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I lick the plate. Always. And sometimes my cats help me.
I lick the plate. Always. And sometimes my cats help me.

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“Resignation of the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and immediate reelection of the German Government
Dr. Merkel is acting irresponsible not only for Germany, but also for the EU and whole Europe. She is overruling laws without considering the consequences. She and the German Government are no longer "master of the situation" and therefore no longer able to run Germany or to have a strong political vote in the EU.”

And I’d add, she should be imprisoned for treason against her own country and the EU states.

Is there a way not to open Collections every time I log into google+?

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A Question To My Contacts Living in the USA
Good evening, I’ve got a friend in Italy: she was living in New York during the 1960s and often tells me of her 1969 red Alfa Romeo “Duetto” Spider Veloce 1750 USA. It was sold when she moved to Italy, and somebody who at the time lived in California bought it.
Given the yellow NY license plate it had at during her ownership, is it possible to work out the VIN of the car, and with that one checking if it’s still on the road (and where)? Well, if it’s possible to track that car down, fundamentally.
Here’s a picture of the plate, in her much newer Alfa Romeo 147.
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Good evening, I’ve got a friend in Italy: she was living in New York during the 1960s and often tells me of her 1969 red Alfa Romeo “Duetto” Spider Veloce 1750 USA. It was sold when she moved to Italy, and somebody who at the time lived in California bought it.

Given the yellow NY license plate it had at the time, is it possible to work out the VIN, and with that one checking if it’s still on the road (and where)?
Well, if it’s possible to track that car down, fundamentally.
Here’s a picture of the plate, in her much newer Alfa Romeo 147.
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Chrome always sucked big time on my systems. And I always thought to be alone!

via +Shannon Shoffner 

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Coolness!
The Nürburgring 24h Race is On!

5 hours to the finish.
And…
https://livetiming.tracktime.info/nurburgring#screen-results
+Kokoro Kimochi , the AMG Mercs are in the first 4

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Bees and an Update on Neonicotinoid Pesticides 

I was contacted on social media by a former teacher, who specifically asked me for information on what is happening in the EU regarding neonicotinoids. 

Which Pesticides Were Banned in the EU?

In 2013 the EU place restrictions on the use of 3 neonicotinoid pesticides due to their impact on bees: clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and imidacloprid 
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:139:0012:0026:EN:PDF

Another one was additionally reviewed and subjected to restrictions: fipronil

Why is the EU Lifting the Ban?

I don't know that it is lifting the ban. The 2013 prohibition included a provision that the efficacy of the ban be reviewed. 

see paragraph (16) 

"... Within two years from the date of entry into force of the present
Regulation the Commission will initiate without undue
delay a review of the new scientific information which it
has received." 

That review would be due to start no later than the beginning of 2016 if I got the timing correct. 

Good News in Germany

Independent of EU bureaucrats some companies are taking action. Aldi-Süd, the "Walmart" in my part of Germany in terms of store impact has taken the lead on this. 

Aldi Süd's (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hessen, parts of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, and Saarland) ban on the use of neonicotinoids by suppliers. 
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/2016/Greenpeace-campaign-bears-fruits-Aldi-Sud-bans-bee-harming-pesticides/

Aldi Süd also operates in the countries of Australia, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, and the United States. There is hope that the same policy on neonicotinoids used in Germany will be adopted in the international branches.

Recent Research (2016 publications) 

It's Sunday morning and I have other things to do, but I did a quick search in Google Scholar to see what papers have recently been published. Quite a few continue to point to neonicotinoids as factors in bee population declines. The consensus seems to be that the pesticides are not the sole factor, but definitely suppress bee's immune systems. Here's one abstract (paywall to get the full item)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412016300095

"At sub-lethal level (< LD50), neurotoxic insecticide molecules are known to influence the cognitive abilities of bees, impairing their performance and ultimately impacting on the viability of the colonies. In addition, widespread systemic insecticides appear to have introduced indirect side effects on both honey bees and wild bumblebees, by deeply affecting their health. Immune suppression of the natural defences by neonicotinoid and phenyl-pyrazole (fipronil) insecticides opens the way to parasite infections and viral diseases, fostering their spread among individuals and among bee colonies at higher rates than under conditions of no exposure to such insecticides. This causal link between diseases and/or parasites in bees and neonicotinoids and other pesticides has eluded researchers for years because both factors are concurrent: while the former are the immediate cause of colony collapses and bee declines, the latter are a key factor contributing to the increasing negative impact of parasitic infections observed in bees in recent decades."




DISCLAIMER:

I do not claim anywhere near completeness on this topic. Most of my articles are several weeks of research before I write. This represents 60 minutes of effort to read and write based on my general familiarity with the area. It's also biased because I only looked at the impact of the pesticides (I have an existing position against them). I'm sure there are quite a few gaps. If you are interested though there are many good tools starting with Google Scholar to find papers on the subject.
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Flame-Point Siamese
We discovered it yesterday!

Our #MrJimmy found in the bush, actually a feral cat, is a Siamese too! He has much of the character infact and a very particular coat to be a "common European cat" as he has been called at the vet’s.

http://www.life-with-siamese-cats.com/flame-point-siamese-cat.html

•  Coat: warm, creamy white – ✔
•  Eyes: brilliant intense blue – ✔
•  Points: bright reddish-gold, with legs and feet paler – ✔
•  Nose, eye rims, paw pads: pink – ✔

#caturday onTuesday.


It took a while to put Jimmy on focus through the LCD of the camera, and when he was I just called him.

Clubman MC Auto Zoom 80-200mm at 100mm circa, f/5.6 circa. Wonderlens bought for £0.99 in ebay.

Enjoy! Comment and +1, that's for free!

#MrJimmy
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