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Post  Atlas on Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:56 pm

Alternatively of course the government could arrange for the fittings and use the fines from VW and others to pay for it. Staring with all cars in for MoT's and moving on towards all diesel cars in total - a government recall scheme. However - by the time we have finished setting to rights all the things we have discussed on here over the past five years you will find the country is now bankrupt and is likely to remain so for ever and a day. Life is chance. Living is chance. It's a game into which those of us born are given the 'life cards'. We play our hand as we see fit and hope we make all the right decisions to enable us to live out the full expected life span. But we don't always get it right. There is no Utopia, no government that is perfect, no government that can fulfil all the people's wishes, no country or race that has the answer. T'is a lottery' The ticket has been bought for you. Play on.Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Post  cyfrifia on Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:40 pm

Depends where you live. If you're in the green and pleasant alien fresh air, a philosophical 'life's a fixed-odds lottery' Very Happy attitude will do fine. If you live in traffic-polluted pale town or city air that will make you ill/shorten your life, you might want something doing about it.  Cool

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Post  Atlas on Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:29 pm

Yes. You move.


But it has hidden costs.

Fresh air comes at a price.

You live longer with less facilities and opportunities.

Now who wants to make the claim that 'life' isn't a lottery and that the end result is never in one's own hands?
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Post  cyfrifia on Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:33 pm

If people did move out, en masse, from the air polluted towns and cities, into agricultural land, or wherever they could build a wattle and daub hut, society would collapse into medieval style anarchy. But yes, it might be healthier.

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Post  Atlas on Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:50 pm

Indeed. I did. And have never regretted it. However - it certainly wouldn't suit the majority brought up in towns and cities. Surprisingly the majority would become to feel 'lonely' and then 'forgotten' as the rural life insists you lose the 'immediacy' of your previous life. Everything slows down. Becomes tomorrow. What you want and how soon you can actually get it becomes frustrating which is something you either learn to live with or 'move back'. Broadband a typical example - if you can actually get it the chances are it will be slow and take frustratingly forever. This site regularly freezes and sometimes you lose your posts mid-way in, so to speak. Gas - we still don't have it and probably never will. The costs of pipelines was always too expensive. Fuel oils 20% more expensive because of distances and whatever excuse they can come up with. And it goes on -. You can breathe fresh air and probably live longer -. But it has its down side if you want to keep up with the rest of the world. That by the way is done through Facebook etc - if the site doesn't keep freezing.Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink
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Post  cyfrifia on Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:26 pm

Lucky for you most people would rather breathe polluted air and have faster broadband, or you might have a few thousand new neighbours.
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With a wind powered compressor and a long enough tube, you could sell fresh air to the cities.

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Post  Atlas on Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:41 pm

We already supply you with the best crystal clear water in the world and now you want us to give/sell you our wonderfully clean fresh air-. Bog orf. Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz

I've just been up the village to the one and only shop and been ripped orf on everything I purchased. That's another consequence of 'rural' living. If you are coming here - you will need a lot of spare money.

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Post  cyfrifia on Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:31 am

Clean air, clean water, and some remnants of the beautiful natural world, yes, expensive nowadays.

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