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Darat 16th September 2006 09:03 AM

Welcome new Members! Introduce yourselves here!
 
:welcome4

A warm welcome to the many new Members that join us every day. We are glad you have chosen to be a part of our community and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Please take a few moments to introduce yourself in this thread - it's a great way to break the ice and most of the time we don't bite.

If you need any help with any of the forum features and options check out the frequently asked questions section or post a question in the Help section.

Have fun!

Darat 16th September 2006 09:10 AM

And remember you can always check out all the past introductions and welcome messages in the original "Welcome new posters! Introduce yourselves here!" thread.

arthwollipot 26th August 2011 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TubbaBlubba (Post 7514010)
I don't know if that's what it's associated with elsewhere, but up here Mjölnir pendants are closely associated to neo-Nazis, uber-nationalists, you get the picture.

There's a somewhat well-known Swedish punk song making fun of neo-Nazis starting with, "With a hammer around their necks...", as an example of how close those associations are.

Good thing I'm not from there, because I know a bunch of pinko liberals who wear them.

COLONEL 27th August 2011 03:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arthwollipot (Post 7514029)
Good thing I'm not from there, because I know a bunch of pinko liberals who wear them.

PINKO LIBERALS ??????? is there such a thing ?

arthwollipot 28th August 2011 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7514902)
PINKO LIBERALS ??????? is there such a thing ?

You're talking to one. :p

amb 28th August 2011 04:04 AM

Liberal has different meanings in the States and Australia. Over here Liberals are right wing as are the Republicans are in the States. Although lately, the thin line that separates the main political parties here has gotten even thinner.

arthwollipot 28th August 2011 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amb (Post 7517164)
Liberal has different meanings in the States and Australia. Over here Liberals are right wing as are the Republicans are in the States. Although lately, the thin line that separates the main political parties here has gotten even thinner.

Not quite. Our right wing is still left by American standards.

amb 28th August 2011 05:45 AM

Yea? you haven't seen nothing yet. Wait until this mob move into government. Little Johnny Howard's regime will look socialist in comparison.

Bishop 28th August 2011 03:21 PM

Hello everyone. So, yeah, I'm new here.

...not sure what else to say. I hope to enjoy myself here?

Akhenaten 28th August 2011 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bishop (Post 7518594)
Hello everyone. So, yeah, I'm new here.

...not sure what else to say. I hope to enjoy myself here?



:)


Welcome!

COLONEL 28th August 2011 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bishop (Post 7518594)
Hello everyone. So, yeah, I'm new here.

...not sure what else to say. I hope to enjoy myself here?

Welcome .What time do you start taking confessions? there are a lot of sinners here ;)

Jaynbob42 29th August 2011 02:02 AM

Hello to all. Another newbie stopping by to say hey.

Looks like a great place here. I found while looking up some physics topics. A long way from understanding it all but very interested.

Also I have been a fan as it were of James Randi for a while now.

As the name may suggest I like both the inane humour and slightly more intelligent stuff as well.

Look forward to many a happy hour spent on here.

Jaynbob42

amb 29th August 2011 02:56 AM

Welcome buddy. There's plenty of both here. Humour as well as more serious stuff. Now, would you like a glass of fresh milked by Colonel's goat milk, or would you prefer a Millers Draft?

Jaynbob42 29th August 2011 04:17 AM

Thanks amb, I will pass on the goats milk thanks. I grew up on a farm and used to live on the stuff, nasty after taste :-) lol
The Millers sounds perfect though.

Just really started looking around and very much enjoying the Free-man-on-the-land thread. A couple of my friends are being hooked into it and I need the counter arguments to be able to suggest their possible errors hehe

Anyhoo, gonna enjoy that Millers and head out to work.

AdMan 29th August 2011 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amb (Post 7519866)
Welcome buddy. There's plenty of both here. Humour as well as more serious stuff. Now, would you like a glass of fresh milked by Colonel's goat milk, or would you prefer a Millers Draft?


You better get better beer or you'll scare away newbies!

