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Post by Don Alexander » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:36 pm

Perhaps it's not advertised on Fox News. It's dark brown, after all. :P
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Post by yiraheerai » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:06 am

:)) Aha!
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Post by Artemisia » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:08 pm

:p

I just don't like the stuff. It's too sweet.

But, then again, I'll scarf down a bar of dark chocolate without flinching...

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Post by 'J' » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:18 pm

Astronomers Without Borders will soon be collecting used eclipse glasses to donate to South America and Asian schools for eclipse '19:

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Post by yiraheerai » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:09 am

US invests $17 million in laser tech developed in New Mexico
beginning paragraph wrote:The U.S. Defense Department is making another multimillion-dollar investment in high-energy lasers that have the potential to destroy enemy drones and mortars, disrupt communication systems and provide military forces with other portable, less costly options on the battlefield.
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Post by yiraheerai » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:32 pm

There was a shooting in a public library in Clovis yesterday. My cousin and her family lives there. She homeschools her daughter and they had plans to go there yesterday to print out some resources but ended up not going #:-S The shooter is a 15 year old kid. There's not much known about it yet, I don't think, motive-wise.

I can't imagine how traumatized everyone there has to be. It's a bigger town than here but it's still not that big. According to Google the town had 39,373 last year. Most places in New Mexico probably have a number like that. I know they'll get through it cause that's what humans do but it's gonna be hard.
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Post by Tenjen » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:21 am

thats goddamn awful.

we also have the usual parade of people in top positions saying stupid stupid stuff

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Post by Artemisia » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:31 pm

Time for some positive news:

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot backs mocked Sri Lankan cosplayers

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Post by yiraheerai » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:40 pm

Yes, yes more of this please.

They're doing evacuations in Germany after discovering an undetonated WWII era bomb. The NY Post says two cities and the bomb is American. Reuters UK just reported evacuations in Frankfurt and the bomb is British. Reuters probably has better reporting :P Here's Reuters

One thing about that article though:
More than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions are found each year in Germany, even under buildings. In July, a kindergarten was evacuated after teachers discovered an unexploded World War Two bomb on a shelf among some toys.
How the hell does a bomb get mixed in with toys?! ON A SHELF?!
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Post by Don Alexander » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:08 pm

@yira: Not sure whether the bombs are US or UK, but the cities are Frankfurt and Koblenz.

And just a few days ago, we had another one right here in Trier, but that doesn't make the news stateside. :P

The closest to my home was about a mile away.

And the thing on the shelf was likely a grenade, not a bomb.

Even I found a live unexploded grenade in the woods when I was a kid.
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Post by yiraheerai » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:10 am

So it's kind of like finding arrowheads here. Only they can attack.
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Post by Artemisia » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:12 pm

Well, Yira, I've self appointed that I shall seek nice news to post...and if you're not careful, you can still get cut by those arrowheads, and possibly get an infection.

Not as likely as an UXB, but still...got that lecture during my archaeology classes.
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Post by Count de Money » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:16 am

Walter Becker, half of Steely Dan, passes at age 67.

I... I can't. I just can't. I have to find some Dan and listen to it immediately.
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