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by Sel
January 2nd, 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science knowledge
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: Science knowledge

13 - should have paid more attention to information I would never use!!! LOL
by Sel
December 7th, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: How do you haud yer wheesht?
Replies: 15
Views: 3365

Re: How do you haud yer wheesht?

Getreal, like you, my bullshit detector has been on high alert of late. I belong to a group called the Calgary Association of Life-Long Learners. Classes and activities are member driven. The discussion group I joined is an interesting mix of academic and business folks. But one lady has left me spe...
by Sel
October 9th, 2014, 10:52 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: conspiracy theories
Replies: 18
Views: 2464

Re: conspiracy theories

Animist
I have found that Googling the theory and following the theory by "debunked" will get you lots of info to work with in discussions . e.g. "911 conspiracy theory debunked" or "debunking conspiracy theories 911"
by Sel
October 6th, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 113542

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

Isn't it amazing how quickly they became buddies? Great pics, Alan.
by Sel
September 29th, 2014, 1:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: How do you feel about religious people?
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: How do you feel about religious people?

Although I agree with what has been said so far, I need to add envy to the mix. "Envy?", you say. Most of the people I know who are active in their churches have an incredible sense of belonging. Their faith gives them a true sense of community with a built in social life. This is especially true fo...
by Sel
September 29th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: What makes a good humanist?
Replies: 63
Views: 12810

Re: What makes a good humanist?

Is I just me or do all these posters look like women with longish hair and a medallion necklace? My silly brain has always seen graphics in its own special way. I never could figure how little kids could read those silly early reading pictures when mats looked to me like fried eggs!!! :puzzled:
by Sel
September 15th, 2014, 8:44 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 86647

Re: Weather - or not!

Dave My answer to your post has disappeared. So...they tell us that Spring is earlier each year. You could not tell by me as the past few Winters have been brutal. We seem to be repeating a weather pattern from 110 years ago with both the flood and last Winter's snowfall. This storm was typical of t...
by Sel
September 15th, 2014, 8:38 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 86647

Re: Weather - or not!

Fia, we amuse ourselves by warning all newcomers to always be prepared for anything. My car always has a winter emergency kit, a blanket, and an extra sweater/jacket. During Chinooks, the temp can rise from -25°C to above freezing in a couple hours. It can just as easily drop that much later in the ...
by Sel
September 15th, 2014, 4:10 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 86647

Re: Weather - or not!

If this actually works...I have included two pictures of my own backyard on Sept 9th.. Just as much snow fell again on the 10th. The accumulation was not much different as the temperature was above freezing and the snow melted somewhat overnight. At supper time on Sept 8th - we were sitting outside ...
by Sel
September 15th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 86647

Re: Weather - or not!

Well folks. First a giant flood followed by a Winter with record breaking cold and snowfall and now we in Calgary have been hit hard again. On Sept 9th (my birthday) and 10th we got a dump of two extremely heavy snowfalls during a freak summer snowstorm. My area of the city got the worst of it - 45 ...
by Sel
August 17th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 27
Views: 6092

Re: Facebook

Awww Shucks! I will just dip out and rob a bank and then be on the next plane to London. :wink:

In all seriousness, perhaps I could make it to one of your meet-ups in the not-to-distant future. It would be great to meet so many kindred spirits.
by Sel
August 16th, 2014, 2:10 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Link
Replies: 13568
Views: 528478

Re: Word Link

divide among
by Sel
August 16th, 2014, 2:09 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Film Title Game
Replies: 3627
Views: 222713

Re: Film Title Game

Coffee Tea or Me
by Sel
August 15th, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What's the most interesting place you have visited?
Replies: 38
Views: 16482

Re: What's the most interesting place you have visited?

Yup Dave. Very similar but less densely populated. When we told friends we had driven to the end of the road beyond Meat Cove they commented that they hoped we had a gun with us! Tough and fairly inbred folks living in that god-forsaken isolation. Trees? Yup, Canada's got trees....and cows. As we d...
by Sel
August 15th, 2014, 5:14 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 27
Views: 6092

Re: Facebook

Nothing wrong with both. Some of my friends aren't online, so only phone calls or letters will do. However, I'm in touch with my Facebook friends daily, and have continuing conversations with them. Have made new friends online and even met some offline. Others are too far away to meet but we've bee...
by Sel
August 15th, 2014, 5:07 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What's the most interesting place you have visited?
Replies: 38
Views: 16482

Re: What's the most interesting place you have visited?

Yup Dave. Very similar but less densely populated. When we told friends we had driven to the end of the road beyond Meat Cove they commented that they hoped we had a gun with us! Tough and fairly inbred folks living in that god-forsaken isolation. Trees? Yup, Canada's got trees....and cows. As we dr...
by Sel
August 15th, 2014, 4:04 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What's the most interesting place you have visited?
Replies: 38
Views: 16482

Re: What's the most interesting place you have visited?

Unlike most Canadians, I have found that my most interesting places have been right here in Canada. Having driven across the country 21 times (5000km from our home to our cottage in NS) I have seen some incredible places. Most of you would have seen pictures of the Rocky Mountains but how about the ...
by Sel
August 15th, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 27
Views: 6092

Re: Facebook

I am even worse. If you want to talk to me and you live within commuting distance, let's have coffee, a lunch or a walk together and enjoy a real conversation! Long phone calls are for those at a great distance. This attitude formed long before the internet was invented and could explain why my phon...
by Sel
July 22nd, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Come the Revolution...
Replies: 54
Views: 8890

Re: Come the Revolution...

I would ban the enacting of silly laws with the reasoning: "If it saves one life..."
by Sel
July 22nd, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Niqab
Replies: 18
Views: 2411

Re: Niqab

"Firstly, he is a man. He should not really be articulating a view on what women should or should not do,” said Talha Ahmad, chair of the membership committee at the MCB. Oh! The irony!! :headbang: Right on, Nick. It is the men who demand their women be covered. "Why would anyone chose to wear a te...