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  Are we going to ever have another contest?
Posted by: 727Sky - 08-18-2016, 11:35 PM - Forum: Short Stories - Replies (4)

Are there plans for another writer's contest ???////////////////////////////

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  Submarines and females
Posted by: 727Sky - 08-18-2016, 01:34 PM - Forum: Humor, Jokes & Pranks - Replies (1)

Quote:The Department of the Navy is now assigning females to quarters on submarines.
 
Addressing boat sailors at Groton, SUBLANT advised, "The female sleeping quarters will be out-of-bounds for all males. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time."
 
He continued, "Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $50.  Being caught a third time will cost you a fine of $100.  Are there any questions?"
 
At this point, a Master Chief stood up in the crowd and inquired:  "How much for a season pass?"

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  Pet goldfish dumped into lakes are growing into football-sized monsters
Posted by: senona - 08-18-2016, 08:55 AM - Forum: Fragile Earth - Replies (2)

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Meet the 1.9-kg goldfish terrorising local ecosystems.


If your kid has some goldfish that he won at a fair and he no longer wants them, you might want to think twice about dumping them in a lake.


Quote:Goldfish (Carassius auratus) are cute and low-maintenance pets, but research has shown that when they end up in lakes and rivers, they can grow up to 10 times their original size and travel long distances, making them an incredibly invasive pest.

A team of Australian researchers has reported finding wild goldfish that weigh up to 1.9 kg (4 pounds), and they're wreaking havoc on the local ecosystem.

The researchers are studying the Vasse River in southwest Australia, which had goldfish introduced into it more than two decades ago, and has seen the population surge over the past 12 years. The most likely cause of the infestation was pet owners.

"Perhaps they were kids' pets where the family have been moving house and their parents, not wanting to take the aquarium, have dumped them in the local wetlands," lead researcher Stephen Beatty from Murdoch University in Perth, told ABC News.

"Unfortunately a lot of people don't understand that wetlands connect up to river systems and introduced fish, once they get in there, can do a lot of damage to native freshwater fish and the aquatic habitat."


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Hard to imagine, a sweet innocent gold fish that size, much less terrorizing the local ecosystem.
But evidently they are.

So what's so bad about these over-sized goldfish?


Quote:Not only do the fish, which are native to eastern Asia, grow as large as resources will allow - which in this case, is pretty big - they're also carnivorous.

"They cruise along the bottom stirring up the substrate with their feeding strategy, this can re-suspend nutrients into the water column which exacerbates things like algal blooms," said Beatty. "They can also disrupt aquatic plants and eat other fish's eggs."

The team also suspects that goldfish have introduced at least one disease to the region already, and are responsible for a decline in native freshwater fish species.


Australia is not the only country to see this problem.
But in the U.S. in some areas, as well as Canada.


Who'd a thunk that would pose an issue, releasing goldfish into the wild?
Figured something would eat them eventually or something,  but not if they are thriving and getting up to 4 pounds.

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  AVOID CALAIS! British driver's warning as he's confronted by migrants wielding CHAINS
Posted by: BIAD - 08-18-2016, 07:54 AM - Forum: European Union - Replies (2)

A BRITISH motorist is warning holidaymakers to avoid Calais after a gang of
chainsaw-wielding migrants attacked his moving car with concrete boulders.

Rhys Williams was approaching the port in the lawless French town in the early
hours when his Mercedes' windows were shattered by a gang of asylum seekers
from the sprawling Jungle camp.

He told how a mob of migrants ran onto the road brandishing chainsaws and
throwing Molotov cocktails at the police and passing traffic in scenes that
"resembled a war zone"

The 53-year-old, who is an operations manager for the Road Haulage Association
(RHA), was left covered in glass after his front and back door windows were shattered.

