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  1. ramonmercado

    Strange Crimes

    He'll have to sing for his supper now, Customs told him to pluck off. A gentleman arriving from Guyana was caught at JFK Airport attempting to smuggle 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. He was sent home without his birds, which he was planning to enter in a high-stakes underground...
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    Political Correctness Rides Again

    Cor blimey guv it's the Babe Ruth!
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    Far Right Behind The 'Yellow Jacket' Petrol Protests?

    The yellow vests "leadership" try and placate the base with the demands for pensions etc but really represents tax cuts for the wealthy. But if those less well off are to get better services and lower taxes then it the better off who must pay more tax. Otherwise you are dealing with voodoo...
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    Rare Burials & Exhumations

    I am the rightful Duke of Norfolk.
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    The R.I.P. Thread

    Yeah, an Orang Utan beat her for acting awards in that film.
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    Political Correctness Rides Again

    Ah for the old days. Copper: you're nicked me lad. Crim: it's a fair cop guv.
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    Political Correctness Rides Again

    I think it's always been that way regarding pets. How dare you suggest that cats and dogs are not people. Every Dalmatian should have the right to aspire to be a Professor of Dogmatic Theology.
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    The Whinge Thread, Resurrected

    The Euro is too strong against the Pound Sterling but not strong enough against the US Dollar. I wish things would balance out.
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    Far Right Behind The 'Yellow Jacket' Petrol Protests?

    Indeed, it demands increased services, better state pensions and benefits but wants to cut taxes. It's "leadership" does not represent the base.
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    What TV Are You Watching?

    Berlin Station on More4, another great episode. As good as Homeland at it's best.
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    Strange Crimes

    Two good stories!
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    Elon Musk

    It's terrible, he has some great ideas but his hubris and general sociopathy is bringing not just himself but technological advances down.
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    Far Right Behind The 'Yellow Jacket' Petrol Protests?

    If it only affects the very rich, if your protest movement is based on the fact that workers, small farmers, truck-drivers and the self-employed in general are paying too much tax then It's surprising that you would oppose a wealth tax.
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    Is It Wrong?

    I see it https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/is-it-wrong.65160/#post-1809453
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    Christmas 2018

    Tonight I micro-waved sprouts with an onion and a carrot, added dried herbs and some low fat spread. Turned out great, the sprouts have a different texture and taste than cabbage.
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    Building The I.S.S.

    Or there's an astronaut from Cromer on the ISS.
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    Viking-Era Discoveries & Theories

    Nah. Rocket propelled cats and Kamikaze attacks by cat lovers.
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    Viking-Era Discoveries & Theories

    How do you think they were defeated in the first place?
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    Far Right Behind The 'Yellow Jacket' Petrol Protests?

    Hmmm, the organiser is opposed to a wealth tax. I thought the yellow jackets were supposed to represent the interests of ordinary people.
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    Viking-Era Discoveries & Theories

    You will now be stalked by cat lovers ...
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    Elon Musk

    Not a nice person and not a nice place to work. DR. ELON & MR. MUSK: LIFE INSIDE TESLA'S PRODUCTION HELL THE YOUNG TESLA engineer was excited. Ecstatic, in fact. It was a Saturday in October 2017, and he was working at the Gigafactory, Tesla’s enormous battery manufacturing plant in Nevada...
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    Sri Lanka

    Reviving this Thread after 16 years with a possible Roman link to Sri Lanka. Ancient grape seeds may link Sri Lankan trading port to Roman world By Lizzie WadeDec. 12, 2018 , 7:00 AM Visit Mantai, nestled into a bay in northwestern Sri Lanka, and today you’ll see nothing but a solitary Hindu...
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    Viking-Era Discoveries & Theories

    The Vikings farmed cats for their pelts! Slaughtering monks is one thing, but cats?! Many animals shrink when they become domesticated—the average dog is about 25% smaller than its wild cousin the gray wolf, for example—but a curious thing appears to have happened to cats during the Viking era...
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    Christmas 2018

    Sounds as if she's short tempered. An angry mum spat in the face of an elf at a shopping centre Christmas grotto. The woman lost her temper when told she could not take her child into the grotto in Stockton-on-Tees because she did not have a booking, police said. She also verbally abused other...
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    Political Correctness Rides Again

    No funny jokes please. A comedian has turned down a gig at a university after being asked to sign a "behavioural agreement" first. Konstantin Kisin was warned about a "no tolerance policy" on topics including racism, sexism and transphobia. He was asked to perform at a gig at the School of...
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    Horror Films

    I don't think its that great, worth watching though.
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    Proposal: New Religion Based On Selflessness

