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  1. I have a friend who got a phony certificate for...

    I have a friend who got a phony certificate for her dog so she can drag him into sit-down restaurants instead of leaving him the car (she doesn't want her windows broken when it's 55 F and her car is...
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    Well, not panic but a lot of concern. About 50...

    Well, not panic but a lot of concern.

    About 50 million people are under a quarantine and it's expanding. Wuhan is creating 8300 hospital beds over the next two weeks. Some areas have deployed...
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    I certainly have bitter memories of the "bird"...

    I certainly have bitter memories of the "bird" flu. For whatever reason, the owners decided this was the most Dangerous Thing Ever!!!

    Keep in mind that we worked with cyanide, hydroflouric acid,...
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    It looks like it jumped a bit overnight. I'm...

    It looks like it jumped a bit overnight. I'm sure that there are many unreported cases.
  5. Only if they are arguing about whether a statue...

    Only if they are arguing about whether a statue is being removed. Which is what that Trump remark referenced.

    Reading closely is important.
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    Mr. Bill is not a hostage. I don't have to sit...

    Mr. Bill is not a hostage. I don't have to sit on him and hiss dramatically.

    Raw onions are not toys. I am not in a Simpson's episode.

    Yarn is not a food group.

    The dog is not a jungle gym...
  7. We can. It's all about the dose - as with...

    We can. It's all about the dose - as with everything. Here again, chemistry.
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    Didn't he get some heat for that? I haven't...

    Didn't he get some heat for that? I haven't watched SNL for years.
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    I can't dispute that. Anglicans would have used...

    I can't dispute that. Anglicans would have used rifles and made a hot dish. Perhaps with a bit of Chardonnay and shredded Gouda. Possibly some sliced almonds and a feathering of cardamon.

    You...
  10. No it isn't. You have probably never fished a...

    No it isn't. You have probably never fished a stream previously off-limits but I have. You have no idea what's happened or why it's happened. Your closest contact with "the environment" is running...
  11. Prior to the last century most of the southern...

    Prior to the last century most of the southern and eastern U.S. had endemic malaria. Malaria is a huge killer of children and a crippler of working men. It cripples women but we have less data on...
  12. No, industry made that. The efficiency...

    No, industry made that. The efficiency advantages were the drivers as well as less waste - waste is lost money. Consumer preference was also important.

    I don't "loath" the EPA and I've dealt...
  13. The Sun and cosmic particles are the biggest...

    The Sun and cosmic particles are the biggest inputs to Earth's climate. Local contributors are volcanic activity and.....well, that's it really. Water vapor is the largest 'greenhouse gas'. Since...
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    They say there is a case in Denver now.

    They say there is a case in Denver now.
  15. Long before the Industrial Revolution millions...

    Long before the Industrial Revolution millions died from contaminated water. Small beer was invented to protect children from sewage. Women died from lung cancer - not from smokes but from being...
  16. No, I'm thrilled - I spent my professional life...

    No, I'm thrilled - I spent my professional life making it happen. The worst that will happen here if you drink creek/river water is Giardia and while not pleasant, you aren't going to die from it...
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    What is the treatment? Usually, they can't do...

    What is the treatment?

    Usually, they can't do much against viruses early on. :(
  18. Thread: Animals

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    Had the cat version earlier. I damn near starved...

    Had the cat version earlier. I damn near starved to death.

    On the plus side, I finished those leg warmers since I was pinned to the couch.
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    Jack: I am beyond honored to be a Trustee of...

    Jack: I am beyond honored to be a Trustee of your "We Go Out Constantly" Club. I just went out myself. Wednesday is my favorite day. I think tomorrow is Wednesday. It might be Fish Slapping Day...
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    Piper: Hi! I'm Piper - have we met? Chloe: ...

    Piper: Hi! I'm Piper - have we met?

    Chloe: Every single day, you moron.

    Piper: Really? Let's form a club! The "We Go Out Constantly" club. I'll nominate you for President. We can have...
  21. We've known you for years. We can't. You're...

    We've known you for years. We can't. You're like the drunk Uncle we park in the family room and supply with Shiners and nachos.
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    Aren't you the only one here who watches Fox?

    Aren't you the only one here who watches Fox?
  23. U.S. water, air, and soil are cleaner than...

    U.S. water, air, and soil are cleaner than anything in Europe or anywhere.

    Read the lab results. I mean read them yourself - not some journalist's spin. Read your state's results today versus...
  24. Yeah, losing D.C. oversight slightly will be...

    Yeah, losing D.C. oversight slightly will be terrifying here out West. :rolleyes:
  25. A lot of people who go to Harvard never pay a...

    A lot of people who go to Harvard never pay a dime. Harvard has a hedge fund, really Harvard is a hedge fund.

