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  • #31
    Originally posted by pancreasman View Post
    Because it's based on my thread, where I was asking people to share good news stories we could all enjoy. DE can't do that because giving joy to others is against his religion. Instead he had to start his own thread where his bitter cynicism can bring joy to himself and to heck with others.
    It's a vast improvement.

    Which makes me feel Good!

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    • #32
      My wife has a nose for making peanut brittle.

      She stirs up a batch of goop, puts it in the microwave, and starts smelling the air.... it doesn't matter what the timer says, she says it has to smell JUST RIGHT, or it can be gooey and sticky, or dark brown and burnt.

      As it is, she can make a batch of "light and airy" peanut brittle, or a batch of more "solid" peanut brittle. I love both.
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Adrift View Post
        You have to go there at 3 AM with a friend. Order hashbrowns covered, chunked, diced, and capped, and watch the drunks and factory workers provide interesting drama with the waitresses.
        Like Jim Gaffigan said about Waffle House, "Eh, that’s where I want to go at two a.m.. That’s where everyone goes. Their slogan should be: “It’s two a.m., still time to make one more bad decision.”.

        In fact, my post was based on this line.

        I’ve seen a gun five times in my life. Three of them have been at Waffle House. It’s definitely a dangerous feel to ‘em. You know, even the Waffle House sign looks like a ransom note. There’s always a letter out. Occasionally it’ll be the “W”, so it’ll read “affle House”.



        Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
        No, I mean Waffle House. I can make most of what they make myself, but it's just so much better having them bring it to me as I sit in the middle of the night.
        Read the response to Adrift.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Manwë Súlimo View Post
          Obama can't run for a third term.
          Unfortunately another Bush can
          Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
          Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
          But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

          go with the flow the river knows . . .

          Frank

          I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Andius View Post
            Yeah.... he is "basing" it the same way that Brazil "based" or "imitated" one of England's sports. True imitation would imply keeping or attempting the same quality.

            Your error lies in appealing to a some "universal" sense of good, which independent if it actually even exists, is hardly a something the world is unanimous about (Phank's post of growth in particular actually stirs regret and lamentation for me). "Positive in the world", "something that shows humanity CAN rise to the occasion", these are expressions that express a deluded commitment towards "Common Good" for all humanity, as if it unanimously shares such a notion.

            In contrast, Darth Executor uses a far more unequivocal criteria; "post things that make YOU feel good". No asinine appeals towards "Common Good", no silly pre-suppositions of "What is good for the world and mankind", just pure unadulterated subjectivity that needs no questioning or consensus of a single human soul. Compared to yours, the criteria does not lend itself to any subjective or personal understanding of "Good" or "Positive".

            And what makes you think that Darth Executor is unable to give joy? Reading some of his critiques actually stirs joy in me. And considering you have don't know him personally, attributing him with unsubstantiated assertions is not a very wise to thing to do. And I must admit, Epo's first post on your original thread made me laugh ever so much. Taking your idea and turning it on it's head to what Epo believes is good, fairly cheeky and hilarious . Sobering mockery can be a delightful thing, yes indeed (And a good critique against the discourse that naively puts stock towards "The Common Good".

            But you don't care to what the man says. Your defiant gesture of spreading tales of kindness and goodness is one of your things apparently. All well and good I guess, the "Feel Good Porn" I guess stirs some hearts to warm feelings and gestures, in some it is lovely mental masturbation, whilst in others it is a cause of personal grievance, and others, with an indifferent Ho-hum. But look! Aawwwnnn, he amened your tale of the Huff. What a nice kid.
            I will go with the growing sense of the Common universal good (one small step for each human may one day result in a giant leap for the common good for all of humanity), instead of egocentric 'what is good to or for ME!'
            Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
            Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
            But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

            go with the flow the river knows . . .

            Frank

            I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
              ...instead of egocentric 'what is good to or for ME!'
              Who says they have to be mutually exclusive? What's good for ME is good for the world!
              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by shuny
                'what is goo to ME!'
                Honey, syrup, glue, tar, gum, caramel, melty dark chocolate, and the bag of salad I bought at the grocery store and had to return it two days later because it had had a meltdown in the unopened package.



                Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                  Unfortunately another Bush can
                  On that note, prayers for the Elder Bush who has been rushed to Methodist Hospital in Houston with shortness of breath.


                  The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    Who says they have to be mutually exclusive? What's good for ME is good for the world!
                    Maybe
                    Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
                    Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
                    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

                    go with the flow the river knows . . .

                    Frank

                    I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                      Maybe
                      I hope somebody is getting a sense of humor for you for Christmas.



                      (kidding- Merry Christmas to you, Shunny)
                      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        On that note, prayers for the Elder Bush who has been rushed to Methodist Hospital in Houston with shortness of breath.


                        Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
                        Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
                        But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

                        go with the flow the river knows . . .

                        Frank

                        I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                          I will go with the growing sense of the Common universal good (one small step for each human may one day result in a giant leap for the common good for all of humanity), instead of egocentric 'what is good to or for ME!'
                          I don't know what this Common universal good that your appealing to is, but it sounds disappointing. And how cute, another one who thinks egocentrism is some sort of inherent fault.
                          Last edited by Andius; 12-26-2014, 03:53 PM.
                          Ladino, Guatemalan, Hispanic, and Latin, but foremostly, Christian.
                          As of the 1st of December, 2020, officially anointed as this:

                          "Seinfeld had its Soup Nazi. Tweb has its Taco Nazi." - Rogue06 , https://theologyweb.com/campus/forum...e3#post1210559

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                          • #43
                            In other news, the "El Camino" (My Congregation's name, "The Way") Youth Choir was a hit. Much wonderfull singing was to be had, voices blended magnificently. I am mighty proud to form part of such grand chorus.

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                            Ladino, Guatemalan, Hispanic, and Latin, but foremostly, Christian.
                            As of the 1st of December, 2020, officially anointed as this:

                            "Seinfeld had its Soup Nazi. Tweb has its Taco Nazi." - Rogue06 , https://theologyweb.com/campus/forum...e3#post1210559

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                            • #44
                              I made it from my house to the Church where I serve with ZERO red lights --- that almost never happens!
                              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                              • #45
                                I ended a discussion in agreement with someone when we started from differing points. It was a pleasure.
                                Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith? -Galatians 3:5

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