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Comma says:
(Tue Jul 22 10:35:15 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning all!

Just for the record:

1. When I was active duty, while I had my personal views on things, I never voiced those views outside of my own family. I never even had a political bumper sticker on any of my cars.

2. I have never threatened the person of any elected leader.

3. I now defend the constitution from enemies, foreign and domestic, with words. That is my right. I wore the uniform of this great country so we all have that right.

4. Unlike some people, I did not get mad when someone had a verbal attack on President Bush. That is their right.

5. I do not like anyone, elected or not, who still blames everything that goes wrong on someone else. I believe that it is time that someone, in the current administration, takes action for their mistakes and for the problems their actions, and in most of the current cases, their inactions, have caused. 'THE BUCK STOPS ANYWHERE BUT THE WHITE HOUSE!'

More later. I have to go earn a living.

Charles



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Jul 22 06:35:07 2014 65.73.73.237) [Edit/Delete]
Final zoom through of the night

Nirvana 1 I should know better than to get into anything on this board.

As for SH - a friend of mine told me it was heavily...well, influenced, I guess, by the Bible. I know they were doing something with the Four Horsemen, but she said a lot of other things were referenced.

Since I'm not all that familiar with the Bible, I'm sure most of it would be lost on me.

So on a completely different note...

The website Take Back Halloween will likely be holding another costume contest this year. Since I did so well with my entry last year, and I love costuming so much, I want to take part again this year.

But I'm trying to decide between Hecate and the Celtic goddess Brighid. (They've already laid out a costume for Brighid, and Hecate will be featured later this year.)

I'd either have to buy a wig, or temporarily color my hair if I want my Brighid to be a redhead. (Not sure how well dying/coloring will work w/my hair - it's a very dark brown, liberally streaked with grey.) As I am Irish, I'm leaning towards Brighid. (I did three aspects of Morrigan last year, and had a lot of fun with them!) She's a triple deity (her two sisters were also named Brighid - must've gotten confusing in that household!), associated with poetry, smithing, medicine, arts & crafts, cattle and livestock. Her holiday is Imbolc, the beginning of the growing season. (She's sometimes depicted as pregnant, to represent new life. Not going there!)

Hecate, on the other hand...well, she's also a goddess of triple aspects. Modern Wiccans consider her as Maiden, Mother & Crone. She is a moon goddess (while Brighid is a fire-and-sun goddess), often associated with dogs, horses, crossroads, torches, keys and spinning wheels. She is sometimes depicted as three-headed (sometimes the heads are of a dog, horse & lion) or three bodies standing back-to-back, representing the crossroads. (Possibly of Birth, Life & Death.)

I have no budget, and basic sewing skills, so I can't get too expensive or complicated.

Or maybe I'll just use the Renaissance dress I'm working on, and go as Iseult.

Totally dressing in my pirate garb at work, though! The sword might be a bit problematic when loading bags of horse feed....hmm...

Zoom, zoom



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 22 05:49:59 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Comma,

Blackbox (howstuffworks.com)

p.3 - Cockpit Voice Recorder

p.4 - Flight Data Recorder

p.8 - Retrieving Information



WG



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Nirvana 1 says:
(Tue Jul 22 04:12:50 2014 50.4.197.161) [Edit/Delete]
KAM: Still screaming death threats on that persons porch, huh? I'm telling you, it isn't about free speech. There is a lot more going on there. ;)

A business must comply with a standard of health and safety, cannot discriminate against black people, and must not utilize sexual harassment as a tactic to keep employees in line yet those can and have been objected to on religious grounds. Objectively they're no more dubious than the connection between religious beliefs and women ovulating. But you draw lines in the sand regarding an individual's religious freedom -- Establishment Clause be damned. Oh, but that's right, the recent right-wing attack on women's reproductive rights is a gender-baiting distraction even though it is part of the bigger picture you refuse to acknowledge.

Of course your argument basically comes down to: I'm not saying businesses are people, but here is a sexy, tough-guy way of saying businesses are people. So theres that even if the above wasn't the case.

ShadowQuest: Unless they're threatening to kill the president, one can say anything they want IIRC. Even in the military. Though I agree it is bemusing to see military members diss the president after all that, but hes our PRESIDENT! You must support the TERRORISTS! crap liberals got during the Bush years.

Glad those wars we objected to panned out so well though!

But I agree about the thinly-veiled xenophobia in the foreign comment. But oh, that's right - pointing out bigotry is just a distraction.

As for 'Sleepy Hollow,' I do recommend you give it another chance! Things were kind of rushed because they didn't know how many episodes they would have and it ended up being only 13 for the first season. It all came together though; a lot of things didn't make sense at first.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 22 01:55:28 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 22 02:44:42 2014
Comma If they can be reprogrammed, I think it would take a lot of
sophisticated technology to do it (if at all) and not have it been
noticeable. The rebels sure won't have that kind of ability.

If it isn't destroyed, they could do that.



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Comma says:
(Tue Jul 22 01:49:17 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Not knowing about black boxes, 'Can they be reprogramed after a plane crash?'



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 22 01:37:29 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

That reminded me of what Stalin was suppose to have said when asked if they should consult the Pope. Stalin ~ How many divisions does the Pope have?

When I first came across that, it was followed by what the Pope said when he first told of it. Pope ~ Tell Brother Joseph he can see my divisions in heaven.


Another Stalin quote, perhaps appropriate for today ...

Stalin ~ Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, then why let them have ideas?



WG



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agent cooper says:
(Tue Jul 22 01:18:34 2014 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard; as the great voltaire said---god is on the
side of the big battalions. ;)



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Comma says:
(Tue Jul 22 01:03:48 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Now let us talk about what is really important and making me mad as heck, "My cable company is not carrying the SEC Network!' Oh the humanity!

CC



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 22 00:58:11 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Obligatory Storytelling ...

Gone Girl has over 20,000 reader reviews on Amazon.

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 22 00:36:08 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest,

In the interest of academics, "... most that the majority of wars are fought over religious differences...", is not correct.

WG



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Comma says:
(Tue Jul 22 00:16:05 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 22 00:29:47 2014
ShadowQuest: I will not attack a poster on here. I respected your right to disagree with me. After all, it is you that wrote things into what I really said. I will say that I am so sorry that you can't accept my personal opinion of the current Commander and Chief. And if called upon, I would still lay down my life to keep the person elected to the White House in the White House. As far as insulting Obama, as much as liberals try, the 1st Amendment still gives us freedom of free speech, not freedom of what speech one wants to hear. I may not like what one states, but that is still their freedom of speech and their right to state.

I, for one, do not care what religion a person is. I will ask you to write about what I really wrote and not add things.

The 'foreign enemy' comment was really a joke about where Obama was born. Since I do not work as a comedian, I don't care if you get my jokes or not.

Have a great day.

Charles

P.S.: If writing or making a personal statement that insults the President, then most liberals would be in jail for their statements when Bush was in office, and most Republicans would have been there when Clinton was in office. Then they would all be felons and could not vote.


CC



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jul 21 23:58:12 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 22 00:06:36 2014
Comma,

...or in the case of our current President, the foreign enemy...

Someone is treating you like a mushroom.


ShadowQuest,

A person serving in one of the branches of the United States military does not have to respect the person, they have to respect the rank. A soldier, seaman, airmen, sailor, or 'coastie' has to respect the office of the President and the president's role as Commander-in-Chief, but he or she does not have to respect the person. It's a bureaucratic thing. People have to perform their roles within the organization. Orders have to be followed, especially in combat, without hesitation.1 But you can still despise or hate the person giving the order. We can't yet control a person's feelings or thoughts.

1 One doesn't have to follow an illegal order, though one best be prepared to explain why.


ETA Up till sometime in the 19th century, the British Navy took on midshipmen who could be as young as 12. They were considered officers or officers-in-training and sailors were expected to treat them with respect. Imagine a 40 year old sailor with 25 plus years of experiencing 'siring' and saluting a 14 year old. But they did. One captain said if he put a midshipman's coat on a broomstick he expected sailors to salute the broomstick. But - no one would expect much sense out of a broomstick - or most young midshipmen.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 21 23:55:37 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest Car adventures
usually aren't good adventures!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jul 21 23:17:26 2014 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
NotSoShyGirl: What a GREAT idea!

I've got to dig out all my books now.

Did you guys read "Side Jobs" too? The short stories? It's awesome!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Jul 21 22:57:51 2014 65.73.73.237) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Christopher Marlowe Ask me tonight about my latest car adventure.

Comma Pretty sure there's a law against insinuating anything negative about the President. I don't give a rip if you don't like the man personally, but you and others of your ilk continually implying that he's a "Muslim terrorist" is not only false, but also ridiculous and insulting.

First of all, NOT all Muslims are terrorists. Extremists are. There are extremists in every religion. And you should know better than most that the majority of wars are fought over religious differences. Crusades ring a bell?

Second of all, whether or not the President himself is Muslim is immaterial. He is your Commander in Chief, and as such you owe him your respect, as you yourself just said. How respectful is it to the Office to make comments such as you have here?

There's a saying about flogging a deceased equine. You have managed to not only skin the poor corpse, but you're down to the bones now.

GIVE IT A REST.

Maverick That goes triple for you, bub. Lay off. Or, better yet, take your crap somewhere else & stop stinking up this board with it. This used to be a fun "online community" to discuss "Buffy" and other common interests. It's degraded into Rantville in the last several months, and it's damned depressing.

Oh, and Comma, don't go getting all high-and-mighty "I didn't call him that" with me - the implication was quite clear from what you posted.

Nirvana 1 I tried to watch the series, but the pilot episode confused me greatly and I never went back. I think I got through the first ten minutes and had to give up. Once the weird things started coming out of the jars I was totally lost.

I've caught bits & pieces of episodes (I know the cop has a twin sister who was in a mental ward) but not a full episode. Maybe I'll try to catch up over the summer.

Totally bummed FOX cancelled "Almost Human" - that was a good show! And Michael Ealy was totally easy on the eyes. Eomer Karl Urban could give scowling lessons to Angel. Geez.

I just love when a male goldfinch lands on one of my flower baskets - the contrast between his brilliant yellow & deep black and the purple and white pansies is very striking.

Zoom, zoom



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 21 22:42:00 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
home now!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 21 21:55:20 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
notsoShyGirl I got tired of waiting, so I just went ahead and bought Skin Game. I can't wait to get home to read more of it!



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Comma says:
(Mon Jul 21 21:46:54 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Just to be fair, here is the one for Commission Officers:

I, _____, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God." (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Jul 21 21:39:44 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe, Agent Cooper
Love The Dresden Files!

