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Flat Earth Theory / Re: How to make an FE map with accurate distances
« on: April 26, 2021, 07:30:11 PM »
Your assumed distances are fallacious for a few reasons:

- People aren't walking across the oceans
- Planes use jet streams to reach far off locations
- The calculated of speed is s = d/t and requires a known distance. Distances are fundamentally in contention in this discussion
You can contend that distances at sea are not known all you want, but that is completely wrong.  What are your qualifications for making a statement like that?  If your qualifications were sufficient then your contentions must be just for trolling purposes.  Without sufficient navigational experience & qualifications your contentions are irrelevant and should be considered shit posting.  I can make this statement from the point of view of an experienced navigator with lots of time at sea working on ships and as pilot in command of aircraft.  Celestial navigation works well when weather conditions are right but GPS works even better under just about all conditions.  Modern ships & airplanes use GPS and the positions and distances measured are very accurate.  If they were not then ships could and would run aground while navigating in foggy conditions.  I can well remember leaving San Francisco in very foggy conditions and navigating under the Golden Gate bridge in fog so thick that we didn't see the bridge until we were directly under it on a ship that was nearly 1000 feet long.  The bottom line is that there can be no doubt about the measured distances anywhere in the world.  Please supply any verifiable evidence you have that could refute my contentions. If those contentions can be verified then you would be doing a great service to the maritime industry that depends on very accurate positions and distances to operate huge ships.

Tom has been singing that same song as long as I have been here.  Silly as it is, he uses it to disarm any and all threads that talk about how simple a map is to make with known distances.

Let's not forget his famous "The distance from New York to Paris is not known" 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Biden's Broadband plan
« on: April 21, 2021, 05:42:49 PM »
Is this a trap?

Let's agree that this is a ground based communication system like LORAN and that the earth is flat. Then we can talk about the method of communication.


Since I can see Starlink sats with my own eyes I must disagree. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Biden's Broadband plan
« on: April 21, 2021, 03:24:31 PM »

I saw an article this morning about the planned rural broadband plan, a great idea but dated. Cost of 150 Billion. When StarLink is in full deployment, there will be no need to run fiber everywhere.


According to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) December 2018 Internet Access Services report, 44 million households do not even have a standard broadband connection, either because they do not have access or can't afford it.

22 billion would buy every one of them a Starlink package and the government could help out with the monthly nut for those needing it. Of course, not all of them need the handout but some do.

Boom, saved 128 billion minimum.

Thoughts?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: March 04, 2021, 07:30:31 PM »


At least the right has a sense of humor

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: March 04, 2021, 07:29:31 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: February 05, 2021, 04:49:06 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: February 03, 2021, 10:51:05 PM »



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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Earth Flood and Flat Earth
« on: February 02, 2021, 08:06:52 PM »
Hi..
Its my first post here, I hope to enrich and enriched from you also.

We all heard about the flood that covered the whole earth. Was it on flat earth or rounded one?

If it was on flat earth,then we should believe that something blocked it from leaking outside as the ice mountains or other barriers.

It it was rounded then there the gravity theory has controlled water around the world so strictly.

 As a Muslim many Muslim scholar talked about that saying that it was rounded. Some may said else.  We also believe that there is above Kaaba in Makkah there is a place in sky called "Albiet Maamoor". and that mean in my perspective one of four:
- the earth is flat and "Albiet Maamoor" is above it.
-The earth is rounded but not moving. So this place is above it as well.
- The earth is moving with the sky also and that may corrupt many theories and have to be studied beyond our minds.
- There is something else we cant study it.

These are some verses from Holy Quran talk about Noah (peace be upon him) flood.



Hey try not to combine myths

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: February 02, 2021, 08:06:01 PM »

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There are groups of people (you need a group, one alone would just look crazy) who believe in large, powerful, and yet perfectly secret (in the sense that no one can find evidence sufficient to convince the general public). Sometimes, these groups are confronted with news that makes their beliefs clearly wrong.

