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by extractorfan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Shell Profits Warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

We're only going to make shit loads of money, rather than super shit loads of money.

Disaster.
by extractorfan
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: The Crisis Of Civilization
Replies: 10
Views: 4341

Have you ever actually read the name of this forum? Of course. And I imagine in the many years you have been here, you have found a way to powerswitch into using a laptop not built from petrochemical feedstocks, and probably don't even use fossil fuel generated power anymore, riding a bicycle as yo...
by extractorfan
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK House Prices Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Conclusion
Replies: 181
Views: 21621

When I say I have been told sorry we only hire people from eastern europe for jobs like picking vegetables or chopping christmas trees I get :D but its great for the country :shock: :shock: Or their only here because no british people are willing to do that sort of work :shock: :shock: :shock: And ...
by extractorfan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK House Prices Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Conclusion
Replies: 181
Views: 21621

woodburner wrote:The current growth economy is unsustainable. It is a Ponzi scheme. Sooner or later it will have to change and since no one seems to want to do this voluntairly, it will happen without control, and will be devastating. I could be wrong.
No, you are right
by extractorfan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK House Prices Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Conclusion
Replies: 181
Views: 21621

But UE is kind of right, cheap credit fuels house prices far more than supply and demand. Even if the population was shrinking, if cheap credit was still available then people would simply buy more than one house, thus driving up prices, a bit like the tulip bulbs in Amsterdam that time. (There woul...
by extractorfan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Permaculture Section
Replies: 15
Views: 21193

How about just a "Gardening" section? A more general gardening section would generate more topics and make for a more interesting sub forum. I do erm....ordinary as organic as possible gardening with a hint of permaculture, simply because I've been more influenced by john Seymore than any...
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Recent severe weather and power cuts
Replies: 25
Views: 15038

And while I'm here, Stainless Steel twin walled flue cost upwards of £300/m and as the average house is 4.5 metres to eaves and 7m to the ridge, and the flue should extend at least 600 above the ridge, you will see why installing a new flue is horrendously expensive. and if you want it in black it'...
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK House Prices Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Conclusion
Replies: 181
Views: 21621

The atmosphere of the PS forum has deteriorated since the stop EU migrants thread. Sure it's been heated and attacking on occasions in the past but it's an almost constant thing now. The way I read Biff's post was that we are not going to see hoards of homeless people whether house prices rise or f...
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ben Bernanke Balance Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2437

I agree with his 31st October 2007 statement though.
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: I suggest this RGR/Ralph troll be banned
Replies: 55
Views: 57653

My instinct is to never engage in the banning of dissent. Even if I think the dissent is stupid or, even, mischievous. I realize that there is a line in the sand for everything, even a lack of willingness to ban. but, I don't think the idiot Ralph has reached that yet. One option could be, as I thi...
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK House Prices Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Conclusion
Replies: 181
Views: 21621

The corps have always done ok.When the margins get small, they just stop paying their subcontractors. If they can hang out long enough, the subs go bankrupt, then there is no one to pay. I have experience of this too, and it's true, I believe Michael Heseltine (sp?) actually had the audacity to rec...
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK House Prices Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Conclusion
Replies: 181
Views: 21621

2. The large building corporations ensure maximum profits from their land investments by corrupting the planning process and squashing building regulation reforms. I agree with the other points, but I'm not sure about this one. The competition to win tenders is so great now that margins are being e...
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK House Prices Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Conclusion
Replies: 181
Views: 21621

biffvernon wrote:And you get a bonus by getting to live in Chelsea, have an underground home cinema in the basement and a swimming pool in the sub basement. What's not to like?
God that sounds awful.
by extractorfan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Recent severe weather and power cuts
Replies: 25
Views: 15038

And while I'm here, Stainless Steel twin walled flue cost upwards of £300/m and as the average house is 4.5 metres to eaves and 7m to the ridge, and the flue should extend at least 600 above the ridge, you will see why installing a new flue is horrendously expensive. and if you want it in black it'...
by extractorfan
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: "Blackout" - Channel 4
Replies: 80
Views: 33638

BTW, I know adam2 might deride the set-up, but if anyone knows of a UK supplier of a reasonable quality rig like the above (the Duracell packs don't appear to be available outside America) then I'd be grateful - even if it's only to pass the details on to locals who might be interested. Maplin have...