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« Reply #16470 on: July 07, 2013, 02:35:12 PM »
In Chicago there is this silly law one has to be at least 15 feet away from the door of a public establishment in order to be able to smoke.

LOL. Is it actually enforced?
Only by the overly scrupulous owners. Or customers. Never saw the police enforcing it.but who knows as Rahm needs more revenues he might order the police carry rulers too.

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« Reply #16471 on: July 07, 2013, 03:25:34 PM »
In Chicago there is this silly law one has to be at least 15 feet away from the door of a public establishment in order to be able to smoke.

LOL. Is it actually enforced?
Only by the overly scrupulous owners. Or customers. Never saw the police enforcing it.but who knows as Rahm needs more revenues he might order the police carry rulers too.

This is one of the differences between the US and Finland. We have lots of silly rules, everybody agrees that silly rules are silly but still we enforce and observe them.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16472 on: July 07, 2013, 06:43:59 PM »
I met Lindsey Lohan back in 2005, a little before her crazy 2006 stage. I was in L.A. with my mom and we got stuck in traffic, only to find a limousine stuck right by us as well, the windows were down and it was Lindsey Lohan in the back with like three other girls. I shouted "hi" and waved and she returned the gesture. Say what you want about her being crazy, but she seems pretty humble and down to Earth for a celebrity, given how stuck-up they usually are.

So you're saying she went downhill after meeting you?  :P
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« Reply #16473 on: July 08, 2013, 07:13:06 AM »
Ethiopia is landlocked.
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« Reply #16474 on: July 08, 2013, 08:14:52 AM »
When we were getting ready to go out on Sunday morning she said "You aren't going there with me are you?" referring to the UU church I should have known that it wasn't going to work out.

Your beautiful red-haired girl is gone?

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« Reply #16475 on: July 08, 2013, 10:10:44 AM »
Never fear, that was from several months ago and was a different girl.
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« Reply #16477 on: July 08, 2013, 12:54:04 PM »
Venice is west of Rome.

All of mainland South America is east of Orlando, FL.
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« Reply #16478 on: July 08, 2013, 01:00:55 PM »
I hate Achronos' faith and jurisdiction info because I now have to use my scroll wheel 2x to get through every one of his posts.

Unacceptable.  >:(
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« Reply #16479 on: July 08, 2013, 01:03:49 PM »
Venice is west of Rome.

All of mainland South America is east of Orlando, FL.

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« Reply #16480 on: July 08, 2013, 02:29:34 PM »
Why do my clothes take up more space when I take them out of the dryer than they do before I put them in the wash? Does the dryer fluffify them?  ???
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« Reply #16481 on: July 08, 2013, 02:31:09 PM »
Why do my clothes take up more space when I take them out of the dryer than they do before I put them in the wash? Does the dryer fluffify them?  ???
You do laundry?

*shudder*

You are better man than I.

On topic:  I have no experience with fluffifying so I cannot comment further on your hypothesis.
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« Reply #16482 on: July 08, 2013, 02:31:43 PM »
I hate Achronos' faith and jurisdiction info because I now have to use my scroll wheel 2x to get through every one of his posts.

Unacceptable.  >:(
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« Reply #16483 on: July 08, 2013, 02:43:58 PM »
I hate Achronos' faith and jurisdiction info because I now have to use my scroll wheel 2x to get through every one of his posts.

Unacceptable.  >:(

Agreed.  Talk about verbose..... ::)  But, at least it got your attention, didn't it (probably the whole point of it)?  Well, the first time anyway.  Now you can just ignore it all  ;D.
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« Reply #16484 on: July 08, 2013, 03:11:20 PM »
I hate Achronos' faith and jurisdiction info because I now have to use my scroll wheel 2x to get through every one of his posts.

Unacceptable.  >:(

Agreed.  Talk about verbose..... ::)  But, at least it got your attention, didn't it (probably the whole point of it)?  Well, the first time anyway.  Now you can just ignore it all  ;D.
Well, to be honest, I haven't read it.  I just thought he was hitting enter a lot of times in each post until I realized what was causing it and thereby provoking my wrathful comment in this thread.

@Achronos:  It isn't the size of the screen, its how you use it.  ;)
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« Reply #16485 on: July 08, 2013, 03:12:17 PM »
@Achronos:  It isn't the size of the screen, its how you use it.  ;)

People with big screens never say that, therefore we may safely infer that...
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« Reply #16486 on: July 08, 2013, 03:27:42 PM »
@Achronos:  It isn't the size of the screen, its how you use it.  ;)

People with big screens never say that, therefore we may safely infer that...
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Are you accusing me of not having a big screen?!?!  I suppose I shall just have to take pics and post them here.  Be forewarned!

BTW, the purple as a cue for humor is hilarious in and of itself.  :laugh:
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« Reply #16487 on: July 08, 2013, 03:28:03 PM »
@Achronos:  It isn't the size of the screen, its how you use it.  ;)

People with big screens never say that, therefore we may safely infer that...
 :police:

...they own them as a form of compensation for a piece of their anatomy that is embarrassingly small and that they would never admit that they really do not know how to use them.  ;D
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« Reply #16488 on: July 08, 2013, 03:39:45 PM »
a piece of their anatomy

Annnnnd this year the euphemism of the year award goes to...

