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    There are times when I simply can't penetrate the mind of whoever writes news items for the BBC news website. What possible meaning can I glean from this

    Scientists say they have seen a remarkable collection of blue whales in the coastal waters around the UK sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.

    Their 23-day survey counted 55 animals - a total that is unprecedented in the decades since commercial whaling ended.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51553381
    Am I to take it that in the decades before commercial whaling ended, those numbers were commonplace? Why was commercial whaling ended, if that's the case?
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    Re: Unintelligibly illiterate BBC News article link text

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    What a gem of a headline from AP:

    "Hawaiian Electric to extend service suspensions to mid-May"
    Our company (Utilita) have decided to have maximal staff working from home (including myself when I return on 2/4), taking Emergency Calls only, with Sales & Miscellaneous non essential staff being Furloughed. However, we have taken the decision to continue with meter installs, as this means that the more of our customers have Smart Meters the more they'll be able to manage their Gas & Electricity Payments from home.

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    "Some of London's most popular landmarks are devoid of the usual crowds as people stay indoors to help combat coronavirus."


    Some, BBC? Is that the best you can manage?
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    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    And the Guardian, screwing up units again. "In the last month, there was a 535% rise in daily traffic to the Zoom.us download page". Or hourly, or per minute, or any time unit you care to use. Why is there a time unit on the 535%? It's the rise in traffic.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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