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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th June 2022, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Meadmaker
Ok. So, the first sentence doesn't address your...

Ok. So, the first sentence doesn't address your view, at all. It does address your approach.


I would be happy to get to an exchange of ideas and opinions. I think modesty is real and sports...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 145,174
Posted By Meadmaker
We have had several Omicron sub-variants,...

We have had several Omicron sub-variants, although I can't keep track of them, or know whether they ought to really be subvariants or get new Greek letters.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 16th June 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,269
Posted By Meadmaker
I tried out DALL-E mini, the free version. That...

I tried out DALL-E mini, the free version. That program cannot create art. The results were thoroughly unimpressive.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 14th June 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,500
Posted By Meadmaker
As for market timing and real estate, i.e. will...

As for market timing and real estate, i.e. will homes be cheaper or more expensive next year, I said that if you actually knew the answer with high confidence, you could become very wealthy. ...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 14th June 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,500
Posted By Meadmaker
And it's not like home ownership means you don't...

And it's not like home ownership means you don't have to spend money on housing ever again. Just wait until you need a new roof, or sewer maintenance, or whatever.


But....all things...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 14th June 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,500
Posted By Meadmaker
Oh...and I didn't think about it, but you are...

Oh...and I didn't think about it, but you are talking about selling stocks.

Don't forget capital gains taxes. They will happen at some point no matter what, but you might not have as much money...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th June 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,254
Posted By Meadmaker
Oh... Well that's fairly typical. So, there...

Oh...

Well that's fairly typical. So, there is an explanation, and he gave it. I haven't been following the hearings beyond glances at some headlines.



The Antrim County story is more...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th June 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,254
Posted By Meadmaker
Well, Mike, I think it would be wonderful if we,...

Well, Mike, I think it would be wonderful if we, here, could do what we can to conduct this sort of oversight, to the extent that we can. So, let us begin with what you have posted so far.
...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th June 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,500
Posted By Meadmaker
Anyone whose answer truly could be trusted would...

Anyone whose answer truly could be trusted would be very wealthy, because knowing what direction prices are going is almost impossible, but if you can do it reliably, you can make money hand over...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 13th June 2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Meadmaker
The footnotes in my Bible, an RC version,...

The footnotes in my Bible, an RC version, complete with Imprimatur from Pope Paul VI, says that it is primarily an allegory about the very times that "John", the author, was living through. 666 was...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th June 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Meadmaker
And when "The Rapture" started becoming not...

And when "The Rapture" started becoming not exactly a mainstream belief, but common enough to be at least recognizable by the main stream.


I think the trend was actually due to the specter of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th June 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,643
Posted By Meadmaker
Ok. I think I understand your notation now. ...

Ok. I think I understand your notation now.


Great. So far so good, except that in the above there's a little bit of unusal phrasing that makes me suspicious of what comes next.

"The recoil...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th June 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Meadmaker
Thinking about this, I'm not certain. In the...

Thinking about this, I'm not certain. In the section of the article that talked about Armageddon and the Last Battle, there wasn't any hint that the author thought the Last Battle was imminent.
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th June 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Meadmaker
True. Moreover, when a religious worldview is...

True. Moreover, when a religious worldview is shared by all around you, something that objectively ought to be jarring and unbelievable is just accepted as being perfectly ordinary.

And that's...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th June 2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Meadmaker
Well you were certainly superior to my 14 year...

Well you were certainly superior to my 14 year old self then. (I didn't read LGPE until 1976.)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,643
Posted By Meadmaker
Why is Vrecoil orthogonal to P?

Why is Vrecoil orthogonal to P?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th June 2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Meadmaker
I read it. What's more, I believed it. ...

I read it.

What's more, I believed it.

Well, not exactly believed it, but I did think it was entirely possible his interpretations were correct. Then I grew up.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th June 2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Meadmaker
A Peek at Religion, 1972/ Just something that struck me as interesting

This is a thread about a fairly random observation, that just struck me as interesting. It could have gone here, or maybe history, or maybe community, or maybe even possibly Social Issues and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 145,174
Posted By Meadmaker
That's kind of what I thought. My experience...

That's kind of what I thought. My experience isn't going to make it into the record books. For two years, I have frequently checked case counts on tracking sites, but I think those are pretty...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 145,174
Posted By Meadmaker
I wondered about that. I just had Covid myself...

I wondered about that. I just had Covid myself last week. I didn't take a test at a doctor's office at all. I did consult with my doctor's office after I tested positive at home, but I never went...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,451
Posted By Meadmaker
Cool OP. I had never heard about the violent...

Cool OP.

I had never heard about the violent monkey one, but it did remind me of a somewhat more obscure one. It's a bit me wooish and less prevalent than your examples, but it had a faddish...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,451
Posted By Meadmaker
I've certainly heard it before, and I assumed it...

I've certainly heard it before, and I assumed it was true.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,201
Posted By Meadmaker
:) (Ignore my sig for this one. I just...

:)

(Ignore my sig for this one. I just thought the saying was great.)
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 6th June 2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Meadmaker
The only Ambrose book I've read is "Band of...

