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  1. Life imitates art! Society controlled by social media. The Orville. Season 1, Episode 7:  Majority Rule An undercover team led by Grayson lands on Sargas 4, an Earth-like planet with a culture similar to that of 21st-century human civilization, to locate two missing anthropologists. There, LaMarr is arrested after a video of him dancing with a beloved statue receives more than a million "down" votes, and must convince the public to pardon him or be subjected to "treatment" for his actions. Alara and Claire locate one of the missing, but find him in an irreversible lobotomized state. With LaMarr facing a final vote to determine his guilt, Mercer brings one of the planet's inhabitants, Lysella, aboard the Orville after she witnesses Alara's true appearance, and she explains about the "Master Feed", which Isaac is able to hack and upload doctored images of John, narrowly swinging the vote in his favor by generating sympathy for John, such as uploading images of John as a fat child or videos of him as a soldier reuniting with his dog. Now free, John and the others return to the ship and depart. The next day, Lysella decides against taking part in a public vote, contemplating the advice the Orville crew gave her about the difference between opinion and knowledge.
  2. Same story from CBS. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sunspot-solar-observatory-closed-new-mexico-ongoing-security-concern/ And CNN http://Mysterious 'security issue' forces a solar observatory to be evacuated https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/15/us/national-solar-observatory-closed-evacuated-trnd/index.html CNN) - The sudden closure of the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico has everyone talking -- everyone but authorities. The facility focuses on solar research, and its telescope is one of the best ground-based solar observatories in the world. But on September 6, the observatory was evacuated because of a "security issue," and it remains closed and under FBI investigation.
  3. Shawnster

    Category 4 Hurricane Florence Heading for the US

    Fortunately it dissipated as much as it could before reaching land. Category 1. It could have been a whole lot worse. I would not evacuate for a category 1 storm. Of course, 2 days ago it was cat 4 and I would have bugged out.
  4. Yep. I also don't see any requirement that it must be 100% red without a single tuft of any other color
  5. Ok, found some convoluted reasoning https://www.gotquestions.org/red-heifer.html What is the significance of a red heifer in the Bible? Question: "What is the significance of a red heifer in the Bible? Is a red heifer a sign of the end times?" Answer: According to the Bible, the red heifer—a reddish-brown cow, probably no more than two years old which had never had a yoke on it—was to be sacrificed as part of the purification rites of the Mosaic Law. The slaughtering of a red heifer was a ceremonial ritual in the Old Testament sacrificial system, as described in Numbers 19:1-10. The purpose of the red heifer sacrifice was to provide for the water of cleansing (Numbers 19:9), another term for purification from sin. After the red heifer was sacrificed, her blood was sprinkled at the door of the tabernacle. The imagery of the blood of the heifer without blemish being sacrificed and its blood cleansing from sin is a foreshadowing of the blood of Christ shed on the cross for believers’ sin. He was “without blemish” just as the red heifer was to be. As the heifer was sacrificed “outside the camp” (Numbers 19:3), in the same way Jesus was crucified outside of Jerusalem: “And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood” (Hebrews 13:11-12). The Bible does teach that one day there will be again be a temple of God in Jerusalem (Ezekiel chapters 41-45). Jesus prophesied that the antichrist would desecrate the temple (Matthew 24:15), and for that to occur, there obviously would have to be a temple in Jerusalem once again. Many anticipate the birth of a red heifer because in order for a new temple to function according to the Old Testament law, a red heifer would have to be sacrificed for the water of cleansing used in the temple. So, when a red heifer is born (which is quite unusual) it might be a sign that the temple will soon be rebuilt.What is the significance of a red heifer in the Bible? red heifer Question: "What is the significance of a red heifer in the Bible? Is a red heifer a sign of the end times?" Answer: According to the Bible, the red heifer—a reddish-brown cow, probably no more than two years old which had never had a yoke on it—was to be sacrificed as part of the purification rites of the Mosaic Law. The slaughtering of a red heifer was a ceremonial ritual in the Old Testament sacrificial system, as described in Numbers 19:1-10. The purpose of the red heifer sacrifice was to provide for the water of cleansing (Numbers 19:9), another term for purification from sin. After the red heifer was sacrificed, her blood was sprinkled at the door of the tabernacle. The imagery of the blood of the heifer without blemish being sacrificed and its blood cleansing from sin is a foreshadowing of the blood of Christ shed on the cross for believers’ sin. He was “without blemish” just as the red heifer was to be. As the heifer was sacrificed “outside the camp” (Numbers 19:3), in the same way Jesus was crucified outside of Jerusalem: “And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood” (Hebrews 13:11-12). The Bible does teach that one day there will be again be a temple of God in Jerusalem (Ezekiel chapters 41-45). Jesus prophesied that the antichrist would desecrate the temple (Matthew 24:15), and for that to occur, there obviously would have to be a temple in Jerusalem once again. Many anticipate the birth of a red heifer because in order for a new temple to function according to the Old Testament law, a red heifer would have to be sacrificed for the water of cleansing used in the temple. So, when a red heifer is born (which is quite unusual) it might be a sign that the temple will soon be rebuilt.
  6. To my knowledge only Jehovah's Witnesses believe Adam was created in 4026 BCE. You'll find wide disparity in the "research" from the secular and BtG sources.
  7. There are commercial book binding companies that will do this for you. You provide the 2 books and they will bind them for you. I don't know what is available in your country. Maybe someone else will know if anything is available online. That's going to be a very thick book.
  8. Not the government's place to hold media accountable. That's actually the opposite of free speech. It's not the government's place to set standards like that. If there is ever a litmus test media outlets must pass, then that is the first link toward government ran propaganda posing as media. It's the job of the consumer, the reader, the public to hold media accountable.
  9. Her dad isn't the best of examples, either. Notice the embroidery on his shirt. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/methode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2F47974b0c-575c-11e7-869c-518339a19c7c.jpg?crop=1361%2C765%2C121%2C42&resize=685
  10. There are always alternatives. https://ethics.journalism.wisc.edu/resources/holding-media-accountable/ HOLDING MEDIA ACCOUNTABLE ShareFacebookTwitterGoogle+ ACCOUNTABILITY AND COMPLAINTS Upset about a news organization or report? Where should you turn? A good place to start is to read this section. It contains links to press and broadcast councils, ombudsmen and other media entities where you can register a complaint or express concerns. https://accountablejournalism.org/resources https://www.spj.org/ethics-papers-accountability.asp
  11. Yes, it was at least you and Tom. Which is ironic since Tom started the topic correctly.
  12. No matter how secure a pro JW board is, apostates will get in. That is no reason to avoid reddit (or anything like that) entirely. Reddit has tons and tons of forums and discussion boards that are safe for Witnesses. This is an example of poor journalism and the reporter should be called out for it. Even if it includes writing his editor. Reddit, nor any Internet discussion board, is not a reliable source for information. Period. I don't care what you are talking about. A reporter using an unverified social media website for information is not doing his job correctly. This is the same as listening to and repeating gossip. Serena. Serena Williams is the tennis player with the baby. Selena was the Tejano musician associated with the Truth who was murdered by a deranged fan in 1995
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