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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:19 pm

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

"Amazon program manager is caught on camera calling one of the company's OWN delivery drivers
the n-word for walking on his grass - before calling the worker's boss and 'getting him FIRED' "

:idea: Interesting Amazon family squabble!
However, if the offending employee was fired,
the other, equally offending, should also be fired :!:

... since the first would learn to stay off the grass
before the second learned to temper his tantrums. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:07 pm

:scratch: Morning meditation ...

The good news about modern surveillance technology
(with complementary recording of everything) is that
evidence will exist when it's time to assign blame
for what went wrong during the mandates. 8)

:idea: Tip: Personal documentation will help
if you were subject to a mandate. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:37 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/gruesome-vid ... 00094.html
"video shows a Great Blue Heron eating a huge New York City rat in one big gulp"

:idea: The kind of sky shark that city dwellers appreciate :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:30 am

:shock: Oh my! That was one huge rat! :shock:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:02 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/9-11-educati ... udents-say
"9/11 education should 'avoid placing blame', leave out 'gruesome' details, college students say"

:scratch: Probably preference for the 'some people did something' version. :roll:

However, this gentle 9/11 version seems appropriate for lower grades -
not college where children learn to deal with the real world as adults. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:52 pm

Re: https://www.brighteon.com/
(search on "Homeboy hits the chemtrail button")

:scratch: Those chemtrails don't exist ?!
They're just normal jet plane contrails ?!
What's this? High altitude mosquito fogger? :lol:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:54 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/piper-r ... 35238.html
"Piper, criticized for her social media presence. Experts warn parents about digital freedom."

"14-year-old social media influencer is in the middle of a controversy
after Pink accused her family of exploiting her for Instagram likes." :o

:idea: The greater problem with internet exposure (for any reason)
is that anonymity is no longer possible these days, considering
the many ways that personal information can be discovered
(then Beiber-style security might become necessary). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:13 pm

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
An ongoing purpose of war is to promote business! :roll:

(from a recent newspaper article,
Dallas Morning News, September 12, 2021, Section D,
"We need to think about less, not more" by Scott Burns)

"Over the past 20 years ...
the combined cost of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has been $6.4 trillion." :shock:

:idea: These many trillions of dollars - for such SMALL countries -
shout that military expenditure, in particular, is the reason
... since this is BIG business to BIG countries. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:21 pm

"Poo Peek" :?:

Despite being an occasionally insatiable wordsmith,
I didn't listen to the entire nutrition-related comment
online that mentioned "poo peek" (sounded like). :?

Days later, I wondered how this related to nutrition ...
then realized association with beneficial fiber/bacteria.
And this suggested that what I heard was "Poopique",
a more delicate, high-society reference to a topic
rarely discussed so openly in high society. :oops:

:study: Further research now reveals that "Poopique"
is "Poop EQQ" (Poop Ease/Quality/Quantity).
Of course, all this research (with pictures) :shock:
now suggests "Poo Peek" may be daily habit
necessary to know current state of Poopique.

Confused :?: Ask your state and national leaders
who may know about administrative poop,
often embellished by the media. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:13 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaur ... nd-cheese/
"Fletcher's Corny Dogs adds new Texas State Fair food"

:idea: A mouth-watering picture (if you're fond of the Fair's corny dogs),
but less supportive of a healthy microbiome (IMO). However ...
one corny dog per year (even per week) is OK (IMO). :roll:

Re: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/stat ... 56643.html
"Texas joins fast-growing list of states with highest adult obesity rates in country" ;)

See also: https://www.ifm.org/news-insights/gut-h ... -response/

"The immune system, which is primarily in the gut, is influenced and actually taught by the gut microbiome. The microbiome helps determine the vitality of the immune system, as well as its 'set-point' for the pro-inflammatory response to infection."

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:48 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/hea ... 317126002/
"On TikTok, people are eating Rice Krispies Treats before working out. Is it effective?"

"By textbook nutrition standards, you ideally want to eat a well-rounded meal
with carbohydrates, proteins and fat about three hours before a workout"

(a comment) "Tried the Rice Krispies Treat before a workout. Don’t get it.
30 min of sugar high then sugar crash that ruined back end of my workout." :o

:idea: Apparently, the RKT is best for a shorter workout
... then followed by another RKT. :roll:

Hmmm ... TikTaken seems to describe some TikTok guidance. ;)

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Post by Sandy » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:41 am

I haven't had breakfast yet and my mouth is watering looking at the photo of Fletcher's Corny dog and mac and cheese. :bana:
Yum! alas I am eating a salad for breakfast. :roll: (long story and it is my own fault. ;) )
Thanks Rod! :) I will eat vicariously through your food photo.

