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  1. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Fine.

    Fine.
  2. Thread: Fun with maps

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    That is exactly what I said. I am surprised that...

    That is exactly what I said. I am surprised that 65% of Israel's population identify with atheism.
  3. Thread: Fun with maps

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    The biggest one for me is 65% of Israel's...

    The biggest one for me is 65% of Israel's population to be atheist.
    Second biggest. In Europe, young population is more religious than their elders.
  4. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Quite a few surprises here. ...

    Quite a few surprises here.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/14/map-these-are-the-worlds-least-religious-countries/?tid=a_inl
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    A word of caution here. CTE had been a recognized...

    A word of caution here. CTE had been a recognized neurological syndrome for decades before its link to football and was referred to as a "battered brain syndrome." The two groups originally...
  6. Thread: Fun with maps

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    This is excellent.

    This is excellent.
  7. Thread: on eating sushi

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    Mrs Pego got infected by Campylobacter from...

    Mrs Pego got infected by Campylobacter from chicken livers cooked fully at home. I ate the same thing without a problem.
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    I don't know if Simone Biles is the best overall...

    I don't know if Simone Biles is the best overall athlete or the most dominant athlete. What I saw is one impressive gymnast and I expect big things from her in Rio.
  9. Yes, I know exactly where I was with these three,...

    Yes, I know exactly where I was with these three, plus these five, some bigger events than others.

    The Russians launching Gagarin in space.
    8/20/68 invasion of Czechoslovakia.
    Hearing on a car...
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    http://wpcomics.washingtonpost.com/client/wpc/nq/

    http://wpcomics.washingtonpost.com/client/wpc/nq/
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    My Samsung suits me just fine.

    My Samsung suits me just fine.
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    Another hot dog ;-)?

    Another hot dog ;-)?
  13. Thread: The 2016 Oscars

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    One of my best childhood friends was raised in...

    One of my best childhood friends was raised in atmosphere of music appreciation, his father and brother being professional classical violinists/teachers. As teenagers, we once listened to one of...
  14. Thread: The 2016 Oscars

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    I would think that this does not apply to...

    I would think that this does not apply to individual's taste. What you might see as a masterpiece, I may see as junk. What I might see as food for gods, you might find inedible. Art, food, women...,...
  15. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    I tend to basically agree with what you are...

    I tend to basically agree with what you are saying here, yet, as the story first hit the news and progressed, that was monstrous, chilling to the bone. Teresa Halbach was/could have been in most...
  16. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    Didn't get it ;-). No, I don't, but I live...

    Didn't get it ;-).

    No, I don't, but I live short 120 miles from there, my son with his family next door in Green Bay. When the story broke through, it was like having a monster living in your...
  17. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    Another unintended condescension? Fine, enjoy...

    Another unintended condescension? Fine, enjoy your conspiracy theory.
  18. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    I may not be perfectly nuanced in English...

    I may not be perfectly nuanced in English language, but a title "Making a murderer" suggests to me that he was framed.

    And yes, the documentary has spun a movement "Free Avery", including...
  19. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    Fine. A "conspiracy theorist" sensationalist...

    Fine. A "conspiracy theorist" sensationalist documentary, largely ignoring prosecutorial evidence a decade after the case is hardly an impetus to re-examine a trial (and appeals) that was far from...
  20. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    Since I live not far from where all of this took...

    Since I live not far from where all of this took place, I read a lot of what was presented as evidence in trial. That evidence was convincing. It was some time ago and I have no inclination to study...
  21. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    The reviews I read are all of opinion that the...

    The reviews I read are all of opinion that the documentary neglects large portions of prosecutorial evidence. That kind of one-sided presentation pretty much disqualifies it as a respectable...
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    Can you think of a workable solution? I thought...

    Can you think of a workable solution? I thought that Barak/Clinton was, yet it was rejected.
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    Absolutely. Nothing even comes close.

    Absolutely. Nothing even comes close.
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    Here is my take on this article. Daisy alerted me...

    Here is my take on this article. Daisy alerted me to it a few days ago.

    To me, calling the two instances "the same mutation" is disingenuous. The very first chart indicates the first mutation to...
  25. Thread: Making A Murderer

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    I did not see the documentary, but followed the...

    I did not see the documentary, but followed the original story and subsequent trial fairly closely. There is virtually no doubt in my mind that Avery brutally raped and killed Teresa Halbach.
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