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After a must-read Presidential Debate Live Tweet, Internet Saint Chuck Tingle has brought forth trumpdebatefacts.com, blowing open the lies of the man crab from the Void, along with some brand new Tinglers (last two links are NSFW).

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Does what it says on the tiny little tin: a guy making adorable, small food.

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Author vanished (I think after some photos were stolen/reposted). I would love to know if any of their work is available elsewhere. Details inside.I don't know how high the readership was but, hey, I've seen niche things get found here :) I read this blog years ago. 3+ years for sure. Long enough ago that I can't just go to that URL again and try to sleuth from there. I WANT to say it was called "Chocolate Violets" but I am not willing to bet on that. I thought it had been on blogspot, but again, can't bet on it. It was not in English; 99% sure it was something from the Nordic region (by which I mean: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland - apologies if I'm wrong with nomenclature) but I could not tell you which one. The photographer was a woman and her posts were mostly of her young kids pretty much frolicking in the countryside (3-4 of them? all very blond, and it was the first time I had ever seen kids in those super long pointy sleeping caps) and what seemed like 8 greyhounds. And a lot of beautiful landscapes, mostly of grassy fields. (Hm, so probably not Norway ;)) I saw some really angry notices at one point about people taking and reposting her photos, which is what I am assuming led to her blog vanishing. I really enjoyed her photography and am sorry it's gone now. I would happily buy some of her photos if she's made them into prints or a book, etc. Thanks!

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My sister and my 8yr old niece moved in with me 15 months ago following my sister's divorce. She was only supposed to stay a few months to save some money and then get her own place. Obviously, she's still here and there doesn't seem to be an exiting plan in sight. More snowflakes inside.My sister and her daughter found themselves homeless following the break up of my sister's marriage. I offered to let them move in with my husband and I until they could save a little money and get a place of their own. I made her sign a lease, to which had some pretty specific terms about money saving and finding another place to live. It's been nothing but a nightmare since she moved in. In the beginning, she was giving us about $300 a month (which helped out at the time because I became unable to work) In May, I received a nice sum of money. Since then, my sister hasn't given us a dime towards anything. In fact, I've loaned her money on 2 occasions that she said she would pay back. I asked her the other day how her finances are doing and where is she on her saving goal to move out. She tells me that she's not been getting paid. Her check has been garnished and all she is getting is enough for gas money to and from work. She then tells me that she has zero in savings. (I know for a fact that she got over 4K back from taxes this year...where did that money go???) She got all tearful and said she would be out by January...but face it...it's right after Christmas and she's not going to have the money...I want her out of my house. She is a pig. She never cleans up after herself and neither does her daughter. I forced her to clean out her room a month ago and she threw out 14 bags of trash, if that gives you any kind of a clue. I'm so sick of them being here. I want my house back. I want it to just be me and my husband again. I'm getting scared that I may have to formally evict them and I really don't want my niece to be homeless...but I'm at my wits end. I figured I'd come here and see what suggestions the hivemind had for dealing with my sister. (Backstory: I'm the oldest, she's the middle child [we both have borderline personality disorder], we don't talk to our youngest brother, mom or dad will not let her and her daughter stay at their respective homes [even though they have more space than we do.] I just feel like I'm all she's got and I don't want to seemingly turn on her and cause her to self harm or kill herself. She's been a cutter and has attempted suicide in the past.) Thanks in advance!

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I'm trying to recall a poem which was a long (book-length!) list of sentences that were exactly the same except each one contained a slightly different list of names. It was something like "in [name] [name] and [name] was [name]".I'm a little hazy on the details but I'm recalling that this was considered a "found poem" - someone came across a publication of it and started spreading it around assuming it was some kind of odd document that happened to sound poetic when recited - until the poem's author got in touch and said "of course it was meant to be a poem!" One of the names that appeared in the poem was definitely "God". I might have seen this on the blue but tried looking under the poem and poetry tags and couldn't find it.

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I've been enjoying watching sports documentaries about kids and the obscure activities they choose to be good at. Can you recommend any others I should check out? Not limited to sports, just anything kids are good at.There must be some documentaries about dance, hip hop, chess, etc that I've missed. I've watched: Hoop Dreams (basketball) First Position (ballet) The Short Game (golf) Top Spin (ping pong) Louder than a Bomb (poetry slam) I'm looking at: State of Play: Trophy Kids

