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Brad Williams's Discussions

What Constitutes a Comprehensive First Aid Kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by QuackXP Jan 8, 2015. 121 Replies

Been a while since I posted anything. Still enjoy reading what's going on, but I've been really busy.Who can weigh in with advice for a long-term survival first-aid kit? Not an ultralight kit but one…Continue

Tags: emergency, medicine, kit, first-aid, survival

Self-Defense Without Guns

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Williams Sep 23, 2014. 50 Replies

This situation is going to take some detailing, so please bear with me.I live in Taiwan, where civilians cannot own firearms.  Crime here is almost zero, violent crime is basically zero.  Its one of…Continue

Tags: violence, gangs, guns, self-defense

Happy Moon Festival! - What's your favorite holiday and why?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Sep 10, 2014. 28 Replies

Something I love about being an American living abroad is all the interesting holidays.  Sometimes American holidays come and go without my noticing, except Christmas, around which I have to endure…Continue

Worthless Accomplishments (In a Worldly Sense)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kluk J. Aug 8, 2014. 27 Replies

So I'm incredibly happy today because I've passed a new mark in surfing.  I've been steadily getting better for more than 2 years or so ... and just this weekend I got inside a tube for the first…Continue

Tags: hobbies, happiness, skills

 

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Brad Williams replied to Sir's discussion The bubble you live in in the group The Great Debate
"Great discussion, Sir! It is critical that we notice if we're living in an echo chamber. I have been very fortunate in my life that my jobs have kept me out of it. 1. As a newspaper reporters, I was all about town, seeing all different…"
Apr 25
James P. Yarrow replied to Brad Williams's discussion Shooting clays - worth it for $2,000? in the group Riflemen
"Given what the range is offering, the price isn't bad at all, if a bit front loaded.  i suggest going once, paying the fees for a 1 time use and seeing how you feel about it, they may even allow you to apply that towards the $2000…"
Feb 1
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Sacred life in the group The Great Debate
"+1"
Feb 1
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"Well, I have to say, this has been very entertaining. I have to ask, and forgive me if you answered this elsewhere: are you a philosophy major? I don't mean that in an unkind way, either. I have the highest respect for two friends in…"
Jan 20
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"If you know so little about science that you think this might be a realistic finding, I don't know what to say. You and I cannot communicate properly because you seem to have a 3rd-grader's idea of science. You're not just painting…"
Jan 19
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"I don't like being brief because I don't want to share a belief without explaining why I hold it. Brevity is overrated by our society, which has been programmed to have an attention deficit for anything meaningful. You can't fast…"
Jan 19
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"Most of us? Don't you mean a significant fraction of us? You're missing the entire point. We universally don't believe things like that are moral because of animalistic necessity to survive. Of course no human culture condones those…"
Jan 18
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"Hmmm, there is no right and wrong. Only what works and what doesn't work. There is right and wrong way to do thing. Assuming it is the nature of the human species to want to move towards a certain state of existence that we would all deem…"
Jan 18
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"The fact that different societies have different standards of morality though, implies there is no God-given "moral law" written on our hearts. Christian missionaries to countries have to deal with this: a guy with five wives wants to…"
Jan 18
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"I never accused you of not listening, Sam K. And this speaks to the heart of our problem here. I didn't reply to your point-by-point response to my post for several reasons. To be frank, as I read your responses the level of misunderstanding…"
Jan 17
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"Sam K, I'll just throw in one more thing here. I'm pretty much a straight-up materialist. Not every atheist is, as you say. But I'll speak as one. I'm not a nihilist at all, though. Several times in different responses,…"
Jan 16
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"Liam Strain, I've read this entire thread as of right now. As usual, every reply and comment you've made on the topic is dead-on. You're on of the finest voices of reason and rationality on this site. Just thought I'd let you…"
Jan 16
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"Not everyone knows this. You can detect psychopathy in very young children. Some people truly don't feel empathy for others. Did God create them that way? Or are they victims of biology, cursed with birth defects of the brain. So the…"
Jan 15
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"Clarification: I meant someone who wants his friends to breathe fiberglass dust or wants his wife to smoke during pregnancy ... just for the hell of it. Killing for revenge, punishment, defense, profit and all those reasons you listed have their…"
Jan 15
Brad Williams replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Thoughts on atheism in the group The Great Debate
"I'm an atheist. Here's a brief thought about how atheists have morality. Is it okay for a woman to smoke when she's pregnant? Let's go back 100 years and say we didn't know the answer. The Bible doesn't say women…"
Jan 15
Brad Williams replied to Sir's discussion Paris shootings in the group The Great Debate
"Sounds fair to me. Putin is also a bastard, but a rational bastard. I'll take that over fanatical bastards any day."
Nov 18, 2015

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http://www.chadwickyates.com
Interests
Outdoor Sports, Writing
Books
Allan Quatermain. The Lost World, Around the World in 80 Days. Sherlock Holmes. Pretty much any Victorian adventure book.
Movies
Princess Mononoke, The Last Samurai, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, etc.
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There is that between us that cannot but seen, and yet is too strong for breaking - about friendship

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At 2:39pm on April 26, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Hey Brad. Just wanted to give you a belated welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you aboard!

 
 
 

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R. Max replied to John Bravo's discussion What does the AoM communtiy think about one night stands?
"Not badly, as long as one is sufficient to hold your books, lamp, clock, etc. If not, try for two night stands."
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Steve Dallas replied to John Bravo's discussion What does the AoM communtiy think about one night stands?
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Anyone Familiar Wild Strawberry?

I was just reading an article about the Fraises Des Bois variety of wild strawberry. Has anyone knowledge of this? And is there a place to buy the plants?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meet-fruit-fraises-des-bois-best-strawberry-youve-never-had-180959604/?See More
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Native Son replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Will Western civilization collapse? in the group The Great Debate
"100 years ago, the major recognized pollution problem was horse crap on city streets.  There were folks worried about the smoke and soot from burning coal everyplace  (In Cleveland OH, businessmen were advised to keep a spare clean shirt…"
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Persona non Grata replied to John Bravo's discussion What does the AoM communtiy think about one night stands?
"Who the hell is talking about non-consenting parties? Keep up with the conversation, we are talking about responsible adults here. I know you move the goal posts for every one of your thoughts, but this one was mine so keep up or fuck off.We're…"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Men who whine about women?
"That's too much punctuation.   I'll concede omitting the quote marks around "the men who whine about men who whine about women" part."
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Steve Dallas replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Men who whine about women?
"I think you meant to say "Maybe" the "thread" is approaching "the" men who "whine" about 'men' who (whine) about women phase"
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