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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3950 on: August 13, 2016, 07:07:42 PM »
Im not sure how to feel about this.

I feel there should be a dress code (i remember way too many girls who got away with almost being naked though so...meh) but this one looks like its abit too outdated, and focuses maybe abit too much on the girls.

Also I love how the titles says "See why the internet is furious". What doesn't the collective drudgery of humanity lose their shit over these days? :P

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/does-this-school-dress-code-go-too-far-see-why-the-internet-is-furious/ar-BBvrDev?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3951 on: August 14, 2016, 01:43:29 PM »
Im not sure how to feel about this.

I feel there should be a dress code (i remember way too many girls who got away with almost being naked though so...meh) but this one looks like its abit too outdated, and focuses maybe abit too much on the girls.

Also I love how the titles says "See why the internet is furious". What doesn't the collective drudgery of humanity lose their shit over these days? :P

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/does-this-school-dress-code-go-too-far-see-why-the-internet-is-furious/ar-BBvrDev?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

It's a very difficult balance to get right. I think kids going to schools should be dressed "plainly", by that I mean just wearing casual clothes that are at least a little modest. I just can't imagine going to class wearing what you'd also put on when going to a night club *shrugs*. Where that balance lies though, no idea, as in Belgium this isn't really an issue since everyone just dresses casually for school. The number of girls that put on a lot of make-up to go to school range in the single digits per year, at best; just to give an example. Same goes for guys wearing t-shirts with jokes or comments that are distasteful in a school setting.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3952 on: August 14, 2016, 01:48:05 PM »
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-constitutional-court-stirs-outrage-by-annulling-child-sex-abuse-clause.aspx?PageID=238&NID=101607&NewsCatID=509

Turkey is really taking a turn for the worse after the failed coup. Turkey is now removing its age of consent, meaning sex with a child at any age is legal as long as consent in given  >:(

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3953 on: August 14, 2016, 02:29:48 PM »
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-constitutional-court-stirs-outrage-by-annulling-child-sex-abuse-clause.aspx?PageID=238&NID=101607&NewsCatID=509

Turkey is really taking a turn for the worse after the failed coup. Turkey is now removing its age of consent, meaning sex with a child at any age is legal as long as consent in given  >:(

Seems more and more likely every time news comes from Turkey that that entire coup was just staged by Erdogan so he could sink his claws back into the power that was starting to slip away. I hope things turn out alright for the Turkish people, I wouldn't want to be in their shoes as tyranny develops.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3954 on: August 14, 2016, 03:00:19 PM »
Gotta clear the way for them child brides, I guess.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3955 on: August 14, 2016, 04:18:20 PM »
Milwaukee calling for National Guard deployment after police shooting leads to riots.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sheriff-calls-for-national-guard-response-after-milwaukee-police-shooting/ar-BBvB5zd?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

...im half contemplating being in support of just replacing the police for the National Guard instead :/  It feels like we've gotten to the point of everything being so broken it doesn't work otherwise. :-(

apparently some rumors of it being race related seemed to have caused the riots even though both the Officer and the person shot were both African American.

So, I . I don't even know. Im just rooting for the National Guard to maintain order. Since apparently we are at the point where elected officials have to have the Guard on speed dial.  (Not like they can get anything done by themselves anyway)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3956 on: August 14, 2016, 05:02:36 PM »
*Facepalm*

The leader of Hezbollah is citing Trump as a source in his claims that the US is behind IS.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-echoed-again-by-us-foe-as-hezbollah-cites-obama-is-theme/ar-BBvCmfY?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

*screaming into pillow*

EDIT: The US is going to be mocked forever for this election, and that just ruins my day thinking about it. -_-
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3957 on: August 14, 2016, 08:14:15 PM »
*Facepalm*

The leader of Hezbollah is citing Trump as a source in his claims that the US is behind IS.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-echoed-again-by-us-foe-as-hezbollah-cites-obama-is-theme/ar-BBvCmfY?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

*screaming into pillow*

EDIT: The US is going to be mocked forever for this election, and that just ruins my day thinking about it. -_-

Bwahaha, talk about an embarrassing "character witness" for Trump!  :D

*gives Lusty a gentle hug* We know most Americans are nowhere near as dim-witted or abrasive as the Donald.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3958 on: August 14, 2016, 08:32:20 PM »
Bwahaha, talk about an embarrassing "character witness" for Trump!  :D

*gives Lusty a gentle hug* We know most Americans are nowhere near as dim-witted or abrasive as the Donald.

Yeah but there will always be another. *shakes head*

Still could be worse...I guess..

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3959 on: August 14, 2016, 10:06:50 PM »
Just heard on BBC news:

"Ryan Lochte was exposed to a cab robbery in Rio, when he was riding with a few of his team-mates in a local taxi. One of them wasn't Michael Phelps..."

*wonders how many clones of Michael Phelps there are in Rio* ^_^

The studio anchor meant to say "Phelps wasn't one of them" of course, but he didn't even notice the blooper.  ;)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3960 on: August 15, 2016, 12:27:02 PM »
*screaming into pillow*

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3961 on: August 15, 2016, 12:57:31 PM »
*pets Lustful and sends plenty of tiny equestrians to comfort her*

 :-[...*takes them and runs off.*


Anyway....other news :P

Preeschooler saved from a Mountain Lion attack.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/%e2%80%98she-will-have-stories-to-tell-idaho-preschooler-saved-from-jaws-of-mountain-lion-in-rare-attack/ar-BBvDkB4?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3962 on: August 15, 2016, 02:49:22 PM »
The new Lord of the Rings

This will be all over the front pages tomorrow. It's so rarely that we do well, especially with things being as they are the last decade or so, that we milk the feel-good moments for all they're worth.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3963 on: August 15, 2016, 06:04:26 PM »
Awww this is just sad..but at least the children are in protective custody.

