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Retail professional by trade, writer and musician by inclination.
Will always prefer an unpleasant truth to a comforting lie.
The concept of Faith is the greatest evil ever perpetrated against humanity, human dignity and reason.


LenHazell53 comments on Jan 31, 2022:
Hence Ointment, a portmanteau word made up of Ungent and Anointment
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 30, 2022:
"The Lost Scion" is one of the literary archetypes, perhaps the most famous examples are King Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon laid low, brought up as a lowly servant and then raised back up to his rightful place as King of the England and Cinderella.
Two well-known actors sharing a birthday today: Alan Alda, born in New York on January 28, 1936 is...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 28, 2022:
Charles Durning was one of my favourite actors of all time, versatile and gregarious, able to be hilarious and terrifying (occasionally at the same time) he was in the true sense extra-ordinary. My personal favourite performance was as the main antagonist Otis P. Hazelrigg in Dark night of the Scarecrow. As a bigoted, intolerant murderous bully postman he takes a cheap made for TV movie and along with the great Larry Drake as the eponymous scarecrow, lifts it to be a horror classic
Just had some Veg-head Jesus Freak hammering on my door, NO not the Evangeloon another equally weird...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 28, 2022:
There is an old Yorkshire expression that seems apropos "Bye, that one will lose nowt for cheek"
You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 27, 2022:
Who is Richard A. Weatherwax? All that I can find out about him is that he apparently said this and possibly lives in Florida, other than that he does not seem to exist.
Pruinose adjective covered with a frostlike bloom or powdery secretion, as a plant surface.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 27, 2022:
I'm guessing this is from Pruina, the Latin word for frost.
School Board Bans Pulitzer-Winning Graphic Novel About the Holocaust The board cited the inclusion ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 27, 2022:
The modern face of fascism Feelings over facts Rights without responsibility Morality without memory Expurgation over education Virtue signaling over veracity
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Stephen Colbert's Slay Your Fleek: KidCore Is Over, Indie ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 27, 2022:
Yes that is me talking to my kids
Chris Hayes On The ‘Dangerous’ Growth Of The Anti-Vax Movement - MSNBC []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 27, 2022:
Darwin awards all round
Sauce for the goose also works on the gander! You put yours & NATO troops on our front door stop and...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 26, 2022:
That link appears to be dead, here is an alternative This just keeps getting worse and worse.
Just picked a news report but am not quite certain if it is authentic or not but I'll post it ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 26, 2022:
It's true "Sarah Palin's positive COVID test delays NY Times defamation trial"
Old songs now represent 70 percent of the U.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 26, 2022:
"Is Old Music Killing New Music?" No, most new music is inferior, simplistic, mechanical and unoriginal. The new artists are products of hype not skill, experience and talent and song writers are limited by the need for lyrics to be "Unproblematic" and "appropriate" so no protest songs, no meaningful poetry and nothing that the twitterverse or China might find "offesive" It is no wonder that younger people are "discovering" classic rock, pop even disco and becoming enamored of it and then being shocked to find it is 40, 50 even 60 or more years old.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 25, 2022:
How charming
I couldn’t find anything of any interest in this group, and I left almost immediately.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
Ah well
Alyssa Milano...Still charmed
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
For once this one is genuine, she did have a short lived career as a glamour model when she was 18, and living in France.
Remembering actor Ernest Borgnine, born in Hamden, CT on January 24, 1917.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1956 not 1955, he also won the BAFA for best actor that years too. The Film Marty also won best picture Oscar and was nominated for the Best Film BAFTA Marlon Brando won in 1955 for On the Waterfront
Must be traveling off beak.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
No one comments on what anyone does in public in Britain so long as they don't light up a cigarette up afterward, if they do it is every man for himself.
This message showed up when I edited my post. What is going on?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
What message?
“The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favours, it always wants more ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
The quote is from *One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich* by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, based on his experiences of being imprisoned in a Soviet Gulag for eight years, compressed in to a single day of horror.
As they say "it's complicated" (and they hate when you point this out)
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
Always a good one
What words do you habitually misspell?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
I am partially dyslexic so a number of words bother me, rules such as when to use one L or two, which words have an H after a W and which don't, when to use ee and when ea and which words end in OR, ER and AR, or ian or ion Thank goodness for spell checkers and mnemonic pronunciation tricks
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
My favorite word like this is Scoff which for centuries meant to mock or to belittle but from the early 20th century also came to mean to eat with gusto after the rise in popularity of Georges Auguste E***scoff***ier, the French chef and cookery writer.
