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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.

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

 

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Native Son replied to Nate's discussion The Skills of Learning - Depth of Processing
"My anecdotal defense of rote learning, currently described perjoratively as "repetition" by the educational establishment. ROTE LEARNING WORKS.  It's how you learned your "birth language."  IMHO, since I date back…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"1. To paraphrase Commodore Vanderbilt on yachting: "If you have to ask..." 2. Because quite often, "nature," in the form of undeveloped areas, is usually not found anywhere near home or a hotel. When I do get the chance to get…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Rusty Rogers's discussion Croci Matings
"Croci don't mate, per se. They propagate from corms, which are sort of like bulbs. The Internet is your friend. I found propagating instructions by Googling "crocus propagation" in about two minutes. That included following a blind…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"I have a sneaking suspicion the closest you're going to get him to camping will be someplace like Asilomar...you're sort of in the woods, you're virtually on the beach, but you don't have TV, AC, telephones, or "business…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"If you got indoor plumbing, it might not be camping, per se.  That is sort of the equivalent of camping in the back yard."
yesterday
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion What do you keep in your trunk?
"Having found out that roughly 2/3 of the emergency kit in the main car has "vanished"...I'm down to a first aid kit, paper towels, windex, squeegee, and some shopping bags.  We went "GREEN" around my neck of the…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Joshua's discussion Any advice for selling a collection?
"Haven't sold any collections. Take a look at eBay.  If your stuff is in excellent condition, i.e., "Unopened, New In Box," eBay has Star Wars action figures offered starting at about $1.50 US. Each."
yesterday
Native Son replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"None of the above is as phenomenally annoying as someone, inevitably relying on a correctly spelled document, addressing me as "Mr.," then absolutely mispronouncing my surname.   "
Saturday
Native Son replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"As described, what a weird application of "in loco parentis"---an actual responsiblity many schools (not just universities) were abdicating 4 decades ago."
Feb 24
Native Son replied to Native Son's discussion Measles. in the group The Great Debate
"unlike some AoM Community members...."
Feb 23
Native Son replied to Nick the Clever's discussion What Did You Major in, and Why?
"Instead of "taking a year off to consider," a college major, you may be better served by spending a year taking some introductory courses in your areas of interest. One word (or several) though, International Business pretty much requires…"
Feb 23
Regular Joe replied to Native Son's discussion Measles. in the group The Great Debate
""Please note that the following description is provided by the publisher/author of this title and presents the subjective opinions of the publisher/author, which may not be substantiated. The description does not express the views of…"
Feb 23
Native Son replied to Chris Porter's discussion The lost art of being a handyman
"OK, here's what killed of the "neighborhood corner store" in a LOT of the US, particularly in relatively low density suburban "bedroom communities": LOCAL GADFLIES, MUNICPAL PLANNERS, and corporate GREED. The Gadflies…"
Feb 22
Native Son commented on Shaun Daws's group Men in the Kitchen
"IMHO, the essence of men's cooking requires the following:  1 Using as few utensils and cooking vessels as practicable;  2. "Sneaking" herbs, spices, and extra ingredients into certain "plain recipes"; 3.…"
Feb 22
Native Son replied to Josh100LuBu's discussion The Greatest Captains In History
"Your profile picture might have something to do with how you're being perceived.  Also, some folks simply don't chat online."
Feb 22
Native Son replied to Chris Porter's discussion The lost art of being a handyman
"Rick, a bit of feedback. I tried taking the car to AutoZone for an OBD warning light check.  Guess what.  Auto Zone can't do OBD checks for you in California.  Something about state BAR (not the one for attorneys!) regulations,…"
Feb 22

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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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Shane replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"The article had a good suggestion. Move the adjudication away from the complaint department."
37 minutes ago
Penelope replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"Love Asilomar! (and I'm just fine with tent camping for up to 2 nights, myself)"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"I just had a fight with my husband about staying in one of the historic lodges at the Grand Canyon, so I feel you. But I've found it's better to just arrange to enjoy some hobbies separately. We're working on finding a place with…"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"I agree. How do we do that?"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"The OP was a 1:100,000 case because a young man's life was disrupted because he only looked like a different, bad young man. Other people's lives (the proverbial 99,999) are disrupted because they actually are or are thought actually to be…"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"When you apply to the University of California, which is the largest university in the United States, your test scores and grades are put into an algorithm that gives you a number, probably 4 digits. Each campus has its own minimums (everyone below…"
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