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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#81285 Feb 26, 2013
Sgt__Smith wrote:
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"I think you are cheating yourself of some great opportunities. College is so much more than what you learn in the classroom, and I want to encourage you to spend one entire month on campus, getting out and experiencing something completely new each weekend. Then come home and tell us all about it. At least one of those weekends should be something all by yourself, with people you have never met before."
I absolutely LOVE this answer. And it's so true, too.

Since: Jul 10

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#81286 Feb 26, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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True. However, IMO (not that my opinion really counts here) they should pay for it their own damn selves. They wanna be all grown up and get married, then they should be the ones paying. My parents never paid for a wedding/reception, though they did buy a cake one time, but that was because THEY wanted to.
Oh, I absolutely agree with you. But if it comes up, I think it should be only in that context...you are adults, and you should finance your own dreams. From what I've read here in the past, I suspect it will be along the lines of "boo hoo hoo...I WANT to give my little girl a dream wedding, but I'm disabled and so poor, and I can't give her the things I've dreamed of giving her" - another opportunity for everything to be about her, when in reality, if it were really important to her, she could find a way to set some cash aside and do something for her daughter.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81287 Feb 26, 2013
Thats the point, she does not express it as an opinion, but rather stands in judgement.
Toj wrote:
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Or an opinion.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81288 Feb 26, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I absolutely LOVE this answer. And it's so true, too.
Ditto this, Sgt. Solid advice all around, y'all.

Since: Jul 10

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#81289 Feb 26, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I absolutely LOVE this answer. And it's so true, too.
Our daughter, the social butterfly, hit the ground running when she got to campus and I swear she knew everyone within the first two weeks. When she did come home, she had lots of friends to see as well as spending time with her bio-mom so it was never an issue with her. Our son, though, is much more reserved, and we really had to push him to get out and meet people, and this is one tactic we used. He didn't like the idea, and was very uncomfortable, but he did it, and it worked.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#81290 Feb 26, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>got distracted while posting this. not sure if it went thru. granted their situation is not typical, bit their place was her home. did you need an invite from your parents to go home?
To things like the party that M mentioned. The SIL saw an invite to M and basically invited herself along.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#81291 Feb 26, 2013
RACE wrote:
See! Cant wait to disparage anything to do with my religious beliefs. What and why I chose my belief system is not for your "entertainment". See how very, very shallow you are. Thanks for being true to your hatred.
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I characterized the manner in which you arrived at your you current religious framework. You chastized me for not actually knowing, but you didn't say that I was wrong or right, and I invited you to clarify. Without you clarifying, your "you don't know" comment is pretty stupid and worthless.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#81292 Feb 26, 2013
RACE wrote:
She is not raising a point, she is simply saying that people who have a faith are too dumb to think for themselves. <quoted text>
This is where you're "My hatred to Sam precludes me from being rational" shines through. Nowhere in here have I said that people who have faith are dumb or are too dumb to think for themselves. Nowhere. Apparently you interned at Fox News and learned that if you say something enough people will start to believe it. I criticized people who came to a faith without any exploration or critical thinking. It has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence and everything with using what intelligence you have to explore and investigate. You're not dumb because you are a person of faith, you are dumb because you can't understand the difference.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#81293 Feb 26, 2013
RACE wrote:
Sorry tonka, but I dont believe sam has the "right" to "Judge" or Critisize" anyones religious choices
To even suggest that you can denounce another's religious beliefs based upon your own personal standard is an example of extreme arrogance.
Hey dum dum, I am not criticizing anyone's religious choice. I am criticizing the lack of a choice, the failure to explore/consider anything beyond that which was handed down to you.

