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+ - Unesco probing Star Wars filming in Ireland->

Submitted by wijnands
wijnands (874114) writes "Star Wars crews have started filming on the small Irish Island of Skellig Michael. This island, listed as a Unesco world heritage site, features the remains of a 6th century monastery as well as breeding populations of puffins , manx shearwaters, storm petrels, guillemots and kittiwakes.
Currently the Irish navy has deployed one vessel to maintain a 2 mile exclusion zone around the island. Unesco is now concerned about what is going on the island, which is only visited 13 times a year by tourist groups, and has asked the Irish government for an explantion."

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Comment: Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (Score 1) 1198

It seems to go with the territory of being a right wing quasi democracy. It usually takes a true democracy and a certain level of education of the voting population to get rid of the death penalty. Most of Europe reached that stage in the 1930s-1970s.

Comment: Badly informed (Score 1) 784

by wijnands (#45562491) Attached to: Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records
I don't know what you are blabbering about but all countries in Western Europe have free speech codified. Getting a search warrant here is more difficult as is showing up at someone's door with a SWAT team. And yes we're allowed to defend ourselves but not to the extent of having enough guns to fight a minor war Also we don't refuse people because of a medical history. Probably because we actually welcome visitors.

Comment: Re:You'd rather kill them with coal? (Score 1) 142

by wijnands (#45243361) Attached to: Greenland Repeals Radioactive Mining Ban
I'd rather you'd keep your playground attitude of name calling to yourself. Nuclear energy is, theoretically, clean and safe. However in practice it's proven to be far less so. An coal pollution will be greatly reduced in a few hunderd years. Radiation tends to stick around for a much longer time. If we go into "I'd rather" mode. I'd rather see we stabilize our population growth and start taking our energy production seriously whereby effect on the planet is leading over quick profit. Let's see about hydrogen production that doesn't cost more energy than it delivers. Get battery technology sorted, see if we can do a good fuel cell but also see about cracking the fusion reactor puzzle.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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