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by Desert
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 77
Views: 3402

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

Ochotona, that was a nice summary.
by Desert
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 77
Views: 3402

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

PS - great to hear from you. I started to put this in the religion thread but was afraid it would lose the context. I'll keep it brief. Your post struck as quite harmonious with the LCMS confessional Christian view: God is in charge of everything and everything we have is a gift from Him. "It's all...
by Desert
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 69
Views: 4890

Re: What's going on with silver?

Pirate attack? My canoe capsized and all the precious metals went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. There you have it...I’ve been arguing for months that gold ETFs are safer than physical. :-) You've convinced me, that's for sure. Also, I'm not going canoeing with ochotona a...
by Desert
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 232
Views: 12029

Re: Kavanaugh

I'm still officially open minded on this, but it's not looking real good for Kavanaugh. The second woman appears to have many classmates backing her claims. I haven't heard much about Avenatti's client/accuser yet. A few other thoughts: 1. Gorsuch managed to be confirmed quite easily. So either Soro...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 4930

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

dualstow wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:47 pm
O0
Barbarous relic/
why do I even hold thee/
autumn depression
Nice! 8)
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 232
Views: 12029

Re: Kavanaugh

That's the thing about the Supreme Court: they can change settled law. Well, they can change previous interpretations. Since abortion was enshrined as a right not in any law, not in any document, not by any state, and not by any vote, it can be overturned just as easily as it was invented. That it,...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 232
Views: 12029

Re: Kavanaugh

Interesting post, moda. Purely for humor value, I saw an article that Ted Cruz is telling voters that his opponent intends to eliminate barbecue if elected. Now that could definitely kick off Civil War II! (I haven't checked the accuracy of said article, I just found the idea pretty humorous. Dirty...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 232
Views: 12029

Re: Kavanaugh

Tyler, I agree with a lot of your post. I haven't done a whole lot of research on this issue, and like you, I'm fine with following the facts wherever they lead. Both sides will do whatever they can do to block appointments, as we saw with Garland. Hopefully the truth, whatever it is, will win out i...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 232
Views: 12029

Re: Kavanaugh

I'd like to ask one hypothetical question. Let's assume her claim is beyond a doubt proven true. That he did force his body on her, and put his hand over her mouth to prevent screaming from being heard, and was rip-roaring drunk. When he was 17, 30+ years ago. Who thinks that is disqualifying vs. n...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 232
Views: 12029

Re: Kavanaugh

Yeah, I think Cruz was making an attempt at good-natured humor. But, he's Ted Cruz, so he's not really funny. It reminds me of what Al Franken said (since we're on the topic of sexual deviants): “Here’s the thing you have to understand about Ted Cruz,” Franken wrote in the book. “I like Ted Cruz mor...
by Desert
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 232
Views: 12029

Re: Kavanaugh

Interesting post, moda. Purely for humor value, I saw an article that Ted Cruz is telling voters that his opponent intends to eliminate barbecue if elected. Now that could definitely kick off Civil War II! (I haven't checked the accuracy of said article, I just found the idea pretty humorous. Dirty ...
by Desert
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Health Care Cartels
Replies: 15
Views: 993

Re: The Health Care Cartels

The problem with concierge practices is that they still have to deal with the mountain of regulations that apply to documentation and billing. This is what is driving costs sky-high. In an earlier post, I explained that if you remove these obstacles from the already low-margin world of outpatient m...