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Anti-vaxxer ‘warrior mom’: If vaccines are so great, ‘why aren’t they mentioned in the ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Neither is pizza. Or penicillin. Or electricity. Or....
The Cars "The Dangerous Type" []
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Loved that album. Great band.
If a ceiling fan could support my weight, I’d never be bored again.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Whee. Nice way to stretch your back.
Which pie is your favorite? Mine is pumpkin ???
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Apple overall. I do like pumpkin however. And for s junk food snack there is a local company (more regional now) which makes tiny round pies and I enjoy their raison pie (I know the old owner's/starter's sons.)
What to buy...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Totally agree. My sons are very respectful and their little sissy would kick their butts if they weren't, lol. All my kids are grown and feel as i do: this whole politicised issue is being used to rally people who don't know the real statistics. B.S. responses like why didn't the women come forward immediately and crickets on why didn't the abused men come up earlier. Easier for evangelicals to hate on women and on Catholic priests (evil devils doing mind control)
Whoop its friday.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 12, 2018:
@Amisja. Side question: first, before I ask. I consider myself fairly well educated and a thinking person, having even had a fair understanding of quantum physics since 82 (have a physicist friend), I have, though, degrees in English and Education, have taught lower math and history, anyway with my run-on sentence, I'll get to my question. I returned to college after a tour in the Navy, as a science major, planning on a degree in cartography, until my, now ex, and certain profs, thought I would make a great English teacher. Enough. My question: Why does any non biology or medical major need to memorize the mitosis and meiosis cycles? Understanding their purpose, I get. As you can see I am not big on rote memory, with some exception to first learning new vocabulary to use. A silly question I know. Don't worry, I won't do what I did to my oldest son's teacher before I moved him to another school and ask for your learning objectives. Lol. Enjoy. I am retired and just went back to PT working with autistic children. Sure you do a great job. Know your work IS appreciated.
Jim Carrey on Canada health care vs US
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
People should look back at a very early Trump statement while condemning ACA. He said look at Canada, they have a pretty good system. Pretty sure he got muzzled quickly over that brain fart.
Not politically correct. but, damn right : )
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
Hope he makes 2nd SC Justice impeached.
AmeriKKKa, ameriKKKa.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
Damn that is a WTF of outrageous proportion. Some old men pedophiles don't get that long of a sentence. And no white collar criminals who destroy whole families get more than 18 months very often (then, get out and move to the Caribbean where the money is hidden).
Georgia's Republican Candidate for Governor is Blocking 53,000 Voter Registrations, 70% Black
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
This is how the Republicans plan to stay in power until they find a way to initiate some sort of apartheid regime.
Ive never gotten along with my dads wife.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
You need to stick more with supportive friends. Maybe even bring one along, for support, when you feel a need to visit your dad. You step mom sounds like she and Tom Cruise would get along and your father seems to have a reading disorder or some form of attention deficit disorder.
As we settle into fall I'm thinking of christmas.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
The Santa myth is more evil and destructive than most believe. It helps fuel anxiety and anger and unneeded want and worst of all guilt for being impoverished, especially the millions who are there by no fault of their own. The Dutch Santa is a great example: he has black slaves who kidnap "bad" little boys and girls, then torture them. How sweet. Here is an idea for a bedtime story: a cannibal, atheist Santa who brings gifts of candies, chocolates, and other sweets to hood little non believers; then, for those children who pray at night (And Santa is all knowing) this Santa could prey on them, eating all or parts as he judges how self pious their parents have made them.
Winning... china style.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
And most of that money goes to corporate farms and middle men. Few small time growers get more than a pittance. Besides, if the little guys get wiped out, corporate farms can grow larger.
Idaho candidate on abortion: Urges charges, death penalty | Idaho Statesman
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 11, 2018:
More hypocrisy. Why not convict those who institute the death penalty and enact it to death for murder. Should s government really be in the death business. Add putting the man to death and see how long that bill stays on committee.
