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  1. Didn't see a single obese person in that film.
  2. Ok, its treehugger so perhaps a bit biased but interesting all the same: https://www.treehugger.com/cars/peak-copper-back-thanks-teslas-and-smart-tech.html "Tesla Inc. expects global shortages of nickel, copper and other electric-vehicle battery minerals down the road due to underinvestment in the mining sector, the company’s global supply manager for battery metals told an industry conference on Thursday, according to two sources...Sarah Maryssael, Tesla’s global supply manager for battery metals, told a closed-door Washington conference of miners, regulators and lawmakers that the automaker sees a shortage of key EV minerals coming, according to the sources. "
  3. Posted in another thread and thought it might be of interest here. Ok, its treehugger so perhaps a bit biased but interesting all the same: https://www.treehugger.com/cars/peak-copper-back-thanks-teslas-and-smart-tech.html "Tesla Inc. expects global shortages of nickel, copper and other electric-vehicle battery minerals down the road due to underinvestment in the mining sector, the company’s global supply manager for battery metals told an industry conference on Thursday, according to two sources...Sarah Maryssael, Tesla’s global supply manager for battery metals, told a closed-door Washington conference of miners, regulators and lawmakers that the automaker sees a shortage of key EV minerals coming, according to the sources. "
  4. My experience was that an Indian dev while based in the UK was excellent and on par with the best UK staff.I'm not sure if this was due to them only sending the best of the best to the UK or that the UK management was better, perhaps a bit of both. It was a shame they were not allowed to stay long, work visas and all that. Yet an EE with criminal record and no skills can work in the local car wash for as long as they want. For some reason remainers think this is a good idea.
  5. If looking for something a bit different how about copper? Provided you have space to store a few tons or so. Currently around £4k a ton and I recall it peaked at around £6k a ton a few years back, perhaps some potential for big growth in the future, or at least inflation proof? Easy to buy and sell under the radar. I know nothing about copper mining, but it turns out peak copper is a thing. Ulitmately its a finite resource but the price is kept down due to very high rates of recycling. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_copper
  6. Fascinating job! Totally off topic (but perhaps related to manufacturing coming back from China), I imagine their standards are high compared with stuff made in China. An example being after the licence on valsartan expired and there was then a big push to make it cheaply. I wonder how many other drugs are tainted but never found out? I understand that they only found the valsartan tainting by accident. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30945826 In early July 2018, it became known that a number of generic preparations containing the active substance valsartan could be carcinogenic. This news took caregivers and patients by surprise. Initially, a recall was initiated at the pharmacy level. A few weeks later, the recall was expanded to the patient level. The source of the contamination was a factory of the Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical, where the active ingredient valsartan is produced. It was found that batches from that factory had contained too high a concentration of N-nitrosodimethylamine since as early as 2012. The EMA estimates that if 5000 patients took the maximum dose of 320 mg of tainted valsartan tablets every day in the period from July 2012 to July 2018, there will be one extra case of cancer.
  7. You really are a knob, but putting that aside as I'm not going to get drawn into your trolling, the point is that the law and peoples reactions to sexual crimes is all a bit mixed up. There is no big fuss made over the huge number of children raped (technically) and yet some pissed fat burd shags a bloke and regrets it in the morning and its rape and makes the headlines.
  8. The estimated number of conceptions to women aged under 16 was 4,160 in 2014. Technically, that's 4,160 children that were raped. How many were prosecuted for that rape? Not very many at all, gvien that alot of the rapists would have been children themselves. And that's just how many got pregnant. How many were raped but didn't get pregnant? 10 x that number? Maybe 100x.
  9. She really was good and yet so many hated her (and still do). You would think the SJWs would love her, what with being a women and one of the best prime minsters we have ever had. I can recall thinking that perhaps Treason May would be sometihng like Maggie, could I have been any more wrong?
  10. Yes, very much so judging by the people seen out and about on the streets. I can see what John Cleese meant by his tweet about London.
  11. Just this morning I had a conversation with someone in their fifties who appeared to have managed to go their whole life without understanding that the government take money from us in taxes and spend it on our behalf. It was the classic conversation, that went something like this (some creative editing for effect): idiot - the government should do more to encourage xyz by making it cheaper and paying towards the cost me - so would you be happy to pay extra tax to cover this massive cost idiot - no, I already pay too much tax, the government should pay it me - so which area of government spending should be reduced to pay for it? As a suggestion lets stop NHS hip replacements? idiot - jeez, you are not getting it, the government should pay and I also think they need to spend more on the NHS me - so where does th money come from idiot - man you are so stupid, the government should pay for it It was a brief elevator type conversation so didn't get the chance to explore further about where they thought the gubberment kept the money tree. And while this person was clearly about as sharp as a marble, they were not a knuckle dragger either. Judging by hw many votes Labour get, there must be loads of 'em out there.
  12. Yes, a good point - perhaps white british was not the best way to put it. For the people of colour, they may well have been British citizens but judging from the accents I doubt they were born here, although I would assume their children were. Same goes for the white people, there were plenty of EE accents and quite a few that seemed to struggle with speaking English. White people with a British accent were most certainly a minority.
  13. Having spent some time at GOSH last year, I estimate only around a third of the patients were white British. This being just a snapshot of a few hours of a waiting room so may of course not be typical.
  14. I've been involved in various internet forums for over two decades. I have never used an ignore function until now. Most people use an ignore function when they get tired of opposing views, personally I think that's not the thing to do - either pass it by or enter into a debate. Opposing views are one of the best things about forums, to have your views chellenged which will either reinforce them or if you are open minded you just might see things differently. But it the case of xyz man, it just appears to be posts on every topic of the same boring repetitive post. Perhaps he is bored? To me, the posts have so little value (even as an opposing view) that I would rather save the time having to scroll past them. . added to the ignore list. First time for everything I guess.
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