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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: 10589

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: 19946

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: 33467

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: 33467

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: 33467

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: 33467

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: 33467

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: 33467

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: 33467

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: 1246

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: 2447

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: 556

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: 14347

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: 1839

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: 1839

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: 8058

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: 8058

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: 23740

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: 1432

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 10, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Thought I would say hello...
Replies: 17
Views: 4564

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: 8179

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: 8179

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: 3047

Thank you, the past tests are exactly what I was looking for.
by Mongoose42
Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: When and how Achilleus died?
Replies: 24
Views: 6602

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: 9927

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: 3047

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 21, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a question about "non"
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

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: 3476

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: 3476

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: 16556

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: 5090

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
Wed May 12, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 294
Replies: 4
Views: 3476

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
Thu May 06, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A close neighbor
Replies: 14
Views: 4589

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: 4589

A close neighbor

Has anyone ever heard of or studied the Etruscan Language?
by Mongoose42
Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 249
Replies: 3
Views: 2891

sine mora :oops:
by Mongoose42
Wed Apr 28, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 249
Replies: 3
Views: 2891

BLD 249

I have for the third time come across "summo terrore commoti" and I have narrowed the translation to "filled with utmost terror" but this never fits well into the whole sentence being: Hostes ubi pontem quem Romani fecerant viderunt, summo terrore commoti, sine more fugam parare inceperunt. Any sugg...
by Mongoose42
Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 62427

Second, I am amazed to hear that the maximum amount of lashes for a Roman Governor to punish some one with was 39! Ok, a quick histroy lesson. The Jews during and before this time were very sensative about death, the dead were religously unclean and infectious. The 39 lashes comes from the Old Test...
by Mongoose42
Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40181

I know similar questions have been posted, however: Is there a latin-english translation for the stories such as Terror Cimbricus. I am using these passages for a test in an idependant study and the teacher (or sponsor) doesn't know enough to translate the passage himself. I have used the key as far...
by Mongoose42
Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: qui est qui?
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

qui est qui?

Is it necessary to memmorize what all of the interrogative pronouns and such are and what they mean?

I.E.
Qui
Cuius
Cui
Quem
Quo
by Mongoose42
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Another introduction, sorry guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2892

Greetings
Lets hear it for schools with independant studies. My study last for one semester at ninety minutes a day. How long does yours last?