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    Probably, but not necessarily. They could get...

    Probably, but not necessarily. They could get there by way of Shanghai or Chengdu. (I believe the shortest trip in terms of total traveling time involves a connection in Chengdu.)
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    Just saw this tweet: >>More Americans have...

    Just saw this tweet:

    >>More Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola<<


    (Choose your emoticon.)
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    According to a World Bank report, the fear of...

    According to a World Bank report, the fear of Ebola could have serious economic consequences.

    >>Already, farmers are abandoning their fields, and local authorities are restricting shipments of...
  4. Thread: Jenner

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    Meanwhile, back on the gossip sites, it appears...

    Meanwhile, back on the gossip sites, it appears that Jenner may be dating a woman who is or was very close to Kris.

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/bruce-jenner-possibly-dating-again/

    That...
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    Question: Does "ephemeral contact with the...

    Question: Does "ephemeral contact with the victim's fluids" include the spray from a cough? If so, how long do minute liquid particles emitted through a cough remain in the air? How far might they...
  6. In one sport, college teams can earn prize money

    Apparently, college teams can and do earn prize money and compete against professionals. It's ok, as long as the NCAA doesn't take jurisdiction over their sport.
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    I believe there are churches that stream their...

    I believe there are churches that stream their services for the benefit of parishioners whose physical limitations prevent their presence at the place of worship. So why not funeral services?
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    What I found most curious about that article was...

    What I found most curious about that article was that the citizens of Columbus, Indiana, may not know how to pronounce Ivan.
  9. Yes, but her brother, J.J. Clark was the coach...

    Yes, but her brother, J.J. Clark was the coach whom Beth Alford-Sullivan replaced.
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    I still get them. Have you checked your junk...

    I still get them.

    Have you checked your junk e-mail file?
  11. This op-ed piece in today's NY Times really has...

    This op-ed piece in today's NY Times really has nothing to do with vaccination programs, but falls under the broader category of very scary info about eradicating diseases. We think of smallpox as...
  12. Thread: Jenner

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    Sorry. I guess I'll have to keep more up to date...

    Sorry. I guess I'll have to keep more up to date with my viewing of gossip sites. :-)
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    Latest TMZ video: ...

    Latest TMZ video:

    http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_wzrpo2p9/

    OMG
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    Better results? Better than what? These results...

    Better results? Better than what? These results are not in compliance with the rules. Road times are supposed to be rounded to the next higher whole second. So Hasay's time is 31:39, not 31:38.3....
  15. At this point, it appears that at least one of...

    At this point, it appears that at least one of these women (the one whose plight generated the first story that appeared in the local newspaper) will, in fact, leave school before next semester. She...
  16. The subject line refers to males. What reason is...

    The subject line refers to males. What reason is there to think that the percentage of wrongfully imprisoned males is different from the percentage of wrongfully imprisoned females?
  17. Note to Nobel Prize Winners: You might not want...

    Note to Nobel Prize Winners: You might not want to bring your Prize medal to Fargo.

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/10/10/nobel-prize-airport-security/
  18. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Here's a map depicting the various level of U.S....

    Here's a map depicting the various level of U.S. State Department travel warnings currently in effect:

    http://media.theweek.com/img/generic/statedeptwarning.jpg

    I've been to six of the...
  19. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/nyregion/fear-of...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/nyregion/fear-of-vaccines-goes-viral.html
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    This is not a map, and it may not even be...

    This is not a map, and it may not even be accurate, but it's an interesting graphic supposedly illustrating risks leading to death:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BznpSriCUAArljd.jpg:large
  21. Thread: Jenner

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    Let's not forget that the trauma and residual...

    Let's not forget that the trauma and residual "issues" can extend beyond the transgendered individual. A guy I knew pretty well for many years became a woman a few years ago, notwithstanding the...
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    Have you been to the rural parts of New England...

    Have you been to the rural parts of New England and Upstate New York? How about the Blue Ridge Parkway and the hilly regions of Western Virginia & North Carolina? The Rockies? Yosemite? The Grand...
  23. I've noticed that, too. Every time I see those...

    I've noticed that, too. Every time I see those lists I just shake my head. They don't get it.
  24. I totally agree. And it's not only the...

    I totally agree. And it's not only the measurement, but the vastly different contours and running surfaces.

    Course records are interesting, assuming a course has not changed. But to me,...
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    Kermit and Miss Piggy? :-)

    Kermit and Miss Piggy? :-)
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