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Ian James
Works at disabled following industrial injury
Attended Cranfield University
Lives in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Chalk up another one for science.  
Doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer.
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That's amazing and they did it without industry backing which says alot. Thanks for sharing this. 
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Thanks to Nina Anthonijsz for originally sharing this one.
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Scientists 1   god  minus 1   (The bastard watched the accident happen ;-))
A toddler is expected to make a full recovery after a near-fatal car accident caused his head to detach from his spine.
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+Karma Action no worries troll. BLOCKED. 
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Yet another example of a religion of peace.  
A 50-year-old man is killed in a mob lynching allegedly over rumours that his family had been storing and consuming beef at home, reports said.
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The credit goes to stupid intolerant government...sad....search about Gujarat riots and inaction by government...modi says Vedas are better than science...they want to make a Hindu country..just like Islamic state...cruel...
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Yes Yes Yes,    all religions need to support the use of all birth control methods,  the evidence that educating women and giving them access to birth control reduces the population growth.    

To take any other stance is just hypocritical.   The level of the worlds population determines our demand for resources.  
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Custom Rom question.

Well my N4 (2012 Wifi)  is getting a bit long in the tooth, slowing down, cluttered etc so I'm considering giving it a new lease of life with just basic functions and book reader apps. 

What is the best stripped down basic custom Rom that people could recommend.  (I'll be do it all with Wugfresh Toolkit as I'm crap with terminals)  
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+Arun kumar Thank you, I'll look it up. 
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We don't need palm oil in all our products... 
BLD, a palm oil company, is destroying irreplaceable habitat and setting off a veritable carbon bomb by draining and burning 14,000 hectares of peat forest in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Local activists are calling on the state’s Chief Minister to stop this crime against the planet. Please lend them your voice.
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We are going to need to maintain our carbon sinks more aggressively, this logging does us no long term benefit, just quick profits . 
Lush rainforest covers much of the Central African Republic. Yet civil war and illegal logging are taking their toll, with brutal militias funding their operations by collecting protection money from criminal loggers. Most of the illicit timber is destined for Europe. Call on the EU to ban imports of blood timber from CAR.
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I thought surely this is BS, but no its real .   People get pleasure from it...  
 
Put a stop to the Turkey Trot Festival! Turkeys are dropped from a plane to their death. 
For years, a town has thrown turkeys from planes and watched them plummet to their deaths at an annual festival. This tradition is both horrifically violent and an illegal act of animal cruelty. Prevent turkeys from being killed at this year's festivities by signing the petition.
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Support the BBC

To all the Brits on here, please please please go to this government survey to input your opinions about the BBC.

One of the few National treasures still let is under attack yet again .
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This has to be corporate murder, plain and simple.

I know our NHS has a few cracks, and certain Americans like to insult it and call it communism or socialism.  but if that is the face and price of FREEDOM. you can go F**K yourselves.
The head of a US pharmaceutical company defends a decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients by over 5,000%.
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I think this is a fabulous story. why? Well a certain very large ,very rich animal protection society  in the UK puts down tens of thousands of healthy animals on the grounds that long term shelter life is cruel !!!!!

Dear RSPCA maybe you need to spend a bit and provide stimulation for the residents.....
A dog that has been in a shelter for nearly a decade is finally getting her forever home. For nine years Bridget lived at The Animal Care Society off of Westport Road. 
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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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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


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, . 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.


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

I also like to study the Sengoko period in Japan (The warring states era)  .  and The Peninsular Campaign and Waterloo. 

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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 breath.
Employment
  • disabled following industrial injury
    2006 - present
    I lost an argument with a fork lift truck on a site I was working on. smashed up pelvis and lumbar spine....
  • Starlight Fireworks/the Firework Co./ plus others
    Display Manager/Senior Supervisor, 1978 - 2006
    Owner of display firework company until injury forced sale. 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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Wendover, United Kingdom
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