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Old Mar 15th 2024, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article...ly-adopted-evs
You may well be right, although it's early days... Here is a link to a BBC report on EVs in the USA, from a few months ago. The situation may have changed a bit since then, of course.

My son has a Tesla in Norway, where he adjusts his re-charge needs to his daily routine. But it has broken down a few times, so he has a Nissan Leaf for just-in-case!
You do realise that the Leaf is just another electric car...?

It's not like he's had to go back to some ICE option to cope with his Tesla issues.
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You do realise that the Leaf is just another electric car...?

It's not like he's had to go back to some ICE option to cope with his Tesla issues.
sssshhhhh! You're not supposed to rain on the parade!
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You do realise that the Leaf is just another electric car...?
Well, yes, actually! And more reliable than the Tesla, though not as fancy.
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
Well, yes, actually! And more reliable than the Tesla, though not as fancy.
We (by accident) visited a pub back in 2016 in Derbyshire and found out it was the highest pub in Derbyshire we went to an antique fair in Buxton and had a drive “over the tops” into Staffordshire (not far from Buxton) and visited a pub which turned out to be the highest pub and village in the UK, we had again by coincidence visited a pub in Cheshire in one of our visited back to the UK which turned out to be the highest pub in Cheshire, we are now going to visit the highest pubs in Lancashire and Yorkshire but what I want to know is where would your highest pub be? ps and it is not to be in a high rise building lol
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Chatting on the phone yesterday with an old friend in his 80s, we marvelled that our old age is bringing out the best in people. We hobble along with our walking-sticks, secure in the knowledge that if we fall over (God forbid!) there will be ten or fifteen people rushing to help us up and dust us down. I attribute this security to the small-island community I live in, but he lives in New York and is equally confident.

When we encounter closed doors, somebody always leaps to hold them open. At the supermarket, idle youngsters jostle to bring us trolleys, and offer to help with our shopping bags.

It's very heart-warming. There is hope for the world, after all.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Victoria.html
What do our barbie pundits think about this news story - a proposal to exempt aborigines from certain taxes, as part of a reparations deal? Wouldn't it just cause more ill will between them and everybody else?

(I don't live in Australia any more, but I follow what happens there, and have friends and family there.)
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Victoria.html
What do our barbie pundits think about this news story - a proposal to exempt aborigines from certain taxes, as part of a reparations deal? Wouldn't it just cause more ill will between them and everybody else?

(I don't live in Australia any more, but I follow what happens there, and have friends and family there.)
Not sure there are many left around these parts - and even less that will click on a DM UK link
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Not sure there are many left around these parts - and even less that will click on a DM UK link
I'm not sure if you mean "not many left around these parts" barbie pundits or aborigines. Judging by the maps I see in the online newspapers, there are huge areas of Australia being set aside for their***** use, though not around Adelaide, perhaps. And the DM also has an Australian section, and a US one. All very handy.
***** Aborigines' use, not barbie pundits'!
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
I'm not sure if you mean "not many left around these parts" barbie pundits or aborigines. Judging by the maps I see in the online newspapers, there are huge areas of Australia being set aside for their***** use, though not around Adelaide, perhaps. And the DM also has an Australian section, and a US one. All very handy.
***** Aborigines' use, not barbie pundits'!
I meant pundits - sorry if that was not obvious
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I meant pundits - sorry if that was not obvious
Perfectly clear to me! And I wouldn't give a DM link houseroom, not in any of the worldwide editions, they are all as trashy as each other.
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I would agree based on what I see at work.
Rooftop solar + EV seems a match made in heaven for Oz. It can work all year round. Not so for Northern Europe unfortunately.
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Perfectly clear to me! And I wouldn't give a DM link houseroom, not in any of the worldwide editions, they are all as trashy as each other.
Quite
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Perfectly clear to me! And I wouldn't give a DM link houseroom, not in any of the worldwide editions, they are all as trashy as each other.
Oh dear! I really don't think we can afford to be too snobby about linking to newspaper reports. The Daily Mail is indeed a rag, but so much of the mainstream media is, these days. The DM doesn't carry much news that the others don't. It's edited by semi-literates, yes, and its content is written for people of that kind. But the nature of that content is pretty much the same as in more highly regarded papers. Most of them share the DM's tolerance of the genocide in Palestine, for instance, and encouragement of the anti-Russia bloodbath in Ukraine. ( I say "tolerance" there, because most of the reports regard the genocide as "going a bit too far this time", instead of the monstrous and unforgivable wickedness that it is. And I say "encouragement" because of the broad tribal loyalty to the wretched NATO gang in all circumstances.)

This theme began with my link to an article on Australian aborigines. You (Polly) didn't say whether you read it or not. Did you? And if so do you have an opinion about it?
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Not sure there are many left around these parts...
"... barbie pundits..." gotcha. Around the BE website, there seems to be a general belief in the decline of membership numbers (pundits). Can nothing be done to reverse the decline? Nothing from the floor, of course, but is the administration also resigned to the decline? Is the decline irreversible? And I suppose the next inevitable question must be "Does it matter?"

I myself think it does matter, insofar as it's always worth while enabling an exchange of opinions. Regrettably, perhaps, some of the opinions are snarky; but that's a natural part of any exchange of opinions. What does the "Shrimps on the Barbie" team think?
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Linda (my wife) and her young sister learnt to swim in the hands of a middle-aged man who knew their mother, though not particularly well. He had no qualifications, no insurance, no supervision, and (on the evidence) no evil desires. It never occurred to anybody that he might let his hands roam where they shouldn’t roam – and one assumes it never occurred to him either.

She and her friends rode or walked to school and back unmolested, and played in parks afterwards, and crossed roads and tramlines, and skipped safely through dark underpasses. No mobile phones to tell their mums where they were; no wrist-watches to tell the time, even; bikes were left to be stolen from where they’d been dropped on the ground, but they never were.

Today... well! The mothers might well be held to account for breaching who knows how many laws and by-laws! What happened between those days and today? Where did all the bad people come from?
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