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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Nov 6th 2018, 10:49 am
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Forgot to close the ensuite door when the hooligans kittens were in my bedroom. Walked in to find the entire loo roll all over the floor in a thousand pieces. Off to be desexed tomorrow, that'll teach 'em!
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Old Nov 6th 2018, 11:03 am
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I have a dog which I took home from a shelter. (He choose me btw).

He was 5 at that time and was very badly treated by his previous owner (hunter). Poor thing, was flat on the floor most of the time very scared of everything.
One evening I went out and when I came back, only after 1,5 hours I discovered he had EATEN half a toilet roll ....
He had the habbit of eating whatever he could find.

Luckily now he's over all that (2 years later) and walks around very proud with bright eyes
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Old Nov 6th 2018, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Forgot to close the ensuite door when the hooligans kittens were in my bedroom. Walked in to find the entire loo roll all over the floor in a thousand pieces. Off to be desexed tomorrow, that'll teach 'em!
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Old Nov 7th 2018, 1:23 am
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Forgot to close the ensuite door when the hooligans kittens were in my bedroom. Walked in to find the entire loo roll all over the floor in a thousand pieces. Off to be desexed tomorrow, that'll teach 'em!
A bit drastic as revenge?
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Old Nov 7th 2018, 3:04 am
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A bit drastic as revenge?
Otoh they may have heard me booking the event and this was their revenge.
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Old Nov 7th 2018, 8:52 pm
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No more goddamn campaign ads during the news this morning. Back to the good old ambulance chasers and furniture stores. It's the little things.
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Old Nov 8th 2018, 7:45 am
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First visit to an M&S shop for two years, spent a lot of time, and some money, in the food hall, not a lot of the things I loved no stocked now, and some rather nice new ones, stocked up now for a while.
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 2:29 am
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A pair of paradise ducks landed on next door's grass and started beaking about. :-)
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A judge has stopped the Keystone pipeline again. Who knows for how long, but here's what it looks like when it leaks.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...of-us-oil-leak
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 2:17 pm
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A judge has stopped the Keystone pipeline again. Who knows for how long, but here's what it looks like when it leaks.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...of-us-oil-leak
In the words of Ricky LaFleur - that's ****ed. Wouldn't it make more sense to refine the oil at the source, and then transport the various petroleum products intermodally to where they are needed? Or is that equally stupid - I mean, for the time being we do need petrol and plastics etc, so we need to make the best of it.

Anyone else miss emancipated dullard and his ramblings about peak oil right about now, or am I just being overly nostalgic again?
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In the words of Ricky LaFleur - that's ****ed. Wouldn't it make more sense to refine the oil at the source, and then transport the various petroleum products intermodally to where they are needed? Or is that equally stupid - I mean, for the time being we do need petrol and plastics etc, so we need to make the best of it.

Anyone else miss emancipated dullard and his ramblings about peak oil right about now, or am I just being overly nostalgic again?

I don't know. Our dependence on fossil fuel products has us all ****ed. I can only suppose that someone's economic interests dictate that we don't stop doing it this way.

They leak all the time, not just this one.

I remember the dullard. I wonder what happened to him?
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 2:53 pm
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I don't know. Our dependence on fossil fuel products has us all ****ed. I can only suppose that someone's economic interests dictate that we don't stop doing it this way.
We need to look at nuclear power in the short-medium term until we fully convert over to renewables or someone can perfect cold fusion for power generation. Electric car technology is getting better all the time too and biofuels are a good stop gap. I think I heard somewhere that hydrogen isn't as efficient yet as we would need it to be though as far as powering vehicles goes.

It all boils down to money in the end though, and we know how that goes.

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
They leak all the time, not just this one.
You'd think we'd be a little better at making pipes by now, wouldn't you? Ships and tankers are no better, of course.

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I remember the dullard. I wonder what happened to him?
Beats me. He kind of disappeared, rather like the oil will one day
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
A judge has stopped the Keystone pipeline again. Who knows for how long, but here's what it looks like when it leaks.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...of-us-oil-leak
I generally don't talk shop on here (I work for an environmental charity - no, not that one, though I used to) but I'll just say that news made me smile too, LIW.
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
A judge has stopped the Keystone pipeline again. Who knows for how long, but here's what it looks like when it leaks.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...of-us-oil-leak
I guess the oil will have to be kept moving by train tanker - obviously no problems with that.
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 8:25 pm
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I guess the oil will have to be kept moving by train tanker - obviously no problems with that.

Hence the problem of our fossil fuel dependency. It's hugely destructive in all sorts of ways with no good solution other than "stop".
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