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Do Civilisations Survive?
RiverRick comments on Dec 10, 2018:
Unless Earth is swallowed by a rouge black hole... I don't see any way that our civilization completely ever dies out. We will have natural and man made bottlenecks that wipe out up to 90% (which is what we need now!) but, like cockroaches.... Humans will survive in some form. EDIT - Or evolve ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 10, 2018:
Unless we head for the stars, assuming we don't expire sooner, we will die off when the sun dies, a given. If we survive all that, the universe will end, collapsing in upon itself. P.S. a recent study claims the end of humans will kill off most cockroaches as they have linked their species' survival so tightly to us. Something to smile about.
Rule 34 applies
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Back in 89 or 90, Scientific American did an article on dinosaurs that showed images if then having sex. I went to the library at the school in which I worked, I didn't know about the article, and asked where the new edition was as it should have come out. The librarian had it behind the desk and ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 9, 2018:
@OtherPatrick, @Kattywampus69 yes
Rule 34 applies
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Back in 89 or 90, Scientific American did an article on dinosaurs that showed images if then having sex. I went to the library at the school in which I worked, I didn't know about the article, and asked where the new edition was as it should have come out. The librarian had it behind the desk and ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 9, 2018:
@OtherPatrick same species
Anyone else also feel this way?
Elganned comments on Dec 8, 2018:
And yet there has to be a certain amount of "raw material" for the hours of practice to work with. So luck does play a part, although not a deity. I could sing scales 8 hours a day for the rest of my life, but I will never be Luciano Pavarotti.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
Luck? Or genetics? Or conditions in life, ie Chinese people have a higher percentage of people with perfect pitch, most likely because they speak a tonal language.
What's your favorite part of the bible?
seattlepanda comments on Dec 8, 2018:
I enjoyed Sodom, before it burned...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
I would say when Lot's daughters get him drunk and fuck their daddy.
It is Jim Morrison's birthday. Anyone have a favorite Doors song?
PenLOP comments on Dec 8, 2018:
I love Whiskey Bar...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
SNL had a marvelously neo pedophilic Whiskey Bar skit, play in the song while showing little babies are decked out and made up. No where near as good as having a lovely lady bring you General Tso's chicken.
Really? How odd.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 8, 2018:
A company tried this, selling ice cream made from breast milk a fee years ago. They got shut down by the government, I believe FDA, even though they processed the milk like companies do with cow milk etc.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
Add on info: it was a London company in 2011. You could get a cone for 11 pounds. It was outlawed. The FDA used that to remind everyone that it was illegal and to check the rules for sharing established much like a blood bank rule set up.
It is Jim Morrison's birthday. Anyone have a favorite Doors song?
genessa comments on Dec 8, 2018:
john lennon died on jim morrison's birthday? strange! but then people are strange. i, too, love the alabama song, but morrison changed an important lyric. the original says "next pretty boy," not "... girl." you wouldn't think morrison would be afraid of that lyric. check out dave van ronk's ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
Morrison changed the original lyrics which became touch me. Robbie had written hit me.
Whats in a username.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 8, 2018:
I enjoy literature and legends.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
@Elganned excellent novel. Great American take on the topic. Love Gardner's take on Unferth.
Vice President becomes president
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Cheetos head's base will support him no matter what. They, using fear in the primaries will keep repukes from impeachment. Our best bet is 2020 elections and to also retake the Senate as well. Then reverse his crippling shit. By then, I expect we will be in full blown ression
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
@48thRonin also noted, gamer who doesn't understand Japanese culture of the past and ......
In rememberance of Pearl Harbor
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 7, 2018:
I did that. Manned the rails into Pearl. Very moving. It is a very shallow port. Standing up there you can see right done to part of the Arizona.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 8, 2018:
@CS60 it was. Honestly I didn't want to do it. But it was a great experience.
Makes me wonder what his jackass underlings think of him
BestWithoutGods comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Go far enough back, and we all come from Africa. That's where humanity evolved, and we spread out from there. The evidence is in our DNA, as deciphered by scientists.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 7, 2018:
@Elganned remember when dinosaur bones were Satan's tricks? Now GeeZeus rode them.
Anbody done Ancestry.com?
Donotbelieve comments on Dec 7, 2018:
I did it. It was neat. I have an abnormally high amount of Neanderthal. THAT was interesting.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 7, 2018:
@Donotbelieve Constantine did make Christianity the official religion although it is unknown (historically, but claimed by the church) if he ever converted. His mother did convert, before he "saw a cross." Mother power?
Cool.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Virgin???? Good luck.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
Over here in the States Virgin is terrible.
MIND OVER MATTER - I'm just going to believe I have a full head of hair and the world will ...
Serenityseeker comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Just don't go with a Trump hair style. Like an orange Nike logo perched upon that empty noggin.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
The man is bald with a scalp stretch according to a new book. Keep an eye out for wind gusts and different empty spots.
I'll bet it's not in the book of fiction anywhere
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 6, 2018:
According to Catholic doctrine only human souls go to heaven, thus any non humans, even if able to understand the book of bibly and find it to their liking (intelligent and bibly believer is an oxymoron) can never go to heaven
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
@LenHazell53 maybe a dyslexic dog
Let’s make the fairy tales interesting.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Needs a robot. Any ideas for the best robot?
