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i'm 63 years of age, separated since 2005, would happily get a divorce IF I had any idea where my estranged wife was living.
I have been married twice, had a son who was stillborn and a daughter who passed away aged 16 from cancer in January 2001, I live alone except for my fish in an aquarium, I enjoy gardening, reading, 60s -80s music, art, poetry, good documentaries, English crime shows and decent movies including history based ones, cook for myself, mostly healthy foods but the occasional 'fast foods'' as a kind of 'treat' once or twice a fortnight, grow my vegies when I can.
I'm a very laid back, easy going type of person so what you see is pretty much what you get.

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There are 13 fancy polystyrene birds sitting on an electric high line wire. You take out your nifty ...
Triphid comments on Nov 11, 2019:
Depends on how good your aim is and how many shots you take. When I was a teenager I used to get 5 cents a head for every sparrow I shot using my Slazenger .177 Air Rifle to keep them away from my Dad's Grape Vines and the stone fruit trees as well. My best tally for 4 hours of shooting was 119 sparrows, 2 crows and 3 mice.
Can anyone with theology knowledge (or knows someone with) explain this? As we near Christmas and ...
Triphid comments on Nov 11, 2019:
The Roman Census that the Goat-herders Guide to Galaxy CLAIMS to have happened did NOT happen. A 'count' of the population of their subjects was kept ONLY when taxes were collected and the Tax Collectors traveled from city to city,town to town rather than forcing the people to collect in one set place or return to their birth-place. Under Roman Law, taxes were collected on the calends of the month of Janus ( January) the first month of each year and again on the calends of the 7th. month of each year, September. All taxes collected were then handed over to Governor of the Province to be counted and tallied up with the population count before being divided between the Governor to pay the Legions under his command, the Emperor and the Treasury of the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Roman taxes were usually based on being 1 denarius per person in each household plus 1/10th of the value of crops produced or 'income' realized from any business activities conducted, i.e. a household of 2 Adults + 2 children would be expected to pay 4 denari +plus a 'tithe' of 1/10th. of the income earned for every month between tax collections. the Romans were very pendantic, strict and excellent record keepers even including down to precisely how much grain was needed for EVERY man in EVERY Legion for EVERY meal he ate.
How does this thing work?
Triphid comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Well, as with most things IT often helps to read the instructions first.
[yahoo.com] Trump appears to forget the words to the National Anthem at a college football game. ...
Triphid comments on Nov 10, 2019:
I honestly doubt that Humpty tRumpty could find his own arse without someone giving him a map and very explicit directions in words of 2 or less syllables. It's an odds on bet that Melania has to get on top to have sex with him as well because his one. lone brain cell can't comprehend where to TRY and insert his 'micro-penis' either.....LOL.
As we attempt to shift our culture from superstition based to one based on science and the reality ...
Triphid comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Well, it seems like good news for ALL of Humankind to me. As for "celebrate and mourn our dead," well as my 16 year old daughter requested in the week before she succumbed to cancer, " Don't waste time your time and tears mourning me when I've died, celebrate my life and not my death." Well, instead of having the weeping and wailing associated with any funeral, I ensured that Lorrae's was a 100% celebration of her short, but none-the-less, as good a life as I could possibly have given her and saved my tears and grieved after I was home and alone. In my honest opinion WE need to CELEBRATE the lives of those we lose, remember the good things they have done with those lives and hold them to dear to us for death WILL come to us all eventually and as such WE must learn to live in the here and now, NOT in the false promises of an 'Afterlife' as religions would have us believe in. As for churches, etc, 'falling' to Free and Rational Thinking, well ALL empires eventually crumble and the empires of religions are NO different to any other empire, let them fall BUT replace them them human kindness, co-operation and unity, etc, and watch as we build a whole new world, a world FREE of the domination and control of thought processes, etc. Turn these edifices of Delusions and Superstitions, etc, into places beneficial to ALL and NOT to the so-called 'chosen few.'
[youtu.be] David Essex. - Rock On. Live 1974.... I absolutely loved this guy!
Triphid comments on Nov 10, 2019:
First saw and heard Dave Ess ( as we Aussies kind of named him in our true Aussie style) on Countdown, the Australian Broadcasting Commission's Music Show, he was great then and his music is still great as well.
Hitchens and Lane Craig: Another of Hitchens' best summations. . . .""Does God Exist? William Lane ...
Triphid comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Okay, as I've often said before, IF we were designed by some Creator Deity then the dopey twat completely failed in having ANY knowledge of the Rules of Health and Safety simply because of this, Why the fuck would ANYONE in their right mind put a 'playground' right next to a sewage outlet. In human males the semen and urine use the same tube to exit the body, the 'generators' of sperm are swinging away totally unprotected in nothing more than a bag of skin. No offense meant to the ladies here, BUT, the female genitalia, though quite fun to stimulate and they often taste very nice as well, bear a bit of a resemblance to something left after sitting on a chainsaw that has been running at full tilt, the female urethra is situated just above the vaginal opening therefore urine can often contaminate the vagina IF not wiped clean after urination. Though quite elastic, the birth canal (vagina) often cannot stretch wide enough to facilitate the birth of a child, especially the head,which in humans IS larger than in most other animals, mammals included, hence an episitomy has to be preformed to allow passage of this larger head. The human penis comes in numerous lengths, sizes and some very ODD shapes as well so, if this Great Designer truly thought about what he/she was ACTUALLY doing then, logically and hygenically speaking, etc, would not he/she have rectified these anatomical disasters in the first place?
Medical study proves validity of speaking in tongues - The Christian Post
Triphid comments on Nov 10, 2019:
I look at ANYTHING published under the Xrstian flag as being 99.9999% Complete and Unadulterated Grasping at Straws Bullshit and the remaining and minute fraction of a percent being absolute religio-tard based wishful thinking.
