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A blue jay in watercolor. Really happy how this turned out 5 comments
roanoke · 1 hour ago
Beautiful. Lots of skill.
*laughs in apocalyptically* 16 comments
roanoke · 15 hours ago
Okay. I see where you’re coming from, but keep in mind that not all Christians believe in biblical endtimes as such. So the argument doesn’t have to be an attack against Christianity. And for many people it is not.
Part of the communication difficulties come from trying to translate the terms and distill the ideas. So for example, it started as “global warming” because the climate (climate not weather, these are distinct) trend is overall warming. But that phrase didn’t help people understand because people said, “warming?! But it’s cold outside now.” To make the language more accessible the term was updated to “climate change.” It’s not that the information has changed, it’s that the communication has.
And just like any group of Christians cannot control the messaging of all groups, neither can any group of scientists. I mean that to say, that sometimes people spew nonsense in the name of science just as they do in the name of religion, love, any other passion.
Far superior 29 comments
roanoke · 15 hours ago
Take heart @honeybumblebee the millennials are going to save the world. :)
The older generation has been disparaging the younger generation for as long as people have been having kids.
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roanoke · 15 hours ago
Baby boomers were born between 1943-1965. They are called baby boomers because they were born after the war during an economic baby boom.
Generations are separated into peer cohorts based on shared experiences and cultural shifts. So, yes, many of the boomers cane of age in the sixties (shared experiences) that’s not where they got their name.
We have been using the baby boomers as a generational categorization since before we had a name for millennials (so it really isn’t just to separate the two).
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roanoke · 20 hours ago
The called millennials because they came of age during that time.
I see where the confusion comes from, but millennials are born from 1980-1995.
There’s a lot of literature regarding the topic so you don’t have to take my word for it.
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roanoke · 20 hours ago
I haven’t accused Christians of anything, let’s start with that. And I firmly believe there is plenty of room for science and Christianity in the same body.
I am suggesting that just because it seems like the scientists are guessing at the trajectory based on past data with flawed accounting for variables, doesn’t mean there’s not more to it.
And to your point, they can’t point to exactly where on the dart board his dart will land (and largely they aren’t claiming to) but they can in fact accurately report that if he throws the dart, it will (without intervention) leave his hand. And that’s what we are looking at here. Climate change is happening. It’s is a thrown dart in motion. The dart has left the players hand.
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roanoke · 20 hours ago
Predominantly, boomers are their parents. Some of the older gen xers are parents to millennials but most are siblings. Gen Xers are 40-55 years old right now, while millennials are 25-40 years old.
So, clearly a 25 year old person could easily have a 50-55 year old parent, it’s not the majority of the cohort.
When studying market trends, we look at millennials and boomers together because millennials have what we call a boomerang effect on their parents (the boomers).
The boomers were previously the largest purchasing cohort, until the majority of their children came into purchasing power.
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roanoke · 21 hours ago
Also: who raised the millennials? People learn that stuff from their parents...
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*laughs in apocalyptically* 16 comments
roanoke · 22 hours ago
That’s like saying just because you jump off a building doesn’t mean you’re going to hit the ground. Without a major intervention you will hit the ground. Yes, until it happens it is not a fact, but unless you can see Spider-Man swooping in, it’s a pretty good bet the jumper will hit the ground.
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roanoke · 1 day ago
What? Are you talking about the scientists that have copious data that unequivocally proves that a major climate change is occurring?
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Oh- Oh god no 11 comments
roanoke · 1 day ago
Yikes HP. You really went out of your way on that one. I didn’t realize he was that sort of guy.
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Get in loser where going skiing 5 comments
roanoke · 1 day ago
‘Cause we knew what you meant. :)
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When I see that money in my account tomorrow, I'm probably going to sh#t myself a 4 comments
roanoke · 1 day ago
That’s a really nice pool.
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Weird products 4 comments
roanoke · 3 days ago
I like that it’s “regular tall people” because somehow not tall people aren’t “regular.”
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Two damaging Vulture 32 comments
roanoke · 3 days ago
Actually, studies suggest that (generally) women have more (like a lot more) stamina and endurance than men. Men have a tendency to be stronger and capable of more intense bursts of energy, while women can maintain a consistent pace and level of exertion.
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Haven't seen this in a while 10 comments
roanoke · 4 days ago
You’ve never shared a bed with someone who has interesting parasomnias.
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Haven't seen this in a while 10 comments
roanoke · 4 days ago
I awoke once to being bitten. My the mouth of my significant other was pressed against my just bitten shoulder. “Did you just bite me?!” *groggy spouse wakes up* “yeah, I think I did. “
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Lifestyle influencer 8 comments
roanoke · 4 days ago
Now, I’d for sure like to check back on this and see what his influence is over time. Because I love the **** out of the idea that he just went out and did that.
Edit: omg. My new hero. He has 324k followers now. Amazing. I haven’t loved a thing on the Internet this well in a while.
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Apple anyone? 11 comments
roanoke · 5 days ago
Guessing she’s Eris, Greek goddess of discord. She didn’t get invited to a party and found out. She stormed in and caused some chaos by tossing in a golden apple for “the fairest”. Madness and goddess competition ensues.
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Looking at you, Corporate America 3 comments
roanoke · 6 days ago
No. USA has pretty awful time off standards.
For most organizations Sunday is just another work day. Now, if you are paid hourly, or if you are salaried-non-exempt (typically meaning salary less than $40k annually or in a position that is not unique within the organization) that you will get paid time and a half for any hours over 40. So for those folks, if Sunday is “overtime” they will get time and a half.
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Hey, doggo! It's playtime! 2 comments
roanoke · 6 days ago
I used to have a Pyrenees just like that. She had a cat (or maybe the cat had her) and the cat liked to play. Sometimes she would play too but sometimes she would lay there just like that dog while the cat chewed on her face.
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Daily Dose of Prehistory: Back From Extinction 118 2 comments
roanoke · 6 days ago
It’s too bad we don’t still have mini elephants.
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To my coworker 5 comments
roanoke · 6 days ago
But just because you know it doesn’t mean you can help it...
Cause all men will stop paying child support 47 comments
roanoke · 1 week ago
Celticrose, I was just being a jerk. I don’t think all men are anything specific (nor women). Just talking trash. The original post was inflammatory and I was being inflammatory too. The two issues aren’t really related.
Rosalinas I do not think that sex is just for reproduction (in fact I go to great lengths to ensure that it isn’t). But I do think choosing a sexual partner carries responsibility.
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Cause all men will stop paying child support 47 comments
roanoke · 1 week ago
I’m saying that two people shouldn’t (that’s responsibility on both partners) have sex if they aren’t willing to deal with the consequences of sexual intercourse. Sex is in fact a commitment. And your offspring is your responsibility, regardless of whether you give birth to it or not. I get it, that’s a big ask. But so is taking care of a child or choosing to have an abortion or dumping a child to adoption. Two people are responsible for the outcomes and choices. 100% of the time.
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