    Bob's Community College and HVAC Repair is a lot different. At least Bob's CC...
  26. The article specifically references her birthday...

    The article specifically references her birthday in the first line.

    I not only didn't write the article but feel that the 8 years she spent in the White House is punishment enough. It would be...
  27. My name is on every post - do you know my...

    My name is on every post - do you know my birthday?

    No, you don't and there's no reason you should. I don't know your birthday unless Adam has some auto-notice.

    Michelle Obama's policy was...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlAxLGaDbnw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlAxLGaDbnw
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    MAD TV or You Can't Be Funny Anymore

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWXkHp_1bT8
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    There were three country churches in a small...

    There were three country churches in a small Texas town: Presbyterian, Methodist and Catholic
    Each church was overrun with pesky squirrels. One day, the Presbyterian church called a meeting to...
  31. Nah. How many First Lady birthdays can you name...

    Nah. How many First Lady birthdays can you name without Google?

    I'll be honest - I can't name one and I read about the lunch rule change that specifically referenced Michelle Obama's birthday a...
  32. I think you misspelled "nobody cares".

    I think you misspelled "nobody cares".
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw
  34. Yes, I seriously doubt anybody aside from...

    Yes, I seriously doubt anybody aside from immediate family know when her birthday happens - nor should we. It's not a Federal holiday and she isn't Bach or Issac Newton.

    I'm stealing that 'red...
  35. Thread: Meme

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    Okay, that's funny - I don't care who you are. ...

    Okay, that's funny - I don't care who you are. :table:
  36. You and your friends see Fox about 100 times more...

    You and your friends see Fox about 100 times more than I've ever seen it. In fact, you see this and other non-progressive sources the way normal people see toilets - multiple times a times a day if...
  37. Thread: Meme

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    Not in my world. We buy it by the case for...

    Not in my world. We buy it by the case for summer.

    It's the beverage of choice for the "I need to lose 10 pounds" crowd.
  38. They still don't know either marketing tool. ...

    They still don't know either marketing tool. Good try, though.

    https://i.postimg.cc/gJfzmyzp/jiFfM.jpgsawgrass restaurant texas
  39. You are a Bird of Paradise in a coop of Guinea...

    You are a Bird of Paradise in a coop of Guinea Hens. Fly! :laugh:
  40. What Millennial or Gen Z person would even know...

    What Millennial or Gen Z person would even know this? Nothing relevant happened after 2013.
  41. Because everything is symbolic for you aside from...

    Because everything is symbolic for you aside from your own family's life. That's "real" and off the table.

    There are zero studies confirming that Obama's change to school lunches resulted in...
  42. No one knows. It seems like a stupid marketing...

    No one knows.

    It seems like a stupid marketing decision. Mr. Peanut is recognized by many and that favorably.

    I don't buy their product but I buy nuts in bulk. Many buy their packaged...
  43. Non-Player Character in games. Basically, a...

    Non-Player Character in games. Basically, a sketch of pseudo-players that have no control or will designed as background elements. The player can't direct the NPCs nor can the NPCs respond to game...
  44. Thread: Meme

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    Bud Light?

    Bud Light?
  45. Thread: Animals

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    Beautiful! I'm sure our neighbors had never...

    Beautiful!

    I'm sure our neighbors had never had Belgium chocolates, let alone a Malinois but their dog looked like that.

    There was a kind of farm fad back in the day for Collie/GSD crosses. ...
  46. But...but....follow me on Twitter because I'm 27...

    But...but....follow me on Twitter because I'm 27 years old and know nothing but fake but accurate news is a thing and my girlfriend almost let me see the nudie pix she sends to her boyfriend and I...
  47. Thread: Animals

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    We had neighbors (kind of) who had a regular GSD...

    We had neighbors (kind of) who had a regular GSD (not the current format) and other neighbors who had a Rough Collie female. The combo created the most adorable and smart dogs I've ever seen.
    ...
  48. Every thread is a troll thread for you, Bok. ...

    Every thread is a troll thread for you, Bok.

    *OMG! This cat pic looks like refugee children being raped by Republicans! Wait, while I compose some trenchant put down of people who adopt cats!
    ...
  49. Thread: Animals

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    It would smell delicious! Even better than real...

    It would smell delicious! Even better than real puppies. Maybe not quite as good as hush puppies! :laugh:
  50. Behavior can be illegal. Existing is an...

    Behavior can be illegal. Existing is an individual is a call, at least for women in this country.
  51. Being 17, Greta is unaware of the end point of...

    Being 17, Greta is unaware of the end point of her demands and unacquainted with global cycles.

    She is ignorant but the adults handling her are not.
  52. I'm just happy she doesn't have diabetes, kidney...

    I'm just happy she doesn't have diabetes, kidney disease, or need any emergency medical treatment like a respirator or I.V. fluids.

