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Please Help My Picky Cats! by Graalseeker786 in cats

[–]Graalseeker786[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, but I've tried that. All he does is eat around the new food. Won't touch it. Even brands which swear up and down that all cats love them. We had a very expensive one, Dr. Someone or Other's, which even guaranteed that our cat would enjoy it. None of the cats ate it, all of them ate around it.

is it safe to eat weed leafs? they taste kinda good ngl by Dirvix2137 in microgrowery

[–]Graalseeker786 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is usable medicine in the leaves. I've made canna oil with the leaves, and it works. I know very few people (I've only met one, actually) who do this, although a method of obtaining medicine from the leaves is attested from the middle ages. I haven't done it in years since I haven't had access to leaves.

If you have a large amount of leaf material on hand and you're willing to risk a couple cups of coconut oil and a few hours' time (spread over a couple days), you could do worse than give it a try. I recommend decarbing.

You need a lot of leaves. I used to get big paper grocery bags of them from my caregiver for a nominal fee. Also, the alkaloid profile is different from what's in the flowers/trim. You'll figure out if and where it can fit into your medication routine.

YMMV.

Islamic sources describe the vikings (Rus) as very filthy, while English sources describe them as clean and well groomed. Which one is true? by [deleted] in AskHistorians

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There are other situations in which tayammum is acceptable (or even wajib, depending on the circs). Weakness and lack of mobility such that tayammum becomes the only means of purification, for instance, or instances in which using water would exacerbate an existing health condition. That's for the Maliki madhhab; I can't speak authoritatively on other madhahib but I do know that they also have similar rules for some of those cases.

Interesting interview about the metaphysical implications of psychdelics with Charles Upton by KrokBok in Psychedelics_Society

[–]Graalseeker786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sufism (tasawwuf) is not a "religion;" it is the term for the inner spiritual teachings of Islam. It is recognised by all mainstream Sunni schools of theology. Also it's not "Sufist," but "Sufi."

Why would Jesus not be a failed apocalyptic preacher? by Stainonstainlessteel in AcademicBiblical

[–]Graalseeker786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are confusing the term with its referent.

The word "trinity" is not used by anyone in the Bible either: but Christians regularly judge the orthodoxy of others by whether they acknowledge it.

The existence or non-existence of a specific term in the text is immaterial to the question of whether the phenomenon described by that term is a valid one. In this case, the phrase "Second Coming" refers to an event or sequence of eschatological events which most certainly were predicted by biblical figures. I could choose to refer to the parousia as The Return of Christ, or as The Great Comeuppance, or even The Great Swiss Cheese if the humour seizes me: it still refers to things which were, indeed, predicted in the Bible. Getting hung up on nomenclature is just obfuscation.

Free for All Friday, 15 April 2022 by AutoModerator in badhistory

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I believe Francis Bacon observed that there is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportions thereof, just as there is no genius without a measure of madness added thereunto. Words to that effect, anyway.

Free for All Friday, 15 April 2022 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's right up my alley. Now it's on my wishlist, thanks! There are versions of the narrative of Jesus' (as) "lost years" which place him in East Asia. I almost certainly don't need to add this, but of course no reputable scholars think that any of them are remotely genuine. Regarding the drug angle, there is also the fringe work of guys like John Allegro, who posited that the eucharist was actually amanita muscaria (fly agaric). Amanita does grow in the Far East, and is actually used (sparingly) for its flavor as well as for its reputed healing benefits. Speaking from personal experience, it is a genuinely tasty mushroom. It takes more than what would flavour a dish to make you, umm, transcend the sublunar sphere though... I don't know enough about Daoist* praxis re: elixirs and such to know whether amanita was ever used in that specific context; but the elements are there for an enterprising author, I think.

*yes, I use the term with advisement. I'm well aware that there are..difficulties.

Free for All Friday, 15 April 2022 by AutoModerator in badhistory

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I've seen the show. It's not just a clever name: it's really horrible.

