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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:23 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/30/us/odd-c ... index.html

Hemingway the farm goose and Waffles the miniature horse are not only roommates at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They're inseparable. Their body language made it obvious that they're friends and that they better stay together"

:idea: Apparently, they might both qualify as emotional support animals for flights,
requiring three or four seats (for two adult humans). :o

:lol: Flight stewards are reminded not to say to nearby passengers on the same flight,
"Would you like waffles for breakfast? or a mini bucket of oats?"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:41 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... state.html

:idea: On second thought ...
the tourists might have been trying to flush a Queen out of the Balmoral bushes,
since she is so well-recognized worldwide ... and had a police escort :!:
But the Queen was not game for this game. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:54 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/most ... index.html

"Since then, other toes have been generously donated and used in the cocktail,
especially since several of its predecessors have been stolen and/or swallowed." :?

:roll Then there's the Dog Ball Highball ...
(Elephant's Highball requires a goblet). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:50 am

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

:bana: 38 and still delivering a package :!:

That UPS work must be great exercise ...
not to mention later contact possibilities. ;)

:o Forget expensive designer clothes, Drew.
UPS shorts are HOT ... apparently. :roll:
Or maybe it's the real beef truck.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:26 am

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/wal ... s-are-here

:idea: Seems to me ...
A robot that could direct you to what you're lookin' for would be a great feature!
... even if it can't stop its work and lead you to that shelf space. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:55 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/us/nasa- ... index.html

"The solar-powered Mars Helicopter will be safely stowed underneath the rover until it lands at the Jezero Crater, where scientists believe water once flowed. The craft will detach from the rover and explore Mars from the air while the rover collects samples on the ground, NASA said."

:idea: From the video ..
"The twin blades of the 4lb helicopter will rotate 10 times faster
than on earth to get necessary lift in the Martian air." 8)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:03 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worl ... index.html

"Viking execs aims to position the Norwegian brand as the 'thinking person's cruise,'
providing an alternative to mainstream cruises."

:idea: So ... the other cruises are for mindless playin' and eatin' ? :roll:

"guests can take in world-class guest lectures from experts, including 'everyone from authors and archaeologists
to former diplomats and news correspondents' There are also resident historians and TED Talk screenings."

You might need a river cruise next to transition back to land. ;)
What? Viking also does that?! :hithere

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:33 pm

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

:scratch: Who can tell :?: :!:
Your whatever might sell! ... if presented creatively. ;)

Try this: "Not for sale, but will exchange for cash." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:55 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09- ... -are-liars

"According to a new working paper by researchers at the Biological Data Science Institute at Australian National University,
'supercentenarians' - those over 110-years-old, have a habit of bullshipping about their age."

"every 10 alleged supercentenarians, 7 or 8 are actually younger according to the study.
Whether they're lying on purpose, lost track of their age, or even committing benefits fraud is unknown."

:idea: Seems to me ...
If you're over 90, you should be rewarded for anything that you can say about your age. ;)

:scratch: Say what :?: :!: How can you commit benefits fraud at 90+ :?:
- Say you're older to marry a young stud/chick who hopes for a quick inheritance?
- Reap commercial benefits from your special secret to really old age?
- Say you're younger to prove that you're still alive statistically?
- Tell fibs to see if anyone is really listening to you? :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:24 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/novak-djokovic-us-open

Novak Djokovic's left shoulder was aching, his chances were fading in the fourth round against Stan Wawrinka and, soon enough,
the U.S. Open's defending champion and No. 1 seed was out of the tournament, leaving to a chorus of boos. :o

"'The pain was constant for weeks now,' Djokovic said." :(

:idea: Well ... in sports, "No pain - No gain!" of more loyal fans ...
who were pained to spend money and not get their show ...
or not win their bet. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:32 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 168223001/

:idea: Faux meat may not be so vulnerable to E. Coli ...
unless it's handled/cooked along with contaminated meat.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:46 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sing ... index.html

"Anyone accessing the gate-side areas at Changi without intending to fly can be prosecuted under Singapore's Infrastructure Protection Act and fined up to S$20,000 (US$14,300) or imprisoned for up to two years. Thirty three people have been arrested under the legislation in the first eight months of 2019. Police said the 27-year-old bought a ticket purely to walk his wife to the gate, and had 'no intention to depart Singapore.'"

:idea: Thoughtful husband but very expensive goodbye. :roll:
"Sorry! You buy ticket - you leave Singapore! Bon Voyage!"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:52 pm

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

"Darren, who previously worked at Buckingham Palace and was one of 20 chefs,
also claimed the Queen eats bananas with a knife and fork to avoid 'looking like a monkey.'"

Don't fault the monkeys - it's the bananas that have the worse "lookin' like" reputation. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:49 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 196077001/

"A vegan woman sued her neighbors for barbecuing in their backyard: 'It's deliberate'" :o

:idea: However ... "A lower court threw out the case in February. 'What they are doing is living in their backyard and their home as a family,' said the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia ... The supreme court also rejected her claims in July, dismissing the case."

