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by FrancisDeSales
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

Fine! I'll take you at your word, and I apologize for misunderstanding your sincerity.
Apology accepted. My kid sister used to use "Fine!" all the time. I assume you meant it some other way.
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

And, for any who still doubt the sincerity of my apology posted oh so long ago, I will offer this: I am a catholic, even though a bad one. If I were offering a sarcastic apology, it would not include the most damning line a prayer from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Confiteor. From now on, ever...
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

Will,

You very nearly cost me a pair of underpants!!! I'll still be laughing days from now!!!

And everyone, please know that the above is absolutely sincere. I really am laughing. My sides hurt, in fact, from the exertion of it.

Franklin in Atlanta
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

that apology drips with sarcasm. I didn't really take it seriously. Sorry, Joe, but that apology was intended as absolutely sincere. It says something about Big Ren that he recognised that I was being sincere, and accepted my apology like a man. As for honkerdonker's calls that you be banned. I dis...
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

Oh, AND I rip those little tags off of every mattress and pillow I can find, as well as strowing raw rice wherever birds congregate, just to watch them splatter.
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

Joe, I am not the one who first posited that the general public was weak minded. I was responding to a comment made by another. But since you only want to read what you want to read, further discourse is futile. Sure, I'm a gillette plant. I'm a Harvard Grad. I'm a godless communist. I head the supe...
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

That's a hoot, considering that Brett and I have long since privately come to an agreement that we both were too hotheaded in our correspondence with one another, with apologies both ways. It is never good to assume that what you've seen publically is all there is. Even worse when you cherrypick you...
by FrancisDeSales
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

Don't laugh too hard, Ren. :wink: I've made a few cilice and discipuli for friends in The Work. I'm Cielini myself, but I do have immense respect for St. Josemaria's boys and girls. Which is why I can't help but laugh when a "right-wing" catholic makes a basic point about morality and some appear to...
by FrancisDeSales
Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

No need to be so apologetic.
Agree to disagree? I was wrong, and wronged others. I think the need is great and real.
by FrancisDeSales
Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

It has since become the prefered cartridge razor of tens of millions worldwide. Everyone who uses a Mach 3 does so by choice and not by necessity, since various other shavers have always been available. Some people will conclude that the Fusion is their prefered razor and will be happy to pay what ...
by FrancisDeSales
Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

Even if I did have a learning disability, I still wouldn’t need you to protect me from the big bad corporations. First, my comment regarding learning disability wasn't intended as an insult, but a recognition that many people do, indeed, have debilitating disorders in that vein. I apologise deeply,...
by FrancisDeSales
Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

I have studdied a bit of Smith, read a bit of Rand, and mulled over a bit of Marx. I wouldn't mind discussing this a bit more, but this really isn't the place. Was both an objectivist and a vanilla libertarian in my younger days, so I too am familiar with all three. When you also read some Leo XIII...
by FrancisDeSales
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

First, I just finished saying that corporations, being legal fictions, cannot be moral actors, and therefore they cannot be evil. Or good for that matter. So spare me the pontificating if you can't even bother to follow what I have written. If you have some sort of learning disability, I'll try to e...
by FrancisDeSales
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

But think how much merit there is in teaching the foolish to defend themselves from the predatory! Probably more than can be comprehended!!! As a consumer you have the power! Most people are not mentally handicapped or demented. Capitalism assumes that consumers actively seek out and choose superio...
by FrancisDeSales
Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

So every dime I can squeeze from the mentally handicapped and the demented is mine by right, because its their own fault for being weak? The question isn't who's more foolish, it's who does more evil. There's little harm in being foolish, until the man who isn't exploits that foolishness. And that's...
by FrancisDeSales
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: What I don't understand
Replies: 83
Views: 14253

Can I just express suprise that, with all the talk of "capturing shelf space" and "oneupmanship" and "money makes the world go round" (all of which essentially boils down to exploiting one's fellow human beings in a most egregious fashion) that no one, not one single soul, has suggested that perhaps...
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: any recommendations for a good, steamproof shaving mirror?
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Denatured Alcohol.

Apply to a damp cloth, cover entire mirror, allow to dry. Repeat weekly or as needed.
by FrancisDeSales
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Straight Razor Shaving Guide
Replies: 54
Views: 77909

Excellent work, Dr. Moss. Thank you very much for your time and effort. I will be taking another go at the cutthroat tonight. (Not a morning person here.) But... (You knew that was coming, right?) In the picture showing the types of blade points, your arrows obscure the shape of the points. Also, tr...
by FrancisDeSales
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-shave oil: yay or nay? Also, some newbie questions.
Replies: 64
Views: 14681

Just remember...this is just shaving. We are not saving lives, finding the cure for cancer or creating world peace.
I want that stitched on a sampler!!!
by FrancisDeSales
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Unto the sons
Replies: 51
Views: 8699

My advice, received from my own dear old Dad... "Son, any suggestion which is prefaced by the words, 'Now, you and I are men of the world,' is to be rejected at once and without discussion. People who want you to do something honest or courteous or kind don't have to butter you up first by suggestin...