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Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2017, 01:08 PM
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Views: 51,882
Posted By Steve
Two aviation officers have been fired, and two...

Two aviation officers have been fired, and two others suspended , over the forced removal of a United Airlines passenger from his flight.
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Forum: SLC 17 October 2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 95,304
Posted By Steve
Yeah, the write A. J. Jacobs...

Yeah, the write A. J. Jacobs...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 October 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
5) Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

5) Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 October 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
2) The Domesday Book. I always wondered how it...

2) The Domesday Book. I always wondered how it got that name.

5) Troy

6) The Cars
Forum: Rantidote 05 October 2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 35,798
Posted By Steve
I went to a pretty small high school with about...

I went to a pretty small high school with about 150 people in my graduating class. We had almost 90 people at my 20 year reunion, including the spouses and partners. The woman who organized it rented...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 September 2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
UEL, for number 1 you're thinking of Don King....

UEL, for number 1 you're thinking of Don King. But I'm pretty sure it's a hip-hop star. I'll go with Kanye West thought it could be P-Diddy.
Forum: Snopes Spotting 21 September 2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,124
Posted By Steve
Snopes and the Search for Truth in a Post-Fact World

Feeling depressed about the conflation of fiction and fact in the first few months of 2017, I steered a car into the hills of Calabasas to meet with one person whom many rely on to set things...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
2. What word was used to describe a best-selling...

2. What word was used to describe a best-selling 1980 "Handbook" by Lisa Birnbach as well as the 1986 "Murder" of Jennifer Levin by Robert Chambers? Preppy

3. What ancient Roman observance fell on...
Forum: Rantidote 17 September 2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 35,798
Posted By Steve
Something similar happened to me when I was...

Something similar happened to me when I was reading The Girl on the Train. Granted it's a novel so I wasn't annoyed, but when the narrator discussed a murder case I was familiar with she gets a lot...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 September 2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
I've got number seven. They were all captured by...

I've got number seven. They were all captured by pirates.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 August 2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
6) is the Copenhagen interpretation

6) is the Copenhagen interpretation
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 August 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,299
Posted By Steve
People get arrested for that....

People get arrested for that. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/lb-williams-black-florida_n_1098306.html

(The article's about a weird cross-burning incident, but towards the end it lists...
Forum: Crash and Burn 09 August 2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By Steve
Possibly related to the case of the missing URL ...

Possibly related to the case of the missing URL

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/mysterious-case-two-men-found-dead-authon-du-perche-french-village-solved

ETA:OK, now I've actually...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 August 2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,794
Posted By Steve
No, she wrote as a sarcastic summary of the...

No, she wrote as a sarcastic summary of the article, ""hey Trump might be bad but Clinton (Bill) was worse and he didn't get impeached"
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 August 2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,794
Posted By Steve
But there wasn't a "But Clinton" defense. Despite...

But there wasn't a "But Clinton" defense. Despite what Sue claims, no, nothing in that article says that Bill Clinton was worse than Trump. It makes a historical comparison. At no point does it say...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 August 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,794
Posted By Steve
You quoted it above:

You quoted it above:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 August 2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,794
Posted By Steve
Which parts made me think what? The bit about...

Which parts made me think what? The bit about what's most prudent? I never said that so I'm not sure what you're saying I think.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 August 2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,794
Posted By Steve
Yes he does. He refers to "the willful blindness...

Yes he does. He refers to "the willful blindness of partisans." I don't know how that could be any clearer.
Forum: History 05 August 2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,988
Posted By Steve
Changing views on child mortality and economic sanctions in Iraq

The sanctions undoubtedly greatly reduced the countryís ability to import supplies of food and medicine. Particular concerns arose about the state of young children. These concerns crystalised in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 August 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,794
Posted By Steve
He doesn't say we should focus on the economy. He...

He doesn't say we should focus on the economy. He merely points out that many Republicans will focus on the economy. I'm honestly not sure how you can square your reading with, say, the remark about...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 August 2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,794
Posted By Steve
Do you mean this article?...

Do you mean this article? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/04/would-even-care-if-was-guilty.html Because it doesn't say what you're saying at all:
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 August 2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
1) The first and only president and vice...

1) The first and only president and vice president of the Confederacy were named, respectively, after what two American founding fathers?
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton

5) The Best...
Forum: SLC 29 July 2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 95,304
Posted By Steve
Anyone know any cool things to do in Tampa? I'm...

Anyone know any cool things to do in Tampa? I'm only there a few days.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 July 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
It happened to me with number 4 this week

It happened to me with number 4 this week
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 July 2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 43,342
Posted By Steve
1 is Athens

1 is Athens
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