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News on 11
« on: October 20, 2011, 02:40:39 PM »

for non-weird news stories. :)

FBI expands definition of rape:     http://washingtonindependent.com/114001/fbi-to-expand-definition-of-rape

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Re: News on 11
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 06:01:28 PM »

256 Indian girls no longer named, "Unwanted."      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44998378/ns/world_news-wonderful_world/?gt1=43001#.TqM8nXLpfi4

 :knuppel2: x 1,000 for their stupid fucking parents.

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Re: News on 11
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 06:13:30 PM »

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Re: News on 11
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 10:11:50 AM »

big earthquake hits Turkey:       http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44998895#.TqQd_HI1Ti4

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...hope Savannah's ok.

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Re: News on 11
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 11:19:36 AM »

big earthquake hits Turkey:       http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44998895#.TqQd_HI1Ti4
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...hope Savannah's ok.

me too

i'm pretty sure she lives in western Turkey
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 11:54:00 AM »

big earthquake hits Turkey:       http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44998895#.TqQd_HI1Ti4
:(
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me too

i'm pretty sure she lives in western Turkey
THIS - fret fret fret....   :-\
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 01:45:51 PM »

big earthquake hits Turkey:       http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44998895#.TqQd_HI1Ti4
:(
...hope Savannah's ok.
me too

i'm pretty sure she lives in western Turkey
THIS - fret fret fret....   :-\

this quake was in SE Turkey
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45004850
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 04:25:08 PM »

big earthquake hits Turkey:       http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44998895#.TqQd_HI1Ti4
:(
...hope Savannah's ok.
me too

i'm pretty sure she lives in western Turkey
THIS - fret fret fret....   :-\

this quake was in SE Turkey
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45004850

Hi guys, i live in the very central region of Turkey. Yet the earthquake has happened in the Eastern Anatolian region which is quite far away from where i live in. Though i felt a very little shake, no building around here has collapsed. Yet  of course i'm so sorry for the people who experienced it, apparently it was a very big one (6.6 or 7.2 with Richter scale) i keep watching the news and each death news breaks my heart.

Thanks for sympathy, i really do understand this forum is quite like a big family.
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 05:24:02 PM »

^ glad you are OK.  hope no one you know was hurt.  sad to see people hurt.
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 06:09:28 PM »

Thanks again Len, everyone i know is also OK.

As far as i can see the case is very bad. It's been a very big earthquake and many buildings there have collapsed. Now they say around 1000 people have died, i guess the loss of lives may rise up to 3000-5000 people  :-\
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011, 07:19:26 PM »

Just watching it on the news. It's terrible.
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 08:40:59 PM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2036885/Libya-New-leader-Mustafa-Abdel-Jalil-says-Sharia-law-used-Gaddafi-regime.html

History repeats itself. Does this remind you of another country that fell into zealots' trap while trying to get rid of a tyrant?
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 04:55:27 AM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2036885/Libya-New-leader-Mustafa-Abdel-Jalil-says-Sharia-law-used-Gaddafi-regime.html

History repeats itself. Does this remind you of another country that fell into zealots' trap while trying to get rid of a tyrant?
:( why oh why does it always happen?
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2011, 05:12:23 AM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2036885/Libya-New-leader-Mustafa-Abdel-Jalil-says-Sharia-law-used-Gaddafi-regime.html

History repeats itself. Does this remind you of another country that fell into zealots' trap while trying to get rid of a tyrant?
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not always, but far too often
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2011, 05:17:09 AM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2036885/Libya-New-leader-Mustafa-Abdel-Jalil-says-Sharia-law-used-Gaddafi-regime.html

History repeats itself. Does this remind you of another country that fell into zealots' trap while trying to get rid of a tyrant?
:( why oh why does it always happen?

I guess it's because there are some external manipulations in such cases.
I remember Saddam offered Opec countries to demand gold againist oil, just like what Gaddafi did. And though Gaddafi has been cruel to the opponent groups, he also used to be very though in foreign relations and he managed to govern his economy with zero external debts. Being so stubborn about his demands in export-import and foreign policies, he needed to get knocked down.

