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    Today, 07:52 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Death by tattoo. in Life
    I'm fairly certain he didn't, but as far as I know there is no direct evidence. He was a Jew, and Leviticus makes it clear not to tattoo oneself, so...
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    Today, 03:43 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Death by tattoo. in Life
    I know what communion is. Art is not desecration. Jesus is everyone's Savior. Even people with tattoos.
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    Today, 11:06 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Death by tattoo. in Life
    New Testament scipture reference please. eta: yeah, that's a trick question. There isn't one.
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    Today, 09:51 AM
    To quote JenJen from her TED talk, "Thanks! I even managed to put on matching socks, too!"
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    Today, 09:49 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Death by tattoo. in Life
    Any Christian that doesn't want to die doesn't really believe in how awesome Heaven will be. Maybe Jesus was hooking him up?!?
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    Who's this guy?! ;) Waaaaassssssssaaaaaaaaap?
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    Provider networks have been collapsing for the past many years. Our 'in network' provider options recently went from 1000s across 50 states to less...
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Old Bitter Crips in Life
    Race War!!! Quads vs Paras!!! Who's with me???!!! (As soon as I get back from Mt. Kilimanjaro it's ON!) :devil:
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    06-23-2017, 03:45 PM
    Stimulite Contour XS is my personal favorite cushion. Reliable. Stable. Machine washable. Awesome pressure mapping (for my bony butt). ...
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    06-22-2017, 08:44 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread All in One computer in Computers
    I've used an iMac since they came out. I have a custom built gaming rig PC, too, but for 99% of what I use a computer for the iMac has been ideal...
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    06-22-2017, 08:41 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Old Bitter Crips in Life
    I'm only 46, 12 years in, and it's already getting harder. I'm pretty good at compartmentalizations, so ignoring pissy people still comes easy. ...
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    06-22-2017, 07:27 AM
    Risking pressure sore either way is not acceptable IMO. Check your PMs.
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    06-21-2017, 09:40 PM
    I'd try to order a whole new cushion Next Day Air from an online retailer with one in stock. Gets you a cushion while you wait for replacement part...
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    06-16-2017, 06:33 AM
    I've never seen any 'weaponry' designed for quads to use in a self-defense scenario, and I'm pretty keen on this topic. Without decent upper...
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    06-07-2017, 09:29 AM
    I'd become intimately familiar with the order form. It includes a brief statement next to most measurements as to how they are done. It can vary...
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    06-07-2017, 09:21 AM
    Once a person isn't at risk of getting their back angle spec wrong, I totally agree, especially on a TiLite. IMO their mechanism for adjusting and...
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    06-06-2017, 04:39 PM
    Been through my fair share of ADI backs. I went back to sling for the simplicity and weight savings. TiLite, on their CAD sign-off document, and...
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    05-31-2017, 08:26 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread PC gaming in Computers
    Huh. I think it's the best FPS game since Quake 2, and that's saying a lot!
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    05-31-2017, 08:24 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread PC gaming in Computers
    Yep. Odditeee on PSN.
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    05-29-2017, 10:11 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread What tires should I buy? in Equipment
    My go-to mostly indoor tire is the Schwalbe Rightrun. Still 145psi, slight puncture resistance, with a touch of tread on the edges, and a smooth...
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    05-28-2017, 07:28 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Question about rims in Equipment
    I use nearly 3" tires (2.95") on 1" rims with no problems at all.
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    05-28-2017, 05:56 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread PC gaming in Computers
    I've been playing a ton of Overwatch recently. Super fun. I've got the reflexes of a 46 year old but I still do OK.
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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