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When I was a kid in the 50s the church I went to...

When I was a kid in the 50s the church I went to gave out boxes with numbered envelopes for contributions on Sunday. Kids got small boxes adults got bigger boxes.

In grammar school we sent out to...

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I beliee the Vatican has detailed records going...

I beliee the Vatican has detailed records going far back in history.

It is not just Canada. It is the USA, Central/South America, and the Irish schools. It is systemic in the RCC history. The...
3. Thread: Why HRW is untrustworthy

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Don't confuse me with the facts.

Don't confuse me with the facts.

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I don't think either Gandhi or MLK were...

I don't think either Gandhi or MLK were pacifists, they used passive resistance.

Thy understood large scale violence would only escalate.

The NA populations in North America who live on...

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Collective Guilt

My father was not racist but two of my uncles were certainly racists and open about it. Do I feel guilty in anyway about it being in my white family, no.

Do I feel a collective guilt as a white...

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I doubt the real Jusus if he existed founded a...

Well, that is Scriptural. Derived from God.

Jesus founded His church on Peter, the first Pope. He was very clear. If you believe the Christian Testament. I don't, but I can read the plain...

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Calculus 101 You have to find the limits of...

Calculus 101

You have to find the limits of integration from the intercepts. Find the points where f1() and f2() coincide. Solve for f1() = f2();

You can do a pencil and paper sketch to get a...

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I personally treat my underwear with great...

I personally treat my underwear with great reverence.
9. Thread: The root of Christianity

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Learner Counterfeits? It is all counterfeit if...

Learner

Counterfeits? It is all counterfeit if you see Jesus as a Jew preaching Jewish faith to Jews. If there was a 'true' group of followers we have no ay to know that historically, there is...
10. Thread: The root of Christianity

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It is the Roan Catholic Church emphasis in Roman....

It is the Roan Catholic Church emphasis in Roman. It was modeled after the Roman authoritarian system. The pope is the empower and in the past had dictatorial powers. They had their own military at...
11. Thread: Why HRW is untrustworthy

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There is propaganda on both sides. The long...

Are you denying that palestinians do often lie and ridiculously/excessively so?
All these staged videos?
I find this particular case unremarkable compared to other cases. Not worthy of bringing it...

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The RCC considers itself above civil law...

The RCC considers itself above civil law answering to a 'higher power'.

The RCC lost its civil power of enforcement with the rise of the Italian state in the late 19th century. . In the mid 1800s...
13. Thread: Why HRW is untrustworthy

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To me it is plausible. There are skydivers who...

To me it is plausible.

There are skydivers who service main and backup parachute failures and walk away. Recently there was a nes report of someone who fell several stories ad walked away with...
14. Thread: The Remarkable Progress of Renewable Energy

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Yes. My comment is about making a case against...

Just a reminder that battery technology is not all unicorns and fairy dust.[/QUOTE]

Yes. My comment is about making a case against renewables and EV on the basis that it has its on set of issues....
15. Thread: The Right To Repair

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There are service companies that repair phones.,...

There are service companies that repair phones., lie replacing a display.

My flip phone costs \$25 and my smart phone \$65. I doubt if if I woud save money having them repaired.

On the other...
16. Thread: Natural numbers vs. whole numbers vs. integers

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When I see Z I see z = r + i a complex number.

When I see Z I see z = r + i a complex number.
17. Thread: The root of Christianity

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Again there was and is now no singular Christian...

No surprise we (including stevebank) will have different views of the early Christians, although I do see the rhetoric "Christians are often Violent" is a view you seem quite strongly about.

Just...
18. Thread: Natural numbers vs. whole numbers vs. integers

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I have no depth in math foundations, but the...

I have no depth in math foundations, but the question I would ask is there any algebraic functional difference across definitions?

All things algebraic, add mult div sub, reduces to a number...
19. Thread: The root of Christianity

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The way I say it the Romans had two rules. 1....

The way I say it the Romans had two rules.

1. Promote that which promotes order and wealth.
2. Anything interfering with 1 is harshly suppressed.

Pragmatic Romans may have seem them as...
20. Thread: The root of Christianity

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I watched a PDS show today Secrets Of The Dead...

I watched a PDS show today Secrets Of The Dead that looked at the newest archeological evidence around the time of the alleged King Arthur.

There is no evidence of any large scale conflict or...

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It is true. From local reporting shallow water...

The article doesn't clarify whether Dr. Harley is a scientist with a PhD, or a "scientist" with a "PhD."[/QUOTE]

It is true.

From local reporting shallow water marine life has been literally...
22. Thread: The Remarkable Progress of Renewable Energy

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In the news fire departments are having to deal...

In the news fire departments are having to deal with EV car crashes and batteries, so what?
23. Thread: What, exactly, is CRT?

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Cathode RY Tube? I listed to a black academic...

Cathode RY Tube?

I listed to a black academic on NPR who wrote a book about it. It depends on who you listen to. It can sound like awareness of American history and appreciating of how we got to...
24. Thread: When a riot isn't a riot

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Our mayor kept calling riots peaceful demonstrations.

I watched Ethiopians marching past my building protesting politics back home,...