Oh that religious crazy train just keeps rolling along, even though it went off the tracks a long ...
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Oh FFS when are these Faithfools ever going STOP meddling with the PRIVATE lives of people?
Any other women feel this way?
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
" Cosmetic beauty IS only skin deep, true beauty goes right down to the bones." - Wm. Anthony.
I have never heard of one? Rolls Royce pick up?
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Ah, I see the Clampets of Beverly Hills have finally gotten around to trading in their old car....LOL.
Howdy folks! Found this link in my FB newsfeed and thought I'd check it out. How nice to find a ...
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Welcome aboard the Reality Train my friend, pick a seat, enjoy the company and the ride to Reason and Logic, etc, we're all looking forward to read your posts, etc.
This is an amazing confrontation. Christopher Hitchens, and Stephen Fry, against the very ignorant ...
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Hitchens and Fry truly handed the catholics, etc, their arses on plate with that one, loved every second of it.
Hitchens and Lane Craig: Another of Hitchens' best summations. . . .""Does God Exist? William Lane ...
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
" Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics," wtf will they come with next....LOL.
What are your moral "feelings" :::::Infidelity? Cheating? Cuckolding? . . . . On what basis? The ...
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Personally speaking here, my morals come, basically, from what my father taught me were right or wrong from the earliest times in my childhood. Ergo I need NO archaic book of Superstitions, Mythologies, etc, NOR no God nor any such Imaginary Being contained in the same book to define for me what I should or not do, my morals and ethics came from knowing that I should always do what is right and correct DESPITE what some book/Priest, etc, says, and they have been passed down through generations after generations from long before human was recorded.
How do you deal with Christmas?
Triphid comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Well, I used to celebrate it when my daughter was alive and as a reason for giving gifts and having a big feast, etc, NO REligion in it of course, but stopped it when she passed away in Jan.2001 until my nephew, Henry came on the scene in 2013, since neither his parents nor I are anything remote close to religiously inclined in any way, we simply do it for his benefit MINUS any references to religion.
Can you post a song with short or sweet in the title? I'll go first -Boston's Fenway Park Theme ...
Triphid comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond.
Has anyone run into the genre known as Christian fiction? Classically, nothing on the cover blurbs,...
Triphid comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Yep, found that out many a time, it looks good, get a few pages/chapters into it and WHAM, out comes the religious crap. Had that happen to me a few times in a local Bookshop as well as the Library and copped an earful from the Bookshop Owner when I asked her " Why wasn't this trashy material placed where it should be, under Religion and not just fiction?" And I'll also 'fess up' to turning religious books around on the shelves at my local library so the spine of the book faces the back of the shelves from time to time. Oh, and I'd better 'fess up' to this as well while I'm at it, I also put little notes into religious books at libraries, etc, that say things like, " God does NOT exist, you've been taken for a ride," etc. So, okay I'm ready for it, lay some penance upon me people....LOL
Anonymous author writes Trump's decision-making is eroding over time
Triphid comments on Nov 8, 2019:
WHAT, you mean Humpty tRumpty ACTUALLY makes decisions?
Baby it's cold outside! 33 degrees... Took me five minutes to warm up during my morning run! How ...
Triphid comments on Nov 8, 2019:
A bit on the cool side here, unusual considering it SUPPOSED to be nearly Summer in Australia.
The innocence of children...
Triphid comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Loved that one, can imagine a child coming out with something like that because I once had to deliver a baby ( Trained Midwife here btw) on my lounge room floor because the mother went into labour outside my front gate, as the baby girl emerged into the world her 5 year old son, who has being quite serious about the whole thing suddenly shout out, " Quick,put him back he's not finished, he hasn't got his willy yet." It WAS a baby girl btw, a nice, healthy little girl with a really great set of lungs to boot. It took a bit of time to explain to the young fellow that his new baby was a girl and NOT a boy who still needed to grow his willy while we were waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the same ambulance that had managed to call at 3 separate addresses in 3 separate and different streets.
Fancy a roast anyone? [theguardian.com]
Triphid comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Wow, now that would have been a mammoth feast ( excuse the pun).
"Scott Morrison’s time at Tourism New Zealand, Tourism Australia and his preselection to ...
Triphid comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Not really surprised in the least simply because my Dad always said, " It IS easier to find Rocking Horse manure than it is to find an HONEST man in parliament."
To any educators in the group. or retired . Have any of you had to teach evolution as part of your...
Triphid comments on Nov 7, 2019:
I was never an Educator/Teacher as such BUT I did spend many a good hour as Volunteer in the role as 'helper' teaching kids to learn to read,write and ask questions. I can still remember one child in particular, approx. 9 years of age, asking me the question " Where did humans come from," and a Teacher, a quite religious one in a PUBLIC school btw, admonishing me for explain Evolution to the child INSTEAD of merely reciting the Creation Story. The best of it is that this child, hopefully and maybe as a result in some small way, is NOW a well-educated and recognised Forensic Archaeologist and a Biologist too boot, all this from a child who at the age of 9 could barely manage to read and write.
Catholic Church investigating nuns who returned pregnant after Africa trip
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Very snide and sarcastic LOL here, BUT it looks like these 'Brides Of Christ' actually got to 'consumate their marriage then....LOL.
Gene Vincent - King of Fools [youtube.com]
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
LOL, the title of the song, in my opinion, would be the PERFECT title for the American POTUS 49, aka Humpty tRumpty would it not?
[youtu.be] Dire Straits. - Money For Nothing.
