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Message 2124900 - Posted: 1 Sep 2023, 17:17:43 UTC - in response to Message 2124891.  
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My revulsion is against such as this senseless needless atrocity:


Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands
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Many Faroese horrified by what Sea Shepherd group claims was largest such massacre in the islands’ history

Even the staunchest defenders of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” massacre on Sunday of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins...

... “I’m embarrassed to be Faroese.”...

... most of the dolphins will be thrown in the trash or in a hole in the ground...


There's also scuba video showing how the remains of the hunts are dumped close by off the coastline...


We are long long overdue to move on to better educated more enlightened times.

There is no place for supposed 'pride' or the 'excuse' of 'tradition' in such mindless atrocity.


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Message 2125103 - Posted: 5 Sep 2023, 18:19:22 UTC

Sounds like something from the old TV program Get Smart
Agent 99, is that your underwear beeping???

U.S. Spy Agency Dreams of Surveillance Underwear It’s Calling “SMART ePANTS”

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is throwing $22 million in taxpayer money at developing clothing that records audio, video, and location data.
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Message 2125118 - Posted: 6 Sep 2023, 2:37:44 UTC

To paraphrase a popular advertising slogan from the 1980's: "Are they real or are they fake?"
Trans teacher Kayla Lemieux shows up as a MAN with a scruffy beard for the new school year, ditching the Z-cup breasts, blond wig and tight tops
Lemieux has insisted the Z-cup breasts are real, but was mum when asked if she will present as a female or male this school year.

Lemieux admitted she had nothing from a doctor to back up the claims.
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Message 2125197 - Posted: 8 Sep 2023, 6:23:13 UTC

Isn't it just amazing how fame turns a lot into self centered lowlifes? Another joins the long and fast growing list of them.

Jimmy Fallon reportedly apologises as staffers come forward with ‘toxic’ workplace claims.

I'm sure that many more will make the list yet.
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Message 2125226 - Posted: 8 Sep 2023, 23:11:46 UTC

I've been tossing up where to stick this, so I settled on here.

Of late I've noticed on a lot of movies, news clips and TV shows more and more of our gum trees in foreign lands. I knew that there were plantations in some places, but I didn't realise how far they've spread and the problems that they're causing overseas.

As wildfires burn across the world, what is the role of Australia's eucalyptus tree?

Portugal, Greece, Spain, Chile, California and now Hawaii have all battled wildfires this year as high temperatures and strong winds have whipped small sparks into violent infernos.

But fire needs fuel, and what these places also have in common is an invasive species — Australia's eucalyptus tree.

It comes from the oldest continent in the world and it can grow in even the driest of places.

For more than 200 years, seeds of the eucalyptus tree have been planted beyond the bounds of Australia's coastline.

It has been cultivated around the world, making a new home in southern Europe, South America, parts of Africa, the west coast of the United States, and even parts of South-East Asia.

But there is now a debate over whether this tree has been worth the industry and habitat it provides.

Eucalyptus trees mature fast. And in Portugal, as they grew, so too did a lucrative paper industry.

In Chile, rapidly expanding plantations of introduced eucalyptus and pine species feed a $9 billion forestry industry.

In California, the Tasmanian blue gum has become a shady home to birdlife, treasured by some communities, but feared by others.

Because the eucalyptus tree loves fire and fire loves it.

And now, as temperatures across the globe increase and the Earth's relationship with fire continues to distort, there are places where Australia's eucalyptus tree has become a problem......
Now that you have them you better start breeding koalas to control them (lots and lots of koalas). ;-)
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Message 2125242 - Posted: 9 Sep 2023, 4:49:52 UTC - in response to Message 2125226.  

Don't have blue gum, but do have a red gum. Damn messy tree. Lerp psyllid seems to like them, and they are on the lose in Los Angeles.
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Message 2125251 - Posted: 9 Sep 2023, 9:01:51 UTC

They're certainly not a tree that you want by your house anyway as they're always dropping leaves and branches, but they do make good firewood (and some of those falling branches do kill people).
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Message 2125253 - Posted: 9 Sep 2023, 10:29:25 UTC - in response to Message 2125251.  

