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ADS and the winds of change

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justasking111 · 09/10/2022 10:35

All set onward and upward friends

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ISaySteadyOn · 24/03/2023 17:24

In an ironic twist, I came down with a rotten virus and asked if I could do it over the phone. They said sure and gave me the time they would ring. They haven't and it's been 4 days. Clearly not that important really Hmm

EmmaEmerald · 24/03/2023 17:31

ISaySteadyOn · 24/03/2023 17:24

In an ironic twist, I came down with a rotten virus and asked if I could do it over the phone. They said sure and gave me the time they would ring. They haven't and it's been 4 days. Clearly not that important really Hmm

Maybe they're just ticking a box.

I hope you feel better asap.

ISaySteadyOn · 24/03/2023 17:37

Yes, probably true. I am improving massively, thanks.

EmmaEmerald · 24/03/2023 20:38

ISaySteadyOn · 24/03/2023 17:37

Yes, probably true. I am improving massively, thanks.

Glad you're better

the other stuff many of us predicted...I fixed my energy rates, because, well, you know! .it ends today. Yikes. Oh well, at least I fixed when I had the chance.

Canterbury had a meeting about the 15 minute city last night but I don't know how it went.

justasking111 · 24/03/2023 20:40

Sitting on my hands so I don't feed any trolls tonight πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

In Wales our glorious council and others are on the 17th September instigating a 20mph speed limit in all urban areas. My poor old car hates that speed something to do with gear ratio.

It's all in aid of cleaner air πŸ™„

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EmmaEmerald · 24/03/2023 20:58

justasking111 · 24/03/2023 20:40

Sitting on my hands so I don't feed any trolls tonight πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

In Wales our glorious council and others are on the 17th September instigating a 20mph speed limit in all urban areas. My poor old car hates that speed something to do with gear ratio.

It's all in aid of cleaner air πŸ™„

Is it 24 hour?

so frustrating when you're on a late night bus, the roads are clear, and it has to crawl along at 20. I think in the daytime London traffic it didn't make a difference, but it's very noticeable at night.

justasking111 · 24/03/2023 21:34

Yes it's 24 hours. The legal system are going to make some money when people start challenges in the courts.

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ISaySteadyOn · 05/04/2023 17:32

Grin and I haven't even watched the whole thing yet.

JenniferBooth · 05/04/2023 20:56

Heard about the wet wipes and power showers? First they turned us into a nation of scruffs. Now they want to turn us into a nation of mingers

justasking111 · 06/04/2023 12:36

JenniferBooth · 05/04/2023 20:56

Heard about the wet wipes and power showers? First they turned us into a nation of scruffs. Now they want to turn us into a nation of mingers

And banning dual flush toilets πŸ™„

Are we going to get a knock on the door. Council guy checking our showers, loo, boiler and log burner 😁

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EmmaEmerald · 06/04/2023 22:53

What's the deal with power showers? Not that I have one.

mum has dual flush toilets, I'm sure they were sold as a green option when they were fitted.

it is really awful generally. And it's obviously worldwide. Convinced Paris protests are all connected, especially now they've attacked a particular company. Trying to be careful here obvs. I used to work next door to that company in the City.

people are slowly starting to join the dots on electric cars not being green as well.

CruCru · 08/04/2023 17:10

No, electric cars are not all that green (I have one). Their brakes emit over half the crap that petrol cars emit and producing a new, electric car ends up using loads of resources. It would be greener to keep going with a Landrover from the 50s.

110APiccadilly · 08/04/2023 19:46

CruCru · 08/04/2023 17:10

No, electric cars are not all that green (I have one). Their brakes emit over half the crap that petrol cars emit and producing a new, electric car ends up using loads of resources. It would be greener to keep going with a Landrover from the 50s.

Half the emissions a car is responsible for are those caused by making it, I believe. If the government really cared about climate change, we'd all be driving old bangers.

Taswama · 08/04/2023 22:38

Tyres also cause a lot of pollution and the precious metals like nickel needed for the batteries are generally mined in ways that damage the local population or the environment.

EmmaEmerald · 09/04/2023 09:51
ISaySteadyOn · 09/04/2023 10:29

Wow. I had no idea. Bloody hell!

EmmaEmerald · 09/04/2023 10:36

I know my dream of owning a house is gone

the authorities will be pricing singletons out of houses, they want us to live in flats

I doubt I'll ever own a car again

but I didn't think of them coming for water. The determination to revert back to Victorian England is really something.

ISaySteadyOn · 09/04/2023 10:41

I don't know if I would agree with that. In general, Victorians seemed to want to improve and innovate and progress. What we are seeing here is regression.

I think it's more a desire for us to be like the former USSR if anything.

justasking111 · 09/04/2023 12:33

ISaySteadyOn · 09/04/2023 10:29

Wow. I had no idea. Bloody hell!

I've been banging on about this for years. Septic tank user. Using the washing machine daily for a few bits. Rinsing dirty dishes under running hot water before putting them in a dishwasher. Shower in the morning, bath at night. The general abuse of water. We're now saving on gas electric because of the price.

It seems that the only kick up the backside some folks take on board is the financial penalty

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EmmaEmerald · 09/04/2023 12:39

just there isn't a shortage of water though. A lot of flats have water butts now, and use of grey water for flushing. We are doing a lot already.

in general, I don't waste water but my parents would say you've got to get all the stuff off plates before they go in the dishwasher or you'll block the pipes. That might mean using hot water. If you use public transport for work, or do a physical job, two showers a day may be needed.

justasking111 · 09/04/2023 13:23

EmmaEmerald · 09/04/2023 12:39

just there isn't a shortage of water though. A lot of flats have water butts now, and use of grey water for flushing. We are doing a lot already.

in general, I don't waste water but my parents would say you've got to get all the stuff off plates before they go in the dishwasher or you'll block the pipes. That might mean using hot water. If you use public transport for work, or do a physical job, two showers a day may be needed.

A lot of the population don't do a physical job these days. My OH did. He didn't shower before work but after. The washing of towels after every use, bed linen three times a week. We've no shortage of water in Wales but in the cities there is.

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JenniferBooth · 09/04/2023 13:43

Back in 1992 i was pissed on by a disabled client i was caring for. I would have not been impressed if i had been lectured on how much water i could use for a bath or shower after that. I was living in a bedsit at the time and there was only a bath.

In a one bedroom flat now and still only a bath

EmmaEmerald · 09/04/2023 14:33

"The washing of towels after every use, bed linen three times a week"

only mad rich folk do this, and they're billionaires. We're not short of water in London.

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