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Phat
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Message 1 of 17 (679567)
11-14-2012 1:29 PM


Clarification
It was suggested to me (by Theodoric) that if I wanted to preach or share my opinion online that I make people well aware of the fact beforehand, so they would not have to listen to what they didnt want to hear. If you choose to respond, All I ask is for honest feedback on my videos and posts and what I am saying or attempting to say: ENJOY

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Message 2 of 17 (679568)
11-14-2012 1:33 PM


Random Thoughts & Reflections From Thugzy

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Phat
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Message 3 of 17 (680051)
11-17-2012 12:09 PM


Phats Soapbox
It took me three years from the time I first got on Blog TV until now...before I could even voice my opinion unselfconsciously.

Granted I have much room for improvement, but I encourage feedback and...if any of you want...you can also post any video blogs here in my topic and let people comment on you!

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Message 4 of 17 (680215)
11-18-2012 2:15 PM
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11-17-2012 12:09 PM


Re: Phats Soapbox
Here's a compliment for you. At age 53, your receding hairline is still receding, meaning I can still see hair up there. I wish I could still see some hair up there on my head when I'm 53. At age 30, it's really really receding...

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Phat
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Message 5 of 17 (687684)
01-15-2013 11:40 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by Taz
11-18-2012 2:15 PM


Re: Phats Soapbox
Thanks, Taz. Ive been making videos unselfconsciously only lately. When I first bought a webcam, I was forever thinking about how to look. Jar reminded me that content was the first priority but I mistakenly believed that self image came first. Now, I see the light.

Edited by Phat, : spelling

Edited by Phat, : Tidy up post. 2015 now....was posted in 2013.


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Message 6 of 17 (687732)
01-16-2013 3:39 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Phat
11-14-2012 1:29 PM


No video showing up. I'm on Safari iOS 6. something on iPhone 5. I see your text but not the embedded video.

The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

The explain to them any scientific investigation that explains the existence of things qualifies as science and as an explanation
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 286

Does a query (thats a question Stile) that uses this physical reality, to look for an answer to its existence and properties become theoretical, considering its deductive conclusions are based against objective verifiable realities.
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 134


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Message 7 of 17 (688418)
01-22-2013 12:31 PM
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01-16-2013 3:39 AM


The challenge of making videos.
I made some new ones on You Tube...maybe these will be easier for you to access.
Edited: May as well not waste space in this topic. Here is a recent video.

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Message 8 of 17 (760320)
06-20-2015 8:21 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by Phat
01-22-2013 12:31 PM


Phats Online Diary Unplugged
Im bringing this old topic that I started up again in order to discuss the beliefs,thoughts and strategies of my life. I interact with several groups/clubs/sub-cultures in my life. 4 that I can think of....
  • My church is a good group, though they are rather conservative and uniformly set in their beliefs. They do a lot of good for the community in which they serve and for each other. I don't have the authority within that "club" to speak to many publicly but perhaps may have a chance in Gods timing as He matures me an hones my beliefs and thinking skills.

  • As a Union Steward at my workplace (Safeway) I interact with my fellow employees, the management, the labor union itself. This is a different club. The labor union is quite authoritarian and rigid in their thinking at times---but in a diametrically unique and different way from the church. In a nutshell, the church is CCOI conservative(though some of them are hardly ignorant...they are quite bright and would debate well) whereas the union staff themselves are quite liberal. Some of them are bright as well...though also in limited ways.

  • EvC Forum. I'll have to say I've grown to love this place. Apart from my internet friend, Jon---I barely know any of you in a real time random thought basis--apart from our verbal jousting in specific posts of course...and you are all in general my most highly educated and intellectual club of those I have mentioned. There is one other "club" which includes all three, however.

  • The public-at-large. People I meet every day. Customers. Clerks in other stores. Melvin, the desk clerk at the hotel I m staying at, is my newest friend. He looks 18 but is 28 and married with a 5 year old son. He came to the US from the Honduras when he was 16. In a few moments I am going out of the business center in this Quality Inn that I am staying at and talking with him.

In summation, we all are members of cliques--clubs of various beliefs, ideologies, persuasions and purposes.

Jon tells me that as far as he knows I am the only EvC member who "routinely starts threads to discuss himself."

So be it.

(more later....keep those cards and letters coming!)

