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  1. 😂 LOL. I used to be a vehement young earther and literal 7-day creationist. I am now an old earth creationist, open to the possibility that God used evolution in His process of creation. It does not diminish my awe of or faith in Him in the slightest; if anything it has increased it! I believe young earth creationism to be damaging to the faith of our children in the long run. I truly do not understand the emphasis that has been misplaced upon it. I think like so many other things it has arisen in part from an "us vs. them" mentality. American Christianity seems to have embraced
    26 points
  2. You are spouting nonsense. Please stop. Bill
    23 points
  3. POPCORN, POPPPCORN, get your POPPCORNNNN here!!! 🍿🍿🍿
    22 points
  4. Just to continue my stirring the pot and old times sake theme. I'm voting for utterly ridiculous hokum. Discuss.
    20 points
  5. But do you put your shopping carts back or leave them in the parking lot?
    19 points
  6. I seriously looked at this and thought - what kind of sh!t are you trying to stir now??
    19 points
  7. Personally, I think if the mask mandates had happened very early on in the pandemic, people would have reacted differently. If the president had gone on TV and social media and emphasized things like social distancing and face covering, I don’t think this would have turned so vicious and political. I truly believe that if he had taken the stance that this virus was serious, but that all Americans needed to work together to fight it, people would have done just that. I think he really dropped the ball on that, and his choice to turn the entire situation into a Republican vs. Democrat battle was
    18 points
  8. I don't read a lot of MSM, but I did watch what happened at the debate when the entire set of guests came in and took off their masks, directly flouting the rules of the debate as well as state guidelines for indoor events. I found that extremely difficult to understand in any non-judgemental way. Also the direct attacks from the president himself on the other candidate's mask wearing. So I guess the question goes both ways.
    18 points
  9. Given that mask wearing is more protective of others than the mask wearer, if someone refuses to wear one I can only assume they don't care about their fellow human beings. Is that the sort of judgementalism to which you are referring? Oh well.
    17 points
  10. I actually think that if this was what had been done, he would have had far higher approval ratings than now. Cuomo's ratings absolutely soared during the pandemic -- he was actually rather unpopular beforehand. Just from a strategic point of view, that would have been the right attitude to get reelected.
    16 points
  11. But at some point, “attacks” feel necessary to try to snap people’s heads around and make them realize that they need to take proper precautions to help prevent or at least slow the progression of Covid. This isn’t about your politics or my politics; it’s about our HEALTH. I don’t want to get Covid from a Democrat and I don’t want to get it from a Republican. I just plain don’t want to get Covid. And I don’t want you to get it, either. So do I place the blame at the very top, where our leader and his own family blatantly and consistently disregard all of the public health recommend
    16 points
  12. Well I too am a nurse and I just spent the weekend looking after Covid patients in an ICU. H1N1 was bad but there was a vaccine available very early on in the season. Based on my experience it sounds as though they are somewhat trying to downplay Covid. Do they work in ICU?
    16 points
  13. I doubt that there are many on here who think that. Possibly none. “Deterrent” is odd word. But I think most people on here understand a great deal about that. A number of us have tried to follow the research on materials, fit, etc. I am a strong proponent of masks. Even so, I do not even agree with you that an N95 respirator properly fitted has a 95% filtration capability for individual virions nor that 95% is necessarily an accurate filtration number for virus at all. I do know that a significant amount of SARS2 virus is usually ridin
    16 points
  14. I feel like this is a distraction from the purpose of the thread. If you’d like to discuss mask science maybe it’s worth creating a spin off. Or you could read through the giant Wuhan thread or any of the other mask threads.
    16 points
  15. I think the board must be different now. Or else, the OP needs to be OUTRAGED about something that happened and then post. These polite posts by the OP are not having the outcomes we used to have. Instead of asking us if it’s ok to abandon a cart, you need to *tell* us that it is never, ever, ever ok to abandon a cart and anyone who does so is going to hell!!! And talk about someone you saw doing this in a store parking lot with lots of plot holes in the telling, and a few fallacies thrown in to keep us on our toes. If you do that, things might get exciting. 🙂
    15 points
  16. Got a letter today, returned, that I mailed over 5 years ago. It looks like it DID go to the Gulf and back!
    15 points
  17. Yeah, I read somewhere that returning the cart to the corral, in the absence of extenuating circumstances, was the mark of a society capable of self government, because it indicated people willing to do minor things for the benefit of the collective, in the absence of any reward for themselves. Which makes me think Aldi's knows that we are probably not capable of self government.
