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Cow eyes…

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This article   is rather interesting,   because I had read that villagers in Africa had used capes with eyes painted on them to keep predators from attacking them from behind.   If Botswana can profit from painting eyes on their cattle’s butts,  more power to them.

 

 

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July 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

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Faux guac…

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I loathe avocados,  so it’s no detriment to my taste buds if the guacamole is missing that oily green fruit,  but you avocado lovers are in terrible danger.   Odds are you have already been the victim of  fake guacamole.

 

 

 

 

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July 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm

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Does anyone think…

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…that if Obama was still president,  the Hong  Kong protesters  would be waving American flags?   Gee,  they don’t seem to know that Donald J. Trump is a fascist and Nazi and hates foreigners and his supporters are evil just like him.   How can they be unaware what an awful place America is?

 

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July 29, 2019 at 11:53 pm

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Ricky, te botamos!

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That means  “Ricky, we threw you out!”,  so congratulations to the people of Puerto Rico for forcing the  corrupt governor  to resign.   Does this mean that  the impeachment proceedings which the legislature has started will be dropped?   And dare we hope that the people of Puerto Rico will go after many  more corrupt  officials,   since they have a plentitude to choose from?

 

 

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July 29, 2019 at 12:35 pm

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Yosemite firefall 2019…

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I have been lucky enough to see the very strange natural phenomenon known  as ‘firefall’ at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park,  but the report on  this year’s  solar event makes it sound like it has become more trouble than it’s worth.   That is certainly a great pity,  because seeing what looks like a vertical river of fire falling down a cliff face is a stunning spectacle.

 

 

 

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July 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Does Equifax owe you money?

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It might, and  this article  tells you how to check.   I agree with author Josephine Wolff  that we must all do our part to extract money from the corporation so that data breaches have large and painful costs associated with them.   If we all do our part,  there should be fewer and smaller breaches.  I did not qualify,  but perhaps you will.

 

 

 

 

 

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July 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm

How bad…

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…was Mueller Day?   This provides  a pretty accurate gauge,  don’t you think?

 

 

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July 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Chris Kraft, R.I.P.

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One of my uncles had a beautiful  Chris-Craft boat  which I never tired of riding in,  so the first time I heard him speak,  his name stuck with me.   I was old enough to have an appreciation for the enormity  of the job  Chris Kraft did and to admire the leadership and determination he displayed while doing it.  I’m not surprised he held on long enough to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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July 25, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Mild and not…

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This article  is way short on specifics,  but admitting it studied only Chinese adults tells me instantly that it’s focus was exceptionally narrow and that the study is therefore quite a bit less useful than it could be.  Why didn’t they study India,  which has regions featuring very spicy food and very hot food?  Color me unimpressed…

 

 

 

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July 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

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Progressives say…

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…a woman’s right to choose must be unlimited because killing a foetus is reproductive health care.   It isn’t very healthy for the foetus,  that’s for sure,  but by now you should know that progressives don’t care about children or unborn children or women, or pretty much anyone who disagrees with them.   They espouse actual violence if you get in their way.   Watch this  famous YouTube star explain that if his mother had listened to her doctor,  she would have aborted him for fear he’d be born with Downs syndrome or other terrible deficiencies,  and he wouldn’t be a gamer with millions of followers.   Ninja thanked his mom for finding a different doctor so he would have his life and be able to do something with it.

The  “Choose Life” slogan makes sense to this young man.    And if you haven’t learned already,  doctors and scientists  don’t know everything,  they make mistakes,  and sometimes they lie.   Humans have the most astonishing capacity for rationalization.   It’s how we live with our sorry selves  —  our mistakes,  our flaws,  our falsehoods — the less heroic aspects of our humanity.   I decided a long time ago that must be how uber liberals and progressives are able to hold contradictory thoughts in their brains without going totally insane immediately.   Of course,  the pressures of such illogical behavior overcomes them eventually……

 

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/21/youtube-star-gamer-ninja-thanks-mom-for-choosing-life-over-abortion/

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July 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm

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