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21) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1546093)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging



Answer me this:

If god didn't want us to eat cows then why did she make them out of steaks ??

Yet another Bible-Belt ripost denying reality?

Or selfish illusions of "If it is there, grab-it-and-others-be-damned"?


How can you live on the "Body of Christ"?... Obviously not in reality...


Keep searchin' wider,
Martin
22) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546092)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
Anatomy of female genital mutilation

In societies where FGM is commonplace, a woman can bring shame on herself and her family if she does not comply. Some see it as a religious necessity - though no scriptures explicitly prescribe it.
The Qur'an says; “Trim, but do not cut into it, for this is brighter for the face (of the girl) and more favorable with the husband.”

Hence the traditional shaving of hair.

There is nothing in there about painful mutilation that is of no benefit for husband or wife.


Very silly painful extremes.

How do we educate the world to better things and to throw out the corruption of old?


All in our only one world,
Martin
23) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546088)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
... edit: bound to make your neighbours a bit paranoid...

Yes, especially when you add your books and hadiths on top of it.

There is one simple positive solution:

Not Biblical Retribution:

Go for cooperation.



Very simple if those in the "Holy Lands" could be somewhat more holy rather than seeking suicide and Armageddon.


All very painfully silly politics as ever,

All in our only one world,
Martin
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Entanglement possible instant communication over very long distances (Message 1545785)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
... So explain to me this thing about being in two places at the same time then, and does the two slit experiment in ave particle duality have anything to do with it?

"Particles" is a misnomer...

A better reality is to consider energy oscillation that is best described by a 'probability of an interaction being seen as resolving a particle'.

Similarly, the Young's slits experiment is nicely described if you assume a wave packet rather than a particle. With a 'packet' you can have the packet exhibit interference with itself for a singular packet.


All good spooky stuff, especially when you see the vibrating oil analogues showing "quantum-like" effects but at a very much larger scale that can be seen with the unaided eye. Very non-intuitive!


Keep searchin',
Martin
25) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1545784)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
And another form of denial:


Beef environment cost 10 times that of other livestock

... the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock. Scientists measured the environment inputs required to produce the main US sources of protein.

Beef cattle need 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than pork, poultry, eggs or dairy...




All in the name of profit and our world be damned?


All on our only one planet,
Martin
26) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1545782)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
And in contrast for some great pain across one swathe of the world for women to deny them the pleasure of sex:


Anatomy of female genital mutilation

The world could put a stop to female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation, international leaders and campaigners say. (This report contains graphic descriptions of the practices involved).

The ambitious pledge to end FGM comes from a UK summit dedicated to the topic... So what is FGM, and why is it still being carried out on millions of women and girls around the world?...




Makes you wonder what the men do with themselves!

Ouch on both sides! :-(

An old piece of misogyny that is long overdue to be cut out...


All in our only one world,
Martin
27) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1545781)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
... I understand what you're trying to explain here but I'd give up thinking anybody would really understand or is rather willing to understand you here. As I read before in this thread, quite an eccentric board here and everybody has his or her own ideas... Always nice to discuss thing in a civilized manner though, can't deny that...

Fascinating to see how religions and conspiracy theories work!


And good fun for a good yarn...

Next: Philosophy? ;-)


Keep searchin',
Martin
28) Message boards : Politics : Tesco's latest PR blurb (Message 1545336)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
Quite true, but are these brands being run by androids with AI?

Aggressively or not, the fault lies with the local government. Overspending, introducing jobs for the boys, stupid regulations, forcing local businesses out of business due to too high business rates...

...in comes bookmakers who always make a profit & our high streets...

...big companies like Tesco's know this & take advantage. Is that really the fault of Tesco?

Edit:

Tesco boss stepping down

You are deflecting into confusion...

There is various "sharp" practice in business. Some businesspeople are sharper and more bloodied than others. Really, is anything-goes all without morals an acceptable way of business? We've seen too many examples of that with 'very bad' results for the victims.


I thought this thread was focused on the negative returns from the public for a company that has possibly made too bad a name for itself for physically monopolizing areas. To the extent that there were 'riots' spawned in Bristol.

