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Now This Is A True Sports Hero

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"A line drive foul ball hits a four year old boy in the head at Fenway. Jim Rice, realizing in a flash that it would take EMTs too long to arrive and cut through the crowd, sprang from the dugout and scooped up the ... read more

Struggling Fisherman Finds Rare Pearl While Searching For Food, Then Finds Out It's Worth $330,000

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"A struggling fisherman from an impoverished village in Thailand's Nakhon Si Thammarat province made an incredible discovery on the beach. 37-year old Hatchai Niyomdecha happened to be walking along the..." full article here... read more

Dutch Hypnotherapists Expose Techniques Used On Us Daily

( education / research / people / covid )
" A friend of mine is a general practitioner and her husband works in a bank. She, of course, tells him all about the virus and that some measures, such as the mouth mask, do not make sense. Yet, he walks around all day with a mouth mask that doesn't work and he doesn't believe his wife. How ... read more

Good News For Church-Goers

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Read the rest of the article at Washington Examiner "The ruling comes after the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn sued the Democratic governor of New York over his executive actions restricting church attendance earlier this month. In their 5-4 decision, the majority struck down the regul... read more

Myers-Briggs Test Completely Meaningless?

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Read the rest of the article at vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless " About 2 million people take it annually, at the behest of corporate HR departments, colleges, and even government agencies. The company that produces and markets the test makes around $20 mil... read more

Fun Facts About Redheads

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via "Are Redheads Aliens? Strange Facts About Redheads" I am a redhead myself (never liked the term ginger in this context, but that's a personal problem). Anyway, I found this interesting. "It takes more anesthesia to knock us outHigher resistance to pain blockers The individua... read more

Psychopaths Among Us

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Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/ psychopathy/ antisocial personality disorder who would dispute that a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience -- but it does explain... read more

Tolstoy Quote

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"People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing -- refusing to participate in activities that make life bad." -- Leo Tolstoy NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Stop Panicking

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Read the rest of the article at timesofisrael.com " Israeli virologist urges world leaders to calm public, slams unnecessary panic. 'People think this virus is going to attack them all, and then they're all going to die,' says Prof. Jihad Bishara. 'Not at all. In fact, most of those infected... read more

Where You Belong

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I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to this site I should move to New England. They say... " You would fit in well in New England due to your no-nonsense personality and preservation of tradition. New En... read more

Behavior Experiment

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Copied from somewhere, maybe one of these. And on this site, as well, at consciousness You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana. Before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb tow... read more

Friends Of Humanity

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The Friends of Humanity website. Don't know anything about it, but like the sound of it. :) "Friends of Humanity is active in the defense of human rights, education, health care, and environmental protection. Our projects are currently underway in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America."... read more

Zero Tolerance Research

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FYI, below. I wanted to educate myself, anyway, and thought I might as well share what I found: Read the rest of the article at zero-tolerance ...recent research indicates a negative relationship between the use of school suspension and expulsion and schoolwide academic achievement, even when con... read more

Plastic Girl

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It was horrible! I was at Walmart again, but that's not the worst part. There was a teenage/early-20's girl with boobs out to here, wearing the most form-fitting outfit you ever saw. I tried to ignore her because she REALLY wanted to be looked at, and I always try to disappoint people like that. Eve... read more

Take This Quiz

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From somewhere on the Internet ... Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best ... read more

Which Website Would You Choose

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If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook - 3 votes Google - 2 votes Kindle - 1 votes Twitter - 1 votes Your webmail - 1 votes Other - 1 votes Pinte... read more

Escape From Zip Ties

( life / people / advice / crime )
If you're ever unlawfully detained, this might be good to know: escape from zip ties - rear escape - front... read more

Greed Is Not A Virtue

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Great article. Read the rest of the article at Greed is Not a Virtue, by David Korten - Agenda for a New Economy. "By capitalism's perverse moral logic, if a person sells toxic assets by knowingly misrepresenting them as sound, the fault lies not with the misrepresentation of the seller, but ... read more

Neighborly Confrontation

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I had a run-in yesterday with the neighbor formerly known as ahole motorcycle guy. I had just gotten back from a customer's office when I get a knock on the door. It's motorcycle guy saying Can we talk a minute? I know you've got a problem with me. About a year ago I had gotten in his face a ... read more

Gender Unknown

( life / money / employment / people )
First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of: Male Female Gender Unknown Decline to Answer I can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really?... read more


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