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Mike Nencetti
#SaturdayFF tomorrow I will have to socialize at multiple Super Bowl parties. Not thrilled about it, but I need to socialize. I find it helps.
What is it you're not thrilled about? The people, the sport, something else? - Mark H
The "how are you doing" stuff. - Mike Nencetti
Well, "My wife's ashes are on a shelf. not sure where I am taking them" no I'll just says i'm good. - Mike Nencetti
It's almost a social norm now. - Mark H
If you say "I'm good" ppl are then free to imagine where you are on a sliding scale of their own experience. Getting out and about is a good idea, and maybe all the talk of the sporting event will take the pressure off you. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
The answer the people should hear is simply, "day by day". The people care. - Janet from FFHound!
^ - Marie
Mike, you don't have to decide to do anything with her ashes if you don't want to, or if you are not ready to. It's been 20 years and I still have my brother's ashes in the cabinet next to my bed. - April Russo
Thanks everyone. If I have not mentioned I am taking advantage of free counseling offered by Hospice. I go once a week. one on one session. - Mike Nencetti
That's great. - bentley
Mark H
The entire airplane has been converted into a single luxury suite for two guests. This means you have the complete craft at your disposal – including its top-flight facilities, which include a Jacuzzi, separate shower, infrared sauna, mini bar, 3 flat screen televisions, blu-ray DVD player with a comprehensive collection of DVDs, a pantry with oven/microwave combination, coffee and tea maker, free wireless internet, air conditioning, etc. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
The plane is an Ilyushin 18 and was built in 1960. In its first years, it served as a government plane for the DDR top dogs, including Erich Honecker. From 1964 to 1986 Interflug, an East-German airline company, used it for flights to countries like Cuba, Russia, China and Vietnam. It could accommodate a total of 120 passengers and a four-man crew in the cockpit. After the German unification the plane served as a restaurant for 15 years until it was acquired by Hotelsuites.nl in 2007. - Mark H
Mark H
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015...
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God
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""I’ll say: bone cancer in children, what’s that about? How dare you how dare you create a world where there is such misery that’s not our fault? It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain? The god who created this universe, if he created this universe, is quite clearly a maniac, an utter maniac, totally selfish. We have to spend our lives on our knees thanking him. What kind of god would do that? Yes the world is very splendid, but it also has in it insects whose whole life cycle is to burrow into the eyes of children and make them blind.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Attenboroughesque :) - Eivind from Android
see also Pratchett's Patrician :) - Pete
God might reply, "when you can create a world without injustice and pain, then we can talk" - Todd Hoff
Worl, as an individual I can't. Nor Stephen. Nor Todd. But God? God *could*. Question is, why not? Ah, theodicy. - Pete
Thus, god is not perfect. - Joe
God never said he was, it's people,that said that. And perfection doesn't aloow for free will, which is a handy thing to have. - Todd Hoff
Granted that the creator of the universe is not perfect. I would also say the force/energy/being is not all knowing either. (Edit to add- I would say that the creator is an experimenter.) - Joe
You guys are in full swing here but I guess I'd ask what your definition of perfect is? - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Generally, that which can't be improved. What is improved? There you go. - Todd Hoff
I think for a lot of us "perfect" is "what satisfies me" - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
"The Problem of Evil" is what led me to abandon my faith when I was 11 or 12. No one around me at the time was willing or able to provide an answer to it. I've since reconciled it for myself, more or less, but it's an ongoing struggle, I must admit. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Recently, for example, I've been reading "The Gulag Archipelago", and it's rattling my faith. I think a part of me seeks to learn about these things for that reason: to rattle my faith, and see how it fares. Probably why I stay on FriendFeed, too LOL - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Yeah, The Problem of Evil in the wake of 9/11 and the subsequent lies leading to the invasion of Iraq broke my belief as well. Coincidentally, I started reading a lot of Philip K Dick novels at the time, and his theodicy is probably the only one I'd be willing to believe: God isn't actually omnipotent. - Victor Ganata
