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Some of these are just good sense. If you cut down a saguaro cactus, you are killing a plant that may be centuries old. It is also the state plant of Arizona, I think. For that matter, only the most uncivilized and boorish peasant will eat fried chicken with anything but the two hands that God gave them (special dispensation is probably made for the handicapped).

. . . and as for San Antonio, well . . .

Our great Mikado, virtuous man,
When he to rule our land began,
Resolved to try
A plan whereby
Young men might best be steadied.
So he decreed, in words succinct,
That all who flirted, leered or winked
(Unless connubially linked),
Should forthwith be beheaded.
. . . and all is right!
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Why does everyone else's kids seem to get real plates and utensils, while our kids eat off of plastic with a (shudder) spork? Are we afraid that our kids will take metal utensils and turn them into shivs in metalshop class? Because metalshop was cut out of the curriculum years ago.
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Given the behavior of most of the people shown (I think these are mostly Russian dashcam videos), they all should expect to have a brush with death. Many are walking into traffic without looking, walking into traffic while texting, driving at high speed in snowy conditions or with low visibility, or even trying to overtake an oncoming car while crossing the street!
And then there's the car in Arabia, which was probably an incident of 'drifting'; a nihilistic and suicidal practice of disaffected and bored Saudi men.
I showed some of these videos to my daughter when she was learning to drive, in order to show her the kinds of things she should be aware of for 'defensive driving'.
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It is one of my favorite episodes in all of StarTrek (next to "Mr Spock and the Planet of Brain-stealing Bimbos") It attempts to show the difficulties of contact with a very alien type of mind and culture, which must have been quite a challenge for the writers. Science Fiction is mostly a way to look at ourselves through an unfamiliar mirror, but this story points in a different direction.
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Dr. Doom! I don't know if he finished his doctorate, after that terrible accident that left him scarred.
Dr. Frankenstein does have a MD or PhD, I think. He may be trusted with your life, since he can restore life to your dead body. On the other hand, he may put someone else's brain into it . . .
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I am overwhelmed. I would not have been so gracious for the first gift as this boy, who apparently must glue his shoes to repair them as a normal part of his life. It makes you want to start a Kickstarter for him to raise a scholarship or something.
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