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So, in one of its hopefully dying breaths, this twitching corpse of a government has passed a law enabling dirty energy companies to burrow anywhere they like in the hopes of eeking out the last of the carbon from beneath our feet.
Changing the law is grossly unfair to those committed to limiting the damage we are doing to the planet.
Solar and wind farm projects still suffer shortsighted nimbyism when it comes to planning applications. Renewable energy projects are disrupted by people who consider that the views from their houses are more important than preventing environmental disaster.
Complaints of noise form wind farms I see as easily dismissible in many cases. It would be a simple matter to use scientific instruments to determine at what distance a windmill produces noise considered to be a disturbance.
This distance, once calculated, could be used to dismiss any planning process centred on noise, when originating from a complainant whose house is located beyond that distance. "Views being spoiled" is subjective and of far less importance. Indeed this seems similar to the change regarding fracking, as any objections will be dismissed as the operation is "for the economic good of the nation". 
No proposed windmill development should be opposable for this reason alone.
Changing national planning laws to accommodate these amendments would be something I could support. We should literally be putting up windmills and solar panels wherever possible. Technological solutions regarding excess power storage and fluctuation can and will be solved. Such a bill would put renewable energy on a par with this trespass law change as just passed.
If we are to ease the process for carbon energy firms then we must do likewise for clean energy.
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Just a bunch of tracks I'm playing to death at present. I have no idea how they might be categorised or 'tagged' to use the current vernacular.
This is my current playing-it-to-death playlist beginning August 2014
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I made this! (da-da-da-da--dadadadadadaaaaa-da)
Sample of the new pre-show reel for the local film club.
 
A sample of our new pre-show reel which premières on Monday night. We'll also be showing a trailer for our next movie. Contact us if you are interested in screen advertising.
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It's about time we dropped the plural 's' from everything. I can't think of a single instance where it's needed.
We all know whether we're talking about a sheep or many sheep, a single fish or a school of them because of the words that surround the noun, collective or otherwise. And it works for any noun. Look at that pig or those pig, that cat or those cat, this pencil or those pencil in their case. The 's' gives us no more information.
When we go to the barbers we get our hairs cut but manage to bridge any ambiguity when the s is dropped by convention. I wonder how much ink we'd save as a consequence. 
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It's Chris's (or James's, or whatever) thing, which is why people are complaining - they're right. It's the bankers' bonuses, though - only plurals' possessives get the dangling apostrophe, not singular nouns or names that simply end with an s.

However, "DVD's" or "DVDs" are both correct, but "DVDS" is definitely wrong.

There are languages which don't have the inflection for a numeric declension. I believe Chinese is one such - it's a highly uninflected language, so give cue about tense, number, and thing by context of speaker and order of word.

English isn't built like that; we have a relatively weakly inflected language, but we still have tense (quite a rich variety, though almost entirely built from a handful of conjugations), and numeric declension. We can, by deliberate effort, avoid declension, but I'd note that in the original post, despite Lee's best efforts, a few plurals and words inflected numerically (we, us, their) crept in. Lee could have avoided much of that by using "one", but that feels rather awkward to most people, unless you happen to be the Queen.

Worse are the plurals which don't take an 's' - two feet are a very different thing to two foot, for example.

Other languages are very heavily inflected - I've an odd feeling that Russian has 1, 2, and Many forms, for instance, and Basque seems to require that every speaker include the life story of their entire family in the verb endings.
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One for you +Ben Greenwood
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I promise I'm not trolling. This is a genuine question to which I simply don't know the answer.

What's the point of all this Lycra/Spandex?

I can only think of 4 potential reasons for wearing it.
a) To prevent chafing
b) To keep warm
c) To go faster
d) To show everyone your impressive figure

Now, elite athletes unarguably wear it for reason c, because at that level every micro-second of advantage counts, but I have a hard time understanding why anybody else wants to run around the streets or cycle with their gonads on full display.

I've been running for over 5 years now and despite wearing the odd piece of spandex underneath my joggers or loose shorts to prevent chafing or as an extra layer of protection against the cold, I've never felt it necessary to run in my underwear.

As I see it, unless you're in a competitive event, there's no reason to have every curve and crease of your body clad tightly for the world to see.

