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SCShamrock Posted on: 04-May-2016, 12:45 PM

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QUOTE (Shadows @ 03-May-2016, 05:11 PM)
Anything inhaled into your lungs but air is going to have adverse effects in the long run.

I'm sure you're right. At the same time there are countless people just like myself who wanted to quit the cigarettes, who tried many things from weaning, to cold turkey, to nicotine replacement therapy, and only had success when finally discovering e-cigarettes. Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be much activity here anymore so I seem to be the only one able share that fact.

Maybe someone will pop in eventually who agrees with this option when all else has failed. I will say though that for people who have been able to just set them down and successfully quit, I think it's difficult for them to understand others like myself who are not so equipped. I've thrown hundreds of dollars worth of cigarettes away, thinking that's it, I'm done! only to find myself to weak-minded to not go buy more.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 03-May-2016, 12:39 AM

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Oh sorry, I thought there were medical cases you would share. I know there have been some Darwin Award candidates who've nearly blown limbs off with batteries but I've never heard of a person with a confirmed medical issue linked to e-cigarettes. It will probably be years before anything like that comes to light. Because if e-cigs do present a significant health risk, it's only obvious to me that it would be long-term use that caused a problem.

As for the American Lung Association page, I visited that back in November of last year. It was November 3. I know that because that's when I sent them an email asking them to explain some of their 5 Myths and Facts About E-cigarettes. I never got a reply, probably because it's a lot of propaganda.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 02-May-2016, 06:41 PM

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QUOTE (WallaceGal @ 01-May-2016, 03:19 PM)
the medical community is starting to see severe problems in patients where they had little to no information in the past.

I'm curious what the medical community is starting to see. I ask because I've been rather "into" vaping for some time now. In the process I've met and spoken with many, many people who all say the same thing - that e-cigs helped them quit smoking, and their health has improved.

That's not to say I think vaping has some type of health benefit. Those who tout the value of vaping cite "harm reduction" as a main key to their argument, and on that I agree. It's definitely harm reduction. But honestly I have yet to see or experience any negative health effects. Quite the contrary. I have regained some of what I thought was forever lost lung capacity. I can do far more physical activity than prior to switching. And for me this is huge because I smoked for well over 30 years.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 01-May-2016, 10:29 AM

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I know over the last 3-4 years, e-cigarette/vape stores have popped up everywhere. I'm curious if anyone here, like me, struggles with nicotine addiction? I started using these back in 2008 and had limited success. The equipment was rather lousy and it took plenty of trial and error, and about 5 years worth of getting new stuff and trying new things, before I finally found what satisfied my cravings. So now I've been smoke free for nearly three years and cannot even express how much better I feel. How about you? Have you used them and if so, what worked for you?
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SCShamrock Posted on: 01-May-2016, 10:22 AM

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I've always thought the CR logo would make a fantastic tattoo. Color and all!

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SCShamrock Posted on: 29-Apr-2016, 08:16 AM

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I remember you Dundee. It seems a lot has changed here in the past few years, and I'm sure everyone has their story. My son passed in 2007 and I just haven't been in much of a social mood ever since. But it appears you and I are just the tip of the iceberg for people who haven't frequented CR for a long while.

Anyway. Hello everyone!
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SCShamrock Posted on: 18-Mar-2013, 08:44 AM

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QUOTE (MacFive @ 17-Mar-2013, 09:43 AM)
The old timers are still out there. I think that facebook is the standard now a days for social networking. When we started out, facebook was something that only college kids used.

Still, we have more listeners then ever, so I guess we got to promote it a bit more.

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Facebook has become the way many people keep up with family and friends. Don't get me wrong, Zuckerberg can kiss my you know what (mostly because I'm jealous), but as my life has become totally cluttered with busy busy, Facebook has saved me countless hours in communication not to mention reconnecting with old friends I may have never thought of again. The Celtic Radio page on Facebook may account for the burgeoning listenership if site participation has dwindled. walkman.gif
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SCShamrock Posted on: 16-Mar-2013, 12:27 PM

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Not sure where to get that particular dog, but to answer your question...I don't know where everyone is. I've been over a year since logging in. Thought I'd pop in a say Happy St. Patrick's Day to anyone paying attention.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 28-Apr-2010, 07:24 PM

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I found this and wanted to share. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

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SCShamrock Posted on: 10-Apr-2010, 03:14 PM

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Shadows,

I had already seen that, but it really doesn't answer my questions. Sorry.

