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    Eh, working on it. The guy I started with thinks...

    Eh, working on it. The guy I started with thinks WAY too differently than I do. Nice guy, but there's a HUGE disconnect there that I don't think can be overcome.

    Got another guy that I sort of...
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    Hell, I don't care. Got to look it up first. ...

    Hell, I don't care. Got to look it up first. Hang on... OK, found it!

    It's Lamotrigine, the generic of Lamictal.

    Apparently, it started life as an anti-convulsant, and some doc somewhere...
  3. Swollen salivary gland after taking a hit to the face

    So last night, I was at a friend's martial arts studio where we were working on various techniques.

    At one point, the edge of his hand caught me where my neck and jaw come together on the left...
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    UPDATE: As of today, I have been on a "proper"...

    UPDATE: As of today, I have been on a "proper" medication for 3 1/2 weeks. It seems to be working to stabilize the radical mood swings and is combatting the depression as well. I know that less...
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    Sadly, not anymore. Moved into town, and the...

    Sadly, not anymore. Moved into town, and the city ordinance department kind of frowns on that.

    Too bad. Cheaper'n gasoline anymore.
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    Thanks. Good stuff. By the way, I am not too...

    Thanks. Good stuff.

    By the way, I am not too concerned with ethics at the moment, you know?
    ;)
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    Bipolar--the "meantime"

    It's a looooooooonnnnng story, but after about 20 years of struggling with on-again off-again depression, I have recently been given a diagnosis of bipolar. Yeah, I'm totally thrilled (sarcasm). ...
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    "Up" vs. "down" dragon

    Way back in the day, I studied chugoku kenpo. One day, the instructor was explaining the difference between the up and down dragon, and explained why the down dragon was the one on our logo.

    Can...
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    It is true that Muhammad was not mentioned in the...

    It is true that Muhammad was not mentioned in the Bible. But neither were/was Confucious, Nostradamus, the Ayotollah Khomenei, Buddha, Franz Ferdinand, Harry Truman, Adolf Hitler, JFK, the Beatles,...
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    Fred, I suspect that an over-abundance of...

    Fred,

    I suspect that an over-abundance of misplaced pride may be the root cause (aside from Satan himself) of most of our other sins.
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    Galatians 5:3-6 "3.Again I declare to every man...

    Galatians 5:3-6
    "3.Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.
    4.You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from...
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    Pronunciation of Terms

    For a variety of reasons, I'd like to know how to properly pronounce the following terms that are related to the Passover:

    Charoset (or kharoset--which spelling is correct?)
    Maror
    Afikomen...
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    As for a violent revolution, I rather doubt it. ...

    As for a violent revolution, I rather doubt it.

    It's been my experience that the average American is quite quick to flap their gums incessently, but quickly tires of doing any more than that.
    ...
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    While in the service, I had several opportunities...

    While in the service, I had several opportunities to train with and fight beside members of the Canadian armed forces. Good men, all of them, and I was honored to have met them.

    As an American...
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    I don't think it's all that hard, but I also...

    I don't think it's all that hard, but I also realize that I could be overly simple-minded.

    I think it's understanding and accepting the fact that I could never, ever do enough, be enough, say...
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    Here's the thing: Whether I or anyone else...

    Here's the thing:

    Whether I or anyone else would fight in some hypothetical revolution is irrelevant.

    What is more relevant is the fact that people are now finally beginning to wake up to...
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    Well, on the upside: if two dudes get divorced,...

    Well, on the upside: if two dudes get divorced, a guy will finally get to keep the house!

    Just a little levity, put away your torches and pitchforks...
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    I suppose I'm chiming in a little late but I'll...

    I suppose I'm chiming in a little late but I'll give my opinion anyway.

    It seems to me that the whole thing was a matter of passion.

    Obama ran an absolutely passionate, no-holds barred, b*lls...
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    There once was a time when I'd say no, but...

    There once was a time when I'd say no, but anymore who knows what is possible?

    As for me, I've grown quite tired of all the "experienced" candidates out there on BOTH sides of the aisle. I don't...
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    The allegations of "racism" used to annoy me--now...

    The allegations of "racism" used to annoy me--now they simply bore me.

    How is it any less racist to support Obama simply because of his race than to support McCain simply because of his?
  21. Question: Do you believe it?

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    Interesting. Given my lack of knowledge of...

    Interesting.

    Given my lack of knowledge of archeology, I will tenetively state that I don't recall hearing anything that would suggest that people of that age possessed the necessary navigational...
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    Having been a long-time member of a particular...

    Having been a long-time member of a particular denomination and now am in an inter/non-denominational church, I can see the strengths and weaknesses of each to some degree.

    I have no criticisms of...
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    I think that the problem was with neither of the...

    I think that the problem was with neither of the ladies' actions, it was in the heart of Martha. Both ladies chose to "serve" Jesus, although in different ways. Mary chose to listen to him while...
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    I very deliberately chose not to read any of the...

    I very deliberately chose not to read any of the replies you've gotten, so forgive me if I duplicate anyone else's answer.

