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by Skep tickle
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: 2016 Pit MVP nominations
Replies: 23
Views: 1707

Re: 2016 Pit MVP nominations

Mitral Valve Prolapse.
by Skep tickle
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Look at this cunt [.tweet]https://twitter.com/freddiedeboer/status/802515552124203008[/tweet] [.tweet]https://twitter.com/BrianCerv1/status/802517370103353344[/tweet][.tweet]https://twitter.com/freddiedeboer/status/802586219003703296[/tweet] I don't think I've run into this guy before. I can't say ...
by Skep tickle
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

yomomma wrote:
comhcinc wrote:3. Teenagers are assholes. A lot of this seems the work of teenagers who as everyone should know are assholes.
I agree that these tags are likely pranks and most likely done by teenagers, because you're right. Teenagers are shitty people. ...
#NotAllTeenagers
by Skep tickle
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Brive1987 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/tlNJWJS.jpg

Where is Skep?
Pages behind...
by Skep tickle
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Late to the party, but some thoughts on burkinis: - Regardless of other considerations: seriously, laws against the wearing of one certain specific type of clothing on beaches? - The alternative to being allowed to wear a burka or burkini on the beach, whether or not the person is a burka-wearer by ...
by Skep tickle
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Brive - condolences to you, your wife, & family on your sister-in-law's passing.
by Skep tickle
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Have been musing: just think of all the societal issues that would be solved if everyone identified as a woman. No more testing or exclusion for sports, no more gender imbalance in boardrooms, and all bathrooms & changing rooms would be unisex.
by Skep tickle
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Alice Dreger is thinking of leaving Twitter (or, is planning to leave): https://twitter.com/AliceDreger/status/766969046172635136 https://twitter.com/AliceDreger/status/767881361692696577 https://twitter.com/AliceDreger/status/766969046172635136 https://twitter.com/AliceDreger/status/767881200375562...
by Skep tickle
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

SJWs are always quick to point out that external genitalia do not determine sex (the whole gripe about amab & afab.) But in Semenya's case, ... external genitalia are sufficient to make {her} a woman, in spite of the otherwise decidedly masculine physique, deep voice, testes, & XY sex chromosomes. ...
by Skep tickle
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Above tweet on appropriation was his own reply to this:
by Skep tickle
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

by Skep tickle
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

First: the 800m race winners are not trans. Second: Kirbmarc , I think your explanation (on immediate issue & much larger context) using Haidt's model was excellent. Another article on Olympics, sex/gender, & the 800m: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/20/sports/caster-semenya-800-meters.html (mobil...
by Skep tickle
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/11/30/eitheror

Interesting article, from 2009 but relevent now. Detailed and (TW) long.
by Skep tickle
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

I used to like The Atlantic, but there's no explaining why they thought this was worth publishing: http://archive.is/34bFD Americans are too stupid to read short stories. Americans are too stupid to read long, well-researched pieces about how Americans are stupid. Americans are too stupid to care a...
by Skep tickle
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

"The Red Pill" opens in October, in NYC then LA.

Tickets for the NYC showings go on sale August 26th.

http://www.theredpillmovie.com/see.html
by Skep tickle
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Gateway to Reason 2 was to be held August 12-14, but due to low ticket sales (100 sold as of a week ago, out of 1100 available) the conference has been canceled: http://www.gatewaytoreason.com/ https://twitter.com/g2rstl/status/758423815378440192 https://twitter.com/g2rstl/status/758423815378440192
by Skep tickle
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Yes, a bill like that is crazy and what's more that may not be all of it - dunno what the itemized portion looked like but sometimes radiologist &/or ER doc's fees are billed separately from the facility (hospital) charges. com, I hope Emory's Charity Care info linked here before you went in fave yo...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/759133757156630528 https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/759133757156630528 Links to: http://heatst.com/culture-wars/progressives-cannibalize-themselves-over-wearetheleft-hashtag/ This seems to be the open letter mentioned: https://medium.com/@We_Are_The_Left/an-...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Why don't pygmy understand how to dig their own wells. It just seems that at this point in history people should at least get the "building a well for fresh water". I'm going to guess lack of tools (I read a bit more as that confused me too and they have to use a machine to find water, then other t...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

20 out of 50 here, so neurotypical as fuck. :bjarte: Bastard. 22 out of 50. 26/50. There was no neutral or "neither" option (on purpose) but I could have gone either way on some of the questions. Also, going to a theater means sitting in the dark for 2 hours watching whatever's put in front of you,...
by Skep tickle
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Skepticon has posted financials for FY ending 6/30/2016: https://skepticon.org/financials/

Red ink the past 2 years...
by Skep tickle
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Phil_Giordana_FCD wrote:
rayshul wrote:ARGH I fell asleep is everything over?
I think at this time the Yankees are fast asleep.
Seems unlikely that com would consider himself a Yankee (in the US sense of the term).

