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Daily review 26/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 26th, 2019 - 31 comments
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  1. Andre 1

    Oooooh … what she said.

    I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead. I guess they must simply feel so threatened by us.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/greta-thunberg-haters-twitter-thread_n_5d8bb89be4b0019647a242af

  2. joe90 2

    Oh indeed.

    • The Al1en 3.1

      Saw it on the BBC, too. All that dairy must have worked out terribly for them. No wonder all the bronze aged people died out. lol

      • marty mars 3.1.1

        So the vast majority of people in the world are lactose intolerant – seems the Northern Europeans have it covered though lol

        The exact number of adults with lactose intolerance is unknown.[7] One estimate puts the average at 65% of the global population.[8] Rates of lactose intolerance vary between regions, from less than 10% in Northern Europe to as high as 95% in parts of Asia and Africa.[3]

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactose_intolerance

        • joe90 3.1.1.1

          It was the Russians.

          The ability for adult Europeans to drink milk was inherited from Russian herders just 4,000 years ago, a genetic study has shown.

          The findings come from the largest ancient DNA study of its kind published in the journal Nature.

          "Everyone assumed it came to Europe with the first farmers," co-author Dr Bastien Llamas, from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide, said.

          "But you actually had a 4,500-year period when European farmers could not actually drink milk."

          The study of DNA from 230 Eurasians who lived between 6500 BC and 300 BC showed that Russian herders from the Great Steppes brought the enzymes for lactose tolerance into Europe.

          https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2015-11-24/europeans-drink-milk-tolerate-lactose-dates/6955414

      • Poission 3.1.2

        They did not die out,whilst the mode of civilization ceased the genetics persisted especially in the Levant.

  3. Yep, hard as, us Northern Europeans. Guts of steel. lol

    Edit: Interesting link though.
    “The ability to digest lactose into adulthood evolved in several human populations independently, probably as an adaptation to the domestication of dairy animals 10,000 years ago.”

  4. Sacha 5

    A core purpose of our Official Information Act is public participation in decisions, not just accountability for them afterwards: http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2019/09/improving-participation-in-government.html

    The OIA is meant to exist to enable participation. In practice, it is used to stop it. A review should look at that, and how to reverse it. That will no doubt make the Sir Humphries in Thorndon deeply uncomfortable. But its our government, not theirs.

  5. Ahh… a little Bob Dylan… what is he saying here,… but all races can be poor,… and perhaps the Yankee states loved the benefits of slavery… profits being the bottom line,… and that perhaps it really was more about 'states rights'…. we see here ( perhaps during the reconstruction era ) both poor whites and blacks mingling it…

    Maybe we should revisit history…

    It is well known Honest Abe loved the song 'Dixie'… he played it at Robert E Lee's official surrender … just what were the motives for the majority of poor whites in the south at that time… why did they die in droves in so many battles… was it it just pure hatred and contempt for black people?… or was it … something else?

    Was it love for family and homeland?

    Anyways… a song from Bob.

    A fascinating reappraisal of history… and a time to think deeper than what we usually are fenced into thinking.

    Bob Dylan -"Dixie" – YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com

    • In Vino 6.1

      As I remember, the Civil War had already been going a year or two before Abe needed to win an election, and used the emancipation thing.

      Nothing is ever simple in history.

      • joe90 6.1.1

        The secession crisis kicked off after Lincoln's election and the first shots were fired in the weeks following his inauguration.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_events_leading_to_the_American_Civil_War#Election_of_1860_to_the_Battle_of_Fort_Sumter

        • WILD KATIPO 6.1.1.1

          Mhmmm… yes I'm interested in such a divided society… can we imagine what huge ramifications it would have had in perhaps New Zealand?… yet here we have both Black middle class American boys fighting for the South, – and yet also for the North… many units for the North… General George Custer didn't look to kindly on Black units, – but endorsed the Plains Native Americans in their 'free lifestyle',… beholding to no one, …but yet was a Democrat from Ohio,…and was the man elected to lead an expedition into the Black Hills for gold… and the man upholding the 'Manifold Destiny' ideology…

          Overturning a treaty with the then current occupiers, the Sioux…

          And hence, in 1876, … the battle of 'Greasy Grass' or 'Custers Last Stand'…

          Now it is an interesting feature of Albert Pike- 32 Degree Scots Mason… who alledgedly manipulated for both sides….

