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at 23:45 17 Sep 2019
A prime example of why they should stop doing remakes.
The original is great, especially for it's time. Still the same now. The remake is trash.
Seems there are rumours of a back to the future remake. I can't think of anything worse.
Great result tonight.
|A depressing read on the growth of healing crystals|
at 09:34 17 Sep 2019
It's a long article. It's about the cheap and exploitative mining in poor countries with awful and dangerous conditions often with child labour so that wellness sites like Goop can sell "healing crystals" at ridiculous prices to people.
"Believers say crystals conduct ambient energy – like miniature phone towers picking up signals and channelling them on to the user – thus rebalancing malign energies, healing the body and mind."
"After all, he said, if uranium could kill you, why shouldn’t lithium quartz be able to help cure your depression? And when you broke it down to an elemental level, he said, people are mostly minerals and water anyway. “You’re hydrated mineral powder,”"
"Trinchillo estimates that high-end dealers now account for about $500m in annual sales. Include the lower end, he said, and you are talking about a highly profitable, multi-billion dollar industry."
It's so depressing. People exploited and billions of dollars generated (for the few) on something that literally does nothing at all but is fueled by the click of the like button on social media.
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|Purdue Pharma files for chapter 11|
at 09:36 16 Sep 2019
Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch. I am sure the Sackler family have enough squirreled away in untouchable places that it won't affect them too much personally.
It looks like through the bankruptcy process a lot of people will get some of the help they need. Lets hope so anyway.
|Hong Kong protests|
at 14:09 13 Sep 2019
Did anyone see the protesters being interviewed on Newsnight last night? They all had passed on letters in case they were killed in the protests - they are obviously expecting an escalation.
This is quite interesting as well:
Older people in HK putting themselves between the youth and the police so the youths can escape and protest another day.
It seems to be edging towards only two possible outcomes. Either full autonomy with their own laws outside the Chinese system or a military intervention which would likely meet more violent resistance from the protesters than what was seen in 1989.
Given that China are staunchly against option 1 and the protesters are becoming more entrenched, better organised and supported it's looking worryingly like option 2 might happen at some point.
Hopefully I'm way off and they come to an agreement going forward.
|Brexit extension powerplays|
at 19:19 8 Sep 2019
If France do decide to veto the extension then doesn't that take it totally out of the hands of parliament anyway? In that case surely Labour will agree to an election in mid-October?
It would be a rather ironic position to have had MPs taking back control of the process via parliament as they have labelled it only to have it all negated by an outside factor.
The French won't do it of course but it highlights the real lack of power the UK has in this process with regards to timing, something that the Tories try hard to play down.
|Some of the umpiring....|
at 15:50 8 Sep 2019
Not only did Overton smash the cover off the ball and was given LBW but it wasn't even in line.
You know it's clearly a shocker when McGrath thinks it's not out twice.
at 21:37 1 Sep 2019
Hopefully if anyone knows someone in the Bahamas they have gone to the shelters and are safe, Dorian has strengthened to the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record with gusts of 220mph and sustained winds of 185mph.
The damage looks awful in the videos here:
It's only going to get more common unfortunately as higher sea temperatures provide more fuel for these monster storms.
Hopefully people have been sensible and heeded the advice to evacuate.
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|It was always going to be thus|
at 20:35 20 Aug 2019
It's been poor, Donacien and Kenlock have no quality unfortunately and every attack is slowed whilst they figure out what to do.
It's difficult though, Wimbledon have men back and then play percentages into areas. It's something we need to learn to break down though.
I still think there is something in it for us in the second half but needs to improve, probably needs to go 2 up top with Jackson on.
|Stamp duty reversal|
at 09:28 17 Aug 2019
Does anyone think this will make any difference to the housing market? I would have thought sellers would just factor the stamp duty they had to pay into the price.
It does seem sensible that the person likely making money on the property should pay the tax rather than the person trying to own the property although there are virtually no details to go on at the moment so hard to say.
He might not even get a chance to do anything if a unity coalition is sorted out quickly.
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