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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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Stanley
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 05:15
A nasty little piece by Christopher Booker using all the tricks in the book. Notice how he complained about cherry-picking when he was doing it himself. I just ignore the climate change deniers, listen to the majority of scientists who agree that our global conditions are changing and reflect that time will tell. Personally I don't think it is a sham and accept the need for worst case planning. In case you hadn't noticed, the official enquiry rubbished claims that the emails showed sharp practice. Just a case of people not realising how what they saw as reasonable actions could be mis-interpreted. Booker doesn't believe this obviously. He's allowed his opinion but he is getting a bit shrill in his denials.

60% of the population of Egypt is under 30 years old, under-educated, denied opportunity and have mobile phones and the internet. A powerful engine for change. They have one of the highest literary and numeracy deficits in the developed world. The US is the key and they have made up their minds now. They want Mubarak out.

Remember Kissinger and the Domino theory in the Far East? Watch for it rearing its head again. Yemen, Jordan, Tunisia and perhaps even Saudi Arabia. Think consequences on oil supply. Quetsion is what will uncontrolled political change be seen as. Natural development of democracy or terrorist inspired revolution? Some interesting decisions will have to be made.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 08:53
" Think consequences on oil supply "
you would think with so many young unemployed they would want to keep on selling the only commodity they have to sell, otherwise they will all starve.



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HerbSG
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 10:58
Frank you might know the answer to this, the USA are constantly worried about oil supply...the BP well that blew was not intended to go into production, it was to be capped...WHY?  HOW MANY (several I believe) WELLS ARE LIKE THAT IN THE GULF?

Statistics on oil reserves are suspect, but if true there will be interesting times ahead.  Wikipedia list years of reserves by country and show USA 8 years, China 11 years, Russia 17 years, Saudi 127.5 years, Iraq 142 years, and Canada 188 years.

The numbers also show Saudi with 264,100,000,000 or 19.78% of the world's supply and Canada second at 178,100,000,000 or 13,2%. the USA at 1.58%.

This obviously explains the US interest in the Middle East and sets up the competition with China and Russia for additional sources of supply in the near future.

All of this is a little worrisome on the day that the Canadian PM meets with Obama for a day of talks, the main topic apparently to be discussion of a North American perimeter for security and trade, with common border personnel etc.  This has the opposition worried about Canadian ownership of the country, it promises to be the main debate during the expected spring election.


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Stanley
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 11:05
The thing that eventually attracted my attention around 9am this morning was that my two year old fridge freezer had died! I did all the usual IAs like kicking it and switching everything on and off but no joy so I threw £340 at Garlick's and sometime very soon will have a fresh start. Very unusual for such a reliable piece of equipment to fail so soon but there you are. Problem solved when they have been and life can go on as before..... 


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frankwilk
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 11:10
Herb
Lack of infrastructure ( no fixed platform to tie back to )  tends to be why you cap and leave it for later.



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frankwilk
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 11:13
Stanley would a new compressor not be cheaper than a whole new freezer ?? that's assuming it is the compressor.
New units tend to have a control board that can be replaced quite cheaply just unplug and plug in the new one.



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panbiker
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 11:16
Good old HMRC, I have just received my 6th new notice of coding THIS YEAR! This after numerous telephone calls and the like, they have still taken 62% tax of my last months meagre pension even though it comes nowher near my allowed earnings. Grrrrr......


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frankwilk
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 11:25
wow Ian how did you mange to achieve a pension that good !!!!! You must have been a public sector worker.Tongue-out



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panbiker
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 12:31
Yes I was Frank and I wish I was eligible for that rate of tax but my combined annual pension from LCC plus my current jobseekers allowance (which will end next month) does not come up to my personal earnings allowance. They were very apologetic but that does not really count for much when you have stuff to pay for.


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moh
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 14:38
Surely your fridge/freezer should last longer than 2 years - will it not repair?


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Tizer
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Posted - 04/02/2011 : 16:45
Stanley, if your fridge guarantee had expired you might still be eligible for it being replaced free under the usual sale of goods act etc which state that a product should last a reasonable length of time. Two years isn't reasonable for a fridge. Alternatively you could try the Twitter route - see my thread.


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Stanley
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Posted - 05/02/2011 : 05:31
You are all quite right about what I should have done and yes I knew all those things. However, I have a personal factor that outweighs all these considerations. Put very simply it's "I can't be arsed!" I have other things to do than spend time arranging for temporary freezer space and chasing jobsworths down the corridors of power. I had enough money to solve the problem and regain the even tenor of my life inside six hours so I did it. I now have a functioning household and feel no pain. It's only money!

Oh, by the way, at the same time this was going on Mags and I were burning up the international 'phone lines chasing Barclay's down the corridors of power. Busy day for an old fart!


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Tizer
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Posted - 05/02/2011 : 11:51
I know what you mean and I make the same sort of decision sometimes but it's sad to know that the companies want it this way and profit from it.


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Steve B
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Posted - 05/02/2011 : 15:04
So the government finally recognises that multiculturalism failed.  Took them long enough.  While most of Cameron's remarks seemed to focus on Islam, I hope he remembers that the rest of the EU is also flocking to Britain and changing the nation.  Time to get back to being proud of being British in the old Kipling and Churchill way, I think.


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Don Don
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Posted - 05/02/2011 : 16:44
The bulbs and the green finches in my garden attracted my attention this morning, a dam site better than the doom and gloom on tele.  Am I doing this right by the way?

Ca


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