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Fantabulous, their BEST song ever in my opinion, always have loved the song, always have loved the clip as well. Thank you you very much for posting it Marionville.
fascinating! [atlasobscura.com]
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
FFS, when are these historians going to get over and discard the religion based ideologies that Human Agriculture ONLY ever evolved in their 'vaunted Levant region' and NOWHERE else? Anyone with half a brain and a bit of sense could tell them that in remote and ancient times the Nile Valley, Egypt, Libya, etc, were NOT deserts as they are today, they were much more like the African savannas and ,possibly even had copses of trees spread around and through them as well. Archaeology has shown clearly that the Ancient Egyptians were farming and harvesting crops in the Nile Valley regions from as early as approx. 3,500 B.C.E. or earlier so it it is LOGICAL that so where those in the Moroccan-Libya and further west regions as well and NOT just the people living in this Levant. Wake up Oh knowledgable ones, stop believing in the bible mythologies for a change and see what REALLY DID happen in the past, the REAL past that is.
My son was looking for something. I asked what are you looking for he replied nothing. I said you ...
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Good one, maybe next this happens just tell him that it WILL be in very last place he looks for it and see what his reaction is then.....LOL.
Remains of Hybrid Neanderthal-sapiens Population Found in Israel Teeth found in Manot Cave, in the ...
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
It's not really new News since Geneticists have found that at least 80% of Humans in the world today carry Neanderthal genes within their own gene code structure. So, in my opinion, it's kind of like when they used to say that ALL the Dinosaurs went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period but we now realise that not ALL of them did since birds are the living descendants of Dinosaurs and considering that there is not a great deal of genetic difference between Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals then interbreeding would have NOT been an impossibility like cross-breeding say a dog with a cat under normal circumstance would be.
>Whew<.......
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
I was sent to Zuckerbook Gulag for 1 year which was supposed to end in April this year BUT I escaped and they have never found me again and I ain't going back to Zuckerbook either.
Catholic Church investigating nuns who returned pregnant after Africa trip
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Hmmm, seems they WERE spreading the Word around quite a bit but forgot to use the bookmark at the right time and place. Now they'll be saying "Hail Mary, Mother of Christ we tried it your way and BOY it was NICE."
a little video of the Taino (Greater Antilles area Amerindian culture) creation myths -- ...
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
it is quite amazing how peoples and cultures separated by often thousands of miles and oceans seem to very similar myths isn't it?
Australian Government Wants to Give Satire The Boot | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Triphid comments on Nov 6, 2019:
IF the Australian Mis-Government wants to outlaw satire, in my opinion, it IS only because they ARE biggest source of satirical comedy we've had since Little Johnny, 'Flak-Jacket, Howard, Tony, the rabid Rabbit, Abbott, Malcontent Turdball and Happy Clappy, Jesus Chappy, Snot Morriscon.
This study makes me think I've been a bit too hard on people afflicted with religion. I'm aware that...
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
I always start trying to talk to the ardent Faithfools in a quiet and friendly manner BUT when THEY start getting Agro and threatening me with Hellfire and Damnation, etc, it gets harder and harder to remain quiet and friendly towards them unfortunately. There, I have ' confessed to ALL my sin,' so what penance doth thou prescribe for me....LOL.
My therapist wants to read my poetry. This will be interesting. My poems have no walls.
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
The Psychologist I was sent to after I lost my 16 year old daughter to cancer, Yes, A Psychologist GOING to another Psychologist, wanted me to write poetry. I'm pretty certain she was NOT impressed with the first and last poem I gave her to read, it went like this, and please excuse the language, Fuck, fuck, fuck, This bullshit really does SUCK, Fuck, fuck, fuck, I ain't coming back so best of luck.
They'll bug you, they'll bug your mind! [youtube.com]
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Oh shit, I don't drive any more, I guess the 'Straights' will be out to get me soon then....LOL.
The question of the so-called "fine-tuning" of the universe and its basic constants is one of the ...
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
IF, and that IS a VERY BIG IF btw, this Universe is so 'fine-tuned' by this god entity then why, A) is there at least 1 planet is this Solar System that rotates on its axis completely OPPOSITE to all the others, B) Why does our lunar body, the Moon, NOT rotate on its axis when even asteroids, etc, do, C) Why bother 'creating' literally billions of other Stars, Planets, etc, AND only putting life on just one, D) Why 'create' things that are harmful to life created, things like diseases, radiation from the Sun, viruses, etc, in the first place, E) Why is that the planets in this Solar System do NOT orbit the Sun in a nice, neat, well organised horizontal plane like disc, F) Why have there been Meteors and Asteroids impacting on the earth over the last billion or so years when IF everything is so 'fine-tuned' it could have been prevented from the very beginning, G) Why create Ice Ages that almost wiped out life on this planet, There are literally heaps more questions that I could put forward to any Faithfool and would be at least 90% certain of getting the exact same response as " Who are we to question God, he works in mysterious ways his miracles to perform." NOTHING, absolutely nothing in this, or any other possible Universe is 'fine-tuned,' nature, to some extent, is always very random and never fine-tuned, it only seeks to fine tune ( for want of a better term) life to suit the environment in which it finds itself.
Why is it that if you argue or defend a topic/issue passionately, you must be directly effected by ...
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Sadly and in my personal opinion as well, in this world of ours there are people who have arse-holes AND there are people who both have arse-holes AND ARE arse-holes as well. To me WE ARE all human, we ALL belong to ONLY ONE race, the Human Race, we ALL live on ONE tiny, insignificant chunky of rock hurtling around the Sun AND WE must learn to get together and get along together OR we WILL end up destroying ourselves and everything else living on this chunk of rock and there IS NO coming back when that happens.
Censored!!!!
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Maybe the 'beaver' wanted a bit of hard treatment for a change....LOL.
hi everybody - do you all know there's also an Environment and Ecology for our Future Group which is...
