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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:14 pm

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

Best guess: Publicity stunt ... since the wall needs to go with the banana ...
that will rot within a few weeks! Money paid just to support the artist :?:
Who can tell :?: :!:

100 bananas taped to a wall by one monkey would make a better statement! ;)

See also: http://www.wowzone.com/monkey.htm 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:35 pm

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

"What a Grinch! Mean-spirited teacher tells first-graders that 'Santa isn't real' leaving children in tears
as principal says the educator will 'never return to class'" :(

:bana: This teacher missed the point of Santa 101 in teacher training school ...

There was a real Santa (or several) many decades ago ... 8)
and his spirit of giving at Christmas lives on in the millions of shoppers every holiday season.
Think not :?: :!: Ask the thousands of merchants and bankers who depend on this spirit. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:52 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/travel/carnival ... -inclusive

"Items include comfortable noise-canceling headphones (provided by Puro Sound Labs), fidget toys and a visual feeling thermometer (produced in conjunction with Boardmaker), as well as a KultureCity VIP lanyard to help staff easily identify guests." :roll

"In addition, KultureCity sensory bags are available for check out for the duration of the cruise and contain a variety of items to help calm, relax and manage sensory overload." 8)

:idea: This sensory overload stuff might be useful on Supersized Ship Cruises with 24-7 food & entertainment! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:57 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/poo ... ay-season/

"Our children are sponges, and they rapidly absorb whatever they see and hear. If we fill their minds with good things,
there is a much stronger chance that they will develop into solid young people." :finger:

:idea: ... but there's still opportunity for a serious P&F video that explains
how poor diet (and lack of exercise) affects the P&F quality. ;)

Today's popular vote for title ...
P_oops! The Tell-tail Story of Better Health

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:31 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/poo ... ay-season/

Note: investmentwatchblog.com/straf-dna-peep-you-wont-believe-what-americans-are-buying-for-their-children-this-holiday-season/
requires reverse spelling of 'straf-dna-peep' with substitution of 'oo' for 'ee'. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:41 pm

Re: https://news.yahoo.com/virtual-boyfrien ... 36508.html

"Chinese teen Robin spends hours online chatting to her man, who always has a sympathetic ear for her problems --
as long as she's willing to pay him. :finger:

"These aren't seedy sex-chat lines but men who charge for friendly and flirty online communication,
from wake-up calls to lengthy text exchanges and video conversations." :roll

Who can tell :?: :!:
For some women, this might be more meaningful interaction than with a boyfriend in the bed! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:10 pm

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/morning-madn ... ys-a-year/

"Other common factors keeping people up at night include stress and anxiety (31%) and the urge to use the bathroom (75%).
For respondents with a significant other, their partner’s snoring was another common complaint (30%),
followed by bedtime differences (31%), and their partner tossing and turning (19%)."

:scratch: Apparently, an insignificant other sleeps in a different bed. :roll:

Possible new solution: Sleep in a round bed (has one side) ... ;)
but don't sleep around in a bed (despite sleepy afterward benefit). :oops:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:22 am

Re: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/06/unswort ... rdict.html

"The verdict could set a precedent where free speech online, libel and slander are concerned.
Vernon Unsworth vs. Elon Musk was one of the first major defamation lawsuits --
brought by a private individual over a tweet -- to ever go to trial." :o

:idea: About this "simply heated rhetoric", future case books may record ...

'Twas a twinkling tweet precedent for a twittered "tweet nothing"
for 'twas the night before Christmas when jurors dittoed "twirp". :roll:

Jurors' prudence :?:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:27 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 359421002/

"Musk ... insisted in his testimony that the phrase he tweeted off-the-cuff 'was obviously a flippant insult,
and no one interpreted it to mean pedophile.' " :roll:

:idea: With young boys the focus of the rescue, it's difficult to believe that "pedo" meant something else
and the verdict of the jury suggests that costly defamation was not proven by Unsworth. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:11 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/12/0 ... -watching/

"A dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, charged with Medicaid fraud now stands accused of performing unlawful dental acts
after video of him riding a hoverboard while removing a patient's tooth surfaced." :shock:

:idea: Interestingly (and despite his apparent financial fraud), the hoverboard is quickly becoming
an acceptable means of transportation and mobility! It's much more than recreation :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:38 am

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

"A Nevada man discovered his DNA had changed after a bone marrow transplant and had been replaced, in part, by that of his German donor."

"The change has made him a 'chimera', which means he has two sets of DNA." :o

:idea: Who can tell :?: :!:
Another transplant and he might become three people:
"Me, Myself, and I" ... with different DNA for each person. :?

Officer: "You were driving erratically - we'll need a blood sample."
Driver. "It's OK with Me, but Myself and I might refuse." :roll:
Officer: "Then, all of you will be arrested!"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:18 am

Re: https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/ ... stmas-tree

"Assuming you purchase a tree grown locally and responsibly and you also recycle it afterward,
buying a real tree will create the least harm to the environment." However ...

If you get a tree shipped to you or it wasn’t grown with sustainable farming practices, that’s enough to tip the scales.
Also, if your city throws them in a landfill instead of recycling them, they’ll be producing methane for years." :roll:

:scratch: Who knew?! That decades would pass without concern about faux mistletoe ...
yet, is a kiss real or faux when delivered under faux mistletoe? :?

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:27 pm

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

"The documentary revealed the royals enjoy 'strong drinks' on Christmas Eve and stay up until the early hours of the morning,
before making their way to the church service on Christmas Day."

