Show ALL Forums
Posted In Forum:

Home   login   MyForums  
 
 Author Thread: People over 30 that are not taken - something wrong with them?
 hungry_joe
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 885 (view)
 
People over 30 that are not taken - something wrong with them?
Posted: 7/5/2014 9:33:51 AM
Are people over 30 and not taken; is there something wrong with them? No. It really depends upon the person. Now was the person ever married? If so was there a reason for the divorce other than the couple could no longer get along. Not judging there, but that is an important factor. How do they get along with former partners? Are they still on good terms? Did it end because there was no longer a romantic interest between one or both parties? So I don't think we can get into the over generalization of why someone over thirty is alone. For all you know on a dating profile they might've been in a relationship but recently ended it. It is bad form after-all to bring up previous parings when seeking someone new. The best thing is to see if that person meets what you're looking for in partner. If so, chat them up and see if it clicks for you. As you get older, the type of person and pairing you're looking for changes. At least that has been my experience.
 hungry_joe
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 4 (view)
 
Still not working need a review.
Posted: 7/5/2014 9:24:21 AM
It's been a while since I've updated my profile. So I'm asking for a review. It's nice that they've changed the rules on this since the last time I've been here. There used to be a limit on the the reviews.
 hungry_joe
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 2644 (view)
 
do men actually exist that date women with kids??
Posted: 1/4/2013 3:51:03 PM
118 pages and no answer?
 hungry_joe
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 1398 (view)
 
full-time single dads
Posted: 12/29/2012 6:34:39 PM
I have been a single dad since 2006. Some women are okay with it, whereas for some women its a deal breaker. But that is to be expected, like some women like facial hair where others don't. Woman aren't monoliths, so the best advice I can give is talk to them and more importantly listen they will tell you how they are feeling. There is no reason to rush anything, because if your looking for a relationship you're not talking a matter of days, you're looking at months and hopefully years.
 hungry_joe
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Honesty and my marital status
Posted: 12/29/2012 6:27:53 PM
Widowed doesn't stop me from messaging a woman I think has potential. Divorced will give me pause, whereas Separated I avoid like a the plague mostly because I see as a convenient way for someone to cheat on there spouse when there is no intention to fully leave.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
PTSD success?
Posted: 12/4/2011 3:45:06 PM
I manage my Post Traumatic Syndrome. I have been working on it for years, the method they are using a type of reprogramming to my pre-war experience. I have flare ups but they are less frequent since I sought help. I do it more for my family and children, because they are the ones that end up emotionally hurt by outbursts.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 5 (view)
 
light speed results baffle Cern
Posted: 9/23/2011 5:59:51 PM
Quick thought on the subject. We've known for sometime that light cannot escape a black hole...one of the mystery's of the universe still yet to be full explained. We further believe, using Relativity in theory if not physically we could move through space time at a point faster then light in a worm hole. So wouldn't it sand to reason that could be something faster then light. Therefore consistant with physics. The real question is what applications could this inspire, or build upon?
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 90 (view)
 
Is dating in your 30's a DEAD ZONE????
Posted: 7/23/2011 2:34:51 PM
No I think that my prospects for dating in my 30's have vastly improved. Granted I had to take a few years to make myself a better package after my divorce. But I've notice that there seems to be waves in which people are looking to date, an ebb and flow. Like summer time people are looking to be out and socialize. So relax enjoy the ride and maybe the right one will just stroll in you life.

To the above, not all men are either gay, married, or with mental issues. There are a few out in the world that single/divorced without any issues.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 19 (view)
 
Single Parents dating eachother with childern of simmular age
Posted: 7/19/2011 6:23:35 PM
Right now I'm in the camp, my dates shouldn't meet my son, until we've been dating for months and things are pretty serious, so dating with kids simular age isn't that much of an issue. Though I have found that people with older children are in a different place in there life than me.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 18 (view)
 
Policy Letter to the President.
Posted: 1/27/2011 3:29:17 AM
Honestly it wasn't one thing or the other. It was some of the Clinton Era deregulation, Federal Reserve Policy under Alan Greenspan, then later under Bernake that allowed for the creation of bubbles. These economic bubbles pushed us into hyper-employment, and over inflated the economy. The tax cuts, were in a way to keep the bubble moving. We can also look at the W. Bush era, stimulus spending and see that him trying to put a floor on the deflation lead to have a greater fall in 2008.