BREAKING: Chief SCOTUS Justice Orders New Kavanaugh Investigation
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Saw that. I wouldn't expect too much. The scope only concerns what he said during the hearings, although certain points can easily be shown to be false, ie drinking age in Maryland. At 53, he never could drink under 21. My nephew is 56/57 and at 19 could just barely drink beer there (I had returned from the Navy and I remember). The yearly age was increasing from 18 to 21 to comply with the feds to get money for road building and repair.
One favorite QUOTE : "THE PROBLEM WITH THE WORLD is that intelligent people are full of doubts .
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Bukowski was a genius. In his later years he complained about people he didn't know showing up at his place with beer or liqueur expecting him, as an old man, to sit around and get drunk with them and tell stories. When, and if, he answered the door he apparently wasn't very pleasant. Personally, I think anyone who believes a well known, old man, poet is going to drink with a stranger just because said person read his work is deluded.
It amazes me how much credit Trump gets for this economy while no one mentions the record setting ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Many economists know the truth and predict a recession because of his actions. Only the one percent have benefited from his moves. Note the new NAFTA he flouts: helps big Pharma; and industrial farms; and while ensuring that Mexican auto workers get an excellent wage increase (sold as jobs will stay here) the same rule allows stagnant wages in the Southern states where cars are built. A guarantee of 16.50 an hour for Auto workers with no unions.
Trump is so unbelievably perfect- a fool of such amazing magnitude!
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
First he loved Putin (May still, in private), now he loves Un, a ruthless dictator who starves and imprisions mass amounts of his people. And insist they worship his family as gods. Sound familiar?
Am I the only one that believes that Eve was actually the daughter of Adam and Lilith?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
I thought Lilith only gave birth to demons.
Casper’s friends
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
I wonder who the Barbara is, or was. A Bush?
If you are afraid
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
One in three women have or will experience some sort of sexual assault in their lifetime. One in seven males will experience some sort of sexual assault in their lifetime. Most perpetrators are male. These are factual statistics. False reporting, like voter fraud, is statistically low. Also, many perpetrators will offend more than once. Sexual predators have one of the highest recidivism rates of any crime.
I saw this article on Facebook today and thought it would make a good post on this site.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
The right of kings: people get what they deserve. If the conjecture that god chose Trump is so, then god chose Hitler and so many other dicks.
The chosen one? The new film that claims Trump's election was an act of God | US news | The Guardian
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
And so was Hitler's, Stalin's, and so many other's rise to power if that conjecture is to be believed.
Time for a supermarket rant... Why do they hate on the single people who live alone?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Very true. Try getting the butcher to cut down and give a lower weight. Or see how exasperated the deli workers get when you order six items of six slices each.
Does anyone know which countries are taking American refugees?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 10, 2018:
France and Canada if you have a marketable skill or science background. As a past English teacher I suppose Korea or China. My son was just in England and if you have experience in the social services field you can get moved up on the immigration list. He does, but he is currently a supervisor and England is more interested in those on the streets.
Okay, here's one for the Aussies in the Group.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 9, 2018:
Sounds like the right wing is rising throughout the world. A bit like Daesh without guns. For those who don't know(mostly US citizens) Daesh is the European name for ISIS and is more hated by the fighters as it is insulting while ISIS actually calls them a state.
“This sentence is false." Is it true or false?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 9, 2018:
It is a pronoun. Weren't expecting that answer were you?
Hahahahaha! Good tuesday chuckle for you!
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 9, 2018:
That is very true.
Do you have divorced gloves?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I usually only hang on for a short time (two weeks or less, for two laundry cycles for clothing). Items, like tools, I need to replace so as not to remain angry at myself.
I was parking today and this ahole came out of nowhere and took my spot.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 9, 2018:
So called christian people are the least jesus like people usually. Year's back I called a Christian school to complain about an older student bullying my younger son. I requested the parents call me. The father did. He seemed to think there was nothing wrong and his son had endured similar things and everything should be dropped no matter how logical my argument was. So, I sunk to his level, which, at first, seemed to over joy him. I said fine, we will do it your way. After a short pause, I added that I didn't want him calling back if my younger son's older brother stepped in and got involved. Amazing how quickly he stuttered that things would be different; and they were, much to my older son's chagrin when he heard he may be given permission to fully protect his younger sibling.
