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Note: This bio is a WIP (work in progress). I'm adding to it periodically, so it might look a little disjointed. Thanks for stoppin' by!

I want to say I really enjoy the sense of community that exists here. I love the intelligent questions and comments and am having a great time. I've been on the site for a while now and I'm happy to say the sense of community here is intact. The site is big enough now that there is a tiny minority of dipwads, but very tiny. =]

I'm a tall, bald, in decent shape "older" guy with two kids from two marriages. One is an adult (sort of) and the other lives P/T with me and with her mom. She's a teenager. I could go on and on about her, but this is supposed to be about MEEEE! LOL!

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I got my agnostic.com shirt in the mail today!!! Whoohoo!
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Lookit you! All Agnostic & shit! LOL! Congrats! =]
Happy Friday Heathens! Because this is what I've encountered in the Movie Lovers group, ??? I'm ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
LOL!
Do you think churches should lose their tax exemption status?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
To me, taxing churches is a no-brainer.
Have you ever met people that didn’t believe in Climate change ?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
The real debate is not over climate change. That is a constant. The debate is over Human-caused/influenced climate change and opinions vary. I haven't met anyone who "doesn't believe" at all.
How well has this site worked for you? Have you met anyone, friends or otherwise? Yes, I'm being ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
I've had good and bad experiences on the site. I don't blame the site itself for the bad ones. There are scammers everywhere and they are very hard to guard against. I also made one connection that I thought was mutual, but it wasn't and the only issue I have there is with the person because she overreacted by blocking me here (yeah, I'll admit that). I have connected with a few people more directly, and one I am very interested in. The site works, IMHO. Take the time to get to know folks through posting, liking, commenting, and messaging and then take it from there. =]
Wall Of Voodoo - Far Side Of Crazy - YouTube
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
I love their version of Ring of Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS_CQkPavyc
Damn. I'd dismember a dirty hobo for a large cherry coke right about now...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
LOL!
Day one in the UK: Harry Potter tour of the actual sets used during filming! There were lots of ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Excellent pics! Thanks for sharing. How was that Butterbeer? =]
California, the Nanny State will now restrict water usage, per-person!
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 8, 2018:
With regard to laying all the responsibility on the state/governor to build dams, I misspoke. It was mentioned that the Fed is involved, however, according to this FEMA chart (https://www.fema.gov/dam-ownership-united-states), the majority of dams in the US are privately owned, so I think private dam construction should also be undertaken. Also, I'm no expert on rainfall/drought, but as I said in a reply to a comment here, in my area, at least, existing water coffers were completely filled by seasonal rain. So much so, in fact, that water was released (wasted). Citizens in this state DO practice water conservation as a matter of course. Are there abusers, absolutely, but I'm sure they represent a tiny fraction of the population and certainly not enough to justify this. I sincerely believe a large part of the solution, in concert with practicing water conservation and repairing old and leaky delivery systems (as was suggested in the Bee article) is to increase our storage capacity. Squeezing citizens through legislation is not the answer.
California, the Nanny State will now restrict water usage, per-person!
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Ok, that is a rather alarmist article and apparently has some bullshit contained within it. Here's a more balanced Sacramento Bee article: http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article212605634.html I still disagree with the idea of mandated rationing on this scale when our governor is wasting BILLIONS AND BILLIONS on his pet project, High-Speed Rail.
How many has seen this movie? It is one of my all-time favorites.
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
I think I saw it about 100 years ago. LOL!
I’m in London for a week for vacation! Looking forward to tours, gardens, and castles!
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Awesome! I've spent time in Europe, but never visited GB or Ireland. Post pics!
Yeah. I'm letting you know. And if somebody tells you different, they are lying to your ass: Men....
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
This was in a profile on this site? Seriously?
