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  1. Thread: vols' website

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    Enough!

    Vols, you keep posting here if it is your wish. I have spent ten years of my life wearing the uniform. My last unit was Bco 1/12 Inf, I am a mechanical contractor, and have practiced my religion...
  2. Retired BTC

    Retired,

    Since no one else is going to say it, your desire to bring a sense of lightheartedness, peace, and understanding is highly comendable. However, this might be a good time to remember to...
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    The first paragraph is a bit choppy James, could...

    The first paragraph is a bit choppy James, could you expand on what school of thinking leads you to this conclusion?
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    addiction

    You know, I really don't think much of ol Rush or his politics, but in his defense on the drug issue, addiction is a disorder not a moral failing.
    Look in the DSMIV and it has information on...
  5. It's only cool if you have sufficient combustion...

    It's only cool if you have sufficient combustion air in your mechanical room, or a way to let air into the area that communicates with the rest of the house. The manufacturers installation...
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    Actually James you get a gold star today. While...

    Actually James you get a gold star today. While Vols post doesn't actuallly claim empirical proof of Gannon's gay lifestyle, it does seem to lead the reader on. No actual logical fallacy is employed...
  7. Thread: Dean

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    James, do you have anything to offer other than...

    James, do you have anything to offer other than ad hominem attacks? this discussion doesn't have to sink into the gutter. Let's try to keep this argument on a gentlemanly level shall we?
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    Coke adds life!

    Scrogdog, I just want you to know that I fully intend to enjoy a nice cold "Coke" right after an evening jog, a supper of tofu and rice, and a ritual tree hugging. :0)
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    Very good point! This might also be an example of...

    Very good point! This might also be an example of "Post hoc ergo propter hoc"
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    Aw now scrogsie, you know I don't think that way...

    Aw now scrogsie, you know I don't think that way about you. A person's intelligence level has never made them better than, or less than. Only a real idiot would think themselves better than others...
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    All mainstream media is corporate owned and is...

    All mainstream media is corporate owned and is essentially biased. What they count on is that most of the American public is pretty gullible and critical thinking skills are rare. Print news isn't...
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    Jeremy I sincerely hope you can find a good...

    Jeremy I sincerely hope you can find a good company to service your system. Trust is a major factor with me and I always try to educate my customer as to how their equipment works, what the problem...
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    After reading numerous posts on this site for the...

    After reading numerous posts on this site for the past four years I feel compelled to share with all the good people posting here what a good argument should consist of and what is considered a...
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    Has anyone here actually read the offending...

    Has anyone here actually read the offending essay? If so, what other points does Churchill make that Coulter hasn't gone into?
    Are there any points that have validity or is the entire essay...
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    See? This is why I keep coming back here, I learn...

    See? This is why I keep coming back here, I learn so much! I used to think a Stationary Engineer designed envelopes and stuff, Imagine my chagrin!
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that...

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the general consensus here is that mysticism in religion is to be eschewed in favor of a more legalistic approach.
  17. The acid test for accurate reporting is whether...

    The acid test for accurate reporting is whether or not the story agrees with your point of view.
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    A valid point. Would you rather be right, or...

    A valid point.

    Would you rather be right, or happy?
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    One of the things that has always touched my...

    One of the things that has always touched my heart deeply is the expression of sincere love and devotion of a spiritual person. Though I have literally made it my business since I was a small boy to...
  20. Thread: GW

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    Hope you don't trip on that slippery slope there...

    Hope you don't trip on that slippery slope there friend
  21. Thread: sizing boiler?

    by Paladin
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    oOps

    Thanks for bringing me up to speed Noel, I guess what I meant was the boiler type that is copper finned type which I am told doesn't handle boiler shock as well as the cast Iron type. I believe...
  22. Thread: sizing boiler?

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    Colorado Weighs in

    I must agree with both Noel, and Hydronicsman here the boiler needs to be sized by doing a heat calc first. Also, since the subject of boiler shock was was brought up, is the new boiler slant fin or...
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    The original article was found on Aljazerra, but...

    The original article was found on Aljazerra, but was mirrored on BBC, and a few other alternative news sites. I am looking for an archived page to copy and paste for you. Does this news suprise...
  24. Thread: the truth

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    I think the word you might be looking for is...

