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Here we go...Again!

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Lumberjoe replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
""The part that kills me is that by and large when an act of terror occurs, the Islamic community is silent." Maybe you're just not looking for the outcry. Cause it's usually all over the media. And social media. Fuck, the Arab…"
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
""And I admit to being a bit confused here. What damage is being done by delaying someone's arrival here?" They could die."
Friday
Lumberjoe replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
""As far as out allies, they are exempted from the order so what do they care?" Because the King of Jordan might go: "Hey Don, cool of you to accept refugees from Syria but only Christians? What's up with that? If it were my…"
Friday
Liam Strain replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Your experience with the immigrant community seems to be very different from mine. Sharia law will never be implemented here. Full stop. We are much more at risk of becoming a Christian theocracy, and that too is extremely unlikely. That…"
Thursday
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"I don't think it has to be an endemic problem, but when you are dealing with a group of peoples who are 2 generations removed from being nomadic tribesmen, where the illiteracy rates hover between 50- 72%, and where the law of the land largely…"
Thursday
Dominic replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"If you think that all conflict in the ME is simply autochthonous of somehow just a part of what happens there, and that it is a connected continuous series of events, and that exempts us from acting responsibly... Well let's just say if you…"
Thursday
Dominic replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Muslims speak loud and clear against terror when it happens. Some people just don't listen. It's also just dumb to make the litmus test for discriminating against Muslims whether you feel that they've sufficiently spoken up about…"
Thursday
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Ignorants will do what they will do, and when they do, they will be slapped down by the rest of us. The part that kills me is that by and large when an act of terror occurs, the Islamic community is silent."
Thursday
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Perception can be a powerful tool, which is where the media has dabbled and done the most damage. However, you cannot conduct cold hard business and get things done in an environment where you worry about how your true purpose might be spun to…"
Thursday
Tarquin Anstruther replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"You cannot remove the Economic implications from the ruling, the countries were chosen because they were not of Economic importance to the US. The fearful thing is that all this talk will make racist citizens of the US feel empowered to tale racist…"
Thursday
Liam Strain replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"1 has to do with the perception, not the truth. I know it's false. But does X person, in a depressed area in Yemen?  They do care. Our allies are not exempted - we have people we work with on the ground in Iraq (and elsewhere). We have…"
Thursday
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"As to your point 1) That's totally false because if you look at the facts, the top muslim countries out there are NOT covered in the ban, neither are the countries to whom we are allied, regardless of their predominant religion.  As far as…"
Thursday
Liam Strain replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
""What damage is it actively causing?"Beyond the obvious - to those coming here. It plays directly into the narrative that terrorists and islamist radical want. It gives them another reason to say "look, we were right, the US hates…"
Thursday
Liam Strain replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"I've heard the Obama Iraq decision characterized as like going to the DMV and finding new regulations in place. It takes longer, but they still were processing. Politifact breaks it down nicely. the TL:DR version, trying to make the…"
Thursday
Dominic replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"There are so many important differences between Obama's action and Trump's as to render equivalency null. The 2011 action was predicated on a specific and credible threat. That action only halted the processing of refugee visas from one…"
Thursday
Clinton R. Ausmus replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"I stand corrected.  Still just one country, not seven.Guess this is the whole "Bowling Green Massacre" we've heard so much about...I appreciate the link and the correction on my facts..."
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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Drew replied to Drew's discussion Women with body image issues
"Hi, Thanks for the reply, its good having a female perspective on this. I've been with her about 5 years so I know about the 'up in arms about every little thing' issue haha. On a serious note, I don't think her mum realised…"
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The Cost Disease

[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
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Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
4 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
8 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
9 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"It has to do with how it is used.  A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
9 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"That's true, but I do think it's noteworthy that some people get their feathers ruffled when you say "Jew," the noun. Now it's "Jewish person.""
10 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
11 hours ago

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