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« Reply #27090 on: July 22, 2017, 07:00:43 PM »
I'm not good at a lot of things, but money is what I'm not good at the most.
Welcome to the club.

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« Reply #27091 on: July 22, 2017, 08:29:42 PM »
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« Reply #27092 on: July 22, 2017, 08:32:28 PM »
For my 35,001st post I bring you a battle for the ages: Baby Goat Tries to Headbutt Cat

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« Reply #27093 on: July 22, 2017, 09:34:55 PM »
For my 35,001st post I bring you a battle for the ages: Baby Goat Tries to Headbutt Cat

Adorable.  Makes me feel incredibly guilty that I had goat for dinner tonight.  :'(
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« Reply #27094 on: July 22, 2017, 09:52:56 PM »
For my 35,001st post I bring you a battle for the ages: Baby Goat Tries to Headbutt Cat

Cat: hey kid, you don't wanna meowss with me!
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« Reply #27095 on: July 22, 2017, 10:13:15 PM »
I'm not good at a lot of things, but money is what I'm not good at the most.
I felt like for the first 33 years of my life, things were alway really tight, and then about 4 years ago, I got a new job and all my finances fell into place. For the first time in my life, I finally don't have to stress about money any more. We are still really frugal out of habit, but at least now its not to survive.
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« Reply #27096 on: July 22, 2017, 10:36:02 PM »
I'm not good at a lot of things, but money is what I'm not good at the most.
I felt like for the first 33 years of my life, things were alway really tight, and then about 4 years ago, I got a new job and all my finances fell into place. For the first time in my life, I finally don't have to stress about money any more. We are still really frugal out of habit, but at least now its not to survive.

I love to hear this! And thank God on your behalf. However, keeping in mind that only about 5% of the population earns enough to be "comfortable," I feel almost intellectually dishonest, not to mention unempathetic, hoping for a similar good fate. If extended families lived (relatively) together and supported each other, the situation can still be okay, but unfortunately I'm like so many Americans -- completely fragmented from family and community. Lord, have mercy on us all.
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« Reply #27097 on: July 22, 2017, 10:40:46 PM »
It doesn't help that I'm trying to make a living in technology, the only place I have experience, when I suffer from cognitive impairment. Each week I feel the gig is up and I'll be canned. I hold my breath for the day I have to live on the street or cross the country to find a relative to take me in. The suspense is so painful I want just to give in to that eventuality right now, but of course the part wherein I lose my little daughters makes that impossible. So I carry on. God save us.
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Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are near them you feel ecstatic and very happy

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« Reply #27098 on: July 22, 2017, 10:55:21 PM »
It doesn't help that I'm trying to make a living in technology, the only place I have experience, when I suffer from cognitive impairment. Each week I feel the gig is up and I'll be canned. I hold my breath for the day I have to live on the street or cross the country to find a relative to take me in. The suspense is so painful I want just to give in to that eventuality right now, but of course the part wherein I lose my little daughters makes that impossible. So I carry on. God save us.
If it's any solace, well not really but still, most if not nearly all Americans are in precarious situations with varying degrees. Who isn't a precariat these days? It is so easy to lose everything you have very quickly if you lose your job. The level of insecurity Americans face it's no surprise how stressed out one can get which wrecks havoc on the psyche.

So you have my deepest sympathies. I don't know what each week is like for you, but if what you say is true, maybe you can elaborate on your anxiety of getting fired. How horrible it is to be in a state of dreadful suspense.
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« Reply #27099 on: July 22, 2017, 10:57:30 PM »
 :'(

I do feel almost guilty because I hear of so many people struggling. I try to help those around me that I know because I've been there myself.
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« Reply #27100 on: July 22, 2017, 11:00:28 PM »
:'(

I do feel almost guilty because I hear of so many people struggling. I try to help those around me that I know because I've been there myself.

