Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

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Face of the day



Today’s face of the day is one member of a remarkable group of bikers who lend their strength to make abused children feel safe and supported.

Bikers Against Child Abuse International (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children.

…BACA members truly go above and beyond in order to make children more comfortable and supported as they deal with the terrible cards with which they’ve been dealt — which often includes sexual and physical abuse. They’ll do everything from picking kids up from the bus to escorting them to and from school or therapy sessions. The children have these rough-and-tumble men playing with Barbies and painting butterflies on their faces.

But what strikes me most is the fact they’ll even attend courtroom cases in which child victims must testify against their abusers. Looking out into the seats and seeing them filled with their strong and powerful leather-clad friends can make a frightened and intimidated child feel much more secure. “The kid looks at us, concentrates on us knows we’re there for them.” Wow. This is absolutely remarkable.


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Word of the day

The word for today is…

hoi polloi (noun) –  The common people; the masses.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1837, from Greek hoi polloi (plural) “the people,” literally “the many”. Used in Greek by Dryden (1668) and Byron (1822), in both cases preceded by the, even though Greek hoi means “the,” a mistake repeated often by subsequent writers who at least have the excuse of ignorance of Greek.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 4

1My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment,

Wednesday nightCap

Dusty wouldn’t last long around here


Today’s Trivia


Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

The Nazi’s had their own TV station that lasted for over 10 years. (Source)

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Caution: extreme sports


Powerful anaesthesia brings out his inner Arabic black man


Daily Roundup


Counterfitters got confused

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