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Old 22 June 2007, 02:57   #31
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I know a really nice chap from Sierra Leone who is hanging on in here by the skin of his teeth
I'm sure he's a lovely guy, but WHY THE HELL is he here?

We've had peacekeepers in Sierra Leone for years now - therefore the argument of an unsafe country can't hold... so he should be back at home helping rebuild his country, not here avoiding it all...
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Old 22 June 2007, 03:51   #32
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If i said in words if (i could find words bad enough) what i thought about are leaders and politicians then i would probably get banned from the forum.
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Old 22 June 2007, 04:39   #33
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There are lots of up side to Global warming.

1) Warmer UK, so you dont have to go abroad

2) Warmer Sea so that sea spray in the middle of February wont be as cold

And heres the best one

3) If sea levels rise then my house will be closer to the sea which means I wont have to drive as far which gives...

4) The shorter journey means less wear and tear on my car so I dont have to replace my car as often - good for the environment

5) I dont use as much fuel - so its cheaper

6) Its better for the environment cos Im not driving as far - less emmissions

7) I get to stay in bed longer cos I dont have to travel as far

So wheres the problem

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They also said on the news this morning that the melting ice-caps are releasing tonnes of nutriants into the waters, which is increasing the amount of Plankton and in turn benifiting sea life in the area...
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I'm sure he's a lovely guy, but WHY THE HELL is he here?

We've had peacekeepers in Sierra Leone for years now - therefore the argument of an unsafe country can't hold... so he should be back at home helping rebuild his country, not here avoiding it all...
I have a number of groups of british friends in the US . They now have US citizenship, their children are American, they work in American companies paying American taxes and yet they are still not allowed to vote. In many European countries, if you are not a national, you cannot claim state benefits, vote or even buy a house!
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Has anyone seen the new government adverts on tv advising people that they should pull away slowly from traffic lights and accelerate gently to economize and reduce CO2 emissions? - the one where it's all engines with wheels on the road?

it has quite the opposite effect on me, especially when i get to a local set of lights and i'm sitting there rather annoyed that they've just ripped out a perfectly good roundabout, replaced it with 25 sets of lights at a cost of about 3million - and the two new lanes that go straight on merge into one in the space of about 60 feet - do i accelerate gently then? do I.....

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Actually I think the point of the ad (rather badly put) was that if you can, try not to stop at all... with practise and a little local knowledge its possible to slow up sufficiently early enough so that the lights have changed to green before you get to them.
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Actually I think the point of the ad (rather badly put) was that if you can, try not to stop at all... with practise and a little local knowledge its possible to slow up sufficiently early enough so that the lights have changed to green before you get to them.
wot?! seriously, is that the point of the advert?
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There are too many people over here that are just sat on the fence that don't have a clue in the world whats going on! and probably don't care either? and they all say well leave it up to the politicians to sort out, but they don't sort it out do they they mess it up. politicians rarely give you a straight answer to a question they just put up smoke screens and mirrors and try and convert your mind with their ideology, usually based on statistics they justify there policy even when clearly in reality it isn't working, they tell us foolish things like are streets are 25% saver than what they were say 10 years ago, what a load of rubbish! it really is the blind leading the blind over here isn't it. Politicians may start there careers with honorable intentions but they some become dishonorable as they move there way up the ladder.
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They also said on the news this morning that the melting ice-caps are releasing tonnes of nutriants into the waters, which is increasing the amount of Plankton and in turn benifiting sea life in the area...
Plankton which 'eats' CO2 during photosynthesis, therefore helping to reduce air born carbon dioxide levels. The earth is a system and thus always has a way to reach equilibrium.
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