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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:36 am

Hi Rod,

I thought the baby Yoda cake was a solid effort in the above article. :)

I've had some real home made birthday cake doozies that would have made all those "not so beauties" in the article look like works of art. :lol: The infamous "volcano cake" comes to mind and the gingerbread house cake that collapsed as if it had been condemned during the Happy Birthday Song is another one. :shock: Still I agree with you... the true value of any cake is how good it tastes. :mrgreen: And my disasters always tasted great! :bana:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:50 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... yards.html
"neighbors cash in on murder by charging media $3,500 a WEEK to camp out in their yards"

:scratch: Somehow this seems related to prostitution (re: profit incentive). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:26 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 019987001/
"Dreaming of winning the lottery? These horror stories may change your mind."

"Money doesn't always buy happiness. In fact some lottery winners have experienced bankruptcy, divorce, prison time and have even been murdered. Experts say if you win and don't contact a reputable tax professional and a reputable investment adviser, you could land yourself in big financial trouble. If your first step is to tell family and friends you won, it could lead to close people in your life demanding money. Lottery winners who aren't equipped with how to wisely save their millions often blow through their cash."

:idea: Instead of happily wondering "What if I win the lottery?",
seriously contemplate "What if I win the lottery?" :scratch:

Apparently, the greater portion of it needs to be immediately controlled
by a reputable someone else who provides your reasonable needs & wants
... with some of this available for sharing sooner than later. ;)

Or at least provide "evidence" of this arrangement. :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:48 pm

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

"(Governor) signs law forcing stores to have 'gender neutral' sections
where traditional blue and pink toys and toothbrushes are banned"

:idea: I've long depended on gender-traditional toothbrush colors
(now including other genders) to eliminate any toothbrush bias ...
but favor certain colors to remind of local times of the month. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:01 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/10/us/could ... index.html
"Could Laundrie still be alive if he's in Florida's Carlton Reserve?"

:scratch: Logically, even a "mediocre survivalist" would know the difficulty
of surviving in this Reserve ... but would appreciate that others
think he could and keep searching there. :roll:

:idea: This adventurer seems to prefer distance travel
over shorter periods of time (not easy in this Reserve).
It's conceivable that he told his parents he was going
to the Reserve but didn't go there. ;)

Final update, October 21 ...

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/brian-laundr ... med-by-fbi
"(Laundrie's) remains recovered from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida"

:idea: Apparently, high water in the park infested with snakes and alligators,
created unsurvivable conditions for this "mediocre survivalist". :(

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:40 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... udies.html
"requires stores to have gender neutral areas"

:hithere Intriguing concept, this "gender neutral" ...
considering the many genders that now exist :!:

Obviously, some products associate with gender-traditional themes
like bras, jockstraps, "feminine" cosmetics, facial shaving, etc. :roll:

Apparently, gender neutral areas may not display such products
as learning aids for children who become adults that use them
... despite their preferred pronouns. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:28 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dc-supe ... 49904.html
"DC’s new Superman comes out as bisexual" :o

:scratch: According to new gender identification rules,
Super"man" is no longer accurate. :?

:idea: A gender bender pill (or vaccine) would be more believable
... after decades of Superman + Lois Lane conjecture! Besides,
today's humans re-orient in their teens (or before). :roll:

:o https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/11/opinions ... index.html
"the new Superman, comes out as bisexual in next month's issue of 'Superman: Son of Kal-El'
... the new storyline, prompted by an aging Clark Kent passing the super-baton to his son"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:03 pm

Re: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/jpmorga ... hless.html
"PMorgan CEO calls bitcoin ‘worthless,’ as the cryptocurrency tops $57,000"

"has no intrinsic value ... will be around long term ... a little bit of fool’s gold."

:idea: Essentially, a "bitcon", but still a worthy investment
... as long as many people keep "investing" in it. ;)
"Buy low - Sell high" comes to mind. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:06 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... eists.html
"targeting New York's expensive restaurants: Robbers prey on wealthy diners to steal jewelry"

:bana: Interesting opportunity for trackable jewelry ...
considering drones, 5G, electronic snooping, etc. ;)

Doggie bags for jewelry come to mind. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:26 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-lost-w ... 06011.html
"President lost weight out of office because he no longer has access to 24-hour White House kitchen"

:idea: No Fridge Diet comes to mind (timer limits access).
And timer can be connected to a "punishment meter"
that accumulates fines for after-hours access. :o

Of course, timer could also send warning
to a gate keeper's smartwatch or cellphone. :roll:

Tip: In the White House, a servant (aka "enabler")
would have been the gravy train conductor. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:51 pm

Re: https://www.reuters.com/business/crypto ... 021-10-12/
"Crypto trading thrives in Nigeria despite official disapproval"

:duh It's becoming obvious that "crypto trading"
is not "investing" - it's just electronic lottery
with the mesmerizing allure of pyramids. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:54 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... tions.html
"China thumbs nose at climate targets as it plans to build more coal power stations
and ramp up oil and gas exploration" :roll:

