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55 minutes ago, SpiderPig said:

Can anyone tell me approximately how much "Feinstaub" is produced by the standard AdventKranz candle?...

 

 

About a cuntsworth.

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20 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

Can anyone tell me approximately how much "Feinstaub" is produced by the standard AdventKranz candle?

 

Since the tradition is to light one on the first Advent Sunday and one more on each succesive Sunday that would be approximately 10, 20, 30 and 40 micrograms per m³ over the entire time they are alight (according to comparative info supplied in 2014 by one academic source, Prof Dr Koch, a highly qualified specialist on heavy vehicle diesel internal combustion engines who leads a research and innovation institute, IFKM at KIT, which is involved heavily in the development of the post-combustion reduction treatment of fine particle, carbon and nitrogen emissions.)

 

There's no doubt in my mind Prof K. knows a thing or two about his subject matter but, as he recently pointed out (in a critical response after being surprised to hear of a tweet from former TV weather man 'Kachelmann' which focussed on another feinstaub pro m³ wert Prof K had mentioned in a press release from 2014 where the Adventskranz factoid first appeared), the examples he'd mentioned were intended to encourage broader understanding and move the discussion toward funding effective solutions not to be taken out of context to provide ammunition for people to create political division or discourage the use of public transport.

 

20 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

please can you explain to me why these are not Banned in Germany, but are actively promoted to be ignighted in the confines of your lounge, in full exposure to your children?

 

Since heat rises the majority of fine particles emitted by candles burning in a closed room are far more likely to be settling on the ceiling along with the soot than to be swirling around at the height which children (or adults) are generally thought to inhale from.

 

The serious and verifiable high risk of fire is a far more logical reason to discourage the use of traditional Adventskranz candles. If folks want to have them in the house they'd be wiser to use the LED option IMO.

 

Sicherheit: Damit der Adventskranz nicht brennt - Geld & Leben - Augsburger Allgemeine

 

That article also warns about scented candles which create a different danger wrt emissions as their fumes are produced by the melting wax and designed to float at low and mid room heights. Unlike almost any other form of scented product there is no legal obligation on producers or sellers to list the chemical ingredients they contain.

 

According to expert chemists, asthma and allergy specialists they can cause serious and potentially dangerous reactions if ppl who are allergic to any of the emissions produced by the burning of certain combinations of chemicals are exposed to them.

 

Something to consider carefully if you don't now how sensitive your kids might be to inhaling unknown mixtures of chemicals.

 

20 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

Please explain to me why I cant drive my diesel car out in the open? 

 

I didn't know you couldn't drive your diesel car out in the open.

How come? Has it developed agrophobia? Or is is that just you? :P

 

Academics, engineers and scientists are driven by the nature of their chosen career to publish research papers and often quote potentially news-worthy odd facts where and when ever they can since the publicity and the resulting 'public interest' encourages politicians to increase public funding of their research projects and the hint of potential rewards offered by developing innovative ideas brings even more funding from industry.

 

Maybe you ought to try considering why journal publishers, broadcasters or websites to which you subscribe (i.e. invest your time with) seem to concentrate their attention on weaponizing the miniscule and obscure factoids provided by academics rather than investigating and reporting on the entire story including its very positive future outlook and reflecting on its potential impact on all our daily lives in the immediate and long-term future. 

 

Personally I suspect their interest in fulminating discouragement and mistrust of any form of public consensus has sth to do with the self-interested economic interest of their ownership, but there again I may be just a bit of an incorrigible old cynic at heart.;)

 

Hope your toothyroots have calmed down now!:D

 

2B

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Does familiarity breed contempt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... asking for a fuckwit.

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On 12/1/2018, 7:05:28, 2B_orNot2B said:

That article also warns about scented candles which create a different danger wrt emissions as their fumes are produced by the melting wax and designed to float at low and mid room heights. Unlike almost any other form of scented product there is no legal obligation on producers or sellers to list the chemical ingredients they contain.

