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The UK's First 'Seabin' Can Collect Over 80,000 Plastic Bottles A Year From The Ocean

The UK's First 'Seabin' Can Collect Over 80,000 Plastic Bottles A Year From The Ocean
The UK's First 'Seabin' Can Collect Over 80,000 Plastic Bottles A Year From The Ocean

I hope it works

The bin is very close to the surface of the water (looks like less than 6 inches). Most fish don't swim that close to the surface. Also, they probably put these in more polluted waters, where there are less fish.

How do they keep fish out?

Ok but how can I make a fishbin

A new Swedish study shows spending just 72 hours in nature can reduce your stress levels by up to 70%

A new Swedish study shows spending just 72 hours in nature can reduce your stress levels by up to 70%
A new Swedish study shows spending just 72 hours in nature can reduce your stress levels by up to...

This is advertisement not a study and hardly any news. Of course you are going to be less stressed if you'll stay in a textbook definition of relaxing place without distractions and noise. Best thing? You can book this luxurious cabin for measly 700€(800$)/3 nights just a few clicks from the study page! My guess is this will fly to the frontpage without anyone really checking out the article.

//EDIT: Besides the bed in a tiny glasshouse your money will get you: Solar Battery Charger, Torch, Sleeping Bag, Eye Mask, 1 (2) Water Bottle, 1 (2) Cup, Toilet Paper. For another $30 a day you can borrow a canoe. Sign me right the f*** up!

No placebo group. No alternate use of the 72 hours to compare. No measurement of the lasting effect.

This study is fairly useless...

Per week? Per day? Per month? During your entire lifetime?

But it agrees with my preconceptions!

Duterte asks all EU diplomats to leave the Philippines within 24 hours over drug war criticism

Duterte asks all EU diplomats to leave the Philippines within 24 hours over drug war criticism
Duterte asks all EU diplomats to leave the Philippines within 24 hours over drug war criticism

Duerte: All EU diplomats must go!

Germany: This is an outrage!

Ireland: Feck off.

Turkey: I can't believe they're treating us like this!

EU: Nice try, Turkey.

It comes up every now and then as a warning that seemingly stable democracies can internally decide to end that at any time to the cheers of the masses.

From the outside looking in since the coup and the mass arrest of Judges, your country is changing, and fast.

Oh hey the Philippines is gonna be a top post in /sub/worldnews again! What outrageous thing did our president say in a press conference this time?

Gosh this must be how US redditors feel when their President tweets something.

No one reigns forever. We, Ataturk's youth are still here. We're doing whatever we can to help educate people, to prevent the cheating at elections and educating ourselves at the same time. Don't expect Turkey to change anytime soon.

Death of the petrodollar: China will 'compel' Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan, and the rest of the oil market is likely to follow suit and abandon the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency

Death of the petrodollar: China will 'compel' Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan, and the rest of the oil market is likely to follow suit and abandon the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency
Death of the petrodollar: China will 'compel' Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan, and the rest of ...
Death of the petrodollar: China will 'compel' Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan, and the rest of the oil market is likely to follow suit and abandon the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency
Death of the petrodollar: China will 'compel' Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan, and the rest of ...

The global oil market is in decline anyway. US imports are down because of fracking, Canadian tar sands, efficiency, renewables, and decline of manufacturing. China's oil demand is growing temporarily but will fall off as their renewables pick up and as global auto makers shift to EV.

These are long-term trends, not an overnight thing of course, but decreasing US dependency on middle east oil, and decreasing the middle east's influence on trade are both good things.

All true - however the intrinsic link between the petro-dollar and global trade combining to set a floor price on the US dollar allowing almost unlimited printing as the worlds reserve being eradicated means the torrent of debt and printed currency generated by the US as a consequence of this near 7 decade bonanza will almost over night collapse.

There is at least 60 trillion in US debt, probably double that in cash washing around the planet - its value will be halved over night and perhaps worse.

This is a potentially catastrophic situation even for China.

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our armed forces stationed abroad protect the world from unilateral encroachment on sovereign nations

This has to be a joke, surely

You're more likely to achieve the American dream if you live in Denmark

You're more likely to achieve the American dream if you live in Denmark

It's called the American dream because you can only believe in it if you are asleep ...

Edit: George carlin

Edit 2: Redgr812

America is basically a third world country at this point. A nation filled with slovenly, ignorant, overly paranoid whack jobs. Water filled with lead, a deranged religious fundamentalist controlling their education department, infrastructure falling apart at the seams, the worst wealth gap in the developed world, a declining life expectancy, a reality TV star as president who throws toilet paper at hurricane victims, and one of the worst healthcare systems in the world. How far the US has fallen.

But hey, at least they have their 2nd amendment! No shortage of mass shootings, that's for sure. If you want a good quality of life, look elsewhere. If you want to die of heart disease while shooting a machine gun in a church, where everyone believes the world is 6000 years old, live in America.

That is somewhat hyperbolic.

Nordic countries are fully capitalistic, Sweden is arguably more so than the US with far more protections for corporations and so forth.

None of them are 'socialist', that is a misconception. Do not confuse social welfare, socially progressive culture, and safety nets with socialism.

People really need to stop listening to that repetitive message, and Sanders really didn't help with it. Whether he knew what he was talking about or wilfully misleading his audience is not something I know or can tell.

Nordic countries are a good example of capitalism at work when its not impeded by a culture of greed and short term views. The vast majority of issues with the US is not economic or political system, its cultural.

Panama's President has declared Wednesday a national holiday after qualifying for their first ever World Cup

Panama's President has declared Wednesday a national holiday after qualifying for their first ever World Cup
Panama's President has declared Wednesday a national holiday after qualifying for their first eve...

Like... every Wednesday? That's a lot of partying!

