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20-10-2016, 07:03 AM
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Shows how much you guys know! As this authentic photograph clearly shows, he was off that cross and out of there like a thief in the night in no time. (That whole 1 Thessalonians 5:2 was just another case of botched up translation.) Credible sources report that he ended up opening a nice little seafood restaurant and, due to obvious reasons, made out like a bandit (though the gluten-free craze hit him rather hard, plus, most reviews claim the wine tasted somewhat watered down).

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(That whole resurrection baloney was cooked up by the Illuminati, when they travelled back in time after that first wormhole opened up in CERN.)

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20-10-2016, 10:38 AM (This post was last modified: 20-10-2016 11:01 AM by Shai Hulud.)
RE: Ranting corner
(19-10-2016 03:49 PM)Vera Wrote:  
(19-10-2016 02:05 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Would not be shocked if it were real

It’s a direct quote from that musical and poetic masterpiece of a song, Dropkick me, Jesus, so it very well may be real.

Quote:Then I saw that they're doing "spiritual warfare" with copies of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) show "Crossing the Goal". A sports themed thing where I could totally envisage someone wearing that shirt...


Well, there’s Christian wrestling, so I can’t say that surprised me too much (though I tried watching a bit and it was cringe-worthy). This, on the other, kinda did surprise me… Blink

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Title: Undefeated
We should realize that Jesus willingly fights and intercedes on our behalf. We should remember as our efforts to help others go largely overlooked and unappreciated, so also do the manifold works of God. To see our Savior as Undefeated is no simple task. As we are battered and knocked down so often in this short but intense life, we may secretly wonder about the power of God. Why would a loving Father let us suffer so? Why should we be put in the ring with forces greater than us? If we count the earthly cost of Jesus' divine qualities, we see He bears the scars of many previous battles, most of which are unknown to us. Perhaps then our scars can be put in perspective. Would Jesus have the compassion needed to forgive and have mercy on us had he not suffered as we too must suffer? Did living the life of a mortal add to His infinite abilities to understand the frailties of His children? Indeed it is so. Not only did Jesus willingly allow those things to happen to Himself but He also allows them to happen to us. In the presence of man's arrogance, to destroy that which is spiritually superior to him, Jesus suffered more than we will ever know. Let us choose to be in the ring, to fight the good fight of faith, and be grateful that we are in the same corner with the Undefeated one. Regardless of how humility is scorned as weakness by the ungodly, one scar, in the true unselfish and humble service of Christ, is greater than all the crowns made for all the kings of the world

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Title: Warfare
The battle for our eternal destiny was never intended to be easy. It is only in our daily moment to moment free will choices that we achieve victory over our human nature. And once our flesh has experienced a taste of the divine reality our most difficult struggles begin. Our urge to avoid God must always be mirrored in front of our need to serve God by loving man and serve man by loving God. Having once felt the joys of eternal life in our veins there is no recourse but to face the struggle that taunts us even as we sleep. And finally having made the choice to rise from the ashes of our self-destructive tendencies we experience the mortal version of the resurrection of our souls by sensing God's joyous approval in our hearts and we know what must be done. We know that it doesn't matter how many times we fail. We know it doesn't matter how many times we are ashamed of our past. We know once and for all the only thing that really matters is that we have made the final and irrevocable consecrated free-will choice to forever be a child of God, scars and all. Our will must be dedicated to doing the will of our Father and serving others as Jesus served and continues to serve us. We must rise up. We must succeed. We must truly become alive and breathe the air of spiritual truth, beauty, and goodness. At the same time we must also know we work in the presence of the same moral decay and darkness that swallows every good seed that can only live anew in the light of God by its very death. "Warfare" is dedicated to my struggle and the struggles of every person who says "Yes" to God regardless of the battles and regardless of the price.

And then I asked myself what is this obsession with religion and sports over there, and came across this.

"For far too long, lamented Thomas Wentworth Higginson in 1858, “the saints have been ‘ashamed of their bodies.’”For Higginson, Christians had failed to realize the interconnectedness between body and spirit. Christians needed something more physically robust. And as it so happened, America’s bourgeoning physical culture movement was ideal. Noting development of a certain social trend in the early Victorian period, one scholar described the movement as “a tradition which celebrated the Christian gentleman as vigorous, athletic, and manly.” With the “cult of sport and games” in the late-19th and early 20th centuries, this scholar wrote, such “Muscular Christianity” was seen “as a needed corrective to the feminine influence in religion.” Simply put, there were too many women and not enough men in church. Christianity needed more masculine appeal, and physical culture provided. The point? Christians popularized physical culture and sports in America, and they did so by critiquing the fragility of women and the pervasive problem of womanly ways."

