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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 18 2018, 11:24 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 18 2018, 11:08 AM) *
"Microwaves emit 7.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year in the EU, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 6.8 million cars, says University of Manchester study"
Scientifically proven! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Put into context, 10 years ago there were ~250 million cars on the road in the EU, so 6.8 million is a small percentage of the whole.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 9 2018, 04:38 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jan 9 2018, 02:29 PM) *
???????????? My post and therefore I can present it as I see fit . I do not argue your point of literacy nor defend my punctuation , but I base my presentation on my singular ability ,( or lack of it ) , to proof read before publication . My eyesight is hardly relevant to anything more .

Mine is in context with your OP: education standards. On the face of it it looks like you are ignorant of how to punctuate properly.

It doesn’t bother me, but it illustrates a point: we all have weaknesses and it doesn’t necessarily mean educational standards are poor. You expect people to know their geography, I expect people to know where to type a full-stop correctly.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 9 2018, 01:28 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jan 9 2018, 11:06 AM) *
The bit this side of the Bosphorus is and the larger bit the other isn't . Simples . Then it get's complicated when the inhabitants of Istanbul are asked . It is a bit like asking at which point does the north of england begin ? Answers on a postcard please.

Why do you not punctuate correctly? Is it an old fashioned thing or are you using a typing aid (I don’t think you are, but mentioned it just-in-case)!
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 8 2018, 07:09 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jan 8 2018, 06:48 PM) *
Joking apart , most of those I have met who were born this century appear to be level headed individuals who just want the chance to get a foot in the work place and build their future . The ones that don't are those who make the headlines .

Bingo!
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 7 2018, 04:09 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jan 6 2018, 12:27 PM) *
Is it not the raison d'être of the school to at least teach it's pupils basic knowledge ? I do accept that ignorance is somehow the fault of the individual because their ability is not as great as their contemporaries . By the age of 11 every child in the state education system should be able to handle simple mental and written mathematics without the use of a calculator , have a rudimentary knowledge of the past 1000 years of world history , be aware of the geographical structure of the planet and most important of all be able to read a work of fiction and able to digest the plot . Everything else is of superficial importance .
The Victorians , ( those much beloved by rabid tories and libtards alike ) , considered that the education of the masses would be detrimental to the stratification of the status quo and by concentrating on teaching the privileged few , leadership was preordained and the workers grateful for employment . Remember the Blair quote ? Well he failed to deliver , ( as in most things ) , as has the governments of both denominations who went before and have followed .
Maybe we , as a species , are intrinsically thick and therefore spending money on teaching us anything is a waste of resources ? Or we all have the ability to absorb information and the system should ensure that we succeed .
Me thinks the future is as unpredictable as a long range meteorological forecast but that doesn't mean we should ignore the facts.

Who taught you to put a character space before a full-stop or question mark? wink.gif

The point I'm trying to make is to ask whether anecdotal examples of people's ignorance is proof of a failed education system; I don't think it is.

I suspect our education system is faulty, but not for that reason. Having a poor memory isn't necessarily the fault of an education. Just as not being numerate is proof either. Sadly, some of us are just simply lacking. Mine is spelling. With the best will in the world I just cannot spell. Not only that, my mental arithmetic is poor too. In my experience, the bias towards disciple probably affected my ability to learn. I saw it as a challenge and in my immaturity, I devoted more time to challenging that, than learning. I also resented the policy of shaming in class. I remember a number of people with certain learning difficulties being bullied in class.

I'm also not sure of the value of the received tuition of our history; the older I get, them more I realise a lot of it is propaganda.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 6 2018, 11:07 AM


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Almost as dumb as an individual who accepts examples of ignorance as proof of a failed education system. tongue.gif
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 3 2018, 09:08 AM


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Yes, cost seems inversely proportional to service. Train’s packed and we’re not even out of Thatcham. At least I was fortunate to get one; friends report cancellations.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Jan 1 2018, 02:57 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Jan 1 2018, 12:57 PM) *
Not being into racing I don't quite get this.

