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Author Topic:   November 2012 - Post of the Month
Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 28 (677580)
10-30-2012 4:19 PM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the November, 2012, Posts of the Month (POTM).

You message subtitle should include the author's name and the topic/thread title.

Message Format:

Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message

Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.

Note: As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, congratulations, and acceptance statements by nominees.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Thought I got the "October" in the message body changed during creation. I was wrong.


Or something like that©.

    
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Message 2 of 28 (677619)
10-31-2012 7:25 AM


Foreveryoung
Author: foreveryoung
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Foreveryoung Discussions
Message: Message 36

I hope to see more messages like this from foreveryoung, so much better than the hate. Keep up the good work, mate!


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Message 3 of 28 (677625)
10-31-2012 9:52 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Huntard
10-31-2012 7:25 AM


Re: Foreveryoung
Strongly seconded.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Omnivorous
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Message 4 of 28 (677970)
11-03-2012 3:55 PM


Dogmafood looks clearly and deep
Author: Dogmafood
Forum: Faith and Belief
Thread: Morality without god
Message: Message 87

Beautifully done: Dogmafood reminds us that our moral sense and behavior evolved when we lived in small groups, and our better history reflects an expansion of what we see as our tribal kin.

Even our current political conflicts can be seen as a tense dialectic between those who wish to enlarge our sense of tribe, and those who do not.

We were all kin then, and we're all kin now.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 5 of 28 (677991)
11-03-2012 7:30 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Omnivorous
11-03-2012 3:55 PM


Re: Dogmafood looks clearly and deep
Wow, my first nomination. I am truly flattered....and I suspect all flattery conceals some ulterior motive.

Cheers man.


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Message 6 of 28 (678358)
11-07-2012 9:25 AM


Catholic Scientist
Author: Catholic Scientist
Forum: Big Bang and Cosmology
Thread: Size of the universe
Message: Message 201

Taking the time to describe the basic analogy for thinking about "the beginning of the universe" as currently accepted by the scientific community. And with pictures!


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Message 7 of 28 (678359)
11-07-2012 9:29 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Stile
11-07-2012 9:25 AM


Re: Catholic Scientist
A resounding second on that nomination.

CS and I have our differences, but some times he just hits one out of the park. This is one off those times.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 8 of 28 (679042)
11-12-2012 12:06 AM


foreveryoung
Author: foreveryoung
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Ann Coulter (Is she hateful?)
Message: Message 1

I am really nominating the entire thread, particularly the posts by foreveryoung. Since I am supposed to single out a particular message, I am nominating the OP.

This has been a fantastic parody of the thinking of social conservatives (even if unintentional). It brought great hilarity to the forum.


Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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Message 9 of 28 (679054)
11-12-2012 8:07 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by nwr
11-12-2012 12:06 AM


Re: foreveryoung
I second the nomination. I feel that I understand foreveryoung much better now.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. William Lloyd Garrison.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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Message 10 of 28 (679112)
11-12-2012 1:16 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by nwr
11-12-2012 12:06 AM


Re: foreveryoung
I'm not certain this is quite in the spirit of the POTM process. Please, only sincere nominations for quality posts - not nominations for threads that made you laugh at your opponents.
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GDR
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Message 11 of 28 (679225)
11-13-2012 12:14 AM


Stile
I was very impressed with the logic, and with the clear and concise rationale for his position in this post by Stile in the thread - Where is the Point? Here is his post Message 24

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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Message 12 of 28 (679292)
11-13-2012 8:50 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by GDR
11-13-2012 12:14 AM


Re: Stile
Thanks for the kind words.
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Message 13 of 28 (679320)
11-13-2012 11:30 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Stile
11-07-2012 9:25 AM


Re: Catholic Scientist
Thanks Stile! I appreciate the recognition.
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Message 14 of 28 (680117)
11-17-2012 5:37 PM


Foreveryoung
Message 136

I think the post speaks for itself, no need for me to elaborate.


“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
― Isaac Asimov

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them" - Ray Bradbury


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Message 15 of 28 (680118)
11-17-2012 6:11 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by fearandloathing
11-17-2012 5:37 PM


Re: Foreveryoung
Hi fearandloathing & Foreveryoung,

I think the post speaks for itself, no need for me to elaborate.

Second.

Enjoy


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