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BuckyB93 Offline
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Interesting site: https://factourism.com/
RMAN4443 Offline
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If your Jewish, and you get tattooed, you can not be buried in a Jewish cemetary...unless it's a concentration camp # tattoo
delta1 Offline
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Interesting site: https://factourism.com/



some interesting tidbits
frankj1 Offline
#204 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
If your Jewish, and you get tattooed, you can not be buried in a Jewish cemetary...unless it's a concentration camp # tattoo

I grew up with that as a hard fact, and though it is true that tats themselves are considered, for lack of a better word, illegal, like other broken laws of the Torah it does not automatically mean exclusion, as I was taught decades ago.

However, as I recently learned (staying with the brilliant OP) individual cemeteries/Synagogues can have that as a rule.
Or have a separate burial area. Or not.

Just so strange to believe something for 60 years and find it isn't written in stone...
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delta1 wrote:
some interesting tidbits

We used to get tidbits #1 or #2 at a local Chinese restaurant when I was growing up.
An array of "Polynesian" appetizers designed with the suburban American palate in mind.
Chicken wings, spare ribs, pork strips, fried shrimp...very close to a Pu Pu Platter.
RMAN4443 Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
I grew up with that as a hard fact, and though it is true that tats themselves are considered, for lack of a better word, illegal, like other broken laws of the Torah it does not automatically mean exclusion, as I was taught decades ago.

However, as I recently learned (staying with the brilliant OP) individual cemeteries/Synagogues can have that as a rule.
Or have a separate burial area. Or not.

Just so strange to believe something for 60 years and find it isn't written in stone...

ok,thanks...it was something I heard from someone, but wasn't 100% sure if it was a fact or not
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#207 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
ok,thanks...it was something I heard from someone, but wasn't 100% sure if it was a fact or not

I only very recently learned I had been wrong all these years, and I am still sort of hoping that your post is correct.
Not sure why, but I do.
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frankj1 wrote:
I grew up with that as a hard fact, and though it is true that tats themselves are considered, for lack of a better word, illegal, like other broken laws of the Torah it does not automatically mean exclusion, as I was taught decades ago.

However, as I recently learned (staying with the brilliant OP) individual cemeteries/Synagogues can have that as a rule.
Or have a separate burial area. Or not.

Just so strange to believe something for 60 years and find it isn't written in stone...



Like how you mixed in 'isn't written in stone'.

Very Moses of you.
MACS Offline
#209 Posted:
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Huh... I've read the Torah twice. Never saw anything in there that said no tattoos. lol
Dg west deptford Offline
#210 Posted:
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Leviticus 19:28

There's no exclusionary burial laws in scripture though.
Those are laws of men.
frankj1 Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
Like how you mixed in 'isn't written in stone'.

Very Moses of you.

I really did know when I wrote it.
Just wasn't feelin' it called for a "see what I did there"...

thanks for noticing.
Stogie1020 Offline
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MACS wrote:
Huh... I've read the Torah twice. Never saw anything in there that said no tattoos. lol

Apparently, as lengthy as the Torah is, there just wasn't enough in it to argue about. As a result, rabbis have been making additional rules and laws for centuries... And arguing about them for just as long.

One thing I value about Judaism is the profound responsibility to question all aspects of the faith and teachings. As an example, those who wish to convert just as a rabbi to teach and guide them through the process, but the rabbi Tells them "no" three different times before he accepts them as students. That way, they really question the decision and have to decide to commit.

Also, to Frank's point about knowing something until you don't know it, i was a grown damn adult before I found out you don't really have to wait 30 minutes after you eat to go swimming. Yeah. The rest of the dive boat had a good laugh that day.
RMAN4443 Offline
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Stogie1020 wrote:
Apparently, as lengthy as the Torah is, there just wasn't enough in it to argue about. As a result, rabbis have been making additional rules and laws for centuries... And arguing about them for just as long.

