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Jed
It would be nice to have a day that wasn't mentally taxing and exhausting.
Victor Ganata
Way more people are going to die of the flu this season than all the people who have died from Ebola since the virus was discovered 38 years ago.
Jessie
Kenny G Is Involved in the Hong Kong Democracy Protest Story - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Kenny G Is Involved in the Hong Kong Democracy Protest Story
"The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a long-awaited official statement on Kenny G: “Kenny G’s musical works are widely popular in China, but China’s position on the illegal Occupy Central activities in Hong Kong is very clear,” a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said at a daily news briefing on Wednesday. “We hope that foreign governments and individuals speak and act cautiously and not support Occupy Central and other illegal activities in any form.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" The backstory: Kenny G is well-known in China, and his song "Closing Time" is played ubiquitously there (often in public spaces at, yes, closing time). This week he visited the site of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, tweeting about the demonstrations in mild terms: Many of those who have condmned the protests, including the Chinese government, have claimed that they are in part... more... - Jessie
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 3: 100 squats in 1:45 and she didn't hurl.
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My arse hurts for you already. Fanny good work!! - Janet from FFHound!
Great job, MC! - Stephen Mack
Jessie
Cheeky Raccoon Busts Out of Animal Exhibit, Prompts 2-Week-Long Rescue Effort | News | The Moscow Times - http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news...
"A raccoon that broke free from a touring animal exhibition in the Smolensk region has finally been found after a volunteer search party spent two weeks scouring the city for him. The raccoon, Venya, had outsmarted his human masters by hiding in the one place least likely to be checked: the very building where the "World of Animals" exhibition was being held. "A few days ago, [the building's] administrator notified us that in the theater where the animals were being exhibited, strange things had started to happen," the organizer of the exhibition was cited as saying Monday by local news outlet Smolenskaya Gazeta. "The food was disappearing, then somebody was scattering talcum powder around," the organizer, identified only as Alexei, told the publication. After nearly two weeks searching the city streets after Venya's disappearance on Sept. 24, he was spotted in a small crook in the ceiling above the movie theater screen." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
>.> - Jessie
Jessie
Man Fights Off Bear With Old Computer in Siberia | News | The Moscow Times - http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article...
Man Fights Off Bear With Old Computer in Siberia | News | The Moscow Times
"A man rummaging for scrap metal at a dump in western Siberia had technology to thank after an old computer helped him fend off a hungry bear. The unidentified man was looking for non-ferrous metals at a dump in the Tomsk region on Saturday when he was spotted by the bear, which immediately rushed toward him, the Interfax news agency reported Monday, citing local ranger Sergei Yelnikov. When the man saw the bear coming, he picked up a computer that was lying nearby and threw it at the animal, before both ran away in opposite directions, the report said. "The villager hardly suffered at all; he injured his hand when throwing the device at the bear," Yelnikov was quoted as saying." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Me
Golden Gate Bridge considers charging bicyclists, pedestrians - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea...
Golden Gate Bridge considers charging bicyclists, pedestrians - SFGate
"Expect to see a sea of spandex filling the usually staid chambers of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District on Friday when directors consider charging a toll for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the landmark bridge. And don’t expect those bodies in spandex to be very pleased. “Really? I think that’s stupid,” said Joanna Del Mundo, 26, a nurse from Fremont who was wearing a Giants jersey and walking on the bridge Tuesday. “I mean, it’s a public bridge, a public sidewalk. I think it would hurt some people’s access to the bridge.” Bicyclists, many of whom commute daily across the bridge, are likely to show up in force as the 19-member Board of Directors contemplates a financial strategy that includes evaluating the possibility of charging cyclists and walkers to use the sidewalks. Cyclists, including members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, have battled the notion of bike tolls before, and are likely to do so again. “We expect it to be a very vocal... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
Hmm. How that deficit happen in the first place? How is $5 per car not enough to pay for the bridge's expenses? As vehicles, bikes are certainly something to look toward putting a toll on but I think I agree with SFBC that with things the way they are, you don't want to deter people from adopting a smog-free vehicle commute. - Spidra Webster
That's crazy. I would think that would backfire and just encourage more people to get back in their cars creating more traffic. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
rönin
For a Nisei sisterhood, it's yesterday once more - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
For a Nisei sisterhood, it's yesterday once more - LA Times
"The Atomettes are meeting again — as they have for 65 years. What began in 1949 as a social club of seven young Japanese American girls finding refuge from exclusion and racism is still going strong today — a bond of friendship that has endured through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, surgeries and deaths." - rönin from Bookmarklet
WarLord
This posted in the Gym at Courage Kenny Rehab is becoming my mantra
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Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 2. So many mountain climbers I think I'm halfway to Everest.
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Go MC go! - Stephen Mack
Are you sore?? - Janet from FFHound!
Very. It only hurts when I move ;-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My trainers suggest pickle juice. I forgot this and my arms are screaming. - Janet from FFHound!
I am trying the pickle juice. How much should I be drinking I wonder. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
And bananas - Yvonne Renee
Glen Campbell
Steele Lawman
Campus website has been up and down a lot in the last 24 hours. Here's a recent status update on Twitter from college ITS.
