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re: Where does all the lost mail go? - real turf fan
Each of the bigger postoffices has preprinted envelopes and when they shred your mail to the point that it's only the front of the envelope, they'll put that shred in the special envelope and mail it to you. You'll never know the adventures the rest of the envelope and the contents went through...
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re: Zeta - Racing Towards the NE - real turf fan
13-14 hours of sunlight aren't happening. It's past the equinox, when every place on the planet gets 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark (that was Sept. 22 this year), so the days are shorter and getting shorter every day....
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re: Zeta - Racing Towards the NE - real turf fan
A friend uptown upriver from Audubon Park reports he's been told ten days for power to be restored. He's packing up his refrigerator/freezer to take to Metarie to a friend who's "In the only block that has power" out there. Ten days. Hope he misheard....
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re: Tremors: Shrieker Island - real turf fan
We enjoyed it. Lots of homages to earlier movies, not all homages go to Tremors, but to Jurassic Park and the ilk. Watch it with lowered expections, like most TV nowadays. ...
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Where the Bill and Melinda Gates money goes: - real turf fan
Somebody got paid money to study this. The money came from the Gates. [link=(https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/cambodia-the-million-dollar-business-of-human-hair-extensions-a-0612d4f9-9eae-4e0c-b970-92963c36b122)]LINK[/link] [quote]This piece is part of the [b]Global Societies series...
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re: Zeta - Racing Towards the NE - real turf fan
[quote]saving Knoxville[/quote] Near Knoxville, we've had 4.4 inches of rain since last Friday. With higher winds we'd have a lot more trees uprooted. ...
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re: As Germany, France, Spain, NZ Reenter Full Lockdown,WaPo Criticizes Italy For Not Doing So - real turf fan
Novel virus is science talk for new virus, to distinguish it from other viruses (in this case, new corona virus,) that's different from the other coronaviruses that have been recognized and described in juried scientific literature....
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re: My Cousin the never Trumper phone call today - real turf fan
Change your will....
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re: Rate my short horror story 1-10 - real turf fan
I read your subject as My Short Horror Story on I-10 and figured it was traffic or potholes. ...
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re: why Biden was in GA - real turf fan
[quote]That staffer also had a sick sense of humor because that where fdr died.[/quote] Where FDR died with his mistress by his side, his last words,"I have a horrible headache" as his brain aneurysm ruptured....
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re: Joe just gave that speech to 1960 America. - real turf fan
FDR also went to Warm Springs Georgia. He went there to die. And FDR did die there with his mistress by his side. FDR's last words, famous at the time, "I have a terrible headache" an homage of sorts to the brain aneurysm that killed him....
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re: Officer involved shooting in Philly. Crowds building, Officers injured - real turf fan
That hell hole still has one or two really decent neighborhoods. I'd (maybe foolishly) feel safe in the historically Italian/Sicilian neighborhood with the great kitchen supply store. But neighborhoods that were nice, now are skeletons of their former selves. Magnificent stone homes, built to ...
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re: Why do so many adults who grew up during the Cold War openly embrace socialism and... - real turf fan
Because their heads were up their sphincters. I traveled enough in that time, and I had a lot of friends in Europe and the eastern Europeans I knew from scientific meetings were good drinking buddies. I'm fluent in German and the assigned minders usually were fluent in English, so we'd just talk...
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re: Turn: Washington Spies - real turf fan
OK, Gleason, you've given me a reason to ask my husband for a rewatch. He loved it first time around and I found it confused. Thank you for this. ...
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re: Police shoot black man in Philadelphia - real turf fan
Video shows two policemen in the street backing up as dude strides down the sidewalk, between two parked cars and then dude is on the street. Police are facing him, and backing up. They continue backing up as he approaches them, with his big knife up in the air and one of them yells "Drop the knife...
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re: Gavin Newsom signs law requiring California companies to name minority or LGBTQ leaders - real turf fan
[quote]How in the world is this legal?[/quote] In the world of California. No other....
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re: Must Watch Laura Wolk speaks volumes about Amy Comey Barret - real turf fan
Thank you so much for that link to a story I hadn't heard. It may be the feel good story of today, and maybe the most positive thing I've heard all week....
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re: It may be time to quit all premium streaming services for movies... - real turf fan
This option is totally dependent on the size and budget of the city where you live, but a lot of libraries have large movie collections. If you are lucky (and Knoxville TN is), there'll be someone on staff who's a movie fan and who will see that they add current releases as well as historic movie...
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re: Biden to campaign in Iowa for first time since winning nomination - real turf fan
I'd be really worried that he confused Ohio, Idaho and Iowa. ...
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