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Sep 19, 2013
 

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Now that I have had time ocalm down and think about yesterday's embarrassent, my conclusion is that the loal undercover cop was the one who was driving like a bat out of hell, not me.
She pulled a you turn an came after me like there was no tomorrow.
I'll pay their fine and remember a valuable lesson.

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Sep 19, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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The Pope has announced that religion should not interfere in the life of gays and lesbians
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/19/pope...
Wow. That's a big statement. Can't wait to hear the backlash on this one. There will probably be people very annoyed that it doesn't go far enough (as in that the church should embrace gays and lesbians as children of god). Then there will be the group that is made at the pope for extending out any sort of olive branch.

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loose cannon wrote:
She pulled a you turn an came after me like there was no tomorrow.
I'll pay their fine and remember a valuable lesson.
To pee before you leave?

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#91714
Sep 19, 2013
 
Yeah, this pope isn't so bad!

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That was an illegal U-Turn that wench made.
She did not turn on her emergency lights until she was at my neighbors house, but I saw her closing in fast on me.
Screw them. I will bide my time.

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Sep 19, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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Wow. That's a big statement. Can't wait to hear the backlash on this one. There will probably be people very annoyed that it doesn't go far enough (as in that the church should embrace gays and lesbians as children of god). Then there will be the group that is made at the pope for extending out any sort of olive branch.
I think he sounds wonderful! Baby steps!

Toj

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Sep 19, 2013
 
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I think he sounds wonderful! Baby steps!
Agree. I am amazed -- baby steps is all you can hope for, really.

I am ready for the aftermath is all. You know there will be some.

Toj

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I like how open he is and how welcoming he is. That has been missing from the Catholic Church for a very long time.

From the interview -- it's a quote from the Pope in the first paragraph:

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality,” he told Father Spadaro.“I replied with another question:‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.”

The interview also serves to present the pope as a human being, who loves Mozart and Dostoevsky and his grandmother, and whose favorite film is Fellini’s “La Strada.”

The 12,000-word interview ranges widely, and may confirm what many Catholics already suspected: that the chameleon-like Francis bears little resemblance to those on the church’s theological or political right wing. He said some people had assumed he was an “ultraconservative” because of his reputation when he served as the superior of his Jesuit province in Argentina. He pointed out that he was made superior at the “crazy” young age of 36, and that his leadership style was too authoritarian.

“But I have never been a right-winger,” he said.“It was my authoritarian way of making decisions that created problems.”

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As I said earlier, I live on a fairly busy 4-lane boulevard, but the speed limit is only 30.
It's a main thoroughfare on the East side of town, so the police use it as a main artery to get from point A to point B when they are responding to a call.
So yeah, they're whippin' by my house every day.
They really drive with the pedal to the metal, and not always with their lights on.
I know there are places they have to get to in a hurry-up fashion, but sometimes I worry about the innocent bystanders who get in their path.

The amount of litter that lands in my yard is truly disgusting too.
It's mostly cigarette butts and there's new garbage to be picked up every day.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

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Not to speed?
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I'll pay their fine and remember a valuable lesson.

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Sep 19, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
I like how open he is and how welcoming he is. That has been missing from the Catholic Church for a very long time.
From the interview -- it's a quote from the Pope in the first paragraph:
“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality,” he told Father Spadaro.“I replied with another question:‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.”
The interview also serves to present the pope as a human being, who loves Mozart and Dostoevsky and his grandmother, and whose favorite film is Fellini’s “La Strada.”
The 12,000-word interview ranges widely, and may confirm what many Catholics already suspected: that the chameleon-like Francis bears little resemblance to those on the church’s theological or political right wing. He said some people had assumed he was an “ultraconservative” because of his reputation when he served as the superior of his Jesuit province in Argentina. He pointed out that he was made superior at the “crazy” young age of 36, and that his leadership style was too authoritarian.
“But I have never been a right-winger,” he said.“It was my authoritarian way of making decisions that created problems.”
And the men who chose him to be pope surely had to know he was like this. So it sounds like at least some of the guys running the show were ready for the church's attitude to be changed somewhat.

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Sep 19, 2013
 

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Religion has no place in marriage anyway!

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I bet you were a conjoined twin, and when you two got separated, she got all the brains.
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Religion has no place in marriage anyway!

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edogxxx wrote:
Religion has no place in marriage anyway!
It has no place in EVERY marriage. Only in those where the people choose to be religious.

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Sep 19, 2013
 
This week's Dear Prudence column:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...

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Sep 19, 2013
 
L1: I had a very similar childhood. My parents moved rather than let schools put me into their gifted programs (which would have required extensive busing and long days away from home). Every kid's IQ is tested in school -- 2 or 3 times -- but parents aren't told because they generally don't know how to use that information correctly.

Ignore the "genius" label -- it's essentially meaningless. What really matters is getting along with people, studying to get good grades (i.e., doing the work), creating good study habits that will serve her later when academics get tougher.

And Idon't think this is something that gets shared with extended family.

L2: I don't think it's your job/place/responsibility to do anything re: Paul. Be a groomsman, slap a smile on your face, and just do what your brother wants.

L3: Geez, dude, you didn't rape her. And if she didn't want your
elbow caressing her boob, she could have moved away. Maybe you're bored in your relationship, I dunno.

L4: I don't care.

Toj

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#91727
Sep 19, 2013
 
Prudie

L1: Talk to your husband, tell him what your fears are and then both of you map out a plan for your daughter.

L2: What Red said. It's his wedding. Being in the wedding is not a statement about the people in it and neither is declining to be in it.

L3: What Red said again. Has anyone here experience this?

L4: Forget your boss' fumbling. I like the idea of getting your own birthday cake. Or don't. You can't orchestrate other people's actions. You can try, but it rarely works.

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#91728
Sep 19, 2013
 
Hi guys! Looks like I missed a couple of solid debates. I'm mad busy at work and my connectivity issue with the weird format still going on so it's hard to skim this site these days.

Only a little over a month until go-live! Then I should be back here full swing.

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loose cannon wrote:
As I said earlier, I live on a fairly busy 4-lane boulevard, but the speed limit is only 30.
It's a main thoroughfare on the East side of town, so the police use it as a main artery to get from point A to point B when they are responding to a call.
So yeah, they're whippin' by my house every day.
They really drive with the pedal to the metal, and not always with their lights on.
I know there are places they have to get to in a hurry-up fashion, but sometimes I worry about the innocent bystanders who get in their path.
So you're worried about safety when the cops speed, but when you have to pee...not so much.
loose cannon wrote:
The amount of litter that lands in my yard is truly disgusting too.
It's mostly cigarette butts and there's new garbage to be picked up every day.
So what are you saying? Cips should not be ticketing speeders on you street, but should be keeping the trash out of your yard?

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Wont it be a relief when work stops interfering with Topix! Tonka is gonna envy you.
j_m_w wrote:
Hi guys! Looks like I missed a couple of solid debates. I'm mad busy at work and my connectivity issue with the weird format still going on so it's hard to skim this site these days.
Only a little over a month until go-live! Then I should be back here full swing.

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