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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

Follw this LINK for last version.


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 14/12/2011 : 02:45
Christmas cards for posting take less time to write each year. Just realised why, RIP family.


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Stanley
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Posted - 14/12/2011 : 06:03
Tiz, yes he does know all about them, get talking to him he knows his stuff. OG is a repository of more than local knowledge. Amazing!

According to a report last night the filming in the zoo was mentioned in the programme as it would have been too dangerous for both the cubs and the cameraman to film them in situ.

Jules, my list shrinks each year, ome of the signs of advancing years.

Comrade, will hang fire for a while. Turns out one of my mates is in charge of waste wood disposal at a large firm...... Aren't good friends wonderful!


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belle
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Posted - 14/12/2011 : 09:29
We have got to Dec on pallets. Not only does he know a lot but he works hard!!


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Posted - 14/12/2011 : 14:44
Stanley, on the Green Building Forum I saw a post about woodburners and someone wrote the following which I take to be an expression of approval for his Morso Squirrel:
"A personal opinion but Morso are the dogs dangly bits.... we have run one 24/7 for 6 months of the year since 1996 (& never cleaned the flue).
They are supremely well made and a pleasure to use."


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Posted - 15/12/2011 : 04:53
That's the impression I have got from my research and of course a long experience with flues and burning more than my fair share of the world's fossil fuel resources.  Like a lot of other things, knowledge of combustion is a good start and the Squirrel 1410 is completely contollable, no fancy air wash systems that you can't control and 'environmental improvements' which actually lower the efficiency.

Even under the worst conditions we could run Bancroft boiler with just a faint haze fluttering from the top of the stack but I remember telling Peter Birtles the managing director that I could see £5 notes coming out of the top of the chimney and floating away in the wind. He thought I was potty.


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Posted - 15/12/2011 : 09:51
My father in law sent me this video link of the Japanese earthquake and the covering note that goes with it:

"Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 8.11 earthquake hit. Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the tsunami would travel, he continued to drive and do his job after the earthquake struck. The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the tsunami. He escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater. His car and the camera have only recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavily damaged but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage."

http://fragg.me/video/japan-tsunami-inside-car

 

 


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belle
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Posted - 15/12/2011 : 10:54
Saw this on Tv but the uninterrupted footage on your link makes more sense of it..I couldn't help noticing the time of the clip..the whole thing happened in under five minutes.


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Posted - 15/12/2011 : 17:03
We've been listening to the 15-minute programmes in the series `The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office' at 1.45pm on Radio 4. They are excellent and just the right length. Each is accompanied by folk music and they are easy but informative listening, very interesting stuff with a lot of social history. There are more programmes you can listen to in forthcoming days at 1.45 but they all available on the BBC `Listen Now' iPlayer page here: [LINK]. Look down the right-hand side of the page, under `In this series' and you can click on the first one, London Penny Post, or click the little arrows to go to the next episode. When you've clicke you will get the page for the first episode. Click on `Listen Now' to hear it.


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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 05:20
Brilliant video! Loved the way the intermittent wipe kept the screen clear right to the end. Have been listning to Jim and his living with science interviews.

I have hesitated over posting the following because it might be seen as putting me in a good light but I think there may be a message embedded in it.

For some years I have occasionally met a young woman walking down Park Road towards Barlick on my Letcliffe walk. She is obviously handicapped, walks with her eyes down, avoids eye contact and never speaks.  I have always spoken to her as we passed. About ten days ago she spoke to me first and I thought well, that's a first! Three days ago she stopped me and asked me to tighten the velcro fastenings on her shoes as they were too slack. I had a job understanding her but then got down and fixed her problem. She said thank you and went on her way. A very small thing but what did it mean to her. How did she come to trust me enough to communicate? Is there a message in here for all of us?


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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 05:39
Not impressed by the US version of the 'victory' in Iraq. Does anyone think the Iraqis see it the same way?


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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 09:22
Stanley ..that is a very heartwarming story about the lady you pass on your walks and confirms my belief that if we are serious about wanting to help someone we shouldn't give up when it looks like they are not responding. Years ago I worked for a charity that prided itself on listening but there was a cut off if it felt no improvement was being made, and I always felt that shouldn't happen. You have proved my point nicely!


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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 09:30
Thanks Belle. I think it was about five years before I got a response. It cheered me up no end and I couldn't help wondering what it did for her. I've told the story before but I was once asked to go and rescue two lads who had gone AWOL on a trip to a theme park and missed the bus home. Both quite severely handicapped. I retrieved them and took them home to Nelson and when we went in I noticed after a while that the family were looking at me strangely. This was while I was joking with them about their adventure. Turned out that it was the first time they had ever heard their son communicate with someone outside the family. Gives you a warm glow! I'm sure it wasn't any particular skill of mine, just the fact that I treated them as I would anyone else. Another lesson perhaps....


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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 10:06
An extension of what you are describing Stanley is that Mrs Tiz and I are used to saying at least hello to anyone and everyone that we see in our village and elsewhere in the countryside, but when we go into big towns we feel like the odd ones out as people go past without acknowledging our existence, no eye contact at all. It costs so little to speak a few words, pass a few moments together, and help anyone who needs help, but as a population we've become self-centred and seem to consider everyone as a threat. We get people like this in the village sometimes when they come to the holiday cottages; then it seems even more strange in this rural environment. I get the feeling that they are afraid of strangers, even of people they've seen before and know live locally. I wonder whether the mobile phone has something to do with it - it's allowed them to retreat into a small world of their own. I remember Giles Coren writing that many people use their mobile phone "to be somewhere else", not where they physically are (he was writing about a young woman who had driven into a pensioner on a zebra crossing while talking on her phone).


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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 22:36
What attracted my attention tomight was the ridiculous news story on BBC news at ten, that Wales had experienced a "significant snow fall" today...given that the cameraman would have scoured the area for the best shots..they couldn't even come up with half an inch..surely it's time we got rid of these puppets who bring our "news" to us and replaced them with some real people who have had a life!!!!!!


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Posted - 17/12/2011 : 05:04
I had the same thoughts as I watched the clip. The fact that the North of England had snow three days before seemed to escape them entirely. Never mind, if the forecast is correct they are hetting their own 'disastrous' cold pell and snow as I write....



One for Cath and Maz. Only light snow but very cold as Jack pees on the telegraph pole in the back street this morning.

 See this LINK for the case of the Pontefract doctor who took maternity leave and was hounded out of her job by the administration of the hospital. Private Eye has been supporting her for years and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Her life has been ruined, will any heads roll?


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