Officer finds a malnourished 7 year old trying to sell his teddy bear for some food.  :'(

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/parents-arrested-after-7-year-old-who-hadn%e2%80%99t-eaten-for-days-tried-selling-teddy-bear-for-food-police-say/ar-BBvDsNE?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3964 on: August 15, 2016, 06:09:09 PM »
I saw that yesterday and almost broke down.  Sad doesn't begin to describe it for me but I'm glad they got him and the other kids out of that situation.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3965 on: August 15, 2016, 07:16:44 PM »
Apparently Scientists have finally had it with the Chemtrail conspiracy.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/scientists-just-say-no-to-%e2%80%98chemtrails%e2%80%99-conspiracy-theory/ar-BBvF5k5?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Not that conspiracy theorists will actually listen, they will just call us all sheep and go back to their bunkers and tinfoil hats :/

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3966 on: August 16, 2016, 03:24:27 AM »
http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/957/Binnenland/article/detail/2831123/2016/08/16/Video-toont-hoe-agenten-minutenlang-op-verdachte-inpraten-voor-ze-hem-neutraliseren.dhtml

Not sure if Google Translate will do a good job of translating that page, but essentially, a man was walking through the streets of Ghent waving a gun around. Police tried to tell him to put it down for minutes until they were forced to shoot him down. As far as we know, he's still alive but his actual condition and identity are unknown. No idea what motivations he had, but judging by the footage, I'd say he was high as a kite since he barely responds to anything going on around him. Fortunately, no bystanders got injured.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3967 on: August 16, 2016, 04:03:23 AM »
No idea what motivations he had, but judging by the footage, I'd say he was high as a kite since he barely responds to anything going on around him.
Do I translate this part
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De feiten hebben naar alle waarschijnlijkheid niets te maken met terroristische motieven.
correctly as "in all probability nothing to do with terrorist motives"? Once I got used to the different sentence structures and differences in spelling I found it close enough to German to make sense of most of the article, but I guess I'd better check, least I jump to conclusions.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3968 on: August 16, 2016, 04:17:57 AM »
Do I translate this part correctly as "in all probability nothing to do with terrorist motives"? Once I got used to the different sentence structures and differences in spelling I found it close enough to German to make sense of most of the article, but I guess I'd better check, least I jump to conclusions.

You are correct, which, given that he mostly targeted the air and scenery, I'd say it's a good guess that this had nothing to do with terrorist. Insane as fundamentalists may be, they tend to shoot people, not inanimate objects.

Also, German and Dutch have a lot of similarities. Just never assume the vocabulary is exactly the same. Some words that sound like Dutch words in fact mean something entirely different *chuckles*.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3969 on: August 16, 2016, 10:57:00 AM »
Chinese Government launches first ever Quantum Satellite that reportedly cannot be hacked by a Human.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/chinas-quantum-satellite-enables-hack-proof-communications/ar-BBvGpN5?li=AA4Zoy&ocid=spartanntp

*unsure how to feel on this*

Guess I better prep my Red Dawn gear just in case :P
Or my "Robot Uprising" Gear as well.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3970 on: August 16, 2016, 10:59:56 AM »
Maybe there are some governments out there (like ours) who are powering up their lasers even as we speak. :-)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3971 on: August 16, 2016, 11:02:10 AM »
Chinese Government launches first ever Quantum Satellite that reportedly cannot be hacked by a Human.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/chinas-quantum-satellite-enables-hack-proof-communications/ar-BBvGpN5?li=AA4Zoy&ocid=spartanntp

*unsure how to feel on this*

Guess I better prep my Red Dawn gear just in case :P
Or my "Robot Uprising" Gear as well.

I feel a strange disturbance in the Force.  It is as if thousands of Anons just cried out 'Challenge Accepted!'

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3972 on: August 16, 2016, 11:06:15 AM »
I feel a strange disturbance in the Force.  It is as if thousands of Anons just cried out 'Challenge Accepted!'

Oh god that actually got me snorting from how hard I laughed.

Darn now I wanna see how the Anons do handle it. All these people trying to hack it just to say that they did it. :P

Itl probably be the Russians since their hackers are pretty good. :P

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3973 on: August 16, 2016, 12:56:05 PM »
Itl probably be the Russians since their hackers are pretty good. :P

It wasn't me, or my husband, I promise! ::)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3974 on: August 16, 2016, 03:00:24 PM »
FBI has turned over documents to Congress regarding Hillary Clinton's interviews.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/16/hillary-clinton-interviews-by-fbi-have-been-delivered-to-congress/?wpisrc=al_alert-politics#comments

"The FBI has handed over a “number of documents” to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a spokesman said Tuesday afternoon.

The documents are expected to contain information about the FBI’s investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server as secretary of state. The committee is currently reviewing the information contained in them, which was classified as “secret.” "

As one comment put it:  "Countdown to leak...5, 4, 3, 2..."