Elsewhere, I've seen what I see as their overly aggressive tactics in action and I feel very strongly that it destroys livelihoods and denies healthy choice for everyone.


Such is business at all cost and no morals...

All in our own little world,
Martin
29) Message boards : Politics : Tesco's latest PR blurb (Message 1545317)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
... That's where the problem is The planning applications were approved were they not?

The problem is that certain large chains can afford to "dispute" everything aggressively, knowing that the local councils cannot afford to go to court...


All yet another form of legal bullying?...

Unpleasant stuff...


All in our own little world,
Martin
30) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1545307)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
... Not the words of Batter Up but the word of g-d...

... Edit: THINK that's on topic...

Reminds me of a song about some religious types searching for Mary:


They climb the stone, reaching for heaven

Fools carry words tangled like vines



Very tangled words indeed and all meaning lost in a tunnel of secrets...

Foolish indeed.

Instead move onwards and upwards into Philosophy?


Keep searchin',
Martin
31) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1545266)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
A lot of hot air into yet more denial?

Or... Might this be the year of revelation?...


diplomacy in climate countdown

... The target is to try to land an international deal on limiting greenhouse gases at what is billed as a major summit in Paris in late 2015.

In climate terms, Paris has become the new Copenhagen, the next venue for another push for a global agreement following the failed attempt in Denmark five years ago.

As with the countdown to every global gathering of this kind, expectations are mounting and the smallest detail of phrasing or policy from key players is seized on as a sign that maybe, this time, perhaps...

... What chance Paris?




All a continued stupid game of politics and brinksmanship by those unaware of the real world about them...

Or can the real world shout loud enough?


All on our only one planet,
Martin
32) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1545262)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
Martin, I want to know why cigarettes are still sold. They have known about the health risks here in the US since the middel 60's. Bet yet they continue to sell them. Any state that selle cigarettes should not be able to sue anyone. Infact the states should be sued for selling them.And Any idiot who still smokes should have no recourse to sue for getting cancer or what ever you can get sick from smokeing.
And untill a cheaper form of energy is availble to all of the world that everyone can afford to use, Fossil wont die. Id love to have a wind turbine and a solar panel for my energy use. I cant freaking afford to get them. Public transportion is basically non existant unless you live in a city. And why would I buy an electric car when my electric bill is high enough now. Even with me trying to limit my usage.
You cant pass laws on carbon without sticking it to the poor pepole who cant afford the latest dodadds.

All a balance of freedoms?...

I think there is a fine balance that people should be free to do as they please provided they do not impose upon others.

So, all well and good for the tobacco industry to have and to sell tobacco. Provided that is they do not lie and deceive and entrap the unwary to profit from killing them.

My understanding is that the smoking tobacco has been specially developed to be especially addictive. I consider that to be entrapment rather than selling a product for pleasure.

There is also the long history of FUD that has been peddled by the tobacco industry to ignore all the bad health effects. Worse still, their marketing has very cynically targeted children in various ways. Why else do you still see children smoking like old troopers? And yet they are a long way short of their 16th birthday!...


Meanwhile, we are all being slimed by the lies and deceit in the pursuit of profit by the old dirty fossils desperate to pollute us all to hell. All in the name of profit at everyone elses' expense and the world be damned.


All on our only one world,
Martin
33) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1545260)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
... Its a funny old world we live in...

Believe me!

;-)


Or... You can think for yourself...

First is to look around you rather than be lost in the preaching of others?...


Keep searchin',
Martin
34) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1545010)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
This has taken a long time coming:


Chain smoker's widow awarded $23bn in punitive damages in Florida

A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23bn against America's second-biggest cigarette maker, RJ Reynolds.

The judgment, returned on Friday night, was the largest in Florida history in a wrongful death lawsuit... Cynthia Robinson, of Pensacola, sued the cigarette maker in 2008 over the death of her husband, Michael Johnson, claiming the company conspired to conceal the health dangers and addictive nature of its products.

Johnson, a hotel shuttle-bus driver who died of lung cancer in 1996 aged 36, smoked between one and three packets a day for more 20 years, starting at age 13, Chestnut said.

