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Chicago’s First Monument to a Black Woman Will Commemorate Anti-Lynching and Suffrage Activist ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 6, 2021:
Ida Wells, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and many more like them… these are the people whose likenesses should be memorialized in our towns and cities all across the US, as opposed to white men who fought to uphold slavery!
A French Teenager’s Anti-Islam Rant Unleashed Death Threats. Now 13 Are on Trial
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 6, 2021:
Beliefs have consequences. If one believes that it is a crime, punishable by death, to blaspheme, or to become an apostate, this belief will lead to great harm. To quote Ghandi, who was evidently inspired by Lao Tzu: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”
Terrified White Supremacists Run Away from Counter-Protesters
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 6, 2021:
To quote Python, “Run away! Run away!” 😆
I can't verify that Donald Trump supporters are sharing this picture on social media but I would not...
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 6, 2021:
Were you aware that Jesus gave neck rubs? 😆
Colo. school district stops bible distribution due to FFRF - Freedom From Religion Foundation
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 6, 2021:
I support the work of Annie Laurie Gaylor and her husband, Dan Barker, and appreciate everything the FFRF does to plug breaches in what should be an impenetrable wall of separation between church and state!
Why Nobody Should Be an Atheist []
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 6, 2021:
Too many fallacies in this brief article to address. Suffice to say, the burden of proof lies with the theist who claims that God exists, and thus far, the evidence presented has been insufficient to prove the existence of a deity, so I find God 'not guilty' of existing.
In my mind there are two separate issues.
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 6, 2021:
As a nullifidian (one who is without faith or religious belief), I tend to agree with you ... so I suppose I don't need to fuck myself. ;-) My de-conversion process from religious faith to no faith at all involved a way point or rest stop called Deism, the faith of my avatar, Thomas Paine. At some point I understood that all organized religions are the creations of human beings who acted on their own (i.e., without divine inspiration), and that all religions that have ever existed, including those today, are feckless at best, and immoral at worst. Paine believed that 'the Almighty' created the universe and all the laws that govern it, and then went on to other more important matters. A Deist doesn't accept that there is a 'personal god' who, on occasion, intervenes in human affairs. Deists thus reject reports of miracles, prophets, houses of worship and all self-anointed clergy. Paine said, "My own mind is my own church." I was fine with this position for a time, but soon realized that whether or not I believed in such a deity made no difference, and so the Deist god became just as irrelevant and nonexistent as the others.
Trump’s Sarasota Rally Trolled by Plane Flashing ‘Loser-Palooza’ Sign (Video)
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 5, 2021:
I miss the baby Trump blimp!
Wisdom for the ages ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 5, 2021:
Meaning of life
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 5, 2021:
'Meaning' (which I assume you to intend as making sense of things) cannot be imposed. It can only be what we, and not anyone else, attribute to our own lives, never to those of others, or to life in general. To ruminate any further on the subject is, IMHO, a waste of our time. As one of your fellow Canadians observed: "Why are we here? Because we're here Roll the bones Roll the bones Why does it happen? Because it happens Roll the bones Roll the bones" --Neil Peart
Pray for rain
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 5, 2021:
More mass graves found?
Can someone identifying this butterfly?
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 4, 2021:
Better be on the lookout for Buffalo Bill!
NYS Attorney General and Manhattan DA Cy Vance as well
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 4, 2021:
Running in 2024, perhaps?
Big fan of progressive music (mostly the older music since new prog rock pickings are slim) and ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 4, 2021:
Prog Metal is its own sub-genre. This band appears to follow in the tradition of bands like Dream Theater, Riverside and Opeth. I have to be in the mood for prog metal, even though bands like Rush and Pink Floyd were among my favorites. The best prog rock was from the 70s, IMO. I was a huge fan of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, early Genesis, Yes, Focus, Camel, Jethro Tull, and many more. In recent decades, I’ve encountered very few bands that invoke some of the best of what prog rock has to offer. IMO, notable exceptions of 21st century prog rock bands/projects/artists include Transatlantic, Frost* (Milliontown), OSI, Steven Wilson, Spock’s Beard and Pure Reason Revolution.
