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Old 2020-03-19, 00:56   #441
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That's the Moron guy, right?
Yes. The Angel Moronic.
BTW: Are those legendary golden plates in the temple? Maybe in some museum?

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Smith eventually obtained testimonies from 11 men who said that they had seen the plates, known as the Book of Mormon witnesses.[6] After the translation was complete, Smith said that he returned the plates to the angel Moroni, so they could never be examined.**
Latter Day Saints believe the account of the golden plates as a matter of faith, and critics often assert that either Smith manufactured them himself[7] *** or that the Book of Mormon witnesses based their testimony on visions rather than physical experience. ****
**Terribly convenient, that.
***If they ever existed at all.
****Or both of the above.

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Old 2020-03-19, 12:56   #442
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Yes. The Angel Moronic.
BTW: Are those legendary golden plates in the temple? Maybe in some museum?

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Smith eventually obtained testimonies from 11 men who said that they had seen the plates, known as the Book of Mormon witnesses.[6] After the translation was complete, Smith said that he returned the plates to the angel Moroni, so they could never be examined.**
Latter Day Saints believe the account of the golden plates as a matter of faith, and critics often assert that either Smith manufactured them himself[7]*** or that the Book of Mormon witnesses based their testimony on visions rather than physical experience.****
**Terribly convenient, that.
***If they ever existed at all.
****Or both of the above.
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The Greek Chapel is the most roomy, the richest and the showiest chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its altar, like that of all the Greek churches, is a lofty screen that extends clear across the chapel, and is gorgeous with gilding and pictures. The numerous lamps that hang before it are of gold and silver, and cost great sums.

But the feature of the place is a short column that rises from the middle of the marble pavement of the chapel, and marks the exact centre of the earth. The most reliable traditions tell us that this was known to be the earth's centre, ages ago, and that when Christ was upon earth he set all doubts upon the subject at rest forever, by stating with his own lips that the tradition was correct. Remember, He said that that particular column stood upon the centre of the world. If the centre of the world changes, the column changes its position accordingly. This column has moved three different times of its own accord. This is because, in great convulsions of nature, at three different times, masses of the earth -- whole ranges of mountains, probably -- have flown off into space, thus lessening the diameter of the earth, and changing the exact locality of its centre by a point or two. This is a very curious and interesting circumstance, and is a withering rebuke to those philosophers who would make us believe that it is not possible for any portion of the earth to fly off into space.

To satisfy himself that this spot was really the centre of the earth, a sceptic once paid well for the privilege of ascending to the dome of the church to see if the sun gave him a shadow at noon. He came down perfectly convinced. The day was very cloudy and the sun threw no shadows at all; but the man was satisfied that if the sun had come out and made shadows it could not have made any for him. Proofs like these are not to be set aside by the idle tongues of cavilers. To such as are not bigoted, and are willing to be convinced, they carry a conviction that nothing can ever shake.
--Chapter LIII, The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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Old 2020-03-23, 19:00   #443
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If that's ain't a sign from Dog, what is? Said magnificent edifice is famously the home of of the Moron Slobberknocker Choir.
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Old 2020-03-25, 03:09   #444
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7.8 off the coast of Siberia
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Old 2020-04-01, 13:21   #445
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Meridian, near the rural mountain town of Stanley. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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Old 2020-04-01, 20:39   #446
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The Iceland Tourist Office announced this morning that the impending eruption at Þorbjörn on the Reykjanes peninsula has been postponed until 2021.

The decision was taken after a full-day meeting involving a delegation from the EU headed by EU commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičiusr (Environment, Oceans and Fisheries) and the Iceland Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

Þorbjörn is currently weeks away from erupting. The renewed inflation (see here for the latest IMO curve) is expected to cross the critical level (the top line in the curve) in mid-April, with an eruption following between 16 and 20 April. The eruption is expected to last up to a week, and to be a major tourist attraction. Þorbjörn is conveniently located close to both the capital, Reykjavik, and the major international airport, Keflavik, and the lava will safely run into the ocean. The Iceland Tourist Office has started to prepare safe access and viewing areas. The eruption was expected to give a welcome boost to the Icelandic economy. However, the current travel restrictions means that too few overseas visitors will be able to visit the eruption. In addition, it may be difficult to enforce the social distancing requirement, or to comply with the Minister of Health’s ban on larger gatherings which limits eruption viewings to no more than 100 people at a time.

The European Union has added to the pressure because of concerns on air quality in Western Europe during the eruption. Based on the forecasted wind patterns in mid-April, the eruption would likely violate EU air quality directive 2008/50/EC. The EU promised to provide additional financial assistance in the recovery phase from the current epidemic, if Iceland was willing to reschedule the eruption.

It was therefore decide to stop the on-going inflation. Completely cancelling the eruption was not considered because of the touristic impact. The eruption is instead rescheduled for 2021.
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Old 2020-04-02, 04:33   #447
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Nothing wrong with it. Volcanoes, like everybody, have their right to dry cough, no sputum.

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Old 2020-04-02, 20:43   #448
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Nothing wrong with it. Volcanoes, like everybody, have their right to dry cough, no sputum.
Errmm...You did notice the date, right? I suppose you are one step beyond me in satire.
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Old 2020-04-02, 22:42   #449
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I climbed Mt. Borah four years ago and visited the site of the 7.0 normal fault event from 1983. Made an impression on me where the ground was thrust vertically on the eastern side of the fault eight feet relative to the western side.
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PAGER for this is Yellow, expect 20-70 deaths and 50-100 megadollars in damage.
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