But if you examine the Laufer curve "trickle down" economics it says that the economy is on a pendulum, too high a marginal rate and it slows down an economy. Too few taxes and you won't be able to fund the government and meet its obligations. The Republicans seem to miss the second half of this argument. Currently I think if we where to reduce the marginal rate by 10% across the board, you would see a stimulitve effect. This however needs to be coupled with a real cut in spending of 5-7% which should take us to about 2006/07 levels of fiscal spending. That would mean that the top marginal rate for an individual would be 25% of his income at the Federal Level. We should also cut the Corporate tax rate, and give incentives to keep manufacturers within the U.S. boarders.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 4230 (view)
 
When Religiots Strike
Posted: 1/26/2011 7:35:40 PM
Krebby but you paint with a broad brush like everyone was in a particular creed, was aiding the Nazis. Sure some where, while others were organizing to help Jews escape Nazi occupied Europe. So you can see you have both sides and sympathies in one particular organized religion. I think we need to be a little more specific here. Let's remember that Hitler also killed Christians in the death camps, as well as gypsies, homosexuals, political prisoners et criteria.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 20 (view)
 
My Freedom is not yours...
Posted: 1/23/2011 7:59:51 PM
As for me I would love to see OSDI Social Security retirement age rasied to 70 for those that are currently 56 and younger. You can cut taxes and get more money into the treasury. However, the trick is not to cut too much or too little. I would recommend a 10% Marginal tax rate reduction. I would eliminate or reduce some of the tax credits at the same time, such as the EIC, Child Tax, Mortgage. Controversial I know but a 2-5% cut on those credits won't harm the individual but will add exponentially to the treasury. I would reduce Federal spending levels to the 2005 era, with the emergency supplemental for the war factored into the cost of the true budget. That would be close to an estimated 30% reduction in Federal expenses. If this is done you could have a balanced budget in about 4-6 years, if GDP levels say level.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 59 (view)
 
Guys, harassment complaint at work?
Posted: 1/23/2011 7:46:40 PM
Scoots a little to the right. Passes a drink to the left.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 17 (view)
 
My Freedom is not yours...
Posted: 1/23/2011 3:00:59 PM
Igor, who posts thoughtful posts pointed out that there are other forms of governance.

Simple Political Theory: It is not all inclusive so I might miss some. These are political parties in the U.S. too. Some have more support then others.

You have Anarchy no Governance
Democracy Mob Rule. The greatest number of votes wins, and that is what is to be done.
Representative Republic, a system of laws and regulations legislation by representatives delegated by the governed.
You have Libertarianism a very limited role for government to protect private property, and individual security.
Constitutional party: Like Libertarianism, but are have a strict view of the U.S. Constitution and that the government cannot do anything out side of it.
Democrat-in general a thought of a will of the people.
Republican-in general a thought that the people should be governed by rule of law
Social Democrat-Found in Europe Mild form of Marxist theory that the state should provide for the welfare of the the people through the legislative process. It is much like a New Dealer philosophy.
Christian Democrat -Found in Europe- A thought that the will of the people should be looked at through the prism of morality. Also has mild Marxist leanings.
Greens-found in the U.S. and Europe. It is in an Evolutionary transition. But another mild form of Marxism, formed around the thought of deep ecology or environmentalism, that the government should primary focus on Ecological concerns, through mutual co-operation with other governments.
Socialist-Someone that thinks that people are inherently good, and that the government should bring about social equity. Mostly in Economic terms
Fascist- A type of Socialism where there is Government ownership of a Company but it run privately.
Nationalist- Someone that puts his or her country first.
Totalitarian- Complete state control.
Dictatorship- Single ruler with absoulte control of the economy and the people often having a police state.
Kingdom- Inherited rule of a country by birth, much like Dictatorship
Constitutional Monarchy Has a King or Queen as a Head of State, but has a Parlament with a prime minster as the head of the Government
Communist-Socialist State with a Command economy with a Dictator as its head. Often a single party system. There can be a Head of Government and Head of State or they can be merged into on person. Focus on centralized planning.
Theocracy- The Rule of a Religious elite, under a single state Religion. Examples are Iran and The Vatican.

Then you have the different economic models that influence political ideologies. You can have a totally Lassie fair Capitalist system, or a total command economy like Communist countries, where everything is centrally planed.

