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“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#54960 Jun 14, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Based on my GRE scores, looks like I qualify. However...
"...I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER" [Groucho Marx]
Huh. It didnt even occur to me to see if I qualified. Shows my interest in these types of things.

I appear to qualify on the basis of SAT. I have no clue what my GREs were.

I dont know anything about this group - but it appears it is for those with a lot of time on their hands. I would think most people who are engrossed in a profession would have enough social intellectual stimulation to deal with, without having to look for more. I have a hard time just keeping up with the Continuing Ed requirements of the several certifications I have.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#54961 Jun 14, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
Based on my GRE scores, looks like I qualify. However...
"...I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER" [Groucho Marx]
I would add that getting 1250 on the SATs (in my years) is not that uncommon. I always thought of Mensa as being more elite.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#54962 Jun 14, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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The exchange of highly intellectual ideas on projects/researches, works, lectures, social problems etc.
What I've always heard about MENSA is that they're a bunch of egotistical nerds. Not a particularly social or interesting group of people. So while I am sure some what you say does go on, I'm not sure how much. I think most of them probably belong just so they can say so.

Speaking of which, my graduate school admissions test (Miller Analogies) qualified me to join. Same with my wife. We had no interest in joining.(I had no idea but a friend of mine pointed this out so I checked their website and our scores - just for fun.)
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Apparently your brain is not fully damaged as seems
I'm gratified for your kind words.

Enjoyed also our full-day tour of the Vatican/Museum etc. I also like the way the way people there do not go out to dinner until 9 or 10 at night. Here it's more like 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#54963 Jun 14, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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The question I posed has nothing to do with this response.
Sure it does.

Why do I need to participate in a religion (or any other activity) in order to know what the central beliefs are??

I know what Republicans believe and but I'm not one.

I know the basic beliefs of Christians are but I'm agnostic.

Being raised Catholic no doubt helps a bit.

You though it ironic that a "nonbeliever" was correcting the record re Christianity.

Why?
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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The duration of an incorrect edit lasts as long as how deep is the knowledge of the mass. It can be in minutes as well as in years.
Knowledge does not initiate corrections to the online encyclopedia - vigilance does. An active group of volunteer contributors and editors.

Wikipedia is a useful tool full of useful information.

Any encyclopedia is only a secondary or tertiary source of information. An aggregator if you will.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#54964 Jun 14, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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http://www.us.mensa.org/AML/...
What are some of the tests accepted for admission into American Mensa?
We accept approximately 200 different test scores for Mensa membership. We do not accept tests of achievement, such as the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the California Tests of Basic Skills. Generally, we accept tests that measure aptitude or ability. Since this list is constantly changing as more tests are developed and reviewed, we do not have a complete list available. If your test is not listed, please contact Testing and Admissions.
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"We do not accept tests of achievement.."
That would make sense.

I would see intelligence more about aptitude than achievement.(The ability to learn not the learned material itself.)

I did misspeak. And I knew better because I knew they accepted the Miller Analogies test - the one I took to get into grad school.

A very odd test indeed.

And obviously they accept IQ tests.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#54965 Jun 14, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Based on my GRE scores, looks like I qualify. However...
"...I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER" [Groucho Marx]
Congrats! and I agree!

The NRA sent me a membership card with a bill. I'm keeping the card so (like Michael Moore) I can call myself a card-carrying member but no way I'm sending them a dime.

They must have gotten my info from Cabela's, where I bought a few gun-related items.

Since: Aug 11

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#54966 Jun 14, 2013
former res wrote:
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Congrats! and I agree!
The NRA sent me a membership card with a bill. I'm keeping the card so (like Michael Moore) I can call myself a card-carrying member but no way I'm sending them a dime.
They must have gotten my info from Cabela's, where I bought a few gun-related items.
The same guys that are overly paranoid about a gun registry are collecting data from third parties about who might own guns and might want to be members. Now that's irony.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#54967 Jun 14, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Huh. It didnt even occur to me to see if I qualified. Shows my interest in these types of things.
I appear to qualify on the basis of SAT. I have no clue what my GREs were.
I dont know anything about this group - but it appears it is for those with a lot of time on their hands. I would think most people who are engrossed in a profession would have enough social intellectual stimulation to deal with, without having to look for more. I have a hard time just keeping up with the Continuing Ed requirements of the several certifications I have.
Brilliant people like us just naturally flock together. This is what I was saying to our Mediterranean friend.(We don't need a club, we have Topix.)

But I agree. Joining a club just so you can all say you're smart doesn't mean much or say much.

Growing up in G'ch, I've hung around with enough smartasses to last me a lifetime.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#54968 Jun 14, 2013
former res wrote:
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Sure it does.
Why do I need to participate in a religion (or any other activity) in order to know what the central beliefs are??
I know what Republicans believe and but I'm not one.
I know the basic beliefs of Christians are but I'm agnostic.
Being raised Catholic no doubt helps a bit.
You though it ironic that a "nonbeliever" was correcting the record re Christianity.
Why?
.
I dont get how he can argue on one hand that you as a nonpracticing or non Christian CAN NOT explain the Christian religion properly...and on the other hand how he, as a non-Jew CAN "explain" the Jewish religion.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#54969 Jun 14, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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The same guys that are overly paranoid about a gun registry are collecting data from third parties about who might own guns and might want to be members. Now that's irony.
And their most outspoken congressional leader/pawns are also the most outspoken IN DEFENSE of NSA tracking databases (which include ALL citizens).

