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« Reply #11250 on: February 21, 2012, 11:21:52 PM »
How come Oskar Schindler, who fornicated regularly and was not particularly religious, did such heroic deeds? Does that prove that following Christ is not necessary for goodness?

Heroic?

Turn off the Spielberg.

Is rescuing a thousand people not heroic?  ???

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« Reply #11251 on: February 22, 2012, 05:10:31 AM »
Anybody want a Purple Heart? There's blank surplus ones for sale.

http://www.armysurplusworld.com/product.asp?ProductID=32976

That is......bizarre, yet not completely unexpected. They made something like 3-500000 of them for the Marines who were supposed to invade Japan in WWII, but then we dropped the a-bomb. We're still giving those medals out today.
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« Reply #11252 on: February 22, 2012, 08:55:40 PM »
John Kerry got 3 Purple Hearts in Vietnam.

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« Reply #11253 on: February 23, 2012, 01:14:15 PM »
John Kerry got 3 Purple Hearts in Vietnam.
It takes a brave guy to hurt yourself.

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« Reply #11254 on: February 23, 2012, 01:49:09 PM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

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« Reply #11255 on: February 23, 2012, 02:03:10 PM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

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The first time I saw a gray hair, I thought the hairbrush was broken.  :)
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« Reply #11256 on: February 23, 2012, 02:08:07 PM »
John Kerry got 3 Purple Hearts in Vietnam.
It takes a brave guy to hurt yourself.

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He was hurting himself 10 times a day.  Instant section 8.

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« Reply #11257 on: February 23, 2012, 02:48:48 PM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

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The first time I saw a gray hair, I thought the hairbrush was broken.  :)
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« Reply #11258 on: February 23, 2012, 03:03:03 PM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

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The first time I saw a gray hair, I thought the hairbrush was broken.  :)

You don't want to know what *I* thought might be broken when I say my first gray hair.
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« Reply #11259 on: February 24, 2012, 07:08:22 AM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

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The first time I saw a gray hair, I thought the hairbrush was broken.  :)

You don't want to know what *I* thought might be broken when I say my first gray hair.

You read more like Pasadi every day.
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« Reply #11260 on: February 24, 2012, 02:51:06 PM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

PP

The first time I saw a gray hair, I thought the hairbrush was broken.  :)

You don't want to know what *I* thought might be broken when I say my first gray hair.

You read more like Pasadi every day.

Thanks.  That will go straight to his head!
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« Reply #11261 on: February 24, 2012, 03:08:58 PM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

PP

The first time I saw a gray hair, I thought the hairbrush was broken.  :)

You don't want to know what *I* thought might be broken when I say my first gray hair.

You read more like Pasadi every day.

Thanks.  That will go straight to his head!

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« Reply #11262 on: February 24, 2012, 04:50:15 PM »
In other news, I am officially old. I found a 4 inch long gray hair in my ear......thanks geritol!

PP

The first time I saw a gray hair, I thought the hairbrush was broken.  :)

You don't want to know what *I* thought might be broken when I say my first gray hair.

You read more like Pasadi every day.

Thanks.  That will go straight to his head!

so to speak

Nice!
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« Reply #11263 on: February 24, 2012, 07:22:22 PM »
Today in Omaha we have had sunshine, light rain, snow, snow with sunshine, and now sunshine sans snow again.  At one point I looked out the window at my desk and is was snowing pretty heavily.  I got up and went to the bathroom and the sun was shining out the back window.
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« Reply #11264 on: February 24, 2012, 08:08:13 PM »
Today in Omaha we have had sunshine, light rain, snow, snow with sunshine, and now sunshine sans snow again.  At one point I looked out the window at my desk and is was snowing pretty heavily.  I got up and went to the bathroom and the sun was shining out the back window.

Similar here.
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« Reply #11265 on: February 24, 2012, 08:14:51 PM »
Today we had overcast clouds at 6 to 7K ft with reported icing at 10K. A little bit of crosswind, but not as bad as yesterday's.

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« Reply #11266 on: February 24, 2012, 08:19:47 PM »
Today we had overcast clouds at 6 to 7K ft with reported icing at 10K. A little bit of crosswind, but not as bad as yesterday's.

Almost clicked on your blog link . . . then I remembered. Laughed. Clicked. Then laughed some more.
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« Reply #11267 on: February 24, 2012, 08:47:07 PM »
Today we had overcast clouds at 6 to 7K ft with reported icing at 10K. A little bit of crosswind, but not as bad as yesterday's.

