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October 1, 2003 06:50 AM Forum: Religion

Thought for the Day, 01.10.03

Posted By mike welsh

"Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war."

-Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)

October 3, 2003 11:30 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Vixen/Celestron/Televue Mirror diagonal

Posted By mike welsh

Anyone here have any experience replacing the mirror in one of these puppies? i have the shells of two of these... the mirrors are cashed.

i had tried -i think it was- a .75" MA standard diagonal mirror, but it was too thick to allow reassembly.


October 26, 2003 12:12 PM Forum: Religion

FYI and comment... from Radio Netherlands.

Posted By mike welsh

Too long to post here, but give it a read. Aired on 10/25...

October 28, 2003 06:33 AM Forum: Religion

Thought for the Day. 28/10/03

Posted By mike welsh

If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.
-John F. Kennedy, 35th US president (1917-1963)

October 28, 2003 08:31 PM Forum: Religion

Re: I don't like politics, but

Posted By mike welsh

The best thing about our government system: everyone is dispensable.

There's no real need for term limit legislation... just voting out the incompetents limits their terms. Automatically.

Good rule of thumb: Remember, it's an election... not a RE-election.

(only keep the ones you like...)


November 3, 2003 06:52 AM Forum: Religion

Another taste of hate...

Posted By mike welsh

** Group plans monument to gay mans death **
Five years after student Matthew Shepard was killed, touching off a national dialogue on gay rights, a group wants to put up a monument in Shepards hometown to his murder.

Try to have a good day...

November 4, 2003 07:25 AM Forum: Religion

Thought for the day, 04.11.03

Posted By mike welsh

"The radio is nothing but a conduit through which pre-fabricated din can flow into our homes. And this din goes far deeper, of course, than the eardrums. It penetrates the mind, filling it with a babble of distractions, blasts of corybantic or sentimental music, continually repeated doses of drama that bring no catharsis, but usually create a craving for daily or even hourly emotional enemas."

-Aldous Huxley; On Silence; 1946.

November 4, 2003 07:15 PM Forum: Religion

Bottom line on "Hate."

Posted By mike welsh

Been working my way through the various threads on this, and maybe i missed it, but i think my original point when i posted "Another taste..." is this:

Matt Shepard was MURDERED. Period. It doesn't matter one iota if he was gay or anything else. The people who killed him were WRONG and MURDERERS. To put a monument in a public park proclaiming that he "went to Hell" is INFLAMMATORY and IMMORAL.

Whatever peace he made with his god on the days he hung dying on that barbed-wire fence will never be known by any mortal in this life. How dare ANYONE feel triumphant over his death, and presume to declare where his soul went?

Thank you.

November 6, 2003 10:47 AM Forum: Religion

Thought for the Day... 06.11.03

Posted By mike welsh

"Youth is the first victim of war - the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him."
-Boudewijn I, King of Belgium (1934-1993)

November 7, 2003 10:32 AM Forum: Religion

Thought for the Day, 07.11.03

Posted By mike welsh

"The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress."
-Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)