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Taquoshi

Member Since: September 01, 2010

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  • [3] September 12, 2014 at 4:45pm

    I spoke with a local police officer about the vehicles that stop one or more car lengths from the stop line on the road. His comment was that he thinks they are people who have gotten automatic tickets from traffic cams. Also the hesitation when the light turns green appears to be in response to the number of people who do run red lights.

  • [5] September 11, 2014 at 11:11pm

    I think that the 312 people who were wrongly convicted and later proved innocent by the Innocence Project during the last 25 years would most likely disagree.

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/How_many_people_have_been_exonerated_through_DNA_testing.php

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  • [5] September 2, 2014 at 4:47pm

    There’s a reason they call it “Twitter”.

  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 4:41pm

    I wipe a tear from my eye!

  • [54] August 28, 2014 at 3:42pm

    Somebody said something I don’t like…..Wahhhhahhhhahh!!!!!!!

    I’m such a VICTIM!!!!!!! Boooooo Hoooo!!!!!!!!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Okay, kiddies, time to get out of the wading pool and grow up.

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  • [1] August 26, 2014 at 6:43pm

    Actually, I do think the UK and US urged him not to send them. Personally, I was hoping he would give them one way tickets.

  • [5] August 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

    I was thinking that maybe the feminist group that wants to create a world with only 10% of the male population could move there.

  • [6] August 23, 2014 at 9:41pm

    This gave new meaning to the expression “bad @$$”.

  • [10] August 14, 2014 at 7:45pm

    I’m suspicious simply because the last round of stories about incidents like this turned out to be FALSE because the couple had their copy of the receipt. Also this begs the question as to why a sales clerk handling a purchase of ear pods would even know or care about the customer’s sexual orientation, unless the customer made a pass at the clerk. Even so, why write it on the receipt? Nope, this doesn’t pass the smell test at all.

  • [4] August 14, 2014 at 7:17pm

    Thank you, Daithi. There was an article on another website about how people perceive atheists negatively. I simply posted that my only impression of atheists came from the numerous lawsuits they had filed. That’s all I said. I didn’t say if I agreed or disagreed with the suits. I was surprised at how many responses said, “We were right to sue” and other responses were negative. After the first 10 or so negative responses, I posted my second comment, which was “Thank you for proving my point.” That was simply more fuel to the fire. Only two out the 15 or so responses actually had people who were concerned that the lawsuits and the borderline hostile responses to my posts would create a negative impression. I found that very interesting — and sad.

  • August 13, 2014 at 11:45pm

    I read a number of Robin Williams stories simply because when I first saw the news of his death it was immediately linked to the phrase “apparent suicide” and I really, really, really didn’t want that to be true. I was dazzled by his comic genius and the way he could do impromptu ad lib. Absolutely phenomenal.

    If someone actually did post a link showing a suicide, I would not watch it. In 1974, there was a news briefing going on and young woman who was anchoring the news that day committed suicide on TV. The footage was confiscated by police and eventually given to her family. That’s the earliest one I know about, although there have been several since.

  • [6] August 13, 2014 at 11:15pm

    Robin Williams’ mind worked at warp speed and from what little I’ve been able to discern from the various reports, the pressure overwhelmed him. He did make a choice, one I so wish he hadn’t – for his family, for himself, for those of us who saw his comic genius, but not the tears of the clown. Like a meteor, he streaked across our skies and then suddenly was gone. And I think the thing that bothers people the most is that we had no idea he was in such pain. Therein lies the biggest tragedy.

  • [3] August 12, 2014 at 3:48pm

    Wait! Is that the Drifters I hear????

    Right smack dab in the middle of town
    I found a paradise that’s trouble-proof (Up on the roof)
    And if this world starts getting you down
    There’s room enough for two up on the roof (Up on the roof)

    Up on the roof (Up on the roof)
    Oh, come on, baby (Up on the roof)
    Oh, come on, honey (Up on the roof)
    Everything is all right (Up on the roof)

  • [8] August 12, 2014 at 3:41pm

    I can’t argue with your logic, 2012, but Officer Krebs is making a effort, which is more than many others would do.

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  • August 12, 2014 at 3:34pm

    Ah, yes, atheists are Angry and Steve Martin will explain….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogta8alHiU

  • August 12, 2014 at 3:23pm

    Thank you, Pi! I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    P.S. I’m stealing your response for the next round of believer vs. atheist.

  • [2] August 4, 2014 at 10:29am

    Dee –

    I’ve wondered about that myself and I think your explanation of many atheists being angry control freaks fits rather nicely. Otherwise I’m baffled about why atheists have things like atheistic fairs and frankly wonder what is the difference between their gatherings and a state or municipal fair. Or why there has been a sudden trend towards having atheist gatherings on Sunday morning. Or suing people because of a cross that is on government land in the middle of the desert that can’t even be seen from the nearest highway. Or a mountain top statue at a ski resort that’s been there for decades. I don’t get it at all, so your explanation helps alot. Thanks.

  • [6] August 4, 2014 at 10:17am

    There was a story on Disqus about atheists and I posted something very simple just pointing out the fact that my only impression about atheists came from their various lawsuits against people regarding crosses, signs and other “offenses”. Mind you, I never said whether my impression was good or bad, just that the lawsuits were the only source of my impressions . There was a barrage of “We were right to sue!”, “You are infringing on my rights!” (What rights were those? Not to be offended?) and “You wouldn’t last five minutes in our family.” (Who said I would want to?) Out of the fifteen or so responses, only two of them acknowledged that only hearing about atheists via their lawsuits might not create the most positive impression. Everyone else was either angry or defensive. When I thanked them for proving my point, the respondents were baffled and couldn’t figure out why I might feel that way. Go figure.

  • [8] August 1, 2014 at 4:54pm

    I’m sorry,paper, but did you actually read the opening line of the story? It contained the phrase “on a popular trail “. Now, I realize that in this day and age, there are those who quibble over words, but even so “Popular” means that a lot of people enjoy using the the trail. This is different from “isolated”.

    The article goes on to say “he attack and is believed to have been taken off the trail into the woods by her attacker. She is then thought to have crawled back toward the trail where she was seen.”

    I am not going to blame the victim for this. While she might have been better prepared, she almost paid for it with her life. I hope she fully recovers and is even more beautiful than before.

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  • [7] July 31, 2014 at 6:09pm

    Apparently a J.D. Hall, who is someone who dislikes his father started reading all of Braxton’s tweets and found a photo of Braxton kissing a girl. Somehow or other that photo was twisted into “immorality” and the person started tweeting Braxton. Mind you, this was a fifteen year old, not someone who was 26 or 30.

    A site called Do Right Christians has a posting “Braxton Caner Tragedy Part 1 and the author of the piece seems to be fairly close to the ground on this awful event.

    Sadly, there are several remarks in the essay about Calvinists and as someone of the Reformed faith, I wish I knew more of what was going on. One thing I will say, though, is that there are people in the world all across the spectrum who are willing to destroy others who aren’t of the exact same mind set or world view as themselves. It’s not just limited to Calvinists. However, that still does not give the person who goaded Braxton a pass. Harassing children because you don’t like their parents or disagree is not something I consider adult-worthy.

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