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  1. Sentinel

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    I hope he will stop wandering now. Anyway, the concerning part is that the mother was spayed 3-4 months back and she's been mating away for the last few days. Whole bunch of males hanging around. :(

    Luckily, the 2 little pups I spayed who are now 11 months old have not got any attention from the males, but I just hope next season they also don't start getting courted.

    I remember seeing The Great Escape as a kid. We loved it then, don't know how I will react today. I remember we loved the Bridge over River Kwai. Then in the 90s i saw a rerun of it on telly and we were all bored and waiting for something to happen.
     
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    I have internet at home now and plan to improve my forum participation quite a bit in the nearest future.
     
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    I WAS going to control my intake of alcohol, but then I bought a case of beer, a bottle of vermouth, and a litre of Smirnoff Ice. Denmark is dangerous.
     
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    Denmark sounds like a wild land where danger is around every corner. On the other hand, they bottle DANZKA in metal flasks which can be used over and over again to store essential beverages whilst on the move.
     
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    Politiets Efterretningstjeneste

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    On one level, Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world. This is true for most Danes and tourists. Nevertheless, Denmark has a very dichotomous nature regarding the issue of safety.

    The Danish internal intelligence service is very powerful. In pretty much every country, intelligence services need to work with organized crime and many unsavory organizations in order to gather information. They protect the "bad guys" who work with them.

    The world where intelligence services and "bad guys" intersect is very dangerous. This is more true in Denmark than most Western countries. Friendly intelligence services contract with Denmark for operations involving things they usually back away from, like using high-end escorts for intelligence operations.

    In the 1950's, current Danish intelligence organizations were shaped by CIA, but they also developed close relations with South Africa and Israel in the 1970s. Their tactics grew harder in those years and in following years.

    For most people, the area in Vesterbro by the main train station is the closest that they will get to the dark side of Copenhagen. This is the main vice area, and where the Hell's Angels clash with other gangs for control of drug trafficking and other criminal endeavors.

    Organized crime is quite prevalent in Sweden and Denmark. I first heard many stories of protection money being extorted from bars and businesses by Balkan and Russian gangs in Sweden and Denmark from a friend in the 1990s. There have been many other stories since then, involving many criminal groups.
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    Warsteiner, Noticed they had an offer on Sort Guld AFTER I'd bought that case, and realized I couldn't carry that much off the boat without looking suspicious.

    I'm not the regular Swede who goes on booze cruises with trolleys and stock up with 6 trillion cases for the future, I rather enjoy the crossing and buy stuff I know I can carry without it being too heavy. Makes one appreciate what one bought more.

    I should get a bottle of single malt next time...
     
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    Today is the birthday of Groucho Marx


    It is also the 50th anniversary of the release of the first James Bond movie
     
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    The bigger question is - is a vodka martini olive pit, which has caused damage to a tooth, merchantable, if consumed at dinner at a Bethesda, MD, restaurant?
     
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    Nice! Let's hope Skyfall is a more worthy Anniversary Bond than Die Another Day.
     
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    Coincidentally, yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the debut of Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show. Who introduced Johnny that night? None other than Groucho Marx!

    I must thank Alex Trebek and The Jeopardy crew for informing of this trivial fact.
     
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    View from my window this morning. Seems I jumped a billion years in my sleep.

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    I've got the lights on in my mansion on the little rock above, just in case anyone from here pops by for a beer or two.
     
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    I just thought I'd ruin this wonderful autumn weekend for you all by remindin yer all that the Andromeda Galaxy will crash into our Milky Way in a few billion years.

    The good news is that we'd already be vaporized long before that since the Sun will expand and envelope us, that is in case we haven't been done in by the atmospheric gases escaping even before the Sun's inevitable expansion.

    For that we have to first survive the imminent technological singularity.
     
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    ....farm no more
     
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    (just realized this isn't the "Word Association" thread)


    on-topic:

    I get confused easily
     
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    Surprised you didn't come try to knock my door down again;)
     
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    This would work on more than one level. I am not sure about its current status, but Maggie's was a notorious bar in Beijing, full of prostitutes and comparable to that bar in the original "Star Wars" film. The prostitutes are from Russia and Mongolia, and Chinese men are discouraged from entering.

    Prostitution is a serious crime in China, but the Public Security Bureau allows it to operate in certain locations. There are many ways PSB can find this useful.
    Is SoBad a law student? If ILC needed an attorney a few years from now, and SoBad had a vodka martini in his hand, a damaged tooth, and was trying to knock her door down, would she hire him?
     
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    I really like sushi.

