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Messages - Crouton

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For psalms I believe it's a poetic allusion yo missionary work.

For Matthew compare it to the gospels of Mark and Luke since it's from a similar source and split the difference.

I can't tell you much about Judith since I don't know that work well.

Beating of beasts, rending of garments, weeping and gnashing of teeth were just the thing to do when you were raging back then.

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A text to have to leave the house?  Shit, if they tried that here we'd storm the fucking capitol!

Well, we probably would storm the capitol for a variety of reasons but that one in particular.

This is why I think overdoing it on restrictions and rules is a bad thing.  If they become too silly then people just stop following them.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Jordan Peterson... thoughts?
« on: May 05, 2021, 05:09:32 PM »
Jordan Peterson reemerges from his Russian opioid treatment center or wherever he's been.



It's a pretty hard video to watch.  It's mostly Jordan Peterson complaining about liberals being mean to him intermixed with moderate stretches of Peterson making very little sense.

I sometimes like to watch these conservatives types to see what they're thinking.  The persecution complex is reaching insane new levels.

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Well that problem is already solved with Trump's amazing new social media platform since it doesn't have the capability of responding to anything.  It's all just sort of Trump sadly claiming he really won the election with no one to correct him.  It's the best possible situation for him.

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Let us all join hands and pray that his social media bans are lifted.

Everyone seems to believe that all things being equal then the republicans will take the house in the midterms.

We need a wildcard!  And that wildcard is Trump.

Fortunately Trump is fighting back with his own social media platform which was just released!  Let's take a look.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

Oh no.  Oh this is so embarrassing.  It's just a wordpress style blog with a bunch of links to share it on twitter with the hopes that his followers will repost it.

I would like to reiterate that Donald Trump is welcome on the far more technologically advanced Flat Earth Society forum if he's listening.

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An empathy advisor?

I want to be an empathy advisor!

I imagine it's something like being Deanna Troy.

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I don't know.  It kind of seems like it might be a prudent move.  I wouldn't have argued if America was banned during the worst of our outbreaks.

Additionally Australia doesn't seem like it's in a great position to handle an outbreak, sort of a perverse side effect of controlling the outbreak as well as they have so far.  There's very little resistance to covid from either already having it or getting the vaccine.

Australia should have just redirected their citizens in India to America.  We're close to herd immunity through a combination of a totally incompetent government and having enough money to buy all the vaccines.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The month of Ramadan
« on: May 03, 2021, 12:24:37 PM »

I see that Yasoooo doesn't engage in debate. He just preaches his lies.

Yeah, conversation isn't really his thing.  For quite a while I thought he was a bot.  Honestly I'm still not convinced that he's not.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Agent of Satan Elon Musk to Host SNL
« on: May 02, 2021, 10:07:35 PM »
Well... that time he got sued for calling a guy that rescues children a pedophile was kind of funny.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Non-fungible tokens
« on: April 30, 2021, 06:45:33 PM »
Tulipmania.

Or maybe these people don't understand that they're basically buying a certificate of authenticity.

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‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe

Worth a read.  A really damning picture of the epidemic and India under Modi.

It is staggering how little India spends on it's healthcare "system".

Good lord! They're resorting to chopping down trees from their public parks to burn all the dead bodies?

This sounds like a catastrophe.

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There's a lot of blame that can be put on Modi I'm sure.  But there's some blame on our side of things also.

As soon as a vaccine was proven safe and effective the government should have forced them to sell the patent and then given it or loaned it out for free.  India has a massive drug manufacturing capacity and a move like that would have probably avoided this catastrophe. 


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Biden's Speech
« on: April 29, 2021, 10:16:14 AM »
I like that it wasn't a lot of fluff and woke nonsense. 

It is very ambitious though.  I'd be surprised if he got half of what he said done.

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Why would you fake a limp for a shot you got in your arm? ???

Perhaps you're right. A wheelchair may be a better way to go.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek: Picard
« on: April 28, 2021, 01:48:03 AM »
Done.

The last 2 episodes were, um... well rushed would be the charitable way to put it.  It wasn't all bad but some of the things they did really needed a bit more development.  Picard is a robot now.  But a robot that looks exactly like Picard and is also built to die at the same time Picard would have died without the brain thing??  WTF???

I think Shifter mentioned in a different thread that the space battles are terrible in this series.  I concur.  Not a great series for cool space fights.  Very lazily done.  I think they just photocopied a single ship 200 times to build that armada.  But then again I strongly prefer the submarine style of starship fights that Wrath of Khan used and that style is rarely used anywhere else.