Tucker Carlson Calls Howard Stern a 'Coward' Over His COVID Stance
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
That is the worm calling the snake dirty belly
Inveigle verb (used with object) to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 24, 2022:
complex history, originally meaning blind to circumstance
Glenn Kirschner - Trump's Draft Executive Order for Military Seizure of Voting Machines: Deeply ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 23, 2022:
What a mess
The American sychophants & back stabbers breach privacy & result in resignation of a man expressing ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 23, 2022:
This is the world we live in "speak and be damned" stay silent and be assumed guilty, never answer a question directly for fear of future consequence and if all else fails lie, the more outrageously the better and blame someone else.
palingenesis noun rebirth; regeneration.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 23, 2022:
Palingenesis is a form of reproduction where the offspring is an exact copy of one of the parents, (as in cellular mitosis) in effect a clone or a very extreme form of ontogenesis (each generation possessing many identical features to the previous one) PalinGenesis from the Greek Palin = again Genesis = Birth literally born again
Azrahara (couldn't find her real name)
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
Stunning woman, the picture dates from 2013 first publish in Russia, but the name of the model seems to have been lost to the mists of time.
Just look at 1929 after election of Herb Hoover, and 2009 after Bush left office.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
Because you can always tell when a Republican is lieing ... you can see their lips moving.
Remembering Sir John Hurt on his 82nd birthday - born on January 22, 1940 in Chesterfield, UK.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
Odd that you should mention it, I am just watching him right now on Netflix in "Merlin", as the voice of the Great Dragon
Has anyone used Prazosin?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
It is a blood pressure medication that is sometimes used as a sleeping aid, so keep an eye on you BP levels it is also known to have a number of potential side effects such as Headache, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation, these can only be short term but if they last more than a day or so go back to your doctor.
Contumacious SHOW IPA adjective stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
Latin contumax "haughty, insolent, obstinate" Also colloquially used for one prone to resist legitimate authority
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
The character of Lothario in Rowe's “The Fair Penitent” was described as a "Vile Seducer" an excellent phrase onomatopoeically reminiscent of the slithering of a serpent.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
The Italian name originally meant a Warrior of great fame and/or reputation
dishabille 1a archaic : negligee b : the state of being dressed in a casual or careless style 2...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 22, 2022:
from Latin habitus "condition, demeanor, appearance, dress," and dis- "apart, asunder"
Big Sky Daddy certainly does work in mysterious way it seems.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 20, 2022:
Dougal, Jack and Ted say
An educated women has the power of educate her entire family...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 20, 2022:
Conversely however, it should be remembered (and I speak from experience) an indoctrinated person (especially a mother) has the power to indoctrinate her entire family.
The Infographics Show - The Ugly Truth About Mother Teresa []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
She was an evil old bat who called her clinics "Homes for the dying" because not many people came out of them alive. She believed that medicine (when not being used on her) defied the will of god. She was willing to take money from criminals, tyrants, dictators writing to buy their way in to heaven, and even called them friends. When she won her Nobel prize, her acceptance speech was not about the evils of poverty but was instead a diatribe about the "evil" of contraception which she described as worse than murder, rape and genocide.
What conservatives and antivaxxers on this site get for hitting level 10. []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
OH please tell me I can actually buy one of those, pleeeaaaseeee
This has to be seen to be believed.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
The Young Turks - Right-Winger On Ventilator Blames Dems, BLM, China For COVID []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
vaccinationErm, what? Does this guy have "in" and "out" written on the tops of his shoes so he can look down and be reminded to breathe? He believes covid19 is a hoax, while at the same time being a bio-weapon. That vaccinations don't work because he didn't take one and then caught the fake disease anyway, so that proves it? He thinks BLM and Antifa are in a conspiracy against him personally and gave him a disease that doesn't exits because lying doctor say it does, presumably by black magic and his recovering is proof of god's power. Oh yes and of course demonocrats are responsible for all of it anyway, BLM, Antifa, covid, vacination and anti-vaxxers, black magic, bio-weapons and hoaxes, flat earthers, round earthers, evilution lies, January 6th, the tooth fairy, the last three star wars movies, Eric Trump and vegan bacon!!!!!!!
