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Which man exits the elevator first?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Dec 17, 2012. 28 Replies

I'm just curious: How do men figure out who exits the elevator before the other(s)?It's rare that there are 2 women exiting at the same floor in my building, so I just take the prerogative and go…Continue

An academic look at trolling

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Oct 18, 2012. 14 Replies

I think this is useful:…Continue

Mostly just for fun: Compile my wedding reception playlist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margie Aug 7, 2012. 28 Replies

While my fiance and I in theory want a "traditional" wedding reception with dancing, we kind of have a mental block on what music we should play. We're also not sure we want to hire a DJ when music…Continue

Offended to attend a "fake" wedding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam S. Oct 16, 2012. 90 Replies

Does it, or would it, offend you to be invited/attend a marriage ceremony that was not recognized by the civil government because a civil marriage ceremony had taken place earlier, or was scheduled…Continue

 

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Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"Why does bankruptcy vary state-to-state?  Just the jurists involved?  Are state homestead laws part of the law governing b/k proceedings?  Obviously, b/k is a matter of federal statute and case law."
4 hours ago
Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
"I don't know about fiber pills, but I read a book by a reputable gastroenterologist, and she recommended certain fiber and pro-biotic supplements for normal people. I also read that the research goes back and forth on vitamin supplements. …"
4 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"On a practical level, people stop paying mortgages years before the banks finally foreclose and evict them.  It's a lot different from renting that way.  Also, the credit hit of a foreclosure may be bigger than a settlement of…"
5 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"I suppose you would consider foreclosure in single-recourse states where the bank takes a hit forced charity.  I suppose it's forced charity to you even if the bank doesn't take a hit.  [Even if the bank lied to its investors,…"
6 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"I'm curious about paying a mortgage before unsecured consumer debt.  It seems contrary to your Ramsey-esque snowball plan.  Is the mortgage analogous to a minimum payment on bigger debts?  Do you see the mortgage as a necessary…"
6 hours ago
Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
"When they have those "but 3, get 2 free" deals, they don't put the per-ounce price on the tags noting the sale (the yellow Club Card price tags at Safeway).  And I can't do 40% off $0.019/ounce in my head. As for the…"
7 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"But what was behind the public outcry and political energy?  Why was there a push to punish, on orders of magnitude, more severely one form, when it was just as dangerous as other forms?"
7 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"It's definitely the case that most people, and most blacks, in prison are there for non-violent crimes.  It's also definitely the case that different forms of cocaine are treated differently by the sentencing statutes.  It is my…"
22 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
"Unless you think blacks are locked up for usually victimless, definitely non-violent, crimes, and that the sentencing provisions either explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of race through meaningless distinctions regarding…"
23 hours ago
Rebekah replied to Jai Chipperfield's discussion What to wear to a vineyard
"SLO does not have a world-class program in oenology."
23 hours ago
Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
"It's against the law to discharge a firearm within the city limits of my hometown."
yesterday
Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
"I don't think hummus sold in California needs so many descriptors."
yesterday
Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
"I tried just to do it for soda, just in Excel.  I'm sure I COULD, but it would take me an hour.  My example above was relatively simple.  Usually, there's some sort of "Buy 3, get 2 free" deal.  You have to…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
""creamy garbanzo bean dip" - you "real Merkans" crack me up"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
""pretty much know them all" is also a certain kind of intelligence.  If this works for you and anyone reading this, great, but it's definitely a YMMV thing."
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Rebekah replied to John Muir's discussion Bulk Shopping For Staples
""work" is different for different people.  I manage my finances to the penny and go nuts when I can't get online to check them.  But there are a lot of people who never balance their checkbooks.  It's not always…"
yesterday

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Interests
Anglican liturgics, enforcement of judgments, baking, Latin
Books
Books I'll admit to having read in the last 6 months, or am presently reading: 1928 Book of Common Prayer, 1940 Hymnal, Anglican Missal (People's Edition), De Rerum Natura, The American Way of Eating, Far From the Tree
Movies
It's a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, Master and Commander, Shawshank Redemption, Winnie the Pooh and the Search for Christopher Robin, Amazing Grace, Anatomy of a Murder, Adam's Rib
Music
past favorite composers: Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Handel, Haydn, Bach, and Mozart
Also, John Rutter and Vaughn Williams
Quote
Recover all thy sigh-blown age
On double pleasures: leave thy cold dispute
Of what is fit, and not.

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On Freely Choosing Chastity

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm 9 Comments

I'm not sure what's meant by "freely choosing." I had opportunities for sex before I got married, and chose not to. My choice was based in my moral understanding, which was formed by my upbringing and my friends and family. But I didn't fear violence or financial repercussions from them if I fornicated.

Now that I'm married, I'm ambivalent about my choice. The consequences were not entirely positive physically, emotionally, or relationally. Nor are my moral principles so strong that…

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Mental health and guns (Can't get into TGD)

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

I had something long on why mental health screenings for gun purchasers will never work, but I see TGD doesn't understand mental healthcare to begin with.

Though mental illnesses are more treatable than the most feared bodily illnesses, and kill just as many people, and certainly have more sufferers, they are handled differently and less by our "healthcare system."

What really gets my goat are the financial disincentives for seeking treatment. I have heard (pre-Obamacare)…

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This went nowhere.

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 9:28pm 8 Comments

It is true that libraries are a public benefit the government is not obligated to provide, just like fireworks displays and hiking trails. But once the government chooses to provide a public benefit, there are limits on how it can restrict use of that public benefit. 

Speech is not food. We have excellent medical, scientific, and legal definitions of food. The various welfare programs remain fairly hands-off about making sure benefits are only used to buy "good food." They do not, for…

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Engagement Story (someone asked)

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 5:41pm 2 Comments

It was all very quiet and calm. Wednesday is our usual mid-week date night. [Medium] met Rebekah at her place after work Wednesday, July 13, 2010, with yellow Asiatic lilies. Rebekah put them in the sake bottle he got her at a garage sale St. Valentine's Day weekend. Then he said he had another present for her. He pulled out a little red box and said, "I wanted to give you this and ask you to marry me." She said Yes.…

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At 6:15pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Again, but is OP a young Bay Area professional???

At 2:56pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Way too much language, also.

At 2:51pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Still, after an evening of thinking a bit on your advice to OP yesterday-can't get over the level of detachment in your statements.  He made no mention of his skills level.  Could he actually qualify for a job in tech?  Maybe you are overreaching-sounds like lost in a world of great intellectual postulating beyond any kind actual "tending your own garden.

W.B.P.

At 8:32pm on January 29, 2014, Scott L Ferrell said…

Thank you so much. Took care of it earlier today. 

At 8:59pm on August 5, 2012, Michael D. Denny said…

To be fair, that is pretty impressive for a pump house. 

At 9:01pm on September 16, 2011, Michael D. Denny said…
Not cold enough ere for them yet. Though today we are experiencing a cold snap. High about 70.
At 10:10pm on April 7, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Possibly put the material in your checked luggage.
At 8:17pm on April 6, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Hi Rebekah, on the "safety" issue, TSA would be allowed broad discretion in looking for contraband. If traveling with the hypothetical gold chain, I can see them arguing that it is privileged, but still would have to be "documented" for Custom's purposes.
At 3:48pm on March 23, 2011, Jack Neulist said…
Tommy's. It was on Van Allen (I think), across the street (north corner) from the Cathedral Hill Hotel.
At 12:41am on January 21, 2011, Michael D. Denny said…
Thank you Rebekah!
 
 
 

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