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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers! View Post
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    Did not know until today that One Nation is directly lifted from Hitler. I knew the similarity was remarkable, not that that was what she was aiming for.
    Link?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwa...llery_03.shtml
    'One People, One Nation, One Leader'

    The cult of the leader, which surpassed any normal level of trust in political leadership, is central to an understanding of the appeal of National Socialism. It was undoubtedly the most important theme running through Nazi propaganda.

    I do remember President G.H.W. Bush using the phrase "New World Order" until somebody with some brains told him what that meant as used by Hitler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Woman in Purple View Post
    Bell Peppers can be bought in quantity when they're on sale at the grocery, chopped/diced, then frozen, to be used as needed, with no loss of taste.

    Same with onions.
    But they defrost mushy, no longer crisp at all.
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

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    This is a "I Did Not Know" that you will have to work for.

    There is a safety crash bar that is mounted on the back end of commercial trucks. It is nicknamed after a famous actress. Who is the actress and why is it nicknamed after her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Woman in Purple View Post
    Bell Peppers can be bought in quantity when they're on sale at the grocery, chopped/diced, then frozen, to be used as needed, with no loss of taste.

    Same with onions.
    But they defrost mushy, no longer crisp at all.
    I cook with them, so that isn't an issue. If I was eating them raw, you're right: I would use a fresh Bell-Pepper/Onion for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Woman in Purple View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Woman in Purple View Post
    Bell Peppers can be bought in quantity when they're on sale at the grocery, chopped/diced, then frozen, to be used as needed, with no loss of taste.

    Same with onions.
    But they defrost mushy, no longer crisp at all.
    I cook with them, so that isn't an issue. If I was eating them raw, you're right: I would use a fresh Bell-Pepper/Onion for that.
    I too cook with them, but I still want them to retain some of their crispness. Sauteing in a little butter does that if they;re fresh.
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

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    Baked in a meatloaf or casserole, I honestly can't tell the difference... But Nevermind. Sorry I mentioned it. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeave View Post
    This is a "I Did Not Know" that you will have to work for.

    There is a safety crash bar that is mounted on the back end of commercial trucks. It is nicknamed after a famous actress. Who is the actress and why is it nicknamed after her?
    That would be the Mansfield Bar, which prevents rear under-ride collisions, in which the car's front end passes beneath the truck, causing the collision between truck and car to occur at head height for passengers in the car. Even at low speeds, such a collision is often fatal, and this was the cause of death for the eponymous Jayne Mansfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thebeave View Post
    This is a "I Did Not Know" that you will have to work for.

    There is a safety crash bar that is mounted on the back end of commercial trucks. It is nicknamed after a famous actress. Who is the actress and why is it nicknamed after her?
    That would be the Mansfield Bar, which prevents rear under-ride collisions, in which the car's front end passes beneath the truck, causing the collision between truck and car to occur at head height for passengers in the car. Even at low speeds, such a collision is often fatal, and this was the cause of death for the eponymous Jayne Mansfield.
    We have a winner. I had a feeling you would be the one to answer that.

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    I did not know pineapples grew on the ground until I went to Maui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonatha View Post
    I did not know pineapples grew on the ground until I went to Maui.
    Yeah, my dad was the same - he came to visit me here in Australia, and we were driving through the Glasshouse Mountains, and asked what they were farming in the fields along the highway. I said it is mostly pineapples in this area, and he said "Where are they?!"

    It took me a while to realise that he was looking for the trees.

    In hindsight, I should have offered to take him digging for avocados the next day

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