David L

David L

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    Just read this. Interesting take on the NHS and vaccine requirements and keeping things running. No idea from this distance just how accurate this is or not. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/17/compulsory-jabs-care-home-staff-england...
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    Yes. As we moved from guys walking up next to your house to pick up your bins and take them to ths street and back to residents putting it on the curb to automated trucks that could pick up standardized...
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    I gather you're purposely mis-representing what I've said several time so this may be my last reponse to you. Household trash and recycling in our 21st century town for most of the town is done from the cab of a...
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    Would a resort town on the Moon Would deodorant be allowed? And if not how many people would consider it a "resort"? I've read many accounts that the ISS has an interesting "odore" that you get to accept. Like it...
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    Very local comment here. Some of us have gotten to clean out the dog crap that when tossed into our container hit the side or a sharp object or whatever and made a mess WITH SMELL inside the bin. As...
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    And I have *no* idea whether to put the cardboard in with paper or plastic.... Single Stream is your friend. In general this is why most places switched to single stream. They wind up having to sort your choices at...
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    Along with melting plastics into tar for roads (an African technology I wish they'd bring here), this is one of the better uses for garbage that I've seen. This would seem to me to be a great way to create...
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    What bothers me are the little bags of dog poo hanging from tree branches and sitting on fenceposts beside paths. Why carefully bag up dog poo and then leave it like that? I started the biggest Nextdoor thread in my...
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    Japanese recycling varies a lot from place to place. There are a few small places with mad numbers of bins, but I suspect it's usually performative. Don't think any of it's economic other than aluminium and maybe batteries. Here's a...
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    I understand the recycling in Japan has a large rule book and a couple of dozen or more categories that should be separated. And neatly. Very neatly. AirB&B situations have caused issues where those ignorant of how to do it...
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    everyone has city/county-provided containers, one for plastic, glass, and metal, and one for paper, More and more, in the US, local governments are moving to single stream. Most people seem to be not very good at (don't give a damn?)...
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    garbage mountains have become an important source of raw materials. I don't know about other of the first world nations but in the US a huge volume of landfills is taken up by disposable diapers. With contents. Responsible people at...
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    I replaced all my incandescent bulb Country please? :)...
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    With stuff which is supposed to be OK for US mains the nominal overvoltage is no more than 5% (115V vs. 110V) and in practice I would guess it's often less than that or even under. While similar to UK,...
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    The LED lights sold in the UK must be crap compared to the ones in the US. I've not see the situation you describe. Now I HAVE removed some 10+ year old motion triggered outdoor LED floods that I installed...
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    but there's one supposedly "D" Senator who is wilfully foot-dragging & screwing the whole thing up .. um, err .."Manchin"?? Manchin is one of the last of the D's who didn't switch to R. US politics around D and R...
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    Individuals and organisations can and do benefit from empire though and they often have the ear of the pols who think it's a good idea to, for example, continue to maintain a imperial military base in Cuba when the...
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    The only thing that can really bring a thalassocracy down, really, is internal collapse, or exhaustion. The Minoans might quibble with that. What about volcanoes? There's also a good case to be made that Portugal's sea power mostly ended with...
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    "United States of America" referred at that time (1788) to 13 states located IN "America". Other bits were added later. The name was never changed. I assume (mind reading back 230+ years) they thought they were the only "united states"....
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    Oh, yeah. The name was picked in 1788 when the Constitution was ratified and never changed. Everything involved at the time was on the Atlantic coast of North America. Your comment reads as if you think the name as picked...
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    Germany/Deutschland When visiting relatives and friends in Germany they used "Germany" when speaking English and some version of Deutschland when speaking German. Not sure exactly what since I only speak English. When the conversations switched to German I listened more...
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    only a little bit of the Americas. Boy did you get that bit backwards. Or are you being sarcastic?...
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    I think he was talking about the two words strung together. NOT the actual German National Socialists. BTW the people I know who are avid Trumpers also claim that Hitler was a socialist because of the name of the party....
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    First edition cover: For a while now every time I see book cover art I tend to discount it with a side thought of "mermaid boobies". http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2013/06/in-the-pulp.html...
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    it is peoples response to Verhoeven's films that is most interesting. Whilst any response to art can be said to be valid, responses to facts is a different matter. It is blatantly obvious both Robocop and ST are satires, even...
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    Just to carry all the things he was throwing about couldn't be carried in such a thing. In my imagination....
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    The U.S. didn't become involved in Vietnam until after the French defeat and the partition of Indochina Actually once the French got in deep we (the US) funded their military there. If not all then a large chunk of it....
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    My memory of reading the book is 3 times about 10 years apart. Early teens, middle 20s, middle 30s. Each time I read it differently. In my 20s I was rooming with a Jesuit educated liberal. He had an interesting...
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    Look at the Greek ceremonial guards in the article below. Or just Google for Greek guard silly walk. There's a border gate between Pakistan and India. And the North Korean Army on parade. And a lot more....
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    And back in the 1980s, a million dollars was serious money. Isn't chicken feed even today unless you run in circles that live on the upper east side of NYC or similar in London....
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