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Forum: Politics 28 November 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 93,816
Posted By Broken Sword
Actually, the Salvation Army was formed in large...

Actually, the Salvation Army was formed in large part around a focus on reaching out to the poor, alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, and others that society tended to ignore or even despise. ...
Forum: NFBSK 04 November 2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 164,146
Posted By Broken Sword
I've at least heard about it secondhand. Perhaps...

I've at least heard about it secondhand. Perhaps this isn't the best source, but it convinces me.

I have a friend in the Philippines who said that mothers she knows do it. Specifically, mothers...
Forum: Religion 28 April 2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 44,582
Posted By Broken Sword
It's sorta funny to see them pushing carbon...

It's sorta funny to see them pushing carbon dating, considering the issues that so many of their peers have had with that little method.
Forum: Sports 26 April 2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 32,179
Posted By Broken Sword
Anyone see the Hall of Fame speech? Whatever the...

Anyone see the Hall of Fame speech? Whatever the truth of those two rumors (the high school cut and the Isaiah Thomas freeze-out) is, it seems clear that Michael Jordan believes both of them, or at...
Forum: Crime 08 April 2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 36,951
Posted By Broken Sword
Not famous at all, but a friend of mine...

Not famous at all, but a friend of mine disappeared for 11 years before revealing that he really was alive. Faked a drowning death by going out fishing in the Columbia on a nasty day and leaving the...
Forum: Fauxtography 31 March 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,082
Posted By Broken Sword
Reminds me of Atticus Finch. Or my own family.

Reminds me of Atticus Finch. Or my own family.
Forum: Fauxtography 30 March 2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 87,299
Posted By Broken Sword
I got a kick out of seeing bthyb post the picture...

I got a kick out of seeing bthyb post the picture followed immediately by "Are you kidding me? That thing looks nothing like a Gremlin."
Forum: Critter Country 19 March 2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 28,361
Posted By Broken Sword
Well, at least he admits that his source was some...

Well, at least he admits that his source was some random guy saying something in the '50s.

Even without the dubious source, I wouldn't believe this one for a second. I doubt it's been...
Forum: Religion 18 March 2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 106,002
Posted By Broken Sword
No, that seems absurd. Some of her opponents...

No, that seems absurd. Some of her opponents have attacked her for supposedly making Calcutta look a lot worse than it really is, and you're suggesting that people assumed based on her mere presence...
Forum: Religion 17 March 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 106,002
Posted By Broken Sword
I asked a couple pages ago, and you're under no...

I asked a couple pages ago, and you're under no obligation to provide it, but I would like to see the cites for this.





I'm not Catholic, but my mom and several of my friends are, and I'm...
Forum: Religion 17 March 2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 106,002
Posted By Broken Sword
It looks like that was the same place she was...

It looks like that was the same place she was treated 7 years later (http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-788125.html) as well.
Forum: Religion 16 March 2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 106,002
Posted By Broken Sword
Can you provide a cite for that, or is that an...

Can you provide a cite for that, or is that an urban legend too? The hospital you linked appears to have started operating in 2006...
Forum: Religion 16 March 2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 106,002
Posted By Broken Sword
Is all this stuff just urban legend material that...

Is all this stuff just urban legend material that you heard rumors about or stuff that you got from people who had direct knowledge of what actually went on?
Forum: Religion 16 March 2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 106,002
Posted By Broken Sword
I've had two friends serve in her homes for...

I've had two friends serve in her homes for extended periods of time, one of whom who served directly with Mother Theresa herself and one who served at one of her homes several years after she died. ...
Forum: Religion 16 March 2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 106,002
Posted By Broken Sword
Hitchens was so famous for how much he disliked...

Hitchens was so famous for how much he disliked Mother Theresa that the Catholic Church asked him to serve as the pseuo-"Devil's Advocate" at the procedure to determine her beautification.
Forum: Critter Country 08 March 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89,945
Posted By Broken Sword
Alaska has never had venomous snakes (and may not...

Alaska has never had venomous snakes (and may not have any snakes at all). Hawaii has no native snakes on land, and no venomous introduced snakes on land, but they do have the venomous sea snake in...
Forum: Fauxtography 05 March 2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 116,969
Posted By Broken Sword
We have a "Pho King" restaurant in the South Bay....

We have a "Pho King" restaurant in the South Bay. I'm immature enough to giggle on the inside every time I pass.
Forum: Fauxtography 01 March 2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 113,527
Posted By Broken Sword
$1500 sounds close to possible for all 9 kids...

$1500 sounds close to possible for all 9 kids combined, if they even could still be collecting for all 9 kids (I don't know what the law states for Louisiana). Per kid, it's so stupid that anyone...
Forum: Critter Country 01 March 2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,579
Posted By Broken Sword
Considering the fact that England gets "panther"...

Considering the fact that England gets "panther" sightings, I don't put much weight in most of the US sightings in unexpected areas. Sure, 1 in a 100 might be a cougar, but the vast majority are...
Forum: Politics 12 January 2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 86,798
Posted By Broken Sword
Sometimes I'm convinced that Snopes and Barbara...

Sometimes I'm convinced that Snopes and Barbara make up some of these emails and send them to each other for fun. :lol:
Forum: Critter Country 12 January 2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 54,412
Posted By Broken Sword
As someone who has dealt with many venomous...

As someone who has dealt with many venomous snakes and who interacts with dozens of people who handle venomous snakes, I would say that rumorbuster's cites exactly match the accepted knowledge in the...
Forum: Fauxtography 12 January 2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 69,015
Posted By Broken Sword
This happened to me too. We were having a...

This happened to me too. We were having a problem with the light and I was doing something stupid, trying to figure out why it kept going out. Suddenly flames shot out the top when my face was just...
Forum: Fauxtography 08 January 2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,298
Posted By Broken Sword
That's what I was thinking the second I saw it.

That's what I was thinking the second I saw it.
Forum: College 08 January 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 56,456
Posted By Broken Sword
There's a whole family of "diving ducks", but all...

There's a whole family of "diving ducks", but all the ones I'm aware of dive from the water's surface, not from the air.

Other species of fish-eating birds dive into the water from the...
Forum: Trivia 06 January 2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 48,207
Posted By Broken Sword
My dad was born 7 months after his teenage...

My dad was born 7 months after his teenage parents were married. He was surprisingly large and healthy for such a premature birth.
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