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  1. At least when you are alone you can trust the person you are with. Most of the time!
  2. A Red Notice is a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition. It is issued by the General Secretariat at the request of a member country or an international tribunal based on a valid national arrest warrant. The issue of a red notice does not dispense with the principle of innocent until proven guilty. Evidence that the alleged murderer may be guilty of the offence has been laid before court and it has considered there is sufficient evidence to prosecute, therefore an arrest warrant is issued for his detention in order that he can be brought before the court to face the charges. A court will later decide, on submission of all evidence, whether he is guilty or not.
  3. McCarrick, who has been living in seclusion in a remote friary in Kansas, has responded publicly to only one of the allegations, saying he has "absolutely no recollection" of an alleged case of sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy more than 50 years ago. It seems the First Lady disagrees with him A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.” ― Barbara Bush
  4. My apologies, I mistakenly thought you were referring to the headline
  5. But it's highly possible the reporters do not know the difference or do any research. They may just simply quote stuff without understanding it?
  6. I'm not saying it isn't possibly BS as you state, but elephants are very smart creatures and learn from interaction with humans; to the extent that they have reactions to smell, gender, clothes, language and other factors. Elephants mistreated by someone wearing the same colour clothes as the poor victim may react aggressively to the woman's clothing and take action. There appears to be some truth in elephants never forget; it appears they also hold grudges. When culling a herd of elephants (horrible but it is done to protect habitats and vegetation) it is essential that every single one is culled and none escape. If individuals or small groups escape they have been known to take revenge.
  7. http://www.y-kiki.com/pdfs/dsd.pdf Extract from the PADI Manual.. Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) or 'Try Diving' is a method to give people their first 'safe' experience of the underwater environment; the rules are fairly self explanatory. Lots of people don't know if they want to fork out a large wedge of cash to do the Open Water Course (OWC) and are offered this as a tempter. Money spent on DSD is then discounted against the OWC fees if they sign up for the full 4 day programme. In some countries it's seen as a money spinner and rules on student teacher ratios and safe depths are often ignored, which leads to PADI being referred to as Pay And Dive Immediately.
  8. Nail, head, hit! Arterial Gas Embolism If a diver surfaces without exhaling, air trapped in the lungs expands with ascent and may rupture lung tissue - called pulmonary barotrauma - which releases gas bubbles into the arterial circulation. This distributes them to body tissues in proportion to the blood flow. Since the brain receives the highest proportion of blood flow, it is the main target organ where bubbles may interrupt circulation if they become lodged in small arteries. This is arterial gas embolism, or AGE, considered the more serious form of DCI. In some cases the diver may have made a panicked ascent, or he may have held his breath during ascent. However, AGE can occur even if ascent appeared completely normal, and pulmonary disease such as obstructive lung disease may increase the risk of AGE.
  9. And then they send your family the bill for the bullets
  10. Two years and think again. That gives the suppliers of the products enough time to clear most of their stocks by encouraging the poor farmers to stockpile in the belief that it is the best stuff to use but will be banned. Buy now while it's still available!!! After two years the suppliers can then say they are fully committed to the protection of the environment and want to ban these horrible chemicals. Win-win situation - make as much money as possible and then claim to be a guardian of the planet. Job done for vested interests!
  11. https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20909 'I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.' An excerpt from the modern interpretation of the Hippocratic Oath. It is not wrong to tell the truth and admit medical science has an inability to cure some problems. To my mind it is more damaging to the patient and the family to give them false hope whereby they desperately seek alternative and more experimental treatments that would cause unnecessary mental and physical suffering to the patient; and mental and financial suffering for the family that has to finally face life without the patient.
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