Donald Trump investigation reveals new details of alleged fraud: []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
Well everything else about him is a fraud, (his hair, his skin colour, his alleged happy marital state,his intelligence or lack thereof, etc) so there is presidential precedent
"Do you know what a philosopher is?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
Someone who has their best ideas while bathing?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
So in modern politics "Jejune Is Bustin' Out All Over"?
A new resource available to all interested in English Protest song 1600 - 2020.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 19, 2022:
The Great Damh the Bard at the fracking protest at Balcombe West Sussex on 8th August 2013 The sons and daughters of Robin Hood (sing along) Lyrics We all watched you on a TV Quite honourable gentleman apparantly Different voices with only one name To win my vote and to win the game Now some have died to pave the way So we can vote come polling-day X marks the spot that gives us our voice But how do you vote when there isn't a choice If you thought that we would do nothing You've misunderstood For we are the sons and daughters of Robin Hood See I remember exclusion zones At solstice time around the Stones Poll Tax riots at Trafalgar Square The rich they got richer the poor were stripped bare Builing new roads with no thought for the land And the blood of the beanfield is still on your hands Now drilling of Shetland will do you just fine And you wanted to sell off our forest like you closed down mines If you thought that we would do nothing You've misunderstood For we are the sons and daughters of Robin Hood There's nothing to see There's nothing to see There's nothing to see here There's nothing to see Won't you just look away There's nothing to see here England's a green and pleasant land It's not there to put cash in your hand I see your symbol is the English oak tree Is that your idea of irony Now millions of eyes have turned upon you And each one is watching what you will do But all are ready to spoil your game For the blood of an outlaw it flows in our veins If you thought that we would do nothing You've misunderstood For we are the sons and daughters of Robin Hood
Tucker Carlson Gets SCHOOLED By Satanist On 1st Amendment - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
There is an old epigram that states "If you cannot blind them with science, baffle them with bullshit" Fucker seems to have taken this to heart, well the second part anyway.
A new resource available to all interested in English Protest song 1600 - 2020.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
Glad to See Tom Robinson's sing if your glad to be gay, but a few I would have included are missing. But maybe they are not using the same definition of protest as me.
Do you think the human race is generally good or bad?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
One of the best peices of advice ever given to me was from my journalism professor "Never confuse *people* with *The people* ". People can be good or bad but are mostly indifferent, THE People are invariably a dangerous brainless mass following only their most base instincts with barely a brain cell between them.
Hey, if it's going to be playing in my head for the rest of the day then it might as well be playing...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
Another thought for the day
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
This coked up butthole is a trump too, so I guess I can put this here.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
He can at least take some comfort in the fact he is not "Eric"
Firth noun a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
As in the firth of forth
Ending religion lessons in schools leads to overall decline in belief but not morals | Religion | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
Schools are supposed to impart knowledge, other than the knowledge that religion exists and did so in the past, which could be covered in the study of history and literature, there is in my opinion no place for religion in schools. Furthermore given the "bloody" history of religion the moral well being of general scholars under the age of 16 could only be improved by that omission from the basic curriculum. I am reminded of a story related by Bertrand Russell of a letter written to him by a student who requested the opinion of the noted polymath on an offer of a research fellowship the corespondent had received to study theology at Trinity college Cambridge, Rusell being an alumnus of the said college. Russell wrote back that he had no opinion on the matter whatsoever as he was not even sure that Theology was an actual academic subject, and unless the young chap was going to research that question his time would be better spent elsewhere doing literally anything else.
Blondie. - One Way Or Another …live 1979. []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
Parallel Lines is a terrific album, every track is a classic.
China tells citizens to avoid mail from abroad and open packages with gloves, claiming that Omicron ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 18, 2022:
There was a Simpsons episode season four episode “Marge in Chains”, in 1993 using exactly the same premise about Homer catching Asain Flu from a Chinese Ebay parcel. Not really original as far as bullshit propaganda goes.
