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COLONEL 2nd November 2011 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Man (Post 7722430)

Perhaps we should add beans to the menu (or at least Beefaroni)?

Where were you last week on the 28th? See the menu from there below :D:D:D:D


OK NewB's Welcome to the JREF. Here is the weekend menu enjoy your selves
Goats milk,assorted beer ,and koolade,fresh baked flounder,roo meat and Rabbits,
spaghetti squash,Shrimp scampi,and baked beans. Grayman oatmeal cookies, MINTIES, and pecan pie.
And again Enjoy your selves.

COLONEL 4th November 2011 12:12 PM

Because of budget cuts the weekend BBQ menu will be short
We have Goats milk, Belgin Beer , Roo meat , Baked beans ,Minties,and Grayman oatmeal cookies.
Enjoy the weekend NEWB'S

edenecho 5th November 2011 02:05 PM

Hello,
 
Yeah, I'm new here too after trying once before to join.

I also go by eden_echo on IMDb and I've been reading a plenty of crazy 9/11 "truth" nonsense on YT and Facebook, I came here to join the land of logic. :D

Ketyk 5th November 2011 03:00 PM

Hello edenecho.

What happened the last time you tried? Lack of character references? :)

Audrey Hepburn as #4 on your list of favourite actress'. Nice!

Can you do something over at IMDB to have them change the main page pic? It's hideous.

Strawberry 5th November 2011 07:47 PM

Hi all

I keep seeing links to this place on other parts of the interwebs, so I thought I should venture in and see for myself. When I saw the Stundie nominations, I knew I had to register. Is there anything funnier than the tin foil hat brigade?

COLONEL 5th November 2011 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Strawberry (Post 7734630)
Hi all

Is there anything funnier than the tin foil hat brigade?

Yes we call him Shemp

Welcome to the site.Have some Goats milk

Strawberry 5th November 2011 08:21 PM

Thanks. :)

Ketyk 5th November 2011 08:30 PM

I love it when newbies come back to this thread for a visit.

All too often I write a sincere welcome explaining various aspects of the forum, others offer their precious milk, and we never see them again.

Maybe I suffer from a bit of newbie postpartum depression. (ETA: or is empty-nest syndrome?)

Strawberry 5th November 2011 08:58 PM

I think I might be a keeper. Any forum which can produce gems like this is my spiritual home...

Quote:

If it (light) takes 11 million years to travel to earth, how can i see it now? I'm only 20.

If it takes 11 million years to travel to earth then the viewer would need to be 11 million years old.

COLONEL 6th November 2011 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ketyk (Post 7734710)
I love it when newbies come back to this thread for a visit.

All too often I write a sincere welcome explaining various aspects of the forum, others offer their precious milk, and we never see them again.

Maybe I suffer from a bit of newbie postpartum depression. (ETA: or is empty-nest syndrome?)

I hear you, it is nice when we get that one special NewB that comes back home now and then and says hello.

Ketyk 6th November 2011 07:20 AM

:o

Sometimes I .stalk. follow a NewBs progress, just to see how they are doing. I did that with IAmWhIAm, after that huge first post, but that turned into a waste of time. He made me want to break rule 0. iamtheillumnati got itself banned.

Can you think of any that have gone on to great stuff? I should do the research, maybe have a 'NewB of the Month' poll.

COLONEL 6th November 2011 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Ketyk (Post 7735470)
:o


Can you think of any that have gone on to great stuff? I should do the research, maybe have a 'NewB of the Month' poll.

I will give this some thought ,But I like the idea of the NEWB of the month

DangerMouth 6th November 2011 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7735733)
I will give this some thought ,But I like the idea of the NEWB of the month

LOL, like anyone would want to be the noob of the month?:D (KIDDING!)

Hi, I'm here, I'm new, I haven't actually lurked that long (breaking the trend of 'long time lurker', etc), but I've poked in here from time to time over the years. But, long-time Fan of Randi, sceptic, non-theist, etc. Glad to be here :)

Prometheus 6th November 2011 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ketyk (Post 7735470)
:o

Sometimes I .stalk. follow a NewBs progress, just to see how they are doing. I did that with IAmWhIAm, after that huge first post, but that turned into a waste of time. He made me want to break rule 0. iamtheillumnati got itself banned.

Can you think of any that have gone on to great stuff? I should do the research, maybe have a 'NewB of the Month' poll.

I remember welcoming UncaYimmy to the forum here. :boxedin:

Ketyk 7th November 2011 08:51 AM

I just went back to see if there were any forum-famous people I welcomed. I found only one: Geek Goddess in 2006.

arthwollipot 8th November 2011 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Ketyk (Post 7738446)
I just went back to see if there were any forum-famous people I welcomed. I found only one: Geek Goddess in 2006.

*High five!*

amb 8th November 2011 05:18 AM

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?

nontaninjer 8th November 2011 06:23 AM

Hello

I am not a ninjer* only due to a typo I am nontaninjer.

I spent years studying the so called "occult sciences" as a child and adolescent before finally becoming disillusioned with the people on the new age and pagan scenes and emerging as a rationalist as an adult.

In recent years I have had some interesting experiences that lead me to conclude that there may be more to life than current science can explain.

Having said that I hate and detest fake psychics, snake oil merchants and religious entrepreneurs who use spirituality as a way of abusing and exploiting vulnerable people. Unfortunately there is a lot of this kind of exploitation about and much of it goes unnoticed and unpunished.

If I am honest I do think that there is more to the world than current science can understand however I think that such things are not subject to commercial exploitation and are difficult to study for all kinds of reasons.

My interests and passions include depth psychology, music and crime fighting. I am especially concerned about the infiltration of mental health services by new age woo merchants and criminals and in researching and understanding money laundering in relation to new age criminal activity.

*waves* :)

draconia 8th November 2011 07:06 AM

Hi all,

Came over these forums by chance and started reading a bit.
Wow, just the same citrical thinking and discussion I like and then...
put the gigabits into the floppydrive, and... booom, I'm a member :)

All my life I have been pondering about, almost everything and critical thinking comes natural to me.
I question most everything and always look at the reason or motive to any one action instead of the action or reaction itself.
Because of this I find the persue of knowledge and understanding the fun part and actually understanding not as much :)

Handshake and introduction, :relieved:

SusanB-M1 8th November 2011 09:10 AM

Welcome to all newbies. I always keep up to date with this thread - have done since I joined!

draconia, I know what you mean about always being a critical thinker, although I didn't understand that that was what I was until comparatively latish in my life. That was mainly because it was simply 'not done' to raise the subject of religion when I was young, and I certainly never came across atheism. I just used to read anything and everything, but realise that I was very lucky to have the kind of genetic make-up, or whatever it was, that made me think, 'Is this TRUE?' and then go in search of the answers, which were not so available then.

Ketyk 8th November 2011 09:31 AM

Hello notaninja, welcome aboard.
Quote:

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.
Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.
Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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 .

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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?)


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