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We are the Stupidest Creatures that ever walked the planet!

We are the Stupidest Creatures that ever walked the planet!

Posted on12. Aug, 2010 by .

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The first human-made plastic called Parkesine (later celluloid) was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1855. However it was in the 1950’s that Dupont really pushed the plastic boat out… In roughly 60 years ago, over, one billion tons of plastic have been created from oil, used and discarded, a small insignificant proportion gets recycled… but […]

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We are what we eat! And processed food

We are what we eat! And processed food

Posted on07. Aug, 2010 by .

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You are what you eat; now there is a phrase we have all heard before. The fact is we are just one big organic chemistry set on legs. You put stuff in at the top and the whole system keeps going and the waste material comes out about half way down the chemical plant. This […]

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Water, water everywhere and not a safe drop to drink?

Water, water everywhere and not a safe drop to drink?

Posted on04. Aug, 2010 by .

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People can spend their money how they like, of course, but the idea that bottled water is somehow better than tap water is simply untrue. The truth is, bottled water is not as safe as tap water. PVC plastic can leach chemicals called phthalate, these are banned from use in children’s toys because of the […]

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Save petrol/gas, money and live longer

Save petrol/gas, money and live longer

Posted on03. Aug, 2010 by .

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OK, what can you do to save fuel, money and live longer…. let’s start with the blindingly obvious • Get the car serviced regularly – a vehicle that is in top condition uses less petrol than one whose timing is way off, and the oil is like treacle.. • Inflate the tires to the correct […]

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Wind Turbines – Love them or hate them?

Wind Turbines – Love them or hate them?

Posted on30. Jul, 2010 by .

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You either love them or hate them… Personally I love them, well most of them. For me it’s about suiting the location as well as necessity and they must be where they are for the right reason. The picture below is of part of the 25 turbines in the Mersey Estuary four miles from the […]

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Society is letting down our youth.

Society is letting down our youth.

Posted on30. Jul, 2010 by .

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I started this article on hearing that there are more 17yr old black youths are in Jail than in College in the USA. The phrase ‘that can’t be right’ sprang to mind in two ways. 1. Is that correct?… The answer unfortunately is, yes. And 2. Is that morally acceptable?… The answer for me is, […]

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Climate Change – A long rant!

Climate Change – A long rant!

Posted on20. Jul, 2010 by .

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30 years ago when I was a fresh faced naive graduate I was sitting chatting to my bank manager who was nearing retirement and the conversation turned to the topic of that age … How we were all going to be working a 4day week in the future!.. The BM’s realism and experience quickly cut […]

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The Starfish Story – and the moral is?

The Starfish Story – and the moral is?

Posted on15. Jul, 2010 by .

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At Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Queen star Brian May Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University related the Starfish Story as part of the 15th July 2010 Graduation Ceremony for the Business School. It’s a great story that it deserves a mention While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, […]

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Immortality – Is it achievable?

Immortality – Is it achievable?

Posted on08. Jul, 2010 by .

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OK… I’m not talking about physically living forever, a la Highlander or even living for an incredibly long time, Methuselah or Dorian Grey fall into this category, but more, being remembered after death…. yes, I know they are all fictional characters etc…. I guess what started me off on this line of thought was reading […]

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Windows as Solar Panels- Buildings generating Electricity?

Windows as Solar Panels- Buildings generating Electricity?

Posted on06. Jul, 2010 by .

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This is going to sound really sad, but I was watching an episode an episode of ‘Smallville’ and Lexcorp (or whatever it was called, I wasn’t watching that closely) had a tower building covered in windows that were also Solar Panels… Just how feasible is that I thought? Well I don’t suppose we can do […]

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