I bought Skin Game, but am re-reading the entire series first (for the 3rd
or 4th time). Just started Turn Coat.



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Comma says:
(Mon Jul 21 21:31:19 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick: Read the oath that I, and every other retired or serving Army enlisted person, raise their hand to when joining, or reenlisting, in the United States Military. I always wondered what one would do if the President, or those appointed above me, was the domestic, or in the case of our current President, the foreign enemy.


I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

I had officers who never understood that I never had to respect the person, I had to respect the person's rank.

I had officers ask me if I respected them. I told the truth.

Comma



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jul 21 20:56:42 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: You're reading Skin Game!! Awesome!!!

I finished it a couple weeks ago. It's GOOD!!

My wife pre-ordered me a copy signed by Jim Butcher, because she loves me very much. Inexplicably.

Dresden rocks!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jul 21 20:17:27 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Sports
Question: Who was the MVP of the first Super Bowl?
Answer: Bart Starr

Trivia Quarterbacks: notsoShyGirl, valmichael!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Jul 21 16:47:12 2014 65.73.73.237) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Hey, Facebook users! Did you read the fine print before you joined?

Zoom, zoom



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 21 16:37:15 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Christopher Marlowe: I don't have an iphone myself, but I got an ipad, because it offers some things unavailable elsewhere. My old tablet is dated, and my laptop died, so I needed something portable. I guess it does the job, but I'm just not that impressed with it.

As far as phone options...well, you've got a million Android phones, a few Windows Phones, a few Blackberry phones, and of course the iPhone. I had a fairly early Android Phone, and liked it initially, but then started to hate it. Samsung seems to be the clearly leader for those, but there are quite a few others. I can't say whether they work better now or not, but I suspect they do.

Depending on what you want, I think you will be pleased on what a Smartphone can offer compared to your old one.

KAM
Ty King fan



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 21 16:30:26 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
KAM I might be looking to updgrade to a bigger and better device than my current flip cellphone, but i"m not sure if I want to go with an iphone.



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 21 15:12:57 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

valMichael: That is a joke right? I'm not at all an Apple fan, and my first Apple device is a mixed bag at best. I have no idea why people see them as innovators, because there product (ipad) is very simplistic. It works, and it looks nice, and it is responsive, but the interface...about as basic as it gets.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jul 21 15:06:59 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Jenn, levitation junkie, Miss Edith, and R o B!

YAY 'stina!

Trivia Girl
Bart Starr (no relation to Belle Starr ;), QB, Green Bay Packers.

KAM the column post is because Apple is wedded to the 40 character column width of the first Apple I & II computers. :)



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Jul 21 14:34:10 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jul 21 14:31:22 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Sports
Question: Who was the MVP of the first Super Bowl?



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 21 14:21:48 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

Christopher Marlowe: Hmmm, I guess this is just a matter of the Beta Software and these other browsers not speaking properly to each other.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jul 21 13:01:46 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, July 21st 2014 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Jenn
levitation junkie
Miss Edith
R o B


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Jenn, levitation junkie, Miss Edith, R o B!



Xander: I do have Spaghetti-os. Set 'em on top of the dryer and you're a fluff cycle away from lukewarm goodness. Riley: I, uh, had dryer-food for lunch. 'The Replacement'

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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 21 12:55:23 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay 'stina!


Goodbye Blue Monday!

KAM Google Chrome does that to me when use it to post at the beta.



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 21 12:48:47 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY STINA:

Sorry everyone for the Column post...either Apple devices are crap or I am unaware of a setting that would prevent that.

KAM



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Jul 21 11:00:39 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for 'stina!

yay 'stina!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 21 06:59:37 2014 99.140.160.83) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Nirvana1: Since you whine about lectures. I
will give you another TLDR Version.
The case is about government violating
individual rights of people. Government
does not have the legitimate power to do
that, just because you think what you want
is more important and trumps others rights.

Longer version: The issue is indeed very
simple. People run businesses and the
government has no legitimate power to
violate their rights. You want government to
violate peoples Constitutional rights to suit
your wants.

What you are "acknowledging" is a
continued need to assert irrelevant
distractions, express anti-religious bigotry,
and make clumsy attempts at gender
baiting. Then you forward incorrect
comparisons to avoid admitting that you
advocate government violating people's
rights. You seem unaware that this case is a
question of government violating the rights
of Hobby Lobby's owners. Instead you
keep pretending the case is about Hobby
Lobby's owners violating someone else's
rights. So, no I am not going to pretend that
your false premise is correct because it is
convenient for you and because you need
to avoid the actual facts in order to pursue
some other argument.

To address one of your faulty comparisons
(racial discrimination): No one has the
constitutional right to engage in
discrimination, but of course that
(discrimination) is not the question at hand--
even though you keep trying to pretend that
it is. The government IS prohibited from
violating the religious rights of people.

And yes, businesses aren't people, and
again I never claimed they were, and
despite me making this abundantly clear
you keep parroting this non-argument,
refuting a point no one is making. Again
you keep wanting to forward a false
premise. You Also seem incapable of
understanding that People aren't required to
hand over their natural born rights to
engage in commerce. People make
decisions for businesses, this legal entity
doesn't think, doesn't make choices. Keep
denying this reality all you want, and repeat
a false argument 1000 times. It won't make
any more sense tomorrow or the next day
or next year.

You aren't willing to deal with the facts and
when I don't want to play along you cry
about lectures. You chose to insert yourself
into a discussion I was having with
someone else which is fine on an open
forum, but when I don't agree, you whine
about lectures, "LOLing" and use infantile
terms like "manslplaining." If you dislike the
form of my responses and don't want to
deal with what I actually say about the
actual issue then just stop addressing me.

KAM



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Nirvana 1 says:
(Sun Jul 20 21:41:15 2014 50.4.197.161) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest: Thank you! I don't get emotionally riled up usually because the arguments are so ridiculous. Its sad that misinformation, faith, and bigotry are treated as important as facts and truth.

I mean the show Sleepy Hollow! You haven't heard of it?! You must check it out!

DaddyCatALSO: I made that comment as a joke to Maverick who seems concerned over poor little fertilized eggs at the expense of actual women. Regarding the forms of contraception, medicine, science, and facts disagree with you. There is no fetus to abort. The egg isn't even fertilized; the entire point is to prevent fertilization.

The only exception is that, with IUDs, something might-possibly-but-still-probably-not happen to a fertilized egg.

But I disagree it is relevant. Now wed basically be giving them the right to outlaw menstruation. Because ZOMG! a fertilized egg might be flushed down the toilet! *eyeroll*

Maverick: Preventing a pregnancy to begin with is not the same as terminating a pregnancy. These prevent ovulation. There is no egg to fertilize. There is zero evidence the drugs kill fetuses. I don't know why you don't understand this. Bless your heart. I guess we can just make things up now.

Now that I pointed out what Sandra Fluke actually wanted you're trying to change the goalposts. I'm done with that conversation. Except to laugh at your doom-ish sounding "Obama Press" (LOL, wut?) covering Sandra Fluke's session. Unsurprisingly you were a-okay with a bunch of male-only clergy on the panel of women's contraceptive coverage.

But oh, that's right: the claim there is some sort of right-wing attack on women's reproductive freedom is just a way to confuse our lady-brains. There is a term for what you're doing you know. Its called mansplaining with some gas-lighting thrown in for good measure. That's cute.

The pronoun controversy is decades old. But thanks for telling people it actually impacts how to feel about it!

I don't care about Ann Coulter or how you feel about her sexually.

"Get'er done" is a stupid phrase from a phony comedian.

KAM: You continue to make something that is quite simple, into something more complicated, because it isn't simple for the reasons you'd prefer it to be simple. You're still the man standing on another persons porch screaming death threats and then claiming your right to do so is protected by free speech. Regardless of whether it takes a person or people to open a business, an individual and a business are separate entities. Businesses arent people, period.

That is the difference between you and me. I acknowledge that angle of it. You on the other hand side-step the issue of women's rights and the on-going right-wing attack on women's reproductive freedom by arrogantly dismissing it as a non-issue. Of course you do because it doesn't impact you. But, suppose I didn't know any better. You wont even go there when it comes to that very real angle of the issue. So don't lecture me about refusing to deal with the actual issue.

So you wont say whether you believe it is unconstitutional to force businesses to not discriminate against black people?



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jul 20 21:04:08 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Comma: Another Interview with General Vallely. He mentions the "purge" but does not actually specify why they were purged. (I've seen other articles that mentioned a survey that had been sent out years ago in which the question was asked if they would fire on American citizens exercising their 2nd Amendment Rights. Coincidentally it has been noticed that those who had said "no" are the ones being dismissed at this time.) Here's another article along the same lines.


Maverick


Nights In White Satin




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Maverick says:
(Sun Jul 20 19:09:48 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jul 20 19:19:11 2014
Christian Holocaust in Muslim Countries. Obama and Hillary and Kerry have never said "Boo" about this. Why not? Figure it out!!


Obama Democratic Voter Recruitment Campaign (aka the Border Crisis) - actual numbers revealed (around 50,000 children BUT also around 50,000 family units. I hope the family units are being screened for disease better than we hear about (no CDC monitors) the unaccompanied minors. We're being endangered (assaulted) not only by diseases but also by Muslim Terrorists that are sneaking across the border while Obama's agents are busy changing diapers. A Muslim prayer rug was recently found along the border.


The Law that Obama's goons are using to allow young people into this country is being willfully distorted so it can be used. The actual law applies to unaccompanied minors from south of Mexico that are being "trafficked" into this country, not "smuggled." It applies to kids being brought in to abuse by selling them sexually, etc. Not to kids that have arranged for their travel by paying coyotes, etc.


Maverick


It Might Be You




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 20 18:22:49 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael Sounds like a great day to me! I'm just planning to read, something I don't do nearly enough.



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valMichael says:
(Sun Jul 20 13:17:48 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jul 20 13:18:29 2014
Happy Birthday: Circa, and Vanessa#2!

ChristopherMarlowe
What's happening yesterday and today? SOS: Same old stuff! :) WoW, read, Chess, listen to music, play other computer games (Civ IV, etc.), plus watch a bit of the British Open final round later and maybe a movie or two later tonite.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jul 20 12:36:04 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday July 20th 2014 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Circa
Vanessa#2*



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Circa, Vanessa#2!



Buffy! If I wanted to fight, you could tell by the being dead already.Glory, 'Checkpoint'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com


RIP James Garner



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jul 20 05:31:13 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

I'm fairly certain there have been successful authors with 'standoffish' natures. One of your original BtVS characters' name begins with a 'J' ~ Jared? What's important to Jared?


