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I just made bbq sauce. It smelled amazing, but tasted half as good. I do the same thing with ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 25, 2018:
I often makes food that doesn’t look all that exciting and may smell different, depending on whatI add in. But most of the time, it tastes wonderful!
Grandchildren
Barnie2years comments on Aug 25, 2018:
I have two grandsons (11 & 7). My son waffledon having more. Had a vasectomy after the second one, had it reversed after him and his wife got into some goofy religious stuff after he got caught cheating on her. Then he had a second vasectomy last year thanks to my second grandson proved to be a handful! ?
I keep finding myself singing in the aisles. Is it just me?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 25, 2018:
Ha, glad to hear it’s not just me! Maybe we should sing louder so others know they are not singing alone! ?
So being celibate all these years suddenly not looking so bad... [livescience.com]
Barnie2years comments on Aug 24, 2018:
Sounds like something pretty rare. I don’t think I would let it keep me up at night!
What obsessions or similar activities have you given up for the better, because they're no longer of...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 24, 2018:
It appears sex with another person. It was not voluntary or planned, just seems to have worked out that way. It saddens me greatly, but I have learned to deal with it.
Is living together an acceptable alternative to marriage?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 23, 2018:
I have been married three times, divorced three times. I have never been with someone who just wanted to live together. My last wife and I cohabited for about two years while my previous wife was holding us hostage to try and squeeze a better financial settlement for herself. But there were visa issues that were running out, so marriage to the last one was the only way to keep her and her son in country.
Now that I'm dating again, the issue of who pays comes up. I'm all for equality and had the full ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 23, 2018:
I have never asked a date to pay, I just assume I am if I invited them to go out. If they offer to chip in, or pay the tip, I won’t argue about it. If for whatever reason they invited me out, then I will offer to pay the tip at least. If the date is going Dutch, then that should be discussed before the bill arrives at the table, I would think. Given that getting a date for me seems to be harder than what many people seem to have finding a sex partner, what do I know?
MEN: What would your reason be for asking a woman what she does for a living, upon meeting her?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 23, 2018:
I would think it is just a quick way to see if you have something that takes up a lot of your time in common, nothing more sinister. If I worked in the medical field and I find out you do too, we suddenly have a whole lot to talk about. Maiasaura below who gets asshole comments on her job would have probably gotten asshole responses to whatever topic was brought up! I was never ashamed to say what I did for a living and it never occurred to me that the person was trying to scope out my earning potential. Maybe I was wrong. If you do something interesting, I want to know more, and it can lead into your other interests.
To reuse or not to reuse, that is the question.
Barnie2years comments on Aug 22, 2018:
My ex-wife, both when we were together, and even more so after we split up, obtained much of her furniture and decore from roadside trash piles and free yard displays. Repourposed school lockers, old wash tubs, she was very creative in that way. Even had her friends keeping an eye out for useable curbside treasures. Good for you! Myself, I just tend to keep things way beyond their intended use, mostly by treating them gently! If it goes into my trash, it’s dead!
This is so true. How many just get into heated arguments and don't know the difference between a ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 22, 2018:
A civil discussion requires two people with actual, factual information to support their position. When it is fact against faith, there in no room for discussion. Peace is only agree to disagree and drop the topic.
My friend has just cancelled our plans for the long weekend, just wondering what your favourite ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Bing watching comedies, a new TV show, withdrawing from humanity! ?
Bill Gates Thinks A Coming Disease Could Kill 30 Million People Within 6 Months | IFLScience
Barnie2years comments on Aug 21, 2018:
There is already a brain eating virus in the United States. It seems to affect mostly Republicans and makes them indifferent to lies and fabrications, with an inability to distinguish real life from TV reality shows. They have turned the presidency into a bad version of a reality show.
Bill Gates Thinks A Coming Disease Could Kill 30 Million People Within 6 Months | IFLScience
Barnie2years comments on Aug 21, 2018:
The believers will think it was caused by gay marriage and abortion in the US. Others will think they are safe because it’s a biblical prophecy come true and only sinners and Athiest will be culled (they will be wrong, of course).
Ok....So a couple of years ago I moved back to Trinidad, Colorado. I lived here once before 20 years...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Were they praying someone would get hurt to make it more interesting? Or just that people smashing cars together in a well tested arena situation would all come out unhurt, which they usually do with or without a prayer? I hate it at ball games when, after they sing the secular, no mention of god Star Spangled Banner, they feel the need to throw in God Bless America, an adaptation of the British anthem. It is the only time I feel like taking a knee!
