Re: The History and Meaning of "Palestine" and "Palestinians"Nov 1st, 2014
No, I don't think I'll bother. Anyone whose reality is governed by a uniquely twisted understanding of texts written between two and five millennia ago isn't someone I'm going to accept information from, and anyone you agree with is likely to be just as wrong as you are.
Too bad the banking solution comes 10 verses from the same book. I doubt by comments are going to bring down it down when it has survived for 100's of years
The blanket condemnation might include belief in gravity so try not to run over the event horizon. Making money and banking a public service is easier to do than bringing people back from the grave. We can easily do one but refuse to do it. There is no better proof that relief of the hazards of being poor is not even on the list of things that need fixing, the quality of life for the rich would not change as they cannot spend all they take in.
If I spent the same time with a similar book of a similar size I should be as familiar with the contents after a similar amount of time. If it is shorter then theology is not my 'strongest' subject. Mechanical design is also something that is something that I can visual in the same animation form once there is a starting point and a finish point. Presently that would be altering flax handling equipment into something that could handle hemp stalks bundled for transport by rail. That would mean clearing land that fits the guidelines for the strict guidelines (like elk strength fencing) and if you have to do that why not really landscape it to take full advantage of the location. That could mean south sloping land could be used but north sloping land lost production to a level that it should be avoided in that there is a lot of south sloping land to utilize. None of that has anything to do with reading and having an opinion of the bible. If it stops you from being able to visualize anything else I can write about then that is your loss not mine. If my opinion includes designs for thing like perpetual motion wheels or front-wheel drive choppers then I am still better of by being able to describe various designs with the pros and cons that some one line that is based on 'avoid because He believes in God' gets the attention.
Without it being a brag as I spent several years flipping through the pages looking for answers I can honestly say it is a lot more fun to be playing with answers instead. It was never a conversion mission so it could never be failed as each discussion usually led to something new.
Change the subject and who is in the discussion there are still new things coming as answers to a variety of 'questions'. For hemp production it might be automatic stooking at cutting time or rake 2x and then stook once the leaves are on the ground stopping weeds from starting. For the local area that gets clear-cut it could be an attractive ground cover to stop erosion untill the spruce crow taller than they are. Religion beliefs means limited open doors (thread) here.
The homesteaders will have to survive with the haywire fixes. If I can power the homestead by spinning up a wheel weighing a few tons with a cable I can pull with my truck when leaving (little faster than norm) What farmer would want to put the solar yard light in all the fence posts rather than the 1,00W yard light that covers 1,00sq ft at best. Homestead inventions should be front line items rather than what cab be salvaged at the local dump.
That might be the next industry in North America, luckily we buried a lot of stuff in the last few 100 years, time to go treasure hunting with something resembling eco-dredging. 22nd century machine going over material sorted and buried in the 1800's. Yukon gold would get the gold and the mercury and the arsenic and all the other 'goodies' left behind. Benign soil and all products sold to the business community. Old city dumps would be the areas that cities would mine.
Not that this place rates high on the discussion trail but even the few Jews I've chatted with will admit that if you are going to read an English Bible the one to read is the 1611KJV. Was it worth the 20 page discussion, sure. The bad part is I know that defining the 'land of the enemy' is the one point their argument comes up short. No need to exploit it, they already know it is short of being perfectly understood.
Chats would also have covered weather patterns of the ice ages. lol, as you can see I'm about as dangerous as 'we' come, if there was more than one, there isn't. For the record, I hope there is an ending coming shortly for a bankers plan for the area. I also know a repeat of Iran from 1953-1979 isn't going to work, shoveling in $1T for useful community projects will work though. Not one Govt has ever been overthrown by the people because they were 'too nice'.