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My youngest daughter and I are in tears. We went to Notre Dame twice. To think of it burning down breaks our hearts. So much history lost.

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The Notre dame is an incredible building with plenty of cultural significance, I hope it can be saved.

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Latest news have been that they have the fire under control to the point that the structure won't collapse. Thank goodness. I've been following the news for a couple hours and I probably couldn't sleep tonight without a bit of good news. Let's hope nothing terrible happens during the night. Those fire fighters are doing an incredible job.

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3 hours ago, Tensor said:

I do realize the seriousness of the damage to the Notre Dame cathedral, and the loss to history in general, but even with that I can’t resist this:

https://www.theonion.com/investigators-trace-cause-of-notre-dame-fire-to-cathedr-1834116819?utm_campaign=SF&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_content=Main&utm_source=Facebook

Somebody should be sued for such negligence.

On 4/15/2019 at 10:46 PM, April said:

Latest news have been that they have the fire under control to the point that the structure won't collapse. Thank goodness. I've been following the news for a couple hours and I probably couldn't sleep tonight without a bit of good news. Let's hope nothing terrible happens during the night. Those fire fighters are doing an incredible job.

I was impressed by the crowds who were singing. 

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4 hours ago, bfm said:

The Onion is a satirical website

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion

Sure is. Hence what was supposed to be a humorous answer, somewhat hidden by the merger with a serious one. I wish there was a way of turning that function off. I hadn't left enough time between the posts for the site to keep the second one separate.

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18 hours ago, bfm said:

The Onion is a satirical website

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion

Yes, must be. There was no electric power generation or wiring in the 12th century.  The telegraph was invented in the 1830s and other practical uses followed.

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One of the first major breakthroughs in electricity occurred in 1831, when British scientist Michael Faraday discovered the basic principles of electricity generation.[2] Building on the experiments of Franklin and others, he observed that he could create or “induce” electric current by moving magnets inside coils of copper wire. The discovery of electromagnetic induction revolutionized how we use energy. In fact, Faraday’s process is used in modern power production, although today’s power plants produce much stronger currents on a much larger scale than Faraday’s hand-held device. 
from https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/history-electricity/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_telegraph#First_working_systems 

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So.

I’m seeing Avengers: Endgame in around 3 hours time. Will it be better than S12.23 & S12.24? Who can tell. But it’s a high bar.

edit: it’s awesome.

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Heating up again here... Over 250 (rocket) shootings to the south since this morning. As usual each side responds to the others' shooting. Still not to the area I live in but there was an alarm in a places close to my work place. Going to have scary drives to and from work tomorrow... 

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On 4/23/2019 at 4:20 AM, djsurrey said:

Yes, must be. There was no electric power generation or wiring in the 12th century.  The telegraph was invented in the 1830s and other practical uses followed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_telegraph#First_working_systems 

You could be wrong there @djsurrey, because when god in the beginning of life said "let there be light" the electrician had already laid all the cables. :icon_cheesygrin:

(A Swedish joke that electrican is the oldest job in the world).

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3 minutes ago, Swedish Chef said:

You could be wrong there @djsurrey, because when god in the beginning of life said "let there be light" the electrician had already laid all the cables. :icon_cheesygrin:

Not wrong. When he said that he used fusion and did not need cables. Stars are rather nifty. 

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52 minutes ago, bfm said:

Heating up again here... Over 250 (rocket) shootings to the south since this morning. As usual each side responds to the others' shooting. Still not to the area I live in but there was an alarm in a places close to my work place. Going to have scary drives to and from work tomorrow... 

Please stay safe @bfm !

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Heating up again here... Over 250 (rocket) shootings to the south since this morning. As usual each side responds to the others' shooting. Still not to the area I live in but there was an alarm in a places close to my work place. Going to have scary drives to and from work tomorrow... 
I can't imagine how scary this has to be hoping you stay safe

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2 hours ago, bfm said:

Heating up again here... Over 250 (rocket) shootings to the south since this morning. As usual each side responds to the others' shooting. Still not to the area I live in but there was an alarm in a places close to my work place. Going to have scary drives to and from work tomorrow... 

Stay safe my friend!

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Gonna need a lot of TV watching time next week, Superstore is also airing 2 episodes! What is it with ypu Americans and having to finish all shows in May?

Although I think Mom may end this week? Or simply not air next week because of the BBT special

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16 hours ago, bfm said:

Gonna need a lot of TV watching time next week, Superstore is also airing 2 episodes! What is it with ypu Americans and having to finish all shows in May?

It's normal. Shows often go from September/October to May because during Summer, more people are not watching TV ^^

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