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 20 04:11:01 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Hope everyone else's day went alright!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 20 01:39:40 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
I had a pleasant, if somewhat busy day. Now to settle in a read the latest Dresden Files Book.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 19 23:08:09 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Just a brief break, I was at a intro meeting of the local chapter of Star Fleet International.



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Maverick says:
(Sat Jul 19 21:14:34 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica: Detroit Police Chief credits citizen gun ownership (and using them) to drop in crime. Meanwhile, in Chicago, where they have passed loads of gun laws (which merely prevent legal citizens from acquiring guns while the criminals still have no problems) 22 were shot in 12 Hours. Wait till the young Border crossers arrive.


Maverick


Your Kiss is on my List




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Maverick says:
(Sat Jul 19 20:01:09 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Global Warming News:


Maunder Minimum. Please note the Maunder Minimum coincided with the coldest part of the Little Ice Age.


The Sun Goes Eerily Quiet. Please note we are currently in what is supposed to be the middle of Sunspot Cycle #24's sunspot MAXIMUM. It's normally an 11-year Cycle (1/2 the time it goes to a maximum [number of sunspots] and 1/2 to a minimum [number of sunspots]). The lack of sunspots means the prediction continues that we are headed into periods of cold climate, despite all the Global Warming hysteria of the Obama Administration.


valMichael: Thanks for looking at that--I thought the articles were contradictory. I guess one of the problems was the term "light" which doesn't necessarily mean visible light--could mean ultraviolet light, which can't be seen. I think you might find the information ABOVE (about Sunspots) also interesting.


abt: You've got the Muslims taking over your schools. They will lie about what they are doing and believe their religion instructs them to lie--their term is Taqiyya--to spread their religion. We still call it lying. BTW, I recently saw the Ricky Gervais show "Life's Too Short" (his follow-up to the very funny "Extras") which was hilarious.


Maverick


Private Eyes




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 19 20:00:09 2014 209.159.224.42) [Edit/Delete]
abt I had read about several British celebrities, known quite well as children's entertainers who have been up on molestation charges. It's all very shocking to me.



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abt says:
(Sat Jul 19 18:32:05 2014 84.9.159.133) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe - UK politics is strange at the moment. Some of our older politicians are turning out to be child molesters. Some of the younger ones may have helped cover it up. Next general election is less than a year away, no idea what will happen.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Jul 19 17:50:11 2014 204.186.244.234) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Presumably because of my standoffish nature, I've never been that great with characters, either. Maybe thta's changed over the years - I have quite a zoofull of original characetrs in my fics.

Christopher Marlowe KAM Marvel has lots of experience with Cap clones. Its various rpecedign companies kept rebooting the charcter several times in the alte 40s and into the 50s.
When Marv el brought him abck in the 60s , they developed this story about the WWII Cap was trapped on a rocket, fell into the coean, and was frozen. So, in the late 70s and the 80s, when exploring a lot of variations and backstory. Right after the war, the government recruited the amsked ehro Spirit of '76 to wear the cap costume. When he was killed,a nother underwear character, the Patriot, took it over and was the ALll-Winners Squad comics. When eh retired, a not-tpoo-sane-to-begin-with history rpof got hold of the Super-Soldier serum and designed his own (slightly innacurate 0 costume and empowere da Buccky as well. Both were palced in cold sleep by the government when they went nuts. the 50s Cap was revived and then murdered by another regular character under control of I think Dr. Faustus. The Bucky of the 50s eventually became the second Nomad,a botu when I agev up comics.



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Beldin says:
(Sat Jul 19 16:43:47 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
I WANT TO KNOW WHICH HETERODYNE HIGGS IS!!


Sorry



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 19 15:44:46 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael What's on tap for
today?



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valMichael says:
(Sat Jul 19 14:58:22 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: AuntieAm, Bibbikinz, Bronze-Age Betty, Lady Ireland, and Maldwyn!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Jul 19 14:21:03 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday July 19 2014 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



AuntiAm
Bibbikinz
Bronze-Age Betty
Lady Ireland
Maldwyn



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
AuntieAm, Bibbikinz, Bronze-Age Betty, Lady Ireland, Maldwyn!



Yeah, but you're an amateur fry cook and I come from a long line of fry cooks that don't live past 25.Buffy, 'Doomed'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 19 14:15:38 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning! Birthdays coming up!



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valMichael says:
(Sat Jul 19 11:49:01 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 19 13:20:24 2014
Friday's Happy Birthdays to: Cobby, Elerie Megan, Lisl Fox, Morrigan, Nansi Elin, SlayerGemUK, WillowBBF, and XERO!

YAY Kiba Rika!

Marerick
Both articles are talking about the same thing. Ultraviolet light ionizes intergalactic hydrogen. Given the amount of measured ionization in cold intergalactic hydrogen clouds, a given amount of ultraviolet light is needed to make it happen. Looking at the sources of such light, the astronomers see that about 5 times the number of UV sources available that we can count are needed to have that level of ionization. So, we have more UV light ionizing intergalactic hydrogen that we can explain or have sources for. So we have too little light (sources), or too much light(UV)! :) It's a nice puzzle.

The first article in part, talks about how that could be, the second doesn't. The headline writers emphasized completely different parts of the original paper. That's why they seem somewhat different but they really aren't.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 19 03:52:30 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 19 03:58:34 2014
Yay Kiba Rika!


Belated Happy Birthday Old One's Oldest!


Belated Happy Birthday Chris Golden!



Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


I'm reading the above book. When you write your book concerning the jossverse (fiction or non) what will it be called?

Memories of Myths & Magick: a childhood on the hellmouth


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Recently SMG posted a picture of herself manning a lemonade stand with the caption 'well, I have to make a living'. What are some alternate vocations for some of the BtVS characters?

Buffy - Managing Director, Chosen Past

Willow - Inventor & Consultant

Xander - Consultant, Emergency Construction Systems

Dawn - Senior Field Agent, Chosen Past

Faith - Applied Mathematician & Rogue Sage

Giles - Oversight Director, New Watcher's Council


Belated, Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question (July 9th)

In what kind of neighborhoods, dwellings, etc. does your average slayer (currently) live?

All sorts


Belated, Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question (July 8th)

Buffyspeak... slayer slang... the dialogue from btvs has inspired books, essays, even college courses... yet the only emmy nomination for writing BtVS received was for an episode with no dialogue for 19 of the 42 minutes (Hush). Discuss


Evocative


LOL


Magick





Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 19 03:06:00 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 19 03:36:52 2014
wolfguard I'm still trying to parse punishing a future simulation.
I'll stick with Fire Bad, Tree Pretty. *g*



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ShadowQuest says:
(Sat Jul 19 02:29:12 2014 65.73.73.237) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Christopher Marlowe Might not catch you tonight - extra early up for me tomorrow. Blech.

Zoom, zoom



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 19 02:26:48 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

From the article ...

"...Note that the AI in this setting is not a malicious or evil superintelligence (SkyNet, the Master Control Program, AM, HAL-9000) but the Friendly one we get if everything goes right and humans don't create a bad one. This is because every day the AI doesn't exist, people die that it could have saved; so punishing your future simulation is a moral imperative, to make it more likely you will contribute in the present and help it happen as soon as possible..."


It's punishing a simulation of you, but the folks that imagined this also believe the simulation is you. They will resurrect you to punish you. Just like Buffy. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 19 02:04:34 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 19 03:03:17 2014
wolfguard The article was interesting, but my first thought after finishing
it was investing in the Tinfoil industry. *g*

SkyNet is pretty much what they were describing. I don't doubt too much that at
some point, AI will become more 'intelligent' for lack of a better word. Not sure
that will happen in 50 years as is posited.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 19 01:00:49 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I read the article into the 'LessWrong' section before becoming bored. *g* Maybe another night? OTOH, Eliezer Yudkowsky shows promise as a character source. What did you think of the article?

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 19 00:51:48 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Just found the rationalwiki article on it. My first thought was 'SkyNet' and the Terminator. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 19 00:41:17 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard So far, I see a lot of fingerpointing. Given that it takes years for other plane crashes to be investigated, it might take longer for this one, given the volatility of the peoples and areas.

On a different note, I was reading an article about Roko's Basilisk, a concept that artificial intelligence from the future who can retroactively punish those in the past. A bizarre speculation that seems to have genuine adherents.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 19 00:26:38 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

The experts, I've heard, who have viewed the available video and listened to the witnesses say the plane broke apart in mid-air. Four possibilities:

1. Internal explosion caused by malfunction(s) of some sort.

2. Bomb on board explodes.

3. Air-to-Air missile (requires fighter plane within range of explosion)

4. Surface-to-Air missile (requires SAM platform within range of explosion)

For #2 through #4 one can ask - who was responsible?

If the separatists did it, they may claim Ukraine was behind a bomb or missile and believe, so long as they prevent outside investigators access to the site, they can make the story stick.

I believe the US has the assets to show the details of the missile's track and launch: "The missile was launched from these coordinates. Here's some satellite photos ...

And the separatists might argue, "Sure, it's our launcher, but the Ukrainians had just captured it" or "One of our launchers was stolen, just the other day." or "The Boogey-Man-of-Choice shorted Malaysian airline stocks and the conspired to shootdown Malaysian airline to make millions."

Or, they could offer penance. "We are only civilians defending ourselves against the Ukrainian armed forces who have attacked our people, invaded our land, destroyed our homes, farms, and cities. We are not professional soldiers and we made a grevious mistake. Our hearts go out to families of the passengers and crew who died. When this aggression against us is defeated, we will do our best to make amends."


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 23:51:09 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I had also heard about difficulties in accessing the site, as the area is still under control of pro-Russian separatists.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jul 18 23:33:45 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Follows my 'transcribing' of witnesses broadcasted, I believe by the BBC. Using spoiler font for those sensitive to such.

((Ukrainian ~ People falling from the sky...appearing right from the clouds.

Reporter (?) British (?) ~ Falling all over the place. On the roof. Four women bodies in the garden.

Someone got hold of an officer/commander (?) of militia (?) Pro-Russian (?) speaking with/to ??? ~ 'Cossacks' out there looking ... what was it (aircraft) doing there/here? Shouldn't be flying war going on.

Comment: Apparently the flight was a regular daily one between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur. I suspect human error. The separatist side has previously shot at and shot down Ukrainian military aircraft. Mostly likely someone(s) mistook the civilian plane for military.
))


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 23:10:48 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
hERE NOW

wolfguard Big news, of course, is the downing of the Malaysian passenger airplane. Pretty much a worse case situation for just about everyone.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jul 18 22:45:36 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts


WG



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Maverick says:
(Fri Jul 18 22:21:20 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Book Friday: "Pimps, Whores, and Welfare Brats" by Star Parker (The stunning conservative transformation of a former Welfare Queen.)


