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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 Sir's discussion Polarization, "violent rhetoric" in the group The Great Debate
"Gentlemen,  read a little U.S. History.   You want "violent rhetoric,"  let's see, Patrick Henry plainly inferred, ON THE RECORD, the head of state be assassinated,  "Ceasar had his Brutus, Charles the First,…"
Friday
Native Son replied to Brandon Johns's discussion How hipster is AoM
"At present, I don't know.  It seems, though that the site has definitely evolved from the early days.  Back then, AoM purely wasn't hipster.  A lot of the site felt like it was inspired by a column in The National Review.…"
Friday
Native Son replied to Nick Martens's discussion Sleeping On The Ground
"Wasn't me that iced up that year. I imagine that somebody used the memory of long-ago Army days to advise the kid on camping gear.  "
Friday
Native Son replied to Braeden 2.0's discussion The Horror of Day to Day Life
"The OP sounds more like an attempt to elicit serious debate on the obvious.  If one finds the consumption of dead matter too offensive for their sensibilities, one is reminded that all life above the single cell level, depends upon consumption…"
Friday
Native Son replied to Portnoy's discussion Cuba in the group The Great Debate
"There are those who would opine that it's because Trump thinks Fidel is still alive and running things in Havana.  cf: Frederick Douglass. (That's a joke, folks)"
Jun 21
Native Son replied to David R.'s discussion Presidential endorsement in the group The Great Debate
"What should concern the President's party is that the candidate he endorsed won by something like 3-1/2 % of the vote.  In a District where the last Republican candidate won by over 28%.  That was last November. To put it in…"
Jun 21
Native Son replied to Lumberjoe's discussion Some People Dislike The New LGBTQ(etc.) Pride Flag Because Racism in the group The Great Debate
"Oh my.  Wasn't the whole rainbow imagery intended as an allegorical inclusion of the entire spectrum of skin color?  And adapted by a fellow in SF's Castro District as an allegorical representation of all sexuality being common…"
Jun 21
Native Son replied to Nick Martens's discussion Sleeping On The Ground
"And know you know why sleeping bags are a good idea.  The post reminds me of a fellow who was in my High School's Backpacking club one year.  Club went to the same Wilderness Area for a weekend every Spring.  The years before,…"
Jun 21
Native Son replied to George Corbul's discussion Prepping?
"Seriously.  There's an AoM group for this.  Just search "survivalist" and it shows up."
Jun 17
Native Son replied to Portnoy's discussion Definitions in the group The Great Debate
"Sounds like what was called an insurgency many moons ago.  And just to muddy the waters, a very quick Google search brought up nine definitions, all of which are slightly different."
Jun 16
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion John Calvin and the Arts in the group The Great Debate
"At a wild guess, it may have something to do with the austere aesthetic Calvinism has concerning church decor.  van Loon doesn't see the stark plainness of a Calvinist church interior as reflecting joy or love in the creation of a place of…"
Jun 13
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Required Reading: Philosophy
"If wee're gonna go there, don't forget The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet."
Jun 13
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Required Reading: Philosophy
"There's a very learned series on Philosophy that's a good place to start, but you need to read it slowly and deliberately.  The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant.  I read it years ago, and like Agent Kay and The White Album,…"
Jun 11
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"Answering the last.  No. Answering the rest, not worth any more "powder and shot.""
Jun 11
Native Son replied to mocha's discussion Should I take a corporate career?
"True.  I merely point out something I've seen.  I've also seen it happen where a new management regime comes in and suddenly everything is tossed out the window in favor of a new focus on either work function or "personnel…"
Jun 11
Native Son replied to Ulises Torres's discussion Busted Outdoor Spigot
"If I'd never done any plumbing work, I'd call in a pro.  While the damage, on the surface looks relatively minor, I've never seen a set up like the one you've photographed, and I've dealt with enough galvanized steel,…"
Jun 11

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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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Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"You're wording poorly then. Reality cannot have a bias by virtue of being reality. Humanity may have a liberal bias, however. That's an impossible challenge. Name a liberal counter-revolution."
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
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John Muir replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
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Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"Ah, I see what you mean now. Yeah, sometimes I wonder why countries outside the US have such an authoritarian view of free speech."
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Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"I say murky not because I don't agree with you - but because what is considered hate speech is so widely variable by each country and its own sensibilities. In the US I don't think any of those will fly - other countries have different…"
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