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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    The Donald, speaking about tiny Montenegro, a NATO member with a population of 640 thousand: "They're very strong people, they're very aggressive people. They may get aggressive and, congratulations, you're in World War Three."

    A former President of Parliament comments: "With this kind of president, with his knowledge of foreign policy, who knows what is going on? Foreign policy is not his big thing."

    Evidently Montenegrins are masters of understatement as well.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44877718
    Ken, he just used the wrong words, for goodness sake cut him a bit of rope. He means what he says and says what he means, it just comes out kind of confused.
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    Yeah, like wood Would Wouldn't peck a pickle
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    I am browsing a major, local guide book for Estonia from 1993, published by HUMA. On p.242, describing the most important town on the island of Hiiumaa called Kærdla, it says about the main church:"it only got its organ in 1904; before that the paris clerk had to ride 14 km to Reigi church to get the right tone for the Kærdla church choir and had to hum it all the way back."
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    Media lies and dishonest governors managed to get Americans give up their liberties over a virus with a >99% survival rate.

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    Sacha Baron Cohen (as the interviewer who was not with Mosad for thirteen years) dupes a Georgia (U.S.) State legislator into betraying his bigotry. I am linking the Washington Post article which links to the video. The legislator has resigned.



    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...1yUm?ocid=AMZN
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    So my hometown is FINALLY getting another minor league baseball team. I'm super excited about that. EXCEPT, the owners just released a list of ten names for the locals to choose from, and I'm really shocked at how bad they are. HERE are the ten:
    Army Ants
    Puffy Head Bird Legs (no, I'm not kidding)
    Comet Jockeys
    Space Chimps
    Glo Worms
    Space Sloths
    Lunartics
    ThunderSharks
    Moon Possums
    Trash Pandas
    What a bunch of god-awful nonsense! My hometown has a substantial NASA and military presence, and its identity comes from that. I think it deserves something with just a little more dignity, don't you think?
    "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I won't." - George S. Patton

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    Anj oldie: "Visitors hoping to see an exhibition displaying thousands of "dancing butterflies" in China last weekend were left disappointed after realising they had bought tickets to see plastic butterflies attached to sticks instead."

    This is on the heels of other scandals involving donkeys painted like zebras and plastic blow-up penguins.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-42353106


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    The inflatable penguins are kind of funny - including the rather carelessly spread plastic tubes on the ground ...

    not much animal welfare among the living, exhibited animals though, it seems.

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-42193721
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    "European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker used 'brightly coloured flash cards' to explain international trade to US president Donald Trump."

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8467051.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by joen_cph View Post
    "European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker used 'brightly coloured flash cards' to explain international trade to US president Donald Trump."

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8467051.html
    Looks like he know how to deal with the mentally impaired
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    From the BBC:



    Nah, you can get pretty much whatever weapon you want.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordontrek View Post
    So my hometown is FINALLY getting another minor league baseball team. I'm super excited about that. EXCEPT, the owners just released a list of ten names for the locals to choose from, and I'm really shocked at how bad they are. HERE are the ten:
    Army Ants
    Puffy Head Bird Legs (no, I'm not kidding)
    Comet Jockeys
    Space Chimps
    Glo Worms
    Space Sloths
    Lunartics
    ThunderSharks
    Moon Possums
    Trash Pandas
    What a bunch of god-awful nonsense! My hometown has a substantial NASA and military presence, and its identity comes from that. I think it deserves something with just a little more dignity, don't you think?
    Are these honestly for real??

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    True story: "Amazon’s Jeff Bezos would need to spend $28 million a day to avoid getting richer"

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/am...her-2018-08-01


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    From the BBC:



    Nah, you can get pretty much whatever weapon you want.
    Did you see the joker on TV that is uploading the plans for military weapons to be made by anyone with a 3D printer
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    Headline: “Alleged Russian agent cozied up to ex-Trump aide near end of 2016 race”

    Clickbait par excellence from the WaPo. “Maria Butina, the Russian gun-rights activist who was charged last month with working as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin, socialized in the weeks before the 2016 election with a former Trump campaign aide who anticipated joining the presidential transition team.”

    That’s news? Maybe better would be, “Close Trump associate met with mystery man who had once read Dostoyevsky.” But hey, she’s kind of cute. She can cozy up to me any time, and I don’t even own a gun.



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