or ANYTHING that doesn’t foul
the environment with man-made pollution (dung is okay. Dung is good, we should dung more often … but never travel by anything powered by CO2 pollutants)*.
Some Twitter users expressed pity for Thunberg for not being able to get a proper seat on the train for the long ride home from Madrid, where she was attending the UN climate change conference.
Others wished her a safe trip home after months of travelling by trains and boats to different climate events in Europe and the United States.
Thunberg doesn’t fly on planes because it’s considered harmful to the climate. Last week, she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for her efforts to prod government and others to take faster actions in fighting climate change.
from: CLICK HERE
PERHAPS WE CAN ORGANISE
a collection to buy her some more hair-shirts? (That is, after I’ve bought myself a bigger barf-bucket).
But many folks out there will be lapping this stuff up. Now please excuse me, I’m off to visit my dictionary for all possible meanings of the words ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘gullible’. Don’t wait up.
JANUS … GOD OF BIDIRECTIONAL MORAL ABSOLUTES
* Not unless it’s expedient, in which case we adapt to make it our sacrifice. Amen.
debate this guy, especially from the opposing side; nor even for a simple academic exercise. And on his side I’d hate to have to follow him as a speaker.
But don’t take me word for it; go ask a real expert—
—I’ll wait. Just give her enough time to rev up the ol’ histrionics a bit and set aside any vestiges of manners that might possibly still be lurking somewhere deep within.
Frankly I blame her parents and/or any other ‘experts’ she may have been overexposed to in her formative years. (A commenter on a u-tube said that ‘she should get out more’ … I think that was exactly right.)
Yes, I’d especially hate to debate against her—I just can’t handle ‘cute’ tantrums (or the unabashed two-faced in full shriek).
I have no idea—
—if this is the ‘Preferred method’ of re-joining a broken cable, or simply pragmatic ingenuity. But I love it~!
And now for completely different—
—a bunch of visitors, taken from a sitting position in the window of Mooch cafe in town. Now, clever person, spot the Christmas decorations …
… they flew a purchasing team at taxpayer expense to China to buy them. From memory, the team came back with thousands of dollars worth that didn’t meet NZ Standards—I’m not sure whether these are those, modified, or if a second team was sent over to try their luck.
But the beat goes on …
Those events you planned fourteen thousand million years ago (just yesterday, for you) have worked out exactly as you intended them to—
—no option, no alternative.
But us? Don’t fret it:
GOD IS WORKING
HIS PURPOSE OUT
—and that’s official. (Pounded into me when I was a pup at school, so it’s true—they wouldn’t have lied to me, would they?)
No alternative, in fact. Just click the link below to see it I’m right or not … go on, you’ll see … as for the tourists in New Zealand recently, or the citizens of Herculaneum, and God’s loving mercies:
… who are WE to question the motivations of the unique omniscient omnipotent omnipresent Prime mover of the universe?
“Hey! It works for ME …”
“Can’t argue that—it’s His universe … mutter mutter mutter …”
lovely to behold but closed to the pubic because it’s “earthquake prone”“—
“Mr Argus, Sir?”
“Yes, Little Ollivia?”
“Does that means they gets lots of earthquakes, Sir? If so I’ll stay well away from Invercarg—”
“No, no, naive Child! They use the term to mean ‘In the unlikely event of, might perhaps possibly be almost affected by—”
“Let me finish, Sweetie: they use it to attract tourists.”
“He pointed to the Government’s Three Waters project, and the need for alternative water supply in Invercargill, as other areas that would cost the council significantly.”
CLICK HERE (and go to the ‘Southland Times’ article).
So … they have only ONE water supply for Invercargill* … and are going “Full ahead all engines” on a two hundred million dollar ‘enhancing’ construction project in the heart of town (a new shopping Mall, would you believe?) for which they have literally arse-holed umpteen business out in the cold.
“Mr Argus—you’ve just used a dirty word, Sir—”
“Bugger … … which word, Cutie?”
“Shopping Mall, Sir—they’re closing ’em all over the place overseas …”
* Just over 50,000 people. (Here that qualifies a town to be a ‘City’.)
‘OF THE BOOK’—
once in the ball park we might refine definitions to be more precise. In this Christian region then, let’s do just that—
“Seventh Day Adventist!”
Bugger it … I could be here for the rest of the week, I’ll do a double-cheat now and ask good ol’ Wiki 🙂
- Historical Protestantism – 300–400 million
- Modern Protestantism – 400–500 million
The most common estimate of the number of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide is 225–300 million, forming a single communion, making it the second largest, single Christian denomination behind the Catholic Church. These are the adherents of the recognized Orthodox jurisdictions (autocephalous and autonomous churches) that are in full communion with each other. In addition, there are some Orthodox splinter groups and non-universally recognized churches.
- Autocephalous churches – 230 million
- Autonomous churches – 13 million
- Non-universally recognized churches – 24 million
- Other separated Orthodox groups – 6 million
- Anglican Communion – 80 million
- Continuing Anglican movement and independent churches – 0.4 million
Oriental Orthodox churches are the churches descended from those that rejected the Council of Chalcedon in 451. Despite the similar name, they are therefore a different branch of Christianity from the Eastern Orthodox (see above).
- Autocephalous churches – 78.7 million
- Autonomous churches – 0.01 million
- Churches not in communion – 0.07 million
Note that these groups are quite distinct from orthodox Trinitarian restorationist groups such as the Disciples of Christ, despite some shared history.
- Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism) – 16.4 million
- Jehovah’s Witnesses – 8.5 million 
- Oneness Pentecostalism – 6 million
- Minor denominations – 4.4 million
Miscellaneous branches – 2 million
- Reformed Eastern Christianity – 1.1 million
- Former Church of the East (Nestorianism) – 0.6 million
- Messianic Judaism – 0.3 million
(Bloody hell~! A joke’s a joke but mine coffee has gotten colden — if you knew me at all, you’d know that is something SERIOUS!)