Sharia causes lots and lots of internal problems, look at Iran, they hardly can find time to carry on healthy external relation policies. Democracy is harder to manipulate, therefore i guess some oil importing countries exhorted Jelil to declare Sharia instead of democracy.

Don't get me wrong, i don't and will never like Gaddafi. But i think it's mostly about give & take.
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2011, 04:03:08 PM »

a proposal in the UK to permanently move clocks an hour ahead:       http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45087395/ns/world_news-europe/#.TqxbRnI1Ti4

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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2011, 11:09:43 AM »

Neighbor going down  :-\ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203804204577014371119242492.html
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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2011, 12:26:11 PM »

Neighbor going down  :-\ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203804204577014371119242492.html
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« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2011, 12:28:49 PM »

Neighbor going down  :-\ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203804204577014371119242492.html
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Neighbor going down  :-\ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203804204577014371119242492.html
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2011, 07:45:41 PM »

Italian PM Berlusconi on the way out:    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45203707/ns/world_news-europe/#.TrnLK3I1Ti5



What the what  :o Earlier today Yorgos Papandreu -PM of Greece- has also resigned. It seems like it doesn't go well with Mr Sarcozy too.

I guess EU doesn't have a very promising future  :-\
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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2011, 07:53:30 PM »

once upon a time, I thought the EU would put all nationalism aside and eventually become one nation.

I still think they should.

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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2011, 08:45:39 PM »

once upon a time, I thought the EU would put all nationalism aside and eventually become one nation.

I still think they should.

I think it might be crazy hard. It's been very hard to change their currencies for most of these countries. I have a friend working in Germany, and i remember her saying "Things changed a lot. Everything has become much more expensive then it used to be. For example, price for one tomato used to be one Mark, but now it's one Euro. But it's not the same for the salaries. Because Euro is more valuable than Mark, no employer is able to pay the same amount of money in Euro currency."

And all of these countries have different cultures, sources, working habits. Standardisation would be pain in the ass.
I mean, you can't make a Greek person work 10 hours per day. And industrial production can never be as successful as for example it is in Germany. Because industrial and mass production is something new for them. They are more accustomed to tourism and import & export. This is why incentive credits haven't work.
It became harder to finance them inside the union. And if union keeps supporting such countries with credits and grants, it will ruin the economic situations of the other member countries whose economy is bigger.
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« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2011, 01:26:24 AM »

once upon a time, I thought the EU would put all nationalism aside and eventually become one nation.

I still think they should.
Some time ago, someone thought this about the various peoples of the British Isles.

Lovely notion, except that none of the constituent populations wants any part of it.
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« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2011, 02:09:48 PM »

their loss.

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The discovery of a 1.8 ton World War II era bomb in the German city of Koblenz has caused officials
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« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2011, 11:49:09 PM »

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If you read the label, it does state in no uncertain terms that you should not eat the dough raw...
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« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2012, 09:39:26 AM »

one of every 12 current US marriages is interracial:    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46409832/ns/us_news-life/#.Tz0UsVG2bi4

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« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2012, 05:10:22 PM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/mexico-earthquake-2012_n_1367682.html

:( I hope everybody including our Mexican Boxers are safe and sound.

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:(  :(

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« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2012, 08:02:56 PM »

Damn those wanton Mexican women and their revealing clothes!   >:(
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« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2012, 06:23:26 AM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/mexico-earthquake-2012_n_1367682.html

:( I hope everybody including our Mexican Boxers are safe and sound.


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« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2012, 07:34:16 PM »

Canada's entry in the Miss Universe pageant disqualified for being born a boy:    http://now.msn.com/now/0325-transgender-beauty-queen.aspx

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« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2012, 07:44:39 PM »

Canada's entry in the Miss Universe pageant disqualified for being born a boy:    http://now.msn.com/now/0325-transgender-beauty-queen.aspx
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« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2012, 03:23:06 AM »

Canada's entry in the Miss Universe pageant disqualified for being born a boy:    http://now.msn.com/now/0325-transgender-beauty-queen.aspx
Both of the [ahem] women in that photo are scary-looking.....

