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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetfoot View Post
    No idea what this conversation is actually about, but I love that it pops up from time to time, and I do love the subject line.

    And anything that distracts from the insanity of British politics at the moment is welcome indeed!
    Many moons ago, when I was a moderator of little beard growth, a small campaign coalesced around the idea that grey squirrels were actually foreigners who had over-stayed their welcome. The campaign wanted (wants?) to eradicate the grey rodent menace - or perhaps eat them. Once this had been brought to the attention of the group we noticed that the local Sciurus Carolinensis infestation has a peculiarly psychotic temperament. This thread serves the public by keeping track of the latest sightings of the grey menace.

    Metaphors with the current political situation are [probably, perhaps ... maybe] coincidental.
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    "This thread serves the public by keeping track of the latest sightings of the grey menace."

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/th...-a3296086.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by fencingmaster View Post
    "This thread serves the public by keeping track of the latest sightings of the grey menace."

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/th...-a3296086.html
    But what are they angry about?

    "What do we want?"
    "Nuts"
    "When do we want them?"
    "In large amounts now, so that we can bury them for later!"
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    Image surfaces of Squirrel stealing cars.

    https://twitter.com/virtuallydead/st...34735170723840

    bleeping squirrels!
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    Here's a squirrel related foot-tapper to get you in the mood for the weekend...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIgL...FADA161E47AC22


    Don't watch this if you're prone to bouts of psychedelia, it may exacerbate your problem.

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    It seems a small militia has started to tackle the Grey Menace!

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...rels?CMP=fb_gu
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    Default Just don't go touching any red squirrels, OK

    Otherwise the squirrels might just get their own back
    If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.

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    And there I was suggesting we should eat them.....

    I guess we should ensure that they're well cooked!
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    Some fencers or coaches travelling to international competitions may need to be aware of this development in airline policies:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8577756.html

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    I'm not sure why anyone would pick a squirrel as their emotional support animal... .

    Or even know that that means.
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