Saturday, 30 April 2016

cb radio slang so no talking to Gay Charlee"

who else remembers the days of cb radio and the fun we had -B slang is the distinctive anti-language, argot or cant which developed amongst users of Citizens Band radio (CB), especially truck drivers in the USA during the 1970s early-1980s.[1]
The slang itself is not only cyclical, but also geographical. Through time, certain terms are added or dropped as attitudes toward it change. For example, in the early days of the CB radio, the term "Good Buddy" was widely used. However, at some point, it became associated only with a subset of male prostitutes (lot lizards) who would advertise via the CB radio (usually at truck stops) and using the term became an insult to other drivers, or radio operators.[2]
Nicknames given or adopted by CB radio users are known as 'Handles'.[2][3] Although this practice is all but dead, many truck drivers will call each other 'Hand',[4] or by the name of the company they are driving for.[citation needed]
CB and its distinctive language started in the USA but was then exported to other countries including Mexico, Germany and Canada. In the French-speaking region of Canada, the cultural chauvinism associated with the French language generated conflict and adaptation of the new loan words.[5]

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Popular terms

Law enforcement officers and their equipment

"Checkpoint Charlie"
a police checkpoint placed to look for drunk drivers, etc. (alludes to the former border crossing between East and West Berlin)
"Evel Knievel"
a police officer on a motorcycle (refers to the popular motorcycle stuntman)
"Gum ball machine" / "bubble gum machine"
a state police patrol car or other police cruiser (refers to the older-style, dome-shaped red rotating/strobe light commonly mounted on the roof of state police cars, which resembles a traditional "penny" gumball machine)
"Miss Piggy"
a female law enforcement officer (refers to the muppet character, derived from the pejorative term "pig" for police officers)
"Mama Bear"
a less derogatory term for a female law enforcement officer.
"Bear in the Air"
A police aircraft in flight.
"Smokey" or "Bear"
a police officer (refers to Smokey Bear, known for wearing a campaign hat very similar to that included in many highway patrol uniforms in the United States)
"Bear Trap"
a police checkpoint, similar to the "Checkpoint Charlie", but concealed.wiki link

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Last PG Tips chimp Choppers dies aged 48 after developing heart and liver failure

Choppers the chimpanzee
The last surviving chimpanzee from the famous PG Tips adverts has died aged 48.
Choppers, the final original 'tea chimp', was put to sleep at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire on Wednesday, the tourist attraction said.
She had been displaying signs of heart and liver failure.
The 'much-loved' chimpanzee's death came two years after she lost her partner, and fellow PG Tips star, Louis.
Popular with zoo visitors, Choppers was known for her starring role as Ada in the tea adverts, which ran from the 1960s through until 1980.read more

Rare albino blackbird spotted in Devon

A rare albino blackbird has been spotted by a member of the Devon Wildlife Trust.
The "white blackbird" was discovered by Jo Pullin in Hatherleigh, who has worked for the trust for 14-years.
She said her children spotted something unusual in the undergrowth at the edge of her garden that turned out to be the bird.
The British Trust for Ornithology said it gets reports of only one or two pure albino blackbirds per year.
A spokesman said this one, with bright pink eyes is much rarer than ones with darker eyes, of which they see about 10 annually.
Mrs Pullin said: "I have never seen a completely white blackbird. It looked very vulnerable. It looked like it had only just recently left the nest."
A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said: "Albino birds are quite rare: albinism is caused by a genetic mutation resulting in a completely white bird with pink eyes.

