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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:39 pm

"Riddle was wearing a boxing glove when she arrived at the school and had told officials it was superglued to her wrist and that she couldn’t remove it."
Sounds like something out of a Saw movie. "The boxing glove is superglued to your hand. You must go to the school and beat up a child or it will explode."

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Postby mikey » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:55 pm

:lol:

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Postby Troy Loney » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:46 pm

Holy hell


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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:58 am

Holy hell

Crazy. I remember shmenguin posted that graph (or commented on it) of the average age by country. So in the West, which needs more younger people to support retiring folks, we don't have enough. In Africa, which is resource/infrastructure poor, they have way too many young people (the average age was under 18 in a bunch of sub Saharan countries).

Demographic stuff fascinates me, although a lot of it is grim (like the Italy story).

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Postby PFiDC » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:44 pm

Demographic stuff fascinates me, although a lot of it is grim (like the Italy story).
We know... :slug:

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Postby dodint » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:43 pm

Hah.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:08 am

heh

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Postby Tomas » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:20 pm

A Communist magazine decides to write an article about how bad Walmart and Walton family is, comes up with the detailed description of all the free goodies and thus the perfect advertisement for why people SHOULD move to Bentonville. :lol:


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Postby count2infinity » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:35 am

Crazy (to me) how something like that can just shut down a huge amount of the world economy.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:42 am

That is a massive ship. I'm watching an Egyptian TV feed and it looks like it's listing to port a bit, so the hull is probably damaged.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:02 pm

Crazy (to me) how something like that can just shut down a huge amount of the world economy.
Yup. 10% of world trade flows through the Suez.

I went down a fun Wiki rabbit hole the other day, never knew this lay in the middle of the canal:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bitter_Lake
When the Suez Canal was closed for eight years, beginning during the Six-Day War in 1967, the salinity of the lake increased substantially. The salinity of the lake depends on how much seawater flows into it from the Red and the Mediterranean seas. Even when the canal is open, the Great Bitter Lake has a salinity level "more than twice" the level of the sea. While this makes it difficult for plant life to exist there, many species (of crabs, for example) migrate from the Red Sea through the area.

As the canal has no locks, sea water flows freely into the lake from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. In general, north of the lakes the current reverses seasonally, being north-going in winter and south-going in summer. South of the lakes, the current is tidal, reversing with the tides in the Red Sea. Fish can migrate, generally in a northerly direction, through the canal and lakes in what is known as a Lessepsian migration. This means that some Red Sea species have come to colonize the eastern Mediterranean.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:12 pm

I didn't know the Ditch operated sans-a-lock.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:09 pm

Shame


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Postby Shyster » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:22 pm

:lol:

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:02 pm

I got a chuckle

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:09 am

I'm seeing the infrastructure plan with will be 4 trillion, with 3.5 trillion in increased taxes to pay for most of it.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:34 am

It feels like maybe enlargening (?) the Canal might be a worthy endeavor.

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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:46 pm

Thought about putting this in the Wildlife Thread.

Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia. After seeing some recent appearances, I can’t say I’m surprised.



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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:18 pm

That sucks

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:19 pm

That is really, really sad. We saw him in Lancaster a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. He must have taken a turn for the worse quickly.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm

:sad:

His 100+ appearances on Letterman were absolutely legendary.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:30 pm

Yeah, that sucks. We saw him a few years ago, and everyone enjoyed it. He was awesome on Letterman, as has been mentioned.

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