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« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2019, 12:28:52 pm »

Whilst I have sympathy with the aims and concerns of the protesters, I can also sympathise with road users whose business is impeded.
As one driver put it at the London protests, "we are told that opening the road is not a police matter. In that case, we should be allowed to open the road ourselves"
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« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2019, 12:50:32 pm »

Whilst I have sympathy with the aims and concerns of the protesters, I can also sympathise with road users whose business is impeded.
As one driver put it at the London protests, "we are told that opening the road is not a police matter. In that case, we should be allowed to open the road ourselves"
Eventually, if these protests continue, I think that's what you will see. These so called peaceful protests may then not be so peaceful. When people see the police continually appearing* to do nothing, they will do something about it themselves.

*Aware their hands are very much legally tied.
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« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2019, 06:27:33 pm »


The question of access for the disabled has perhaps not been thought through (though if she can't work a quarter of a mile, I'm surprised she can manage a cleaning job).

I would be surprised if this apparently innocuous snippet of news has not been looked into today by one of my former colleagues.  Smiley

Portable single induction cooking rings are also available, they work from a 13 amp socket and are very useful as a supplement to existing facilities, and also for use in a caravan or boat where space and power availability are limited.

I bought one when we moved house in 2009, without a kitchen for a little while. It cost me £20 from a leading German discounter, and went on to cook lunch or bacon sarnies many a time at my then office, as well as being lent out to needy friends and providing an adjunct to the barbecue at the far end of our garden. I recently sold it for for £20. Every Lidl helps!
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« Reply #108 on: July 18, 2019, 07:33:44 pm »

I've had my ind hob for ten years and love it,is got four zones that each have a timer function and one of the zones is a max 3100watt which boils a litre and half of water in less time than it takes the kettle to do the same ,hardly gets hot,glass flat surface is a doddle to keep clean I couldn't be more impressed,as Tony said earlier it's the future !.
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« Reply #109 on: July 18, 2019, 08:31:19 pm »

Day 4. Didn't see any disruption today. Press reports indicated protest at MOD Abbey Wood but speaking with someone who passed through on the Ring Road at about 10.30 this am no sign of XR at all.

Feverish activity around Bristols Harbourside today preparing for, starting tomorrow, the three day Annual Harbour Festival.
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« Reply #110 on: July 18, 2019, 08:55:45 pm »

Feverish activity around Bristols Harbourside today preparing for, starting tomorrow, the three day Annual Harbour Festival.

At last! Real honest gridlock!
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« Reply #111 on: July 18, 2019, 11:13:39 pm »

Feverish activity around Bristols Harbourside today preparing for, starting tomorrow, the three day Annual Harbour Festival.

At last! Real honest gridlock!


Call me old (and now a few dare to) but shuffling through the understandable crowds that attend tends to weaken my enthusiasm for being there. Some malt, hop and yeast based refreshment* can lessen the stress but is negated by the life wasted in ten deep queues.


*It's important to be mindful that beer is so much more than just another breakfast drink.
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« Reply #112 on: July 19, 2019, 06:23:45 am »

Nope, big crowds not for me either. Events like this I would attend early and get out before the crowds really kick off.
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« Reply #113 on: July 19, 2019, 06:29:59 am »

Going back to the main reason for this thread. Just heard on the local news that Bristol Airport is a target for future protests. You have been warned.
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« Reply #114 on: July 19, 2019, 07:22:02 am »

Going back to the main reason for this thread. Just heard on the local news that Bristol Airport is a target for future protests. You have been warned.

These people must have very understanding bosses to allow them so much time off for protests....... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #115 on: July 19, 2019, 08:14:20 am »

Going back to the main reason for this thread. Just heard on the local news that Bristol Airport is a target for future protests. You have been warned.

These people must have very understanding bosses to allow them so much time off for protests....... Roll Eyes

Perhaps they are using one week of their their annual leave?
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« Reply #116 on: July 19, 2019, 09:35:43 am »

Going back to the main reason for this thread. Just heard on the local news that Bristol Airport is a target for future protests. You have been warned.

These people must have very understanding bosses to allow them so much time off for protests....... Roll Eyes

Perhaps they are using one week of their their annual leave?

Well some certainly are, and some do have understanding bosses. There are also many retired people involved.
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« Reply #117 on: July 19, 2019, 12:50:31 pm »

Interesting piece on Bristol Post about life with the Extinction Rebellion camp and group (in both London and now Bristol).   Much to read - please do click on the link.

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One such steward, Leo Hoskin Green, 28, from South Bristol, spent yesterday evening at the information tent, following a full day's work as a mechanical engineer at a company in the south east of the city.

He took a day's leave on Monday to help with the first day of the action, and has since spent almost every hour he can fit around his profession working at the site.

He said: "I got involved with Extinction Rebellion after seeing the news about the action they were taking in London - I've been worrying about climate change and the ecological crisis since I was 14 and have campaigned in the past but things have just got worse and worse.

"My then-girlfriend and I had been watching it on the news really closely, and on the Saturday we made placards with the intention of heading up on Sunday.

My highlighting and I read on, wondering if I would learn as to why she was no longer his girlfriend ...

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"We stayed overnight and were on Waterloo Bridge on Sunday, where we both agreed that we were willing to be arrested if we needed to be.

"We were eventually arrested and held at Bromley Police Station for 19 hours. It all happened very quickly but we just kept sight of why we were there and concentrated on being polite to the police officers.

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"Six days later my girlfriend and I got married, and we have since spent the majority of our weekends and a lot of our evenings working to help the movement.

Ah - right.  Visions of a breakup evaporate.

And they sound like a thoughtful couple, looking ahead, fearful for the future.  With the $64,000 question - "what can I do to help influence it for the better?"

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“We’ve both always wanted to have children, but at the moment we are genuinely fearful about what sort of world would grow up in. The research is all there, reports from the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, it all points to issues like mass famine, a huge refugee crisis - this needs to be taken really seriously.



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« Reply #118 on: July 19, 2019, 01:23:57 pm »

Of course, having a child is probably the least environmentally friendly thing you could do.   Wink
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« Reply #119 on: July 19, 2019, 01:55:21 pm »


Call me old (and now a few dare to) but shuffling through the understandable crowds that attend tends to weaken my enthusiasm for being there. Some malt, hop and yeast based refreshment* can lessen the stress but is negated by the life wasted in ten deep queues.

I have been thrice over the years. I enjoyed the first two. The third was pretty much identical to the first two.

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*It's important to be mindful that beer is so much more than just another breakfast drink.

Made from grains and flowers. It's practically muesli.
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