Alex333 29th August 2011 10:55 AM

Hi all,
My name Alex. I read the forum for some time. I'd like to participate in it from now. My native language is Russian. I live in New York. Came to skepticism 2 years ago. Mostly listening "Rationally Speaking" and "Skepticality" podcasts. Impressed by reading book "Don't Believe Everything You Think" by Thomas Kida. Still reading "Flim-Flam!" by James Randi.
Look forward to talk in forums.

COLONEL 29th August 2011 08:49 PM

Welcome newb's I would love to stay and chat but I have a lot going on with all the flooding going on here.Glad the goats are on high ground

The Sibelian 30th August 2011 12:59 PM

Hi everyone! Long time Randi fan, first time poster. Looking forward to actually participating in these forums rather than just reading them. I'm a big-time skeptic and a non-theist. I have recently started coming out of my skeptic/anti-Religion closet in my terrifyingly right-wing, anti-science, new-Earth, anti-gay, Christian community. So far it's been a mixture of terror, mind-boggling-ness, and just all-around fun. Nice to meet you all!

AdMan 30th August 2011 01:09 PM

Welcome, The Sibelian, and good luck with your "coming out," though Southern California doesn't really sound like a terrifyingly right-wing place. ;)

Have you met any other skeptics/atheists in your area? Meetup.com is a good way to find local groups and they can really be a support.

The Sibelian 30th August 2011 01:45 PM

Yes, thankfully it's just SoCal... it could be a lot worse... but we do have Orange County, world-famous for its conservative reputation! My little world is full of incredibly right-wingers though. Plus I have a HUGE family out here and they are all incredibly conservative Christians.

I have recently been reaching out to skeptics and atheists in my area as opposed to just meeting them online... and I've never been happier! It's nice to be among people who think for themselves and embrace science and rational thought. I've been getting into more and more debates with conservative Christian friends and folks and I'm actually enjoying it. The more I argue with them the more I realize that (so far) they don't really know or understand what's in that holy book of theirs. I've taken some classes in college on the subject and I've read many books about the history of the church and the bible... and it's absolutely fascinating! It's amazing how much they DON'T want to hear about the history and content of their book and religion! What a way to live!

Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.

argalarga 30th August 2011 05:53 PM

Hi! Name's Mike, I'm a playwright and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. I found randi.org through the Skeptoid podcast, which I've become a big fan of.

Akhenaten 30th August 2011 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by argalarga (Post 7525211)
Hi! Name's Mike, I'm a playwright and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. I found randi.org through the Skeptoid podcast, which I've become a big fan of.



Hi there Mike.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...6e8b167056.gif

So many times I've thought to myself while reading a thread, "You couldn't make this stuff up", so maybe you'll find a screenplay in here somewhere.

Hugh Jackman as 'Akhenaten' has a nice ring to it, I reckon.

argalarga 30th August 2011 11:02 PM

Haha! One of the projects I'm working on has a distinct conspiracy theory bent to it, about the intersection of art and government.

amb 31st August 2011 02:36 AM

So many new bloods. So little goat's milk and beer left. Welcome all, welcome to the best forum ever.

COLONEL 31st August 2011 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amb (Post 7526071)
So many new bloods. So little goat's milk and beer left. Welcome all, welcome to the best forum ever.

I think it was the Hurricane that brought them here looking for food and shelter. I better get busy and get some more goats milk in here.

Welcome NEWB's Fresh goats milk coming up

nancytfo 1st September 2011 12:01 PM

I am new to this forum. I am not new to web forums.
I read Mr. Randi's essay on eSCEPTIC.
It is hilarious and wanted to say so.
I think I never laughed like that before.

COLONEL 1st September 2011 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nancytfo (Post 7530567)
I think I never laughed like that before.

And you never will again

Welcome Nancy, Have a glass of Goats milk I just sqeezed it :D We also have MINTIES and Grayman Oatmeal cookies and on the weekend along with other things we serve BBQ hamsters

amb 2nd September 2011 02:32 AM

And roasted rabbit alla king.

