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posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by Darktalon
was "Where do you keep the eggs?? He replied... "In the handy dandy Mobile Incu2004, duh."

[edit on 2-8-2004 by Darktalon]


The Mobile Incu2004 is the rage now. Best thing to hit the egg market!
The wine was awesome... I actually order 6 bottles. They are in the cellar and aging as we speak. I need to order some more bottles for the long flight home.


But, on a serious side... congrats to each of you. You will no doubt learn allot and will meet some of the best people in your life. I do have to say that most I have met in Masonry are very caring and fun people.

Actually on man who has been here in Japan for 52 years is leaving in two months to go back to America. He was one of my petitioner when I joined, it will be truly sad to see him leave as he has provided a wealth of information. Truly people feel like a family.

[edit on 3-8-2004 by JCMinJapan]




posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 10:53 AM
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there is no need to ridicule me or my post. if you feel that i was off simply tell me. if you feel that i am making more of a issue out of it than necessary then tell me, respectfully!

i was simply replying to the initial post.

as for the name. do not insult me without knowing me. i have never insulted you or your masonic group. in the future be kind to those who you want to be kind to you. and remember we are all people and you are no better than the other guy/gal.



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by dribbler
there is no need to ridicule me or my post. if you feel that i was off simply tell me. if you feel that i am making more of a issue out of it than necessary then tell me, respectfully!

i was simply replying to the initial post.

as for the name. do not insult me without knowing me. i have never insulted you or your masonic group. in the future be kind to those who you want to be kind to you. and remember we are all people and you are no better than the other guy/gal.


These guys are a little touchy about would-be-trolls... and who can blame them?

I cannot speak for Orangemonkey and Darktalon's intentions, but I would feel safe in assuring you it is not to report the goings-on of the lodge to anyone. I would imagine they are joining out of a desire to join an honorable fraternity and work to better themselves, their families and communities, nothing more. Guys, if I am speaking out of line here just let me know, these are merely observations.



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by The Axeman

Originally posted by dribbler
there is no need to ridicule me or my post. if you feel that i was off simply tell me. if you feel that i am making more of a issue out of it than necessary then tell me, respectfully!

i was simply replying to the initial post.

as for the name. do not insult me without knowing me. i have never insulted you or your masonic group. in the future be kind to those who you want to be kind to you. and remember we are all people and you are no better than the other guy/gal.


These guys are a little touchy about would-be-trolls... and who can blame them?

I cannot speak for Orangemonkey and Darktalon's intentions, but I would feel safe in assuring you it is not to report the goings-on of the lodge to anyone. I would imagine they are joining out of a desire to join an honorable fraternity and work to better themselves, their families and communities, nothing more. Guys, if I am speaking out of line here just let me know, these are merely observations.
Way out of line
. I simply joined for World Domination, and that I don't want to be eaten by the lizardmen
..

All joking aside, what The Axeman said is exactly why I am joining, though I can not talk of OM I'm sure he has the same thoughts.



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by Darktalon
[Way out of line
. I simply joined for World Domination, and that I don't want to be eaten by the lizardmen
..



No, no, no I thought it was babies they eat.



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by dribbler
there is no need to ridicule me or my post. if you feel that i was off simply tell me. if you feel that i am making more of a issue out of it than necessary then tell me, respectfully!

i was simply replying to the initial post.

as for the name. do not insult me without knowing me. i have never insulted you or your masonic group. in the future be kind to those who you want to be kind to you. and remember we are all people and you are no better than the other guy/gal.


Nope. I "ain't buying it" dribbler. You said:

"if you are going to try and penetrate their network then i would advise that you refrain from all references of being accepted into their society. i am anxious to hear however, i would wait until you have reached a much deeper level until you provide information regarding your investigation."

Now if you've re-read that perhaps you'll understand why we aren't accepting your "don't insult me...I didn't know any better, yadda yadda yadda" You said that to evoke response. We shot it down. It's that simple.

What else could you mean by such a moronic statement as "penetrate their network" and..."deeper level" What's that? (besides an invitation to be flamed) As I've gotten older my "polite" gene has deminished quite a bit. I have come to a point in my life that I tell people what I honestly think. ...and when someone says something blatantly ridiculous, I feel it my duty to point it out. If they say or do it publicly (i.e., this forum) I point it out publicly. Don't like it? Don't post nonsense which insulting to others and they likely won't insult you.

Regards



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by senrak

Originally posted by dribbler
there is no need to ridicule me or my post. if you feel that i was off simply tell me. if you feel that i am making more of a issue out of it than necessary then tell me, respectfully!

i was simply replying to the initial post.

as for the name. do not insult me without knowing me. i have never insulted you or your masonic group. in the future be kind to those who you want to be kind to you. and remember we are all people and you are no better than the other guy/gal.


