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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:09 AM

Re: off to college

We had to rent the truck because of the bike. Otherwise I think we could have done it with our Jeep.

Up really early, still arrived late (around 9am). There were numerous folks there to help unload and carry stuff. I was surprised. They were [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:21 PM

Re: ATTN: 1pg

Yes, we have Shell points. Wish we didn't, but we do. We're thinking of using some points to go to Maui next spring (whale-watching season).

Enjoy San Diego. You missed Comicon, though. ;-)

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:50 AM

Re: off to college

Anyway, your post is one of the few I took an interest in. I hope you told her the handy rule about "liquor before beer, never fear; beer before liquor, never sicker."

Never heard that one. But we sort of went quasi-European [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:41 AM

Re: off to college

You sound like a great parent with a great child. My hat's off to you (and your wife) for successfully bringing your daughter to the threshold of adulthood. My best wishes for her future.

Many thanks. We shall see over the next 9 [more]

Wed Aug 20

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:43 PM

off to college

Well, tomorrow is move-in day. Tonight I pick up a rental pick-up truck (wanted a van, but the cargo van only seats two). Not that we have that much stuff to transport, but the bicycle and fridge together are too much for most other vehicles. I'm [more]

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1poorguy replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 6:42 PM

Re: It's Monday Night

I have no problem with beans or no beans in chili. But, pasta? Sheesh.

Hey!! When I was a starving grad student pasta was a great way to extend a pound of ground beef. A can of chili beans (big can...the 32 oz variety) with the beef [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:50 PM

Re: How do you handle these?

If I'm feeling like ribbing the religios, I tell them I'll talk with them if they wash my car or paint my house, pull weeds, whatever.

Better: in the winter ask them to give you their coats. Bible says they should. In fact, [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:42 PM

militarization of the police

It's obvious most people here see a problem with this.

First, an interesting NPR piece I heard yesterday:

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:11 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

Nobody deserves this in any civilized society...

And if Brown really broke the cop's eye socket, how is that "civilized society"?

You're rushing to judgment with next-to-no data. The time to be outraged is AFTER [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:07 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

It's starting to hit "mainstream" media. If it turns out to be true, and I emphasize if, then it seems open and shut as a justifiable shoot.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:24 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

Unarmed is irrelevant. SBC who occasionally visits this board is unarmed, but very much a threat if she wants to be. If the kids really broke the cop's face and was charging for another attack, the shooting was justified. Until we have the [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:30 PM

Re: How do you handle these?

So far only 3 knocks have ignored it - all men (hmmm, maybe that's evidence of an "entitled" gender).

You sure that isn't just confirming the stereotype that men don't read directions???

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:25 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

The sergeant opened the camera and unrolled the film. "I don't see any evidence here." And closed the camera.


Camera phones and instant uploading are changing that dynamic. I don't think the police have figured that out [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:23 PM

Re: How do you handle these?

And so I...

...what you you have done?


Depends on my mood. Usually I just say "no thanks" and close the door.

Once or twice I've said something like "grow up, there is no god, and the bible is just a [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:10 PM

Re: It makes me wonder...

I like the pepper-spray idea, but there are two problems. If it's indoors it's likely the "fog" will affect you and your baby. And, second, it's may be actionable if the person wasn't threatening. But I do like it. :-)

I've seen a [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:02 PM

Re: Iron Dome

Give a month or so for some facts to emerge from Ferguson, then let's talk about it.

Agreed.

It's sad the media is playing to the voyeurs here rather than disseminating actual information. Did the cop have a broken orbital [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:57 PM

Google search data

I'm pretty sure it has been mentioned before that this data is going to be (or maybe already is) a boon for "social scientists". An NPR article on searches from regions where life is "hard" versus not-so-hard. The "hard" [more]

Tue Aug 19

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1poorguy replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 6:59 PM

Re: It's Monday Night

When we were in Turkey recently we had "kebabs". They were NOT meat on a skewer, much to my surprise. They more closely resembled a gyro. I found that interesting and surprising.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:31 PM

Re: PEOPLE! I didn't sign up for angel killing!

Sometimes they smite banks.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117038/

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:22 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

An ordinary citizen (and that's what I am) should never have to feel afraid of the police when they have done nothing wrong.

Agreed. And while the Chris Rock vid was largely for comic effect, there was a valid point in there also. [more]

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