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  • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

    Originally posted by GRG55 View Post
    Turkey Cracks Down on Cleavage

    ......

    The firing of a TV presenter, Gozde Kansu, this week is indicative. Huseyin Celik, spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party attacked Kansu (without actually naming her) for wearing a dress with a plunging neckline while on the air. A few days later, she was fired. There are a few points to make.

    ......
    .....
    Again, a case first hailed abroad as good for democracy -- an effort to hold the country's generals accountable after decades of impunity -- turns out to be something else. The Sledgehammer case shows only continuity in Turkish governments' use of politicized courts against their enemies: In the old days the military and secularists abused the law to suppress Islamists; now the Islamists are returning the favor.
    interesting story here, grg - but hey!

    who _wouldnt_ 'attack' her - altho my strategy would involve an invitation to a sunset cocktail/3 with candlelit dinner, followed by something decadently chocolatey for desert, followed up with a tour of the house, with some sheer 'sleepware' set suggestively in the... uhhhh... playroom

    but guess the '72 virgins' are a strong pull for that crowd...

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    • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

      I thought this was from the Onion when I first read it...
      The Washington Times
      Thursday, October 10, 2013

      In another sign of the tough times in Washington these days, the White House Gift Shop, long run by a nonprofit group that helps uniformed Secret Service officers and their families, has gone broke.The Secret Service Uniformed Division Benefit Fund, which traces its roots to the 1940s and for years did business as the official White House Gift Shop, lists more than $600,000 in liabilities in a pending bankruptcy petition in Washington...






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      • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

        From strippers to taxes: 2014 brings range of new rules

        CBC – 15 hours ago

        Wed Jan 1, 2014 8:30pm EST

        Canadians will see a range of federal rules come into effect this week governing everything from the taxes they pay to the type of light bulbs they can purchase...

        ...The federal government will continue to put the onus on Canadian employers to show why they need to hire temporary foreign workers over Canadian ones.

        New rules that went into effect on Dec.31, 2013, are part of the government's ongoing reform of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which it says will help ensure that Canadians get the first crack at available jobs while making sure that foreign workers are protected.

        Effective Dec.31, 2013, the government will no longer approve labour market opinion applications from employers looking to hire foreign workers in the sex trade industry, a spokesperson for the department of Employment and Social Development Canada told CBC News. An LMO is usually required to prove the need to hire a temporary foreign worker over a Canadian one.

        ​That means employers will have to look to Canadians to fill those jobs. The new rules, announced in 2012, are intended to protect "vulnerable" foreign workers such as strippers, erotic dancers, and those who are hired to work in the escort services or erotic massages industry.

        These rules come almost seven years after the federal Conservatives first promised to put an end to the "Liberal strippergate," in which temporary work permits were issued to hundreds of exotic workers during the previous government...



        ...Colored lights can hypnotize

        Sparkle someone else's eyes
        Now woman, I said get away
        American woman, listen what I say

        American woman, said get away
        American woman, listen what I say
        Don't come hangin' around my door
        Don't wanna see your face no more...

        Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, 1970
        Last edited by GRG55; 01-01-14, 08:46 PM.

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        • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

          Originally posted by GRG55 View Post
          These rules come almost seven years after the federal Conservatives first promised to put an end to the "Liberal strippergate," in which temporary work permits were issued to hundreds of exotic workers during the previous government...
          Conservative or liberal, you can always count on government to keep their eye on the prize. Don't work to create a better environment for young women, just ensure it's only local women hooking for a living.
          O Canada!
          We're just like the US.

          Take control Canada, we're spending a lot more time north of the border. I'd like it if you never became anything like us.

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          • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

            Originally posted by santafe2 View Post
            Conservative or liberal, you can always count on government to keep their eye on the prize. Don't work to create a better environment for young women, just ensure it's only local women hooking for a living.
            O Canada!
            We're just like the US.

            Take control Canada, we're spending a lot more time north of the border. I'd like it if you never became anything like us.
            Your sentiment has been expressed by others. Here's Finster from a thread more than 5 years ago
            http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthr...merican-Cousin

            Apparently we didn't listen ...to the debt part anyway...judging by this chart:

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            • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

              Originally posted by santafe2 View Post
              Conservative or liberal, you can always count on government to keep their eye on the prize. Don't work to create a better environment for young women, just ensure it's only local women hooking for a living.
              O Canada!
              We're just like the US.

              Take control Canada, we're spending a lot more time north of the border. I'd like it if you never became anything like us.
              The difference I see is that most canadian women have choice. And some would rather entertain men then spend 40 hours/week in a cube. The foreign women may not have much choice.

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              • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

                'Lost' Ferrari could fetch $2 million at auction

                Published: Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

                Ferraris are not an easy car to lose.

                Owners cherish them. Ferrari clubs and Ferrari historians record each and every vehicle number. Auction companies and private collectors are constantly scouring the world's garages for obscure Ferraris to buy and sell.


