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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 1:02:03 AM   
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Finished grouting - Tithe.

The floor is looking good. 


How's the turn looking?

Hope to get a chance to turn it around tonight. My wife is exhausted and will be in bed early.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 1:03:44 AM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 4:44:58 AM   
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Another wild, party filled Saturday night on THE THREAD!!! 

Turn to Mars, and I'm turning in.  Good night, all. 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 5:21:20 AM   
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If I was still eligible for any sort of card, I wouldn't need PayPal...


I don't know how it works in your country, but if you can have a checking account here, you automatically get a debit card for cash withdrawals. In addition, these cards are Visa/Mastercards and can be used just like credit cards, except there is no balance. It comes directly from your checking account.

Surely there is something like that there?



Nope. That sort of card does not exist here. I have a debit card issued by my bank, and that's it.


Interesting....hope you figure something out. Another thought: we can buy 'gift' cards that are Mastercard/Visa types. They of course have a fixed limit of whatever you put into it, but it still works just like a credit card for online purchasing purposes. Could that be a possibility?


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 8:29:21 AM   
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Nope... I have to stick with PayPal if I want to buy stuff online... It's just been an awful lot of money gone missing there...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 1:12:20 PM   
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Good morning - Tithe.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 1:12:57 PM   
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Last day of "vacation", too. 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 1:16:31 PM   
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If I was still eligible for any sort of card, I wouldn't need PayPal...


I don't know how it works in your country, but if you can have a checking account here, you automatically get a debit card for cash withdrawals. In addition, these cards are Visa/Mastercards and can be used just like credit cards, except there is no balance. It comes directly from your checking account.

Surely there is something like that there?



Nope. That sort of card does not exist here. I have a debit card issued by my bank, and that's it.


Interesting....hope you figure something out. Another thought: we can buy 'gift' cards that are Mastercard/Visa types. They of course have a fixed limit of whatever you put into it, but it still works just like a credit card for online purchasing purposes. Could that be a possibility?


Be careful with these... some (most?) of the gift cards just have a number associated with them, but no name... you can NOT use these for online purchases.

They also start deducting money from the card after 6 mos - 1 year , and they charge you upfront for the purchase of the card... i've gotten 2-3 of these as gifts, and they are also a pain trying to use... you have difficulty in using them in restaurants (i.e. - they make some vague allowance for a tip, but then that puts the cards into a weird suspended state for a week or two (or more) until they figure out a correct balance...)

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 1:22:26 PM   
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(*the original meaning of the word pornographic, iirc, was "should not be seen".)

From "The Online Etymology Dictionary" (you gotta love Potter Stewart):





Actually, i was told (perhaps incorrectly, but by a college prof during a lecture) that it originated as a Greek word in the B.C. days... that scenes in Greek plays such as Oedipus Rex where he puts his eyes out were "not to be seen", i.e.: pornographic.

i'll have to check in Oxford English Dictionary... the "writings of prostitutes" business seems clearly different than what i was told, but live and learn.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 2:29:04 PM   
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i'll have to check in Oxford English Dictionary... the "writings of prostitutes" business seems clearly different than what i was told, but live and learn.

Well, Bob, as one who has studied the subject, you know as well as i do that interpreting and explaining the old mythic Greek legends and the literature that came from them is an uncertain business for modern scholars and students. I suspect that everybody's right here. Oedipus, of course, on finally learning that he was, indeed, the source of the curse on Thebes, took pins from his dead mother Jocasta's gown and gouged his eyes out, too devastated by the revealed truth of his own hubristic culpability to be able to see it. The whole business of Antigone's and other involved women's virtue (or lack of it) is wound up in the tale, and the Greek word pornographos, which literally translates as depicted in that etymological source I quoted (a pretty good one, I think, for online stuff), appears in both background material (including Homer) and the Sophoclean play.

Oedipus's biggest concern was with the nasty "uncleanness" of the whole business, and there's a lot of hand-wringing and chorusing about "cleansing" being the answer to this thorny little Theban problem (which is wound up in the politics surrounding relations with Athens, Argos and other cities, as well). When you throw in the curveballs the Delphic Oracle was throwing everybody, it's a wonder we can understand anything of the mess at all. Suffice to say that Oedipus couldn't stand the truth and, as the eyes offended him, he plucked them out.

The layer upon layer of philosophizing in this stuff always amazes me. Why, for example, is it necessary to gouge out two innocent eyes, when it is the people and circumstances that are responsible for the calamity? I mean, inquiring minds want to know...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 2:42:29 PM   
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i'll have to check in Oxford English Dictionary... the "writings of prostitutes" business seems clearly different than what i was told, but live and learn.

Well, Bob, as one who has studied the subject, you know as well as i do that interpreting and explaining the old mythic Greek legends and the literature that came from them is an uncertain business for modern scholars and students. I suspect that everybody's right here. Oedipus, of course, on finally learning that he was, indeed, the source of the curse on Thebes, took pins from his dead mother Jocasta's gown and gouged his eyes out, too devastated by the revealed truth of his own hubristic culpability to be able to see it. The whole business of Antigone's and other involved women's virtue (or lack of it) is wound up in the tale, and the Greek word pornographos, which literally translates as depicted in that etymological source I quoted (a pretty good one, I think, for online stuff), appears in both background material (including Homer) and the Sophoclean play.

