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  1. Re: Gold standard, inflation or why modern banking system is a kijiji scam

    By golly you're on to something. Maybe we could use human blood? We already have the blood banks...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    To be fair only the Ebionites were real Christians, the rest are Paulists ;).
  3. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Tell we're not calling this Cultural Fascism like that other brainlet theory? Next there'll be a Youtube-proven, Wikipedia confirmed alt-history that proves the Nazis something something America,...
  4. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    The OED mentions the first printed instance of "Political Correctness" occurring in the Witness (Litchfield, Conn.) in 1805.



    The next handful of entries are from the US as well (but of course...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    Indeed its entirely possible Biden himself will forget he's not Trump.

    My ignorant impression is is that electoral politics is about anger surfing, and timing your electoral runs for moments when...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Why don't they just buy more money? Jokes aside you know how triage works.


    Yes we are, but the sugar lobby in Australia, as well as the US, and the other carb peddlers like McD etc have amazing...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Maybe the Apaches can play Van Halen's immortal "Ice Cream man" as they save this democracy. Seriously how bad of a SecState was Hilary?

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    This is a sad state of affairs, and I feel bad...
  8. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Strine's dinkum Pom, Seppo.



    I mean, Boomer covers a lot of ground here. Alex for the ones with erectile disfunction, Joe for the mentally damaged ones (as in Biden or Rogan).
  9. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    I know a coupla Bretts like that, but yeah, usually its Davo or Gibbo or whatnot.
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Yes and no.

    She reigns in all her domains as Elizabeth II, despite there only having been one Elizabeth of Great Britain et al (Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland (and putatively France...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Yeah I think it has to be a very extreme scenario to justify a mandated vaccine eg crew stuck in a sub.

    Just a quibble about the use of the term mandates. I mean any order can be characterised as...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    Yes the readiness of rulers to kill those not adopting the approved faith is a stain on the Christian past. Sadly a lot of those revolting against Rome ended up with blood on their hands (eg Calvin,...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    Paul writes of the order of appearance of the risen Christ, and in any case James is earlier on thelist than Paul, ipso facto his belief and being born again precede's pauls. Your own argument that...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    I have attended Orthodox mass and the antique ritual and mystic rhythms of the offices are immersive. As a vehicle for faith it must be a most complete experience, addressing and nurturing the...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    I don't know who you are quoting there but they seem ignorant of scripture. Paul does not mention James's conversion in 1 Corinthians 15:7. There is nothing to suggest he was not born again. This...
  16. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    The political aspects of some US jurisdictions are very alien to me. The election of the state prosecutor/DA (and in some backwoods area police chiefs and judges) means there's a stronger political...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    That's nice, but how do Anglicans decide points of theological difference? The primitive church had a council, and the great Church (the old Orthodox patriarchies and the somewhat wayward Roman...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    That's a familiar story in my country for our indigenous community. There's a lack of trust of police and courts, so generally the indigenous community members try to keep their justice in their...
  19. Re: NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

    I guess there's been a rash of weapons demonstrations recently, so this could be the US flexing with a nice little twist "iTs NoT a WeApOn SyStEm...but we will drop 54509 YORP on Beijing if we want...
  20. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Its interesting the shades and nuances of the common law in different jurisdictions.

    Its clear Rittenhouse easily meets the bar for self defence, getting pursued and bashed by an armed mob is...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Yes the reason health authorities were ****ting themselves when this thing first broke was coronaviruses have been fairly lethal. We got lucky with how relatively mild this one was (worse than a flu...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    When there's a question of doctrinal difference, how did Paul and Peter resolve it? Diktat from a King? Or council of apostles? Asking for a friend.
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    There are elder and deacons and bishops in scripture, why would a church calling itself Christian leave out a scripturally attested Christian office? I mean that like leaving out the eucharist,...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Yep even with the massive increases in funds for directly COVID related measures the rest of the health system in Victoria has been reduced or put on hold.

    The catch up game is very hard as...
  25. Re: NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

    Pls don't land anything on Australia, you will get another littering fine.

    Jokes aside, this is great.
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    Bishops and Deacons are scriptural. Not having them seems to be unlike the Church as it was founded.

    How does the Church of England resolve doctrinal issues? The Council of Jerusalem resolved...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    ..whose opinion, according to Sola Scriptura, is to be dismissed by 2 Thessalonians 2:15 "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    Speaking as a lapsed Catholic...


    https://i.imgflip.com/5vfnfv.jpg

    Aren't the disputes in the eastern churches largely disciplinary matters? I mean I helps if you can stain the opposing...
  29. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Check the ear lobe, clearly Epstein.
  30. Re: Where freedoms collide... should freedom of belief justify freedom to discriminate?

    My feeling is Folau is a stupid footy player, trying to follow his faith. He may have deliberately chosen to do a bit of trolling at the bidding of attention seeking coreligionists, but quoting...
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    Sticky: Re: Ancient vendettas.

    When a world war starts typically an Australian vessel called "Sydney" runs into a German cruiser.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cocos

    If I had a nickel for every time it happened......
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    Re: Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Riots.

    I think the dead guy's girlfriends opinion is apposite, she said she felt for him, he was trying to help out, I think some/most of his family lived in that town, and he's been caught up in a wider...
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    Re: Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Riots.

    I mean if you have children and criminals wandering around with guns there's going to be more people killed. I don't see a solution to this, the gun companies have so many simps who yell "2A/cold...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    Sola scriptura sound impressive until you realise scripture says "hold fast to the traditions" (I think its in 2 Thessalonians) and specifically mentions the spoken tradition as equal to the written...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    ...I guess they'd have as much of a case as they do against the white slave owners. Given the US robbed the indigenous people blind I guess ultimately its the US that would have to repay it anyway?...
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    Yes the book takes a little time to unfold the cause of event. For example the move from Caladan to Arrakis is a massive promotion, because of the huge profits to be made.



    I read the book...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    Not for me. They're my country's ally and nearly all the Yanks I've met have been decent people. As Empires go they are not the worst.

    Happy to laugh with and at a mate about things but I always...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    (just to be completely clear):

    How dare you! Tonga is getting zero cost salt water therapy baths for the whole country, and Afghanistan is now 100% iceberg free. Or do you want another Titanic? I...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Earned it though. Unlike Australia, any good numbers here seem increasingly due to luck and geography.


    This sexy site allows you to flick between the control measures used mapped against case...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    I think its definitely both. Obama faced (IMHO) outright opportunistic hatred (remember all the "thanks Obama" nonsense in this place? people were weeping over their keyboards, its was communism and...
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