Ben - The Quaker Parrot
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Parrots are very smart. Quaker Parrots have proven highly adaptable and live in the wild up North here, and not just the deep South like most parrot species that have made a home in North America. Owning one in Pennsylvania is against the law as they are classified as an invasive species. Some years back a group, trying to stay warm in the winter, blew out a transformer station in NYC causing a black out over a few blocks.
Folks in the US please participate in the elections.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Unless you are a reformed felon; or live in a gerrymandered state like Mississippi with a third of its population black and no where near that representation.
I know when I'm not wanted… That doesn't mean I'm leaving, but I know when I'm not wanted.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Define want.
Any regrets out there?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
I believe we all have regrets. The bigger question is would we change them, thus changing the outcomes in our lives?
Jesus Said! There would be very few, if any of the great unwashed who would doubt the actual ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Wouldn't it be cool to know how many times Jesus said "oh god oh god oh god" when with Mary?
New category Foot fetish Pending approval
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Put up some differing toe types, like Italian/Roman toes. Not sure what they are, look at any real Italian or Mediterranean artwork. Those toes are common Northern European. And, albeit, my father's heritage is Irish I share his Roman toes, meaning a mixing of cultures at some point. My ex told me if any of our kids got that gene, she would cut off my toes. They didn't.
So this is interesting.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
So, you've had the devil all this time. And I have been wasting my time trying to find him, or is it a her. Sidenote: I had a Catholic therapist who co-ran a psych group once (she, at 56, became a nun) let me hold a real rosery used for exorcism, which was very well hand made, and expensive looking. Wonder if she was making sure I didn't burn.
Strong Women. We Are Warriors.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Yes. As I quote Shakespeare about my daughter: she is small, but she be fierce.
Illustration of Bullshit !
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
An element of truth, in that most early cultures had less degrees of punishment, thus forgiveness for smaller crimes, along with apologies and compensation did exist. Too difficult long ago to lock up someone for long periods of time and a strain on resources and death penalties indiscriminately used could reduce population. However, how many people would exchange current day-to-day items like longer life, better health (mostly), etc. to gain what?: required religion; required obedience; required responsibility - hmm, that might be a good thing.
So true at times, so true...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
All I want to say........................ah, fuck it, I will get back to you. Who are you again?
Florida Christians Advocate Death Penalty For Abortion | Michael Stone
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
The epitome of hypocrisy. The same group that is willing to use government overreach to control women's bodies, then say it isn't for the government to spend money on hungry, poor children.
Atheistic comedy ???
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Put that up instead of a creche at Xmas. Second thought, better at egg laying bunny day.
Should There be a Columbus Day?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Columbus murdered and enslaved and stole food supplies, much needed, from the Native people. He also set off a wave of events bringing European conquest and disease (responsible for upwards of 95% death of indigenous peoples and remember estimates of population when Columbus arrived were 20 million or more)
"The Best Customer Of American Industry Is The Well-Paid Worker." FDR
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
My father oft quoted FDR. My Pop was born and lived through FDR's Presidency, even serving in WWII. When my Dad passed, my oldest son said, "If Pop-Pop had a god it was FDR."
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
The Catholic church could learn something here: burritos instead of crackers washed down with tequila.
In the category of "What climate change?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Not unusual with climate change and mixed up weather patterns world wide. Take note: someone from the White House recently said, eih, yes there is climate change and it is too late to do anything so let's go full blast.
I don't understand.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Who's bathroom? Who's toothbrush? Why taking a shower? Get the gist?
Better to be on your hands and knee's planting food for your neighbor than praying to a stone God ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Yep. What more to say. In my thoughts, if the so called Yahway were real, he is a prick for not feeding and protecting humanity.
