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Seems like the Americans have a surplus of candidates, maybe we could pick one of them?


by generic on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 06:37:46 AM EST
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Who needs swine flu vaccines, when you have God's love pouring into our immune systems... but has it been updated for 2019 virus variants?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 09:40:53 AM EST
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I hear God's love is eternal and unchanging so that might pose a small problem.
by generic on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 09:45:58 AM EST
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God's love in practice
Providentially. That is the word. For the fly had not been left behind by accident. No, the hand of Providence was in it. There are no accidents. All things that happen, happen for a purpose. They are foreseen from the beginning of time, they are ordained from the beginning of time. From the dawn of Creation the Lord had foreseen that Noah, being alarmed and confused by the invasion of the prodigious brevet fossils, would prematurely fly to sea unprovided with a certain invaluable disease. He would have all the other diseases, and could distribute them among the new races of men as they appeared in the world, but he would lack one of the very best -- typhoid fever; a malady which, when the circumstances are especially favorable, is able to utterly wreck a patient without killing him; for it can restore him to his feet with a long life in him, and yet deaf, dumb, blind, crippled, and idiotic. The housefly is its main disseminator, and is more competent and more calamitously effective than all the other distributors of the dreaded scourge put together. And so, by foreordination from the beginning of time, this fly was left behind to seek out a typhoid corpse and feed upon its corruptions and gaum its legs with germs and transmit them to the re-peopled world for permanent business. From that one housefly, in the ages that have since elapsed, billions of sickbeds have been stocked, billions of wrecked bodies sent tottering about the earth, and billions of cemeteries recruited with the dead.
(Mark Twain, of course)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 10:57:32 AM EST
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Thank Lagarde!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 04:25:28 PM EST
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As I commented to my eldest after the debate, "I think Williamson mixed Valvoline with whatever ditchweed she was smoking."
by rifek on Tue Jul 2nd, 2019 at 03:52:08 AM EST
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