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(Last post on this topic, I promise.) I have put up a couple of posts about a potential ...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
Better safe than sorry. Better to have loved and lost etc. Darned if I know which to choose.
Sums it up nicely...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
In Nazi Germany, the people placed in concentration camps were those who could not or chose not to get out of their own countries. They were placed there to be killed. In America, it is people who could not or chose not to stay in their own countries. There is no intention of killing them. I think the awfulness of the camps is an attempt at deterring more immigrants from choosing to enter the country illegally. From what I've read, Obama and Eisenhower dealt with illegal immigrants in a much more efficient manner that attracted little media attention. Trump's mistake seems to be not dealing with the problem in a forthright manner and trying to make two wrongs make a right.
In England they just elected a new Prime Minister. The whole process took less than a month. Here ...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
I think that they're not really equivalents but I see your point. If we are going to end up with a disaster no matter what, we might as well do it quicker and cheaper.
Great Britain now has a trumphttps://youtu.be/TQMMWIm01Dk
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
I wouldn't be surprised if he flew in the face of the British electorate like Tsipras did in Greece.
Uplifting cartoon
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
I should hope so.
This explains my family so clearly. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
That is a very enjoyable, interesting video.
The owner.
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
He does look wise beyond his years. Another Benjamin Button.
Don't get offended.
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
That's much better!
Since many here are looking to develop friendships with like-minded folks and distance seems to be ...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
I wouldn't risk my home for a few hundred euros but I'm always up for accomodating travellers while I'm at home.
Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows [reuters.com]
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
It makes for a plausible explanation for how Israel became part of the Axial Age if you accept southern Europe means Greece.
I actually had a great chat about history online with this Illustrious Lusty Wench... She is truly...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
That's a royal cleavage.
[buzzfeednews.com] Jews against ICE - never again - immigrants treated poorly in detention ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
While many people will agree with this statement, they will find that they must agree with all Jewish opinion if they join the group or they will soon be booted.
MAGA/evangelical immigration policy explained
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Yes indeed. Even the apostle Paul knew that: Romans 13:1  Let every soul be subject to higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, but the existing authorities have been ordained by God. 
Religion has been credited with creating trust in our prehistoric human societies, eventually ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
I think your point is a good one. This is how we got here. In theory, we can now swap secular for religious values and Bob's your uncle. In reality, that doesn't appear to be happening. But I admit people claim it is happening. All I really know is it's not happening in my country.
Why sexual fluidity is having a moment in pop culture | Dazed
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
I can relate to what they're saying. I have homosexual feelings that I don't act on. How many are being truthful is another thing, I guess.
Americans note:Wheelie bin, a dumpster with wheels, dustman, trash guy, read on! Dustmen banging on...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Not even the Chinaman in Deadwood prepared me for that. Cocksucka!
Anyone have a good, positive vibe today... ?
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Well, I've had a back since yesterday but it's starting to improve so I'm a happy camper.
I feel like I owe it to someone... [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
He owed it to himself. Great song!
Leviticus 24:16 (NRSV): One who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall be put to death; the whole ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
This will be used to condemn the four congresswomen who criticised America.
This is a perfect explanation of why we have Trump in the white house.
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Someone was in a pensive mood.
There are things at the beach that sunblock won't protect you from. Be careful this summer......
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
That's a new way to be hen-pecked.
Jehovah's Fitness
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Reminds me of this verse JWs are very fond of: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work. - 2 Timothy 3:16, 17.
Bet they wont lick it now.
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
That's a change from spitting in the tub. Perhaps that comes later.
Me on my death bed...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
A real diehard.
ONUKA & NAONI - INTERVAL ACT AT EUROVISION 2017 Awesome and very interesting performance of this ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
That's really catchy. It was clever to bring the modern and traditional aspects of Ukraine together for the song.
Yes. I would. Great song and sexy, too. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Joe Cocker is terrific! I saw him in Dublin in the 80s. Thankfully, there's plenty of his concert videos on YT.
Archaeologists uncover ancient palace of the Mittani Empire in Kurdistan Region ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
This is terrific! I haven't read anything in ages about how the religious community is dealing with this. Perhaps most of them are happy enough with Genesis as an allegory. Another interesting thing about this is how the scientific community deals with evidence of so many cultures prior to Sumer. And then there's the issues it raises for those who believe the Anunnaki created human beings and the first human civilisation in Sumer.
To all: What are your thoughts on the dates of the first out of Africa migration? Erick
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
I can't remember for sure but I think Harari put it about 240,000 years ago.
Ruben Blades... Panama... Robbie Rosas.... Puerto Rico... Live.... Patria. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
A wonderful song. Country is so many beautiful things. That's my type of patriotism.