I just left Christianity, and they talk a lot about this "darkness" that Jesus delivered them from.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
In the book Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria during early British colonization, one character explains, quite well, to the minister how their two religions are so alike, yet the white conqueror refuses to see what is right in front of his face. The real darkness is in men's refusal to see what is real. For christians and other religious types, they believe they know innately what is real and refuse to see anything else, lumping all into their darkness.
"The Best Customer Of American Industry Is The Well-Paid Worker." FDR
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 7, 2018:
FDR was a great President whose legacies have been under attack for a while now; and it is only getting worse.
How is everyone's weekend going? Here in Canada is Thanksgiving weekend.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Here we are celebrating the start of European dominance on this continent and the destruction of the Native people, flora, and fauna.
Zapp Brannigan is the Republican party.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I prefer Zapp. His narcissism and idiocy aren't aimed at destroying life, except to better him, not his billionaire controllers.
Would you give him a second chance?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I apologize for men. Many of us are not so inconsiderate. I can ramble on, but try not to; and I do listen and enjoy doing so. I, too, like to hike, but I am out of your league. Out of shape. Working on getting back slowly. To dis anyone's trail is downright despicable. My favorite trail is from my childhood, although the state park has hidden it with shrubs and a fence, deeming it unsafe. I still go there. Even took my kids when they were young. Been hiking that trail just over 50 years. At 10 two of my friends found arrowheads. Other people have found them there too. I haven't, yet. Still looking.
Sometimes, life of a turnip seems more appealing than human's life.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Both would be good ingredients for Soylent Green.
Any thoughts on the theories of Eric Von Daniken?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Ehh. I find science more reliable and less guess work. Although science changes with proof, that is acceptable. Von Daniken is too akin to religious beliefs and believers; they make ideas to fit the facts or change the facts to fit the ideas, which ever works best for their preconceived notions.
I started a list of atheist friendly TV shows: Seinfeld, Big Bang Theory, Southpark, Northern ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Nova. Original Cosmos.
I'm headed to the Feminist Flea Market here in Philly. Anyone need anything?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Good for you.
Banksy has played what could be one of the most audacious pranks in art history, arranging for one ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I saw. Absolutely marvelous. Although someone, most likely an accomplice was caught.
Top ten ranking Athletes of all times.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Pele is no surprise. 20 years after retiring he was still the highest money making athelete, actually making more than Jordan in his hey days. Pele was making 200 million a year in the 90's. That is what world wide fame can bring. I would add Ali, myself, near the top.
Howard Zinn: Don’t Despair about the Supreme Court -
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Hard not to see us sinking into a shithole. Beyond that, our "new NAFTA" while making some positive changed was more a big win for Big Pharma and Dairy companies, not the small farmers. And it gives a raise to Mexican auto workers, while ensuring stuck wages at Southern U.S. car manufacturers.
I’m new to this community and a parent of young children.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I dont know your stand on the religious spectrum. Kids learn more from seeing than exposure elsewhere. There may be some good, alternative programs available for your family, depending on where you live. When the kids were little I went to the Unitarian Society (Church someplaces). They vary by congregations, but generally accept all people: Christian; Jew, Buddhist; Athiest; Wicca; etc. Two of my three children identify as non christian Unitarian and one a mathematical atheist (college prof). I still like the Unitarians, but don t attend for a number of reasons.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Definitely a WTF moment in life.
I've often heard the phrase 'I'd rather be lucky than good at something'.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Luck is an imaginary concept dependent on situations; family; abilities; and various other variables.
Looking for an apocalypse survival partner. .
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I figure being a prepper is useless as first, one must survive what ever occurs. And who wants to live deep in the woods during life? Pretty lonely existence. Then, what about those who will come after you and your supplies. I figure if I get past the initial collapse and death wave, enough supplies, shelter, weapons, etc will be left for the taking. Also, know where you local library is, as the internet will not work.
Things that Christian kids weren't allowed to watch. []
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Funny. Anyone remember Beany and Cecil? A giant phallic symbol. I had one of the Beany caps. I never "turned" gay. Loved that cartoon.
