“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164412 Jul 5, 2013
Rudyard Kiplingesque wrote:
'By my own criteria'? All I've done is speak of what I witness, what I hear coming out of christian mouths, and the actions, or lack of by christians who claim to be 'righteous'.
I've traveled the west coast for thirty years, and of all the christians I've met, only Two were anything like the bible's description of you guys. Both men, one trucker and one guy going to Aspen to ride his snow mobile. Each spoke of his life before christ, and how it changed after, each said that they wouldn't be where they were now (then) and that they were immensely happy. Neither told me how I should live, or that I should become, like them. They spoke kindly and dropped me at good places to hitch hike from, and I think I'll remember both of them the rest of my life.
The rest of y'all, at least the ones I have met, judged me as 'bad' because I didn't have a job, didn't go to church, and didn't drop down and kiss their christian ass for giving me a ride.
Now some are thinking that I must be a bad person because I hitch hike. Well, I've hitch hiked over three hundred thousand miles, and of the hundreds and hundreds of rides I've gotten, all but a very few were happy to have met me. I'm well-read, up on current events, can carry a conversation, if only to keep the driver awake until he gets where he is going, and I have a wild sense of humor. I can tell stories for hours about my life, what happened during other trips, my childhood, and a bunch of other things. I'm only 'not nice' when some uptight christian thinks they can 'get my goat' and tries to be funny while doing so. It's then when everybody knows what I mean when I say I'm an asshole. I pull no punches, and I don't apologise when someone else starts the fight.Win, lose, or draw. ya takes yer lumps.
Character assassination only works when a body feels that they have something to 'protect' I don't care what anyone thinks of me. I've already been stomped into the ground by christians, and know every one of their dirty tricks, and they don't work anymore. Oh, this started on one of my posts, sure. But I didn't mention any names, just said everybody was constipated because of the previous argument. pernie began with the calling me a piece of shit. she can deny it all she wants, but her post shows exactly what she meant. then that pussy bobin had to chime in, and here we are. Wanna fight? Lets go.
I'll move when you move.
You have a whole lot of self esteem issues going there. Only you can fix that one. Topix is not the place. So you hitchhike. Big fat woop. No one is judging you for hitchhiking or for not going to church. I don't care how you live your life. I will respond to your posts and if they are rude then it's coming right back at you.
This is not a mental health facility and it is not a Christian thread. And I will tell you now, if you can't figure it out, sympathy is not one of my greatest strengths.
You want to use people's religion in your favor so you can punch and not get punched back. Well, I won't be guilted by you as to how to live my "religion". Life is hard on everybody. My life is hard and has been hard. Not going to whine about it. No one wants to hear my sob story or about who has judged me and why, and I am full well aware of it. That's why I have friends to give me counsel.
I feel bad for you but I have found that sympathy doesn't seem to help anybody. It only gives them permission to continue on the path of misery they have chosen.
Live your life, don't expect me to applaud and don't expect me to condemn. And if I don't like you, it is not because of how you live your life, it is because you are annoying.

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164414 Jul 5, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever heard this one, Pernie? I don't remember where I first heard it myself.
"I killed 'im 'cause he needed killin'."
Sounds straight out of "Silverado" or "Gunfight at the OK Corral," doesn't it??
It does!
Or that part from True Lies:

Helen: "Have you ever killed anyone?"
Harry: "Yeah, but they were all bad."

Here's one that fits both of those quotes:

A jealous husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife's fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission.
Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present.
Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all five fingers. One of his relatives then threw Ms Akhter's fingers in the dustbin to ensure doctors could not reattach them.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20754...
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“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164415 Jul 5, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah.
Nobody should apologize for George Soros.
Catcher greatly admires the man.
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/george-sor...

KROFT:(Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that's when my character was made.

KROFT: In what way?

Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and–and anticipate events and when–when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a–a very personal experience of evil.

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that's–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't–you don't see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

Mr. SOROS: No.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#164416 Jul 5, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah.
Nobody should apologize for George Soros.
Catcher greatly admires the man.
<Possible dup>
And you are another one who simply can't resist this thread of "troglodytes".

By your repeated claims: a graduate of a prestigious law school, accomplished attorney, world traveler, generous philanthropist & contributor, a regular "bon vivant".

