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by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: For the love of money
Replies: 20
Views: 3362

Re: For the love of money

You know, even though I'm not religious, that article resonated with me. I've noticed that the more I focus on money, the less I seem to get the opportunities to do what I really want in life. What I think I want is to build things of utility, durability, and beauty, which right now I can only do w...
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4385
Views: 549670

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Bye now, I'm going to get ready for the Maundy Thursday church service now.  I'll play more later.  Be sure to read Xan's post on Maundy Thursday in the Religion thread.  Very interesting.

.... Mountaineer
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4385
Views: 549670

Re: Figuring Out Religion

It's interesting watching a very devout Christian and an atheist anarcho-capitalist debate morality, and completely strattle my opinion on the matter.  Normally, I'd be MUCH more inclined to agree with the person using logic than scripture, but Xan is a lot more humble about the simple universal ap...
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4385
Views: 549670

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Have you considered our subjective "built in" moral compass, appreciation of nature, happiness, knowing that humans have intrinsic value, desire to think of future generations, and the gift of logic just might come from ...... drum roll ...... drum roll ..... drum roll ..... God the Father, God the...
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace
Replies: 19
Views: 2814

Re: Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Now I just have to break the habit of typing " g - o - o" into my toolbar Yep!  Depending on what browser you are using, there are a couple of extensions you may find useful:  Ghostery - allows you to block all kinds of tracking, AdBlock - blocks annoying ads, and WOT (web of trust) - indicates how...
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4385
Views: 549670

Re: Figuring Out Religion

It's interesting watching a very devout Christian and an atheist anarcho-capitalist debate morality, and completely strattle my opinion on the matter.  Normally, I'd be MUCH more inclined to agree with the person using logic than scripture, but Xan is a lot more humble about the simple universal ap...
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: To fully withdraw or not?
Replies: 32
Views: 4153

Re: To fully withdraw or not?

pugchief wrote: How disappointing to find, upon reading the first post, that this topic was about retirement accounts...    ;D
Interesting topic either way though.
And you were wondering if it was how to ensure or prevent all those potential little pugchiefs!  ;)
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace
Replies: 19
Views: 2814

Re: Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Alright, I need to find a new search engine.  I've been wanting to jump off the google bandwagon for some time anyway.  What are people here using for search engines? ixquick and startpage.... i tend to use ixquick more but they seem almost identical ixquick and startpage are the same thing accordi...
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Server Issues?
Replies: 29
Views: 6588

Re: Server Issues?

Update:  Connection Problems

"Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later."

The message when going to the forum website at 6:04pm EST, 6:17pm, 6:28pm, 6:38pm,  7:00pm, 7:57pm, 8:17pm,  April 16, 2014
by Mountaineer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: World's 10 best cities to retire on a budget
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: World's 10 best cities to retire on a budget

technovelist wrote:
Benko wrote: Sounds like we should all add learn Spanish to our things to do before we retire.
Probably. I believe Spanish is the first language in more countries than is any other language.
And here I always thought "the language of love" was the first!  ;)
by Mountaineer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Russian Fighter Jet Buzzes US Navy Ship What Should We Do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4495

Re: Russian Fighter Jet Buzzes US Navy Ship What Should We Do?

It was not exactly a close "overflight" (nothing nearly as exciting as Maverick buzzing the tower in Top Gun).  Close enough for weapons release (but that could have been almost a hundred miles) but not close enough to see a coordinated "flip-off" without good cameras.  I am definitely not a militar...
by Mountaineer
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4385
Views: 549670

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Fellow Christians, R E J O I C E ! ! ! This is our week.  Holy week from Palm Sunday, to Maundy Thursday, to Good Friday and culminating with Easter Sunday when Christ rose from the dead to assure our gift of eternal life.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was i...