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I'm a retired science and health teacher and tutor (taught 1967 to 2012), and a father of two successful, independent adults (one step-, one that I'm in touch with often). I'm a grandpa to one grand-daughter and one grand son.

I consider myself quite fit, and healthy! Full head of hair, and close to ideal weight. I get a workout in every day! Sweating is in my daily play-book!

I do volunteer work a local botanical garden that's famous having the biggest/best Bonsai collection east of the Mississippi.

Search Botanical garden in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

I've been there since 2016, focusing on the veggie garden.

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Robecology comments on Jun 17, 2019:
We jumped in to the Vietnam war on the fudged and forged "Gulf of Tonkin" incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin_incident We started the Iraq war with the fudged and forged "Weapons of Mass destruction" incident. https://www.vox.com/2016/7/9/12123022/george-w-bush-lies-iraq-war If Bolton and Pompeo get their way with Trump - we're likely to attack Iran and "fire-up" the warriors in Trumplandia. A "war" would make us look heroic as we march in to Islamabad (Iran's capital) and "liberate" them...but many Iranians don't want a war.... While US saber-rattling can be dismissed as a political maneuver by the President to feed his ego and build support in his base, Iran’s actions and reactions must be seen in a different light. The Iranian government is based on an unbending and violent ideology. Since its founding, Iran has banked on its military to impose its will on its citizens as well as export the Islamic revolution. Iran's citizens, by contrast; want peace, and want to live "in the style of the West". Let's not get carried away with "liberation"....we could end up starting a nuclear tit-for-tat launch.... https://www.npr.org/2019/06/14/732619332/iran-denies-u-s-claim-that-it-attacked-tankers-in-gulf-of-oman
Is it too much to expect one man to be satisfied with one woman?
Robecology comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Alvin Toffler covered that topic well in "Future Shock" Paraphrasing; "100 years ago we had far fewer chances to "meet" potential mates for several reasons; -our life was shorter. -the population was smaller -the community was more religulous/traditional Today, with 158 more births, than deaths, every minute (227,000 per day) our life extended by healthy measures....there's far more people interacting for a much longer time; so...more men and women interact, more often...and relationships change faster than ever. But to be fair, let's reverse the question. Is it too much for one woman to be satisfied with one man? The answer to both is...yes...it is too much to expect a man or a woman to be satisfied in a monogamous relationship for many decades. That's why long-term relationships are becoming rare, and divorces are over 50% after 7 years.
What would you have said? I usually hang out in the park for a while midway through about a 5 ...
Robecology comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Wise to not be confrontational. We know the religious are, sadly #Religulous...suffering delusions. suffering the brain-washing of myths since childhood. You're brave, bold, and open-minded for NOT conflicting with the #religulous. I have some good friends who, sadly, are stuck in that frame of mind....but they're still good people.
Thanks Science!
Robecology comments on Jun 16, 2019:
or bubous? The word "boo-boo came from when you would have open sores, called Bubous...from Bubonic plague... Largely conquered (although still exists)...thanks to sanitation standards. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bubo#English
Happy Father's Day..
Robecology comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Where's the vomit/throwing-up emoji? Please, bring it back?
SGB: A possible breakthrough treatment for PTSD [cbsnews.com]
Robecology comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Saw this on 60 minutes. Amazing. Drug-free. Just a saline solution with a numbing agent injected in to certain location near the spine...wow!
How To Make A Chickenosaurus Building a dinosaur from a chicken | Jack Horner [youtube.com] ...
Robecology comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Wow! Impressive! Shared on FB!
Why So Irritated By Believers Comments?
Robecology comments on Jun 16, 2019:
There's love, hate, and indifference. Those who go in to a tirade are in the "hate" stage...they either 1. Have doubts about their own convictions, or 2. Are exhausted with the constant proselytizing, or 3. A little of both. The "indifference" strategy is, to me, the best. You ignore the shouters and proselytizers because you're convinced they're wrong, and you're right. You feel sorry for them because they're so obviously brain-washed. You almost empathize with their naivité. Don't hate. Be indifferent.
I don't own a crock pot - but I do have my 3 favorite slow cookers. Great on the stove and in the ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
If you own a "dutch oven" (large, heavy pot with lid) and a regular oven, you don't need those plug in slow cookers. I imagine you might save a few pennies of energy; but my go-to slow cooking tools are a large lided pot and an oven. Kudos for NOT owning a "slow-cooker".
