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Message 105229 - Posted: 24 Aug 2021, 12:12:06 UTC - in response to Message 105207.  

If y'all would post some stuff we could get over 10K and let everyone sleep.


You asked, you get non political post...

New study shows Domestic cats prefer to be served instead of hunting for food


. . Methinks the test was essentially and fatally flawed. The "food" in the puzzle portion should have made squeaking noises, smelt like mice and moved furtively around in the puzzle. The numbers would have been reversed. If anyone doubts that try telling it to the mice my red headed mate has disposed of ... <shrug>

Some cats are mousers, and some run and hide from mice. All depends if mommy taught them to hunt.


. . That's an interesting observation. In this case I am the mommy, I raised them both from 1 week old, and I definitely did not teach them to hunt. Though they did have the empty cardboard toilet roll centres to play with and one furry toy all of which they gave hello to. I guess mine are self taught. But I will concede that the redhead is far more enthusiastic and profficient than his tabby brother.

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Message 105230 - Posted: 24 Aug 2021, 12:17:01 UTC - in response to Message 105209.  

Mine is a mouser.
After she catches one, she brings it into the house to show me, and to play with it.
Then gets careless and it gets away, and I have to find it. :(


. . I had one like that too many years ago. She would alert us to her return with muffled mews to present with a mouthful of what seemed to be a dead rat hanging out both sides (a big monster it would be, no small game for her) only to drop it on the floor and while she was waiting for her applause it would get up and head for the hills. But while we would all scramble after it, it was mostly her that caught it again. I think she enjoyed watching us stumble about the place .... ;-)

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Message 105231 - Posted: 24 Aug 2021, 12:18:11 UTC - in response to Message 105211.  

The ones I had would look at them from on top of the couch, laugh at them, yawn and roll over to continue to sleep.


. . Sounds like relatives of Garfield ...

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Message 105233 - Posted: 24 Aug 2021, 16:22:15 UTC - in response to Message 105232.  

I thought that was "good news".
But some folks are totally addicted to them....
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Message 105235 - Posted: 24 Aug 2021, 20:33:47 UTC - in response to Message 105233.  

I thought that was "good news".
But some folks are totally addicted to them....


News of no relevance to me other than some mild amusement. Haven't been in McDonald's this
century or the last ten years of the previous one.
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Message 105236 - Posted: 25 Aug 2021, 4:53:44 UTC - in response to Message 105235.  

I thought that was "good news".
But some folks are totally addicted to them....


News of no relevance to me other than some mild amusement. Haven't been in McDonald's this
century or the last ten years of the previous one.

Wish I could say the same, but I got caught in some backwoods area and it was the only thing open. BARF
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Message 105239 - Posted: 25 Aug 2021, 6:58:41 UTC - in response to Message 105236.  

Wish I could say the same, but I got caught in some backwoods area and it was the only thing open. BARF


I spent 30 years working with adolescents, most of whom would describe somewhere without a McDonalds as a backwoods area or some UK equivalent phrase.
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Message 105249 - Posted: 25 Aug 2021, 22:11:35 UTC - in response to Message 105239.  

Wish I could say the same, but I got caught in some backwoods area and it was the only thing open. BARF


I spent 30 years working with adolescents, most of whom would describe somewhere without a McDonalds as a backwoods area or some UK equivalent phrase.



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"You are entitled to your own opinion but not to your own facts." Senator and Professor Patrick Moynihan
In detail I am a Big Picture sort of guy.
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Message 105251 - Posted: 26 Aug 2021, 2:32:37 UTC

Finally got around to reading the "milkshake" article.
It's more a matter of lack of lorry drivers.
And I thought: What a great opportunity for small robot delivery vehicles. Millions of them running around the footpaths.
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Message 105252 - Posted: 26 Aug 2021, 5:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 105251.  

Finally got around to reading the "milkshake" article.
It's more a matter of lack of lorry drivers.
And I thought: What a great opportunity for small robot delivery vehicles. Millions of them running around the footpaths.


They have them doing home deliveries in Milton Keynes.
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Message 105253 - Posted: 26 Aug 2021, 6:56:36 UTC - in response to Message 105251.  

Finally got around to reading the "milkshake" article.
It's more a matter of lack of lorry drivers.
And I thought: What a great opportunity for small robot delivery vehicles. Millions of them running around the footpaths.

Yes, and they could even be powered by milkshake!
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Message 105255 - Posted: 26 Aug 2021, 7:13:28 UTC - in response to Message 105251.  

Finally got around to reading the "milkshake" article.
It's more a matter of lack of lorry drivers.
It's probably more a case of obsessive business central control. Why aren't the "restaurants" (as they like to call them) supplied with milk from local cows via local dairies?

What's the food-mile cost of supplying every ingredient from a centralisd distribution depot?
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Message 105256 - Posted: 26 Aug 2021, 7:42:46 UTC - in response to Message 105255.  

Probably because the "milk" used in MuckyDee's milk shakes is more a product of a chemical factory than a cow.
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Message 105260 - Posted: 26 Aug 2021, 9:40:30 UTC - in response to Message 105255.  

Finally got around to reading the "milkshake" article.
It's more a matter of lack of lorry drivers.
It's probably more a case of obsessive business central control. Why aren't the "restaurants" (as they like to call them) supplied with milk from local cows via local dairies?

What's the food-mile cost of supplying every ingredient from a centralisd distribution depot?

Economies of scale
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Message 105261 - Posted: 26 Aug 2021, 9:54:34 UTC

Fresh milk is distributed cheaply and at scale in every British city and town - it's a staple of the British diet.

A perennial complaint of British dairy farmers is that the 'economy of scale' purchasing power of British supermarkets forces farm-gate prices close to, or below, the cost of production.
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Message 105271 - Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 2:55:36 UTC - in response to Message 105255.  

Finally got around to reading the "milkshake" article.
It's more a matter of lack of lorry drivers.
It's probably more a case of obsessive business central control. Why aren't the "restaurants" (as they like to call them) supplied with milk from local cows via local dairies?

What's the food-mile cost of supplying every ingredient from a centralisd distribution depot?


. . I think it is more a matter of contracts. The suppliers vie for the large and lucrative clients like Maccas.

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Message 105272 - Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 2:56:39 UTC - in response to Message 105256.  

Probably because the "milk" used in MuckyDee's milk shakes is more a product of a chemical factory than a cow.


. . such cynicism ... :)

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Message 105274 - Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 6:55:44 UTC - in response to Message 105272.  

I've seen the amount of real milk material that's removed, and the amount of additives put in to make up the powder they use to make the "milk" for their shakes.
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Message 105275 - Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 12:26:04 UTC - in response to Message 105139.  
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Well, you have to point at the 'next' guy, because he's the one calling the shots now, isn't he??
You might think that somebody in charge would maybe try to hand the country back to the Taliban in a more controlled fashion.
I personally think this is gonna ride on Biden's shoulders for a long long time, especially after the Taliban plans and carries out their next terrorist attack.

Did I, or did I not predict this?
That post was from back on the 15th.
And our "president" is now a fool on the world's stage.
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