Native Son
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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 Fisticuffs's discussion Teddy Roosevelt
"Try  The Rough Riders and The Strenuous Life. One thing to note.  The acceptable language of the late 19th Century may take a bit of getting used to."
19 hours ago
Native Son replied to Jesse Dean's discussion What Would You Do?
"Standard advice you weren't given: "I have rarely got in trouble by keeping my mouth shut." Oh, and don't show up at the next meeting wearing an Sooners team cap."
20 hours ago
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. "
yesterday
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

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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!
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Portnoy replied to Jesse Dean's discussion What Would You Do?
"Not what I meant. I'm sure you thought you were being light hearted, it is just that from my own experience of being your age and being in situations with others your age, the light hearted isn't as light as we thought we were being. Hell,…"
1 hour ago
Tim replied to Christopher Everet's discussion How do you handle just being friends with your crush?
"Great advice, Todd. Christopher, just plan the next couple moves once you know either way so you're prepared for the answer."
2 hours ago
Todd McFarland replied to Christopher Everet's discussion How do you handle just being friends with your crush?
"The answer is simple. If you haven't already, make your feelings for her clear.  You don't want to walk away without knowing for sure that you are in the friend zone. If she puts you in the friend zone, forget about her and move on.…"
10 hours ago
Todd McFarland replied to George Corbul's discussion How does one become a 'real' man exactly?
"+1"
11 hours ago
Todd McFarland replied to George Corbul's discussion How does one become a 'real' man exactly?
"Agreed that women's ideas vary widely, which means there are women for who like whatever type of man you want to be.   Don't let any woman define what a real man is for you.  That's ass-backwards."
11 hours ago
Jesse Dean replied to Jesse Dean's discussion What Would You Do?
"What? It was light hearted. I don't think I can learn how to read people's minds and tell if their dad is the coach of the team. But thank you. Maybe they aren't that helpful."
17 hours ago
Jesse Dean replied to Jesse Dean's discussion What Would You Do?
"How can I resist when someone is wearing something like that here?"
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