____ _ _ ____ _ ___ ___ ___ | _ \ ___ ___ ___ _ __ ___ | |__ ___ _ __ / | |___ \ / |/ _ \ ( _ )/ _ \ | | | |/ _ \/ __/ _ \ '_ ` _ \| '_ \ / _ \ '__| | |_____ __) | | | (_) |/ _ \ (_) | | |_| | __/ (_| __/ | | | | | |_) | __/ | | |_____/ __/ _ | |\__, | (_) \__, | |____/ \___|\___\___|_| |_| |_|_.__/ \___|_| |_| |_____( ) |_| /_/ \___/ /_/ |/ Message: 61557 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Bulletins Subject: major CRASH! Date: 11/30/89 Time: 05:28:14 Apollo had a major Hard-Drive failure last night... It went up in smoke! All data was lost. I went into a panic trying to get a backup from floppy.... (October 13th) The sad part, is this drive that I put it on was of questionable value as it was, failed again a few hours later. I am afraid it is not going to last... Anyone know who has a new Segate 225 cheap? I do not have any suppliers who carry that. HELP!!!!! If you find you are not on a SIG that you belong on...leave me mail. However, if we don't get a new Hard-Drive, it may be in vain. *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* The end may be near! Sniff! Message: 61558 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Ann/Children/Hell Date: 11/30/89 Time: 06:39:48 The Bible does not say where an unbaptized baby goes when it dies. It is wrong for anyone to speculate on any topic related to Yahweh that is not mentioned in the Bible. And it is true that someone can appear to make the Bible say anything - but only to someone who does not know their Bible. Context is of the utmost importance. Message: 61559 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Paul/Cath./Rosary Date: 11/30/89 Time: 06:44:37 I'm not attempting in any way to bash Catholics here, but I was flipping across the dial the other day and heard a rosary broadcast. It almost frightened me the way it sounded. It was all recited from memory and very cold and impersonal sounding. (Then again, it might have been the priest conducting the service.) But the unbiblical emphasis on Mary in the "Holy Mary" prayer (which was prayed repeatedly through the service, and exactly ten times more often than the Lord's Prayer) and it's reference to Mary as the "mother of God," was very disturbing. Message: 61560 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Ann/Lutherans Date: 11/30/89 Time: 06:48:58 If you are meaning that they implied that Luther was a first-century figure in church, they were wrong. He did expose a lot of unbiblical teachings that were going on at the time (esp. the selling of indulgences, etc.) and did a lot of reforming of the church body. But we (as Lutherans, myself being one) as a Lutheran church, were not around during first century times. Perhaps you misunderstood him, or maybe he himself was severely misinformed. Message: 61561 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Religion Subject: Daryl Date: 11/30/89 Time: 07:53:23 Anything that is recited from rote memory consists of so many words without spirit, at least in my opinion. That same symptom was one of the reasons for my departure from the Lutheran church many years ago. By the time I was 12, I knew the Common Service book by heart, every service, every Scripture, every prayer. It all meant little or nothing. Tha lack of spirit in any service can be very disturbing, to say the least. Message: 61562 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Question? Subject: Cliff Date: 11/30/89 Time: 07:59:00 Did you forget to restore JT's SIG? Sorry about the crash, but when you measure it against the length of time that Apollo has been trouble free, it isn't bad. Message: 61563 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Chit Chat Subject: Columbus,Christopher Date: 11/30/89 Time: 08:40:38 The discoverer of the New World, Christopher Columbus (in Spanish Cristo'bal Colo'n) was one of the greatest mariners of all time, but his despotic and capricious administration of the West Indies, which he claimed for Spain, eventually resulted in his recall. The combination of an outstanding and highly imaginative mind with a temper so highstrung and autocratic that his thoughts, writings, and actions at times suggested a man just this side of delusion initially brought him honour and riches, yet in the course of time led to a tragic reversal of his fortunes. From his next to last voyage to the New World the Admiral of the Ocean Seas and Viceroy of the Indies was returned in chains. After spending the remaining six years of his life in pitiable attempts to regain the splendour and vast possessions that had eluded him, he died in obscurity. ... He never went back to Genoa. He never wrote in any form of Italian--not even to his brothers or to Genoese persons and institutions--but always in Spanish. He wrote in Spanish, even his own private notes, certainly three years before he came to Spain and the mistakes in his Latin are definitely hispanisms. Columbus signed himself successively Colombo, Colomo, Colom and Colo'n. The last was the form he himself came to prefer and wished to be used. He never took the traditional form of Columbus, not even when writing Latin. His brothers, also, in Spain and in the Indies, called themselves Colo'n and hispanicized their Christian names. One explanation of all these facts is that Columbus came from a Spanish-Jewish family settled in Genoa.
