Reddit user kmoran18 says: "I took my unsuspecting girlfriend into a photo booth... and proposed!" The booth had video as well as still photography, so we get to see what happened.
All together, now: Awwww!
- If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage is the one that will go wrong.
- Everything will go wrong sooner or later - usually when you least expect it.
- If nothing can go wrong, something will.
- Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
On sheer numbers totaled from the evaluation forms, the Bushnell TRS-25 is the winner, but the winner as chosen by 4 of the 8 evaluators was the Primary Arms MD-06L, with the other 4 votes being the singular vote for 4 of the other optics. That said, on pure numbers alone, they were very close in scores as can be seen in the attached final scores table, with only 1.6 points separating the top two optics.
It takes a certain kind of senator to single-handedly block a bill that supporters say would save veterans from committing suicide.
But that’s exactly what Sen. Tom Coburn did last week, facing down withering pressure from veterans groups and insinuations from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that he will have the blood of veterans on his hands because he’s refusing to let the bill through.
The Oklahoma Republican also held up an energy conservation bill, released a road map for reforming the Social Security disability system, tried to undo one of Mr. Reid’s nuclear option-fueled rules changes and battled with Mr. Reid to try to pass a legacy-building transparency bill that would have forced the executive branch to produce a list of all its programs — all part of one of the busiest weeks any departing senator has ever had.
He cast his final vote as a senator Tuesday night, and was the first to flee the chamber floor, returning to the citizen part of “citizen legislator.” By Wednesday afternoon he was back in Oklahoma, driving to his home in Muskogee.
His next challenge as an ex-senator: pushing for a balanced budget amendment through an Article V convention — a method of amending the Constitution through a call of the states, which has the benefit of going around the entrenched interests in Congress.
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... in his farewell speech last week, Mr. Coburn made the case for individualism.
“The magic number in the Senate is not 60, the number of senators needed to end debate, and it is not 51, a majority. The most important number in the Senate is one — one senator,” he told several dozen of his colleagues who had come to the floor to hear him speak. “The Senate has a set of rules that gives each individual member the power needed to advance, change or stop legislation.”
He also read his colleagues the oath of office they take, in which they pledge to defend the Constitution. He urged them to pay attention: “Your state isn’t mentioned one time in that oath. Your whole goal is to protect the United States of America, its Constitution and its liberties. It is not to provide benefits to your state.”
Tea has a rich and fascinating history – as a drink, it is as old as the pyramids of Egypt and is second only to tap water as [Britain's] most popular drink.
Here are some facts:
[The British] drink 165 million cups a day, 95 per cent from tea bags; 70 per cent of [them] had at least one cup yesterday using up 25 per cent of the nation’s daily milk consumption.
Shen Nung, a toxicologist, discovered it by accident in central China around 2737 BC. Apart from thinking it a nice drink, he used tea as an antidote to 70 or so poisonous herbs. His stomach exploded after his final experiment because the tea obviously wasn’t efficacious against that particular herb.
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Ireland has the highest per capita consumption of tea in the world: 75 per cent of the population are avid tea drinkers drinking on average six cups a day. In 1910 tea was considered to be a bigger public health problem than alcohol in Ireland. Russia ranks second in tea drinking – presumably to dilute the effects of vodka.
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In 1822 William Cobbett wrote that tea killed pigs and leads women into prostitution, recommending a quart or two of ale instead. It makes boys effeminate and has them ‘lurking in bed’.
White Americans are in denial about racism in the United States. It exists. It is intense. So are misogyny and homophobia. Do not be fooled: While these evils are seldom openly expressed, they permeate society in the form of institutional racism and code-worded discrimination. To bring these to the attention of the public, I offer the following examples of subtle racism and discrimination.
Headline: "Farrakhan green-lights violence, calls for racial holy war at massive rally."
Rap lyrics: “Kill the white people; we gonna make them hurt; kill the white people; but buy my record first; ha, ha, ha”(“Kill d’White People”; Apache, Apache Ain’t Shit, 1993, Tommy Boy Music, Time Warner, USA.)
Headline: “New Black Panther Leader With ‘Kill Whitey’ Face Tattoo Busted on Gun Charge” His real name is Maruse Heath.
Rap lyrics: “These devils make me sick; I love to fill them full of holes; kill them all in the daytime, broad mother******* daylight; 12 o’clock, grab the Glock; why wait for night”( “Sweatin Bullets”; Brand Nubian, Everything Is Everything, 1994, Elektra Entertainment, Warner Communications, Time Warner, USA.)
Racial profiling is an undeniable fact in racist America: "Stunning 'dirty secret' " about racism in U.S, quoted from the San Francisco Examiner “In 85 percent of (300) physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American,” the newspaper said recently, citing a police study."
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And so it goes. In all of these cases we see with shocking clarity the hatred that lies within the Caucasian soul. Here, laid bare before all the world, is White Privilege at its worst, the disrespect for women, the hostility, and the innate barbarism of European "civilization." We must make a clean breast of it, repent, and offer what reparations we may to those we have harmed.
France's second city Marseille has been forced to ditch a controversial initiative that saw homeless people handed ID cards adorned with yellow triangles prompting critics to accuse authorities of implementing a "Nazi-style" scheme.
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Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were dealing with in emergency situations, human rights groups and government ministers were equally outraged, comparing the cards to the Nazi-era yellow Star of David that was sewn onto Jewish people’s clothes during the Holocaust.
And the uproar put an end to the scheme on Friday when authorities in Marseille confirmed that they were scrapping the plan.