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by columbus
Mon May 26, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: The Case for Reparations
Replies: 59
Views: 3179

Also, I'm gay. Can I hit up the Israeli government for a share in the "reparations" over Lev. 20 13? It has been beyond inconvenient in my life. I can give you the names and addresses of people who believe that Jewish people know what God thinks and therefore I should be denied the rights most peopl...
by columbus
Mon May 26, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: The Case for Reparations
Replies: 59
Views: 3179

Both my Mom and Dad's family were poor Irish trash starved into immigration in the late nineteenth century. Has the Queen set up an office where I can apply for compensation? Or does my being adopted mean my ancestral claims must go through bio parents? I'm pretty sure that they were similar. In con...
by columbus
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Florida man flies KKK flag
Replies: 14
Views: 733

[quote=""Sey""]Personally, I'm glad the bigots and wackos feel secure enough to let their freak flags fly. Better an above board bigot than covert operative.[/quote] It makes me happy to know that the KKK is so marginalized and defanged that they need not stay secret anymore. Nobody much cares. Next...
by columbus
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions
Topic: Gays in St Patrick's Day march in Boston?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

[quote=""DMB""]Story here: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24870063/2014/03/03/catholic-school-refuses-to-participate-in-saint-patricks-day-parade [/quote] It was amusing to hear from a Catholic school in Boston of all places claiming that they can not be associated with "those" people. Didn't thei...
by columbus
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions
Topic: 1 in 10 Americans think HTML is a sexually transmitted disease, study finds
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

[quote=""phands""] Good grief... 27% identified "gigabyte" as an insect commonly found is South America 42% said the believed a "motherboard" was the deck of a cruise ship 23% thought that "MP3" was a Star Wars robot. 18% identified "blue-ray" as marine animal 15% said they believed "software" is co...
by columbus
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: O'Reilly: "There's Gotta Be a Downside to Having a Woman President”
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

[quote=""justme""]
GenesisNemesis;528410 wrote:"I mean, anything else would be liberal, and I just can't hold a position that's liberal in any way!"
Define the liberal position when dealing with the topic at hand. please.[/QUOTE]
No appreciable difference between a male and female POTUS.

Tom
by columbus
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: O'Reilly: "There's Gotta Be a Downside to Having a Woman President”
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

[quote=""ruby sparks""]It seems to me he was being 'TV infotainment provocative'. My guess would be that he is also quite possibly personally sexist. In his defence, what he was specifically saying was that both sexes have deficiencies, just that they are different. In this sense, he is guilty of ge...
by columbus
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions
Topic: A Rant on Ingratitude
Replies: 23
Views: 1421

[quote=""Grendel""]Yes .. Your right. I thought you were referring to my post. Mea Culpa.

Grendel[/quote]
You have nothing to apologize for Grendel. It was DMB who was being a bit unclear.

Typical Dame.

Tom
by columbus
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions
Topic: Interesting Findings
Replies: 30
Views: 2328

[quote=""Pendaric""]Is seebs active anywhere nowadays? I've lost track of him since he left TR, and I think the small Christian site he was involved in, whose name I forget, folded.[/quote] They gave it to Texas Lynn :confused: But Seebs.net is still around I noticed. Serbs now thinks pets should be...
by columbus
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Secular Lifestyles & Issues
Topic: DavidB: Tributes
Replies: 189
Views: 29734

I don't know anything to say except I'm terribly sorry Cath.
Take care of yourself now.

Tom
by columbus
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions
Topic: Adultery: The last sexual taboo?
Replies: 116
Views: 2676

[quote=""Ozymandias""]To be frank, I think this highlights the entire problem of having marriage recognised by the state. The state should never be telling us how we should or should not behave in the bedroom. It is none of their business, and I would like to see the dissolution of all state recogni...
by columbus
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: Takei to Arizona lawmakers: we will boycott Arizona if it passes its anti-gay Jim Crow law
Replies: 14
Views: 847

[quote=""Siempre""]All this outrage is a bit crazy. My understanding is that the law wouldn't actually do anything. Businesses there are already legally allowed to discriminate against gays. Or at least they have no laws to prevent it. That's what I was getting from CNN anyway. I can only guess that...
by columbus
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: Ugandan Homophobic Law Finally Passes
Replies: 15
Views: 643