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« Reply #16489 on: July 08, 2013, 03:46:21 PM »
a piece of their anatomy

Annnnnd this year the euphemism of the year award goes to...
;) ;)
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« Reply #16490 on: July 08, 2013, 04:04:02 PM »
I just found out that there has been a martyr called Socrates. That would be a nice patron saint.
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« Reply #16491 on: July 08, 2013, 06:00:58 PM »
Socratic method = death?  ???
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« Reply #16492 on: July 08, 2013, 06:04:16 PM »
When I was a young youth of maybe 9 years I lived in an apartment building in a small town in south-central-western-Pennsylvania. Bored one day, as was natural, I took a fire extinguisher off the wall and played around with it, eventually setting it off. RUN. I exited the building. A short time later--that is, it was almost certainly a short time, but it felt like a long time--I returned. The mess had been cleaned up and the extinguisher removed. I went to our apartment and...  mom said nothing. NOTHING. Did someone else find it and did she not know? Or did she think I had done it to get attention, and figure the best thing was to pretend like it didn't happen? Either way, I was just happy that I didn't get in trouble. It would be many more years before I set off another fire extinguisher, though that is a story for another post.
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« Reply #16493 on: July 08, 2013, 09:10:02 PM »
Socratic method = death?  ???
The pattern seems to hold.
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« Reply #16494 on: July 08, 2013, 11:07:59 PM »
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« Reply #16495 on: July 08, 2013, 11:10:52 PM »
Tyler Perry. Can someone explain him to me? Like... how is his material funny or entertaining? Explaining any of his stuff on any level would help me out here. Just... anything. Am I just too white to get it?
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« Reply #16496 on: July 09, 2013, 06:36:45 AM »
Can anyone spot me?

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« Reply #16497 on: July 09, 2013, 09:10:34 AM »
Can anyone spot me?



Tie-dyed shirt?

What, now you're a Sikh?  And yesterday you were a Buddhist? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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« Reply #16498 on: July 09, 2013, 09:14:30 AM »
I received a letter from the University. Now I can access the latest version of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. Fare thee well, sunlight.
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« Reply #16499 on: July 09, 2013, 09:20:52 AM »
I received a letter from the University. Now I can access the latest version of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. Fare thee well, sunlight.

Great!  :)

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« Reply #16500 on: July 09, 2013, 09:53:10 AM »
I received a letter from the University. Now I can access the latest version of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. Fare thee well, sunlight.

Great!  :)

Indeed. With those critical texts at my disposal I can finally produce translations that can be published  :)
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« Reply #16502 on: July 09, 2013, 12:38:43 PM »
Tie-dyed shirt?

Heck no, try again.  ;D

What, now you're a Sikh?  And yesterday you were a Buddhist? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You should join JamesR's Church of the Confused.

I don't think you got the joke yet
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« Reply #16503 on: July 09, 2013, 12:38:44 PM »
Lackland?

Jawohl! I just arrived home last week.
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« Reply #16504 on: July 09, 2013, 01:17:15 PM »
Can anyone spot me?

Black guy to the right. What do I win?  ;D
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« Reply #16505 on: July 09, 2013, 01:18:29 PM »
Quote
We distinguish Daoism here as meta-theorizing rather than direct advocacy of some first-order dao . Often the reflections have (or seem to have) implications for how to choose which first-order dao to follow (or whether to abandon all of them). Meta-reflection constitutes the umbrella that covers this wide range of first-order options and the meta-positions include nihilism, relativism, skepticism, intuitionism, mysticism, primitivism, value contrarianism and naturalist stoicism. Echoes of all these can be found in both texts—often, as we noted, as if the various contributors to the texts were divided on what follows from such a philosophical ascent to meta-critique. The metaethical views also motivate some of the commonly attributed first-order political daos, e.g., daos of suspicion of political authority (anarchism), social convention and traditional mores. The philosophical focus thus construes Daoism as a meta-level challenge to Confucianism, while the religious focus tends to treat it as a sibling—with similar emphasis on cultivation, direct intuition, sages and a prosaic interest only in guilelessly asserting their alternative first-order normative dao.

This article is so meta.
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« Reply #16506 on: July 09, 2013, 01:35:16 PM »
Tie-dyed shirt?

Heck no, try again.  ;D

What, now you're a Sikh?  And yesterday you were a Buddhist? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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I don't think you got the joke yet

I think you're right.  I'm slow and live under a rock.
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« Reply #16507 on: July 09, 2013, 02:22:39 PM »
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

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« Reply #16508 on: July 09, 2013, 03:09:50 PM »
Tie-dyed shirt?

Heck no, try again.  ;D


The one taking the picture.

Think white shirt and glasses.  ;D

I think you're right.  I'm slow and live under a rock.

I didn't say that. :P
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« Reply #16509 on: July 09, 2013, 03:09:50 PM »
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« Reply #16510 on: July 09, 2013, 08:02:10 PM »
I have work (reports) I need to do, but for the last three days I just haven't been able to make myself do any.  And here I sit, sipping coffee...

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« Reply #16511 on: July 09, 2013, 08:35:57 PM »
New avatar! Same thing as the old one basically but with an homage to a certain anime I like.
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« Reply #16512 on: July 10, 2013, 08:40:37 AM »
New avatar! Same thing as the old one basically but with an homage to a certain anime I like.

Kanji symbol for Justice
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« Reply #16513 on: July 10, 2013, 11:29:39 AM »
Anybody has any opinion on Teilhard de Chardin's The Divine Milieu? I know Fr Seraphim Rose thrashes the man but I'm inclined to take that as a good sign if anything .  Or did Chardin's never really make it As a theologian even most haters gonna hate him for all the wrong reasons?

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« Reply #16514 on: July 10, 2013, 04:25:17 PM »
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