“He couldn't quit. He was smoking the day he died...

... jurors appeared to have been swayed by evidence of the company's aggressive marketing of tobacco products, particularly promotions aimed at young people, and by its claims that it was Johnson's choice to smoke.

“They lied to Congress, they lied to the public, they lied to smokers and tried to blamed the smoker,”
...




Note how some of the Fossil Fuels industry use the same Marketing people with the same "lies" of FUD and denial...

How long before the damage is done?

How soon before people shout loud enough to get rid of the dirty old polluters?


All on our only one world,
Martin
35) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1545009)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Well, you can't get clearer than this for what happened:


MH17: missile launcher was in towns near crash site, videos suggest

Evidence was growing on Sunday that Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a missile fired from the vicinity of two neighbouring towns near the crash site within rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine...

... It claimed that over the weekend of 12-13 July Russia sent a convoy of military equipment with up to 150 vehicles, including tanks, armoured personnel carriers artillery, and multiple rocket launchers to the separatists. The statement also said Russia was training separatist fighters in southwest Russia, including on anti-aircraft systems.

Vitaly Nayda, the country's counterintelligence chief, said that Buk missile launchers were seen crossing into Russia from eastern Ukraine on Friday morning.

A definitive investigation was still being prevented by access restrictions imposed by eastern separatist groups. The rebels were removing bodies and the Ukrainian government accused them of sanitising the scene of evidence...




Now to unravel the politics and retribution...


All in our only one world,
Martin
36) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1545000)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
For all the political infighting and political fighting and war-by-proxy for that region, perhaps the first step is for everyone to acknowledge that they are there and have fought to be there.

The next step could be to overcome past grievances and to look forwards for what can be done.


The present game of fighting continued old battles helps noone.

Can those in the holy lands be more holy and look to a future for all?

Will the surrounding meddling countries allow that?


All in our only one world,
Martin
37) Message boards : Politics : Tesco's latest PR blurb (Message 1544954)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Of course here there was a long derelict pub, which was a dive when it was opened. Tesco's now has the nicest brightest shop in the area.

So I have definitely no axe to grind here I use the shop daily and for me and all the people in the area it is a godsend.

Which is all well and good until the might of the shopping chain subsidizing that outlet drives all the surrounding outlets out of business so that the prices can then be bumped up for monopoly profiteering...

That may well not always be the case but for my area, to me there definitely looks to be the Tesco game of monopoly saturation to try to drive out ALL other food outlets... (THREE Tesco Hypermarkets all at about three mile intervals?!! Incredible. Two dominating small shopping centres, and the other one halfway between where a shopping centre could be expected.)


Usual business model for saturating an area with your one "brand"...

All in our only one world,
Martin
38) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1544953)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Deny this weather?

All completely normal?


Hottest day of the year follows thunderstorms

Parts of south-east England have recorded the hottest day of the year after dramatic electrical storms... The sweltering heat came after lightning struck the UK more than 3,000 times in the early hours of Friday. But the Met Office is warning of more storms and, in England and east Wales, flash flooding is on the way...

... The Met Office has issued a heat health alert for southern England and the Midlands...




Week in pictures: 12-18 July 2014

... Swimmers and sunbathers were forced to run for cover when hit a freak hailstorm hit a beach in Siberia, Russia, on Saturday...

... Lightning struck more than 3,000 times in two hours in the UK...

... Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun...




UK storms cause further disruption after lightning

Storms have caused further disruption in parts of the UK after recent high temperatures and lightning strikes.

Heathrow Airport has asked airlines to cancel one in five flights between 16:00 and 18:00 BST. Airlines say other London flights could be delayed...

Manchester Airport said an electrical surge caused by thunderstorms had caused some delays...

... Forecasters said a very warm and humid air mass across the UK would become "increasingly unstable", leading to more intense thunderstorms.

"We're expecting heavy thundery showers through the weekend with the potential for torrential downpours, large hail, frequent lightning and locally strong gusts,"...

... The Environment Agency has three flood warnings and 56 flood alerts in place across parts of England...