Tell me about a time you got stitches or had a broken bone.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
First stiches in second grade. Poked a hole in my upper leg on a rusty post. 1962 and my Mother took me to "Old" Doc Hellum whose son, "Young" Doc Hellum, was in his 60's. Old Doc used sulfer to clean the wound and that hurt like hell. Still have a scar there. Sewed in an L.
Well, looks like Kavanaugh is in.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Corporate America is turning the screws as the one percent get most of the money and the uneducated are opiated by religion and single issues like abortion and racist thoughts. Or they're coming for your guns. If we wouldn't be so fucked by then, I could be snide when the fascists destroy the first amendment, then the 22nd, then one or two others....... And then number 2, after an NRA deal making manufacturers rich from cops and military contracts and the dumbshits don t realize the NRA has the largest list on computer files of gun owners in the U.S. Anyone doubting a government back door is foolish. No, I am not a conspiracy nut. I hope we survive this shit; this is a possible scenario. Ex Naval Intel.
To be or not to be!!!!!
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
To sleep, perchance to dream.
I had got to thinking about Thanksgiving and what it means and the story we were told as kids was ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
My ex was part Native American born in 61. She acted more ashamed of it and always said she was American when mistaken for Asian descent up North or NA in the South or West. The kids had no problem with their heritage, but felt they need not claim it on applications as they had lived a white privilege life. They preferred my dad's Irish heritage and discovery of family named caves in Ireland.
I had got to thinking about Thanksgiving and what it means and the story we were told as kids was ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Just note that the so called Pilgrims settled in already wood cut fields ready for crop planting once used by the natives, most of whom had died from the European scourge of smallpox. Many other European settlers did the same thing.
Do you support a Louis CK comeback or is he done?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
It is all in the degrees of wrong doing, the taking of responsibility and making amends, and an honest change (as opposed to the Jim Baker's crying crying appeal to Jesus). In Louis's case, he is no Bill Cosby or even Donald Trump, and has appeared to be genuinely sorry, and not just for repairing his own image, so I would say that he should be given a second shot, with caution. I say this with limited information and in not being a huge fan; I find his humor okay, but respect some of the people he has written for more in their delivery. I am sure this thought is now exasperated by the Kavanaugh "case" we are witnessing; which, to me, has again shown the hypocrisy of evangelicals and the right (as a side note, of course i cant say with a hundred percent certainty anything of his guilt, and inly judge him from his statements, thus I will refrain from making a call on that guilt or not, I will say he is absolutely unqualified because of his political attacks on those who oppose him and his claim of a "left wing" conspiracy and because he straight out lied about his legality to drink at 18 in Maryland. The law had changed by then. He is 53; my nephew is 56. When I got out of the Navy, my nephew was just barely legal at 19 in Maryland as the age was increasing in yearly increments). Off topic, i know, sorry.
Should prostitution be legal?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Yes. A well regulated system would 1) help protect those who choose to participate and drastically reduce sex trafficking 2) reduce the prevalence of STD's. And of course 3) piss off hypocritical evangelicals.
Are christmas decorations out in your local shops or is it only an Australian curse?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Here in 'Merica they are appearing some. We do, however, have Halloween to get through first, and it is a hugely profitable holiday now, so it is everywhere. After it is over, Christmas is full blown; we basically ignore Thanksgiving, except for the day after, "Black Friday" when stores have massive Christmas sales.
I'm just waiting for this day...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
It is bound to happen; and we can't opt out, so annoying.
Mathematics is something that exists in and describes the structures of reality.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 5, 2018:
All one has to know is the group of Fibonacci numbers or what is called the Golden Ratio; it exists all through nature and even the human body.
Part of previous post
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 2, 2018:
Acts of homosexuality absolutely. Certain animals, some insects and other lower species have males that will act as females to get treats. We had two love birds. I forget their real names, as we called them blood and vicious. Love birds will pick a single mate to stay loyal to. Those two, both females, bonded. If we had introduced a male into their cage they would have literally taken his head off. Love birds are not nice and lovey to others, only to one other love bird.
