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+1 1. Urmensch commented 1 year ago on video Veganism Destroyed Europe - Why Over 90% of Vegans Are "White"

Fuck this site. I've had enough of it and Sux.
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+2 2. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Jurgen Klopp likes translator's voice

Jurgen Klopp always reminds me of Dr, Teeth off the Muppets.
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+3 3. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video This kid has all the moves

#4 You say, "Sad seeing a little white child dance a tribal dance as if it were 5,000 B.C."

Then when pulled on it your response is, "Name call all you like. Let me know when you prove this untrue.", and you then link to a video of a modern African showing how Africans dance today, and not 5,000 B.C.

You're a bit thick, aren't you?
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+1 4. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Pizza Squirrel

One of the funniest things I saw was a squirrel in London that had scored itself a croissant and it was trying to climb up this tree with a croissant that was bigger than it pretty much. I didn't have my phone with me; I wish I had because it was quite impressive.
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+2 5. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video A different way to heaven

So given that the ratio of men to women is about one to one, worldwide it was 102 males to 100 females, you promulgate a doctrine that says all men should marry, they should have up to four wives, there is no sex outside of marriage and homosexuality is an abomination. Then go around claiming that Islam is the most rational religion.

I remember reading a book by a Moroccan woman scholar about how the reality of these ideas impacted society. Even without the polygamy the separation of the genders meant that boys had no outlet for sex except among themselves. But the macho culture and homophobia meant they couldn't have sex with other boys without loads of baggage. Huge guilt around sex. Younger boys being targeted by older boys. Lots of bestiality. She recounted stories of these religious leaders running radio programs with people ringing in with their confessions. Boys fucking farm animals. Fucking each other, and then feeling like sinners. But the fact is they are set up to fail. And then they grew up and became obsessed with purity. She believed that the situation they were put into during puberty ensured they would end up doing stuff that was haraam, or forbidden, and then they'd flip in later life and tend to become unforgiving and dogmatic and blame everything except their religion for their woes.
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+3 6. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video What Is Reality?

This is not science. It is nonsense with quantum in the title.

Look up Klee Irwin to know who's behind this. He made a small fortune selling health supplements such as “Colon Clear”, and had a 2011 lawsuit that fined his company $2.65 million for false and misleading advertising. One of the supplements contained 14 times the legal limit of lead.

Now he's got into theoretical physics, making big claims without producing any real supporting evidence .
He pulls people in as he pushes the consciousness-shaping reality take on quantum physics which is a sure lure to the magical thinkers out there.

Maybe he actually believes this stuff; cranks often do, but he has the Quantum Gravity Group’s web page set up for people to donate to.
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-6 7. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Thrown Out Of Sydney No Go Zone

#8 "Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Practically everyone on this site is missing a massive point here. A section of Australia has basically been taken over by a relgion Islam, that is not okay!!! Would a Christian sect be able to take over a section of Saudi Arabia?"

Why the fuck do people compare the western liberal world with Saudi Arabia?! Saying that if it isn't allowed in Saudi Arabia then we in the western world shouldn't allow it is frankly ridiculous.

I live in London, in a community where a good 1/3 are Bangladeshi Muslims. They run many of the businesses. They are the predominant staff in my local Tesco's and Sainsbury's. They are peaceful, respectful people who bother no one.

I moved to London from Ireland in the mid '80s, when the IRA were bombing the British mainland and I experienced the exact same abuse, both physical and verbal, that Muslims get today. If you had asked nearly any Irish person what they thought about the actions of the British in Northern Ireland they would have agreed on many points with the IRA. Exact for attacks on civilians and terrorism on the mainland. If you actually knew Muslims well you would understand that it is the same for them. They don't like American foreign policy, but don't believe in terrorism.

Sux2bu has form for spreading this stuff. Years back he was spreading anti-Muslim videos, all along the same lines of there being no-go areas in Europe, and London was part of it. But I was working and living in areas that were supposed to be no-go areas. He never took anything I said on board, and when challenged for sources he linked to racist websites, and racist tabloid rags like the Daily Mail.

And this bullshit about not talking about what Christians did hundreds of years ago?! The Germans who build Auschwitz were Christians. They went to the anti-Semitic writings of Martin Luther to support their Jew hatred. Jew hatred in Christianity, like it is in the Quran, all comes down to the Jews never accepting Christianity first, and then Islam.

The rise of the far-right all over Europe is against a background of Christianity. I know this personally as I have a Polish partner, speak Polish, and have had to be warned to not speak my mind around certain people when in the country, for fear of repercussions against my partner's mother. These are Catholics.

It is American evangelicals who funnel millions upon millions every year to the State of Israel, because they believe one day Jesus will come back and the final war will happen there. They are the ones who influence American policy there.
Like with the Irish against the British Government, I understand how terrorists can recruit from among the young.

I understand how the actions of a small part of a community can have devastating effects on the rest of the community. I lived in Belfast before coming to London, where British soldiers would stop and search you at any time. Where a pub I was in was attacked by a Protestant mob because Catholics and Protestants drank together. Where the IRA would kneecap people involved in drugs up in Northern Ireland, making a show of being moral guardians, while being the main importers and dealers of drugs in the Republic of Ireland.

So often it is Americans whose fear-mongering on their own continent for political reasons gets echoed by racists in Europe. I can't count the number of times I've argued with bigots about the situation in Europe and all their sources for information are Americans, none of whom ever seem to have even been to Europe, never mind lived here.
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-2 8. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Thrown Out Of Sydney No Go Zone

#2 She is not Australian, she's a Canadian right-wing YouTuber who makes deceitful videos to stir up racial and religious hatred, and appeal to her fanbase because that's how she gets subscribers and monetary support.

The officer here is concerned that she will go into a community that knows who she is and how she tries to portray them all as terrorists, and that she will cause a disturbance that she will then turn around and spin.

This is who she is. She is not in her own country, and countries have every right to not let non-citizens come into their lands and provoke disturbances of the peace to further their bigoted narratives.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/it-s-ok-to-be-white-far-right-youtuber-lauren-southern-lands-in-australia-20180714-p4zrgq.html
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+5 9. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Timely observations on the interaction between environment, diets and longevity

#2 One logical fallacy is called the genetic fallacy and it happens when you reject information because of the source.

Rejecting what someone says out of hand because you disagree politically falls under that heading. Look at the information and judge it based on its merits.
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0 10. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Hilarious rugby ad that got banned because it was too controversial

It's not that it got banned.

It was made by the BBC, and I think that it was after they aired it there were some who thought it was a little too harsh, though I have to say my memory is a little fuzzy; It is a few years ago now.

I don't remember if they showed it and then got complaints, or if after making it they decided to go with another version, and then this one got released on to the internet.

The BBC is paid for by the TV licence, and they have a duty to be fair and balanced, and they decided to play it safe and not show it again.

Someone else from Britain might remember it more clearly, but it wasn't really a ban, per se.
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+1 11. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Actors Cold Read Facts on Illegal Immigration off of a Teleprompter

Right-wingers have people read statistics without any context on camera, and this is taken seriously?!
This is nonsense. I wouldn't even trust it coming from a liberal.

One of the guys who made it seems to be this guy.
https://twitter.com/fleccas
Just take a look and tell me this guy is not going to be misrepresenting this to suit his agenda. LOL
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+2 12. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Scientists at odds over Kenya's massive crack

Splitters!!
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0 13. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video 4 Awful Ways Our Ancestors Got High (That We Tested)

The Asian looking girl was so tripped out. :D
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+1 14. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Watch a reporter’s entire career fall apart

This reminds me of something similar where there was a Vedic king called Parikshit, which caused lots of laughter among English speaking people in lectures, because it sounded just like someone saying prick-shit. It just so happens that both names sound like dick-shit and prick-shit. So to avoid this they began pronouncing the name something like Parickit, rhyming with cricket. And in the case of the woman here, the other presenter insisted her name is pronounced as dick-sit, which still has comedic potential for an English speaker.

So prick-sit and dick-sit might be a little better than prick-shit and dick-shit, but unless you're going to change your name altogether, there'll always be someone who laughs. But then Emmanuel Kant's name is pronounced as you would Cunt in English, so..
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+3 15. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Egyptian TV Host Kicks Atheist Out of Studio, Recommending Psychiatric Treatment

#9 I suspect that they set the young atheist up. They never had any intention of letting him speak. They just wanted to make a performance of piety and attack him as being mentally deficient.
I'm sure it played well to the faithful.
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-2 16. Urmensch commented 2 years ago on video Does saving more lives lead to overpopulation?

#5 What idiocy. Another fool who gets his idea of what a liberal is from Youtube.

Liberal doesn't equal left-wing, and most of what you describe, abortion, and assisted suicide, are supported by left-wing people on the basis of the rights of the person. Right-wingers created the strawman that it is for population control.
Mexico, Iran and China have been great supporters of eugenics, and they aren't liberal nations. The Nazis were not liberals, and theirs was most definitely a eugenics project in great part. Ideas about improving the health of the nation have come in many forms. Among the left-wing it has been behind the creation of welfare programmes.

Right-wingers who want to outlaw abortion and contraception explicitly admit that they believe women should submit to their ideas about reproduction, mainly religiously based, but also ideologically secular in some parts.
Anti-reproductive choice policies in Central and Eastern Europe go hand-in-hand with nationalist tendencies and ideas of ethnic purity in many of these countries.

These are based on demography arguments. One example, birthrates are very low in Central and Eastern Europe, and, in an attempt to increase birthrates, women’s reproductive rights are being restricted.
They want to increase population in their own countries so they don't suffer economically in the future, but don't want to increase it by allowing in immigrants.
They aren't worried about over-population. Exactly the opposite. They only want Johnny Foreigner to restrict their birthrate while forcing the women of their own countries to have more children than they want. If they can force women out of the workplace and back into the home then all the better.

Trying to dress this up as a struggle against evil liberals who just want to control population is laughable.

#3 Yes, the correlation is between education and family size. But that doesn't rule out health.
There is a lot of evidence that through the teaching of literacy, numeracy, and other academic subjects, schooling transforms general intelligence into higher-order cognitive skills. These skills promote risk assessment and decision making abilities related to health.
It is education that allows people to live healthier lives, part of which is managing family size. You can't then dismiss making people healthier by itself.
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+2 17. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video When it's 5 a.m. at an Irish Wedding - Ho, Ro, the rattlin' Bog

This song brings me back. It was one of the first songs you'd learn as a group of kids and it could break out any time.
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+1 18. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video 1989 - Whatchamacallit

Made me think of this:

Peeno Noir
Caviar, Myanmar, mid-sized car
You don't have to be popular
Find out who your true friends are
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+2 19. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video 10 More Foods You Eat That Are A Lie

#3 Avoiding 'synthetic' things is irrational. Those additives are put in to preserve foods for a reason. To stop them spoiling and causing illness.
There is so much propaganda around so called natural foods that people are led to believe that chemicals are bad. When in reality everything is a chemical, even water.

You can avoid additives by cooking everything at home. But if a company wants a food to survive freezing and thawing, perhaps a number of times during transport, and try to keep the nutritional values stable then additives are the only answer to that.
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0 20. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Mrs Eagle Up Close & Personal

#1 In Dutch Harbor, Alaska, they have so many eagles they're considered a pest. Over 500 in a fairly small port, they're like pigeons they're so annoying.
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+3 21. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Amazing Forklift Skills

The boss wondered why so little work was done all that week. It was spent trying this trick many, many times until it was finally achieved.
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+1 22. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video The Pink Panther Funny clips

The dog joke is one of my favourites. As a kid when I first saw this I laughed for weeks afterwards every time I recalled it.
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+4 23. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Adam Savage on why you can’t boil potatoes on Mt. Everest

#4 Starches exist as semi-crystalline structures that we find hard to digest. They gelatinise between 82 to 88 degrees C. The video says that the temperature at the top of Everest that water boils at is around 70 C so it wouldn't get hot enough to melt the crystalline structures which allows them to absorb water, swell, and convert to a form that's digestible.

