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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Re: https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2019/08/27 ... ss-street/

"A man’s pickup truck was stolen while he was busy stealing items from a business across the street"

"The suspect, riding by on a 10-speed bicycle, saw the keys had been left in the seat,
threw his bike in the bed of the truck and fled" :shock:

:idea: Entertaining, but ...
how can keys be seen on a seat when riding by on a 10-speed ... and the truck is in a parking space?
... unless the "riding by" was really "stopping to look for keys left in a vehicle." ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:28 pm

Re: https://www.infowars.com/
seattle-cant-clean-human-rubbish-off-sidewalks-because-dem-councilman-says-hoses-are-racist/
(combine URL and change "rubbish" to "krap" with a 'c' ) :roll:

"(Councilman) Gossett pushed back against the idea of power-washing the sidewalks,
saying it brought back images of hoses being used against civil-rights activists."

:idea: This article hinted that a garden hose (or how it was used) might be racist ... :o
and I wanted to avoid that. Now I understand that power-washing my sidewalk
would be the only possibility ... therefore, most unlikely! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:55 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/tv-host-black-anchor-gorilla

"The initially lighthearted segment quickly turned viral after Housden said to her co-host,
Jason Hackett, who is black, that Fin 'kind of looks like you when you take a picture.'"

His first thought was probably: "Kind of sounds like a dumb blonde verbal twerk!" :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:02 pm

Re: https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/ ... er-pooping

"To dry your skin, you can let it air dry or lightly pat it dry with a sheet of toilet paper."

:idea: No, letting it all hang out for a while is not (yet) socially acceptable ...
and even suggests a form of communication (not socially acceptable). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:14 pm

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

"The rhino is seen as 'a very valuable animal' and had been given to the park for breeding purposes."

:idea: Maybe the car's color pattern is suggestive, causing a rhino mating ritual ...
or he was just warmin' up for later "purposes". :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:14 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/pennsylvania ... ture-crime

"Pennsylvania man's 'gunlike hand gesture' toward neighbor was a crime, court rules"

"Kirchner was issued a citation for disorderly conduct following the incident. He said in district court
he made the 'gunlike' gesture after his neighbor gave him 'the finger with both hands.'"

:scratch: Must be poker hands ...
a one finger gesture with each hand beats a two-finger gesture with one hand ...
when decided by a court. And a one-finger gesture is not "disorderly conduct". :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:45 pm

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

"Preference for same-sex relationships is determined by both environmental and assorted genetic factors, a large-scale study has confirmed."

"The factors are so complex that is impossible to predict from a person's DNA whether they are attracted to members of the same-sex or not. "

"our genetic insights are rudimentary ... there is a long history of misusing genetic results for social purposes" ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:14 am

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

"Audio was recently uncovered of a skit in which Kaye's then-fiance, Ben LaRavis,
can be heard describing her as having 'black paint all over her face'."

... and then the search began for the evidence that would require her
to apologize for that indiscretion 52 years ago at age 22. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:27 am

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/app ... n-sept-10/

"Apple on Wednesday apologized to its users for employing third-party contractors to listen to audio recordings picked up
by its Siri voice assistant, including when the voice assistant program was accidentally triggered by muffled background noise."

:idea: Must not have been such passionate sex ...
if the sweet-nothings were "muffled background noise." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:08 am

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06- ... der-age-10

"It works the same way with social security programs: there needs to be a minimum number of workers paying into the system for each retiree receiving benefits. This is known as the ‘worker-to-retiree ratio’. And that minimum number is usually between 2.8 and 3.2, meaning it takes approximately three workers kicking in a portion of their paychecks to pay the benefits for each retiree."

"Japan’s biggest diaper maker has been selling more adult diapers than baby diapers since 2011."

:idea: Maybe the babies are just bigger these days ...
or adult workers wear diapers when they can't take bathroom breaks. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:26 am

:study: More about "Faux Meat Faux Ever" ...

Re: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/j ... ubstitutes

"He directed me to a Harvard study from 2016 which suggested that people who ate more plant protein and less animal protein had lower overall risk of death, but the plant protein in the study was mostly beans, pulses and nuts rather than Quorn “bacon” strips. Then again, maybe the consumers of fake meats do not expect them to be particularly healthy" :roll:

"Rosborough points out that meat-free burgers contain on average even more salt than meat burgers: 0.89g per serving as against 0.75g. Rosborough also notes that when switching to these products you also need to consider what nutrients might then be missing from your diet, such as iron and B vitamins." ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:39 pm

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

"Great white sharks have ABANDONED their favourite hunting ground off the coast of South Africa
after being hunted by invading orcas who feast on their livers"

:o Orcas have culinary preference for a small organ (relative to body size)! :roll:

And note the accidental humor in the slide ("Life's a pan") :lol:

"Orca - Lifesapan: 103 years
"Great White Shark - Lifesapan: 70 years"

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:17 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/30/india/ca ... index.html

"Cadbury fails to solve racism with multicolored chocolate bar"

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: that a candy bar had potential to solve racism. :o

Maybe the critics wanted better distribution of the pieces ...
with more accurate proportions (racial distribution). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:51 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/c ... diet-movie

"Chris Pratt has revealed that he has lost almost 14 lbs. by 'drinking water and weeing three times before 10am' "

:scratch: That's it :?: :!: "Wee, wee, wee, all the way (at) home." :o

Well ... "The actor further opened up to Men's Health, revealing that he lost 35lb in six weeks by running
'five or six miles a day, eating leafy green salads and protein shakes and cutting out all alcohol' ".

