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20-10-2020 11:51
greygit
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Originally Posted by jiwawa View Post
It is indeed about getting the appropriate balance Peter. And when that's not right this is what happens -

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft....5-8e03987b7b20

https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article...ked_to_poverty



Don't bother he will not listen the blinkers are firmly attached.
20-10-2020 11:25
jiwawa
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Originally Posted by peribro View Post
Yes bring back Mao Zedong - and Pol Pot whilst we are about it. Let's go back to an agrarian economy.

Leaving aside the tens of millions who died under those despots do you want me to quote the increases in life expectancy over the last 20, 40, 100 years etc? Or the enormous reductions in poverty and infant mortality etc etc. It's about getting an appropriate balance.
It is indeed about getting the appropriate balance Peter. And when that's not right this is what happens -

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft....5-8e03987b7b20

https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article...ked_to_poverty
20-10-2020 08:23
greygit
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Originally Posted by peribro View Post
Yes bring back Mao Zedong - and Pol Pot whilst we are about it. Let's go back to an agrarian economy.

Leaving aside the tens of millions who died under those despots do you want me to quote the increases in life expectancy over the last 20, 40, 100 years etc? Or the enormous reductions in poverty and infant mortality etc etc. It's about getting an appropriate balance. If you want to go and live in a cave somewhere then up to you.

I'm actually thinking about an electric car I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear. Tesla is bringing out one next year that can do 0-60mph on less than 2 seconds! I'll let someone else worry about where the electricity comes from that will allow me to drive that fast!
I take it your ramblings are about the dangers of communism and in that I would agree with you but you still don't seem to recognize the dangers of capitalism and the dangerous aspect of the greed that drives it. There are countries that have turned to socialist principles and believe it or not they are a lot better off than the British.
As for your electric car and were the electricity comes from you totally discount that power from alternative sources are quite possible if governments did not take sweeteners from the major power suppliers to not seriously look for them.
Reactionary ways of thinking will not save the planet, not that we will be around to witness it.
20-10-2020 08:12
raynipper
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I'll let someone else worry about where the electricity comes from that will allow me to drive that fast!
Ahhhh yess that would put me off along with the pathetic range that necessitates having another fossil fuelled vehicle for longer trips.

Ray.
20-10-2020 00:31
peribro
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Originally Posted by greygit View Post
Just thought I would he mention he did say along the lines of unfettered capitalism was contributing to the demise of the planet.


Perhaps that is why peribro thinks the planet is not in danger as that would mean rethinking his politics.
Yes bring back Mao Zedong - and Pol Pot whilst we are about it. Let's go back to an agrarian economy.

Leaving aside the tens of millions who died under those despots do you want me to quote the increases in life expectancy over the last 20, 40, 100 years etc? Or the enormous reductions in poverty and infant mortality etc etc. It's about getting an appropriate balance. If you want to go and live in a cave somewhere then up to you.

I'm actually thinking about an electric car I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear. Tesla is bringing out one next year that can do 0-60mph on less than 2 seconds! I'll let someone else worry about where the electricity comes from that will allow me to drive that fast!
16-10-2020 09:14
greygit Just thought I would he mention he did say along the lines of unfettered capitalism was contributing to the demise of the planet.


Perhaps that is why peribro thinks the planet is not in danger as that would mean rethinking his politics.
06-10-2020 19:51
barryd I find that extremely unprofessional using Facebook as your only form of internet presence. I want to see case studies and more importantly reviews and structured detailed information about their products and services. I found none of that for any of the first four companies I searched on. Fair enough if you are just looking for a bob a job plumber to fit a leaky tap I would be happy enough to take a recommendation from Facebook but if we are talking of £10k worth of home improvements I want to know whoever is coming to do the work has a glowing long standing reputation.

I think you have six months to go through this process. I bet finding the right suppliers and getting the quotes in will take until well after Christmas.
06-10-2020 18:13
raynipper Yes Pat but all the 'rouges' on Rouge Traders have super websites but operate out of a spare bedroom. It's too easy to present a glossy online image.

Ray.
06-10-2020 18:04
patp I am finding that many tradesmen are using Facebook as a means of displaying their skills and touting for business. If I don't find a website I go on Facebook.
06-10-2020 17:49
barryd
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You are right about the scheme, Barry but it is very complicated and many people think it is not worth the hassle. Air source heat pumps do not, as you say, heat the water hot enough for them to be safe in that bugs can grow in the hot water cylinder. You have to have an immersion heater, as well, that will do that.
Been doing some further digging today. I got as far as looking up "approved" companies that can do the work required and the first four I found when I googled them they didnt even have websites! When I worked on the North East Suppliers register as an IT Consultant and advisor to One North East you wouldnt have even got on the list without a website and that was well over a decade ago. Ill pursue it but it already smacks a bit of another "Excel" Spreadsheet Tory corner cutting cock up to me.
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