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Ketyk 8th November 2011 09:31 AM

Hello notaninja, welcome aboard.
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Originally Posted by nontaninjer (Post 7741471)
I am not a ninjer* only due to a typo I am nontaninjer.

If you Private Message any of these mods, they can fix that name for ya.
Darat , Lisa Simpson , Cuddles , Tricky , Gaspode , Myriad , Locknar , LashL , jhunter1163 , kmortis , Rat , Cleon , Loss Leader.
Actually I'll PM you in case you never come here and read this.


Hi draconia.
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Originally Posted by draconia (Post 7741548)
:relieved:

What is that? If it is what it looks like, you should know that this is a non-smoking thread.

If you two have any questions, don't hesitate to come back here and ask.

If anyone offers you goats milk, give it a go. It's nutritious and delicious.

COLONEL 8th November 2011 10:14 AM

Welcome NEWB's Nontaninjer & Draconia Have a glass of fresh Goats milk . On weekends we have a BBQ for you NewB's so make sure you check back late Friday or Saturday and look at the menu that will be posted

CelticRose 8th November 2011 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by amb (Post 7741346)
Most of the people I have ever welcomed have disappeared without a trace. Perhaps I layed in on a little too thick? Maybe the menu could be better?

You welcomed me and I'm still here. You haven't scared me away yet. :p

COLONEL 8th November 2011 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by amb (Post 7741346)
Most of the people I have ever welcomed have disappeared without a trace. Perhaps I layed in on a little too thick? Maybe the menu could be better?

I'm not a sniper for nothing :D They insulted my goat.:cool:

CelticRose 8th November 2011 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7743593)
I'm not a sniper for nothing :D They insulted my goat.:cool:

Speaking of which, no one's been telling the n00bs to pat the goat if they see it. Poor thing's probably feeling neglected. (The goat, not the n00bs.)

COLONEL 8th November 2011 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CelticRose (Post 7743674)
Speaking of which, no one's been telling the n00bs to pat the goat if they see it. Poor thing's probably feeling neglected. (The goat, not the n00bs.)

You might be right. it has been moody and it's milk out put has been down lately. All right everyone start petting the Goat when you see it. Or I'll make a call and get Shemp involved.

amb 8th November 2011 11:31 PM

Welcome to both. I, unlike Susan started questioning at a very early age. I remember sitting in the pew with my mum at around 10-12 years of age, and having already read the babble from cover to cover started thinking whether this was right. For example, one of the commandments states: though shalt not have a graven image of thy god. Looking around me in a catholic church, there were statues and images all over the place. Hmmmm. Something stinks in Denmark comes to mind was my thought then.

draconia 9th November 2011 04:09 AM

I do smoke but being the new guy is always hard :)

Read my mothers psychology books at around 11-12 and it all just snowballed from there and walking to and from school gave me loads of time to think.

I read articles on the interweb a lot about almost everything and I have found that
many sites that claim scientific and critical articles still suffer from assumptions and reference to bogus evidence. It's sad to say the least.

Generally I like to observe more than participate and read more what people comment in forums and articles than the topic itself but I believe that I can feel right at home here :)

COLONEL 9th November 2011 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by draconia (Post 7744360)
Generally I like to observe more than participate and read more what people comment in forums and articles than the topic itself but I believe that I can feel right at home here :)

Being a sniper I need a good observer from time to time and the Goat is getting tired , Are you interested ?

amb 9th November 2011 10:43 PM

Watch it Colonel. We don't want a stampede now do we?

COLONEL 11th November 2011 03:18 AM

Welcome NewB's here is the weekend menu

The ever popular Goatsmilk, Belgian and Miller beer Kool ade from Washington DC. New England Clam chowder, Lobster bisq,BBQ Roo meat,Rabbits, and hamsters assorted salads,and baked beans
Grayman oatmeal cookies and MINTIES. Enjoy the weekend and don't forget to pat the goat on the head if you meet up with it.

amb 11th November 2011 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7750341)
Welcome NewB's here is the weekend menu

The ever popular Goatsmilk, Belgian and Miller beer Kool ade from Washington DC. New England Clam chowder, Lobster bisq,BBQ Roo meat,Rabbits, and hamsters assorted salads,and baked beans
Grayman oatmeal cookies and MINTIES. Enjoy the weekend and don't forget to pat the goat on the head if you meet up with it.

Sounds great. Think I can hop into it as well? We'll pretend I'm a newbie.

COLONEL 11th November 2011 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by amb (Post 7750374)
Sounds great. Think I can hop into it as well? We'll pretend I'm a newbie.

Get back out side and finish cutting up the Roo Meat and NO BEER until you are done.

amb 11th November 2011 04:20 AM

Roo meat, a couple of goannas, an emu plus the usual rabbits coming right up.

shanesmith0922 11th November 2011 02:03 PM

Shane
 
Hello, my name is Shane. I'm 24 in Utah.
I've left my family at 16 due to my atheism/skepticism.
Been following James Randi for years, but this is the first time I noticed the forum. I'm either Blind or dumb. You decide.
"formon"
No political position.
Not really creative.
My YouTube channel: youtube.com/shanesmith20m
My group: https://sites.google.com/site/skepticinmormonville/
Most hated woo: Creationism
Why?: Builds a mistrust and misunderstanding of science at a young age, possibly leading to other forms of woo.

