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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:54 pm

Re: https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/phyla/deuterostomia.html

"In the Deuterostomia, the reverse is true;
the pocket edge develops into the anus, and the mouth is formed later." :o

:idea: However, social media may not confirm that the mouth, "formed later",
is still the preferred communication orifice in civil discourse. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:00 am

Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXLCgBDmuLM
"Dallas police looking for aggressive drivers after 6 road rage shootings"

EGAD! When Concealed Carry is legal (in September), there will be more Enraged Gunslinging Aggressive Drivers!

:idea: At least, transmit a photo to help capture the reason you went to the ICU. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:26 am

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

"psychiatrist condemned for saying she fantasized about shooting white people during Yale panel
brands them 'lying psychopaths' who stole vegetarianism and yoga" :roll:

:idea: Helps to explain why psychiatrists are patients of psychiatrists
(for their mutual training). ;)

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_vegetarianism

"The earliest records of vegetarianism as a concept and practice
amongst a significant number of people are from ancient India"

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:16 am

Re: https://www.newsweek.com/forced-procrea ... on-1598389
"Beijing could ... take the next step and outright force couples to have children."

"women's bodies in China are considered 'instruments of the state.' "

"Chinese officials have monitored women's cycles to keep births down,
so it's not hard to imagine they would now use their capabilities to increase births."

:idea: Apparently, the government is keeping good records and other evidence
of all that documents a woman's cooperation with required birthing. :roll:

Of course, there is never a shortage of males* willing to promote pregnancy,
but there's reluctance of parents to accept the cost of another child.

* A weekly Nailing Quota could be their documentation. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:37 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/s ... -old-glory
"Singer argues US needs a 'new flag' to replace 'tattered, dated, divisive' Old Glory"

:idea: The New Jersey school district's decision to replace holiday names in the school calendar
with "Day Off" hints that flags could also be replaced with plain material (or just a flag pole).
(a pole for a flag is still a "flag pole" as a roll of paper for toilet use is still "toilet paper") :roll:

:hithere Interestingly, all symbols, statues, etc., replaced by Wokism
would now qualify for the new collection known as Wokabilia. 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:20 am

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/red-green-an ... 27227.html

"Red-colored foods are the most prominent fixture on menus for Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, according to culinary historian
and writer Michael Twitty. Because slaves had become accustomed to food without color, red food sparked a feeling of excitement."

:idea: A Juneteeth motif (all about celebratory food) would be good allure to encourage participation of all races. 8)
(Diabetes caution: Hard-working slaves needed these carb- and calorie-intense recipes) ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:54 pm

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

"Crypto expert and Coinbase co-founder says the NFT bubble WILL burst,
with 90 percent of Non-Fungible Tokens becoming worthless over the next 5 years" :o

:idea: So crazy is this "non-fungible token" mania that a baby's first beep-beep
(depicted by a photo of its reaction) can become a priceless NFT,
aka "worthless" according to this co-founder's opinion. :roll:

:lol: In this case, automatically substituted "beep-beep"
is funnier because other first events qualify. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:54 pm

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

"Navy fires thousands of pounds of explosives at USS Gerald R. Ford
... to test the carrier's ability to 'take a hit' in battle" :o

"to simulate how it would perform ... where explosives strike close by"

:duh But this ignores that the enemy's next shot may be even closer
... if the return fire only strikes close by to the enemy. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:59 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/u-o ... ir-careers

"the best thing young people can do early in their careers ... because your early career prospects will be unstable,
unpredictable, low pay, likely contract work and very much exploitative" :roll:

:idea: Actually, these adjectives describe SexWork for the average "laborer" and highlight the subtle clue that
this kind of sex is indeed "work". Incidentally, it's a bit counter-productive to insist on pay by the hour. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:06 pm

Re: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/06/ ... -building/

"Canon has invented a new way to boost workplace morale — installing AI cameras
in its offices that force workers to smile to enter the building." :roll:

:idea: But a well-delivered joke can also encourage a smile - even laughter,
such as "Today, your boss might be the one that bends over backward." :lol:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:04 am

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/maj ... -to-coast/
"The great (U.S.) experiment of 'defunding the police' turned out to be a complete and utter disaster." :o

:idea: Maybe the Texas experiment this September (legalizes concealed guns)
will help defunding (criminals and law-abiding gunslingers can settle
conflicts without so many police). But to bystanders, who's who? :?

