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Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with "WallCoin" | Ars Technica

...not the Onion?
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From The Economist, 13 Dec 2018 Politics this week ...

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Goodyear, a tyremaker, said it would halt production in Venezuela, blaming economic conditions. It is the latest in a series of international companies to leave the country, which has seen its economy shrink by half since 2014. Workers will receive ten tyres as severance pay.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:39 AM
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From The Economist, 13 Dec 2018 Politics this week ...

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Goodyear, a tyremaker, said it would halt production in Venezuela, blaming economic conditions. It is the latest in a series of international companies to leave the country, which has seen its economy shrink by half since 2014. Workers will receive ten tyres as severance pay.
Oh, they'll be carrying off more than that.
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:10 AM
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Indonesia tsunami hits Sunda Strait after Krakatoa eruption - BBC News

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New York City sky lights up bright blue after Queens power plant explosion | US news | The Guardian


OK, power plant explosion isn't bad as a cover story, but look at the video. It's obviously aliens.
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Whacky round one:

Brazil's Bolsonaro targets LGBT people, Indigenous groups on 1st day in office | CTV News

Maybe whack a few indigenous in a later round?
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wikiFeet: how online foot fetishists debunked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's fake nude | US news | The Guardian

America becoming more British tabloid scandal by the day.
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You say that like it's a bad thing.

I mean, compared to other things going on in America.
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You say that like it's a bad thing.

I mean, compared to other things going on in America.
Hold my beer.

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I forced myself to watch that thing last night, and it was painful.
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Macron seeks to turn 'anger into solutions' in open letter to France | World news | The Guardian

He's doing that "oh yeah, democracy" thing and seeking to discern the will of the people.

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So ... what's the French for Boaty McBoatface?
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:19 PM
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So ... what's the French for Boaty McBoatface?
...Bateau d'Visage de Bateau...?
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So ... what's the French for Boaty McBoatface?
...Bateau d'Visage de Bateau...?
I don't see no 'Mc' in there.

'Bateau d'Visage de fils Bateau', perhaps?
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We'd need a diminutive for bateau (bateaulet? Sounds fitting, especially because it is not an actual word).

And the Mc part is apparently a reference to McDonalds - generic and ubiquitous - and the French for McDonalds is McDonalds.

Bateaulet McBateaux-Villages.

A pretentious little red with overtones of (high cost) petrol and a dismissive finish.
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I would have assumed that the "Mc" was from the Gaelic "Mac," meaning "son of" or "child of". I could be wrong, though.
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I would have assumed that the "Mc" was from the Gaelic "Mac," meaning "son of" or "child of". I could be wrong, though.
Bingo...That's why I selected to add 'fils'.
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I would have assumed that the "Mc" was from the Gaelic "Mac," meaning "son of" or "child of". I could be wrong, though.
That's where the Mc in McDonalds comes from of course. I have it on good authority (the internet) that the Mc in McBoatface is more specifically a reference to McDonalds than an arbitrary "son of". My sources could be wrong but when have you ever known the internet to be wrong?
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'Pig' British tourists to be deported from New Zealand - Channel NewsAsia

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Britain. Exporting Brexit worldwide.
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That's not really a Brexit thing. English football hooligans have been exporting that kind of behaviour for decades.
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Was referring to getting kicked out, but some jokes, they fall flat.
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