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Old May 9th 2019, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
This is more of an OMG! than a WTF? and it isn't quite what you might think from the headline, but it's still an OMG!
If it was stuck in the ground and he backed into it, how did the pointy end end up in his lung?
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
If it was stuck in the ground and he backed into it, how did the pointy end end up in his lung?
Both ends are pointy.
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Originally Posted by chawkins99
Both ends are pointy.
Are they? It's been a fair few years since I lobbed one. I'll let him off then.
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Common injury shown on Casualty, someone falling onto a javelin - never being skewered by a thrown one. Sometimes they'd fake you out by showing the javelin PE lesson but the injury is caused by a rogue discus. "Guess the injury" was always the best part of Casualty.
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Originally Posted by Anian
Common injury shown on Casualty, someone falling onto a javelin - never being skewered by a thrown one. Sometimes they'd fake you out by showing the javelin PE lesson but the injury is caused by a rogue discus. "Guess the injury" was always the best part of Casualty.
Second only to 'guess who's going to snuff it before the end of the show'.
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Good grief

More that 1,000 guns seized from Los Angeles home
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...s-angeles-home

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
Good grief

More that 1,000 guns seized from Los Angeles home
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...s-angeles-home
Tonight, on Hoarders

Brings up an excellent question though, would you rather deal with 1,000 gun-sized bobcats, or 1 bobcat-sized gun?
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I was a bit surprised it was in Bel Air, and the LA times article is a little interesting.

He isn't in trouble for having 1,000 guns though, that isn't illegal under any law, he only got in trouble for selling/possessing illegal guns as some in his stock are not legal under state or federal law.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...509-story.html

(forgot to quote the post above, this is a reply to the original.)
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I was a bit surprised it was in Bel Air, and the LA times article is a little interesting.

He isn't in trouble for having 1,000 guns though, that isn't illegal under any law, he only got in trouble for selling/possessing illegal guns as some in his stock are not legal under state or federal law. ….
It doesn't even say that - I don't see that any of his inventory was illegal per se and he has a Federal Firearms License, which as an almost unrestricted license to buy, sell, hold, repair, modify and manufacture small arms up to .500 calibre, including fully automatic weapons, but it says that he didn't have permits under CA law for the fully automatic weapons. It sounds to me primarily like a paperwork and recordkeeping issue. …. As he was operating in a residential area there may also have been a zoning violation.

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According to the lawsuit, in April 2018, the teacher at Nellie Muir Elementary School became concerned that the 8 year old was using the staff restroom. Assuming he must secretly identify as female, she allegedly developed a lesson plan “in an effort to promote [him] becoming transgender.”

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Holy "jumping to conclusions", Batman!
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Ah well, no one's ever said that the world's idiots can't include members of the teaching profession!
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
Ah well, no one's ever said that the world's idiots can't include members of the teaching profession!
And there are quite a few of those, hardly surprising when you consider that they are paid peanuts.

Speaking of which, my good lady pointed out that the state now allows her to carry a gun in the classroom but that peanuts are banned!
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Monsanto must pay couple $2bn in largest verdict yet over cancer claims

https://www.theguardian.com/business...roundup-couple

The plaintiffs’ attorneys estimate that there are now 13,400 similar Roundup cancer cases pending in state and federal courts in the US.

I realise it will go to appeal but this sort of award even if it will never be paid is a WTF.
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Originally Posted by Boiler
Monsanto must pay couple $2bn in largest verdict yet over cancer claims. ……. I realise it will go to appeal but this sort of award even if it will never be paid is a WTF.
For all intents and purposes that is approximately zero compared to the tobacco settlement.
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