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  1. FrFan

    Massive fire engulfs Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

    After Notre Dame fire, a GoFundMe ensured black churches burned in Louisiana got $1 million, too
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    Massive fire engulfs Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

    The world is at the bedside of Notre Dame, thanks a lot to all those people. Eric Fischer, who heads a foundation restoring the 1,000-year-old Strasbourg Cathedral that recently underwent a three-year facelift, said he thought rebuilding Notre Dame would probably take several decades. Some have expressed hope that detailed 3D maps of Notre Dame created in recent years by academics such the late US art historian Andrew Tallon, who used laser scanners to create a model of the building accurate to within 5mm, could help – as could similar near-perfect computer models generated for video games such as Assassin’s Creed Unity, which is set in Paris. US citizens Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis contribute €10 mil. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted on Tuesday that the company would be "donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame's precious heritage for future generations" but did not specify an amount. The German and Italian governments have also offered to help in the reconstruction, while Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to send “the best Russian specialists with rich experience in the restoration of national heritage monuments.” Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online
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    PED's in Sports: should they be legalized?

    Yes it is : " hGH is prohibited both in- and out-of-competition under section S2 of WADA’s List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. https://www.wada-ama.org/en/questions-answers/human-growth-hormone-hgh-testing"
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    Massive fire engulfs Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

    YouTube mistakenly links Notre Dame fire to September 11 attacks
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    Massive fire engulfs Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

    "From what I could see, the stained glass had not been damaged, the three beautiful roses that date back to the 12th and 13th century were still there," explains on BFM Paris André Finot, spokesman of the cathedral, who was able to enter the nave during the night. The fear concerning these windows is now the fragility of the building. Other stained glass windows have also been damaged, but these are newer. Another small relief is that the organ of the cathedral was spared by the flames. A couple of french businessmen already pledged for +€300 mil, that's the total of money that our stupid governments have been granted to take care of ALL our historical monuments !
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    Massive fire engulfs Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

    "The priority we had was to save the two belfries (the parts that supports the towers), and the two belfries were saved. Imagine: the belfry frame weakened, the bells collapsing, it was really our fear! "" All the works of art that were in the "treasure" part were saved. Most of the time, firefighters in Paris are committed to preserving people, there it was really about safeguarding property, preserving what could still be, so making choices. " Mgr Patrick Chauvet
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    Massive fire engulfs Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

    The frame dated from 1220. Last year I made sure Notre Dame restoration program was high in my last will. Edit: the frame was called the forest, because each beam was made in an oak tree. Number of beams = number of oak trees used.
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    Massive fire engulfs Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

    She survived all the wars through the ages, and now a stupid fire is putting her down. I'm so sick !
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    PED's in Sports: should they be legalized?

    Would you encourage your kids to use them ? Are Steroids Worth the Risk?
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    PED's in Sports: should they be legalized?

    Legalizing steroids, doping and other PEDs wouldn't set an even bar imo, I believe money will still make the difference,. There will be athletes who will be able to afford the best meds, researchers sorcerer's apprentices, genetic engineering, and the others who won't.
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    PED's in Sports: should they be legalized?

    As soon as PED's wille be legalized Sport will stop to be a role model. Icarus was a Greek mythological figure who tried to escape imprisonment in Crete with his father Daedalus, using wings Daedalus crafted out of feathers and wax. Daedalus warned Icarus not too fly too close to the sun or too low to the sea. Overwhelmed with the excitement of flying, Icarus flew much too high, and as a result the wax melted and his feathers fell off. Down Icarus plunged into the sea, and indeed into death as well. The story of Icarus is often used to signify the dangers of over-ambition. Mo' Money, Mo' roids, Mo' HGH, Mo' records, Mo' fame, Mo' Mo' Mo', until ...........
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    The Brexit Thread

    Brexit: What happens now?
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    The Brexit Thread

    Where does this garbage comes from ? From our politician mainstream pricks who love to play with the devil to serve their means. No excuses
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    The Brexit Thread

    New presidency spokewoman "I assume to lie to protect the president" (2017) When Simone Veil died she said : "Yes la meuf is dead" (Yes the chick is dead") !!!
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    ES Soccer Thread

    Bayern pay record €80 million for World Cup winner Hernandez This is a very good signing for FC Bayern despite the price tag. On the other side PSG is too dumb and keeps on chasing brazilian defensive players.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    JP goes 1-on-1 with Bruce Allen at Owner's Meetings to discuss young QBs and the "burning" urgency to win
  17. Kimberly M Parkhurst‏ @SweetParkhurst @CraigHoffman @EatSleepRedskin @JPFinlayNBCS Since when does anything make sense this year?
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    ES Soccer Thread

    UEFA/MaFifa fixing games again Arsenal vs Rennes. They changed the Away-Home games order, then granted Lacazette a reduced suspension so he could play and finally the officiating