What's going on in your city/country/region?

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Post by jyng1 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:58 am

Out most successful Com games ever, lead out by the cyclists who were a gift that kept on giving... (compared to all the ball bouncer teams who mostly crapped out).

They were just talking on the radio about how awesome the Brummie crowds were...

Must be what being like a big country at the Olympics is like.

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Post by Catoptric » Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:12 pm

Truck driver charged in the deaths of 7 motorcycle riders in NH found not guilty on all charges
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jur ... 14619.html

The heroin, fentanyl and cocaine he took that day did not play a factor. . .

A nurse considered unstable and responsible for a dozen accidents over a decade killed a similar number, though perhaps because she ran a red light and was driving 90mph, it might have shown direct accountability.
https://conandaily.com/2022/08/09/nicol ... xas-nurse/

https://funvizeo.com/video/have-you-bee ... f2f911645e
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Post by Catoptric » Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:45 pm

Real Winner (person's name) responsible for revealing classified document of Russian hacking collusion, for putting Trump in office, received 4 years jail time, while Trump knowingly handed Russians classified documents directly while they visited him in the White House.

Is it not more obvious?

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ng-lied-to
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Post by HighlyIrregular II » Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:37 pm

Schools are teaching students "bleed control" because of all of the school shootings.

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Post by HighlyIrregular II » Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:30 pm

People are supposed to kill the spotted lanternfly in my area but I saw four of them and I'm not. They eat fruit. So do I. That just helps me relate. Farmers should put up netting and buy some pollenating insects to put under the netting so the lanternflies will eventually migrate to wild food sources. Or something. Anyway, it's not my job. They have no natural predators here. I guess in China, where they came from, they do. I wonder what they are. Maybe we should import their predators.

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Post by Catoptric » Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:43 am

HighlyIrregular II wrote:
Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:30 pm
People are supposed to kill the spotted lanternfly in my area but I saw four of them and I'm not. They eat fruit. So do I. That just helps me relate. Farmers should put up netting and buy some pollenating insects to put under the netting so the lanternflies will eventually migrate to wild food sources. Or something. Anyway, it's not my job. They have no natural predators here. I guess in China, where they came from, they do. I wonder what they are. Maybe we should import their predators.
https://funvizeo.com/video/duck-fiction ... 229b37557b


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In other news, Finnish Matti Nikenen, Olympic long jump skier, just died.

Amongst his accomplishments:
'At the age of 14, he became an alcoholic. He was a stripper, starred in adult films, and then became the greatest jumper in history'
https://serbia.postsen.com/music/42623/ ... story.html

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I just discovered that monks in the UK were responsible for making 'Four Loco' in the 1880s!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckfast_Tonic_Wine


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A tribe of people in Brazil who were never studied are officially extinct (due to genocide and seclusion.)

(translated) The “Indian of the Hole” dies; man who lived alone for almost 30 years because he was the last of his ethnicity
https://www.jornalciencia.com/morre-o-i ... sua-etnia/

The body was found in Rondônia by the National Indian Foundation (Funai) which, despite following him from a distance, never knew his name. He lived alone after farmers decimated his people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_the_Hole


Similar to what happened to Ishi, in California (died in early 1900s,) though incidentally, he wasn't the last of his tribe, since similar descendants lived further away from him.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishi

Pygmies were genocided as well more recently:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_peoples
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Post by jyng1 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:04 am

I'm not sure if all these are still a thing... but at a social gathering you might be asked to "bring a plate"... This means bringing a plate with something on it. The things that go on it are often a selection of the following (I remember Honeycyclical going a bit gaga over Lamingtons). Cream out a can would get you deported...

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Post by Catoptric » Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:21 pm

(New Zealand)

'Unprecedented event': Five dead after boat capsizes near Kaikōura in 'tragic' incident
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/129844 ... c-incident


Not long ago this happened (I think I had a documentary video posted about it. It might be this one: https://youtu.be/fndcCyYzXKg)

Searchers Fail To Find Remaining Bodies As New Zealand Volcano Death Toll Rises To 16
https://www.npr.org/2019/12/14/78808716 ... ano-victim

New Zealand Charges 13 Parties Over Deaths At White Island Volcano
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/94009373 ... nd-volcano
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Post by Catoptric » Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:27 pm

Breaking News: Handsome Actor Jim Carrey Has Mysteriously Disappeared into Another Dimension
https://edward-john.medium.com/breaking ... 73b7b8f7b0



“I Have Absolutely No Idea What Happened” — Jim Carrey Finally Returns
https://link.medium.com/JGGxodOjgtb
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