Mimi

United States

#90377 Aug 27, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
What's everyone's heat/weather today? I feel like I'm competing with the Floridians! 95 or so today, with a 105 or so heat index. I have a double header softball game tonight.
I also spilled lemon sauce on my cute, expensive J. Jill tank top and all over my cute capris. So now i"m in black cotton athletic shorts and a low-cut orange tank top. Yikes, but at least I had clean clothes to put on.
75 but its been overcast all day so the heat's trapped and i have a headache. Clouds are starting to ho away and a breeze is starting...par for the course here. Im right ny (not on, by) the water so all this trapped heat will go away in a bit.
Mimi

United States

#90378 Aug 27, 2013
Ahem.... MARRIED 4 times, WIDOWED 1 time, DIVORCED 1 time, ANNULLED 1 time.

Just to set the record straight. I mean i know the mutt knows all but really i think I'm kind of the resident expert on MY matrimonial history.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#90379 Aug 27, 2013
Mimi wrote:
Ahem.... MARRIED 4 times, WIDOWED 1 time, DIVORCED 1 time, ANNULLED 1 time.
Just to set the record straight. I mean i know the mutt knows all but really i think I'm kind of the resident expert on MY matrimonial history.
cannot say this enough. he's so wrong in so many ways.

by the way, thanks for the refresher course about the vietnam war. I was in my 20's and knew it was so wrong. wanted to go downtown during the dnc but had two little ones to deal with.
husband worked there at night so experienced the mayhem.

Since: Aug 08

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#90380 Aug 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Again with this. How do you know today's 3rd graders have more intelligence than grown men from 2000 years ago? Have we unearthed some ancient ACT test found on a stone tablet?
Ask any 3rd grader why you wash your hands and what can happen if you don't. Ask grown men from 2000 years ago why folks get sick and they would blame it on an invisible man in the sky ... Nuff said.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90381 Aug 27, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
cannot say this enough. he's so wrong in so many ways.
by the way, thanks for the refresher course about the vietnam war. I was in my 20's and knew it was so wrong. wanted to go downtown during the dnc but had two little ones to deal with.
husband worked there at night so experienced the mayhem.
Summer of 68 I was between Freshman and sophomore years in college. I was taking classes at the Art Institute which is in the middle of Grant Park and taking Trigonometry at Loyola which is in the middle f Rush Street just down the street from the Armory . All week I went from hippie camp out protests to hungover conventioneers interspersed with the Guard in jeeps with barbed wire on the back cruising near Holy Name Cathedral and north Michigan Ave.

Been there. Done that. Drove my parents nuts especially my father who is an ex Chicago cop. At least one of their friends was hurt in the melee.

Then back to CU for more, but not quite the same.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90382 Aug 27, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
Ask any 3rd grader why you wash your hands and what can happen if you don't. Ask grown men from 2000 years ago why folks get sick and they would blame it on an invisible man in the sky ... Nuff said.
I don't think it's near "nuff" at all. Have you... actually ASKED grown men from 2000 years ago?

I'm asking how you KNOW all this. Do you have a legitimate answer? Or is all this just your opinion?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#90383 Aug 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Again with this. How do you know today's 3rd graders have more intelligence than grown men from 2000 years ago?
I also didn't say intelligence ... I said worldly knowledge. Knowledge is a component of intelligence, but intelligence is much more than just knowledge, IMO.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90384 Aug 27, 2013
dahgts wrote:
cannot say this enough. he's so wrong in so many ways.
I cannot say THIS enough: How so?

Okay, so she was married four times instead of five. Boy, I was WAY off!

What else you got?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#90385 Aug 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think it's near "nuff" at all. Have you... actually ASKED grown men from 2000 years ago?
I'm asking how you KNOW all this. Do you have a legitimate answer? Or is all this just your opinion?


This is a classic Russell's Teapot situation.

How do you know there is not an invisible unicorn/dragon hybrid that poops rainbow skittles who lives the center of the earth? Have you actually gone there and looked for it?

If you submit this beast does not exist, I'm asking how you KNOW there is not such an invisible unicorn/dragon hybrid? Do you have a legitimate answer? Or if you disagree, is that just your opinion?

Nice try, buddy, but your line of thinking was discredited long ago by Bertrand Russell (you've probably never heard of him but suffice it to say he was 10000% times more intelligent than you will ever be):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teap...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90386 Aug 27, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
I also didn't say intelligence ... I said worldly knowledge. Knowledge is a component of intelligence, but intelligence is much more than just knowledge, IMO.
Oh, yes, WORLDLY knowledge. Not to be confused with intelligence.

Five hundred years ago, people thought the earth was flat. By your logic, today's third graders have more WORLDLY knowledge than adults from five hundred years ago. So what's your point?