I think Mr. Fry got it in one. Cancer. Why would anyone allow that if they had the power to prevent or stop it? And if they don't have that power, why the hell should we blindly hand over our lives to them? - Heather
Okay, God gets rid of cancer. Then what? - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
If God is omnipotent and benevolent, why does cancer even exist in the first place? - Victor Ganata
Then cancer gets rid of God. #notatheologist #noideawhatthatmeans - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*reserves spot to comment from beyond the grave* - Micah from iPhone
Ya'll are going with the assumption that a creator thinks like its creation and feels as its creation feels. That's where modern religion seems to go off the rails in my mind. - Michael W. May
As an atheist myself, I sympathize with Fry's line of thought, but I hope I would show a little less hubris in the presence of god. Maybe start with, "well, this s certainly a surprise!" before launching into the whole cancer bit. - Steele Lawman
A Baha'i friend once asked me 'If you met God and he asked you what you had done with your life, what would you say?' I said 'I might ask the same of you.' - Pete
Could an imperfect human being possessing free will exist in such a way to rail against his creator (or really against the decaying, entropic universe he resides in) if everything was perfect, self-sustaining, and infinite? Guess it depends on what your assumptions or beliefs about God is. If it has human-like attributes but imbued with supreme power, then perhaps we can say the... more... - Mo Kargas
I dunno, wouldn't an omniscient and benevolent God understand and empathize with its creation? - Victor Ganata
I tend to think we imagined God as the omnipotent, omniscient version of ourselves, warts and all. Where we are vengeful, capricious, insecure - God is the Most vengeful, capricious, insecure. I tend to think that *if* there is a "creator," it is indifferent to us entirely. I can imagine that creator's response to Mr. Fry: "Cancer, blindness, bugs...they all fit within a cycle of... more... - Cult Hero from iPhone
Inconsistent human qualities applied to something beyond us. - Mo Kargas
No really, nobody answered my question, what next? - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Well, ok. About what are we talking? The utterly apart Islamic God of Tawhid? The immanent yet transcendent God of the Incarnation? The Demiurge of the Gnostics? The utterly ineffable of Lovecraft? Cos if we don't know *that* all the rest of it is wandering in a maze. - Pete
But the original question isn't about "next". It's about why things are the way they are in the first place. - Victor Ganata
The monotheistic God Fry is likely talking of is *claimed* to value humans. But a Creator does not necessarily have to value or care, at least in a way which is understandable to us. - Pete
Sure, the easiest form of theodicy that doesn't do away with God entirely is to say that God isn't what we think God is, but the obvious logical consequence of that line of thinking is therefore many of the world's religions are utter bullshit. - Victor Ganata
It also assumes that we are the snake in the cage, not the mouse bred for food. - Johnny from iPhone
Well, and quite, Victor. - Pete
The original quote assumes both that God is powerful enough to affect th course of the world and demands worship. The God of many religions fits that. If you change the parameters, you are creating a new context. - Heather
That context will change from human to human regardless, due to that initial assumption. - Mo Kargas
Heather, like Isaac Newton's Clockwork Universe. Put all the pieces together and let it run. - Johnny from iPhone
Letting it run, to me, sounds like not having investment in the proceedings. Which (again just my perspective) would not require devotion and worship. If God made everything and walked away, why follow rules or pray? - Heather
The fact is that many world religions explicitly state that God is active in the proceedings of the Universe, though. - Victor Ganata
OTOH, we give our lives over to many entities that aren't omnipotent or omniscient but are nonetheless more powerful and/or (allegedly) more knowledgeable than we are—government, the free market, etc.—so if God isn't omnipotent nor omniscient, that isn't necessarily a reason not to worship or offer to service to Him/Her/Them. - Victor Ganata
Not all NDE's are of heaven. - Mike Nencetti
ooo dış mihraks fiğdini bulmasyone. otporumsu paralelizasyon - furi from Android
Mark H
#SaturdayFF It's been Sunday for nearly three hours but I'm trying to acclimatise myself to staying up until stupid o'clock in the morning tomorrow to watch the Patriots beat the Seahawks. I have very heavy eyelids.