Ketyk 11th November 2011 04:03 PM

Hi shane.

Good job jumping right in and starting a new thread in our often overlooked JREF Skeptical Podcast sub-forum:

Skeptics In Mormonville

I'll have a listen and read some a bit later.
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Originally Posted by shanesmith0922 (Post 7751774)
... I'm either Blind or dumb. You decide.

A false dichotomy, but you're new. And saying "false dichotomy" and spelling it correctly makes me feel better about myself.

amb 12th November 2011 12:03 AM

Welcome shane. I made a post in your thread. Welcome buddy, would you like some liquor filled chocolates?

TheCrazyRationalist 12th November 2011 08:37 AM

Greetings and salutations!
 
Hi everyone!

It's about time that I join these hallowed forums. I am Andre' (or... The Crazy Rationalist on the web). My powers include: Greater Rationality, Detect Pseudoscience (in a 30 yard radius) and Summon Randi (this mostly includes rapid links to youtube vids).

Cheers!

Terpsichore 12th November 2011 09:19 AM

Hi, I'm Pat, aged 64, so I'm old enough to be skeptical about skepticism. I got here by looking for 9/11 stuff, bouncing from link to link the way you do. I'll say straight off that I'm not likely to be a stayer. But I might be an occasional dropper-in.

I only recently got interested in 9/11, having avoided it for years. I'd had enough conspiracy talk on a forum I used to visit where people spend their time trying to prove that Shakespeare was really somebody else. Eventually I got tired of the methodology, which is, a) never to stay too long on the same point, but blow smoke over it by saying "and what about...?", and hopping off to some other point, b) when comprehensively refuted, to retreat from position to position, with the ultimate position being where all arguments are settled with "that's what they want you to think". When the evidence fits it fits. When it doesn't fit it still fits, because it's been deliberately manipulated by the all-powerful Elizabethan secret service to look like it doesn't fit, just for credibility. In the end you just have to walk away.

But I've read up a bit on the 9/11 theories over the past few weeks. So I'll follow some of the threads here, and probably post something.

COLONEL 12th November 2011 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Terpsichore (Post 7753344)
Hi, I'm Pat, aged 64, so I'm old enough to be skeptical about skepticism. .

Welcome Pat it is good to have some one older here, you are a little older then me but not by much.Some of these youngster that are on this forum are like teen agers they know it all and really don't know squat. I am the official,unofficial Goat herder and part time welcomer along with AMB. so Have a fresh Glass of Goats milk and wonder around the site we have something for everyone here . Oh and if you see the Goat, be sure to pat it on the head .

COLONEL 12th November 2011 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by TheCrazyRationalist (Post 7753261)
Hi everyone!

It's about time that I join these hallowed forums. I am Andre' (or... The Crazy Rationalist on the web). My powers include: Greater Rationality, Detect Pseudoscience (in a 30 yard radius) and Summon Randi (this mostly includes rapid links to youtube vids).

Cheers!

Welcome Andre you must report to the forum Dr. with a name like Crazy we have to be sure it is just a name and not what you really are. We have to many nuts running loose as it is :D Drink some of our fresh goats milk it seems to have a calming effect on people.Don't forget to pat it on the head when you meet it .

quadraginta 12th November 2011 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7753497)
... We have to many nuts running loose as it is ...


Is this your subtle way of suggesting that there may be some left that haven't joined us here yet?

COLONEL 12th November 2011 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7753497)
Welcome Andre you must report to the forum Dr. with a name like Crazy we have to be sure it is just a name and not what you really are. We have to many nuts running loose as it is :D Drink some of our fresh goats milk it seems to have a calming effect on people.Don't forget to pat it on the head when you meet it .

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 7754534)
Is this your subtle way of suggesting that there may be some left that haven't joined us here yet?

At this time I would like to plead the fith

amb 13th November 2011 01:09 AM

Any questions to Colonel should be addressed to me. I'm his attorney. :)

arthwollipot 13th November 2011 05:24 AM

Seriously - does COLONEL post anywhere else?

amb 13th November 2011 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by arthwollipot (Post 7755193)
Seriously - does COLONEL post anywhere else?

In the bad jokes thread. :p

SusanB-M1 13th November 2011 07:52 AM

tersichore

welcome. Did you read the Bill Bryson book called, 'Shakespeare'?

COLONEL 13th November 2011 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by arthwollipot (Post 7755193)
Seriously - does COLONEL post anywhere else?

Talk to my Attorny AMB at the law office of Dewy ,Cheatum ,and Howe ! :D

Ketyk 13th November 2011 09:39 AM

Ahh, Fan of Click & Clack, the Tappit Brothers?

quadraginta 13th November 2011 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by amb (Post 7754954)
Any questions to Colonel should be addressed to me. I'm his attorney. :)


You have my deepest sympathies.

Surely the ambulance chasing in WA isn't that unprofitable.

It's those pictures he's got. Right?

