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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by Old Philosopher on July 12, 2018, 11:28:30 PM »
Conversely, those who do not embrace Western (or Far Eastern) values do not. Those who do not wish to assimilate, but rather change those values are, by definition, incompatible.  Fanatics, in whatever vein, are also incompatible with most other cultures.  Their fanaticism, by its very nature, prevents them from accepting other views, cultures and traditions.


Do I detect a certain irony in parts of this reply?

Sorry, couldn't resist. (Nudge and a grin)
I guess it depends upon your connotation of "fanatic".  The flag word in vogue right now is "radical". Maybe that fits better nowadays.
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General Discussion / Re: Trying to get back here
« Last post by hayshaker on July 12, 2018, 09:02:05 PM »
longtime no see, good to see you back.
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by Unknown on July 12, 2018, 05:07:07 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by Embracing. I will agree there are folk who immigrate to the US that don't make too many waves-as in cause confrontation, controversy or do violent crime. Minority status and generous policy could make for a whole lot of -go along to get along. As well the main lesson for proper assimilation  from the top - don't poop where you eat. By Top, I am referring to the Patriarch, matriarch- whoever acts as sponsor for family groups to immigrate.

I'm not a Lawyer; no, I'm not bragging by saying so, but I do know enough to say that exploiting the system for some individuals and groups is extremely advantageous and lucrative. Even a low IQ population can milk the teet and live far better in American squalor than staying home.

Why? All I can come up with such goings-on allows the Republican to send the signal> Not Racist

I don't use a dictionary, nor a thesaurus. I do rely on spellcheck and tend toward a dramatic flourish with punctuation. English is my only language so I know the different words :shrug: nevertheless I can still struggle for a definition of: Hate. What about you?

I hate this heat, cold, restaurant, traffic- it really is a meaningless word. There are lots of those being bandied about these days.

No promise for a quality post yet again lads. Typed as fast as my thumbs can go, with fontto small for me to read.  :-*
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by Pete Bog on July 12, 2018, 04:29:29 PM »
Conversely, those who do not embrace Western (or Far Eastern) values do not. Those who do not wish to assimilate, but rather change those values are, by definition, incompatible.  Fanatics, in whatever vein, are also incompatible with most other cultures.  Their fanaticism, by its very nature, prevents them from accepting other views, cultures and traditions.


Do I detect a certain irony in parts of this reply?

Sorry, couldn't resist. (Nudge and a grin)
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by Old Philosopher on July 12, 2018, 03:21:22 PM »
OP and Wolfy said what I was thinking.  There are certain cultures that coexist well in western civilization.  Then there are some who do not. 

Vietnamese refugees live in a fairly closed culture to outsiders but are pro-western.  Chinese and, to some degree legal Hispanic, cultures also exist here in relative harmony.  Indian culture (from India) seems to coexist well with us also.   There are probably others that do as well, like the Irish.
Conversely, those who do not embrace Western (or Far Eastern) values do not. Those who do not wish to assimilate, but rather change those values are, by definition, incompatible.  Fanatics, in whatever vein, are also incompatible with most other cultures.  Their fanaticism, by its very nature, prevents them from accepting other views, cultures and traditions.
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General Discussion / Re: Recommend a canvas bag
« Last post by wsdstan on July 12, 2018, 12:57:33 PM »
Looks like a pretty good bag for the money.  Should work well for what you and your daughter are doing.
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by wsdstan on July 12, 2018, 12:55:01 PM »
OP and Wolfy said what I was thinking.  There are certain cultures that coexist well in western civilization.  Then there are some who do not. 

Vietnamese refugees live in a fairly closed culture to outsiders but are pro-western.  Chinese and, to some degree legal Hispanic, cultures also exist here in relative harmony.  Indian culture (from India) seems to coexist well with us also.   There are probably others that do as well, like the Irish.
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by wolfy on July 12, 2018, 07:54:24 AM »
There's an old saying about that: Birds of a feather, flock together. :coffee:
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by Old Philosopher on July 11, 2018, 10:12:00 PM »
OP you say tolerance allows/ leads to compatibility of cultures.
    Okay

I will accept that with some qualifications: not in the same neighborhood, region, border, State or Rule.
   That's why people go on adventure vacation- to tour strange, exotic lands.
Is that why places like China Town, Little Italy, Little Cuba, and most ghettos exist in the U.S.?
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General Discussion / Re: Recommend a canvas bag
« Last post by PetrifiedWood on July 11, 2018, 08:57:10 PM »
Thanks for all the replies!

I had ordered a Stansport musette bag a couple of days ago, and after ordering it I learned that it had shoulder straps rather than a single cross-body strap like I thought. However now that I have it in hand, it's actually much nicer than I expected for the price.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N4RKW8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The canvas is not treated with any wax or anything so it's pretty soft, and the picture is a little deceiving in that it does not hold its shape. I took a sheet of kydex and trimmed it to fit the dimensions of the inside of the rear partition and another piece for the inside bottom and this helps keep the shape nicely. You could use some stiff pieces of leather for this as well but it is costlier than kydex and heavier.

So on the inside there is a divider that makes a small pouch against the back wall for something flat like a couple of books, field guides, etc. The outside back has another snap closure flat pocket that would be good for maps or other flat things. The two sides have pockets that are about the size of 2 AR15 magazines. I have reading glasses, knife, compass, flashlight and I plan to add a fire source to these.

I later learned that this bag has clips for the shoulder straps so it CAN be rigged as a single cross-body strap. For $15 shipped it's pretty nice. Since it isn't waxed it can be run through the washing machine if it gets unbearably dirty.
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