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waysider

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  1. Sounds like my kinda deal...a GYM with "no sweat". You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool Mom. Don't even try.
  2. Will there be refreshments?
  3. Now, hold on there. If not for SeƱor Wences, how would we know everything is alright?
  4. waysider

    Thank you!

    Special thanks going out for restoring the site.
  5. So much of our daily existence has been intertwined with political events, it's become increasingly difficult to know where to draw the line. Fortunately, there seems to be no shortage of other online venues in which to express political frustrations. My personal experience has been that it's a good idea to exercise critical thinking skills and always consider the source when visiting such sites. Also, it helps to look at several sources and be on alert for examples of flawed logic and logical fallacies.
  6. ,Hello and welcome, pleroo. First, allow me to offer condolences on the loss of your sister. Kudos for the way you handled the funeral arrangements. As for who has a presence in the Houston area, I'm not knowledgeable of that area at all. I'm fairly certain there are people here who are, though. I can't tell you where the money goes. If they operate anything like TWI did, you can be sure it doesn't go to feed the hungry or clothe the poor. The general rule on names is that it's best, for legal reasons, to semi-redact peoples names in a way that people here will understand who it is but it won't bring up results with an internet search. For example: John Smith becomes something like J*%n Sm!tH. Upper echelon people like VP Wierwille and the like are pretty much fair game, though. Of course, if your reason for stating a name is innocuous, such as looking for an old friend, then that doesn't apply. Someone will probably be around shortly to get you a complimentary cup of coffee and a piece of pie.
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    Homosexuality

    O.K, I'm going to jump off the crazy end of the pool here. Several years ago, I worked with a lady who is a lesbian and has been in a committed relationship for 30+ years. We got to know each other pretty well but I always felt like I had to be careful with what I said to her because one of those nasty, old debuhl spurts was always listening to what I said. It embarrasses me now to think about how silly the whole thing was. Fortunately, we're still friends, at least in a face book kind of sense and exchange FB posts frequently..
  8. Ditto for FellowLaborers. There was a clause in the agreement that specifically stated that marital status could not change while in the program. "Rules for thee, but not for me"....VPW
  9. waysider

    Homosexuality

    This is an interesting topic and certainly worthy of discussion. I think, however, it may be better suited for the doctrinal forum. I say this only because Way doctrines are heavily invested in the idea that this and many other characteristics, such as alcoholism, cancer, mental illness and a whole slew of others, are the result of devil spirit possession. So, I think you can predict how this topic may or may not unfold. I'll go out on a limb here and openly state that, not only do I not believe these items are a product of devil possession, I simply no longer believe in the existence of devil spirits. Oops! Did I just accidentally steer us toward the doctrinal forum? My bad.
  10. It all makes sense now.
  11. Hi, Josh I don't know any of the parties mentioned in this thread. I did, though, want to say welcome to the cafe and hope we can assist you somehow.
  12. I see what you did there.
  13. Perhaps the answer lies within yourself, Little Grasshopper.
  14. With a few minor changes to the text, I guess you could say I "made it my own".
  15. Oh, I could say it isn't so, but I'd be lying. We had to say Pot BLESS because we weren't supposed to say "luck".
  16. As someone who has owned many cats through the years, I find this disturbingly hilarious. I've often used a squirt gun to let a cat know it's not allowed on the counter top. ..You guys weren't climbing on counter tops, were you? I'm not judging, just asking.
  17. We had excellor sessions with word of prophesy. That was a common practice. Regarding word of knowledge excellors, you could probably fit healing services, such as the one at the close of ROA '73, into that definition. Is she *right on*? I suppose that depends on what you mean by *right on*.
  18. Yeah, "move the word" is code for enlisting new recruits and enrolling new class students, preferably ones without a lot of troublesome personal baggage and lots of disposable cash.
  19. Advance = retreat Opportunity = problem Being negative = identifying a problem Think positive = ignore an obvious problem Stand on the word = practice cognitive dissonance
  20. I fixed that for you.
  21. Yes, you can use soda to make the process more effective. Most people choose not to because of the added step. Also, there are 2 kinds of soda. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), as its name suggests, is most often used in the baking process but can be used for laundry. Washing soda (sodium carbonate), as its name suggests, is very effective for laundry, especially for stain removal. It's stronger than baking soda, so you would do well to investigate its properties before using it. Most municipal water supplies will have at least some degree of hardness because the most common cleaning processes requires ingredients that leave the water a bit hard, not intentionally, but rather as an unavoidable consequence of the process. It's not realistically feasible to remove the added hardness before sending it out into the supply system.
  22. He was already calling it HQ... Scary!
  23. Twinky, Clark degrees, German degrees and French degrees are units of measure, used to express how much calcium and magnesium is locked up in your water. These are used more in scientific applications than in general water treatment vernacular. More commonly, these qualities are expressed as parts per million (ppm) or grains per gallon (gpg). One grain is equal to 17.1 ppm, (ppm is roughly the same as mg/l) So, lets say someone's water is 10 grains hard. We could alternatively say it's 170.1 ppm hard. It's the same thing, expressed in different units of measure. Doing some rough math, it looks like your water is about 6 grains hard if you are just going by the calcium content or about 17 grains hard if you are factoring in the magnesium. Either way, it's not terribly hard, but hard enough to cause plenty of mechanical problems. Think of it this way. You drive from point A to point B. You could say you've driven 1 mile or you could say you've driven i.61 kilometers. How ever you choose to say it, you have driven the same distance. Now about the fuzzies that are left behind: Water that has calcium locked up in it is hard to use because soaps and detergents have a tougher time working properly.. We call it hard because it's hard to use. When you heat water that has calcium in it, the calcium breaks down. Some of it escapes as a gas and some of it is left behind as a solid. That solid, white residue that is left behind is commonly called lime. You can solve that problem by running the water through a bed of resin beads that exchange the calcium ions for sodium ions and then flush the byproduct down the drain. A water softener is a machine that's designed to automatically perform this function for you. Water that has no calcium left in it is said to be soft or 0 grains hard. There are basic measuring tests and devices that can quantify the hardness for you.
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