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:35 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... iform.html
"woman SLAPS Navy sailor, swears at him and accuses him of wearing a fake uniform"

"a student at the submarine school on the Naval SUBASE in Groton"

:idea: Lesson: If you're going to make a false accusation try to avoid the camera. :oops:
That he was precisely dressed in this uniform should have been a clue! ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:26 pm

Re: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/16/10377736 ... ns-to-stop
"At 101, This Woman From Maine Is Still Haulin' ..." (and lobsters) :roll:

:idea: Notice that lipstick is still in her daily dress code ...
but the gray hair Do is occupational authenticity - not stylin'. 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:18 pm

Re: https://www.intheknow.com/post/creepy-lyft-ride/
"Woman alleges Lyft driver ‘secretly’ wrote down her address" :roll:

"he was writing down every single address that he was driving to on a notepad" :o

:idea: Probably why many restaurant waitpeople write down meal orders. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:42 pm

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

"Furious China issues bone-chilling warning subs deal could 'make Australia a potential target for a NUCLEAR strike' "

:scratch: China's continuing rapid development of its military (including such weapons) and its continuing aggressive posturing
suggest that it has full intention to use its military might wherever. Unfortunately (IMO), China seems to believe that its size
(land + population) would not be severely impacted by any retaliation. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:45 pm

Re: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/more-4 ... p-25009646
"More than 40% of us want to sleep with sex robots"

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
that this "sleep with" euphemism would soon be outdated,
especially since one's electronically active robot would not
likely stay in the same bed or beach blanket (in case it
gets frisky in other ways while you truly sleep). :roll:

Awakened Robert: "Robota, my wallet is not in those pants! - Go back to sleep!"
Embarrassed Robota: "But you said you were finished and had a good time!"

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:04 pm

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

"Tesla driver is arrested and thrown in jail after school crossing guard accused him of driving into her –
but doorbell cam footage shows SHE backed into front of his car" :roll:

:idea: Those ubiquitous cameras (this one on a nearby doorbell)
help clear foggy memories about what actually happened. 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:31 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/body-compost ... 25428.html
"Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation"

"rectangular insulated wooden box is lined with waterproof roofing material and packed with wood chips and straw. Two large spool wheels on either end allow it to be rolled across the floor, providing the oxygenation, agitation and absorption required for a body to compost."

"After about three months, the vessel is opened and the 'soil' is filtered for medical devices like prosthetics, pacemakers or joint replacements. The remaining large bones are then pulverized and returned to the vessel for another three months of composting. Teeth are removed to prevent contamination from mercury in fillings."

:idea: Cost vs benefit hints that drone drop into a volcano
is still the better solution for our personal recyclables. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:30 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 260013002/

"A lot of people say, 'Do you have a special diet? Is there something you eat or drink or whatever you do that helps you?'
No, there is not ... I remind them that I make sure that I have Geritol in the morning and I have martinis at night." 8)

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
... that an end of day reward could be so powerful :?:
... every day! ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:08 pm

Re: https://bigthink.com/technology-innovat ... -robotics/

"Robots are typically designed for one purpose — some cook or clean, others perform brain surgery.
Sophia is what’s known as a social robot, meaning she was designed specifically to interact with humans."

:idea: Interestingly, humans are social robots (designed to interact with other humans
... some cook or clean, others perform brain surgery). :lol:

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Post by Sandy » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:57 pm

OMG This is fascinating. I had no idea that robotics have progressed to such a level. In watching Sophia I had to keep reminding myself that she was not human. :shock:

Thank you Rod. :)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:13 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... Emmys.html
"The worst-dressed stars of the Emmys"

:idea: In this game, being recognized for anything is still "being recognized". :roll:

And the corollary is that to remain anonymous,
look like the average person in that environment. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:59 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/bost ... index.html
"Boston's 'Skinny House,' known as the narrowest home in the city, sold for more than $1.2 million"

"So, if you stand with your hands spread apart, you could really be wall-to-wall." :o

:roll: For perspective ("they say"), if you serve foot-long hot dogs at a party,
guests must hold them front-to-back of house instead of wall-to-wall. :lol:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:22 pm

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

"Change is Brewing ice cream flavor in support of Cori Bush's $10 billion proposal
to replace police with social workers in 'mental health and drug' emergencies"

:idea: With food sometimes used to support or oppose (via boycott)
social issues, a "Boycotti" flavor would be a confusing oxymoron:
Is buying (or not buying) this support (or opposition)? :roll:

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