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Well, I tried a picture of my namesake, A 60, then my fizzog with the beautiful Rio Arade in the backdrop, both in our 60's but the Cambridge is in far better condition! Been around the globe and back, never been indoctrinated, wonderful parenting, some people are lucky in that respect. Still in awe of science and learning, don't suffer fools or expect to be suffered by others! I'm very happily married to my third wife of 16 yrs and have lived in Algarve Portugal for nearly 22 years. I have more friends here than I could ever have imagined being in the UK.The Portugues people are warm, extremely funny and if you are lucky enough to be considered family, the finest family one could ask for!

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I know it’s not funny and I know most of you don’t believe this stuff, but this one may just be ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 30, 2020:
Priceless that one, cheers Richie! :-)
Still on the topical subject Covid-19: I believe the main reasons it is spreading so fast is, in ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 30, 2020:
Wise words, I hope that all of the members of this group are being prudent in light of the wealth of information coming from China and Europe. Models created from known statistics are only indicative and as you point out may well be off the mark by 2-3 times. I don't pray but you are all in my thoughts!
Increasingly I see the concept of critical thinking, and in part this group, being used in a ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 30, 2020:
Quite right, as far as I know, splitting hairs and nit-picking has never been part of the process of CT. Poor grammar and typo's are not an indication of ones IQ, there are stars in many fields who battle with dyslexia! Personally, I would like to see members posting searching and informative material as I am no black belt, maybe brown belt, and that's probably self flattering! :-)
Ok we've already got the pestilence, and now the midwest is expecting some very severe weather.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 28, 2020:
It appears that "their god" is very pissed off with Trump being taken seriously by fools and is punishing them for voting for him, keep your heads down friends!
Mishandle a virus outbreak? Why not screw up the environment in the process?[theguardian.com]
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 28, 2020:
More profits for the 1%?
if he has dementia how could we know?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 25, 2020:
He only knows how to speak in "Fork tongue" Lies, lies and more lies, if that does'nt work, there is always a pile of bullshit he can come out with! ;-)
For anyone that missed Texas Lt gov Dan Patrick's asinine comments that old people should be willing...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 25, 2020:
half of congress fall into the category!
I wondered why he had so many people at each of his briefings other than to take up time so that the...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 25, 2020:
Priceless, well done Glenlab!
Got that right
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 24, 2020:
But he's a financial genius, apparently!
Re. Covid-19 Are we still in the calm before the storm or are we in the storm?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 24, 2020:
It took 200 years for the population to Europe to recover to former numbers following the Black Death pandemic! A sobering thought for those playing on the beach or gathering in great numbers. With mass media and social networking one would imagine people would see how important their personal roll is in avoiding the same fate! To know history is to know the future unfortunately.
Re. Covid-19 Are we still in the calm before the storm or are we in the storm?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 24, 2020:
Seconded, without doubt!
Says it all
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 22, 2020:
It has all overwhelmed his tiny brain, can't bullshit his way out of this one, it ain't miraculously disappeared and his inaction has made a manageable situation a catastrophe in the making! He is what the Irish would call a "Gobshite"
Is it just me or does anyone else feel the last several days figures claimed by China are a little ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 22, 2020:
I'm with you there Richie, the Chinese have never been entirely forthcoming about human rights let alone an embarrassing viral outbreak. Whats happening in North Korea is anybodies guess!
What is the difference between skepticism and critical thinking?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 21, 2020:
Imagine being sceptical of ones own scepticism, examining exactly why you arrived at your point of view and the decision process involved! A good start, if you really want to grasp and use CT is to hunt back in posts on this group. RichieO has provided a wealth of text and video to help those who wish to enlighten themselves, It has had a big impact on my own grasp of CT! :-) good luck, It's quite the journey.
Today's figures from Italy as published daily at 6pm European Central Time.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 21, 2020:
Yes, yes, and if Trumps "Chinese virus" makes it to Europe too, things could get much worse for us, Jackass!
They are on both sides - Republican and Democrat
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 19, 2020:
Great and very ironic post O horned one, well done that man! I hate biblical quotes but I can't help thinking "as ye sow, shall ye reap" :-)
A tribute from an adoring nation ...[theslot.jezebel.com]
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 18, 2020:
A trio of horrible useless assholes! The pox on them all, we will deal with Covid 19 ourselves.....
Please wash your hands ... some how
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 18, 2020:
LMAO funny!
Fact check: Trump tries to erase the memory of him downplaying the coronavirus [cnn.com]
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 18, 2020:
We need more journalism like this!!
