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#1621 SteampunkScientist

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:11 PM

Why do we carry this inner instinct to destroy everything in our species...

#1622 Alder Logs

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:32 PM

It happens when we don't know who and what we are.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:43 PM

Found an article that's chock full of good ol' fashioned WTF.

 

It even contains one of the primary criticisms of such questionable judgement right there in the article (second only to the threat this presents to the mother), namely the problem of who the hell is going to raise these kids to adulthood since chances are it won't be the parents?

 

 

Indian woman, 73, gives birth to twin girls

 

A 73-year-old woman in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has given birth to twin girls.

 

Doctors delivered the twins, who were born following IVF treatment, on Thursday.

 

"The mother and the babies are doing well," Dr Uma Sankar, the woman's doctor, told BBC Telugu.

 

Mangayamma Yaramati said she and her husband, who is 82 years old, have always wanted children but had been unable to conceive until now.

 

"We are incredibly happy," her husband Sitarama Rajarao told BBC Telugu on Thursday, hours after the babies were born.

 

But just a day later, Mr Rajarao suffered a sudden stroke and is currently being treated in hospital.

 

"Nothing is in our hands. Whatever should happen will happen. It is all in the hands of God," Mr Rajarao had said when asked who would care for the children in case anything were to happen to the couple due to their advanced age.

 

But just a day later, Mr Rajarao suffered a sudden stroke and is currently being treated in hospital.

 

 

 

Uh, I can think of one thing that is in the hands of someone besides God. The decision to pursue this in the first place! Then there's the decision of the Doctors whose judgment borders on gross negligence. How do they come to the conclusion that it's okay to proceed with IVF on a 73-year old woman?!?

 

But wait there's more!

 

In 2016, another Indian woman in her 70s, Daljinder Kaur, gave birth to a boy.

 

 

This is apparently some kind of trend as there's a link in the article to an older story about women in India having children in their 60's and 70's.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49575735


Edited by TVCasualty, 06 September 2019 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:50 PM

Oh. My. Gawd. I can hardly handle being around my adult kids. I would shoot myself if I had to deal with a whinny, shitty diaper baby today.


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#1625 TVCasualty

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:53 PM

Yeah, one day in and her husband has already had a stroke.

 

People be crazy.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:21 PM

20 years from now, this will be normal. 70 will be middle age. 20 years from then, life expectancy will be whatever you want.

My prediction.

#1627 TVCasualty

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

So I would have guessed that "trypophobia" meant fear of tryptamines. But it doesn't. It means fear of small clusters of holes.

 

Which I learned about thanks to the release of the stupid new iPhone. It is mega-triggering, apparently, thanks to the third camera pushing the number of holes on it over the line so as to become a reaction-inducing "cluster."

 

I'm not sure about the assertion that we all have it to some degree, though.

 

 

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro 'triggering' fear of holes

 

"We have all got it, it's just a matter of degree," Dr Cole told BBC News earlier this year.

 

The response to seeing small holes can be very extreme, their study suggests.

 

Dr Cole and Prof Wilkins reported testimonies from some people who vomited and others who said they could not go to work for several days.

 

"It can be quite disabling," Prof Wilkins added.

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/...nology-49660765

 

The obvious solution, of course, is to not buy a freakin' iPhone. This is merely one more reason why not to, lol.

 

 

And in other international WTF news:

 

 

French company liable after employee dies during sex on business trip

 

He died at a hotel during a trip to central France in 2013, as a result of what the employer called "an extramarital relationship with a perfect stranger".

 

The company challenged a decision by the state health insurance provider to regard the death as a workplace accident. The provider defended its position by insisting that sexual activity was normal, "just like as taking a shower or a meal".

 

In its ruling, the Paris appeals court upheld this view.

 

An employee on a business trip is entitled to social protection "over the whole time of his mission" and regardless of the circumstances, it said.

 

https://www.bbc.com/...europe-49662134

 

 

Filed under: Only in France


Edited by TVCasualty, 11 September 2019 - 11:11 AM.

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#1628 onediadem

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:17 PM

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#1629 Alder Logs

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:11 PM

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What happens when you don't mind what the priest tells you about... well, you know...


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 01:33 PM

LOL.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 02:40 PM

I saw something similar 25 years ago. That is the only reason I knew what it was. I myself am not too bothered by it, bit there is a small part that is. I have seen much worse having worked in the medical field. That is why I got out and went back to school lol.


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#1633 SteampunkScientist

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:18 PM

That stuff is clearly fake. You can see the skin underneath, but that would be pretty freaky.




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