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  1. daftandbarmy

    Recycling was a lie — a big lie — to sell more plastic, industry experts say

    Virtue signallers' heads exploding in 3.... 2.... 1.... In the '80s, the industry was at the centre of an environmental backlash. Fearing an outright ban on plastics, manufacturers looked for ways to get ahead of the problem. They looked at recycling as a way to improve the image of their...
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    On this day

    Whoa.... On this day in 1918, Private Thomas Ricketts of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment was alone and had his 28-pound Lewis Machine Gun on his shoulder when he came across a German machine gun position. He fired from the hip until his ammunition was exhausted. He then sprinted back 100...
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    The Inglehart-Welsel World Cultural Map

    Explains alot.... but I suspect it was designed by 'Protestants' :) https://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSContents.jsp?CMSID=Findings
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    'I've never been so scared in my life:' Golden, B.C., woman nearly hit by meteorite

    Buy a lottery ticket, quick: 'I've never been so scared in my life:' Golden, B.C., woman nearly hit by meteorite Tue., October 12, 2021, 1:00 a.m.·2 min read Ruth Hamilton was sound asleep last week when she was awoken by her dog barking, the sound of a crash through her ceiling and the...
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    What to Do With Contrarians?

    Based on my experience the answer seems to be 'Put them all in Daftandbarmy's rifle company' ;) What to Do With Contrarians? Henning Piezunka, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Vikas Aggarwal, INSEAD Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family...
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    Trees of Remembrance: Shelbourne Memorial Avenue, Saanich, BC

    Very cool... It’s been 100 years to the day since memorial trees were planted on both sides of Shelbourne Street in Saanich and Victoria in honour of the fallen soldiers and nurses in the First World War. On Saturday, exactly a century later, delegates from the District of Saanich planted a...
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Poor Peelers.... the Zombie apocalypse is here and they're not getting much help: Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis Stephen Andrew / The Times Colonist A commentary by a Victoria city councillor. The City of Victoria is in a public-safety crisis. The first step to solving the growing...
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    The New Lightweight Bullet That Saves Fatigue ... And Fuel

    I used to carry 100lbs of heavy ammunition, now I have to carry 100lbs of 'light' ammunition :) The New Lightweight Bullet That Saves Fatigue ... And Fuel The smallest of weight-saving presents "plentiful" benefits for defence, so says BAE Systems. The weight of carrying ammunition can be a...
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    My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

    Damn, I wish I had him as a prof.... My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit. The more I spoke out against the illiberalism that has swallowed Portland State University, the more retaliation I faced. Peter Boghossian has taught philosophy at Portland State University for...
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    The Air Force flies these planes daily. Here’s why civilian airlines won’t

    Ouch... “There’s a reason why zero, exactly zero, airlines on the planet operate the 707,” Gen. Mark Kelly, the head of Air Combat Command, said on Wednesday at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference. It’s because of the engines, Kelly explained. Specifically the...
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    Using Character Development and Education to Combat Partisan Polarization in the Military

    Or, you know, you could just fire them :) Using Character Development and Education to Combat Partisan Polarization in the Military Political partisanship and polarization in the military have become worrying at best and downright dangerous at worst. For instance, worrying evidence reveals...
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    5 Climbers Die on Russia’s Mount Elbrus

    Summitting is optional, returning safely is mandatory... Five climbers died after a blizzard on Mount Elbrus, Russia's emergencies ministry said Friday, in one of the worst tragedies in recent years on Europe's highest peak. Elbrus, a dormant volcano in Russia's North Caucasus region, is the...
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    When Pop History Bombs: A Response to Malcolm Gladwell’s Love Letter to American Air Power

    I hate Illinois Nazis… and pop historians 😊 THERE’S A RICH IRONY that Malcolm Gladwell’s new book is spun off from episodes of his Revisionist History podcast. Ostensibly a meditation on the morality of bombing civilians during World War II, The Bomber Mafia is anything but revisionist. It’s...
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    12 O'Clock High - Some of Us Have Got to Die

    I've watched the movie a dozen times but never knew the back story until... Some of Us Have Got to Die What the 1949 film Twelve O’Clock High still tells us about air combat and the burden of command. I am not old enough to have seen Twelve O’Clock High in its initial public theatrical...
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    Experts call for an overhaul of Canada's national security policy to cope with an 'angry' world

    This hits home pretty hard.... Experts call for an overhaul of Canada's national security policy to cope with an 'angry' world Rarely has the world intruded so viscerally — and with so little apparent effect — upon the great national conversation that we call a federal election. Those...
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    NEW: Viral Video Shows Marines Helping Stranded Driver During Thursday’s Flooding

    The video is classic.... NEW: Viral Video Shows Marines Helping Stranded Driver During Thursday’s Flooding A group of Marines in their dress blue uniforms braved floodwaters along Columbia Pike to help a stranded motorist. Video of the rescue has gone viral on TikTok, racking up more than...
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    Hungary’s Bitcoin fans unveil faceless statue of mysterious crypto founder Satoshi Nakamoto

    The West tears down all its statues. Meanwhile, in Hungary: A bronze statue paying homage to the anonymous creator of Bitcoin has been unveiled in Hungary. The statue’s creators say it is the first in the world to honour the mysterious cryptocurrency creator Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for...
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    Great attrition or great attraction: the choice is yours

    That's it, I'm out.... ------ A record number of employees are quitting or thinking about doing so. Organizations that take the time to learn why—and act thoughtfully—will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent. More than 15 million US workers—and counting—have quit their jobs...
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    There was a spider

    I guess that's why they came up with the 'N', so you can read it upside down if required :) An itsy bitsy spider caused a big web of trouble Monday when a driver who noticed the arachnid in her car lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a stump and rolling over in a driveway. The...
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    Mount Tolmie residents 'angry, fearful' over shelter in their midst

    In other news, Victoria cops happy they’ve unloaded some of their problem children onto Saanich 😊 Mount Tolmie residents 'angry, fearful' over shelter in their midst A senior who lives across from the former Mount Tolmie Hospital says she was initially open to the idea of allowing some of the...
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