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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    ¿Qué quiere decir esto?

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    Referring to Bill Clinton's famous legalistic idiocy: "That depends on what is is."
     
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  5. Michael 345 In Aust : found it :) Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not even going to try to untangle the mess made of medical suffixes

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    While I do not remember or care to look up the exact context of that question&answer, it does seem like a stupid thing to say. However, to be fair, Clinton should not have been put in that position to begin with. The whole impeachment was a ridiculous farce & an enormous waste of time, effort & money & accomplished nothing constructive. Republicans did it of out mad hatter mind-mangled madness without just cause & barely any evidence.
    The judge in the Jones case ruled the Lewinsky matter immaterial, and threw out the case in April 1998 on the grounds that Jones had failed to show any damages.

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    And there is the idiocy of politics and power in a nutshell.

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    So it was in Bills case a case where "is" finished up being "wasn't"

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    Idiotic pride of place, unsupported fanatic faith that where I live is the best, noblest place to be, love it or leave it.
    Criticizing & condemning of other places is heartily accepted yet if my country does anything wrong, I do not want to hear about it.
    Eagerness to go wherever the government says to go & kill people there. Regarding people who do that as heros.

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    Pone - unleavened cornbread in the form of flat oval cakes or loaves, originally as prepared with water by Native Americans and cooked in hot ashes.

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    Mopane Worms

    Gonimbrasia belina is a species of emperor moth which is native to the warmer parts of southern Africa. Its large edible caterpillar, known as the Madora, feeds primarily but not exclusively on mopane tree leaves. Mopane worms are an important source of protein for millions in the region.

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    Sago Worm - Sago Grub (Butod), the Most Bizarre Food of Borneo. Known as Butod locally, Sago Grub or Sago Worm is a delicacy, as well as the most disgusting food of Sabah. it's an ugly but nutritious food. However, it's a test of bravery to put this wriggling bug into your mouth.


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    plaster saint - a person who makes a show of being without moral faults or human weakness, especially in a hypocritical way.

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    snowflake
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowflake_(slang)


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    Cognitive Dissonance -
    In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance is a consequence of a person performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted with new information that contradicts said beliefs, ideals, and values.[1][2]
    In A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (1957), Leon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency in order to mentally function in the real world. A person who experiences internal inconsistency tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and so is motivated to reduce the cognitive dissonance, by making changes to justify the stressful behavior, by actively avoiding social situations and contradictory information likely to increase the magnitude of the cognitive dissonance.

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    Hyperbolic paraboloid
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraboloid#Hyperbolic_paraboloid
     

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