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#53529 May 27, 2013
Religion is 1% psychological fact, 99% crap.

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#53530 May 27, 2013
Science is about 15 % materialistic fact, 85% crap

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#53531 May 27, 2013
The ideal situation would be a perfect harmonization of instinct, reason and intuition for best results.

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#53532 May 27, 2013
A fact need not be a truth.

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#53533 May 27, 2013
Au revoir.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53534 May 27, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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I had to chase a 40 lb coyote out of my backyard yesterday after dinner. You remember where I live? Its not exactly wooded. Its urban.
Wow - in PA we had groundhogs, possums, even a fox, of course deer, many deer - and here we had a wild turkey the other day.

Small world. My wife read that we shouldn't feed the wild turkey as they attract coyotes, evidently their only natural predator in these parts.

And if we still had a small dog, coyotes would be a bad thing.(We may get a dog again one day....a toy poodle could make a nice snack for a wild dog)
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53535 May 27, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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HughBe--- Are you really saying that Jesus was not born? Prove otherwise.
It is on you to prove he was born and lived and esp that he was the son of your god.

It is not on me to prove a negative.

And, again, your education and thinking come into question.
Voluntarist

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#53536 May 27, 2013
Happy memorial day to all let us all take a moment of silence to remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice for all of you to continue your enslavement.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53537 May 27, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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I like route 8 a lot. I plan on hiking a bunch in Litchfield and E Hartford via that corridor. Despite the local lore about that valley and all the fun we used to make of the people who lived there when I was a kid (hillbillies of CT).
Been reading a great book on CT geology - "The Face of CT". Did you know that you live in the red soil area of CT?(brownstone valleys with basaltic trap rock ridges, formed back in the days of the dinosaurs (Mesozoic) under a tropical climate - just like the Newark basin in NJ)
Never heard of the "hillbillies of CT" - that sounds pretty interesting. Are they still around?

Is the Newark basin related to the Delaware Water Gap? Canoed there as a Boy Scout. Also on the Housatonic in CT. Up north. Went to car races too at Lyme Rock as a teen.

A lot going on for a small state. Much for us to explore after my being away 30+ years.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53538 May 27, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
Hey FR
How do you celebrate Christmas? Do you give presents? Have a tree? Eat a meal with your greater family?
Yes, we do all that and enjoy it very much.

And we have stocking hanging over the fireplace.

And I even go to church from time to time.

Also Christian weddings, funerals, confirmations etc.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53539 May 27, 2013
HughBe wrote:
HughBe--- I am not a Korean. It seems that YOUR greatness resided more in the mind and this was demonstrated in the war with Korea..
Can't win em all.

What is the last war Jamaica won?
HughBe wrote:
HughBe---What would happen is that you will develop a bad technique but although it is bad or not what is regarded as best practice it could still be effective..
Moron.

Who can't admit when he was wrong.

Not a gentleman but a very small, petty person.

I'm disappointed in you.
HughBe wrote:
Former--We know the cars are made by humans. We agreed on that, right?
HughBe--- I accept but I don't know. As far as I am concerned cars could be made by Martians. I have no EVIDENCE of the makers..
Thank you for showing me inside the mind of a truly muddled, confused thinker.

One of many who believes in fantasies and builds his whole way of life around them.

I believe it would suck to be you. At least for me it would.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53540 May 27, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Excellent. Where did you move to?
Cheshire.

Nice quiet town.(Home invasion of a few years back notwithstanding.)

We back up on some woods.

Only an hour from mom's now vs 2 1/2 when we lived in PA.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#53541 May 28, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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Simplifying, Christians who celebrate Christmas do so because they are celebrating a REAL EVENT and not an imaginary events as in the case of Purim.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm
Cult of Reason wrote:
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I can answer YES to all of that.
In addition, I've been known to frequent churches as well.
And yet, I'm an atheist.
A secular Christian is one who par takes in Christian traditions for, well, traditions sake, without the underlying belief system, but I suspect Huggy knew that but chose to ignore it as it doesn't jive with his narrative.
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Yes, we do all that and enjoy it very much.
And we have stocking hanging over the fireplace.
And I even go to church from time to time.
Also Christian weddings, funerals, confirmations etc.
As you can see, you dont have to BELIEVE in the in history of the holiday in order to celebrate it meaningfully.

Whether or not these fine young men here are secular, atheist, or agnostic is not the point (I also know MANY self identified religious Christians who also dont believe the nonsense of the history).

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However, if you are interested in promoting your side point, by YOUR rules, I would label these fine young men as ethnically Christian but religiously not.

And by your SAME rules (regardless of whether I believe in these rules or not - which I don't), I would declare, that these fine young men also demonstrate that Christianity is OBVIOUSLY NOT the ONLY religion of the Christians, that there are Atheist Christians Agnostic Christians, etc etc etc....