That should help
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 17, 2020:
I'm sure there will be thousands of applications from former employees of his favorite fast-food restaurants in the coming days! ;-)
I don't think I've ever seen a more punchable face
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 17, 2020:
What a schmuck!
Here's a taste of what this writer has to say in this article: "Trump voters justified this choice ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 17, 2020:
Glad to see businessman in inverted comma's, any jerk-off with no sense at all could lose $1bn dollars over 10 years! ;-)
In relation to Austin-Cambridge’s last post, in my earlier posts I mentioned my (ongoing) struggle...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 17, 2020:
Me too RichieO, a work in progress ad infinitum!
Not too long ago I heard a guy say, “I’m an Atheist now but I but I still fear going to Hell.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 15, 2020:
The paradox of paradise and hell? Not a true atheist to be pondering a hell!
Hawkeye Pierce, as played by the amazing Alan Alda.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 14, 2020:
Wonderful program with a beautifully written script in a difficult comedy situation with a brilliant cast, an all time, watch anytime classic! :-)
Lol payback
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 14, 2020:
Nice one Bob! :-D
If any non-falsifiable evidence of a god's existing came to light, I would be persuaded to change my...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 11, 2020:
We shall all be in our coffins before any proof of god is forthcoming! You are speaking to the wrong audience my friend! :-I
This year (2020) marks 55 years since my first trip to Ireland, the experience was really strange, ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 10, 2020:
The Irish way of thinking is not just critically but completely outside the box. One thing I noticed was that drivers tend to drive in the middle of the road and simply move over when they meet another car coming their way, ever had your car scratched by spiked bushes at the roadside? Another thing was, in the high street, the only shops that neglected to have a bar were a pharmacy and a tailors shop, how convenient is that for the thirsty! This one will kill you, I was picked up at Dublin airport by a business client who drove me to his office by the Liffey, he drove through a busy intersection with a red light, I asked, did you see the light was red John, he calmly replied "they are just for the visitors" :-D
This year (2020) marks 55 years since my first trip to Ireland, the experience was really strange, ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 10, 2020:
Wonderful history, I have been there myself and will post my thoughts briefly!
🐷 Trump says corona virus is minor compared to the flu.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 10, 2020:
The first 2 cases in southern Portugal were registered on Sunday in my home town of Portimao, very worrying given that the number of infections in the country as a whole are up 33% since the weekend, even our president has been quarantined and tested, negatively, I'm pleased to report as he is no Trump! Marcelo Rebelo de sousa, Google him, a fine and hard working man!
[newsthump.com] Bringing the virus under control
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 9, 2020:
It's the numbers, everybody knows the importance of numbers, don't they? ;-)
Trump and Covid-19
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 9, 2020:
Aw, you left out "eat it", damn! :-)
How are these god pumping people dealing with the current virus?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 9, 2020:
Religion is a crutch for the weak minded, if prayer makes them feel good, let them have it! I have no time for either, bless them! :-)
I found this on VOX its kinda like a feel at points.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 6, 2020:
Mankind has had its head up its ass since the first notion of a god and religion was born.....nothing much has changed!
Re.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 6, 2020:
A frightening elevation in cases is being reported everywhere, a pandemic in the making that cannot be simply ignored or played down any longer. A great amount of financial loss will be required in tackling the spread including travel restrictions, this will have an enormous impact on stock markets worldwide, a price must be paid!
A true sociopath.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 3, 2020:
Chicken-shit sum of money for a non tax payer, millionaire's eh! what a worry how to spend one's "unearned" income! Utter bullshit.
There was a short time when I was following Jordan Peterson but after watching some of his ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Mar 2, 2020:
Peterson is without doubt a serious intellectual respected in his field, It may well be the 1% of doubt that one should reserve in atheism or agnosticism that makes him appear a little vague at times. I agree entirely that non of the great minds should be followed without scepticism, we wouldn't be thinking critically to do so.
Move over pence...Let a REAL expert handle this!!!!
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Thats Ivanka for sure, not Photoshopped, she left the cap on the bottle, typical Trump attention to detail! ;-)
Got a new name for captian mickdildofuck.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Now I believe boss! :-D
What is your take on Principles . What is your Principal principle?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Thats such a good question, in principle that is!
We're fucked!
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Meltdown coming soon, don't worry though, Trump is in control and Pence is at his side! :-(
All the way back in 1917 a famous "miracle" supposedly took place in Fatima, Portugal where three ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 27, 2020:
If people buy that sort of shit It's easy to see why some people pay $3000.00 for a vacuum cleaner that you still have to push yourself! ;-)
Love that franchise!
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 27, 2020:
Why Arnie, you look like Trump in a helicopter blast! Nice even tan though ;-)
Truth is a concept Trumpites don't understand.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 27, 2020:
It is very sad that such great statesmen are not in power now, just dross in comparison!
