Ritual animal slaughter law leaves Belgium's Muslims and Jews facing shortages, price hikes
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 58 comments • 5 days ago
By Rachel Elbaum
BRUSSELS — Workers put the finishing touches on a wall of newly installed shelves at a small grocery store. Three months ago, the same wall was lined with a row of refrigerators filled with halal meat.
But a new law in the Flanders region of Belgium bans the practices required for both halal and kosher meat. That has meant such products have become harder to find and...
Mar 13 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Buzz: To reduce tension they now do group therapy on poultry.
Its known as KY Freud Chicken.
Mar 13 6:email@example.comCorrect.
Mar 13 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Buzz: I am all in.
Mar 11 5:44pm@6Dear Friend Bob Nelson: At least in the matter of Kashrut, the emphasis isn't on what concerns G-d.
It is on how we live our lives in relationship to other life forms, and the effect that has on...
Mar 11 10:email@example.comDear Friend Zuksam: I called a friend in the local Muslim community who supervises Halal.
He confirms to me that with Halal, as with Kashrut those trained and supervised in how to ritually...
Mar 11 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Buzz: Probably making other laws preventing both traditions from practicing our own.
Nothing new here.
One way to address this is to make a law that any "animal rights activist" who...
Mar 11 9:email@example.comDear Friend Dismayed Patriot: Well written and presented.
For those who have an ideological problem with Kosher or Halal, don't eat it.
They get to decide for themselves, not for anyone else....
Mar 11 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Perrie: For all the reasons supplied by our good friend Dismayed Patriot below and more, let each practice their heritage as the Spirit moves them. Free of governmental interference....
Eagle helps golfer get a hole in one
Via: Kavika • 37 comments • 4 days ago
Every golfer in the world now wants an eagle to join their foursome.
I wonder what the offical ruling on this hole in one will be.
Mar 13 6:email@example.comHeadline - Breaking News: Eagle gives PGA the bird!
Tiger Woods lays an egg.
Native American tribe donates $184,000 to cover funeral costs for Alabama tornado victims
Via: Kavika • 22 comments • one week ago
A Native American tribe in Alabama is donating $184,000 as part of an effort to cover the funeral costs for the 23 people who died this week in an outbreak of tornadoes.
“The Tribe is making a $184,000 donation to the East Alabama Medical Center Foundation to assist in the burial of the victims from last Sunday’s devastating tornado in Lee County, AL," Stephanie A. Bryan, Tribal Chair and...
Mar 11 5:47pm@6Dear Brother Kavika: What a great and grand action taken for the benefit of others in need.
With sincere selfless acts of charity, humanity wins.
Getting an "Ought" from an "Is.
By: Enoch • 57 comments • 4 days ago
A traditional philosophical problem is can we get an "ought" from an "is". What, if any relationship exists between statements of value and observed data?
By using a sports metaphor to illustrate the point this article presents the view that a normative (ethical value - ought) can and must be derived from descriptive (verifiable - is).
Let's posit that two baseball teams are in a game....
Mar 10 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Nowhere Man: Its a risk I am very prepared to take.
I am very proud of all, yourself included who came in to put together our views in an atmosphere of fellowship, and seeking of the...
Mar 08 6:email@example.comDear Friend It is ME: Good Call.
Mar 08 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Is It Me: Quotation from Ernest Rutherford is a chin scratcher.
Thanks for sharing it.
As a society we need more thinking and less drinking to reduce the stinking.
Mar 07 5:email@example.comDear Friend Nerm_L: Wow!
Mar 07 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother CB: No law, no order.
Mar 07 1:email@example.comDear Friend Nerm_L: Astutely observed and expertly stated.
The problem is the chicken and egg predecesor successor of essence vs. existence.
That is the fence separating those who think essence...
Mar 07 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend TiG: The vale of the moral model creating exercise is that we try to create a paradigm which will give us an account that can handle what we already know to be true.
If that happens...
Mar 07 1:email@example.comDear Friend TR: Great and important point.
Mar 07 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Transyferous Rex: At any length a classic.
