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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:13 pm

Here's an interesting list from Wikipedia:

List of former United States citizens who relinquished their nationality

Not all Commie peaceniks by any means.
Albert II, Prince of Monaco

Born in Monaco in 1958, Prince Albert inherited U.S. citizenship from his mother, actress Grace Kelly. As a child he visited his U.S. relatives often, and later studied at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He relinquished his U.S. citizenship at age 21, and became Prince of Monaco in 2005.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:05 am

↑ You must restock on princes. From Saudi Arabia, perhaps? :mrgreen:



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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:18 am

Witness wrote:
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↑ You must restock on princes. From Saudi Arabia, perhaps? :mrgreen:
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:32 pm

Witness wrote:
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↑ You must restock on princes. From Saudi Arabia, perhaps? :mrgreen:



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What the hell - holding a wallet? Somebody photoshop a gun into that hand!

It's sad when an image falls just short of 100% american.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:47 pm

↑ He's also a bit on the skinny side… :mrgreen:



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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:40 pm

The bottle of Shiraz is the only jarring note, but I suppose it's as good as any for taking communion.

At least that seems to be what's going on there what with the Bible and other holy implements.
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Post by sparks » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:37 pm

Never could develop a taste for corn bread. Tasteless to me and the texture is annoying. My old Dad was a fiend for it though. Loved the stuff and routinely cooked up batches of it in cast iron shaped like little ears of corn.

He'd quite often break up corn bread in a bowl and douse it with milk and basically treat it like cold cereal.

Ducks around the new digs...bet they'd love it.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:28 pm

Gotta not be too dry. And gotta be full of jalapeños. Then it's good stuff.

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Post by Witness » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:52 am

Bob Fletcher

Farmer, fireman, and community historian best known for safeguarding the farms of expelled Japanese Americans in Florin, California, during World War II. Robert Emmett Fletcher, Jr. (1911–2013) was born in San Francisco and grew up as an only child on a farm in Brentwood, California, a farming community in Contra Costa County east of San Francisco. He attended the what would become the University of California at Davis, graduating with an agriculture degree in 1933. He managed a peach orchard in Red Bluff after college and subsequently worked as a state and county agricultural inspector, in which capacity he got to know Japanese American farmers throughout the state.

With the attack on Pearl Harbor and the eviction of West Coast Japanese Americans looming, the Tsukamoto family of Florin approached Fletcher with a proposal: would he manage the flame tokay grape farms of two of their friends, paying taxes and mortgages while there were excluded? He could keep any profits. Single at the time, Fletcher agreed, quitting his job, and eventually took over the farms of the Okamoto, Nitta, and Tsukamoto families, a total of ninety acres. In doing so, he bucked popular opinion that largely supported the exclusion of Japanese Americans and opposed their return. He was in fact fired on while in the Tsukamotos' barn. Despite having no experience with grapes, he worked the farms for the next three years, assisted by his new wife, Teresa Cassieri. As agreed upon, he paid down the mortgages and taxes, but only kept half the profits, banking the rest. When the families returned from their incarceration in the fall of 1945, their farms and homes were intact—the Tsukamotos' home had even been cleaned by Teresa—and their half of the profits was waiting for them. Fletcher continued to help the families after the war, sometimes buying supplies and equipment for them when local businesses would not sell to them.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:17 pm

Analysis: It makes sense that members of congress would not be "unaffiliated" because that means that much less "networking", which would be a serious handicap in that occupation.

If you distribute the "unaffiliated" proportionally to the rest, it is roughly the same for members of congress and human beings.
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Post by Witness » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:09 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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members of congress and human beings.
Meanie! :mrgreen:




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Post by Witness » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:19 am

GOP Congressional Candidate Said Jews and Muslims Should Convert to Christianity for Peace in the Middle East

A former Baptist pastor running as Republican candidate for a congressional seat in North Carolina said that peace in the Middle East depended on Jews and Muslims converting to Christianity.

Mark Harris, who stepped down as a pastor in 2017, defeated three times GOP representative Robert Pittenger in May, and is facing Democrat Dan McReady in a race for the state’s 9th District pollsters say is too close to call.

The sermons made during Harris’ tenure as pastor at Charlotte’s First Baptist Church were first reported by CNN’s K-File on Friday.

Following a trip to Jerusalem in 2011, he said that there would be no peace between until Israelis and Palestinians until Jews and Muslims converted to Christianity.

“Jesus, when he went into Jerusalem, said, ‘I am the vine. I am the true vine,’ and until those that are called in Islam  realize that and until those that are called in Judaism realize that, for that matter, until those that are caught in the religion of Christianity and are missing the personal relationship with Jesus Christ, realize that, there'll never be peace in their soul or peace in their city,” Harris preached.

In other sermons he described Islam as “dangerous” and shared conspiracy theories about Islamic plots to destroy European and US through altering their demographic makeups.

“There is a satanic trinity of the dragon, the beast and the false prophet. Satan is always a counterfeit,” Harris said in a November 2010 sermon, according to CNN. “Listen to me, that is why the religion of Islam is so dangerous. It is the great counterfeit of our generation.”
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:50 pm

Not the first time someone has said that.

But it better be the same kind of Christianity.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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But it better be the same kind of Christianity.
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Post by Witness » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:11 pm

US overtakes Chinese supercomputer to take top spot for fastest in the world

After a semi-annual assessment measuring supercomputer computational speeds, US-built IBM machine “Summit” has toppled two Chinese competitors to take the lead as the fastest of its kind in the world. China’s Tianhe-2 and Sunway TaihuLight spent the last two years at the top of the SuperComputer TOP500 List, but this month Summit pulled ahead of both with a performance of 143.5 quadrillion operations per second, making it 65% more powerful than the next non-US supercomputer on the list. Out of the top ten machines ranked, five are in the United States.

The TOP500 project was established in 1993 to track and rank meaningful statistics for organizations to use in determining their needs with regard to high-performance computing (HPC). The benchmark test used to determine the rankings is called “Linpack”, which requires HPC systems to solve a specific set of linear equations using floating point arithmetic. To help quantify just how powerful the machines in the HPC category are, Summit is 1 million times more powerful than the fastest laptop with 250 petabytes of storage capacity.

Located at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OCLF) in Tennessee, the Summit supercomputer has an architecture purpose-built and optimized by IBM for artificial intelligence. While specialized, access to its technology isn’t exclusive to the machine’s developers. All components are available to any enterprise as part of IBM’s product line.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:08 am

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