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by GregD
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Of Cake and BBQ at the US Supreme Court
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Of Cake and BBQ at the US Supreme Court

I did not listen to 20 minutes of podcast...I won't argue the free speech vs civil rights, no winner in that conversation. In our current political climate religion loses. This case really is not about free speech, it is about religious free speech. So only listen for 5 minutes. This is a case to r...
by GregD
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Of Cake and BBQ at the US Supreme Court
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Of Cake and BBQ at the US Supreme Court

A far better (IMHO) discussion of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission starts at time 44:20 in this podcast: http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/12/ot2017-8-bespoke-blank/ It continues for something like 20 minutes. They discuss many very thoughtful ideas on how to draw the line betwe...
by GregD
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Of Cake and BBQ at the US Supreme Court
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Of Cake and BBQ at the US Supreme Court

The case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is before the Supreme Court. The cake shop refused to sell a wedding cake to a customer when it became apparent that the cake was to be used in a same-sex wedding claiming that would violate the religious beliefs of the baker. This vi...
by GregD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Questions on cordage for new Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Questions on cordage for new Tarp

I would but she currently has me set it up for her. You are well ahead of me then. If weight isn't an issue I'd go along with the suggestion of using shock cord for the doors, and also tying them together (front to back on each side) to keep them out of the way. You might want to put a loop on one ...
by GregD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Questions on cordage for new Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Questions on cordage for new Tarp

I'm still trying to figure this husband/wife thing out since I've only been married for 30-some years but I have better luck with the whole experience when I actually ask her what she wants rather than going ahead with what I think she wants. I suppose there is no harm in also getting stakes and cor...
by GregD
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Dog owners live longer
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Dog owners live longer

Maybe I need to factor that in to my retirement planning.
by GregD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible

Scuba wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:18 am
Since when is Atheism a religion?
I would argue that a more accurate definition of religion is the collection of random-ass superstitions that a person holds to be true without any supporting evidence or logic. Under that definition atheism would be the religion in which the collection is empty.
by GregD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible

Bill, none of that is in the Constitution. That the Framers did not abide by the agreement that was struck doesn't change the meaning of the words that are actually in the agreement.

Should my religion have fewer legal protections because it is a non-Christian religion?
by GregD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible

Though corrupt modern judges no doubt disagree with me, I don't think there even is an establishment clause, and if there is it has nothing to do with giving you the right to(EDIT: appear at their get together and)- what, pray? To whom? The first amendment- despite the perversion by modern liberal ...
by GregD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible

Competent judges wouldn't agree with you Bill because on that statement you are incorrect: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. It is in the constitution in rather plain, clear, language. How the framers got from "all men are c...
by GregD
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible

Your point "my problem with modern political discourse is that a lot of people think that shouting down opposing views is acceptable/appropriate." is right on. But so far at least, it seems that 90% of that problem comes from the left. Whether from Antifa, or the average university profs and studen...
by GregD
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: All the other Political Stuff
Topic: Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Four things they did differently that made real conversation possible

I like her suggestions on how to have a productive discussion in the face of intense disagreement.

by GregD
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Texas Trips
Topic: Lone Star Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Lone Star Trail

Thanks for the update Rick.
by GregD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Hiking with Dogs
Topic: Collar I just made for Faith
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Collar I just made for Faith

That is a very serious buckle.
by GregD
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Texas Trips
Topic: Lone Star Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Lone Star Trail

I was thinking it would be a good weekend for the LSHT. It never occurred to me that it might be closed. It's deer hunting season after all.

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