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    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    Pack knocks off the Seminoles again. This time in FL. Bwaaaaaa!!!!!
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    "Expanding The Draft" "With the Vietnam War ramping up, college students begin to worry about the draft." 30 seconds:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D5OqG2RDuU
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    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    "Shot Right Here" "A South Vietnamese soldier is shot but fights on." 30 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywlp0hru5pI
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    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    "The Fear Went Away" "A navy pilot describes being shot down on his first combat mission." 30 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1cIfTPkhXg
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    A couple more outstanding 30 second videos: "Profound sense of humanity" "A Viet Cong soldier realizes his American enemy is not unlike his own countrymen." 30 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jBuIWTmzY Here's one where a mother is having a conversation with the post office worker.
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    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    There are plenty of repeats and various ways to watch (see here: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/watch/#clips). Episodes are presented chronologically. I missed the first one, but you don't (of course) need to watch these consecutively to follow it. There are many interviews from various people and perspectives. The first link I posted is just a tiny sample of the different points of view. There is plenty of original footage. They skillfully intersperse recreation with actual footage. A big focus is the detail of individual battles, including many satellite maps. If you like military history, then the show is definitely for you. There is however, a lot of other kinds of history: political, social, cultural, etc. The show, again, approaches the subject from many different angles. I think the show is very well done. It's different from other shows on the same subject because it's more in-depth (18 hours) and very, very thoughtful. I know people don't always like public television and its producers, but the quality is there. I don't like certain things about PBS and its creators, but it's not an either/or proposition. For example, I find the PBS animal show Nature second-to-one. The Vietnam War series follows this lead in that they let the audience actually reflect on what they're watching. This is opposed to other shows that hurry through the dialogue and speed through the footage. The narrator of the Vietnam series is very crisp and clear. The script he reads is outstanding. I am actually coming away with a different perspective. Ha ha; I guess I should be a salesman for this show, but that's how much I like it. Here is the website description of this Sunday night's episode:
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    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    Most people are generally not rich enough to keep a cow or a pig in their backyard but suit yourself I guess. Their just going to breed themselves in the wild after their irresponsible owners let them go like the millions of stray dogs and cats.
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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    S'bout time.
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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    that was meant for lily
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    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    Eat The Enemy: The Delicious Solution To Menacing Asian Carp Asian carp were never supposed to live in North American waterways. Like many other invasive species, they were introduced by humans in an attempt to address another problem, namely to remove algae from catfish farms and wastewater treatment ponds in the 1970s. But sometime in the next two decades, the fish escaped their enclosures -- most likely due to several large floods in the '90s -- and began to spread. Over the past 15 years, populations have exploded, as the carp outcompete native fish populations and quickly reproduce through the tributaries of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers while moving north to the Great Lakes. And they've become a huge problem. The name "Asian carp" is actually an umbrella title for four different species: bighead carp, black carp, grass carp and silver carp. Some of the larger species can weigh up to 100 pounds and have an uncanny ability to jump out of the water. Females can produce upwards of 2 millioneggs, and some of the fish can live for 20 years. The Obama administration has spent more than $200 milliontrying to control their spread, including building a series of electrified barriers to try to deter the fish from swimming closer to the Great Lakes. So far, those efforts have failed, and the carp have been seen less than 40 miles from Lake Michigan. Should the animals reach the lakes, they have the potential to devastate local ecosystems and a $7 billion fishing industry. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says any fix, if one that works can be found, would be neither easy nor immediate, and it could cost billions morethan has already been spent.
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    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    Well their half right I guess. :D
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    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    So pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys are being slaughtered at biblical proportions everyday yes? What would happen if you released them into the wild? Wouldn't they just destroy the environment, eat up all our crops and go feral in lands they aren't native to like the Asian Carp?
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    Yesterday, 07:09 AM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Korea Fundamentalist Protestant antagonism against Buddhism has been a major issue for religious cooperation in South Korea, especially during the 1990s to late 2000s. Acts of vandalism against Buddhist amenities and "regular praying for the destruction of all Buddhist temples" have drawn criticism. Buddhist statues have been considered as idols, attacked and decapitated. Arrests are hard to enforce, as the perpetrators work by stealth at night." Such acts, which are supported by some Protestant leaders, have led to South Koreans having an increasingly negative outlook on Protestantism and being critical of church groups involved, with many Protestants leaving their churches in recent years. In contrast, relations between South Korean Catholics and Buddhists and other faiths has remained largely cooperative, partly due to the syncretism of many Buddhist and Confucian customs and philosophies into South Korean Catholicism, most notably the practice of jesa.
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    Yesterday, 07:03 AM
    true true. http://yugaparivartan.com/2016/04/11/japan-how-it-solved-its-christian-problem/ Japan: How it solved its Christian problem This article is sourced from @Rjrasva and @dasyavevrka who have researched on Japanese response to early Christian missionaries in 16th century in the paper called “Japan – Her first dalliance with West”. The below article provides summary of their work.
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    Yesterday, 04:12 AM
    JFK discusses Diem and S Vietnamese support with Walter Cronkite, September 1963 90 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSjTNpyJMUo John McCain interviewed as POW, 1967 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhXCc3X0KTw JFK dictates audio memo after Diem's assassination, Nov 4 1963. Kennedy, himself, would be assassinated less than three weeks later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQX4cBV5Kfw
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    09-22-2017, 08:50 PM
    Lamp started a thread Trolling Revleft in Open Discussion
    Lets just see how this goes. hihi:cool: https://www.revleft.space/vb/threads/199906-Namaste-by-Ganapathy?p=2888414#post2888414
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    09-22-2017, 06:37 PM
    Why should there be? Based on what?
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    09-22-2017, 06:35 PM
    Not according to The Texan's Investopedia article. It reads: The truth, however, is that the reserve requirement does not act as a binding constraint on banks’ ability to lend and consequently their ability to create money. It seems to me that you are giving the de jure explanation, while The Texan is giving the de facto explanation. It's textbook versus real world. It's a credible source versus you.
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    09-22-2017, 06:17 PM
    I know very little about this subject. I did however; read The Texan's Investopedia link (http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/022416/why-banks-dont-need-your-money-make-loans.asp). I could determine in 5 minutes that you appear to be totally wrong. The Investopedia article reads: The magnitude of this fraction is specified by the reserve requirement, the reciprocal of which indicates the multiple of reserves that banks are able to lend out. If the reserve requirement is 10% (i.e. 0.1) then the multiplier is 10, meaning banks are able to lend out 10 times more than their reserves. Furthermore, that article says a bank doesn't even have to have the reserve, meaning that it can acquire it later: The reality is that banks first extend loans and then look for the required reserves later.
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