Probably means more to them than almost all Americans, glad they made it.

Iceland also qualified. Our prime minister was named in the Panama Papers tax evasion scandal.

it is Wednesday, my dudes

Justin Trudeau told Donald Trump he would block his country’s armed forces from buying Boeing aircraft if the US presses ahead with plans to slap import tariffs of 300 percent on Bombardier aeroplanes.

Justin Trudeau told Donald Trump he would block his country’s armed forces from buying Boeing aircraft if the US presses ahead with plans to slap import tariffs of 300 percent on Bombardier aeroplanes.
Justin Trudeau told Donald Trump he would block his country’s armed forces from buying Boeing air...

Not to be too obvious but this is why slapping tariffs on things is a bad idea- it leads to trade wars and then everybody loses

Yup. And not just from Canada. The UK will likely be on board as well.

Canadian govt is now looking at buying Australian aircraft, so they might woo some support from there as well.

A too-strong "buy American" internally policy might lead to a "buy from anyone else but America" policy externally.

There's no such thing as "too obvious" when explaining simple things to Donald Trump.

Am I getting this right (businessinsider article)? In order to block Bombardier from selling the new Class C to United Airlines, Boeing went ahead and offered a 70% discount to United for its 737 jets, preventing a possible deal with Bombardier. "Sensing the new competition, Boeing bit the bullet and gave United a whopping 70% discount on 40 737-700s"

Despite this, when Bombardier finally found a buyer in Delta Airlines, Boeing complains to the Commerce Department that "Bombardier sold the CS100 for just $19.6 million. That's far less than the $33.2 million the Chicago-based aviation giant says it cost Bombardier to make the plane".

That's on top of the fact Boeing doesn't have a jet that meets Class C specifications and did not even compete with Bombardier for that particular sale to Delta Airlines.

Is it possible to see this in any other way other than maximum hypocrisy from Boeing and maximum protectionism from the US government? That's without even discussing the fact Boeing is insanely subsidized by the government and Pentagon. Free trade my ass.

Trump on N. Korea: My attitude is the one that matters

Trump on N. Korea: My attitude is the one that matters
Trump on N. Korea: My attitude is the one that matters

Translation: We're all fucked. So long and thanks for all the fish.

How long will it take for people to realize Trump stopped being a decision maker shortly after the healthcare bill failed? All he does is run his mouth while a handful of people around him make all of the decisions. Trump's only role at this point is to be a figurehead who busies himself with petty media disputes.

Listen to Pence, Mattis, and Tillerson if you really want to know what the administration's agenda is.

It amazes me that people still support this fuckhead.

Out of spite for liberals instead.

Only 16 percent of Puerto Rico has power 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria

Only 16 percent of Puerto Rico has power 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria
Only 16 percent of Puerto Rico has power 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria

Hi from Puerto Rico, it’s 10.60% today.

Send likes and prayers, of course.

Why don't we take this opportunity to get everyone on solar panels. If the whole grid is destroyed, let's rebuild it the 21st century way

Do you have paper towels? Were you having fun when the president was there?

Pope Francis called Wednesday for categoric opposition to capital punishment to be written into an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching

Pope Francis called Wednesday for categoric opposition to capital punishment to be written into an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching
Pope Francis called Wednesday for categoric opposition to capital punishment to be written into a...

The Catholic Church has ALWAYS changed over time. Educate yourself on topics such as the Second Council of Nicaea, the Investiture Controversy, Lateran IV, the Cistercian and Mendicant Orders, Sublimis Deus, the Edict of Nantes, and of course Vatican II. Each of these events showcase instances of fundamental change occurring within the church.

I’m sure if you look back far enough in the history of any organization 2000 years old, you will find displeasing little factoids that conflict with your 21st century values.

I’m not even religious, but fuck. Even sweet, progressive countries like France and Sweden have their share of bloody, bigoted moments depending on what part of history you’re observing. If the Catholic Church does something progressive, it is a GOOD thing, bitching about victims of yester-millenia is not helpful.

Laughing at the idea of a redditor who thinks they know more about Catholic history than the freaking Pope.

Speaking of that specific point in relation to the Papal States' use of capital punishment in the past, Pope Francis notes:

In past centuries, when means of defence were scarce and society had yet to develop and mature as it has, recourse to the death penalty appeared to be the logical consequence of the correct application of justice. Sadly, even in the Papal States recourse was had to this extreme and inhumane remedy that ignored the primacy of mercy over justice. Let us take responsibility for the past and recognize that the imposition of the death penalty was dictated by a mentality more legalistic than Christian. Concern for preserving power and material wealth led to an over-estimation of the value of the law and prevented a deeper understanding of the Gospel. Nowadays, however, were we to remain neutral before the new demands of upholding personal dignity, we would be even more guilty.

Here we are not in any way contradicting past teaching, for the defence of the dignity of human life from the first moment of conception to natural death has been taught by the Church consistently and authoritatively. Yet the harmonious development of doctrine demands that we cease to defend arguments that now appear clearly contrary to the new understanding of Christian truth. Indeed, as Saint Vincent of Lérins pointed out, “Some may say: Shall there be no progress of religion in Christ’s Church? Certainly; all possible progress. For who is there, so envious of men, so full of hatred to God, who would seek to forbid it?” (Commonitorium, 23.1; PL 50). It is necessary, therefore, to reaffirm that no matter how serious the crime that has been committed, the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and the dignity of the person.

Wow.

A whole new level of scum in this post..

Guys, he said he wants to crack down on child pornography and paedophilia like 2 days ago the latest and was vocal about this issue from the beginning.

The charge of Heresy is not with the historiography of the Church but lack of clarity in his teaching. Plus it’s an extremely conservative position, not all clergy believe it... but there is potential for it.

Try one of these subthreads