Has anyone been through an appendectomy? How long did it take to recover and feel 100% better?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 1, 2018:
About a week for me. Now a days they don't cut the muscle like they did 30 or so years ago so recovering is pretty quick.
Daily dose of truth....
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Know why Kobe beef is so expensive aside from it is Japanese? They inject the animal and while it dies/is put to sleep massage it so its muscles don't get tight.
While sleeping when it's warm I like to leave one leg outside the covers in order to moderate body ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Me, too. I, also, can only have my significant other have one of my legs trapped.
Have to agree with HRC and Iran on this one.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Wahhabism started Al-Qaida and ISIS. Visit Iran - Shiite and Saudi Arabia- Sunni. The people are so different. Yes, both have terrible governments and as an American in Iran the government will not be your friend; but the people will. Not the same welcome in Saudi Arabia if you aren't staying in the wealthy places. People there don t like or trust the West. Interesting how we allow our government to control our thoughts on other peoples. As a matter of course, in the Navy, I studied and spied on the North Koreans. The people are brainwashed, but not too hateful, as they would welcome peace. They are now officially Juche, and not communist. That means a Kim, descended from the Unicorn dynasty must rule. And their leader officially has over 250000 people in slave labor camps; the real number is pushing a million. And now our great leader is in love with their great leader. What a bunch of shit.
Do we really want a man consumed with rage, self-pity and hate on the Supreme Court?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Easy answer no. And he lied about Maryland drinking law. No way he was legal; they had already moved back from 18 by then. He is 53. My nephew is 56 and was 19 when I got out of the Navy and just old enough to drink beer and wine in Maryland then. No way he could have been legal. And during his testimony, or whiney, bitch slap crying outrage, he said he was 16 the summer after junior year, then 18 summer after senior year. Top of the class can't add or remember or got held back.
PLEASE tell me this is not common among things parents subject their children to.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 1, 2018:
There are still some f'ed up people out there. Maybe not at that extreme, but I have witnessed parents getting involved in their kids' lives. When I taught, a man, Spanish teacher and father to high school age son, worked in conjunction with a woman, a counselor (yes, sounds like out of a soap opera) with a high school daughter to manipulate their kids who had recent broken up as boy/girl friend and worked to get the two back together again. Of course, in time, they finally spiltvup for good.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 28, 2018:
One example only: the Fibonacci numbers which are to be found throughout nature. They also create the golden ratio which dominates nature and our art. They have always been there. Alright, a second one that plagued me in high school: geometry. Note how easy Egyptian geometry came to us as we started to build and note how to do so in the best manner. It took the Greeks to discover or create Euclidean geometry which is just a means to list reasons and properties for why Egyptian geometry worked even before explanation.
Do Americans feel guilty about their history?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 28, 2018:
Guilty? Eh. No more than any other empire. Sure the US treated many people shitty. The U.S. inherited religious fanatics; the idea of white supremacy - slavery and decimation of Native Americans and the idea of Manifest destiny. That said, we are no worse than numerous kings and world leaders who over the centuries have raped and pillaged the Earth and its population and resources. I am more afraid of our failing state and how we cling to be number one while so many suffer here and around the world. We are officially 27th in education and lower in health care. For a supposed great nation we just aren't. And a growing gap in wealth disproportion will only make things worse. Things here are worsening because we no longer want to admit our past failures and mistakes which is a dangerous road to go down. So, just what am I Saying? I believe that humanity in general has a lot to feel guilty for. War; atrocities; disproportionate rights and freedoms; mistreatment of others; lack of basic necessities; etc. And, yes, religion has played a paramount role throughout time.
Guys ask why women are so pissed off.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 28, 2018:
That is very true. Men without having things pointed out have for very long been trained by both parents how to live and react in society (this goes for most of the world). I remember studying linguistics and seeing the evidence of sexist language in the English language alone to whit showing there are more derogatory terms to describe females than males. These thoughts and actions are one of the reasons that I, in high school, predicted a black male President of the United States before a woman. Note black men got the vote (at least legally) in 1868 while women here did not until 1920. I grew up in a rural, very religious and Christian oriented farming area. Many there haven't changed much over the years. I got thrown out of class, even before school stared one day for insulting Billy Graham by insinuating he was a drunk who sold an Elixer named Christ. Such fun times to have been liberal minded. Mostly I got thrown out for arguing with the teacher, whose father was an evangelical minister (who also happened to run a notoriously poorly operated old folks home, now called senior centers), over how I didn't believe I had to "watch it" because I didn't believe her god was going to get me.
