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[yahoo.com] This is SICK AND PISSES ME OFF - What about you?
RichCC comments on Apr 13, 2019:
Wow. I think 'sick' is the right word. She must not have had much going for her to be desperate enough to try that. It makes me wonder about her life and her husband. I'm having trouble imagining the whole situation (and the forthcoming consequences). I'm assuming that she was in such a state that she either didn't know or didn't understand the consequences her actions would have on others. Again, I have trouble imagining those terrible actions with knowledge and purpose.
This is very cool.
RichCC comments on Apr 10, 2019:
I didn't know until this morning that the side with stuff moving toward us was expected to appear brighter than the side with stuff moving away. ? Expect to learn things about black holes soon.
The Risky Business of Time Travel Stephen Hawking the celebrated theoretical physicist, et.
RichCC comments on Apr 5, 2019:
Ha, ha. Remember Niven's Law (named for Larry Niven who wrote about it). Niven's Law. If the universe of discourse permits the possibility of time travel and of changing the past, then no time machine will be invented in that universe. ... Time travel may thus act to erase itself. The past will be changed until a timeline is settled on in which the past never happens to be altered. The simplest way to reach that state is to find a timeline that never discovers time travel. ? Lol.
The best revenge is no revenge.
RichCC comments on Apr 4, 2019:
Revenge itself doesn't bring reward. But we should work to correct harms appropriately. That includes ensuring that criminals don't repeat their crimes.
Why I Love Dogs, Reason 42:
RichCC comments on Mar 30, 2019:
I guess we could put our clothes on it to try to push the scent somewhere in the right direction. Lol sort of. ? Fortunately our separation anxiety dog seems to have about outgrown that issue. It did cost us an old couch though. *(Insert dog with teeth emoji here)*
Baby Hele is already nicely settling in to her new life here in Oregon, and claiming a few toys for ...
RichCC comments on Mar 28, 2019:
Has she ever seen snow? She looks confident enough to quickly find snow playtime fun.
What will cause the apocalypse?
RichCC comments on Mar 27, 2019:
I don't know about the 'apocalypse' term but for the end of us, I vote all of the above brought on largely by population overrun coupled with human shortsighted selfishness and stupidity.
Strange why I have more love and respect for animals than people but animals don't try to screw you ...
RichCC comments on Mar 25, 2019:
I guess I don't see that as particularly strange. Over the years I've been disappointed by people's 'ambitions' many more times than I can count. ?
Saturday is national atheist day, isn't it?
RichCC comments on Mar 22, 2019:
I'm not sure. ? According to Wiki, the first Thursday in May (5/2 this year) is the 'National Day of Reason' to correspond to the 'National Day of Prayer'. Honestly I've never put much energy into those sorts of labels so I don't have much knowledge one way or the other. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_of_Reason Update: You're right. The AtheistRepublic website lists it as exactly that. I'd not seem that before. Thanks.
A martyr for science..
RichCC comments on Mar 20, 2019:
One of my older overseas memories included a visit to Campo de' Fiori in Rome where he was murdered. Thank you for the reminder. It was a moving trip for my wife and I.
[motherjones.com] More evidence that Monsanto's Round-Up pesticide can cause non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
RichCC comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Thanks for the link. Round-Up has been one of my hot buttons for years. ?
"The commitment to living beyond a narrow view of our own interests makes us different from animals ...
RichCC comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Of course folks don't just act randomly. They wouldn't go to the trouble of hurting people if they didn't think they had some reason. Their reasons are often very different from mine (or yours I imagine) though. *** BTW... I've heard it said that there are three stages of realization many of us go through when we see others behaving badly -- hurting people. 1. First we give the others the benefit of the doubt and figure they don't know they're hurting people. 2. Then we still give the others the benefit and figure they don't understand that they're hurting people. 3. Next we realize that the others hurt people because that's just the way they are. They act for their own purposes, whatever those purposes are. More succinctly, the stages we see in harmful people are: 'ignorance', 'stupidity' and 'evil'(ness).
