Posts by Recusant

    I <i>used to be </i> one of those super lefty types, now I´m more in the school of thought otherwise known as &quot;bugger off and leave me to do my own thing&quot;. Apparently that´s also known as libertarianism! But that doesn´t really suit me either, I may subscribe to the way of &quot;meh&quot; in future <img src=smilies/icon_smile_big.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>

    Cheers guys, I had a pretty nice day all round, combining a beer festival with a geeky night in with friends <img src=smilies/icon_smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> I´m 20 now; an old man! Oh and Stormie, Recusant is a name I picked out of a dictionary trying to find something cool and rebellious back when I was one of those silly naive teenagers <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Let´s just say I used to be incredibly left wing and saw a protest or two. Anyway, it means a non-comformist or dissenter although it actually comes from Roman Catholic dissenters during and after the English Reformation.

    Anyone else thinking of the spectrum interceptors from Captain Scarlet after looking at the pictures? I suspect this would only last until there´s an accident, it becomes obvious that even a minor cock-up is easily fatal and enthusiasm just drops out of it.

    Yep, love it. I´m off to Capel Curig, near Snowdonia for a weekend in a couple of weeks time if all goes to plan. I don´t do multiday hikes very often since I don´t have a tent that´s very good for hiking with so I either sleep rough or bivvy if I can during the summer. That looks like a fun hike, plenty of nice views along the way and hopefully decent weather too. Have fun!

    Don´t forget the costs of R&amp;D for these drugs. That´s often the real problem for the pharmaceutical companies, it´s very expensive to develop a drug and you always run the risk that it doesn´t pass approval at the last moment. The cheap drugs abroad are from generics companies such as those in India. The patent laws are different there so their prices are based purely on production costs.

    Guys, this isn´t some procedure for somebody who doesn´t like the shape of their cheeks or something! I´ll say it again: Your face does more than make you look pretty!

    Bizarrely I was in a pub yesterday with some medic students and the subject turned to pharmic economics. Herceptin costs something like £10,000 per patient per year!

    It´s not like they´re getting an exact copy of the face of someone else, they retain their bone structure and musculature. This surgery can help those whose faces are horribly disfigured. Your face isn´t just there to look pretty, it allows you to blink to keep your eyes moist, it allows you to use your lips to speak properly and to hold in saliva etc. On top of that it helps boost the self confidence of the victim. Even without the &quot;evils of Western society&quot; that Taw loves to harp on about, the general public will always react to seeing someone missing a nose walking the street. If the victim is willing to have such drastic surgery and is fully aware of the consequences and risks of rejection and a life of daily doses of anti-rejection pills, then I say let them do so.

    DS9Phoenix, it´s more of an American thing, look out for online videos concerning Kanye West and the Katrina Aid Appeal <img src=smilies/icon_smile_wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>

    <img src=smilies/icon_smile_question.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Any chance someone could translate that!? (I think we have a contender for Wolfy´s crown!)

    He p*ssed me off a fair old bit (he went out of his way to annoy on me on MSN), but I have to admit he could be damn funny. He just had this tendency to try to give his point of view with a sledgehammer and if you disagreed he got a bigger hammer and started making personal insults. If that didn´t work he´d disappear into some role-playing world of his and harp on about wizards and dragons. EDIT: I do miss maswastage and Chetnik though, and where´s Jagged, that rabbit worshipper? Edited by - Recusant on 9/20/2005 10:04:39 AM *language!* Edited by - Tawakalna (Reloaded) on 9/22/2005 11:45:11 AM

    Just did a brief google on Wumpscut, looks to me like they´re just controversial and provocative. The Nazi-ism is just hear-say and accusations. Although even if they were a bunch of Nazis, who cares, this is about music not politics.

    Apolitical Stand for Reason, An - Capdown Buffalo soldier - Bob Marley California Sun - Ramones Different - Hundred Reasons Enter Sandman - Metallica Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix Good People - Jack Johnson Hand in Hand - Beatsteaks I am a Passenger - Iggy Pop Just Dropped In - First Edition &amp; Kenny Rogers (Big Lebowski soundtrack) Kids Aren´t Alright, The - The Offspring Last Summer - lostprophets Message To You Rudy - The Specials Nails - Sick of it All One - Johnny Cash Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails Quickening, The - Bad Religion Revenga - System of a Down Scatterlings of Africa - Johnny Clegg &amp; Savuka Tumble and Fall - Feeder Un-United Kingdom - Pitchshifter View, The - Modest Mouse Windowlicker - Aphex Twin X-static - Foo fighters You Think I Ain´t Worth a Dollar But I feel like a millionaire - Queens of the Stone Age Zwitter - Rammstein

    <font size=1 face="trebuchet ms"><BLOCKQUOTE><hr size=1 noshade>This could signal that the world is on the brink of an environmental collapse. <hr size=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face=´trebuchet ms, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica´ size=2> Environmental collapse could be taking it a bit far. It could equally indicate a small fluctuation in any number of factors affecting their environment. Still, it´s an unfortunate aspect of the capitalist system that externalities such as pollution largely go unchallenged until they affect humans. *Rambles on about Aldo Leopold´s land ethic*

    Yep, right near the edge with Kent. I tell you what was surreal, seeing a flock of bright green parrots in the snow a couple of years ago. They´re definitely thriving. Two years ago it was a pleasant surprise to spot the odd parrot, now you can hear the squawking most of the time. There´s a group of 20+ that we´re aware of near the house. In some parks there are flocks of hundreds. Even more oddly, apparently there was once a small group of escaped wallabies living wild in the Peak District, they were first spotted in the ´60s and survived through till the ´90s!

    Heeeey I´ve been around, just a little quieter, and I´ve never been particularly noisy anyway! Strewth, 2½ years I´ve been coming to this place! *Waits for some massive blasts from the past*

    Amphibians are both cold-blooded and would appear to have particularly porous and sensitive skin compared to most other classes of vertebrate. On top of that most species need to live in moist environments were chemical run off from agriculture and industry will accumulate. So both climate change or the presence of toxic chemicals in the animal´s environment are likely to affect it immediately and to a greater extent. <A href=´´ Target=_Blank>And amphibians in the UK look to be at risk of being further whalloped by a new fungal disease</a> recently brought in by released American bull-frogs. I can´t stand the ignoramuses who release foreign species into the wild, they can´t have a clue what they´re doing. *looks at parrots flying around in back garden stripping every apple tree they can find* Edited by - Recusant on 9/16/2005 3:10:15 AM