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Old 03-28-2008, 05:07 PM   #21
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Avocado!

I'll have to go back and re-read the thread now, I missed something...
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:23 PM   #22
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Avocado!

I'll have to go back and re-read the thread now, I missed something...
No bacon was harmed in the previous posts.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:34 PM   #23
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Wow, it's like watching two 12 year olds in a slapfight.
i leave myself open. i get sucker punched. do not be surprised when i get up, brush myself off, and get the bastid. care to trivialize that as well?

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Avocado!

I'll have to go back and re-read the thread now, I missed something...
you'd have to go back to a past post where the creep came out of the woodwork to tell me to drop dead. if he doesn't like me, why does he bother reading my schtick?



i like the internet. i like forums in general and this one in particular. i like a lot of the people i cybermeet here. i like a lot of the ideas tossed around and i like how many express themselves.

but you take a chance online. i've said it before: some of these people i'd shoot if i saw them trespass in my frontyard. it is not easy to have them on my desk. i don't like the ignore feature in principle but i think i am going to love it in application.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:47 PM   #24
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i have an cousin who lives in lalaland and though i have tried to guide her in application alone, i have never tried to dissuade her from her core beliefs. as long as someone isn't proselytizing, i've got no issues. live and let live. but when idiot cousin tells me that my mother "brought alzheimer's upon herself" because she was worried that she might one day get it (having already buried her father of it), that is when she asks to be set straight.
I have a friend like this. At age 55 she has no job, no pension and little SS. She does have a pretty good nest egg from an inheritance which she kept from her greedy ex when they split the sheets. This is her sole support.

I gently suggested to her that she buy a health insurance policy. She won't.

Why? To do this would "invite illness into her life."

In a general way I also believe that positive thinking is important; but people can sometimes make strange extensions of an otherwise reasonable principle.

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Insert some religion and a dash of politics into that story and I think we have a perfect clusterf....

Nevermind.

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Old 03-28-2008, 10:09 PM   #27
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i'll take a swig of that, thanx.

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I have a friend like this. At age 55 she has no job, no pension and little SS. She does have a pretty good nest egg from an inheritance which she kept from her greedy ex when they split the sheets. This is her sole support...In a general way I also believe that positive thinking is important; but people can sometimes make strange extensions of an otherwise reasonable principle.
yup, "universe will provide" is my cousin's mantra. at least until the home equity loan runs dry (turning wrist & checking second hand on my watch--ok, that's a lie, i don't wear a watch).
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Right, I won't say anything -- thanks for the tips.
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Right, I won't say anything -- thanks for the tips.
If it's any consolation, I had a similar conversation with an alleged "friend" about aspartame and I wish I'd kept silent. (The guy doesn't even drink aspartame beverages because he doesn't care for the taste, but it doesn't stop him from zealously forwarding dozens of aspartame rants.) I pointed him to Snopes.com and he quickly took up the cudgels to go point-by-point over their coverage. Now I get weekly e-mail JPEGs of rats with horrible tumors that he claims were instigated by aspartame.

So if this guy is someone with whom you want to remain friends (or who, like Spinal Tap's drummer, would be hard to replace) then silence is the best answer...
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