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    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    And when you think it can't get any stranger ...

    How Did a 12-Foot-Tall Silver Monolith
    End Up in the Desert?





    Nov 24, 2020

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    Malc posted a thread about it earlier. It could indeed be some kind of artistic practical joke, but given that it's not on private property and that it hasn't been claimed by anyone, further investigation would certainly be warranted, even if only "just in case it's not of this world".
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    20/20 Hindsight: has Australia's response to the COVID-19
    pandemic worked? | 60 Minutes Australia


    In a special edition of 60 MINUTES, reporters Liam Bartlett, Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Saroah Ab and Tom Steinfort reflect on a tumultuous year, from the first early reports of a mysterious form of pneumonia striking people down in China to the realisation the world was battling a catastrophic pandemic, the monumental economic implications of the virus, and the frantic race for vaccines.

    The program includes expert analysis about how far we've come, what the road ahead will look like, and why Australia is the envy of the world in terms of overcoming COVID-19's destruction. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in lockdown at The Lodge in Canberra, also provides the latest information on when an effective vaccine will become available not only for Australians, but also for our Pacific neighbours.

    Reporters: Liam Bartlett, Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Sarah Abo, Tom Steinfort

    Producer: Nick Greenaway

    Nov 29, 2020

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    An update ...

    Monolith in Utah desert vanishes without a trace | DW News


    A steel monolith that was recently discovered in the American desert has now disappeared as mysteriously as it appeared. The monolith was first found earlier this month by rangers in the Utah desert during a wildlife survey. No one officially knows who created the object or what it was intended for, though theories have ranged from an art installation, to a prank or even extraterrestrial origins. Now the three-meter tall object has vanished. State officials have confirmed that the object disappeared at some point late last week. Though they say they don't know who or what may have removed it.
    Nov 29, 2020

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    “After a nice long weekend, it’s so hard to get back
    into the swing of fearing the collapse of society.”
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    One has to wonder ...

    Former diplomat to China explains the ‘weaponisation of COVID’

    60 Minutes Australia



    Former British Diplomat to China, Matthew Henderson, co-authored a report for a legal class action against the Chinese Communist Party, for the massive economic damage caused by COVID-19. In an extended interview with reporter Tara Brown, he says the most appalling part of the cover up was quashing early concerns about a new frightening virus raised by Chinese doctors and scientists in Wuhan.

    Nov 30, 2020

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    In honor of Billy Idol's birthday ...


    Eyes Without a Face


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qMFw7njZM0


    I spend so much time
    Believing all the lies
    To keep the dream alive
    Now it makes me sad
    It makes me mad at truth
    For loving what was you
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    Homeless encampment the real skid row
    Downtown Los Angeles California

    German in Venice


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    Next from the streets of LA to London ...

    More English Idioms - 5 - With Tenuous Links To London Locations

    Joolz Guides - London History Walks - Travel Films


    Another video about English language idioms and why we use them. This time Joolz shows you some interesting parts of London too as a tenuous link to some of the phrases that have crept into the language over the years.
    Why do we say Bite The Bullet?


    White Elephant
    Pull your finger out.
    Lost your bottle
    From Pillar to Post.
    Brass monkey.

    We also visit S Paul's Cathedral, the temple bar, Berkeley Square. Pall Mall, St James Palace Covent Garden, Camden Town, Deptford.
    Dec 6, 2020

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    The consummate of Steely Dan's

    FM ♪ No Static At All ♪



    In October 2015, the LED tower lights on the Empire State Building were choreographed to "FM (No Static at All)" in a show designed by Marc Brickman, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its master FM antenna.
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    Those famous last words ...



    “I can quit anytime I want!”
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    China's gateway to Europe – the New Silk Road

    DW Documentary


    "The "New Silk Road" is an enormous Chinese international development project. It's a trade network that involves Asia, Africa, and Europe -- and more than 70 countries are already involved. It may turn the old world order upside down.

    China is investing in bridges, port facilities, railroads, and roads around the world. Beijing is spending several hundred billion euros on what it calls the "Silk Road Economic Belt." Chinese President Xi Jinping says the project will provide development opportunities and wealth for China and the entire world. Beijing will take the lead role in building this infrastructure network.

    After the financial crisis in Greece, no European country wanted to invest there -- but China saw an opportunity, and bought shares in the port of Piraeus. By 2016, Beijing owned a majority of shares. The Greek dockworkers' union still finds it hard to accept that the port no longer belongs to Greece.

    In 2019, Italy joined the Silk Road project -- and signed a memorandum of understanding with China on development of the port of Trieste. But critics warn that the "Silk Road" project will allow Beijing to spread its influence around the world. Europe is divided between those who favor such cooperation, and those who oppose it."

    Dec 7, 2020

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    And we decided to harm our farmers with tariff wars and build walls to keep out the rest of the world.

    It's weird to be left behind...by your own self. I'm not personally a self-wounder, but my country obviously is.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    It's weird to be left behind...by your own self.
    Whether it be in the United States or anywhere else ...

    It is quite obvious (and has been for decades) that China is the machine behind the 'Gobble-list World' market dominance ...

    "China’s Trojan Ports: Beijing’s systematic acquisition of European ports is not a precursor to Chinese militarism in Europe. But it is an important component of an ambitious and insidious strategy" Read more here
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    Via the Viper Room in Hollywood ...

    Paris Jackson - Let Down

    (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live)


    Dec 5, 2020

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    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    Via the Viper Room in Hollywood ...

    Paris Jackson - Let Down

    (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live)


    Dec 5, 2020

    4:01 minutes


    Daddy will be happy with this!
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

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