                Yet once every a generation or two, a Ferrari is lost—and rediscovered.


                One such "lost" Ferrari is set to be sold this weekend. It's a rare 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. It's rusted out. The engine won't start. Parts of the car are charred from a fire. And the interior looks likes like it wouldn't even qualify for most junkyards—let alone a millionaire's garage.

                Yet despite its rough condition, it is estimated to sell at Gooding & Co.'s upcoming Scottsdale, Ariz., auction for more than $2 million.

                "There is a premium right now on cars that are in original condition," said David Gooding, CEO of the automotive auction house. "For some people, this car, with its original paint and materials, is more attractive than a shiny restored car where the chrome is shining and everything is perfect."...

                ...The story of the 330 GTS starts in Italy. The car was sent from the Ferrari factory to Carrozzeria Pininfarina, where it was finished with polished wire, wheels, a "Celeste Blu" paint job with red and blue pinstripes and special leather upholstery.


                The car was the fifth in a series of 99 GTS cars that Ferrari built. It cost around $15,000—a fortune for a car at the time.

                The Ferrari was shipped in 1967 to an importer in Greenwich, Conn., and sold to Dr. Samuel Scher, a New York City plastic surgeon. Scher was an avid car collector, with a fleet of prized Alfa Romeos, Bugattis, Rolls-Royces and Mercedes-Benzes.

                Scher loved the car, and drove it 20,000 miles in less than two years. In 1969, the car caught fire and was sold at a Motor Insurance Co. auction in New Jersey.

                For the next 44 years, it sat in a Pennsylvania garage. Gooding said the current owner is an unidentified private collector who had heard about the car and spent years securing it from the owner...






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                • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

                  20¢/Gal Gas with pre-1964 coins? Has The Federal Reserve destroyed that much of our purchasing power since then?
                  inflation.jpg

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                  • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

                    Originally posted by kriden View Post
                    20¢/Gal Gas with pre-1964 coins? Has The Federal Reserve destroyed that much of our purchasing power since then?
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                    station here in town takes pre-64 silver for gas.

                    1921 morgan culls go for $25 each on ebay.

                    2 of them...



                    fills up my...


                    paid $4.50 each in bags of 1000 coins in 2001 on ej's say so.



                    my cost $9 for $50 worth of gas...

                    500 fill-ups per $4500 bag... $25,000 fiat.

                    but... sold 90% of it on ej's call @ $48 in 2011.

                    not complaining... the 10x return fiat pays for gas @ any station... swipe of a card.

                    tickled to buy gas with silver i got left, tho. get a kick out of it!

                    got 220 'dollars' & 110 fill-ups left.

                    heh, heh...

                    ps yeh, the fed screwed us.

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                    • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

                      Originally posted by kriden View Post
                      Has The Federal Reserve destroyed that much of our purchasing power since then?
                      Yes

                      http://www.coinflation.com/silver_coin_values.html

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                      • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

                        Originally posted by metalman View Post
                        station here in town takes pre-64 silver for gas.

                        1921 morgan culls go for $25 each on ebay.

                        2 of them...



                        fills up my...


                        paid $4.50 each in bags of 1000 coins in 2001 on ej's say so.



                        my cost $9 for $50 worth of gas...

                        500 fill-ups per $4500 bag... $25,000 fiat.

                        but... sold 90% of it on ej's call @ $48 in 2011.

                        not complaining... the 10x return fiat pays for gas @ any station... swipe of a card.

                        tickled to buy gas with silver i got left, tho. get a kick out of it!

                        got 220 'dollars' & 110 fill-ups left.

                        heh, heh...

                        ps yeh, the fed screwed us.
                        Wanna sell that truck??

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                        • Hi ho Silver!

                          Originally posted by metalman View Post
                          station here in town takes pre-64 silver for gas.

                          1921 morgan culls go for $25 each on ebay.

                          . . .


                          ps yeh, the fed screwed us.
                          Who says silver will never be remonetized?

                          Does the gas station have a sign showing that they take silver? How do people find out about it?

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                          • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

                            Originally posted by GRG55 View Post
                            Wanna sell that truck??
                            sell donna? that's what i call her. never!

                            truth be told... the pic is off the 'net. donna didn't weather the years that well in nh salt & snow... looks her age.

                            fred's new emoticons... too 'young' for itulip?

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                            • Re: Hi ho Silver!

                              Originally posted by Polish_Silver View Post
                              Who says silver will never be remonetized?

                              Does the gas station have a sign showing that they take silver? How do people find out about it?
                              here in the 'live free or die' state i'd say 1/2 the independents will take silver. you have to ask. they don't advertise. my thought on that is taxes... if you pay 20 cents per gallon face value of silver coin the station pays taxes on 20 cents not 3 bucks. tax man no likey.

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                              • Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

                                Metal, that story warms my heart .... Good for you lad.

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