... where all receive the “God bless us, every one!” ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:52 pm

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

"How do you cure being gay? There is no cure.
And for all of those out there that are struggling in the same spot, there is no cure" :o

:idea: In the real world, human sexuality is a continuum with a great variety of personal G spots.
But unlike animals, humans often get to choose how to respond to conflicting attractions;
the more difficult choices are those where the conflict is simply social pressure. :?

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:24 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... -twin.html

''They removed one testicle from a 36-year-old man born with two, and transplanted it to his identical twin brother, who was born with none"

"because the unidentified donor and recipient are both living and carry virtually identical DNA, a transplant was possible"

:idea: Well ... "virtually identical" is not the same as "identical" where DNA is concerned...
and suggests that his brother's DNA is still what combines with future eggs ...
at least until the recipient's DNA further modifies the donation? :?

Nonetheless, fascinating medical manipulation of human genetics :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:11 am

Re: https://nypost.com/2019/12/09/vegan-inf ... -in-years/

"People on the Carnivore Diet only allow themselves to eat meat and animal products, like eggs and dairy."

"Full-on carnivore. I woke up the next morning feeling more mentally clear, focused, wholesome, and healthy than I had felt in years."

:bana: Her inner Fido took a lick and said "Let's do this!" :roll:

However, the sudden "healthier" may reflect poor vegan choices/variety
... since still "healthier" years later will be the real test! :finger:

Also, 30 days of few carbs hints of ketosis (energy comes from fat). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:07 pm

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

"Merriam-Webster declares 'they' as its 2019 word of the year after adding a new definition
to reflect use of it as relating to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary"

"singular 'they' is a way for writers to avoid making assumptions about gender when it is not known."

Officer: "Who, in this lineup, stole your purse?"
Victim: (pointing) "They did it!"
Officer: "Who did it?!"
Victim: (pointing again) "They did it!"
Officer: "The man or the woman?!"
Victim: "How would I know?! ... but they did it!"

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:38 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... donor.html
"The change has made him a 'chimera', which means he has two sets of DNA." :o

:idea: Who can tell :?: :!:
Another transplant and he might become three people:
"Me, Myself, and I" ... with different DNA for each person.

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/e ... -empowered

"Watson spoke about her relationship status and made headlines when she labeled herself 'self-partnered.'"

:idea: "Self-partnered" is not the same as the chimera's "Me, Myself, and I" since each DNA sibling could be self-partnered. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:58 pm

Re: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10522729/ ... mosquitos/

:bana: Forget the anatomy books ...
recently "anaconda" - now "trouser toxin" :!:
(new terms learned in the media) :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:14 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/next-p ... -us-dollar

Gold-backed crypto currency is quite a step forward, but confidence that privacy and ownership
cannot be hacked - even by the government - is the real viability test of a crypto currency. :finger:

... not to mention that ALL crypto currencies are still risky investment pyramids. ;)

Bottom line: The current value of the crypto currency is gold-backed,
but wild 'n crazy market forces can "adjust" that current value. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:27 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/new- ... restaurant

"we designed Flip’d by IHOP to deliver on what folks told us they want and need from a trusted brand like IHOP
in a fast-casual setting, putting an emphasis on quality ingredients, speed, to-go and delivery."

:idea: Well ... it's what those dynamic, super-active folks want :!:
(quick 'n tasty bites before flippin' back to this modern era's rat races)

Rod ... :bike: ... (more cheese please!)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:56 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 402357002/

:idea: About Keto ... Not convinced it's a good diet long-term ...
and many weight loss plans have been successful for decades
... when the carb-gobblin' habit is stopped! :(

:idea: About Ax Throwing ... I needed this skill during the Spring ...
when I was up too high on ladder with a long pole ...
and a tree branch saw duct-taped to it. :roll:

:idea: About Hard Seltzer ...
I generally discard tap water that fizzes ...
and don't even buy soft seltzer (non-alcoholic fizzy water). ;)

:idea: About 2020 ...
"dollars spent this year" will mean choppy seas next year. :shock:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:22 pm

Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3800547/posts

:idea: A child with a good message but vulnerable to (pro and con) manipulation by those with agendas (as well as by the media). Her appeal should probably be to generations closer to her age who will come of age soon enough and can actually change the world for the better. ;)

Not to worry - the planet is durable enough and can wait a decade or so. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/thousan ... rnia-beach

"quite common along the West coast of North America, but they spend their whole lives
in U-shaped burrows under the sand, so few beachgoers are aware of their existence." :o

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urechis_unicinctus

"In Korea, they are eaten as food, often raw with salt and sesame oil or gochujang.
They are distributed in Korea, Japan, and the Pacific coast.
In Chinese cuisine, the worm is stir-fried with vegetables" :roll


:idea: I thought that God wanted food to look like its name ...
and this common name ain't food at most church pot lucks. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:17 pm

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/digital-dece ... line-scam/

"These numbers may seem high, but consider this: many respondents admitted they engage in risky online behaviors."

:scratch: ... the daily news suggests that the same occurs offline. :roll:

"If you’re looking for ways to protect your data, the most common ways listed by respondents to beef up online security were:
keeping passwords private (59%), using a third party to protect online data (55%), and never clicking phishing emails (53%).
Avoiding being too active on social media (51%) and using security software (49%)"

:scratch: ... if typical "protection" advice applies, just one risky interaction on the internet is sufficient compromise. ;)

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