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5 days ago5d

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH9/26/2022 A review concluded that "existing literature supports the efficacy of acute CBD for improving social anxiety." LINK: A study found that "Salmonella ...
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6 days ago6d

Posted by snytiger6
LINKHow one Atlanta bookstore is picking up the fight against book bans : NPR
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1 week ago1w

Posted by glennlab
Try it, see how long it takes.
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2 weeks ago2w

Posted by puff
Riddle me this If MAGA supporters are the greatest threat to the country, why is the Democratic party funding their candidates to the tune of $53 million? A bit of analysis from Russ I love irony, so hope the Dems ...
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News & Links
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by snytiger6
LINK22 Titles Pulled from Missouri District Shelves to Comply with State Law and More | Censorship Roundup | School Library Journal
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News & Links
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by snytiger6
LINK'Banned book' drive becomes Florida nonprofit after $35,000 donated
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Artists, Masterminds, Makers, and Creators.
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Davekp
Hey folks.., I have been collaborating with an Italian author and artist , Agata Borghesan for a couple of years now. She has been dealing with her Borderline Personality Disorder characterized by extreme self harm for the past 15 years. She ...
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Music Fans
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Beowulfsfriend
Im reading the Sandman comic/graphic novel online, looking to see what the show changed. I spotted a poster of The Cure, Boys Don't Cry. Thought I would share as i haven't heard it in a while.
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Music, Movies & Books
1 month ago1m

Posted by ThomasThurston
A new controversial novel, Becoming Christ is released now! The novel presents Jesus not as the Son of God but as a handsome and ambitious young preacher who gets swept up in his own message, who becomes hedged in by insurgents wanting him to lead ...
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Religious Humor.
1 month ago1m

Posted by MerlinZap
This wouldn't even work in an adventure novel.
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Quotes
1 month ago1m

Posted by Buttercup
Happy Birthday Mary Shelley originator of the science fiction novel. It was when science as we know it was just starting. Far ahead of Wells and Verne. “The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and ...
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Health & Happiness
1 month ago1m

Posted by BDair
For those that have not awakened yet. You can't sleep forever. Engineered bat virus stirs debate over risky research 2015 Lab-made coronavirus related to SARS can infect human cells. An experiment that created a hybrid version of a bat coronavirus ...
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Politics
1 month ago1m

Posted by whiskywoman
what no beer
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
1 month ago1m

Posted by HippieChick58
CROWBAR Not really an uncommon word, but WHY is it called a CROWBAR? From Wikipedia . The accepted etymology identifies the first component of the word crowbar with the bird-name "crow", perhaps due to the crowbar's resemblance ...
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CLASSICAL, OPERA and CROSSOVER
1 month ago1m

Posted by rogerbenham
Bach - Cantata Wir danken dir... BWV 29 - Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society
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Politics
Aug 17Aug 17

Posted by Matias
As expected: Republican Rep. Liz Cheney loses to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman in Wyoming GOP primary. That's the situation in the US today : where people become "traitors" when they stick to old-school conservative decency, law & order ...
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Aug 15Aug 15

Posted by godfree2
LINK"Religious Freedom" is Neither - YouTube
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Just for Laughs
Aug 14Aug 14

Posted by glennlab
It's criminal what some parents do.
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Silly, Random & Fun
Aug 6Aug 6

Posted by snytiger6
LINKNew Rule: Losing to China | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube
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COVID CULT
Aug 5Aug 5

Posted by BDair
Various anecdotes from around the web - "It's endlessly interesting to me that folks I know with new onset symptoms or maladies - after repeated injections of a NOVEL experimental substance never used en masse in humans - refuse to consider that it ...
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Posts
Jul 29Jul 29

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH7/29/2022 A study of a model of breast cancer in mice concluded that "combined therapy with proved to be a promising strategy for CBD to be developed into a novel antitumor drug, ...
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Silly, Random & Fun
Jul 29Jul 29