8/15 Favourite in a horse race up north! 😉
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 28 2017, 03:19 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 28 2017, 02:48 PM) *
All cars chuck out pollutants.
If it bothers you that much then cut down on your driving or don't do it at all.

Whether something is a pollutant isn’t the substantive point being made.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 28 2017, 12:25 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Dec 28 2017, 09:12 AM) *
Good to see hostilities have commenced after the festive break . My argument stands in that the article was long winded and irrelevant to the the headline as more inches were devoted to the French holiday than the subject matter . I am not doubting the figure of £3-10 K to test a car's emissions / mpg, just questioning the wisdom of doing it when it solves nothing .

Your argument was incoherent and remains so.


Happy new year. tongue.gif
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 28 2017, 12:41 AM


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A big message in the article is that the way the emissions are monitored is hugely flawed. The message in this “drivel” is that the people we pay to keep us safer are failing to do their job.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 27 2017, 08:31 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Dec 27 2017, 06:42 PM) *
Must admit I got half way through reading this unmitigating drivel before returning to the well deceased turkey sandwich . The question is somewhat rhetorical in that the answer is of only academic interest . I can not see the average motorist upgrading his car just because it happens to be belching out more pollutant than a spanking new model . ALL internal combustion engines pollute , as do external and electric to a degree , but only a complete sandal wearing idiot would advocate the removal of all vehicles without first having a viable alternative .

If you would have been capable of reading the whole thing and understand it, you may have posted a more relevant point.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 27 2017, 11:11 AM


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An interesting article: How toxic is your car exhaust? It's not easy to find out
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 21 2017, 04:23 PM


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It’s MERRY Christmas you right-wing halfwits!!!


Anyway, same back and all that!
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 21 2017, 04:20 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 21 2017, 12:58 PM) *
I've never boasted, merely stated, usually when provoked or simply when asked. Unlike others who openly flaunt their lefty credentials. Jealousy howeveris a green eyed god.

That might be how you see things, but the truth is well documented in this forum.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 11:41 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Dec 20 2017, 07:21 PM) *
...You? Im guessing a t rex. 😂

More likely Pachycephalosaurus
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 04:46 PM


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See what I mean Strafin?
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Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 04:31 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Dec 20 2017, 12:15 PM) *
Je Suis Charlie - great response. I disagree so you launch a personal attack, fail to address any points whatsoever and you use language like "libtard". You are irrelevant and you are exactly the demographic of people ruining this country. When people don't feel they have a voice that's when extremes happen. That's why we have trump, and it's why we will end up with Corbyn

She just spends most of the time trolling. She will rarely try to debate sensibly.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 11:17 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 20 2017, 10:53 AM) *
...when the left along with their puppet masters the unions (and bankers) have wrecked the country, wrecked education, wrecked the NHS, wrecked the banking industry, wrecked commerce then you might just realize the utter damage you've done not only to your kids lives but to their kids lives as well.

The Monster Raving Tories will beat them to it. However, what I think Strafin might be doing now is regretting being a former Tory member.

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You have no idea, living in la la land! Seduced by a glittering jester who preaches equality from a stage at 'Glasto' poor, poor fools.

As opposed to the ‘strong and stable’ government we have now.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 08:56 AM


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Little Timmy is going to be quite upset when mummy has to flog his inheritance to pay for her health care.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 08:52 AM


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I think the Monster Raving Tories are doing a good enough job knackering the UK without worrying about the Labour berks.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 18 2017, 12:36 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 18 2017, 12:32 PM) *
Long wait then.

We know.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 18 2017, 11:51 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 18 2017, 11:35 AM) *
On the subject of language, care to translate this from forehead into something readable?

Not really, not until you can be civil.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 18 2017, 08:21 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 17 2017, 06:23 PM) *
Or people like you understand, Libtard!

It seems vulgar language is not the sole preserve of leftist anarchists.
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Posted on: Dec 17 2017, 06:15 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 16 2017, 08:06 PM) *
Oh hello, have you met? Keyboard, this is forehead. Forehead, this is keyboard.

Well one involves bad language, the other involves death. Guess which Britain is Tory. Not that people like you care.
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