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  • Czech man suffers serious injuries trying to blast garden mole with fireworks

    A man in České Budějovice was taken to hospital with two broken legs after using illegal fireworks to try to rid his garden of a mischievous mole.


    https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/art...sing-fireworks

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    • Originally posted by gh View Post
      Czech man suffers serious injuries trying to blast garden mole with fireworks

      A man in České Budějovice was taken to hospital with two broken legs after using illegal fireworks to try to rid his garden of a mischievous mole.


      https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/art...sing-fireworks
      Recon he's a Caddy Shack fan?
      You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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      • Originally posted by gh View Post
        Czech man suffers serious injuries trying to blast garden mole with fireworks

        A man in České Budějovice was taken to hospital with two broken legs after using illegal fireworks to try to rid his garden of a mischievous mole.


        https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/art...sing-fireworks
        That's a town famous for its brewery. Maybe he'd had too much of the local beer?

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        • Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post

          Recon he's a Caddy Shack fan?
          First thing which popped into my head when I read the headline

          caddyshack-bill-murray.gif

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          • A Michigan woman tried to hire an assassin online at RentAHitman.com. Now, she’s going to prison.
            Today at 4:18 a.m. EST

            Seething and vengeful, Wendy Wein was on the lookout for the professional killer she meant to hire as she waited inside a southeastern Michigan cafe in July 2020.

            Wein wanted her ex-husband dead. But she didn’t want to kill him herself and didn’t know anyone she trusted to do it for her. So she did what a lot of people do when they have a job they can’t or don’t want to do themselves — she searched for help on the Internet.

            On RentAHitman.com.

            What Wein found was presumably reassuring. The website promised her confidentiality. It boasted of industry awards. It showed off testimonials of satisfied customers, including one from Laura S., who had “caught my husband cheating with the babysitter.” The website bragged about complying with HIPPA, which it said was “the Hitman Information Privacy & Protection Act of 1964,” a nod to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, the law passed in 1996 to protect patients’ medical information.

            The trouble for Wein was that RentAHitman.com is a fake website. It’s not run by “Guido Fanelli,” as it claims, but by Bob Innes, a 54-year-old Northern California man who forwards any serious inquiries to law enforcement. Innes launched the site 16 years ago as part of an Internet security business that never went anywhere. Instead, it has served as a honeypot of sorts, attracting people who want to hire professional killers.

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...itman-website/

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            • Guido Fanelli? and she believed that? That alone puts her high up in the running.

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              • Now that his identity was outed by the media, he can no longer trick other suckers... or maybe he still can.

                His Linkedin page is at the top of the Google search.

                Guido Fanelli - CEO - Rent-A-Hitman | LinkedIn

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                • Even it was an actual hitman hiring service (and somehow was managing to operate outside the dark web), you would have to be pretty darned foolish to leave such a trail for investigators.

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                  • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
                    Even it was an actual hitman hiring service (and somehow was managing to operate outside the dark web), you would have to be pretty darned foolish to leave such a trail for investigators.
                    Yet she managed to evolve. The trouble with Darwin's theory is that humans evolve in spite of stupidity. It doesn't seem to be part of the fitness scale. Although Covid seems to be doing some weaning.

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                    • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

                      The trouble with Darwin's theory is that humans evolve in spite of stupidity. .
                      Why is that troublesome? Did Darwin say anything about which direction many human brains were heading as a result of evolution?

                      Did he say we were getting smarter?

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                      • Originally posted by 1.609 View Post
                        Why is that troublesome? Did Darwin say anything about which direction many human brains were heading as a result of evolution?
                        Did he say we were getting smarter?
                        Only if that helps us adapt to our environment.
                        Unfortunately, in today's world, it is quite evident that intelligence is no longer a requisite. Just a loud mouth and an unwillingness to listen to logic.

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                        • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                          Only if that helps us adapt to our environment.
                          Unfortunately, in today's world, it is quite evident that intelligence is no longer a requisite. Just a loud mouth and an unwillingness to listen to logic.
                          Indeed. Manners are dead. Nature fused a hyena with a primate and she-it got elected to Congress.

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                          • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                            Only if that helps us adapt to our environment.
                            Unfortunately, in today's world, it is quite evident that intelligence is no longer a requisite. Just a loud mouth and an unwillingness to listen to logic.
                            I think for mankind to get more intelligent through evolution would require 3 main factors:

                            1. For intelligence to clearly improve survival rates.
                            2. For intelligent people to be more likely to reproduce and at a higher rate than less intelligent people.
                            3. For intelligence to tend to be hereditary.

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                            • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
                              I think for mankind to get more intelligent through evolution would require 3 main factors:
                              1. For intelligence to clearly improve survival rates.
                              2. For intelligent people to be more likely to reproduce and at a higher rate than less intelligent people.
                              3. For intelligence to tend to be hereditary.
                              I think a very good argument can be made that evolution, as Darwin defined it, has ceased for humankind. Modern medicine and the Nanny State save those that would have been culled from the herd.

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                              • It seems like to candidates never cease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuWmmf-PglI

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