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+er, ex-Twitterer & definitely ex-Facebooker.

Total and utter non-believer!

High-Fat, Low-Carber or Fat Burner.

My posts and comments, even about EFI or its products, are explicitly my own personal views. I'm not authorised to speak on EFI's behalf, and I don't.
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After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA’s Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_arrives_at_comet_destination

#rosettaarewethereyet  
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Bonus if they are able to put the lander on the comet, but expected to be very tricky due to lack of gravity and uncertainty of surface properties. Perhaps should consult Bruce Willis :)

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Oh look yet another study linking animal products to bad health.

I guess all those animal products we have eaten for hundred's of thousand's of years were bad for us also. If only we discovered mass agriculture back when we were cavemen, we could have had such a healthier lifestyle today.

Let's not also highlight that the subjects of the observational study also had almost 50% carbohydrates as part of their diet... but that could not possibly be the cause here.

#poorscience   #sensationalistheadlines  
People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggests
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It is just that kind of night really.

Rock It!
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Hot damn this looks so awesome. I just cannot wait until it comes out.
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It's out and will see it this week! Excited! Also going to see Godzilla. 

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It's happened again
My last post, making fun of a an unpleasant man with a long and complex history of business involvement with the oil, coal and gas industries resulted in a sadly typical response from articulate and determined anthropomorphic climate change deniers.  
These are not the statements of some disturbed fundamentalist preacher telling us the planet is 4,000 years old and God gave us the world and women to do with as we wish. 'Drill and burn, oppress and rape, it's all yours baby' sayeth the Lord.
No, these are well informed and clever chaps (they are all chaps) most of whom cling to their one pathetic shred of so called 'evidence' which are the emails leaked from some University in East Anglia. Years ago, utterly and trivially irrelevent. I dismiss such nonsese.
Here's my point.
These individuals, who may or may not be connected with the oil and gas industries (even at arms length, even just politically sympathetic) have a huge fear of government intervention, government control, increased corporate taxes and less 'freedom.'
I understand that fear, I don't trust governments either.
They faff about, they make a mess, they are compromised, hypocritical and made up of some of the most insincere people our culture produces.
What I don't understand is NOT having an equal if not greater fear of the handful of uber-powerful multinationals, the most powerful groups of very few people who weald the most power and wealth in our entire history.
These corporations are run by hugely wealthy individuals most of us have never heard of, they are not elected and yet they are far more powerful than any government, they abide by no laws unless they paid to have them implemented, they have more influence, power, money than any tragically inept government.
It is sceintists and some governmental bodies who are saying the activities of all of us, and especially the biggest corporations are having a duluterious affect on our climate.
It is the corporations, their minions like Lawson, lackeys in the media and people who comment on blog posts like mine who say 'poppycock, what do these 'so called scientists' know, they are making it up to keep their university funding levels up.'
As opposed to what?
Corporations who see their profits slowly dwindle so they spend billions trying to undermine the science.
Who do you trust more?
Highly skilled, brilliantly managed and unspeakably wealthy eorporations or inept, corrupt, half baked, wishy washy governments.
I'd suggest we should trusty neithe.
We should however, consider the science carefully, witness the fact that when the atmosphere has contained more than 400 ppm of CO2 (as it does now) the climate was considerably warmer. We should also consider that the fluctuations in that CO2 level took hunderds of thousands of years. 
In the last 200 years CO2 has gone from below 200ppm to 400ppm. THAT is unprecedented, that has never happened before.
Okay, sorry, it's the hand of God. Silly of me.
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Exactly. Girls are fragile little flowers who need protecting. Boys can figure shit out for their own damned selves.

Or so some people believe. 

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This is 2014 not 1914
July 9, 2014 | By Elizabeth Warren
I was stunned by last week's Hobby Lobby ruling.

Stunned that we live in a world where the Supreme Court of the United States of America would even consider putting the interests of big corporations before the fundamental rights of American women.
Stunned that the Court would establish precedent for one enormous slippery slope on letting employers deny individuals health coverage for any medical treatment.

Today, my Democratic colleagues and I are fighting to do what the Supreme Court failed to do: to protect the basic rights of American women and families.

Led by Senators Patty Murray and Mark Udall, we've just introduced a new bill – the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act. The bill reverses the Supreme Court's decision by making it clear that employers cannot deny access to any of the health benefits required by the ACA – not immunizations, not blood transfusions, not HIV treatments, and not birth control – while preserving reasonable accommodations for religiously exempt employers.

If we're going to respond to Hobby Lobby, it's got to be through a legislative fix. And if the Republicans won't fight for the women they represent, then we're going to take that fight to them. Let them explain why they think employers should decide what health care a woman can get covered by her insurance .

Sign up now to show your support for the *Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act.
http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/s/hobbylobby?source=20140709hl2#.U78ui5RdU7V

I cannot believe that in 2014 I have to send you an email about protecting access to birth control. We've got a lot of other big problems in our country to tackle right now.  

Millions of people still haven't recovered from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. More and more young people are drowning in student debt. Too many workers are struggling to stay out of poverty on a minimum wage, and millions of others are struggling to save for retirement. Seniors keep getting told they're going to have to get by on less.
But the Republican Party has made it clear: They want to spend their time working to deny women access to birth control and punch as many holes in the Affordable Care Act as they can.

Just look at the facts:

In 2012, Republicans tried to pass the Blunt Amendment – legislation that would allow employers and insurance companies to deny women's health care services – even birth control – based on any vague moral objection.
When the Blunt Amendment failed, the Republicans resorted to hostage-taking. Remember last year's government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy? That all started with a GOP threat to get Democrats to change the law so employers could deny coverage for birth control.
When Democrats wouldn't cave and the government shutdown backfired, the Republicans turned to their conservative friends on the United States Supreme Court – five justices who are among the top ten most pro-corporate justices to serve in the last half-century – to do what Congress and the American people would not: give corporations rights to determine women's access to health care coverage.

We cannot stand by while the radical right of our country conducts a full-scale assault on women's rights and basic health care.
Help us fight back against the Hobby Lobby ruling. Sign up now to show your support for the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act.

This is 2014, not 1914 – and we've had enough.
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PLAY IT LOUD OK
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This is quite possible the most awesomely cool post from +LEGO ever!!!!!
 
Get a behind the scenes view of the creation and design of The Simpsons House LEGO Minifigures from LEGO designer, Gitte.

See the finished LEGO versions of Bart, Homer and co. in The Simpsons House: http://bit.ly/LEGOSimpsonsHouse 
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Only in Melbourne would there be turf wars over Pizza Shops!

Seriously!
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Back in the 1980s there were a series of Ice Cream Wars in Glasgow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Ice_Cream_Wars

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"Get your nephew a bear."  They said
"OMG what is that!?" They said.
"YOU ARE NO LONGER WELCOME IN OUR HOME!" They said.
Whatevs!  It's a bear.
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