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This is the silliest thread ever.  Trees are green...most of the time.   ::)
Actually, trees are usually brown.  Leaves are green most of the time.
I'm staring at a banana tree right in front of me 9 foot tall and stalk is green, leaves are green.  You must live up north.  But yes, if you would prefer, trees are "green" most of the time.  Leaves are part of the tree, the trunk and twigs aren't the whole of it. 
Bananas don't grow on trees, but rather on herbaceous plants. Yes, I've lived where they grow - we had lots in our yard.

Now you should see my bamboo this year - I've had a couple of shoots stretch up at least twenty feet.
Nevertheless, thank you for calling and sharing.   ;)
You're welcome. :)
 

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Something I've learned while I've been here:

If you make a post on a controversial topic at OC.net and get 10 replies (as an example), you are likely to find at least 11 opinions in those posts.
 

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ironchapman said:
Something I've learned while I've been here:

If you make a post on a controversial topic at OC.net and get 10 replies (as an example), you are likely to find at least 11 opinions in those posts.
Probably true. Though if I'm not one of the 10 posters, the opinions probably drops to 7 or 8  ;)
 

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Asteriktos said:
ironchapman said:
Something I've learned while I've been here:

If you make a post on a controversial topic at OC.net and get 10 replies (as an example), you are likely to find at least 11 opinions in those posts.
Probably true. Though if I'm not one of the 10 posters, the opinions probably drops to 7 or 8  ;)
I was thinking something along those same lines when I saw you had the latest reply to this topic.
 

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ironchapman said:
Asteriktos said:
ironchapman said:
Something I've learned while I've been here:

If you make a post on a controversial topic at OC.net and get 10 replies (as an example), you are likely to find at least 11 opinions in those posts.
Probably true. Though if I'm not one of the 10 posters, the opinions probably drops to 7 or 8  ;)
I was thinking something along those same lines when I saw you had the latest reply to this topic.
I can't agree with that, sorry.
 

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Asteriktos said:
ironchapman said:
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ironchapman said:
Something I've learned while I've been here:

If you make a post on a controversial topic at OC.net and get 10 replies (as an example), you are likely to find at least 11 opinions in those posts.
Probably true. Though if I'm not one of the 10 posters, the opinions probably drops to 7 or 8  ;)
I was thinking something along those same lines when I saw you had the latest reply to this topic.
I can't agree with that, sorry.
Give the guy a chance!
 

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I think part of what bothers the partisans of anti-ecclesiology is that they conflate the communion with the person. That is, if someone is fiercely loyal to his communion, it is because he believes himself to be always right. Indeed, I have had someone say exactly this in the midst of a discussion about theological truth: “It must be so exhausting to be right all the time.” My first thought was, “So you’re telling me that you’re wrong?” I will of course admit to vanity and pride being among my besetting sins, but that is not really the point here. The point is that this objection essentially presumes what is precisely at debate, because it presumes that there is no Church, but only the individual. I cannot say, “The Church is right, and I believe in it.” I can only say, “I am right.”

-Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
http://orthodoxyandheterodoxy.org/2012/06/11/the-one-true-church-and-the-partisans-of-anti-ecclesiology/

FrAndrew rules.
 

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Twice this year I've had people offer me tickets to a concert, and both times I declined, because I wasn't really interested either time, and I knew the people offering the tickets had friends who would be into the bands a lot more than me. Both times I was offered the ticket because I was close family, not because I was interested in the music. And both times I politely declined and explained why. And both times the people reacted to my decision like I'd spit in their face. Is my family just strange or something? I figured I was doing us both a favor by being honest and declining, but they acted like I was a jerk. I know I intern at The Jerk Store, but come on...  8) :police:
 

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Asteriktos said:
Twice this year I've had people offer me tickets to a concert, and both times I declined, because I wasn't really interested either time, and I knew the people offering the tickets had friends who would be into the bands a lot more than me. Both times I was offered the ticket because I was close family, not because I was interested in the music. And both times I politely declined and explained why. And both times the people reacted to my decision like I'd spit in their face. Is my family just strange or something? I figured I was doing us both a favor by being honest and declining, but they acted like I was a jerk. I know I intern at The Jerk Store, but come on...  8) :police:
Maybe they actually wanted to go with you...for some undiscernable reason?
 

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JamesRottnek said:
Asteriktos said:
Twice this year I've had people offer me tickets to a concert, and both times I declined, because I wasn't really interested either time, and I knew the people offering the tickets had friends who would be into the bands a lot more than me. Both times I was offered the ticket because I was close family, not because I was interested in the music. And both times I politely declined and explained why. And both times the people reacted to my decision like I'd spit in their face. Is my family just strange or something? I figured I was doing us both a favor by being honest and declining, but they acted like I was a jerk. I know I intern at The Jerk Store, but come on...  8) :police:
Maybe they actually wanted to go with you...for some undiscernable reason?
Wha....? You are seriously putting forward the idea that... people might... want to spend time... with me? Look James, I like you, but stop toying with me!!!  ;D  Seriously though, that's a good point. I guess part of it is I just don't like going to concerts when the only songs by the main band that I know are the 2-3 songs I've heard on the radio.
 