Atheists don’t have morals” My morals are the only thing stopping me from becoming a pastor and...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 17, 2022:
During one of my periods of unemployment the job centre sent me for psychometric testing to determine what career path would suit me best. The result came back informing me that I was 100% suited to being a clergyman. I pointed out that was stupid since I was an atheist, to which by career coach replied, "What has that got to do with it?" I must admit I have thought about raising money to do a religious revival touring show in the US, I'm convinced with my background in theater production I could put on a good show, but like you my conscience gets in the way.
Australia has decided to 'let Covid rip.' Is that a good idea?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 17, 2022:
I suppose that if you were in a crashing plane and the captain ordered everyone to put on a parachute, there would be plenty of arse holes who would refuse because no one tells them what to do, and parachutes cause cancer or impotence and the whole plane crash story is a hoax anyway. Well fine, let them sit in their seats as the plane plunges to a firey death. Though some people might break a leg or wrist because they haven't bee trained in parachuting, chances are they won't die from doing the sensible thing and getting of the damned plane. To be honest I thought Australians had a bit more sense than this, but stupidity does not recognize borders.
(Good Riddance.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 17, 2022:
"(Fox) cut ties with the once-respected journalist." 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😄😄😄😄😄 Oh that's priceless, tell us another
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 17, 2022:
In colloquial 19th century American slang, "A Hunker" was a conservative Democrat in politics and later any old "conservative, fogey," such as a grumpy uncle who longed for a return to "the good old days" when things were "hunky-dory"
This is Tommy and he is my new buddy.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
Another far right anti Vaxer dead of Covid. []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
Title song from the 1979 Monty Python's The Life of Brian, sung by Sonia Jones who was just 16 then.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
In the script book of the Life of Brian, which doubles as a scrap book of behind the scenes stories and trivia, Eric Idle tells the story of he and Michael Palin discussing the most inappropriate theme song for their film (Still at that time entitled "Jesus Christ Lust for Glory") and Palin drunkenly suggesting getting Tom Jones or Shirley Bassey to parody a bond theme and set about writing the lyrics. Months later when the backers of the film had pulled out George Harrison stepped and formed Handmade films to save the film any question of hiring A big name singer for the titles was lost as the budget had been cut my almost 70 percent. George however on hearing the plan remember talk of a young backing singer who did a mean Shirley Bassey impersonation and managed to track her down. This was fifteen year old Sonia Jones, who was offered standard rates to sing the theme. On hearing her performance both Idle and Harrison offered to double her fee, without knowing the other had done so, neither retracted the offer when they did find out so she was effectively paid three times and deserved every penny of it.
Spirituality: What It Is And Why It Matters Roger S. Gottlieb [] .
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
What It Is And Why It Matters What It Is *Imagination and wishful thinking* Why It Matters *It doesn't*
As I continue to rummage through boxes of books in my ongoing effort to pare down what I have in my ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
Happens a lot as does "revising" and censorship. Which while better than "canceling" still sets an appalling precedent
My biggest problem with the idea of Heaven and Hell
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
Makes a good joke but was actually genuine Christian doctrine, the revelation of which gained Thomas Aquinas a Sainthood “In order that the happiness of the saints may be more delightful to them and that they may render more copious thanks to God for it, they are allowed to see perfectly the sufferings of the damned … So that they may be urged the more to praise God … The saints in heaven know distinctly all that happens … to the damned." *[Summa Theologica, Third Part, Supplement, Question XCIV, “Of the Relations of the Saints Towards the Damned,” First Article]”* ***St Thomas Aquinas***
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
Slaister. a sloppy mess. SLAISTER by James King Annand MBE Mum cries me a slaister, Says naethin could be waur Nor mellin sand and water And slaisterin in the glaur. When I'm aa glaur and slaistert And clarty as a tink Mum maks a graith o soap suds And plops me in the sink. Syne when I'm washed and tidied And clean as clean can be My Mum gies me a cuddle And maks me chips for tea.
