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    Loves ponies. Hates phonies. Regina Phalange's Avatar
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    I... I might have just found jesus


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    Russia has been banned from competing at the 2018 Olympics.

    Their "clean" athletes, however, will be allowed to compete as "neutral athletes." Putin says he will not blockade or ask the athletes to boycott.
    That means they can't have the Russian flag, can't march in the opening ceremony, won't hear the Russian Anthem on the podium, their outfits have to read as OAR instead of RUS (Olympic Athletes Russia).
    Also no officials from the Russian Olympic Committee are present.. in fact some have been banned from the Olympics for life.

    WHAT A MESS.

    The decision was made by the IOC after an intense investigation shown that as many as 1000 athletes in 2014 at the Sochi Games had their blood tests tampered with to not show doping. This is the first time a country has been banned for doping.

    I just feel so badly for the Russian athletes that are doing the right thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regina Phalange View Post
    Oh boy


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    A big stink: visitors complain about Giant Cheese Board festival's failings
    An event promising unlimited cheese reportedly ran out of cheese but organisers refused to refund aggrieved attendees.

    The Giant Cheese Board, advertised as an unlimited cheese fest, promised to take revellers to “cheesey heaven” at Studio 338, south-east London, this weekend.

    However, the cheese connoisseurs in attendance claimed they were left short-changed as the event reportedly experienced myriad failures.
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    What's everyone thinking about the UFO stuff? I mostly think it's tricks of the light or maybe altitude playing with eyes and brains. But like, I can't devote time to thinking about it. My brain just can't. Then I just saw this cartoon and it expresses my feelings better than my words


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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I literally don’t give one fuck about UFOs.
    My political party is full of batshit conspiracy theorists and the list serv is like UFO-a-palooza in there.

    It’s great for a laugh, though. I remember one chain of emails that started as “how can libertarians mobilize against ICE” and ended with “the government is covering up that the Hadron Collider kills ghosts”.

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    I'm glad I can still take pleasure in the small, silly things.

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    Smile! Grumpy Cat wins £500,000 over copyright breach
    A cat that became an internet sensation because of her gloomy expression has won $710,000 (£500,000) in a copyright case.

    Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, went viral due to her permanently moody face, which is thought to be caused by feline dwarfism and an underbite. Her popularity spawned a Christmas film, TV appearances and a range of merchandise including soft toys and clothing.

    In the trial at California federal court Grumpy Cat Limited sued a US coffee company Grenade after they broke the terms of an agreement over the use of the cat’s image.

    In 2013 Grenade’s owners struck a $150,000 deal to serve iced coffee beverages branded with the cat’s face called “Grumppucinos”. However, in a court filing Grumpy Cat’s owners said the coffee company had “blatantly infringed” their copyrights and trademarks when they began selling roasted coffee and Grumppucino T-shirts featuring the cat’s face.

    The coffee chain’s owners countersued and said Grumpy Cat had not held up their end of the deal to promote the drinks on social media. They also complained they were told the cat would be appearing in a film alongside Will Ferrell and Jack Black, but this did not happen.

    The judge ultimately sided with the cat, however, and ordered that the coffee company pay $750,000 in damages alongside a $1 nominal damage fee for breach of contract.

    According to Courthouse News, the five-year-old cat was brought into court during the trial, but was not present for the verdict.
    That's a lot of kitty treats!
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    Never would have guessed that a SECOND STRING QUARTERBACK would lead his team to victory against the New England Patriots machine in Super Bowl LII.
    Well played Philadelphia.



    Maybe next year Tom.


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    I usually have zero fucks to give about sports, but this was doubly awesome. 1) Being from the Philly area I'm thrilled for my home city, and especially my dad who lived to see his beloved Eagles win a Super Bowl, and 2) How satisfying that they won against a team I truly hate, the Patriots. Fuck you Tom Brady and fuck you Bill Belichick, you sad, obsolete, out of touch Trump enablers.

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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    ^ HAHA. But also,
    Raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Shkreli was physically abused by both of his Albanian immigrant parents and witnessed domestic abuse in his home, according to a submission from a consultant hired by his lawyers that was reviewed by The New York Times. He suffered panic attacks. He funneled his energy into numbers: By the time he was 6, one of his sisters wrote, he calculated square roots and knew the periodic table.
    He's a sick guy, no doubt about that. I have trouble summoning any sympathy for him.

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    Chances are good that the victims of this nerve gas attack will never recover. See Novichok.

    Britain Expels 23 Russian Diplomats Over Ex-Spy’s Poisoning

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