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    Space Merchant got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in Detroit police say the bodies of 11 babies were found hidden at a funeral home shuttered by state...   
    @James Thomas Rook Jr. Was expecting a warzone in the streets that surpasses that of the DC protesting regarding Kavanaugh/Ford and surpassing that of Black Friday days. A plus if the Kekistani Army shows up.
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    Space Merchant reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in Detroit police say the bodies of 11 babies were found hidden at a funeral home shuttered by state...   
    It's DETROIT, fer cryin' out loud!
    What else would you EXPECT?
     

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    Space Merchant got a reaction from SuzA in Where your plastic water bottles end up   
    The very reason I prefer to drink from glass and not plastic. If I am in a position to drink from a plastic bottle, I recycle it, but sadly no one likes to recycle.
    You toss a plastic item of waste into the grass and or sea you pay for it. You put toxic gases into the heavens, your lungs and health will most likely pay for it.
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from Food & Drink in Forums vs. Social Media   
    I usually see the forums as part of and or categorized as social media. A place for discussion, debate, conversation, agreeing/disagreeing with someone, and or that one guy in the forums/media who is a clown, and then we have the trolls, the worse of the worse who feed off your anger and sadness, using that collected power against you, then you have the hateful bunch, the white knights who defend any woman/girl they looks good to them, you have the "bros" and so forth.
     
    In short, welcome to the internet.
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    Space Merchant reacted to JW Insider in Many childhood memories make us nostalgic, but the “Mister Rogers” emotion is something different: ...   
    That thought crossed my mind as I saw the picture, but then I held back from saying anything so that no one would get the idea that SuziQ's pretzel stick favorites were actually just "bite-size torture stakes." (Somehow "hot cross buns" seems like a much easier name for a marketing team to promote.)
    By the way, some people might think that when Space Merchant mentioned that he was a unitarian, that this was the same as claiming to be a non-Witness Unitarian. Witnesses are Unitarian believers.
    U·ni·tar·i·an ˌyo͞onəˈterēən/ noun THEOLOGY   1. a person, especially a Christian, who asserts the unity of God and rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from JOHN BUTLER in Many childhood memories make us nostalgic, but the “Mister Rogers” emotion is something different: ...   
    In my country the pretzel were rounded. They look similar to the Italian pretzels known as Taraliis.
    Every morning around 10:30am-11:30am, a woman with a basket on her head will walk around the towns and or villages, tossing the pretzels in a small bag to children and older folk. Other times it is cookies, bon-bon, as we call it, popcorn and or the best kind of snack, Sugar Canes. The other half of my family from Belize do something similar, but never made rounded pretzels, we tend to get more fruit


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    Space Merchant got a reaction from admin in Is this evidence of extraterrestrial life on the moon?   
    Or flashy 3D and special effects.
    We already have kids laughing and making viral a 3D dancing alien named Howard doing the R.O.B.O.T., so anyone can do something silly with the tech they now have.
    Example:
     
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    Space Merchant reacted to Jack Ryan in Is this evidence of extraterrestrial life on the moon?   
    First ever film of demons flying around the planet?
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from Anna in Many childhood memories make us nostalgic, but the “Mister Rogers” emotion is something different: ...   
    In my country the pretzel were rounded. They look similar to the Italian pretzels known as Taraliis.
    Every morning around 10:30am-11:30am, a woman with a basket on her head will walk around the towns and or villages, tossing the pretzels in a small bag to children and older folk. Other times it is cookies, bon-bon, as we call it, popcorn and or the best kind of snack, Sugar Canes. The other half of my family from Belize do something similar, but never made rounded pretzels, we tend to get more fruit


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    Space Merchant got a reaction from admin in Many childhood memories make us nostalgic, but the “Mister Rogers” emotion is something different: ...   
    In my country the pretzel were rounded. They look similar to the Italian pretzels known as Taraliis.
    Every morning around 10:30am-11:30am, a woman with a basket on her head will walk around the towns and or villages, tossing the pretzels in a small bag to children and older folk. Other times it is cookies, bon-bon, as we call it, popcorn and or the best kind of snack, Sugar Canes. The other half of my family from Belize do something similar, but never made rounded pretzels, we tend to get more fruit


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    Space Merchant got a reaction from SuziQ1513 in Many childhood memories make us nostalgic, but the “Mister Rogers” emotion is something different: ...   
    In my country the pretzel were rounded. They look similar to the Italian pretzels known as Taraliis.
    Every morning around 10:30am-11:30am, a woman with a basket on her head will walk around the towns and or villages, tossing the pretzels in a small bag to children and older folk. Other times it is cookies, bon-bon, as we call it, popcorn and or the best kind of snack, Sugar Canes. The other half of my family from Belize do something similar, but never made rounded pretzels, we tend to get more fruit