This movie was brought up in another group and I just wanted to share because I love it so much.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
Wonderful and a great memento of two wonderful entertainers Thank you for posting this.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 16, 2022:
Two other possibilities origins are 1) the Norman French "Frissel" a derogatory term for a man overly fond of clothes with fringes tassels and bright colours similar to an English Fop. Often applied to Spaniard who were thought of as being stereotypically effeminate or 2) Fizzle a medieval insult meaning both "loser" and one who breaks wind A LOT
Here's a puzzle to be solved ...perhaps by a cunning linguist?[]
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 14, 2022:
Unbelievably this is not a joke, this is a real science award presented in Australia for excellent in science at secondary school level. This picture shows the presentation at Maffra Secondary school Bill Cane Court, Maffra, VIC, Australia, Victoria in 2015. The award is called the Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation in Schools and the artwork on the bronze plaque is named "Peeling back the layers of mother earth" Google the award and you will see many pictures of other recipients in the years since.
I tried a new product today, Banza Rice.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 14, 2022:
Sounds good, I cook with chickpeas a lot, especially in stews, and I eat rice almost everyday. Will have to see if this is available in the UK.
This is my first attempt at a meme. I think it's pretty funny.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 14, 2022:
That is brilliant
Even if you are not into anime films, this is one I know a lot of people enjoy: from Japan - ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 14, 2022:
Studio Ghibli is not typical of the Japanese anime industry. They are best comparable to Disney in their heyday of family film making. Their character design is unique, their animation technique is wonderfully realistic. My personal favourite is "The Cat Returns" a wonderful influential fairy story.
Golden Girls spinoff. []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
The Golden Palace Barely made it to one season, but is mainly memorable for giving Cheech Marin his chance at a clean and sober successful comeback. Still it was better and ran longer than Bea Arthur's god awful American remake of Fawlty Towers (Amanda's 1983), with her as a gender swapped Basil.
How cool is that?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
Wow, great story, thanks
Don't even have to think about it
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
The original viral meme
So there...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
Reminds me of the old Jewish curse "May you lose every tooth in you head but one, so you can still have toothache!"
Prince Andrew stripped of military affiliations by Queen Elizabeth
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
Birds of a feather, Prince Andrew, Sir Jimmy Savile and friend in 1994
Ann Coulter Blasts 'Liar and Con Man' Donald Trump Over Ron DeSantis Booster Criticism
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
The sort of spat where you are rooting for both sides to lose sort of like when Mohamed Al Fayed and conservative (turned UKip) MP Neil Hamilton sued each other for deformation of character and both lost on the grounds that they both had no good reputation to be defamed.
Will-o'-the-wisp noun a flitting phosphorescent light seen at night, chiefly over marshy ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
Kenneth Williams played the eponymous Will-o-the-wisp for 52 episodes of the children's cartoon in 1981
Can we survive without money?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
Not without a total paradime shift away from the social model by which the western world has been molded for thousands of years once the first city states were established a social classes or caste systems were implement as methods of control and exploitation. That is to say away from basing the worth of the individual being based upon what they have, rather than what they can contribute. A society based around productivity for the over all good rather than on profit for the elite, for a general rise in well being, rather than an aspiration for personal advancement and superiority in the pecking order. A return to a type of society practiced in tribal communities, where the members of the group all contribute a skill, talent or craft to everyone else for the common good without ambition of greed, but instead a commune based on mutual altruism. Of course today in a capitalist society, such ideas are demonised by the ruling elite who see them as a threat to their position and power as "Socialism" "Communism" and "Dangerous" because without poverty and desperation people cannot be controlled by fear.
Corvine adjective pertaining to or resembling a crow.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 13, 2022:
Only on land, a raven like bird living on the shore or over water is a "cormorant" from Latin corvus marinus meaning "sea raven" Corvine from Latin corvinus "of or pertaining to the raven family"
Noosphere: the sphere of human consciousness and mental activity especially in regard to its ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 12, 2022:
This theory seems to take a fairly simple idea of reason and problem solving in sentient beings having a direct effect on their environment and made it unnecessarily metaphysical.
But you can still shag your sister it seems?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 12, 2022:
It will be interesting to see if former president Trump cancels his family trips to France from now on “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father …” Donald Trump Rolling Stone 2015
Pope Francis removes archbishop tied to document barring same-sex blessings []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, or CDF is the modern name for a very old Vatican office indeed. Up until the turn of the 19th century is used to be called "The inquisition"
(Most gun violence is cowardly, but drive-bys are the lowest of the low.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
I am beyond words, so angry, so sad. That poor, poor child. Edit an update
For at least one hundred thirty two years, racism & class warfare have been the preferred US ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose :(
Skookum adjective large; powerful; impressive.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
In my copy of Myths and Legends of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence (1923) Skookum is the Chinook tribe's word for Bigfoot along with Boqs, Siatco, Sasquatch among the other plains Indians and Canadian tribes.
