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Ian James
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This is more than a bridge to far.. This is a public service, paid for by the public. and now more greedy scum bags want their fingers in the pie.. THE NHS MUST REMAIN A PROFIT FREE SERVICE FOR ALL.   
Is this "NHS Tax" the next step in privatising the NHS?
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Is this not a true obscenity?  £21 MILLION POUNDS for an 3.5 inch wide cup... 
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This is my new foster Betsy, on her way here as an emergency foster, she had already been re-homed once with two male dogs via the Large Breed Dog Rescue.  Suddenly she's ceased to be flavour of the month with the Shar Pei male already resident . so if anybody is aware of a a home in need of a bundle of fun.... please contact Sharon on our main site.... If you join the forum there are lots of pictures of her already on there. 

http://largebreeddogrescue.co.uk/ 
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+Eva Maria Uhl She's just arrived... she's small , my boy is large even by rott standards, just spent a fraught 20 minutes...of introduction.  Will have to wait till morning to introduce properly.. she's bloody agile for a bulldog.. 
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sometimes the simple things in life can be a major disappointment.  I've a love for Orang's, and they in turn have a special liking of durian fruit.. So I've always to try it, especially with its rep of truly smelling  really awful ,but tasting divine.

Well my daughter pop up to London for an afternoon  concert at the RAH,  and visited Chinatown on her way home.  Well one of the supermarkets has started to import durian fruit,   They sell it ready cut, each piece wrapped in a greaseproof type paper, and then sealed in a tupperware type container.

so she grabbed one.   The smell from the bag was slightly sickly but nothing offensive.    Well we decided to have it for breakfast...  Oh boy,  as soon as the container was opened the room smelt like a gas main ,, and quickly got stronger.. truly offensive.   Well first part right.

So we all grabbed a piece un wrapped it,,, and tried... Boy, it was truly weird, but two of us said the same thing,  it tasted of poorly made but sweetish french onion soup?    

I think its off my diet list ... 
A variety of durian fruit that is so smelly it has never before been successfully imported to this country is set to be sold in the UK for the first time.
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Call me fussy if you like. But what the F**K is this madness beyond my range of comprehension.. Thats all I can say without turning the air blue.
A nine-month-old baby has appeared in a Pakistan court along with other family members on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs, it has been reported.
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Really barbaric. And a short hop skip and jump and we get to witness apparel workers who are basically slaves - thank you Bangladesh.
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As per usual when money men get denied  , that just cannot accept it.  The world does not need this palm oil,  but we do need sacrosanct areas around the world that offer sanctuary to all native species ,including tribes of humans.    Public sentiment and outrage won the first round, we can win them all if we combine.   The abuse of nature, children the elderly and infirm should be an anathema to all people. To those it is not, it should be them that suffer.
We could be about to lose the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants roam free together -- unless we act now.
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Headline say's it all.  add in the recent change in Saudi law(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2594139/Saudi-Arabia-declares-atheists-terrorists-new-laws.html) .which will make atheism a terrorist act...  Islam just can't help itself from showing off its peace and love nature.  
A Christian couple have been sentenced to death in Pakistan for allegedly sending a text message considered insulting to the Prophet Mohamed.
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Yeah we have deserts in the middle our country too.
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This is my new foster Betsy, on her way here as an emergency foster, she had already been re-homed once with two male dogs via the Large Breed dog rescue.  Suddenly she's ceased to be flavour of the month with the Shar Pei male already resident . so if anybody is aware of a a home in need of a bundle of fun.... please contact Sharon on our main site.... If you join the forum there are lots of pictures of her already on there. 

http://largebreeddogrescue.co.uk/ 
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If only I could.
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Well, you have invited a true sceptic into your midst, so don't be surprised if our ideas clash...I describe myself as a naturalist, which means I don't accept  the paranormal or the supernatural.  I accept the concept of alien races, but not that they have ever visited earth. The laws of physics make it extremely unlikely they ever will. . 
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Hello I want to say a few things just to make sure things are done well and respectful. I am not pointing at anyone person here and i certainly know that sometimes discussions get heated and we all have our ideas that are firm and some that seem to be flexible. Just looking at the way we share what we know and i can see that everyone that has participated in this discussion is very intelligent and i have liked all the main points each have made. So out of good manners and being respectful to one another let us all including me not insult at anytime and that will help not to offend each other and then we could learn from one another and receive what each has to offer. I believe it takes many types of looking at something with one being a sceptic and another being way out there with unorthodox ideas and an in between type too to have a good outcome with gaining knowledge about a subject so that we keep each other rained in if you will. But most of all bad communication corrupts good manners. I will say this straight out do not get offended because we are all grown and can receive a rule from the moderator without being offended and we are like i said grownup adults who do not get offended at some parameters that will be guide lines to a better result. Its called sportsman like conduct in sports and we do not get upset win we fouled someone and got called by the ref. Thanks and just to let you know i like what i learned here and the biggest mystery to search is how people communicate and that was unforeseen for me. Thanks brenton sawin.
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If people want to know why I will attack religious beliefs when an opportunity arises , well here's one very good reason.   This backward load of misogynistic  have criminalised atheists.    Back to the dark ages.
Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
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Oh, this is nothing new.  I was an environmental terrorist until they caught me.  And I used to hang out with the daughter of the Weathermen, pretty sure I have a file for that one too.
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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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