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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:09 pm

A Noah's Ark of 20,000 plant species will unload this week at a remote Arctic port to deposit humanity's latest insurance payment against an agricultural apocalypse or a man-made cock-up.

Brazilian beans and Japanese barley are among the botanical varieties that are carried aboard the ship that is shortly expected to dock near the Svalbard global seed vault, that celebrates its sixth anniversary this week.

The facility, which is bored into the side of a mountain by the Barents Sea, is primarily designed as a back-up for the many gene banks around the world that keep samples of crop diversity for agricultural businesses. But its operators, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, say the "Doomsday Vault" could also help to reboot the world's farms in the event of a climate catastrophe or a collapse of genetically modified crops.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/26/svalbard-global-seed-vault-plants-shipped

Do they know something we dont?

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:27 pm

You have bought a ticket on Rickie Branson's Virgin Galactic haven't you?

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:52 pm

Tess. wrote:A Noah's Ark of 20,000 plant species will unload this week at a remote Arctic port to deposit humanity's latest insurance payment against an agricultural apocalypse or a man-made cock-up.

Brazilian beans and Japanese barley are among the botanical varieties that are carried aboard the ship that is shortly expected to dock near the Svalbard global seed vault, that celebrates its sixth anniversary this week.

The facility, which is bored into the side of a mountain by the Barents Sea, is primarily designed as a back-up for the many gene banks around the world that keep samples of crop diversity for agricultural businesses. But its operators, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, say the "Doomsday Vault" could also help to reboot the world's farms in the event of a climate catastrophe or a collapse of genetically modified crops.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/26/svalbard-global-seed-vault-plants-shipped

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yep and have done for a long time.... Smile 

read about the georgia guide stones, interesting stuff...

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:58 pm

This has been going on for a LONG time, I've never read anything more sinister into it than the idea that the world is under one constant threat or another -- from climate change to nuclear war to meteor strike to zombie apocalypse ( Smile ) and preparations should be made for life to survive such a thing.

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:59 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:This has been going on for a LONG time, I've never read anything more sinister into it than the idea that the world is under one constant threat or another -- from climate change to nuclear war to meteor strike to zombie apocalypse ( Smile) and preparations should be made for life to survive such a thing.

that will be because your american... Smile 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:01 pm

heavenly father wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:This has been going on for a LONG time, I've never read anything more sinister into it than the idea that the world is under one constant threat or another -- from climate change to nuclear war to meteor strike to zombie apocalypse ( Smile) and preparations should be made for life to survive such a thing.

that will be because your american... Smile 

What does my nationality have to do with it?

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:02 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
heavenly father wrote:

that will be because your american... Smile 

What does my nationality have to do with it?

come on you guys tried to kill the actor who played JR...lol .. Smile 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:05 pm

heavenly father wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
heavenly father wrote:

that will be because your american... Smile 

What does my nationality have to do with it?

come on you guys tried to kill the actor who played JR...lol .. Smile 

Um, no we did not. I'm not aware of anybody ever trying to murder Larry Hagman, and if it did happen you really can't pin that on all 300 million-plus Americans ...

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:13 pm

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heavenly father wrote:

come on you guys tried to kill the actor who played JR...lol .. Smile 

Um, no we did not. I'm not aware of anybody ever trying to murder Larry Hagman, and if it did happen you really can't pin that on all 300 million-plus Americans ...
But we can pin Monsanto on you!  Cool 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:16 pm

Tess. wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
heavenly father wrote:

come on you guys tried to kill the actor who played JR...lol .. Smile 

Um, no we did not. I'm not aware of anybody ever trying to murder Larry Hagman, and if it did happen you really can't pin that on all 300 million-plus Americans ...
But we can pin Monsanto on you!   Cool 

You can't pin Monsanto on me! It was founded 73 years before I was born, in a state I've never been to, and I've never had the opportunity to cast a vote on a single issue concerning Monsanto.

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:19 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Tess. wrote:
But we can pin Monsanto on you!   Cool 

You can't pin Monsanto on me! It was founded 73 years before I was born, in a state I've never been to, and I've never had the opportunity to cast a vote on a single issue concerning Monsanto.

the actor who played JR got regular death threats... Smile 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:24 pm

heavenly father wrote:
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Tess. wrote:
But we can pin Monsanto on you!   Cool 

You can't pin Monsanto on me! It was founded 73 years before I was born, in a state I've never been to, and I've never had the opportunity to cast a vote on a single issue concerning Monsanto.

the actor who played JR got regular death threats... Smile 

Amanda Abbington got death threats from British people when it was announced she was going to play Watson's wife. So I guess you, being British, are just as dumb as them!  ::D:: ::D:: ::D:: 

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:24 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Tess. wrote:
But we can pin Monsanto on you!   Cool 

You can't pin Monsanto on me! It was founded 73 years before I was born, in a state I've never been to, and I've never had the opportunity to cast a vote on a single issue concerning Monsanto.
I meant on America, not you personally! On corporate greed really though; they'll still be troughing while all the world's crops and wildlife die because of their frankenstein meddling.

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:25 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
heavenly father wrote:

the actor who played JR got regular death threats... Smile 

Amanda Abbington got death threats from British people when it was announced she was going to play Watson's wife. So I guess you, being British, are just as dumb as them!  ::D:: ::D:: ::D:: 

only some of us, in america its an epidemic... Smile 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:25 pm

Tess. wrote:
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But we can pin Monsanto on you!   Cool 

You can't pin Monsanto on me! It was founded 73 years before I was born, in a state I've never been to, and I've never had the opportunity to cast a vote on a single issue concerning Monsanto.
I meant on America, not you personally!  On corporate greed really though; they'll still be troughing while all the world's crops and wildlife die because of their frankenstein meddling.

I know that's what you meant, I was just trying out this "wind-up" humor that seems to be so popular on your soggy little island  Cool 

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Tess. wrote:
I meant on America, not you personally!  On corporate greed really though; they'll still be troughing while all the world's crops and wildlife die because of their frankenstein meddling.

I know that's what you meant, I was just trying out this "wind-up" humor that seems to be so popular on your soggy little island  Cool 
But I don't live on that soggy little island, I live on an even soggier littler island.  Smile 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:40 pm

Tess. wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
Tess. wrote:
I meant on America, not you personally!  On corporate greed really though; they'll still be troughing while all the world's crops and wildlife die because of their frankenstein meddling.

I know that's what you meant, I was just trying out this "wind-up" humor that seems to be so popular on your soggy little island  Cool 
But I don't live on that soggy little island, I live on an even soggier littler island.   Smile 

I'm sorry, meant no offense -- which one? Smile

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:59 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Tess. wrote:
But I don't live on that soggy little island, I live on an even soggier littler island.   Smile 

I'm sorry, meant no offense -- which one? Smile

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:10 pm

Oi, you're from wee Scotland! G'day, mate!

(just kidding  ::roglol:: ::roglol:: ::roglol:: )

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