"Hairspray, the cheapest bottle you can buy, (try dollar store) gets out INK STAINS. Spray and blot...spray and blot...don't smoke while you are working on this, ha ha.
Takes a while, but it works. Found that out when i was young, starving,…"
"Hydrogen peroxide is also MOST EXCELLENT for your teeth. YOu gargle it. It relieves toothaches almost immediately, if not keep repeating the gargle every hour or so...
ALSO IS GREAT FOR SORE THROATS. Kills off germs making your throat sore, soothes…"
"This or that the devil was trying to steal your soul through your sneeze, so you needed protection.
That's why I don't like "bless you." It serves no purpose. People say it's "polite" to say it when someone…"
"I didn't write history. I just relay it. Whatever the Constitution says doesn't really matter. It's the true implementation that tells us that the states were dominant over the fed, even for decades after we adopted the Constitution."
"Well, prior to the Civil War, the US Constitution didn't actually apply to the states except where it expressly stated that it applied. It is the 14th amendment's "due process" clause that requires states to uphold rights granted…"
"I'm sure Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family would love for him never to have been an activist, but he felt the need to challenge the status quo, and look how much we've gained from it. Imagine how much we would be suffering if he had…"
""Or ultimately, is human welfare the goal of our quest for knowledge? "
I think you've got it right there. Without our "quest for knowledge" we would still be in the dark ages executing people who insisted the earth…"
""To take away a man’s faith, his hopes and dreams, no matter how sad we think them is very wrong."
Why would you look at it that way instead of as giving that man more stable hopes and dreams? Atheism isn't the antithesis of…"
"Activism isn't about the individuals we help today so much as about who we save from the plight altogether in the future.
If we don't end the delusions now then countless additional people in the future will fall prey to them."
"Or you could believe in the beauty of nature and real things within the Universe...? I'm sorry that he's an unhappy atheist, but maybe he could work on finding joy in his life rather than manufacturing it through myth and happy, shiny…"
Oil is also a useful solvent for certain sticky substances - especially the goo from flypaper. It doesn't work on anything, but it can be handy. Unfortunately, it tends to leave an oil stain, so then you need something to get that…"
"If I understand correctly it is a private prison and inmates have to volunteer to go there. If it is, in fact, a religious organization then they can even hire employees of a certain belief. It's exact nature could be up to debate, however,…"
"You know, I understand what you're saying and have heard that line of reasoning before, but I just don't believe that influences on our biology and psychology are that definite, nor do they allow for only one possible outcome. We…"
no worries! yeah, it was fun though. hopefully some others will read it and become more informed. the crazy thing about all that stuff is it's nothing radical. it's what scholars have known for decades and decades. the first mention of a Q-like source for the solution to the synoptic problem was in like 1801 or something. the first time it was really laid out was in 1832 i think. after that the pieces fell into place pretty rapidly as compared with the previous 1500 years of biblical scholarship.
i'm glad you enjoyed reading it. :)