Is it my imagination or are common batteries actually becoming more unstable? In the past couple of decades it "seems" that batteries are getting worse. They have ruined a handful of my devices. They…Continue
Hello Just found this site through a side door whilst Googling around for info on antique shotguns of all things and when I saw the monicker of "Manly Arts" I thought, WTF another testosterone…Continue
"True, I can dig that. We are empowered to act only in the NOW because that is all there is. Past is only memory or agony and future is only hope or dread. Each of us decides the quality. But by living in the past and looking at the future how many…"
"Who along the chain has the most to loose and least gain...a 19 year old kid. War always was a good business opportunity but in recent times it is so blatant and the profit line is right at the soldiers back...not 5,000 miles up stream."
"I think my original response speaks directly to the heart of your question. It's very easy to see blatant rudeness but most of the time nice people don't even know they are being rude. How many times have you been flipped off on the…"
"Some so-called good people can be very rude and not even know it. Every spring on a nice sunny Sunday mornings carloads of nice people drive around the country side (we live on a farm in a rural area) with a bible and try to save other folks. They…"
""the point of the spear". It seems now that the point of the spear is there only to protect the gilded shaft of commercial interest visa vis Halliburton et al. The low paid point now protects the high paid "hired gun". Efficiency…"
"I read that he kept meticulous genetic records on this like someone breading dogs. In those days any percentage of black blood at all to I think one percent made you black and therefore eligible for slavery."
"Quantum physics does not say anything about the outcome of an event, it only gives the probabilities of specific outcomes. As the event hasn't happened there is no change taking place other than the collapsing of the quantum wave-function…"
"It's like grasping air. It's not there. All things are impermanent and degradable. The problem with career, respect, standing, etc. is that it all only exists as a concept. You can't touch it, you can only photograph it and put it on…"
Disc Golf, Gardening, hunting, trout fishing, native grass restoration, canoe, pottery, print & antique collecting, rebuilding antique lights, Japanese maples, Buddhism and science. I am also ADD as you can see.
Nonfiction, science, history, and existentialism.
documentaries, Humor and adventure
Almost everything across all genres except contemporary country. I listen to music aprox 8-10 hours /day
“The dissatisfied mind is the fundamental element of human nature .”
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"Thanks for the great reply, RJ, and the many examples. Fascinating.
As a kid, I lived in France and I remember the language purists being upset at the Americanization of French. They didn't want French people to say "le…"
"Creationism is not taught in US public schools. If it is taught in private schools -- I suppose there must be some somewhere that do this -- it is because our Constitution forbids our government to decide for us what we are allowed to say,…"
"Acknowledging privilege or injustice doesn't mean:
1. you are responsible for it
2. you must be punished for it
3. that it can't be overcome through individual determination or effort
4. that you must feel sorry for those who don't…"