COLONEL 2nd September 2011 03:37 AM

WELCOME NEWB'S here is the weekend menu
Drinks: goats milk ,Iced tea with lemon,belgian beer and miller draft beer,Coffee
Vegies: corn on the cob ,tossed salad,potato salad,
Meats: Rabbit,hamsters, and Roo.all prepared any way you would like them
Dessert: Grayman oatmeal cookies ,MINTIES, cherry,apple,and pecan pies

Enjoy

nancytfo 2nd September 2011 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7530819)
And you never will again

Welcome Nancy, Have a glass of Goats milk I just sqeezed it :D We also have MINTIES and Grayman Oatmeal cookies and on the weekend along with other things we serve BBQ hamsters

"and you never will again"
I was thinking maybe I will never laugh like that again,
now you say it too, and I don't know how you know that.
It might sound threatening to someone on the edge.
What does it mean, if in case it means anything at all?

The rest of the stuff you say is riddle me ree, I don't
know how to receive it into my brain that came here
for rational interchange. Somebody is Australian?
Roo is baby kangaroo? Is any one there? Out there? Hello?

COLONEL 2nd September 2011 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nancytfo (Post 7532650)
"and you never will again"
I was thinking maybe I will never laugh like that again,
now you say it too, and I don't know how you know that.
It might sound threatening to someone on the edge.
What does it mean, if in case it means anything at all?

The rest of the stuff you say is riddle me ree, I don't
know how to receive it into my brain that came here
for rational interchange. Somebody is Australian?
Roo is baby kangaroo? Is any one there? Out there? Hello?


I would suggest that you go back a few pages and read some of the comments on the welcome post then you should get an Idea of whats going on, if after doing that you still do not have a clue, I will explain it to you.

nancytfo 2nd September 2011 09:10 AM

Sorry, I have a CLUE, but that is all I have.
I believe Jesus. Does he have anything to do with goats
and their milk? You are just playing pretend, right?

COLONEL 2nd September 2011 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nancytfo (Post 7533388)
You are just playing pretend, right?

Exactly right, Its a way we welcome the New members

SkepticScott 2nd September 2011 11:40 AM

And some of us welcome new members by popping in here very infrequently and saying "Hi! Welcome to the Forum!"

nancytfo 2nd September 2011 01:23 PM

Thank you all.

amb 3rd September 2011 12:59 AM

No need to thank us. Thank the goat for it's fresh milk everyday.

Aridas 4th September 2011 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7532457)
WELCOME NEWB'S here is the weekend menu
Drinks: goats milk ,Iced tea with lemon,belgian beer and miller draft beer,Coffee
Vegies: corn on the cob ,tossed salad,potato salad,
Meats: Rabbit,hamsters, and Roo.all prepared any way you would like them
Dessert: Grayman oatmeal cookies ,MINTIES, cherry,apple,and pecan pies

Enjoy

Dammit! I want my cow's milk and water for a drink, so I'll just start bringing them with me. The vegetables and rabbit meat sounds tasty though. I have no idea what Kangaroo meat is like, so I'd love to try it. And... just pass a few of those apple and pecan pies over and no one will get hurt.

That said, I'm a totally random, in the sense that I prefer believing in determinism and that nothing is truly random, person who's ended up here. And by person, I'm just going to arbitrarily expand that description to any sapient species and use a dragon as my avatar, probably, for the fun of it. We'll see whether I last around here or not. If not... It's probably because I didn't have a steady supply of milk.

amb 4th September 2011 12:45 AM

We shall not be blackmailed. You either drink what is given you, or not. By the way: welcome! :)

Aridas 4th September 2011 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amb (Post 7537621)
We shall not be blackmailed. You either drink what is given you, or not. By the way: welcome! :)

Blackmailed? I suppose that I shall be flattered that I'm already of such value to you all that the possibility of me disappearing counts as blackmail!:D

DonaldPennington 5th September 2011 04:29 AM

Oddly enough...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by argalarga (Post 7525809)
Haha! One of the projects I'm working on has a distinct conspiracy theory bent to it, about the intersection of art and government.

The church has used the artist community to push their mumbo-jumbo before. So, why not the government? Some of the shows out do seem like propaganda.


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