Survival strategy

Steve Hussey from Devon Wildlife Trust said it was unlikely the bird was still alive: "Being pure white isn't a great survival strategy for a blackbird, particularly as a fledgling. When you've just left the nest you want to be as inconspicuous as possible to avoid the predatory eyes of cats and sparrowhawks.
"Added to this, part of the condition of albinos often means they have poor or little eyesight. I fear that this little chap's life was probably a very brief one. "

ET will 'conquer and colonise' humanity, warns Stephen Hawking:

Professor Stephen Hawking has previously said artificial intelligence could control humans in 100 years.
Now, in his latest dire warning, the physicist claims that if AI doesn't conquer humanity, an advanced alien civilisation may do so instead.
'If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans,' Professor Hawking said in a recent interview.read more

sad end for nala

nala was  an ostrich which was released by animal rights which was released by animal rights activisits in germany.zala had 10 minutes of freedom before being run over .

semma looks unhappy

this picture shows a royal tigeress called semma at ahmadadbad,india who does not seem happy to have photo done.

titanic final lifeboat

a handwritten note and photos of a grisly account of titanics last lifeboat are up for sell.

we want boaty mcboatface?

this is a name -124,109 votes,that was going to be given to a 200 milllion polar exploration ship but the killjoy government have dismissed it and reqiure a more sensible name.

pitrm1- possile cure for alzheimers?

this is a protein found in the cell organism mitochondria .low levels of pitrim1 increase deposits of protein amgloid in the brain ,this clumps together and wrecks memory .metochondria can be passed down generationms.

idiot annoys tiger at zoo

pee could be used to generate electricity?

scientists have devolped mircobial fuel cells that use the natural biological processes of bacteria .they react as the urine passes through the inch square devive-cost 1 to 2 pounds ,created by university of london and bristol bioenergy centre.

108 year old bottle

information about dinosaurs may not have not been wiped out by astiod

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Stammering mice with SQUEAK IMPEDIMENT created by scientists studying affliction suffered by British monarch behind The King's Speech

 Wood MouseScientists have created stammering mice with a squeak impediment to help them study the affliction that beset King George VI. The mice are genetically engineers to produce high-pitched stuttering sounds that share similarities with phrases uttered by humans who stammer. The hope is for the animals will provide insights into the still much misunderstood condition. King George VI was famous for his stammer, which he managed partially to overcome with the help of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. The story of the king's struggle was told in the film The King's Speech , starring Colin Firth as the monarch. Logue, whose unorthodox therapy included daily breathing exercises and gargling with warm water, would not have known about the defective gene Gnptabread more

nessie has been found .

no sorry not the real loch ness monster ,a shame,but the 30 ft model used in the private lives of sherlock homes-1970 s,which sank on its maiden voyage replaement was used in film.this nessie was discovered by marine robot during a survey of the 755 ft 22 mile loch .the best and world famous photogragh of nessie -loch ness monster -is the 1934  -surgeoons photogragh.the private lives of sherlock homes-link to film-

future shock the story of 2000 ad

this is a documentry charting the ups and downs of this counterculture british comic 2000 ad which featured such characters like judge dredd and has been described as the punk rock of the comic world and part of my youth.-see trailer teaser

is stairway to heaven like the song taurus by spirit?

in a court in los angeles a judge has decide if randy california  -spirit -or robert plant /jimmy page-led zeppelin to who owns the copywright to the song =stairway to heaven.this is due to what seems substantial similaries with the 1968  instrumental taurus by spirit and both band s did tour together in 1968 to 1969 .most of the case is about the songs concept and not cords used.read more -plus a link to both songs for you to judge=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPvNqOb6RA=led zeppelin -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd8AVbwB_6E-taurus -spirit.

no queen on throne at southend -on -sea essex?

i was as an ex essex who lived 3 miles from southend-on-sea ,essex shocked to read that the local town council wish to get rid of the traditional carnival queen for ambassador.the coronation has been at centre of  the summer annual bash since 1920 so keep it.

hunt for e.t?

a new project backed by mark zuckerbury-facebook founder-to send tiny starships to hunt for aliens at the cost of 70 million .a laser fired from earth as it sails on the craft to nearest star system alpha centauri a mere 3.37 light years away .the craft the size of a phone mircochip may get  there in 20 years and a current spaceship could take 30,000 years.

