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by trackstar
February 9th, 2020, 12:27 am
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Topic: All about Cats
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Re: All about Cats

very good!

but where does that leave "I shall not want." ? 
by trackstar
February 9th, 2020, 12:22 am
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Topic: All about Cats
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Understood.

And there are no dumb people in the US. And all Americans are generous. :D

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by trackstar
February 9th, 2020, 12:05 am
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Topic: All about Cats
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Good people feed birdies =^o0o^=
Haha!  Yes, I see it now - it was partly the script 
дobрu not дура
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 11:47 pm
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Topic: All about Cats
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Re: All about Cats

The cat that ate the canary?
Something like "Fool-Man, feed bird." :D

Corrections welcome. My Russian is Russty. 
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 9:33 pm
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Topic: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.
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Moving right along, here is a small stack of books by some of my favorite journalists.   The political range is pretty good - maybe the right is underrepresented, but I'm happy to take recommendations as long as they are of this caliber. A sizable collection of Gore Vidal's work (and more HST) is at...
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 9:19 pm
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Topic: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.
Replies: 131
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Where do you get the time to read all this drivel? 
Yes, I have had a classical education. Further, I generally have good manners. 

But I also know how to give the one-fingered salute. : )

Comes in handy in a place like this from time to time!
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 3:04 pm
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Topic: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.
Replies: 131
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Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne! No, what did Christopher Hitchens say about lobster and champagne? Furthermore, who is  Christopher Hitchens? I'm moving in the wrong circles. He was a British American journalist who wrote for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Ti...
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 1:57 pm
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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What an interesting little creature.  I had heard of them before but decided to read about them, starting here: What is a pangolin - World Wildlife Fund "Is there any good news for pangolins? Yes! In 2016, a treaty of over 180 governments announced an agreement that would end all legal trade of pang...
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 1:38 pm
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Topic: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.
Replies: 131
Views: 3921

Re: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.

Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne!
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 3:43 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Soon there'll be no one permitted on twitter except for leftie fascists and Kardashians. Well, people can be pretty subversive, you know. They are tweeting and retweeting and commenting on links to stories from ZH's website.   Can Twitter contain that? doubt it - at least not discreetly. ** As an a...
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 3:19 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Yes, over the weekend, I'll be looking around for better sources. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but this is complicated, especially from an international public policy perspective. Here is what Paul is referring to: Twitter bans Zero Hedge after it posts coronavirus conspiracy theory - CBS News Feb...
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 3:01 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 285
Views: 55644

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

A better map (and up to date) for the coronavirus is managed by Johns Hopkins CSSE: Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases Also pulling Farid's previously posted useful link forward. As of today 34,842 confirmed cases worldwide, of which 34,524 are in Mainland China 723 deaths 2,063 recovered
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 2:55 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Watching the news unfold about the coronavirus made me think about this thread. Some sources point to a seafood and live animal market, but Wuhan is also the location of a large bio research lab. Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world's most dangerous pathogens - Nature February 22, 2017 "Max...
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 2:52 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 285
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Echoing a post here on this thread from last week, did Corona come from that biolab in Wuhan we were talking about?   Creator Of US BioWeapons Act Says Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare Weapon - Zero Hedge Feb 4 now, you can pick ZH apart as a news source if you like, but this story merits watchfuln...
by trackstar
February 8th, 2020, 12:41 am
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 939
Views: 76419

Re: All about Cats

I will send that card to my sister. She and her husband had a Himalayan and his attitude/catitude was just beyond.... He would sit on the back of the tallest arm chair in their living room and stare at you endlessly with those deep blue eyes. You could talk to him, sing to him, praise him, but it yo...
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