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  1. eight bits

    What started your awakening?

    I'm more of a Mark fellah, and the sense is different there than in Matthew. The set up is Jesus encounters a rich man who wants to become a follower ... but 10:17-22 Jesus then discusses with the disciples how hard it is for rich people to enter the kingdom of heaven, including the famous comparison involving getting a camel through the eye of a needle. After which Peter says (verse 28), "We [the disciples] have left everything behind and have followed you." Jesus replies (verses 29-31): And Luke tells it a third way (13:22-30), but I'm off for the night Bottom line (some poeple like bottom lines, and I aim to please): @Will Due has picked a good verse for discussion, because it is a point of departure among three authors who very often simply copy off of each other. It seems to be a good, thought-provoking line, then.
  2. OverSword

    Critical Race Theory

    That's what is being done through CRT. Bringing peoples race to the forefront of discussion as a means of stereotyping a group. That is the definition of moving backwards.
  3. I have. Multiple times. That's a tired old trope. Elusive? They are purportedly eight feet tall and weigh roughly 500 - 800 pounds. They have to eat, sleep, poop, fornicate somewhere. The amount of evidence a breeding population of such creatures would leave around be staggering. In these cases an absence of evidence is pretty much evidence of absence. Per the video in the OP, it looks like a guy in a rubber suit. You can see the folds.
  4. British rock icon Eric Clapton has said he will not perform at venues that require concertgoers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said proof of vaccination must be shown at clubs and venues from September. Clapton said he will not perform anywhere there is a "discriminated audience present". His announcement came through the social media accounts of an outspoken anti-vaccine activist. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57934379
  5. XenoFish

    Hunters Kill Bigfoot

    Let's be serious for a moment though. Loggers, hunters, game wardens, those that live near heavily wooded areas, never seem to provide anything valid about an 8 foot tall humanoid. Considering no bones are found, no one to my knowledge had hit a bigfoot driving down the road at night. The whole thing looks and probably is fake. What I typically see are those making claims and seeking their 5 minutes of fame.
  6. OverSword

    Hunters Kill Bigfoot

    I'm with @papageorge1 when do you hear stories about hunters killing big foot? I mean if you make such a claim don't you have to produce a corpse?
  7. It was Monty Python for my brother and I. Starting from about '73 it was our favorite.
  8. aztek

    Critical Race Theory

    but the stats show in general they ARE, lets go by facts, not Vertie signaling emotions, what communities are mostly hit by violence?? black community, who is acting violent against them? other blacks, and before racist came here screaming, NO, IT IS NOT RACIST TO STATE FACTS, IT IS RACIST TO BELIEVE YOUR WHITE COLOR IS YOUR FLAW
  9. lightly

    Rogue's Gallery III

    Thanks.. Fife Lake Michigan. It's a gorgeous, roundish, little lake about a mile across, with two islands and an islet . one of the islands has a giant white pine where bald eagles nested ..I would watch them swoop down and come up with a fish! there was an unimaginable amount of wildlife around there when I was a kid. I know the lake intimately and love it dearly. I live about 24 miles away now, but go visit it sometimes.
  10. What a load of clickbait bull****. No workings or assumptions were given for the calculation, other than wild-ass guesses. He just handwaves that it could be going at 11,800 mph?? How did he get 3 figures of accuracy? Where is the actual list of DoD provided assumptions / data from which that number arose? Error ranges? Hint - NOWHERE. Nowhere in the article, nor in the link. What a f-ing waste of time. This is almost the perfect example of GIGO - Garbage In equals Garbage Out. BTW, here's a quote from the provided sample 'calculation'. Does that look like they used any of the data / imagery / FLIR parameters? Does this idiot actually have a clue about how real analysis works? Added: And, the article states: Yeah, like wow. And if it was a paper dart fitted with a similar unknown made up pretend engine that only weighs 8 grams... even faster... omigawd. Seriously, this is utter tripe.
  11. lightly

    Rogue's Gallery III

    . Me and 'my' lake I grew up on..
  12. Link And here is Nanci's side of the story Link
  13. XenoFish

    Hunters Kill Bigfoot

    HEY! I had my coffee.......
  14. acute

    Hunters Kill Bigfoot

    I hate clickbait thread titles.
  15. One one thousand Two one thousand Three one thousand ... Not exactly science is it? ~
  16. Your parents taught you how to figure out how far away a thunderstorm is by using simple "math" that any child that knows how to count could understand...
  17. jethrofloyd

