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    Haven't We Done This Before?

    Gosh, it seems like we just did one like this, not too long ago. Well. Both sides of my family have been here since the early 1600s. A few immigrants have married in over time (Irish, Scots, German),...
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    Poll! At age 44, I didn't feel too out of place, but...

    At age 44, I didn't feel too out of place, but then voted in this danged poll. The results! I'd better drag a rocking chair over to the fire! :)
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    See you on the other side, man. Peace.

    See you on the other side, man. Peace.
  4. I must say that, as a teacher, I've noticed a...

    I must say that, as a teacher, I've noticed a definite correlation between a measurable lack of intelligence and bad looks. I've only twice encountered mentally deficient individuals with good...
  5. Given what we know of the surface, I imagine that...

    Given what we know of the surface, I imagine that the (purported) lifeforms are "deep" bacteria-analogs and the methane comes from venting along old, solidified tectonic plates (which would have...
  6. Thread: Polygamy

    by Octothorpe
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    Poll! Why should the government ban one kind of...

    Why should the government ban one kind of contract and not another? Why should the government uphold one kind of family over another? Why should the government . . . well, you get my point. As a...
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    Important!  I dislike 'radio-friendly' country music, all...

    I dislike 'radio-friendly' country music, all twangly guitars and soulful voices. I prefer old bluegrass, newgrass, 'outlaw country' and country-rock. Old And In The Way! :D
  8. It is a sad, yet all too common example of the...

    It is a sad, yet all too common example of the death of Constitutional law in the U.S.. Once upon a time, this kind of governmental meddling was unthinkable. Every day, I am more and more convinced...
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    I detest the very concept of "racist." Why do the...

    I detest the very concept of "racist." Why do the leftists always get to define the meaning of terms and the manner of their application? Let us deny them the ability to define our behavior!
  10. Odd, I consider myself to be quite spiritual, yet...

    Odd, I consider myself to be quite spiritual, yet score higher than any group listed. Is there room for an "intelligent seeker" out there?
  11. Poll! I was born and raised on a farm in West-Central...

    I was born and raised on a farm in West-Central Illinois, where we raised sheep and hogs. The neighbors down the road cropped corn and soybeans, the folks down the road the other direction had...
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    Poll! "Extraterrestrial life" does not necessarily...

    "Extraterrestrial life" does not necessarily imply little green men in UFOs. It means life, nothing more. Recent calculations based on observations indicate there may be as many as ten trillion...
  13. Poll! Sure, a thousand years, at least! There are...

    Sure, a thousand years, at least! There are millions of books I haven't read yet! Places to go! Heck, with a good solar sail and a nanotech library, I'd gladly sail to the stars!
  14. Greetings, Pip! Good to hear of you. We missed...

    Greetings, Pip! Good to hear of you. We missed you at Carolyn's place for Yule. Only three of us made it, but had quite a bit of fun. Hope you are well.
  15. Awesome sauce! We're big Rings fans, at our...

    Awesome sauce! We're big Rings fans, at our house. The wife even speaks a little Elvish (she's gotta be in the right mood!). OK, we're nerds. We accept this. :)
  16. Thread: Comic Books

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    I've been a fanboy since I saw an Kirby comic in...

    I've been a fanboy since I saw an Kirby comic in a spinner rack about . . . well, let's call it more than three decades ago. I still make the sacred journey to the comic book store every Wednesday....
  17. The December Special Issue of Scientific American...

    The December Special Issue of Scientific American focuses on evolution. One of the articles gives information on the continuing evolution of the human species. Apparently, all sorts of genomic...
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    In the immortal words of Nelson Muntz, "Gotta...

    In the immortal words of Nelson Muntz, "Gotta nuke somethin'."

    Yes, total elimination of the UN and NATO. The EU is Europe's concern, and they should be concerned, as it seems to be just a...
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    Last time I took the "World's Smallest Political...

    Last time I took the "World's Smallest Political Quiz" (a demonstration for my students), I scored at the very limit of libertarian influence. On my more pessimistic days, I'm a minarchist who...
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    I've seen statistics that claim that...

    I've seen statistics that claim that Japanese-Americans are more likely to marry outside their ethnic group than within. You are quite correct in that they are disappearing as a distinct group, but...
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    My paternal line entered America in the 1640s in...

    My paternal line entered America in the 1640s in the Barnstable, Mass. area. I've several Revolutionary War vets and a vet of the War of 1812 from that bunch. My maternal line is a bit harder to...
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    The only way cryonics will work is when...

    The only way cryonics will work is when nanotechnoloy comes online. In reading the previous posts, it seems that many think that after being "frozen," one is merely defrosted and then totters off as...
  23. I remember reading that the average 'lifespan' of...

    I remember reading that the average 'lifespan' of any mammalian species is about 5 million years; however, generalized species (such as cockroaches and rats) have much longer potential (and actual)...
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    I completely understand and am sympathetic to...

    I completely understand and am sympathetic to your plight. Even on the occasion when I offer to explain about NT paganism, heathenry, Asatru, neopaganism, et cetera, most fellow teachers' eyes glaze...
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    When I drink beer, I tend toward craft or local...

    When I drink beer, I tend toward craft or local beers. This can be quite fun when travelling, as long as the area you're in has a tradition of brewing. I was in Kentucky last summer, and could not...
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