Well, don't feel guilty as long as you help folks out with time and treasure when you can. It's not like you're hoarding or splurging vast quantities. The truth is more should be situated as you are. And the truth is that this is part of your salvation story -- everybody has his or her own -- sometimes Christ prunes and sometimes Christ fertilizes (according to the parable of the gardener and the fruit trees).
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« Reply #27101 on: July 22, 2017, 11:02:54 PM »
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I do feel almost guilty because I hear of so many people struggling. I try to help those around me that I know because I've been there myself.
Survivor's guilt for me comes from experience, being keenly aware of how lucky you have it, and politically leftwing, unfortunately. One of Fr. Hopko's maxims I have to keep reminding myself is not to compare myself with others, because it's real easy to see the amount of suffering and hardship people go through and not getting depressed about it. Iconodule is right, if you live in this world how can you not feel even a little depressed. I've asked God before the why things are the way they are and why I'm more fortunate than others, but it's not really any of my business what He does. God's ways are not my ways. Wicked people can prosper and those that are godly can suffer. All I can do is give thanksgiving to God for what He has provided me and use whatever that have been given me to help those in need, instead of trying to figure things out (another Fr. Hopko maxim). There's peace in that, at least it is for me. Trust me I've let my mind wander into the darkest of places over these kind of things but all it did was fuel cynicism.
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« Reply #27102 on: July 23, 2017, 12:28:16 AM »
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I do feel almost guilty because I hear of so many people struggling. I try to help those around me that I know because I've been there myself.
Survivor's guilt for me comes from experience, being keenly aware of how lucky you have it, and politically leftwing, unfortunately. One of Fr. Hopko's maxims I have to keep reminding myself is not to compare myself with others, because it's real easy to see the amount of suffering and hardship people go through and not getting depressed about it. Iconodule is right, if you live in this world how can you not feel even a little depressed. I've asked God before the why things are the way they are and why I'm more fortunate than others, but it's not really any of my business what He does. God's ways are not my ways. Wicked people can prosper and those that are godly can suffer. All I can do is give thanksgiving to God for what He has provided me and use whatever that have been given me to help those in need, instead of trying to figure things out (another Fr. Hopko maxim). There's peace in that, at least it is for me. Trust me I've let my mind wander into the darkest of places over these kind of things but all it did was fuel cynicism.

Observe little children. They are sad and distraught when some disappointment or disaster falls on them, but normally they are happy. The bad thing comes as a surprise, is reacted to in a very open way that cleanses the soul, and soon forgotten. It is only when we grow smart enough to pride ourselves on an ability to know the world, to analyze things politically, to predict trends, and so on that we grow to inhabit apprehensiveness and depression as normal. While at the same time, normally, we hide our emotions and suppress their natural cleansing function. In short, we lead unnatural lives, because we are grown and modern, and thus we grow to be unnatural organisms and suffer unduly.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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« Reply #27103 on: July 23, 2017, 12:48:27 PM »
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« Reply #27104 on: July 23, 2017, 03:17:09 PM »
:'(

I do feel almost guilty because I hear of so many people struggling. I try to help those around me that I know because I've been there myself.
Survivor's guilt for me comes from experience, being keenly aware of how lucky you have it, and politically leftwing, unfortunately. One of Fr. Hopko's maxims I have to keep reminding myself is not to compare myself with others, because it's real easy to see the amount of suffering and hardship people go through and not getting depressed about it. Iconodule is right, if you live in this world how can you not feel even a little depressed. I've asked God before the why things are the way they are and why I'm more fortunate than others, but it's not really any of my business what He does. God's ways are not my ways. Wicked people can prosper and those that are godly can suffer. All I can do is give thanksgiving to God for what He has provided me and use whatever that have been given me to help those in need, instead of trying to figure things out (another Fr. Hopko maxim). There's peace in that, at least it is for me. Trust me I've let my mind wander into the darkest of places over these kind of things but all it did was fuel cynicism.

Observe little children. They are sad and distraught when some disappointment or disaster falls on them, but normally they are happy. The bad thing comes as a surprise, is reacted to in a very open way that cleanses the soul, and soon forgotten. It is only when we grow smart enough to pride ourselves on an ability to know the world, to analyze things politically, to predict trends, and so on that we grow to inhabit apprehensiveness and depression as normal. While at the same time, normally, we hide our emotions and suppress their natural cleansing function. In short, we lead unnatural lives, because we are grown and modern, and thus we grow to be unnatural organisms and suffer unduly.
Thanks Porter, I appreciate this post. I bolded what highlights a big problem I've had as of late. Although I feel I'm making some progress overcoming that obstacle and receiving the kingdom like a child.
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« Reply #27105 on: July 23, 2017, 05:41:12 PM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
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« Reply #27106 on: July 23, 2017, 06:09:58 PM »
Russian icons are beautiful, probably my favorite kind.
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« Reply #27107 on: July 23, 2017, 06:17:08 PM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
Curse you Europeans and generous time off!
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« Reply #27108 on: July 24, 2017, 01:07:15 AM »
:'(

