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Old 03-28-2019, 12:40 AM   #3796
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Fans of Public Radio Stations might want to look up schedules at public radio fan dot com.
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:03 AM   #3797
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A fascinating read. The Day the Dinosaurs Died
A young paleontologist may have discovered a record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth.

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Richards had previously estimated that the worldwide earthquake generated by the KT impact could have been a thousand times stronger than the biggest earthquake ever experienced in human history. Using that gauge, he calculated that potent seismic waves would have arrived at Tanis six minutes, ten minutes, and thirteen minutes after the impact. (Different types of seismic waves travel at different speeds.) The brutal shaking would have been enough to trigger a large seiche, and the first blobs of glass would have started to rain down seconds or minutes afterward. They would have continued to fall as the seiche waves rolled in and out, depositing layer upon layer of sediment and each time *sealing the tektites in place. The Tanis site, in short, did not span the first day of the impact: it probably recorded the first hour or so. This fact, if true, renders the site even more fabulous than previously thought. It is almost beyond credibility that a precise geological transcript of the most important sixty minutes of Earth’s history could still exist millions of years later—a sort of high-speed, high-resolution video of the event recorded in fine layers of stone. DePalma said, “It’s like finding the Holy Grail clutched in the bony fingers of Jimmy Hoffa, sitting on top of the Lost Ark.” If Tanis had been closer to or farther from the impact point, this beautiful coincidence of timing could not have happened. “There’s nothing in the world that’s ever been seen like this,” Richards told me.
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Old 04-21-2019, 04:04 AM   #3798
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If you have a few minutes I'd highly recommend this story of Dr Seuss and Hans Conried making a movie.


If you don't have time... Make Time, Dammit.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:12 AM   #3799
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You're very kind, Bruce.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:55 AM   #3800
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It's a great article but then I'm bias, Dr Suess came from up home.
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #3801
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In Greyhound racing nobody likes a cheater, but everyone enjoyed a Cheetah.
Somebody did a lot of digging to uncover this story.
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Old 04-28-2019, 09:56 PM   #3802
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"Somebody" had a subscription to the British Newspaper Archives.
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:58 AM   #3803
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I know how much time it takes to do a piddling couple of paragraphs, can't imagine researching and composing a great story like that one.
I get the impression that domestic cats came from Cheetahs. The way they take to some people and ignore others, and rather than a go for the throat attack, they just reach out and cut you when you don't expect it. No muss, no fuss, tag you're it.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:35 AM   #3804
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Photographer Visits Famous Tourist Spots, Faces The Wrong Direction…

I found it kind of interesting. Going to famous landmarks, and looking the other direction. Unless you've been there, ya don't ever see what's behind the photographer.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:20 PM   #3805
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Washington Post


The Ex-Im Bank loans money, your tax money, to promote business.
The borrowers;
#1 PEMEX Oil owned by the government of Mexico - $7 Billion.
#2 Emirates Airlines owned by the government of Dubai - $3.34 Billion.
#3 State-owned Kenya Airways.
#4 State-owned Air China.
#5 Russia’s state-owned bank VEB.
#6 Roy Hill mining, owned by Australia’s richest woman, a multibillionaire.

All the Democrats, and most of the Republicans voted to continue the Im-Ex Bank.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:30 PM   #3806
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Photographer Visits Famous Tourist Spots, Faces The Wrong Direction…

I found it kind of interesting. Going to famous landmarks, and looking the other direction. Unless you've been there, ya don't ever see what's behind the photographer.
ƒucking LOVE IT. bookmarked. fascinating, to see that these are real, regular places
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:39 AM   #3807
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The Ex-Im Bank loans money, your tax money, to promote business.
The borrowers;
#1 PEMEX Oil owned by the government of Mexico - $7 Billion.
#2 Emirates Airlines owned by the government of Dubai - $3.34 Billion.
#3 State-owned Kenya Airways.
#4 State-owned Air China.
#5 Russia’s state-owned bank VEB.
#6 Roy Hill mining, owned by Australia’s richest woman, a multibillionaire.

All the Democrats, and most of the Republicans voted to continue the Im-Ex Bank.
To be fair, the loans are contingent on them using the money to buy US products. So the money still primarily goes to large corporations, but US ones.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:44 AM   #3808
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How in the hell does Dufuckingbai need to borrow money from anyone?
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:54 AM   #3809
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We're bribing them to buy US planes instead of Airbus.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:02 AM   #3810
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Sounds like an anticipation of loss.

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Hah! We ain't using our money for this shit!
I know where there's a shit load of 737 MAXs for sale. Cheap.
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