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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-30-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Lol, yes, I did. Jews aren't supposed to handle...

Lol, yes, I did. Jews aren't supposed to handle money on the Sabbath, so synagogues can't pass the hat like churches do. Instead, we charge dues*. And on the high holy days, when every healthy...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-30-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Huh, Jewish sermons are all different, and...

Huh, Jewish sermons are all different, and different rabbis have very different takes.

For the main daytime service, our rabbi told us that he was swapping his sermons. He said that usually he...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-29-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By PeppermintPatty
PeppermintPatty attends Rosh Hashanah, and muses on the new Reform prayerbook

A little background:

There are lots of services for the high holidays. The first is the evening that begins Rosh Hashanah. For many years I didn't have enough vacation to take off all the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By PeppermintPatty
PeppermintPatty attends a Unitarian celebration of the life of a high school student

A friend emailed a small group of us to say his sister died, and here's the information about the memorial service. So I assumed he'd appreciate it if we showed up. Technically, she graduated a few...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-17-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,158
Posted By PeppermintPatty
This But also this.

This


But also this.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-17-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By PeppermintPatty
This. I love cats. I have two cats. One is...

This.

I love cats. I have two cats. One is sitting on me as I type. But I would have assumed that no cab would take one.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-17-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,603
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Other posters love you. Yeah, stay out of...

Other posters love you. Yeah, stay out of political, ignore people who hassle you, take a break if that feels right. But the ao would appreciate it if you return after that break.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-12-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 280,617
Posted By PeppermintPatty
You and probably 98% of everyone who sees it who...

You and probably 98% of everyone who sees it who has ever talked to a gastroenterologist, or paid any attention to anatomy.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-18-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Am I the only person who doesn't know this baby...

Am I the only person who doesn't know this baby shark song?

I don't think you are very strange to do that. I suspect you will stop singing baby songs when your kids stop being babies, though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-18-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,564
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Yes, it's a nice routine, and children like...

Yes, it's a nice routine, and children like hearing their parent's voices.

I would have found it boring to read study materials to my kid, and I would have found holding the child to be too...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 103,094
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Prunes, like dates, add a lot of sugar. Prunes...

Prunes, like dates, add a lot of sugar. Prunes also hold it into a more cohesive mass. I don't generally like prunes, but the work well for this.

My inlaws brought some of their recipe last...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-18-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 103,094
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Same to you! Although my family's Charoset recipe...

Same to you! Although my family's Charoset recipe also calls for chopped prunes and maybe some other spices, and is way more delicious than the standard apple & walnut mash. ;)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-18-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 103,094
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I use a Windows computer for work, and a Mac for...

I use a Windows computer for work, and a Mac for my own stuff. Windows uses CNTL and Macs use the apple key, and they are in different places. Drives me nuts.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-18-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,401
Posted By PeppermintPatty
https://www.wsj.com/articles/france-announces-comp...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/france-announces-competition-to-rebuild-notre-dames-spire-11555506233

France Debates a Modern Spire for Notre Dame
Forum: Health - Disability 04-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 157,491
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I don't think the poster was talking about direct...

I don't think the poster was talking about direct harm from the vaccine, but rather, why are vaccinated people harmed if others choose not to vaccinate. And the answer is that no vaccine is 100%...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-17-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,401
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-17-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,299
Posted By PeppermintPatty
And this.

And this.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-17-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,299
Posted By PeppermintPatty
When I used to do entry-level interviewing, HR...

When I used to do entry-level interviewing, HR always gave us the transcripts, and I usually browsed them. I was mostly looking to see if the candidate had done okay in some hard quantitative...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-17-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 157,491
Posted By PeppermintPatty
That's great!

That's great!
Forum: Health - Disability 04-17-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 157,491
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I'd decide vaccine by vaccine. There's a...

I'd decide vaccine by vaccine. There's a cost-benefit analysis for each jab, and i don't feel as strongly about the public health aspect of all of them.

Honestly, if someone wants a religious...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-15-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,401
Posted By PeppermintPatty
A lot of it might not really be reproducible. It...

A lot of it might not really be reproducible. It was a work of art -- the woodwork, the actual interior artwork, a lot of it, really.

I'm in shock, but will be really sad when it sinks in. I've...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-15-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 157,491
Posted By PeppermintPatty
(This is why I am in favor of mandating the...

(This is why I am in favor of mandating the measles immunization, but not every immunization that's currently recommended. I mean, MY kids got all the ones that were recommended, but I think it's...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-15-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 157,491
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Yeah, I'm all in favor of religious freedom, but...

Yeah, I'm all in favor of religious freedom, but if your religious freedom means my immune compromised child is significantly more likely to die, then I think it's okay to trample that aspect of your...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-15-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 157,491
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Well, there might be some privacy or search and...

Well, there might be some privacy or search and seizure right to not getting medical treatment without consent, but there's no religious freedom issue with respect to Orthodox Jews. There might be...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-15-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 157,491
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I got a news alert with a similar story today,...

I got a news alert with a similar story today, due to the current outbreak. When I looked on my laptop, those were the better articles that popped up.
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