Message: 61564 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Chit Chat Subject: Taranto's SIG Date: 11/30/89 Time: 08:44:35 ... is gone. Too bad. Message: 61565 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Chit Chat Subject: JT's Joint! Date: 11/30/89 Time: 09:29:32 That was not covered in my last backup.... It will be back as soon as JT gives me a list of categories again.... Sorry.... I am having terrible problems with this drive. It is losing files to nowhere? Apollo may go down... fear not, it will return when I can afford another drive. Hang in there! This could not have happened at a worse time, Chr.shtmlas around the corner, HELP! *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61566 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Answer! Subject: Cliff Date: 11/30/89 Time: 10:23:13 A - C - D - & E in my opinion. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61567 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Answer! Subject: Daryl/Paul's message Date: 11/30/89 Time: 10:35:31 In message # 61559 to Paul, you used the words 'Frightening' and 'disturbing' regarding the radio broadcast of the Rosary. Why would this bring these feelings within you? They are only people worshiping God in their way. It isn't exactly a pagan religion you know. This is what I mean about Christians bashing other Christians. I'll never understand it! Seems to me, as a Christian, you'd be glad to hear a religious broadcast in the light of what is usually heard. What's the problem? Do you fear for these people's souls or what? Frightening? How so? I've ask this a million times... "just prove their wrong and you are right and tell me how you know it"!! -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61568 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Paul/Catholics again Date: 11/30/89 Time: 10:42:52 I do not recall that when I was a Catholic and prayed by rote that is was not a spiritural feeling. Regardless of the prayer, I was always sincere and found great comfort in it. We took pride in learning all the prayers by heart - which, to say the least, was many. This showed faith and persistance to learn. When we prayed, we were aware of God - not just saying the words. The same applied when I was a Lutheran also. Where do you get your information about Catholics? BTW - the word 'rote' should be replaced with 'ritutual' instead. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61569 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Chit Chat Subject: Hans Glans & others Date: 11/30/89 Time: 11:02:39 I did not delete your posts... I tryied very hard to save them off the destroyed drive. I worked on it for hours and could not find a single BITE of data. I thought those posts were just great... and I do feel bad for all the hard work put in by the users posting. I was up almost all night on this thing... I am exhausted! If I had only known... I would have made a backup yesterday morning before the big CRASH! Hardware such as Apollo's hard drive gets a workout on line 24 hrs a day, for years at a time, something is bound to give now and then. *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61570 Author: $ Zak Woodruff Category: My Dinner with... Subject: Cliff's Hard Drive Date: 11/30/89 Time: 13:50:32 I sat at the booth in Tokyo Express, mixing some chicken ("Onagashemas!") into my curry bowl. Cliff's hard drive sat across from me, voraciously eating a sushi set. "Gosh, you're hungry!" I said. "CHOMP CHOMP," it replied, its panel byte-ing down on seaweed and rice. "You'd think you'd be full after all you ate on Apollo. Jeesh!" Cliff's hard drive stopped eating and slowly raised its glance to meet my eyes. "Don't talk to me about Apollo, you geek," it said. "I'm sick of that CRAP, it sucks freon. Pass the pepper, please." Just then, Cliff stormed in. "There you are, jerk! Couldn't get enough, could you? Binge and purge--binge and purge! I hate you! I own you, damn it--get it through your thick Segate 225 HEAD! *=* the 'Pissed' Apollo SYSOP *=*" The hard drive just stared, its green eyes aglow with anger. "Welly well well," it said. "Maybe if you'd feed me something a bit more nutritious, I wouldn't have to raid the bulletin box, mmmmm?" "He's right, you know, Cliff," I had to add. "Bible-thumping, ignorance, and ad hominem assault the tastebuds after a while, you know?" "Get real, ZAK!!! The founding fathers were Christians, MLK was a trouble-maker and anyone who dislikes Columbus is a JERK!!!!!! Say, what's that you're eating? Smells good." "Curry. Want some?" "Sure, Zak! Mmm. Yum. Thanks, guy!" So the three of us sat down and had a good meal together. The end. Message: 61572 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Answer! Subject: last Date: 11/30/89 Time: 16:08:26 Hold up Evan Mecham. Message: 61573 