I've done some sous vide cookery, under vacuum in bags and cooked in a water bath for longer. You usually aim for about 85 C with root vegetables.
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+4 24. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video The life cycle of a t-shirt

The mention of pesticide use gives the impression that there is none used in organic cotton. This isn't true, and the pesticides used might even be worse that those used in conventional farming.
The yield for organic is lower for inputs too.

There shouldn't be an assumption that organic means better for the environment.
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+2 25. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video People Rescue Air Jordans from Foot Locker During Hurricane Irma

#5 This is how Sux2bu handles his fear of black people, Muslims, and any other threat perceived by a certain type of white American. At least while he's doing this he's not out shooting black teenagers for wearing hoodies in his neighborhood.
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+1 26. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video How Color Blindness Works

I'm not seeing any original link on the right. Where should it be?
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+3 27. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Sesame Street 1970's Pinball Animation

This is really old. I remember this as a kid myself. Even before playing the video the music started in my head.
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+1 28. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge

I actually went to see this about 2 weeks ago, and having only heard it was a bridge that rolled up I was expecting something bigger.
Apparently they only roll it up about once a week or so to show the mechanism. The rest of the time it just remains left open / unrolled.

#3 The canal does continue on and about where you remark time-wise, 0:37 you can see a person walking from the left. If you walk down towards the building you can skirt that lock that the bridge spans and come back to the path, and then continue on along the canal. From the look of it, that lock seemed to be an original feature, with the bridge a later addition.
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+4 29. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Irish Farmers Lose Their Sheep, Strange Accent

This is the same part of the country. The two auld lads in the hats have the same kind of accent, and you'll be lucky to get half of what's said. One has a baby lamb and a bottle of milk at hand, not too uncommon a sight out in the sticks around lambing time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omtfe7lb-gE
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+3 31. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Moscow's Stray Subway Riding Dogs

I used to take the tube to college and because of where I got on it was usually always the same carriage. I started to notice a pigeon getting on at Farringdon station and getting off at Liverpool Street station; there are two stations between them.
At first I thought it was different pigeons but after the third time I copped it was the same one. It went on for nearly a year and I'd see it once or twice a week. I suspected it took the train every day but sometimes got the one before or after me.
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+2 32. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video The Best of Bad Acting

The Room was so awfully bad I guessed that the terrible actor must have been the driving force behind it. Why else would anyone cast him?
Written, directed and lead actor, Tommy Wiseau.

The bio on IMDB says, "In 2001 he wrote, produced, directed and starred in "The Room," a feature film that received the 2003 Audience Award at the New York International Film Festival."
Who the hell was in that audience?
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+1 33. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight

#9 You're wrong about nuclear. It is one of the cleanest energies, even taking in to account when things go wrong.
Spent nuclear fuel can now be recycled into mixed oxides that will continue to provide electricity. Solar could be good if they can minimise effects like this and improve efficiency.

#2 When people talk about Green energy they rarely mention that most of this is electricity and that only makes up about one fifth of total energy needs.

"Even put together, wind and photovoltaic solar are supplying less than 1 per cent of global energy demand. From the International Energy Agency’s 2016 Key Renewables Trends, we can see that wind provided 0.46 per cent of global energy consumption in 2014, and solar and tide combined provided 0.35 per cent. Remember this is total energy, not just electricity, which is less than a fifth of all final energy, the rest being the solid, gaseous, and liquid fuels that do the heavy lifting for heat, transport and industry."
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/wind-turbines-are-neither-clean-nor-green-and-they-provide-zero-global-energy/

I'm all for renewables, but we are far away from realising that goal, no matter how the figures are fudged to make it seem already almost achieved.
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0 34. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video WOW! They Just Met and Went for Audition & Surprise The Judges ! Fantastic !

#1 That was exactly what came to mind for me also. :D
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0 35. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Just another day in Russia

They only brought enough people to beat up on one guy. They didn't want to push their luck.
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-1 36. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Lawyer Videos Muslim Welfare Queen ScammingOur System

#20 I did read his post at 14. It doesn't matter that the woman actually is a criminal, as Austin has explained well.

Don't tell me to get off my high horse. This is part of a pattern with Sux. He's free to present his distorted view of the world and the admins post it. I like the site which for the most part doesn't carry stuff like this.
So, I believe in free speech, and the antidote for bigoted speech is more speech.

This is all a repeat of history in the US, but then it was the Irish and Italians who were pointed to as the undesirables. Catholicism was explicitly one of the reasons that they were said to be treacherous; that their first loyalty would always be to Rome, a foreign power. Which is why I called bullshit on this attempt to make out it's only about religion. Anti-religious bigotry and racism go hand in hand.

It is almost exactly the same rhetoric against Muslims today.

Look up Puck magazine from turn of the 20th century with Irish racism and you'll see the same anti-immigrant stuff.
Here an example of one picture from the late 19th Century, with the Irishman brandishing a knife, like the Lucky Charms leprechaun hopped up on bath salts.

"The Mortar of Assimilation and the One Element that Won't Mix". 1889 cartoon showing Columbia stirring a bowl labeled "Citizenship" with a spoon labeled "Equal Rights". Figures representing many nations are in the bowl; a caricature of an Irish man jumps up yelling, waving a knife and a green flag.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mortar_of_Assimilation_Citizenship_1889.jpg

I know what I'm seeing and I won't be quiet.
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-4 37. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Lawyer Videos Muslim Welfare Queen ScammingOur System

#5 That 'Islam isn't a race, therefore there's no racism' is such bullshit. Islam now functions as a racial proxy.
The guy in the video actually says she should go back to where she comes from!
All the Far-Right parties are anti-Muslim. There is anti-Muslim bigotry and race hatred because the vast majority of Muslims are not European by origin. European converts are even called race traitors by the racist parties like Britain first, because they're too stupid to keep it up the pretence it is only about radical Islam. Calling White converts to Islam 'race traitors', which I heard personally, is a pretty glaring sign that it isn't just religious bigotry.

The rise of radical Islamism has been an opportunity for nativist racists to become more vocal. Just as this video's concentration on her being Muslim isn't just about her as a person who is engaged in criminal acts. It is meant to reflect on all Muslims.
Don't blather on about how this isn't racist when the guy tells her to go back where she comes from!

Sux's is quite obviously a bigot towards Muslims, and a racist to boot. His posts previously have included videos about the Muslim 'onslaught' in places like Sweden, as an example about the dangers of immigration. All the classic fodder from sites like Stormfront and their ilk.

I guessed this time that Sux's posted this when I saw the title in my feed. And I was right, as I have been before.
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+2 38. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Dramatic rescue of suicidal woman pulled by her hair to safety

I can't get any videos to play, in either Chrome or Firefox. I have disable Privacy Badger and Adblocker on the site so it isn't that.
Anyone having issues or know what is going on?

Edit: Tried again today and it's working.
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+6 39. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Fingerprints and sweat

That was kind of awesome. It makes sense having the pores on the ridges once you see if but I never even considered it before.
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+3 40. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video 3 Simple Life Hacks

Hack isn't meant in the sense of hack off a fingertip with a jerry-rigged spinning blade.
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+3 41. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Poop Splash Elimination - Smarter Every Day

#5 But the German design was for people to examine their shit before flushing to ascertain their health. Because so much pork was eaten and hygiene standards weren't as they are today intestinal worms were a regular problem. It made it easier to see the wrigglers. Then they had lots of quack ideas about the consistency, etc.

It might stop splashes but you do suffer the smell more as it isn't going into the water, and then it never really flushes clean needing a toilet brush and second flush. I was told to put tissue on the shelf by the people I stayed with so you were more sure of getting it to flush away.

Erica Jong wrote a book Fear of Flying, where she said 'German toilets are really the key to the horrors of the Third Reich. People who can build toilets like this are capable of anything.' ;)


So, I prefer ours over the German style, especially if you have to lay some toilet roll in there anyway.
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+3 42. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Forget hoverboards! World's first fully-manned hoverbike tested in Moscow

Great! Now they'll be coming at us riding a hovering blender.
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+4 43. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Burger king- valentines adult meal

#2 All the people who ended up in ER needing to have it removed from their rectums will be kicking themselves to find out it wasn't an adult toy.
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+1 44. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Half a forest falls on a bus

When Ents Attack!
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+4 45. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video A hug is worth a thousand words.

Dogs and humans have co-evolved, with dogs who are particularly well-attuned to humans being preferentially selected.
Most of our emotional range is shared with other mammals.
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+3 46. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video Crafting ice artist

It's a take on an Asian method of making 3D agar jelly cakes. It does look great in ice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-mxzj6cBkE
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0 47. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video India Pakistan Wagah Attari Border Closing Ceremony

Here is a list of things conservatives claimed when Obama was elected:
Not an American citizen.
Living under an alias.
A secret Muslim.
Working with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Never went to Harvard or Columbia since none of his classmates recalled him being there.
Ordering authorities to keep his transcripts sealed to hide the fact he’s lying about his education.
Capable of forging two forms of his birth certificate.
Going to use FEMA camps to round up Republicans.
Going to confiscate guns.
Anti-American.
Going to outlaw Christianity.
Waging a war on Christmas.
Changing the Constitution so he could run for a third term.
A dictator.
Someone who hated white people.
Took his Oath of Office on the Koran.
A socialist/Marxist/communist.
Anti-capitalism.
Faking jobs reports and lying about the unemployment rate.
Using a military exercise to declare martial law to confiscate guns.
Allowing terrorists to come to the United States to kill Americans.
Literally the anti-Christ.
Using the Affordable Care Act to set up death panels to kill Americans.

Let's not try to make out that conservative reactions to Obama were rational in the main.

At least liberals are mainly protesting about what is coming out of Trump's own mouth. It's what he has said and continues to say he's going to do that has liberals reacting.
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-1 48. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video India Pakistan Wagah Attari Border Closing Ceremony

#21 "When Obama won the Presidency conservatives were rightly concerned about the way he promised to fundamentally change the country , which he did to the detriment of the working class , but you did not see conservatives rioting and burning to protest the election,did you."

Actually there were. Plenty. It is just that the targets were different. Blacks, immigrants and Muslims predominantly. And those people are still being targeted now Trump has won.
Liberals attacks have been mainly against property, and the police. That fits with the anti-authoritarian tendencies of liberals and the fear that Trump's election signals an attack on liberal gains.

"More frequently, Obama’s presidency was marked by effigies of our first black president hanging from nooses across the country, for example in Kentucky, Washington State, and Maine, or being burned around the world. What Trump supporters fail to remember is that following Obama’s election, property was destroyed across the country, for example in Pennsylvania, Texas, and North Carolina, and a predominately black church was torched in Massachusetts."

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/305749-republicans-employ-double-standard-to-discredit

So yes, liberals can have those among them who are idiots and act out on their emotions. It happens on both sides. No denying that. The difference between conservatives and liberals is a difference in degree rather than a difference in kind. Under stressful situations liberals can be driven by fear and anxiety. Conservatives have that as their default setting and it doesn't really change.

After Trump won attacks on minorities didn't decrease. The opposite happened. Attacks on minorities rise even when your side wins.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/immigrants-do-not-increase-crime-research-shows/
Research shows exactly the opposite of what conservatives claim when it comes to immigration and crime.
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-1 49. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video India Pakistan Wagah Attari Border Closing Ceremony

#17 Why the hell should he feel remorse? I've seen those interviews and he plainly says he had no real understanding of what was going on at the time. How would he? When he was old enough to understand what had actually been happening then he didn't feel guilty because he understood that he had no control, and yes, if he hadn't been accompanying his guardian it would still have happened. His being there as a 14 year old child made no difference to what happened one way or the other.