    I think the word you might be looking for is ethnocentrism Linden. Though it often pains me to see any person or group suffering at the hands of another I cannot always say I know what is best for...
  25. Thread: Dean

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    That pretty much happens regardless of the party...

    That pretty much happens regardless of the party in power doesn't it? I mean partisan rhetoric aside the individual doesn't have a whole lot to say about how his money is spent, and what really would...
  26. Thread: Dean

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    Hmmmm Interesting... I Suppose we would have...

    Hmmmm Interesting...

    I Suppose we would have to refer to the Republicans as
    THE PARTY?

    Can you think of any other governments past or present that had only one party?

    (Hint) They were...
  27. Thread: bible

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    Carbon dating does have some inherent flaws....

    Carbon dating does have some inherent flaws. Scientists frequently use other isotopes in materials to determine age, however whether or not it is considered "fact" depends on your point of view and...
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    The new government in Iraq claims that it intends...

    The new government in Iraq claims that it intends to give Islam a central role in government. Is it wise to combine religion and government? Isn't this one of the salient facets of fascism?
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    So, how are all these defined by all of you?

    So, how are all these defined by all of you?
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    I can see that your belief is sincere bootlen,...

    I can see that your belief is sincere bootlen, and I have no argument with that. May the Blessings be with you and yours, and I wish you Godspeed on your spiritual path.
    The reason that I cannot...
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    The fact that I know that I do not know is the...

    The fact that I know that I do not know is the reason I recognize truth when I find it. I realize this is a difficult concept to understand. "Unless you become as a little child..." Only an empty cup...
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    The pat answer has always been First Cause,...

    The pat answer has always been First Cause, Divine Intelligence or any other name for God. But I cannot answer this way with any degree of alacrity. To be honest, after over forty years of prayer,...
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    I'm not sure I understand the question, could you...

    I'm not sure I understand the question, could you expand on that?
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    yes

    yes
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    I must apologize, I thought perhaps you were...

    I must apologize, I thought perhaps you were familiar with Socratic reasoning. I think perhaps there is a "Level confusion" going on here. You see, on a finite level there is a conventional idea of...
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    I am merely asking you to define your terms, are...

    I am merely asking you to define your terms, are you unable to do this?
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    How would you know if they are truly in...

    How would you know if they are truly in disagreement? How do you know what God's view really is? Do you have the expansive vision of God Himself? or do you rely on the written word you find in the...
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    Bootlen, I'm not sure I understand your intent....

    Bootlen, I'm not sure I understand your intent. Are you restating the question to receive a black and white answer in order to validate your thesis? I'm sure such an intelligent person knows that...
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    You bring up an important point Bootlen, the goal...

    You bring up an important point Bootlen, the goal of philosophical reasoning should be to come into alignment with the ultimate truth, or "Divine Will" if you so choose to frame it that way. It would...
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    Because one chooses to agree with a certain line...

    Because one chooses to agree with a certain line of philosophical reasoning does not place an obligation on God to agree as well

    Thank you, this is my point exactly!
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    Also keep in mind that Manual J and especially...

    Also keep in mind that Manual J and especially Manual D only begins the process of designing a good system. I know plenty of contractors here in Colorado that try to go by the book (or software) only...
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    You are probably correct wolfdog, I do remember...

    You are probably correct wolfdog, I do remember Mackie being critical of Pascal's wager on several fronts the least of which is that it pre-supposes a particular religion and cosmology. In other...
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    I agree wolfdog, Can you say Pascal's Wager? ...

    I agree wolfdog,

    Can you say Pascal's Wager? This is an old and classic fallacy of logic refuted by Mackie back in the 70's

    Sheeesh!
  44. Thread: the truth

    by Paladin
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    Truth or religion?

    My what a can of worms you open! If you subscribe to the idea that truth is one, and sages call it by many names, religion takes on a dual personality. The Buddha did not see God as a patriarchial...
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    References and calculations

    Just the act of asking for references will produce a reaction from the person doing the estimate, be watchful and observant to what that reaction is. As for the Manual J heat loss and gain...
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