Holy shit Batman! This is what taking Christianity to Uganda looks like. I hope the asshole spends...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Lock him up! Lock him up! Put him in with the biggest pissed off prisoner you can find!
Why am I here?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Stay on this site for constructive and enlightening interactions with fellow non believers. Change your status to seeking community and don’t flatter yourself that just because you don’t believe in god all the women on here are going to be lining up to have sex with you. Work the sex issue out with your wife, one way or the other. (we couldn’t with my last wife, which is one of the reasons I am alone) Then decide if you both can compromise or need to move on. Then come back and change your status to looking to meet. Of course maybe you could talk your wife into an open marriage, then as long as your honest with whomever you might meet, could work out.
I deeply believe that there is no guiding Force or Purpose in life -- only what you make out of it. ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Chaos theory. Every action and choice we make has repercussions way beyond what we are aware of and that we will never know of.
Are you a dog person or a cat person? (I'm a cat person)
Barnie2years comments on Aug 20, 2018:
I was always a cat person... Until I was talked into taking Barnie. I would never trade him in on a cat!
The question begs to be asked... why DO atheists wear fedoras? LMAO
Barnie2years comments on Aug 19, 2018:
I have worn one a while back. Didn’t realize I guess that they had religious significance.
As I was searching through the storage room today, I found my children's artwork, and I got a bit ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 19, 2018:
Very creative! Both the artwork and the story!
I think I am developing adult ADD/ADHD. I have noticed recently that I absolutely cannot even ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 18, 2018:
This of course is why headline writing has become an art form and staple of “fake news” as our dear leader likes to call it. I feel quite certain Trump never gets past the headline on most everything he is given to read. Making world changing decisions based on the headline of a detailed DOD report, or an environmental report has consequences that are generally not positive. I believe it is at the heart of our societal deterioration, “sound bite” news is not how you learn what is real.
Too much, just right or not enough? I've decided to try the whole online dating thing again and ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 18, 2018:
Way to put it out there. Maybe should have used all caps though, the “chosen” seem to like that! ?
I think I am developing adult ADD/ADHD. I have noticed recently that I absolutely cannot even ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 18, 2018:
Uh oh, I’m in trouble! I tend to type train of thought, and I think a lot! ? I will try to remember to keep my comments on your posts short from now on......Wait, did I lose you already? ?
A little helpful reminder
Barnie2years comments on Aug 18, 2018:
That’s also what blocking is for!
Episode 3 of "Stupid things Christians say to me" A coworker and I were discussing the ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 17, 2018:
Yep, you can be the shittiest person, abusive, lying, cheating or Trump, and as long as you have faith that your invisible friend is real you get a ticket to wonderland when you kick the bucket. You can be the greatest person, charitable, family oriented, caring but not believe and sorry, no ticket for you! This disturbs me.... Not at all. I tell those who threaten me with hell that it has the same fear factor as telling me I am getting nothing from Santa ? for Christmas.
Oh boy. Where have all the clever, witty people gone from agnostic.com? They've left. This site was...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 17, 2018:
I haven’t been on very long, but compared to Facebook, I have found some interesting, in depth, discussions on topics of interest. You have to do some digging to find those topics, and pass up a lot of garbage, but I find it worthwhile. Sadly many post strange, innocuous stuff just to get points. And responders throw out insults, stupidities and non responses, but they are easy enough to skip over and not respond to. I dropped out of the singles group shortly after joining because I got tired of all the posts saying good morning and talking about their breakfast and coffee consumption. I also don’t get why people feel the need to respond to posts in negatives and off the cuff responses that contribute nothing to the conversation, as so many did here on this post. Gold generally doesn’t float to the surface, you have to dig for it and throw out a lot of dirt to get to it. Don’t leave, just spend a little more time filtering out the drivel and be open to find new friends and topics.
I thought the compatibility scores were supposed to be based on our own interests ?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 16, 2018:
My understanding is it is based on the number of matches in your profile questions. The percentage doesn’t weigh which answers, and the less questions you answer, the higher your percentage of matches is liable to be. A very unsophisticated and inexact number for sure if I am right.
