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FULL MARKS to BOOTS, the U.K's largest pharmaceutical and cosmetics chain who have adopted a policy of paper only packaging bags.

We need more responsible retailers such as Boots while we wait for the unlikely emergence of politicians of integrity and substance.

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If we need an illustration of how the public have been reared to become filthy litter louts who don't care anything for the environment in which they live and share with earth's other species take a look at the high volumes of disposed rubbish strewn everywhere after a public event.

Modern generations have been bred by pigs to be thoughtless pigs and not to consider the quality of their own habitat never mind the natural world.

THIS IS WHY GOVERNMENTS MUST ACT DECISIVELY TO BAN ALL BUT THE ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL USE OF PLASTIC.

YES, AS THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE AS HAPPY AS PIGS IN SHIT WALLOWING IN THEIR SELF-GENERATED FILTH, GOVERNMENTS WILL BE RELUCTANT TO EXTRACT THEM FROM THE SEWERS BUT ACTION AND LEADERSHIP IS REQUIRED URGENTLY BY THOSE WITH THE POLITICAL COURAGE.

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As individuals we can help a little by trying to avoid buying foodstuffs and products that are packed in plastic materials.

''We could help by being more discerning in our buying habits '' but WE DON'T and probably NEVER WILL.

This is why it is essential that governments step in with a BIG STICK instead of a measly carrot and rough-up manufacturers and farm produce providers and MAKE THEM *toe-the-environment-friendly-line.

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I was reading your article and wondered if you had considered creating an ebook on this subject. Your writing would sell it fast. You have a lot of writing talent.

https://goodbooks.uk/

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If so called Gods cannot protect the places in which their followers worship them then I feel that such Gods only exist in the over vivid imaginations of those who seek divine intervention to compensate for their own woeful inadequacies.

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It seems that those nation's with the greatest belief in the mumbo-jumbo of religion are the most underdeveloped/backward ones.

Countries that look to science to solve their problems and advance the standard of living of their citizens are the ones providing solutions to global illnesses and food shortages.

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I can't see why you assume students must sacrifice some of their health to study.

How can studying adversely affect one's health?

Many young people who go to work have their physical and mental health detrimentally affected by the nature of their occupations but recognise that they need to earn money and therefore plough on regardless.

Those serving in the armed forces are broken down psychologically by their seniors then rebuilt in the form which is considered to be most compatible with their military function.

Steel fixers, brick-layers, truck drivers, police officers and many other trades and professions all have their own specific negative health issues.

Students don't have a monopoly on suffering stress or anxiety to achieve their goals.

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Your calls to tolerate Islam are what have led to Islam exerting its influence to repress tolerance itself. Why would you be intolerant in the name of tolerance? If you are to be intolerant either way, why fall in favour of Islam in your intolerance? Especially in response to barbarism such as beheadings in response to blasphemy, or the Bataclan theatre in France.

The MSM represents 90% of the market and that is where the fault mostly lies.

The people themselves for laying prostrate on the alter of wokeness and political correctness. They want to do that here in the States, too. Never!

Ahoghill(335) Clarified
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Well, firstly I must say that I hope you will have seen my many posts in support of the Jewish people and their admirable character traits.

I GENUINELY cannot understand why antisemitism exists and have asked on a number of occasions and on different forums why this should be the case.

To date I have never received one answer.

I would be certain that if you asked most anti-Jewish people why they dislike Jews they wouldn't have the first notion.

In my opinion prejudice is mostly a taught condition.

No one is born with a congenital dislike of any particular race or religion.

Such detrimental preconceptions are the result of one or a number of reasons which include;- parental/family influence, one or more bad experience(s) or an accumulation of lifetime observations.

When racism or racial prejudice raises its ugly head there will inevitably be those who will suffer from discrimination and, on occasions, physical violence.

THAT'S RICH COMING FROM YOU DO I HEAR YOU SAY?

Well, most, if not all my apparent anti-black racial comments are normally immediately after black riots, anti-white comments by prominent black politicians, destruction of public and private property by blacks, looting of businesses by blacks and perusing the violent crime figures of numerous countries where, unlike America, blacks are not the descendants of slaves.

Also, one does become irked at the constant bellowing of me, me, me me, oh, us poor blacks and how any injustice suffered by blacks is always perceived and reported to be enormously worse than the same offense committed against whites.