Maverick


I Can't Go For That.




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 21:57:24 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
15 more minutes and I can go Home!!!!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jul 18 20:26:54 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

CAtegory: Science
Question: What substance is commonly referred to as "fool's gold"?
Answer: pyrite

Trivia Panners: MAverick
Trivia Miners: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl



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Maverick says:
(Fri Jul 18 19:25:16 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Iron Pie, Right?


Smokestack on the Moon? See the GIF at the bottom of the Page


valMichael: Strange Dark Stuff is Making the Universe Too Bright AND Where Has All the Light in the Universe Gone? Sounds like some kind of disagreement. Can you sort it out?


Maverick


The Horse




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 16:52:32 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
KAM It seems a never ending stream of stunts in comics. I'm interested to know if this affects the Avengers 2 movie.



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KAM says:
(Fri Jul 18 16:36:23 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Christopher Marlowe: Well, this isn't the first time that someone other than Steve Rogers took on the Mantle of Captain America. Recently (after Rogers' death after "Civil War") Bucky (Barnes aka Winter Soldier) took over for Cap. In the late 80s, Rogers was fired and Super Patriot (John Walker) became Captain America (later USAgent). I'm trying to remember if there were others...Jack Monroe (Nomad) perhaps?
One of the first Captain America stories I ever read as a kid (which was one of those books that came with a 45 record--yes I am that old), and Falcon was in it, so he's kind of part of the whole Captain America mythos in my core view of it. So, while I'm a bit tired of this rollercoaster with comics, Sam Wilson as Cap--why not?

KAM
Ty King Fan



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Jul 18 15:16:08 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - iron pyrite.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Jul 18 14:37:35 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jul 18 19:38:28 2014
Trivia Girl
Pyrite or iron pyrite



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jul 18 14:18:37 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

CAtegory: Science
Question: What substance is commonly referred to as "fool's gold"?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 13:14:34 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
yay kiba rika!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!


KAM What are your thoughts about the comic Captain America not being Steve Rogers?



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KAM says:
(Fri Jul 18 12:19:13 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY KIBA RIKA

The World is on Fire...yay...*sarcasm*.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheFan says:
(Fri Jul 18 11:47:05 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for kiba rika!

yay kiba rika!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jul 18 11:08:03 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, July 18th 2014 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Cobby
Elerie Megan
Lisl Fox
Morrigan
Nansi Elin
SlayerGemUK
WillowBBF
XERO



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Cobby, Elerie Megan, Lisl Fox, Morrigan, Nansi Elin, SlayerGemUK, WillowBBF, XERO!



Xander: Look who's got a bad case of Dark Prince envy. Dracula: Leave us. Xander: No, we're not going to "Leabbb you." And where'd you get that accent, Sesame Street? "One, Two, Three - three victims! Maw ha ha!" 'Buffy vs Dracula'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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Beldin says:
(Fri Jul 18 03:15:49 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - Same ol' same ol' workwise. Time drug a bit some days. There may be a correlation.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jul 18 02:59:18 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Angel Rewatch

Sense and Sensitivity

Written by Tim Minear

Directed by James A. Contner


All the humor is wrapping for a story about the emotional distance between Kate and her father. That said, the wrapping paper is a hoot.

- Finding an 'enchanted swordsman'

- requesting a dismemberment

Cordelia ~ Can you say clueless.

Doyle ~ Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle

Cordelia ~ Mr. and Mrs. Spock need to mind meld.

Angel ~ Hi! I'm Herb Saunders

(I believe some Angel fans hated this scene, because it was the start of Angel being less than broody. My heart bleeds for them. *g*)

- "Sensitivity Training"!

Angel:

~ Someone needs a hug.
~ How precious you are (Cordy)
~ That's vandalism
~ Shouldn't we leave a note?


Near the end, a little more revelation on the workings of Wolfram & Hart. Attorney tells Little Tony ~ We opened the door for you to walk out. You shot your way out in the full view of witnesses. You are a now liability and we are terminating our relationship with you.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 02:22:16 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin How has your work week
being going?



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Beldin says:
(Fri Jul 18 01:41:11 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - Cool.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jul 18 01:37:30 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I recall it being said there were 40,000 Firefly-class 'boats' made. Bet some of them were bought for the mail service. Seeing Mal dressed in 26th century post uniform offers an update on The Postman movie. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 01:36:28 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jul 18 01:37:50 2014



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 01:14:27 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, Beldin With this package, the UPS guy attempted a delivery yesterday. I saw the slip stuck on the door and signed the back of it, instructing him to leave it at the door.

Today, instead of the expected package, I get another slip. I drive by the UPS store on my way to work, so I doubled back to the UPS place, only to be told that the guy hasn't returned yet from his deliveries and I would have to come back in another hour.

I went home, faffed around for a half hour and then went back to the UPS place. My birthday present turned out to be a Firefly poster, I will have to put up a picture of it.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jul 18 00:44:11 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

What Beldin said on deliveries. *g*


WG



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Beldin says:
(Fri Jul 18 00:13:49 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I dunno about the pizzas. My UPS guy usually just leaves my packages on my back door step. It could be that whomever you are getting the packages from is instructing that they not be left. You might get in touch with them and see. OTOH, you could live in an area, or location, where doing so might mean the package disappears before you get home.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 18 00:10:15 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin I think I 'lurked' for quite a while before I actually submitted a post, something about 'Crush' I think. My life was never the same since. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 23:55:10 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin I wonder if the cop had to return the pizzas or give them to someone else?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 23:27:43 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'm here, but in a snippy mood. I really really really don't like packages sent to me via UPS. I'm never home when they try to deliver and it is a hassle to have to keep making trips down to the UPS office to pick my package up.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 17 22:54:40 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts


WG



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Beldin says:
(Thu Jul 17 22:36:14 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 17 22:37:30 2014
Here now.


Sixteen years ago today I posted a link to an article called "Why I Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer" from the Viewers for Quality Television site to board.buffy.com/postingboard.shtml saying I just wanted to share. Yes, my first ever post was a link and it was scary. I did not want my first post to be a messed up link. I had spent the previous two weeks or so reading every post in the archives and I knew what dropped tags looked like. I had finally caught up to present time and I wanted to say something but I had nothing to say. So I decided to post a link to a very neat article. I opened the help page in another window and studied how a link was made. Then I went to the comment box and typed in what I remembered of it; went back to the help page for the rest and back to the comment box; and back to the help page one more time to double check. Then I clicked "Submit post" and waited to see what happened. It wasn't addressed to anyone and I knew from my reading that such posts were often overlooked. But this one wasn't, maybe because of the orange link. Jubilee and EverDawn responded and welcomed me to the Bronze. The rest, as they say, is history.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 22:30:50 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Slow afternoon, but I'm heading my way home in 15 minutes!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jul 17 20:35:12 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Potpourri
Question: Where would you use Troy weights
Answer: precious gems and metals

Trivia Gold Stars: notsoShyGirl, OldMAnFan, valMichael
Trivia Silver star: Maverick!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 17 17:53:19 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: In Troy, NY!


SINGING *As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain, I look at my wife and realize she's very plain!*

Anybody ever watch that show Amish Mafia? I miss that. I got such a kick out of that. It was so cheesy and staged, absolutely hilarious!



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jul 17 16:54:35 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe, Agent Cooper - it doesn't get any better than Amish Paradise.

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 16:51:02 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I"m still partial to classic Al, Eat It, Fat, Like A Surgeon etc. Hard to believe he's been doing this for over 30 years!



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jul 17 14:58:19 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Troy weights have not been used since the Trojan War. It is believed the last thing weighed by this method was the Trojan Horse. Or it possibly used for precious metals and gems.

OMF



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valMichael says:
(Thu Jul 17 14:47:28 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Old One's Oldest, and Slayed Soul!

YAY janni!

Trivia Girl
gold, silver and precious stones(gem stones).
The troy ounce is made of up 480 grains and a troy lb. is 12 troy oz.
In contrast the avoirdupois oz is 437½ grains, and the aviordupois lb. is 16 av. oz.
The grain used in both system is 0.06479891 gram.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jul 17 14:37:01 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Troy weight is a system of units of mass customarily used for precious metals and
gemstones. There are 12 troy ounces per troy pound.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jul 17 14:24:14 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Potpourri
Question: Where would you use Troy weights?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 17 13:51:10 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe:

Oooo! Get "Straight Out of Lynnwood"

"I want to roll with
the gangsters.
But so far they think I'm just too white and nerdyyyyyyyyyyyyy".



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 13:15:32 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Yay janni!


Happy CD Thursday! I want to buy some Weird Al today.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 17 13:09:27 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Heh. I remember LOSERS. I'm THAT old I've been lurking around here THAT long!



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KAM says:
(Thu Jul 17 12:20:55 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY JANNI

KAM
Ty King FAn



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jul 17 11:48:19 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for janni!

yay janni!


Happy CD Thursday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jul 17 11:26:15 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, July 17th 2014 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!



Old One's Oldest
Slayed Soul



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Old One's Oldest, Slayed Soul!



A ghost? What's the deal? Is every frat on this campus haunted? And if so, why do people keep coming to these parties, cause it's not the snacks. Xander, 'Where The Wild Things Are

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 04:22:56 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard That is a very
frightening story. I had no idea
that kind of thing could happen.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 17 03:31:02 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
"...One night in April a couple in Ohio was woken by the sound of a man shouting, 'Wake up, baby!' When the husband went to investigate, he found the noise was coming from a web-connected camera they had set up to monitor their young daughter while she slept. As he entered her bedroom, the camera rotated to face him and a string of obscenities poured fourth.

The webcam was made by a company called Foscam, and last year a family in Houston had a similar experience with one of their products. After that episode, Foscam urged users to upgrade the software on their devices and to make sure they had changed the factory-issued password...
"

From The Economist 'Special Report: Cyber-Security', p.14 in the July 12th-18th issue



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 03:21:23 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I have learned a
lot, so maybe you are!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 17 02:17:50 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Thank you. Perhaps I am? *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 02:15:20 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard You should be teaching!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 17 00:51:48 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

Does plot wag the character? *g*

"The Traditional Story"

Protagonist Desires Something

But

Story starts with set-up to introduce character(s) and initial situation.

A man begins a hike to an outpost. It's a beautiful day, BUT it is 75 degrees below zero and the man is alone, except for his dog.

Something happens that changes the situation creating a big problem or big opportunity.

The man falls through ice into water. If he can't quickly get warm, he will die.

Jack London's short story, "To Build a Fire"


If the story is long, then it may be introduced with hook.