According to your warped understanding his ability to put his childhood experiences into perspective using rational thought and his not being traumatised by them mark him out as evil.

You demonise the Left, and then look for reasons why it is okay to. They're evil and out to undo everything good in the world and change it into some socialist hell-hole.

Or maybe, as the science shows, you are just built that way as a conservative. Conservatives have more tendency to be driven by fear and feel more anxiety when their environment changes.
That would have had evolutionary benefits. Don't trust strangers; Keep doing things as we've always done them because it has kept us alive so far.

You can't help yourself. You're just built that way. Less fear-driven people can understand that sometimes strangers can become friends and change can be for the good. And that it is only some conservatives that demonise the Left to the extent you do, and some on the Left are idiots who don't understand free-speech.
All groups have idiots among them.
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-1 50. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video India Pakistan Wagah Attari Border Closing Ceremony

"Trailer park ? Is that supposed to put me in some sort of "class" of people that are poor or something?"

Anyone for whom Soros is the avatar of evil is marking themselves out as a right-wing nutjob.

Soros' Jewish father left him with a neighbour whom he asked to pretend to be the adopted father of his son, and to pretend that Soros was Christian. Once the Nazis had taken over the guy brought Soros out with him when he was doing the dirty work of the Nazis, confiscating the property of Jews. Only absolute gobshites would insist that this made Soros a Nazi collaborator. He was a 14 year old boy with no control over his situation. Unless you are one of the fools who buy the story he was an SS officer.

So generalising and putting you in with the type of low-brow that is depicted as living in a trailer park is exactly why I put it like that. Glenn Beck and the ridiculous claims about Soros being a Nazi collaborator are about your level.
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-3 51. Urmensch commented 3 years ago on video India Pakistan Wagah Attari Border Closing Ceremony

#13 LOL. Liberal fascists who frequent this site! Yeah, 'cause it's like Kristallnacht around here every day.

What the hell are you huffing in that trailer park?
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+1 52. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained

#2 It sets out to explain population growth and demographics and does that well.

I assume you are implying that the populations developing will derail progress by consuming like North Americans. Americans often seek self-fulfillment and status through gaining material items. American culture has set the pace for consumer culture around the world, and it is a pattern we see being followed. Especially among the young of other nations.

The mass production of goods has allowed more people to live more comfortably. There is the downside to it given human nature. When well-being is associated more with the products and services consumed, and status is signalled to others by your ability to consume more, and better quality products than others it would be a disastrous model for developing countries.

While there are those who link economic progress with ever greater consumerism and insist that our success and happiness are predicated on continual economic growth, it is becoming obvious that it isn't sustainable. Not only that, the evidence is that accumulating ever more products and services fuels our fears and anxieties.
When America started out on its path none of us really grasped the consequences.
I don't think it's inevitable that we all will continue along without learning any lessons.
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0 53. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video How to make a funny video, even funnier!

Faked.
It would have been funny added to real fainting, but most people only faint a couple of times and it wouldn't have worked as a gag.
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0 54. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Earth's History Plays Out On A Football Field

#6 Your characterisation of the situation is down to your worldview, that there is a creator, and that scientists find this idea unpalatable which leads them to invent a story that doesn't need a creator. That's what I get from your comment; correct me if I'm wrong.

I was giving you the scientific definition of theory, and explaining that when you said, "Even Richard Dawkins can't explain that spark of life that caused everything to get started, that's why it is called the "theory" of evolution.", you are mistaken.

Let me put it this way. Say we one day got good evidence that life began on this planet by an act of an intelligence, ignoring who that might be, then evolution would still be a fact, and the mechanisms of evolution would still be exactly those that operate without abiogenesis. There is imperfect replication over generations, and that allows changes to build, and those changes can make organisms more or less suited to their environments. Environments are always changing too over that time.
That intelligence would have created life that would evolve, because that is what all the evidence shows. Regardless of what creationists might claim.
It is projection on the part of creationists. They are the ones with the pre-existing belief that they wish to immunise from facts, and thus they reject evolution.

Ken Miller is an American cell biologist and molecular biologist who believes in God and understands that the variety of life is a product of evolution. There are many scientists like him who don't see it as an either / or choice.
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+2 55. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Earth's History Plays Out On A Football Field

#3 Evolution is both a fact and a theory. And theory here means the scientific sense, which is an explanation or model based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning.
It has been tested and confirmed as a general principle helping to explain and predict natural phenomena.
Not theory as used in the non-scientific sense.

Abiogenesis is the origins of life from non-life, and it isn't the same as evolution. Abiogenesis has not been observed nor replicated yet, sure.
This is nothing to do with evolution being called a theory. If abiogenesis were demonstrated beyond doubt we would still talk about the theory of evolution. Because the fact of evolution is observed all the time. Antibiotic resistance, or the way the 'flu mutates are observed facts.
The theory part is which mechanisms gave rise to what. Then you get into natural selection, sexual selection, kin selection, genetic drift. These are all mechanisms that can drive evolution.
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+1 56. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Adobe voco

#7 It would be nice to think it would start a revolution in critical thinking, with everyone trying to verify stuff before breathlessly posting it in Facebook.
But I might as well wish that pizza were slimming while I'm at it.
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+3 57. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Neil Degrasse Tyson: "If you're scientifically literate the world looks very different to you&q

#1 Someone who is scientifically-literate is not immune from being wrong. Scientists are wrong all the time.
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+4 58. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video King of Saudi Arabia weird allegiance ceremony

Aaah! I've occasionally come across similar holes in public toilet facilities and wondered about them.

Mystery solved.
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0 59. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Capuchin monkeys unintentionally made stone age tools

The monkey is intentionally using the stone as a tool. Chimpanzees use wooden tools like spears and to get at ants so we probably can say that our common ancestor did so too.

Early humans probably made sharp-edged flakes for quite a while before realising they could be used to cut. It is about 2.6 millions years ago that bones with marks of butchering show up alongside flakes of stone. Used by hominids with relatively small brains.

This was during a period of climate change in Africa when habitats were altering. Overcoming our lack of tearing teeth and claws by making stone substitutes would have opened up new food opportunities. The first to use this innovation would have had a real advantage.
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+3 60. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Great White Shark diving cage accident

One good thing about wetsuits; no one can tell when you've shit yourself with fear.
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+2 61. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video American Vs Swedish Recruitment Ads

#29 and #30 make a great pair. The oppression of the Great White. Not Shark in this case, but Penis.

You should try to get Discovery Channel to do Penis Week, to focus people's mind on this endangered species and educate the public that they aren't the monsters they're thought to be. :D
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+2 62. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Why Doesn't Time Flow Backwards?

#3 "Equilibrium, for a conscious being, is nothing more or less than a decomposing brain that has reached the point where it's a homogeneous puddle of ooze, which is capable of experiencing nothing."

This statement doesn't make sense. There's no conscious being in a decomposing brain, so saying 'for a conscious being' isn't coherent. Long before a brain has become homogeneous ooze there is no consciousness, and there would still be too much structure in the ooze to say it is in equilibrium as is meant in physics.
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+2 63. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Hambone Kneeslap

Well, slap my thigh!
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+2 64. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Moving house without packing (Bayanihan)

Also a handy solution to a neighbour from Hell.
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+2 65. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR

#9 There is absolutely no evidence that anyone has suffered any harm from GMOs. None. No matter what the activists will tell you. There have been thousands of independent trials to show that. The few trials that seemed to show harm were badly done, and often funded by the organic industry. For them, one way they can convince people to spend more money on their products is by convincing people that the cheaper products that are produced by their competitors are harmful.

If you get sugar from GM beets it is chemically identical to sugar from non-GM beets. The same with oil from GM and non-GM oil.
Genetic modification is just a breeding method. The products of the genetically engineered plants are identical, and treated exactly the same by the body.

But drinking water instead of sodas is going to be better for you anyway.
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+1 66. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Does Socialism Makes People Selfish

This showed up in my feed summary, and I thought to myself based only on the title, that this would most likely be Sux2bu.

Fanbois for neo-liberal capitalism, which is the system that has wrought havoc with the worlds economies, always blame the victims of the system and call them leeches.
Many people in middle and low income jobs have barely seen any improvement in their incomes over the past 30 years. While those at the top have become very rich, the disappearance of many middle-paid, skilled occupations and an ongoing squeeze on wages has led to a poorer, more divided Britain . In 2006, nearly 3% of the population had zero or negative wealth (defined as all household goods and possessions including cars and owner-occupied houses after deducting financial liabilities), while 10% had less than £7,390. The richest 10% was more than 100 times as wealthy as the poorest 10%! Low income workers have seen their pay rise by 27% in real terms over the past 30 years but rises for the top 10% of earners have been four times higher.

Bakers' wages have actually fallen by 1% in the last 30 years, while they fell 5% for forklift truck drivers and 3% for packers and bottlers in the same period. Some unskilled and semi-skilled jobs now pay little more in real terms - and in some cases less- than they did in the late 1970s.

Low pay is now the chief cause of poverty, with the proportion of poor children in working households standing at 61%. There are almost twice as many people now earning a third less than the median compared with 1977. And many workers on low and middle incomes are in white-collar employment (while their parents were more likely to be skilled or semi-skilled manual workers). Despite a much more educated workforce, significant numbers have stagnated in income terms. Indeed, despite often being relatively less well paid than the jobs of the past, and being relatively menial in nature, many of today's middling jobs require much higher qualifications than their equivalents a generation ago.
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+2 67. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Airbag Bulgarian test

Bulgarian Jeff Goldblum should have known better.
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+2 68. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Bubble Tent

Just a giant dutch oven :D
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+4 69. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Skilled Indian

Nicely done, that man!
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0 70. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Turkish Coffee

#13 Since this story of Kaldi is not known to have appeared in writing before 1671, 800 years after it supposedly happened, it is considered to be apochryphal.
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-2 71. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Turkish Coffee

#13 Since this story of Kaldi is not known to have appeared in writing before 1671, 800 years after it supposedly happened, it is considered to be apochryphal.
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+1 72. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Futuristic straddling bus allows cars running underneath

A real problem with this has been pointed out when it comes to taking corners.

http://boingboing.net/2016/05/27/straddling-buses-would-only-wo.html
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0 73. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Behind the Leather

#10 "My first comment was not a critique of the video or the link in the description ,it was a condemnation of PETA for their domestic terrorism practices and hypocrisy."

Exactly. That is why is why the fallacy is called an appeal to hypocrisy. You didn't critique the video or the link, but instead you focused on PETA.

Try to keep up.
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+1 74. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Behind the Leather

#5 If you had addressed the charge of cruelty made by PETA directly, as in giving evidence that the skins used are not the product of cruelty, then that wouldn't be a red herring.

The link in the description gives information about animals being skinned alive for example. Cruel by most people's standards. You could have possibly debunked that.

But you didn't. You changed the subject to PETA, and gave examples of how PETA themselves could be seen as cruel. This is the very definiton of a Tu Quoque fallacy, the appeal to hypocrisy. And it is a Red Herring, because you deflected away from the issue, cruelty to animals in order to produce leather goods, to the purported actions of the accusers, PETA.

Even if you were correct about these actions of PETA, as I said above, and even if people would judge PETA employees to have acted cruelly, none of this has relevance as to whether or not the charge of cruelty levelled against the producers of these goods is justified.

Put more simply, the accused can be a cruel asshole even if the one accusing him is also a cruel asshole. Saying the accuser is also guilty is no defence.
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0 75. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

#19 I can't address your argument properly within a comment. Here is a link that might help you get started.
As I said, it is something you'd have to put the time in to investigate yourself, and to start you'd have to be open to the possibility that you have been fed a lot of half-truths and outright lies.
https://risk-monger.com/2016/05/18/how-to-win-without-science-argumentum-ad-hominem/
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+2 76. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Behind the Leather

#1 Your logical fallacy is Tu Quoque, or appeal to hypocrisy.