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
@chucklesIII excellent choice
My cats are great at coming up with "your mom" jokes.
Lutherzme comments on Dec 6, 2018:
They told me to tell you to change the litter too. ??
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
The local dogs said to put pop rocks into the litter.
The Holocaust and the Bush family fortune - World Socialist Web Site
sassygirl3869 comments on Dec 6, 2018:
If this article is accurate it is horrifying to think that Prescott Bush financially collaborated with Germany during the Holocaust. Many concentration camp inmates, mostly Jews, were used as slave labor in factories and nuclear energy facilities and worked to death. Financially American banks like...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
It is. Prescott was fined by the government for selling goods to the Nazis after it had been outlawed. One reason the Bushes have stood for destroying all that FDR built. Prescott also tried to start a coup. The retired general he approached, who had been a quite vocal opponent of FDR's policies sat, listened, nodded agreement, and then went straight to the government. Since it was near to the 1940 election and FDR and the democrats didn't want any sort of press to encourage a dissent, they squashed it and held it over Prescott to shut him the F up.
Should transgender women be allowed to compete against biological women?
Amisja comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I think there are too many variables
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
@IamBane no ifs.....if Bo Jackson had not played football he would be in the baseball hall of fame. See.
Should transgender women be allowed to compete against biological women?
kiramea comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I personally don't see any issue with it. It's better than demanding participants to take a sex test to prove their gender. https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/sports/20runner.html
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
@MichaelSpinler there are biologically born women with extra testosterone. And up until the last Olympics those woman were banned for failing the "test"
Should transgender women be allowed to compete against biological women?
TheMiddleWay comments on Dec 6, 2018:
It will screw up the statistics and records. Consider weightlifiting. A top athele bio man will always outperform a top athlete bio woman. If even one transgendered woman, i.e. bio man, is allowed to set a world record, it will make it unreachable by anyone else except another transgendered woman. ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
Speaking of weight lifters, take a look back at pictures of East German female Olympic lifters, especially the 60's and 70's.
Trumpty Dumpty Probably Felt Like Robert Mueller Was Sitting In Back of Him at George H W Bush's ...
darien75 comments on Dec 6, 2018:
He's an utter disgrace while I was not a huge fan of either Bush not that it's of concern to me being from Scotland but as much as I didn't like him I hate the cheeto more the fact the ignorant s.o.b didn't even have the balls or decency to follow suit and place his hand on his heart the same as ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
The majority voted for Clinton by 3 million votes. He won the electoral college and thus the presidency.
Anybody still collect/listen to vinyl?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Dec 6, 2018:
My long passed buddy had over 2000. He used to bring me plastic covers to protect my albums that he knew had monetary value. All gone in divorce. My baby daughter (30), recently got a player and vinyls and set up an homage corner with Beatle posters, etc
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
@Lutherzme auction
A Promising Male Birth Control Trial Is Finally Happening, But Some Women Are Furious
LucyLoohoo comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Right---this could work for couples. (Sorry, gentlemen....but...I doubt we could TRUST all of you to actually use the stuff.) I work at Planned Parenthood and have heard literally SCORES of stories of men who CLAIMED to be infertile but who weren't! Yes, it seems unfair that women's methods are ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 6, 2018:
And seeing the ingredients, women couldn't rub it on the man without rubber gloves. Speaking of PP, I caught one caller to a lawyer call in on the radio the other day. Dome dude asked if he had to pay anymore child support foe another kid as he had 9 already. I thought damn, WTF, who is he, a poor man's donny trumpee?
Looks like DeGrasse Tyson is guilty.
genessa comments on Dec 5, 2018:
in what way do you figure tyson's guilt is probable? i am not saying one way or the other, although his explanations sounded reasonable to me, but in the end i do not know and there has been no investigation yet, so no one knows except tyson and the accusers (and re one of the accusers, maybe she ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 5, 2018:
@genessa I agree. And I want him to be not guilty. I leaned in his favor until discovery of a 2010 case. That only cracked the ice, as I don't know enough yet about it. If more old cases show up I think that will be most telling. The past is usually more honest, which is exactly why the conservative groups rise up and say shit like why didn't so an so speak at the time.
Looks like DeGrasse Tyson is guilty.
genessa comments on Dec 5, 2018:
in what way do you figure tyson's guilt is probable? i am not saying one way or the other, although his explanations sounded reasonable to me, but in the end i do not know and there has been no investigation yet, so no one knows except tyson and the accusers (and re one of the accusers, maybe she ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 5, 2018:
I won't convict him. My main idea or point I wanted to generate is how people will believe most accused except the holy roller conservatives like Trump and his minions. Back to Tyson's guilt. I held out, hoping, and now it seems there was at least one public accusation as far back as 2010 that has been hushed up by certain media. Again, I hope it is not true, but working in social work, having been a teacher and having studied psychology, the statistics point toward guilt once more evidence keeps being exposed. I am even more sure of Trump's guilt. And of certain others. Again, there is no certainty, but only probability. False reports, when multiple accusers are present, are statistically rare.
