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There ought to be someplace in the world where hermits can go off and be alone.

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Finally, a religion that does some good in the world.

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He’s being paid off, or Britney’s new attorney has incriminating evidence of him doing very bad things?

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She’s also Palmer Lucky’s sister, which makes me think “terrible parenting”

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“Pretext”

According to sources close to the situation, the company’s UK editors have used the offending section as a “pretext” to pull a Guardian US series focused on trans issues called Gender Now that Butler’s interview was meant to launch.


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Plot thickens—apparently the Butler interview was meant to launch a series called Gender Now. But UK editors have pulled the entire project and the link now goes to a blank page. ImageImage

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NYC subway SNAFU probably caused by someone turning it off accidentally, say reports

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Someone pushed the “do not push” button. Why did they even have that button?

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The firm reiterated it could default on its debt, repeating a warning it issued two weeks ago. Evergrande has been trying to sell some assets to ease its liquidity crunch, but said those efforts haven’t yielded anything yet.

Evergrande’s stock tumbled nearly 10% in morning trade. So far this year, it has plummeted nearly 80%.

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Duh…Same reason every sci-fi spaceship has a self-destruct button obviously! And that reason is something something something….

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original

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It’s kind of difficult to scuttle a spaceship unless you have a gravity well nearby, so blowing it to bits is the next best thing, I guess.

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Hiding the porn.

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Here is an update on the guy who swam through shark and killer whale infested waters (his words) from Kunashir in Russia to Hokkaido in Japan. His name has been given as Vasfeniks (or Wasfeniks) Nokaldo (or Nokardo, or possibly Nokald or Nokard). Sorry, the name has been transliterated into Japanese and so I have no idea how it is actually spelled and Japanese doesn’t distinguish between L and R and cannot have the letter D without a vowel immediately after the consonant (meaning that the O has to be there even if it is not part of the actual name in Russian). Any Russian speakers care to help?

On September 14, he was finally able to sit down for an interview with the Japanese press (Hokkaido News UHB).

He says that he came to Japan after being interrogated and placed under surveillance because he made critical comments about the Putin regime to a pro-opposition media outlet. He also says that he hates Putin and does not wish to return to Russia.

The Government of Japan has already rejected his asylum application (the article notes that Japan only grants asylum to 1.2% of applicants), so he is now applying to other countries, anywhere but Russia. He is still in the custody of Japanese immigration authorities.

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No relation, I’m sure.

Although, in Any Old Port in a Storm Lt Columbo purports that his dad used to be a beer truck tail gunner during the prohibition era.

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There was never a rogue drone at Gatwick Airport that caused planes to be grounded over the 2018 Christmas holidays, an outgoing exec at Chinese drone-maker DJI has claimed.

In an interview given just before he takes up his new veep of governmental affairs post with Boston Dynamics, Brendan Schulman said it was “now clear” that the event “did not actually involve a drone.”

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