Isn't it hilarious how the religious transfer their own deviance onto us? :D
RichCC comments on Mar 17, 2019:
I'm curious who created that flyer/poster/whatever. The picture looks like it was taken from a 60s sci-fi rag novel cover. And I suspect someone less ignorant would have altered their spellings of altar and marijuana. At least they spelled atheist correctly. In my experience that's unusual for theists. I bet they got help for that. What a bunch of morans. Lol.
Bruschetta, polenta, tomatoes, hummus and mint on toast🌱 cobbled together from whatever I could ...
RichCC comments on Mar 16, 2019:
That's the approach I like. ? Eat good things all the time. Then there's always good things around to eat. ?
The Crystal Method - Falling Hard❤. [youtu.be]
RichCC comments on Mar 16, 2019:
Thank you. ?
I was curious where my throw blanket went last night.
RichCC comments on Mar 14, 2019:
Growing up in small town AZ, one neighbor had a large Shepherd(ish) mutt that seemed to have a taste for tool handle salt (as near as we could figure). He collected tools from houses up to a half mile away -- saws, chisels, brushes, whatever. One trophy was even a 16 lb. sledge that must have taken him all night to drag home. Shepherds can be focused. At least the tools were generally easy to identify and return. Lol. ?
Check out the position from one of our vote chess games.
RichCC comments on Mar 13, 2019:
'White to move and mate in 2.' The answer is a little non-intuitive and Black's fate is unavoidable. ? Update: I'd commented the solution but then I thought 'Sorry everyone. That was stupid. Why did I spoil a good puzzle?'
For me... assassination of JFK.
RichCC comments on Mar 11, 2019:
During the first moon landing I happened to be at my aunt's & uncle's house 3 states from our home. One of my oldest memories is the family all sitting in front of their tiny TV watching the news..
Vegetable Frittata
RichCC comments on Mar 10, 2019:
I'm jealous. That looks and sounds terrific. ?
Yes, I KNOW I said we'd be together until the end of time.
RichCC comments on Feb 26, 2019:
Time is of course relative. I didn't see anyone mention the old line about married folks not really living longer than single folks. It just seems longer. ?
I found this bread in the freezer at Sprouts this week and I really like it.
RichCC comments on Feb 24, 2019:
Thank you. We'll look too. Sprouts has become one of our favorite stores.
California State Senator, Jerry Hill has proposed California Senate Bill 360 removing a sweeping ...
RichCC comments on Feb 21, 2019:
From the article: *** Currently, California Penal Code § 11166(d)(1) states the following: “A clergy member who acquires knowledge or a reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect during a penitential communication is not [required to make a report].” *** Wow. I didn't know current law stated it so blatantly.
What are your thoughts on transhumanism? Should we try to improve ourselves through technology?
RichCC comments on Feb 21, 2019:
My glasses are on the table as I comment. And my house is keeping the snow and cold outside. And my car is waiting for a chance to take me to the store. We've been augmenting out lives throughout our time here and sometimes we're successful, sometimes not. If anyone wants to try things, I say more power to them as long as they don't screw it up for the rest of us. Personally I see it as with the last part of the Wiccan Rede -- 'An' ye harm none, do what ye will'.
[yahoo.
RichCC comments on Feb 21, 2019:
I'm torn whether or not to hope he is dim enough to forget it again. If he manages to attend to it, I'm quite sure he can only do harm. That's the closest thing to good in his presidency. His incompetence discourages him and the GOP from doing the even more damage they're capable of. Just about every day I see some new twist that they did for their short term gratification at the expense of everyone else. Yesterday I saw where their EPA pushed through the 'emergency approval' to rescind the ban of an insecticide known to harm bees. They are 'rolling back regulations'. Who cares what destruction they cause as long as they keep their base duped. I used to think there was a bottom to how low they could go but now I'm not sure.
The Bread or the Pan👍😂
RichCC comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Neither. I arrange everything in a wide soup bowl then eat it all. Whatever sauces and/or spices seem interesting at the time stay better that way. ?
