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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:28 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2019/1 ... es-vpx.cnn

(not political perspective since all recent U.S. Presidents pardon a turkey at Thanksgiving ...
and usually get roasted for the pardon) ;)

:scratch: With such popular tradition, in the future with faux meats (then faux poultry, faux pork, faux fish, etc.),
What will be pardoned? Will this be a Faux Pardon, Faux Pas, or Faux Foe (unit of entertainment energy)?

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:33 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/moms- ... -christmas

"Mom's hack to stop kids from begging for toys in stores before Christmas"

:idea: It's best to contact the future recipient (if not Santa) to make sure that the gift
can be purchased, else the recipient will go on the child's all-year Naughty List. :roll:
Hopefully, not all recipients will deliver, else Santa is then marginalized. ;)

"Dear Betsy, I just ordered your doll online and it will be delivered next year
when the store can process all the online orders. I sent a copy of the order
to Santa, just in case." :finger:

"Thanks! TeeTee, The mailman just delivered your whine! Love, Betsy"

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:25 pm

With BOGO (Buy One Get One free), is a faux burger deal
Faux Faux Burger ... or ... Two Faux (one) Burger? :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:09 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/30/us/north ... index.html

"Authorities evacuated the theater and closed nearby streets ... manager was also taken to the hospital as a precaution."

:idea: Few people realize that the public bathrooms they use might occasionally be exposed to "highly contagious urine"
... explaining why restaurant and store employees are encouraged to wash their hands. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:24 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/health/is-it-sa ... t-roadkill

:!: :!: Entrepreneur Alert
"Today's Roadkill" might be a great 'shock & awe' menu special,
but otherwise be healthy, tasty ... and NOT "road kill". :finger:

:idea: "Today's Roadkill" could be reserved for experimental items,
waiting for significant and favorable customer response. :finger:

:idea: "Faux Roadkill" could refer to fresh veggies fallen from trucks. :lol:

I recall the dump truck that used to drive by a downtown Dallas donut shop
40 years ago with its exposed load of fresh beef(?) bones. If bones had fallen
from that truck, the menu special would simply be "Beef(?) Soup". :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:51 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/world/canada-wo ... r-handrail

"the Supreme Court 'unanimously disagreed,' and said the sign in the Metro station that said to hold on to the handrail 'was a warning'
and not a law. They found the officer 'was wrong to stop and search her for breaking a law that didn’t exist.'"

"A sign that stated 'caution' and 'hold handrail' was located near the escalator."

[a comment] "Those handrails are nasty! Might as well touch all the toilet seats in a public restroom."

:idea: Interesting case! (and timely comment about all public touchables). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:53 pm

Re: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/r ... ano-boeri/

"The project's two residential towers -- measuring 80 meters (262 feet) and 112 meters (367 feet) respectively --
play host to around 20,000 trees, shrubs and plants."

:bana: What fun! and mesmerizing :!:

But nature is the expert at reclaiming itself from man's structures,
making future maintenance of the building quite a challenge :!:

And plants/trees keep growing! How can all this stuff be pruned?
What happens to the plant growth that dies? falls to the ground :?:

What birds/animals/insects might like to live in this highrise?
And the plants and trees will need significant watering. ;)

Will weather be kind or typical in affecting this highrise garden?
Is future plant weight calculated in the building's support :?:

Who pays for the plants' and trees' upkeep? ...
as well as extra building maintenance? Tenants :?:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:08 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/47- ... s-history/

"enjoy these moments of relative stability while you still can,
because it is only a matter of time before we go over the precipice."

... according to the math of unsustainable DEBT, debt that is too LARGE to repay. :shock:

:idea: Tip: Green lentils are cheap, nutritious, and have good shelf life! ...
taste great with only diced onions & tomatoes, cumin, olive oil, S&P ...
and diced celery is tasty, as well as bits of meat, poultry, or fish. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:58 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/22/cars/tes ... index.html ,
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/01/couple- ... gures.html

:hithere Interesting design similarities, suggesting "Esprit d' Lorry" :?:
(and pronounced "Es 'Pree de Lore 'é " ) :?:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:03 pm

Re: https://qz.com/1759150/reusable-plastic ... lem-worse/

"Reusable plastic shopping bags are actually making the problem worse, not better"

:bana: Perhaps, a "shopping bag reward" might work ...

Customer gets to choose a free item near the cash register (or cash discount relative to total purchase)
if they bring in their own Shopping Bag For Life. This promotion might end months later (customers
will then have been "trained" to bring in their own bag).

:roll: Of course, not all bags will be hygienic to reuse in a food store, so Plan B seems best:
Customer gets cash discount relative to total purchase AND one-use bags brought back :roll
(or no charge for new bag if one brought back to recycle).

:scratch: However, the amount of plastic used for grocery bags is negligible
compared to the plastic used for food take-out and other containers. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:26 pm

Hi Rod,
Winter before last (July) the stores in our area all went bag free and required (with a short grace period) everyone to bring in their own shopping bags. I must admit I forgot my bags countless times and had to purchase new ones but now I have an endless supply to share with others who forget. All in all, it has been successful and most people are beyond the grumbles and accept it as a way of life. :bana:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:45 am

Re: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/maga ... sh-crisis/

"Jenna Jambeck, a University of Georgia engineering professor, caught everyone’s attention with a rough estimate: between 5.3 million and 14 million tons each year just from coastal regions. Most of it isn’t thrown off ships, she and her colleagues say, but is dumped carelessly on land or in rivers, mostly in Asia."

