Showing posts with label green energy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label green energy. Show all posts

Monday, 19 November 2012

Clone “B” goes Maggie: Green and unpleasant bills: Rubbish council: Fossil surfing: Paper boy gets Voldrmorts’s goat: and diving pigs.

Lots of scrapey, scrapey stuff on the Honda, even more solar stuff, not a cough of atmospheric movement and a dribble of condensed skywater at the Castle this morn, the saga of the study is finally coming to an end-just a few more trips to the “recycling centre” a dash of furniture movement and I can close the door on the bleedin place.

As the wevver was clement-ish yesterday I took a day orf and went somewhere nice for a while, I must remember to take the camera next time.

And his Maj has discovered the top of the kitchen cupboards.


Clone “B” has apparently had a psychotic break and thinks that he is Margaret (I fucked up Blighty good and proper) Thatcher, and is allegedly trying to emulate her appeal as a "conviction politician" at the next general election.
The Ed Mili-band compared his call for an end to the "irresponsible capitalism" resulting from the political consensus since the Thatcher era with the former prime minister's economic reforms following the 1978-79 "winter of discontent".
And reckons that in his quest for radical change, he was inspired by his late father, Ralph Miliband, a Marxist academic.

Make your fucking mind up Tosspot...

According to “Power firms” a new government “green” charge will add significantly to household energy bills, the energy industry has accused ministers of underestimating the impact on households of its Energy Company Obligation (ECO) rules.
They will force companies to provide energy efficiency technology and home improvements to low-income households and others considered to be at risk of fuel poverty.
The scheme, due to start next year, will oblige firms to fund expensive modifications including cavity wall insulation.
Energy firms say ministers have understated the costs of the work, which will be recouped from other customers.
Energy UK, which represents the industry, is expected to publish a report by independent economic consultants suggesting the scheme will add as much as £50 to the average household bill.
That contradicts assurances from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, which is insisting that the changes will not mean additional costs for consumers.

Thanks a lot chaps: pot calling the kettle black? More like the kettle calling the kettle a kettle....


Council staff have removed a litter bin - after installing it around seven feet in the air attached to a bus stop sign in London Road, Stoke on Wednesday afternoon.
Don’t know why she is bothering, that Kiddly will never fit in the slot....


Some surfers made a discovery near Santa Cruz, Calif., yesterday, when they found what looked to be a fossilized row of vertebrae jutting out of some rocks during an "extremely low tide."

Apparently the bones are from an “extinct” Whale.

One surfer, Reddit user "Donkahones," snapped a picture of the old bones and uploaded it to the social news site with the light-hearted headline, "So I went surfing and saw a dinosaur."

Oh har-har-har, I almost started laughing...

14-year-old Jason Gessel was cycling along throwing papers into front gardens on his routine paper route when he was viciously attacked by Voldemort, the 18-month-old neighbourhood fainting goat In Smithfield, Utah.
Voldemort forced Gessel off his bike by head butting him, and then trampled him with his hooves.
“”It just freaked me out when it stood up on its hind legs and just wrapped its front legs around me and pulled me off,’” recounted Gessel.
The paperboy managed to get away but was then chased up a tree by Voldemort where he remained until being rescued by local police.

Should have gone-BOO!!!

And finally:

According to Huang Demin a farmer in Guanshan village, Ningxiang County, in China’s Huang Province encouraging his pigs to dive headfirst into a pond each day makes them taste better.
And reckons that his diving pigs also bring visitors flocking to his farm. He built a 10ft tall wooden diving board close to his pigsty so his livestock can enjoy a dive into the pond every day.
He thinks it makes the animals grow healthier and faster - and says they love it, although some of them need a gentle nudge.
And Huang says their aquatic antics improve their flavour so much he is able to charge three times the price of normal pork for their meat.

No wonder bacon is so bleedin dear....


And today’s thought:
Maggie Miliband.


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

No News

There seems to be a dearth of “interesting” news today, so I will just ramble for a while as I watch the tribe that has taken over my lawn build a mud hut, which will ruin the flower beds, but there is plenty of water falling from the sky.

First a further comment on yesterdays “10 truths” thingy, Fear not Phidelm , my bark is worse than my bite, and Angus Dei was an invention I used when I was asked to write for a certain medical blog site which I am no longer associated with (some people will be pleased to know).

The odd thing is that since I stopped, my hit rate has trebled, and of course the “powers that be” have stopped cyber stalking me, I haven’t had the GMC, the Government, 5, or GCHQ around for a week now which is nice.

Re: the revelations to come-don’t expect a “real name” just a collection of photos of my self and Mrs “A” from the age of 17ish to 50ish and a bit of nice music.

There is a piece of news I would like to comment on Elderly face £20,000 bill for social care from the Telegraph.

Are Gordon brown and the planks in Westminster taking the piss?

His “Compulsory Care Scheme” is about as well thought out as his economic management, forcing the elderly “middle class” to pay for “future care” after 50 years of paying taxes and National Insurance is beyond belief.

“The compulsory “comprehensive” model whereby all adults over 65 would pay a lump sum of between £17,000 and £20,000 to guarantee free care in later life. The sum could be paid upon retirement, taken as an “inheritance levy” after death or even taken from a deferred state pension.”

“A voluntary “insurance” scheme, run either by private companies or the Government, under which adults would receive free care as required once they have paid an estimated £20,000 to £25,000 in premiums.”

Let’s hope that the next non-Labour government will consign this half baked idea to the bin.

One other piece of news is that “Lord” Ara Darzi has resigned from the Gov, good, because his faffing around with health care has cost us billions and produced nothing but confusion amongst the medics and another ten layers of management which is taking much needed money away from patient care.

And a final item:

Green energy will cost “The Renewable Energy Strategy will state that more than £100 billion needs to be invested in infrastructure, including 7,000 wind turbines, by 2020.
It is estimated in the strategy that energy bills will have to rise by about 20 per cent to cover the cost.”

“The average household pays about £1,150 a year for electricity and gas, so the cost of converting to renewable energy and modernising the power supply could add about £230 to bills.

The Government is legally tied to cutting CO2 emissions by 34 per cent over the next 11 years and 80 per cent by 2050.

That means it must increase the amount of energy generated from renewable sources from 2 per cent, the amount currently produced, to 15 per cent by 2020.”

Now that’s something to look forward to.


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