A woman goes swimming in the ocean at twilight. She's attacked from below - Jaws

Sheriff Brody is introduced. Ex-city cop who took the sheriff's job because island life was good for raising a family and because it was less stressful. Now there appears to be a big shark threatening the summer tourists season. What will Brody do? In the same situation what would ...

- Hamlet do?
- Ulysses do?
- Jane Eyre do?
- Tom Sawyer do?
- Spike do?
- Second Season Willow do? Sixth Season Willow?


Hamlet: Well, my uncle has bamboolzed my father's hotel leading to father having a heart attack and dying. Pox on the hotel! So Cry Shark! Save the innocent. Destroy Uncle ... On the other hand, it was my father's life and I would do well to honor it. Still the voice that rush to warn of what? A shark? Perhaps a motorboat...

Ulysses: The Mayor cannot see beyond the opening weekend. Should people die, would there be a season? Reality TV! A Shark Hunt to draw the crowds? Broadcast rights and merchandise sales.

Jane Eyre: What am I doing so far from home?

Tom Sawyer: 'Huck, we just need a bigger raft and we'll bein high cotton.'

Spike: Did they save the body?



Start with your character. What can emerge from your created world or premise that would create problems or opportunities for your character? How would he first react? What then changes?


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 17 00:20:37 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
i'm watching a bit of the Tour De France, just how many stages are there?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 16 23:35:43 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
home!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Jul 16 23:33:04 2014 204.186.244.234) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest Nothing specific, it just didn't grab my interest. (Not that I keep records of this, but I think I checked it out of the library over the same 3-day weekend that I checked out Hollywoodland, American Beauty, Born Yesterday, & The Cabinet of D.r Caligari, a total 5-for-5 washout, starting with Sweeney.)

wolfguard I saw that site before. My problem is exactly what you described. I find myself creating world after world, but plotting doesn't come naturally.
One setting I'm weighing for a castaways in time type story is contemporary folks being popped back to the time when Omri ruled the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Lots of p[potential there.

Christopher Marlowe valMichael When I was inventing my main ficverse in early '02, I needed to come up with jobs for the future gang,. sinc ebuffy is partly disabled, I had to come up with an inside job and the best I could come up with was novelist, both horror under one penname and mass-market romance under naother. I can't figure out why I decided Cordelia (hey, word processor, get with it, that's a real name, read King Lear,) would manage a radio statio; my current idea is she and Harmony partnered up in an beauty consulting business; they have syndicated radio programs and also and Internet business, a site, podcasts, and selling both cosmetics and accessories on consignment or the web-links equivalent.
I figured Xander has become a general contractor (altho that would take some college evne now, let alone 12 years from now!) while Anya has a *chain* of MAgic Boxes.
Angel is the counselor, working with addicts (I swear there's a joke in that , but I don't know what it is.) Tara is a teacher; I originally figured dramatics but I'm going more ofr art, perhaps also running the drama club as a side.
Willow is the tough one, surprisingly. I originally had her starting a computer consulting firm, Rougemont Inc. (See what I did there?) But, givne that she's a creative and original thinker, would she be able to run a business of her own, which would necessarily involve a lot of adapting existing systems to clients' needs? Or would she mostly have to be an employee?
I need to answer this stuff for myself because I've decided that, while I'm sticking with the basic plots of my already posted stories, as I very, very,very slowly incorporate the Willow-Tara centric stories into "Snapshots: a Love Story," I might (and already have done) tweak a few side details. So, any opinions?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jul 16 20:21:00 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who was the first person Liam killed after being sired?
Answer: Little sister/Father

Trivia Masters: OldManFan and valMichael

valMichael - I can guarantee the date will be fixed sometime this afternoon!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 16 18:00:19 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

Did I miss LOSERS??? Must have fell asleep at the keyboard/ *g*

WG



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 16 16:45:44 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael Glad to hear the raids are going well! Will there be another expansion in WoW soon?



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KAM says:
(Wed Jul 16 16:29:27 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Mid Morning Everyone,

YAY little wiggins

Deadguy QOD
: If I were to write a book, I think it would be called.
Joss Whedon: A Writer who likes to Abuse his Toys.
OR Joss Whedon: Making pain interesting, and then Not.
Joss Whedon: I love his directing.
Joss Whedon: Between Originality and Self Indulgence.
Wow, that was easier than I thought.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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valMichael says:
(Wed Jul 16 15:50:31 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jul 16 15:59:55 2014
Happy Birthday: ABD, davidboreanazishot, I'm Kid, Ranna, and Vviolet's daughter!

YAY little wiggins!

Trivia Girl
his little sister.

Birthday Gnomette uh, today is the 16th, not the 15th. :)

deadguy QOD First, and Jossverse book, story, or poem I would write would have to be fiction, cause I don't like the work involved in research for non-fiction. :) Then the title would depend on the content. How's that for being evasive? :)

ChirstopherMarlowe A few weeks ago, I ran a raid with a different guild called "E L I T E" as a pug which is a "pick-up group", but also refers to an individual player in an otherwise normal guild group. After the raid, they invited me to join their guild and main raid team, which I did since the guild and raid team I was in was having trouble downing the bosses in the 6th boss fight. Last week, we downed the final boss, Garrosh in the Siege of Orgrimmar raids. This week we started over. The SoO raids consist of 13 boss fights plus trash mobs between them broken in to four differnt raids. Last night in 3 hours we downed the first 10 bosses of the first 3 raid groups, breaking time records for downing several of the several of the bosses (4 of 10). That was a lot of fun! Tonite we finish the final 3 raid bosses. I would expect in a couple of weeks, we will start the Heroic mode of the raid, which are much harder, but give the best gear possible at the current time.

Agent Cooper Exxon Mobil conference calls are done on the company communications network and not on cells. :) You put your phone on mute, not hold when you don't want to broadcast what else you may be doing during the call. I know I can mute my cell and still hear what's going on. Hold is just stupid, and I can see how it would be very irritating. :)

ETA
The ONE, TRUE philosophy!



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Jul 16 14:31:37 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - his little sister.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jul 16 14:27:30 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jul 16 16:44:06 2014
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who was the first person Liam killed after being sired?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jul 16 12:56:31 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Valmichael, Chris Marlowe: I have to attend conference call "webinars" now and then.

Nothing is worse than the morons who think they can fool the system by logging in and then putting their phones on "HOLD". Then we all have to listen to somebody's lousy hold Muzak for 10 minutes until the someone can get through to the offending jerkball and get them to knock it off.

]:-/



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 16 12:54:47 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Yay little wiggins!

today's deadguy memorial angel qod

If I were to do a book, it would be on the fandom of Joss Whedon..and it would be called Across the Whedonverse!


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jul 16 11:47:01 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for little wiggins!

yay little wiggins!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

amy pascale's joss whedon - the biography - available at amazon.com and many other places (and pardon me for blanking on amy's posting name)

i'm reading the above book. when you write your book concerning the jossverse (fiction or non) what will it be called?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jul 16 11:33:44 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 17 11:23:45 2014
Today is Wednesday, July 16th 2014 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



AussieBulldog
davidboreanazishot
Im Kid
Ranna
Vviolet's daughter



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
ABD, davidboreanazishot, I'm Kid, Ranna, Vviolet's daughter!



Mal: Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous. Simon: Yes, I'm very proud. 'Safe'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 16 03:28:39 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Just remembered I did not do last week's Deadguy Questions. I may have to hang around a bit tonight - but no one will be here! Where did all the LOSERS go to? Long time passing. *g*


Buffy's New Career

When life gives you lemons, smash & stomp'em. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 16 02:54:07 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jul 16 02:56:08 2014
wolfguard The first listing is the wiki page for it, the second the worldbank.org website. The chart there is incomplete. 0 is perfect equality and 100 perfect inequality. According to wiki, Seychelles is the highest with 65.


ETA

Scandanavian countries appear to be the lowest, generally around 24/26



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 16 02:20:00 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jul 16 02:21:28 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

During the 70s I heard El Salvador was ruled by the '14 Families'. But it's a very small country, especially compared to the Philippines. We'd have to do a head count and some division. *g* (ETA I knew a fellow student whose mother was Salvadorean and father was American. I told of hearing about the '14 Families' and she said they were the ones who were always being kidnapped. *g*)


Google 'Gini' coefficient and see if any rankings pop up.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 16 02:05:38 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd I wonder if that is the most extreme disparity of rich/poor?



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 16 01:12:43 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jul 16 01:21:14 2014
"I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky."

- Abraham Lincoln


ETA

"This is still a bad Latin American economomy, not an Asian one," a Manila-based Western economist told me. "It's true that the Philippines was not much affected by the global recession of 2008, but that's only because it was never integrated into the global economy in the first place. What you have," he went on, is admittedly steady economic growth, lately over 6 percent per year, undermined by population growth of 1.7 percent ... Crucially, a "staggering", 76.5 percent of that GDP growth in recent years went to the forty richest Filipino families. It's the old story, the Manila elite is getting rich at the expense of everyone else...

From Asia's Cauldron, Robert D. Kaplan, p.119



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 16 00:56:51 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Anyone else around tonight?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 16 00:32:51 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Seems like a good night for an Angel. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 22:56:50 2014 209.159.224.42) [Edit/Delete]
Here and Now!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jul 15 20:25:26 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who was Buffy's date in Never Kill A Boy on the First Date?
Answer; Own

Trivia First Date: notsoShyGirl, OldManFan, vaMichael, Maverick

valMichael I was pretty quiet, but putting the phone on mute if you decide to do something is a good idea.



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Maverick says:
(Tue Jul 15 19:35:24 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Some Oweny guy.


Maverick


Fire and Rain




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valMichael says:
(Tue Jul 15 17:59:32 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe Don't do like I did once and zip up your day planner while you side isn't muted. I did that once at the end of the meeting and everyone heard. I got teased about it mercilessly. It was actually a productive conference call.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 17:56:07 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Man, conference calls are tedious.



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valMichael says:
(Tue Jul 15 16:49:57 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Angelusz, BuffyisdaBomb, Chris Golden, Chrisa, WB Watcher, Rainbow Connection, and Zygy!

YAY mh!

