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  1. Okay, look, the aliens messing with the shepards...sure. The little green men have been buzzing ranchers and farmers for years...fits the MO. The kings? Nahhh! Politicians ruin all the fun. I dunno, maybe I would buy alien visitation in biblical times if Jesus had velcro, sheep mysteriously disappeared and were turned inside out, mysterious circles were reported in fields, and Pilate would have to be issuing press releases from Ceasar citing weather balloons yet to be invented, but that's all you saw last night. Oh yeah, and I am still stuck with the laws of physics.
  2. You best thank the green men everytime you use velcro, buster. If you do not , they take back the pyramids and processors.
  3. Would you give your permission for your 14 yr old daughter to be married to a 30 or 40 yr old if he had no children already? Short answer is no. Long answer is I have a 45 a shovel and I doubt anyone would miss him. If she is 18...fine. Well, I would not be fine, but the shovel would stay in the trunk.
  4. Okay, I remember 20. Now, when I was 20 we would go eat brontosaurus burgers and cry into our wooly milk shakes. However, all the chemical and emotional reaction are still the same. Distraction is key. Hang out with your friends,work out, play softball, etc. If you do not have a large group of friends like that, make some. Most park districts have lots of things from flag football leagues, to softball, to indoor rock climbing, to chess. Okay, so we got social. Now we need to get the brain off of her. Pick a topic you think would be fun. Military strategy in historical combat, bad vice presidents, quantum physics, liquid soap...whatever...go to the library and check out a book on the subject and read it. So we got social, for the out...get those endorphines running to keep the brain happy. Best anti depressant ever made is made right in your body and a good jog in the sun gets em going. Now, one word of romantic comedies, no Cure, no Empire Strikes Back, and no drive bys her house or old hang outs.
  5. I have a 48 year old neighbor that is married to a 21 year old woman. They have been dating since she was 18. When I first met them I thought it was odd and he must be a sicko. They are actually nice people. Now a 14 year old? Nyet!
  6. When we were first married we took turns. 2 silk blouses and a wool sweater later, I was banned from laundry. She claims it was always her stuff that got ruined, I just never mentioned the stuff of mine that died at my hands.
  7. I wish I could help. I have been banned from laundry ufn.
  8. I am always open to possibilities...for the most part. Life outside of this planet..easy. I believe in that. I think as we explore the moons od Saturn and Jupiter we will find oodles of life. I suspect it will be more than moss too. I think we will find plankton and fishies and stuff. I think that will be a big blow to evolutionists. The mutations that allegedly happened here are so remote in the odds that for there to be other instances WITHIN our solar system..Darwyn is toast! har har! Now, as far as the intelligent life goes. Who knows? Why couldn't God do eden again? That said, I am a big fan of the theory of relativity and getting past that whole speed of light thing is troubling. You could say..ohhh, black holes and warpins space time...blah blah blah...yeah..three issues. 1. The amount of energy requires to power such a thing would be unimaginable. 2. Kinda a one way trip. 3. To make wormholes functional ya kinda have to get energy sources on both sides. How to get the battery on the other side is a bit of a pickle. So I got me a big issue with brainy life ever reaching us with a ship to play pranks on rednecks, cows, crops, and crazy people a few fries short of a happy meal. Now, would I be overly shocked if SETI ever found a broadcast from many lightyears away? Not really...I hope the aliens do not have reality tv...we got enough of that here.