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#90387 Aug 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I cannot say THIS enough: How so?
Okay, so she was married four times instead of five. Boy, I was WAY off!
What else you got?
my expected life span is too short to enumerate all of them.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#90388 Aug 27, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Summer of 68 I was between Freshman and sophomore years in college. I was taking classes at the Art Institute which is in the middle of Grant Park and taking Trigonometry at Loyola which is in the middle f Rush Street just down the street from the Armory . All week I went from hippie camp out protests to hungover conventioneers interspersed with the Guard in jeeps with barbed wire on the back cruising near Holy Name Cathedral and north Michigan Ave.
Been there. Done that. Drove my parents nuts especially my father who is an ex Chicago cop. At least one of their friends was hurt in the melee.
Then back to CU for more, but not quite the same.
Grew up with a kid in Park Forest, whose dad was a manager at the Conrad Hilton...He told us about the Weathermen renting a suite, then starting a bonfire on this uber expensive persian rug and dropping paper bags of feces from their window onto the cops.....I handed out literature for Robert Kennedy, that summer...i was 16....Really hurt, when he was killed....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90389 Aug 27, 2013
dahgts wrote:
my expected life span is too short to enumerate all of them.
Another non answer backed up with nothing. Big surprise....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90390 Aug 27, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a classic Russell's Teapot situation.
How do you know there is not an invisible unicorn/dragon hybrid that poops rainbow skittles who lives the center of the earth? Have you actually gone there and looked for it?
If you submit this beast does not exist, I'm asking how you KNOW there is not such an invisible unicorn/dragon hybrid? Do you have a legitimate answer? Or if you disagree, is that just your opinion?
Nice try, buddy, but your line of thinking was discredited long ago by Bertrand Russell (you've probably never heard of him but suffice it to say he was 10000% times more intelligent than you will ever be):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teap...
Nice attempt at deflection (okay, not really). I wasn't asking you to prove God's non-existence, I was asking you to prove what men thought about washing their hands 2000 years ago.

And since you've deflected from the subject so awkwardly, I'll play your little game.

I'm well aware of Bertrand Russell. What I always find ironic about atheists, is they claim their belief requires no proof, but demand believers provide proof for theirs. Isn't that ironic?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#90391 Aug 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, yes, WORLDLY knowledge. Not to be confused with intelligence.
Five hundred years ago, people thought the earth was flat. By your logic, today's third graders have more WORLDLY knowledge than adults from five hundred years ago. So what's your point?
They do have more worldly knowledge! That's why 500 years ago folks were burning witches at the stake and blaming plagues and famines on acts of god. Yet folks like you still choose to live your lives according to their superstitious and supernatural beliefs, without in iota of proof that the invisible man who they believed exists, actually exists!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#90392 Aug 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice attempt at deflection (okay, not really). I wasn't asking you to prove God's non-existence, I was asking you to prove what men thought about washing their hands 2000 years ago.
It's the same flawed logic, asking me to prove the nonexistence of the absurd and submitting that since I can't go back in time and unproven something that is absurd it is reasonable to conclude that the absurd exists. It would be like you submitting than men 2000 years ago knew how to construct Kevlar armor or build the space shuttle, and then when I can't go back in time and prove this, submitting that it's logical to conclude that they actually did know how to construct Kevlar armor and build the space shuttle, even though there is not one iota of proof to support such a ridiculous contention.
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>What I always find ironic about atheists, is they claim their belief requires no proof, but demand believers provide proof for theirs. Isn't that ironic?
You obviously don't understand the point of Russell's teapot, then. The point is, if someone is going to suggest something absurd exists, like an invisible omnipresent being who controls everything that happens on the earth, the burden should be on them to show at the very least a modicum of proof that it exists. To adopt a logic that is contrary to this results in the the situation I proposed, where it suddenly becomes logical to believe there is a unicorn/dragon hybrid in the center of the earth, because after all, you can't prove that there is not!

“Non mollare mai”

Since: Mar 11

Land of Enchantment

#90393 Aug 27, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I respect other people's right to believe what they wish (was out to breakfast on a trip a few weeks ago and one of the guys asked to say a grace before we ate, which was fine with me ... I'm not militant about it), but if folks are going to spout off about how wise they are as believers or project an air of superiority for being "god fearing," I think it's fair game to respond.
Remember this, Sublime? Your words. It goes both ways, and at this point, you are not just responding, you are acting like anyone who believes other than what you do is a complete imbecile.

I believe in God. Can I prove He exists? Nope. Can you prove He doesn't? Nope. So, why the shouting match? It's all a matter of opinion. I no longer ascribe to any specific religion, because I don't believe in what I call "man made" rules. But I still have faith. I might be wrong. You might be wrong. In the end, most religions have one thing in common...love one another. That's not such a bad mantra.
transportation

La Grange, IL

#90394 Aug 27, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Grew up with a kid in Park Forest, whose dad was a manager at the Conrad Hilton...He told us about the Weathermen renting a suite, then starting a bonfire on this uber expensive persian rug and dropping paper bags of feces from their window onto the cops.....I handed out literature for Robert Kennedy, that summer...i was 16....Really hurt, when he was killed....
That was an interesting segway!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#90395 Aug 27, 2013
transportation wrote:
<quoted text>That was an interesting segway!
Yeah,i guess...I'm already on too many combat threads...lol...People get much more brave, than real life...from the safety of their anonymous keyboards...lol...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#90396 Aug 27, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
cannot say this enough. he's so wrong in so many ways.
by the way, thanks for the refresher course about the vietnam war. I was in my 20's and knew it was so wrong. wanted to go downtown during the dnc but had two little ones to deal with.
husband worked there at night so experienced the mayhem.
The 60s man...any ONE of the things that happened during that decade would have been huge, but all of it happening in one 10 year period? Glad I was just a little kid.

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