This. And isn't it funny, it's two thousand fucking twelwe and people still make beauty contests. And they still discuss whether a transgender woman could be considered as a woman or not.

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« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2012, 07:03:49 PM »

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« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2012, 02:25:40 AM »

Canada's entry in the Miss Universe pageant disqualified for being born a boy:    http://now.msn.com/now/0325-transgender-beauty-queen.aspx
Both of the [ahem] women in that photo are scary-looking.....

This. And isn't it funny, it's two thousand fucking twelwe and people still make beauty contests. And they still discuss whether a transgender woman could be considered as a woman or not.



update:   http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/02/10990928-transgender-beauty-queen-allowed-to-compete-in-miss-universe-canada

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« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2012, 07:17:53 PM »

I find this interesting for the linguistic possibilities alone:    http://io9.com/5906663/will-sweden-abolish-the-concept-of-gender

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« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2012, 02:22:11 AM »

I find this interesting for the linguistic possibilities alone:    http://io9.com/5906663/will-sweden-abolish-the-concept-of-gender



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« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2012, 04:16:44 PM »

Canada's entry in the Miss Universe pageant disqualified for being born a boy:    http://now.msn.com/now/0325-transgender-beauty-queen.aspx
Both of the [ahem] women in that photo are scary-looking.....

This. And isn't it funny, it's two thousand fucking twelwe and people still make beauty contests. And they still discuss whether a transgender woman could be considered as a woman or not.




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« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2012, 09:48:41 AM »

anti-gay-marriage group decides the battle is lost, stops fighting:    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47930211/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times/#.T-XGsZH-2E4

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« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2012, 11:47:48 PM »

3-person civil union notarized in Brazil:    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19402508

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« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2012, 05:25:41 PM »

http://www.alternet.org/fiona-apple-facing-10-years-jail-over-texas-marijuana-bust

that's Texas for ya.
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« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2012, 06:55:46 PM »

they promised to secede - I wish they'd get on it.

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« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2012, 08:12:43 PM »

wow...got milk then.
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« Reply #66 on: November 16, 2012, 10:41:14 AM »

that is kind of sad :(

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« Reply #67 on: November 16, 2012, 02:53:35 PM »

So I'm really happy hostess is closing. That shit is poisonous and disgusting and now people who can't make good decisions for their body won't be able to eat it anyway.

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« Reply #68 on: November 16, 2012, 03:19:07 PM »

^ says in the article they will be selling the brands so it sounds like someone else will be making them just not under the hostess name.
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« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2012, 04:43:02 PM »

Well that is stupid and pointless and they should just stay in business, then. If people are still going to be producing that crap, absolutely no good is coming of this.
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« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2012, 05:25:14 PM »

Well I'm sure they'd prefer to stay in business
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« Reply #71 on: November 16, 2012, 07:17:17 PM »

nah, the top brass have finished looting it. they're just using the "labor problems" as a bullshit excuse for their financial hump-and-dump.

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« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2012, 07:44:51 PM »

asshole gets busted before he can shoot up a Twilight screening:   http://news.msn.com/us/cops-man-plotted-attack-during-twilight-movie

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« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2012, 09:41:58 AM »

young Indian woman, beaten and gang raped on a bus in Delhi, dies from her injuries:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20860569

the whole incident has sparked massive protests in India...this shit ain't over, not by a damn sight.

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« Reply #76 on: February 09, 2013, 01:40:32 AM »

California almost-was-a-cop goes crazy kills three, threatens more.....
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Cops looking for that guy  ^ have so far shot/shot-at THREE (possibly four) unarmed
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« Reply #77 on: February 09, 2013, 11:57:09 AM »

it's like real-life Terminator.

