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    We were the subjects of one of those email scams...

    We were the subjects of one of those email scams where they hijack our email and send this to all our contacts: Help, we're in London and all our money and cards were stolen. Please wire money. Two...
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    I'm a technoidiot but IME you can just ignore...

    I'm a technoidiot but IME you can just ignore these scammers. They don't actually know what's going on with your computer; if they had access to it they'd just shut it down and make you pay.
    Some...
  3. a) those are numbers you pulled out of your ass...

    a) those are numbers you pulled out of your ass
    b) the upheaval over energy prices will still be a fraction of the upheaval of a 2C+ rise in temperature if we keep burning fossil fuel
    c) whether or...
  4. This is the core of your specious argument. But...

    This is the core of your specious argument. But what does cost-effective mean? Cost effective compared to continuing to burn carbon fuel? No, but meaningless. Cost effective compared to dealing...
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    Offering to buy Greenland is proof Trump believes...

    Offering to buy Greenland is proof Trump believes in global warming, even as he calls it a hoax.
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    At my age farts are never far from my . . . . . ....

    At my age farts are never far from my . . . . . . mind.
    https://www.irishcentral.com/homepage/irishmans-fart-carbon-monoxide-alarm-dublin-st-patricks-day-pints
    Acinpdx--does your kid drink beer?...
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    Obviously the article is severely lacking in...

    Obviously the article is severely lacking in detail. One would assume there was an extensive search at the time. What was the weather at the time? When did they decide to search again, etc, etc.? ...
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    Prisoners can be amazingly resourceful. I mean,...

    Prisoners can be amazingly resourceful. I mean, have you ever hidden large objects up your ass? Check that. Of course you have.
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    Maybe your dog's farts set off the alarm. Or...

    Maybe your dog's farts set off the alarm. Or your kid's.
  10. Why the words we use to talk about energy sources...

    Why the words we use to talk about energy sources matter--the term renewables is used to hoodwink people into thinking that burning wood pellets is a valid way to fight global warming because wood is...
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    Fish Tube! TzNqjY8xadg

    Fish Tube!
    TzNqjY8xadg
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    thank you And, note to self--every time you...

    thank you

    And, note to self--every time you try to char your texas crutched brisket on the grill it starts a grease fire. Every time. Stop doing this.
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    Baking with yeast. Let rise until double in...

    Baking with yeast. Let rise until double in size. HTF are you supposed to tell when it's doubled? And don't tell me it takes practice. I don't have that kind of time. (And why am I...
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    You can't really ridicule them--they (we) don't...

    You can't really ridicule them--they (we) don't know they're being ridiculed.
  15. all of this is true. Let's be clear--the climate...

    all of this is true. Let's be clear--the climate change debate is not about saving the planet; it's about saving the human race, or most of it, as well as the ecosystems we depend on. If we do...
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    Who is this "themselves" of which you speak.

    Who is this "themselves" of which you speak.
  17. That's very nice. My mom is dead.

    That's very nice. My mom is dead.
  18. Thread: Wildlife

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    We watched a couple of sparrows chase off a...

    We watched a couple of sparrows chase off a golden eagle in the Grand Canyon. Always love to see David beat Goliath.
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    We've been happy with Moisture Shield composite,...

    We've been happy with Moisture Shield composite, but it's only 5 years old more or less so can't comment on longevity. (The problem with evaluating longevity of any product is that by the time...
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    If you are considering ipe you should look at the...

    If you are considering ipe you should look at the sustainability/environmental issue. https://www.terramai.com/blog/ipe-environmental-sourcing-issues/ or find your own info.
    Not an issue in...
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    I was floating yesterday and the osprey caught a...

    I was floating yesterday and the osprey caught a fish not 50 feet from me. Later on he was sitting on the tree across the road from us and crying--or whatever you call the noise an osprey makes-for...
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    There are a whole lotta Washington mags I think...

    There are a whole lotta Washington mags I think would be happy to share it with you, for free of course.
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    I thought this was amusing. "His primary rules...

    I thought this was amusing.
    "His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for...
  24. I did and it says exactly what I said. I guess...

    I did and it says exactly what I said. I guess you think that you can throw in a source, claim it proves your point, and nobody will actually look at the source and see that it doesn't say what you...
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    http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/SacBee/...

    http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/SacBee/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=MSB%2F2019%2F08%2F16&entity=Ar01306&sk=C9EB4CB9&mode=text

    Or maybe I should have posted in the Athletic Performance...
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    Friend of mine used to walk barefoot in the snow...

