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Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/yourmoney/c ... elves.html

"Walmart is making a major change to price labels on shelves -
ushering in era of Uber-style dynamic pricing" :o

:idea: However, customers may then be influenced by
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!"
(an advertised price at one store may be better
than a "Come and see!" price at a competitor). ;)

Best guess: Even when price change is automated,
prices need to remain for a day unless price reduced.

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Re: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.ph ... of-appeals

:idea: Almost five years later, the term "vaccine" is legally declared incorrect, yet "reduce symptoms
and prevent hospitalization" has been the manufacturers' only claim all this time! :roll:

"You've been treated!" seems to have new meaning! ;)

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:shock: Whence the doom of Christianity :?:
Analysis by Perplexity, hinting that the West is experiencing
near-conspiratorial anti-Christianity news 'n views:

Re: https://www.perplexity.ai/

Q: What is the current worldwide trend of Christianity?

"Christianity is growing worldwide, outpacing global population growth. Here are the key trends:

Christianity is Expanding - The number of Christians worldwide is expected to grow from 2.52 billion in 2020 to 2.63 billion in 2024, a 1.08% growth rate. This exceeds the global population growth rate of 0.87%. Christianity is projected to top 3 billion adherents before 2050.

Fastest Growth in Global South - The fastest-growing regions for Christianity are Asia (2.11% growth rate) and Africa (2.64%). Africa's Christian population is exploding, expected to reach 1.28 billion by 2050, outnumbering Europe and Latin America combined. Asia currently has over 415 million Christians and is growing rapidly.

Certain Branches Growing Rapidly
- Protestants (1.63%), independents (1.96%), evangelicals (1.66%), and Pentecostal/charismatics (1.48%) are the fastest-growing Christian groups globally. The number of Pentecostals is projected to top 1 billion by 2050, up from less than 1 million in 1900.

Christianity Spreading Geographically - In 1900, 95% of Christians lived in Christian-majority countries. By 2024, only 51.6% will, as the faith spreads to more diverse regions. By 2050, most Christians (50.4%) will live in non-Christian-majority nations.

Atheism and Non-Religion Declining - The global atheist population is shrinking at a -0.12% rate, from 147 million in 2020 to 146 million in 2024. Non-religionists (atheists and agnostics) are projected to decline to 849 million by 2050, outnumbered by major Christian branches.

In summary, Christianity is experiencing significant expansion worldwide, especially in the global South, with certain branches like evangelicals and Pentecostals driving much of the growth as the faith spreads into new geographic areas."

Q: What explains the projected expansion of Christianity?

"The projected expansion of Christianity worldwide can be attributed to several key factors, based on the information provided in the search results:

High Growth Rates in Africa and Asia - The search results indicate that Christianity is experiencing its fastest growth in Africa (2.64% growth rate) and Asia (2.11%). Africa's Christian population is expected to reach 1.28 billion by 2050, outnumbering Europe and Latin America combined. Asia currently has over 415 million Christians and is also growing rapidly.

Demographic Factors
- High fertility rates and population growth, especially in Africa, are major drivers behind Christianity's projected increase. As of 2010, the regions with the highest fertility rates were also those with large Christian populations like Africa and parts of Asia. Declining infant mortality and increasing life expectancy in these regions further contribute to Christian population growth.

Rapid Growth of Certain Branches - Evangelical, Pentecostal/Charismatic, and independent Christian branches are experiencing the fastest growth rates globally at 1.66%, 1.48%, and 1.96% respectively. The number of Pentecostals alone is projected to top 1 billion by 2050, up from less than 1 million in 1900.

Geographic Spread - Whereas in 1900 95% of Christians lived in Christian-majority countries, by 2024 only 51.6% will as the faith spreads to more diverse regions. By 2050, most Christians (50.4%) are expected to live in non-Christian-majority nations.

