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munga
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I think we might do better, mostly, to avoid each other entirely. Passing comments, no biggie. But engaging in discussion does not appear to work for us.
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I’ve been updating the Family History of the Bird branch of my family, some of who lived in Salt Lake City. There are hundreds of Bird Surnames there so I’m revealing nothing. To do this I use the latest version of the free software kindly supplied by the LDS. I just noticed that there seems to be a problem with it. I am unable to enter civil partnerships into the software. If I enter a male’s name I automatically get the request to enter a female’s name and visa versa. Do you think I should inform the LDS or are they already aware of the problem?
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You need to get the canadian or massachusetts version of the software. It is legal there. I think the california 2.0 version worked also, but the latest 8.0 doesn't...
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quote:
Originally posted by munga:
I think we might do better, mostly, to avoid each other entirely. Passing comments, no biggie. But engaging in discussion does not appear to work for us.

You are not alone in this assessment.
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And to be fair to Pete, I think there are just certain people that rub other people the wrong way. I know I bother people, for instance. [Wink]
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Now that’s clever, Lobo.
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People with different priorities never really get along. It's why we say that "beliefs" are one of the key predictors in marriage-stability.

Some people believe that it is acceptable for the civil law to dole out protection according to religious ideals, and I say it is entirely unacceptable and against my religion to dole out civil protections according to my religious ideals. I just think it is really really against God's plan for us, so I don't yield at all, and neither does my opposition. I also am very disheartened at the double-signals- the churches said to go to the civil courts, and when the gay folks did, the churches arranged for that to fail!

I try to be respectful but I probably don't always succeed. So, the threads turn sour here and there.

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quote:
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Now that’s clever, Lobo.

Actually, I wouldn't expect otherwise. The software is religiously-inspired and also entirely within the rights of the religion to write.

I wouldn't expect it to ever change.

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Elder Wirthlin just died.

I thought he was looking frail at the last conference.

Go in peace,

Munga.

[ December 02, 2008, 03:30 PM: Message edited by: munga ]

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Someone tell me quick, did I win the internet, yet?

Did I, did I, did I??

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We'll be sending you a bill shortly.
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Yippppppppppeeeee!
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'zackly. Congress will bail you out when they 'realize' the internet is too big to fail.

A similar argument supports my request that Medicare pay for my Viagra.

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I'm so brilliant!
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This is hilarious, I've been lurking for months and finally the posts I deem worthy of participating in are about penis innuendos and profanity. Just thought I'd post as many things as I can before I have to go to work, teehee.
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Heya IP. Not into the politics or the enforcement of irregular application of civil contracts, eh?

And that's fine.

Nice to see you.

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Well, when it comes to the politics, I'm most definitely more of a learner than an interjector.

And yes, I'm still around, just...not...completely.

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well, stay and have a cup of tea.
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Actually I have to go...you see my grandmother is on fire.

(reference to a transvestite stand up comic)

I'm off to work actually, till next time!

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goofball. seeyalater
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My fellowship application was approved! \o/ Looks like I'll have enough funding to finish my PhD after all [Big Grin]
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Congrats, Lina!
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Wowie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some good news for the season!
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Huge Stash of Marijuana Found in Ancient Tomb
Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Duuuuuude! The world's oldest stash of marijuana has been found in far western China, according to an article in the Journal of Experimental Botany.

An ancient Caucasian people, probably the Indo-European-speaking Yuezhi whose fair-haired mummies keep turning up in Xinjiang province, seem to have buried one of their shamans with a whopping 789 grams of high-potency pot 2,700 years ago.



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that is hilarious

way to sneak it into the country folks, as archeological finds!

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blech, what a day. I hate "transcript" days----- when I just sit and listen to people do stupid things, on the record, and continue in it for hours. Hours and hours. And hours.

nice to have some ornery - my boredom-cheat.

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It's kind of amusing to me how many middle-aged women are really going for younger guys these days. Like 90% of the emails I get on a certain dating site are from women who are all older than me, and there are many women my age who are pretty open about dating guys in their 20s.

There's nothing wrong with it, of course. I just find it interesting that it's gaining so much social acceptance, whereas it used to be something that not many women would admit to doing.

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My first girlfriend was almost half again as old as me. (30 to my 21)

It wasn't, overall, a good experience. For one thing, she tended to act like she always knew more/better than me, because I was basically a kid compared to her. She also had a problem enduring any correction when she was mistaken (she felt 'attacked').