Can someone give me a rough-guess based on research if there are more in Americans that went to ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I won't venture a guess regarding non-college Atheist/agnostics; but I think the stats from Pew is very telling; Of "college/university" educated (graduates? not clear).... Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% Atheist 5% Agnostic 6% Nothing in particular 14% Don't know 1% So of the 25% who indicated "none" only 1 in 5 had the conviction to declare Agnostic or Atheist. The "nothing in particular" are still "fence sitting"...so that's about half of the "unaffiliated". So this, in itself, is an important stat. When I searched "general population of millenials - non-college students - relgious/non-religious data" I found almost the same breakdown...but 11% more "unaffiliated" and 9% more "nothing in particular" Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 36% Atheist 6% Agnostic 7% Nothing in particular 23% Don't know 1% So your question was a good one; there is a difference (don't know if it's statistically significant or not) between college ed and non-college ed youth/millenials. https://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/generational-cohort/younger-millennial/
Presidents and Mass Shootings | National Affairs
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
"The more crowded it gets, the crazier, more violent we are toward eachother" (J.B.Calhoun, 1962 -https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1501789/pdf/califmed00143-0080.pdf "As the quantity of life in any given area increases, the quality of life decreases"....J.R. Malthus, 1812 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Essay_on_the_Principle_of_Population
I was pondering ways of despatching the Trump and thought,"The red hot iron up the anus" Does that ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Bette Midler got blasted for suggesting a "shiv" or stabbing for the POTUS; https://thehill.com/homenews/news/447057-actress-bette-midler-faces-pushback-over-trump-shiv-joke
‘Storm of a century’: Why voter turnout in 2020 might be nothing like we’ve ever seen ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
In a recent paper, the Democratic voter-targeting firm Catalist projected that about 156 million people could vote in 2020, an enormous increase from the 139 million who cast ballots in 2016. Likewise, Public Opinion Strategies, a leading Republican polling firm, recently forecast that the 2020 contest could produce a massive turnout that is also unprecedentedly diverse. Both are democratic/leftist leaning journals. I'm afraid it's wishful thinking...I sure hope they're right....but after the 2016 debacle I doubt it.
I want to go on a roadtrip. Next weekend Dazeypanda and I are going to the Sandcastle Exhibition at ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Road Trip...yeh! Going on a long one (2000 + miles) next week.... Here's my route! Sleeping in the car? I've done it a couple of times...but it's so easy to find a place to stay for the night...strongly prefer a basic motel to snoozing in the vehicle. https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_uuid=0b8da8cc-4f41-4c66-9c1f-f574599ec0d5
Finally the truth 😊
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Damned! I had to look this one up! Too funny! Here's my theory: After repeatedly failing to capture Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote has his sights set on the Roadrunner, but since his brain failed him so many times before, he has lost confidence in his intelligence and is blind to the fact that the ACME products will never work now matter how many times they blow up in his face. Quite literally. Wile is so determined to catch the Roadrunner that he has taken a vow if silence until he meets his goal, which is why he usually holds up sighs and why most people think he can't speak. And because he refuses to eat anything else, Wile has lost his strength and is unable to catch the Roadrunner on his own. A feat which would be very easy in real life, after comparing the speed if a coyote to that of a roadrunner. https://aminoapps.com/c/cartoon/page/blog/why-cant-wile-e-coyote-catch-the-roadrunner/xpRI_2uNGPrMBNBqeRB4nMwM42531
Shiny, happy, people... How do you like this lovely lady? I likey mucho... πŸ˜„πŸ˜˜
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
A shot like that seems personal, un-posed, private. If She was proud to "expose" herself, I'd ask her or I'd ask her photographer to find a decent "setting". She's a fit young woman...but it's hard to call this "sexy-classy"...
Difficult? Maybe. Also: Deep, delirious, delectable, delightful, and a little devastating? I'll ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
What's your point?
My Uncle Giuseppe Paladino’s spaghetti sauce and meatballs as served in his restaurant. Modified ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
https://www.telegram.com/article/20131229/OBIT/312290317
My Uncle Giuseppe Paladino’s spaghetti sauce and meatballs as served in his restaurant. Modified ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I knew an "Angelo Paladino" who was a master baker and Cannoli king of Worcester at Scano’s Bakery, Massachusetts. I know his daughter well. I was wondering if they might be related?
Discount books.