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Okay, I'll start the ball rolling here, if I may, with a wee suggestion or 2 perhaps. 1) we do our darnedest to REMOVE from the words 'cannot' and 'impossible' from the vocabulary used in posts made in this group, and, 2) we each make a solemn promise to do our best to raise Environmental Awareness amongst the people where we live and where ever and when even possible plant at least 1 tree seedling native to the region where we live each Spring.
Here's something interesting...prior to religious dogma, people used to believe in a pre religion ...
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Er, sorry there but Egyptian beliefs existed long before either the Roman or the Greek belief systems. Egyptian belief system have been dated back to at least 3,000 years B.C.E.
Anyone in Australia ?
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Yeah heaps of us at last count, residents of Australia that is. Me, I'm way out beyond the black stump in Broken Hill, N.S.W. in case you're wondering and most probably the ONLY 'Hillite' in this Group and on this site as well.
Criticizing the doctrine of Islam does not mean the person doing so is a xenophobe,Islamophobe, or ...
Triphid comments on Nov 5, 2019:
ISLAM IS just a Religious Doctrine ergo it IS not a criticism of the believers in any way, shape or form. just as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, etc, etc, ARE merely Religions and Religious SYSTEMS of belief and as such, criticising them is NOT being racist either, though ever so many would have people believe it is. Being Xenophobic, Racist, Antisemitic call it what you will has absolutely NOTHING to do with the system of belief they choose to follow, ONLY criticising a PERSON/S for the ETHNICITY alone is being Xenophobic, Racist, etc, etc. So, my advise to you is this, Build a bloody bridge and GET over it.
They sure do...
Triphid comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Yeah, and eventually end up smelling like them as well...LOL.
hi everybody - do you all know there's also an Environment and Ecology for our Future Group which is...
Triphid comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Count me in as a Moderator or whatever you need.
What it is to live in an ex convict colonial country, Australia, and your people, the original ...
Triphid comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Yes, a large percentage of us had Convict Ancestors and that IS NO shame for anyone to have bear since this country WAS an Intentional Dumping Ground for the Poms. Most convicts sent here were sentenced for minor crimes such as stealing food to feed their families, etc, some sent here for speaking out against Regime that oppressed them in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As to the 'problem' of Indigenous Incarcerations, well, in my opinion, and as one who is to some extent part Aboriginal, the problem seems to be that this 'problem (???)' is made up of a few salient parts/points and those being; A) Those who see the 'problem' from their comfy academic point of view in Universities, etc, ONLY see what they WANT to see, B) In most Urban areas and small towns/cities throughout the country THERE is BLATANTLY OBVIOUS attitude amongst the younger generations of Aboriginals that " They see themselves as being ABOVE the White Fellas Laws and thus are untouchable," For example, on last Sunday the corner shop no more than 5 minutes walk from my home was held up and robbed by an Aboriginal man aged approx. 20-30 years old with an accomplice waiting in the car outside, the lady at the counter WAS badly traumatised by all of this,she IS very pleasant, kind and wonderful person whom I know quite well. That makes the 3rd robbery to occur in that little group of shops in less than a year and ALL were done by young Aboriginals. C) IT IS a fact that the Aboriginal Peoples DO get far more SPECIAL services and treatments from the Governments than do other Australians DESPITE what these bleeding-heart Academics would you believe, BUT the BIGGEST wastage of the monies these younger Aboriginal Generations receive IS on Alcohol and Drugs to name but a few, D) There IS NO incentive for many younger Aboriginals to seek out employment EVEN if there is employment available since, unlike their other Australian counterparts, they CANNOT be DENIED Unemployment Benefits for NOT actively seeking employment, etc. E) Aboriginal children of School Age ARE given a minimum of $10.00 per week to attend to school, MUST be provided with FREE School uniforms, etc, AND FREE Lunches upon request EVERY School day. YET, there are NO regulations to state that these children MUST attend school 5/7 days for every school semester, instead, they only attend when either, i) it IS convenient for them, or ii) when it is convenient for the parent/s to send them to school, were that to be done by Non-Aboriginal parents/children THERE would be a Truant Officer knocking on the door post-haste. If one were to come out in regions like this and see what is actually by the occupants to the housing provided for them, they'd be shocked to the core upon seeing good, well constructed, brick and mortar...
I just read that there have been approximately 108 billion people in history. If Christianity is ...
Triphid comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Yes but how can that be since, according to the Goat-herder's Guide to the Galaxy ( aka the bible), no-one can be judged by god until Judgment Day occurs ?
In my opinion, evolution is the greatest stumbling block for a theistic worldview, especially when ...
Triphid comments on Nov 3, 2019:
To put it kind of very simply, Evolutionary Processes are somewhat akin to a 'pot-luck' stew, i.e. things get chucked in in a kind of random manner, let simmer for a while and IF the stew comes out okay at the end, Well it gets made again, IF not and it comes out like something even a half-starved feral dog would pass up on, then evolution simply makes a change, or even 2 or more, to the recipe and goes through the process once again.
Are there songs that have distinct religious messages or even religious overtones that you like ...
Triphid comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Have always liked the instrumental part of this song but the lyrics are way over the top, religious-wise, in my opinion.
Whatever our reservations as skeptics, whatever our doubts about the admixture of Native American ...
Triphid comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Even though I am a very staunch Atheist I still do everything I possibly can to live by the simple thing I learned from my long-lost Cherokee relatives in the late 90's, " Take ONLY what you truly need, share what you have with others and give back to the earth far more than you take." Yes, every winter I go out and collect dead and fallen trees for firewood BUT I also ensure that I replace the trees I collect with far more seedlings each time after all, is NOT the Earth the mother to all things dwelling upon and within it, should we NOT care for this our mother?
