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What We Are
What We Are
You ask my friends, you implore
What are we, what are we here for?
I'll answer friends, so you'll need ask no more
'Tis simple when you cut right down to the core
Discarding cant and fantasies of yore
We are but the grave worms store
Self preserving and ambulatore
That and nothing more.
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Aint Been Down To The Market
(With the big toe of one foot in "St. James Infirmary " and the big toe of the other foot in "Oh Didn't He Ramble")   I give you  -
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Ain't Been Down To The Market Today
Darlin' have you been down to the market today
Now what can you say
Can you tell me what you saw
Now what do you say
Was it apples, plums, and pears
In the market today
Myself I had to go out
Go out and ramble round
Ain't been down to the market today
Didn't make it to the butchers
To see the fresh meat layin' on that slab
Myself I had to go out
Go out and ramble round
Find myself some new ground
Big ole sun in the sky
Seemed so cold, like midwinter in July
While I was a walkin'round
While I was a ramblin' round
Lookin' for that new ground
'Neath that big ole sun in the sky
So darlin don't you see
Had no time for the market today
So won't you please tell me
Was it apples, plums, and pears
In the market today
Was there fresh meat in the butchers tray
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Back-Male by ztormbringer Back-Male :iconztormbringer:ztormbringer 1 1 IMG_5600 by ztormbringer IMG_5600 :iconztormbringer:ztormbringer 0 2

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The Best Case for God: Refuted
Pay it "Foreword"
I recently came across an ingenious website written to argue in favor of the existence of Yahweh, the Christian God.  The argument presented is impressive, if only for its crafty misdirection and intellectual sleight-of-hand.  The website is the work of Rich Deem, who seems very intelligent and well-educated.  In this way he provides evidence for Michael Shermer's quote, "smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons."
As I wrote this book, I began by focusing on the linked article about whether atheists have disproven God, and then branched out to other parts of the website later.  I then found even more interesting arguments from William Lane Craig and addressed them as well.  I've also included a fe
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If a Feminist Were Honest
What if a feminist were forced to say what’s really on her mind, like Jim Carrey’s character in Liar Liar?  This is how a poem by such a feminist might read.
I need feminism because…
Women need more,
Scholarships for college,
New business grants,
Other advantages,
Even though they already outnumber men,
In college and entrepreneurship.
We need more female CEO’s and political leaders,
But not more women in…
Forestry, sewage, or mining,
Truck driving, or taxi driving,
Or garbage collection,
Or more men on magazine covers,
Or higher-paid male models,
Or fewer men dying on the job,
Or fewer men dying in wars,
Or fewer homeless men,
Or fewer male suicides,
Or fewer men in prison.
You see, men losing is sexual dimorphism,
While women losing is sexism.
All women
Should be made EQUAL to
The most successful men
Whether they earn it or not.
That’s gender equality!
I need feminism because…
Fat shami
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Have not been here in an unbelievable amount of time.  Have not done any work in that same period of time.  One excuse, if there is any, was that for a long time I was taking a medicine that kicked my butt.  So tired I could hardly standup, and forget working.  You see in 1969 I contracted Hepatitis C and have had it since.  There is now a cure. Before I was looking at the only possibility of getting rid of it as a liver transplant at some time (though the reinfection rate within 6 months is near 100%) but there-is medicine to effect a cure in 3 to 6 months.   I am happy to say that I am now cured, 100% virus free.  The drug costs $36,000 per month. I was able to get into an investigational program which paid most or nearly all the cost.  But I , like many others who have taken it, nearly quit.  The fatigue and depression were nearly deadly; but I wanted to be free of the virus, so I gritted my teeth and swallowed my pills.  In time my lab tests showed less and less virus and that encouraged me to finish the trial.  One of the happiest days of my life was the day of a followup checkup when the doctor handed me a report on the last blood test. where she had written "No virus detected.  You are cured!"

     I'm a little disappointed though, I think I had an unrealistic and overoptimistic idea of how it would feel not to have the virus anymore.  Physically I only feel a little better, because, I think, of the extensive liver damage and the long time I had it and the effect it had on other organs, and that I'm 66 not 18 I ike I was when I got it (yes I had it my whole adult life)   Mentally, much improved,  I no longer have to awaken every morning wondering if this is the day it begins the final sequence of events that will culminate in death by massive organ failure.  That certainly changes your outlook!
   My body doesn't ache all the time, a bone deep ache, and though I'm tired, and tire easy, it"s no longer the the kind of tired no amount of sleep ever relives.  Now a nights sleep lets me start off refreshed and with some energy.
   Mentally as I said, much relived; except that while doing ultrasound imaging before I began the drug, to check the size and condition of the liver; they found something else I now have to worry about.
An Abdominal Aortic Anuerism or AAA as we like to call it.  As of right now I'm wait and see status to see if it grows any.  At 8cm I have no option but surgery.  It is scary because I can burst at anytime with no warning and almost no symptoms when it does.  Of those who have a AAA burst 90% die before an ambulance can arrive and of the 10% who survive until an ambulance, 90+% die before they can reach a hospital.  So a burst AAA s 99% fatal.  So I get now to worry about that, but at least it's quick and relatively painless, so I understand.
  • Listening to: silence as always
  • Reading: my palms, and I see a very very ...
  • Watching: the world go by
  • Playing: I don't play that!
  • Eating: Nothing that I wish I were
  • Drinking: Dr Pepper !!