Following AmiSue's lead, what is a song that makes you cry? This one does it to me every time ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 16, 2018:
Too many to think of! At various times in my life, different tunes had the effect on me of causing water flow from the eyes! This song is good. Been there!
41% of men surveyed experienced sadness or irritability after sex
Barnie2years comments on Aug 16, 2018:
Ha, quite the opposite! I always wanted to cuddle and chat! Keeping my wife awake long enough to do that was a problem! LOL. Even with ED, as long as my partner was satisfied, I was content as well if we canoodled!
We're sad Aretha Franklin has died. I'm sad people on agnostic.com are still using RIP. Think about...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 16, 2018:
I'm not sure I consider RIP a religious reference, though I am sure religious people may. But for many, including myself, we look at death as a respite from the trials and tribulations of life, not as the beginning of a new journey into the promised land LOL! Like a dreamless sleep is peaceful. One of my current meds has been making me dream nightly, not nightmares but exhausting dreams anyway. I would love to rest in peace at night. And don't fear the other, since that ends any problems I may have anyway.
Assuming that we're going to have the ability to remove the orange idiot in charge from the office ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 16, 2018:
I like Martin O'Malley myself. He is young, energetic, working tirelessly for progressive candidates throughout the country for the past year. He is well spoken, seems like a fun guy to hang out with and needs to get more air time. I fought for Bernie the last time, and I like him and Elizabeth Warren as senators, but not sure either is the right person to take on Trump at this critical time in our democracy. I would love to have more background on Martin or see someone new take the lead. What I don't want is Hillary making another run for president. She let Trump and the Republicans override her entire campaign and did not have the strength to go toe to toe with the Orange Baboon!
I posted this in another group but have any of you had your DNA tested? Were you surprised? If your ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 16, 2018:
Kind of surprised by my Ancestry results. I have mostly German ancestry, both mom’s parents are German Swiss and my dad’s father’s family is German. Only my father’s mother was Irish/Scotch decent. My DNA came back 63% UK. The other largest percentages were Scandinavia and Italian, with minor percentages from other countries, nothing from Germany at all! How can 3/4 of my ancestry be German and no DNA shows up in my test. Kind of made me wonder how accurate they are.
I'm playing hooky from work today....let's call it a "mental health" day. Making tortillas, watching...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 15, 2018:
What I do every day: as little as possible! ? Going back and forth between here and Facebook reading and writing (pontificating?) when I feel verbal! A lifetime of holding my tongue has come unleashed on social media!! Get up every so often to walk the dog or make something to eat ☕️????
Was becoming atheist difficult?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 15, 2018:
I’m not sure you “become” an Atheist so much as you just kind of wake up to the lies floating around you that are built on what at best is a really bad history book. I am not sure I ever swallowed the whole praying and thanking malarkey, since it was obviously kind of a useless pastime (people still died, food was bought at the store by money earned by working, Santa didn’t bring toys). I tend to question everything and search for logic, and there was none to be found in any religious practice I could find.
I like to talk politics and religion. If you love jesus or the orange menace, I'm not for you. Btw, ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 15, 2018:
How terrible you were attacked by a dog and they got to your face. Two Alaskan Malmutd attacked my little dog. I stuffed my hand in the one’s mouth to get Barnie out. I wound up with seven stitches in my hand. The young nurse at my doctors office who cleaned up the wound had major scarring on her face. She said she had been attacked by a dog too when she was younger. It must be more common than I would have thought. I hope you have healed well.
This is on my FB feed...how do you respond to this?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 14, 2018:
Typical Right Wing gobblygook history twisting garbage. Ignorance beyond any chance of redemption and probably a troll. This is the base that Trump loves so much, because they haven’t a clue what they are talking about, love unfounded conspiracy stories and have no interest in reality, only the false TV reality put out by Fox News. Ignore or block them, save yourself the brain drain of reading their spew!
When Chickens Go Wild [nature.com]
Barnie2years comments on Aug 13, 2018:
Very interesting! And just another example that you can never go backwards. What’s done is done, you can never reverse genetic crossings once they are established. Only evolution over hundreds or thousands of years could. But they would never be the same as they were.
Why America's 'nones' don't identify with a religion | Pew Research Center
Barnie2years comments on Aug 13, 2018:
I had a girlfriend who identified as Christian, but never attended church or identified as a particular sect. She believed that her interpretation of the Bible was more accurate than any denominational interpretation, so she refused to join a church. You know, because thousands of years of biblical interpretation could not match her understanding. ?