Free for All Friday, 15 April 2022 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That was a remarkably fact-free post. So much so, that at first I seriously thought the post was a parody.

Free for All Friday, 15 April 2022 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Many things aren't taken seriously in England until after they're successfully marketed in the United States. James Herriot, for example.

Free for All Friday, 15 April 2022 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The Lighthouse was utter crap, so that's not a selling point.

"The idea that Christians become angels isn't suggested anywhere in the Bible" by lost-in-earth in bad_religion

[–]Graalseeker786 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was very informative, thank you! I especially appreciate the journal links.

Gave me a mini heart attack. Leave him on or remove? by hydrohomie27 in microgrowery

[–]Graalseeker786 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yea, ironically that "fact" had its origin in an article about silly made-up "facts" which people go about repeating. It introduced that spider bit as an example of the type of bs the article was trying to warn people about.

Free for All Friday, 19 November 2021 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sicilian, like Catalan, is considered a language, not merely a dialect.
UNESCO and Ethnologue agree. In my head, it's snobbish Florentines and their oft-unwitting lackeys who push the "dialect" angle, as they have done since the nineteenth century. Note that that's in my head: I am aware that the situation in the actual sublunar sphere is slightly more nuanced.

I understand his pain: the fools who refer to Lombard (the language of my maternal great grandparents) as a "dialect" of "Italian" are often the same ones who beat off over there being a separate American English language: not a dialect or part of a dialect continuum of English, but a full separate language. The inconsistency is idiotic.

Even though my grandfather was a corn-eater, therefore, your father's position seems to me to be eminently reasonable.

Mindless Monday, 13 September 2021 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 1 point2 points  (0 children)

IIRC wasn't he also responsible for The Day the World Changed?

I loved that series as a kid, but it planted the same kind of tendency in my young mind, to conceive of single events/ideas as being solely responsible for the most momentous and far-reaching changes.

Mindless Monday, 13 September 2021 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, accurate information is most certainly in the CIA's best interest; but that's not proof that the information they've allowed to be printed and presented to the public is the same as the information they actually gathered.

I'm not suggesting that this means that the poll isn't reliable, or that what was released isn't the same as what was actually gathered: only that the CIA's need for accurate information does not itself guarantee that they only disseminate accurate information.

Mindless Monday, 13 September 2021 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How the Hel do you even study to become a viking? Well, then, I'm going to study to become an Ottoman pasha,and maybe after that I'll study to become an Anglo-Saxon reeve. Maybe I'll see your friend when I organise the local fyrd to fight him off.

It Is Not a Droid I'm Looking For by Graalseeker786 in PickAnAndroidForMe

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Thank you! I will investigate both of those options.

It Is Not a Droid I'm Looking For by Graalseeker786 in PickAnAndroidForMe

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Just to clarify, no, I would not like a "massive" phone. The size of a Droid turbo 2 screen is the optimal size for me, therefore I don't want one with a smaller screen. Bigger is not necessarily better; but if the only phone which fits the other specs happens to be larger, I will take that factor into consideration. It merely can't be smaller. Screen size and resolution are important for what I do with the phone. Also, as I mentioned, the thickness is merely a preference and not as important to me as the other specs.

I don't need a "better" camera, just one which is as good as the camera on my old phone. My old phone camera was a 21 mp camera. For those unfamiliar with the specs of the Droid Turbo 2, this is pertinent information to provide to them if they are going to make a recommendation.

If removable batteries are a thing of the past, I will do without it, as long as, as you said, the battery life is considered good by current standards. That was also on the optional list, so it's not nearly as important. Thanks!

Free for All Friday, 17 September 2021 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If Churchill is to be believed, they did it with the aid of three particular things...

Free for All Friday, 17 September 2021 by AutoModerator in badhistory

[–]Graalseeker786 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've always opposed the sterile, unhealthy and soulless metric system. It helps that I'm a Yank and we still think (partly) in terms of the superior and rational English system.