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Britain facing blackouts for first time since 1970s

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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a few hours with no power dont bother me. you will actually save a few pennies...

[edit on 2-9-2009 by MR BOB]




posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by MR BOB
a few hours with no power dont bother me. you will actually save a few pennies...



My thoughts exactly. I remember the power cuts in the 70s, it was great. We had oil lamps, the Victorian brass kind with the big glass 'bulb', normally only of ornamental use, and loads of candles. Just another reason why the 70s was the best time ever to be a kid.

With a more responsible head, heating is a bit of a concern. Most central heating systems are electrically dependent. Mine is, and I have no other form of heating. We had an old parafin heater back in the day, wouldn't fancy going there though, they can, if not properly tuned, produce profuse amounts of black soot. Besides, it's probably not even legal to stand within 3 metres of one in the Health and Safety age.

Might be worth investing in some thermals. Layers.

Which makes me think, could lead to a baby boom.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:17 PM
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excatly, anyways everyone can just gather around the gas hob



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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Maybe a few blackouts could just be what the world needs today


No telly, no puters, no lights, cozy cuddeling up around a fire all togheter.




posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:16 PM
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Bring it on!!!!

The majority of this country need to be taken out of their comfort zone and wake up from their big screen tv, designer clothes and reality tv induced coma.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:32 PM
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Hmm only one hour? This will be an improvement for me. I've had a couple of powercuts this year exceeding 12 hours already. The last one was over 24 hours before they sent somebody out to deal with it.

BTW this is EDF if anyone is looking for a supplier to avoid.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:53 AM
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If you are accusing me of being a Scargyle sympethiser, then you sir are very wrong in your assumption, I had more sympathy for the Miners, Steelworkers, Trainworkers, whom lost thier jobs, which thatchr caused.

If you want to discuss Thatchers reign as PM, why not start up a separate thread, I for one would be more than happy to discuss her impacton the UK, as a whole.




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