The only Ambrose book I've read is "Band of Brothers".
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 5th June 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Meadmaker
The Dead and Those About to Die - Omaha Beach

It wasn't my intent to start a thread about Omaha Beach on June 6, but here I am.


Actually, a few weeks ago, I found myself in a real bookstore, something which hardly ever happens these days,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,944
Posted By Meadmaker
I assure you that I, at least, never lie or...

I assure you that I, at least, never lie or deceive in order to push my gun grabbing agenda.

And "gun grabbing" is very misleading. Neither I nor most politicians would actually propose...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,944
Posted By Meadmaker
I kinda, sorta, appreciate it, but not a lot. ...

I kinda, sorta, appreciate it, but not a lot.

Facts are always good, but there are a couple of things at work here. One is equivocation. A poster talked about how honkies "shoot up schools" at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,099
Posted By Meadmaker
Very well said. There is something about our...

Very well said. There is something about our society that favors that mean, the nasty, the hateful messages more than the compassionate or accepting messages.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd June 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 6,486
Posted By Meadmaker
I see what you mean. I took his words to mean...

I see what you mean. I took his words to mean something slightly different, but I suppose that is what he said.

I took it to mean that a type one atheist who argued against the existence of God...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,099
Posted By Meadmaker
Well, I thank people for responding. I don't...

Well, I thank people for responding.

I don't think I have much to add to it. It seems that the proposed solutions either involve the topic that wasn't supposed to be part of the thread, or...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd June 2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 6,486
Posted By Meadmaker
Actually, I think he's mostly right. There are a...

Actually, I think he's mostly right. There are a couple of flaws, but they are minor.

In his terms, I'm a type two atheist, almost.

He says that the type two atheist is saying that God's...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd June 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Meadmaker
I think rats are kind of cute, and would be even...

I think rats are kind of cute, and would be even cuter with red vests and backpacks.

But wild rats are rather mean. If they grow up with humans, though, they can be quite friendly.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,201
Posted By Meadmaker
That's a new one. For my answer, I would...

That's a new one.

For my answer, I would respond much as I did to Dani. Give me a definition, and maybe I can answer, but definitions are kind of sparse in this neighborhood. They are sought...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
That's a new one. For my answer, I would...

That's a new one.

For my answer, I would respond much as I did to Dani. Give me a definition, and maybe I can answer, but definitions are kind of sparse in this neighborhood. They are sought...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
That's.....an interesting assertion. I will have...

That's.....an interesting assertion. I will have to let others judge whether it's accurate.


ETA: For reference:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
Typical non-response. I tried to answer your...

Typical non-response.

I tried to answer your question. You hurl insults. It's all normal.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
(Obligatory Ay, analagies) But, how many...

(Obligatory Ay, analagies)

But, how many people see "the treatment" as wrong?

That's an impossible question to answer. Most of us here thing surgical or hormonal treatment as sometimes...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
So much depends on definitions, and the...

So much depends on definitions, and the trans-inclusive supporters tend not to really like to be pinned down on something so insignificant as the meaning of words.

For example, you say that people...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
To be fair, I suppose posting the wikipedia...

To be fair, I suppose posting the wikipedia article actually constitutes clarifying and expanding, so thanks for that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
If people have to look up a wikipedia article to...

If people have to look up a wikipedia article to figure out what you are saying, then what you are saying isn't all that clear.

90% of English readers would have interpreted it exactly the same as...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
It was not at all ludicrous. If you show that...

It was not at all ludicrous. If you show that statement to 90% of English speakers they would interpret it exactly as she interpreted it.

I know when I first read it, I found your statement...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
Well, maybe, but it sure seems like people...

Well, maybe, but it sure seems like people misinterpreted your statement, and it sure seems to me that your statement is not an easy one to interpret. It's kind of prone to misinterpretation.

One...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
And it still goes back to what I said last week. ...

And it still goes back to what I said last week.


There's never any substantive engagement.

Sneer. Make up things. That's the way it is.


The core position remains: Trans women are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
The beautiful irony here is that you started out...

The beautiful irony here is that you started out by complaining of "weaponised use", but you did it in a difficult to understand statement, where it was rather difficult to see what you were really...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
Ay... analogies.

Ay... analogies.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
I have long been an advocate of tort reform that...

I have long been an advocate of tort reform that would reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits. Yes, the private right to sue is bad. However, as bad as it is, it won't lead to genital inspections...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
I'm reading the law.

I'm reading the law.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
Laws can be tough to read, I guess. It says...

Laws can be tough to read, I guess.

It says that there are three things that can be used to determine sex, and only those three things may be used. It does not say that all three must be used.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
Actual text of the law: ...

Actual text of the law:

https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/hb151/PH/02/hb151_02_PH?format=pdf
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,786
Posted By Meadmaker
No, they aren't. At least, I assume they...

No, they aren't.

At least, I assume they aren't. I'm going to actually check the law to be sure, but we've been through this before in some other state. I don't remember which one.

Basically,...
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