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I'm offended by top-posters, because it is contrary to the normal usenet custom. I think usenet users should learn the native method.
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snipped-for-privacy@sdf.lNoOnSePsAtMar.org (Larry W) wrote in wrote:

Everybody is "offended" these days about some stupid shit. Country is turning into a bunch of pussys.
[OK how many Oooooofended votes for "bunch of pussys?]
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wrote:

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Nope my folks were old homesteaders who came up here to get "almost free" land. Worked there ass off...there's nothing free about homesteading but the land was settled and the country developed. Went I first started school, I knew more about American heroes and heroines than Canadian ones. I could read before I went to school and read my mother's old school books that she brought up from Minnesota. ==
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Ah, the memories.
Years ago, I translated the New Testament into Morse Code. I billed the work as "The translation for the scholar who has every other translation." None of the religious publishers I contacted were interested, so I shelved the work for a more enlightened time.
Sadly, a few years ago, the last official user of Morse Code ceased its use (it was weather ship in the North Atlantic as I recall).
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Perhaps not so "sadly". According to ARRL, morse code use, along with interest in amateur radio, is alive and well and on the rise. As a retired geezer, I'm now learning morse code and have both a new Kent straight key and a dual paddle w/ keyer. I doubt morse code will die off any time soon.
http://www.qsl.net/n9bor/morse.htm
One of hundreds of morse coded dedicated sites.
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Just because it isn't used anymore doesn't mean we all forgot it.<g> The USMC taught me Morse code in 1968-- years after they quit using telegraphs, but the MOS was still valid and needed to be filled.
I'm always amazed when I can decipher a few words when I run across some code on the radio.
Jim
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On 12/1/2010 10:11 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:

Is Morse Code still taught to Navy pilots?
TDD
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

I next generated a treatment for a book whose working title was "Toilet Tissue Origami - The Ultimate Book for the John."
Aside from its obvious use, I envisioned up-scale hotels training their housekeeping staff to do something other than a "point" (which is kind of scary when you think on it).
Wouldn't you be impressed when, instead of a poor imitation of an arrowhead, you were greeted by a swan? Or a boat (which, with the right kind of paper could be torn off and used in the tub)? Instead of a boat, a ship-of-the-line. Repelling boarders. On fire.
I had great plans, but, sadly, got little interest from the mainstream publishers.
Disillusioned, I now confine my literary talents to newsgroup posts. Sort of like short-short stories.
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wrote:

Didn't you invent something for county workers to lean their shovels on. Something about reducing the number of workers needed to hold up shovels?
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Oren wrote:

Yes. I computed the city could save a bunch in personnel costs by using my bipod to hold shovels upright around construction sites.
Laughed me out of the city council chamber, they did!
The city's public works department must be unionized is all I can figure...
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On Nov 29, 6:40am, "Stormin Mormon"

Then why aren't you writing in a Native American dialect of one kind or another?
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On 12/3/2010 3:10 PM, Jo Ann wrote:

Woo woo woo woo woo woo! :-)
TDD
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Jo Ann wrote:

Uh, because textbooks are difficult to find?
As you know, Native Americans never developed a written language, metallurgy, or, for that matter, the wheel.
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wrote:

Don't know where you live, but Lowe's certainly isn't alone - go to Home de-pot. Some towns in S. Texas are 80% Hispanic. By 2050, they will be the majority of the country.
Bob-tx
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On 12/4/2010 6:32 AM, Bob-tx wrote:

Again, some of the families were there when it was still part of Mexico. They didn't move, the border did. As to the others- I can't really get too mad at them, whether they have green cards or not. Mexico is going in the crapper (for whatever reasons), and they just want to live in a place with a familiar culture, and where they can feed their kids, and the kids won't get shot at.
I wish I had learned Spanish as a kid, but what little language-learning capability I ever had, has long since shut down. Upside of these dual-language areas is that the young Anglos will have a better chance of learning another language as they grow up, when it is painless and easy. (Something that is taken as a matter of course in many countries, but that the US has never been very good at encouraging.)
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Largely because until the last generation or so, there wasn't any real need seen. In Europe you can go the same distance from Indy to Miami and go through a couple different countries with different languages. In America there was no incentive to learn a new language.. unless you were heading to Georgia. (g).
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wrote:

My grandfather came from Poland and he spoke six languages and learned English. Most everyone in Europe speaks two or three depending on where they live and what countries they border. I know a half dozen words in Polish and a couple of dozen in Italian. My wife used to speak Italian as a kid, but lost most when her grandmother died and it was not practiced. She at least understands most of it though so when we go to Italy, she helps me to understand.
I've even met a guy from Montreal that spoke English.
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My maternal grandmother emigrated from Finland. When my mother was a child she was forbidden to speak Finnish, though learned enough along with her sister, to decode what the adults were talking about behind their backs.

Amazing, I met him too.
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"Bob-tx" <No Spam no contact> wrote in wrote:

I feel sorry for people in 2050.
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== I'd have been tempted to use the 10 foot piece of lumber on the machine when it kept up the request to put it in the bag. ==
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