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21) Message boards : Politics : Damned hard to be a Christian these days.......... (Message 1698812)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Sarge
...Don't PISS OFF Da Left....

My dear troll, please know that we lefties staunchly defend your right to stand up and vomit whatever hateful speech you should happen to spew forth from that orifice you call mouth. In fact, I have a current ACLU card to prove it.

You're welcome.

Just know that we reserve the right to challenge you when your hate exceeds the boundaries of good taste and we reserve the right to prosecute you when your hate exceeds the boundaries of civil liberty. I have a current Southern Poverty Law Center membership and a current Americans United For Separation of Church and State membership to prove that too.


+1!
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They can't even tell who is "left" vs. independent. So=called "anti-capitalist" cannot be entirely "right", either.
22) Message boards : Politics : Damned hard to be a Christian these days.......... (Message 1698763)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Sarge
Welcome to yet another thread, Gollum. ;) Or, since you change your screen name so often, would you prefer "Smeagol"? "Former possessor of the Precious"?
23) Message boards : Politics : Damned hard to be a Christian these days.......... (Message 1698715)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Sarge
I am 99.44% certain I am most responsible, on the S@H fora, for working to guarantee the freedom of the Religious (Christian, Mulsim, Buddhist, etc. ...) and Atheist to speak here. (May we call upon, as witnesses, Jeffrey, Chuck etc. ... ?)

What we have in this thread is a threat from one person and an elitist misjudging name-caller also implying a threat.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Eric!!! (Message 1698467)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Sarge
Ditto!
25) Message boards : Politics : Just watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" (Message 1698277)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
Nope, but sort of close. Presbyterian. (United)


Then I think your perspective on similarities and differences varies.

I'm not going to give the greatest analysis as it has been a long time since I studied it, plus I have no "dog in the fight" anymore, so to speak.

The reasons for the COE = Anglican = Episcopalian in the US separating from Rome are, of course, not the same as those as Luther's or Calvin's. If I remembered more, I'd address whether they are completely different reasons, on the other hand.

I was raised Lutheran.

In the mid-70s to mid-80s, my church took part in many joint services with the nearest Episcopalian church. When it was at their church with their liturgy, there was much that was the same. Much that was word for word or only slight variations. Musically, close enough for little discomfort it seems.

As for Presbyterians, there is a camp/"re-creation" center in JS' neck of the woods (mid way across the north side of the big lake with is not a great one) that is or was owned jointly by Lutherans and Presbyterians. I worked there two summers. Later, I dated a Presbyterian woman I had met there several years earlier. (It did not go well, but not because of religious beliefs, though, unknown to her, I was agnostic when we dated.)

My terms may not be absolutely correct here, but call Catholicism "high church" as in highly ordered services and a great focus on that ... a ceremony. As Anglicans, Lutherans, Calvinists and Presbyterians were some of the first to separate from Rome, on average, most of it could be called middle church. I suspect, in many cases, the later the splinter (or when a splinter from a splinter), the further from Catholicism and each other it seems. The 4 above, and Catholicism? Probably most different of all is Calvinism. The rest and Catholicism? Though different, provably more zimilarities, in beliefs and practices than you suspected.
26) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1698272)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
Homer Simpson for President:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM9LeILM-pM


Thanks for the smile.
27) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1698202)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
It would be different.

Yes, 10,000 foot snow drifts in hell would be different.

We need to boycott all his properties and businesses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trump_Organization and all the places that give him money.

'The Donald' is a Successful Business Man - Idiot.


And there's the tolerance showing again.

Re: Boycotts.

Do you really believe Boycotts, by Christians, against....


By ... Christians ... ?

Can someone please translate?

Where did Gary says he's Christian?

When did Gary call, specifically Christians, to boycott against "...."?

May we assume "...." = Donald? Or are we supposed to read more people/groups into the nebulous "...."?

Sarge...

I was calling 'The Donald' an IDIOT.

Again, your 'Brain' is wrong.

Who said Gary is a Christian?

Again your 'Brain' is wrong.

Sarge...

Again, your Posts are a refreshing break from Intellectual Discussions.

But are getting boring.