Too funny not to share!
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 28, 2018:
There was a good meme going around recently with a chicken walking past a KFC: tho I walk through the valley of death....
When I was younger I was told (by a pastor) that the reason Christianity was the one true religion ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 28, 2018:
There are, as you state, a number of similar religious groups and ideas that predate Christianity. Depending on your minister's denomination and mindset, it is possible he never learned that and would hold those ideas as lies. Some even would call them traps by the devil. Most religious scholars who truly understand stay with whatever religion they have chosen with a belief that they know is a leap of faith. Why they do so, I can not say; I don't have that leap of faith.
Do you enjoy beer as much as Judge Kavanaugh?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 28, 2018:
"I like beer. It makes me a jolly, good fellow." His time line on legality is in itself worth looking at. He claims he was legal. I got out of the Navy in 81 and Maryland was retracting the 18 law a year each year to 21. I was in my 20's and legal wherever, but my nephew was 19 and just legal in Maryland. Also, as I listened, he said he was 18 the summer after his senior year, but then claimed to be 16 at the end of his junior year. Top of his class? Not in math. He should be disqualified just from his statement that the left wing conspirators were out to get him, which proves he isn't a non partisan judge.
My Nephew, who is in the national guard, was telling the family about the two week training he had ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
How many of the men misspoke? Personally I don't and never did care for strip clubs. But I've been in them. The place I found most sexy ever was an Afghan bar which had belly dancers. Fully clothed, but cool.
Do you think marriage or relationships are a privileged position?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
As a mandatory reporter in my state, if you told me this and I knew who you and they were, I would need to report them to the childline as potential child abusers.
How many people do you block per week?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
None yet.
Senate Republicans will not allow the FBI to investigate the serious, numerous, and credible ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
He definitely stumbled over trying to say I welcome an investigation and not asking for one. He instead did things like attack the "left wing conspirators" out to get him. That in itself should disqualify him as he has shown he is not an unbiased justice.
Hello to everyone! Where is everyone from? I'm from Manitoba, Canada.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Canada eh! Our Northern neighbor with the greener grass, especially with our leader. From rural Pennsylvania - which has been described thus: Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between (sorry Alabama)
The final question was by Senator Neely Kennedy asking Kavanaugh if he believed in God if he would ...
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Great point. He came across like a complete scammer.
I exist in this world without clothes, and all animals have special clothes,why?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Mankind in homo Sapian Sapian came from the heat of the Savanna. Neanderthal and Denisovan came from colder climes. Neanderthal was hairier; do not know about Denisovan except they were better at high altitudes.
If Kavanaugh is trying to convey that he's not a drinker.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
He also contracted himself when he said he was 18 in the summer after school, but only 16 in his junior year summer.
Got here just in time for a conference call. PlayingHookie GoRockies
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Got here just in time for a conference call. PlayingHookie GoRockies
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Ouch! Dodger fan here. Your boss is waiiiiittttinnngggg.
"Boys will be boys?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Exactly. And this is the party of family values. Hypocrisy is alive and well.
What's the most amusing encounter you've had with a religious person?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Sep 27, 2018:
I would say almost anytime the Jehovah's Witnesses stop by. (I must add that since putting a plastic Spiderman on my door window, none have knocked. Pretty sure my new addition of a Buddha head by the door outside won't win any over either.) Anyway, I tried, always, to be polite....... I would say if I went to "church" it was the nearby Unitarian. To which they would always ask: what is that. And I would start a history lesson with them starting as non Trinitarians and suddenly the JW's were like we are long lost cousins. Uh, no.
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