[Solong] Voice of the turtle..

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[Solong] Voice of the turtle..

Postby Solong » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:17 am

The Prime Minister found them very disruptive, and thought there should be a 'big conversation' about them, Many thousands of pounds were spent in that effort. I could have solved it for free.
But then, I've never considered them much of a problem.
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:44 am

The "them" that were disruptive:
People? Animals? Inanimate objects?

"Disruptive":
Was their physical presence disruptive? Sounds that were made? Actions they performed?

Was the problem ultimately solved? Are you uniquely suited to solving the problem? Or could someone else have solved it the same way? Did the solution require special knowledge? Skill?
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Postby Grip » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:45 pm

What country the Prime Minister administers relevant? Is the PM male? female?
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Postby Solong » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:55 pm

The "them" that were disruptive:
People? Animals? This Inanimate objects?

"Disruptive":
Was their physical presence disruptive? Sounds that were made? Actions they performed? All three.

Was the problem ultimately solved? AFAIK, no. Are you uniquely suited to solving the problem? Or could someone else have solved it the same way? Yes, anyone in the same position as I am, which would include many people. Did the solution require special knowledge? Knowledge that most people in my position would have, nothing unique. Skill? No.
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Postby Solong » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:59 pm

What country the Prime Minister administers relevant? Yes - the UK, to save a round of questions. Is the PM male? This, so not Ms. May, but Mr. Cameron. N.r., as the problem must be an ongoing one, regardless of who is PM. female?
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Re: [Solong] Voice of the turtle..

Postby biograd » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:25 pm

Are they birds that are nesting somewhere they shouldn't? insects of some kind? rodents?
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Postby Grip » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:29 pm

Starlings relevant?
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Postby Solong » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:33 pm

Are they birds that are nesting somewhere they shouldn't? Who are we to say where a bird should or shouldn't nest? But nests n.r. insects of some kind? rodents? No to these. Birds are our subjects.
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Postby Solong » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:34 pm

Starlings relevant? No, but sort of OTRT
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Re: [Solong] Voice of the turtle..

Postby Grip » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:28 pm

Is it only one particular species of bird that is relevant?
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Postby Solong » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:20 pm

Is it only one particular species of bird that is relevant? Yes!
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Re: [Solong] Voice of the turtle..

Postby peter365 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:12 am

Is it the oft put upon Pigeon ? Trafalgar Square relevant?
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Postby Solong » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:43 pm

Is it the oft put upon Pigeon ? Trafalgar Square relevant? No to both, but keep exploring!
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Postby Doriana » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:14 pm

Seagulls relevant?
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Postby peter365 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:11 am

I seem to recall rogue seagulls being discussed in Parliament
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Re: [Solong] Voice of the turtle..

Postby Solong » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:37 pm

Seagulls relevant? YES
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Re: [Solong] Voice of the turtle..

Postby Solong » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:49 pm

I seem to recall rogue seagulls being discussed in Parliament You are correct!

*************************SPOILER*************************************
From "Sad Animal Facts" by Brook Barker:
"Great Britain has invested hundred of thousands of pounds to study why seagulls attack so many people at outdoor festivals."
I could tell them at no charge: food! Gulls will go anywhere there is a chance of getting some crumbs.
We have two kinds of gulls here, black-headed ones, and white-headed, with the former being a bit more aggressive. British gulls must be super-aggressive, as there are reports of them attacking security guards, dogs, and a swan.
Our gulls make a lot of noise, but are considered, at worst, only a minor annoyance. At best, they are part of the ambience.


'voice of the turtle' refers, of course, to the voice of the turtledove, which has no relation to the song of the seagull!

Thanks to all who took part in this quickie.
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