Nope. I "ain't buying it" dribbler. You said:

"if you are going to try and penetrate their network then i would advise that you refrain from all references of being accepted into their society. i am anxious to hear however, i would wait until you have reached a much deeper level until you provide information regarding your investigation."

Now if you've re-read that perhaps you'll understand why we aren't accepting your "don't insult me...I didn't know any better, yadda yadda yadda" You said that to evoke response. We shot it down. It's that simple.

What else could you mean by such a moronic statement as "penetrate their network" and..."deeper level" What's that? (besides an invitation to be flamed) As I've gotten older my "polite" gene has deminished quite a bit. I have come to a point in my life that I tell people what I honestly think. ...and when someone says something blatantly ridiculous, I feel it my duty to point it out. If they say or do it publicly (i.e., this forum) I point it out publicly. Don't like it? Don't post nonsense which insulting to others and they likely won't insult you.

Regards





Applause,


So mote it be.



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 09:33 PM
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I cannot understand how angry and defensive people become, when they make comments of condemnation about an organization as charitable, and well respected as the masonic order, when they have no idea what they are talking about. Lets face if you are not a member you dont know, and every thing else is speculation.



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by Orangemonkey
I cannot understand how angry and defensive people become, when they make comments of condemnation about an organization as charitable, and well respected as the masonic order, when they have no idea what they are talking about. Lets face if you are not a member you dont know, and every thing else is speculation.


>

Well written, my brother.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 12:46 PM
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Look have you noticed that the only ones that assume i am trying to get masonic secrets with these threads are non masons......lol. You guys always refer to satan as a motivator for the masonic deeds, but there are other orders related to the masons that are public such as shriners."research ends possible outbreaks of stupidity try it before you type it.....lol."



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Orangemonkey
Look have you noticed that the only ones that assume i am trying to get masonic secrets with these threads are non masons......lol. You guys always refer to satan as a motivator for the masonic deeds, but there are other orders related to the masons that are public such as shriners."research ends possible outbreaks of stupidity try it before you type it.....lol."


Orangemonkey,

You're exactly right. That's why I posted what I did (Khonsu, thank you for the applause, by the way) It IS the non-Masons who make such a fuss and want a response....by rights we should be silent and let them be ignorant, but personally, I'm sick of it. Like I said in my post...someone does something ridiculous (read: stupid) I feel it's my duty to point it out. It's time we stood up and stopped the nonsense. Fortunately you're involved in discussion and have looked into Masonry before joining, but a lot of prospective members haven't and could be scared off by such dribble...we can't take the chance if it means losing even ONE good member. We have to stand up and speak for ourselves and help put an end to this on-going garbage about satanism, world domination, etc. etc.

-John



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by senrak

Originally posted by dribbler
there is no need to ridicule me or my post. if you feel that i was off simply tell me. if you feel that i am making more of a issue out of it than necessary then tell me, respectfully!

i was simply replying to the initial post.

as for the name. do not insult me without knowing me. i have never insulted you or your masonic group. in the future be kind to those who you want to be kind to you. and remember we are all people and you are no better than the other guy/gal.


Nope. I "ain't buying it" dribbler. You said:

"if you are going to try and penetrate their network then i would advise that you refrain from all references of being accepted into their society. i am anxious to hear however, i would wait until you have reached a much deeper level until you provide information regarding your investigation."

Now if you've re-read that perhaps you'll understand why we aren't accepting your "don't insult me...I didn't know any better, yadda yadda yadda" You said that to evoke response. We shot it down. It's that simple.

What else could you mean by such a moronic statement as "penetrate their network" and..."deeper level" What's that? (besides an invitation to be flamed) As I've gotten older my "polite" gene has deminished quite a bit. I have come to a point in my life that I tell people what I honestly think. ...and when someone says something blatantly ridiculous, I feel it my duty to point it out. If they say or do it publicly (i.e., this forum) I point it out publicly. Don't like it? Don't post nonsense which insulting to others and they likely won't insult you.

Regards






i know damn well what i said! show me where i said i did not. as for referrring to me as a moron. that is a direct insult you simple minded bricklayer. and that was meant to be an inslut directed at YOU!

if you cannot handle this matter without getting all frusty then you need to seek out an agression counselor as opposed to attending your bricklayer meetings. in the meantime, i happen to know a Mason and a Jobs Daughter. they seem to operate in a very secretive fashion and that is my reason for showing interest in this forum. this could just be thier personallity or it could be far more. i am not too sure. once again, that is why i was intersted.

as the others KINDLY told me, the inital post was about someone who has actually been accepted and is into the Masons. now that i know that i understand the meaning of the post. once again for your simple mind, others KINDLY told me that.

to me you are nothing more than an old frustrated, probably bald, egocetric, middle aged, prick who cannot control his emotions and gets all blundered when things do not go your way.

have fun hating life and people, i enjoy it and them and there is nothing you can do or say that will change that.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 08:00 PM
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by the way jackass! i am new here and happened to stumble upon your little party. simply out of interest, i replied. next time i will sit quietly and then penetrate the network to the deeper levels myself. knowing your intelligence and hastiness, your walls will be easy to bypass. even for a non-Mason.

regards!