Love Monty Python.
Most of it stands up today.
Thanks for sharing.
Mar 07 1:email@example.comDear Friend Nerm_L: Thanks for the heads up about Sophie's World by Justein Gardner. Your recommendation draws a lot of water with me.
The self is connected to the Noumena by freedom of choice....
Mar 07 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend SpikeGary: GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike).
Current Venezuela policy under Maduro came to my mind when reading CB's incisive post here.
Sad indeed that a single person who is in over...
Mar 07 8:email@example.comDear Brother Nowhere Man: You have graced us with your humanity, high standards and presence.
We are indeed grateful.
In the All-Star Game, and world series, as well as spring training games...
Mar 07 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Dave: There are such things as universals.
They are hens teeth.
Philosophers spend their entire lives in search of them.
In the words of Chester A. Riley, in the TV sitcom of the...
Mar 07 8:email@example.comDear Friend Krishna: Not in my zip code, according to our Town Supervisor, and Chief of Police.
Mar 07 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Nerm_L: Fascinating perspective.
Thanks for sharing.
Makes us reflect a moment on it.
Always a good sign.
For Kant, the value of an ethical act is that it is self-fulfilling.
Mar 07 8:email@example.comDear Friend Vic Eldred: Welcome.
Many thanks for your visit.
You grace us with your presence and thoughtful wisdom.
Kant's Categorical Imperative is deductively based.
He was what they called...
Mar 07 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother CB: Well said.
I too am saddened and sickened by what is and isn't being done to and for these innocent suffering children.
To fail to plan for the children is to plan to to fail in...
Mar 06 10:email@example.comDear Brother Kavika: Or put on an umpire's uniform and say, "Yer Out"!
Mar 06 10:13pm@1Do you think a value can arise from inter-subjectively verifiable data?
Can we get an "ought" from an "is"?
Can society exist without this happening?
Please share your views.
Kindly follow the...
Goodyear unveils flying car tire concept that works on the ground and in the air
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 13 comments • one week ago
By David Freeman
Sensing a possible shift from conventional automobiles to flying cars, one tiremaker has come up with a tire that doubles as a propeller. Goodyear's Aero tire is designed to support the weight of a vehicle while driving and then tilt horizontally so its spinning bladed spokes can function as a tiltrotor to provide lift and forward propulsion for flying....
Mar 10 9:58am@4I never tire of getting re-tired.
Enoch, Spinning and Rotating My Wheels.
Man Told He Was Dying By A Doctor Appearing Inside A Robot
Via: JohnRussell • 26 comments • one week ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ernest Quintana’s family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe.
But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient by video call he would likely die within days.
“If you’re coming to tell us normal...
Mar 09 7:02pm@7I wonder if I will be replaced as a Chaplain by a robot?
Enoch, Sipping some 10W40 at Starbucks.
Ex- New York Mayor Bloomberg Not Running For Presidency
Via: JohnRussell • 14 comments • one week ago
Michael Bloomberg will not run for president in 2020, the former New York City mayor announced in a column on his namesake website.
Details: Bloomberg acknowledged "the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field," and said that the best way for him to help the country would be to double down on his efforts to combat climate change and gun violence....
Mar 09 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Kathleen: Smiles and warm cyber hugs.
Mar 09 6:email@example.comDear Brother JohnRussell: There you go!
Always look on the positive side.
Mar 05 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother JohnRussell: "He would get lost in the shuffle of a 14 or 15 person field".
Precisely one of the four reasons I didn't run.
Others are these.
No one asked me.
No one would vote for...
Daylight saving time 2019 starts on Sunday. Here's how to prepare so you're not tired on Monday.
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 39 comments • one week ago
* To reduce the effects of DST, try to reset your clock by going to bed and waking up 15-20 minutes earlier starting a few days before the time change.
By Nicole Spector
This Sunday, we’ll turn our clocks ahead one hour (our smartphones and other Wi-Fi-connected devices should do it automatically at 2 a.m). This transition to daylight saving time (DST) may seem trivial, but...
