Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
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Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
I know my ancestors were there.
We've had this shocking claim from you before.
75% of your ancestors built Stonehenge between 7000 and 4,500 years ago.
For some reason, you prefer to remember the small (2%, 5%?) proportion who arrived as conquerors and settlers and ethnic cleansers.
You're not alone, of course, people who have their DNA tested in this country are only interested in how much Viking they have.
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
With electric vehicle policy a talking point in this election campaign, we answer your questions.
Relatively good article - doesn't tell us how the technology has been changing recently, leading to lithium batteries taking much higher charging rates and (hopefully) lasting longer and longer.
Doesn't tell us where the lithium is coming from and how production is being ramped up.
But does point out that fuel excise is a vital part of the government's revenue and the money will have to be recovered from somewhere else - probably road charging.
No doubt they were the good guys. I often wondered why history books used the term "Norman" when I assumed they were just French. Years later, I discovered the "Normans" ethnic Viking Northmen.
This house actually looks pretty cool!
Cool ? It looks lie a freezing eskimo igloo. I cannot figure out how local soil can cost $40,000.
I think it's the clay that is added to it, perhaps?
Then the bags...
Also, the building permits.
It's 38 degrees today, 39 yesterday. I'd love an igloo!
In mid-summer, I see people wearing coats and jackets. Just observing makes me feel uncomfortable. Aged 3.5, our skinny daughter was fond of clothes. She could not decide which was best to wear. Once we counted 6 layers. Another time we counted 14 layers (mid-summer). She still did not look jumbo.
We tried to limit her consumption of fruit juice unless she had water to help dilute due to the sugar content damaging toddler enamel.
One hot day, I could not refuse her a carton of apple juice. Upon arrival home, I told her not to tell mummy. She ran indoors and squealed: "Mamma. mamma. Pappa bought me juicy and threw it in the bin and said: "Don't tell mamma."
You raised a traitor!!
I told her she does not need to tell mamma everything. She replied she must.
Aged 4, her room resembled a war-zone but not so tidy. In vain, I begged for a narrow pathway from the door to the window.
Anyway, I tidied-up the room. She returned and sh@t me out: "Pappa, my doll must be here not there. My dress must be there, not here. My shoes must be here, not there" ... etc. To test her reaction, I rhetorically asked: "How come Daddy is so stupid" ? she said: "Because you learned nothing at school".