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52 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Curious if anyone else had trouble with the site lately with it taking forever to load and weird messages like this?

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Nope, not recently. 

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Workers Abandoned Repairs to Doomed Surfside Condo Last Fall, Says Report

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Last October, construction workers were brought into Champlain Towers South to assess and repair worsening concrete damage in the building. But, according to documents obtained by USA Today, they discovered that the concrete deterioration had gotten so bad that workers couldn’t carry out repairs out of fear they would destabilize more areas of the condo complex. A summary of the work carried out on Oct. 13 reportedly said restoration and repair work “could not be performed” because it “could affect the stability of the remaining adjacent concrete constructions.” It’s still not known what caused last week’s collapse, which killed 18 people and has left 145 people still missing as of Friday morning. Meanwhile, officials are weighing up a plan to demolish the ruins of the complex after the search operation was paused Thursday over fears of a secondary building collapse.

Boy Scouts Reaches $850 Million Settlement With Sexual Abuse Victims

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The Boy Scouts of America reached a mammoth settlement agreement with representatives of tens of thousands of victims of sexual abuse, according to a Thursday filing in Delaware bankruptcy court first reported by Reuters. The settlement, worth some $850 million, will go to roughly 60,000 people who brought claims against the organization over abuse. The Scouts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February of last

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So... ANyone have Radioactive Hybrid Terror Pigs on their 2021 Bingo card?

Eat your heart out TMNT!

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 surveys of the local boar population found they are contaminated by up to 300 times the safe human dosage of the lethal isotope caesium-137 [PDF]. In other words, they are highly radioactive and seemingly virtually indestructible.

 

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1 minute ago, Tracker said:

 

 

                                            When technology is used for good

Alright, hear me out....

So, my understanding is that rhino horns are composed of "hair". It grows and fuses and creates the hard horn we know. 

Now, if they can replicate this, why can't they 3D print me some hair for my head that my kids have caused me to lose? 

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3 minutes ago, JCon said:

Alright, hear me out....

So, my understanding is that rhino horns are composed of "hair". It grows and fuses and creates the hard horn we know. 

Now, if they can replicate this, why can't they 3D print me some hair for my head that my kids have caused me to lose? 

Hair loss, like insanity, is inherited- you get it from your kids.

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1 hour ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

With viagra and its clones....there is no need for rhino horns anymore.

Asian culture is fixated on rhino horns as an aphrodisiac. For a while, game wardens in Africa and Asia were spraying a penetrating dye onto the horns of the live animals but it seems the poachers found a way to get around that.

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3 hours ago, bustamente said:

Michael Avenatti who many including myself thought was a stand up guy and a straight shooter is going to jail, he sure fooled a lot of people but in the end he is just another POS, well I'm sure he enjoyed his 15 minutes

It's the American way. I'm OK, and screw you.

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water?  amateur.

 

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Y ASSOCIATED PRESS | JULY 9, 2021 AT 10:41 AM 
UPDATED: JULY 9, 2021 AT 7:16 PM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming rancher who was pinned by an all-terrain vehicle survived on beer and bottled water for two days.

Frank Reynolds, 53, was trying to round up a cow and calf on a neighbor’s pasture outside Gillette when the vehicle tipped over on him Sunday, Reynolds told the Gillette News Record.

“It was scary as hell is what it was,” Reynolds said Wednesday from a hospital room."

 

@Trackerread about the war in Iraq, us troops in air conditioned quarters, former Soviet pilots flying for a contractor doing resupplying transport slept in hammocks slung from plane wings.

fingers crossed afganistan is the last American overseas invasion.too much **** on their plate to do another one.

mind you they sure move on quickly from their messes.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mark F said:

water?  amateur.

 

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Y ASSOCIATED PRESS | JULY 9, 2021 AT 10:41 AM 
UPDATED: JULY 9, 2021 AT 7:16 PM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming rancher who was pinned by an all-terrain vehicle survived on beer and bottled water for two days.

Frank Reynolds, 53, was trying to round up a cow and calf on a neighbor’s pasture outside Gillette when the vehicle tipped over on him Sunday, Reynolds told the Gillette News Record.

“It was scary as hell is what it was,” Reynolds said Wednesday from a hospital room."

 

@Trackerread about the war in Iraq, us troops in air conditioned quarters, former Soviet pilots flying for a contractor doing resupplying transport slept in hammocks slung from plane wings.

fingers crossed afganistan is the last American overseas invasion.too much **** on their plate to do another one.

mind you they sure move on quickly from their messes.

 

 

 

 

 

In American reporting, mercenaries are now referred to as  "contractors".  These are essentially hired killers who have been soldiers for one country or another but have been let go, usually for sociopathic behaviours and actions and although they are usually side by side with American/British/ French troops, the mercenaries are paid 3-4x more than regular soldiers and are immune from prosecution. 

 

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When evangelical snowflakes censor the Bible: The English Standard Version goes PC.  How a Bible edition aimed at right-wing evangelicals has quietly scrubbed references to slavery and "the Jews"

Long before Donald Trump made attacks against "political correctness" a key theme of his 2016 election campaign, evangelical leaders like Wayne Grudem, author of "Systematic Theology", have railed against it, particularly when they see it invading their turf — with gender-neutral language in Bible translations, for instance. But a new study by Samuel Perry, co-author of "Taking America Back for God" (I've previously interviewed his co-author, sociologist Andrew Whitehead), finds Grudem himself involved in much the same thing. 

"Whitewashing Evangelical Scripture: The Case of Slavery and Antisemitism in the English Standard Version," looks at how successive translations have changed in the English Standard Version of the Bible, for which Grudem serves on the oversight committee. 

In revisions from 2001 through 2016, Perry shows, the word "slave" first gains a footnote, then moves to the footnote and then disappears entirely — in some contexts, like Colossians 3:22, though not others — to be replaced by the word "bondservant," which could be described as a politically correct euphemism. A similar strategy is used to handle anti-Semitic language as well, Perry shows. 

It's one thing for politicians to hypocritically switch positions mid-air, or hold contradictory positions simultaneously, but it's quite another thing for theologians — or at least it's supposed to be. Evangelical Christians in particular are supposed to revere the literal truth of the Bible, not fiddle around with it to make it sound better to contemporary audiences.

When evangelical snowflakes censor the Bible: The English Standard Version goes PC | Salon.com

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