Barry White would've been 77 today had he survived.
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 4, 2021:
There could only ever be one ‘Walrus of Love!’ 😉
Well we can dream about it I guess....
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 2, 2021:
Sadly there’s an entire industry devoted to the “left behind” trope. It would seem that the concept of the rapture is ingrained in the collective insanity of faith! 😉
Vehicle crashes through front of N.J. driving school -
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 2, 2021:
His punishment should be to enroll in remedial driver training at the very school he rammed his vehicle into. But who would want to sit next to him during the course?
Sir David Attenborough does voiceover for a tortoise mating with a “croc” shoe on Graham Norton ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 2, 2021:
Thank you for this post! David Attenborough was always hero of mine, but thanks to this self deprecating bit, he has been elevated (in my estimation) to ‘sub deity’ level!
Have you heard from our war mongering ex-president yet?
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 2, 2021:
IMHO, the post-911 invasion of Afghanistan was more justified than the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Air Force Academy distributed George Takei they called us enemy to cadets
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 2, 2021:
Air Force vet here as well, and very pleased with this choice of reading material at the Academy. Even Ronald Reagan, in his speech at the signing of the bill for reparations to Japanese Americans and their families interned in camps during World War II, emphasized: “For here we admit a wrong; here we reaffirm our commitment as a nation to equal justice under the law.” That law signed by Reagan in 1988 admitted, via formal apology, that the United States had committed a grave misdeed. Our government was wrong, as were the majority who supported this action, and we must never forget this!
Sounds like something I would do
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 2, 2021:
This is an awesome story… and an inspiring one! I can’t wait for the opportunity to do something similar. Thank you for this post!
Methodist Church allows same-sex marriage in 'momentous' vote []
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 2, 2021:
I used to celebrate such victories when a particular religious denomination came to its senses. But now, as a firm nullifidian who looks upon the world as filled with too many denominations with so little sense, this capitulation by one region of a denomination is just one big “meh!”
Stars and Stripes - There’s a Theory That At-Sea Navy Shock Tests Caused The Condo Collapse
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 1, 2021:
Glad to know you don't think that is what happened ... Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick! Has the entire world (including Stars & Stripes) gone fucking mad? Next thing you know, we'll be hearing about the CIA's perfectly placed charges that triggered the implosion! Q'Anon logic is a cancerous contagion.
Klein Vision AirCar completes 35-minute test flight in Slovakia CNN
p-nullifidian comments on Jul 1, 2021:
Meet George Jetson. Remember him? He's a boomer who bought into the "great big beautiful tomorrow" of the 60's and, like Todd Rundgren, recalls the flying cars that we were all supposed to have in 'the world of tomorrow' as a World's Fair dream that only exists in Disneyland and Epcot Center!
Trump FLOPS at Ohio Rally! Hilarious analysis by Dusty Smith.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 30, 2021:
Dusty is hilarious… speaking of the attendees at this Trump rally he goes, “Look at this sea of fucking crackers, yo!” 😆
Why some biologists and ecologists think social media is a risk to humanity One challenge is how ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 30, 2021:
I tend to agree with Professor Bergstrom’s conclusions. I have felt for some time that we as a species are not ready for the social network. In order to be ready we need more education, critical thinking skills, emotional intelligence, and open, yet skeptical, minds. And that’s just the beginning.
How did Trump manage to create a such a large vicious community of followers?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 30, 2021:
Precisely. Trump did not create his followers. His followers created him! The majority of his followers fall into a particular demographic. Attending a Trump rally and getting all riled up over the lies being vomited is similar to attending WWF Smackdown match and believing what you’re seeing in the ring is real.
"Texas hailstone confirmed as largest ever in state" [accuweather.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 29, 2021:
Texas always has to have the biggest of everything! 😉
CrossFit. Nailed it!
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 28, 2021:
The bod of Christ dude?