Fill in the blank. If someone would invent__________________they would get all my money.
Barnie2years comments on Aug 13, 2018:
A sure fire way to find the woman of your dreams who actually loved you back!
THINK THE CONSTITUTION WILL SAVE US? THINK AGAIN. NY Times [nyti.ms]
Barnie2years comments on Aug 12, 2018:
It had a long run. It took a civil war to get us back on track around 150 years ago. We may have to weather another one at some point soon to get the southern states to remain a part of the Constitutional United States.
Excluding sex or bathing, what activities have you done naked?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 12, 2018:
I convinced my second wife to go to a local naturalist camp twice. The actual reason we went twice was the first time she did not get naked and was told she could not be in the pool area in a bathing suit. So I convinced her that she didn’t really have the nudist experience and talked her into going and actually being naked. She was not comfortable with it and we never went again. I also spent three days by myself at Hedonism II in Jamaica nude resort. I consider this to have been one of my best vacations ever, though it would have been much more fun if I had a partner there to enjoy it with.
Do you ever feel like you live in a different world to everyone else?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 12, 2018:
I have felt likeI didn’t fit in my whole life! Some of it I blame on the fact that my father’s work has us moving every two to three years, often to different countries. You become used to developing your own way of thinking and don’t tend to let yourself make close attachments. Hard to be a sheep when your herd keeps changing! Being exposed to different cultures and values opens your mind to not being pigeonholed as well. But it makes it very hard to find a place to fit in. You find that groups may appeal to one part of your beliefs, but totally turn off others. I have lots of acquaintances, but not really any I would consider close friends. I belong to a motorcycle group and enjoy many of the people when we meet, but feel no real rapport with any of them and don’t associate outside our club activities. Same when I was working and a union member. I was an officer in my local, but never felt attached to my fellow officers or members. I have gotten used to being alone and find myself avoiding people as much as possible, while still being available to those few who take the time to contact me.
Sexual Compatibility - How better to phrase it?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I like the suggestion below. Is sex and sexuality an important issue for you? Answers: Often, Sometimes or Never.
Can men and women just be friends? Age-old and cliche rhetoric... I am looking for people to hang ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Most of my friends are female. In fact, I don’t have any real male friends at this time. I used to, but circumstances changed and I don’t now. I have remained friends with most of my past girlfriends as well as wives, but that isn’t a requirement. So I vote yes!
The Social Mirror of Orange Is the New Black - TheHumanist.com
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I love this show. I have to wait for the DVD’s to come out, but well worth bingeing.
Would you rather date someone with opposing political views or opposing religious views?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Oven that for me they usually are the same thing, it’s a non issue. No!
Is it difficult to be a good person? If you look at generosity, compassion, empathy and how you show...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Being a kind person within your tribe is generally not too difficult, and the vast majority of people are. It is one of the reasons humans form tribes, be they geographic areas, common ancestry, race or religion. Being nice to those outside your tribe requires more work and a more fluid view of your belonging in one tribe. Christians for instance will donate money and time for missions and food banks etc. But they don’t necessarily want those people they are supporting to move next door, or even into their town. White suppremists will help their fellow white people gladly, but not a person of color. A homophobe might be the nicest person you could meet if you are a heterosexual couple, but would treat you like dirt if you were a homosexual one. So being kind and nice is often dependent on many factors. There are those people who tend to be less tribal and more open and able to being kind to everyone. Sadly, I don’t think they are a majority, or there would be far less violence in the world.
Got my divorce papers today. After reading what my ex had to say about me I'm glad I didn't agree to...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Not sure about British divorce law, but in Pennsylvania, when I got my first divorce (1977) it was a “fault” state. In order to file for divorce you had to provide a valid reason (cheating, abuse, etc). Since I was filing, I had to provide the reason I wanted the divorce. In truth, we had just grown apart and the love had dried up and disappeared, but that would not qualify. So my attorney and I came up with a bunch of bullshit stories about her swearing at me, throwing things at me, name calling etc. I dreaded her reading it and tried to explain, but she was rightfully hurt and pissed. Thank goodness a few years later Pennsylvania changed the law for divorce to “no fault” and finger pointing was no longer required. Maybe the UK has fault divorce too.
