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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:17 pm 
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What is going on in NZ or Israel, seems Lorde (and not the Lord :mrgreen: ) is in trouble- what have you been doing down there Gray Ghost?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-01/lorde-and-new-zealand-targeted-by-pro-israel-ad/9296778


Not being a Lordest myself, I couldn't possibly comment. I have been reclining on and off in various sunny locations for a couple of weeks, so I don't know who or what has been going down on the Lorde front.
I believe the gig was booked prior to the fluttering of President Trump's buffalo wings on a golf course in Florida providing some perceived impetus to the biblical real estate storm in downtown Jerusalem.


Ah, glad you clear that up :mrgreen: would a piece of Jerusalem be a good investment then........


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Well it was good enough for Sir Mick


Keith was apparently very angry that Mick took the knighthood.
"I don't want to step out onstage with someone wearing a coronet and sporting the old ermine," Richards told British music magazine "Uncut" in an expletive-rich interview.

"I told Mick it's a paltry honor ... It's not what the Stones is about, is it?"

http://edition.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Mus ... ards.reut/

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. . . and now Trump's latest distraction . . . :x

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

(CNN) In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/04/politics/ ... index.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:07 am 
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. . . and now Trump's latest distraction . . . :x

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

(CNN) In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/04/politics/ ... index.html


more about Trump breaking another campaign promise here...
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Caputh wrote:
Eddie RUKidding wrote:
Well it was good enough for Sir Mick


Keith was apparently very angry that Mick took the knighthood.
"I don't want to step out onstage with someone wearing a coronet and sporting the old ermine," Richards told British music magazine "Uncut" in an expletive-rich interview.

"I told Mick it's a paltry honor ... It's not what the Stones is about, is it?"

http://edition.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Mus ... ards.reut/


Ah- Keith is the man :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:01 pm 
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How about a knighthood for Johnny Rotten?


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How about a knighthood for Johnny Rotten?


Well he did sing God Save the Queen :mrgreen:


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think he would get along well with Philip :mrgreen:


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think he would get along well with Philip :mrgreen:


I think they would get on like a house on fire, Lydon would bring the matches :lol:

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Joe Arpaio, controversial sheriff pardoned by Trump, enters Arizona Senate race

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Washington (CNN) Joe Arpaio, the Republican former Maricopa County sheriff known for his hard-line immigration tactics, says he's running for Senate.

"I have a lot to offer. I'm a big supporter of President Trump," Arpaio told the Washington Examiner in an interview kicking off his campaign. "I'm going to have to work hard; you don't take anything for granted. But I would not being doing this if I thought that I could not win. I'm not here to get my name in the paper, I get that every day, anyway."

Arpaio was defeated in the 2016 election after 24 years in office as sheriff. He was convicted last year of criminal contempt for defying a court order to stop racially profiling Latinos but was pardoned by President Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign Arpaio had supported, in August before serving any jail time.


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Hopefully Arizona rejects racist neo-nazi white supremacist Arpaio. Stupid fucking racist Trump supporters fucking suck.


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New Regulation Requires All Protected Species To Be Actively Looking For New Habitat In Order To Receive Funding

https://www.theonion.com/new-regulation-requires-all-protected-species-to-be-act-1821910556


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In the mean time here's Hoekstra trying to adapt to his new job:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/vid ... ions-video

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Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf After Tinnitus Diagnosis

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Eric Clapton revealed in a new interview that he is going deaf after being diagnosed with tinnitus, which is the perception of ringing in the ears commonly caused by noise-induced hearing loss.

“I am still going to work. I’m doing a few gigs. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park [British Summer Time Festival] in July,” the 72-year-old musician said during an interview with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday, January 9. “The only thing I’m concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient. I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work.”

Amid his battle, Clapton hopes his fans will still show their support at his concerts. “I am hoping that people will come along and see me [for] more than [because] I am a curiosity,” he said. “I know that is part of it because it’s amazing to myself that I am still here.”

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Trump allies urge him not to talk to Mueller

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Trump accuses FBI agent removed from Mueller probe of committing 'treason'

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False alarm for missile strike in Hawaii. (?!?!)What the duce? How does this even happen? At first I though it was some hacker, but then it was mentioned that someone in a control room bumped into the button. I would think a button like that would be under a hinged, plastic flip-top cover to prevent that.

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They're now reporting it was a test, via text. So, apparently the test worked.