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ztormbringer
Jerry D. Chrane
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: In the Hill Country of Texas
Favourite genre of music: JAZZ, ROCK 'N ROLL (oldies), R&B, Soul, some Latin, Carib. CLASSICAL
Favourite photographer: OneLuckyPhoto+1Year=1.8M$$AphotographerSnaped aShotofaBrownBear inaRiverMouthAgape-FishLeapingInto
Favourite style of art: Photography and Photomanipulation
Operating System: Vista (laptop) Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Acer Netbook)
Shell of choice: Lobster
Wallpaper of choice: Not peeling
Skin of choice: My own of course.
Favourite cartoon character: Foghorn Leghorn, Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Hagar the Horrible, Doonsbury (all)
Personal Quote: I am who I am.
Interests
Have not been here in an unbelievable amount of time.  Have not done any work in that same period of time.  One excuse, if there is any, was that for a long time I was taking a medicine that kicked my butt.  So tired I could hardly standup, and forget working.  You see in 1969 I contracted Hepatitis C and have had it since.  There is now a cure. Before I was looking at the only possibility of getting rid of it as a liver transplant at some time (though the reinfection rate within 6 months is near 100%) but there-is medicine to effect a cure in 3 to 6 months.   I am happy to say that I am now cured, 100% virus free.  The drug costs $36,000 per month. I was able to get into an investigational program which paid most or nearly all the cost.  But I , like many others who have taken it, nearly quit.  The fatigue and depression were nearly deadly; but I wanted to be free of the virus, so I gritted my teeth and swallowed my pills.  In time my lab tests showed less and less virus and that encouraged me to finish the trial.  One of the happiest days of my life was the day of a followup checkup when the doctor handed me a report on the last blood test. where she had written "No virus detected.  You are cured!"

     I'm a little disappointed though, I think I had an unrealistic and overoptimistic idea of how it would feel not to have the virus anymore.  Physically I only feel a little better, because, I think, of the extensive liver damage and the long time I had it and the effect it had on other organs, and that I'm 66 not 18 I ike I was when I got it (yes I had it my whole adult life)   Mentally, much improved,  I no longer have to awaken every morning wondering if this is the day it begins the final sequence of events that will culminate in death by massive organ failure.  That certainly changes your outlook!
   My body doesn't ache all the time, a bone deep ache, and though I'm tired, and tire easy, it"s no longer the the kind of tired no amount of sleep ever relives.  Now a nights sleep lets me start off refreshed and with some energy.
   Mentally as I said, much relived; except that while doing ultrasound imaging before I began the drug, to check the size and condition of the liver; they found something else I now have to worry about.
An Abdominal Aortic Anuerism or AAA as we like to call it.  As of right now I'm wait and see status to see if it grows any.  At 8cm I have no option but surgery.  It is scary because I can burst at anytime with no warning and almost no symptoms when it does.  Of those who have a AAA burst 90% die before an ambulance can arrive and of the 10% who survive until an ambulance, 90+% die before they can reach a hospital.  So a burst AAA s 99% fatal.  So I get now to worry about that, but at least it's quick and relatively painless, so I understand.
  • Listening to: silence as always
  • Reading: my palms, and I see a very very ...
  • Watching: the world go by
  • Playing: I don't play that!
  • Eating: Nothing that I wish I were
  • Drinking: Dr Pepper !!

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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much, sir!
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rollarius55 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the fave, Jerry!:D
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BluerainBlue Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the Fave.
Sorry for the delay. Been caring for my Mom for a year at home.
Recently had to put her in a nursing home for dementia.
Been visiting/helping her adjust most of day. She can't understand
why I won't take her home again. Very stressful.
Very heartbreaking for me.  Thank you again. ~Raymond    
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BluerainBlue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Fave.
Much appreciated.
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luvgenesis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
♥'n this. .. Jerry... you're an amazing person..
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rubenom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for fav Bert :D
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BluerainBlue Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Traditional Artist

Thank you very much for the Fave, Jerry. bluerainblue.deviantart.com/ar…  :)

Greatly appreciated. ~Ray

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BobBien Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Jerry: Thanks for the fave --- Bob
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for adding my work to your favorites, much appreciated. :artist: 
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