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  1. Slowly I turned. Step by step. :angry:

    Slowly I turned. Step by step. :angry:
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    The Panda has landed.

    The Panda has landed.
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    Yeah, I've never been very impressed with...

    Yeah, I've never been very impressed with Harris's communications skills. She's really not cut out as a politician.
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    Thinly veiled and adolescent sarcasm used to test...

    As I noted, he doesn't think we can alter the orbit of the planet or the moon, he is an idiot for thinking orbit shifts (not really happening) and the uptick in solar flares (not happening over the...
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    Yes, sometimes you have to flush twice before it...

    I think the Republicans are a bit too confident in their ability to spin things to their advantage.[/QUOTE]

    Well they do subscribe to the myth that the universe orbits Donald Trump.[/QUOTE]
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    I think the Republicans are a bit too confident...

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    I think what he is saying climate change is caused by the large number of solar flares recently (that haven’t happened) and modifications to Earth’s orbit caused by the Moon (that...
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    Following up on the cilantro-based salsa. I...

    Following up on the cilantro-based salsa. I didn't want to cook tonight so I decided to go with sardines. Yeah, I've been avoiding them ever since I stocked up during a Costco sale last year. But the...
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    I've always suspected that Republicans apparent...

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    I've always suspected that Republicans apparent lack of any sense of humor was an impediment. I mean there are just no right-leaning late night TV shows or conservative comedians. This...
  9. Like when retired folks have reverse mortgages?...

    Like when retired folks have reverse mortgages? And in addition to local property tax increases? :rolleyes:
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    Adventures with beef steak.

    About a week ago I tried something that I saw on Steven Raichlen's "Primal Grill" called hay-smoking. He placed a handful of hay on a bed of coals in a grill. Then placed the steaks on a rack over a...
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    Remember the 1961 movie "El Cid" where Charlton...

    Trump is effectively the Godfather of the GOP. He isn't given that power up any time soon.[/QUOTE]

    Remember the 1961 movie "El Cid" where Charlton Heston drives the muslims out of Spain?

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    Trump didn't look so hot at the North Carolina...

    Trump didn't look so hot at the North Carolina GOP convention. I saw some of it and he really sounds drained. He didn't seem to be sick or less motivated. Just low energy. My guess is he'll be...
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    Here's my Climbing Hydrangea in bloom. Just plant...

    Here's my Climbing Hydrangea in bloom. Just plant a vine at the base of a large tree and check back in 30 years. :)

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    I agree. A lot goes on "behind the scenes". But I...

    I agree. A lot goes on "behind the scenes". But I think that it's not just a report of what's going on. The brain creates models which interact with each other in an attempt to minimize conflict. And...
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    Another problem resolved by properly defining...

    Another problem resolved by properly defining words. A person is not just a brain. A person might have 2 arms, and 2 legs, and a body, and maybe friends and a bank account. But a person always has a...
  16. The Oman and the Sea. The Arab version where by...

    How's about something as a source that isn't The Mirror?

    BBC

    It sounds flatly impossible to do it for a cost that is feasible to recover. Could be cheaper to fly people to an iceberg and let...
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    Because he can respond to a signal even though he...

    Because he can respond to a signal even though he is neither conscious or aware of it. Since conscious and aware mean exactly the same thing. So the person is responding to a signal of which he is...
  18. Oops. I should have said per month.

    So that's about 17 supertankers of brine per week.[/QUOTE]

    Oops. I should have said per month.
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    But you can be aware of something without being...

    Things such as bad odors enter into conscious awareness very quickly. But it's possible for the conscious mind to be distracted by other concerns. And we often react to stimuli we are unconsciously...
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    From what untermensche has been relating...

    Indeed.
    Democracy relies on the hope that most people are not insane.
    Anarchism relies on the hope that NOBODY is insane.
    Totalitarianism relies on the hope that one particular person is not...
  21. So that's about 17 supertankers of brine per week.

    One of my symptoms is a perverse need to check arithmetic. I get that 4.5 million cubic yards of brine weighs over 5.5 million tonnes and, spread 1 foot deep, would cover 2800 acres (in 2.09 miles...
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    Just bend over and you'll find out.

    In the long run the economy rebalances so everyone is at the same relative position as they were before.[/QUOTE] What would make you think that?[/QUOTE]

    Just bend over and you'll find out.
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    I was trying to think of how the interferometer...

    The Wikipedia page for the double slit experiment has a nice little visualisation of the way the photon (or electron) interacts with the slits.
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  24. It's an addiction to serotonin and a heightened...

    It's an addiction to serotonin and a heightened sense of self. Nothing focuses the attention like the imminent possibility of death.
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    Things such as bad odors enter into conscious...

    Things such as bad odors enter into conscious awareness very quickly. But it's possible for the conscious mind to be distracted by other concerns. And we often react to stimuli we are unconsciously...
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