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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 Portnoy's discussion History in the group The Great Debate
"According to the VA, Confederates weren't considered US soldiers until 1958. "
18 hours ago
Native Son replied to Brett McKay's discussion New Moderators
"One particular AOM member who regularly posts to TGD is increasingly going directly to ad hominem attacks when somebody posts an opinion or fact contrary to his postings.  He seems more interested in a flaming contest than a vigorous debate or…"
Aug 7
Native Son replied to George Corbul's discussion Getting buff without the gym?
"Is it fitness or aesthetics you want?"
Aug 7
Native Son replied to Tyler Mills's discussion Anyone Tried Eating a Plant-Based Diet?
"Yep.  As a child.  My grandmother (an LVN) got into "alternative" and "nutritional" medicine. I still loathe that version of "Eggplant Parmesan.""
Aug 7
Native Son replied to George Corbul's discussion I hate Apple >.<
"You have been welcomed to the existing world of tech.  And you now know EXACTLY why the oldest versions of tech hardware are so inexpensive on the aftermarket.  I agree with Liam, if you've the oldest version, you're SOL.…"
Aug 7
Native Son replied to George Corbul's discussion I hate Apple >.<
"Because it was NEW! SHINY! ROMANTIC! and horribly, hipsterly IN whenever ol' Steve went on stage wearing black. And the only real reason the Apple/Microsoft schism even exists is because Steve and Bill took a dislike to each other way, way back."
Aug 7
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion Trump reveals plan to curb LEGAL immigration by half in the group The Great Debate
""They're" already here, mostly Chinese and Russians, already qualified by the three criteria:  Speaking English, Supporting themselves in well-paying jobs, Holding Advanced Degrees, and applying for their Green Cards as soon as…"
Aug 5
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion Trump reveals plan to curb LEGAL immigration by half in the group The Great Debate
"A lot of the "high value" immigration applicants are already resident in the US, and working here on Non-Immigrant H1-B and L-1 Visas."
Aug 4
Portnoy replied to Native Son's discussion Political and Personal Advice from Rome. in the group The Great Debate
"I don't understand what you mean by not concentrating on  your potential, but concentrate on His boundless grace. The parable of the lottery ticket is the guy that prays for a winning lottery ticket, but never wins. When he goes to heaven,…"
Jul 27
Sir replied to Native Son's discussion Political and Personal Advice from Rome. in the group The Great Debate
"I don't understand you here. Clarify?"
Jul 26
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Taxation-- What Did They Mean by This? in the group The Great Debate
"Oh well, the Original Framers also didn't think the Bill of Rights was necessary in the beginning, either.   One reason the Constitution banned capitation (by the individual) was slavery.  You can imagine how well any reform of a…"
Jul 25
Native Son replied to Specs's discussion I need some work advice.
""He's Back!""
Jul 22
Native Son replied to Portnoy's discussion Latest in Health Care in the group The Great Debate
"Missed that part.  Where is it in the House bill?  "
Jul 22
Native Son added a discussion to the group Christian Men
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Personal and Political Advice from Rome.

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has a warning sign posted outside his office door.It begins "VIETATO LAMENTARSI"In English, "WHINERS PROHIBITED."The sign ends with “To get the best out of yourself, concentrate on your potential and not on your limitations. Stop complaining and take steps to improve your life.” The same advice, in a far, far blunter form, is found in a book."Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get A Life: A Kick Butt Approach to a Better Life."--Larry Winget, 2004See More
Jul 21
Native Son replied to Native Son's discussion Political and Personal Advice from Rome. in the group The Great Debate
"A minor point for information.  The same basic advice, in a far, far blunter form is available in a book. "Shut Up, Stop Whining, And Get A Life: A Kick Butt Approach to a Better Life"              …"
Jul 21
Native Son replied to Portnoy's discussion Latest in Health Care in the group The Great Debate
"One thing I noticed about the entire debacle. In March, 2016, then Mr. Trump released a seven point healthcare plan outline that he wanted Congress to adopt. As far as I can tell, the only parts of his proposals that showed up in either the House or…"
Jul 20

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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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Jesse Dean replied to Jesse Dean's discussion What Would You Do?
"If you can't joke about a sports team, what can you joke about? But I'll think about it anyways. So you don't think I should say anything or apologize?"
8 minutes ago
Jesse Dean replied to Jesse Dean's discussion What Would You Do?
"Yeah I know lol. It was obvious I wasn't serious but the fact that her dad was the coach makes it awkward."
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion They Who Shall Not Be Named in the group The Great Debate
"The cop is right. Outside agitators were bringing their problems to his town."
2 hours ago
Sir replied to Pale Horse's discussion They Who Shall Not Be Named in the group The Great Debate
"Well, this is interesting.  I recently met someone who was at the Charlottesville troubles. He described himself as alt-right, and the event as Unify the Right, bringing together (he said) a wide variety of types of people. I wanted to hear his…"
2 hours ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion They Who Shall Not Be Named in the group The Great Debate
"AntiFa at Dallas anti-white supremacy rally using violence in response to hateful rhetoric and attacking racists. https://youtu.be/wtAIi5kJMko"
3 hours ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion They Who Shall Not Be Named in the group The Great Debate
"Here's another angle. https://youtu.be/YOnFYslGlRM Such expression of knowledge on the topic of the rally shouldn't be ignored."
4 hours ago
Shane replied to Jesse Dean's discussion What Would You Do?
"Next time you have a sit down with her, wear a Buffs tshirt. You're making too big a deal about it. Although for future reference, talking smack about a superior's sports team, especially on a first meeting, is a bad idea."
5 hours ago

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