Examples:

Jehovah's Witness founder predicted the end of the world, several times. Spoiler alert, it didn't end. Yet there are millions of Jehovah's Witnesses.

The guy on "Behind the Curve" who got a ring laser gyroscope and watched it precess by 15 degrees per hour, even after he put it in a Faraday cage. Yet there remain FEs.

Q predicted that Trump was working with Mueller to bring down the democrat/hollywood pedophile/cannibal ring, and that a storm would happen, democrats arrested and Trump remaining president. To my knowledge, Q never made a successful prediction, nor was there any evidence that any prediction was ever true nor that Q was actually who he said he was.

What is this system of thinking where you become convinced of something, see real world evidence that it is not true, and yet insist ever more emphatically that it is still true?

Given this testament to faith, and the explanatory powers of changing the laws of physics and giant, multi-generational, yet perfectly secret conspiracies, is there any idea that can be disproven? 

I have been warned about off topic posting. I will be watching for that on this thread, as my only question, the OP topic, is: "How can groups of people maintain faith with valid evidence against and none for?"


I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest

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It's humorous that a drug as 'soft' as marijuana is still restricted so heavily here, even if it isn't heavily policed. Lots of people don't really care about the issue either. I think in the very least it should be legalized for medical use.

Next up, MDMA..

What sucks, even more, is oil and edibles are still classed like heroin and coke.   A serious felony for a plant extract
You do realize that heroin and coke are also plant extracts, right? I agree that having cannabis oil, or products containing it like edibles, shouldn't be a felony. But the "it's just a plant extract" kind of argument runs into some obstacles. Heroin and cocaine are both basically just alkaloid extracts from poppy and coca plants, respectively.

Yes, I thought about that 2 seconds after I posted.  But I also think that all drugs should be legal, self-solving problems.  Prohibition never stopped anything.




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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Take J-Man to the mat if you dare
« on: January 22, 2021, 05:20:27 PM »
33. But I’m a moron.

Well, that and the Bible is fiction just like UA, EA and the rest of flat earth theory.
The Bible is not fiction.

Post proof

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It's humorous that a drug as 'soft' as marijuana is still restricted so heavily here, even if it isn't heavily policed. Lots of people don't really care about the issue either. I think in the very least it should be legalized for medical use.

Next up, MDMA..

What sucks, even more, is oil and edibles are still classed like heroin and coke.   A serious felony for a plant extract

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Take J-Man to the mat if you dare
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:26:29 PM »
Ok I'm not bragging because I missed 3-4 I probably shouldn't have but I did score 31/40, which placed me in the "You must have read the Bible cover to cover" I have.

It's fun you freaks, don't lie you DEMS.

https://www.quizscape.com/general-knowledge/quiz-christian-bible/

36 of 40,  now let's do Harry Potter, an almost as silly set of books

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We had 3 things at work. 

1. A bunch of rednecks wandering around high fiving (hardly a coup)
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2. Some idiots that are going to do hard time for breaking in

It was certainly more than breaking and entering.  Some were armed, there was violence attached to their unlawful trespass, and they used the violence to disprupt the operation of government, which is sedition.

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3. The press that raved about Coups and insurrections.   

There is definitely some hyperbole from the left.  There is certainly some of the right who are trying to make this seem like no big deal, which is also wrong.


The problem is what it's always been, the mad dogs. Other than motive there is not a lot of difference between the marchers in BLM and the rednecks walking around the capitol grounds taking pics. What set it all apart were the mad dogs that showed up for BLM and for this clusterfuck.

For once someone actually shot one of the mad dogs.

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Even though Trump is to blame for what happened, I figured I'd start a separate thread because I'm curious about where you see last week's shenanigans falling on the spectrum of protest - coup.

