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Everything posted by blakeyboy

  1. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Exactly. As was the argument over lead additive in petrol. But not conspiracy theories...
  2. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    oops I'll try that again
  3. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Try changing "oil" to "tobacco", "fossil fuels" to "smoking", and "climate change" to cancer"......
  4. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    You choose to slightly misunderstand the vast majority of scientists, ( they don't understand or agree with each other 100%) and think that the opposite of your actions has to involve conspiracy theories.... This doesn't make sense. Not all change is caused by Man!!!! That's where the problem lies- this mistake generated the idiocy of thinking it's easy to reverse global warming, going around telling everyone what to do. There are positive feedback loops involved that we don't yet understand. There are negative feedback loops involved that we don't yet understand. The natural forces involved are beyond our comprehension. We are a passenger in, not the driver of, this runaway vehicle. Sure, we've had a play with the steering wheel, and we are increasingly being asked to do so, but we have no control over the brakes....
  5. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Hmm....read again. We have affected the climate, and changed it. This is obvious. OK? What is ridiculous and arrogant is to assert that ALL climate change is down to us. Forces far greater than we can really imagine have been fighting each other for millions of years, the result being a constantly shifting climate. All we have done is added a warming bias to this, but who knows what the climate would have done anyway? Was it about to go into a warmer period, which we have now exaggerated, or was it about to enter a cooler period, which we have stopped?
  6. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    The climate has varied enormously over the millennia. It's not that we have affected the climate that offends me. It's the arrogance that asserts that _all_ climate change is all down to Man's activities that offends me, because this clearly is not true.
  7. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    They won't dare to stand in front of me when I'm driving my new Kia Starmer......
  8. Ah no- MK- I hail from Kiddy- friends and family still there, and bought somewhere in Worcestershire earlier this year, so one day hoping to move, after turning a village hall into a house, but the cost of materials is now crazy......
  9. I think you're right- the gulf stream may well move or stop- compare the climate of the Isle of Lewis to Churchill, Canada.....same latitude..... that's what we will lose....
  10. I was monitoring my local Weatherunderground stations here in Milton keynes, and they all read 42˚ plus, but where not listed as the record, so they must be inaccurate, but if they are, then why do they post results?
  11. Why are they so restricted? Is it still covid-related?
  12. What? Only online like Ebay?
  13. Anyone tried to do this? We lost a clutch in London last week, and the voice recognition software couldn't make sense of our address, and it texted us, so we replied with the correct spelling, thus, on a dumb phone, cutting the call !!!! And round you go again..... I fired of a query to the RAC about a number to talk to a human, and I just got a reply that only hinted at a solution, and, hilariously and ironically, the letter proved their non- understanding of the situation by telling me I could always "use the RAC App" !!!!!!!! What a bunch of useless morons run most of this country's customer care. The respondent -always- has a foreign name- are they not even in the country?
  14. Couldn't get to the top spot because of bloody Joe Dolce....
  15. blakeyboy

    The Prisoner

    Mea culpa.
  16. blakeyboy

    The Prisoner

    Riishi and Liz chatting after the election?
  17. ......got carried away with the DJ 'feel' of "It's been up there as No.6 for a few weeks"...... ...maybe I should have gone with the Prisoner theme and claimed I was a free man...
  18. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Nor me- I passed on it since it's nowhere near as nice as my current example. Just kidding...:-(
  19. I once wrote to Jim to ask if he could fix it for me to be on 'It's a Knockout'. Seemed a good idea at the time....
  20. Just hold a convex lens over the camera lens. Job done.
  21. I know I'm going back on the thread, but I'm still thinking about this. Calling the problem behaviour 'sharp practice' is simply rolling over and accepting that you are being ripped off. It's just as 'sharp practice' as being mugged on the street..... If you use an auction company a lot, and you always win with your highest bid, why not leave bids as usual, but ask the auction office manager what odds they will give you on all your bids winning at the maximum? I wonder what amounts would then be the winners??? There must be a way of setting up a sting to catch suspect auction houses out..... ....there must be......
  22. .....this is in the 'Stuff to Make us Laugh' section, after all....:-)
  23. Wow...so often in the past it was all bronze pennies, then copper pennies ( Mike's excellent ones in particular) that made me appreciate the coins that other people collect, but this sort of silver is just lovely- if only I could afford to splurge on a bit of Gothic!