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« Reply #78 on: February 10, 2013, 01:36:18 AM »

California almost-was-a-cop goes crazy kills three, threatens more.....
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Cops looking for that guy  ^ have so far shot/shot-at THREE (possibly four) unarmed
and totally unrelated people, apparently without warning.  :angry7: 
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Guys, it's been mad here...I live and work in Riverside the street that was blocked off is so close to my house it's stupid. I get out of work really late and even the guys I work with didn't want to driving on the streets. 
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California almost-was-a-cop goes crazy kills three, threatens more.....
LINK

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Guys, it's been mad here...I live and work in Riverside the street that was blocked off is so close to my house it's stupid. I get out of work really late and even the guys I work with didn't want to driving on the streets.
But here's the million-dollar question:

Are you worried that there's a madman on the loose who might kill you?

...or are you worried that a trigger-happy cop might shoot you cuz your
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« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2013, 01:45:25 PM »

well, he's becoming kind of a hero, so a lot of people must fear the latter from the LAPD:   http://now.msn.com/christopher-dorner-twitter-users-call-alleged-murderer-a-hero

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I'm not really concerned either way honestly...I guess you can take that anyway you want. I'm just worried that friends are going to work themselves up into a lather over this.  I can't declare any of what is being said about this man is truth or fiction, I can't call him murder or hero either.  I just want it sorted out without all the death, road closures and fear.
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« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2013, 01:21:49 PM »

So yesterday, in a nail biting stand off, Chris Dorner is believed to have killed himself.  He was discovered in a cabin by two maids, who were then tied up and car jacked.  One escaped and altered police which lead to another chase up in Big Bear (snowy part of California) where two officers were shot, one was killed.  Dorner is then believed to have gone into a cabin (I am unsure if it was the same one he was first discovered in) where he barricaded himself.  It was then reported that one gunshot was heard after tear gas was shot into the building, which proceeded to catch fire and burn into a charred black soot pile with only the chimney standing.  So it is assumed that this man is dead, they have to do DNA testing on the remains to be sure. 


Today is the funeral for the first police officer that was killed, his name was Michael Crain.

I feel that either way all of this ended unfairly, maybe I'm naive to for thinking our system works, but I wish they would of tried to keep Dorner alive so he could have a trial. (or at least not burned to a crisp to really identify his remains.)
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« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2013, 06:10:18 PM »

Badass lady golfer gets bitten by a black widow spider on the 4th hole of an Australian tournament, cuts open the bite wound with a golf tee, squeezes out the venom and finishes the round:     http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-digest-woman/blogs/golf-digest-woman/2013/02/player-bitten-by-black-widow-s.html


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« Reply #84 on: February 14, 2013, 02:32:35 AM »

Badass lady golfer gets bitten by a black widow spider on the 4th hole of an Australian tournament, cuts open the bite wound with a golf tee, squeezes out the venom and finishes the round:     http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-digest-woman/blogs/golf-digest-woman/2013/02/player-bitten-by-black-widow-s.html


 :o :o :o :o :o :o

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« Reply #86 on: February 15, 2013, 02:31:37 AM »

http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

Meteorite crash in Russia.

Fucking end of the world shit is insane.

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http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

Meteorite crash in Russia.

Fucking end of the world shit is insane.

Although, the videos are pretty awesome.

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« Reply #88 on: February 15, 2013, 05:44:28 AM »

http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

Meteorite crash in Russia.
If that happened here I would still be hiding under my bed. Cool but scary as shit.
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death from above!   :o

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So did anyone else see that movie a few years ago where Bruce Willis and a bunch
of guys flew up to a giant asteroid to blow it up before it crashed into us and killed
everyone?  ....and the BIG asteroid was preceded by a bunch of smaller ones?