Apparently, men who marry plus-size women are happier. [homemaking.com]
RichCC comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Happier men sometimes marry plus-size women. (FIFY) You might wonder if 'size' should really be a determining concern or just an incidental factor. ❤
Who do you trust?
RichCC comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Dogs don't have ulterior motives -- they're forthright. ? It makes sense to trust them over people. People often lie.
The definition for hypocrisy that I'd like to see; religion 1 claiming religion 2 is wacky and ...
RichCC comments on Feb 18, 2019:
What's that old statement? The difference between a cult and a religion is that at the center of every cult there is someone with first hand knowledge that it's really all bullshit. In a religion, that person is dead. ?
My sister is visiting from NY so we made this together.
RichCC comments on Feb 18, 2019:
That looks outstanding! I'll definitely try it. ? Update:: BTW She's not #Vegan yet. (FIFY).
I'm in a really good place right now...
RichCC comments on Feb 17, 2019:
"Felicitas est parvus canis calidus". One of my favorite *Peanuts* quotes -- "Happiness is a warm puppy".
just gonna leave this here:
RichCC comments on Feb 17, 2019:
Wow. I never heard of that. When I was in school I thought it was weird that a mormon guy I shared a trailer with and his girlfriend were ok spending the night in a bed together as long as one of them kept one foot on the floor (I never asked any details). Maybe they were missing out. Or maybe they weren't. I don't know. ?
[ancient-origins.net] Wow...what are the creationist/young earthers going to make of this?
RichCC comments on Feb 16, 2019:
It reminds me of a *Peanuts* strip I saw years ago. Charlie Brown and Linus were standing on a beach. CB picked up a rock and threw it into the water. L asked him "What are you doing? That rock worked thousands of years to get to shore and now you've thrown it back." Those worms survived tens of thousands of years and now we've changed things so they'll die. Actually. I doubt that evidence means much to true new-earthers -- they'll just deny it.
I have not seen this one here. But can you believe it? [patheos.com]
RichCC comments on Feb 15, 2019:
Ok. Now we're not following Haysus -- we're following the folks that went after Haysus. Makes as much sense to me as the rest of it I guess. ?
He, he, he, he, he...
RichCC comments on Feb 15, 2019:
I went to school with a guy who's wife was a nurse. He said nurses were the best to party with because when they talk dirty they can get real specific. ?
Lulu To Sir With Love 1967 [youtu.be]
RichCC comments on Feb 15, 2019:
That's one of my all time favorite movies. ? A few years ago one of my sisters-in-law asked me what I might want for Christmas. Being American and not really needing anything I said so and said she should give to the kids' college funds. She pressed other folks in the family and found out I like oldish movies. At some point she asked me what movies I like and this happened to be the first I named so a DVD showed up on Xmas morning. BTW... DVDs aren't as popular as they used to be but you don't have to look very hard to find them. ?
Surely, I couldn't be the only one, right?
RichCC comments on Feb 14, 2019:
Nah. I'll bet it's frigid.
Will some one please invent a button to send 10,000 decibels of back feed noise to the scammers ...
RichCC comments on Feb 14, 2019:
This was long ago before computers, let alone the matrix or modern phones. But my father was a high school administrator and coach. We always kept a coach's whistle next to the phone for just such a purpose. It didn't get used very often but I can't say never unfortunately.
Has anyone heard about this? [homemaking.com]
RichCC comments on Feb 13, 2019:
I saw this video a couple of years ago. It was presented to me as authentic but I've never cared enough to verify it. I use the old bicycle protection scheme -- *Nobody steals an old bicycle*. Lol. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bR8RrmEizVg
Sports store to close after removing all Nike gear in Kaepernick protest - SFGate
RichCC comments on Feb 13, 2019:
"As much as I hate to admit this," Martin told KOAA News5 on Monday, "perhaps there are more Brandon Marshall and Colin Kaepernick supporters out there than I realized." I hate to wish ill on anyone but I hope his experience is painful enough to make him look at himself and his attitudes. Maybe others' points should be taken into account before acting.
These are never reported in the news.
