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  1. QUOTE (ilikemyusername @ Feb 21 2009, 03:58 PM) good to see you back jamesh2, i thought you were gone for good when you got jumped by some forum members a while back. then i recall speaking up in your defense and i was attacked too. that vendor is now banned and i think all of those members are gone now too, good to see you back man. the forum is peaceful again, aside for that, same ol same ol lol yeah, good to see you too ilikemyusername. believe it or not my absence had little to do with that. i picked up two jobs, while trying to finish school (got my associates (need to get my bs)) i got laid off recently though (sad) and picked up hookah again yeah i noticed a lot of new names, which is nice hope things have been good for you too glad to be back
  2. Anything else good i should be on the lookout for?
  3. i see romman and fusion have changed looks, same old shisha? whats all this talk of the new scally herbal shisha? where can i get it fantasia went up in price? exotic al amir washed tangiers? whats new that i should try, everything is so different and im so scared of change
  4. Does The Internet Make You Dumb?

    i think im with jd if we only had one thread per post, we would run out of things to talk about pretty quick.
  5. QUOTE (seefoodlover @ Apr 30 2008, 03:34 PM) That should take care of the problem. Video uses alot more bandwidth than text. depends i havnt been here in a while but most places that host video are like youtube, and link to that site that would be youtubes bandwith not yours
  6. Ben Stein Movie