    Or the Internet or a phone. Or an electric car. Or a racing...
  53. Well, "illegal alien" is a term of art for legal...

    Well, "illegal alien" is a term of art for legal purposes and widely used around the world. The Icelanders, Indians, and Thais are no more happy about immigration criminals than we are. Calling a...
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    Bottom Crusts Matter. :p

    Bottom Crusts Matter. :p
  55. Thread: Animals

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    https://i.postimg.cc/qqxFm72V/images-2.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/qqxFm72V/images-2.jpg
  56. Thread: Funnies

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    https://i.postimg.cc/N0Nfng7X/af64d40b681cca7018ac...

    https://i.postimg.cc/N0Nfng7X/af64d40b681cca7018ac02665eee86332aadc356063eb8874d93d4c163555d0d.jpg
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=99&v=t...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=99&v=taf8fYP9Y-A&feature=emb_logo
  58. And not for the better when it comes to community...

    And not for the better when it comes to community and shared values. Back in the day, people did learn to tolerate quirks and differences while still maintaining the bonds that held relationships...
  59. No one here has made the argument that illegal...

    No one here has made the argument that illegal aliens aren't human or that their children aren't human except you in some bizarre effort at projection.

    Our problem is that the people entering the...
  60. I never said anything about non-denominational...

    I never said anything about non-denominational churches. I didn't say anything about the worth or value of people who attend them. I didn't make any salvation predictions about anybody - it...
  61. DOT proposes new rules for emotional support animals aboard planes

    Please pass this rule.

    I like animals and have no animal allergies or fear issues but I don't want to sit next to any untrained animal for any length of time in an airplane. You can't move away...
  62. Planters Announces Mr. Peanut Has Died at Age 104 Ahead of 2020 Super Bowl

    :(

    E Online
  63. I could be lacking. CCM and Praise & Worship...

    I could be lacking. CCM and Praise & Worship specifically just seem like alternative rock/pop to me. I don't doubt that it has a following.

    I do doubt that the more popular pieces will be much...
  64. Thread: Awkward.

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    Whether we like it or not, a Presidential...

    Whether we like it or not, a Presidential candidate today needs to be able to engage a crowd or make a memorable, pithy statement. We aren't returning to the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mindset any time...
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    I've followed some blogs by full-timers and it's...

    I've followed some blogs by full-timers and it's a mixed bag. A few are wealthy but the majority are on SS or pensions or work/camp or work remotely in IT part-time or something like that. A lot buy...
  66. But when a non-Liberal says we are pretty good...

    But when a non-Liberal says we are pretty good compared to other places (which is literally true), he/she is called a racist, nationalist, white supremacist, Nazi, or all three.


    Would you rather...
  67. I think your experience is actually really...

    I think your experience is actually really important. A lot of people get side-tracked or otherwise fall away from their childhood church for various reasons. Then later, in different life...
  68. I go to a lot of churches. Mostly with friends...

    I go to a lot of churches. Mostly with friends but some I've just heard about. (Some people collect collect concert tee-shirts - don't judge.) I hear a wide range of music and see a lot of things....
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    I liked the first two Hondo posted. The third...

    I liked the first two Hondo posted. The third not as much. Nova's is okay but the bottle blonde just looks bitchy which kind of killed it for me.

    I'm not listening to anything but I did listen...
  70. I looked at about 5 local articles covering this...

    I looked at about 5 local articles covering this (I ignored the AP article) and it appears to me to that the official Methodist body (that has allocated money for the rebranded church) has written...
  71. Biden Says Only Felons Should Be Deported And He Doesn’t ‘Count Drunk Driving as a Felony’

    I don't think the drunk illegal alien vote is going to be able to spin this particular comment enough.

    NR
  72. You're a better woman than I am. I would have...

    You're a better woman than I am. I would have shoved a couple of pancakes soaked in Karo syrup at my brothers had I been tasked with that. (Not even my mother was stupid enough to trust my...
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    RV people are sort of mavericks anyway so this...

    RV people are sort of mavericks anyway so this makes sense. You have to be both confident and independent to live the life longer than a few weeks a year.
  74. Wouldn't be cheaper to just endorse one of...

    Wouldn't be cheaper to just endorse one of Gwyneth Paltrow's candles?
  75. Thread: Awkward.

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    Awkward.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmFqfsQhhQc&feature=emb_logo
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    From Frosty: That episode still makes me...

    From Frosty:



    That episode still makes me wonder. How do you get that old in this country and not understand garbage disposals? Even if Boston College, Ted Kennedy's office break room, and...
  77. This new turn is actually pretty interesting. ...

    This new turn is actually pretty interesting.

    They had been planning to market their Goop-clone empire under the 'Royal Sussex' brand and had created web sites and filed copyright applications for...
  78. No kidding. :encourage:

    No kidding. :encourage:
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    I need some things clarified. Exactly how much...

