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    I'll try to climb to the top of a Douglas Fir (or...

    I'll try to climb to the top of a Douglas Fir (or more likely follow a friend who's a much better tree climber), got to be >= 100ft, to get me in the mood. That's rare sized for trees in my part of...
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    I suspect whatever the truth of the matter is,...

    I suspect whatever the truth of the matter is, you won't get it from that film as it includes film footage of a basketball player who collapsed on court a couple of years ago (note that the...
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    Poll: Wife turns 50 in Aug, she wants me to book 4 or 5...

    Wife turns 50 in Aug, she wants me to book 4 or 5 nights??? in NYC. Been over on work trip years ago but that was a bit different (2001) and all I remember was all night bar crawls, so no idea what...
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    Kids... being noisy, doing stupid stuff and...

    Kids... being noisy, doing stupid stuff and acting like kids. They should get haircut . Older people complain. Some establishment doesn't like their behaviour. --> This thread could have been posted...
  • Wha??? Do you realise it's still November?

    Wha??? Do you realise it's still November?
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    Karl's advice to paint over silicon is golden. I...

    Karl's advice to paint over silicon is golden. I did it many years ago. I was painting a window sill (internal) and there was a tiny hairline crack between it and the window frame and I couldn't find...
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    Sadly that's not true, they have benefits they...

    Sadly that's not true, they have benefits they have risks. If the doc has weighed up that balance and it's in a patient's benefit to take them, then of course do what the doc says.

    Statins were at...
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    Debating etc is just a tool - it is neutral This...

    Debating etc is just a tool - it is neutral
    This can be used for entertainment, learning stuff and even having your own opinion changed.
    It can also be used to prove points, stroke egos and conduct...
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    Like Karl says the overall cholesterol level of...

    Like Karl says the overall cholesterol level of 7.5 doesn't mean so much. They used to prescribe statins on that basis of >7.5, but NHS NICE guidelines for GPs now says that they must do at least one...
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    As a non north American I'm left confused by this...

    As a non north American I'm left confused by this thread. Gray squirrels are rats with fluffy tails, but Red Squirrels... why kill them, aren't they the good guys?
  • Well, absolutely nothing. But today I got an...

    Well, absolutely nothing. But today I got an email that they won't sell to me even if I wasn't a cheap b4stard. Doesn't sound so good, they are *reducing* their sales area? Not the sign of a healthy...
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    Here you go, proof the moon is flat ;) ...

    Here you go, proof the moon is flat ;)

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/2636/production/_127728790_screenshot2022-11-21at12.54.26.png.webp
  • Funny you should mention Insulin, it's a huge...

    Funny you should mention Insulin, it's a huge scandal a clear example of greed. Banting, Best, Collip won the Noble prize for it in 1923 (assisted by McLeod at the university of Toronto). They sold...
  • Odd.. because Musk is so anti free speech. He...

    Odd.. because Musk is so anti free speech. He loves free speech if he doesn't disagrees with it or it's not critical of him or his companies. He uses "gagging orders" (restrictive covenants) to...
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    I think they say to the media they want to swap...

    I think they say to the media they want to swap for Griner but actually want https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Whelan_(security_director) as part of the deal, they failed to broker a swap for...
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    Good for them!

    Good for them!
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    The person and a dose of luck, you never can tell...

    The person and a dose of luck, you never can tell how it hits people (apart from the clinically vulnerable which is obvious). My wife has Covid right now (2nd time, isn't that greedy!). She has very...
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    No. My teeth are like that because I'm British...

    No. My teeth are like that because I'm British and drawing attention to them like that makes you a racist
  • Maybe a good time to copy some useful resources...

    Maybe a good time to copy some useful resources from program section, not necessarily for myself but reference or advice to others. Grouchy's PowerBuilder program or whatever - I'm not turning all...
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    I'm planning to take the cat in for its annual...

    I'm planning to take the cat in for its annual vaccinations Saturday in 2 weeks. A range of "experimental" vaccines that have only been used on millions of animals for years so the outcome is in...
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