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Martin Leonard
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A "religious sign" - really? I see a splotch and if you look up on the right I can see the FSM looking down at the splotch 
Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet.
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Yea I think I sometimes brush away religious signs in my toilet bowl.
God just loves to speak to us through signs on the bathroom walls.

Wonder what he's looking at.
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For all you language pedants out there. 
Perfect spelling, vocabulary, usage, grammar, punctuation and style do not necessarily correlate perfectly with intelligence and competence, but most people infer that they do. Thus perception is reality.
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Understanding how and why English words are spelled as they are and mean what they mean can be like taking a trip through history, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Every time someone abuses a useful word (like "factoid" or "notoriety", like they do on EVERY FECKIN' SKEPTICAL PODCAST--- I'M LOOKIN' AT YOU, TOO,  SGU!!!!111!!1!!11) the world gets just a little colder and sadder.
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Start of a series which should prove interesting. 
Traditions about Jesus cannot be separated out into the categories of early and late, primary and secondary, authentic or inauthentic, fact and interpretation. One might as well try and unscramble an omelette.
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At best, "Jesus" is an amalgamation of various seditious evangelists from that time and area. I'm unaware of any conclusive evidences that the biblical character "Jesus" ever existed, however, I remain open to any new, conclusive evidences that may be found. I would gladly and honestly evaluate for merit and change my position accordingly. 
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I hate it when people (+Henk van der Gaast​ I'm pointing at you) point out the obvious reality of the internet. And since I enter my 6th decade next week (which probably makes me a youngster in this community), I am proudly in this camp. 
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Stop with the survey arsehole
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glad you got your finger on it Martin J.
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And today we went to Hobbiton. Peter Jackson has done so much for NZ tourism

#lotr
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Anyone surprised that cosmetic claims are likely false?

"Ultimately, only 18 percent of the claims made in the ads were found to be acceptable by the judges, with more than 4 out of 5 product claims being seen as vague or untruthful"
Despite all the glitz and glamour on show in glossy magazine ads, it seems no amount of spin can make the claims of cosmetic advertising as scientifically grounded as the beauty industry would like us to believe. A new US study of magazine...
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It reminds me of a very old Saturday Night Live fake add for a "very feminine product in a little pink jar." When asked what exactly the product did, the young woman replies in a voice of heightened womanliness, "I don't know -- but it just makes me feel very female."
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Add these 13 new spiders discovered to the 7 tarantulas found in June and that's 20 more reasons to never come to Aus. 
A team of scientists, teachers and Indigenous rangers find new arachnids during survey of the Cape York peninsula in Queensland’s far north
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Haha!  And that was just between the front door and the car...  There's the whole backyard to explore yet!
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"The experts Fact Check spoke to said there was a dearth of definitive credible data demonstrating that children of same-sex parents experienced worse outcomes than children of heterosexual parents."

Says it all really. Shame they don't come out and say that it's fiction up front. 
ABC Fact Check examines whether children do better with a mother and a father compared with same-sex parents.
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Boo yeah that is fantastic! Didn't know this was even possible. I am not colour blind enough according to the website (I am strong protan apparently) so wouldn't get the wow effect. 
For those of us who have perfect colour vision, it's pretty hard to imagine what it must be like to be colour blind. But this video gives some of the best insight yet into how different the world looks when your colour perception is slightly off......
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My wife is going on jury duty (in Queensland Australia) and I have suggested she wears a colander but I can't think of the correct book for her to swear to his noodly goodness on. The pasta cookbook doesn't seem quite right.

Suggestions please. 
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You can also download the Canon for free. 
http://www.venganza.org/2010/07/the-loose-canon/
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I hate that Google plus community moderators make statements of intent that they ignore before there is even a dozen posts in the community. Makes me want to throw it all in and sign up for Facebook.

And that's another thing I hate but it's too late for curmudgeonly discourse. 
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I am not sure that this lot would have web erections, net testicles and collective dulls..

Its not as if this is an antivaxx/creationist/millennial forum
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