RichCC comments on Feb 9, 2019:
With only a couple of minutes Googling I found several references to the 2013 story. For what it's worth, this was the most credible looking to me. (I'm not sure how it relates to tRump though.). The two men seem to have been lauded somewhat (deservedly) (after their efforts). https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/when-the-home-closed/383075/
That kinda day....
RichCC comments on Feb 9, 2019:
What's that line from the 'Coupling' show (at least the British version - that I know of)? Steve: I didn't know if I had an oven. There's a square thing in the kitchen. I used to keep books in it 'til there was a slight fire incident.
[yahoo.
RichCC comments on Feb 9, 2019:
I intended to just mark an icon reaction to this but the closest to how it actually makes me feel is nausea. MONSTERS is exactly the right word.
I found this article to be interesting.
RichCC comments on Feb 7, 2019:
Thanks. It isn't really new Info for me but I enjoyed the presintation. I especially liked the link to the searched vegan questions article. My wife and I have been vegetarian for almost 20 years now and have no desire to go back. ?
Make America Great .....
RichCC comments on Feb 1, 2019:
That's how it works for me.The more drinks I take,the greater I get.
I just bought a new book at Ikea!
RichCC comments on Jan 31, 2019:
Does it come with an unassembled infinite bunch of monkeys to put the tiles together? *** I wonder how much quicker Scrabble games would go if everybody had unlimited tiles to work with. Would the contest just be to see who could score the most the fastest? ?
It’s cold out there!
RichCC comments on Jan 31, 2019:
A friend I knew in Seattle in the mid-nineties was from Frostbite Falls Minnesota. He went to visit his mother one Christmas and she told him 'Don't forget to plug in the car -- it's supposed to get cold tonight'. He replied 'What do you mean by *cold*? It's been -5 degrees all week'. I'm sorry -- I grew up in AZ. That kind of weather is just outside my experience. :)
I am on the market for a new thermos (specifically for coffee).
RichCC comments on Jan 28, 2019:
I have a (actually a pair) of 'contigo' cups. They're not carafe size but large for drinks. They keep my tea hot for hours and they are very spillproof. Like other suggestions here they are expensive (so I've been told -- they were a gift) but I'll highly recommend them.
What do you think of tattoos on women?
RichCC comments on Jan 27, 2019:
I started to put in a misogynistic comment about a comedy routine I heard years ago that said a tattoo on a woman is proof that she is capable of making a decision even knowing she'll likely regret it later. So it is sexy. Instead I think I'll just apologize for thinking of it and leave this conversation.
I believe that if there were actually an anthropomorphic god it would have to be a woman.
RichCC comments on Jan 27, 2019:
Carlin agreed with you. Check out about the 3:15 Mark in *Religion Is Bullshit*. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE
comment on my theory
RichCC comments on Jan 27, 2019:
I recommend Jared Diamond's book *Guns, Germs, and Steel*. He does a pretty good job talking about traits that allowed certain cultures to dominate others. For example, he argues that European intermingling and internal competition helped them develop advantages like disease immunities and war experiences that helped them as they expanded. Edit: I see while I was typing someone else mentioned the book. You win DeStijl. ?
Some folks harbour so much ignorance and hate in their heart.
RichCC comments on Jan 27, 2019:
Wow. Actually using the military on your own citizens to enforce your religion and exorcise *evil spirits* from people you don't like. Wow. https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/padang-mayor-claims-enlisted-military-exorcists-help-eradicate-lgbt-city/ *So instead of being arrested by the regular police, gay and transgender individuals in those cities are classified as a “social sickness” so that their Civil Service Police (Satpol PP) can detain those they “suspect” of being LGBT and hand them over to the Social Services Agency for bina (guidance).* *In addition,* [mayor] *Mahyeldi reiterated previous statements about his government working with ulema (Islamic scholars) to exorcise LGBT individuals, due to the mystifying belief that it is a condition caused by jinn (genies or demons in Islamic mythology) inhabiting their bodies. * *New Naratif has a great article on the subject in which they interview a gay man who endured one such ruqya (as well as many other “cures” ), which he described as involving being read verses from the Quran, being prayed over, getting pummelled, massaged, and bathed in holy water — “But it had no effect whatsoever,” the interviewee said.* At least the article does make it sound a little like the mayor is something of an extremist. Maybe he'll get reined in some. I'd hate to bet my society on that though. *We could find no other mention of the TNI assisting in Padang;s anti-LGBT operations besides previous statements made by Mahyeldi in November which he claimed that the military would help foster waria (transgender women).*
Fox News Op-Ed: Atheists Are ‘Bullies’ Who Try To Force Their Beliefs On Others - The ...