 

I ordered some scented candles a while back from a company that carries items mostly sold in the US, and it came with a warning label stating the fumes could be toxic if the candle was burned :)

 

I do notice extra dry eye symptoms with some candles - but they smell so goooooooood!

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Is the cocaine that's imported from South America "Fairtrade", asking for a friend.

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8 minutes ago, hooperski said:

Is the cocaine that's imported from South America "Fairtrade"

 

Only the stuff known as “Arschloch” sold by an elite entity is. Their salesmen wear green or blue uniforms with “Polizei” emblazoned on them. Just walk up to one, yell “Arschloch” as loud as you can, and they’ll take care of you. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Cammiede said:

 

Only the stuff known as “Arschloch” sold by an elite entity is. Their salesmen wear green or blue uniforms with “Polizei” emblazoned on them. Just walk up to one, yell “Arschloch” as loud as you can, and they’ll take care of you. 

 

 

Don't forget to use the "Du" form when you speak to them!

 

 

 

 

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I can envision the conversation:

"Nah, du. Hast du irgendein Arschloch?"

 

"Wie bitte?"

"Ich will ein bisschen Arschloch. Hast du irgendein Arschloch?"

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Ok new topic - sensible answers please (I should know better) looking for recommendations for German beers to take back to the Uk that are similar to English beers (bitter) - light blue touch paper and step back

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What happens after reincarnation?

 

Do you still get to use your existing Facebook, twitter and Instagram profiles or do you need to open new ones?

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How would that work? You don’t get reincarnated as a human. If you’re lucky, you come back as a cat and wind up on Facebook as a meme. 

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1 minute ago, Cammiede said:

How would that work? You don’t get reincarnated as a human. If you’re lucky, you come back as a cat and wind up on Facebook as a meme. 

 

 

Granted, you will have to change your profile picture.  But I've seen many animals and also many inanimate objects (such as Trump) have social media profiles.  I'm sure one I follow is old Doris who lived down the road when I was a kid.

 

Besides, as the human race continues to kill of every other living thing on the planet, the the choice of what you return as is becoming more limited.

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Just now, dj_jay_smith said:

as the human race continues to kill of every other living thing on the planet, the the choice of what you return as is becoming more limited.

 

Sad but true

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depending on the school of thought, you can indeed be reincarnated as a human - in Tibetan buddhism at the very least this is often a "goal" of practice (you don't want to abscond to nirvana as that would be selfish, better to return as a human as you're better able to help others compared to the 5 other possible forms of incarnation)

 

whole lines of spiritual leaders are tracked incarnation to incarnation.  The current Dalai Lama is the 14th iteration of the same (alleged) being...it's trippy and pretty interesting

 

 

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10 minutes ago, lisa13 said:

depending on the school of thought, you can indeed be reincarnated as a human - in Tibetan buddhism at the very least this is often a "goal" of practice (you don't want to abscond to nirvana as that would be selfish, better to return as a human as you're better able to help others compared to the 5 other possible forms of incarnation)

 

whole lines of spiritual leaders are tracked incarnation to incarnation.  The current Dalai Lama is the 14th iteration of the same (alleged) being...it's trippy and pretty interesting

 

 

 

A Bodhisattva: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva

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59 minutes ago, lisa13 said:

depending on the school of thought, you can indeed be reincarnated as a human - in Tibetan buddhism at the very least this is often a "goal" of practice (you don't want to abscond to nirvana as that would be selfish, better to return as a human as you're better able to help others compared to the 5 other possible forms of incarnation)

 

whole lines of spiritual leaders are tracked incarnation to incarnation.  The current Dalai Lama is the 14th iteration of the same (alleged) being...it's trippy and pretty interesting

 

 

 

Thank you Lisa13, I thought that I knew that there was a religion that said you could come back as a Human, but I couldn't remember and a quick google I couldn't find it (I had to run to an appointment so it was quick).

 

A question for you:  If the current Dalai Lama is the 14th iteration, are you the 13th iteration of Lisa?  Does that explain your name?

 

 

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