Mar 08 10:email@example.comDear Friend Perrie: Try a different organ please.
My bladder is spoken for.
Took a part time job in a urology office as a floater.
Mar 08 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Freefaller: Seems I am not the only one who is P.O.'ed by DST.
Mar 08 10:email@example.comDear Sister Raven Wing: To take the din out of DST, add a silent "e" and dine.
Enoch, Expressing Something Huge by Dropping the Silent "e" and Giving You a Warm Cyber Hug.
Mar 08 6:27pm@8None of this solves a source of confusion for me.
I thought EST referred to Enoch's Standard Time.
Should I re-set my pancreas?
Caption This 2
Via: Krishna • 14 comments • 2 weeks ago
Mar 07 1:51pm@13Tag, your "it".
Inside ‘the most dangerous place in the world for children’
By Meghan Bartels, Space.com
If humanity ever truly felt our existence threatened by an asteroid , one potential recourse would be to smash the looming space rock into pieces — but new research suggests that that approach may be less likely to succeed than people hope.
The research suggests that an asteroid wouldn't break apart as drastically as previous models suggested, and...
Mar 06 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgLOL.
(And a good point).
Mar 06 3:58pm@6Using tools to alter the orbit of space rocks (asteroids) so they don't collide with us seems the best among known alternatives, if it works.
Perhaps experiments with asteroids not on the way to...
Hi, I'm Reba - You need to hear my story. UPDATE, MONDAY MARCH 18TH
By: Kavika • 120 comments • 37 minutes ago
My wife and I have been volunteering at VOCAL, (Voices of Change Animal League) in Ocala Florida.
I've been a dog lover and owner most of my adult life. Wiki is our mini Doxie and is 11 years old and still thinks she is a puppy. Our sweet girl, Annie, a rescue we found abandoned on the mountain in SW Missouri when she was 8 years old. We had her for 6 years until she was diagnosed with...
Mar 06 10:24pm@2Dear Brother Kavika: Sorry for this loss to your family.
You and yours, as VOCAL are doing great work.
Being there for those who most need it is a lofty vocation.
Using the index or cloud, under...
Monsters, Myths and Legends
By: Veronica • 85 comments • one week ago
Just a little fun thing. Tell us what your favorite monster, myth or legend is. Explain how it came to be your favorite, if it frightened you as a child, where you first heard of it - any kind of backstory.
It's all in fun so please do not disparage someone else monster, myth or legend.
I will go first:
Sasquatch - The first time I heard of him was when the Legend of Boggy Creek...
Mar 06 4:email@example.comDear Friend Trout Giggles: Charge it rent.
Mar 06 4:22pm@1Dear Friend Veronica: The legend of Der Dybbuk has held my attention since childhood.
A Dybbuk is a malicious possessing spirit of the dislocated soul of a deceased person ripped from this life...
The Book of Leviticus
Via: CB "The Member Formerly Known as Calbab." • 6 comments • 2 weeks ago
In order to heal the damage from Israel's rebellion against His instructions, God established a way for people's sins to be covered through a system of sacrifices in the laws of the covenant. These laws described in the Book of Leviticus serve a three-fold purpose: forgive acts of sin and spare people's lives, show the world that Israel was God's holy ambassador to the earth, and...
Mar 05 10:10pm@5Dear Brother CB: Great question.
Let each, according to what so moves them find within themselves those qualities which when harnessed bring us together when we can to work for a better future by...
Mar 05 9:49pm@3Dear Brother CB: "There is something better than modernity, which is eternity". (Solomon Schechter).
House Dems plan to introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitic comments amid Omar controversy
House Democrats are drafting a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and plan to introduce it on the floor later this week in the wake of controversial comments made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
While it is not clear whether the resolution will specifically condemn Omar’s remarks , a senior House Democratic aide told Fox News that a draft of the resolution was worked on over the...
Mar 05 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Badfish: "Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears". (Arthur Koestler)
As the Legislative branch condemns anti-religious bigotry, it shows courage.
