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Evan
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Posted - November 29 2017 :  11:05:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here in Houston for grandson, Ian Marshall's eagle court of honor,, flying home in a bit. Ian is the 3rd of the 4th generation eagle scouts in our family

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

oldmuleskinner
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795 Posts

Posted - November 29 2017 :  3:07:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the Eagle Scout.

My wife and I just landed in San Antonio for a quick business trip. I just went into the airport restroom to get "dressed".

Have a safe trip home.

Each of us is an innkeeper, and we decide if there is room for Jesus.
Neal A. Maxwell
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Malcolm
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USA
4008 Posts

Posted - November 29 2017 :  5:43:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am glad I’m not the only one who uses the “Faculty Lounge”, to get dressed, as well as address my needs for expressing thoughts on tenure of academics.

"The measure of a man's character, is how he treats someone who can do nothing for him." (unknown)
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LittleBill
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Posted - November 29 2017 :  6:33:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast
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Arvinator
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USA
5252 Posts

Posted - November 29 2017 :  10:10:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats to him, and glad you are going home to your soulmate. Hope your trip was a good one.

Be honest, fair, and always prepared...
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bandaidman
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USA
1309 Posts

Posted - November 30 2017 :  03:50:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations to your grandson, it's going to be increasingly harder to earn the rank of Eagle Scout I fear due to the churches change in emphasis. I think that BSA shot themselves in the foot more than just figuratively in becoming politically correct. I just hope that leaders realize the real reason for the scout program learning leadership AND gaining experience in earning merit badges.

“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.
Jeffery Holland
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Evan
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34116 Posts

Posted - November 30 2017 :  06:24:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agree, but agenda people are generally stupid so I have little hope.

Eye Doc today-my left eye-the dominant one is blurry as all distances and at 75 I'm learning to shoot left handed and right eyed.

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

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Jim Higginbotham
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USA
9431 Posts

Posted - November 30 2017 :  09:00:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats! I never made it to Eagle - they kicked me out of the Boy Scouts for being "too prepared"

Jim

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BatteryOaksBilly
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USA
125 Posts

Posted - November 30 2017 :  6:24:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have never known an Eagle that didn't grow into a prosperous adult.

Billy Bruton..Carry every step..Shoot every day!
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Pop Pop
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USA
685 Posts

Posted - December 01 2017 :  08:39:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of our church leaders is a Eagle Scout. Fine and caring man. Still talks about his scouting days with much pleasure.

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Malcolm
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USA
4008 Posts

Posted - December 01 2017 :  6:51:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Evan, on his achievement. I fear he will be one of the last. Our grandsons are seeing their Scouting experiences curtailed, due to the clash between the beliefs of thier chartering organization, and the BSA itself,many their (in my opinion), idiotic political correctectness gone amok.
We no longer financially support the BSA nationally nor their Councils through Friends of Scouting, or any other of their fund raising.

"The measure of a man's character, is how he treats someone who can do nothing for him." (unknown)
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LittleBill
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4375 Posts

Posted - December 02 2017 :  08:49:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
“Political correctness”? But.... allowing homosexual and ‘transgender’ scoutmasters will make scouting so much more diverse... and we all know, the more diversity, the better...

Not to mention the opportunity to teach the ‘virtue’ of ‘tolerance’ to the young men... oops, pardon me, I should have said, the youngwhatever-gender-they-choose-to-identify-with’ individuals.... and we all know, there’s no higher virtue than tolerating any and every kind of bizarre pathology that comes along... the only thing we refuse to tolerate, is intolerance....

And think of all the possibilities for new merit badges...


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Edited by - LittleBill on December 02 2017 08:58:55 AM
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jle3030
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USA
4992 Posts

Posted - December 02 2017 :  12:11:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing like a coed camping trip with LGBTQetc troop members and leaders to foster gender fluidity!

Jeff

jle3030
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Ace
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USA
5049 Posts

Posted - December 02 2017 :  9:04:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't see anything wrong with including LGBTQ's on Scout camping trips. Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon, Tomato, and Quinoa makes a dandy sandwich. Ace

Give me $1 every time a Liberal lies, I'll give you $5 every time one tells the truth; I'll end up a wealthy man, you'll end up broke.

