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Re: Strange World

Postby Mbwun » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:09 pm

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Re: Strange World

Postby EZ Rhino » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:55 am

I voted 'No' but I meant 'Hell, No!'
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Re: Strange World

Postby Slade » Wed May 02, 2012 8:18 pm

MM drew my attention to this. Fascinating, eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hall_(VC)
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Re: Strange World

Postby jellybelly » Thu May 03, 2012 1:02 pm

Couple of snippets from the papers i have read over the weekend...

Through possible terrorist threat to the Olympics in London there may well be surface to air missile launchers on top of the local flats.

A man, drunk at 4am in Portugal, has fallen 65 feet...dead or badly injured ? Nope apparently he just got up and walked away :shock:
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Re: Strange World

Postby krista in ma » Thu May 03, 2012 8:21 pm

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Re: Strange World

Postby dreab trawets » Wed May 09, 2012 7:22 pm

Two US senators have proposed to excise the word "lunatic" from federal law, calling it outdated and offensive. What are the word's origins and why is it so offensive?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17997413


Tennessee last year passed a law replacing "handicapped" with "having a disability" and "idiot, lunatic, person of unsound mind" with "person adjudicated incompetent".

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Re: Strange World

Postby Baidhnobas » Tue May 29, 2012 2:37 pm

Thoughts: the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter? The name you give them. The thing that makes bitch a sexist put-down or a salute to female bad-assedness? The intent with which it is used. Words are what you make them.

Edited to add: Even as I said it I realized I was being hyper-relative. The problem with that attitude, aside from being another of those things that good people need do to let evil prevail, is you can't hold it without being a hypocrite. There are words that everyone finds offensive, words that I can't listen to and tell myself it all depends on context and intent. And some attitudes and their attendant vocabulary should--I don't want to say banned because if you ignore the bad parts of history, you can't learn from them, and if you don't learn from them...
But I don't think this is one of those cases where shutting down word choice will improve society. Referring--or not--to people as lunatic is a matter of manners, not legislature.

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Re: Strange World

Postby jellybelly » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:20 pm

http://news.sky.com/story/952875/live-g ... -in-oldham

Not strange as such, well strange as in this place is quite near where i live, much so that i heard a 'noise' earlier...must have been this ?
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Re: Strange World

Postby marcd » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:51 pm

Wonder if Chandler is having some nasty flashbacks after reading this?


http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Killi ... story.html
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Re: Strange World

Postby Slade » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:11 pm

Thanks, marcd. Good story.

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Re: Strange World

Postby EZ Rhino » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:39 am

Lot of rain in the past few weeks in BC. Made for some rough times for some places: landslide footage

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Re: Strange World

Postby dreab trawets » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:16 pm

“After my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment , the sound of my own blood gushing from my neck? That would be the best pleasure to end all pleasure. “
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Re: Strange World

Postby ScottDBetson » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:28 am

The Names Betson, Scott Betson, and welcome to the Forum of No Return
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Re: Strange World

Postby EZ Rhino » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:58 pm

Can people change their beliefs? Woman who was conservative republican moves to Canada (doesn't say why she moved here) and becomes a supporter of universal health care after having a kid or two. I can imagine the cognitive dissonance.



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Re: Strange World

Postby Mbwun » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:04 pm

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