    Underground fridge keeps you cool in summer

    Well, if fridge could protect Indiana Jones against radiation .... then it can certainly help you in summer.
  18. One funny one. I receieved an interview request from a Japanese company out of the blue when I was already employed in Dubai. It sounded interesting so I went. Somehow they thought I would be Japanese and have a PhD level knowledge of IT related math or something. Turns out I had the same name as someone who WAS a Japanese/Korean orphan brought to the US and who had nearly my exact name and he was math genius. That expert interview which lasted about two minutes was hilariously - I had no idea what they were asking me and they seemed to be confused that I didn't speak Japanese very well - and was a tall thin blonde guy with a beard.
  19. After the detailed explanation and all the additional information and examples, I can easily see that being a helicopter with motion blur. As for that vas guy - I don't think I've ever seen someone fight so hard to remain willfully ignorant. It's obvious he either doesn't understand the concepts explained, or just...won't.
  20. Rubber waders would explain that big fold, wouldn't it?
  21. It was the summer of ‘69. New York farmer Max Yasgur was preparing to host a little music festival called “Woodstock.” Popular movies included “The Love Bug.” Popular songs included “My Cherie Amour.” Yes, love was in the air. But out at Lake Worth, pitiful cries and an automobile tire were in the air. Goatman was in a mood. Full article at the Star-Telegram
  22. Tatetopa

    Critical Race Theory

    Perfect Hugh, I am asking which you want to do. Either you teach history or you don't. Either you embrace racism or you don't. I just like consistency. I don't care what Democrats do, I don't care what Republicans do. I care about principles, policy, and honesty. Democrats should be condemned for what they continue to do wrong . They need to stop. You claim to have principles, then put a stop to what they are doing that is racist in your eyes. Stand up for not being racist. You think being on time and working hard is good? So do I. You think it is whiteness? I don't. If somebody tells me it is, I am willing to argue the point with them. Stupidity is not limited to one faction, there is plenty to go around. If we want to believe in American exceptionalism, then we have to work to be exceptional. You can't be a leader by setting your standards to the lowest possible denominator. You can't remain exceptional by relying on what your ancestors did and not try to do even better than they did.
  23. RavenHawk

    Critical Race Theory

    We need to confront this racist hatred and Maoist propaganda. But I think that those in the Ministry of Truth will do everything they can to shut this down.
  24. Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans If a dog has eyes that seem to be telling you something or demanding your attention, it could be evolution's way of manipulating your feelings. Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans. A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to mimic an "infant-like" expression which prompts a "nurturing response". The study says such "puppy eyes" helped domesticated dogs to bond with humans. https://www.bbc.com/news/education-48665618
  25. Is it just me or does it seem like we randomly got an influx a brand new accounts pushing this stuff
  26. and then

    Hunters Kill Bigfoot

    Welcome to UM, Raven667! On the whole, we have a pretty friendly crowd here but we also have some HARD CORE skeptics and they don't care whether a person is unfamiliar with that or not. You learn to ignore the "usual suspects" and just discuss with those who, while maybe skeptical, are willing to be well behaved. Hang around, you'll see which members are which Again - WELCOME to UM!
  27. ChrLzs

    Doggerland

    Excellent..! Yes, but with two HUGE provisos. 1. IF we can trace the history of the file right back to the uncompressed source data. The problem is that anyone can grab an image of any quality and then make changes to it (enhance, enlarge, adjust contrast..) add then resave the now compromised file as a PNG, TIF, JPEG or whatever. There is simply no substitute for going back to the original data files and then monitoring every step in the image's history to ensure nothing compromises it. 2. IF we can guarantee that the image has not been enlarged and or enhanced in any way and resaved... As soon as you see those little solid squares... it's been overenlarged. And most enlarging algorithms are NON-linear, and thus they add false details. Essentially it is incredibly easy to contaminate the original data, and once that happens, all added analysis is invalid. I acknowledge I've come in late, and I'm playing a bit of catchup... but it shouldn't be too onerous to go right back and get the original file - I no longer work at a research institute so I don't have easy access, but any currently working oceanographer or marine scientist could sign up at the site mentioned earlier and simply ask for the available bathymetry data. Like most research data archivists, they will happily help you get the original source data IF you can show you have a genuine interest. I tested that myself and went through the motions but before they would send the data they wanted to know who I worked for and what I was doing. As they've spent a lot of money to gather and store this data, it's only fair that they don't waste time with every tom, jane or harriet who has seen "something odd"... Plus there may be opportunities for collaboration, and these folks will be delighted to get involved with worthwhile projects. To me, the shape looks like a natural formation that has been 'straightened' by compression, over-enlarging and invalid enhancements - or it could also be an area where they were calibrating the sonar equipment or whatever they used to get the soundings. If someone can supply the provenanced source data, I'd be happy to help further with the process, but at this point I think it's a bit of a dead end.
  28. You're old. You're memory is obviously failing.
  29. Aggressive? Lights going out, TV turning on and rattling dishes? Doesn’t sound very aggressive.
  30. Looks like ordinary volcano to me. A bit of an exaggerated pictorial description, isn’t it?
  31. Being humble is a good thing, Will. You are definitely humble. It was a fun exploration of a Jesus quote, 8ty and Hammer get the gold star for excellent contributions, though.
  32. Hammerclaw

    What started your awakening?

