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#2256309 Facebook Politics

Posted by Kurb on 12 June 2013 - 08:02 AM

poo almost forgot my favorite

 

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not because it's bad or anything, but because she had to repeatedly ask the manchildren at r/atheism to stop posting her picture everywhere and to stop harassing her. i cannot emphasize enough how awful that place is

 

 

Would bang




#2256297 Top to Bottom

Posted by Kurb on 12 June 2013 - 07:37 AM

Some has some Panther Glasses on this morning.




#2256088 Game Of Thrones Grown Up Talk. Do Not Enter Unless You Have Finished All The...

Posted by Kurb on 11 June 2013 - 08:19 PM

Why? The mystery of his mother can be addressed without John Snow being alive. I think he is dead. If he comes back it will be as a white walker.

Some other thoughts. Maester Aemon is right about who Azor Ahai is and the smoke and salt that is referenced in AA's rebirth is not a metaphor but a location

Who did he say it was?

Edit* nm


#2254965 Why Do You Believe What You Believe? - - a thread to expound on your ideologi...

Posted by Kurb on 10 June 2013 - 06:34 PM

The Roads NEVER. Traveled. By Floppin


#2254812 Why Do You Believe What You Believe? - - a thread to expound on your ideologi...

Posted by Kurb on 10 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

Floppin should write a book.


#2254460 Why Do You Believe What You Believe? - - a thread to expound on your ideologi...

Posted by Kurb on 10 June 2013 - 10:02 AM

FWIW I have great envy of folks with exciting lives and great adventures from childhood.

 

I've lived a rather quiet eventless life, nothing exceptionally out of the ordinary and many times I wish I hadn't.




#2254456 Why Do You Believe What You Believe? - - a thread to expound on your ideologi...

Posted by Kurb on 10 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

the most mean spirited poster is madhatter and for some reason conservatives never have anything to say about him, presumably because he's "on their side"

p sure you have that title :)

 

 

 

Hatter gets called out as well.




#2254438 Why Do You Believe What You Believe? - - a thread to expound on your ideologi...

Posted by Kurb on 10 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

Ok...

 

 

I was born August 1979. So I'm 33.

 

Grew up in about as rural of an area as one could find. Rural Sampson County, NC (Google map to a place called Ingold NC, my parents live 4 miles north of there) The area has some exceptional people, but exist in an exceptional bubble. "Most" everyone shops at the same place, Most everyone eats at the same restaurant, Most everyone believes the same things, etc etc. The area is likely 99.99% Southern Christian Affiliate churches (Baptist, Presby, Free Will Living Run the Aisles screaming etc). I attended one version of these most of the time.

 

Growing up my family was solidly in the Lower Middle class. We were not starving and had a normal home to live in , but lived very controlled lives. We rarely vacationed after I turned 8 or so and when we did it was to visit family in Florida or go to some random Racoon Hunting Trial. My Father is a product of a depression era farm family. He works to relax, He works to work, work work work is really only thing he knows. He was a farmer and worked as a Mechanic for NCDOT for the early parts of my life. This became too much for even him and around my 6th birthday or so he just worked his DOT job. He eventually climbed up to become a Shop supervisor and retired with 35+ years in a few years back. My relationship with him was strained pretty much my entire life. I work to be able to not work, he worked to be able to work. We just never really understood each other, that said, since he has retired and my Grandmother passed away, our relationship has improved dramatically.  ---My mother was a Bank teller in Turkey, NC for a long long time, during Tax season she worked at HnR Block to add some extra cash.   I forget the year, I think it was 1994 or so, my folks built a 2600 head Pig Nursery and Contracted with Murphy Brown farms. Mom stopped working at the bank/taxes and took care of that while my dad stay with the NCDOT. I grew up working in the barns (we built another a few years later) and absolutely hated it. It's likely the reason I wanted to leave and go to college. I've always been close to with my Mom, almost to a fault. 

 

I was a loner for most of my childhood. Growing up an only child, never really in day care, and living so far in the sticks I didn't have anyone to really socialize with. This lead to an awkward kid for most of my early grade school years. Somewhere around 2nd/3rd grade I was diagnosed with ADD and started popping ritalin. I was a straight A student, 2nd in class until 8th grade when I started refusing to take it. I feel down to a mid C student and limped through High School and College that way not really learning anything along the way. But I got my degree and started trying to grab onto my "dream job" working for the state, NCDENR.

 

I shipped off to Ahoskie, NC and took a poo job right out of college doing sampling at sites contaminated by leaking underground fuel storage tanks. Stayed there around 9 months then got a job working for NCDENR inspecting dairy farms out of Mooresville, NC. There i met all the fine Huddlers I know today and also met my wife.

