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  1. With 500 ft wings, this must have been an alien spaceship. A Boeing 757 (which is the model that crashed into the Pentagon) has a total wingspan of less than 130 ft.
  2. Did you collect all thee quotes by yourself? That would have been impressive. However, I could swear I have seen this list before. It would be good if you could give credit to the person(s) who actually did the work.
  3. In another thread a while ago, we touched on the topic of violinists in rock. Here is another one, Don 'Sugercane" Harris, with his short-lived band "Pure Food and Drug Act". They just had one album, "Choice Cuts", with an interesting cover of "Eleanor Rigby" (sorry, no video).
  4. Is that "msm" enough for you? https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/politics/us-china-consulate-accuse-espionage-network/index.html
  5. Rwanda was in 1994. Darfur started in 2003, and the UN sent peacekeeping troops in 2007.
  6. Here you go: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-xinjiang-documents.html
  7. Actually, it is not silence, it is worse - many countries openly support China's position. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang_re-education_camps: On 8 July 2019, 22 countries signed a statement to the UN's High Commissioner of Human Rights in which they called for an end to mass detentions in China and expressed concerns over widespread surveillance and repression: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In October 2019, in a second letter, these countries were joined by the US. In July 2019, 50 countries signed a joint letter to the UNHRC commending China's "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights", claiming "Now safety and security has returned to Xinjiang and the fundamental human rights of people of all ethnic groups there are safeguarded." The signees: Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Laos, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe[
  8. DrW

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    Phil Collins' younger brother...
  9. DrW

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    Well, yes, we have a winner. It is Jaden Gil Agassi, now committed to play baseball at USC.
  10. DrW

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    Actually, his parents are pretty well matched. He is 5-11, she is 5-9.
  11. Up to the end of April most of my "accomplishments" were work-related. As the instructor of an undergrad biochemistry lab, after going online I had to simulate data that the students had to evaluate. To speed up things, I remembered the BASIC course I took as a student (Thank you, Professor Krauss) and was actually able to write a decent program with multiple nested loops to simulate the required data. Since then, the long hours I usually watch sports were available for other purposes. First, I re-watched all 2019 Bills games on NFL GamePass. Then I watched the last season of Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle". Despite some criticism regarding the resolution of the story, overall I very much enjoyed it. And they made pretty sure that there would be no follow-ups - Obergruppenfuhrer/Reichsmarschall Smith (a brilliant Rufus Sewell) was the person who held all plots together. Currently, I am on my way through the 1967 British series "The Prisoner". So far, it is very captivating. And I read some biographies. One of Groucho Marx (the dynamics between the brothers are especially interesting) , another one of Robert Wyatt (drummer of the Brit jazz/rock Soft Machine, who became a paraplegic after falling out of a window, but continued to make very beautiful, personal music - his "Rock Bottom" would be on my "Top Ten" list). The most impressive biography was "A Life Too Short" about Robert Enke, a German soccer goalkeeper. In November 2009, Enke was on his way to become the number one goalkeeper for the German national team for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. On 11/10/2009, the depression that had haunted him on and off for quite some time became too strong and he ended his life.
  12. DrW

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    Nope. It is his mother who has the blue eyes.
  13. DrW

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    Nope. Both of his parents were athletes (not baseball).
  14. DrW

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    Not Busey, not Evans. The famous persons are actually his parents.
  15. DrW

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    This might be pretty difficult. I will give additional clues as we go along.
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