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Manly? or just silly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling Dec 16, 2016. 19 Replies

So I thought I'd throw this into the ring because it's something which I have really enjoyed, and am being pulled into more and more now that I have free time and disposable income.What are y'alls…Continue

Irony much

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jad Asmar Dec 15, 2016. 3 Replies

Didnt see any threads specifically about this so I thought I'd throw it out.Anyone find it some how odd that one of the finer points of manliness revolve around the growing and maintaining a fine…Continue

Cast Iron Skillet cooking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Monster Dec 17, 2016. 11 Replies

Seems to me that cooking can very well be a manly art. Certainly things like grilling or making the worlds best chili (no bean soup please), meet the standard. Here recently I've acquired a cast iron…Continue

Throwing my hat in the door...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gentleman Engineer Nov 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Just thought it polite to announce my arrival.I'm one day from 43, central Texan currently and native to the area.I stumbled upon AoM when looking up DIY guides to smithing, and have been an avid…Continue

 

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Forge replied to Mongoose's discussion Regarding "Muslim Immigrant Woes" in Sweeden in the group The Great Debate
"You have a citation for that? Just curious because all of the outlets I hear and see seem to indicate that there is rampant criminal activity, and my counterparts in my company in Germany and Poland are on that same page as well.  Data and…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Mongoose's discussion Regarding "Muslim Immigrant Woes" in Sweeden in the group The Great Debate
"Honestly, aside from waving the "Trump was right" banner, all I can make of the article is that there is social unrest and anti-antisemitism is on the rise (the latter based upon 2 sentences total) Nothing of substance otherwise to tell us…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Conor's discussion I need help moving on, it's been six weeks now.
"First of all, dude... Take some time to take care of yourself. Make sure you are getting the sleep you need and eating right. In a similar situation, I found that those were major in getting depression under control.  Second- 6 weeks, not a…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"I don't think it has to be an endemic problem, but when you are dealing with a group of peoples who are 2 generations removed from being nomadic tribesmen, where the illiteracy rates hover between 50- 72%, and where the law of the land largely…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Ignorants will do what they will do, and when they do, they will be slapped down by the rest of us. The part that kills me is that by and large when an act of terror occurs, the Islamic community is silent."
Feb 23
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Perception can be a powerful tool, which is where the media has dabbled and done the most damage. However, you cannot conduct cold hard business and get things done in an environment where you worry about how your true purpose might be spun to…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"As to your point 1) That's totally false because if you look at the facts, the top muslim countries out there are NOT covered in the ban, neither are the countries to whom we are allied, regardless of their predominant religion.  As far as…"
Feb 23
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"From the text of the executive order: Notwithstanding the temporary suspension imposed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may jointly determine to admit individuals to the United States as…"
Feb 22
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"I guess the underlying premise, that they have a right to be able to come here, isn't in my argument. There are so many other things we could be worrying about, like the 25 million North Koreans, that really the couple thousand refugees that…"
Feb 22
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"What does that actually have to do with the matter? Because we have a high standard for entry we shouldn't consider refining or pausing the inflow while we work with other nations (who are not currently assisting us in the vetting process), to…"
Feb 22
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Ok, so in spending 3 years of vetting, another 90 days will be that big of a deal? Remember, we're dealing specifically with countries that are NOT cooperating with the vetting process. Personally, I'd prefer we waited longer and had a…"
Feb 22
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"So then is he factually incorrect? He proposes his solution, or any solution and then what? The courts shoot it down. Ok, so how long does that go on when you have judges lobbying from the bench before you simply throw up your hands and walk…"
Feb 22
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Yeah, I get what you are saying, but the flip side is that the world expects us to step in and be the policeman and medic for their issues. They want and need our resources, but only in the ways they decide we should help them. So yeah, we are…"
Feb 22
Forge replied to Braeden's discussion Why do American Schools tolerate this? in the group The Great Debate
"Sounds to me like less of a racist, more of expecting quality in teaching. Unfortunately this is too often the case with subs. As the son, grandson, and brother of career teachers, I've seen this over and over again. You don't get a…"
Feb 22
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Whoa... rational well-thought out discussions. ON THE INTERNET! I was told this is not possible. I guess the crux of what I think on the topic comes from the simple fact that when you unravel the belief systems, when you crack open the Quran and…"
Feb 21
Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Ok, so I'm going to state somethings for contemplation and reflection, not to try and steer the conversation any particular direction. Were you as upset when Obama stated that he would side with the Muslims? Does it matter which side of the…"
Feb 21

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Liam Strain replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
"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."
18 minutes ago
David R. replied to David R.'s discussion Do you speak German fluently?
"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.)"
4 hours ago
Christian Schmidt replied to David R.'s discussion Do you speak German fluently?
"I can help you with that. Native born German and pretty much fluent in English."
5 hours ago
Sir replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
"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."
5 hours ago
David R. posted a discussion

Do you speak German fluently?

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
6 hours ago
Shane replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
"Fancy. I got a piece of polished obsidian from the geology room and looked through that."
7 hours ago
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
""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…"
7 hours ago
Portnoy replied to Pale Horse's discussion They Who Shall Not Be Named in the group The Great Debate
"Reading comprehension fail on my part with the Treyvon, my apologies. I wanted to recognize this on its own."
7 hours ago

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