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  1. Good to see that most employers will continue to offer remote working to their employees. Archaic companies that just want to see their staff in the office will end up losing out as staff seek flexible working in other companies.

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      I actually agree. 

      I had previously avoided work from home jobs and the like as i looked upon them as a bit like the self employed jobs you can be offered for full time jobs (i.e. basically trying to get out of sick pay, holidays and pensions) but actually having done it for more than 6 months now, it's hard to imagine any other way. It's just so conveniant and actually you can do almost everything. 

      Paradoxically i am not a fan of online meetings though as opposed to actual work so i could imagine perhaps 4 days at home and then scheduling in person meetings all in one day. 

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  2. In a world full of bull**** politicians and so called leaders, a 90year old David Attenbourgh beats every single one of them on how we should be leading our lives. A true treasure.

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Nobody opposes change, simply the scale of the change and expediency. 

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  3. In a world full of bull**** politicians and so called leaders, a 90year old David Attenbourgh beats every single one of them on how we should be leading our lives. A true treasure.

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      That is OTT Markyo. 

      advocated by some goes beyond simple greenhouse gas reduction and into the realm of impacting the geo-strategic, social, cultural and economic sphere and should be given more concern. 

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  4. In a world full of bull**** politicians and so called leaders, a 90year old David Attenbourgh beats every single one of them on how we should be leading our lives. A true treasure.

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      I do like him albeit he's a tad alarmist and encourages notions which may cause economic and societal damage if done unilaterally by the UK.

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  5. Major Hurricane Delta now category 3.

    Fastest deepening in the Atlantic basin since Wilma 05 (70mph increase in 24 hours).

  6. Probably worth watching the Sky at Night tomorrow night. Rumours of some spectacular news.

  7. 1 Gigabite Broadband from Virgin is rather nice if I don't say so myself ;) (got it installed today) Um.........yeah it's FAST!

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      24mb for me from a 69mb price plan but I cable. 

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  8. 1 Gigabite Broadband from Virgin is rather nice if I don't say so myself ;) (got it installed today) Um.........yeah it's FAST!

  9. This is great news and it can't happen soon enough! Way too many people on this planet polluting and exhausting its resources. 

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    WWW.BBC.CO.UK

    Nearly every country will see their populations fall as the world has fewer babies.

     

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Almost all of Eurasia and the Americas has perfectly sustainable fertility rates. The problem is primarily in Africa.

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  10. This is great news and it can't happen soon enough! Way too many people on this planet polluting and exhausting its resources. 

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    WWW.BBC.CO.UK

    Nearly every country will see their populations fall as the world has fewer babies.

     

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      I suspect it will far less positive than you think given that nominal growth in Muslim and African populations relative to Eurasia and the Americas will only stoke tension given the wealth and cultural divides. Additionally, automation has not yet reached the point where it is more valuable to an economy than labour so countries which age faster are only adding to their future tax burden or a substantial reduction in the burden the state faces in terms of public services. 

       

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  11. What a depressing start to 2020.

    - Threats for WW3

    - Deaths of famous people eg. Kobe Bryant, Caroline Flack

    - Coronavirus outbreaks causing major events to shut down which could soon happen to the UK.

    Hoping a really warm summer and a lot of thunderstorms will make up for this terrible start.

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Where was the WW3 threat? Iran don't have the capacity to do much outside the local region.

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  12. Just been called a Boomer on Twitter  A boomer??.  Thought that was old folk.  Im the cool Generation    Need a lie down in my safe space to get over it   

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Boomer should have known better than to challenge the opinion of my fellow millennial, the very thought of having to defend its intolerant 'progressive' opinion probably triggered it into a mental breakdown. 

      I weep for the future of our country once these people achieve real political power. 

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  13. I'd much rather have a wet winter than a dry anticyclonic one where we just get dull skies all winter!

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      You say that but the winter of 2006 was lovely, sunny and frosty. 

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  14. -7c and raining..sure if this happened in the UK netweather would be on suicide watch!?!

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      27th December 2010 (the front bringing the warm air to end the cold spell) saw the temperature below -1C throughout but torrential rain. I almost cried. 

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  15. All Aldi stores in England will close at 3pm on Sunday if England get to the world cup final

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      No, it's generally a good idea to keep it on Sunday. 

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  16. All Aldi stores in England will close at 3pm on Sunday if England get to the world cup final

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      To be fair it's entirely possible that Federer will steamroll his way to victory with time to spare.

      I imagine they may choose to start at 12 or 1 though instead.

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  17. The Labour woman on QT is seriously annoying. She's like a Momentum stereotype.

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      QT depends who's on it. 

      In this case the answer to every question from her was.. 'trade unions are good, tories are bad, grenfel).

      Liam Fox was good on it (not a guy i normally like much but he's clearly passionate about trade). 

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    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Not a massive shock. They have lost out as gifts have become more electronic in nature (meaning that now face competition from the likes of Curry's for christmas). 

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  18. Prediction for tonight..

    Con: 47

    Lab: 34

    Con majority: 114 (+/- 10)

    Scottish result will be 46-7-4-2 (Lib being 4) for seats.

    Welsh result will be 23-13-3-1 (Plaid being 3) for seats.

    If your looking for shocks i would suggest looking at all 3 Plaid seats, a very good night for 2 party politics could see Plaid with a wipeout (currently have Plaid just hanging on in all 3).

    For the Libs look for Lamb, the London guy and the southport guy to lose their seats and for them to take 3 seats from the SNP. 

    Conservatives: 382 (+51)
    Labour: 188 (-44)
    Liberal Democrats: 9 (-)
    SNP: 46 (-10)
    UKIP: 0 (-)
    Greens: 1 (-)

    *Not permitted to currently post in politics section so will only reply to this here. 

    Incidently i enjoyed the mild windy weather today while walking to the polling station. 

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Exit poll suggest only a 1-2% Tory lead although first results suggest not. I tend not to doubt the exit poll though so wary right now. 

      Exit poll was almost right in 2015, last time it was properly wrong was 92.

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  19. I am really sorry to hear you have decided to suspend the serious discussion forum. As a avid user and poster I feel it should be re-instated and those not treating the discussion with respect should be removed. The few many should not suffer for the many. As for forum and its use, yes its primarily for weather related matters, but it has grown to be much more.

    Please reinstate this forum discussion.

    Thank you

    Clive       

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      I mainly stuck to the main politics thread and one or two others so honestly had no idea things were in anyway bad .

      I will say that the forum at large does not have much footfall during the summer outside of extreme events so this probably just means less visits for less time.

       

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  20. Some of the model outputs this morning for TS Joaquin are a little worrying for NY and surrounding areas, luckily still a while for this to change

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Aye, looks fantastic from a neutral point of view.

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  21. Hearing lots of talk this morning that this El Nino is likely to beat the 97/98 El Nino...Is there actually any truth to that?

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      I thought Nino was the reason for the huge MJO phases in March and July.

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  22. Hearing lots of talk this morning that this El Nino is likely to beat the 97/98 El Nino...Is there actually any truth to that?

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Not unless there's another MJO event (not currently forecast). Region 1.2 has started to cool.

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  23. Everybody turn to Eurosport - Murray crashing out of the US Open. 2 sets down!

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      I'd not say i was that premature. Players down 2 sets in the second round are usually in trouble.

      My conclusions about the weather are normally correct. People whine because i don't give them the frosting first.

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