You're staying up late to cry when the Seahawks beat the Patriots. - Kristin
Crying is for ladyboys. Or Akiva, as I believe you people call them over there. - Mark H
I think Geppetto would have to make him a real boy first. - Kristin
isfendan
17 Wonderful Trees That Prove Nature Is Capable Of Amazing Things http://news.distractify.com/jake-he... via @Distractify
17 Wonderful Trees That Prove Nature Is Capable Of Amazing Things http://news.distractify.com/jake-heppner/17-wonderful-trees-that-prove-nature-is-capable-of-amazing-things/ via @Distractify
Amazing I have seen two of the trees shown here. Love the 40 fruit tree. - Eric Logan
"According to the story, a group of 100 knights were stranded in a thunderstorm and were able to seek safety under this tree thus giving the majestic chestnut its interesting name." Surprisingly, given this was men wearing metal seeking shelter during a storm under a tree, this was The Hundred Horse Chestnut and not The Molten Metal Morons Chestnut. - Mark H
WarLord
Roger Goodell’s credibility wearing thin amid ‘tough year’ http://www.star-telegram.com/sports...
If NFL's Super Bowl is our secular holiday "Pope" Goodell is having a tough year - WarLord
$44 million a year. I think I'm in the wrong profession. - Mark H
Mark H
Two-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Reveal Strange and Puzzling Forms - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-...
Two-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Reveal Strange and Puzzling Forms
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"To a human, two billion years is an unfathomable interval. But that, a team of European, Gabonese, and American scientists now say, is how long ago a recently discovered hoard of fossils suggests Earth’s first big life evolved — large enough to see with the naked eye, and in a spectrum of forms that tease and bewilder. What do their shapes mean? Would the life that existed on 2-billion-year-old Earth have given us any clues to the Earth we see today? Just what were these things?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"To put the unexpectedness of this fossil cache in perspective, consider that Earth condensed out of the planet-forming gas disk that shrouded our young sun about 4.5 billion years ago. Life evolved surprisingly swiftly after Earth’s birth, probably by 3.5 billion years ago and perhaps more than 4 billion years ago. But the ancestors of the large life forms we see today did not appear... more... - Mark H
"So what might have encouraged this early flirtation with bigness? Immediately prior to their evolution, atmospheric oxygen spiked during the Great Oxygenation Event of 2.3 billion years ago, a result of the invention of photosynthesis by cyanobacteria and the running out of iron deposits with which to sop all the resulting oxygen up by rusting out (the genesis of the famous banded iron... more... - Mark H
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Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power - http://www.universetoday.com/118431...
Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power
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"As the Marshall Space Flight Center’s manager of nuclear thermal research, Dr. Houts is well versed in the benefits it has to offer space exploration. According to the presentation he and fellow staffers made, a fission reactor can be used in a rocket design to create Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP). In an NTP rocket, uranium or deuterium reactions are used to heat liquid hydrogen inside a reactor, turning it into ionized hydrogen gas (plasma), which is then channeled through a rocket nozzle to generate thrust." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"A second possible method, known as Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEC), involves the same basic reactor converted its heat and energy into electrical energy which then powers an electrical engine. In both cases, the rocket relies on nuclear fission to generates propulsion rather than chemical propellants, which has been the mainstay of NASA and all other space agencies to date." - Mark H
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House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984) - http://houseofselfindulgence.b...
House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)
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"It's easy to sit back and laugh at bold predictions that fail to materialize in works of speculative science fiction that came out thirty years ago. However, just because evil bastards who look like Gene Simmons from KISS aren't running around stealing microchips with the help of an army of robot spiders doesn't mean the premise of Runaway is that far-fetched." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
This was one of those films that we must have taken out of the video store a dozen or more times in the first few years of having a VHS player. I loved this film so much. - Mark H
This is a classic movie. - Steven Perez from Android
BTW, Tom Selleck just turned 70! - Nils Sandin
Mark H
25 Things That Will Definitely Happen In The General Election Campaign - http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphil...