Yet you feel compelled to repeatedly lower yourself to posting in this thread, often. What could you possibly hope to accomplish?

Do you think others find your clever one-liners amusing? Or that you hope to teach someone something using your vast knowledge exceptional IQ, and irresistible personality?

Newsflash Mr Toad. Out of the regular, semi-regular, visitors, drive-by Bush bashers, newbies, & trolls, you fare somewhere between newbies & trolls on the respect-o-meter.

George Soros is a rat bastard, along with anyone who "admires" him. Much like Sean Penn,(and other celebs) who cozied up to
commie dictators such as Castro and Hugo Chavez, you are nothing more than an anti-American zealot.

Yer lucky to be living in a country that allows you to have such freedoms (for now). Noting you sure don't seem to be very busy for an accomplished attorney.

BTW, it wasn't an "apology for Soros".

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164417 Jul 5, 2013
We are having one heck of an economic recover under our current President.

only 47% of Americans have a full-time job and those who don't are finding it increasingly out of reach.
Of the 144 million Americans employed last month, only 116 million were working full-time. Friday's report showed that 58.7% of the civilian adult population of 245 million was working last month. Only 47% of Americans, however, had a full-time job.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#164418 Jul 5, 2013
Rudyard Kiplingesque wrote:
The only Judgement I made in my last post was that 'pernie' was a christian. The rest was observation.
I still don't see how calling someone a piece of shit is humorous. Must be a christian thing.

Blow it out your texas hole, bobin. Your momma did it with you.

No Bobbi, I was not drunk, just making an observation of christian mores. I said MOST christians. Didn't mean you, but that's slicing it fine, so I understand your feelings on the subject.
You think so? I was honestly hoping you'd say you HAD been drinking, because then I could have found some excuse for those posts.

Blackheart, I know you were very deeply hurt by religious people when you were younger, but (understandably) you don't distinguish between the LDS and MAINSTREAM Christians and Christianity. They are NOT the same, not the people and certainly not the theology.

But that's really beside the point. You DID begin the shit thing. Pernie, in her post, was simply following your lead, and she did it in a way which was both humorous AND a lot more graceful than yours. And that's not even mentioning the fact that that entire post read like you were just waiting for an excuse to bash Christians. Frankly, I was very hurt. In case you hadn't heard, Blackheart, even we Christians, flawed, imperfect, sometimes very un-Christlike as we all are--we DO have feelings.

I'm NOT trying to proselytize here, Blackheart, but rest assured there's not a Christian out there who has never had a deeply wounding experience at church and/or from people at the church, and that includes both myself and my husband.** Believe me, we know what it is to be hurt by people of faith whom we looked up to and thought we could trust. As I said, we do have feelings. So please bear that in mind the next time you feel like denigrating the Christians on this thread, and DON'T blame Christ for the imperfections and sins of Christians. We love Christ and we go to church because we KNOW we're sinners and we need His help to do better.

**Around a year ago, the deacon at our church, during a Bible study, asked if anyone was present who had never been hurt by a church or people at church, to raise their hands. Among about two dozen people there, not a single hand was raised.
lisw

Sardinia, OH

#164419 Jul 5, 2013
Pernrider wrote:
<quoted text>
You have a whole lot of self esteem issues going there. Only you can fix that one. Topix is not the place. So you hitchhike. Big fat woop. No one is judging you for hitchhiking or for not going to church. I don't care how you live your life. I will respond to your posts and if they are rude then it's coming right back at you.
This is not a mental health facility and it is not a Christian thread. And I will tell you now, if you can't figure it out, sympathy is not one of my greatest strengths.
You want to use people's religion in your favor so you can punch and not get punched back. Well, I won't be guilted by you as to how to live my "religion". Life is hard on everybody. My life is hard and has been hard. Not going to whine about it. No one wants to hear my sob story or about who has judged me and why, and I am full well aware of it. That's why I have friends to give me counsel.
I feel bad for you but I have found that sympathy doesn't seem to help anybody. It only gives them permission to continue on the path of misery they have chosen.
Live your life, don't expect me to applaud and don't expect me to condemn. And if I don't like you, it is not because of how you live your life, it is because you are annoying.
I don't have much time to write in here this weekend, but have been skimming the posts before I pass out (from being tired, not drinking :))but I feel the need to address the recent exchange between you a Rudyard (Blackheart) if you knew him from when he first came here, Pern you'd know he's crusty, but also has a heart of gold (contrary to his former moniker Blackheart. I thought it all started as a joke and you joked back and then it just seemed to get out of hand. I hope you both can step back and take a deep breath and try again. I like having you post here, Pern and sure don't want Blackheart to stop.

