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Mike Macgirvin
mike@macgirvin.com
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
This story is wrong on so many levels. For the moment we'll ignore the obvious ones. This has been quietly brushed under the carpet and kept out of the public eye for 7 years.

Pharmacist fights for licence after fake drugs found at children's hospital

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An investigation finds thousands of counterfeit prescription pills made their way into Australia's official supply chain in 2010, ending up at a children's hospital in Sydney.
Marshall Sutherland
  
He bought the drugs from an unlicensed supplier who sold stock from an unmarked van.

Sounds totally legit!
michaelmd
  
no surprise

nobody should be tolerating scams in silence

not after the last couple of years

all suspicious walls of silence must be torn down
Mike Macgirvin
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In response to both: this isn't the code writing desk. It's the desk desk.

[Edit: And to the next question -  "one guitar, really?" don't be silly. I could stock a music store. Or throw a party and supply computers to all the attendees. And I've got my own brewery.] :-P
Fabio
  
so, computers, guitars and beer for everyone: let us know when the party is!
Mike Macgirvin
  
Last night. Sorry.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
-- Buddha
Einer von Vielen
  
Reminds me of "Sapere aude" in the sense Immanuel Kant used it.

"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity." He argues that the immaturity is self-inflicted not from a lack of understanding, but from the lack of courage to use one's reason, intellect, and wisdom without the guidance of another. He exclaims that the motto of enlightenment is "Sapere aude"! – Dare to be wise!
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Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
An aboriginal leader on the question of how to handle nuclear waste:

"Well if it had been up to us, we would never have been in this position, because we would never have allowed the technology that results in nuclear waste. We would have looked back seven generations for lessons from our ancestors and looked forward seven generations to its risks and harms to future generations and decided against its use."
Manuel Jiménez Friaza
  
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Manuel Jiménez Friaza
  
aboriginal
Beautiful word! < lat. ab origine
Beni Grind
  
@Seth Martin lool, the only correct answer!
Mike Macgirvin
  
I hope this isn't referring to "current" events


Nope. These events happened over about 150-200 years. Current events are merely providing a match for that keg of dynamite you're sitting on.
Michael Meer
  
A short cut may give enough power for the spark we need for the dynamite.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Got Zot?

A battle rages for the future of the Web

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Should the WWW be locked down with DRM? Tim Berners-Lee needs to decide, and soon.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
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Is he Sir or un-Sir?
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Hubzilla_wp (Hubzilla/Wordpress bridge - WordPress side) Version 1.4
Mike Macgirvin
  
This should fix @Manuel Jiménez Friaza 's quote issue.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
43C (110F)


and climbing.
Mike Macgirvin
  
The news was fun. A lot of people frying eggs in odd places. On top of cars, on sidewalks, on rocks, rooftops....
Maria Karlsen
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I don't know what to say. I am ashamed I've ever complained about 30°C being too hot...
Mike Macgirvin
  
Here we go - not very often that the temperature in the highlands is higher than the middle of the outback but it was only by a degree or two.


https://twitter.com/QPSmedia/status/830322391737720832
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
One in three kids showing signs of UV eye damage

'No hat, no sunglasses, no play': Schools urged to make eye protection compulsory

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Doctors call on schools to make sunglasses compulsory after an alarming number of young children present with eye damage.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Ouch, I did not know that. The article said she had taken her kid to the beach in summer without sunglasses, so it seemed a bit too much to make it part of the school uniform unless on a field trip.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Aussie schoolkids aren't allowed outside for recess without a wide-brim hat, and unless it's raining - sunblock. We all know people who go to the beach and try to act like normal beach-goers; and we also know most will die from skin cancer. I go to the beach completely covered and the collar of my long-sleeved shirt turned up to protect my neck. Same as I do around the farm. My short sleeve shirts are only for working inside, and swim suit/(costume) is only worn at indoor pools. This is the world we live in.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
I guess I have grown blinkers in my wet world.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Jeff Beck on guitars



Jeff Beck's Guitar Collection
by Australian Musician on YouTube
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Seems like a nice guy.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
I suppose somebody needs to ask the question, so I will. Where do we go from here?

We're watching in real time as the world goes down the sewer into depths that probably haven't been seen since the breakup of the Roman Empire. Power and wealth are concentrating into fewer hands and threaten to enslave all the remaining free peoples of the world in wars and petty bickering about idealogy. The centralised media structures have become the eyes and ears (as well as the mouth of) of the state.

We saw the warning signs - years ago. That's why free alternatives such as hubzilla exist. Is anybody going to use these tools to regain the citisen voice, or even to counter the hate narrative and build and share any of the other things that they are passionate about? Or will they too become the mouthpiece of the alt-right and the "Fourth Turning"? These were once just fringe ideas, but the constant din of them into our lives over the last year has given them form - and ultimately created their reality; just as a pre-occupation with an imaginary illness will almost certainly create that illness and give it reality.

Personally I don't really want this platform to become dominated by the hate narrative, but that's what is happening. Over half my stream and closer to 3/4 is now triggering my content filtering. I know you all mean well, but everybody is falling into the divisiveness trap. I would prefer to pull the plug rather than see my work turned into yet another unwilling participant in the rapidly congealing and coalescing global war.  The way to counter this idiot is not to keep talking about him. He's a narcissist fer cryin out loud.  The way to counter this is to get on with your life; or else you'll wake up one day and find this is no longer possible. Let's spread different ideas; such as humanism, and the health of the underlying planet we inhabit, and a level playing field for all. And communication systems which you have at least a bit of control over.

Use it or lose it.
Marshall Sutherland
  
I feel like a "super angry rebel" at times, but I don't hate the world, just those who think they rule it (and us).
elmussol
  
I'm honoured that @Mike Macgirvin worries about us at els Mussols.
elmussol
  
I worry about his cows and the health of @Carolus Rex too.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
What could possibly go wrong?

House rolls back rule restricting gun sales

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The Republican-led House voted Thursday to repeal an Obama-era Social Security Administration regulation to keep people with severe mental illnesses from buying guns.
Christian Vogeley
 
The greatest job creator in the prison industry God ever created.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
@Chicken Channel+ Anybody have any experience with vent gleet? (Fungus on the chook's backside). Recommendations?
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Another batch of #homebrew goes into bottles.

This is how I cope with people that have no vision or ambition beyond "let's create a social network. It will be awesome, because everybody loves social networks, and they love me because I'm awesome. I'll make the best social network ever. It will be a great social network, and I'll make Facebook pay for it."

Cheers mate...

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Michael Meer
  
cheers! Never produced my beer by myself. How much eqiupment is needed?
Manuel Jiménez Friaza
  
¡Salud! :beer
Mike Macgirvin
  
You can get kits that start about $USD 30 and make something acceptable.You will always want more equipment; but I've been doing this since I was sixteen years old. Haven't bought any new equipment in years. If you don't fall prey to the "I must have a larger boiler" bug, You can make beer full time for a couple hundred dollars investment (plus raw materials).
Fabio
  
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Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Thanks!
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
The Burrawang General Store will be closed Australia Day

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Burrawang General Store Cafe in the charming village of Burrawang in the
Southern Highlands of NSW.
kris
  
it's nice to see green in our grey sky and cold weather.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Because soil management.

Introduction to soil management : Soil management and health : University of Minnesota Extension
The goal of soil management is to protect soil and enhance its performance, so you can farm profitably and preserve environmental quality for decades to come.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
A reminder of what can happen if you don't keep your beer locked up.

Jogger mauled by kangaroo - CNN Video

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A jogger in Australia received dozens of stitches after being knocked over and mauled by a male kangaroo.
Michael Meer