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1 minute ago, Redskins Rick said:

Another day deeper in debt.

Isnt that the American way? :)

Spend it like ya got it! 😛

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5 hours ago, backwardsk said:

This guy used to post here, right?  That’s awesome.

What poster was it?

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8 hours ago, backwardsk said:

This guy used to post here, right?  That’s awesome.

I think he still does. 

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On 10/2/2019 at 10:04 PM, scOtt said:

The Palazzo Vecchio. The town hall of Florence, Italy. Look familiar? 9_9



It needs a generic corporate hotel to augment the view.

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Why is it called the millennial generation when  the cohort ends with 2000 birth years? That doesn't make sense to me. When we played Toronto recently I said that Elvis Luciano was a millennial!!....which seems  more fitting even if it is wrong. In contrast baby boomers are defined as folks born between 1946 and 1964. That is, the birth date aligns with the cultural milestone....horny post war people. But the birth date of millennials doesn’t correspond with the new millennium but rather with the height of Spandau Ballet???! They should be called the "this much is true" generation. Or perhaps the "always in time but never in line for dreams" generation.

In case you need your Spandau fix:


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On 10/10/2019 at 5:48 AM, weams said:


That study looked forward and estimated the impact of climate change on bird populations. Even more disturbing is what has already happened. This study used a combination of data sources to estimate the change in population size of birds in North America since 1970.


The headline conclusion was that overall bird abundance has declined 29% since 1970. That was the year I was born.  That's 3 billion less birds hopping and flying around us than when my mom and dad brought me home from the hospital. An even more sobering stat than the number of home runs the 2019 baseball Orioles allowed.

A range of other studies have documented similarly staggering declines for other organisms over that same time period. This article mentions some of them:

In some strictly academic senses it is kind of interesting to be watching a mass extinction first hand. Otherwise, it kinda sucks.



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