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Post 50041

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

smiley - smiley
Glad to help you pass tbe time, mate!!
smiley - winkeye
An active listener is better than a chatterbox any day.


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Post 50042

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

Maybe most of us have a limited lifetime supply of interesting things to say. You don't spend much time with us online, whereas you would have to endure your real-life friends for hours and hours on end.


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Post 50043

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

my "friends" round here smiley - smiley equals topics that are local as such and otherwise boring as they don't interest me in what "conversation levels" they are at smiley - winkeye"so what ? why bother telling me that" etc -it's of no interest

but! MY good friends on-linesmiley - smiley I don't know about where they live, how they spend their time and lots of other information that I do find interesting smiley - smiley ie: You Paul and your gardening, Dmitri and the wildlife around his home, you get my drift I hopesmiley - smiley


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Post 50044

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

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Ah, but that describes much of what's going on with most of us,mate.
smiley - hug
We're all here on HooToo to reach out around the world as it were. Communication here shows a lot of us have the same problems and joys as other folk everywhere.

smiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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Post 50045

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

Speaking of problems, there is a lead abatement team coming to my "neighbours" this week. They'll be collecting soil samples from the backyard to determine just how much of it has to be hauled away.
The cause of the problem can be found by reading about Exide Technologies, They manufactured parts for batteries and in the process dumped a lot of lead on communities surrounding its faclity.


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Post 50046

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

The State Government promised assistance in clean-up, but it's been a lengthy process, still going on after 4 years.
smiley - erm
smiley - sadface


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Post 50047

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

Looks like they're having problems aroy
around the US with the same company.
smiley - ermsmiley - sadface


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Post 50048

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

Looks like maybe they'll be around after the new year?? That is what the husband of the family said when I asked him.
Mind you, they're not native English speakers. so one isn't sure if they have the message right.
smiley - shrug
In any case, nasty business this. A study being done by LAC+USC Hospital is finding lead in infant teeth.


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Post 50049

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"Government promised" smiley - winkeye yep! and I still believe in smiley - santasmiley - laughsmiley - laugh

like eck! smiley - whistle


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Post 50050

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

If the Fed EPA had stepped in, likely we would have it taken care of. We didn't qualify, though. That left the State of California to take the clean-up response.
Our State works like a well oiled snail. Wr really are the laughingstock of the United States.
smiley - laugh


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Post 50051

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

Maybe you could grow sunflowers in your yard. The roots of the sunflowers would rmeopve lead from the soil. Just be sure not to compost the sunflowers. Throw them in the trash. smiley - evilgrin

Carrots will aolso remove lead, but you'd be tempted to eat them afterwards, which would be bad for you.


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Post 50052

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

Hmm..
smiley - erm
My neighbours have a a few edible herbs and a cherry tomato plant that most likely will be gone, along with a citrus tree that may also not survive??
I think it might be a good idea to find a way to pave the lawns over, but that's not my decision to make.
It would definitively cut water usage down, and that would save a lot of money


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Post 50053

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

Paving things over would be bad for the environment. Water would run off and increase the danger of flooding. Less oxygen would be released into the atmosphere.


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Post 50054

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-wwii-propaganda-campaign-popularized-the-myth-that-carrots-help-you-see-in-the-dark-28812484/

smiley - laughany "tactic" to win a fight/war ehsmiley - laugh
latest here, is "5 a day vegetables" smiley - biggrinsupposed to be for healthy eating etcsmiley - winkeyebut I reckon it was actually because veg sales were down at the time ? and it's just carried on


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Post 50055

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

I don't carrot all about those myths.

I like to eat carrots, but not to excess. I sued to grow them, but nowadays I grow beets instead, because I cab get two crops from them: leafy greens in the summer, and the roots in the winter.

Beet roots can be made into delicious chocolate cake. smiley - drool


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Post 50056

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"Beet roots can be made into delicious chocolate cake" ? Are you kidding ? or "where's the recipe" ?


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Post 50057

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

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Hi. guys!!
Chocolate cake with beet roots. Sounds interesting. I'll see if I can find a recipe for Prof.
As for paving over, I didn't mean to present that as a idea to be used on a widespread basis, just something that could be used on my neighbours property.
Could be that an artificial lawn would work just as well.


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Post 50058

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - chocsmiley - cakeI love it, but as in trying (unsuccessfully) to control my weight smiley - sadfaceI love it but can't buy/eat it smiley - wahsmiley - wahsmiley - wah

Oh black forest gateausmiley - drool


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Post 50059

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

smiley - cross

Didn't you know that I have a guide entry about chocolate cake made with beets?

A87921552


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Post 50060

MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

Looks delish, Paul!!

smiley - drool

I've not had the pleasure of eating Black Forest Cake as of yet. I don't know of a bakery close enough that features it.
smiley - erm


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