#1326  
Old 08-08-2017, 05:40 PM
Ari's Avatar
Ari Ari is online now
I read some of your foolish scree, then just skimmed the rest.
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCXXXIX
Blog Entries: 8
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by erimir View Post
Why would bushes catch fire at that temperature?
My guess is it's the same effect as combusting vegi oil soaked rags. Given a large surface area, and dry fuel the oxidation of the oil can produce enough heat to hit the low ignition temperature of hays and other brush. I'm betting the dryness caused by the high heat is as much a factor as the heat itself.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Crumb (08-08-2017), The Man (08-08-2017), Watser? (08-08-2017)
  #1327  
Old 08-08-2017, 08:29 PM
Kyuss Apollo's Avatar
Kyuss Apollo Kyuss Apollo is offline
happy now, Mussolini?
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: location, location
Posts: VCCXCV
Blog Entries: 7
Images: 17
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by Watser? View Post
Quote:
In Kuwait, the air temperature in some places reached 62 degrees Celsius in an open area where there is no shadow.

Users of social networks share videos of burning trees, bushes, and also note that because of the heat, gasoline in the car tanks exploded.
In Kuwait temperature reaches 62 degrees
When I first read this I was all like "Whoa, WTF!" so I went off to the internets, where our friendly neighborhood snopes.com reports

Quote:
Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun, head of the Fintas Weather Observatory, explained that the temperature has never reached 62°C in Kuwait and that these reports are just “fake news”:
“Do not believe in fake news,” warned meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun, head of the Fintas Weather Observatory, as he debunked social media reports that temperatures in Kuwait reached 62 degrees. “It is fake news – not true,” Saadoun told Kuwait Times. “Kuwait has only recorded temperatures of a maximum of 52 degrees centigrade. Never in history has the temperature in Kuwait reached 62. As we speak now, the temperature is 49 degrees Celsius (at 2 pm yesterday), but people have been posting images of 54, 56 degrees – the temperature inside the car is higher, but not as per our weather monitoring system.”

Saadoun said the mercury will continue to rise in the next few days till the end of July, but by the beginning of August, the heat will start subsiding. “This has been the usual weather in Kuwait. This period is called the summer solstice. This is the period when the sun is right next to us up there, and we expect such weather in July,” he said.
Too bad, cuz this would have melted the fuck out of Greenland for sure. :sadcheer:
__________________
This week's track: Fucking Champs - Aliens Of Gold




Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (08-08-2017), erimir (08-08-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (08-08-2017), The Man (08-08-2017), Watser? (08-08-2017)
  #1328  
Old 08-09-2017, 03:46 PM
Watser?'s Avatar
Watser? Watser? is offline
Fishy mokey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Furrin parts
Posts: LMMDCCCLXII
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU.

It comes after the US failed to agree visa-free travel for citizens of five EU countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania – as part of a reciprocity agreement. US citizens can normally travel to all countries in the bloc without a visa.

The vote urges the revocation of the scheme within two months, meaning Americans will have to apply for extra documents for 12 months after the European Commission implements a “delegated act” to bring the change into effect.
European Parliament votes to end visa-free travel for Americans | The Independent
__________________
:typingmonkey:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Crumb (08-09-2017), JoeP (08-09-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (08-09-2017), The Man (08-09-2017)
  #1329  
Old 08-09-2017, 04:32 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is online now
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMMCLII
Images: 18
Default Re: News Miscellany

Great, now Trumpster will tweet about nuking us.
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Kamilah Hauptmann (08-09-2017), The Man (08-09-2017), Watser? (08-09-2017)
  #1330  
Old 08-09-2017, 04:41 PM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDXIX
Default Re: News Miscellany

I think you should burn down the White House again.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Kyuss Apollo (08-11-2017), Stephen Maturin (08-10-2017), The Man (08-09-2017)
  #1331  
Old 08-09-2017, 09:58 PM
Watser?'s Avatar
Watser? Watser? is offline
Fishy mokey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Furrin parts
Posts: LMMDCCCLXII
Default Re: News Miscellany

Oh yeah, this happened:
Quote:
The founder of a state-funded Dutch broadcaster has issued an apology after an article on the news channel's website said that a Syrian teenager who drowned in a pool had caused an "annoying day" for other swimmers.
Dutch broadcaster apologizes for calling Syrian boy's drowning in pool 'annoying' - RT News

It's not his first nauseating article...
__________________
:typingmonkey:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Kamilah Hauptmann (08-09-2017), Stephen Maturin (08-10-2017), The Man (08-09-2017)
  #1332  
Old 08-10-2017, 10:14 PM
Watser?'s Avatar
Watser? Watser? is offline
Fishy mokey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Furrin parts
Posts: LMMDCCCLXII
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Eastern Ghouta has been under siege since 2013, leaving locals to rely on food produced locally or smuggled in through tunnels or across checkpoints.