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Question? Subject: last Date: 11/30/89 Time: 16:59:45 Why hold up some who is broke? Maybe a Senator that has connections with Lincoln Thrift... or a Clown! *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61574 Author: Mike Carter Category: Answer! Subject: Cliff's H.D. Date: 11/30/89 Time: 17:17:35 You have two options, Cliff: (1) You pay $135.00 and get it fixed w/ 90 day warranty. (2) You go down to Hard Drives International in Tempe and buy a new one. If you go anywhere else, you'll pay more. They all end up buying the Hard Drives from this place in Tempe anyway. Message: 61575 Author: Mike Carter Category: War! Subject: Fixed WORM drives Date: 11/30/89 Time: 17:21:17 Heh heh, just wait till the low-cost solution to optical memory comes out and slogs the WORM drives in the face. Then watch hard-drives (conventional) come crashing down in value. I just got off the phone today with another engineer in CA and one at a time, they've all said that each of their companies are sooooo close to making the R/W optics that by the end of next year you should be seeing wholesale optical disks. So Cliff, If you can wait.... Message: 61576 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Chit Chat Subject: Mike on drive... Date: 11/30/89 Time: 18:51:44 As protective as I am of the data, passwords, and private mail that makes up Apollo...I would NEVER send it out to a clean room for repair. I know a guy that works on drives... and if you knew him, you would not send him yours either. Replacement is what is about to happen in the next few hours! *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61577 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: The SYSOP Speaks Subject: Behold...... Date: 11/30/89 Time: 21:04:13 Apollo has a *BRAND-NEW* Hard drive and is back on line as of 20:55:00 11/30/89. That is almost exactly 24hours since the BIG CRASH! If you run into any bad files (such as ownloads) please tell me. There are several hundred files that make up Apollo. I guess Sandy and I eat hotdogs and beans the rest of this month, but it is worth it. The drive was only $244.34 (bottom line) + time! Okay.....Let's get the show on the road! And anyone interested in helping out.... feel free to send your not deductible donation to the address found in tha ain menu. What would even be nicer is 20 or so new users joining Apollo. *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61578 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Rote Memory Date: 11/30/89 Time: 21:21:59 Recitation without conscious thought is not purely the fault of a liturgical service. It is due largely to the person who lets it become routine. During the liturgical portions of the service, I always read along from the Service book, making sure I'm consciously thinking about what I'm saying or what is being said. I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by our new church home. The pastor often creates original liturgies (printed in the bulletins) to keep the service fresh and alive. And he has a way of keeping you riveted to the words during the service. My personal opinion is that an orderly and meaningful liturgical service can be a profoundly beautiful experience, and depending on the person participating (if they are concentrating on the service, and not merely rattling off memorized words) it can be an spirit- ually fulfilling experience. Prior to my membership in the Lutheran Church, I belonged to a Church of Christ, and upon recent return to a CoC with a friend, I found the service to be very disjointed, unprepared, and hard to keep the attentions focused on. However, this is my own personal opinion, much as your opinion of the Lutheran service. (And BTW, I wasn't implying that CoC was your affiliation...that is, if it isn't.) Message: 61579 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Ann/Rosary/Etc. Date: 11/30/89 Time: 21:35:15 Somehow I knew this was coming. State a personal opinion, and get accused of "bashing." I could go into my reasons for why I believe the Rosary is contrary to Biblical teaching, but in doing so, I'm sure I'll receive more accusations. Ann, the Bible tells us not to blindly accept anything that carries the label of Christian (and this includes the recent rash of "Christian" psychics, spirit-mediums, astrologers, and numerologists. And I am certainly not in any way trying to tie these in with Catholicism. What I am trying to say is that we are told in our Scriptures to test anything that claims to be from God, to make sure that it IS of God. God does not tell us to simply follow our own path or find our own reality or seek our own truth, whatever it may be...etc etc. I am sure (and I believe I quoted previous) that it could have been due to the priest that was administering the service at the time that I got an uneasy feeling about the way that it sounded. My main objection to the Hail Mary prayer is that it refers to Mary as the "mother of God," which is false. Mary is the "mother of Jesus. Jesus is the Son of God, the eternally-begotten Word, made flesh. Mary did not give birth to God, which would make Mary the creator of God, which would bring into question how the Creator could create and then be created Himself. Do you get my point? I am certainly glad that Christian programming is available, and I listen to some of it myself. But I am very selective about what I listen to, making sure that it is in harmony with Scripture. Now I took great pains in expressing in my previous post that it was my opinion. I was not imposing it upon anyone else. Call me a "basher" if you want, but in turn that makes you a "basher" as well. *wink - grin!