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Ian James
Worked at disabled following industrial injury
Attended Cranfield University
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<p>A judge in New York has made history after granting an order to show cause and writ of habeas corpus to two chimpanzees, Leo and Hercules.</p>
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next step : Leo and Hercules are bound in a same-sex marriage..?
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There is no need to use palm oil, its not an essential ingredient. 
 
STOP British producers from HIDING palm oil in their products!!The production of palm oil is having... (60 signatures on petition)
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Two months to Earth Hour, time to sign up and plan something to do .

(Only downside... No share to G+!!!   come on WWF we are not all FB and Twitter devotees.  And you do have a G+ page.)
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Is this really what Americans think?  It's truly sad that a nation that calls itself the leader of the free world should produce this.  FUBAR 
 
The U.S. Senate voted four times in two days to defeat amendments to a bill that would have acknowledged the existence of manmade global warming.
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Well yet again massed muslim protests after Friday prayers..(uncoordinated of course!!!!).  but there were no protests last Friday anywhere in the world screaming "not in our name"  after the Paris shootings..

This is Islam If they are a religion of peace lets see them protest in favour of peace. 

The biggest murderer of muslims.. MUSLIMS.   Indiscriminate mass killing at weddings, funerals, markets, schools and offices.

Where are the protests about these acts..!!!!

When I see this so called religion of peace condemning there own murderers I might start to believe it.
Pakistanis protesting over a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad published in France clash with police in Karachi, after days of similar rallies.
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so much for world unity!!!!!!!
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Great news, as a disabled person reliant of the benefit system  I have to say things have to change.  Since Duncan Smith has held sway the whole ethos of the DWP has changed significantly for the worse.  The attitude has become one of all disabled people are scroungers.   Yet I paid many years of NI before I had an industrial accident at my place of work, for which I was blameless.   People talk of minimum wage or living wage.  Well get less than a equivalent of £2.60 an hour based on a 40 hour week.  No we don't get our energy bills paid or any of the other mythical freebies, in fact we don't even get the winter fuel allowance that the multimillionaire over 65's get.   Rant over.
We did it - MPs will hold an independent inquiry into the benefit sanctions that killed my brother David. My brother David was an ex-soldier who worked for 29 years but died, starving and destitute because he was penalised by the Job Centre for missing a meeting. Now thanks to the more than 211,000 people who signed my petition - the Government will be forced to investigate whether stopping and sanctioning his benefits contributed to ...
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Any fellow Brits, please consider signing this petition.  
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God him no like Pope....☺
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Philippine city of Tacloban, devastated by a 2013 typhoon, but a storm forces him to leave early.
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Damn it, A man I don't trust  comes out with this....  Well I suppose the US Protestant Republicans will have more cause to be deniers now...

I wonder if he'll go for a slow reduction in population, with free access to contraception for all... as a means to defeat CO2 rise..

Now its only the stupid who have cause to doubt.
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Pyrotechnician by choice, naturalist by inclination, have a passion for working trial dogs esp. rottweilers.
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I can make people go "ooooh arrrh and wow" with pyrotechnics and set them to music. Fostering and retraining of abandoned and adused molosser dog breeds
Employment
  • disabled following industrial injury
    1998 - 2006
    During the week I worked 4 nights a week for Sony dealing with the bulk distribution of new releases. Lost an argument with a fork lift truck
  • Starlight Fireworks/the Firework Co./ plus others
    Display Manager/Senior Supervisor, 1978 - 2006
    Worked with several UK based Firework Display companies, manly weekends at Classical concerts like the battle proms, at Theme Parks like Lego Land and I also wrote and choreographed shows for Starlight Fireworks. After my accident I could no longer do even the most basic displays because of the manual labour required. I still visit a few of the old crews and press the odd button., but its not the same. I also trained as a special effects technician for the Film and TV industry.
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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Was born, will die.. then who cares...
Introduction
I think the world is grossly over populated with humans, that the capitalist outlook/concept is flawed, continual growth is impossible on a planet with finite resources.

I am a Naturalist in the sense that Naturalism is the "hypothesis that the natural world is a closed system" in the sense that "nothing that is not a part of the natural world affects it." As such, "naturalism implies that there are no supernatural entities," such as gods, angels, demons, ghosts, or other spirits, "or at least none that actually exercises its power to affect the natural world. And without miraculous interventions into nature from a spiritual realm, neither prayer nor magic are more effective than a placebo.


I am also a Freethinker. From wiki: Freethought holds that individuals should not accept ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason. Thus, freethinkers strive to build their opinions on the basis of facts, scientific inquiry, and logical principles, independent of any logical fallacies or the intellectually limiting effects of authority, confirmation bias, cognitive bias, conventional wisdom, popular culture, prejudice, sectarianism, tradition, urban legend, and all other dogmas.


I am not an atheist, as that allows that a god may exist. or some other forms of supernatural beings may exist. I do not. I lack a soul, or the belief in one.


We are a product of evolution and have no more purpose on this planet than a grain of sand on a beach, in fact we have no purpose never have we or lifeform ever had one , never will we or any life form ever have one. We are here thanks to flaws in DNA transcription, error upon error compounded. We are a very selfish species who deludes daily itself, if we genuinely loved our children and grandchildren we would stop living the way we do.

In regards the treatment of religion Bertrand Russell explains things far better than I.

There are some who hold that veracity should have limitations. Some beliefs, they say, are both comforting and morally benefiicial. Although it cannot be said that there are valid scientific grounds for supposing them to be true, these beliefs, they say, should not be critically examined. I cannot myself admit such a doctrine. I cannot believe that mankind can be the better for the shrinking from the examination of this or that question.---Bertrand Russell


My Favourite Quote: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw
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MY dog brings me his bones to hold whilst he is eating them, so he can get a better purchase.
Education
  • Cranfield University
    Sub Sea Engineering, 1997 - 1998
  • University of East London
    Wildlife Conservation, 1994 - 1997
  • Aylesbury Grammar School
    1967 - 1972
  • The Royal Military College of Science
    High Explosives Handling and Use, 2001 - 2001
    Th safe handling of HE explosives in the Film and Entertainment arena, mainly for special effects in film.
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