The Bible does say “render unto Ceaser” I believe?
Matthew 22:21 "Render unto Ceasar the things that are Ceasars's and to God the things that are God's". Gotta pay them taxes!
They don't read the Bible, they are common tax evaders looking for excuses. Jesus says "Give unto Ceaser what is his, and unto God what is God's " Jesus also dined with the short man, Zacchaeus the tax collector.
Seeing as the Bible itself was invented to control the population, I can only imagine it would have been thoroughly proofread to ensure there was no get out clause for paying taxes!
Ahhhh Thoughts & Prayers during this financial crisis. 🥴
“For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”
Christians are so hypocritical
They just pretended to escape from paying tax in name of God. God would be happy for their tax
Romans 13:1 - "Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God and those which exist are established by God." 🤔🤔🤔
Matthew 22:21 Jesus said "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's
They obviously missed that bit....
There's actually an exact rebuttal of their argument in the Bible.
"Render unto Caesar..."
You'd think they'd be aware of that and maybe not try to make ridiculous claims. 🤷
....well pay to the emperor what belongs to the emperor and pay to God what belongs to God...
...so the judges were right after all...
I would love to see something like this happen in the US!
Once again people use religion to try and beat the system
It’s such a shame that the bible shows references to taxes including Zacheus the tax collector - I may have spelt the name wrong but it proves taxes are for all
Literally: "render unto Caesar..."
It's right there in the bible.
I was so happy to see it was Australia and not the US. Is that wrong? 🤣
Judge needs to summon God in the court as witness. Bible is irrelevant here. Ask god. They said 'it's God's will'.
They're crazy people everywhere! My goodness!
They don't know the Bible then, I'm a Christian and here is what the bible says;
Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
— Romans 13:5-7
Funny how they were happy to take ‘gods’ profits from their business..
Hope they paid costs, and were asked to read the bible lol
Jesus said to render unto Caesar that which was Caesar's: pay taxes and your debts. If they are so Bible savvy, why didn't they know that?
Nothing more entitled than a god botherer .
Just like laws were written to control people so was the Bible. Each section was written by individuals, telling their beliefs and thoughts. Only the old testament and a very few passages were "God's word " but those were written down, cant say word for word, translated, maybe mistranslated. So who knows and then again it's all open to interpretation and people only pick and choose what they want to believe.
The New testament actually supports paying government taxes , but not a tithe to the church . It was reworded to bring in the sheckles at the time , but it does say "Give to Ceasar what is ceasar's , to god what is god's" God didn't print money . BAM
The Bible actually supports paying taxes. Jesus said : “give what is Caesar’s to Caesar “ which refers to paying taxes.
I work for the utilities and I’d much rather say I have to climb into a maintenance hole and work 😂😂😂😂😂
Stunning and brave.
I am so embarrassed for Cali right now. This is truly pathetic.
The town MANdated (legal term) that gender neutral terms be used.
That's ironic. ..;)
I don't understand why many people are so negetive about it. Gendered words are so disrespectful. A big thanks to the authority for banning such words. Peace.
Yes they have been renamed access holes or A-holes for short, to remain gender neutral
Was called Glory holes a few years ago back in my day!
I live probably 150 miles away , just know this madness is limited to the far extremities of the coasts world and the rest of America for about 3000 miles across is pretty normal
As a ship is sinking no more will we hear "women and children to life rafts first"
It be get to boats soon as possible first come first served.
What postcode will the great city of Whateverchester have when this hits the UK?
I appreciate the effort to be inclusive ... but if this action requires the accelerated action of bulk reprinting of any physical document or repainting of any signs above and beyond normal replacement schedules, then this is wasteful.
On another note California has 10% of the US population and 30% of its poorest people. There are more homeless people living on the street in California then in any other state in the Union. California has changed the law from being a felony offense to knowingly give somebody AIDS to a lesser charge. San Francisco California as a city employees people to clean up human feces that is found all over downtown from thousands of humans who live on the street. California at one time was the best state to live in on a lifestyle basis and now today it is the worst state to live in on a lifestyle basis. California at one time was at the top of 50 states and public education and now it's in the bottom five states in public education. Whatever California does today do the opposite.
but isn’t california where everyone says dude?
i also have the urge to prank-call the mayor and tell them i’m looking for someone called guy manson..
Generations will look back as this point of turning in the revolution and acknowledge the greatest of the American politician.
Maintenance Hole was my nickname in high school.
This is gone too far... I’m a freaking woman and proud of it and I will not piss next to a man
So instead of brassieres, women will wear "chest support garments"?
