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Philosophical Meanderings

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Any subject. I will start.

    I submit that we are all lab rats.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Then I'm a dumb rat and can't find the cheese.  This maze sucks.  When I get out of here, I'm going to bite the researcher and give him the plague.

      1. lorlie6 profile image84
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Now that's one awesome attitude, Shades-I like your style!

    2. spconlin profile image80
      spconlinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If we are lab rats, who then is conducting the experiment?

    3. Daniel Carter profile image89
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I concur, however, I would like to edit that as "lab brats."

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    the truth finally. big_smile

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    If something is a legal activity why would you need to ask permission, and get a permit or license to conduct something that does not break the law.

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      An example would be if you wished to fly...even though it would be legal to flap your wings and do so, to do it in a plane you need a license...LOL

      Sorry Mr. Fontes...just kidding smile

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
        Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        That is a good point.  If it is legal to fly a plane, why would you need to obtain and pay for a license to engage in a legal activity.

        This is just a philisophical question that makes me go Hmmmm!

        lol

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The fact is, the FAA regulates flying for commercial aircraft for a reason...You wouldn't want an inexperienced pilot flying you around the friendly skys.

          It wouldn't be fair for say a commercial carrier to have to pay  the bureaucratic requirements and not private or single engine pilots.

          Besides getting a permit to learn isn't that high. EAA Non-Owned Aircraft Liability Insurance Plans are not as expensive as you'd think.

          A Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) can issue the student pilot certificate at a cost of approximately $50. 

          You have to be trained...after all you don't want to end up killing yourself or someone on the ground. wink

          1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
            Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Of course you make complete sense.

            I was simply meandering philosophically.

    2. spconlin profile image80
      spconlinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Licensing is the factor that makes it legal. I would also counter with the question, why would we be able to get a license to commit a crime?

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
        Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It is legal for me to have a pool in my backyard.  I need a permit to build it?  Huh.  Permit=permission

        Why would you need permission to do something that you can do anyway?

  4. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    I have always wondered whose bright idea it was to put glass shelves in refrigerators? Not very deep I know but still........ does not seem like a particularly bright idea to me.

    1. spconlin profile image80
      spconlinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent question. I think it is to make it easy to find the strange unidentifiable items hiding in the back of the fridge.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    We have wandered…

    1. Ohma profile image78
      Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah sorry, My Pennsylvania Dutch really shows in my writing sometimes.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    You have not wandered.

    1. spconlin profile image80
      spconlinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, I have. The problem is that I have wandered beyond the keyboard and have reported my path.

      1. spconlin profile image80
        spconlinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        that should have been "not reported".

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    Same here Arthur. If it is larger than 12 feet one needs a permit. shhh, don't tell anyone I have broken the law.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My city is taking overhead photographs of the city to locate decks, sheds, and pools that were built without permits.

      They are going to fine the homeowner eventually.  We have a helicopter almost daily wandering around above the city.

 
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