In case you did not know and were wondering. There are now billboard signs to clear things up.
Triphid comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Hey, maybe they should one have saying " Jesus crosses here regularly" and then see how many skid marks they end up with....LOL. A few years ago, we put up 2 signs just outside of town about 200 metres apart, one said " Snakes cross here regularly," the other said " Politicians Cross here Regularly." There were skids marks everywhere at the " Snake Crossing" sign BUT NONE at the "Politicians Crossing" sign. I guess people prefer snakes to politicians....LOL.
Only now do we understand the true cruelty of Trump’s family separation - The Washington Post
Triphid comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Shame, shame, shame and utter ENDLESS SHAME upon America for this, yet another, BLATANT Breach of Human Rights, WHY, in the name of ALL FUCK isn't the International Courts of Human Rights stepping in and exerting it's 'supposed' Laws and Powers on this? Is it because, 1) and in my opinion here, they are AFRAID of America and American Repercussions?, OR, 2) my opinion also, that these children and families ARE not as important on the World Scene as were the Jews ( and apologies to the Jews btw) post the Holocaust, OR, 3) my opinion here also, the International Courts just don't give a Flying Fuck about this shameful action anymore? Where is the United Nations stance on this kind of atrocity? Where is their response and action? Are they doing Sweet Fuck All simply because their comfy H.Q. IS IN America and they too are scared of America? Wake up you Toothless Tigers of the Useless Nobodies ( United Nations), stop your snoring and purring in your comfortable chairs and offices, get OFF your fat, shiny arses for a change AND start doing the jobs you WERE set uo to do for once. the Unmitigated System of Abductions, aka the U.S.of A., IS flaunting YOUR Laws and Edicts, IT IS a Cosignatory Nation to the International Bill of Human Rights in case you've forgotten that FACT, and as such MUST,by International Laws, ABIDE by the the Bill of Human Rights OR suffer the punishments set forth for breaching them.
Hi I have just joined the site and am still finding my way around. Saw the title of this group and ...
Triphid comments on Nov 2, 2019:
G'day Budgie, welcome aboard our little group, how's this up in the Territory, pretty bloody from what I've been hearing. It's bloody drier than a dead Nun's Nasty down here in the 'Hill' but we got a bit of rain this morning, the first REAL rain for years, not a great amount though but at least it might give the dusty countryside a wetting for a change.
Most people on here are atheists and that's cool and all but who on here is truly agnostic. For ...
Triphid comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Hey, not being derisive, etc, here, BUT try waking up and smelling the roses for a change. There never has been, never will be a Great Big Sky Daddy, it IS all just stories collected from the imaginations of those who couldn't quite manage to fathom out how everything was around them. In human history there have been at least 500 million + Gods and Goddesses, including Yahweh/Allah/Jehovah, etc, call Sky Daddy what you will and NONE of the ever really existed. Reality IS the only TRUTH and the ONLY thing that has existed and wil continue to exist long after we all dead, buried and rotted away.
A day late, but I still love this surfabilly song by The Guess Who, Shakin All Over [youtu.be]
Triphid comments on Nov 1, 2019:
B.T.O. did a really great cover of this song as well if I remember correctly.
rather a 'wow' article! The Staffordshire hoard! [theguardian.com]
Triphid comments on Nov 1, 2019:
One of our local Metal Detecting 'Crazies' thought he'd struck the Mother Load a few years back when he got permission to 'wave his magic wand' over the site of our long disused and abandoned Drive-In Movie Theatre. For ALL his hours of wandering and digging his 'reward' was a bucketful of Bra strap fasteners, a few sets of rusty car keys and a heap of old copper coins from before we converted to decimal currency.
The man who invented autocorrect passed away. May he roast in piss. I love that. Autocorrect ...
Triphid comments on Nov 1, 2019:
I'd like to get hold of the dopey mongrel who INSISTS that everyone in the world HAS TO spell ENGLISH words American Style, like having to put a 'z' were am 's' should be for example. Who ever decided that MUST be the norm has a severe and chronic case of C.R.I.S. ( Cranio-Rectal Insertion Syndrome) imho.
Matching accessories, what more can you ask for.
Triphid comments on Nov 1, 2019:
I see many people wandering around those plastic 'Croc' sandal things and often think to myself "I'll lay odds that those things make their feet sweat and those 'Crocs' end up smelling as bad as an old Fishing Trawler in a heat-wave. I'll stick to wearing my 'Japanese Safety Boots,' aka Aussie Thongs/ Flip-flops to you yanks, any day thanks, no stinky, sweaty feet, no stink like an old Fishing Trawler either.
from whence the Indo-Europeans? [peopleofar.com]
Triphid comments on Nov 1, 2019:
It makes logical sense that early humans would have followed migration routes that either, traced the paths of permanently flowing rivers or remained close/within walking distances of the sea shores since both would be great sources of foods and eventually most rivers flow into the sea somewhere. The development of languages is another thing altogether, Why and How differing languages evolved amongst our earliest ancestors is probably a question we may never know the answer to.
I have asked on social media, did God know Adam and Eve were going to sin when he created them. It ...
Triphid comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Considering that the Goat-herder's Guide to the Galaxy states that god is Omnipotent, Omnibenovlent, Omniscient, etc, etc, then this god would have fully aware that Adam and Eve would sin well before he/she/it even created them. And what, exactly is SIN in the 'eyes' of this god, could it merely be that humans can do things that this god, being a completely singular Entity as claimed, is completely incapable of doing and thereby is JEALOUS of we Humans?
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 Probably the most ...
Triphid comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Can't say that I was ever 'blinded' by religion even though my 'mother' continually tried to force to attend Sunday Schools from which I actually got expelled from them, one at a time, for simply asking questions. So from around the age of 8 years old, and having a Dad who actively encouraged me to think and ask questions, any and all questions without reservations or restrictions btw, I think my road to being an Atheist began then and there and has continued on, unabated, every since.