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    Space Merchant got a reaction from Jack Ryan in Raccoon Skydives off Building in New Jersey   
    Perhaps by mere chance. An there is a very, very high chance that most likely the Raccoon will never do that again and stick to raiding garbage bins nearby because that isn't much of a risk.
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from admin in China Threatens US With "Consequences" If It Does Not "Immediately" Revoke Sanctions Over Russian Weapons Deal   
    Granted that China is a legitmate ally of Russia and Syria, it would be interesting to see how such things turn out.
    A fun fact: American Flags have been/still made in China.
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    Space Merchant reacted to TrueTomHarley in How Rich is Steve Wozniak?   
    He should wipe that grin off his face if he only has $100 million. Why such a pauper, compared to Gates or Buffett?
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from Jack Ryan in How Rich is Steve Wozniak?   
    Steve Wozniak's (The Woz) Net Worth is estimated to be $100 million USD.
    Check this out: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/21/why-apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-doesnt-trust-money.html and https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/21/why-apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-doesnt-trust-money.html
    As for Bill Gates, I'd say he is still richer, he is sitting at a Net Worth of estimated to $97.9 billion USD.
    The only riches among them I can think of is Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, who is having an estimated Net Worth of $161.6 billion USD.
    Then we have Warren Buffet at $89.2 billion USD.
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from admin in How Rich is Steve Wozniak?   
    Steve Wozniak's (The Woz) Net Worth is estimated to be $100 million USD.
    Check this out: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/21/why-apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-doesnt-trust-money.html and https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/21/why-apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-doesnt-trust-money.html
    As for Bill Gates, I'd say he is still richer, he is sitting at a Net Worth of estimated to $97.9 billion USD.
    The only riches among them I can think of is Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, who is having an estimated Net Worth of $161.6 billion USD.
    Then we have Warren Buffet at $89.2 billion USD.
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    Space Merchant reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in “I know the depth of her depravity.”Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped as a 14-year-old...   
    As regards this specific prisoner being released .... what is a better solution?
    I mean ... one that is legal.
    How would YOU solve this SPECIFIC prisoner's situation?
    The phrase "Going after the problem" is completely meaningless, without specifics.
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from admin in “I know the depth of her depravity.”Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped as a 14-year-old...   
    Going after the real problem, that is the better solution. Such a thing cannot be 100% stopped, that is like saying you can end world hunger and famine at the flick of the wrist.
    We can only prevent some instances, but we cannot prevent all of them sadly.
    This is coming from a guy who's people's children were almost subjected to human trafficking by the Americans, although we stopped this one, we cannot say much for the others because stuff like this isn't easy to deal with. The same goes for the human black market and the vampires for project Ambrosia.
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from admin in “I know the depth of her depravity.”Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped as a 14-year-old...   
    Ms. Smart has also spoken up as this went live as of yesterday:
     
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from Anna in “Isn’t that unbelievable?“ An eagle landed on top of a 9/11 tribute display in Minnesota on...   
    9/11 is indeed a very tragic day, I was but a child when it happen and from where I was you can hear the loud boom and people now realizing what happen began to scream and wail. My friend's sister who was visiting from India manage to witness the plane hitting the towers.
    As I grew older, I realize such only happen because American and their allies created their own enemy and the very fact I, as do many are suspect because something went off before the plane even made contact with the building, I was going to make an interesting topic yesterday, but didn't have the time.
    But yes, I personally know some, even older than me who worked in the area that day, 13 people who had perish, who worked in the company I now work for today, Titus Davidson, Albert Joseph, Steve R. Strauss, Wesley Mercer to name a few.
    A day will come where both the evil and the corrupt will pay, and they will receive it in full, mainly those who tried to cover their own tracks.
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    Space Merchant reacted to Outta Here in Five Major Problems With The Trinity   
    You're in the wrong job if you could do that my friend. No one alive, or dead, can prove the trinity, and never has.
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    Space Merchant reacted to sami in SHEMA   
    Does it really make a difference to people at this time in man's history ? It may be of interest to you because digging for what you treasure is a passion.
     
    I stumbled on to the Ancient Hebrew site quite a number of years ago, so yes, I am a fan?  Anything having to do with ancient languages are posts from quite awhile ago, some were kept on my word pad and some I had to hunt for on other sites when my computer died an unnatural death.
    Since then my mind and body has gone south and I have no expectation of a makeover until the paradise. Happy to meet you, you are quite a brilliant person.
     