Facundo Cabral I saw him in the 70's in Puerto Rico and in the 2000's in DC. He was my teacher in ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
He is very, very good. I enjoyed Ella No Dice Nada so much I learned the words. I'm still puzzled by the last line in the song 'teje que teje'. I think it's 'she knits what she knits' but it might mean more in the context.
Pity the Nation (After Khalil Gibran) by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2019:
That's quite apt as a new form of fascism seems to be creeping in.
Just joined. I am a professional historian, so look forward to ideas and discourse on writing, its ...
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Welcome to the forum.
Sitting in a coffee shop right now, as I do most Sunday mornings, and I am overwhelmed with ...
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2019:
I'm not convinced from what you posted that there is anything wrong with you. After all, normal people are very over-rated and don't usually stand up to much inspection. Maybe you're just different; everything in nature seems to fall on a bell curve. I guess that doesn't reduce the pain of loneliness, though. I haven't found any other remedy than being someone other than who I really am. Which I think is what normal people do anyway.
Here’s all the girls (& boys) with the curves grab πŸ’œπŸ’œ
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Plenty to hold on to there.
A 'game-changing' prehistoric city was just unearthed [cnn.com]
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Mainstream history is very slow about admitting error and making official changes to the traditional story. I'll be very interested to find out what they learn from this site.
Sometimes I just can't help myself
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Sometimes the temptation it's irresistible.
New Mexico Office of Archeological Studies Fieldwork [nmarchaeology.org]
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Look what I foun..... !!!
Good summary of a complicated situation..
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
They probably look different on skates.
Trying to help
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
I guess we're happy enough with that unless it's reciprocated.
He's really come down in the world.
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
It's still a useful position - not to be sniffed at. Well, maybe.
The struggle is real!
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Best to view it as an investment, I guess.
My fav version of Les Miserables "Bring Him Home," Colm Wilkinson (no contest... he OWNS it!) ...
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Goosebumps!
Smartass...
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Wouldn't we love to be that quick on the draw!
It’s interesting to me that saying anything remotely positive about religion brings accusations of...
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
I don't think truly spiritual people are a problem. It's the ones mouthing about holiness and behaving like assholes get on my nerves.
Seriously good fathering and funny too.
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
That'll do the trick.
Stop it. You're turning me on with all of that empathy and connection.
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
New Age gigolo.
This is kind of a love song, but also one of my favorite Johnny Cash songs. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
LOL. So tragic you just have to laugh.
I laughed way too hard at this.
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Was he mad? No, he was furious.
Parenting...
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
I would start acting right too.
So. A few years back, I had an epiphany. If you strip away the stereotypes built into the words ...
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
That might be the Anunnaki. I'm told they're coming back.
Spotlight on Texas [westerndigs.org]
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
I'm enjoying seeing the dates pushed back.
Just saying...😳
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
It's just that they're all so different.
This is going to be a long post, with math . . . I am hoping someone else with a critical eye will ...
brentan comments on Jul 20, 2019:
It doesn't account for a supernatural, all-powerful being so the story has an inner logic that doesn't match with the real world. Fine story in an allegorical way. I think the real flood happened around 12,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.
Her head is up in the clouds
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
That's young AOC.
Creative Anachronism This edit has been around a while but for my money, it never gets old! ...
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
That's great fun! I put the name into Google Translate. It says 'Hey, how's it going?"
@Mooolah Would you like a chance to defend yourself before I ban you from this group? ...
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Oh man, the power!
Doh! I hate when that happens!
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Luckily it doesn't happen too often.
20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
A long way from just another brick in the wall.
Here we go again! Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, ...
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Dreadful. I guess it's a result of poor hygiene. Poverty is probably a big factor. The heat too.
How do you look when you're upset?
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Somebody used the wrong pronoun.
What is the reason to live? What are we living for?
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
We decide. I do the Socrates' idea of the examined life. Then there's the Maslow hierarchy. Or having a family. Each to their own.
Depends on the day.
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
I don't like Mondays. I don't like the other days either.
WTF?! Exorcism in the House of Representatives ??? 🀣🀣🀣 House holds prayer to cast 'dark ...
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
LOL. Good luck with that!
Berkeley bans gender-specific words [syracuse.com]
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Probably not the daftest idea the lefties came up with. Maybe manholes should be left alone if only men use them. Something like sewer holes would work if it didn't become another word for backsides.
How cute.
brentan comments on Jul 19, 2019:
If there is a flood like the one they say happened about 12,000 BC, the result might be the same, a civilisation will disappear and there will be a new beginning. This re-start world might just be the thing to ensure the survival of the earth. I hope we survive to try again.
Stressed out.
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Not a lot of people know that.
Are you living up to your expectations?
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I can do that. Maslow's self-actualisation achieved.
Since the Great Recession, more women are replacing male CEOs ‘because a lot of times men don’t ...
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I wonder are men coming around to realising what many women used to realise, and that is there's more to life than work.
