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08-10-2016, 06:08 PM
RE: New to Forum, long-time podcast listener
(07-10-2016 09:56 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Welcome to the forum.

For fun history grab one on Emperor Justinian the Apostate.

Gibbon discussed Justinian II but briefly. So briefly I don't remember it. Will Durant covers him in book IV of his work. I skipped that volume as my father was reading it when I finished volume III. Perhaps it's time to pick up where I left off. Thanks for the tip.
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08-10-2016, 06:21 PM
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Welcome! Is a Talibaptist what I think it is?
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08-10-2016, 09:13 PM
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Greetings Warts!

Help for the living. Hope for the dead. ~ R.G. Ingersoll

Freedom offers opportunity. Opportunity confers responsibility. Responsibility to use the freedom we enjoy wisely, honestly and humanely. ~ Noam Chomsky
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08-10-2016, 09:15 PM
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Welcome.

See here they are the bruises some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way. - JF
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09-10-2016, 12:58 AM
RE: New to Forum, long-time podcast listener
Welcome.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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09-10-2016, 08:16 AM
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(08-10-2016 06:21 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Welcome! Is a Talibaptist what I think it is?

Think Taliban, but with cars up on concrete blocks in the yard instead of blown up alongside the road.
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09-10-2016, 08:30 AM
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Why you so angry?
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09-10-2016, 04:44 PM
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(09-10-2016 08:30 AM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  Why you so angry?

Because I am surrounded by Talibaptists who consider it right to physically threaten or assault people for using four letter words, yet reserve for themselves the right to reference black people with a six letter word on the grounds that it is part of their culture that I don't understand.

Most southerners are wonderful people, just as people are all over the world. But the religion here is particularly belligerent. I raised my kids in a conservative Oregon logging town and took them to church every Sunday. Yet I never understood religious hatred until I came here. My son did his helicopter training about three hours down the road. He compares the local religious attitudes to those in Afghanistan.

It is clear I don't belong here. Hurry up retirement!
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09-10-2016, 04:55 PM
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Hi Doug, and welcome to the forum.

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― José Martí
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