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  1. OldBlueLady

    Electric heating systems

    Guys, a bit of help and advice required. I have Economy 7 and night storage heaters which are about 20 years old. They're bulky, discoloured, rubbish during the afternoon and frankly, bloody awful. I know there are electric radiators out there but can't find a great deal of information about...
  2. Cricko

    A Cow based Economics Lesson.

    SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have 2...
  3. DTS

    Question How good was 2011 to you.

    How good was 2011 to you personally on a scale of 1-10. I am talking life here not football. I would give myself a 7. Positives - Moved into new home which we renovated from top to bottom, took and passed all four exams to get a Diploma I need to carry on trading after Dec 2012, Still self...
  4. Tangled up in Blue

    Homelessness set to rise

    http://gu.com/p/3xhbf Can't say I'm suprised.The same sort of thing happened back in the 80's when the economy took a nosedive.
  5. smudgster

    Southend against the cuts

    Before the game against Gillingham i and several others will be handing out fliers advertising a march through southend protesting against the government cuts and the attack on the welfare state. These cuts will affect everybody including SUFC who will be hit by the knock on affect of people...
  6. The Flying Scotsman

    Double Dip coming up?

    So the economy shrank by 0.5% in the last quarter. Another three months without growth and we will be back in recession. Inflation rising, VAT rising, Cuts happening across the board, Interest rates set to rise etc etc etc... Anyone else feeling as depressed about all this? I personally think...
  7. Could Labour really have saved the Economy ?

    http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2011/01/24/the-charge-sheet-against-labour/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+org/lWWh+(Tax+Research+UK+2)&utm_content=Twitter Kensian economic measures failed again ? Or is this a socialist pipe dream ? A swing back to early (though who...
  8. number11

    Victoria Avenue

    I had the 'pleasure' of travelling along here yesterday and, although maybe I was just feeling melancholy at it being the end of the weekend, I was struck by how thoroughly sad and depressing the section nearest town looks. I've known people who have at various times worked at the Heath's...
  9. Tangled up in Blue

    Obama-stimulus package

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/06/obama-mid-terms-campaign-economy I note that good, old fashioned Keynesian style economics is still popular in some parts of the globe.
  10. Tangled up in Blue

    Double dip looms? (Here it comes,here comes the night)

  11. Lord Football

    Food For Thought.

    I've been a bit quiet on here for a while, frankly the whole political arena is depressing. Even so, I've busy doing what I do. I thought I'd share some thoughts.... The Recession The recession was caused, in essence, by the collapse of the banking industry that took a gung-ho approach to...
  12. Mad Cyril

    The packed lunch thread.

    As part of a recent economy drive I have started taking packeed lunches to work. Today my sanwiches made it to 11:14am before I ate them - can anyone beat this. Also, can anyone beat the lack of effort I invested to make them - peanut butter with each slice of bread folded in half - not cut...
  13. Supershrimper

    Articles in Todays Echo - Dated 2/07/2010

    This has been copied word for word from todays echo. The two page spread on pages 8-9. A Lot of it is what we knew already, we up a creak without a paddle, and most probably a raft as well. Taxman Targets Blues…Again (Taken from the Echo, pages 8-9) This time the club owes £200,000...
  14. Cricko

    Southend Council speak out.

    The leader of Southend Council fears for the future of Southend United following fresh revelations about the state of the club's finances. Tory Nigel Holdcroft warned if Fossetts farm doesn't go ahead soon the club could find itself homeless.And he said the Council was powerless to intervene...
  15. CC51DAS

    Breaking News BBC to resurrect High Altitude programme next winter

    BBC Two Programme Policy 2009/2010 Television: Select television statement policy BBC One BBC One Scotland BBC One Wales BBC One NI BBC Two BBC Two Scotland BBC Two Wales BBC Two NI BBC Three BBC Four CBeebies CBBC BBC HD Service remit BBC Two's remit is to be a mixed-genre channel...
  16. adwebb16

    Question Greek Economy

    For those financial bods in the know I heard that the huge bail out of Greece will see the Euro plummet in value. Which could be a good sign for us tourists this summer. Is this correct?
  17. Napster

    Player of the season

    Bowlers: OD - Van Niekerk wins the wicket race with 33, at 11.48 average. Allan has a better average with less wickets. Comparing the economy rate, van Niekerk has a rate of 3.30 to Allan's 4.32. Van Niekerk wins. FC - Van Niekerk has almost double the wickets of Hoult in second place, with 43...
  18. pickledseal

    The Digital Economy Act vs What Artists Earn

    Just come across this article: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/how-much-do-music-artists-earn-online/ Interesting to see how it 'pays' to be independent but equally there is a huge amount of work involved. You can see how artists need to earn from touring and merch to actually just...
  19. Conservative Don't vote for these Twerps

    From their own webiste on how they will look after people who have left teh armed forces "And we will pilot a follow-up telephone service that will track and monitor veterans’ mental health after they leave the Armed Forces, so that those who are deemed at risk can be referred for...
  20. Tangled up in Blue

    Swallowed up-The Observer

    Previous Blog home Debt mountains tower over clubs but football's rulers turn a blind eyeThe Game That Ate Itself. That was the title of Observer Sport's 2004 campaign about English football. So where are we now? Debt is football's issue of the moment, propelled into prominence by the...