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Is Long Covid A Thing, Delusion, Side Effect, Meme?
cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/57333 > it's the new buzzword phrase I see tossed around

Is Long Covid A Thing, Delusion, Side Effect, Meme?
it's the new buzzword phrase I see tossed around

it’s a funny meme

tbh I’m not this schizo but I am


signal is an app you can download to text people

it basically takes the message you want to text, scrambles it up so someone trying to read it can’t see what it says, sends it over to a device, and the device unscrambles it so the person you’re trying to talk to can read it (end to end encryption I think)

so they’re blocking the scrambled up messages from sending because they must be able to detect that it’s still a signal message being sent

I don’t know how the OP’s suggestion works, but it sounds like they have info on how to connect the signal message to be sent somewhere (a proxy) which other signal users can also connect to, that will allow them to send messages to the proxy to the other person and so on

currently someone tries to send a signal message in iran, it goe to somewhere (???) that can detect it and prevent it from being sent. With this, the message goes to the proxy and then to the other person or from the other person to the first person. I don’t know if there are more people in the middle between each device, I too could be filled in further by someone


communism is anti property maga isn’t

communism is stateless maga isn’t

communism is atheistic maga isn’t

need we go on?




he puts out a ridiculous amount of music, very prolific



cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/57076 > #ambient #instrumental

#ambient #instrumental

J.R.R. Tolkien (Catholic LOTR author) had said he preferred “anarchy or monarchy”, it’s kind of a spin on that (see the anarcho-monarchism concept or meme).

I like the incentives in anarchy but recognize possible problems there of allowing various degeneracies. A lot of trad catholics like monarchy but it sounds possibly constrictive and anti-freedom and I don’t think it’s required that Catholics support monarchy (the French Revolution was anti-monarchist and anti-Catholic at the same time, since France was a Catholic monarchy, I think).

If the people are “good Christians” I’m not sure the form of government matters as much, as long as it’s not some kind of condemned form of government (or lack thereof) as communism is.

With ancaps we have the issue of mcnukes (an individual owning a nuclear weapon), with monarchy we have the issue of there being some kind of king who’s kind of dictatorial. It’s hard to find a perfect system, so I feel kind of whatever about it. But I’m not ok with a left-wing government that’s fine with abortion for example.

So I think ancap is best, but if we have problems with it I’m ok with there being some kind of coercive government. Kind of like if you have friends or neighbors and can be on an honor system. If it works, good. If people start abusing it, we may metaphorically have to elect an authority to enforce certain rules with force.


Christian conservative nationalist, prefer ancap but ok with some kind of more authoritarian government if it works well (like a monarchy, a republic, sometimes in practice I’m not sure it matters as much)

so things like abortion should be criminalized, a lot of issues could be voluntarily handled or done by private institutions instead of government

The divisions between “Christians” today is a bit mind-boggling in light of this kind of vision; seems like in history there’s been mostly Catholic or orthodox countries that could try to claim to have been “Christian nations” (were there any fully protestant ones?). I’m not sure the U.S. ever really was a “Christian nation” in that the government doesn’t recognize a national religion, but it has implemented some Christian principles and could be called a “Christian nation” in that sense (as it’s contained a lot of Christians in history).

Not sure this accurately describes everything, feel free to poke and ask questions or whatever


Summer Is Done: How'd It Go This Year?
cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/56957 > It'll be getting cold here in a few weeks. > > For me summer just was what it was, I can't really predict anything in life, too many "black swan" (unpredictable) events, there were the highs and the lows > > How was it for you?

Summer Is Done: How'd It Go This Year?
It'll be getting cold here in a few weeks. For me summer just was what it was, I can't really predict anything in life, too many "black swan" (unpredictable) events, there were the highs and the lows How was it for you?


I think there’s more to the story here but since you pray them I can see I am personally critical of something that you like or hold dear

so to remember why I reject the luminous mysteries I plug in to a search engine “don’t pray luminous mysteries” and am reminded

for example of this link: https://trcthoughts.com/2014/05/the-luminous-mysteries-and-why-you-should-dump-them/

that the rosary was originally 150 beads to correspond to the 150 psalms that the priests would pray daily, which then developed in to the breviary cycle (the hail marys were supposed to be a shortening of each psalm for the average layman)

so the luminous mysteries basically break with this pattern, it’s being implemented in a completely anti-Catholic way

They also mention the rosary was given “complete already” as a kind of revelation to St. Dominic from Mary.

further the article mentions that one of the reasons why these mysteries were attempted to be added was because the rosary was “stale” or “incomplete” in some way; but it’s already complete, hasn’t gone stale, and there is no reason to innovate on it basically.

schizos also point out lucifer is the “bringer of light”, the luminous mysteries just being another nod to the “light bringer”

the comments also mention that in practice they have tried to replace the other three sets of mysteries with the luminous a lot of times

it also throws off a coordination with calendar and seasons: https://thavmapub.com/2018/08/10/why-dont-i-use-the-luminous-mysteries/

meditation on different readings from the liturgical season is good and fine: Meditations For Every Day In The Year (And How To Pray Them, First Published 1669?)

