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1.) I believe that if you let somebody cut in front of you in traffic and they don't give you the little "wave", it should be perfectly legal to get up underneath 'em, get 'em loose, and put 'em into the wall.

2.) I Believe, that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. And try to find somebody who's life gives them vodka, and have a party.

3.) I believe that sometimes you gotta wreck the truck to get the insurance money to make the truck payment.

4.) I believe you show me a three year old running around a flea market in his underpants drinking Coca-Cola out of a baby bottle, and I'll show you a future NASCAR fan.

5.) I believe that the way to a man's heart is not through his stomach. It's a little further south.

6.) I believe that the phrase "time in a bottle" refers to the amount of beer you can drink before last call.

7.) I believe that if you want to wear a thong, you should have to go through an application process.

8.) I believe that ignorance of the law is no excuse, and I'm quoting a New York City judge on this one.

9.) I believe the only thing worse than having diarrhea is trying to have it quietly in a public bathroom.

Ok... I believe I stole those.

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okage wrote:
Makavali wrote:
okage wrote:
Makavali wrote:
I believe the world would be a better place without guns.

We could finally focus on the more important things.


Like sword fighting and killing a man with one punch.


I believe that it would be impossible because no matter what men always got there 2 fists.


What point are you trying to make here? That you don't understand what I was saying?


HAHA just realized you what you wrote at the bottom about the sword fighting and on punch kill.

I say yes too that. I thought you where saying without guns there'd be world peace or some gay bullshit.

your good.


Pff, we all know no guns means we'd find more creative ways to kill each other.

I'm all for creativity!

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Sweet Revenge
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Probably all of us knows, or knows of, a very healthy and mentally sharp elderly person.
I know a spry 93 year old woman who:
(1) Has consumed full sugar Coca Cola all her life
(2) Her only exercise was gardening and occasional floor exercises while watching TV
(3) Always has to have a bag of cookies around to nibble on
(4) Watches news and talk shows all day and can competently converse (in old-school southern drawl) about current events, especially regarding politics and sports
(5) Only gets in a wheel chair when someone is taking her out in public (mall, hospital visit)

I believe there is something much more to health and longevity than eating right, exercising and getting enough supplementation and rest. Something that trumps all that and a lifetime of so-called bad habits. (And no, she's not religious and never wants to go to church)

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njrusmc
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Sweet Revenge wrote:
Probably all of us knows, or knows of, a very healthy and mentally sharp elderly person.
I know a spry 93 year old woman who:
(1) Has consumed full sugar Coke Cola all her life
(2) Her only exercise was gardening and occasional floor exercises while watching TV
(3) Always has to have a bag of cookies around to nibble on
(4) Watches news and talk shows all day and can competently converse (in old-school southern drawl) about current events, especially regarding politics and sports
(5) Only gets in a wheel chair when someone is taking her out in public (mall, hospital visit)

I believe there is something much more to health and longevity than eating right, exercising and getting enough supplementation and rest. Something that trumps all that and a lifetime of so-called bad habits. (And no, she's not religious and never wants to go to church)


Anecdotal argument. Everyone knows someone who doesn't live a healthy lifestyle who looks and feels otherwise. The exception is not the rule and it's safe to say that the great majority of people who live that way are not loving life at 93.

I do agree with your last paragraph. I believe that mental and emotional states of being contribute greatly to longevity and health ... but generally not in contrast to diet and exercise and certainly not in a "trumping" fashion. All things are balanced, but to different extents in each of us. We see it on T-Nation all the time.

Do you agree that your 93 year old woman example is uncommon? Is it reasonable to say that she lived a low-stress life? Did she had a loving family to support her? Was she ever living paycheck to paycheck, scraping by? Just things to consider.

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Sweet Revenge
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njrusmc wrote:
Sweet Revenge wrote:
I believe there is something much more to health and longevity than eating right, exercising and getting enough supplementation and rest. Something that trumps all that and a lifetime of so-called bad habits. (And no, she's not religious and never wants to go to church)


Anecdotal argument. Everyone knows someone who doesn't live a healthy lifestyle who looks and feels otherwise. The exception is not the rule and it's safe to say that the great majority of people who live that way are not loving life at 93.

I do agree with your last paragraph. I believe that mental and emotional states of being contribute greatly to longevity and health ... but generally not in contrast to diet and exercise and certainly not in a "trumping" fashion. All things are balanced, but to different extents in each of us. We see it on T-Nation all the time.

Do you agree that your 93 year old woman example is uncommon? Is it reasonable to say that she lived a low-stress life? Did she had a loving family to support her? Was she ever living paycheck to paycheck, scraping by? Just things to consider.


She is definitely uncommon. No, her life is not particulary low-stress. She brings stress upon herself in the form of worry about her friends and family. A lot of needless concern and worry-wart kind of stuff that keeps her up at night - a lot. She grew up in the Great Depression and has often said 'We didn't know we didn't have anything' and they apprently had fun and happiness anyway. Her life was mostly comfortable middle-class and she worked as the secondary household breadwinner. She's comforatble in her old age drawing upon prior retirement investments. So, yes your point is well taken. Financial health and a prosperity attitude (in spite of the bank balance in lean times) probably plays a huge role in longevity. Perhaps that's the 'unknown' condition I wanted to put my finger on. Thanks!

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I would imagine that being spiteful and angry most of one's life probably doesn't help. As someone who has spent most of his adult life in that state, I can say that it really does sap your energy. Being angry consumes energy, and plotting revenge requires even more. Being happy and letting things go (so you can focus on improving yourself and achieving greatness) will make anyone "feel" better. There is definitely a connection between what you think/how you feel and how your body behaves.