    15 points
  18. I agree completely! I think it was a serious strategic error to decide to lie about the virus and continue to downplay it, even as the situation got worse and worse. Had the president made this into a national effort to battle the virus, I think people would have been united, rather than divided, and I also truly believe that many, many lives would have been spared.
    15 points
  19. I will admit to having done so once, many years ago. A recently potty trained toddler with diarrhea and myself also suddenly feeling rather ill was involved. Am I going to hell?
    14 points
  20. I am a YEC.I didn't read very many other responses. I minored in anthropology and took several evolutionary theory courses, one of them a graduate level course, so I am somewhat more informed than your average Joe. I was not a born again Christian at the time and thought YEC was only for stupid uneducated people and said so publicly more than once. Even after I became a Christian I still cringed inwardly whenever people talked about it. How could they he so backward and uninformed? But the more I read and the more I examined what I'd been taught in my college courses, the more questi
    14 points
  21. You’re joking, right? You might want to google the pee meme that explains how masks work. Or go back and read the hundreds of links people have provided on this board. As for no one in DC being reckless. First, how would you possibly know that no one in all of DC is being reckless? Second, if you’re referring to the prominent people and some of their staff who recently got sick, I guess if your definition of not being reckless is regularly ignoring all public health guidelines on the virus (masking, social distancing, large gatherings), then sure, no one was reckless. As for blame, i
    14 points
  22. This was a very nice family movie for us to watch with DD12. Well-acted, well-written, fun, romantic and clean (just a few "hells" and "bloodys," I believe). Loved the costumes. Bonus points for starring Millie Bobbie Brown (who was also a co-producer), Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham Carter. Recommended!
    13 points
  23. This is not directed at you but at the countless times I've seen people post on FB and other forums that "Even Fauci said not to wear masks." He said that at the beginning of the epidemic, in an effort to prevent hoarding of medical supplies that were needed by medical professionals. He has since repeatedly stated that masks save lives. Once he stated to wear them, he never backtracked. That's how science works. You start with a hypothesis. You test it. Tentative conclusions are made. Those are tested. They are altered. New hypotheses are generated. Science can admit its limit
    13 points
  24. These threads are like your favorite band’s greatest hits album. Fun, but kinda make you feel a little bit old since you were around for all the songs the first time (when you were eating a cupcake, wearing your bikini, and abandoning your shopping cart to get a pic of the kilt-wearing stranger to post on the board ... and, of course, you might also have been considering carpet removal in the TeA room).
    13 points
  25. I understand that a lot of illness and death is inevitable. So when someone dies of natural causes for example, it doesn't piss me off, it makes me sad. When someone dies because someone else refuses to wear a mask (which is really the best advice we have AT THIS MOMENT), that does. See the difference? And I'm sorry if you've been uniformed by Fox News but other diseases continue to be diagnosed and treated. Hence, the continued advice to get a flu shot every year.
    13 points
  26. I think we're all a lot smarter than you seem to think we are. Anyone who's been paying attention knows everything in your post has been talked about, debated, researched and cited here ad nauseam for the past seven months or so. We've all BTDT, got the t shirt and could write a book, thank you very much.
    13 points
  27. Yes! I missed the original shopping cart kerfuffle, I've always wanted to respond to this 🤣 Shopping with a passel of young kids in tow is a particular kind of misery, I grant a special exemption to mothers of small children should they find themselves in a situation where returning the shopping cart is overly stressful or dangerous (escape artist toddlers running wild in parking lots anyone?!) There are usually young, healthy store employees who are entirely capable of snagging a stray cart or two from the parking lot. My favored strategy has always been to park next to a
    12 points
  28. That's interesting, but I wouldn't assume everyone thinks a mandate makes something feel nasty. We've had a mandate since April and I very much approve, and it always does feel like the community pulling together in a nice way, mandate or not.
    12 points
  29. No thanks. I prefer to live. Bill
    12 points
  30. Not to answer for the other poster, but "our side" is really sick of seeing needless illness and death. If that isn't worth a bit of vitriol, I don't know what is.
