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    Alien Big Cats ('ABCs')

    Contin, Highlands, Scotland. 13/03/09 I was chatting to a workmate at lunchtime today when he got a call from his wife. She had been driving along the Achilty Loch road just north of Contin when a black cat the size of a labrador crossed the road ahead of her. When she reached the...
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    South America -Wheels?

    We seem to have established that the ancient South Americans did not develop/use the wheel other than as a novelty item in childrens toys, which is pretty much as I'd heard it. So why all the ramped pyramids? I don't think these buildings were used as places that herds of beasts were driven...
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    10 top wild places on your doorstep - in the UK

    Kondoru . Do you mean the little isle between Applecross and Skye? I've been there and didn't realise it wasn't on the map...or all that wild.
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    South America -Wheels?

    I've heard that at the time of the first contact with South American civilisations that they had accomplished great civilisations without ever having invented the wheel. Is this a fact of just some myth that I've picked up somewhere? I was just watching a feature on Peruvian pyramids and...
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    The Nanny State: Ideological Policing & Internet Censorship

    "Was NuLabours Knee jerking too high to prevent rational thought?" Knee jerking is on the list of banned images I'm afraid.
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    Gays Can't Whistle?

    I'm pretty sure gay men can whistle, it just depend which way the wind hits them. :wink:
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    ID Cards

    Not forgetting that they want to charge us a hefty sum for the privilege.
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    Misperceptions

    Sorry Rynner, but I simply can't concieve of living in an area for 18 months and not knowing my way to the pub, and never having asked anyone where "that" road went, even if it was an odd route. Obviously we live in very different countries.
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    The Lewis Chessmen

    They very well may be Viking artifacts. Vikings were settled on Lewis at the time. Many are still there (shock horror).
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    Misperceptions

    In English it means exactly what it reads. Can you explain what you find difficult about that sentence? Don't worry I will type my explanation slowly and in CAPITALS if required. You got a bit lost, and seem to have enjoyed it. No worries there. You may find this happening more, and my...
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    Tiger Escapes At San Francisco Zoo

    "Run free wild beast, run freAAAaaargh......"
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    Global Warming & Climate Change

    Yes it could, and probably will. King Canutes of the World rise up...Get your deckchairs here...roll up, roll up.
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    Misperceptions

    Ah, or perhaps the real point of the story was it was a misperception that technology or an inbuilt compass (and a map) could overcome the need to ask a local? Only having a dram and getting involved, it is almost Ne'er after all :wink:
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    How possible is "Blade Runner"?

    Too lazy to read a 5 page thread on this subject, but I will never live in a "Bladerunner" city as I thought most folks already do, whilst I'm happy in the wild countryside... ..but do I dream of electric sheep?
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    Global Warming & Climate Change

    If glaciers didn't shrink from time to time I wouldn't be living where I do. Would you?
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    The `real` issues

    The continued overpolulation of Earth by mankind and a complete lack of will to address the problem? Address this problem and you solve all the others...well most of them.
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    Misperceptions

    Google Earth, whatever happened to just looking at a map? Or even better Rynner, since you lived in the area for 18 months...just asking a local "where does that road go to?".
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    Tiger Escapes At San Francisco Zoo

    Any word on how it escaped? From the reports I've seen the zoo was nearly empty, early dark and the victim was beside the cage. My cynical first thought is the victim may have had a hand in the tigers release.
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    The Lewis Chessmen

    Oops, always remember to original post to the end before replying. Repatriation to Scandanavia? On what grounds?
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    The Lewis Chessmen

    King Alex never actually made any such demand, he simply lent his support to an Gaelic communities group who are trying to fight for the restoration of their culture on many fronts. Stu I suspect that you are a reader of the Northbritainsman newspaper, formerly a decent broadsheet, now just...
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    Repatriation Of Relics & Antiquities: Should They Be Returned?

    Museums smack a little of Empire to me. When we stuffed them full of spoils of war and conquer I'm sure we had the best interests of the natives at heart, but times move on. There's no info that we can't gain from t'internet, and if we simply MUST see things, then lets visit the place they...
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    The World's Weirdest/Stupidest Conspiracy Theories?

    Ah, perhaps the Old Firm deserve a whole conspiracy thread of their very own! :twisted: I did laugh at one posters signature on a comments board - "Celtic, never fairly beaten since 1888"
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    The World's Weirdest/Stupidest Conspiracy Theories?