But he is likely to be asleep, it's nearly 5am in today-land where he lives. :)
by Skep tickle
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Every time someone here mentions an odd interest they have, half the Pit chimes in saying they're interested in it too. So: anybody into tracing their family history? Yep. One parent was born in Central Europe, the other's from a long line of New Englanders who left Britain in the 1620's (presumabl...
by Skep tickle
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Re: missing person known to CaptainFluffyBunny & family http://imgur.com/gallery/W7IFi Edit 3: GOOD NEWS!!!! Lizzie has been found by the Ocean Shores PD! We've been steadily finding out more and more about this guy over the past hour and a half. Her kidnapper is at least 18 years old. But the good ...
by Skep tickle
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

@ Based Zebra [youtube]BGzFr9qxBRk[/youtube] Thanks! May not have time to watch the whole thing for a couple of days, but as a fan of FIRE & of Dreger I'm looking forward to it. Couple of things: 1) "Comments are disabled for this video" - looks like that may not be something special for the Dreger...
by Skep tickle
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Former FTB blogger now working as political speechwriter? https://twitter.com/ericbyler/status/755291235737296896 https://twitter.com/ericbyler/status/755291235737296896 Proof that Trump is truly a troll. After the above went viral he copies the tweet Obama used after Michelle's speech https://twit...
by Skep tickle
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Former FTB blogger now working as political speechwriter?
by Skep tickle
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Fuck. Lsuoma has just had a mild stroke. No major impairment, but waiting for more information over the next 48 hours. \ Oh and you think that will get you out of your next colonoscopy? Think again, mister. :naughty: (Keep it mild without impairment, FT - the 1st one can be a warning. Follow whatev...
by Skep tickle
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Stretchycheese wrote:Anyone thinking of going to the CSICON convention?

http://www.csiconference.org/
A-yup.
by Skep tickle
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Brive1987 wrote:Btw the "Carrier zone" is growing and gaping like hells own goatse. Heina really pulled up stakes with that one.

I'd plot it but you know.

I don't have the spoons for more ridicule and harassment from my peers.
Perhaps she is taking a break from blogging to finish her book.
by Skep tickle
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

I skipped forward a couple of pages to find out if Phil is okay - glad to hear he is!!! Now some free advice (worth what you pay for it?) on com's issue: Arrrgh. So I am laying here with an awful infected area (I will happily accept any of you doctor type pms) and watching house on my laptop. I swit...
by Skep tickle
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bottomless Pit of Endless Wonder
Topic: "God-centered community building" / "Jim's closet"
Replies: 539
Views: 25220

Re: "God-centered community building" / "Jim's closet"

I want to see an opinion poll about opinion polls.
by Skep tickle
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

On the feminist card pack that received $30K but was never completed:
http://notyourgoodfatty.com/kiva-bay-po ... am-artist/
by Skep tickle
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: The Bottomless Pit of Endless Wonder
Topic: "God-centered community building" / "Jim's closet"
Replies: 539
Views: 25220

Re: "God-centered community building" / "Jim's closet"

So, "godbot" doesn't have any commonly understood meaning here? I don't believe I've ever used the term, including not for you, but I've understood it to refer (not just here but at various atheist sites I've frequented over about 10 years) to people who keep bringing up their religious beliefs (wh...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Are people here keeping up to date the latest on that Rolling Stone journalist who jumped the gun on "Jackie". Quite a few sites are commenting on the emails that seems to show the moment Erdely's cognitive dissonance was punctured, and she realised Jackie might be a bit of a Billy Liar . I like mo...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

jimhabegger wrote: 5 Imams Who Are Openly Gay
Oh, look. All 5 live in Muslim-majority countries.

(Not.)
by Skep tickle
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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http://abcnews.go.com/International/emory-university-students-killed-bangladesh-restaurant-attack/story?id=40299049 http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/07/02/tarishijain/ http://m.ajc.com/news/news/local/emory-student-killed-in-banglabesh-terrorist-attac/nrrNC/ Three college students studying in US among ...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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https://twitter.com/paperwash/status/749332484911992832 https://twitter.com/paperwash/status/749332484911992832 Happy birthday, 'Pit! "Thank you" to Lsuoma & ERV for its birth, and for deciding not to have it circumcised. And here's to all the tough parts of life, and people getting through those, ...
by Skep tickle
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Skep tickle wrote:
Another phone snafu....
by Skep tickle
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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by Skep tickle
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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http://quillette.com/2016/07/02/in-prai ... ee-speech/

