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Post 17101

Lusus

At last, a common sense article for common sense people smiley - winkeye


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 17102

Smartarse

On a lighter note - bacon

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/mans-hilarious-facebook-rant-to-tesco-over-horrific-bacon-discovery-goes-viral-10404927.html


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Post 17103

Baron Grim

OUCH!...

I got half way through that story when my brain went all explodey when I read, "I should of walked away there and then..."

smiley - headhurts


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Post 17104

ITIWBS

A favorite bacon recipe I learned from my grandma.




1 pound of bacon, minced with scissors.

1 heaping tablespoon of who!e black peppercorns, presoaked in 1/3 cup of water.

3 cups of white potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1 x 1/4 x 1/4 inch strips or something close to that.

1 can of green beans or a pound of fresh green beans.




Fry up bacon in skillet.

For reduced fat formulation, drain of bacon fat and replace with 1/4 cup of canola oil or olive oil.

Add peppercorns, potatoes and sufficient water to cover.

Boil until potatoes are tender.

Add green beans with the canning water, if from a can.

Bring to a boil again, serve.

If using fresh green beans, cut into approximate 1 inch sections, add to simmering stew, add sufficient water to cover, simmer covered until beans are barely tender, serve.

Minced heaping tablespoon of red cayennes or pimento can be added for color and additional flavor.

Makes 3 pints.

Serve with soda crackers or bread of your choice.



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Post 17105

Baron Grim

World's super rich are hiding at least $21 TRILLION with a T in tax havens.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-18944097


Do we have a pitchfork smiley? How about flaming torches?

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Post 17106

Recumbentman

Who will dare abolish tax havens from the world? Those who could are those who least want to.


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Post 17107

hammondorgan

Those wonderful photos of Spanish hunting dogs which have been maltreated or abandoned, published on the BBC News site today came as a complete surprise to me. The Spanish absolutely cosset their pet dogs, we often smile while on holiday at the way the Spanish dog owners put their dogs into all kinds of coats when they're out walking them, and in Spain canine protection charities are all over the place. it seems extraordinary that ill-treatment on this scale goes on. It got me thinking, I have read that hunt hounds have a pretty bad time of it when they're past their working lives in this country, I don't know if that is true, but I wouldn't be surprised. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-33622823


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Post 17108

Icy North

Singapore has named a purple orchid after the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33593330

The RHS plant catalogue describes the bloom as 'Oleaginous with a distinctly toffee odour. Copes well in exposed areas, as it bends whichever way the wind blows. Roots are eaten.'

ok, I made that bit up. But what other politicians need flowers named after them?


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Post 17109

Recumbentman

smiley - laugh A toffee nose


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Post 17110

Bald Bloke

Sorry
Can't resist this one smiley - rofl
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33691435/loughborough-company-claims-to-have-made-flatulence-proof-pyjamas


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Post 17111

Bald Bloke

All I can think is smiley - sigh


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Post 17112

Pink Paisley

New Zealand Palmerston North Boy's High School teacher Dawson Tamatea was clearly well respected by his pupils and the whole school performed the Haka at his funeral recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Qtc_zlGhc

Not many of us will get that sort of send off.

PP.


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Post 17113

ITIWBS

Flatulence control pyjamas... ...can't control the sound...

There are sound deadeing plastics susceptible to manufacture in fiber, flims and coatings that can.

http://www.soundproofing.org/

http://3mcollision.com/products/sound-deadening


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Post 17114

Baron Grim

This from the acting administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Agency when asked about marijuana:

“Do I think it’s as dangerous as heroin? Probably not. I’m not an expert.”

Wait, if you're not an expert, What the smiley - bleep are you doing heading up the DEA?


And this guy is an improvement on his predecessor.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/07/28/new-dea-leader-pot-probably-not-as-bad-as-heroin


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Post 17115

Smartarse

Swedish armed forces say submarine found off coast sank 100 years ago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33684715

However, does this look like something that has been on the seabed for a century?

http://www.expressen.se/tv/nyheter/inrikes/de-hittade-ubatsvrak-pa-svenskt-vatten/

Naughty Putin


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Post 17116

ITIWBS

I'd say from the visible features its definitely WW I vintage.

The points that the vessel is stunningly well preserved and lacks appreciable encrustations of marine growth are characteristic of Baltic wrecks.

An historic note, prior the outbreak of WW I hostilities, the Russians were buying most of their naval vessels from the Germans, which put them at a tremendous disadvantage during WW I.


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