    I honestly don't believe that we can have our salvation taken away by any...
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    How to love the unlovely? Good question. As...

    How to love the unlovely?

    Good question. As people who are taught to love justice, to love fairness and equity, and to love all things righteous, it is often extremely difficult (if not downright...
  26. Question: What am I

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    But isn't it nice that other members of that same...

    But isn't it nice that other members of that same religion were quick to step up and begin to correct his erroneous thinking? And isn't it also good that he appeared to accept that correction?
  27. Question: Term translation?

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    Term translation?

    How might the following terms be translated into Hebrew?

    Army of God
    Men of God
  28. Question: The Seven Letters

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    The Seven Letters

    In the Book of Revelation, we are given seven letters to the churches. I just read an interesting article that ponders what such letters to today's churches might look like. If you're interested,...
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    We don't really know for sure what the mark...

    We don't really know for sure what the mark itself will mean. Revelation was written using symbolism that would've been understood by 1st-2nd century Christians, but probably not to their Roman...
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    Then why did you bother? Actually, if you read...

    Then why did you bother?

    Actually, if you read the follow-ups, the questioner is pondering the obviously misinterpreted actions and attitudes of people living in the southern states. He/she makes...
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    Let me just round out the list for you: ...

    Let me just round out the list for you:

    Remember if Texas ever left the union: Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union; refer to the Texas- American...
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    I've lived in Florida, Tennessee, California, and...

    I've lived in Florida, Tennessee, California, and now live in Texas. I think I shall approach the question from a slightly different angle.

    I don't believe that the southern US is any of the...
  33. Question: Legalize it!

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    "How is the latest Beaujolais season? I haven't...

    "How is the latest Beaujolais season? I haven't gotten around to giving it a go."

    They're off to a good start. Harvesting began early this year (in August in some fields), and September was kind...
  34. Question: Legalize it!

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    Despite the fact that I grew up listening to The...

    Despite the fact that I grew up listening to The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Rush, etc. once upon a time, I'd say, "Not just no, but HE!! no!"

    Now though, I'm not so sure. These...
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    Good info--didn't know that. Thanks!

    Good info--didn't know that. Thanks!
  36. Question: What about Hell?

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    I didn't answer the question about Heaven--by the...

    I didn't answer the question about Heaven--by the time I saw it, others had already said most everything. But yes, I believe it is a literal place. Whether it is on this plane of existence or not,...
  37. Question: Dual citizenship?

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    Dual citizenship?

    Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to obtain dual citizenship with another nation?
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    OK, did a quick read on ol' Raul Castro. This...

    OK, did a quick read on ol' Raul Castro.

    This guy appears to be a scumbag of the lowest order. I could be wrong, but it appears that he is the one that recruited Che, and he seems to be very...
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    Surely not. At least I hope not. "The Policy"...

    Surely not. At least I hope not. "The Policy" hasn't done squat.

    I don't know much about the brother--haven't had time to do much homework on him. However, I hope after Fidel assumes the...
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    A glimpse of free enterprise had a bit to do with...

    A glimpse of free enterprise had a bit to do with the eventual downfall of the USSR, in my opinion (too bad it's not having the same effect in China... ).

    I just wonder what the harm would be in...
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    What are the implications for America?

    Fidel Castro is stepping down, and it looks like his brother's going to take over. Here's the story I saw: Castro resigns as Cuba's leader - Focus on Cuba - MSNBC.com

    So what might this mean for...
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    You've gotten some good stuff, and I'd like to...

    You've gotten some good stuff, and I'd like to add one more: I like the forums on Crosswalk.com - Devotionals, Christian Living, Music, Movies, Family, Blogs, Forums and more myself, though I don't...
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    It seems so. But then again, look at the all the...

    It seems so. But then again, look at the all the possible things that could happen if it DID protect us. Can you imagine a military with full freedom of speech rights? The right to peacefully...
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    Hi, Jason! As a vet myself, let me see if I...

    Hi, Jason!

    As a vet myself, let me see if I can clear it up for you a bit.

    #1: Once you enlisted, the Constitution no longer applied to you. Instead, the UCMJ became your guiding legal...
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    Probably. Incidentally, I did tell him what I...

    Probably. Incidentally, I did tell him what I was doing after his supervisor told him to back off. I even asked if he'd like to verify it by giving me a ride back to the shop. He didn't.

    I...
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    Does anyone remember the Constitution?

    I took my wife's car to Circuit City Sunday night to get a new stereo put in. It was going to take a little while, so to kill some time I walked over to a favorite store of mine that was about a...
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    That's an interesting idea. I like the idea of...

    That's an interesting idea. I like the idea of McCain/Romney better than McCain/Huckabee.

    Of course, my first choice of Fred Thompson/Predator didn't pan out, so I guess I'll take what I can get.
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    My favorite waterboard:

    My favorite waterboard:
  49. Question: Presidential poll

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    h) none of the above. Neither party...

    h) none of the above.

    Neither party (especially the Republicans) has put forward a viable candidate that I feel would be effective in that office.
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    I have, I do, and I will! Good post!

    I have, I do, and I will!

    Good post!
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