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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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Tizer
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5150 Posts
Posted - 25/01/2011 : 10:02
I wonder if the 6 foot 7 Australian soldier was a Viking chosen to intimidate the Taliban!

"quickest route to improvement is to improve local productivity. " - Stanley on India
India wastes 40% of food between farm and consumer, so there is an opportunity there to boost available supply. The supermarket companies might cut the waste - but will people then be able to afford the prices they will charge?



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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 25/01/2011 : 14:30
I have heard that the incident near the Railway has escalated to murder, can any of you confirm this?


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 25/01/2011 : 14:41
What caught my attention was that OGFB was missing for an hour this afternoon!!


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HerbSG
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Posted - 25/01/2011 : 18:53
Changing things like internal transportation etc seems to be a world wide issue, especially in lesser developed countries.  A recent review of conditions in Haiti showed dozens of red cross vehicles parked because they did not have Haitian licence plates.  Another problem in Haiti is land ownership, so new houses cannot be built on land with "multiple" claims of ownership.  Some towns with multiple mayors and now the return of the saviour "Papa Doc".

In an "advanced" country like Canada there are problems with provincial barriers on trade and even movement of labour in the construction trades, all of this creates problems in negotiating free trade agreements.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 26/01/2011 : 03:53
BBC World service published the list of language services they are ending because of a 16% cut in funding.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12283356


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Big Kev
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Posted - 26/01/2011 : 12:32


quote:
thomo wrote:
I have heard that the incident near the Railway has escalated to murder, can any of you confirm this?


I heard the same rumour but there's nothing in the press to substantiate it. Last update I can find is Lancashire Telegraph on Saturday 22nd...


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Big Kev
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Posted - 26/01/2011 : 13:08

Residential speed limits in Lancashire cut to 20mph

Preston street with 20mph speed limit Lancashire County Council will start introducing the restrictions near schools

All residential roads under Lancashire County Council will have a 20mph speed limit by 2013, the authority has said.
The £9m plan aims to reduce the number of road deaths and injuries in the county.

County councillor Tim Ashton, who is responsible for transport, said the change would not slow commuter traffic.

"I hope within a generation we will change hearts and minds - we must make people aware it's not right to speed in residential areas," he said.

"It is going to cost about £9m in the whole of Lancashire," Mr Ashton said.

He added: "We're going to start outside school[s], that's my main concern in the first year and we will roll it out to the other residential areas after that."


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 26/01/2011 : 13:28
What caught my attention today is that our snowdops are flowering.


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belle
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Posted - 26/01/2011 : 15:40
Just yesterday I thought to myself "it won't be long before someone mentions snowdrops on O.G" haha!


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 26/01/2011 : 15:51
Jack and I were out for our first walk in broad daylight before 8am this morning, first time since last year. The days are lengthening!

Kev, about time too but do we really need major signs on the roads? Why not a simpler way. Like all roads are 20mph unless marked otherwise? People have enough intelligence to understand that if it is advertised well enough.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 26/01/2011 : 16:14
The problem with a 20 MPH speed limit is no one to enforce it, the Police won't and can't.
OK outside Schools have flashing 20 signs but the rest is just wasting Council Tax Payers Money for no gain what so ever. We have had it up here for a couple of years now and the accident rate/fatalities are exactly the same ie no change



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catgate
Senior Member


1764 Posts
Posted - 26/01/2011 : 17:37
I think I have never heard of anything so silly as this 20 MPH rubbish. It is nonsense of the highest order, and yet another ruse to collect easy money.

What is needed is the handing out of punishments to drivers, who cause accidents, that are so severe that those left driving do drive "with due care", irrespective of speed. There are insufficient disqualifications and lifetime bans handed out. I have never heard of a pedestrian being fines or even chided for being the cause of an accident and yet it has been demostrated over and over again that in over 87.5 % of accidents involving pedestrians the motorist was not to blame for anything else other than not being stationary.

I have the feeling that many of our sentencing rules, and their implementation, are based on the judiciaries out look of not creating a precedent for their own discomfort should they just happen to get caught (as many of them do).

Is it not time that, in addition to a driving test, we had a walking test?

The Green Cross Code Man of the 70s/80s didn't do much good did he.

 


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frankwilk
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Posted - 26/01/2011 : 19:20
This caught my attention From the Telegraph
"It has been claimed former prime minister Gordon Brown contacted the Met last summer to ask if his phone had also been targeted, but his office declined to comment on the reports"
Never heard of GCHQ they can listen to Bin Laden talking on his mobile in Pakistan. I am sure they would know if the PMs phone Had/Was hacked, more smoke and mirrors at play here.



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catgate
Senior Member


1764 Posts
Posted - 26/01/2011 : 19:23
I was attracted to this about two minutes ago.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/liverpool/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9376000/9376984.stm

Is Nelson College still doing a Ph.D. in Stew and Hard?


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gearce
Regular Member


941 Posts
Posted - 27/01/2011 : 05:21
You can't say that, can you?

During the TV broadcast of the Australian Open Tennis Tournament (on a female player's success) ...... "Maybe this might be the last chance she has ...... "

During the TV broadcast of an Australia v England one-day international (on the Australia v England women's cricket test) ...... "At least the Australian women have regained the Ashes back"



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