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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4275 on: January 11, 2022, 08:04:52 am »
First successful hear transplant using a pig heart instead of a human heart. This could be great start in the future of medicine and hopefully start reducing the weight on some of the transplant waiting lists

https://apnews.com/article/6651614cb9d73bada8eea2ecb6449aef

Pigheart would be a great metal band name.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4276 on: January 11, 2022, 04:19:05 pm »
Pigheart would be a great metal band name.

And the whole event could be a great plot for a Cronenberg movie or 1960s-inspired comic book. Let's just say the heart received some radiation before the transplant... ;)



On another note...

Oh, f*ck. I thought that Polish Catholic church officials couldn't sink any lower regarding their attitudes toward the sexual child abuse by priests. And then, this happens:



What's wrong with these people???  >:(  >:(  >:(

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4277 on: January 11, 2022, 06:57:50 pm »
And the whole event could be a great plot for a Cronenberg movie or 1960s-inspired comic book. Let's just say the heart received some radiation before the transplant... ;)

I remember a couple of 'transplant-oriented' movies without any radiation involved.  One was a guy (pianist?) who got a hand-transplant from a murderer (strangler?) and another one involving an eye transplant.

I have no words for that other news article.  None at all.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4278 on: January 12, 2022, 07:04:58 am »
Oh, f*ck. I thought that Polish Catholic church officials couldn't sink any lower regarding their attitudes toward the sexual child abuse by priests. And then, this happens:



What's wrong with these people???  >:(  >:(  >:(
"...sorry, man, but your Church really doesn't understand basic notions of law."

The above is what remained of my comment after editing the cursewords out >:).

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4279 on: January 13, 2022, 04:33:36 pm »
It has been quite an incredible few days in British politics with members of his own party calling in public for Boris Johnson's resignation as his unpopularity grows, although he appears determined to try to hang on.  This has been the cumulative effect of a number of parties  or events which were held at 10 Downing Street, which he claimed were work related, during lockdown. Most particularly, there was a party held in the garden on May 20th 2020, when we were under the strictest lockdown and could only meet one person outside your own household, where 100 people (Downing Street staff) were invited to a "Bring your own booze" party after work, to enjoy the good weather, although many of the invitees did not attend.

Johnson apologised in Parliament, saying that he had only attended for 25 minutes, thinking that it was a work meeting. RIght.... He has since told Conservative MPs that he thinks he has done nothing wrong and is taking the rap for other peoples' mistakes, so so much for that apology. Here's a summary, although it is very hard to keep up with all that is happening.  He has a tendency to deny everything, then say that something happened but no rules were broken, but then to admit it, like a naughty toddler caught in the act of stealing chocolate.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59952395

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew, the Queen's middle son, who is facing accusations linked to Epstein and Maxwell has had his military honours and royal titles removed - I am not sure if this is permanent or temporary - amidst speculation that he will seek an out of court settlement. Somebody said that he is now "the Andrew formerly known as Prince."

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4280 on: January 13, 2022, 06:48:33 pm »
US Supreme Court has struck down the OSHA vaccine mandate, but allowed a smaller scale mandate for health care workers

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/13/politics/supreme-court-vaccine-mandate-covid-19/index.html

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4282 on: January 15, 2022, 01:11:30 pm »
https://www.businessinsider.com/capitol-rioters-called-pelosis-office-for-lost-and-found-raskin-2022-1

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As crews cleaned the US Capitol on January 7, 2021, the phone lines in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office began to ring.

Rioters were calling "asking whether there was a lost and found because they forgot their phone there, or they left their purse or what have you," Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., told Insider on Friday in a Q&A.

Police officers swiftly took down information from the callers, Raskin said.

*snicker* I mean.. *snickers more* why.. not? *belly laugh with tears flowing down face* fucking morons. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE that they where morons but holy fuck..

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4283 on: January 15, 2022, 02:07:47 pm »
https://www.businessinsider.com/capitol-rioters-called-pelosis-office-for-lost-and-found-raskin-2022-1

*snicker* I mean.. *snickers more* why.. not? *belly laugh with tears flowing down face* fucking morons. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE that they where morons but holy fuck..

Alright, seriously. How stupid needs one to be to do that? *facepalm*

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4284 on: January 15, 2022, 02:35:03 pm »
There are legitimately people who will call the cops to complain about their drugs not being pure enough. Never underestimate the bottom tier of criminal stupidity.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4285 on: January 15, 2022, 04:49:12 pm »
Alright, seriously. How stupid needs one to be to do that? *facepalm*

Hey, buddy, got yer shark-bite suit on?  Looks gooooood!  Now I want you to jump into this here pool of sharks, an' just lemme know if it hurts when they bite ya.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4286 on: January 15, 2022, 08:47:23 pm »
Alright, seriously. How stupid needs one to be to do that? *facepalm*

Never underestimate just how stupid people can be.  Whenever you think you've seen it all, damn it if they don't come up with something new. 