Oedipus's biggest concern was with the nasty "uncleanness" of the whole business, and there's a lot of hand-wringing and chorusing about "cleansing" being the answer to this thorny little Theban problem (which is wound up in the politics surrounding relations with Athens, Argos and other cities, as well). When you throw in the curveballs the Delphic Oracle was throwing everybody, it's a wonder we can understand anything of the mess at all. Suffice to say that Oedipus couldn't stand the truth and, as the eyes offended him, he plucked them out.

The layer upon layer of philosophizing in this stuff always amazes me. Why, for example, is it necessary to gouge out two innocent eyes, when it is the people and circumstances that are responsible for the calamity? I mean, inquiring minds want to know...

After all this, i think i confused the derivation of the word "pornographic" with that for the word "obscene"... ... arrghh...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 3:00:45 PM   
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After all this, i think i confused the derivation of the word "pornographic" with that for the word "obscene"... ... arrghh...

Well, here we go again, Nancy (and probably Walter Brennan's greatest contribution to jurisprudence):






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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 3:54:29 PM   
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Hi all,

Good day!

Finally home from lectures... tired tithe...


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 4:10:38 PM   
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Hi all,

Good day!

Finally home from lectures... tired tithe...


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Were the lectures obscene or pornographic*?

*see above

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 4:23:30 PM   
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Hello chaps 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 4:31:27 PM   
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Were the lectures obscene or pornographic*?

*see above

I bet they were porcene ... or maybe obsnographic.

And I think you were on the right track in the first place, Bob. Of course, as an ex-USAF officer, my experience with Army officers was that they were afraid to trust their own judgment lest some full bird come along and sh1t all over 'em (Army birds being generally full of it, of course, unlike AF full birds who were ALWAYS professional, courteous, encouraging, and ... and ... and ...).

The best encouragement I ever got from a USAF bird was, on climbing out of a jeep after returning from splashing in an RC-130, to hear, "Captain, report to my office in 15 minutes looking like something other than a f*****g pig!" I was encouraged to believe the man to be the biggest p***k I ever had the misfortune to meet.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 4:39:41 PM   
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Good day!

Finally home from lectures... tired tithe...

Were the lectures obscene or pornographic*?

*see above


I have read what you guys wrote since I left the forum yesterday... will not comment...


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 4:40:17 PM   
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Hello chaps 


Hello Martin!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 4:49:26 PM   
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I don't know how Bobo does it. One should not do turns while drinking, I got no I idea what I was thinking!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 7:22:46 PM   
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Takes practice, I suppose... My brain is turning to mulch by itself; I don't need to aid it too much...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 7:31:22 PM   
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I bet they were porcene ... or maybe obsnographic.

And I think you were on the right track in the first place, Bob. Of course, as an ex-USAF officer, my experience with Army officers was that they were afraid to trust their own judgment lest some full bird come along and sh1t all over 'em (Army birds being generally full of it, of course, unlike AF full birds who were ALWAYS professional, courteous, encouraging, and ... and ... and ...).

The best encouragement I ever got from a USAF bird was, on climbing out of a jeep after returning from splashing in an RC-130, to hear, "Captain, report to my office in 15 minutes looking like something other than a f*****g pig!" I was encouraged to believe the man to be the biggest p***k I ever had the misfortune to meet.

And that is why the Army ground branches, particularly those of us with the grace, intellect, and panache (not to mention the complexion to highlight the branch color on our mess dress) to be commissioned Artillery (which has the same basic mission, but performs it oh so much more effectively) tend to call it the U.S. Air Farce.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 7:49:56 PM   
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You sure you didn't just put your branch colour on your mess dress so you'd be able to remember if people asked you what your branch was, John? All those big loud guns can't be healthy for the ol' grey matter...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 8:03:01 PM   
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Well it is fun to go the St Barbara's ball even if nobody can hear the music. Besides T you scout type folks love calling for fire.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 8:10:03 PM   
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Doesn't mean I'd want to be standing next to one of your guns all day. They're just big, fat targets...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/7/2009 8:14:35 PM   
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Well it is fun to go the St Barbara's ball even if nobody can hear the music.

Yeah, maybe we can't hear, but weren't we just beautiful!! ?

sorta like the new shoulder straps with the background in the branch color, kinda sorta, not really but kinda ok. Just HATE the new cover. Looks like a frikkin train conductor's cap. Another $721,577,233 for psychological acceptance studies right down the old toilet.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/8/2009 12:12:54 AM   
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Evening - Tithe. 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/8/2009 12:14:14 AM   
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I absolutely cannot stand the waiting for a phone call after what seemed to be a very successful weekend of hockey tryouts for my son. 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/8/2009 1:07:41 AM   
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evening tithe

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/8/2009 1:34:44 AM   
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I don't know how Bobo does it. One should not do turns while drinking, I got no I idea what I was thinking!


Apparently he plays better when he is "relaxed". It's when He's sober that he makes mistakes! Just kidding Bobo!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/8/2009 3:46:40 AM   
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I absolutely cannot stand the waiting for a phone call after what seemed to be a very successful weekend of hockey tryouts for my son. 


I'm going to be sick.

Good night.

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