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Adam Rose
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Two idiotic retweets Reply with quote

First, the BBKA retweeted some propaganda from Bayer: ( look up @britishbee to find the retweet ).

Then kiwimana retweeted the following nonsense about how wonderful capitalism treats bees, and in particular, how good migratory pollination services in the US are for bees :, from the "Property and Environment Research Centre".

In different ways, people who should know better are giving a voice to people who are saying "just carry on as we are and everything will be fine".
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not into all this social media stuff, but I know how easy it can be to innocently get drawn into something that appears to be so worthwhile because it has been given a good dose of "spin"
That said, I am not naïve enough to believe that the BBKA are not aware of what they are doing.
Simple answer is not to follow of course or perhaps to challenge, so that others are at least tipped off to make an informed decision on what is being peddled.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One could say today's "social media" by nature of the particpants
shares the features of a meterogical (sp?) event - Cirrus Cloud.
Thin, high flying and gone before it came.
Well, that is _my take_ on it, and in staying away from it I can
chuckle at the likes of Trump and his foobars.
Best ignored... IMO :-)



Edited by Barbara to add....
One of the benefits of being a moderator is that I can edit other people's posts and whilst we sadly don't have a "thumbs up" or "like" facility on the forum, I can take advantage of my status to give this post a big
Hope nobody reports me for abuse of authority :shock:
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