The Heart of the Fight: A Couple's Guide to Fifteen Common Fights, What They Really Mean, and How They Can Bring You Closer


In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, "What are we really fighting about?" Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don't happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright-two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well-present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights.
In this unique guide, you'll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You'll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including"the blame game," "dueling over dollars," "If you really loved me, you'd...," "told-you-so's," and more.
If you're ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.

26 ft python found.

in this picture is a 26 ft pyhton and weighs 39 st 3 lb and took 14 men to hold in the photo.found near a flyover on penang,malaysian island.the current world record for a snake in captivity is a reticulated python called medusa -25 ft  2in and 25 st.

the rant issue : rant issue no 5

the rant issue : rant issue no 5: why does the government wish to spend 9 million pounds on what are glorified propaganda about bexit surely the money could be better used ,i...

worlds most fexible boy

a 11 year old old boy a yoga prodigy can trouch any part of his body with just his legs,lives in india.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

kidscape.

WelcomeWe equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK.

Since 1985, we have worked tirelessly to promote the anti-bullying message and shine a spotlight on child protection issues.

Vision

We believe that all children should be able to grow up in a world free from bullying and abuse, and that all adults should keep children safe and help them to reach their full potential.

Mission

Our mission is to ensure children live in a safe and nurturing environment. By providing training, support and advice to children, parents, schools and those in professional contact with young people, we enable them to gain knowledge and develop the confidence and skills to challenge abuse and bullying in all its forms.read more


wear glasses and help to stop bullying ?

how is that possible you say dear reader well  this is through a nationwide competion -specsavers -spectacle wearer of the year competion ,how can i do this you ask by submitting a picture of you wearing glasses and for each  one recievied a pound donation goes to the anti bulying charity kidscape so thank you .to enter follow link

exploding stars hit earth?

dont panic mr manering this was a radioactive debris from exploding stars 1.7 million years ago.

Living with Mammals

Wherever we live in the UK, we share the green spaces around our homes and places of work with wild species.  By carefully identifying and counting the mammals that live in and around built up land, we can begin to understand – and encourage – the biodiversity on our doorstep.
Keeping track of wildlife in surveys such as Living with Mammals is essential – not only to improving the lot of our wild neighbours, but to improving our own as well.
Take a look at what you helped us find out in our Living with Mammals update 2015.
All you have to do is spend some time observing a chosen site, such as your garden or allotment or local churchyard or park, noting any mammals you see or the signs they leave behind. Your ‘urban’ site must be within 200 metres of a building. Jot down your sightings for eight or more weeks in the survey period (they needn’t be all together) and tell us what you see.read more

The Heritage Handbook. An A-Z guide to the Archaeology and Landscape History of Northern Devon.



Northern Devon is famed for its natural beauty, which is generally
clear for all to see and celebrated for its history, which is often far less evident to the casual observer. This book sets out to explain what is known about the archaeology and landscape history of the area so that the reader will have a better appreciation of Northern Devon’s
long and colourful history, from the earliest evidence of human
occupation on the beach at Westward Ho! to the relics of World War
Two training on Braunton Burrows.

The handbook has mostly been written by John Bradbeer and Terry Green, with support and advice from other experts for North Devon and beyond. Nearly 200 pages in length and fully illustrated, it is
available for pre-order at a price of £10 for members of the society and £12.50 for non-members.

