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Heisenberg
I believe in the future, coding won’t just be something hackers do to create apps. It will be what humans do to interact with the world.
What about those of us that don't code? - Me
In the future robots with abiologic sentience will be the coders, the only coders... Talking about "coders" will become like discussing the flagman who walked ahead of early automobiles to warn the horses..... - WarLord
WarLord
The "Southern Belle" Is a Racist Fiction http://gawker.com/the-sou...
"... Every perk and beautiful part of white plantation life was created through black slavery. If Belles were patient and gracious, it's because forced black labor enabled it. If the Southern life was pretty and sophisticated, it's because slavery afforded it. Everything pleasant about Belle-hood was a function of human suffering on a vast scale—it's conceptually impossible to separate the society bankrolled by slavery from the slavery itself. ..." - WarLord
WarLord
New allegations against Jameis Winston distract from what's really important http://www.si.com/college... via @SInow
"... We are conflating the two, and this is a problem. All of the silly stuff Winston has done clouds the very serious allegation against him. We make jokes and wonder why he does one ridiculous thing after another -- with the nation watching and a multi-million-dollar NFL career at stake. And partly because the crab-leg jokes are safe to make, we talk more about the little mistakes he definitely made and less about the incredibly serious accusation that was never properly resolved ..." - WarLord
Mary B: #TeamMonique
RT @markusandrezak: Retired teacher learns lesson shadowing 2 students for 2 days, a sobering, important lesson learned, via @ourfounder http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2014...
RT @markusandrezak: Retired teacher learns lesson shadowing 2 students for 2 days, a sobering, important lesson learned, via @ourfounder  http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/a-veteran-teacher-turned-coach-shadows-2-students-for-2-days-a-sobering-lesson-learned/
That wasn't what I expected, but it is so true. I feel lucky - most of my teachers, even when the format was 'lecture,' routinely encouraged students to engage in questioning over the course of that day's lessons, and always chatted with students at the beginning and end of classes far more informally. I didn't realize until now how important that probably was. - Jennifer Dittrich
Wow truly insightful reflective post #mustread - WarLord
I'm glad most of my classes and my kid's classes aren't like what he described. We had self-guided classes. Unit was introduced, then we read, discussed, were assigned a project and presented. That's how my kid's schools are. We had the freedom to run to the library, computer lab or wherever. I do have to say, college was a big adjustment for me. Having a teacher dismiss my question in the middle of a lecture seemed so rude compared to my schooling. - Anika
I thought the mandatory movement part was funny. My trig teacher made us do jumping jacks before class and stretches the last 5 minutes of class. My 11th grade history teacher made us dance halfway through the class. We hated it. - Anika
That school's lucky to have her. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
WarLord
Slate’s defense of Amazon forgets just one thing: Workers http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
The death of good wages and the middle class but hey cheap stuff shipped for free #wowwearestupidyo - WarLord
Sarah G.
Someone stop me from submitting "My life is dope and I do dope shit." as a conference speaker bio...
Nope. I ain't stoppin' ya. - RepoRat
double dawg dare - jambina
You could go with another Kanye quote: "I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books." - Steele Lawman
Mea vita, mihi quidem non dope dope mauris - WarLord
You better check yourself before you wreck yourself, Sarah G. - Brian Johns
Jason Toney
40,000 unprocessed Georgia voter registrations (primarily Black and Hispanic) go to court via @AJAM http://alj.am/1v73Do3
40,000 unprocessed Georgia voter registrations (primarily Black and Hispanic) go to court via @AJAM  http://alj.am/1v73Do3
Republican motto: "If you can't win legitimately just cheat, hell just chea!" - WarLord
laura x
I have forgotten. Do we still make fun of Vanilla Ice or is he someone I now supposed to take seriously?
Just like Marky Mark? - Joe
The splash page on his website says: "Spokesman for Habitat for Humanity, Vanilla Ice also supports The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Little Smiles Organization, and the Toys For Tots Organization." So, on the one hand there's the charitable work, on the other hand there's the web site with a splash page. I think we can still make fun of him. - Steele Lawman
I've actually caught his remodeling show a couple of times - he pokes fun at himself. I think he's fine with it. - Christina Pikas
Vanilla Ice visiting the Amish with his posse and building together is a hoot Yeah I think he's OK with making fun of "vanilla Ice" - WarLord
Steve C Team Marina
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot - http://www.inquisitr.com/1541830...