Men/Women, Is sex a requirement for an enjoyable romantic relationship?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
It didn't work for me. The difference in our definition of what "normal" married sex should be was way off. She would be quite willing to live together if there were no physical activities involved. I have absolutely no interest in a platonic housemate. When I love someone, I want to be as close to that person as two people can get. And it doesn't get any closer than sex. If I am going to have to masturbate and watch porn for sex, why bother having a wife or girlfriend? LOL
I have a very big dilemma that i need help with to make sure that i am not in the wrong here, any ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I say it depends on how much you love the gal. But once you take the step she requires, you are going to have to bow to many further religious conditions such as your child's baptism, catechisms, holiday mass, etc. Unless you have a real strong belief that this is a once and done deal, you better plan on faking the God thing for the rest of your married life.
The Baptists have lost their minds: Elevation Church Debuts Water Slide Baptismal. I love it, in the...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Because religion is so boring they have to turn it into entertainment complexes just to get people to show up. All these mega churches have better sound and video systems than most concert venues! At least they know the money they donate is going to something useful like a waterslide and not some food program for the poor or medical supplies for third world countries!
If you had to choose between being deaf or blind, which one would you choose?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I have minor hearing issues already and generally watch TV or video with the subtitles on anyway, so blow the ears!
I’m new here, and one thing that I have noticed with grieving families is that they ask me if the ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I just smile and say sorry for your loss!
What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I love you Dad!
Describe your love life in one word.
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Non-existent.
Having a discussion on another social site about the bible. The guy claims science has proven it ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
The Bible is history in the sense that events such as floods, wars, migrations and others probably happened in the general areas and times of the Middle East. Much of what can be found in the modern Bible are events described in tablets from Babylonian times, which were scribed from verbal legends passed down through generations of storytelling. Does that make the Bible a verbatim history of the world? Not by any stretch of the imagination, any more than Native American or Australian Aboriginal legends and wall drawings are accurate depictions of world history for anything more than the small area of territory in which they were told.
MAKING OUT WITH YOUR EX - My ex and I are still friends and we still go out and do things ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Feel luck. My ex just uses me when she needs help with something, (her son, dog, house computer) but if we are together treats me like I have leprosy and keeps a circle of safety around me. That was one of the issues when we were married: I was crazy about her, she treated sex like it was some burden that she needed to accept a few times a month to keep me from being frustrated. She has no other real friends, she is not an easy person to get along with, and I have nothing better to do, so we help each other out. She has taken me to medical appointments when I was not allowed to drive and watches my dog (her dog’s pup) if I have to be away. But those are the only benefits.
I wonder; is it possible to learn what can cause people to fall out of love with a significant ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Love is a powerful emotion and difficult to explain. It explodes, it fades, it changes directions, sometimes it multiplies. Falling in love can be just as hard to corner. Love can be lust, love at first sight, love that develops from friendship, love that builds over time or love that is never returned. It always bothered me when someone said that the person they were in love with lied to them when they said they loved them too. It is generally not that they lied, but that the feeling of love just faded away. The reason is not always evident even to the person who lost the feeling, but it doesn’t mean they didn’t love you when they said they did.
Who has had a positive relationship with a father/mother-in-law?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I have always gotten along with my in-laws! In fact, that was one of the hardest parts of getting divorced, not knowing how to maintain the relationship with them. I am still friends with my second wife's mom (my ex passed away a year and a half ago), and love to see her at my son's family functions. She's 80 years old but runs around like someone 20 years younger. I got along very well with my first wife's parents as well.
Question for the women
Barnie2years comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I had very little luck with pay for play dating sites. You know, the ones where you sign up for free, they send you all these pictures of beautiful women that are interested in talking to you, but you cannot unless you sign up for an expensive 30 day plan or a more expensive longer plan. Then once you do, all the lovely ladies disappear and if you get any responses to messages, it is to tell you they are no longer available. But obviously they work for some people, my sister married a Swiss guy she met online and another friend married a Chinese woman who has stayed with him even though he had a major stroke. Just never worked for me.
