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 on: Today at 04:33 PM 
Started by UTPride1992 - Last post by spemrick
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 on: Today at 04:33 PM 
Started by TNTBONE - Last post by TNTBONE
I have a Bach 36 nickel LW slide for sale. I am asking $650 plus shipping/fees. I am selling the slide because I finally converted my Shires .525 nickel slide to fit Bach.

Ser # 19XXX dates it to 1976. It is in very good condition with almost no lacquer wear and zero dents. Slide action is also very good with no wear to the inners. I have modified the slide tenon to fit a Bach 42 slide. I can include the original tenon if you would like to convert it back to fit a 36. I recommend keeping it as is though.

I am also interested in using it as a trade towards a Shires slide. Let me know what you have and we can discuss the deal.. Pics available on request. Email is:

 on: Today at 04:25 PM 
Started by MoominDave - Last post by drizabone
It's still a blanket removal of wealthy people if taken either literally or as a normal metaphor. If it's taken as a hyperbolic metaphor, then we open up a window a crack - it's very very hard if you're rich, specifically because you are rich. No amount of uncomfortable wriggling makes this convincingly go away - all the gospels have this, and all make it staggeringly plain. Sorry. I have no skin in this game - I'm just reading it as I go, and this is what it says.

I have bad news for you. This isn't what your holy book says. It's remarkably clear - being rich is bad news for your heavenly prospects. The rich young man is devout but unwilling to forego his lifestyle; the disciples are held up as the exemplars - people who abandoned all they had to follow Jesus around. Which of these are most devout people like?

I agree with you, but you're still missing the point.  vv23... removes everyone from the list of those who are able to earn their way into heaven.  Rich or poor.  But in this situation it was the rich who needed the point emphasised, maybe because they were more self sufficient than the poor and thought that they could get in by doing the right things.

Really, it is rather hard to see how almost any of the well-established series of churches that Christianity has spawned fit this at all. The big denominations in particular are fabulously wealthy, making great show of ornate ritual. Monks and nuns live simple lives - but they need people to manage the money for them. Jesus's aspiration is almost impossible to uphold. About the only people I can think who've convincingly managed to do so are hermit preachers, the Mediaevals who went to live on a rock perched out in the ocean.

I agree with a lot of this.  Who was it that said 'that the love of money is the root of all evil'?

Being wealthy in itself isn't sinful, but just comes with temptations.  As Dusty says, those who are poor have issues too, just different ones.  Maybe not as many.

I don't know. Is it cheating? I imagine that some would disagree, but are those that would disagree of importance? Who are they?

I expect some would disagree with me too, but they aren't of any importance :)

 on: Today at 04:18 PM 
Started by MoominDave - Last post by drizabone
He's saying that if only a few are to be saved, then a great many people who think they're in that bunch are in for the disappointment of a lifetime. So many Christians.

"Narrow gate" was a good metaphor when Christianity was a small local concern struggling to establish itself. Not so much since it became a world-dominating thing.

I agree, I think there are a lot of people who look like christians and may claim to be christians but aren't followers of Jesus. Its not my job to judge who is really in and who isn't, but we are told to help fellow travellers stay on track. 

We're reading now about a lot of the Pharisees, Saducees, High Priests, scribes etc, those who you would expect to be in the in crowd, who were opposed to Jesus, ie in christian terms they would not be "in".  I expect that the same has been the case throughout the history of christendom.

 on: Today at 04:09 PM 
Started by Andrew Meronek - Last post by Andrew Meronek

Seeing Trump so far, I predict he will say this is all fake news.

 on: Today at 03:58 PM 
Started by Bellend - Last post by Andrew Meronek
Is his considered a "smile" embouchure?

Definitely not. Dude's solid.

Both of those tunes are fun, and surprisingly tough to nail down. Not just Dorsey's stuff - the ensemble stuff is tricky.

 on: Today at 03:54 PM 
Started by Andrew Meronek - Last post by Andrew Meronek
To be clear, this story is not about illegal drugs like cocaine, crank, or marijuana; it is about legal drugs sold illegally (i.e. prescription drugs without proper prescription controls) and then effectively legally thanks to a pliant Congress and lobbying.

 on: Today at 03:46 PM 
Started by Bellend - Last post by robcat2075
Is his considered a "smile" embouchure?

 on: Today at 03:21 PM 
Started by Andrew Meronek - Last post by robcat2075
There were a ton of white people smoking marijuana at my 99% white Lutheran college.

How has it not gotten legalized yet?

I suspect the reason a legalize-it-because-of-the-white-users movement hasn't succeeded for marijuana is that it's pretty invisible to use.

Unless someone searches you and finds it there aren't many tell-tales signs like desperate finances and addiction behavior and ruined health to out you.

White people rarely get searched but black people get searched just because they were out driving their car.

It's effectively legal for white people already.

 on: Today at 03:09 PM 
Started by slide advantage - Last post by robcat2075
It seems now the thing was concocted on the spot to make it sound like previous Presidents were more negligent than himself

Trump also admitted during the press conference that he had not yet been in touch with the families of four fallen Green Berets killed in Niger on Oct. 4.

“I’ve written them personal letters. They’ve been sent, or they’re going out tonight,” he said, adding later: “I’m going to be calling them. I want a little time to pass.”

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