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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi ... tter-world

:idea: This chatter about impeachment (even of previous Presidents) suggests that Congressional leaders
have moments when "impeachment" seems the best solution, but impeachment is just a first step -
not automatic removal from office. ;)

... and this creates an Entrepreneur Alert :!: :!:

"I'm Peached!" is a great attitude slogan - buttons, flags, banners, etc.! 8)

:bana: But then this works both ways (and others):
"I'm Peached!"could refer to the victim after impeachment ...
as well as to gobblers of perpect peaches when ripe. :D

I even considered "I'm Creamed!" after gobblin' ice cream ...
but this slogan slides into the gutter quickly. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:03 pm

Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3762132/posts

"I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event
because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee"

:roll: Perhaps, History was not a requirement when the principal was hired.
This is similar to the "factual vs staged" first moon landing controversy. ;)

But most students might agree that Fred Flintstone actually lived in Bedrock.

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:48 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ornia.html

"Shocking footage shows thousands of bees VIBRATING on the ground before dying after 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck California
"Scientists have previously noted that animals and insects act strangely in the lead up to an earthquake, but do not know why"

:idea: This hints that vibration (physical and/or electrical) precedes an earthquake ...
suggesting beginning movement of the earth's crust just before explosive release of energy.
Maybe the extreme vibrating of the bees caused their death (as by exhaustion). ;)

:duh Doesn't this suggest that insects can effect a "canary in the goldmine" warning
for prediciting an imminent earhquake :?: :!:

See also: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180961570/

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:06 pm

Re: https://www.cbssports.com/mma/news/ufc- ... c-history/

"Masvidal sprinted across the cage to attempt a leaping right knee
that caught Askren to the head just as he shot in for an immediate takedown."

:idea: This crowd's reaction proves that this is Roman gladiator combat
resurrected with less (obvious) intent to kill; serious injury is OK. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:52 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... -baby.html

Thessy's dietary plan (plus intense exercise) worked, but avoiding nutritional olive oil seems extreme ...
and suggests that quantity of olive oil was the real problem. "Pomegranate juice added to sparkling water"
hints that elimination of soft drinks helped by skipping all that sugar! Of course, discarding all junk food
is a no-brainer for creating a better diet. 8)

Bottom line ;) : A plan that works is usually a good plan :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:08 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-dad ... ere-report

"A female suspect who was naked and with blue hair in a ponytail
broke into the family's home and refused to leave, telling them: 'I'm the devil'" :o

"'She had the strength of four grown men,' the father later told the station."

:idea: However, having such strength does not require a devil ...
as evidenced by some people being able to lift a car off a victim
in an emergency. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:11 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... gshot.html

These notoriety attempts look promising ... for advertising specific products
... if they weren't returned to the same shelf space. :(

:idea: The mouthwash was good! Deodorant would be great! :roll:
TP need only brush against one's face to indicate softness.

:bana: A "tag team" concept might work ...
A second person and authority figure like parent or spouse
is filmed disapproving, then purchases the tainted product.

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:36 am

Re: http://dismagazine.com/dystopia/evolved ... -machines/

"CV Dazzle is a response. It is a form of expressive interference that combines highly stylized makeup and hair styling with face-detection thwarting designs. CV, or computer vision, Dazzle is an updated version of the original dazzle camouflage from WWI, which was used to protect warships from submarine attacks. Like the original dazzle war paint, CV Dazzle is an unobvious style of camouflage because its eye-catching patterns and colors draw attention instead of hiding from it. "

:idea: However, a blackface will get you more attention - immediately - than you would expect!
Besides, with AI improving all the time, cameras and their intelligence will learn these tricks. ;)

Best guess: A ski mask hides the face well! (Oops! that's worse than blackface!) :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:23 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio ... n-new-deal

"The global warming caused by human activities has resulted in a climate emergency that …
demands a national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization of the resources
and labor of the United States at a massive-scale." :o

[comment] "The worst offenders to climate change are India and China.
If the USA had gone to zero emissions a decade ago, it would not have helped.
The Paris Accord allowed both of the worst offenders to increase emissions until 2025,
while the USA financed the entire deal." :(

:idea: All industrialized countries need to participate in a solution;
regulating sun cycles and volcanic emissions will help. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:33 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/colorad ... tain-goats

"officials warn humans to not feed wildlife after mountain goats engaging in 'unnatural behaviors'"

"Mountain goats in the area were observed in 2018 'licking vehicles for the salt on them, putting heads inside open car windows,
running toward the sound of crinkling food wrappers, running towards people holding food, entering restrooms and tolerating
large groups of people surrounding them to take photographs and videos from unsafe distances.'"

