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by extractorfan
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Recent severe weather and power cuts
Replies: 25
Views: 15038

I didn't suffer from power cuts although the roofing felt got ripped off one of my sheds. Did make me think I should have got a house with a chimney! It's 3k to install a wood burner using a flue running up the wall, but that doesn't include redecorating costs, just the burner, flue and installation...
by extractorfan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Should CC deniers be given space to air their views?
Replies: 33
Views: 14727

biffvernon wrote:I didn't say anything about religious hatred
oh no, so you didn't!
by extractorfan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Should CC deniers be given space to air their views?
Replies: 33
Views: 14727

Inciting racial hatred is, in my opinion, really bad and is rightly against the law of this land. It upsets people and could result in people being violent. I don't accept that the incitement to religious hatred law is necessary, it's too much a grey area as to what constitutes religious hatred. We...
by extractorfan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Train robber dies
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

I just love what John Humphreys said on Radio 4 Today Programme this morning in an off the cuff remark to Melvyn Bragg who in his trail for his programme on complexity theory suggested that the Today Programme was 'Complexity on the Edge of Chaos'. Humphries corrected him saying it was a case of &q...
by extractorfan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tesco UK sales decline 1.5%
Replies: 37
Views: 8257

There are allotments round here, about a 1 yr wait and plenty of people with time, and cookers.

Don't mean to sound like a daily mail reader, it's just what I see. I know it's not the same everywhere.
by extractorfan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tesco UK sales decline 1.5%
Replies: 37
Views: 8257

I also find it depressing to the extreme, when cooking is so much fun and better when grown, cooked and presented yourself.

Most just don't (can't) see it.
by extractorfan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EU immigration row / time to get out
Replies: 750
Views: 65100

Both world wars we declared war on the Germans to defend someone else. I think its less that the EU has stopped wars than the threat of nukes has stopped wars between major powers. I actually agree with most of what you posted there, about not being paternalistic, but the second world war was fough...
by extractorfan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tesco UK sales decline 1.5%
Replies: 37
Views: 8257

Those £10 a week recipes do look very good although I can imagine them getting boring after a while, like week 3.

Mushroom soup looks awful mind, I'd still give it a try.
by extractorfan
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tesco UK sales decline 1.5%
Replies: 37
Views: 8257

RenewableCandy wrote:
And, since then, hasn't Tesco started out on a load of food-bank-related "charitable" activity?
Yes
by extractorfan
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Desperate poor in Britain start to steal food...
Replies: 30
Views: 4819

My expectation would be that as times got harder people would move from expensive to cheap and therefore the big supermarket's chains sales would go up. There's a strong shift out of the four main supermarkets and down to the discounters such as Aldi and Lidl (which on some products have comparativ...
by extractorfan
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tesco UK sales decline 1.5%
Replies: 37
Views: 8257

I find it fascinating, I attempted to dabble in stocks and shares a few years ago and failed miserably, so I already know I'm crap at predicting these things, and I believe it's mostly luck when people get it right anyway. But still, I'd like to see their estimate of stock lost to theft and sales lo...
by extractorfan
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Desperate poor in Britain start to steal food...
Replies: 30
Views: 4819

My mum makes the best chips. Back to the topic though, people nicking food from Supermarkets, I posted something about Tesco's sales being down 1.5% (from bbc here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25211882 ). I wonder if theft is up a similar percentage? My expectation would be that as times got ...
by extractorfan
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tesco UK sales decline 1.5%
Replies: 37
Views: 8257

Tesco UK sales decline 1.5%

Possibly this should go in off topic or something but economic activity is at least partially related to Peak Oil. Tesco has seen a decline in its underlying third quarter sales in the UK, with the supermarket chain blaming a weaker market for groceries. I mean, how is there a weaker demand? Are peo...
by extractorfan
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Desperate poor in Britain start to steal food...
Replies: 30
Views: 4819

emordnilap wrote:
extractorfan wrote:Chips need to be peeled.
Why?
Because skin on chips leave the skin bits between your teeth and don't hold salt very well.
by extractorfan
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EU immigration row / time to get out
Replies: 750
Views: 65100

that immigrants add to our GNP Adds to GNP? What is this? Are you preaching the gospel of economic growth , BiffVernon? Hypocrite . This is why I stopped talking about the actual topic of this thread. It is probably true immigrants have a net benefit to economic growth, that's what I was trying to ...