Rob
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SCShamrock Posted on: 10-Apr-2010, 09:57 AM

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What did I miss? I admit that my life has become so busy I don't get the time to devote to reading. I pop in on occasion and PLO was always my one place to visit when short on time; then suddenly it is gone. Now I see a member wants to leave due to that one forum. Did PLO get turned off because of this? Was there some clawing and biting going on that prompted the shut down?

Camac, why would you leave due to a single forum? If we Americans take politics so seriously and it bothers you so, why even mention it? Simply stop visiting that forum! You can't honestly expect people to think you'd leave a website you've been a member of so long just because of one forum you don't have to visit in the first place, do you? CR has so much to offer. PLO is a favorite for many, but most don't even visit it. It allows us to openly discuss our opinions and, yes, to disagree...vehemently at times. But to announce you are leaving over one section makes zero sense to me. If that is your decision I wish you well. However, I don't believe the entire community should be relieved of a forum when participation is and has always been strictly voluntary. If I am missing something please fill me in.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 10-Sep-2009, 07:17 PM

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QUOTE (CelticRadio @ 07-Sep-2009, 04:35 PM)
QUOTE (englishmix @ 07-Sep-2009, 01:00 PM)
I chose:
"Everything is Alright" by Burning Bridget Cleary.

Thanks, Celtic Radio, it was a fun contest.

Thank you Sir Englishmix!

SCShamrock is up next and here are the prizes to choose from:

Dearga, Dancing thru the Ages
The Langer's Ball, As I Roved Out
Blackheart, Indigo
Cean, Making Friends
3 Celtic Radio Bumper Stickers
1 Celtic Radio Premium Coupons good for 1 year of CR anytime

Ok, I'm awake now! Thanks Steve.

Hey thanks, I'll grab that Dearga. I appreciate it!
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SCShamrock Posted on: 17-Mar-2009, 01:56 PM

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QUOTE (MacEoghainn @ 17-Mar-2009, 02:55 PM)
Darn you Robert!!! rolleyes.gif

LOL, I was just hopping in to say hello. walkman.gif
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SCShamrock Posted on: 17-Mar-2009, 01:55 PM

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Wow, that was fast
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SCShamrock Posted on: 17-Mar-2009, 01:55 PM

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I'd love it.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 17-Mar-2009, 01:54 PM

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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
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SCShamrock Posted on: 24-Nov-2008, 10:03 PM

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Depending on the amount of music you have on your home computer, you may want to continue identifying the problem there so you can upload to your mp3 player. If it is an IPod, then use Itunes as your media player and let it identify all the tracks. If not an Ipod, then most players will work fine with Windows Media player when synced up. Either of these players have the ability to find tracks online. However, if something is preventing this, you can always rename the tracks inside the media player. Make sure to rename the artist and album name too.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 17-Nov-2008, 07:04 PM

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Watching my young son die solidified everything I ever thought about death. I spent his last day by his side. As he lied in bed--heart failing, breathing labored, becoming more incoherent--I tried to continue speaking with him. He, however, had a muttering conversation with someone, but that someone wasn't me. A few moments before he died, he said with his eye's closed "no, no, no." Then a few second later (it seemed an eternity to me) he simply said "ok." A few more breaths, and he was gone. Unbelievers that I know have argued that he was simply resisting what he knew was his moment, and then surrendered as he knew it was the only choice. How can I argue with that? Well I don't. If a person wants to dismiss all they see, hear, and feel as any evidence of the divine, then that's on them. As for me, I know God sent his angels to Aaron to guide him home.

Before this experience, I was never really afraid of death. Watching my son pass...I have no fear at all. Could that be because as a dad I would have gladly taken his place, or that I subconsciously want to share his pain and suffering? I don't know. In fact I can't explain my total lack of fear at all.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 14-Nov-2008, 06:35 AM

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QUOTE (oldraven @ 13-Nov-2008, 04:08 PM)
SCShamrock, I do agree that spreading the wealth is a Socialist concept. I just don't think he's an out and out Socialist. Wanting to bring the extremes of the classes closer together is a great thing, in my mind. That doesn't mean I would see everyone with the same income. Obama wanting to eliminate the poorest of the poor in his country is a noble act, but I don't see that snowballing to the extent where he'll shutter all private business or abolish land ownership.


Thanks oldraven, I truly appreciate the answer. You're right, it is a socialist policy. You're right too that eliminating the poorest of the poor is a noble act (depending upon the method). I would argue, however, that doing so by taking from the wealthy and then dispensing even more in the form of entitlements through the government is wrong. I think the private sector could far outperform anything the gov't does.

