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Old 10-12-2018, 08:13 AM
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Whoops

Gas pipeline explosion central BC. Affecting WA state and metro Vancouver BC.

I've switched over to electric heating for the time being.
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Crucifix represents Christian values but isn't a religious symbol, Quebec's incoming premier says | CBC News

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Old 10-14-2018, 09:24 AM
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Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance - Collateral damage on second F-16 - Aviation24.be

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On 12 October, Aviation24.be received more information on the incident: a technician was working on an F-16 when he accidentally activated the six-barrels 20mm Vulcan M61A-1 cannon of that F-16. The cannon was loaded and some bullets hit another F-16AM (FA-128). That aircraft had just been refuelled and was together with another F-16 being prepared for a (training) mission. Due to the bullets, the F-16AM exploded and damaged the other F-16.
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They're only about USD 15 million each.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:54 PM
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New typhus cases reported in Willowbrook; officials expect additional outbreaks - Los Angeles Times

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Outbreak of typhus in Los Angeles, a lot of those affected are homeless. There’s a lot of trash on the street that no one is picking up.
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In related news, I am fixating on bad news and I am not handling things well.

I watched this whole situation unfold in real time at r/AirForce, narrated by the (former) residents.

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In related news, I am fixating on bad news and I am not handling things well.
I know the feeling. I'd suggest that's an entirely reasonable response.
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Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance - Collateral damage on second F-16 - Aviation24.be

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On 12 October, Aviation24.be received more information on the incident: a technician was working on an F-16 when he accidentally activated the six-barrels 20mm Vulcan M61A-1 cannon of that F-16. The cannon was loaded and some bullets hit another F-16AM (FA-128). That aircraft had just been refuelled and was together with another F-16 being prepared for a (training) mission. Due to the bullets, the F-16AM exploded and damaged the other F-16.
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That could go in the morons with (big) guns thread.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:27 AM
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Bullets should really be in "" marks.
Thx to Wikipedia, here's a 20mm Vulcan round, in blue, next to the normally considered giant .50BMG rounds and a golf ball. the Vulcan cannon shoots 100 of these a second.
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a 20mm Vulcan round, in blue, next to the normally considered giant .50BMG rounds and a golf ball.
And that other thing? A 32GB battering RAM?
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Thrad on newish alt reich terminology.

Alexandraah! Erin on Twitter: "So this meme the cultural alt-right is propagating of calling people who differ from their groupthink "NPCs" in order to dehumanize us and imply that we don't *really* disagree with them (because who possibly could?) but are just mindlessly following a script..."
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It's interesting that they're finally admitting it straight on. Like we know they consider other races subhuman but the final step of 'me, me, me, I am the best, me, me, me' is to believe that no one else has an internal monologue or thoughts and are just robots performing a predetermined dance. Just look at the mens rights bullshit that seems to follow so nicely along with alt-right beliefs, that women are literal mechanical puzzles that if you turn the right dials, have the special potion and pick the right speech options, sex and a relationship will fall out. So many books have been sold on the idea that there's some magic set of cheat codes that will unlock the sex level.

I'm fairly certain Trump at least doesn't believe anyone else is really conscious and that he's the only one with inner thoughts. Considering how he treats his children, I'm not even sure if he thinks his children are real.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' to blame - BBC News

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Mr Trump addressed snatched questions from reporters over helicopter engine noise at the White House, describing King Salman's denial as "very, very strong".

"It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers," he added. "Who knows?"
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I guess they waltzed right in and in between getting their paperwork done, they cut him up without anyone noticing.
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I'm totally sure security at the Saudi consulate in Turkey is just that lax. What could they possibly have to worry about?
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And that other thing? A 32GB battering RAM?
Chances of that are DIMM.
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About time too.

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NEW: Ecuador is done with Julian Assange, won't help Wikileaks founder hide from British government / Boing Boing

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The Reuters article says Assange sued Ecuador over basic houseguest shit like pay for your own phone calls and clean up after your own goddamn cat. Jesus Christ, what a dumbass.

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Sahle-Work Zewde: Ethiopia appoints first female president - CNN
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Herald's MacKinnon has cartoon added to U.S. congressional library
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Brazil about to get whacky, yo.

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