Even if everything you say about Peta is true, it would make no difference as to the truth of the charge of cruelty.
This is a classic Red Herring since it is irrelevant whether the accuser is guilty of the same, or a similar, wrong.
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+1 77. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

#17 That is not a documentary. It is a polemic. A real documentary gives both sides a chance.It's the same with the second link. Do you not see a problem with that?

It would be like someone making a documentary about evolution but only giving the creationists a voice.

People who don't understand these issues often end up flocking to others who have misgivings. Then it becomes an echo chamber. What if everything you think you know about Monsanto is a twisted version put out by activists? Because I started out very much like you. But I didn't just take the word of the antis. I went out and looked at the sources myself. And I found that they lie and repeat the same lies.

You can investigate yourself, or just go along with the fearmongers.
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+1 78. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

#15 Often people don't really know the whole story if they only go by what the anti-Monsanto crowd tell them.
For example Monsanto spent $1.7 billion in 2014 on research and development. Roughly half of that was spent on traditional plant breeding. Think about it. Who would want to buy seed if it was only bred to resist a herbicide?
"Hi there. We've developed a new strain of corn. It tastes like ass, but you can use herbicide on it and it won't die!"
Farmers aren't stupid. They want the good breed of plant plus the herbicide resistance. That means they can use less herbicide and get a higher yield from the seed they sow.

In order to continue to invest in R&D to create the good strains they have to get a return on their investment. Patents were invented to protect innovation. The system isn't perfect, but farmers are making good profits even after paying the licence.
If there were no patents then there would be no incentive to develop new, and better strains of crops, and the farmers would lose out.
Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation that comes from the Greens on this. They may mean well, but in my opinion they are wrong on many fronts, and I've seen them deliberately continue to spread lies they've been called out on.
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+1 79. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

#13 "In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court ruled that Bowman's conduct infringed upon Monsanto's patent rights and that the doctrine of patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder's permission."

You wrote, ""and those patent holders restrict reseeding harvested seeds by non gmo patent holders""

Writing non-gmo patent holder when referring to Bowman is nonsense. The patent holder is Monsanto. Bowman is not any kind of patent holder. He is just a farmer who tried to grow a patented seed variety without licence. A farmer having a licence to plant seed is not the same as being a patent holder.

Of course farmers can save their seeds. As long as they aren't doing so illegally like Bowman. If he wants Monsanto's seeds then let him buy a licence. If he doesn't want to buy a licence then he has plenty of other options.
A link about organic patents. I'll go into it more if you are interested.
http://articles.extension.org/pages/18449/intellectual-property-protection:-what-do-i-need-to-know-when-growing-and-breeding-organic-crops-and#.VZ7hhvlVikp
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+1 80. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

#7
Even organic seeds are often patented.

The real reason people buy seed is because the seeds you buy are hybrids produced so you can be sure of a consistent harvest. If you keep these seeds and grow them again the next year sexual reproduction will have shuffled the genes so the new crop will not breed true.

Long before GM crops seeds were produced from hybrids, and new seed was bought every year because it is beyond what most farmers can do, as well as run a farm.

"and those patent holders restrict reseeding harvested seeds by non gmo patent holders"
That's just bullshit.
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0 81. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video The Last Star in the Universe – Red Dwarfs Explained

#5 From the evidence, our Universe is a closed system. No energy is being injected into it. Therefore the second law of thermodynamics applies.
Entropy will increase, with the number of new stars being created slowing relative to the old stars dying, until eventually all the stars will die out.

As to black holes creating new universes, that is possibly true. That would not give a new lease of life to this universe. It would be the beginning of a new different universe.
Who knows, if we survive long enough and our knowledge increases we might find a way to escape our dying universe into a new universe, provided we find one that has physical constants that allow us to exist. It is possible that matter would be different. What if there is no such thing as oxygen in the new universe?

As to not needing stars to survive. All the complex forms on Earth only exist because the Sun is bathing us in highly ordered energy, which plants use to grow, which plants are eaten by animals, etc.
We have never travelled away from a star, only hopped from one body orbiting a star to another. I don't know where you got that idea.
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+2 82. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Limits to Growth: Bacteria in a Bottle

#3 You are taking that 0.5% figure for population growth in 2050 and using that as a projection for the next 139 years. Yet I wrote that from 2020 with a 1% growth increase, it will have dropped to 0.5% in 30 years. See the problem with that?

The Earth's resources are being over-exploited by a small proportion of the population. It is consumerism that is the greater threat, and not the actual population.
The US outstrips all others in this category.

“With less than 5 percent of world population, the U.S. uses one-third of the world’s paper, a quarter of the world’s oil, 23 percent of the coal, 27 percent of the aluminum, and 19 percent of the copper,” he reports. “Our per capita use of energy, metals, minerals, forest products, fish, grains, meat, and even fresh water dwarfs that of people living in the developing world.”

The fossil fuel consumption of the average American is double that of the average Briton. It is 2.5 times that of the average Japanese. With only 5% of the population it produces half of the solid waste of the whole world.

So the planet would be soon doomed if this profligacy was to become a worldwide pattern. But this pattern was laid before we truly understood how we were pushing up against the limits of what the planet can support. Even granted the climate-change deniers, the understanding that we need to act in a more sustainable manner is being acted upon.

Again though, I will restate my original point which has been ignored. The analogy between the exponential growth of bacteria and the population growth of humans is a false analogy. Human growth is not exponential.
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+2 83. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Limits to Growth: Bacteria in a Bottle

Even though in the media they keep harping on about how the world will have to be able to deal with a much larger population in years to come we have been experiencing the most rapid decline in global population growth ever.
It isn't like that in all places, as in Sub-Saharan Africa. There the population is expected to double by 2050 and possibly quadruple by 2100.

By 2020 the relative population growth worldwide is in line to be just 1%, and if it follows this pattern it will be down to 0.5% in 2050.

If the video was an analogy to Earth's population, which it seems to be given the planet being used as an image then our growth is not exponential. A growth of 0.5% in population is what we had in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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0 84. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Car driver ‘DELIBERATELY running down a cyclist’

To be fair, they guy was cycling on the footpath.
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+4 85. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video THe History of Manners

Drugging someone's drink in order to rape them is not letting your manners slip.
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+1 86. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video BUGGY SKI plagne montalbert 3 Jean Yves Blondeau

#1 Not like that guy; it is that same guy.
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0 87. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video The future of fireworks ?

Is there any way to stop peoples comments appearing when posting links to Snotr in Facebook. You don't get to see which comment will appear beforehand, and in this case it was #2's.

The comment is fine in the context of the thread, but once in the post it appears as a negative byline.
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+1 88. Urmensch commented 4 years ago on video Guy demonstrates impressive mechanical saw that he invented himself

New inventions are often arrived at by combining older ideas.
Gutenburg came up with the printing press from the idea of combining a wine press with a coin punch.

Edit: I hadn't followed #15's link when writing my comment, and now I see that there are lots of variations on it in the sidebar to the sophisticated version in the link.
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+2 89. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video 101 years old lady loves the snow

At that age you must appreciate every chance to have those experiences. However old the body gets there's still a bit of the child left inside.
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0 90. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Skier Miraculously Survives 1,600 Foot Fall

I'm okay, he's says. Just before his board brains him.
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+10 91. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Laptop with some bugs

At one point we lived in a 20 floor tower block that had central heating for the whole block delivered through a central core in the building. Somehow we got cockroaches that quickly spread through the whole building.

The worst part was when it came to cooking. You always had to remember to turn on the grill over the hotplates first and leave it to become good and hot, so all the cockroaches hidden up there abandoned ship, jumping out.
If you forgot, as some people did now and again, after cooking food in a pot on a hotplate for about 15 minutes the heat rising was enough to get the cockroaches to bail, but this time into the pot of food you'd been stirring. That was it. Dinner in the bin. No matter how hungry you were you weren't eating that.
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+1 92. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Think you can play the guitar?

I've been getting some weird behaviour with the video player and I was wondering if anyone else has.
The videos autoplay but the click to play symbol shows on the screen and the play button on the player shows a triangle as if it isn't playing.
I've no idea why it might be. It isn't terribly serious as I just have to click on the screen to get rid of the message, just a little annoying.
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+4 93. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Choreographed Performance By 120,000 North Koreans

Something to tell the grandchildren.

"I was a pixel for Kim Jong Il."
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-1 94. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Turkish Ice Cream Man

"BTW most of this is tongue-in-cheek play talk."

Except the hateful stuff. That's meant in all seriousness.
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+1 95. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Muslim Boy Arrested After Bringing Homemade Clock To School

#15 Maybe the kid didn't make the clock but that stuff about mocking 9/11 is bullshit.
It is being passed around like it is true on all the right-wing sites.
I did a little checking myself. I'm in the UK and I was still able to find this:
http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2fj933/teshome-debela

That link shows that there is a company, one of whose directors is Aldean Mohamed, and that name came up in reports as the uncle, and not the father of the boy. The company's address is 8585 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75247

Go there on Google maps and guess what you find? The premises of the business are in a building called Twin Towers.

So if you really want to reach, you're going to have to claim that the uncle opened a business in a place with twin towers, called Twin Towers, in order to mock 9/11.

As far as I can make out, it's all wandering into nutjob illuminati conspiracy country, but with Muslims.

Edit: I took out a url I'd added for the Twin Towers because it borked the comment and didn't work. To confirm what I say just use that address in Texas in Google maps and you'll even get photos of the place.
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+3 96. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Nailed it

I was taught it aged about 5 years old when staying with my Welsh cousins. Every now and again when I see them they test me on it. I can still pronounce it.

Funny, because these days I can't remember if I turned the stove off or not half of the time.
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0 97. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Amazing Fire Snake

Throw in the right chants when the stars are just right and you can summon an elder god.
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+5 98. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video 3 day old baby Miniature horse chasing his friend

That's pretty adorable all right.
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+1 99. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Courageous Boy Receives World’s First Double Hand Transplant

#16 A fallacious ad hominem argument is one that attempts to substitute evidence against the person for evidence against the position.

This is what your have done here by immediately dissing the source instead of substance of the report.
You then post a right-wing leaning site to say a left-leaning site isn't a trustworthy source. Yet nothing on that link has any relevance to this issue.

It is the evidence that really matters, and not the source.

"I have watched the entire videos and the PP people are very careful in the words they use to obfuscate the business they are conducting. There is no doubt about what they are doing which is why Congress is investigating them , and they have also watched the entire videos."

Or they are clarifying their position against the obvious attempts of the video makers to get answers they can twist into the appearance of illegal organ trafficking, which was the whole intention of this.


They state they are not selling the tissues, but just recuperating the costs of the tissue donations. You are looking to poison the well, so you project onto them.
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+1 100. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Courageous Boy Receives World’s First Double Hand Transplant

http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/07/14/attack-on-planned-parenthood-3-deceptive-edits/204419

"Unedited Transcript: "Nobody Should Be 'Selling' Tissue. That's Just Not The Goal Here." The Center for Medical Progress also released a full transcript and longer version of the video with Dr. Nucatola -- featuring more than 150 minutes of additional footage -- which include crucial portions that were edited out. In one case, Nucatola says, "no affiliate should be doing anything that's not like, reasonable and customary. This is not- nobody should be 'selling' tissue. That's just not the goal here." From the Center for Medical Progress' transcript (emphasis added):"

"Video Jumps Nearly 8 Minutes In The Middle Of The Conversation About Money. In the short version of the video, a confusing exchange takes place misleadingly implying that at one point, Dr. Nucatola discussed the cost of the tissue, but timestamps on the footage reveal nearly eight minutes of conversation was removed:"

"But The Unedited Footage Reveals PPFA Official Was Discussing Reimbursement Costs For Legal Donation Process During Those Missing Minutes. The unedited video reveals the full context for Nucatola's cost comments. Right after the video jumps forward, Nucatola specifically references exact "shipping" and other associated costs which could legally be reimbursed, before discussing affiliates' general "bottom line" attempts to "break even":"
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0 101. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Courageous Boy Receives World’s First Double Hand Transplant

#9 If the videos are so damning then why are they so heavily edited?