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot
"A $680,000 home was built on the wrong lot, leaving the new owners with quite a headache. According to The SpreadIt, Mark and Brenda Voss of Missouri wanted to build a fancy home near Palm Coast, right near the water. They hired a building company and got their plans underway. However, the company ended up building the beautiful home on the lot across the street… Oops? The beach house is absolutely stunning. It has “5.5 bathrooms, a home theater, game room and screened-in pool,” but it’s in the wrong location. The lot that the house was built on belongs to a couple from North Carolina. Andrew Massaro and Brooke Triplett now have a beautiful home on their property… that they didn’t put there. The $680,000 home on the wrong lot story gets even more interesting. Apparently the Voss’ — who own a “well-established” real estate company — own 18 different lots in the gated community. Unfortunately, their builders picked one lot that didn’t belong to them. According to FOX News, Mark and his wife are in “total disbelief” that something like this even happened." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Minor detail. - Joe
High-end land squatters? - bentley
I get that they've got a lot of properties, but how the heck do you not notice this? I mean, I can't imagine never checking up on the build. - Jennifer Dittrich
I still don't understand how the house got completely built before it was noticed. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Yes Jennifer the builder says "the buck stops here" I disagree if the owner can't come out one time in the planning or build of a home then it's their fault. Even if you live in another state. - Steve C Team Marina
I'm not sure which way you're arguing, butI think both parties share some of the blame, I just thought it was odd that the owners weren't interested enough to notice until the end, or able to visit (given the cash they were investing.) - Jennifer Dittrich
If there is no basement, just lift it up and move it. Simple. Problem solved. - Joe
^ - Marie
So plumbing, electrical, etc inspectors didn't notice either - Christina Pikas from iPhone
In places with actual building codes (not Florida) the plan check step would have examined building plans against setbacks and siting which would (very likely) have alerted folks to this issue while it was "paper" problem #regulationCANbeaverygoodthing . - WarLord
Maybe they did visit the property while it was being built and just didn't know it was the wrong lot, considering that they own a bunch of them. Perhaps they couldn't remember which lot was which, and which they did and did not own, till it was too late? - April Russo
WarLord
The reaction of conservative clerics to Pope Francis governance of Catholic Church is a fascinating parallel to the reaction of Tea Party to Obama governance. The Pope is presumed infallible when speaking of doctrine except in this case, not this pope and certainly not these issues
The idea of Papal infallibility is something from the First Vatican Council. Pretty much most Catholic people, including several previous popes, said that was a stretch. - Johnny
Perhaps but its bedrock "conservative" doctrine and US Bishops sure liked it when they denied communion to John Kerrey... In and of itself perhaps infallibility is debatable but to agree that Benedict was and current incumbent is not reeks of the same sort of "birtherism" as we see in America and by some of the same actors - WarLord
Infallibility is to dogma and only imposed a handful of times. Doctrine is different. ;) - Janet from FFHound!
A conservatist power system corrupted for the machinations of the day? That's pretty much par for the course ;) - Johnny
The American Bishops have been loyal foot soldiers in the Republican culture war. Pope Francis comes from a place where economic inequity matters This wild be even more unsettling then anything he does to welcome people back into the church who were previously very unwelcome - WarLord
WarLord
Pope Francis' Machiavellian strategy to liberalize the Catholic Church http://theweek.com/article... via @TheWeek
"... I submit that there is only one way to make sense of the pope's actions, and it goes like this: Francis would like to liberalize church doctrine on marriage, the family, and homosexuality, but he knows that he lacks the support and institutional power to do it. So he's decided on a course of stealth reform that involves sowing seeds of future doctrinal change by undermining the enforcement of doctrine today. The hope would be that a generation or two from now, the gap between official doctrine and the behavior that's informally accepted in Catholic parishes across the world would grow so vast that a global grassroots movement in favor of liberalizing change would rise up at long last to sweep aside the old, musty, already-ignored rules. ..." - WarLord
Or it could be as simple, this pope is tired of his bishops acting as foot soldiers for Republican Party - WarLord
The reaction of conservative clerics to Pope Francis governance of Catholic Church is a fascinating parallel to the reaction of Tea Party to Obama governance. The Pope is presumed infallible when speaking of doctrine except in this case, not this pope and certainly not these issues.... - WarLord
#pro-tip for college of cardinals - Next time don't pick a Jesuit - WarLord
Cardinals 4, Giants 6 right now. - Joe
Andrew C (✔)
Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
This would be funnier it it wasn't so close to reality - WarLord
Exactly - maʀtha
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The sickest part of this is the fact that she had to cancel mainly because law enforcement refused to do anything about it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
That's the most fucked up part is no one did anything to make the event safe. It's like they just shrugged. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I can't believe the campus doesn't have a no weapons policy. I wouldn't stand in the front of a room in that environment. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The university is saying that they're not allowed to prevent anyone with a concealed carry permit from bringing a weapon (and the police refused to implement pat-downs or metal detectors, even for people without permits, citing the same law.) http://www.deseretnews.com/article... - Jennifer Dittrich
I saw that. I just don't understand *how* a law is allowed to exist without seemingly essential safegaurds. Even the freaking wild west made folks leaves their guns at the doors of the saloon! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
This sounds like the cops downplayed the threa of pipebombs and dead studentst. When the Utah cops did not (apparently) take this threat seriously the whole open carry issue is convenient way to send hysterical lady off with pat on the head... #itISutahafterall. #pipebombs - WarLord
It seems their law enforcement doesn't take threats against women seriously *until* they are acted upon. - YvonneM
WarLord
Hey Texas How's that whole low taxes, no services, small government working for you now? #EbolaDallas #Ebola
They reduced government staff numbers? Where is that extra money going? - Halil
I'm guessing any "extra" loose money is going to Rick "smart glasses" Perry's rich cronys - WarLord
It's TEXAS isn't incompetence at science a given? #prayitaway - WarLord
Steve C Team Marina
Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be ‘at least’ a trilogy | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies...
Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be ‘at least’ a trilogy | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times
"The upcoming “Harry Potter” spinoff film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is going to be the first in a film trilogy, and more movies might be on the way. The movies will be directed by “Potter” veteran David Yates, who directed the latter four films in the eight-part franchise, and will reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said at Time Warner’s investors conference Wednesday. The “Fantastic Beasts” movies are based on an original story by “Potter” author J.K. Rowling and will mark her screenwriting debut. Release dates are slated for 2016, 2018, 2020 and perhaps beyond." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Rowling built a Faberge egg of a mythical universe for her story I'm glad to see that she is again writing in that very interesting space - WarLord
Starmama
Lucky Three Seven for my birthday lunch (& dinner). Shared with my mom & play sister. Got my birthday lunch there last year, too. I wouldn't mind a bit making Filipino food my bday tradition <3
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
BIRTHDAY BUMP - Spidra Webster
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Perfect timing, eating the last of the gising gising now :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Mandy! - Anne Bouey
Happppppyyyyyy Biiiiiirrrrrrrtttthhhhhdaaaayyyyyyy tooooooooooooooooo YOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy happy find your magic through the year - WarLord
WarLord
#gamergate #kotaku Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speech Following Terror Threats [UPDATE] http://kotaku.com/terror-...
"... The letter, reportedly sent by a Utah State University student this morning, threatened to commit "the deadliest school shooting in American history" if Sarkeesian continues with tomorrow's event, during which she will speak on misogyny and harassment in video game culture.P ..." - WarLord
Tweet: Forced to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn't take steps to prevent concealed firearms at the event - WarLord
Tweet I’m safe. I will continue my work. I will continue speaking out. The whole game industry must stand up against the harassment of women - WarLord
Mark Trapp
"The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games..." - http://marklr.com/post...
“The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games anyway, and boys do, it’s only natural that game makers would tend to include sexy women in their products. This launches fundamental economic precepts so directly into the sun that it cannot be accidental. You’ve got a growing base of women playing games and evidence that college women aren’t playing games at the same rate as men; that’s evidence of a massive untapped body of game players who should be catered to directly, not that gaming should run far and fast back the way it came and hope the girls never find it. This is the shallow reasoning that allows arguments like, “Duh, video games are a business” to fester in comment sections. Of course they’re a business—and this is bad business by any measure.” - Kyle Wagner, “The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’s Gamergate”, on the disingenuity of the GG movement - Mark Trapp
I just can't, with any of this. - Meg VMeg
Oh so THAT'S the real problem. Now I get it. - lris
It's crazy, Meg: over video games. VIDEO GAMES. Iris: d'oh, I should've excerpted the quotation better; the "real problem" is in comparison to the other problems with Sommers's argument that Wagner listed in the preceding paragraph. - Mark Trapp
Never mind got it - WarLord
WarLord
#deadspin #gamergate The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate http://deadspin.com/the-fut...
"... The above quote, captured by The Escapist, is perfect troll logic, as pure a distillate as you'll find of the 4chan hivemind. There are notes here, too, from a hymn book that predates the internet: self-pity, self-martyrdom, an overwhelming sense of your own blamelessness, the certainty that someone else's victimhood is nothing more than a profitable pose. All culture wars strike these same chords, because all culture wars are at bottom about the same thing: the desperate efforts of the privileged, in an ever-pluralizing America, to cling by their nails to the perquisites of what they'd thought was once their exclusive domain. ..." - WarLord
Sarah G.
Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners http://gawker.com/blake-l...
Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners http://gawker.com/blake-livelys-fall-fashion-inspiration-is-slaveowners-1645661587
Wow hipster irony takes a wrong turn at inappropriate appropriation or just good taste... #wow - WarLord
I wonder how many people it went through prior to publication. Just to know how many people didn't say, "you know what, guys...maybe we shouldn't romanticize genocide?" - Sarah G.
Mike Nencetti
My wife can barely speak at all, due to the tumor. (to communicate we ask questions and she nods) I have noticed in the early mornings she says a few words. I made a short video and emailed it to her daughter, saying thank you and love you. only 5 words, but the video made her day.
You are a good guy, Mike. These days are precious and it takes a huge heart to share them. You are amazing. - Shannon - GlassMistress
no matter how bad things are - we try to find some joy in each day, we call them small victories. its going to get tough in the coming weeks. we have all the hospice meds ready to make this as comfortable as possible. thanks shannon. - Mike Nencetti
That's really beautiful, Mike. - Jenny H. from Android
Be well - WarLord
that's a wonderful thing to do -it's something her daughter can hold on to and save. Having just watched my dad in hospice care and my mother caring for him, please remember to take care of yourself too. And yes, the small victories, whatever they are, are so important. - ellbeecee
What a beautiful gift, Mike, both for Beverly that she was able to tell her daughter that she loves her, and for her daughter, who will treasure that. I continue to hold you both close in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
That's a wondferful thing to have done, Mike. I wish you both many more victories and joys in the coming weeks. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do what you can to take care of yourself. With my mom we would watch videos of family a little bit but lots of distracting videos like Too Cute kittens and dogs. Different situation for you but I hope you keep finding your Too Cute moments together. - Steve C Team Marina
All the best Mike. - Eric - It's My Thing
holly #ravingfangirl
over 6000. O_O
Make that over 7000 - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
This is nuts. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Everyone likes coffee - WarLord
CROSSED 10K. WELP. - holly #ravingfangirl
ALL HAIL COFFEE. - Jennifer Dittrich
WarLord
GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner’s new opinion is so amazing http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
"... His dissent includes a devastating response to virtually every false and/or disingenuous rightwing argument/talking point ever put forth in support of Photo ID voting restrictions, describing them as “a mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely to vote for the political party that does not control the state government.” ..." - WarLord
"... There is only one motivation for imposing burdens on voting that are ostensibly designed to discourage voter-impersonation fraud, if there is no actual danger of such fraud, and that is to discourage voting by persons likely to vote against the party responsible for imposing the burdens. ..." - WarLord
Read this astonishing opinion and see every reason for Voter ID demolished - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Maybe there is such a thing as divine retribution, then ;) https://m.facebook.com/story...
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Consider it karma for smallpox infested blankets - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds - http://dangerousminds.net/comment...
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds
[via Shrill Cosby on twitter] "Some pages from the Dune Coloring & Activity Book published in 1984. Written by Arlene Block and illustrated by Michael Nicastre, the coloring book offered hours of enjoyment to Dune-loving kindergartners." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
You mean I can't buy this now?!? #sadpandaface - WarLord
holly #ravingfangirl
Vietnamese Coffee | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - https://www.flickr.com/photos...
Vietnamese Coffee | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
whee another exploration! - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
Ooh... - Jenny H. from Android
I love Vietnamese coffee #coffeefiltre #great capture - WarLord
holy crap. the views are creeping up on 5K O_o - holly #ravingfangirl
WarLord
The Obama administration’s shameful defense of Amazon’s low pay http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
Unfortunately, there’s nothing new about this from the administration. Last August, as I wrote at the time, “President Obama gave a great speech on why good jobs are the foundation for his middle-out economic strategy… from a huge Amazon warehouse where the workers do not have good jobs.” - WarLord
The President’s defense of Amazon reveals another reason. Americans see that he is unwilling to take on the powerful forces that are driving down the living standards and hopes of American workers. They see his embrace of Amazon and Wal-Mart, where he gave a speech on energy earlier this year. And too many come to the conclusion that it is only campaign contributors that matter,... more... - WarLord
WarLord
GOP lawmaker: Legalize pot to aid state budget http://azc.cc/1xAfpGV via @azcentral
"...Now that Arizona's once-rosy budget outlook has evaporated, a state lawmaker wants to decriminalize and tax marijuana as a way to raise revenue. After seeing Colorado's experience with legalization, Rep. Ethan Orr, R-Tucson, said Friday that lawmakers should get creative about how they're going to confront the state's dim finances when the Legislature convenes in January...." - WarLord
This is why marijuana will soon be legal in all 50 states...Money! - WarLord
Micah
How do you login to Friendfeed? (via FB, via Twitter, or native Friendfeed username/password)?