These articles are part of the reason I find it very difficult to feel optimistic for the future of ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 27, 2020:
There is no doubt in my mind that the assholes who currently profit from fossil fuels will profit from overcharging the people of this world for renewable energy in the future. Unless we depose the money grubbers, nothing will change. :-(
Yes truly screwed
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 27, 2020:
With Trumps track record of only appointing the "best" what more could one expect, more tragedy for Americans in the pipe-line? :-(
Notice the similarities????
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 26, 2020:
The ape on the left looks quite intelligent, the one one the right looks crafty, so no, no similarities!
Be logical
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 26, 2020:
So, is this onion flat or spherical? :-)
Maybe just for those of us raised in the church, but I hope everyone can enjoy it.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 25, 2020:
Damn good joke that, well done that man! :-)
Yeah we should do that
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 25, 2020:
A fine looking wristwatch, the rest looks a bit shit though!
Just tell'em Mexico will..
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 25, 2020:
Ah yes, the benefits of narco-trafficking! :-)
Another important supporter has his say..
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 25, 2020:
The fact that he is still in America given the current president speaks volumes! Another imbecile chips in. ;-)
Thinking skills: Critical thinking and Mindfulness.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 25, 2020:
Both excellent essays on our subject, the nice thing being, I cannot disagree with any of the material presented in either. What other group members find of the mindfulness part would be of interest!
British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I've Read - Red Lake Nation News
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 22, 2020:
Beautifully written and so very true, a great pity the author is not named! :-)
0p-ed by Adam Schiff How to protect democracy from lawless presidents like Trump - Los Angeles ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 21, 2020:
If only more people gave a shit about seeing and hearing the truth! Personally I'm fucking sick of seeing the same old shit and Trump still being in office and allowed to continue in politics, wake up America!
On the relationship between cynicism and critical thinking - [brainpickings.org] Maria Popova.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 21, 2020:
I have said before that self criticism is an essential part of learning to use CT as a life tool. I find the authors definition of self criticism to be in the extreme to say the least, one can be self examining without flagellation!
I just listened to this podcast and found it very interesting, so I am posting it for the group, ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 21, 2020:
I cannot reply or give a like to anything here, where is the complaints dept,?
I just listened to this podcast and found it very interesting, so I am posting it for the group, ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 21, 2020:
Good input that and of interest to me, we have spoken before about re-wiring the brain, perhaps meditation as some religions call it, deep contemplation does the job for me, is a way of changing the way we have hard wired our minds and releasing new ways of perception!
I've been thinking about the higher age group of this site and I think I got it figured out a bit.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 19, 2020:
I agree with your sentiments about the site as far as dating is concerned, happily, I'm here for the community but I would be a bit worried if I were a member for romance! However, I do think that there is such a rich variety of wisdom and open-mindedness on our site that anything is possible!
A vulnerable great niece of mine had trouble with her phone communications whilst on holiday and ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 19, 2020:
Present your requests to god?......May as well be "request your presents from Santa Claus" still ain't going to happen! ;-)
Daytona 500 Delayed After Obese Uneducated Fan Hijacks Racetrack [breakingburgh.com]
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 17, 2020:
Couch potato sports spoiler!
Just to be clear. [msn.com]
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 17, 2020:
As if there were any doubt in our minds, he should have been convicted!
I spent all morning Sunday listening to the usual political shows .
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 17, 2020:
Quite the wish list that, how about free cable with all the sports channels? ;-)
republican health care....
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 15, 2020:
The moron is digging an enormous hole for all Americans!
trump has a new pet....
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 14, 2020:
Possibly the only time Trump will take the lead in 2020, walking his lap-dogs! :-)
The republican's actions of gerrymandering fucked all the founder's safe guards.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 13, 2020:
Gerrymandering has been practiced in the UK for many, many years, it is rascally rigging voting results but has not led to the downfall of democracy. The problem for US democracy lies in the senate, where corruption is rife and transparent corruption is being allowed to perpetuate! There are millions and millions of good honest people in this world, unfortunately, very few become politicians!
If only the orange buffoon were swinging in the backyard of the WH.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 12, 2020:
Preferably, by the neck! :-)
I never seem to have camera when Nessie shows up.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 11, 2020:
Oche aye the noo!
The worst is yet to come!
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 11, 2020:
When a self proven ignorant clown runs the most powerful country on our planet, exactly who are the jokers?
Unfortunately, this idea gained no traction as the founders had no idea how low people would go to ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 10, 2020:
Moron? How about "The devils spawn" ;-)
A little Moscow Mitch and Moscow Bitch
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 10, 2020:
Both Putin's bitches, Trump chooses money over country and party!