There is real Schism coming

It’s pretty much happened, Vatican 2 is heretical and these antipopes are schismatic. Luminous mysteries are only one of the many things that are problematic that I’ve posted about as you know. In themselves sure they’re based on traditional teachings, but it’s still a pointless attempt at innovation in my view.

We have become protestants

Well, as we’ve discussed, Francis calls Lutherans "brothers and sisters in the Faith" which puts protestantism on par with what would be Catholicism. Hence we reject him as being a kind of “ecumenical” protestant, and not Catholic, and not a pope, and the Church he leads as not being the Catholic Church.

If the Church has the authority to save your soul, then they can add a set of mysteries to the Rosary

True, it’s just that the problems within some of these things then suggest other issues (the defects in the luminous mysteries as mentioned above, make us wonder why a pope would give them, or suggest he is not a pope; just like “John Paul II” being canonized while having publicly given grave scandal with the inter-religious Assisi event which would suggest that he should not be canonized even if he saved his soul; and since canonizations are infallible, this then suggests Francis is not pope as he canonized someone whose saintliness is doubtful, making him a doubtful pope.)

Ultimately we reject the luminous mysteries because we reject their claim to the papacy on other grounds.


cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/56515 > lots of american flags, saw a board talking about not cancelling dr. seuss

lots of american flags, saw a board talking about not cancelling dr. seuss

you look like a member of clown world anyway “lady”


osteologists strike back



honestly I don’t even like a drink at all, it just seems to decrease performance and isn’t even relaxing

I think this could be a bad sign of economic dependence leading to more risk averse behavior though more than a moral triumph


ok I got a few seconds in and judged the book by its cover as this may be a bit too quirky for me

but I have the message already with the title

but I came to mention the modernists created new “luminous mysteries” for the rosary which seems like a completely unnecessary change; some schizos also add that it makes 1/3 of that rosary (if you add that in) 66.6 beads

ember day today as well I think



https://batocera.org/

I thought I saw someone on discussions rave about this distro

tbh I am trying to avoid distrohopping although I just hopped recently because my “normal” distro of choice wasn’t working on a new computer I was trying to set up

like, can’t you install most distros and then just install extra software to make it work fine?


aren’t normal burials a sort of human composting (although maybe a lot slower?)



Communities: What New Ones Should We Make, Which Existing Ones Should We Check Out?
cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/56015 > We're getting closer to a 1 year of Wolfballs being up I think too

Communities: What New Ones Should We Make, Which Existing Ones Should We Check Out?
We're getting closer to a 1 year of Wolfballs being up I think too



Classic: Aesop's Fables
cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/55778 > Full text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11339

Classic: Aesop's Fables
Full text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11339


Other Uses For Roadkill?
cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/55408 > cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/55407 > > > So I've seen some sites promote eating roadkill - I have in mind deer you see dead on the side of the road. > > > > How about some other uses that might not risk illness from eating them? > > > > Could you skin them and use the hide for something? > > > > How about the bones? > > > > Any other parts of the body that could be reused for something?

Other Uses For Roadkill?
cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/55407 > So I've seen some sites promote eating roadkill - I have in mind deer you see dead on the side of the road. > > How about some other uses that might not risk illness from eating them? > > Could you skin them and use the hide for something? > > How about the bones? > > Any other parts of the body that could be reused for something?

Other Uses For Roadkill?
So I've seen some sites promote eating roadkill - I have in mind deer you see dead on the side of the road. How about some other uses that might not risk illness from eating them? Could you skin them and use the hide for something? How about the bones? Any other parts of the body that could be reused for something?

cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/55174 > This is a response post to a top Reddit story that U.S. Christianity is Shrinking (2022): > > https://www.cbsnews.com/news/christianity-us-shrinking-pew-research/ > > So which is it? I see factors going back and forth, and I will define "Christianity" broadly as any of these groups that claim to be Christian for the sake of this discussion (although I personally hold it to be a more narrow definition of only being the Church I believe is exclusively the one Christian Church). > > On the one hand, we have groups like the Amish or Mormons who reproduce more than the general nonreligious population. While I see lots of people defecting from religion, I also see a lot of people doubling down on trying to take religion seriously. Those who have defected from Christianity seem to still seek out some kind of substitute religion, whether it is in science, New Age, Buddhism, or what have you. > > So what do you think? Is "Christianity" growing or declining?