I got this idea while lambasting someone's post.
Hellas comments on Dec 5, 2018:
https://youtu.be/CE8ooMBIyC8
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 5, 2018:
My favorite
Say hello to Mr lizard who lives under our house
thinktwice comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Iguana? mmmm tasty...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 5, 2018:
@Delaroux "needs garlic"
Say hello to Mr lizard who lives under our house
thinktwice comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Iguana? mmmm tasty...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 5, 2018:
@Delaroux when my daughter lived in Thailand, the maids where she lived would kill and take home the lizards for food. In the Philippine mountains I ate monkey.
See, it's this lack of a proper filtering mechanism that has resulted in three cratered ...
LetzGetReal comments on Dec 5, 2018:
That was an old bag...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 5, 2018:
Oooh. Burn.
I got this idea while lambasting someone's post.
John_Tyrrell comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Just to give you a few alternative versions that were published on my website long ago: --- Penn Jillette's 10 Commandments: http://apatheticagnostic.com/articles/reflections/ref05/ref096.html --- W.O. Mitchell's Twelfth Commandment: http://apatheticagnostic.com/articles/misc/misc20/misc451.html...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 4, 2018:
@John_Tyrrell one of my favorite routines
Thing you can't live without
genessa comments on Dec 4, 2018:
cats. g
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 4, 2018:
@genessa I still morn the loss of my favorite cat, Horatio. He fit his name - a great and loyal friend.
I got this idea while lambasting someone's post.
TheAstroChuck comments on Dec 4, 2018:
I suggest you choose a number other than 10 to strike a difference between atheists and Christians. Moreover, we have been duped into thinking the Bible lists 10 commandments. No one ever numbered them and by own count there are 23 distinctly different demands/commands in the Book of Exodus.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 4, 2018:
How about the answer to everything 42?
Thing you can't live without
genessa comments on Dec 4, 2018:
cats. g
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 4, 2018:
I do love cats. They are adorable; they are personable; they are smart; and, if you die, they will eat you when they get hungry. ?
I need to hear an argument in favor of a culture having a concept of what pertains to cursewords, I ...
Humanistheathen comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Back in college my lit professor discussed curse words as act of social oppression and classism. The example he gave was Medieval England. For those who know European history, you know the English and the French fought each other on and off for about 1000 years. Some of those times resulted in ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 4, 2018:
Even after 1066, the last Britain would be conquered, the language of the court remained French. William was a Norman. The Celts come first, more or less, then the Anglo - Saxons conquered them, then came the Normans. Some if the words came from the differing classes, but not all, like fuck is from the French. Often, the more readily used words would devolve as they became more common and the act became considered more offensive. All language continues to grow and evolve or it dies. Fag has been around for a while, but queer has joined the no no lexicon in the last 60 years give or take. Dick and pussy are relatively new, in language years as no no words. One thing I find very interesting is how certain words that have no link to offensive words become themselves offensive. More on that later.
This is me.
maturin1919 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Only users lose drugs.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 4, 2018:
@Aivery I did. Take it all back, Robin Williams style msacras si taht epoh
This is me.
maturin1919 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Only users lose drugs.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 4, 2018:
Hope that is sarcasm. My BP meds do a great job. And while I don't currently smoke "weed" once my arthritis needs medicating, I would much rather smoke weed than take manufactured opiates. Anything that becomes a need, an addiction, is a danger. Alcohol, video games, sex, etc can all turn someone "stupid."
ALL I want for Xmas.
Trajan61 comments on Dec 2, 2018:
Fat chance of that happening as he’s done nothing wrong. Hillary and Obama were the crooked ones!!
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 2, 2018:
And Benghazi. You know how dangerous embassy duty is? Go to one sometime, in a "shit hole" country. Look back and check deaths at embassies from Obama through Reagan. Lots of deaths and not one investigation, none, nada.
ALL I want for Xmas.
Trajan61 comments on Dec 2, 2018:
Fat chance of that happening as he’s done nothing wrong. Hillary and Obama were the crooked ones!!
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 2, 2018:
Put up some facts, some indictments. Anything? Obama was clean as a whistle and so was his staff - zero arrests in a republican Congress. HRC went through 26 congressional investigations and nothing. Do you know anything or just spout off drivel? Yea, the email thing. You would think someone would learn, like Ivanka - LOCK HER up? Make and enforce a rule on classified information that covers everybody. I had a TS clearance and my ads would have gotten burned. Cover EVERYBODY. Including Rice, Powell, Hillary, Ivanka, assorted others, and Trump (who still drags around and uses an unsecured phone that could be used as a microphone, etc) Then it will stop.
Proof? Really?
ZantiMisfit comments on Dec 2, 2018:
The logic is simply irrefutable. They must all exist.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Dec 2, 2018:
And superman And Sgt Rock
Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year
48thRonin comments on Nov 30, 2018:
It’s beginning to look a lot like ?mas
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
With a side order of wolverine
Which path do you prefer?
