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Haji 2003

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  1. It's gone pretty well. President's speech right now, so taking a break before Ziarat Waritha.
  2. Dua Nudba now and takbir in half an hour: https://www.hujjat.org
  3. Is it her position or anyone else's to question his motives?
  4. I think this might count. It seems to me that people are using belief in the American constitution/way-of-life (?) in order to deny science. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/22/us-stores-against-face-masks
  5. There's a rich tradition of rationalists debunking claims of miracles in India: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/10/world/india-s-guru-busters-debunk-all-that-s-mystical.html https://www.pri.org/stories/2012-11-22/miracles-questioned-south-india
  6. Where modern religious leaders offer the ability to perform miracles as the basis for believing in them - you can be sure that someone is being relieved of their money in an illegitimate manner.
  7. Kind of. He is obese (the morbid bit is the trolling). And that is a health risk. Azar had to say so very diplomatically the other day. There is a productive discussion to be had about the factors that cause obesity, for poor people there are influences that are beyond their control but there are others which are controllable. To say that someone has no responsibility for their fattitude is irresponsible IMHO. https://time.com/5837998/alex-azar-greater-risk-profiles-covid-19/
  8. My view is based on this. As I see it the danger from the wide availability of guns is not necessarily in terms of strangers killing each other, but the good people shooting themselves, their families and their kids firing off by mistake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States#/media/File:1999-_Gun-related_deaths_USA.png
  9. As a European, I have always had a strong view that gun ownership laws in the U.S. are wrong and that guns should be banned. But I think we are also entering into uncharted times when it comes to the social and economic upheaval that is to come. Yesterday's industries will be laying off and tomorrow's will not have had time to recruit. We're likely to face severe economic dislocation. Unemployment and poverty will mean that people who otherwise would not use their guns to seize money etc. will now be tempted to do so. In countries where guns are widely available (especially the U.S.) I had always said that I did not think having one was worthwhile because the statistics on: Deaths by accidental discharge Deaths by suicide Deaths of people who are close to the gun owner All suggested that the defence benefit was outweighed by the above. But given the possible risks to property etc. I now wonder whether it's time to revisit that anti-gun thinking? Where there are few guns widely available e.g. Europe, my anti-gun stance remains.
  10. I agree with Pelosi, but if it had been the other way around, a dude would have been accused of 'fat-shaming' the woman.
  11. Put up a photo of yourself as your background on the video setting. Step away from the camera. Background images can also be gif type animated ones, have yourself nodding for extra realism.
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