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Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles VI
« on: September 13, 2008, 04:03:21 AM »
Oh! Oh! Oh! I'll bite!

53= 11+42

42 being the answer to all things, and 11 being the "perfect number" it makes 53 the perfect answer! :look Ok, maybe I'm misremembering my numerology...  :P

Rants and Stuff / Re: QUESTION
« on: September 12, 2008, 07:17:48 PM »
Does anyone here think abortion is a fundamentally good thing to do? Leaving aside possible exceptions like health and rape.

I don't think the government should be a nursemaid that watches out for every bad behavior, but I think there are some things that are bad enough that they should not be allowed. Abortion is one of those things. It negatively impacts more than just the mother's life.

Well, I've been hesitating to say it but I've HAD an abortion and I felt - feel - that I had very good reasoning for it. I'm glad that there weren't any restrictions that would have disallowed this opportunity for me in a monitored, healthy environment. (As opposed to the "back alley/dirty knife.") Now, situations have changed a lot in the intervening ten years so if I was presented with the option again, I would chose otherwise. However, for the entire situation at the time I think I made the best choice. The situation was not based on health or rape, but I still feel it warranted it. But then, part of my decision was the belief (which is ok that we all differ on this point) that a fetus is not a child until it's life can be supported either on its own or through machines as opposed to by being a 'parasite.' (Gods, that sounds awful!) Plus, I was within the 12 weeks window set by the law, and many people with much more experience and education than I have even now decided that it was safe to do so before that point (with the assumption that past that point the ethics get more gray.)

actually I think Ookla suggested it might be EUOL which would have its own brand of humor, but I don't know...

I think the post initiating this thread could be a clue largely favoring this theory. :) And why not do something off the wall to blow off steam or help shift perspectives when working hard?

Rants and Stuff / Re: QUESTION
« on: September 11, 2008, 09:49:43 PM »
There are some really interesting points that have been brought up that I'm evaluating my own personal feelings against them. I appreciate the opportunity to think things through again on multiple levels.

Rants and Stuff / Re: One hurt Patriots fan (Crying)
« on: September 11, 2008, 03:35:43 AM »
I"m originally from Mass. :) I'm a fairweather fan of sports.

I'll always repeat my father though, when it comes to Boston teams.

They'll always rip your heart out.

I hope Brady heals well.

Its early in the season, I'm sure the team will pull together. :)

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles VI
« on: September 11, 2008, 03:31:42 AM »
Give yourself time. It could prove interesting to see where you go. :)

Rants and Stuff / Re: QUESTION
« on: September 11, 2008, 03:30:15 AM »
I love the nature versus nature debate. Personally I'm in the both camp, however, I don't believe experience is everything, because a five year old is as much a person as a sixty year old with more experience. :) I happen to fall into the both category, mostly because of the twin studies I've read. Though, admittedly those were rare and selective and could have been chosen to prove the point as opposed to disproving it.

where do you draw the line when it comes to allowing the government to rule over ones own body?

That's a tough question. The way I view that is somewhat cynical, because what I would want, even with voting, things may not go the way I want. However, the way I see it is that most things are cyclical and while I may disagree with how things go at one point in time, we have a wonderful governmental design allowing things the opportunity to change at a later date.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Help this slow person
« on: September 10, 2008, 02:25:58 PM »
That is a nice avatar! Yay for figuring things out! :D

Rants and Stuff / Re: Help this slow person
« on: September 10, 2008, 02:36:27 AM »
PM'ed you my email.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Happy Things 2008:Generation X [part deux]
« on: September 10, 2008, 02:34:39 AM »
Eh, live life and be crazy. :) Have fun!

Where in Ireland? I have (distant) family that runs a farm and B&B on Dingle Bay. :)

Rants and Stuff / Re: Help this slow person
« on: September 10, 2008, 02:05:21 AM »
Ok, this is dependent upon one thing assumption: That you already have an avatar and have it hosted somewhere.

If you don't, go find a pic, feel free to email it to me (or point me at it) and I can host it. :)

1. Go to your profile.

2. In the menu to the left, click on "Forum Profile Information."

3. This menu will open. You will input the location of your avatar in the box the red arrow is pointing to.

4. Save early, save often. ;)

Voila, you now have an avatar!

Rants and Stuff / Re: People who . . .
« on: September 09, 2008, 09:42:52 PM »
People who are disrespectful/inconsiderate of their neighbors irritate the heck out of me. One would think after the cops had been called on them twice in the past two weeks they'd not stomp around, scream across the parking lot from windows, slam doors, play music so loud, or a number of other things.  >:(

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: September 09, 2008, 05:49:57 PM »
I'll be finishing up the latest Terry Brooks today. Then I'll go back to One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I interrupted for Terry.  :D

I did the same as Andrew... But dang, Chaos, that was GREAT!

Rants and Stuff / Re: I would like to announce!
« on: September 09, 2008, 04:26:05 AM »
Congrats on getting paid to go to college!  :D

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