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/gun-battle-d ... 16033.html
"Gun battle at Dallas strip mall leaves 8 injured, including 2 kids" :(

:idea: "Injured" is a positive sign that these shooters cannot aim well
and Texas' "Concealed Carry" will not require gun training. :roll:

Re: (today's news headline) ...
"Chicago 'Urban Youths' Mistake Puerto Rico Flag for Confederate flag"

:idea: A shooter's aim gets better when they're close by ...
but this shooting was still juvenile and not defensive. :shock:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:32 am

Re: https://pjmedia.com/columns/kevindowney ... o-n1455761

"Black people owned black people in all 13 original colonies and in every state that allowed slavery. Frequently, freed black people would go on to own more slaves than their white neighbors. In 1830, nearly a fourth of the free black slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves, and several owned more than 30, far surpassing their white slave-owning neighbors." :o

:idea: A strange positive from this history is that reparations would need to downsize a bit
lest some descendants of slaves be billed for the cost of their own reparations. :roll:

However, the complexity of this history suggests that guilt for the past
will never be fairly determined. Creating more equality between the "haves"
and "have nots" is the more promising resolution. :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:08 pm

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

"homeowner who heavily fortified his mailbox with metal and concrete after it was repeatedly vandalized
is being sued by a driver who was left paralyzed after he crashed his truck into it" :o

:idea: Intriguing lawsuit, perhaps without merit especially if local law permitted a "fortified" mailbox
(i.e., law that did not require a mailbox to yield on impact with a vehicle). Also, the vehicle sliding
on "black ice" (not drving by) seems another valid point for the defense. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:32 am

Re: https://www.the-sun.com/news/3132240/se ... parations/

"Black trans and queer peoples are among the most marginalized and persecuted ...
within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual two spirit+ community."

"All are free to attend HOWEVER ... white allies and accomplices
... will be charged a $10 to $50 reparations fee"

:idea: A good lesson in wordcraft! This "free" means "permitted"
... but the cost for some people will be $10 to $50. :roll:

HOWEVER this marketing message actually shouts
"Please don't attend!" ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:48 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... finds.html
"More than one million American adults identify as nonbinary"

:idea: Interestingly, "nonbinary" is an identity oxymoron ...
in this modern world of computer supported internet and phones
... often used by "nonbinary" people. :roll:

(from Wikipedia) "Binary code, digital representation of text and data;
Bit, or binary digit, the basic unit of information in computers"

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:59 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/woman-s ... 51337.html
"Woman’s sandwich ‘hack’ divides TikTok" :o

"In this case, user @han".. came up with a 'hack that got her some food without asking.'
She tested it out on her significant other ... 'What he doesn’t know won’t kill him.' " :roll:

:idea: Considering some fast food, "What he doesn’t eat won’t kill him."
would be another good caption. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:57 pm

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

"End of the airmen in the cockpit! FAA group recommends using gender-neutral terms
like 'aviator' and 'flight deck' to make the aviation industry more inclusive" :o

"offered alternative gender-neutral phrases to replace the current FAA terms, including 'flight deck'
instead of 'cockpit', 'aircrew' to replace 'airman' and 'traditional aviation' rather than 'manned aviation'."