Interesting case - typical property noise (even smells) is an apparent right of home ownership ... in many countries :!:
She may need to negotiate Vegan/Quiet days to compromise ... or waft her own noise/smells occasionally. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 pm

:study: More about fast food nutrition ...

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/health/p ... index.html

"Eating a diet of French fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one teenage boy lose his sight,
according to a case study published in a medical journal."

"The researchers say that poor diet and reduced intake of minerals caused vision loss in this case, and warn
that nutritional optic neuropathy could become more common due to the consumption of junk food.
They also warned vegans to make sure to supplement for vitamin B12 to avoid deficiency." :o

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/health/p ... index.html

"If you enjoy the taste of these faux meat burgers, and part of your food philosophy includes vegetarianism
or eating to sustain the environment, then ... feel free to enjoy an Impossible Burger or Beyond Burger.
But if you are choosing to eat these burgers solely for their health value, you may want to reconsider." ;)

(Better) Bottom Line: Junk foods are OK for occasional treats, but not for daily diet. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:31 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/wild-ho ... -hurricane

"The majestic herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely ride out Hurricane Dorian's whipping winds and strong storm surge by huddling together with their 'butts to the wind' - a stabilizing trick that's worked well for more than five centuries."

"'The wild horses are better equipped to handle a hurricane than most of us humans living on the Outer Banks,' the Corolla Wild Horse Fund posted on its Facebook page. They go to high ground under the sturdy live oak trees to ride the storm out."

"Bare butts to the wind" is not known to help humans, but huddling together should maintain warmth.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:47 am

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

"For many couples cheating is the ultimate betrayal,
and it's the one deal breaker that can end a relationship in an instant."

:idea: Well, not in an instant if there are children to be shared in the divorce ...
and sometimes why divorce is not the solution despite the betrayal. :?

It's not a betrayal :?: It is as long the partner believes that.
Besides, cheating is usually more than the sex act. ;)

Speaking of "it's the one deal breaker that can end a relationship in an instant"
... sexual harassment claims soon hit all the sour notes: :(

Re: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local ... ab3aa22744

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:46 pm

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/0 ... n-orig.cnn

"A rooster called Maurice was put on trial in western France, in an unusual case that has come to symbolize
the divide between urban and rural communities." [rooster won the case] 8)

:idea: This reminds me of the elephants trumpeting in the morning ...
near my previous house in South Dallas (just a few miles from city center).
I finally realized that the freeway traffic was worse noise ... all day. :roll:

No, not neighbors' pets - the city zoo. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:18 pm

:duh Oh, the pressure of live TV ...

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/a ... trump-role

"Alec Baldwin said he despised playing the President on 'Saturday Night Live'."

:scratch: I looked but couldn't find who was forcing Baldwin to play the President -
maybe it was the money he was paid for the popular role. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:38 pm

:bana: Red rover, red rover, let rover come over.

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/survey-a-thi ... their-pet/

"It’s incredibly common for pet owners to fall head over heels for their companions,
but a new survey reveals that many actually favor their pets over their own children!'" :o

See also: http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/stre ... drover.htm

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:41 pm

Re: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -humans-c/

"A behavioral scientist from Sweden named Magnus Soderlund argued in a recent presentation that the way to combat climate change [CC],
save the planet and secure the earth for scores of upcoming generations is to — get this — eat people." :shock:

:idea: Well ... maybe the world would benefit by eating the CC naysayers ...
but not if average humans are the meat source, considering chemicals/pollutants,
poor food choices, medicines, and things smoked that they breathe or consume. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:55 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/par ... 231598001/

"Mangayamma Yaramati opted for in vitro fertilization after years of being unable to conceive, reported the Times of India.
She gave birth via cesarean section, and is currently in intensive care 'to come out of the stress of giving birth"'

:idea: Well ... giving birth to your future caretaker is interesting planning ...
if you can avoid needing caretaking until the child becomes an older teen. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:06 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/fore ... index.html

:idea: That's the ticket! Go to a stadium to watch the trees grow. 8)

:scratch: "What's the score?" Dunno! The balls always get lost. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:06 pm

Re: https://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-fi ... ney-summit

"the most important thing is the relationship and that you’re in it together"
(even knee deep ... when spending gets out of control). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:14 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-he ... illionaire

"NASA is eyeing up a nearby asteroid that contains enough gold to make everyone on Earth a billionaire." :o

:idea: Well ... probably not since gold is not money (has to be sold to convert to money) ...
and where would all this money come from?! The nations' banks' printing presses? :roll:
Besides, that much gold would seriously diffuse its current price! :(

:hithere With so much gold owned by countries, states, businesses, and individuals now
its price would collapse if all that gold suddenly went to the precious metals market. ;)
Analyses are hinting that long-term storage of food is becoming a good investment.

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