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General Discussion / Re: Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched
« Last post by Highlander on October 30, 2014, 11:13:12 PM »
I'm a Highlander and I grew up around old folks talking gaelic. I still occasionally hear it even in the city. Is it a useful or important thing to have? I'm not sure. I live close to a heavily funded gaelic school - my kids don't go to it.
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General Discussion / Re: Firing Squad-Style Police Killing of Mentally Ill Man
« Last post by jmhpolar on October 30, 2014, 10:35:20 PM »
This can't be real!  It has to be anti law enforcement propaganda.

Dashboard Cam Captures Gruesome Footage of Firing Squad-Style Police Killing of Mentally Ill Man


OK watching that pissed me off.   >:(

Then I read they (the "TRAINED" police officers) only hit 11 out of 47 and I couldn't stop laughing.   :P
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Zero Hedge: How Long Can the Shale Revolution Last?
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A new study has cast serious doubt on whether the much-ballyhooed U.S. shale oil and gas revolution has long-term staying power.
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Breaking News / Re: Middle east war spills over into germany
« Last post by Brennus on October 30, 2014, 08:49:55 PM »
Things in the Fatherland are not good, and getting worse. I still communicate with some of my relatives there, and they too are commenting about it.

Sadly, knowing that this is coming, Germany still takes them in. I think Ches may be right. If ever the neonazis get going, or even some of the more right wing parties, look for that to change. It's time for Germany to put up the "fuck off, we're full" signs.

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Breaking News / Re: Ebola Outbreak News - Ebola in the BIG APPLE. NYC..
« Last post by Pamplemousse on October 30, 2014, 08:37:24 PM »
Jesus Christ!!  I was just commenting on what an idiot I was in the third grade, not understanding what being in isolation meant.  As far as I know now, it does not mean being put into an ice cube by yourself.  Although that plasticky tent looks close.
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Breaking News / Re: Ebola Outbreak News - Ebola in the BIG APPLE. NYC..
« Last post by Zac on October 30, 2014, 08:17:50 PM »
When I was a kid, I thought being isolated was terrible -- who wants to be in an ice cube by themselves?

People need to be reasonable.  For example, when I have the flu or even a cold, I avoid contact with other people so I don't spread it around.  On the other hand, I've seen feverish looking people coughing up a lung who are still out shopping.

People may need to be rational and reasonable, but they AREN'T. You are expecting way too much. Some people will have to be locked down in quarantine and monitored for compliance. It may seem harsh but it beats having them spread this thing.

We need to deal with that by a case-by-case basis.  Someone like Duncan was was clearly infected and contagious should have quarantined, voluntarily or otherwise.  On the hand, there is no justification for involuntarily quarantining someone like the maine nurse who is asymptomatic and has tested negative.  A recommendation to minimize contact and continued monitoring is warranted, but holding her under house arrest is not. 

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Breaking News / Re: Ebola Outbreak News - Ebola in the BIG APPLE. NYC..
« Last post by Abha on October 30, 2014, 08:03:39 PM »
When I was a kid, I thought being isolated was terrible -- who wants to be in an ice cube by themselves?

People need to be reasonable.  For example, when I have the flu or even a cold, I avoid contact with other people so I don't spread it around.  On the other hand, I've seen feverish looking people coughing up a lung who are still out shopping.

People may need to be rational and reasonable, but they AREN'T. You are expecting way too much. Some people will have to be locked down in quarantine and monitored for compliance. It may seem harsh but it beats having them spread this thing.

Watching this brings on visions of implementation of agoraphobia. In this scenario though it isn't a mental health condition.
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General Discussion / Re: Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched
« Last post by Grumalg on October 30, 2014, 08:02:31 PM »
Note they say they have 10 million and are expecting to have 30 million words soon, but they don't say they have 10 million unique words.  I suspect they are counting the number of words in all the text they have.

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Breaking News / Re: Ebola Outbreak News - Ebola in the BIG APPLE. NYC..
« Last post by transplant on October 30, 2014, 07:58:20 PM »
God almighty, your patience dealing with that WBoardman ("REMAIN CALM"), christ.

If that didn't give you a rage-stroke, you're immune to one medical malady at least.

And I laughed out loud when they accused you of ad hominems, after insulting you or your sources dozens of times. Incredible.

Agreed, guy is a fucking idiot quite frankly. Which part of "uncontrollable outbreak of Biohazard Level 4 virus" do these people not get?

I'm sorry that experts and any others informed on the situation can't remain calm  >:D

Gromit: moved post outside the quote blocks
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Middle East/Global Uprisings & Unrest / Coup in Burkina Faso
« Last post by Gromit on October 30, 2014, 07:56:41 PM »
Burkina Faso army announces dissolution of govt, parliament
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Burkina Faso’s army has announced the dissolution of the country’s National Assembly and the establishment of a new transitional governing body after nearly two days of opposition protests outside government buildings.

“A transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties. A return to the constitutional order is expected in no more than 12 months,” General Honore Traore told a news conference on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, a state of emergency was declared in the capital, Ouagadougou. Furious demonstrators set fire to the Parliament building among other government structures, reportedly forcing President Blaise Compaore to abandon constitutional amendment plans which would allow him to seek reelection for a third term next year.
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