To all my friends here, I hope you all know that is a pleasure to have met you and my life has ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
I agree. Silvereyes vanishing was a bummer. I really enjoyed her posts and interactions. I'm not going anywhere because although there has been some attrition, there's a constant influx of new, nice, intelligent, like-minded folks and that's why I'm here. =]
So I was watching this video where this guy was talking about a girl who told him her boyfriend hits...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
I don't believe in corporal punishment, but on one occasion, my son, who was pretty young at the time, maybe 7 or 8, had done something repeatedly he'd been told not to. I made the mistake of threatening to spank him if he did it one more time. He did. At that point, I either had to make good on my threat, or lose credibility/effectiveness as a parent. I did spank him, and it really DID hurt me more than him. Afterwards, I wept heavily. I have always used a very effective form of time-out with my kids and I think in that instance I just got frustrated. I agree with you that there are more effective and less violent ways to discipline your children and any boyfriend who hits his GF is guilty of assault. "I hit you because I love you" is bullshit.
Here’s an easy quiz: if a theist told you “I believe in god because my faith provides me with an...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
No response is required here. The theist can believe whatever they want as long as they don't ram it down my throat.
I think I am completely insane, but maybe not? Tell me the worst job experience you have had. I ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Well, now inquiring minds want to know what the hell happened? So please do share, if you feel comfortable doing so. Otherwise, just tell me to shut up. I've held many jobs in my life. My worst experience was when the IT company I worked for laid me off after moving me, repeatedly, into positions that were further and further from my core skill set and training, and then citing THAT as the reason for laying me off.
Wow! After feeling so isolated in this crazy religious freedom shitstorm of a year, it sure feels ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Welcome!
Meaning of existence
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Atheists have a natural wonder and curiosity about the world around them, and a greater appreciation of their very limited time here. There is no actual meaning to existence. Existence exists. As others have said, you determine your own life's meaning, choose your path, and live life.
Why do some men think women as "prudish" if they don't want to hookup?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Some men are assholes.
I'm finally on the downhill side folks! 26,000 points, 24,000 to go to reach the elusive level 8! ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
LOL! I'm at 7.2. Just kill me now.
Who here is a fanilow?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
He's one of those pop artists I grew up with in the 70s and 80s. I saw him in Vegas a few years back and the man can still perform. Another one I think is a lot of fun to watch is Tom Jones.
Could you stay isolated for five days in total isolation as an asocial experiment?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
You know, it'd be easy to say "yeah, sure, I could do that." But the truth is I have no idea if I could. I THINK I could.
If you greet someone (ie you're a greeter) and they tell you they were blocked and created a new ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Yep.
My next sleeve is going to be a collage of anime, comic, and video game characters. If you did the ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
IDK, man, but my tat guy would be all over something like that. LOL! I've already got Groot and would have to give some real thought to that kind of a piece.
Is everyone getting PMs from this member welcoming them to the site?! Did I miss something here? ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
So he's welcoming YOU?
Do you patronize religious businesses or do you avoid? For example thrift stores run by religious ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Generally, I avoid them. I had an ex-GF who dragged me into Hobby Lobby. I was surprised at the selection of cute decorative junk, but that is not a place I would patronize on my own. That said, there is another local business run by a very religious and politically active family. It's an ice cream parlor and they constantly have a line out the door. Make their own ice cream, chocolate sauce, and other stuff. They just have an excellent product and a safe, family-friendly environment. I love one particular ice cream item on their menu. I'm a weak MoFo and can't resist this place. Plus, my kids love it and it has become a regular stop after my daughter finishes a musical theater performance. Have I given you enough excuses? LOL! GENERALLY, as I said, I have no problem boycotting controversial religious retail outlets, or the Evil Empire, but I can't resist good ice cream. =]
Things that annoy you far more than they should... We all have them - little things of no great ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I don't know if I have any terms or peeves to add, but I gotta say, I kind of like "getdrunkeries." LOL! <jk>
Freedom carries a price. We are free because brave people sacrificed their personal dreams and ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I wish I felt the same about today's government and US military (or at least how it's used).