:finger: Hopefully, the word choice pendulum will soon swing to a less woke position,
permitting some words to remain, words that need to reference evolutional biology
... lest all the world's beep-beeps 'n quivers be marginalized toward extinction.
After all, "womb" will long remain preferable to "birthing chamber". :roll:

:idea: See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockpit

"The word 'cockpit' seems to have been used as a nautical term in the 17th century, without reference to beep-beep fighting. It referred to an area in the rear of a ship where the cockswain's station was located, the cockswain being the pilot of a smaller 'boat' that could be dispatched from the ship to board another ship or to bring people ashore. The word 'cockswain' in turn derives from the old English terms for 'boat-servant' ('coque' is the French word for 'shell'; and 'swain' was old English for 'boy' or 'servant').

:duh Even this 'beep-beep' substitution for the modern version of 'coque" is good example
of this misplaced editing since the original word does not refer to the offensive meaning,
but the substitution shouts that it does! :lol:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:14 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -four.html
"experts knew the 12-story building was sinking last YEAR" :o

:idea: Video of this bulding collapsing in two sections (one seconds after the other) is eerily similar to the 911 towers,
especially considering that both the towers and this condo were in documented need of serious improvements!
Perhaps, replacement was preferred over improvements, with "technical nurturing" to make this happen? :roll:

OMG :!: Who would want to remain in the condo section still standing
if these can collapse so easily when affected by non-violent nature :?:

:study: See also: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57609620
"reclaimed wetlands, had been sinking at a rate of two millimetres per year
for the last three decades." (= 60mm = 2.36 inches)

:study: See also: http://www.channelingreality.com/septem ... center.htm
"The buildings were loaded with asbestos ... asbestos was going to have to be removed.
The Port Authority was already under attack with asbestos lawsuits and they were losing."

:idea: Apparently, the planes' impact on the 911 towers will be the
official explanation for the type of structural failure of the condo:
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/us/panca ... index.html

"fall of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in the 9/11 attacks is likely the most notable,
dramatic example. When the hijacked planes struck the side of the towers, they damaged
the towers' vertical bearing capacity, which eventually sent the top floors careening down"


:study: Re: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/sur ... y/2481538/
"Surfside Mayor Considering Evacuation of Champlain Towers North"

:idea: If this tower is determined to be at risk, its probable forced demolition is likely to cause a similar collapse
to minimize spread of debris. However, considering that U.S. buildings almost never collapse unless demolished
or subjected to a serious earthquake, such collapse due to environmental damage seems very unusual :!:

:scratch: And having spent several days trying to break up a 3" thick, minimally (rusted) steel-reinforced section
of sidewalk with serious sledgehammer blows, the quantity of pulverized concrete at the condo site is puzzling.
To insist that natural forces toppled these towers "on reclaimed land" hints that nearby condos are at risk. :o

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/miami- ... index.html

(Charles Burkett, Mayor of Miami Beach) "It's hard to imagine how this could happen.
I've lived in Miami Beach - I was born here. And buildings don't just fall down." :roll:

:idea: Even more intriguing is the collapse of the second condo tower (bottom floors
collapse in sequence toward the top). What are those forces? "Reverse pancake"?
This hints that many of the foundation support piers just disintegrated. :?

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ivors.html
"Miami condo tower collapse ... crumbled from bottom up in 'domino effect collapse' "

:idea: Hopefully, disinformation because "crumble up" not only suggests poor quality materials
and construction, but also hints that other residential buildings are equally vulnerable. :o
Investigation should be productive if all debris remains available for analysis. ;)

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/us/surfs ... index.html
"Condo owners in the South Florida tower that collapsed last week were facing assessments
for millions of dollars worth of repairs -- payments set to begin a week after building's deadly fall."


:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 824928002/

"It was the middle of the night in Surfside, Florida, but Margarita Champin had heard a noise that had shaken her – like an explosion.
The power was out, but from what she could see – dust, debris, drywall – she understood this was more than a fire."

:idea: An explosion BEFORE the building collapsed (with typical debris) is puzzling.
"Water pouring into the garage" hints that a pool wall was related to the noise. :?

Another report about this loud noise, THEN gushing water, THEN condo collapse ...

