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  1. Same here, unless it smells anything like CBD oil tastes - i.e. like licking last year's fermented grass trimmings off the bottom of the lawnmower 🙂
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    Predictions for the rematch (assuming it happens)? Repeat of last night or Joshua comes out with a new, better game plan like he did with Ruiz? Personally I think repeat of last night, unfortunately - it's hard to knock out someone you can't hit...
  3. I have a perfectly good TomTom which lives in a drawer in the garage because they stopped publishing maps for that particular model several years ago. To be fair they offered me a derisory discount on their current models as compensation.
  4. I remember physics class in the '70s, teacher asked does anyone have an air rifle? Yep? Bring it in and we'll do an experiment to demonstrate conservation of momentum. A former colleague told me one of his classmates went to apprentice as a gamekeeper (a decade or so earlier) and was invited back to the school to give a talk and bring all his kit with him - including his shotgun. Think either scenario might prompt a visit by a swat team these days.
  5. As I recall, Tramadol is a synthetic form of Codeine. My previous lab Mac had to have an eye removed at 9yo due to what was believed to be a tumour but turned out to be a completely detached retina. He was in obvious pain so the vet gave him Tramadol to tide him over the weekend before he went in for surgery on the Monday. I remember him rolling about the floor without a care in the world like a 3 month old puppy Good stuff in the short term but can be addictive like Codeine.
  6. Strangely enough my brother had this exact procedure done last week. NHS - had waited about a year then got a cancellation. Says all went well and the nurses and docs were first class. He's going to be off normal duties at work for about six weeks though as his job is somewhat physical.
  7. Don't presume our noble leaders up here are capable of setting aside political idealism in favour of coherent thought. Even the police chiefs came out and said don't do it - not an issue and will just create unnecessary work for us. But I remember some SNP numpty rambling on about how passing the law would give Scotland some of the the world's most "progressive" gun laws. So it had to be done - never mind it probably instantly criminalised numerous families with an old Relum lying forgotten at the back of a cupboard. As I recall the number of licenses issued and airguns surrendered was a small fraction of the number believed to be in circulation prior to licensing.
  8. Hmm interesting - the impression I got from him was he had researched it and found it was a common problem. The 2nd time around he got a replacement engine fitted at no cost because they couldn't demonstrate that the first replacement engine had been fitted with the revised timing belt kit, so you're probably right about that.
  9. That's assuming the snapping timing belt issue doesn't trash if first. Happened twice to my son's qashqai, the second time after they had allegedly fitted the new improved timing belt kit with the factory fix.
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    Saul Alvarez

    I see there's murmerings of a Brook/Eubanks matchup. That would be worth watching though I fear for Brook's chin now.
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    Saul Alvarez

    Kell Brook suffered a broken eye socket against GGG and the same thing happened in his next fight against Errol Spence Jr. He won his next few fights but was knocked out by what looked like an ordinary jab by Terence Crawford. Looking back at some of his earlier fights - i.e. Carson Jones, he shipped quite a lot of punishment so hardly surprising his punch resistance isn't up to par nowadays. Shame - I always enjoyed watching him.
  12. And in a rare moment of Democrat honesty: Calif. Gov. @GavinNewsom: “Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that [Trump] hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly." Newsom added: "The fact is, every time that I've called the president, he's quickly gotten on the line. When we asked to get the support for that [USNS] Mercy ship in Southern California, he was able to direct that in real-time. We've got 2,000 of these field medical sites that are up, almost all operational now in the state, because of his support. Those are the facts."
  13. Yeah I can recall some amazing spring weather here in Fife - invariably followed by a complete wash-out for the rest of the year...
  14. Sure. Your entire position appears to rest on an “appeal to authority” – i.e. x number of courts threw out the cases alleging fraud, therefore there is no valid evidence of fraud. This is a non-sequitur since the courts did not allow the evidence to be heard so logically could not have made a judgement regarding its validity. It also assumes complete impartiality on the part of the judges in these courts. However it stands to reason that the organisers of fraud on the alleged scale would take steps to ensure that any legal challenges were stonewalled at least until it is too late for them to impact the outcome of the election. This would be facilitated by the fact that these challenges would be coming before judiciaries in the very states where the constitutional authority of the state legislatures was usurped, sometimes by the courts themselves, to change election laws with the effect of creating the environment which facilitated the fraud in the first place. Therefore the likelihood of partiality in this situation is much too high to concede your appeal to authority (a generally recognised logical fallacy by the way) as far as I’m concerned. The actual validity of the evidence can only be established once each of the hundreds of citizen witnesses who signed affidavits under threat of perjury have been called before a truly impartial court or tribunal to give their evidence and be cross-examined. Not that I expect that to ever happen. ~~~ "All of us exhibit cognitive bias all the time, however critical thinking allows us to move beyond our conditioned biases and try to evaluate things in the round." As an advocate of critical thinking you hopefully won't mind sharing your answers to a few questions that have been bothering me about the election and its aftermath. 1. In a free and fair election the number of votes accredited to a candidate can only increase as the votes are counted. The CNN clip below shows Trumps total in the Pennsylvania race decreasing from 1,690,589 to 1,670,631 with a corresponding increase in Biden’s total resulting in a ~40,000 vote swing to Joe Biden. https://streamable.com/31zhlj How did this happen? 