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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 Mike Verbickas's discussion Upward Mobility
"Well you may well wind up doing exactly what folks in family have been doing since the 17th century...move to where the jobs and opportunity are.  Some of my forebears moved between 1,000 and 5,000 miles for opportunity and employment. My…"
1 hour ago
Native Son replied to certified male's discussion Suffering Fools and Idiots
"One excellent question about "Fools and Idiots" is, "How come everyone else is an a*****e?""
10 hours ago
Native Son replied to William's discussion Survey about how you manage your wardrobe
"Ummm.  Conservatively cut charcoal or Navy suit, white shirt, "Ivy League or Rep tie, shined black or cordovan shoes and matching belt, limited jewelry, no sports watch during business hours, dark socks, personally well-groomed.…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to William's discussion Survey about how you manage your wardrobe
"A note to Sir:  The reason "all" the men's fashion advice is "the same" is simple. Those recommendations work over the long term. It's geared to looking like the stereotypical upper-middle class folks who run all…"
Monday
Native Son replied to William's discussion Survey about how you manage your wardrobe
"Having read the original "Dress for Success" many years ago, I don't see the need for a paid consultancy (wardrobe management service) on how to dress. The majority of my daily wardrobe decisions fall into three categories. Brown or…"
Monday
Native Son replied to certified male's discussion Guys and Dolls
"I'd think in the universe of political correctness, you'd be happy being excused from the ranks of ignorant sexists.  OTOH, being publicly accused of being a sexist is generally not a good thing."
Monday
Native Son replied to certified male's discussion Guys and Dolls
"Just remember to rotate the food and medical supplies.  And change out the batteries every few months."
Monday
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
"The observation was occasioned by all the idiocy I heard about what  pronoun should be used when referring to Caitlin Jenner during the "changeover." As to the pronoun question, we simply used the person's name.  Avoided…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Chu Kim's discussion How to Become Godlike
"  Unfortunately, this is a typical post by the OP."
Monday
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
"I wasn't aware that NYC had managed to institute thought police...capable of reading minds."
Monday
Native Son replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Is it possible to be an "atheist"? in the group The Great Debate
"The dogma, or tenet of atheism would be to deny the existence of God or any gods. An atheist, by definition, must believe there is no God nor any gods. This is directly analogous to religious faith, in that there is no secular test to definitively…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Alpha Males? Human Ethology? in the group The Great Debate
"Don't know why the edit didn't "take."  First sentence should start I must respectfully disagree. "
Monday
Native Son replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Alpha Males? Human Ethology? in the group The Great Debate
"In the non-human animals, the alpha male position has nothing to do with "leadership" of a herd, group or community.  It's more about being the "meanest s.o.b. in the valley" and beating the living daylights out of any…"
Monday
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
""Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." "So long as they don't ...scare the horses." I used to work in a convenience store. The store had a regular customer who was going through male-to-female…"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Is it possible to be an "atheist"? in the group The Great Debate
"Yes and no. Yes, there are "religious" overtones to atheism, in that it requires acceptance of and belief in a particular dogma. No, there is no common, particular dogma, given that by definition, one rejects believing in of all such…"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Alpha Males? Human Ethology? in the group The Great Debate
"Figuring out what a human alpha male is difficult precisely because humans are neither baboons, bison, nor bonobos. The human equivalent of an alpha male can be summarized as a guy who acts per the SAS motto, "Who Dares, Wins." Or, for the…"
Sunday

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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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Native Son replied to Mike Verbickas's discussion Upward Mobility
"Well you may well wind up doing exactly what folks in family have been doing since the 17th century...move to where the jobs and opportunity are.  Some of my forebears moved between 1,000 and 5,000 miles for opportunity and employment. My…"
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Upward Mobility

Good morning folks,As I pointed out in my intro post, I was born, raised and currently reside in Scranton, Pennsylvania which formerly was the coal mining, railroad and electricity provider of the Northeast during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The problems facing Scranton are similar to those of Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh. A former industrial town attempting to modernize while retaining a Mayberry feel. In an area where available jobs pay $10-11 per hour on average, how does a…See More
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