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    Mutant Naked Mole Rats!!! ;)

    Mutant Naked Mole Rats!!! ;)
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    I Want A Tower House Like This

    I figure this thing is 40 feet tall, not counting the roof, and about 21 feet diameter inside. That would mean it has room for 4 floors with 8 foot ceilings, and each floor would be about 346 sq ft...
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    Duly noted. I just wanted to put in a plug for...

    Duly noted. I just wanted to put in a plug for Machiavelli and Baron Acton and your rhetorical question was a good hook to hang it on. :)
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    I know nothing about your return except what you...

    I know nothing about your return except what you tell me. And since they sent you a letter saying you need to send them an additional form, your return actually has been processed. Now you're waiting...
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    18 Minutes by Peter Bergman. I read the first 30...

    18 Minutes by Peter Bergman. I read the first 30 pages and skimmed the rest. Not worth reading. There's nothing wrong with his advice, but it's the same basic advice about how to be productive that...
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    You'll find the answer to that in Machiavelli's...

    You'll find the answer to that in Machiavelli's The Prince.

    Evil people want power. Therefore positions of power attract evil people. Therefore if a good person wants to obtain and keep a position...
  7. Among motorcyclists some of the most common...

    Among motorcyclists some of the most common jargon terms are


    hardtail: no rear springs
    softtail: has rear springs
    bobber: a type of chopper that has a lot of the rear fender cut off
    ...
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    There's no way your 2019 return hasn't been...

    There's no way your 2019 return hasn't been processed. Better follow up on it and send the IRS proof you filed it if they really didn't process it yet. Otherwise, 3 years from now you'll get a letter...
  9. Case in point: Many Oklahomans of German descent...

    Case in point: Many Oklahomans of German descent proudly call themselves Krauts, including my SO.
  10. Strictly speaking Scotland, Wales, and Northern...

    Strictly speaking Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are conquered territories, and there's still a lot of historical resentment. Especially when the English Parliament makes laws and decisions...
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    Maybe it was this one:...

    Maybe it was this one:
    https://consumer.healthday.com/2-5-why-stopping-at-one-dose-of-vaccine-is-a-bad-idea-2650270756.html
    Or this one:...
  12. Yes, unless they object. But never call someone...

    Yes, unless they object. But never call someone from Britain a Limey. And never call a stranger from Ireland, Scotland, or Wales a Brit or English.

    And speaking strictly for myself as a proud...
  13. My point exactly. Most people reflect the...

    My point exactly. Most people reflect the prejudices of whatever place and time period they live in. The question isn't whether they were prejudiced, but rather how prejudiced were they compared to...
  14. https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-seuss-books-deemed...

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-seuss-books-deemed-offensive-will-be-delisted-from-ebay-11614884201
    But Ebay has issued a "Facebook Excuse" saying they're removing the listings as fast as they can...
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    After I'm fully vaccinated, yes, if there was...

    After I'm fully vaccinated, yes, if there was somewhere I really wanted to go.
    Before being fully vaccinated, not unless I had a very compelling reason like a close relative who was dying or having...
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    They're still in a learning process. The original...

    They're still in a learning process. The original pubic vaccinations were done using whatever protocol the vaccine maker used in their successful testing procedure. As time goes by and different...
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    And Republicans who voted to let the impeachment...

    And Republicans who voted to let the impeachment trial proceed instead of calling it unconstitutional have been censured or criticized by the national Republican party and their local Republican...
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    And the Trump years have taught us that most...

    And the Trump years have taught us that most Republicans are too scared to vote against whatever the Senate Republican Leader says, because if they do, the Tea Party and Trumpists will mount a...
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    I bought a pair of these slip-on boat shoes at...

    I bought a pair of these slip-on boat shoes at Walmart several years ago. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Faded-Glory-Men-s-Canvas-Slip-On-Shoe/50921901
    They have rubber soles like tennis shoes (not...
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    Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. I did something that...

    Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. I did something that always annoys me when other people do it and which I often complain about. I made a statement based on out-of-date information that only applies in...
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    Huh? I totally don't understand what you're...

    Huh? I totally don't understand what you're talking about. Gov Abbot's decree only applies in Texas, doesn't apply in any other state, and afaik can't apply to any sovereign indigenous tribes (aka...
  22. I also agree with that completely, except the...

    That’s true. Ultimately, nobody owns a particular truth, style or idea, and you should take the best wherever you can find it. That’s why cultural appropriation is such a ridiculous...
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    Nice. And that one is handicapped accessible. But...

    Nice. And that one is handicapped accessible. But I do prefer a shady tree grove.
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    This is the actual order:...

    This is the actual order:...
  25. I totally agree.

    I totally agree.
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