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dodgy geezer

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #175 on: January 05, 2010, 01:55:11 pm »

Good article in yesterdays Sunday Times about the Met Office and its "remit". The gist being that "they" have taken on board all that is wrong about Global Warming and have relinquished honesty ....because it suits the present Directors' own twisted beliefs.
Much better to just look out of a window and look at the sky...


I see the Head of the Met Office is onto a nice little earner:

"John Hirst, the organisation’s chief executive, received between 195,000 and 200,000 in pay and bonuses in 2008/9. The figure is a 25 per cent increase on the 155,000 to 160,000 "pay equivalent" for Mr Hirst in 2007/8...." Telegraph

We must remember that in these times of financial stringency, all workers will be called on to tighten their belts and make sacrifices. In particular service widows, nurses and pensioners will need to take a 10% pay cut. However, this does not apply to politicians, senior civil servants and financial sector executives, where it is important to pay large sums of money so that we can obtain (and retain) the best person for the job....
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #176 on: January 05, 2010, 02:23:57 pm »

We finally got some snow this morning, about 1/2" and the schools closed!!!!!!!!!

Drove into town, road was perfectly ok, but people driving at 5mph!!!!! Whats that all about?

Dont remember schools closing when I was a lad - so many moons ago.

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #177 on: January 05, 2010, 02:30:16 pm »

No , when I was at school the only time they shut it down they said we sixformers still had to come in !!   

In The warrington area ALL schools are now shut today and Tomorrow..  Snow is coming down heavy again...its great fun..
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #178 on: January 05, 2010, 02:35:08 pm »


Dont remember schools closing when I was a lad - so many moons ago.


And we had bl**dy cold knees, what with having short trousers on  O0 O0

Danny
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #179 on: January 05, 2010, 02:38:19 pm »

Right got my pile of Snowballs ready , and my Battle Snow Springer...

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #180 on: January 05, 2010, 02:43:34 pm »

Very artistic - where's the snowman holding the tranny  8)

Danny
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #181 on: January 05, 2010, 02:50:16 pm »


Dont remember schools closing when I was a lad - so many moons ago.

Ian
Our schools never shut once whilst I was there, junior or secondary,
We had a 4 mile walk in shorts, wellington boots, raincoat and balaclava and wet wooly gloves..
The school run didn't exist in those days, very few people had cars and those that did had one and that was used by the dad to go to work in. Dont remember anyone going to school by car.
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #182 on: January 05, 2010, 02:57:29 pm »

Very artistic - where's the snowman holding the tranny  8)

Danny

Are you allowed to say tranny ? {:-{
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #183 on: January 05, 2010, 03:08:29 pm »

this is so frustrating...   an extra day off work due to the snow.. (snow ploughs out in Wigan today, first time i have ever seen that)

got loads to do   but it is just toooo   cold in the workshop.

the downside of having a workshop in the garage with an up and over door


bbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!




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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #184 on: January 05, 2010, 03:39:29 pm »

Oldiron.

Is that a David Brown 995 I see in the background ?????

Only 6 Inches here in W / Yorks but its still snowing !.

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  Yup, that's a DB.

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The long Build

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #185 on: January 05, 2010, 03:54:11 pm »

Very artistic - where's the snowman holding the tranny  8)

Danny


By the time I built that as we had been out for a walk around the area my feet were a tad cold in my steel toe capped wellies, so the tranny will have to wait..Particulary as I had to put some bricks under the car tyres as it was slipping down the drive!!! 
Recon a marine viper should do the job.  :} just need to square it off to the official measurements and then it will be ready for the next Mayhem Bash   :}
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #186 on: January 05, 2010, 04:00:54 pm »

