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PeanutButter

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  1. I can see Aus being hit first if this happens. Selling raw materials to China at the expense of the environment is their whole schtick (along with importing workers to drive up GDP).
  2. BEHOLD! https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/technology-news/under-skin-get-ready-sea-change-ev-battery-technology Under the skin: Get ready for a sea change in EV battery technology Sodium ion battery chemistry could prove a more environmentally-friendly alternative to today's lithium-based cells
  3. Perhaps those 35 year mortgages aren’t so crazy? With my personal family history I would expect to die 78 ish.
  4. In the news. What’s yours? https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/articles/lifeexpectancycalculator/2019-06-07
  5. Everything is so expensive! http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/4355914-Everything-is-so-expensive
  6. SMH, indeed. But even beyond the rising numbers of humans I simply find it distasteful to harangue or cajole another adult about the fundamental choice of procreation.
  7. You shouldn't have to justify not having kids. It's 2021 and I can't believe people still try and pressure others on this issue. https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58585323 The UNFPA estimates that, without immediate support for women and girls, there could be 51,000 additional maternal deaths, 4.8 million unintended pregnancies, and twice as many people who won't be able to access family planning clinics between now and 2025.
  9. Gas price crisis: is Brexit, Russia or Covid-19 to blame? The UK is uniquely exposed to a global problem. Is Brexit to blame? Boris Johnson and Michael Gove promised lower fuel bills for households once Britain left the EU. Gas prices in Europe are also at record highs, but countries in the EU’s internal energy market trade efficiently with each other using linked auctions that balance prices across the bloc. The UK, having decoupled its auctions from Europe, could in theory get cheaper energy than anywhere else – if energy was really cheap. But it isn’t, so the UK is more exposed to high prices. https://www.newstatesman.com/energy-climate-tech/2021/09/gas-price-crisis-is-brexit-russia-or-covid-19-to-blame
  10. Evergrande domestic debt deal calms immediate contagion concern https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-evergrande-inches-close-default-deadline-investors-wait-2021-09-21/
  11. Know what would fix that. ELECTRIC VEHICLES 🥳
  12. IMO our modern lifestyle and prolonged exposure to chemicals plays a part in the damage, but that’s just my thought based on our air/water/soil/food/foetuses being riddled with micro plastics and PFAs, among myriad other nasties. Autism rates have gone up a lot, the counter argument being diagnosis is getting better. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2021/03/autismratesincrease/ Around one in 57 (1.76%) children in the UK is on the autistic spectrum, significantly higher than previously reported, according to a study of more than 7 million children
  13. I just found this out, quite interesting: As we mentioned earlier, mortgages for 6 times salary are relatively scarce, but not unheard of. The main reason that they are rare because they’re seen as higher risk by lenders, most of which prefer to set an upper limit at 4-4.5x your income. There are also regulations by the Bank of England which limit lenders to no more than 15% of their mortgages at 4.5 or higher. As such, some lenders reserve 6x mortgages for people working in certain professions – such as doctors, lawyers and engineers.
  14. I want people paid a fair wage for a fair job so they can live a fair life. They paid this guy's sick leave and then took it away - I reckon he's earned a cushy Waitrose salary 10x over. And we wonder why so many people feel marginalised and angry, flailing around for someone to blame.
  15. Autism being one, particularly for male parent age. https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/link-parental-age-autism-explained/
  16. JFC no wonder they’re leaving He would be lying if he said he hasn’t considered leaving. “A guy just left here and he’s gone up to £44,000,” says Gee. “All he does is drive from Didcot to Exeter.” But for now, he plans to stay put. “If I was in a lorry driving up and down the motorway all day I’d be on my own,” he says. “At least I’ve got these two idiots to talk to.” Gee is paid £24,000 a year. “That’s quite a sad salary,” he says, turning to me with a frank, open smile. “Isn’t it?”
  17. Maggots and mayhem: behind the scenes of Britain’s big bin crisis Thanks to the HGV driver shortage, many refuse collectors are quitting to earn up to £30,000 more driving lorries. But what does this mean for our streets, as the rubbish and recycling piles ever higher? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/21/maggots-and-mayhem-a-day-on-a-bin-round-in-broken-brexit-britain
  18. Food producers have called on the government to subsidise the fertiliser plants that produce the CO2 essential to much of the sector – including for packaging, fizzy drinks and animal slaughter – amid fears over shortages in supermarkets. The Food & Drink Federation (FDF), which represents hundreds of food processors and manufacturers, joined retailers and meat producers in calling for urgent action as they warned of serious disruption in food supply chains. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/20/uk-food-producers-call-for-subsidies-to-tackle-co2-shortages
  19. You can’t possibly mean that this fake news site is promoting fake news?! Shocked, I tells ya.
  20. Ah yes, you see I used to be punched in the face every day in 1987, so I can’t possibly complain about my child being slapped twice a week now.
  21. Poor people wanting cleaner air doesn't really count as an obsession, when the worst impacts of air pollution is on children.
  22. 😂 No even better https://www.nasa.gov/careers
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