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  1. 15 points
    Happy autumnal equinox!
  2. 15 points
    Singing in the shower is fun until you get soap in your mouth. Then it's a soap opera.
  3. 11 points
    Something i just learned.... Gary numan is 13 days older than gary oldman.
  4. 11 points
    I arrived early at the restaurant last night. “Do you mind waiting for a bit?”, the manager asked. “Not at all” I replied. “Good, take these drinks to table 9″
  5. An enormous alligator is suspected of killing a man in Louisiana, according to news reports. Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently captured the alligator around the neighborhood of Avery Estates, not far from where 71-year-old Timothy Satterlee Sr. went missing on Aug. 30, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office wrote on its Facebook page. The 12-foot-long (3.7 meters), 504-pound (229 kilograms) alligator had "what appears to be human remains inside its stomach," according to the post. How common are such tragic alligator attacks? https://www.livescience.com/how-common-are-alligator-attacks
  6. Good lord, instead of doing what we elected them to do they will waste time and money on this, just like the last 4 years when things that needed to get done didn't because everyone was fixated on bullsh***t. It is distraction and waste. We should vote them all out when they are up for re-election, vote non Democrat, AND non-Republican. Get some independents in there, even a couple of Libertarians would be better than what we have now to break the strangle hold those two parties have on our government!
  7. 9 points
  8. 9 points
    @acute I know it is early over there, but you might want to cover up bud. I dont think my eyes can take it anymore
  9. Hammerclaw

    Wuhan scientists planned to release

    The Sleestak want a word with you.
  10. A simple act led to an art history professor discovering a 17th century masterpiece that was thought to have been missing. Church of the Holy Family is located just a few blocks from the campus of Iona College, and Tom Ruggio told CNN he would sometimes visit during the church's "off hours" for the quiet and solitude. Ruggio lived in Italy for about nine years studying art, and when he walked in the church with the lights a little brighter than normal, he couldn't believe what caught his eye. "Up in the middle of the church, high up on the right side, I immediately identified an Italian Baroque painting, and I couldn't believe what I was looking at," Ruggio said. CNN article At ArtNet
  11. 8 points
    The view of Greenwich across the Thames.
  12. https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/09/22/new-zealand-lockdown-police-arrest-kentucky-fried-chicken-smugglers/
  13. Iilaa'mpuul'xem

    Wild monkey holds Saru hostage

    I just had to click on this story..
  14. 7 points
    I’ve literally been partying all day. And, I had a nap. Win.
  15. Yes to both. But we were celebrating Yule before the Romans brought us rumors of baby Jesus; whose birth fits conveniently in the pagan calendar. . Weather was cold, farmers and herders were in their houses, hunters ventured out occasionally. But the days were beginning to get longer, Spring would come and before the hard work of survival had to begin again, there was time for family, festivity, and gratitude. We might try remembering that until the batteries show up.
  16. In January 2006 a group of children in summer camp in Waikato, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip with a seasoned archaeologist. They kayaked to the upper Kawhia harbour, a hotspot for this sort of activity, and they expected to find fossils of shellfish and the like, as they regularly did on these Hamilton junior naturalist club expeditions. But on this day, just before heading home, close to where they’d left the kayaks and well below the high tide mark, they noticed a trace of fossils that looked like much more than prehistoric crustaceans. After careful extraction, an archaeologist later identified it as the most complete fossilised skeleton of an ancient giant penguin yet uncovered. According to a study newly published in the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology by Massey University scientists, it was a new species of prehistoric penguin. The discovery is helping scientists fill in some gaps in natural history. Penguin species have a fossil record dating almost as far back as the age of the dinosaurs and can say a lot about the ecology of the past and the present. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/16/fossilised-long-legged-giant-penguin-identified-as-new-species https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2021.1953047?
  17. 7 points
    One of my favourite places, Greenwich Park.
  18. A first edition of Mary Shelley’s iconic Gothic novel Frankenstein shattered expectations last week when it sold at Christie’s for a whopping $1.17 million. Per a statement, the three-volume set broke the auction record for a printed work by a woman. The lot’s pre-sale estimate was $200,000 to $300,000. As Alison Flood reports for the Guardian, the previous world record for a printed work by a woman was set in 2008, when a first edition of Jane Austen’s 1816 novel Emma sold for around $205,000. The record-breaking copy of Frankenstein stands out because it retains its original boards—the blueish gray pasteboards that cover each volume. Nineteenth-century publishers used these disposable coverings to bind and sell books, with the expectation that the tomes’ new owners would eventually replace them with a permanent cover. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-edition-of-mary-shelleys-frankenstein-breaks-records-at-auction-180978724/ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/20/frankenstein-first-edition-sets-world-auction-record-for-a-printed-work-by-a-woman-mary-shelley
  19. 6 points
  20. A two-year-old girl has died after falling from a pony during a hunt meeting, police have said. The toddler fell on Wednesday morning while riding with members of The Bedale Hunt on land in a village near Northallerton, North Yorkshire. On Saturday, officers confirmed the girl had died in hospital in the early hours of Thursday. Event officials said members of the hunt had been left "devastated" and were supporting her family. https://news.sky.com/story/two-year-old-girl-dies-after-falling-from-pony-during-hunt-meeting-in-north-yorkshire-12411688 http://www.thebedalehunt.co.uk/
  21. ouija ouija