RichCC comments on Jan 26, 2019:
Ha,ha,ha. I guess I'll have to give up my 'arrogant, ignorant and dangerous ' world domination plan. They found me out.
My video Making pizza in my wood burning bread oven. [youtu.be]
RichCC comments on Jan 26, 2019:
Thanks. All I have is a little Unni wood pellet oven but I enjoy playing with it. And I like seeing video of someone much more serious. Wood fired pizza is excellent. BTW.. I haven't tried bread that way yet. So far I've only done it a loaf at a time in a bread maker. Ha, ha.?
McDonald’s Debuts McFalafel Vegan Happy Meal | VegNews
RichCC comments on Jan 26, 2019:
There's been way too much water under the bridge to (likely ever) lure me to try clown food again. But even a tiny step in the right direction is better than moving the other way. ?
Has it occurred to you that the Trump saga is a modern version of "The Manchurian Candidate" from ...
RichCC comments on Jan 25, 2019:
In general I agree with your idea but I'm not sure tRump has enough brain to wash. I'm not being sarcastic. My thought is more along the direction of simple opportunism. They came across a dim, arrogant, obsessive, self-promoting, wannabe showman with racist hooks. And they decided to see how far they could use him. I bet they (like he and we) were shocked when we were stupid enough to elect him. I've read that a lot of people in the West don't grasp Russian attitudes towards politics. I've heard they just automatically think of political ramifications of every action they take. tRump is not necessarily the result of a long plan. He could be just a happy (for them) chance that they would automatically pursue because of their worldview.
Both parties are equally to blame for all of the problems in this country
RichCC comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Both sides are *not* equally to blame. The newly Democratic House has passed at least 10 bills aimed at reopening government. The Republican Senate finally voted on two and both failed. Republicans have tied themselves to Trump and his deeply unpopular wall fantasy. Democrats want a clean bill without. And BTW... Breaking news... Hillary still has not been indicted.
What Are 2 Movies You've Never Watched That Everyone Else Has?
RichCC comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Excuse me if I get the names wrong. 'E.T. The Extraterrestrial' and 'Avatar'. -- I watch a few movies but I've never been interested.in these.
44 GOP senators vote to keep government shut to make Trump happy
RichCC comments on Jan 24, 2019:
At least the clean bill got more votes than the "virulently anti-immigrant proposal cooked up by the White House" border wall bill. Trump and Congress aren't scared enough yet to stop their posturing and fix the problem but what little movement there's been has been In the correct direction.
Is there such a thing as universal justice?
RichCC comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Sure. It's whatever I decide. I just don't know why you all haven't accepted it yet. I guess I'll have to cry louder.
If possible what would you say to Donald Trump...
RichCC comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Not many people can wear that orange jumpsuit correctly. But somehow it suits you. ?
Strange Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat People
RichCC comments on Jan 23, 2019:
I had always heard that a lot of pathogens were species specific (Rabies for instance not withstanding). So if you aren't allergic, it would be unlikely that associating with your pet would make you sick. I'd never seen it from the other direction though. I guess it makes sense that enhanced exposure to human characteristics including pathogens would enhance your risk. I hope you'll excuse me if I don't test it. Lol.
I will be wild and wary after my nap.
RichCC comments on Jan 23, 2019:
We noticed it's warmer and safer inside the house at night too. ??
Bob is a Theist.
RichCC comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Ghosts are perpetual motion machines in action. They don't eat but somewhere they get the energy to do all the stuff they do -- even being seen needs energy. If they were solar powered, why would they always seem to hang out in the shadows. Lol. ??
