Greg. Tingey

Greg. Tingey

  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    And the press make more of an issue of "immigration" than UKIP do (I think) It's the coprarte stitch-ups that are annoying a lot of more thoughtful people, the restrictions on use (except to corporates) the crooked trade deals (TTIP)...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    One: How did the authorities finally cotton on to what was going on ... ? Two: Remember I said @ #135/6 that there was a giant fuck-up? Well, we've just had another one You could not make this up could...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Me, I think it's a giant fuck-up. If only because tax revenues are dropping, even though unemployment is also dropping (quite fast) because the wages are so bloody pathetic....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    What I think is happening is that we have deliberately engineered stagnation, combined with a property bubble in London driven by a capital influx from sovereign wealth funds. Deliberately engineered? Really? I thought boy George wasn't that clever ... Meanwhile,...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Exception, which may prove "rule" ... Britain during the period (approx) 1870-1900 had deflation, yet real wages & living standards were rising. Probably because of the period's incredible technology & productivity increases?...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    I hate to tell you this Carlie, but the ideal candidate to hide behind, is ... ASDA - who are owned by Wal-Mart. Now that should be sufficiently shudder-making, all of itself?...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    paws Has anyone ever even tried responding to an EUAW with a writ of habeus corpus? IIRC, yes, & failed .... I think (& I could all too easily be wrong) that it was tried in the notorious case that...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Your model has been tried before, in late 16th C Japan, where the Shogun, having risen from the ranks, made bloody sure no-one else could follow along. Not a pleasant prospect...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    And. I also give you: The EU Arrest Warrant, where, without so much as a whisper of a prima faciae case, you can be slung in a freign slammer for 18 months with no appeal or recoruse [ Yes. i's...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Wages, suppression etc. This, of course is one reason why really BIG business is pro-EU Lile the Empire Windrush & ever since, imprting large volumes of foreign labour, who don't know haow "the system" works is a sure way of...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    General warning UKIP are stealing real, actual "Old Labour" votes & with good "reason" - & not just pinkies like me & Charlie, either, quite a few Brits who are various shades of brown are royally pissed-off with the corrupt...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Good news & bad news Typically contrasting the scientists, engineers, medics & technologists improving things & the greedy & stupid politicians fucking things over. The good news is: HERE ( Similar articles in other papers, too) Note that the stem...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Just heard on the radio this morning, that total Brit gen capacity is approx 60GW ... ( Should be more, but that's the wonder of privatisation for you ) So, @ 100MW a pop, we need 600 of Lockeheed's sunshine-in-a-box...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    P.S. Just after signing off above, I came across this Now that really is a corrupt, undemocratic shady deal that will crap all over everyone a lot worse than anything else - fawned over by our elected government. No thanks....
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Disagree profoundly, Charlie. The Corporation do an enormous amount of "good works" & they are an elected body, not an oligarchy. They are certainly a lot more democratic & waht's more accountable, than the neigbouring borough of Tower Hamlets, that's...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Oh dear. Epping Forest is in the guardianship of The Corporation. [ ... of London, i.e. "The City" ] The watermelons have taken an irrrational dislike to The Corpration, claiming they are all corrupt bankers, undemocratic, etc ... The Corporation...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    "Tombstone" ? I think Milligan's is the bast: "I TOLD YOU I was ill" As for seeing the idiots repeating past mistakes, well, it's tiresome isn't it? "Aches, pains & twinges" Ease past them, try various allieviating measures, including very...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    "citation needed" Well, the "green" party have publicly stated that the gaurdians of Epping Forest are corrupt & undemocratic & they should be abolished. I assume that the penny has dropped recently, as I had not heard of their move...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    very funny (not) guthrie - I'll take that as a simple snark - please read my fact-based commentary, huh? AND also rich @ 231 In which case, why are they publicly campaigning to remove Epping Forest from its current guardians,...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Hapy pipy bthuthday ( Or whatever it was that appeared in "Pooh" ) DO NOT EVER GIVE UP Keep at it... As for "exercise", well, from personal experience, lots of low-level moderate "stretching" is (almost) infinitely better than "EXERCISE" or...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Didn't know about that study, but things got a lot more interesting ( IIRC about 30 years back, now ) when a Ball Lightning "materialised" inside the Cavendish, during a typical Fenland thunderstorm. What's the latest idea - the same...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Charlie Old problem So (f'rinstance) ISIS are not evil ?? They believe they are "virtuous" of course, just like the Inquisition. But ... everyone else thought/thinks they were/are evil. Is it subject to democratic vote, or is it subject to...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Faith matters, whether you believe in theism of some sort, or atheism of some sort. REALLY? I think you are utterly wrong. Unless .... you class ... "I believe/have faith in that the Laws of Physics will continue to operate...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Plenty Not only are the (English) "greens" regularly referred toas "watermelons" (green outside, red inside)... They are nasty little control freaks ( "Two wheels good, fout wheels BAD, Diesel is EVIL, clamp down on "binge"" drinking - i.e anything more...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Certainly nuclear-powered (electric) trains - maybe evn directly loco-powered - depends if it scales "DOWN" as well as "up" doesn't it? I think there will still be a role for other power-sources, just the same, but they will be niche...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Save us the effort & give us a list of the other small-scale non-Tokamak "promising projects" please? I'm assuming that the "Lockheed" one is furthest along? (??)...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    I sincerely hope they are nothing like the English "green" party, who are a very nasty collection of fakes, with Stalinist leanings on the inside & policies that are the very opposite of actually, you know, "Green"....
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    but the profit margin in space is about to be salami-sliced by Elon Musk, whose goals are utterly orthogonal to the traditional big military aerospace combines And (we sincerely hope) will be evn more shated if/when skylon launces, cutting orbit...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    EXCEPT it looks as though the biggest "villains" in this area - the Chinese - are themselves realising that even they can't go on like this. Similarly, in spite of their propaganda & spending, the Kochs don't appear to be...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    *cough* You forgot one simple method for getting proper population control: Kill all the "priests" *cough* [ How do I draw a smiley here? ] Or at least, get people to stop listening to then, ever ........
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