"Some political correçtness is okay. Mankind ought to be called humankind. But they take it too far. They want me to call that thing in the street a personhole cover. I think that's taking it a bit too far." - George Carlin
Not sure why it will cost $600 to basically do a few "find and replace" functions. Even if the city's codes had to be entirely copied into a modern word processor, it really shouldn't cost that much. Bureaucracy at work, I suppose.
When you have too much time and money on your hands ......
At least Maintenance Hole is logical and self-explanatory. "Manhole" is, shall we say, open to varying interpretations...
Dear British people
California is the crazy state . The rest of us are crazy , but not like them.
This concept is not new. Firemen are firefighters. Policemen are police officers. Mailmen are mail carriers.
K, it’s still the sears tower no matter how many times you call it Willis
Ugh, it must be exhausting remembering all the PC things to say. No one's ever going to get them all right all the time, but that's the whole inside joke of this whole charade.
Mauna Kea is technically "ceded land" ??? Bwahahaha. HAWAII is not even a Legitimate State. Hawaii and Philippines - same fate - same greedy INVADERS. A well planned US attack and invasion: REASON: Hawaii and Philippines SUGAR .... GOLD and ''Borneo OIL''. Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. Spanish Kingdom of the Philippines in 1898. Hawaii ''Unionised'' in 1959 because US Congress learned from their biggest racist mistake, the First Philippines Statehood USA, 1901.
There is already 1 billion worth of equipment on Moana Kea. They have been opposing construction for decades with little success. Best place on the earth for this equipment. Should be a source of pride. The data collected will benefit all mankind. Sacred for this very purpose.
I don't believe that there is any land so sacred that it should be blind to the wonders of the universe.
I’ve been to many sacred sites on that island. They have done a great job of preserving their heritage and culture. Many schools are teaching the Hawaiian language so it doesn’t disappear. Your calling me ignorant is misinformed on your part. I am aware of the peoples and cultures of Hawaii that were taken over by the US. I have much respect and knowledge of that American state and its inhabitants; past and present. My point is that this sacred land already is home to the best equipment on earth allowed by the democracy of Hawaii. They have every right to protest. There are not other mountains on other islands. And I didn’t see any y’all standing with Hawaii when the 13 previous structures were erected on the mountain. Just. Sayin.
Technically, the land belongs to the Hawaiians. Historically, they give permission for any activity or event to happen on sacred ground. It’s in their hands. When you buy a house there you don’t own the ground under the building. Hawaiian Law.
The observatory has been responsible for recovering and protecting a lot of land on the big island of Hawai'i. Those funds dry up and the land can go back to developers if the observatory is driven away.
Pray really hard to the gods to prevent this, if nothing happens build it.
I stand with demonstrators, leave the environment alone!
Ya who cares about the origins of existence and the mysteries of the universe ... the mountain is sacred 🙄
If the Construction people knew this was sacred land from the beginning , why keep bullying them for decades about it ????, Give over and move to another site that isn't considered so sacred , not everything needs to be destroyed for science .....
Science requires great sacrifice
What makes it sacred that it cannot be used for scientific purpose that has the potential to benefit the entire human race?
Pipelines I get. Telescopes not so much. Maybe if we had more telescopes there would be less “sacred” ground
We should definitely respect the traditions and religions of other creeds.
Astronomers: But it's the greatest view of the sky in the world!
Hawaiians: Uh, yeah, we know.
Scientific progress? More like stagnation and hubris. This is nothing more than the same tech in the existing 14 scopes currently up there - just built 3X bigger. Billionaires funding an 18 STORY monument to themselves, just so they can brag that they "erected" the "biggest one" in the world. While paying $1.00 rent a year to Hawaii, they charge millions for their services.
The mountain is saturated with scopes (22 if you count their individual components), and yet they persist on building this monstrosity - knowing it torments the Hawaiian people, as they cloak themselves in their faux nobility of science - and claim they are the victim's here.
Hawaii rose from the sea, and in time will crumble into the sea.
It’s been here longer than man, and will continue to be long after mankind is gone.
This tribe has no more or no less right to a mountain than the rest of earths population does.
No, stop ! Get someone to fund then on an oil rig, a defunkt one even. They are big enough and have full living facilities available for long term occupation, etc.
Build your telescopes on top of YOUR Churches.
"Sacred site" in the 21st century seems an anachronism. Captain Cook could have respected that!
Astronomers need Hawaii as there is little to no light pollution surrounding it from urban life. Making it a great geological spot.
Why so anti-science? I thought the left loves science and hates People who get in the way of progress?