This is why trump needs to go
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Darn commies!
What would you do?
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Do the decent thing.
[chicago.suntimes.com] Children are detained at immigration at O Hare customs by border police ...
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I think it's time for a lot of amnesties followed by the strict application of the immigration and refugee laws.
Hope they got him
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
If he's the owner, he has a terrific sense of humour.
The real midlife crisis confronting many Americans
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
The last time I looked, Homer Simpson was dedicated to getting his Dad back to the old folks' home. It reflected the understanding that society was outsourcing the care of its parentage to nursing homes. I wasn't aware that mid-life Americans were now becoming carers for their aged parents. There was always an understanding that old folk wanted to stay part of their families and not isolated with their peers. Looking after your folk was seen as a good thing. Selfishness was seen as the reason for dumping parents in homes. I wonder is the sense of crisis justified.
2022.... King Trump's second term in office.
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I should be able to help. I've played a lot of Wolfenstein.
He forgot the toilet paper
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
You try to aspire and there's always people dragging you down.
So. 2 days on here and I already have a comment removed. Either I am much more of an asshole than I ...
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Best wait to see if a pattern develops. They're easier to analyse.
I just realized Ocasio-Cortez is Puerto Rican. So her ancestors immigrated to the US, from the US.
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
She's a very devious woman. Lovely looking so I forgive her.
So... you mean to tell me Jesus was born from a woman who was a virgin? Even though Jesus has ...
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I think the problem is that they claim she was always a virgin while scripture mentions Jesus' brothers. And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him.  And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” - Mark 3:31,32. To be fair, it is possible that brother had a wider meaning than it has now. If Jesus' brothers were Joseph's sons from an earlier marriage...
I am rather upset with Christianity in the USA. I was raised a Fundamentalist Christian and I ...
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
There's no doubt that the spirit, if it ever existed, is missing.
Me in 40 years
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I guess the stony face is understandable.
Most definitely, agree or disagree?
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Yes indeed. I didn't expect that so it was a nice surprise!
Love πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
That sounds right.
Religion is like a penis....
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I'm sure she only means that allegorically.
All is as it seems if you don't know how to look at it, including ones own thoughts! Indulge the ...
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I will. I promise.
Where on earth is the admin and creator of this group? I ought to wring his neck for ...
brentan comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Well now! Dem's fightin' words.
Revolutionary War part 2
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
"I will", says she, "as soon as I make a pot of tea".
Ex wife has been with two different people in two weeks, a month after the divorce was finalized. I ...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Don't mind appearances. Play the slow game of rebuilding, finding the things you love and maybe eventually a new person to love. That's my opinion and I'm at the 'find things you love' stage at the moment.
Not much for country, but I do like this one.... [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
It's the male version of Jolene!
Yes, and yes.
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
It's strange. You get it wrong and still get it right.
What do dog turds, men and women have in common? The older they are, the easier they are to pick up!...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
I would love to find an old reheat. I'm not having much success and I don't know why.
Peter O'Toole 1932-2013 Born in Connemara, Ireland, he began his acting career on stage and on ...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Can you imagine Peter O'Toole talking like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRS-rVKRcu8=PLw2A1jYpcwcSx0jgD5WIuf-appe9PehtQ
"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
That quid pro quo business is definitely the way of the Old Testament. It was meant to change in the New Testament but the old thinking held sway. It's curious that it's also the way the ancient Egyptians thought, weighing up your deeds after death to see if you had a net gain.
e·lan /āˈlän,āˈlan/ noun noun: elan; noun: élan energy, style, and enthusiasm. "a...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Leave it to the French - that's an elegant word!
A few witticisms to start the day: I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then ...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
I'm at the 'forget to pull your zipper up' stage. The next stage will be bad.
New friends....
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
'Don't dream it Just be it'
Do you listen to music from another country whose language you don’t understand but like the song ...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Yes, I love Spanish songs but usually don't understand them. Sometimes I translate them. With opera, I found understanding the lyrics often takes away the magic of what the lyrics might mean.
Inter-species Relationships......
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
'Bird cannot live on worm alone'.
My favorite of all. It sums up Christianity nicely. And this is the God in which people not only ...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
He was out there taking on religion on his own when it wasn't fashionable to do it. He opened the gates to many more vocal critics by doggedly standing his ground and articulating good sense. Then people wonder if he is a bit too entrenched... Leaving aside religion, I read two of his science books and they are marvellous. So I think very highly of the man.
Facebook reminded me this video from American gods. I find this speech amazing. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Mr. Nancy not concerned with softening the blow. Facebook me recordó este video de dioses americanos Facebook reminded me of this video from American Gods.
This is a version of Johnny Clegg's famous song in tribute, he died yesterday. The Girl's Choir is ...
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Beautiful.

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