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Totally stealing this. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
love it - maʀtha
Brilliant. - Catherine Pellegrino
Vampire Hunter DYSP
5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is A Really Big Continent http://thkpr.gs/3582113 via @thinkprogress
5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is A Really Big Continent http://thkpr.gs/3582113 via @thinkprogress
Maybe we should build some sort of camps or something, and provide "free housing" for all of the Americans of African descent; you know, just to be safe. #racism - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
And since Mexico is part of Africa we'll have to include Mexican American's in that housing. Ugh - Steve C Team Marina
Obviously, Steve. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Maybe we can give them special badges, too. You know, like triangles or some other shape. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
I think a big scarlet E on the clothing of anyone who has ever been outside the United States (or has ancestors from outside the United States) should suffice. - Stephen Mack
How about this one? Fisherman from Equatorial Guinea (different country than Guinea) has been at sea for two months. Landed in northern Peru on October 9. Two days later, went to Lima to board a plane to fly back home, but he "showed signs of a fever and other symptoms associated with Ebola." They put him in the hospital, even though they don't think he has ebola. http://www.peruviantimes.com/14... - bentley
Shevonne
No, I’d be too afraid - http://dcfemella.com/post...
No, I’d be too afraid
Vampire Hunter DYSP
New Texas Law Would Require Candidates for Governor to Show Proof of I.Q. http://www.newyorker.com/humor... via @newyorker
New Texas Law Would Require Candidates for Governor to Show Proof of I.Q. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/new-texas-law-require-candidates-governor-show-proof-q via @newyorker
Eric - It's My Thing
Note, why you obtain an ankle injury in Mesquite playing golf because you refuse to pony up for better fitting shoes, then you constantly walk around, stand for a concert, give a walking tour of the strip to your friends, not really notice because of all the fun and drinking, and then wake up Monday morning wondering how your going to fit into...
your tennis shoes for the long drive home; that's what you get for waking up in Vegas. I'll be fine. Whoo, Vegas! - Eric - It's My Thing
Spidra Webster
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever - http://gizmodo.com/no-ones...
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever
"Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever. It's not that Apple's not selling any iPads at all; it still moved 12.3 million tablets over the summer. But that's down 13 percent from a year ago, an opposite trajectory to the growth that the iPhone and Mac lines experienced in the same time. It's caused a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth among Apple observers™—what a job description!—but it doesn't mean that tablets in general or the iPad in specific are over. Here's the iPad's real growth problem: If you bought one in the last two and a half years, you have no reason buy another one. None whatsoever. Does your iPad have a Retina display? Good. You can replace it when you accidentally drop it in the toilet, and no sooner.... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I have to say I don't feel I've outgrown my iPad 2 yet. If I had a good income, I'd get a new iPad just to have something lighter with a better camera and display, but I don't feel like I've outgrown my current one. Whereas I feel the "headroom" on my old Mac laptops all the time due to software bloat for basic web browsing stuff. - Spidra Webster
I kinda feel the storage restriction because games, esp, are really big space hogs. Also, I'm envious of the more powerful CPUs and GPUs, but high production value games aren't important enough on iPad to drive me (or most people, I'd think) to upgrade. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, I've only got one game (and it's an educational one). I also don't use my iPad for massive photo storage. - Spidra Webster
Mahdi
The perfect trip: Norway : Norway - http://www.bbc.com/travel...
The perfect trip: Norway : Norway
The perfect trip: Norway : Norway
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واهاهاهاهاهاهاهاهای .نروژ - Primavera from Android
یادش به خیر هفت سال پیش این موقع نروژ بودم :-) - Mahdi
Corinne L
Relocating a few pieces of artwork, hanging a decorative lantern, and moving a couple pieces of furniture has immensely improved my attitude.
Jessie
Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review - http://jezebel.com/author-...
Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review
"On Friday, The Guardian posted a piece by author Kathleen Hale, a well-connected young author who once became so obsessed with the writer of a one-star review of her novel on Goodreads that she stalked her, only to find that the critic was using a fake name and identity. Can you pick a side yet? I'm on Team Nobody. The story—at least how Hale tells it—goes a little something like this. Hale's publisher, HarperTeen, sent advance copies of her novel to book bloggers to get a sense of what they thought of it. The bloggers were then expected to post their assessments to sites like GoodReads, hopefully generating buzz prior to its release. Hale was warned to avoid GoodReads like teen YouTube stars are warned to avoid reading their comment sections. But, also like a teen YouTube star, Hale was unable to resist. And once she began picking at it, she couldn't stop herself. It didn't take long before things Got Weird." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
o.O Mostly this just makes me glad my GR account is under a pseudonym. - Jessie
And the GR reviewers have reacted accordingly: https://www.goodreads.com/book... - Jessie
This is really genuinely upsetting - Soup in a TARDIS
I read her article on Saturday and I'm still disgusted at her and the Guardian for publishing it. No one likes trolls, but all that legwork to unmask someone who is just annoying you was stupid. - Anika
It sounds like her fiance's family has connections to The Guardian, which explains a lot about how she got a podium to justify her potentially illegal behavior. Just sickening. This woman was clearly not ready for publishing. - Jessie
Jessie
I need someone who speaks Chinese to ask me about the Colts vs. Bengals game so I can say it was "馬馬虎虎", but I feel like that is not going to happen. :-( #chinesepunfail
I don't know what that says, but it looks like floaty squid aliens chasing Flintstones-type people (with the multiple feet). - bentley
LOL Close! It's a Chinese phrase meaning "it was okay", which literally translates as "horses and tigers". - Jessie
Yvonne Renee
OMG! I think Lady and the Tramp made a quick guest appearance on OUAT! =)
I had an "ew, gross!" reaction until I remembered what show I was watching. - Katy S from iPhone
Bummer with the new contracts many of these shows have with Hulu is I'll now be a week or more behind you guys in viewing an ep. - Spidra Webster
Even on abc.com you have to wait a week if you don't have cable - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Mary Carmen
Morning #1 of boot camp in the books. SHE LIVES!