While the area was once an important agricultural region for Syria, mushrooms were not a local crop.

“This type of cultivation was totally unknown in Ghouta before the war,” said Mohieddin.

“We learned about it by searching on the internet for places in similar [wartime] situations to Eastern Ghouta,” he added.

The NGO discovered mushroom farming required neither large amounts of space, nor major financial investment, making it a good fit for their needs.
Besieged Syria town swaps meat for mushrooms | Jordan Times
__________________
:typingmonkey:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
But (08-11-2017), The Man (08-10-2017)
  #1333  
Old 08-10-2017, 10:36 PM
Watser?'s Avatar
Watser? Watser? is offline
Fishy mokey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Furrin parts
Posts: LMMDCCCLXII
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
YouTube is facing criticism after a new artificial intelligence program monitoring "extremist" content began flagging and removing masses of videos and blocking channels that document war crimes in the Middle East.

Middle East Eye, the monitoring organisation Airwars and the open source investigations site Bellingcat are among a number of sites that have had videos removed for breaching "community guidelines".

The removals began days after Google, which owns YouTube, trumpeted the arrival of an artificial intelligence program that it said could spot and flag "extremist" videos without human involvement.
YouTube under fire as AI deletes war crimes evidence as 'extremist material' | Middle East Eye
__________________
:typingmonkey:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (08-10-2017), lisarea (08-10-2017), Pan Narrans (08-11-2017), The Man (08-10-2017)
  #1334  
Old 08-10-2017, 10:49 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is online now
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMMCLII
Images: 18
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by Watser? View Post
Quote:
The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU.

It comes after the US failed to agree visa-free travel for citizens of five EU countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania – as part of a reciprocity agreement. US citizens can normally travel to all countries in the bloc without a visa.

The vote urges the revocation of the scheme within two months, meaning Americans will have to apply for extra documents for 12 months after the European Commission implements a “delegated act” to bring the change into effect.
European Parliament votes to end visa-free travel for Americans | The Independent
And now: some Americans might need to get passports just to travel within the US.

Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in a Year | Travel + Leisure

Quote:
Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel.

...

The IDs from these nine states do not meet the federal government’s minimum security standards.
Some of you are in some of those states, I believe?
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Kamilah Hauptmann (08-11-2017), slimshady2357 (08-11-2017), Stormlight (08-11-2017), The Man (08-10-2017)
  #1335  
Old 08-11-2017, 01:55 AM
But's Avatar
But But is offline
This is the title that appears beneath your name on your posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: Male
Posts: MVCXLVII
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by Watser? View Post
Quote:
Eastern Ghouta has been under siege since 2013, leaving locals to rely on food produced locally or smuggled in through tunnels or across checkpoints.

While the area was once an important agricultural region for Syria, mushrooms were not a local crop.

“This type of cultivation was totally unknown in Ghouta before the war,” said Mohieddin.

“We learned about it by searching on the internet for places in similar [wartime] situations to Eastern Ghouta,” he added.

The NGO discovered mushroom farming required neither large amounts of space, nor major financial investment, making it a good fit for their needs.
Besieged Syria town swaps meat for mushrooms | Jordan Times
They taste better than mud cakes, I guess, but the nutritional value is basically zero. Unless you eat buckets of them.
Reply With Quote
  #1336  
Old 08-11-2017, 03:05 AM
Ari's Avatar
Ari Ari is online now
I read some of your foolish scree, then just skimmed the rest.
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCXXXIX
Blog Entries: 8
Default Re: News Miscellany

It depends, at 70%-95% water fresh they aren't super nutritional but cooked down or dehydrated they start to pack some energy. 100g dehydrated button mushrooms is over 200 calories.

While we're used to vegi isle button mushrooms places that use them more heavily in cooking often use them dehydrated, which also allows them to store forever too.
Reply With Quote
  #1337  
Old 08-11-2017, 03:24 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDXIX
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watser? View Post
Quote:
The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU.

It comes after the US failed to agree visa-free travel for citizens of five EU countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania – as part of a reciprocity agreement. US citizens can normally travel to all countries in the bloc without a visa.