Very sick, insane way of living and wanting to end one's life.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 28, 2021:
Christianity may not have invented eschatological doctrines, but they’ve succeeded in taking such presuppositions to a new level. Such thinking is a danger to humanity.
Can someone tell our purpose of existing on this earth?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 28, 2021:
I spent many years asking this question until I finally realized that to do so was a psychological vestige of my days as a believer, living in a universe that was ‘made just for us.’ Such egocentric hubris! Why must there be a purpose in the first place? The very question admits of a narcissism that we self absorbed Homo sapiens have yet to outgrow. I’m reminded of a song by my favorite band: Why are we here? Because we're here Roll the bones Roll the bones Why does it happen? Because it happens Roll the bones Roll the bones —Rush
Cicadas. Anyone hear them or see them yet?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 26, 2021:
This is the year for Brood X which has been strongest in Indiana, Ohio, Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Your state appears to be headed for a 13 (not 17) year cicada ‘revival’ in 2024 from Brood XIX!
Rachel Maddow reports that he Trump business organization is likely to face criminal charges in New ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 25, 2021:
Almost as delicious a thought as spellchecker? 😉
Silicon Valley is trying to 'cure' old age. Is that a good idea? []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 25, 2021:
Oh sure, I always trust guys who look like a cross between Rasputin and Charlie Manson!
Yes, I'm an expert in being stupid. 😂
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 25, 2021:
By that logic the people featured in the Jack Ass movies should be the best at providing advice. But somehow I’m not too sure about that. 😉
What if "terrorist groups" outside of the US are actually groups working to increase the ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 25, 2021:
Sounds like a communist plot. Oh, wait this is the 21st-century… Forgot where I was there for a minute! 😉
Shouldn't the candles be black?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 25, 2021:
Red seems appropriate for summoning demons.
So, why don't they call it a Swiss pirate knife???
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 25, 2021:
I would be fascinated to know how the Swiss access the high seas! 😉
I’m about 4 years into deconversion from Christianity.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 24, 2021:
Why indeed! Congratulations on your de-conversion process, something that took me much longer to begin.
Ground News - IRS Denies Christian Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status: ‘Bible’s Teachings Affiliated ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 24, 2021:
Interesting how nearly all of these “news” sources couch the IRS denial as an infringement or affront to Christian meddling in politics, the very thing that infringes on the establishment clause of the First Amendment. The value expressed by the Framers when separating church and state through the formation of a secular government and drafting a godless Constitution is not shared by today’s Republican Party. A conservative Republican senator from a previous generation had this to say: “I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.'" - Barry Goldwater
Deep thoughts...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 24, 2021:
Said the submariner to the airman, “Gravity sucks!” 😉
Many unenlightened Americans seem to think it's ok for children to be killed by guns daily.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 24, 2021:
When they penned the Second Amendment, the Framers could not have anticipated the firepower that exists today. In an age when volunteers with personally owned firearms were needed to defend against the threat of an invading colonial power, all they had was a musket that fired 3 rounds a minute.
WTF is this?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 23, 2021:
One thing it isn’t: art!
A chemist's version of what's going on in the world...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 23, 2021:
Unfortunately the process described here does not end with hate, which is merely a catalyst for the next step: action. Deeds motivated by hatred are what should be shown as the end product.
I had a joke about wheels suffering from depression, but I don’t think any of you would get the ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 23, 2021:
Cheese wheels? Well, “Blessed are the cheese makers.” 😉
SCOTUS Restricts Some Police Power: []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 23, 2021:
Amazing! Some common sense coming out of this court. Credit Chief Justice Roberts for figuring out a way to heard these cats!
One of my favorite, Quotes I'd guess you'd call it from Philhelenes back in the day.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 22, 2021:
Thank you for reminding me of Phil Hellenes! His YouTube videos were immensely helpful during my departure from faith, some 10 years ago. I especially enjoyed ‘Science Saved My Soul’ and ‘Through These Godless Eyes.’
