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by Ben@Forest
22 Feb 2020, 11:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1709

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

All the wood I've seen at supermarkets and petrol stations are labelled "kiln dried"...... My understanding is that kiln drying requires heat. So applying heat required energy ..... Ian It can be and is done using waste heat from other industrial processes. And solar kilns can have PV pan...
by Ben@Forest
21 Feb 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1709

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

The world has a problem with too much CO2 in the atmosphere. We need to reduce it. Growing (removing) and releasing does nothing to help. Switch to a non-polluting method of heating and leave the trees holding on to the carbon they have removed from the atmosphere (and allow them to help reduce flo...
by Ben@Forest
21 Feb 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1709

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

We have coal-burners in some of the neighbouring properties. It is noticeable over quite large distances : unpleasant stuff. And as usual legislation often already exists to cover this that is not enforced. My sister lives in London, in the house is a rather beautiful 1920/30s wood burning stove wh...
by Ben@Forest
21 Feb 2020, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1709

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

I've been told that in some countries (Germany?) you have to let your cut firewood season for two years before you can legally burn it. Pretty sure that's not true. But it is true that in Germany firewood has to be below a certain moisture content, 20% l think. But you can do that if you're using w...
by Ben@Forest
21 Feb 2020, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1709

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

My understanding is they are only banning the sale of it, not the burning, so wood cut from your own land you can still burn. I guess if you buy it, then the supplier will simply switch to a legal version to sell. No idea what the price difference is though. It's a non-story. Most firewood supplier...
by Ben@Forest
18 Feb 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 77
Views: 1792

Re: Democracy

I can't argue with any of that other than 80% is practically unachievable, personally I'd settle for a 66% majority,simple majorities leave no one happy and as we've seen leave the country split down the middle. Well Nicola Sturgeon wouldn't be too happy, she's hoping for a pretty slim majority to ...
by Ben@Forest
17 Feb 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 77
Views: 1792

Re: Democracy

Just to be clear, it was Colin the supporter of brexit who was making the point and blaming voting leave. . Studies have shown that people who believe conspiracy theorists are more likely to believe pseudoscience, the paranormal and have a susceptibility to unsubstantiated claims. I expect that's a...
by Ben@Forest
17 Feb 2020, 7:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 77
Views: 1792

Re: Democracy

No wish to revive the brexit thread but this came across my twitter feed today: Colin Browning (@ColinBrowning14) tweeted at 10:46 am on Thu, Feb 13, 2020: Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport. 55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. This isn’t the Brexit I voted for. C...
by Ben@Forest
13 Feb 2020, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nelson Mandela
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Nelson Mandela

reohn2 wrote:He could've left prison a very bitter and angry man of great power,but he didn't.
That's what made him great.


True.
by Ben@Forest
13 Feb 2020, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nelson Mandela
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Nelson Mandela

A hero, but a hero because he could not get his hands politically dirty for 27 years. By the time of his arrest which led to his incarceration he had turned, however reluctantly, to violent methods to overthrow apartheid. I'm not saying that was necessarily wrong, obviously the actions of the white ...
by Ben@Forest
13 Feb 2020, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2735

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

And it's interesting right now in Irish politics, should one try to disregard Sinn Fein or hold them in distaste for something the party may have said 30 or 40 years ago, but the current leadership have never said or subscribed to? Ireland (N&S) badly needs to get away from the past and move on...
by Ben@Forest
10 Feb 2020, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2735

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

That is because it was under the same ownership as the Daily Mail at the time, the Harmsworth family so followed their line. I thought that they'd sold their interest in the Mirror by that time but haven't googled it so am prepared to be wrong. But it still makes little sense when people discount t...
by Ben@Forest
10 Feb 2020, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 77
Views: 1792

Re: Democracy

What utter tripe!! I cannot fully follow your absurd line of reasoning, but do you for a moment imagine that I'm drawing a parallel between any sort of democratic process, and a single individual shareholder holding a gigantic portfolio of shares and hence being able to sway a corporate vote their ...
by Ben@Forest
10 Feb 2020, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 77
Views: 1792

Re: Democracy

How is that a "representative democracy", when each state returns just two senators? So Wyoming (population 578,000; Republican) has the same number of Senators as Calilfornia (pop. 39,500,000; Democrat). If anyone thinks they can explain that away as "democracy", I wish them lu...
by Ben@Forest
9 Feb 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2735

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

The main difference I think between this forum and the general public is that those on the forum tend to be better educated and thus better informed than Joe Bloggs who gets information from the likes of the Daily Wail or others of the same ilk. Mind you I do not believe anything I may read or see ...