💖 I STAND WITH HAWAI'I 💖 PROTECT Mauna Kea ✊
If anything comes out from the new telescope it's not like we will actually pay attention to science. Look at Global warming for an example. Keep the telescope off of Hawaii.
How about if they hold a referendum and allow all the people who livecun Hawaii to vote?
Thank God this wasn't in the US...I was afraid to read the details because we have fallen so far.
And right after that you can be surprised with a trip! To HR.
A better gift would have been sensitivity training for the people who thought this was a good idea. 🤪😂😅
Well that would certainly be a surprise 🎁
The Milky Way kind of takes away from the package
The day has slightly stereotyped the women as they would not merely need the given three stuff. Instead, love and social sustainability would be functional. Meanwhile, the given idea has plausibly driven to "hidden demoralization and pornographic action" due to the social and legal norms in certain religious civilization. Also, insisting on it would potentially face legal action as the women are feeling irritated and, then, report it as women's sexual harassment of "physical action" that may result in 10 years imprisonment.
My secretary got all red in the face when I gave him this as a gift. At first I thought he was angry, but then I realized of course he must have been blushing, shy little thing. Can't wait til I install that secret button behind my desk so I can lock him in my office...he's always running away when I grab for him, playing hard to get, like men do. Secretaries can be so silly and bubble-headed. (He's a blond, they're all like that.) Now don't you meninists go getting all testerical on me.
A simple card and a gift certificate to Victoria Secret will due just fine.
I’ll take margaritas instead. 😂😂
This so needs an eye-roll emoji!
Would it be sexist if a secretary gave her chief a gift of wine, viagra and cardio nitroglycerin?
Well if they wanted to go viral, they certainly have achieved that aim
lol. That's great. more stores should do such.
Are the condoms for or from her 'superior'?
In all fairness, there would've been outrage without the condoms anyway. I guess they just doubled-down.
Cheap wine, a Milky Way and condoms? 🙄
Where to begin.....
They should be ditching the exec who thought that one up .
Gee wiz chocolate,wine,and balloons!😂
Special offer for bosses day, a restraining order with a sexual harassment lawsuit.
What an amazing find after all those years. Love it, and thanks for sharing!!!
"I loved reading adventure stories, Robinson Crusoe and the rest. I think I was hoping a beautiful girl on an exotic island would find it," he added. Too bad sir🤣
wow this is lovely, dream come true
Refreshing to read a happy story!
How lovely that a school boys dream came to fruition.
BBC, No more amazing "parrot messenger", caught?
I think the author must be recalling his debacles as well as achievements for the past 50years..." "Waoh, my bottled message's back", so what's the content?
I found a message in a bottle when I was a kid..we were pretty excited..we opened it up and it said " help me my willy hurts".....i often wonder if they ever got the help they needed.....
I'm guessing the writer of the 132 year-old Perth note was more difficult to get hold of.
Nice legible handwriting...
That's nothing - I once read a story about Western Union delivering a letter they had in their possession for 70 years.It was given to them with the explicit instructions that it be delivered to a young man answering to the name of Marty at an exact location and exact minute on November 12 1955, and it actually got delivered! 70 years, 2 months and 12 days to be exact.
Crazy world we live in!
Let say, it's true that he dropped this latter on those days but know, he is lucky found it, as a human being you have to ask your self that, how and why it come back and in the process of that try to learn the lesson of life. I dropped something in the ocean after a year this thing back to me I will try to learn a lesson out of it, as a rational man. 💭
I think it's a nice coincidence that it was found by a 13 year old boy - as the man was also 13 when he threw the bottle into the ocean.
"Walked out this morning
Don't believe what I saw
A hundred billion PLASTIC bottles
Washed up on the shore
Seems I'm not alone at being alone......................
I will send a SOS to the world................................
Message in a bottle......."
A world before the random global connections we may so easily make today existed.
I'm thinking what the headline would be if the message was actually the song's lyrics, probably something like "Man finds message in a bottle in a message in a bottle".
that is just awesome wow 50 years long time
Two full cream and an Orange Juice please...sorry wrong note my bad !!
so, where is the author now?
Is he/she of late, or a "living legend"?
Time to bring the BBC World Wide and the BBC in the UK. to an end. Time to stop the public funding for this left wing propaganda media outlet. It seems to be of service to the Democratic Party and The Labour party in the UK. The TV hosts are all third rate ,with a typical arrogant Civil Service attitude! Vote for the Brexit Party, and get rid of this corrupt broadcaster.
Found among millions of plastic bottles that people dump in the ocean....
Sweet story. Jokes aside, please dont do this kids. The ocean is polluted enough as it is.
Inge Merts - there's still hope Ma & Pa's message in a bottle will turn up! Around same time and route.