And yes, calling Obama a Marxist over one or two policies is a stretch. That's fine, I'll accept that. But it seems to have worked for the Democrats for the last eight years; calling Bush an idiot. And of late; calling Palin an idiot.

Antwn, thanks for your reply. Brilliant as usual. thumbs_up.gif
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SCShamrock Posted on: 13-Nov-2008, 02:17 PM

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I never knew it was necessary to fulfill the 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto in order to be Marxist. Hmmm, I guess that's worth a moment of thought.

Ok, I've thought about it. I don't think it's necessary at all. Not all of them, 1/2 of them, 1/3 of them. Just one will suffice. And I feel that one may well breed another. The whole scheme of communism is in creating a societal equilibrium where the populace is dependent upon government. Perhaps starting at the most fundamental level--economics--is the most perfect, as it seems our stability as a nation in every way hinges on our economy. Add a little Eminent Domain, have the Fed bail out enough banks, require our crops to be burned for fuel...now you're getting somewhere. And while I don't necessarily think Obama is a dyed-in-the-wool socialist, I do believe he has demonstrated enough propensity to lean in that direction that once he gets a head of steam, there will be no stopping it. And do tell, what on earth would possess a president to declare that we need a "national security force" just as equipped and well funded as our current military? Who would they answer to? What would be their purpose?

So no, I cannot make the case that Obama is pushing the 10 planks, nor can anyone as some of them are not pertinent to our country or time. Aside from that, I don't even feel that is required...just one is enough. However, I'll give you a little analogy that expresses where I am with this man. Like most people on here, I'm a music lover. Back in the early 90's, the grunge band Alice In Chains came out with a song, Man in the Box. At the time I was an insurance salesman, on the go a lot, and didn't have the desire to sit and listen that intently to the lyrics of this song. But it sounded good! Any time it came on the radio while I was driving I would crank up the volume for a bit of head-banging. Then one day my wife asked "why do you like that song so much?" I told her because it sounds so good. To this day I like how it sounds. But then I finally listened to the lyrics and when I heard "Jesus Christ..deny your maker" I knew, I could not listen to this again. To me, the song became a representation of something I hate; to me it was downright blasphemous. That's how I feel about Obama. There may be some things about him I like, but there's enough there to turn me off completely. And there's enough socialistic viewpoint to have me calling him a socialist.

I hope that was a sufficient answer. Antwn, can you or anyone else please tell me how Obama's desire to "spread the wealth around" is NOT socialist? I'm not asking to have you explain whether or not Obama is a socialist, but just to defend his fiscal policy.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 13-Nov-2008, 07:01 AM

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QUOTE (oldraven @ 13-Nov-2008, 07:44 AM)

So are you going to take a look at the beam in your eye, when you stand and judge a man who hasn't even had the opportunity to make policy yet?

I've said before, I hope he does a fantastic job. I also hope he goes against the ideas he promoted during his campaign. This is not about condemning the man, it's about exposing his propensity to lie and deceive (this thread) which I do feel is bad for our country. Also, you are mistaking my words for judgement. A more applicable phrase from the bible would be "you will know them by the fruits they bear". I don't judge Obama, I judge what he says and does; whether those things are right and good for our country and whether they reflect who I want holding the office of President. There's a big difference.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 12-Nov-2008, 09:54 PM

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QUOTE (stoirmeil @ 12-Nov-2008, 09:10 PM)
Hmmm . . . in what interview? is that one of the things in the video? (Unfortunately I can't open or play videos.) Is there a possibility that what he said was "My Muslim father?" What strains my credibility? It's too hard to imagine a lie of this size going undetected and un-outed way long before now. There are too many people who would love to pin this on him definitively, and it would be too easy to substantiate with witnesses who would be falling all over themselves to come forward.

That would be "wiccan," btw. smile.gif

Gee, thanks for the spelling correction. I'll be sure to help you with your posts too.

Your response seems to suggest I made the whole thing up. When you read the article, are you going to be all pro-Obama to the point of ignoring his words? Will you give the fact he said it any chance of evidence that he let it slip because it's true? Or will you just be another Obamite, ready to defend anything that remotely reveals Obama to be less than the saviour the Media has tried to make him out to be? Call it what you will, but I stand by my previous statement that I cannot believe a person could let something like that escape their lips unless there was truth in it.

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Barack Obama's campaign brushed off suggestions Monday that a verbal gaffe the Democratic candidate made during a weekend television interview is anything more than just that.


