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by madasafish
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Using rescources faster than nature can replace them.
Replies: 30
Views: 3223

Re: Using rescources faster than nature can replace them.

Bees ARE fascinating, NB.. I could watch them all day - anytime when it's warm. Been fortunate to find N Staffs beekeepers who train a novice very well.. Making another hive in anticipation of more next year - assuming they survive the winter.. Definitely a sustainable pastime :-) And organic as wel...
by madasafish
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Don't say "organic" say "sustainable"
Replies: 18
Views: 2904

Re: Don't say "organic" say "sustainable"

The vast increase in population is the result of far greater longevity, which in turn has come from advances in medicine, I agree, Mike, that is true as a generality. As far as the UK is concerned, however, the recent and projected large increases in population are largely but not solely due to unr...
by madasafish
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Using rescources faster than nature can replace them.
Replies: 30
Views: 3223

Re: Using rescources faster than nature can replace them.

I keep beees: just started this year. One thing beekeeping teaches is to grow bee friendly plants.. I have planted a lot of plants whose names escape me at the moment which I would never do if not interested in bees: and this started several years before I had any bees... Now begonia are bee unfrien...
by madasafish
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Using rescources faster than nature can replace them.
Replies: 30
Views: 3223

Re: Using rescources faster than nature can replace them.

I am writing this on a plastic keyboard made from oil, using electricity made with coal.. How I garden - sustainably or not - is an irrelevance I suggest in the larger scheme of things.. Having said that, I only use natural fertilisers and only soap as a pesticide. As far as only UK plants, the idea...
by madasafish
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: RESCUE
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: RESCUE

Where we are in N Staffs ( 2 miles to S Cheshire), autumn planted potatoes are a no go: frosts and slugs see to that.
by madasafish
Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Your Plans / Ideas for Next Year? What would you change?
Replies: 21
Views: 2774

Re: Your Plans / Ideas for Next Year? What would you change?

"The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley"


So much depends on the weather.. Another winter like last one? Another late spring or not?

Pragmatism rules.

Edit: I am of course quoting from "To a mouse" by some Scots poet whose name escapes me :-)
by madasafish
Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: If you think you've got problems!
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: If you think you've got problems!

Golf is the only game which can make cricket look exciting...

Well almost.
by madasafish
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Modified Superspud
Replies: 39
Views: 4425

Re: Modified Superspud

It is not necessarily a bad idea to argue that an entirely different method of crop breeding might be worthy of initial caution and different safeguards Well as we've been using AI on animals for years, that argument is surely about 50 years too late... And look at how effective the systems are to ...
by madasafish
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Modified Superspud
Replies: 39
Views: 4425

Re: Modified Superspud

If people were serious about GM, they should put into practise what they preach and only eat non GM food. As ALL the bread we eat comes from seed that has been genetically modified over the past 10,000 years, all the milk we drink from cows that have been selectivley bred for millenia and almost eve...
by madasafish
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Do you try to buy local?
Replies: 8
Views: 1777

Re: Do you try to buy local?

Local eggs: ouch size: 71p for 6.

And supermarket prices= £1.40.

Simples..
by madasafish
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Prince of hypocrisy
Replies: 81
Views: 7791

Re: Prince of hypocrisy

Alan I said: "Religions cause more trouble worldwide than anything else, and in many cases it is just used as an excuse by (usually) young men to fight and be nasty to other people. Or in other cases older men use it for power and to control people - particularly to prevent women having any fre...
by madasafish
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Prince of hypocrisy
Replies: 81
Views: 7791

Re: Prince of hypocrisy

Madasafish, It may not be an outright war but I suppose to you, but what we now call ethnic cleansing which has gone on throughput the ages, has nothing to do with religion. I suppose Bosnia, Kosovo, The Cyprus division, the six day war, The Palestine affair, The Gaza Strip affair still going on, a...
by madasafish
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Prince of hypocrisy
Replies: 81
Views: 7791

Re: Prince of hypocrisy

Tongue in cheek? Who? Me? Never. Perish the thought :-) [quote="PLUMPUDDING"] Religions cause more trouble worldwide than anything else, and in many cases it is just used as an excuse by (usually) young men to fight and be nasty to other people. Or in other cases older men use it for power...
by madasafish
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Prince of hypocrisy
Replies: 81
Views: 7791

Re: Prince of hypocrisy

Anyway, if God exists can anyone suggest an answer to "Why does he exist"?

Simple.. We exist. Ergo someone or something created us.. Call it "God"...
by madasafish
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Prince of hypocrisy
Replies: 81
Views: 7791

Re: Prince of hypocrisy

Back on Topic. To suggest the Windsors have their wealth removed by Act of Parliament is of course an impossibility. Some of their wealth belongs to the Office of the Crown and is not theirs but the State's. Some of their wealth is theirs. Any taking of wealth would of course be subject to the Human...

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