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    I am in rural France. They are cruel predators to be sure. But I think they have as much right to live here as cats and foxes? Maybe more right than cats who get fed and not in danger of extinction and kill just for larks? (Our dog's a bit of a mouse killer too.) Bio diversity is nice. But too many ppl and agricultural pressure means they are not welcome. Most results I got re stone martens (just now) is how to evict them from your house/attic! (Presumably after having built all over their territory? Where are they suppose to live then?) Re Frankie (the missing pet ferret) is he a male then? If so I had no idea that male ferrets came into season. (Must be a girl ferret I am now guessing?)
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    Is it a ferret? Think I saw a stone (or beech) marten here a few evenings ago, while driving home after walking the dog. (It was crossing the country lane and disappeared into some bushes.) Initially I thought it was a funny-coloured cat (as reddish brown) with a small head. Then at home googled it and realised it must have been a marten! Very sweet! (Unless you are its prey?!)
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    I am trying to work out how your avatar links to "ashestoashes". Is it new? (If yes, clue please?)
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    When the cost of washing becomes just too much

    Too much unnecessary washing is bad for the environment! I liked the other poster's suggestion (up thread) that washing clothes too often also risks more plastic micro-fibres ending up in the sea. So all the poor kids shd either wear ethical natural fibres (eg organic cotton/wool/silk) or wear their nylon stuff till it wears out? (Which it never will but it might get ripped or melted.) Or the other suggestion of animal skins! (Which animals are permitted as "uniform"?) I smell lovely! (I think.)
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    3 killed by train in South London

    Get the chosen ones to provide their own materials. (Or give them a voucher for materials if feeling generous.) Electrify around the resulting wall to protect it from er graffiti? (How does Banksy' stuff survive then?) PS Not fond of that photo your posted. Think there are better examples of graffiti around?
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    3 killed by train in South London

    I think sanctioned graffiti is the way forward then? Encourage those who have talent to do it safely?
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    When the oil (and sand) runs out

    Nice garden from what is visible! Looks tropical?
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    When the oil (and sand) runs out

    Nice new avatar!
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    Upskirting

    I am not sure it should be illegal tho? Shdn't we be keeping the law book as simple as possible and use the police to make sure ppl behave better in general?
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    Had the twats won the Brexit vote

    Ironic again I am guessing? Where's the emoji for that? (You need one as I am never sure if you are being serious!)
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    It's especially relevant to the hours I keep! I go to bed pretty late-ish. Then I sleep shockingly well and wake up late each morning! Retired now, so why not cos I am enjoy my routine and as long as I have no appts or other obligations?! I have always been an owl and had to fight it for so many years ie thru school, uni, work, kids. Now I can sleep (9-10hrs) according to my natural daily rhythm and it's GREAT! I assume that I have an internal body clock which is sunning at > 24hrs per day? While early risers have a body clock running at < 24hrs per day? (I used to think I could change my waking hours if I wanted to that it is just a bad habit I have, but not sure now. Think it is more genetically fixed?) Interestingly, might be just that one builds up immunity with age, but I feel that I am never ill now that I can sleep the hours I want to. Before I would get sore throats and colds all the time, usually triggered by a late night/early morning (ie not enough sleep) and alcohol made the risk even greater! (I need my sleep and can't cope with < 8 hrs a night at a minimum.) Isn't sleep the new cure-all? (And lack of good sleep why we are all getting sicker/more stressed?)
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    Upskirting

    I really don't get all the fuss over this! Do we need a new law? Wear some knickers girls and so what if someone takes an upskirt pic? It's not more annoying than any other unwelcome pic eg looking rough with greasy hair and no make up on? (I'd choose the upskirt as no-one will guess it is me anyhow!) So while I do understand why women would want men to stop doing it, and I haven't had this done to me (AFAIK), isn't it a sort of pretty harmless offence compared to an actual bodily assault or a violent robbery? (I know which one of those 3 I would choose if I had to pick one!) Also, it feels like the start of "well ever don't show it then (eg don't wear a swimsuit ot shorts or a tennis skirt) if you don't want men to be interested" and "cover yourself up in a burka just to be sure". So I don't think we want to travel this path. I used to play netball, hockey and tennis in school team skirts that were provided by the school for us (and ridiculously short for the taller girls like me) and we were all perfectly aware of the leching lads and that guy who used to watch us from the bushes! (He might have been a hockey fan but our money was on pervert!) We just didn't care tho - quite happy for them to look but not touch. Just like woman admire the ripped guys who take their shirts off? Where's the harm? Going back even further, at primary school all the girls wore floppy summer dresses and we did handstands all thru lunchtime. (Where not only were the pants on full display but the dresses might fall right down over our heads, leaving our top half briefly competely bare!) I believe some schools have banned this now unless the girls are wearing shorts. Of course, I am now of an age where NO-BODY will ever want to take an upskirt of me. Also I rarely wear anything other than jeans - as much more comfy and practical! ETA Why does the word "offence" flag up (with a red underline) as a spelling mistake? It's correct isn't it?
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    At this rate there'll be no-one left without an avatar! (Or at least without a suggestion for one.) So good work guys! And I almost wish I waited to see what you would have come up with for me now!
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    Trump, Tariffs, Comparative Advantage

    I liked this as I thought you were being ironic. But now I am not sure! I am a woman and I don't care about what he has said about women in the past. He's in office now so has to behave! But before - meh. He was just showing off as far as I can tell?
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    My dad (long departed from this world) was an old-fashioned (helpful) policeman (like Dixon on TV) who relished giving the correct time (which he always had) to members of the public, or directions to where they were going. In my memory, he always walked the beat around our town (alone), carrying a whistle, a pair of white gloves (for emergency easing of local traffic congestion), a yellow road crayon (for RTCs), a pair of metal handcuffs (and key) ... and a wooden truncheon. (I still have one of his tunic tops upstairs - found in at my mum's attic when she died 30 yrs after him, and hadn't the heart to throw it out.) I can't remember him ever arresting someone ... who didn't want to be. (The homeless guy used to ask to get arrested when it was getting dark/cold to spend a warm night in the cells and have a hot meal for free!) But dad always knew what was going on, as it was a small town, so he was on 1st name terms with all the bad'uns and losers. And he tried hard to head off any trouble before it started with a gentle reminder of the law and a suggestion of what might be the better course of action to avoid his attention! He was always kind to the ppl in the cells overnight. Thinking they sometimes had good reasons to have ended up there. And he tried to put in a good word for ppl on hard times looking for work. (Who might otherwise be tempted to do something illegal if they had no money coming in!) Wouldn't be the right career for someone like him these days? (He was more of a community worker!) Must be a frustrating/dangerous/depressing job now?