I am handicapped and I appreciate the aid people extend to me but i am also appalled at the number ...
RichCC comments on Jan 23, 2019:
I know what you mean. I am also weak -- a 30 yard walk is a trek for me and my cane. I have one of those blue placards but even I will avoid the handicap spots given the choice. You never know when someone might come along who needs it more than you. A few years ago my wife and I spent a couple of weeks in Ireland. The people were great but I don't remember any handicap spots at all. I spent a lot of time using my travel wheelchair as a walker. Lol. Below is me changing a rental car tire In rural Ireland. Shortly after I finished a man stopped, checked my work and told us where we could get a repair In the next town. Lol.
9 Signs Cats Are Plotting World Domination! - YouTube
RichCC comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Are plotting? How about have accomp!ished? But don't fret, my dogs are working on a counter coup.
In my 59 year life, I have offered to "give my soul for eternity" to ANY entity that would ...
RichCC comments on Jan 23, 2019:
In his *Religion Is Bullshit* routine, Carlin says that's a reason he became a sun worshipper. If he can actually see something... I don't know... kind of helps the credibility along. Ha, ha. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE
On a dating site, this woman said she was looking for someone "genuine, who is not fake".
RichCC comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I've seen it attributed to Jean Giraudeux (1882-1944): Lol. "The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made."
The Canada Food Guide looks great for healthy eating. [food-guide.canada.ca]
RichCC comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Thanks. My wife and I are long-time foodie vegetarians and we're always looking for good recipes. I think we'll pass on the moose stew though. Lol. ?
I'm seriously wanting to plan my trip to Hawaii but I really don't want to go alone.
RichCC comments on Jan 22, 2019:
A few years ago my wife and a close friend went to Bangkok. There they happened to meet a woman whose husband had taken sick back in Turkey so she was alone on her trip. They all had an outstanding time together. Being knowledgeable enough to explore safely and being able to spend time with people you trust can lead to amazing experiences.
Sleeping Sperm Whales I saw this on David Attenborough's newest documentary "Blue Planet II" last ...
RichCC comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I'm a big David Attenborough fan and Blue Planet II is excellent. I'm still fascinated by the sequence In the Coasts show where sea lions cooperate to herd tuna into dead end coves and catch agile 60kg fish that would be unattainable to them otherwise. That sequence is also described In a how-it's-made show. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4c3Qs1lTB7M6BlGG9bQqS9p/filming-galapagos-sea-lions-hunting-tuna
Do you trust the police?
RichCC comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I do trust them to be well-meaning and sincere. But having had four career officers In my immediate family has given me a certain amount of anecdotal experience that they are human too. They can be as ignorant and racist as anyone. Often more so because they face those questions constantly every day. I treat them like I treat anyone else who has power over me -- 'trust but verify'.
I know some folks will be triggered, so here I go.
RichCC comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Not to mention the ~$1.5 Trillion tax bill we all get to spend the rest of our lives working on. ?
Does "Uht oh" come to mind?
RichCC comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Apparently he wants to make an 'offer' to the Democrats in Congress. If it were a serious offer he'd make it to them rather than trying to make a TV event -- complete with suspense building trailers. I'm curious what inanity he will throw out to try and manipulate them (and us) into a loss so he can 'win'. I'm preparing for another typical disappointment.
Do you know people who always think they are right? [vox.com]
RichCC comments on Jan 19, 2019:
I thought I was wrong once but later it turned out I was mistaken. ?
One potato, two potato and go!
RichCC comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Potato, Book and Candle Potato Goose or Mother Potato Roman Potato or Potato Holiday
And I thought he was rich...guess not.
RichCC comments on Jan 16, 2019:
How can you criticise? Hamberders are not easy to come by. Every time I think he's gone as low as possible he finds a way to be more disgusting. Now his only competition is the GOP who enable him.
Do you believe in destiny?