I do feel almost guilty because I hear of so many people struggling. I try to help those around me that I know because I've been there myself.
Survivor's guilt for me comes from experience, being keenly aware of how lucky you have it, and politically leftwing, unfortunately. One of Fr. Hopko's maxims I have to keep reminding myself is not to compare myself with others, because it's real easy to see the amount of suffering and hardship people go through and not getting depressed about it. Iconodule is right, if you live in this world how can you not feel even a little depressed. I've asked God before the why things are the way they are and why I'm more fortunate than others, but it's not really any of my business what He does. God's ways are not my ways. Wicked people can prosper and those that are godly can suffer. All I can do is give thanksgiving to God for what He has provided me and use whatever that have been given me to help those in need, instead of trying to figure things out (another Fr. Hopko maxim). There's peace in that, at least it is for me. Trust me I've let my mind wander into the darkest of places over these kind of things but all it did was fuel cynicism.

The question of God's mercy has occupied my mind for years. Time and time again, I have been spared suffering I believe I have absolutely deserved. Recent events and future possibilities have made me acutely aware of these mercies, and I am flabbergasted by them. I don't know if it is simply vain fancy on my part or if it is indeed the hand of God pushing me in a certain direction, and whether He always was. I know myself to be unworthy, and though my priest assures me worthiness has little to do with it, I can't shake the feeling.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27109 on: July 24, 2017, 09:27:16 AM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
Curse you Europeans and generous time off!

Yeah, what is it with them and their unwillingness to work themselves into the grave?
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« Reply #27110 on: July 24, 2017, 10:15:25 AM »
There's one particularly shady guy that died a few years ago, made a fortune during the '60s, was even used by the government at one point, and who had the moral compass of Goebbels or B.F. Skinner. Oh to be young like you and have factoids at the tip of my tongue.

I know someone training as an applied behavior analyst and, of course, Skinner is the guru of the discipline. She and I agree that the man's general outlook and philosophy are monstrous. She finds behavioralism depressing in general; however, she looks at it as a career path to get out of her present special ed position that she's been trying to escape for years.

The usual defense of Skinner, as with a lot of poisonous ideas, is "But it works!" I think there is a general feeling in our society that, if a given discipline or technology is useful, it is necessary to accept everything behind it.
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« Reply #27111 on: July 24, 2017, 10:21:04 AM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
Curse you Europeans and generous time off!

Yeah, what is it with them and their unwillingness to work themselves into the grave?
I wish Americans could have the same attitude. :(
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« Reply #27112 on: July 24, 2017, 11:25:35 AM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
Curse you Europeans and generous time off!

Yeah, what is it with them and their unwillingness to work themselves into the grave?
I wish Americans could have the same attitude. :(

In NJ you can get paternity leave...so make mad babies :P
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« Reply #27113 on: July 24, 2017, 11:34:08 AM »
In NJ you can get paternity leave...so make mad babies :P
Lord only knows I'll probably have atleast 7 children sometime soon...God has a wicked sense of humor...
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« Reply #27114 on: July 24, 2017, 11:35:12 AM »
There's one particularly shady guy that died a few years ago, made a fortune during the '60s, was even used by the government at one point, and who had the moral compass of Goebbels or B.F. Skinner. Oh to be young like you and have factoids at the tip of my tongue.

I know someone training as an applied behavior analyst and, of course, Skinner is the guru of the discipline. She and I agree that the man's general outlook and philosophy are monstrous. She finds behavioralism depressing in general; however, she looks at it as a career path to get out of her present special ed position that she's been trying to escape for years.

The usual defense of Skinner, as with a lot of poisonous ideas, is "But it works!" I think there is a general feeling in our society that, if a given discipline or technology is useful, it is necessary to accept everything behind it.

