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BBC claim Client Earth won in court today on air pollution plan
..but I didn't hear of any punishment for gov.
Seems the trick of Usurping democracy using the courts.

Actually the court was in CE's favour in ONE of the 3 counts, and in favour of gov in the other 2
May responded PMQ video

Feb 21, 2018 at 1:06 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

THE residents of Cape Town have successfully pushed out 'Day Zero' 
Feb 21, 2018 at 11:36 AM | stewgreen

Have "the residents of Cape Town" come up with Day Zero without political/financial support or other coordination?

Feb 21, 2018 at 1:04 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie


Jacob's replacement Cyril has already been banging the " seize white farms " drum enthusiastically. I don't expect him to tone it down or go for a slyer approach to the matter. From a few chats with my new neighbour if it was bad a few years ago - it certainly has not improved - at all....

It's clear we are seeing a pattern repeated in other African failed states. If I could get a bet on I'd wager that Chinese operators are eyeing up a variety of SA assets whose ownership might loosen up should the present movement really get going...

Feb 21, 2018 at 12:59 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Feb 21, 2018 at 11:36 AM | stewgreen

It would (probably) be necessary to corner or immobilise an elephant or mammoth, before trying to kill it with spears. A Heffalump Trap? A stout lance with a sharpened point, that could be rammed into a walrus, rather than thrown, would be more effective. A sharpened point could have been made from walrus tusk ivory .......

Polar Bears do not hunt as a pack, and a lone Polar Bear is adopting a high risk strategy taking on a walrus. A single bite to the neck may kill a smaller seal, but seals lack lethal weaponry.

Feb 21, 2018 at 12:46 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Yes Tomo I already saw Your BBBC post
I wondered is it a contemporary video or a few years old ?

PS Re River Ancholme ..An NGO put out another report last month
"Flea spray chemical polluting Britains rivers"
.. Ah yes must be an urban problem
Then I check and the list included our river, that sounded ridiculous there is no significant housing draining into that river and the last is arable mainly beet potatoes rape. No significant farm animals
..The old timer immediately said's the dogs home
... Ah yes it's half a mile from the river so a sampling point near there would pick it up.
It would be no big deal anyway, cos neither humans nor wildlife makes much use of the river
this canalised river runs up through the arable runs 5 miles up to sluice into the huge Humber Estuary
..Now the thing is The Council refuses to let the old oil well be reactivated..due to the ant-fracking protesters screaming about the water table ..that well is within 200m of the dogs home !

... There is another smaller dogs home just 1.5 miles upstream from the first and 300m away from the river.

Feb 21, 2018 at 12:33 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

5:45 AM stewgreen

From what I've seen on Twitter regarding the present political climate in South Africa and from talking to a new neighbor who's essentially a refugee from that country - water running out is absolutely the least of the problems that they are facing.

Get a load of some of the antics on show here

Feb 21, 2018 at 11:42 AM | Registered Commentertomo

@lapogus yes I think if the ancients hunted mammoths they should be able to get walruses need for gunpowder

Feb 21, 2018 at 11:36 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Feb 21, 2018 at 8:59 AM | Uibhist a Tuath
Feb 21, 2018 at 9:25 AM | lapogus

Thank you, I tend to agree!

Incidentally, Ben Lawers is a mountain I have walked up, mentioned in Wikipedia as the Parent Peak for

and here:
EM, I think I have said this before but your delusions are getting the better of you, and you should really seek professional help. btw, Maskelyne's pendulum was only deflected a few thousands of an inch by the mass of Schiehallion
Feb 20, 2018 at 12:44 AM | lapogus

There may not be Bishop Hill, but the Science of Climate, Sodor and Mann, does have some credibility in fiction.
"The bishop of the Isle of Man is known as Bishop of "Sodor and Man". This is because the Isle of Man was part of the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles, which included the Hebrides, known in Old Norse as the Suðreyjar,[2] (anglicised as "The Sudreys"[1]) i.e. "Southern Isles" compared to Norðreyjar ("The Nordreys"[1]), or the "Northern Isles and Shetland. The Sudreys became "Sodor",[1] which was fossilised in the name of the Diocese, long after it ceased to have any authority over the Scottish Islands.

Thus there is no Island of Sodor; rather, the fictional island takes its name from an archipelago.

Awdry was intrigued to find that although the Bishop had the title "Sodor and Man", he had only Man for his diocese. "Everybody knew that there was an Isle of Man, but we decided to 'discover' another island – the Island of Sodor – and so give the poor deprived Bishop the other half of his diocese!" (Rev. W. Awdry)[1] Hence Awdry sited Sodor in the Irish Sea, between the Isle of Man and Barrow-in-Furness in Lancashire (then in Cumbria during the 1974 re-organisation)"

Feb 21, 2018 at 10:57 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Stewgreen - I'd be surprised if man has only been hunting walruses since the 9th Century - e.g. there is good archaeological evidence that early Inuits were living on the northern shores of Greenland around 7800 years ago. The link I have for this is 404 now, but the research was done by a Norwegian team about 10 years ago. Early stone age people were hunting megafauna in Scotland (they found a mesolithic hunting camp about 2500 feet up Ben Lawers a few years ago) so I doubt the early settlers of the high Arctic would pass up on a walrus feast. I have no experience in hunting megafauna, but think it would be much easier to surprise and spear a walrus than a mammoth.

Feb 21, 2018 at 9:25 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

George Heriot's ? I can't remember the school uniforms in Edinburgh being schooled a fair distance away. RHS black, Watsons dark red?

To the southern edge of Arctic sea ice, somewhere north of current limit.

Feb 21, 2018 at 8:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a Tuath

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