    QUOTE (r1v3th3ad @ Apr 25 2008, 09:44 PM) QUOTE (jamesh2 @ Apr 25 2008, 11:09 PM) QUOTE (r1v3th3ad @ Apr 25 2008, 12:39 PM) hey guys, I'm handing the keyboard over to my gf on this...I have no idea what she is about to say, but here she goes: I know most of this argument is none of my business. I don't know any of you. But I thought perhaps you would like the opinion of someone who is a devout Christian, and has been their entire lives. My faith has never been in question. There are many arguments to disprove the idea that God created earth, and all who inhabit it. I've been faced with them on a regular basis. You can't live in a world like ours, with science, facts, proofs and disproofs without facing these arguments. I'm not gonna preach to you, it's not my place to do so. However, I will say that there are many, many, many Christians in professional positions. Scientists, teachers, government officials, etc. These people's faith stands strong in the face of adveserial forces. However, the fact of the matter is, you can't prove or disprove the existence of God, and any Christian who tells you they can, needs to read their Bible one more time. It's the entire basis of Christianity that our belief is faith. Nothing more, nothing less. If there were evidence to prove beyond a shadow of doubt, we would no longer have faith, we would have proof. Back to the movie, the fact is, you can hate it, love it, or not really care, but we as Americans have a right to say what we think, and what we believe. Or so we are told by our oh so loyal government. (That's sarcasm, in case you can't tell). We are not allowed to express our beliefs without being censored. Wether it be by government, employees, or just society in general. With all of the problems this nation faces, that we as people face, would it kill us to be able to speak about God?? I mean, Really? We are allowed to make films showing some very, very vulgar things. We ignore occcurences of human cruelty and brutality on a daily basis. We are allowed to speak our minds about money, sexuality, abuse of our women and children... the list goes on and on. But the first time someone says God, or anything related to our faiths, we become sterotyped as religious nuts, and are accused of infringing on the rights of those of different faiths, or without faith at all. We are not allowed to state our beliefs or express them in schools, or public places without severe repurcussions. So, my main point is this. We can say what we believe and what we feel as Christians, Jews, Muslims, or any other faith that we may have. We have the right as individuals, as Americans, and as people. Disagree all you like, but do not treat us differently just because we are different than you. No one has the right answer, no one knows the truths of the universe, but we all have a right to have our theories and beliefs. And even if this movie is a little biased, and maybe not perfect in its ideas, we have a right to make it, we have a right to watch it. There were many movie theaters who refused to play this film, at the risk of offending people. Why? We can flip the bird to people, we can cuss and swear all we all like at people because we have freedom of speech, but we cannot question authority? We can't question science? We can't question the goverment and education systems? Yes, we can. And I for one will every chance I get, and so should you. [DISCLAIMER] I would like to state, none of these beliefs are r1v3th3ad's. They are solely mine. I had no intention of offending anyone, or stepping on any toes, I just thought perhaps I could add to this discussion in a way that might encourage some of you to think outside the box. I have no qualms about anyone disagreeing with me, or labeling me, or thinking poorly of me because of it. But this had nothing to do with him, so please remember that as you continue to post and reply. ok im sorry but i feel that in a country that only about 14 percent of the country doesnt consider its self affiliated with a religious organization, its hard to see Christians as the minority. God is placed in front of my face every day, be it on the cash i spend at the gas station, the baseball game i go to, or apparently Florida where they are considering religious license plates. you live in a society that walks around on egg shells for your religion so that you feel as though it is the predominate faith (which it is). im a firm believer that god should play no part in the running of this country, those of you that tell me that "this country was founded on religion" are not getting what it was about. we came here for the freedom to worship the god of our choice, not the god that was shoved in our face by the king. i feel sorry for the kids of eastern religions in schools now that have to sit there and feel as though they are an outsider in a country that hardly recognizes their religion. so please i respect your opinion, but christians are hardly the outsider. not when almost every member of congress, every president we have ever had, and people on the supreme court are those that share your opinions. evolution and religion are hardly two separate arguments, in fact the two often can coexist. i hate to borrow a line from south park but... cant it be the answer to how and not why? i wrestle with my own religious beliefs quite often, but find my self thinking one thing consistently. if evolution is real, it makes me feel more apt to believe in a god. the chances of that happening are astonishing. our body is perfectly symmetrical, the way the planets lie in the solar system, all these things are beautiful and astonishing, but had to have a movement. nobody says be stein cant make a movie, but it should be based on facts. he pulls the wool over the public with bogus speeches and false stories of workers being given a pink slip over something that many of their coworkers believe also, just in a different way. why does mr stein make up bogus stories? why did he int the middle of a tanking carreer decide to make a movie with such comical quips and lies.... the almighty dollar. in god we trust indeed. once again, letting my girlfriend respond, since this is her conversation, not mine...besides...I'm tipsy here she is: I respect your opinion, and am increadibly greatful you chose to state your response logically and politely. I do agree with a lot of what you said. Christians are probably not a minority.... I don't know that statistic for sure. However, I will say that there are far more hypocrites than true Christians. There are many people in legistature that claim to be Christians, but they do so that they look better. They want to be percieved as having morals and standards. And the same goes for society, they are far too many "Christians" who claim to follow the way of Christ and if you see their lifestyle, it completely contradicts Christian beliefs. There is a song by a one of my favorite bands that says in the beginning "The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle." This sums up what I'm saying perfectly. My argument was not so much that Christians are a minority, as much as it was that we, as a society, accept vulgarity as regualarity of life, and dont blink an eye, but that a little talk about God seems to cause such an uproar. And I'm not saying this is running rampant, but it is an issue. To further my point, I just heard on the radio today of a Christian rapper called KJ52, who wrote a song in response to Eminem's "Stan", and was humilated all over mtv and vh1. He was merely trying to stay that Eminem's music is not a positive infulence to the young children who listen to it, and that he (KJ52) would be praying that Eminem could find peace with demons of his past, and try to help those in similar situtations, instead of influence them in a negative manner. Feel free to look up the song, it's called "Dear Slim". However, the radio Dj and this rapper (KJ52) were having this big discussion about how mtv and vh1 said some extremely hurtful things all over their networks.. and for what?? Because this rapper said he was praying for Eminem? When did praying for someone become such a big taboo?? While I agree with most of what you said, the evidence that supports my idea is there. Perhaps not overwhelming, but it is there. There are many people who claim to be Christians, and taint the good name that we have. But you have that with any religion, or any group for that matter. We, as humans, like to categorize people and make them fit into are little boxes that we have defined. And when someone questions anything, they step outside that well-defined box. And in turn we place them into a new box, as a religious nut, a crazy person, a political nut job.. whatever. My only point to arguing about this movie was that we are individuals, all of us, and we should be aloud to think outside the box, believe outside the box, and live outside the box that society so often likes to pigeonhold us with. [DISCLAIMER]: Yet again, I wish to state these are not the opinions of r1v3th3ad. These are solely mine. It is not my intention to offend anyone, merely to state my opinions and repsonses to yours. If you want to know he feels on the subject, you will have to take that up with him. i think i agree 90% with you (not Christian either).i agree there are real Christians out there who chose to read parts of the bible like the sermon on the mountain, (talking about judgment etc) and there are those who chose to acknowledge the old testament mainly to make their points (which is usually supported by imo a lot of hate and bigotry instead of the let he without sin cast the first stone mentality). I have much respect for true Christians, and have absolutely nothing against religion in general, in fact, to run a society i feel it necessary for there to be some sort of religion in at least some of the people. i feel that religion is a great backdrop for those who have nowhere else to turn, i don't want to say as a crutch, but to be honest, some people need it (i.e. AA includes religion in their 12 step program). i feel all these things can be a wonder contribution to society. i think we differ on two viewpoints i feel atheists are persecuted more than Christians, and feel that in general, the tolerance of religion has increased over the years. for example, the pledge of allegiance didn't include the word god intil the 1950s). I also feel that were granting more exposure to it than ever, and evangelicals play a HUGE role in politics. the president even has evangelicals who he goes to to get advice from. and if you remember Ted Haggard (hippo-Christian who turned out to be gay and on meth etc etc everyone went into panic mode, right before the 06 elections), he was a major contribution and adviser to politicians.
  7. Linux

