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Space Vacation

A Russian rocket has blasted off to the International Space Station with an American billionaire on board.

Charles Simonyi is the first space tourist to be blasted into orbit for a second time, and he's paid nearly $35 million for the privilege.

During his 13-day mission, he'll help with research projects and be taking part in live broadcasts with schools.

He's traveling with two astronauts who'll also be part of the new six-man crew aboard the space station.

Until now, only three astronauts have lived on the station at any one time. Doubling the number means they'll be able to do more scientific research, but it also means there won't be any more space tourists for a while as there's less room for visitors.

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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
I can understand Paris, because they haven't had attacks like that before. But the Pulse shooting is a common event in our country, even if it was the largest thus far. Now with the same event occurring in Turkey, I can only think of two reasons why the Instanbul event isn't getting enough reception: 1. It's Ramadan 2. It didn't involve homophobia Seeing as Radical Islamic Terror became huge during Ramadan after the Orlando Shooting, I'm betting on #2. We can't identify the Istanbul event with a clear agenda, not can we identify with Istanbul. 
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ValenciaRose
ValenciaRose posted in Debating:
If you are literally speaking well actually there are websites which offer a variation of filters for different flags across the world; I can upload one just to show you. On the other hand, I assume you mean that despite all these recent events, the event in Turkey had no supportive filter whatsoever; there was pray for Paris and Orlando but not much variation/support for Turkey then I understand where you are coming from because I am questioning this too. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
If a volley of rainbow profile pictures is how we react when 49 people die in Florida, why do we do nothing when 44 people die in Istanbul? Why is there no Turkish flag filter to edit my pictures with? 
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Kirsti
Kirsti posted in Food:
Sushi :3
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inkdeath posted in Food:
A whopper xD
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