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  1. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Alhoon, your mistake was trying to make sense of, or even give the benefit of the doubt towards, the American religious right. That time has long passed, and it is dangerous to continue to assume...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    World War Z and The Night Eternal have been finished. WWZ was really good though I have a hard time believing society could "recover" so quickly. Fascinating way to tell a story though.

    And of...
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    I'm legitimately giggling at the fact that bitter tried to make a comparison to a Fletcher museum ship sinking after 80 years to the debacle of the Moskva. And now just ignoring that it was pointed...
  4. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Alhoon, you may disagree, but you won't be affected by the outcome of this as much as the people in the states whose voices are being silenced by these voting measures and gerrymandering.

    My vote...
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    alhoon you need to understand that it's not how the laws are written, but how they will ultimately be used. And with the right wing version of activist federal(ist) judges being put in place under...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I will agree the book is great. I'm more than halfway done (first week back at work has been rough, haven't been able to read much and because of how the book is structured I really have to focus on...
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    Re: Trumps Latest Controversy

    A reminder that Nixon would have gone down for EIGHTEEN MINUTES that were missing from those tapes.

    18 minutes.

    More than 7 hours are missing on the day Trump cultists were throwing a...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Soon...I finished The Fall last night. So today I should be able to start WWZ

    21 books.
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I certainly hope so.

    I'm making progress on The Fall. Should be able to finish it by Monday.
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I'm at 20 books so far this year. I can't see myself being able to continue my goal for a while. I simply seem to be unable to find a book I like to stick with. I have probably started and stopped 6...
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    Not an entire album no, but I am fond of the whole "What's the difference between the South and Nazi Germany? It only took one Sherman to defeat the South" schtick.

    I forgot the honorable mention...
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    Convenient that Justice Thomas had to be hospitalized the week his wife's text messages to Trump's top aide regarding overturning the election were being released. You know, the same overall...
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    Re: Science will not win over Religion

    How nice of God to murder his son so that he could forgive the sins he supposedly chose to allow us to commit.

    What a normal and totally rational thing for a supposedly all loving god to do.
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I have finished Boudica, to a rather unceremonious end. I'm thinking I somehow am missing an epilogue cause it ends abruptly with her death and nearly EVERYONE else surviving which was...odd.
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I'm kinda eh. I've only read 9 books since the last goal ended (though 17 overall in 2022 thus far) and I feel kind of burned out. It's not so much the books but my desire to do other things. And my...
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    I really need to stop assuming I don't need to spell things out:

    - Creating a curriculum advisory committee that is top-heavy with parents. ANY parents. 60% to 40%. Meaning Jonny Sr. who barely...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Fourth Season Out)

    -uVaB_lHEf8

    Can't say I'm thrilled about Brida once again dragging the show down. Nothing against the actress but I feel like Brida's story should have ended a while back. I'm concerned after how...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    Vikings Valhalla

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    Coming out soon. 8 episodes.

    Season 2 has already finished filming as well apparently with pre-production starting on season 3.

    I'm very...whelmed. The world...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    It is stupid but also wonderful. And the show was renewed for season 2 already.

    Finished Bosch 3 and 4 (Concrete Blonde and The Last Coyote) AND the 7th Series of Unfortunate Events (Vile Village)...
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    Wrong.

    167 is the Senate Bill that got thrown out because a Senator (you can guess which political party) made a stink about needing to be impartial when history teachers talk about "isms"...
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    I mean, that's one way to read it.

    It's hilariously and ignorantly wrong, but it is certainly a way to do it.

    The less ignorant way of looking at it is ":wub: and giggles" means that I was...
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    Re: Why do you believe in God, or why not?

    The whole "If you don't believe in me you'll suffer eternal damnation...Because I love all my children!"

    Also, far too much bad :wub: has happened in history without divine intervention. I don't...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Read the first Jack Reacher novel in anticipation of the Amazon series. Was quite the page turner.

    Will eventually start the second novel. Right now making my way through Concrete Blonde, the...
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    There are more than a few "good Christians" that are pro-Israel but not very pro-Jewish. Anecdotally, the "loving and accepting" non-denominational church my fiance used to attend before she saw just...
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    The thing is, to some parents, a neutral teaching of a subject is advocating/condemning a subject. Where can the line be drawn?

    I'm genuinely surprised that I did not get in trouble when I taught...
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    Not only that, but a state legislator in Oklahoma is trying to pass a law that will allow teachers who teach anything that "goes against religion" to be fined 10,000 dollars.

    The issue of course...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    You seemed to have sidestepped me but I'm feeling feisty.

    How do you reach out and have a dialogue with those that not only continue to deny the realities of the pandemic but are also threatening...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    How do you not show contempt for the people who have not taken it seriously at any stage, though? Two years and nearly a million American deaths and they still argue about bare minimum restrictions...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I did yes. I read I, Robot and Foundation in the same week cause I realized I had not read any of Asimov over the whole year.

    I bought the rest of the series but accidentally spoiled myself...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I did not read those novellas, so East of Eden was it for the 365 day reading period. 125 books

    I want to take a break since I recently finished the much larger than anticipated Dreaming The...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    At what point do you just say "There is no point in trying with this person (or these people)?", Antaeus? How many times can you "reach out" to understand their mindset before you realize their...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Not as many as I would like, but I am eight books deep already this year if you overlap them. But I have no idea what I am doing in terms of goals beyond my weird "Read british history through...
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    Re: The Expanse

    Anyone else finish the series, book or show?

    Or am I alone here :shifty:
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    Re: They Sold Their Souls

    Because people are generally selfish.

    I'm not sure why Christians and theists in general continue to pretend to be such arbiters of morality. The church has had 2000 years to fix that and can't...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Finished Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Neat little book. Not sure how he actually thought he would get away with designating it as a "juvenile" book for the time period but whatever.

    124. I have...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Has anyone here read East of Eden by Steinbeck? I think that will be my final book of this goal.

    Been reading Dreaming The Eagle by Manda Scott. It's the start of my sub-goal for this year's...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Speaking of Star Wars, I have read Queen's Shadow since I was unable to sleep last night so I stayed awake and finished it in one night. For a YA novel I liked it. I will probably read Queen's Peril...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Oh :wub: how did you find out I had a portrait of Fauci right next to my portrait of Bill Gates? /s

    This may come as a shock but there are more clever ways of saying my story is a lie. How dare I...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Had it confirmed for me recently that my partner's parents (who refused to come to our now-postponed wedding because they wouldn't get vaccinated) actually believe in the insanity that is "vaccine...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Fair.

    Though from what I understand the EU could be really hit or miss as well, which kind of matches my experiences so far. Like Dawn of the Jedi Into The Void was pretty...eh for me.
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