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# 46 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 12:11
 
 
Someone said :

Men think in quantity.
Women think in quality. We do not worry when we do not have too much. We worry when what we have is not right.

Would it be fair to say there is quality in quantity for then we have choice, but to have the freedom to choose you need quantity.

Its one of those things about us which is sexless man can never have enough he can only have to much, that is the whole underpin of any economic system that follows our nature its why communism can never work.

But Bees
There is a part of the world which can give us a fore taste of life without bees, in Sichuan in China the bee was wiped out by the overuse of pesticides, the area went from a thriving agricultural region to an economic back wash. The remaining farmers are forced to self pollinate their crops with feather dusters, it is very labour intensive and would be unthinkable if we had to do this everywhere.


http://www.newsweek.com/2008/06/14/stung-by-bees.html
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# 47 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 12:22
 
 
I thought I saw somewhere that the bee collapse is due to overworking and lack of genetic diversity of the bees?

There are actually bee people who go around and provide bees to different crops, much like migrant workers. They keep selecting for the "most productive" bees, and that results in a loss of genetic diversity. And they only give the bees so much time to pollinate.

Kinda like your average overworked person. :-)
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# 48 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 12:25
 
 
Oh, apparently it's lack of genetic diversity in the plants they pollinate, too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8467746.stm

And that's one creepy looking mite. Yikes!
*subconsciously scratches chest hair*
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# 49 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 12:30
 
 
I was watching an interview with a beekeeper in southern france and he was saying that he has always lost about 60% of his bee stocks to this each year. Seemingly he factors it into his budget and always has.

The interviewer was trying to sensationalise it but the guy was so matter of fact about it the story was obviously not prime time material and was relegated into the "other news" segments.
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# 50 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 12:39
 
 
What about the Chemicals that are poured on plants, weedkillers, Insecticides! Would that be a factor in the demise of bees, time i planted sunflowers this year i think!
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# 51 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 12:55
 
 
Has no one come up with something awful to happen on 11-1-11 sound like a good date for for something nasty
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# 52 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 13:18
 
 
Someone said :
Has no one come up with something awful to happen on 11-1-11 sound like a good date for for something nasty

I am sure that is sorted, what about something good for a change?
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# 53 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 13:33
 
 
Someone said :

I am sure that is sorted, what about something good for a change?

They might be keeping that for 11-11-11
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# 54 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 14:15
 
 
Someone said :

They might be keeping that for 11-11-11

I am sure they have been busy as bees, buzzing around trying to give us something to remember those dates? Have you come up with anything?
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# 55 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 14:18
 
 
Someone said :

Not all women need a man "to protect them" and "provide". We can manage, thank you.

For someone who has made several insulting generalisations about men here you sure cant take it when someone makes a comment about women.
You have shown yourself to be very two faced and slightly mad.
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# 56 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 14:25
 
 
Someone said :

For someone who has made several insulting generalisations about men here you sure cant take it when someone makes a comment about women.
You have shown yourself to be very two faced and slightly mad.

Boring too, don't forget that!
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# 57 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 14:49
 
 
Who has a Bee in their Bonnet?
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# 58 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 15:29
 
 
Someone said :
Men are over exploiting the environment.
When hell breaks loose, it will our role to fix humanity.
And I think it's women who are going to have to break this spiral of power and find the trick of cooperation before it is too late. (To quote Germaine Greer)

Ok, how do you plan to sort out our bee problem?
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# 59 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 15:33
 
 
Someone said :

Ok, how do you plan to sort out our bee problem?

I plan on buying sunflower seeds and planting them along the boundary ditches and anywhere a sunflower can grow or any flower. If we increase the availability of food for our little friends, then there can be an increase of the Bird and the bee activity. It might help I hope?
Also could anyone tell me, if farmers industrial trimming of hedges is destroying ideal places for bees to set up shop?
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# 60 : Monday 3-1-2011 @ 15:35
 
 
When did you stop being TG/TV/CD/TS?

Is the problem not a general lack of reproduction on the part of the bees?
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