    CentOS FTW!
  8. Ben Stein Movie

    QUOTE (r1v3th3ad @ Apr 25 2008, 12:39 PM) hey guys, I'm handing the keyboard over to my gf on this...I have no idea what she is about to say, but here she goes: I know most of this argument is none of my business. I don't know any of you. But I thought perhaps you would like the opinion of someone who is a devout Christian, and has been their entire lives. My faith has never been in question. There are many arguments to disprove the idea that God created earth, and all who inhabit it. I've been faced with them on a regular basis. You can't live in a world like ours, with science, facts, proofs and disproofs without facing these arguments. I'm not gonna preach to you, it's not my place to do so. However, I will say that there are many, many, many Christians in professional positions. Scientists, teachers, government officials, etc. These people's faith stands strong in the face of adveserial forces. However, the fact of the matter is, you can't prove or disprove the existence of God, and any Christian who tells you they can, needs to read their Bible one more time. It's the entire basis of Christianity that our belief is faith. Nothing more, nothing less. If there were evidence to prove beyond a shadow of doubt, we would no longer have faith, we would have proof. Back to the movie, the fact is, you can hate it, love it, or not really care, but we as Americans have a right to say what we think, and what we believe. Or so we are told by our oh so loyal government. (That's sarcasm, in case you can't tell). We are not allowed to express our beliefs without being censored. Wether it be by government, employees, or just society in general. With all of the problems this nation faces, that we as people face, would it kill us to be able to speak about God?? I mean, Really? We are allowed to make films showing some very, very vulgar things. We ignore occcurences of human cruelty and brutality on a daily basis. We are allowed to speak our minds about money, sexuality, abuse of our women and children... the list goes on and on. But the first time someone says God, or anything related to our faiths, we become sterotyped as religious nuts, and are accused of infringing on the rights of those of different faiths, or without faith at all. We are not allowed to state our beliefs or express them in schools, or public places without severe repurcussions. So, my main point is this. We can say what we believe and what we feel as Christians, Jews, Muslims, or any other faith that we may have. We have the right as individuals, as Americans, and as people. Disagree all you like, but do not treat us differently just because we are different than you. No one has the right answer, no one knows the truths of the universe, but we all have a right to have our theories and beliefs. And even if this movie is a little biased, and maybe not perfect in its ideas, we have a right to make it, we have a right to watch it. There were many movie theaters who refused to play this film, at the risk of offending people. Why? We can flip the bird to people, we can cuss and swear all we all like at people because we have freedom of speech, but we cannot question authority? We can't question science? We can't question the goverment and education systems? Yes, we can. And I for one will every chance I get, and so should you. [DISCLAIMER] I would like to state, none of these beliefs are r1v3th3ad's. They are solely mine. I had no intention of offending anyone, or stepping on any toes, I just thought perhaps I could add to this discussion in a way that might encourage some of you to think outside the box. I have no qualms about anyone disagreeing with me, or labeling me, or thinking poorly of me because of it. But this had nothing to do with him, so please remember that as you continue to post and reply. ok im sorry but i feel that in a country that only about 14 percent of the country doesnt consider its self affiliated with a religious organization, its hard to see Christians as the minority. God is placed in front of my face every day, be it on the cash i spend at the gas station, the baseball game i go to, or apparently Florida where they are considering religious license plates. you live in a society that walks around on egg shells for your religion so that you feel as though it is the predominate faith (which it is). im a firm believer that god should play no part in the running of this country, those of you that tell me that "this country was founded on religion" are not getting what it was about. we came here for the freedom to worship the god of our choice, not the god that was shoved in our face by the king. i feel sorry for the kids of eastern religions in schools now that have to sit there and feel as though they are an outsider in a country that hardly recognizes their religion. so please i respect your opinion, but christians are hardly the outsider. not when almost every member of congress, every president we have ever had, and people on the supreme court are those that share your opinions. evolution and religion are hardly two separate arguments, in fact the two often can coexist. i hate to borrow a line from south park but... cant it be the answer to how and not why? i wrestle with my own religious beliefs quite often, but find my self thinking one thing consistently. if evolution is real, it makes me feel more apt to believe in a god. the chances of that happening are astonishing. our body is perfectly symmetrical, the way the planets lie in the solar system, all these things are beautiful and astonishing, but had to have a movement. nobody says be stein cant make a movie, but it should be based on facts. he pulls the wool over the public with bogus speeches and false stories of workers being given a pink slip over something that many of their coworkers believe also, just in a different way. why does mr stein make up bogus stories? why did he int the middle of a tanking carreer decide to make a movie with such comical quips and lies.... the almighty dollar. in god we trust indeed.
  9. American Drinking Songs?