Yes, CLYDE, you are so right. You are so smart. I am so stupid. You are so tolerant. I am so bigoted. I really appreciate how you consistently point out the real me to me, how your analysis of me is so much more insightful than anyone else's. That includes the analysis of me by your PMlandia friend, "blank guy".

You know you am but what is not id? You are bored? Really? I thought you enjoyed trivializing others like you're on the kindergarten playground.
28) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1698198)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
It would be different.

Yes, 10,000 foot snow drifts in hell would be different.

We need to boycott all his properties and businesses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trump_Organization and all the places that give him money.

'The Donald' is a Successful Business Man - Idiot.


And there's the tolerance showing again.

Re: Boycotts.

Do you really believe Boycotts, by Christians, against....


By ... Christians ... ?

Can someone please translate?

Where did Gary says he's Christian?

When did Gary call, specifically Christians, to boycott against "...."?

May we assume "...." = Donald? Or are we supposed to read more people/groups into the nebulous "...."?

Sarge...

I was calling 'The Donald' an IDIOT.

Again, your 'Brain' is wrong.

Who said Gary is a Christian?

Again your 'Brain' is wrong.

Sarge...

Again, your Posts are a refreshing break from Intellectual Discussions.

But are getting boring.


I challenge anyone other than you to read your post and deny it could EASILY be read that way. Clyde
29) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1698187)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
It would be different.

Yes, 10,000 foot snow drifts in hell would be different.

We need to boycott all his properties and businesses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trump_Organization and all the places that give him money.

'The Donald' is a Successful Business Man - Idiot.


And there's the tolerance showing again.

Re: Boycotts.

Do you really believe Boycotts, by Christians, against....


By ... Christians ... ?

Can someone please translate?

Where did Gary says he's Christian?

When did Gary call, specifically Christians, to boycott against "...."?

May we assume "...." = Donald? Or are we supposed to read more people/groups into the nebulous "...."?
30) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1698174)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
Welcome back the guy with no name and a deleted posting history.


I suspect that there was a major breach of the Seti Forum database when
User ID: 7787259 decided to become a referee in this playground and
edited all of his posts up to june 3, 2014. The posts weren't hidden, but
rather changed. That's not nice.

There was a moderator that was doing this. I tried to point it out to no avail. ;)

The person concerned was a moderator and moderators can edit their own posts. However moderators cannot edit other peoples posts, only hide or move them.


Can <> should, let alone doing that to scores of his own posts.
This is now off-topic and I'm sure you'll next try to give us a thread to let off steam about it.
Let me preempt that: we've said our peace, I believe. It was obvious well before his modship that could be done; i.e., mods have more than the hour to edit than we do. He's not the only one to have done it, though the scope is far more wide-ranging and it makes no sense to have done so; people can disagree, vociferously so. His erasures seem to have been related to "I want no evidence remaining that I ever spoke to these people."
Bernie, your post provided no new information nor explanation of motive. We have said, in our own various ways, we believe an abuse of power occurred. About 5 hours passed until your post. I believe we have said our peace and no further discussion of it is necessary, most likely, as that person is no longer in a position to abuse the power.
31) Message boards : Politics : Just watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" (Message 1698169)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
I have been to them all, at least once. Part of our church's preparation for being a member was to attend at least one service at a church of each of the major faiths, including a visit to a synagogue. The Episcopalian service as I recall was very similar to the Catholic service except there was no latin.
We were all impressed that the rabbi got to sip from a glass of wine during his service.


Do I recall correctly you were raised Lutheran?
32) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Any truth in it? (Message 1697847)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Sarge
It could also be that the cooler, denser air is more conducive to the transmission of the signal from the tower to your location, so the received signal strength is higher.

Water is a signal attenuator. Possible that some interfering signal is less when wet (attenuated), hence a better experience. Also possible that the wet roof acts as a ground plane giving a better experience. You could test for that with a garden hose. Finally don't forget that in the winter, without a storm, the air is much dryer than in the summer. Check the relative humidity.

Now today in the digital world, the signal should either be there, or not at all. No snow anymore, but blockies from bad jpeg decompression.

