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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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There are risks with teenage boys who are susceptible for psychotic disorders.
These are not teenage boys however, just patients being denied a therapy.
 
This is one of countless stories of the power of medical marijuana to heal.

Proof, positive, that humans and cannabis evolved with and to help each other.

#420
#medicalmarijuana  
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Poor old Buzz, getting pulmonary oedmea can knock an old guy around. Hallucinations are not uncommon as the brain is damaged. That's one thing, but the pyramid presence indicates Egyptian tomb builders, or quite possibly extra-terrestials, like from outer space. They landed and saw how fucked up the world is, they left a portal - all we have to do is get there, and we'll be rescued.
John Kerry tried to get out but failed the intelligence test (what is your name ?). They sent him back to cope with the disaster known as Donald.
 
What the heck is going on with Buzz Aldrin?

So I follow Buzz on twitter and recently he posted the most bizarre tweet. I tried to follow up the next day and find out what the heck it was all about but by then the tweet was gone and there was no mention of it anywhere but on conspiracy sites like this one.
I don't know what the heck the real story is but the tweet was real. 
Buzz Aldrin has tweeted an ominous warning on Twitter this week, claiming that "we are all in danger. It is evil itself," accompanied by a picture of a pyramid at the South Pole.
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I've given up on planting blueberries - my ground is just too acidic, and no amount of lime, dolomite or coffee grounds seems to work. So, my plan is pots.
One is a very fancy air pot. Sold to me on the basis of better root development, growth and yield. I'm putting that to the test.
The others are self watering.
I'll let you know how they go. 
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This will be interesting compare how they develop. I think I'll get 300-500g (1-2 punnets worth) from my 3yo potted blueberry. It was re-potted in late Autumn once I knew it was staying in a pot for another year.
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Australia. Dangerous killers are everywhere.
If we know anything about Australia, it’s that it wants us dead. From box jellyfish to crocodiles to deadly funnel-web spiders, it seems everything in Oz has been lifted straight from H.R. Giger’s nightmares. But when scientists decided to rank Australia’s fauna by number of deaths per year, they got a surprise. The second most murderous animal wasn’t a snake, shark, or jellyfish, but the common honeybee.
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+Mike Crews I've seen a kangaroo kill a dog with it's hind legs, but no...guess again.
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Australian birds survey results.

Celebrate National Bird Week 2016 by taking part in the biggest citizen science project to hit Aussie shores. From 17-23 October, thousands of people from across the country are heading out into their backyards, local parks or favourite open spaces to take part in the first ever Aussie Backyard Bird Count.
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OK, here's my thoughts for this evening.
As a kid I hitched the entire East coast of Australia, many times.
I got picked up by some dip-shits and totally beautiful people.
When I saw this post I wanted to share this story

Joe, I saw this on a share, and wanted to share my story of:

The most amazing ride I ever got was from the driver of one of Australia's richest men. Sir Frank Packer, a media mogul.
It was a 6 door limo, Mercedes Benz, and the driver could never be booked, no one fucked with Frank Packer. The drive was about 30 miles, coming into Sydney - and we flew. I was about 16 and taking the day off school, the driver picked us up because I had attitude he said. I've still got attitude and I pick up hitch-hikers in my fancy BMW, 5 litre triple turbocharged beast. Just for the hell of it.
Thanks for bringing back the memories. Cheers,

Hitch-hiking is dangerous, that's some of the attraction.
Anyone out there done it ?
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+Corinne Denise Graehame  "long for those days" - you and me both...
+Wolfgang Linke  rock on mate.. : )
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(deeo sigh) 4,997.
How have I offended you 3 ?
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I cannot imagine you offending (or disappointing) anyone, +Michael Ringland. It's probably more likely to be just natural attrition due to closure of accounts. Less people are using G+ these days.
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Treat burns with running tepid water, OK ?
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+Gert Sønderby there are some medicated gauze patches that help, and a random medicated (I can't recall the name) cream with loads of Zinc.
Eczema can make a mess of things, agreed - my sympathy for you.
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I've got some inside knowledge of the tracker...

Use Google Santa Tracker to follow Santa Claus on Google Maps as he makes his journey around the world.
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Just in case people think America has a monopoly on moronic right wing media manipulators.
Australia meet the future leader, or who pulls the puppet strings.
"There have been some dark days where I have thought, 'am I in the right political party?'."
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I don't remember my chemistry classes doing this...

For just $US20, a group of Sydney high school students recreate the key ingredient used in the drug Daraprim, which retails in the tens of thousands in the United States.
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Hopefully the law students can help them out when the patent owners come to crush them!
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Australia's own moronic climate change skeptic says the Great Barrier Reef is OK, despite the increased acidic ocean damage, and heat effects that are evident further North, all is well.
Ocean scientists may have another opinion, but WTF would they know ?
In the age of the internet expert who lacks all qualification other than opinion, idiocy rules.
We have our own Trump like morons down under too.
Senator Pauline Hanson has slipped into a wetsuit for a party room meeting on the Great Barrier Reef to show the public the natural icon is alive and well.
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+Mike Crews excellent point. The Reef is all national park, and of course heritage listed, so there's a few laws there broken. One law for them another for us I assume.
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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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  • I left school so very long ago
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  • North Sydney Boys High, Armidale Teachers college, Acupuncture Colleges (Australia) Sydney university.
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retired public servant, teacher, waterfront security officer, acupuncturist, physiotherapist.
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bullshit detection...so save your "dust of the Grand Whah-zoo, it won't cure your asthma too"
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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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