We've been on
the M25 of hell for some time. Pick a slip road.
204 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012
Back in the spring i took a morning walk with my mother along a single track road out of Stroud to a little place called The Vatch which is halfway to Slad. I noticed the high verges had been disturbed all along the route until just before The Vatch where a pink tube came out of the earth. These tubes would appear every so often down through the tiny hamlet, made up of early and mid Victorian houses, some of which must be heading into seven figures.
Just the other side, down a damp tree covered part of the lane was a hole in the ground with easily a hundred plus tubes springing out. I thought to myself I must remember to mention this to the other commontards the next time some story pops up here about broadband out in the sticks.
I've heard of the darling buds of may, but the springing fibre cables of April?
The space shuttle never lived up to its promise. It also killed two crews. I watched the Columbia mission launch. I watched them floating in space dòing their thing. I also watched as those in mission control realised something was wrong.
The Soyuz is the safest way to get into space. But it will never be as fun as strapping yourself in to a hypersonic spaceplane and lighting those SRBs. Those who flew them had the ultimate ride of a lifetime.
I voted for Brexit. But I do acknowledge the need to bring people in as needed. However, it should not be used as an excuse to not ensure we train the right people to fill these jobs ourselves. Why can't we recruit and retain the necessary medical staff?
I sould also say I would always prefer 5 highly skilled immigrants over a coach load of so say 'unskilled people.
What they should do, is put a large box on every other street corner which contains a telephone with its own long term UPS which people can use in an emergency. We can paint it red to make it stand out and put CCTV in so anyone vandalising them get a swift caution.
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