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    F-16

    Hidden cameras in restroom

    http://www.newsweek.com/starbucks-atlanta-hidden-camera-bathroom-police-896435 I remember when I went to college about the turn of the millennium, and the kids put hidden cameras in restrooms in the dormitory and classroom buildings. Then they would distribute the pics on the internet as pornography. Campus security and police just sort of winked an eye at it, like nothing wrong was going on. The bathroom bill petition initiative failed in Anchorage https://www.muni.org/Departments/Assembly/Clerk/Elections/2018 Election/Opinion -- Application for Initiative Petition 2017-2.pdf Sex in the restroom? Ugghh. I don't think so. People are drunk or they piss and shit and do drugs, shoot themselves up with heroin, smoke crack, pot, whatever. The females are so high on LSD and PCP and various date rape drugs that they are trying to urinate standing up.... Oh, we should pass a law, or we need a waterproof spycam in the toilet or something like that, oh, ahh errr, just squat behind a dumpster in a back alley somewhere -- oh, they caught you on camera --- Err, ...
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    The consciousness we refer to as God most likely doesn't even know we exist much less be concerned about what we believe or what we do. Throughout the Cosmos countless stars and planetary systems, some teeming with life more ancient and more wise and noble then we, come and go in and out of existence in deep time and the Gods pay no mind. We are mere flotsam and jetsam cast upon the fabric of space & time. If you wish to know God become ONE with the Infinite.
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    Many who profess such religions (or denial of the existence of God, as the case may be) are indeed idolaters, I am quite sure. On the other hand, such a diverse group all have their different reasons for their idolatry, and different idols they worship. There is no one cohesive scholarly theory to explain how all these people think or worship or refuse to worship. The name of God, or the literal spelling of the name of God, is sometimes called Τετραγράμματον in Greek, because it consists of four letters in Hebrew. יהוה There have been and still are strict prohibitions against taking God's name in vain, and this is partially where we get the expression "four-letter word" for a curse word or swear word. The Jews were forbidden from pronouncing this name aloud, and they substituted expressions for "the Lord" when they read the Scripture aloud. The name means "I AM THAT I AM" in Hebrew, and God received that name, because when Moses was commanded to speak to the Pharaoh, King of Egypt, all the gods of the Egyptians had names, but Moses was slow of tongue and uncertain how to refer to the Lord his God when speaking to Pharaoh. So Moses was commanded by God to pronounce that name in Hebrew, and that was the name of God when Moses was speaking to Pharaoh in the Egyptian language.
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    Nothing divine about any religion and wise humans condemn the whole concept of using faith as a tool to subjugate humanity. Faith and $5.00 will get you a cup of coffee........maybe.
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    Religions exist, whether you believe in them or not. People always believe in some worldview or paradigm of how the world came to be and what will become of it in the end. Some beliefs are considered more religious, some are considered more scientific, and some are pseudo-scientific, esoteric, or absolute nonsense. This is the U.S. courthouse red-light district. Not religio licita. Very, very true.
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    All religions are childish bull shit, an ancient tool perpetrated through the ages to control the multitudes with myths and superstition and fear of a vengeful all powerful creator god willing to send poor stupid humans to eternal hellfire and damnation for trivia. Pay the powerful priesthood for a few hail Mary's and all will be forgiven. If we analyze what most people really believe in scientific light the stupidity is dumbfounding.
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    Most of our hospitals are faith based, not for profit. (hard to believe that) Religion is winding it's ugly tentacles as deeply into American culture as idiots will allow. Religion is behind anti- family planning and ban on abortions endlessly seeking "multiply and be fruitful" even when the earth is dying under the scourge of 7.4 billion humans. Something to think about: Each human radiates 100 watts of heat constantly. That is 740 billion watts of continuous global warming. Each human excretes ~0.5 pound of feces each day (3.7 billion pounds). We excrete ~0.5 gallons of urine each day (3.7 billion gallons). The human population collectively vents 1000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and 73 metric tons of methane per day. Collectively our garbage generation is about 2.6 trillion pounds per year. Nasty little critters we be and if wise would curb our reproduction. I should guess even God has had His fill of us.
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    Right. That is all that should be enforced by human flesh-and-blood political power in any case. Too many people who don't even believe in a religion themselves use it as a tool to manipulate, use, and abuse other people. To the extent that there is a spiritual or religious law, that is something to which we answer our own Creator, not something imposed on us by other humans on earth.
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    I am upset about this same issue. To the extent that a religion charges money, regulates marriage and family, enforces its rules as law, and encroaches upon the functions of the state, then yes, it is a fraud. At the same time, it would be a mistake not to take fraud seriously. If I wish or care to study the Bible, I need to be free to buy it at the bookstore alongside holy books of other religions and other non-religious thought. I am really, really sick of the reversion of the U.S. court system to a parochial childhood Sunday School level of ethics, which does not allow our country to rise above the institutionalized fraud of organized religion. Far too many people have professed Christianity or other religion and behaved abominably and mistreated other people in the name of their religion. I refuse to take offense at those who profess atheism and yet behave faithfully in their dealings with other people.
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    AMEN to that. Every religion is a fraud and should not be taken seriously. The evidence is just not there to validate any religion and their concepts are ridiculous to the scientific mind. From the very beginnings religion has been a tool to subjugate the multitudes with myth to instill fear and obedience. Religion is a bastardization of the original prehistoric Pagan respect and adoration of Natural Law and the great mysteries.
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    I think this is a really good thread for a couple reasons. The people who reported it and the ones who reply saying the post is bs, are holding a bias towards EC. The fact is, it’s a strange death and how it happened was even more strange. Two adults in the room and not one was paying attention to Conor? And in what situation would a kid “accidentally” run out of a window? I mean even if he was playing, how/why would he choose to run directly at a window? (Not 100% sure on HOW he fell out). But like with most conspiracy theories, we’ll never know! Haha
  12. 1 point
    equalizer_0

    Communication devices and services

    Who gives a fsck about "Big Brother?" Nowadays it's "Big Sister" from CPS (Child Protective Services) trying to build a child molestation case on emotion rather than facts.
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    Such is the mischievous evil of religion that refuses evaluate the myths they perpetrate upon people and affairs of State.