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Happy New Year!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Milo Morris Jan 2. 2 Replies

Here we go...Again!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wickett Nov 9, 2016. 14 Replies

 

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Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion For My 2A Friends in the group The Great Debate
"Really? If the link contains the full petition, there's a problem. The petition's main points are you can't buy a newly made one, and the old ones are too expensive."
Mar 14
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Wikileaks in the group The Great Debate
"A modest note to the paranoid.  Even if Wikileaks published accurate and complete CIA software...there are 16 OTHER US intelligence agencies.  And the really paranoid wonder if this "revelation" is a CIA initiated smokescreen, so…"
Mar 8
Native Son replied to Carl Byrd's discussion Is Software Development a manly skill? Or is it hipster?
"Careful with your opening generalization.  Doing something that please you isn't necessarily a "good thing."  Serial killers, for example, like what they do."
Mar 8
Native Son replied to Carl Byrd's discussion Is Software Development a manly skill? Or is it hipster?
"None of the the "Traditional manly skills"  the OP mentions are inherently "manly." I was working with a female auto mechanic four decades ago.  A friend knows a woman or two in another city's carpenter's…"
Mar 8
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion Carving out a place on a bookshelf
"What's the bracket for?  Seismic security?  General anti-tip?"
Mar 3
Native Son replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Mark Twain attributed the following to Benjamin Disraeli.  "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics."  Apparently this actually derives from two British jokes on mendacity.  “There are three degrees of…"
Mar 1
Native Son replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"To borrow a term used by Tom Wolfe many years ago, PC is mostly used to avoid being the "flak catcher who gets Mau Mau'd."   Originally the PC concept was introduced to stop using patently offensive terms when referring to…"
Mar 1
Native Son replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Have you Worked in Companies/Industries with Massive Inefficiency?
"What you're describing is the norm. This is the inevitable result of the traditional MBA programs.  Folks get that MBA, and suddenly they know everything about everything, without having actually spent one day doing the company's…"
Mar 1
Lumberjoe replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
""The part that kills me is that by and large when an act of terror occurs, the Islamic community is silent." Maybe you're just not looking for the outcry. Cause it's usually all over the media. And social media. Fuck, the Arab…"
Feb 24
Lumberjoe replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
""And I admit to being a bit confused here. What damage is being done by delaying someone's arrival here?" They could die."
Feb 24
Lumberjoe replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
""As far as out allies, they are exempted from the order so what do they care?" Because the King of Jordan might go: "Hey Don, cool of you to accept refugees from Syria but only Christians? What's up with that? If it were my…"
Feb 24
Liam Strain replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Your experience with the immigrant community seems to be very different from mine. Sharia law will never be implemented here. Full stop. We are much more at risk of becoming a Christian theocracy, and that too is extremely unlikely. That…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"I don't think it has to be an endemic problem, but when you are dealing with a group of peoples who are 2 generations removed from being nomadic tribesmen, where the illiteracy rates hover between 50- 72%, and where the law of the land largely…"
Feb 23
Dominic replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"If you think that all conflict in the ME is simply autochthonous of somehow just a part of what happens there, and that it is a connected continuous series of events, and that exempts us from acting responsibly... Well let's just say if you…"
Feb 23
Dominic replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Muslims speak loud and clear against terror when it happens. Some people just don't listen. It's also just dumb to make the litmus test for discriminating against Muslims whether you feel that they've sufficiently spoken up about…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Ignorants will do what they will do, and when they do, they will be slapped down by the rest of us. The part that kills me is that by and large when an act of terror occurs, the Islamic community is silent."
Feb 23

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The Beacon is Lit.

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 1:32am 0 Comments

It's Pearl Harbor Day.

On the evening of December 7, 1941, the aircraft navigation beacon on top of Mt. Diablo, east of San Francisco, CA was not lit for the first time since 1928.

