Lost in a Lost World (Page 2)
ghostgeek: London Mayor Sadiq Khan is seeking new powers to ban wood burning in the most polluted areas of the capital.
The mayor has written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove asking for greater powers to tackle air pollution not caused by traffic.
Mr Khan wants to introduce a network of "zero-emission zones" where the burning of wood or coal is completely prohibited.
He also wants tougher controls on the sale of wood-burning stoves.
[ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41439268 ]
This is all we get nowadays. Rules, rules, and more rules.
briansmythe: That's happening in a lot of big citys , No more wood fired heaters , I cant even burn , I cant even burn wood in the back yard the fire brigade turn up fine next time they reckon
briansmythe: Well luckily our council sill allows wood heaters , just means more trips inside with the garden waste, There outlawed In Melbourne tho ,
ghostgeek: Now this might be a silly question, but who is your local council accountable to? Is it to the local voters, the ones who pay the bills. Or is there some higher authority, shadowy or otherwise, that dictates policy?
briansmythe: No its not a silly question , every time there is a meeting of some local council to change dates or , spend hundred of millions on some cloud statues , or rip up city steets for bike paths , that no one uses , there"s always a big hoo har in the paper or what ever , just collect the rubbish and fix the roads like your supposed too , They keep talking about amemating local councils ,
Cos they seem too breed like rabbits, Coumcils everywhere , and Councelers making more and more money like Ceo"S , I not shore some think there is an agenda , through local councils , they doall seem to come up with the same Idears ,
briansmythe: What do state Goverments do then , keep an eye on the councils , Its getting out of control
ghostgeek: So, it’s farewell to the breakfast cereal, Ricicles.
Manufacturer Kellogg’s announced how it was axing the morning favourite.
It comes amid growing pressure on food firms to cut sugar levels in a bid to combat obesity.
Kellogg’s UK managing director Oli Morton said: “Consumers are asking for a healthier way to start the day.”
[ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/lost-world-sweets-footstuffs-1970s-13981455 ]
ghostgeek: I know a great way to combat obesity. WALK, don't drive. Somehow, though, I don't think consumers are going to be interested in such a simple solution to their ever expanding waistlines.
MJ59: 2 years later and things are still just as messed up with the PC lot and the greenies trying to stuff the world!
ghostgeek: People need religion so they can both flagellate themselves and, more importantly, persecute others. As belief in God wanes an alternative credo is required and has been found in Climate Change. Just an updating of an old, old story.
MJ59: Yes, sad but true.
Who cops all the badness from this?
Your average Joe, just trying to get by in life... always been the way
ghostgeek: As the Great and the Good will tell you, from factory fodder to cannon fodder is what the masses are for.