As far as stating things as my opinion and not as a given or a fact, look in the mirror, bub. You are the king of "My way or the highway." Hypocrite, heal thyself.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#81294 Feb 26, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Even if they dropped in for say, a day or just overnight, it would be infinitely less stressful for me than them showing up an hour after I get off work on Friday and staying until 9:00 Sunday night.
I agree that would be the worst part. M needs some decompression time from the week, amiright?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81295 Feb 26, 2013
The day I owe you any explanation will be the day the world ends.
speaking of worthless Pot meet Kettle.
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
I characterized the manner in which you arrived at your you current religious framework. You chastized me for not actually knowing, but you didn't say that I was wrong or right, and I invited you to clarify. Without you clarifying, your "you don't know" comment is pretty stupid and worthless.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81296 Feb 26, 2013
So you think its ok to criticize someone if you do it under the guise of not blasting their "choice", but rather their "lack of choice"?

No matter how you slice it, you are bashing someones religious choice, which is what you alway do. Your arrogance towards people who have a faith is plain as day.

What possible concern is it to you how someone arrived at their choice? Who says you get to decide whether they arrived there in a satisfactory manner, and who made you the religious choice cop?

To put is simply
You do not have the right to criticize anyones religious choices. None, nada! That means you dont have the right to criticize their "Lack of choice" either. It is not for you to decide these things, You dont get to tell someone they are or not using their brains because they did or did not arrive at a choice the way you feel they should have, so get off you high horse about it!
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Hey dum dum, I am not criticizing anyone's religious choice. I am criticizing the lack of a choice, the failure to explore/consider anything beyond that which was handed down to you.
.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#81297 Feb 26, 2013
RACE wrote:
The day I owe you any explanation will be the day the world ends.
speaking of worthless Pot meet Kettle.
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Fine, just keep making unsupported statements. It's what you're best at.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#81298 Feb 26, 2013
There have been many exchanges and I can't remember everything that has been said, but I don't think Sam has said anything that much different than what I said, Race.

Since: Aug 08

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#81299 Feb 26, 2013
Or much different than what Tonka has said.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#81300 Feb 26, 2013
RACE wrote:
So you think its ok to criticize someone if you do it under the guise of not blasting their "choice", but rather their "lack of choice"?
No matter how you slice it, you are bashing someones religious choice, which is what you alway do. Your arrogance towards people who have a faith is plain as day.
What possible concern is it to you how someone arrived at their choice? Who says you get to decide whether they arrived there in a satisfactory manner, and who made you the religious choice cop?
To put is simply
You do not have the right to criticize anyones religious choices. None, nada! That means you dont have the right to criticize their "Lack of choice" either. It is not for you to decide these things, You dont get to tell someone they are or not using their brains because they did or did not arrive at a choice the way you feel they should have, so get off you high horse about it!
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Ahhhh, I see the problem, you silly boy. You didn't know that we're in an internet forum where it is commonplace for people to express their opinions on the topic at hand. It happens all the time! For example, guns are discussed from time to time, and some people choose to label as idiots those who would seek to limit gun ownership rights. I know that you would never condemn anyone in such a harsh manner, but you should beware that such behavior does occur from time to time.

You of all people telling anyone what they can or cannot approve of or criticize, what rights they do or do not have is hilarious.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#81301 Feb 26, 2013
Hey Race, some girlfriends and I just booked our weekend in Vegas the fourth weekend in June. Would you like to come out and be our cabana boy? Or maybe you could bring along your gun and be our security team!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#81302 Feb 26, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
Nowhere in here have I said that people who have faith are dumb or are too dumb to think for themselves. Nowhere.
Uh... that's been your main theme on every post on this discussion.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#81303 Feb 26, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
I don't think Sam has said anything that much different than what I said, Race.
Sublime1 wrote:
Or much different than what Tonka has said.
I agree. You're all saying the same thing: people of faith are mindless drones incapable of independent thought and instead blindly follow what their parents say.

Since: Jan 10

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#81304 Feb 26, 2013
I went online to shop for an ivory/cream blouse for a friend's wedding (she had grey skirts made for the three of us, and then asked us to buy our own tops in ivory/cream).

I found one, and also this, which I love (and bought):

http://www.qvc.com/K-DASH-by-Kardashian-Pytho...

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