* Message: 61580 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Answer! Subject: Ooops: Question/Ann? Date: 11/30/89 Time: 21:36:24 Which Lutheran church did you go to? Message: 61581 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Cliff/Holding Up Date: 11/30/89 Time: 21:37:40 Try Tammy Faye...or Imelda. I'm sure we could always resell her shoes and make a handsome profit. Message: 61582 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Cliff Date: 11/30/89 Time: 21:39:37 New hard drive, huh? And you're willing to corrupt it so soon with our rot? \ | o_O -( )- U Aaaaack! Message: 61583 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Chit Chat Subject: Chris Baby Date: 11/30/89 Time: 22:41:46 Columbus discovered America by prophecy rather than by astronomy. "In the carrying out of this enterprise of the Indies," he wrote to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1502, "neither reason nor mathematics nor maps were any use to me: fully accomplished were the words of Isaiah"--referring to a more or less apposite passage in Isaiah 11:10-12--and, in fact, any writing became prophetic in his eyes when it could be interpreted as a forecast of his discovery. ... The idea of reaching the East by sailing westward seems first to have been mooted by the Florentine cosmographer Paolo Toscanelli. ... In 1478 he [CC] married Felipa Perestrello e Moniz, a member of one of the first families of Portugal; by this marriage, Columbus had a son, Diego, born in 1479 or 1480. ... But though he studied Ptolemy--whose misconception of the extent of Asia further strengthened his belief that Asia could be reached by travelling westward--and must have known Toscanelli's opinion, the system of ideas he elaborated owed most to the apocryphal biblical Second Book of Esdras (see, for example, II Esd. 3:18). These ideas were: (1) the Earth is round; (2) the distance by land between the edge of the West (Spain) and the edge of the East ("India"--i.e. Asia) is very long; (3) the distrance by sea between Spain and "India" is therefore very shot; (4) the length of a degree is 56 2/3 miles. These "miles" were not Arabic (1,975.5 metres), which would have been remarkably accurate, but Italian (1,477.5 metres), which made his Equator about one-quarter too small. Columbus calculated that the land distance between Spain and "India" was 282 degrees; he was therefore left with only 78 degrees for the sea distance, which he further reduced by his method of reckoning the degree. The outcome of all these erros was that "India" would be about 3,900 miles (6.275 kilometres) from the Canaries--i.e., more or less where America happens to be. This tallied tolerably well with II Esdras 6:42, where it is asserted that the Earth is six parts dry land and one part sea. ... The monarchs then decided to set up a special commission of "learned men and mariners" to study Columbus' proposals. This commission, under the chairmanship of the queen's confessor, Hernando de Talavera, then bishop of A'vila, made him wait four years. This was not, as is often asserted, because the commission was either incompetent or backward in its views but because Columbus was vague and secretive as well as incoherent. ... ... he was granted the privilege of being lodged and fed at public expense on his travels to court. During this period he became entangled with Beatriz Enri'quez, who was to be the mother of his son Fernando. ... (on to the first voyage) More than 1,000,000 maravedis had been supplied by the crown, though the story that the queen pawned her jewels to provide the money is quite untrue. (more later) Message: 61585 Author: $ Sandy SYSOP Category: Hard/Software Subject: Daryl/rot Date: 11/30/89 Time: 23:24:06 You are complaining about Cliff helping in the 'rot' department? You have the honor of being the first BBS user to use this 'virgin' hard drive. You devil, you! ...................... Message: 61586 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Chit Chat Subject: All is well... Date: 12/01/89 Time: 00:34:09 Good night Bullwinkle! Message: 61587 Author: $ Zak Woodruff Category: Chit Chat Subject: Christopher Columbus Date: 12/01/89 Time: 01:38:52 At the ASU library (Arizona's largest) tonight I found over 75 books dealing with Columbus, at least 1/3 of which acknowledge his involvement (and exploitation of) the Arawak Indians. I made some photocopies proving this, (that make it all very clear) which I will be happy to