Posted by puff
Some memories for generation Xer's like me
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Posts
Jul 27Jul 27

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS BUSINESS7/27/2022 Family members of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Sean Bell are teaming up to form a new company that plans to apply for a New York medical cannabis business license. LINK: ...
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Foreign Film Fans
Jul 22Jul 22

Posted by Ray13
A 1963 crime thriller from Japan: Tengoku to Jigoku (High and Low), based on Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom. Stars Toshiro Mifune as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper. Directed by Akira ...
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General & Hellos
Jul 15Jul 15

Posted by SpikeTalon
New hacking technique can unmask anonymous users across all major web browsers. Researchers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology are warning this week about a novel technique attackers could use to de-anonymize website visitors and ...
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Jul 8Jul 8

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH7/8/2022 A study of rats found that "CBD appears to be a potential novel therapeutic agent in the treatment of endometriosis through inhibiting inflammation and decreasing oxidative stress in a ...
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Jul 7Jul 7

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH7/7/2022 A study found that "artisanal cannabidiol-enriched cannabis may be an effective and safe long-term treatment for refractory epilepsy." LINK: A study ...
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News & Links
Jul 1Jul 1

Posted by snytiger6
LINKOregon School’s Ridiculous Battle Over ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Ends With Book Ban
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News & Links
Jun 30Jun 30

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKDose 1 is done! A thank you! YLE 06/29/2022
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Politics
Jun 27Jun 27

Posted by snytiger6
LINKRepublicans Fight To FORCE Women Into Institutional Centers - YouTube
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Politics
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by redbai
LINKJordan Klepper Shows Trump Supporters January 6th Hearing Clips | The Daily Show | The Daily Show - YouTube
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Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS CULTURE6/23/2022 Novels and TV shows are increasingly working psychedelics into their plots, according to the Wall Street Journal. LINK:
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by Davekp
Okay folks.. looking for a word.. not just any word. Looking for something unusual. Something forgotten to the dusty bins of our vernacular. It can be any language. I'm looking for a medieval or "Olde" word for the word "show".. as in a play, ...
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COVID-19
Jun 16Jun 16

Posted by Umbrella_Guard
I am conflicted about the baby vax. In my opinion, stabbing babies is bad.
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Bookwurmz
Jun 14Jun 14

Posted by JackPedigo
An interesting interview with author Linda Holmes about her latest novel, "Flying Solo." A comment reminded me of a situation I found myself in with the death of my partner. @5:15 ” the idea of sharing a household becoming complicated in...
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Posts
Jun 8Jun 8

Posted by OldGoat43
INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS NEWS6/8/2022 Thailand's Food and Drug Administration released guidelines for growing cannabis, which becomes partially legal on Thursday. LINK: The European Food ...
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Jun 6Jun 6

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH6/6/2022 A study "demonstrated the efficacy and safety of oil-diluted cannabis extract in patients with" Alzheimer's disease. LINK: A study suggested that "CBD...
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Celebrity Pictures
Jun 1Jun 1

Posted by Sierra4
Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell 1986 Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell 2022 😁
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Sunset, Sea, Coffee and Me
May 30May 30

Posted by Boomtarat03
Hey yah! I was so busy today but it's all good. How r u? How's life? 😊
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Health & Happiness
May 25May 25

Posted by BDair
Oh, and one more thing.... 'Trending Politics ran a story yesterday headlined, “Wuhan Laboratory Found to Have Conducted Novel Monkeypox Research One Year Before Global Outbreak.” What awful disease WEREN’T this crazy Chinese scientists ...
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News & Links
May 14May 14

Posted by snytiger6
LINKMargaret Atwood Once Thought 'Handmaid's Tale' Was 'Too Far-Fetched.' No Longer. | HuffPost Latest News
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Politics
May 10May 10

Posted by snytiger6
LINKGOP Senate candidate admits he wants to block access to birth control
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Quotes
May 2May 2