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The attack is the latest in a string of incidents where migrants have attacked cars in
a bid to block roads and break into lorries bound for Britain...
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  Obama Decree Targets Gunsmiths and Online Firearm Information
Posted by: 727Sky - 08-18-2016, 07:50 AM - Forum: Firearms and Related Topics - Replies (2)

Quote:When Obama vowed to use his “pen and phone” to circumvent Congress and impose his will on America, he was actually telling the truth for once. In the latest example of lawless decrees coming from the executive branch, the Obama administration is taking aim at gunsmiths and free speech. Basically, if a recent “regulation” disguised as "guidance" is not stopped, gunsmithing — an American tradition stretching back centuries that was crucial in the War for Independence — will be effectively made illegal, experts say.
Another controversial element of the decree would purport to unconstitutionally criminalize many forms of gun-related speech on the Internet. If not withdrawn, the illegal Obama decree would purport to shred the rights protected by the Constitution's First and Second Amendments by making it illegal to post any “how-to” information about guns online. It would also effectively make all gun-related information on the Internet a crime because it could be accessed by foreigners.
However, as has happened with virtually all of Obama's power grabs, opposition to the newest illegal edict is surging — this time among Second Amendment activists, gun owners, industry, and proponents of constitutional government. Grassroots organizations have called on the Obama administration to immediately withdraw the “unconstitutional power grab.” If it refuses, critics of the scheme said they would work with Congress to defund it.     


http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/con...nformation

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  Military: Colorado Air Force base may have released chemical into drinking water
Posted by: senona - 08-18-2016, 05:29 AM - Forum: Man Made Disasters - Replies (1)

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After reading the article, not sure where "may have" comes from if the chemical was found in 3 water systems.
And the Air Force is willing to fork out the money to try and clean it up.

Feel sorry for the residents affected by this possible health risk.


Quote:The military said Wednesday it has identified six places on an Air Force base in Colorado where firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals may have escaped into the environment and made its way into drinking water in two nearby communities.

Engineers who conducted the review recommended a follow-up investigation at Peterson Air Force Base, where the foam was used in firefighting drills and equipment tests. It contained perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, which have been linked to prostate, kidney and testicular cancer, along with other illnesses.

The military is checking bases nationwide for possible releases of the foam into the environment.


It wasn’t immediately clear what the next phase of the investigation at Peterson would entail. The Air Force previously announced plans to drill monitoring wells and take soil samples to determine whether the chemicals were seeping into underground water from the base.


The PFCs were found in three water systems serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated community called Security-Widefield. The chemicals have not been definitively traced to Peterson, but its proximity to the affected systems spurred the investigation.



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The Air Force previously agreed to spend $4.3 million to install filters in the three systems to remove PFCs. Contractors were still working out the details, Peterson spokesman Steve Brady said.

The Security Water District has shifted almost entirely to surface water — from rivers and lakes — since the PFCs were found, Manager Roy Heald said Wednesday. Previously, about half the district’s water came from wells and half from surface water.



From the sounds of it, it does appear to be the fault of the Air Force.
Which is probably why they are agreeing to spend that much money to clean out the systems and try to rid it of the PFC's.

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  Moon Rising... What the Heck is That?!
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 08-17-2016, 03:56 PM - Forum: JFK, the Moon and the Truth out There - Replies (4)

I watched this fascinating video on Gaia t.v. last night.  Luckily for us, it is on You Tube so you can see it too.

I've seen part of what's shown here, but there were a lot of new news included in this video that I hadn't seen.  It's a total eye-opener for the skeptics who don't believe anything is on the moon, or that there aren't bases on it.

It also shows how the space around the moon is blacked out when showing images to Earth, so you won't see what's really going on around the moon and in space... but they show you!

One thing that fascinated me most are the lines shown that stretch from Earth to the moon, and other points in space, which some researchers call space elevators.  Is this what they use to travel to the moon and other planets?  It talks about that at the 38:17 mark, but I advise everyone to watch the entire video. There might be something in there you haven't seen either.

You have to see this!  Look at what all has been hidden from us!

