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1 minute ago, bishopshodan said:

Source?

there's more evidence for that then some guiding hand out there. 

 

Pretending there's a holy reason for all the cruelty just allows people the excuse to keep doing nasty things. 

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Just now, JM_ said:

there's more evidence for that then some guiding hand out there. 

 

Pretending there's a holy reason for all the cruelty just allows people the excuse to keep doing nasty things. 

Oh I agree on the bolded.

 

Just teasing you about stating that the universe is indifferent.

We simply don't know. We don't even know what the universe really is. 

You know I love this stuff. I was just thinking earlier about what you once posted in a status update regarding a question of if everything could be predestined. Although I doubt it and love the idea of free will, there is even a theory for that.

 

Could the particles from the big bang be mathematically predicted if we had all the data? I think I used my rough thought of a rack of pool balls being broken when I commented in your status post. The break of the pool balls at the beginning of the game looks random but obviously if you had all the angles, force, environmental influence etc.. you would know exactly how every ball will react and would know where they will end up. 

 

That said, what we are learning about quantum mechanics shows that particles act in ways we don't understand...which adds more doubt to the thought of predestination. 

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1 minute ago, bishopshodan said:

Oh I agree on the bolded.

 

Just teasing you about stating that the universe is indifferent.

We simply don't know. We don't even know what the universe really is. 

You know I love this stuff. I was just thinking earlier about what you once posted in a status update regarding a question of if everything could be predestined. Although I doubt it and love the idea of free will, there is even a theory for that.

 

Could the particles from the big bang be mathematically predicted if we had all the data? I think I used my rough thought of a rack of pool balls being broken when I commented in your status post. The break of the pool balls at the beginning of the game looks random but obviously if you had all the angles, force, environmental influence etc.. you would know exactly how every ball will react and would know where they will end up. 

 

That said, what we are learning about quantum mechanics shows that particles act in ways we don't understand...which adds more doubt to the thought of predestination. 

it really is a fascinating idea, that there's no choice in anything. I mean think about that in terms of crime, or wars, or even the tiniest part of your day.

 

We need a philosophy thread :lol:

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Haunted houses are more scary in today's time , than in the past.

Even the employees are now scared.

Haunted house performer shot after scaring group of Myrtle Beach visitors (msn.com)

 

performer at a haunted house in South Carolina was shot after he scared a group of visitors and one of the men in the group opened fire on him.

The man responsible for the shooting told police he thought the gun was a prop.

 

According to the Myrtle Beach Police Department, Keal Latrell Brown, 39, was attending the Hollywood Wax Museum Haunted House in Myrtle Beach last Saturday with a group of other people.

When a performer in the haunted house scared the group, police said one person fell to the floor and a gun slid on the ground and hit Brown on the foot.

Brown told police the thought the gun was a prop and "picked it up and fired twice," hitting the performer once in the shoulder. The performer survived the shooting.

Police confirm they arrested Brown on Tuesday and charged him with contributing to the delinquency of a minor "for knowingly giving the gun used in the shooting to a minor."

News station WMBF reported that the minor was Brown's teenage child and that investigators are still determining whose gun it is.

 

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1 minute ago, gurn said:

Haunted houses are more scary in today's time , than in the past.

Even the employees are now scared.

Haunted house performer shot after scaring group of Myrtle Beach visitors (msn.com)

 

performer at a haunted house in South Carolina was shot after he scared a group of visitors and one of the men in the group opened fire on him.

The man responsible for the shooting told police he thought the gun was a prop.

 

According to the Myrtle Beach Police Department, Keal Latrell Brown, 39, was attending the Hollywood Wax Museum Haunted House in Myrtle Beach last Saturday with a group of other people.

When a performer in the haunted house scared the group, police said one person fell to the floor and a gun slid on the ground and hit Brown on the foot.

Brown told police the thought the gun was a prop and "picked it up and fired twice," hitting the performer once in the shoulder. The performer survived the shooting.

Police confirm they arrested Brown on Tuesday and charged him with contributing to the delinquency of a minor "for knowingly giving the gun used in the shooting to a minor."

News station WMBF reported that the minor was Brown's teenage child and that investigators are still determining whose gun it is.

 

So this asshat criminal uses the excuse he didn’t bring the gun, and just happened to pick it up from the Floor?  

Lock this criminal loser up and throw away the key. 

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I was watching John Oliver the other night. There was a piece on interrogation techniques. Obviously when you add torture it's another level.

 

Not saying I know anything about this case but could it be a political chew toy going forward?

 

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee sues Canada for $35 million over 14-year imprisonment

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/guantanamo-bay-detainee-lawsuit-canada-1.6428886

 

"Eventually, the torture broke him down. Slahi began to confess to the lies his interrogators put to him," the statement of claim reads. One of the false confessions concerned a plot to blow up the CN Tower in Toronto, which Slahi said he had never heard of.

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Macron beats Le Pen in French election – projections

The results: Macron beats Le Pen in presidential election

Projections show that Emmanuel Macron has secured a clear victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Just to remind you that these projections prepared by French media use a combination of real results and exit polls and are considered ultra-reliable in this two-way contest.

