"Personally I believe in free will from a religious perspective.
But I also believe that a) arguing from a religious "because I said so" stance is useless and b) that God tends to work within the established rules and c) that there…"
"Yeah, I'm a large guy and I tend to carry a backpack. If the seats are empty - I'm going to take the space, both for my legs and for my bag. But if the area starts to fill in? The pack goes under the seat or in the…"
"Everybody sing along!
Do your balls hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder like a Continental soldier?
Do your balls hang low?"
"I am not any type of psychiatric professional, so take this as just an opinion.
I think she may be your mental "comfort blanket" for the depression you are in. When I am plagued by the black dog I often "self-medicate"…"
"I think Liam has a big part of it - our kids are taught by school policy that knives are scary. And since they aren't allowed to carry them for most of their day (during the school year) they don't develop the habit.
But I have to…"
"Gerber Paraframe. Not great, but good enough.
I work in an office so it is good enough for the basic day to day usage. And I tend to misplace my knives (or they walk off - possibly with help), so at less than $20 I don't feel…"
"One point I've seen raised a couple of places is the need for ongoing drugs and/or hormones. Given the austere nature of the battle field that is a concern - just as it is for other conditions that require ongoing medical attention.
"I think a lot of it does come down to what people consider part of their identity. It is one reason religion can be such a sensitive topic.
When you have embraced something in such a way that anything that does not support that thing is…"
"Not tightly controlled or predictable - like quantum mechanics? Just because something isn't predictable at the smallest (quantum) level, doesn't mean that it isn't predictable at the large, macro level. I can't…"
"Why do you have a problem with that concept? I see it as the same basic concept as "disagree without being disagreeable".
Do you actually have a problem with the concept, or just with how poorly most people implement it?"
"If only there were a group that was dedicated to providing good, rational, well-explained information to the masses. Sure, it might take people several minutes per topic to absorb the background and context of an event - but it would be worth…"
"All the stories I hear on the media are about riots, safe spaces, violent protests of disliked speakers, etc.
I know that there are non-crazy colleges. But it is like the statistics on childhood dangers: kids are safer now than 30 years…"
"We had 97% in ATL. Were not able to make the drive north to see the full shebang (I got called in on a contrac), but should be able to see the next one in seven years. A couple shots from Little Five Points."
"Thank you, Christian. Here are the English and the (Google) German translation. (I am hoping that I was successful in attaching a file to my Word document. I guess we'll just have to see if it worked.)"
"Yes. Saw a ring of fire around a black disk. Supposedly it was the corona, but it was plenty bright.
Had so much fun looking thru my 2 pinhole cameras, seeing it on my tablet, and an occasional look thru eclipse glasses."
A lady came to my church's weekly food pantry (which used clothing as well) who told the ladies there that she couldn't understand them because she only speaks German (which may or may not be true). I told the ladies that I would have a simple set of rules translated into German, and with my one year of German in high school, I could show and read to her these rules next week.I translated using Google from English into German. Are any of you guys able to check my Google translation for…See More
""After action report"
Readied the telescope and target paper (Old middle school science technique.
Made, tested, and readied pinhole viewer.
And then got 10/10 SF Bay Area marine layer (high fog) on the morning.
AND, got one of our…"