I suggest going to library and reading: Adam Smith, Hobbs, Aristotle, Pluto (Republic), Marx (Manifesto, and Das Capital) and John Locke then you will have a better political philosophy and you will be able to cut through most of the bull that both parties talk about. Republicans and Democrats are both screwing the American people and aren't holding true to the American founding. It will be for you to decide how far they should move.

Thus said Zarathustra.
Who is John Gault again? As Atlas Shrugged.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 57 (view)
 
Guys, harassment complaint at work?
Posted: 1/23/2011 1:58:11 PM
Huh? Can someone pass me the popcorn nom nom nom.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 4132 (view)
 
Does God exist?
Posted: 1/10/2011 11:22:43 AM
Quick comment. Scorpion Mover if you're interested in learning a little more about the "Doctrine" of the NOI (Nation of Islam) I suggest picking up a copy of copy of Malcolm X's biography. You will see Isaiah Mohammad the "Muslim prophet" (founder of NOI) and the beliefs he espouses.

There is more a history of Islam (Arab traders) engaging in the slave trade then there is of Jews. Sources coming forthwith.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml

It would be best to do a search under the Atlantic Slave trade.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 4129 (view)
 
Does God exist?
Posted: 1/10/2011 8:55:28 AM
Tribalism:
1. Tribal consciousness and loyalty' esp: exaltation of the tribe above other groups.
2.strong in group loyalty.

Reference source: Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 10th ed.

So as to who is right in the definition of tribalism, it appears both JMars and Naked lunch are. Both are acceptable in anthropology. It is for the reader to see the context of the argument to see how the definition is being applied.

I think we descended into this sub-clause around post 4060 (Scropionmover) Where we are trying to discuss the origins of Nazi's having Jewish decent. It has been long rumored that Hitler himself might have had Jewish Ancestry. But (SM) went to the book of Genesis, and Genealogy of Esau (that is Edom) and in particular his son, Amalek being from Germania. Outside of claiming this was part of the Talmud and not the Torah (first 5 books of the Bible) the location of settlement is wrong. ( Gen 36:12) Amelek was the chief of the Amorites (Gen 36:16), a people that settled in what is now Syria. Sumerian sources places those people at the location about 2400 b.c.e. (Wikipedia). This makes sense considering Esau settled in Seir which is a mountain range close to the Dead Sea, in modern-day Jordan. From this point it seems that we've been getting it half right since. JMars, explained the Etymology trying to correct this however, he was correcting the wrong thing. And it continues. It took me about 1 minute of fact-checking to see these errors and correct them. It just took a little longer to explain it in a coherent manner.

Oh how are we posting references APA, MLA or foot-note?
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
Policy Letter to the President.
Posted: 1/9/2011 7:03:09 PM
It did. I'm not sure how you could do it and still be true the the First Amendment?

But here are some of my thoughts on economic policy. Mind you this is just a thumbnail sketch and not completely formalized.

The world economic crisis has sent shock-waves throughout the global economy. With the crisis in Europe getting deeper, American debt and deficit levels increasing, and the weaking of U.S. currency through quantitative easing many are speculating another major economic collapse greater then the one of late 2007. We must take immediate measures to protect American interests, proactively lessen the effects of another collapse.

Concerns: As we devalue the dollar we also weaken the IMF which is mostly supported by U.S. fees. This can be a secondary catalysis of further collapse one that I see occurring in the next 12-24 months.
Another trigger to this collapse is the insolvency of the individual states (U.S. states). When California the 8th largest economy in the world is forced to declare bankruptcy you will see other states doing so which will cause other Nations to question how much longer before the entire country is bankrupt causing a further withdraw from the U.S. dollar.

Potential solutions: 1. Have Congress establish Dec 2010 home prices as the floor of the real estate market, then buy all distressed properties. This will be paid for with the authorization a 15 year Treasury bond with a 5% Individuals that are in trouble of loosing their home will, have the contracts sold to the country and will have an interest rate based upon income. The maximum rate of interest charged will be 8% . In doing so this will be a sustained and paid for program (not an unfunded mandate). This program would not be unlike the William D. Ford program offered by the Department of Education for student loans. The 15 year time frame on the bond is because that is the break even point for most homes, within a mortgage cycle allowing the interest to have been paid for buy the individual in the FHA directed program.