25 Things That Will Definitely Happen In The General Election Campaign
25 Things That Will Definitely Happen In The General Election Campaign
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"Will there be a serious, detailed discussion of important policy issues? Hahahaha, LOL, nope." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
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I have mispronounced Hartlepool all these years. (There were more I didn't know, but I've never had any reason to pronounce them. (Harlepool is a football team.)) - Eivind
Siobhan's adorable. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Chronic mispronouncer of ALL THE THINGS---> - Jenny H.
That was cute. - Stephen Mack
At least all the -cesters (and -minsters) are consistent (and I had those correct!) :-) - Nils Sandin
Nothing like a little bit of local knowledge. Near me are two places, Cosham and Bosham. The first is pronounced more-or-less like it's spelt: cosh'm. The second one is bozz'm. No idea why. - Mark H
Mark H
Tedy Bruschi, Rosevelt Colvin, Former Patriots React To ‘DeflateGate’ - http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015...
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"In case you missed it, the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots used under-inflated footballs during their victory in the rainy AFC Championship Game on Sunday night. No, really. Under-inflated footballs. A real investigation. It’s happening. The same league that put in no effort to obtain video of a star player knocking out his wife inside of an elevator is expending time and energy to look into some potentially deflated footballs." - Mark H
"To some (mostly the conspiracy types, loons, Steelers fans, etc.), these accusations are just further confirmation that Bill Belichick and the Patriots are dirty, rotten cheaters who never follow the rules on their way to sustaining unparalleled success. To others (mostly those with brains, the ability for complex thought, etc.), the whole situation is pretty hilarious. I mean, really?... more... - Mark H
Article includes some quotes from former Pats and some quite amusing tweets from Matt Chatham in particular. - Mark H
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Phil and teds green explorer double | eBay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm...
Phil and teds green explorer double | eBay
Phil and teds green explorer double | eBay
Phil and teds green explorer double | eBay
"This was purchased against my wishes many years ago as I never wanted any children and a buggy signified my wife's intent to have children. We argued much and this buggy signifies everything that ended my happy carefree low cost child free life. This buggy clearly meant she intended to have not just one but multiple children and the extortionate price of this buggy will stay imprinted on my brain till the day I die. I have bought cars that cost less than this buggy. My dad once bought a house that cost less than this buggy. Anyway as you can tell I hate the buggy. I now have 3 children, and a Labrador and am forced to endure the school run where women I dont know try and discuss the price of centre parc holidays, and the benefits of the micro over the mini micro scooter. To summarize my life is over and this green albatross needs to go round some other poor sods neck." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"This buggy has never been used for dog sledding, racing, or buggy bumper cars, although I once used it to concuss a randy Alsatian that tried getting amorous with my lab. There are many adverts on here for immaculate models and these people are all liars and scoundrels as nothing that comes into contact with a young child is ever immaculate. So for a starting price of just £9.99 you... more... - Mark H
There is soooooo much truth in this it hurts. - Anika
Mark H
"You classist gimp. I happened to go to a boarding school. No one helped me at boarding school to get into the music business. I bought my first guitar with money I saved from holiday jobs (sandwich packing!). I was taught the only four chords I know by a friend. No one at school had ANY knowledge or contacts in the music business, and I was expected to become a soldier or a lawyer or perhaps a stockbroker. So alien was it, that people laughed at the idea of me going into the music business, and certainly no one was of any use." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"And then you come along, looking for votes, telling working class people that posh people like me don’t deserve it, and that we must redress the balance. But it is your populist, envy-based, vote-hunting ideas which make our country crap, far more than me and my shit songs, and my plummy accent." - Mark H
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Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA” - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
"A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Polls repeatedly show that much of the public is often ignorant of both basic scientific facts, and basic facts about government and public policy. Just before the 2014 elections, which determined control of Congress, only 38 percent realized that the Republicans controlled the House of Representatives before the election, and the same number knew that the Democrats control the Senate.... more... - Mark H
I literally smacked my forehead. Dumb people, stop clouding legitimate issues! - Heather
A weird (almost trap) question to ask, yes? - Johnny from iPhone
Murica. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Jed
So, news: I'm now the TV editor for FreakSugar. :)
I've never been an editor before. :) - Jed from iPhone
Rock on! - Corinne L
Yay! - Yolanda
Congrats! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I've been saying that FreakSugar has been lacking representation in the transvestite community for such a long time. This is welcome news. - Mark H
@Mark H - :) - Jed from iPhone
Thanks everyone! - Jed from iPhone
Congratulations! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congratulations, Jed! - Stephan from iPhone
\o/ Congrats! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Woo-hoo! - bentley
Congratulations! - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks, everyone! I'm pretty pumped! - Jed from iPhone
woot and congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Stephan
Last time I filled up the truck was November, when fuel prices were already low. I was pleasantly surprised to see it has dropped to Can $0.739 / liter (taxes included).
