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    Great Thread.R.I.P. Mr Lick


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    Yesterdays naval parade in Pattaya, probably one of the most ridiculous pictures i have seen, how many years has the beach road been flooding for now.

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    ^ Was this the thread you were looking for?

    http://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lou...where-284.html (Post a photo a week, of anything/anywhere)

    BTW ... great image.

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    Christine Keeler dies

    Hard to see the attraction ?




    Heree fellow courtesan Mandy Rrice Davis coined the infamous phrase

    They would say that wouldn't they

    The Film with Val Kilmer glosses over her liason with Defence Minister Profumo and Soviet attache leading to the end of 13 years of Tory rule

    Christine Keeler

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    Christine Keeler
    Appearing on television discussion After Dark in 1988
    Born Christine Margaret Keeler
    22 February 1942
    Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
    Died 4 December 2017(aged 75)
    Farnborough, Hampshire, England[1]
    Cause of death Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nationality British
    Other names Christine Sloane
    Occupation Model
    Known for Profumo affair
    Christine Margaret Keeler (22 February 1942 – 4 December 2017) was an English model and showgirl. Her meeting at a dance-club with society osteopathStephen Ward drew her into fashionable circles. At the height of the Cold War, she became sexually involved with a married government minister, John Profumo, as well as a Soviet diplomat. A shooting incident between two of her other lovers caused the press to investigate her, revealing that her affairs could be threatening national security. In the House of Commons, Profumo denied any improper conduct but later admitted that he had lied. This incident discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963 in what became known as the Profumo affair.




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    PM Theresa May has struck a last-minute deal with the EU in a bid to move Brexit talks on to the next phase.
    There will be no "hard border" with Ireland; and the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU will be protected.
    The so-called "divorce bill" will amount to between 35bn and 39bn, Downing Street sources say.
    The European Commission president said it was a "breakthrough" and he was confident EU leaders will approve it.


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    Storm Emma in pictures: Worst snow storm to hit the UK in 50 years

    SNOW storm Emma is battering Britain today and is forecast to continue through the evening - see pictures from across the UK.

    By ANDREA TONKS
    PUBLISHED: 12:22, Fri, Mar 2, 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41, Fri, Mar 2, 2018





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    Storm Emma in pictures: Worst storm to hit the UK in 50 years

    Thu, March 1, 2018Storm Emma: Worst storm to hit the UK in 50 years in pictures.







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    Snowfall and bitter temperatures continue to cause disruption in parts of the UK, as Storm Emma arrives.
    Image copyrightPAImage captionStorm Emma will meet the "Beast from the East" weather front, which is causing major disruption in northern parts of the UKImage copyrightPAImage captionEmergency services have dealt with a series of accidents on the roadsImage copyrightPAImage captionAirports across Britain are being affected by the cold weatherImage copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionParts of the UK have continued to experience heavy snowfall, as seen here in Alexandria, West DunbartonshireImage copyrightPAImage captionFreezing temperatures formed huge icicles on this fountain in Paisley, RenfrewshireImage copyrightEPAImage captionFurther south in Birmingham, the canal froze overImage copyrightZSLImage captionSumatran tigers experienced the snow at London ZooImage copyrightPAImage captionAt Kinder Downfall, in Derbyshire, ice climbers braved the conditionsImage copyrightPAImage captionMeanwhile, one person took to their skis to navigate the streets of EdinburghImage copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionOn Wednesday evening, Priest's Cove, in Cornwall, was blanketed in snowImage copyrightMOD VIA REUTERSImage captionAlso on Wednesday, RFA Tidespring experienced intense weather, 15 nautical miles south of Plymouth

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    Photos From the Deadly Eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano

    On June 3, Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala, sending hot pyroclastic flows and heavy ash down its slopes onto nearby villages, killing at least 33 people, according to the head of Guatemala’s disaster agency, via the Associated Press. Fuego, one of the most active volcanoes in Central America, continued to send up smaller eruptions today, hampering efforts by rescuers who struggled to reach rural residents stranded by ash and mudflows.














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    After 10 Days Trapped in a Cave in Thailand, a Difficult Rescue Lies Ahead

    In northern Thailand, hundreds of international rescue workers spent the past 10 days searching for a group of 12 boys, ages 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old soccer coach who became trapped in a cave after flooding caused by relentless monsoon rains. Late on July 2, rescue teams discovered all of the boys and their coach alive and in relatively good health, sheltering deep inside the cave complex. Outside, family and friends, who gathered in recent days to pray, welcomed the news. While the boys have been found, extracting them from the cave still remains a difficult task—much of the return trip is underwater and even though pumps are lowering the water level, the rainfall is not letting up. Thai officials are reportedly weighing options that include waiting for passages to become dry enough, or providing the boys with diving gear and having them swim through some submerged sections.


















