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Some people have all the luck....<_<

 

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/tan-hill-inn-storm-arwen-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

 

 
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Dozens of people have been snowed in at the highest pub in the United Kingdom for three nights after the country was hit by Storm Arwen.
More than 60 revelers who went out to the Tan Hill Inn in Swaledale, northern England, on Friday ended up extending their stay after snow blocked roads and brought down a power line, co-owner Andrew Hields told CNN on Monday.
"They're all in good spirits, they're all eating and drinking well," said Hields, 36, who said guests have been entertained by an Oasis cover band, Noasis, who were booked to play on Friday night, as well as quizzes, table games, karaoke and sing-along carol sessions.

 

You don't say.....
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"Merry" Christmas.....<_<

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/business/better-ceo-fires-employees/index.html

 

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Better.com CEO Vishal Garg announced the mortgage company is laying off about 9% of its workforce on a Zoom webinar Wednesday abruptly informing the more than 900 employees on the call they were being terminated just before the holidays.

"If you're on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off," Garg said on the call, a recording of which was viewed by CNN Business. "Your employment here is terminated effective immediately."
He then said employees could expect an email from HR detailing benefits and severance.
"Having to conduct layoffs is gut wrenching, especially this time of year," CFO Kevin Ryan said in a statement to CNN Business. "However a fortress balance sheet and a reduced and focused workforce together set us up to play offense going into a radically evolving homeownership market."
Garg cited market efficiency, performance and productivity as the reason behind the firings. Fortune later reported Garg accused the employees of "stealing" from their colleagues and customers by being unproductive and only working two hours a day.
"This is the second time in my career I'm doing this and I do not want to do this. The last time I did it, I cried," Garg said on the call, which remained short and emotionless.
Among those fired were the diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting team.
 
The Softbank-backed mortgage lender announced in May it was going public through an SPAC and last week received $750 million in cash as part of the deal. The company is prepared to have more than $1 billion on its balance sheet.
Garg has been involved in controversy before, as evidenced by an email he sent to staff that was obtained by Forbes.
"You are TOO DAMN SLOW. You are a bunch of DUMB DOLPHINS... SO STOP IT. STOP IT. STOP IT RIGHT NOW. YOU ARE EMBARRASSING ME," he wrote.
The Daily Beast reported in August that one of Garg's most "loyal lieutenants" received massive perks, such as millions of dollars worth of stock options that could be vested immediately, not comparable to other employees. That person was later placed on administrative leave for bullying

 

 
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7 hours ago, Ilunga said:

That article missed the statement he made about sharks.

 

They are the creatures he stated eats dumb dolphin's.

 

 

Not much of a marine biologist is he?

https://www.wildlifeonline.me.uk/questions/answer/do-sharks-have-any-predators

"The frequency of shark predation by whales is largely unknown and, although sperm whales are well known to consume smaller sharks, how often they attack larger species is unclear. Records of killer whales attacking sharks are more profuse in the literature than those for Physeter."

 

https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-known-natural-predators-of-sharks

PODS of Dolphins and Orcas, who are Dolphins not killer whales, target great white sharks

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2 hours ago, gurn said:

Not much of a marine biologist is he?

https://www.wildlifeonline.me.uk/questions/answer/do-sharks-have-any-predators

"The frequency of shark predation by whales is largely unknown and, although sperm whales are well known to consume smaller sharks, how often they attack larger species is unclear. Records of killer whales attacking sharks are more profuse in the literature than those for Physeter."

 

https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-known-natural-predators-of-sharks

PODS of Dolphins and Orcas, who are Dolphins not killer whales, target great white sharks


It’s hard to find a good marine biologist.

 

 

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2 hours ago, gurn said:

Not much of a marine biologist is he?

https://www.wildlifeonline.me.uk/questions/answer/do-sharks-have-any-predators

"The frequency of shark predation by whales is largely unknown and, although sperm whales are well known to consume smaller sharks, how often they attack larger species is unclear. Records of killer whales attacking sharks are more profuse in the literature than those for Physeter."

 

https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-known-natural-predators-of-sharks

PODS of Dolphins and Orcas, who are Dolphins not killer whales, target great white sharks

He is not much of a person full stop.

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6 hours ago, BoKnows said:

 

Tucker opined on the Ukraine situation on tonight's show:

 

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https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-america-gain-nothing-from-starting-war-russia

 

Here’s something all of us need to internalize. Just because something seems far-fetched, or it seems crazy, or it seems totally destructive to core American interests doesn’t mean the U.S. government won’t do it. That’s the main lesson at the moment we’re living in. 

 

So with that in mind, do not discount, no matter how far-fetched it may seem, a hot war with Russia. Yes, that is a lunatic idea. There is nothing we could possibly gain from a military confrontation with Vladimir Putin and there’s very much we could lose including of course many thousands of American lives. But that doesn’t mean Joe Biden won’t do it. 

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If there was any time that either Russia takes the Ukraine back or China takes Taiwan it is now. The USA is as weak as it has been in decades. The psychological victory of a success in Taiwan would fault the Chinese into global leadership. 

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27 minutes ago, Ilunga said:

I have loved playing chess all my life.

Took over 10 years to beat my dad after he taught me the game.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-11/magnus-carlsen-beats-ian-nepomniachtchi-to-win-world-chess-title/100692614

 

Magnus is making a case for the best player to ever play this game.

He is a heck of a player.

Nepo did not play well, a bit off in his play levels; but even top level, in shape Nepo, would very likely lose to Magnus.

Keep an eye on a few current Grand Masters and a couple of "super Gm's.

Alireza Firouzja a 2804 rating, he got to the 2800 rating-considered super GM at a younger age than Magnus. He likely would have done it much quicker, but covid has limited his tournament attendance.- Magnus has said Ali will probably be the guy that replaces him.

Ding Liren 2799 Fide rating

Fabiano  Caruana   2792.

 

I spend some time watching this fellow on you tube:

Levy Rozman  2346  Inter National Master at his site

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQHX6ViZmPsWiYSFAyS0a3Q

and Eric Rosen 2356 IM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKgQp-9rVrE

 

 

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2 hours ago, gurn said:

He is a heck of a player.

Nepo did not play well, a bit off in his play levels; but even top level, in shape Nepo, would very likely lose to Magnus.

Keep an eye on a few current Grand Masters and a couple of "super Gm's.

Alireza Firouzja a 2804 rating, he got to the 2800 rating-considered super GM at a younger age than Magnus. He likely would have done it much quicker, but covid has limited his tournament attendance.- Magnus has said Ali will probably be the guy that replaces him.

Ding Liren 2799 Fide rating

Fabiano  Caruana   2792.

 

I spend some time watching this fellow on you tube:

Levy Rozman  2346  Inter National Master at his site

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQHX6ViZmPsWiYSFAyS0a3Q

and Eric Rosen 2356 IM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKgQp-9rVrE

 

 

Yep I follow what's happening in the chess world.

 

After being defeated by Deep Blue Garry Kasparov wrote a book,Deep Thinking.

 

His thoughts on AI and thinking in general.

I highly recommend it,great read.

 

I am not much of a twatter fan however Garry is one of the guys I check on every now and again,he is a big fan of democracy.

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