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Rebekah's Discussions

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 Augustin's discussion The Mask You Live In - Don't tell boy to man up! (Says video)
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Rebekah posted a status
"The word of the day is "novation.""
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"You are correct as a financial matter, if your sole interest is your own financial bottom line.  In one side of the debate above, however, bankruptcy would be out of the question as a moral matter."
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"Probably not immediately sink you deeper into debt that will show up on a balance sheet - but making payments on a debt could keep you from moving to an area with better job prospects, keep you from getting better transportation that would result in…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"Let me add, for perspective in other aspects of this debate:  The credit card companies created the counseling agencies out of a profit motive - and one beyond the tax write-off of a 501(c)(3) contribution where they control how the funds are…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"Good point, but OP should be careful if the distinctions matter to him.  I think there are "non-profits" that are funded by "donations" from the credit card companies, which are what I explained.  Then there may be a…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"Personally, with no experience, I think the credit counseling agencies funded by the credit card companies are a good deal for debtors.  Basically, you can hire someone independent, whom you'll have to pay, creating an additional financial…"
yesterday
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 read a memorial/eulogy for an old-guard prof while I was in law school.  It said he'd never let a client argue the statute of limitations to get out of a legitimate debt.  He didn't think people should be able to use the letter…"
yesterday
Rebekah replied to Michael's discussion National Parks
"Finding vacancies for grossly imprudent tourists was her least-favorite duty in Yosemite.  She enjoyed leading nature walks, or recommending hikes, studying the ecosystems, etc. - actually learning and teaching about the park, rather than…"
Wednesday
Rebekah replied to Michael's discussion National Parks
"My sister has worked in Yellowstone and Yosemite.  One of her jobs at Yosemite was finding a place to stay for people who arrived in the middle of the summer with no reservations.  It usually took several phone calls to "nearby"…"
Wednesday
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"It's always frustrating when you're willing to pay for something, but you represent a demographic that's too small to cater towards.  We see it on AoM occasionally when someone has a very particular idea of what "dressing…"
Tuesday
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"So American Apparel is niche but Versace isn't?  Sounds like there's 2 distinctions. High-end v. retail.  To me, Versace's male models look strange, not distinctive-strange, but too-thin-strange.  (The same trope, I…"
Tuesday
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"I'm pretty sure male modeling makes the same high-fashion v. retail distinction as women's modeling.  High-fashion models tend to be thinner and either more strange-looking or very not-strange looking (perfectly proportioned). …"
Tuesday
Rebekah replied to Sonny's discussion The end of stereotypes in ads for male ?
"VS sizes go up from what their models wear, but not down - and I CAN feel worse than average as a result.  Not a big hang-up of mine, but something I'm aware of."
Tuesday
Rebekah replied to Harrison Brace's discussion What are you guys reading now?
"Plotinus' Enneads Sex Made Easy Brendan Byrne's book on the Gospel of Mark California Style Manual"
Monday
Rebekah replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Jury Duty?
"Sorry if you're disappointed.  At least nothing happened that will keep you from serving again.  [I hear that if you ever serve on a jury that fails to return a verdict - is hung, you'll never serve again.  They think…"
Monday

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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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Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
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John Lee Pettimore replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
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Brad Williams replied to Brad Williams's discussion Hunting Big Game if you Could?
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Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Okay, then I don't have a shield and if I did I wouldn't have a symbol on it.  I'm so confused by your line of inquiry here.  You're asking me to take your sarcasm seriously???  Why?"
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Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I could give you about 500 reasons off the top of my head. But again, that's like asking me if I have proof that purple and blue giraffes don't exist.  If you claim they exist, the burden of proof is on you.  That there is no…"
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Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
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