"In Praise of Ambivalence - 'Young' Feminism, Gender Identity, and Free Speech"

h/t @whatdivawants
by Skep tickle
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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The Y axis range on FTB's ranking graph at alexa has changed, before it was 10K-50K and now it's showing 30K-60K Now: (sorry can't figure out how to link or show image now, imgur is messing wit me) http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/freethoughtblogs.com June 8th: http://i.imgur.com/zt4Zp0b.png?1 The new ...
by Skep tickle
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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Hiya, SN! Good to see you. ...when a game I'm waiting for comes out (Aug 9). It was supposed to be on June 21, but was delayed. Revolution 60 on Steam? I've been missing most posts here, but sometimes I do a quick F5 vanity search on each page for "scented". Hopefully people won't start to use the w...
by Skep tickle
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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Blogs are up at Richard Carrier's new abode. Comments have been preserved. It also appears that he has screwed up the links to his own blog, as they still point to freethoughtblogs. richardcarrier.info So far based on spot checking, I do not see any evidence of memory holing yet. Apparently still i...
by Skep tickle
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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A good write up that I saw over at KIwi Farms about a backer of Brianna Wu's Kickstarter that has become fed up at the endless waiting for her game to be released on Steam. https://medium.com/@HoskStation/is-revolution-60s-pc-release-just-a-giant-scam-e10a3ad7d0e8#.nur49bezn Where's the fucking gam...
by Skep tickle
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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<snip> ...you shouldn't get to decide for all the parents, nor the donors. Transparency and sunlight. I agree with the sentiment, naturally. Would all the other Camp Quest parents and donors here please raise their hands? :greetings-wavingyellow: I have never had any concerns about the organization...
by Skep tickle
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Skep tickle wrote:
AndrewV69 wrote:So this shows up in whatever you call it on Twat

Phone mishap, disregard.
by Skep tickle
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

[quote="AndrewV69"]So this shows up in whatever you call it on Twat

by Skep tickle
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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As others have mentioned, it sure seems like I've been hearing claims go more often unquestioned on NPR lately. Caught one example: Heard it on NPR "TED Radio Hour", host is Guy Raz , show title this week was "Nudge", one segment featured Reshma Saujani, politician & lawyer who founded Girls Who Cod...
by Skep tickle
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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It's not a full-time job, but presumably provides some income:
http://secularactivism.org/?p=828
http://secularactivism.org/?p=832
by Skep tickle
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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Not everyone may need the lizard-thick skin that Bhurzum & his buddy helped each other develop, but yeah Service Dog I agree, resilience & hard work are key if having society functioning well is a priority. Sorta related, I muse about all the types of work in which more men than women are employed, ...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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What's struck me, that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere (not that I've gone looking specifically), is that by far most of the victims were men, presumably cis gay men. Maybe that's just so obvious it isn't being mentioned? Think back. Men are almost never mentioned as men in the news. Reports may ...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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Ugh. A week after the Orlando gay club murder spree, my prediction that the narrative would be about race and trans is coming true. Feministing, Huffpo, and even the Advocate are all pushing the story that the shooter was targeting the latin and trans communities. In all seriousness, how does it fe...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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Back to the SSA conference policy: 7. If you choose to form a physical relationship with a fellow attendee, please keep in mind that such relationships should always be safe, consensual, and legal. Safe: Use appropriate protection in order to minimize the risk of STDs and unwanted pregnancy. (Is it...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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Presumably anyone can register for SSACon, to be held at Ohio State University in Columbus OH in a couple of weeks. SSA conference policies here have some interesting bits. Bolding below was added by me. Comments in blue were added by me & are asides or refer to links whether carried over or not. Gr...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Ugh. A week after the Orlando gay club murder spree, my prediction that the narrative would be about race and trans is coming true. Feministing, Huffpo, and even the Advocate are all pushing the story that the shooter was targeting the latin and trans communities. NPR hasn't gone that far yet (that...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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FWIW, the last Skepchickcon starts in 11 days. The schedule went up recently: https://skepchickcon.com/schedule/ Anyone reading this who is in contact with Watson, other Skepchickcon organizers, or one of the speakers below - and who cares - there's one entry that needs correction. For Saturday July...
by Skep tickle
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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Congrats on the new jobs, rayshul & com & Brive!
by Skep tickle
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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If there was ANY sexual content in what the kids were taught at Camp Quest I would radically change my position. Not only for that but for the fact SJW's are more than happy to indoctrinate into their political philosophy, the same as most relegions will. Teaching kids they must listen and belive, ...
by Skep tickle
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1959019

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The most recent review of SSA on FB, from here:

http://i.imgur.com/V0rViki.png?1