May 8, 2007
I thought it was funny.. I guess the humor impaired are the ones posting peanuts here, eh? (27 min ago | post #1122)
With this incredibly childish and spiteful post, jide oni has lost the last shred of the credibility that he may have still had at this point. (9 hrs ago | post #1109)
Three-gig weekend... not doing much else. (15 hrs ago | post #583)
Kindness has nothing to do with duty. It comes form a well developed sense of empathy and a desire to be a source of happiness and well-being. Kindness expects no reward and no reciprocation and hopes only for friendship. A community where kindness proliferates is happy indeed. (Thursday | post #1075)
Cool. I don't do any math where it matters, but thanks for the info. (Thursday | post #576)
I was taught that 1/0=infinity. Has that changed since I was in school? (Thursday | post #574)
Oh, yeah, don't forget to mention how foul-mouthed and evil I am. (Thursday | post #1065)
Tell that to the girl I saved from gang-rape in1970. To the friend whom I saved from being impaled when he was falling towards a spike that would have pierced his throat. To the child I saved using the Heimlich maneuver. To the dog I protected from being struck again and again after the first car hit him and kept right on going. To the people I've helped when they had no one else to turn to comforting them in their darkest hours, and guiding them past suicidal urges. Tell them that kindness, compassion, courage, and empathy did no good and listen to them laugh and laugh at anyone who disparages the one who saw them at their most vulnerable and extended a hand full of mercy and free of judgement. Tell them that without your phantom god, kindness, compassion, generosity, and empathy do no good. Tell them. (Wednesday | post #1064)
More platitudes, more razzle-dazzle devoid of substance. Foolish man! What counts is nothing more or less than simple kindness with ample empathy and nonjudgmental generosity. These are the attributes that enrich our inner beings and ennoble our lives. To achieve them, we need no religion, no gods, not even science. Only good intention that we work to achieve without hesitation or compromise. To have helped those around us as they help us takes the sting out of the certainty and finality of death. Know that, we can face reality without overwhelming sadness or eventual madness. That is enough for me. (Wednesday | post #1061)
Looking back, that's what appears to have happened: "I had to listen to this crackhead preach to me until the light turned green." (Wednesday Apr 16 | post #7308)
OKC hasn't said anything, but the exchange he describes could have occurred entirely within the red cycle, in which case traffic would not be affected. (Wednesday Apr 16 | post #7307)
Complete balderdash. You really ought to study modern physics on a basic level before presuming to expound on it. You're making a fool of yourself. (Wednesday Apr 16 | post #1057)
Yet more assertions, philosophical abstractions at that. None substantiated and probably cannot be supported by evidence and logic. You are making no headway at all. (Wednesday Apr 16 | post #1056)
According to modern physics, the universe is composed almost entirely of nothing. Proportionally, there is enormous and absolutely empty space between the particles that make up each atom and even more between the atoms. In the near vacuum of space, molecules proliferate so sparsely that those spaces are significant even beyond the atomic level. In nature, there is plenty of nothing, many orders of magnitude more by volume than there is something. (Wednesday Apr 16 | post #1054)
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