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mobbsey



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: The horror!, the horror! Reply with quote

30,000 spent, 1200 of power in December...
the complete madness of Christmas consumerism needs to be addressed!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20669944
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extractorfan



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a total pillock Rolling Eyes

His money I suppose, who am I to judge Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it always comes back to a single solution, which shouldn't need repeating on this forum.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miserable old gits.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stumuzz wrote:
Miserable old gits.


If I had a spare 30K I would be less miserable.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stumuzz wrote:
Miserable old gits.


How so? I'm not suggesting he can't do what he wants.
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Little John



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just taken a look at that BBC video. Quite apart from the extravagance, which I care less about, the fact is it's bloody grotesque.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Little John



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnB wrote:
Laughing

What really took the biscuit for me was when he said he was doing it to raise money for all of the sick kids down at the local hospital. It immediately struck me that he could have just given the bleeding 30k straight to the hospital!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevecook172001 wrote:
What really took the biscuit for me was when he said he was doing it to raise money for all of the sick kids down at the local hospital. It immediately struck me that he could have just given the bleeding 30k straight to the hospital!

I thought that too. I wonder how many of them are sick due to all the shit that's put into the environment while making all that crap, and generating the electricity to power it, and all the other examples of such stupidity in the world.
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kenneal - lagger
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably advertising for his company and claimed against tax.

Saw this further down the page. Far more interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are doing what our ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Lighting a bright light and socialising.

Yesteryear it was done with a bonfire and worshipping to gods and spirits.

We have always done this in winter, to bring back the sun and make the crops grow again. Have a wiki at the list of winter festivals, they run from November through to February. It is such a dark and depressing time of year people have always tried to bring heat and light back into their lives.

Take a look at the film again. You will see people doing what YOUR ancestors have always done
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stumuzz wrote:
They are doing what our ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Lighting a bright light and socialising.

Yesteryear it was done with a bonfire and worshipping to gods and spirits.

We have always done this in winter, to bring back the sun and make the crops grow again. Have a wiki at the list of winter festivals, they run from November through to February. It is such a dark and depressing time of year people have always tried to bring heat and light back into their lives.

Take a look at the film again. You will see people doing what YOUR ancestors have always done
My ancesters also lived in caves, chucked their shit into the street and believed that a sky fairy made everything. Funnily enough, we don't always need to do everything our ancesters did.
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Tarrel



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1200 is roughly 8,500 kWh! That would keep around 40 houses well lit with low-energy lighting for a year. I take the point about the winter festivals, but, as usual, it's the sheer scale of the thing, brought about by the simple ability to throw a switch.
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