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use this thread to state the obvious. here i'll start:


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each topic requires a new thread. you can't talk about shit unless I start a thread about it.

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Can someone please post dinobot pix so this thread will be awesome?



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If meeting any of the requirements for this merit badge is against the Scout's religious convictions, it does not have to be done if the boy's parents and the proper church officials state in writing that


1. To do so would be against religious convictions.

2. The parents accept full responsibility for anything that might happen because of such exemption. They release the Boy Scouts of America from any responsibility

3. (a) Before you try to meet any other requirements, have your physician give you a thorough examination. He or she is to use the Scout medical examination form. Describe the examination. Tell what questions you were asked about health. Tell what recommendations your doctor made. Report what you have done about them. Explain the following:

1. Why physical exams are important

2. Why preventative habits are important in maintaining good health

3. Diseases that can be prevented and how

4. The seven warning signs of cancer (b) Have an examination made by your dentist. Get a statement saying that your teeth have been checked and cared for. Tell how to care for your teeth.

4. Explain to your merit badge counselor verbally or in writing what personal fitness means to you, including

1. Components of personal fitness.

2. Reasons for being fit in all components.

3. What it means to be mentally healthy.

4. What it means to be physically healthy and fit.

5. What it means to be socially healthy. Discuss several healthy social traits.

6. What you can do to prevent social, emotional, or mental problems.

5. From the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet, review the questions titled "Evaluating Your Personal Fitness" and list several signs of poor personal fitness. Describe your activity in the eight areas listed at the end of the chapter titled "Social Fitness"

6. With your counselor answer and discuss the following questions:

1. Are you free from all curable diseases? Are you living in such a way that your risk of preventable diseases is minimized?

2. Are you immunized and vaccinated according to the advice of your family and school physicians?

3. Do you understand the meaning of a nutritious diet and know why it is important for you? Does your diet include foods from all food groups?

4. Is your body weight and composition what you would like it to be and do you know how to modify it safely through exercise, diet, and behavior modification?

5. Do you carry out daily activities without noticeable effort? Do you have extra energy for other activities?

6. Are you free from habits relating to nutrition and the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other practices that could be harmful to your health?

7. Do you participate in a regular exercise program or recreational activities?

8. Do you sleep well at night and wake up feeling refreshed and energized for the new day?

9. Are you actively involved in the religious organization of your choice and do you participate in their youth activities?

10. Do you spend quality time with your family and friends in social and recreational activities?

11. Do you support family activities and efforts to maintain a good home life?

7. Explain the following about physical fitness:

1. The components of physical fitness

2. Your weakest and strongest component of physical fitness

3. The need to have a balance in all four components of physical fitness

4. How the components of personal fitness relate to the Scout Laws and Scout Oath

8. Explain the following about nutrition:

1. The importance of good nutrition

2. What good nutrition means to you

3. How good nutrition is related to the other components of personal f itness

4. The three components of a sound weight (fat) control program

9. From the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet, perform the physical fitness test (chapter 8) with your patrol leader, Scoutmaster, parent, or adviser before doing the next two requirements. Be evaluated above the 50th percentile in the aerobic endurance test, flexibility test, and muscular strength test.


Aerobic Endurance Test


There are several tests that can be used. They are the 9- or 12-minute run and the I- or 11/2-mile run. In the timed run, the objective is to run as far as you can in the allotted time (9 or 12 minutes). In the distance run, the objective is to run the given distance (I or 11/2 miles) in the shortest time. Walking is permitted but the Scouts should not stop. If they need to stop running, they should walk until they can continue to run.


Flexibility Test


By using the sit-and-reach test, boys should remove their shoes and sit down facing the sit-and-reach box with knees fully extended and flat on the floor and feet up against the end of the board. The arms are extended forward with the hands placed on top of each other with palms down. The boy bends at the hips and reaches forward along the measuring scale four times. Record the farthest reach.


Muscular Strength Test


For the timed sit-up test the boy lies on his back with his knees flexed, feet on the floor, and heels 12 to 18 inches from the buttocks. The arms are crossed on the chest with the hands on the opposite shoulders. The feet are held by partners to keep them in touch with the floor. The boy curls to the sitting position until the elbows touch the thighs. Arms must remain on the chest and the chin remains tucked on the chest. The number of sit-ups that the boy can correctly do in 60 seconds is the score.

10. Outline a 4-week physical fitness program using the results of your physical fitness tests. Use the guidelines in chapter 8 to write your program. Use exercises to develop aerobic endurance, upper body muscular strength, and flexibility of the lower back and legs. Have the program approved by your Scoutmaster or adviser and your parents.

1. Fulfill requirement I for this merit badge.

2. Complete one of the four aerobic endurance tests, the flexibility test, the muscular strength and endurance test, and the body composition measurements.

3. Fill in your results on the record sheet and chart your percentile ranks for each test (using the norms found in the appendix) on the progress chart.

4. Determine the types of exercises you want or need to do, the amount of time you have to exercise, and the equipment or facilities that are available for your use.