present at a future GT. Shenkman is not the only man to expose negative aspects of Columbus's career. (If you doubt me, go to the library and see for yourself.) Again: Columbus forced the Arawaks (who were peaceful and had no means of defense) to contribute gold on a regular basis; those who did not contribute were often maimed (by the cutting off of a hand) or killed. Columbus's mistreatment of the the Arawaks led to their extinction, from a population of over 150,000 to virtually zero. The only known remains of the Arawaks are the interbred descendents of about 500 Arawaks who are thought to have escaped. Think about it: Columbus is responsible for more deaths than Charles Manson, John Wayne Gayce and Ted Bundy combined--several hundred times over. [By the way, Beauregard, the queen did not donate her jewels, but it is true that at one point she offered to donate them.] Message: 61588 Author: $ Zak Woodruff Category: Question? Subject: pre-crash debates Date: 12/01/89 Time: 01:52:31 To Paul, Cliff, Bob, etc.: The Constitution of the United States and the Bible have nothing in common, and the former is in no way based on the latter. I can't understand why you make such a claim, but I'd like to hear your justification for it. Also, I do not believe that the founding fathers were Christians, or that this is a Christian nation. I will grant that most of them were religious, but that is not the same thing. Cliff, you mentioned that Sandy had some evidence proving that our founding fathers were Christians -- let's see it. Message: 61589 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Chit Chat Subject: Ann Date: 12/01/89 Time: 05:35:16 Rote and ritual are not necessarily interchangeable Ann. Rote is that which is learned by repetition. Ritual is form or ceremony which never changes. If someone who does nothing more than repeat the same words over and over every time they go to church receives comfort from that routine, I have no problem with them. To each his own. My personal experience with such rituals is simply that, after so many thousands of repetitions, the words become just that, words. No real meaning, no real spirit, no heartfelt emotion. Just words. Aside from the fact that in virtually all major denominations, traditions, rites and rituals have become more highly emphasized, I have no problem with those people who choose to attend such churches. In the final analysis, it matters little which church one attends. What marks the Christian experience is the change in the lives of those who have come to know Christ as Lord of their lives. As the Apostle Paul said, "Old things are passed away. Behold, ALL THINGS become new." Becoming a Christian is a life changing personal experience, not a matter of joining this church or that church. Someone once said that being in a church makes you a Christian about as much as being in a garage makes you an automobile. Lot of truth there, eh? Message: 61590 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Answer! Subject: Cliff/clown holdup Date: 12/01/89 Time: 05:41:50 You can have everything I've got except my makeup and costume! Let's see now. There are a few animal balloons left from my last party, some magic tricks, a few bottles of face paint a monkey puppet who would miss Freddie terribly, and an old, well worn suitcase. All told, if you could find a pawn broker stupid enough, you might get $1.98 for the lot. Oh yes! Almost forgot! I also have a ball of string. You know, the kind used for keeping helium balloons tied down. Raise the ante to $2. 25. Message: 61591 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Chit Chat Subject: Thanks Cliff! Date: 12/01/89 Time: 05:51:32 Since nobody else has been thoughtful enough not to take Apollo for granted, I'll take the opportunity to say thanks many times to Cliff for thinking enough of this BBS and it's users to spend the money for a new drive to keep the system on line. So many times we all log on here, expecting Apollo to be reliably here for us, we tend to forget that there's no free lunch, even on BBSes. Thanks Cliff, and God bless. Message: 61592 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Daryl/basher Date: 12/01/89 Time: 08:33:29 Perhaps basher was a too harsh of a word. Lets say I don't understand why all that should bother you - Christians praying in their own way. In my opinion, Mary is the mother of God - Jesus was both God and man - she gave birth to him - carried Him in her womb for nine months - suffered pain when He was born, etc. He was never just man or never just God. As far as worshiping her - it's not my cup of tea - but I can understand it. It doesn't disturb me or frighten me in the least. That is what's puzzling about your post. Those two words. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61593 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Daryl.church Date: 12/01/89 Time: 08:37:43 I belonged to the Missouri Synod Lutheran church in La Puente Calif. It was called the Holy Cross. The reason I liked it so well, it resembled the Catholic church in many ways - some ritual, but got down to more basics than the C.C. did. It had a heck of a Bible study class also - twice a week. The pastor made everything interesting - you really listened to his sermans. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61594 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Daryl/on rot Date: 12/01/89 Time: 08:40:19 How can you call it rot with all these imformitive Columbus posts - including your own? I've learned more about him this past week than all the years in school. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61595 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Cliff on Apollo Date: 12/01/89 Time: 08:45:03 I agree with Paul - it was scarey to think Apollo might not survive the crash. I too was thinking it'd be here forever. Thanks for healing it Mighty Sysop. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61596 Author: $ Gary Jones Category: Chit Chat Subject: Apollo Date: 12/01/89 Time: 09:34:12 Yes, Cliff, we _do_ appreciate your selfless sacrificing for our casual amusement!!! Actually, if Apollo went away there are a lot of um who would have a real empty spot in our lives. Do keep up the good work! Thanks! **** Gary **** Message: 61597 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: The SYSOP Speaks Subject: Paul,Ann & Gary Date: 12/01/89 Time: 11:07:43 Why thanks guys... (as the Old SysOp blushes) It was money well spent.... ( now the $#(#!%& thing better last) Ha ha ha ha *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61598 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Politics Subject: Eaves Dropping Date: 12/01/89 Time: 11:13:49 Phoenix Repulsive: "If I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I believe they do have an actual advantage." - Donald Trump Message: 61599 Author: $ James Hawley Category: Answer! Subject: Last Date: 12/01/89 Time: 11:43:33 So? Message: 61600 Author: $ Zak Woodruff Category: Politics Subject: Trump Date: 12/01/89 Time: 15:55:08 [From the December issue of SPY:] Last fall, in the course of a television interview about race relations, Donald Trump (apparently speaking as an expert on the attitudes of really rich, really white guys from Queens) spoke with characteristic sensitivity, saying, "If I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I believe they do have an actual advantage." A Manhattan office-temporary agency interested in sending clerical workers to The Trump Organization responded to a call from the Organization by sending a representative to meet with a Trump employee. After a brief discussion about the various qualifications of the agency's employees, the Trump executive made things simple: *Don't send us black temps*, the executive explained. Some more astonishingly overt racism followed, but a spokeswoman for Trump denied to SPY that her boss has any such policy. Indeed, she added, "We have a new [black] gal [and] I think we have another one still with us." Message: 61601 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Apollo Trivia Subject: Oct 13th Date: 12/01/89 Time: 16:16:10 October 13th was when I had made my last backup to floppy of Apollo. As Sandy SysOp pointed out to me...that was a 'FRIDAY the 13th'..... Spooky... the beginning of the end Twilight Zone music off in the distance *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61602 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Apollo Trivia Subject: Barn Door Date: 12/01/89 Time: 18:47:07 I made a full floppy disk backup of Apollo. That was 324 files! I hope I won't need it! *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61603 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Noble Rot/Sandy Date: 12/01/89 Time: 19:08:14 Speaking of rot, my tooth hurts. Ouch. Message: 61604 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Mary/God Date: 12/01/89 Time: 19:15:50 Yes, Jesus was, is, and will be, true God. He took upon his dual nature upon coming into Earth in the flesh. The Word did not stop being God simply because he took upon human form. God is uncreate; thus the only aspect of Christ that was "born" was his human aspect; his visible body. To say that Mary is the mother of Christ, I would have no problem with that. To say that she is the mother of God, that I do have difficulty with. "God" is not simply the Son, or the Father, or the Holy Spirit. God is the Father, Son, AND Holy Spirit. Mary was a righteous woman, and probably one of the most respected and revered women in the Bible, but she was certainly not deity (I have references to back myself up here). Prayer or worship to Mary is idolatry, as we are told there is only one mediator, and that is Christ. Comments? Message: 61605 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Ann/Lutheran Date: 12/01/89 Time: 19:16:50 I guess I could say the same about the church I am now attending. The pastor definitely keeps your attention, and the Bible study classes are outstanding. Message: 61606 Author: $ Daryl Westfall Category: Chit Chat Subject: Cliff/Trump Date: 12/01/89 Time: 19:19:52 Trump makes me want to vomit my