Has anyone, under any circumstances, felt a compulsion to pray? I recalled a news item this week ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I can certainly relate to your empathy and desire to help someone who is suffering. I think that's where this "inclination to pray" is coming from. Don't let it run away with you. =]
So, my religious neighbour asked me out to lunch last week and I went, with the stipulation that we ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Continue to do what you are doing. Be the good, Atheist person you are. Continue to be that non-judgmental source for her. Maybe you'll "save" her. LOL! Your comment about one-way judging was spot-on and I'm sure is making her think. =]
How do all of you manage to live with the fact that the religious have all the power and privilege ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I disagree with your assertion of "never." Atheists help to make the world a better place everyday already. Atheists are growing greatly in number as people realize that religion is bullshit. Religion is already dying a slow, but noisy death. It's just going to take time. My suggestion to you to help with your feelings of anger and powerlessness is to do something about it. Link up with your local secular/humanist/atheist group, I'm sure there is one. While nonbelievers aren't as organized as the religious, we ARE organized and active. Find your local group. Become involved. At the very least, you'll find like-minded folks you can interact with socially, as you do here, and you won't feel like such an island of sanity in a sea of oppression. Hope this helps.
My youngest daughter graduated Saturday. My ex and I threw a party together for her, and we had a ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I think that's awesome! All kids want their parents to be together, it's natural for them to want this. While I realize the togetherness you have is not "that" kind, I feel any solidarity your kids see has a positive effect on them. I am in a similar situation. My ex and I get along well enough to cooperate in the best interest of our teen-aged daughter and more. I don't see us getting back together, but there is nothing preventing us from being friends and I know my kids like that. (I have two)
Do you see it as child abuse forcing kids to go to Church when they are clearly sick?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 5, 2018:
Forcing a child to go to church at all is child abuse. But let's assume it's not; in that case I'd agree with other commenters here who have compared it with going to school. Not only is the sick child being forced to complete an activity while they should be home resting, they might infect others.
Do you read Tolkien? C. S. Lewis?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 3, 2018:
Never read Lewis, but in Tolkien's case, I'd say no. That stuff all makes for great fantasy storytelling.
Wow, finally, a place to meet like minded people. Religion seems to be the great divide for me. I ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 3, 2018:
Welcome! I'm predicting you will do just that. =]
Has anybody seen the new series "Lost in Space" on Netflix? I watch them all and I just love the ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 3, 2018:
Yep! Binged this show. Remember the original and the feature film.
I Am Groot
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 3, 2018:
I AM GROOOOOOOT
Picked up some ferns today to go around my fountain...and re-hung the spider plant above it...l ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 2, 2018:
I love your fountain. =]
Finished Sleeve. Tried to post this from my phone awhile back, but the images were low quality for ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Looks awesome. That's a lot of ink.
I love 1987 dirty dancing
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Who doesn't? =]
How to you relate to artifical intelligence? Do you fear it or support it?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
I support it. I don't subscribe to the doomsday scenario that is constantly bantered about, especially in cinema (obvious leader there, Terminator).
What is your favorite musical instrument that you play ?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Wait? I play a musical instrument? LOL! I don't. When I was in gradeschool, I think I had a music class at some point where I played the Recorder. I don't play anything but air guitar these days, and air drums in my car. But I'd love to learn to play the guitar and think it would be kick-ass fun to play in a band. Maybe in my old(er) age, when I have free time, I'll learn acoustical and electric guitars. =]
I guess we'll file this under non romantic relationships, and I understand that nobody really cares ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Keeping his memory alive helps keep him with you. Cherish those memories. =]
Hovering issue -- Has this happened to you? I've noticed that when I'm hovering over visitors in my ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Those first two screenshots are MY bio narrative under someone else's heading. This is a job for @Admin!
The future..
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Traditionally, the POTUS' religious affiliation is known, but not worn on their sleeve. Trump has (somewhat falsely, IMHO) used that X-tian label to leverage that vocal and active portion of the voter base very successfully. I don't think he's much of a X-tian. He just likes to give it lip service. To answer your question, I have no idea. I think that could come about someday when the majority of voters are non-believers and it is politically advantageous to be an Atheist, sadly.
