Page 7 of 77 FirstFirst ... 456789101757 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 105 of 1145

Thread: Chaos and the Anti-Thread

  1. #91
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    8,540
    Thanks
    48,200
    Thanked 38,169 Times in 8,457 Posts
    Where's the division, Fred? You said we were divided before when we weren't. I'm not seeing it.

    What am I missing?

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), Fred Steeves (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (17th December 2017)

  3. #92
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    3,398
    Thanks
    13,020
    Thanked 15,260 Times in 3,398 Posts
    It's not a left/right division...It's a division of human values. If I were to defy all political identification I would still maintain that ALL human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion by virtue of their God given humanity. And it's a done deal, that's all there is and there ain't no more.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

  4. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), Wind (17th December 2017)

  5. #93
    Senior Member Fred Steeves's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May 2016
    Location
    East Tennessee U.S.A.
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    1,321
    Thanked 5,513 Times in 894 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Where's the division, Fred? You said we were divided before when we weren't. I'm not seeing it.

    What am I missing?
    Not so much division between me and you Dreamtimer, much respect there we just differ on some things. When so many subjects are just boiled down to Left vs. Right - Liberal vs. Conservative (this means you too NAP), division inherently becomes part of the overall equation. That's why I keep referring to colors. "Which side are you on, what colors are you wearing". When it boils down to that in deciding who's the good guy and who's the bad guy, that is what I see as needless division.

    John McCain's Liberal World Order (aka New World Order) has absolutely *zero* to do with America's founding Liberal principles, and neither does today's Liberal Left for that matter. If we have to label everything we could label him a neocon, which of course has nothing to do with America's Liberal founding principles either.

    Does this explain where I'm coming from a little better?
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

    Socrates

  6. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Fred Steeves For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (17th December 2017)

  7. #94
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    8,540
    Thanks
    48,200
    Thanked 38,169 Times in 8,457 Posts
    As long as we're still talking, we're still doing good.

    I've complained about this before: my brother has spent decades saying, "I don't have time to think. I don't have time to listen." He's not alone in his attitude. He was all over Gingrich's drive to stop dialogue with liberals and stop talking to the media. Gingrich is one of his heroes.

    It's ironic because he used to work for a TV station managing ad sales.

  8. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (17th December 2017)

  9. #95
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    8,540
    Thanks
    48,200
    Thanked 38,169 Times in 8,457 Posts
    It does, Fred.

    My colors are American. That's all. I was just talking about this a couple weeks ago when I was out west. I grew up in the Southwest, the South, northern CA, and New England. All of that is in my roots because I had formative years in each place.

    I have family in all those places and more. My son went to the northwest and I have connections there now.

    Secession, Civil War, North/South or East/West or Coast/Center divisions are stupid-ass. Nothing more.

    Kids were the same in school wherever I lived. People are the same. If you(whoever) think you're different from the rest of America because you're from the South, think again. You're the same as New Englanders. It's amazing. You're just like the Yanks and you don't even know it.

    We're all American and my colors are red white and blue.

    Wherever I go in the world I will be American and could never hide it. (not without professional help, anyway)

  10. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (17th December 2017)

  11. #96
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    3,398
    Thanks
    13,020
    Thanked 15,260 Times in 3,398 Posts
    Perhaps Mr. McCain has had an epiphany? If you notice he did manage to get his dig in against Obama's 'lead from behind' style that was overwhelmingly supported by the American people. Despite the fact they complained about it every step of the way.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017)

  13. #97
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    13,034
    Thanks
    58,321
    Thanked 53,425 Times in 13,018 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    My colors are American. [...] Wherever I go in the world I will be American and could never hide it. (not without professional help, anyway)
    Identifying with one's nationality is silly, in my humble opinion, and especially so in a universe teeming with life. How about "my color is 'human'"?
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  14. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), Fred Steeves (17th December 2017), modwiz (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (17th December 2017)

  15. #98
    Super Moderator Norway Elen's Avatar
    Join Date
    2nd July 2015
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    4,158
    Thanks
    54,525
    Thanked 19,132 Times in 4,160 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Identifying with one's nationality is silly, in my humble opinion, and especially so in a universe teeming with life. How about "my color is 'human'"?
    Yeah WTG Aragorn!
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

  16. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Elen For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (18th December 2017), modwiz (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017)

  17. #99
    Senior Member NotAPretender's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    3,398
    Thanks
    13,020
    Thanked 15,260 Times in 3,398 Posts
    That's where I'm coming from, Aragorn...