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
May I add "Black Holes- the nearest of which is 3000 light years away - and how they will never affect us"
What is your favorite sport....
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I try to "sweat' every day. I read that's important for us seniors. I swim every 3-4th day. (30 - 40 laps, short pool). I bike 4-8 mies every 3- 4 days I hit a tennis-ball-machine every 3-4 days. I also have a variety of workout equipment in my home...hate the 'gym scene". I have a set of clubs...and a par 3-4 9 hole walk-about course is within my community; but I've played only once. Waiting for my son to take an interest.
Had planted several new daylily starts in late Feb or March, here's my first daylily bloom of the ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
That looks like a Hibiscus?
Is there Left and Right inside Democrats as well & what is the general position of Democrats Party,...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
You're from India; and a native Afghani. You might want to tell us the opinions of the people in your community. How do you "see" the American position? Thank you for wanting to "fight" terrorism....but remember; the pen, and the words typed...are mightier than the sword....
Prayers are cheap.
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
If anyone ever asks for "thoughts and prayers" ....I tell them I'm "hard of hearing/reading.....
How's this for a "That Sucks" topic: Home destroyed in NorCal Camp Fire on November 8; insurance ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
@Ogrebattle You're alive and communicating with us....that's a start. Please; read the image-meme...Dawkins makes you feel lucky to be alive;
Call them like I see them
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
So....airy....so....spacious!
Well , I will like mention , actually not sorry at all .
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I shared this on the FB group, "Faith is Mental Illness"...go there....fun chatter!
They're here. The Jehovah Witnesses are out today. Messed up my morning coffee routine! Damn, damn, ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
They present a challenge to me. I love sharing Agnostic sayings, wisdom, etc....they usually walk away quickly after I've chewed their ears.... of course; I have to have had my first coffee....lol!
A Women's World Cup Football/Soccer match is on between Cameroon and The Netherlands. So Connie's ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I took my son and his new wife to New Orleans a few years ago, and we found a natural museum there; and there was an exhibit called "The future of food".... I bet you can guess the main ingredients? Yep...insects. They talked about and displayed various "meals" and "flours" that were insects ground up so well that they didn't matter what they looked like. The promise is... -they grow fast -they eat weeds -they're high protein -their meal, or flour, will some day be an ingredient for "meat-like" substitutes... -the growing world population (158 more births, than deaths, per minute) need food. and of course; there were samples of the creatures themselves; both living and toasted....whole, with different seasonings. I'm not sure if allowing or encouraging "sampling" of whole critters (usually large worms, or caterpillars, or grasshoppers) was a good thing...but many a brave soul did sample them...I wish I had a pic of the look on my son's face!
Four town or row houses known as the Four Sisters, St. John's, Newfoundland. Built 1890's by Samuel...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
What I've learned is that despite the beauty of building on a hill, or non-level surface is that the land below the homes...even solid rock....shift and slide. Europe and Italy in particular is learning this....as "static" as any hilly land appears...it's moving. Pipes, foundations, all cracked beyond repair. I'm impressed with their external beauty; they are a monument to the home-builder... ...but you can bet they're unoccupied for just the reasons I've mentioned.
6 am....again. And I am about to kick off the worst freaking month and a half of my entire career in...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Wow. Sad for you. Time to re-arrange your life. Assets; you're only 29. You have a beautiful face Liabilities. Your health...you're fighting for disability? So it's time to either move, &/or quit the job, &/or change your diet/fitness/meds regimen, &/or get out of Kansas. Good luck...
Were there any problems in this world BEFORE Trump was president or did ALL of the world issues ...
Robecology comments on Jun 15, 2019:
As the human population grows (158 more births, than deaths, per minute, 227,000 more per day) but the world doesn't ...more and more have to fight for, compete for, and share less and less. ...and there's only one solution. ZPG. ...and we know how to get there. It's our greed, our need to keep "growing' that stops us....and will end it for us. http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock/
Blyde River Canyon, near Graskop, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Breathtaking!
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Surreal landscape! Is that the ocean in the background?
Atheist media?
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
I always keep good 'ol George's classic "Religion is B.S." link...here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE
That is a sweet-lookin' lady!
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Sexy and classy!
Can anyone guess this is.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Kayly Cuoco? https://www.fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/kaley-cuoco.jpg
Nice weather todayπŸ™‚ it's like very calm and no possible threat of rain. And I hope my mind is ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Are those hi-rise buildings all "homes" or "private residences"? or are they businesses? Their "height" is impressive!
