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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3376 on: June 17, 2016, 01:14:18 PM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3377 on: June 17, 2016, 01:18:45 PM »
Apparently you can get Lice at the ocean now 0_0

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/%e2%80%9csea-lice%e2%80%9d-are-now-a-thing-you-have-to-worry-about-at-the-beach/ar-AAh8SfX?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Huh.  I always thought that term was interchangeable with 'sand crabs'/'mole crabs' (which we used to dig up at the waterline and then release.)  But baby jellyfish makes sense as a 'hazard'.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3378 on: June 17, 2016, 07:26:59 PM »
Man throws sacks with nine million bucks over the wall of a convent, leading to suspicions of money laundering or bribes - and Pope Francis turns down a donation of money to the Vatican where the sum included a conspicuous 666.000

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It had earlier been revealed that the pope had also objected to the figure of the sum in Argentinian currency, which was 16,666,000 pesos. ďI donít like the 666Ē Pope Francis said in a postcript to the letter

 ;D

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3379 on: June 18, 2016, 11:31:41 AM »
Real-life Tatooine!

 Not quite. It's a gas giant, not an inhabitable desert world.  The closest similarity it can be with Tatooine is it is in a binary star system.  That said, this is a neat find. We're getting good at detecting stuff now. :)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3380 on: June 19, 2016, 03:23:32 PM »
Environemtnal groups in NJ try to deal with invasive Jellyfish species and stop them from multiplying too much in the region.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/sting-operation-jellyfish-targeted-before-they-can-multiply/ar-AAhinB1?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3381 on: June 20, 2016, 02:52:18 AM »
Environemtnal groups in NJ try to deal with invasive Jellyfish species and stop them from multiplying too much in the region.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/sting-operation-jellyfish-targeted-before-they-can-multiply/ar-AAhinB1?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Nasty bastards.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3382 on: June 21, 2016, 02:21:23 AM »
It had to happen sooner or later: a man tries to grab a gun to kill Donald Trump.  :-(

Apparently he's twenty years old and had barely any prior experience with firearms, so I don't know how much of a serious risk he would have been - but it doesn't bode well for the upcoming main campaign in the autumn.

Interesting choise by the way: he tried to take the gun from one of the Secret Service people assigned to protect Trump.  ::)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3383 on: June 21, 2016, 02:37:41 AM »
It had to happen sooner or later: a man tries to grab a gun to kill Donald Trump.  :-(

Overreaction much *snorts*?

Apparently he's twenty years old and had barely any prior experience with firearms, so I don't know how much of a serious risk he would have been - but it doesn't bode well for the upcoming main campaign in the autumn.

He was probably more likely to shoot anyone but Donald Trump...

Interesting choise by the way: he tried to take the gun from one of the Secret Service people assigned to protect Trump.  ::)

Well, it's a plan so stupid they didn't see it coming!

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3384 on: June 21, 2016, 02:05:31 PM »
Interesting choise by the way: he tried to take the gun from one of the Secret Service people assigned to protect Trump.  ::)

The facepalms.  They are real.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3385 on: June 21, 2016, 02:20:45 PM »
We need a suicidal dude to wear a chunky bodywarmer to a Trump rally and just shout 'Allahu ackbar!' They'd get their wish and we'd get perpetual lulz. ::)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3386 on: June 21, 2016, 04:28:27 PM »
Something small (link-less, unfortunately) from here:

The World Youth Days are going to take place in Poland soon. Because of that, our bishops published a pastoral letter urging young Catholics to take part in this event.

Nothing too weird about it, but as one journalist pointed out, the bishops managed not to mention Pope Francis *once* in this letter. Even though Francis is going to be event's guest... An oversight or a sign of our bishops' attitude toward the current pope?