The 50th Anniversary of the First Novel by a Native American to Win the Pulitzer Prize
Via: 1stwarrior • 25 comments • 2 weeks ago
We should all be talking about N. Scott Momaday right now.
Why right now, you ask? Well, for one thing, the pioneering Kiowa writer just turned eighty-five years old. For another, Words Fr o m a Bear —a documentary examining his life, writings, and enigmatic mind—just premiered at Sundance. Perhaps most importantly though, 2019 marks fifty years since House Made of Dawn , Momaday’s...
Mar 05 9:email@example.comDear Friend 1st Warrior: Thanks so much for sharing this.
As it it written in the Talmud, "Who is the wise person? One who learns from all people".
You, and through you Mr. Momday give us an...
Mar 05 9:46pm@9Dear Brother Kavika: We are indebted to N. Scott Momaday for his literary contributions.
His writings bring to us the sagacity and perspective of those who lived and built in this land for many...
ISRAELI COMPANY CREATING WATER FROM PLAIN AIR EYES GLOBAL EXPANSION
Via: Buzz of the Orient • 29 comments • 2 weeks ago
ISRAELI COMPANY CREATING WATER FROM PLAIN AIR EYES GLOBAL EXPANSION
The company’s large-scale generator can produce up to 5,000 liters of clean water every day, requiring no infrastructure other than a standard electricity supply.
BY EYTAN HALON, jerusalem post, MARCH 3, 2019
A Watergen machine produces clean drinking-quality water from the air . (photo...
Mar 05 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Buzz: This is a good illustration of a quotation by the late Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion.
"In Israel, in order to be a realist, one must believe in miracles".
Steven Spielberg's spat with Netflix taps into larger fight over the future of movies
By Daniel Arkin
Almost exactly a year ago, Steven Spielberg made it clear how he felt about Netflix muscling its way into Hollywood's most illustrious event, the Academy Awards.
The streaming giant's films are essentially TV movies, he said during a promotional tour for "Ready Player One," and the best of them "deserve an Emmy, not an Oscar."
Netflix, evidently, did not get...
Mar 05 9:email@example.comDear Friend Veronica: Also one on 104 west, going towards Niagara Falls.
Thanks for the two you suggested.
After the upstate defrosts, have to give them a try.
Mar 05 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgIts getting harder and harder where I live to even find a drive in theater.
Most of the land has been re-purposed for more profitable use.
I am glad you had some options at your last viewing.
Mar 05 1:email@example.comDear Friend Veronica: Sounds great!
Mar 05 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Veronica: On non-holiday Saturday nights when we are not going out, and we are not entertaining Mrs. E. and I fire up our screen and watch a Netflix movie of choice.
We pause mid way....
Mar 05 1:email@example.comDear Friend Zuksam: In my youth, as a family we went to watch Cecile B. De Mille's, The Ten Commandments at a Drive In Movie.
I found it interesting that teens and twenty somethings in cars on...
It's the Apocalypse - Do You Die or Live?
By: Trout Giggles • 101 comments • one week ago
I've often thought about this and Perrie's seed about India and Pakistan has got me thinking again. Yes, I know, that can be dangerous but just read.
My family calls me a defeatist and other sorts of names because if there's a global apocalypse I don't want to hang around. I want to be one of the first ones to go. I see no point in holding off the inevitable fight with my neighbor over...
Mar 05 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Kavika: Those who live most in harmony with, and closest to nature have the least to fear by the unraveling of civilization.
Enoch, Foraging in the Urban Jungle.
Mar 05 4:email@example.comDear Friend Trout Giggles: Its your life to live.
Your choice on whether to extend or terminate it under any circumstances.
That will and should always be respected.
One factor people who chose...
Mar 05 1:52pm@9Dear Friend Trout Giggles: I would remain.
If things go well or poorly, it is my choice to accept my lot of being there for others who want and need what I can provide in pastoral services.
Via: Krishna • 34 comments • 2 weeks ago
What caption would you use for this?
Mar 04 6:15pm@13I couldn't not buy this four off the floor!