entrails. (ahem) Excuse me, let me rephrase that. That man is so wealthy, so powerful, so offensively well off, and so influential, it makes me sick. I think it is rather prophetic that the only thing that would make him better in his own self-important eyes...he CANNOT buy with all the putrid cash he owns. And I don't think that his smug little "rich-kid" smirk would look too good were he to have a darker visage. Message: 61607 Author: $ James Taranto Category: Chit Chat Subject: Cliff Date: 12/01/89 Time: 20:57:46 The categories for s Personal Domain are nswer, hit Chat, ootball, ietzsche quote,uestion?, and omania. Message: 61608 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Chit Chat Subject: JT's domain Date: 12/01/89 Time: 22:58:35 Don't forget
izza Message: 61609 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Chit Chat Subject: more Chris Date: 12/01/89 Time: 23:10:40 On October 6 Pinzo'n [partner and pilot of the "Pinta"] suggested altering course again to the southwest; but Columbus was too proud to listen. The next day the "Nin~a" again "saw" land, but it was another illusion. Flights of birds all southwestward, however, made Columbus swallow his pride and follow Pinzon's advice (October 7). "All the night they heard birds passing," and carved sticks and reeds, picked up, gave them comfort and hope. Two hours after midnight (October 12) a sailor saw land from the prow of the "Pinta". ... For a fortnight he wandered among lovely islands to which he gave Spanish names, hoping "the Lord would show him where gold is born," yet already alive to the possibilities of what would now be called economic development. He even though of slavery. In his mind there seemed to combine and struggle the two different strains that, curiously enough, appear in his name: Christbearer; colonizer. He raised crosses everywhere, but he kept an eye on the material value of things even to the extent of seeing men as goods for sale. His honeymoon with the islanders may have ended on the day when he removed by force seven of the inhabitants of Guanahani'. ... (now back in Spain just after the first voyage) Wealth and honour were, indeed, his. He nevertheless insisted on being paid the prize of 10,000 maravedis promised to the first man of the crew to see land. The humble sailor who actually had first sighted land went over to Morocco in disappointment and became a renegade. This episode sheds some light on a side of CC's character that was to bring him much unhappiness. (second voyage) He decided to return to Isabella [island] just because he made up his mind that Cuba was the mainland, which he forced everyone in his squadron to sear to on oath, under pain of having their tongues torn out should they recant. ... But, alleging that the natives were restive, Columbus and Bartolome' [one of his brothers] left Isabella on March 24, 1495 to "pacify" them--in fact, to take prisoners who could be justified as slaves. After the natives were defeated, Columbus sent his trusted messenger Torres back to Spain with a report, together with his brother Diego and 500 prisoners. ... (third voyage) On a later landing on the Paria Peninsula, the sight of native women wearing pearl necklaces caused great excitement among the Spaniards, who saw in it proof that they were indeed in the Orient. Columbus had, however, time to observe that the gulf received huge and powerful currents of fresh water from what were, in fact, several mouths of the Orinoco River. On this observation he built up his fantastic theory that he was at the mouth of one of the four rivers of paradise, situated at the top of the earth, the earth being not round but pear-shaped. ... Reluctantly and slowly the king and queen had come to the conclusion that Columbus was a good admiral but a bad governor. ... There are strong reasons for thinking that the final decision to let him go was because of information the sovereigns had obtained of Columbus' obscure dealings, bordering on treason, with Genoese agents. ... On the other hand, Columbus, now frustrated in his dreams of greatness in the New World, cast about for another grand work to achieve and found it in his biblical, prophetic mind: he would liberate Jerusalem. He did not need to consult cosmographers, merchants, or ambassadors. He read the prophets and having collected all the texts he could showing that Jerusalem would be liberated by Spain, he presented his _Book of Prophecies_ to the king and queen. (during the last voyage) After more storms, mutinies, imprecations to God, and narrow escapes, he found himself derelict in a small cove in Jamaica (June 23, 1503) whence he wrote to the king and queen a truly magnificent letter, telling them of his perils, wanderings, dreams, and voices he heard from on high, in a style worthy of the Old Testament. [this is excerpted from _Encyclopaedia Britannica_. The article is by the editors. Works referenced do not include Shenkman, but do include the letters of CC himself. - Beau] Message: 61612 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Politics Subject: Columbus day Date: 12/01/89 Time: 23:27:51 Well, I'd say we need to suppress the story of the life of Christopher Columbus if we're going to continue to celebrate him. He was hardly one to look up to -- he got lucky (because he had made errors and was very wrong) was paranoid, greedy to a fault, insensitive to the fates of other people, etc. Message: 61613 Author: $ Nick Ianuzzi Category: Chit Chat Subject: Trump Date: 12/02/89 Time: 03:26:55 Sure, he has rather poor taste, but I'd rather have him own all of New York than the Japanese. Message: 61614 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Chit Chat Subject: Cliff/Trump's quote Date: 12/02/89 Time: 05:44:36 Easy to say when you sit in the ivory tower he does! Message: 61615 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Religion Subject: Daryl/61604 Date: 12/02/89 Time: 05:47:58 Predictably, I totally agree with Daryl's position re: Mary's Scriptural stature. Message: 61616 Author: $ Paul Savage Category: Question? Subject: Beau Dog Date: 12/02/89 Time: 05:54:25 The Italian community aside,the bottom line seems to be what are we really celebrating on Columbus day? Are we revering the alleged feats of the man, or are we celebrating the discovery of this land we call home? The same question could be reworded concerning MLK day. Are we celebrating the work of the man, or the civil rights movement itself? Perhaps in both cases, a poor choice was made when it came to naming the day, but the spirit of holiday has a right to prevail in either event. Would you agree with that? Message: 61617 Author: $ Zak Woodruff Category: Chit Chat Subject: Daryl Date: 12/02/89 Time: 06:38:03 God is ONLY the combination of the father, son, and holy ghost? Really? I thought the father was considered God, whether or not Jesus or Caspar are around. But, as you say, if God is only the father combined with the other two entities, then what exactly is the father? How is IT defined? Or is God both the father alone AND the father in combination? Who is this God guy anyway? Message: 61619 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Daryl on Mary Date: 12/02/89 Time: 07:55:18 The only comment I have to make is - you have your opinion and I have mine. I think we are all a diety! As far as praying to Mary as a mediator - I got over that a long time ago. But it doesn't bother me that other's do. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61620 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Beau Dog Date: 12/02/89 Time: 07:57:29 "Don't forget Pizza"! Hahahaha - you are starting to be competition for Zak in the humor department! -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61621 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Beau on Columbus Date: 12/02/89 Time: 08:01:08 To have his holiday costs the tax payers approx. 4 million dollars! Ditto MLK. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61622 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Nick/ Trump Date: 12/02/89 Time: 08:02:04 Why would you want him owning all of New York than the Japanese? Could be worse ya know. -=*) ANN (*=- Message: 61623 Author: $ Ann Oudin Category: Chit Chat Subject: Zak/last Date: 12/02/89 Time: 08:05:55 "Caspar"?? Now that ought to offend a few - I found it outragiously funny. Next thing you know, with comments like that, you'll have your own sig like Rod's R.G.B. Heh heh. -=*) ANN (*=- P.S. And/or the Zone! Message: 61624 Author: $ Apollo SYSOP Category: Vote Subject: A Question? Date: 12/02/89 Time: 09:33:31 Does anyone have a good question they would like the $tatus users to be polled on? *=* the 'Mighty' Apollo SYSOP *=* Message: 61625 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Chit Chat Subject: Paul/holidays Date: 12/02/89 Time: 10:25:58 Yes, I agree that the spirit of the holiday is what is important. I feel that the legislature made a big mistake in not combining Washington/Lincoln birthdays into President's day -- after all, Washington *did not want* his birthday celebrated, and Lincoln campaigned for president on the promise not to do anything about freeing slaves... Regarding CC: Don't forget the adultery, which even resulted in a child! (that is not directed at you, Paul. Where is Mr. Thornburg, anyway?) Message: 61626 Author: $ Beauregard Dog Category: Vote Subject: my idea Date: 12/02/89 Time: 10:30:24 [A] Nadia Comaneci may no longer be jailbait, but she's still a fox. [B] The Ukrainian Church will soon be allowed to continue its policy of supporting anti-Semitism as a result of the Gorby/Pope meeting. [C] Charles Keating is scum and should go to jail. [D] Cliff should religiously post the results of Votes after deleting them [E] All of the Above [F] None of the Above [G] More than one of the Above Message: 61627 Author: $ Spaz Brown Category: Chit Chat Subject: Ann/JT's Domain/Beau Date: 12/02/89 Time: 14:18:44 He wasn't kidding about [P]izza. As you would know if you were on the SIG. HB Message: 61628 Author: $ Spaz Brown Category: Chit Chat Subject: Last Date: 12/02/89 Time: 14:19:41 (Small bit of conceit, there.)