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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Neurons recall place-related memories if you just get close Feb 28, 2017, 11:17 BobBob
 
I refuse to read studies that involve animal testing. It's barbaric and disgusting.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 20:07 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 20:04:
BobBob wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 19:52:
Yes it does. Thanks. Before people criticize JWs too much, they should look at history and respect their devotion and sacrifice to that belief.

Jehovah's Witnesses developed in the United States in the 1870s.

There were more people of the Jewish faith and others killed than there are jws today, give it a rest.

Give what a rest? Confused
 
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 19:52 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 19:29:
BobBob wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 18:45:
Does that mean JW's are no longer conscientious objectors? I'm not setting you up for a debate, or contradiction, I'm asking out of curiosity. Apologies if it offends.

Trust me, if I can take strong jabs from others, an honest inquiry is not offensive in the least.

Witnesses still conscientiously object when required. This act only reaffirms our standing to oppose forced conscription to serve in the military against our religious and spiritual conscience. We do not do this out of malice. We respect the superior authorities; we just cannot serve the superior authorities. And joining the military is the number one way people serve their government and country.

The scriptural reason for why we do not comes from our supporting God's Kingdom. This act invalidates the possibility of serving in the military of any nation. The primary principle comes from Jesus when he tells Governor Pilate, "My Kingdom is no part of this world. If my Kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be handed over to the Jews. However, as it is, my Kingdom is not from this source." (John 18:36) In other words, Jesus tells the governor that his kingdom is a separate and neutral institution from human governments; and by extensions, his followers would be too on the same basic level of an American Ambassador not running for or getting mired in the politics of another nation. His loyalties lie with his mother country for whom he represents. However, like Witnesses, an ambassador obeys the laws of the region in which he resides.

Witnesses have conscientiously objected in the past and won many Supreme Court cases that provided us (and indeed ALL U.S. citizens) with many First Amendment freedoms (especially in the area of religion). However, in South Korea, where they have no First Amendment freedoms, for the last 30-40 years, young male Witnesses are routinely incarcerated for refusing mandatory military service. As a result, South Korea has one of the largest incarceration rates for Jehovah's Witnesses. Those are my spiritual brothers. I pray for them and their families often.

Hope that clarified.

Yes it does. Thanks. Before people criticize JWs too much, they should look at history and respect their devotion and sacrifice to that belief.
 
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News Comments > Twitch to Sell Games
16. Re: Twitch to Sell Games Feb 27, 2017, 18:48 BobBob
 
In this order, of the gaming world, I mostly respect:

Carmack -> Newell -> Indie developers.

I think I represent a significant segment of the gaming fan-base.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 18:45 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 18:41:
BobBob wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 17:41:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 17:35:
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Off-topic, side question: As a JW what will you do if there is a war and a draft, and they don't care about whole "conscientious objector" thing?

I think you know the answer to that question. Any person willing to be loyal to his or her government is also willing to die for it too.

Does that mean JW's are no longer conscientious objectors? I'm not setting you up for a debate, or contradiction, I'm asking out of curiosity. Apologies if it offends.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 17:41 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 17:35:
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Off-topic, side question: As a JW what will you do if there is a war and a draft, and they don't care about whole "conscientious objector" thing?
 
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News Comments > Twitch to Sell Games
12. Re: Twitch to Sell Games Feb 27, 2017, 17:35 BobBob
 
I like Steam. Talk to the hand.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 17:31 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 17:25:
BobBob wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:28:

If I say the word "up", you say?

I'm not being contrarian for contrarian's sake. It's just a fact that blockbusters typically aren't Oscar material, despite your contention. In fact, the reason Best Picture was expanded from 5 to up to 10 was due to a lot of people complaining The Dark Knight didn't get an Oscar nod for Best Picture that year. Typical MO for Oscar selection is to highlight smaller, more culturally relevant films that didn't get a wide release to raise their profile. The only best pic nom with blockbuster potential was Hell or High Water, and even that is questionable for a $12M film. Last year, you could have made the argument for Mad Max and possibly The Martian, but none of the others.

