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  Female cops are useless
Posted by: K9Buck - 9 hours ago - Forum: ZigbeeNutHouse List of topics for discussion - Replies (3)

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  This is another reason why all cops should use K-9's
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  Why haven't hamburger joints figured out that they need...
Posted by: K9Buck - Yesterday, 07:15 PM - Forum: ZigbeeNutHouse List of topics for discussion - Replies (12)

...to make their own buns like good sub shops do?  

I grabbed a quarter-pounder the other day.  The bread was like half-stale.  

When was the last time you had a hamburger from a chain wherein the bread was really good?  

My favorite sub shop is Jersey Mike's.  They make their own bread.  It's excellent.  

Why can't hamburger joints make their own bread?

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  The tale of Mark Twain's Pudd'nHead Wilson as taught at St John's U
Posted by: zigbee - Yesterday, 06:55 PM - Forum: ZigbeeNutHouse List of topics for discussion - Replies (6)

In a twist worthy of Mark Twain himself, a St. John’s University professor has been fired for reading a passage containing the N-word from Twain’s anti-slavery novel "Pudd’nhead Wilson" in her "Literature of Satire" class.
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Hannah Berliner Fischthal, an adjunct instructor at the Catholic college in Queens for 20 years, uttered the N-word once during a remote class Feb. 10 — after she first explained to students the context of the word and said she hoped it would not offend anyone.

"Mark Twain was one of the first American writers to use actual dialect," Fischthal said. "His use of the ‘N-word’ is used only in dialogues as it could have actually been spoken in the south before the civil war, when the story takes place."

The day after the class, however, she got an email from a student who said she had to "abruptly" leave the call because of Fischthal’s use of an "inappropriate slur."

"It was unnecessary and very painful to hear," the student wrote in the email seen by The Post.

Fischthal apologized to the student in an email and set up a private discussion online about the issue that she titled "Insensitive Language."

"I apologize if I made anyone uncomfortable in the class by using a slur when quoting from and discussing the text," Fischthal wrote. "Please do share your thoughts."

Six students responded, including the initial complainant. Two defended Fischthal and the rest said the N-word should not have been used. Fischthal also invited students to discuss the controversy during the next class but she said the N-word was not used by anyone during that discussion.


"Pudd’nhead Wilson," published in 1894, is one of Twain’s lesser-known novels. It focuses on the absurdity and tragedy of racism and slavery. The plot turns on a light-skinned slave named Roxy who decides to switch her light-skinned baby boy with her master’s baby boy shortly after birth in order to save her child from being "sold down the river" and to ensure him a life of wealth and white privilege.

Roxy’s biological son, however, grows up to be a spoiled monster while the master’s biological son grows up as a humble man of character. The story turns into a murder mystery at the end when Roxy’s biological son commits a vicious crime and his real identity is revealed.

"It satirizes the entire evil institution of slavery," Fischthal told the Post. "The point of this novel was that there is no inherent difference between Blacks and Whites. Clothes and education are what distinguishes people. Both the boys in the story look exactly the same, even though one is by law a slave, and the other one is a privileged White boy."

Fischthal said she was unaware of how racial politics have exploded at universities around the country but said she was "horrified" by the case of another SJU adjunct instructor, Richard Taylor. Taylor was fired earlier this year when students complained that he was racist because of questions he posed during a lesson involving slavery.

"I never thought that would happen to me," said Fischthal, who is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. "I’m one of the last people who should be accused of racism. I know where it leads and I know where it ends. In every class I teach the evils of stereotyping."

But Fischthal’s apologies and her efforts to address the issue ultimately did not help.

On March 3 she was called into a meeting with HR about her use of the N-word in class, the subsequent discussion of it and a comment she allegedly made about a Black student’s hair. Fischthal said she only made a remark about a student’s head being wrapped up during class and it had nothing to do with her hair.

She said she was also criticized for mentioning her family’s experience in the Holocaust during class.

On March 5 she was suspended pending an investigation she had violated the university’s policy against bias. On April 29 she was fired.

Fischthal said she always received good performance reviews from both her bosses and students.

Attorneys for FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) sent the Rev. Brian J. Shanley, SJU president, a letter late Friday calling on him to reinstate Fischthal.

"Quoting (Mark Twain’s) work in a class on satire falls squarely within the protection afforded by academic freedom, which gives faculty members the breathing room to determine whether — and how — to discuss material students might find offensive," the FIRE letter read.

When contacted by The Post, Brian Browne, a spokesman for St. John’s, said that "if your assertion is that she was fired for reading aloud from a Mark Twain novel, that is incorrect." He refused to elaborate, saying the university does not comment on personnel matters.