(Better) Bottom line: Cut back on carbs, eat nutritious food, exercise, and stay well-hydrated. ;)

Rod (diabetics already cut carbs and wee, wee, wee ...
going back to bed each time) :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:25 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 139644001/

"between 2004 and 2014 ... the U.S. discarded about 17.9% of the kidneys it recovered, while France discarded about 9.1% of the kidneys
it recovered. In all, the U.S. threw away almost 28,000 donated kidneys in that 10-year period."

:idea: Presumably, these are donated kidneys that were "recovered" from the recently deceased ...
and not from living donors (who would have preferred to keep their kidney regardless of its quality). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:55 pm

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

:idea: This decision might be very reasonable in the new Chinese social credit system
since "alleged pedophile" and "member of Ku Klux Klan" would reduce grandpa's social credits,
disallowing even a relative's kidney donation. ;) However, kidneys seem to be more available
in China with government-authorized harvesting ... according to alternative media. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:13 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/90-year-ol ... h-birthday

"'I am embarrassed to say, she [his wife] has never used an ATM,' Wetzel conceded. 'At the time, Eleanor was busy being a mother
and she was scared she would put her card in the machine and she would never get it back.'"

"Even though time goes on, spending money will continue to become easier and the speed of transactions will increase;
there will always be those that prefer to continue transactions via cash." :finger:

:idea: And they will still prefer cash long after it fades away in the new digital economies. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:23 pm

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

"Traveling with 'emotional support animals' has exploded in popularity in recent years,
with ducks and kangaroos accompanying owners on flights"

:idea: It's best to check before boarding in case your seat mate's support animal
might need extra room, or prefer whatever you eat (or your support animal). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:32 am

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

"For more than a decade scientists have been trying to replace fillings by making tooth enamel regrow, by providing it with extra calcium phosphate. The problem was that the new enamel did not have the right 'fish-scale' structure and consequently was too soft. But now scientists have used extra tiny clusters of calcium phosphate which organise into hard enamel within hours."

:idea: The repaired tooth surface only looks like 'fish scale' ...
it doesn't make you a land-based Oral Orca. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:47 am

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/foo ... 002292001/

"'Suddenly (putting mushrooms in drinks is) becoming really trendy, although it's really ancient for wellness,' says Kaskowitz,
who pours us lion’s mane and chaga mushroom coffees beneath a shelf filled with elephant ear-shaped ’shrooms."

:idea: However, modern mushroom "powder" may not be so "ancient for wellness"
... but might improve the nutrition of faux meats. Then again, these prices
plus faux burger prices might not be so trendy. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:24 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/past-se ... -years-old

"A group of scientists studying evidence preserved in cave formations have found that global sea levels
were as much as 52 feet higher more than 3 million years ago than they are today."

:idea: But way back then, there was no internet to share worry about global waming.
... in fact, way back then, there were no people to worry about global warming. ;)
And no people to cause global warming; maybe dinosaur gas (methane). :roll:

Of course, continents rise and fall during those 3 million years. :lol:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:59 pm

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

:bana: Those are good tips! ...

I knew about tapping on the neck of a ketchup bottle,
but worried that it wouldn't work if the '57' were missing. :roll:

Some letters on my keyboard wear much faster than others,
but (apparently) I don't 'F' and 'J' so much when typing. :oops:

I wondered how to shift gas tank arrow to next gauge (like oil level)
... similar to < > arrows on cell phones and computer screens. :?

:scratch: What are "jeans"? I recall similar blue pants many decades ago,
but quit wearing them because they were hot in summer and cold in winter.
They wore well for tough physical work (unnecessary in my IT career). ;)

Large channel-lock pliers also increase the torque on a screwdriver,
but if sandpaper doesn't improve grip more torque may ruin screw head. :(

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:34 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... r-men.html

"Women remember specifics like 'who said what' and 'where missing objects are' better than men" :o

:idea: Having a mistress and wife is double trouble for men who talk too much.
But having a husband and boyfriend may be less troublesome for women ...
until the angry husband is finally enlightened. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:34 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/cost ... eese-wheel

"Costco has made the math easy by detailing that each pound comes out to $12.50."

Who can tell :?: :!: With proper storage, this might be a good investment, like aged wine
... or a great paper weight for your hidden pile of currency. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:06 pm

Re: https://news.sky.com/story/robot-pole-d ... b-11799391

"However, robots are rarely thought of as pole dancers in nightclubs - but that is exactly what is happening in Nantes. Two robot dancers, wearing high heels and topped with a CCTV camera for a head, will debut at the SC-Club in the French city to celebrate its fifth anniversary next week."

Caution: Lap dancing robots are frisky, risky, and risqué. :roll:

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