Back in the analog days, I noticed that when a cold weather front passed here in Los Angeles the VHF San Diego stations became available, in the winter, and in the summer they were usually there but not always watching quality.

More than you wanted to know:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_propagation

http://www.dxfm.com/content/propagation.htm

http://www.arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals


70s, Dad watching snowy MASH from 60 miles away. Hard to look at. But the theme song haunts.
33) Message boards : Politics : Just watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" (Message 1697846)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Sarge
They changed actresses for the part of Jane Seymour from season two to season three which confused me at first. I also kept waiting for Henry VIII to get plump.

Regarding the church it has always seemed to me that the primary difference between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England is the Pope. I have never thought of the COE as protestant like the Lutheran or Presbyterian churches.


COE = Episcopalian in the US. Try going to a Lutheran service, then an Episcopalian (or vice versa). Then see if you say the same.
34) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1697839)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Sarge
Welcome back the guy with no name and a deleted posting history.


I suspect that there was a major breach of the Seti Forum database when
User ID: 7787259 decided to become a referee in this playground and
edited all of his posts up to june 3, 2014. The posts weren't hidden, but
rather changed. That's not nice.


Noticed that about a year ago. Totally agree. INCRRDIBLY SCUMMY.
35) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1697835)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Sarge
After all, I (along with Clyde) believe it's naive to think we are not going to fail as a nation. Look at history! All nations eventually fail.


Oh, that's what Clyde's been saying?
Thanks for sharing ... what I figured out by age 18.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSTct2FFamw
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Pactrick Macnee dies (Message 1697153)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Sarge
RIP


And the voice of The Imperious Leader.
Also, RIP ro CHris Squire, bassist of Yes.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday TimeLord04!!! (Message 1697151)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Sarge
Happy Birthday TL.!!! :-)

aka: Doc and Scott. :)




Ditto!
38) Message boards : Politics : We can't even pray in our churches safely! (Message 1693697)
Posted 19 Jun 2015 by Profile Sarge
Having grown up not too very far from Charleston I would agree that
modern day Charleston is a pretty special place. Some of the friendliest
people you will ever meet - even if they have never seen you before.

Haven't been there in a while but I'm looking forward to another visit.
Savannah and Charleston are my 2 favorite cities anywhere.........


Charleston will handle this with calm dignity and do the right thing.

The black guy who got shot by the police officer was in N Charleston and
they handled that very well.....so it can be done and Charleston will lead
by example.


Having seen "some" of my posting probably gives you no clue where I am coming from. When we can be moderated here, and when others will put words and beliefs in your mouth and mind on a frequent basis ... .

But, tell you what, you've made up your mind.
So, rather than politely offer, I metaphorically YANK your foot out of your mouth.
39) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1693695)
Posted 19 Jun 2015 by Profile Sarge
Sarge I guess I'm missing your meaning with regards to the camper and the Giron recall. I didn't see anything significant in the photo.


Why is it difficult to understand? If it was, as claimed, grassroots from that side, that would mean it was free of outsiders on that side. Is it normal for someone to travel 5 miles ... yes, 5 ... 10 at best ... to set up a location for signing petitions in a WalMart parking lot ... drive that 5 to 10 miles in a camper?

The restrooms are for customers only!


To my knowledge, they were not unwelcome by WalMart or other places they set up to have petitions signed.
40) Message boards : Politics : Dallas PD HQ Attacked! (Message 1693694)
Posted 19 Jun 2015 by Profile Sarge
Still don't see where your difficulty with it is.
They drove CAMPERS within the district. CAMPERS.
Now, you mention ordinary; ordinary people TEND to take CAMPERS on further trips than that. Not on in-town/in-district trips.
SO, either, they are non-ordinary for their short distance use of campers or they weren't from the area making it infiltration and not grass-roots.

Campers? Like gypsies? Sorry should be the Romani/roaming people


No, "campers" as in the type of vehicle of which I showed a picture yesterday. My family used tents and campers for several summers for our vacations. (To "rough it" rather than stay in hotels.) We would stay in campgrounds both of well known management ("KOA") and less know ones. The trips were more than 40 miles. More like hundreds of miles from home. Not within a home political district.


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