    Our Messiah moves in mysterious ways.
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    What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

    Totally hartless.
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    Farmers

    Vertical farming has its ups and downs. There may be a smaller scale soution. Trouble in the High-Rise Hothouse Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere — maybe even in your home. by Corby Kummer Dec 6 This was...
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    Volcanos / Volcanoes

    Makes a change from cats and dogs sensing them in advance. Artificial intelligence helps predict volcanic eruptions By Paul VoosenDec. 11, 2018 , 4:00 PM Satellites are providing torrents of data about the world’s active volcanoes, but researchers have struggled to turn them into a global...
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    The F Scale

    He wouldn't have stood out in Cromer.
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    Proposal: New Religion Based On Selflessness

    I am the Pastor of The First Church of Richard Dawkins The Conciliator. Join my congregation instead.
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    Strange Crimes

    If no one witnessed an act of criminal damage and there is no cctv footage then it may be literally impossible to investigate the crime in any meaningful way. Try telling that to journalists.
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    Strange Crimes

    The crime was mundane, the police reaction was mondo. A woman has been charged with theft in Taiwan for stealing a yoghurt drink from her roommate after being identified by a DNA test, it's reported. According to the broadcaster TVBS, the unnamed suspect in Taipei was sharing a student house...
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    Newly Discovered: Animal Fossils

    The sea urchin had an interesting history. An amateur paleontologist has discovered a rare 66-million-year-old sea urchin on a beach in Denmark. Peter Bennicke stumbled across the ancient creature while on a fossil hunt at white cliffs of Stevns Klint on the Island of Møn, a UNESCO World...
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    The F Scale

    Your Overall F Score is: 2.53 You are a liberal airhead.
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    The Whinge Thread, Resurrected

    I reckon I usually hold papers/books about 1 foot away from my eyes!
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    Day Of The Animals

    A faithful friend. Vid at link. A dog’s devotion to his home is making national headlines after his owner found him guarding the property weeks after the residence and the surrounding area was burned to the ground by Northern California’s Camp Fire. Now-viral video shows Madison, an Anatolian...
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    Conspiracy In The U.S. Election & Trump's Presidency

    Even at Fox News the bell tolls for Trump. Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy has bad news for President Donald Trump: Get ready to be indicted for violating federal campaign finance laws. McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, said on “Fox & Friends” Sunday that attorneys with the Southern...
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    The Pyramids Of Giza

    Colavito's book is coming in 2020. I am pleased to announce that I have received a commission from Red Lightning Books and Indiana University Press for a new book, tentatively titled Legends of the Pyramids, which will explore the mythical history of Giza pyramids, from Joseph’s granaries to...
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    Conspiracy In The U.S. Election & Trump's Presidency

    There are good people in the US fighting back, I have hope for it yet. I don't think we have to fear Russian or Chinese military domination, Putin has his eyes on creating buffer zones between Russia and the rest of Europe, China is hardly going to launch a military invasion from the other side...
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    The Whinge Thread, Resurrected

    But I don't want to hire a reader to call it out to me, I'd prefer to do it myself. Ok, I have "readers" but I really need glasses for distance viewing as well.
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    Drake's Cannon Ball

    I'm only a few miles from Drake's Pool According to local folklore, when explorer Sir Francis Drake was second-in-command of the English fleet facing the Spanish Armada, he sailed up Owenboy river to Drake's Pool, a river anchorage outside Crosshaven, to hide his vessel from the enemy. Drake's...
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    Forgotten History

    Just get a pack of JRTs to deal with them.
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    The Whinge Thread, Resurrected

    I lost my glasses a couple of weeks ago. Never used them much but I do need new ones for reading smaller print. Specsavers here I come.
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    The R.I.P. Thread

    From Alan's Death Notice: May He Riot In Peace. Here is an appreciation of Alan: Alan MacSimoin (1957-2018) – Dublin Historian and Political Activist https://comeheretome.com/2018/12/05/alan-macsimoin-1957-2018-dublin-historian-and-political-activist/
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    Voyager Is 30!

    Bye Rynner!
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    Serial Killers

    An ice cold killer. A Siberian policeman described as Russia's most prolific mass murderer in modern times has been given a second life sentence. Mikhail Popkov, 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and 2007. He was already in jail for 22 other murders. He killed the...
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    Popular Songs That They Couldn't Write Now

    And on The Fairytale Of New York controversy, a veteran Gay DJ weighs in: Tonie Walsh‏ @tonie_walsh Curious to know how much trouble I could find myself in if I recreated this club teaser I did 30 yrs ago. #flikkers #language #descriptors
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