bigtimewrestlinguk.com/

THE CURTAIN comes down on more than 50 years of wrestling events at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Sunday 10 April before the venue closes for a two year £30 million refurbishment. All Star aim to finish on a high note when an afternoon event is set to reflect some of the big moments down the years. The action in the up-close-and-personal atmosphere of the Arnhem Gallery begins at 3pm and several leading campaigners have been invited to name their dream bout for the occasion, among them James Mason, the south London-born heavyweight who has made more appearances than any other wrestler since All Star first hit the Fairfield in the 1980s with all the top stars of the day including ‘Rollerball’ Mark Rocco, Johnny Saint, Dave Finlay and Wayne Bridges on view in the opening presentation. Then, during 2012, the Fairfield’s 50th anniversary was marked by ‘Legends of the Ring’ event watched by another huge crowd. Mason, who first stepped into the Croydon arena as a 15 year-old has said he would like to face someone still active from the ‘World of Sport’ era and All Star have asked fans for nominations with Danny Collins, Mal Sanders and Johnny Kidd among the front-runners. Others ready for a special challenge include Wirral-based fans’ favourite Dean Allmark and the explosive UK Hooligans tag formation consisting of Norfolk-based brothers Roy and Zack Knight, sons of former Ricky Knight whose ‘Superflys’ tag formation with Jimmy Ocean were Croydon regulars for many years and revived their partnership to take on ‘Liverpool Lads’ Robbie Brookside and Frankie Sloane in the 2012 Croydon ‘Legends’ event. Top 21st century action on 10 April will also include Welsh tank Caden Lay, Finnish ‘Nasty Boy’ Vitto Puro and Hakeem Wakur, the fast moving man they call the ‘Arabian Sandstorm,’ showing their paces There will also be a welcome return for one of Britain’s very best heavyweight campaigners, Kent-based former TNA X-Division title holder Doug Williams who faces masked Mexican Lucha Libre star Black Tiger who has been very impressive since making a UK debut during February. Ringside seats in the first two rows can be reserved in advance and are are on sale at the Fairfield Halls box office, telephone 0208-688-9291. A special £45 family offer covering two adults and two children under 16 is available and further event information will appear on Facebook at: All Star Wrestling U.K.see link

Lucca the heroic three-legged war dog wins medal - video

Twelve-year-old military dog Lucca is awarded the highest war medal for her service with the US marine corps. The German Shepherd has been honoured with the PDSA Dickin medal in London – the equivalent to the Victoria Cross – after completing 400 missions over the course of six years, keeping troops safe by sniffing out munitions. During a patrol in Afghanistan in 2012, an IED detonation cost Lucca her leg, but not her spirit
Still images and archive footage supplied by PDSA

sing for cancer

in a new study doctors  tested saliva in a welsh choir of 193 cancer patients before and after their sang.they found a signican t drop in stress  homones including cortisol and increase in cytokines which aid to fight the illness.

rant issue 4

holidays why do people like to shove them in your face ,the last one i had was 1 year in ilfarcombe,stayed in a b annd b with  now wife and 2 kids and on the dole ,adverts did you know if you watched your fav tv programs without them an 1 hour would be about 45 minutes long,housing assocication can not name legally are not very good at accepting critism as if you ring up thier make you feel like crap and wasting thier money ,doctors yes do a good job when you get to see the one you are under as a major pain regoing over your illness to locum ,i wonder dear rant reader do you have some rants you wish to share,when did we become scared of diong things wasit tv ,radio or just the fear factor in as ,recntly the pm was in trouble for having a tax free payment yes not illegal but a moral wrong when you wish this to stop and have the high ground.google chrome seems to not like me as every time downloD DOES NOT WORK WHICH IS A SHAME AS LIKE SOME OF APPS.

the-vikings-uncovered

Dan Snow uncovers the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. Sarah uses satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30cm buried beneath the surface. As Sarah searches for Viking sites from Britain to America, Dan explores how they voyaged thousands of miles when most ships never left the shoreline. He also tracks their expansion west, first as raiders and then as settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland. In North America they excavate what could be the most westerly Viking settlement ever discovered.see on bbc i player

poo museum

this is a museum that displays human stools,animal droppings and fossils 140 million years old.some things you can see are a turd that looks like a cereal bar ,a kids shoe in which a cat has had a dumped in and you can get faesces facts hidden under toilet seats .all this can be seen at the national poo museum ,isle of wight zoo,sandown and been curated by nigel george.

buy a village

west heslerston,north yorkshire -23 homes,21 bed historic manor house ,pub,all in 2,000 arces and untouched  virtually for 50 years and you can buy for 20 million pounds.

rare atlas

a rare  17  th  century atlas that has 9 volumes and 600 eitchings has been found.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Gonzo

It's one of the most memorable opening scenes in a movie.