I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan should have won an Oscar.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 17:26 BobBob
 
Anyone eligible for the draft? Does Cutter have extra rooms?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 16:28 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:03:
BobBob wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 12:50:
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 10:42:
Talk about a reactionary ultra-PC Oscars last night. Thanks Trump!
Wry

Why would you watch the Oscars? It's meant for a wider viewing audience. If you want intellectually stimulating cinema, you won't find it in films attempting to be blockbusters.

Most of the Oscar movies aren't blockbusters. Money makers like Secret Life of Pets, Batman v Superman, Finding Dory ($1B!), and Deadpool had no nominations. Other blockbusters like Suicide Squad, Rogue One, and Fantastic Beasts had one or two in minor categories.

If I say the word "up", you say?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 15:00 BobBob
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 14:45:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 14:39:
I saw Arrival, Zootopia and Suicide Squad (which won for best haircut or something). I don't know if I even watched any of the other nominees, I think Rogue One was nominated for something. So while I'm glad Arrival and Zootopia won awards cause I enjoyed them, I really don't have a basis for comparison.

Rogue One was nominated for Best Visual Effects, which is the award that The Jungle Book won.

There should be a resurrection-of-a-dead-or-obsolete-actor visual effect nomination.

Yah ... I know ... that's bad ...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 12:50 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 10:42:
Talk about a reactionary ultra-PC Oscars last night. Thanks Trump!
Wry

Why would you watch the Oscars? It's meant for a wider viewing audience. If you want intellectually stimulating cinema, you won't find it in films attempting to be blockbusters. For example, this film made so little money the producers asked for donations. The dialogue is pure genius and written by one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time, RIP.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 12:33 BobBob
 
The People's Court was educational at first, but then the show became a circus after Wapner left; that's when I stopped watching it.  
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 21:45 BobBob
 
Time to stop reading the news until the Oscars novelty goes away. It's one of the few things I've thoroughly disliked while living here my entire life.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 17:49 BobBob
 
Planning a vacation. This year's vacation theme is National Parks and Monuments. Enjoy them while they still exist.

Has anyone ever been to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico?

If so, any advice on what to do, what to see, and where to stay (hotel), etc?

 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction
31. Re: ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction Feb 26, 2017, 16:18 BobBob
 
No comment. I'm way too biased when it comes to anything Carmack, always a bit star-struck when he's mentioned.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 11:26 BobBob
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 10:47:
Bill Paxton died.


He played the best character in this movie.

He was one of the good celebrities.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 18:11 BobBob
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:43:
Today, I hopped on my mower, mowed my acre and a half lawn, got all my vegetables planted as we have an early spring, played with my dog, and chatted with my neighbor as he had come down the road when I was out getting the mail. He lives just a hair over a mile down the road from me. Outside of him, I didn't see another living human being today. It was quiet outside of the normal noises of nature and the breeze.

That sounds nice. I've been tempted to buy a place here for summer vacations and retirement. But I've only visited, so it could have been 'vacation mode' eyes.

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85. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2017, 16:51 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 16:36:
BobBob wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:50:
Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:27:
My apologies if this bible stuff is unwanted. I am trying to be accommodating to all. Going forward, I will try to keep these kinds of comments to a minimum.

Promises promises.

At least he's an intellectual religious person. We can respect him for that. Smart

For sure. I actually really like the dude (I assume he's a dude). He's a deep well of optimism. And I'm glad his religion makes him happy. But I can't broke equanimity with science. They're justnot equivalent at all.

I wonder which of you fears death more and who will be happy or scared at his/her deathbed. After all, it's what likely defines our individual existence in the end -- life unto death.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2017, 16:22 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 12:39:
descender wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 12:02:
Just found out yesterday that I am also going to be moving to the Southeastern Pennsyltucky area for basically the same reason that you are, Blue. We may have to convene for some smoked meats, chili and beers.

I thought Blue lives in New York?

He's moving. Question is: Will he be in red or blue territory?
 
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