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by Gottard
May 30th, 2016, 10:35 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 27357

Re: GM and the Greens

Monsanto and several US companies -especially chemical, oil and pharma, are extremely powerful lobbyists with the US and EU establishment. It is very difficult to distinguish genuine -or not- press articles. Cynically speaking: rather than their power we have to dread their counterparts, i.e. their ...
by Gottard
April 25th, 2016, 3:03 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 69751

Re: Good video links

The Friendly Atheist posted this today. I like it. It speaks volumes of good sense and it made me smile. Thanks! I see that people have the same thoughts irrespective of their Country's policy. Alas, some countries (theocracies) try to imbue one single policy into their nationals, generating androi...
by Gottard
January 13th, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 118
Views: 12141

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

...and mind, how do Catholics reconcile "inclusion and regard" with the fact to have named saints as protectors of wars (Saint Barbara patron saint of armourers, artillerymen, military engineers).
by Gottard
January 2nd, 2016, 10:45 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 110
Views: 44780

Re: Solstice

Unbelievable, I am not able to identity this place where, I'm sure, Fia recently showed me around.
by Gottard
December 22nd, 2015, 1:08 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 110
Views: 44780

Re: Solstice

A new solar cycle has begun, day-light will increase by the day so will the happiness of my friends, ....at least, that is what I hope. :wave:
by Gottard
September 18th, 2015, 2:10 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!
Replies: 139
Views: 15833

Re: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!

Years on. the pope now is Francisco. Not sure if last news (yesterday) has already reached you. New declaration: "the woman is no more a tempter inducing into sin" ...."as it was a woman who gave birth to Jesus...". However, I have a problem to grasp the "epiphany": wasn't Jesus conceived by the sai...
by Gottard
August 10th, 2015, 3:53 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 27357

Re: GM and the Greens

I wrote "copyrighted" when I should have said "patented". Re,: "Considering the amount of time, money and effort that it takes to create a plant through traditional methods that has the traits and qualities that the breeder desires, it makes sense to protect the investment through a patent". My posi...
by Gottard
August 9th, 2015, 5:35 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 27357

Re: GM and the Greens

Can anyone explain why the fruit that I buy at supermarkets today, be it apple, peer, peach.....taste all the same (i.e. light pumpkin taste)? I could as well buy the cheapest ....given the "equated" taste!
by Gottard
August 9th, 2015, 5:27 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 27357

Re: GM and the Greens

The statement from the Scottish Government: GM crop ban I firmly believe that GM policy in Scotland should be guided by what's best for our economy Not science, then? Alan, let me say that "health" should come in prominence. Besides, I don't like the fact that often semences are "copyrighted" and u...
by Gottard
July 27th, 2015, 4:17 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 27357

Re: GM and the Greens

Thank you Alan, this info is much interesting. :thumbsup:
by Gottard
July 21st, 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 27357

Re: GM and the Greens

I'd be happy enough with a situation where traditional foods with a long track record of safety were exempted from testing, where foods known to be poisonous were banned, and where novel foods required safety assessments. I don't think I'd complain either if novel foods which contained genetically ...
by Gottard
July 17th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 27357

Re: GM and the Greens

Dear friends, I have swiftly read your entries (extremely busy these days) about this topic and I feel to express the following thought/opinion: 1- we should start with a premise that "natural food" in the meaning of food presented to us by nature and natural selection needs no testing for the simpl...
by Gottard
July 16th, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 224710

Re: The future of Government (if any)

https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/88355/width668/image-20150714-21734-1mrybsi.jpg Comfortable? Sang Tan / AP/Press Association Images Bad news week for BBC as Murdoch press sharpens claws John Jewell, Cardiff University It’s to be yet another we...
by Gottard
July 13th, 2015, 10:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 118
Views: 12141

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

:laughter:
by Gottard
June 21st, 2015, 6:11 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 110
Views: 44780

Re: Solstice

Happy Solstice from far away "The Alps' highs" where I can monitor you all .....supposing absence of clouds, i.e. never!
by Gottard
February 15th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 118
Views: 12141

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

"They cannot kill all of us" To perpetrate this savagery I suspect the shooter (or the organization) must have gained info from a source; Twitter? Fb? Public event news? What I fear is that this sort of organizations may produce intelligence (names of people to be hit) just snooping through social ...
by Gottard
February 11th, 2015, 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Communications Capabilities Development Programme
Replies: 19
Views: 2117

Re: Communications Capabilities Development Programme

Alan H wrote:Odd that you posted that here, Elio, but Skype is pretty good much of the time. Never heard of TeamSpeak.
Thanks. Where was I supposed to write?
by Gottard
February 10th, 2015, 3:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Communications Capabilities Development Programme
Replies: 19
Views: 2117

Re: Communications Capabilities Development Programme

Can anyone pls. say if Skype is still the best and widely used videoconferencing system. Is TeamSpeak a close alternative?