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#164420 Jul 5, 2013
Pernrider wrote:
<quoted text>
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/george-sor...
KROFT:(Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that's when my character was made.
KROFT: In what way?
Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and–and anticipate events and when–when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a–a very personal experience of evil.

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that's–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't–you don't see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
Boy, does THIS explain a lot :s The man has had no conscience since at least the age of fourteen. Maybe he never had one at all--some people don't. Either way, thanks for posting this, Pernie. It more or less confirms something I've long suspected.

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#164421 Jul 5, 2013
lisw wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have much time to write in here this weekend, but have been skimming the posts before I pass out (from being tired, not drinking :))but I feel the need to address the recent exchange between you a Rudyard (Blackheart) if you knew him from when he first came here, Pern you'd know he's crusty, but also has a heart of gold (contrary to his former moniker Blackheart. I thought it all started as a joke and you joked back and then it just seemed to get out of hand. I hope you both can step back and take a deep breath and try again. I like having you post here, Pern and sure don't want Blackheart to stop.
Amen :)

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164422 Jul 5, 2013
lisw wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have much time to write in here this weekend, but have been skimming the posts before I pass out (from being tired, not drinking :))but I feel the need to address the recent exchange between you a Rudyard (Blackheart) if you knew him from when he first came here, Pern you'd know he's crusty, but also has a heart of gold (contrary to his former moniker Blackheart. I thought it all started as a joke and you joked back and then it just seemed to get out of hand. I hope you both can step back and take a deep breath and try again. I like having you post here, Pern and sure don't want Blackheart to stop.
Thanks Lisw. I am not mad. Just stating my position. I also don't hold grudges I just learn to ignore certain posters once it gets to a certain point of no return. We are far from that point. I know he's not all bad.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#164423 Jul 5, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
It's NOT rat-infested. They're just MICE.
Umm no, pretty sure they're RATS! Some black, some gray,'bout
the size of a Capybara. I'd say avg weight was 125lbs, red eyes,
sharp buck teeth, 2' tails, and the worst part is they won't let me sit in on their dang POKER games. They don't bluff easy, but I think I can take 'em.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#164424 Jul 5, 2013
lisw wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have much time to write in here this weekend, but have been skimming the posts before I pass out (from being tired, not drinking :))but I feel the need to address the recent exchange between you a Rudyard (Blackheart) if you knew him from when he first came here, Pern you'd know he's crusty, but also has a heart of gold (contrary to his former moniker Blackheart. I thought it all started as a joke and you joked back and then it just seemed to get out of hand. I hope you both can step back and take a deep breath and try again. I like having you post here, Pern and sure don't want Blackheart to stop.
My timin' is usually off, but your's is right on the mark. Good post, Lis.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#164427 Jul 6, 2013
Pernrider wrote:
<quoted text>
What I was hoping you'd clear up for me is this
Why would God kill firefighters in Arizona to punish the people of Colorado Springs?
Was it that you fid not realize the Prescott fire was not in Colorado?
As I recall, miner is severely "geography challenged".

Since: Sep 10

United States

#164428 Jul 6, 2013
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
<Possible dup>
And you are another one who simply can't resist this thread of "troglodytes".
By your repeated claims: a graduate of a prestigious law school, accomplished attorney, world traveler, generous philanthropist & contributor, a regular "bon vivant".
Yet you feel compelled to repeatedly lower yourself to posting in this thread, often. What could you possibly hope to accomplish?
Do you think others find your clever one-liners amusing? Or that you hope to teach someone something using your vast knowledge exceptional IQ, and irresistible personality?
Newsflash Mr Toad. Out of the regular, semi-regular, visitors, drive-by Bush bashers, newbies, & trolls, you fare somewhere between newbies & trolls on the respect-o-meter.
George Soros is a rat bastard, along with anyone who "admires" him. Much like Sean Penn,(and other celebs) who cozied up to
commie dictators such as Castro and Hugo Chavez, you are nothing more than an anti-American zealot.
Yer lucky to be living in a country that allows you to have such freedoms (for now). Noting you sure don't seem to be very busy for an accomplished attorney.
BTW, it wasn't an "apology for Soros".
Bon Vivant--I like it.

