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I was curious about a specific term:

"In a pivotal stretch of testimony, David Pecker, the longtime publisher of The National Enquirer, described a 2015 meeting with Mr. Trump and his fixer at the time, Michael D. Cohen, at Mr. Trump’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.

Fixer
Noun
2. A person who uses influence or makes arrangements for another, especially by improper or unlawful means.

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"Pecker? He was just the Chai Walla. I never even knew his name." More popcorn please.

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Aptera for reals.

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Most EVs have a 10 year / 100K miles warranty, at least in the US.

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Have you ever seen wooden/ bamboo bikes? Renovo was one manufacturer. And currently, (https://www.lightwoodenbicycles.com/) TimberWolf Cycles.

There are others: https://www.treehugger.com/awesome-bikes-made-of-wood-4869156

I saw one in a museum, from the 1880s, made of hickory. It reportedly weighed 18 pounds.

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WAIT A MINUTE!!! You mean Douglas Adams was actually an LLM?

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In which I learned that Helen Keller was trans...

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Thank you O' Cog for your toothy, spinny perspective!

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I prefer to vote early, by dropping my completed ballot off at the appropriate location.

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Life is full of opportunities to learn. "Gotta learn something new everyday." Here's a bit more: There are about 6000 solitary bees that live on the NA continent. Most of them make small tunnels in the ground, and some carve holes in wood, e.g. trees, posts, etc. The ground dwelling ones on average go about 6 inches deep. So that woven plastic "landscape cloth" interferes with them. If they are beneath it when installed, they can't get out. If they are above it they can't make proper homes for their babies. Happy Spring!!

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About 20% of cholesterol comes from direct consumption. And about 80% comes from sugars and fats. According to this article (https://www.massgeneralbrigham.org/en/about/newsroom/articles/how-is-cholesterol-produced). Cholesterol is the parent compound to all the steroidal hormones, including pregnenalone, DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and vitamin D. So one needs cholesterol, just not too much of it. Oxidized cholesterol turns out to be associated with pathophysiology, in atherosclerosis (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7836017/), and Alzheimers disease (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4473000/) One needs sugars and fats, but the amount is dependent on how one uses those compounds. And the body uses them in all sort of ways, including energy production for exercise.

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So cars these days have anti-collision systems. One would think a million dollar boat, with millions of dollars in cargo, approaching a multimillion dollar bridge would have some sort of active sensing system to prevent a collision. That video shows the Dali strolling right into the support. It wasn't a glancing blow, rather it was a direct hit. Either somebody f'd up big time, or major act of sabotage on US territory.

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Wait, so standard orange color basketballs are made of Oompa Loompa skin? Gaahhhhhhh!!!

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I read in another thread that lenders have an upper limit, around $100M. So #45 could easily use the $500M he claims to have to secure several loans, under that $100M limit to reach the $464M he owes. It's Monday, let's see how the spectacle continues.

Kremlin says the only way to protect Russia is to create a buffer zone with Ukraine (www.yahoo.com)

The Kremlin said on Monday that the only way to protect Russian territory from Ukrainian attacks was to create a buffer zone that would put Russian regions beyond the range of Ukrainian fire. The Kremlin was commenting after President Vladimir Putin raised the possibility of setting up such a zone in a speech after winning...

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Take care of yourself, friend. You'll find your way out of this. Wishing you all the best.

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Take care of yourself, friend. You'll find your way out of this. Wishing you all the best.

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VEGETABLES! FUCKIN' HELLZZ YARRGGGHHHH!!!

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Gullibility, usually. These people have been conned into voting against their own best interests. Don't blame the victim, blame the con-artist, the fraud. Blame them, and more importantly indict them, and bring them to court.

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Wow, that's pretty nifty. Where did you find it? What do you use it for?

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I have two '6 inchers'. One is ever so slightly smaller than the other, so it gets to be the lid. They are my 'daily drivers'. Anytime I want to cook something for just me. Or if I'm making something that calls for garlic, onions, oil, and spices, e.g. tomato sauce, that's where it all starts.

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