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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:24 pm

The USA imports camels from Saudi Arabia.
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Post by JimC » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:08 pm

Circular trade! Gotta love it! :{D
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Post by Svartalf » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:15 pm

I suspect some of my ancestry profited from triangular trade...
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Post by mistermack » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:59 pm

mistermack wrote:
Rum wrote:Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.
Australia imports camels from the USA.
I have the evidence :

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Post by JimC » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:04 am

I've come across camels on outback roads. You would not want to run into one at speed...
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:22 am

Good eating though.
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Post by mistermack » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:29 am

If you enclosed the Eiffel Tower in a box, the air inside would weigh 6,200 tons.

Nearly as much as the 7,300 tons of Ironwork used.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:47 am

French farts are naturally heavier though.
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Post by pErvinalia » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:17 am

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:31 am

Rum wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Another place not to visit:

London murder rate overtakes New York for first time ever after spate of fatal stabbings and shootings
While New York City's murder rate has gone down London's has simultaneously surged
London needs more guns. :smug:
You really hate England don't you. This from your link:

"While London remains substantially the safer city overall, with less than half the homicides of New York last year, according to a new report a recent spike in knife crime meant February was the first month the UK capital was home to more murders than the US city".
Just a bit of sarcasm. 8-)
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Post by DRSB » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:21 pm

The Mehrabian study is so often misquoted and misrepresented, so many communication specialists and pseudospecialists misquote it and misinterpret it without actually bothering to read it. Today I had the task to update some flipcharts and saw the famous pyramid saying that only 7 percent of the communication is verbal and related to actual content. I told my boss I had read the actual study and it says explicitly the numbers refer only to communication about feelings and attitudes, sent her links. She was shocked.
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Post by mistermack » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:09 am

That's why these people get you to lie on a couch and look at the ceiling.
So you can't see how utterly bored they are by your inner feelings, as they are charging you megabucks per hour just to hear you talk shit.

That's where the imprtant psychology comes into play.
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Post by DRSB » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:28 am

True. I am in the context of job coaching and recruitment though, this particular flip chart was about interview training.
As for listening, you would be amazed to learn how many people feel better just by having someone listening. Just like the bedside medicine of up until 2 centuries, just having somebody around was healing, the placebo effect.
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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:57 am

It's called talk therapy. I actually feel like a bit of it now, but my psychologist is away at the moment.
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Post by Rum » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:15 am

mistermack wrote:That's why these people get you to lie on a couch and look at the ceiling.
So you can't see how utterly bored they are by your inner feelings, as they are charging you megabucks per hour just to hear you talk shit.

That's where the imprtant psychology comes into play.
Expressing cynicism about something you clearly know very little about is easy, cheap and really rather typical.

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