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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1 hour ago

Re: can the son sue??

...and is more of a family value decision.

Since it is generally medically unnecessary, why not let the kid decide for himself when he's 18? "Family value" decisions lead to all sorts of horrors (e.g. prayer over real [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: What if ...

The effects of a continuing brain drain on the source country (Mexico, in this case) are subtle but very damaging in the long run.

That would explain why the rural areas are so red. But what is a smart kid supposed to do, spend his [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Child Labor

Can you create some sort of junior apprentice program that doesn't involve formal payroll? Maybe as a charity thing (giving you a write-off)?

I know very little about this, but it would seem to me there's a way around that that isn't sleazy.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: China itching for a fight

Ask some Native Americans about that.

I would hope we have progressed, even millimetrically, from those days. Though I know ALEC and the Koch-roaches/Tea-baggers want us to go back to the glory days when the US was white Christian [more]

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1poorguy replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 2 hours ago

Re: Smoke Pistol

Wood pellets are expensive. And I assume they have a binder in them, which is going to add something to the smoke (which you may not desire!). Costco had a "road show", and I checked out the pellet smoker (I forget the company). As [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Google, Inc. board. 2 hours ago

Re: GOogle A and C shares

As I read that, the total number of votes is not rising. But the total number of votes I have is 1/2 what it was pre-split. So my voting power is reduced. Not that it matters for an ant like me compared to the corporate officers. But that's how I [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Help With This Home Theater board. 3 hours ago

Re: Roku vs DVD player

I wish I could chime-in on the Roku, but I just have no experience with them.

I do all my streaming with my BluRay. Works great. Plus I can play discs if I want to. I did get a Chromecast device, and that works well too. I'm able to do [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3 hours ago

Re: Why I prefer to travel by RV

I hope you are nice enough to pull-over to allow others to pass you. I HATE being stuck behind an RV in a no-passing zone, especially when they're straining to do 40 uphill when the speed limit is 70.

:-)

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3 hours ago

Re: US Military and Civilians Increasingly Divided

That is the one reason I might favor a draft. Leaders may be reluctant if their little angels have to line up like the rest of us.

Of course, during 'Nam they managed to dodge it, mostly. What was it Fogerty said? "I ain't no [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:03 AM

Re: Dynastic rule: Hillary vs. Jeb

Bernie!!!

Yesterday

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:18 PM

Brian

It's kinda weird. I check my spam folder pretty regularly. Recently I've started getting spam which starts "Hi Brian". Except my name isn't Brian. Not even close, actually.

When did spam start doing that? Usually it's just [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:05 PM

Re: Europeans from Mars, Asians from Venus

On the other hand, you will never persuade him because he wants to believe that all the nonsense arguments he has read contribute to some incontrovertible argument.

I agree. May as well try to convince a YEC that carbon dating really [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:55 PM

Re: Report from

I had no idea about that new area of research and what it may be able to do for medicine.

Not just you! I think this applies to just about everyone. Lay people have no idea how much we really do know at this point. I'm reading [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:42 PM

Re: Jeb Toadying To Liberty Baptist College

He is falling into the same trap as whats-his-name (the previous GOP candidate) who told each audience what it wanted to hear, regardless of the contradictions.

Yeah, but his "base" won't notice as long as they hear what [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 6:35 PM

Re: Smart Suitcase for the Next-Generation Trave

Hi Tuni,

That's called a monopod. Some walking sticks do double as monopods, yes. Wouldn't really suit my purpose, though. I mostly hand-hold with faster shutter speeds, but there are effects one can really only get using a tripod (HDR, long [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:28 PM

Re: Europeans from Mars, Asians from Venus

The mind is a very powerful thing. I don't think that people who have near death experiences are necessarily lying, but I don't think they are getting actual visits from those who died before them either.

Yep! As brains are shutting [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Google, Inc. board. 6:20 PM

Re: GOogle A and C shares

When they did the split a while back they gave us half the shares as 'C' shares. These have no voting rights.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:39 PM

Re: China itching for a fight

We might begin by honoring the treaties we made with our own Native Americans.

Well, the aren't really "ours" anymore than we are the British's. But other than that nit-pick I have to agree with you. :-)

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:34 PM

Re: Why I prefer to travel by RV

1poorlady wanted an RV for a while. She liked the idea of not staying in hotels, and not eating out all the time. By coincidence (i.e. didn't plan it this way) we stayed in a town on the east side of Yosemite for a few days. The motel was unique in [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:30 PM

Re: Brits try to label the 50 states

So on the whole, I think Manchester is important to know about :-)

Well, I knew it existed and was in England somewhere! And they have a soccer team (Manchester United).

I also know about Liverpool, that it's a shipyard city, [more]

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