Trivia Girl
Owen Thurman

deadguy QOD alternate occupations?
Giles: professional singer/songwriter
Buffy: Cop, landscape engineer :)
Willow: computer scientist, physicist, applied mathematician (other than powerful witch)
Xander: contractor, franchise owner/operator.
Cordelia: successful actress, fashion designer, owner of a high end boutique on Rodeo Dr. in L.A.
Oz: Studio musician, record producer.
Riley: experimental psychologist, Security consultant
Anya: entrepreneur, investment banker, seat on the NY stock exchange (i had money, now i have money, money, money!)
Tara: Social worker, counselor



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Jul 15 14:56:22 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Owen.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Jul 15 14:36:40 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Owen



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 14:29:56 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who was Buffy's date in Never Kill A Boy on the First Date?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jul 15 13:09:00 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, July 15th 2014 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Angelusz
BuffyIsDaBomb
Chris Golden
Chrisa
WB Watcher
Rainbow Connection: son of Lunacy & Petrona
Zygy



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Angelusz, BuffyisdaBomb, Chris Golden, Chrisa, WB Watcher, Rainbow Connection, Zygy!



to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 13:00:31 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay mh!

today's deadguy memorial buffy qod

Xanders seems to have done well as a dancer and as construction worker, so he would be perfect for a revival of the Village People.

I can see Willow being a techno-wizard in just about any computer-related position.

Cordy as a fashion consultant or other fashion-related field.

Buffy's tried any number of jobs, so I can't think of any other things she could do.

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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KAM says:
(Tue Jul 15 12:32:21 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY MH

Deadguy QOD
: Well, Xander was a Carpenter for a while. Willow was at one time a promising student of many things. So, basically, they could have pursued many vocations.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jul 15 12:23:02 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 15 12:23:39 2014
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for mh

yay mh!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale employment center - we are constantly running low on night workers

recently smg posted a picture of herself manning a lemonade stand with the caption 'well, I have to make a living'. what are some alternate vocations for some of the btvs characters?

ps - don't start rumors, it was her daughter's lemonade stand and she was joking

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 15 06:24:20 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 15 19:00:47 2014
Yay Closet Buffyholic!


Happy Birthday Kiba Rika!


Belated Happy Birthday Christopher Marlowe! :)




Sunlit5,

Joss cannot be that insensitive to have really considered adding that backstory. I hope he was teasing.

(ETA Since posting this, reflected on Normal Again. Remember this scene?


WILLOW
No. Buffy look at me.
(she does)
You're not in an institution.
You've never been in an
institution.

A beat.

BUFFY
Yes I have.

WILLOW
What?

Buffy takes a moment. About to confess.

BUFFY
Back when I saw my first
vampires... I got so scared. I
told my parents about it. And
they freaked out. Figured there
was something seriously wrong with
me. They sent me to a clinic.

Willow listens, bewildered.

WILLOW
You never said anything.

BUFFY
I was only there a couple of
weeks. I stopped talking about it
so they let me go. And
eventually, my parents just...
forgot.


Perhaps Joss was playing off this - what the Avenger character 'knew' was that story from ~ 1996-1997? That said, the above scene was very likely retcon. )



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 04:19:31 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard It doesn't take
much these days. *g*

While I was surfing the net earlier
tonight, I read up on several
stories about fan-run conventions
that wound up being complete
messes, or scams or a combination
of both. One thing they all had in
common was how easy it was to take
advantage (unintentionally or not)
of the fandom.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 15 03:54:29 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Probably more than I would pay or write. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 03:24:50 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Probably not, my one
thought it seeing that pic is how
much it would go for on ebay and will
fanfic spring from it?



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 15 03:14:17 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I don't think Joss put much pondering into the sketch.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 02:36:49 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard With the hair on
the vampire, I had assumed it was
Angel or Angelus.

I would really like to know what was
in Joss' mind when he did that.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 15 02:04:15 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Is it 'good fashion' to stake a 'vampire' (?) who loves you?

Assuming ...

- It is a vampire (just going by the fangs and context)

- 'u' is 'you'

- 'good fashion' is important and not a red heroin (PUN?)

- She's a slayer (but she may not be given the stake is a metaphor and she is not looking at her target - but then could be a potential or newbie slayer)

- PUN is 'pun' and not acronym

(Please Use Napkins)
(Poetry 'U' Need)
(Praise 'U' Not)
(Pretty 'U' Not)
(Pillages Usually Nosterafu - right to left, cryptic eh?)

(Passion Under Night)

(Penguins, Unicorns, Nasties)

(Papa-Uniform-November)


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 15 01:33:31 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Another Buffy episode?

Buffy on a Napkin



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jul 14 23:58:58 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Comma,

The Legion says: " knowledge of the French language is not necessary because it will be acquired during the contract."1

What I posted:

Not to join, they don't. To survive and prosper they do. But, not Parisian French. It's a more earthy French. *g*

1Legion enlistment requirements



The US Naturalization Test


English language exemptions


Naturalization through military service

"Knowledge of the English language"




WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 14 23:28:00 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael I don't agree with Angel's decision. I think that should have been Buffy's call to make, whether or not she wanted to remember. I know he wanted to spare Buffy pain, but I would think Angel just wanted to take on more pain as part of his penance.

Kinda like his decision to destroy the Gem of Amarra, Angel lives for suffering. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jul 14 23:22:54 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 15 00:12:59 2014
DaddyCatALSO,


The Koana Islands

I think this creation is incredible and I believe it's and end in of itself. Still, imagine these islands as a story prompt.

"...Premises grounded in rich historical or thematic settings can lead to wonderful stories. The problem comes when the setting becomes the story (take note historical writers), rather than the context for a dramatic arc set within it. If your narrative is composed primarily of a series of moments and happenings showcasing place, time, setting, culture, politics or a specific chapter in history, then your middle pages may already be asleep as a result ... the role of a premise is to give the hero something to do, rather than something to exist within, and good ones always ask the reader to care about the hero, rather than just his surroundings or the issues he's facing..."

- Larry Brooks, author




WG



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jul 14 21:29:00 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Angel Re-Watch We are starting the 9th episode today: "Hero", in which Doyle bites the dust. :)

Last episode was "I Will Remember You". In this episode, Angel got the Blood of Eternity infused into his being and became human. He and Buffy had one day of bliss after a short awkward start, but he gives it all up to become a souled vampire and champion of the PTB again when he realizes that the demon they killed achieved his goal of removing him from the playing field by making him human.

Do you agree with his decision? Especially since Buffy won't remember what happens when time rolls rewinds?



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Trivia Girll says:
(Mon Jul 14 20:17:17 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Literature
Question: What book was originally titled The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys?
Answer: Treasure Island

Trivia Pirates: notsoShyGirl, OldManFan, valMichael, Maverick
:



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jul 14 18:32:49 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan--LOL! They don't have to do that, though--two of their players, Klose and Podolski, are Polish-born and still play for Germany ;)


ChristopherMarlowe--During any big soccer competition, German cities set up a central viewing area so that a lot of people can watch the game together. I planned the trip so we would be in Germany during the World Cup so the kids could take part in this. We were in Berlin when Germany played France and so they got to watch the game on a big screen set up in the Fan Park near the Brandenburg Gate.

We older folks, of course, watched it in from the comfort of a biergarten ;)

It was good to see that the U.S. has started doing this too, setting up a central viewing area for fans to watch :)



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 14 18:32:36 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Maverick: I never had the impression that Indentured Servants were of any particular ethnicity.
I don't believe I had heard of any specific cases of Black slave owners in the US. I was aware that other places had slaves (in large number).

KAM
Ty King Fan



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jul 14 18:11:51 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson which I read AFTER seeing (as a young boy) the "Wonderful World of Disney" two-part version with Bobby Driscoll as Young Jim 'Aarkins (Hawkins) and the fascinating Robert Newton as (the definitive) Long John Silver. It was a black and white movie made in 1950. I had such great memories of it, I saw it in a store since then and couldn't resist. See it, or see SOMETHING with Robert Newton in it. cc: valMichael


valMichael: Well, the DVD's are so well-done that I am really enjoying them. The Books by George R. R. Martin are so fat (and I am [purposely] such a slow, deliberate reader--I am often impressed with sentence construction) that I can't get into them. I have a problem with Sword and Scorcery so-called sci-fi and don't really want to get into all that fantasy (a lot of the stories follow a formula,) although I often admire the stories when I see filmed versions of them. Also, at a certain age I started having a real hard time forcing myself to read comic books and watch cartoon movies (they seem too fakey and overwrought.) I must feel the crush of age coming on and want to spend my time scrutinizing the real world. BTW, as I understand it, the TV Series is based JUST on the book "Song of Ice and Fire."


lostinamerica1: Ahh, you might be right--Jasmine. THAT's why I could afford Basmati (and probably still can't afford jasmine.) I bought, out of a sales bin, some (semi-instant) fragrant rice and was really impressed with the flavor. Then I tried to buy it in a bag and found it incredibly expensive, so I forgot it for a while and then ran across Basmati rice and might have mixed up the two (all fragrant rice is not the same,) BUT I DO like the Basmati (it does not smell like shoes and socks cooking to me.) Wash it? Okay. Thanks for straightening me out.


lostinamerica2: I explained the Hobby Lobby thingy before. There's just so much deliberate misinformation being spouted out about it (in order to fool militant women and send them off repeating the lies needed to beat up on Republicans) that I should talk about it again. Hobby Lobby had a great medical plan BEFORE Obamacare was even a glint in Obama's eye. Obamacare is a law but it's like just the structural framework of a law. It then had to have administrative regulations written for it to have something to enforce. Obama and Sebelius and cohorts wrote the regulations for prescription drug coverage (this was not specifically in the LAW--they made it up as they went along) and they were told beforehand that certain drugs termed "birth control" or "contraceptive drugs" would not be acceptable (religiously.) Writing regulations that would apply to certain actual religious organizations (as employers) was really going to be problematic. For Catholic religious organizations (like "The Little Sisters of the Poor" [okay, I love their name, haha]) the regulations were subsequently re-written [it seems to me that Obama forced them to also sue on this before they bothered to change the regulation] so as to force the insurance companies to write a Separate policy [not directly connected to the employer] to provide this coverage. Along comes Hobby Lobby and other Businesses (of conscience and closely-held corporations) that DO provide birth-control coverage and pills (16 out of the 20 required by the arbitrary regulation) but have problems with 4 of the drugs which are putative abortion-inducing drugs (like day-after drugs.) So, given the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (an ACTUAL LAW approved by all of both houses of Congress [only 3 votes total were cast against it in both houses) and signed by Clinton in 1993] Obama STILL made Hobby Lobby sue him (punish them with legal costs) and it went to the Supreme Court and it's still amazing to me that the 3 women and 1 guy could not do this simple legal logic (this was embarrassingly shameful and all women should hang their heads.) Obama could just as easily have, once again, rewritten the regulation to require the insurance company to provide a Separate policy (not for all birth control [16 were already provided]--just for those 4 abortion-inducing drugs.) Not surprisingly people like Hillary Clinton totally mischaracterizes this Supreme Court Decision as part of the War Against Women by Republicans. Please don't fall into that propaganda trap. BTW, Hobby Lobby's pay scale has always been high in the industry and their health care benefit [prior to Obamacare] was the envy of the industry.