:scratch: I'm still mystified how plastic shopping bags became the center of attention, especially in most Western cities where that plastic trash goes to landfills ... and stays there! Also plastic shopping bags represent a miniscule portion of plastic trash ... yet bags remain the primary target! :roll:

I suspect that manufacturers of food/drink containers - significant plastics pollution! - don't want the attention because there's not an economic solution for that trash. Bring your food, drink, and other plastic containers in for refill? Indeed! :lol:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:33 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/health/b ... index.html

"diets don't work for the vast majority of people for more than about seven months."

"People in blue zones have been eating the 'right' foods because the right foods -- beans, grains and garden vegetables -- were cheapest and most accessible. Their kitchens were set up to cook them quickly and they had time-honored recipes to make simple peasant food taste delicious."

"their communities gathered around this food: They sat down at the table with people who ate the same way"

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
The Longevity Diet is a lifestyle - not a diet! ;)

:scratch: Who knows :?: :!:
The Longevity Diet may also be about NOT eating certain foods ...
like commercial offerings engineered for taste and (food) longevity. :roll:
Maybe "faux food" is an oxymoron! :?

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:38 pm

Re: https://news.yahoo.com/china-u-racing-c ... 28643.html

"The most burning question for scientists is how to make the pig more healthy"

:shock: Such aggressive research hints that the real burning question may be:
"How to make People In General more healthy, etc.?" :roll:

... without rampant Promiscuity In Genetics? :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:55 pm

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

[a comment] "Christmas is once a year, the only time of year many of us have a week off work
and see all our family - eat what you want, enjoy yourself" :roll

8) Reasonable advice for all holidays where delectable delights reign,
but "eat what you want ... not like a pig ... and not day after day" ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:29 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ly-10.html

:idea: Seems to me ...

This holiday negativity ignores the greater benefit of exercise: good physical health, which is more than weight loss and appearance! So much can be read into these holiday advertisements, like why is the husband so trim and healthy looking? Perhaps, her Peloton gift to him the previous year? Was there a sexist backlash to that? ... since she would reap those benefits of a fit mate. ;)

Besides, most exercise equipment is "unisex" - it might have been an indirect gift to himself since she borrows his own Peloton so often :roll:
... and judging by the home/view, the family enjoys more entertainment/recreation/exercise than a stationary bike. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:04 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ly-10.html

:idea: Seems to me ...

The media scores again by seizing limited negativity to promote its own financial well-being. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:19 pm

Re: https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/12/0 ... -children/

“Artistic depictions of nude minors in a non-sexualized context or setting may be permitted in a limited number of scenarios,
e.g., works by internationally renowned artists that feature minors”

:idea: Good luck with that social media monitoring! The greater public voice, apparently, is that ...
"If God had wanted children to be depicted nude, he would not have provided clothing for them." :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:18 am

Re: https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/12/04/i-d ... marijuana/

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
The lungs may grow tired of weed long before Whiskey River takes the mind. :roll:
"Whiskey river, take my mind ..." ;)

:o On the other hand ...

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ducts.html
"Nelson, 86, still plans to enjoy vapes, edibles and other cannabis products"

:scratch: Who can tell :?: :!:
CBD Oil can perform health miracles ... according to advertising. :roll:
But living to 86 is impressive :!: Maybe music heals 'n nurtures.

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:04 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/04/business ... index.html

"Oreos are perfect. They're dunkable, stackable and completely bingeable. Whether you peel off the vanilla cream patty (sacrilegious, in this writer's opinion) or eat the cookie in its entirety as Nabisco intended, their sublimity cannot be denied." :o

:idea: Au contraire :!:
It's sacrilegious to have only one favorite cookie - five is minimum!
(one for each finger of your hand that reaches for the cookies) ;)

:scratch: Did you know that a cake cult exists where icing is saved for last
... and a counter cult where the cake's icing is consumed first? :roll:
If a Before and After date, they're never satisfied with shared cake
... and usually need more dessert later. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:07 am

Re: https://livelovefruit.com/glyphosate-in ... onic-food/

"NOP argues that because glyphosate does not 'touch' the plant(s) being certified, it is technically still 'organic' -
anything that touches the soil eventually gets taken up by the plant. It becomes a part of the plant's tissues and DNA." ;)

:( Unfortunately, "faux organic" will give "faux" a bad name.
Familiar good "faux": faux fur, faux meat, faux play. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:17 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/papa ... very-slice

"Papa John's South Korea debuts 'American Hot Dog Pizza' with a whole hot dog on every slice"

American Dough Hot Dog, nutritionally speaking? :roll:
Best served with with a sugar+caffeine drink. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:59 pm

Re: https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/2n ... eport.html

"2nd Largest Insurance Firm, Swiss Re, Classifies 5G as a 'High Impact' Liability Risk in Annual Risk Report"
"Despite increasing worldwide opposition, warnings, and lawsuits companies are still installing it anyway."

:idea: At least, a fast rollout of this technology will identify its problems quickly ...
but it will support insurance claims later if you document your daily exposure. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:10 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... 0-000.html

"Cattelan was extremely specific when choosing the right fruit for his pieces.
He also carefully considered where the banana would be placed in relation to the wall."

:idea: Few art aficionados realize the duct tape is torn - not cut.
And his upstanding banana points left - not right - :roll:
(despite being dressed on the wall). ;)

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Post by Sandy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:13 am

"Cattelan was extremely specific when choosing the right fruit for his pieces.
He also carefully considered where the banana would be placed in relation to the wall."
I don't get it? How in the world could anyone in their right mind pay 150 thousand dollars for a banana duct taped to a wall? :shock: :(

Am I missing something? I mean...what happens when the banana goes bad or draws fruit flies?

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