What is your experience with meeting others via online dating sites and apps?
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
I thought I had replied to this; perhaps on another group? Anyway; I've met and had decent, fairly long term relationships with three women on dating sites since they got started, in the early 90's. I actually did "personal ads" pre-internet in the late 80's. I divorced in 88. I actually married one I met in the late 90's...but by 2005 it was over. I'm still seeing...then not seeing...then seeing...then not seeing....a woman I met in 2006 through the dating sites. My recommendations? The pricey ones don't work that well. They're rather scammish. The free ones worked the best for me. POF, OKCupid, AmericanSingles...(I think they've changed names) were all free, and worked for me. It appears that Agnostic.com should work for anyone who wants to find another "soulmate" who's not worried about religion....that's turned out to be rather important to me.
Unbelievable! ATF agents searching for thousands of guns stolen from their facility before they ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Christopher Yates, 52, a guard who worked as a contract employee for ATF for 16 years, was charged in federal court in West Virginia. He pleaded guilty in April to possession of a stolen gun and stealing government property. Yates is set to be sentenced in August. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each count but is unlikely to get the maximum under federal sentencing guidelines. The ATF has recovered more than 4,000 guns and parts that had been reported missing while Yates worked there, according to Yates' plea agreement. Yates admitted to stealing at least 3,000 slides, a key part of a gun allowing it to fire, from Glock semiautomatic handguns. He also admitted to stealing dozens of guns, including at least four fully automatic machine guns, which are closely regulated by the ATF. Anyone laughing yet? I am....at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: ATF Home Page https://www.atf.gov/
I haven't submitted in awhile. Enjoy.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Sexy - sort of. Classy? Sorry, no. Please; someone make a "young and sexy" strand? this smacks of kiddie porn.
Licensing more effective at reducing gun deaths than background checks checks alone, according to ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Again....I know this seems to be redundant...but Obama said this years ago... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6imFvSua3Kg
Makes sense to me.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
That's Zack for you... https://cdn.acidcow.com/pics/20141002/comical_genius_09.jpg
[dailykos.com] Joe Biden is a relic from the past and this one exchange with a 13 year old girl ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Senator Liz Warren tells girls she meets that girls run for President. Senator Kamala Harris gives public speaking tips to girls she’s met. Senator Sen Gillibrand tells girls she meets, they can be leaders. Joe Biden meets a voter’s granddaughter in an Iowa coffee shop and asks her age. She says she’s 13. He addresses her brothers. “You’ve got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister.” Really, Joe?
Getting rid of Citizens United would significantly help to stop the widening of the gap between ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
The petition for a constitutional amendment has 13,977 signatures. Who's going to make it go over 14K? Please share the link....and sign? Thanks. https://www.change.org/p/stand-against-citizens-united-and-support-everyday-americans post-edit Dan325 checked and told me the petition is closed. Nothing has been done :(
Who love these together?
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
I remember tasting an RC once....way too sweet for me....I think Coke has the least sugar, Pepsi more, and RC the most. https://www.quora.com/Taste-wise-whats-the-difference-among-Coca-Cola-Pepsi-and-RC-Cola
Looks like something is getting strangled.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
"In"...as in deep within his crack?
It matters only✌❀
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Don't just like...love. If you want to live on after you die...be known for being passionately in love with someone...or even something.
Alex Jones for press secretary? 😎 [babylonbee.com]
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
We want the Mooch back! At least he tried to be honest... http://fortune.com/2019/06/14/who-will-replace-sarah-huckabee-sanders/
Alex Jones for press secretary? 😎 [babylonbee.com]
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
That'll work...LOL!
I think I see the problem! 😳 Putin says U.S.-Russia relations are getting 'worse and worse' ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Just a little something ....kinda like what Monica did for Bill? C'mon...admit it!
I saw this skunk while out driving last night.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
It looks like you were seconds away from being "squirted" ...they pick up their tail and can shoot you over their shoulder...while looking at you!
Does anyone have any thoughts on a clover yard? I'm more interested in having a greener yard and ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Yes indeed! There's plenty of low/slow growing plants that you can put in instead of the typical "grass" lawns. Do explore them and keep us posted!
Happy Friday! What do and don't you like about the state in which you live? I keep thinking ...