Apparently databases are OK, as long as they say they are.

Since: Aug 11

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#54970 Jun 14, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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And their most outspoken congressional leader/pawns are also the most outspoken IN DEFENSE of NSA tracking databases (which include ALL citizens).
Apparently databases are OK, as long as they say they are.
It all becomes clear when you realize in the minds of conservatives, the second amendment is absolutely immutable, while all other amendments are merely "suggestions".

Since: Aug 11

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#54971 Jun 14, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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I dont get how he can argue on one hand that you as a nonpracticing or non Christian CAN NOT explain the Christian religion properly...and on the other hand how he, as a non-Jew CAN "explain" the Jewish religion.
Argumentative just for the sake of being argumentative. I said it before, and I'll say it again - Obvious troll is obvious.
Voluntarist

United States

#54972 Jun 14, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Do you deny exhibiting many of the qualities I listed out of someone who suffers from paranoid personality disorder?
Not one on the list would describe me.
Voluntarist

United States

#54974 Jun 14, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Huh. It didnt even occur to me to see if I qualified. Shows my interest in these types of things.
I appear to qualify on the basis of SAT. I have no clue what my GREs were.
I dont know anything about this group - but it appears it is for those with a lot of time on their hands. I would think most people who are engrossed in a profession would have enough social intellectual stimulation to deal with, without having to look for more. I have a hard time just keeping up with the Continuing Ed requirements of the several certifications I have.
I know a schizophrenic that is a member, you should join you will be amongst like minded people.
Voluntarist

United States

#54975 Jun 14, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
What I've always heard about MENSA is that they're a bunch of egotistical nerds. Not a particularly social or interesting group of people. So while I am sure some what you say does go on, I'm not sure how much. I think most of them probably belong just so they can say so.
Speaking of which, my graduate school admissions test (Miller Analogies) qualified me to join. Same with my wife. We had no interest in joining.(I had no idea but a friend of mine pointed this out so I checked their website and our scores - just for fun.)
<quoted text>
I'm gratified for your kind words.
Enjoyed also our full-day tour of the Vatican/Museum etc. I also like the way the way people there do not go out to dinner until 9 or 10 at night. Here it's more like 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
You are qualified for mensa and you cant even figure out how to hook your smart tv on wifi?
Voluntarist

United States

#54976 Jun 14, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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The same guys that are overly paranoid about a gun registry are collecting data from third parties about who might own guns and might want to be members. Now that's irony.
Overly paranoid?

What happens after gun registration in a dictatorial regime?
yehoshooah adam

Anonymous Proxy

#54977 Jun 14, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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He is not Christian. He has his own religion altogether. Also, halachically, he actually may be Jewish (parents were survivors).
rabbee: i do not know, who my parents or true family are for sure. they apparently did not, survive the war. as far as i know, i could have been found floating in the danube. or whether i ever had, any parents on earth at all. i don't seem to remember a lot, at that point in time.

if my surrogate mother, lied to me all my life. how can i trust what she said, just before she died about some jewish family and some ate off mad man? and not even tell me, or know what their names were.

so nobody on earth can prove to me i am, or was one of those disloyal jews to G-D here in TheTorah. and just because TheG-D WHO only visits jewish boys, came to visit with me is not sufficient proof either. it is still all, only circumstantial. i am not about to blow smoke, into my own not smoking gun.

and as for the alleged religion, it is not my idea of a religion for me. this is all G-D'S fault, WHO shanghaied me into this. i was minding my own business, in the ghetto's of st Louis, and having a great day, till G-D interrupted me with all of this.
yehoshooah adam

Anonymous Proxy

#54978 Jun 14, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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A subcontract is part of the whole, you ding dong.
rabbee: yes but it is still, not the whole. but is a method of possibly leaving you in the hole, should something go wrong. all for one, unless something goes terribly wrong.

and the governments liability is diminished, as long as they isolate themselves with sufficient contractors and subcontractors with plausible denial.

you can't sue, the federal government without their permission. but no such equal protection under the law, is given to contractors or subcontractors.

the greater the danger the more the federal government, will distance themselves with contractors and subcontractors. in order to avoid, as much direct responsibility as possible.
yehoshooah adam

Anonymous Proxy

#54979 Jun 14, 2013
Rick Moss wrote:
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I lost track -- do demi-gods count?
rabbee: well at last count, there were about 7 billion of them claiming to all be the truth.
yehoshooah adam

Anonymous Proxy

#54980 Jun 14, 2013
Rick Moss wrote:
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If I had a dime for every missionary who claimed their parents / grandparents / aunt-uncle / close friend ... were survivors ... I'd have a lot of dimes.
rabbee: well you can subtract, my dime from that. because i am not about, to make and uncertain claim.

first of all i reject, the idea of being a jew. i have no proof, of who my real family is. and jews were not the only group, that had survivors or non-survivors during the war. and Noach and Avraham were not jews, when G-D came to visit with them.

ok so i can't explain how, Adam 2000 years ago was an alleged jew. and i don't want, to be one now. cause being an alleged, jew then did not prevent G-D, from having Adam put to death. so THEY, could rip Him apart, and make a woman out of Him.

when it does not sound like, a proper anesthetic and medical procedure to me. when G-D'S version of this, is no where like the way the world is lying about it. i am surprised it did not take me, even longer than this to figure it out even with G-D'S Help.

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