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October 4th, 2020 at 3:20:05 PM permalink
odiousgambit
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pretty interesting video

unanswered: where did they get all that footage about Japanese paratroopers and why have I never seen it?

The light at the end of the tunnel can be a freight train coming the other way!..Fleastiff
October 5th, 2020 at 3:03:30 PM permalink
rxwine
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Almost stepped on a dead squirrel today. I might have stepped on it last night walking that same way. Looked like it had lost a foot. Was under a powerline.

Don't know if it's possible he got zapped. I didn't think that was possible or I would likely see squirrels catching fire more often.
Trump says his supporters are dumber than a sack of rocks
October 5th, 2020 at 3:31:10 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: rxwine
Almost stepped on a dead squirrel today. I might have stepped on it last night walking that same way. Looked like it had lost a foot. Was under a powerline.

Don't know if it's possible he got zapped. I didn't think that was possible or I would likely see squirrels catching fire more often.
They are hard to keep lit.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
October 6th, 2020 at 1:19:20 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Ate foot to escape trap? Unlikely it was grounded,
October 6th, 2020 at 3:27:38 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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when I was a kid squirrels would get into transformers and they'd explode with a big boom. At least we were told it was squirrels. Thinking back about it now, it seems odd they didn't make them squirrel-proof a lot sooner than they did [they must be now as this doesn't happen, at least when a transformer goes out it's rare and there's no assumption it was a bushytail]

back then they'd replace the transformer within hours it seemed like

today in discussion about transformers that would go out in a coronal mass ejection disaster, the scenario comes up that millions could die because it would be months before all the transformers could be replaced along with whatever other repair is needed. The talk is like the whole system would have to be rebuilt from scratch
The light at the end of the tunnel can be a freight train coming the other way!..Fleastiff
October 12th, 2020 at 8:14:00 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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The local movie theater doesn't have good sound deadening, so if a popular movie is playing next to one I'm in, often you constantly hear all these explosions. People love em.

With all this theory that we are living in a simulation, it just occurred to me that The Simulators* really love explosions. All kinds of stuff can dramatically explode. Radioactive materials, if fissile, and reaching critical mass, especially of course

So do The Simulators plan it that way, eventually intelligent life will create these really great explosions [great in Their view]?

* I think if God is capitalized, The Simulators has to be too
The light at the end of the tunnel can be a freight train coming the other way!..Fleastiff
October 14th, 2020 at 10:58:49 AM permalink
rxwine
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Thereís a company offering DNA tracking for cats, similar to 23 and me. If my sisterís cat hadnít just died, I might get it for her birthday.

Unimportant Note to Drich. Last night l decided to look at my parentís last home in Fort Myers which they sold in 1999. Google street view just shows an empty lot. Apparently in 2016 part of it burned in a fire. Donít know the reason, Apparently they tried to sell the house without repairing anything. Rot and mold took the rest of it in the next year.
Trump says his supporters are dumber than a sack of rocks
October 14th, 2020 at 12:36:14 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: rxwine


Unimportant Note to Drich. Last night l decided to look at my parentís last home in Fort Myers which they sold in 1999. Google street view just shows an empty lot. Apparently in 2016 part of it burned in a fire. Donít know the reason, Apparently they tried to sell the house without repairing anything. Rot and mold took the rest of it in the next year.


My parents built their house in Cape Coral in 1990. According to my father their house is so old that it is unlikely the next buyer will keep the house. I guess the land is valuable enough now that people will buy it for the lot and demolish the "old" house and put up something new. Seems crazy to anyone that grew up back east that a 30 year old house is too old.
October 14th, 2020 at 4:05:09 PM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: DRich
My parents built their house in Cape Coral in 1990. According to my father their house is so old that it is unlikely the next buyer will keep the house. I guess the land is valuable enough now that people will buy it for the lot and demolish the "old" house and put up something new. Seems crazy to anyone that grew up back east that a 30 year old house is too old.


In Vancouver people are paying $1.5 Million for 50 year old tear downs that have been renovated several times and perfectly livable.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
October 14th, 2020 at 4:46:56 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Foreign millionaires? Mostly Chinese I think.
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