In your case you seem to have been the victim of unjustified discriminatory bigoty and feel that you could change the world, which by the way, definitely needs changing.

That's good, but your apparent seething hatred for Donald Trump is totally irrational and detracts from your otherwise seemingly stable mental health.

We've all, to a greater or lesser extent suffered prejudice and discrimination (believe me, I certainly have) and should take a leaf out of the Jewish Book, get over it, roll up our sleeves and get stuck-in.

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Most people recognise the necessity for a government or management structure

Hello A:

Oh, I recognize the NEED for management.. I just don't LIKE the way it's BEING managed.. If I ran the Navy, I'da made it MUCH different.. If I ran government, I'd make it MUCH different.

Lemme elaborate.. I've related stories on these pages about how my black shipmates were treated differently.. Now, here's the story of Cletus B. Logsdon, Chief Petty Officer, OI Division..

I was the only Jew in the division. As you can imagine, I was VERY good at my job. Nonetheless, for the first 6 months I was aboard, I got called for EVERY shit detail there was.. I didn't know why. Then when the other sailors who came on board with me, got promoted and I didn't, I began to suspect something was amiss. I was 17, and had only a few scrapes with antisemitism.. But, I could NOT believe the US Navy would tolerate it.. But, they did.. Oh, DID they.

One night a bunch of us were getting ready for an inspection.. In pops Chief Logsdon.. He was just drunk enough to start telling me how he really felt about Jews.. Then he hands me money and ORDERS me to go AWOL.. Instead of reporting him, I followed his orders. Naval career, OVER! Did I mention that I was 17?

Fortunately, that has changed. But, it never shoulda been that way in the first place. If I managed the Navy, Jewish sailors would be WELCOMED.

excon

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A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is an animal or plant whose genes have been edited to favour certain physical characteristics,

Hello J:

You've just described evolution. Truth is, WE'RE all genetically modified organisms.. In fact, there's no material difference between nature doing the modifying, or science. The ONLY difference is, WHO controls the science.. If it's available to EVERYBODY, then it's good.. If it's available only to the rich, then it ain't good at all.

excon

PS> I think you were referring to modifying beans and corn, but our genes aren't any different.

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Most people recognise the necessity for a government or management structure to organize the efficient running and prioritizing of the complexities of the societies in which they live and work.

Every aspect of a country or corporation needs meticulous forward planning while maximizing the proficiency/productivity of the day-to-today activities.

It's not necessary to LOVE your government or board of directors but it is vital that you appreciate and fully accept their indispensability.

Someone said;- '' In a democratic society the people get the government they DESERVE''.

WE HAVE THE GREATEST SHAMBOLIC COLLECTION OF SHITHEADS EVER TO HAVE HAD THE INSOLENCE TO CALL THEMSELVES A GOVERNMENT.

What does that tell you about THE PEOPLE?

MAN MAN OH MAN.

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Well, I cannot argue against what is, in my opinion, the next advancement in agricultural technology.

As a result of global climate changes certain existing farming methods and the genetic make up of crops we are experiencing ever diminishing harvests of essential foodstuffs.

G.M.O,s will help to off-set the food shortages caused by climate change generated crop failures and can evolve to meet the challenges of future extreme weather.

Ahoghill(335) Clarified
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Good post with a very accurate appraisal of the futility of war.

Of course when it comes to megalomaniacs like Putin, Jong-un and Xi they'd have their respective populations eating grass in order to pay for a war and the advancement of their left-wing/communist ideologies.

The above communist dictators don't have to wait for or seek nationwide approval to go to war. Like Japan did in 1941, dictatorships simply launch undeclared war against their perceived enemies.

We're so engaged knocking seven-bells out of each other our enemies could probably go to the Southern Border and march in with their military equipment with the assistance of BIDEN'S fettered Homeland Security.

Job done.

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GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are becoming a part of our world. I think there are many reasons why this is a good thing, and I’m going to give you 3 of them. Then I’ll explain why there are no concerns relating to GMOs that have any scientific basis for them. Let’s begin.

First of all, the world population is growing at a faster rate than ever: there will be almost 10 billion humans on this Earth by 2050. According to many estimates, including those from BBC and the United Nations, our world cannot support that many people with current technologies. It is simply not possible. But GMOs can help.The Word Resources Organisation notes that GMOs will be an essential tool in sustaining 10 billion people. And they do this by modifying animals or plants to be more nutritious and less likely to fail. Therefore, the same amount of land can be used to grow more food, and therefore that same amount of land can feed more people.

