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Post by chris63 on Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:52 am

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Post by halfwise on Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:00 pm

Bad video. Where's the x-ray of the 3 fingers? They only flash something briefly but don't dwell on it the way they would if that was what was going on. I think this is an edit designed to lead you down the wrong path.

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Post by chris63 on Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:44 am

I want my 3 fingered aliens Sad

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Post by halfwise on Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:01 am

The last Wooly Mammoths survived on a couple of islands north of Siberia until about the time the pyramids were built.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/study-reveals-last-woolly-mammoths-201105919.html

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Post by azriel on Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:41 am

Ive got a soft spot for mammoths. Beautiful lumbering beasts. There was talk of bringing this species back via cloning, Tech lab interference. If it were possible how would a Mammoth cope in todays world ?

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Post by halfwise on Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:43 pm


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Post by azriel on Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed that video Halfy Smile

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Post by azriel on Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:56 pm


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Post by azriel on Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:01 am


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Post by azriel on Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:28 pm

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Entrance to the municipal cemetery in Lujan, Buenos Aires

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Post by halfwise on Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:55 pm

I've been to a different cemetary in Buenos Aires, and it was definitely an experience.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:45 pm


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Post by halfwise on Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:20 pm

Thanks Forest, that was great! After 2 minutes I quit what I was doing for the next 45 minutes.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:35 pm

Didn't Mel Gibson use Matera for his Jesus film?

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Post by azriel on Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:27 am

Loved that vid Smile And he is just the kind of humourist, bumbling, intelligent yet roughly handsome guy I like Smile

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Post by halfwise on Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:32 am

What is it with Brit guys who know they are on video for the public, yet never even think of combing their hair? At least run your fingers through it.

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Post by azriel on Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:30 pm

Il run my fingers thru it Smile


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Post by halfwise on Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:56 pm

I don't fully buy this story, but there are a lot if interesting historical tidbits here, distorted though they may be:

https://medium.com/@fcameronlister/the-surprising-location-of-atlantis-aa75937356e2

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Yesterday at 3:55 pm

{{ Been reading a bit about the causes of the French Revolution and how Marie Antionette was used as a scapegoat. The main factor in the roots of the revolution it turns out was America. France spent several times its anual income suporting the revolutionaries in America against the British Crown, and after the formation of the United States America welched on its debts and refused to pay France back, leaving it bankrupt and when two failed harvests in a row accompanied by two devasting winters hit in a row France did not have the money to do much about it, leading directly to the French Revolution.
Kind of ironic America had a revolution to avoid paying their taxes, then wrecked France by refusing to pay the debts they owed. }}

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Post by halfwise Yesterday at 4:00 pm

Damn Yanks. Mad

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Yesterday at 4:14 pm

{{ Yup been dodgy since inception it seems! More seriously the other thing that struck me about it is its often represented as a Commmoners revolution, given the revolutionaries called themselves that, but in fact it was a revolution of the upper middle classes, led by scientists, doctors, lawyers and the like. It seems this was an inspiration for Orwell in writing 1984 -

'There have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low....the aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low...is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal...For long periods the High seem to be secure in power...but sooner or later there always comes a moment when they lose...they are then overthrown by the Middle, who enlist the Low on their side by pretending to them that they are fighting for Liberty and Justice. As soon as they have reached their objective, the Middle thrust the Low back into their old servitude, and themselves become the High. Presently a new Middle group splits off from one of the other groups, or from both of them, and the struggle begins all over again.' }}

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Post by halfwise Yesterday at 5:04 pm

Weren't many of the scientists and doctors sent to the Guillotine? Or are those we here about (like Lavosier) actually upper class?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Yesterday at 5:10 pm

{{ The revoltuion eventually turned on itself, its original leaders and those who started the head chopping were eventually accused of being dictators themselves and so sent to have their heads chopped off. Then once all the head chopping got out of control and thousands had been to the block mainlyon ridiculousor spurious charges all the other European countries decided enough was enough and threatened war on all sides. That brought the chopping to an end, and four yearslater in a bit France tends to airbrush out, they put a King back in charge for fifteen years and then Napolean came along and took over and called himself an Emperor instead so no one would notice he was acting just like a King and France was yet again being run by one person. You couldnt make it up. }}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Yesterday at 6:26 pm

{{ Saw this earlier on the subject, the ever watchable Lucy Worsely's take on it, though its focus is Marie Antoinette it covers pretty much everything that came up in the piece I was reading. }}


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Post by Mrs Figg Yesterday at 7:31 pm

I love Lucy, she is so watchable, and nicely dressed too. I love her style. Very Happy

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