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  1. OH! Some of what looks like water is actually "OH" not H2O, and this hydroxyl can be a real "OH-OH." The link you gave mentioned: But it was unclear whether that hydrogen was in the form of hydroxyl – the chemical that makes up drain cleaners – or in the form of H2O, or water. The NIH.gov site cites a biochemical journal about hydrogen peroxide (HOOH), which adds this: . . . to generate hydroxyl radicals (OH.) from H2O2 has been investigated . . . And all this, of course, was presented, just as a setup for the old H2O2 joke:
  2. Player 2 leaves nothing but four I's and an E in the pool. So the rest will be fairly boring. So, I'll play it out to the final HI (5). Final score 933 to 585, a blowout. O F R U M P I N G Player 1 Player 2 U A N T E A
  3. True. That's one of the most exquizit moves in Scrabble.
  4. I should have played what's below on that turn instead. F R U M P I N G S L E E P E R S O It would have been 89 points.
  5. Player 2 is reduced to low scoring letters only for 77 points with anteater 22+50. And Player one comes back with probably the last 7 tile bonus play F R U M P I N G Player 1 Player 2 A N T E A T E
  6. That's what was supposed to attract the cheaters... I'll fix it...😊
  7. For all those on the edge of their seat wondering who will win . . . Player2 played LYMPHOMA for only 29 points, which is answered with VIRULENT for 99+50=149. F R U M P I N G Player 1 Player 2
  8. Not bored. But I might be giving myself a diversion just to avoid responding. I tend to muddy the waters sometimes. Of course, I know there are probably a lot of people who want to discuss 1914 and China, maybe both under the same topic heading. 😁 I'll wait for the upcoming Neutrality talk before I say anything more on politics, though.
  9. j/k. Just a reference to that last book title TTH showed.
  10. Followed by DISAVOWS to catch the right center Triple Word score and the 7 tile bonus for 107 points. Then PROCEED for 100 points. Then, the chance for a 9x word score if someone could find an 8 letter word --FRUMPING works-- with the remaining letters that could hit both Triple Word scores (3x3=9x). or 16x9=144 + 50=194. F R U M P I N G Player 1
  11. As I play it, I realize that it is too easy these days to look up 7 and 8 letter words. This was not so easy the last time I played this, many decades ago, through snail mail. There should be a rule against too many 50 point bonus words, or each player will have to become better at defensive plays. In the example above, only one more Triple Word score can be played with a 50 point bonus, and this leaves player 2 in a much worse position to ever try to catch up, even though more 50 point bonuses can be played in lower scoring areas. (This is why a 'handicap' scoring system should probably be wo
  12. That might work well, too. First, of course, I have to drum up some more interest. 🙂 ---------------------- KETUBOTH would also catch 2 Double Word scores, and use up more remaining high scoring letters (K B H) 17x4=68, plus 50 point bonus = 118. Followed by LONGWAYS to catch the bottom right Triple Word score and the 7 tile bonus for 107 points.
  13. Which calls for ZODIACAL. Hey this is so fun, I might just play this one out myself. 21x3=63, plus OX (9), plus DE (3), plus ID (3) = 78 plus 50 point bonus. Player 1 Player 2
  14. Just had to add FRESHLY to the above because it catches TWO Double-Word scores, so that you get 4 times the word score (4 x 16), plus QUETZALS, plus the 50 point bonus, for a total of 64+26+50=140, and most of the high scoring letters are already used up. Player 1 Player 2
  15. My edit buttons include B I U S, and the S is the strikethrough. But you don't need it. I think it's better to just erase the used tiles. Seems easier. For example, let's say I responded to QUETZAL with BANJAXED (I never knew that word before today; cheating is encouraged!). I merely erased the used letters. The problem is that it is harder to see if a mistake was made in the erasing. 0 Points - Blank tile. 1 Point - A, E, I, L, N, O, R, S, T and U. 2 Points - D and G. 3 Points - B, C, M and P. 4 Points - F, H, V, W and Y. 5 Points - K. 8 Points - J and X. 10 Points - Q and
  16. Better yet, just copy this to the next post and anyone who wants to play can just edit the first play and I will be the second player, or the first player can request another player who is on the forum. Part of scoring is to mark which letters are left and to put the scores in the appropriate columns on the right. The only difference between this and regular Scrabble is that you choose which letters you would like, rather than picking them randomly without looking.
  17. This was made from a Google Spreadsheet which will be shared between players so that a person with the link can edit it. (Will be sent by PM to whomever wants to play, and each updated screen can be displayed here after every valid play is made.) After any play, the player can tally up their points and will need to cross out the letters they used from the letter "pool." The first two items are just an example. Let's say the first player plays QUETZAL in such a way that they get 120 points. (Double letter score on the Q and double word, and a 50 point bonus for using all their tiles.) Let'
  18. So true in many countries. That's part of what I meant when I said that ... It seems they've found weasel-words to show that something might look like idolatry but it technically does not fall under their definition of idolatry. This is so different from the words the Bible uses such as "abstain" from idolatry, or "flee" from idolatry, or "guard yourselves" from idols. There's no room left for staying that close to idolatry but using technical definitions to claim it's not.
    • Hello guest!
    This was big scandalous news, especially among Catholic conservatives, but barely had time to get noticed before the pandemic drowned out the discussion. To touch on the original topic, native religions in Brazil have historically been persecuted with adherents being killed, massacred, and tortured.
  19. Even the Devil can be right once in a while. Massimo Introvigne is already on jw.org in half a dozen places.
  20. Yes. I think that you have hit upon the reason that the quote about peace and security was considered "Satanic." It was haughty in the sense of being far too optimistic and ambitious. Perhaps the words "supremely" and "vision" also give it a religious sense. "In+ these+ Goals+ and+ targets,+ we+ are+ setting+ out+ a+ supremely+ ambitious+ and+ transformational+ vision.+ We+ envisage+ a+ world+ free+ of+ poverty,+ hunger,+ disease+ and+ want,+ where+all+life+can+thrive.+" Of course, we know from the context that we are likely trying to read into it things that just aren't there, if we
  21. I think you are mostly right. And I was only trying to show how unreasonable the results could be if this was taken seriously. However, I doubt that Arauna is alone in a similar line of thinking that there must be something diabolical even in quotes like the following that she found in the UN documents: To this exact quote, you may have notice that she responded to it by saying: "SOUNDS LIKE THEY WANT TO BRING PEACE AND SECURITY ! SATANS VERSION OF JEHOVAH'S GOVERNMENT. See below where they talk of peace and security linked with sustainable development." So, this type of thi
  22. *** w20 November pp. 14-15 Take Courage—Jehovah Is Your Helper *** HELP FROM INDIVIDUALS IN AUTHORITY ... 13 What help do we receive? When it is in harmony with his purpose, Jehovah may use his powerful holy spirit to cause people in authority to do what he desires. King Solomon wrote: “A king’s heart is like streams of water in Jehovah’s hand. He directs it wherever He pleases.” (Prov. 21:1) What does this proverb mean? Humans can dig a canal to divert the water of a stream in a direction that fits their plans. Similarly, Jehovah can use his spirit to divert the thoughts of rulers in a
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