In an interview Sunday with ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos, Obama tried to suggest that FOX News and others "closely allied" to Republicans are promulgating the notion that the Illinois senator is Muslim.


Asked about whether McCain himself has done anything to suggest he's Muslim, Obama said, "Let's not play games. What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come..."



"Christian faith," Stephanopoulos interrupted, correcting Obama.



"... my Christian faith. Well, what I'm saying is that he hasn't suggested that I'm a Muslim. And I think that his campaign's upper echelons have not, either. What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith, something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time," Obama said.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 12-Nov-2008, 07:15 PM

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QUOTE (oldraven @ 12-Nov-2008, 02:34 PM)

Sure, I'll respond.

This is in the wrong forum, because you stopped talking about the 'Christian case against Obama' a few posts back. I take issue with people trying to make the man into someone Jesus doesn't like. It's F*@kin' ludicrous. And to meet somewhere in between, do you think Jesus would be a Socialist, or a Capitalist? That's actually a great idea for another thread. Fair game, since you're the one who's brought the 'Jesus doesn't support Obama because he's a Socialist' point up.

How can we even argue about this? We're all idiots for doing so.

Thanks for the response, but the entirety was non sequitur. And what's with you saying I brought up a point that Jesus doesn't support Obama because he's a socialist? I linked to videos, responded to conversation, and asked a question, which you still haven't answered. Just like in other threads, the question never gets an answer. Just like when Barbara West asked it of Biden...no answer. I suspect the reason is due to the fact that one cannot make the case that Obama wanting to spread the wealth is indeed not Marxist. As for this being in the wrong forum, I prefaced this thread with that idea. I didn't think it truly belonged in one more than the other, but wouldn't mind it being moved. So sue me. Now could you please take a few deep breaths and answer my question?

Now to get back on something resembling the topic. These videos are quite biased in their intent. Personally, I'm not entirely affected either way by them, but do feel a sense of solemnity at the thought of our nations leader having the same faith as myself. And Barack Obama has stated many times he is a Christian. However, in one interview he referenced "my Muslim faith". I cannot believe that was a moment of confusion because I cannot fathom the circumstances where I would utter the words my Muslim faith, or my Jewish faith, or my Hindu faith, or my Buddhist faith, or my satanist faith, or my Mormon faith, or my Wicken faith, or my B'ahai faith, or my Jehovah's Witnesses faith, and so on. Having been Christian as long as I can remember, what on earth could possibly have me make such a statement? I can't think of a single thing that would. That is my only rubric for suspecting Obama. I think he's lying. He certainly has lied about other things. We can call them contradictions, but they're lies nonetheless. No, when he stands with his hand on the Christian? bible and swears the oath of the office of president, will that not mean anything to him? To the more progressive minded, it shouldn't matter. After all, this is not a Christian nation, right? But then we have him say "so help me God" at the end. The same God in whom we trust? Our money says we do. There are some real reasons to feel alarmed by Obama. But the most significant for those of us who do believe the Christian bible is that Obama does not reflect a person who is true to his faith, if indeed he is a Christian.
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SCShamrock Posted on: 12-Nov-2008, 12:53 PM

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QUOTE (oldraven @ 12-Nov-2008, 07:02 AM)
Good Lord. The guy hasn't even had a chance to do anything yet, and half the nation has turned him into the Devil. US, you're doomed for lack of being able to get along with yourself.

Personally I don't believe he's being turned into anything. I think he is what he has always been...an ultra liberal, liar, socialist, and malcontent. He is not being judged on what he's done (that is something that doesn't exist) but rather on his words which, if you have paid any attention, are many. He has asserted a vision of America that screams socialism, and that in statements that stretch back over a decade. So, while you may want the US to turn into Socialist States of Amerika, we who criticize Obama for his stance do not. I'm still asking the question, and if you or anyone else will answer I would be grateful. Just like Barbara West in her question to Biden:

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You may recognize this famous quote: 'From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.' That's from Karl Marx. How is Sen. Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?'


Care to respond?
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SCShamrock Posted on: 10-Nov-2008, 06:39 PM

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I found these videos, and I must admit they are a very good collection of Obama's former and recent statements. This might easily fit into the Politics Live Online forum, and if someone thinks it should be there I wouldn't mind it being moved. However, I think the message being done through a biblical perspective makes it good for here.

Ok, that said, take note of the various times Obama contradicts himself. He's quite a piece of work. It will take about 20 minutes to view all 3.

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