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November 28th, 2023 at 7:37:47 AM permalink
DoubleGold
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There could be some truth to the first one:

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SAINT ANDREW: THE MYTH BEHIND THE MAN WHO BECAME SCOTLAND’S PATRON SAINT

Nov 30, 2021
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According to legend, in AD 345 a Greek monk named Regulus or Rule was warned in a dream that the Emperor Constantine was going to invade Patras, with the intention of relocating Andrew’s bones to Constantinople. For safeguarding, he was to take as many bones as possible and flee to the edge of the world. Carrying three fingers of the saint’s right hand, the upper bone of an arm, one kneecap, and one of his teeth, Regulus set off by boat until he was eventually shipwrecked off the east coast of Fife, in Scotland. Regulus built a church in Muckros. In time the name of the place was changed to Kilrymont or the ‘Hill of the Church of Rule’. However, the legend of Regulus is most likely false. In truth, the relics of Saint Andrew were probably brought to Britain in 597 by Saint Augustus and then in 732 to Fife, by Bishop Acca of Hexham, a well-known collector of religious relics.
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https://spookyscotland.net/saint-andrew/

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Where are the remains of St Andrew?
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Relics of the Apostle Andrew are kept at the Basilica of Saint Andrew in Patras, Greece; in Amalfi Cathedral (the Duomo di Sant’Andrea), Amalfi and in Sarzana Cathedral in Sarzana, Italy; St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Church of St Andrew and St Albert, Warsaw, Poland.
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https://thenomadicgourmet.com/answers-to-subscribers-questions/often-asked-was-it-st-rule-who-took-andrews-remains-to-scotland.html

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November 28th, 2023 at 2:17:42 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: odiousgambit
I can see why people don't like the Xmas abbreviation today, in fact it's kind of funny that back in, what? 19th century, early 20th? the use of X evidently had no negative connotation



I blame Elon Musk.
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November 28th, 2023 at 3:30:36 PM permalink
rxwine
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I blame Elon Musk.


LOL
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November 29th, 2023 at 3:00:12 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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I've a certain interest in Trotsky, not sure exactly why. I google him once in a while


by Isaac Deutscher, 2015

I don't know if this book is worth reading, but is said to be excessively sympathetic to Trotsky

The author, Deutscher, gave a talk once where one line is quoted as remarkable. It sounds like he was making a joke, see below! But apparently not! For Leftists, the Narrative is everything and evidence to the contrary means nothing.

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Deutscher in speech: “Proof of Trotsky’s farsightedness is that none of his predictions have come true yet.”
https://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/story?id=132547&page=1
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What did Trotsky believe?

Trotskyism meant the idea that the Russian proletariat might win the power in advance of the Western proletariat, and that in that case it could not confine itself within the limits of a democratic dictatorship but would be compelled to undertake the initial socialist measures.
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November 29th, 2023 at 5:30:02 AM permalink
rxwine
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I asked Bing ai what is an example of a "self-defeating prophecy."


Quote:
An example of a self-defeating prophecy is the Year 2000 problem, also known as the Y2K problem. This was a prediction that massive technology failures would occur because computers’ internal clocks would “roll over” from 1999 to 20001. The fear of this potential disaster led to extensive checks and updates of computer systems worldwide to avoid the predicted failures. As a result, the very changes needed to prevent the failures were implemented, and the predicted massive failures did not occur1. This is a classic example of a self-defeating prophecy, where the prediction itself spurred actions that prevented the prediction from coming true.
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November 29th, 2023 at 2:50:26 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: rxwine
I asked Bing ai what is an example of a "self-defeating prophecy."


An example of a self-defeating prophecy is the Year 2000 problem, also known as the Y2K problem. This was a prediction that massive technology failures would occur because computers’ internal clocks would “roll over” from 1999 to 20001.


I don't recall anyone thinking the year was going to go from 1999 to 20001.
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November 29th, 2023 at 3:41:21 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: DRich
I don't recall anyone thinking the year was going to go from 1999 to 20001.


Bing ai probably affected by Y2k.
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November 30th, 2023 at 1:55:26 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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I've never eaten cheese curds or seen it in the store, except cottage cheese. I was just quizzing google to confirm that cheese always starts with curd, till lately I had no idea what the process was, and it led to all this

for a long time I really ate a lot of cottage cheese with scrambled eggs for breakfast

the first query brings up an image of cheese curd you can buy



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Is cheese prepared from curd?