Just as people don't get killed in order to supply organs for transplant, these abortions aren't happening to supply organs for medical research. Abortion is legal. Going on to then use the tissues to advance medicine is not an issue for me, or many others.

It's especially funny that conservatives who will go on and on about the wonders of capitalism will then squeal about the economics of abortion. Of course there is going to be a money aspect to this. Keeping tissues viable is not going to happen by putting them into your domestic refrigerator. It needs to be handled, stored and transported properly.

Talk of baby parts is just emotive bullshit. This tissue is from foetuses long before there is any brain activity that is even remotely capable of supporting consciousness.

You are such a stereotypical wingnut. All about the guns, and bullshit claims of Europe being already a caliphate, and now the planned parenthood crap.
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+1 103. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Only Northern Ireland is part of the UK. Not the Republic of Ireland.
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+8 105. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Welsh dancing seagull

#4 I think it has made a connection with doing its dance and getting the human to feed it.
Funnily enough, as kids of about 5 or 6, a group of us were playing one of those kid's games where you danced in a ring, singing. Suddenly loads of earthworms started to come up in the ring. We all totally thought we had magical powers.

At home later my uncle, who was well-read about the natural world, explained how the worms came up because the vibrations were like rain and so they didn't drown. I remember being a little disappointed it wasn't magic, but it was softened when he explained how birds learned to do it to fool the worms and eat them, and I thought that was really cool.
It is one of the few memories I have of that age.
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+8 106. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Would You Help A Lost Child?

Granko is trying to make an important point that not all paedophiles offend against children. There are what are called non-offending paedophiles, and the demonisation of all paedophiles makes it hard for these non-offenders to get treatment.

Recognising that these non-offenders exist is the first step to supporting them, and helping them achieve what they want, which is a life led without ever giving in to their urges. Just because they have these urges doesn't mean they can't also be moral people.

So yes, they will always be paedophiles. Recognising that is not a first step to permitting any boundaries to be crossed. It is just recognising a fact of life, and hopefully one day it can be treated successfully.
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+1 107. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Adaptive Gripper

Well that won't be giving a decent hand-job any time soon.
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+2 108. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Fireball engulfs partygoers at water park in New Taipei

So quick. That must have been terrifying.
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+24 109. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Handicapped parking Prank

I'm surprised the cop let him drive away like that. He had no visibility at all.
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+3 110. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Losing control!

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+7 111. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video After Sunset - Modern Laser Art

Pretty spectacular, especially at the end.
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+2 112. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Swiss Toni - Bicycle

It was from The Fast Show. A sketch show from back in the '90s.
Lots of really funny comedians on it.
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+3 113. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video A 3D Visualization Of The Anatomy Of A Tornado

Nice use of augmented reality.
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+3 114. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Small Waterproof Container Hack

The method of choice for hash oil. :)
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+2 115. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Orangutan Babysits Tiger Cubs

Apparently this is a ploy used by a place experts call a pseudo-sanctuary that's more about making money than really looking out for animals.
https://www.thedodo.com/sad-truth-orangutan-tiger-video-1141786065.html
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+4 116. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Maintaining Wembley Pitch

#2 This is the gist of what he says:
"One of the lads came up with the idea of a pre-germinated seed dustbin. We put several bags of seed in the wheelie bin. Fill it to the top with hot water, let it stand for six hours so the seed takes the moisture in, swells, and then we drain it.
And then we put in this cabinet." (He says 'we bob it in' which is probably a regional variation of 'pop it in').

"If you just look inside there's a couple of waterproof heaters, and it keeps this box at 25 degrees. So the seed stays in here for two days, until it sprouts, when we throw it out,"(here he says what sounds to me like, 'it's just sprutting off when we throw it out' which again would just a variation of sprouting), "we call it cotton wool balls. We put it on the pitch and you can see grass growing in three days."
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+2 117. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Natural cough sweets

#13 What you say about proteins is true. Perhaps degrade is the word rather that denature. It's a long time since I did chemistry so I'm a bit fuzzy on the exact terminology now.

It is good to have to try and think about these things now and then.
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+1 118. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Natural cough sweets

#8 I should have said denatured instead of boil off for the Vit C.
I know it breaks down with high temps and making syrup for sweets will usually be up around the 150 - 160 degree centigrade mark.

You're right, of course, about Vit C being hyped without any good evidence to back it up.
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+12 119. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Natural cough sweets

It's not true that honey becomes toxic when heated. This idea has its origin in Ayur Vedic medical ideas, but like a lot of these old ideas there is no scientific basis for it. The only toxic honeys come from bees who have fed on flowers that contain dangerous compounds.

Traditional nougat recipes use honey, I have made kilos of the stuff myself. It uses I cup of honey to two cups of sugar for the syrup, and it is boiled. Lots of recipes use honey that gets heated to high temps and no one gets poisoned.

It is true that most of the useful stuff like the vit C, and oils from the clove will have been boiled off the syrup.
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+1 120. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video The wrong way

It's an old joke and I guessed the punchline, but I liked it anyway.
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+1 121. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Daytime Fireworks

That's some fancy smog, that is.
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+4 122. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video The Lie We Live

What a load of bollocks. There was no big conspiracy by some THEY to control the rest of us.
Systems evolve, like everything else, and there are unintended consequences. Once the systems are in place there are always those who game the system.
People can be concerned about the environment, yet still go out and buy themselves that nice pair of trainers they want, even though they don't really need them.

We aren't that smart, when it really comes down to it. These 'inspirational' videos just give an emotional satisfaction that doesn't make any real change.

This is the same crap I've heard from every hippie I've ever known. None of them have ever done shit.
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+3 123. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Rescued baby bird returned to parents

#1 I recognised it as a plover, and when you described the behaviour it's the same.
I looked it up and see it is a type of plover. That's the first time I've heard the killdeer name.

The young are so vulnerable and usually survive because of the good camouflage.
I'm surprised they would survive at all in an urban setting.
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+1 124. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Jungle luge at its best

#14 Okay. You keep attacking my reasons for making my comments. Doing this, instead of actually looking at what I was saying, which was that your comment looked a racist one because it happens to be a stock racist talking point just deflects from my argument. Classic ad hominem.

If you investigated a bit you would see that I am not making something up here.

Google this phrase: < Africans "never invented the wheel" >

You'll see that the whole first page is basically racists repeating this trope, to support arguments of the inferiority of black Aficans.

If you actually addressed the argument, and saw that I had a valid point, maybe you would have reacted differently. Instead of going all out to make out I am just a troll out to cause trouble, you could have admitted that your musings had taken the same shape as one bandied about by racists.

If you are really not a racist, then you won't want to be going around saying stuff like this in ignorance of what it sounds like.
Or you can just keep being defensive, and impugning my motivations in commenting.
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+1 125. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Jungle luge at its best

#12 Yeah, right. I'm creating racism in your comment.
Even #5 commented on what it sounded like you were saying.

Nice try.
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-2 126. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Jungle luge at its best

#9 So now you've gone from asking, why "isolated tribes in Africa..." didn't, to "....why a tribe or group of people living in a tree infected area....." Disingenuous.

If you had asked the second version first there wouldn't have been a problem. The first version of the question is a common racist 'gotcha' to cast aspersions on the intelligence of sub-Saharan Africans.

Getting from rollers to wheels is all about the axles. The invention of the wheel happened relatively late, even if it was in the fourth millenium BC. Humans were already casting metals, building canals, sail-ships, and mastering all other manner of technical engineering. It probably had to wait for carpentry to develop, as in metal chisels and woodworking tools. Copper chisels and other such tools are only found from about 4000 BC in the Near East, with the wheel then coming around 3500 BC.

While in hindsight it might seem an obvious development, it was challenging enough that the evidence is it only happened once and then spread by diffusion.
So when people ask why didn't so and so invent the wheel, the implicit assumption seems to be that all of us who use the wheel invented it independently. We didn't.
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+4 127. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Jungle luge at its best

#3 I wonder why that thought occurred to you watching this video. These people are obviously not an isolated tribe that have come up with wheel-based vehicles out of the blue.

Modern scholarship puts the invention of the wheel in ancient Sumer.
No other culture came up the the wheel independently, but they borrowed it from other cultures who themselves borrowed it. It spread to the rest of us by diffusion.

The only other civilisation that got close to it was the ancient Mexicans, and they only used them in what were either toys or cult objects.

A smarter question would be why did the sub-Saharan Africans not borrow the idea of the wheel like all the rest of us did. But that question wouldn't be an implicit slur on the intelligence of sub-Saharan Africans.
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+2 128. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Astroturf

"Drown out a link between a medicine and a harmful side-effect, say vaccines and "autism."
She had me interested until there. The reality is that there was never any good evidence of a link here. I suspect she is anti-vaccine and from this I go looking. Tada: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/anti-vaccine-propaganda-from-sharyl-attkisson-of-cbs-news-2/

Her whole presentation is set up in such a way that any criticism of it can just be written off as astroturfing against her. This is David Icke level conspiracy-mongering.
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+5 129. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Prison escape...

Poor octopus must be confused. The video screen keeps saying: SEE, TOUCH, EXPLORE.
But when he tries to get out and do that he keeps getting pushed back into the tank.
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+2 130. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video He Wants You

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dennis_Prager
He has also started his own non-profit online program called Prager University which, keeping up with his paranoia around universities turning students into secular bisexual leftists, has the totally not bizarre motto "Undoing the damage of the University... five minutes at a time." It actually presents history and politics from a hard-right point of view, which includes rampant New Deal denialism, promotion of the Laffer curve, Europhobia, and an off the walls weird interpretation of liberalism.[42] Guest hosts on the site include Jonah Golberg and Amity Shlaes.
Prager also has a video explaining reasons marriage is healthy to a couple for non-legal reasons, which is kind of dickish given his position on gay marriage.[43]

Anyone who references the Daily Mail, as if it were a scientific source, and not what it is which is a right-wing rag that was all for that nice Mister Hitler, is ridiculous.
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+4 131. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Guy has seizure while skydiving

He mistook the meaning of Carpe Diem.

Well done that other man for pulling the ripcord in time.
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+2 132. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video No One To Play With

#9 In isolation, your joke made me laugh.

When read in sequence with comments #7 & #8 it takes on a creepier complexion, which made me laugh again. :D
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+7 133. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video Dog "Saves" his owner

Dogs probably thinking, "What is it with this guy and water? I can't turn my back on him but he's drowning again!"
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0 134. Urmensch commented 5 years ago on video The Making of Wooden Shoes

#15 I know that there are different names.

None of the other names are cognates for a verb in English, and one that describes the sound you'd make walking in clogs. That's why it struck me.
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+2 135. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video The Making of Wooden Shoes

#11 I didn't know that clogs were called klompen.
My mother used to scream at us boys for always clomping round the house.
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0 136. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video OC Robotics

When Skynet comes online we're fucked.
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-2 137. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video How To Uncork Champagne with a 50 Cal.

7# As regards comment #4, He said they drove around to the countryside, and being as he is Finnish I think it is likely he meant they drove around the countryside. He didn't say they were shooting from a moving vehicle.