    There seems to be a lot of Glasgow Celtic fans who think that every point dropped or bad result is the result of a Scotland wide anti-Celtic and catholicism conspiracy. Oddly the fact that Celtic are a very successful team domestically doesn't seem to shake these beliefs.
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    Island man

    I was lucky enough to visit all on the inhabited Shetland isles a few years ago and was struck by how different they all are from one another. My favourite was Papa Stour, but not sure if I could live there though. I'm slowly but surely working my way around the Orkney isles too. Hoy is...
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    Shopkeeper who sold 'obscene' Jesus T-shirt escapes trial

    Re: Shopkeeper who sold 'obscene' Jesus T-shirt escapes tria Presumably it's the same logic that drives some believers to partake in violence to defend their omnipotent God.
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    Shopkeeper who sold 'obscene' Jesus T-shirt escapes trial

    In the end practically everything is offensive to someone, and yes some actively seek to be offended... and yes 10 police is an awful lot... and yes Cradle of Fillth's music is rubbish.
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    Shopkeeper who sold 'obscene' Jesus T-shirt escapes trial

    Messed up the quote window then... :roll:
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    Shopkeeper who sold 'obscene' Jesus T-shirt escapes trial

    Re: Shopkeeper who sold 'obscene' Jesus T-shirt escapes tria [/quote="stuneville] OK - the immediate response is to say would the self-same people wear a t-shirt proclaiming "Mohammed is a ****" in downtown Jeddah? Or even the original slogan in Mobile, Alabama, on Sunday morning? No, is the...
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    The great global warming swindle

    Well I am well impressed that someone has challenged Nobel Peace Prize winner Mr Gore's docurama in a British court, and it has been found wanting. It has been ruled that Al Gore's docurama An Inconvienient Truth is not fit to be used as a classroom aid unless the other side of the theory is...
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    The great global warming swindle

    oh my goodness you got me there!! What is the point of having a debate when people just disregard the facts? The temperature may well rise in the future, indeed it may well fall, at the moment despite continued soaring CO2 emmissions it has not risen for years. In the face of the logic of...
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    The great global warming swindle

    Well your quoted Dr Lockwood seems to see a FACTual link until the 80's, and then he trys to rubbish over 100 years worth of data based on the last 20 years... the last 10 years of which just don't fit his conclusions. To quote the good Dr..."You can't just ignore bits of data that you don't...
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    The great global warming swindle

    The planets temperature has indeed remained high for the last 10 years, however CO2 emmissions have risen faster than ever. If emmissions are responsible for rising temperatures why have they not soared in the last decade? The Sun's output has dipped, and temperatures have stabilised. Perhaps...
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    The great global warming swindle

    Nobody is argueing whether or not the planet is warmer now than it was a century ago. With regard to studying short periods - the rise is consistent with the overall trend in a century of records of Sun activity. Also, the fact that CO2 emmissions have continued to rise for the last decade...
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    The great global warming swindle

    Figures can be interpreted in many ways, my point is that Dr Lockwood seems to be just as guilty of interpreting them in such a way to back up his case as anyone else. One interpretation could very easily be; There has been no Global temperature rise in the last 10 years, this could...
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    The great global warming swindle

    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/climon/data/themi/g17.htm The ASCII file option above the graph will give you access to the data that the graph is drawn on, and then have a look at the last 10 years. No temperature rise in the last decade, and you could argue an actual fall since 1998, but as...
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    The great global warming swindle

    I just had a quick look but couldn't find that article. I had a look at the last ten year Global & Hemispheric Temperatures for myself though and the temperature peaked in 1998, fell in 1999 and 2000, then rose a bit again in 2001 and has been level until 2007. Certainly the temperature...
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    The great global warming swindle

    I read in the Scotsman last week that the Earth temperature has actually fallen in the last 10 years. This prompted many people to post comments that although the recent trend was downward the overall long term trend was very much upward. (I can't remember the article, but it was definitely in...
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    The great global warming swindle

    Of course you do realise you may have just tipped the balance with that last comment?
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    The great global warming swindle

    I predict tomorrow we will have some weather. The day after that too probably. Woohoo, look now I'm an expert!
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    The great global warming swindle

    Erm, so if I don't agree with you then I'm not being intellectual? I see. So glad for you that you have access to such an intellectual source or reference as an archaeologist poker bud. "Probably" due to climate change? Well if it was due to climate change then are you saying that this was...
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    The great global warming swindle

    Wake up from what exactly? Climate change IS the norm. At what point in history has the climate been static?
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    The great global warming swindle

    one day, when I can be bothrereded I will try to tidy up my "quotes" thang. One day. :o
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    The great global warming swindle

    Yup seems normal around here.
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    The great global warming swindle

    Conclusively rubbished? Really? So are you saying that the correlation between Global warming and Sun spot activity as presented on the programme doesn't exist then? Or is it just as you think the maker of the programme is not your cup of tea then anything he presented can be dismissed out...
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    The great global warming swindle

    I don't particularly agree with the gentleman in question's career moves. However only an unintelligent person would shoot the messenger. As for "the type of thing a complete tosser and a moron" might do comment I stand by it. If you resort to sweeping generalisations and name calling...
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    The great global warming swindle

    I don't think that climate change is something that one can "believe" in or not. There has never been a time when the Earth's climate wasn't changing. The question is whether or not one believes that the current changes are entirely natural, entirely man-made or a combination of both. If...
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    Things That Make You Go... WTF?

    Rynner- thats terrible! How many times have you visited that place? In these strange days it seems the our Police force can give you an ASBO for driving without due care and attention, as it used to be known. We will all have ASBOs soon..mine will be for being in possesion of incorrect...
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    The Transdimensional Gas Station

    In these days of planet google, can you give us the reference of the road? Can you show us that tree lined nordic highway?
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