Youth Pastor Arrested for Voyeurism After Teen Boy Spots Camera Hidden in Church Restroom
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 22, 2021:
Youth pastors, priests, Boy Scout troop leaders… Wolves in the fold?
Well Monday and Tuesday are all but over, now we enter the WTF part of the week.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 22, 2021:
Hump day is upon us … all down hill from there!
The James Webb Space Telescope will show us more than the Hubble. []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 22, 2021:
In their bid to outdo Boeing’s failure with the NRO’s Future Imagery Architecture (FIA), Northrop Grumman has succeeded. After a delay of over a decade, and cost overruns that catapulted a $500 million program to over $10 billion, the JWST may finally be ready to launch… ugh!!
QAnon Already Has 19 Candidates Running for Congress in 2022. []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 22, 2021:
QAnon in mainstream politics is like flat earthers in NASA.
Working definition.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 22, 2021:
To pray is to degrade oneself as a human being. If we’re ever to evolve as a species we must stand erect, wipe the dust from our knees and never kneel or bow our heads before anything or anyone again.
What does your zoom background look like?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 22, 2021:
A squirrelorgy?
Doctors Break the News to Stephen Miller: He'll Always Look Like a Penis
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 21, 2021:
The consummate dickhead?
ABC Tried to Bury This James Baldwin Interview.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 21, 2021:
This brilliant man of the Civil Rights movement had three strikes against him: He was African-American, unchurched and gay. Damn I wish I could have known him!
The free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 20, 2021:
Thank you for this share! I love this quote, and what Steinbeck stood for: Free thought and individuality. The subsequent sentences of the quote you've selected speak to the very core of my being: "And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about."
And my vacation begins. It 5 o'clock somewhere, right?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 20, 2021:
It's always 'beer o'clock' somewhere! ;-)
Sentimental Lady [youtube.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 20, 2021:
I’m right there with you! Love the Bob Welch era. My favorite song by Fleetwood Mac is Hypnotized.
What If Catholic Bishops Chose To Prevent Child Molesters From Giving Communion Instead Of ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 19, 2021:
An excellent (rhetorical) question!
Why do you identify as being agnostic?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 19, 2021:
My primary identity is nullifidian: one who has no faith or religious belief. If someone wants to call me an atheist or an agnostic, such labels don’t concern me as I am comfortable wearing both.
Religion 'ISN'T the secret to happiness': Global study claims atheists are just as happy as those ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 19, 2021:
When I finally abandoned faith and walked out those church doors, never to return, I experienced an immense relief and overwhelming joy that has only intensified over time. As a nullifidian, the existence / non-existence of a supreme being is practically irrelevant to me. But the existence of organized religion, on the other hand, is a perpetual indignity visited on humanity.
Kate and William are leaders; they lead by example and are world-class people.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 19, 2021:
Nobody “deserves” to be a king or a queen. That we still have monarchies is an affront to the human race. To believe, or at least accept, that any family or gene pool is somehow destined to be in a position of authority is nearly as insulting and atrocious as organized religion!
Are you really just mad at “God?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 12, 2021:
I was mad at God for a while, when I was still a believer. First I was angry with his hiddenness, and then most angry over his apparent indifference to the suffering of innocents … the age old Epicurean problem of evil. Once I finally realized he wasn’t real I got over being angry real fast! Now I’m just angry with organized religion. 😉
Sanity re-emerging in the U.S. []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 11, 2021:
When I lived in DC decades ago, while serving in the Air Force, I found the Washington Times to be weak in its reporting and not too different from the New York Post in its bias for sensationalism. I trust you're aware of the potential bias here?
So shocking!
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 11, 2021:
While I presume this to be true, I await the judgment of his spouse, Rita Wilson, and prominent costars/colleagues such as Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Meg Ryan and Halle Berry. If such a lineup is unanimous in support of the "nice" assertion, Tom Hanks should, in my humble opinion, be celebrated, not just for his on-screen performances, but for his off-screen demeanor.
Points to Ponder "The Vaccines Lack Efficacy 1.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 11, 2021:
WTF? What are your credentials? In order to take this post seriously, your CV would seem to be required, for a start.
