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  1. TSUNAMI HITS HOLIDAY HOTSPOT Magnitude 7 earthquake and tsunami strike off Turkish coast terrifying tourists in Rhodes and Bodrum A POWERFUL earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck off the Turkish coast tonight, causing a tsunami flooding hotels on the coast. Snip The tremor struck at 1.31am local time around 6.4 miles south of Bodrum, Turkey, and 10 miles east of the party island of Kos, Greece. Eyewitnesses told how sea levels dipped by about a foot before the tsunami struck, followed by mass floods shortly after. Terrified British holidaymakers in popular Greek resorts Rhodes and Kos described waking up to “swaying” buildings. Others said they had been told to evacuate their hotels after the quake hit at 10.30pm British time. Snip The earthquake reportedly happened just 6.2 miles below the seabed.Turkey is prone to earthquakes because it is located between the Arabian plate and Eurasian plate. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4065407/earthquake-turkey-greece-magnitude-latest/
  2. It makes me believe more and more that WE are AI.
  3. My understanding is that a lot of southern Italy has been ravaged by wild fires because of the drought (and probably careless people). Sicily has also been having problems. Mt Vesuvius just seems to get the most attention. And the vegetation there is much like California, which is susceptible to fires like this during the dry season. Seven of Sicily's nine provinces were put on maximum alert for fires by the Civil Protection Agency on Thursday as firefighters tackled hundreds of wildfires across the whole country. Several villages have been evacuated - including an entire tourist resort, where around 1,000 visitors were forced to leave by boat on Wednesday evening - and a small number of people have been treated for smoke inhalation. The fires have also affected Sardinia, where a care home and several houses were evacuated in Arzana on the east of the island. snip In total, the wildfires have burned 26,000 hectares of farmland in the last month alone, according to a dossier presented by environmental organization Legambiente. That's almost the same amount of land as was destroyed by fire over the whole of 2016. Half of the damaged land was located in Sicily, where fires have burned down vast areas of pine forests as well as farms, and several dairy cows have been killed. An unusually dry spring and hot summer temperatures have contributed to the quick spread of fires, with strong winds causing further concern and making the firefighters' job very difficult. https://www.thelocal.it/20170713/two-reported-dead-calabria-in-italys-wildfires-sicily-vesuvius
  4. @breezy All of that makes some sense. I'm just saying they could be talking about anything. Like how Trump's cat jumped on the table, knocking the tea over onto his iPad. My supposing that seems just as ridiculous as what the article is suggesting. I don't think Merkel is a dope either. And yes, I would think she would and does have a poker face, considering her experience and, particularly, in that setting. That's why I think it's a non-issue, or that they weren't speaking on anything of importance.
  5. This is such a ridiculous interpretation of a photo, I don't even know how their editors let them print it. But it is Express, so that explains it. They seem to like to do this type of thing. I can't find any video of that moment to get better context. Imo, it's not from the time when they were also talking to Macron because he's not in the picture. And the people in the background are totally different. But a second image shows Ms Merkel in a more fragile state, with her head in her hands as she stands among her allies." I don't see any fragility from Merkel in the photo. Trump also doesn't look confused. He actually looks like he's in the middle of saying something. Of course people will go around repeating this with no basis or knowledge of what was being discussed.
  6. My personal opinion is that Buzz Aldrin's exaggerated facial expressions don't have a lot to do with whatever is being said. Of course, I have no proof, but the way his face is moving, it appears to be some kind of facial tics, or Tourettes, or something neurological like that. He also seems to drift off in terms of his attention at times and then drift back in suddenly. This is just my perspective from dealing with someone with dementia.
  7. The above article doesn't have it, but I also found it curious that these people with the "U" child have a lawyer who does not use any capital letters in their name. So, if the name was Mickey Mouse, it would be mickey mouse. 🤔 This time line is weird.
  8. The young folks are saying he's breaking the matrix. Broke the reality simulator.
  9. I think it's a long-standing meme, used by others and used brilliantly in this case. He even built up to it with his tweets yesterday. It's a work. It's a take-down. People don't like his actions, but as he said Honestly, I'm not mad at him. I have fun at work too. To the extent that we believe a president cannot participate in and advance pop culture, in addition to having a sense of humor, then we really are in trouble. Also, he's breaking down the idea that our president is some monarch anointed from on high. I probably wouldn't make his choices for myself. But what it's showing me is that our country really wants a paper cutout clone puppet for president every four years. Not under Trump's watch. To be clear, I'm not necessarily a Trump supporter, but have been turned into sounding like one, and like a Trump apologist, because of the irrational, reactive behavior of half the country. Plus I do think he's brilliant, if not manipulative. And I always marvel at the manifestations of a brilliant mind.
  10. Kayfabe In professional wrestling, kayfabe /ˈkeɪfeɪb/ is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true," specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this "reality" within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.[1] Kayfabe is often seen as the suspension of disbelief that is used to create the non-wrestling aspects of promotions, such as feuds, angles, and gimmicks, in a manner similar to other forms of fictional entertainment. In relative terms, a wrestler breaking kayfabe during a show would be likened to breaking character by an actor on-camera. Also, since wrestling is performed in front of a live audience, whose interaction with the show is crucial to its success, kayfabe can be compared to the fourth wall in acting, since there is hardly any conventional fourth wall to begin with. In general anything shown on a professional wrestling show is to some extent scripted, or "Kayfabe", even though at times they try to present it as legitimate. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayfabe
  11. Trump's Jedi mind trick level = Expert
  12. Yes, I like listening to Scott (though Scott himself is a bit narcissistic! He'd probably agree on that.) He does almost daily Periscopes, sometimes multiple times a day. I agree with his Trump analysis. It's fascinating and it's something I figured out about Trump when I was in my teens/early 20's when I read some of his books and saw him maneuver in his business dealings. Like him or hate him, he is a fascinating figure. I do believe he is playing 3D or 5D chess. I mean, just look at this CNN thing. He started in on them months ago, singling them out for the fake news and look how that has been revealed to be true. People have been lambasting him for months on it, but he never gave in. I do believe there is a method to his madness. And if people would gain control of their emotional buttons and insecurities, they would be able to see it too. In Scott's article, he said: It reminds me of something the most influential spiritual teacher in my life said. I've often thought about it too. He said that when people call him an asshole, he says, "Thanks for noticing." lmao. Then he moves on. That sort of thing can truly disarm the other person. And, on a spiritual level, it allows you to accept all parts of yourself -- integration of self. There's the power.
  13. @Foopengerkle That is hilarious!
  14. I wish they had shown the landing for the jetpack guys. Did they have parachutes?