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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:37 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/business ... index.html

"Stripe is paying employees $20,000 if they leave big cities — but they'll also get a (10%) pay cut."

:idea: What a deal! ...
if the cost of living is less in the smaller cities (and smaller only means "not so big"). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:43 am

Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN26805F

"A bakery studio in Hong Kong is aiming to bounce back from its COVID-19 slump with 'illusion cakes'
that appear to be everyday objects until you take a slice." :o

:lol: That gourmet-wannabe cakes command these prices hints that sensible consumerism
is an illusion ... when "money is no object." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:25 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/dentist-who- ... -in-prison

"Lookhart was sentenced Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges that stemmed from his scooting antics
to Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s teeth without their permission" :o

:idea: Actually, a hoverboard is a stable riding platform, especially when hardly moving;
it might be useful in moving from room to room but not so much when operating. ;)

Online sharing of controversial professional practice may be his greater error,
but the other charges hint that hoverboarding is his preferred profession. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:15 pm

Re: https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/09/1 ... e-message/

:idea: Maybe 10-15% decline in ratings is the just cost and new normal for the NFL's focus on social justice,
but those percentage points mean BIG dollar losses in fan support! :shock:

Not to worry :!:
Fans who still have money for sports entertainment will find ways to spend it. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:29 pm

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

"Petur Georg Markan, media representative for the Church of Iceland, said that is positive for Jesus Christ to appear in different forms
and that the church celebrates diversity." 8)

:idea: Somehow, so much diversity in one person can only be symbolic ... and more characteristic of God than Jesus :roll:
who was, by all known facts and great majority of historical conjecture, a traditional male! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:37 am

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

"People are craving comfortable, convenient meals to enjoy while spending more time at home"

"CinnaBiscuit Chicken Sandwich comes with fried chicken, cinnamon chip biscuits, and cinnamon sauce"

:cheers: Been there! Done that! ... with similar food over the decades,
but finally decided that doctors have enough patients. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 pm

Re: https://nypost.com/2020/09/17/gospel-of ... -movement/

"Gospel of ayahuasca: Hallucinogenic inspires legal religious movement"

"A 'church' in Winnipeg, Manitoba — the Centre for Universal Illumination Luz Divina — is the latest to be granted such status in a trend
of new-age organizations that use hallucinatory daime tea, also known as ayahuasca, for the purpose of spiritual ceremony"

:idea: However, nutrition-minded souls might first see a caldron of tasty greens rather than ingredients for hallucinatory tea ...
especially since physical nutrition is oft more detectable (and longer lasting) than such "spiritual" nutrition". :roll:

See also: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articl ... asca#risks

:!: Caution: For good nutrition, consume greens known to be edible -
not "leaves of Psychotria viridis plant and stalks of Banisteriopsis caapi vine"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:45 pm

:bana: From today's email (who knew?!) ...

"The company that everyone is now using is ZOOM, which is a Chinese fully owned and operated company,
and it has been wildly talked about that it is a big security risk as everything and everybody ...
we are talking about tens of millions of people worldwide, being recorded as we all use ZOOM." :o

:idea: What's your name in Chinese? Mine is "Ho", given by a Chinese teacher decades ago.
(today, it might be considered "Information Ho" ; - )

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_Video_Communications
"Eric Yuan, a former Cisco engineer and executive, founded Zoom in 2011"
"A portion of Zoom's workforce is based in China" :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:55 am

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

"it cannot be ignored that many diseases, including cancer, are caused or contributed to by daily lifestyle choices made over several years and cannot simply be put down to genes or bad luck. Our susceptibility to disease is inherited from our parents, but numerous factors in the lives we choose to lead can damage our cells — including chemicals in the food and drink we consume and toxins such as pesticides and air pollutants." :(

"Or there’s the 65-year-old man who came to see me about 12 years ago after being referred with advanced prostate cancer. He’d undergone treatment five years earlier but the cancer had returned and by the time he saw me, he’d exhausted all medical avenues. The cancer was now resistant to treatment. Then aged 65, he had a life expectancy of three to six months – and the only option was to monitor his progress. His wife, however, had other ideas. Having read about the power of broccoli and a diet rich in phytochemicals, she fed him a bowl of broccoli and onion soup every day." :o

"To everyone’s joy and amazement, his tumour shrank consistently over the months and years that followed to the point at which it eventually disappeared. Now, sadly, his cancer has returned again — but he’s had ten years free from the disease with a very good quality of life and is currently managing well." 8)

:idea: Tip: Simplest broccoli/onion dish: In a medium bowl, arrange rinsed broccoli pieces and top with chopped sweet onion.
Cover and microwave until al dente (about 4 min.). Drizzle on olive oil, sprinkle on garlic granules, then S&P if desired.
To upscale, next top with canned black beans and heat in the microwave 1 min. :roll

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:26 pm

Re: https://futurism.com/the-byte/tesla-dri ... ver-asleep

"Canadian cops say they pulled over a Tesla that was traveling at 93 miles per hour —
while the driver was completely asleep, with the seat pulled down like a bed." :o

:scratch: Sleeping while driving doesn't seem much benefit to modern society!
This might work when an AI robot also helps monitor the Tesla's automation. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:47 pm

Re: https://www.asiatimesfinancial.com/ccp- ... ate-sector

"President issues 'important instructions' to all regions to boost party control over private enterprise and rejuvenate the nation;
all firms will need employees from the party to boost law abidance and moral standards"

:idea: In China, the party is now the exemplary morality ... apparently.
(helps explain why churches are being marginalized) :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:59 am

