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Collector
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

exactly why I asked Mr. Majordomo to bring u the oat milk, instead of me. The attack from your cats predictable, they are meat eaters after all (starved on oat milk). But even Mr. Majordomo did not buy into it.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Why would three Irish republicans go to one of the most dangerous countries on earth, travelling on false passports into the stronghold of a guerrilla group notorious for kidnapping, drug trafficking and murder?

It is a question the three defendants will attempt to answer at their trial in Colombia, but one which has provided untold anguish and embarrassment for Sinn Fein and considerable anger for the White House. There may be a simple explanation. They might have been there as "eco-tourists" (the first explanation offered) or to study the Colombian peace process (the subsequent explanation). The notion of convicted terrorists James Monaghan and Martin McAuley chasing butterflies in the jungle is charming. But am I alone in wondering if it is true?

Collector
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

"chasing butterflies in the jungle is charming"

butterfly effects? has anyone ever predicted a storm based on the flap of a wing by a butterfly?

"Irish republicans" looking for Democrats?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
They might have been there as "eco-tourists" (the first explanation offered) or to study the Colombian peace process (the subsequent explanation).

if they offered one benign explanation and then retracted it and offered a second equally benign explanation, then neither is true.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
They might have been there as "eco-tourists" (the first explanation offered) or to study the Colombian peace process (the subsequent explanation).

if they offered one benign explanation and then retracted it and offered a second equally benign explanation, then neither is true.

One was a biologist, the other a social anthropologist.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Now absorbing is 100% clear $p_{ii} = 1$. All the rest 0. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,