Native Son
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Backpacking to Work.

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

SPAMMERS using the site.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tyler M. Apr 17, 2013. 6 Replies

SPAM. Not the tasty potted meat.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JonEdanger Apr 29, 2012. 5 Replies

 

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Native Son replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
"While I don't meet your desired "respondent criteria", a note or two on this. First.  You're 20 years old.  You haven't lived long enough to have "struggled" with a career decision.  Judging from the…"
16 hours ago
Native Son replied to Michael Nuta's discussion Blazer question?
"OTOH,  I went to high school with some fellows who were sartorial individualist.  One guy wore Deerstalker cap (Think Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes) and an Ulster overcoat virtually all the time.  One college buddy (politically to…"
23 hours ago
Native Son replied to Hannah Carroll's discussion Rows and Bros- The Manly Art of Knitting??
"Of course you can knit with wire.  Unfortunately, this will not result in usable chain mail.  It will look neat, but the soft wire required for knitting won't provide any protection."
23 hours ago
Native Son replied to Hannah Carroll's discussion Rows and Bros- The Manly Art of Knitting??
"Divergences aside.   Knitting and crocheting and,yes, macrame are necessary skills for the seaman.  As is sewing. In the sailing ship days, you had to know it, because other than "the slop chest" you had to make and mend your…"
23 hours ago
Native Son replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"So what.  My employer group medical does exactly the same thing."
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"A couple of replies up, the OP states he's glad he didn't have to make a 20% co-payment for his wife's hospitalization.  His wording implies he has medical benefits through work, but chose not to use them.  In fairness,…"
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Larry's discussion "Faith closes the mind. It is pure idol worship." in the group The Great Debate
"Larry,  According to the member search, there is a D L in AoM.  Person claims to be in Ottawa, Canada.  Search the member list with a space between the D and the L.  I'd opine that if D L is indeed Canadian, and lives in…"
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"So, what you're saying is that you hit up a charitable mutual aid association for $100,000 instead of using your employer-paid group medical insurance?  Meaning you snookered Christian Healthcare Ministries for $80,000? Then you boast…"
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Will's discussion Should all men be feminists? in the group The Great Debate
"The ESA is not NASA.  Different group of rocket scientists.  Not a misogynist, but can't stand sloppy opinion pieces described as a news item. "
Nov 17
Native Son replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"Just like why my credit union pays "dividends" at a set percentage rate instead of "interest" on accounts. Got to love semantic gymnastics."
Nov 17
Native Son replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"While the ACA does not mandate insurers cover abortion, that medical coverage is required to be provided by insurers in some states.  Likely not where you're at, but I know it caused a fuss from at least part of the Gay segment of the LGBT…"
Nov 17
Native Son replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"So, basically, you've got major medical coverage only, and the plan qualifies as medical insurance within the ACA.  Only thing "exempt" about it I see is that it's a private mutual medical coverage plan, which seems to skip…"
Nov 17
Native Son replied to Will's discussion Goodness! Where? in the group The Great Debate
"OK.  Let me try again. Is there an external to the individual Good? Your opinion.   "
Nov 16
Native Son replied to Errol R. Alger's discussion Alternatives to Obamacare
"Will, I checked the link"
Nov 16
Native Son replied to David Henry's discussion Manly Cold and flu remedys
"Two weeks ill. Symptoms still the same after OTC meds.  SEE YOUR DOCTOR.  This doesn't sound like a cold.  Heck, for all you know it could be a mild (walking) pneumonia. After two weeks of unrelieved symptoms, there's…"
Nov 16
Native Son replied to Will's discussion Goodness! Where? in the group The Great Debate
"I'm not sure where you intend to go with the above.  Do you posit that there is a "Good", and that people should strive to live up to the ideals of the Good, or do you accept that everyone needs a personal, essentially amoral…"
Nov 16

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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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