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Works at I'm so old, I can do whatever I want, mostly my time is spent looking for lost glasses, lost abilities, lost memories. I've tried my hand at filmmaking a road movie, which led to a job surfing and cleaning toilets. Then I tried primary school teaching. The job's fun but the wages suck. Swapped to security - keeping pirates away from commercial shipping entering Sydney harbour was stressful, but paid well. In between I was "eastern suburbs acupuncture". I was also "The Face Firm"...I could electronically tone up facial muscles. At one point in the energy rant I decided to upskill to Physiotherapy. I loved it. That let me work with some amazing people, helping them while being inspired by there stories. "Life's been good to me" is Joe Walsh's lyrics but my reality..
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Liberte, egalite, fraternite meets an Aussie designed costume.
'Fuck off' in French would be my reply.
Google says 'Va te faire foutre, trouduc'
It sounds better in Australian.
 
// Armed police surrounding Muslim women on beaches and ordering them to remove their modest clothes or leave. Calls from onlookers to “go back to where you came from.” Public humiliation and ostracism with echoes of the morals police of theocratic countries like Iran or Saudi Arabia, not a country that sees its values as a paragon of Western freedoms ... Now that the bans, which are vaguely worded, have apparently hit not just women wearing burkinis but others in a wide range of modest clothing, some French organizations and politicians that previously had said little have begun to worry that the new rules are discriminatory and unenforceable. //
Some politicians began backpedaling as an outcry grew on social media over the apparent public humiliation and ostracism of Muslim women dressed in modest attire.
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on one hand you are right +Michael Ringland , but no husband and no religion has the power to tell a woman, which clothes to wear ! So why don't the choose their own swimsuit ?
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The internet is full of experts, who don't know shit but quote source materials. Those source materials are shit as well, but look good as blue lines linked to a journal of shit. Here's a source that has collected journals devoted to publishing shit. They deserve a flush.
Basically the old adage is 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' but here's a clue from what I know. Detoxification is shit, a single food will not cure cancer, or boost your immune system.
If the meme says that, flush it.
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Oh man, with a sprinkling of panache and it will cure everything! ;)
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COMPLETE RUBBISH
Yeah, you've seen it before, but the 'extensive research' is a blog, written by a guy who also blogs that all women are prostitutes, and that black women are not as pretty as white.

Messy people are more intelligent ...comes from an article saying 'Tidy desks and messy desks are about the same indicators'.

The internet, where research counts for....what you are prepared to research.

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your parents told you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a reason for your behaviour. Studies suggest, that it can be linked to an increase of your IQ. Intelligent people use more curse words You always hear, that people who swear have a “limited vocabulary”. But if you think about it, those who don't use any swear words are the ones who limit their own vocabulary,...
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I like the bit where 'knowing and being able to list more swear words' somehow is the same as 'swears a lot in casual conversation'.

Because less intelligent people deliberately limit their own vocabulary... Or something. 
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I always thought the guy was a jerk.
It seems I am right.
 
Trump’s business career is a long, long list of bankruptcies, defaults and deceptions.
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If Trump wrote a book "101 ways to fail" and it didn't sell, he'd claim that as a success and brag about it.
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I found it fascinating
', premature infants who experience a brain bleed have a 30-fold higher incidence of autism than the general population' ...and ...
' In a small region of the brain involved in language and communication called Broca’s area, the sulcal pits in the autism patients appeared to be wasting away—although, paradoxically, the deeper the pit, the more impaired a child’s social communications skills were. “It’s like the maturation of this small part of the brain was disrupted,” says Deruelle.

