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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Did you know that Dutchs almost colonized Brasil?



They also landed in Australia 150+ years before the English decided they could use it as a penal colony!

They were also first in the Phillipians/Malaysia or *spice islands* as they were called. Then along with the Jesuits in Japan and Siam/Malaysia/Singapore they settled first too.Macao (Dutch) is the first occidental town in China.When the British arrived they were givin' an off shore island so as not to contaminate the Chinese.The island is of course now Hong Kong.

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A retired fireman in Stockton California gets, 157,000 bucks a year pension. Can we say bankruptcy?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:29 pm 
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A retired fireman in Stockton California gets, 157,000 bucks a year pension. Can we say bankruptcy?

No Shit! That's on the news here every fuckin' night.The people in Stockton say there's no cops on the street but the fire houses are new and spiffy.It's now the murder and gang capitol of N.CA.too! So when they burn it I hope they put enough money into the fire dept.pension fund to put it out. :roll: :evil:

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
A retired fireman in Stockton California gets, 157,000 bucks a year pension. Can we say bankruptcy?

$157,000 a year for being retired? As Cosmo Kramer used to say, "that's kooky talk"! If that's how much they pay retirees it makes you wonder how in the hell much the active workers must make?

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What you thought you knew but didn't can hurt as much or more than
what you did know but didn't think much about.

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WHAT IS THE HIGGS BOSON?

The Higgs is the last missing piece of the Standard Model, the theory that describes the basic building blocks of the universe. The other 11 particles predicted by the model have been found and finding the Higgs would validate the model. Ruling it out or finding something more exotic would force a rethink on how the universe is put together.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/ ... 6W20120704

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WHAT IS THE HIGGS BOSON?

The Higgs is the last missing piece of the Standard Model, the theory that describes the basic building blocks of the universe. The other 11 particles predicted by the model have been found and finding the Higgs would validate the model. Ruling it out or finding something more exotic would force a rethink on how the universe is put together.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/ ... 6W20120704

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That Song That I Have Been Looking For For Years Until I Discovered What It Was Called:
Vittorio Monti - Csardas

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:54 am 
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That painting I love so much it's my wallpaper, is by Petrus van der Velden.

Lessons from my Archeon weekend:
-Lental soup is great
-Back in the late Middle Ages in parts of Holland, eating horse meat or using it otherwise was forbidden. Owning a horse wasn't just really expensive, it would also give you real sore arms from burying it after it snuffed away.
-Bones from animals were also saved, cooked and converted into other items. Besides jewellery, they also crafted dice from it. Because playing with dice was illegal and fined, they made mini dice, so that if the guard would come, you could swallow the evidence. Some bear pits contain very many of them: must be hard on the stomach, such an addiction.
-After animal skin was washed and cleared of hair and meat, it had to soak for at least 2 YEARS in a gross mixture of various fluids, like urine. In the low lands, the leather producing would be moved to the east side of town, since the wind most often blows from the west out here.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Almost everybody can distinguish four items at a casual glance, but more than that becomes a bit nasty.
It's believed that this is why in so many ancient number scripts, 4 is displayed with four loose stripes or dots, and 5 has a different symbol.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:15 am 
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Dutch saying, used when someone is a poor housekeeper:
"He smears butter on his ass and eats his bread dry."

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Learned not to accept offers of buttered toast at Dutch households... :shock:

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Learnt tongue splitting was a corporal punishment back in the Middle Ages and renaissance: in the Netherlands it was used in case of blasphemy.

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Mice don't like soft toys and nostalgia is lethal.

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nostalgia is lethal.


So this forum is dangerous to my health? :wink:

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Could be.
Now, if you don't mind, I'd like to hug my parrot some more.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:11 am 
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Don't hug it too hard because you might crush it, leading to its tragic death, that would cause you to weep nostalgic tears for Polly, resulting in your own demise, which none of us wish...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:36 am 
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Could be.
Now, if you don't mind, I'd like to hug my parrot some more.



Is that what the kids are calling it these days... :mrgreen:

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Apparently, BBP and Plook aren't the only ones...

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Unless, Pope Jim is right, I'm missing something here...

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can you say overkill?


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coevad wrote:
can you say overkill?



Do you mean over hug or cuddle to death... :mrgreen:

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coevad wrote:
can you say overkill?

Are you hurt?

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Now boys, there's nothing wrong or sinful in hugging your parrot. You just shouldn't overdo it. (Sorry,Bonny :wink: )

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Just be sure to observe any local bylaws regarding this practice.

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