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  Lily James as Pam Anderson...incredible
Posted by: zigbee - Yesterday, 04:49 PM - Forum: ZigbeeNutHouse List of topics for discussion - Replies (1)

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  I just switched from Android to Apple
Posted by: K9Buck - Yesterday, 04:00 PM - Forum: ZigbeeNutHouse List of topics for discussion - Replies (7)

I'm having an iPhone 12-mini sent to me.  It will the first Apple product that I have purchased.  I wanted to stick with the Samsung Galaxy line but Samsung's quality has significantly diminished with the exception of their $1,300 flagship phone.  Another issue is these cell phones have gotten too damn big.  Anyway, my purchase set me back nearly $800, including tax.

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  Where is Chinabuck
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Where is Chinabuck ? Vacation ?

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  Powerline : Gas Mask Edition
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  It's amazing to me that team Biden has been virtually mute...
Posted by: K9Buck - Yesterday, 09:08 AM - Forum: ZigbeeNutHouse List of topics for discussion - Replies (7)

...about the catastrophic attack on our nation's fuel supply by a Russian (allegedly) gang.  You watch, Team Biden will do NOTHING about it.

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  This Sunday/Monday is the Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost
Posted by: Orbit1 - 05-14-2021, 08:46 PM - Forum: ZigbeeNutHouse List of topics for discussion - No Replies

 Shavuot or Pentecost is the Feast of Weeks. You count 7 weeks and 1 day.

This was the day the Torah was given by God to Moses on Mt Sinai in Exodus.

It is also the exact same day a few thousand years later, when the Ruach HaKodesh the Holy Spirit was given in Acts chapter 2.

That is why there were so many gathered in Jerusalem. Shavuot was one of the 3 major Feasts that they were required to go back.

So the Torah and the Holy Spirit were given on the same day. That’s not a Coincidence.

Here is part of a long article from Hebrew4Christians that summarizes it

Here is the full article for anyone interested...https://hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/Shavuot/shavuot.html

During Temple times, Shavuot was observed an agricultural festival, though the sages also recognized it as the time to commemorate the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. As one of the three pilgrimage festivals, Jews from all over the world would come to Jerusalem to celebrate and reaffirm their commitment to the covenant of Moses.

And such was the practice when God delivered the Substance of which the festival of Shavuot was merely a "type and a shadow." For the Brit Chadashah reveals that Shavuot is the climax of God's plan for our deliverance through Yeshua, the true Lamb of God (Seh Elohim). The countdown to Shavuot represents the giving of the anticipated New Covenant to mankind, since it was on this very day that the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) was given to form the Church of God.

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With a touch of divine irony, on the very day that Jews from around the world gathered in Jerusalem to reaffirm their commitment to the covenant of Moses, the Holy Spirit descended upon Israel to offer the promise of the New Covenant to all who will believe (see Acts 2:1-42). This new covenant makes Torah a matter of the heart, written by the God's Spirit, that yields a life fruitful in the praise of God.

Just as the resurrection of Yeshua represents the Firstfruits of those who have died (1 Cor 15:20) and fulfills the prophetic ritual of the waving of the omer on the festival of First Fruits, so the giving of the Holy Spirit to the church fulfills the wave offering of the wheat loaves on the day of Shavuot.

Shavuot marks the time when God entered into covenant with the Jewish nation. During the first Shavuot at Sinai, God instituted the Mosaic covenant and gave the Torah in written form, but during the Shavuot at Zion, after the resurrection of Yeshua, God established the New Covenant when He wrote the Torah on the hearts of Yeshua's followers. 

  • Shavuot at Mount Sinai is sometimes considered the day on which Judaism was born.  Shavuot in Jerusalem (Mount Zion) is the day on which the church was born when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the followers of the Mashiach.

  • At Mount Sinai the Ten Commandments were written on tablets of stone by the "finger of God" (Exodus 31:18), but at Mount Zion, the Torah is written on tables of the heart by the Spirit of God (2 Cor 3:3; Hebrews 8:10). 

  • Just as the Israelites were affirmed as God's chosen people on Shavuot with the giving of the Torah, so the Church was affirmed as God's chosen people at Shavuot after the Mashiach's ascension into heaven as the Mediator of a Better Covenant (Hebrews 8:6). The 3,000 that were added to the church that day were firstfruits of the redeemed people of God.

  • In the Jewish tradition, Shavuot is compared to a wedding, for it was on Shavuot that the covenant between God and the Jewish People was sealed at Mount Sinai. The church is called Kallat Mashiach - the Bride of Messiah (Rev 21:2,9), and we eagerly await the marriage supper to come (Rev 19:9). 

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