(Are we closing in on the solution to the Mystery of the Missing Goat?)

Terpsichore 13th November 2011 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SusanB-M1 (Post 7755372)
tersichore

welcome. Did you read the Bill Bryson book called, 'Shakespeare'?

I haven't read that one, as it happens. But I have read his Notes From a Small Island, and Mother Tongue, both of which I enjoyed very much. Is it good?

amb 14th November 2011 12:48 AM

On the grounds that if my client speaks it may jeopardise the case, I will not comment on the whereabouts of the goat!

DonaldPennington 14th November 2011 05:44 AM

Edited to say: *Sorry. I was initially responding to someone who'd said something about snake-oil salesmen*

I once published an article (which I won't spam here because I'm here to learn not to spam but if you wanna see it ask me) about a three word psychic test my Dad and I set up before he passed away (He had a wonderfully sarcastic sense of humor he did.).

In the piece, I warned frauds that if their "attempt" was just a guess, it would be evident to me - and it would be mocked. This was back when the site I write for allowed anonymous comments.

Still, tried they did. And mocked they were. Hundreds of attempts suffered my ridicule and scorn. Then I started getting the "Well maybe you should just drop it then!" types of angry comments.

But my favorite comments were those wherein they told me I was "blocking the energy," or some silly crap like that. No, I would have made the successful psychic famous. FAMOUS! I was very open to someone somehow being able to do it. I would've loved to know Dad was still around in some way.

It turns out though, frauds and con-artists are a special sort of psychopath which has no qualms about making their livings exploiting the emotions of the bereaved.

Frauds and phony "psychics" and the sort hate being exposed more than anything. Cockroaches scatter when the light turns on, y'know?

COLONEL 14th November 2011 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by DonaldPennington (Post 7757747)
Edited to say: *Sorry. I was initially responding to someone who'd said something about snake-oil salesmen*

I once published an article (which I won't spam here because I'm here to learn not to spam but if you wanna see it ask me) about a three word psychic test my Dad and I set up before he passed away (He had a wonderfully sarcastic sense of humor he did.).

In the piece, I warned frauds that if their "attempt" was just a guess, it would be evident to me - and it would be mocked. This was back when the site I write for allowed anonymous comments.

Still, tried they did. And mocked they were. Hundreds of attempts suffered my ridicule and scorn. Then I started getting the "Well maybe you should just drop it then!" types of angry comments.

But my favorite comments were those wherein they told me I was "blocking the energy," or some silly crap like that. No, I would have made the successful psychic famous. FAMOUS! I was very open to someone somehow being able to do it. I would've loved to know Dad was still around in some way.

It turns out though, frauds and con-artists are a special sort of psychopath which has no qualms about making their livings exploiting the emotions of the bereaved.

Frauds and phony "psychics" and the sort hate being exposed more than anything. Cockroaches scatter when the light turns on, y'know?

Welcome Donald Have a glass of goats milk. Sounds like your dad was pretty cool. Would you please remove you tin foil hat, it is blocking your thought waves .

SusanB-M1 14th November 2011 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Terpsichore (Post 7756696)
I haven't read that one, as it happens. But I have read his Notes From a Small Island, and Mother Tongue, both of which I enjoyed very much. Is it good?

Yes, he sticks to known facts and although there is humour here and there - I don't think he could write without that! - it is good; it is also quite a short book

commandlinegamer 14th November 2011 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by SusanB-M1 (Post 7758040)
Yes, he sticks to known facts and although there is humour here and there - I don't think he could write without that! - it is good; it is also quite a short book

I'd second that recommendation, and if nothing else you can use it to pick apart Emmerich's Anonymous.

Roadtoad 14th November 2011 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by amb (Post 7757331)
On the grounds that if my client speaks it may jeopardise the case, I will not comment on the whereabouts of the goat!

You're not in the States. You can't plead the Fifth.

On the other hand, once you get to the States, you and I can share a Fifth.

arete 14th November 2011 04:16 PM

Sniper school? Is that where you first met your goat?
 
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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7743593)
I'm not a sniper for nothing :D They insulted my goat.:cool:

Okay, were you sent to sniper school? and is that where you met your goat? Does he (or she) have a name?Tell him that I'm sorry that the only way I really like goats milk is when it has been made into feta cheese.
I feel the voice of a Muse telling me that it might be the time for me to write an ode To Feta'

Arete, who does not play on the flute or the harp or the that GGreek guitar that I can't thik of its name. Off to Google, easier than trying to find our dictionary.

Prometheus 14th November 2011 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7755572)
Talk to my Attorny AMB at the law office of Dewy ,Cheatum ,and Howe ! :D

3rd Floor

Ketyk 14th November 2011 10:50 PM

Hello Prometheus.

Welcome to the JREF Forum. I hope you find time to visit the many sub-forums that can be found in the Forum Index.

You might find this post to be an excellent example of forum etiquette, while this post shows what can happen after, oh, maybe 40000 posts and 4 years (exactly) of life on the frontlines battling ignorance and unfunniness.

I probably won't vote for it, but it was cool to see it nominated for the TLA. ;) :)


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