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February 26, 2017

Life On Board HMS Ocean

I was there when she was being fitted out in Barrow, twenty-years ago now. It's a little difficult to believe she is set to be decommissioned next year in 2018.

"This is the first time a Royal Navy ship like Ocean has been put in charge of a US Naval task force. Fully packed, Ocean's hanger can house 12 helicopters. Getting them airborne involves some careful manoeuvring. Around 120 soldiers from Lima Company, 42 Commando are also on board for this exercise. For the Royal Navy it's been something of a proving ground."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:06 PM

Earl - I Love You

Thanks to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:04 PM

February 22, 2017

Don't touch your face

"In 2007, a woman from Colorado took a trip to Uganda, where she visited a bat cave, kind of like the Gomantong Cave. A few days after she returned home, she got very sick. Eventually the woman was diagnosed with Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola.

:She recovered. And scientists think they know how she got the virus: She put her hand on rocks covered in bat guano. Fortunately, the woman didn't spread the disease to anyone else. But it could be just a matter of time before another tourist does."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:10 AM

Greg Haines - The Spin

Thanks to Mr. Luong.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:08 AM

February 20, 2017

Murder on the Victorian Railway (2013)

A documentary about the Thomas Briggs murder mystery, the firs person murdered on a train.t

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:44 PM

Jason Mraz - Mr. Curiosity

Hey Mr. Curiosity
Is it true what they've been saying about you
Are you killing me?
You took care of the cat already
And for those who think it's heavy
Is it the truth
Or is it only gossip
Call it mystery or anything
Just as long as you'd call me
I sent the message on did you get it when I left it
See this catastrophic event
It wasn't meant to mean no harm
But to think there's nothing wrong is a problem

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
Love is a mystery
Mr. Curious...

Come back to me
Mr. waiting ever patient can't you see
That I'm the same the way you left me
In a hurry to spell check me
And I'm underlined already in envy green
And pencil red
And I've forgotten what you've said
Will you stop working for the dead and return
Mr. curious well I need some inspiration
It's my birthday and I cannot find no cause for celebration
The scenario is grave but I'll be braver when you save me
From this situation laden with hearsay

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
And love is a mystery
Mr. Curiosity
Be Mr. please
Do come and find me, oh
Find, find me, find me

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
Trying not to ask why
Cause love is a mystery
Mr. curiosity
Be Mr. please
Do come and find me

Love is blinding when the timing's never right
Oh who am I to beg for difference
Finding love in just an instant
Well I dont mind, at least I've tried
And I tried, I tried...

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:40 PM

February 19, 2017

Restoration

"Stone sculptures smashed by Isil in ancient city of Palmyra restored to former glory by Italian experts."

The 2nd century AD funerary busts – one of a man, the other of a woman – were vandalised by Isis terrorists after they overran the archeological site and its museum in 2015. When the ancient desert outpost was retaken by Syrian and Russian forces, the artefacts were whisked to safety in Beirut. They were then sent to Rome, where for the past two months experts have harnessed Italy’s formidable cultural heritage expertise to repair the damage.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:34 AM

Radiohead - Karma Police

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:33 AM

February 17, 2017

Tour of South Pole Station

"Kate Miller on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016 Expedition takes you on a 20-minute walking tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:11 PM

Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:10 PM