    I need some things clarified.

    Exactly how much are "literally slave wages"? We've all used the term but as hyperbole. Usually sticking "literally" in front of something like that is a marker to...
  80. Cottage Grove church to usher out gray-haired members in effort to attract more young parishioners

    My bold.

    This isn't satire.

    I have seen and heard about some truly stupid things done in the name of "growing" or "renewing" churches and denominations but this almost beggars belief. So these...
  81. We hear them constantly and see them often. ...

    We hear them constantly and see them often.

    The upside of not being able to shoot them from the porch is that they are systematically eliminating the wandering cat problems. :devil:
  82. I'm not sure the NYT has much endorsement...

    I'm not sure the NYT has much endorsement penetration outside of NYC.

    I can see why local papers endorse candidates (sort of) but maybe the time has come for newspapers to drop this gimmick.
    ...
  83. Well, to be fair, Sanders did write porn back in...

    Well, to be fair, Sanders did write porn back in the day. I'm sure he got paid for that.

    Jezebel
  84. New Hampshire dad chokes coyote to death after it attacks his son

    I remember when the 'common wisdom' was that coyotes don't attack humans. Well, that was after many decades of coyotes being shot on sight. They certainly were where I lived. Running dogs also...
  85. Thread: Funnies

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    https://i.postimg.cc/mrd0psG9/df98ba8b379619b3e14c...

    https://i.postimg.cc/mrd0psG9/df98ba8b379619b3e14c534768bb58fe4d8969aebe7731260ae2046580c239e7.jpgupload images to web
  86. Thread: Meme

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    https://i.postimg.cc/QttfF9w9/affa0440c4650d614ba0...

    https://i.postimg.cc/QttfF9w9/affa0440c4650d614ba0243f00a53adc3e02977a2fc42dc4447c835f4e934026.jpg
  87. Negroes With Guns: The Untold History of Black NRA Gun Clubs and the Civil Rights Movement

    Much more.

    Ammo
  88. Like you, I didn't bother with lunch in high...

    Like you, I didn't bother with lunch in high school. I had a diet soda and maybe an apple unless we were leaving school for fast food. At least it was my own money I was wasting!

    Had I been...
  89. Have to agree - over-restored. Time and...

    Have to agree - over-restored.

    Time and 'experience' adds something to some works just as it can diminish other works. It's a gamble.
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    I'll have to catch this one out of the theater...

    I'll have to catch this one out of the theater but I do want to see it. It probably would have been more useful than what I did see today - 1917. :(

    The George Zimmerman fiasco goes to show that...
  91. The problem with elite gatekeeping is that it...

    The problem with elite gatekeeping is that it inevitably goes in just one direction which is a profound mistrust of the hoi polloi coupled with supreme confidence in even failed and bloody ideas...
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    I think the key phrases in my post are "lower...

    I think the key phrases in my post are "lower paid". and "population". It's always been harder to find paycheck work in small towns or rural areas since there just aren't many jobs to be had. Also,...
  93. Thread: Animals

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    https://i.postimg.cc/GhSqHgXQ/4be75452dafd10a2734e...

    https://i.postimg.cc/GhSqHgXQ/4be75452dafd10a2734e5f76e4169ee34e5330717f4da95e248e92ce43870ca0.jpg
  94. The latest science on this stuff pretty clearly...

    The latest science on this stuff pretty clearly demonstrates that low fat milk is the milk of choice for fat kids and that sedentary people (school children) need fewer carbs, not more. While I love...
  95. Excerpt: BBC...

    Excerpt:



    BBC
  96. Trump to roll back Michelle Obama's school lunch rules on vegetables, fruits

    It's been a while so I assume that the changes made to school lunches through Michelle Obama's policy have been demonstrated in terms of reduced weight gain in children and better nutritional...
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    Doesn't anybody eat dinner on this board anymore?...

    Doesn't anybody eat dinner on this board anymore?

    I'm not tonight but that's because I stuffed myself on Mexican food when we went out to lunch today (and I took a box home - very generous...
  98. There are two problems I see with red flag laws...

    There are two problems I see with red flag laws (maybe three):

    1. It is extremely difficult to determine anyone's likelihood to be violent except in time-limited situations if the person doesn't...
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    This also explains something of why Trump won and...

    This also explains something of why Trump won and at this point, seems likely to win next time. People had had enough of social soothers and ineffectual bureaucrats. They already knew that both...
  100. Thread: Animals

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    https://i.postimg.cc/5NhW18t0/5307d837bde2751b1c99...

    https://i.postimg.cc/5NhW18t0/5307d837bde2751b1c99625fea4f7d1a83a2271cb255d2393e0953f288bd683b.jpg
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