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    Re: What is wrong with Social Security?

    Why is it that the richer one is, the less it costs to live?

    Oh yeah... I remember... "Everybody knows the dice are loaded, everybody rolls with their fingers crossed..."
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    Sticky: Re: Birthday Wishes!!!

    Happy belated b-day, Geezer!

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    Happy belated b-day, Geezer!


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EqolSvoWNck
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    Sticky: Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    And there is an inoculation that prevents shingles in those of us who had the pox as kid's, but it costs about $600 in the U.S., unless your insurance is really good.
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    Re: Called to the sword?

    Azoth, I can't tell you anything about why you might be drawn to the sword, but I can understand your feelings. I am also extra-ordinarily find of swords, crow's beaks, quarter staff, daggers, and...
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    Re: Called to the sword?

    Are you going to learn to use it correctly?

    There is a whole WMA (Western Martial Arts) community devoted to this.
  6. Re: Donald Trump Have Been Impeached For Good

    And now he's gone full metal Lenin - he's publicly assassinating (metaphorically speaking, of course) those who are disloyal.

    This is so very wrong.
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    Re: Who Are You Voting For This Year?

    Thing about looking for compassion and character is that they are most visible in their absence. You can safely assume that a person is of average compassion and character, unless they demonstrate...
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    Re: Pagan Naturalism

    Methinks I see (What to me is) a snag in your nylon (metaphorically speeking, of course!).

    You seem to have decided, in some way what the end product of a pagan revival should be.

    Based on my,...
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    Sticky: Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    LMAO - I know exactly how you feel, but from the other side.
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    Re: Pagan Naturalism

    Can you tell me what "pagan naturalism" is so I know what we're talking about?
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    Re: Spells for Gardening?

    OK. These things depend on what you think magic is.

    Myself, I do not think that magic is made by saying words, burning candles, or even minding your wards and locks.

    I would say that all of...
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    Re: Who Are You Voting For This Year?

    Whosoever runs against tRump as a Democrat.

    Or that skunk out back. One or the other.
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    Sticky: Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    #1. The baby in the stroller was more likely than not gonna sleep through the movie & if the kid does wake up, the kid will kick up a fuss for being in a boring dark place with flickering lights &...
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    Re: A healing holiday

    I understand where you're coming from, and that sounds like an outstanding idea.

    I'm a practicing atheist myself, so I tend to adopt any holidays that seem fun of meaningful for myself.

    But, in...
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    Re: Therianthropy and Plurality

    Well, as confusing as that seems at first glance, I' m sure we'll figure it out eventually.

    So holla, BluePrimus!
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    Re: Hi everyone!!

    Welcome, friend!
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    Re: Why is Buddhism so contradicting?

    In that case, I will continue to pessimisticly believe that, if I take certain actions, my life will be better in the future than it was in the past.
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    Sticky: Re: Celebrity Death Notice Thread

    Ram Dass dead at 88.
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    Re: What's The Purpose Of A Deity

    We run into problems when we discuss "purpose." To determine purpose, one needs to also posit a " point of view. "

    For instance, if I pick up a rock and use it as part of a stone fense, the...
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    Re: Why is Buddhism so contradicting?

    "Life is a problem to be solved" is far too broad a statement to be meaningful. In Buddhism, "the inevitable suffering that comes with life" is the specific "problem to be solved."

    If identifying...
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    Re: What's The Purpose Of A Deity

    The purpose of a deity is to produce the feeling that there is some control in situations that are uncontrollable by humans, or, failing that, to produce the feeling that there is a purpose in the...
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    Re: Why is Buddhism so contradicting?

    Not sure I would use the term "pessimistic assessment" :

    1st Noble Truth = life contains suffering (realist)
    2nd Noble Truth = the cause of suffering is attachment to illusion (diagnostic)
    3rd...
  23. Re: Students Displayed A Confederate Flag In A High School Cafeteria In Response To P

    The SCOTUS Tinker ruling protects student free speech in schools UNLESS such speech is slanderous/libelous, or materially and substantially disruptive.

    A school could ban the confederate flag, but...
  24. Re: Celebrating Columbus Day; What's it really about?

    As children, we are told fairytales of perfect heros acting perfectly heroically.

    Later, we find out these people were human, as are we, and embodied both in the temperament of the times in which...
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    Sticky: Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Prolly bad teacher. How could a "soils" class be boring?
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