What works? He came up with nothing practical. He just tortured pigeons, kept his infant daughter in a steel box, and wrote pseudo-philosophical books to mock religion. Other men and women are responsible for so-called cognitive-behavioral therapy, which began in the '70s. Of course classes pay tribute to him, because America worships all its most evil men. And many of other countries. Something people should know it's that America led the world in evil scientists up until the Nazis stole the title.
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« Reply #27115 on: July 24, 2017, 11:37:58 AM »
There's one particularly shady guy that died a few years ago, made a fortune during the '60s, was even used by the government at one point, and who had the moral compass of Goebbels or B.F. Skinner. Oh to be young like you and have factoids at the tip of my tongue.

I know someone training as an applied behavior analyst and, of course, Skinner is the guru of the discipline. She and I agree that the man's general outlook and philosophy are monstrous. She finds behavioralism depressing in general; however, she looks at it as a career path to get out of her present special ed position that she's been trying to escape for years.

The usual defense of Skinner, as with a lot of poisonous ideas, is "But it works!" I think there is a general feeling in our society that, if a given discipline or technology is useful, it is necessary to accept everything behind it.

What works? He came up with nothing practical. He just tortured pigeons, kept his infant daughter in a steel box, and wrote pseudo-philosophical books to mock religion. Other men and women are responsible for so-called cognitive-behavioral therapy, which began in the '70s. Of course classes pay tribute to him, because America worships all its most evil men. And many of other countries. Something people should know it's that America led the world in evil scientists up until the Nazis stole the title.

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« Reply #27116 on: July 24, 2017, 12:17:33 PM »
Something people should know it's that America led the world in evil scientists up until the Nazis stole the title.

Odd then, that the behavioralists were at the forefront of blocking scientific progress (especially medical/psychological) for decades.

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« Reply #27117 on: July 24, 2017, 12:41:07 PM »
There's one particularly shady guy that died a few years ago, made a fortune during the '60s, was even used by the government at one point, and who had the moral compass of Goebbels or B.F. Skinner. Oh to be young like you and have factoids at the tip of my tongue.

I know someone training as an applied behavior analyst and, of course, Skinner is the guru of the discipline. She and I agree that the man's general outlook and philosophy are monstrous. She finds behavioralism depressing in general; however, she looks at it as a career path to get out of her present special ed position that she's been trying to escape for years.

The usual defense of Skinner, as with a lot of poisonous ideas, is "But it works!" I think there is a general feeling in our society that, if a given discipline or technology is useful, it is necessary to accept everything behind it.

What works? He came up with nothing practical. He just tortured pigeons, kept his infant daughter in a steel box, and wrote pseudo-philosophical books to mock religion. Other men and women are responsible for so-called cognitive-behavioral therapy, which began in the '70s. Of course classes pay tribute to him, because America worships all its most evil men. And many of other countries. Something people should know it's that America led the world in evil scientists up until the Nazis stole the title.

And then we stole the Nazi scientists!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27118 on: July 24, 2017, 01:04:23 PM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
Curse you Europeans and generous time off!

Yeah, what is it with them and their unwillingness to work themselves into the grave?
I wish Americans could have the same attitude. :(

Give your unions more power and vote Communists to your parliament and you probably have similar laws in no time. That's how we got ours.
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« Reply #27119 on: July 24, 2017, 01:06:33 PM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
Curse you Europeans and generous time off!

Yeah, what is it with them and their unwillingness to work themselves into the grave?
I wish Americans could have the same attitude. :(

Give your unions more power and vote Communists to your parliament and you probably have similar laws in no time. That's how we got ours.

We were a huge part of international labor movement. Got stamped out by Woodrow Wilson who used WWI as an excuse to exercise extraordinary powers.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27120 on: July 24, 2017, 01:20:28 PM »
My holiday of four weeks is over and I have to get back to work tomorrow. Unfortunately for some reason my flu also got worse. Wish it was as bad that I could take a sick leave.
Curse you Europeans and generous time off!

Yeah, what is it with them and their unwillingness to work themselves into the grave?
I wish Americans could have the same attitude. :(

Give your unions more power and vote Communists to your parliament and you probably have similar laws in no time. That's how we got ours.

We were a huge part of international labor movement. Got stamped out by Woodrow Wilson who used WWI as an excuse to exercise extraordinary powers.

