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ciel last won the day on June 9 2016

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  1. The cloud broke later this afternoon - wind dropped but still coldish. A couple of pics from the evening dog walk. To the east: To the north, clear cold air.
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    I was about to make a post about current issues concerning the historical impact of Turkish occupation in the Balkans, but decided against.
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    The above statement is evidence based, and there are other (few) examples of reasonable theory based opinions on this thread. However, I agree that the majority of ramblings in this thread rely on personal anecdote and bias to generalise the view that past societal norms and behaviours are superior to the present. I would also add that these opinions have been peppered with political observations.
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    While agreeing with much of what you have outlined in your post above, the main mechanism behind the example quoted, and other oft derided H&S regulations, is litigation risk aversion.
  5. Steady wet snow here now- the stuff that's nae use for man or beast- but probably a good boost for the ski centres
  6. Heavy vertical sleet here - melting on impact.
  7. Today, as was yesterday is bright and sunny, with a gusty wind and feeling cooler than the 7C. There is, however, cloud banking up to the northwest at the moment. A snap from yesterday - fishing boats tucked up in a colourful Fraserburgh harbour. And one from this earlier this morning - showing the daffs which are now mostly past their best. As I have mentioned previously they have flowered around a month earlier than usual. Can't say I'm relishing the weekend weather prospects.....
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    If you read through this thread, you will note, for example, that I wrote three paras in a post above disputing your statements about female teachers etc., with which views, of course, you are entirely free to disagree. And so it is incorrect to suggest that I have not debated your points.
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    Not to forget the split infinitive.
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    Well, on this thread alone I note underlying ageism, mysogyny, homophobia and racism - all in my mind, of course except for the fact that it is typed quite clearly on here.
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    Funny how a thread can inadvertently expose people's (worrying) prejudices.
  12. Here, there is a flat grey stratus sky producing large snowflakes intermittent with fine cold drizzle/sleet, which is catching on the grass but not on the warmer stoney surfaces. After a (very) quick step outside, I reckon the temp to be + a few degrees and the surface breeze to emanate from the S or SE. This wet stuff can cause quite severe disruption to power-cables etc.
  13. It's been a fine sunny day today. Most of the eastward bound showers fizzled out before reaching here. Just been out to collect a few logs for the fire, the wind has dropped and the stars are out. If only there was a good aurora forecast for tonight.
  14. Yes, I have noticed too. It makes viewing a sequence of images, for example charts, awkward.
  15. Kingfisher at salt marsh pond, Montrose
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