 

All of my pals from College stayed in Wilmington so I was desperate to get back, so much that I almost lost my Wife-to-be trying to transfer back. After about 2 years in Charlotte I moved back "home" to Wilmington and married the best thing that ever happened to me.

 

Shortly after finding out we were expecting (again, lost one :( ) I was laid off from my "Dream Job". I had enjoyed my work, but always had complaints. It was too easy, too low end, and too hard of a ceiling. A couple Huddlers had chatted with my about trying new avenues, but I was lost in my comfort zone. Out of work, with no skills of note, I was fuged.  I took my 3 months severance and looked for work every day and quickly realized I had done nothing to culture myself as a person.  Once the severance ran out I was on unemployment for about 6 weeks until I took a job operating the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge making  a cool 24k a year, which was roughly 100$ a month more than unemployment. It was a very low point in my life. I was tempted several times to have an "accident" and get dead at work. The wife and new son would be set for awhile, until some better guy scooped her up, even went so far as to plan out some scenarios. During this time I guess I had my "PhillyB Nomad" moment. I had long stretches of time to just sit and think. Lots of self reflection and kindling of a fire of self improvement. Learned some long coming lessons about procrastination and the pitfalls of distraction. Finally, when I was near my wits end, I was offered a new position with NC, making more than I was, but now, in my new mindset, it wasn't enough by a long shot.

 

Now I am working on a major career change and making some significant progress with it. If things continue to move forward I hope to be able to turn my bride into a trophy wife till the lil one goes off to evil public schools and create a safety net for my family.

 

 

My current set of views are often conflicted and ever changing. Despite the opinions of people here I'm actually a pretty open minded person on several issues. Most recently some of our threads on the walls the Poverty put down for people and life advancement have really altered my opinion on that subject (Panthro of all people shaped my opinion on that).  Most of my view points tho come from what I have seen and experienced as a person and know them to be true *usually*. I also appreciate the good study, but I do not fool myself into thinking that all of said information is unbiased. I try desperately to keep confirmation bias out of my opinions.

 

Politically I want less Government influence in the lives of the Average American, I detest the fact that our system is being systematically raped by Big (insert industry here), and generally think America, despite it's flaws, still makes up the great collection of people on the planet. I believe the Government and Media manipulate us greatly to focus on our differences to keep us from realizing we are all being bullied by Uncle Sam. I don't think everyone "deserves" to go to College, but I do think everyone needs to learn a trade at minimum. Just like not everyone is "owed" a home, etc. At my heart I am a Constitutionalist I think and I feel every human should do everything possible to help themselves if they are to expect help from outside sources. For a long time I thought I related more to the "Right" especially fiscally and more to the Left on social issues. I am, however, learning that I don't really have a party anymore. I am Socially Liberal and Fiscally conservative, despite this forum telling me that is not possible. No longer am I a "small" Government guy as much as I promote "Efficient" Government. Working for the State of NC for almost a decade has shown me the Government needs a large dose of EFFICIENT and soon.

 

Spiritually I found myself at odds with my beliefs after meeting my wife. Two of her very best of friends are homosexual. I was told constantly these were disgusting, sinful, creatures that were burning in hell. I learned that people are people and according to the Bible I read it wasn't on me to judge them. I want equality for all races, religions, orientations b/c that's the job of the Government, to ensure equality. If religion wants to play the role of judge, well that's their sin. I believe the Bible and many of the texts inside, however, I take it as more a book of parables and lessons than anything. I believe the events happened, but I feel the lessons of humility, self sacrifice for your fellow man, and love are one of the most, if not the most important parts. It's a conflicted, backwards view but it's my own. God told me to love my fellow man and I try and do that to the best of my ability.

 

Dunno if I even answered the question

 

*rambles on...*

 




#2254229 Game of Thrones-HBO-Seasons 1, 2, 3

Posted by Kurb on 09 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

Someone who has read the books comfort me. I was planning on a lot more action happening this episode.


More stuff happens


#2254118 McNabb thinks Griffin is overexposed

Posted by Kurb on 09 June 2013 - 07:36 PM

Shoo shoooooo
Bant.


#2252604 AE, Panthers & High Marks in the same sentence (article)

Posted by Kurb on 07 June 2013 - 08:15 AM

Final year, does something, gets cut, Forum Explodes, Kurb laughs.




#2252334 Winning the Internet

Posted by Kurb on 06 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

Some kds just can't handle it.


#2252083 Supreme Court rules that DNA can be sampled without conviction and without wa...

Posted by Kurb on 06 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

Slippery slopes never amount to anything....




#2252075 Winning the Internet

Posted by Kurb on 06 June 2013 - 01:55 PM

Obviously GIF approved.




#2252040 Winning the Internet

Posted by Kurb on 06 June 2013 - 01:30 PM

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