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  1. Normal for the June decisions.
  2. Actually I had a coach require that I participate back in the 80s. It didn't scar me. I wasn't offended. However if given the choice, I wouldn't have done it. I realized that it was more for show than anything. Not to mention that I was always turned off by the idea that somehow God was deciding what was happening on the field/court. I'm far from a believer but I always found it unreal that believers think God determines the winners. Or even if God would protect someone from injury. All evidence shows that is not the case.
  3. And when you add the high school football environment to the mix, allowing a coach to pray on the field means that prayer participation is a requirement to play football. Sure I imagine that a player could force the issue to avoid the prayer session but we also know there are consequences for disobeying a coach.
  4. As I mentioned above I'm not religious but I've never understand the fascination about some Christians being so adamant about praying in school. It doesn't offend me, and honesty I could care less but why force the issue in the classroom or on the football field? No one prevented you from praying at home. However I think we know the answer. A fair # of Christians take proselytizing extremely seriously and will use any opportunity to do so. And that can be such a core part of their religious practices that they truly may not believe their prayer infringes on others. Of course as we all know and they would openly agree, no other religion in the US should have that right.
  5. In my high school sports days, we were required to pray. Admittedly I never saw anyone attempt to refuse but anyone in that environment knows that questioning the coach carried some risk. As one of the non-religious kids, I basically has to learn the Lord’s Prayer as the coach would randomly call on someone to lead the team. This was pre-internet and wasn’t easy to learn in my house. I had to pay attention and quickly memorize it. I’m not even sure I ever paid attention to the meaning because it was only about getting through the moment. I also believe there were a few asst coaches who could care less about the prayer but it was part of their gig.
  6. 100%. If you listen to most pro life speakers, they blame “promiscuous” women within a sentence or two after their opening comment about protecting the unborn child. And you definitely never hear them blame their sons for participating in the pregnancy.
  7. I guess even the hard core trumpers have too many mypillows in their house now so Lindell needs to find a new grift. Coffee is a decent choice. Buy the worst, cheapest coffee you can’t find, slap on some MAGA branding. Profit.
  8. Why am I not surprised that A&M had a branch of the KKK on campus. Or am I wrong to assume past tense?
  9. Green dress is Larry David’s daughter.
  10. I have the newish Sonos beam and it rocks. The Arc is the next level up and fits your dimensions. $900 though.
  11. Im not saying that usdc isn’t worth a dollar. I’m saying that you don’t know where Yotta has stored that usdc in order to earn enough to pay 4%. Celsius had billions (usd value) of crypto holdings paying high interest for crypto investors and they’re now refusing withdrawals. IF, and it’s a big IF, Yotta had placed any non-fdic deposits on Celsius, Yotta doesn’t have a way to pay back their crypto savers. If you use crypto buckets on Yotta, there is zero insurance. Yotta can just tell you the funds are gone due to an external problem.
  12. If anyone has their funds in crypto with Yotta, I would consider moving them to the US dollar, fdic insured side of Yotta. If Yotta had any crypto funds with Celsius or invested in non-stable coins, their crypto side could be very underwater right now. If the funds were with Celsius, it may end being north of a 80% loss. anyway, moving it to US dollar eliminates that complete risk at the cost of 1-3 point loss of interest. You can always switch back if you think Yotta crypto is on solid ground in the future. @Viper fyi.
  13. Obviously everyone uses USD as the ultimate valuation but he bought it for 8,000 ETH and is now listing it for 9,000 ETH. Some crypto investors value their holdings in btc or eth. It doesn’t mean they don’t recognize the lower usd value. They’re not blind. If this owner would have kept the 8000 ETH as ETH instead of buying the NFT, a sale for 9000 is a gain.
  14. In reading between the lines, I bet they're trying to avoid social issues like clothing that someone may link to their race or gender identity. Their legal rep told them to use other reasons as to why they're making this change. I wouldn't be surprised if we hear that they had a 4th grade boy identify this past year as non-male and wanted to wear dresses.
  15. For me, I wouldn't move just because I don't like the politics of my current state. I don't identify my own beliefs with whatever the Texas majority says. I understand wanting to move if you feel unaccepted or have hostile attitudes around you but I'm fairly certain that you can find any community you want in Texas. I'm thinking of partly moving on from Texas just because I want a change of pace. Less heat. Maybe mountains. But I doubt I would ever completely move away from Houston.
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