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Theodoric
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Message 706 of 767 (892781)
03-13-2022 9:53 PM
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03-13-2022 9:34 PM


Re: Anti-semitism to boot
Disagree.
Stereotype that Jews are smart is harmful. As is stereotypes that people of Asian descent are smart. That he is Jewish is irrelevant.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 707 of 767 (892785)
03-14-2022 2:01 AM
Reply to: Message 706 by Theodoric
03-13-2022 9:53 PM


Re: Anti-semitism to boot
Theodoric writes:

Stereotype that Jews are smart is harmful. As is stereotypes that people of Asian descent are smart. That he is Jewish is irrelevant.


My own primary care physician told me that he recommended Dr.Weinstein because he is a "little nerdy Jewish guy like I am". He was smiling when he said it. You P.C. "woke" Liberals really need to back off your morality policing. Not everything is racist. My Doctor knows this guy personally and he is a hell of an Endocrinologist no matter what type of nerd he is.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Theodoric
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Message 708 of 767 (892789)
03-14-2022 7:41 AM
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03-14-2022 2:01 AM


Re: Anti-semitism to boot
Learn about in groups and out groups.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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ringo
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Message 709 of 767 (892791)
03-14-2022 11:42 AM
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03-12-2022 3:50 PM


Re: R E S P E C T
Phat writes:

I wont help anyone make alcohol, however...


As somebody else has already suggested, in a famine, alcohol is likely to be a valuable commodity.

Phat writes:

...though if my reset/depression theory comes true, lots of you will need some...since you don't believe Jesus exists!


Believing Jesus exists has nothing to do with it. The 'faithful' are as fond of alcohol as anybody else.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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ringo
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Message 710 of 767 (892792)
03-14-2022 11:51 AM
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03-12-2022 3:53 PM


Re: R E S P E C T
Phat writes:

Ice Burg


Burg = city, berg = mountain.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Message 711 of 767 (892793)
03-14-2022 11:56 AM
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03-12-2022 4:27 PM


Re: R E S P E C T
Tanypteryx writes:

Singapore Slings were one of my favorites but they were wicked.


There used to be a little bar (seating capacity 20) a couple of blocks away (handy for walking home). Some friends of mine talked the bartender into making us pitchers of zombies.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Message 712 of 767 (892795)
03-14-2022 12:08 PM
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03-14-2022 2:01 AM


Re: Anti-semitism to boot
Phat writes:

You P.C. "woke" Liberals really need to back off your morality policing.


Somebody's gotta do it. How do you think we (sorta) got rid of segregation?

Even if we don't agree about what's appropriate and what's not, it's important to express the opinion.


"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Tanypteryx
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Message 713 of 767 (892798)
03-14-2022 12:27 PM
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03-14-2022 11:56 AM


Re: R E S P E C T
Some friends of mine talked the bartender into making us pitchers of zombies.

The one I could never figure out, was why anyone would ever drink a martini. I would rather drink Panther Piss!


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Theodoric
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Message 714 of 767 (892802)
03-14-2022 12:39 PM
Reply to: Message 713 by Tanypteryx
03-14-2022 12:27 PM


Re: R E S P E C T
I like gin.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 715 of 767 (892803)
03-14-2022 1:02 PM
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03-14-2022 11:51 AM


Re: R E S P E C T
Phat writes:

Ice Burg


Burg = city, berg = mountain.

I was wondering why he was talking about an "Ice Fortress". Maybe it was built next to a Scandanavian ice hotel.

And for the edification of English speakers, "Burg" and "Berg" are pronounced differently. Most other European languages do not reduce their vowels to grunts.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 716 of 767 (892804)
03-14-2022 1:10 PM
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03-14-2022 12:39 PM


Re: R E S P E C T
My grandfather owned a country store in a tiny ranching community in Oregon's high desert country and he used to sell sugar to the moonshiners during prohibition. Apparently there were hidden stills scattered all over that region. He said their product was mostly gin using the native juniper berries for flavoring. My mom said they would come in the middle of the night and buy wagonloads of sugar.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 717 of 767 (892805)
03-14-2022 1:15 PM
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03-14-2022 12:27 PM


Re: R E S P E C T
A family friend once offered me a taste of her "Apple-tini". Tasted horrible! And that's from someone who always drinks distilled spirits straight.

You may have heard of "smoky martinis" (by whatever name they use). When I saw one at BJ's it was a martini with a grape-sized piece of dry ice in it to create "smoke" spilling out of the glass. Purely visual effects, though it may have kept the drink cold and might have even carbonated it a bit. According to Google, a smoky martini should be a scotch martini using an Islay scotch (which have a distinctly smoky taste from the peat smoke used to dry the malt -- it's my favorite kind of scotch) such that it's the smokiness of the scotch that makes it "smoky", not cheap tricks.

Another friend suggested scotch martinis. Basically it just scotch prepared as a martini, but the advantage is that you get more scotch in a martini than you do as its own drink.

I tried gin once, but found it too fruity (like St Germaine was to flowery). I also don't like the fruitiness of Belgian Witbieren.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 718 of 767 (892806)
03-14-2022 1:21 PM
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03-14-2022 1:15 PM


Re: R E S P E C T
I tried a Rusty Nail once, Drambuie and Scotch. Pretty yucky!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 719 of 767 (892807)
03-14-2022 1:27 PM
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03-14-2022 12:27 PM


Two Martini stories
Very early in 1969 while designing CableTv systems and based out of LA I ordered a martini with olives at one of the trendier Santa Monica Blvd restaurants. When it arrived there was, appropriately enough, an oil slick on the surface since they had stuffed the olives with anchovies. Since it was in the short interim between the first and second Santa Barabara oil spills it made sense.

Sometime later we were all having lunch at the Hamburger Haven (fantastic "Chilli Size", two patties on English muffins smothered in chilli and chopped onions) and Al ordered a martini. When the topless waitress brought our drinks (I ordered a Manhattan that day) her breast brushed his glass as she leaned across the table. Without even a hesitation Al remarked "I ordered an olive in my martini." Her response, equally rapid and relaxed was "Sorry but we were out of olives."


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Message 720 of 767 (892809)
03-14-2022 2:58 PM
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03-14-2022 1:27 PM


Re: Two Martini stories
When the topless waitress brought our drinks ...

In 1970, Alan Funt of "Candid Camera" fame made a movie, What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? in which "Funt secretly records people's reactions to unexpected encounters with nudity or sexuality in unusual situations."

One scene I remember (why is everything I remember half a century ago?) was a truck-stop diner that switched to topless waitresses for a day but without telling the customers beforehand. A few truckers are sitting at a table, the topless waitress approaches the table from behind one guy, she asks them what they want, he glances over seeing her for the first time and immediately answers automatically, "Milk" ... and then realizes what had just happened.


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