....like, say, the one that blew up over Russia this morning, and the one that passed
just a bit closer than the moon later?   :o   :sad5: :toothy2:
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« Reply #91 on: February 15, 2013, 07:47:45 PM »

I'm waiting to see if the smoke/ash from the meteor's airburst will set off the zombie apocalypse after people breathe it in.    :knuppel2:

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I'm waiting to see if the smoke/ash from the meteor's airburst will set off the zombie apocalypse after people breathe it in.    :knuppel2:
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« Reply #94 on: February 21, 2013, 01:55:22 PM »

Michigan Senate votes to raise age of consent from 18 to 21 regarding student/teacher or school employee sexxx:  http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billengrossed/Senate/pdf/2013-SEBS-0135.pdf

it's on page 2 of the pdf file, so you won't have to scroll down very far.

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« Reply #95 on: February 25, 2013, 03:03:50 PM »

59% of fish sold as "tuna" in the USA isn't really tuna:    http://qz.com/55699/59-percent-of-americas-tuna-isnt-actually-tuna/

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« Reply #96 on: February 26, 2013, 09:09:27 PM »

This just in from The Huffington Post:

AFP's Twitter Photo Account Hacked By Pro-Assad Activists   :o






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^Oh my god. People are so terrible. Why would anyone think it was a fun idea to do that?
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What are we supposed to call it then?
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« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2013, 05:21:11 PM »

What are we supposed to call it then?
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« Reply #102 on: March 28, 2013, 01:05:37 AM »

I thought the technical term was "wee wee" (as opposed to a boy's "pee pee").
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« Reply #103 on: March 28, 2013, 02:26:31 AM »

We could go very generic and call it 'The NoNo'
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« Reply #104 on: March 28, 2013, 02:49:20 PM »

shouldn't the parents be more upset that he is talking to his kids about orgasms?
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« Reply #105 on: March 28, 2013, 03:37:22 PM »

I dunno, a vagina is more there, and in your face than an orgasm.
Orgasm can be chemical, and illusive, whereas there's no escaping a vagina.
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« Reply #106 on: March 28, 2013, 05:36:41 PM »

shouldn't the parents be more upset that he is talking to his kids about orgasms?

Why on earth should a parent be at all angry about a child getting sex ed? As long as the teacher isn't going into vast personal detail and is sticking to facts I don't see a problem. And at least it saves them having to do it.
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« Reply #107 on: March 28, 2013, 05:52:14 PM »

shouldn't the parents be more upset that he is talking to his kids about orgasms?

Why on earth should a parent be at all angry about a child getting sex ed? As long as the teacher isn't going into vast personal detail and is sticking to facts I don't see a problem. And at least it saves them having to do it.

I didn't mean that they should be upset. I meant that it would be more strange for an anatomy teacher to talk to your kid about an orgasm (which is clearly sexual) than it would for them to say the word vagina (which isn't necessarily sexual). Anatomy isn't sex ed. They have different classes for that typically... or the used to anyway.
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« Reply #108 on: March 28, 2013, 06:30:54 PM »

shouldn't the parents be more upset that he is talking to his kids about orgasms?

Why on earth should a parent be at all angry about a child getting sex ed? As long as the teacher isn't going into vast personal detail and is sticking to facts I don't see a problem. And at least it saves them having to do it.

I didn't mean that they should be upset. I meant that it would be more strange for an anatomy teacher to talk to your kid about an orgasm (which is clearly sexual) than it would for them to say the word vagina (which isn't necessarily sexual). Anatomy isn't sex ed. They have different classes for that typically... or the used to anyway.

Oh, I assumed the context was a sex ed class but I guess that was never actually mentioned. Sorry!
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« Reply #109 on: March 28, 2013, 11:00:25 PM »

shouldn't the parents be more upset that he is talking to his kids about orgasms?
If I were the wagering sort, I'd bet the kids' mum doesn't know what that is.   O0
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« Reply #110 on: March 30, 2013, 10:02:35 AM »

shouldn't the parents be more upset that he is talking to his kids about orgasms?
If I were the wagering sort, I'd bet the kids' mum doesn't know what that is.   O0

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« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2013, 02:56:48 AM »

I dunno, a vagina is more there, and in your face than an orgasm.
Depending on the situation, an orgasm can also be in your face  :buck2:

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« Reply #114 on: June 03, 2013, 08:00:12 AM »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8744197/Violent-crackdown-on-Turkey-protest

Protests in Turkey turn violent

I don't know if it is mentioned on the news out there, but there's a big civil disturbance in Turkey, people are exposed to strong reaction of the policemen and government.
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« Reply #115 on: June 03, 2013, 08:21:39 AM »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8744197/Violent-crackdown-on-Turkey-protest

Protests in Turkey turn violent

I don't know if it is mentioned on the news out there, but there's a big civil disturbance in Turkey, people are exposed to strong reaction of the policemen and government.

