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Your British counterpart here, checking in - :salute:

What happens is that, as you'll know, untrained people who push it a bit with the survival activities don't know it's all going wrong until it's too late. They don't know when to turn back or ask for help.

Trained people can spot the pearshapedness right away and start a new plan.

I'm really good at this. Not specific wilderness survival procedures, but just knowing when I'm beaten. :wink2:
It's better to abandon an expedition and be sure of getting home safely than to soldier on and make things worse.

Had this a couple of years ago with a cycling trip up a Welsh mountain. Made the schoolgirl error of letting Techy assess the weather situation and talk me out of taking waterproofs. In Wales. :rolleyes:
Techy obviously has the gift of the gab. You'll ave to watch im yer will.
 

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The lawyers say the Rust set could have been "sabotaged" by someone with a grudge:
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Nice muddying of the waters, there, lawyers, and nice blaming the crew protest which was about set safety in the first place. Didn't take long for the conspiracy theories to take off, but that's the 2020s for you.
 

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The lawyers say the Rust set could have been "sabotaged" by someone with a grudge:
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Nice muddying of the waters, there, lawyers, and nice blaming the crew protest which was about set safety in the first place. Didn't take long for the conspiracy theories to take off, but that's the 2020s for you.
Certainly sounds like a job for Jessica Fletcher...
 

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Diplomat found dead outside Berlin embassy was Russian secret agent - Der Spiegel​

BERLIN (Reuters) -German security services believe that a man found dead in a street outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin last month was an undercover agent of Russia's FSB intelligence service, Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

The body of the 35-year-old man was found early on Oct. 19 by Berlin police officers guarding the building, the magazine said. Quoting security sources, it said the man had fallen from an upper floor at the embassy.

The officers called an ambulance, but medics were unable to resuscitate him, it added.

The embassy confirmed in a statement to Interfax news agency that a Russian diplomat had died but said it was "not commenting on this tragic event for ethical reasons".

Berlin police declined to comment and directed all questions to public prosecutors, who said they could neither confirm nor deny the Der Spiegel report. The discovery of a body outside the Russian diplomatic mission had not previously been reported.

Security sources told the magazine it was unclear how the diplomat had fallen and what had caused his death. The Russian Embassy had not agreed to an autopsy, Der Spiegel said.

"All formalities linked to repatriating the body of the diplomat were promptly settled with the responsible law enforcement and medical authorities of Germany in accordance with the practices in place," the embassy said in its statement to Interfax.

The man, who has not been named, was officially listed as a second secretary at the embassy, the magazine said. He was also a relative of a Russia-based senior officer of the FSB's second directorate, which deals with anti-terrorism.

The embassy did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the Spiegel report.

A German Foreign Ministry spokesman told a regular news briefing on Friday that the German government was aware of the death of a Russian diplomat in Berlin but could not give any details.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2404473-lich...ische-ambassade-berlijn-mogelijk-geheim-agent

The Russian would have fallen from a floor of the embassy on the sidewalk in the early morning of October 19. German agents found him there. How the man fell and whether there was an accident is not known. The Russian authorities have not had an autopsy performed, writes Der Spiegel.

The German Public Prosecutor's Office also cannot investigate the man's cause of death, because embassy staff have diplomatic immunity. The body of the deceased man would have been transferred to Russia.

The Russian embassy speaks after questions from Der Spiegel of a "tragic accident", but for "ethical reasons" does not want to say anything else about it. The German police could not be reached for comment for the magazine.
 

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Haven't we covered the 'Russian diplomat' deaths before? I'm talking about the ones that seem to usually 'fall' from a great height, not at all suspiciously.
 

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Glen M. de Vires along with friend Thomas Fischer died in a single engine Cessna 172 Thursday taking off near New York City.

Glen rode with William Shatner to space on the Blue Origins rocket.

Glen was a instrument rated pilot with many hours.
 

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de Vires' death seems more ironic than strange, coming after his space jaunt, but rich men do like their dangerous toys.
 

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Scorpions in Egypt have stung three people to death in the southern city of Aswan after heavy storms brought them into the streets and homes.

Some 450 more people were injured by scorpion stings, a health ministry official said.

Egypt: Scorpions kill three and injure hundreds in Aswan https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-59274686
 

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An interesting and factual presentation on the potential dangers of blank ammo:


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A few years ago in Germany owners were demonstrating their one sixth scale radio controlled tanks behind a roped off arena, with the public standing behind the ropes. One tank had a factory built very substantial and beautifully machined blank firing mechanism installed with 10 shells. As the owner was demonstrating the mechanism, it exploded throwing the turret which weighs about 20 kilos some metres from the body of the tank. Fortunately spectators including kids who were sitting at the front escaped injury. I took all the blank firers out of mine after that. There's a You Tube somewhere of the incident.
 

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Deaths reported in London in 1632.

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I'm always interested in the smaller numbers in these things. That's where the pearls are.
1 person dead from each of these;
'Affrighted' (scared to death?)
'Bit with a mad dog' (Rabies or just nasty biting?)
'Canker' (? Dunno - cancer maybe?)
'Piles' (Jeez they must have been the worst bum-grapes ever)
'Sciatica' (I never knew that could kill you, unless it stopped you moving out the way of a rapidly approaching loose horse)
'Vomiting' (Yep that'll do for you if it doesn't stop)

And then there is the 2 people who died of 'Lethargie'....they literally couldn't be bothered to live.
And 3 people who died of 'Bleeding'. Well, that would definitely dead you if you didn't manage to stop it.
 

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What is 'cut of the stone'? Anyone?
 

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What is 'cut of the stone'? Anyone?

Lithotomy, for bladder stones. Samuel Pepys underwent one:

"The surgeon got to work. First he inserted a thin silver instrument, the itinerarium, through the penis into the bladder to help position the stone. Then he made the incision, about three inches long and a finger's breadth from the line running between scrotum and anus, and into the neck of the bladder, or just below it. The patient's face was sponged as the incision was made. The stone was sought, found and grasped with pincers; the more speedily it could be got out the better. Once out, the wound was not stitched--it was thought best to let it drain and cicatrize itself--but simply washed and covered with a dressing, or even kept open at first with a small roll of soft cloth known as a tent, dipped in egg white. A plaster of egg yolk, rose vinegar and anointing oils was then applied."

https://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/346/

Probably not as much fun as it sounds…

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