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    Strong winds drove wildfires across the villages, hills, and forests around Athens, Greece, starting on July 23, with authorities blaming the fires for at least 74 deaths. More than 300 firefighters were quickly mobilized to the area, but many residents scrambled to safety on their own—with hundreds racing to the shore to evacuate in small boats, or to try to swim away from advancing flames. While most of the fire has now been contained, the risk remains high, and Greek officials are asking for international assistance.








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    Glider Breaks New World Record Altitude of 23 Km, Successfully Lands (VIDEO)




    "The previous record altitude had been reached by an unpowered aircraft by the same team at the end of August. The authors of the project hope that it will allow high-altitude air currents to be studied, which may help pilots of regular aircraft in the future.
    The Perlan 2 Project's glider managed to reach an altitude of 23 kilometers during its latest flight over the region of El Calafate, Argentina, setting a new record for unpowered fixed-wing aircraft. The 700-kg glider was made of carbon fiber composite material with a wingspan of 25.5 meters.

    During the five-hour flight, the glider not only recorded a live feed from the tail, but also collected atmospheric data, in particular air currents in the upper atmosphere. Such data may help better understand them and predict the invisible turbulence that jet pilots sometimes encounter during flights.


    "The horizon starts to have a curvature in it and the sky is getting darker as we climb. It's a fantastic experience, once in a lifetime," one of two glider's pilots said, describing his experience.


    The previous record was set on August 28, when the same glider reached an altitude of 20 kilometers.



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    More about the multi-national team, the sponsors and the project at:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post


    Palestinian security forces drive in a convoy as they arrive in the West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian officials said some 800 of Palestinian security reinforcements have been deployed in the West Banks Nablus district



    Men try to remove an overloaded cart from a horse that fell on a road in Lahore



    A Danish Kabaddi player is tackled by his Canadian opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab tournament at a stadium in Chohla Sahib.
    People also love to watch and play Pro Kabadi.

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    Central American Immigrant Caravan

    On October 13, a group of hundreds of people gathered together to flee their impoverished home country of Honduras in a caravan headed toward the United States, seeking a better life for themselves and their families. That caravan quickly swelled to approximately 7,000 Central American immigrants as it passed north through Guatemala. As of today, most of these men, women, and children have just entered Mexico, yet they remain more than a thousand miles south of the U.S. border. President Donald Trump has called the approaching group a “national emergency,” vowed to cut tens of millions of dollars in aid to three Central American countries, and will possibly cancel a recent trade deal with Mexico if the caravan isn’t stopped before it reaches the U.S. Below, photographs of the caravan from its first 10 days and some of the difficult paths taken by those involved.








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    ^ oh yes...at poverty level wages.

    https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/netcomp.cgi?year=2017

    By definition, 50 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the median wage, which is estimated to be $31,561.49 for 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    equal to the median wage, which is estimated to be $31,561.49 for 2017.
    Is that pre or post federal, state and city taxes?

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    ^post I'm guessing, as it says:

    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    net compensation
    Even so considering the real cost of living here, that's poverty level...or just above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    post I'm guessing, as it says:
    ohoh I looked again at that link again...and I now think those wage numbers are before taxes.

    Here's their definition of net compensation:

    The national average wage index (AWI) is based on compensation (wages, tips, and the like) subject to Federal income taxes, as reported by employers on Forms W-2. Beginning with the AWI for 1991, compensation includes contributions to deferred compensation plans, but excludes certain distributions from plans where the distributions are included in the reported compensation subject to income taxes. We call the result of including contributions, and excluding certain distributions, net compensation.
    I always thought of net pay(compensation) as after taxes and deductions. But the SS definition is something different.

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    Those people must be desperate AND out of their minds.
    What do they think? They are just going to walk across the border?
    U.S. Border stations are in the process of installing high caliber rapid fire machine guns.



    I do wonder what these people are thinking, where they got this idea that they could just walok to and into the U.S.
    Maybe a solution would be for the U.S. to annex the Honduras and put right whatever is so wrong that people would do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Those people must be desperate AND out of their minds.
    What do they think? They are just going to walk across the border?
    U.S. Border stations are in the process of installing high caliber rapid fire machine guns.



    I do wonder what these people are thinking, where they got this idea that they could just walok to and into the U.S.
    Maybe a solution would be for the U.S. to annex the Honduras and put right whatever is so wrong that people would do this.


    You're not really clued in to the cause and effect, are ya?

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    The Woolsey Fire Leaves Devastation in Malibu, California












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    Some horrifying pictures there mate.

    I also hope Australia avoids such disasters this summer season.

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    Earthquake damage on Vine Road, near Wasilla, Alaska, on Nov. 30, 2018

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    [QUOTE=Airportwo;3665329]how many years has the beach road been flooding for now.[/QUOTE

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    Earthquake damage on Vine Road, near Wasilla, Alaska, on Nov. 30, 2018
    That'd be a hellofaride.

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    80,000 Beer Cans Mysteriously Vanish after a Beer Truck Overturns in Phuket
    At the scene they found thousands of beer cans scattered all over the road. Locals couldn’t believe their luck and madly did their best to ‘assist’ with the clean up operation.


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