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Re: In the News
« Reply #660 on: November 24, 2019, 11:34:18 AM »

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Re: In the News
« Reply #661 on: December 22, 2019, 09:00:13 PM »
Australia is a little bit very much on fire :( Hope all our Australians are OK - I don't think any of them live in those parts. It's very grim both for humans and wildlife anyhow.
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« Reply #662 on: February 07, 2020, 05:36:30 PM »
In which it turns out that hunting some of our favourite scaly mammals to extinction may have come with a sting in the tail:

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Pangolins are possible coronavirus hosts, Chinese scientists say
By Caitlin O'Kane
February 7, 2020 / 11:27 AM / CBS News


Pangolins are possible hosts of coronavirus, a study led by South China Agricultural University has found.

Experts believe the outbreak originated at wild animal markets in Wuhan, China. After analyzing more than 1,000 samples, scientists found that the genome sequence of the virus in pangolins was 99% identical to that from infected people. That means pangolins are the most likely intermediate host of coronavirus, Liu Yahong, president of the university, said, according to state media.

Pangolins, which look like scaly anteaters, are considered a delicacy in China and other countries, and  pangolin scales are used in traditional medicine.

Rest of article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pangolin-coronavirus-scale-anteater-possible-host-of-virus-chinese-scientists-say/

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Re: In the News
« Reply #663 on: February 19, 2020, 07:20:49 AM »
More where that came from if the bastards don't stop with the poaching  >:(
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Re: In the News
« Reply #664 on: February 24, 2020, 05:35:11 PM »
In A++ grade political trolling, Pirate Party politicians running Prague have renamed a square after murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov.

The kicker? It's the square where the Russian embassy is, making it now part of the embassy's official address :)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51614958
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Re: In the News
« Reply #665 on: March 12, 2020, 08:03:12 AM »
Do you mean... China? Or the specific place it started? I'm not sure if anyone has 100% verified the latter.

Should we have nuked the US for swine flu?

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« Reply #666 on: March 12, 2020, 09:42:04 AM »
Yes, I think they never perfectly confirmed it and also now it's made the jump to humans, from a risk perspective what happens with the source is a bit negligible - in most of the world the big danger is human to human contact and transmission. I agree the source needs tackling, but it's spreading so fast between humans now that people are thinking of source dealing as China's problem not theirs.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #667 on: October 24, 2020, 01:28:45 PM »
Effective ban on abortion in Poland sparking big protests. Poland is super split with a tiny majority behind a very hard right government: it's a grim time for friends there :(

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54669257
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Re: In the News
« Reply #668 on: April 09, 2021, 01:01:58 PM »
My condolences about the situation in Britain now.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #669 on: April 11, 2021, 01:09:41 PM »
Which part of it? I don't think it's much worse than it's been for the past few years right now...
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« Reply #670 on: April 11, 2021, 02:22:03 PM »
I mean, the situation with the Prince Philipp.

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« Reply #671 on: April 11, 2021, 02:26:14 PM »
Oh right! I'm not a huge royalist myself so it didn't make a lot of difference for me: I mean it's sad for his family of course, but he was 99. With COVID we've had many more tragic and avoidable deaths in the past year honestly.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #672 on: April 11, 2021, 06:13:50 PM »
same here.   There have been so many unnecessary deaths in the plague year that the death of a 99 year old I never met is not shocking.  And of course in the UK right now there is sectarian violence in Northern Ireland and a hard right, very corrupt government passing bills.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #673 on: April 11, 2021, 08:52:04 PM »
I also want to say my condoldences about the coronavirus situation too. Many my friends had this disease, and its really terrible.
I hope, this all will be finished soon. Sometimes i think, that XXI century is a survival age for humanity

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Re: In the News
« Reply #674 on: April 13, 2021, 07:27:15 AM »
same here.   There have been so many unnecessary deaths in the plague year that the death of a 99 year old I never met is not shocking.  And of course in the UK right now there is sectarian violence in Northern Ireland and a hard right, very corrupt government passing bills.

Very good point. I agree as well. I was already thinking the amount of coverage it was getting was a little excessive, and maybe I am not alone according to this article. He absolutely deserves dignity and respect what he did - at times which included a great focus on ecological concerns during the 80’s and 90’s.

I think it's too much though - and out of touch with a larger chunk of the population than much of the media seem to realise