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From the Daily Mail OnlineThere's nothing worse than ruining your shoes in a puddle, but Lauren Goodger was lucky enough to side-step that problem on Friday.
The quick-thinking reality star spotted the pool of water before walking right into it outside a shop in Essex.
A short skip to the left was all Lauren needed to avoid a watery disaster.

Lauren Goodger jumps round puddle outside coffee shop with friend | Mail Online
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:47 PM
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From the Daily Mail OnlineThere's nothing worse than ruining your shoes in a puddle, but Lauren Goodger was lucky enough to side-step that problem on Friday.
The quick-thinking reality star spotted the pool of water before walking right into it outside a shop in Essex.
A short skip to the left was all Lauren needed to avoid a watery disaster.

Lauren Goodger jumps round puddle outside coffee shop with friend | Mail Online

The inspiring part of this story is that somebody got paid to write that. :happycry:
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:22 PM
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From the Daily Mail OnlineThere's nothing worse than ruining your shoes in a puddle, but Lauren Goodger was lucky enough to side-step that problem on Friday.
The quick-thinking reality star spotted the pool of water before walking right into it outside a shop in Essex.
A short skip to the left was all Lauren needed to avoid a watery disaster.

Lauren Goodger jumps round puddle outside coffee shop with friend | Mail Online

The inspiring part of this story is that somebody got paid to write that. :happycry:
On top of it they didn't even research the article. From the picture, there's a splash. Non puddles produce no splash. That's what you would expect if you avoided a puddle. No splash. It's obvious from the photo there was puddle steppage involved. I will submit to mediamatters.org.
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It's true, I can think of absolutely nothing worse than stepping in a puddle. :unnod:
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From the Daily Mail OnlineThere's nothing worse than ruining your shoes in a puddle, but Lauren Goodger was lucky enough to side-step that problem on Friday.
The quick-thinking reality star spotted the pool of water before walking right into it outside a shop in Essex.
A short skip to the left was all Lauren needed to avoid a watery disaster.

Lauren Goodger jumps round puddle outside coffee shop with friend | Mail Online
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:52 PM
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I misread that as "Cat scratched in Worcester"
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Isn't that the British remake of Sleepless in Seattle? :chin:
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A bale of hay burned in a field.

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Wow, that's actually perfect Luxembourgish. :stunned:
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I tried running it through Google Translate, but there's no selection for Dwarven Gibberish.
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Air Force: 'So Help Me God' in Oath Is Optional - ABC News

Why isn't this a big ole case of "Duh!" It never even occurred to me that it couldn't be omitted
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Why do you hate america, Shea? Huh?
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Why isn't this a big ole case of "Duh!" It never even occurred to me that it couldn't be omitted
Big old duh. We also have the option to either swear or affirm the oath, as it is actually against some peoples religion to swear an oath like that. First amendment, FTW!
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Why isn't this a big ole case of "Duh!" It never even occurred to me that it couldn't be omitted
Big old duh. We also have the option to either swear or affirm the oath, as it is actually against some peoples religion to swear an oath like that. First amendment, FTW!
It's not a big ole case of "Duh!" because, as noted in the article, the optionality is a change of policy: This appeared in today's Salon.
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Even here in the Deep South, nobody batted an eyelash when I requested to affirm in court. I was ready for a fight and all!
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I was easily able to affirm for jury duty. I was the only one who did and noborty batted an eyelash at me.

A thrad I'm reading about the Air Force hubbub has a few people saying they've never had a problem either with the Air Force itself or other services. They're also suggesting that it's more about this guy's bosses not liking him and making a stink trying to find or make any excuse to be rid of him.
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I was easily able to affirm for jury duty. I was the only one who did and noborty batted an eyelash at me.

A thrad I'm reading about the Air Force hubbub has a few people saying they've never had a problem either with the Air Force itself or other services. They're also suggesting that it's more about this guy's bosses not liking him and making a stink trying to find or make any excuse to be rid of him.
"The Air Force finally dumps its "under God" requirement:

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It’s an abrupt and welcome turnaround. This month, the Air Force found itself with egg on its collective face after it was revealed that an atheist sergeant at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was told he could not reenlist unless he agreed to include the phrase “so help me God” in his military oath. He was informed of the decision after he’d crossed the words out on his contract. Amazingly, as Raw Story noted earlier in September, the God requirement was a recent innovation – the Air Force changed its previously optional policy to compel oath takers to include God only last October. Other branches of the military traditionally leave it to the oath taker’s choice. Air Force spokeswoman Rose Richeson told Air Force Times two weeks ago that “Reciting ‘So help me God’ in the reenlistment and commissioning oaths is a statutory requirement.” And as American Humanist Association attorney Monica Miller noted at the time, “This is the only branch to my knowledge that’s actually requiring everyone in all instances to use the religious language.”
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