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by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon May 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bank of England warns about house prices
Replies: 35
Views: 6617

Saying we need more houses is wrong, we need more... homes? Houses aren't a good use of available land, it is nicer to live in one, but it's not very efficient. What we need are high quality flats, that continue to be well maintained after being built, possibly with a 'porter' type person to keep t...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon May 19, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Win a prize...
Replies: 21
Views: 4549

Win a prize...

Geoff Mulgan, the chief executive of Nesta, said “If you want to solve a scientific problem, one method is to go to top universities and top scientists and ask them to solve it. But over the years, and this was something pioneered by the Longitude Prize in the 18th Century, it's often better to ope...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri May 16, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: How America would look like after a 12 feet rise in water...
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

emordnilap wrote:The likelihood of all ice melting is extremely remote.
But an ice free Arctic in Summer months - which looks inevitable - might help to concentrate minds. Granted, that doesn't raise sea level, which is just as well...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu May 08, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Home - Watch It
Replies: 8
Views: 3678

Not seen John about for while now..? Perhaps he was one of those undercover stooges keeping a watchful eye on hippies and malcontents.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri May 02, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PowerSwitch
Replies: 19
Views: 3644

In Chelsea London, they have Chelsea Tractors.




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by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Merely down to cash after all...
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Merely down to cash after all...

Rejoice, PowerSwitchers! The solution is affordable. IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable - Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/13/avert...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scary.
Replies: 23
Views: 4903

April 2011 had six weeks of cloudless skies here... Summer 2012 was a washout. Seems we may be getting locked patterns of weather due to jetstreams and whatnot?
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Alarmist tosh?
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

UndercoverElephant wrote:Total deglaciation is somewhere between possible and probable. Total extinction of life on Earth is almost impossible. 95% of it maybe, but eradicating the hangers-on is no so easy.
A bit like those food preparation room spammers?
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Alarmist tosh?
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Alarmist tosh?

Is there a geologist in the house? Our present extreme fossil fuel driven carbon dioxide global warming is predicted to produce exactly the same methane release from the subsea Arctic methane hydrates and deep mantle methane from the Enrico Pv Anomaly Extreme Methane Emission Zone by the 2050's, lea...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Do you want fries with that?
Replies: 7
Views: 2262

Do you want fries with that?

In short, the food security forecast during 2013 was gloomy and troubling, with possible outbreaks of calamity. But not everything was misery and disaster. Because in London that fine company Pizza Hut (UK) Ltd had decided that precisely the right moment had arrived for the launch of a £17.25 pizza...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ukraine Watch...
Replies: 452
Views: 91485

The really sad thing about Ukraine (unless something even sadder happens, which I hope it doesn't) is that there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of abandonned farms, but people are unable to take them on and get them up-and-running because of corruption. This place has some of the best farmland i...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ukraine Watch...
Replies: 452
Views: 91485

The equivalent piece on Ukraine lacks the animation but is similarly variegated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine I've always known it with the definite article and assumed that that reflected its geographical, rather than nationalistic, meaning. The definite article used to be applied to Argen...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascism and the Future, Part Three: Weimar America
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

It's not good form to paste the whole thing... :roll:
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ukraine Watch...
Replies: 452
Views: 91485

biffvernon wrote:National borders are often very temporary affairs.
Ask any Pole...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territoria ... _of_Poland
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Is it moral for the government to deny benefits?
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

The Liberation Theologians of South America came to the conclusion that stealing food, for example from supermarkets, is not immoral if the alternative for the thief (or their family) is starvation..because life is sacred. The main bit of the catholic church, who of course also think life is sacred...