Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:56 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:19 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:22 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:19 pm

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:30 am

Pyrrho wrote:
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We have quickly forgotten how rough city life could be till at least WWI.

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Our grandads didn't sport canes just for fashion… :mrgreen:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by robinson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:01 pm

A cane is still a really great self defense item.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:09 am

↑ Wasn't only used for defense. :mrgreen:



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Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:52 am

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Post by Witness » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:44 am

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(Refrained from posting it in the ICE thread. :mrgreen: )

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:23 am

"America First" was an organization dedicated to keeping the USA out of war, including (once it started) not helping any of the belligerent powers such as the UK. It went away quietly around December 8, 1941.

It was a coalition of pacifists, Nazi sympathizers, and from September 1, 1939 until June 22, 1941 Communists.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:52 pm

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Post by sparks » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:58 am

Grammatron wrote:
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Wonder how many kids went to 'one eyed school' over that bad idea.
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Post by Witness » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:32 am

Very, very, slightly
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Post by ed » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:42 am

Grammatron wrote:
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Had one. Wore it to school. put on a one act play recreating a scene from the Untouchables.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:26 pm

I remember those guys.

Originally "The Magnificent Thirteen", but then they got more members.

If you wanted to join, you had to know one + be "beat in".
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Post by shemp » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:17 pm

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:00 pm

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