Username/password. Old school! - Mark H
same - Meg VMeg
FF username/password - John (bird whisperer)
ff username + pwd - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
FF username/pw - Corinne L
likewise - Anne Bouey
Username and password. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
User/pass - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
FF username/pw, once the email system worked again and I changed the PW.. but there have been times I logged in with FB. - Me
FF username + password. By the way, it seems like FB/twitter login is not working anymore, but thanks to Anne password reset is working once again, which is quite helpful for those who have trouble logging in. - naltro
ff username and password - Signorina Did from Flucso
Username and password - Pea Bukowski
ff username/password - kika23
ff username/password, if I need to relogin - Walt Crawford
via Facebook, my ff login quit working a long time ago and I had to create a new account. - Greg GuitarBuster
username pw - Eric - It's My Thing
FF username/password. i long ago (mid-90s) became very good at memorising them, even with policies forcing a change weekly or biweekly and disallowing duplications within a certain time frame and requiring non-alphanumeric characters. - Big Joe Silence
Username/password - Spidra Webster
FF user/pass - Invernomuto
ff username/password. - bentley
Native, since the beginning. - Julian
That's good to know, naltro, appreciate you mentioning it. Belated thanks, Anne. - Micah
FF username/password - Minciaroni™
Same - Rodfather from Android
ff username/password. - Sei Dee già Pulp
ff user/pswd - cogitabondo
FF username & pass. Had long forgotten the other options even existed. - rönin from FFHound!
Username and password - Jakala from Android
(robot roll call!) - Meg VMeg
Did someone say password reset works again? Has Ian tried it? - bentley
(Cambot!) - bentley
(Gypsy!) - Meg VMeg
(Tom Servo!) - bentley
(Crooooooooooooow!) - Meg VMeg
username / password. - Andrew C (✔)
FF username/password - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Old school. Anybody still use the FFtogo login for mobile devices? I haven't used that in years. - Joe
FF username/password - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
FF log in - WarLord
FF login. - vicster: full-bodied
Native - DB, Lil LB's Dad
FF login - ellbeecee
I have a cord sticking out of the wall. I just plug it in to my brain and there are all you lovely people. The electrical contractor charged double. Uh... I mean native. - SAM
U/P. Always. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Username/password. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
via FB - Brent Schaus
FF username/password - Tamara J. B.
Native - ello fizgherard
FF username and password using Chrome, username and remote key in Youfeed and Flucso. - Stefano.
Username and password - chiaratiz™ from Android
User/password - Sabrina Briganti from FFHound(roid)!
Userid/pwd. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
username/password - Al & Luminio ™
username/password - lady frattaglia from Android
My issues stem from the fact my account is so old, I never get any email notifications so it makes changing anything impossible - Iain - locked out of ff
Ffhound. User/pass on regular web. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Username and password - Smeerch
username/password - piesio
username/password - Non sono Bob
Username/password - mario leone
Until last week Facebook login. Now user/pass. - GePs from Flucso
user/pass - corax from Flucso
username and password. - Jim: with more caffeine!
native on PC, ffhoundroid on phone - Pete : Team Marina
Native - Amir
FF username/password - ebru
ff username/password - Sleepers
User/pass - Charlo††e Flax ✞ from Android
FF username and password - Minchi ♡
u/p - miki
u/p - Aldo Oldo
username/password - In do
username/password - d☭snake
I think I'm going to have to make a change. In Firefox, I'm currently logged in using the FB login. I started Chrome today and it wants me to login (I guess that cookies expired). The FB login isn't working. Reading the above comments, I'm thinking I should switch back to native FF username and password and reset the password. I'm concerned that I'll lose my current working profile and have to rebuild from scratch. - Greg GuitarBuster
WarLord
The Swiss Army Tampon: A Life-Saving Wilderness Survival Tool http://jezebel.com/5917477...
The tampon is actually regulated in the US by the Food & Drug Administration as a Class II Medical Device. The word "tampon" is a derivative of the French word tapon which means "a little plug or stopper." My research indicates that tampons were used as early as the 19th century as battle dressings to plug bullet holes. There are even accounts of tampons being used as wound plugs in modern warfare. A friend of mine told me that it's not uncommon for Army Medics to carry tampons in their med kits. They are also the perfect product for a bloody nose. There seem to be mixed accounts of whether the tampon was used as a feminine product before or after its use on the battlefield. - WarLord
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