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 08:40 PM
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Interesting Orangemonkey, your now an EA. Which is as far as I went. Several years ago I went through the first degree of Blue Lodge Masonry, and left the order after a month or two. Pressure from my family, and certain clerics inluenced me to leave the order.

Membership in this order is forbidden by my church. I've discussed with masons who claim otherwise. However, the Vatican holds that Catholics that join the freemasons can not recieve Holy Communion. I also wrote to the Supreme Council of my order (The Knights of Columbus), and they replied that it is forbidden for Catholics to join the Masons.

The furnishings of the lodge are very interesting eh? Out of respect to the masons in here that hold true to their Obligation, I won't discuss any of the workings of the degree.

Faith and Family has to come first in an individual's life, presuming you have some sort of faith, and the lodge respected that I needed to leave the order to bring peace in my family, and church community.

Several Popes have "condemned" Masonry, and since the faith I've chosen to be true to is the Catholic Faith, and the Order I have chosen to be true to is the Knights of Columbus, it is forever irreconcilible for me to return to that lodge because of my faith, although I am welcome to come back to that same lodge should I decide any time in the future.

They say, "Once a mason, always a mason", well as far as being a good person in principle, that I will strive to always be. However, for me, according to my religious convictions, I can never come back to travel, to obtain the FC, and MM degrees.

Well, anyways, the rituals can be found all over the internet, but I suggest not reading any of that, so you won't spoil your experience.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by dribbler
i know damn well what i said! show me where i said i did not. as for referrring to me as a moron. that is a direct insult you simple minded bricklayer. and that was meant to be an inslut directed at YOU!


Senrak, you lucky dog, offers of an "inslut", I don't know what one is, but I bet its like a "Fox Maiden". Just don' let JCM find out, every time the Fox Maidens are around he just whips out that "Ring", and a simple little simian like me just doesn't have a chance... there I go again, “referrring” to myself as a primate… I think I have a “personallity” disorder.



if you cannot handle this matter without getting all frusty then you need to seek out an agression counselor as opposed to attending your bricklayer meetings. in the meantime, i happen to know a Mason and a Jobs Daughter. they seem to operate in a very secretive fashion and that is my reason for showing interest in this forum. this could just be thier personallity or it could be far more. i am not too sure. once again, that is why i was intersted.


Oh the good old days when I could be "frusty", sometimes I would be "frusty" all day, sometimes if I had a plethora, I would be so "frusty" I couldn't post Masonic threads for three days straight...what’s a "frusty"? Is anyone even “intersted”?

Fortunately for you Senrak, the Speculative meeting the Operative (you didn't tell us you were a bricklayer, layers upon layers) has prepared you to do good and proper work with the Rough Ashlar that is impeding the completion of current Trestle Board plans.



as the others KINDLY told me, the inital post was about someone who has actually been accepted and is into the Masons. now that i know that i understand the meaning of the post. once again for your simple mind, others KINDLY told me that.

to me you are nothing more than an old frustrated, probably bald, egocetric, middle aged, prick who cannot control his emotions and gets all blundered when things do not go your way.

have fun hating life and people, i enjoy it and them and there is nothing you can do or say that will change that.


That's it Senrak! I'm tired of your blunders (I still don't quite get "blundered" as an adjective); using correct syntax, and context (much less the finer aspects of spelling, grammar, and the "dread" capitalization). Coherent posts, with timely and informative content can lead to hair loss, therefore, I have all of mine. If you weren't such a "egocetric" middle age guy like me... why I ought to...

p.s. My “inital” thought was to let this slide, but I’m a bad



[edit on 4/8/2004 by Mirthful Me]



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 09:03 PM
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i know damn well what i said! show me where i said i did not. as for referrring to me as a moron. that is a direct insult you simple minded bricklayer. and that was meant to be an inslut directed at YOU!

if you cannot handle this matter without getting all frusty then you need to seek out an agression counselor as opposed to attending your bricklayer meetings. in the meantime, i happen to know a Mason and a Jobs Daughter. they seem to operate in a very secretive fashion and that is my reason for showing interest in this forum. this could just be thier personallity or it could be far more. i am not too sure. once again, that is why i was intersted.

as the others KINDLY told me, the inital post was about someone who has actually been accepted and is into the Masons. now that i know that i understand the meaning of the post. once again for your simple mind, others KINDLY told me that.

to me you are nothing more than an old frustrated, probably bald, egocetric, middle aged, prick who cannot control his emotions and gets all blundered when things do not go your way.

have fun hating life and people, i enjoy it and them and there is nothing you can do or say that will change that.