:idea: Obviously, climate change goals require worldwide cooperation,
albeit renewable energy solutions might still appear some day
that make fossil fuels less attractive economically. :finger:

Now, investment in low-elevation coastal properties
should probably wait a few decades (and considering
La Palma volcano's climate contributions). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:33 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... -race.html
"Prince William slams the billionaires' space race ... 'they should focus on fixing Earth's problems first' "

:idea: Telling other people how to spend their money is rarely well received
and there's impressive technology "trickle down" from these races
that easily capture the imagination of young space pioneers. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:57 pm

:idea: Apparently, many bodys have known about this for a long time
... proving the great research value of today's internet:

:study: According to the internet, the function of antibodies has been known for decades!
They're part of "acquired" (adaptive) immune system - not "innate" (first line defense);
antibodies defend against a virus after infection has started (which helps explain
how they can reduce symptoms: immune system response is less aggressive
because the antibodies have neutralized some of the virus). 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:40 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/sherw ... rgreen-fog
"Sherwin-Williams' Color of the Year ... Evergreen Fog –
tranquil gray-green hue that takes inspiration from nature."

:idea: Has possibilities, but seems to require several contrasting colors
... "that take inspiration from nature". ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:00 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/blue ... index.html
"Europeans were enjoying blue cheese and beer 2,700 years ago"

"Bran was one of the most prevalent plant fragments found in the samples,
along with plant matter of different cereals. This highly fibrous, carbohydrate-rich diet
was supplemented with proteins from broad beans, fruits, nuts, or animal food products"

:idea: Apparently, a good amount of dietary fiber complements a "carbohydrate-rich diet". ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:25 pm

Re: https://www.loveino.com/products/christ ... s-presents
"Electric, 8-music, Sax Old Man, 1.8m Santa Claus greeting decorations"

:bana: Entertaining traditional decoration, more race inclusive but not yet so gender inclusive. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:37 pm

Re: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/1 ... y-drinking
"Queen Advised to Give Up Her Favorite Drink ...
the 95-year-old will forgo her evening cocktail."

:idea: ... but may have been the reason for her longevity
(anticipating the evening relaxation). ;)

:scratch: Now weans the queen :?:
(if tapered withdrawal)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:52 pm

Re: https://www.rt.com/usa/537195-superman- ... dc-comics/
"Bisexual Superman will ‘destroy America,’ say outraged conservatives" :shock:

Re: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/comic
"When people or things seem amusing or absurd, you can describe them as comical." :lol:

:idea: That Superman could have a bisexual son creates greater disbelief
in comics as sources of serious social commentary (IMO). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:27 am

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 991523001/
"Billionaire outlines how he will build the inclusive, Utopian desert city Telosa"

"in the Appalachia or American West desert with plans to shepherd in a reformed version of capitalism with a focus on societal inclusion over division ... having equal access health care, excellent schooling and safe environments for families, regardless of income ... to be a diverse place housing various races, genders, sexual orientations, religions and political affiliations."

"first phase of 50,000 living residents to be welcomed into the city by 2030" :finger:

:idea: Diversity of sexual orientations, religions and political affiliations hints that
residents will need to be committed to such diversity when they arrive ...
for it cannot easily be mandated by societal rules and laws.

Also, solar panels on rooftops will likely be a previous decade's technology. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:39 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lego- ... index.html
"Lego pledges to remove 'gender bias' from its products"

:duh A "no gender" bias seems a step backwards in human evolution,
but increasingly believable new era of near-robotic gender diffusion. :(

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:03 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/spenc ... index.html
"Artist stages mass nude photos to highlight disappearing Dead Sea"

:o A panorama of intriguing visual contrasts, rarely combined :!:
This staging creates uncertainty in the mind about how to respond,
feeling that your typical nudity response is "not in Kansas any more". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:22 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/china/ch ... index.html

"China has denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August,
saying on Monday that the test was instead a 'routine spacecraft experiment'."

"designed to travel at a such a high speed to fly great distances and move quickly through heavily defended airspace
to attack targets such as harbors, airfields and other installations before they can be successfully shot down."

:idea: Considering recent years of development and testing by several countries,
this explanation sounds more like "hypersonic spin", akin to "news droppings"
about an open-air market many months ago. :roll:

Early detection with laser response should help sanitize airspace. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:15 am

:bana: Continuing motivation to get news from many sources ...

Re: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/10/p ... accinated/

:idea: That governments and media have been successful in claiming otherwise
is good evidence of well-controlled news networks in recent years! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:28 pm

Re: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4004980/posts
"Ohio college student 'angry' and 'scared' after 'cisgender men' installed radiator in dorm"

:idea: Men who identify as male and are employed to install radiators
would not be any more threatening than most cisgender men. ;)
Apparently, this "safe space" is for women with concerns
about their safety in many areas of society. :o

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