Anatomy of a Flintlock

Today in 1982 – Falklands War: The Falkland Islands are invaded by Argentina. “Those Brits will never mobilize and sail 9000 miles to recover an island with a few farmers and sheep…” Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had more testicular fortitude than most of our federal government.


(CNN) — Despite heavy hits to the economy – the coronavirus outbreak could make it easier to bring home the bacon.

We’re not talking about paychecks, but literally “bacon.”
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As people work and socialize from home, video conferencing software Zoom has exploded in popularity. What the company and its privacy policy don’t make clear is that the iOS version of the Zoom app is sending some analytics data to Facebook, even if Zoom users don’t have a Facebook account, according to a Motherboard analysis of the app.
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The world’s thirst for oil has evaporated.

Highways are empty. Planes are grounded. Factories are dark. The unprecedented collapse in oil demand has sent crude crashing to 18-year lows.

Supply, on the other hand, remains largely resilient amid a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. US producers don’t want to be the first to blink by turning off production.

That could mean a supply glut so epic that the world will soon run out of room to store all the unneeded barrels of oil.
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Houston voters only vote in assholes as mayor! Case in point is this asshole that has been around since before I retired to Iowa.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) on Sunday urged would-be criminals to remain in their homes and “chill” until the Chinese coronavirus epidemic subsides in the Texas city.

“The best way to help police officers is to not commit a crime,” Turner told reporters during a press conference on his city’s latest efforts to combat the deadly illness. “Until the coronavirus is resolved, criminals, take a break.”
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Hand sanitizer can be a good way for kids to kill germs on their hands when soap and water aren’t available. But some young children are swallowing sanitizer, which can be dangerous.

Some hand sanitizers contain alcohol with concentrations ranging from 45% to 95%. It is the same alcohol found in beer, wine and other liquors. Drinking just two or three squirts can lead to alcohol poisoning, which causes confusion, vomiting, slow breathing, low body temperature or a bluish skin color. Anyone with alcohol poisoning needs medical help right away.
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When Harvard told students to leave its dorms for the rest of the spring term earlier in March, most would have expected that they would be empty until the fall. But if some students have their way, the dorms will soon be filled with a new kind of resident.

A petition calling for Harvard to house homeless people in its residential properties has gained serious momentum, having already amassed over 1,000 signatures.
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