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Tenn. judge changes infant's name from "Messiah"

 

 

 

Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week,according to WBIR-TV. The boy's parents were in court because they could not agree on the child's last name, but when the judge heard the boy's first name, she ordered it changed, too.

 

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Mostly so I can post random news bits without the effort of finding the appropriate threads

 

Tenn. judge changes infant's name from "Messiah"

 

 

 

Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week,according to WBIR-TV. The boy's parents were in court because they could not agree on the child's last name, but when the judge heard the boy's first name, she ordered it changed, too.

 

 

Sounds weird to me. WTF is the diff between 'messiah' and 'Jesus'?

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The same difference between Muhammad and The Messenger, I suppose.  

 

Jesus is a fairly common name, Messiah is a pretty tough expectation to grow up with!

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There is going to be a wealth of stuff to post here from Florida.

 

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The same difference between Muhammad and The Messenger, I suppose.  

 

Jesus is a fairly common name, Messiah is a pretty tough expectation to grow up with!

 

yeah, but you could be the messiah of anything. Like cut-rate car insurance.

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http://en.ria.ru/world/20130810/182693682/Russia-Challenges-US-in-Tank-Biathlon.html

 

MOSCOW, August 10 (RIA Novosti) – Blurring the line between sports and warfare, the Russian army premiered a new sport – tank biathlon – and invited US crews to compete.

 

“We’ve invited our American colleagues to participate…and our invitation was accepted by US Secretary of Defense [Chuck] Hagel,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday.

 

Italy and Germany also agreed to send their teams to compete with Russian and US tank crews, Shoigu said, adding that the event will take place sometime next year.

 

Russia will host the world’s first ever tank biathlon championship next week. The country’s best tank crews will compete against each other at a firing range outside Moscow, the winners then taking on competitors from Armenia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan.

 

The new sport allows showcasing the quality of Russian tanks, comparing them against foreign analogues, Shoigu’s deputy Yury Borisov said Saturday.

 

Next week’s event, however, will be limited to T-72 tanks, the staple of post-Soviet militaries, Vedomosti business daily said Friday.

 

The newspaper offered a preview of the new sport, covering a test competition held outside Moscow earlier this week. The event involved four tanks painted in bright colors – including yellow and pinkish red – which did three laps over rough terrain, shooting at targets shaped like tanks, houses and helicopters. The best time was 5:28.

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Over 100,000 people want to die in space

 

 

More than 100,000 people have applied to be a part of the Mars One project, which aims to colonize the red planet starting in 2022.

Out of the thousands, 40 people will be selected. Of the 40, just four will participate in the first passage to Mars, which is scheduled to leave in September 2022 and land seven months later in April 2023. 

 

None of the four will ever return to Earth.

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Over 100,000 people want to die in space

 

 

More than 100,000 people have applied to be a part of the Mars One project, which aims to colonize the red planet starting in 2022.

Out of the thousands, 40 people will be selected. Of the 40, just four will participate in the first passage to Mars, which is scheduled to leave in September 2022 and land seven months later in April 2023. 

 

None of the four will ever return to Earth.

 

If I was offered the chance to go to Mars, and I had the knowledge beforehand that I would reach the red planet alive and set foot on its surface, but I would never return to Earth, I would do it in a heartbeat.

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It's a cool idea, but I really hope they send people qualified both in the engineering and technical elements of living in space, and in the role of building a community.  If they send a bunch of weirdos who don't fit in on earth, it's going to go badly.

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Will make for good reality TV though

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Will make for good reality TV though

 

This is the true story... of seven strangers... picked to live in a house...work together and have their lives taped... to find out what happens... when people stop being polite... and start getting real...The Real World: Mars

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Mostly so I can post random news bits without the effort of finding the appropriate threads

 

Tenn. judge changes infant's name from "Messiah"

 

 

 

Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week,according to WBIR-TV. The boy's parents were in court because they could not agree on the child's last name, but when the judge heard the boy's first name, she ordered it changed, too.

 

Wasn't there a couple who named their kid "@@@@" a few years back? Wonder what became of that.

