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13th Jan '18 4:10:24 PM PineTowers
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** The Brazil version of the civil police tactics team is '''CORE''' (Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais, Portuguese for Coordination of Special Assets)
11th Jan '18 9:22:56 PM YourEternalTroper
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* There was once an all-women's air force group during World War II, and it was called the '''W'''omen '''A'''ir Force '''S'''ervice '''P'''ilots. For the Army division, it was known as the '''W'''omen's '''Army''' '''S'''ervice '''P'''ilots.

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* There was once an all-women's air force group during World War II, and it was called the '''W'''omen '''A'''ir Force '''S'''ervice '''P'''ilots. For the Army division, it was known as the '''W'''omen's '''Army''' '''A'''rmy '''S'''ervice '''P'''ilots.
11th Jan '18 9:22:32 PM YourEternalTroper
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* There was once an all-women's air force group during World War II, and it was called the '''W'''omen '''A'''ir Force '''S'''ervice '''P'''ilots. For the Army division, it was known as the '''W'''omen's '''Army''' '''S'''ervice '''P'''ilots.
7th Dec '17 2:44:57 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** One bad taste joke after the Columbia disaster was that NASA stood for Need Another Seven Astronauts.

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** One bad taste joke after the Columbia disaster and Challenger disasters was that NASA stood for Need Another Seven Astronauts.
7th Dec '17 2:42:27 PM ScorpiusOB1
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*** Last but not least, JADE ('''J'''ovian '''A'''uroral '''D'''istributions '''E'''xperiment) and [[Franchise/StarWars JEDI]] ('''J'''upiter '''E'''nergetic-particle '''D'''etector '''I'''nstrument) used by Juno.
28th Nov '17 5:20:36 PM justme13
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In Canada, a group that helps with owed child support payments is called:
** Mothers
** Against
** Fathers
** In
** Arrears
** Hilariously lampshaded in the 90's during a debate in the Ontario Legislature over a bill by the then Conservative Government to bring in new penalties for back-payments was supported by the organization, leading one opposition Member to say the bill has Mafia support.
27th Nov '17 9:29:06 PM justme13
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* In the U.S they have a series of statutes that allows criminals to be charged not with specific crimes, but be charged with being members of a criminal organization. The Statutes are known as:

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* In the U.S they have a series of statutes that allows criminals to be charged not with specific crimes, but be charged with being members of a criminal organization. Thereby making it easier to prosecute and convict Organized Crime leaders who insulate themselves from prosecution by having their underlings carry out criminal activities. The Statutes are known as:
22nd Nov '17 9:46:51 PM justme13
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Racketeer
Influenced
Corrupt
Organization

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** Racketeer
** Influenced
** Corrupt
** Organization
22nd Nov '17 9:45:27 PM justme13
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* In the U.S they have a series of statutes that allows criminals to be charged not with specific crimes, but be charged with being members of a criminal organization. The Statutes are known as:
Racketeer
Influenced
Corrupt
Organization
** Rumor is that this was deliberate by it's author as reference to the film Public Enemies main character, though he's denied it.
18th Nov '17 2:58:52 PM mrincodi
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* ''W.A.T.C.H.'' : World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc., which has been issuing the annual “10 Worst Toys” list since 1973.
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