  9. In regard to this, I agree. I would not say TBP is a racist. I do think there comes a time where our prejudices get in the way of our rational though. Our prejudices and presuppositions come from our culture, our environment, and many other factors. It is in my opinion that the line between the prejudge and racism is a thin one. I hear jokes all the time based on someone's gender, skin color, faith, etc. Words have power. I have been seeing a trend of words, accusations, and titles strewn about in the world from people whom I like to consider friends. I have some food for thought for them. The food comes from Dr Maya Angelou. If you do not know who she is, read up on her, go to the library and read her works, and prepare to be changed by words. Here is what she has to say about she is speaking in regard to racism in these quotes, but they can be extrapolated to all words that carry weight. "I will not sit in a group of black friends and hear racial pejoratives against whites. I will not hear "honky." I will not hear "Jap." I will not hear "kike." I will not hear "greaser." I will not hear "dago." I will not hear it. As soon as I hear it, I say, "Excuse me, I have to leave. Sorry." Or if it's in my home, I say, "You have to leave. I can't have that. That is poison, and I know it is poison, and you're smearing it on me. I will not have it." Now, it's not an easy thing. And one doesn't all of a sudden sort of blossom into somebody who's courageous enough to say that. But you do start little by little. And you sit in a room, and somebody says -- if you're all white, and somebody says, "Well, the niggers -- " You may not have the courage right then, but you say, "Whooh! My goodness! It's already eight o'clock. I have to go," and leave. Little by little, you develop courage. You sit in a room, and somebody says, "Well, you know what the Japs did then, and what they're doing now." Say, "Mm-hmm! I have to go. My goodness! It's already six o'clock." Leave. Continue to build the courage. Sooner or later, you'll be able to say out loud, "Just a minute. I defend that person. I will not have gay bashing, lesbian bashing. Not in my company. I will not do it."" And "When we talk about racism, we have to see that we are not just talking about acts against blacks, we are talking about vulgarities against any human being because of her -- his -- race. This is vulgar. That is what it is, whether it is anti-Asian, whether it is the use of racial prejudices about Jews, about Japanese, about Native Americans, about blacks, about Irish, it is stupid, because what it is really is it is poison. It poisons the spirit, the human spirit. I know there are blacks who say, "I can use the N-word because I mean it endearingly." I don't believe that. I believe it is vulgar and dangerous, given from any mouth to any ear. I know that if poison is in a vial which says P-O-I-S-O-N and has a skull and the cross bones, that it is poison. But if you pour the same thing into Bavarian crystal it is still poison. So I think racism is vulgar any way you cut it." Unfortunately, even when we are not racist, I think much of what forms our presuppositions are based on the racism and poisonous words of others. Perhaps they do not have ill intent, but the end result is the same. Get to know this suitor, find common bonds, and perhaps enjoy a new friendship.
  10. Hispanic and White are not necessarily interracial. There are only three races. Hispanic falls into the Caucasian race, unless mixed. That's why you often see "Hispanic (non-white) on the census. Inter-ethnic might be a better label for that Tux. Still get the same looks from bigots regardless of the myopic technicality there, dude. If she wears hoops and a pony tail and I wear dockers and a polo...Mexicans and Whites of the archie bunker persuasion look funny and whisper. My seven year old gets garbage from people. One one side she is not latino enough and on the other she is not white enough. I will explain to them the census form and see if that clears it up for them, though...thanks. This solves over a dozen years of bigotry.
  11. You are not a bad person, but you do need to work on you in this regard. I am in an interracial marriage. She is hispanic and I am white. Any problems in our marriage have been issues all married couples struggle with. I have a strange take, though. The town I grew up in was a safe haven for interracial couples in the 70's. What was uncommon then was common where I lived and half the kids in school were mixed race. I had an advantage and insight other people did not. I do not think you are a bad person, but you gotta get past it.
  12. For my main PC and my main laptop I do not experiment. I have a test box that I run the flavor of the week on. I am Ubuntu on my laptop and Ubuntu CE (Christian Edition) on my desktop. As an occupational hazard I have to keep up with the latest distros. If you are ever serious about going for a business in the FOSS world, I have been a Linux Migration Consultant/ technical writer for a spell. If you ever want advice, I will give you the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. I speak at Universities, PC Clubs, and trade shows on Linux pretty regular like. I also have written a smattering of magazine articles, some of which are online. Interesting side note, Tom Welch, the Sr Programming manager of the LDS used to work for Linspire, a commercial Linux vendor in San Diego. I used to test the betas of what he hammered out and I have an on again off again profesional relationship with Linspire.
  13. No, It is from my love of swing dance. Tuxedo Junction. I did become a Linux enthusiast around 2002 so the name developed a new meaning.
  14. I have important myspacing and Linux distro testing and video gaming to do.
  15. I am your friendly neighborhood Linux Migration Consultant and Open Source Software Advocate. I use the Sword Project. IN windows it is the Sword Project for Windows, in most Linux distros it is Bible Time, in Ubuntu it is Gnomesword. Thanks, my dear. Not sure how long I will be in the doorway. Busy and tend to float about the web a bit. I will try to stick around...but I am easily distracted by shiny objects.