Is it odd to occasionally look up and wonder... Is any of this real? Can this shitstorm that people ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 7, 2018:
This often helps me get through some of those tougher moments in life, when there doesn’t seem to be an upside: https://youtu.be/ljbao-JjRoM
Is it odd to occasionally look up and wonder... Is any of this real? Can this shitstorm that people ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 7, 2018:
There was an episode of the Twilight Zone that scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. The plot of the episode was this guy goes through his life, a rough life of growing up, committing crimes and getting caught. Finally, he gets arrested for a murder and sentenced to death. Near the end of the movie, he is in the electric chair, maintaining his innocence. They throw the switch and.... His life starts over, exactly the same. The idea of life being being a loop that keeps repeating itself just scared the shit out of me! I don’t have half the issues you do, but I have told people many times that I consider the ups and downs of life to be the only heaven and hell there is.
What is the ONE thing that makes you the happiest? What is the ONE thing you wish you had in your ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 7, 2018:
A love/sexual relationship, an intimate partner to experience those things in our bucket list that are more fun done with a partner is what I wish I had in my life. The thing that makes me happiest right now is my puppy, but it can’t compare to being in love with a woman.
In G-d we Trust I am a plaintiff in a case against the government printing “In God We Trust” on...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 6, 2018:
Strippers get ruffled if you are stuffing checks and money orders in their thongs! ?
I'm an atheist, but when someone says they're gonna pray for me or brings up their God in casual ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 6, 2018:
It is just what they were brought up to say. There is generally no malicious reason, it is just the only way they have of reacting. I till swear using God damn and Jesus Christ, just because I learned to swear that way from my dad and old habits are not easy to break, especially when you just walked your thumb with a hammer or dropped a bucket of paint. No time to be Atheist PC! ?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why aren't you there already?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 6, 2018:
I am quite happy right where I am! The Garden Spot of Pennsylvania.
Do you laugh out loud when you're alone?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 6, 2018:
It’s very sad that you hardly laugh, it makes life so much easier. And if you don’t laugh out loud when by yourself, it would seem to mean that those laugh are for show rather than heartfelt. John Oliver and Mr. Bean from your side of the pond always can get a laugh going.
Why do I have to a put a title?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 6, 2018:
They show up on the side of posts, can make it easier to browse for interesting topics to go to. Same as the title of a book is designed to get your interest in reading more.
Could you stay isolated for five days in total isolation as an asocial experiment?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 6, 2018:
Do I get to have my dog? Don’t see an issue then.
This is a major rant about men not reading profiles. I am here for dating and I have an issue ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Well first let me say that As a man, I would like to apologize for those of my gender who cannot read! As a liberal with many conservative, Trump loving family members, not to mention religious, let me quickly point out that any form of respecting others beliefs by either of these groups is completely alien to their thinking process. In fact, from interactions on Facebook, most of them consider Liberal baiting to be a great sport! As a man, I truly believe that the need to force your opinions on others is less common among women, but I have run into what appear to be female trolls. With online, you can never be sure who you are getting regardless of pictures and names. As long as you read their profiles and scour their posts and comments before responding, you should be able to get some sense of their political leanings as well as their philosophy and beliefs. I generally try to do that before I message someone, though sometimes a person will catch my interest by something they post and I just want to say hi or perhaps get a private clarification of something said or posted. Dating is kind of like a swamp, you have to navigate through all the alligators, snakes, and mosquitos to get to the good spots on the other side.
Do you feel like you have a greater penchant for insomnia because not believing in religion means it...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Since nothing I can do can solve the worlds problems, or for that matter, many of mine, they have no bearing on how I sleep at night. On nights when I can’t get to sleep, it is usually because I drank caffeine too late in the evening, at a big meal late, or have some physical issue (leg cramps, bug bites, acid reflux etc) that makes it hard to sleep.
It bothers me that most US citizens don't know "In God We Trust" wasn't official for the first 180 ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I have a tendency to get that nauseous feeling every time I am at a sport or other function and they break into a rendition of God Bless America! They just can’t be satisfied with the Star Spangled Banner, which in its first and most used verse happily contains no mention of God. Makes the self righteous crazy!!
It's never too late for ________ (fill in the blank).
Barnie2years comments on Aug 4, 2018:
A nap! Sex! Love! Wine! List is endless ?
Advice to yourself?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Don’t get married to the first girl you have sex with. College is way more fun that high school, go there! Dad was often right, should have listened to him more.
Moms are the best with advice....
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I thought that’s what socks where for?
