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  • #52160

    Unseen
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    These jerks wouldn’t be digging tunnels and jeopardizing the property, safety, and lives of people above ground if it wasn’t for religion.

    You’re ignoring the child abuse angle.

    #52166

    TheEncogitationer
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    Unseen,

    Not meaning to ignore the possibility of child abuse. It certainly can and does happen with any community that is isolated from and secretive to the larger world. But with stories like this, it is best to wait and see further details as they arise.

    What is already clear is reprehensible enough. The mere act of digging under and into buildings threatens the property, safety, and lives of all concerned.

    A local radio station had a Barney Fife impersonator do a PSA telling people to “Call 711 Before You Dig! It’s The Law!” And a just law it is, since all of the above plus utilities and infrastructure for which we all pay bills and taxes are all at stake.

    If Barney Fife can understand that, surely scholars of The Tanach, Torah, Talmud, and Mishnah. can do so.

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    #52169

    Unseen
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    @ Enco

    I know little about the particular insular Jewish community in question, but I do know that their beliefs, like those of Muslims, can vary widely from one temple’s rabbi’s teachings to the next. It’s not like Christian churches which have counsels, synods, etc., dictating doctrine to widely-dispersed communities.

    Thus, neither you nor I can be sure they ever heard the Barney Fife PSA. One thing we can likely both agree on is that their religion is a problem, if not for them, then for the general community they live in.

    #52231

    TheEncogitationer
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    Unseen and Fwllow Un elievers,

    Here’s the latest news I’ve found out about the sit-rep in Crown Heights:

    Extremist Jewish teens secretly ‘hired migrants’ to dig secret Brooklyn synagogue tunnel ‘Shawshank’-style
    Story by Isabel Vincent • 4d
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/extremist-jewish-teens-secretly-hired-migrants-to-dig-secret-brooklyn-synagogue-tunnel-shawshank-style/ar-AA1mNI52

    Underground Discovery Sparks Chaos: Extensive Tunnel Unearthed Beneath Brooklyn Building
    Story by Claire O’Hare • 7h
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/underground-discovery-sparks-chaos-extensive-tunnel-unearthed-beneath-brooklyn-building/ar-AA1n10dd

    Reprehensibly dangerous to all involved and to everyone in the neighborhood (especially if they broke a gas main, water pipes, sewer pipes, and/or electrical wiring, all in the name of “Messiah” Rebbe Menachem Schneerson.)

    But fortunately, there was no evidence of human trafficking, child abuse, or anything that would give grist to the blood libel mill of Jew-Haters. The child’s mattresses were probably whatever the illegal aliens could scrounge.

    #52240

    PopeBeanie
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    I consider J6 to have been an insurrection, and Trump is complicit. But doesn’t it require a party with legal standing to bring the case to a court of law which tries the case? I don’t see how just one branch of state government can have sole power to decide how to enforce a US constitutional amendment.

    #52241

    Unseen
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    I consider J6 to have been an insurrection, and Trump is complicit. But doesn’t it require a party with legal standing to bring the case to a court of law which tries the case? I don’t see how just one branch of state government can have sole power to decide how to enforce a US constitutional amendment.

    Some say he needs to be convicted of the insurrection. Others say it’s “self-fulfilling” and up to the states.

    Frankly, it’ll end up in the Supreme Court, which is necessary in order to establish some sort of process, so that anyone so accused gets due process.

    #52247

    TheEncogitationer
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    Fellow Unbelievers,

    A small self-correction: You dial 811 before you dig. 711 is for Text Telephone Telecommunications Relay Service for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.

    Of course, since the little Zealots in Crown Heights are morally tone-deaf to the consequences of their ‘Messiah’-motivated digging, perhaps they should first call 711 and then use it to dial 811.

    #52286

    unapologetic
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    a network that has probably given Atheists more of a voice than any other network?

    How so?

    #52290

    unapologetic
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    With no lisencing body to oversee would be politicions, we need some kind of ‘checks and ballenses’.
    The ‘electorial colledge’ was suposed to be that. But the public doesn’t like the idea of posably being overruled. And who could you trust to do it fairly?
    So the EC just rubber stamps the vote.
    Letting competition sound the alarm, just sounds like ‘business as usual’ in politics.
    An impartial 3rd body needs to vet politicians.
    The League of Woman Voters hosts debates, but that doesn’t go far enough.
    Congress holds hearings to vet appointees, so why not candidates. (but I’m not sure I trust congress to be impartial)

    #52315

    unapologetic
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    I would be surprised if the NSA didn’t already vet candidates for it’s (NSA) own criteria.

    #52318

    Unseen
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    So the EC just rubber stamps the vote.

    No, it’s more complicated than that.

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