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Letter through the door today, New (blue) bin on the way. Cardboard boxes or some such. To add to the three (brown, green and purple) I already have. Although the green is broken and apparently they have a tight budget when it comes to replacements. I live alone and have never had reason to put ANYTHING in the purple one. The brown one needs emptied about once a year. One day, when all of this is ash, people will write books about how a society collapsed under the weight of this nonsense.

NOTE TO THOSE RUNNING THE SHOW - GAMES UP, THE MONEY IS GONE. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT FOR TEH KIDDEHS, GO TO CHINA.

Oh, and deal with the issue at source, the packaging industry. My garden looks absurd because of you tossers.

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Letter through the door today, New (blue) bin on the way. Cardboard boxes or some such. To add to the three (brown, green and purple) I already have. Although the green is broken and apparently they have a tight budget when it comes to replacements. I live alone and have never had reason to put ANYTHING in the purple one. The brown one needs emptied about once a year. One day, when all of this is ash, people will write books about how a society collapsed under the weight of this nonsense.

NOTE TO THOSE RUNNING THE SHOW - GAMES UP, THE MONEY IS GONE. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT FOR TEH KIDDEHS, GO TO CHINA.

Oh, and deal with the issue at source, the packaging industry. My garden looks absurd because of you tossers.

Yup, now was it lead poisoning that really did for the Romans or a similar move to nonsensical lawmaking?

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Yup, now was it lead poisoning that really did for the Romans or a similar move to nonsensical lawmaking?

It was indirectly Sparticus and the slave revolt that brought the Arrogant Rome Elite down!

The slaves were trashed by the combined might of armies under two generals (forgot their names) but they had huge respect for the slave army.

The citizens of Rome looked up to the two Generals who saved them and the Political Power base completely shifted to the two generals who overturned the senate with some common sense.

Loads of reforms were put through including the non killing or hurting of slaves who could also become freemen.

Rome's failure to adapt its city-state style government to ruling an empire triggered a century long pattern of events that would eventually lead to fall of the old oligarchy led by the Senate. Either out of genuine concern for reform, desire for personal gain and glory, or a combination of the two, an individual politician or general would introduce new, but also disruptive practices. These would weaken Roman customs, traditions, and institutions, especially the Senate.

(How true is this today amongst the arrogant Mongs (EU-Westminster-Local Council ) who continually feck us around, micro-messing/interfering/disrupting our lives and country's customs!)

That would create the need and open the way for new figures to rise up that would introduce even more disruptive practices, and so on. Thus the cycle would keep repeating until the old order was destroyed. There were five main figures this process brought to the forefront of Roman politics and who in turn perpetuated the cycle, allowing the rise of the next figure: Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Marius, Sulla, and Julius Caesar. Not until Caesar's nephew and heir, Octavian, seized power would the cycle be broken and a new more stable order established in place of senatorial rule.

This'll amuse you - what we post about on HPC all the time

In 133 B.C.E., Tiberius Gracchus became tribune. He saw that many of Rome's troubles revolved around the decline of the free peasantry who were flocking into the cities. Therefore, he proposed a bill to give land to the peasants and re-establish them on their own farms.

The land he proposed using was public land owned by the state that, unfortunately, was controlled by rich and powerful senators who most likely would be reluctant to give it up.

(The UK Elites "land grab" of centuries old commons etc to force UK peasantry out of the country into towns or face starvation by being deprived of grazing land for their livestock!)

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I remember when the first hysteria over recycling came.. and it was introduced as just a 'voluntary' program. Even back then I said we should not allow it, because it will never stop growing.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Britain now have their careers in recycling, its a big business for many contractors, and countless petty bureaucrats careers are based on it.

The whole thing is pointless as it takes far more energy to collect and recycle something than to just make a new one. That is why you never see the free market doing it without subsidy.. on a sheer energy level its a net loser.

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We combined the green food bin and green waste bin into one weekly collection.

They make tons of soil from the tons of crap people waste food wise.

This is good. It highlights to people that they waste too much food. Throw it in the normal bin and you don't see it add up over a week.

We have paper and cardboard. Which now includes envelopes. Which when they first started recycling you couldn't include. They get more money for clean paper so it's worth recycling at the doorstep to stop it getting messed up.

Tins, bottles and jars. But not yoghurt pots, meat trays or plastic wrap.

Black bin for normal crud which ends up being polystyrene, bits of plastic not allowed in the other bin. Rarely fill this in a fortnight but still see people with over flowing bins (or two!)

Batterys - go to the tip or the shop.

They burn waste at Newton Heath now for making energy. And recycle anything else they can there like electrical stuff.

Should do a FOI on how much they make from selling the composted waste etc.

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  • 284 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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