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Retiring in Brunswick County, NC

Posted 01-27-2018 at 05:53 PM by donjulio2018

Is Coastal North Carolina a good choice for those considering retirement near the beach?
What are the pros and cons?
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Smoking Unicorns

Posted 01-27-2018 at 03:03 PM by switchtoecig (Switchblog)

Here's is another gem from the tireless well oiled and even better funded anti-smoking workshop. Actually, when I think more about it, it's not really anti-smoking. That's just smoke and mirrors, forgive the bad pun. It is anti-smokers and that's why it bothers me.

"Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke" is a research paper by Allan Hackshaw, Joan K. Morris et al. published at DMJ.

Here's the thing: whether this is biased...
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Wine of Jesus

Posted 01-27-2018 at 09:57 AM by granpa

Leviticus 17:10
And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eats any manner of blood;
I will even set my face against that soul that eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
I have given to you the soma of wine of the soul [which] is upon the altar-of-atonement of your souls: for the wine of the soul (Holy Spirit) atones.
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood,...
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Theism

Posted 01-27-2018 at 09:54 AM by granpa

A moral person is a person that understands that the universe does not revolve around their ego.
A civilized society is a society whose laws do not revolve around any one person or group of people.
The more a society treats everyone as equals the more civilized it is.

Ancient upper class society was divided into 2 groups.
1) Soldiers (police) whose job it was to enforce the laws of Civility
2) Teachers whose job it was to teach the laws of morality....
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Theia and the flood

Posted 01-27-2018 at 09:53 AM by granpa

Earth originally had four moons.
A greater moon (Theia) and a lesser Moon and two much smaller moons (Ceres and ????).

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.


3 billion years ago Theia's decaying orbit reached the Roche limit and for the next 1 billion years Theia slowly deposited...
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