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CD Richards
Location: On walkabout
Gender: Male
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: June 2015
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I live in The Middle of Nowhere, Australia. I share my little piece of the Earth with one extraordinarily patient female of my species and a mini zoo consisting of Shetland ponies, alpacas, sheep, goats, a dog and a variable population of feral cats, rabbits, possums, rats, mice, snakes, spiders and other assorted critters (still working on the partridge in a pear tree).

In my spare time, I like moonlit walks on the beach, candlelit dinners and avoiding cliches.

I don't generally bite (much), so please feel free to say hi any time you feel like it.

Craig
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FanStory wrote to CD Richards: No Analogy Required finished third in the contest "Love Poem Poetry Contest"
October 7, 2020 at 12:13AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Craig!!

    October 7, 2020 at 10:34PM
    CD Richards: Thanks Charley and Helen :)
    October 8, 2020 at 3:37AM

CD Richards: "If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room."

- unknown
September 6, 2020 at 10:34PM
    mrsmajor: That's for sure, no one man has reached perfection...There's always something else to learn, another experience to open our eyes to the realities of life...For me, that room is way down the hall, and I'm not going that way...Thanks Craig...Good to see you!
    Victoria
    September 7, 2020 at 8:14AM
    CD Richards: Great to see you too, Victoria. I've missed your voice around here.
    September 7, 2020 at 8:29AM
    mrsmajor: I miss you too, Craig, I enjoyed your mindset...See you at the my Virtual Tea party, remember now it's on my sunny porch...no I haven't forgotten...Hugs!
    Victoria
    September 7, 2020 at 11:17PM

CD Richards: "Life was something you didn't argue with, because when it came down to it, whether you barracked for God or nothing at all, life was all there was. And death."

- Tim Winton, Cloudstreet
September 3, 2020 at 8:24PM

CD Richards: Public service announcement:

Would the law enforcement officials who repeatedly insist on strangling innocent, unarmed citizens to death please refrain from doing so. Such intimate contact could lead to the soon-to-be deceased person contracting COVID-19. It would be appreciated if you could just return to shooting them from a safe distance, as normal.

Additionally, please refrain from attacking and assaulting local and foreign journalists who inconsiderately report these human rights abuses.

Make America Sane Again. Thank you.
August 13, 2020 at 1:28AM
    DR DIP:
    August 13, 2020 at 4:28AM
    Colin John: Please, seems like its only Trump and most Republicans who want to try to stop all this nonsense, hopefully the few Democrats I have heard and have not yet had a brain freeze will get behind him.
    August 13, 2020 at 5:55PM
    mrsmajor: Interesting, Colin, although this isn't the political site, let me just say this...It might be a good idea if trump would stop sending his storm troopers in the middle of the peaceful protestors, something that all Americans have the constitutional right to do, and just deal with the criminals...the older fellow wasn't acting in any dangerous way, yet was beaten, gassed and hospitalized gassed...It seems to me it's trump, and his supporters that appear to be out of step to me...and no I'm neither a Democrat, Independent, or Republican...Just an American that disagrees with you..
    August 14, 2020 at 11:54AM
    Colin John: I am supprised at your reply,only that of the many children shot dead in Chicago and the assaults on police office by peaceful protesters,the blinding of the police officers by peaceful protesters that the democratic could have resolved with a proper police deterant. Whatever political persuation these are facts which have harmed Americans serverly. This is a poetry site where any point of view can be discussed and I see the anti-trump poems and attacks weekly. ps you must know these defenders of government property are not stormtroopers?
    August 14, 2020 at 12:20PM
    Bananafish308: They certainly ARE stormtroopers.

    Everyone watch real close to see where this navy vet "attacks" police before being pummeled and gassed:

    August 14, 2020 at 3:41PM
    Bananafish308: ...or these medics committing the unpardonable crime of trying to help an injured human being. If these are stormtroopers, what is?

    August 14, 2020 at 3:44PM
    Bananafish308: ...or stormtroopers first throwing a flash bang grenade at mothers protesting, then tear gassing them:

    August 14, 2020 at 3:48PM
    CD Richards: The calm, measured and intelligent words of the gentleman in the first video in response to the fascist thuggery to which he was subjected must make any thoughtful person cringe, Bill.

    The truly terrifying thing to me is not that there are thousands of these brutal, abominable thugs masquerading as police and military service personnel, not even that the government proactively encourages this sort of abuse of its own citizens. It is that there are tens of millions of people who think this is how humans should treat other humans, and find nothing wrong with it. Good job of posting these clips, Bill.
    August 15, 2020 at 1:06AM
    Bananafish308: Totally agree, Craig. Case and point to your last point is the post at the top of this page.
    August 15, 2020 at 2:30PM
    mrsmajor: Colin,

    If you continue to try and turn this into a political debate, I will notify Tom, perhaps you're not aware that there isn't a political site here anymore..TOM removed it, and you are obviously inviting differing opinions that will surely turn political...Of course I could response, but I prefer to follow the rules.
    Victoria
    August 15, 2020 at 8:21PM

CD Richards: I just wanted to say heartfelt thanks to those who voted for my poem in the PoM contest. The fact you liked my poem enough to vote for it is great encouragement. Congrats to everyone who was nominated, and the winner. Well done, RG.
July 17, 2020 at 8:47AM

CD Richards: How then to enforce peace? Not by reason, certainly, nor by education. If a man could not look at the fact of peace and the fact of war and choose the former in preference to the latter, what additional argument could persuade him? What could be more eloquent as a condemnation of war than war itself?

