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« Reply #1710 on: May 25, 2013, 11:15:47 PM »

I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/10/occupy-chicago-affirms-class-warfare/
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« Reply #1711 on: May 25, 2013, 11:20:55 PM »

JamesR is a stud.
He needs to lose the unibrow.
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« Reply #1712 on: May 25, 2013, 11:33:09 PM »

I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/10/occupy-chicago-affirms-class-warfare/
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« Reply #1713 on: May 25, 2013, 11:40:03 PM »

I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/10/occupy-chicago-affirms-class-warfare/
That you with the "Capitalism not worth saving" board?
yes.

LOL at the caption too: "But this isn't about Marxism or opposing the free market"
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« Reply #1714 on: May 26, 2013, 11:18:20 AM »



You remind of this holy hieromartyr.

Priest Dimitry Ovechkin. Photo from the investigative records, 1930.
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Holy hieromartyr Dimitry Ovechkin was a typical village priest who served in the Church of St. Procopius in the village of Kuznechikha, Osinskoe region. He was born in 1877 to a peasant family. Probably he had to make no small effort to receive his education in the Kazan seminary. He was ordained a priest at age 32. Bishop Palladius ordained him in 1909. Father Dimitry began his “way of the cross” in 1922, when he refused to participate in the commission for the confiscation of Church valuables. He was then given a commuted sentence of six months imprisonment, but in 1930 he was given a real term of three years in concentration camp, accused of “organizing a protest against events conducted by the Soviet government”. In the year of the “Great Terror” he again came to the attention of the NKVD. People were found who agreed to testify against him: he supposedly talked about the crop failure and famine enveloping Russia, about the extremely difficult conditions of life when he, a priest, could not get a job (Father Dimitry had a wife and three children to support), and about how the party administration was turning people’s attention away from the economic problems by staging the spectacles of trials according to plan. What of this was true and what was contrived? The main thing is that witnesses were found to testify.

In the application form for the record of 1937, one detail noted by the interrogator draws our attention: “A cross is tattooed on his chest.” Apparently he had experience—baptismal crosses were confiscated in the camps. The protocol fixes the unrelenting tone and tense atmosphere during the interrogation: in connection with other persons under investigation, Father Dimitry does not confirm any conversations on political themes, or the existence of a “counter-revolutionary organization. He has nothing to convey. The interrogator screams in his face, “You’re lying!” But Fr. Dimitry only replies quietly, “I have given truthful testimony and cannot add anything else.” Again, “You’re lying!” The interrogator reads the testimony of other persons under investigation about supposedly “recruited members of the organization.” To every “Do you confess?” Father Dimitry only repeats, “I do not confess to it.”

Seven people were arraigned in this case. Two of them, Father Dimitry Ovechkin and Father Nicholai Uvitsky, were sentenced on November 4, 1937 to “execution by shooting.” On November 14 the troika executed the sentence. But Father Dimitry’s relatives had no reliable information about him for many long years. Even after Stalin’s death in 1957, when his widow made an inquiry she received a flagrantly false answer according to the existing formula: “Ovechkina, Olga Grigorievna is to be told orally that Ovechkin, Dimitry Kiprianovich was sentenced on November 4, 1937 to ten years of corrective labor camp, and died in his place of imprisonment on December 5, 1941 from pellagra. His death should be registered in the Osinskoe registration office.”
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« Reply #1715 on: May 26, 2013, 11:59:10 AM »

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This is my favorite cigar.  At least on my dime.  If someone else is paying, I'll have the La Aurora.

I am pretending not to smoke. And I tire of my pipes. For some reasons I've been craving cigars with coffee (I've had maybe a total of 3 dozen of the former in my entire life and I am not a big coffe drinker).

How much is the above going to set me back? And what other inexpensive suggestions do you have?

The guy at the shop will talk my ear off about this as well, I like to cast wide nets.

Thanks.
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« Reply #1716 on: May 26, 2013, 12:01:31 PM »

You have a nice looking mother James.

Ya think?

Good grief.
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« Reply #1717 on: May 26, 2013, 12:03:44 PM »

I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/10/occupy-chicago-affirms-class-warfare/

Fantastic.

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« Reply #1718 on: May 26, 2013, 12:58:25 PM »

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This is my favorite cigar.  At least on my dime.  If someone else is paying, I'll have the La Aurora.

I am pretending not to smoke. And I tire of my pipes. For some reasons I've been craving cigars with coffee (I've had maybe a total of 3 dozen of the former in my entire life and I am not a big coffe drinker).

How much is the above going to set me back? And what other inexpensive suggestions do you have?

