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Al Capone’s Miami Beach Estate Hits Market for $14.9 Million

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Al Capone’s Miami Beach Estate Hits Market for $14.9 Million
The 20th century gangster’s former home was overhauled in 2015

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Microsoft Genuine OEM & Retail Product Keys

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Microsoft Genuine OEM & Retail Product Keys
I came across this. Comments anyone?

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New York Times:

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New York Times: As DIY Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going To Get Hurt’,

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This detached home in Toronto with a large wine cellar sold for over $3-million

Post by Webscout » Thu May 17, 2018 9:48 am

This detached home in Toronto with a large wine cellar sold for over $3-million

The wine cellar is empty. What would it cost to re-stock it? :oh:
This four-bedroom, five-bathroom, detached home with a large wine cellar in the Avenue and Lawrence Road area in Toronto, sold for S141,000 over asking after being on the market for 12 days.

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Re: New York Times:

Post by Neo » Sat May 19, 2018 6:35 pm

Webscout wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 12:41 pm
New York Times: As DIY Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going To Get Hurt’,

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/science/biohackers-gene-editing-virus.html
That sounds as safe as do it yourself brain surgery :lol:

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AliExpress...buying

Post by Webscout » Sun May 20, 2018 11:40 am

I buy a number of items from the vendors at AliExpress and I am generally pleased with all my 'inexpensive purchases'. Most are shipped free,
I recently bought one 5 pack of little led key chain flashlights...the kind you squeese. I just noticed that they also have a small switch (I had my readers on)

The order...3 ok 1 DOA and 1 erratic like 50% out pit light.

Ali has a dispute policy. I suggested a $1 refund and they agreed. Fair and acceptable.

In Canada the max buy is $20 and no duty but it seems some peeps have gone much higher. I have purchased max $50 and no duty. No tax.

The key to getting the best price at Ali is to c/p the item ie mini led flashlights into their search engine. You will probably see many of the same items but the prices will vary.
Some willl ship free others..others pay shipping.

I belive this is one of the cheapest sites online to buy goods from Asia.

Banggood and Gearbest are 2 other interesting sites, a bit different and more expensive I believe.

Anyone know of any other good buying sites.....inexpensive?

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Re: Something Of Interest?

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Money really isn’t everything: The surprising new ranking of Canada’s happiest - and most miserable - places to live

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Taylor Swift is doing more to stop scalpers than Ontario’s new ticket act: experts

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The French have a saying:

Post by Webscout » Tue May 22, 2018 7:49 am

The French have a saying: “In every relationship, there is one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.” Why did I always have to be the kisser? Why couldn’t I be the cheek-offerer?

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Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia by Mark Galeott

Post by Webscout » Tue May 22, 2018 12:45 pm

Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia by Mark Galeott

The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia’s much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone
Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.
The vory—as the Russian mafia is also known—was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the thieves’ code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti’s captivating study details the vory’s journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia’s free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.

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Re: Something Of Interest?

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History of the Russian Mafia


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Re: Something Of Interest?

Post by Webscout » Thu May 24, 2018 7:38 am

Thanks....I will watch.

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Why snapping asparagus stalks is like throwing away money

Post by Webscout » Tue May 29, 2018 11:29 am

Why snapping asparagus stalks is like throwing away money

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Is premium gasoline worth the price difference?

Post by Webscout » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:40 pm

Is premium gasoline worth the price difference?

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Seriously, Stop Googling - This Free Tool Finds The Best Coupon At 21,000+ Sites

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Seriously, Stop Googling - This Free Tool Finds The Best Coupon At 21,000+ Sites

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The disturbing record behind one of B.C.’s top billing doctors

Post by Webscout » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:03 am

The disturbing record behind one of B.C.’s top billing doctors
For 13 years, Winston Tuck Loke Tam was British Columbia’s top billing obstetrician-gynecologist, seeing as many as 90 patients a day and bringing in up to $1.7-million a year.

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