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by Mongoose42
Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's going on in America?
Replies: 38
Views: 8822

I find it interesting that a small comment can arouse so much passion and strong emotion. Regarding the US's action in the world, I would tend to agree with EmptyMan. However, I did not get the impression that Mingshey was attacking the US in his post. I take it as a compliment that a situation like...
by Mongoose42
Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 15801

You believe in certain rules because of your religious persuasion. Many other people share these same views. However, as you point out, not all of them let it affect their voting patterns. Why not? Because to push rules, which you only believe in because of your religion, onto other people is equiv...
by Mongoose42
Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 28550

There's been hysteria aplenty about this election from both sides, many claiming the U.S. will cease to exist as a viable nation if their candidate doesn't win. The U.S. government is more than just the president, powerful though that office is. I suppose that is a big difference... here people sta...
by Mongoose42
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 28550

I am not as pessimistic as I might sound. It is one thing to read about the checks and balances, but I was trying to show a view of a contentious political system that I support in its entirety. The entire political system is geared to avoiding a tyranny by the opposite actions of powerful forces. I...
by Mongoose42
Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 28550

It is interesting the number of people outside the US in this forum that can't understand the American voting/political system and yet act just like Americans. I'm not sure this came out the way you meant it. To clarify, someone said they could not understand how educated people could vote for Bush...
by Mongoose42
Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 28550

It is interesting the number of people outside the US in this forum that can't understand the American voting/political system and yet act just like Americans. This is what I mean: A large portion of US politics is based on voters who blindly follow a candidate. Both sides of the debate shovel out s...
by Mongoose42
Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 28550

Ok I see your point, but what about civilian politicians who enter the military with the sole purpose of being a star reporter. Also, if a president can't initiate a preemptive military strike to remove a known terrorist before a 9/11, then why are so many people saying Bush did nothing to stop the ...
by Mongoose42
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 28550

It is more than just rhetoric, the information came from the book Dereliction of Duty by the soldier that was near Clinton at all times because his job was to carry the breifcase with all the nuke launch codes. All presidents can be attacked for their policy decisions, but the truth is all president...
by Mongoose42
Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 28550

If memory serves, Clinton had the option of taking out several of the most wanted terrorist leaders (agencies were in place a waiting the go ahead) but not wanting to interrupt his golf game or the economy never ordered the strikes. Also to blame Bush for the 9/11 attacks just because he benifited f...
by Mongoose42
Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pope on pogo stick
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

I can't wait for it to show up in the US :lol:
by Mongoose42
Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is this not *cool*?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

WOW, when they said Madison was big in science and engineering I didn't realize how big. In a few years it could rival MIT. The project sounds cool (a bunch of nerds wracking their brains for a common goal for x months out of the year) but it doesn't have enough to do with chemistry for my tastes. :...
by Mongoose42
Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I need a book
Replies: 0
Views: 460

I need a book

Does anyone know of a latin translation of Socrates Oedipus Rex on the internet?
by Mongoose42
Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: RATATATATATATA. KA-BOOM! You're (truly) dead.
Replies: 63
Views: 11859

Hello again Peter, I have been lurking in this thread for about a week and now I have something to say. Several requests were made for civility toward each other in the posts. I would like to extend that request to the humans being discussed in the posts. It is one thing to say you disagree with Bus...
by Mongoose42
Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Oedipus help
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

I found the passage in Perseus, a much clearer translation. The problematic translation was a condensed translation that used the term hunt.
Thank you for your responses.

Another case where the english lanuguage fails to have the clarity of more refined languages.
by Mongoose42
Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Oedipus help
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Oedipus help

Hopefully someone with a knowledge of ancient Greek can answer my question. In the exodos of the Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex, the translation says: From one to another of us he went, begging a sword, Hunting his wife who was not his wife Does the original greek word for hunting refer to seeking or h...
by Mongoose42
Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Totally off-topic but....
Replies: 34
Views: 6611

I got both invites and I used the one from CH K.
Thank you to both of you.
From what I've seen Gmail looks very nice. :D
by Mongoose42
Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Totally off-topic but....
Replies: 34
Views: 6611

I finaly have a need for a new email account.
If anyone still has invitations, my address is Davinci at woodlandworship dot com.
Thank you
by Mongoose42
Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Your school classes.
Replies: 99
Views: 19998

I am very happy to see so many scientists on this site. There must be a conection between language and science. As for school classes: h.s senior: College English Calculus Chemistry independant research :D Choir AP History And a computer Latin Course outside of school for credit In the US, every now...
by Mongoose42
Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Adobe Reader's Voice
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Does the tool work well enough to be used to teach latin pronunciation?
I know several people were looking for Latin audio samples.
by Mongoose42
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: kill philosophy
Replies: 16
Views: 12245

Re: kill philosophy

Art is love. Philosophy is loneliness. If philosophy is loneliness, why is there such a community of people that stand around discussing philosophy? Isn't textkit founded on a group of people that spend much of their time pursuing intelectual philosophies and knpwledge? Maybe its like smoking. They...
by Mongoose42
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Fairest Goddess That Ever Lived
Replies: 60
Views: 42573

As a male I can say that sometimes brains is more attractive than physical appearence. That could just be because I am a nerd with no life but 7 people have agreed with me :lol: .
by Mongoose42
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Thought I would say hello...
Replies: 17
Views: 3723

Greetings
It's nice to see more poeple from the midwest in the forum.
Also, much respect to you for working with youths.
I hope you will spends some time in the Latin section and not just the Greek.
by Mongoose42
Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is America Going Cuckoo?
Replies: 28
Views: 6792

Re: Is America Going Cuckoo?

