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Offline ahinton

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2009, 08:21:37 am »
Seems to me, Selva, that that is why we're here posting about minority interest stuff rather than pushing toxic shares around on our screens instead. Amen.
Speaking for meself, I don't have any to push around anywhere, toxic or otherwise...

The market screens are deepest red...

Yes, here's to the "minority interest stuff" indeed, martellatissimo...

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2009, 03:36:45 pm »
I dunno; I reckon there's at least a couple of members on this forum with bloomberg terminals  :P

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2009, 04:04:17 pm »
I dunno; I reckon there's at least a couple of members on this forum with bloomberg terminals  :P
Maybe, but I'm not one of them!

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2009, 08:53:12 pm »
I dunno; I reckon there's at least a couple of members on this forum with bloomberg terminals  :P

I had to Wiki it...

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2009, 08:09:04 pm »
This isn't barking but it made me smile broadly.

Young boy being questioned on the News this evening about Charles Darwin.

"He wrote The Oranges of Species". Hey, at least he knew who Darwin was :)

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2009, 08:32:51 pm »
This isn't barking but it made me smile broadly.

Young boy being questioned on the News this evening about Charles Darwin.

"He wrote The Oranges of Species". Hey, at least he knew who Darwin was :)
Oh come on, everyone knows who Darwin was.  I thought she was the funniest character in Roseanne, personally.

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2009, 08:43:06 pm »
Ho ho Miss Clever Clogs Smart (Ruby) Slippers! :D :D

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2009, 11:21:07 am »
Those who are familiar with The Onion will know that this isn't a real news story, but it made me chuckle:

CIA Realizes It's Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years

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CIA Director Porter Goss has ordered further internal investigation.

"Had I been there to advise [former CIA director] Allen Dulles, I would have suggested the traditional yellow color—or pink."

Goss added: "There was probably some really, really important information in these documents."

Goss lamented the fact that the public will probably never know the particulars of such historic events as the Cold War, the civil-rights movement, or the growth of the international drug trade. "I'm sure the CIA played major roles in all these things," Goss said. "But now we'll never know for sure."

In addition to clouding the historical record, the use of the black highlighters, also known as "permanent markers," may have encumbered or even prevented critical operations. CIA scholar Matthew Franks was forced to abandon work on a book about the Bay Of Pigs invasion after declassified documents proved nearly impossible to read.

"With all the highlighting in the documents I unearthed in the National Archives, it's really no wonder that the invasion failed," Franks said. "I don't see how the field operatives and commandos were expected to decipher their orders."

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« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2009, 11:40:21 am »
Sounds plausible to me.  ;D

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2009, 06:49:14 pm »

  Music to die to, if anybody remembers that 1970s 'futuristic' film Soylent green.


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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2009, 06:55:24 pm »
Yea, i remember, great film, the death bit is on youtube somewhere.

Not a bad way to go :)

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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2009, 07:01:12 pm »
Indeed I do, Ubu. Guess this'll be the scene you're thinking of. Can't hear the music now without thinking of this scene. Not altogether a good thing :-\
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJTBBoDFH0

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« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2009, 07:06:21 pm »
Music to die to, if anybody remembers that 1970s 'futuristic' film Soylent green.

That was soooo long ago that Charlton Heston was still a liberal ;)

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« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2009, 07:17:43 pm »
Music to die to, if anybody remembers that 1970s 'futuristic' film Soylent green.

That was soooo long ago that Charlton Heston was still a liberal ;)

I must see that film some time.

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« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2009, 08:03:25 pm »
I must see that film some time.

Although it's a fairly average dystopian they're-out-to-get-you 70's fantasy, there's a great supporting role from a very elderly Edward G Robinson that makes it worth watching :)