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by Erik
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2012: Will it be the end of the world as we know it?
Replies: 91
Views: 14474

'Doomsday' rumours hit French village of Bugarach I do find this highly amusing, the idea of thousands of doomers turning up to spoil the tranquility of this idyllic little village so as to escape the Mayan apocalypse. Can't wait to see a few photos of the Burgarach local bus stop on the morning of...
by Erik
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where has Ludwig gone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

energy-village wrote:People dip in and out ... sometimes life gets in the way of posting.
That's the problem with life, it gets in the way of everything :wink:
by Erik
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Oil company Nationalisation
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Alternative viewpoints... Financial Times: But another line of reasoning leads to Argentine domestic politics and cronyism. Indeed, YPF may not be a Venezuelan-style nationalisation, as many have compared it to. Instead it may be closer to the kinds of power battles that Russia is known for. Argenti...
by Erik
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I predict a riot!!!
Replies: 287
Views: 30535

Totally_Baffled wrote:FT must of been joking :)
Oops, I see!! I've been away too long - lost my sense of irony :?
by Erik
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I predict a riot!!!
Replies: 287
Views: 30535

How curious - we applaud bunches of disaffected, unemployed, marginalised youths for protesting against a rotten corrupt closed elite in the Arab countries, but get all sniffy when it happens here. Start of the British Spring, perhaps? But are the two groups of protesters so comparable? On the one ...
by Erik
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

DominicJ wrote:Clv
Having a mortgage could be useful, if you believe you can default on it and keep your house.

It could also backfire, and you lose everything.
Indeed, and the alternative is renting which means losing everything whatever happens.
by Erik
Mon May 02, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is dead
Replies: 96
Views: 7200

Are we going to get an apology from the people who "knew" that he was dead several years ago, or even captured and held in a secret prison somewhere? No, I thought not. Don't expect the debate to die down or the apologies to flow if this is true: A US official quoted by Associated Press n...
by Erik
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Japan Earthquake
Replies: 119
Views: 16190

raspberry-blower wrote:
OI!!!

I posted that same article here :wink:

http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/forum/vie ... &start=150
It was well worth reading twice.
by Erik
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 135590

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said he planned to fly to Japan on Thursday for a one-day trip to get further information about the situation at a disaster-hit nuclear power plant. (Reuters)
Not hanging around too long then...
by Erik
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: March 11th 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5858

I suppose this "11 de marzo" can now be quietly filed away then...
by Erik
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 135590

New blast being reported around the main news sites, this time in reactor 2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12740843 And from The Guardian: A rupture may have occurred inside the containment vessel at Fukushima's number two reactor, Japan's NHK public broadcaster is reporting. Although details are ...
by Erik
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Japan Earthquake
Replies: 119
Views: 16190

Amazingly, I have just heard of this now (been in France for a few days no tv or Internet ) poor people. Did i hear correctly that a refinary has blown up? Will this cause a shortage of refined products worldwide? An oil refinery has indeed been blown up, not totally but enough to put it out of use...
by Erik
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Libya
Replies: 110
Views: 11840

Seems that all oil exports from Libya have now halted. I think that's about 1.25mb/day. And gas too: http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFLDE71L1YN20110222 Spot European gas prices surged on Tuesday as a key pipeline supplying Libyan natural gas to Italy was closed and production in oil and ...
by Erik
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Spanish electric car plan
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

Spanish electric car plan

Short article in the Guardian on the latest electric vehicle developments/proposals in Spain: Madrid reverses the chargers with electric car plan Charge your electric car from old telephone boxes and lamp-posts? Free parking for electric cars in the city centers, and road tax reduced by 75%? ... and...
by Erik
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Space age allotment
Replies: 6
Views: 2128

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