"Good evening. This is your Captain.
We are about to attempt a crash landing.
Please extinguish all cigarettes.
Place your tray tables in their
upright, locked position.
Your Captain says: Put your head on your knees.
Your Captain says: Put your head in your hands.
Put your hands on your hips. Heh heh.
This is your Captain--and we are going down.
We are all going down, together.
And I said: Uh oh. This is gonna be some day.
Standby. This is the time.
And this is the record of the time.
This is the time. And this is the record of the time.
Uh--this is your Captain again.
You know, I've got a funny feeling I've seen this all before.
Why? Cause I'm a caveman.
Why? Cause I've got eyes in the back of my head.
Why? It's the heat. Standby.
This is the time. And this is the record of the time.
This is the time. And this is the record of the time.

Put your hands over your eyes. Jump out of the plane.
There is no pilot. You are not alone. Standby.
This is the time. And this is the record of the time.
This is the time. And this is the record of the time."

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Hawaiians rattled by 'false alarm' missile alert sent to their mobile phones video
Last updated 08:56, January 14 2018

Alerts advising Hawaiians to "seek immediate shelter" from an incoming ballistic missile were sent in error, the US Pacific Command says.

Shortly after 8am on Saturday (early Sunday morning NZ time), several alarmed Hawaii residents began posting screenshots of alerts they had received reading: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."

Soon after, Democratic representative Tulsi Gabbard sent a tweet reassuring residents that the alert was a false alarm.
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The text message received by Hawaiians on Saturday night local time.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also said on its Twitter account that there is "NO missile threat to Hawaii."

HEMA spokesman Richard Repoza said it was a false alarm and the agency is trying to determine what happened.

"It was a false alarm based on human error," Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii later said on Twitter, without offering evidence. Schatz said Hawaii's roughly 1.5 million residents were "terrified. There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process."

Hawaii has been on high alert given claims by North Korea that its newest intercontinental ballistic missile could fly 13,000 kilometres. If true, that would put even the mainland US within range from Pyongyang.

"At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to the community is accurate," Senator Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, said on Twitter. "We need to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it never happens again."

The alert caused a tizzy on the island and across social media.

Jamie Malapit, owner of a Honolulu hair salon, texted his clients that he was cancelling their appointments and was closing his shop for the day. He said he was still in bed when the phone started going off "like crazy". He thought it was a tsunami warning at first.

"I woke up and saw missile warning and thought no way. I thought 'No, this is not happening today,'" Malapit said.

He was still "a little freaked out" and feeling paranoid even after hearing it was a false alarm.

"I went from panic to semi panic and 'Are we sure?'" he said.

This isn't the first time false emergency alerts have sent US residents into a panic.

In September last year, some Californians were stunned when their television programming was interrupted with an ominous message predicting the end of the world.

"Realise this, extremely violent times will come," a man's voice boomed during the minute-long broadcast.

The mysterious alert was eventually traced back to emergency tests conducted by radio stations. Cable TV systems pick up such alerts, although viewers should have seen a typical emergency broadcast test message.

It remained unclear why the audio warning of "extremely violent times" was picked up with the alert.

New Zealand's Civil Defence introduced emergency mobile phone alerts in November for "serious hazards that involve threats to life, health or property, or in some cases for test purposes".

These could include tsunamis, serious wildfires, armed offenders at large, or contaminated drinking water.

The alerts are broadcast via cell towers to the specific areas affected.

Only some emergency agencies are authorised to send the alerts, including police, fire and other government departments.

- Agencies

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There must be a way in which I can shift attention away from my "shit-hole countries" phrase, to take the heat off donself for a week. #wagthedog

The government of North Korea must be enjoying the mayhem this caused.

Reminds me of one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes.
"The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monsters_Are_Due_on_Maple_Street

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meanwhile in entertainment news

How David Letterman Just Reinvented the TV Talk Show – Again

Netflix's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' strips everything away but the interview – and it isn't just Letterman's beard that's new.....
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How Netflix's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' finds David Letterman reinventing the talk show again – for better or worse. Our review. Joe Pugliese/Netflix

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False alarm for missile strike in Hawaii. (?!?!)What the duce? How does this even happen? At first I though it was some hacker, but then it was mentioned that someone in a control room bumped into the button. I would think a button like that would be under a hinged, plastic flip-top cover to prevent that.

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Looks like the Bayeux tapestry might come to England...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... an-britain

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Cheyenne Rose Antoine (left) pleaded guilty to killing Brittney Gargol (right) after police found this selfie on Facebook which shows Cheyenne wearing the belt which was used to strangle Brittney.

Cheyenne, who claims she doesn't remember murdering her friend, was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter...

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