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/miami-condo- ... ter-garage

"Adrianna Sarmiento told the station she and her husband were swimming in the pool at the nearby Bluegreen Vacations Solara Surfside Resort while on vacation when they heard a loud noise coming from the doomed building. When they went to investigate they saw the gushing water and began shooting the video on their mobile phone — with the timestamp showing the time to be 1:18 a.m."

"Authorities said the building collapsed around 1:25 a.m."


:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 851388002/
"Demolition of remaining Florida condo structure expected within 36 hours" :o

:idea: The collapse due to demolition will be interesting to compare to previous collapse due to natural erosion(?)
and might provide clues about the first collapse. However, debris from the next collapse might contaminate
debris from the first, rendering first cause(s) impossible to determine. :roll:


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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:11 pm

Re: https://www.vice.com/en/article/88nmvz/ ... logy-lying
"Bullshitting Is Actually a Sign of Intelligence" :o
(and of progressive swear words editing)

:bana: ... whereas Bearsitting is what happens in the woods
(and Ferdinand just sat in the ring).

See also: https://www.prindleinstitute.org/books/ ... ferdinand/
"raises questions about conformity, the ethical treatment of animals,
and the value of peace vs. aggression." 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:24 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/sport/gw ... index.html
"Berry turns away from flag on US Olympic trials podium"

:idea: Interesting predicament for an activist. Athletes, by their participation, represent a nation
when they compete, a nation that is a member of the Olympic organization. They have no
opportunity to compete as unaffilated athletes, but they could change their citizenship ...
or limit their protest to national competition - not world competition. :roll:

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/o ... 373212001/

"USOPC policy puts the body directly at odds with the International Olympic Committee, which said
it will uphold its longstanding ban on demonstrations for political, religious or racial purposes —
otherwise known as Rule 50 of the Olympic charter."

:idea: Since the Olympics were meant to be free of political, religious or racial protests,
an athlete who participates with the intent to protest is not an "Olympic" athlete.
For some countries, such public protest terminates that athlete's career. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:23 pm

Re: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... et-control
"New weight-loss tool prevents mouth from opening more than 2mm"

:idea: The owner of a mouth that needs such control
is not likely to control liquid calories into the 2mm. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:22 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/ex-bella ... ng-out-man
"Ex-Bellator fighter Joe Schilling seen knocking out man"

"As you can see from this video when he flexed on me I was scared for my life
and simply defending myself against the evil in this world."

:idea: Perhaps, a professional fighter can be "scared for my life"
when another man seems ready to punch him ...
and might explain why he's an ex-fighter. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:43 pm

Re: https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/tech/ ... -realdoll/
"I-GRANDPA World’s first ELDERLY sex robot with ‘wrinkles and silver hair’ "

"... will be unlikely to come with a bionic penis." :roll:

Notes: This Grandpa might be advertised as "ED".
Customers must be over 50 to order these models. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:12 am

Re: https://sputniknews.com/asia/2021070110 ... --reports/
"China has begun constructing over 100 new ballistic missile silos near the city of Yumen"

:idea: There can be no doubt that China intends to dominate the world
... and soon (with significant military force where necessary). :o
China probably assumes that its distance from other countries
(and size/population of its country) will protect it from retaliation.

:scratch: Best guess: Learn Chinese now if you want to be a part
of this rapidly approaching New World Order. ;)
Tip: Got religion? Plan to lose it!

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:00 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/somn ... index.html
"gigantic vessel will be fitted with 39 apartments across six floors,
as well as restaurants, bars and an onboard beach club." :o

:scratch: Interesting concept, this exclusive apartment building yacht.
However that may be its downside: Who travels the world
with all the residents in their apartment building? :roll:

The concept may work when apartments are "timeshare"
... but who manages the changing collections of renters :?:

:idea: Best guess: Probably a good investment,
but only as a timeshare ... since owners
will have to agree on the building's travel. ;)

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