mutt

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  • It’s discriminatory if there is a single point where the price changes.

    Don’t forget that most shops work on a markup. So even if the material costs are a small element, those costs are at source and everything gets a %age added, not a fixed amount.

    Transport costs? If you can get 20 size 8 dresses in a box but only 10 size 16 dresses jna box…[Read more]

  • Might be worth looking for something you can add additional ram yourself, I did this with my old sony Viao, and a couple of Mac’s not as hard as you might think and much cheaper than buying it in place, made a big difference to my Mac, when from 4GB up to 16.

  • That’s one reason why the government are slowly raising the lowest tax band. Someone on minimum wage working 37 hours a week really shouldn’t be paying any tax. It must cost more to administer and collect than it raises.

    Makes more sense to increase the basic rate by 1p and raise the lower threshold. Most people will still pay the same by the…[Read more]

  • mutt posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Would be a good phd study. Cost of subsidizing leisure centers more, building better cycle lanes, versus estimated cost of diabetes etc.. over the next 50 years.

    • I think we both have a very good idea how the sums would add up.

      I am aware that just building facilities is not enough in itself. They have to be well managed / marketed and you somehow have to reach a critical mass, but it is depressing how un-joined up the UK is. There are a lot of brand new schools in the UK from the Blair era. How many of…[Read more]

    • One little snippet.

      In wales, council spending on sports/recreation was cut from £40 a person in 2010 to £26 a person in 2017.

      Current diabetes spending in Wales is estimated at around £500m (or £170 a person)

  • mutt posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think Britain needs some exercise more than it needs to diet, there are also other benefits to exercise that simply eating less won’t give you.

    • Well I agree with you, but that could lead to awkward questions. The squeeze on council spending means that discretionary services like sports facilities and parks have been hit harder by austerity than pretty much anything else.

      • Not to mention the steady loss of school playing fields over the past couple of decades. There’s so much which needs to change in this country.

      • Would be a good phd study. Cost of subsidizing leisure centers more, building better cycle lanes, versus estimated cost of diabetes etc.. over the next 50 years.

        • I think we both have a very good idea how the sums would add up.

          I am aware that just building facilities is not enough in itself. They have to be well managed / marketed and you somehow have to reach a critical mass, but it is depressing how un-joined up the UK is. There are a lot of brand new schools in the UK from the Blair era. How many of…[Read more]

        • One little snippet.

          In wales, council spending on sports/recreation was cut from £40 a person in 2010 to £26 a person in 2017.

          Current diabetes spending in Wales is estimated at around £500m (or £170 a person)

  • mutt posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Hmm, they are the 3 I’d recommend.

    In europe most of the wheat beer breweries will do a low alcohol version now. Most are pretty decent but hard to get here (think I’ve seen franziskaner)

    • ted replied 3 months ago

      There are now several websites that will import at low cost if you are buying at least 12 bottles.

  • mutt posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Ah! That looks very likely.

    Thanks

    The Industrial South East! It seems to have peaked during the Napoleonic Wars when the heavily wooded areas we know today were completely stripped of trees to provide timber for shipbuilding, and charcoal for the furnaces that smelted the iron used in ships, gun and weapon manufacture. Some of Turner’s…[Read more]

  • mutt posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    In my area of Sussex there was a long history of iron extraction, and also marl dating right back to the Roman times and up to the Industrial Revolution. There is lots of evidence of these old pits and workings in the woods where they have not been disturbed by agriculture. This history is reflected in many place names particularly Marl Pit Woods,…[Read more]

  • mutt posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Good post.

    I would also point out to the OP, who seems like a good guy and did the right thing, that people who feel they might have almost been killed (regardless of who might be to blame) are often a little shaken up and might not behave as you want them to.

    Well done for stopping to check on them and showing your concern though. I am sure…[Read more]

  • mutt posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    A few other thoughts.

    Hang a bird feeder over the drive. Where birds will poop on the car.

    dump soil etc infront of car. When owner turns up apologise profusely for the error your gardener made. Hand them a shovel explaining that you have a bad back.

    Carefully remove the wing mirrors from your car and report them stolen to the police (do this…[Read more]

  • mutt replied to the topic Continuing headache in the forum Health 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Eye test is my first thought, when I’ve had persistent headaches I’ve needed new glasses.

    Hope it’s nothing serious.

    Oh and 1st January, she didn’t give up coffee as a New Years resolution did she? The headaches from that are terrible, but I don’t think they last this long.

  • mutt replied to the topic Non jobs in the forum General Chat 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thats the rather simple and childish view I had when I was 16 – Do you really believe that society should value a slum landlord in the same way it values a heart surgeon?

    @cam sounds to me like you have already internalised the view that manual/low skill is less valuable than the intellectual. Why add the subriquet ‘slum’ to the low skilled and…[Read more]