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My entire adult life I've had trouble dressing myself. If it were up to me we'd all be wearing Star Trek jumpsuits. I hate shopping, I mistrust fashion, and I'm really hard on clothing. Also: not made of money. But right now I need clothes and I don't have the time to scour 8 shopping malls for things I don't hate. Help me find an online retailer that suits my tastes and budget that I can be loyal to and buy all my clothes from. I'm preposterously finicky.I need a reliable source for low-grade office casual (basically one or two steps up from athleisure/jeans but not into the realm of pencil skirts and blouses and pantyhose *shudder*) clothes that are: Classic, plain but feminine styles that accomplish the look through cut and subtle detailing rather than prints, ruffles, baubles and other assorted frippery Age-appropriate (I'm 42), but Non-frumpy (I cannot stress this enough--I look younger than my actual age and while I do not want to dress like a 25-year-old I am not ready for Chicos and J.Jill just yet) Comfortable and forgiving Look good on a curvy size 12 (i.e. not the potato sacks that seem to be in stores right now) Made of high-quality performance fabrics that do not need to be ironed or dry-cleaned (I am really, really, really hard on clothes) Appropriate for winter in Pittsburgh Easy to wear, extremely comfortable, but still look professional Wearable without layering, accessorizing, or needing specific foundation garments (please no more tissue-weight sleeveless everything!) The fewer individual pieces that go into an outfit, the better. And the biggie: I am not wealthy. $60-$80 for a dress that will last a couple years: yes. $120 for such a dress? Sorry, but no. Not possible. I don't have the money and I'm too hard on clothes anyway. Every piece I buy has a 50/50 chance of getting a huge grease stain of unknown provenance on it within a month. Me buying expensive clothes is just asking for trouble. Assume I have already browsed all the big mall retailers (J Crew, Land's End, BananaGapNavy, etc...). Where should I be looking that I may not have ever heard of (keeping in mind I am Fashion Dumb and don't pay much attention to The New Hotness)? Are there places that sell clothes like I describe but are mainly known for something else, so I may not have considered it?

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Wisconsin's unique pension system was "designed like a Swiss watch that winds itself," adjusting payouts based on how well the fund is doing, so as to automatically stay solvent. The architect? Gary Gates, a man so thrifty he would cut out and reverse the collars on his dress shirts when they got too worn.

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With the signing of a peace deal between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (better known as FARC), the Western Hemisphere has no active wars for the first time in six decades. The peace deal, signed last month in Havana, isn't completely final. A public referendum is scheduled for October 2nd, and while polling is tilted heavily in favor of the deal, the most powerful oppositioo party (led by former President Alvaro Uribe) decries the deal, particularly its immunity provisions for former rebels. And the end of FARC's military campaign doesn't mean that everything will be great in Colombia -- as Sarah Daly notes, "nearly half of all countries emerging from civil war relapse into violence within five years", largely because insurgent groups are usually not organized armies, but coalitions of groups with varied grievances against the government. What's next for the members of FARC as their war ends (if only for now)? They may move into areas previously abandoned due to the war and help re-establish Colombia's agriculture and tourism sectors.

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This is not bait. This is not subtle. This is there to be recognized by people who know what they're looking for. A deliberate hand put this together, and it's all part of the much bigger overall theme. Battery is about self-discovery and societal oppression by way of growing up gay in Japan. Redditor TheHaruWhoCanRead shows why the recently concluded baseball anime Battery might be more than meets the eye. Note: spoilers. For those interested in watching, Battery is available via Amazon Prime and originally ran on the Noitamina programming block last (summer 2016) season. A battery is the pitcher & catcher duo within a baseball team, who tend to form a very close relationship together. Pitcher and catcher are of course also somewhat sneering slang terms for gay sex roles. The Japanese equivalent being the uke/seme division as portrayed in shounen ai/yaoi/boys love manga and anime series, which tend to be written for a (heterosexual) female audience, often by female creators, rather than a gay male audience. As Haru discusses, Battery's two ending themes especially invoke the shounen ai genre in its imagery.

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NASASpacePlace : "When the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs of zodiac, a birthday between about July 23 and August 22 meant being born under the constellation Leo. Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth's axis (North Pole) doesn't point in quite the same direction. Now Mimi's August 4 birthday would mean she was born "under the sign" of Cancer (one constellation "earlier"), not Leo. " The new 13-sign calendar plays out like this.

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I recently bought two white t-shirts from jcrew factory. They claim to be 100% cotton on the tag. I have worn each twice now and I swear that half way through the day I smell TERRIBLE. Think onion cheese. (sorry) What the heck is going on?It is only these two t-shirts that this happens to. I am actually not sure it is both or one of the shirts as they are identical and I can't tell them apart. There shouldn't be any inherent 'funk' to these as they were purchased new and it happened the first time I wore them after washing them. No change in deodorant, activity levels or weather. I actually have had some bad experience in the past w jcrew factory clothing being shit quality- but is stinky fabric a thing to add to my gripes? Does anyone have an explanation? Is there something inherent to this 100% cotton fabric that when mixed with my body makes a terrible smell?

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My down jacket was stored with rotting sausage for a while. Not touching it, but in the same closet. It smells. How do I fix that? It's a lot of puffy down under a nylon/poly outer layer.

