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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,948
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Be Seeing You (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)


I will repeat myself.
the number one reason people do not donate to non-profits is they haven't been asked. I still haven't been asked.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

This has been my favorite recurring feature of this site by far. It was usually the very first activity of my weekend. I will miss it enormously. I have been introduced to so many new aspects of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-01-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,192
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Penny For Your Thoughts (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

I tried to tell you, Bob. Make an ask. Number one reason people give for not donating to a good cause - "I have never been asked." I know this is true because I would make a gift to support you if...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Bob, Bob, Bob....

The first rule of 501c3 success is to learn how to make the ask. I have never heard you make a proper ask. I would be delighted to coach you. I am a very successful fund...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-23-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,084
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Reach Out and Touch Someone (Evan Smith & Joshua Trevino)

Evan Smith makes me proud to be from Austin. He is respectful but calls people on their BS. He always leaves me wanting more.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-18-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,724
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: The More Things Change (Robert Wright & Eli Lake)

"Speaking of which, and considering that the topic is 'sharia'. Remember the case that opponents of sharia always bring up when talking about the threat of sharia? The New Jersey judge who ruled...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-31-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,222
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Lessons Learned: Breivik's Manifesto (Wajahat Ali & Mollie Ziegler Hemingway)

(remember, T McVeigh was an athiest)

Timothy McVeigh was born and raised a Catholic. He was confirmed in a Christian church in the 80's. He did not calim to be an agnotic until 2001 - after he...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-31-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,222
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Lessons Learned: Breivik's Manifesto (Wajahat Ali & Mollie Ziegler Hemingway)

I don't know about the "right wing" terrorist attacks in Europe but in the US they attack government buidings with day care centers and kill innocents, they attack and kill judges, they kill...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-30-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,509
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Science Saturday: String Wars

I couldn't agree more. It was science. It had controversy presented in an atmosphere of mutual respect. It was comprehensible by a non-scientist (me). Yet I presume it was of interest to those...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,304
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: National Security Mother-Daughter Edition (Heather Hurlburt & Carol Hurlburt)

What an interesting story about FOX vs. MSNBC and their make up and hair applications. I wonder if any male Bloggingheads would comment on their own experiences in this realm. I appear frequently...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-23-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,027
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Science Saturday: Sexist Skeptics (Ann Althouse & Rebecca Watson)

Ann Althouse on Science Saturday. This does not bode well for the weekend. Yuck.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-30-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 33,005
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Obama, Birtherism, and Racism (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

I have always found it fasciniating to listen to these two brilliant and well educated black men talk about race and racism in America. They have changed my own thoughts on the subject in profound...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,646
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Science Saturday: Complexity All the Way Down (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Hey George,
I have a friend who recently moved to Santa Fe and was miserable because she couldn't find the intellecutual community. She was considering moving back when she discovered the Sante Fe...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,557
Posted By ohcomeon
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-21-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,432
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Organic Beet Farm Edition (Annie Lowrey & Tim Carney)

Thank you for the sensible discussion around donations for Japan. If you designate it to the disaster relief fund or "where the need is greatest" you are allowing your gift to be used to do the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-18-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,146
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Nuclear Power After Japan (John Horgan & Rod Adams)

As I listen to the speculation about why American authorities tell Americans to get at least 50 miles from the reactor while Japanese officials look at the same data and only say 20 miles, I wonder...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-17-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,146
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Nuclear Power After Japan (John Horgan & Rod Adams)

One aspect of this situation that I have not seen discussed is the human and economic toll of evacuating far more people than the earthquake and tsunami would have otherwise required. I know little...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-06-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,765
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Super Bowl Saturday (Alyssa Rosenberg & Hampton Stevens)

The female way of being a sports fan is exactly the same as the male way of being a sports fan minus the idea that women, no matter how they are dressed, are nothing but ornaments. There is a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-17-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,332
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Denial of Service (Robert Wright & Catherine Fitzpatrick)

The idea that the government spying on private citizens (wiretapping) is the same as the citizens knowing what our government employees are doing and saying is ridiculous. I am not taking the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,388
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: It Could Be Worse (Monica Potts & Peter Suderman)

I think I know why Mr. Suderman does not see the American voting population as unsophisticated.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-22-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By ohcomeon
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,557
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: Bob, the veneer theorist

BN - You called it perfectly.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-31-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,173
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: The Week in Blog: Iconoclastic Edition (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

I forgot to mention how laughable it is to talk about how Obama won't even meet with Governor Perry. Many Texas Republicans won't meet with Governor Perry. In an overwhlemingly Republican state...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-31-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,173
Posted By ohcomeon
Re: The Week in Blog: Iconoclastic Edition (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

It is always interesting to hear folks who don't live in a border state talk about "securing" the border. Unless we want to become like divided Germany was or Korea securing the border is totally...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-15-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 36,219
Posted By ohcomeon
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