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by lancasterlad
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Will landline telephones work in a power cut ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6620


adam2 wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:33 pm I have recently heard, but can not substantiate, that BT plan to migrate almost all phone lines to internet based/fiber optic technology.
I think the plan is that all new connections from a set date will be IP based - I think 2025?
by lancasterlad
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Scotland Watch
Replies: 534
Views: 46242

UndercoverElephant wrote:OK. The question still remains: if it makes no difference (in the UK/Scotland) then why are they moving their head office at all?
To benefit from the Bank of England being the lender of last resort?
by lancasterlad
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: How Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'
Replies: 2
Views: 997

How Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'

For while other countries have struck oil and then binged on the revenues, by contrast Norway is continuing to invest its oil and gas money in a giant sovereign wealth fund. The fund, worth about $800bn (£483bn), owns 1% of the entire world's stocks, and is big enough to make every citizen a millio...
by lancasterlad
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power Saving Vacuum Cleaners
Replies: 30
Views: 5860

Dyson's main point is that the EU rating test will be performed on empty cleaners whereas the 'Which' testing is done on the cleaner when half full. It is claimed that the 'half full' test gives a better indication of cleaning ability in that machines that do well on the 'empty' test do not fare as ...
by lancasterlad
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: August 7 - the day the food runs out (without imports)
Replies: 40
Views: 13786

August 7 - the day the food runs out (without imports)

THE NFU has urged consumers, retailers, politicians and the wider food industry to ‘Back British Farming’ by highlighting August 7 as the day food would run out in the UK without imports. Self-sufficiency for all food dropped 2 per cent year-on-year to 60 per cent in 2013, partly on the back of poor...
by lancasterlad
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ukraine Watch...
Replies: 445
Views: 91061

Putin orders retaliatory sanctions

Putin orders retaliatory sanctions -
by lancasterlad
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wellcome Trust buys Co-op farms for £249 million
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

Wellcome Trust buys Co-op farms for £249 million

THE The Co-operative Group has announced it has sold its 15 farms to the Wellcome Trust, the world’s second highest charitable foundation, for £249 million.
by lancasterlad
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Peru licenses soldiers to kill eco-protestors
Replies: 8
Views: 1937

Tarrel wrote:..... I then watched a documentary on TV (don't know if anyone remembers it) showing a reporter's experimental attempts to disappear and avoid being tracked down by private investigators employed by his producers.
Erasing David
by lancasterlad
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: March against coalition's austerity measures
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

Just seen a young man on 'Newswatch' on BBC Breakfast pressing home the point. 6,000 complaints to the BBC evidently.

Don't know who the young man was but he came across very well.
by lancasterlad
Mon May 19, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 878
Views: 331347

Saw Ruby Wax's Sane New World Tour. She talked about mindfulness and had found it useful in her own life. The forum won't let me post what I want but take a look at her website at
by lancasterlad
Sun May 18, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: stored food
Replies: 81
Views: 31002

by lancasterlad
Mon May 12, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Home - Watch It
Replies: 8
Views: 3673

I also miss Vortex. Enjoyed his posts.
by lancasterlad
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: Chickens!
Replies: 11
Views: 8298

I have the same Energiser - it's a solid bit of equipment. Very pleased with it. I also have two of those batteries - they are working well. I'm running 3 strands of tensioned electric fencing in two pig paddocks - the total length of wire is about 750m I think and the battery lasts two or three wee...
by lancasterlad
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: The transformative potential of the right to food
Replies: 17
Views: 5076

Indeed. 'Rights' only exist whilst society is in a position to sustain those 'rights'. Should society break down 'rights' will go out of the window including Human Rights.