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Hello :) - Pete : Team Marina
Howdy. - Mary Carmen
Boot camp at what, 6 am?!! You're a BEAST. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, it is at 6am. It's pretty great though....just when you feel like you're going to die, it's over. - Mary Carmen
Mahdi
holly #ravingfangirl
Nessa says "why do you keep bugging me? jeez, Two Legs." http://t.co/bN7O3bTwsa
Nessa says "why do you keep bugging me? jeez, Two Legs." http://t.co/bN7O3bTwsa
please think good thoughts for nessa. she's not feeling so great. - holly #ravingfangirl
Poor kitty! Did she make it to the vet yet? - Katy S
twice, in fact. we are not 100% sure what's going on yet. will be starting antibiotics in case there is an underlying bacterial infection somewhere. her kidney/liver numbers yesterday were not good at all, so I am hoping it is the infection and not the more serious reason. she is stable at the moment, and the vet was pleased with how she is doing so far today, so we just have to watch and wait. - holly #ravingfangirl
Aw, poor girl. I hope she's feeling much better very soon. - Jennifer Dittrich
*pats gently* - Marie
I hope she is feeling better soon and it's "just" something that the antibiotics can knock out. - vicster: full-bodied
thanks, everyone. she has been moving around much more than yesterday, but hasn't really been interested in food today. sigh. - holly #ravingfangirl
Hugs, hugs - Meg VMeg
Some antibiotics upset the tumtum. Hoping that's the case here. - Marie
Sending good thoughts your way. Hope tomorrow brings eating. - Hedgehog
she ate a bit of food tonight! hoping i didn't just jinx things. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Good healing vibes to Nessa. - Corinne L
Elena
When I look at the cost of our daughter's hospitalization, along with the ER & ambulance bill, I am so grateful for the health insurance we get through Eric's job. But however grateful I am, I do not look forward to paying our portion.
Yeah, even with great insurance, co-pays can be rough. :( - Jenny H. from Android
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
My Sundays at work would go so much better if I didn't have both of my problem children working at the same time. I'm not sure if it's good that one is remote and the other local. It provides differing challenges. Sadly for them, I'm on the backend of my two 16 hours shifts so my patience and caring are always dwindling by now.
Problem children need to be frightened into good behavior at times. Let them have wee taste of side eye. - Janet from FFHound!
Starmama
Last week I saw a Facebook post from badrap.org about an upcoming spay/neuter event, and even tho I have chihuahuas not pit bulls, I texted them to ask if they had spots open for us. They texted back that pitties come first, but depending on turnout they might be able to help.
So I got a text at noon saying Bring em down & me, Jayden, Daisy & Violet were there in 15 minutes! And not only are Violet & Daisy getting free spays, but full vaxx & microchips!!! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And a few leads on dog friendly housing and rehoming Daisy & Violet <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's wonderful news! - Anne Bouey
I was crying like a sap because I was so overwhelmed by the generosity - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's awesome. - Anika
They were some of the last dogs operated on so when we went to pick them up, the tents & tables & stuff was getting packed up, and one of the ladies brought me a tub of gumbo & a tub of collards, leftover from their lunch from a local soul food joint. Bonus score! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's great! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I hope your housing will work out! - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
Micah
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X______X - Andrew C (✔)
Yep. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Huh? - Stephen Mack
What Stephen said. - joey from iPhone
I agree with Micah. :^) - Friar Will
It's a reference to what some wedding guests said to the host after the host served Jesus' wine-from-water. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
“Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” - David Lounsbury
Ahhh. Thanks, Andrew. - joey
I didn't remember that story. - Spidra Webster
Starmama
It’s a great day in Oakland! (at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park) - http://starmama30.tumblr.com/post...
It’s a great day in Oakland! (at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park)
Nice place! I went a few weeks ago hoping to see pelicans but there were only seagulls :) - Amit Patel
We've seen gulls, a couple birds I think might be plovers? and a coot :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
When we're on the other side of the water, where we walk our dogs, we see a larger variety of birds. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
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