    ok im not saying i like any of this, but when im drunk i find anything skinnard (mainly freebird and simple kind of man) meatloaf - paradise by the dashboard im noticing before he cheats being played at every damn bar i go to around here, i hate that fucking song etc
  10. Ben Stein Movie

    this movie is a joke the people that were being interviewed were lied to about what the documentary was for there are many problems with copyright infringement that are coming out about this film the guy that claims he lost his job appears to be a lie, the company doesnt even have any record of him losing his job because of it speaches were staged ah hell go read it for your self on the sciam website http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=six-th...know&sc=rss the problem i have with this film is that its no different thanm michael moore politics. watching sombodys opinion unfold isnt a documentary, its propaganda.
  11. Hookah And Golf?

    QUOTE (Zyram @ Apr 21 2008, 08:57 AM) My Grandfather built and owns a Golf Course, I'll go out there with my Hookah some time this summer and see if they kick me off, cause it's free for me to play there . I'll also see how many dirty looks or wondering glances I get. Classes are out in a couple of weeks and then I'll try it. -Z sweet, the price is right im just stoked its that time again ahhhhhh
  12. anyone ever take their hookah golfing? i want to but the golf courses around here are a bunch of stigglers, i could see getting kicked off of the course (and that shit isnt cheap)
  13. He He I Got It

    looks great canon, i hope it works well for you. i have had my eye on this baby for quite some time. please submit a review, for those of us who have had our jaws open at this hookah wonder for quite some time
  14. they have great prices on this stuff, anyone buy it? is it really going to go bad quick or is that a cya kind of thing, i mean as log as it store it right it should be great, right?
  15. QUOTE (shesha1 @ Apr 7 2008, 10:41 AM) Street cred? My man I was smoking before there was a hookah bar on every corner. My friend use d to fly to Saudi just to pick up tobacco and the above mentioned charcoal. The charcoal we used at the time was called Familly Train. Very similar to Golden Canary. My point is my cred should lie within the fact that I posted to help you not to make outlandish statements. I am not some one who just started today. I have smoked tobacco from all around the world, and have used every charcoal out there. i wouldnt get offended, the post just came off a bit awkward. by the title alone, i thought i was entering a thread on the dangers of smoking and all that jazz. welcome to the forum,