The Interesting Facts Thread

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  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  2. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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  3. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Friday’s executive order, signed at the Pentagon, suspends the issuing of U.S. visas or travel permits to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

    Not a single American was killed on U.S. soil by citizens from any of those countries between 1975 and 2015, according to statistics tallied by the conservative-leaning Cato Institute.

    However, the same set of statistics show that nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by citizens from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey in the same time period — with the bulk of those killed being victims of the 9/11 attacks. Yet, people from those four countries are still welcome to apply for U.S. visas and travel permits.
     
  4. Jarhead

    Jarhead Perfectly Sane

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    Well, Trump does have business ties in the nations you mention that didn't get a ban....

    I'm sure it's just a fluke though.
     
  5. Gabrielgvs

    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    Actually, it probably is. The reality is that those four countries are, and have been strategic proxies (or partners in crime) in our incursion, while the others are still contested by ̶i̶n̶d̶i̶g̶e̶n̶o̶u̶s̶ ̶s̶o̶v̶e̶r̶e̶i̶g̶n̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶s̶ "rebels", and are likely the focus of CIA security briefs.

    If we get slapped unnecessarily it's Fishon's fault. I'll take my restitution in the form of premium tobacco. :D
     
  6. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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  7. Jarhead

    Jarhead Perfectly Sane

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    Well, I'm not paying him. I don't even use tobacco.... :p
     
  8. Luraundo

    Luraundo Notebook Consultant

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    People of African descendant have nappy hair because of how hot the climate is in Africa and that hair is used to protect them from the sun as well as their skin.
     
  9. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Why 'Nappy' Is Offensive

    I think you could have chosen another word. :vbwink:


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  10. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Everything is offensive these days...
     
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