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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
New Guidelines for Current Events (shorter version) Politeness and respect for others is essential here. Of course,...
Feb27-12 07:41 PM
Evo
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I stumbled across this and thought some might find it useful. ...
Mar28-08 11:20 AM
lisab
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Very little information right now but we know it was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. ...
Y 05:21 PM
voko
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He was a NASA official whose boyhood interest in science fiction and later friendship with Arthur C. Clarke led to his...
Y 07:51 AM
Greg Bernhardt
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Algerie plane is missing
Y 07:50 AM
Greg Bernhardt
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That's just through the border from here... Sigh, few days ago it looked as the situation was calming down....
Jul27-14 11:16 PM
SW VandeCarr
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http://news.yahoo.com/nyc-front-doors-one-percent-120700147.html Apparently in New York City, people who dare...
Jul26-14 11:45 PM
Travis_King
33 1,163
Here's a thread to post some funny and sarcastic pictures of politicians and world events. Let's just keep it...
Jul25-14 07:51 PM
AnTiFreeze3
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I know this is a bit late but I'm catching up the news a bit. The vote to fluoridate the water supply had failed. ...
Jul23-14 09:32 PM
OmCheeto
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Political chess move or is there some actual danger of it? If they do abandon the station, what then? ...
Jul22-14 09:22 PM
dipole
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iraqi, unrest Iraqi unrest ( 1 2 3 ... Last)
The Iraqi government, under severe military pressure from insurgents, is apparently on the verge of collapse. They...
Jul18-14 04:19 PM
BobG
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According to this article in the Washington Post, a peer-reviewed journal is retracting dozens of papers en mass...
Jul10-14 12:38 PM
nsaspook
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http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/25/showbiz/obit-eli-wallach/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 RIP jYGRIGwR7Uo
Jun28-14 11:28 AM
ModusPwnd
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Today the US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of over-the-air television broadcasters versus Aereo, which...
Jun25-14 09:41 AM
nsaspook
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http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/06/us/california-plane-incident/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 I hope everyone got out safely. ...
Jun24-14 05:54 PM
nsaspook
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Yesterday, the British Guiana one-cent magenta postage stamp of 1856 sold at auction for $9.5 million: ...
Jun18-14 08:59 PM
jtbell
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/technology-group-to-decide-cover-oregons-future/2014/04/24/cd96af...
Jun15-14 03:30 PM
edward
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Worst cities for postal worker dog bites (cnn.com) I can sympathize with those postal workers... I was bitten by a...
Jun14-14 12:41 PM
PhysicStragler
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After being held for five years, Bowe Bergdahl has been released by the Taliban: ...
Jun12-14 09:54 AM
OmCheeto
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The big question is whether or not the GOP can gain control of the US Senate. ...
Jun11-14 08:53 AM
mheslep
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I'm very surprised that nobody has posted on the topic. The FCC is planing to kill net neutrality in everything but...
Jun5-14 09:48 PM
Evo
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~240 were taken. They were taking a physics exam when they were abducted! Can Nigeria solve this problem? What are the...
Jun5-14 01:40 PM
Tobias Funke
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This happened in the same town I grew up and I even went to the same middle school, so this hits close to home. The...
Jun5-14 12:42 PM
mheslep
34 5,363
He said in a private conversation that he does not like some specific race of people. He did not make any jokes or...
Jun1-14 04:40 PM
Tobias Funke
30 5,425
I think this is a very interesting story. Let's get some discussion on it!...
May27-14 03:17 PM
Borg
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This is a reminder to all EU citizens that voting for European Parliament elections starts tomorrow! Check here for...
May24-14 04:07 AM
Czcibor
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It is completely a coincidence, but today is the two year anniversary of when I started the "Why Libya, Why Not...
May16-14 12:25 AM
AnTiFreeze3
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Here’s How Comcast Plans to Rule American Cable and Internet http://www.wired.com/business/2014/03/comcast-opinion/
May15-14 10:21 PM
SixNein
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http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/07/21352338-toronto-mayor-rob-ford-makes-death-threat-in-new-video ...
May7-14 07:25 AM
nsaspook
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They had one yesterday - 8.2 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-26846984 And now another is reported:...
May4-14 05:34 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/25/282384924/bitcoin-exchange-mt-gox-goes-dark-after-theft-report ...
Apr24-14 10:49 AM
nsaspook
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Maine has always been a place where prescription pain-killers are popular with junkies. Home invasions (looking for...
Apr17-14 11:23 AM
nsaspook
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Although I haven't been there for a long time. It is still sad to see things like this happening in my birthplace....
Apr10-14 06:17 PM
wukunlin
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Justices strike down political donor limits (CNN) No need to funnel your millions through PACs any more, unless I...
Apr2-14 12:03 PM
nsaspook
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I've heard several reports on radio news programs that the drought is severe across the western US, and apparently...
Apr2-14 12:53 AM
MathAmateur
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A lot! The city in question is Hampton, Florida, which may be erased from the map by the state legislature in a few...
Mar29-14 01:44 PM
jtbell
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Nils Horner, a Swedish journalist and correspondent for Sveriges Radio, was shot dead on 11 March 2014 in Kabul. Nils...
Mar12-14 08:38 PM
DevilsAvocado
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/unapproved-genetically-modified-wheat-from-monsanto-found-in-oregon-fiel...
Mar7-14 02:21 PM
Cowpoke
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There's a new lawsuit against fracking in Texas. Apparently the cranky plaintiffs don't want a fracking water tower...
Feb28-14 08:03 AM
SteamKing
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Finland's Olympic hockey team beat Russia in the quarterfinals. They'll now play Sweden in the semifinals, in effect...
Feb24-14 02:56 AM
Zarqon
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You're not supposed to flush it down the toilet! :eek: ...
Feb14-14 09:28 PM
CornMuffin
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I sadly say goodbye to one of my favorite actresses of all time, the great one and only Shirley Temple. A prodigy...
Feb12-14 10:39 PM
klimatos
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