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 on: October 02, 2018, 07:08:14 AM 
Started by Tweefo - Last post by Tweefo
And the saga continues.  https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/e-toll-legal-action-targets-minority-of-non-payers-17287946

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 on: August 17, 2018, 16:17:11 PM 
Started by Hermes - Last post by BoogieMonster
I'm terrified of elevators, so I'm taking steps to avoid them.

A bike in town keeps running me over. It's a vicious cycle.

Doughnuts are a hole food.

If you iron a four-leaf clover, you're pressing your luck.

To the person who stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I'll find you, you have my Word.

Alligators can grow up to 20 feet, but most have 4.

A baguette at the zoo was bread in captivity.

Your debt just gets worse if you can't budge it.

The cashier at the supermarket keeps checking me out.


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 on: August 17, 2018, 13:12:35 PM 
Started by GCG - Last post by BoogieMonster

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 on: August 16, 2018, 17:51:43 PM 
Started by GCG - Last post by brianvds

Question and answer on Quora today ( http://qr.ae/TUN7xQ ):

Question:
If the Eucharist, the communion wafer and the altar wine are transformed and become the body and blood of Christ, how much do I need to eat and drink before I have consumed a whole Jesus?

ANSWER:
Dave Consiglio
Dave Consiglio, My parents are recovering Catholics...and I'm a born once non-believer
Answered Aug 10

Oh you’re just trying to get me a BNBR, aren’t you?

OK, Jesus lived 2000 years ago, and he was poor. That means he was almost certainly smaller than the average man today. I’m going to go with just 60 kg.

Now, what about communion wafers. One of my favorite things about Quora is that the research I do to answer questions results in some amazing finds:

Amazon.com: Broadman Church Communion White Wafers - Cross Design (1 - 1/8") - Box of 1000 (10 Individual Packs of 100 Lord's Supper Wafers): Broadman Press: Home & Kitchen

You can buy hosts…ON AMAZON.

And this:

Nutritional Info of the Eucharist

states that a host weighs only 0.25g.

What about wine?

How much liquid can the average mouth hold?

Damn Quora knows EVERYTHING.

These answers suggest around 100mL is a full mouthful, but most people just sip the wine. I’m going with 25g for a sip of communion wine.

So, you’ll need 240,000 hosts or 2,400 sips of wine. Since one typically has one host and one sip at the same time, you’ll need:

J=.02525C

Where J = Jesus and C = Communion

Solving for C and plugging in our value for Jesus, we get:

C=39.6J

C = 2,377 communions.

Now, if you go to church once a week, every week, this will take about 45 years 9 months. Since most children don’t start taking communion until they’re around 8, and since very few people go to church every week, only quite old and very dedicated churchgoers are likely to consume one Jesus in their lifetime.

And this leads me to an unavoidable conclusion: THIS is how admission into Heaven is decided. Not only does the bread and wine transfigure into body and blood, but those atoms stay with you and are never lost. As such, when you die, a simple fractional analysis will determine what percentage Jesus you are.

My work here is done.

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 on: August 15, 2018, 06:29:03 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by brianvds
In Sweden it is now almost law to raise kids gender-neutral. It will be interesting to see whether biology will assert itself anyway, and whether these kids are going to end up with major issues. Then again, having "issues" is now also kind of normal, and you're considered weird if you don't... :-)

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 on: August 14, 2018, 17:38:21 PM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by Faerie
Schizphrenic indeed. After the atrocity of my marriage I have spoken to various "experts" in the field of transgendirism, and as pshyciatrits they can do squat all except refer these cases for gender reassignment as it is no longer deemed a psychological issue. It effectively has been normalised, and now you have wonky mothers brining in their toddlers for diagnosis and delaying puberty in order for kids to "choose". I dreamt my whole tomboy childhood to be a boy as they received more opportunities and gotattention from my Dad, my wonky mother would have for certain told me that Im a boy and what a effup that would have been. 20, 30 years from now we are bound to read horrifying tales in the You magazine....

And then you get this :

https://www.buzzfeed.com/watch/video/62980?utm_term=.rkE949OLM#.gsJdXdEMG

Christ.

I have no freaking clue how to pretty up that link....  WTF!!

 7 
 on: August 14, 2018, 17:00:17 PM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by BoogieMonster
And men being men, I reckon they’re more likely to react with a stoic “Well, in that case, up yours” than any actual concern.

Well another dimension to this is that many of the complaints seem to become ever more trite over time. Now we have "micro-aggressions" which can be anything from tone of voice, to innocently calling someone by the "wrong" pronoun, or letting a woman walk through a door first (thus "subconsciously enforcing the fact that she's inferior" or some such) .... Whilst the same people will simultaneously argue that women in Islamic countries "choose" their enslavement and subjugation.

I think to a large degree the failure to really work up an outrage about these things is a fairly rational response to some of the schizophrenic gospel out there.


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 on: August 14, 2018, 10:33:13 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by BoogieMonster
Quote from: Mefiante
It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that many men feel alienated, confused, and discouraged by the unrelenting battery of the fiercer feminists’ antics [... etc]

Yes it has a name. Now, these folks are taking things to extremes and have a lot of wrong-headed ideas about the world and by linking this I do not endorse any viewpoints that you may find there. But it is a real phenomenon that has a shocking amount of adherents: MGTOW (mig-tao).

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 on: August 14, 2018, 09:51:06 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by brianvds
What many of the proponents of these ideas don’t seem to grasp even slightly is that it’s counterproductive to try and guilt people into feeling a sense of outrage about this or that issue.  Plus, the audience soon develops a type of battered woman syndrome where they become numb and desensitised to these things, mostly due to the sheer number and variety of things about which they’re told they’re supposed to be passionate.  The cause of feminism has not, in my view, advanced much in the past two or three decades precisely because of this effect.  It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that many men feel alienated, confused, and discouraged by the unrelenting battery of the fiercer feminists’ antics.  And men being men, I reckon they’re more likely to react with a stoic “Well, in that case, up yours” than any actual concern.

'Luthon64

Yup, it's a bit like donor fatigue. You see one beggar at a traffic light, you feel sorry for him. You see ten beggars with their scrawny kids at every single traffic light, and it just becomes too much - your emotions can't keep up and you switch off.

And so it is not just with feminism, but with the whole array of issues that we are supposed to be passionate about today.

In the meantime, the best thing one can probably do for society today is precisely to do nothing - plow and sow your own little patch, pay your taxes and and keep out of other people's hair. Women (and black folks, and lesbians, and gays, and, and, and) are not babies, and when it comes to discrimination, they have the law firmly on their side.

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 on: August 14, 2018, 06:49:28 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by Mefiante
What many of the proponents of these ideas don’t seem to grasp even slightly is that it’s counterproductive to try and guilt people into feeling a sense of outrage about this or that issue.  Plus, the audience soon develops a type of battered woman syndrome where they become numb and desensitised to these things, mostly due to the sheer number and variety of things about which they’re told they’re supposed to be passionate.  The cause of feminism has not, in my view, advanced much in the past two or three decades precisely because of this effect.  It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that many men feel alienated, confused, and discouraged by the unrelenting battery of the fiercer feminists’ antics.  And men being men, I reckon they’re more likely to react with a stoic “Well, in that case, up yours” than any actual concern.

'Luthon64

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