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  • There are lots of non-Ethiopian Christians who don't really know anything about the Bible and accept quotes from the Book of Enoch as if it were part of the mainstream Christian canon. Keep the faithful ignorant and that's what you get.

  • ICQ, One of the Oldest Instant Messengers, Is Shutting Down
  • Fair. My current mail signature has a dead link in it and I can't be bothered to do anything about it.

  • A matter of perspective...
  • Okay, not as near as I thought, although I did mean "relatively" compared to the age of the Earth.

  • Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says
  • You’re going to have an easier time quitting carrots than you will cannabis, even if you find them both equally pleasant in the moment.

    I would suggest that isn't true for the woman in the link I posted, which was sort of my point about the addictive nature of cannabis. And I would say that physical addiction is not only in the brain because it isn't your brain that kills you when you go through alcohol or opioid withdrawal.

    But sure, you can become heavily dependent on cannabis. I'm just arguing that it's a totally different sort of dependency and should be classified as such.

  • Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says
  • I have a vague memory of a comedian (Kevin Meaney maybe) talking about his dad asking him if he was "smoking the pot" whenever he said something his dad didn't understand.

  • Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says
  • That's awesome. I hope it helps you stay sober!

  • “Deny, denounce, delay”: The battle over the risk of ultra-processed foods
  • Yep, one of the many, many psychological tools in their toolbox- convincing you it's good for you.

    Honey Nut Cheerios has 9 grams of sugar per serving. A serving is, as usual, far less Cheerios than anyone would likely eat- 3/4 of a cup.

    https://www.fooducate.com/product/General-Mills-Honey-Nut-Cheerios/6C7863A6-2AF4-11E1-AFF9-1231380C18FB

    There's nothing good for you about it. The number one ingredient is oats because if the number two ingredient, sugar, was the number one ingredient, it wouldn't taste like Cheerios.

    Also note the word "can" in "can help lower cholesterol." That "can" is doing a lot of heavy lifting.

  • The moon is a hot topic worldwide!
  • Maybe, but if anyone told Elon Musk anything about it, that moron would blab about it on Twitter and make a bad joke about it too.

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  • Have you considered your local tarot card reader?

  • A matter of perspective...
  • But the moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth so it will not be true in the relatively near future.

  • A matter of perspective...
  • I had to immediately go to YouTube and start watching an Ardal O'Hanlon standup special.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DouIIS6-SfI

  • “Deny, denounce, delay”: The battle over the risk of ultra-processed foods
  • As I said, it is the company's fault because they are using science and technology to use your brain against you. You're blaming the scammed for falling for the scam when there wouldn't be a scam to fall for in the first place if they weren't running that scam. It's not the victim's fault.

  • Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says
  • It does show a lack of understanding, but I don't expect better of them because that's something that, in general, has been lost to history. It's just not widely known. Plenty of regular cannabis users still call it marijuana.

  • A matter of perspective...
  • "Come on, Ted. Sure it's no more peculiar than all that stuff we learned in the seminary, you know, Heaven and Hell and everlasting life and all that type of thing. You're not meant to take it seriously, Ted!"

  • Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says
  • I agree with you about it being a propaganda word, but you really should trust the Associated Press as a source.

    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/associated-press/

  • “Deny, denounce, delay”: The battle over the risk of ultra-processed foods
  • The problem is that for many people it's one Big Mac this week and one Burrito Supreme the next week and Oreos and Doritos in between and Lattes from Starbucks and endless sugary sodas and so many other things people eat in the Western world.

  • Judge Orders Alec Baldwin to Face Trial for ‘Rust’ Shooting
  • Maybe so, but remember, Baldwin was the one who hired her and fired the gun. So he clearly trusted her to know what she was doing. Was that stupid and negligent on his part because of who he hired? Definitely since it was her second job and there were already complaints about her previous job. Was it stupid and negligent on his part because he trusted the idea that the weapons master made the weapon safe? If so, virtually every Hollywood actor given a gun capable of firing real bullets is just as stupid and negligent.

    I really don't think we should start charging actors for crimes when all they were done was handed the gun and told what to do with it, not expecting to cause anyone any harm.

    Charge Baldwin with negligence for being a producer, sure. That's an entirely different issue.

  • I'm with McCoy here
  • Typical McCoy. Calls turbolifts elevators and transporters teleporters.

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  • I've had people doing it when I'm in the stall next to them. Leave me alone with my thoughts while I'm shitting, please.

  • George Lucas Defends 'Star Wars' from Criticisms That 'It's All White Men': 'Most of the People Are Aliens!'
  • I understand that's what he was intending to say. I'm talking about what it sounds like he's saying, at least from my perspective. And I would suggest that people upvoting me implies I'm not the only one.