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Asteriktos said:
JamesRottnek said:
Asteriktos said:
Twice this year I've had people offer me tickets to a concert, and both times I declined, because I wasn't really interested either time, and I knew the people offering the tickets had friends who would be into the bands a lot more than me. Both times I was offered the ticket because I was close family, not because I was interested in the music. And both times I politely declined and explained why. And both times the people reacted to my decision like I'd spit in their face. Is my family just strange or something? I figured I was doing us both a favor by being honest and declining, but they acted like I was a jerk. I know I intern at The Jerk Store, but come on...  8) :police:
Maybe they actually wanted to go with you...for some undiscernable reason?
Wha....? You are seriously putting forward the idea that... people might... want to spend time... with me? Look James, I like you, but stop toying with me!!!  ;D  Seriously though, that's a good point. I guess part of it is I just don't like going to concerts when the only songs by the main band that I know are the 2-3 songs I've heard on the radio.
LOL
 

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Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
 

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Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
 

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vamrat said:
Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
Forgive my ancestors for the raping and pillaging against yours. Inherent sin, how it works.

I can say with all honesty though, my ancestors never owned a single black slave.  :D
 

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celticfan1888 said:
vamrat said:
Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
Forgive my ancestors for the raping and pillaging against yours. Inherent sin, how it works.

I can say with all honesty though, my ancestors never owned a single black slave.  :D
Other Englishmen though, well.... yeah.
 

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"People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk." - Stephen King
 

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celticfan1888 said:
vamrat said:
Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
Forgive my ancestors for the raping and pillaging against yours. Inherent sin, how it works.

I can say with all honesty though, my ancestors never owned a single black slave.  :D
No prob.  You Scandi's didn't do as big a number on us bogtrotters as you think you did.  Now the Pommies, OTOH...
 

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Asteriktos said:
"People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk." - Stephen King
That sentence is precisely why Stephen King is horrible author.
 

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Aindriú said:
celticfan1888 said:
vamrat said:
Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
Forgive my ancestors for the raping and pillaging against yours. Inherent sin, how it works.

I can say with all honesty though, my ancestors never owned a single black slave.  :D
Other Englishmen though, well.... yeah.
Did the vikings own English slaves? I don't remember that in history class?
 

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vamrat said:
celticfan1888 said:
vamrat said:
Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
Forgive my ancestors for the raping and pillaging against yours. Inherent sin, how it works.

I can say with all honesty though, my ancestors never owned a single black slave.  :D
No prob.  You Scandi's didn't do as big a number on us bogtrotters as you think you did.  Now the Pommies, OTOH...
Nah, the Irish had Britain as a sheild.  ;D

I must like the Irish a little bit, I'm a fan of the biggest Irish-supported football club in all of Scotland.

 

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PeterTheAleut has completely destroyed my image of what the real Peter the Aleut looks like. It's sad, when I think of him now I think of funny dogs and cats and not this:

 

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celticfan1888 said:
PeterTheAleut has completely destroyed my image of what the real Peter the Aleut looks like. It's sad, when I think of him now I think of funny dogs and cats and not this:
To each his own, I suppose. :-\
 
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celticfan1888 said:
Aindriú said:
celticfan1888 said:
vamrat said:
Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
Forgive my ancestors for the raping and pillaging against yours. Inherent sin, how it works.

I can say with all honesty though, my ancestors never owned a single black slave.  :D
Other Englishmen though, well.... yeah.
Did the vikings own English slaves? I don't remember that in history class?
Silly Vikings. Learn your proper place: body-guards for us aristocratic Byzantines.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
celticfan1888 said:
PeterTheAleut has completely destroyed my image of what the real Peter the Aleut looks like. It's sad, when I think of him now I think of funny dogs and cats and not this:
To each his own, I suppose. :-\
I don't mean that offensively! I mean it in humour. lol
 

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akimori makoto said:
celticfan1888 said:
Aindriú said:
celticfan1888 said:
vamrat said:
Alpo said:
Today I'm happy to be a racist White man with Enlightenment, individualism all the other kinds of derogatory stuff.
Oh don't be silly.  Everyone knows that honkies didn't do anything for the world (the vast majority of modern technology being excepted).  All they did was enslave people and colonize their countries.  That's what my teachers told me and I'm standing by it!
Forgive my ancestors for the raping and pillaging against yours. Inherent sin, how it works.