Saves $50/tank. - Stephan from iPhone
*/me sobbing in a corner* - Xabaras (G.O.)
You're paying under a $1 a gallon for gas, Stephan? - Stephen Mack
I thought that was a per-liter price. - Brian Johns
Ah, that makes sense. - Stephen Mack
I filled up my truck yesterday for 140€, in november it was €180, about the same saving but on *slightly" different basis - Ivan Crema
Ha, Stephen, I wish. This is per liter. (You're probably laughing by now.) -- I edited the post. - Stephan from iPhone
Honestly, with our local taxes, that's still cheaper than here :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Ivan, ouch, that's expensive. It only took 100 liters this morning, I can live with that. - Stephan from iPhone
Jenn (whose name iOS keeps correcting to Ken), this is including taxes. - Stephan from iPhone
You Americans complaining about fuel prices makes me laugh, come over here to UK and your jaws will drop to the floor, bring a pillow to lessen the blow! ;-) - Halil
Oh, I'm not complaining - just comparing. I'm used to our northern neighbors having higher prices, but in this case, the difference is likely tax-related (I don't remember what ours is, but it is very high compared to most of the country.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm this case, I wasn't complaining, more the opposite. If it weren't for these crutches I would have done a happy dance around my truck this morning. :) - Stephan from iPhone
I'm just being cheeky, sorry, wasn't being serious, just having a dig! Sorry if offended! - Halil
When I drove to Michigan for Christmas, my local Chicago station was charging about $2.50, I think, but I had already filled up in the suburbs for $2.09 or so. I made an unplanned stop at the Meijer gas station in Kalamazoo, $1.89. Nice! Leaving Ann Arbor on Christmas evening, the local BP where I usually go was charging $2.19, but they were closed for Christmas. So I went to the TA... more... - bentley
You weren't offending anyone, Halil. Although your "you Americans" was a bit on the edge. :-) - Stephan from iPhone
Sorry about that, didn't mean it the way it sounded and I should of phrased it better, but all I was trying to do and failed in a jestful manner was to say that fuel prices in UK are high. I don't actually drive myself but all the drivers I know always complain about fuel prices and then go on to complain that US prices are much cheaper. - Halil
Absolutely no need to apologize, Halil. The grass is always greener on the other side. Plus, what human being doesn't complain about the weather or the gas prices? - Stephan from iPhone
@Stephan about a hundred liters also here (F150 with a 26 gallons tank) - Ivan Crema from Flucso
That would still hurt my wallet. :) - Stephan from iPhone
I'm just glad we walk or take the train. Gas prices here are frightening. - Jenny H. from Android
Last week I filled up for $2.29 a gallon. Never thought I'd see gas this low again. It's definitely helping me in this crazy busy running-around time. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Saw gas this morning for 1.79! - Jenny
I just filled up Diesel at 1.049 €/L, or $4.58/gal. - Nils Sandin
Current price around here is around £1.04 per litre which is ridiculously low compared to this time about a year and half ago; if I could be bothered to work out what that is in dollars per US gallons I probably still wouldn't. All hail American fracking and the need to compete in the market from the remainder of the world's petroleum producers. - Mark H
most of the fracking in my neck of the woods is for natural gas. it's a disastrous mess. - Big Joe Silence
Oil prices have not yet impacted fracking activity here. (Will not hurt my feelings if it does.) - Stephan from iPhone
Mark H
I've seen a couple of #SaturdayFF posts on similar subjects tonight so...