Amzungu comments on Nov 30, 2018:
I stumbled across this years ago, and it seems a rather fitting response. I will always side with science. It's all the comfort I need. By AARON FREEMAN: You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
@Amzungu2 certain cultures, Zoroastrian in Iran used to, would put the bodies on carved rocks with openings for the bones to fall through and then when all the flesh was gone the bones would be ground up, baked in bread, and feed to more birds.
Which path do you prefer?
Amzungu comments on Nov 30, 2018:
I stumbled across this years ago, and it seems a rather fitting response. I will always side with science. It's all the comfort I need. By AARON FREEMAN: You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
What if? All that energy goes into the things that eat you?
Should a vote of 51% vote to elect a Supreme Court judge for life be changed to75% for such an ...
TampaHeathen comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Let the one truly representative government body, the House, approve SCOTUS nominees and keep the overly represented rural and conservative Senate out of the process entirely. You can keep the Senate seats out of the Electoral College as well.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
@Seeker3CO gerrymandered states kept the republicans in charge if the House for a long time. Changes have been slow but coming; here in PA we gained more Dems after it changed.
What's your favorite brand of watch?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Cheap. Only use one working with children because i cant check my phone.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
I did find one as a kid, after a car wreck. I dont know its make: found around 65. My Dad took it and fixed it, and kept it. Jeweler said the gems were real and it was gold. My sister, who doesn't talk to me, asked my sister who does if I wanted that and his flag from military funeral. I should have said just yes, but, in for a penny go for a dollar. I asked for the items I gave my Mother from overseas in the military. That was six months ago. Stick with my phone and cheap watch.
Do you think that those Hindus and monks and alike who is capable of floating in the air is the ...
evidentialist comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Hindus, Monks, and the like do not levitate, have never levitated, and won't levitate. This levitating business is as real as Uri Geller's spoon bending act. There are thousands of folks in this world who make claims that do not stand up to scrutiny.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
Johnny Carson totally blew away Uri Geller. I would have liked to see Geller try his "trick" on a spoon made of titanium or possibly Japanese Samuri steel.
Friendship..
Zster comments on Nov 30, 2018:
I wish! I genuinely would like to have some male friends who would not press for more than friendship (sex, romance). My experience, so far, has been that many of my "friends" hang onto a hope for more when I am not headed there.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
You need to look at the male friends you choose. There are males out here who dont have those inclinations. Some of us have some pretty good, non christian morals.
Friendship..
Green_eyes comments on Nov 30, 2018:
I’ve had great male friends over the years. It was my ex husbands friends I had to watch out for.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 30, 2018:
@Gooniesnvrdie A rule to live by: Never date friends' exes; it always ends badly; always, even if it takes years of simmering resentment. Trust me on this. Even if your friend suggests the idea, say no.
Free tuition at 2 year college should be everybody.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 27, 2018:
I would even support a two year service commitment for four years. Service commitment could be varied from hospitals, inner city work, VISTA like, military, etc.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 29, 2018:
@Gwendolyn2018 after a number of years and implementation of such a system, what we now call non traditional students would increase as they complete their service requirements and start colleges.
Jesus tem uma perspnalidade?
KKGator comments on Nov 28, 2018:
Dude wasn't even a real person. Anything attributed to him is just as fictional as he is.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 28, 2018:
@Diogenes1972 like Beowulf - he is, at best, a composite creation. But, some of the figures in his tale are historical people, such as Hrothgar, a King from part of Sweden
Free tuition at 2 year college should be everybody.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 27, 2018:
I would even support a two year service commitment for four years. Service commitment could be varied from hospitals, inner city work, VISTA like, military, etc.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 28, 2018:
@Gwendolyn2018 it would need to happen early, like some countries do about 18 to 25.
If our ancestors did it, why not everyone else
Amzungu comments on Nov 28, 2018:
Not bothering to address the historical fallacies in this statement, clarification has already been made by others. Though I am inclined to state, lest we forget, that unless you are native American or Mexican, long before we were able to man up as you say, we fled our fucking countries.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 28, 2018:
And one third of the continental U.S. was taken from Mexico.
Best Robert Altman Movies, Ranked
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 27, 2018:
Nashville is a worthy number one; my personal favorite is still M.A.S.H.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 28, 2018:
@genessa I saw it as a teen. Then, the next time I wasn't sure what was missing, aside from the lyrics to the song.
Last sat.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 27, 2018:
I would say that's the American way, but in Britain, to make more money they have introduced the "women's" pint - actually an American pint which is less than a standard British pint.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 27, 2018:
@Amisja I did check and it may have been the Australian schooner which is 400 rather than 583 standard British pint. I've been through Asia, Africa, and the Mideast, need to get to Europe next. Have a good friend in Portugal and distant family in Northern Ireland (even some caves named after my father's family). My daughter is in England monthly.
Last sat.
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 27, 2018:
I would say that's the American way, but in Britain, to make more money they have introduced the "women's" pint - actually an American pint which is less than a standard British pint.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 27, 2018:
@Amisja you are there so I'll believe you. I did read that here though.