Christian TV host: Vegetarian hamburgers are a ‘Luciferian’ plot to change human DNA – ...
Triphid comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Hey, I always thought that the religions of the Faithfools were 100% against masturbation YET they let this total WANKER do their thinking and talking for them, it IS about time someone told him to stop flogging his log for a change.
Ringo Starr - Photograph [youtube.com]
Triphid comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I tend to think that without good old Ringo the Beatles would not have become as big as they did.
What is the purpose of this site?
Triphid comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Does this or any site really need a purpose? Can it NOT be just a place/site where like minded people can just get together and discuss things, etc? Personally speaking I have found this site to be a far, far better alternative to Zuckerbook, aka Facebook for discussing, debating and merely socializing with people from around the Globe.
Who's been binge watching horror movies this month? Show of hands..
Triphid comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Bought a copy of Poltergeist on dvd Tuesday, watched that evening and tonight at 7.30pm our SBS ( Special Broadcasting Service) TV Station is showing the Addams Family movie. So I'll be watching that for sure.
Child's cruise ship death raises question: When should caregivers be charged?
Triphid comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Firstly, WHY were the windows in the Children's play area open in the first place? Common sense WOULD tell anyone that children LOVE to climb and an open window IS a disaster waiting to happen where kids and heights are concerned. Secondly, IT IS job of the Cruise Operators to ENSURE to the best of their abilities that ALL passengers are kept safe whilst on their ship so WHY, again, was the window open? Thirdly, Granddad MAY have done what we see as a silly thing, BUT do we NOT all do silly things from time to time? IT was a preventable accident, entirely PREVENTABLE IF the Crew of the ship HAD paid DUE diligence to their job and ENSURED the window was both closed and locked. I think ALL parents and Care-Givers know full well how young children tend to get over-excited and can squirm around like tiny tornadoes when being held in our arms and even a micro-second can become an eternity of struggling for the person trying to hold onto a squirming child. Granddad will live the rest of his life with the loss and grief caused by that micro-second, no-one, even him, is a Superman, no-one can predict precisely what a child will do and when, NO he does NOT deserve to face Legal Court Charges and punishment, in my opinion, he WAS just being a what a Grandparent/Care-Giver is and should be, i.e. enjoying the company of his grandchild. IT IS a very sad loss and an accident none-the -less BUT there was no evidence that it WAS a deliberate act of Negligence, etc, EXCEPT on the part of the Cruise Ship Operators WHO failed in their DUTY to ensure that this child WAS safe whilst aboard THEIR ship.
Can't seem to be able to upload photos right now.
Triphid comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Had the same problem myself yesterday as well.
[inverse.com] Interesting paper. I just wonder how far they are off or if someone finally got it ...
Triphid comments on Oct 30, 2019:
It is only logical that modern humans, i.e. Homo Sapiens, would have evolved and remained where the sources of nutrients were easily available and plentiful just as any animals tend to do. And then, as the pressures of population growth and climatic changes occurred then groups would have spread out to find and follow these greener corridors, slowly but surely colonizing and populating newer regions as they went.
Winter hiking survival. Your ideas?
Triphid comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Mine for hiking = a Swag, a cup, a billy for boiling water or making a meal in, a good sharp knife and a spoon, a decent hat that offers plenty of shade to the head and neck, 2 boxes of matches and a pair of decent solid soled boots and some strong but light string to make snares to catch a meal.
Is hope realistic?
Triphid comments on Oct 29, 2019:
When it comes to the " In the sure and certain Hope of Resurrection, etc, etc," as spouted by Priests etc, at a graveside of a person being buried, I would say that it IS 100% UNREALISTIC in that NO hope can EVER be Sure and Certain. But, when something goes wrong around the house, i.e. there is an unexpected power failure, and we often hope to ourselves that it IS not something like a massive problem like the electrical wiring circuits of the whole house have suddenly failed, then, Yes, hoping that it IS not just your problem can be realistic, or, even buying a Used car and hoping that the mechanic inspecting it on your behalf finds not faults, major or minor, for example, can also be realistic. But Hey, that's my thoughts and opinions on Hope.
[archaeology.co.uk] This is a very 'big' reassessment of the Post-Roman period in England and ...
Triphid comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Though some may stayed adherent to their "adopted" ( forced even) Roman like ways, others, less romanized would have merely continued on as usual. As for the so-called Anglo-Saxon Invasion, well there's been quite a few well known and well respected Historians and Archaeologists who have both found evidence and shown fairly clearly that the Invasion was more like an intermingling of migrants rather than an all out invasion/Conquest scenario.
The agnostic crowd is much more intelligent than the rest!! Sorry, but it is the truth. The ...
Triphid comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I'd suppose that in some ways we are since we are NOT governed by religious edicts and Church Canons, etc, instead we think for ourselves, decide what IS right and what IS wrong WITHOUT having to be told by some self-appointed, self-proclaimed representative of an Imaginary, Invisible and Totally Non-existent Entity supposedly living above the clouds somewhere.
Words of Wisdom :)
Triphid comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Kudos, billions of Kudos to the bloke in the shorts, excellent job of shit-stirring the Faithfool, just look at the way the bible-basher is reacting, love it. Btw, definitely 'borrowing this meme.
What is agnosticism? Agnosticism is uncertainty. But there is no absolute certainty for mere human ...
