Recent Posts

1
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Pete Svarrior on June 03, 2020, 08:30:18 PM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-says-supporters-might-demand-that-he-serve-more-than-two-terms-as-president/ar-AACXSMW

Poor Donald. He really doesn't want to break the law, but the people might just DEMAND that he does.
2
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Roundy on June 03, 2020, 08:22:50 PM »
Anyone else see a similarity ...?



- - -



Obviously Trump should be Kayser Soze, since just about everything he says is a lie he made up on the spot, but still pretty close.
3
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Tumeni on June 03, 2020, 08:14:00 PM »
Anyone else see a similarity ...?



- - -

4
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Rama Set on June 03, 2020, 08:05:09 PM »
Has anyone else noticed the double standard here versus Charlottesville? After Charlottesville Trump refused to condemn the people protesting the removal of the statue,  saying that alongside the Nazis and white supremacists were some very fine people.

The people protesting George Floyd's murder, on the other hand, are dangerous extremists. Can anybody find an example of Trump praising some of them the way he did the Charlottesville protesters? I'm genuinely curious. I haven't heard or seen it myself.

Charlottesville had one of their protesters commit a homicide and he still praised them.  I haven't seen anything to indicate that Trump feels anything but disdain for anyone who opposed his base.
5
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Roundy on June 03, 2020, 07:36:10 PM »
Has anyone else noticed the double standard here versus Charlottesville? After Charlottesville Trump refused to condemn the people protesting the removal of the statue,  saying that alongside the Nazis and white supremacists were some very fine people.

The people protesting George Floyd's murder, on the other hand, are dangerous extremists. Can anybody find an example of Trump praising some of them the way he did the Charlottesville protesters? I'm genuinely curious. I haven't heard or seen it myself.
6
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Roundy on June 03, 2020, 07:24:36 PM »
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-s-church-photo-op-took-defense-secretary-esper-gen-n1222391

More on the Esper situation. This article seems to clear up the question of when the church was actually vandalized; according to Esper he was under the impression that they were going to be visiting the park and church to observe damage and vandalism that had been committed the night before. He said the photo op took him by surprise.

So there doesn't seem to be any reason to think the protesters who were cleared out with tear gas so Trump could get his photo holding a Bible in front of a church were anything but peaceful.
7
Flat Earth Theory / Re: Flat Earth at the Beach
« Last post by IronHorse on June 03, 2020, 06:10:16 PM »
Quote
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my post. I’m not sure I understand everything you’ve said but maybe we can talk some more and I can learn.

From reading your original post you are not doing too badly as it is.  Everything you mentioned and point out is pretty sound in my view.  You are making observations that you can make from near to your home and using your own judgements about those observations to reach a common sense conclusion without any preconceived assumptions or beliefs.

If you are after a good (unbiased) teacher then Tom wouldn't be my first choice.
8
Flat Earth Theory / Re: Flat Earth at the Beach
« Last post by ChrisTP on June 03, 2020, 03:58:32 PM »
Quote
your commentary is along the lines of "it might be possible! You don't know! You can't just say the Earth looks flat! Maybe an illusion!
No tom, my point was that you can't conclude the shape of the earth from singular, isolated observations. It's crazy that you read that and thought that equated to illusions... Or you were trying to go for the character assassination route yet again.. . You really do seem to enjoy doing that. I'll say it again if you like. You can't come to the conclusion of the earth's shape from isolated observations. Nowhere did I say what you see is illusions. You really do need to stop putting words in my mouth. This is what, the 3rd time in a row now that I've pointed this out? Stop doing it.
9
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by AllAroundTheWorld on June 03, 2020, 03:58:15 PM »
Trump's history of racism laid out in this Twitter thread

https://twitter.com/brianklaas/status/1267902480794488835
10
Flat Earth Community / Re: why can’t the people in south see Polaris
« Last post by IronHorse on June 03, 2020, 03:48:40 PM »
Yes of course if you place Polaris a few hundred light years away then the size of the Earth becomes irrelevant. That's why every equatorial mount has a latitude scale which goes from zero to 90 degrees in equal divisions and they work just fine for both the north and the southern hemispheres.

If flat Earth was right then equatorial mounts wouldn't work.  Yet in 40 years I have never heard of or seen a flat Earth friendly equatorial mount for a telescope.