These weather events individually say nothing about climate. However, note how this sort of thing looks to be getting ever more violent and frequent...

Also note how as the global warming continues, we get ever more moisure and energy in the atmosphere for our weather to become ever more extreme...

Hailstones during a heatwave? Who would have believed it?! Except that is completely expected if there is more energy/heat to push the rain clouds into becoming thunderous monsters. The CO2 pollution helps drive that.


All on our only one planet,
Martin
39) Message boards : Politics : Tesco's latest PR blurb (Message 1544940)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Yep, personally seen that locally for the town centre here. About ONE QUARTER of the central area (a good few acres!) was left semi-derelict and decrepit for over a decade until the local council started action to reclaim the land.

Then suddenly, Tescos put in plans for a single story supermarket, car park, and petrol station... And the removal of a small row of long established shops.

Then the site was rapidly cleared and left barren and barricaded off... Whilst multiple planning arguments ensued.

Years more and with a lot of intervention by our local MP, we looked to have a reasonable compromise that wouldn't obliterate all other shopping. We even had a concession that Tescos would make available a small row of shopping units to replace those lost.

And then the build began.

Not sure exactly when or how, but the planning was 'changed' and the Tesco supermarket actually built was a much larger two floor 'hypermarket'. Also, the shop units that were included looked to me to be deliberately oriented so that they were AWAY from the normal route that shoppers would take. Indeed, they look to be back-to-front whereby the completely blank brick and concrete back wall of the shop units face the Tesco main entrance!

Since then, there were the anti-Tesco 'riots' in Bristol.

Here, the one shop that tried one of the Tesco units died. Later, a pet shop has moved in taking over ALL of the units in one go and seems to be making a good go of it.

And there is a 100-years-old+ family local fruit and veg shop that has been allowed to expand and seems to be doing well with a lot of local loyalty. For myself, I can also shop there far more quickly than suffering the suspicions and distraction of the Tesco way of long walks and distracting packaging and dubious food colours...


Here's hoping that the over-rushed population do learn to be more circumspect about what I consider to be the various highstreet bullies!


All in our only one world,
Martin
40) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1544397)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile ML1
From my view, looks like this example is hitting home:

(See below for the latest twists...)

Is one of the solutions to directly engage head-on the Dirty Fossils pollution in the war of Marketing?


For one current example:

Spread the word: tell LEGO to dump Shell

... video ... sent ... earlier this week, which called on LEGO to break its partnership with Shell? I just learned this morning that Youtube has taken it down...

There are hundreds of other LEGO Movie spoof videos online which haven’t been taken down… are they trying to silence us?...




Is this all a game of how the minds of children are polluted aswel as how some parts of our industry are polluting our planet?...


And this is going viral!


Lego told 'everything is not awesome' in viral Greenpeace video

... A film depicting an oil-stricken Arctic built from around 120kg of Lego bricks is close to breaking 1m views a day after it was launched.

The "everything is NOT awesome" YouTube short, by London-based creative agency Don't Panic for Greenpeace, is the latest salvo in a campaign by the green group to pressure the world's largest toymaker in to dropping a partnership that distributes its toys at Shell petrol stations...

... YouTube has removed the video, which had reached 3m views... Greenpeace has [since] uploaded it on Vimeo...


So, the Big Man of Lego has issued a statement that to my reading indicates uncaring arrogance and that Shell have bought Lego off for the sake of Branding and advertising to children:


Comment on Greenpeace campaign using the LEGO® brand

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO of the LEGO Group, comments on the Greenpeace campaign using the LEGO® brand to target Shell

...We expect that Shell lives up to their responsibilities wherever they operate and take appropriate action to any potential claims should this not be the case. I would like to clarify that we intend to live up to the long term contract with Shell, which we entered into in 2011...

...deliver creative and inspiring LEGO play experiences to children all over the world...



Greenpeace are following through with their campaign and are working their way around the various head offices for Lego around the world.

Can we shout loud enough to deter the reckless pollution of the Arctic and also the Corporate Branding brainwashing of children?...



All on our only one planet,
Martin


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