2. Require business that operate or do business in the United States to maintain 25% of manufacturing of its products and or parts within the geographic boarders of the United States. Service Economy fail, and this is not only an economic safe-guard, but a national defense one as well.

3. Should global confidence in U.S. currency fail to the point that other nations begin to remove it from reserve status, we must bolster our currency on placing it on the Sterling Standard to prevent total economic implosion.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 172 (view)
 
borderline personality disorder-any info?
Posted: 1/9/2011 10:44:18 AM
The thing about BPD is that eventually it effects the overall mental health of the care-giver. This is a neurosis that can't be aided with medicine alone like some other psychological disease. The question becomes how long is the care giver able to hold up under very stressful situations? Remember it will take years of intense therapy to help these people and often they have family members with the same neurosis making all that more difficult to treat.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 52 (view)
 
Catholic vs. Protestant
Posted: 1/9/2011 8:37:38 AM
Frankly doesn't Ireland have larger issues to worry about outside of Sectarianism? I mean the Republic of Ireland has had its economy bailed out by Germany. You have the rise of University costs, and the cost of living has increased. So my current response who cares, the Irish need to pull together and face the challenges ahead of them with re-guard to religious affiliation.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 5 (view)
 
Policy Letter to the President.
Posted: 1/9/2011 8:32:54 AM
I've been writing different things. The thing is that there is a word limit in which you can write (500). What makes it difficult for me, I tend to over-think things and the issues are so complex. I've been doing research on immigration, budgetary issues, and support of NGO's.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 169 (view)
 
borderline personality disorder-any info?
Posted: 1/9/2011 8:20:50 AM
Basically borderline personality disorder basically works this way:

Victim
Persecutor,
Rescuer.

All working in a triangle and they well assume the role of one. This is how they "know" love. As it was stated here it takes many years of professional treatment to get them right. I recommend finding someone that has lots of experience with these people, because they can run over a green-pea therapist. DO NOT TRY AND FIX THEM YOURSELF. Get a professional to do it.

It is a lot of heartbreak too. I would say if they have borderline personality disorder, cut sling and save yourself a lot of pain.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 143 (view)
 
Is Fox News Evil or Stupid?
Posted: 1/9/2011 7:50:08 AM
Awww Forget about it I get my news from several sources sometimes HLN, CNN, MSNBC, FNC, the internet (google news) the, News and Observer, Fayetteville, News, radio. yada yada yada. I think most folks do, so it doesn't matter too much. I figure most people are in the middle and lean a little one way or another depending on the topic. Happy New Year everyone.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Policy Letter to the President.
Posted: 12/18/2010 6:18:17 PM
I am working on an application for a fellowship program. As one of the requirements of this application, I must write a policy letter to the President of the United States. So here's the topic: If you had a chance to write a policy letter to the President what would the it Policy would you try to enact? And why?
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 918 (view)
 
Evolution.
Posted: 12/18/2010 6:13:38 PM
I was asking a serious question to fill in the gaps in my brain sometimes I just don't know it all. Scary huh? lol.

Paul K, On an unrelated topic I would like to pick your brain. You have a speical knowledge because your an immgrant. I'm applying to a fellows program at the White House, and as part of my application I have to write a policy memo to the President of the United States. I think I'm going to write one on how to address our immigration and how to help people enter the country legally. Sorry for the public nature of this message but your email setting wouldn't allow me to send this request to you in private. I think it could be the chance of a life time. So your help would be greatly apprechaited.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 122 (view)
 
Is Fox News Evil or Stupid?
Posted: 12/18/2010 5:30:26 PM
SpecificTruths you should go Libertarian, which is the biggest third party out there. You can look into them they're fiscally conservative, but on social issues defer to freedom. So on socical issues like drugs, abortion, prostution...its no one's business but your own. Down side is the big parties got the game rigged that it seems every 2 years that your pettioning to get your party on the ballot. NC you can be unaffilated and vote one of 3 ballots Dem, Rep, or Unaffilated.

I'm a Democrat. But a Conservative one. I got tired of the Republicans, if I'm going to deal with a corrupt official at least with the Democrats I know what I'm going to get. Though it is less then desired.