Posted by Marionville
“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped.inside a mystery inside an enigma”………….Winston Churchill.
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BDSM
Apr 26Apr 26

Posted by MizJ
So just a few words to keep this group active. I just looked at the hooks in the ceiling and they have dust on them. I sometimes consider abandoning the search as I have no desire to play with a stranger and there aren't many true practitioners, ...
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Books: Only Books
Apr 25Apr 25

Posted by Reignmond
A highly biased selection. Ely S. Parker is a significant but little known person in American History, and he is one of my ancestors ( I have many notable Haudenosaunee ancestors which is not too surprising since they are all related to each other). ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Apr 22Apr 22

Posted by EarnestEccentric
Some say the object of this song, for each of us, must be a "jesus figure" - that is an imaginary composite person made up from all of our ideal qualities, but this person can never truly exist. True or false? GrassRoots-I'dWaitaMillionYears ...
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Apr 16Apr 16

Posted by rogerbenham
Dacw Mam Yn Dwad - Plethyn
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Music, Movies & Books
Apr 16Apr 16

Posted by SnowyOwl
I'm reminded of evenings I spent at The Country Squire in Bermuda where I lived in the early 2000's, this is the tavern where Peter Benchley wrote much of the novel JAWS. Lots of tall tale were related about the adventures of Peter's time spent there...
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Music of the Movies
Apr 15Apr 15

Posted by Ray13
From the Oscar-nominated soundtrack of the 1995 film Sense & Sensibility, adapted from the Jane Austen novel by screenplay writer Emma Thompson (who was also in the cast).
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Posts
Apr 12Apr 12

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH4/12/2022 A study suggested that "C. sativa phytocomplex and its multitarget mechanism could represent a novel therapeutic strategy for neuroinflammatory-related diseases." LINK: ...
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General & Hellos
Apr 7Apr 7

Posted by FrayedBear
At long last someone has the moral fortitude to speak out about Israeli hypocrisy & violation of other's human rights!
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Apr 6Apr 6

Posted by BDair
Let's Follow the Science - 3. - Intramuscular jabs induce immunity to the spike protein of the original Wuhan strain of SARS-CoV-2, not the currently circulating forms such as omicron or delta It is a technological reality that the manufacturers are ...
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COVID-19
Apr 6Apr 6

Posted by BDair
Let's Follow the Science - 2. Intramuscular jabs induce immunity that wanes quickly while naturally-acquired immunity is more robust and durable - This is undisputed, even for the delta variant. Waning has triggered health authorities to push ...
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Apr 6Apr 6

Posted by OldMetalHead
A lesbian named Linda went to the beach. She unrolled her towel, removed her clothes, and lay down in her bikini. She looked to her left and saw an absolute knockout of a woman lying on her towel, reading a novel. "This woman is absolutely ...
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Just for Laughs
Apr 3Apr 3

Posted by glennlab
Collection for your review!
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Music of the Movies
Mar 31Mar 31

Posted by Sierra4
HOOT(2006) is a light hearted movie based on the Young Adult novel of the same name by Carl Hiaasen. Jimmy Buffett had a small part and sang this song over the credits. I recommend this book and Hiaasen’s humorous grown up books. I just recently ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Mar 28Mar 28

Posted by Marionville
BRICOLAGE. - Noun…something created or constructed from a diverse range of things “bricolages of painted junk”; (in art or literature) construction or creation from a vast range of available things “the chaotic bricolage of the novel is ...
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Foreign Film Fans
Mar 27Mar 27

Posted by LenHazell53
Look who's Back Adolf Hitler wakes up to find himself in the 21st century where his bunker used to be, with no memory of anything after 1945. Interpreting modern situations from a Nazi perspective, he finds fame and success first as a comedian and ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Mar 23Mar 23

Posted by Sierra4
I read this novel several years ago. I just saw a trailer for the movie scheduled for release in July. It seems to me that many recent movie releases have been, with a few exceptions, horror or superhero. Looking forward to this one
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Food Glorious Food
Mar 19Mar 19

