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Forum: Off Topic - General Today, 04:25 AM
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Posted By thaskalos
I don't know why people commit the heinous acts...

I don't know why people commit the heinous acts that they do...but I do know that man's evil nature has been on full display since ancient times. The ancient Spartans used to throw their infirm...
Forum: Off Topic - General Yesterday, 11:24 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By thaskalos
Had I seen this post of yours...then I wouldn't...

Had I seen this post of yours...then I wouldn't have written mine.
Forum: Off Topic - General Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By thaskalos
I might easily be wrong about this...but I am not...

I might easily be wrong about this...but I am not seeing people killing each other in order to settle disputes. I see deranged people taking innocent lives...or killing to appease their...
Forum: Off Topic - General Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By thaskalos
I mustn't be as observant as I thought I was. I...

I mustn't be as observant as I thought I was. I haven't noticed that killing innocent people has become a more "accepted" means of venting one's anger. To "accept" something means to condone it...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,274
Posted By thaskalos
I don't care about the accuracy of their picks,...

I don't care about the accuracy of their picks, because all of us lose many more times than we win. What I find laughable is the fact that most of them are totally unprepared in their pre-race...
Forum: Handicapping Software 02-20-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,783
Posted By thaskalos
Yes...it's an odd story. But the fact remains...

Yes...it's an odd story. But the fact remains that there was an advertisement made here for his products...and new customers here were wondering whether or not Greg was still accepting orders. Other...
Forum: Handicapping Software 02-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,783
Posted By thaskalos
What's stopping him from making a brief stop here...

What's stopping him from making a brief stop here so he can tell all his worried friends and customers that he is still okay? Can't he still communicate with this board if his website is messed up?
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By thaskalos
If I don't carry...then I don't feel protected....

If I don't carry...then I don't feel protected. Whatever "danger" I've ever encountered in my life has always been "on the road"...at "home" I feel safe. A weapon would be of no use to me if it sits...
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
The difference between us is that I would only...

The difference between us is that I would only consider shooting at something that looks to do me harm.
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
When you buy your semi-automatic rifles...is it...

When you buy your semi-automatic rifles...is it because you feel that you need protection against whatever U.S. Armed Forces may descend upon you?
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 02:38 PM
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Posted By thaskalos
How about not blaming the parent for the behavior...

How about not blaming the parent for the behavior of the "child"...has this ever occurred to you? Do all the "great parents" raise "great kids"? Is our world THAT "simple"...in your experience? ...
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
My gun-law arguments have always been with the...

My gun-law arguments have always been with the folks who think that it's "normal procedure" to sell military-style assault rifles to anyone who request them.
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
Oh...so keeping rifles out of the schools isn't...

Oh...so keeping rifles out of the schools isn't something that you would recommend?
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
My friend...you have me confused with someone...

My friend...you have me confused with someone else. I carry a handgun on my person on a semi-daily basis...and I have no qualms about using it, if the situation demands it. But I know that I carry my...
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
I am a liberal...and I readily admit that society...

I am a liberal...and I readily admit that society and the parents are part of the problem. But our "Teacher of the Year" was particularly tough on the parents...who both have to go out and work so...
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-20-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By thaskalos
IMO...the "Teacher of the Year" is full-of-shit....

IMO...the "Teacher of the Year" is full-of-shit. No matter how "disciplined" the kids are raised to be by their parents...there will still be a tiny percentage of them who will grow up to be...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-19-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,248
Posted By thaskalos
Yes...but can this be done without possessing an...

Yes...but can this be done without possessing an above-average set of handicapping skills? Can I reliably spot the "weak favorites" if I am not a strong handicapper?

This game is tough...and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-18-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,274
Posted By thaskalos
Come to think of it...it's a blessing that the...

Come to think of it...it's a blessing that the TVG hosts aren't actually betting their advertised picks. With their high level of handicapping skill...the game would be a lot tougher to beat with...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-18-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,248
Posted By thaskalos
Yes...it's possible to be the "good...

Yes...it's possible to be the "good handicapper/stupid bettor guy". You could be a handicapping GENIUS...and still go broke by doing stupid things like overbetting your bankroll...or betting every...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-18-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,349
Posted By thaskalos
If you had looked at the board a little...

If you had looked at the board a little closer...you would have seen that, when the takeout is raised on one team...it's reduced on the OTHER team. If one team is listed at -3 (-115)...then the other...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-18-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By thaskalos
IMO...there is no real "substance" to these...

IMO...there is no real "substance" to these different running-style designations that today's neo-pace handicappers have invented. All these labels do is lend more confusion to a topic that is...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-18-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,248
Posted By thaskalos
Very astute observation, :ThmbUp:, which also...

Very astute observation, :ThmbUp:, which also shows why "paper-betting" is a poor preparation technique for REAL betting. There is an emotional turmoil associated with "real betting" which...
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-18-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
That's what I've been telling Boxcar all along....

That's what I've been telling Boxcar all along. :ThmbUp:
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-18-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
Well...the bible does say that "not a hair falls...

Well...the bible does say that "not a hair falls from our heads without God wishing it so...".
Forum: Off Topic - General 02-18-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 7,297
Posted By thaskalos
Are you suggesting that God is "justified" in his...

Are you suggesting that God is "justified" in his refusal to stop the killings of these kids...when it's in his power to stop such atrocities? If allowing the slaughter of kids is "just"...then, what...
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