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Liam S. replied to Izzy's discussion Is this a dead group? in the group Analog Gaming Society!
"As with any such group, things tend to pick up when new people post. But this isn't really a dedicated enthusiast forum. It's a small interest group that falls under the larger, more active AoM set.  Interesting stuff about Vassal. I…"
2 hours ago
Liam S. commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"Lucius - with respect, that's like trying to measure the effectiveness of our military based on the number of bullets used. Wrong metrics and measures. The numbers may be right - but you are asking the wrong questions of them.  "
2 hours ago
Liam S. commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"It's not that we don't find fault in it. We do. It's that the fault we find, tends to be less than the faults in the system nobody was trying to fix before... and that some of what we do see go wrong - per Steve's case, is not…"
4 hours ago
Liam S. replied to Shane's discussion Government Services in the group The Great Debate
" These are all over the place. You can find them even in Chicago for about $35 a pop. They don't pretend to be doing diagnostic sonograms, or practicing any kind of medicine - and for the most part, they are regulated thusly. "
17 hours ago
Liam S. replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Militias, politics, anti-2nd amendment hysteria and the Bundy issue in the group The Great Debate
" Neither."
yesterday
Liam S. commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"His point was "before" as opposed to now. It's not their money. Its not a gift they give you - it is part of what you earned. You own your healthcare, not your employer."
yesterday
Liam S. commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"I should add further that "the president's business" is hyperbolic. And he's not dictating your morals, choices are still up to you what you will and will not do (you may or may not get birth control with your insurance). As…"
yesterday
Liam S. commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"Previously, your personal decisions (about your healthcare and morals) were just your employers business... and you didn't have very many options if you wanted to get healthcare outside of what was offered by them. As for the income…"
yesterday
Liam S. commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"Sounds like it was BCBS's issue (providing incorrect information to the Marketplace or deliberately misleading), not an ACA issue, no? What is the resolution? were you able to find a new plan?"
Tuesday
Chuck Knight replied to Liam S.'s discussion Reaction to a blog article - "Can you be pro-gay and still be evangelical?" in the group Christian Men
"I have a large number of friends who are either gay or bi...we've had those discussions; they know my position on the matter, and I theirs.  Not only are we still friends, but it might have brought us closer!  Deep discussions tend to…"
Tuesday
Peter Hyatt replied to Liam S.'s discussion Reaction to a blog article - "Can you be pro-gay and still be evangelical?" in the group Christian Men
""It matters not that Merritt and Powers’s argument is so supremely superior to Moorohler’s — anyone with a modicum of intellect can see that. Merritt and Powers present an airtight argument. It’s a stupid law, as most…"
Tuesday
Peter Hyatt replied to Liam S.'s discussion Reaction to a blog article - "Can you be pro-gay and still be evangelical?" in the group Christian Men
"I think Chuck Knight has said it simply...hate sin. To "hate" is to turn against, or away from. I hate my sin that is within me. People of faith are tagged with "hate speech" because they believe that human sexuality falls into…"
Tuesday
Liam S. replied to Braeden D's discussion What is the best state of mankind? in the group Philosophers
"Hey there Braeden - thanks for bringing this to the Philosophy group...  Can you help narrow down what you mean here. For instance, define best. What criteria are you using to determine the best social system? Happiest people? Healthiest? Once…"
Tuesday
Liam S. replied to Cthulhu's Revenge's discussion Happy zombie Jesus day!
"My point is, that still is only harm (arguable) to you personally. And still just words. I used to be religious, I know where you are coming from - but it still doesn't make sense to me. "
Tuesday
Liam S. replied to Cthulhu's Revenge's discussion Happy zombie Jesus day!
"PH - to be honest, I think you have those reversed. One is actual harm (monetary, theft). That's a good reason to be angry. The other is just words. Easily said, easily dismissed. Just my $.02. "
Tuesday
Liam S. replied to Cthulhu's Revenge's discussion Happy zombie Jesus day!
"Chuck - absolutely. Overthrowing tables and chasing bankers with a whip is always a fair response to WWJD.  Just rolling my eyes a bit at the posturing, is all. "
Monday
Liam S. replied to Cthulhu's Revenge's discussion Happy zombie Jesus day!
"Oh, well that's alright then. "
Monday
Liam S. replied to Cthulhu's Revenge's discussion Happy zombie Jesus day!
" Yay, the religion of peace. Oh wait... that's the other guys, who respond to an insult against their religion with threats or acts of violence? It's the other guys, right? "
Monday
Liam S. replied to Brad Williams's discussion Can Men and Women be Just Friends
"Can they? Yes. Does it often work out that way? No. "
Monday
Liam S. replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Militias, politics, anti-2nd amendment hysteria and the Bundy issue in the group The Great Debate
"And I should add - it is my belief that 99 times out of 100 - those extremist positions are not actually positions held by real people. They are usually a caricature held up by someone on the other side - either an assertion of what they believe the…"
Monday

