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  • in reply to: Jeni's recall #1081590

    bjx
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    …………………………………………………R.I.P.*

    *Ummm…no…I didn’t mean Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream but rather the customers who decide to go back. Sorry for the confusion.

    in reply to: Women's Rights – News & Discussion #486263

    bjx
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    rus said:
    That said, it’s just a feeling. Not something I can explain in any meaningful sense nor describe in a way that others who haven’t had those experiences could understand. I used to try, now I know better.

    Wow. How often does one get to write a post where the intent/id of the post is that by simply being read, may be in of itself epiphanous and wholly expressive of what the post is trying to convey???

    Here’s your explanation…as a sentient being of however many years have been alive, you are going to and have experienced many moments in life. So many that you have forgotten/will forget 99.999999999+% of those moments. So the few moments you do hold onto, you have to categorize in your mind and somehow give some significance. Although everyone experiences some permutation of these same exact feelings, you simply must find poetry and meaning in your instances and events otherwise they will be forgotten like the rest of “your” moments.

    You can call it serendipity, finding a good parking spot, giving birth to your child, feeling closer to your fabricated God or the Universe or whatever. These moments of unity and the subsequent inexplicable feeling of adding inner-meaning to your life are so wonderful, feel so unique unto you, so sublime, and so full of spirituality that they make you momentarily forget…….

    ………that one time a few years ago when you were in a car accident, or that feeling of dread while on vacation the moment when you realized you lost your wallet, or that there is likely some abused child down the street who cries herself to sleep every night, or the moment you realized a romance had gone sour, or all the loving cats and dogs that were killed today at the shelter for simply being born, or that your labours are rewarded by “Made In China”, or the ongoing Wars, or the moment you picked up the phone in a cheery mood only to hear bad news and so on and so forth.

    Its called LIFE. I’ll give you that those serendipitous moments feel really great and everything but how does one so adamantly and so blindly convince oneself of……ohhh wellz……sigh.

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540282

    bjx
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    @Manatee – Thank you.

    Wow. I never had any reason to think of even the concept of a “collection plate” and it does indeed seem to be a plate judging by google images. Like I said that makes sense as it serves to force people to pony up the dough and also be watched for theft.

    I believe in reasons why people go to Church and could give you some anthropological reasons for its ongoing practice in accordance with community standards and practices. There is a real circle the wagons mentality which fortifies the underlying principles of most religions and serves communities really well. I just don’t believe in some ethical God watching over people. I believe in people watching over people and people watching out for people.

    Hence the collection plate; which provides a really good metaphor for why you should be an Atheist. Therein is a physical manifestation of community. A collection plate symbolizes both being responsible for others and yourself. That is the definition of a working community in my eyes.

    I dunno, keep going to Church if it makes you happy and use the Church for what it can provide – a reason not to sleep in on Sunday, a babysitting collective, a means to make friends, a place where you may feel relatively safe, etc. but leave the actual believing in magic man-in-the-sky God business to fools, Asians, and other minorities. I’ve been all other the world and a lot of the world’s people really are dumb as field mice, its a foreign concept to grasp because you are surrounded by so much and every progress in history of the world has literally culminated by being at your fingertips, its hard to imagine people so dumb but they are out there and use JC/God/Allah or whatever as a shield against knowledge for themselves and to stifle others.

    And even if you think God does some good for people think of all the world’s people who suffer, the innocent children, the abandoned animals that God doesn’t give a fuck about. Like Woody Allen said “If there is a God, he better have a really good excuse.”

    Not being racist with the youtube post – but it should be mentioned that 88% of African-Americans identify themselves as being Christians, the highest demographic by far (thanks to dog-eared Bibles during being enslaved!). The least likely to identify themselves as being religious? Why highly-educated, high-income white people…of course.

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540280

    bjx
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    Manatee said:

    I just don’t understand why religious organizations would want to depend on the secular world. Keep the government out of my God, please.

    What the what? You don’t see things as they are.

    It is not the government that seeks to get into the “God business” (which is what it is – a business), it is religion that meddles in government. The JC business, a business that produces nothing tangible and has no product to sell HAS to depend on the government. There is no inventory, there is no overtime, there are no raw materials, etc. Why do you think so many of these Jesus shops set up in poor neighborhoods in strip-mall storefronts? Low rent with possible high-return and no overhead! Just pass around the collection plate and Hallej-fucking-lujah! to Ya! and don’t let the door hit ya’ on the way out!

