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Old 15 February 2007, 19:08   #1
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Windermere Speed re-thinck

I see on the local NW news that there is to be a re-think on the recent Windermere speed limit.

Could this be because of the major drop in the cash entering the local economy since the speed restrictions of 2 years ago??

After all, the hikers, "sheep botherers" and hill climbers that were being encouraged, take only a cheese butty and a flask of tea with them and spend nowt in the area.

Ribsters and regular boaters spent cash on accommodation, boat and chandlery shops, fuel, pubs etc, all adding to the local economy.

Last year I understand that the local council applied for an EU grant to make up the short fall of money.
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Serves em right, anybody could have told them that. I bet its like a ghost town up there now.

The Genies out of the bottle (Internal combustion engine). It earns cash and its what people want. We know its not good but we are human and we are going to kill the planet eventually so lets enjoy ourselves whilst we do it. Oh yes we could be good and turn it off but less scrupulous entities won't so we just lose out. The planet dies anyway and we suffer even more in the process.

We need a new source of power. One we ain't going to get taxed to the hilt for and one thats good for the planet. Trouble is the guys with the money, BP, Shell etc ain't going to invest in it whilst they are coining it in from black gold and neither are governments whilst they can get loads of tax.

The fuel cell has been invented and is slowly appearing but as far as I'm concerned it can't come quick enough. What will be the slant on taxing fuel then !
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Old 15 February 2007, 22:02   #3
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The fuel cell has been invented and is slowly appearing but as far as I'm concerned it can't come quick enough. What will be the slant on taxing fuel then !

Why do you think they are looking at road pricing???
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Whilst the speed ban has been bad news for Windermere, I believe that the new "Costa Manchester" aka Pwllheli and Abersoch are doing rather well as everyone moves to the coast. Can't see them going back once they have got used to the sea. Training schools up in the area seem to be doing rather well too with MDs chopping there landies in for the latest Range Rovers.

Looks like Wales is the new place to live, especially with 10,000 squaddies due to move to St Athan in South Wales. That should expand the Gene pool a bit.
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Why do you think they are looking at road pricing???
I know this is getting away from the subject of ribs, but this is a copy of an e-mail I recently recieved.

< Edit: Stuff about road pricing snipped! It's already being discussed at some length here JK >
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Friends of mine used to have their big family summer holidays in the Lake District. They are all mad on water ski-ing and used to tow the boat from Portsmouth up North.
Now they go to Loch Lomond.

Personally I don't know why they don't learn to ski on the sea.
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Friends of mine used to have their big family summer holidays in the Lake District. They are all mad on water ski-ing and used to tow the boat from Portsmouth up North.
Now they go to Loch Lomond.

Personally I don't know why they don't learn to ski on the sea.
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Whilst the speed ban has been bad news for Windermere, I believe that the new "Costa Manchester" aka Pwllheli and Abersoch are doing rather well as everyone moves to the coast. Can't see them going back once they have got used to the sea. Training schools up in the area seem to be doing rather well too with MDs chopping there landies in for the latest Range Rovers.

Looks like Wales is the new place to live, especially with 10,000 squaddies due to move to St Athan in South Wales. That should expand the Gene pool a bit.
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Yep serves Chris Bonnington & co right, we did go to windermere but no chance of us going back too many new friends in Pwllheli click the link below for a sneak preview of Jono's range rover

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Serves em right, anybody could have told them that. I bet its like a ghost town up there now.

The Genies out of the bottle (Internal combustion engine). It earns cash and its what people want. We know its not good but we are human and we are going to kill the planet eventually so lets enjoy ourselves whilst we do it. Oh yes we could be good and turn it off but less scrupulous entities won't so we just lose out. The planet dies anyway and we suffer even more in the process.

We need a new source of power. One we ain't going to get taxed to the hilt for and one thats good for the planet. Trouble is the guys with the money, BP, Shell etc ain't going to invest in it whilst they are coining it in from black gold and neither are governments whilst they can get loads of tax.

The fuel cell has been invented and is slowly appearing but as far as I'm concerned it can't come quick enough. What will be the slant on taxing fuel then !
I have to say mate I'm a bit taken aback! Whilst I didn't see you as a promoter of looking after the planet and even though you haven't heard from me for a while,I'm a bit gobsmacked that you've decided to slag off those who think it's a good idea. We all knock holes out of the little green thing we live on. God only knows I drive a Volvo AND I've got a gas guzzling RIB to add to it. I do however try to make an effort I use energy saving bulbs, save thousands of litres of rain water, I reuse absolututely everything that comes in my direction! I ewven grow my own veg! I really do believe that your children and mine will inherit the complete cockup that we have made. So don't knock other peoples effort! Enjoy your RIb and your car and make the best of every effort you can to make just a little bit of the future somewhere that humanity can survive. And if you don't think that's right don't knock those who do.
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