Makes one pine for the mine wars.
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« Reply #27121 on: July 24, 2017, 01:23:04 PM »
Every labor movement in the world faced stiff repression at some point or other... I think it's harder to explain why the American one collapsed so precipitously.
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« Reply #27122 on: July 24, 2017, 01:23:31 PM »
Every labor movement in the world faced stiff repression at some point or other... I think it's harder to explain why the American one collapsed so precipitously.

They put down their guns.
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« Reply #27123 on: July 24, 2017, 01:29:27 PM »
Every labor movement in the world faced stiff repression at some point or other... I think it's harder to explain why the American one collapsed so precipitously.

They put down their guns.
Get the guys who have guns vote against their own interests  ;)
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« Reply #27124 on: July 24, 2017, 02:13:13 PM »
Every labor movement in the world faced stiff repression at some point or other... I think it's harder to explain why the American one collapsed so precipitously.

They put down their guns.

How un-American of them.
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« Reply #27125 on: July 24, 2017, 03:03:26 PM »
Every labor movement in the world faced stiff repression at some point or other... I think it's harder to explain why the American one collapsed so precipitously.

They put down their guns.
Get the guys who have guns vote against their own interests  ;)

Harlan County forgot which side are they on to the tune of 84 percent last election.
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« Reply #27126 on: July 24, 2017, 07:49:37 PM »
Microsoft signals end of Paint program*

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results. Paint's successor, Paint 3D, will still be available. The list was issued as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which rolls out in the autumn.

Microsoft says that features on the list will be either removed from Windows 10 or "not in active development and might be removed in future releases". Other features facing the axe include the Outlook Express email client, which is replaced with the built-in Mail app, and the Reader app, which will be integrated into Microsoft Edge...


* This BBC article includes a subheader "RIP Paint" and I just want to make clear that I do not mean to offend anyone by linking to an article which uses this terminology, nor do I endorse the many "RIP" tweets the article mentions

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27127 on: July 24, 2017, 09:22:04 PM »
Every labor movement in the world faced stiff repression at some point or other... I think it's harder to explain why the American one collapsed so precipitously.

They put down their guns.
Get the guys who have guns vote against their own interests  ;)

Harlan County forgot which side are they on to the tune of 84 percent last election.

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« Reply #27128 on: July 25, 2017, 01:07:16 AM »
vouching for the Jewishness of people wanting to be married in Israel

I had no idea this was a thing. I guess it's not so different than what other groups do though.

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« Reply #27129 on: July 25, 2017, 03:26:17 PM »
I witnessed a miracle today! Glory to God!
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« Reply #27130 on: July 25, 2017, 05:15:16 PM »
You got a discount on something that wasn't discounted?

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« Reply #27131 on: July 26, 2017, 10:38:09 AM »
I witnessed a miracle today! Glory to God!

I've been seeing some miracles myself lately.  Glory to God!

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« Reply #27132 on: July 26, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Other than Hiywot and that Kaleab kid, I wonder if we've ever had any actual Ethiopian posters on these boards.  I know AmdeTsion was African-American and (Stay blessed!) HabteSelassie was a white dude.  So is Gebre, of course.  Have we had any people who were actually of Ethiopian descent other than the two I mentioned above?
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« Reply #27133 on: July 26, 2017, 06:13:40 PM »
Other than Hiywot and that Kaleab kid, I wonder if we've ever had any actual Ethiopian posters on these boards.  I know AmdeTsion was African-American and (Stay blessed!) HabteSelassie was a white dude.  So is Gebre, of course.  Have we had any people who were actually of Ethiopian descent other than the two I mentioned above?

I feel like I have a fuzzy memory of an Eritrean here at one point.
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« Reply #27134 on: July 26, 2017, 06:17:56 PM »
Other than Hiywot and that Kaleab kid, I wonder if we've ever had any actual Ethiopian posters on these boards.  I know AmdeTsion was African-American and (Stay blessed!) HabteSelassie was a white dude.  So is Gebre, of course.  Have we had any people who were actually of Ethiopian descent other than the two I mentioned above?

I feel like I have a fuzzy memory of an Eritrean here at one point.

Yeah, he came around for about two days to troll the boards with doctored pictures of Haile Selassie watering marijuana plants to counter Gebre's (or someone's) call for His Majesty's glorification.  He was handed his backside fairly quickly and beat a hasty retreat.  I think Balthasar is a black British convert or something.
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