    (Question: is there actually a “plate” rather than a bucket or closed-container? The reason I bring this up is because a plate is open/exposed and therefore one would be guilt-ed/accountable to those beside him at least for forking over a few bucks when collections are passed to them (and also be watched by others for theft). My parents and I are highly-educated and everyone went to college (a real one – not a Bible college) so I’ve never had to actually go to a Church (although I’ve heard some Church in the 5000 block of N. High St. is great pick-up spot for all you lonely singletons…summerz just around the corner y’know!) Srs though, is it an actual “collection plate” or is it a closed receptacle?)

    In turn for governmental assistance, Judeo-Christian-Muslim religions are an extension of the long-arm of the law. There is probably some understanding to keep tabs on people/keep them off of the streets or to serve some governmental function that I am too lazy to google. But anyways, the marriage of church and the financial state is more of a construction of populations density. Maybe the Mayans had a similar system but I doubt Plains American-Indians did and Hindus sorta don’t. But I dunno…

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540265

    bjx
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    Manatee said:
    As I’ve said, government funding of public programs at church run-institutions is okay. Science and medical care are secular pursuits, and as so could be funded with tax dollars.

    But if they use those tax dollars to build facilities also used for faith education, then that should be against the law.

    YOWTF? Manatee you seem all-fired up for no reason. Its finally a legit beautiful day outside, maybe go for a long walk to clear your head of all that Bible bullshit (or is it “just that time of the month”?). Thankfully as I’ve already mentioned the Internetz is destroying religious dogma/irrationality on scale that eclipses Amazon.com’s destruction of small-businesses a thousandfold. You should force yourself to see things as they are before you decide what they should be.

    You don’t seem to understand how intertwined tax dollars and religious institutions are. It isn’t a cut and dry issue of putting government funding in separate piles and spending within those parameters. I’ve heard of some govt. subsidized religious health-care clinics offering “to pray” for individuals after the patient has been diagnosed in a manner not unlike being accosted by direct-marketing salesmen. I guess you could always so “no thank you” to their offer, but if there is even a hint it may be detrimental to the care you receive, why would you?

    This is a violation of the First Amendment in my eyes at least in spirit as virtually ALL hospitals receive some form of medicare/medicaid/subsidies/priority/tax-exemption. Its no different than the promise of a bowl of fried-rice to some know-nothing, 130lbs frame, tobacco stained-teeth Philippino so he might put down the rickshaw in exchange for few minutes of his time to hear some Bible bullshit sermon…and yet the virtual analogue of this occurs in medical institutions everyday in these United States.

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540234

    bjx
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    Manatee said:
    Also, note to bjx– thank you for sharing your intolerant beliefs in a glorious affirmation of our First Amendment rights! You do you. Now excuse me while the rest of us sit back and enjoy our rights by not giving a crap about your beliefs.

    Dog-gone-it! Big Brother is censoring my posts!!! (‘Sup Bro?)

    Manatee, I’ll kindly thank you to recognize that by “not giving a crap” about my beliefs, that you are tacitly “giving a crap” about my beliefs, just disagreeing with them. And your gratuitous use of profanity isn’t bolstering your opinion of me or my opinion of you.

    Happy Earth Day!

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540231

    bjx
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    Manatee said:
    Walker, are you trying to abridge our First Amendment rights to be horribly petty little children? ;)

    (Joking)

    Manatee said:
    Walker, are you trying to abridge our First Amendment rights to be horribly petty little children? ;)

    (Joking)

    Thanks for the heads-up that you were “(Joking)”. Explicitly mentioning that you’re telling a joke is the only way to infer that a woman has said something she wants those around her to discern that she has said something she finds to be humourous. Ha. Ha. Chortle. Ha.

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540227

    bjx
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    geoyui said:

    I find it interesting that you try to decode ChrisSunami thru his avatar when you hide behind Mel Gibson.

    I’m hiding? No. Mel represents my beliefs.

    …errr….about the standing-up for one’s clan in a post-apocalyptic world where gasoline is like gold. Not to change the subject or anything…but howz about dem CBus gas prices! Fuel rewards? More like “FOOL rewards”! LOL.

