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Lisztianwagner:

--- Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 10, 2022, 08:06:56 AM ---And, in other non-surprising news: Domino’s leaves Italy, where — surprise — diners prefer local pizza

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Yes, who would ever have imagined such a thing?   ;)


--- Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on August 11, 2022, 04:57:12 AM --- :laugh:

Can't believe that they would have even considered the prospect of trying to open up shop there!

PD

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Indeed, that's the question.  :D Honestly, I didn't even know there was Domino in Italy too.

Todd:
Polio Has Been Detected in New York City Wastewater, Officials Say

LKB:
Salman Rushdie was just attacked in Western New York, apparently as he was beginning a lecture. Breaking story, but apparently someone rushed the stage and punched or stabbed Rushdie.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh:
Argentina hikes interest rates to 69.5% as the inflation rate reaches 71%.  Roller coaster.


https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/12/economy/argentina-inflation-interest-rates/index.html

Todd:
A disastrous megaflood is coming to California, experts say, and it could be the most expensive natural disaster in history



--- Quote from: Payton Major, Judson Jones and Brandon Miller ---Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UCLA and a researcher involved in the study, describes a megaflood as, "a very severe flood event across a broad region that has the potential to bring catastrophic impacts to society in the areas affected." He said a megaflood is similar to the 1,000-year flash flood events seen this summer in the St. Louis area and Kentucky, but across a much wider area, such as the entire state of California.
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Bold type added.  This story made it to the ABC World News Tonight broadcast last night, with super-hunky weatherman Rob Marciano (formerly a weatherman in PDX!) delivering the grim prognostication.  So this is official propaganda now.  Just think if the entire state of California gets inundated.  That seems, strictly speaking, impossible.  Maybe some more grant money can help sort the whole thing out.


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