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  1. Couldn't agree more fresh, local and daily are to me the most important points when buying food. Not cheap, convenient and special offer. Spending money in locally owned indepenent shops is good for the local economy where as spending money in shops owned by international corporations is bad for the local economy.
  2. I really hope tesco don't open in shetland they are a huge company which only exist to make huge profits. They will bleed the local economy dry and many of the excellent shops in lerwick would struggle to survive, particularly the butchers. Here in Edinburgh Tesco tried to open in Portabello but thanks to a campaign by local people the council rejected the planning application. I do most of my shopping on Portabello high street and I am very thankfull that there is no Tesco which undoubtably would have forced many of the local shops to close. The future should be diverse not homogenized.
  3. I think climate change and peak oil are going to be huge problems in the future. I think the debate about climate change being caused or not by humans or not is largely irrelivant. Oil is limited so should be conserved for the future by reducing consuption. I do think that climate change has stolen the lime light from the vast array of environmental issues which are equally pressing and need urgent action.
  4. I think breastfeeding should be encouraged it is the best way to feed a baby. Formula feeds should only be used as a last resort and should be viewed as a medicine available by prescription only. But ofcourse it would never happen because of our corrupt medical system.
  5. I use freecycle here in Edinburgh mostly to give things away. It is great for things you would not want to chuck or give to charity. It also has a wanted function. Highly recommended Shetland would benefit from it set one up now.
  6. Does this still go on in Shetland or a the youngsters to busy playing thier computers to bother with it. It is a stange thing if you think about it teenagers stealing vegetables but it was good fun and we even ate the veg!
  7. I work as a stagehand here in Edinburgh it's a fine job good fun and I get to watch lots of gigs. It can be a bit unpredictable at times some months I work flatout others I'm hardly working at all. But it leaves me enough time to do the other things I enjoy doing.
  8. I never said that if you have a tan you will not burn but by developing a tan and with a bit of respect for the sun you should avoid sunburn. I spend a lot of time in the sun and I never protect the backs of my hands and they have never burnt.
  9. Diana Princess of Whales she was in The Little Mermaid
  10. I agree people in the past probably did die before they developed cancer but the point I was making was that they would have been outdoors alot and would have developed a tan there fore would have been protected from sunburn by their tan.
  11. I don't think he's The Devil I think The Devil would be far more intelligent and honest.
  12. perhaps the fact new technologies make it easier to diagnose and treat this type of cancer adds to the awareness of it. and not that it did not exsist before they found out of to find it... When I said What happened before sunscreen? I was meaning What did people do when they were out in the sun? Did they just get burnt all the time?
  13. How much time do you spend outside on sunny days Yowe?
  14. I'm in Edinburgh it's really windy here today just got in from cycling back from work for the second time today it's kinda tough in the wind. I was cycling through the Cowgate at about 9.30pm and some ass threw something at me and it hit me in the cheek. Bloody Edinburgh skeemie w****rs.
  15. Where's the proof that skin cancer is caused by the sun most of the research that shows a link has been funded by the sunscreen industry. Why is skin cancer on the increase when people are spending less time outdoors? What happened before sunscreen? What about vitamin D deficiency? Tanning is the skin natural sunscreen if you go out on a sunny day uncovered and you don't already have a tan you will get burnt, build up a tan slowly from the start of the spring and you won't get burnt. If you put on sunscreen you will be putting harmful substances on your skin which will be absorbed into your body.
  16. On River Cottage one time Hugh had mice in his house. He got a hippy crystal type person to do a cermony thing and she put out some stones and lit some joss sticks and asked the mice to leave. Apparently it worked so you could try that!
  17. The Rapture index is a scary concept it subverts any attempts decent people make to try to improve the world we live in. We say cut greenhouse gas emissions they say increase them so we can be closer to god. It is a very dangerous banch of religious fundamentalism, especially as they have links to some of the most powerful individuals on this planet. Far more worrying than the bearded one who lives in a cave.
  18. Your right squintpinkies you should build up your tan with short bursts but you should not use sunscreen at all
  19. http://www.theecologist.org/archive_detail.asp?content_id=419 Here's a web page with information about the sun and sun cream Information about fake tan comes from the same source but is not on-line. I will need to look out the mag it was in.
  20. Don't use fake tan they contain untested dangerous chemicals.
  21. The Anglo Saxons had a horse god and were forbidden from eating horse. This religious law has passed down into British culture which makes use unlikley to eat horse. I had horse in Italy It was good but you might have difficulty finding a butcher who would supply it in this country.
  22. You Need Sun The sun gives you vitamin D and is the best source you can get. Without vitamin D your bones will go soft. Vitamin D deficiency is known to cause several bone diseases, due to insufficient calcium or phosphate in the bones: Rickets: a childhood disease characterized by failure of growth and deformity of long bones. Osteoporosis: a condition characterized by fragile bones. Osteomalacia: a bone-thinning disorder in adults that is characterised by proximal muscle weakness and bone fragility. Osteomalacia can only occur in a mature skeleton Ignore the warnings that sun causes premature aging and skin cancer these claims are based on suncream manufacturer funded research. A bit of common sense is all that is required: Don't go out in the midday(1pm BST) sun uncovered unless you already have a good tan, tan is your natural sunscreen. Build up your tan by going out in the sun as often as possible from spring onwards. If you are out in the sun and need to protect yourself use a hat and white clothing insted of sunscreen. Read the ingredients of your sunscreen many of the chemicals used have not been tested for safety. Many of the have been linked to cancer and other health problems. Your sunscreen will do you more damage than the sun. I am outside alot in all weather but especially when it's sunny and haven't used suncream for years.
  23. I tend to go with the evolutionists but do accept the creation is a fact, as has been said before the world/universe was created and has evolved the question is what instigated the creation and the subsequent evolutions. Where the religions fail is that they try to say that god(s) created the universe as it is now and any changes are wrought by god(s). They really are missing the point, god is nature and nature is god they are the same so when they argue against evolutionary theory they are arguing against god. I do not think we will ever know what happened before the big bang but it is possable that it was created in the laboratory of a very big scientist (god) and our universe is just somebodies phd paper. Or our universe is just an atom in another being. But even if somebody was to proove to me beyond all shadow of doubt I still wouldn't sign up to a religion or change my lifestyle.
  24. "well, its shetland water, so theres not much of it."
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