Oh Fox is okay. I think that all the cable news programs are silly. Go read a news paper. WSJ or NYT hopefully both so you have balance.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 916 (view)
 
Evolution.
Posted: 12/18/2010 4:45:28 PM
So now we are speaking about the evoloution of the agruement? Though I will return and steal Krebby's explaination a place it in another place. He will get full credit for it of course. But sometimes it is better to use someone else arguement when it is explained better.


Can someone please explain to me the evolutionary process of sea creatures Certeians I think to Bone Fish. I went to the Natural History Museum in Raliegh and I didn't see a through explaination there. I may have missed it.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 108 (view)
 
Is Fox News Evil or Stupid?
Posted: 12/12/2010 1:46:02 PM
You do understand that "Public Finance" is "Government Finance" or a government option? I took a whole economics course on Public Finance. We spent a long time on Social Security which is really OSDI. You see that those that want more government influence have been shading words too like using softer terms like Social Security vs. Old Age Survivors and Disablity Insurance, or Public Finace vs. Government Finance. So who is really shading the truth, and who is useing less discriptive languge?

My vote is that all news programs are biasised. Fox isn't evil, nor stupid. I may not agree with it but my disagreement mean that it is flawed or somehow corupt.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 68 (view)
 
Required Tipping???
Posted: 12/12/2010 1:26:41 PM
Aaah, Snow-birds eventually become half-backs. FL taxes are too high for the New Yorkers, so they immigrate to NC. (Im not a half-back I'm a transplant there's a difference) Rude is Rude Cheap is Cheap. So what does it matter? I just came back on here to say hi to lizzbeth.

:Drops Flash bang and disappears.:
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3774 (view)
 
Does God exist?
Posted: 12/2/2010 3:40:20 PM
Is off to a Pagan ceromony...a Christmas tree lighting. Ancient Germanic people used to believe that spirits lived in the trees, and they would light them around the solstice to keep the evil away. Going off on a siding on this train of thought this is also why we knock on wood. But that's for another time. I don't mind the Pagan roots to some of my rituals it makes for a nice holiday. But remember why Christians took over Pagan sun rituals to link them to the Son of God with the Sun. Both bringers of light. Well when we examine it on the whole. Every religion has its scars.

I'm still examining my place in the universe.

Still wondering how it all works.

And still believing in God and Science.



And hoping everyone has someone to snuggle this holiday season.

Oh to my Jewish Friends Happy Hannuka. Enjoy the Festival of Lights.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3763 (view)
 
Does God exist?
Posted: 12/1/2010 3:24:52 PM
Has a nice calming tea, and contemplates his place in the universe.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Can I come here for fashion tips (holiday party)?
Posted: 11/20/2010 2:39:42 PM
OP you live in NY so a simple black dress that is loose on the bottom and might be a little more form fitting on the top...think sundress, nylons, and some thigh high boots with heals bingo your done. And easy to get rid of because it is good for any occassion. Wear a pea coat overtop so you can stay warm in the winter air and still be fashionable. If you like you can add like a red scarf for color. Simple costume jewlery to dress it up. Hope it helps.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 10 (view)
 
What are some recycled gifts for boyfriend?
Posted: 11/20/2010 8:31:33 AM
If you're crafty you can make a scrap book of your memories. Or you can knit a afghan blanket. Blankets are always good and useful. Who knows you both might be snuggling under it someday.

Little things that he might like its not how expensive something is or how many bells and whistles it has but, how much thought goes into it.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3550 (view)
 
Does God exist?
Posted: 11/20/2010 8:01:05 AM
Earlier in this post someone asked: "How could people of faith loose such things like the Ark of the Covenat?" Well we turn to history for this answer and the first disporia, when the Persian Empire under Xerxes, conqured Israel, and Juda. As in those times, and even in these the treasures were sacked and the taken back to Persia. So technically it wasn't lost it was stolen. So there is a possiblity that the Ark could be discovered.

Noah's Ark can't be found, sorry wood decays and over the centuries, barring some enviromental factors that might petrafy it (which is unlikely). Noah's Ark will never be found.

As far as God having spokes people, I don't think so. I believe in God and I believe in science. I just don't have an Evanglical (Born Again) view of Christianity. The Bible is an interesting read. It's got poetry, history, creative writing (myth Genesis) and anthropology.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3533 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/19/2010 3:20:03 AM
For a nation to survive there can only be one law, that applies to all, otherwise we are doomed to factionalism. Islamists (political movement) is trying to weaken America and other Western powers by trying to have Shiria applied to the followers of Islam this is why I am against it. To take a bible quote a house divided amongst itself cannot stand. Mosques I don't care about them I have the mosque chapel right around the corner from my office on Ft. Bragg.