One thing I value about Judaism is the profound responsibility to question all aspects of the faith and teachings. As an example, those who wish to convert just as a rabbi to teach and guide them through the process, but the rabbi Tells them "no" three different times before he accepts them as students. That way, they really question the decision and have to decide to commit.

Also, to Frank's point about knowing something until you don't know it, i was a grown damn adult before I found out you don't really have to wait 30 minutes after you eat to go swimming. Yeah. The rest of the dive boat had a good laugh that day.

Well,when they all get stomach cramps and drown, you'll have the last laugh...Anxious
frankj1 Offline
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Ukraine is the world's #1 exporter of barbers with coke nails

bgz
8trackdisco Offline
#215 Posted:
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Learned people in the northern third of the USA should smoke their cigars differently in winter vs Summer.

Slower in winter as the moisture in the cigar expands, popping the wrapper when turbo puffing.
In Summer, smoke faster as the higher humidity makes it go out if not well tended.

Have certainly never though about it. During those rare, 45 degree winter afternoons, if I go outside to smoke, I smoke fast. Mainly because it is 45 degrees.
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frankj1 wrote:
I really did know when I wrote it.
Just wasn't feelin' it called for a "see what I did there"...

thanks for noticing.


Appreciate the craftsmanship.
bgz Online
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frankj1 wrote:
Ukraine is the world's #1 exporter of barbers with coke nails

bgz


You made me look it up... I think I was mistaken, I think it's actually Uzbekistan...

Sorry about that.
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I just learned that that a local priest has baptized babies for the last twenty years using the word "we" instead of "I" during the ceremony and all are now considered by the Catholics as not baptized. Oh the humanity!

I'm not Catholic but this is why I just don't think too highly of organized religion in general.
frankj1 Offline
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betcha he didn't say "they" instead of "I" once in those same 20 years
8trackdisco Offline
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There was a third Apple founder, Ronald Wayne. He sold his 10% stake in 1976 for $800.

I can now forgive myself for selling Netflix for $16 a share 15-20 years ago.
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[email protected] says my MacAfeeTotal Subscription has expired.

I didn't know that I had a MacAfeeTotal Subscription. This is some knowledge that I recently acquired.

There's a link in the e-mail to click for easy renewal. I bet if I follow the link and provide the information needed to renew this previously unknown subscription, I would be overwhelmed with a bunch more of Recently Acquired Knowledge.
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One of my car warranties is about to expire.
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Victor809 just called me about mine
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8trackdisco wrote:
There was a third Apple founder, Ronald Wayne. He sold his 10% stake in 1976 for $800.

I can now forgive myself for selling Netflix for $16 a share 15-20 years ago.

I bought blockbuster instead of Netflix d'oh!
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Crows can memorize human faces

Wildlife biologists figured this out by conducting a simple experiment using rubber masks. A "caveman" mask, for example, designated a "dangerous" face while a mask of former Vice President ****** Cheney was "neutral." Researchers in the dangerous mask trapped and banded individual American crows and then released them. While they were careful not to harm the birds during trapping, "it's still a scary experience for the bird," Swift says.

To see whether the crows remembered the dangerous face, researchers returned to the area and walked around wearing the different masks. And when the birds saw the dangerous face, Swift says, "they would alarm-call, they would dive-bomb that person." The neutral face was mostly ignored.

The gender or body type of whoever was wearing the dangerous mask didn't much matter — the crows seemed to key in on the face. Researchers even flipped the mask upside down to see if the crows could still recognize it. "For a brief moment, the crows seemed a little confused, and then they would just tilt their head upside down and then they'd start an alarm-calling," Swift says.

Even crows that hadn't been tagged or banded scolded and dive-bombed the wearer of the dangerous mask. Swift says this suggests the crows "were actually learning from their peers that this particular person is dangerous."

And if you need another reason to be nice to crows, they can also remember faces for years.

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/23/927088859/crows-are-they-scary-or-just-super-smart
8trackdisco Offline
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Phil Donahue is still alive.
frankj1 Offline
#227 Posted:
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corned beef in original New England Boiled Dinner...