Learn from other's mistakes. You won't live long enough to make them yourself. - Groucho Marx
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Sadly, Donald Trump has managed to live to the age of 75 without any indication that he’s learned from the mistakes of others, not to mention those of his own!
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Oh well, it could be worse … at least the child isn’t crying over spilled milk! 😉
This bird seemed rather tame but I could not catch it.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Could it be that some parakeets have gotten wise to Mrs Conclusion in that Monty Python skit? “Mrs Conclusion: We're going to have our budgie put down. Mrs Premise: Really? Is it very old? Mrs Conclusion: No. We just don't like it. We're going to take it to the vet tomorrow.”
How accurate and true!!
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Exactly! As the saying goes, there’s a sucker born every minute!
Trump still loves Putin — and says he trusts him more than US intel []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Trump has to trust Putin! If he doesn’t say he trusts him, Putin will release the peepee tapes! 😉
DiFi blasted by experts for saying democracy not 'in jeopardy': 'Still trying to govern like it's ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 10, 2021:
As one of our senators, I have watched her slip further and further out of touch. Does this octogenarian who will be 90 in two years suffer from dementia? Who knows? But it’s time for a fresh face with fresh ideas!
Anti-Vaxers are making bank preaching crap. []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 9, 2021:
The Bollingers will share the same fate as Kevin Trudeau … just a matter of time.
And monkeys...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 9, 2021:
I remember as a kid being grossed out by the implications in Genesis of having no other women around except Eve!
It’s true.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 9, 2021:
Having been raised by a single mom, I have long believed in the truth of this statement.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 9, 2021:
I'm not sure which is more troubling, that the Congress is saddled with scientifically illiterate representatives like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Louis Gohmert, or that a majority of their voting constituents support them!
Once More, Into the World of "You Can't Make this Up!": []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 9, 2021:
Upon hearing his question, that slapping sound you heard was everyone from Gohmert's high school science teacher to Neil deGrasse Tyson facepalming! Loony Louis has the perfect last name for a new noun describing stupid ignoramus questions or remarks. As in, he pulled a 'Gohmert!' ;-)
[] My sympathy is with the people of Ohio
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 8, 2021:
The problem here is that the bill doesn’t appear to differentiate between COVID-19 vaccinations and any vaccination of any kind. For decades immunization records were monitored by public school systems across the country in order to ensure the health and safety of children. What we appear to be seeing now is the consequences of left-leaning (Robert Kennedy, Jr.) and right leaning (QAnon type) anti-VAX’ers joining forces, which doesn’t bode well for public health in the future.
Homophobic preacher has meltdown over tolerant preaching
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 8, 2021:
When Trump loving WWE SmackDown fans get a preacher they want, it’s this alpha male Neanderthal nut job … so much for gentle Jesus meek and mild!
Male vanity again
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 8, 2021:
Aah, but isn’t female vanity also a thing?
This is the reason why sane and rational people want nothing to do with religitards.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 8, 2021:
I’m sure there’s nothing quite like good old Kentucky fried chicken with your Satanic exorcism! 😉
TruNews: Satan Sent COVID To Our Studio as Payback for Hosting “Ex-Gay” Milo Y.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 8, 2021:
Whacko logic, even for their own theology! As Mehta points out, Satan can’t do anything without God allowing it to happen; so just as in the story of Job, God is responsible for their suffering!
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 7, 2021:
"I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a fucking favor." An who's the psychopath?
Voter fraud is a hoax
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 7, 2021:
‘Might’ be an idiot? No doubt about it! There’s little difference between the minds of these anti-VAX’er QAnon types and that of the flat earther who uses GPS to navigate his Chevy suburban with OnStar around his two-dimensional world.
Truer words
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 7, 2021:
Once again, you've shared a profound quote, and from the man whose 'wager' is a timeless meme. And all along I had believed Steven Weinberg's observation to be completely original: "With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion."