RichCC comments on Jan 15, 2019:
How would you tell? What would the test be for the destiny idea? If 'A' happens then it was destined, else 'B' happens and it definitely wasn't. As far as I have seen, the real world is the same for matters of the heart as for pretty much everything else. Everybody has to make their own choices and everyone gets their own results (whether the results were all under their control or not). So far as I can tell, everyone should make their own decisions and accept whatever consequences (and credit) come. Do what you can but if the results fall outside your control, don't let them stop you next time.
Negotiations with my son.
RichCC comments on Jan 15, 2019:
*Updated* Duck Season! Wabbit Season! Duck Season! Wabbit Season! ...Wabbit Season! Duck Season! Fire! Bam! ...You're desthpicable.
Is the US about to become a dictatorship, euphemistically called a "unitary government?
RichCC comments on Jan 13, 2019:
Too many Americans are selfish and shortsighted -- emphasis on the selfish. Here is an article this morning from Raw Story -- https://www.rawstory.com https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/trump-voters-selfish-love-identify/ We live in an extraction economy society where the only rule is gimme and the most aggressive, ruthless monsters win -- Greeks called it a Kakistocracy (government by the worst). I wish a could read the research data behind the reporter's story but the paper is behind a paywall.
If it bleeds, it leads.
RichCC comments on Jan 13, 2019:
Thanks for this post. ?
Knock Knock
RichCC comments on Jan 13, 2019:
I find it interesting how quickly Agnostic gets conflated with Atheist (it's not 'Athiest' BTW). It's like religion cannot withstand honest scrutiny. Lol. What's that old saying? 'No one can sincerely attend seminary school and come out believing in god.' When a person learns the contradictions and questionable origins of all the nonsense being peddled, they get stuck with one of two choices -- give up that sincerity or start closing their eyes a lot (which of course is the same thing). Lol, again.
The Simplest Explanation Of Global Warming Ever
RichCC comments on Jan 12, 2019:
I'm pretty convinced of the human cause but whatever the cause the effects and the associated consequences are real. Arguing blame is a time waste we can't afford.
I love pizza.
RichCC comments on Jan 11, 2019:
We tend to order take-n-bake and simple then Dr. it up ourselves. My favorite topping base is habanero sauce. My wife varies with her mood. We treat it as American comfort food -- it's a good way to relax and be lazy.
Do you still believe in marriage?
RichCC comments on Jan 11, 2019:
It's a matter of personal expectations and decisions. My wife and I have been happy together for 32 yrs. My parents were together (as far as i could tell happily) for over 50 yrs. 'til she passed. And all my siblings are still In their 1st tries in their mid 30 yrs. I don't know. Maybe we're (and our wives) all just boring.
Documents Show NRA and Republican Candidates Coordinated Ads in Key Senate Races – Mother Jones
RichCC comments on Jan 11, 2019:
Just think. If tRump gets away with declaring a national emergency, maybe a future liberal president will use the precedent to justify a national emergency and confiscate all guns. /snark (I'm anti-gun myself)
Biological genetic evolution can only react and never foresee.
RichCC comments on Jan 11, 2019:
I haven't thoroughly studied the data but I've read that of all species that have existed on Earth, 99.9 percent are now extinct. Biological evolution tries a lot of things and the vast majority them don't end successfully. I'm starting to think our 'intelligence' trick may be headed that way. Sorry for the nihilistic comment but to me recently it's appeared a discouraging time for our species. Update: That comment is too negative. We need to redouble our efforts (they are there) to take better control of our destiny while we can.
Stolen from a friend: Something that needs some thought.
RichCC comments on Jan 11, 2019:
I very much agree with your analysis. The only thing I would add is that the executive branch doesn't seem to be led by rational actors. They seem to be motivated by a winner/loser perception. I don't think Trump or the GOP really care who benefits or is damaged by their actions as long as they see themselves as 'winners' (which in their minds means others are 'losers' ). I just hope the rest of us aren't hurt too bad in the process.
Impeach or no?
RichCC comments on Jan 10, 2019:
I tried to select all of the first three but I'm not sure it took it. Fundagelical Pence scares me every bit as much as tRump but as a country we have to do something to get out of this situation. The Greek term I saw recently was 'Kakistocracy' (if I spelled it right). That means government by the worst -- just because they were the most aggressive and the most ruthless. The only reason our current rulers aren't successful mob bosses is that they aren't competent enough to follow through with that path.
