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Possibly the most foolish enforced quarantine story yet - real turf fan
Sailor leaves Tahiti and sails to offshore Australia (7000km) where rough seas endanger him and his boat. Coast Guard takes him aboard and tows his boat to Australia. CG turns the sailor over to immigration who throw him in a quarantine hotel for him to whatever. [link=(https://www.dailymail.co....
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re: NOPD Investigating Homicide at Yet-to-Be-Determined Location - real turf fan
So, she was shot somewhere, she got into a car and went for a ride, got out of the carand was treated at a hospital to be named (maybe) at a later date, and died at that unnamed hospital. Homi.cide-death person- sounds as if she cided at the hospital. Maybe her family will sue because they didn't s...
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re: University of California system to drop SAT, ACT scores from admissions officially - real turf fan
Maybe they'll award admission points for the applicant's most creative use of computers to paste themselves in obscure sports not yet fully appreciated by the NCAA. What sports? Purse snatching, sheep shearing, chicken sexing, caber tossing, cooking a dark roux, catching and eating seal blubber,...
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re: I-40 Bridge at Memphis closed until further notice - real turf fan
From the Arkansas TDOT site page [img]https://www.ardot.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Measuring-the-Fracture.jpg[/img] [link=(https://www.ardot.gov/divisions/public-information/40-ms-river-bridge/)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Anyone ever pet a wild hippopotamus? - real turf fan
Fans of Lizzo may not be amused. ...
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re: The trailer for the latest miniseries on the life of Anne Boleyn has dropped... - real turf fan
Looking forward to the action version of Othello starring Jackie Chan....
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re: GFS hinting at a tropical system impacting Louisiana in late May - real turf fan
Well, isn't that special?...
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Bezos' entertainment empire: IMDB and Judge Judy - real turf fan
I did not know that Bezos had bought IMDB. I knew my favorite source of information about movies had split off a pay side with more information, supposedly for industry professionals. I also knew that there's a site with old movies, etc. that my husband really enjoys. But somehow it came as a surp...
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re: I-40 Bridge at Memphis closed until further notice - real turf fan
A beginning look at the barge traffic that isn't moving. This is just on one mile. [quote]The U.S. Coast Guard said [b]44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed [/b]after a large crack was discovered in the I-40 Hernan...
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re: I-40 Bridge at Memphis closed until further notice - real turf fan
For comparison sake, the I-65 bridge just west of Louisville KY (aka Sherman Minton) was closed for two years because they found a crack. [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Minton_Bridge#Closure_of_2011%E2%80%932012)]LINK[/link][quote]determining the severity of this crack and others fou...
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re: Liz Cheney Enters The Transfer Portal - real turf fan
She will land somewhere that isn't Wyoming....
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re: I-40 Bridge at Memphis closed until further notice - real turf fan
How often do they inspect the bridge? They may not want to say, but if that occurred in the past week, past month, etc. all of a sudden Also, is that building material the kind that reacts with elastic stretch before the break? Surely someone might have heard the break, maybe. Maybe a perso...
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re: I-40 Bridge at Memphis closed until further notice - real turf fan
A break with horizontal AND vertical offsets. The TDOT map says "at the Tennessee-Arkansas line", so which state grabs responsibility. OTOH, two states pushing for federal funds make more noise....
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re: 25 foot statue honoring African culture in NYC - real turf fan
Sanford Biggers is the 'artist' who is best known for taking antique quilts and redesigning them by splashing paint on them. (at a gallery in NYC)....
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'Skunk water' for crowd control: the Israelis have a sure winning product - real turf fan
Al Jazeera is PO'd (intentional pun) that skunk water is being used for crowd control. The arabic word for it translates as "the shitter" [link=(https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/5/12/the-skunk-another-israeli-weapon-for-collective-punishment)]LINK[/link] [quote]Skunk water is a liquid comp...
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re: 25 foot statue honoring African culture in NYC - real turf fan
[quote]individual sub cultures and traditions.[/quote] Do we no longer call them tribes? If so, there's a book burning about to happen because books written by African natives still living in Africa refer to the different tribes and how they don't get along....
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re: 25 foot statue honoring African culture in NYC - real turf fan
Are they honoring Lizzo?...
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The "why" for one of Knoxville's Austin East shooting victims - real turf fan
[link=(https://www.wbir.com/article/news/investigations/records-a-e-student-was-shot-twice-boyfriend-involved-in-a-gang-and-a-previous-shooting/51-4ec8aef2-8b55-4a85-bb73-aac5479cd0b6)]LINK[/link] A fifteen year old high School freshman was shot twice, fatally, in front of her home. Her boyfrie...
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re: Israel just bombed the shite out of Aljawhara, gaza's largest structure - real turf fan
The videos in the first part of this thread are better than what Al Jazeerah has. ...
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re: I-40 Bridge at Memphis closed until further notice - real turf fan
In Tennessee there's the new I-155 bridge more than half the way to Kentucky. TDOT Smartway map shows a lot of congestion without really telling the reason the bridge is closed....
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