Almost clicked on your blog link . . . then I remembered. Laughed. Clicked. Then laughed some more.

lol

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« Reply #11268 on: February 24, 2012, 09:50:42 PM »
Why is Epic Sax Guy so EPIC?!

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« Reply #11269 on: February 24, 2012, 10:00:09 PM »
Why is Epic Sax Guy so EPIC?!

No lie. My head is killing ATM.

I read:

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Why is Epic Gay Sex so EPIC?!

The first time I read what you wrote.

Perhaps the pain is allowing my subconscious to finally fly its freak flag . . .
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« Reply #11270 on: February 24, 2012, 10:15:41 PM »
Why is Epic Sax Guy so EPIC?!

No lie. My head is killing ATM.

I read:

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Why is Epic Gay Sex so EPIC?!

The first time I read what you wrote.

Perhaps the pain is allowing my subconscious to finally fly its freak flag . . .

I no kidding Laughed Out Loud.

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« Reply #11271 on: February 25, 2012, 12:23:33 AM »
So, a university transit bus caught fire and exploded on campus yesterday. No one hurt. Only casualty was my faith in the campus transit system.

A couple of videos (a little NSFW language--people are really surprised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDlZbTyM-3M

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyXmVw_mvVo (about 1:30 will get you close to the explosions)

It was one of our newer natural gas buses. If it had been diesel, it could have really been a problem. Diesel would have been like a bomb going off.
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« Reply #11272 on: February 25, 2012, 03:46:15 AM »
And now for something completely different.

Holy Saturday this year coincides with the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
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« Reply #11273 on: February 25, 2012, 03:47:00 AM »
And now for something completely different.

Holy Saturday this year coincides with the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

How does this happen upon your radar?
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« Reply #11274 on: February 25, 2012, 03:54:29 AM »
And now for something completely different.

Holy Saturday this year coincides with the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

The Western Good Friday this year is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh.
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« Reply #11275 on: February 25, 2012, 03:59:56 AM »
And now for something completely different.

Holy Saturday this year coincides with the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

How does this happen upon your radar?
A newspaper article I read recently about Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of the main receiving points for passengers of the ship, both dead and alive, after it went down...
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« Reply #11276 on: February 25, 2012, 05:43:21 PM »
Never ask a smart ass a stupid question.
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« Reply #11277 on: February 25, 2012, 10:22:24 PM »
I went on a college tour yesterday and I passed a stack of gorgeous red paperback books titled The Veil. Some anonymous student wrote and designed her own novel, way cool. I picked it up and read it. First line: 'Twenty days by horse, it will take her fifteen on foot.' I laughed so hard the book fell from my hands into a urinal.
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« Reply #11278 on: February 25, 2012, 11:24:24 PM »
So, a university transit bus caught fire and exploded on campus yesterday. No one hurt. Only casualty was my faith in the campus transit system.

A couple of videos (a little NSFW language--people are really surprised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDlZbTyM-3M

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyXmVw_mvVo (about 1:30 will get you close to the explosions)

It was one of our newer natural gas buses. If it had been diesel, it could have really been a problem. Diesel would have been like a bomb going off.

Yeah, no fooling...vehicle fires are a big deal. The fire department that I am currently serving with is spending all their time on structural firefighting, but the vehicle fires are more numerous and have the potential of explosions like we see ....and much, much worse.
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« Reply #11279 on: February 26, 2012, 02:43:36 AM »
Why is Epic Sax Guy so EPIC?!

No lie. My head is killing ATM.

I read:

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Why is Epic Gay Sex so EPIC?!

The first time I read what you wrote.

Perhaps the pain is allowing my subconscious to finally fly its freak flag . . .
:laugh: Oh dear...
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« Reply #11280 on: February 26, 2012, 03:16:25 AM »
So, a university transit bus caught fire and exploded on campus yesterday. No one hurt. Only casualty was my faith in the campus transit system.

A couple of videos (a little NSFW language--people are really surprised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDlZbTyM-3M

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyXmVw_mvVo (about 1:30 will get you close to the explosions)

It was one of our newer natural gas buses. If it had been diesel, it could have really been a problem. Diesel would have been like a bomb going off.

Yeah, no fooling...vehicle fires are a big deal. The fire department that I am currently serving with is spending all their time on structural firefighting, but the vehicle fires are more numerous and have the potential of explosions like we see ....and much, much worse.

Indeed. Are you a chaplain or are you actually a firefighter?

