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Message 1873209 - Posted: 15 Jun 2017, 20:39:57 UTC

Teenagers think bacon comes from sheep

Everyone knows bacon comes from pigs - apart from teenagers it seems.

ByMirror.co.uk00:00, 21 JAN 2010Updated11:00, 4 FEB 2012News
Everyone knows bacon comes from pigs - apart from teenagers it seems.

A survey found 26% reckon rashers are a sheep product. Oh, and 29% believe oats grow on trees.

The study also found that 17% of children and young adults think eggs are a core ingredient in bread.

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Message 1873218 - Posted: 15 Jun 2017, 22:23:35 UTC

The results of my visit to the hospital last week just came in.

1. COLON, RANDOM BIOPSIES:
- COLONIC MUCOSA WITH NO PATHOLOGIC CHANGE.
- NO MICROSCOPIC COLITIS SEEN.

2. ASCENDING COLON POLYPS:
- TUBULAR ADENOMAS.

3. RECTAL POLYPS:
- HYPERPLASTIC POLYP.

Sounds like nothing to worry about, but I suppose I need to see the dr. again to be told that.
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Message 1873228 - Posted: 16 Jun 2017, 0:37:11 UTC - in response to Message 1873218.  

David because you grew polyps you get to do this again in 5 years. I recommend no anesthesia as I did with my last one 3 months ago, it was fascinating to watch on the large high def color monitor.
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Message 1873253 - Posted: 16 Jun 2017, 3:09:20 UTC

No Ambrosia was Spilled, Spoiled or in any way
harmed during the production of this motion picture.
(Thanks to the indefinite shelf life of marshmallows.)
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Message 1873262 - Posted: 16 Jun 2017, 4:14:41 UTC - in response to Message 1873253.  

No Ambrosia was Spilled, Spoiled or in any way
harmed during the production of this motion picture.
(Thanks to the indefinite shelf life of marshmallows.)

I sure hope none was spilled, Starbuck wouldn't be happy. ;)
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Message 1873299 - Posted: 16 Jun 2017, 10:01:59 UTC

be well all see be try be yourselves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo

author yourself the only hope


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Message 1873446 - Posted: 16 Jun 2017, 22:43:08 UTC
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This is very strange.
Today I received a local newspaper from Blekinge! in the mailbox addressed to me.
It's called BAS Blekinge.
Blekinge is a county in southern Sweden where my father comes from.
But he died about 10 years ago.
Creepy
http://www.basblekinge.se/
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Message 1873470 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 0:43:34 UTC - in response to Message 1873446.  

This is very strange.
Today I received a local newspaper from Blekinge! in the mailbox addressed to me.
It's called BAS Blekinge.
Blekinge is a county in southern Sweden where my father comes from.
But he died about 10 years ago.
Creepy

Computers never forget.
Recently got an offer addressed to Mom, who passed away in 1990!
Scammers sell mailing lists too.
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Message 1873484 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 1:18:10 UTC - in response to Message 1873470.  

This is very strange.
Today I received a local newspaper from Blekinge! in the mailbox addressed to me.
It's called BAS Blekinge.
Blekinge is a county in southern Sweden where my father comes from.
But he died about 10 years ago.
Creepy

Computers never forget.
Recently got an offer addressed to Mom, who passed away in 1990!
Scammers sell mailing lists too.

But my father never used a computer.
And the only time I have mentioned Karlskrona and Blekinge on the Internet is in this SETI forum somewhere.
Putin?
After all my father was an officer in the Royal Navy....
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Message 1873489 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 1:39:07 UTC - in response to Message 1873484.  

But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.
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Message 1873495 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 2:18:46 UTC - in response to Message 1873489.  
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But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.

True.
But in this case VERY far fetched.
I will ask my brother if he have got the same newspaper.
After all he has been to Blekinge/Karlskrona more than I have.
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Message 1873497 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 2:54:28 UTC - in response to Message 1873489.  

But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.

And that is the issue. Public and private databases and data mining. They found his name as being a past resident, the data mining associated you as a relative, you get a few sample copies and a pitch.

It is going to get much worse and spooky before people demand that data about themselves it theirs not some corporation's to buy ans sell.
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Message 1873500 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 3:10:21 UTC - in response to Message 1873497.  
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But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.

And that is the issue. Public and private databases and data mining. They found his name as being a past resident, the data mining associated you as a relative, you get a few sample copies and a pitch.
It is going to get much worse and spooky before people demand that data about themselves it theirs not some corporation's to buy ans sell.

You both are wrong.
I know very well about databases and data mining.
That's what I do for a living.
Done that for more than 30 years!
I'm 100% certain that there is no stored information that link my father to me in any database.
The ONLY database is perhaps the Swedish IRS but they don't give that type of information to ANY corporation.
And that information in this case are not accessible anymore anyway!
Get it?
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Message 1873527 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 5:38:29 UTC - in response to Message 1873500.  

But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.

And that is the issue. Public and private databases and data mining. They found his name as being a past resident, the data mining associated you as a relative, you get a few sample copies and a pitch.
It is going to get much worse and spooky before people demand that data about themselves it theirs not some corporation's to buy ans sell.