Oh, such language! I'd be impressed if I had time.

...and "brick-layer"? Hmmmm... What is THAT supposed to mean? Surely even YOU don't think Freemasons are "brick-layers"? ...and what does "inslut" and "frusty" mean....I've never come across those words....but then again, I'm "simple-minded" ...oh, and a "prick" (your words)

As for anger management....you drop insults like turds falling from a tall horse. I guess I "got your goat" by being honest...talk about simple minded. Jeez....

I'm neither old, nor bald, nor hateful. Actually I'm young...full head of hair...and not a prick. I'm just honest. You made a public, moronic statement and I pointed it out. If you can't handle it....TOUGH.

Now SCAT!



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 09:21 PM
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Put that in your pipe and smoke it, STONECUTTER.

LOL.




posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by Mirthful Me

Originally posted by dribbler
i know damn well what i said! show me where i said i did not. as for referrring to me as a moron. that is a direct insult you simple minded bricklayer. and that was meant to be an inslut directed at YOU!


Senrak, you lucky dog, offers of a "inslut", I don't know what one is, but I bet its like a "Fox Maiden". Just don' let JCM find out, every time the Fox Maidens are around he just whips out that "Ring", and a simple little simian like me just doesn't have a chance... there I go again, “referrring” to myself as a primate… I think I have a “personallity” disorder.



if you cannot handle this matter without getting all frusty then you need to seek out an agression counselor as opposed to attending your bricklayer meetings. in the meantime, i happen to know a Mason and a Jobs Daughter. they seem to operate in a very secretive fashion and that is my reason for showing interest in this forum. this could just be thier personallity or it could be far more. i am not too sure. once again, that is why i was intersted.


Oh the good old days when I could be "frusty", sometimes I would be "frusty" all day, sometimes if I had a plethora, I would be so "frusty" I couldn't post Masonic threads for three days straight...what’s a "frusty"? Is anyone even “intersted”?

Fortunately for you Senrak, the Speculative meeting the Operative (you didn't tell us you were a bricklayer, layers upon layers) has prepared you to do good and proper work with the Rough Ashlar that is impeding the completion of current Trestle Board plans.



as the others KINDLY told me, the inital post was about someone who has actually been accepted and is into the Masons. now that i know that i understand the meaning of the post. once again for your simple mind, others KINDLY told me that.

to me you are nothing more than an old frustrated, probably bald, egocetric, middle aged, prick who cannot control his emotions and gets all blundered when things do not go your way.

have fun hating life and people, i enjoy it and them and there is nothing you can do or say that will change that.


That's it Senrak! I'm tired of your blunders (I still don't quite get "blundered" as an adjective); using correct syntax, and context (much less the finer aspects of spelling, grammar, and the "dread" capitalization). Coherent posts, with timely and informative content can lead to hair loss, therefore, I have all of mine. If you weren't such a "egocetric" middle age guy like me... why I ought to...

p.s. My “inital” thought was to let this slide, but I’m a bad



Mirthful Me,

I haven't laughed so hard in a LONG time! Thanks. Work's been tough lately (I've got a lot of "clowns" on my payroll) and I needed that!
I sent a post (which you'll see) but I also responded directly to dribbles so hopefully he/she will see the error of his/her ways.

It's still beyond me that a person can actually NOT understand an initial post then place such a ludicrous response and expect us not to "chop them up" Go figure!

Well, thanks again! Now I guess this "old" (36) "bald" (full head of brown hair) "hateful" (joking around most of the time) "bricklayer" (Commercial Contractor & Property Manager) will take his "personallity" disorder, stop "insluting" everybody and go back to just being "frusty"


S&F

-John



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by dribbler
by the way jack@$$! i am new here and happened to stumble upon your little party. simply out of interest, i replied. next time i will sit quietly and then penetrate the network to the deeper levels myself. knowing your intelligence and hastiness, your walls will be easy to bypass. even for a non-Mason.

regards!


Ummm...just how do you plan on penetrating the deeper levels? I'd really like to know. (Jack@$$ is a favorite word of mine, by the way...but for esoteric reasons that I'll not post here) You should take your own advice and seek counseling. (And learn how to use the "shift" key for such things as the first letter of a sentence...the letter/word "I" &c.) Think my walls will be easy to by-pass...think again. They're ultra-secure even for a Mason...let alone a Profane.

Again, I say SCAT



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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Little does he know how well our "walls" are tyled. Trying to infiltrate us would be quite unwise, especially in my lodge. Such claims are very humorous.



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