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1) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1504016)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
Operation Fast and Furious
We give them away. (^;
2) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503471)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile j mercer
and your event was?
3) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503385)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile j mercer
Why don't you tell us your story of when this happened to you and how the gun saved you.

Sorry but I repeat until you have been there you will not understand. It is like describing the color red to a blind person.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1503057)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile j mercer
Rogue's Gallery.

Have you checked your mail today... Tick... tick... tick...
5) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503054)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile j mercer
With shotguns, why do you even need a shot capacity of 5? 1 or 2 should be sufficient if you only need it to defend against wild beasts.

And pistols, seriously, again without restrictions on caliber its again possible for civilians to carry hand cannons around. Those things are again way to much firepower (they aren't even practical).
at.

I respect everyone's opinion but these kinds of statements always crack me up. They are made by folks who have never been in harms way. Until you have been in harms way you do not know what you are talking about. Just how cool can you keep looking death in the eye with only one or two chances to survive and your wife and children are behind you counting on you to save them from dieing.

When it comes down to protecting your family and your self you can never have enough fire power. So until we get to your 'Perfect World' me and mine are armed to the teeth.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How's life going for me? (Message 1497527)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile j mercer
>>>snip - #1 - So are you saying we are his family? <<<snip -- >>>snip - #2 - I am wondering what you think seti's role is in his recovery?<<<snip

1)- No
2)- Stop Enabling

It is really quite simple. I do not reward/enable dysfunctional behavior.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How's life going for me? (Message 1497516)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile j mercer
Enabling

Enabling is a term with a double meaning in psychotherapy and mental health.[1]

As a positive term, enabling references patterns of interaction which allow individuals to develop and grow. These patterns may be on any scale, for example within the family,[1] or in wider society as "Enabling acts" designed to empower some group, or create a new authority for a (usually governmental) body.

In a negative sense, enabling is also used to describe dysfunctional behavior approaches that are intended to help resolve a specific problem but in fact may perpetuate or exacerbate the problem.[1][2] A common theme of enabling in this latter sense is that third parties take responsibility, blame, or make accommodations for a person's harmful conduct (often with the best of intentions, or from fear or insecurity which inhibits action). The practical effect is that the person himself or herself does not have to do so, and is shielded from awareness of the harm it may do, and the need or pressure to change. Enabling in this sense is a major environmental cause of addiction.[3]

A common example of enabling can be observed in the relationship between the alcoholic/addict and a codependent spouse. The spouse who attempts to shield the addict from the negative consequences of their behavior by calling in sick to work for them, making excuses that prevent others from holding them accountable, and generally cleaning up the mess that occurs in the wake of their impaired judgment.[citation needed] In reality, what the spouse is doing may be hurting, not helping. Enabling can tend to prevent psychological growth in the person being enabled, and can contribute to negative symptoms in the enabler.

One of the primary purposes of a formal Family Intervention with alcoholics/addicts is to help the family cease their enabling behaviors.

I will not enable.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How's life going for me? (Message 1497248)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile j mercer
>>>snip In a PM yesterday, he made a very direct, blunt physical threat to me. As a formerly licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, I know where he's at and I know he needs long-term inpatient therapy but to make a physical threat is simply out-of-bounds on any level.<<<snip

"Blunt physical threats" in PMs is not enough to get banned here?

Most other forums that is enough for a perma-ban.

I'm sorry but this forum is broken and does not practice its own rules.
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Washington State got a wakeup call today. (Message 1495941)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile j mercer
The news from the BBC is not good.

Up to 108 missing after US mudslide


Before and After the Washington Mudslide
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Washington State got a wakeup call today. (Message 1495651)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile j mercer
I live just south of Tacoma. The predominate weather direction is southwest to northeast for us.

1980 Mount st helens ash distribution pattern.

Potentially Active Volcanoes in Washington

If the pop is big enough and high enough it will go around the world and give every body a dose of ash. LOL
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Washington State got a wakeup call today. (Message 1494948)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile j mercer
Hopefully the wind is not blowing your way that week or it will be in your back yard for sure.

R0TFLMA0!!

On a side note; have you seen any of the pottery glazing done with St. Helen's ash or any volcanic ash for that matter? ;^)

Cool stuff...
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Washington State got a wakeup call today. (Message 1494735)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile j mercer
We had a pretty good shaker of 6.8 here in 2001 with the Nisqually earthquake. It put cracks in most of the homes here including ours.

All jest aside the mudslide is a tragedy and we have friends that have not check in from that area.

I am sorry but there are places I will not live in and or by no matter how beautiful and peaceful and serene they seem. Yes you could say I am taking my chances living here in the shadow of several mountains but I also take a chance every time I drive on the byways to the market.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Washington State got a wakeup call today. (Message 1494548)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile j mercer
Excessive rain in Washington State, surely you jest. LOL!

We woke up years ago thank you.

Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1492782)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile j mercer
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – The Outer Limits.


WOW! if you are trying to follow this thread the posts are appearing and disappearing like no tomorrow.

R0TFLMA0!!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1491306)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile j mercer
It is possible this was a person working through gender identity issues.

There are folks who take role playing games to this level of play.

Every large community has a couple of these players running around playing their games.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My best buddy is gone. (Message 1490513)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile j mercer
RIP Sagan the Cat.

I have a cats too.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Quip Of The Day (Message 1484169)
Posted 47 days ago by Profile j mercer
I saw this on another forum and wanted to start this new thread to seek out the quipsters, the profound and the downright silly of this forum. No salacious comments and keep it clean please.

The below post put me on the floor laughing my bum off.

**********
On the subject of children my mother always said,
"Throw the first two away."


(1927 Valdosta, GA)

Frances Nathan
1912-2010
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v2 (Message 1483455)
Posted 49 days ago by Profile j mercer
It's a turning tool. ;^)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v2 (Message 1482513)
Posted 51 days ago by Profile j mercer
Tried sending a message, but S@H says no such user? Anyway, I'll give him (or her) 48 hours.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/pm.php?action=new&userid=73943
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v2 (Message 1481130)
Posted 55 days ago by Profile j mercer
This is hilarious. ;^)


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