How about both? 😂
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 7, 2021:
Dating your hallucinations = the ultimate blind date? ;-)
A good philosophy for life
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 7, 2021:
I have never read this one before ... thanks for sharing it! I have two simple observations: 1) I would add sexual orientation to the list, and 2) Fools are to be found in every political, educational and philosophical demographic.
Jerry Falwell Jr.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 7, 2021:
The decision decades ago by the GOP, led by Ronald Reagan, to ally themselves with the so-called 'moral majority' was the beginning of the end for this political party. In lying down with these hypocritical dogs, the Republican party is now infested with fleas.
Wonder how the teacher will grade this...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 6, 2021:
Helluva mathematician, that Jesus! ;-)
Divine Hiddenness | Kenny-OK | Atheist Experience 25.22 []
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 4, 2021:
Poor Kenny just doesn’t get it, does he? His long winded explanation involving the Bible, Elijah and his assertion that God told him what book to read demonstrate his lack of understanding regarding the divine hiddenness problem, one of the first issues I had with God before I realized he wasn’t really there.
This one is a Red Racer and snake number 5 of the season. This one was in my garage.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 4, 2021:
Mmh … reminds me of my favorite IPA and that it’s Friday, thank goodness!
People have opinions.
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 4, 2021:
There’s an old saying that people have a right to their own opinions, however they do not have a right to their own facts! It would seem reasonable to have a COVID passport that cites the existence of antibodies due to exposure or illness, as an option for that small fraction (<10%) of the population who qualify.
TiananmenSquareMassacre 1989
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 4, 2021:
I remember this event quite well. I had a print of Tank Man on my wall at work for years. I knew that as soon as the press left Beijing that the people who’d gathered in Tiananmen Square, along with their Goddess of Democracy paper mache statue, would be wiped out. Sadly, most Chinese students today have been taught from a very early age that the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre was in fact a necessary action taken against troublemakers and rioters, and not a massacre at all. There is a similar party line when it comes to Hong Kong!
That seems appropriate
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 1, 2021:
Sadly, in the carefree days of my youth I’ve knelt before it too many times! 😉
Does teaching "white guilt" also cultivate a "white pride" backlash?
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 1, 2021:
Pride, as we all know, is one of those seven deadly sins (not that I believe in sin as a construct), and it does often seem to, as the proverb says, precede a fall. That said, it seems to me that taking pride in something like skin color, or any other genetic trait in which we had no say in the matter, is simply misguided. The positive accomplishments of any individual or group of individuals should, IMHO, be celebrated by all. Human achievement uplifts humanity, not simply a subset thereof.
I... I just can't...🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 1, 2021:
The "Breath of Life" ;-)
Whatever turns them on, I guess...
p-nullifidian comments on Jun 1, 2021:
Yup ... and Christianity is the only religious faith that proudly displays an implement of execution as its primary symbol. If Jesus were born in revolutionary France, Christian churches would all be adorned with guillotines, and if he were born in Alabama, Christians would be wearing little electric chairs dangling from their necks! ;-)
I think it is past time to call employers out on this, as well as all the contractors that pass ...
p-nullifidian comments on May 28, 2021:
As a landlord who didn’t plan to be one (I’m helping my 83-year-old father rent his home while he’s in assisted living), I have seen both sides of this issue play out. My father’s tenant hasn’t paid rent in months, taking advantage of the moratorium on evictions here in California. Meanwhile the tenant has used their stimulus checks and unemployment to buy things like new furniture and a big screen TV! And do you think the bank who has the mortgage on this property gives a damn about our situation? We have dipped into savings just to cover the mortgage for the past 8 months and our savings is almost gone.
Is it better to stay silent?
p-nullifidian comments on May 28, 2021:
I have no problem staying silent when it comes to discussing philosophy or religion ... it's pretty much what I do at every family gathering. But when it comes to attempts by the faithful to impose their belief systems in the political sphere and society as a whole, I cannot ever remain silent.
This is atrocious
p-nullifidian comments on May 27, 2021:
She makes me want to 🤮!
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