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*facepalm* Wow...just...wow. I've never watched the Christian Wrestling stuff, but did read about it once in a book that covered all sorts of Evangelical Christian subcultural oddities from Christian bookseller and toy trade shows to Christian wrestling to Passion Plays in the Midwest where the author was afraid to admit to being a Jew after someone made a comment about lynching them (or something to that effect).

Edit: No, self righteous dramatic person with a persecution complex, this is not "how it must have felt to be a Catholic in 1930s Spain". Parishes are not being burned to the ground by armed troops. Men, women, and children are not being rounded up and shot in the streets for their faith. To compare the fact you're scared that the next President may not have a penis and doesn't agree with you about abortion is not equivalent to the Red Terror.

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20-10-2016, 11:49 AM
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(19-10-2016 11:50 PM)OrdoSkeptica Wrote:  I know i'm going off the current topic of Jesus related sport paraphernalia but i didn't know where else to put this

Who and how the fuck did a match up between socialistviews and theborg occur how did we manage a throw down between a word salad generator given life and the definition of delusional made manifest .And wanna know even harder is why aren't we trying for more of this seriously matching up this sites lunatics would be freaking awesome we could have.

Tomasia vs Call Of The Wild they could exchange insults accusations and never get around to having a fucking point

We could put Thedarkone up against his own sense of victim hood

and KerimF up against a glass of warm cola (i betting on the cola)

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20-10-2016, 12:05 PM
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(15-10-2016 04:44 PM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  
(15-10-2016 04:10 PM)skyking Wrote:  Watching all the National Weather Service and power company tweets now. This one "blew" my mind.
"Strong jet stream (185 mph at 30,000 ft) across Pacific is major player in today's storm. Quite the tail wind for eastbound flights"
185 MPH Sadcryface

Would a commercial jet actually fly close to a wind that strong? I would think that even though it was a tail wind, one that strong could really close the stall window. I was talking to a commercial pilot who does long hauls once and I was asking him about the stall speed at altitude. He said that they are going about 30% over it at cruise. I would think a 185 mph tailwind could really cause problems with the flow over the airfoil and the loss of lift would be substantial. I mean if you're going 600 mph ground speed, a 185 mph tailwind would equate to a 415 mph flow over the airfoil. That seems dangerous or am I thinking of this wrong?
You are right Big Grin

Firstoff we need to convert everything to knots.
Then we need to learn about TAS and IAS. TAS is "true airspeed" and IAS is "indicated airspeed". IAS is commonly used. Why? Because at higher altitudes (with thinner air and less lift and drag!) you arent interested in your real speed but your "effective speed, adjusted for air density at x feet i am flying at".
It is like saying "IAS is the speed you would be traveling at sea level corrected for the lower air density (and lift, and drag) at your actual current altitude. This way you only need to know your planes crucial speeds once and have instruments indicating your IAS. At sea level TAS = IAS. With altitude your plane is becoming "aerodynamically slower". 2%/1000ft

Rule of thumb for conversion is: TAS = IAS + 2% per (alt/1000 feet)
In other words: With keeping the actual speed constant, your plane behaves for every 1000ft alt, like it would slow down by 2%.

Now for the flight envelope of your airliner:
The stall speed for an airliner is ca. 150kn IAS at any altitude (with or without flaps? Dunno, think its with flaps). This is 150kn TAS at sea level and TAS = 150knIAS + 60% @30,000ft -> 240kn TAS @30,000ft
Commercial jets cruise at ca. 900+km/h TAS @30,000ft -> 500kn TAS -> 310kn IAS
(typical, can go as high as 35 or 40 DLH728 (A380) Frankfurt-Shanghai is currently at 37,000ft/490kn TAS)

Summary so far:
@30,000ft an airliner stalls at 150kn IAS (240knTAS), cruises at 310kn IAS (500knTAS)
Any tailwind >160kn IAS would make it stall. How fast is your tailwind? 200mph = 180kn TAS. Whats the IAS at 30,000ft? -> 180kn TAS @30,000ft = 110kn IAS

Now, the airliner travels at 310kn IAS with 110kn IAS tailwind, leaving it with an effective 200kn IAS @30.000ft. Given the 150kn stall speed, thats, barely, enough.
Smartass

P.S.: while the lift is becoming less, the drag is becoming less, too, so at altitude its easier for a plane to fly fast which in return it needs to do to keep its lift. This is not so prominent in modern jet planes which -thanks to turbines- can go 900km at any altitude but for prop planes it is.