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

"Gucci unveils £600 jeans with fake GRASS STAINS on the knees as part of its 'grungy' new collection"

:idea: Few people know that the $870 trainers (footwear having the illusion of being old)
can be wrapped over the toe with duct tape to upscale the grungy look. 8)

Tip1: Just wrap one shoe because two wrapped infers "faux grungy".
Tip2: Gucci brand duct tape is a private purchase ... apparently. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:52 pm

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

"America is facing 'time-bomb' explosion of millions of 'super pigs' that can reproduce at just three months old,
grow up to 400lbs and destroy thousands of square miles of farms and livestock" :shock:

Re: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/nu ... eral_hogs/

"meat from feral hogs is extremely tasty and much leaner than penraised pork" :o

OMG! China needs a better supply of pork! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:59 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

"iceberg FLIPS upside down to hurl explorers into freezing Arctic waters" :o

:scratch: Ever climb a small iceberg? It's a big ice cube floating in water. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:10 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/23/business ... index.html

"Mars will change the name of its Uncle Ben's rice products to Ben's Original and drop the logo depicting a Chicago head waiter"

:idea: Impressive tap dancing to distance a nutritionally-mediocre (IMO) white rice from recently perceived racism.
However, "Ben's Pre-Original" could be its nutritionally superior brown rice ... if not pre-cooked! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:04 pm

:bana: Today's word study (re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/23/entertai ... index.html ) ...

Apparently, "bisexual" still refers to the sexual relations of a man or a woman with a heterosexual man or woman ...
but not with any other identity except "homosexual". If "bifurcate" is a related word, then a "bisexual" is multi-forked: :roll:

Re: https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/bifurcate
"early 17th century from medieval Latin bifurcat- 'divided into two forks' "

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:43 pm

:hithere About the long-popular candy, called "licorice" ...

Re: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/too-m ... r-BB19mklv

"Eating as little as 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause a heart rhythm problem, especially for folks over 40"

"The problem is glycyrrhizic acid, found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing licorice root extract.
It can cause dangerously low potassium and imbalances in other minerals called electrolytes." :(

:roll: Strangely, this article seems to inspire another taste after years of avoiding it. :o
However, this information well advises occasional "taste" - not daily servings. ;)
Of course, a "bag and a half" sounds like a wild animal's feast! :shock:

See also: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/li ... de-effects

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:39 pm

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

"Paid workers were tasked with cleaning the rubber contraceptives before reshaping them with wooden dildos.
The condoms were then repackaged before being resold to the public" :shock:

:idea: Cloth diaper washing experience would probably be listed on a future employee's resume ...
or "recent college graduate tryin' to avoid Uber and burger flippin' ". ;)

:bounce: "Have own dildo" might be a resume plus! :roll:

:scratch: Best guess about "reshaping" ...
unrolling then re-rolling (after cleaning and drying). :compress:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:47 pm

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

"New York CANCELS New Year's Eve:
World famous Times Square bash is canned for first time in 114 years amid COVID-19 fears -
with celebrations replaced by 'virtual event' on app" :o

:bana: Actually, for the great majority of Americans (and much of the world), the Times Square Bash was always virtual (seen on TV).
In fact, few viewers would probably notice if old video was replayed with only minor adaptations where necessary. :roll:

Seriously :!: The world would appreciate a bit of nostalgia from a less stressful time of celebration!
Even add another hour of viewing (plus appropriate advertising) ;) to blend/contrast 2019/2020 -
not a documentary of the year but entertainment focus on the two celebrations. 8)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:25 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... drone.html

"Amazon's Ring unveils a bizarre home surveillance drone that patrols your house when you're not there"

8) Cool! After greater miniaturization, the "fly on the wall" will really exist!
(better get the electronic bug spray in case the fly is not yours) ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:45 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 525179001/

"Three railroad workers suspended after 'man cave' found under New York's Grand Central Terminal"

:idea: Actually, many more 'person caves' might exist now with so many people "working" at home. A flat screen TV, sofa, exercise equipment, small refrigerator, or whatever could be located in your temporary office space. And bathrooms are sometimes considered 'person caves' when others have to wait so long to use this office. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:42 pm

:study: Re: https://townhall.com/columnists/dugganf ... e-n2576862

"Wind Turbines Generate Mountains of Waste" :o

:idea: Good discussion about the hidden costs of this "renewable energy".

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:02 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 530515001/

"when the pandemic hit - and vehicle traffic and noise slowed down - researchers found that noise levels in San Francisco and other urban parts of the Bay Area drastically reduced by nearly 50 percent. The shutdown, they write, effectively reversed 'more than a half-century rise in noise pollution.' "

"The birdsongs, as a result, began singing more quietly, hitting lower notes and improving their vocal performance. Elizabeth Derryberry, a behavioral ecologist at the University of Tennessee, told AFP that the birds 'sounded better, they sounded sexier' to mates." 8)

:scratch: Apparently, "sexier" is determined by what happened after the vocal performances. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:15 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ron ... -live-show

"Message from Ron Paul: 'I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern.' "

:idea: Seems to be a good example of a mini stroke,
suggesting a call for medical help if you observe this reaction in someone. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:21 pm

Re: https://news.yahoo.com/landmine-detecti ... 36750.html

"The rodent has won the animal equivalent of Britain's highest civilian honour for bravery
because of his uncanny knack of sniffing out landmines and unexploded ordnance." 8)

:idea: OMG! Pet rats can be justified! ...
but an automated drone might be more accurate!
(keep fans higher than detection device) ;)

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