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It's a cool idea, but I really hope they send people qualified both in the engineering and technical elements of living in space, and in the role of building a community.  If they send a bunch of weirdos who don't fit in on earth, it's going to go badly.

Just wait until somebody realise the reality tv value of the project. Big Brother in Space.

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Crossing Lines.

It's being somewhat interesting but nothing special procedural crime show. Definitely being a good showcase for William Fichtner.

Although it's a..curious concept: A special crime unit set up by the ICC to look at serious crimes that cross borders within the EU.

So of course it's a mixed unit of nationalities and specialities:

Led by a French detective whose son was killed by a russian mobster (lines of conspiracy hidden away for an arc)

The Irish cop (who happens to have a criminal brother) ; the firearm expert.

The German cop (with an internet gambling addiction) ; technical wiz and hacker.

The Italian cop (daughter of a killed mob boss) ; who happens to be the anti-mafia covert specialist.

The French cop (the young and somewhat naive) ; who specialises in smuggling and border crossing crimes.

The American cop (one crippled hand and a struggling drug issue) ; who happens to be a disgraced former NY detective and expert profiler.

 

Nice European settings to it all, shifts in tone due to using the train to cross borders and the like, oh and Donald Sutherland as the ICC representative.

It does kind of gloriously misrepresent what the ICC actually does, but ah well. It's all an excuse.

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http://en.ria.ru/world/20130810/182693682/Russia-Challenges-US-in-Tank-Biathlon.html

 

MOSCOW, August 10 (RIA Novosti) – Blurring the line between sports and warfare, the Russian army premiered a new sport – tank biathlon – and invited US crews to compete.

 

“We’ve invited our American colleagues to participate…and our invitation was accepted by US Secretary of Defense [Chuck] Hagel,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday.

 

Italy and Germany also agreed to send their teams to compete with Russian and US tank crews, Shoigu said, adding that the event will take place sometime next year.

 

Russia will host the world’s first ever tank biathlon championship next week. The country’s best tank crews will compete against each other at a firing range outside Moscow, the winners then taking on competitors from Armenia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan.

 

The new sport allows showcasing the quality of Russian tanks, comparing them against foreign analogues, Shoigu’s deputy Yury Borisov said Saturday.

 

Next week’s event, however, will be limited to T-72 tanks, the staple of post-Soviet militaries, Vedomosti business daily said Friday.

 

The newspaper offered a preview of the new sport, covering a test competition held outside Moscow earlier this week. The event involved four tanks painted in bright colors – including yellow and pinkish red – which did three laps over rough terrain, shooting at targets shaped like tanks, houses and helicopters. The best time was 5:28.

 

 

God damnit. I came up with this idea in 2004!

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I wonder if they are going to have leagues, like division 1, 2 and premiere league?

 

Or maybe like boxing, light weight, middle weight and the heavy weight championships? :lol:

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I wonder if they are going to have leagues, like division 1, 2 and premiere league?

 

Or maybe like boxing, light weight, middle weight and the heavy weight championships? :lol:

 

Good thinking. I had also considered a swimming component, for those with amphibious capability.

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Okay, now I know that's a good reason not to post really late at night..but I have no idea why i ended up putting Crossing Lines in this thread rather then "what's on the idiot box"....

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This piece of news is pretty weird, but in a brave and wonderful way, somehow:

 

"Czech "Pastafarian" wins right to wear kitchen utensil as official religious head gear.

A man who claims his religion requires him to wear a sieve on his head has been granted permission to use a photo of himself wearing it – on his official ID card. Lukas Novy, a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, says the plastic kitchenware is a crucial part of his “Pastafarian” faith, and he must wear it at all times to respect his deity."

http://praguemonitor.com/2013/08/05/czech-pastafarian-wins-right-wear-kitchen-utensil-official-religious-head-gear

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So. Are there only men in German ceremonial military units or will drilling with nazi-era rifles become the new hot trend among women looking to improve their looks?

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So. Are there only men in German ceremonial military units or will drilling with nazi-era rifles become the new hot trend among women looking to improve their looks?

 

 

But you'd need two rifles at once, or you'd get all lopsided.

 

Plus I'd be concerned about residual nazification. I'm not sure I could grapple a nazi nilpferd.

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