@atyh Haven't heard this in a long time...
Causality, even on a "simple" quantum level is impossible to wrap one's head around. When you think about God's sovereignty, predestination, prophecy, free will, etc, about the only right responses are, "Yes, these are real, and I am not able to understand them." and awe. I'm guilty in getting caught up in all of that puzzlement instead of just doing the Great Commission.
@indie1337 @CharismaticBatman The Chosen is pretty good; we're in the 3rd season. I was reading in Mark this week about "The Good News must first be preached to all the nations." and thinking that perhaps there are nations and peoples that don't even exist yet in that list. We just don't know how many sheep Jesus has.
@swagpussc Mankind will figure out how to stop the negative effects of alcohol before they ever stop drinking it.
@amerika I had a few classes there in High School. Most people don’t agree with this, but just go along anyways.
uspol, The RESTRICT Act is NOT A DRILL! call your reps!
I have not been seeing nearly enough discussion about what is poised to be one of the most dangerous bills to move through congress this decade.
For those not in the know, Senate Bill 686 The RESTRICT Act in its current form grants sweeping authority for the U.S. government to prosecute, fine, and imprison any person whom--among *many* other things--uses a VPN to access any "app" operated by a "foreign adversary" of the U.S.
The wording of the bill is so broad and vague that it can criminalize a wide range of technologies, and potentially even ensnaring U.S. citizens for conspiracy simply on the basis that they use a VPN that the US gov. can't snoop on and see what they're doing with it.
Let that sink in--you could face a minimum of 20 years in prison and from $250,000 up to $1,000,000 in fines, just for protecting your online privacy with a VPN, and your only recourse is to appeal in the D.C. circuit court.
The bill's sponsors pinky promise it won't be used for that, and it's only meant to catch foreign actors engaged in subterfuge etc, but the language to back that claim just isn't there. The anti-circumvention penalties and restrictions essentially put at risk anyone whom engages in any activity using these technologies due to the fact that if the technology is working, then the government can't see what you're using it for, and therefore simply using it could be used as the basis for charges of conspiracy to circumvent.
It is abundantly clear that if this passes, it can and will eventually be used to target anyone engaging in activities the government or its corporate sponsors don't like.
This isn't a slippery slope. It's a lubed up vertical waterslide straight to weaponizing the acting regime's list of potential "threats" against citizens engaging in protected speech.
Don't just write your representatives. Call them. Demand that they oppose this bill, and vow to actively campaign for their opponents if they won't.
If this passes, then ultimately no speech is protected in the U.S. It is 100% unconstitutional, but do you really trust our current courts stacked with political operatives to shoot it down?
Read the bill and see related info here:
Go here to find your representatives and how to contact them about it:
Here's more reading on the bill and how it affects us:
@samuraikid That was a great fight scene.
Well, that was rough. It’s always hard and emotional when people need to leave the church for life reasons, but this time everyone was in tears. One of the several foster children, taken in by members, is being relocated to his extended family in New York. While normally that is a good outcome, most of us aren’t convinced that it’s true in this case. The government thinks otherwise. Everyone poured out their love on him and prayed for God‘s guidance and protection and said goodbye.
@paoloredaelli The nostr.now website doesn’t appear to be active, but they are probably the same. Right now most of the posts on the relays I’m on are by people who love bitcoin. It’s a little tiresome, but doesn’t change the fact that nostr is a good idea.
If my oldest daughter turned out like Eva, I wouldn't be upset. She already sounds a bit like her😂
@atyh Oh nice, nostr-console stopped working for me a while back and it looked like the developer was taking a break.
Probably preaching to the choir, but keep your eyes on the globalists and stand against their evil.
So, turns out, both sticks of RAM from my build a few months ago were bad. Guess I got a bad batch? Decided to start turning off abruptly more and more frequently until the computer was unusable. It seems like they degraded with time. Anyone know why that might be? I don't push this machine at all.
We Do Camps!