Recent content by grydth

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    Texas schools revive paddling

    No, I do not see. Were I to have any advance warning of anything threatening my children, I could and certainly would prevent it by legal means - obtaining a court injunction, exhausting the school hearing processes, mounting a media campaign, using an advocacy group, removing my child from...
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    Texas schools revive paddling

    When it comes to protecting my children, I'm not looking to be an example. I'll take any and all the condemnation anyone wants to hand out. But if anyone hurts my children, most especially with a weapon, I will find them and deal with them. No discussion, no exceptions. One need not like or...
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    Good Guys 1..Bad Guys 0

    Given the very limited facts available as of this time, I wouldn't be so quick to draw conclusions here...... "a heated argument" could be many things.
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    Robbery victim fights back, shoots suspect

    Sadly, there are all too many cases in the USA of various bad/stupid/undeserving guys successfully suing in civil courts...
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    Robbery victim fights back, shoots suspect

    The UK is a wonderful nation, a good friend to us....and needs no guidance from me on how to run things there. However, I am glad that I live in the USA where I do not face the awful choice to either: 1) passively accept being robbed and possibly murdered, or 2) face jail for taking necessary...
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    Wanted to say Hello to all

    Welcome! Hope to read more from you...
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    Media Leave "South Park" Creators Out to Dry

    Since the beginning. There's this Commandment: Thou shalt not take the Name of Thy Lord, Thy God in vain.... should clue most anyone in that an "art" exhibit entitled "Piss Christ" would be highly offensive. Who's kidding who here? Tell me that artist did not know, indeed intend, to offend...
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    Media Leave "South Park" Creators Out to Dry

    This has nothing to do with only Muslims being disrespected for living "in the West". Right here in the West, Christians are expected to tolerate splendid "art" such as Piss Christ, a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine. If that be protected, the Muslims in the West must tolerate cartoons of...
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    Nature hoists Europe back in time

    Odd.... the Weather Channel shows a sudden severe thunderstorm forming right over your region... haven't seen that much red on the map in quite awhile...
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    Nature hoists Europe back in time

    There are really 2 issues here.... the first is whether the European decision to ground flights had any scientific basis. On Sukerkin's prior thread I cited an example of an airliner losing all 4 engines in a volcanic ash cloud; there are also data from Mt Saint Helens as cited by Haakon. Do...
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    We're half way done.

    Kids are half done, Mom's half baked and hope you didn't buy the full problem package......
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    Texas schools revive paddling

    Simply because violence is state sanctioned does not make it legitimate or appropriate or beneficial. People seeing things differently than I do makes them neither health hazards nor unintelligent. Anecdotally, we have 4 children who are wonderful human beings without our having raised a hand...
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    Volcanic Danger or Health and Safety Farce?

    There's a story on CNN Travel website that a jet attempting to fly through an ash cloud in 1982 temporarily lost all four engines.
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    "martial arts specialist ninja" (ninjer) arrested

    The "specialist" ninja do not need valid drivers licenses.