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    ...^agree...shame about the hair...

    ...^agree...shame about the hair...
  2. ...put your economic faith in the Thai-Chinese:...

    ...put your economic faith in the Thai-Chinese: they've overcome greater financial challenges by using Thai government resources and native ability to 1) line their pockets and 2) help pull the Thai...
  3. Thread: Power in Asia

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    ...careful to avoid unfortunate generalizations,...

    ...careful to avoid unfortunate generalizations, I see...
  4. Thread: Power in Asia

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    Power in Asia

    China’s Power in Asia Falls as U.S. Regains Authority, Lowy Says

    By Lisa Du
    December 5, 2021 (Bloomberg)



    U.S. gains more influence in Asia as China turns inward
    Indonesia rises to top...
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    Imported Talent Rises to Tech Top

    Parag Agrawal: Why Indian-born CEOs dominate Silicon Valley

    By Nikhil Inamdar and Aparna Alluri
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    The bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind...

    The bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns

    Sun, December 5, 2021 (The Hill)
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    ...faulty parenting...be firm: they'll thank you...

    ...faulty parenting...be firm: they'll thank you for it...
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    79329 ...Prohibition ended this week 1933: why...

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    ...Prohibition ended this week 1933: why is this not a national holiday?...
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    ...only to a male of the species...

    ...only to a male of the species...
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    ...perfect for the Christmas season: ...

    ...perfect for the Christmas season:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98UjjwzJBFE&list=RDQMLd595wFTM2U&start_rad io=1
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    ...^forwarded to the kitchen thread...

    ...^forwarded to the kitchen thread...
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    ...fortunately, I'm not a beer drinker...

    ...fortunately, I'm not a beer drinker...
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    ...a level of hunger I will never understand...

    ...a level of hunger I will never understand...
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    Maggot Meatballs?

    Coming Soon: Faux-Meat Burgers Made From Maggots and Mealworms

    Growing numbers of producers are exploring insects as a source of protein.
    By K Oanh Ha
    December 3, 2021, 12:01 PM GMT+7
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    ...the inverse has a certain ring to it, too:...

    ...the inverse has a certain ring to it, too: life is too short to put up with persistently annoying folks...
  16. ...there is no constitutional reason for the...

    ...there is no constitutional reason for the government to come between a female and her doctor...none...the continued separation of church and state should be reinforced...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKVujOctza4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKVujOctza4
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    79212 ...Buddha decked out for the holidays...

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    ...Buddha decked out for the holidays...
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    ...a selection of ornaments from our tree this...

    ...a selection of ornaments from our tree this year, including a float of Jim Thompson angels and a gay Santa:

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    ...his golfing days may be over, but he can still...

    ...his golfing days may be over, but he can still fall back on his shagging marathons...
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    ...nail those to the cell wall...

    ...nail those to the cell wall...
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    ...move upmarket a little: Central Chidlom has a...

    ...move upmarket a little: Central Chidlom has a nice selection of Christmas schlock on the 4th floor...the basement supermarket has aisles of panettone, Waitrose holiday products and an enormous...
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    79134 ...Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 1947...

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    ...Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 1947...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc2rTt74Qys

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc2rTt74Qys
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    79105 ...official White House Christmas tree is...

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    ...official White House Christmas tree is up in the Blue Room...

    Fox News: Jill Biden murders innocent tree and displays its rotting corpse in her living room...
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    79068 ...annual lighting of the Christmas...

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    The Best Panettone

    Where to order the best panettone this holiday season

    By G. Daniela Galarza (WaPo)

    Yesterday at 11:00 a.m.

    Note: The supermarket at Central Chidlom is wall-to-ceiling with a large variety of...
  28. Thread: Break It Up!

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    ..so, hanging out with Canadians and Canadiens,...

    ..so, hanging out with Canadians and Canadiens, eh?...and who is this "we" you speak for?...
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    ...that has always been the case (see Barnum,...

    ...that has always been the case (see Barnum, P.T.)...what is different is their access to social media and the joy at seeing their wisdom and the results of their own research online...
  30. Thread: Break It Up!

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    ...agree...particularly as the angry and...

    ...agree...particularly as the angry and frustrated Boomer white supremacists die off (thanks, Covid!)...
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    China-DR Congo Mining Dirt

    ...corrupt antics like these, I suspect, are happening all along the Belt and Road map:

    China Cash Flowed Through Congo Bank to Former President’s Cronies

    A leak of 3.5 million documents shows...
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    Crypto's Comin' to Town

    Thailand Lays Groundwork for Crypto Tourism to Revive Industry

    By Prim Chuwiruch (Bloomberg)
    November 28, 2021, 7:00 AM GMT+7



    State tourism agency plans tech unit to offer crypto token
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  33. Thread: Break It Up!

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    Break It Up!

    An American Secession? It’s Not That Far-Fetched

    Texit. The new California republic. Polls in the U.S. show strong support for splitting the nation along blue-red lines.

    By Max Hastings...
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    ...trapped in a bar for a weekend with a sodden...

    ...trapped in a bar for a weekend with a sodden group of drunks: Brit paradise for some...panic-inducing claustrophobia for others...
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    ...I hope the turmoil won't make the Chinese...

    ...I hope the turmoil won't make the Chinese community feel unappreciated...
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    ...^no fault implied...

    ...^no fault implied...
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    ...probably because natural pigments were...

    ...probably because natural pigments were used...aniline dyes last much longer...
  38. ...possibly, but also a predictable response to...

    ...possibly, but also a predictable response to clumsy Mainland attempts at domination...and an outcome the elderly gnomes of Beijing might have foreseen...
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    ...a map of this benighted backwater might help:...

    ...a map of this benighted backwater might help:

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  40. ...agree...and for many other outcomes that annoy...

    ...agree...and for many other outcomes that annoy the mainlanders: increased US support for Taiwan, louder international noise (due primarily to the sequestering of a Chinese tennis star) about...
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    79014 ...Photographed in 1974, freshly excavated...

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    ...Photographed in 1974, freshly excavated 2000-year-old Terracotta warriors still showing the original color scheme before rapid deterioration. (Xi'an)...
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    79013 ...The Italian city of Bologna had 180...

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    ...The Italian city of Bologna had 180 towers by AD 1200. The tallest, 320 (97 meters) feet high, still stands and was completed in AD 1119...
  43. ...no need for the felonious weasel to hide: no...

    ...no need for the felonious weasel to hide: no one's looking for him...
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    ...to kick off the SEASON: ...

    ...to kick off the SEASON:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_jRAJZ9_y0
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    ...how it...

    ...how it started....................................................how it's going...

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBLaJtXbpRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBLaJtXbpRg
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    ...theme song to "Treme" on HBO... ...

    ...theme song to "Treme" on HBO...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M1Iagf3GSs
  50. Thread: Pete for Prez!

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    ...transitory situation...of much greater concern...

    ...transitory situation...of much greater concern (and import) is the improvement of US infrastructure over the coming years...if he can use his time in office to start/complete the necessary...
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