As the banjo chords of "Rainbow Connection" are heard, the camera pans over a swamp and slowly zooms in to show Kermit the Frog strumming and singing, as he sits alone on a log.

Now fans can join in during that iconic moment, when "Sing Along with 'The Muppet Movie'" comes to Easton's State Theatre on Sunday.

The interactive experience takes its cues from the called-out responses and the use of props popularized by "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" but with a much more family-friendly vibe. Kids even get a goody bag filled with playful props like bubbles and glow necklaces.

Host Davey Rocker plays his guitar and leads the audience, as the words to favorite songs such as "Rainbow Connection" and "Movin' Right Along" scroll across the bottom of the screen.

Kids use magic paintbrushes (wands with streamers) to "paint" Fozzie Bear's old 1951 Studebaker and try to shoot out Gonzo's helium balloons with their ice-cream shooters, while everyone joins in flapping their ears and saying Fozzie's catchphrase "Wocka Wocka Wocka" every time a bad joke is cracked.

"This is where it all started," says Rocker of the 1979 Jim Henson film that was nominated for two Academy Awards. "I think the adults have as much fun as the kids. Many of the adults can recite all the lines."

The sing along is presented by Ibex Puppetry, a Florida company founded in 2000 by Henson's daughter, Heather Henson, who also is a puppet artist and sits on the board of directors for The Jim Henson Legacy.

"Sing alongs allow me to connect with the work of my father," Heather Henson says. "I can work with my dad's material. I can put a new spin on it but it's still his stuff, intact."

Rocker, a Florida children's musician who did a musical puppet show, met Heather Henson three years ago and she asked him to co-host the sing along. Originally Heather Henson co-hosted, but now Rocker is joined by dancer and actress Sunny Raskin.

He says the original "Muppet Movie" is being introduced to a new generation of fans who have seen the new films: 2011's "The Muppets" and 2014's "Muppets Most Wanted."

"The Muppet Movie" was listed in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" in 2009. The film was notable for its groundbreaking images of full body puppets, including Kermit riding a bicycle and Kermit and Fozzie Bear dancing. The closing reprise of "Rainbow Connection" featured a crowd of more than 250 Muppet characters — virtually every Muppet that had been created up at that time.

"It really is one of those family shows that has a wide audience," Rocker says. "It's a pretty magical movie. The Muppets bridge generations."

For the film, he and Raskin sit in chairs on a small set at the lower right side of the movie screen and help guide the audience through the interactive elements. You can arrive early for a pre-show performance with music and comedy.

During the film, Rocker holds up cards that say "Yay" and "Boo," the hosts shadow act out a couple scenes and remind fans to pull their "stretchy frogs" every time Doc Hopper, an evil frogs legs entrepreneur, appears on screen.

The film holds up well after more than three decades, he says.

"It's a classic story and it's almost autobiographical of Jim Henson's life," Rocker says. "Kermit decides to leave the swamp and go to Hollywood to follow his dreams and picks up all these characters on the way to make millions of people happy.

"Jim Henson came from the small town of Leland, Miss. and picked up great puppeteers and character actors on the way to make millions of people happy."

Highlights of the film include the songs by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, who won a Grammy Award for the album of the musical score. Other songs are "Never Before, Never Again" and "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along."

Also popular, Rocker says, is audience shout-outs to all the famous people who appear in the film including Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman and Sesame Street's Big Bird.

Kids also can join in a conga line, be showered in confetti and watch kites being flown inside the theater.

There also are surprise appearance by Muppets Gonzo and Animal at appropriate moments in the movie.

"Adults really love it for the old-school nostalgia," Rocker says. "I hadn't seen it in years and when I did it was so refreshing. It's really a beautiful piece of work."

North Devon Permaculture an article


What inspired you?

We had always been environmentally-minded by doing the usual recycling  that  gets collected from your front door every week or so.  We bought our clothes from charity shops and loved how easy and fulfilling it was to revamp our home using furniture from Freecycle.