My parents bought a set of encyclopedias when I was born - the Merit Students Encyclopedia - and I have strong memories of using them extensively growing up to simply learn things, read for the sake of reading, or helping with schoolwork. I'm pretty certain with hindsight that because they were an American publication they were not on the radar of most of my teachers which is why a lot of my homework that copied whole sections was marked highly. - Mark H
My mum and dad also bought a book of 365 stories/poems to read at night. I can remember seeing my mum or dad reading to me from the book for a few years in a row and I can remember the book itself - a large, thick book with a pale purple, textured cover - but I can't remember any of the stories. - Mark H
Mark H
Boko Haram's Statement Upon Seizing Control of the Town From Footloose - http://www.somethingawful.com/news...
Boko Haram's Statement Upon Seizing Control of the Town From Footloose
Boko Haram's Statement Upon Seizing Control of the Town From Footloose
"I am Abubakar Shekau and I am the one who canceled dancing, along with everything else, in your town. We have fired rocket grenades into your general stores, we have burned your empty dancing factories, machine gunned your pets, torn your drapes, bayoneted your giclee prints, smashed your TVs and we have annihilated the house of lies you call a high school. Your sons have been machine gunned. Your husbands have been machine gunned. Wives also machine gunned. Some daughters have been sold into sex slavery of the least enjoyable form and the rest have been scheduled for machine gunning." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Mark H
An Anti-Feminist Party Is Standing In The General Election - http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiero...
An Anti-Feminist Party Is Standing In The General Election
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"The party was founded by retired businessman Mike Buchanan, who told BuzzFeed News it’s his party’s ultimate aim to “make feminism a dirty word”. Buchanan used to work as a business consultant for the Conservative party, but quit in 2009 when David Cameron backed all-women parliamentary candidate shortlists. He has since dedicated his life to anti-feminism, writing three books, Feminism: The Ugly Truth, The Glass Ceiling Delusion, and David Cameron – The Heir to Harman?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"“Feminism is a hatred, and it should be a badge of shame,” he said. “To call yourself a feminist should be no more acceptable than calling yourself a bigot or a sexist or a fascist. It is a deeply vile, corrupting ideology and the idea it’s a benign movement about gender equality is dangerous nonsense.” The party’s website is home to articles such as “13 Reasons Women Lie About Being Raped”, “10 Reasons False Rape Allegations Are Common”, and “Feminists – Enemies of Men, Women, and Children”." - Mark H
"In the general election, Buchanan is pessimistic about winning enough votes to retain any of the three £500 deposits he’s put down, but thinks it’s worth the expense in order to raise awareness of what he called “[just how much of a cockwomble I am]”." - Mark H
While not a formal part of their platform, I'm sure anti-feminism is an element in the politics of, oh, UKIP? all of the English Democrat-type BNP lite parties? - Pete
Oh Jesus. - Jenny H. from Android
Anti-feminism as a political stance? Maybe Monty Python is still active: This sounds like something from the Ministry of Silly Walks. Now, if only Great Britain had ever had a right-wing woman as a leader...oh, wait... - Walt Crawford
Julian
This game is an utter disaster.
It's early. Plenty of time to get worse yet. - Mark H
Mark H
Wife's pub visits no ground for seeking divorce: Bombay High Court - http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai...
