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Casey last won the day on October 27 2013

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
  1. Somewhere down South in the US a surly local yokel raised pigs on a block of land he had, or so runs one gruesome tale I've come across. He'd enter one of these animals in the County Fair and inevitably win the show. He was asked by envious neighbours what he fed his pigs. "Ah feed 'em beans ... 'ooman be-uns!" They all thought he was joking. Turned out he wasn't. Casey
  2. Barbed Wire Telephone Lines

    To clarify, suppose that I was U Party on a line and you were the above G Party. If I heard my phone ring "Short Short Long," I knew that call was for me. If I wanted to call you, I would first lift my handset and, if after I'd listened for a decent interval to ensure no one was talking to anyone else, and no one was, I'd crank my phone's handle "Long Long Short," and you'd know that was for you because that's the Morse code for "G." Casey
  3. Barbed Wire Telephone Lines

    Much the same happened in Australia. They didn't use barbed wire here, they used telephone poles and plain wire. The wire the GPO (Post Office) used was either Don 8 or Don 10, or both. The military used the same wire when they laid military phone networks. Mostly party lines were used which connected to an exchange which connected you to a number when you had identified yourself to it. Alternatively you could use the handle on your phone to send the Morse code down the line to get another party on the line. There's a story of a religious exchange operator who had some lively exchanges with one of her party line members. He was G party and whenever he'd contact the exchange he'd announce himself as "G party, G for Jesus!" at which she would invariably blow up, but no one knew whether she did so more because of the insult to her Saviour or at the fellow's ignorance of the phonetic alphabet. Casey
  4. Jesus Did It!

    Right on! Xtians don't like RPGs which involve "Magic," but if, as with some games, the "magic" involves a knowledge of Infantry Minor Tactics, along with the deployment of rifles and automatic weapons, apparently that's "White Man's Magic," thus perfectly legal! Bloody hypocrites! Casey
  5. Dunno about the rest of yez but here it is well into the 24th September and I'm still here! Unless o'course I am now posting from a parallel universe! Casey
  6. The Christian Old Testament is little better: Jesus told His hearers this: “It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.” (Matthew 5:31,32) Is this not clear enough? Obviously not, according to some who teach otherwise! So, let the text explain itself… Verse 31 refers to the Jewish law, that said a man may divorce his wife simply by handing her a letter containing the decree of divorce. By the time of Jesus this was a well-established custom, but it was very much misused, and wives were cast aside with little or no justification. In some cases, the man needed only to say out loud three times: “I divorce thee”, and that was that! Terms such as shalle’ah, garish, and hozi’, were used. Much of this is based on the idea of whatever pleases the husband. The ‘Bill of Divorcement’, sefer keritut, was handed by the husband to the wife and he could then order her out of the house. Other wording thought to have been used orally was “you are not my wife”. She was then given half a mina of silver before she left. It is also thought that keritut involved the husband cutting a corner off his wife’s garment, as a symbol of cutting the marriage bond. (Emphasis mine) From: Casey
  7. Yesterday I received, by snail mail an envelope containing a survey question "Should Same Sex Couples be allowed to marry?" YES NO in two small squares, instructions as to how to reply to the same, plus a postage free envelope in which to return the same to our Bureau of Statistics. I've always believed, since abandoning Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular, that the way any couple, homo or hetero, practises their sexuality is none of my business, unless it involves children, animals or those of insufficient mental capacity to choose. The only other objection I'd have is if they proposed to do it out in the street where it might frighten the horses. Anyway I filled in the form as a YES, and posted it off. This afternoon, as I was returning from a long road trip into deepest darkest New South Wales the news came on, and the aforesaid Catholic Church was reported as having advised their adherents to: "Not allow themselves to be swayed by certain viewpoints, but to make up their own minds on the matter and vote accordingly." Nice black pearl of hypocrisy from an organization devoted to saving underage boys and girls ... not from themselves, but for later, for THEM. Priests and other paedophiles that is. Casey
  8. Would they believe this interpretation from the scholar Robert Graves: 666 in Roman numerals is DCLXVI, which Graves then expands by notarikon into "Domitius Caesar Legatos Xti Violenter Interfecit." That is, "Domitius Caesar (the Emperor Domitian) violently slew the envoys of Christ."
  9. Southern Pride

    There are probably as many stories about those statues as there are about the legendary Confederate Gold which disappeared at the end of the War. Wonder what happened to that? It's a sight more interesting and it'd be worth a lot more!
  10. That's the name a certain Cardinal George Pell gave it, anyway, 'Special issues.' Bastard! Casey
  11. A slight amendment of a well known line from Giovanni Boccaccio: "They gave the name of 'procuration' to their unconcealed simony and that of 'sustentation' to their gluttony, as though God were, like men, to be deceived by the very names of things ... and they gave the name of 'special issues' to their shameless paedophilia! Casey
  12. Pell Returns to Australia

    A personal reflection. I believe one reason the abusers got away with it as long as they did was that they had set themselves up to be, and were regarded in the same way as, the ancient Roman "Lares et Penates." These were Roman household gods kept in alcoves and niches about the house, and may be the origin of our colloquialism, "Little Tin Gods." It was believed by many ancient Roman families both under the Republic and later the Empire, that the good fortune and prosperity of their household depended on the goodwill of these beings, thus it was considered very bad form to insult or denigrate them in any way. Similarly the Catholics believed the same of their priests and members of religious orders. Misfortune could and would indeed come in the way of those who spoke against them, so there was precedent for this belief.
  13. We might have a case of Cardinal Sin on our hands. George Pell has returned to face charges of child sexual abuse dating back to 1961, and of having protected several abusive priests during the '70s and 80's. Story here: Wonder why they're not going to pay his legal bills? Could it be they know something we don't? Casey
  14. Reminds me of something Willy Sutton said when they asked him why he robbed banks. "They keep money in them, don't they?"
  15. Drinking

    On a lighter note, speaking of horses: This one has been known to knock back a steiner or two or several ... Casey