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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #150 on: January 18, 2022, 06:55:32 PM »
Another thing that's not getting touched on here is the cost of living increases across the board, largely as a direct result of COVID policy.

In the US it may be blamed on covid by the media and pols, but I have read the whole container snafu in CA is due to CA's nuts energy policies and the truckers.
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #151 on: January 18, 2022, 06:57:05 PM »
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Do I remember, or do I know how to read and use a computer?

To use the computer to search, you have to remember what you are looking for.  That level of functionality means you can remember sins in a confessional.

I don't trust you.
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #152 on: January 18, 2022, 07:13:50 PM »
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Do I remember, or do I know how to read and use a computer?

To use the computer to search, you have to remember what you are looking for.  That level of functionality means you can remember sins in a confessional.

I don't trust you.
I'd be happy to explain some of my observations and limitations and tricks I've learned living with my medical condition, but since you are more interested in making false accusations and lying and thinking you know all there is to know, I do not see the point.

I have always claimed orthodoxy and traditional Catholicism, and I never deviated from it, yet, you accuse me of lying.

I don't know what there is to do but speak the truth and that is what I have done.

I am not your spiritual director or psychologist and I won't pretend to know more about you than I could possibly know, but I do know that there is no purpose in interacting with you. If you kept your commentary on me to a minimum that would be appreciated, but I hope I do not waste any more time on dealing with you.
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In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin. Ecclesiasticus 7:40

O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? Psalms 4:3

But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness. But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.  For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timonthy 6:3-10
 
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #153 on: January 18, 2022, 07:32:08 PM »
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Do I remember, or do I know how to read and use a computer?

To use the computer to search, you have to remember what you are looking for.  That level of functionality means you can remember sins in a confessional.

I don't trust you.
I'd be happy to explain some of my observations and limitations and tricks I've learned living with my medical condition, but since you are more interested in making false accusations and lying and thinking you know all there is to know, I do not see the point.

I have always claimed orthodoxy and traditional Catholicism, and I never deviated from it, yet, you accuse me of lying.

I don't know what there is to do but speak the truth and that is what I have done.

I am not your spiritual director or psychologist and I won't pretend to know more about you than I could possibly know, but I do know that there is no purpose in interacting with you. If you kept your commentary on me to a minimum that would be appreciated, but I hope I do not waste any more time on dealing with you.

You used to be an anarcho capitalist and vegan.
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #154 on: January 18, 2022, 07:37:58 PM »
You used to be an anarcho capitalist
I don't know exactly what I might have expressed, but I do not associate myself with any political or economic system anymore. I think I completely dissociated from any political ideology over a decade ago, but I was never that much into politics. The kingdoms of this world are not my concern.

When I was young, I did think about such things and professed idealism typical of the young and inexperienced.

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and vegan.
I don't consume anything from animals still.
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In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin. Ecclesiasticus 7:40

O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? Psalms 4:3

But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness. But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.  For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timonthy 6:3-10
 

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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #155 on: January 18, 2022, 08:46:46 PM »
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Do I remember, or do I know how to read and use a computer?

To use the computer to search, you have to remember what you are looking for.  That level of functionality means you can remember sins in a confessional.

I don't trust you.

Having spent quite a bit of time chatting with Paeniteo, it's quite obvious to me that he does, indeed, have memory problems.  Keeping up such a ruse would be nigh impossible.
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They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 
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In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin. Ecclesiasticus 7:40

O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? Psalms 4:3

But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness. But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.  For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timonthy 6:3-10
 

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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #157 on: January 18, 2022, 09:21:57 PM »
Omicron has peaked in our health unit.  Down about 200 active cases in the past two days to 820 today.  A couple reports have speculated that the end of the omicron wave may be the end of the pandemic.  Omicron peaked in South Africa a couple of weeks ago.  Reports are saying it has peaked in the UK.  Ford is saying some of the restrictions can be lifted when we are sure omicron has peaked in Ontario.
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #158 on: January 19, 2022, 12:08:03 AM »
While we are on the subject, is wearing a mask of any sort a grave moral evil?

In Church: yes. Otherwise: stupid.
 
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #159 on: January 19, 2022, 12:37:34 AM »
Maybe people on this forum need a reminder that moral judgements don't come from sentiment, political stances, or personal whims.
In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin. Ecclesiasticus 7:40

O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? Psalms 4:3

But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness. But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.  For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timonthy 6:3-10
 
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #160 on: January 19, 2022, 01:32:27 AM »

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Wearing a mask is at least remote cooperation with evil, and in that sense wearing a mask is always intrinsically evil, without being per se sinful.