The rotating beacon has a visual range of some 200 miles, well within the flight range of 1941 carrier based bombers, and it was feared that Japanese would use the beacon to bomb the San Francisco area.

The beacon was not relit until December 7, 1964.

It will be lit…

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Culmination Day.

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:26am 0 Comments

Almost unbelievable! Our daughter just "culminated" from elementary school today. Good grief, it seems like only a couple of weeks ago she was a "Campbell's Soup Kid" look-alike of a toddler. Now, she's on the verge of becoming a young lady. Absolutely amazing how quickly time flew by.

One minor note. I laughed at the contrast between her Culmination Ceremony, with speeches, awards, certificates and cake and my successful departure from elementary school, which was on the…

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SPAM...and I don't mean Hormel.

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 8:22am 0 Comments

Good Grief! The Blog Posts have been SPAMMED to the "Infernal Region" and back this morning! I sure wouldn't open any Blogposted earlier than this on 04/14/2010!

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At 4:23pm on November 15, 2014, terry sperling said…

Sorry man.

At 10:41pm on June 8, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Welcome NS! Good to have you with us.

At 4:52pm on February 20, 2011, Herb Munson said…
Welcome to The Great Debate! Great to have you with us.
At 12:57pm on December 1, 2010, Adam Burbey said…
My apologies for not responding on my post, I'm unable to reply to any post via my phone. You are correct however, I misspoke when I said a vast majority, I should have said "a vast majority of people in my local area or lacal hangouts"
At 12:11pm on November 26, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the Family Man group, Native Son!
At 10:24pm on August 26, 2010, William W. How said…
If you dare to cross the Bridge/tunnel, try Cable Car Clothiers 2 blocks from my office. I know they have straight razor implements. Even if they don't have what you're looking for, I imagine they'd be able to tell you where to look.
At 8:58pm on August 19, 2009, Tyler Wainright said…
What group? Manly dads?
At 9:32am on August 19, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
OUTSTANDING ... be sure to save some for the rest of the day !!!!

ENJOY !!!!!!!
At 7:35am on August 19, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's hoping that your birthday is that of GREATNESS !!!!!
At 6:31am on August 19, 2009, thehuhman said…
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Hope you have an awesome Birthday, today, Gregory!
 
 
 

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Eddy Kirdland replied to Tim's discussion Are You the Initiator or the Follower? in the group The Shirtless Man
"I don't think it matters.  If I'm running or working out and it's hot and it's okay to take my shirt off, I take it off whether or not anyone else has his off. "
7 hours ago
Stewart M. Davenport posted a discussion

Your favorite things about raising a boy

So today my wife and I found out that we are having a boy. This is our first child, so we are still experiencing everything for the first time, and it's a wild ride. We're very excited. I thought that since we're having a boy, I'd ask all you fathers of boys what your favorite parts of raising boys are. What do you enjoy most? On the other hand, what do you enjoy least?
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Edward Warden replied to Peter O'Reilly's discussion Every Time You Finish A Book, Post The Title Here in the group Book Group
"I've read everything by Grisham and Grafton, and have just started Evanovich's fourth Stephanie Plum. Of the first three, "Three for the Money" was my favorite."
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Edward Warden replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
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Nick H replied to Eric W's discussion Gilets, Bodywarmers & Down Vests
"Some clothes are purely fashionable (tuxedos), some purely functional (coveralls/boiler suit), and the rest are on a spectrum between the two. I feel these vests (never heard the word gilet before so thank you for the addition to my vocabulary) lean…"
11 hours ago
Nick H added a discussion to the group The Great Debate
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Has AOM jumped the shark or is it's just cyclical

There is nothing political or religious about this topic but let's face it, unless I'm discussing going shirtless or masterbating, there isn't too many active groups at the moment. I thought it would be a rude headline for the front page though. So here it is, on Herb's biblical paradigm/TGD. At least I think it is. You can't comment on the group's main page anymore and the feed doesn't show on the community main page either anymore (or does it again now?) so who knows, maybe no one can read…See More
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