 

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Boos at Le Pen HQ

At Le Pen HQ in Paris

There were boos as Emmanuel Macron’s face appeared on the big screen here as the projected winner.

Le Pen supporters gathered here knowing this was her best chance yet to win the presidency - but her HQ had been hit by a wave of disappointment now that it seems her third attempt has ended in failure.

 

Cheers erupt at Eiffel Tower

With Macron supporters in Paris

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Deafening cheers beneath a sea of French and EU flags from the crowd beneath the Eiffel Tower as the projected results were announced, and Macron has been confirmed as France’s president for the next five years. There are chants of “Macron, President” and a spontaneous rendition of the Marseillais

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2 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Not even close. Nice work France! :towel:

It’s good Macaroon won, but still over 40% voted for the crazy extremists.  Less than in the US, but still not good.  These crazies should be the fringe, like we see here, and not get huge numbers of votes.  Something is wrong in our western world, when these extremists’ views are accepted by so many.  

Now back to watching Snake Pliskin.  

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Just now, Alflives said:

It’s good Macaroon won, but still over 40% voted for the crazy extremists.  Less than in the US, but still not good.  These crazies should be the fringe, like we see here, and not get huge numbers of votes.  Something is wrong in our western world, when these extremists’ views are accepted by so many.  

Now back to watching Snake Pliskin.  

The fact that Le Pen was even on the ballot shows that the far-right is making inroads into politics everywhere.

 

These days, I don't get too worked up about how they lost, just so long as they lose.....

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On 4/23/2022 at 8:19 AM, gurn said:

Haunted houses are more scary in today's time , than in the past.

Even the employees are now scared.

Haunted house performer shot after scaring group of Myrtle Beach visitors (msn.com)

 

performer at a haunted house in South Carolina was shot after he scared a group of visitors and one of the men in the group opened fire on him.

The man responsible for the shooting told police he thought the gun was a prop.

 

According to the Myrtle Beach Police Department, Keal Latrell Brown, 39, was attending the Hollywood Wax Museum Haunted House in Myrtle Beach last Saturday with a group of other people.

When a performer in the haunted house scared the group, police said one person fell to the floor and a gun slid on the ground and hit Brown on the foot.

Brown told police the thought the gun was a prop and "picked it up and fired twice," hitting the performer once in the shoulder. The performer survived the shooting.

Police confirm they arrested Brown on Tuesday and charged him with contributing to the delinquency of a minor "for knowingly giving the gun used in the shooting to a minor."

News station WMBF reported that the minor was Brown's teenage child and that investigators are still determining whose gun it is.

 

I would have bet real money on this happening in Florida. 

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1 hour ago, Alflives said:

It’s good Macaroon won, but still over 40% voted for the crazy extremists.  Less than in the US, but still not good.  These crazies should be the fringe, like we see here, and not get huge numbers of votes.  Something is wrong in our western world, when these extremists’ views are accepted by so many.  

Now back to watching Snake Pliskin.  

people seem to like playing with fascist ideas every few generations. And we just have a lot of hateful monkey brains in our species still. 

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The Satanic Temple sues elementary school as after-school club rejected (msn.com)

The Satanic Temple 

has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvanian elementary school after the school board voted to deny the establishment of the After School Satan club.

Northern Elementary School in York, Pa., is being sued on the grounds of constitutional violation. The Satanic Temple intends to prove the school board discriminated against the temple by barring the creation of the After School Satan club, despite other organizations being allowed to operate their own programs.

Mathew Kezhaya, the general counsel for The Satanic Temple, told ABC the litigation could take up to two years to complete — potentially longer if the case were moved to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

"The First Amendment prohibits a government from considering the popularity of communicative activity when determining whether to facilitate that communicative activity on equal terms with other, similarly situated, groups," he told ABC.

According to ABC, Northern Elementary School officials made "discrete statements" informing the temple if they removed "Satan" from the club's name, their chances of being permitted as an after-school program would increase.

Lucien Greaves, a Satanic Temple spokesperson, told Fox News it will be costly for the school and community to continue with litigation, should they still bar the After School Satan club.

"If they deny us the use of a public facility, which they have no right to do, it'll have to move into litigation — costly litigation that the community is going to have to pay for," he said.

On The Satanic Temple's website, the organization claims the after-school program does not actually involve Satan.

"The After School Satan Club is an after-school program that promotes self-directed education by supporting the intellectual and creative needs of students," they wrote.

The After School Satan Clubs meet at select public schools where Good News Clubs also operate," The Satanic Temple continued. "Trained educators provide activities and learning opportunities, which students are free to engage in, or they may opt to explore other interests that may be aided by available resources."

 

The Satanic Temple also claims the After School Satan club includes no religious instruction whatsoever.

"Proselytization is not our goal, and we’re not interested in converting children to Satanism," they wrote. "After School Satan Clubs will focus on free inquiry and rationalism, the scientific basis for which we know what we know about the world around us."

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