Indiana Senator Walks Back Instruction To Teacher Not To Condemn Nazism To Students
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
Yup and on the same night Ted Cruz called the Jan 6th insurrectionists Terrorists and then had to make a groveling on air apology to Fucker Carlson for insulting their viewers. OH dem crazy republicans!
China switched on its nuclear fusion device that’s 5 times hotter than the Sun
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
What Is 'Love Bombing'?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
I've never heard the term used in this context, However when I was a Mormon stake missionary we were trained in the technique of Love bombing. It is a method of preventing a possible apostate and of persuading doubting investigators to go that one last step and be baptised. It begins with friend shipping, that is that the attentive missionaries who have been giving lessons introduce the investigator to an active Mormon family, one or more of whom share an interest with the investigator. There will be a period of the said family inviting the investigator to their home, and visiting him or her in their own home. This will be followed up with introductions to other members all of who will make the Investigator feel welcome and part of a community, until the at last succumb and agree to joint the church and be baptised, after which the love bombing trails off until unless there is a genuine friendship it stops all together. Single men are treated even more viciously and will be introduced to every single women in the ward or stake in search of a temple worthy priesthood holding husband, some times even to the point of marriage. Not surprising as it is an integral part of Mormon life that the only way to get in to heaven is to be married and be actively producing lots of little Mormons. Love Bombing potential apostates pretty much follows the same pattern , only with every on reminding the subject just how super dupper great it is to be one of Gods chosen. Again especially so when the apostate is married and the other partner is not sure about leaving, they will actively try and break up the marriage in order not to lose both members, and will try to marry off the remainer to another active single Mormon, or try and blackmail the leaver in to staying so that they don't also lose their spouse, home and community. It is a filthy way of behaving but that is Mormons for you.
Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman to appear on the U.S. quarter
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
Sadly very late in the day, but it is at least a step in the right direction.
DAMN!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
My brother's godmother used to do things like this, she would go to the "Wimpy Bar" order herself burger sausage bender and chips and then sit it in front her kids and eat it, giving them a banana each out of her hand bag and telling them, to hide it from the staff. The first time we saw this my mother was gobsmacked and bought "Auntie Sheila"'s kids a burger each along with ours, and was told off for spoiling the children for her trouble.
Vaccine Appointments Quadruple After Quebec Requires Shots For Liquor Stores | Crooks and Liars
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
A stroke of political brilliance
Try this for fun. Test Your Vocab [] FAQ []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
40,300 words
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 11, 2022:
A Latin word derived from the name of the Greek hero Bellerophon the ultimate warrior known for being the killer (Phonia φονιάς) of the monster Bellero a chimera of lion, goat, and snake, that breathed fire.
Cantillate verb (used with object) to chant; intone.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 10, 2022:
from Latin canticulum "a little song," and cantus "bird-song," Also the root of Chant and Canticle
Casus Belli: noun 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 10, 2022:
Literally from the Latin accidents/opportunities of war, but usually taken as a portmanteau phrase with Casus being taken from a pig Latin version of the French Cas "A trial" and Belli from the Latin for war meaning "The (legal) case for the war"
I think our need to be number one has done as much damage to the American psyche as any addictive ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 10, 2022:
The problem is not that Americans are patriotic The problem is not that Americans love their country The problem is not that Americans are proud to be Americans Those are all fine The Problems are that a significant minority Americans think every other country in the world is shit, that non American are inferior and that people who are not white are not actually human and that over 70% of the nation suffer from the Dunning Kruger effect.
Look at this unsolicited message I got today.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 10, 2022:
To quote South Park
I for one do see this as a real possibility and that is not a good thing. []
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 10, 2022:
The façade of democracy has been hanging by a thread for decades in many of the western powers since the 1980s. The fall of the Soviet block allowed the whole of the world to see just how corrupt a government can become and still hold on to the illusion of free and fair elections, freedom of expression and the freedom to protest while still keeping the Jack boot firmly on the jugular of the people all the while claiming it is for their own protection from "Them" Covid has been the excuse for switching freedom to, into freedom from!


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