Talked to a friend last Friday night. Convo gets around to I'm working on my car replacing front wheel bearings. . . she says "hey, you think you can replace a distributor?"Ah,. . . probably, what's…Continue
"This is a Mars/Venus problem. She wants to "help you" by talking about your feelings. You want to fix the problem. . . your feelings. Her talking with you about your feelings helps her. . . but tortures you and doesn't fix getting…"
"One more about my uncle. . .
About a week or two before the bad news came down. . .
He called me and was looking for something. . . plans for a pipe welding job that he drew up a year or two before. I couldn't remember where they were at off…"
"Manly (straight) display of affection = one upmanship. A good ribbing. Light joking at a character flaw. My uncle (that I lost in December) used to give me shit about drinking watermelon gatorade.
My Uncle: "That pink shit you're drinking…"
"Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics or you could listen to the podcasts from the Freako website:
Not that they are looking at economics in the standard sense. . . Podcasts I recommend
Is America Ready for a No Lose…"
"I don't know that the argument about same-sex parents is really worthwhile. The abstract can't get into the numbers to get a feel about how many backgrounds (nationalities, household income, educational opportunities. . . ) have been…"
"Reasonable as the majority views:
Well they count the number of votes not why they were cast, or the intentions of those casting or their forethought of consequences.
The construction of the process maybe reasonable but, the…"
I see/say that democracy is as reasonable as the views of those that submit the majority of the votes. A truly benevolent king could, in theory, be as reasonable as a democracy. The King could have a court of all of at least one "well…"
"Murder is subjectively wrong. . . what is a murder?
I say abortion, capital punishment, war, a parent that kills another person that had killed the parents child. . . are all murder. You may want to ask the one murdering and the one being murdered…"
"Gee. . . I don't know, really looking at things that are going on is it really democratic or some kind of perversion?
It is democratic in that a majority of votes wins. . . I just question why the majority votes that way!"
You said murder is objectively wrong. Really?
Gee, I don't know. . . regardless of how we got here human life is precious? Man there is a bunch of us. If we're screwing everything up with nature maybe killing a few of us off…"
"Read what I wrote here while keeping in mind that the officiants, either state officiant or religious officiant, have the same legal power. A marriage without a license does not make a civil union with the state. A marriage and a civil union may not…"
It's all connected. Unfortunately with politics (politicians and the people voting for them), it seems to be thus:
We have a problem, we have a way to solve a problem. The sheeple see that it will solve the problem, yet they…"
"I'm not sure I understand exactly what you are saying.
I don't think that after procuring the marriage license there is really anything else to it. Am I incorrect (I really don't know, but I could ask a friend that was married by a…"
Music,Playing Guitar (and all that goes with it) Art, Life, Self-improvement, gaining experience, learning for them, sharing them. The teachings of Buddha that are practical in the modern world.
Freakonomics and Super-Freakonomics, Outliers, The Tipping Point, Way of the Superior Man, Dealing With People You Can't Stand, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, Poker Wisdom of a Champion (aka According to Doyle).
Brad Paisley, Eddie Van Halen, Eminem, George Strait, Marty Stuart, Kenny Burrell, Some Coltrane, Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, Some Miles Davis, JS Bach.
Not everything that is a struggle is worthwhile but, most things that are worthwhile will be a struggle.
"I wish I could offer solid advice, but as I'm in the midst of such a situation (possibly about to come out of it, but I've been on the verge and then turned back countless times), the best I can do is join you in the trenches. I dated this…"
"I received a gift of Art of Shaving four step shaving kit from a co worker recently as a gift from a vendor for a recent order I and commented on Shave of the Day when I got it. What a nice surprise!
Art of Shaving Pre Shave oil…"
"I think if the IRS/FBI/OSHA/BATF/DoJ gets by with using audits, wiretaps to id whistleblowers, &c., to shut down political enemies . . . and I have no reason to think they won't . . . our form of government is partly lost. We're…"
"People in the Freemasonry AoM group may know more history.
I don't know anybody who hates Freemasons. I do know of some that disapprove or disapproved.
Roman Catholic Church says Freemasonry incorporates some religious views incompatible…"