Should physician assisted suicide be made legal, for loved ones who're either terminally ill, or ...
soulless comments on Nov 27, 2018:
The church stands in the way. They think its unacceptable because it's 'unnatural' and not gods will. They say we have free will yet everything was gods will. So was it gods will for them to decide not to suffer or free will? Why do they care? They're not the one 'going to hell' for the choice of ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 27, 2018:
Look at the history of "the church" and suicide. Not until the forth century was it debated and later made a sin. Many scholars, and with solid evidence, believe what mostly pushed the Augustine argument was the large amount of people, especially priests, ending their lives, in a figuratively and literally shitty place, in order to get to heaven.
[youtube.com] rich TV evanvgelist pastor
Beowulfsfriend comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Tax and audit those bastards. Those people make me sick; their actions are nearly enough to make me want to believe, just so I could know and see them in the Hell they preach about.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 27, 2018:
@AntaresRose I know that
Do you still believe in Capitalism?
Jolanta comments on Nov 24, 2018:
No, I have lived in a Communist country, a Social democratic one and a Conservative one. The best one for everybody is the Social democratic one.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 24, 2018:
I would agree. To note, on paper, communism looks wonderful. It has failed when attempted throughout the world. In all cases, a form of dictatorship has evolved. This is mist likely due in part to human nature.
I think I'd like to take Trump here, and force him to read this.
TristanNuvo comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I think I should have added,..And his supporters as well.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 23, 2018:
They could start Newt Gingrich's colony.
The Great Gish Gallop Part 1 - Astronomy (mostly) - Viced Rhino [youtube.com]
Novelty comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I'm waiting for theist to start declaring science to be a cult the way Kent Hovind claims evolution is a religion. However they'll try to take science over before they declare it to be a cult. Of course they'll fail to commandeer science because they can't understand science. When they declare ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 23, 2018:
@LucyLoohoo it, religion, is exactly as Marx wrote - an opiate. It dead end the senses and allows someone to control the "stoned" masses by pulling on their collective nose rings.
I had a wet dream about Kelly Ann Conway.
Novelty comments on Nov 23, 2018:
OMG, you are sick if you can cum to her.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 23, 2018:
Depends on the bags. Maybe her husband warches and gives free legal advice.
Openness of American society
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Well now! America going the way of the Islamic empire, and for the same reason?
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 23, 2018:
@brentan might be? If it doesn't make a buck, seems like innovation is coming more from overseas. Oh. AND don't forget, the U.S. is landing again on Mars.
Wanking it to an anime character isn’t perverted as far as I’m concerned.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Is it considered perverse because of their age? If so, does wanking to them indicate an issue? Questions, no judgment included.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 23, 2018:
If so, what about the porn sites that use young looking, but of age, women? Should those that visit be punished? Personally, I may be old school, but having taught 22 years including some college I have always felt getting involved with your students, even if peers by age, is immoral.
Wanking it to an anime character isn’t perverted as far as I’m concerned.
AtheistReader comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Hmmmmmm. It might be against (I don't know for sure) the federal criminal code to possess or view child-porn-like anime. I trust that you are staying clear of something like that. But then again, masturbation to non-deviant pictures and videos doesn't hurt anyone either. So I am concerned that...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 23, 2018:
That has already been fought in court, with differing results: someone never convicted of child molestation/ porn / etc has first amendment rights to possess writings and drawings of unreal or created characters. However, in at least one other separate case, a convicted pedophile was resentenced to prison for a parole violation for having around written material, even though it was fictional.
What do people think about Ivanka and her government emails on her private server?
okiestache comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I'm amazed how instantly the purveyors of false equivalency between Trump and any other president can suddenly discern the most subtle differences between Hillary's email server and Ivanka's private domain.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 20, 2018:
So, enlighten people to those differences. What are they? Do they differ from other past staff, like Powell or Rice, et al? Would you care to weigh in on the current President carrying and using an unsecured phone which can serve as a listening device? I spent a few years in Naval Intel and I'll listen to anybody (believe me, I have, including 1980 visitors in Kabul. And Philippino communists.what's one more person on the edge, so to speak)
Do you think abortion laws will be givenback to each state?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 20, 2018:
The weakening of Planned parenthood has shown, in all statistical data, to increase unwanted pregnancies and then, more abortions. Keeping women pregnant is a good way to keep them down economically, especially when men are not made to pay their fair share. Face it guys, we are 50% of baby making;...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 20, 2018:
@Gurahl there are exceptions to every rule. I agree with some of what you say and disagree with some. I don't or didn't mean to suggest it us a simple solution. Universal health care would answer many problems associated with having or not having children. I am a firm believer that there are never any simple solutions for complex problems. All I really want to do is to point out the inequality in women's health care and the irresponsibility of many men. Those are two things I believe we could agree upon. One only need look at the statistics of the amount of past due child arrears. And yes, some of that is a ridiculous system. I have seen men locked up when laid off work for failure to pay; in one case, I know the fellow was trying his best to find work and make his payments. So, yes, it is a very flawed system.