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#53542 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
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Never heard of the "hillbillies of CT" - that sounds pretty interesting. Are they still around?
Is the Newark basin related to the Delaware Water Gap? Canoed there as a Boy Scout. Also on the Housatonic in CT. Up north. Went to car races too at Lyme Rock as a teen.
A lot going on for a small state. Much for us to explore after my being away 30+ years.
Newark Basin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newark_Basin

The same geology underlies the I91 corridor, where you live. Red valley soils punctuated by trap rock Basaltic (volcanic) ridgelines. Compare your soil with the soil at your Moms, Sis, and Bro. 100% different in color.

Upper Housatonic valley is cut into Marble deposits - remnant of old sea millions of years ago on edge of original North American continent, before all the continents merged together as Pangaea

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#53543 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
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Wow - in PA we had groundhogs, possums, even a fox, of course deer, many deer - and here we had a wild turkey the other day.
Small world. My wife read that we shouldn't feed the wild turkey as they attract coyotes, evidently their only natural predator in these parts.
And if we still had a small dog, coyotes would be a bad thing.(We may get a dog again one day....a toy poodle could make a nice snack for a wild dog)
Where you live now you have bobcats, bears, and every few years a stray moose. Up on the ridges you have the last real habitat for Copperheads in CT (yes there are there - no I havent seen them).

You also have a rare salamander or newt that only lives on the ridges (I forget the name)

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#53544 May 28, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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There was an article in the paper about it a few months ago. If I recall correctly, you have a pit bull, right? I'm pretty sure he can defend himself (and you) if push comes to shove.
Thanks.

I think the area they are referring to is a block east of the dealership - Rosa Hartman park on the border.

You think my pit bull can defend itself? lol. Obviously you never met my couch potato pit bull. She has been in 2 fights in her life - both time attacked in a public park. Once by a Golden retriever, once by a Pekingese. BOTH times myself or my wife had to pick her up in the middle of the fray and carry her away so she couldnt get hurt.

A few years ago I was walking with her in a small pocket park of woods in a Boston -(not too far from where the bomber was caught) and we got stalked by a coyote. That scared the crap out of me. I had to pick her up and walk out of the woods with her in my arms. Since then I never leave her out of my sight in the woods anywhere.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53545 May 28, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Newark Basin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newark_Basin
The same geology underlies the I91 corridor, where you live. Red valley soils punctuated by trap rock Basaltic (volcanic) ridgelines. Compare your soil with the soil at your Moms, Sis, and Bro. 100% different in color.
Upper Housatonic valley is cut into Marble deposits - remnant of old sea millions of years ago on edge of original North American continent, before all the continents merged together as Pangaea
The wife says she has noticed something different about the soil here, from gardening, planting already. She said it seems more clay-like.

She wants to know what implications this might have for planting etc.

And I want to know about the hillbillies!
former res

Cheshire, CT

#53546 May 28, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Where you live now you have bobcats, bears, and every few years a stray moose. Up on the ridges you have the last real habitat for Copperheads in CT (yes there are there - no I havent seen them).
You also have a rare salamander or newt that only lives on the ridges (I forget the name)
I bet a bobcat could be a menace to little dog as well. Not to mention what a bear could do, even to a pitbull. Never thought about snakes - good to know.

We're one climate cooler here than we were in PA. Which feels great to me.

Someone told me however that north of the Merrit is hotter and drier in the summer and colder in the winter.

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#53547 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
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And I want to know about the hillbillies!
The hillbillies live in the Naugatuck valley (known locally as the "valley", but dont confuse that with the CT River (I91) valley where you live in (and dont confuse that with the fact that the CT river actually veers east and out of the I91 valley somewhere south of Hartford so the CT river valley in CT no longer has the CT river).

These days there a lot of people living in the "valley" that are transplants from Fairfield County who realized the good land deals and still commute my way.

But there are still natives around as well.

The "Valley" is basically Waterbury (or above?) down to Shelton. Stratford is technically in the valley but the people are different since it is coastal. No hillbillies but there are strange creatures in the forest in Stratford and Shelton called Melonheads.

Check out the valley towns. Seymour is known for their antiques and their casket factory.

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#53548 May 28, 2013
former res wrote:
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I bet a bobcat could be a menace to little dog as well. Not to mention what a bear could do, even to a pitbull. Never thought about snakes - good to know.
We're one climate cooler here than we were in PA. Which feels great to me.
Someone told me however that north of the Merrit is hotter and drier in the summer and colder in the winter.
I think that is true (the hotter and drier). I go up to Ridgefield a lot to work and the air seems hotter and more stagnant. Below RT 15, we have more coastal air patterns.

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