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    • #1016

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      My memory of wasp stings are mixed up with emotions of terror and abandonment, so should be considered unreliable. I was very wee at the time.

      On the other hand, I was a teenager when I was stung by a honeybee, which I inadvertently grasped while trying to close off a butterfly net around a Small Blue. It felt like an electric shock – a very sudden, intense pain shooting up my arm. That quickly turned to a throbbing pain in the finger. I think someone put something on it; maybe I just held it in cold water. I can’t remember the details. The pain had pretty much gone after a couple of hours.

      I have a lifelong phobia of wasps, and a lifelong love of and reverence for bees.

    • #938

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      I can sort of understand what he was trying to prove (that laws should be well thought out and discussed) I believe in this case, he’s shot himself in the foot by applying his blanket “system” to this specific piece of legislation.

      His history, makes him appear as a awkward bollocks who’s simply trying to mess things up.

    • #852

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      Yes and yes.

      The online bit is easy, one system could authenticate you and another record your vote. Designed with no way to tie the two together. Whether anyone would, or maybe everyone, would believe that is another matter.

      The harder bit is how to give you a unique code without it being crackable but far enough in advance, but allowing that not everyone will want to use it. If you are issued with a code, risk system gets cracked one person could generate multiple codes. Let people register online and risk ID impersonation .

      Imagine if we did have secure easy and universal electronic voting. We could have a true democracy, rather than just democratic parliament. The government could hold referenda easily.

    • #808

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      The answer is simple. Do everything I could to rid Gaza of Hamas, so that Gaza could live in peace and prosperity with Israel. Hamas are mainly responsible for the desparate state of Gaza. The PA has not helped. And the world, by not recognizing where blame truly lies, has enabled Hamas to make Gaza a hell hole.

    • #527

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      I don’t anymore. The programming job crowd is very over crowded… I got into programming thinking it would be an easy way to get a job. I know java, php plus all the easy stuff such as html css etc but companies want the very best (even if they themselves don’t know what the very best actually looks like) but don’t want to pay for it so just settle for the guy that does it the cheapest.
      I now just develop my own software instead which is more worth my while than working for someone else.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  garygary.
    • #512

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      @frosty I agree e cigs sounds like a great alternative for smokers wanting to quit smoking. But what about young people who have never smoked before and see vaping as a trendy thing and get an addiction because of the trend?

    • #454

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      I’m in agreement. Hunting (not for food) is pretty sickening but you could argue that we have become so removed from the natural process of killing our prey that we’ve become squeamish. Conversely I dread to imagine the horrors that must play out in slaughter houses in industrialised nations. Butchered meat in its vacuum sealed packaging looks so appealing though and we ARE naturally omnivores with teeth especially evolved to chew on meat.

    • #328

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      Unlikely to be food. Today I had eaten porridge for breakfast some 3hrs before, no other food.

      At work usually not eating either. This week has been very stressful for various reasons, but today I was happy and stress free.

      Been through menopause – loving the cold weather, lol.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  garygary.
    • #310

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      I can’t understand why France doesn’t just arrest them and put them in a jail until they can be deported, is just due to the sheer numbers/cost? They are in France illegally, if they needed refuge then I’m sure France would be happy to process them and put them in a suitable french refugee camp. But if they refuse then they aren’t anything but illegal immigrants and should be treated like any other lawbreaker in a foreign land.

      @dave what numbers of people are we talking about and could the French prison or judicial system cope if they do as you suggest?

      I don’t mind the idea of genuine short-term help to a small number of people who want it but what annoys me is the sense of entitlement they seem to think they have. We can’t have a situation where anyone living in a country with a bit of conflict rumbling on or with a government we’d consider a bit authoritarian to then effectively have a worldwide free travel pass to go settle in any country of their choosing and be treated to a free ride for life. It’s all very well offering help and aid and all the rest of it, but the sheer number of people who could in theory claim that status would be enough to overwhelm most of Europe, never mind the UK.

      I hear what you are saying, and I do understand, but do you accept your position of immense privilege in holding those opinions? Your statements like “We can’t have a situation where anyone living in a country with a bit of conflict rumbling on…” suggest a bit of a lack of empathy for people who have had their homes, livelihoods and at times, family, destroyed by bombs. It also suggests that you can’t imagine how these people might feel to have too little to eat most days, no decent education of work opportunities etc, while all the while seeing and hearing that life is so much better elsewhere. The history of many of the regions where the refugees begin their journeys might also give us some responsibility to these people. We don’t like a postcode lottery when it comes to healthcare within our own country, but we seem happy to accept that those born in some other countries are much more likely to live in poverty or be killed in conflict. I’m not quite sure what the solution is, but your views do seem to come principallu from the perspective of a small child not wanting to share their sweeties with those who have none.

      Is the UK already at the limit in terms of the help it can provide to such people? If not, then how – in your view – could we do more?

    • #1009

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      Oils will readily mix. The only oils that don’t mix are Poly Glycol Synthetics, and they typically go no where near a car engine. Some people have a vested interest in perpetuating myths about oils.

      Is it worth the risk though? I learned the hard way about mixing oils when I topped up a machine and it seized up a week later. The oil had turned to a thick jelly and wasn’t much good for the splash fed gear lubrication. The warranty cost me 20k.

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