If you are trying to make out that young Americans never actually shoot at living creatures, but only at inanimate targets I'd say it's your story that is bullshit.
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+2 138. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Dizzy Turkey

She really gave him the runaround.
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+2 139. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video YouTuber shows many "Hood Prank" videos on YouTube have a high possibility of being fake

Black Americans were nearly four times as likely as whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana possession in 2010, even though the two groups used the drug at similar rates, according to new federal data.

Just this one statistic points to endemic racism in the Justice system.

It is only if you presume an equal playing field that you can take seriously crime statistics. That presumption is not warranted.
How much white-collar crime goes unpunished? How many of the faces of all those bankers that flushed the economy through dodgy dealings were black?

One RAND Corporation study found that convicted African-Americans were more likely than whites to go to prison. And their sentences were longer. “This disparity,” the study concluded, “suggests that probation officers, judges, and parole boards are exercising discretion in sentencing or release decisions in ways that result in de facto discrimination against blacks.” De facto means the discrimination exists in fact, but without legal authority. It may not be intentional.
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+4 140. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Doug Stanhope on USA vs UK Violence

#5 We don't get many high school-age kids shooting up their schools, so the difficulty in getting your hands on a gun helps there.
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+1 141. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video New barrier to stop vehicles trying to ram into buildings

#3 I can't be sure but this barrier looks like it doesn't need to be fixed to the ground, so it might be just as portable as concrete blocks. Even if you'd need a crane rather that forklifts.
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+1 142. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video How about a spider snack...

I remember reading that eating spiders doesn't have a long tradition, relatively speaking. It supposedly started during the time of the Khmer Rouge, when there were bad food shortages, and only recently became popular.
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+8 143. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Bumpkey for the "Forever Lock"

Pity the sound seems dropped where the video show making the bump key.
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-1 144. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Banksy's New Movie Trailer- "Better Out Than In"

Who the hell is Bansky?
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-1 145. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video 2 Black Swan feed Koi fish

The suggestion that the swans are enjoying feeding the fish is not as preposterous as it might seem.

We know that birds and animals have reward circuits in their brains, so when they follow through and respond to stimuli they are 'rewarded' by these circuits in their brains.

Lacking the cognitive ability to know that without feeding them their young will die, evolution solves that problem with instincts triggered by gaping mouths, and rewarding the fulfilling of that desire by stimulating the pleasure centres in the brain of the parents. Without this reward system the parents wouldn't go through the hardships involved in bring up their young.

Humans are activating these same pleasure centres, which evolved for the same reasons in us, by eating foods and use of drugs.
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-1 146. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video 2 Black Swan feed Koi fish

Gaping mouths of baby birds trigger a feeding instinct in parents.
The gaping mouths of the fish trigger this same instinct and the swans react, putting food into their mouths.
The fish will have become used to being fed on the surface and won't care who does the feeding, the humans or the swans.
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+1 147. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Wanna see something amazing?

I accidentally discovered these lines years ago but never knew it was the vasculature; I'd always just thought it was an artefact created by messing with you eye.
This is really cool :D
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+2 148. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Two Blind Sisters See for the First Time

#2 Vitamin A deficiency is one very common cause of blindness in the Third World.
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+2 149. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video The Stun Gun Photoshoot

In my day you had to use peer pressure to get someone to piss on an electric fence.
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+1 150. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Making a "Butterfly" 3D end grain cutting board

It is almost too beautiful to use for chopping.
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+3 151. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Shore Googleglass App

I could see this being useful for people on the autistic spectrum who have difficulty reading facial cues.
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+5 152. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video ENTER PYONGYANG

So what if the people occasionally resort to eating their own children; the low volume of traffic and seemingly regular bus services more than make up for it.
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+4 153. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Magic Mushrooms against Cluster Headache

I couldn't help thinking that his mental attitude about the mushrooms must impact the trip. If he set things up properly, with the right lighting and music, he could make things so much more enjoyable.

He takes them in a very strange way, as if he must give himself a hard time because they're considered drugs. Perhaps he feels he has to do it in that way to avoid any possible accusations of only using his headaches as a pretext to get out of it.

I'm glad he at least gets relief from the headaches. They seem horrific. They closest I've ever come to something like that was a severe sunstroke; an experience I'd never wish to repeat.
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0 154. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Could you be a "Super Hero"?

#24 All of those links are from the right wing over here. The EDL are like the BNP and just the flip-side of the Muslim extremists here. They're both minority opinions and not representative.
Tommy Robinson was forbidden to enter Tower Hamlets as a condition of his bail. That is supposed to support your claim of no-go zones? Pathetic! One yob's bail conditions!

I live in London, in the middle of an area where 40% of the residents are Bangladeshi origin. Half the staff at my local Tesco are Muslims. All lovely people.
I went to college in the area where Anjem Choudrey tried to stop the restaurateurs, all Muslim, from selling alcohol. He arrived with his gang of yobs, and nobody listened. Just because they put up stickers saying it's a Sharia zone doesn't make it one. The stickers just get taken down. Anjem Choudrey is a clown.

There are no no-go areas. There have been isolated incidents of young Muslim idiots harassing people, but the Muslim communities themselves speak out against this and they are punished for their actions though the legal system.

You are a xenophobic bigot; I am wasting my time with you.
You are just the mirror image of the Muslims who are troublemakers. The irony of it all is that these Muslim twats point to people like you as an example of why they need to keep themselves separate and why they can never trust non-Muslims.
Bigots like you point to these Muslim gobshites and say this is why we can't trust any Muslims.

Except for one newspaper all the links are to websites with agendas. The one newspaper you link to is known as The Daily Heil here, because they supported the Nazis and Britain's fascists and have never really changed.

All of this is old news here, and nothing came of it. On the off-chance that you are more open-minded than your comments suggest, and not a bigot but just ill-informed then I'll link to a relevant humanist post that is more balanced.
http://blog.newhumanist.org.uk/2011/08/anjem-choudary-exploits-norwegian.html
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-3 155. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Could you be a "Super Hero"?

#19 The one thing really noticeable about all that was that you didn't offer one piece of evidence for these no-go zones in Britain. Go on. I'll wait.

You also ignore the link about how good the healthcare offered by the NHS is.

Stick to that first, and don't try to wriggle out of it by changing the subject to Iraq.
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-3 156. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Could you be a "Super Hero"?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/uks-healthcare-ranked-the-best-out-of-11-western-countries-with-us-coming-last-9542833.html

#14 Oh, and as far as Muslim "all the no - go areas already in London and all across the country", I'd like some evidence of even one. Not just the second-hand reporting in American press of the ravings of the BNP and other fascists. You get a handful of stupid young Muslim dickheads harassing people for drinking, or defacing a few posters at a bus-stop and suddenly its a no-go area.
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-2 157. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Could you be a "Super Hero"?

#14 You have swallowed all the right-wing American bullshit, haven't you?
Sharia health care? And you talk about ignorance! You Yanks are kept in line with the fear of a Muslim takeover now just like you were kept in line with the fear of Commies during the McCarthy era. Who is your representative? Michele Bachman?

#15 Let me spell out what I meant with that comment as you seem to have difficulty comprehending. There are no Home Depots in Africa. $200 or it's equivalent might temporarily clean up the street but it won't create real change without real infrastructure. The idea that the average American male could just swoop in and solve their problems is so ridiculous. It is a symptom of your overweening hubris.

Look at the state of Iraq after you lot. Good job.
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-3 158. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Could you be a "Super Hero"?

A guy looks at a load of effluent in some place in Africa and then says that any American male would look at that and say that a visit to Home Depot and $200 would fix it.

Seriously! Yeah because those Africans are too lazy to just go to their local Home Depot and get the sewage and sanitation infrastructure kit, which presumably costs $199.99. Fucking moron.

The irony of idiots calling other people sheeple when they parrot the same strawman arguments about socialism. There are many different forms of socialism and those of us who pay into it all benefit. The NHS is one example here in the UK.
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-5 159. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Could you be a "Super Hero"?

Jonas Salk gave away the vaccine. Damn socialist!
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+2 160. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video How To Make Pancakes Like A Druggie

#7 It's not orange juice, it's lemon juice. One simple way that pancakes are eaten in the UK is with a splash of lemon juice and sugar.

In Ireland we like a nice dollop of butter along with that.

Probably done this way to tie it in with the drug theme as lemon juice is also used by heroin addicts as part of the prep.
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+5 161. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Best use of the Oculus so far

Looks fun. I'd like the arms to be extended more. That looked like it would become a little cramped too quickly.
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+5 162. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Corgi only listens to owner when he talks like The Beatles

It sounded like Mr Burns off Simpsons rather than any of the Beatles
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+1 163. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video 100 Days of Dance

Marks for the edits. Pretty accurately placed.
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+1 164. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Bike Draft - 124 km/h

The sense of entitlement when he waved that bus full of people to overtake.
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+1 165. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Cat is very happy to see his owner after being 3 days alone

#6 My cat does exactly the same things when I'm away for any length of time. He walks up and looks me in the eye just so he's sure he has my attention and then turns his back to me and sits there for ages before walking away without looking back.
Literally the cold shoulder.
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+2 166. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Killer whales chase a speed boat

Seeing this always makes me more uneasy about propeller injuries to the orcas than anything else.
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+6 167. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Fill your water heater with instant coffee

Mmmm! Lukewarm instant coffee!
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+2 168. Urmensch commented 6 years ago on video Insane paragliding

So that's where all those mucky footprints on the roof of my Greek holiday villa came from!
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+5 169. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video The HUGE difference between empathy & sympathy explained

#2 Empathy is more important in those situations where there is nothing you can do to make things better. There is no deliberate action to be taken.
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+2 170. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Chemical Reaction NH4Cr2O7 + HgSCN

This is the incense that's burned on Cthulhu Day.
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+4 171. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Monkey teaches Human how to Crush Leaves

Monkey must have been thinking how to gainfully employ these primates just standing and gawking at them.
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+14 172. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Do I control my brain or does my brain control me?

“I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.” Emo Philips
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+10 173. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Magpie playing with a dog

I've hand-reared a few magpies until they were ready to release. They are really intelligent and a great laugh to have around. The last one liked to roost up in the pelmet of the curtains, and would swoop down and snatch stuff from you if you turned your back for a moment.
If there was something you seemed to like, he wanted it. It made it difficult to have a doobie as he'd glide down and snatch the hash, with his wing-beats sending papers and tobacco flying.
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+3 174. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Bricklayer With Mad Skills

I've seen these roofs from beneath and they're so beautiful. I always wondered about their construction. Great to see how it's done and I'm even more impressed now.
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+4 175. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video The Making Of 'Gutter Oil'

Aah! The solution to the fatbergs the size of a bus that are found in the sewers of London. Once you filter out the wetwipes, sanitary products and condoms of course.
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+5 176. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Kid climbs fridge

The lengths some kids go to so as not to have to share their toys....!
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0 177. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Fake Lettuce

I've seen this in Asian restaurants in London too. I was very impressed with the realism of the models.
Nice to see an example of one in the making.
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+1 178. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Who knew 3D Printing Could be So Easy?

Yaay! Now I can take a piece of plastic crap made in China and lovingly reproduce it for many, many times the price of the original.
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+6 179. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Legendary Piano

Looks like something a hobbit would play.
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-3 180. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Just your average fishing trip... or is it?

Cats are not 'torturing' their prey; they are responding to their instincts. They are stimulated by certain types of movement. If you hide you hand under a cloth and move it as a small animal would it stimulates the same response. The cat isn't smart enough to comprehend it's your hand and will attack.

