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    Sticky: Re: Things that make you smile

    Silly computer messages, like "Your password is 486 days old, and has therefore expired." Ain't time a bitch?
  2. Thread: Whatcha Eatin'?

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    Sticky: Re: Whatcha Eatin'?

    Rye whiskey. It is most excellent.
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    Re: What exactly are gun rights activist against?

    Really? Trying to recall a time that a group of people were speeched to death (though there were a few sermons in my youth that seemed to be heading that way), or beaten senseless with rolled up...
  4. Thread: Go be a Viking!

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    Go be a Viking!

    When I saw this I thought of a few folks around these parts who might enjoy a trans-Atlantic voyage on a Viking ship "replica."...
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    Re: What is something you struggle with?

    My deepest challenge is to care. I could certainly name several "real world" things that people would nod and empathize about, but the truth is that the thing that troubles me the most is not...
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    Re: Another shooter. In San Bernardino 20 shot!

    I understand and respect the position that access to guns are not the root problem. I went to a high school where guns were routinely stored in school lockers during class so that folks could go...
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    Re: Another shooter. In San Bernardino 20 shot!

    Honestly, I have grown quite weary of trying figure out the "why" of each incident, as if one form of murder is somehow different from another. It is premeditated murder, and the reason is...
  8. Thread: Ghosts

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    Re: Ghosts

    If I could figure out how to get them to work I'd never wash another dish. :D

    Anyway, there sure is something. I think there are probably many somethings that get lumped together as ghosts simply...
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    Re: Another shooter. In San Bernardino 20 shot!

    Waiting for details. Frustrating.
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    Re: I Need Help Being Successful At A Job

    There are no hard and fast rules that will guarantee success, but a positive attitude and professional approach to challenges will help. Remember that you are not after being LIKED, but being...
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    Re: go anywhere with my magic teleporting box...

    Since anything goes -- Atlantis was supposed to be a good life.
  12. Thread: Respecting Plants

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    Re: Respecting Plants

    Japanese stilt grass
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    Re: I feel intruded upon

    Hickory, I do not know you or your situation will enough to be able to say anything with any degree of certainty, but it sounds like you have a long term relationship that is lacking some measure of...
  14. Thread: attacks on Paris

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    Re: attacks on Paris

    Totally agree. This is long term thinking.

    And Medusa is the only one who seemed to get what the thought experiment was about, namely that it is not possible to identify a closed set of people to...
  15. Thread: Proud Papa...

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    Re: Proud Papa...

    Very cool.
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  16. Thread: attacks on Paris

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    Re: attacks on Paris

    Oh, name the parameters for the *poof* button that you think would be effective, but it can only involve the instant removal of human beings, not their rewiring.

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    But...
  17. Thread: attacks on Paris

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    Re: attacks on Paris

    Thought experiment: You've got a one time opportunity to push the "clean slate" button and cause every person affiliated with a terrorist organization for any cause on every continent to cease...
  18. Thread: Blessing

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    Re: Blessing

    Tangential thought reading these replies: I don't think it is possible to point to any event as evidence of being blessed. I know that in my life things have occurred that I perceived as terrible...
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    Re: Sick And Evil People

    The title of this thread intrigued me because of a question I put to my husband this weekend after brooding about Paris some more, which inevitably had me evaluating society in whole and in parts. I...
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    Poll: Re: Would you be willing to cut off a pinky finger

    But, you see, this is why I answered "Hell, no!" without hesitation. Violation is not a matter of perception. In a world made mostly of shades of gray, this is black and white for me.
  21. Thread: attacks on Paris

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    Re: attacks on Paris

    So what you are saying is that all life is precious, unless it is a life that doesn't think that all life is precious? What you have highlighted, though probably inadvertently, is that all life is...
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    Re: attacks on Paris

    I have no words, only tears.
  23. Thread: Shadow Work

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    Re: Shadow Work

    I think people can automatically perceive "shadow" as undesirable because it is hidden, but treasure can also be hidden. It is what we do with knowledge that matters; the knowledge itself is neither...
  24. Thread: Blessing

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    Blessing

    What, exactly, is conferred with blessing? I know of no faith tradition that does not engage in blessing people, objects, situations, places. Is the meaning the same across all of them? I have read...
  25. Thread: Shadow Work

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    Re: Shadow Work

    Shadow work is a process of self knowledge. The idea is that we all have beliefs so deeply embedded that we are not aware of them even though they shape our judgments and decisions all the time....
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