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Topic: Is there any ambiguity in the construction "...the first to be"
Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:48:19 PM
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He was the first foreigner to compete in last year's competition.

He is ... in the current comp.

He will be ...in the upcoming comp.

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Topic: Committee to Investigate Russia interviews James Clapper & John Brennan
Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:38:31 PM
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An amusing tidbit on Euronews from the Security Conf.:

"...Lavrov declined to comment on the indictment directly.
But, he said, even US Vice-President Mike Pence and
others had raised questions about the investigation."


Please help me decide which gentleman is more childish.



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Topic: THERE'S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:02:42 PM
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A hundred years ago there lived in Germany a creature
that the whole world was familiar with, just like today.

You must have heard of Clever Hans, the horse famous for
performing various intellectual tasks. For example, his handler
would write down A x ( -, +, :) B and he tapped out the result
- X taps and stopped. As a witness of such a feat, I surely
would have called him STABLE GENIUS, (referring to his lodgings).

Unfortunately, after a time the trickery was exposed.

Read all about it at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clever_Hans
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Topic: Shouldn't it be "Wednesday evening (Jan 10) instead?
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:42:50 PM
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Slip-up in list overlooked:

Sunday - NE_DE^LE - no/not_work

after this comes "after"
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Topic: What do you call this?
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:25:16 AM
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https://www.thebrick.com/search/furniture/entertainment/entertainment-centres-wall-units

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Topic: deep in all the heat of the pondering female blood
Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 3:50:22 PM
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vkhu:
"I'm ... STUMPED."
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Topic: Alien Minerals Discovered at Ancient Meteorite Strike Site in Scotland
Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 1:10:38 AM
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Copy-fee (rhymes w/ covfefe) 15 cents or local equivalent.
You will need a brand new piggy bank for daily payments.
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Topic: Santa Claus
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:42:27 PM
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Before I consider answering this topical inquiry,
I would like to know the opinion of the players in
the Jazz Band (listed by instrument, if possible).
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Topic: Giant penguins, as tall as people, lived in New Zealand millions of years ago
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 1:42:52 AM
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Strange - the Bible doesn't mention them at all.
Hhm (I'm now going through the motions of thinking).
Maybe because they lived so far from the Levant?
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Topic: beating yourself up
Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:14:05 PM
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It is true - this is a dictionary site. I just typed 'beat oneself up' and the definition appeared - to me, a pauper!

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/beat+oneself+up

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