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Was just about to say the same thing
 

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minasoliman said:
Was just about to say the same thing

Its one of the few things that made me cry....the loss of my close up vision....

I have such bad nearsightedness that when the last bit of 'clear vision' I had...started going away due to presbyopia,  I cried at being 100% non clear seeing..there is no distance at which my own eyes see anything and can function without correction.

 

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I'm very nearsighted as well.  My vision is about -5.75.  I haven't reached the age of presbyopia yet, but give thanks that we have other ways where we see clearly, not just with our vision, but with our faith.  :)
 

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minasoliman said:
I'm very nearsighted as well.  My vision is about -5.75.  I haven't reached the age of presbyopia yet, but give thanks that we have other ways where we see clearly, not just with our vision, but with our faith.  :)

I am at a -4.00 and then the Presbyopia hit...lets just say its mind boggling not to be able to clearly see your own shoulder.....I have a 'things are clear' spot about 9 inches from my eyes...but that's like maybe an inch in depth, so now I need correction for both and the presbyopia got much worse this year. 
 

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Asteriktos said:


Viewing what now?
Mystery solved! It's the tiny little link where it says SMF 2.0.11 at the bottom of the page.

Now why anyone would want to do so is another ineffible mystery, though...
 

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RaphaCam said:
We're renting our home for gringos for the Olympics. Should I first pack my stuff or pee on my bed to mark territory?
Way to show better maturity levels.

 

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RaphaCam said:
We're renting our home for gringos for the Olympics. Should I first pack my stuff or pee on my bed to mark territory?
Leave me some feijoada please.
 

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Cyrillic said:
I'm currently writing an article on Macaulay and the British Raj. Ah yes, those were the days.
Oh, how much whinging the subaltern studies folks do about the quote: "It is, I believe, no exaggeration to say that all the historical information which has been collected from all the books written in the Sanskrit language is less valuable than what may be found in the most paltry abridgement used at preparatory schools in England."

I am fond of the Gen. Napier quote(s) from that era/locale.
 

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biro said:
RaphaCam said:
We're renting our home for gringos for the Olympics. Should I first pack my stuff or pee on my bed to mark territory?
Way to show better maturity levels.
So I guess I should pack my stuff first.

TheTrisagion said:
RaphaCam said:
We're renting our home for gringos for the Olympics. Should I first pack my stuff or pee on my bed to mark territory?
Leave me some feijoada please.
I'll leave some cachaça by the door.  ;D
 

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TheTrisagion said:
RaphaCam said:
We're renting our home for gringos for the Olympics. Should I first pack my stuff or pee on my bed to mark territory?
Leave me some feijoada please.
There may be urine in it.
 

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hecma925 said:
TheTrisagion said:
RaphaCam said:
We're renting our home for gringos for the Olympics. Should I first pack my stuff or pee on my bed to mark territory?
Leave me some feijoada please.
There may be urine in it.
We call it "tropical spice".
 

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Feijoada is good, but you must try farofa de içá (made with ants).



 

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farofa...yes..

less sure about the ants....but maybe we were just too poor for ants in the amazon  ;)
 

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farofa...yes..

less sure about the ants....but maybe we were just too poor for ants in the amazon  ;)
Actually the farofa with ants is common in northeast part of São Paulo state, between Rio and Minas, there you can find this kind of farofa. I am not a specialist in amazonic cuisine, but they eat other weird stuff, some river comunities eat a kind of clam that is called turu, they eat it with lemon and salt.
 

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juliogb said:
DeniseDenise said:
farofa...yes..

less sure about the ants....but maybe we were just too poor for ants in the amazon  ;)
Actually the farofa with ants is common in northeast part of São Paulo state, between Rio and Minas, there you can find this kind of farofa. I am not a specialist in amazonic cuisine, but they eat other weird stuff, some river comunities eat a kind of clam that is called turu, they eat it with lemon and salt.
The most famous 'wierd thing' is Tacacá....using Tucupi sauce made from manioc and Jambu...makes your mouth go numb
 

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DeniseDenise said:
juliogb said:
DeniseDenise said:
farofa...yes..

less sure about the ants....but maybe we were just too poor for ants in the amazon  ;)
Actually the farofa with ants is common in northeast part of São Paulo state, between Rio and Minas, there you can find this kind of farofa. I am not a specialist in amazonic cuisine, but they eat other weird stuff, some river comunities eat a kind of clam that is called turu, they eat it with lemon and salt.
The most famous 'wierd thing' is Tacacá....using Tucupi sauce made from manioc and Jambu...makes your mouth go numb



Turu is weirder
 

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juliogb said:
DeniseDenise said:
juliogb said:
DeniseDenise said:
farofa...yes..

less sure about the ants....but maybe we were just too poor for ants in the amazon  ;)
Actually the farofa with ants is common in northeast part of São Paulo state, between Rio and Minas, there you can find this kind of farofa. I am not a specialist in amazonic cuisine, but they eat other weird stuff, some river comunities eat a kind of clam that is called turu, they eat it with lemon and salt.
The most famous 'wierd thing' is Tacacá....using Tucupi sauce made from manioc and Jambu...makes your mouth go numb



Turu is weirder
What. Is. That?  :eek:
 

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TheTrisagion said:
juliogb said:
DeniseDenise said:
juliogb said:
DeniseDenise said:
farofa...yes..

less sure about the ants....but maybe we were just too poor for ants in the amazon  ;)
Actually the farofa with ants is common in northeast part of São Paulo state, between Rio and Minas, there you can find this kind of farofa. I am not a specialist in amazonic cuisine, but they eat other weird stuff, some river comunities eat a kind of clam that is called turu, they eat it with lemon and salt.
The most famous 'wierd thing' is Tacacá....using Tucupi sauce made from manioc and Jambu...makes your mouth go numb



Turu is weirder
What. Is. That?  :eek:
Probably don't really want to know. But it's a mollusk that lives off cellulose. So it's like a land clam that lives in and digests trees
 

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No, I really did want to know. That is quite interesting, does it eat houses too?
 

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Probably don't really want to know. But it's a mollusk that lives off cellulose. So it's like a land clam that lives in and digests trees

Yes, is a kind of wood eating molusc that people from the riverside comunities in the amazon eat with some lemon and salt.

This is a video of people eating it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38gISZMKDVo

 
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Someone tried to rob a Russian diplomat 1 kilometer away from my house and the diplomat ended up killing the robber.  :eek:
WOW those Russians are tough to say the least.
 

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RaphaCam said:
hecma925 said:
TheTrisagion said:
RaphaCam said:
We're renting our home for gringos for the Olympics. Should I first pack my stuff or pee on my bed to mark territory?
Leave me some feijoada please.
There may be urine in it.
We call it "tropical spice".
I will be wary the next time anyone ever says that any dish has "tropical spice".
 

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TheTrisagion said:
No, I really did want to know. That is quite interesting, does it eat houses too?
They (or at least a close relative) eat ships. It was such a bad problem that copper sheathing had to be introduced on all wooden ships to prevent them from being sunk.
 

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Bought some mock chicken nuggets today. I don't know what kind of Chinese wizardy is needed to make those but they tasted exactly like their actual counterparts. Buddhists are crazy.
 

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RaphaCam said:
Alpo said:
Bought some mock chicken nuggets today. I don't know what kind of Chinese wizardy is needed to make those but they tasted exactly like their actual counterparts. Buddhists are crazy.
Nuggets don't taste like chicken anyway.
Which doesn't make it anyhow less weird.
 

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RaphaCam said:
Alpo said:
Bought some mock chicken nuggets today. I don't know what kind of Chinese wizardy is needed to make those but they tasted exactly like their actual counterparts. Buddhists are crazy.
Nuggets don't taste like chicken anyway.
Especially McDonald's nuggets.
 

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Kenneth Copeland is at it again.

“If Christians don’t support Trump, they are risking the wrath of God....Trump has been chosen by God, and by rejecting him, they are rejecting God. They could be punished with barrenness, poverty or even having a gay child.”
Wait....so does that mean he doesn't think being gay is a choice? I'm confused.
 

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Minnesotan said:
Kenneth Copeland is at it again.

“If Christians don’t support Trump, they are risking the wrath of God....Trump has been chosen by God, and by rejecting him, they are rejecting God. They could be punished with barrenness, poverty or even having a gay child.”
Wait....so does that mean he doesn't think being gay is a choice? I'm confused.
Perhaps he's saying your kid will become gay?
 
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Minnesotan said:
Kenneth Copeland is at it again.

“If Christians don’t support Trump, they are risking the wrath of God....Trump has been chosen by God, and by rejecting him, they are rejecting God. They could be punished with barrenness, poverty or even having a gay child.”
Wait....so does that mean he doesn't think being gay is a choice? I'm confused.
I'm at the point where Im sort of, almost OK with Secularists in charge, I'm not happy about it, but folks like Copeland, and that Crefo dollar dude makes a mockery out of Christianity.
 

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Kenneth Copeland is at it again.

“If Christians don’t support Trump, they are risking the wrath of God....Trump has been chosen by God, and by rejecting him, they are rejecting God. They could be punished with barrenness, poverty or even having a gay child.”
I kind of like that. Not that I'd agree but according to the link he actually holds unapologetically just plain  irrational and old-fashioned viewpoints that one rarely sees in the Western European countries anymore. Views that sound like a parody even without any further puns. That's almost cute.
 
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