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Forum: Techno-Babble 24 November 2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon27 This flat-Earther just postponed his plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/11/24/this-flat-earther-just-postponed-his-plan-to-launch-himself-in-a-homemade-rocket-saturday.html

Can there be any doubt that the government is blocking...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 November 2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Fright Texas Woman Charged With Mailing Explosives To State's Governor And Obama

Julia Poff, a 46-year-old woman in Sealy, Texas, has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to then-President Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in October 2016. A third package went to the Social...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 24 November 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I have a very vague memory of drinking something...

I have a very vague memory of drinking something out of a tube that I have always though was to immunize for polio. I seem to remember there was more than one dose, given in separate appointments. ...
Forum: Social Studies 24 November 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Battle erupts over control of Charles Manson's remains, estate

There’s a battle brewing over the remains and estate of mass murderer Charles Manson.

Reports of two unverified wills surfaced Friday, with each leaving the killer’s estate to a different person....
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 24 November 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon215 Egypt: Hundreds dead as mosque attackers gun down worshippers

At least 235 people were killed and another 109 injured in an attack Friday on a Sufi mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region, Egyptian state-run media reported, in what appears to be the deadliest...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 November 2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Hard to imagine why it wouldn't be. It's got to...

Hard to imagine why it wouldn't be. It's got to be one of the least expensive shows they produce, and there's a fanbase dedicated enough that the show might be a deciding factor in whether to...
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 November 2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I wondered about that myself, considering he...

I wondered about that myself, considering he tried to get funding from a number of other sources unsuccessfully, before he began soliciting from the flat-earthers. If so, I hope he goes after the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 22 November 2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon27 Man about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.
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Forum: The Doctor Is In 22 November 2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Marvelous, interesting article. Thanks for...

Marvelous, interesting article. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 November 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,824
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I was never a teeny-bopper, and was completely...

I was never a teeny-bopper, and was completely mystified at the time as to what girls saw in the likes of David Cassidy, Donny Osmond, and so forth. (Then again, to some degree I'm still mystified...
Forum: Rantidote 21 November 2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 116,674
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Also, wondering why they'd be firing off...

Also, wondering why they'd be firing off skyrockets in the daytime -- seems like a waste.
Forum: We've Got Mail 21 November 2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,142
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Possibly the downside of better spam filters?

Possibly the downside of better spam filters?
Forum: Social Studies 20 November 2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By E. Q. Taft
And, thank you, Onion: ‘Piggies’ Written In...

And, thank you, Onion:

‘Piggies’ Written In Blood On Clouds Only Clue In Shocking Murder Of Six Angels (https://www.theonion.com/piggies-written-in-blood-on-clouds-only-clue-in-shockin-1820613813)
Forum: Social Studies 20 November 2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By E. Q. Taft
He also supposedly studied Scientology in prison,...

He also supposedly studied Scientology in prison, and utilized some of its terminology and techniques.

It's sad that there weren't social and psychological services available that might have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Woman says Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010

A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.

It is the first allegation of improper...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 November 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I saw the trailer for this last night (with...

I saw the trailer for this last night (with Justice League). Amusingly, it played right after the trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, leaving me to wonder if there were any upcoming movies...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I seem to recall that when a new government was...

I seem to recall that when a new government was formed in Afghanistan, after we chased the Taliban out of power, one of the boasts was that their new constitution required that at least a third, or...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 November 2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 186,672
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think if you leave World War II out of history,...

I think if you leave World War II out of history, too much else would be changed to leave us in a recognizable present. It really was the pivotal event of the 20th century in many ways.

Anyway, I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By E. Q. Taft
:rolleyes: Well, this certainly ought to help: ...

:rolleyes: Well, this certainly ought to help:

Sitting [Ohio] Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yes, that's been one of the reason for a blanket...

Yes, that's been one of the reason for a blanket ban on ivory imports. In theory, I have no objection in trading in ivory that was taken from elephants decades ago, or what might be harvested from...
Forum: Social Studies 16 November 2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,486
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm really angry with Al Franken at the moment. ...

I'm really angry with Al Franken at the moment. For one thing, I've always liked him -- as a writer, as a comedian, as a political pundit and activist, and as a Senator. It's really a betrayal when...
Forum: Police Blotter 16 November 2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By E. Q. Taft
It's one of those things where I think it's...

It's one of those things where I think it's protected speech, but I also don't think it's something you ought to do. Not because I'm that worried about annoying Trump voters, but I can understand...
Forum: Police Blotter 16 November 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Were I arguing the case against the truck owner,...

Were I arguing the case against the truck owner, I would probably state that the part about "NFBSK Trump" is protected speech, but adding "...and NFBSK you for voting for him," crosses the line into...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By E. Q. Taft
What, they haven't called for land mines yet?

What, they haven't called for land mines yet?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Fright I don't know if it would quite rise to the level...

I don't know if it would quite rise to the level where I would insist on his resignation (from what has been revealed thus far) but it's pretty bad. God damn it, Al.

(If it was something that had...
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