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Do you know a way to get rid of, or at least mitigate (ha) the smell of evening primrose and/or rose hip oil? As moisturizers they're doing wonders for my skin, but the smell ....its..pungent! Or just strong, like a nutty..something something smell. Someone said dry pasta. It's not rancid, but its strong enough to be hard to ignore. Any ideas are welcome!I'm experimenting with the oil cleansing method as well as using these two (evening primrose and/or rose hip oil) as moisturizers. While the smell isn't a massive deal while going to bed, its still pretty distracting going to town/uni etc. - I feel like i have a funny smell on my face. its a weird feeling. I know Jurlique has some really bomb oil moisturizers, which smell divine, but i don't feel like dropping 50 bones every time i need a refill. I love organic, hippy stuff so am open to experimenting with infusing sage branches or whatever in the oil, i'm just not sure if its a good idea? I don't mind floral, spicy or woody (like cedar) smells at all. Just these two are kind of meh. Anyone know of any hacks to make an oil less smelly? I'm open to suggestions!

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Ted's Caving Page Due to the overwhelming number of requests I have received to tell about my discoveries and bizarre experiences in a cave not far from my home, I have created this web page. I will outline the events that happened to me during the past few months. Beginning with my journey into a familiar cave in December 2000 and ending... well, it hasn't actually ended yet. I will use my caving journal as the text to tell about my recent experience. I will give them to you as I experienced them, in chronological order.

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Emma Watkins, best known as the current Yellow Wiggle, dances Justin Timberlake's Can't stop the Feeling for World Deaf Day (September 24.) (SLYT) (Emma is Australian and I believe she is using Auslan.)

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Famous and Infamous Census Records — Find out where they lived from 1790 to 1940: presidents; celebrities; authors; human rights activists and social reformers; industrialists and inventors; politicians and public servants (including U.S. Census Bureau luminaries); American Indians, Alaska natives, and native Hawaiians; military personnel; scientists; artists, cartoonists, and animators; adventurers; musicians; other notable Americans; sports stars; and of course, the truly infamous.

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After I cook soaked dry beans in the pressure cooker and let them cool a bit, a thin semi-solid film forms on the surface of the water. It vanishes when I stir the beans but sometimes reforms. What's it made of? Bean protein? Are there any cool science experiments to be done with it, or practical uses for bean cellophane?

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The font used in titling for the film Listen Up Philip is rad and I want to know what it is.

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What search term would I use to get these three songs and others like them? Ballad of a Prodigal Son by Lincoln Durham (esp. that guitar part at 1:50); Ain't No Rest For The Wicked by Cage the Elephant; Lost in a Crowd by Fantastic NegritoCommon elements include: Lo-fi guitars/slide guitars Strong aggressive rhythm Emphasis on the lyrics, somewhere between chanting and shouting I can't decide if Laz'rus by John McCutcheon is in the same box as the three above or not. If it's not, they're cousins at least. I'm feel like this is something in the general "blues" region, but that is such a wide genre as to make it a useless search term. Is there are more specific kind of blues I'm looking for here? (BTW, don't hesitate to mention a band because you think "Of course, you'll know about ____, everyone knows about them!" I probably don't!)

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I didn't ask it to, but my iPhone lately keeps trying to download more music to its library. Any clues?In the time it took to write this question, 636 MB of music was added to my phone for some reason. Helpful answers up front: 1. I'm an Apple Music subscriber. 2. I'm an iTunes Match / iCloud whatever subscriber. 3. Unless I'm getting ready to go on a trip, I never willingly store any music on my phone. 4. Every setting I can think of related to automatically downloading / syncing music is turned off. iCloud Music Library is off. This morning, I woke up to a hot iPhone, frequent app crashes and error messages saying various songs I technically "own" through Apple Music or iTunes couldn't be downloaded. I've played whack-a-mole with my music library over and over, I've IMed with Apple Care support, and I've just done a factory reset of my phone. Still, it's trying to put music back on there. What setting changed by itself overnight to make my phone stop working the way I wanted it to?

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PM Peres, "one of the last surviving pillars of Israel's founding generation", passed away in a Tel Aviv-area hospital on Wednesday. Peres was hospitalized after a stroke recently. He served as prime minister and president of Israel, as well as a minister of defense, foreign affairs, finance, and transportation. He was jointly awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, a champion of strong Israeli defense and peace in the region. Coverage from The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, BBC. Live reactions compiled by The Guardian.

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I remember a movie where there was some supernatural, evil being. Maybe a zombie, maybe a demon? He would have sex with women and midway through the women tried to protest, but he continued. Afterward, the women were almost catatonic, very cold and distant. Also maybe under his control? Anyone remember what movie this was?

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So I started dating again recently and have realized I have a "type" that, as far as I can tell, is uncommon in my area. If I could go anywhere in the country, where should I go to increase my dating prospects?I live in Chicago. Most of the dating pool here (based on my painful scouring of dating apps) seems to be big ten sports fans and straight-laced business professionals. My "type" is sort of the intuitive oddball messy artist bohemian creative type. If you could go anywhere in the U.S., where would be the best place to meet someone like that? Where do creative types, working artists, actors, designers, etc. congregate? If you could throw in some census figures or articles that would be preferred over just straight up anecdata. (For the sake of the exercise please ignore the fact that moving somewhere just to increase one's dating prospects is slightly insane.)

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Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom. The ultimate post-apocalyptic synthesizer short film. [NSFW]

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