    Shamima Begum tells UK: ‘I could help you fight terrorism'

    A lot of 15yr olds are idealistic but the vast majority of them don't feel bold enough to take off and join the Islamic State. Britain should never forget this about her. She will be an enemy of Britain until her dying day. Remember her last attempt to get back here: she borrowed someone else's baby, pretending it was hers, to gain sympathy in a television interview. As if Britain hasn't already got too many foreigners in influential positions. My father's, grandfather's and great grandfather's generation will be turning in their graves.
  22. eight bits

    Was Jesus real?

    I'm not ungrateful. What mystifies me is that John was written for a sophisticated audience, Jesus talks like a Greek philosopher. I can't see how there could be many people in the original audience who both (1) could follow what John's Jesus is talking about, but (2) never have heard about, or seen for themselves, a priest of Dionysus-Bacchus "change" water into wine. And it was a trick, not a miracle. A great show would be made of pouring water into some container and then pouring wine out of that same container. This presentation can be done with better or worse showmanship, but does anybody doubt that the wine was there all along? Not much of a question. Apparently Christians came to believe that this time was different, that it really happened. Only pagan gods had priests who play-acted. Meh. No reason not to enjoy the wine, though.
  23. of course they do not want to be embarrassed, Biden is a walking veggie. that talks sometimes, they were afraid he would actually open his mouth and same some idiotic nonsense like he always does
  24. zep73

    Anti-vaxxer asks for prayers

    It has nothing to do with political affiliation. It has to do with population density only. Living in a large city is a disadvantage during an epidemic, no matter which party you prefer.
  25. The same governments who use behavioural scientists to manipulate the messages and coerce people to take the jab. It must be an awful virus if you need to be manipulated into taking into taking jab for a virus so deadly that the un-jabbed are still alive.
  26. Helen of Annoy

    "Mystery woman" in Croatia

    Actually, yes In Croatia (and neighbouring countries), when someone's acting like they don't know anything about something they certainly must know about, you say "pravi se Englez" (pretending they're English). Seriously, when police said she speaks perfect English they meant to say she has no noticeable non-English accent. Which narrows the search to only 400-500 million people. No trace of anyone else was found. While it's possible someone else is still out there too, it's not likely because the area was searched. No vehicle, no backpack, nothing else, just her. Again something that's possible but not likely is that she arrived in a vehicle and had a freak accident - like, parked car moved and fell into the sea, leaving her alive and dry and lost. I'm pretty certain she didn't fell off a boat since she had her hat, she'd definitely lose her hat if there was any swimming involved. So I guess she got lost and wandered into the very rough terrain area where she was found, but it's impossible to tell if she got disoriented because of amnesia that struck her before or she simply got lost while walking around the island and amnesia is the result of shock of being lost, combined with dehydration. The strangest part is that no one reported they're missing a guest or recognized her as their guest. This is a small country and we put effort into keeping our tourists safe and alive, so they can come back next year too. If you rent an apartment you won't just shrug if your tourist disappears, you'll raise an alarm. Same with the big hotels, they'd notice a guest didn't return to their room in days. So I'd say she was only for a short visit on Krk, but then again, no one else is missing a guest. Very strange. I so hope she regains her memory.
  27. My grandfather had a saying that went something like "I must have seen it as I couldn't have hit it otherwise" And based on his hit rate I decided his eyesight must have been excellent.
  28. What a kind of absurd logic is that? If China had been prepared to manage the domestic impact of a self developed virus, why then was the first vaccine authorized (for limited use) so late (June 2020), means, about six month after the first outbreak? Curious ...
  29. I can come up with a few ideas 1. That China created this virus and was so prepared to handle it. 2. So many of these plagues come out of China that they take it seriously and act fast and severe. 3. China was the first to notice it and the first to act, so they have less of it. 4. It is a biological weapon designed for other countries not itself. 5. China is a more uniform country, less diverse, so it cooperates better during crisis. 6. Communism and the lack of freedoms just gives better security. 7. China is economically better than some of these other countries. 8. Combined reasons.
  30. eight bits

    Was Jesus real?

