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Is there a special prison for Zippy/Roger?

https://me.me/i/ever-notice-these-two-have-never-been-seen-together-zippy-b896ffb840d54c358719f4e1b6fa01a4

Have you seen the new and improved MAGA hat?

Trump break.. Found this on my computer

I was desperately looking for something and started opening old files I had saved.. This is an interesting one about how strangers can easily fall in love.. It's based on a university study. I have no idea why I saved it or how I found it,,but having just re-read it, I thought I would share it..

The questions are great for just getting to know someone..love or not as the goal.. Many people these days do not converse,...they tweet, blog or selfie and move on..

I am still looking for my lost file

There are also other series of questions at the bottom of the essay.. involving seniors ,,,and another set about divorce..

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

By Mandy Len Catron
Jan. 9, 2015


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More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a man’s eyes for exactly four minutes.

Let me explain. Earlier in the evening, that man had said: “I suspect, given a few commonalities, you could fall in love with anyone. If so, how do you choose someone?”
He was a university acquaintance I occasionally ran into at the climbing gym and had thought, “What if?” I had gotten a glimpse into his days on Instagram. But this was the first time we had hung out one-on-one.

“Actually, psychologists have tried making people fall in love,” I said, remembering Dr. Aron’s study. “It’s fascinating. I’ve always wanted to try it.”
I first read about the study when I was in the midst of a breakup. Each time I thought of leaving, my heart overruled my brain. I felt stuck. So, like a good academic, I turned to science, hoping there was a way to love smarter.
I explained the study to my university acquaintance. A heterosexual man and woman enter the lab through separate doors. They sit face to face and answer a series of increasingly personal questions. Then they stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes. The most tantalizing detail: Six months later, two participants were married. They invited the entire lab to the ceremony.

“Let’s try it,” he said.

Let me acknowledge the ways our experiment already fails to line up with the study. First, we were in a bar, not a lab. Second, we weren’t strangers. Not only that, but I see now that one neither suggests nor agrees to try an experiment designed to create romantic love if one isn’t open to this happening.

I Googled Dr. Aron’s questions;there are 36. We spent the next two hours passing my iPhone across the table, alternately posing each question.

No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/hagfish-slime/581002/
It expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second, it’s 100,000 times softer than Jell-O, and it fends off sharks and Priuses alike.

ED YONG
11:46 AM

At first glance, the hagfish—a sinuous, tubular animal with pink-grey skin and a paddle-shaped tail—looks very much like an eel. Naturalists can tell the two apart because hagfish, unlike other fish, lack backbones (and, also, jaws). For everyone else, there’s an even easier method. “Look at the hand holding the fish,” the marine biologist Andrew Thaler once noted. “Is it completely covered in slime? Then, it’s a hagfish.”

Hagfish produce slime the way humans produce opinions—readily, swiftly, defensively, and prodigiously. They slime when attacked or simply when stressed. On July 14, 2017, a truck full of hagfish overturned on an Oregon highway. The animals were destined for South Korea, where they are eaten as a delicacy, but instead, they were strewn across a stretch of Highway 101, covering the road (and at least one unfortunate car) in slime

Typically, a hagfish will release less than a teaspoon of gunk from the 100 or so slime glands that line its flanks. And in less than half a second, that little amount will expand by 10,000 times—enough to fill a sizable bucket. Reach in, and every move of your hand will drag the water with it. “It doesn’t feel like much at first, as if a spider has built a web underwater,” says Douglas Fudge of Chapman University. But try to lift your hand out, and it’s as if the bucket’s contents are now attached to you.


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survey says.....

First job - worked at my Aunt's dress shop ( age 12)
▪️Dream job - interpreter
▪️Favorite foot attire- sandals
▪️Favorite ice cream - rocky road
▪️Where are you right now- Home
▪️Favorite pizza - sausage/onion
▪️Favorite movie - The 25th Hour ( the Anthony Quinn one from the 60's)
▪️Favorite TV show- Sneaky Pete
▪️Favorite day of the week - any day
▪️Favorite flower -dahlia
▪️Tattoos – 0
▪️Piercings – ears only
▪️Like to cook -YES
▪️Favorite color - navy blue
▪️Gold or silver -rose gold
▪️Do you like vegetables? yes
▪️Do you wear glasses? yes
▪️Favorite season- spring
▪️Dream travel destination - nowhere now
▪️Surgeries: 5
▪️Ever hit a deer: No
▪️Ridden in an ambulance: yes
▪️Sang karaoke: no
▪️Ice skated: yes
▪️Ridden a motorcycle: Yes
▪️Skipped school: yes
▪️Last text from: mike
▪️Watched someone die: Yes
▪️Favorite beverage: iced tea w/lemon
▪️Broken bones: Yes
▪️Received a ticket: Yes
▪️Sunset or sunrise: Sunset

Hold your finger down and select copy.
Then go into your own status, paste &
Change to your answers.


