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by Bjinse Mon Sep 30th, 2019 at 07:38:26 PM EST

Let's call the whole thread off


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by Bjinse on Mon Sep 30th, 2019 at 07:57:54 PM EST
eurostat | August 2019 | Euro area unemployment at7.4%
How about those kids! Can't live with them, can't live without them. A curse and a blessing!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 05:09:49 PM EST
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Kit Harington to be the new James Bond
"Cats, the Movie" to win an Oscar
Alien life to be proven in 2019

But you can get better odds on Canada to beat the All Blacks in the match which kicks off in half an hour.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 09:52:42 AM EST

Brilliant Matt cartoon this morning #brexit pic.twitter.com/65tAGqv5wp

— Javier Espinoza (@JavierespFT) October 2, 2019
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 11:28:33 AM EST
Sorry, but when it comes to humour, Monty Python can't match the BBC.
Most surreally, on 9 September, the show's producer John Howard Davies sent a memo to Bernard Wilkie in visual effects requesting "1 copy of Turner's `Fighting Temeraire' ... in a detachable frame, which can be broken off and eaten - with two eatable refill frames".

Later the same day, Wilkie's assistant returned the request with the note: "Unfortunately ... all edible props must be obtained through the Catering Manager."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Oct 5th, 2019 at 08:50:28 PM EST

The situation here is still pretty psychotic.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 12:36:34 AM EST
'Joker' is pacing to have the biggest box-office opening ever for October
It looks like "Joker" is going to have the last laugh [...]

Thursday preview screenings of "Joker" brought in $13.3 million. That's a record for the month of October, beating out Sony's "Venom," which opened last year with $10 million in previews and went on to have an opening weekend domestic total of $80 million, which is also a record.  

`Ad Astra' Is The Latest Movie About Toxic Masculinity To Struggle At The Box Office

As Ad Astra inched past the $20 million mark in its fourth day of domestic release, the odds of being a financial win for Fox and Disney are not in its favor. Yes, it is a visual wonder, and I would argue it has enough action and pulpy material to satiate those mostly showing up for blockbuster thrills. However, James Gray's mix of Apocalypse Now and Solaris was never going to be as inherently commercial as something like The Martian or even Passengers. That said, with $46 million worldwide so far on a budget of around $100 million (thanks to reshoots following poor test screenings), the (rather good) Brad Pitt sci-fi melodrama is just the latest movie about toxic masculinity to disappoint or outright fail at the box office.
by das monde on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 03:22:50 PM EST
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Lecter, just caught my eye.

Conjuring Hannibal Lecter, the master criminal who debuted in Silence of The Lambs. I have been as perplexed by theories of abnormal psych as the conspicuous elasticity of "normal" psychology since I started reading Freud years ago. Anyway, I planted a seed so to speak in reddit a couple of weeks ago during the Pocahontas and "brownface" revival, mentioning Buffalo Bill, the "unsub" hunched over a sewing machine. That image emerged from me repertoire of American pulp folklore --maybe attatchment disorder binds their pathology? I dunno. It's unfashionable wih the pros now who dispense pills repress everything, and I can't recall details in Harris' novels. But suddenly, mirthlessly the moment seemed to exemplify, or express rather rudely, an invidious desire in the "we" to assume or stake a claim on skin evoking dark passion, dark thoughts, dark deeds, and persecution as is convenient. This sort of crime of opportunity if you will is endemic and cheap.

What value "fine tuning" racial recognition features subtracts from delusions of danger gripping America's progressive tinkers is difficult to fathom.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 03:33:53 AM EST
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Trend: 'Blackfishing'  - White Girls Become 'Black' For Likes!!! (Pics), 2018
The diametrical point of view on "likes" if not morbidity may be ascertained from the growth (vol, val) of bleaching cremes trade.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 02:31:50 PM EST
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by das monde on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 12:29:53 PM EST
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My. Moore has come a distance from his youth in front of the idiot box* with Roger & Me and Fahrenheit 9/11 to Facebook. He's so urbane.

"three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third"
--
* mom epithet

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 06:40:48 PM EST
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person of color

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 06:43:42 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 07:49:33 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 08:37:53 PM EST
by generic on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 11:17:09 PM EST
I've heard that one before!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 12:30:20 AM EST
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Swedish and French legends
by das monde on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 12:13:39 PM EST
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French guy wins half a million in the lottery, and spends it on getting laid.
Now he's reduced to selling his story to the Sun.
Alpha male eh? What a cunt.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 02:54:14 PM EST
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Consider Angeles City in Philippines.
by das monde on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 04:35:02 PM EST
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There ought to be a reverse Darwin award for these guys.
For impoverishing the genetic heritage of humanity by reproducing.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 12:40:11 PM EST
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Total loser compared to this guy:

by generic on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 08:08:17 PM EST
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Desperate housed hamsters...

Next:

Bull's semen: 10 things you didn't know

... Britain comes last again
by das monde on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 07:05:10 AM EST
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Fortunately Britain tops the rankings for the quantity of taurine manure.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 08:27:31 AM EST
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Sharing Russian literature after loosing a winning game and crashing out of the FIDE World Cup:

The translation over here, with bulls replacing dogs, is mild.

by das monde on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 10:38:39 AM EST
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by generic on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 12:34:23 PM EST
Marketing forecast:

by Bernard on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 06:56:08 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 02:22:24 PM EST

No.
When one decides to parachute into a ninety-six (96) year-old-dispute, whatever you do, don't aim for NY yella cake.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 03:53:14 PM EST
Today -100: October 10, 1919: Another good day

Four more years to go.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 06:00:52 PM EST
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(actually, dialogue) From The Expanse a sci-fi drama series, premiered 2017, or just after this announcement, between Elon Mars mission-colony hype and Trump Space Force.
This announcement comes shortly after the United States took a huge step forward in making commercial space mining legal. President Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA) in November, which stated that U.S. companies are entitled to maintain property rights of resources they've obtained from outer space.
Ran 3 seasons, cancelled, then revived by audience agitation and change of producers/network syndication (AMZN). Walk with me to the 24th century through sporadic Mars and Earth "hostilities," past the "Belter" frontier, to a summit inquiry into a suspect WMD.
U.N UNDER-SEC. AVASARALA: Did you know that the majority of people on earth don't have jobs? They don't work at all. They live on basic assistance which the government provides.
MARTIAN MARINE CORP. SGT. DRAPER: I did know that.
You call them 'takers,' I believe.
DRAPER: Yes, Ma'am.
AVASARALA: It's not that they're lazy, you know. It's just that we can't give them enough opportunities. In this building it's easy to forget ...
MARS CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLIC DELEGATE: With all due respect, Madame. Where are you going with this?
AVASARALA: Wherever I goddam like.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:08:26 PM EST
by generic on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 01:24:43 PM EST
by Cat on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 04:40:08 PM EST
Why isn't everyone on "the same page"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 04:50:24 PM EST
?? Can you expand on that please?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 09:50:11 AM EST
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"Why isn't everyone on 'the same page'?" is a question. This question is not addressed to a specific person.

However I rephrase the question, I ought not expect a different answer, so I have been told.

If you have an answer, please share it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 03:17:36 PM EST
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keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 06:54:26 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 08:58:39 PM EST
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