Too true, they drop bits of all sizes, and every now and then they decide that standing up is just too much like hard work. One tree I known is about to be felled, provided it doesn't decide to self-fell before the men with the chainsaws can get to it.
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Message 2125261 - Posted: 9 Sep 2023, 14:05:52 UTC - in response to Message 2125251.  

They're certainly not a tree that you want by your house anyway as they're always dropping leaves and branches, but they do make good firewood (and some of those falling branches do kill people).

Correction, good kindling. Burn way too fast for firewood.
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Message 2125264 - Posted: 9 Sep 2023, 14:59:06 UTC

Delivery vehicles arriving at HMP Wandsworth first pass through a public deliveries gate, then stop in an "airlock" before a second gate.
This means they are in a secure pen between the outside world and the prison. That is the first location where there can be a thorough security check.
Security teams are trained to search under a vehicle with mirrors and should also check the top of the vehicle and, of course, inside too.
The 1st time 1 experiences that can be a bit scary.
Have done several deliveries to HMP Littlehey & those doors are big & heavy & the sound of them closing...

With what he was wearing, can't understand how he did it as the security protocols are the exact same on leaving.
A lot of questions raised
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Message 2125357 - Posted: 11 Sep 2023, 21:33:38 UTC

Chevron is finding out that doing it the American way doesn't work here.

Strikes at Chevron gas facilities in WA spark fears of energy crisis after negotiations crumble.
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Message 2125423 - Posted: 13 Sep 2023, 9:09:18 UTC - in response to Message 2125357.  
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Chevron is finding out that doing it the American way doesn't work here.

Strikes at Chevron gas facilities in WA spark fears of energy crisis after negotiations crumble.

He said gas traders in Europe “are on a knife’s edge” due to the ongoing effects of Russia cutting off gas supply as it wages war against Ukraine.
“There’s no redundancy left in the global gas market and that’s why gas traders in Europe are so jumpy here,” Mr Kavonic said.
We shouldn't need to import LNG from Australia to Europe. But we even did that this year, which is crazy when you look at transport costs (and additional consumption of heavy fuel oil for the utra-long transport route). The Norwegians also squeezed the maximum out of their gas fields in the North Sea and postponed planned maintenance shutdowns. They can't continue for another year. Offshore workers must be paid fairly. They deserve decent living conditions and the hardships that their job entail must be offset with (a lot of) money, as in Norway. If that means gas scarcity and industrial shutdown in Europe then it's not Australians' fault, but our own irresponsible energy policies over the last few decades.. Just my two cents...
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Message 2125438 - Posted: 13 Sep 2023, 16:10:59 UTC

True or false?

There are times where I wonder just what some stories have to do with the media's "war cry" - In the Public interest have to do with the story being presented.

Who cares how or why an incident happened long ago?
It did, so let the dead rest.
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Message 2125463 - Posted: 14 Sep 2023, 1:03:31 UTC

Mexican senate hears testimony on extraterrestrial life: ‘We are not alone’

Alleged remains of ‘non-human’ mummies presented at hearing, in country’s first official event on UFOs


IMHO, These so called alien remains look amazingly similar to the alien from the movie E.T.
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Message 2125522 - Posted: 14 Sep 2023, 22:17:05 UTC

Our statutory guidance is that cost and value for money for parents should be the most important consideration by schools when deciding how to source uniform and we expect schools to follow this.
Wonder whose back pocket is getting filled.

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Message 2125630 - Posted: 16 Sep 2023, 21:38:24 UTC

Holy crap!

Countries with the Highest Number of Documented Serial Killers.

Out of those countries that data could be obtained from, the top country has more than double the next 25 have combined. :-O
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Message 2125638 - Posted: 16 Sep 2023, 23:38:02 UTC - in response to Message 2125630.  

Why might that be?...


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Message 2125736 - Posted: 19 Sep 2023, 9:43:20 UTC
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I never liked the disgusting young sleazebag and I certainly didn't find him funny in any way at all, but considering those that are supporting him just reinforces those feelings.

Full List of Celebrities Supporting Russell Brand Amid Sex Assault Claims.

[edit] There goes another income flow.

YouTube suspends Russell Brand channel from adverts.
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Message 2125742 - Posted: 19 Sep 2023, 16:01:57 UTC - in response to Message 2125736.  

"£%^&*() Brand was a real "potty mouth" - he was a long way from funny, only getting laughs by abusing members of the audience.
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