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I'm another one who found the sound too low, but otherwise, this was a great interview. The sound is fine aside from having to more than double the volume. (I have good speakers and a subwoofer; I have the volume to max and I still struggle to hear it.) You could raise the sound level in post without too much trouble, though.
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You can't explain evolution and refute his assertions in just 3 mins. That makes this a bit frustrating to watch.
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I thought that we only needed about 1-2 mg/day or iron? (More for women who are menstruating or pregnant.) Didn't your video say 10-20mg/per day?

I don't mean to nitpick, the video is great. But I thought you'd want to make a correction if the number is wrong. Or maybe I misunderstood something? In which case, I'd like to understand what I got wrong. :)

Thanks a lot for the vids! They're the best I've ever found. I continue to recommend them to my classmates.
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You are correct about how we need about 1-2mg of iron per day. Like what Bryan said, we intake, throughout the day, a total of about 10-20mg of dietary iron but able to absorb ~10% of it. But this goes a little more complex as this video talks about how iron within +3 state (non-heme iron) gets absorbed, but in reality, iron in the +2 state (heme-iron, which comes mostly from meat sources) can also get absorbed into the enterocytes but through a different mechanism. Heme-iron is more easily absorbed than non-heme iron.

Iron metabolism is tightly regulated as there's no metabolic process in where lots of iron can be excreted from the body unless it's through bleeding, pregnancy, or menstruation (ones I can name right now) in comparison to other trace minerals that do have a metabolic exit. Most of the iron within our body get's recycled daily anyways (about 25mg) so there's no need for much iron absorption, on a normal average case.
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Um ... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!

The more I listen, the crazier she seems. You had good questions - FAIR questions - and she just doesn't answer them. And no, people aren't giving her a hard time because of porn. (????) Just wow.
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I'm so glad you're doing articles and videos about Witnesses. Thanks for that.

Don't forget that former Witnesses are said to be "one with the antichrist" and "mentally diseased" by the Watchtower Society. Other religions are seen as not only false religions, but demonically inspired. And the world, which is run by Satan and his demons, is out to get them. That means you and me could be used by Satan to corrupt them. They also live in fear of the day when the government will crack down on them and start locking them away. (Of course, it's assumed this will happen shortly before Armageddon.)

Also worth mentioning, blood transfusions aren't just about saving lives. They can be used as treatments for serious problems like severe anemia. I know a JW who spends much of his life in a wheelchair because just walking around will make him pass out. Why? He's anemic due to cancer and there's no other way to treat his condition. He's in his 80s and has a heart condition as well.

Thanks again. :)
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Oh, they kind of have a pedophile problem, too. It's being seriously propagated by some really terrible policies laid out by the governing body. Admittedly, there's a lot of that going around, but still, not what you'd expect from Jehovah's one and only true religious organization.
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A bold conclusion to all of this for you. It feels a little underhanded that they summoned you to a committee and then denied that they were DFing you since you didn't really ask to be DAed or to cut off all JWs. But of course, that's how JCs usually roll.
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This is a great talk. I'm sharing it with my fellow ex-Jehovah's Witnesses. Thanks to Tracie and to San Jose Atheists for posting. :)
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I'm 14 mins in and it's disappointingly cliched. :/ Not a complaint about the video, but it's hard for me to take the Christians seriously. It's hard to know if they're just horribly misinformed on evolution or willfully being misleading. I was actually hoping they would do better.
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I love when they break out Proverbs 22:6.  The verse doesn't say they'll depart and come back.  It says they won't depart in the first place.  Guess they shouldn't have let him back.
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I saw this last weekend with my wife. I saw the originals as a kid. My wife, raised a Jehovah's Witnesses, hadn't seen anything like this. I told her it was probably going to be crazy.

I spent part of the movie just watching her reactions. She had her hands in front of her face as if she was praying most of the time. She laughed, almost cried out a few times. She loved it. So did I.

Some who saw it don't quite get that this is a story being told visually and think it has no story. Today, movies are often overloaded with dialogue and fans are used to having the movie explained to them. It has a story, but Miller just lets you experience it without reams of exposition.
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In case it hasn't been mentioned yet, generally, the English and French translations of Hitler's Table Talks were translated incorrectly. Or at least they aren't consistent with the German version. You may want to look into that and add some info about it to your video. AFAIK, Hitler was usually talking about Catholicism, not Christianity in general. But the French and English versions altered his words. Richard Carrier talked about this in an interview and there are websites that address it too.
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The Thing is the best horror movie pretty much ever. The effects still hold up. They are better than the crappy CGI from the newer one. The newer sucked because it sucked, not because it was like the old one IMO. :) It tried to be like the old one, but didn't really pull it off.
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I'm a writer wannabe from the age of 12 and a lifelong scifi/horror/fantasy geek. I'm also a former Jehovah's Witness turned secular atheist. Meanwhile, my wife and in-laws remain loyal Jehovah's Witnesses. So that's fun. I'm a severe migraine sufferer and pet rat owner. Note that these things aren't necessarily related.

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