But then there is always the 'vaccines done it' theory perpetuated by G+ idiots.
As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.
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Because people in mass are stupid.
Contemporary science is like magic - I have some scientific background and I know I have to check PubMed, CDC, NHS etc. webpage to verify if I read bullshit. Most of the people can't read and write well and beautiful, green page with eco-shiteco mumbo jumbo looks better than dry article.
Parents of autistic child will try everything to "cure" the child, if pdeudodoctor will tell them about BigPharma plot and about "keeping in secret of effective cure".
Medicine offers "maybe" "probably" "we can try"
Pseudo doctor offers full recovery.
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+Satyr Icon oh picky picky..but I agree. I posted a while ago on how much 'science' is not peer reviewed, it seems there is no money in it and it's not conducive for university advancement. But it's better than the monthly homeopathic journal of brain surgery.
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Although Australian politicians believe it's a hoax, and in fact NASA scientists can't read a thermometer - some of us accept the evidence.
Unfortunately the die has been cast.
Increasing weather 'events', firestorms, destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, increasing acidity of oceans, death of fish stocks and the breeding grounds from which they come are all predictions from scientists.
There are fortune tellers who for 20 pieces of silver will give an alternate view, depending on the clarity of the crystal ball.
Australia has done well selling coal, sorry about that but it's too difficult to change, and our economy depends on it. So fuck you, is the majority view from down under.
(Australia is the smallest of the world's continents. It is also the lowest, the flattest and (apart from Antarctica) the driest). We punch above our weight on the ignorance scale.
 
July was the hottest month the world has endured since records began in 1880. In Siberia, melting permafrost released anthrax that had been frozen in a reindeer carcass for decades, starting a deadly outbreak. In Baghdad, soaring temperatures forced the government to shut down for days at a time. In Kuwait, thermometers hit a record 54C (129F).  And yes, we are now experiencing "100 year storms" across North America, several times every single year.

And some of you are complicit with the cult that helped prevent us from doing anything much about it, since 2000.

And the possibility that your cult leaders (e.g. Fox) might have been wrong and all the scientists who actually know stuff might... just maybe ... have been right?  No.  Never. Not to be contemplated.

http://www.newsweek.com/july-hottest-month-global-warming-el-nino-491213
The July record came as the impact of El Niño faded, adding weight to fears that 2016 will go down in history as the hottest year since records began.
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Oh ok thats no good. Going to the doctors can't be much fun either... hehehe.
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SNAFU.
Work is underway to fix a major outage affecting the census.
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+Ambra Vanderpool​ They seem to be paid well enough to act like little Hitlers.
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She's our mice catcher - but the middle of winter is no time to go wandering. 
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Just beautiful. The photograph and the snake. 
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At the time of the arrival of whites in Australia, there were 250 distinct languages spoken by the native aboriginal people.
Since then we've introduced Western culture. It's not gone well for them.
Here's a view of Australia my mate +Michael Woods brought to my attention.
The Tingle Factor Box: a blog aimed at facilitating discussion about individual historical objects.
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it is heartbreaking....whitey has been there long enough to know these things....I guess the Native Americans weren't the only ones. History is filled with this...and I hate it
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Imagine: Good news.
New Science Minister Greg Hunt has ordered a major u-turn in the direction of the CSIRO, reviving climate research as a bedrock function just months after the national science agency slashed climate staff and programs.
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+Jim Munro Their CEO is still regarded by my good self as a right wing dickhead, with a warped view of the glory of profit over research...but at least this is one win.
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It's the middle of winter, and I'm waiting for my broad beans...waiting....waiting
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I add dill and butter to the boilig water and add  a little od salt. Next I put broad beans and boil until edible
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  • I'm so old, I can do whatever I want, mostly my time is spent looking for lost glasses, lost abilities, lost memories. I've tried my hand at filmmaking a road movie, which led to a job surfing and cleaning toilets. Then I tried primary school teaching. The job's fun but the wages suck. Swapped to security - keeping pirates away from commercial shipping entering Sydney harbour was stressful, but paid well. In between I was "eastern suburbs acupuncture". I was also "The Face Firm"...I could electronically tone up facial muscles. At one point in the energy rant I decided to upskill to Physiotherapy. I loved it. That let me work with some amazing people, helping them while being inspired by there stories. "Life's been good to me" is Joe Walsh's lyrics but my reality..
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Evidence based medicine was my training, so was teaching kids to read. Now I'm old and happy. Don't pity me, I'm beyond pity.
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I am a father, husband, carer to some. I wish for world peace and a nice dinner. I drink too much red wine, enjoy making pasta, and growing my own vegetables I was a hippy about 40 years ago and still like making love, not war. If you post stuff about magical properties of healing, expect a rebuke. I might ask about religious opinion, but have no understanding of what it takes to believe, I'm strictly "evidence based"..and wonder why others are not.
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