KAM: Of course I had heard of indentured servitude but did you know that for a time there were MORE white indentured servants in America than there were black slaves? Or that blacks, themselves, owned slaves? Or that only 5% of all black slaves during the original slave period were brought to the Colonies?


Maverick


Build Me Up, Buttercup




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Dogmeat says:
(Mon Jul 14 17:13:33 2014 72.226.63.228) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Vladimir Kulich and
Jane Espenson



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Jul 14 17:10:44 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I believe they invaded Poland.

*g

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 14 16:33:37 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica Did you see any reaction by German fans to the World Cup?



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 14 16:31:59 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

lostinamerica: Well, from what I've read--Hobby Lobby isn't offering any different coverage than they always have (at least not relative to this--there may be other impacts from the ACA--as with most insurance), so any employee that chose to work for them, already did with the understanding that they did not provide coverage for these specific few things. So, despite the attempt to make this seem like Hobby Lobby did something to someone this decision is actually just keeping things the same as they were.
In other words--Hobby Lobby is doing what they've always done, before the HHS decided to try and force them to violate their religious beliefs (even though no law requires this), and that other organizations were already exempted from this.
If someone is looking for job and they determine that those specific things are of paramount importance in their benefit plan...well, then they are free to pursue that, or opt to pay for whatever service they wish directly. Or this administration could simply offer those people the same program that has already been offered to others. They chose not to--and this was the result. One can guess at their motivations, but clearly, they had the power to avoid this if they wanted.

KAM



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jul 14 16:01:01 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Dead Still Pretty, Kiba Rika, redruM, and Robin TSH!

YAY Closet Buffyholic!

Trivia Girl
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I remember reading that as a kid and I loved it.

Maverick You are watching the "Game of Thrones" on DVD, correct? Have you read the books? Are they better?



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jul 14 15:51:19 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
And Happy Birthday Kiba Rika!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jul 14 15:45:43 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Back from Germany late Friday night--my body is still trying to adjust to the time change, but it's better! Our last great family vacation went well apart from minor problems and we all had a great time, so mission accomplished!

Back to the beach for us next vacation ;)


Nirvana 1--Corporations are created by and run by people to sell a product or service. Therefore, it's people who determine their corporation's business practices. Now, these practices must follow the law of the land, and that was the question in the Hobby Lobby case--could Hobby Lobby's owners legally decide to not provide insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act because it violated their religious beliefs? The Supreme Court said they could.

Now we will see if Hobby Lobby's success will be affected by the owners' decision: Will customers support them, or shop elsewhere? Will current employees find other employment at a corporation that does offer to pay for contraception coverage, or continue working there and pay for it themselves? Will this keep future employees from applying or will they overlook this lapse in insurance coverage and apply anyway? Time will tell.

cc KAM, Maverick, ShadowQuest, DaddyCatALSO, OldManFan


Maverick--Basmati rice is overrated. You have to rinse it before cooking and it smells like old shoes while cooking :(

Are you thinking of jasmine rice?


Belated Yay! KAM!


Belated Happy Birthday Gothic Avenger and ChristopherMarlowe!



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white wings says:
(Mon Jul 14 15:28:41 2014 70.112.141.170) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Closet Buffyholic

Happy Birthday Dead Still Pretty, Kiba Rika, redruM, and Robin TSH!

*flit*



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Jul 14 14:50:07 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
notsoShyGirl - we make stowaways walk the plank. Grr. Arg.

*g - big talk from a Pittsburgh Pirate.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Jul 14 14:40:30 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
I'm on board with OldManFan *g*



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Jul 14 14:31:54 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Treasure Island.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jul 14 14:27:56 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Literature
Question: What book was originally titled The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jul 14 13:28:51 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, July 14th 2014 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!



Dead Still Pretty (DSP)
Kiba Rika
redruM
Robin_the Snowshoe Hare



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Dead Still Pretty, Kiba Rika, redruM, Robin TSH!



I don't care if it is an orgy of death, there's still such a thing as a napkin.Willow, 'Superstar'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 14 13:09:17 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Maverick: We actually learned about indentured servants in grade school. Public School no less. Of course this was YEARS ago.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 14 12:49:46 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay closet buffyholic!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 14 12:12:43 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY CLOSET BUFFYHOLIC

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Jul 14 11:41:31 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for closet buffyholic!

yay closet buffyholic!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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white wings says:
(Mon Jul 14 03:22:15 2014 70.112.141.170) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Christopher Marlowe, Hollyn, LadyMuck, Spikara, and Zophiel!

And Happy Birthday to bronzebeta.com! Thanks for the refuge, for the memories and the memories yet to come!



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jul 14 01:41:39 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
KAM: Well, I though I was up on that stuff, but I learned a lot from the Movie. For instance, at one point there were more white Indentured Servants in colonial America than black slaves. Indentured Servitude was a way that some usually-youngish people paid their way to the Colonies. The term was generally 7 years. Do you remember the TV program "Who Do You Think You Are?" They would go back through the family tree of people (usually celebrities.) It turns out that a direct forebear of Reba McIntyre (the red-headed Country singer and actress) was the second-born in his family in England and therefore inherited zilch. He was like excess baggage and agreed to pay his passage to America by becoming an Indentured Servant. Of course he could read and write. Not in the Movie but only 5% of the black Africans enslaved (I would argue the lucky ones) came to America. The rest went to Central and South America and elsewhere as slaves. Did you know there were black slave owners, supposedly the same general percentage of free blacks in the South as free whites owned slaves. Often slaves were freed in their owner's wills. Anyway, there is a companion book, "America: Imagine The World Without Her." For a while Costco took it down from its stores but due to protests (the owner of Costco is an Obama crony) it was returned to the Costco book aisles. But I'm certain Amazon has it.


Maverick


Hockey Night In Canada




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 14 00:22:30 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
scratch that dinner, I'll be home for the rest of the night!



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sunlit5 says:
(Mon Jul 14 00:10:00 2014 72.49.75.39) [Edit/Delete]
Joss Whedon was going to make
Buffy Scott Summers cousin in
Astonishing X Men

And it gets worse...
http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/buf
fy-and-x-mens-cyclops-were-almost-
cousins-whedon-reveals/

I would have been angry about this
for a number of reasons. It would
have messed with what we know of
Scott Summers and it would have
invalidated the Buffyverse. The
girl power statement of the show
would have been invalidated as
well.

The fact is this show empowered
girls in a way that hadn't been
shown very often on television.

You can be strong. I like that
theme. To have a Buffy end up as
a crazy chick would have taken
that away. I'm really glad they
didn't do it.

Sun



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 14 00:08:27 2014 99.140.164.199) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Maverick: Anti-American propaganda.
Well, I hate to say it but I think that war has
been lost. I am not sure most people can
discern between propaganda and facts, and
they have a very hard time understanding
basic concepts it seems.

You can't debate a principle with someone
who doesn't comprehend what a principle
is, or who doesn't adhere to any sort of
consistent logic even within their own
position. "I want" is as far as it goes. How
do you argue against intellectual nihilism?

So I really don't need more ammunition to
debate with. I need people who are honest
enough to debate at all. There are a few
left, but not many.

KAM



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cmarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 13 23:22:53 2014 209.170.68.158) [Edit/Delete]
on my way back home for a bday dinner. Thank you all for the birthday wishes!



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jul 13 22:04:00 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
KAM: I usually go to sci-fi movies presented in IMAX 3-D because I luckily have a thusly-configured theater closeby. However, I recommend you seek this documentary out. It contains a lot of information, that thinking people need, to counter the anti-America propaganda machine. There is a section, for instance, on Howard Zinn who wrote a bash-America-first history of the United States, "A People's History of the United States," that is often used in high schools AND colleges, that says the American killed a lot of Indians with diseases and stole our country from the Indians and enslaved the Negro and how capitalism rips off normal Americans, etc., and makes the rich richer, and how we then became a colonial power to steal other countries's riches and brought them all back here. To do this Zinn had to ignore most of American history and D'Souza puts it all back. He sets the record straight. There is a scene in the movie, a clip from "The Sopranos" wherein young Junior tells Tony and Carmella that Americans stole the country from the Indians, and Junior quotes his Howard Zinn textbook, and Tony and Carmella look incredulous (that their son could be taught such garbage.) Other things that the movie does very well is to portray Saul Alinksy (who seems to have gotten his extortion skills from Frank Nitti [a contemporary of Al Capone.]) Obama taught Alinsky and Hillary knew him personally and even wrote her college thesis on him.


Maverick


American Pie




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Beldin says:
(Sun Jul 13 22:00:08 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
NuPhalanx - Howdy. I'm hoping we will always be here. As long as Phoenix can hold out.



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KAM says:
(Sun Jul 13 20:21:39 2014 99.140.164.199) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jul 13 20:24:33 2014
Hello Again,

Happy Birthday Christopher Marlowe: many happy returns. Are you doing anything special to
celebrate?

Maverick: It is a fairly rare occasion when I can get to the movies so I doubt I will catch that movie.

On an unrelated note I just carved a little bow (as in bow and arrow) for someone's costume. That
was pretty fun and turned out better than I expected.

KAM



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jul 13 19:29:53 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]

Birthday Happies to: Christopher Marlowe


Christopher Marlowe: I think Icelord saw "Spamalot" when Harry Groener was in it. I remember way back when (this is ancient Bronze history) Joss came on the Board one day and praised Jeremy Piven for his portrayal of "Cupid," a TV Series, which had been on the night before and which I had watched also. Joss's subterfuge, though, which he did NOT mention, was that the show guest-starred a guy named Harry Groener who played some kind of "song-and-dance-man" (to win a girl.) I was aware of Groener as an actor and this was quite the flashy role requiring an extrovertish performance (unlike his normal serious, self-contained roles.) So around this time frame Joss cast Groener as Mayor Richard Wilkins III.


Comma: I was MOS 05C30 (a radioteletype operator) by training but worked in S-4 (supply) on the Expendable Register and in Funding. We do not need non-citizens in our military which smacks of some kind of desperation and which you pointed out is NOT necessary, as they (Obama and cronies) are wanting to downsize again. He wants to swap out patriots for whatevers.


Obama is at cross-purposes with Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan and, as usual, Obama thinks he knows something (he doesn't) and feels he needs to apply some pressure to Karzai, so Obama is once again giving speeches (for American domestic consumption--"Oh, goody gum drops, our wonderful President is going to get us out of another nasty war.")--and announcing, announcing, announcing WHEN he plans to pull out and, just like in Iraq, the bad guys (Taliban) just hang back and wait till the country is unprotected once again to begin their re-insurgence movement. This is just so incredibly stupid it's shameful. I mean would the farmer announce to the fox when the henhouse will be unguarded? Only if he is NOT stupid but the farmer and fox are in collusion.