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Mid-thirties, with a wife and 18 month old son, living and working in Chicago. I'm a graphic designer/art director for a large consulting firm, and also run my own architectural and product photography business.

I am an atheist, a kalderash rom (gypsy), whiskey drinker, cigar smoker, kilt wearer, do-it-yourselfer, and poet... I am a casual (and perpetual) student of languages, go player, philosophy, physical sciences, mythology, literature and psychology.

I write articles for and work in roma-rights, as well as volunteering and acting as a committee member for other charities and service organizations.
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At 1:04pm on March 17, 2014, Pale Horse said…

I did not approve your statement because I would rather not have a pitched battle on my profile. Feel free to respond on yours or a forum post, though. I would gladly join in. Thanks anyway for your input.

At 11:51pm on February 19, 2014, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

John wont approve my comments there, so I had to tell you here. 

That was hilarious. Whether it was intended to be or not.

At 7:38pm on December 20, 2012, Steve G said…

Liam, thanks judging by the video it looks like it brews a good cup of coffee, I'll check it out!

At 11:58pm on October 20, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

T'aves baxtalo. Me paaniboskiero, arta tume?

At 2:38am on August 3, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

Te aves Baxtalo, I was discussing the use of Gypsy as a Slur and though raised where it was I fear I've become desensitized to it as the infantry turned it to a nickname. How do you feel about it in your life?

At 2:21pm on December 29, 2011, peter Griffingreenbordanve said…

Thank you! ^^ though im still rather on the fence of atheism or believing in something. So agnostic might be the way i go. In either case. Thank you an i shall look around, as this is MUCH better then facebook, as this has more a purprose.

At 10:59pm on December 9, 2011, Ryan Tucker said…

I think so too. Thank you for the welcome.

At 10:45pm on May 27, 2011, Curt Bolding said…
Incidentally, nobody runs me off.  But I had developed the attitude that I was just going to continue to tell off anybody who wanted to fence with me, and for me that is a very unhealthy attitude.  The whole thing had gotten out of control and I had nothing to prove to anyone, anyway.  As for presenting facts, I cited a very good book on the subject.  If you have a real interest, and are not just on a mission to debunk everything you hear, that would be one I would start with.
At 10:18pm on May 27, 2011, Curt Bolding said…
Liam, I've had this same experience in other skeptics' groups.  They generally exist only to belittle others' beliefs.  I've said everything I had to say on the matter, except that based on overwhelming facts, including radar imaging, radiation readings, testimony by otherwise unimpeachable sources (military, police, pilots, etc), and reams of documentation of people describing the same types of craft, I can only conclude that something is going on.  I just want to know what it is, and to have people say that all that doesn't even exist, well, it just makes me want to throw my hands up and say "whatever."  I was only trying to make conversation, not convince you or anybody else of anything, especially when your minds are clearly already made up.  Finally the negativity was just too much of a waste of my time.  No hard feelings.  I would've sent you a personal message, but it won't work for me and nobody seems to want to fix it.
At 11:25am on April 22, 2011, x said…
 
 
 

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Carl Monster replied to Andrew's discussion Interesting Article: 'Men Suck At Friendship'
"Tim, amen to that. A few years ago, after becoming aware that I was starving for male company, I sent an email to someone who was an acquaintance over a decade ago. He had asked me on a canoe trip together, and I have never forgot his kindness in…"
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"Damn right. "
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