@MrLizard and I are looking for a good home for Sonja.
RichCC comments on Jan 10, 2019:
Have you looked at local animal rescue groups? One I've been impressed with here in rural AZ is *United Animal Friends* although they specifically were focused on dogs . They put on adoption events, vet prospective recipients and help with advertising. They are volunteer and do good work.
We are now getting a clear picture of Trump's real deal-making: Never think of what is fair or ...
RichCC comments on Jan 10, 2019:
tRump is an American extraction economy 'conservative'. They believe In 'competiton' where it's not enough to win -- the other side must lose. At this point he doesn't care if the wall gets built or not. He just wants his opponents to lose. (And if he can gratify his racist tendencies, so much the better as he sees it.)
It is now a proven fact that our galaxy is but a single cell in a massive brain.
RichCC comments on Jan 10, 2019:
Yeah! That's the ticket! I think I remember Donald Sutherland *proving* that to Karen Allen as he hit on her in the Animal House movie. Or was he going small rather than big? It's so hard to keep track. ?
I'm getting cabin fever.
RichCC comments on Jan 10, 2019:
My wife and I lived in various spots near Seattle for 10 years. In all that time I don't ever remember it raining (by Arizona standards) but it was gray and drizzled almost every day. I think it got to up to 100°F once and it never got down to 0°F. We ended up back in the desert to see the sun and to experience four seasons again. Washington was fall all year round. We miss a lot of the culture and lifestyle but the constant gray was too much for for us.
With the way we behave, the human race deserves to go extinct. [smithsonianmag.com]
RichCC comments on Jan 9, 2019:
I read a paleontology book years ago called *3 Billion Years Of Life*. It was written in the 60s so the science is somewhat out of date but the premise still rings true. The author tried to do an analysis of species' existence time through what we know of geological history. He decided that species typically last 5-10 million years before they disappear. By that standard we aren't even being particularly successful. We are still far short of that and we're already threatening our own existence. (I did hope our kind would outlast my life though -- fingers crossed.)
Here's looking at you!
RichCC comments on Jan 2, 2019:
Bill's one of my favorite characters! Wasn't he the one who got thinking about the wonder of the universe and was so stunned that he fell into a numb stupor. I think I could follow that lead.
Why not? It worked for Mary! [amredeemed.com]
RichCC comments on Dec 27, 2018:
What a great opportunity! With a bit of paternity DNA testing they'll be able to point out god! She'd better not be foolin'. I'll be so disappointed.
Too funny but true!
RichCC comments on Dec 26, 2018:
I bet if you stacked all the different Spiderman comics -- even without the covers and ads - it'd be a lot thicker than JC's pages In the wholly babble. I wonder how a word count comparison would go. Lol.
How do you trap someone into committing perjury?
RichCC comments on Dec 17, 2018:
Like Bill Clinton was. He was stupid enough do do something morally humiliating even to himself. Then under oath he was asked if he did it. He was 'trapped'. Even though what they were asking about wasn't a crime, he was humiliated into perjury. That is a perjury trap.
Comedians have figured out the trick to covering Trump - YouTube
RichCC comments on Dec 14, 2018:
Good video and true. And it's yet another example of 'I can't believe people are spending time on this'. But somebody has to.
The limits to freedom of speech
RichCC comments on Dec 12, 2018:
Everything in our sphere is a human decision. I personally am a fan of the last few words of what I've been shown as the Wiccan Rede: 'an it does no harm, do what you will'. And the Platinum Rule: 'Treat people the way they want to be treated'. Again, the details become human decisions. I can't think of a better approach than to take our best humanist shot and see where the chips fall. The Greek Stoics had a reasonable point of view. 'Do what you can but if it's outside your influence, don't let it bother you'.
The Year of the Woman just roared in Trump's Oval Office - CNNPolitics
RichCC comments on Dec 12, 2018:
Good article. Thank you.

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