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Funean
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Welcome, d'Yer and ken! You are Wrong.

(amazing how adding that comma changed the first sentence from a barked command to a friendly greeting)

d'Yer, that sounds like a version of "D'oh!" Or is it just a spelling variation on your name or profession?

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I am a Presbyterian and I believe in predestination and free will but I see those are at odds and they are not useful things to believe in.

Oh, how perfectly, splendidly Ornery. (and unless OM moved both of your posts, the introductory post seems to be in exactly the right place. You're still wrong, of course. [Smile] )
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hobsen
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The posts have not been moved, and seem appropriately positioned. Welcome to Ornery!
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d'Yer
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Well it was originally just Dyer, but because of some complications with registration I had to come up with a new name. I decided that adding an apostrophe kept the original idea intact the best.

Its kind of a phoneticall spelling of my name, and also reminds me of an excellent Led Zep song.

Thanks for the welcomes, and thankyou hobsen for your help with my registration issues.

d'Yer

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whitefire
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I've been reading here on and off for a few years. I once got sucked into a philosophy board for a few months, and it nearly turned into a full time job.
I put off registering here for that very reason.
I hope to be able to stay out of the way except for when I'm pretty sure I won't make a fool of myself.
It'll be good to be able to contribute, though.
Now for some obligatory personal information, I live in MD, work from home (why I avoided registering unitl now), and have 2 kids under 4. I like a great many things and I don't want to pigeonhole myself right off the bat so I'll just leave it at that.

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quote:
I hope to be able to stay out of the way except for when I'm pretty sure I won't make a fool of myself.
I've seen dozens of people write similar things in their introduction posts and then never post again.

I say jump on in. The rest of us can't hold up the burden of making fools of ourselves for ever. [Smile]

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Scifi - I'll try to uphold a reasonable standard of foolishness, then, but only when I know I can do it really well!
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Thanks for the welcome. I plan to make comments as seems reasonable.
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Hi,

I'm Marc, a 41 year old software engineer living just north of Chicago. I'm married with 4 kids.

I found the site after OSC's great article on the press hit the mainstream and have been a regular visitor ever since. The level of discussion on these boards is impressive and intimidatingly civil. It's easy to dismiss someone you disagree with when they are being nasty and irrational. It’s a whole other animal when their thoughts are well formed and presented.

On religion I'm agnostic. I mean this in the weak sense, that is I personally just don't know (and not from lack of trying ). On the same score, I have a visceral aversion to dogmatist of all schools be they traditional practitioners of faith or hard core evolutionist.

On politics I'd say I'm minarchistic. I do not trust centralized authority regardless of it's stated goals. Every tyranny of the resent past was spawned in altruism including Nazism. The only difference between the tyrants of the last and current centuries and those that precede them is their delusional indentification with the very people they subjugate.

I'll take my chances with the businessmen. Greed may be ugly, but its honest.

Wow, not sure where all that came from.

Anyway, Hello.

[ October 23, 2009, 03:59 PM: Message edited by: Xyphix ]

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Welcome Marc.
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Kuato
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Hey folkies, I see a lot of new names around here and would love to see more about you. I'm bumping this thread in hopes that you'll say hello.

-- and belated hello to asmalls4 especially-- scifi is one of my favorite non-liberals ") and it is a pleasure to meet you.

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"Non-liberal" - it's the new, less cliche replacement for "centrist."
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Well, I used to think of you as complete conservative. Maybe you never really were. I was thinking about it, and I can't remember when I've seen you take a hard right position, not in a long time. Yet, I tended to think of you as conservative and I don't remember why. But it wasn't at all supported by your positions..... so ..... had you morphed or had I not noticed a drift to center?

anyhooooo, I think what might matter most, is willingness to craft a win-win solution. Some people won't consider it, imagining that a creative solution with Americans is like negotiating with terrorists.

People deserve accommodation, mebelieves.

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When I joined this site I probably qualified as a conservative.

But I'm (now):
Pro-choice
Pro-SSM
Pro-legalization of a lot of stuff that is currently illegal

So definitely not solidly right wing.

But I guess compared to Ricky or somebody. [Wink]

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Watch out, scifi, someone will call you reasonable.
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Kuato
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Well, scifi, maybe you'll end up like me. I believe that everything preached by my conservative church will bring me happiness if I follow it. I believe that enforcing any of the beliefs upon anyone, even my own family, frustrates the Plan of Salvation and even our own growth, so I fight against that with all I've got.

I do feel.... uncategorizable, some days.

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quote:
Originally posted by Funean:
Watch out, scifi, someone will call you reasonable.

[LOL]

I'd be honored to share your pigeonhole, if only for a brief moment.

Well, you know what I mean.

But I'm not saying it'd be that brief for that meaning I didn't intend.

Damn, can I dig fast.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kuato:
Well, scifi, maybe you'll end up like me. I believe that everything preached by my conservative church will bring me happiness if I follow it. I believe that enforcing any of the beliefs upon anyone, even my own family, frustrates the Plan of Salvation and even our own growth, so I fight against that with all I've got.