The craziest statement I have ever read here on SD. The fallen nature of man on display.
 

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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #161 on: January 19, 2022, 07:17:56 AM »
Everyone was polite and kind to you regarding your parents’ death. Who was rude to you about that? When has anyone in the history of the forum been rude to someone specifically regarding the death of a family member, especially a recent death?

If I had been using my parents' deaths to misinterpret others' posts, demand sympathy and apologies, and talk about who I wanted to slap, I hope that I would have gotten some push back.  Being in mourning is not a free pass for behaviour that would otherwise be unacceptable.  (Maybe it is in your culture, but that is not how I see it.) 
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #162 on: January 19, 2022, 08:37:29 AM »
Everyone was polite and kind to you regarding your parents’ death. Who was rude to you about that? When has anyone in the history of the forum been rude to someone specifically regarding the death of a family member, especially a recent death?

If I had been using my parents' deaths to misinterpret others' posts, demand sympathy and apologies, and talk about who I wanted to slap, I hope that I would have gotten some push back.  Being in mourning is not a free pass for behaviour that would otherwise be unacceptable.  (Maybe it is in your culture, but that is not how I see it.)

Did the hospital prevent you from seeing them as they died? Did your neighbors ostracize you afterwards? Some of those people deserve a lot more than a good slap. Let's not get into people who agree with them.
 
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #163 on: January 19, 2022, 08:43:36 AM »
I'm truly sorry for your losses, Diaduit, Jayne, and Miriam. And also the suffering that you've been going through, FaithByProxy. These are very hard times and I hope the madness stops soon. The situations that Diaduit, Miriam & FbP described with their family members are horrifying and abusive, and should never happen to anybody in a sane culture. I don't think the OP was meant to be insensitive but it's clear that this societal madness is causing great harm and suffering to a lot of innocent people.

It is hard for everybody, the vaccinated, the unvaccinated, the "heroes against tyranny," the "compliers with government authority".  Normal life has been disrupted for just about all of us, whatever positions we take on these issues.  We are all seeing loved ones and acquaintances sick, dying, losing jobs, stressed, and depressed.  Many of us have been sick ourselves and facing these hardships. Most of us have to deal with family who disagree with our decisions around this.  Almost everyone is suffering from this in some way.

People are not usually posting to this forum seeking to comfort and be comforted in the face of suffering.  Nobody said anything about that being boring and nobody would.   What's boring is the endless repetitive polarized arguing.  It is not insensitive to ask what the point of it is.

If we came together as a community and supported each other, that would be a far better response to suffering than two years of useless bickering.  There is nothing insensitive about saying that.

I would like to thank this post for the attempt at fellow-feeling, but the glaring failure to distinguish between damage caused by the virus and damage caused by collective hypochondria and ill-considered policies makes the appeal to togetherness seem underhanded and inauthentic to me. Sorry, you are on the wrong side of a very serious issue and there's no getting around that.
 
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Re: COVID life in your area
« Reply #164 on: January 19, 2022, 08:55:19 AM »
Everyone was polite and kind to you regarding your parents’ death. Who was rude to you about that? When has anyone in the history of the forum been rude to someone specifically regarding the death of a family member, especially a recent death?

If I had been using my parents' deaths to misinterpret others' posts, demand sympathy and apologies, and talk about who I wanted to slap, I hope that I would have gotten some push back.  Being in mourning is not a free pass for behaviour that would otherwise be unacceptable.  (Maybe it is in your culture, but that is not how I see it.)

Did the hospital prevent you from seeing them as they died? Did your neighbors ostracize you afterwards? Some of those people deserve a lot more than a good slap. Let's not get into people who agree with them.

A close friend of mine lost both her parents to Covid recently and she could not be with them.  It was very sad, of course, but she understood the reasons for this did not treat it like some sort of plot against her. If I were diaduit's neighbour I would not want to be around her either.  She does not seem to have any concern about spreading illness to others.  People have a right  to protect their health. 

She actually included the forum owner, the person who makes it possible for her to post here, in those she wants to slap, merely for daring to question why people post about Covid so much around here.  She also claimed he said things that he did not say.

Sorry, you are on the wrong side of a very serious issue and there's no getting around that.

People's insistence on making this be about "sides" is one of the most serious problems involved.
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