Conversions and Retention Rates - While data on religious switching is limited, the projections account for recently observed patterns of conversions to Christianity and retention of adherents in 70 countries. High retention rates and conversions, especially in the global South, fuel Christianity's growth. In summary, the combination of high fertility rates, increasing life expectancy, rapid growth of certain branches like evangelicals, geographic spread into new regions, and sustained conversions and retention largely explain Christianity's projected expansion over the coming decades, particularly in Africa and Asia."

Note: Perplexity provides links to the sources it uses for a response
... and the links always support Perplexity's response! (IMO)

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Re: https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/06/07/ ... n-dollars/

"The host of 'The Masked Singer,' who has fathered 12 children with 6 different women,
has taken out an insurance policy on his testicles." ("to keep this family tree rolling") :roll:

:idea: Considering that the woman (six to date) also contributes genetic material and that foul balls
may no longer contribute, this insurance must be for family financial support more than a guarantee
of future fathering, especially since sperm preservation has been possible for decades! :roll:

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Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... truth.html
"Plus-sized influencer Callejas 503 dies aged 37 as heartbroken family reveals 'painful truth' "

"News of his sudden death shocked followers, as he had no known illnesses." :o

:idea: Apparently, Plus is a big Minus in this Sudden Death era,
still without known causes (but plenty of conjecture). :roll:

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Re: https://nypost.com/2024/06/15/us-news/s ... thers-day/

The Sperminator has 165 reasons - and counting - to celebrate this Father’s Day. Ari Nagel, a 48-year-old Brooklynite,
welcomed his 165th child into the world on Wednesday- but will soon retire from spreading his seed" :finger:


:idea: LOL (or not), this response states that, with sperm donation, the biological father is not "father"
if he "does not act in a traditional paternal role of raising the child". However, other impregnations
legally declare the sperm provider is "father" regardless of his paternal involvement. :roll:

Re: https://www.perplexity.ai/

Q: Why is a sperm donor not considered the father of such child?

Based on the provided sources, a sperm donor is generally not considered the legal father of a child
conceived through sperm donation for the following key reasons:

Relinquishment of Parental Rights

In most jurisdictions, when a man donates sperm through a licensed fertility clinic or sperm bank, he legally relinquishes all parental rights and responsibilities over any resulting children. This provides legal certainty for the intended parents (those using the donated sperm) to be recognized as the sole legal parents, avoiding complex custody disputes.

Protecting Intended Parents' Rights

The original purpose of sperm donor laws was to clearly establish the intended parents as the legal parents, not the sperm donor. Automatically granting all donor-conceived children inherent rights to active fatherhood by their biological donors could undermine the intended parents' rights as legal parents.

Lack of Traditional Paternal Role

A sperm donor provides only the biological material (sperm) but does not act in a traditional paternal role of raising the child. Unless the donor takes an active parenting role, he is not considered the legal "father" of the child in a social or custodial sense.

Religious Perspectives

From an Islamic Shia perspective, some scholars argue that a child born via sperm donation does not have a lineage relationship with the sperm donor, as the child was not conceived through a lawful marital relationship.

However, some sources acknowledge the biological connection and suggest using terms like "genetic father" to distinguish the donor's role from a social "dad" who raises the child. The recent Australian court case has also sparked debate around better defining parental roles in modern family contexts. In summary, sperm donors typically relinquish legal paternal rights and are not considered the father under most laws, unless specific circumstances apply, in order to provide certainty for the intended parents who will raise the child."

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:hithere About the chemicals in the chemtrails that don't exist ...

Re: https://www.regulations.gov/comment/EPA ... -0828-0585
"Anonymous public comment, posted by Environmental Protection Agency, Aug 31, 2015"

"Geoengineering aerosols consist of aluminum, barium and strontium along with sulfates that create photochemical smog. Combine them with the aromatic hydrocarbons: kerosene, benzenes, toluene and parrafins, all components off jet fuel, and you get the fallout I describe.

