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  • #36998

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    Regarding the cognitive conflict article… I may be hampered by the fact that my last psych course was about 50 years ago, but I found the article a bit of a head-scratcher. Not only somewhat unsure what it said but also why it’s part of Sunday School this week.

    Is it saying that contrary to the researcher’s hypothesis (prejudice? stereotype?), religious people can deal with perceived contradictions about as well as nonreligious people? Or is the point of the article something else?

    #36997

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    I wouldn’t sit on somebody’s tomb and have a picnic, unless it was about 2000 years old.

    A 2000 year old gravesite would likely be a national monument or world historical site, so you’d probably be subject to arrest.

    #36981

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    I got Pfizer #1 with no side effect beyond feeling a little tired for a while and the expected injection site soreness.

    Shot #2 is reputed to be the hard hitter and that proved to be true for me, though the side-effect was rather unexpected: a very bad case of diarrhea that hit at about 5 a.m., causing me to get out of bed and run for the throne room at least four separate times. While the bouts were further and further apart, they did occur all morning.

    I checked and, yes, this is a listed side effect of the Pfizer vaccine.

    #36980

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    “On top” of the grave? Poor taste at best, though I think a graveyard should not be treated like a public amusement area. So, wrong in that sense, yeah.

     

    #36930

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    All the GOP state legislators and governors trying to bring back Jim Crow.

    Speaking of governors, Ron Desantis is threatening to be the next Donald Trump.

    #36836

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    Not having sugar in things seems unamerican to me.

    Or, better yet, high fructose corn  syrup.

    #36835

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    To corn just means to preserve (in a brine). It’s a form of curing. No relation to Cornwall or with actual corn. It is definitely not for everyone. Cornwall does have a nice food: the Cornish Pasty (similar to a Spanish or Latin-American empanada but I think better). If you see one in a bakery or hipster food truck…try it! Or make some at home.

    Actually, I knew that corned beef had nothing to do with Cornwall, but maybe someone else learned something.

    I don’t roast whole chickens very much anymore. I cook Cornish hens instead. I’ve had pasties. Love ’em.

    #36831

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    Dirty Harry knows:

    Chicago is to the hot dog as Vienna is to Wienerschnitzel and Bologna is to spaghetti Bolognese (Cornwall to corned beef?). Anyway, Chicago says “Our dog, our rules.” And it goes way beyond mustard vs. ketchup.

    #36829

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    You put vinegar tomato sauce on your processed meat in a casing on a bun? INFANTILE BARBARIANS!

    SUGARY vinegar tomato sauce!

    #36813

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    It’s a simple truth: Ketchup on ‘dogs is a kid thing.

    #36812

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    Reg, i was gonna say sumpin bout islamaphobia. The ponies diverted my attention. But You nailed it. I say that cuz you said what i would have said. Ya can’t conflate individuals with the institution. I was reminded of the exchange between Ben something or other (famous actor) and Sam Harris on Maher’s show. Also was reminded of another neologism or phrase…missing link…that was coined to cast doubt where it oughn’t exist by anti-science scientists or was it creationists. I think you are essentially correct in your first amendment assertion. It is tricky though. Courts strictly construe the standards that began with clear and present danger test in Ohio v Brandenburg and has gotten a few iterations since. So the danger isn’t present if it is not imminent. For instance some asshole writes and speaks about sand niggers and their mosques and Korans and it is either a general statement or directed at an individual. If it is a general statement like at a demonstration or on social media then that asshole is gonna have 1st amendment protection. If it is an in your face encounter between racist asshole and innocuous Muslim then there are criminal laws involving harassment and intimidation that will withstand a 1st amendment challenge. We in America are so solicitous of the god given speech rights of the most vile and dangerous citizens.

    Does this comment belong in this thread? It’s not about cryptocurrency or even hot dogs!

    #36809

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    Back to the topic at hand. Not all cryptos are the same, and there are key differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum, the two leaders, such that Ethereum may end up being an actual currency while Bitcoin is more of an investment like a stock.

    #36808

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    Folks, folks, folks, there is no law against putting ketchup on a hot dog. It’s just that a well-made hot dog CRIES OUT for mustard, and no fancy mustard with a Frankish or Germanic name, but the common bright yellow kind. If you can’t taste the superiority of mustard over ketchup, I put it down to your untrained and insensitive palates.

    Reg, bratwurst with ketchup and curry powder is classic and it’s the curry powder which is key, but a bratwurst is spiced differently than a hot dog (or Frankfurter, as they’d be called in Germany).

    #36794

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    Apparently the best bagels are now found on the West Coast and not in NYC!

    Few things in life are more heavenly than a good bagel with a healthy “shmear” of cream cheese on it. And NOT toasted! Toasting a bagel is like ketchup on a hot dog: Not something a true bagel lover would want done.

    Of course, my experience has been in Portland, not LA or Seattle, but it seems West Coasters don’t like dark crusty bagels like the ones made by the better Jewish bakeries back in Cleveland, where I grew up. Those are the bagels to which I compare bagels everywhere else. I call local bagels in Portland “take and bake bagels” because it looks like they need more oven time.

    This is what I seed too much of:

    when a good bagel looks like this:

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    #36789

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    In a SHTF scenario the guy with the gold doesn’t buy a loaf of bread ( however you could chisel off “a piece of eight”, LOL). He buys the muscle, the whole bakery, whatever…and then he takes what He wants. You do know how the wealthy operate, right? They “killed it” during this pandemic. Govt just giving out free money to the major corporations; stocks to the moon. I made almost 6 figures (tax deferred) without getting off the couch.

    Okay, so you own the bakery. Your customers will need smaller portions of gold to buy your bread. Unless, of course, you want to barter. But here you wanted to be in the baking biz but now you’re taking tomatoes, harly worn hiking boots, whatever, in exchange for bread. Or, they could knock you over the head and take over the bakery.

    I just don’t think these hedges against SHTF working, gold or no gold.

    Everyone knows someday when things go back to normal, gold will be the ticket. I actually know a very wealthy guy like that. Holds lots of gold, silver, 120 acres with crops, his own solar power and water systems, food stores and a heavily armed bunker. I don’t like talking to him often because he scares me to death. I’ll bet he enjoyed this pandemic.

    Maybe bitcoin would survive such a scenario? Maybe it’s value would go through the roof? When it dips I will probably buy a little again. I think I was up around 150% when I sold it because until you actually sell…you have not made any US Dollars, LOL.

    I don’t see gold or Bitcoin helping much in a SHTF scenario. Your bunker guy has an idea that might work for a while, but it also makes him a pretty lonely disconnected soul. Eventually, someone will come along and catch him momentarily off-guard. Then all of his goodies will be theirs.

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