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won't be many left To see it really end

May 29, 2020 - 7:25 PM - by tude dog
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1965 I watched it on TV. Watts in Los Angeles CA,

Trouble everyday
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Virtual Graduation 2020

May 27, 2020 - 3:17 PM - by Saint_
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Speaking of current events...I haven't been around much lately because I have been working feverishly on the Virtual Graduation for my school. Here is the finished product. It took me around 300 hours to produce.

... [Read More]
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Emily maitlis replaced

May 27, 2020 - 12:23 PM - by gmc
Seems like the bbc is now the prime ministers poodle. I blame the bbc al least in apsrt for brexit, if they hadn't constantl;y given airtime to nogel farage or even challenged him when he basically lied things might have been differfent.

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top...ules-1-6673185

Yet the supposed impartiality seems to... [Read More]
    1 Reply | 74 Views


Live Stream of Japanese Spacecraft Docking at ISS

May 25, 2020 - 4:38 AM - by Bryn Mawr
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Docking due at 08:15 EDT, 13:15 BST :-

https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
    1 Reply | 88 Views


Matthew 6:5

May 23, 2020 - 11:18 AM - by gmc
I was watching trump declaring he was going to tell the governors to open the churches and it niggled. I'm not religious but I have actually read the bible (unlike many religious people I have met) and I was sure there was something about public praying and hypocrisy.

"In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and
in the... [Read More]
    8 Replies | 169 Views


I am the new guy

May 16, 2020 - 6:12 PM - by HermineDan
Kudos. A lot of material. my web blog ... <link removed by moderator>
    1 Reply | 281 Views


Acrostic triolets

May 15, 2020 - 2:04 PM - by spot
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My attention was claimed a few hours ago by someone wanting an acrostic poem. All the first letters of the lines making coherent English.

The breakdown was 8,4,8 lines. I wondered about the 8-line verses. Perhaps they could be triolets.

I went and looked.

There are only three words in English that are the length and pattern of a triolet, ABaAabAB. That limits triolet acrostics to ESSENCES, TENTMATE and ETHERNET.

I bet not a lot of... [Read More]
    7 Replies | 439 Views


Death Spiral

May 12, 2020 - 6:36 PM - by Saint_
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My little community actually made the New York Times... and not in a good way.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/u...reopening.html
    8 Replies | 313 Views


Where is this coming from

May 06, 2020 - 4:21 AM - by Betty Boop
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This keeps appearing in my facebook feed, I never realised how many strange friends I had. Time for a cull.


For those of you who know me, you will know that I am not given to hysteria, outside of my work as a medium and spirit artist I live a very quiet life, I fill my life in the help of others, reuniting them with their loved ones..I bring only joy happiness and comfort to the world..you will also know that I have travelled tirelessly to take this to all and any who are... [Read More]
    3 Replies | 394 Views


There's nothing better

May 06, 2020 - 4:19 AM - by magentaflame
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There's nothing better than................

cornflakes with hot milk, as a late night snack.
    10 Replies | 532 Views


Operation Gideon

May 05, 2020 - 11:06 PM - by spot
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Buried today in the inner pages of the Washington Post are the outlines of an assassination attempt in Venezuela. The country has a socialist administration headed by President Maduro.

President Nicolás Maduro said his government had captured two American “mercenaries” Monday in a murky operation allegedly intended to
... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 469 Views


Hi everyone!!

May 02, 2020 - 6:34 PM - by librtyhead
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It's been a bit.
    4 Replies | 414 Views


Randomness from Missouri amid CV19

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:28 PM - by devist8me
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Just some random thoughts from here. I see I've missed hundreds of threads regarding this and wish I'd checked in earlier. So nice to read about everyone's part of the world first hand.

For those that don't know, I'm a paramedic supervisor who works overnights and have 2 kids, aged 13 and 15.

When all this hit the fan, we started getting emails from work not knowing what to expect and what we were going to do yet, but it was coming, so be ready, but we aren't... [Read More]
    5 Replies | 477 Views


I am so reassured

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:49 AM - by gmc
By the giant intellects that run the country

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top...fore-1-6624258

Priti Patel ridiculed after announcing ‘shoplifting is down’ compared to year before

At least they haven't suggested we all drink bleach.
    1 Reply | 587 Views


Covid19 App questions answered here

Apr 26, 2020 - 5:29 PM - by magentaflame
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What Digital Rights Watch has to say about it all .

Seems fairly balanced

https://digitalrightswatch.org.au/20...1EBBBho6IReqSc

last updated on April 26th after the Government launched the app

To expedite Covid-19 contact tracing in Australia, the Commonwealth Government... [Read More]
    3 Replies | 466 Views


Things to do at home + fun activities to keep you busy during your Covid19 quarantine

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:45 AM - by OntarioDumpster
Self-quarantining and social distancing? If you’re staying put in your house, hotel or villa, What ctivities to keep you busy during your Covid19 quarantine?

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    2 Replies | 536 Views


The most recent rules of Grammar

Apr 19, 2020 - 1:58 PM - by spot
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It is now a grammatical error to make reference to any natural death without prefixing the clause with the word "sadly".

It is also incorrect to speak of an accidental or criminal death without an announcement that the friends and relations are in our minds at this distressing time.

Both usages were originally optional and depended on circumstance. That is no longer the case, they are now obligatory and consequently meaningless. Not conforming is on a par... [Read More]
    2 Replies | 622 Views


John Conway, RIP

Apr 19, 2020 - 12:12 PM - by spot
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/...n-in-the-world

I cannot at this point remember how many times I've implemented Conway's Game of Life, it's what I've generally done after writing "Hello World" in a language I've not used before. The first time was in FORTRAN IV.

The link above was five written years ago but... [Read More]
    3 Replies | 560 Views


Well it's being floated again...the debate on the change of the national anthem

Apr 17, 2020 - 7:50 PM - by magentaflame
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Every time there's a problem nationally or a disaster or whatever this debate comes up time and time again. I'm asking for your opinions.

This is the present anthem. In my opinion it's dull. And basically doesn't apply to me because I'm female. Nor does it apply to the indigenous of this country. Just old white rich men.
Advance Australia fair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl8eKxI-zeU
... [Read More]
    15 Replies | 907 Views


John Stokes, in memoriam.

Apr 16, 2020 - 2:07 AM - by spot
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A thread in which to recall the most repellently racist Westminster parliamentarian in living memory, who made Enoch Powell look like a boy scout helping grannies across the road. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a thread consisting primarily of his own words from Hansard.

Mr John Stokes
July 23, 1917 - June 27, 2003

Constituencies

Oldbury and Halesowen June... [Read More]
    2 Replies | 542 Views


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