General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

13 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  September 15, 2017

    Hard decision to make today. I’ve just received a heap of leftover food from a function. Most of it worthless white bread and crap filled with preservatives and other strange stuff.

    So my moral dilemma is, do I feed it to the sparrows, or not? This crap could shorten their already short lives even further.

    Unfortunately, that decision is now out of my hands. Ted, the boss sparrow, is flying past and pecking at the window. Like a crazed liberal he wont stop until he’s forced to. So out go the leftovers.

    All I need now are some binoculars to see if they fall out of the trees with congestive liver failure. If they do, they will die happy.

    I will update you as events unfold.

    • patupaiarehe

       /  September 15, 2017

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 15, 2017

        I don’t know how you knew about what was in it and whether the white bread was a high-fibre brand or not.

        Try being less negative. This particular forum should be a negativity-free zone, I think.

        • Corky

           /  September 15, 2017

          I’m guessing, Patupaiarehe, you looked at the ingredients label on the bread bag to see what the bread had in it, and whether it was ‘high fibre.’ I see nothing negative about that.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  September 15, 2017

            If these were sandwiches, they probably didn’t come in a bread bag. The negativity is in your disdainful dismissal of this food-why accept it if it has all those thingd in it ?

    • Gezza

       /  September 15, 2017

      I thought that was quite sweet, Corky. ❤️

  2. Kevin

     /  September 15, 2017

    Nitrous Oxide ruled not illegal under UK’s equivalent of the Psychoactive Substances Act:

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/30/nitrous-oxide-is-actually-still-legal-after-landmark-court-decision-6889733/

    “For something to count as a psychoactive substance under the new law, it needs to fit into two categories.

    First, it needs to produce a ‘psychoactive’ effect – basically, it needs to get you high in some way.

    Second – and this is the important bit – it needs to not be one of many things that are exempted, such as alcohol, food or medicine.

    Obviously balloons aren’t alcohol, and you don’t really eat nitrous oxide (although it is used as a food additive). Nitrous oxide is, however, very commonly administered as medicine.”

    Why it this important? Under section 9(3)(d) of the Psychoactive Substances Act, “herbal remedies” are exempt. Not withstanding the Misuse of Drugs Act medical cannabis as defined as a “herbal remedy” would not be illegal under Psychoactive Substances Act.

    And legal definition of herbal remedy?

    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1981/0118/latest/DLM53795.html#DLM53795

    herbal remedy means a medicine (not being or containing a prescription medicine, or a restricted medicine, or a pharmacy-only medicine) consisting of—
    (a)
    any substance produced by subjecting a plant to drying, crushing, or any other similar process; or
    (b)
    a mixture comprising 2 or more such substances only; or
    (c)
    a mixture comprising 1 or more such substances with water or ethyl alcohol or any inert substance

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  September 15, 2017

    Er.this is the lightweight zone, Kevin.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  September 15, 2017

    I mowed the lawn and freed a few of the Hellawi Tribe today. After 2/12 times the usual rainfall for the month, it was like mowing a bog in places, even after a few sunny days-24o today.

  5. phantom snowflake

     /  September 15, 2017

  6. Blazer

     /  September 15, 2017

  7. Gezza

     /  September 15, 2017