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by MediumTex
Tue May 31, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why it's important to keep your katana on you at all times
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Why it's important to keep your katana on you at all times

Like in most athletic activities, I think that people misunderstand the mental element of fighting because most people fight so rarely. Police officers train with their sidearms constantly, and yet still seem to fire dozens of rounds with most of them missing their target when they use them in real ...
by MediumTex
Tue May 31, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: NEW FORUM HOST
Replies: 79
Views: 14161

Re: NEW FORUM HOST

I'm so happy the forum is back up. I felt like Arvixe was just messing with me toward the end. Nothing against Indian tech people in theory, but the ones I dealt with were remarkably incompetent. I'm imagining what some of those folks might be like if they were brain surgeons: "So, thank you for vis...
by MediumTex
Tue May 31, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Documentaries Worth Watching
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Documentaries Worth Watching

If you don't have HBO it's worth subscribing for a month for $15 just for their documentaries. I would start with the one about Snowden, then the one about Scientology, then the one about the Mexican border fence/wall. There are probably 10 more that are also worth watching. Away from HBO, watch the...
by MediumTex
Tue May 31, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: NEW FORUM HOST
Replies: 79
Views: 14161

Re: NEW FORUM HOST

Thanks a lot Craig.

Dealing with Arvixe just about drove me crazy.

I would open a ticket with them, they would do nothing, and then I would be asked to complete a survey about whether the issue had been resolved.
by MediumTex
Sat May 14, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hooray! Forum is back up!
Replies: 62
Views: 11570

Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

I set up a blog to provide forum updates if we go down again.

It's kind of stupid to need backup like this, but whatever.

If the website is down, please check here for updates: http://gyroscopicinvesting.blogspot.com/
by MediumTex
Sat May 14, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hooray! Forum is back up!
Replies: 62
Views: 11570

Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Thanks for hanging in there with all of these technical problems.

I'm working on getting a more reliable setup in place.  Anyone with expertise who would like to assist?

Thanks!
by MediumTex
Sat May 07, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hooray! Forum is back up!
Replies: 62
Views: 11570

Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

arvixe, is horrible ... we switched our website off it a month ago. We've all been trying to get MT and craigr (or whoever the owners are now) to switch to a better host for years;  don't hold your breath. I would be the one to make the change and I'm not opposed to it at all. Can someone provide s...
by MediumTex
Sat May 07, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hooray! Forum is back up!
Replies: 62
Views: 11570

Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Sorry folks.

Arvixe put us on a new server and broke everything.

Thanks for hanging in there.
by MediumTex
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4385
Views: 549790

Re: Figuring Out Religion

On a serious note, wouldn't that double-dipping suggestion imply a lack of trust in God's Word?  Sounds like yet one more trip back to Genesis 3, original sin, and placing man's reason ahead of God's Word ...........  ;) ... M No, not at all. Just belt and suspenders in the event that the Will of G...
by MediumTex
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where did you go to School?
Replies: 102
Views: 17115

Re: Where did you go to School?

Southern Methodist University, BA, Political Science, 1992 University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1999 On the path to my bachelors, I also attended Mountainview Community College, Cedar Valley Community College, Dallas Baptist University, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North...
by MediumTex
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4385
Views: 549790

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Like I said, you would have to ask an "evangelical" your question.  Your impression is not consistent with Lutheran doctrine.  I would say that I am born again however - it happened in my baptism as an infant which was totally God's work and zero of mine.  It was then I received the gift of the Hol...
by MediumTex
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Corporations and Political Speech
Replies: 98
Views: 11630

Re: Corporations and Political Speech

Since I learned about corporate personhood, I have taken to calling the chattel in my brokerage account "my immortal slaves." I often feel like you are communicating with us from another dimension. Are there any portals you could tell us about? The sentence above is like one of those Japanese paint...