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4287 on: January 16, 2022, 04:37:39 am »
There are legitimately people who will call the cops to complain about their drugs not being pure enough. Never underestimate the bottom tier of criminal stupidity.

Exactly this. I have a police friend who was called in by someone who had been swindled while trying to illegally buy gold dust (not that buying gold dust is illegal per se, just that he was trying to do it under the counter for a knockdown price, without appropriate taxes and controls, and I guess presuming it was stolen).

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4288 on: January 16, 2022, 05:48:40 am »
Hmmm. Now I recall a video making rounds on FB with a woman that approached a cop to help her with someone who stole money from her. When the cop started inquiring, the woman blurted out that she was trying to buy drugs and the dealer took her money, but didn't give her anything in return...

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4289 on: January 16, 2022, 05:45:56 pm »
Awsome Games Done Quick raised an amazing $3.4 million this year. A new record.

https://kotaku.com/agdq-2022-raises-record-3-4-million-for-charity-1848369898

The total raised for charity over the years is now 37 million dollars! Absolutely amazing work.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4290 on: January 18, 2022, 03:08:19 pm »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-60039868

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Boris Johnson has "categorically" denied he was warned a drinks party in the No 10 garden risked breaking lockdown rules.

"Nobody warned me that it was against the rules," the prime minister said, adding: "I would have remembered that."

Former aide Dominic Cummings says he warned Mr Johnson at the time, and has accused him of misleading MPs about it.

Asked if he would resign if he was found to have misled MPs, Mr Johnson said: "Let's see what the report says."

"it was a work thing"

"I left after 25 mins"

"oh.. was it against the rules?"

*facepalms*

And he is getting away with it, no matter how much people complain he is still there.. cant you guys.. kick him out? I mean.. come on! the man is an insult to wankstains!

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4291 on: January 18, 2022, 03:20:41 pm »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-60039868

"it was a work thing"

"I left after 25 mins"

"oh.. was it against the rules?"

*facepalms*

And he is getting away with it, no matter how much people complain he is still there.. cant you guys.. kick him out? I mean.. come on! the man is an insult to wankstains!
There need to be 54 Conservative MPs who send in a letter to Sir Graham Brady. (Chairman of the backbench MPs in the party) indicating no confidence in the leader for there to be a leadership election.  7 have gone public that they have done so, but rumours are that 30 odd letters have been sent in.

If the challenge is too early, though, and Johnson wins, then he is safe for a year. I am having inceeasing doubts, but have thought he is safe until May when local elections take place and heavy losses could make the Conservatives panic.

His performance was terrible today - he didn't know the rules, but he was giving regular broadcasts saying what they were!

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4292 on: January 18, 2022, 03:25:51 pm »
So if they try and get him kicked out and fail he is immune for a year? hmm that actually rings a bell.

I would just think with the constant one rule for you, one for me people would be more upset with him.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4293 on: January 18, 2022, 03:31:03 pm »
Yes, that's right about being immune for a year. The Conservatives' majority is so big too that he wouldn't lose a vote of confidence in Parliament overall.
People who may have voted for him are really angry. It's quite spectacular how his support has dropped. However, it's currently in the hands of Conservative MPs, who do seem to be turning against him.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4294 on: January 18, 2022, 03:36:19 pm »
Gotcha.. thanks :)

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4295 on: January 18, 2022, 05:35:05 pm »
I increasingly think that Boris Johnson might be out sooner than later, but to share something now:

There have been a couple of campaigns going within the Conservative Party; one was to save Boris Johnson's career, called Operation Save Big Dog, and the other was to propose populist right wing policies, called Operation Red Meat, to achieve the same thing. The latter included defunding the BBC, employing the Royal Navy and/or sonic booms to prevent migration across the English Channel and a plan to process migrants in Ghana and Rwanda.

Unfortunately, they hadn't actually checked this with the Ghanaian government, who objected to being roped into Operation Dead Meat, as they accidentally (?), but accurately, named it. I thought this was a parody at first, but it's serious.

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-has-not-signed-partnership-with-UK-on-Operation-Dead-Meat-Foreign-Affairs-ministry-clarifies-1447897

Meanwhile, Russia may be invading Ukraine....


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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4296 on: January 19, 2022, 05:33:19 am »
I think he'll be gone in a few days. The Conservative party gets ruthless when its poll lead is threatened (Labour could take note, sometimes).
So, odds on Rishi Sunak?

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4298 on: January 19, 2022, 06:44:47 pm »
Everyone remember how the Texas power grid shut down last year, because critical infrastructure wasn't winterized?

Yeah, they haven't done anything about that yet.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #4299 on: January 19, 2022, 10:28:43 pm »