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post Dec 21 2017, 12:09 AM
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I'd rate you as, lets see, Oh I know, hows about Compsognathus. small and insignificant.


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post Dec 21 2017, 08:03 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Dec 20 2017, 05:21 PM) *
If we accept your dystopian view of the future as given , what the hades are the workers going to do ? Certainly not work . With 20 million trying to survive in the gig economy I doubt very much any Country ,whatever political doctrine it operates under , could sustain such pressure . Food production certainly is the largest problem facing the world population but a few poly tunnels knocking out lettuce by the score is not going to solve it . Will be interesting to observe from my newly printed/constructed by robots rest home while being attended by an oxbridge graduate who can't find work .


Bleak I know; worse, it's not simply my view; even the Governor of the Bank of England has been dropping more than heavy hints. Today, we are seeing large numbers trying to survive in this so called 'gig economy' - those jobs are also under threat. Uber drivers by driverless vehicle technology, Delivery people by drone etc. The Government is giving itself a pat on the back for a low unemployment rate and creating many more jobs. However, they are seriously worried that the intellect needed to do the jobs, the hours worked and so the wages earned have fallen significantly. Ironically, as far as the Oxbridge graduate you mention is concerned, that's already happening. I have an elderly relative bring cared for by such a person! And yes, food production worldwide is a massive issue. For us, we might be able to grow a little more, but the stark reality will be that our diets will have to change and will be less. We are just beginning to see what is going on now the Asia/Pacific nations are emerging. I don't think any political party has the answer and worse, doesn't seem to have the capability even to address this issue.


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post Dec 21 2017, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Dec 20 2017, 11:41 PM) *
More likely Pachycephalosaurus


It would be interesting to trace the genetic lineage of this "thickhead" to the present day . Seems to many similarities with our politicians to be be more than chance .


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post Dec 21 2017, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Dec 21 2017, 09:31 AM) *
It would be interesting to trace the genetic lineage of this "thickhead" to the present day . Seems to many similarities with our politicians to be be more than chance .



Yes, apparently the Tory party is the oldest political party in the World. Perhaps Darwin did get it wrong! laugh.gif


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post Dec 21 2017, 01:27 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 20 2017, 05:46 PM) *
I use metric all the time even started doing binary and everything, laugh.gif Yes I think a working knowledge of the old units should be taught, its part of our history.

Should we all be speaking Latin as well then? Or Aramaic? Should we teach glassblowing in schools? Fox hunting is part of our history should we bring that back? Cannibalism Maybe?
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post Dec 21 2017, 01:38 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Dec 21 2017, 01:27 PM) *
Should we all be speaking Latin as well then? Or Aramaic? Should we teach glassblowing in schools? Fox hunting is part of our history should we bring that back? Cannibalism Maybe?


Yes to all , apart from the eating bit as I object to being fobbed off with meat from a dubious source . wink.gif


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