    That might well vary among the gospels, and there could easily heve been a diversity of views among readers. The dominant view about each book might have changed over time, too. That, in turn, may have varied as the dominant uses of the books change. Are they being used to recruit, for beginners to study, to record lore for the benefit of adepts, to offer readings for weekly meetings (as the Jews would read Jewisih writings at their weekly synagogue meetings), ...? Recall that you don't have to believe that Moses literally walked across the dry floor of the Red Sea to be a Jew. Yet, you would hear that part of Exodus read to you now and then at the synagogue. Even if you thought "well, that's a crock," you'd still be Jewish, because your mother was. Why couldn't adherence to the earliest Christianity have been similar? Maybe you call BS on the story that Jesus walked on the surface of the Sea of Galilee, but you'd still be Christian, because you believed in other things, maybe exorcism or other healing ("There must be something to this ..."). "Biblical literalism," might be like fashion, maybe a perspective that comes and goes in popularity over time. We have some remarks by Origen (third century) that suggest (1) gospel literalism was popular in his time, but (2) literalism was impractical because of the familiar contradictions among the accounts, so (3) the solution is to see the gospels as offering figurative, not literal truths. Living Biblical literalism seems to have welled up in 19th Century or so, and we can see for ourselves that it currently encounters much oppositinn from a widely held "spiritual truth" perspective in Christian circles. I've never made that argument about the gospel authors. I doubt that Matthew, Luke and John were atheists, based on their writing and comparing their writing with Mark. I don't have any strong opinion about what Mark's religious views were at the time he wrote his book. I would not guess "probably atheist." Belief in miracles is a different issue than atheism, and even what constitutes a miracle may differ among authors and readers. IMO, both Mark and John at least acknowledge that skeptcism about miracles existed in some of their audience members. The authors themselves? I don't know what they believed.
  31. Mark One

    You are BANNED! (Part 9)

    Banned for living in a fantasy world. Look, that cat would claw that fashion additive into next year and we all know that that. However as we all know, these lovable chaps ooze cuteness and beg cuddles every day of the week. So let nature be as nature intended. Cawwwww, look at their likkle faces
  32. 5 points
    When it rains why does it always seem like people put on their "I don't know where I'm going, what I'm doing and can't read the speed limit" hats on?
  33. Fossilized footprint tracks from the Matalascañas Trampled Surface in Huelva, south west Spain suggest that the area was used by straight-tusked elephants (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) to raise newborn offspring during the Late Pleistocene (129,000 to 11,700 years ago), according to a study published in Scientific Reports. The authors identified footprints of 14 calves, which they estimate as having been between newborns and two years of age. Their body mass was estimated to have been between 70 and 200kg. The authors also categorized tracks from eight juveniles (two to seven years old) and six adolescents (eight to 15 years old). The high frequency of young elephants may indicate that the area, which once had an interdune pond, was a reproductive site for elephant herds, with the surrounding vegetation providing a food source for young elephants unable to travel long distances to other food sources. https://phys.org/news/2021-09-fossilized-footprints-reveal-prehistoric-elephant.html
  34. It must be really exhausting for you trying to maintain that level of hypocrisy.
  35. Its called Self Righteousness and its one of the hallmarks of a liberal, or a Christian Fundamentalist. Both are beyond logical arguement. He's flat out harassing a woman in a store and following her. She should have got security to call the cops.
  36. Hammerclaw

    Wuhan scientists planned to release

    I could say scientists have determined the Lizard People created the virus to depopulated the Earth and reclaim the surface with every bit as much evidence as has thus far been presented regarding the Wuhan lab theory. Covid 19 is bad, but it's not the Andromeda Strain.
  37. XenoFish

    Was Jesus real?

    Create your own god. Cultures have been doing that for ages.
  38. And the drug experiments on the soldiers during the Vietnam War. I saw the aftermath of one man who was so messed up by what was done to him, he committed suicide because he couldn't handle it.
  39. Likely Guy

    Meanwhile, during the Canadian election

    The good news is, is that Bernier (PPC) lost again. No seat in parliament.
  40. I met Debbie Harry (her real name)when I was 4yo an she was 6 so I am told. Her father an mine worked at the same company
  41. Overdueleaf

    What's for dinner?

    @XenoFish Not hardly. Though, I have been cooking since I was about 10 (with help) and at the age of 12-13 each of us kids were to be responsible for planning and cooking at least one meal a week as part of our daily chores. Mom made sure we all knew how to cook before leaving the house because she said that cooking was not a "woman's only job". @Kittens Are Jerks ...lol no it was more meant to show how timing (and a little forethought) is everything when it comes to cooking big meals.. or in this case multiple meals
  42. susieice

    Gabby Petito missing on road trip.

