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[News] strange happenings of 2015

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Re: [News] 2015 News (NO POLITICS)

Postby soul.assassin » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:13 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:New year, new thread,

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/01/japan-suffers-lowest-number-of-births-on-record-as-population-shrinks


Not to mention that some are marrying later in life.

Now this is fucked up:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/31/shanghai-35-people-killed-42-injured-new-year-crush

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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:17 pm

For those in the US or simply interested:

[url]http://blog.estately.com/2014/12/heres-what-each-state-googled-more-than-any-other-state-in-2014/[/url]

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Postby Chuckman » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:26 pm

1. Why is my state greyed out?

2. Each of those is somehow perfect, except for Michigan. What?

3. Utah is the home of my soul.

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:03 pm

I'm not surprised about Nebraska. I have a cousin up there who owns a farm, and he's mightily irritated about the prospect of the Keystone XL running through there and mucking things up. Oklahoma's search terms I find to be darkly amusing, and Texas... well, I'm not surprised. :tongue: I'm surprised that there was only one porn-related thing, though.

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Postby Gob Hobblin » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:37 pm

As a Texan...I am really not surprised about the Ebola conspiracy thing.

I actually had a squad leader who very nearly lost his marriage because this whole thing happened while we were at Fort Polk, and his wife was wanting to extract the kids from school, move out to the middle of nowhere, and wait for the end of the world.

...I have no idea why I still live in Texas.
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Postby Monk Ed » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:39 pm

I had to google a map of the US to figure out most of the states. I couldn't pick out either Utah nor Massachusetts from their neighbors.
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Postby Catamari » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:42 pm

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:I had to google a map of the US to figure out most of the states. I couldn't pick out either Utah nor Massachusetts from their neighbors.
Been out of Geography class for a while :lol:

I'm a little interested about my state, Florida. I don't recall hearing about it.

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Postby MAGI_01 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:58 pm

I'm kinda surprised about my state, but then again a lot of companies that are part of the gaming industry are headquartered here (Nintendo's North American HQ, Microsoft, Valve, Bungie, to name what I know.) so maybe that has something to do with it?
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:28 am

Considering the whole silicon valley thing, I'm not really that surprised that California is all into bitcoin. I remember when I was reading a new article about it nearly every week.

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Postby KnightmareX13 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:31 am

Why is West Virginia concerned with Maroon5?
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Postby Guy Nacks » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:26 am

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:I had to google a map of the US to figure out most of the states. I couldn't pick out either Utah nor Massachusetts from their neighbors.


Damn, really? Most of it it just shape recognition for me.
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Postby Monk Ed » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:02 am

I once memorized all the states for a test. Goes to show the value of the bing-and-purge exam model of learning!
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Postby C.A.P. » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:37 am

View Original PostKnightmareX13 wrote:Why is West Virginia concerned with Maroon5?


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Postby MAGI_01 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:52 am

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:Considering the whole silicon valley thing, I'm not really that surprised that California is all into bitcoin. I remember when I was reading a new article about it nearly every week.


Yeah, that's not really a surprising result. But still, it's quite interesting how each state is so vastly different except for a couple of cases.
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Postby Ray » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:48 am

View Original PostKnightmareX13 wrote:Why is West Virginia concerned with Maroon5?


Cause they're probably one of the few pop music groups that isn't . . .y'know, terrible?

Seriously though, why is that a thing in that particular statem
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Postby The Imperialist » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:15 am

Bitcoin: a scam made for fraudsters, specifically avoiding everything that has been put in place to make the economy safer for everyone

Seriously, it is probably as high risk as it gets, and I seriously don't like the anti-statist goals behind it (not like as if the last time certain financial options got deregulated things went down the sink hole).
I mean, the disclosure of economical information is key to fairer and accountable activities in market, and bitcoin is making sure to go the other way and introduce conditions encouraging arbitrage not seen since the banking scene in Renaissance Italy mostly caused by the lack of transportation speed. And also hilarious comparisons with every single bubble that has ever happened. Damn anyone who thinks bitcoin to be viable 'money'.
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Postby Monk Ed » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:31 am

It says "NO POLITICS" right in the thread title, Imperialist, in big capital letters. How about some compliance with our regulations. :hahaha:
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:59 am

^

Well, damn it, Monk, where else can we discuss the deplorable situation of Renaissance Italy's social situation!?

...those god-damned, tyrant-supporting Black Guelphs...
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Postby The Imperialist » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:00 am

....Not intended to be political, but I apologise.
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