Posted by tinkercreek
Looking forward to summer Corn Dogs? OPB For National Corn Dog Day, we're happy to share how Oregon has some claim to corn dog fame. In Rockaway Beach, Oregon, it's likely people do a double take when they see The Original Pronto Pup. Back in ...
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Online Dating: The Reality
Mar 18Mar 18

Posted by MizJ
Today's illiterate. His profile was all full of his Xtian crap and how he was looking for romance. I wrote back that he should buy a romance novel and a bible. When reaching the racy parts of the novel he could cover those pages with ones from the...
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News & Links
Mar 8Mar 8

Posted by snytiger6
LINKIdaho librarians could face fines, jail in House-approved bill - Washington Times
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Foreign Film Fans
Mar 8Mar 8

Posted by Ray13
This is not actually listed as a foreign film, but does have some foreign language used throughout, and the setting being in Ukraine I thought it may interest some of you: a 2006 film, Everything is Illuminated, based on a novel by Johnathan Safran ...
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Sexual Deviants
Mar 7Mar 7

Posted by Davekp
25 novel chair positions. Take a weekend.. try them out. 😁
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Music, Movies & Books
Mar 4Mar 4

Posted by Mooolah
So another of my recent victories was to actively petition PBS's Masterpiece Theatre's production of Jane Austin's unfinished novel, SANDITON. Not a hit in the UK, we in the USA loved it. But we were so dissatisfied with the uncharacteristic ending ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Mar 4Mar 4

Posted by HippieChick58
e·pon·y·mous /əˈpänəməs/ adjective (of a person) giving their name to something. "the eponymous hero of the novel" (of a thing) named after a particular person. "Roseanne's eponymous hit TV series"
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Celebrity Pictures
Feb 27Feb 27

Posted by OldMetalHead
Dawn Wells in the 1960's
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This Day In History
Feb 22Feb 22

Posted by Jolanta
I did not know that Emily Bronte only ever wrote one novel.
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News & Links
Feb 19Feb 19

Posted by snytiger6
LINKACLU sues Missouri sues school district over removing 8 books from libraries | CNN
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Feb 18Feb 18

Posted by davers
Descry verb (used with object) to see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy.
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Music Fans
Feb 17Feb 17

Posted by Marionville
Hello and good morning …I’m going to Dublin on a outing today, with my choir …so there won’t be another post here from me today until late tonight when I get home. We’re going to Les Miserables in the evening after a day in the city. I ...
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Women's Empowerment
Feb 13Feb 13

Posted by Cast1es
Recent headlines : 1. A Salt Lake City good Samaratin woman , let a homeless man into her apartment , so he could take a shower . He slit her throat . 2. Neighbors phoned the police about noisy argument going on in a Pennsylvania apartment . The ...
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Jokes and humor about religion
Feb 13Feb 13

Posted by bookofmorons
I've felt the same way
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News & Links
Feb 12Feb 12

Posted by snytiger6
LINKTennessee Parents, Teachers Push Back Against ‘Maus’ Removal | HuffPost Latest News
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Posts
Feb 10Feb 10

Posted by Lilac-JadeCanada
Fabian Salazar WUAUQUIKUNA ABBA Chiquitita - Listen To The Melody That Exalts The Emotions In The Soul ABBA panflute
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Posts
Feb 10Feb 10

Posted by JackPedigo
No can accuse our county for not being sexually diverse. Announcements were made concerning two new filled positions by members of the LGBTQ community. Our Lopez Island library just put out the word of a new head librarian: and, ...
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News & Links
Feb 10Feb 10

Posted by snytiger6
LINKTrump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other aides asked GOP prosecutor to give them Michigan county voting machines after 2020 election, report says
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News & Links
Feb 6Feb 6

Posted by Dyl1983
LOL... wouldn't they had to have BOUGHT those books in order to burned them??? Very confusing... Greg Locke held a book burning to burn Harry Potter and Twilight novels
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Music, Movies & Books
Feb 5Feb 5