The vote urges the revocation of the scheme within two months, meaning Americans will have to apply for extra documents for 12 months after the European Commission implements a “delegated act” to bring the change into effect.
European Parliament votes to end visa-free travel for Americans | The Independent
And now: some Americans might need to get passports just to travel within the US.

Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in a Year | Travel + Leisure

Quote:
Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel.

...

The IDs from these nine states do not meet the federal government’s minimum security standards.
Some of you are in some of those states, I believe?
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (08-11-2017), Stormlight (08-11-2017)
  #1338  
Old 08-11-2017, 05:17 AM
Corona688's Avatar
Corona688 Corona688 is offline
Forum Killer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: MMMDCCCXLIV
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by But View Post
They taste better than mud cakes, I guess, but the nutritional value is basically zero. Unless you eat buckets of them.
Compared to meat perhaps. Compared to a lot of vegetables they've got tons of vitamins and protein, and better protein than grains which are almost pure gluten. Not a lot of carbohydrates, being mushrooms don't even have those, but they have something more like glycogen which I suspect isn't properly counted toward caloric content.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Crumb (08-11-2017), Watser? (08-11-2017)
  #1339  
Old 08-11-2017, 07:11 AM
The Lone Ranger's Avatar
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger is offline
Jin, Gi, Rei, Ko, Chi, Shin, Tei
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: MXCCXLII
Images: 523
Default Re: News Miscellany

Just to clarify a bit, if I may.

Fungi (including mushrooms) do indeed make and contain carbohydrates -- though as mentioned, the tissues of a mushroom will typically contain much lower concentrations than those of plants or animals.

The cells of virtually all organisms will contain at least some carbohydrate in the form of glucose, since virtually every living organism metabolize carbohydrates (particularly glucose) for energy.

The cell walls of most fungi are made primarily of the carbohydrate chitin , but mammals can't digest chitin, so it doesn't count as part of a mushroom's caloric content.

Fungi, like animals, store excess glucose as the carbohydrate glycogen; glycogen content most-definitely should be counted as part of a food's caloric content, since we readily digest it into glucose. [I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if some sellers fail to mention that little fact though, hoping that most people won't notice.]

(As an aside, despite their plant-like habits, fungi are much more closely related to animals than they are to plants.)
__________________
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
-- Socrates
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (08-11-2017), But (08-11-2017), ceptimus (08-11-2017), Corona688 (08-11-2017), JoeP (08-11-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (08-11-2017), The Man (08-11-2017), Vivisectus (08-15-2017), Watser? (08-11-2017)
  #1340  
Old 08-11-2017, 09:53 AM
Stormlight's Avatar
Stormlight Stormlight is offline
Not a relevant party
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Luxembourg
Gender: Male
Posts: XLMXLIII
Images: 92
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
(As an aside, despite their plant-like habits, fungi are much more closely related to animals than they are to plants.)
MY GRANDMOTHER WAS NOT A FUNGUS!!! :glare:
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (08-11-2017), Crumb (08-11-2017), Pan Narrans (08-11-2017), Vivisectus (08-15-2017), Watser? (08-11-2017), Zehava (08-11-2017)
  #1341  
Old 08-11-2017, 10:49 AM
fragment's Avatar
fragment fragment is offline
weird citrus golem
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Zealand
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXCIV
Blog Entries: 8
Images: 142
Default Re: News Miscellany

So why are there still mushrooms?
__________________
the new self :euterpe:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (08-11-2017), JoeP (08-11-2017), Limoncello (08-11-2017)
  #1342  
Old 08-11-2017, 11:13 AM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is online now
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMMCLII
Images: 18
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormlight View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
(As an aside, despite their plant-like habits, fungi are much more closely related to animals than they are to plants.)
MY GRANDMOTHER WAS NOT A FUNGUS!!! :glare:
Then why did she smell mouldy? :P
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (08-11-2017), Limoncello (08-11-2017), Stormlight (08-14-2017)
  #1343  
Old 08-12-2017, 04:01 PM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDXIX
Default Re: News Miscellany

60 dead over payment dispute
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (08-12-2017), lisarea (08-12-2017), Stormlight (08-14-2017), The Man (08-12-2017)
  #1344  
Old 08-12-2017, 10:11 PM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDXIX
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
So it appears the anti migrant shitlord boat might have been on the take.