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    Space Merchant reacted to sami in SHEMA   
    SHEMA Shema (“hear”) is the Hebrew word that begins the most important prayer not only in Judaism, but in Christianity as well. The Shema is found at Deuteronomy 6:4, which begins with the command to “Hear.”
    The word sh'ma in Paleo-Hebrew
    A Hebrew interpretation of the Sh'ma (Hear O Israel)
    Heb., Yehwahʹ ʼElo·hehʹnu Yehwahʹ ʼe·chadhʹ.
    Hear, O Israel: yhwh our God is one yhwh: And you shall love yhwh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 6:4,5)
    Hear
    The Hebrew verb שמע (Sh.M.Ah) means "to hear" but with the Hebraic idea "to pay attention to what is being spoken and act upon it." When Israel "hears" the directions of God, they agree to act upon them (they obey his words). When God "hears" the pleas of Israel in bondage in Egypt, he acts upon them (he rescues Israel).
    One
    The use of the word "one" (ehhad) in this verse is commonly interpreted to mean that there is only "one" God. This verse is specific that yhwh is not only one but his actions are always clear and in unity with himself. (Malachi 3:6 says: “For I am Jehovah; I do not change…) A good example of this is the pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. A cloud and fire are opposites—one provides coolness and shade and the other heat and light. Yet, they work together to preserve the people during the day and the night.
    Love
    Love, the Hebrew verb אהב is not an emotion: it is an action. The context of this word in the text indicates that we are to "love" God with our actions, not with our emotions.
    Heart
    The heart, לבב in Hebrew, is the thoughts of the mind, not an emotion as the word is generally understood in western minds. In this passage, we are informed how to "love" Yahweh—by keeping all of our thoughts focused on him.
    Soul
    The Hebrew word נפש (nephesh) is literally the whole of the person. First we are told to love Yahweh with our minds, now with our entire being.

    Might
    The Hebrew word used here is מאד (me'od) and is a very interesting word, especially in the way that it is used in this context. This word is used throughout the Hebrew text as an adverb, intensifying a verb, and is usually translated as very, greatly, or much. This is the only time this word appears as a noun and is best translated as "muchness." This idea of muchness is expanding on the previous two ways we are to love Yahweh, first with our mind, then with our body, and now with everything we have.
    A Re-Translation
    Now that we have examined each word in this passage, to uncover their original meanings in the Hebrew culture, let’s translate it with a more Hebraic flavor.
    "Israel, pay careful attention and respond: Jehovah works in unity with himself: and you shall act upon your love to Jehovah with your thoughts and mind, with your entire body and with everything that you possess."
    The phrase "heart, mind and soul," as it is translated in the RSV, is generally interpreted to mean that we are to love Jehovah with "three" things, but the reality is that this phrase is a form of poetry that is using three synonyms to show that our love for Jehovah is to be all encompassing, beginning with our thoughts, then our bodies, then everything we possess.
     
    The Masoretic Text
    In modern day Hebrew Bibles, this passage is written as follows.
    שמע .1
    ישראל
    יהוה
    אלהינו
    יהוה
    אחד
    Notice that the ayin (ע), the last letter in the first word (written right to left) is written oversized, as is the dalet (ד), the last letter in the last word. When these two letters are placed together, they form the wordעד (eyd, Strong's #5707) meaning "witness." In Judaism, the sh’ma (the name given to this verse as it is the first word in this verse) is Israel’s witness, their statement of faith if you will.
    However, these oversized letters are not found in any ancient scroll such as found in the Dead Sea Caves. They first appear in the Masoretic Hebrew texts from 1,000 A.D. Whether the Masorites added them or not we don't know, in fact the origins of these oversized letters are a mystery.
    Even though these letters do not appear to have been in the original texts, they are still excellent teaching tools.
    The Shema is so important that Jesus used it as the beginning of His answer to the “greatest commandment” question in Mark 12:28–30:
    One of the scribes who had come up and heard them disputing, knowing that he had answered them in a fine way, asked him: “Which commandment is first of all?” 29 Jesus answered: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah, 30 and you must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind and with your whole strength.’
    When Jesus answered with Shema He acknowledged Jehovah God as the most important and that all worship and devotion to Him is the most important of the commandments.
    (Deuteronomy 5:7) You must never have any other gods besides me.
    (Isaiah 42:8) I am Jehovah. That is my name; I give my glory to no one else, Nor my praise to graven images.
    (Zechariah 14:9) And Jehovah will be King over all the earth. In that day Jehovah will be one, and his name one.
    (Mark 12:29) Jesus answered: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah,
     
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    Space Merchant got a reaction from El Bibliotecario in AT&T’s blockbuster $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner was approved by a judge   
    That is big news, but on some areas of the world, die-hard comic book hands, specifically those who are for DC comics, are crying their eyes out right now, elsewhere in the world, some guy is just worried about his shows, while everyone else is trying to be like Netflix. Stuff like this can be positive and or negative for some people, especially in companies like this when people being replaced/removed from their original jobs.

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