Steven007

  • Hi Dan. I find the current political climate to be almost unenduringly toxic. I am basically in agreement with most of the herd here: you, LaurieB and all of our overseas friends who can blessedly see this whole […]

  • Hi Dan and LaurieB:

    Dan, thanks for the thoughts. I thought I commented right after the hurricane on the same thread but perhaps I’m ‘misremebering’ (speaking of, I can’t remember the politician that made that […]

  • LaurieB –

    I’ve used his pages on capital punishment once with my sister-in-law
    and by the end of the short chapter by Grayling she actually changed
    her mind. It works I tell you!

    Hi Laurie (and Dan, e […]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Thanks for the kind words Alan, Phil, Dan, rjohn19, alf1200 and everyone else who’s expressed concern. An update. It’s been a busy two weeks. We got “lucky”. Irma was somewhat neutered by the time she roared through my area. We still had gusts in the 90’s and low triple digits. I lost power for ~ 72 hrs. My employer lost power for an entire we…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Good luck, 007; Steven, hi. Good luck. Be safe

    Thanks, gentlemen. Yes Phil, that’s the hope (spent energy).

    Dan, I think all of us here are contrarian to an extent. Certainly in all of its synonymous meanings.

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    As I sit here, in Tampa, Florida, at work, not “working” (everyone is monitoring this thing), I marvel at the science that allows us to know this is coming with a good approximation of the path it will take (not to mention all of the other measurements: wind speeds, barometric pressure, etc). That said it’s time to batten down the hatches here.…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    A recent study appeared to give a “big hit” to the game of football
    itself, with findings that nearly all the brains of 111 deceased NFL
    players studied showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or
    CTE.

    Good snark, eejit. I trust you’re European. This (re: the excerpt) is not a surprise. Do the same study with longtime boxer…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Dan, Alan –

    I always preferred the word agnostic in the past. Why? Because atheist, much like theist, sounded too dogmatic to me. Too much certainty. Also I hate labels. I also liked that agnostic had more than one primary meaning; one can be agnostic to many things. Belief in gods has so little purchase for me that I don’t feel the need to asc…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Gerardo #13:

    So, if I may, for my atheist colleagues here who are keen to disprove
    the most ambitious god’s existence

    Gerardo #17:

    …like for example, the way I am adopting at present, do investigation
    on what is existence, okay?

    Gerardo #19:

    Suppose you just tell me what is it you are talking about that is not
    exi…

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  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Gerardo, Alan and others are usually very generous with their time. This topic has very recently been discussed ad infintum in the following thread:

    https://www.richarddawkins.net/2016/11/i-had-to-take-my-dirty-panties-to-a-rabbi-and-so-has-every-orthodox-jewish-woman/

    Do yourself a favor and read through the comments. Prepare some tea and…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    I agree, another learned opinion would be nice. Alas, it seems to be a slow news day here. What I find dusty others find exciting. Perhaps we need to talk about soiled Orthodox Jewish women’s panties?! That was [ahem] a joke…

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Olgun, I was merely being rhetorical in a clumsy manner (including a clumsy jab at our friend Dan; philosophy is far too dusty a topic for me); I certainly mean you no offense. In fact it seems I’m the one who does not “understand”. Or I understand all too well and simply disagree. I can agree that parents can learn from their children in the…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Olgun. I think you’ve been reading too much of Dan’s philosophizing (all due respect, Dan!) I agree with your interpretation if taken at face value, I’m merely saying I find it (that interpretation) preposterous! Are there young people that can teach us a thing or two? Of course! But to imply that ALL children of ALL adults have lesson upon…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    In America [and Britain] the young are always ready to give to those
    who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
    Oscar Wilde

    Dan/Olgun, The irony is I took the known wit and often sarcastic/sardonic Wilde at his ‘word’. It read to me as if Wilde was poking fun at the young thinking they have all the answers. Ide…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Dan,

    No issues. Listen, when global warming hits hard(er), FL will obviously be in its cross-hairs as well as CA and all coastal areas. So yes, it will encroach on us before it encroaches on other locales. That only makes sense. But as of today it is largely status quo on the coast, with the exception of the things mentioned by me and Alan. That…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I heard that parts of Florida has already seen terrible flooding, and
    is highly vulnerable even right now. There are numerous articles about
    that.

    Dan, I can point to numerous articles about flooding all over the US, primarily due to heavy rains. Let’s not conflate the issue. I just did a google search on “heavy flooding in” and the…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    BTW: The underlying bedrock is limestone with caves and underground
    rivers, so sea walls won’t work, as sea water can flow underground and
    come up inland.

    Indeed, this is a real issue and will make the future potentially ominous indeed (I’ve not yet perused your link) in FL. And it’s the future that’s at stake; I likely won’t see the t…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Floridians are already on the verge of uncontrollable flooding. They
    were idiots to vote for Trump. Their real estate will soon be
    worthless. They fully deserved that fate.

    Hi Roedy. You paint with broad strokes my friend. I’m one of the Florida “idiots” who voted in the last election, for HRC if it needs to be said. Let’s not group u…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    @LaurieB (#161)

    LaurieB, you make an excellent point in your 4th paragraph (The second thing I thought of right away is…) regarding addiction to social media and certainly cell phones are included in this (screens in general; and our parents thought we watched too much TV!) and the reasonable and sagacious practice of computer usage agreements b…[Read more]

  • Steven007 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Avi, this is a non sequitur having nothing to do with the OP or any of the other things you and others have been speaking of. I’m guessing this is a moral question since you seem to think atheists are amoral (or simply too unenlightened to know true god given morality) unless you explain it’s something else. The problem with a question like thi…[Read more]

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