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#1501  Postby Animavore » Aug 18, 2020 4:15 pm

Heart-warming story.

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#1502  Postby arugula2 » Aug 18, 2020 4:24 pm

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#1503  Postby Svartalf » Aug 18, 2020 4:47 pm

WTF??? I can be happy that she was lucky enough to be able to get rid of that debt, but JFCOAPS, she got such massive support from her well off family that her experience is not at all representative of what the ordinary youngster with 6 digit student debt can usually manage.
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#1504  Postby Fallible » Aug 18, 2020 4:56 pm

I mean we do know that the average family can’t afford to just buy their child a home, right?
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#1505  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 18, 2020 5:00 pm

christ on a fucking moped...in my experience, the average person can just about pay off their own home, let alone fund others...cloudfuckingcuckooland...
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#1506  Postby felltoearth » Aug 19, 2020 1:40 am

So basically with the work ethic of the average person and:
-a job in a low cost of living area that pays the same as a job in a high cost of living area;
-a free condo;
-a free place to otherwise live;
you too can be debt free.

So what’s your excuse?
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#1507  Postby arugula2 » Aug 19, 2020 2:32 am

Not to mention a 2nd income (probably) and the tax perks of being married.
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#1508  Postby Macdoc » Aug 24, 2020 4:06 pm

Visionary....

How a 200-Year-Old Gift From Benjamin Franklin Made Boston and Philadelphia a Fortune
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#1509  Postby Hermit » Aug 28, 2020 6:32 am

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#1510  Postby aliihsanasl » Aug 29, 2020 9:24 am

"If someday my teachings conflict with science, choose science"

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#1511  Postby campermon » Aug 29, 2020 1:42 pm



One of the signs of the end of days :whine:
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#1512  Postby Macdoc » Aug 29, 2020 6:28 pm



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#1513  Postby Macdoc » Sep 06, 2020 2:59 am

Keep on keeping on .... :cheers:

Faced with incurable cancer, this Winnipeg couple took a leap for love

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#1514  Postby Svartalf » Sep 06, 2020 6:03 am

I wish them all the happiness they can get.
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#1515  Postby felltoearth » Sep 09, 2020 12:52 pm

Irish lacrosse team withdraws from World Games so a Native American team could play | CTV News
In a remarkable show of sportsmanship, Ireland's lacrosse team is withdrawing from an international tournament to allow a Native American team to play instead.

The team withdrew from The World Games 2022 and the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team will take its place, World Lacrosse announced last week.

"It's simply the right thing to do," Michael Kennedy, chief executive officer of Ireland Lacrosse, said in a statement.


"We are a proud member of World Lacrosse and we recognize the importance of The World Games to the continued growth of our sport. As much as our players would have been honoured to compete, we know the right thing is for the Iroquois Nationals to represent our sport on this international stage."


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#1516  Postby Macdoc » Sep 09, 2020 9:28 pm

Kolirin, CNN • Published 9th September 2020
London (CNN) — An 80-year-old man who went missing while hiking during a hailstorm was reunited with his family at a press conference staged to try and find him.

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Harry Harvey was reported missing at 1.30 pm on Sunday after he became separated from his walking partner while out hiking in the Yorkshire Dales, in the northeast of England.


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#1517  Postby arugula2 » Sep 12, 2020 5:45 am

Can she just get all the presidencies, please?

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#1518  Postby arugula2 » Oct 05, 2020 6:40 pm

"Tio Choko And The Ballerina (Dance Of The Little Swans)"
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#1519  Postby felltoearth » Dec 15, 2020 8:32 pm

Remember Darwin the Ikea monkey?

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#1520  Postby Mike_L » Apr 16, 2021 10:11 am

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Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world
2017-10-08

Milan - As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

The brainchild of Milanese architect Stefano Boeri, the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) uses more than 20 000 trees and plants to adorn the high-rise buildings from top to bottom - a project now being exported all over the world, from China to the Netherlands.
The two original leafy towers dominate the skyline in the northern Italian city, giving residents - including celebrities like footballer Ivan Perisic - an enviable view over the new district of Porta Nuova and beyond.

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Reduce pollution

Cherry, apple and olive trees spill over balconies alongside beeches and larches, selected and positioned according to their resistance to wind and preference for sunlight or humidity.

Boeri said the idea came from his obsession with trees and determination to make them "an essential component of architecture," particularly as a weapon to combat climate change.
"I was in Dubai in 2007 and I watched this city growing in the middle of the desert, with more than 200 glass towers multiplying the effect of heat," he recalls.
He wanted instead to create something that "as well as welcoming life, can contribute to reducing pollution, because trees absorb microparticles and CO2.
"Cities now produce about 75% of the CO2 present in the atmosphere. Bringing more trees into the city means fighting the enemy on the spot," he said.

Opened in 2014, the Vertical Forest won the prestigious Frankfurt International Highrise Award and the Chicago Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat named it Best Tall Building Worldwide.
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http://www.news24.com/Green/News/italys-high-rise-forests-take-root-around-the-world-20171008

This has also been done in Japan, most notably in the design of the ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall, where flora-laden stepped terraces create a green slope...

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Unfortunately, didn't work out too well in China.
Poor maintenance led to balconies being overrun by plants, followed by mosquito infestation...

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