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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2010 :  21:30:59  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
It's the start of 2010! What's your #1 resolution?

Choices:
Lose weight and/or exercise more
Quit smoking
Pay off debts
Travel more
Spend more/less time with family
Be more green
Join a face-to-face skeptical group
Do more volunteering
Stop making resolutions
End my SIWOTI Syndrome
Other

(Anonymous Vote)

AnthroGeek
New Member

USA
38 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2010 :  23:36:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send AnthroGeek a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Other" all the way. I have just a short list of around 20 books I have yet to read and I blew my whole winter break that was suppose to be spent at least reading a few of them.

Then there is that whole learning a language thing I have to work on as well.

A series of fun one-liners about various pseudoscientific claims and, even better, a concise description of the scientific method - Ken Feder on Skeptic Friends Network from "Frauds, Myths and Mysteries"
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bngbuck
SFN Addict

USA
2437 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  01:29:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The noblest resolve that any person can have is to aspire to the continuous attainment of wisdom. Intelligence, knowledge, ability and talent are all vacuous without the wisdom as to how to utilize them.
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  04:03:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What's a "SIWOTI Syndrome"?

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  07:50:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What's a "SIWOTI Syndrome"?
The Urban Dictionary's take:
Acronym for "someone is wrong on the internet." Describes the compulsion to post rebuttals to online nonsense, in the vain hope that it will somehow set the record straight.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  08:45:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Other:

I have resolved to never again obstruct the flow of the Mississippi River. I have also resolved to quit lying by implication, but that one can wait for a while.....

I further resolve to get my spectacles fixed and read something other than hack & stab psuedo-mysteries, and Harry Potter.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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the_ignored
SFN Addict

2558 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  12:07:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What's a "SIWOTI Syndrome"?
The Urban Dictionary's take:
Acronym for "someone is wrong on the internet." Describes the compulsion to post rebuttals to online nonsense, in the vain hope that it will somehow set the record straight.



Good thing I don't suffer from that.


>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  13:08:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time." - James Agate

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  16:43:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What's a "SIWOTI Syndrome"?
XKCD may have explained it best:


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  17:13:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by the_ignored

Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

What's a "SIWOTI Syndrome"?
The Urban Dictionary's take:
Acronym for "someone is wrong on the internet." Describes the compulsion to post rebuttals to online nonsense, in the vain hope that it will somehow set the record straight.



Good thing I don't suffer from that.



Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2010 :  10:21:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm trying to lose weight/get in shape. The LA marathon is in March-- and while I have no intention of running a marathon, their 5k is the day before and I'd like to break 20 minutes for that. This will mean more running and less bacon, but I'm going to give it a shot.
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On fire for Christ
SFN Regular

Saudi Arabia
1266 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2010 :  11:03:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
my resolution is to enjoy life more.

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TheMadDeviant
New Member

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2010 :  11:59:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send TheMadDeviant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My resolution...to stop making excuses. Drink more. Clean up the house. :-P
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sailingsoul
SFN Addict

2830 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2010 :  15:03:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My resolution is not to be as bothered by people who believe in woo. Especially the religious ones. SS

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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moakley
SFN Regular

USA
1888 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2010 :  11:39:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

my resolution is to enjoy life more.
I'll buy that. I did pick other because there are parts of two that I would like to achieve. Lose a few pounds and joining a face to face skeptic group would be good. But typically I don't bother making resolutions. So that would be three.

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
1461 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2010 :  11:41:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My resolution: Stop drinking so much alcohol. So far so good, as I haven't had a drink since last year! (okay, it has been only a week). It's amazing how much better I feel when I don't drink a pitcher or more of beer in the evening; whodathunk!?
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