How the people of Germany,Switzerland,Austria,French Alpine regions,etc etc must be laughing at Poor old GB,we grind to a halt,whenever we get more than a couple of inches of snow,..schools are off,shops close public transport becomes non existent,Police forces are even hiring 4 x 4,s,yet the afore mentioned countries just get on with it,in the German alpine regions,1 metre of snow is the norm in winter,but we never see it splattered all over the news 24/7,..I can remember back in the 50,s/60.s when,winter meant snow,and we got on with it,schools never closed,buses still ran,albeit more slowly,
Why is it that we,ve suddenly become a nation of Wusses,is it because we,ve had it too good in the 70,s/80,s/90,s when snow came and stayed for a day or two then disappeared, or is it, because were governed by a bunch of Numpties who think it better to spend millions of on other countries,than to upgrade the services here at home,..the latest expenditure by those in power,spending millions to help lower "our carbon footprint"is just one of many examples,

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #187 on: January 05, 2010, 04:05:01 pm »

this is so frustrating...   an extra day off work due to the snow.. (snow ploughs out in Wigan today, first time i have ever seen that)

got loads to do   but it is just toooo   cold in the workshop.

the downside of having a workshop in the garage with an up and over door


bbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!




db
Get yerself a small Potbellied cast iron stove,.I,ve got one in my garage,it cost me 65 and its brill,no more Brrrrrrr

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #188 on: January 05, 2010, 04:43:41 pm »

Are you allowed to say tranny ? {:-{
Not everyone has a mind like a sewer, {-)or are you thinking of a Transexual Transvestite from Transylivania,perhaps %%

Wullie
and No i,m not following you, {-)
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #189 on: January 05, 2010, 04:44:48 pm »

this is so frustrating...   an extra day off work due to the snow.. (snow ploughs out in Wigan today, first time i have ever seen that)

got loads to do   but it is just toooo   cold in the workshop.

the downside of having a workshop in the garage with an up and over door


bbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

db

Draft exclude around the edges with pipe lagging pushed into the gap- 4 lengths will do- you'll have to put them back after you've opened the door. but if you don't do it that often. Also, the 1.5mm steel is one giant heat exchanger, one that works the wrong way- go to your local builders merchant and get some double foil backed 12mm roof insulation, the type that comes in rolls (not fibreglass, although it might be fibreglass core?), and stick it on with dabs of silicone- brother in law has done it to his concrete floored, up and over doored (that rhymes :D) garage- it's cold, but its always a few degrees above outside, never drops below freezing and never condensates up.

Carpet the floor and insulate the ceiling with a small radiator and you'll be well away.

Greg
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #190 on: January 05, 2010, 10:03:10 pm »

We in West Sussex have had a good 2" to 3" in the last two hours and it's still coming down heavily.
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #191 on: January 05, 2010, 10:16:39 pm »

Same here in SW Surrey.

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« Reply #192 on: January 05, 2010, 10:18:26 pm »

Great news
-  my garden now looks as good as the neighbours  :-)) {-) {-)

Every cloud ... etc, etc.

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #193 on: January 05, 2010, 10:20:02 pm »

...lol John, keeps you out of trouble with a shovel that size, hows the dog manage those drifts?

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #194 on: January 05, 2010, 10:20:36 pm »

Here we go agian !!!
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #195 on: January 05, 2010, 10:21:17 pm »

So does mine,....apart from where the dog s***on it {-)

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #196 on: January 05, 2010, 10:34:46 pm »

Nothing here in freezing Peterborough
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #197 on: January 05, 2010, 10:58:01 pm »

It's a beautiful 28 C here at the moment  8), but I have just finished watching a live Premier League match between Stoke City and Fulham, in Stoke, and it was snowing heavily. I felt cold just watching  O0

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« Reply #198 on: January 05, 2010, 11:06:15 pm »

Peter,

Go away!  :-))

I have just had a dividing wall built in my garage to create a workshop area I can heat - trouble is, no door fitted yet doh!

Ian
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #199 on: January 05, 2010, 11:10:34 pm »

As long as it's cold here the less aussies will be over here! %) :-)) O0 {-)

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