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  • #1729705
    gabyone
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    Member since: November 13, 2008
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    gabyone

    The Aussie shock jock who spoke offensively about a notable NZ lady seems to like bullying females . Previously he made bully boy comments about an Aussie lady of similar notability as our lady. I noted in the matters that we are no longer allowed to discuss that some of our NZ  wanna be shock jocks also seemed to delight in making down right offensive comments about the same notable lady.

    Whatever is wrong with policy discussion that does not venture into insulting the participants ???

    Have put the knitting needles away in favour of a good book this winter. Seems knitted scarves are out of fashion.

    👿 👿 👿

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1729706
    huiatahi
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    Member since: March 22, 2017
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    huiatahi

    I love the way you have so carefully tip toed through the tulips there gabyone

    huiatahi

    #1729723
    mommabear70
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    Member since: February 20, 2017
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    mommabear70

    Hero42, as you copied from the internet, about 90% of carbon fibers are made from the polyacrylonitrile (PAN) process. You could have mentioned that the remaining 10% of carbon fibers are made from rayon or petroleum pitch processes.

    Yes, you’re correct,  all of these materials are organic polymers.  Use of the term ’organic’ in talking about carbon fibers sounds like someone’s trying to have the masses believe organic carbon fibers are better for the environment. Alas, whether you’re using the polyacrylonitrile process, the rayon process or the petroleum pitch process, you require crude oil be dug out of the ground for all these processes.

    About ten years ago Toyota thought about making a car out of seaweed. I wonder how that process is going.

    Seaweed or sea vegetables are a food source for ocean life.

    Ocean life is already in decline so humans helping themselves to seaweed provided by nature for ocean lifes’ survival could soon see more ocean species wiped out. However, seaweed farming  is already the basis of a multibillion-dollar industry so who really cares about the ecological, biological and environmental issues when there’s money to be made.

    #1729727
    henri
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    Member since: April 18, 2017
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    henri

    We overfush so there is surplus seaweed.

    : 😎

    #1729728
    henri
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    Member since: April 18, 2017
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    henri

    Change is happening already so do we control and keep the change to a minimum.

    Or do we do nothing and let climate change control us which won’t be good or nice unless you have a lot of money.

    😡

     

    #1729731
    arandar
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    Member since: November 23, 2009
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    arandar

    I suspect, against climate change if the world passes the tipping point, having a lot of money will only help to buy you a very high wall, a bunker or an impregnable fortress (IMO, there’s no such thing,) a lot of armed guards and a supply of tinned food.

    Me, I’d much rather do my little bit to prevent us reaching the point of no return.

    Arandar

    #1729740
    gabyone
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    gabyone

    Arandar ;   I agree.

    Prevention is always a better idea than treatment but many people are not prepared to change their lifestyle . They refuse to accept that our lifestyle has wrecked the planet & that climate change is a reality.

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1729767
    don021
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    don021

    The rate of climate change does not diminish, as also the cost if injuries from this brutal ” game?” of rugby, last year 80 million dollars the cost of injuries and the following cost of those injuries not counted. Yet we still allow, even encourage, oue youngsters to enter the fray. Our spending on health services is far too high, cleaning up this rugby carnage is long overdue.

    #1729768
    halcyon
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    Member since: May 4, 2014
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    halcyon

    Good point don021. Not only is the cost of rugby to our health sector unacceptable, but one needs to ask if the cost to climate change is also justified. AS the game will not be played until 7,35pm at night think of the cost of powering all those lights needed to floodlight the grounds. Add to that all the air travel, both for the players and the fans.

    If people are really serious then maybe a good starting place would be to reduce this type of unjustified energy usage.

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

    #1729793
    Bryan
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    Member since: October 28, 2006
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    Bryan

    A good place to start may be to work out the air/miles traveled by the players AND add in the air/miles the supporters clock up. So there’s a starting point. As for the broken bones etc., and you will see quite a cost per player.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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