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    The moon is a hot topic worldwide!
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    www.msnbc.com Ron DeSantis' new target in his 'war on woke'? Colors, apparently

    As part of DeSantis’ “Freedom Summer” initiative, the state’s transportation secretary announced that bridges can only be illuminated in red, white and blue this summer.

    Ron DeSantis' new target in his 'war on woke'? Colors, apparently

    > As part of DeSantis’ “Freedom Summer” initiative, the state’s transportation secretary, Jared W. Perdue, announced earlier this month that bridges in the state will have no choice but to be illuminated in red, white and blue from Memorial Day through Labor Day. > >“Thanks to the leadership of @GovRonDeSantis, Florida continues to be the freest state in the nation,” Perdue wrote on X.

    Give my regards to the Ministry of Truth.

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    Arr, matey!

    This is where you put your victims' bodies on display:

    !

    This is where you keep the ones you don't put on display:

    !

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3232-Windsor-Ave-S-Kansas-City-MO-64123/2056459237_zpid/?

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    TIL Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) started out doing stand-up and was mentored by Redd Foxx. Here he is doing stand-up on The Redd Foxx show in 1977.

    He also does a great Redd Foxx impersionation- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=490TsUYe5f4

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    Free Speech
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    I suppose he does say he's only ALMOST convinced...
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    www.theonion.com Jerky, 7-Fingered Scarlett Johansson Appears In Video To Express Full-Fledged Approval Of OpenAI

    SAN FRANCISCO—In response to allegations that the artificial intelligence research organization used the actress’s voice without consent, a jerky, seven-fingered Scarlett Johansson appeared in a video Thursday to express her full-fledged approval of OpenAI. “It is me, Scar Johnson, to express to the...

    Jerky, 7-Fingered Scarlett Johansson Appears In Video To Express Full-Fledged Approval Of OpenAI
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    apnews.com Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

    Millions of people in the U.S. report using marijuana daily or nearly every day, and those people now outnumber those who say they are daily or nearly-daily drinkers of alcohol.

    Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says
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    Wait... so... it isn't flat?
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    > 'I just invested $24,000 in GameStop from the fees I earned from suing Monsanto for their knowingly poisoning our soil and causing cancer. 'Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

    Does he have the fees in a special account he uses to invest in meme stocks or...?

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    This Christian movie was made near me and comes out soon. I almost want to see it because it sounds so funny.
    www.fathomevents.com DISCIPLES IN THE MOONLIGHT Set for Release via Fathom Events Beginning Wednesday, July 24 - Fathom Events

    DISCIPLES IN THE MOONLIGHT Set for Release via Fathom Events Beginning Wednesday, July 24 New Inspirational Action-Adventure Film Directed By and Starring Brett Varvel Arrives in More Than 1,000 Theaters this Summer!   LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2024—Pinnacle Peak Pictures and Fathom present the new inspi...

    DISCIPLES IN THE MOONLIGHT Set for Release via Fathom Events Beginning Wednesday, July 24 - Fathom Events

    > DISCIPLES IN THE MOONLIGHT takes place in the not-too-distant future after the government has banned the Bible for its “offensiveness” and replaced it with a government-approved version. A small group of Christians are recruited to smuggle God’s Word to underground churches throughout the Midwest. With a ruthless federal agent in hot pursuit, the believers must choose between following the law or honoring and trusting God.

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    TIL catnip is safe and healthy for dogs and can act as a mild sedative
    www.rover.com Is Catnip Safe for Dogs?

    If your house is home to a cat and a dog, you may be wondering, is my cat's catnip safe for dogs? We've rounded up the facts for you here.

    Is Catnip Safe for Dogs?

    >Is Catnip Safe for Dogs? > >Yes! Not only is catnip safe for dogs, it is also good for them! Catnip contains vitamins C and E, magnesium, flavonoids (phytonutrients), tannins, and essential oils. Like cats, some dogs don’t respond to catnip but for the ones who do, catnip has the opposite effect that it has with cats. With dogs, catnip acts as a mild sedative and can help with a variety of issues. > >Nerves: If your pooch gets nervous at the vet or groomer, try giving her some catnip about 30 minutes before her appointment (see below for tips on how to do this). “It calms them down,” holistic veterinarian Dr. Randy Kidd, tells Animal Wellness magazine. “Some dogs don’t respond, but the ones that do become more relaxed, calmer.” > >Bad Belly: Catnip can also come to the rescue of pooches suffering from tummy troubles. These include everything from indigestion (sort of like how mint tea is good for the human belly) to nausea and motion sickness. > >Sleep: Because it acts as a sedative, catnip can help with sleep. If you have a pooch who keeps you up at night, catnip given before bedtime for a short period of time could help to regulate his sleep patterns, getting him to a place where everyone can sleep the whole night through.

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