constitutional definition, as per SCOTUS.

(http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Religion)

WHY is it not subject to the same restrictions and exclusions as they demand of all other religions?

“The giant advertising hoardings in the Tennessee cities of Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis and Fort Smith, Arkansas show a mischievous-looking young girl writing her letter to Father Christmas: “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales,” she writes.

The advertising campaign by the American Atheists group will run until Christmas Eve and is the first time the group has aimed its anti-God adverts directly at residential religious areas…”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11265926/American-Atheists-launch-provocative-campaign-in-religious-Deep-South.html

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By Doug

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP A BREATHALYZER FOR POT

Now THIS………………..this I would support for pre-employment or even post-employment screening as opposed to urinalysis, which can only tell you if you were exposed to pot within the last 30 days.

Are you high ON THE JOB?

And this is NOT an invitation to discuss what a urinalysis will or will not indicate. I have done the research.

“Researchers at Washington State University are currently developing a test that will measure marijuana impairment through a breath sample, much like how breathalyzers determine blood alcohol levels. The only option currently available is a blood test, which doesn’t offer the type of immediacy needed if officers suspect that a driver is under the hazy influence of pot.”

http://www.fastcompany.com/3039229/researchers-develop-a-breathalyzer-for-potf_dc_bird_141130

By Doug

Man who killed pregnant teen girlfriend wants community service

Only 25 years?

Bring back a more traditional use of the death penalty.

THIS buy could be the poster boy for the movement.

“A man who suffocated his 14-year-old Brooklyn girlfriend because he thought she was pregnant — then burned her corpse and stuffed it in a suitcase…

After confessing…asked cops, “Do you think I can get some kind of community service?”…

A Brooklyn jury took just an hour…to find Ferdinand guilty of the heinous crime…he now faces up to 25 years to life behind bars.”

http://nypost.com/2014/12/02/man-found-guilty-of-killing-teen-girlfriend-he-thought-was-pregnant/f_dc_bird_141130

By Doug

Conservatives Work to Block Obama on Immigration

SHUT.

IT.

DOWN.

“Republicans have vowed to stop Obama’s moves from taking effect, but how they will do so remained unclear as they returned to Capitol Hill on Monday after a weeklong Thanksgiving break. GOP leadership in the House planned to discuss options in a closed-door meeting with the rank-and-file on Tuesday morning.

The issue is tied in with the need to pass a government funding bill by Dec. 11, or risk a shutdown.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/johnson-immigration-simple-common-sense-27281143Seal_of_the_United_States_Congress shut it down

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“The Daily Treasury Statement…revealed that the U.S. Treasury has been forced to issue $1,040,965,000,000 in new debt since fiscal 2015 started…eight weeks ago…to cover new…spending…

…Treasury took in $341,591,000,000 in revenues. …a record… But…$341,591,000,000 in revenues was not enough to finance…government spending…”

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/terence-p-jeffrey/ponzi-treasury-issues-1t-new-debt-8-weeks-pay-old-debtobama_deal_with_it_AP

By Doug

What Happens When Spies Can Eavesdrop on Any Conversation?

Uh………………

“On Nov. 17, the U.S. announced a new challenge called Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments, giving it the acronym ASpIRE. The challenge comes from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, or ODNI, and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, or IARPA. It speaks to a major opportunity for intelligence collection in the years ahead, teaching machines to scan the ever-expanding world of recorded speech. To do that, researchers will need to take a decades’ old technology, computerized speech recognition, and re-invent it from scratch.

Importantly, the ASpIRE challenge is only the most recent government research program aimed at modernizing speech recognition for intelligence gathering. The so-called Babel program from IARPA, as well as such DARPA programs as RATS (Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech), BOLT (Broad Operational Language Translation) and others have all had similar or related objectives.”

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/12/what-happens-when-spies-can-eavesdrop-any-conversation/100142/defense-large

By Doug