Native Son
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Full-sized pickup trucks --eco boost or EGO boost?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Muir Sep 8, 2015. 8 Replies

Annoying Pop-ups.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pale Horse May 11, 2015. 1 Reply

Backpacking to Work.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Miranda Apr 7, 2014. 16 Replies

 

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Native Son replied to mousetastic's discussion Decline of ... in the group The Great Debate
"Extremely brave men, but there are one or two differences between our examples. Glass, Philips and Coulter were civilians, Luttrell and Shugart were members of elite military units.  As such, doing the extraordinary was their expected…"
4 hours ago
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"Well, it's really beginning to seem like the autumn dog and pony show might just feature one candidate under federal indictment, and one tied up in civil court."
14 hours ago
Native Son replied to mousetastic's discussion Decline of ... in the group The Great Debate
" "Damned kids are worthless."  'twas ever so. And well, if you want to demonstrate a decline in sheer guts and stubbornness, try and find the modern equivalent of Hugh Glass, Portugee Philips, or John Colter."
14 hours ago
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Lost In Translation
"Then there's my high school's German instructors.  A Prussian, an Austrian, and a Norwegian.  "
15 hours ago
Native Son replied to Red Garland's discussion Losing out in a competition
"Suck it up, show a little "manly stoicism," and leave the self-pity party. Guys get dumped by girlfriends for what looks like a better deal all the time.  It's hard on the ego, but you'll live. Unless you become a hermit,…"
Wednesday
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"So because flies get into your house, you would seal or block up all the doors and windows? Comparing what the Hungarians did with what Trump proposes is a real apples to oranges comparison. 1. The degree of scale between what Hungary did and what…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Brandon's discussion Tattoos
"The one instance I noted was actually from a co-worker. He described the enforced dress code at a west coast law firm where he'd worked. Apparently that firm was a lot more buttoned down than most, required men to wear suits all the time,…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion The bubble you live in in the group The Great Debate
"I'm use FB because most of my in-laws have apparently forgotten that mail and telephones are communication media."
Monday
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"The reality of building a wall can be judged from recent history. There was a wall in Berlin for a few decades...people still bot from one side to the other. The only "wall" that seems to be working is the DMZ in the Korean Peninsula.. The…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Brandon's discussion Tattoos
""...where tattoos wouldn't because my career goals call for wearing a suit every day." That works right up to the  point...and that point inevitably comes...when you have to roll up your sleeves.  I've only known of one…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion Big science is broken in the group The Great Debate
"NEWS FLASH!  'twas ever so.  The scientific community has been and continues to be subject to "odd" survey results and prejudiced reviewers. That's why "replicating" (repeating and getting the same results)…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion The bubble you live in in the group The Great Debate
"NPR is correct. It's amusing that NPR's survey found their audience tends to be the stereotypical sheltered White, Urban Upper-Middle Class NPR listener.  The exact sort that used to be called "Limousine Liberals." I see far…"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Jay D's discussion How long do i wait till i ask for (another) raise?
"Hmmm....You got a 12% bump two months ago. After one year in position.  I don't know what you do, but that puts you 10-12% ahead of most people.  I also don't rally know of any non-commission jobs where it's possible to get…"
Apr 22
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion How to avoid a speeding ticket
"+1 "
Apr 22
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion How to avoid a speeding ticket
"How to avoid a speeding ticket? Don't Speed."
Apr 22
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"Meanwhile....according to US News & World Report, Trump's campaign manager has told the Republican National Committee that the Donald has been BSing everybody since day one. Basically none of his statements, proposals or announced plans of…"
Apr 22

Native Son's Blog

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

Roughshod replied to Mongoose's discussion I Propose Removing Gender-Division in Bathrooms in the group The Great Debate
"It appears you might be agreeing with me then, that Trump could be described fairly accurately as a moderate libertarian. "
8 minutes ago
Vendetta replied to Matt Spence's discussion Recommendations for Clothing Suited to Hot, Humid Weather
"I would recommend looking for moisture wicking material, a lot of golf stores have them. I say this not so much for the moisture wicking ability, but they tend to just be a very…"
17 minutes ago
Shane replied to Mongoose's discussion I Propose Removing Gender-Division in Bathrooms in the group The Great Debate
"Libertarians are blinded by purity tests. They believe in open borders but private property is sacrosanct. They want free trade but don't understand we need to renegotiate those agreed upon contracts to better represent our own interests.…"
19 minutes ago
Matt Spence replied to Matt Spence's discussion Recommendations for Clothing Suited to Hot, Humid Weather
"Thanks for everyone's suggestions. Khakis, button downs, and a tie are my daily costume anyway, but I still sweat like a farm animal. Plus, I'm still hunting for the perfect pair of khakis, and I might make this my mission in life (okay,…"
25 minutes ago
Roughshod replied to Mongoose's discussion I Propose Removing Gender-Division in Bathrooms in the group The Great Debate
"Libertarian does seem to describe him well.  i wonder if he's considered moderate among the harder-core libertarians.  Wouldn't surprise me."
31 minutes ago
Roughshod replied to mousetastic's discussion Decline of ... in the group The Great Debate
"I  was a young man before there was an internet or cell phones. There were plenty of "dirty" magazines and peep shows to go to.  We were no less sex-crazy then as young men then young men are today.   Prior to the coming of…"
36 minutes ago
Shane replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
"When did leftists switch from being collectivists to being individualists? And what harm are you talking about?"
36 minutes ago
Shane replied to Mongoose's discussion I Propose Removing Gender-Division in Bathrooms in the group The Great Debate
"Nobody sees him as a moderate even though he's a libertarian wet dream. -social liberal -fiscal conservative -non interventionist -shot at actually winning"
40 minutes ago

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