[quote=""Valheru""]Welcome to Uganda, the 51st state of America. Please keep your extremities inside the vehicle at all times, and don't feed the animals.[/quote] 52nd 51has been Israel for some time and that won't change soon. But at least 52 isn't South Africa anymore. I'm sure you're very proud. ...
by columbus
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: Georgia has joined Kansas, Arizona, Idaho etc.
Replies: 32
Views: 1535

Here in Indiana the legislature has been planning to include marriage inequality in the Indiana Constitution for some years. But suddenly they are back pedaling. Big business is against it. More and more Hoosiers are against it. Suddenly the legislature is realizing that the HRJ3 (constitutional ame...
by columbus
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Life, the Universe, & Everything
Topic: The Dead End Circle
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

[quote=""Worldtraveller""]I've told my family that when it's my time to go, I'd like to simply go for a long hike in the desert until I'm 'done', then let the coyotes (or Coyote) have me. If my wife somehow outlives me, then I'd like a viking style funeral with a flaming ship. She'll need to find a ...
by columbus
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: The shocking treatment of gays in the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

[quote=""DMB""]I think there's a lot to be learnt from what went wrong. This isn't the distant past for me. It's well within my lifetime and I simply didn't know that this sort of thing was going on. Could there be modern equivalent injustices that we're not aware of?[/quote] You know DMB, I think t...
by columbus
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Life, the Universe, & Everything
Topic: This Fish Swims Up a Sea Cucumber’s Butt and Eats Its Gonads
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Well,
Now I can't stop giggling at the mental image of BWE and his compadres crowded around an aquarium chanting "There's its butt, just do it!" "There's its butt..."

What people won't do for grant mone
...
I mean pure research.

Tom
by columbus
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Life, the Universe, & Everything
Topic: This Fish Swims Up a Sea Cucumber’s Butt and Eats Its Gonads
Replies: 7
Views: 812

[quote=""espritch""] just popped into this thread to say we could not get those fuckers to do you that in a lab for a lot of effort in grad school Wait. You spent time in grad school trying to get fish to swim into sea cucumber butts?[/QUOTE] Your tax dollars at work. Tom. ETA. Who was the guy who g...
by columbus
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Life, the Universe, & Everything
Topic: The Dead End Circle
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

About three years ago a local woman "of means" was diagnosed with a particularly virulent form of pancreatic cancer. She was a 60ish widow, her children well raised, she spent most of her time organizing charitable endeavors. She decided not to spend a fortune fighting a losing battle. Instead she d...
by columbus
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Former US House Of Representatives Majority Leader - God Wrote the Constitution
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

[quote=""phands""] It's Tom DeLay! Surely nobody is surprised at this. Mostly only stupid shit comes from Tom Delay. I'm not gonna click Matt's link for fear of having something splash on me and mess up my clothes. But there is a lot of context needed to interpret his remarks, which wasn't quoted on...
by columbus
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: LA RCC Cardinal unlikely to face child abuse charges
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Every few hundred posts accurately blasting the RCC for their moral disaster I feel inclined to point out that they don't have a corner on that market. My partner Doug was "befriended" by the youth minister at the local Methodist Church. Doug was a fatherless 8y/o boy whose mother was less than idea...
by columbus
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Former US House Of Representatives Majority Leader - God Wrote the Constitution
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

[quote=""praxis""]It's Tom DeLay! Surely nobody is surprised at this. Mostly only stupid shit comes from Tom Delay.[/quote] I'm not gonna click Matt's link for fear of having something splash on me and mess up my clothes. But there is a lot of context needed to interpret his remarks, which wasn't qu...
by columbus
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: The shocking treatment of gays in the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

[quote=""Tacitus""] IMO attack on his views that you disagree with. BTW he doesn't just fight for LGBT rights but for human rights generally, although his primary focus has always been on gay rights. Yes, he also wants rights to unfettered access to young boys. He's a grade A creep.[/QUOTE] Wiki him...
by columbus
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Life, the Universe, & Everything
Topic: The Dead End Circle
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

I don't like the idea of taking up space when I'm dead. Or being located in just one place. So while I realise it isn't the greenest option, I want to be cremated. I want some of the ash sprinkled on my family plot and Doug can do whatever he wants with the rest.

Tom
by columbus
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Life, the Universe, & Everything
Topic: This Fish Swims Up a Sea Cucumber’s Butt and Eats Its Gonads
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Shouldn't all this be in the "What would be different in ID" thread?

Tom