I can say with all honesty though, my ancestors never owned a single black slave.  :D
Other Englishmen though, well.... yeah.
Did the vikings own English slaves? I don't remember that in history class?
Silly Vikings. Learn your proper place: body-guards for us aristocratic Byzantines.
Touche! But I'd love to be a kick butt bodyguard to the emperor!

 

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celticfan1888 said:
PeterTheAleut said:
celticfan1888 said:
PeterTheAleut has completely destroyed my image of what the real Peter the Aleut looks like. It's sad, when I think of him now I think of funny dogs and cats and not this:
To each his own, I suppose. :-\
I don't mean that offensively! I mean it in humour. lol
Yeah, I kinda figured that. ;)
 

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JamesRottnek said:
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"People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk." - Stephen King
That sentence is precisely why Stephen King is horrible author.
Don't know about the author part, as I've never read any of his books. Come to think of it, I haven't really ever watched his movies either. I think I might have seen one or two as a kid when I was really bored.  But that type of corny/lame humor really tickles my laugh bone.
 

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Asteriktos said:
JamesRottnek said:
Asteriktos said:
"People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk." - Stephen King
That sentence is precisely why Stephen King is horrible author.
Don't know about the author part, as I've never read any of his books. Come to think of it, I haven't really ever watched his movies either. I think I might have seen one or two as a kid when I was really bored.  But that type of corny/lame humor really tickles my laugh bone.
You must've loved Emo Phillips. A comedian's comedian. And previsaged and turned hipsterism into satire decades before anyone would use the word.
 

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orthonorm said:
You must've loved Emo Phillips. A comedian's comedian. And previsaged and turned hipsterism into satire decades before anyone would use the word.
I had to Google him... then youtube him...
 

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JamesRottnek said:
Asteriktos said:
"People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk." - Stephen King
That sentence is precisely why Stephen King is horrible author.
How did he become successful again?
 

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Achronos said:
JamesRottnek said:
Asteriktos said:
"People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk." - Stephen King
That sentence is precisely why Stephen King is horrible author.
How did he become successful again?
I can only assume he is one of the lizard people, and that they run all of the publishers and bookstores.
 

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Would "Random Postings" be an appropriate place to ask Asteriktos to which faith he belongs? Asteriktos, I don't mean seem strange, or something of the like, but I've been driven somewhat mad trying to find out what the symbol you use frequently means. I looked all over Google with what information I had, but I was unable to find anything... Ignore my post if you see it fit, but I thought it even stranger to PM you  ;)
 

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HouseOfGod said:
Would "Random Postings" be an appropriate place to ask Asteriktos to which faith he belongs? Asteriktos, I don't mean seem strange, or something of the like, but I've been driven somewhat mad trying to find out what the symbol you use frequently means. I looked all over Google with what information I had, but I was unable to find anything... Ignore my post if you see it fit, but I thought it even stranger to PM you  ;)
I wouldn't mind answering, if I had an answer. The response by Aindriú is not far from the truth. :)   Sometimes I want autonomy, sometimes meaning/purpose... those are generally the deciding factors for any one moment.

Regarding my current avatar, it will surely pass away within a few days (or even hours). Twas just something I made in MS paint.  :angel:
 

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Asteriktos said:
HouseOfGod said:
Would "Random Postings" be an appropriate place to ask Asteriktos to which faith he belongs? Asteriktos, I don't mean seem strange, or something of the like, but I've been driven somewhat mad trying to find out what the symbol you use frequently means. I looked all over Google with what information I had, but I was unable to find anything... Ignore my post if you see it fit, but I thought it even stranger to PM you  ;)
I wouldn't mind answering, if I had an answer. The response by Aindriú is not far from the truth. :)   Sometimes I want autonomy, sometimes meaning/purpose... those are generally the deciding factors for any one moment.

Regarding my current avatar, it will surely pass away within a few days (or even hours). Twas just something I made in MS paint.  :angel:
I noticed that a couple avatars ago, you had the picture of that girl with the same symbol on her hand, when I looked closely. It has no significance? Things like this intrigue me  ;) But thanks for answering!
 

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I noticed that a couple avatars ago, you had the picture of that girl with the same symbol on her hand, when I looked closely. It has no significance? Things like this intrigue me  ;) But thanks for answering!
Nah, no lasting significance, though I said a bit about the symbol in reply #15 on this thread.
 

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Asteriktos said:
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I noticed that a couple avatars ago, you had the picture of that girl with the same symbol on her hand, when I looked closely. It has no significance? Things like this intrigue me  ;) But thanks for answering!
Nah, no lasting significance, though I said a bit about the symbol in reply #15 on this thread.
That's interesting...while I was looking for it on the Internet I saw some trident symbols that looked somewhat like it, so that became my perception of it. Thanks again, for sharing  :)
 
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