Post a news story, entertain me!

So Morrissey is a dick politically or has abuse accusations?
I know he has an ego, but that is the only vice I am aware of. Is he pro Brexit?
I just gave the guy mad props for still rocking it in his 60's...

Not specific abuse accusations exactly, buthe defended Weinstein and Spacey in a way and is also pro Brexit.

Ugh... insert random comment on why we can't have nice things. Certainly others are more egregious but it is tremendously disappointing.

Portugal Makes It Illegal for Your Boss to Text You After Work

The Portuguese parliament has passed new labour laws to give workers a healthier work-life balance and to attract “digital nomads” to the country.

Employers could face penalties for contacting employees outside work hours, according to the new laws.

The legislation, approved on Friday, comes following the expansion of home working after the coronavirus pandemic, according to Portugal’s Socialist Party government.

Under new rules, employers could be penalised for contacting employees after work and will be forced to pay for increased expenses as a result of working from home – such as gas and electricity bills.

Someone Unearthed A 1997 Wired Article Predicting '10 Things That Could Go Wrong In The 21st Century' — And Nearly All Of Them Came True

In a listicle attached to the story, Leyden and Schwartz predicted "ten scenario spoilers" that would "cut short" the economic boom of the 1990s.

– Tensions between China and the US escalate into a new Cold War — bordering on a hot one.

– New technologies turn out to be a bust. They simply don't bring the expected productivity increases or the big economic boosts,

– Russia devolves into a kleptocracy run by a mafia or retreats into quasi-communist nationalism that threatens Europe.

– Europe's integration process grinds to a halt. Eastern and Western Europe can't finesse a reunification, and even the European Unification process breaks down.

– Major ecological crisis causes a global climate change that, among other things, disrupts the food supply - causing big price increases everywhere and sporadic famines.

– Major rise in crime and terrorism forces the world to pull back in fear. People who constantly feel they could be blown up or ripped off are not in the mood to reach out and open up.

– The cumulative escalation in pollution causes a dramatic increase in cancer, which overwhelms the ill-prepared health system.

– Energy prices go through the roof. Convulsions in the Middle East disrupt the oil supply, and alternative energy sources fail to materialize.

– An uncontrollable plague - a modern-day influenza epidemic or its equivalent takes off like wildfire, killing upward of 200 million people.

– A social and cultural backlash stops progress dead in its tracks, human beings need to choose to move forward. They just may not...

f*ck

I bet Wired thought "uncontrollable" meant "we won't know how to stop this"

A lot of them are that way, they didn't expect that some of the problems would be deliberate choices instead of things we tried to prevent but failed. Like the energy one, solar and wind are booming, they're continually improving efficiency and reducing cost, but the roadblock now is pushback against upgrading transmission lines and making new connections between regional grids to allow all the green power to be moved around.

As Turkeys Take Over Campus, Some Colleges Are More Thankful Than Others

From California to Minnesota to Massachusetts, turkeys have taken a liking to university life, leading to social media stardom and crosswalk confrontations.
Chairman_Mao wrote:

As Turkeys Take Over Campus, Some Colleges Are More Thankful Than Others

From California to Minnesota to Massachusetts, turkeys have taken a liking to university life, leading to social media stardom and crosswalk confrontations.

When I was regularly at the U in the early to mid '10s, I'd run into a turkey or two fairly often just wandering around. I always assumed that they would just come up from somewhere along the riverbank where they were nesting (or whatever the hell turkeys do). It's really weird because there can be quite a lot of traffic in the area. But, I never saw anywhere near nine of them at once like in that last picture.

Edit: The U is what we call the University of Minnesota. Sometimes I forget that non-Minnesotans don't know that.

I think the geese we have on campus were I work would murder any turkeys that wandered onto our campus. Those cobra chickens are mean.

Living in rural Maine I see flocks of wild turkeys all the time. They used to gather in the field across the road from us before they built a house there. It's not a great picture but there were well over 50.
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iaintgotnopants wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:

As Turkeys Take Over Campus, Some Colleges Are More Thankful Than Others

From California to Minnesota to Massachusetts, turkeys have taken a liking to university life, leading to social media stardom and crosswalk confrontations.

When I was regularly at the U in the early to mid '10s, I'd run into a turkey or two fairly often just wandering around. I always assumed that they would just come up from somewhere along the riverbank where they were nesting (or whatever the hell turkeys do). It's really weird because there can be quite a lot of traffic in the area. But, I never saw anywhere near nine of them at once like in that last picture.

Edit: The U is what we call the University of Minnesota. Sometimes I forget that non-Minnesotans don't know that.

You went here too?

I was in grad school there for way too long.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

I was in grad school there for way too long.

still in the area?

Hobear wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

I was in grad school there for way too long.

still in the area?

Get a room U-lovers!

Hobear wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

I was in grad school there for way too long.

still in the area?

I'm in the northwest suburbs.

Only wild turkey I've ever seen was in the liquor store.

We had a flock including a bunch of poults hide under the trampoline in the yard once during a particularly loud thunderstorm. After each thunderclap you could hear them gobbling away.

I grew up on a farm and wild turkeys were just sort of omnipresent for half the year. They would occasionally chase around the cows in the pasture.

At my last job, we had a turkey that seemed to live in our office park. It was always just sort of wandering around.

We have wild turkeys and deer that wander through our suburban yard.

Deer we do have. Every once in a while the security camera records them crossing our yard.