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    Saoirse (Irish pronunciation: [ˈsˠiːɾʲʃʲə], [ˈsˠeːɾʲʃʲə] or [ˈsˠɯːɾʲʃʲə]; roughly SEER-shə) is an Irish and Scottish female given name meaning "freedom", which became popular in Ireland in the 1920s. - Wikipedia

    I had no idea how to pronounce 'Saoirse' (Ronan) but her name was mentioned twice on the radio today. Evidently, the movie just released "Brooklyn" is very good, with a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
    Every climate change story is fake news. Defund this pseudo-scientific nonsense asap, Mr. President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    Saoirse (Irish pronunciation: [ˈsˠiːɾʲʃʲə], [ˈsˠeːɾʲʃʲə] or [ˈsˠɯːɾʲʃʲə]; roughly SEER-shə) is an Irish and Scottish female given name meaning "freedom", which became popular in Ireland in the 1920s. - Wikipedia

    I had no idea how to pronounce 'Saoirse' (Ronan) but her name was mentioned twice on the radio today. Evidently, the movie just released "Brooklyn" is very good, with a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
    She's a sweetie.
    Take the weakest thing in you
    And then beat the bastards with it
    And always hold on when you get love
    So you can let go when you give it

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    She's all grown up. I'm not even a fan, but I've seen a ton of her movies: Atonement, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Lovely Bones, The Host, City of Ember, and Hannah. I'm starting to think that her name might be holding her back; few people know how to say it.
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    Today I learned that artichokes apparently bloom. I'm going to buy some and hope that they bloom.

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    According to Andy Puzder, the CEO of Hardees/Carl's Jr, it takes:

    1. 60 days to open up a Hardees in Texas;

    2. 63 days to open up a Hardees in Shanghai, China,

    3. 195 days to open up a Hardees in Siberia, Russia, and

    4. 265 days to open up a Hardees in California.

    That's right, it takes about 9 months to complete the permitting process to open up a restaurant in California. They have to get permits from the city, the county, and the state.
    Every climate change story is fake news. Defund this pseudo-scientific nonsense asap, Mr. President.

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    Scuba divers frequently pee in their wetsuits to stay warm. There is a 3 gas mixture of Helium, Oxygen, and Nitrogen that reduces the bends.
    Every climate change story is fake news. Defund this pseudo-scientific nonsense asap, Mr. President.

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    ISTJ wouldn't tell me how to update this app on my phone (that can't be updated through the play store, that he downloaded for me). So I did some research and learned about apks and did it myself.
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    There was a clear version of Coca Cola nicknamed "White Coke" produced specifically for Soviet General Georgy Zhukov, who developed a taste for it around the end of World War II. Since he did not wanted to be seen drinking something that could be considered a symbol of American imperialism, White Coke was filled in bottles resembling those of vodka. The drink was manufactured in Austria and got a special permit so it could be shipped to the Soviet Union without the usual cumbersome customs procedures.
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    This might be the shortest commencement speech ever given:

    'Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.' - Winston Churchill

    I wonder how Churchill would feel about UFC fighters tapping out.
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    The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. - Bertrand Russell
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