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V.T. Eric Layton

And yet... 2021 with a worldwide pandemic raging, the attitude seems to be "open everything up and PARTY ON!"

 

Intelligence of this species has diminished substantially in the last 100 years or so, it seems.

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I'm not sure if you can access this from outside Australia, but this is a beautiful series of pictures from around the country. They post a new set every week.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-2

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1 hour ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

And yet... 2021 with a worldwide pandemic raging, the attitude seems to be "open everything up and PARTY ON!"

 

Intelligence of this species has diminished substantially in the last 100 years or so, it seems.

 

Probably because there are not so many Lodge Meetings held these days 😜

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2 hours ago, abarbarian said:

Probably because there are not so many Lodge Meetings held these days 😜

 

Like Ralph and Norton's Fraternal Order of Raccoons. ;)

 

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My curiousity made me look at world population history. I found it has increased almost threefold since I was born (2.7bn - 7.8bn), with Australia's population showing a similar increase (9m - 24m).

It took 123 years to increase from 1bn to 2 bn (1804-1927), 47 years (1927-1974) to double again, and projected about 50 years to double to 8 billion.

Earth is full, please stop breeding, humans. Was full in 1974 IMHO.

 

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World Population by Year

1954 World Population

2020 World Population

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8 hours ago, sunrat said:

My curiousity made me look at world population history. I found it has increased almost threefold since I was born (2.7bn - 7.8bn), with Australia's population showing a similar increase (9m - 24m).

It took 123 years to increase from 1bn to 2 bn (1804-1927), 47 years (1927-1974) to double again, and projected about 50 years to double to 8 billion.

Earth is full, please stop breeding, humans. Was full in 1974 IMHO.

 

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World Population by Year

1954 World Population

2020 World Population

 

Do those figures take into account covid ? 🤔

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7 hours ago, abarbarian said:

Do those figures take into account covid ? 🤔

 

Overall, believe it or not, Covid fatality rates are quite small in relation to world population.

 

  • About 10% of the world’s population has been infected
  • As of mid-January, models suggested that 17% of Americans have been infected
  • There are nearly 100 million global cases of COVID-19

 

*from this site -> https://coronavirus.nautil.us/percentage-of-people-who-have-covid-19/

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2 hours ago, amenditman said:

Covid will result in increased birthrate.

 

And liver disease.

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The Factory Worker Who Spent 50 Years Filling a Forest with Otherworldly Sculptures
 

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Veijo Rönkkönen was a recluse who spent his days between the paper mill where he worked for 41 years, and his farm, tucked away in a Finnish forest. By all accounts, he didn’t like to talk to people, and he never took an art lesson in his life. But by the time of his death in 2010, Rönkkönen had covered his land with around 550 sculptures. Nearly all of them depicted human figures: people of all ages and ethnicities, frozen in moments of play, athleticism, and even agony.


 

 

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The strange park of Veijo Rönkkönen
 

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The park is the most important set of pieces of contemporary folk art of Finland. The facial expressions of the statues, made from concrete, are part of what makes this group of statues unique. Their expressions are scary, since they aren’t fully realistic: instead they come close to the Uncanny Valley. Some of them also have real human teeth, and sound effects that make the whole park even creepier.


 

 

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Mars: First of three missions to reach the Red Planet (today)yesterday- here's what you need to know

 

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Sarah Amiri, deputy project manager of the mission, announcing it


 

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The agency's probe will monitor the Martian weather system, as well as the distribution of hydrogen and oxygen in the upper portions of Mars' atmosphere - enabling humanity to understand the link between weather change and atmospheric loss.

"Using three scientific instruments on board of the spacecraft, EMM will provide a set of measurements fundamental to an improved understanding of circulation and weather in the Martian lower and middle atmosphere," according to the Emirati space agency.

"Combining such data with the monitoring of the upper layers of the atmosphere, EMM measurements will reveal the mechanisms behind the upward transport of energy and particles, and the subsequent escape of atmospheric particles from the gravity of Mars."

 

 

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1 hour ago, ssherjj said:

What are those? Fortune Cookies? I 😂

Penguin crackers. Ooops, typo, prawn crackers.

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10 hours ago, sunrat said:

Penguin crackers. Ooops, typo, prawn crackers.

Yummy!! I'd eat those right up!! I love crackers!! Thank you for the response @sunrat😊

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Prawn crackers are served in Australia as a complimentary snack at many Asian restaurants before you place your order.

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Here in the US dorito chips are served before a meal usually/mostly at Mexican restaurants. With a variety of chip dip. I get full before my order comes so I have to refrain from eating too many. But just the same Prawn crackers look good otherwise they wouldn't serve them right? 🙃

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1 hour ago, sunrat said:

Prawn crackers are served in Australia as a complimentary snack at many Asian restaurants before you place your order.

 

Served before a meal here in the UK but you have to pay for them.

 

Making them at home is the best magic trick ever.

 

 

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1 hour ago, ssherjj said:

But just the same Prawn crackers look good otherwise they wouldn't serve them right?

 

They are fab, they crunch as you bite them then they sort of melt in your mouth.😋

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14 Films That Secured Jane Fonda’s Icon Status

 

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The history of Jane Fonda’s career is a history of modern Hollywood. The 83-year-old actor, born in New York to movie star Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Seymour, made her screen debut in 1960, at a time when the industry was drifting away from the well-worn formulas of the golden age and towards a more daring and experimental future. She transitioned effortlessly from frothy romantic comedies to gritty crime thrillers and psychological dramas, and then continued working for the next six decades, while also establishing herself as a political and environmental activist.

Ahead of the 2021 Golden Globes, where Fonda is set to receive the Cecil B DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, we revisit her best performances to date.

 

 

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Viewers wowed by Ben Fogle’s ‘brave’ Inside Chernobyl documentary


 

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Stunning HBO drama Chernobyl has triggered a fascination in the horrendous nuclear disaster that claimed so many lives in the Soviet Union in 1986.

 

So it’s no surprise that Channel 5 commissioned a documentary telling the true story of the catastrophe, and sending Ben Fogle into the power plant where ‘the biggest mistake in human history’ took place.

But many viewers were still shocked by the risks the presenter took in tonight’s documentary, Inside Chernobyl.

 

 

Excellent way to spend an hour. Nearly as good as playing Stalker 🤣

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Hmm...

 

Yet another Chernobyl documentary, eh? I've seen many. I'll watch this one, too, once I find it streaming somewhere. EDIT: AH! I see that the link above is the documentary. COOL. Tomorrow is supposed to be a gray and rainy day. It'll be perfect for viewing this video.

 

 

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3 hours ago, amenditman said:

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Hallelujah brother. I had a nice personal chat with my local MP (Labor Party) on Saturday at a "meet me in the local shopping centre" occasion. My main agenda was to discuss the crazy Australian vaping regulations but it got round to the "follow the money" area and she totally agreed with me (she brought it up) but I could read between her lines that she wasn't going to take a strong stance on it.

She's an ex-nurse and was head of the nurses association. She agreed with me that vaping may be good for ex-smokers but was fearing of kids taking it up instead of smoking. Studies I've read show this to be a small percentage and kids still take up smoking instead anyway. I'm amazed how many schoolkids I see smoking on their way home from school and in school uniform!

My despair grows ever greater over time about how "the system" treats us common plebs.

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Thought this might be of interest as it is a huge discount and you can get them world wide. 😎

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