Edited by - Ace on December 02 2017 9:04:43 PM
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Malcolm
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USA
4008 Posts

Posted - December 02 2017 :  9:09:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quinoa on a sandwich? No thanks, Ace, not me cuppatea.
Everything including triple the bacon, mmmmmmmmm!

"The measure of a man's character, is how he treats someone who can do nothing for him." (unknown)
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LittleBill
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4375 Posts

Posted - December 02 2017 :  11:48:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joke while you can, guys.

When Malcolm’s girl Kamala— or someone like her— is calling the shots, making those kind of hurtful, insensitive jokes about people’s sacred gender rights will be a serious hate crime.

And like current laws taking away the 2A rights of folks convicted of domestic abuse: would it make sense to let convicted ‘haters’ own firearms?


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast
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Ace
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USA
5049 Posts

Posted - December 03 2017 :  2:02:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You mean LGBTQ has something to do with gender? Ace

Give me $1 every time a Liberal lies, I'll give you $5 every time one tells the truth; I'll end up a wealthy man, you'll end up broke.
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WR Moore
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USA
854 Posts

Posted - December 03 2017 :  3:13:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the Eagle scout, I never made it either.

Some years back I read one of those short previews of books at the back of another book. It was set in a future where maintaining ones' birth race/gender was seen as a sign of mental defect. I never bought any of those so I don't know if they were using the concept to expose the flaws in the whole "identity" thing or not. Wonder what future societies that run across our artifacts & ruins will make of us?
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LittleBill
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4375 Posts

Posted - December 03 2017 :  3:24:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ace

You mean LGBTQ has something to do with gender? Ace


More to do with what happens when sanity and common sense go out the window; when those who used to be recognized as ‘troubled’, are now encouraged not only to diagnose themselves, but to decide what’s real for the rest of us.

The inmates are running the asylum now, and they’re coming after you... and everyone else who refuses to bow to the new PC standards of ‘groupthink’— in which all ‘good people’ are required by law to hold the same opinions... or suffer the consequences.

Look what recently happened to Google employee James Damore, who had the shameless audacity to respectfully suggest that men and women are different....

Never mind so-called ‘freedom of speech’— no longer can we afford to allow those sorts of hurtful, hateful ideas to be expressed! Those who continue to do so, will be brought to ‘justice’!


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Edited by - LittleBill on December 03 2017 4:10:54 PM
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Ace
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USA
5049 Posts

Posted - December 03 2017 :  6:11:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If 'those people' were to target me, personally, for some reason, and were willing to have a conference to 'discuss our options' (that is, what I'd have to do to correct myself), and I offered to provide lunch, and offered them Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon (OK, triple bacon, just for Malcolm's sake), Tomato, and Quinoa sammiches----do you think they's catch the joke?

Sorry, I'm still exhausted from trying to find Bambi and his mom all day yesterday. I promise the jokes will get better once I'm rested up. Ace

Give me $1 every time a Liberal lies, I'll give you $5 every time one tells the truth; I'll end up a wealthy man, you'll end up broke.
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LittleBill
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4375 Posts

Posted - December 04 2017 :  08:04:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ace, even when you’re in top form, your gift for humor will be totally wasted on them. If there’s one group that does NOT have a sense of humor, it’s the ‘gender justice warriors’!

In fact, I expect the coming ‘hate speech’ laws will include a section prohibiting anyone from making jokes about ‘sacred subjects’ like race and gender.


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast
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LittleBill
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4375 Posts

Posted - December 04 2017 :  08:07:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
But I’m sure they’d appreciate the fact that you included Quinoa— which I just learned is pronounced ‘keen- wah’, BTW. It’s definitely one of the ‘hippest’ grains!

Ordering a sammich on “KeenWah”— assuming, of course, that you pronounce it right; if you don’t, then your whole effort backfires, and you end up looking totally un-hip— is one of the best ways of subtly alerting everyone to just how totally ‘with-it’ you are.

Which I’m sure is of utmost importance to all of us here....


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Edited by - LittleBill on December 04 2017 09:15:23 AM
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