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by Nimrod103
September 18th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Another plant identification request.
Replies: 25
Views: 361

Re: Another plant identification request.

I'm not keen on Dandelions which spreads seeds into the borders and cultivated areas, and make deep tap rooted plants which are difficult to completely eradicate. I have a largish area of long grass where the local meadow weeds are established - mainly Cat's Ears, Plantain, Trefoil and Knapweed. Cat...
by Nimrod103
September 18th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover speaks out
Replies: 56
Views: 989

Re: Jaguar Land Rover speaks out

Yesterday I visited another discussion board I frequent, and a thread was starting on JLR. I won't quote the entire comment from one of the posters because it was too long - just the last few sentences: RS: I have deleted the quoted section since we have no idea whether you have permission from the...
by Nimrod103
September 18th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover speaks out
Replies: 56
Views: 989

Re: Jaguar Land Rover speaks out

Yesterday I visited another discussion board I frequent, and a thread was starting on JLR. I won't quote the entire comment from one of the posters because it was too long - just the last few sentences: RS: I have deleted the quoted section since we have no idea whether you have permission from the ...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Another plant identification request.
Replies: 25
Views: 361

Re: Another plant identification request.

.. a mixed colony of the two might look quite nice... I'm all for bio diversity and wildlife friendly planting, but in a small garden it has to be aesthetically pleasing too. Field garlic doesn't make the grade IMHO. Foxglove, field poppy, verbascum, honesty and purple toadflax all do - their seed ...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover speaks out
Replies: 56
Views: 989

Re: Jaguar Land Rover speaks out

Wasn't Jaguar LR outed in a recent survey as one of the most unreliable cars on the roads? Not much has really changed since Tata took control. Also the Govt has been destroying the case to buy diesel cars for a couple of years now. IMV cars are lasting longer and longer. The youngest in my househol...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

How difficult is this? You admit its a possibility, so it is a prediction with a probability which should have been mentioned. The fact that it was Carney's prediction is in the headline in today's DT (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/09/14/pound-shrugs-carney-no-deal-brexit-warning-stay-c...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

In this case, it's merely a random guess! Indeed, it's a meaningless random guess too. :) What does a probability of 0.1% mean? 0.1% chance of WW3 by the end of the week? By the end of the year? In the next 25 years? The next 100 years? When expressed as 0.1% chance of something happening , a times...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

In this case, it's merely a random guess! Indeed, it's a meaningless random guess too. :) What does a probability of 0.1% mean? 0.1% chance of WW3 by the end of the week? By the end of the year? In the next 25 years? The next 100 years? When expressed as 0.1% chance of something happening , a times...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

Yes it is a forecast but with a very small probability attached. Say 0.1%. So there is a 99.9% probability a 3rd WW will not break out. Personally I would put the probability of it happening is higher, depending on the definition of WW. It is the whole reasoning behind the BoE's beloved fan charts....
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: Are voluntary NI contributions a no-brainer?
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: Are voluntary NI contributions a no-brainer?

Have I got that right? That is my interpretation, and on my advice, my wife has topped hers up. In her case most of her years have come by means of entitlement to child allowance*, but still fell short of the 35 years now required. *One of the unintended consequences of withdrawing child benefit fr...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

Let's go to the Cambridge English DIctionary definition of Scenario: a description of possible actions or events in the future https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/scenario There are several possible scenarios. a horrific/nightmare scenario such as a Third World War See also worst-ca...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

Let's go to the Cambridge English DIctionary definition of Scenario: a description of possible actions or events in the future https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/scenario There are several possible scenarios. a horrific/nightmare scenario such as a Third World War See also worst-cas...
by Nimrod103
September 17th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

It’s the media that’s responsible for twisting words like ‘could’ into ‘would’, is that to add fuel to the Project Fear theory, or just bad reporting? We don't know what Carney's actual words were because these comments have found their way into the public domain indirectly. Bit like the lobby syst...
by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Gove: Chequers could be changed after brexit
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Gove: Chequers could be changed after brexit

I am sure Gove is correct, in that future governments cannot be bound by prior agreements. In practise I think future Govts will really try to avoid going anywhere near revising relations with the EU because it could reopen old wounds. However, it is possible to imagine a scenario where it becomes ...
by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

It’s the media that’s responsible for twisting words like ‘could’ into ‘would’, is that to add fuel to the Project Fear theory, or just bad reporting? We don't know what Carney's actual words were because these comments have found their way into the public domain indirectly. Bit like the lobby syst...
by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Gove: Chequers could be changed after brexit
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Gove: Chequers could be changed after brexit

I am sure Gove is correct, in that future governments cannot be bound by prior agreements. In practise I think future Govts will really try to avoid going anywhere near revising relations with the EU because it could reopen old wounds. However, it is possible to imagine a scenario where it becomes b...
by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

Carney has been anything but clear. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/09/14/carneys-brexit-house-price-tumble-play-cabinet-met/ But his choice of words, even here, is open to interpretation. Is he saying that the house price crash is unlikely or that a no-deal Brexit is unlikely? And were t...
by Nimrod103
September 14th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

Carney has been anything but clear. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/09/14/carneys-brexit-house-price-tumble-play-cabinet-met/ But his choice of words, even here, is open to interpretation. Is he saying that the house price crash is unlikely or that a no-deal Brexit is unlikely? And were th...
by Nimrod103
September 14th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 64
Views: 993

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

It's quite simple. What does the headline of the article say? The headline is Carney warns no-deal could see house prices plunge Note the lack of the word "forecast". Also note the use of "could", not "would". As you read the article to find out more (as the headline i...
by Nimrod103
September 12th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Joan Ryan - Labour MP
Replies: 67
Views: 1162

Re: Joan Ryan - Labour MP

I'm not sure how we got here from Joan Ryan but I think it is time the thread was renamed... Actually, I thought the progression of the thread was quite logical. How electable is Corbyn, and are his policies popular? Well, all of his ideas are crackpot, but he has got traction on the subject of...

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