What is the best way to tell your parents that you don't believe in god
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
What @KKGator said. Just tell them. Is there another way? Your parents will love you no matter what.
Greetings! I'm not sure where exactly to ask this, but, it seems appropriate for here: Is it ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Might be a tall order, but it'd be a job for @Admin.
Phoenix tattoo done yesterday. :) artist: Cody Dillow
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
That is a lovely design. =]
At the gym today, not because I'm motivated or enthusiastic, just doing my best to show up. I'm ...
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Sometimes working out is the distraction you need. =]
Are you cheating if you are open to your partner about your other relationship(s)?
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
I didn't vote because this isn't quite black and quite as you have set it up. As others have said, I think just being honest about an external relationship doesn't make it NOT cheating. If they disapprove, it's still cheating, just not lying and cheating.
Empty nest
IAMGROOT comments on Jun 1, 2018:
I'm not quite an empty nester. Hell, I'm not even close. My nearly 26 year old is home too. LOL! But I'd say that being alone and dealing with that kind of life-change would be much more difficult. Especially if you are retired and don't have anything going on (no volunteerism or other social activity/friends). Seems to me it would be easier and a mixture of happiness at regaining the freedom to do what you want, when you want, etc.; and sadness, because you'll miss having your kids around every day, regardless of what a pain in the ass they may have been. =]
What’s the thing you hate most about dating websites?
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
I would probably have titled your post differently and said "What's The Thing You Hate Most About Online Dating?" Seems your real issue is with the relative anonymity and ease with which someone can lie via the Internet. Your actual questions and your poll are more about whether it's better or "more kind" to lie in order to spare someone's feelings than to be straight with them. In world of dating, where you're (if you'll pardon the expression) "feeling each other out" and trying to forge a connection, find chemistry with each other, get to know one another, I think honesty is the best policy. It always is, really. So no, it's not "kinder" to lie to someone on a dating platform to spare their feelings. As you said, if it ain't workin' it ain't workin, and everyone should cut their losses and move on before someone gets in too deep and it's that much more painful. =]
Do you believe all religions are the same, or that some are worse than others?
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
At their core, I feel they are the same. They are all systems devised by humans to control other humans. That's what it boils down to for me.
James Bond
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
I've had a long love affair with the Bond franchise (what dude hasn't?). My favorite classical Bond was Connery and my favorite film from his period is Diamonds Are Forever. I liked Roger Moore as well, and Man With The Golden Gun. I've enjoyed them all to some degree. My least favorite is Timothy Dalton. He's a good actor, and likable, but he's TOO nice to play Bond. Brosnan was good, but he was pretty Meh for me. I love him in other things. Daniel Craig is, IMHO, the best Bond ever. He's gritty and tough, yet still suave. I think he's the most believable, bad-ass Bond.
What is the quickest easiest meal that you make yourself and love?
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
Um, ok, a little embarrassed here. When I've got nothing in the house and am too lazy to go out and get something, my fall-back meal is to microwave a can of Dennison's Chile Con Carne. I add a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on your viewpoint) of cheddar cheese, and then eat it with Cheez-Its (my love of Cheez-Its is no secret to this community. LOL!).
Does anyone think we will live in a post-religious society?
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
I think we are heading in that direction as more and more become "enlightened." But we're not there yet and, sadly, I think things will get worse before they get better in this regard.
Casual relationship
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
It sounds like it's not casual.
Siouxsie & The Banshees This Wheels On Fire (Top Of The Pops 22/1/1987) - YouTube
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
They had several hits. Thanks for sharing.
Grumpy tattoo I did recently
IAMGROOT comments on May 31, 2018:
Oh damn! I love Grumpy and plan to get him too. That's awesome looking.
Just added in to this one. So happy with it!!!
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
Ooo, I like that design.
Maybe it is sappy, but my tattoo is for me turning 50 and my daughter turning 21.
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
B. E. A. UTIFUL!
Surprised I was able to do 185 lbs for deadlift today after doing quite a bit of grip strength work ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
Awesome!