Adventure Time
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Went down to Hedonism II for a three day vacation by myself. Spent three days running around naked most the day, eating great food, drinking good grog and seeing a lot of bodies in their natural environment ? Walking out of my room naked the first day down at the hotel, where only half of the hotel is clothing optional, was a trip!! But you get used to it real fast.
Impossible relationship
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
The problem I see is not only do you have to overcome the differences between the two of you, but also deal with a religious family dynamic. First, the believer probably has to be a fairly liberated believer. If they are weekly attenders of church, bible studies and other church functions and you choose not to go at all, it could be an issue. As a non believer, are you OK with your children being baptized? Will you attend the service? Will you go to holiday services with their family; church weddings and funerals? Is your partner going to be all right with going to all these events on their own if you are not willing to spend time in that environment? My first and second wife were not Atheists, but neither were they really church going people, mainly holidays and events. I was willing to go for certain activities to keep family harmony. Besides, the more times I have been in church, the more it reinforces how silly the whole thing is, so I had no fear of being converted! ?
Who has read the comments on Agnostic.com's facebook ad?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I love it when they say I’m going to hell! I like to tell them Santa isn’t going to bring them anything for Christmas since they don’t believe in him! ?? That’s how much I worry about hell!
Rambling's of a mad woman (warning, LONG)
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
My retort generally is: Pray or flip a coin. The outcome is just as guaranteed either way.
My friend tagged me on FB to participate in a 7 day challenge which entails posting the cover of ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Don’t judge, you asked for favorite! ?
I have had three different men pm me on POF the past two weeks. We've set up coffee dates, and each ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
If I could get just one or two requests for a meet up in a year or two, I sure would show up if I said I would, or if I couldn’t, I would let the person know, apologize, and try to reset the date. It has certainly not been my experience over several attempts that getting a woman to meet is like shooting fish in a barrel. More like regular fishing, without bait it seems. Like throwing the hook out into a toxic dead pond.
Trump’s Boast About Getting Remains From Korea is Collapsing
Barnie2years comments on Aug 2, 2018:
I don't mean any disrespect to these combat casualties or those from any other wars. But war is hell and bodies disappear, are buried in the field of combat, in the case of airmen, obliterated by fire and impact. For those take prisoner, many don't survive long and are disposed of by cremation or burial in unmarked graves. I understand for loved ones and family of those lost at war, the thought of not being certain their loved one actually died or not having an actual body to bury, a scrap of some kind to hold onto it traumatic. But this is how war works. They still, from time to time, discover bodies in the fields of Gettysburg and I am sure other Civil War battlefields. Bodies often work their way to the surface all over Europe from the many wars fought over there. If these remains are never found in areas where we won the battles, they are our allies, there was full access to the grounds, what are the chances that an enemy, closed society like North Korea, would have any real interest in preserving remains for more than half a century? The Vietnamese have been helpful in repatriating a certain amount of remains, but that is a much more recent war. And there are still hundreds if not thousands missing. For Kim and Trump, neither of whom have put their lives on the line in combat to use these remains as political fodder is both loathum and a show for those who have suffered the most. Again, I feel bad for those who never got to say goodbye to a loved one missing or killed in action, but I would be amazed that the containers being sent over from Korea contain actually US soldiers remains. Kim kills enough of his own citizens on a regular basis to fill planes full of boxes of bones.
'BIGFOOT EROTICA' BECOMES AN ISSUE IN VIRGINIA CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN. NY Times ?? Leslie Cockburn...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Steven Colbert's bit on this the other night was hilarious!
Interested in your thoughts on two different topics: 1) Karma 2) Soul-mates
Barnie2years comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Karma is garbage, like afterlife, hell and heaven. As for soul-mates, since I obviously don't believe in souls it is not how I would describe that feeling, but obviously to me, certain people fit together much better than others, be it their common backgrounds, way of thinking, or just chemistry. Kind of like "love at first sight" that hangs around for a lifetime.
Bucket List
Barnie2years comments on Aug 1, 2018:
I would love to take a river cruise down the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Vienna. Also, white water rafting. If I ever actually have a partner to do them with, nothing is holding me back, other than I don’t want to do them alone.
Do you think you can dance? [youtu.be]
Barnie2years comments on Aug 1, 2018:
Thankfully most dance floors are dimly lit and don’t have clear mirrors! ? So, looking around at how badly many people dance, I can always convince myself that I don’t look that bad! ? I try not to dance too often in daylight!