Overall though, still liked the series.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Equitable Math
« on: April 27, 2021, 04:02:38 PM »
The other kids aren't thrown under the bus, though. They still take math classes, and they still have the opportunity to get into algebra and geometry if they want to.
They take lower quality math classes, receive much less attention almost always, and even if they do have the opportunity they're still going to have missed at least some time.

Is it lower quality, and are they receiving less attention? If it is lower quality, why do you want kids who are good at math to have lower quality classes?

I think pez might be assuming that the education system here just puts underperforming kids in some gulag.  This has not been my experience, at least not in Utah.  Here if kids fall beneath any particular metric they'll try any number of things to bring them up to speed.  Resources are put into this.

Think about this: What metrics are acceptable for the lower performing students?

Not sure what you're getting at.  The metrics are the same for all students regardless of any student classification.

You seem to have this idea that our education system picks only the brightest students, focuses all our money and resources on them and just sort of babysits the other 90% to make sure they don't eat too much lead paint.  That isn't how it works here.

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Think I'm going to make my bloke take the next day off work so he can do everything while I rest if I need to. And if I don't need to, I'll just say I do and get to spend the day in bed doing sod all.

Make sure you really ham it up to pay him back! 

I'd recommend random moaning, breathing fast, maybe some hallucinations and just throw in a limp for good measure.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Equitable Math
« on: April 27, 2021, 08:23:03 AM »
The other kids aren't thrown under the bus, though. They still take math classes, and they still have the opportunity to get into algebra and geometry if they want to.
They take lower quality math classes, receive much less attention almost always, and even if they do have the opportunity they're still going to have missed at least some time.

Is it lower quality, and are they receiving less attention? If it is lower quality, why do you want kids who are good at math to have lower quality classes?

I think pez might be assuming that the education system here just puts underperforming kids in some gulag.  This has not been my experience, at least not in Utah.  Here if kids fall beneath any particular metric they'll try any number of things to bring them up to speed.  Resources are put into this.

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An update on my 2nd dose.  I felt absolutely miserable on Saturday, joint aches, fatigue, fever/chills.  I helped my wife put a dresser together and then needed to take a 3 hour nap.  Sunday I woke up and felt 100%.

Interesting.  I would have thought that previously having covid would make the vaccine go smoother.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Equitable Math
« on: April 26, 2021, 09:16:27 AM »
When I was in high school I think it was geometry -> pre algebra -> algebra -> even more algebra.

I didn't learn trig until college where I had to cram it in about a month before I started calculus.

Then in college it was integral calculus -> differential calculus -> discrete math, probably a few more I'm forgetting.

In 20 years of software engineering I've used calculus exactly once and it turned out to be something I could have solved with algebra.


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek: Picard
« on: April 25, 2021, 12:42:38 AM »
Now into episode 6.

Gotta say  really liking it. I think I like it better than discovery.

It's got sort of a star wars feel since they've aren't all active military.

Picard isn't the nearly God like captain from TNG. He's very mortal.

Two complaints I've heard,

The character of Picard has changed since he never liked kids and he really wasn't close to data.

Star fleet is acting out of character by active xenophobic to the romulans.

But it makes sense that Picard would be different. He's old, retired and has no children of his own.

And as far as the federation acting as fox News, I read that more as the federation being a very obnoxious beurocracy.

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Indeed. I can now post here without any computing device whatsoever.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is Homosexuality a Choice?
« on: April 23, 2021, 01:30:55 PM »
Not yet at least.  ;)
Any gay man that tries to turn me gay will die by torture.

Is this something you spend a great deal of time worrying about?

I suggest you give yourself 3 posts space between any LGBT member here lest they turn you to their deviant ways.  Can't be too careful.

Additionally there are a number of atheists in this forum and their evil ways are also contagious. 

Be ever on your guard, comrade.

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It's clever. I wonder if it's feasible. I can see it running afoul of certain individual liberties though.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Murder of George Floyd
« on: April 23, 2021, 09:38:31 AM »
This is the narrative that Fox News is pushing.  This is why I make it a point to watch Fox News a few hours a week.  So that I'm not blindsided when the Tom Bishops of the world say things like this.

I don't think this would be a reason to declare this a mistrial unless people were personally threatening jurors.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Buckle up Buckaroos!
« on: April 23, 2021, 09:34:54 AM »
https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2021/04/23/caitlyn-jenner-running-for-california-governor-1377638

California, meet your next governor!

I assume she's running on a platform of repealing our draconian vehicular manslaughter laws.


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Don't psyche yourself out too much about it.  It's very random and I think for most it doesn't rise to level of something you'd call in sick for.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Favorite YouTube channels
« on: April 22, 2021, 11:04:28 AM »


Damnit!  Stop making that war criminal so loveable!

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