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  1. Stravinsk

    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    I'm new to preserving (in jars) non acidic fruit. Done it with tomatoes, but not non-acidic fruit. What do you use? A sugar syrup solution? If so, what percent? Do you heat or boil the fruit as well? Do you seal the jars in a special way? I'm looking to keep the maximum amount of Vitamins...
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    Would you buy Hitler's art?

    It didn't slip. I didn't make a 'mistake' by posting what I did. I speak my mind, however unpopular it may be, unlike many people who say things just because they think it will be approved of by whatever crowd they are in. I'm not going to argue history with someone who's sole and main...
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    He'll be your mouthpeice for God, if you've got the cash.

    So for those with a better biblical knowledge than me, I have a simple question: Is there a single prophet in what we know as the "old testament" who received money from, or a living from (in the form of goods in place of money) simply for being a prophet? My initial assumption...
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    I spent a good deal of the day playing poker and increasing my account by 25% (it was a good day). I also spent some time de-pitting plums from my tree for freezing. First year I've done that. I plan to learn how to properly bottle non-acidic fruit as well for storage.
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    It was exactly that - the excuse I was looking for. I had been thinking about getting a scythe for a while now.
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    MATTHEW 3:10

    Eh. The first passage is by John the Baptist and directed to the Pharisees and Sadducees - the teachers of the law. The second passage is by Christ concerning false prophets, not the average person who identifies as Jew/Christian/etc.
  7. Stravinsk

    What are you eating? - Part 2

    Breakfast was oatmeal with jaggery (Indian sugar) and some plums from my tree. Also coffee. Lunch was mashed potatoes ('milk' is seed mix with water) and some more plums Dinner was a scrambled chickpea+barley mixture, flavored with Italian herb mix, salt and pepper.
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    The cord to my lawnmower broke and I have yet to fix it so I acquired a scythe and have been learning to use it. Today I was the grim reaper for driveway grass. Still working on same two compositions, playing some online poker and planting/harvesting as the time arrives.
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    Exodus 23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. Isaiah 5:20-23 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for...
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    How do you form opinions on things?

    It sort of depends on what it is. If I find something of interest to me, I will typically spend a whole lot of time looking into it. This is especially true if it is a minority opinion. I want to understand the arguments for the position before I adopt it against what is known as "the...
  11. Stravinsk

    What are you eating? - Part 2

    Whole wheat burrito warps, filled with lettuce from my garden, hash browns, pickles, tomato sauce and American mustard Some plums from one of my trees. Also some strawberries freshly picked from my garden. So tasty. I solved the snail/slug problem this year, so I get to enjoy them!
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    Music: Have started 2 new works, in the baroque style. One was an experiment: writing out the baseline first without thought of chord progression, which is something I have done before, but not frequently. Making a fair amount of flat bread today to eat over the next few days.
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    Heh. You might be interested in the Clementine Homilies/Recognitions aka Nazarene Acts of the Apostles. Taken at face value, Peter has a whole heck of a lot more to teach than what's in the Bible.
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    I'm just going to throw this out there: Isaiah, chapter 1 (whole), KJV emphasis:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Jesus, as he refers to the fruit juice: "This is...
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    Gifts Of The Spirit Are NOT Proof That You Have The Holy Spirit

    In all my years as a churchgoer the most amusing (and sad, sometimes dangerous) were the people who believed they had special spiritual gifts as per Shaul's teachings.
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    What are you eating? - Part 2

    Scrambled chickpea mix : Soaked and cooked chickpeas then blended with onion, garlic, flax, salt, pepper and re-cooked in a little oil, finished off with Indian Black Salt. Fried potatoes.
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    Suggest a movie

    The Pillars of the Earth (2010 TV series). I read the book over 20 years ago and it made a lasting impression on me. The movie/tv series adaption was impressive, it did not disappoint as so many book to film adaptions do. As it's been so long since I've read the book, my memory of it is...
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    Super lazy day. It's hot here and the humidity is enough to be uncomfortable, but not overly so. Too hot to work outside, though. I spent a good part of the day re-exploring the land of Tamriel, picking up some archery and smithing ability, and having one of my servants refurnish my Manor...
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    NASA and Facebook tricked you

    Thanks for the Free-masonic grade school reminder I learned in my government school. Earth orbits Sun, Sun lights Moon. I always have to chuckle when someone says something like you just said about "not believing the whole bible". Clearly it shows they haven't read much of it because if...
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    Suggest a movie

    The Invitation (2015). It's classed as a horror film but there's not much of that in it. It's more of a psychological thriller.
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