What do people think about Ivanka and her government emails on her private server?
powder comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Not conservative but does she hold security clearance and is the highest ranked diplomat in the country? What is she getting govt emails for anyway and are the emails classified? Be more worried about Trump and twitter re security than a first lady who holds no office.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 20, 2018:
@Veteran229 as a vet myself, I will be kind. Obama didn't hand out his phone number to foreign nationals, nor use it to tweet, nor carry it into official meetings. He also, under public scrutiny, had it checked often, which, while it is possible, no one knows about the current President. And why make a specious argument? No one on the anti Hilary side wanted to hear, or would accept, a similar argument that both Rice and Powell, and possibly others in their jobs did the same thing.
What do people think about Ivanka and her government emails on her private server?
powder comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Not conservative but does she hold security clearance and is the highest ranked diplomat in the country? What is she getting govt emails for anyway and are the emails classified? Be more worried about Trump and twitter re security than a first lady who holds no office.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 20, 2018:
She has a clearance and still runs her father's business. An unpaid advisor, with an office in the West wing. BTW the Prez is still using an unsecured phone; one that if tapped could be used as a transmitter also.
I reached level 5! Where are my promised virgins?
ProudMary comments on Nov 19, 2018:
You misread the fine print. It's Virginians.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 19, 2018:
From the hills, with Mountain Dew infused blood. Sorry, I can't stop my fingers: so glad Mary is here; she keeps us burning, and rolling on the river. ?
Crimea has a referendum to join the Russian Federation.
creative51 comments on Nov 19, 2018:
I do not know where you get your news, but I follow multiple news sources. Other then Pravda, never heard any outside experts say the election in the Crimea was fair or honest. The following is from Wikipedia "The referendum was regarded as illegitimate by most members of the European Union, the ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@powder I would agree, and add the UK. When the Soviet Union broke up, Ukraine became the third largest nuclear weapons holder in the world. Under an agreement of protection from outside forces, the U.S. and the U.K. got Ukraine to allow them to remove and dismantle all the weapons. I highly doubt Russia would have made a move if even a few were left, or if they, the Russians, thought we wouldn't have renigged on our agreement.
You just gotta wonder.
linxminx comments on Nov 19, 2018:
What?!!? But there was a movie! With Russell Crowe!!
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 19, 2018:
Aaaannnnnnnd the graaaaand canyoon.
Crimea has a referendum to join the Russian Federation.
creative51 comments on Nov 19, 2018:
I do not know where you get your news, but I follow multiple news sources. Other then Pravda, never heard any outside experts say the election in the Crimea was fair or honest. The following is from Wikipedia "The referendum was regarded as illegitimate by most members of the European Union, the ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 19, 2018:
I have a way to silence the Russian partisans who say that Crimea was Russia before and should return to their roots; okay, what about the Tar-Tars?
Excited for Xmas!
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I already spoiled someone's Xmas post about the Jesus symbology of the tree. And there is a war on Xmas, like, yea, sure, duh, idiots with no knowledge. BTW: for those saying there is a war on Christmas, I have begun saying, yes, and I support s total ban on Andy Williams song from 1963, Happy ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Carin oh yes. And as their father was an evangelical minister I tried to be kind and make it a history lesson only, telling how the Catholic church took a Pagan holiday date to help convert more souls and, excuse me, even used the bibly (how I like to pronounce it) talks of shepards in the fields, and that tax season for the Romans wasn't winter and the winters kept the sheep and shepards closer to home. Of course who knows what sunk in. I had one argument with an evangelical who said the trinity always existed and it was not voted on, even when I listed the dates and told him the concept was only first written about in the 2nd century. He quoted to me from the King James bibly, the worst translation of the bible known in modern times.
Know what's fun?
creative51 comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Was Jesus a Jew? OR did he actually NEVER exist? If he never existed, then how could he have been a Jew or anything else?
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@KKGator there are quite a number of similar stories that predate Jesus and run with a similar plot line. Son of God. Virgin birth. Teacher of wisdom. Healer. Etc. Some, like Buddha, end better than others.
Know what's fun?
PalacinkyPDX comments on Nov 18, 2018:
What chu sayin'... Jeezuz Cryyyst wuldn't no Jeeeuwboy?!
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 18, 2018:
Don't forget the H for Christ's sake.
Knit hats and gloves spotted on San Diegans! .... How cold was it at 8am?
Lilac-JadeCanada comments on Nov 18, 2018:
The cold to us....
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@RavenCT ah, zee French Canadians. I lost my sons after their cousin's wedding to a group of FC. No sleep. Alcohol, and, well the rest I didn't ask about.
"Cleveland Browns eyes Condoleezza Rice for head coach position, ESPN reports" She is daughter of...
ghettophilosopher comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I had to look this one up to know if you were joking or not. Now I know she has some credentials -she was on the first CFP playoff committee- and, politics aside, I don't question her leadership skills. But head coach? That seems odd to me. And not because she's a woman. Arizona had (has?) a female...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 18, 2018:
Being a super fan doesn't make you a coach. Being a coach makes you better. Look what happened at Notre Dame, now many years ago, when they brought in a top high school coach to coach college football. At every level coaching is a jump and you have to respond in a different manner. I've coached young kids, middle school, and high school and I don't doubt had I transitioned higher it would have been hard for me. Even at the high school level, I found it harder because I was better at teaching skills and a love of the game, not the win no matter what attitude one needs.
