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  1. Might already have been posted but I agree with Theresa
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  3. Erm... maybe I’m underrating Ireland in that presumption!
  4. Yeah! But now it’s New Zealand in a week’s time. Gulp.
  5. It’s a little too close at the moment. Come on England.
  6. Whale Fall. A whale died. Kilometres down a bonanza for the local sea life. Live cast NOW! https://nautiluslive.org/
  7. Poor old Scotland, but go Japan! The Quarter finals are going to be fun!
  8. Wallabies? The old absence of evidence isn’t evidence of absence canard comes to the fore with interesting epistemological and ontological consequences. When can you be satisfied that the lack of evidence is sufficient to say there aren’t foxes living on the Island? A part of me hopes they are.
  9. Nice little video piece in English and Chinese can be found here: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201910/08/WS5d9b63bea310cf3e3556efad.html
  10. Orientalism for the win there, Bees. Edward Said would approve ... well not actually. Even dressing up as Aladin is now all non PC and would get you chucked out of politics.
  11. Ive asked repeatedly for a link or source for Enoch’s claims. There are multiple versions of the book of Enoch most of which have very little to do with the surviving fragments of the original documents. Over my opinion of these “holy” texts, some contain thought provoking insights into the human condition but this is offset by partial or made up self justifications of history; brutish behaviour towards out groups; vast superstition and a vastly ignorant understanding of the physical environment. To understand the world about us we must patiently observe, collect evidence and understand how it interacts with the varying of things. “My magic book says ...” gets you nowhere in understanding reality. If that isn’t obvious from Enoch’s pictures I don’t know what is. Nullius in verba.
  12. Well, Trump has truly shafted the Kurds, ordering a US withdrawal in the face of a Turkish advance. He’s setting a terrible precedent which will be remembered when allies wonder how reliable the US will be.
  13. I'm sort of reading Machiavelli's the Prince and came across this: He who becomes master of a city accustomed to freedom and does not destroy it, may expect to be destroyed by it, for in rebellion it has always the watchword of liberty and its ancient privileges as a rallying point, which neither time nor benefits will ever cause it to forget. And what ever you may do or provide against, they never forget that name or their privileges less they are disunited or dispersed, but at every chance they immediately to be rally to them, as Pisa after the hundred years she had been held in bondage by the Florentines. He knew a thing or two about power did Machiavelli; and Xi Jinping is without a doubt a modern day Prince, able to disunite, disperse and destroy cities and cultures ... just ask a Tibetan or a Uyghur.
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