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August 28th, 2022 at 10:39:51 AM permalink
rxwine
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wouldn't do well in a war, would they?' 'in my day we lit candles' why do boomers want life to be bad. is it a kink
You believe in an invisible god, and dismiss people who say they are trans? Really?
August 28th, 2022 at 10:46:05 AM permalink
missedhervee
Member since: Apr 23, 2021
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Hey you, get the hell off my lawn!

Kids these days, ain't got no respect.

Back in my day we respected our elders or else we got whacked with a belt.

Back in my day...
January 23rd, 2023 at 9:20:22 AM permalink
rxwine
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Who knew, today I found a quote involving Musk and Dilbert I thought worth sharing.

"If following a 'company rule' is obviously ridiculous in a particular situation, such that it would make for a great Dilbert cartoon, then the rule should change."
You believe in an invisible god, and dismiss people who say they are trans? Really?
March 5th, 2023 at 7:29:13 AM permalink
rxwine
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So many people cluelessly argue our country is for freedom when even they themselves are not really for it.

Quote:
Legal acceptance of nudity is a good test of how free a country is. Making simple nudity illegal is an affront to liberty.
You believe in an invisible god, and dismiss people who say they are trans? Really?
March 6th, 2023 at 2:32:53 AM permalink
DoubleGold
Member since: Jan 26, 2023
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Occasionally, we'll see a Freudian slip.

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Anthony Fauci: I am the science.

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Freudian slip

In psychoanalysis, a Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that occurs due to the interference of an unconscious subdued wish or internal train of thought. Classical examples involve slips of the tongue, but psychoanalytic theory also embraces misreadings, mishearings, mistypings, temporary forgettings, and the mislaying and losing of objects.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip

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March 6th, 2023 at 4:10:44 AM permalink
DoubleGold
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There are plenty of (especially anti-Trump) conservative war supporters in Congress.

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Tulsi Gabbard: Democrats are funding a dangerous war in Ukraine, stifling ideological dissent, and polarizing this country.

“They reduce each of us to the color of our skin,” Gabbard said in her speech, saying the Democrats “have become the racists they claim to hate.”

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March 6th, 2023 at 8:06:00 PM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Saw this on FB
Fascinating

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?
Well, because that's the way they built them in England, and English engineers designed the first US railroads. Why did the English build them like that?
Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the wagon tramways, and that's the gauge they used. So, why did 'they' use that gauge then?
Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that same wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing?
Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break more often on some of the old, long distance roads in England . You see, that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads?
Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including England ) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since.
And what about the ruts in the roads?
Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match or run the risk of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome , they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever.
So the next time you are handed a specification/procedure/process and wonder 'What horse's ass came up with this?', you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses' asses.)

Now, the twist to the story:
When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah . The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.
So, a major Space Shuttle design feature, of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system, was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass.
And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses control almost everything.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
March 7th, 2023 at 10:29:15 AM permalink
missedhervee
Member since: Apr 23, 2021
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"Watch this..."

*last words of a drunken red neck*
March 7th, 2023 at 10:33:15 AM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: missedhervee
"Watch this..."

*last words of a drunken red neck*


Reminded me of a true story of 3 drunken Australians trying to prove who was more macho with a running chainsaw.
You believe in an invisible god, and dismiss people who say they are trans? Really?
May 19th, 2023 at 4:05:19 PM permalink
DoubleGold
Member since: Jan 26, 2023
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The Democrats want to change us to a Democracy (to ignore minorities).

However, we were founded as a Constitutional Republic (Republicans).


I don't think we'll have a dictator like we used to (King of England).

It'll likely be Communism with someone like the California Governor (Gavin Newsom) controlling the Party (pseudo-dictator), like Xi of China.

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Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

-- Plato

https://www.inspirationalstories.com/quotes/dictatorship-naturally-arises-out-of-democracy-and-of-plato-quote/

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