    ABC News just said the body matches Gabby's description. I'll look for a link. Here ya go...it sounds like they found her. https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/fbi-body-found-outside-grand-teton-np-matches-description-of-petito https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/live-fbi-denver-holds-press-conference-after-body-found-where-gabby-petito-search-is-underway/ https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/possible-body-found-in-grand-teton-park-search-for-gabby-petito/
  43. Satterfield's sons are shell-shocked. They never thought to take on Murdaugh over settlements they never knew they were supposed to get. Never got a dollar of a $505 thousand dollar payout they knew would be filed. https://news.yahoo.com/sons-alex-murdaugh-apos-dead-112650586.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAL09j0rr0iXuAG8xP81iKGLQvJIPSC5810qycwiRnZYy_21SHb3qu9fcPGLsEycGKHelOEeiAxELNvH-bl1qdNe42wzGP-tq8-dpSFWP-xg-biuqU3DMqiD0Fi0_xfJIhUDnkXFoJe-IBBa7lyNdy0uq_ypfeEFo1zvdlo4cKcIc They are owed more than $3 million more from other payouts they didn't know about. https://www.yahoo.com/now/murdaugh-housekeeper-heirs-owed-least-031854408.html
  44. Kittens Are Jerks

    You are BANNED! (Part 9)

    Banned for we all know you're waiting for an invitation to join us there... so c'mon, you know you want to...
  45. susieice

    Gabby Petito missing on road trip.

    If her last posts were unusual in the way she usually posted, I'd wonder too. Maybe she never left Utah. It's also strange that he left her in a hotel in Utah for several days and flew to Florida to help his dad take their belongs out of storage. I don't believe they'd do that to save money on the storage rent as the plane flights would have cost much more than that. This bothers me. I hope they are talking to that hotel staff in Salt Lake City, or wherever in Utah this happened.
  46. Honestly Tate anyone who doesn't understand why General Milley and many others thought that President Trump was not acting in a mentally responsible manner after he lost the Election and anyone who doesn't understand this is in denial for the following reasons! 1. The President attacked members of the Republican Party and the Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger for not being able to find 11,780 votes for him. When Raffensperger did not bow to pressure the President publicly attacked him. In addition his wife's unlisted and classified phone number was some how released for the first time to unknown people, and do to this his family received death threats. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/03/trump-georgia-raffensperger-call-biden-washington-post. - Death Threats https://www.businessinsider.com/georgia-secretary-of-state-and-his-wife-receive-death-threats-2020-11 2. The President stopped performing all of his responsibilities and surrounded himself with Conspiracy Theorists who also included his lawyers and plotted to over throw an election he lost. The following is an exact quote of one of those lawyers saying that the Conspiracy Theories she pushed were false statements from the beginning. Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell says ‘no reasonable person’ believes election claims were ‘statements of fact’ https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/23/pro-trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-election-theft-claims-not-statements-of-fact.html 3. On 9 November 2020 just days after the President lost the Election in a very very bizarre move the President tried to pull U.S. forces from Afghanistan and swaths of the Middle East, Africa and even Europe ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. There was absolutely no purpose for this other than mentally unbalanced vindictive behaviour that actually if it was not stopped by the Military would have put the National Security of the United States at risk. This attempted action has been named Trump's war with his generals. https://www.axios.com/off-the-rails-trump-military-withdraw-afghanistan-5717012a-d55d-4819-a79f-805d5eb3c6e2.html 4. Then on 6 January 2021 the insurrectionists that attempt to capture Representatives of our Nation, including the Vice President were sent to the Capitol Grounds were the President said he would meet them which he never did. Before sending them to the Capitol the message was spread to the Presidents base that the Vice President had betrayed him. When the Capitol Insurrection started Trumps Base was hurting the Vice President screaming Hang Mike Pence! ""It’s part of the fallout from an extraordinary 24-hour stretch in which Pence openly defied Trump, Trump unleashed his fury on the vice president, and a mob of violent supporters incensed by Trump’s rhetoric stormed the Capitol building and tried to halt the peaceful transfer of power."" ""Not long after that, members of Trump’s rally crowd arrived at the Capitol, where they overwhelmed police, smashed windows, occupied the building and halted the electoral proceedings. Pence was whisked from the Senate chamber to a secure location, where he was held for hours with staff as well as his wife and daughter, who had been there to support him."" ""Trump did not call to check in on his vice president’s safety during the ordeal and instead spent much of Wednesday consumed with anger over Pence’s action, tweeting, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”" ""Later, members of the mob outside the Capitol were captured on video chanting, “Hang Mike Pence!” and members of Trumps base were actively hunting the Vice President."" https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2021/01/08/hurt-and-anger-cloud-trump-pence-relationship-after-clash/ After all this Tate how can any responsible American not understand why General Milley and many others thought the President was in a unbalanced mental state after he lost the Election and took actions to block his dangerous vindictive behaviour. Peace my brother.
  47. On the contrary and by every measure, my optimism leaps and abounds unconditionally with every post you spew... ~
  48. 4 points
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