I saw it briefly on a news site's front page here, but its slipped down the pages in the last few days.
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« Reply #116 on: June 03, 2013, 08:34:34 AM »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8744197/Violent-crackdown-on-Turkey-protest

Protests in Turkey turn violent

I don't know if it is mentioned on the news out there, but there's a big civil disturbance in Turkey, people are exposed to strong reaction of the policemen and government.

I saw it briefly on a news site's front page here, but its slipped down the pages in the last few days.
How is it where you are?

I live in possibly the calmest city in the country. People just shout slogans, blow whistles and stuff.

Anyway last saturday we were protesting, and suddenly a huge group of civil people who had huge knives came and started a fight; policemen just watched from their corners.

Today i'll go to the protests again, i hope nobody gets hurt by police or civil violence.
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« Reply #117 on: June 03, 2013, 10:54:33 AM »

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/29/17968426-dozens-injured-others-feared-buried-after-explosion-in-prague?lite

isn't Faloleen from there? Hope she and the people she cares about are OK.
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« Reply #118 on: June 03, 2013, 01:43:31 PM »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8744197/Violent-crackdown-on-Turkey-protest

Protests in Turkey turn violent

I don't know if it is mentioned on the news out there, but there's a big civil disturbance in Turkey, people are exposed to strong reaction of the policemen and government.

I saw it briefly on a news site's front page here, but its slipped down the pages in the last few days.
How is it where you are?

I live in possibly the calmest city in the country. People just shout slogans, blow whistles and stuff.

Anyway last saturday we were protesting, and suddenly a huge group of civil people who had huge knives came and started a fight; policemen just watched from their corners.

Today i'll go to the protests again, i hope nobody gets hurt by police or civil violence.
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« Reply #119 on: June 03, 2013, 07:12:43 PM »

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« Reply #120 on: June 04, 2013, 04:18:54 AM »

Thanks guys, no worries, i am safe.

All i can do from here is to translate the news and spread them to the international media. Casualties: 2 people died, approx. 3000 people wounded.

Policemen are now covering the id numbers written on their helmets and collars in order to attack the protesters violently without getting recognised.

This girl was not even a protester, but she was really unfortunate to be there and got beaten harshly with iron bars, you can see the bruises and broken arm & leg:

https://twitter.com/basak_ozcelik/status/341499178268110849/photo/1
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« Reply #121 on: June 04, 2013, 05:38:02 AM »

^Oh god, that's horrible.
And because of the censorship there is almost no coverage of this situation in czech media. I get informations solely from twitter and tumblr.
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« Reply #122 on: June 04, 2013, 09:44:42 AM »

^Oh god, that's horrible.
And because of the censorship there is almost no coverage of this situation in czech media. I get informations solely from twitter and tumblr.

I keep sending tweets regarding the latest news to the popular news channels and newspapers, and ČT24 is among them. But can't seem to take their attentions. 'Till now just a Russian TV answered my tweet in order to get further information.
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« Reply #123 on: June 04, 2013, 10:48:19 AM »

I don't know if it is mentioned on the news out there, but there's a big civil disturbance in Turkey, people are exposed to strong reaction of the policemen and government.

