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Forum: Snopes Spotting 25 July 2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,838
Posted By Mr. Billion
Is Snopes.com, the original Internet fact-checker, going out of business?

In a note posted on the site on Monday, Snopes — which has debunked stories about everything from Bigfoot to Miranda Cosgrove to President Trump — said it was “in danger of closing its doors” as a...
Forum: Social Studies 18 July 2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mr. Billion
Reporter Spreading fake news is becoming standard practice for governments across the world

Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with information ministries, specialized...
Forum: SLC 13 April 2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 130,137
Posted By Mr. Billion
Were there any actual animals at all in the...

Were there any actual animals at all in the "live-action" Jungle Book movie last year?

It was almost a year ago that I saw it, so I don't remember clearly. But I was talking with someone and the...
Forum: SLC 21 February 2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 231,433
Posted By Mr. Billion
Frankenstein is widely said to be the first...

Frankenstein is widely said to be the first science fiction novel. What was the second?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 31 January 2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,473
Posted By Mr. Billion
To be fair, there has in fact been some rioting. ...

To be fair, there has in fact been some rioting. (http://wtop.com/dc/2017/01/damage-remains-after-inauguration-day-rioting/)



This is rare, but it is real.

More to the point, though: I...
Forum: SLC 31 January 2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 231,433
Posted By Mr. Billion
McDonald's serves a double-quarter-pounder...

McDonald's serves a double-quarter-pounder hamburger. Does it weigh a half-pound?
Forum: SLC 13 January 2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 231,433
Posted By Mr. Billion
Would going into your attic and unrolling a bunch...

Would going into your attic and unrolling a bunch of rolls of aluminum foil to the underside of your roof, and stapling or otherwise affixing them there, significantly improve your home's insulation?...
Forum: SLC 27 November 2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 231,433
Posted By Mr. Billion
Is there any important or possibly-important...

Is there any important or possibly-important distinction between logging out of a Web site and simply deleting your browser's cookies from that Web site?
Forum: The Doctor Is In 19 November 2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,628
Posted By Mr. Billion
If this is just a policy of a group that's part...

If this is just a policy of a group that's part of the executive branch, not a piece of legislation, couldn't it easily be undone if the department changes its mind? I'm curious because in a few...
Forum: SLC 12 November 2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 231,433
Posted By Mr. Billion
Why is it that places with high population...

Why is it that places with high population densities in the U.S. tend to be more liberal than places with low population densities? Does that same pattern hold outside the U.S.? Why?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 November 2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,402
Posted By Mr. Billion
United States Only a small fraction of counties switched sides

Only a small fraction of U.S. counties voted differently this year than they did in 2012, but they were key counties that made a huge difference in the electoral college.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 36,413
Posted By Mr. Billion
Dog Fantastic, thanks!...

Fantastic, thanks! (http://www.duxburyvermont.org/index.asp?SEC=AB28124F-6DE1-45B4-B154-BB6A2228F103&Type=B_DIR) Zeb Towne. What a name.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 36,413
Posted By Mr. Billion
Is there anywhere that has dog catcher as an...

Is there anywhere that has dog catcher as an actual elected office? I've heard that term many times (as in "I wouldn't vote for that person for dog catcher!") but I don't think I've ever heard of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 November 2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,667
Posted By Mr. Billion
An interesting possibility: Maybe a Trump...

An interesting possibility: Maybe a Trump opponent did this to tarnish Trump supporters.

I've heard of two cases recently in which Black Lives Matter opponents vandalized their own property with...
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,072
Posted By Mr. Billion
If you find it so uninteresting, it's very...

If you find it so uninteresting, it's very strange you went out of your way to comment on it.

Lainie: No link, just something I was thinking about. It's odd to me that Trump appears to be...
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,072
Posted By Mr. Billion
Has Trump had a bigger cultural impact than Clinton?

Everyone can name Donald Trump's campaign slogan: "Make America Great Again." But can you name Clinton's? Does she even have one?

Most projections indicate a high likelihood of a Clinton victory a...
Forum: SLC 18 September 2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 159,309
Posted By Mr. Billion
I've had two broken toes, but was able to walk...

I've had two broken toes, but was able to walk (awkwardly) on both occasions. It was touching or attempting to bend the toe that hurt. When I walked, I placed all the weight on my heel and left the...
Forum: SLC 18 September 2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 159,309
Posted By Mr. Billion
Is the text of the original "black lives matter"...

Is the text of the original "black lives matter" Facebook post available anywhere? According to a few articles I've seen, the whole thing started out as a Facebook post in 2013 which then had a...
Forum: SLC 26 August 2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 159,309
Posted By Mr. Billion
Whalephant Question: Do the main political parties of the US...

Question: Do the main political parties of the US produce a "party platform" every year, or is that something unique to presidential election years?



That's a cool idea. Do you have any...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 August 2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,268
Posted By Mr. Billion
Federal judge refers Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal contempt

A federal judge said Friday that he will refer Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to be charged with criminal contempt of court. The decision comes after U.S. District...
Forum: SLC 13 August 2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 159,309
Posted By Mr. Billion
What's a good way to safely wipe a flash drive...

What's a good way to safely wipe a flash drive you don't trust? Just plugging it into your computer could be dangerous.
Forum: SLC 13 August 2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 188,825
Posted By Mr. Billion
Devil I saw a guy sitting and eating at a fast-food...

I saw a guy sitting and eating at a fast-food taco place wearing a ballcap that says "88" and a black T-shirt with Germanic runes and text including "Heritage" and "Tradition". He was there with...
Forum: Social Studies 02 August 2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,917
Posted By Mr. Billion
That's probably the best response.

That's probably the best response.
Forum: Social Studies 02 August 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,917
Posted By Mr. Billion
I always thought that this "Satanic" stuff was...

I always thought that this "Satanic" stuff was counterproductive. They're using the imagery of the devil for the shock value, but for obvious reasons it gives people the wrong idea about what they...
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 July 2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,910
Posted By Mr. Billion
This is good information, thanks for posting it!

This is good information, thanks for posting it!
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