The biting, batting and biting again is part of the cat's repetoire of hunting tactics. Many of the animals they hunt bite back. They tire out their prey with bites and such before moving in for the kill. Cats who are fed may get what they need to eat, but the instincts to hunt are just as much a need that they seek to satisfy. In these circumstances they may keep this behaviour up longer, but not out of a need to cause pain and suffering, which they wouldn't even be capable of understanding, but just because they are responding to the need for stimulation. Just as when they act out their disembowelling actions on a teddy bear, the fact it isn't alive doesn't matter.

Dogs will also slaughter a whole nest of rabbits because it stimulates them, just as they will chase and worry sheep until the sheep drop dead.

It is projection to say cats and dogs are being cruel in these circumstances as they don't have the cognitive capacity to understand their actions in such terms.
Trapping and shooting cats on the other hand, if done out of animus against them because they are believed to be 'cruel' is wrong. It is likely an excuse for the humans to act on their own cruel urges and excuse it by making out cats somehow 'deserve it'.
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+2 181. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Self-Recognition in Apes

#6 & #9, Given the rate that the great apes are being wiped out research like this might actually save them. If science can show they experience self-awareness similar to our own it may make it easier to give them special protections.
Many of these apes will have been bred in captivity so they haven't known a different life. I'm not saying it's the best life they could possibly have, only that some real good may come from it.
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+2 182. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Seagull Tap Dancing

It reminds me of the time, around the age of 5 or so, a large group of us kids were playing Ring Around the Rosie, and other such games and after some time suddenly all these worms started coming up out of the earth. We in our ignorance thought we had discovered a magical way to summon the worms.

I was so excited and ran home to tell of our powers. Then my uncle burst my bubble, explaining that it was a survival mechanism in the worms because the vibrations of our dancing feet would be like rainfall and they were just coming to the surface so as not to drown. :P
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+2 183. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video What a voice!

Lucky he wasn't born a few centuries ago in Italy, or other parts of Europe. They had a little 'operation' they carried out so as not to risk losing a voice like that with the onset of puberty.
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+61 184. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Neighbour of the year picks up 17 year old from School in a Lamborghini, then matches and doubles al

Honestly, I think the guy who made this is an arsehat.
He gives personal information about the girl, and her alcoholic mother, then videos the trip to pick her up at her school. Even if we don't see her, all her schoolmates will remember the car and who got the ride.

He might think he comes off as a great guy doing something awesome for someone less fortunate; I htink he comes off as a right douchebag.
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+1 185. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Experiment shows how warm and cold water interact.

Muslims like to point to this phenomenon and say that the Quran has scientific knowledge. It only shows their ignorance of the Babylonian myths that were first plagiarised by the Jews to create Genesis, and the Jews were plagiarised by Mohammed in the Quran.
In the Babylonian myth, in the beginning there was only Apsu, the sweet water ocean and Tiamat, the salt water ocean. Apsu was male and Tiamat was female. The god Marduk, one of the children of Tiamat, killed her and split her into two. The upper half of Tiamat was fixed onto the sky to keep the waters above in place.

This myth was an attempt to explain the origin of salty water in the sea, and sweet water that fell from the sky and formed rivers. The idea was that there was a sweet water ocean above, separated by 'the firmament' and this ocean was the source of rain.
Marduk was the first to separate the waters above from below. Then he created the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars. Finally man was created. The Jews stole the story and claimed their god did it, only to have the Arabs claim it later on behalf of their god Allah, as #7 shows in the quote.
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+29 186. Urmensch commented 7 years ago on video Huge building jump 5 stories up with a helmet mounted camera!

Jumping from those heights, it's probably not even worth carrying a donor card.
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+7 187. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video Better than a toilet plunger

"Churning the dookie butter..." snork
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+15 188. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video DMX "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"

This is the guy that does the voices for Marge Simpson's sisters, yeah?
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+25 189. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video This Iraqi Guy Loves His Job

@(removed comment)
Your comment about the radio station made me laugh as much as the video.

"Hey Mister DJ, put a record on I want to dance to the muezzin."
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+15 190. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video Polish Upside Down House

@3
LOL, That went right over your head.
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+8 191. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video Strange Delicacy

The next time someone starts going on about the wisdom of Traditional Chinese medicine just show them this.

Bleuuugh!!
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+8 192. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video Tron-ish dance

Wow! really excellent stuff.

Though now I want some psilosybin.
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+3 193. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video Alaskan Husky Exercise Wheel

In medieval homes they used to have a similar setup to turn meat on a spit, and there was even a special breed of small dog to turn it.

The breed disappeared once there was no longer any use for it.
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+1 194. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video Crab amputates own limb

I've been a vegetarian all my life so I've never eaten crab.

Now I'm thinking I could maybe snip off just a claw at a time from a few and leave them to regrow. It would be like foraging, as long as they don't feel much pain.
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+5 195. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video How to get the girl of your dreams

The moral of the story is that lots of money or beautiful looks are neither good measures of character and worth as a human being.
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+1 196. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video The Creepiest Guy In The World

Not for me. I don't even like it when the sheets are tucked in tightly on my bed.
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+4 197. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video Bungee jumper's cord snaps

Wow! Not only did she have her bungee cord snap, but she fell into crocodile infested water.
That's a story to drink out on for many years to come.
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+14 198. Urmensch commented 8 years ago on video People are Boring

This was just what I needed. I never saw this particular routine and I've been laughing really hard the whole way through.
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+11 199. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Watch the flight of a bumble bee

#2,
The old myth that "bumblebees shouldn’t be able to fly" was based on calculations using the aerodynamic theory of 1918-19, only 15 years after the Wright brothers made the first powered flight. So, while these early theories suggested that their wings were too small to create sufficient lift, since then scientists have made huge advances in understanding aerodynamics and how different kinds of airflow can generate lift.
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+5 200. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Grammar nazi

#6
The ACHE problem is not relevant; the sketch is about aitch.
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+2 201. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video how a microwave works

#2 Butter is about 20% water, but it's better to just use the defrost setting to soften it.
Though I normally put in a bowl with an inch of water and put the butter on a plate above the bowl. That way the water is heating the plate from beneath as well.
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+2 202. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Cat massaging dog

Don't be fooled. The cat just heard about Kobe beef and thought why not apply the same techniques to a dog.
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-1 203. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Sleeping dog

#25 Thanks for the previous link to help. I just donated.
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+19 204. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Sleeping dog

I agree with those saying there is something wrong here. A dog wouldn't be falling asleep like that unless it was being forced to stand in the water and can't lie down to sleep naturally.
This is really upsetting!
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-2 205. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Earth temperature anomalies from 1800 to 2009

#20 With more data comes more certainty. And also, it's a myth that the scientific consensus was the Earth was cooling in the 70s.

http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/Myth-1970-Global-Cooling-BAMS-2008.pdf
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+2 206. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Brain scientist explains how she felt her stroke as it was happening

#21 "Don't be so negative, man"

Sorry if I harshed your buzz :)
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+4 207. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Brain scientist explains how she felt her stroke as it was happening

#5
The claim that DMT is excreted or produced by the pineal gland is pseudo-scientific speculation.
The link you give to the pineal gland on wikipedia says nothing about DMT.
Hippy-dippy speculation isn't research.
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+2 208. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Last warning: leave NOW !!!

I read that more and more polar bears are coming down from the Russian Arctic. People think that the melting ice means their hunting grounds are just not able to support them and hunger is forcing them to travel, even into cities.
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+2 209. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video LEGO 3D Milling Machine - "3D Printer"

Is that piece of hardware really available as part of Lego's kit?
If so, it has really moved on from the Lego I played with as a child.
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+8 210. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video The power of friction

I never heard of such a thing as friction welding but once you've seen it you realise what a simple and clever idea it is.
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+4 211. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Ukraine's got talent children performance

That was wonderful; I am impressed :)
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0 212. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Cure for leukemia using harmless HIV

If HIV becomes a successful means to treat many diseases genetically it won't be long before all the shit-heads who claimed AIDS was a punishment from God will change their tune and claim it was a gift.
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+1 213. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Wireless data from every light bulb

Pity all the paranoids who will now have to pull their tinfoil hats down over their eyes to stop the CIA beaming thoughts into their heads through the table lamps, and who'll end up bumping into everything.
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+4 214. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Fail Compilation June 2011

I can't help wondering whether the guy whose parachute wrapped round him as he leapt off that cliff survived or not.
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0 215. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Kid playing with bug in his mouth

That reminds me of my cousin who, when she was around four and five years old, used to enjoy freaking adults out by walking up to them, showing them a large snail and then putting it between her teeth and biting down on it smiling all the while.
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-10 216. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video The battery man

Fascinating, though I don't know about electicity being used for sinus, back problems and migraine. Seems to just be a throwback to the time they though electricity was kind of magical.
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+5 217. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video This is why we love Poland

What the fuck is that crocodile thing at 4:54 ?
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+5 218. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Pepsi end of the world commercial

I wish they wouldn't dance at the end of these commercials. It's just so wrong.
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+8 219. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Amazing Goshawk ability

I've always wanted nictating eyelids.
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+3 220. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Spectacular Landing Gear Solution

@12 I was wondering about that. I have never learnt Portuguese but speak Italian and Spanish, and I could understand nearly everything he said.
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+1 221. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Lets Do It

Douchebag twobytwo has switched 'nyms to mmnmm in order to spam.
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+2 222. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Lets Do It

twobytwo has posted ten comments all with the same spam.
Can we be rid of it already?
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+2 223. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Quadrotor Ball Juggling

Fuck jetpacks, I want my own personal one of these.
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+9 224. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Greg Valentino

I laughed when, at the end, he said he was self-conscious about the scar on his bicep. Because it looked so great beforehand.
Ugh!
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+4 225. Urmensch commented 9 years ago on video Giant Smoke Rings

#(removed comment) Don't use commenting as a pretext to shill woo-woo homeopathic products.
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+5 226. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Rat chases cat

It could be the case that it's infected with Toxoplasma gondii which alters the brains of rats and manipulates the behaviour making the rat unafraid of cats. This leads to them being more likely to get killed and eaten by the cats thus passing on the T. gondii to the cats.
It is how T. gondii has evolved to help spread itself.
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+4 227. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Very real looking robot

#13 You could say that about any of us, just rip off your face and you'll not be that attractive either.
Underneath that skin is just a skull!
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+4 228. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Base Jump off the Death Swing

#6 Someone has done a remix of Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana.
I don't know this particular one; Quite a few remixes have been done of it.
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+5 229. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Insane Gymnastics Routine with Ball

That was wonderful. I'm really impressed
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+3 230. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Finding a Way To Escape the Crisis

#10 I hope you meant that cocaine is cut with baby formula and not what you said.

Otherwise I'd hate to be trying to get your kids down to sleep after a feed.
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+1 231. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video When Deer Attack

LOL at the couch ninjas saying he should have just taken out the deer with a well-aimed kick.
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-1 232. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Monster Energy Fred Crosset Urban Trial

Look forward to the fails as less skilled twits try this
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0 233. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Fail Compilation September 2010

#28 At least the found it for dogs
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+61 234. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Ant Hurricane

It's an ant death spiral. It only occurs in army ants and they get confused following the scent of the leader. They will keep turning until they die of exhaustion.
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+9 235. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video MIT's Seaswarm

#3
I'd imagine that the fabric would have a maximum capacity and that once reached it would be swapped out with more fabric while the oil-soaked fabric would be taken away, heated, have the oil extracted, and then be re-used later.
It says that the fabric is re-usable and it would defeat the purpose if ambient temperature was enough to release the oil captured.
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+9 236. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video A warm welcome...

If there were any people who suffered with coulrophobia those clowns would have been a nightmare come true.
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+9 237. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Oldest Man In The World Talks About His Life

"Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say."
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+8 238. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Bizarre Effect

Really cool.
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+10 239. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Tripod Fish

The world is full of such weird creatures. And they keep finding more all the time.
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+35 240. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Steve, are you with me ???