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Florida; land of Ho-hum (hot and humid) weather. No-see-ums, (I had to install speciaI, finer mesh, more expensive screens) 'skeeters" and the mate-while-flying love bugs (actually not bugs, but flies; see image) that cover your car with a hard to remove stain...yea...it's a mixed advantage to living here, for sure! Yea, the 'skeeters' can be mean...if they get you, the itch lasts for days. I hate wearing repellent...but the stuff is getting safer every day. But...having said that....I love, love, love the weather! I also am more "acclimatized" to warm weather than most. I'm brown eyed and tan easily....I think they call it having "Mediterranean" blood...but I'm so happy when all the snowbirds (blue-eyed/lighter skinned) folk who "can't stand the summers in Florida" go home! More pool time for me!
[youtu.be] The science of cannabis
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Good one. Shared.
Destination weddings
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
I almost attended a wedding at/in/on Machu Pichu...but then the same thought crossed my mind...
Atheist media?
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Penn Jillette is a well known and outspoken atheist/agnostic; here's one of his many meme-posts; https://pics.me.me/the-question-i-get-asked-by-religious-people-all-the-49856278.png
Atheist media?
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Bill Maher produced a movie, #Religulous. Here's a clip of "the best of" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uqiv3tCghA
A new biomech sketch I did yesterday.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Frame it! Too much work to just sit in a book!
Your Brain on Fox News
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
...including the handle over the open flame...yep...I get it!
Ok, so 10,000 is a very conservative number.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Ladies and gentlemen; I hereby explain the Trump supporter. They are suffering a complex delusional syndrome...you can feel sorry for them. Be nice to them. Try not to get them upset...they react irrationally to the truth... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9R6jgE7SQ
Ok, so 10,000 is a very conservative number.
Robecology comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Trump is no fool. He's playing the ignorant of America like a clever carnival shill. He knows just the right buttons to push...things to say.
I knew she was a professional at something!
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I see an easy new job for KellyAnne; press secretary.
The brain washing continues. I saw this posted in Facebook by a Trump fan and I had to laugh. ...
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
OK. Trump can be a nice person. Look...he got a Slovenian hooker a great opportunity for a new lifestyle in America...got her a new face, new boobs... Can you imagine what he did for this 13 year old that he raped? Probably got her new boobs and a new face, a name change, new SS card...no wonder no one can find her.... https://www.snopes.com/tachyon/2016/06/Donald_Trump_Lawsuit_.jpg?resize=806,539
Out looking for wildlife. All from the White Mountains of Arizona over the last couple of weeks.
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Nice; Please, photographers....as a reminder; consider sharing your lens size, speed and apertures? Unless not listed....thanks!
Started on a modified vegetable diet Monday and have lost nearly 8 pounds in the last 84 hours - ...
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
A good vegan diet takes a lot of work. Kudos on finding one that works for you.
Does socialists are against the right of guns possesion by the people?
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Socialism isn't for or against gun rights. It's for using the government to collect funds to pay for things that society needs...so for example, Socialism collects money (taxes) to pay for -military -health care -road and highway maintenance -schools/education. -regulation of farming, food production, and other things...including licensing, testing and demanding insurance for car -and gun - use. Some nations have got this down well. Some don't do well with it at all. Brazil has had the socialization of fuel regulation ahead of most North and South American nations. That's why you pay so little for gas; and almost all of your gas has 10-15% Ethanol (alcohol from plants) in it. Brazil is apparently well socialized in health care. I'm not sure where you stand with gun regulation and control. But you are far ahead of us in the fuel and health care department. With our rediculous death rate, I'm guessing you're ahead of us in gun regulation and control (socialization) as well Healthcare in Brazil is a constitutional right. ... Public healthcare is provided to all Brazilian permanent residents and foreigners in Brazilian territory through the National Healthcare System, known as the Unified Health System (Portuguese: Sistema Único de Saúde, SUS). The SUS is universal and free for everyone. Healthcare in Brazil - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Brazil
I have always hated the or else technique (utlamatam) Why as a society do we still go on the threat ...