To make cheese, milk is pasteurized and cooked until the whey separates from the curd. Then the curd is put into a mold and pressed to create a wheel or block of cheese. Any curd that doesn't make it into the mold are "cheese curds," the by-product of cheese making, and are a snack unto themselves
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Cottage cheese vs cheese curds?

When cheese is made it starts as milk, is curdled to curds, is aged to cheese. Cottage cheese is curds that are still wet from keeping some of the whey. Cheese curds is curds that have had the whey pressed out. They are ready to be pressed into blocks and aged but they are sold before being aged
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December 1st, 2023 at 4:22:01 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Back to Trotsky

I guess one reason I’m interested in him is because he was thought by many to be the natural choice to succeed Lenin. Our Leftists today seem to be wistful about what the Soviet Union have been like under Trotsky… certainly they can see Stalin was a disaster. The USSR could have been different in many ways, including militarily. Stalin’s paranoia destroyed the officer ranks of the Red Army by purge of the best of them, it’s said, and it further was undermined by Stalin’s insertion of political commissars that interfered in all levels. Trotsky may not have made any of these mistakes, for one thing he had prior success as a military leader. It is said Hitler may not have chosen to invade Russia, at least not when he did, except for the fact that he could see the Red Army was so vulnerable under Stalin.

Anyway, how did Stalin manage to become the leader of Russia instead of Trotsky? If you google this you don’t get much, so I went to Wikipedia. The below is a condensed from the links, largely directly copied, but with some of my own thoughts added.

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Stalin's hostility towards Trotsky was partly personal. Prior to the Revolution, Trotsky frequently snubbed Stalin. Stalin thus was greatly concerned by the rise of this rival so he forged an alliance with fellow Old Bolsheviks to oppose Trotsky. Defeating Trotsky was a difficult task as he had a public and prominent role in the October Revolution. Furthermore, Trotsky developed the Red Army and had played an indispensable role during the Russian Civil War. In Lenin's first government, Trotsky had many important military and foreign policy positions

Trotsky was partly responsible himself for undermining his head start over Stalin. He was very ideological and dreamed of developing Communism worldwide. By 1925, Trotsky's foreign policy was disgraced [coordinated no doubt with Lenin, who seems not to have gotten the blame]. All revolutionary movements in Germany and elsewhere had failed. Moreover, these attempted revolutions led to an anti-communist atmosphere which fueled the rise of fascism in Western Europe

Due to his alliance with other Bolsheviks, Stalin got the position as General Secretary and began to fill the Soviet bureaucracy with loyalists. After Lenin's death, Stalin began traveling across the USSR to deliver lectures on Leninist philosophy and began framing himself as the successor to Lenin. As the 1920s progressed, Stalin used his position to expel critics within the party. It turned out that the position of General Secretary was very powerful in ways that are hard to comprehend now. Stalin finally defeated his opponents within the party by 1928, ending the internal power struggles. From 1929 onwards Stalin's leadership over the party and state was firmly established and he remained the undisputed leader of the USSR until his death

Trotsky's downfall was swift, and lost his seat on the Central Committee in October 1927. Stalin expelled him from the Communist Party in November 1927, and Trotsky was finally expelled from the Soviet Union in February 1929. Stalin ordered assassination attempts and after some failed ones, a notorious attack with a mountain climber’s ice axe* succeeded in Mexico in 1940.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin%27s_rise_to_power

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky

* my childhood friends would talk about this for some reason. I swear they would say it was an ice *pick* that did the deed, with assertions that this was plunged into his ear. That image in my mind I guess is another reason I guess I have taken an interest in Trotsky
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December 1st, 2023 at 6:55:22 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: odiousgambit
I've never eaten cheese curds or seen it in the store, except cottage cheese. I was just quizzing google to confirm that cheese always starts with curd, till lately I had no idea what the process was, and it led to all this

for a long time I really ate a lot of cottage cheese with scrambled eggs for breakfast

the first query brings up an image of cheese curd you can buy



>>>

Is cheese prepared from curd?

To make cheese, milk is pasteurized and cooked until the whey separates from the curd. Then the curd is put into a mold and pressed to create a wheel or block of cheese. Any curd that doesn't make it into the mold are "cheese curds," the by-product of cheese making, and are a snack unto themselves
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Cottage cheese vs cheese curds?

When cheese is made it starts as milk, is curdled to curds, is aged to cheese. Cottage cheese is curds that are still wet from keeping some of the whey. Cheese curds is curds that have had the whey pressed out. They are ready to be pressed into blocks and aged but they are sold before being aged


I like cheese curds with French fries and brown gravy. I may be Canadian.
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