Now my wife is 5 years younger than me and it works out much better, because she can accept that I actually am smarter and wiser. [Wink]

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It wasn't, overall, a good experience. For one thing, she tended to act like she always knew more/better than me, because I was basically a kid compared to her. She also had a problem enduring any correction when she was mistaken (she felt 'attacked').

Ah, the defense of victimology.
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I married a man five years older- he is both smarter and naturally kinder than me. I "work" on myself.
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Well, to be fair, they apparently get swamped with offers from younger dudes. So, you know, as long as everyone's happy, it's no skin off my teeth.
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Probably good for younger women too. The young guys get taught what to do by the older women who aren't shy and know what they want in bed (and pass it on to the younger guys), so the young guys aren't total losers in bed when they do have sex with a younger woman. (Not every guy is obsessed enough to do research. Like I tell my boys; Anything you want to know somebody has written in a book. (And no I'm not talking about 'just' Penthouse Letters [Smile] ) I've had to amend that advice form "In a book, to on the Internet, OR in a book. Hell, even I go to the Internet 'first' for info. Some changes are good. [Smile]

Oh, and Tommy; this is probably good all around for you Omeg and T. Eventually young girls are going to have to realize they need to put out if they want to keep up with older women that are staying hot much much longer than they used to. Thanks to science and physical training.

KE

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OSC actually had some idea like that in one of his books in the Ships of Earth series, the older women were called "aunties".
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Here's a webcomic called Hereville about an 11 year-old Orthodox Jewish girl that fights dragons and trolls.
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Since Storm Saxon has mentioned this a couple of times, I finally got around to visiting the webcomic. The summary as provided seems misleading because Mirka has so far not even seen her sword, which she has rashly left in the keeping of a troll currently incapacitated. And she has not even found a dragon, let alone fought one. But the webcomic does have a bizarre charm, and I enjoyed it.

http://www.webcomicsnation.com/barrydeutsch/hereville/series.php?view=archive&chapter=26339

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/health/05happy-web.html?ref=health

This stuff has me rolling my eyes:

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And a cheery next-door neighbor has more effect on your happiness than your spouse’s mood.
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There’s kind of an emotional quiet riot that occurs and takes on a life of its own, that people themselves may be unaware of.
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“if your friend’s friend’s friend becomes happy, that has a bigger impact on you being happy than putting an extra $5,000 in your pocket.”
OK, here we go:
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A study also to be published Friday in BMJ, by Ethan Cohen-Cole, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Jason M. Fletcher, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Public Health, criticizes the methodology of the Christakis-Fowler team, saying that it is possible to find what look like social contagion effects with conditions like acne, headaches and height, but that contagion effects go away when researchers factor in environmental factors that friends or neighbors have in common.

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quote:
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Here's a webcomic called Hereville about an 11 year-old Orthodox Jewish girl that fights dragons and trolls.
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Since Storm Saxon has mentioned this a couple of times, I finally got around to visiting the webcomic. The summary as provided seems misleading because Mirka has so far not even seen her sword, which she has rashly left in the keeping of a troll currently incapacitated. And she has not even found a dragon, let alone fought one. But the webcomic does have a bizarre charm, and I enjoyed it.

http://www.webcomicsnation.com/barrydeutsch/hereville/series.php?view=archive&chapter=26339

Glad you like it. [Smile]
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"If we only had a wheelbarrow that would be something."
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I spent from 7:30am till 5pm today making calls with my boss. Eight calls total.

One guy, the head of Bayer Chemicals TAR Division told me Monday he had audits to do Thursday and Friday and if I could catch him I could have a few of his minutes. Since the Gulf I, II, and 9-11 getting in plants is very difficult. But I had a good call at Bayer and as I was leaving I told my boss I wanted to try to catch this guy.

I called him and he said; sure he'd come pick us put at the gate. He took us back to his office and gave us the name to every Supervisor of all 8 units at Baytown Bayer. We are only doing business with one but have the contract for all of them. He and I hit it off so well he said he would introduce me to the Supervisors and help me all he could. My boss was muy impressed.

In fact, he texted me at 7:58pm to tell me what a great job I did today.

It was awesome! It couldn't have gone better.

I hope things are going as well for you guys. Or that they soon will. Y'all know how long it took for things to turn around for me, y'all were a big part of that, so whatever you do don't give up.

KE

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If Morgan Freeman was God it would be sooo cool.

Stacy says George Burns was better, but I say Freeman. (Although they were both great.)

KE

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Tom Waits makes a good god, too.
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