Mr. Toad--not so much.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#164429 Jul 6, 2013
nrew
miner49er

Rupert, WV

#164431 Jul 6, 2013
"I did not then nor have I EVER said that liberals are traitors. I said SOROS is, and I stand by that."

Still no specific action you can cite to show his treasonous conduct?

Remember, treason doesn't include being frightened into submission as a child (Just like Pope Benedict who was in the Hitler Youth at 17).

Now, to my original post about Swanson and Buehner:

"For the purposes of this question, the hypothetical daughter is UNDER 18."

Robbie, you're trying to change the issue.
The conservative christian broadcaster didn't specify children, he was speaking of any unmarried woman.

Of course chlidren are another issue. My daughter is long raised, but I do think parents have a primary right to raise their children.

BUT... Children should also have the right to private, confidential access to licensed professional counselers.

No one loses their Constitution right to privacy just because they're under 18.

No Roberta, the problem is Buehner's statement:

"What that means is that a father who has a daughter, she’s not free, she doesn’t have the feminist independence that we hear so much about to make contracts, to buy drugs, to engage in activities without the father’s consent."

He said "she doesn’t have the feminist independence that we hear so much about to make contracts", he ain't talkin' about a 12 year old, he's talking about unmarried adult women.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#164432 Jul 6, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
GET THIS STRAIGHT.
I NEVER SAID ANYTHING, ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT "LIBERALS MANIPULATING THE SYSTEM." I ONLY TALKED ABOUT SOROS.
And it's not a question of my being "loyal" to anyone here. I can assure you that had any of the above gone as far out of line as you have over the last week, I'd be chewing THEM out, too. I am in fact catching up on some overdue business even as we speak.
Do you really think yelling is going to accomplish anything other than making you look foolish?

It certainly isn't going to cause me to apologize for something I didn't do, any more than "Pernie" will apologize for calling BlackHeart a turd.

'liberals manipulating the system' was MY turn of phrase - and I attributed it to 'some of us'....not to 'Roberta G.'

Don't take yourself so seriously - you'll live longer.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#164433 Jul 6, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>"A military coup in Egypt yesterday (July 3rd, 2013) resulted in the removal and imprisonment of the elected president, Mohamed Morsi, a closure of media outlets sympathetic to him, the house arrest of his advisors, and the suspension of the constitution. The military that overthrew Morsi is the main recipient of the $1.3 billion yearly US aid package to Egypt. You could say that the US 'owns' the Egyptian military that just overthrew its democratically-elected leader. "
And apparently this doesn't merit discussion, on a current events thread.

Fascinating.

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164435 Jul 6, 2013
Back to the Nutter posts:
http://m.ibtimes.co.uk/boko-haram-baording-sc... #

Islamic militants have killed 29 schoolchildren and a teacher in an attack on a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria.

Survivors told of seeing pupils burned alive in the attack, thought to have been carried out in the early hours of Saturday 6 July by members of the Boko Haram terror group, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege".

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164436 Jul 6, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>
And apparently this doesn't merit discussion, on a current events thread.
Fascinating.
I think because no one has any clue what side to take until it becomes apparent who's in charge. Even our own government hasn't declared for either side.

http://m.ibtimes.co.uk/egypt-violence-cairo-a...
Widespread violence is sweeping through Egypt threatening to deepen the crisis in the country as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi remain defiant.

More than 26 people have been killed across Egypt. Since the recent wave of protests began, at least 50 people have been killed. The Muslim Brotherhood said the dead include 17 of its members.

At least a dozen people have been killed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and more than 200 injured. Many of them are thought to have been shot dead.

The protests turned violent shortly after Morsi's supporters were reported to have been killed on the outskirts of Cairo.

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