Col.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 8, 2020:
Are all witnesses for the prosecution protected for testifying against tyrants, criminal or political? In grand jury trials some witnesses are given new identities to protect them for telling the truth under oath, protecting them from retribution....
Some cartoons from Politico.com. Enjoy!
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 7, 2020:
Home truths!
This is a link to an Op-Ed by Marie Yovanovitch.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 7, 2020:
Hear here, fine words!
Still on the subject of old books.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 6, 2020:
Help is always welcome, however old!
It all matters
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 4, 2020:
It's huge disappointment that it certainly does not matter to those who had the opportunity to oust the wretch from his presidency! :-(
I can't say I'm very shocked by these comments, but it does make me wonder how these people could ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 2, 2020:
Typical Trump territory Americans, morons with no morals, brains, reasoning but they do have souls and god loves them! ;-)
Victoria's Secret!...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 2, 2020:
Enough to turn an old man to religion, a monk perhaps! :-D
Less we forget who he is
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 2, 2020:
Is that a for real statement Unc. What a shit if it is! Mr. Big ass good for nothing shit!
My friends say the sweetest things.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 2, 2020:
A vote for common sense would be nice to see, we all know who and what these parties represent now! I would not like to be on a ship with a madman at the helm, who would? ;-)
I know we are a group of atheists and agnostics, but it IS Sunday, and maybe some praying is in ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 2, 2020:
Alleluia to that big "Z" :-D
What can we possibly learn from old books?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 2, 2020:
Archives should be our bread and butter, how else can we learn and improve? As you say, you have to be selective in your choice but you don't have to be many pages into a book to realize if it's of interest or not!
Simple, huh?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 1, 2020:
If only it were!
Appropriate
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 1, 2020:
Beautifully appropriate! ;-)
The two biggest game-changers in politics have several things in common, including the misuse of ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Feb 1, 2020:
Well said, sad but very true!
As I expected, all the "moderate" republicans will not vote for witnesses and will join tentacles to...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 31, 2020:
Saying "God bless America" Is about as useful as saying "justice will prevail" what a sack of shit impeachment has proved to be! The 2020 election will be a poll to see how many morons vote in the USA.........
One day old man Stumpy and his wife Martha went to the Illinois State Fair.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 30, 2020:
Thats a cracker! :-D
Scientists Release Highest Resolution Images of the Sun Ever Taken Researchers from the ...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 30, 2020:
That could be a close up of Trumps ass! :-D
Adam Schiff just spanked the Presidents team and they got burned.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 29, 2020:
Schiff comes across as a good man, the sort one might wish to have as a president, whatever color you follow politically!
Puerto Rico: A U.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 29, 2020:
When you see such a paradise in ruins It makes you wonder why? Natural resources, temperate climate (notwithstanding climate change) and zip of an economy! Must have been raped of it's fortune along the line! :-(
Worst job in the White House.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 29, 2020:
Oh fuck, I had just eaten when I saw this, whats the old saying......the things you see when you haven't got a gun!
Sometimes it is hard to make oneself understood.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 29, 2020:
Don't Despair Jolanta, there is so much diversity of opinion in humankind that it is hard to be understood by all! I was watching the Trump impeachment live yesterday and they had a phone-in in the interval, an old lady called in and said she is 80 years old and has always voted democrat and that she will never vote for them again after watching the Republican lawyers arguments, totally obverse to what I would expect! A good example?
A guy goes to the supermarket one day.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 28, 2020:
A joke, yippee!!! :-D
The founders feared a man like this becoming President.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 28, 2020:
The biggest shit in the world has hit the fan! :-D
The US owes app 23 TRILLION in debt.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 28, 2020:
I read in the early 90's that Japan was holding $13 trillion in US bonds! Bit's of paper promising to pay you back with interest. That's not a buoyant economy, It's a shambles!
Let's see.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 27, 2020:
Try Moscow Mitch, he's sure to know! ;-)
Obama is that you?
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 26, 2020:
I can see him covered in slime! :-D
How to get godzilla.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 26, 2020:
It would be impressive if the truck was made from Lego too. :-)
When I heard Dershowitz had joined " Trump's Dream Team", I couldn't help but think about his former...
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 26, 2020:
What he hoped to gain by being POTUS, improving his brand and his image, has all turned to shit with his impeachment, moreover, the GOP's gamble in nominating him has blown up in their faces too, what a shame! ;-)
A new term enters the language: Trumpish.
Austin-Cambridge comments on Jan 26, 2020:
A fine example of his ignorance!