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    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. H.L.Mencken

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  1. Obs, I would question your conflating the parking problems of the hospital with the town centre planning. Perhaps the best plan would be to knock down the whole of the town centre as it is now and build a huge hospital in its place. Then surround the mega-hospital with acres of car parking served by electric busses a la Disneyworld Florida. This comes to mind: https://youtu.be/xWwUJH70ubM
  2. There's more to a town than just its centre. Where I live isn't part of the New Town project, in fact my house was built in 1932.
  3. Yes Stall, I know what you mean. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be unfortunately.
  4. Your "East Germany" comparison is way out to be honest Stall. Warrington is a very large town and, by all accounts, very successful economically, with some parts rustic. Something for everyone if you like. I've been a Warrington resident for over 30 years and am generally happy here.
  5. "The planet's revenge"? As if the planet is a sentient being. I think you've caught Greta Thunberg syndrome Obs 🤣🤣
  6. Just over 4000 turned out for Wire's first home game of 2020 - Mike Cooper's testimonial against Salford, last season'r runner up in the Grand Final. After a shaky start, and first half finding Wire 8-10 behind, the home team turned up the gas in the second half to win 26-10. First game of the Super League is away to Wigan next Thursday.
  7. For anyone who doesn't fancy forking out a load of cash to experience a trip through the Panama Canal someone has done it for you. A quick trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic: https://youtu.be/m8TkcWhmByg
  8. They don't do the preventative burns in the fire season Bill, it's obviously done in the winter. Also it has been widely reported that government policy, driven by a "Green" agenda, has led to landowners being heavily fined for trying to clear all the dead foliage from their land to try and reduce the fire risk. If you have a wood burning stove or household fire in Australia you can be fined for collecting deadwood for fuel. Sheer madness. Bear in mind that it is only in very recent years that we have had satellite surveillance of the earth's surface which has enabled accurate measurement of the extent of these fires, so to try and say that they are "unprecedented" is something of an exaggeration.
  9. The worst fires they've ever had Bill? The first British colony at Botany Bay was established in 1788, a mere 232 years ago. A mere blink of an eye in history really, and it's not even recorded history. The Aborigines used to set fire to brush to clear the land for planting and aid in hunting. In fact Captain Cook called Australia "the continent of smoke" so prevelant were fires at the time. It isn't "Internet conspiracy theories" that set government policies which penalise landowners for trying to protect their property.
  10. That is refreshing, in stark contrast with the attitude of some MPs who wouldn't consider being friendly towards the "enemy" (Laura Pidock for example). Only by co-operation can anything constructive be achieved.
  11. The Greens and Environmentalists have persuaded the Australian Government to make it illegal for anyone to clear dead underbrush and trees and maintain firebreaks even on their own property. This results in a build up of fuel for wildfires which then spread uncontrollably. They've even put locked gates and barriers across tracks making it very difficult for firefighters to get near the fires. The laws of unintended consequences then take over. People have been fined large amounts for cutting down vegetation on their own property in any effort to stop fires. Heres a video explaining things: https://youtu.be/xNRB8SQbVvE
  12. Frogmen and submarines! Remember them well. Down with the bansturbators!!
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    And there was me thinking I was the only miserable stay at home sod in the country Bill 😂😂
  14. asperity

    Foodbanks

    Okay Bill, but doesn't the very existence of food banks disprove your theory somewhat? You know, people reaching out to other people instead of expecting government to do it?
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