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Old 08-07-2018, 10:16 PM   #3901
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Ha!

Well, that explains why they are surplus. WTF? 2.25 inches wide? You'll likely get poop on your fingers. Americans aren't going to put up with that.
Its Arab toilet paper.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:18 PM   #3902
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The right consistency of shit would fit neatly into the patterns and even enhance them
You a sick dude.lol.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:21 PM   #3903
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I've been smelling plenty of pot in DC since the law changed, but most people are discretely smoking it, even if outdoors.

This morning however, there was a guy smoking a pretty big joint at the outside seating of Potbelly right next to my building. This is corporate America type stuff. It's amazing how things have changed.
Why what law changed in DC?
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:19 AM   #3904
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The DC pot law is complicated, and I don't really understand it fully.

It's still illegal to sell, but possession of a small amount is fine. And giving it away is legal. So lots of pot places are selling something else and throwing a joint in for free as a gift with purchase of the other item. Smoking in public is illegal, I think, but I haven't seen it enforced.

Of course it's still against federal law, so you could be arrested at any time by one of the couple thousand feds walking around, but they don't seem to care.

DC legalized pot posession, but Congress controls the purse strings for DC and put a clause in the budget saying that the DC government can't spend even one penny on regulating pot sales. So the local government had intended to set up rules for a marketplace, but because of Congress, there are none, and it's illegal to sell.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:28 AM   #3905
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And yet it can be bought. There's the inevitability of markets. Governments cannot prevent markets when there is demand.

In the USSR, a third of the food consumed was bought and sold on the black market.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:06 PM   #3906
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Meanwhile in Germany...

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German police have rescued a man after he called for help saying a baby squirrel would not leave him alone.

Emergency services received a call on Thursday from the man, who claimed he was being chased down the street by the tiny animal.
Police in the city of Karlsruhe said the unnamed man called them in desperation after he was unable to shake off the small rodent.

Officers sent a police patrol car out to investigate and arrived to find the chase still in full flow. But the drama ended suddenly when the squirrel, apparently exhausted by its exertions, lay down abruptly and fell asleep. ...

… “It often happens that squirrels which have lost their mothers look for a replacement and then focus their efforts on one person,” said the police spokeswoman Christina Krenz.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:58 AM   #3907
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:42 AM   #3908
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A stranded parrot turned the air blue when it verbally abused a crew of firefighters who had came to rescue it from a roof.

Officers from London Fire Brigade were called to rescue Jessie, a turquoise and yellow Macaw parrot, after she had spent three days stuck on the roof of a house in Edmonton, north London.

The animal had escaped from its home nearby and the RSPCA called in the emergency services on Monday morning, after they and Jessie’s owners were unable to coax her down.

LFB watch manager Chris Swallow, who attended the scene, said: “Jessie had been on the same roof for three days and there were concerns that she may be injured which is why she hadn’t come down.”

The fire crew quickly sent a volunteer up a ladder with a bowl of food and a fluffy white towel to rescue the bird, complete with instructions from the bird’s owners to tell Jess “I love you” to encourage her to come down.

The efforts by Green Watch from Edmonton station to charm the misbehaving bird went smoothly at first, and she responded positively, telling her would-be rescuer that she loved him back.

But, Jessie soon launched a foul-mouthed tirade against the fire crew, telling the fighter fighters to “f*** off”.

“We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement,” said Mr Swallow.

Jessie and her unnamed owner also speak Turkish and Greek, so the crew also tried “telling her to ‘come’ in both those language” too.

Thankfully, it soon became apparent that Jessie was uninjured as she flew off to another roof and then to a tree before being renunited with her owner.
It seems quite fitting that a Mr Swallow was in charge of the operation.

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Old 08-14-2018, 06:10 AM   #3909
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Nice run of weird news.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:42 AM   #3910
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A waste of time and taxpayers money for a damn bird.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:03 AM   #3911
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A waste of time and taxpayers money for a damn bird.

It seems that the LFB agrees with that sentiment.

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The LFB has repeatedly called on members of the public not to dial 999 when a pet becomes trapped, following a huge increase in the number of call outs.

A parrot is not the most unusual animal the service has been called out for though, after it was called out to rescue an iguana from a roof in Tower Hamlets in May 2008 and a chimp trapped in a chimney in Tower Hamlets in January 2010.

Three months earlier, a crew had been called out to save a kitten which had wedged its head inside a bongo drum in Newham.

Last month Devon Fire and Rescue was criticized for dispatching 15 firefighters and two engines to a rescue a seagull on a church roof.

The bird flew off when the crews arrived at the church in Honiton, but the call-out was reported to have cost up to £1,000.

On Monday, the LFB called on members of the public only to emergency services to deal with trapped animals if the RSPCA had been unable to help.

“As with this incident, the RSPCA should be contacted in the first instance and we would always urge people to do the same if they see an animal stuck or in distress.

If the RSPCA require our assistance, they will call us and we are happy to assist with our specialist equipment,” said a spokesperson.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:24 AM   #3912
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a chimp trapped in a chimney in Tower Hamlets in January 2010.
To be fair, this one does seem like it would require something more advanced than coaxing and a towel.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:49 AM   #3913
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To be fair, this one does seem like it would require something more advanced than coaxing and a towel.
I once had to help with a horse which managed to get a front hoof trapped in a piece of farm machinery, a harrow if memory serves, and the fire brigade was called without any hesitation.

The RSPCA, dedicated souls that they are, wouldn't have been able to help and would probably have taken a lot longer to arrive.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:09 PM   #3914
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Speaking of animal rescue

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Old 08-14-2018, 12:11 PM   #3915
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Monkey in a chimney? Start a fire.
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