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#321 Beelzebuddy

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:45 PM

Researchers Found One Way That Long-Term Marriages Get Happier

Humor is a key component. I guess that's how I've managed to keep my wife happy to have me around for 30+ years.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 06:12 PM

Kept the humor going for last year’s Valentine’s Day:

After 42 years of marriage, it gets harder to come up with unique ways to commemorate the day. In my case, I went in for a colonoscopy and my wife sat in the waiting room.

Call me Mr Romance.


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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:10 PM

View Postandydp, on 11 February 2020 - 06:12 PM, said:

Kept the humor going for last year’s Valentine’s Day:

After 42 years of marriage, it gets harder to come up with unique ways to commemorate the day. In my case, I went in for a colonoscopy and my wife sat in the waiting room.

Call me Mr Romance.

Romance is over rated. Good health is priceless.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 01:11 PM

This came in my e mail. Sadly, too few "Christians" actually avoid these and way too many spout them. Interestingly, this was written by a Christian Minister.

My favorite Biblical suggestion to people who are spouting off on how "Christian" they are is to read Chapter 6 of St Matthew's Gospel. I also quote St Francis of : Assisi: "Preach the Gospel every day. Use words only if necessary."

Ten Clichés Christians Should Stop Saying


Ten things Christians say a lot, but shouldn’t.


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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 03:43 PM

View Postandydp, on 12 February 2020 - 01:11 PM, said:

This came in my e mail. Sadly, too few "Christians" actually avoid these and way too many spout them. Interestingly, this was written by a Christian Minister.


This could have easily been placed in the Death of Christianity thread. It really does call out some of the worst and smarmiest button pushing they do.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:15 PM

View PostLFC, on 12 February 2020 - 03:43 PM, said:

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This could have easily been placed in the Death of Christianity thread. It really does call out some of the worst and smarmiest button pushing they do.

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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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Obamacare took my guns away and put me in a FEMA reeducation camp
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:32 AM

Here's a nice, short history of Sealand, the sovereign nation off the U.K. coast. I remember hearing about this years ago but some of these details are new to me.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 04:17 PM

 LFC, on 13 February 2020 - 09:32 AM, said:

Here's a nice, short history of Sealand, the sovereign nation off the U.K. coast. I remember hearing about this years ago but some of these details are new to me.

Over the years, just seeing a picture of that derelict fort spooked me badly. Anybody who'd want to live on that thing needs counselling.
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Posted 24 February 2020 - 01:11 PM

Here's a case where a massive dose of LSD apparently "rebooted" the brain of a person who suffered from bipolar disorder.

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One case, outlined in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, describes a girl with bipolar II disorder, who had long-lasting, surprisingly good after-effects following an overdose. She had in the past suffered from hallucinations, had a history of paranoia, hypomania and severe depression, and had lived a turbulent life, moving schools due to "disruptive and defiant behavior" aged 13.

At a party in 2000 (when she was 15), she and 19 other people were given a dose 10 times what the supplier intended, due to a bit of a decimal place whoopsie. The 20 people were supposed to be given a 100 micrograms dose (what is considered a normal recreational dose) but were given 1,000 mcg in liquid form. Once she'd drunk her glass, she also drank the "leftover drops" from two other glasses.

Reports from others around her say that her behavior for the next 6.5 hours was "erratic". After this, people believed she had had a seizure as she was lying down in the fetal position with her fists tightly clenched, and an ambulance was called. However, "it was unclear whether she had a loss of consciousness or whether she was intensely preoccupied with her experience at the time," the authors write.

Visiting her in hospital, her father reports that she told him "it's over", which he believed to mean her trip. She later clarified she had meant her bipolar disorder.

Bearing in mind you can't extrapolate too much from one incident, her therapists reported significant improvements in her symptoms following the overdose. Over the course of several years they described her as “entirely stable at present” and though she had come off lithium, which created more mood instability, she showed "no evidence of clinical hypomania or depression”. She self-reported that she was free from mental illness symptoms for the next 13 years, until she experienced post-partum depression after the birth of her children.

"This case report documents a significant improvement in mood symptoms, including reductions in mania with psychotic features, following an accidental LSD overdose, changes that have been sustained for almost 20 years," the authors write.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 04:33 PM

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 04:38 PM

Too heavily made up for my taste. And I'm no gentleman: I prefer brunettes or redheads, not (likely fake) blondes. Who's that touching her?
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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:01 PM

Is that a pro-NRA blood splattered bullet hole dress?
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:25 PM

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“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

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On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

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Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:26 PM

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Thagomizer
“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937





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