What are your Top 5 comic book films, if you like comics? Mine are: 1. The Dark Knight 2. ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
Yeah, I have a similar issue with DC, but not with forced humor, specifically. My issue is that DC (with the exception of the Dark Knight films) has terrible script writers. I thought Suicide Squad was a terrible waste of talent in a potentially great film. Generally, I prefer all of the Marvel films, but I did like Wonder Woman. I also thought the Superman installment with Brandon Routh was good. Space was a great Lex Luthor. You made me think about this a bit because I really love SH films in-general: 1. Iron Man (and I can't eat just one, so all three with IM2 coming in 3rd in this group) 2. Captain America, First Avenger 3. Guardians of the Galaxy (yeah, both of'em) 4. The Dark Knight 5. Black Panther I haven't seen Infinity War yet. I agree with your forced humor opinion to an extent, particularly in Thor, Ragnarok. That was probably the worst Marvel script I've heard so far. In all the other films, it works pretty well, at least for me. Worth mentioning here also is the X-Men series. I was a big fan of the books as a teenager. In the films, I REALLY love the Quicksilver character who is a scene-stealer every time he appears. He single-handedly saves X-Men, Apocalypse for me.
Religious indoctrination is child abuse. Yes or no?I know this topic has been brought up before ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
I agree with everything you wrote above. I think there are two major topics here however: 1. The abhorrent, EVIL compulsory indoctrination/brainwashing of impressionable children by adults whom they trust. This is something that greatly angers me. I feel it's criminal. Along with that aspect comes all the stuff you indicated above designed to bring blind obedience. Damaging in the extreme. Thank goodness you were able to break free with some objective instruction from a source outside religion. =] 2. The altruism taught as a high moral standard by most religions (who require self-sacrifice and subservience to them first and everyone else afterwards). I completely disagree with this (as an Obvjectivist). I think rational self-interest is the natural state of Humankind. We work to improve ourselves and better our situations and as we succeed (in business, for example, we create jobs for others who also benefit from our success in this way) we bring others up with us. Most altruists would have you believe that any self-interest is accomplished at the expense of others and this is just plain wrong. Are there bad people in the world who will fuck over others, sure, but that is not the nature of Objectivism, nor of business (sorry, had to jump on my Capitalist soapbox for a microsecond). LOL!
So. This divorce is 99% behind me. And I want to move forward. To my credit, I think its going well ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
Like most bullies, I hope that, if you ignore him, he will eventually just go away.
[youtu.be] The boys are watching Thomas the tank engine this morning and I walked into the living...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
Yep. Carlin got around. =]
Have a favorite Prince song?
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
I love Prince. I love a lot of his music. I particularly like the Purple Rain album (and saw the tour that supported that album, and the film). Little Red Corvette is another great tune.
://amp.businessinsider.com/psychology-of-office-romances-2018-5 although it's still somewhat taboo...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
It all depends on the circumstances. You could meet the love of your life at work and live happily ever after. But the concerns voiced already in this thread about office affairs, fraternization and the like, are all valid.
Morality is Very subjective, As an individual you decide what is Moral. This is why we have laws to...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
Ah, would that life was so simple. First, as @Ringo6 said, I think you meant to say morality is Subjective. =] "Perfect morals" is an oversimplification. I think Ringo stated it quite well.
The world stood still anyone seen?
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
As @cmadler said, if you are referring to The Day the Earth Stood Still, I have seen both the original and the remake. The original is better in terms of substance, the remake, obviously, has superior effects. I love Keanu Reeves, but I hate how many of today's stories revolve around Human destruction of the earth. In the original film, the plot centers on Human survival in the sense that we are viewed as warring clans and the alien visitor sees evidence of this from the get-go in the fearful and violent initial reaction by US soldiers. Definitely not an eco-geek film, like the remake.