Wife's pub visits no ground for seeking divorce: Bombay High Court
"The Bombay High Court has refused to grant divorce on the ground of cruelty to a man who alleged his wife often went to pubs leaving their child in the care of domestic help and also often insulted him and his parents." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
""In our view, the Family Court has appreciated the evidence and come to justifiable findings that the appellant (husband) has failed to prove that the respondent (wife) has treated him with cruelty," the Bench said, while hearing an appeal filed by the man. The instances of cruelty cited by the husband were rude behaviour by his wife, excessive socialising, going to pubs and discos,... more... - Mark H
Mark H
NFL Announces Divisional Round Games Will Appear Much Less Rigged - SportsPickle | SportsPickle - http://www.sportspickle.com/2015...
NFL Announces Divisional Round Games Will Appear Much Less Rigged - SportsPickle | SportsPickle
"NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that the league’s divisional round playoff games will not look nearly as pre-determined as last week’s wildcard round games did, most notably the Cowboys-Lions match-up." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Dean Blandino, the NFL’s director of officiating, said he has been working all week with the crews working this week’s games to make sure their game-changing calls are made “more in the flow of the game.” “I don’t want anyone just overturning calls with zero explanation this week,” said Blandino. “To the untrained eye, this weekend’s playoff games will appear to be above board. That is... more... - Mark H
"In unrelated news, the league also announced the songs that Katy Perry will sing during next month’s Patriots-Cowboys Super Bowl." - Mark H
Stephan
This PDF demands the date format YYYY-MM-DD but its date picker returns D/M/YYYY (no override). #logic http://ow.ly/i/8atGv
This PDF demands the date format YYYY-MM-DD but its date picker returns D/M/YYYY (no override). #logic http://ow.ly/i/8atGv
The form guide states that incorrectly filled in forms will be rejected. - Stephan from iPhone
The date picker also made me scroll back. Way back. Way, way, way back. I feel so young. - Stephan from iPhone
Is it possible the date picker is picking up your regional date settings? - Mark H
No. Since I will be mailing this I wil leave it blank and use old fashioned ink. - Stephan from iPhone
Mark H
Al-Azhar responds to Sisi’s call for ‘religious revolution’ - http://www.thecairopost.com/news...
Al-Azhar responds to Sisi’s call for ‘religious revolution’
"“We should closely examine the situation in which we are in. It does not make sense that the thought we sanctify pushes this entire nation to become a source of apprehension, danger, murder and destruction in the entire world,” Sisi said in a Thursday speech before Egypt’s top religious leaders on the occasion of the Birth of Prophet Mohamed." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"“I am not saying the religion. I am saying this thought that has been sanctified; texts and thoughts that have been sanctified for hundreds of years. And disagreeing with [these texts and thoughts] has become very difficult. To the extent that [this thought] makes an enemy of the whole world,” Sisi added. [...] Al-Azhar’s newly formed Monitor of Infedilizing Fatwas Dept., which... more... - Mark H
Positive moves in Egypt; good to see and interesting to see where it leads. - Mark H
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Judge: Norway violated Minnesota's equal-pay law - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/judge-n...
Judge: Norway violated Minnesota's equal-pay law - Yahoo News
"The Norwegian government violated Minnesota's equal-pay laws by paying a female former employee $30,000 less than a male counterpart, a federal judge has ruled. In a 191-page decision issued Wednesday, Norway was also ordered to pay Ellen Ewald $170,594 — double her lost wages — plus $100,000 for emotional distress, the Star Tribune reported. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul also ruled that Norway must pay $1,000 to Minnesota's general fund for violating the state's Human Rights Act." - rönin from Bookmarklet
more and more i am tempted to move my family to Minnesota. main drawback is the winters they have, cos my wife cannot abide deep cold and snow. - Big Joe Silence
Wow. It is shocking that Norway did something abroad they wouldn't do at home. - Spidra Webster
That duality is at the heart of Norwegian culture, Spidra. Behave at home, but anything goes abroad. That's why we go to Syden; it's a break from behaving like decent human beings. - Eivind from Android
"Behave at home, but anything goes abroad." Did Jenny know this before you snared her? - Mark H
Probably not :) - Eivind from Android
Jenny H.