Crew of anti-migrant boat 'deported' from Cyprus over 'people-smuggling' | World news | The Guardian
Alt-reich ship gets stranded at sea trying to keep migrants out of Europe, will be saved by refugee rescue ship

lol
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (08-12-2017), lisarea (08-12-2017), Pan Narrans (08-12-2017), Stephen Maturin (08-15-2017), Stormlight (08-14-2017), The Man (08-12-2017), Vivisectus (08-15-2017), Zehava (08-13-2017)
  #1345  
Old 08-14-2017, 09:38 PM
Watser?'s Avatar
Watser? Watser? is offline
Fishy mokey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Furrin parts
Posts: LMMDCCCLXII
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Mohammad Abu Hajar of Syria’s Mazzaj Rap Band announced on Facebook on Friday that “we find ourselves in a position where we are left with no other option than to boycott."

...

“Neo-Nazi, racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic bands should have no platform to promote their discriminatory attitudes and hate speech,” Abu Hajar said. “We would not consider the presence of such a band as an opportunity for a constructive exchange. Our refusal to share the platform with the representatives of an oppressive government is in line with the above understanding.”

“Our stand is not against a culture, but resistance against a discriminatory, colonial government,” Abu Hajar added, urging other artists to follow suit.

On Sunday, the Egyptian band Islam Chipsy announced it was withdrawing as well “because of the participation of the Israeli embassy.”
The band is called Eek, Islam Chipsy is the main man behind it.

Quote:
And on Monday, the Syrian DJ and producer Samer Saem Eldahr, who goes by the name Hello Psychaleppo, became the third act to pull out over the Israeli sponsorship.
Bands pull out of Berlin's Pop-Kultur festival over Israeli sponsorship | The Electronic Intifada
__________________
:typingmonkey:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
The Man (08-15-2017)
  #1346  
Old 08-15-2017, 07:03 AM
fragment's Avatar
fragment fragment is offline
weird citrus golem
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Zealand
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXCIV
Blog Entries: 8
Images: 142
Default Re: News Miscellany

Pro-Trump Rally Set to Clash with Juggalo March in Washington, D.C. in September | MetalSucks

:juggalo: <- wot no smilie?
__________________
the new self :euterpe:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (08-15-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (08-15-2017), lisarea (08-15-2017), The Man (08-15-2017), Watser? (08-15-2017)
  #1347  
Old 08-15-2017, 05:14 PM
BrotherMan's Avatar
BrotherMan BrotherMan is offline
Domo Arigato Mister Roborto
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bortlandia
Gender: Male
Posts: XVCCCXLIV
Blog Entries: 5
Images: 63
Default Re: News Miscellany

__________________
\V/_
I COVLD TEACh YOV BVT I MVST LEVY A FEE
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Kamilah Hauptmann (08-16-2017)
  #1348  
Old 08-15-2017, 06:40 PM
lisarea's Avatar
lisarea lisarea is offline
Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: XVMCLXVI
Blog Entries: 1
Images: 3
Default Re: News Miscellany

I'm going to guess there'll be mostly crossover on the Juggalo end. They're both mostly pathetic, uneducated white people who think they're being oppressed and that anyone smarter than them is dishonest and pretentious, and they have unhealthy obsession with angry, stupid figureheads.

I see more Trump supporters rejecting the Juggalos than the other way around.

I just...I hope someone documents the whole thing thoroughly, because I want to see it. From a distance, obviously.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (08-16-2017), fragment (08-15-2017), The Man (08-15-2017)
  #1349  
Old 08-15-2017, 07:15 PM
specious_reasons's Avatar
specious_reasons specious_reasons is offline
here to bore you with pictures
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: MMCCLV
Images: 8
Default Re: News Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by lisarea View Post
I'm going to guess there'll be mostly crossover on the Juggalo end. They're both mostly pathetic, uneducated white people who think they're being oppressed and that anyone smarter than them is dishonest and pretentious, and they have unhealthy obsession with angry, stupid figureheads.

I see more Trump supporters rejecting the Juggalos than the other way around.

I just...I hope someone documents the whole thing thoroughly, because I want to see it. From a distance, obviously.
Pay Nathan Rabin enough and he'd be on it like greasepaint on a Juggalo.
__________________
ta-
DAVE!!!
Reply With Quote
  #1350  
Old 08-15-2017, 07:54 PM
Watser?'s Avatar
Watser? Watser? is offline
Fishy mokey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Furrin parts
Posts: LMMDCCCLXII
Default Re: News Miscellany

More than 600,000 Syrians return home, mainly to Aleppo: UN | Daily Mail Online
__________________
:typingmonkey:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
The Man (08-15-2017)
Reply

  Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > News, Politics & Law


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.29830 seconds with 14 queries