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Old 2011-08-10, 03:02 AM   #19396
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Friends in Tottenham say things are calmer in London this evening.
"Order" restored.
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Old 2011-08-10, 05:08 AM   #19397
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Storming again, roads washed out all over the place, Maybe that bridge will wash out and they will need to fly us back to the fire base.

I would love a 20 minute flight in a TC 690 Turbo Commander instead of a 8 hour drive (the long way because all 3 shortcuts are washed out/flooded) after we are done this training session.

But it would suck for most involved if that bridge did go, there is already water flowing over it...
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Old 2011-08-10, 06:24 PM   #19398
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mourning came and the bridge is still there. Should be able to drive out of here tomorrow.
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Old 2011-08-10, 09:02 PM   #19399
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Do we hate most in others what we hate in ourselves?
No.

Next.
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Old 2011-08-10, 09:08 PM   #19400
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mourning came and the bridge is still there. Should be able to drive out of here tomorrow.
Drive gingerly over it, you never know.
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I wuld get a 20' trialls uni prolly with a blu tiar.
Get splined an a KH saet or ur a pansy.
Get trials cuz thaz whut i du n u mus wannaa whut i du 2.
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Old 2011-08-10, 10:22 PM   #19401
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Today a sudden gust of wind blew me off my 26. Luckily I was riding at cruising speed and managed to run off the fall (I was only wearing sandals, light summer clothing and a helmet, so a fall would have removed a lot of skin surface).

Tonight I recognized that some of the screws holding my handle are loose. I thought I had taken them all out and added thread lock. I suppose I must have forgotten some.
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Old 2011-08-11, 12:48 AM   #19402
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with only 6 replies today including mine (and only a few hours to go), we might have to change the name of this thread to Fewest Replies.
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Old 2011-08-11, 01:15 AM   #19403
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hayo.... in madison... at NAUCC and its great so far.....


how are you?
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Where have you been since NAUCC? How was the NAUCC experience for you?

I noticed the USA completely DOMINATED all the competitions!!!!

http://uninationals.com/results/

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Old 2011-08-11, 04:50 AM   #19404
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pop quiz!

How many bananas would an average adult have to eat before they die of radiation poisoning.

Normal potassium content of the human body is 2.5g per kg.

Potassium, which in nature contains 0.0117% of the unstable isotope potassium-40 (40K).

I weigh about 75kg. if weight has anything to do with it.

What I've read; "Too much potassium can lead to heart damage and cardiac arrest," "an average banana has 13.4% of the recommended daily amount of potassium."
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Old 2011-08-11, 07:14 AM   #19405
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Something very, very exciting turned up in the post this morning.

Photos tomorrow.
120 pounds worth of photos?
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Old 2011-08-11, 07:15 AM   #19406
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I remember seeing a TV article about a news announcer telling the story of how it took him a solid two weeks to learn how to pronounce an African dictator's impossibly compilicated name.
"It took me a fortnight how to learn how to pronounce his name, then someone shot him," he said, totally deadpan.

But underneath you could see he was seathing with anger.
Priceless, absolutely priceless.
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Old 2011-08-11, 09:02 AM   #19407
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Small world, it just popped up in a search and I like the way she wrote.
Seemed to touch on most of the issues without being preachy.

How's the mood tonight?
She's a funny lass... Can be a bit preachy when you talk to her in person.

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Sorry, but I'm calling bullshit on youth centre closures as part of the reason behind the rioting.
Also I don't believe that the shooting of that young man had much to do with it.
It's difficult to pin down a particular reason for why this kicked off.

But I do know that I'd pay good money to see the cocky tw*t who was goading the police take a rubber bullet to the chest.
I'm not saying the sole reason for things kicking off is re closure of youth centres, but... There's something changed in the social, political and economic environment for these riots to have kicked off; cops have shot people over the last twenty years without people taking to the streets and looting. I think there's very strong disillusion with the institutions of society in the wake of MP's expenses, Murdoch's shenanigans, police taking bribes and the cuts to EMA and other services folks rely on.

Both Labour and the Tories have consistently tried to de-politicise society and deny the existence of class. When you push individualism alongside consumerism to a class of people without the means to consume then when they kick off it's going to be ugly.

This isn't to try and justify people burning down home and awful things like that, but I'm getting pretty tired of the refusal of so many to look at wider socio-political causes and instead call for greater police repression as if that's going to change the conditions that give rise to the discontent felt by those sticking two fingers up to society an it's institutions.

We should always be wary of handing more powers to the police to be used against those we disapprove of. History shows that once they have those powers it's only a matter of time before they're used against folks whose cause you're more sympathetic to.

Anyhooooo, how's everyone? I've got a smashed big toe. Doth suck!



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mourning came and the bridge is still there. Should be able to drive out of here tomorrow.
Just watch out for the trolls.

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How many bananas would an average adult have to eat before they die of radiation poisoning.

Normal potassium content of the human body is 2.5g per kg.

Potassium, which in nature contains 0.0117% of the unstable isotope potassium-40 (40K).

I weigh about 75kg. if weight has anything to do with it.

What I've read; "Too much potassium can lead to heart damage and cardiac arrest," "an average banana has 13.4% of the recommended daily amount of potassium."
Four tons.
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My best analogy at the moment is that there was looting in New Orleans, that doesn't mean there wasn't a Cat5 Hurricane.
There was looting in London, doesn't mean there wasn't/isn't a pile of reasons for the riots to have started in the first place.

By attempting to reduce the entire thing to a "law and order" issue is to ignore the underlying problems and a sure-fire way of making sure this will happen again.
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Old 2011-08-11, 03:56 PM   #19409
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with only 6 replies today including mine (and only a few hours to go), we might have to change the name of this thread to Fewest Replies.
Think of it as a marathon rather than a sprint.
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I think there's very strong disillusion with the institutions of society in the wake of MP's expenses, Murdoch's shenanigans, police taking bribes and the cuts to EMA and other services folks rely on.
You're not wrong there.
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