I'm currently using Hulu to catch up on some shows. I'm really enjoying 13 Monkeys. What do you ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
I'm enjoying Westworld on HBO right now. I don't pay for TV service (outside of HBO) through my ISP, but I do subscribe to Netflix. Here are some shows I've watched on both networks: Game of Thrones Breaking Bad (liked it so much I'm watching it a second time) Sons of Anarchy Daredevil (Marvel) Jessica Jones (Marvel) Luke Cage (Marvel) Iron Fist (Marvel) Turn - I started watching this, but my interest has waned in the second season The Punisher (Marvel) Defenders (Marvel mash up of DD, JJ, LC and IF above) Marvel's Agents of Shield (I watched this when I was paying for cable and could view ABC) Some comments on the Marvel shows. They are pretty good, for all being based on comic books. I love the tie-ins of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. The Punisher is also connected. I also dig that Agents of Shield meshed with the films to an extent. In that same vein, I love what Disney/Marvel has done with the Marvel Universe and how the storylines all interconnect. Yes, yes, I know, it's marketing, but it WORKS! LOL! It also makes for some kick-ass storytelling. For me, it's the perfect blend of character development, action, effects, and the fantastical world of super heroes. Nobody does it like Marvel. DC is failing miserably.
Do you find it offensive when theist think without a belief in god/gods, it’s impossible to have ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
Not offended, no. However, it does bother me that, Christians especially (or maybe I think primarily of them since they are so influential and there are so many of them in the US), feel they own the moral high ground. I believe there is a small fraction of Christians who truly believe and who honestly try to live a "godly" life, following the commandments, etc. That said, I believe the majority of them are complete hypocrites. The spew their "morality" and then break all their own rules. The reality is that everyone has morals. Everyone has their own moral standard. There are bad people in the world with "bad" morals, who don't respect the general, common-sense behaviors of society, many of which are enshrined in law (murder, theft, assault are all illegal except in self-defense). Christians and Atheists exist across the spectrum of morality (good & bad). I feel that the percentage of actual "good" Atheists might be higher because Atheists at least give thought to what they are doing. Many religious people are kept in check by their fear of divine punishment. Morality is a subjective thing and the religious do not have a monopoly on "good morals."
Ok, be sensitive because I am talking about someone I love very much. My mother is dying and I am ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
I have lost both parents to different forms of cancer. Losing my mom was especially hard and not something I will ever get over, nor do I want to. All we can do is cherish their memory and keep it alive. Very sorry for your loss. You have friends here
Hey folks, this is my latest painting. Painted in oil on canvas. I went to my local dog park with ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 30, 2018:
You need a just right button. I dig tropical themes. It's lovely.
Hi friends, I just got called for a job so I may be gone for a couple of weeks. I probably won't be ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
Congratulations!
This is my one and only... if I had more money I would get so many more...
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
It's lovely. =]
On average, how long do your workouts last each day?
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
Well, since my elliptical broke I have fallen off the wagon somewhat. But I try to run my routine 4X/Wk. With cardio, some floor exercises (push-ups, crunches and leg-lifts, and resistance training, it usually takes two full hours.
Ok so I found some of my old drawings. I posted earlier asking how one with no computer knowledge ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
Not quite sure what you are asking. If you're asking where to sell them, you could go multiple routes: Ebay Amazon Etsy Etsy is an artisan site where you register yourself and post any art you have for sale. Another avenue you could consider is to take a look at Redbubble.com. They will transfer your artwork to T-shirts and other keepsakes/items. It will take a little investigating on the site, but it's probably pretty painless. On Redbubble, the items sell for established prices, so you don't really get to set pricing for your art. Also, I'm not sure how much you'd get, but I imagine you would get paid based on sales volume of your artwork. With regard to pricing, I suppose I would base that on the effort you put into each piece of work, and how elaborate/detailed it is. Hope this helps.
Do you remember your dreams? Do you think that trying to understand what your dreams are trying to ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
The only time I remember any of my dreaming (and usually not much) is if I'm dreaming just prior to waking up. I think dreams are nothing more than mind noise.
10 pull ups today!!! One mini goal met! I'm on my way to getting back my Marine Corps physique! ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
You go girl!!