2. Impeachment proceedings were brought against Donald Trump predicated on the testimony of a single unnamed Whitehouse staffer who claimed to have heard Trump make certain comments during a telephone conversation. Is a higher standard of evidence required to gain a hearing in a lower court than is required to bring an impeachment against a sitting POTUS? 3. Barak Obama was probably the most charismatic presidential candidate of recent times. A naturally gifted orator and as the first black candidate with a genuine shot at taking the White House captured the imagination of the black voter base (and the woke crowd for good measure). Yet Biden, a thoroughly corrupt, racist, sex-pest career politician who is so befuddled by senility that he can barely follow a Teleprompter to string a coherent sentence together was accredited in the 2020 election with up to 15 million more votes than Obama received when he won re-election in 2012. What did Biden do, say or offer during his campaign to inspire 15 million voters who stayed home for Obama to turn out for him? 4. What demographic could those 15 million additional votes have come from? It would be convenient to say that he took them from Trump because the incumbent was such a terrible president that his voter base switched en-mass to Biden. However Trump also increased his vote count by 10 million votes. He also increased his share of the black/hispanic vote in this election so it seems unlikely Biden found 15M votes there. What does that leave us with – the deplorables? 5. Biden allegedly received more votes than any presidential candidate in history, yet the average attendance at his campaign rallies was 0.14% of Trump’s. Why was the alleged enthusiasm for Biden at the ballot box not reflected in the attendance at his rallies? https://thespectator.info/2020/10/22/rally-tally-update-former-vp-biden-is-so-far-behind-president-trump-in-attendance-and-enthusiasm-even-crooked-hillary-far-outpaced-him/ 6. The the number of registered voters in each State is a matter of record. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/number-of-registered-voters-by-state I tallied the second column in the above page to get a figure for the whole of the USA for 2020 of 213,799,467 We are told that the voter turn out was the highest in 120 years at 66.9% https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/what-voter-turnout-2020-election-22974125 This puts the total turn out at 213,799,467x66.9% = 143,031,843 Biden received 81,281,502 votes Trump received 74,222,593 votes Total: 155,504,095 How do we reconcile the fact that Trump and Biden between them accrued 12,472,252 more votes than the official figure for eligible voters who turned out to vote?
  15. That's a bit harsh labeling CNN a "partisan online media" just because they inadvertently published data that demolishes your narrative. I guess that's one way of dealing with your cognitive dissonance. "An uninformed reader might say that the courts have examined the evidence and have rejected the evidence of electoral fraud as insubstantial. And, indeed, the reader would have to be uninformed or misled by the lies of the presstitute media. The fact is this: No court has examined the evidence. No state court and not the US Supreme Court. The reason that the courts have not accepted the cases is that they do not want to have to examine the evidence, because the evidence clearly establishes that the election was stolen and that the theft was carefully planned in advance. The state courts in the swing states where the election was stolen are protecting the Democrats. The US Supreme Court refused to accept the case on the grounds that Texas did not have standing to bring a case. Clearly, there has been no judicial ruling on the evidence that the election was legitimate. The US Supreme Court will protect the Establishment and the Establishment’s reputation before it will protect electoral integrity. The evidence has been refused examination by the state and federal judiciary. So much for “American democracy.” So much for the “American Rule of Law.” No such rule exists. Law exists only for the purposes of the ruling Establishment. Power, not law, rules in America. The US Supreme Court is an Establishment institution. It makes controversial rulings only when it has the media on its side." https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/12/14/free-inquiry-r-i-p/ Yes another "partisan online media" Perhaps you'd like to direct us to some media outlets that are guaranteed free of partisanship in either direction?
  16. Somehow I think if Trump had won the election and vote-switching from Biden to Trump had been caught live on air there would be a Judge somewhere agreeing to take on the case rather than hiding behind "standing". https://www.sgtreport.com/2020/11/five-videos-five-states-where-votes-were-switched-live-on-tv-away-from-president-trump-to-biden-updated/
  17. Looks like a good application for a few of these new fangled trail cameras...
  18. You might find this an interesting read: https://dogtorj.com/main-course/epilepsy-and-diet/idiopathic-epilepsy/
  19. Mine has a sound like a very gentle growl when he is anticipating something good - maybe a walk but mostly food - he is a lab after all... :-)
  20. Wonder what will happen to them when they ban single-use cups...
  21. Or his description of a deadly Australian spider that likes to hide under toilet seats. "If it bites you, you've got less than four minutes to work out how to apply the tourniquet!"
  22. Ha Ha, The old Aussie guy on the right is Tommy Emmanuel, reckoned by many to be the greatest living acoustic guitarist. If you like Ukelele check out Brittni Paiva:
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    And if Boris stood up on the 14th of October and said "well actually I don't know if it would be lawful under Article 50 to request a further extension and will not do so until the issue is clarified by the courts". Could make for an interesting second half to October :-).
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    And what if requesting a further extension turns out to be a breach of the terms of Article 50 and therefore unlawful? https://lawyersforbritain.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Article-50-TEU-Part-I-and-Part-II-23.5.19-by-Stanley-Brodie-QC.pdf Hmm, bit of a conundrum. Given the importance if this issue the question needs to be put through both the UK and EU courts before an extension is requested so we can be REALLY sure the rule of law is being properly upheld, as all the remoaners seem so keen on all of a sudden. Of course time's a bit short now...
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