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Message 65186 - Posted: 1 Nov 2015, 23:35:42 UTC

Gary.............
I happen to be one of the most patriotic men on this planet.
The US of A is my home and abode.
And I shall defend it with my blood, as others before me have if need be.
This is why I also hate our current head of state, as he seems to have little thinking about our brothers in arms, except for his own self interests.

If you did not notice, the military hates him.

If anybody misconstrues my words to think or suppose otherwise, it is on THEIR heads, not mine.
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Message 65193 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 3:45:27 UTC

Life, death, drinking and related matters////////////////
Shit, that covers a lot of ground........

And you suppose to know about this more than I do?
I shall assume you are being faceiest at best.
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Message 65196 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 7:59:03 UTC

There is a reason I exist, other than to torment some of you.

'Heaven is not ready for me, and the devil is afraid I shall take over.'

God above gave me my voice here. None of you can really take it from me.
Silence me at times, but not for long. If you try to, I'll find another way to speak my mind.

There is a very thin line I walk between my sanity and who you know as Mark.
I walk it daily, and once in a while, get tossed twixt the two.
Medically diagnosed? No. I defy any doctor to diagnose me. They cannot. And never shall.
I exist outside of their level of expertise.

And those who attempt to analize me fail miserably. Because I fall outside of all boundaries they have set up to confine me within.
I cannot be confined or maybe even defined.

The law sought to do so back in the '70s and failed.
Watch 'Hackers' again.

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Message 65201 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 16:06:10 UTC

Morning, kids and hey how are ya?

Me, I am fine as a fiddle today.

Watched a few really long winded vids last night purporting to analyze the creation of our universe, and boy, they got it all sooooooooooooooo wrong.
They covered the physical creation bits OK, but not the reason for it all.

God created this world for us to have 'free will'...in other words, a rope by which we can either use to climb to the heights of which mankind is possible, or to hang ourselves with.

And whilst I write this, my Tigger kitty comes and demands her attentions.
Further reminding me of why I exist...to serve kitty...LOL.

Ya see, God so loved man that he gave us cats. And what a blessing they are.
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Message 65202 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 19:01:13 UTC

Life, death, and drinking.

All have their purpose.
Life has an end point.
Death is that end point.
Drinking is what some do to get to that end point.

Not that I wish to hasten it's arrival.
It shall arrive in due course as my Lord wishes it to.

My discourse with you here is just my life taking the course that God intends it to take. I am quite guided by his hand, you see.

My death will be marked by no fanfare, no hope, and no warning.
One day, some may simply notice that the kittyman has not posted a word in days.
And that shall be the end of it.

The computers will, one by one, encounter errors that I am no longer there to resolve, and will go down one at a time.
Lori shall at some point, realize things have gone wrong, and come to save the cats. We have an agreement, an understanding, that should either of us perish, the kitties shall be cared for. They are paramount.
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Message 65207 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 22:06:06 UTC

Please all, don't write or quote things that others may find antagonizing or a deal with the devil, or an invitation for someone else to follow. While I don't mind you writing your extreme views on things of life, I would like to remind you that there are plenty of silent people reading here. Do not give them the wrong idea, or the feeling you gave them an inevitable invitation.

With thanks.
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Message 65211 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 23:15:05 UTC - in response to Message 65207.  

Please all, don't write or quote things that others may find antagonizing or a deal with the devil, or an invitation for someone else to follow. While I don't mind you writing your extreme views on things of life, I would like to remind you that there are plenty of silent people reading here. Do not give them the wrong idea, or the feeling you gave them an inevitable invitation.

With thanks.

I do not wish ANYBODY to take my life's path.
It has been difficult at best.

Thanks returned.

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Message 65213 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 23:37:07 UTC

Jord may not care if you post extreme views, but I certainly do. When I read things you have written here such as:

...I do not like illegals. They should be shot on sight.
Every single one. ...

I am relieved that no woman could ever stand you long enough to have a child with you. At least the hatred will end with you.
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Message 65214 - Posted: 2 Nov 2015, 23:40:47 UTC

And to further expound, I do NOT advocate anybody taking the dark road.
It is not a fun place to ride.
Let me make that clearer........
You do NOT want to go there....OK?

Some try to make my life a bit easier to deal with by sending me little kitty tiles ans such. For that, they are most blessed and thanked by myself. One cannot imagine the joy I get from such a package in the post box.

Life has been rather cruel to me.
And yet I cherish it so much.

I have documented the reasons why.
If this is disconcerting to some, I cannot help that.

Perhaps my life's lessons may steer some away from my cruel path, I can only hope so.
Like I said, God put me in your path for a reason.

It is now yours to descern what and why that is.
If you cannot do that for yourselves, it is beyond me to explain it to you.

Look, I am just the other end of a keyboard. You may take anything I say and delete it all. Or absorb some of it, if you are intelligent enough to do so.

I have been most blessed to be a part of the Seti community for over 15 years now. I trust I shall be for many more. Like me or not, I am here to stay.

Meow.
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Message 65215 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 4:44:13 UTC
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'A man's trust is a wonderful thing. You don't wanna lose it over a deck of cards.'
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Message 65216 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 4:49:52 UTC - in response to Message 65215.  
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'A man's trust is a wonderful thing. You don't wanna lose it over a deck of cards.'

Kevin Costner/Robert Duvall (Open Range)
Open Range.

One of the best westerns ever...

The cinema is astounding in it's beauty. If you like horses, they are to die for in this flick. I like cats, but a horse is truly an amazing animal too.

Meow.
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Message 65220 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 14:22:29 UTC

I am sending a donation....
Kitties need help here.
40 or so kitties.
The humane society can only do so much for them, and then they need forever homes.