    Friend of mine used to walk barefoot in the snow to toughen his feet. He also used to do 100 mile runs in the NM desert, just for fun. Having one of Hitler's Brown Shirts as a father can mess you up.
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    It would be a shame if his hood got scratched by...

    It would be a shame if his hood got scratched by a pedal.
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    I didn't realize fighting white supremacist...

    I didn't realize fighting white supremacist terrorism was political. In any case I posted it in the Shit that Annoys You thread, and it annoyed you, so it seems appropriate.
  29. Hmmm, I'd like to know what the technologies are...

    Hmmm, I'd like to know what the technologies are for dealing with ever increasing wildfires that destroy whole towns, massive floods, increasing numbers of Category 5 hurricances and tornados--all...
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    Posting polyass shit in the padded room is not...

    Posting polyass shit in the padded room is not amusing.
  31. The role of the Koch brothers in sponsoring...

    The role of the Koch brothers in sponsoring climate change denial...
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    agree. i don't really think we should be doing...

    agree. i don't really think we should be doing drone strikes on white nationalist terror camps. I do think we should be taking domestic terrorists as seriously as foreign ones, and if people in this...
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    So give the job to the FBI.

    So give the job to the FBI.
  34. Not as expensive as the cost of Miami and NYC...

    Not as expensive as the cost of Miami and NYC being under water.
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    Saw a 50 something guy at the ice cream place...

    Saw a 50 something guy at the ice cream place today wearing a Groucho mask. I thought that's pretty weird. Then I looked closer. It was his real face. Poor guy.
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    If an American goes to Afghanistan or Pakistan to...

    If an American goes to Afghanistan or Pakistan to train as a terrorist that's a federal crime. If an American goes to Washington State or Idaho to train as a terrorist is that a federal crime? How...
  37. so when the media publish something you don't...

    so when the media publish something you don't like it's propaganda, but when a mainstream news medium, which is what The Local is, publishes something you like it's truth. And by the way, the...
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    wolf attack in Banff...

    wolf attack in Banff
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/14/banff-national-park-wolf-attack-american-family-campers/
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    You guys realize you're commenting on a DD post,...

    You guys realize you're commenting on a DD post, which means you have no idea what it means, and neither does he.
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    Thief killed lover. Wife had the cook roast the...

    Thief killed lover. Wife had the cook roast the lover and she made the thief eat him. Thief looked very nauseated so I'm guessing cook skipped the salt, to add insult to injury.
  41. On the show they used the torch--so flamethrower...

    On the show they used the torch--so flamethrower maybe?
  42. In the first place he didn't link an article, he...

    In the first place he didn't link an article, he linked a summary of the article published in Stanford's PR publication. In the second place, the author of the PR piece refers to clean renewable...
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    RIP Johann Hans Joseph Standteiner

    https://moonshineink.com/opinion/obituary-from-austrian-mountains-to-the-sierra-johann-hans-joseph-standteiner/
    I didn't know him but he sounds like quite a fellow. Squaw ski school director and...
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    Great movie--The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and...

    Great movie--The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover--especially if you like Helen Mirren.
  45. So if someone has an offensive tatoo, I wonder if...

    So if someone has an offensive tatoo, I wonder if they remove it SAMCRO style?
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    The asshole who decided to do a 3 point u turn on...

    The asshole who decided to do a 3 point u turn on 89 near Emerald Bay, on a blind curve, across a double yellow, with no shoulders.
  47. Might as well get the kid used to the idea that...

    Might as well get the kid used to the idea that the only people who will care about her birthday as an adult are her dentist and her insurance agent.
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    There is now, although why there needs to be a...

    There is now, although why there needs to be a thread about every public figure accused of inappropriate sexual activity escapes me.
  49. That's why I don't take seriously the opinions of...

    That's why I don't take seriously the opinions of everyone, just the opinions of scientists who understand the importance of precision in scientific discussion. It's not the word that matters, it's...
  50. My wiie and I were floating on inflatables this...

    My wiie and I were floating on inflatables this afternoon when some woman came by and started videoing us on her phone. Didn't even give me a chance to suck in my stomach. Somehow I doubt a video of...
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