I haven't watched the news yesterday. Saw some brief mentions about it today on the newspaper . Stay safe
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« Reply #124 on: June 04, 2013, 03:03:55 PM »

I keep sending tweets regarding the latest news to the popular news channels and newspapers, and ČT24 is among them. But can't seem to take their attentions. 'Till now just a Russian TV answered my tweet in order to get further information.
That is a great thing to do!
ČT24 tweets about floods all the time, so that's probably why they're ignoring your tweets. But @LidovkySvet, a big czech newspaper tweets about Turkey.
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« Reply #125 on: June 04, 2013, 04:20:01 PM »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8744197/Violent-crackdown-on-Turkey-protest

Protests in Turkey turn violent

I don't know if it is mentioned on the news out there, but there's a big civil disturbance in Turkey, people are exposed to strong reaction of the policemen and government.

it's beeing covered on all the big news sites/newspapers over here. i hope you stay safe!
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« Reply #126 on: June 05, 2013, 01:48:45 AM »

Miss Sahara, Spider Jerusalem: Thanks, trying to do my best to stay safe and get it all heard.

@Faloleen: Thank you soo much, will add @LidovkySvet to our data base and start sending them tweets.
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« Reply #127 on: June 07, 2013, 12:24:14 AM »

I don't really watch any of the national news stations...

Have any Americans heard anything about this on a "major" outlet?
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« Reply #129 on: June 07, 2013, 12:51:25 PM »

I don't really watch any of the national news stations...

Have any Americans heard anything about this on a "major" outlet?

I don't watch the news. I read it, though, and it's being covered on The New York Times.
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« Reply #131 on: June 20, 2013, 07:43:13 AM »

Major protests in Brazil thew last few days, rioting in a few cities.

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« Reply #132 on: June 20, 2013, 09:38:36 PM »

Things are getting PRETTY nasty right now in Rio. São Paulo was crazy too. Brazilia had a lot of troubles too today. In Rio things are close to a civil war in some aspects. A friend of mine, who was in Monday's riot is being wanted by the police - supposelly because he tried to beat to the death a policeman. A video shows something completely different:

Video one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ccslSNV0s  --- he is the beard man, in white plain t-shirt, holding like three or four guys...

There is another video, but you cant understand what he is saying. More or less at 0:45. His white t-shirt is on his shoulders.
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« Reply #133 on: June 21, 2013, 02:26:33 AM »

http://edition.cnn.com/  --- the protests were on cover of CNN.


Just one pov from someone not connected with the media, but reading and listening from every side:

- the flag against "corruption" is the weakest and most vague flag you can raise. Many people from part of out society are getting into this bang wagon of "against all and everything that is wrong". However, most of them have a right wing conservative attitude, going against the real cause that spawned the riots: the cost and ineffectiveness of public transport in Brasil.

Many people are there only for the sake of saying they were there. Like a post I saw in facebook today: It is not because of the 20 cents, it for the Instagram post. Others are clearly there as if it was a street party, are there to have fun.

A guy from the group (can't call them party, because it will sound like if they are a political party) MPL, Movimento Passe Livre (smth like: No Fee Movement)  who started the demonstrations against the fee raise posted a text in his FB page, saying how sad he is on the turn the demonstrations took. From something coherent and if a cause, now you have people shouting almost everything and anything, making the speech weaker every demonstration after every demonstration. Not only that, but the fact that people INSIDE the protests were calling he and his group (which were the minority)  communists - because they were gathered together with some people from extreme left wing parties.

I'm too tired to reproduce every word that he said, but you could clearly see some traces of repression and facism from those guys.

In the mean time, while people are happy and feeling like a real citizen because they are protesting against everything, you see extreme right wing people and some right wing parties taking part in a speech of "PT (Dilma's and Lula party) is the cause of all this corruption", like if these other parties never had any scandal. For instance, the future candidate for  the president election next year from PSDB, and governor of  my state, Aécio Neves, is going on trial for a billion dollar *insert word i dont know*  of public budget.  Also, you see people asking to extinguish all parties - yes, like they did back in the 60s, with the  Fifth Institutional Act. 

Add to that all these rioters destroying everything that they think it should be, beating up policemen, burgling. Add the excessive violence of an badly trained and underpaid police force. And you have a situation that is going totally out of control.

