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About snooky

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  1. In a taxi the other day - he was driving smoothly but in a hurry. He often changed lanes whilst I was looking at the front of the car he was overtaking but luckily no aggravated horns or machete's showed up. In the case of one of those too high buses that might have been built in a back yard, it may have been too top heavy (as too many here are) and the bus driver was not able to control it when violently trying to turn away from the pickup. Worst case scenario, IMHO, if you definitely cannot avoid hitting someone that does that, then just keep your wheels straight ahead and bring the vehicle to a stop as quickly as possible - no rollover. But each incident is different and hopefully there is a bus driver behind the wheel that has had at least a minimum of training..
  2. If the Finn had bought US $1000 worth of bitcoin in 2009 when it was only US .01 cent and sold it today, it would be worth approximately US $600,000,000. And that 800ml bt translates roughly into 24 million US today so he will most likely be ahead of the game by a long shot. Even if he bought large sums between 2009 and 2015, he would be way ahead of the game. Some people take chances and win, most of us just plunk down our money and it's a loser. And remember while it is only at around 6200 US now, it was as high as 19200+ not too long ago.
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    New BTS Trains Coming To Extended Route

    More trains sets from China? Most of the ones they bought some six years ago still don't stop smoothly without jerking two or three times. Altho they are good for checking your balance abilities
  4. $13.31 an hour for a cook in a so-called prestigious place like Mar a Lago? CHEAP Pr-ck! No wonder he is out of workers,
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    Dental Surgery

    Thanks, guys, appreciate the info.
  6. Now if someone would kindly explain 'Man Booker' in laymen's terms.....! The possible explanations boggle the mind!
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    Dental Surgery

    12 years since the last reply to this question. Have there been any updates in anyone's experiences since that time as I am in need of the apicoectomy surgery as one tooth of a three tooth crown has become infected several times. Treatment with anti-biotics has previously solved the problem but do not wish to continue with this type of treatment. Many dental specialists say they can do it but often lots of talk but little experience in this procedure.
  8. Video looks good. My favorite was Chocolate Truffle but have not seen them for a couple of years. Wish they would come back again.
  9. Reentry permits are usually available at main airports but to the best of my memory, those desks are not always open very late at night so best to get the reentry permit when you get your extension. Safe is better than sorry.
  10. Thought I had that 'Gotcha' moment when I read the word 'learnt' in your latest piece. Even now, my Grammarly program is trying to change it to 'learned' which is strange, since this program is always trying to change my American spelling of many words to the British version. However, in your defense, Merriam-Webster does show the following' - "Definition of learnt chiefly British past tense and past participle of learn" So, being a US high school graduate of the 40's, I must eat my thoughts and admit that you are mostly 99.99% correct. Enjoy your column greatly, although I do still miss Mr. Trink's Night Owl to this day.
  11. Many photos of wrecked vehicles but most (they estimate 79%) accidents and deaths are motorcycle involved. Possibly more, and closer up, photos of motorcycle accidents should be in the papers - possibly some of the gore will make the drivers think a bit more! Not too hopeful, but maybe a life or two will be saved.
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    Trump orders strikes against Syria over chemical weapons attack

    Too many posters apparently are not aware that use of chemical weapons has been banned for almost one hundred years. but war has not. This is part of the reason for the missile strikes. Too bad all war cannot be banned but there are always monsters trying to take over as much as they can without any regard for human life.
  13. Altho all war is really hell, it is not specifically banned but the use of chemical weapons is banned by treaty: "The Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, usually called the Geneva Protocol, is a treaty prohibiting the use of chemical and biological weapons in international armed conflicts." https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/cwcglance
  14. From some of the posters comments, I might assume that the Russians have not only penetrated FB, they have also penetrated this forum
  15. Geez, I'm 89 now, better wait to fly anywhere until my next birthday so I don't get ripped off!!