I have a hard time viewing it as an attempt at a full blown government overthrow because, for the most part, it was just a bunch of angry, misinformed, and thankfully unorganized, group of far right republicans and full-on racists. On the other hand, they stormed the Capitol while lawmakers were performing arguably their most important duty within the american democratic process. I cant help but feel like if the people who stormed the building had breached the floor before lawmakers and the electoral votes had been evacuated, this would be a very different story, one that would likely still be developing.

Most(?) People went there to protest, but in my mind any breaching the capitol is guilty of a crime. And the fact is that hundreds or thousands of the attendees came equipped and ready/hoping for violent clashes with police and or lawmakers - pipe bombs, blades, bats, combat gear, zip ties, nooses - shows how close things came, especially with the ridiculous unpreparedness of the capitol police.

The one bright side to all this is that, provided there isnt a round two on or around inauguration day, this can be used to highlight the strength -not the weakness - of american democracy. Not many countries can withstand an assault on the heart of their democratic institutions and be essentially back to business the next day.

The ugly side is plain to see, with 5 people dead, and the intensifying of rhetoric and calls to action for a second event in the near future...

We had 3 things at work. 

1. A bunch of rednecks wandering around high fiving (hardly a coup)
2. Some idiots that are going to do hard time for breaking in
3. The press that raved about Coups and insurrections.   

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Covid-19 vaccine two shots
« on: December 31, 2020, 06:11:16 PM »
Take your shots dogs. We're going to kill you, per Gates.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/watch-nurse-passes-live-television-taking-coronavirus-vaccine/

WATCH: Nurse Passes Out on Live Television After Taking Coronavirus Vaccine

LMAO

Nurse wakes up, oh I'm fine now..lol  No ur not, you're now sterile, have bells palsy, your immune system doesn't work and will die in 5 yrs. Dumb A**


God what a scary place it must be to live in your head.   Do you make this shit up or hear it from hanity?


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: When it Pays to be a Democrat
« on: December 31, 2020, 05:35:04 PM »
On the notion of Hunter Biden...

A couple of months ago, the NY Post had their Twitter account banned for breaking the story about crackhead Hunter Biden traveling the world and grifting on his dad's last name. No real reason was given for the ban, but news media as well as social media suppressed the story in an obvious attempt to keep the story from hurting Joe Biden's election chances. Seems they learned from last time when Comey came out about the Hillary email story just before the election and likely tipped the scales to Trump.

Back when the story broke, Hunter's business partner made a statement saying Joe Biden was also in on the scheme. The story was effectively buried and 69 50 members of the intelligence community signed a letter saying it looked like a rUsSiAn dISiNfOrMatiOn campaign.

Anyway, fast forward to now, turns out crackhead Hunter has been under investigation for a couple of years. It looks like Hunter may be in some rather serious legal trouble. I imagine a special council will be appointed prior to Sleepy Joe's inauguration and Joe himself has made it a point to say the DoJ will operate independently and free from political influence. Maybe Joe will pardon Hunter and then resign his post so Kamala can take her rightful place as co-person of the year President.

I think the real question is why was the media so fast in saying 'false claims" etc?   

Nothing to see here, mostly peaceful protests and on and on

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: When it Pays to be a Democrat
« on: December 16, 2020, 05:01:59 PM »
I'm defending him because (a) the sons and daughter on one side have ALREADY been found guilty of corruption. The Trump adult children, Tiffany excluded, are forbidden from operating charities in New York. Done. Settled. Guilty. and (b) the case against Hunter, with regards to the laptop, falls apart under scrutiny. Examples Pt.1;

So your argument is....  But Trump!

Classic

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Take J-Man to the mat if you dare
« on: November 27, 2020, 05:19:45 PM »
Ok I'm not bragging because I missed 3-4 I probably shouldn't have but I did score 31/40, which placed me in the "You must have read the Bible cover to cover" I have.

It's fun you freaks, don't lie you DEMS.

https://www.quizscape.com/general-knowledge/quiz-christian-bible/

Might as well be talking about the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, who cares if someone knows a lot about fiction?   Ask any English lit graduate.

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