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
You hit on the main reason I'm happily divorced. I have been with women who at first seem smart, and articulate; but then get down to the "threatening and belittling" campaigns. That's when I softly, and politely, issue an ultimatum...'either you will quietly, softly, and slowly discuss the issue, and how you will help me solve it...or you will say nothing - and leave". It's about "Transactional Analysis" (see link attached). It's about talking "adult to adult" not talking "down". It's about talking, not shouting. It's about addressing the problem, not attacking the person. If you're in a debate; it's debating the issues; fairly, quietly, with equal time given to each debater. The goal is to stay close to the top of the debate triangle. (see image) Here's my favorite chart on that issue; I keep it handy;
Hi from coastal Alabama! I’m still learning the ropes here. πŸ™‚
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I think Jimmy Buffett went to school in your home town! Buffett was born on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and spent part of his childhood in Mobile, Alabama. He is the son of Mary Lorraine (née Peets) and James Delaney Buffett, Jr. During his grade school years, he attended St. Ignatius School, where he played the trombone in the school band. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Buffett
Hello from Indianapolis Indiana! Thought I'd stop lurking and start participating.
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Welcome Indy person!
Would you?
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
It's an interesting perspective. I have to respect those tapering off on red meat, as I have; most med science finds we eat too much of it. Butchering is still a skill, and can be an expensive proposition. While touring a mid-western cattle ranch last year, I asked the owner "what's holding back farmers from raising Buffalo" the answer wasn't the cost of the feed - it was the cost of the butchering harness. Cattle can have their heads locked In rather inexpensively. Buffalo, due to their almost missing neck and huge shoulders, need a very expensive harness. Laws are now being considered and passed, allowing field slaughter. That way the animals aren't herded and guided in to slaughter locks....which builds up toxins in their flesh. https://www.concordmonitor.com/Archive/2016/03/From-Archives-2/buffalobill-cm-032316 Once you've seen it...or have taken part in it...you "get it" and know that the best and smartest make sure that it's sudden and leaves the animal with little "suffering". Those labels were slapped on the packaging by folk who I'm sure never experienced "butchering"; and it shows a bias of theirs...the animals aren't "named" - they are I.D. by number tags...and it's unkind and unfair of them to assign a name to the meat cut. They're trying to personalize this. That's wrong. And it's a fact; taste is an acquired thing. I do admire folk who've lowered or removed their taste for meat from their diet. I've tried...I can't.
Pic of the day.
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
The soft blue green on the water and the sky...wow....frame-able!!
Imagine the carnage that ensued!
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Fascinating indeed. I recall reading that the Oriental eyelid (which contains far more fatty tissue than most) evolved as eye protection from the cold. I also recall reading that small-statured was a survival feature of many island species; from humans down to Key Deer. Something about the smaller body needing less food and thus thriving in a minimalist island environment. "The diminutive stature and small brain of H. floresiensis may have resulted from island dwarfism—an evolutionary process that results from long-term isolation on a small island with limited food resources and a lack of predators. Pygmy elephants on Flores, now extinct, showed the same adaptation." "The smallest known species of Homo and Stegodon elephant are both found on the island of Flores, Indonesia. However, some scientists are now considering the possibility that the ancestors of H. floresiensis may have been small when they first reached Flores." http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-floresiensis
Has anyone seen Kraft's new Salad Frosting campaign ads? It is designed to help parents get kids eat...
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I love my son and daughter in law; but that's one habit they've developed that i hate; always pushing my new grandson to eat. I raised my son to be a very picky eater...and now in his late 30's he's still lean and athletic...yet they've adopted a "helicopter" or "bulldozer" parent approach...and I feel sorry for my little Grandson. Notice, in this CDC GIF, how rampantly obesity is growing in America. I think this "push to eat" is the root cause of the problem. http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2013/04/130417-MOTW-obesity-map.gif
Good morning ... I think we will need a canoe soon to go anywhere! It has been raining so hard, and...
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Nice. I do remember a child who was a neighbor...and the first "bully" I encountered. I remember his name, as well; Jackie Winston. I remember suffering being "hit" for no clear reason when he was around. Only later in life did I discover that bullies are themselves "loved" by abusive parents...so that's how they know love....by assaults from thier parents. He was...and is to this day.....in my nightmares.
So trump says he would like to run against Biden because Biden is mentally weak... Should be a fair...
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Trump and his followers are suffering a delusional syndrome similar to the #Religulous... watch... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9R6jgE7SQ
This answers one question I have heard from some concerned citizens.
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
There's a reason they're so relatively un/under educated. They've been raised by the #religulous so they're very prone to delusional thinking... This cartoon explains it well; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9R6jgE7SQ
This answers one question I have heard from some concerned citizens.