Hope they arrest him for willful pollution of the night seas. What is a little baby dolphin out with it’s mummy thought it was a fishie and tried to gobble it up it would be all dead and it would be that bloke fault.
I'm suprised in this day and age they didnt try to prosecute him for littering.
Thankfully, i don't have Instagram.. "But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills i have acquired over a very long career." 😎👈
I live in Canada and we weren't informed about any kind of trial. Lol I need my outward validation! 😂
Great idea. Maybe people will post pictures instead of promos.
I was in instagram jail because I liked too many photos I was just trying to be supportive to friends.
Great idea. Using social medias with the sole intent to show how popular you are is tragic, if we can get rid of those “influencers” that’d be an amazing news.
People are recording themselves tampering with food products then uploading it for Likes...I think this might be a good idea ... But prepare for the snowflake tears.
Instagram, Get rid of the ads and show me something new once in a while! If I pinned a pancake recipe, I don’t need to see 20 more freakin pancake recipes! GET RID OF THE ADS!
They've done it here in Canada. You can see how many likes your own pic has, if you tap on where it says, "this person and others liked this photo"; but you can't see how many likes anyone else's pics have on them. To be honest, the only real difference I've found, is that people get far fewer likes overall, than what they used to get when everyone could see how many people liked someone else's pic.
This would suggest that the real reason people get more and more likes on their pics is due to the fact that people are more likely to like a pic that they can see people have already liked. It's like a, "everyone else is liking it, so I guess I should, too." mentality.
Which means, the amount of likes on a pic isn't even about the poster competing for likes; it's about the viewers competing to not be "left out" of something they can see a lot of other people have liked.
In a world where people rely on the endless loop of posting content for the feeling that comes from the acceptance and acknowledgment of receiving likes it probably won't do Instagram as a platform any favours
Seriously, then why bother.. they have made their money off of this platform now they want to change it? If you can't cope with the pressures of social media then simply don't go onto social media for goodness sake!
I like this idea because I never get likes on my Instagram posts. Thanks for removing all the pressure.
still dont have an account, i like pictures i take for myself, friends, and family. Dont really care about the social media likes
Perfect, because alot of people think that matters and it caused so much unneeded stress for loads of teens
for a service that is based on ego, it's a bad idea
I just wish it would be 1980 where am forced to go out and make real friends
It's like they're slowly taking away all the incentives to be online. One by one, so it looks like you're whining every time you complain about some small detail that's gone/changed. But when you step back and look at the whole picture over time, it's changed so much that you don't want to bother anymore.
Also, "This is why we can't have nice things."
Such a severe mental issue with people chasing followers. Mental health can benefit from this which is much more important than accumulation of likes.
I only have 50 followers as it is. My poor cats are going to feel rejected!
Oh poor influencers. This song is for you now: Why Don't You Get a Job? - The Offspring
What would make a massive and more important difference would be if Instagram could stop people uploading heavily edited photos. Those so called influencers heavily edit their images to have perfect skin and the perfect curves etc etc. There are so many fake people on Instagram it’s completely ruining it.
There’s dedicated groups to call out these fakers - Check out instagram.com/beauty.false?igshid=7kmcjy2zhtws
Nothing wrong with it the way it is .some people are only happy if they get 100's of likes .and go on a downer if they don't get any .I put stuff on my Instagram I get like's fine if I don't get any like's fine .
To some, that may be their only sense of arousal. How cruel.
Thanks to these apps, people forgot to communicate in a real social world.
I like the idea. It's not meant to make you famous. Just known.
Should just get rid of it altogether so all of these influencer bums have to get proper jobs and start contributing to society!
"If we make life harder for the homeless, they won't be homeless." Is probably one of stupidest things to have come out of this capitalist ideology our "leaders" profess.
If the rich 1% paid their taxes there wouldn't be any homeless. Maybe we should play Baby Shark to them until they pay up!
Homeless people need to be helped.....not tormented.
"Deter them" Where do they expect them to go?! They're homeless! I think homeless people have suffered enough already. The last thing they need is that insipid song being played on repeat.
More time and money should be spent helping them to get off the streets and not running them out of built up areas.
Wait, Americans being horrible to a minority? Who’d have thought eh?
And that's their best answer? These people are homeless, lord forbid you try to HELP them.
Yup. Best thing to do about the problem of the homeless - chase them away. God forbid we try to solve the underlying cause of homelessness in the 21st century. Could it be that the tax base is shrunk to a cruel level?
That's a nice hostile design you got there, West Palm Beach. It would be a shame if someone came by and just handed out inexpensive earplugs.