Our inspiration though to take this even further was after watching a programme by  Jamie Oliver on the welfare of commercial chickens, and what our children were really eating. It started us questioning where our food came from, and where our waste went. We began to think even more about what we could do to reduce our impact on the world and help others to do the same.

We took on an allotment to grow our own, more nutritious food, and we joined our local Transition Town group as steering group members. During this time we discovered Permaculture and there was no going back. We planned that, once our children had left home, we would buy some land and run a smallholding. This became a reality when we bought a small woodland allowing us to put into practice the Permaculture theory we had been studying.

What are your aims?

We want to live by the ethics of Permaculture: Taking responsibility for our own lives, by taking care of Earth, taking care of people, and being aware of our use of resources with a view to future generations.

We aim to encourage others to do similarly, not just by embodying the ethics ourselves, but also by demonstrating the principles and methods of Permaculture, and delivering education on how we can live regeneratively, to become more connected to the natural world, and to each other.

By harnessing these connections, we aim to build community, on a local level, but also on a broader scale using Social Media to establish links with like-minded folk.

We want to build ourselves a right livelihood - meeting our needs by doing something ethical and productive, which we enjoy doing, and to put our surplus into building a Permaculture economy.

We aim to live with the land; to enhance and build our connection with nature, and become indigenous to our own land.

We want to "be the change that we want to see in the world".



What plans for the future?

We plan to keep "stretching our edges" - pushing our boundaries and learning new things as we move forward on our journey to a more ethical, productive way of life, while not beating ourselves up when we choose to make compromises.

To do this we need to be present; to be actively participating in life, so we will keep taking new steps each day towards fulfilling our goals.

We are making plans for our project, and designing how we progress, but we want this also to be an organic process by observing life's patterns, and capturing energy when it becomes available to us.

An example of how we are putting this into action is The Edge - our Community Hub & Shop in Hatherleigh - this became available to us after volunteering in the Ruby Way Visitor Centre. We will be opening The Edge on International Permaculture Day, 1st May, as an outlet for local small ethical businesses, and a base for our own Education and Edible Garden Design businesses.

We are both working on our Diploma in Applied Permaculture, and progressing on our path for our own site to become a full LAND Centre. LAND stands for Learning And Network Demonstration. This means we are using the ethics, principles and methods of Permaculture to become accredited by the Permaculture Association as an approved demonstration site.

In the meantime, we have lined up a number of courses and workshops over the coming months, and will be at the Wildheart Gathering festival on Dartmoor, 12- 14th August. For more information on our courses and community hub please go to our website northdevonpermaculture.com.              Wendy and Iain are two of the best human beings I've ever encountered. They're fun to be with, knowledgeable, hard-working, and live by a strong set of personal values. I've also been able to see the positive effect they have on other people who visit them on their woodland. Their crowdfunder was an opportunity for me to support them in a more direct way, which I couldn't pass up. I'm really honoured and excited to be able to experience a small part of their transition with them. I wish I could visit them more often.

by Matt Coston - Crowdfunder Supporter

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My initial impressions of Wishtree Wood were at first quite charming and pleasant. We sat on a sunny morning and had tea in the middle of a field surrounded by woods. Wenderlynn and Iain are lovely people and are as committed to Permaculture as a tree is to the ground. We walked around and I took notes frantically as they showed me around their forest garden. On all appearances, its living the dream of Permaculture and is really quite exciting.

It was only on my second visit when I got another chance to have a good look around and really understand what was happening that I realized how significant their way of life is. These two people have really given up most if not all modern comforts to become sustainable and connected to the land in which they live. I have the deepest and most profound respect for what they are doing and to be honest, a few weeks after visiting their site and seeing how they were living, I was a little bit shaken. Not shaken in a negative way, but shaken in a way that challenges you to question your own courage and limits as a human being. Could I give up my creature comforts for sustainability? Could I spend the cold and wet winter without running water or a flushing toilet? If more people in the world were willing to take these kinds of steps, and to work with the difficulty of living sustainably, I have no doubt that we would be able to solve our environmental problems as a species.