:idea: Somehow these observations seem to parallel recent self-photo (and -video) behaviors of humans
(re: licking ice cream at Walmart, falling off cliffs, etc.), although we quickly learn to not tempt others
with our crinkling food wrappers and those enticing aromas. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:52 am

Re: https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/s ... ice-cream/

"On some days, students must come to class prepared to sample nine different flavors." :roll

:idea: It's great that students will learn to explain how so much store-bought ice cream
can have so many ingredients that did not exist when ice cream was first "invented",
like High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Artificial Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum,
Carrageenan, Carob Bean Gum, and Annatto Color. Yum! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:58 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 691049001/

"Woman caught on tape peeing into ice cream bucket, spitting on ice cream"

OMG! There's never been such encouragement to make your own ice cream
... with healthier ingredients! ... even less money! :roll

Sample recipe: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hom ... ice-cream/

Tips: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and add preferred crushed berries.
An ice cream maker provides convenience but is not necessary. ;)
There are many recipes on the internet :!: ... like this:
https://barefeetinthekitchen.com/homema ... am-recipe/

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/10/health/s ... index.html

"A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer"
"reducing the amount of sugar in our diet is extremely important"

:idea: Since "small glass" doesn't seem causative, this study might have ignored other factors
(e.g., what else is consumed or not consumed daily?). But "reducing sugar" is a good goal!
... according to many nutritionists and for reasons besides cancer. ;)

The challenge? Sugar is added to many food products. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:40 am

Hi Rod,
My dad used to make homemade ice cream at all our family picnics when I was a kid. Yum... I could go for some of that today.
xxSandy
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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:57 am

Sandy,

The ice cream "mix 'n stir frequently" recipes got my attention since ice cream maker is not required.
I would use a frozen medium pyrex bowl (stays colder, is strong, and a whisk can be used easily),
then freeze mixture in decreasing time segments, whisking each time (develops small ice crystals).

* 45 min., 30 min., then 20 min. segments until desired texture created.
1 1/2 hours may be sufficient. :finger:

:idea: ... but this Cuisinart model is too cool, convenient, and economical to ignore:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cuisinart-IC ... e/25997619

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Post by Sandy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:10 am

Thanks Rod,
I appreciate the information because I don't have an ice cream maker. Nothing says summer like homemade ice cream. :mrgreen:
hmmm course it's winter here so I am more inclined to a hot bowl of soup right now, especially since our heating unit is on the blink :shock: . LOL
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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:07 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... lieve.html

"Growing evidence suggests MH370 was a murder-suicide,
as investigators say pilot was in control until it crashed"

If only there was significant debris to prove that the plane "crashed"
since All commercial plane crashes in recent times have left debris. ;)
:scratch: except Flight 93 that crashed on land left no significant debris
... as well as Flight 77 that day. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:25 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... tored.html

"They had electrode chips planted in the visual cortex at the back of their skulls that picked up images
from a tiny video camera mounted in a pair of glasses. Their eyes were bypassed completely."

"It is not perfect vision – it is like grainy 1980s surveillance video footage.
It may not be full vision yet, but it’s something." :roll

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:33 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -fair.html

"Donuts with novelty syringes filled with flavored creams have been pulled from the Minnesota State Fair
following a backlash that the treats were in poor taste. The treats come with three syringes of fillings -
Bavarian cream, chocolate custard and lingonberry jam" 8)

"But the appearance of drug-like syringes littering the fair grounds
and the impact of single-use plastics drew complaints." :o

:idea: Totally unlike a "drug syringe" (compare to "insulin syringe") ...
and very much like a culinary syringe :!: Speaking of diabetes, ;)
the fillings alone should be cause for a backlash! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... klash.html

"Former banker Hans-Uno Broström, 74, does not own a computer, despite ending his career in Handelsbanken's IT department,
where he saw the push for electronic money. He uses a card only for costly items and walks out of stores rejecting cash."

:idea: Obviously, "cashless" is the societal direction - worldwide!
But let the consumer pioneers ferret out the risks first! ;)
... especially involving any implanted microchip. :(

:lol: Microchip humor ...
"Friend, can you lend me a hand (for this purchase)?"

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:33 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/cof ... ve-longer/

"Many other factors can prolong your life, but you can start with a steaming cup of coffee."

:idea: ... but not too hot since frequent HOT liquids can cause oral cancer. ;)

"Researchers have found that drinking coffee - both decaf and regular - is linked to a longer life."

:idea: Since "longer life" is not defined, coffee drinkers may linger to get their final cups for the day. :roll:
Nevertheless, 2-3 cups a day seems just right (in a Goldilocks cup). :)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:25 pm

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/cricket-juic ... ioxidants/

"Of the edible insects analyzed, grasshoppers, silkworms and crickets displayed the highest levels of antioxidants —
almost five times more than fresh orange juice! It’s worth noting here that all of those insects are vegetarians"
Yum! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:27 pm

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/men-more-tha ... t-disease/

"men who can perform at least 40 push-ups in one attempt are much less likely
to suffer from heart disease within the next 10 years."

:idea: But hints that other physical conditioning, better diet, etc.,
was occurring with the push-ups training.

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:18 pm

Re: http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/fin ... icant.html

"Finnish Scientists: Effect of human activity on climate change insignificant"

:idea: A controversial study, but decreasing dependence on fossil fuels seems important, albeit not with panic.
Interesting linkage of climate change to the magnetic poles reversal now occurring (slowly). :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:37 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/prett ... ough-water

"the white bikini was more expensive, which I assumed
was due to the material being thicker to avoid this situation" :finger:

:idea: If one suspects that a bikini might be see-through in water
wouldn't a pre-pool test - in privacy - be a logical step :?:
... butt exposure in public might be titillating.

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