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Science / Re: Interstellar asteroid
Nice.  Can't help but speculate that it's perhaps an irregular-shaped chunk of ejecta

ie space shit
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^ yep you can see the first abandoned balls attempt

It's a balls up
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-42023605

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The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign
No big deal - someone at The Pentagon just accidentally pressed the wrong button - nothing to worry about
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What's a 'Jared Fogle' and why should I care?
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And 40 years ago even more so.  As much as he disgusts me, this has the appearance of a news/Republican/ establishment hit job.

Oh that wasn't what I was saying at all - just that this attitude towards juveniles is pretty much ingrained in the social groups the right wing taps into
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Since some of these states practice child marriage as young as 12 this is probably considered 'normal'
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Science / Re: Giant Coconut crabs are also predators!
2008
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During a tagging experiment, one coconut crab was observed catching and eating a Polynesian Rat (Rattus exulans).
http://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/coconut-crabs/

So is it bad reporting?  Or are the scientists mentioned in the "story" really that ignorant of the crab?

(I say it's both)


It may be a combination of one scientist trying to big up his 'discovery' and dumb journalists with their usual anti science slant

http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156854005774353485

https://www.itsnature.org/sea/coconut-crab/

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Although a Coconuts Crabs main diet consists of coconuts and fleshy fruit they have been known to eat smaller crabs and have even been witnessed eating rats and small rodents. It has also been suggested that Coconut Crabs will sometimes eat carrion.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41884014

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Meanwhile, President Donald Trump, on a tour of Asia, said guns were not to blame for the shooting.
"We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, but this isn't a guns situation," he said.

Yes because allowing people with 'mental health problems' access to any sort of gun, not least the sort that fires dozens of rounds per minute isn't a problem. Twat!
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shooter identified.  white guy, mid 20s.  I'm hearing that the church was AME = african methodist episocal.  iow, another case of white guy shoots up black church

Doesn't appear to be:

http://www.ssfb.net/

sounds more like this was a local boy with anger management issues and a new toy grudge thing

Small church - average attendance around 50 - POS seems to have shot pretty much the entire congregation including the pastor's daughter

 heartbreaking
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: Harvey Weinstein
Breitbart has been crowing about the fact they've controlled the narrative on this one and that they're leveraging the scandal to purge the (((liberal))) (((elite))). Various journalists from real news outlets have been pretty straightforward about the fact that the volume of their coverage and the manner in which they're reporting on the story is largely a response to the pressure they're getting from Breitbart and Fox.

That's interesting but if so they are playing a risky game given Trump is essentially the Harvey Weinstein of US presidents. If anything I would have thought this could easily blow up in the pussy grabber's face and I suspect if they are trying to control things it's largely a vain effort to deflect things away from him.

except that it's clear that the double standard is a-ok with the right wing.

Of course it is, but it's not really about them - I bet there are a lot of women out there Trump has sexually harassed with their stories to tell someone who actually cares.
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: Harvey Weinstein
Breitbart has been crowing about the fact they've controlled the narrative on this one and that they're leveraging the scandal to purge the (((liberal))) (((elite))). Various journalists from real news outlets have been pretty straightforward about the fact that the volume of their coverage and the manner in which they're reporting on the story is largely a response to the pressure they're getting from Breitbart and Fox.

That's interesting but if so they are playing a risky game given Trump is essentially the Harvey Weinstein of US presidents. If anything I would have thought this could easily blow up in the pussy grabber's face and I suspect if they are trying to control things it's largely a vain effort to deflect things away from him.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Huh, compromise with what, exactly?

They could have allowed slavery but only for half the week, the other half they got paid or a day off.
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He's a fantasist
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: Harvey Weinstein
I'm amazed there are not more stories like that about Trump - they must be heavily suppressing stuff for President Pussy grabber

He's very much the Weinstein president
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And yet 22 states have marriage as young as 11
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My thoughts exactly
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Politics and Current Events / Child marriage in the US
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-41727495/why-does-the-us-have-so-many-child-brides

I'm surprised about the extent of this, I had no idea this was a 'thing' except maybe in some weird sects like Mormons and even then I thought it was illegal. So the US has no legal age limits for sex either? And yet I've seen cases of guys prosecuted for sex with a minor or child rape so is that just because it varies from state to state?
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
No idea but I was addressing people for who Trump is president in general
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
More fantasies
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Donald Trump has blamed a rise in crime in the UK on "radical Islamic terror", despite there being no evidence to support the claim.

In an early morning tweet the President said: "Just out report: 'United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.' Not good, we must keep America safe!"

Even if it were true, what is the connection between US safety and crime in the UK?

Reader comment:
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the number of murders in the UK is alarming at 640, in a population of c64m. But then I remembered that the FBI announced, on Sept. 17, Chicago hit 500 homicides this year, from a population of just over 2m.



You have an incompetent moron for a president
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can you translate that into american russian?

Vodka, perestroika, Checkov
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I love his defense being, "classic leftist kind of propaganda, fake news."

What a dick.

Put his eyes out, stick him in jail and confiscate his wealth.

The classic right wing propaganda is blaming fake news on the left when most of it came from the right
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I caught a bit of Trumps speech in Greece today at lunch, there was music on and the tv was low but it sounded like he was just reading from a speech (badly) and a very quick/clipped fashion. Anyone else catch it?

No I've had the shots