    Sorry, honey, but you've been weighed in the balance and found wanting, you judgmental, hypocritical sumbich.
  33. @eight bitsI am gonna turn this over to 8ty as he is the expert on all things Jesus and NT.
  34. Water levels in America’s “Dead Sea” are at their lowest in more than half a century as scientists warn of severe knock-on effects for hundreds of species along with threats to human health. A megadrought is impacting the US West forcing regions to declare states of emergency and exacerbating wildfires. It has also driven water levels in Utah’s Great Salt Lake to a near 58-year low. The current water level is nearly nine feet lower than the long-term average of the lake. Full article at MSN: Link
  35. Guess we'll have to check this thread in 2025 if any of us are still alive.
  36. An actual bigfoot would be necessary for that.
  37. Nuclear Wessel

    What started your awakening?

    It's hilarious that he thinks he knows more about Buddhism than you. It's like he can't stand that you're more knowledgeable in an area than he is. Just by his very responses he is nowhere close to being enlightened, in a Buddhist sense. @Mr Walker We can copy and paste from Google, too.
  38. So you don’t have any answer to ChRlzs’ post?
  39. More likely reasons: 1. The CIA hated him because he had refused to provide air cover to rebels trying to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. And because of this the Cuban exiles in Miami hated Kennedy too. 2. The military industrial complex hated him because he wanted to withdraw military advisors from Vietnam. 3. Lyndon Baines Johnson (Kennedy's VP) hated him because he was one of the dirtiest politicians in Washington, jealous of Kennedy, and he backed the military industrialists. 4. Right wing segregationists hated him because of his stance on the civil rights movement. 5. Robert Kennedy, as Attorney General, was prosecuting the Mob in a big way. Also the Mob had lost a bunch of casinos and property in Cuba when Fidel Castro took over and they were expecting to get it back if the Bay of Pigs invasions had gone according to plans. Jack Ruby (Rubenstein) was the mobster who murdered Lee Harvey Oswald. 6. The Federal Reserve (contrary to popular belief is a private bank not run by the federal government) was against Kennedy's attempt to return to sound money. In 1962 Kennedy re-started minting silver coinage. 7. The Israelis hated Kennedy because he was trying to prevent them from building nuclear weapons. Kennedy was rightly concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. David Ben Gurion, the very first prime minister of Israel, resigned because of this. I seriously doubt UFOs had anything to with it.
  40. Developers of the site of a former church have said they hope discovering a 1930s time capsule is a "good omen". A builder demolishing the United Reformed Church in Northop spotted the glass jar in an internal wall. It contained photographs and documents about the church - as well as the contents of another time capsule found in the 19th Century church it replaced. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57863869
  41. Hugh Mungus

    Critical Race Theory

    You want to both teach history and erase historic statues at the same time? Sounds like you just want to teach CRT and embolden CRT proponents. CRT is what the KKK was saying in the 1960s. Its saying that being on time and working hard and smart is "whiteness". Being late and not working hard or smart is........ Finish that sentence and you may as well be the grand wizard. These Democrats never stopped being racist. They just repackage it in a way they can get away with
  42. Liquid Gardens

    ESP Using The Inter Mind Model

    To me you just explained it: "Science understands how receptors on the Retina capture the Light and convert the Light into processed signals that represent the Red , Green , and Blue components. These signals end up in the Visual Cortex where the main Visual processing happens. All kinds of Neurons fire and feedback processing occurs. " What do you think all that 'processing' you are referring to is resulting in if not 'the Visual Experience that we have'? Given all this processing that you admit is occurring, how do you think we should be experiencing that if you think our current visual experience doesn't explain it? I think that the signals you mentioned that end up in the visual cortex result in the 'high def, widescreen visual experience' we have; why is all of that processing insufficient for that experience? Again, I think you are confusing our inability to describe something with language with the idea that something 'can't be explained and is thus entirely unknown'. All language is imperfect/incomplete at providing descriptions.
  43. Sherapy

    Rogue's Gallery III

    Wow, nice photo. What lake is this?
  44. I never answer my phone if I don't recognize the number. If they want to talk to me so much then leave a message.
  45. Oh ok. Yeah, I watched it. My mistake. Thought you were referring to something else. In my opinion, the individuals speaking do not understand how elections work well enough to make conclusions. Nibs