The guy at the shop will talk my ear off about this as well, I like to cast wide nets.

Thanks.

Punch cigars are not terribly expensive for being hand rolled.  It all depends on the tobacco tax in your area.  The base price for the average punch is around $4.00.  The Gran Cru and Grand Puro Punches are a little higher.  I don't know of any Punch that retails for more than $8.00 before tax - at least not that I can remember buying.

The machine rolled Punch London Club and Elite cigars go for around $2.00 before taxes.  Same basic taste as the hand rolled, but short filler.  They are made from the scraps of the hand rolled cigars.  Hand rolling leaves a lot of "waste" that really is pretty good tobacco.  In fact, the first cigarettes were made from scap tobacco from cigars.  There would probably fewer health problems if they still were.
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« Reply #1719 on: May 26, 2013, 01:03:12 PM »

You have a nice looking mother James.

Ya think?

Good grief.
It definitely puts his posts regarding his mother in a different perspective.
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« Reply #1720 on: May 27, 2013, 05:32:25 AM »

From another thread, me relaxing with a Montechristo Afrique cigar.  Cup of cofee is out of the bounds of the photo.

That's a great pic! Nice.


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« Reply #1721 on: May 27, 2013, 12:15:58 PM »

From another thread, me relaxing with a Montechristo Afrique cigar.  Cup of cofee is out of the bounds of the photo.

That's a great pic! Nice.


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« Reply #1722 on: May 28, 2013, 09:14:11 PM »

At one of my best friend's wedding Sunday:

     

       

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« Reply #1723 on: May 28, 2013, 10:27:57 PM »

Cool! Can you explain the footwear (or lack thereof) in the pictures?
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« Reply #1724 on: May 28, 2013, 10:47:54 PM »

Why, Exodus 3.5, of course!
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« Reply #1725 on: May 28, 2013, 11:05:23 PM »

Cool! Can you explain the footwear (or lack thereof) in the pictures?

It's my understanding that Copts (and Ethiopians/Eritreans IIRC, maybe others too) often don't wear shoes into churches out of reverence.
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« Reply #1726 on: May 29, 2013, 06:08:05 PM »

Interesting. But no headcoverings?
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« Reply #1727 on: May 29, 2013, 06:17:00 PM »

I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
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« Reply #1728 on: May 29, 2013, 06:27:11 PM »

I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
what is stopping you?
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« Reply #1729 on: May 29, 2013, 06:34:53 PM »

I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
what is stopping you?
1. the wretched smell
2. the fact that I am a bit sheep-like and I'm too scared to be a trendsetter.
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« Reply #1730 on: May 29, 2013, 06:45:45 PM »

Interesting. But no headcoverings?
Well, as a consecrated member, I follow along with other chanters, readers, subdeacons, and clergy on keeping strictly in taking off our shoes when approaching the area just outside the altar (other churches are stricter, askin you to take off your shoes outside the church).

This is a wedding. I think at this point the cleric is a bit lenient for the bride and groom not taking off their shoes and not wanting to mess up the women's hairs on this special ocassion.
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« Reply #1731 on: May 29, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »

I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
what is stopping you?
1. the wretched smell
2. the fact that I am a bit sheep-like and I'm too scared to be a trendsetter.
Well maybe its not good to put your best foot forward
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« Reply #1732 on: May 29, 2013, 08:52:35 PM »

I'm sort of amazed at the amount of weight (fat?) mina has lost.

What was your diet/excercise regimen?

It seemed like you lost a lot of weight in a short period of time, is that true?
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« Reply #1733 on: May 29, 2013, 10:16:44 PM »

800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
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800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
Were you still able to fast? Anyway, congrats on your success.
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800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
Were you still able to fast? Anyway, congrats on your success.
In a limited sense, yes.
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800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
Were you still able to fast? Anyway, congrats on your success.
In a limited sense, yes.

Yeah, from 1,400 calories.  Ouch. 
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« Reply #1737 on: May 30, 2013, 01:46:44 PM »

800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
What sort of foods were you eating?
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« Reply #1738 on: May 30, 2013, 02:25:29 PM »

800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
What sort of foods were you eating?
I would limit meats to mostly chicken and fish, because they have the least fat. Beef has te highest fat content (which is why I loved I so much I guess).  Little to no carbs, but if carbs, little fruits and whole wheat is fine.  On extremely busy days, I have beef jerky and protein shakes.  On fasting days, I stick with fish and boca burgers, and beans beans beans.