I MAY be able to home one of them here, if my 3 will allow. That still leaves a lot of cats who need love and care.

It is not their fault. Some humans are just misguided, and do not realize that unlimited breeding of cats is not without consequences. My 3 were fixed as kittens.

Cats can and will overbreed their territory. It is what cats do. It is up to their caretakers to control this behavior.
I admire those who raise and care for breeding bloodlines.
I know a Maine Coon breeder who Lori got two of her wonderful kitties from.
She has morals, and limits her breeding practices rigidly.
She has strict limits on who's genes mix with who's.
She breeds for color, personality, and the basic manner of the cat.
If she has one who for any reason, does not represent the species properly, they are not further bred.
And that is why Lori's pair are such a wonderful couple of brothers.
These cats will look you in the eyes and TALK to you.


Although a full blooded certifiable Maine Coon can sell for hundreds of dollars, that is not what she is about......
She really cares about the bloodline and the heritage of that breed of cat.
They are special, and need such protection.
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Message 65221 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 14:52:02 UTC
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Message 65224 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 17:05:43 UTC

And in the 'you got to be kidding me' department..........

Never get drunk and try to pet a tiger........
As much as I like kitties of all sorts, not even I would be that stupid.
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Message 65227 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 17:57:11 UTC - in response to Message 65213.  

Jord may not care if you post extreme views, but I certainly do.

It's not that I don't care. I just said I don't mind that people post their (extreme) views, half because that view may not be seen as extreme by others, half because it's the poster's opinion. I'm here to moderate these boards, not to babysit everyone and tell you what to say and when.

Are we to give people freedom of opinion, freedom of speech?
I'm all for it, hence why a lot of hostile comments, even in my direction, can still be found on these boards. I also still follow the moderator rule of "Don't let your personal opinions or moods affect your moderation decisions. You may not delete a post simply because you disagree with it or dislike its author. If you find yourself getting angry, take a break."

Aside from that, by the time I'd read the red-x reports and came back to this thread, Gary and Chris had commented on it already, with quotes. I can't then go hide posts because that kills the animated discussion. Now at least people are free to react to Mark that they think he went too far with that, or that they side with him on it. Even the non-responding nodders at home.

Just needed that off my chest. :)
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Message 65232 - Posted: 3 Nov 2015, 19:39:58 UTC - in response to Message 65213.  
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Jord may not care if you post extreme views, but I certainly do. When I read things you have written here such as:

...I do not like illegals. They should be shot on sight.
Every single one. ...

I am relieved that no woman could ever stand you long enough to have a child with you. At least the hatred will end with you.

No, hate will live forever.
I did not create it. It shall not die with me.
And I am not nearly as hateful a person as some would like to attribute me as being.
I have some subjects I am particularly upset with, and I grant you, my choice of words in talking about them DOES get a bit out of hand at times.
That is my fault, and I guess I have to accept the heat that comes down on me for being so brash.

I should have said....they should be deported on sight.
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Message 65382 - Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 10:00:11 UTC

Time for Mark to go putting out of the rough again.
Might be time for a 5 iron.

You see, at one time, I was the talk of the town on Seti. Cats, computers, RAC.
Nowadays, I am not so sure what or who shall present it or themselves for me when I am allowed to return to the boards.

I suspect I am on more ignore lists than any human being on the planet on Seti.
And while I just might be, please do note that I am not particularly troubled by it.
Those who wish to ignore me do not know me, my troubles, my state of mind, or at least don't care to witness my usual alcohol fueled crash and burn episodes.
So be it. If it gives them greater peace of mind to ignore me, then so go on your merry way and so shall I.

As Lori has said to me, "Mark, you have a beautiful mind."

Yes, I do. And if you cannot accept the fact that it takes me at times places you have never been or are able to go, I am sorry that you cannot follow me at times.

Watch 'Good Will Hunting' again, please.

Try to accept the fact that I sometimes seek out places others do not go. It's not scary really, just exercises of the mind.
And mine takes me at time far beyond the norm, but I have never been the norm. Anything but.

I don't suspect any change in that momentum in my life until I pass. I seek out new thoughts, new science, new music. New kitties....MEOW!!! To boldly go, as the catch line goes.

To put it bluntly, I can either be a thorn in your side, OR, a source of almost unlimited entertainment, amusement, or enlightenment.
Your choice, friends, as well as mine.

Meow for now,
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Message 65383 - Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 10:11:31 UTC

Here, I'll front load it for you........

Good Will Hunting.

Oh, it was just history......elementary.
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Message 65384 - Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 10:32:57 UTC

My grief, in the middle of the night, need not be yours to bear, my friends.
Just witness, add comment if you must or wish to, and know that my life is rather fine, as far as most go.

It shall not end unexpectedly, or by my own hand. I have promised you this many times, and my stand on that has not changed.
Only my Lord above determined when and how I shall leave this stage and this world.

Peace be with you all.

The question has been asked in the Cafe......
What would you like under the proverbial Christmas tree?
The true meaning of Christmas...a bit early this year.

Peace on earth, goodwill toward men. And so speaketh the kittyman.
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Message 65429 - Posted: 14 Nov 2015, 2:16:38 UTC

Well I guess that bit about peace on earth, goodwill towards all men has been shattered today in Paris. May God bless the French and help them cope with this barbaric terrorist act.

I do not understand, and I am GLAD I do not understand, what can make a man take the life of another under such circumstances.

I have been accused of many 'outside of the box' opinions, but NONE of them would make me take the life of another, no matter how strongly my belief in them.

ISIS apparently has expressed approval of this tragedy, but as best I can tell it is the work of some French repatriots returning from Syria...other than that hint, I don't believe any group or faction has officially claimed responsibility for the attacks.

At times I must confess, I am more saddened by this world every day.

Meowcry.
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