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He sounds like Kathy Bates in The Waterboy.  Everything bad is The Devil!
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Religion & Society / Re: Involuntary religious listening
« Last post by velkyn on Today at 07:27:33 AM »
well, I guess "thou shalt not bear false witness"  is in the toilet for these folks then.   
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Chatter / Re: The Band Wagon
« Last post by jetson on Today at 06:12:25 AM »

Abolish the electoral college.
Stop giving every unique state equal representation when they clearly do not have the population to warrant it.
Citizens United/Super PAC/Campaign Finance overhaul.
Eliminate Gerrymandering


Some of them require constitution changes which are near impossible in America. But more possible if you divide the progressive high population states up somehow.

Indeed. I told some friends that the best way to get guns under control is to remove it from the Constitution. I know that will never happen, but one can dream! Out of one side, Republicans will say that guns need to be protected by the Constitution, and out of the other side they will ramble incessantly over how the free market will solve any problem. I say the free market will actually help with gun control by allowing state and federal legislation to control that market, along with the healthcare industry, science, and the people who overwhelmingly want something to be done.

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https://earth.nullschool.net/#2018/10/13/1800Z/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-18.70,39.82,3000/loc=-12.066,38.860

That's it there. It's not really a cyclone/hurricane shape. It has a small eye and a still area at 2oclock. The high wind speed is out in the sea, rather than heading towards land. Often bureaus report gust speeds, or sustained.
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Chatter / Re: The Band Wagon
« Last post by Add Homonym on Yesterday at 09:45:48 PM »

Abolish the electoral college.
Stop giving every unique state equal representation when they clearly do not have the population to warrant it.
Citizens United/Super PAC/Campaign Finance overhaul.
Eliminate Gerrymandering


Some of them require constitution changes which are near impossible in America. But more possible if you divide the progressive high population states up somehow.
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Chatter / Re: The Band Wagon
« Last post by Timo on Yesterday at 05:03:30 PM »
You are not the only one in the country that has ended up in that situation. A simple google search will show you that. But you are exactly what I am talking about. It may be a small percentage that it happens, but the fact that it happens is why we have due process. Or would you prefer to go back to the days no due process was afforded?

Yeah, as black men, we're in kind of a weird position. On the one hand, it's good that people believe women and what not. On the other hand, white folks have always believed white women accusing black men of just about anything.

Also, based on what albeto has said you would be guilty of rape. Apparently you have to get verbal consent before you do anything because once you go past whatever the other person is okay with you are guilty of rape. The problem is these interactions simply don't happen at negotiation tables with lawyers present and contracts. You and a girl are making out (despite not getting verbal consent for that either) you reach for the blouse, she says no, you immediately stop, you are a rapist.

Nah, I had consent and all that. Maybe I wasn't being clear. She was into it. She said yes. All that changed when her parents got wind of the fact that something happened because our dumb ass friends let everyone know that we went into a room together so, you know? She tried to change details to remove herself and her own responsibility from it and that's what made me end up sounding like a rapist. Like it wasn't even a malicious thing. This was the result of her being very shamed and embarrassed and talking to her parents.

But again, we're cool. And that experience is part of why I joined this forum in the first place. I don't think she would have acted the way she acted without that whole Catholic thing being in the background. She thought it was very bad that she did things with a boy and so she's bad, or something.
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My understanding is that it wasn't classified as a hurricane because it didn't originate within certain range of parallels from the equator. On the East Coast of the US we have similar storms that are not classified as hurricanes. For us they call them Nor'easters (storms that travel northeasterly up the coast) but those usually strike late Fall to mid-Winter and sometimes they produce a lot of snow.

Nope. Your NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) says that the difference comes solely from sustained wind speeds. I checked the news articles again and apparently, the news were only reporting the very top recorded speeds, which are much higher than its sustained speeds. However, it's still a category 1 hurricane that's being reported (in the USA) as a tropical storm.
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Chatter / Re: Hurricane/Tropical storm/Whatever Leslie went through Portugal
« Last post by Chronos on Yesterday at 04:17:28 PM »
My understanding is that it wasn't classified as a hurricane because it didn't originate within certain range of parallels from the equator. On the East Coast of the US we have similar storms that are not classified as hurricanes. For us they call them Nor'easters (storms that travel northeasterly up the coast) but those usually strike late Fall to mid-Winter and sometimes they produce a lot of snow.


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Religion & Society / Re: Involuntary religious listening
« Last post by Chronos on Yesterday at 04:07:23 PM »
Damn, after all that I feel like there should be a collection plate I can drop money into.

When he mentions these women and their vulgar hats looking like female human anatomy, does he mention anything about the president, he most likely supports, liking to grab that female anatomy body part?

He railed against what "those on the left" did to the justice (Kavanaugh), "they destroyed his reputation, they destroyed his family's reputation".
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I understood the Hurricane Michael would end up there as well. Is that the storm you speak of?

Nope. I mean that the USA's classifying it as a "tropical storm", even though it fits the definition of a category 3 hurricane. It's definitely Leslie.
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