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by jacksonM
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4315
Views: 716739

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Yeah, pretty major hammer. Balance would suggest you also quote verses 1-14. And oh yeah, the next chapter puts it all in context which I always find to be useful information. Arguably, the hammer came down as described. Pick one, Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans. Any would likely do for fulfilling t...
by jacksonM
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4315
Views: 716739

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Yeah, pretty major hammer. Balance would suggest you also quote verses 1-14. And oh yeah, the next chapter puts it all in context which I always find to be useful information. Arguably, the hammer came down as described. Pick one, Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans. Any would likely do for fulfilling t...
by jacksonM
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4315
Views: 716739

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Following is an interesting discussion of God and why bad things happen. There is a longstanding tradition in Lutheran theology (going back to Luther) of distinguishing between God's proper work (that of loving, caring for and saving humanity) and His alien work (His wrath over and punishment of si...
by jacksonM
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

Ladies and gentlemen, we have another recanter. https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/1863210002 Of course she recanted. Now that the white male patriarchy is fully entrenched on the supreme court and the Nazis have complete control over all the branches of government she probably feared for her life. (I'm ...
by jacksonM
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

On a slightly related note, Harvey Weinstein has an accuser who was 16 at the time, 16 years ago. https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawsuit-alleges-harvey-weinstein-sexually-assaulted-girl-16-235845622.html Also somewhat related to Kavanaugh, I haven't heard from any liberal (either personally, online or ...
by jacksonM
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

On a slightly related note, Harvey Weinstein has an accuser who was 16 at the time, 16 years ago. https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawsuit-alleges-harvey-weinstein-sexually-assaulted-girl-16-235845622.html Also somewhat related to Kavanaugh, I haven't heard from any liberal (either personally, online or ...
by jacksonM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 771
Views: 159535

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Scary thought of the day.... Given Newton's third law, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, what will be the effect of the pipe bomb incident on the psyches of those on the far left? None. Their TDS is already stage 4. Did you see Pat Buchanan's article today, comparing th...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 771
Views: 159535

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Scary thought of the day....

Given Newton's third law, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, what will be the effect of the pipe bomb incident on the psyches of those on the far left?
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Man in the High Castle
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Re: The Man in the High Castle

Just finished binge watching the third season last night. Now I'm depressed because I have to wait a whole year for season 4. Having heard it was going to get more into the parallel universe stuff I thought it might get silly but it was quite fascinating. My only complaint is that now I think I'm go...
by jacksonM
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 771
Views: 159535

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Sorry to have brought up the subject of abortion. What I was trying to say in my post about Democrats is that for years I voted the way Sophie did, just from the opposite end of the spectrum. It wasn't so much that I favored Republicans but that Democrats disgusted me. Learned my lesson in 2000 when...
by jacksonM
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 771
Views: 159535

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I used to think of the left as being kinder to individuals, while Republicans were cold-hearted corporate shills. The Left recognized that people can have misfortunes e.g. they can get sick or get into accidents, and that the measure of a person is not the extent to which they can avoid these thing...
by jacksonM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets
Replies: 48
Views: 12047

Re: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets

I see that Spartacus wants to give all poor kids a $50k nest egg for a decent start in life https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/22/17999558/cory-booker-baby-bonds . Details about who would qualify as poor are sketchy. Sounded like race might be a factor from the article. Probably cheaper...
by jacksonM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 4775

Re: Nerds! Help!

No idea what the prices in Philadelphia are like compared to NYC, but I'm paying $58 for internet service alone. For a landline, I bought an Obitalk ($50 for the box) and use Google Voice. Monthly cost is zero. Google Voice has its issues like dropping calls, but if that gets too annoying there are...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 4775

Re: Nerds! Help!

Okay, this is kind of jogging my memory now. Even though it was only about 10 months ago that I switched from FIOS to WOW (and FIOS was Frontier by then) it seems like ancient history. With WOW there is now only a single device that functions as both a cable modem and WIFI router. I was thinking tha...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 4775

Re: Nerds! Help!

Of course they will, Out of the kindness of their hearts and $12/month. I'd rather have my own hardware. I had my own router when I switched to FIOS. I had to plug it into the back of the modem via an ethernet cable to get it to work. One day my router broke so I just switched over to using the FIO...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 4775

Re: Nerds! Help!

Verizon will give you everything you need. You don't need your own router any more. I had Verizon for a long time but I currently use WOW (sucks in comparison, BTW). The box they installed functions not only as a cable connection, but also an internet router and media gateway for streaming to your T...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Mega Racket is now $1.6 Billion
Replies: 23
Views: 5937

Re: The Mega Racket is now $1 Billion

I wondered why everyone was talking about it. Can you win and stay anonymous? I think this depends on the law in the state where you live, but if you win you are stuck in a catch-22 situation. They tell you to sign the back of the ticket immediately if you win so nobody can hit you on the head and ...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Mega Racket is now $1.6 Billion
Replies: 23
Views: 5937

Re: The Mega Racket is now $1 Billion

Just learned that I hit the Mega Ball on Tuesday's drawing.

Now I have to decide whether to put my $2 winnings towards a can of beer at the convenience store or let it ride for $1.6 billlion.

It'll be a tough decision.
by jacksonM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 153
Views: 47153

Re: Purpose of the PP

Retirement/lifetime savings. Includes emergency fund. Me too. HB said it's for the money you can't afford to lose and currently all of mine falls into that category. I found the PP in 2008 after the meltdown by googling "Safe Portfolio". It pointed me to the book called "Fail Safe Investing" and I'...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Politics in investment boards
Replies: 10
Views: 2880

Re: Politics in investment boards

I think we have something similar to Godwin's Law at work here ("As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1"). It would go something like this.... As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a negative attack on Donald Trump appro...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

Just curious-- Why would you "commend" her for a lifestyle that requires you to subsidize it, and that might cause her to be permanently handicapped as a result? No offense meant, but since you seem to be aware of the problem, it seems like a natural question. Was just looking to put some positive ...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

I'm still raising a 22 year old millenial. She was adopted so she she's not infected with my baby boomer genes. On one hand I could commend her for the minimalist lifestyle she is leading. She doesn't drive a car but walks to work every day to her part time job that provides her with all the money ...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

I spent most of my professional life in the military, and personally I am pretty positive on the younger generation. I've spent a lot of time with the younger crowd in that environment and a church environment. They are more team and group oriented than the baby boomers and to me hearken back to a ...
by jacksonM
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

I spent most of my professional life in the military, and personally I am pretty positive on the younger generation. I've spent a lot of time with the younger crowd in that environment and a church environment. They are more team and group oriented than the baby boomers and to me hearken back to a ...
by jacksonM
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 54431

Re: Kavanaugh

Things could get a lot uglier. Given the current climate I would almost predict that they will...... https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/partisan-warfare-will-shatter-our-constitution/ Article III does not prescribe the size of the Supreme Court; Congress does. For decades, the number o...