As to the clown example it could be said that they were trying to insight a riot, or if the flour or water go on the extremists it could be considered assault. There is more to the story there then what you proved to read.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3530 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/18/2010 5:29:13 PM
Didn't the Liberal methaphoriclly burn a witch that O'Donnel lady. Lol. And I puppy NC last I checked was firmly placed in the bible belt. However most folks are nice, though they talk a more religion then I would like.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3527 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/18/2010 4:32:37 PM
Free Speech is about protecting "unpopular speech" To tie it back to our conversation an atheists right to say they simply don't believe. Because it is the minority opinion. Just sayin.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3520 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/17/2010 9:03:54 PM
Buddhism is about detatchment from the world so an individual can obtain Enlightenment.

You have the 4 precepts.

And the 8 princples.

How a person gets there is determined by sect. This religion is more cosmic in nature then it it ab0ut a deity.

I promise that Iwill post the more detail but its midnight my time and I have to get up early in the morning. As a side note I had a very nice date with a woman I met here tonight. So maybe there is a God and mericles happen.

BTW not all religions have eternial torment.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3507 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/17/2010 3:38:09 AM
3508 Gotta run out the door so I got to make this quick.

Manifest Destiny had nothing to do with orginaized religion per se. It was a general belief that the United States should reach from ocean to ocean, and be a contentinal country. Detail to follow.


Coperincus whom Galleio was working off of was a Polish monk. Bacon was as a religious minster. Historical facts. Galleio was placed on house arrest for bascially violating a contract. Detail to follow.

A religion military complex. Nah, not even close. Which religion which military? Are we talking about Leftist (Communist) Liberation Theology? If we are there is somehing to say there. But this goes to my earlier point of religion being political.

Off to serve God and Country. Will look forward to reading and responding this evening.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3501 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/16/2010 5:16:49 PM
Amatures use the hard sell. Professionals persuade. If you know your product, and it is a good product it would it will sell itself.

You have to ask for the sell. But there's a difference between baggering a person and asking them to put there name to the paper.

On high end items you buy more the sales person then the product. Because on big ticket items there are a few differences between, a bell here or a whistle there.

I believe in God to. Should a person choose to believe or not that's there business but if they want to know about my faith I will share. I also don't hide my faith. Yet is my faith.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 12 (view)
 
whats wrong with disabled single fathers?
Posted: 11/16/2010 4:56:20 PM
Has nothing to due with either being disabled or a single dad. I have disablities which I see more as limitations because of my military service. And I'm a single dad. I get dates, and some from of which come from here. As someone has said be postitive, people like happy people. I don't mention my disablities, and I don't use the cliche of my kids are my life. But if you were reading a profile from a woman that says she has a disablity and has 3 childern that she is rasing by herself wouldn't that raise red flags in your head? If so why wouldn't that raise a red flag a potential dates head?
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3499 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/16/2010 4:13:34 PM
Done the sales thing, and made a good living off of it. I sell Life insurance part-time as a duely State licenced independent agent, for a large well known company. I perfer the soft sell, vs. a hard sell approach you know persuade people. If someone give me a hard no I leave them alone, I would just be wasiting my time. A soft no I have room to work and convince.

Margo Who are you calling a Bible thumper?

Earth Are you really calling Evangilists animals and if so why?
BTW you can be successful in sales with out being a jerk.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 29 (view)
 
Is there a translator here that can translate lines.
Posted: 11/16/2010 3:58:35 PM
The FBI, is one of many agencies that can check into your background. Most Defense Agency checks are done by a contractor. ISUS. As someone said the biggest pain in the neck is filling out the SF 85 or SF 86 depending on what kind of clearence you need. Then there's different types. NAC, Confidential, Secret, Top Secret, Top Secret with Speical Compartintalized Investagaion...etc. The largest pain in th neck is remember all the people that knew at places and not repeating them.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3493 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/16/2010 2:30:19 AM
I tried the door to door thing once. It was January and very cold. But I was told by the more agressive sales people you want to go to the No Solicitors houses because they usally are the first to buy. It drew them to that persons door like flies. Theres a difference between a sales person "Elextrolux, Fuller Brush, Avon, etc." trying to make an honest buck and someone trying to Evanglize. I'd rather have the sales person at the end of the day I can choose to listen and buy and I will have something for it.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3489 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/15/2010 4:16:24 PM
Scorpiomover, I think that your posting rebuttal may not fit under the freedom of speech paradigm. Well at least not perfectly. As that forums are presented in the written word, that would be more freedom of press. Both are forms of expression, but not exactly the same.

