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We've heard this one before

Discussion in 'Personal' started by GwydirStreet, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter

  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I didn't realise that was the choice.

    Maybe if people (you know the sort who complain about foreign aid) hadn't ridiculed climate change, we might have done something meaningful earlier and avoided all this.

    Just a thought.
  3. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter

    Looks a bit like it.
    Either / or?:rolleyes:
    I'm right behind fighting climate change whilst critical of continuing foreign aid to countries with massive space projects:)
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Bangladesh has a massive space project?
    sabrinakat likes this.
  5. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    interesting...space as in 'outer' space or space in terms of room for all (on the ground)...I am curious myself as to the answer!
  6. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    The problem as I see it is that the "complete rethink" as described in the article is nothing of the sort

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    0.7% of our national income goes on foreign aid.


    That leaves just 99.3% for us in the UK ...
    Dragonlady30 and bombaysapphire like this.
  8. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter

    They have a comparitively small one. Their neighbour's the one to watch out for;)
  9. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    "We've heard this one before"

    I wish I could remember what the punchline is.
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Got it now.

    It was about the confusion among news reports of the flooding in York where 50% of the residents said "The Ouse is in me 'ouse" and the other 50% who said "Me 'ouse is in the Ouse"
    colpee, Yoda- and Mangleworzle like this.
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Or in the case of some of my friends "my 'ouse is on the Ouse"
  12. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    And at least they are better off than some around Leeds and in the Calder valley
    This is one of the milder images
  13. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter

    That's a great view.
  14. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    This however does NOT make for a good picture.
  15. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter


    This was in 2015 as well.

    This is not protect Bangladesh or us issue.

    It is a long term planning issue. If London was flooded, Heaven and Earth would be moved. New massive projects like the Thames Barrier would be common place. Unfortunately the North does seem to come after Bangladesh on Westminsters priority list.

    Don't worry David Camerons visiting. Sorted then? He's getting his own plane. I bet were all relieved that he can fly to us all quickly and in comfort if it floods where we live?
    lexus300, grumpydogwoman and vannie like this.
  16. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    A 40 percent cut in the DEFRA budget and the loss of 1,000 jobs in the Environment Agency?
    This government allowing farmers to remove hedgerows and relaxing rules on crop rotation?
    The whole us vs them argument is just a smokescreen. Who falls for this BS anyway?
    grumpydogwoman and lanokia like this.

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    Daily Mail readers if this morning's front page is anything to go by.
    vannie likes this.
  18. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

  19. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    York gets flooded every few years, dating back for ever.
    It's just the usual wrath of God, not climate change.
    They've got drones now to photograph it all. That's (one reason) why the media are making such a fuss, as well as the opportunity to insinuate some "global warming" propaganda. Never let a crisis go to waste.

    I certainly don't wish to pay to erect walls to protect other people's property in obvious and long-standing areas of flooding. I had the sense to buy a high-enough house.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  20. GwydirStreet

    GwydirStreet Occasional commenter


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