Meanwhile, our military (reigned, of course, by the PiS government) is planning to conduct a battle re-enactment as a show for the WYD pilgrims. The battle that's going to be the subject of the re-enactment? The 1683 Siege of Vienna - the battle where the Polish army of King Sobieski defeated the Turks. The re-enactment's goal? To show the pilgrims the Polish military's "achievements in promoting Christian values".  :o

There's another re-enactment prepared, too. That one will involve WW2 and Polish military fighting Germans. What does it have to do with Christianity? I have no idea, but I suppose that our government doesn't want to miss an opportunity to belittle Germany  ::)

I mean, seriously. I'm all for promoting Polish acts of heroism from WW2, but what does it have to do with World Youth Days?

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3387 on: June 22, 2016, 03:59:11 AM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3388 on: June 22, 2016, 09:19:09 AM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3389 on: June 22, 2016, 09:25:12 AM »
Intelligent robot could be scrapped after escaping lab a second time.

This is both fascinating and sad.  :/

Whats sadder is the one robot that committed suicide....I feel bad for them but at the same time I have a real fear of an AI uprising >_>....

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3390 on: June 22, 2016, 10:03:04 AM »
Makes me think of the movie I Robot.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3391 on: June 22, 2016, 10:34:22 AM »
Makes me think of the movie I Robot.

Makes me think of these...  >.>


OT:  three idiots arrested in NY Holland Tunnel with a car full of guns.  You know, if you're going to tool around with body armor and assault rifles, maybe you should pick a less conspicuous vehicle...


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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3392 on: June 22, 2016, 10:39:29 AM »
Makes me think of these...  >.>


OT:  three idiots arrested in NY Holland Tunnel with a car full of guns.  You know, if you're going to tool around with body armor and assault rifles, maybe you should pick a less conspicuous vehicle...


Ugh there was so much I hated about the remake.

Anyway I'm glad the cops are stepping up their game. We all have to be vigilant. If you See something Say something.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3393 on: June 22, 2016, 08:09:27 PM »
 Some moron in my state posted a campaign billboard for his congressional bid that reads "Make America White Again"

He then goes on to basically say he is not a racist, but he wants to go back to the times of Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, etc.  I just... I can't. It makes me sick to think this is shit is happening.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3394 on: June 22, 2016, 08:11:11 PM »
Some moron in my state posted a campaign billboard for his congressional bid that reads "Make America White Again"

He then goes on to basically say he is not a racist, but he wants to go back to the times of Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, etc.  I just... I can't. It makes me sick to think this is shit is happening.

*long sigh* this is why we cant have nice things. I bet he's the kind of person who says incredibly offensive things all of the time but then acts surprised when people get mad.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3395 on: June 22, 2016, 09:23:30 PM »
Some moron in my state posted a campaign billboard for his congressional bid that reads "Make America White Again"

Good way to destroy your political future. 

Honestly, I'd be fine if every aspiring politician ran such an ad if that's what they really believe.  Then we'd know who they are and can vote against them.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3396 on: June 22, 2016, 10:47:48 PM »
North Korean Propaganda film backfires as Camera crew captures the true face of the regime.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/north-korea-propaganda-film-backfires/vi-AAhuf0v?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

I feel so bad for the people living there, so terrified that if they don't smile properly its off to the death or work camps. Especially that poor little girl.   :'(

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3397 on: June 23, 2016, 03:28:17 AM »

Regarding North Korea, I thought this documentary was rather insightful and saddening at the same time. It's an hour and 40 minutes long, but well worth watching.



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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3398 on: June 23, 2016, 04:24:32 AM »
Also, this was rather amusing to watch last night. It seems the Democrats have decided to use the Orlando shooting as fodder for their push to further tighten restrictions on gun sales. These are educated, grown adults who know damn well that making new gun laws will not do anything to stop violent criminals from killing people one way or another. In response, the Republicans left and won't be returning until July 5th. I guess the democrats have plenty of time now to join hands and sing freaking Kumbaya while they periscope each other and pretend that they are accomplishing something while receiving pats on the back. Kind of silly if you ask me.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/jun/22/us-election-2016-live-updates-donald-trump-speech-clinton-email-ethics

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3399 on: June 23, 2016, 06:08:41 AM »
'Further' tightening? Considering that most states require no owner licences, no purchase permits and no registration, this is rather nonsensical.