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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Magna » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:23 pm

dhkendall wrote:
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Queen Elizabeth II announced that Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession, will be passed over and William and Kate will be the next King and Queen of England.

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/royal-a ... soc_trk=fb
Do you have an official source? I wasn't able to find anything other than these dubious sites. BBC, CBC, etc. have nothing on this.
On the other hand, this site appears to have debunked the story:

https://www.gossipcop.com/prince-willia ... england/#0
As has (the somewhat more reliable than gossipcop.com) Snopes (see the second half of the article)
I saw the retirement/skipping over Charles thing announced on the front page of several supermarket celeb magazines, so apparently they were taken in too. At least nobody announced that Batboy was the new heir apparent.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:05 pm

The skipping over Charles thing seems to pop up from time to time. Assuming he outlives his mother, I believe he will be the next king.
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Post by triviawayne » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:54 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:05 pm
The skipping over Charles thing seems to pop up from time to time. Assuming he outlives his mother, I believe he will be the next king.
He believes it too
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Post by Volante » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:34 am

Okay...I think the UK royal line of succession has been firmly established...it wasn't even something that happened!

In other news, Steve Bannon is out as "chief strategist" and the cast of Comedy Central's The President Show gets shuffled yet again. (Mario Cantone was an awesome Scaramucci)

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:33 pm

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(Mario Cantone was an awesome Scaramucci)
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Post by Bamaman » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:23 pm

Jerry Lewis is dead at 91.
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Taylor Swift album out on November 10th: Reputation

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Post by arjavrawal » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Taylor Swift album out on November 10th: Reputation
That first song was a cover of "I'm Too Sexy" and a Kanye diss track to boot. Ugh.

Anyways.

Seb Gorka is out at the White House.
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Post by Volante » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:43 pm

arjavrawal wrote:
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Seb Gorka is out at the White House.
And speaking of the White House, Trump has pardoned (Former) Sheriff Joe (Arpaio) of Maricopa County

Sheriff Joe is also the only reason I know of Maricopa County (Phoenix) in the first place...

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Post by triviawayne » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:54 am

arjavrawal wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Taylor Swift album out on November 10th: Reputation
That first song was a cover of "I'm Too Sexy" and a Kanye diss track to boot. Ugh.

Anyways.

Seb Gorka is out at the White House.
that is not a cover song, a cover song is a remake. Not sure what this would be called, as it doesn't seem like sampling either, but definitely not a cover song.

She did give Right Said Fred a writing credit though.
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Post by alietr » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:35 am

Hurricane Silikovitz Harvey strikes the Texas coast.

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:37 pm

alietr wrote:
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Hurricane Silikovitz Harvey strikes the Texas coast.
At least it's not a worldwide h-bomb.
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Post by arjavrawal » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:07 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:43 pm
arjavrawal wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm
Seb Gorka is out at the White House.
And speaking of the White House, Trump has pardoned (Former) Sheriff Joe (Arpaio) of Maricopa County

Sheriff Joe is also the only reason I know of Maricopa County (Phoenix) in the first place...
Maricopa is also one of the hottest places in the country I believe.
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Post by Bamaman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:46 pm

arjavrawal wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:43 pm
arjavrawal wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm
Seb Gorka is out at the White House.
And speaking of the White House, Trump has pardoned (Former) Sheriff Joe (Arpaio) of Maricopa County

Sheriff Joe is also the only reason I know of Maricopa County (Phoenix) in the first place...
Maricopa is also one of the hottest places in the country I believe.
My son considered going to college there and went out for a visit. A few days in Phoenix in June convinced him it wasn't a place he wanted to spend the next four years of his life.
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Post by Volante » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:04 pm

Surprisingly absolutely no one who thought logically about the thing, Floyd Mayweather Jr beats Conor McGregor with a TKO in the 10th. Mayweather now has a 50-0 record, passing Rocky Marciano's 49-0.

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Post by arjavrawal » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:02 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:46 pm
arjavrawal wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:43 pm
arjavrawal wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm
Seb Gorka is out at the White House.
And speaking of the White House, Trump has pardoned (Former) Sheriff Joe (Arpaio) of Maricopa County

Sheriff Joe is also the only reason I know of Maricopa County (Phoenix) in the first place...
Maricopa is also one of the hottest places in the country I believe.
My son considered going to college there and went out for a visit. A few days in Phoenix in June convinced him it wasn't a place he wanted to spend the next four years of his life.
My dad's brother recently visited the US with his family for the first time ever. Part of their trip was a visit to the good ol' Grand Canyon. As we were descending onto the runway at Sky Harbor my cousin began complaining about how it was getting hotter and hotter.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm

Sue Grafton's latest Kinsey Millhone novel goes back to the old naming convention, Y is for Yesterday.

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Post by Volante » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:32 am

I knew I was forgetting something...

Turns out the Babylonians were studying trigonometry before the Greeks.
https://gizmodo.com/deciphered-ancient- ... 1798426017
Australian scientists have managed to crack the code of a mysterious 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing a level of mathematical sophistication that pre-dates the ancient Greeks by a whopping 1,500 years.

This Babylonian tablet, known as Plimpton 322, is the world’s oldest—and most accurate—trigonometric table...
Luckily for Pythagoras, there's no new name we can say discovered "a^2+b^2=c^2" so math books are safe...*dramatic sting*...for now.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:34 am

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," (featuring Justin Bieber) will mark its 16th week at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart released tomorrow (I think), tying the record set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" in 1995-6. However, it will most likely be knocked from the Number 1 spot next week by Taylor Swift's new single, "Look What You Made Me Do", depriving it of a record-breaking 17th week at the top spot.

Every time I click back to Billboard.com, it plays a little snippet of Despacito, which until today I had head exactly none of.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/colum ... tin-bieber

http://www.billboard.com/articles/colum ... -1-hot-100

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Post by arjavrawal » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:07 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:34 am
Every time I click back to Billboard.com, it plays a little snippet of Despacito, which until today I had head exactly none of.
Interesting story: At the global leadership conference I was at this summer, every night we had a thing called "scholar networking" basically where we all gathered in the dining hall/ballroom to use the hotel wifi and just do stuff. They played music, and EVERY NIGHT we were greeted to Despacito on repeat, with all 350 of us singing along. Fun times.
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