First, the Open Board, in addition to member introductions, etc., may be also used to "chat about off-topic issues." Second, which public am I attacking on personal beliefs? Point taken. I have no problem with the expression of political views in the open forum. I am also an avid student of America...
by Mongoose42
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is America Going Cuckoo?
Replies: 28
Views: 6792

Re: Is America Going Cuckoo?

I guess it would explain characters like Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz and, my favorite, the Top Chimp: George W. Bush. I find it interesting that you choose to repeatedly [/i] use an intellectual forum to attack a public based on personal beliefs and not on tested facts. Perhaps you are merely obses...
by Mongoose42
Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Grand Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 2646

Thank you, the past tests are exactly what I was looking for.
by Mongoose42
Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Fairest Goddess That Ever Lived
Replies: 60
Views: 42573

Hera spent her time torturing the demigods her husband loved to make with mortals, aphrodite was the joy and bain of all men with her double-edged looks. Aside from coming from a really bad headache Athena was actually civil as a goddess. I vote Athena, because wisdom and military shrewdness are bet...
by Mongoose42
Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: When and how Achilleus died?
Replies: 24
Views: 5658

I'll second the whole dipping in the river styx to make him invulnerable except for his second ankle. It would be possible to kill someone by slicing their Achilles tendon because it would make their foot useless and cause massize blood loss. That, and any mostly invulnerable being can be killed by ...
by Mongoose42
Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Best Film Ever
Replies: 39
Views: 8356

You call these choices classics?
What about great actors like Sidney Poitier, or the movies were cheesy lines arn't used to express an emotion, it is seen in the acting of cast?

P.S. LOTR Return of the King was slightly depressing after having read the book. I wanted to see the Dunedain.
by Mongoose42
Fri May 28, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Grand Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 2646

Grand Finale

I am nearing the completion of my Latin studies in school for this year, but as I am self taught I have no available form of final test. I have worked through the first and second part of D'Ooge and am seeking a reasonably comprehensive Latin to English translation test. Please post any suggestions ...
by Mongoose42
Fri May 28, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Fairest Goddess That Ever Lived
Replies: 60
Views: 42573

Speaking of learning from past mistakes, include Eris and no one will care to begin with. :lol:
by Mongoose42
Fri May 21, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a question about "non"
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

In this case would non modify erant so as to negate the sentance "the rivers were wide and deep" to "it is false that the rivers were wide and deep"?
by Mongoose42
Tue May 18, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 294
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

ingrid70 wrote: So my translation would be:
Truly there is some good fortune in the life of every man.
Thanks, I was way off :oops: .
by Mongoose42
Mon May 17, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 294
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

I got as far as 298 and I got another snag:
Est Vero in vita cuiusque hominis aliqua bona fortuna.

I have:
Truly he is in life that which is the good fortune of any man.

(I am beginning to dislike pronouns)


:x
by Mongoose42
Mon May 17, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Troy - The movie
Replies: 61
Views: 14055

Sadly, the biggest support for the movie comes from American teenage girls who don't care who Homer is, but like the fact that the line up of actors looks more like a beauty pagent than an epic history. This is a great disappointment after the success that LOTR had by sticking close to the orignal s...
by Mongoose42
Thu May 13, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is GWB saying?
Replies: 16
Views: 4282

No. My intention was to vilify and mock GWB, and show him for what he is: a pimp! Seeing as your goal was to vilify Bush, please elaborate on why you think the only reason the US is in Iraq is for political and monetary gains. As for the reason we have not attacked Saudi Arabia, notice the nations ...
by Mongoose42
Thu May 13, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: We Know Just About Nothing Again!
Replies: 174
Views: 110635

Ok time to lay off the drugs man, they are not good for you. Nice Rant, but first of all the arguements that have been made here do not say that nothing exists and that everything is a dream, they say that the possibility of another explanation exists so doubt exists about what is real or absolute....
by Mongoose42
Wed May 12, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 294
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

BLD 294

The Sentence in question is: Ille fortis Germanorum dux suos convocavit et hoc modo animos eorim confirmavit. I have managed to hack out: At that fortress of the Germans the leader gathered his men and confirmed their spirits with this method (or plan). Is this a feasible translation and can suos me...
by Mongoose42
Wed May 12, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: We Know Just About Nothing Again!
Replies: 174
Views: 110635

Are you blind or have you ever known someone who is blind?
by Mongoose42
Thu May 06, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A close neighbor
Replies: 14
Views: 3782

According to the legends the Romans came out of another small civilization called Latinum (I believe). The similarities between Latin and Etruscan can be seen as the one being a primative form of another. All of the Italian civilizations probably spoke a similar language that was incorperated into L...
by Mongoose42
Wed May 05, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A close neighbor
Replies: 14
Views: 3782

A close neighbor

Has anyone ever heard of or studied the Etruscan Language?