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Backpacking to Work.

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

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Native Son replied to UrbaNick6's discussion Tiny House Living
"A half-acre urban residential lot?  Where?  Specifically where? Suburban lots have routinely been more like 5,000 to 7,000 sq. ft. for decades."
yesterday
Native Son replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Am I a sexist? in the group The Great Debate
"I know this really, really belongs in the "Film" group, but this sounds like yet another movie I'll won't see until it hits cable "On Demand", and costs $3 instead of $60 for the family to see some evening."
yesterday
Will replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"I can't see how being an altar server is like apprenticing to be a priest, any more than being a typist is like apprenticing to be a CEO.  "
yesterday
P. Dictus Magister replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"It is a realy interesting news, because in my hometown in Hungary, we have alatar server girls and a female cantor too. I think a lot of tradition has changed in the last decades in my parish, because the number of the  church visitors reduced.…"
yesterday
Vytautas replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"I don't think that this is a good policy. The message sent to young women is more likely to be that they aren't wanted to participate in any meaningful way as children and girls. "
Friday
Native Son replied to Jay D's discussion Money
""Simplify, simplify." If you have to live like you've take a vow of poverty for a year or two, go for it. I still see folks with too many toys and too much personal debt. OTOH, I can see wanting to get out of the whole shared…"
Friday
Native Son replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"I personally consider the question of whether females can participate in the celebration of the Mass to be moot.  Given that "altar girls", female cantors, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and even ushers have been present for…"
Friday
Native Son replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"Somehow, this thread wound up posted twice. I'm moving the reply from the second post to this one.  That rply follows: Reply by D.J. 22 hours ago There's nothing wrong about what the priests did. You're making the…"
Friday
Native Son replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"Somehow this thread posted twice. I'm going to close this one and transfer D. J.'s reply to the one remaining open."
Friday
Native Son replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"You got it backwards.  The MSM isn't approving...but it is like they finally woke up to the fact that one of the more liberal areas in the nation has one of the more conservative bishops.  "
Friday
Nathan DeParis replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"I have heard from Catholic radio certain parishes are trying not so much to bar females from being altar serves as I do think this is really healthy because of vocation for sisterhood. But also to increase the amount of boys as altar serves which as…"
Thursday
D.J. replied to Native Son's discussion The Archbishop of San Francisco Strikes Again! in the group Catholic Men
"There's nothing wrong about what the priests did. You're making the slippery slope argument by extrapolating this move and applying it to other female roles in the Mass/Church life.  This might be of interest to…"
Thursday
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Called It in the group The Great Debate
"Is that also true for certain New Yorkers and Texans? I've seen those implications around from time to time."
Thursday
Native Son replied to Will's discussion Hiring help
"Can't go wrong with minimum wage as a starting point. I'd also find out what the local housekeeping services charge...a number of your "outsource" tasks are stuff housekeeping/cleaning services handle."
Thursday
Native Son replied to Matt T's discussion The Secret
"I really have to remember to add #sarcasticremark to some of my posts. OTOH, the other party's establishment hasn't exactly been delivering a consistent run of effective candidates and leaders, either."
Thursday
Native Son added 2 discussions to the group Catholic Men
Thursday

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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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Oscar Coles posted a discussion

So I've started a martial arts club...

So me and a group of friends have started an amateur Bartitsu society and we're pretty much teaching ourselves the martial art among elements of other fighting styles. While not ideal we're doing well, perfecting the techniques. I organise the activities and exercises and try to explain the basics of the technique from the instruction book.I was just wondering if anyone else has done something similar to this? If so do you have any tips of running these sort of clubs or interesting stories of…See More
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UrbaNick6 replied to Cory Ross's discussion Audio Renaissance: The Art of Manly Music
"Eh. I think musical taste is directly tied to the perception of your experiences in life and is satisfying to the level of the soul (if you believe that a soul exists). Some of that is generational, some of it is cultural, but deep down a person…"
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Jay D replied to Cory Ross's discussion Audio Renaissance: The Art of Manly Music
"Bands currently on my MP3 Player: Older stuff: The Clash, John Lee Hooker, Iggy Pop, The Kinks, Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon, Tom Waits, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Curtis Mayfield, Sly and the Familiy Stone, Eric Clapton, Funkadelic, Grateful Dead, Led…"
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Daniel Rodriguez replied to Steve Dallas's discussion First God.... in the group The Great Debate
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