    Manatee said:
    Also, note to bjx– thank you for sharing your intolerant beliefs in a glorious affirmation of our First Amendment rights! You do you. Now excuse me while the rest of us sit back and enjoy our rights by not giving a crap about your beliefs.

    Happy Earth Day Manatee!

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540221

    bjx
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    ChrisSunami said:
    <heavy sarcasm>Your explicit racism really makes you seem enlightened.</heavy sarcasm>

    As a strong, independent African-American woman I take offense at being called a racist. And being a racist is dumb anyway because it is simply a superficial distraction to turn one’s attention away from the real enemy of the most people in the world. In terms of reasons to dislike another it is like cotton candy.

    There is nothing racist that I wrote anyway. Read the passage for what it is actually saying. But I can’t really blame you for not picking up the substantive aspect of post. You are probably are so unaware of your “self” that would be too much to ask of you. If the picture of your avatar is you there is probably some information that I can glean out it that is more likely than not to be true that laid the foundation for your Christian beliefs:

    1. You were adopted by a devout white Christian family as a child. In this case, your Christianity is no more a part of you than preferring Coke over Pepsi. You were raised under it and use it as the rubric of your worldview. No different than my cat acting like a dog due to being surrounded by dogs.

    2. Your Asian/Hispanic/Latino/? family was sponsored by a church to come to the states and your whole family (despite your background/religious DNA) dove headfirst into the deep-end of Christianity. Why not? It was an opportunity for a better life. The patriarch/matriarch saw that and took it.

    3. You are married to a woman whom you met thru some area Church. Probably a portly white plain-jane who has a personal relationship with God and that is the only manner in which she will find a guy as being suitable for an ongoing relationship. I know guys who have played “Church Game”. They can’t get laid on the real so they join some area homechurch or something like that. Voila! Next thing you know, an ugly guy who couldn’t get laid in blind whorehouse suddenly is knee-deep in a serious, committed relationship. Albeit the women are unattractive & homely, but there is so much less competition for them due to their dogged pre-selection of having to find Christian guys.

    Shooting fish in a bucket beats not eating at all, I guess.

    OR

    4. You are a stoner and someone left a bible laying around that you picked up after tiring of staring at the wall.

    I’ve read that Christianity has held back humanity’s technological progress by a few hundred years. It pisses me off cuz I should have gotten hover-skateboard by now. We all should’ve. There is a lot of historical evidence of white missionaries basically spreading the Gospel and stunting the growth of so many people and their technologies. Not to mention the Spanish Inquisition.

    Many blacks, Asians, and other minorities have had their public policy dictated by Christianity that was inequitable to them from the get go. Christianity is a great way to make people watch over themselves and deny themselves. Slavery in America being the most obvious and glaring example of the Gospel & unshared spoils. But Asians (like you?) are right behind them. No doubt so white men spreading Christianity can continue exploiting natural resources in all parts of the world.

    I’m getting away from myself here, but I will say that the cat finally seems to be out of the bag. The internet, Anonymous, the widespread of information, cheap laptops, wi-fi, etc. are all going to hopefully kill all the strides and exploited “me so horny” Asian pussy that whites have so openly enjoyed and taken without paying for. Hopefully, Tesla will have finally gotten his revenge.

    p.s. Watterson is part of the Catholic Diocese whose reach is far greater than scrawny Columbus City code. It is not unlike the federal govt. as far as religious organizations are concerned. Not to mention the “wall of separation” that religious organizations have prospered under in the U.S. against interference. Similar shoving matches have occurred in many religious groups in the States but the one most similar to the Watterson scandal has been with the Mormon Church (google it). However, this is of a much narrower scale because Watterson concerns employment law rather than religious practice. And Ohio is an at-will state in terms of employment. I dunno if they specifically mentioned her gayness as being the cause of her dismissal which would significantly strengthen their case if they didn’t.

    Whatever. No reason to get too worked up over it. Maybe in retrospect, she will be happier than if she continued to work there. You are only alive once and maybe that death in the family will give her perspective on how to spend her own life in an authentic manner.

    in reply to: Boston Marathon Bombing #540050

    bjx
    Participant

    myliftkk said:

    That simpleton is being hailed as a “True American Hero!” For realz? For what? Stepping out unto his yard? You can bet he will get a significant upgrade in boat and probably move out of that shitty house too.