I would encourage anybody who would like to visit Wish Tree Forest to go without any expectations and to be open to a new kind of experience. Wenderlynn and Ian certainly have an interesting sense of humour and have clearly demonstrated that living sustainably is not about austerity or hardcore renunciation, it's a simple yet profoundly difficult change of attitude. With more and more support, I have no doubt that the paradise they have already created will be multiplied 1000 fold.



by Keegan Blazey - friend and volunteer


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I had read loads of books on forest gardening and creating edible gardens but I felt I needed to experience it and work directly with the soil and plants. I decided volunteering would be the best way to really understand how to become more self-reliant and create a more sustainable way of life for my family. I had found out about the Wishtree Woods project online. When I first met Wenderlynn and Iain at Wishtree Woods it was like stepping into a parallel world of wonder and fun. I have been going one day a week for 6 months now and through the experience I can truly say I have gained so much more than I had ever hoped.

They willingly shared their world, without judgement of how much or little you might know about gardening, permaculture or environmental practices. They allow you to observe and connect with nature in your own time. They have such reverence and joy for experiencing and learning from nature that you can’t help seeing it too. There is also space to be contemplative and quiet or social and energetic in their bountiful 5 acre site.

Its great for exercise and there is always new skills to learn, stimulating discussions, laughter and fun. I have learnt to do things that I would have previously dismissed as too big a project for me to undertake. Like pruning trees, moving plants, designing garden spaces, hedgelaying, caring for ducks and chickens, putting up fences, digging ponds and ditches, and foraging.

They truly live by the principles and ethos of permaculture and welcome anyone curious about what permaculture has to offer. Permaculture influences the way you garden and it influences the choices you make about the impact you make to your surroundings, the environment, choices for your health, your spirit and in your relationships. Their patience and passion for their way of life is admirable and infectious.

Not only do you learn a way to garden that replenishes the earth but you also learn how to harvest and prepare food that replenishes you. Permaculture is about making the best of what you have by helping nature do what it does best, if you do nature does the work for you all seasons, year in and out which such variety and spender. I love my time with Wenderlynn and Iain as it reassures me there is such a thing as community and hope for the future in the common sense of practicing permaculture.

by Elizabeth Durrant - friend and volunteer



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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Canadian cat Mittens to undergo gender reassignment surgery after it is revealed to be a hermaphrodite

A sickly stray cat that was taken in by a family in Canada is set to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Mittens was adopted by Colleen Clarke-Murphy and her family,who live in Heart's Desire, Newfoundland, and when they took the cat to a veterinarian in October they for quite the surprise when they found out the cat was a hermaphrodite. 
And since Clarke-Murphy already had a male cat, and Mittens has both genitalia, she decided she wanted a female cat.

New 12-sided £1 coins start being made by Royal Mint

Pocket money may look a bit different this time next year because the £1 coin is changing.
The design for the obverse of the new 12-sided £1 coin, which has gone into production a year before it starts to reach people's pockets.The new one will have 12 sides instead of a smooth, rounded edge.
It's the first time the pound coin has been changed in more than 30 years.
The Royal Mint, who produce all of our coins, say the new design will make pound coins harder to illegally copy.http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35935007

Hirsutism

Hirsutism is when a woman has excessive hair growth. The hair is usually thick and dark, rather than fine and fair.
Excess hair may appear on the:
  • face – such as the upper lip or chin
  • neck
  • chest
  • tummy – in a line from your belly button down to your pubic hair
  • anal and genital area
  • the front of your thighs
Hirsutism is often associated with other symptoms, including:
  • oily skin
  • acne – a skin condition that causes spots to develop on your face, back and chest
  • hair loss (alopecia)
  • a receding hair line around the front of your hair
  • an enlarged clitoris (the small soft bump in front of the entrance to the vagina)
  • voice changes – such as a deeper voice

