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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Lack of investment in infrastructure and education. Neither of those investments win politicians many votes and the rewards of the investments are not seen in the 4/5 year cycle of a parliament.
    Any suggestion that takes more than a few weeks to implement is going to struggle.


    If the suggestion was made that everyone in the country pays £20 a month extra tax so that we had dependable power in 20 years time, very few over 40s would support it. The over 70s would say they should pay because they will not live to see the benefit. The over 40s will say they shouldn't pay because in 20 years time we'll have some new technology that means we don't need to make the investment now - instead we can put it in out pensions. They will also say that it should be the people who are working in 20 years time who have to come up with the solution and how to fund it.
    If you are over 40 but under 50 you will very likely be working in 20 years time. Plus the money can go in pensions which can then be invested in something like new power facilities. Pension money has to be invested in something.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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      Originally posted by vetran View Post
      Young Muslims Threaten Nudist Bathers

      no mention in the BBC for some reason.
      Probably because its so minor that its hardly worthy of a local paper?

      I'm not shocked that the Mail covered it.. Basically any news story that casts muslims in a bad light and they are all over it.. Just one of the many reasons that the daily mail is a joke of a paper.

      Frankly I don't understand why there are two pages of comments on here talking about this? No reputable paper would cover something so minor.. Larger scale events happen every friday night in town centres across the UK... they dont get national attention either, do you think that this event in Germany deserves more coverage because they are immigrants?

      Obviously you (OP) have some axe to grind, you either don't like Muslims and think that every negative action no matter how small should be brought to the attention of the world, or you dont like the the BBC because the coverage that they give doesn't quite fit in with your view point (Your basically looking for something to support the confirmation bias that you get from your current echo chamber of a news source).
      Last edited by Snarf; 27 July 2016, 12:11.

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        Originally posted by vetran View Post
        We already do pay far more than that

        Environmental taxes - Office for National Statistics

        And strangely no one has any choice or they go to jail.

        Now the real problem is that the last few governments have used it as a subsidy to major energy suppliers (free insulation) If they had spent it on Nuclear & decent green generation we would be there by now.




        "These taxes are designed to promote environmentally positive behaviour, reduce damaging effects on the environment and generate revenue that can potentially be used to promote further environmental protection."


        and


        "the primary objective of the tax is to encourage environmentally positive behaviour change"


        It doesn't say the tax is to be used to invest in power generation for the future
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          Ok, Addition to my last comment.

          Holy crap VETRAN.. Ive just looked back over two pages of your posts... Why do you have such a chip on your shoulder about muslims? What happened to you in your childhood that has left you so bitter?

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            Originally posted by Snarf View Post
            Ok, Addition to my last comment.

            Holy crap VETRAN.. Ive just looked back over two pages of your posts... Why do you have such a chip on your shoulder about muslims? What happened to you in your childhood that has left you so bitter?
            I think the point is that there is an enclave of people's who seem to muster under the muslim flag who seem to think they have a right to tell everyone else how to live their lives.

            And if people ignore them they seem to think that violence is an acceptable response.

            That is all really

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              Originally posted by Snarf View Post
              Ok, Addition to my last comment.

              Holy crap VETRAN.. Ive just looked back over two pages of your posts... Why do you have such a chip on your shoulder about muslims? What happened to you in your childhood that has left you so bitter?
              Forget his childhood, he is probably commenting based on what he is seeing these days. Is that a fair answer?

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                Originally posted by Snarf View Post
                Probably because its so minor that its hardly worthy of a local paper?

                I'm not shocked that the Mail covered it.. Basically any news story that casts muslims in a bad light and they are all over it.. Just one of the many reasons that the daily mail is a joke of a paper.

                Frankly I don't understand why there are two pages of comments on here talking about this? No reputable paper would cover something so minor.. Larger scale events happen every friday night in town centres across the UK... they dont get national attention either, do you think that this event in Germany deserves more coverage because they are immigrants?

                Obviously you (OP) have some axe to grind, you either don't like Muslims and think that every negative action no matter how small should be brought to the attention of the world, or you dont like the the BBC because the coverage that they give doesn't quite fit in with your view point (Your basically looking for something to support the confirmation bias that you get from your current echo chamber of a news source).
                yeah a quality paper would never do that.

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                  Originally posted by WTFH View Post
                  "These taxes are designed to promote environmentally positive behaviour, reduce damaging effects on the environment and generate revenue that can potentially be used to promote further environmental protection."


                  and


                  "the primary objective of the tax is to encourage environmentally positive behaviour change"


                  It doesn't say the tax is to be used to invest in power generation for the future

                  Well if they had used it to provide green energy sources then they would have killed two birds with one wind turbine...
                  "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                  I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                    Originally posted by Snarf View Post
                    Ok, Addition to my last comment.

                    Holy crap VETRAN.. Ive just looked back over two pages of your posts... Why do you have such a chip on your shoulder about muslims? What happened to you in your childhood that has left you so bitter?
                    ah attack the man with made up slurs not the facts how very intelligent.

                    crap sockie.
                    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                      Originally posted by vetran View Post
                      Well if they had used it to provide green energy sources then they would have killed two birds with one wind turbine...
                      Which goes back to my earlier point - no short term gain from doing that, so it won't happen
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