Belief:

Humans are mostly mechanical, but not entirely. Feed a human a shitty diet and most of them will be weak. Put water in a car's gasoline tank and ALL of them will fail. Deprive a human of water for days and most of them will die. Deprive a car of oil and ALL of their engines will seize. I realize that I'm touching into genetics here but I do agree there is something beyond human physical composition that influences longevity. You don't see too many 90+ year olds with shitty attitudes.

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Why am I so good at overcoming adversity and being
positive as I meet every challenge head on?!

I believe more people need to think positive..

I believe that if you no longer get soar you are in need of a good lifting partner.

I believe being soar means you are building muscle.

I believe the right attitude and a little sacrifice will get you through anything life throws your way

I believe the SF giants will make it to the world series

:)

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I believe my 88 year old grandma is the cutest lady in the whole world, hands down and no comparison :D

PS she never once lifted or ate healthy. but she has lived her entire life on non processed foods.

She cooks every day of her life and she looks barely 80.

I believe eating real food that is not processed is the key ingredient to cooking up some longevity!!

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Tiribulus
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benjamin89 wrote:
I believe since truth is objective and comes from God, and that God cannot contradict himself, he must have one true and objective Church.

I believe that his one true and objective church must include Jesus the Christ, because Jesus the Christ is God incarnate.

I know that there are many Christian denomonations

I know that these Christian Denomonations descended from 1 orginal Christian belief, now called Catholicism

I believe the reason Catholics say that the Eucharist is Jesus' body and blood is because Jesus explicitly says so.

I believe that one day, all Christian denomonations will be reconciled to Catholicism, and BRING WITH THEM SOME NEW AND VERY USEFUL FRUIT.
All without proof huh? That is the title of the thread after all.

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therajraj wrote:<<< I believe we will eventually interact with intelligent alien life. >>>
I believe you already have. They're called the brethren, body and bride of Christ. The Children of the covenant. Sons of God. Aliens, sojourners, strangers to this world. (1 Peter 2:11). Foreigners jist passin through on our way home.

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I believe actions speak louder than words.

I believe no one has the right to interfere in the lives of me or my family.

I believe civilization is the result of the concatenation of human relationships and that it can only be considered "civil" when those relationships are entered into voluntarily.

I believe niceness, tempered by patience and a strong will power, is the best policy.

I believe there is no higher authority than natural law.

I believe life has no real purpose and that it is up to the individual to give it purpose.

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Tiribulus
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I continue to believe that many many gym dwellers work volume and frequency in the place of intensity(defined by me as ferocity of effort) to the impediment of their progress(defined by me as muscular gains). In other words they'd rather train more and more often than work hard enough to actually require serious recovery.

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Tiribulus wrote:
I continue to believe that many many gym dwellers work volume and frequency in the place of intensity(defined by me as ferocity of effort) to the impediment of their progress(defined by me as muscular gains). In other words they'd rather train more and more often than work hard enough to actually require serious recovery.


We call that " If your not straining, your not training"

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bigflamer
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Tiribulus wrote:
I continue to believe that many many gym dwellers work volume and frequency in the place of intensity(defined by me as ferocity of effort) to the impediment of their progress(defined by me as muscular gains). In other words they'd rather train more and more often than work hard enough to actually require serious recovery.


I believe...you are correct.

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I believe we have rights.

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okage
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I believe Tiribulus has a badass profile picture!

Oh and I believe if your not soar the day after your workout your doing something wrong

Oh and Sloth has no right to speak if God hadnt given him all his "rights"

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[quote]postholedigger wrote:

4.) I believe you show me a three year old running around a flea market in his underpants drinking Coca-Cola out of a baby bottle, and I'll show you a future NASCAR fan.



I believe this is the funniest thing I have read on this thread!

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Tiribulus
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okage wrote:<<< I believe Tiribulus has a badass profile picture!>>>
Thank you. Ever seen the bumper sticker that says "real men fight on their knees"? That's what that is. (Ephesians 6:10-20) Witness the vanquishing of the hordes of hell. =] I didn't draw it btw.

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I believe eating fats will not make you Fat.

I believe eating bread and pasta will.

No matter what I say, I still cannot seem to prove this to most people.

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therajraj
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tonypluto wrote:
I believe eating fats will not make you Fat.

I believe eating bread and pasta will.

No matter what I say, I still cannot seem to prove this to most people.


You can prove that. Some people are just unwilling to listen

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I believe murder and robbery is evil, but I can't prove it.

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Sloth
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I believe that a severely mentally handicapped human being has inherently more value than the smartest chimp. Yet, I can't prove it.

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okage wrote:
I believe my 88 year old grandma is the cutest lady in the whole world, hands down and no comparison :D

PS she never once lifted or ate healthy. but she has lived her entire life on non processed foods.

She cooks every day of her life and she looks barely 80.

I believe eating real food that is not processed is the key ingredient to cooking up some longevity!!



boy i belive that one too. i got an unle like that.

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Dr.Matt581
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I believe that the next student who has a research paper with "wikipedia" on the works cited page is going to fail my class for the semester.

I am seriously grading papers for my Intro to Quantum Mechanics class (a senior undergrad class) and out of 23 students, 14 of them have wikipedia as a source.

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therajraj
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Sloth wrote:
I believe that a severely mentally handicapped human being has inherently more value than the smartest chimp. Yet, I can't prove it.


Why do you have to?

Aren't values a personal thing?

I personally value human life above all other types.

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