    You appear to know as much about that resident, and his shitty house, as you do about women.

    Thank you for the compliment. However, I am basing my opinion of that Watertown resident on nothing more than appearances and what little info has been published about him, so I probably know MORE about women than I do about that boatowner’s situation.

    in reply to: Teacher fired for being Gay at Bishop Watterson High School #540192

    bjx
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    ChrisSunami said:
    Speaking as a Christian, I agree with this statement. It’s this kind of hypocrisy from the church that creates atheists.

    Speaking as an Atheist, there was nothing hypocritical that Watterson did. They let go of an employee that didn’t meet its employment standards, plain and simple. I’m sure those she worked with/taught did know that she was a lesbo for years (gay female phys. ed. teacher jokes practically write themselves after all) but what likely happened is that this particular instance came to some financial benefactor’s attention and the school had to react immediately. It is unlikely that it had to with her declaration of “loving the deceased” or something so contemporaneous and trivial like that. I dunno the specifics but imagine that something must have been behind-the-scenes rather than this termination coming to a head over the long-term. By all accounts she was a good employee. The administration are probably nice people too who didn’t want to fire her. Something forced their hand to address that she did not the standards of their culture of teaching. Why else would the Diocese not have acted upon her sexual-orientation sooner if they allegedly knew of it?

    Secondly, hypocrisy creates Christians. Where else can you act in opposition to what you say without any consequences? How many stories do you have you personally read about Christians not acting Christ-like, priests sodomizing children, the Church treating nuns as second-class citizens, outright theft of funds, financial mis-dealings, etc.?

    Fuck it (or more aptly “fuck them”) God forgives right? Leave a wake of destruction and then ask for forgiveness. That’s a pretty good racket. Not better than the racket of collecting money without actually providing any tangible product of exchange tax-free (a product in which there has never been any evidence of in the history of the world if you measure that product by using statistics…oh wait…I forgot you gotta just have “faith” that you are getting something for your time, money, and prayers (hey whatev…modern medicine can’t explain why&how placebos work either. LOL.) Tony Robbins probably bitches about actually having to produce and send people motivational DVDs when the Church gets away with just telling people to recite ten “hail marys” to themselves.

    What does create atheists is INFORMATION. A few hundred years ago you could probably tell the average toothless living til’ 36 Joe that God was crying and that’s why it rains. Makes sense as long you don’t know about meteorology, physics and chemistry that we take for granted today. Access to information along with a geographic mobility is likely why more people are declaring themselves to have no religious affiliations. The internet/widespread dispersion of knowledge is hopefully the final stake to the heart of organized religion.

    Unfortunately, that God-schtick still tends to work effectively on Asians, blacks, and other minorities (ironically, those who least resemble Jesus Christ) who also tend to be in the most uneducated, oppressed and sad positions in life. Why do you think Catholicism’s strongest growth has been in that eternal shithole, Africa? (purporting to want to choose a Black Pope was quite an entertaining carrot to dangle though, wasn’t it?)

    I remember reading about some German guy who was kidnapped and held hostage in one of those fucked-up African countries and after he was released he was asked if he had any ill-will towards his captors. His reply was “No, why should I? They were dumb as field mice?” FIELD MICE. That is what the average intelligence of many minorities can be measured against…a fucking field mouse. Thank your God for all those youngish Asian mail-order brides who convert to Christianity (cough..cough…green card) What a salvo for lonely middle-aged white men!

    in reply to: Boston Marathon Bombing #540047

    bjx
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    bjx said:
    However, reports are also coming in that the Watertown homeowner’s boat, like the suspect, is also in serious condition and may not be seaworthy. Although you can’t tell by the picture (via Googlemaps) the boat was irretrievably damaged during the fracas. Not to mention the sentimental value of the boat has been significantly diminished.

    Thankfully, the internet angels have already come to the rescue and have started a Kickstarter campaign (kickstarter.com/marathonbomberboat) to raise funds to replace the boat and help the homeowner during this difficult time. The damaged boat was a 44 footer appraised at approximately $45,000, but with the campaign already having raised $78,450.88, the Watertown homeowner mentioned he has his eye on getting at least a 60 footer for the upcoming boating season.

    The above was nothing but a total fabrication by me.