Oh... and the moon isn't gray; it's got many beautiful colors, as you will see.






https://youtu.be/yu2vfDvZ_7g

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  Russian war propaganda video
Posted by: 727Sky - 08-17-2016, 01:51 PM - Forum: Military Matters and Misteps - No Replies

following video is a Russian war propaganda video but some of the technology dreamed of is quite interesting IMO. (DREAMED OF IS THE KEY PHRASE for I doubt they have working models as of yet ?) Fixed emplacements or even ships at sea will be in an environment that ...well.. I am just glad I won't be there..


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  Police Officer refused service at Walmart by Cashier
Posted by: senona - 08-17-2016, 06:48 AM - Forum: Social Unrest and Justice - Replies (4)

This kind of racist attitude needs to be put to rest and kicked to the curb.
Especially when you are at work.

Quote:ST. CLOUD, Fla. - An investigation is being conducted at a Walmart in Osceola County to try and determine whya St. Cloud police officer was denied service for showing up in uniform.

Channel 9 reporter Field Sutton contacted Walmart’s corporate offices and the police department after many in the community wondered if the incident was just a rumor.

Eyewitness News confirmed the officer walked into the Walmart on 13th Street, grabbed what he needed and then headed for the checkout.


The officer told a friend the cashier pointed to her skin color and told them she wouldn’t ring up his items.

The officer told that friend a second employee laughed at the way the officer was treated.


The uproar began brewing a week ago, when a man posted in a community Facebook group saying he wanted to know if the story he heard about the officer was a rumor.

The responses to the man’s post poured in, with some saying they had seen it happen.

Later, a friend of the officer joined the thread to say it was true.
Walmart and police confirmed the incident to Channel 9.

Sutton contacted Walmart’s corporate office to comment on the incident, but was told, “This is an unfortunate situation, but we cannot comment on an active HR investigation.”


Police: St. Cloud officer refused service at Walmart while in uniform



Now then, the saying of "We have the right to refuse service" applies to the store owner/manager NOT a regular employee, a cashier at that.

I don't care if you are black, white, pink or purple...if one of my employees treated any kind of law enforcement officer, military, border agent etc etc in that manner, their azz would be fired in a heart beat, no questions asked.

That is just being ignorant and disrespectful to someone who puts their life on the line everyday.
Not to mention a very racist gesture.




No word yet as far as I can tell as to whether the cashier and her friend who laughed along with her, got fired or not.
I sure hope they are gone.

No use for people like that in a Walmart of all stores.

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  Is this a Chupacabara
Posted by: guohua - 08-17-2016, 12:51 AM - Forum: Cryptozoology - Replies (5)

You be the Judge. I'll attach the article and in the article is a video and I'll attach a youtube video.
Nether my husband or I could think what this might be, it's head looks to small for a human and yes the arms and legs or to long, but this could be a Hoax.
Just a man in a costume.
We thought that it should be brought to everyone's attention who may not have seen the article.

Quote:Is this the mythical chupacabra? Mysterious ‘man-like creature’ is filmed roaming through Portuguese desert
You decide!
Quote:The myth of the chupacabara first began in Puerto Rico, after farmers found their goats drained of blood. 
However, new footage claims to have caught moving images of the beast on camera as it wanders through the Portuguese desert. 
In the short clip, the mysterious creature is seen to pace slowly through the wasteland on two legs, while stooping its head.
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Quote:The footage was first posted online over a month ago and has already racked up an impressive 200,000 views.
However, the internet is now torn as to what the animal might be.
Some users have said it could be a chupacabra - a legendary Central and South American goat sucker and Big Foot's hispanic cousin.

While others have argued that it could be Big Foot himself.  

However, other more cynical netizens believe that the conveniently filmed footage may be completely fake. 
One user, said: 'Extremely poor camera quality. I don't believe it..'
While another added: 'Funny how you can never get a clear picture of these so-called alien sightings. Hard for anyone to believe them when it happens all the time.' 
EXACTLY!! That's what we think. There's never a clear picture.
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