"Before it was available in every supermarket in cryovac bags, cooks had to cure their own, submerging the beef for weeks in a brine made from salt and gunpowder (the latter contained in shells known as “corns,” hence the name). "
- from New England Food Today
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More people in the world have access to a cell phone than have access to a real toilet. Thus: Chit holes.
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People in New England eat gun powder and waste perfectly good brisket.
MACS Offline
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Mom used to make corned beef and cabbage in the pressure cooker.

So damn good... with taters and carrots... mmmmmm...

Huh. Maybe I need to go get a corned beef brisket, some taters, carrots and cabbage and fire up da crock pot!
RMAN4443 Offline
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HockeyDad wrote:
People in New England eat gun powder and waste perfectly good brisket.

mmmmmmmmmmm,gunpowder...Drool


https://youtu.be/8-4P1WPE-Qg
MACS Offline
#232 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Huh. Maybe I need to go get a corned beef brisket, some taters, carrots and cabbage and fire up da crock pot!


So let it be written... so let it be done. 4 lb corned beef brisket, 6 small golden taters, 6 small carrots, half an onion and a small head of cabbage stuffed into da crock pot. Dinner will be ready at 6pm.

Also doing a couple loads of laundry. I don't have a fancy driving gig like 8track, so I gotta do other stuff to stay busy. Whistle
8trackdisco Offline
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Watching the movie In the Heat of the Night (1967).

Movie takes place in 1966 Sparta, Mississippi. It is a real town, but not the town the movie was actually filmed.

Ironically, it was filmed in another Sparta. Sparta, Illinois.
8trackdisco Offline
#234 Posted:
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Always thought a vehicle either had Shocks or Struts.
Turns out some vehicles have both.
Shocks are a 'couple hundred" to replace. Struts are over $1,000.
MACS Offline
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Wanna know why the price is much different??

https://help.summitracing.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5260/~/what%E2%80%99s-the-difference-between-shocks%2C-struts%2C-and-coilovers%3F
8trackdisco Offline
#236 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Wanna know why the price is much different??

https://help.summitracing.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5260/~/what%E2%80%99s-the-difference-between-shocks%2C-struts%2C-and-coilovers%3F


Read it. Not sure how much I comprehend it. That said, always appreciate a Brother trying to help.
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A situation is never to cruel as long as it is funny.

MACS Offline
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Watching Blue Planet.

We have very little knowledge of where Blue Whales travel... and no idea where they breed. And they are more than twice the size of any of the dinosaurs... so the largest thing to live on the planet. Now or ever... and they feed on one of the smallest. Plankton.

Strange, but true.
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#239 Posted:
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Shawnski.... Pressure cookers and crock pots aren't the same thing.

That's some knowledge you can say you recently acquired.

-signed
Gerbski

MACS Offline
#240 Posted:
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Dear Gerbski...

I knew that. I don't have a pressure cooker and I was in no hurry.

fog
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
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I just recently acquired knowledge that MACS doesn't own a pressure cooker.
Dg west deptford Offline
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Shorting the Ruble has paid well recently

Problem is it's also possible to pop back fast as analysis has it undervalued in comparison with its neighbors

Fertilizer, Phosphorus, pot ash, etc. Is the new Gold

RMAN4443 Offline
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Pot ash???? Hmmmmm...Anxious
Sunoverbeach Online
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I always thought pre ash pot was where the money was
Dg west deptford Offline
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Need Fertilizer to grow pot
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Thunder.Gerbil wrote:
I just recently acquired knowledge that MACS doesn't own a pressure cooker.

MACS is low...pressure
8trackdisco Offline
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Minnesota’s license plates say Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Wisconsin has 15,070.

Suck it, Sota!
RMAN4443 Offline
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was the voice of Paddington Bear in the Ukrainian versions of “Paddington” and “Paddington 2".

Whoda' thunk?
8trackdisco Offline
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A burger joint started out called Insta-Burger. It later became Burger King.
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#250 Posted:
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did they get sued by the real Burger King?
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