    12 points
  31. I was completely indoctrinated in YEC growing up. I remember, even as a child, wondering where dinosaurs fit into this story and thinking it puzzling that National Geographic always explained everything from an evolutionary framework. (And it typically seemed more logical to me, for ex., that a cave-dwelling salamander with sightless eyes evolved that way because sight was unnecessary vs. God created a blind animal and then...what? Transported them to the dark caves where they live?) In my early hs years, I still believed in YEC, but I felt ill-equipped to teach my kids about numerous thi
    12 points
  32. Ok, well it looks like I will not be going in to the office tomorrow. I laid it all out in text to the shop manager and the owner....The shop manager immediately said stay home, get tested, continue to monitor. ( since we know the rapid test have a high false negative.) Thanks everyone.
    12 points
  33. This conversation is reminding me of why I cried when I found out curbside had existed for 9 months before I knew about it and all of those unneeded grocery trips with littles during that time. 😢 I haven't set foot in a grocery store in I don't know how long.
    10 points
  34. Oy. I have to say, I don't know that I trust that kid. I'm sorry for her, but she seems to be dramatizing herself.
    10 points
  35. Sad that health professionals aren't required to keep up on the latest research.
    10 points
  36. Agreed, especially what is coming from the administration and affects the decision making of the people of this country.
    10 points
  37. Have you not seen the video of the Rose Garden, where they are all hugging and talking to each other (eg KellyAnne who is now confirmed positive, and Bill Barr) with their mouths inches away from each other? Followed by the indoor reception? And of course, none of these people wearing masks. Seems extremely reckless to me. The SCIENCE of masks shows they greatly reduce transmission. They are not 100% effective, but they do help. And I agree with many others here, I generally like Chris Christie despite differing politics. But if he has asthma, he should have been MORE careful to wea
    10 points
  38. I'm nostalgic, and also I honestly don't remember how we would get from stuff like this to cupcakes and kilts.
    10 points
  39. Fifiruth, you have always been kind to me so I want to show you the same respect. I disagree with pretty much everything you said in the posts I quoted, and I’m hoping you can provide some citations for the claims you are making about masks and science. Also, if you don’t consider the behavior we saw at events like the SCOTUS event that is now being widely referred to as a super-spreader situation, what would you consider to be reckless behavior? Do you simply believe that masks or social distancing are not helpful at all? I’m trying to understand your point of view on this. How do y
    10 points
  40. I don't think anyone here thinks that. For my family, we look to do three things -- masks for short indoor interactions (grocery store, target, etc). If we are outside then six feet distance from everyone. And if we can't maintain six feet distance outside, then back to the mask and keep the amount of time time less than six feet brief. And we don't spend a long time indoors. Masks that are at least made of multiple layers of cotton will slow the amount of virus particles going into the air. Not perfect, but that's why the second part is important -- keeping contact brief. The adm
    10 points
  41. I don’t think anyone thinks that way on here; most are very well informed about the virus. I think people are just commenting that it’s not surprising that people not taking (or very rarely) any of the recommended precautions (masking, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings) are getting sick. And of course people who are very careful and follow all of the recommendations still sometime get sick. That goes without saying I would think.
    10 points
  42. This whole thread has not given one good reason to not put the cart away. No excuses. I'm so disappointed by the uncaring and selfish attitude you guys have. Tired after a long day? We all are, you'll survive. Put away the cart. Not feeling well? I'm sorry to hear that. Thankfully you only have to put the cart in the corral, not walk it across Texas. Put away the cart. If you are late for an event, maybe you shouldn't have spent an extra 3 minutes deciding what type of bread. Put away the cart. Sextuplets? You probably even used more than 1 cart, so you definitely don't get
    9 points
  43. That daughter though... I don't know the dd and don't follow SM or her Tweets, but she is certainly very destructive to her parents, regardless of what sort of asshats they may be. As a mom who is married to someone across the political aisle from me, much like Kellyanne and George, I can't imagine how much pain it would add if my teenager was also constantly spouting such hatred and divisiveness.
    9 points
  44. In addition to toddlers, it's also okay if it's dark and/or it's a super-sketch parking lot and the corral is far away. Aldi can keep the quarter- penance, no guilt.
    9 points
  45. Put them back!!! What sort of baboon doesn’t do this?! Lol
    9 points
  46. I am a young earth creationist. To me, it’s just taking every piece and part of the Bible at face value. If I start picking apart one section, what would stop me from picking apart other sections? It’s totally a faith thing for me. I know that’s not the popular belief, but I’ve never cared about being popular anyway. 😀
    9 points
  47. The only young earth Christians I know are very tolerant of me.
    9 points
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