And people think they are top of the notch going to the streets, when they can't see they are being manipulated somehow.

I don't agree with MPL main cause, which is a free public transportation system because that is almost impossible of implementing. But I agree that you need one, and only one cause for a demonstration.


Brazilian people are easily lead by this "against corruption" speech, which is just bollocks at the end. How can people ask to end corruption if each and everyday most Brazilians tries to take some advantage over others? Hoping queues, not given back extra change, taking away things found on public places (we have this saying: found is not stolen...) - specially money and mobiles, but actually anything that they can carry at the moment. A people that try to cheat on each and every possibility. A people who think it is strange when someone does not take an advantage over something or someone. That is why corruption is such a weak flag....


I'm scared on how this can end.




There are so many things wrong on with these protests, that I get lost with my thoughts and can't even finish this bloody post in someway that it makes any sense...



PS.: my friend posted a video on YT telling his okay and commenting the stupid poster that people did, telling he (and others) were going to be hunted down by Rio's police force.  I wish you guys were fluent in portuguese, because Im too lazy and very tired right now to subtitle that.
   
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« Reply #134 on: June 21, 2013, 10:51:01 AM »

BBC and The Guardian have good reports too:

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« Reply #135 on: August 24, 2013, 10:57:30 AM »

Goddamn, I hope Mali and her friends and folks aren't caught up in this:   http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Rim-Fire-Soars-to-105000-Acres-220809981.html

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« Reply #137 on: November 08, 2013, 10:55:49 AM »

Most powerful storm to ever make landfall has hit the Phillipines:



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« Reply #139 on: November 10, 2013, 03:29:50 PM »

While this in horrible, it is such an amazing event to occur. Nature is incredible.
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300k people in West Virginia dealing with poisoned water thanks to chemical spill:    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/12/22277375-west-virginia-chemical-spill-frustrates-residents-for-fourth-day?lite

They can't even use it for bathing, so you know the stench has to be getting massive. Of course, the corporate lowlifes responsible will get away with it.

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« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2014, 02:47:27 PM »

Circus accident yesterday in Rhode Island:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/8ILK9jY6Y8Y" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/8ILK9jY6Y8Y</a>

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Re: News on 11
« Reply #143 on: May 31, 2014, 04:17:07 PM »

I's surprised that there isn't anything about Isla Vista here.
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #144 on: July 14, 2014, 10:23:13 AM »

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Re: News on 11
« Reply #145 on: August 13, 2014, 04:06:07 PM »

Today, an airplane with Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed in Santos, killing him and 6 other people. Conspiracy theorists are already talking about sabotage and such.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-28778604
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #146 on: August 13, 2014, 07:51:10 PM »

What happens next? Does his party nominate someone else to take his spot on the ticket?

We've never had a presidential candidate die before the election (I think), but it has happened with at least one candidate for the US Senate - some dude from Missouri back in 2000. He ended up winning, and his wife served in his place.

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Re: News on 11
« Reply #147 on: August 14, 2014, 09:18:46 AM »

The party commitee has 10 days to nominate a substitute. Usually, the  former vice candidate will be nominated.

They vice candidate, Marina   Silva, would be on board but she decided to board on another plane with some campaign members (I forgot the English word for their position).

The saddest thing was people joking less than a hour after the crash. And in a heart beat my whatsapp was updated with shots from the corpses - the splattered corpses, that is. People also said Dilma or Aecio should be there. And they meant it.

Some argued that there is no boundaries for humour, but this have been used as an excuse to be arsehole. This also confirms my theory that this idea illustrate a saying we have: pepper on someone's else arsehole is a bliss.

I was not going to vote for him, and his party is not the most reliable or non corrupt, but that does not mean I think it is appropriate to joke.
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Re: News on 11
« Reply #148 on: February 19, 2015, 07:25:28 PM »



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Re: News on 11
« Reply #149 on: February 25, 2015, 04:33:20 AM »

Mass shooting in the Czech Republic, the very first one. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31608932
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