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MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 22:35

Kef, we have deep mines not very far from us at Boulby, they are about to open another mine not far from that one. The skills are there and they are highly mechanised. Our last sea mines closed after Maggi was long gone and there are still youngish people to train the new men needed.
I was down a coal mine, deeply depressing and then the ICI Anhydrite mine, a dual carriageway underground, buses to the working face, light airy and apart from being 1000 feet underground not bad working conditions. Mining today is light years away from the old style pits and we are sitting on masses of usable fuel waiting to be dug out so who needs Nuclear.
The Germans do not they are going back to coal and surely burning our own coal must be better than bringing wood from Canada which we do at the moment at Wilton over the river Tees from us.
The fuel policy of this Government ( I could say what fuel policy) is a mismatch of trying to please the Greens, the Europeans, Save the world?? what all on our own? what about China, India,  Russia and America, none of them seem very interested in anything but cheap power for their economy.
Do I live in an Asylum I ask.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:03

MMP, kids, don't we just love them, well i do my grandchildren, they go home again.
I do not knock the roof mounted panels although the next person knocking on my door trying to sell them could get a knock. Almost every house in Cyprus had them they get sunshine, here in the North East not a bright idea.
G/G in tonight's paper they have allocated £12,000,000 to start mining under the North sea, a hundred years of good coal so they say and they can recycle the CO2 back underground. We had coal mines out under the sea, Maggi closed them down and put every one to work in Fish and Chip shops until the Europeans stopped us going fishing.
We already have generating stations burning Canadian wood so using our own coal providing jobs and infrastructure sounds good to me. Of course the greens will object, it is OK to burn someone else's wood with the costs of cutting shredding shipping etc but using what we have plenty of "oh dear no way" and I do not hear them bleating about the open cast in the area.
I am afraid folks you need expendable money to get the best loos and I was castigated roundly last time I mentioned having any so I did not say it.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 12:53

"Oh Bev" you are obviously not giving your custom to the better loos, they have dispensers for wipes to use opening the door with then a bin for the cloth outside.
Possibly more waste to upset the greens but then having to see those stupid windmills that spoil the sea view from Redcar I like to upset them.
Hygene in modern loos is none existent as a rule so the way to go is carry a pack of your own hand wipes, of course that is even more rubbish to get rid off.
Watching a woman sneeze over an open display of fancy cakes in M&S turned me off ever buying them, we can only be as clean as the next person wishes to be and seeing what can be picked up off supermarket trolley handles makes you think.
Oh well we only die once!!

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 11:27

G/G, my donations are by letter, the Salvation Army come round once a year and I never refuse them. The local Hospice for adults and children is two fields away so I take it in twice a year.
Two Army charities for obvious reasons and the Air Ambulance plus a local Care Home that helped when we needed them.
As a pensioner on fixed income I give what I can afford as to phone calls and door knockers they get a polite sorry, "unless" they get stroppy, then the old RSM comes to the for and they leave chastened.
Having seen real poverty in various overseas postings I laugh at people in this country saying they are poor, they do not know what poor is, yet knowing the overseas aid goes oft astray with the people in most need getting the least I refrain from adding to the arms race which is where a lot of it goes.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:00

If you hear a loud yell it was me, as I went to unlock the door this morning two more of those plastic bags were in the letter box that is six in four days this week.
What a waste of money for something that has almost fallen off the planet, who bothers with them now, I see the odd one around here where once most did conribute.
I fell out with Oxfam years ago when seeing their oncosts and what actually went to aid people.
Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 09:50

Stockton, both lawns cut but it is freezing out there, rapidly clouding over so I think it was a good job I was out early. Getting a nice hot cuppa into me before shopping, "oh" and a clean up before Daughter lands after her Honeymoon to inspect the place.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 11:20

Last week G/G I received two large envelopes addressed to my wife one from Viking tours and one from a Woolen house.
I have a letter in my files which I send off to those people saying my wife passed away yet still they come.
Viking tours are a new one we never ever used them in our lives so the selling of names and addresses must now be big business.
I will vote for any party who vows to curb such assaults on our privacy no matter who they are as the constant reminders do not help.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:06

Gilly, "Middle aged"??? I cast Nasturtiums at that statement, middle aged indeed they are nearly new??
The thing is Gilly I have two wardrobes full of them, everything gets dropped in the wash basket at night and all fresh clothes after my morning shower, I think it is the old soldiers aversion to being wounded with dirty clothes on your back.
You once saw bags at nearly every door on our road now it is the odd one so they are losing out with overkill.
The other thing is the people calling wanting you to sign up so much a month for a charity, I already do six charities three local the forces charities and Salvation Army, they would be there with a cup of tea and a bun where the Naafi refused to go. I say sorry enough is enough goodbye.

Frank

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 09:52

Blue Sky and fluffy white clouds plus Sunshine in Stockton today, definitely warm, doors and windows open so Sonny the Corgi come Jack Russel is galloping in and out wanting to play. We have him 9 to 4 as his owners next door are at work otherwise he would be locked in, I hate the thought of that.
Honeymooners back today from Greece so need to fill the fridge for them, its all go.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:23

OK what will stop those plastic bags asking for clothes being pushed through the letter box, today I have had three. How many old clothes do they think I have, some of mine are only fifteen years old, hardly run in yet???

Frank.

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