    Earth is not considered the most habitable planet in the Universe. Planets twice the size of Earth with slightly dimmer suns would be a much better place to live and are much more common than the blue marble. Not to mention that Earth is currently on a downhill slide.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

  18. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to NotAPretender For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (18th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), enjoy being (18th December 2017)

  19. #100
    Retired Member United States
    Join Date
    2nd December 2015
    Location
    American Southwest (currently)
    Posts
    2,592
    Thanks
    12,727
    Thanked 13,109 Times in 2,611 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Identifying with one's nationality is silly, in my humble opinion, and especially so in a universe teeming with life. How about "my color is 'human'"?
    I gotta agree with Argon, National ‘Tribalism’ is akin to racism. If you live outside of the US borders for any length of time, you find us humans are pretty much the same. There are some tribal differences, but they should be embraced and enjoyed not viewed with suspicion. Sometimes I really think everyone in the US should be forced to take international vacations about once every 2 years...and I don’t mean to Canada or the Bahamas. I find too many in the US to be ‘provincial.’

  20. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Dumpster Diver For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Elen (17th December 2017), enjoy being (18th December 2017), modwiz (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (17th December 2017)

  21. #101
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    8,540
    Thanks
    48,200
    Thanked 38,169 Times in 8,457 Posts
    I'm not running around wearing the flag and chanting "we're number one". I am what I am.

    I'm an earthling of painfully obvious American origin. Human like us all, and culturally American. I could try to pretend to be Canadian but beyond that I wouldn't fool anyone.

  22. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (18th December 2017), enjoy being (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (18th December 2017)

  23. #102
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    13,034
    Thanks
    58,321
    Thanked 53,425 Times in 13,018 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I'm not running around wearing the flag and chanting "we're number one". I am what I am.

    I'm an earthling of painfully obvious American origin. Human like us all, and culturally American. I could try to pretend to be Canadian but beyond that I wouldn't fool anyone.
    With my collection of different accents in English alone already, I bet I could.

    In the Voices of the Forums videos, you've been hearing me speak with a North American accent, and that has been my natural way of speaking English for the last ~30 years or so, but up until then, I had an unmistakable Oxford English pronunciation. And in the meantime, I've also learned how to speak...

    • Aussie English;
    • South African English (in two different accents);
    • Scottish English (in two different accents);
    • Irish English;
    • Central African English (even though my skin color would of course give me away);
    • German English (great for making fun of the Nazis from television );
    • Russian English;
    • Flemish English (which is an absolutely horrible accent );
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian English ;
    • French English ("'Allo 'Allo!"); and
    • a bit of rastafari English (I do a great impression of King Willie from "Predator 2" ).


    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  24. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Dreamtimer (17th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (18th December 2017), enjoy being (17th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017), Wind (18th December 2017)

  25. #103
    Retired Member
    Join Date
    6th August 2015
    Posts
    1,853
    Thanks
    4,608
    Thanked 11,697 Times in 2,094 Posts
    *
    Last edited by enjoy being, 9th June 2018 at 07:05.

  26. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to enjoy being For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (18th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (18th December 2017), NotAPretender (17th December 2017)

  27. #104
    Retired Member United States
    Join Date
    2nd December 2015
    Location
    American Southwest (currently)
    Posts
    2,592
    Thanks
    12,727
    Thanked 13,109 Times in 2,611 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    With my collection of different accents in English alone already, I bet I could.

    In the Voices of the Forums videos, you've been hearing me speak with a North American accent, and that has been my natural way of speaking English for the last ~30 years or so, but up until then, I had an unmistakable Oxford English pronunciation. And in the meantime, I've also learned how to speak...

    • Aussie English;
    • South African English (in two different accents);
    • Scottish English (in two different accents);
    • Irish English;
    • Central African English (even though my skin color would of course give me away);
    • German English (great for making fun of the Nazis from television );
    • Russian English;
    • Flemish English (which is an absolutely horrible accent );
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian English ;
    • French English ("'Allo 'Allo!"); and
    • a bit of rastafari English (I do a great impression of King Willie from "Predator 2" ).


    How about Cockney rhyming slang? Maybe the next you learn?
    Last edited by Dumpster Diver, 18th December 2017 at 03:11.

  28. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Dumpster Diver For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (18th December 2017), enjoy being (18th December 2017), NotAPretender (18th December 2017), Wind (18th December 2017)

  29. #105
    Retired Member
    Join Date
    6th August 2015
    Posts
    1,853
    Thanks
    4,608
    Thanked 11,697 Times in 2,094 Posts
    *
    Last edited by enjoy being, 9th June 2018 at 07:05.

  30. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to enjoy being For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (18th December 2017), Dumpster Diver (18th December 2017), NotAPretender (18th December 2017), Wind (18th December 2017)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •