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Author Topic: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else  (Read 348 times)


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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 09:53:14 AM »

I had a little trouble believing all that. If this is true, I pity you, guys!

Armed toddlers was what trouble me the most. Who is wacko enough to give a child a real gun?


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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
Well, that is embarrassing.  LOL

I got my first handgun as a toddler, didn’t you receive your first gun at that age too Genie?!  By the time I hit preschool I was toting a sawed off shotgun. Had to be since the barrel would’ve been too long for a 4 year old to tote in my school bag. By the time I was in high school we all had machine guns...

Where do they get these statistics?!   :fav204:


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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 03:41:18 PM »
It's on the internet so it must be true.

Luce, that one bothered me too.  I have NEVER heard of such a statistic.  Somewhere we must have a death row for toddlers, I guess.

There was a couple of other ones which I thought were a bit over the top.

I was going to add another one here about what would happen if California seceded from the USA.  I'm afraid there would no living with Oso after watching that one.


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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 02:52:50 AM »
Please, please, Oso, don't LEAVE!!!! LOL

I wonder if he has a video about what happens when the UK leaves the EU without a proper trade deal? A no-deal Brexit, in other words.


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  • As Goose the Cat has stolen the show in Captain Marvel, we pick 10 fiendish felines from past films Orion is a ginger-and-white puss who sees his beloved can-opener, an elderly Manhattan jeweller called Rosenburg, being murdered by a giant cockroach-like alien called Edgar, and refuses to leave the old man?s corpse. The cat?s loyalty to the dead man is genuinely moving in a sci-fi comedy that otherwise opts for flippancy. But Rosenburg had a secret and so does his cat. SPOILER! Hanging from the collar around Orion?s neck is a bauble that turns out to contain the missing galaxy for which everyone in the film has been searching. Continue reading...
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  • Disney?s deal is a fightback against tech industry, Netflix and Amazon. Six changes to expect ?Disney closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch?s 21st Century Fox film and entertainment assets this week, bringing The Simpsons, Star Wars and The Avengers under one roof. The deal combines Disney?s film studios, ABC broadcasting network and theme parks with Fox?s film and TV studios, and the FX and National Geographic broadcast networks.It confirms Disney?s position at the top of the Hollywood hierarchy but also represents a fightback against the technology industry and the upheaval caused by its forays into the entertainment business through Netflix and Amazon in particular. Here are six changes to expect from the Disney/Fox deal. Continue reading...
  • post Danny Boyle says script dispute made him quit Bond 25 - 21 March
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  • post Bill & Ted 3 confirmed by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter - 20 March
  • Stars of the popular comedy make announcement on Youtube that Bill & Ted Face the Music is going into production this summerThe long-mooted third Bill and Ted movie is set to go into production this year with a projected release date of summer 2020, it has been announced.Actors Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves ? aka William ?Bill? S Preston Esq and Theodore ?Ted? Logan ? broke the news in a short promotional video filmed at the Hollywood Bowl. Thanking ?you the fans?, the pair said the title of the new film would be Bill & Ted Face the Music, and would ?hopefully? shoot in the summer. Continue reading...
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