It requires a lot of calorie counting but also protein counting as well. A lot of people make the mistake that they only count calories but take very little protein, and they don't get valuable nutrients and end up losing muscle mass.  Working out of course is also important as well as vitamin supplements. All of this was done under the guidance of my nutritionist.
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« Reply #1739 on: May 30, 2013, 04:38:59 PM »

Well glad to see it worked out very well for you. Good job.

I love my fruits though.

I've been trying to limit my carb intake recently but I have cravings like you wouldn't believe.
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« Reply #1740 on: May 31, 2013, 08:03:04 PM »

Me and a friend.

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« Reply #1741 on: May 31, 2013, 08:05:12 PM »

Me and a friend.

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Well, you look very nice, but I'm not so sure about the guy holding you.  Wink
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« Reply #1742 on: May 31, 2013, 08:13:48 PM »

Actually the winter fuzz hides the worst of the ugliness.  Grin

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« Reply #1743 on: May 31, 2013, 08:15:50 PM »

Oh yeah.  My friend is a 6 week old Cane Corso pup named Napoleon.   Grin

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« Reply #1744 on: May 31, 2013, 10:59:37 PM »

800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet

Congratulations.

You are a med student? If so, I think you might know of the dangers of truly high protein diet. Get plenty o'fat if you are going restrict carbs.

In any case, great job. One helluvan accomplishment!
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« Reply #1745 on: May 31, 2013, 11:49:17 PM »

With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.
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« Reply #1746 on: June 01, 2013, 12:07:44 AM »

With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.


What was the temp that day? Cause I really want to commend you on covering your body under "extreme" conditions.

Not even a sandal. Hope stirs.
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« Reply #1747 on: June 01, 2013, 12:12:34 AM »

With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.


What was the temp that day? Cause I really want to commend you on covering your body under "extreme" conditions.

Not even a sandal. Hope stirs.
It was fairly mild, probably mid- to upper-80s.
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With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.


What was the temp that day? Cause I really want to commend you on covering your body under "extreme" conditions.

Not even a sandal. Hope stirs.
It was fairly mild, probably mid- to upper-80s.

In America that is tortuously hot! People peel down to shorts, sandals, and tanks.

Thank you for not doing so and looking quite fine while you were not at it.
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« Reply #1749 on: June 01, 2013, 02:02:34 AM »

Hi, everyone. I'm new around here, so if your first thought when looking at these two pictures is "Who's this kid?" That's perfectly alright.

Here's me with my mentor who teaches me how to chant during the summer and Christmas vacation months.

And here I am again not in my raso and trying to look normal. I don't know even know why I'm posting this picture; my hair is such a mess.
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« Reply #1750 on: June 01, 2013, 07:34:23 AM »

^Nice photo. Smiley

Here's a picture of me on my vacation to Egypt about 1500 years ago:



PS- @Ergib Thank you. Smiley


The Cameras were really good at that time  Cheesy
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« Reply #1751 on: June 01, 2013, 08:04:09 AM »

Some pictures!
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« Reply #1752 on: June 01, 2013, 09:04:35 AM »

Really great pictures of our Egyptian brothers, I mean Pharaoh714 and Mina. Both of you look very Egyptian (in positive sense of course Smiley) It's nice to see pictures present you in your churches. Well, as somebody has mentioned in this thread, it would be nice to present pictures from our parishes. Well, I know I don't do it, but it's simply becaue of the fact that I usually manage to hide when the pictures are being taken for our parish website Wink

I wonder where the last photo of Pharaoh714 has been taken? As for Mina's pictures, it's easy to notice that the ceremony was very joyous Smiley

NightOwl: very nice picture too! And congratulations I find this American (well, I know it's not practiced only in USA) really great. For sure it's an unforgetabble moment.

KostaC: I think the first pictures was taken in the church of which photos I put yesterday in the thread "werid iconostaes" laugh So that's mean you are a byzantine chanter? Grin
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« Reply #1753 on: June 01, 2013, 02:35:06 PM »

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you look like john
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« Reply #1754 on: June 01, 2013, 02:46:08 PM »

KostaC: I think the first pictures was taken in the church of which photos I put yesterday in the thread "werid iconostaes" laugh So that's mean you are a byzantine chanter? Grin

I actually prefer it to the neo-Baroque architecture that one sees a lot in Istanbul, truth be told.
Not quite. I have a long way to go. I've been at it for almost three years now, but all I do is hold isson and chant whatever hymns I've memorised, like Agnie Parthene and Psalm 136. This summer, however, is the summer when I plan to learn how to read Byzantine notation. I plan on becoming literate in Byzantine notation or die trying.
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