In Finnish a bat is ”lepakko”, which means ”a bat”.
JK, actually the meaning is something like ”the flutterer”. But no rodents in the name.
Great point about the lack of pride in shunning, it really is quite striking now that you’ve articulated it. It stands in contrast to how they do seem to take pride in, say, the blood policy (from an outsider’s POV at least). Both are destructive, yet one is flaunted, while the other is treated like the shameful half-secret that it is.
There’s a sort of a reverse Thatcher effect also: have your friend lie down, with the lower part of their face (everything below the eyes) obscured with a piece of paper or something. You then make eye contact with them from above their head so that their face is upside down in your field of view. After a while, your brains starts to think you are face to face with someone without a nose or a mouth, but with a bushy beard (assuming they have hair).
(Discovered this with friends back when we were kids, don’t know if has a designated name.)
Martin Hall feat. Dinah Smith: Not Forever. The version in this one sounds like ”Tribute Version 2” by Daniel Gunnarsson feat. Staffan Carlén.
One thing to weigh when considering signing is that no matter how vague they make wording, they can not have you waive all your rights simply by consenting. If they could, no organisation would be wasting time and money to comply with GDPR; they would all just change their consent forms to be as vague as possible like this to cover their butts. That would obviously defeat the whole purpose behind the new law, and the fact that we don’t see that indicates to me that no organisations (apart from Watchtower, apparently) believe that they could get away with it.
That is not to say that you should just sign the thing without a thought, but just to ease the concern someone might have that if you are forced to sign, you’ll lose any and all privacy rights you have for good.
(Disclaimer: Just my 2 cents, I’m no expert either.)
Nice. I’d also like to see Massacre Mario, who speeds through killing all the enemies, and Demolition Mario, who breaks every brick on every level.
Meanwhile, my modern LCD makes a high pitched noise thanks to coil whine.
Mildly off topic: I’m slightly surprised that Disney allow preaching work there. I thought they generally try to appear neutral wrt. to religions, politics and such, and I’d think the easiest way to achieve that here would be an outright ban on all evangelizing within the park. I mean, if they allow the JW there, that opens the door for the likes of Westboro Baptist Church, whom Disney would then either have to also allow in or (more likely) deny. The latter could then be used to argue that they aren’t truly unbiased.
I wonder if this allowance is something they are required to do by the 1st amendment.