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September 5th, 2011, 6:15 pm

Former Iceland PM Geir Haarde goes on trialQuoteFormer Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde has appeared at a special court on charges of "failures of ministerial responsibility" in his handling of the 2008 financial crisis.
 
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September 5th, 2011, 6:38 pm

former French president Jacques Chirac got in troubles, too.but he won't attend his trialicky french !
 
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September 6th, 2011, 7:45 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardformer French president Jacques Chirac got in troubles, too.but he won't attend his trialicky french ! I guess the difference is Chirac is on trial for what, illegal party funding.The icelander is on trial for failing to perform his job
 
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QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardformer French president Jacques Chirac got in troubles, too.but he won't attend his trialicky french ! QuoteReports over the weekend claimed that Mr Chirac is suffering from "anosognosia", a brain disorder in which the patient "forgets he forgets"
 
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QuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanQuoteOriginally posted by: edouardformer French president Jacques Chirac got in troubles, too.but he won't attend his trialicky french ! QuoteReports over the weekend claimed that Mr Chirac is suffering from "anosognosia", a brain disorder in which the patient "forgets he forgets"Quote?Mr. X, may we ask you a question?It's amazing, is it not,That the city pays you slightly less than fifty bucks a week,Yet you've purchased a private yacht???I am positive your Honor must be joking!Any working man can do what I have done.For a month or two I simply gave up smoking,And I put my extra pennies one by one?Into a little tin box,A little tin boxThat a little tin key unlocks.There is nothing unorthodoxAbout a little tin box.In a little tin box.A little tin boxThat a little tin key unlocks.There is honor and purity,Lots of security,In a little tin box.??Mr. Y, we've been told you don't feel well,And we know you've lost your voice,But we wonder how you managed on the salary you makeTo acquire a new Rolls-Royce.??You're implyin' I'm a crook and I say no, sir!There is nothin' in my past I care to hide.I been takin' emply bottles to the grocerAnd each nickel that I got was put aside(That he got was put aside)?Into a little tin box,A little tin boxThat a little tin key unlocks.There is nothing unorthodoxAbout a little tin box.In a little tin box,A little tin boxThere's a cushion for life's rude shocks.There is faith, hope and charity,Hard-won prosperity,In a little tin box.??Mr. Z, you're a junior officialAnd your income's rather low,Yet you've kept a dozen women in the very best hotels,Would you kindly explain how so???I can see your Honor doesn't pull his punches,And it looks a trifle fishy, I'll admit.But for one whole week I went without my lunches,And it mounted up, your Honor, bit by bit.(Up your Honor, bit by bit.)?It's just a little tin box,A little tin boxThat a little tin key unlocks.There is nothing unorthodoxAbout a little tin box.In a little tin box,A little tin boxAll a-glitter with blue-chip stocks.There is something delectable,Almost respectable,In a little tin box,In a little tin box.?
 
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April 28th, 2012, 7:42 am

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April 19th, 2013, 9:58 am

family treeQuoteOne review on Google Play reportedly states: "If I would have had this app last year I probably wouldn't have gone home with my cousin."
 
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April 19th, 2013, 10:12 am

kissin' kousins? I vaguely remember a Wilmott discussion on this in 2004.
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April 19th, 2013, 10:16 am

QuoteThat the Norse colonized Iceland, Greenland, and even a bit of North America is not contested today. What is a hot issue on Iceland is whether today's inhabitants are predominantly Irish or Norse. The pro-Irish faction maintains that most Iceland settlers were Irish wives and slaves installed there by the Norse. The scientific basis for this claim is the distribution of blood types; specifically, types A and AB. In Iceland these two types are present in 19% of the populace. In Norway the figure is 30%, while Ireland weighs in with 18% -- matching modern Icelanders very closely. Modern Norse match other northern Europeans in this respect, not the Icelanders. Somewhat smugly, the pro-Irish faction notes that in Viking days the Irish had the highest literacy rate in northern Europe. And of all the Norse colonies, only the Icelanders recorded their history (the "sagas"). Ergo, the Irish exerted a strong influence in Iceland more than a millennium ago. Possibly, say the anthropologists, but small pox may have skewed the Iceland population figures. People with blood types A and AB are much more susceptible to small pox. The six devastating Icelandic small pox epidemics between 577 and 1061 would have hit Norse settlers harder than the Irish the Norse had brought along with them, thereby boosting the fraction of Irish in the modern Iceland populace.
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April 19th, 2013, 10:20 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainnkissin' kousins? I vaguely remember a Wilmott discussion on this in 2004.indeed, I recall that you were exposed to be an anti-consobrite bigot. Shame on you
 
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April 19th, 2013, 10:36 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainnkissin' kousins? I vaguely remember a Wilmott discussion on this in 2004.indeed, I recall that you were exposed to be an anti-consobrite bigot. Shame on youStill annoyed, what? But you can't call me a coward because I did not - in contrast to your good self - delete my posts from that thread hereBut there again, not everyone believes in DNA or genetics.// That was the thread when you invoked Godwin's law. I recall your words: "You sir, are far worse than Hitler". It basically means you lost that particular discussion.
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April 19th, 2013, 11:03 am

[French, from Old French.] Word History: Bigots may have more in common with God than one might think. Legend has it that Rollo, the first duke of Normandy, refused to kiss the foot of the French king Charles III, uttering the phrase bi got, his borrowing of the assumed Old English equivalent of our expression by God. Although this story is almost surely apocryphal, it is true that bigot was used by the French as a term of abuse for the Normans, but not in a religious sense. Later, however, the word, or very possibly a homonym, was used abusively in French for the Beguines, members of a Roman Catholic lay sisterhood. From the 15th century on Old French bigot meant ?an excessively devoted or hypocritical person.? Bigot is first recorded in English in 1598 with the sense ?a superstitious hypocrite.?
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April 19th, 2013, 2:54 pm

not sure what the point of posting a supposed etymology of the word "bigot" is: are you saying that you being one is a good thing ?
 
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April 19th, 2013, 3:03 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnBut there again, not everyone believes in DNA or genetics.I knew you didn't believe in dinosaurs, despite there being a record of them in the Bible.I'd forgotten that you didn't believe in DNA or genetics, both of which are a part of God's creationCousin Marriage OK by ScienceShaking Off the Shame QuoteDr. Bittles, who is working on an update of the 2002 study, and other researchers argue that laws against marriage between cousins were rooted in myth and moral objections, and that they amounted to genetic discrimination akin to eugenics or forced sterilization. People with severe disorders like Huntington?s disease, who have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to their offspring, are not barred from marrying because of the risk of genetic defects, he said, so cousins should not be, either.Historically, marriage between cousins has been seen as desirable in many parts of the world, and even today, slightly more than 10 percent of marriages worldwide are between people who are second cousins or closer, Dr. Bittles said. In the United States, the percentage is thought to be much smaller, although it is difficult to estimate, since such marriages have long been an underground phenomenon, because of laws forbidding them and because of the lingering incest-related stigma. the science does not support your bigotry.