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Just an observation ....

Extinction Rebellion

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Passing Leeds on a trip to Ringway Airport to drop Mrs Lion off for her regular trip to Holywood to see her mum, I couldn't help but think that Extinction Rebellion missed a trick last week.

Why on earth did these folk not form human chains round the zillions of Eleventh Night bonfires in Northern Ireland ?  It would've helped local councils out no end.

Meanwhile, Mrs Lion is cool with burning pallets as "they're wood and that's natural".  As opposed to coal, peat and wood which aren't, I suppose.

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By JoF
16th Jul 2019 22:44

Rare that anyone refers to that airport as Ringway these days. Hope you didn't get skinned alive for parking charges, although dropping folk off on the M56 is fast becoming de rigueur.

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By lionofludesch
16th Jul 2019 22:57

I drop her off at the Airport pub.

Her case has got wheels.

Mind you, last year she complained about the airline having damaged her case. Turned out she and some Queens student had picked up each others' bags without noticing.

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 06:44

Why's wood on both sides of your equation?

Digging up long-buried carbon and pumping it into the atmosphere is a bit like digging up old threads, or Vile's gran. Stupid. Burning "current carbon" (carbon that's in the current life/death cycle) isn't necessarily great but it's far less stupid.

This is obvious stuff, Lion. Maybe listen to your wife sometimes, rather than forever mocking her.

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By lionofludesch
17th Jul 2019 09:27

Wood-burning cars - they're the future.

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 09:47

Welcome to the biofuel revolution.

Trouble is, men being men (has there ever been a species with such a huge natural capacity for self-destruction?), the way you make biofuels is chopping down virgin (carbon-absorbing) forest [slash and burn, but, ironically, not as fuel] to make space grow fuel crops. (A plan that didn't work out so well on Easter Island, if you recall.)

A battery driven car with solar charging is what you want.

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 11:01

Tax Dragon wrote:

A battery driven car with solar charging is what you want.

Then Lion would need to drop Mrs Lion off at John Lennon airport as the sun doesnt shine in Manchester. ;-O!

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By lionofludesch
17th Jul 2019 11:39

I quite like the idea of only going out when the sun's shining.

Presumably we could then dispense with windscreen wipers.

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 12:28

Battery driven. Solar charged.

Solar needs daylight, not direct sunlight. (Can you) see?

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 12:42

I was being facetious Tax Dragon.

Im mid total chaos on the work front and come to Aweb for a little light relief. I know I shouldnt! I should just use this place to learn stuff.

Sometimes we even have sun in Manchester, although just now its hiding. Im currently staring out of my window at the small blue patch of sky watching the planes on their flight path and dreaming of a much needed holiday and desperately trying to ignore the work piles that are mounting by the minute!

Next time I take my better half to the airport in my gas guzzling turbo charged sports car I will be dropping him off at the Airport Pub. He has legs and a suitcase with four wheels.

Every day is a school day.

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 12:48

Me too. (Am I still allowed to say that without the hashtag?)

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 13:10

I hit the ~ button when Im supposed to use # so what do I know?!

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 14:51

JoF wrote:

I hit the ~ button when Im supposed to use # so what do I know?!

How to use shift?

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 15:30

At least Ive achieved something today!!!!

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By lionofludesch
17th Jul 2019 12:53

Tax Dragon wrote:

Battery driven. Solar charged.

Solar needs daylight, not direct sunlight. (Can you) see?

The brighter the sun, the more electricity we get from the solar panels on the roof.

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 14:38

Don't be so isolationist.

What if... this is just an idea... people joined up their lecky-generating activities and shared the lurve? I'm gonna call my radical idea "The Lecky-Lurve Grid".

Cars could plug into the "Grid" when not being driven.

Panels on the roof as well though... I'm with that. Free the power.

Edit... oh, you meant the actual panels on your actual house. I thought you meant the car roof. Might look a bit like this: https://electrek.co/2019/07/05/toyota-solar-electric-car/ or this: https://electrek.co/2019/06/25/lightyear-one-solar-electric-car-range/ ...looking good, Mr Kotter!

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By Tom Herbert
17th Jul 2019 16:19

The Extinction Rebellion's Bristol branch has been outside AccountingWEB towers all week drumming samba rhythms, which gets a little trying after a while.

I'd never heard of Eleventh Night bonfires before this post. That's quite something...

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 16:34

That's punishing the messenger for the message.

It's not your fault that so many contributors in here are (what Paul S used to call) ostriches.

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By lionofludesch
17th Jul 2019 16:47

Tax Dragon wrote:

That's punishing the messenger for the message.

Perfectly justified. They could just send Tom a letter. Much quieter. A postcard would be better - then there'd be none of that dreadful envelope-opening noise.

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 16:53

lionofludesch wrote:

Perfectly justified.

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I meant Sift is the messenger and the garbage we post is the message.

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By lionofludesch
17th Jul 2019 16:41

TomHerbert wrote:

I'd never heard of Eleventh Night bonfires before this post. That's quite something...

Bless me !

Here's a big one at Larne.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/no-complaints-r...

They seem to be claiming a world record - in an admittedly specialised field of endeavour.

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 18:40

Am surprised about Tom - they made it to the BBC news website.

Im thinking of replicating for bonfire night and using the neighbour's children as guys.

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To all the flakes, whingers, copycats, nutters, folk who take things too literally etc - this is a JOKE. Do not try this at home. Do not try this anywhere or you will be arrested!

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 17:00

I'm deleting this post. You might want to reconsider yours.

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 18:20

Why?

In case Im caught?

Or in the event that Trump wants to see all my social media posts to decide if I can enter the US?

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By Tax Dragon
17th Jul 2019 18:26

Ha ha... :)

Sift rebuked me when someone once took offence at a perfectly innocent joke/expression of frustration in a similar vein. There's some strange folk out there and it's our responsibility not to offend (or, God forbid, inspire) them.

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 18:44

''Sift rebuked me''

Really! Gawd!

Ive added a disclaimer. ;-)

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By JoF
17th Jul 2019 16:49

Ive just bought some Bose sounding reducing headphones to drown out the increasingly annoying neighbour's children who like to screech for hours whilst Im trying to work.

I would like to say Ive tested them thoroughly today but apparantly I need to upgrade my phone to the later iOS and Ive no clue how to do that, so foiled again, ftb.

I can recommend them though, tested before I bought and better for long term use than Apple's version - marvellous bits of kit.

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