Edited by Phat, : Fixed bullets to a link format

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God created war so that Americans would learn geography. –Mark Twain
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain

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Message 9 of 17 (760739)
06-25-2015 8:17 AM
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Re: Phats Online Diary Unplugged
My question to you: what do you think each of these groups offers for you personally? In what way have they helped you grow, and have any maybe held you back?

Love your enemies!

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Phat
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Message 10 of 17 (760747)
06-25-2015 9:19 AM
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06-25-2015 8:17 AM


Re: Phats Online Diary Unplugged
Jon writes:

My question to you: what do you think each of these groups offers for you personally? In what way have they helped you grow, and have any maybe held you back?

Here are the four groups I have mentioned:

  • My Church
  • EvC Forum
  • My workplace and the union, Local 7
  • The public-at-large

    My church offers me accountability. They also offer support. I probably don't reciprocate as much as I should...They have helped me grow more mature as a youth volunteer since they demand that I be mature and responsible...traits which I traditionally have avoided. They don't hold me back from examining the big picture since I also have the other groups...although critics would say that they foster black and white thinking regarding Christianity. Finally, they are very loving and kind to my 91 year old Mom, and for that I am very grateful.

    EvC Forum has meant a number of things to me over the years. It is of course a place to rant. It is a place where my beliefs and views almost always get challenged. Itr is a place full of educated and intelligent people who offer me a glimpse at perspectives and beliefs which--though I rarely agree with nor they with I--broadens my perspective on cultural and human opinions and beliefs and world views.

    My Workplace is my livelihood. It is where I earn a living. As a Union Steward I also get the opportunity and responsibility of introducing my coworkers to Local 7 and teaching them that they make up the union---they are the union. I see both sides. The corporate thinking is a microcosm of US business philosophy and conservative free market economics. The Union is an example of social activism and the labor movement. Neither side is complete, in my mind, without the other. That to me is why I work at a union shop. Were I at a non union job I would be forced to work harder and compete more. Competition gets brutal as one gets older.

    The Public-at-large\ is what completes reality. I will have more to say on this one as I prepare myself to address the public.

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    God created war so that Americans would learn geography. –Mark Twain
    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain

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    Message 11 of 17 (875363)
    04-24-2020 9:28 AM


    Health progress?
    Hey Phat, you said some time last year that you were determined to get some of your health issues resolved. I vaguely remember you had an eye condition and type 2. You also said you were going to go on a water fast to promote autophagy. Or something like that.

    Any progress?


    If you say the word "gullible" slowly, it sounds like oranges. Go ahead and try it.

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    Message 12 of 17 (875379)
    04-24-2020 2:12 PM
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    Re: Phats Online Diary Unplugged
    I too am unable to play your videos.

    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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    Phat
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    Message 13 of 17 (875380)
    04-24-2020 3:04 PM
    Reply to: Message 12 by GDR
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    Re: Phats Online Diary Unplugged
    Those videos have long since been removed from YouTube. I have recently made some new ones, however...and will edit those posts to reflect the new content.

    And Lammy, I just completed a 2 day fast...I'm working up to more days, but it is a major challenge to keep myself healthy right now. I'm 60, have type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, and am considered high risk for COVID.


    “The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.”Calvin Coolidge
    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
    “As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”-RC Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

    - You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
    Anne Lamott
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    Message 14 of 17 (875382)
    04-24-2020 3:54 PM
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    04-24-2020 3:04 PM


    Re: Phats Online Diary Unplugged
    Phat writes:

    And Lammy, I just completed a 2 day fast...I'm working up to more days, but it is a major challenge to keep myself healthy right now. I'm 60, have type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, and am considered high risk for COVID.

    Stay safe Buddy. I sure appreciate your presence on this site. On top of that I don't want to be the last Christian standing around here.

    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 15 of 17 (875391)
    04-24-2020 7:58 PM
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    04-24-2020 3:04 PM


    Re: Phats Online Diary Unplugged
    Hm, you're 60? I kinda remember seeing a picture of you like a year ago or so and you didn't look like you were nearing 60.

    Edit.

    So, I'm a bit of a health freak. Been using the quarantine to cut and lean since all the gyms are closed. Fasting is hard. So, instead of fasting may I suggest you start eating something like this for lunch and dinner from now on.

    This is what I've been eating 3-4 days a week. Have been shedding body fat percentage.

    Edited by Lammy, : No reason given.


    If you say the word "gullible" slowly, it sounds like oranges. Go ahead and try it.

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