I got woken up at 7 o’clock this morning by someone knocking on my bedroom door.
Pralina1 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
It was me . Well . I haven't seen a penny on child support from u the last 3 months , and our 3 retarded yet cute children were starving . What u want me to do . Wait for u to write the check ? I took the first axe that I found at the strip bar ( I got a new job , that meth thing ..., u were wrong...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 16, 2018:
Now wait a minute. I thought I was the baby's father. Just what have I been paying for? Should have had my own DNA test. And now I have to cancel my lawsuit; the vasectomy probably held. Damn.
We know advertisements are stupid.
Varn comments on Nov 16, 2018:
...I needed family & friends to tell me about recent political ads on TV, I never watch commercial TV.. Sure remember the ‘good ol’ days,’ which is why I don’t watch commer…. :-)
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 16, 2018:
Nor do I, but I won't buy red YouTube.
GOP JESUS....WWJD??[youtu.be]
DenoPenno comments on Nov 15, 2018:
GOP members should be made to sit through hours of this stuff.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 15, 2018:
They wouldn't understand; their materialism gospel would just be confirmed.
Don't you just hate it when you get carded for cereal?
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 15, 2018:
Only happens for Lucky Charms in case migrant leprechauns are trying to sneak in. Or Fruit Loops - guess why. Rice Krispies are okay, three little white guys.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 15, 2018:
Maybe Captain Crunch has been smuggling in illegal items or people.
If you could do it, what book would you like to memorize?
sfvpool comments on Nov 15, 2018:
The 23 volume Oxford English Dictionary would be nice...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 15, 2018:
I like that. I was thinking something in law. But too many differences everywhere.
White Evangelicals, This is Why People Are Through With You
WilliamFleming comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Umm...let’s see. Methodist Hillary Clinton is a white evangelical. Over-generalizing much?
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 15, 2018:
@Bobby9 like any crazy diamond
If you could meet and hold a discussion with one fictional character who would you choose?
chucklesIII comments on Nov 14, 2018:
This guy.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 14, 2018:
Krazy Kat? Maybe.
If you could meet and hold a discussion with one fictional character who would you choose?
maturin1919 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Batman.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 14, 2018:
Great saying: Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then be Batman.
Do you ever want to believe in the afterlife? (Post is sad.)
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I don't know when death is aside from a scientific explanation. Then brain death; but that has had failures in that some people's brains have restarted (very very rare, like lottery rare). I could buy into some Asian ideas of a continuation of a life force. But it would not hold memory or such. ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@JudeStephens I already have my paperwork in for my body to go to medical school studies. Most if not all states have a program. Watch out for the for profits online. They aren't reliable, parse you out, and are just in it for the money and do not care where you end up. Go somewhere that will do some good. Again, check for a state.gov program that will connect you.
Have you ever not read/watched something because you felt the idea was too dangerous, and it would ...
Wurlitzer comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Not because its too dangerous per se but I wont watch Saw, hostel, human centipede or that torture porn style of hyper realistic gore horror. Not because it's too scary or even too gorey but Im a highly sensitive person under certain circumstances and that kind of viscera combined with anticipation ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 14, 2018:
That actually makes sense. I think I'm not desensitized in general and do feel visceral when seeing certain things. However, intellectually and when I have experienced certain things I can revisit the image and not be upset. An example: I feel/felt terrible about the death of a young man when I was onboard a Navy carrier. But I have no pain or PTSD from seeing his death. It is a burned in memory that is no more than just that, a memory like a movie scene.
Do you consider your job?
Cabsmom comments on Nov 14, 2018:
My job isn't horribly dirty, but in the summer it is horribly hot. Sometimes I sweat profusely. Then, of course, the dust sticks to you. Nothing feels better than a shower after work.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 14, 2018:
I've worked dirty. Mostly my careers were in clean professions: teaching and social work. But, while teaching I worked as a mason. Made my sons do it too - they have their degrees. I still do some masonry, but rarely. Too tough on am old back. I do, however, enjoying laying stone - real stone, which few people do anymore. I found it creative and Zen like getting to choose just the right stone for each spot.
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Tompain1 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
A hundred people a day die from guns in America. The cost of the second amendment is way too high. When right to bear arms trumps life, liberty and the persut of happiness we have lost our way.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@btroje and there hasn't been a gun homicide in four decades. Granted it is a small nation; so small that nearly everyone is related. They even have a phone app that will tell you how many generations the person you hook up with in a bar is from you.
White Evangelicals, This is Why People Are Through With You
WilliamFleming comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Umm...let’s see. Methodist Hillary Clinton is a white evangelical. Over-generalizing much?
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@Bobby9 I am beaming, a ray of glowing stardust.
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Tompain1 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
A hundred people a day die from guns in America. The cost of the second amendment is way too high. When right to bear arms trumps life, liberty and the persut of happiness we have lost our way.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@Tompain1 I don't see that happening. Moving toward a more Swiss or Icelandic or Canadian way is more likely. More requirements for ownership like training and no domestic abuse or mental health issues. And no semi automatics. Lots of guns in Switzerland, but all the men stay in the reserves until 57 and continue to train. Iceland has one third of its population with guns (Not sure the actual percent of U.S. citizens with guns but more than enough guns to around) and Iceland makes all owners take safe gun courses and train like getting a car license.
