Captain Cranks

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  1. In this thread we will post positive or feel-good stories that we find. Not political, but this part of the forum could use a dose of positivity and affirmation that there's a lot of good in the world. Please contribute your own stories. Man to mow 50 lawns in 50 states
  2. Don't get me wrong. I love Tampa. It's my speed, the people are nice and I don't mind the heat. There is some weird #### that goes down here for some reason.
  3. It's not about the climate although I have a tougher time dealing with the summer now than when I first moved down in 2003. I'm just not surprised by it's reputation. A lot of crazy #### happens here that I didn't hear about when I lived in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
  4. Nope, which should give me a more objective pov, imo.
  5. Florida resident here. It gets the rap it deserves.
  6. It's got the Trump supporting Meme-pushers on FB in a tizzy. "Never going to watch another Whoopi movie again!" Oh, nooooooooooooooo. The outrage!
  7. I like Rome and his shtick. Hate Rome's listeners and their shtick. The Smack-off is unlistenable.
  8. “'It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled'” For the majority of these people, there will be no moment of enlightenment. We're equipped with psychological barriers that prevent us from feeling the pain of having been duped. Trump supporters will move many a goalpost in order to retain the ability to feel good about their choices.
  9. I love how you don't see the irony in your own positions. Here's a fun exercise. Take what you're laughing at/ridiculing/chastising people for here, and consider how you may be an offender too.
  10. They should ask him about this incident.
  11. Here we will discuss your FBG participation.
  12. While society is moving in the right direction, I think it's a slow evolution. Many people are still being brought up under the same religious doctrines that their parents were and don't bother to deeply question what they were taught when they're younger. Also, I don't think there's been a pronounced secular alternative to fill the gap of hope and community that religion provides for many. We'll get there eventually, but it's going to take time for concepts like atheism and secular humanism to lose their negative stigmas.
  13. Abortion is one topic I won't bother debating with people. If you're pro-life, I'm never going to change your mind about the importance and preciousness of every fertilized egg that's ever existed. IMO, we're all just animals and assign too much value to each life (or potential life) simply because it's our own species. However, even with that viewpoint, I still struggle with the thought that a fetus is ripped from the womb and terminated. I understand why someone feels it's murder and not sure I'd ever suggest my S.O. have an abortion even though I'm pro-choice.
  14. After college I lived with my parents for a bit which meant I was back to going to church on Sunday mornings. I remember sitting in a "young adult" Sunday school class where the lesson was on cults. The teacher obviously didn't consider Christianity a cult, but it was mentioned that Buddhism is a cult. I just shook my head at the complete lack of self-awareness and small-minded worldview that some of these people live with. I very much look forward to the day when these Bronze-aged religions are viewed by society as being no different than Ancient Egyptians worshiping the sun. Unfortunately, despite the fact that we live in the information age, I don't think it will happen in my lifetime.
  15. Taking the 'talking about chicks' element out of this board has really put a muzzle on things. Can you imagine going to the Winghouse with your buddies and the rule was, "hey, no talking about the waitresses. That's disrespectful. Let's stick to politics and what kind of motor oil you use." Another issue is that we're all getting older, more tired, and more boring.