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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2018, 21:08 Mr. Tact
 
In this case, global warming is a secondary concern. The current administration is deconstructing the EPA step by step. Any protection you might think or hope the government might provide against corporate misconduct against our environment will soon be all but endorsed by the government.

And apparently his deputy is as much of a oil industry weenie as Pruitt was.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2018, 19:30 Mr. Tact
 
I'm be damned. Pruitt resigned. Unfortunately I assume his replacement, while possibly less corrupt, will have the same agenda.  
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2018, 14:55 Mr. Tact
 
Damn, that makes our tar and chip country roads here in the Midwest look down right inviting...  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2018, 12:35 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I've heard/read that story previously. Big pharma acting effectively like street drug dealers. I am shocked. SHOCKED! But hey, they made billions!  
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2018, 23:51 Mr. Tact
 
ventry wrote on Jul 4, 2018, 23:12:
I'll just leave this here for Independence Day USA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pjs7uoOkag
That was pretty amusing. I'd say for about 80% of it you can flip flop democrat/republican or right/left and both sides would sit there nodding along. The other 20% was just stupid garbage. Whatever.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2018, 17:34 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, it is disappointing how up to date the Declaration sounds today..  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2018, 14:17 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, the caves are known to flood during the rainy season. Whether or not it is the rainy season I couldn't say. Nor could I comment on if rain had been forecast for the day they entered the cave. As for how deep into the cave they are, it is unclear how much of that is due to their retreat from rising water...  
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15. Re: Positronic Psychological Brainnzzzzzzzz Jul 4, 2018, 12:10 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 4, 2018, 10:44:
Holy shit, what insane decision caused them to go deep into a damned cave to get out of the rain?
Uh, I don't think they went into the cave to escape rain. They were visiting the cave, it is a tourist attraction and it then started to rain.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2018, 15:06 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2018, 12:25:
Jesus Christ, that article about the Thai cave rescue is painful to read. Why is this so difficult? Just take a qualified diver to escort each kid on a guideline. There's only 13 of them, it's not a battalion. It only takes a few hours to learn to dive and they're not even really diving per se just going through some short pockets of flooded areas. I think they can handle it. Leave them in there for four months until the water recedes? Are you fucking kidding me? In any first world country this would have already been resolved.
According to one article I read there is a section too narrow to wear a scuba tank in a normal manner. Which honestly, seems odd considering the kids got there somehow -- I guess it is possible the team crawled to where they are while fleeing rising water. The article also indicated most of the boys don't know how to swim. Even if the first part is wrong, not being familiar with diving is one thing, but not being able to swim adds a whole new dimension. Also, some parts of the dive have a current. One diver claimed getting to the boys was the most difficult cave dive he had ever done. So, while it might be possible, it is far from an easy task.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2018, 21:11 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 2, 2018, 16:11:
Missing youth soccer team found alive in Thai cave

good news for a change
Yeah, that was an excellent surprise, I figured the odds on them being found alive was low...
 
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2. Re: Bobby Bonilla Day Jul 2, 2018, 12:07 Mr. Tact
 
Only 17 more years to go!  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2018, 23:05 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2018, 20:17:
Over time in soccer should be 15 minutes with no goalies. Whoever scores more wins.
Obviously that isn't going to happen, but it is interesting to think about. What would that looked like... I mean, would you leave 4 guys standing on the goal line and play 7 on 7? I mean, people have scored from mid-field with a goalie playing (granted, the goalie was out of position but... ).
 
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1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jul 1, 2018, 18:59 Mr. Tact
 
I thought we found out years ago the NSA had collected call records? Frankly, I'd be surprised if they aren't still doing it, despite their declarations otherwise...  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2018, 18:53 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 1, 2018, 18:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 1, 2018, 17:30:
Someone needs to teach World Cup players how to shoot penalty kicks. They should all be at least 3, preferably 4 ft off the ground at the goal line. Saw so many bad kicks in the two shootouts today. I thought these guys were professionals?
It's almost like they are feeling the pressure of millions(billions?) of people watching their every move, as their nation's chances fall down to the contact of their foot on the ball, one last time.
Yeah I know, but still... I mean how many 1000s of times have they practiced it? Muscle memory should take over... and so many of them simply fail.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2018, 17:30 Mr. Tact
 
Someone needs to teach World Cup players how to shoot penalty kicks. They should all be at least 3, preferably 4 ft off the ground at the goal line. Saw so many bad kicks in the two shootouts today. I thought these guys were professionals?  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue? Jun 30, 2018, 20:52 Mr. Tact
 
Wish the kid had been here to cut mine today... doing it myself in the 106 heat index sucked.

This comment was edited on Jun 30, 2018, 21:47.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2018, 18:15 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2018, 14:33:
Hoop wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 16:47:
I was wondering where that arrest vid was going then the chick crawled up past the camera, ooook.
Lol.

Yeah, did not see that coming.
What I'd be interested in knowing is, was it pure stupidity, or were they high? I'm betting stupidity...
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue? Jun 30, 2018, 11:21 Mr. Tact
 
necrosis wrote on Jun 30, 2018, 11:07:
Can we stop talking about Anthony Bourdain?
*meh* This is pretty much my spin on most "celebrities", period. If they weren't talking about him they would be talking about the Kardashins, Roseanne, or whomever. The noise is constant... 99.5% of it unnecessary and to be ignored.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2018, 13:57 Mr. Tact
 
That was Rigs! (just kidding)  
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2018, 13:56 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 28, 2018, 13:35:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 28, 2018, 06:42:
I'm routing for good matches with solid refereeing.

Good luck finding those Video proof didn't really add all that much fairness to the refereeing which surprised no one that watched recent Bundesliga matches They need to figure out a way for this to not be so time consuming and intrusive... or give the job to an AI.
Dude, you need to lower your expectations. I watched a dozen matches and only once did I see a delay which I thought was unreasonable. All the others were nice and quick. You want to see some long delays due to video replay? Try watching some NBA or NFL games. As for the results, from the matches I saw it seemed to work pretty well. There were one or two "it could be called either way" things, but that's always going to be happening -- video reviews or not.
 
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