Thank you to Albeian and Stargazer you have given more to think about. I will be back with more questions after further reflection.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3482 (view)
 
Does God exist?
Posted: 11/15/2010 3:01:44 AM
Neanderthals were the first gr0up of humans to have religion and bury their dead. Therefore, they had some concpet of reason. And reasoned of an afterlife. Now if we want to take to a theological question in particular Christianity, when when Jesus died he forgave there "sins" and they were allowed to enter heaven like all the other good ancient peoples. The particualarlly bad ones in my understanding (rapists, murders, etc) were not. But then again only God can say who will and will not go to heaven.

As to reason. Most people are able to reason even those that are developmentally disabled. Meaning they have a concept of right and wrong. We've gone over this before, and I've pointed out where you're wrong. People are not born in vegetative states.

Where prayer is effective the jury is out. There has been studies where it has been shown to help pateints. Again we can take it to the theological and we can discuss the whole cannonization process, which pray has a big role in making someone a saint. You know the 2 miricles attributed to the saint after someone has prayed to them for there intercession to God. I guess this would be a good point to say the the person that is being considered for Sainthood has been dead, normally for a period of no less then 5 years. Most times decades.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3472 (view)
 
Does God exisit?
Posted: 11/14/2010 7:44:30 PM
My understanding of God of why He (Using the Christain Monotheistic God model) wants act the way he does is the same reason that we lay boundaries down for small childern. To keep them from harm as best we can. Does this mean that the small child will always listen to us? Of course not, but we have at least given them guidence as to the right course of action to take.

Let's take this model and apply it to the Christain Bible and its contridictions. As a child grows, learns, understands, and reasons we loosen the rules and the boundaries in which we place on this child a time he or she is fully matured to (in our hopes) to leave a good upright life and be a full member of society that can choose the right course of action. I will now state that we are talking about humans and not angles here so of course we will succum to vice and temptation from time to time. But as a measure we want more virture then vice. Or to put it another way how you treat and the rules for a 5 year old are not the same for a adolecent. Becuase the adolecent has a greater understanding right and wrong, greater conginative skills, and we hope a firm understanding between right and wrong. So if we look as God as a parent (God the Father) we can see that he has seen that we've matured as a species, a people, sociologically that he can loosen the rules, but not so loose that we will end up causing great harm to ourselves, others, or our planet. Who knows it might be in God's plan that we will not need him, but want to be with him like we want to be with and visit our parents.

Then again I could be off the mark and we're all doomed. Oh well.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3 (view)
 
multiple homes
Posted: 11/14/2010 4:59:39 PM
^^^ Agreeed. My son splits time between his mother and I daily. He is the most well behaved, sweetest, smart child you will ever meet. And this others saying this too, not just one parents opinion. Oh my son did the daycare, now pre-school thing. Like I said he is very well adjusted and very popular. So don't stress about it.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 3462 (view)
 
Does God exist?
Posted: 11/14/2010 1:13:17 PM
Granny told me never to argue religion, politics, or unions....to bad I didn't listen.

Scorpio easy brother. We all have something to say. I think you both add to the conversation. Nothing personal here just different points of views.
 gadgetdoc
Joined: 6/24/2006
Msg: 24 (view)
 
Is there a translator here that can translate lines.
Posted: 11/14/2010 9:41:40 AM
OP the quote only makes sense if he lives in particular regions of the country. Like in D.C. or NOVA (Northern Virgina) [CIA, NSA, DIA DHS], Ft. Bragg, (the Darkside as we call it, Delta Force) Los Alamos, Area 51, Skunkworks, or Defense Language Institute. But most Secret Squirel types can say I work for the Federal Government in Defense. I cannot get into too much detail due to the sensitivity of my work. The only people that I know can't talk about what they do at all are the Darkside boys. And they have a nice cover about what they do.
 
Show ALL Forums