You both are wrong.
I know very well about databases and data mining.
That's what I do for a living.
Done that for more than 30 years!
I'm 100% certain that there is no stored information that link my father to me in any database.
The ONLY database is perhaps the Swedish IRS but they don't give that type of information to ANY corporation.
And that information in this case are not accessible anymore anyway!
Get it?

Get what you think, but birth / death / marriage records would link, if they scanned them 50 years ago even on to microfiche and today OCR them ... any records from way back say of a gift card for a mail order ... there are hundreds of ways they can find out the information much of which is already in private hands. Someone is getting good money taking 30 or 40 different databases and merging them to build dossiers on every person.
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Message 1873544 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 10:06:36 UTC - in response to Message 1873527.  

But my father never used a computer.

A lot of records have been archived to computer.

And that is the issue. Public and private databases and data mining. They found his name as being a past resident, the data mining associated you as a relative, you get a few sample copies and a pitch.
It is going to get much worse and spooky before people demand that data about themselves it theirs not some corporation's to buy ans sell.

You both are wrong.
I know very well about databases and data mining.
That's what I do for a living.
Done that for more than 30 years!
I'm 100% certain that there is no stored information that link my father to me in any database.
The ONLY database is perhaps the Swedish IRS but they don't give that type of information to ANY corporation.
And that information in this case are not accessible anymore anyway!
Get it?

Get what you think, but birth / death / marriage records would link, if they scanned them 50 years ago even on to microfiche and today OCR them ... any records from way back say of a gift card for a mail order ... there are hundreds of ways they can find out the information much of which is already in private hands. Someone is getting good money taking 30 or 40 different databases and merging them to build dossiers on every person.

Seriously.
Do you really think a very tiny local newspaper can afford to do that research just to perhaps get some new subscriber?
Not even in the US.
LOL:)
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Message 1873574 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 13:26:29 UTC - in response to Message 1873544.  
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Could someone have done one of those family tree searches that blew the dust off his records and brought him to the attention of erm... *prepare to expose ignorance to world* ... bots that then tracked you? Your brother getting one might indicate that. I don't think bots cost much once deployed...

I recently had to dredge my memory about all sorts of historical information relating to my mum and dad, their marriage and divorce etc etc for some official form. I know things like that are supposed to be protected by data protection laws, but that doesn't mean it's guaranteed to be kept secure by any means.

I was astonished how quickly reporters from reuters tracked me down here in the UK following an incident that occurred to my sister in Malawi some years ago. They knew everything about both of us (perhaps not everything fortunately - but a lot of a lot) without ever having interviewed us, and that was years before the internet had become what it is today. It took them barely two hours to find me and have my phone number and address. We didn't even have the same surnames by then.
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Message 1873577 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 13:46:40 UTC - in response to Message 1873574.  

Could someone have done one of those family tree searches that blew the dust off his records and brought him to the attention of erm... *prepare to expose ignorance to world* ... bots that then tracked you? Your brother getting one might indicate that. I don't think bots cost much once deployed...

I recently had to dredge my memory about all sorts of historical information relating to my mum and dad, their marriage and divorce etc etc for some official form. I know things like that are supposed to be protected by data protection laws, but that doesn't mean it's guaranteed to be kept secure by any means.

I was astonished how quickly reporters from reuters tracked me down here in the UK following an incident that occurred to my sister in Malawi some years ago. They knew everything about both of us (perhaps not everything fortunately - but a lot of a lot) without ever having interviewed us, and that was years before the internet had become what it is today. It took them barely two hours to find me and have my phone number and address. We didn't even have the same surnames by then.

Here in the US We have unlisted phone numbers, does that exist in the UK Annie?

Or am I just whistling Dixie...
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Message 1873583 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 14:27:43 UTC - in response to Message 1873574.  

Everything is possible of course. In my case it's not that easy.
There are records about my father and me. But how to access them?
My father was an officer in the Royal Navy. Those records are hidden.
He was in charge of protecting the Stockholm Archipelago with mines.
He used to say to me when he came home with classified documents.
"Only I and the Russians knows about this" :)

As for me I have only been to Blekinge a couple of times.
And why do BAS Blekinge think I would subscribe to them.
There was a funny article in the paper though.
Once per year they celebrate the Bee.
"Många stack på biets dag"
Word game impossible to translate:)
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Message 1873584 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 14:40:41 UTC - in response to Message 1873581.  
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This article from SVT (in Swedish) is from 2013, but is hasn't improved since then, on the contrary. So they may very well have started a subscription scam, to survive:
För lite nyheter kan bli Bas Blekinges fall
So Janne, try to contact the rag, and demand an answer of why you all of a sudden received the rag, and from where they got your name and address.

I'm not going to contact them.
If they still want to send their newspaper to me, go ahead.
I will not pay for it however.

The story is very weird though.

Come to think about it.
The only source that I can think about is the SETI forum.
I think I have mentioned Karlskrona, Royal Navy base.
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Message 1873585 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 14:53:40 UTC - in response to Message 1873577.  

Here in the US We have unlisted phone numbers, does that exist in the UK Annie?

Or am I just whistling Dixie...

We have what are called "ex-directory" numbers here, Vic - which I think must be similar to your unlisted ones, but just in case they're not *begin whistling Dixie too* ;)
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