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by Ben@Forest
22 Apr 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5175

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Agreed. I would offer government subsidies or other incentives to those who need them to drill a ground-source bore hole... And keep up to date. Such subsidies for this and other renewable energies have been available under the commercial and domestic renewable heat incentive since around 2009. In ...
by Ben@Forest
21 Apr 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

14 000 seems quite a lot You're right it is a lot (where did that figure come from btw?), but if they genuinely are restoring it to its original then they should take time over it. It took 11 years to restore Cologne Cathedral after it was hit by bombs (and later l think tank shells) in WW2, and th...
by Ben@Forest
21 Apr 2019, 7:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

Anybody know where 14 000 large matured oak tree trunks might be had? Apparently a series of British estates have already offered trees and France is well populated with deciduous forest, and some of its neighbouring countries too. So l don't think that's in any way impossible. Of course l am presu...
by Ben@Forest
20 Apr 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

A couple of billionaires gave over €200m within 24 hours. The homeless are a different problem and there is no money available. Notre Dame will have been built and refurbished (much of it was restored in the 19C) when there were plenty of poor people so there is little difference today. If the stat...
by Ben@Forest
18 Apr 2019, 7:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5175

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The reality is if all air travel stopped tomorrow it would make no significant difference anyway, the problem is huge and needs attacking from all sides. That's not the case, it's reckoned air travel contributes about 4% of all damaging emissions - though the aviation industry puts it closer to 2%....
by Ben@Forest
16 Apr 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5175

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I'm sure every single one of them walked there, and does not own a TV that consumes electricity, or a mobile phone full of rare earth metals. At the time of the 1997 Labour moratorium on road building (blink and you missed it) l remember a female colleague waxing lyrical about it. She then seamless...
by Ben@Forest
16 Apr 2019, 8:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Abusive dog walker
Replies: 96
Views: 3190

Re: Abusive dog walker

This was the subject of an article on Farming Today this morning. Taking dog DNA was discussed, but where we're going to find the money for that.... Bringing back dog licences might fund it. Yeah , just like driving licences stop bad drivers :lol: I think a good number of sheep worrying incidents w...
by Ben@Forest
16 Apr 2019, 7:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Abusive dog walker
Replies: 96
Views: 3190

Re: Abusive dog walker

Having stood in a field talking to a farmer who has just been collecting dead sheep after a dog attack I have to agree with you. Punishing the dog is a bit futile, since it is always the owner that is to blame, but it should be treated as a serious offence and farmers should be given help finding o...
by Ben@Forest
14 Apr 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why we need a Corybn Govt?
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: Why we need a Corybn Govt?

I have to agree with Cugel's comment but I do see one flaw or indeed an area which needs clarification...why is holiday property exempt? This is a difficult one, because, as you must know with your background, there are properties which are now not attractive in terms of modern living. Recently a n...
by Ben@Forest
13 Apr 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Petition for PR reform
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Petition for PR reform

With a bit of luck both of the 'main' parties will split and at last we will learn the benefit of working together to find long term solutions. I would hope so too, especially as the various political parties already work and vote together on a range of issues that tend to be ignored by the newspap...
by Ben@Forest
11 Apr 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Julian Assange? Who's that?
Replies: 108
Views: 20368

Re: Julian Assange? Who's that?

Of course he's on the hook for skipping bail over the Swedish extradition request. That request has been withdrawn so what's the legal situation over the skipped bail? Does that still count if the cause of his bail no longer exists? According to one of the newspapers the Swedish charges have not go...
by Ben@Forest
11 Apr 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Julian Assange? Who's that?
Replies: 108
Views: 20368

Re: Julian Assange? Who's that?

There had been rumours about the Ecuadorians evicting his (as they alleged his behaviour had been incompatible with his asylum and he'd allegedly been breaking agreements with them). And apparently he'd not been looking after his cat properly. Now any sympathy the British public had for him will go...
by Ben@Forest
9 Apr 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5523

Re: Apartheid comes to London

The law needs to change with regards to drainage, paving gardens, and similar things, as well. A number of years ago l saw a picture of a suburban street during WW2, the point of the photo (when it was taken), was to show a Home Guard checkpoint. It was contrasted with the same street today. Nearly...
by Ben@Forest
8 Apr 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5523

Re: Apartheid comes to London

He is suggesting that people who protest hedge-netting have no right to do so if they have bricked up their front garden for parking. I wouldn't go as far as no right but essentially, yes. Stones and glass houses spring to mind. Houses and hedges may seem very different but both are artificial man-...
by Ben@Forest
8 Apr 2019, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5523

Re: Apartheid comes to London

Coincidentally, about 50 yards of anti-nesting hedge netting on Friday (and about three weeks previous) has disappeared from the hedge by this morning. Hanging from the hedge could be seen a handmade scrap of a banner which included the word 'No'. It looks like a guerilla hedgist group has been at w...