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21-09-2016, 11:32 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
Google's definition of "supernatural" is -

Quote:(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.

I have issues with that, had they said -

(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the known laws of nature.

or even -

(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding of the laws of nature.

I would be happier, gives things more balance. A chap called Donald (no, not that one) said something about the "unknown unknowns". Perhaps he was misjudged!

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21-09-2016, 12:04 PM (This post was last modified: 21-09-2016 12:09 PM by RocketSurgeon76.)
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
I was certainly not convicted of check fraud. I'd like to know what state makes a person serve 9 years for that. The maximum penalty is 4 years, here, with parole in 1 1/2.

I have a very common name, so I'm not surprised you turned up something silly. I also tried to look up the public records of what had been published about my case at the time, when I got out, but found that the newspaper for the town in which I lived did not digitize their print edition until a couple of years after I was locked up, so unless you're creepy enough to go look at microfiche, I doubt it'll turn up.

I did post on Facebook about the fact that I was recently the *victim* of check fraud, via my (Christian) business partner who wrote checks on our company's account name to clean out the savings I'd put into it, so perhaps you're confused.

You now become the lone resident on my Ignore list. Congrats!

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21-09-2016, 12:06 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 12:04 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  I was certainly not convicted of check fraud. I'd like to know what state makes a person serve 9 years for that. The maximum penalty is 4 years, here, with parole in 1 1/2.

I have a very common name, so I'm not surprised you turned up something silly. I also tried to look up the public records of what had been published about my case at the time, when I got out, but found that the newspaper for the town in which I lived did not digitize their print edition until a couple of years after I was locked up, so unless you're creepy enough to go look at microfiche, I doubt it'll turn up.

I did post on Facebook about the fact that I was recently the *victim* of check fraud, via my (Christian) business partner who wrote checks on our company's account name to clean out the savings I'd put into it, so perhaps you're confused.

You now become the lone resident on my Ignore list. Congrats!

I'm surprised you even bothered to respond to him (Tomasia, if anyone is wondering). He is a dick and a half.
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21-09-2016, 12:08 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
Yeah I considered just letting it go. But I felt the "check fraud" thing was too funny not to respond to. But no worries; I'm done.

Bein' Felicia, and all that. Laugh out load

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21-09-2016, 12:34 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 12:08 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Yeah I considered just letting it go. But I felt the "check fraud" thing was too funny not to respond to. But no worries; I'm done.

Bein' Felicia, and all that. Laugh out load

I enjoy it. Please continue. Watching arrogant assholes get smacked down is like the only hobby I have.

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21-09-2016, 01:00 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 12:04 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  I was certainly not convicted of check fraud. I'd like to know what state makes a person serve 9 years for that. The maximum penalty is 4 years, here, with parole in 1 1/2.

I have a very common name, so I'm not surprised you turned up something silly. I also tried to look up the public records of what had been published about my case at the time, when I got out, but found that the newspaper for the town in which I lived did not digitize their print edition until a couple of years after I was locked up, so unless you're creepy enough to go look at microfiche, I doubt it'll turn up.

It was some sort of check scheme, and as I recall it was also about 10 years in prison for this Robert as well. It likely could have been someone else with your name. If I recollect your last name I'll google it for you and link to it. Though I do find it interesting there's no newspaper articles of not just your conviction, but the exoneration after 10 years in jail, of a supposed big time drug dealer, who single handily sent three guys to the infirmary. I would think the exoneration would at least get a blurb somewhere.

Quote:I did post on Facebook about the fact that I was recently the *victim* of check fraud, via my (Christian) business partner who wrote checks on our company's account name to clean out the savings I'd put into it, so perhaps you're confused.

Nah, this was a while back, and I forgot your last name since.

Quote:You now become the lone resident on my Ignore list. Congrats!

Oh man, and I was hoping to hear more about your Donnie Yin fight stories. Maybe over beer one day.

Until then, bye Felecia.

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21-09-2016, 01:14 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:00 PM)Tomasia Wrote:  
(21-09-2016 12:04 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  I was certainly not convicted of check fraud. I'd like to know what state makes a person serve 9 years for that. The maximum penalty is 4 years, here, with parole in 1 1/2.

I have a very common name, so I'm not surprised you turned up something silly. I also tried to look up the public records of what had been published about my case at the time, when I got out, but found that the newspaper for the town in which I lived did not digitize their print edition until a couple of years after I was locked up, so unless you're creepy enough to go look at microfiche, I doubt it'll turn up.

It was some sort of check scheme, and as I recall it was also about 10 years in prison for this Robert as well. It likely could have been someone else with your name. If I recollect your last name I'll google it for you and link to it. Though I do find it interesting there's no newspaper articles of not just your conviction, but the exoneration after 10 years in jail, of a supposed big time drug dealer, who single handily sent three guys to the infirmary. I would think the exoneration would at least get a blurb somewhere.

Shocking

Do you hear the words in your head as they fly off your fingertips? Why are you internet-stalking people?! That is really weird. Even if someone puts their name out there, it's beyond strange that you would put so much effort into digging up their past. Why do you want to know so much about the personal life of some guy on an internet forum?

Note to self: Remove photographs and personal information from forum so Tomasia doesn't show up at my doorstep to rape and murder me.
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21-09-2016, 01:19 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:14 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Do you hear the words in your head as they fly off your fingertips? Why are you internet-stalking people?! That is really weird. Even if someone puts their name out there, it's beyond strange that you would put so much effort into digging up their past. Why do you want to know so much about the personal life of some guy on an internet forum?

But he's a "Christian-who-needs-no-Jebus". Facepalm
(And he's "just here to learn") Weeping

Seriously, the forum rules SPECIFICALLY prohibit attempting to interfere in someone's private life. People get banned for that.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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21-09-2016, 01:20 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:14 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(21-09-2016 01:00 PM)Tomasia Wrote:  It was some sort of check scheme, and as I recall it was also about 10 years in prison for this Robert as well. It likely could have been someone else with your name. If I recollect your last name I'll google it for you and link to it. Though I do find it interesting there's no newspaper articles of not just your conviction, but the exoneration after 10 years in jail, of a supposed big time drug dealer, who single handily sent three guys to the infirmary. I would think the exoneration would at least get a blurb somewhere.

Shocking

Do you hear the words in your head as they fly off your fingertips? Why are you internet-stalking people?! That is really weird. Even if someone puts their name out there, it's beyond strange that you would put so much effort into digging up their past. Why do you want to know so much about the personal life of some guy on an internet forum?

Note to self: Remove photographs and personal information from forum so Tomasia doesn't show up at my doorstep to rape and murder me.

Think I saw this on Criminal Minds. Or maybe it was Law&Order? Now I remember, it was Elementary. Think they called it "catfishing" or something.

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21-09-2016, 01:22 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
Yeah, Tomasia is the kind of theist that gives religion a seriously bad name.

Compared to him even Randy Ruggles is a paragon of good manners. Still, typically full of lies but, usually, fairly polite lies.

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