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Backpacking to Work.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Miranda Apr 7. 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 Shane's discussion Government Services in the group The Great Debate
"John,  Some regulatory "climates" came about because shrewdies figured out ways to cut costs by taking huge risks with other people's health and well-being.  We got the FDA and USDA food inspections because of stuff like…"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
"Yes.  Although not quite to the extent that the OP does.  I've found that some of the items on the OPs list aren't amenable to unrestrained bulk purchasing -- and you really do have to watch those expiration dates! One other…"
14 hours ago
Native Son replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Militias, politics, anti-2nd amendment hysteria and the Bundy issue in the group The Great Debate
"IMHO, much of the "vituperation" stems from one very simple facts.  One Mr. Bundy is wrong. He's wrong on the law (he lost in court), he's wrong on the ownership of the public land he's been using, and he's wrong…"
yesterday
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Voter Scrutiny-- What's the Hangup? in the group The Great Debate
"Joe, The US has never embraced the concept of either a national ID card nor internal passports.   The real reason for voter registration is to attempt to ensure that only the folks residing in a particular jurisdiction are able to vote on…"
Sunday
Native Son commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"And the real irony is that my employer, myself, and every taxpaying entity in the US already is subsidizing medical care for "uninsured" persons in this country.  An often overlooked situation is that the regulators have apparently…"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Bofur the dwarf's discussion Happy Easter!
"Looks like somebody got the fancy chocolate eggs and the solid bunny in his basket this morning! "
Sunday
Native Son replied to Augustin's discussion The Mask You Live In - Don't tell boy to man up! (Says video)
"This seems to be, from the trailer, a mishmash of dealing with gangs, typical children's behavior (I've seen the 'grab the hat & keep away' stuff with both boys and girls) and psycho loners. The real problem is that none of…"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Always fun when somebody keeps after someone they should consider "not worth the powder and shot.""
Sunday
Native Son replied to Roberto's discussion He is Risen! in the group Christian Men
"Alleluia!  Alleluia!  ALLELUIA!"
Sunday
Native Son commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"HE is Risen! Alleluia!  Alleluia!  ALLELUIA!"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Daryl Millard's discussion Cricket
"I'd imagine most Yankees have a mind's eye image of cricket as something that's languidly played by the upper classes with tea served on china during active play...an image courtesy of a host of 20th century British writers.…"
Saturday
Native Son replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Regarding RCC:  to be completely accurate, the media dies indeed tell us the church did not deal with what happened... to the satisfaction of the media.   I am not providing a complete defense for every church action regarding abuses,…"
Saturday
Native Son replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I was going to stay out of this one (after my previous comment), but I just couldn't resist the irony of the guy who condemns religion being the same fellow who proselytized for his personal brand of religion in this very forum.…"
Friday
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Voter Scrutiny-- What's the Hangup? in the group The Great Debate
"Umm, Joe, down here south of your border, the various state governments have been fighting tooth and nail over adopting common standards for Drivers Licenses and non-driver ID cards since 2002.  I don't even want to think about how much…"
Apr 17
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Voter Scrutiny-- What's the Hangup? in the group The Great Debate
"More likely goofing like someone who really thinks the NSA is scanning every email for keywords."
Apr 17
Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Voter Scrutiny-- What's the Hangup? in the group The Great Debate
"I believe, that by law, Social Security numbers and cards technically aren't identification for anything but individual Social Security "accounts" and matching that financial information with tax returns.  That's not to say…"
Apr 17

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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 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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