Translating Blah Blah Blah

If you type variations on “blah blah blah” in the comments section of a Facebook post, something very interesting happens. Unfortunately for you, you won’t be able to see all the fuss on your own comments. You’ll still see “blah blah blah.” Everyone else will be given the opportunity to translate your “blah blah blah” from Arabic into English with, at times, disturbing translations. 

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Satanic Taxes

I am a Minister for the Church of Body Modification. My forte is providing advocacy for those in need. I’ve helped teens talk to their parents, students find compromises with their schools, and helped employees educate their employers and inspire dress code changes. 

The CoBM was founded in 2000. It gained federal recognition as a religion in 2008. Being “federally recognized” is not a certificate or license. It requires two things: being incorporated and qualifying for tax exempt with IRS. I was part of the CoBM restructuring in 2008. I’m familiar with the laws in place. 

The Church of Satan (official) and The Satanic Temple are not the same entity. Even more interestingly, they don’t share some core values. 

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Tampons & Condoms & Guns

Troopers confiscated tampons, pads, and condoms fearing they could be thrown in protest. Those with concealed weapons permits could still bring in their firearm. The headline is not inaccurate. 

I don’t think those statements are related, though. Look at them separately. 

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NEO Earth Close Approach

I found this site with Near Earth Objects & Earth Close Approaches. It’s maintained by JPL and NASA. Occasionally, you’ll hear that an asteroid is going to come closer to Earth than the Moon. Is that significant? Eh, maybe? There are other factors. 

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