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    Default Is It Real Or Is It...(shudder) Memorex?



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    LOL! Good stuff, kbe! Here is a similar kind of prank:



    And this is too cute!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Another "open carry" and "monkey see, monkey do".
    Apparently it is real footage. This 'original' site below claims the father died 'instantly' as the bullet struck his heart. Angle of the gun at moment of discharge seems to indicate that as a distinct possibility:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=053_1229002851
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    LOL indeed JiveHippo. I remember seeing the 'Mirror Prank' on TV. Hilarious!
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    Yikes! What a nasty trick. You could give a person heart failure.
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    Default WARNING. If traveling to South Africa..

    I am an American traveling to Africa on a missions trip to an orphanage we have in Malawi, Africa. I had a 2 hr layover in Johannesburg, South Africa. In that short amount of time the luggage handlers managed to break into my locks as well as the locks of my team and steal all of our colognes and perfumes. That is what they are targeting. I had a large bottle of GIT and Aventus that was stolen. So if you are traveling and happen to be passing through the the Airports of South Africa, I would suggest you empty your bottles of the juice and replace it with hydrochloric acid. :P I am kidding. But they will allow to to carry on any liquid under 3oz as long as it is in a plastic bag.

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    This should not be in the Men's forum !

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    I'm sorry to hear about these thefts which are, sadly, all too common.
    Drifting way off topic, but here's a very insightful and useful video on how to avoid being a victim of kleptomaniac baggage handlers in future:


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    Hi!

    Just moving this to Off Topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    I'm sorry to hear about these thefts which are, sadly, all too common.
    Drifting way off topic, but here's a very insightful and useful video on how to avoid being a victim of kleptomaniac baggage handlers in future:

    This is pretty despicable.
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    That's useful info. I might have to get new luggage.
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    Very sad news! Robin Williams has died, only 63, apparent suicide. He was battling severe depression recently, the news article said.
    Link: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=24937522



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    Talent, looks and money.... yet still depressed. How tragic that such a gifted and handsome man should be so sad to take his own life. So young and still so much to give and be. Inconceivable really.
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    Tragic indeed. Reminds me of Richard Jenne (sp?), another top-tier comedian who committed suicide a few years ago. Depression also.
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    What a great loss.
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    Rescued sea lions returned to the sea.
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    Amazing whale rescue!
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    Went home to NYC for a few days. There are a surprising number of sharks and whales hanging around NY due to cleaner water. Glad to hear that. Is it wrong during shark week that I root for the sharks? Anyway...I dare anyone to look at this and not smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrnybluesman View Post
    Is it wrong during shark week that I root for the sharks? <snip>
    I was watching one of the shark shows this week and was surprised to hear that several species are near extinction. I hated the video footage of fisherman catching them, cutting off the fin, and throwing them back in the water to die. So cruel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    I was watching one of the shark shows this week and was surprised to hear that several species are near extinction. I hated the video footage of fisherman catching them, cutting off the fin, and throwing them back in the water to die. So cruel.
    Unfortunately this is such a common occurrence in countries where the fin is prized for its culinary value. Very cruel I agree.
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    Credible estimates state that over 100,000,000 sharks are 'harvested' every year from the seas. 100.000.000!

    And, somewhere around 16,000,000 pounds of shark fins are taken, often just the fins! and then, as stated by shadesofbleu, the fin-less sharks are tossed back into the water to die a slow and painful death. What the hell is wrong with some of us?
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    Grotesque! There is no excuse for cruelty to animals.
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    I hope the purchasers of the goods choke on their fin soup. No demand = no harvesting. Don't order it peeps.
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    Nice animation:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Grotesque! There is no excuse for cruelty to animals.
    Totally agree. Abhorrent.
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    A bouquet of roses, snapdragons and zinnias from my garden. The big paperweights keep the cat from knocking it over.

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    What a lovely and colorful visual delight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Grotesque! There is no excuse for cruelty to animals.
    100% agreed!
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    So you guys saying cruelty against animals is unacceptable – you are all vegans then? Or do you classify? Like, torturing a cow or chicken is OK, but exotic animals like sharks or cute ones like puppies need special protection? Just curios.
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    Here we go. Cows, chickens, and hogs are bred for food. They're slaughtered in humane ways. Chickens aren't endangered. In fact, there are more chickens on this planet than people. Sharks are killed in a very inhumane way, and many species are now endangered because of this practice. There's no comparison.
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