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hmmm - 04 January 2009 06:44 PM

Your writings can be harsh ...

But I’m actually just a teddy bear. Harshness is sort of defense mechanism in these shark-infested waters. You know the golden rule - “eat others before they eat you.” I apologize.

hmmm - 04 January 2009 06:44 PM

There are people who believe that once a person states a view or opinion that it is set in cement and that defines their personality or character for life.

I can say “amen” to that, sista. On this forum, people who in real life are probably good, moral, law-abiding citizens who adopt abandoned pets and children have been consigned to the lowest levels of hell because of some of the thoughts they have expressed in writing.

hmmm - 04 January 2009 06:44 PM

However, if we met in person you would probably intimidate me so that I would lose the ability to express my thoughts in a meaningful way and you would think I am shallow or an idiot.

I doubt that. Besides, I get the feeling we have already met.

hmmm - 04 January 2009 06:44 PM

A man’s thinking vs. woman’s thinking come with total opposite perspectives, yet many times reach the same results.  Perhaps, that is why you do not get as many females to respond.

Shucks, I always thought of myself as a babe magnet.

 
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04 January 2009 19:38
 

Hmmm, Bruce is one of those mild-mannered attorneys quite unlike those who love to bark their implausible views on the talk-show circuit in order to raise their hourly fee. I’ve never seen him in a courtroom, though. Maybe he comes to roaring life then, but I doubt it. He’s not a D.A., after all, though being a prosecutor doesn’t necessarily translate to jerkiness, either.

 
 
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unknown zone - 05 January 2009 12:38 AM

Hmmm, Bruce is one of those mild-mannered attorneys quite unlike those who love to bark their implausible views on the talk-show circuit in order to raise their hourly fee. I’ve never seen him in a courtroom, though. Maybe he comes to roaring life then, but I doubt it. He’s not a D.A., after all, though being a prosecutor doesn’t necessarily translate to jerkiness, either.

So you have met him too.  I have heard several here have. I am sure there is some decency in him; he did not chew me up for dinner when responding as many others on this forum have done in the past.

 
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04 January 2009 20:49
 
Bruce Burleson - 05 January 2009 12:11 AM

But I’m actually just a teddy bear. Harshness is sort of defense mechanism in these shark-infested waters. You know the golden rule - “eat others before they eat you.” I apologize.

Nice rule, I will have to remember that one

I can say “amen” to that, sista. On this forum, people who in real life are probably good, moral, law-abiding citizens who adopt abandoned pets and children have been consigned to the lowest levels of hell because of some of the thoughts they have expressed in writing.

The tongue and the written word can be killers. But the virtual world is a great hiding place.  It can also be a great place to just open up and forget about being careful.  After all, who cares what is said, chances are you will never meet the people you are talking to on the other side of the screen any way.

I doubt that. Besides, I get the feeling we have already met.

I can reassure you we have not met. I have not been out side my home in over four years. My source to the outside world is right here at my computer.

Shucks, I always thought of myself as a babe magnet.

You probably are a hunk, aren’t most successful lawyers?  But then again, can you draw that hunky figure in a forum such as this with mere words?  Only if you post a picture of yourself and try to explain why you look the way you do.  Then how do we know that is really you?  We don’t, unless a face to face meeting is planned.  Then all the disappointment starts flooding in because we are not living up to the lies posted on the net, so it is better just to converse in a forum like this and form your own opinions of those who post continuously on these meaningless sites to fulfill some unknown void in their lives.

“Posting with great sarcasm and tongue in cheek.  I am sure you are a great guy, at least that is my humble opinion based on your posts. ” smile

 
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05 January 2009 08:11
 

OMG!!! Not what I expected at all. Where did you get this picture of the US Most Wanted bulletin board? Oh well… I guess he will have to post his real picture to reestablish my view of a hunk. LOL!

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05 January 2009 08:19
 

Looks like a funeral home director?

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05 January 2009 10:58
 

Gad, still looks like a funeral home director, ready to offer his services to the recently bereaved.  But, if I took off my hat, I’d look like one of the recently deceased, so he’s ahead in the photogenic game.

The newest pics of Bruce quite nice, and I especially admire the classy facial hair, speaking of course with no bias at all.

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05 January 2009 11:54
 

This is getting way too personal now.

I’m obviously not a hunk, stud, babe magnet, or anything approaching the above. However, in spite of all the meanness that comes out of me on this forum, I’m really a nice guy.

Dennis - a funeral home director????!!!! That may be the worst thing anyone has ever said about me.  But practicing law and posting on the Sam Harris forum does put me in contact with a lot of dead people, so maybe it’s wearing off.

 
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05 January 2009 11:55
 
Jefe - 05 January 2009 12:10 PM

At one point in his life, Bruce may have looked like this.

Thanks for deflating my ego by reminding me of the awful reality.

 
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05 January 2009 12:17
 

Edit: The pic below was from last summer when Bruce Burleson and Sander met in person.  Bruce on the right.

So how’d that go? “Hey fuckwit, nice to see you!” “Yeah man, thought I’d piss you off in person!” “Cool!”

Seems you are on a mission, Bruce ... Salt Creek? Sander?

 
 
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Jefe - 05 January 2009 05:19 PM

He’s met with several.  He even hinted that he’d drive over to meet me if it weren’t from the 12+ hour commute from where he was going to be in Manitoba a while back.

I think he’d have been disappointed, though.

Calgary is in my future plans - just don’t know when. I’ll look you up.

 
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05 January 2009 12:44
 

Bruce, well, apart from the great character flaws of being a theist and an attorney, as well as a Texan, you do have the saving grace of a decent beard and more hair than I’ve had in years, so maybe there’s some small hope for you.

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06 January 2009 05:26
 

Just this thread alone should be inflating Bruce’s ego with all the great comments from everyone,  quite a popular guy.  Why would anyone want to go all over the world to meet people like us?  He must be a special person to do such things.  I already know what our meeting would be like.  It is one thing to write on bulletin board, another thing to meet in person.

 
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06 January 2009 06:38
 

‘Witnessing?’ Yeah, you betcha!

I think he looks more like a televangelist than a funeral home director myself. wink

 
 
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06 January 2009 16:29
 
Bruce Burleson - 05 January 2009 04:54 PM

However, in spite of all the meanness that comes out of me on this forum, I’m really a nice guy.

That may take me a while to believe.

 
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