The only sure way to end the shutdown, is this,,,

Air Traffic controllers walk off their jobs or call in sick at O'Hare...Atlanta...NYC... LAX..Denver..Seattle...Dallas...

The tables need to be flipped to end the shutdown..


No pay no work..


And congress needs to eliminate the whole shutdown thing too. Make it mandatory to KEEP the level of funding on auto-pilot for ALL agencies...and only vote when there's an increase above an agreed upon routine increase..

Hostage-taking and budgeting is never a good idea..

OMG.. I just figured out how "the wall" could be made..and for cheap too..

Trump got ...XXXXXXX of voters from his peeps.. They love the man.. so they could volunteer

They could be issued vuvuzelas (noise to scare the intruders).. they could yell hateful things at intruders (that's a given).. only rule..no weapons

It's been done before sorta

and there's even a theme song already sing it






do I really need this?------->

There are just no words for this... teacher found not guilty

The kids in this jerk's class will carry this memory for their whole lives


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/robert-crosland-idaho-teacher-accused-of-feeding-sick-puppy-to-turtle-found-not-guilty/

Idaho teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle found not guilty

UPDATED ON: JANUARY 4, 2019 / 11:23 PM / CBS NEWS

An Idaho jury found the teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students not guilty of animal cruelty, CBS Idaho Falls affiliate KIDK reports. In a recording of an interview with investigator that was presented at the trial, Robert Crosland said "I honestly thought I was doing the right thing by putting it out of its misery."

The six-person jury found Crosland not guilty after the two-day trial at Franklin County Courthouse in Preston, a rural community of about 5,300 people. According to the Idaho Statesman, the courtroom was packed with friends, family, students and teachers who came to support Crosland.

Prosecutors argued the puppy may not have been sick and may have been able to survive. On Friday morning, the students who witnessed the puppy being fed to the turtle testified. One student testifed that when the puppy was put in the water with the turtle, it paddled a few times before the turtle grabbed it and pulled it under the water. Defense attorneys asked the case be dismissed, saying the puppy didn't suffer. The judge ruled that that question was best left the jury.

Crosland's son, Mario, testified he gave his father the puppy. Mario Crosland said the puppy had been given to him from by a farmer who said it was sick and dying. Mario Crosland tearfully described his father as "a guy who will do anything he can to save an animal. His whole life has been for animals, and seeing people try to destroy him when he's has devoted his life to them. He has done all he can to help animals."

The turtle was eventually euthanized. State officials said it was a non-native species that requires a permit.

Sea level rise is eroding home value, and owners might not even know it

5 Jan, 2019 5:00am
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12185646

Elizabeth Boineau's 1939 Colonial sits a block and a half from the Ashley River in South Carolina in a sought-after neighbourhood of ancient live oaks, charming gardens and historic homes.

A year ago, she thought she could sell it for nearly $1.5 million. But after dropping the price 11 times, Boineau has decided to tear it down. In March, the city's Board of Architectural Review approved the demolition - a decision not taken lightly in Charleston's historic district. "Each time that I was just finishing up paying off the bills, another flood would hit," Boineau said.

Boineau is one of many homeowners on the front lines of society's confrontation with climate change, living in houses where rising sea levels have worsened flooding not just in extreme events like hurricanes, but also heavy rains and even high tides.


Now, three studies have found evidence that the threat of higher seas is also undermining coastal property values, as home buyers - particularly investors - begin the retreat to higher ground. On a broad scale, the effect is subtle, the studies show. The sea has risen about eight inches since 1900, and the pace is accelerating, with three inches accumulating since 1993, according to a comprehensive federal climate report released last year.

Scientists predict the oceans will rise another three to seven inches by 2030, and as much as 4.3 feet by 2100. Meanwhile, mapping has become increasingly precise, providing near-exact elevations that let researchers predict when individual properties could be underwater.

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Dave Brat (VA-LOSER) has found the revolving door

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/former-congressman-brat-lands-job-at-liberty-university-business-school/2019/01/02/72d19942-0ebe-11e9-84fc-d58c33d6c8c7_story.html?utm_term=.bf998fd73f47

Outgoing congressman Brat lands job at Liberty University business school

By Gregory S. Schneider January 2 at 3:30 PM
Outgoing congressman Dave Brat (R) has wasted no time finding a new gig in academia after losing his seat in Congress, taking over Wednesday as dean of the business school at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

The announcement came just a day before the 116th Congress convened in Washington with Democrat Abigail Spanberger replacing Brat as representative of Virginia’s 7th District.

Brat lost to Spanberger in November after serving two terms. He is best known for his shocking upset of then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in 2014, beating the powerful incumbent in a Republican primary that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s populist power at the polls in 2016.

The Republican who once toppled Cantor (also VA - LOSER) ran timidly this time in Virginia’s 7th District

A former chairman of the economics department of Randolph-Macon College outside Richmond, Brat cast himself as a conservative economist who would challenge the Republican orthodoxy.


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Safe in Falwell's loving embrace...just bong his time until he can cheat his way back into government..


and probably making lots more money too
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