5. If muscular strength exercises are to be a part of your program, determine how many push-ups and pull- ups you can do. Use the guidelines discussed in the text concerning cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance to determine the frequency, intensity, and duration of your exercises.

6. Write your exercise program out for each day of the week on a sheet of paper. Have it approved by your adviser or Scoutmaster and parents.

7. Retest yourself after 2 full weeks of exercising. Also retest for the number of pull-ups and push-ups you can do. Record the results of this test on the record sheet and graph the percentile ranks on the progress chart.

8. Retest yourself after another 2 full weeks of exercising and record your results on the record sheet and progress chart.

11. Carry out the physical fitness program you wrote in requirement 8. Keep a log of all your exercises (ie., how long you exercised; how far you ran, swam, or hiked; how many exercises you did; your exercise heart rate; etc.). Test yourself again after two weeks of exercise on the information sheets provided in this book. Compare improvements. Describe your experience.

12. Describe your long-term plans regarding your personal fitness.

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1. Tokamak fusion power plants are impossible.

2. Self adhering self sealing polyethylene reinforced rubberized asphalt sheet has ethylene, propylene, dyenes, and monomers in it.

3. AMD will be bankrupt in 1 year.

4. We will never colonize another star due to the effects of solar radiation.

5. The NIF is the biggest waste of funds ever conceived by human kind.

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Phrases that make my blood boil (thanks to Maddox)


Ever hear someone quote some hackneyed proverb or some stupid expression they read on a greeting card somewhere, which causes you to think: "man, what a stupid bitch, I would love nothing more than to bludgeon her head against the wall"? Sure, we all have. These are a collection of some of the phrases that piss me off most.


May or may not be:


Ever hear someone say "that may or may not be the case," as if there's some hidden third possibility that we weren't aware of? Thanks for pointing out the only two possibilities in the universe shit-cock. These are the worst kind of people to talk to because they try so hard to be open-minded that it sounds like the debate in a political science class where no opinion is too stupid for the professor to consider and the same fat kid keeps raising his hand to tell you his dumb ideas about free market capitalism as you fantasize about repeatedly stomping his face into a jar. I hate talking to open-minded people. They're the same kind of people who emphasize every other word when they type as if you can somehow hear their obnoxious cadence in your head, for example: "we didn't go to the store, but we DID buy a cake." Cool it Shatner, we don't read in the same voice you speak.


Well that's just your opinion:


Well that's just your opinion LOL!!11111one


This one pisses me off just thinking about it. If you slit my throat right now you'd get shot in the eye with boiling blood. Any time you say something sucks around someone who disagrees, they try to validate their taste in shitty music/movies/clothing by reminding you that you still only speak for yourself, as if their opinions are in jeopardy of being monopolized by your own. Everyone already knows it's my opinion by virtue of the fact that I said it, no need to restate the obvious you dopey twat.



I'm a child at heart:


Yeah, you're a child at heart, just as soon as children start going to work every day to rot in a cubicle for a meager pay check so they can drink their troubles away in a shitty bar for the rest of their lives. Unless you're an astronaut, secret agent, vampire hunter, or all three, you're probably a sellout; screw you. Nobody wanted to be a regional director of sales or an investment banker when they were kids. On top of that, nobody thinks you're cute or funny by stating you're a "child at heart" on your stupid online profile that you created because you're a boring middle-aged loser with sagging tits and yellow nails who survives off greasy TV dinners every night as you contemplate the exact moment your life became such a miserable shit hole. But hey, don't take my word for it. After all, passing by "Cartoon Network" as you're flipping through channels technically makes you a "child at heart." Either that or the world's oldest virgin.




Strangers are just friends waiting to happen:


Yeah, either that or rape in a dark alley waiting to happen.


Hmmmmm / Uhhhhh:


Next time you ask someone a question, look for the trademark sign of an idiot: the "hmmmmm" noise they make while they're thinking. It's especially noticeable when you go to a restaurant and the waitress asks what you want to drink; there's always some fickle fingered asshole thumbing through the menu, sounding off like a moron with "uhhhhhh...." as if the waitress is just going to walk away without taking your order if you don't give her an audible cue that you are still breathing. These are the same type of people who repeat the question you ask them to buy time when they don't know the answer, hoping you won't notice that they're stalling. You don't need to make a sound while your five good neurons crank out the next malformed sentence from your cretaceous skull, numb nuts.


Some of the best things in life are free:


Yeah? Well so are some of the worst, and I don't see anyone throwing a party when they get cancer.


The grass is always greener on the other side:


If the grass is greener on the other side, then the guy with the greener grass doesn't think your grass is greener now does he, asshole? The message that this proverb is trying to stumble through is that everything always looks more attractive when you don't have it. I'm sure there are millionaires crying themselves to sleep every night because they don't live in a trailer park. Just face it: sometimes nobody envies you. There has to be a bottom and that bottom is probably you.

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There has to be a bottom and that bottom is probably you.


...Not that there's anything wrong with being a bottom.




Just because it's free, doesn't mean it's a good deal.





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