Anyways, I saw the site of the fire. Ground scorched, trees were a little charred, asphalt was messed up in places, and a stop sign was melted. Pretty intense.
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« Reply #11281 on: February 26, 2012, 08:12:14 AM »
I've recently wanted to get into the old Phantom comics. I ordered a collection of the early 60s Gold Key run from Amazon.

I hear he's big in Scandinavia. Any fans on the board.
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« Reply #11282 on: February 26, 2012, 05:30:24 PM »
Brothers and Sisters in XC,
These coming six weeks I will dedicate to alms-giving, hesychia and ascetic feats of various sorts. Just wanted you to know, in case you wondered.
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« Reply #11283 on: February 26, 2012, 05:52:28 PM »
Brothers and Sisters in XC,
These coming six weeks I will dedicate to alms-giving, hesychia and ascetic feats of various sorts. Just wanted you to know, in case you wondered.
Pray for me a sinner and forgive me.
I love you, fwiw.
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« Reply #11284 on: February 26, 2012, 05:54:44 PM »
Brothers and Sisters in XC,
These coming six weeks I will dedicate to alms-giving, hesychia and ascetic feats of various sorts. Just wanted you to know, in case you wondered.
Pray for me a sinner and forgive me.

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« Reply #11285 on: February 26, 2012, 08:29:30 PM »
Brothers and Sisters in XC,
These coming six weeks I will dedicate to alms-giving, hesychia and ascetic feats of various sorts. Just wanted you to know, in case you wondered.
Pray for me a sinner and forgive me.
No mention of "bourgeois"? I want the old augustin back.
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« Reply #11286 on: February 28, 2012, 01:15:10 AM »
Glad to report a pretty high fasting and alms giving level so far. Still working on seeing the uncreated light more clearly, though.

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« Reply #11287 on: February 28, 2012, 02:51:47 AM »
The site being down on Monday made me realize how often I go on this site.
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« Reply #11288 on: February 28, 2012, 03:03:13 AM »
Glad to report a pretty high fasting and alms giving level so far. Still working on seeing the uncreated light more clearly, though.

Let us know when you reach that. Maybe you could become Patron Saint of OC.net.

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« Reply #11289 on: February 28, 2012, 05:32:54 AM »
So I've been really good on not debating with atheists for months now. I considered it to be a complete waste of time. Anyway I was having an argument with someone regarding Obama's use of kensyian economics which devolved into a debate about God (which is really no surprise since not a single atheist can stay on point) said he was an atheist and chirped this quote:

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." - Siddhartha Gautama

I don't know whether my facepalm hurt more or my insides from laughing so hard. I logged off and read Sirach instead.
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« Reply #11290 on: February 28, 2012, 12:10:33 PM »
So, a university transit bus caught fire and exploded on campus yesterday. No one hurt. Only casualty was my faith in the campus transit system.

A couple of videos (a little NSFW language--people are really surprised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDlZbTyM-3M

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyXmVw_mvVo (about 1:30 will get you close to the explosions)

It was one of our newer natural gas buses. If it had been diesel, it could have really been a problem. Diesel would have been like a bomb going off.

Diesel has a higher combustion rate than NG?
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« Reply #11291 on: February 28, 2012, 12:38:23 PM »
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." - Siddhartha Gautama

I wonder if this is really an authentic quote from Gautama? Or even an authentic part of traditional Buddhism in it's many variations?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11292 on: February 28, 2012, 12:49:48 PM »
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." - Siddhartha Gautama

I wonder if this is really an authentic quote from Gautama? Or even an authentic part of traditional Buddhism in it's many variations?

Check the Gautama Seminar edition of his works. All of the words he actually said are written in lotus.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11293 on: February 28, 2012, 01:38:53 PM »
So, a university transit bus caught fire and exploded on campus yesterday. No one hurt. Only casualty was my faith in the campus transit system.

A couple of videos (a little NSFW language--people are really surprised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDlZbTyM-3M

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyXmVw_mvVo (about 1:30 will get you close to the explosions)

It was one of our newer natural gas buses. If it had been diesel, it could have really been a problem. Diesel would have been like a bomb going off.

Diesel has a higher combustion rate than NG?

I've had this corrected for me. It doesn't. The main problem with a diesel bus (and it would have caught fire) is that the fuel would have seeped into the pond nearby creating an environmental hazard.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11294 on: February 28, 2012, 06:41:16 PM »
I bought myself an ironic T. Does that make me hipster now?
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