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Offline Maik

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08/10/20
« on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 00:43:37 »
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Glassified brain cells found in victim of Vesuvius eruption

Preserved brain cells have been found in the remains of a young man who died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
https://www.livescience.com/preserved-neurons-vesuvius-eruption.html

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 10:35:41 »
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Dog Torturer on the Run as Greece Hails Brave Vet

Greek police are currently hunting down a 55-year-old man from the city of Chania in Crete who viciously abused his dog.

Thanks to the brave actions of a heroic vet, the traumatized canine was brought back to health and is now ready for adoption.

In agony, the dog had suffered extreme torture from its owner, having been hanged and its genitals mutilated, and required hours of medical care.

Apparently, the adorable pup was abused because he simply wanted to play with toys.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/10/07/dog-torturer-on-the-run-as-greece-hails-brave-vet/

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 10:40:17 »
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Lincolnshire mum raises thousands for dog shelter wrecked by hurricane

A Lincolnshire woman who adopted a dog from a Greek dog rescue has raised over £7,000 for the shelter after it was destroyed by a hurricane.

Huxley had been abandoned in an oil grove with his two siblings by his previous owner before being taken in by Zante Strays, a local dog shelter on the Greek island.
https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2020/10/lincolnshire-mum-raises-thousands-for-dog-shelter-wrecked-by-hurricane/

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 10:56:11 »
Anyone who uses Instagram might like to check out #See_Kefalonia and kefalonia_island_greece

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 11:16:09 »
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Greece agrees for 3.5 million doses of vaccines from AstraZeneca, Alpha TV reports

According to information aired on the channel, the first batch with 3.5 million doses will arrive in Greece by the end of 2020 and vaccination will begin immediately, with priority given to healthcare workers and vulnerable groups.
http://en.protothema.gr/greece-agrees-for-3-5-million-doses-of-vaccines-from-astrazeneca-alpha-tv-reports/

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 11:40:19 »
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That Summer: Greek island hopping in 1983
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/summer-greek-islands-1983-hopping-santorini-greece-a9544061.html

Ah, the good old days! Where did they go!?!


Maybe it's just me, but I wish Louis de Bernières had taken a holiday on Corfu or somewhere other than Kefalonia.

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 13:23:53 »
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Dog Torturer on the Run as Greece Hails Brave Vet

Greek police are currently hunting down a 55-year-old man from the city of Chania in Crete who viciously abused his dog.

Thanks to the brave actions of a heroic vet, the traumatized canine was brought back to health and is now ready for adoption.

In agony, the dog had suffered extreme torture from its owner, having been hanged and its genitals mutilated, and required hours of medical care.!!!Apparently, the adorable pup was abused because he simply wanted to play with toys.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/10/07/dog-torturer-on-the-run-as-greece-hails-brave-vet/

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Should have done the same to him.

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 17:25:19 »
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Blind peer cleared of assaulting masseuse after arguing that he was using his hands to 'see' her
Lord Holmes of Richmond was accused of touching a beauty therapist's buttocks and asking if she did 'extras' - which he denied
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/08/blind-peer-cleared-assaulting-masseuse-arguing-using-hands-see/

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 18:04:05 »


Apparently that's the new *electric* Hardly-Davidson. According to the Telegraph it goes from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, rather than 3 hours, but I doubt anyone bought a Harley for speed. So maybe it's not born to be mild, but I'd think second-hand petrol v-twins might be a pretty good investment.

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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 09 October, 2020 @ 09:50:58 »

"...it goes from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, rather than 3 hours, but I doubt anyone bought a Harley for speed..."

Ouch!! As an owner, I can't let this misconception go unchallenged.
The 0-60 times of current petrol models are in the region of 4 to 6 seconds, so Hardly Ablesons are most definitely not slow.
Cumbersome, heavy, yes. But not slow
Plus, you're unlikely to come across a single bike that hasn't received a performance upgrade. Harley have a whole range of performance parts, Screaming Eagle (aka Squawking Chicken)

"...so maybe it's not born to be mild, but I'd think second-hand petrol v-twins might be a pretty good investment..."

Agreed. Previous decade's Panheads, Knuckleheads and Shovelheads are the most collectable


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Re: 08/10/20
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 09 October, 2020 @ 10:31:58 »
I'll take your word for it!  There's a beehive for motorcyclists near to where we live and the lampposts for miles around are adorned with speed warnings aimed at motorcyclists. I see quite a few HDs on the road but it's not the Harley riders who go screaming past us.

To be honest, when I saw the photo of the electric HD I thought it was a BMW.