Okay, I watched the entire only (it got cancelled) Season of "John From Cincinnati" and Zach Whedon was listed as an assistant to David Milch in Episode One and then not seen again until Episode Nine when he was actually an actor (I don't think he had any lines) but in the final Episode Ten, guess who was listed as "Written By" (solely.)


The full moon is approximately 30,000 miles closer to earth than normal and in August it will be another 863 miles closer.


Maverick


Indian Reservation




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 13 16:20:56 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
off for one last volunteer stint and a production of Spamalot!



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valMichael says:
(Sun Jul 13 16:18:51 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: bronzebeta.com, Christopher Marlowe, Hollyn, LadyMuck, Spikara, and Zophiel!

Comma Aroooo! (howling at the moon!)

Note: we have 3 consecutive Full moon this summer like last night's.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jul 13 14:31:03 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, July 13th, 2014
We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



BronzeBeta.com
Christopher Marlowe
Hollyn
LadyMuck
Spikara
Zophiel



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
bronzebeta.com, Christopher Marlowe, Hollyn, LadyMuck, Spikara, Zophiel!



I hate to break it to you, oh impotent one, but you're not the big bad anymore, you're not even the kind of naughty.
Xander, 'Doomed


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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Comma says:
(Sun Jul 13 14:24:22 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Go to GOOGLE and click on each flag individually.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 13 13:53:13 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Comma, Beldin

Thanks Fellas!



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Comma says:
(Sun Jul 13 13:26:21 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Christopher Marlowe!

For those of all who woke up in the strangest places this morning, scant of human clothing, do not forget that last night we had a super moon and the effect of the lunar mass on your curse was stronger and lasted longer than normal. Just ask Oz for expert advice.

Comma



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Beldin says:
(Sun Jul 13 11:46:24 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Happy birthday, Christopher Marlowe!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 13 07:31:08 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
I'm finally home and it is 1:30 am.
Boy am I tired.



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NuPhalanx says:
(Sun Jul 13 06:49:26 2014 170.218.219.22) [Edit/Delete]
Wow this is still here



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ShadowQuest says:
(Sun Jul 13 05:12:32 2014 65.73.72.52) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Amarillo's on my mind.

DaddyCatALSO Granted, it takes a little artistic license with the legend, but I thought it was well done.

What, precisely, didn't you like about it?

wolfguard Oh. Then never mind. I was hoping to find someone else familiar with the show to read it and give me feedback.

white wings I find the whole thing confusing. And it seems entirely too easy to hack.

Ah well. Doesn't really matter - those who like it have one, those who don't...don't.

Wait a second....was that Gothic Avenger!? Damn.

Zoom, zoom



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white wings says:
(Sun Jul 13 03:20:57 2014 70.112.141.170) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday GothicAvenger, Huniebzz, ImTethered, Karrde,LuLu, Rachael, Seska, Slayer#2, and terri!


wolfguard, valMichael - The St.Elsewhere ending didn't trouble me that much. I liked the series, and just figured that it was a way to avoid coming up with a satisfying but ever so emotional ending the way Mash did. The show was ending, and the scene just ripped the bandaid off. Anyway, I could just excise that one scene. Now the whole series has faded. *g*

There was also the ending of Newhart, which I actually enjoyed, and that was definitely a *wink*wink*nod*nod* back to the earlier series. Of course that was a comedy.

But then, NA wasn't the series finale. The ending just didn't make sense to me, so I rose above it. I loathed the entire season anyway.

Should the dream season of Dallas be counted among these wrenching changes? Probably not. It was a different device. I wasn't watching at that point, but I had a feeling it was a way of wiping out an unsuccessful season.

Christopher Marlowe - I hope you survived.



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Comma says:
(Sun Jul 13 03:09:43 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jul 13 03:10:50 2014
wolfquard: I trained several times with the Legion and, the ones that I met, spoke some sort of French. As a military force, I will bet on them against any other military force in the world.

In 1988, while with the 101st, I was the NCOIC of our Battalion's S2/3. S-2 is the unit's security and S-3 is it's training. s part of my duties, I ran request for security clearances on new personnel and verified security clearances on those who had been around a while. That year, 1988, the rules for security clearances changed for service personal who were not American citizens. Non American citizens, serving in the military, could only hold 5 MOSs, and could not hold a security clearance. They had a year to become American citizens, accept one of the five MOSs that required no security clearance, or leave the service. There was a system put in place where they could become citizens in that year.

I'm not sure what the requirement is for citizenship now.

Comma



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jul 13 02:46:04 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Comma: (Maverick Raises His Hand). Yes, as someone who served (drafted) into the Army (made E-5 in 2 years) during the Vietnam era (stationed in Germany) it horrifies me that Obama is tailoring a Designer Military that will be PC correct but will be ineffective as a fighting force. Here's a recording of an interview with Retired General Paul Vallely about Benghazi. He has also been interviewed about the recent PURGES of Military Officers (197) around the question of whether they would fire on American civilians (affirming their 2nd Amendment Rights) but I haven't found the interview so far. If I knew where to go to join a backup Militia, I would probably go, as we're going to need countrywide defenders (perhaps to take back our government.) In the meantime, I'll look for that other interview. BTW, YOU go see "America: Imagine the World Without Her" (you'll find yourself then dragging others to see it) or check "2016: Obama's America" out of your local library (it's in mine.)


Maverick


Eyes Without a Face




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 13 01:27:22 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Alas, I must be heading out again for another four hours. Back hopefully by midnight!



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GothicAvenger says:
(Sun Jul 13 01:24:06 2014 68.42.71.44) [Edit/Delete]
*Swoops in and snateches up her
Birthday happies, waves to
everyone, blows them kisses and
places 3 huge, human sized crates
in the middle of the room.
Upon each crate, there are only
three words.


Steam Powered Giraffe

This is my birthday gift to you. I
hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

*with one last look back into
the room, she grins mischievously
and then saunters out of the bronze
once more
*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 12 22:57:04 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Home! at least for a couple hours.



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Carita says:
(Sat Jul 12 21:33:47 2014 24.114.48.103) [Edit/Delete]
Thank you for my birthday wishes
Wednesday.



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KAM says:
(Sat Jul 12 21:26:59 2014 99.140.164.199) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jul 13 04:40:19 2014
Hello Everyone,

TLDR: the question has never been about corporations having rights. It is about whether people can
have their rights arbitrarily violated by government regulation (not law) because they operate a
corporation. The "corporations aren't people" battle cry is a straw man used by some to capitalize
on the anti-corporate sentiment that has become so popular--even when it is directed against a
Privately owned business that employs many people.

Nirvana1: Explain how a corporation acts without human control then you can claim
that peoples rights are not the issue. Of course this cannot be done and you know
better. Unless you actually believe corporations are entities capable of thought
and action.
The court ruled on the issue of rights of individuals who own a corporation. You
want to pretend this case is about something else, because you don't like this ruling.

You apparently don't respect the rights of others unless they agree with you and want
government to violate their rights to force them to act as you wish. This is not a
position of principle. To cover for this hypocritical position regarding rights--picking and choosing
which are valid based on your preference, you fall back to distortion about corporations not being
people. That isn't an argument--it is a statement of ignorance repeated by people who refuse to deal
with the actual issue.

I see now you have no intention on dealing with what I actually say. You're responding to your own
distortions which suits your narrative. Then you fabricate this nonsense about my "self interest." You
say it is clear that is what this is about. Aside from your inability to comprehend my statement about
my not having a specific stake in this, what is clear is that you're eager to distract from the actual
issue and indulge yourself in fabricating nonsense. If you can't make an actual argument then try
and make it personal. I'm sure this will appeal to some--not those interested in facts but I'm sure
there is no shortage of this type of person.

Something to consider: the government power you seek to direct against others like the owners of
hobby lobby can very easily be turned against you. So don't be so eager to justify government
violating someone's rights because you think it benefits you.


KAM



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white wings says:
(Sat Jul 12 20:10:41 2014 70.112.141.170) [Edit/Delete]
Gotta run, but wanted to say

HI, SheBit! I thought you looked odd at first. ;-)

valMichael, wolfguard - I had thoughts, but I lost them. Maybe they'll come back.

ShadowQuest - I cautiously think I could understand it if I tried, but I don't like a thing that insists on your real identity, then helps itself to whatever you put there, and changes policy periodically so that you are opened up without any warning.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 12 19:52:34 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By


White Wings,

Also what valMichael said. *g*



ShadowQuest,

I've never seen Quantum Leap. I daresay 90% of what I know about the show I learned from your postings on it. *g*



DaddyCatALSO,

I've an excerpt and a link on fictional worlds that might interest you - but first I have to find where I put the source. *g*



Comma,

...At least, in the French Foreign Legion, all members must understand and speak French...

Not to join, they don't. To survive and prosper they do. But, not Parisian French. It's a more earthy French. *g*



WG



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cmarlowe says:
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checking in from the festival. Another couple of hours!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
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Edited: Sat Jul 12 18:49:30 2014
wolfguard I didn't recall your making any, but considering how witty they tend to be, I like to remember them and was afraid I'd forgotten one. (I know Leather Jacket had substantial cooties about the idea.)

Maverick My post was a response to yours, which was in its turn a response (of sorts) to my previous post in which I'd mentioned my various pennames. Ergo, GM & GGC stand for Gardner Moore & Guillaume-Georges Crepeau, my aliases for song lyrics and straight poetry, respectively.
And I'dn't heard about Meshach Taylor
;-(.


Nirvana1 I agree with a lot of your points, but I regard your comment about fertilized ova ending up on tampons strikes me as, quite simply, irrelevant. The equation of "the four specified forms of contraception" to abortion is, to me, self-evident.

ShadowQuest I found Sleepy Hollow as dreary and unlikeable as I find, well, most horror films since 1989.

Agent Cooper I simply saw the closing scene of "NA" in terms of Buffy's comment "I still need the antidote."

valMichael While I think the essay in the book What Were They thinking? went overboard on tying St. Elsewhere into other shows, they were right about one thing, it occurred in the Cheers/Frazier universe. Oh, and I agree with you about an 8-year-old boy. (As a matter of comparison, I truly shudder to imagine being alive in some dimension where some of the ideas I came up with as a child were reality, and not much less with some of my teenage ideas. Living the 'verse of Doc Smith's Lensman books would be a picnic by comparison, and the Buffyverse would be near-paradise.)


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