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Justice for Harambe

May 30, 2016 - 2:47 AM - by Bruv
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There are calls for the parents of the 4 year old to be held responsible for the death of the gorilla following the child getting into the animal's enclosure.

Fury after gorilla shot when boy crawled into enclosure

What about the Zoo's barrier ?
    4 Replies | 38 Views

Memorial Day

May 29, 2016 - 6:41 AM - by spot
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I thought I'd look up what Americans memorialize tomorrow.

Memorial Day "commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service", according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Public Affairs whatever that may be.

Assuming the commemoration is of men and women who died while in the military service of the US - though I note the US Government website wording quoted above doesn't make that claim - that's an average of 16... [Read More]
    15 Replies | 172 Views

Shameworthy behavior

May 29, 2016 - 5:07 AM - by spot
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"My colleague was scanning eBay and he saw a photograph of what seemed to be the teleprinter," said John Wetter, a volunteer at the museum.

He then went to Southend to investigate further where he found the keyboard being kept, in its original case, on the floor of a shed "with rubbish all over it".

"We said 'Thank you very much, how much was it again?' She said '£9.50', so we said 'Here's a £10 note - keep the change!'"
... [Read More]
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Symptoms of dementia

May 25, 2016 - 4:50 AM - by dancersletter
I live along with my mom and 2 children. My mom's sister was detected of dementia about 6 months before and now she lives in a nursing home, Prestige care at Alaska. I have been noticing certain changes in my mom's behavior like problem with communication and language. This doesn't happen always. She often forgets where things are kept. I was wondering if these were the initial symptoms of dementia. Is this hereditary?
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May 23, 2016 - 2:12 AM - by spot
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I quote Verity Stob from today's Register:
(And one other thing about the Youth Faction: they prefixed every paragraph they spoke with the word 'so'. For they did not realise how ridiculous it is to begin every thought with the same, repeated conjunction.)

The Sons of Kahn and the Witch of Wookey • The Register
I have had it up to here... [Read More]
    11 Replies | 341 Views

Only one from church small group not invited to wedding

May 22, 2016 - 4:03 PM - by jashley
I am so upset, a couple at my church and in my small group got married and had this wedding and invited everyone from my small group except me. I know this because I saw pictures of everyone from my small group at the wedding. This was after I talked to my pastor about whether it was open invite bc I didnt get an invitation and he said it was invitation only and that I wasnt the only one not invited. But looking at the pictures I see that isnt true. Why would he say that and why was I the only... [Read More]
    1 Reply | 217 Views

Romeo Romeo, wherefore art thou, etc.

May 22, 2016 - 1:28 PM - by spot
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EgyptAir: Submarine searches for missing flight data recorders - BBC News

The Egyptian navy has a submarine?

What on earth have they sent that out of port for. The crew must all have retired by now, surely.

I quote:
The Romeo class is an archaic anachronism by any reasonable set of submarine standards. It is a World War II design, slow, noisy and equipped with
... [Read More]
    14 Replies | 225 Views

Automatic Burger Flippers

May 21, 2016 - 1:19 PM - by tude dog
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Can't say I ever been a fan of minimum wage laws. It only makes sense that nobody wants to pay for service which is not of value to them. Well throw logic out the window and force the payment for a service of worthless value.

A worker a Mc D's does offer some value to his labor, but only so much.

Welcome to the real world.

Minimum Wage Backfire

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    50 Replies | 656 Views

Life after Death

May 19, 2016 - 10:03 AM - by Snowfire
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I had to laugh at this segment...

Despite those great scenes in horror flicks where a sheeted body sits upright on the autopsy table, the answer is no. However, air trapped in the lungs may escape and in the process can vibrate the vocal cords to produce a chilling postmortem sigh. Funeral director Randy L. Goldy, a certified
... [Read More]
    1 Reply | 185 Views

I'm enjoying this Sci-Fi comic.

May 19, 2016 - 12:25 AM - by Bored_Wombat
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If you enjoy sci-fi comics, I recommend giving it a read.
    1 Reply | 428 Views


May 15, 2016 - 3:27 AM - by Bruv
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Is 'Our Boris' our version of Trump ?
    29 Replies | 751 Views

Surreal debate

May 14, 2016 - 9:12 AM - by spot
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The BBC Parliament channel very kindly broadcasts sessions from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and Thursday's debate on Tax Evasion in the light of the Panama Papers was well worth spending a couple of hours listening to.

The opening address was delivered by Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Minister of Defence for the Netherlands. In English, at a pace reminiscent of the late John Smith and with the same sense of intelligence. Nobody in British politics comes close. How anyone... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 461 Views

Pfizer Kills The Death Penalty

May 14, 2016 - 5:23 AM - by FourPart
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Pfizer Blocks Its Drugs For Lethal Injections

I've always been curious as to why the U.S. Government has such a problem is finding ways to execute its condemned criminals. So, it's main supplier refuses to supply them. So what? There have to be other companies in different countries with no such qualms. Besides, what is the problem? Even with everyday surgical... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 468 Views

Oooh - Ahhh....

May 14, 2016 - 5:02 AM - by FourPart
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A bit of excitement down this way yesterday morning. I thought it was the thunderstorm we so desperately need at the moment...

Fire breaks out at Southampton fireworks store - BBC News
    5 Replies | 168 Views

You can't call it a delay

May 14, 2016 - 1:04 AM - by spot
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A new metro line in Rio de Janeiro promised for the 2016 Olympics will open just days before the event and will not open to the public until after the Games, officials have said. The 16km (10-mile) extension to Line 4 will operate at half its capacity during the the 5-21 August event.

Only Olympic officials, ticket-holders and supporting personnel will be able to use it. The line will be open to the general public after September's Paralympics.

... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 138 Views

This is America

May 14, 2016 - 12:23 AM - by spot
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Before anyone complains about the thread title, it's a quote.

Man pleads guilty to grabbing, taking off woman's hijab on flight to ABQ |

This happened last year and it's only just reached a stage where the chap enters a plea?

My interest, in posting the thread, is to find out what his sentence... [Read More]
    9 Replies | 255 Views

Standard Assessment Tests

May 13, 2016 - 11:33 AM - by Snowfire
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There's been much debated about them in recent times, here in the UK and many adults have fallen at many of the hurdles asked of our school kids, when given the test.

Is there anyone here, truthfully, without Googling, who knows what a subordinating conjunction is....apart from Spot that is. I had no idea what one was but I'm sure I use them appropriately. How essential to your future prospects is it to know ?

I understand that certain Scandinavian countries are... [Read More]
    4 Replies | 185 Views

Totally baffling local councillor meltdown

May 12, 2016 - 11:03 AM - by spot
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I honestly can't imagine why this chap's not resigned.

Truro councillor Lance Dyer suspended over 'Holocaust Hoax' tweet - BBC News

If he's still a member of Mebyon Kernow next week I'll update the thread.
    1 Reply | 162 Views

May 12, 2016 - 8:47 AM - by spot
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An odd sequence of events, this.

I registered on a gun auction site at lunchtime in order to bid for a handgun.

I arranged with an in-state Licensed Firearms Dealer to take delivery of it.

Then cancelled the auction (the item you have requested is no longer in the system) and made its... [Read More]
    67 Replies | 1,643 Views

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