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#12801 todd

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:52 PM

“The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating reports of individuals receiving unsolicited packages of seeds.

Do not plant seeds from unknown origins. Unauthorized seeds could be the seeds of invasive plants, or carry plant pests, which can be harmful when introduced into Canada. These species can invade agricultural and natural areas, causing serious damage to our plant resources.

If you receive a seed package that you did not order, please contact your regional CFIA office immediately. Keep the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label until a CFIA inspector contacts you with further instructions.”: https://www.canada.c...s-of-seeds.html


Apparently this is quite widespread also happening in the united states involving hundreds of incidences: https://www.cbc.ca/n...apore-1.5669601

#12802 spanky123

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:52 AM

^ The are from China and if you plant them they will grow "pod people" :-) Since their coronavirus plans didn't work out, this is the next step to try and take over the world.


Edited by spanky123, 01 August 2020 - 08:53 AM.

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#12803 todd

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:54 AM

Magic beans: https://youtu.be/_VCpAYajmvo

Plants are terrifying if I lay down for about two months next to a vine same as a snake: https://youtu.be/UG9YmrqyomM lot we don’t know as well


Is the canadian government going to try growing some in a safe place?


Why would somebody do this I’m not sure how it would ensure their survival?

#12804 todd

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:08 AM

^I guess it would the seeds.

#12805 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:31 AM

Seems the most plausible theory is the seeds are sent to create a verified and delivered online order that can then be used to write a "genuine" review of a product under a fake name. Seeds are used simply because they are a cheap and lightweight product. So if you see a product online like jewelry with five star legitimate and verified reviews saying this product is great and it arrived on time it could be one of these scams.


Edited by Rob Randall, 01 August 2020 - 10:33 AM.

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"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#12806 tanker

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 11:56 AM

Centennial square used to be (probably still is) a drug fair every summer during the 1990s. It's not like it was ever a very safe or palatable place.

#12807 tanker

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 11:56 AM

^ The are from China and if you plant them they will grow "pod people" :-) Since their coronavirus plans didn't work out, this is the next step to try and take over the world.


It's probably giant hog weed seeds

Edited by tanker, 01 August 2020 - 11:57 AM.


#12808 aastra

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:33 PM

Just be careful not to plant giant forest hog seeds. Those guys made a mess of my backyard. (But eventually I solved the problem by chasing them into my neighbour's yard.)



#12809 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:38 PM

I heard they caught a murder hornet in WA.

But in their zeal to get to the truth the interrogation about the whereabouts of its nest they went overboard and killed it.

they are going to capture another and use softer techniques now.

this is the deadly invasive insects thread right? they can be held on criminal charges?

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 August 2020 - 01:42 PM.


#12810 aastra

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:44 PM

 

this is the deadly invasive insects thread right? they can be held on criminal charges?

 

No, but they can be held in the Bug Zoo.


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#12811 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:47 PM

a lot of local bug zoos around here start with good intentions.

a pair of fleas. maybe a maggot or two, tops. perhaps a lone cockroach. nothing that would seem out of ordinary on the VV usernames “currently online” list.

but next thing you know it’s like the Jurassic Park movies but with killer bees.

I think the Galey kids farm in the blenkinsop Valley started as a bug zoo but now some of the larger chicadas are actually driving the mini train, for example. and don’t plan to retire for 17 years.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 August 2020 - 02:10 PM.

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#12812 todd

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:10 PM

Is the bug zoo open yet?

#12813 martini

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:28 PM

Is the bug zoo open yet?

Yes it is.
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#12814 todd

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:38 PM

Yes it is.


Might have some martinis and head down. Are they allowing you to hold the insects currently?
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#12815 aastra

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:30 PM

 

Are they allowing you to hold the insects currently?

 

No, you have to wait five minutes and then you can hold them.


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#12816 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:57 AM

A Victoria man will serve a total of 10 years in prison after committing two almost identical assaults in downtown Victoria in March 2018.

 

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Sesay, who was nearby, said: “Don’t talk to my [expletive] girlfriend that way” and punched the unsuspecting Anderson in the face. Unable to defend himself, Anderson was knocked to the ground with his hands by his side, striking his head on the concrete and losing consciousness. Sesay and his girlfriend left the area.

 

At the time, Sesay was six-foot, two-inches tall and 200 pounds. Anderson was five-foot, six-inches tall and 135 pounds, said Rogers.

 

Anderson suffered a fractured skull, jaw and orbital bone. He spent three days in hospital, lost five weeks of work, had to eat with a straw for eight weeks and continues to be affected by his brain injury, said Rogers.

 

He is regularly fatigued and has numbness due to nerve damage in his face.

 

“He has lost his ability to enjoy music, which was previously both a source of employment and pleasure, because ‘small sounds feel like an earthquake’ in his head. Anderson suffers from anxiety and depression and feels he is unable to live his life to the fullest as a result of his injuries,” said Rogers.

 

The attack on Rowley took place on March 31. Sesay became enraged after stepping into a back-alley puddle of urine and decided to punish Rowley, who was walking out of an alcove behind the Strathcona Hotel after he had urinated behind a dumpster. Sesay stopped Rowley and punched him in the face.

 

Unaware the blow was coming, Rowley fell backwards and hit his head. At the time, he was working full-time researching technologies to improve the lives of children and adults with autism, as he worked on a master’s degree in community development.

 

 

https://www.timescol...2018-1.24179854


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 August 2020 - 03:57 AM.


#12817 martini

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 04:56 AM

Might have some martinis and head down. Are they allowing you to hold the insects currently?

No, you can't hold them.
http://www.victoriabugzoo.ca/

#12818 todd

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 11:14 AM

No, you can't hold them.
http://www.victoriabugzoo.ca/

 

That is disappointing.



#12819 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 11:39 AM

Come on over, I've got some silverfish; if you're fast enough, you can touch them all you like.


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#12820 todd

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:04 PM

Come on over, I've got some silverfish; if you're fast enough, you can touch them all you like.


See this is why I have a hard time believing you can’t get a disease from a silverfish.

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