• Baden
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    Strangely enough, BC, I don't have much of an idea what to do over there. The three plus points were: it's warm, not too far away and I've never been there before. Bit of a spur of the moment decision.
  • Cavacava
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    Brussels is going through some anxious times. The public there has found a form of relief from its anxiety with cat photos!


  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    They did a report on the cat thing tonight. What I understood was that Brussels law enforcement asked their citizens to not post any current pictures of what might be going on, in an effort to protect their work. Hence more cats than ever on the internet. :-}
  • Bitter Crank
    9.8k
    An Italian newspaper called it “Belgistan,” and a German one declared Belgium “kaput.” A French writer, Éric Zemmour, suggested in a recent radio interview that instead of bombing Raqqa, Syria, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State, “France should bomb Molenbeek.” New York Times

    Also, too many cat videos on internet... cat porn.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
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    Happy Thanksgiving my fellow 'thinkers'!
    I want to take a moment to tell each and every one of you how very Thankful I am to have you in my life. I begin everyday with you and wouldn't have it any other way. Whether we agree on issues does not matter, what matters is having those around us who will tell us so. 8-)
    Thank you for your love, your time and most of all your opinion~
    Tiffers (L)
  • StreetlightX
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    Did anyone else have trouble accessing the site in the last two days?
  • jamalrob
    3.1k
    What was the problem?

    I had to change various DNS settings because the software update required me to use a CNAME instead of an A record, which meant that I had to move the DNS to CloudFlare because they allow CNAME records to be used with a host name--which is all Plush gave me--instead of an IP address, and then I couldn't get the MX records working and then the www to non-www redirect didn't work any more and -- well, I finally fixed it. Might have something to do with it. Maybe you've been trying to access http://www.thephilosophyforum.com instead of http://thephilosophyforum.com. It redirects to the correct URL now.
  • StreetlightX
    7.5k
    It was directing me to a cloudflare 'website is down' page. I should have paid closer attention to the exact error but yeah. I thought there was like a DOS attack going on or something.
  • shmik
    207
    Yeh I had an error 522 from cloudflare. I thought plushforums was down because I got the same error when trying to visit their website.

    Could have been a problem when accessing it from Aus.
  • Bitter Crank
    9.8k
    The second biggest holiday for Americans is now behind us, merciful gawd. One more to go. I won't be spending Xmas with relatives. What is it about people... previously slightly to moderately interesting people developing late onset autism. They just sit there, don't communicate, stare at their cell phones, etc. Their monosyllabic conversational repartee isn't hostile -- it's socially incompetent.

    One would like to give them something to talk about.
  • Monitor
    203
    Everyone seems so threatened, cautious, ill at ease.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    I am truly wishing for a merry little Christmas at the ranch. (L)
  • shmik
    207
    Driving home from work and the inevitability of my own death strikes me, time doesn't stop, I will die and disappear forever. Suddenly I'm screaming AHHHH AHHHH which makes it hard for me to hear the lecture from Daniel Coffeens course on rhetoric that I'm enjoying. To the other cars next to me nothing appears to be amiss; these sounds are heard by me alone. An image pops into my mind, I'm in a bubble, the screams cannot escape. There's a sense of kinship as they fade away, lost in time.
  • S
    11.8k
    In other news, I just decided on a name for my kitten. I named her Ada.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    Error 503 try again at the ole' sandbox
  • Baden
    12.1k
    Christmas. Death. Kitten. Error. :-|
  • Hanover
    7k
    Ada is a stupid name not only for a cat, but for anything.
  • Monitor
    203
    It used to be, after I looked at a thread, it's title would go grey presumably to show that I had seen the most current post. It no longer does this. Is that true for anyone else?
  • Monitor
    203
    Well now it seems to be working again.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    @Postmodern Beatnik
    I was looking at your profile and noticed you have yourself listed as an old fashioned cowboy which got the song 'Old Fashioned Love Song' stuck playing in my head, prompting me to Thank you personally for that ear worm. On a side note, did you at one time wear a man bun? I vaguely remember seeing a picture of you with one but maybe that was just a figment of my imagination. :D
  • Baden
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    I have a student named Ada. But don't worry, I won't expose her to your hate speech. :-x
  • Hanover
    7k
    Why would your student have Sap's cat's name? Do they know each other somehow? None of this is making sense to me.
  • S
    11.8k
    It's really quite simple, @Hanover, old chap. As @Baden said: Christmas. Death. Kitten. Error.

    That's the explanation for everything.
  • Baden
    12.1k
    I see @Hanover hasn't been initiated yet. >:)
  • Bitter Crank
    9.8k
    The WSJ doesn't run it's reader comments through a sieve the way papers like the NYT does. Perhaps they should. Or maybe they like what they are getting in the untreated flowage:

    • They are ALL complicit.
    • Islam is sick And bho wants more of them here He is after all a Hussein
    • The family members are always the ones who are so "surprised".  These people knew what was go-ing on.  It is high time to make the families accountable for the terrorist actions of their kin.  If they knew they were accountable, they would be more inclined to alert the FBI or Police about their terrorist kin.
    • This leads one to believe that the shootings at the Health Department were just one leg of a much greater terrorist act.   For example, Farook could have sprayed ebola virus (obtained through one of their recent trips to Saudi Arabia) on the grated cheese at a popular Italian restaurant.       Symptoms for the ebola would only begin to show up 2-21 days after it was ingested by victims, and ebola itself would not be diagnosed for at least a week.    
    • Not to mention that the Burka really was the right choice for her because she wasn't really all that attractive in the first place, unless you might have been a hard up goat keeper with a thin beard...just saying.
    • What you are really saying is the terrorists are winning and the police and the FBI don't have a clue what they are doing. The FBI are the guys who turn up, look at the dead bodies and say 'I never saw this coming'.  They couldn't catch a cold, let alone a terrorist.
    • Well she married a wimp, and now:  is the baby from him or is that where the war started.

    Granted, they aren't all that bad (but a few are worse).
  • Mayor of Simpleton
    637
    Been a bit busy...

    ... pretended to be a photographer for a 3 day medical conference (fake it successfully every years), but had to go through over 7000 photos making non-model (with big egos) look better than they really do using no flash in poorly light rooms of people mostly talking. (took another 7 days)

    ... now getting ready to fly to the USA in 7 days. Haven't been there at this time of the year for nearly 20 years. Not too sure how much time I'll have for ranting here in the next 5 weeks.

    Atleast it's a direct flight, as usually I fly to Washington DC via Paris. :-O

    Fly in with lots of sweets and gingerbread and fly back with a lot of t shirts and baseball stuff. A fair trade. :D

    Meow!

    GREG
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    4.4k
    Have I mentioned how excited I am that you are coming to the states for Christmas? I am really excited! 8-)
  • Hanover
    7k
    I see Hanover hasn't been initiated yet.Baden

    Does the initiation rite include homosexual acts? I just want to be sure what I'm signing up for.
  • Baden
    12.1k
    No, sorry. Will you still consider it though? How about if we throw in some bestiality?
  • Hanover
    7k
    I will consider your initiation even if it does not include homosexuality, but you do know that if you don't make the initiation sufficiently difficult you can't expect long term loyalty.
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