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

- Isaac Asimov
May 13, 2020 at 9:29PM

CD Richards: Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

- Euripides



May 7, 2020 at 11:06AM
    jlsavell: Truer words cannot be said
    May 7, 2020 at 6:27PM
    catch22: ?Does a man of sense run after every silly tale of hobgoblins or fairies, and canvass particularly the evidence? I never knew anyone, that examined and deliberated about nonsense who did not believe it before the end of his enquiries.? ― David Hume
    May 8, 2020 at 9:43PM

CD Richards: This is not a comment attacking anyone, it is a simple question. My last, short, profile post was hidden by the site admin. Yet other, incredibly verbose posts which deliberately, and falsely, insult and accuse other site members are allowed to remain. Why exactly is that? I believe we need clarification on this seemingly haphazard application of site rules.
April 25, 2020 at 12:16AM

CD Richards: Anyone else sick and tired of the whining, snivelling attacks on mature adults we are being bombarded with, by those who are not mature adults?
April 24, 2020 at 12:56AM
    Jesse James Doty: Yes. This occurs, unfortunately, with each generation. The next generation will not look kindly on them, either.
    And the beat goes on...
    April 24, 2020 at 1:34AM
    giraffmang: That's just your age talking....
    April 24, 2020 at 12:38PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : My comment was meant for damommy's joke--NOT to be applied to anyone about some who make others feel unwanted. Sorry it was misplaced.
    April 24, 2020 at 9:14PM
    nor84: I think there has been enough on this subject. It was in the General Forum and Tom pulled the thread. No reason to start this up again.
    April 24, 2020 at 10:40PM

CD Richards: My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine.
April 21, 2020 at 7:21PM

CD Richards: From the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/ageing/ageism/en/):

Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is widespread and an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults.

And you can find as much of it as you like, right here on Fanstory... still.
April 18, 2020 at 8:49AM

CD Richards: Why are there still posts on the Profile Thoughts page which vilify people based on their age?
April 18, 2020 at 5:58AM
    nor84: Because as far as I know, there's no site rule against a general attack on a group of people, only attacks on individuals. Also, Tom cannot possibly police all the forums. Offensive material has to be reported to him. As for 'villification'... Well, I'm old and I don't go around feeling villified. Who cares what rude comments some pseudonym makes? Ignore them.
    April 18, 2020 at 9:57AM
    CD Richards: Or perhaps it's because you've not personally been the target. I could provide you with a list of those who have, and it's not a short one.
    April 18, 2020 at 10:03AM

CD Richards: A vicar, a priest and a rabbit walk into a blood bank.

The rabbit goes up to the counter and says "I'm pretty sure I'm a type-O.
April 18, 2020 at 4:18AM
    jlsavell: This gets funnier each time I read it!

    Ahhh, it takes so little to entertain me nowadays.
    April 18, 2020 at 7:50PM
    mrsmajor: It took me a minute to get this one, G, but Finally I did! ...lol
    April 19, 2020 at 5:37PM
    Gypsymooncat: "a typo" LOLOL! That's a good one!
    April 20, 2020 at 2:16AM
    Glenda Simpson: I got it! Rabbi, not rabbit, very funny. This is very clever humor. Thanks for sharing. Glenda
    April 20, 2020 at 2:21PM

CD Richards: Please, nobody respond to this. My purpose is not to invite communication, but to lecture. And if I can't manage to construct a grammatically valid sentence with correct spelling, feel free to overlook my failures, I'm just blogging.

I understand there might be the possibility of some forum discussions on the topic of intercessory prayer. I am looking forward to contributing a great deal to this discussion, so I'm eager to sign up for the club. After all, we baby boomers are the generation that is all about peace, love and understanding. So, will we be petitioning for some new viruses or perhaps plagues to be visited upon those we don't like? I only ask so I can be properly prepared.

Let's all be excited about a topic on which everybody, no matter their political or religious perspective, can freely and openly share their thoughts in the spirit of true fellowship with others whose opinions we respect and value.

I sincerely hope everyone - Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics, Hindus, Buddhists, fundamentalists, liberals, conservatives and all flavours in between will get with the program and make this a truly ecumenical event!

(OK, just kidding about not responding. You are welcome to comment, providing you agree with me).
April 18, 2020 at 3:01AM
    Sarkems: Well, since I've just commented on the other that requested no comments, I'm obviously feeling in a rebellious mood. Still, as a gen-Xer I have nothing to fear....
    April 18, 2020 at 5:05AM

CD Richards: Heaven save us from little children who believe they are geniuses because that's what they've been told by the parents/grandparents they now despise.
April 16, 2020 at 2:21AM

 
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
No Analogy Required finished third in the contest "Love Poem Poetry Contest"
October 7 at 12:13AM
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