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  1. I teach my kids to live life well, be nice to other folks, and be happy. If they get those things right, the rest will fall into place.

    Of course, as an atheist that fits my (lack of) "religious" views perfectly. I think that what you want to teach them will always be overshadowed by what they learn from watching what you do. If you live your religion well they will pick up on it without any extra effort from you. If you don't really follow your religion and just attempt to make your kids follow it, it won't work.

  2. And who will determine what is unacceptable? The liberals? The conservatives? The Christians (which Christians?)? The Atheists? The Pagans? Only the men folk? How about only the women folk? Shall we campaign like we elect a president and vote on it?

    What's wrong with individuals? All these labels, I don't know about you but none of them really fit me well

  3. Mike, I have never seen a problem with it in the past. I have adopted a few dogs (people moving where they can't take the dog mostly) over the years and thier previous owner can and visited with no issue. In fact the dog was "happy" to see them and didnt misbehave at all after.

    Ahhh. I would defer to you then. I have never had a previous owner visit my dogs but I have had 1 that freaked out when we returned to the shelter. About 20 feet from the door she went from happy and walking with me to fighting me for every step. So, all I know is they remember stuff many months later. =)

  4. I would recommend you not visit. I have heard it said that dogs have a long smell memory but the info is not in their conscious memory unless it is cued. They are able to adapt to a new home and new master because without smell or sight they forget about their old owner (consciously) but catching smell of them will bring the memory into their consciousness.

    Not sure how true it is but all of my dogs have been rescues and each one adapts to their new home very well within just a few days.

  5. So, you want your employer to keep paying you but you dont want to do what they need you to do? Why not just tell them that you cant do this and go out and find a new job?

    Also, have you considered that the "thousands" (its actually a couple of hundred) of kids dying each year in this country from vaccine complications is a very tiny number compared to the millions who die worldwide each year from diseases that we prevent by vaccine?

    Do some kids die because of vaccine related problems? Yep, and that is horrible but the alternative is so much worse.

  6. ~ Kelly, that's why I mentioned they're gonna do a 'mini marathon' :)

    ~ Mike, I agree, HBO series' are really good! Deadwood & Rome were marvelous! {Our son bought them for us :D }

    Yes, they are adult shows, graphic & all... but life frequently is.

    Band of Brothers, The Wire, Deadwood, Oz, In Treatment the have all been so great (except for John from Cincinnati - what a horrible show and it was from the creators of Deadwood)

    I never got into Rome, maybe I should watch a few episodes though because a lot of folks seem to like it.

  7. I agree, its an incredible show. I have watched all of them, the only part I dont like is that there are only going to be 7 of them.

    Although, I dont expect anything less than an incredible show from an HBO original series anymore. There have been a few that disappointed me, but for the most part all of their shows are great.