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#961  Postby DougC » Mar 08, 2016 1:38 am

B.B.C. - Tanzanian teachers get free travel in Dar es Salaam
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#962  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 08, 2016 2:11 am

This episode and particularly this part always helps make me feel good when I'm depressed about a woman.


Also, this for when I'm feeling generally depressed, a bit of existential dread, etc.
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#963  Postby aliihsanasl » Mar 09, 2016 2:55 pm

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

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#964  Postby DougC » Mar 11, 2016 2:56 am

B.B.C. - India migrant heads home after $150,000 Kerala lottery win
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#965  Postby DougC » Mar 12, 2016 3:35 am

B.B.C. - Auschwitz survivor is world's oldest man - Guinness World Records

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#966  Postby aliihsanasl » Mar 13, 2016 2:43 am

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

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#967  Postby DougC » Mar 13, 2016 11:52 pm

B.B.C. - How a cat enabled an autistic six-year-old to communicate
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#968  Postby DougC » Mar 15, 2016 4:31 am

B.B.C. - Star Wars' John Boyega grants boy's hospital wish
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#969  Postby DougC » Mar 15, 2016 5:05 am

B.B.C. - How a 'creepy' white van became internet famous

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The Free Candy Van that turned Ron Jacobs into a minor internet celebrity.

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Lisa Howard fell in love with Ron Jacobs despite his unique mode of transport
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#970  Postby DougC » Mar 16, 2016 3:59 am

B.B.C. - Saudi Arabia: All female Brunei crew in historic flight

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#971  Postby Macdoc » Mar 17, 2016 3:50 am

I hardly knew where to post this.... maybe we need a new thread of survival stories...

I had been watching The Heavy Water War ( highly recommended ) and then came across this..an astounding read

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The Fugitive
His feet froze solid. An avalanche buried him up to his
neck. Villagers risked death to hide him. How Jan Baalsrud
escaped the Nazis and became a Norwegian folk hero.

By ROBERT KOLKERMARCH 16, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/magaz ... .html?_r=0
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EO Wilson in On Human Nature wrote:
We are not compelled to believe in biological uniformity in order to affirm human freedom and dignity.
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#972  Postby DougC » Mar 19, 2016 9:29 pm

B.B.C. - Cuban woman receives letter from Obama as direct mail restored

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#973  Postby DougC » Mar 19, 2016 9:59 pm

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#974  Postby juju7 » Mar 23, 2016 9:17 am

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#975  Postby DougC » Mar 24, 2016 1:38 am

This, from the Lump in the Throat thread.

DougC wrote:B.B.C. - Gorilla baby born at Bristol Zoo in 'rare' C-section

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Now-


B.B.C. - Gorilla born in rare C-section 'teething and giggling'

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#976  Postby DougC » Mar 25, 2016 3:31 am

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#977  Postby DougC » Mar 26, 2016 1:12 am

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B.B.C. Sport - Comoros Islands beat Botswana to record first-ever win
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#978  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 29, 2016 2:25 am

I grew up lower class to lower middle class. There was a brief time when we were more middle than lower middle, but only for a few years. I always wanted to live in a suburban home. Seems boring, but boring is good when you've dealt with being foreclosed on, living with other relatives, and living in a shitty old trailer.
It is possible lately that we might get something like that. It's not a sure thing, but a realistic possibility that we can be approved for and afford a nice little suburban home. Hell, I'd be happy in a new trailer, but this makes me feel good, especially since my life's been in the shitter lately.
Here's a site with the pictures.
http://www.trulia.com/property/30953951 ... d-LA-70403
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#979  Postby proudfootz » Mar 29, 2016 5:23 am

Having a nicer place to live is good. It doesn't solve everything, but every little bit helps!
"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't." - Mark Twain
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#980  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 29, 2016 6:03 am

I know I can be pretty resilient when I have at least one thing to look forward to. All I need is a spark, and then I just keep burning. Even if we don't get this place, we will eventually get a nicer place than where we're at. This is the first time we're looking for a place when we aren't forced to, and that feels good.
I've been very depressed for the umpteenth time in my life and suicidal for the first time in my life. I thought I was suicidal before, but it was more of a cry for help. I was feeling pretty beaten. Never attempted it, and I'm glad because I'm starting to see some hope.
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