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Twinky last won the day on January 6

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  1. Twinky

    After midnight

    You said that, Stayed Too Long; I didn't. It's quite possible to discuss "big tech and media" without it becoming political. In the same vein, you could also discuss whether stores have the right to deny entry to those who won't wear masks. Or won't wear clothes. Or are smoking. Discussion doesn't have to be "political." Maybe you mean "partisan" - which implies a bias in favor of a set of "political" tenets - probably black and white with no in-between mode or gray area. Why don't YOU start a new thread, if you want to discuss big tech and media?
  2. Twinky

    After midnight

    Start a thread on it and let's see where it goes. There are issues that need to be considered. Not that any of us here have any ability to do anything about it.
  3. Twinky

    After midnight

    That's quite a good article, T-Bone. And UK coverage of Trump has been - as fair as it could be, given there isn't a lot of good to report on - a lot comes via US channels like CNN but both BBC and ITV (Independent TV) have lots of reporters based in the US. We also have hate-speech laws and some of the horridly inflammatory language that I've heard on US clips is shocking. Would be a punishable offence in the UK. And before anyone jumps up and down - of course we have "free speech." But polite free speech - which means we can't go around inciting riots, or denigrating people fr
  4. Not to mention that the writers of the church epistles referred to themselves only by their Christian names. They don't bother with titles at all, and they don't have - whatever it's called - the descriptor of who their father is. James ben Joseph, for example. Or Saul/Paul ben ...?who? And we only know Timothy's mother's name, which wouldn't have been used unless he were illegitimate, probably.
  5. It always amazed me in TWI that the once-leader (before my time) liked to be referred as "Doctor." Since when was that a Christian name? Perhaps he changed his name by deed poll, or however it's done in the US? When LCM took over, I recall him talking to my in-rez corps and telling us we could call him Craig (as opposed to Rev Martindale, I think). I just looked at my church notice sheet. This coming Sunday, our speaker is Bishop Ruth. Everyone calls the Bishops, Deans, Deacons, and other leaders by their Christian names. The title "bishop" would identify her for the cong
  6. Well, I did write something about cult leadership, but pressed the wrong key by mistake and ended up losing the post. I'll write it again later.
  7. Huh, in 10 mins. Who're you expecting, Raf? Whatcha wanna talk about?
  8. Twinky


    Call 'em what you like. They aren't listening.
  9. Thanks, Chockfull. Our service is available online (live or catch-up) and we have people joining from various places in Europe on an irregular basis, likewise once or twice someone from America. I'd guess that these foreign participants are friends of people in the church, or have attended in person in the past. We're not the sort of church that'd naturally have a big non-local draw. In fact, being deeply embedded in, and serving, our communities, is what we're all about. Church | Holy Trinity Combe Down | Bath (htcd.church) Services available Live Stream or on YouTube (Catch
  10. Mind you, escaping doesn't mean he has to take the family. So why? Add credibility (in his own assessment) to himself as a leader and family man when he was overseas? Delay his wife finding out about the affair with the church secretary? (I don't know the timeline here) Because he'd been told not to by whoever was leading the mission? Or even, Dotsie wouldn't let him go alone because she thought he'd be trying it on with every woman he saw? And getting himself in biiiig trouble? But why the kids as well? Too unruly to be left with other family in Ohi
  11. Memories good, bad or indifferent... I was just thinking a few days ago, as I prepared to visit a friend (in my "bubble") for our very quiet NY Eve celebration (a meal, a bottle of good wine, and a glass of port) than we once used to have to go to a massive Event in the auditorium. Way Prods would put on a show (sometimes quite good) and there'd be few comedy bits. And then it'd all cool down and there'd be prayers to bring in the new year. Do they still do that, I wonder? Can they even fill the front row in the auditorium nowadays? Or do they all "social distance" and sit 6 or 16 r
  12. Twinky

    After midnight

    These are some of the sources that I also use to check weird reports. I've seen people post on FB shouting about the latest news on, I dunno, the shortage of widgets, and it's easy to check on some of these fact check sites that the widget factory on the dark side of the moon has indeed cut production, but that's because the widget factory on the lighter side of the moon has doubled its production, and in total widget production is which now well in excess of previous combined production levels and there is a small surplus. So, there was a grain of truth in the original story - but it w
  13. Twinky

    After midnight

    Good post, T-Bone. It's wise to consider a variety of different news sources. From opposite sides of any political argument. The truth is probably in the middle somewhere. What I do not trust: Facebook! (1) presents selective and highly prejudicial info according to what its algorithms assess the reader might want to see; (2) too much vox pop where every person has an opinion regardless of any knowledge ("I know nothing about epidemiology, but that epidemiology expert there, well, his opinion is rubbish! He's just lying to you!")
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