This leads nicely into my next point, which is the benefit to farmers. Last year, over 17 billion dollars was lost from failed crops. This can be reduced with the use of GMOS. For example, a gene from a fish which allows it to survive in very cold temperatures has been implanted into a tomato. Its antifreeze properties mean the crops do not fail in cold temperatures. It also means that the plant can now be grown in areas which were previously thought to just be too cold. This is just the tip of the iceberg - there are so many use cases just like this one, which will deliver huge benefits to farmers.

Finally, let’s turn to the benefit to the environment. GMOs reduce the need for harmful pesticides, because the effects of the pesticides can effectively be built into the plants themselves. Over the last 20 years, GMOs have reduced pesticide applications by 8.2% and helped increase crop yields by 22%. But wait, there’s more. Genetically modified plants can be designed to decompose into the ground after a certain time period, reducing the need for tilling and ploughing, which saves fuel costs. In 2016 alone, GMOs reduced the amount of fuel used equivalent to taking 16 million cars off the road for an entire year.

Now, to the problems. Or rather, not to the problems… because there are none.

The main concerns that people have with GMOs are these.

-Creating foods that can cause an allergic reaction or that are toxic

-Unexpected or harmful genetic changes

-Genes moving from one GM plant or animal to another plant or animal that is not genetically engineered

-Foods that are less nutritious

These concerns have proven to be unfounded. None of the GE foods used today have caused any of these problems. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assesses all GE foods to make sure they are safe before allowing them to be sold.

I hope I have convinced you that GMOs cause huge benefits, while causing no real problems. Thank you.

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Unbiased media has never really existed in the US: even if there is a centrist publication, it would be biased towards the centre over any other political affiliation.

News sites like CNN, New York Times and MSNBC are left-wing biased, while other news sites like Fox News, Breitbart and NewsMax are right-wing biased. These are two political affiliations pulling in opposite directions, so the average person is confused and not sure which way to lean. Anyway, when I say that news sites are "left-wing biased" or "right-wing biased" I am not saying they necessarily distort the facts, although some do. There are many other ways to influence left vs right bias in a news outlet, such as story selection (choosing news stories which favour a certain political agenda).

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Well, I think that if students are sacrificing their health, they are actually not helping their studies at all. They are harming their studies. Because, if they are unhealthy, they will not have good mental wellbeing, and so they will work less efficiently. On the other hand, being active improves memory, as this study shows: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/regular-exercise-changes-brain-improve-memory-thinking-skills-201404097110.

I hope I have convinced you of the sway to the truth: that students should not sacrifice their health for their study.

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No. There is so much more to a country than just its government. The culture, the food, the weather, the people that live there, all of these things have nothing to do with the government.

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Threat of war is no joke. It is something that should not have to exist today. War only causes destruction. It is a terrible way of resolving disputes, because it causes both sides to lose huge amounts of wealth. And so, war often ends up as an economic game of chicken, both sides seeing who can wait it out for the longest while the other side loses money by the minute. I sincerely hope that Mutually Assured Destruction will come in and save us from real nuclear war, because it would be an enormous threat to life. Sorry if this comes across as scare mongering, I literally just sat down at the computer and wrote my honest thoughts.

JacobLewis(12) Clarified
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It is clearly true that no one should be assaulted for saying what they think. That is of course wrong. But I don't think that makes insulting religions right.

It is still wrong to disrespect other people because of their beliefs, it is just not as bad as assaulting people because of their beliefs. They are two sides of the same coin: assaulting people because of their beliefs stems from disrespect, and adds onto it with violence.

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Does Biden's threat to start a war with a major power make you laugh or cry?

Hello again, A:

Russia is NOT a major power in the world.. The only thing that makes them powerful is their nukes. In terms of armed forces, that's the ONLY thing they got, and we got EVERYTHING else. I'd play chicken with Putin. To use a poker metaphor, with NO cards at all, Putin will be the one folding.. Somebody just has to call him..

Do I think Joe will DO it?? I hope so. Putin needs to be taken down a peg or two.. Would you think that a milk toast weeny haberdasher would drop the A-bomb to end WWII? I wouldn't either - but he did.

excon


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