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About Patinage

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    Eastern Pyrenees, France
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was raised as a JW and got baptized when I was 17.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Interest in other cultures, languages, and people. One of the learning ways is by travelling...!
    I studied the Inca, Aztec, and Mayan civilizations; the one that is outstanding to me is the Inca's.
    I'd like to know more about the civilizations from Mali (Africa), China, and about the Japanese culture, and many more... Time is missing...
  • My favorite books
    Proverbs - When I was a teenager, I was very impressed by the term 'inexperienced'. I didn't want to be inexperienced as a youth. I was asking Jehovah in my prayers to give me understanding, and His help so that I would never forsake Him. I loved Solomon when he was faithful to Jehovah, and especially when he requested from Him understanding - I was telling myself: this is what I want to ask Jehovah as well, understanding and wisdom, and conduct myself with integrity.
    The so-called minor Prophets
  • My favorite music
    *My favorite songs are #2 (Jehovah is Your name) and #76 (How does it make you feel?)
    *Traditional folk music from around the world because it mimics nature, simple and natural life, the way we were meant to live.
    *I like Latin American traditional music (harp from Paraguay, flutes from the Andes,...) and the joyful Mariachi music.
  • My favorite movies
    The movie about Hezekiah: 'O Jehovah... I trust in You'
  • My favorite quotes
    "...Please, let me fall into the hand of Jehovah, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man." David, 1 Chronicles 21:13

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  1. DONE!!!! I can't believe it! The video was a big help!!! Thank you! On paper it seems so easy, then reality is else. But in this case, it IS easy... when you do the right moves... No tools, no hassle, in a few seconds, the pin is removed and/or installed. Great breakthrough!
  2. I will try again tomorrow... I need to be inventive!
  3. The other day, it took me an hour or so to deal with this 'hair pin'... and I ruined the pin with the pliers because now it won't lock...
  4. By the way, they are also known as bow tie locking cotters... See below p.17-18 N_GOUPILLE_PIN.pdf
  5. I have tried with pliers but they tend to damage the hairpin, although I try to do it gently... I will try again tomorrow... Thank you!
  6. Here is the 'picture' that I could take... It's not very clear, I guess it's possible to see the hairpin and its shape...
  7. Hi Friends, I need your help... I have to install a recliner for my Mom and there is a clevis pin w/hair pin that I have to remove in order to attach the back of the recliner to the seat, and then put it back when the back of the recliner is finally mounted. I have no clue on how to remove this hair pin (which includes a return, like a closed return to secure the hair pin on the clevis pin). I have tried with a flat screwdriver to release the hair pin but it doesn't work. Could you please help? If you had images, even better... Hairpin includes a spring wire ZY...
  8. Amazing video including slow-motion and close-up images of hummingbirds, bees, bats, and more...
  9. I share the same thought as both of you Chocobro and Shawnster... Manipulation is big and everywhere now and we must be careful and cautious not to fall in the trap, maintaining our spiritual eyes wide open, able to discern anything that may appear innocent or just a trifle to the world, but that could jeopardize our loyalty to Jehovah in the end.
  10. May I have one as well? Beautiful! Thank you much.
  11. "Va pensiero" (known as the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves), inspired by Psalm 137 / 3rd act of the opera Nabucco (or Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar) by Verdi. Nabucco relates Babylonian captivity of the Jewish people. The finale of this opera has a song with the title Immenso Jehova ; interesting how many people knew and used the divine name at that time, and had a knowledge of the Bible and biblical characters… This reminds me of a poem by French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo – La Conscience / from the Legend of the Ages, where he mentions Jehovah’s name. Here it is in English; it’s quite long though… Victor Hugo (1802-1885) La Légende des siècles (1855-1876) La Conscience Then, with his children, clothed in skins of brutes, Dishevelled, livid, rushing through the storm, Cain fled before Jehovah. As night fell The dark man reached a mount in a great plain, And his tired wife and his sons, out of breath, Said: "Let us lie down on the earth and sleep." Cain, sleeping not, dreamed at the mountain foot. Raising his head, in that funereal heaven He saw an eye, a great eye, in the night Open, and staring at him in the gloom. "I am too near," he said, and tremblingly woke up His sleeping sons again, and his tired wife, And fled through space and darkness. Thirty days He went, and thirty nights, nor looked behind; Pale, silent, watchful, shaking at each sound; No rest, no sleep, till he attained the strand Where the sea washes that which since was Asshur. "Here pause," he said, "for this place is secure; Here may we rest, for this is the world's end." And he sat down; when, lo! in the sad sky, The selfsame Eye on the horizon's verge, And the wretch shook as in an ague fit. "Hide me!" he cried; and all his watchful sons, Their finger on their lip, stared at their sire. Cain said to Jabal (father of them that dwell In tents): "Spread here the curtain of thy tent," And they spread wide the floating canvas roof, And made it fast and fixed it down with lead. "You see naught now," said Zillah then, fair child The daughter of his eldest, sweet as day. But Cain replied, "That Eye--I see it still." And Jubal cried (the father of all those That handle harp and organ): "I will build A sanctuary;" and he made a wall of bronze, And set his sire behind it. But Cain moaned, "That Eye is glaring at me ever." Henoch cried: "Then must we make a circle vast of towers, So terrible that nothing dare draw near; Build we a city with a citadel; Build we a city high and close it fast." Then Tubal Cain (instructor of all them That work in brass and iron) built a tower— Enormous, superhuman. While he wrought, His fiery brothers from the plain around Hunted the sons of Enoch and of Seth; They plucked the eyes out of whoever passed, And hurled at even arrows to the stars. They set strong granite for the canvas wall, And every block was clamped with iron chains. It seemed a city made for hell. Its towers, With their huge masses made night in the land. The walls were thick as mountains. On the door They graved: "Let not God enter here." This done, And having finished to cement and build In a stone tower, they set him in the midst. To him, still dark and haggard, "Oh, my sire, Is the Eye gone?" quoth Zillah tremblingly. But Cain replied: "Nay, it is even there." Then added: "I will live beneath the earth, As a lone man within his sepulchre. I will see nothing; will be seen of none." They digged a trench, and Cain said: "'Tis enow," As he went down alone into the vault; But when he sat, so ghost-like, in his chair, And they had closed the dungeon o'er his head, The Eye was in the tomb and fixed on Cain. Translated by Dublin University Magazine.
  12. The 'vincero' part (I will win) at the end is amazing; the singer needs breadth, I have listened to that song sung by different artists, Pavarotti is one of the most talented to sing that one...
  13. 60 total prisoners of conscience including 8 sisters... in Russia
  14. No words are good enough to describe the striking beauty, elegance and grace of these birds, and their rich vivid showy colors. Just a living piece of art in display for our eyes to enjoy ! Our praise of gratitude and appreciation go to our magnificent God and greatest Artist, Jehovah ! And what an imagination !
  15. Although there are no lyrics to this song, her interpretation is flawless and impressive, imo. Music helps as well...
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