Trans and non-believers
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
I guess that depends on which "society construct" we're talking about. Sadly, in the US, society is dominated still by believers. They are numerous and organized and have made great inroads into government. This scares the shit out of me. This "morally conservative" or whatever you want to call it, Christian majority have great influence over societal norms and their "morals" are rather closed-minded when it comes to accepting differences.
Men and Transgender women.
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
I've never had the opportunity, but I don't think I would have any problem dating a transwoman provided there was a mental connection and a physical attraction. Same criteria I would use for anyone.
Imagine yourself walking along a path to an unknown destination. Your quest is to find the answers ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
Sorry, but you are placing the burden of proof on the side that is requiring evidence. Religious "faith" is based solely on that; faith. It requires you to accept that for which there is no proof. Nonbelievers don't believe BECAUSE there is no proof. They are not required to disprove that which cannot be proven. Any assertion by anyone of the existence of a thing carries with it the burden of proof. Not the other way around. For this reason, I believe your example/analogy above is flawed.
My wife has decided that we should live apart, and begin divorce proceedings. The problem? We can't ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 29, 2018:
Well, that sucks! I've dealt with this scenario twice in my life. The first time around I had to move in with my parents temporarily while I regrouped. The second time, I was in much better shape, financially. I'm not wealthy, and I had to drain much of my retirement to establish my own household, but it's done. I don't know the specifics of your situation beyond what you described, but if that is an option for one of you (to move in with parents), it could work. But you mentioned that without her income, you can't afford to maintain the home you're in. If there are no children involved, that simplifies things greatly. You may have to entertain less appealing options, like becoming a sub-renter and getting a room in a house. These types of rental arrangements can be found on Craiglist and possibly on larger real estate sites like Zillow.com (but I think they focus on the whole unit, and not sub-leasing/renting). I'm sorry you're in this situation and hope this is helpful in some way.
Achoo! Achoo! Aaaaachhhoo!!!
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
Nothing. I do it all the time at work.
YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS. The cops came back to recheck the VIN number because the people who got ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
Sheesh. Are these the Keystone Kops you're dealing with here? LOL!
I'm a thinkin' seriously about a weekend trip to Asheville in June on my birthday. I really like it ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
That's a lovely view of the parking lot. =P Here's a better one...(same theme, different drink)
No words...
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
Hmm, well, we've got her full name and location now. LOL! She's nothing but an ignorant moron.
HOLY FUCK THIS JUST HAPPENED TO ME (NO LIE): OMFG. You are NOT going to believe this. So I'm ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
I tell ya, the things a girl will do to get a date with a cop. LOL!
Speechless.
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
I concur.
If you had to choose between keeping 30 grand or bailing a loved one out of prison with the money, ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
In the spirit in which I believe your question was posed, I would not hesitate to bail out my loved one. I wouldn't even think about it.
Does anyone else keep this site open and listen for the notification ding or is that just me? ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
It's just you. LOL!
I have been meaning ask a question to all of you, but I am really busy reading and responding as ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 28, 2018:
1965 Buick Special. Had a fairly uncommon 300 V8.
Would you have a sign hung up like this to keep missionaries away?
IAMGROOT comments on May 27, 2018:
I wouldn't post that, but definitely would post something to the effect of no religious solicitation.
Messaging people to tell them you checked out their profile: creepy or good etiquette?
IAMGROOT comments on May 27, 2018:
Just plain dumb. They already know you peeped them.
I am feeling euphorically happy about today, and I'm all about spreading positivity and ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 27, 2018:
How can anyone NOT like this. =]
A little deep and profound but something to think about because so many people do base their lives ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 27, 2018:
NOBODY puts Baby in the corner!
>How will you vote?
IAMGROOT comments on May 26, 2018:
I'll vote Libertarian wherever possible.
I have a theory. I've read lots of philosophy. I know there's a debate about whether or not human ...
IAMGROOT comments on May 26, 2018:
In our somewhat upside-down world, justice has become rather subjective, and not everything many people believe are injustices, actually are.

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