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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    FOr transport, this report suggests the south east gets more money: https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8130#fullreport Tax wise, London does subsidise the rest of hte UK, but that's because it is where all the money is; if the money was better distributed it wouldn't...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    For transport? Not from what I've read....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    But yo udo get the transport goodies and are rich, the key word is comparatively. By comparison with the frozen north lands, yo uget more money to spend, but it doesn't feel so amazing partly because your problems, due to...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    More recently, the media has changed the meaning of 'troll' and 'trolling' to suit themselves, probably out of total ignorance of online culture and in the need for a quick easy one word term to plaster all over the front...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    If I might return your attention to the issue of Scotland being involved in imperialism and hiding the loot; one reason Scotland can appear so much better, if you don't go far enough back to involve the slave trade or...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Almost forgot- if you want a laugh try this guy: https://scottishscientist.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/worlds-biggest-ever-pumped-storage-hydro-scheme-for-scotland/ Started off with this unfeasibly large scheme, seems to have moderated his ideas recently....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    It's about 15.2k years, not 50k, since the imperium was founded, which was a while after humans took to space. Not 50k like they said. Herbert had a thing about humans repeating the same mistakes, not learning, using the same...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    On the piston energy storage, I did envision a failure mode involving a big fountain, or else a water knife. But aside from that, I'm just surprised nobody has thrown money at it, given how much Uber has raked in,...
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    Regarding energy storage, I'd like to see this method tried: https://heindl-energy.com/ Or maybe the mechanical engineers can explain why it doesn't work. Then there's the matter of home made missiles. Some of you might recall a magazine called "Survival weaponry...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    We know what is required to store energy, the issue is getting on with building them, and different methods will work in different geographical areas, depending on whether they have mountains, salt caverns, etc. There have been numerous studies done...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Well okay, you say the next election will be fought mostly to all on brexit. Some of us disagree, or see that as only part of the issue; the question is how much can parties and individuals swing the outcome,...
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    That's an interesting question itself, and not my area of expertise, but the money people I know of are all internationally mobile and have properties in Scotland and England, and often elsewhere in Europe, and their money is salted away...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    They did institute new and better systems for dealing with accusations etc a year or more ago, it's just the media doesn't cover them, preferring to go for the silly personal stuff which is also tangled up with the anti-semitism....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I agree the brexiters have been all take, but there have been quite a few remainers, of lower status, fame, voice, etc, who have spent the last 2 or 3 years telling labour to become a fully remain party or...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    OKay, so, you've got nothing, no plan for Corybn, but want him to magically do exactly as you tell him. He knows a no deal brexit is bad, which is why he's against it, as is the labour party. He...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I can assure you that as a democractic socialist party, labour has been very busy discussing brexit and it's various issues. But the party also exists to get into power to do good things, certainly better nicer things than the...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    If you want to do some light reading, Dominic cummings, infamous law breaker, has a blog full of his crazed ideas: https://dominiccummings.com/ Charlie pointed out I think on twitter that he's a singularitarian. On his blog you can see how...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    It was pointed out elseweb that you don't have to start impeachment with trump, you can start with his fellow swamp monsters, working your way up. The negative publicity and information coming out of such hearings would be too juicy...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    But if enough people agree that you aren't trying hard enough to stop trump now, by e.g. impeaching him, they won't vote for you in 2020. Allowing him to commit an impeachable offence every day, which he seems to be...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    From what I've read, Rwanda was carefully planned and propagandised. When the Mail and Sun start telling their readers to act violently against their neighbours and various state arms start stockpiling machetes and stuff, then you should get worried. But...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I'm getting a vague memory that Dan H is our resident hit and run neoliberal/ libertarian; reality is not his strong point. Heteromeles #60 - good pointer, I'll look them up. The issue with our own prepping for brexit is...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Thanks, that's a good point about fat. I was going to keep some butter and margarine in the fridge to use for baking anyway, the question is what other sorts of fat can I store....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I can arrange to have both; I already have litres of meths for my camping stove, rechargeable batteries galore etc, paraffin lamp, etc. I should be fine, it's the poor people and elderly who will die en masse. So helping...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I'm not totally up to speed on the topic, but wouldn't rice, lentils, various beans, vitamin pills and dried and canned fruit enable you to survive fairly well for quite a while?...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Ah well, the issue with charcoal is that it has to be strong enough to support the mass of burning charcoal and ore when in the furnace, rather than collapse into dust and prevent the passage of air. So hemp...
  • Commented on Story time!
    The Mark may have been a unit of accountancy to begin with; I know I have a book with information on the topic but I can't find it just now. It was however minted in Scotland in 1580 under James...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Greg, I don't mean this in a nasty way, but you have to consider it possible that someone who was born in a now demolished hospital building in Edinburgh, and who has a major interest in history, is capable of...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Cricket bats depends on where you are and what social level you are at. Hardly anybody here plays baseball and rounders is for children, but cricket is popular especially with middle class people or in the Shires. There was a...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Surely what makes them supervillains is that they have one massive defining accident, whether being dropped in chemicals or whatever. Again, Edinburgh would be quite good what with Roslin etc for all your genetically modified animal options. Glasgow and environs...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Yes, Edinburgh would be an interesting variation on Gotham. You can also throw in several other real things: - the famous mock gothic and baronial etc architecture is also in a parlous state, needing lots of repairs. Batman would either...
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