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Posted: 03:27PM May 5, 2016
Hydra1234Ait
Posts: 2683

Interesting, because I am Catholic and my church doesn't use incense. Something about incense being pagan.

All fields of science are just applied physics.
Posted: 02:56AM May 7, 2016
snappytomg
Posts: 5126

That's interesting because Catholic churches DO use incense at the ceremonies....all the one's I've been to....

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Posted: 08:03AM May 7, 2016
bluegrasssAusmod
Perseverance
Posts: 6952

Some depend on the Priest. Here on weekday Masses they do not, but on Sunday and Saturday Nights they do.
Posted: 05:50AM May 9, 2016
snappytomg
Posts: 5126

They don't want to burn the profits!

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Posted: 07:05AM May 9, 2016
ultimatecubtgb
Posts: 1899

I thought you said you were Presbyterian Hydra?

Chemistry is awesome!
Posted: 09:22AM May 9, 2016
Hydra1234Ait
Posts: 2683

I switched when I move to the States. I realized I didn't really like the way they emphasized the Scriptures over god. That didn't sit well with me.

All fields of science are just applied physics.
Posted: 10:41PM May 10, 2016
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2153

Several years ago, my older brothers formed a friendly co-head baseball team that played a couple seasons in some sort of a local competition / fun times... I admit several years is more like 25-30 years ago, so the details are really not clear about who and where we played. I remember it... mostly because I still have our "official" team shirt. Luckily, the moths have not eaten too many holes in it.

We were called the Mugwamps. It was from a comedy sketch by Abbott and Costello. To them, the mugwamp was a bird that sat on a fence... it's mug on one side, the wamp on the other.

Tonight I was thinking about this and decided to google it to see the sketch again... I was surprised to see that this phrase came from the 1884 US presidential election where a large group of Republicans decided not to vote for their party but to look at the other party. One side on one side, and one side on the other.

Sadly this year the US seems to be in the same situation. Personally, my political party I follow is nil... I vote for the person, not the party. Something lost by many political party members. My thoughts only.

I also am not feeling warm and cozy about the election coming up. With that said, please, do not discuss your idea of the US party favorites on my account. Save your thoughts for the debate forum, not here, because I really could see people feeling very supportive about their favorite... and frankly, the two favorites right now... I have zero desire for. See how a debate could easily be started here? Don't.

As this IS not a debate... I only thought about Mugwamps on a totally side note... funny how little things in life can still come around and be important in other respects.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 11:19PM May 10, 2016
LogicalRogerAus
Posts: 3306

I don't have too much to discuss about the election beyond that I don't think I like anyone. I don't even know if I should vote this time at all. I think the only one I was thinking about voting for was Carson but he's out and I barely knew too much about him. The whole thing is depressing me, though. If there was ever a time that a third party candidate could win, this would certainly be a sensible time.

Why didn't the Libertarian cross the road?
Posted: 02:49AM May 11, 2016
snappytomg
Posts: 5126

Well look what has happened in the Phillipines!!!

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Posted: 06:49PM May 11, 2016
Hydra1234Ait
Posts: 2683

Is that election foreshadowing the election of Trump?

All fields of science are just applied physics.
Posted: 02:11PM May 22, 2016
DrHooAen
Posts: 52

I'm not a citizen, but I live in the US (married to an American) and it bothers me how bleak this election looks. The missus likes Bernie, but doesn't think he'll carry over Clinton. I've got friends who are fully into Trump and I can't figure out why - they're good people, just focused on different issues than I am.

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Posted: 07:29PM May 22, 2016
LogicalRogerAus
Posts: 3306

Trump has some stances that no one has, so if they're passionate about those, it makes sense. I'd like to think myself as mostly liberal, maybe a little more middle-ground, but I don't like Bernie because of how liberal he is. This country needs a strong dose of reality instead of pandering. I'd rather have Hillary but all three make me hang my head. I still have no idea if I will vote for anyone.

Why didn't the Libertarian cross the road?
Posted: 09:15PM May 22, 2016
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2153

You're not alone LR. At first, I was gung ho for Trump... he was no nonsense. But then the issues about other races and religious beliefs started to come out by him and frankly, I tossed his name into the trash... we are about to end 8 years of someone who pushed their own personal agendas and beliefs on us. I never have wanted Hiliary... let's just say that I think the first lady we pick as President shouldn't have the baggage she has had and the lies that seem to follow her. Bernie... I can not say much about him, never really felt he had a chance of over taking Hilary... maybe I should back him... but before I do, I guess I should look at what he stands for. This is going to be a strange election, especially if the Republicans don't endorse Trump and go elsewhere. I hear Canada is gaining residents.

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 02:19AM May 23, 2016
snappytomg
Posts: 5126

I am in Aus-tralia...I like Trump. I think he'd be good entertainment and he'd step on many toes.
All we hear about are his crass statements and snippets of the negative stuff that comes up. I don't know any of his REAL policies.

We're having an election in July. I don't know who to vote for here either - Dumb or Dumber.


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Posted: 06:18PM May 24, 2016
DrHooAen
Posts: 52

American politics provide much entertainment for the world.
Posted: 09:23PM May 24, 2016
Hydra1234Ait
Posts: 2683

And inspiration. Look at the Trumps in Germany. He might have more imitators than Elvis Presley.

All fields of science are just applied physics.
Posted: 01:41PM May 26, 2016
LogicalRogerAus
Posts: 3306

Germany's already copied some of mindless PC the states are producing, so they might as well copy a Trump as well.

Why didn't the Libertarian cross the road?
Posted: 07:48PM May 30, 2016
whoviandebAus
Posts: 211

It's Memorial Day in the US and I want to thank the families of those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

To the fallen, we remember and honor you today.


Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.
Posted: 10:11PM May 30, 2016
snappytomg
Posts: 5126

Rest in peace and thank you to you all!

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Posted: 02:58PM Jun 1, 2016
LogicalRogerAus
Posts: 3306

I just noticed that Checkers and Chess have a very limited number of players. Time to sweep them. Lol.

Why didn't the Libertarian cross the road?
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