Did I miss a meeting? What's the point if you're not breaking records?
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What'ts the need of showing off the contours of your private parts? None. Fitness level is irrelevant.
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Dear +Spotify
Your music discovery algorithms are generally awful. I'm not suggesting anybody else's are any better - I have to trawl through a lot of stuff that doesn't hold my interest in order to locate the odd nugget of brilliance that triggers that little pleasure centre in my brain, but you really need to offer some ability to fine-tune things.
The Discover tab: "You listened to X so you might like Y"
That's meaningless. I may well have listened to X, but did I star it? Did I add it to my library? Did I buy it? You have access to all that data. If the answer to all three is "no" then it's a fair bet that I didn't particularly like X so chances are I have little interest in listening to Y.
If you're unable to make that rather obvious assumption then at least add a button that lets me say "nope" to your suggestions.
My 7-month old loves me singing along to "Shaddap-a-you-face" to cheer her up. That does not mean that I now want to listen to Limahl, ABC, The Communards, Bananarama or Jennifer Rush. Can I just put a cross through Joe Dolce being one of my main musical influences? Because, for music discovery, your app sucks.
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TTIP is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It's a deal being discussed in secret, between the US and EU, and although it's quite a complicated subject, it boils down to private enterprise being able to sue governments, should they implement laws which adversely affect their profits.

Just think about that for a moment.
Already tobacco companies are suing the Austrian government over lost profits because of plain packaging. Private companies and suing governments! In the pursuit of nothing more than profit.

Just think about that again. Private fucking companies are telling our useless shower of shite government what to fucking do. And if they don't do as the fucking parasitic sacks of shite demand, they can sue them, up to, and over, the value of the money they stand to lose by the spineless sacks of shit actually standing up to them.

And our piece of shit government is complicit in this. The bastards.
38 degrees have had mixed success in their campains. I've supported a few and they made little or no difference. But occasionally, they raise public awareness enough to make our political elite to at least recognise that they can't be right about everything all the time.

http://rosalux.gr/sites/default/files/publications/ttip_web.pdf
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/contribute/TTIP-ad-donate#petition
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I presume the relentless tide of utter bullshit propaganda coming from +David Cameron n of late is reducing his follower count by the hour.
uncircles the shiny faced über-Thatcherite arse
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Bahahahahaha! Awesome TwentyTwelve/W1A social media marketing bellendery parody...oh, wait. What?
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Currently wishing I had bought in to TSLA back when I intended to when it was $16 a share.
And that I'd bought more than a few hundred quids worth when it was $139
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+David Cameron invited me to check on his fancy website to see how much less income tax I'm paying because of policies he's taking credit for (making the first £10k of earnings tax free). Despite this being a Lib Dem policy it's also a swizz.
His website says that the Tories will be increasing the personal tax allowance to £10k but they haven't yet. After disclosing my annual salary (which I had to guess at since it's been stagnant for a number of years) the website tells me how much tax I have saved (which isn't quite the same thing). Interestingly, Dave's website only let me choose values between £10k and £50k per year.

So I found a website called http://www.uktaxcalculators.co.uk/
It simply tells you how much more/less tax you pay this year compared to 2012. Easy.

I tried different annual amounts to see how much, as a percentage, different levels of earners could expect to see their tax bills reduced by.

Alarmingly, it's people earning over £200k that gain the most from +David Cameron 's tax ruse. But his fancy website wouldn't let me find that out, since it's limited to £50k/year salaries.

More alarmingly, the percentage tax reduction dramatically increases beyond £200k. Someone earning £400k doesn't simply save twice the amount (the same as a percentage of earnings). At £200k the tax saving is about £2k. Someone earning £400k has a massive £12k reduction in their tax bill. 

When presented as a percentage of income, Dave's tax reductions benefit those at the bottom the least, and those at the top, much, much more. #wereallinthistogether  ?
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    Technical Graphics, 2013
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Northolt - Crewe - Swansea
This place DOES NOT EXIST! There are NO ANIMALS. There is NO FARM. By all accounts it was a shoddy operation with a few mistreated farm animals that were taken away by an animal welfare organisation. If you're reading this at the roadside while you try to find the place, go over the A49 to Davenports Farm Shop and Tea Rooms. They have alpacas, donkeys, sheep, chickens, ducks and other animals. And an amazing array of teas and incredible cakes. Your journey won't have been completely in vain.
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Public - 10 months ago
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We've eaten in a couple of times, but mostly get takeaway. Despite no longer living in Crewe, we still get takeaway delivered to Nantwich from here. It's worth the extra delivery cost, and only 15 minutes down the road so everything's still nice and hot.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place closed down over a year ago. Shame as the pizzas were good. Just a terrible location.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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A welcome addition to the town which will hopefully keep all the competition on their toes for the benefit of everyone who likes decent Italian food. We went the other night, and found the owner and staff very welcoming. The food was of a reasonably high standard. I'd recommend the goats cheese and mango chutney bruschetta. We'll definitely be returning soon. The restaurant hasn't begun to advertise yet as they have literally just opened their doors and are working out any teething issues which may arise, so beat this in mind.
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Why is there no option to rate the food here? If there was, it would be a 0.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
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