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winsor last won the day on March 5

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  1. I dunno, any spam that begins with "dear patriot" gets summarily deleted.
  2. Cheap propeller - lowest bidder and all that.
  3. How long can you tread water?
  4. For all the bitching on this forum about the bias of Fox/Murdoch, none of the the links I've followed hold a candle to NPR for raw prejudice. Not saying that's a bad thing, mind you; NPR is careful only to speak The Truth (tm), so pretending to be Fair and Balanced (tm) is entirely unnecessary. BSBD, Winsor
  5. Yeah, I was kinda wondering about that.
  6. Oddly enough, the descendants of said goat herders to a large extent regard the untranslated writings as having merit on a par with the Greek myths. Admittedly Haredim take it verbatim, but I'm not sure how they deal with mitzvot mandating genocide or slavery. The significance of mitzvot, as I understand it, is that 'the law' was thus not whatever the King du jour felt it should be ('we answer to a higher authority' and all that). As Clarence Darrow noted, "in the beginning God created man. Man, being a gentleman, returned the favor." The Bronze Age writings rather reflect that reality. As an aside, I'd love to know how our neighbors to the West built the pyramids. Regardless of the budget, I'd no-bid that contract. BSBD, Winsor
  7. She reminds me of the applicant for the radio announcer job: They di-di-di-didn't hire me 'cause I'm j-j-j-Jewish.
  8. I understand religion and sexual orientation that differs from my own in an abstract sense. In practice I just don't get it. You're having two way conversations with an invisible friend - you're joking, right? You want to have sex with WHAT? Come on, you're pulling my leg. Anyhow, so long as either group leaves children out of it, and doesn't expect my approval, financial support or participation, I'm okay with it. Legislation based on either set of delusions or affinities is problematic. Legalizing polygamous marriage to barnyard animals due to a religious mandate brings up all sorts of problems with the tax code for instance, though it makes as much sense as most anything religious. Credo quia absurdum and all that. One should be polite around religious people, given their historic propensity to inflict violence upon those whose faith differs or is absent. I prefer to be spared the particulars of such individuals as the guy who married his dog; I prefer to assume that was a goof and leave it at that. BSBD, Winsor
  9. ? I have never inflicted violence upon anyone based on race (or much of anything else), nor have I considered race as a hiring criterion. I have, however, been the target of racially motivated violence, and have lost out on jobs because I didn't meet criteria for any of the company's hiring quotas. Racism's racism, and it's not okay. BSBD, Winsor
  10. I came across this article: which addresses the various positive and negative, historical and current definitions of 'woke.' It also goes into the ESG commitments by major corporations, and their financial motivations. Right, wrong or indifferent, I found the points made by the author to be worthy of consideration. BSBD, Winsor
  11. Mama Cass Elliot had a massive heart attack while eating a ham sandwich, she did not choke on the ham sandwich. I recently read a blurb about some activist who touted loving one's body, regardless of its shape or condition or whatever. She apparently succumbed to a premature death linked directly to being morbidly obese. Karen Carpenter succumbing to Anorexia Nervosa does not appear to be a real improvement. I've know rather a few young women whose health was compromised by the urge to achieve their preferred BMI. Professional models and sumo wrestlers are stuck with these body models as a job requirement, but that doesn't make either end of the spectrum a model of healthiness. The standard that 'the dose makes the poison' applies to a lot of things, and those taking a hard stance one way or another are often equally wide of the mark. Having had a life expectancy conveniently measured in minutes on more than one occasion, I prefer to load the dice in favor of stretching out my time on the green side of the sod as opposed to having the most impressive self-esteem. YMMV. BSBD, Winsor
  12. Anyone who duplicates statements from proponents of 'diversity, equity and inclusion,' but switches black for white and vice versa, would be labeled the most abhorrent from of racist out of hand. The most racist diatribes I've ever endured have been directed against perceived racism. My point is not that racism is okay; I call foul when cherry picking is involved. BSBD, Winsor
  13. If I can't take it with me, I'm not going.
  14. Gee, and here I thought the reference was to the explosion of the population based on the assumption that natural resources, to include fossil fuels, were inexhaustible, compounded by going into debt at a level beyond that which can be repaid, and generally following policies that have spelled doom for a civilization every time they have been tried. Thank goodness it was simply a matter of mortality on an individual basis. What a relief.