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
My absolute worst students from 1967 up until 2012 are, I'm sure, today's Trump voters. They won't be forced to do a damned thing. That's why the worse comments he makes, the more obstinate the "Trump support" gets. Here's a great cartoon to explain their mentality.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9R6jgE7SQ
Why am I always stuck in the middle?
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Shared on FB...too funny!
A little political and economics lesson
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Copied and shared on FB...excellent!
Remember this or do you still use them?
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Yep; I still have a very similar box!
Good morning all... It's been almost a week since my gf Heidi has been staying with Frankie and ...
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Sounds like everythings' going for you. Have you decided on a name?
Have you been teaching the little ones?
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
LOL...the stuff of legends...
I need my coffee......
Robecology comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I think we're genetically adapted to having coffee....
What is the main difference between Social Democracy and Social Liberalism?
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Watch this, and decide for yourself. Socialism is an easy word to break down. It's doing something for the benefit of society; the Ism comes in when it becomes a practice; Watch, please; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4rr9Lcx_dQ
Who is awake?
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Getting sleepy; turning on Maddow in 10 minutes...
Yes, menaretrash, but the good kind.
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
LOL!
What we think about vs what will probably kill us. “We must fight the fear instinct that ...
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Valuable charts!
Meanwhile, back at the Mall.......
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Damned; you really capture colors and angles so well...true photographic art. Are you enlarging any of these? Putting any on the market?
Maybe there's something to this reincarnation stuff.
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
The Clown and The Colonel are both welcome guests at his dinner table; https://agnostic.com/images/answers/114196_1dc7x1lxyx3l98t_full.jpeg?v=2=IwAR2RztfYTLYglwedSC_bX8VlUxwEE11WEzzoX1yIKw75Y_lt0art5ZC86C4
Agree or disagree?πŸ€”
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
I'm not sure I like the spiritial/#religulous intonations of "meant to be". Some are raised with good communications skills - these have better chances at relationship success...period. There's always the exception - I don't buy that "meant to be" thing. Some are raised by not such good "communicators....some raised with less "love" than others....so does this mean they're "fated" to be the same? Some of us come out of sad/corrupt/spiteful/hostile parental relationships and fight to never let that happen in their lives... And what does that mean; "fight like a married couple"? I know some who never fight. Some who verbally fight. Some who physically "fight"...was that "meant to be"? Sorry...hard to buy the "meant to be" thing. Call me agnostic....I need proof...
For most of us, pool season has begun. Here's some inspiration to get out there and get some Vit D!!...
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
C'mon, grumpy...smile! It's summertime...almost....
Stephen was in great form - just hammered on the orange one. :) [youtube.com]
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Colbert ALWAYS covers Trump so "on point"...
Good Morning All. Last night Dan set up his telescope over Tammy's, with no trees , to see Saturn ...
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
I sold my scope. :-( I'd have to spend thousands to get a scope that would get decent shots, or "follow" a star long enough for a time-lapse... I have to get myself over to the local planetarium in Port St. Lucie; I hear they have good shows there....
Hey guys... Just wanted to thank all the members here who have increased their activity here! It ...
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Wow; I'm impressed...you're actually counting the likes per day? Now that's a good originator/moderator!
DRIVING WHILE STONED Drivers With Common THC Limit Are Not More Likely To Cause Accidents, Study ...
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Driving drunk... "sure I can drive - in my opinion, I'm clever and smarter when I'm drunk" . Driving stoned... "damned...do I have to? Maybe if I go real slow....." ...of course a stoned driver is safer.
Love these old ChevysπŸ€—β€
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Anyone notice which are "sedans" and which are "hardtops"? That's not a term used much anymore; but had significance back then. I had a 55 Plymouth "hardtop" that was just so good looking... https://www.thewestcoastclassics.com/galleria_images/879/879_main_l.jpg
People inspire you or drain you. Choose wisely. Agree/isagree?
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Soooo much easier said than done....
She said she needed another bra. Who am I to argue?
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Perfect example of Neither Sexy nor classy...almost feel sorry for the lass...
Sophie Turner in a risque bikini.
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
For those who aren't "in the know".... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Turner
I want everybody here to be able to talk about whatever facet of gun and lethal weapon control you ...
Robecology comments on Jun 12, 2019:
As is my usual comment; I present the best president we're likely to have had in our lifetime explain the simple things that will someday make gun use much smarter, much safer, much more responsible. Obama had the answer to this complex question years ago...watch and listen; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6imFvSua3Kg

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