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by afew Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 12:01:01 PM EST

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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 12:01:18 PM EST
Crikey, hive of activity here then !!

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 01:11:43 PM EST
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Waiting for you to get out of work.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 02:06:57 PM EST
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another day, another loads of casks (that's c a s k s, no ET).

I'm not as tired as I as yesterday. I'm not afraid of hard work, but I'm not used to it. However, I pick up the pace quite well. Trouble is I've only got tomorrow and then I'll be stood down for a while

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 01:13:19 PM EST
What?  No ET?  But, but, but...

Now where are we going and what's with the handbasket?
by budr on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 01:58:57 PM EST
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Watched casks being refurbished once. Hard work in itself.

Do they dock your pay if you say "barrel"?

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by Number 6 on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 11:41:08 AM EST
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No, but they're both different official sizes of container, so confusing a barrel (36 gallons) with a cask (9 gallons) is a schoolboy error.

that said, I think we all do it from time to time cos barrel is a generic term

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 12:56:15 PM EST
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Some of the Conservative blog-o-sphere have decided to drop the dog whistles about racism and use trumpets.

It's getting vile on this side of the pond.


Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 01:40:13 PM EST
Why? what they done this time ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 02:26:13 PM EST
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You'll have to find it (Hint: dKos) for yourself. I'm not going to help them with their link/eyeballs numbers.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 03:41:37 PM EST
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Schwarzgeldgeschäfte-Whistleblower in die Psychiatrie abgeschoben?

A citizen of Nuremberg has been incarcerated for six years in a mental hospital. Part of the symptoms of his mental illness was accusing the Hypo-Vereinsbank of illegal Finance transactions. Worse, he was right about that.

Von überall könnte das Volk, Urbrut alles Undemokratischen, Zelle des Terrors, über die gewählten Hüter von Wachstum und Wohlstand® kommen. - flatter

by generic on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 03:24:01 PM EST
It doesn't surprise me in the slightest, it is far easier to deal with inconvenient truths if troublemakers can be conveniently removed "for their own good".

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 04:32:20 PM EST
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It appears that he was crazy to make that accusation in Germany.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 11:38:07 AM EST
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Hessian version:
Die top Steuerfahnder von Frankfurt als Geisteskrank abgeschoben. « Kehraus

Frankfurts ehemalige Top-Steuerfahnder wurden alle für psychisch krank erklärt und mit Mitte Vierzig aus dem Beruf gedrängt.

Der Opposition im Hessischen Landtag erklärte Minister Weimar am Mittwoch, dass alles mit rechten Dingen zugegangen sei. Hinweise, dass ein Gutachter unrichtige Gesundheitszeugnisse ausgestellt habe, seien nicht bekannt. Die Beamten seien schon lange krank.



Von überall könnte das Volk, Urbrut alles Undemokratischen, Zelle des Terrors, über die gewählten Hüter von Wachstum und Wohlstand® kommen. - flatter
by generic on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 11:50:34 AM EST
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Do the also put the Neo-Nazi 'kranken' in psychiatric hospitals?

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 12:40:32 PM EST
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more like give them jobs there as 'ward security' probably...

"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 12:58:18 PM EST
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Somewhere else (don't remember where} someone posted the comment referring to ET folks having a "hive mind". So,

  1. Is there such a beast(?) and if so

  2. Please describe it.


The good news ... it's only a life sentence. You eventually leave this planet of idiots.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 03:39:15 PM EST
No, I've made references myself to an ET conventional wisdom about economics that is somewhat removed from all other commentary.

I've been asking for it to be written down in a single place, or at least gathered together like Jerome's energy series. I'm still hoping.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 04:37:25 PM EST
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ABC affiliate calls Paula Broadwell memo "All Up In My Snatch" | TPMDC

Today in adventures in television news: graphics gone wrong. An ABC affiliate in Denver, Colo., said it was a "mistake" to run an image of Paula Broadwell's David Petraeus biography that listed the title as "All Up In My Snatch" during a story on the former CIA director's extramarital affair.

The image appeared during Monday's evening news broadcast. The book's actual title, co-written with Washington Post editor Vernon Loeb, is "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."

"It was a regrettable and an embarrassing error," KMGH-TV News Director Jeff Harris said in a statement.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 04:08:48 PM EST
A 'working title', I'll bet. The jokes write themselves.
    All In
? My friend Roberto's perversion of hasta luego into hasta los huevos sprang into my mind. (I used to attempt to order 'dos huevos duros' [two hard boiled eggs] from the lunch wagon while maintaining a straight face.)

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 11:49:53 AM EST
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regrettable and embarassing LOL

there's a mole, having some free fun.

nerd's revenge

"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:00:35 PM EST
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Tory MP running Corby campaign 'backed rival in anti-windfarm plot' | Politics | The Guardian

The Conservative MP running the party's byelection bid in Corby has been secretly filmed apparently supporting the campaign of a rival candidate.

Chris Heaton-Harris, who is campaign manager for the Tories in Corby, was recorded saying he encouraged an anti-wind farm candidate to join the election race against the Tories, adding: "Please don't tell anybody ever."

The footage, covertly recorded by the environmental group Greenpeace, captures the MP saying the independent anti-wind farm candidate, James Delingpole, had announced his candidacy as part of a "plan" to "cause some hassle" and drive the wind issue up the political agenda.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 04:27:36 PM EST
But Delingpole simply "conned" the papers into giving him space to sound off about windfarms without ever having to enter the race. I put "conned" in commas  because I think there was a considerable amount of collusion going on between Delingpole and his right wing anti-green media hacks who infest all papers

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 04:41:33 PM EST
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Zelo Street: Greenpeace Stings - Fawkes Blog Lies
The climate change denial mob were cock-a-hoop yesterday, after the attendance list from the BBC seminar back in 2006 was made public. Conspiracy theories were dusted off, and there was much crowing from James "saviour of Western civilisation" Delingpole, the rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog, the Register, the Spectator, and from Anthony Watts. But today, sadly, the house has fallen in on them all.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 08:44:18 AM EST
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Just 8 weeks of meditation can cause enduring changes in the brain | The Raw Story

Neuroscientists have discovered that an 8-week meditation training program can leave a lasting impression on the human brain.

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston University, and several other research centers found that the meditation training produced enduring changes in how the brain processed emotional information. The results of their study were published this month in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

"The two different types of meditation training our study participants completed yielded some differences in the response of the amygdala -- a part of the brain known for decades to be important for emotion -- to images with emotional content," Gaelle Desbordes, a corresponding author of the report, explained. "This is the first time that meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state."

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 04:46:32 PM EST
it's also one of the few things that can affect the length of the telomeres in the cells of your body, which is a biological marker of your true age.

many people consider telomere length to be a key to slowing down ageing.

by stevesim on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 05:19:39 PM EST
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what's the EROI on that 8 week investment? can it improve competition?

will it help european workers accept chinese wages and continue to 'retain positive emotions'?

perhaps it offers equaniminity to banksters/politicians as the crowds surround them?

"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:36:12 PM EST
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aus Eisland, Gestern

Enjoy

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 06:22:49 PM EST
HD. Full Screen. Go crazy, and remember this wasn't available even when i was mature.

If only these young people could stop the sound of coral reefs dying, fracking, and the Shock Doctrine.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 06:30:54 PM EST
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"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 08:36:54 PM EST


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