    It was to make light of material gluttony being anthropomorphized and celebrated while so much starvation, social injustice, inequities in opportunity across class, rape, child abuse, neglect of the weakest amongst us, discrimination, animal suffering and so on exist so openly all around us.

    Well, it looks like the troll got trolled…


    http://gma.yahoo.com/support-replace-boat-ruined-bomber-standoff-165345489–abc-news-topstories.html

    That simpleton is being hailed as a “True American Hero!” For realz? For what? Stepping out unto his yard? You can bet he will get a significant upgrade in boat and probably move out of that shitty house too.

    Everytime one of these fucks does anything (that he’s SUPPOSED to do) are we going to reward that person exponentially? This is what is wrong. Until this ethos of excess is addressed nothing is going to get better.

    in reply to: Boston Marathon Bombing #540040

    bjx
    Participant

    bjx said:
    EDIT: apparently the boat the kid was hiding in was shot up by the police. I have already heard a couple of clever anchorman-ish quips about how much the owner “loved that boat” and his boat being “like his baby”…WTF?

    Twixlen said:
    Those were flashbangs. Not bullets.

    However, reports are also coming in that the Watertown homeowner’s boat, like the suspect, is also in serious condition and may not be seaworthy. Although you can’t tell by the picture (via Googlemaps) the boat was irretrievably damaged during the fracas. Not to mention the sentimental value of the boat has been significantly diminished.

    Thankfully, the internet angels have already come to the rescue and have started a Kickstarter campaign (kickstarter.com/marathonbomberboat) to raise funds to replace the boat and help the homeowner during this difficult time. The damaged boat was a 44 footer appraised at approximately $45,000, but with the campaign already having raised $78,450.88, the Watertown homeowner mentioned he has his eye on getting at least a 60 footer for the upcoming boating season.

    in reply to: Boston Marathon Bombing #540028

    bjx
    Participant

    Wuz hoping that CU might have more relevant and timely news as the news outlets are all over the place. However, if nothing else, let that kid not be killed without explaining his grievances. This needless violence could disappear if the U.S. was more introspective of its foreign policy.

    EDIT: apparently the boat the kid was hiding in was shot up by the police. I have already heard a couple of clever anchorman-ish quips about how much the owner “loved that boat” and his boat being “like his baby”…WTF?

    in reply to: Women's Rights – News & Discussion #486219

    bjx
    Participant

    Well this sure explains all the mid-day MILFs at Whole Foods driving imported SUVs and wearing Lululemons while most “feminists” are wage-slaves…I toldz ya’ so.

    http://lifeinc.today.com/_news/2013/04/12/17707282-best-educated-moms-are-also-more-likely-to-opt-out-research-finds?lite

    Manatee said:After I watch the trailer for Spring Breakers, I want to shut myself away from the world in fear and embarrassment.

    So you based on opinion on a movie based on THE TRAILER for the movie? A fucking trailer? SHAME ON YOU! Don’t you think that minute long trailer is meant to entice and attract young viewers hinting and teasing of sexcapades to come? Korine is under the pressure having to create a plotline, fleshing out characters, being innovative, etc. all within 90 minutes. Don’t you think the trailer will reflect fun prurient interests for box-office draw?

    Spring Breakers references everything from Dog Day Afternoon to French New Wave to YouTube gonzo to Miami Vice. It is a study of film history. It is hardly like a “Girls Gone Wild” video, it is as serious a film as it can be for what it is.

    Moreover, you reference Japanese Film Noir and Kubrick. In Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” they probably used naked women as card tables! And the Japanese are probably THE most sexist nation in the history of the world! Would you have been happier if Spring Breakers was dialogue-heavy with a bunch Ellen Pages sitting around a table bitching about guys?(because they had yet to come to terms with their own sexuality).

    In fact, women are not only the ethical protagonists but the moral center of Spring Breakers. Korine beats you over the head with almost a Kali-esque determinism. One of the main characters is named “Faith” Do you think that was a coincidence? There is a part where a college professor is talking about slavery. Do you think that was coincidence? That she confides in her mother, a Gaia figure. Another coincidence? Racism, bible-belt Christianity, poverty, prejudice, wealth vs. bling, its all in there.

    At least give stuff a chance before you criticize it and throw-in the catch-all “nothing is more important than being a “mom” card.

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