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    I have a friend with a latent desire to move back to DC, put on an orange shirt, and walk around various Bethesda neighborhoods with a huge red bag filled with martini olive pits, broken teeth, and useless business cards from various fresh GU Law green trolls. Knocking on doors, wishing people happy Halloween and birthday, and picking half-full cigarette butts from around the porch on the way out. And then have vodka rocks.
     
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    Yeah, she looks likable.

    What's she got in her hand, buy the whey ?
     
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    I was so scared that the Swedish customs were going to turn up that I decided against buying a case of beer and went for 3 bottles of wine instead. And of course like every other time, customs weren't there...

    Well... At least now I can get drunk in a sophisticated way!
     
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    Some people are starting to get the impression that it is okay to stuff your briefcase with letter openers, knives, lighters, explosives, and other illicit materials, as long as you don't look lucid enough to engage in a discussion about the contents.:lol:
     
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    I only once had a Bottle of Beer with my friend who is quite accustomed to drinking,and then I landed up throwing up in the pot.He didn't have a wash basin in his house so I had to puke in the POT.I had a sleep over at his home and he kept on telling How he had sex with a prostitute in DELHI..I was like:shock::shock:
     
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    He was just trying to get to know you better with the Delhi talks probably. As for the wash basin, I feel that those are entirely inappropriate for that purpose. Surely there was a toilet of some sort? It's all about the timing, isn't it...;)
     
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    top-10-ways-to-deal-with-the-morons-of-the-internet

    http://lifehacker.com/5951352/top-10-ways-to-deal-with-the-morons-of-the-internet

    1. Just Stop Caring About Trolls and Get On With Your Life
    The absolute best way to avoid the leagues of morons on the internet—particularly the troll variety—is to just ignore them. They aren't attacking you, they're attacking boredom, and they're hardly worth the energy of even engaging, particularly because that's exactly what they want. If you get locked in, you can weasel your way out with dignity, but the more you realize they aren't worth the effort, the happier you'll be.
     
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    IF STOCKHOLM OPEN 2012
    SWEDE SURPRISES DEFENDING CHAMP MONFILS IN STOCKHOLM
    Stockholm, Sweden
    by ATP Staff | 16.10.2012

    Swedish wild card Patrik Rosenholm caused a huge upset on his tour-level debut, knocking out defending champion Gael Monfils 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the If Stockholm Open. The Stockholm native lost just three points on serve in the decisive set while securing the only break of serve.

    The 24-year-old Rosenholm, currently No. 436 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, had played primarily on the Futures circuit this season and was making his first appearance since reaching the quarter-finals at the Tampere Challenger in July.
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Te...m-Tuesday-Lopez-Baghdatis-Hewitt-Monfils.aspx
     
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    As a generalization, Hollywood actors and actresses tend to be short with disproportionately large heads.
     
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    Tom Cruise and Kidman come to mind.

    Oh wait ...
     
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    Footnote, my father actually punched a guy from customs once, but was acquitted because the guy had behaved in a racist way.
     
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    I am sorry that your father had to deal with some ignorant and idiotic Swedish customs officer, but I am glad that he found justice.
     
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    Imagine that... A Mitt getting mooned in San Francisco! Go Giants...game 7 tonight! Never give up!
     
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    Chill-out music, waiting to enter the kitchen of the world's most beautifully located restaurant for school work, then more culinary education the following three days. I love Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays as much as I love food.
     
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    I live on a planet which has 4 Suns. Two of them are binary, and we orbit them. The binaries go around with these other two stars that are further away. Sometimes we are between the stars, sometimes we have all four in the sky.

    "Days" can be of various colors, and it's rarely dark. We aren't the only planet, there are other siblings, and the orbits are really freaked out and unpredictable. Some planets revolve only around one system, but distant ones can switch and don't have stable orbits.
     
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    When I was a litte, bitty baby my mama would rock me in the cradle, in them ol' cotton fields back home. an' that ain't no beau'shit.
     
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    Once upon a time, there was a wealthy elderly lady who married a poor young handsome boy. And when they boy died, she inherited all of his money.
     
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    The Universe, in entirety, will be shut down in December for scheduled maintenance.

    The downtime will only be 6 days or so, but it may take several hundred million years for the next iteration to become habitable by complex, intelligent species. The inconvenience is regretted, but we expect it to be worthwhile since we will be taking care of some memory leaks and vulnerabilities, and adding some necessary security updates which will make your experience smoother.

    Love,
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    p.s. eat 'n drink all you can, folks, for the next month.
     
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    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/9-gigapixel-milky-way/

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    9-Billion-Pixel Photo of Milky Way’s Center Is Full of Stars

     
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    ^ Thanks, my eyes are going misty thinking all that will be toast in December :(

    So long friend, Milky Way, we had a some really good times especially when you were born. <3
     

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