Lets take a P51 (raw figures, for simplification!):
max speed at sea level 600km/hTAS -> 600km/h IAS
max speed at altutude (ca. 9000m): 750km/h TAS -> 500km/h IAS
As the plane gets actually faster at altitude, its IAS is actually getting lower. The stall speed is constant, probably 200km/h, so the margin between top speed and stall speed is actually getting smaller too (400->300). Wink

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20-10-2016, 08:45 PM
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(20-10-2016 07:03 AM)Vera Wrote:  Shows how much you guys know! As this authentic photograph clearly shows, he was off that cross and out of there like a thief in the night in no time. (That whole 1 Thessalonians 5:2 was just another case of botched up translation.) Credible sources report that he ended up opening a nice little seafood restaurant and, due to obvious reasons, made out like a bandit (though the gluten-free craze hit him rather hard, plus, most reviews claim the wine tasted somewhat watered down).

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(That whole resurrection baloney was cooked up by the Illuminati, when they travelled back in time after that first wormhole opened up in CERN.)

You’re welcome.

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Holy Shit

did a gamma bomb slip through a time portal and strike the near east

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20-10-2016, 09:17 PM
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DeeseBig Grin
"Now, the airliner travels at 310kn IAS with 110kn IAS tailwind, leaving it with an effective 200kn IAS @30.000ft. Given the 150kn stall speed, thats, barely, enough"


IAS = indicated airspeed. Airspeed is measured in the air. The tailwind is not any part of this. a tailwind does not affect airspeed.
The indicated airspeed plus or minus the wind component changes the ground speed. The plane cares not about ground speed. The pilot does, it affects how long it takes to get somewhere.
Example:

If I am flying in the pattern and there is a 20 knot wind from the south, I climb to the south in my plane at 105 knots indicated airspeed into this wind. My ground speed is 85 knots.
My plane sees 105 knots. The wing sees 105 knots. Then I turn crosswind, then downwind. groundspeed is now 125 knots heading north with the tailwind. The wing? still 105 knots. Indicated airspeed is what matters. It does not change when I turn into or out of a headwind, because the plane is entirely in this package of air travelling across the ground at 20 knots.
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20-10-2016, 09:37 PM
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My man's flight has been delayed.

He might be landing by 2am.

It's going to be a loooooong night.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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20-10-2016, 10:02 PM
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Well, I was gonna enjoy a nice 4 day weekend (thanks to it being a public holiday here on Monday) followed by an easy 8hour work week.
Now I have 1 day off, tomorrow, and am working 50 hours next week including the public holiday on Monday. What was gonna be a standard paycheck with an extra 13 hours worked has now become a standard paycheck with an extra 47 hours worked. Yuck.. effort. Oh well, it'll be nice to have a paycheck in the 4 digits again and it will be nice to have a spare $800 laying around. There goes a third of my debt and I haven't even started Christmas hours yet.
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21-10-2016, 01:03 PM
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Bloody Yodel (a carrier/deliver Dr in the UK) BLOODY strikes a-bloody-gain!

after waiting in all day for a "before 9pm" delivery by them I get van email at 7pm, "Your parcel has been delivered to a neighbour and the card we out through your door will tell you who."

No card on mat.

I checked that the doorbell was working this morning, just in case - all ok.

Last time, when I was actually out, they left the parcel - containing a pair of crutches - leaning against my front door where any passer-by could pick it up.

Amazon used to use Yodel and, last time I looked, two years ago, there were 400 complaints about them. Lots of videos on Yt ofvP them just leaving stuff, throwing it over gates, miss-handling it at the depot etc.

Filled in the survey, totally negative except for one point. Informed seller that if Yodel is their preferred carrier I will be going elsewhere for my tools in future, regardless of the price.

Since I do not get on with the neighbour on one side and the other is obviously out. I am not inclined to chase the parcel, it's not critical. If it is not volunteered by the neighbour by Monday have told the seller I expect a refund for,poor service and no outcome.








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21-10-2016, 03:36 PM
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(20-10-2016 09:37 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  My man's flight has been delayed.

He might be landing by 2am.

It's going to be a loooooong night.

  1. Make a sandwich and put it in the fridge.
  2. Put a note on the fridge.
  3. Call a limo service.
  4. Go to bed at a reasonable hour.

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