Triphid comments on Oct 28, 2019:
There is an absolute certainty that Human Intelligence WILL expand exponentially as our understanding of the things around us continues to grow. as to religion and belief that there is a God/Sky Daddy Being,then I, for one, AM absolutely 100% certain that none has ever existed NOR ever will truly exist since ALL religions, in my opinion, are MERELY the INVENTIONS created in the minds of Humans and EXPLOITED by those who see those INVENTIONS as a means to enhance their lives and living standards. I have had almost 60 years of life to ponder and consider the 'Is there a God question,' I have done it by using logic, reasoning and often intensive studying and the result has ALWAYS been exactly the same, i.e. THERE IS no God/Sky Daddy.
No gods/no kings?
Triphid comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Since it is said that Kings (and Queens) are anointed by God thus came into being the ideology of "Ruling over the People of a Land/Country is the Divine Right of Kings," then, logically, since NO Divinity/God or Supremely Omnipotent Entity, etc, has ever been proven 100% to have existed that ideology MUST be as much a FALLACY as is the Ideology that the self-same Divinity/God/Supremely Omnipotent Entity is. Ergo, I bow to no Man nor Woman since NONE should be expected to bow to me either nor shall I ever genuflect before any person claiming to be a Representative of this totally Unproven Supremely Omnipotent Entity either.
There is no good thing that a church/religion does that cannot be achieved through secular ways.
Triphid comments on Oct 27, 2019:
100% true and factual in my wide experiences.
Suppose you were to try to convince someone of your non-belief in the existence of God, what (in ...
Triphid comments on Oct 27, 2019:
"Man created God in HIS own image and NOT the other way around, that IS how EVERY God/s/Goddesses throughout Human History came into existence."
Is anyone else a reptile lover? I have had this little guy for 4 years. I feed him live Dubia ...
Triphid comments on Oct 27, 2019:
I think you'd like my house then, well my yard and gardens at least. It's a kind of unofficial refuge for native reptiles and birds, I have 1 Sand Goanna who wanders the yard ( and those of a few neighbors from time to time as well) in search of meals usually consisting of garden snail, mice, etc, and during mating season, she climbs the trees and raids the sparrow nests as well, about a 20 Bearded Dragons at last count, somewhere around 100+ Geckos that roam free, often inside the house and outside as well, they do a wonderful job of keeping flies and other insect pests under control, plus a garden pond that frogs visit regularly as well. When Anna the goanna first arrived, she was very thin, about 14 inches long and had a badly crippled right side paw/foot, she was visibly starving and so I fed her with some beef mince, the next morning she was laying at my front door as if expecting to be fed again ( which she got btw), ever since then she seems to have adopted my house and yard as her own private territory and refuge.
Inappropriate Halloween Memes.
Triphid comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Hey, I'm 'borrowing' the Auntie Christ one, there's quite a few uses I can find for that one.....LOL.
I don't know where the meth in my vagina came from... [fox26houston.com]
Triphid comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Damn Ladies, you've gotta watch those Public Toilets, especially the ones that have those wash and dry Bidets in them, you NEVER know what they may be secretly 'inserting' when you squat for pee.....LOL.
What was your worst Halloween costume fail?
Triphid comments on Oct 26, 2019:
I still remember when we had what was called our "End of High School Break up Day" and everyone from our grade went to school in fancy dress. One boy managed to get hold of gigantic, full length, advertising condom, wore it and a sign that said, " Prime Minister of Australia," while one of the girls covered herself from head to toes with cotton wool dyed black, painted ( rather explicitly I might add) from top to bottom as set of pink labia and went around telling everyone, " I have one and the Prime Minister IS one." In Australia we don't celebrate Halloween as much as you do in America BUT until the Education Department put a TOTAL Ban on " End of High School Break up Days" there WERE so pretty awesome costumes that were made and worn. P.S. A big part of " Break Up Day" was also to raise money for a charity upon which ALL students agreed, so our Money Raising idea was to "borrow' the statue of Colonel Sanders from the top of the local KFC outlet and hold it for ransom. We managed to raise about 1,000 dollars for that effort BUT our costumes were somewhat NOT appreciated by the very conservative School Principal, maybe it was because our costumes made a political statement or perhaps he was upset that I went as the Grim Reaper with a badge that proclaimed me as the School Principal, guess I'll never know which...LOL.
an interesting piece on how terminology is changing, and how it affects us all, religious and not -...
Triphid comments on Oct 26, 2019:
To the attached article, etc, I'd say " Wake up Amerikka, at least 80% of your troubles are deeply rooted in the mires of intolerances, bigotry, divisivenesses, etc, born and bred by Religions/religious ideologies and the sooner your nation comes to realize this the better it will be." In my opinion, just like religions, wherever Amerikkka goes it creates a conflict, makes a desert and calls it Progress. The time is nigh to stop Amerikkkan Democratic Imperialism, re-think, re-shape and become a Nation that this world WILL accept rather than shun.
Exactly what he is all about
Triphid comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Another load of shit dribbling by our Happy Clappy Jesus Chappy methinks, just hoping to cover up his somewhat shady dealings, mismanagements, absolute screw-ups, etc, etc. My hearty congratulations to the maker of this meme, it is something that anyone in their right mind would easily expect to hear from ScumMo.
Science vs religion Atheist historical nogodexists aincentphilosophy Agonostic
Triphid comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Nice attempt at a meme BUT, Epicurus, the Greek Philosopher WAS born in 341 BCE and died in 270 BCE so he was, most certainly, very, very SILENT, as silent as the grave in fact, in 33CE.
I Am Unapologetically Raising My Daughter Without Religion
Triphid comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Huge Kudos to that Mum, in my opinion. Raising children WITHOUT religion teaches them respect for others, self determination, self-respect and gives them a far better outlook and understanding of the world around.
In San Antonio to see Randy Rainbow. Worst city in the new world to drive in , but it still beats ...
Triphid comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Shit Mate, you think they're bad, try driving in Adelaide, South Australia OR through Victoria, Australia, they make Kamikazi pilots look like mere beginners.