          I think this last character… who has monuments dedicated to him that still stand to this day to commemorate his less than savory civil war exploits as a ‘so called ‘ southern general… that needs to be looked into. I think… that the blood of both confederate and union troops is on his and his manipulators hands,… financially and politically.

          See where this is heading?

        • In Vino 6.1.1.2

          Yes, and it was for re-election (Sorry – I should have said re-election) in 1863 (when the war had been going for well over a year) that Lincoln finally made the Emancipation Proclamation. At the outbreak of the war he said it was more about preserving the Union than about slavery. The Ken Burns Doco ('The Civil War') covers the topic very well.

      • WILD KATIPO 6.1.2

        Yeah, its fascinating, and well worth the time to peruse history. I'm sure we can learn volumes from what is, actually , recent political history. As compared to say ancient Rome.

  6. New Pie! Awesome Boris rant

  7. joe90 9

    Boris has bottled it.

    • joe90 9.1

      This isn't about sex, it's about the self styled masters of the fucking universe, Yiannopoulos, Bannon and Breitbart make appearances, and their disregard for the law and public money.

      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1176839648406122497.html

      Boris Johnson has been given 14 days to give details of his relationship with a US businesswoman, following claims he failed to declare a potential conflict of interest when he was London mayor.

      A committee that scrutinises the mayor's spending has asked for details "of all contact" with Jennifer Arcuri.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49819686

  8. greywarshark 10

    Peter Ellis didn't stand a chance when there is this fevered response ready to raise its head. The people in charge of these children and those who set up such nonsensical rules are far from pure in heart and mind. No-one who was could come out with such dirty-minded thoughts.

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/25/autistic-boy-5-branded-sexual-predator-by-school-after-hugging-and-kissing-classmates-10808010/

    Autistic boy, 5, branded 'sexual predator' by school after hugging and kissing classmates Nathan Puttnam's family say his school has reported the youngster to authorities for what teachers claimed was overstepping boundaries with classmates

  9. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUZGGFOV6FM?list=RDnnS9M03F-fA&w=480&h=360%5D

    Thank you.

    This woman’s voice is worth hearing.

    From the 1960’s to 2019 and 2020,… there’s a message to be heard. Relaxed and be soothed.

  10. Oh seriously you people…

    C'mon.

    Joan Baez – With God on Our Side (Live 1966)

  11. I find it so harsh,… but perhaps Judas was … too far invested into the zealots resistance towards Rome,… to see the spiritual aspect into which he was caught up into… but Paul the Apostle does say… that we are not to judge who will ascend or who shall descend … in other words… to judgment…we as humans do not have that capacity. We make mistakes. I have an 89 year old father who has blasphemed all his life…yet covered by his 93 year old christian wife,… he suffers from dementia brought on by cancer,,,

    Yet the affection between them was heart rendering…

    I was shocked by this feisty 89 year reduced to whimpering for his wife – not any nurse- to be by his side. Hard man as he always was,… absent father, I do not like him but do not hate him…its my duty to stand by him. I intend to present the gospel to him in subtle ways.

    And that , lends me to think of why people slaughter each other… for temporal gain…is it worth it? No. Just like Baez sings about…butchering each other for political gain?… madness.

    No matter who you perceive to be your enemy's told to you by your 'authority's'

    You are all the same people, you have family's, uncles, aunties, nephews , nieces, in laws , parents etc…and you've got a duty to them and your greater society.

    This is what Joan Baez was singing about.

    • greywarshark 13.1

      And don't forget Wild Katipo – reciprocity – they have a duty to show you loving concern too. People shouldn't have to sacrifice their all for their fellows' sake. Jesus did that for us, and it was an example of how not to behave to each other.

  12. Idiots?

    ”And the cavalry charged and the Indians fell, and the cavalry charged and the Indians died”…

    Traditional Lakota/Dakota Sundance Songs 3/6

    Give it a break, fools.

    Geez.

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