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by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to be Free
Replies: 19
Views: 4307

Thanks for that - I enjoyed the radio excerpt too. First time I've tried listening to the radio on a computer. Books I have in a similar vein are 'Status Anxiety' by Allan De Boutton (sp?) and 'Authentic Happiness' by Martin Seligman. The essential argument in both books being that bohemian, creativ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the Three Day Week?
Replies: 15
Views: 3244

So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You had your time you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the Three Day Week?
Replies: 15
Views: 3244

Ah, yes, the 70s sugar shortage. We had a blob of honey in our tea instead... I remember my gran stockpiled bags for a long while afterwards. They ended up like solid housebricks - one lump or two? :D And as for the energy it takes to make sugar, not surprised. I often see the clouds of steam(?) gen...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the Three Day Week?
Replies: 15
Views: 3244

And on that point about no TV after 21.30... Seem to recall from somewhere that there was a mini-baby boom as a direct consequence...?
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the Three Day Week?
Replies: 15
Views: 3244

Just looked on the Wikipedia discussion tab for this topic and found some interesting comment - "From personal memory, there was also a rolling programme of power cuts and Television services were suspended after 9:30pm. I was only 15, so do not remember clearly if this was part of the Three Da...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the Three Day Week?
Replies: 15
Views: 3244

Remember the Three Day Week?

How many people here remember the 73/74 oil crisis and miners strike? My parents were both in essential industry, so they weren't immediately affected by the three day week. We were lucky. A 40% pay cut following huge fuel hikes must have been a real kicking and bleak Christmas for many. I was 11 at...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debt free - Yes or No
Replies: 28
Views: 7140

And that's another thing - most debt is now loaded on the younger hapless twentysomethings - student loans, sky high mortgages, peer pressure for latest brands, worse state and occupational pensions - and many don't know how to cook or tell plants from weeds. Even worse, they don't know about Peak ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debt free - Yes or No
Replies: 28
Views: 7140

Debt used to be a direct consequence of divorce, unemployment, illness,etc. Now it's stoked up by lenders and slick marketing by the likes of Carol :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Vorderman, and debtors in difficulty viewed (for now) as just acceptable commercial risk. Never mind the consequences. And...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Everyone...
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

It was a long time since I saw a reference to "Mr Mustard". If memory dont fail me completely, the director of the (in)famous movie "Deep Throat" featuring Linda Lovelace appeared as "Mr Mustard". And then it was the Beatles of course... Well, ahem, I can definitely co...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Everyone...
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

Hello Everyone...

I'd like to introduce myself... I became aware of PO about six months ago, as a result of my concerns about the way that Western societies are very vulnerable to just-in-time disruption, (the 2000 fuel crisis rattled me) and how economies have become a giant debt bubble. While surfing around on the ...