North Carolina Sheriff Prohibits Employee Cohabitation Before Marriage Because God | Michael Stone
Triphid comments on Oct 25, 2019:
North Carolina, the State where one can find Patrol Cars with legalized Peeping Toms driving them. Scenario in Nth. Carolina: Sheriff answers phone in office, woman screams into phone, " Help, someone is trying to murder me and my family, we're locked in the bathroom, send a Deputy please." Sheriff answers, " Sorry Ma'am but all my Deputies are out on patrol checking that no-one is Cohabiting before Marriage, they be be a few hours before anyone can respond to your call." And here was me thinking that President Humpty tRumpty was a huge joke, Nth. Carolina has just taken the cake.
Is anyone else getting these scammers putting you in a group and sending a text? I have tried ...
Triphid comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Thankfully, No Mobile ( Cell) Phone this way, just the standard Land-Line and Internet connection, so No SMS/Texts get thru to me. Haven't had a scammer phone call, touch wood ( tapping knuckles on head lol) for almost 3 weeks now since I answered the last one with" Morning, Murphy's Mortuary, you kill 'em we chill 'em."
I see posts here saying "are Atheists this?" We do not all think the same. An atheist is a person ...
Triphid comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Sadly, we Atheists, etc, have ALWAYS copped the brunt of the Faithfools ridicule, discrimination and persecution because, in my opinion, we DO NOT fit neatly into their Sheeple flock. We DO differ from time to time, We do bicker amongst ourselves from time to time, We are 100% Human AND We are Individuals and, to borrow a line from the movie ' Independence Day,' "We will not vanish quietly into the night, We will not disappear without a fight, " WE ARE Independent.
Thieves, despicable thieves and murderers.
Triphid comments on Oct 25, 2019:
"The Chosen people of god," permitted to do anything they like to anyone they wish because of Religion.
"Just whip it out."
Triphid comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Why not just replace the zipper with velcro instead, much easier and quicker as well? Btw, did you know that Velcro is BANNED in New Zealand because the sound of it scares the sheep into thinking that the farmers a wee bit randy again.....LOL.
Well, there’s a thing. Apparently the software that sends out the road infringement fines is ...
Triphid comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Oh golly gosh, that is a DISASTER ( sarcasm intended) now they'll be struggling to find monies to pay for all those extra, 'necessary' (???) and very 'important' (????) jaunts and parties, etc, that were paid for from the dollars the fines raised. Oh that is TRULY terrible, City Councilors and Government Fat-Cats going short on their precious lurks and perks, should we all start up a "Go Fund Me Page" for them, I'll start it off with a few well used tissues.....LOL.
AW Gee and Golly gosh, (sarcasm MOST definitely intended here) those 'poor' people in the Hunter ...
Triphid comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Sorry typo again, missed putting "can't' between " just" and "live".
SHOULD AGNOSTICS & ATHEISTS CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN?
Triphid comments on Oct 23, 2019:
If memory serve correct, 'Halloween' was originally what Xrstians choose to call 'a PAGAN celebration for the Dead BEFORE they did their usually thing and adopted and twisted it to suit themselves, therefore, YES, BUT celebrate as IT should be and NOT as Xrstianity would have it is my opinion. Though, it is NOT as big a thing here in Australia as it is elsewhere .
“Miracle Mineral Solution,” According to Jim Humble and his Genesis II Church of Health and ...
Triphid comments on Oct 23, 2019:
WTF, BLEACH IS TOXIC and can be poisonous even in small doses, that MUST be tantamount to Attempted Murder at least. There IS NO cure for Autism, there ARE treatments for it that MAY alleviate it but they MAY not always work. Technically speaking, everyone of us has some small degree of Autistic behaviour in us somewhere and often it is merely put down as something like O.C.D.,etc. People with Autism are People none-the -less, it is just that, perhaps, their brains are wired slightly different to how ours are wired AND drinking frigging BLEACH will NOT fix that.
Are Atheists racist
Triphid comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I see the term 'Racism/Racist' as being little more than a bit of bullshit, politically based propaganda simply because WE ARE ALL of exactly the same RACE, i.e. THE HUMAN RACE.
Does this quote resonate with you? “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and ...
Triphid comments on Oct 23, 2019:
No, not really so with, I've been living alone for well over 14 years now, though I do have 1 very good friend ( more like a Brother than a friend I'd say) who visits from time to time ( usually about 2-3 times a week), but I have my hobbies, artworks that I do, music, etc, etc, so solitude isn't really that much of a problem for me. And, as hard as life has tried to 'break' me, I've always managed to bounce back and face it again somehow.
JOHN PAVLOVITZ, a religious man who is nonetheless, right, on the right side, and righteous, even to...
Triphid comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Ambiguity, Fear, Hatred, Loathing, Indifference, Self-aggrandizing, etc, etc, ARE, in my opinion, both the mainstays of religion and POLITICS, we, as Human Beings would be well rid of them all in both Politics and religion. Yes, that 'horse' has been long dead, flogged to death in fact, and is rotting away under their feet, let it rest, start thinking anew and MAKE this world of OURS a better place.
[youtu.be] The Animals. - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (1965)
Triphid comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Love that song, even though my Dad was born in 1905, he used to like it as well and would often sing it, using his own words substituted for girl, etc, to instill into ME to stay away from working in the local mines as he had done for ALL his working life. Yes, I took his words to heart, stayed well clear of those man-made Hell holes and tried my best to make something better of myself, Thanks Dad for your most welcome advice. Though, as they say, "You CAN take the boy out of the Bush, but you CAN"T take the Bush out of the boy," and I'm still living here though not as a battered, worn down, tired out miner though.

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