This makes me love Norway. :)
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Wow! Beautiful!! - Laura
I'm still watching this beautiful spectacle from my office window, and it's 30 minutes past sunset! Amazing and rare! :) - Eivind
Yes, it's still going strong. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Beautiful. - John (bird whisperer)
Yayway! - Todd Hoff
A roaring borealis? - Ken Morley
We call them perlemorskyer, mother of pearl clouds :) (a different phenomenon from aurora borealis) - Eivind from Android
Ah, that would explain why they're not green then. :P Good name. Looks just like mother of pearl. - Ken Morley
Saw a couple of these pop up in my Twitter timeline too, along with yours: https://twitter.com/VikingH... and https://twitter.com/M_Hamme... - Mark H
That's cool. - Eric - ill subliminal
Absolutely beautiful ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Gorgeous! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
are these like giant sun dogs? - Big Joe Silence
Mark H
There's every chance it's 2015 now.
Happy New Year Mark H. - Mike Nencetti
Hppy new year - Halil
Happy New Year's, to you and the missus! :) - Jenny H. from Android
*checks who's commented/liked so far* Thank you Americans, Brits, Europeans, and Iranians of FriendFeed. This place still gets me right *here*, - Mark H
Not here yet!! .... Happy new year Mark ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Happy new year, Mark! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy New Year Mr H!!! 😃 - Son of Groucho
Happy new year, Mark! :-) - Maitani
Happy New Year, Mark! - Anne Bouey
Halil
Trying to plan a summer visit here with the family. Anyone been, any good? ~ Explore Warwick Castle, where you'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure! https://www.warwick-castle.com/ - Halil from Bookmarklet
Yes, about a decade ago and before I got my camera so no pictures. My recollection is that there was a nice longbow demonstration taking place, none of the helmets you can try on actually fit my oversized noggin, and there's a walk up part of the battlements that was brutal on the calves. Nice place. It's on the list to return to at some point. - Mark H
It's good, lots of attractions and events in the summer and at weekends. There's the old castle battlements as well as the more stately home bits. Some nice exhibitions on Richard, Earl of Warwick etc... Some beautiful grounds to have a picnic in too if you're lucky with the weather. But, it can be quite pricey... It's owned by the same folks as Tussards so look out for 2-for-1 vouchers in the papers around Easter/Summer hols :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Lo
Lo
Urgently needed: name for this dessert. Dark chocolate cake filled with whipped ganache and crushed pretzels, drizzled with melted ganache, served with salted caramel ice cream. If someone suggests a winning name, I'll buy you one. Or mail you something if you live far away.
A Slice of Heaven, as far as I am concerned. - Friar Will
Golden Desire - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do you have a pic? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Stash of Panache - Pete
Gateway Ganache - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
The Gan-ache of Pleasure - Pete
Choco Lot - Pete
Salt Teaser - Pete
I think Pete really wants some. That's an observation but can also count as a name. - Mark H
Nah, this is a hobby ;) - Pete
Dark Guardians of the Ganache: Salted Caramel Addiction Edition - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Ganache a Pret - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Ganache Trophy - Pete
Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Self Torte - Pete
Chocolate Twister - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Nirvana by Caramel - Janet from FFHound!
Chocolate-Caramel Dialectic - Andrew C (✔)
Dark and Stormy. Sure, it's a drink but whatevs. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Gonzo Ganache Gusto - Thomas Page
I just need some, Lo. - Jenny H. from Android
If anyone lives in the Midwest or visits Wisconsin, please let me know. I can see that you will eat like a king. This offer extends to any FFer. - Lo from Android
Where in WI are you? - Lauren Potts from Android
Dark Avalanche Ganache - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Madison, capital of over-wrought over-priced food! But my experience here gave the impression the entire state is considered driving distance, as well as much of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan. Go figure. - Lo from Android
It needs work, you guys. Anyone who got it tonight is probably satisfied but I feel sorry for them a little. It'll be much better on New Year's Eve. - Lo from Android
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