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by gregorach
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords
Replies: 59
Views: 14883

Re: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords

Far safer, from the establishment point of view, to keep them out of the equation and dozing gently on the benches. They're not "dozing gently on the benches". They managed to substantially revise a major piece of legislation relating to benefit caps only last year. OK, the revision was a definite ...
by gregorach
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords
Replies: 59
Views: 14883

Re: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords

Yes, well, I've often gotten the impression that the situation is somewhat different in France, but I have no direct experience, so I'll take your word for it. Still, the fact that other people misuse words and abuse concepts is no reason to follow them into error. I really can't see the C of E gett...
by gregorach
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: GM Food for thought
Replies: 5
Views: 3287

Re: GM Food for thought

I don't understand why I'm supposed to care about the views of Mark Lynas in particular...

I still maintain that thinking of it it terms of pro- or anti-GMO is silly. Nobody is pro- or anti-fire, the question is about what you do with it.
by gregorach
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords
Replies: 59
Views: 14883

Re: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords

People with religious views (of whatever stripe) of course have every right to be involved in politics, and to try and have their views represented by the political process, just as people who come by their views by any other means do. What I have a great deal of trouble with is granting special pri...
by gregorach
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: out of date beans
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: out of date beans

There's a "use by" date on dried beans? Heck, I'd probably give them a shot even if you'd found them in the tomb of Tutankhamun...
by gregorach
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Vaccination v homeopathy
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: Vaccination v homeopathy

oldjerry wrote:Come to think of it,I suppose Homeopathy is just as much a business,so what's the difference.?
One actually works.
by gregorach
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sarpo potatoes - anyone got any experiences
Replies: 16
Views: 3288

Re: Sarpo potatoes - anyone got any experiences

Failing that, I would like to find something slugproof. I had a reasonable crop of Red Duke of York ( he loved it, fnar fnar) but the slugs demolished my Orlas. I've found Salad Blue to be quite slug-resistant. Plus they seem quite versatile, and I like the fact that they stay purple even when you ...
by gregorach
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sorry. xmas. lol!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2959

Re: sorry. xmas. lol!!!

Are we all sure we want to give Xmas presents? It's a good question... We don't really bother in my family any more, and to be honest, we all prefer it. It's not like any of us don't have enough stuff already, and if there's anything we really want, we're all perfectly capable of buying it ourselve...
by gregorach
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Does anyone know how to repair a crack in a metal drainpipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: Does anyone know how to repair a crack in a metal drainp

The stuff you want for this kind of job (assuming, as merlin says, you can get at it) is JB Water Weld... Available here, here, and doubtless others. I haven't used it myself, but I've used other JB Weld epoxy products, and they do exactly what they claim.
by gregorach
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 15655

Re: Doomsday preppers

There were some who planned to grow their own food Hilarious! If there's one thing that you really need to get on with, it's gardening... No point having a stash of seeds that you plan on breaking out if it all goes pear-shaped, you need to practice! I did pretty well in my first couple of years on...
by gregorach
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?

As the permaculturists say: "fun is a yield".
by gregorach
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 5806

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

We have electric heat for backup. It is $0.10 a kWh, but I don't know how much of the electric bill is heat and how much is other use. It's pretty straightforward to work out if you take your own meter readings... Take a monthly (or even better, weekly) reading, then you can see what your average b...
by gregorach
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Vaccination v homeopathy
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: Vaccination v homeopathy

JuzaMum wrote:I had meet a few (unvaccinated) children who have had whooping cough recently and am led to believe that vaccinated children can catch it too.
Yes, but the chances are much lower. Nothing is perfect.
by gregorach
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: 19th November - International Men's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: 19th November - International Men's Day

I thought every day was International Men's Day? :wink:
by gregorach
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: my name's .......and i'm an amazonaholic
Replies: 15
Views: 9332

Re: my name's .......and i'm an amazonaholic

It's a familiar problem... I've got no answers, sorry.