Heckle and jeckel
Beowulfsfriend comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Well, some. But few are fucking racist. Some religious ones are homophobic and such.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@whiskywoman no. I'm one of those people that shits on folks that wear the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia on a tee shirt with heritage you wouldn't understand and then can't answer simple questions about Southern heritage like what flag is that? What is the Stars and Bars? Why are there 13 stars? And other questions. Just so happens I could join the sons of the confederacy as my Great Grandfather Eli Greer fought under Lee. He owned no slaves; raised horses and got a commission by supplying some. That said, glad he lost and glad he lived. And if the North had crushed the South like the allies did the Nazis we may not have the difficulties we have today - although probably so, anyway. Best to keep the 1st amendment strong.
Capital punishment?
lerlo comments on Nov 13, 2018:
As it stands now, without the death penalty, an inmate can do anything they want to in prison. Kill other inmates, kill guards etc. with no additional punishment if they're already doing, say, life in prison or any substantial prison time. Capital punishment would stand as a deterrent in those ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@lerlo no. Won't do your work as you obviously won't look or have a branded mind set. You can not give any examples of guards killed, especially in mass, with no further punishment. Simply look up solitary confinement. People who kill in prison and get caught seldom do it again because they are alone 24/7. And I won't argue against that. I can give examples of inmates who kill who have received the death penalty and many who have been put into solitary. I have never seen any not punished. I will look. I highly doubt it exists. Check Snopes.
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Lukian comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I posted on the same subject. Got trolled by a conservative because I'm Canadian. Anyway, this particular Dr's tweet hit me hard! my post: https://agnostic.com/discussion/221583/thisisourlane-doctors-hit-back-at-pro-gun-group-nra-bbc-news
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@Veteran229 I'm not "The doctor " I do understand rationalization and deflection.
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Tompain1 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
A hundred people a day die from guns in America. The cost of the second amendment is way too high. When right to bear arms trumps life, liberty and the persut of happiness we have lost our way.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@OpposingOpposum it isn't the amendment that needs repair, it is how to interpret and repair the society. Iceland has a one third gun ownership and not one gun homicide in four decades.
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Lukian comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I posted on the same subject. Got trolled by a conservative because I'm Canadian. Anyway, this particular Dr's tweet hit me hard! my post: https://agnostic.com/discussion/221583/thisisourlane-doctors-hit-back-at-pro-gun-group-nra-bbc-news
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@Veteran229 so, the Apple is rotten so throw out the orange. Your logic is as flawed as most evangelicals- rejoin the church and accept GeeZeus.
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FlaGoldenGirl comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Only vulgar people use vulgarity, or the uneducated who do not have sufficient vocabulary to express themselves. fyi Criminals always prefer unarmed victims.
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
What do you find more vulgar? Some verbal word usage or a bloodied corpse caused by someone who did not need a background check and killed his killfriend whom he had been abusing. Of course I know, she should have been armed (statistics don't support that reasoning - people with guns get shot at a higher rate) and let's say she was sleeping when her assailant shot through the bars on her window with his AR15. Too easy to throw out discourse because if your easily offended "moral" stance. And before you ignite me because I am just some anti gun libtard, well not exactly. Ex military. Owned my first gum at 13. I do, however, find nothing in the 2nd amendment that precludes background checks, nor training. And the Supreme Court ruled long before we breathed life that Hamiltonian politics weren't acceptable for the 2nd amendment. If you have forgotten, he was a founding father (set up the banking system).
Capital punishment?
lerlo comments on Nov 13, 2018:
As it stands now, without the death penalty, an inmate can do anything they want to in prison. Kill other inmates, kill guards etc. with no additional punishment if they're already doing, say, life in prison or any substantial prison time. Capital punishment would stand as a deterrent in those ...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
WTF. Pretty much your entire argument has been refuted by scientific research. Any prisoner not following the rules spends days, weeks, years in solitary confinement. Sometimes that is the correct for only course of action and at other times it is used to shut someone up, to stop a peaceful protest, or to manage a mentally ill inmate (quite common). 2 things that are moving off topic: what about the way the system is now being privatized and such a moneymaker that it gives incentives for a greater amont of incarceration? Or, how about an old Carson routine: want to stop drugs, etc, then execute some bankers who launder the money.
Good People Don't Defend A Bad Man
Novelty comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I believe that if the people that defend him actually paid attention they'd be just as much against him as I am, but they spend all their time telling all the rest of us to listen to them. They refuse to listen to him much less us. They've been preprogrammed to believe that anyone not in their party...
Beowulfsfriend replies on Nov 13, 2018:
There is a large part of his cult that doesn't care. They see him helping to achieve their goals, as nebulous as they may be: racist; hierarchical; guns; being allowed to control the actions of others, like sex in multiple forums; fucking over the poor, especially those welfare queens takingballbthe money (ironic that most welfare goes to whites, especially in Appalachia and the Ozarks, which are in states that receive back more federal aid than tax money given in).
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