Rain and soil samples across the country contain alarmingly high amounts of aluminum along with barium and strontium. Aluminum doesn't exist in a free form in the environment as it is always bonded to something. Free aluminum comes from nano particles being used to create artificial clouds for weather modification purposes and SRM. These elements are being added to jet fuel and are also being deployed separately to combine with water vapor in the atmosphere. We see this as 'persistent contrails'.

By itself water vapor dissipates very quickly. In order for it to persist it has to nucleate around something. Aluminum nano particles and hydrocarbons provide the nuclei for water vapor to form clouds and combined with these pollutants the vapor fans out to become the strange, linear clouds we commonly see forming criss-crossing and grid-like patterns across the sky. The barium and strontium keep the particulates airborne (They are used in aerial fireworks for the same purpose.)"


:scratch: Today, AI insists that chemtrails still don't exist!
However, this AI comments on those three chemicals:

Re: https://www.perplexity.ai/

Q: As aerosol, how do aluminum, barium and strontium interact?

"As aerosols, these metals can remain suspended in the air and travel long distances. They can spread up to 100 km downwind over a two-day period, affecting areas far from the original display site ... These metals are considered persistent pollutants, meaning they do not break down easily in the environment. This can lead to long-term contamination of air, water, and soil."


:study: Re: https://leg.mt.gov/content/Committees/I ... ibit23.pdf

"Anybody who looks out their window on a bright day and watches these trails will notice them spread out and expand
until the sky is covered with them. Contrails don't do that. There is plenty of evidence to suggest these geoengineering
techniques have already begun, and were initiated a long time ago! :o

:idea: Spend some time in the Texas DFW airport area and you'll sometimes see two jet planes at similar altitude,
one streaming a short contrail and the other a miles long whatever. That such whatevers can produce a DFW-wide
crosshatch pattern indicates very curious flight patterns for commercial aricraft arriving and departing DFW. :roll:

:idea: These crosshatch patterns were not observed in this DFW area until recent decades :!:
Maybe AI has now advanced to permit such seemingly reckless air traffic. :roll:


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:bana: Re: https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/lon ... g-d425764e

"Welcome to the 'Rejuvenation Olympics.' In this contest founded by tech entrepreneur
and longevity bro Bryan Johnson, anti-agers take their health obsession to new levels.
Just not dying isn’t enough. Instead, you have to not-die better than your competitor." :o

:scratch: Interesting competition, but how do your competitors know that you won?
By celestial email sent to their destination? in heatproof envelopes? ...
for space friction - not destination that does not exist (they say). :roll:

At least, this competition is more positive than
:scratch: "How do you outrun a bear in the woods?"
Run faster than your companions! :lol:

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Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/yourmoney/c ... money.html
"Fast food workers are getting a taste of what higher minimum wages REALLY mean"

:idea: Not surprising that restaurants would be pressured to find creative ways
to compensate for the increase in labor cost! And increasing inflation
for all goods and services adds to their woes. :(

"While customers are still coming in, he´s seeing them cut back - no drinks, no chips, no dessert."

:hithere The next cut back may be customers who bring their own food and drinks
to the restaurant's parking lot to have a pretend fast food experience. :lol:

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Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/arti ... ngers.html
"Travel influencer who wants free extra airplane seats for fat fliers issues new demand"

Re: https://www.perplexity.ai/

Q: What percentage of "plus size" people consume too many calories?

"Excess calorie intake is the primary cause of weight gain for most people."

:duh Should fellow travelers help pay (directly or indirectly) for weight
caused by such calorie consumption? Maybe a sliding scale would help:
An additional tranportation fee could be determined by body weight,
with this fee not so proportional to weight. :roll:

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Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... ttoos.html
"Man, 35, shocks the world by transforming into a 'black alien' "

:idea: The ultimate transformation would be to remove all anatomy
unnecessary for the brain to live, but then there would be
much less skin surface for alien decoration :!:

:scratch: An alien without one leg? Obviously, not a space alien. :roll:

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