When to see your GP

It's important to see your GP if you have hirsutism – especially if you have severe or unusual symptoms – as it can cause psychological harm, http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hirsutism/Pages/introduction.aspx

gene club

it is now thought that most non africans have more extinct caveman dna then thought before.the modern human migrated from africa and then interbred with neanderthals and denisovians around 4,000 years ago.a larger trace of  the denisovian gene which gave papuva new guineans better sense of smell ,tibetans adapt to high altitude and neanerthals -tougher skin and help adapt to enviroments.

possible new blood test for concusion

scientists believe that a acidic protein released when concusion is suferedmay help getting a new blood test.it stays in the bloodstream for a week so it could help children fron not needing radation exposing scans.

Living on the moon

I for one  was excited to  see  an  article in the  paper  about humans living on the moon  as i believe this  will  happen. A group of  nasa scientists and silicon  valley  billionaires  wish to  set up a  base at peary  crater at the  lunars north  pole .As this is the  were the  moon  gets  the  maximum sunlight  to  produce  solar  energy. This  project will  cost  6,5 billion  and will  require up to  ten people

Rant issue 3

Who invented  woodchip  wallpaper needs to be  put on  a firing  line  as a bit of a barstad to remove as a lot of elbow  grease is needed, when  some people  get  a cold thier make out its the end of tbe world as we know it,why is it that if you  have a radio you can get the next  county ..Cornwall. .clearly  but not own radio  devon,my wife has very  old fashioned  ways about  peoples choices, why do baddies in soaps get away  with  everything and then people  think can do in resl life,i know more about  American  political parties  tgen own as always ontv,radio and  not even  vote  thier president  yet please  i am British and  proud, i hate it when my computer  plays up or hacked  aa really  pisses me off ,yes i like a rant as helping  with  my parnoid  thoughts

Saturday, 2 April 2016

April Fools' Day: Origin and History

April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar. New Year's Day Moves

Ancient cultures, including those of the Romans and Hindus, celebrated New Year's Day on or around April 1. It closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20th or March 21st.) In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year's Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year's day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on "fool's errands" or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.

Problems With This Explanation

There are at least two difficulties with this explanation. The first is that it doesn't fully account for the spread of April Fools' Day to other European countries. The Gregorian calendar was not adopted by England until 1752, for example, but April Fools' Day was already well established there by that point. The second is that we have no direct historical evidence for this explanation, only conjecture, and that conjecture appears to have been made more recently.

Constantine and Kugel

Another explanation of the origins of April Fools' Day was provided by Joseph Boskin, a professor of history at Boston University. He explained that the practice began during the reign of Constantine, when a group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Kugel passed an edict calling for absurdity on that day, and the custom became an annual event.
"In a way," explained Prof. Boskin, "it was a very serious day. In those times fools were really wise men. It was the role of jesters to put things in perspective with humor."
This explanation was brought to the public's attention in an Associated Press article printed by many newspapers in 1983. There was only one catch: Boskin made the whole thing up. It took a couple of weeks for the AP to realize that they'd been victims of an April Fools' joke themselves.=READ MORE=http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.html

Lasers could 'cloak Earth from aliens'

Laser guide starWe should shine lasers into space if we want to hide our presence from aliens, two US-based astronomers suggest.
The beams could compensate for the dip in light the Earth creates when it passes in front of the Sun, as viewed from far-off worlds, they contend.
A number of researchers have questioned the wisdom of advertising our existence to the galaxy.
They fear that if aliens did visit us they might not be very friendly, and could introduce disease.
The analogy is Europeans arriving in the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. The contact wrought havoc in the health of indigenous populations.
David Kipping and Alex Teachey from Columbia University in New York say that if we are fearful of a similar outcome from an alien encounter then lasers offer a solution.
The team has calculated what would be required to cloak the Earth and published the concept in a paper in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.read more on bbc link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35938886

My kind of cult film Sharknado

I have enjoyed and survived being eaten watching the cult films of sharknado and cant wait for the next one in series Sharknado (film serie...