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  • Ok, just give every new player an intelligence test before they are allowed to start play and that will work.
    Last edited by Dinner; June 2, 2021, 18:43.
    Try for discussion and debate.


    • NASA to launch babies into orbit. Baby Squid that is:

      More than 100 baby squid and 5,000 microscopic animals are set to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.

      The creatures, along with other equipment for experiments, will head to the ISS aboard Space X's Falcon 9 rocket.

      Its hoped that the experiments will be able to help scientists understand the effects of spaceflight.

      The launch at 13:29 EDT (17:29 GMT) will be broadcast live by Nasa.

      The 128 baby bobtail squid will be used as part of research into the effects of spaceflight on beneficial interactions between microbes and animals.

      The squid have an immune system which is similar to that of humans.

      Nasa says the experiment could support the development of protective measures to preserve astronaut health during long space missions.




      • Elephants sleeping! Bibs is going for the really big news these days

        A herd of wandering Asian elephants which has achieved fame in China has been spotted taking a nap in a forest.



        • I just searched me and what must have been an attempt to start a flame war on CivFanatics ten years go. I do not remember that far back. Unfortunately the moderators promptly closed the thrade.


          • In other news the Elok Forum seems dead. Perhaps we have a jolly good flame war in the "Old Timers Home" to bring it back from the dead.


            • GOP considering all options to fight climate change:

              Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, suggested at a congressional hearing that climate change could be combatted by altering the orbit of the moon and asked a U.S. Forest Service official whether there was any way the agency could do it.

              Gohmert made the comments Tuesday during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on four bills as he was questioning Jennifer Eberlien, an associate deputy chief of the Forest Service.

              "I understand, from what's been testified to the Forest Service and the BLM, you want very much to work on the issue of climate change," Gohmert said, referring to the Bureau of Land Management.

              "I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they've found that the moon's orbit is changing slightly and so is the Earth's orbit around the sun. We know there's been significant solar flare activity," he said. "And so, is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun? Obviously, that would have profound effects on our climate."

              Eberlien responded, smiling, "I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert."

              "If you figure out there's a way in the Forest Service you could make that change, I'd like to know," Gohmert said.


              Allmighty Forest Service


              • Ted Lieus answer/suggestion to Gohmert on Twitter sounds good ... to form a bipartisan commitee that tries to contact Captain Marvel, so she might alter the orbit with her superpowers
                Tamsin (Lost Girl): "I am the Harbinger of Death. I arrive on winds of blessed air. Air that you no longer deserve."
                Tamsin (Lost Girl): "He has fallen in battle and I must take him to the Einherjar in Valhalla"