They should play it on a loop for Trump and maybe he too would leave?! 🤷♀️
Can the rest of the country play it to get rid of Florida
I dont mind the homeless but when they make the area a mess with garbage, drugs, and human waste, they have to go
Deter them from what? Existing? Very charitable attitude
It is inhumane for anyone to hear that song. lol
Cruel way to punish the unfortunate
One of our stores in New Orleans play intense organ music, to deter homeless people. I don’t blame them, they constantly harass people for money
Pretty sure that's a violation of the Geneva Convention. I mean, have you heard the song??
Heard the shark people are playing baby human all night as the homeless shark situation is getting outta fin
How about help the homeless instead?
I am actually not surprised by this. West Palm Beach has so many wealthy residents that they feel this a blight on their city. Rather than play the horrendous music why can't the residents do somethiing which may help homeless get off the streets instead? Compassion and help go a long way! I remember in 1983 not being able to take my friend who was visiting into a
our complex as she black! Doesn't look like things have changed much sadly.
Good old Right wing Christian Values - Blessed are the rich for they shall chase away the homeless - Blessed are the self righteous for they shall condemn the foreigner and the migrant (Unless they are employed as very cheap labour) Blessed are the violent for they shall rule by the gun and deny the right of the young to live in a gun free, non violent society. Blessed are the politicians for they shall say that they are better than any expert and are the only ones who can protect the people from Fake News (As long as there is money in it) 😔
I'm pretty sure playing Baby Shark in general constitutes some Geneva Convention violation
Deter them away from homelessness?? Wow America- sounds like an idea that would get backing from Trump, but not from anyone with intelligence and empathy.
Would be awesome if someone went and handed out earplugs for them.
UK BASED. Have homeless people 'dossing' in our communal stairwell. Although i am sympathetic, the mess/rubbish/excrement they leave has got me to a point where I don't care. GET OUT/STAY OUT. Not my problem.
Our local McDonalds plays classical music to prevent teens hanging around like it's a youth club.
I was always upset I could not keep my leg. It would have made a great Halloween prop.
So a health professional somewhere along the line that's released private medical information without consent.
Years ago, friend of mine was grocery shopping - happened to be walking down the coffee aisle - SURPRISE!! There's his face staring back at him from a certain "best part of waking up" can...
He had done a photoshoot, but they didn't have his consent to use any of them.
Well, there's a headline I had to read a few times.
I have always been suspicious of that photo
This fella needs to get a life, clearly he’s just after some cash. Yes they should have asked his permission but it’s not his face and no one can identify him from the image
I would of thought that by highlighting the dangers of smoking , the man would be ok about it . Until
He himself took legal action, none of us , would know it was his photo 💁🏽♀️
"he tried to sue the tobacco company, but was told he wouldn't have a leg to stand on"
When asked how the photo got there authorities admitted that they were as stumped as the man.
Exactly that picture sitting on my table right now on a packet of rolling tobacco. Wow!
I’m stumped by this because his amputated leg is nowhere to be seen on this packet.
All you see is what remains of his leg.
was it tattooed how does he know its his
why is he smoking
its all a bit lame
lopsided i suppose
my auntie ilean always said luck is always one sided
What a great reason to carry on smoking.
Oh let people carry on smoking. They’ll all die early and will free up a bit of space on the planet. After all, they all know the risks and are happy with them 🤷🏻♀️
Forgetting all the jokes and puns, just not a nice thing for an amputee to find. Poor guy.
Actually, it’s not a picture of his amputated leg, it’s the remainder after his leg was amputated
He should get paid by the tobacco company for use of his photo
Most cigarette packs would usually show a pics of heart or lungs being clogged up to get their point across. The last thing I would associate with smoking is an amputated leg.
if you lost a limb in the War and your wife dies cancer go to the store to get a Coke and there's a package of cigarettes with your leg on it not funny I'd be pissed. Lawyer up lawyer up not funny sad just sad. And for those that think it's funny why don't you put your face on a pack that would stop anybody from smoking that's funny.
shouldn't happen obviously and i guess seeing as a lawyer is already involved a certain sum is gonna lessen the pain
We tried to warn you all about LegApp, but no one listened.
Seen similar case before with a man saying he didn't give permission or was his condition due to smoking m.. So don't know where they are getting these pictures.. A leak or something I guess... Wrong tho
It doesn't really matter....what I would say is that all junk food and energy drinks should have the same warnings and plain packaging.
Well, those pictures just show what can happen. It doesn't imply that the very picture is from a smoker. Some people...
Similar to the pictures of peoples weight loss journeys that get stolen and used by diet products/scams.