Let's hope Steve never goes for a pilot's licence.
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+2 241. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video 21st century enlightenment.

How on Earth can anyone watch that video and then suggest reading Deepak Chopra?
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+18 242. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Pea Plant Grows In Man's Lung

Well the lesson here is to always cook your peas well before inhaling
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+2 243. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Chinese traffic accident compilation

Is the lack of all road signs and traffics the latest attempt at population control since the failure of the one child policy?
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0 244. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video The Sarcastic Fringehead

I remember these guys on Sesame Street. The Yip Yips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fQaj31Wtko
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+7 245. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video What's it like to experience schizophrenic symptoms?

I knew this guy who was a little odd and easily got paranoid.
He hated his mother and used to tell us that he had a brother who was schizophrenic and he'd tell us all the crazy shit his brother got up to.
After years we eventually met someone who grew up with him and it turned out he had no brother.
Basically everything he'd told us about the brother was actually about him.
We never were sure if he knew that he had no brother and it was his way of talking about himself but not freaking us out or if he had split off that part into someone else.
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+30 246. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video High wind footlaunch

I want one.
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+2 247. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Silbo, the whistle-based language.

I was on holidays in La Gomera and there was a woman directly across the road from our villa who would communicate with her husband using this language.
It was awesome.
Great that it's being taught in the schools now because then they were worried it was dying out.
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+4 248. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Bmx fall

That was horrible. I felt sick to the stomach.
Hope he recovered.
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0 249. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Raven Attacks RC Plane

Stroppy little peckerwood!
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+2 250. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video How to make mochi

#4
I've had green mochi made with mugwort. I have never heard of wasabi mochi but it could be.
I had wasabi ice-cream which I liked. I'd eat wasabi with everything. Didn't particularly like mochi though. It was like bubble-gum made from rice. Weird.
I did see that someone came up with the idea of putting mochi in a waffle iron and it crisped up. I'd try that. The Japanese have even made a special waffle iron for it and they call them moffles.
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+64 251. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video super bici ...bicicletoide..

I want to see it go downhill.
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+3 252. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Drunk girl at 7Fest

Where are Greenpeace when you need them?
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+2 253. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video walking assist

I wonder, does it have a drunk person mode?
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+1 254. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Fire Tornado

That was just Jehovah doing his pillar of fire thing.
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+23 255. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Sailing In a Castle (Inflatable)

Did that twit shout out Barack Obama when he saw the American boat?
Muppet!
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+1 256. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video CMA Mental Arithmetic Demo

I was always jealous of this skill when I heard of it. I so wish I had learnt to calculate with an abacus when young.
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+6 257. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Cat Machine Gun

#15
If you've seen all that shit then tell me where you live. Just so I know never to visit.
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+4 258. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Awesome boat lift

Great engineering
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+2 259. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video The Monster

Now that truely is awesome.
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0 260. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Anti-homosexuality tape from Uganda

Christians obssess about Biblical taboos against homosexuality because it is something they can all get behind with no cost to themselves.

They ignore all the other things considered taboo, like eating shellfish, wearing cloth of two fabrics and the rest, and especially ignore where Jesus says to give all your wealth away to the poor and to forgive those who trespass against you.

No, because that might mean they should go without that nice new house or car or hairdo and instead give to charity, or not bitch about how someone slighted them or jumped the queue at the supermarket.

Pathetic.
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+7 261. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Fishing tv show bloopers

I hate fishing but I'd watch that show just for the laughs.
What a clown!
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+5 262. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Perception

#8
While I'm not postive, I think it's Tamil, spoken in the south of the Indian subcontinent.
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+8 263. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video 4 Minutes Of BBC News Blunders

Lol at the parabolic mirror that could roast pigeons mid-flight.
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+6 264. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Cold lava :D

Frazil ice. That's a new one on me.
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+29 265. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Drama Queen

"That'll teach her to say no when I ask for a puppy!"
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+2 266. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video the diva song from "fifth element"

I was impressed. Especially considering that the last part of the aria is actually synthesized.
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+1 267. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Quick thinking adult saves playing kid from fall.

That kid was very lucky. You can't take your eyes off them for even a moment.
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+1 268. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Google Chrome ad

#16
You know what's said about Internet Explorer. It's only good for downloading another browser.
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0 269. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Bowling is sadistic!

Only the little freak going 'Wheeee!!' made it worth watching.
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+18 270. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Auping pillows

Better to use a memoryfoam pillow.
Of course, don't forget to wait for the impression of the face to disappear before you call for help.
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0 271. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video 10 Craziest Child Preachers

Isn't child abuse so hilarious :(
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-3 272. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Fun With Toothpaste

#17
Please, fuck off and don't try to use this site to spread paranoid bollox about flouride. Or 'chem' trails or WiFi or any of the other lunacies you yanks seem fond of promulgating.
There is plenty of places on the internet for you lot to get together and wank yourselves into a frenzy about the New World Order, illuminati, underpants gnomes, etc.
Ffs.
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+2 273. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Sitting down without a chair

It must have been terribly uncomfortable to hold that one position for hours.

Ironic that the slogan said 'Choose your personal kind of comfort'.
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+3 274. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Dumbest tattoos ever

Besides the really awfully executed ones, getting a character from a film tattooed onto your body always struck me as one of the worst decisions anyone could make.
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+2 275. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Making the Google Chrome Speed Tests

Does Chrome load a page as quickly as I got bored of that video?
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+5 276. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Retired making pranks

That was great. I really loved him dumping the cranky old biddy into the rubbish bags.
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+3 277. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video The Feather-Legged Bug

Yum. Ant slurpie!
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+6 278. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Glad I don't smoke

The premise is stupid because impotent men often experience hatred directed at women and can violently rape women with objects instead.
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+9 279. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Evangelical TV: Mom spanked the gay out of me

This guy has to be taking the piss out of the evangelicals
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+3 280. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Jozin z bazin

I must agree with others that the beardie weirdie rocked.
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+5 281. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Skateboarding

An efficient way to take yourself out of the gene pool.
Give that man a Darwin Award.
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+1 282. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Uphill Maniacs

Humans coming up with ever more inventive ways to win the Darwin awards.
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+5 283. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Best Idea Ever

Well, laziness is the mother of creativity. Always looking for an easier, less time-consuming way to do things.
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+3 284. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Kid falls off horse and is attacked by crazy ostrich

Birds might be the last living dinosaurs but they haven't all forgotten what it was like when they ruled the Earth.
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-2 285. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Paypal - The new iPhone app

Cue the crazy Christians who will see PayPal as the mark of the beast and the New World Order under the Anti-Christ.
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-1 286. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Freestyler

I enjoy seeing how other cultures put their own twist on things.
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+1 287. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Typical Male

It wasn't until I saw him with his shirt off that I knew it wasn't actually a drag king.
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+15 288. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Wake-up Prank

Fucking idiotic. :(
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+2 289. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Still Face Experiment

#15
Duh. If your cat is looking for attention that means it's looking for social interaction. The social cues of cats are subtle. That doesn't mean they don't exist.
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+39 290. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Cat catches bat out of the air

Those mice aren't safe, even in the air!
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+2 291. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video The Father

I'm sold. Tomorrow I'm having a vasectomy.
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+4 292. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video So you think that you can fly?

Now that was excellent!
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+2 293. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video When its too cold to fly...

I would regularly see the same pigeon on one line of the London Underground. It always seemed to be the same stations, to and from them. The funniest part was how relaxed it was with people standing beside it.
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-1 294. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Narrow parking skills

#10
Someone tried to explain the difference to me years ago.
I went and found this.

"Today the province of Limburg still has a Governor and to say to someone from Limburg or Friesland that he or she is from Holland, is considered an insult. They are not! They consider themselves to be from the Netherlands. They even have their own language."

To call the Netherlands Holland would be like calling Great Britain England.
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-4 295. Urmensch commented 10 years ago on video Narrow parking skills

#5
A little off topic, but is Vlaams part of the Netherlands?
As I understand it, the Netherlands is Holland and some other areas.
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+6 296. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Policeman faces death

Then bring him in back away from the cameras and teach him a little lesson about pulling a knife on a policman.
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+6 297. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Never kiss the guy during a stare down

At least buy the guy dinner first.
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+1 298. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Christmas Shoes

"I died for your sins but those pumps are unforgivable!" is such a great line.
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0 299. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Muppets: Ringing Of The Bells

This is almost as good a version as that sung by those other muppets, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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0 300. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Rollerblading

#5 you had me convinced when you used the term 'chicks'.
Everyone knows only straight men call women chicks.
The only thing that would have convinced me more would be if you said you were hangin' with the ladies.
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+2 301. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Extreme christian view of Pokemon

#34
Don't you think someone as crazy as this will also consider elves to be satanic?
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+3 302. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Chinese Factory

#11
You reckon they have so many surplus people they use them as crash test dummies?
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0 303. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video English guard FAIL

#16
"a job that he will be amen sly proud to carry out"
'immensely proud'
Nice eggcorn there scraggydoo >:)
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-3 304. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Jon Stewart owns Fox "News" Channel

Is there no way to sue Fox under the trade descriptions act?
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+39 305. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Baby Scared by his Own Fart

It was the Dad who farted.
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0 306. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Huge water bill explanation

We taught our cat to poop in the loo. We just never managed to teach him to flush.

We could have used this one to teach by example.
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+2 307. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Lucky train inspector

@9 I think you mean Voilà ;)
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+3 308. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video This would make a great Halloween costume

Hope there are no Mechophiles about who try to slip him one in the tailpipe >:)
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0 309. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Superior Motion Control

Forget the monkey butler, I want a robot one.
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+2 310. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video This is one lucky baby!

No miracle because no interruption of the laws of physics.
Just dumb luck.
Still glad the baby is oday though.
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+3 311. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Your business card is #$@!

"Life is not about being liked, it's about being effective."

What if, as with this muppet, you're neither?
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0 312. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video White Blood Cell Chases Bacteria

My name is Legion: for we are many.
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+8 313. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Cameraman 'shagged by a rare parrot'

It's not surprising it's a rare parrot if it's that bad at finding suitable mates.
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+3 314. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Magic Poop Collector

I wouldn't subject my dog to the indignity of a placcy bag on his arse.
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+6 315. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Steel frame building demolish

Every time I hear some idiot refer to Zeitgeist I curse modern video technology.
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+5 316. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Extremely long tongue

Reminds of the joke of the the two guys who don't get why a rather ugly guy is surrounded by lots of sexy women, hanging on his every word.
Then the guy smooths out his eyebrows with his tongue.
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+1 317. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video 1958 Disney animation predicting the future

Imagine how fat Americans would be if this had come true.
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0 318. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Parkour fail

Parkour Lesson No.1 Identify and avoid brittle corrugated roofing material.
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-4 319. Urmensch commented 11 years ago on video Folding gun

Freaks!!
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+1 320. Urmensch commented 12 years ago on video Leather Pounds

There were so many gems in that series, it's a pity it was so short.

Like when Manny says "I thought you were, actually... Gay, I mean."

And Bernard says "So did I for a bit. Then I found out about the prohibitive standards of hygiene. And all that DANCING"
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+2 321. Urmensch commented 12 years ago on video Bladder Buddy

That made me laugh so hard I weed myself.
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0 322. Urmensch commented 12 years ago on video Baybe cake

Nom nom nom nom nom
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+6 323. Urmensch commented 12 years ago on video Guy fails at jumping through basketball hoop

He might still have won himself a Darwin Award though depending on the damage to his nads.
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0 324. Urmensch commented 12 years ago on video Monumental Video Projection

Very beautiful stuff. Can't help wondering though how long it'll take someone to turn it to shit using it for advertising.
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+3 325. Urmensch commented 12 years ago on video Banned commercial

Yeah, it's from a British sketch show but I can't remember which off the top of my head.