Dealing with barriers
Barnie2years comments on Jul 31, 2018:
Interesting visual presentation of the issue. Some would argue that under the justice panel, the kid is stuck looking through the fence, while the adults have a cleat view, the equivalent of drilling a hole through the wood fence at his eye level. Of course the helicopter parents would say justice provides more safety to the kid than the equity position, so it is really the best. Not picking sides, just making legal arguments! ?
What's your answer to "what if you die and God is real?" Mine has always been I'd look God straight ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 30, 2018:
I always find this question silly and not worthy of an answer. I don’t believe in god, so this question to me is the same as me asking them “if you woke up on Christmas morning and there were gifts under the tree you didn’t put there, would you believe in Santa Clause? Has a tendency to end the discussion.
A campaign to blitz the country with ‘In God We Trust’ laws takes root - Religion News Service
Barnie2years comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Any one else notice that the states passing these laws are the same exact ones that fought against abolishing slavery? It is not a coincidence, you can be sure, and much of the same Evangelical zeal was put into denying human rights to people of color that is now going into denying people of other faiths, no faiths, differing sexual beliefs, or sexual identification, their hunan rights. And with a Federal Judiciary presently being stuffed by Trump and the reactionary wing of the Republican Party, it could take another Civil War or over half a century to right these affronts to humanism and personal rights.
A campaign to blitz the country with ‘In God We Trust’ laws takes root - Religion News Service
Barnie2years comments on Jul 30, 2018:
They see their savior in Trump, who knows he can guarantee himself support among the believers, no matter what atrocities he has actually committed or is committing by promising to give them more power in government. Meanwhile, like the con men and women on Evangelical TV, he will squeeze them for every dollar they own to enrich himself and his pack of greedy supporters, flag wavers and blessers everyone.
What would life be like if there was not the phrase “in God we trust” in our lives?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Exactly the same as if it said e pluribus unum or Mars Rules. It’s just a stupid moto for stupid people.who need constant verification that they are “special.”
Scenario. You welcome to a nice restaurant by yourself to have some dinner. You have no companion ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 30, 2018:
I prefer to eat at home alone. Not because I give a crap what others think, but I tend to multitask while I’m eating, Like reading through my FB newsfeed or posts on here, catching up on a magazine or listening to NPR. If I am with someone, being out is nice, I can talk to the other person while we wait for the meals and relax and chat after. I hate sports, but at least in a sports bar I can watch a game on TV to pass the time if I am by myself. Also, I tend to like what I make for myself better than most restaurant food!
If and when this happens, it's time to make a plan and get out. Life is too short for this to ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 29, 2018:
I did it for far too many years. Never want to do it again!
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Barnie2years comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Never really have that problem. It’s once I get to sleep: one of the damn medications they have me on has caused me to have exhausting dream every night. Not nightmares, just dreams where I’m chasing, being chased getting the run around, frustrated... You name it, I wake up more tired then when I went to bed! They changed one med, but it didn’t make a difference. I rarely had dreams of any kind before they added the heart medications in February.
There was some discussion earlier about dating sites, which reminded me of a cautionary tale that ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 28, 2018:
So sad! ?
Has anyone of you ever experienced chemistry with someone that was so strong you can't figure out ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Oh yeah! It was magnificent while it lasted!
It’s wonderful when you’re accepted by your significant other‘s child.
Barnie2years comments on Jul 28, 2018:
I generally have less trouble finding acceptance from pets than I do from people! ?
Men and women What's the oldest age limit and what's the youngest age limit of a relationship that ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 28, 2018:
I generally look for 10 under to maybe a tear or two over my age. That being said, if we met in the only fashion way, face to face, I have no cut offs, though I would seriously hesitate starting a relationship with anyone under 40. But I have met women into their 70’s or early 80’s who I would have been happy t spend time with.
Say one kind word or words to make me smile ? my job can be tough some days.
Barnie2years comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Puppies! ?
True story -- I was on Match last year, looking to meet someone nice. I had arranged a meeting at ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 27, 2018:
I rarely ever got any responses to my profile on most sites I tried. Maybe it was because I used up to date pictures, honest profile and bio. A friend who seemed to have little trouble getting dates lied like hell on his. Gave up on dating sites, on here because this site is a community of interesting people, the possibility of finding a date is just a sidebar. What you see is what you get.

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