Posted by Paul4747
I just started reading The Satanic Verses for the second time, and I still can't figure out what all the fuss was about. Any other literary types here that can help me understand why the author would get a death sentence from the Ayatollah over ...
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General & Hellos
Jan 31Jan 31

Posted by nogod4me
Hitler, the Drug Addict With World War II dragging on and the Nazis losing ground in 1944, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler remained remarkably upbeat during daily briefings. His generals assumed he had an atomic bomb or some other secret ...
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News & Links
Jan 31Jan 31

Posted by snytiger6
LINKFundraiser to Provide Students With Free Copies of Maus Smashes Goal
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Jan 28Jan 28

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH1/28/2022 A study facilitated by the Michael J. Fox Foundation found that people with Parkinson's disease "reported using more CBD products, via oral administration, with mild subjective benefits...
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Politics
Jan 28Jan 28

Posted by phxbillcee
Creator Of Banned ‘Maus’ Graphic Novel: I Just Know The People That Banned This Are Stupid - MSNBC
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jan 28Jan 28

Posted by phxbillcee
MSNBC - Creator Of Banned ‘Maus’ Graphic Novel: I Just Know The People That Banned This Are Stupid
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News & Links
Jan 27Jan 27

Posted by snytiger6
LINKTennessee School Board Bans Pulitzer-Winning Holocaust Book 'Maus' | HuffPost Latest News
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Jewish by Culture
Jan 27Jan 27

Posted by kmaz
School Board Bans Pulitzer-Winning Graphic Novel About the Holocaust The board cited the inclusion of the words “God Damn” and drawings of “naked pictures” in “Maus,” though the pictures are of mice. Blake Montgomery, Harry Siegel ...
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News & Links
Jan 26Jan 26

Posted by Beowulfsfriend
Book banning continues. Here comes more fascism. Tennessee school board bans, unanimously, "Maus" an award winning graphic novel about the Holocaust. Open SmartNews and read "Tennessee school board unanimously bans Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
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Politics
Jan 24Jan 24

Posted by FearlessFly
Should the US add sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine ? Why/not ?
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jan 22Jan 22

Posted by Marionville
LOTHARIO. - Noun…a man who behaves selfishly and irresponsibly in his sexual relationships with women “they are seduced by a handsome lothario who gains control of their financial affairs”. Origiin Literary: : based originally on a ...
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Just for Laughs
Jan 9Jan 9

Posted by Rockitflash
yep that's about right
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jan 8Jan 8

Posted by davers
Bildungsroman noun a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist.
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Just for Laughs
Jan 6Jan 6

Posted by St-Sinner
He has a novel solution
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Leftists
Jan 2Jan 2

Posted by Jolanta
This year there is going to be an election in Australia where I live. I almost feel like praying to get this horrible right wing government out.
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 30, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by JoeB
Pneumatisation in a nanoid Saltasaurid Titanosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of western São Paulo State, Brazil. The Dinosaurs were (and are) and exceptionally diverse group of Animals, and developed a wide range of ...
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Feline Fanatics
Dec 25, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by RobertNappi2
Christmas morning cuteness
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Celebrity Pictures
Dec 17, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Sierra4
Johnny Cash still recording in his last days in 2003.
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Out Of The Illusion
Dec 8, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by William_Mary
American Satyricon Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial will not hold the powerful men involved  in the Jeffrey Epstein ring accountable or challenge oppressive systems fueling male violence. The law firms and high-priced attorneys,...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Nov 30, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by davers
Epilogue noun a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel.
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Taboo Island Atlantis
Nov 27, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by WilliamCharles
The Loafin Hyenas - Boot in the Toilet
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Baby Boomers
Nov 23, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by Ray13
Who remembers reading these old comic book versions of famous novels? I believe they were popular in the 1950s-60s. I still have a few published before 1960.
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