I do feel.... uncategorizable, some days.

Oh, you're not uncategorizable.

You are, however, the only radical capitalist socialist libertarian prude I know.

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you forgot creationist.

[Big Grin]

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That exchange did make me chuckle.

[ November 11, 2009, 01:45 PM: Message edited by: hobsen ]

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kenmeer livermaile
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"I do feel.... uncategorizable, some days."

You're weird. See? Magic Category Wizard is the best thing since sliced Tupperware.

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HEY NEW PEOPLE-

INTRODUCTION THREAD HERE.

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Al Wessex
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You can call me Al, but you also can call me Alfred if you want. I've read a number of books on the history of England and think King Alfred of Wessex was an admirable fellow.

I lurked for about the past 6 months before deciding to join. I know how this place works and I'm sure I already have been Wrong.

I like talking about things that "matter" and things that are silly, too. Sarah Palin fits both, which I guess saves space.

The only thing about this place that I really don't like (REALLY DON'T) is intellectual deceit. It's as if transparently pretending to be open to discussion while pounding away on a pet position is worth anything. It's actually BORING, and I tend to lose interest in Ornery and go away for a while when people do it on a topic I care about. Fortunately, there aren't many here like that.

I'll read much more than I post, and I'll probably pop in and out, even when I'm interested.

I apologize in advance for being wrong, and for occasionally being nasty. But you'll have the real me all the time, even if I have a fake name.

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"The only thing about this place that I really don't like (REALLY DON'T) is intellectual deceit. It's as if transparently pretending to be open to discussion while pounding away on a pet position is worth anything. It's actually BORING,"

Da twooth.

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Al,

I understand Hugh Hewitt is still weighing whether or not to support Romney in this next election cycle. It's a real hot question.

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Huh? Does that relate to King Alfred, Sarah Palin, or, or...?
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Hi Ornery, greenandlonely here -- I'm a 23-year-old libertarian hippie with a Bachelor's in chemistry. I've lurked around here for about a year and finally decided to make an account and post something.
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Welcome.
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welcome!
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Hi.

I'm new posting here.

Cyber-stalking one of your long time members mostly. Mostly in a good way...mostly.

Please continue.

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TOmmySam has another groupie?
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*fweet!*

Overuse of "mostly" penalty. Give me twenty!

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Hi Kuato! There seem to be a lot of people on here who like my husband. [Smile] I am glad that he has so many other fans. But I will always be his number 1 fan. [Wink]
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I sort of missed this thread when I joined.

I am 26, married with one child and two dogs.

I am libertarian in most things, conservative in a few others. I favor low taxes, ending "morality laws" such as drugs/prostitution/gambling, and ending the excessive regulation. I support a strong US military, because if you want peace you should prepare for war.

I enjoy political discussions. It has always annoyed me that people can not discuss politics without getting their feelings hurt. Even bomb through incendiary language is all in good fun. I've met just a few people in real life who can go from yelling at each other about politics one minute and just hanging out playing games in another without anyone's feelings being hurt. Anyone who has friends like that... cherish em.

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Hi there you guys can call me Chris

I'm the son of a Independant Baptist pastor, and I have followed that belief. I'm currently going to college for a nursing degree (though I don't know if it's worth it with the new healthcare bill). I'll probably read more than post, but I'm very interested in political debates and philosophy. I'm also a big fan of OSC.
Being a Baptist, I am pretty conservative morally, and my politics tend to trend that way as well, but I admit that both parties have some good (and bad) leaders.

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Ok its been months.. and someone has to have joined....
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Hi y'all! I'm back! It's been about three years so I figured I should introduce myself again. I'm Carlotta, married with three kids and one more due in January. Religion: Catholic, Politics: more conservative than otherwise but I'm not impressed with the Republicans lately.

One thing I'm a lot more interested in than I used to be is economics and business. I now own a small natural parenting store (cloth diapers, baby slings, nursing supplies, etc) and have definitely become a big fan of capitalism as a force for good.

I'm still working on figuring out how often I'll be around - often enough that I can stop annoying my real-life friends with trying to debate them, but not so often that I ignore my kids. [Smile]

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Welcome back, Carlotta. Any time you can spare will be appreciated.
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I'm a 62 year old retired teacher in Southeastern,Ohio. I'm now a part-time farmer. We sell produce in the summer and are considering specializing in strawberriews.
My wife and I have been married for 39 years and have three adult children. Currently at home are my wife and I, my 103 year old father, three Great Pyrenees dogs, one 15 year old American Paint horse, two cats and a 6 foot black snake we call Herman. Thought about shooting Herman, but now that we've given him a name I hate to do that. We have a deal. As long as he stays outside, he lives.

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Yay, more people from my part of the world! (I'm originally from Morgantown, WV)

I find your Herman policy an excellent example of the art of reasonable compromise.

Welcome to Ornery! You are, nonetheless, wrong. [Smile]

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30 yearold father of 6 (blended family) student studying to be a teacher. Wargaming and history fanatic. Did I mention I was an Aussie and LDS, though I am a little more liberal than my bretheren.
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