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« Reply #72000 on: October 17, 2019, 05:23:37 am »
That was one of my main impressions of rural UK when I visited. That, compared to continental Europe, houses and streets seemed scaled down by 10-20%.
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« Reply #72001 on: October 17, 2019, 05:51:22 am »
Italian figure stands out imo. Twice as high as in UK, France or Spain for unfavorable  :hmm:

Would have been interesting to get the figure for Portugal, another country hit hard by austerity.

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« Reply #72002 on: October 17, 2019, 07:14:37 am »
Apparently Poland is moving to ban sex ed from school. All of it. To protect kids from "depravity." The proposed law offers up to 3 years in prison for any teacher violating it.
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« Reply #72003 on: October 17, 2019, 07:29:55 am »
They can look forward to a raise in teenage pregnancy numbers.
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« Reply #72004 on: October 17, 2019, 07:31:22 am »
They can look forward to a raise in teenage pregnancy numbers.

Like that's a bad thing in conservative Catholic circles. :D

*queue "Every Sperm is Sacred" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life*
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« Reply #72005 on: October 17, 2019, 09:33:27 am »
They can look forward to a raise in teenage pregnancy numbers.

Like that's a bad thing in conservative Catholic circles. :D

*queue "Every Sperm is Sacred" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life*

Indeed.  Teenage pregnancy is God's way of telling a girl to get in the kitchen and start making sammiches.
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« Reply #72006 on: October 17, 2019, 10:34:41 am »
Road death rate in the UK is far lower than the USA though :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate


We are probably traveling at much higher speeds...just based on what has been said in this thread anyway.
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« Reply #72007 on: October 17, 2019, 03:44:21 pm »
Speaking of road deaths, I want a Onewheel.

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« Reply #72008 on: October 19, 2019, 01:49:07 am »
TV spot for Katjes vegan chocolate, with a Riefenstahlian tinge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoazx5UTw6s

"Every life is valuable. And cows are no milk machines. Not even for chocolate."

Milk farmers have, predictably, protested against the spot.
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« Reply #72009 on: October 19, 2019, 07:55:48 am »
Wow, this place is still going....

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« Reply #72010 on: October 19, 2019, 08:04:46 am »
Hey,  good to see you back.  How are things?

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« Reply #72011 on: October 19, 2019, 08:30:44 am »
Wow, this place is still going....

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« Reply #72012 on: October 19, 2019, 08:40:11 am »

"And cows are no milk machines."


Actually, that's pretty much exactly what diary cattle are.

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« Reply #72013 on: October 19, 2019, 09:33:43 am »
Wow, this place is still going....

 :cool:

Welcome back Hami, how are you doing.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #72014 on: October 19, 2019, 10:21:01 am »
TV spot for Katjes vegan chocolate, with a Riefenstahlian tinge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoazx5UTw6s

"Every life is valuable. And cows are no milk machines. Not even for chocolate."

Milk farmers have, predictably, protested against the spot.

Milk chocolate:  :x
Vegan ersatz goods:  :x