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  • Russian meteorite crash: LIVE UPDATES

    There is a story going round that Russia launched a battery of missiles at the asteroid to smash it into smaller bits. However it sounds like that explosion has caused an awful lot of damage anyway. I wonder if they might have been better off leaving it in one piece.

    http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-met...elyabinsk-291/

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    • There are no signs of any missile exhausts in the videos I've seen, so that's what it is..........just a story.
      I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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      • Lib Dem Wealth Tax Crackdown On Heirlooms

        The Liberals want to extend 'Mansion Tax' to property portfolios worth more than £2M. I guess this may affect a large number of Landlordzone members.

        http://news.sky.com/story/1053220/li...n-on-heirlooms

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        • I don't really understand the point of this "mansion tax".
          Especially considering that the current council tax effectively tends to 0 in relative terms for mansions.

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          • The purpose of a mansion tax is simple a windfall to speed up payment of the deficit. its a modern day window tax.

            A review of council tax on a 25 year old system is far more appropriate however there are two main problems- one it puts money into local authority hands who are far more likely to spend it on their own agendas and constituents and two it is more likely to raise CT on working class through middle class, far more than it would on "mansions".


            It also does something else- there are many retirees and economically inactive living in under occupied houses moaning about their pensions etc, and locking up billions of asset value.

            Forcing some to downsize does several things- it puts money back into circulation and that employs people and moves goods and services, and while disruptive, can improve the life of many into smaller affordable homes with more of their funds available for discretionary expenditure...

            And sadly, bailing out their kids and grandkids.

            Besides they are likely to vote Tory or not vote at all. No loss.
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            • Vicky Pryce jury discharged in Huhne speeding points case

              I think the judge really wanted to say that the jurors were too thick to understand.

              http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21516473

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              • Some of the questions asked to the judge by the jury are quite scary, actually:
                In another question, the jury asked if one of them could come to a verdict based on reasons that were not presented in court or supported by the evidence. A third question asked about Ms Pryce's religious convictions, even though this was not a matter in the trial.
                What???

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                • Interesting! It throws up the point that jurors are not schooled in the niceties of the law, 12 men 'good and true' they may be, but take them out of the fields they know and they are struggling to understand. Or maybe they've been nobbled.
                  I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                  • It made me weep for us. The earlier questions show our societies increasing articulacy, but decline in the understanding and use of words. "me human rights to 'ave evreefin simples"

                    When you start asking "what things make them guilty or not" you realise you are dealing with a complete moron, and as for the rest that want "trial by twitter", it's not X factor you blockheads!

                    I'd have put each of them on trial and frankly I am not sure it is in their best interests to put them back on the streets!

                    Rome is definitely burning......
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                    • As usual, nice summary from the Mash:
                      http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/s...-2013022160487

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                      • Originally posted by leaseholdanswers View Post
                        It made me weep for us. The earlier questions show our societies increasing articulacy, but decline in the understanding and use of words. "me human rights to 'ave evreefin simples"

                        When you start asking "what things make them guilty or not" you realise you are dealing with a complete moron, and as for the rest that want "trial by twitter", it's not X factor you blockheads!

                        I'd have put each of them on trial and frankly I am not sure it is in their best interests to put them back on the streets!

                        Rome is definitely burning......
                        But would we want to be tried by 12 jurors just like you, LHA?!
                        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                        • Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                          But would we want to be tried by 12 jurors just like you, LHA?!
                          Well I'd know why I was there, and to consider the case and facts and arguments in evidence "not wot I red on me mobi".

                          Based on my earlier post you ought be more concerned if I was the Judge...

                          " hang'em"

                          But your honour it was only a parking ticket....

                          " it'll teach them not to do it again"
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                          • Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields, researchers discover

                            Plants change their electrical field when they are empty of nectar, so as not to annoy the bees:

                            http://phys.org/news/2013-02-bees-el...al-fields.html

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                            • Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                              Plants change their electrical field when they are empty of nectar, so as not to annoy the bees:

                              http://phys.org/news/2013-02-bees-el...al-fields.html
                              I sincerely hope you don't believe that. While I'm here, why do you bother posting a 2 hour video on some of your posts? do you honestly believe any of us are going to spend 2 hours watching it?
                              I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                              • Originally posted by jta View Post
                                I sincerely hope you don't believe that.
                                Why not? It sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

                                Originally posted by jta View Post
                                While I'm here, why do you bother posting a 2 hour video on some of your posts? do you honestly believe any of us are going to spend 2 hours watching it?
                                There is no compulsion for you to watch any videos.

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