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    I've had Morrisons 1521 Lumens (100W equiv) in all fittings around the house for 2 years now - very happy. On offer at the moment, £3.50 each instead of £4
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    or again, as Steve Bannon said ""The Democrats don't matter. The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit."
  3. You have to bury organic carbon in the sediments to have a long-term increase in oxygen
  4. net zero is what it is, it's being interpreted as zero, which it isn't. Lots of wriggle room But as far ago as when British Leyland went out of business and all that redundant engineering capability was available we should have invested in renewables research and nuclear, especially tidal on the renewables front. Irrespectiove of the benefits from not adding to the rising atm CO2, it's sruely, a great goal to be as energy self-sufficient as possible. Who wants to rely upon energy imports if you don't have to do so? In the 90s I sat in government meetings where MPs thought we could meet out needs simply by shipping in LNG, mental
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    Agree But for my sins, I've never had money in my sights. I just want to do stuff and essentially, for me, that is discover difficult stuff or help other people discover stuff. Consequently, am poor as all the money goes on discovery. perhaps that's why others aren't interested in my ideas, because the money grabbing b'stards realise I won't make them rich ; well, not rich financially but, i'd argue, rich in other ways.
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    That facial expression she gives at 59s when she says "Well No, you can't do that" after she has described the slogan "Oh, we're just going to go WTO. It reminded me of arguing with a stroppy, adolescent teenager. She should be told to go to the bedroom
  7. IMO the biggest thing we need to conserve petrochemicals for is food supply, agriculture and fisheries.
  8. With peak oil ( I think you are an advocate?) we'll be going back to the stone age if we don't do this, surely?
  9. Forget May It's Net zero (The following is copied from a post I just made on the "Next PM" thread) I got wound up by an interview on Talk Radio yesterday by the radio host who one minute went from being bullish on the benefits of Brexit and bemoaning those who declared the sky would fall in, to the next segment where he sounded like a remainer by being defeatist about the Governments 2050 net zero Carbon target saying that the world was going to end and the sky would fall in. I wondered how someone could flip from optimistic to pessimistic so quickly. Why not take the 2050 net zero target as a great challenge to get our energy supply carbon free and, if we achieve that, what a great place Britain will be when it becomes unreliant upon fossil fuel imports.  Let's be positive and have a bit of confidence in oursleves for a fekking change. And let's trample all over the dilatory and the defeatest.
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    Except he was pretty clear about leaving the EU on Oct 31st in the Talk Radio Interview. What hit the nail on the head with that interview, and appealed to me, was Boris' identification of, and exasperation with, the national epidemic of defeatism, we can't do that, it'll never happen, forces will defeat us. How did this defeatest, "it'll be too difficiult" psyche enter British public life in the last 20-30 years? What created it, where did it come from? Is it an EU thing too? Or, is it a result of a burgeoning public sector and benefits and the lethargic they employ or the lethargy they seem to inculcate. Have people lost the ability to strive because money now comes too easily to so many ? I've always been a can do person. If I decide something will happen, it will happen despite naysayers telling me otherwise, naysayers that will give me defeatist reasons to my face or behind my back largely because they aren't used to expending effort and so see the task I've set as insurmountable. It's just the same with all this "Britain can't live without the EU" bollocks. The people that spout this defeatest shite are just scared they'll lose the EU teat that feeds them and they aren't brave enough, or have the will or ability, to stand on their own two feet. Let them drown, I say. We don't need these people holding us back. I got wound up by an interview on Talk Radio yesterday by the radio host who one minute went from being bullish on the benefits of Brexit and bemoaning those who declared the sky would fall in, to the next segment where he sounded like a remainer by being defeatist about the Government's 2050 net zero Carbon target saying that the world was going to end and the sky would fall in. I wondered how someone could flip from optimistic to pessimistic so quickly. Why not take the 2050 target as a great challenge to get our energy supply carbon free and, if we achieve that, what a great place Britain will be when it becomes unreliant upon fossil fuel imports. Let's be positive and have a bit of confidence in ourselves for a fekking change. And let's trample all over the dilatory and the defeatest.
  11. Fuelling the obesity epidemic
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    Cripes I've been at sea all day and now back on land I'm just having a sit down and expected Boris and toy buses to at least have got a mention in my absence so, here it is
  13. Perhaps the only thing going on is that young minds (and some older idiots) now have platforms to give them global visibility. Prior, their developmental thought processes would have been within the confined boundaries of their school playground. TED X gave that young mind a platform for her developing thoughts. She would never have been heard before. The other thing is that global electronic space is both virtually unlimited and dirt cheap. All these platforms, whether the Mail Online, the So-Called BBC, YouTube or TED X need content to fill their endless 'pages' and there hasn't been an increase in wise people to fill the space created - in effect, there wasn't the need for the space. The same can be said of the expansion of Universities where the supply of good student minds is now exhausted.
  14. Carrie could be Boris' Achillee's heel. Marina might be letting herself enjoy a touch of schadenfreude Dumped, Carrie could spill some beans. It'll then depend upon Carrie's conflict between bunny boiling and both her loyalty to the party and her like/dislike for Hunt. And whether Marina rides to Boris' salvation What fun