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Old 3 Mar 2021, 16:52 (Ref:4038364)   #1231
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I remember reading of a Marathon run in a German ,[ I think ], city , where they closed the whole place down to traffic .
The air pollution monitors on the streets were showing higher levels of CO2 from just the runners than when the normal levels of traffic were there .

So it is not just cows .
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Old 3 Mar 2021, 17:16 (Ref:4038379)   #1232
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Me too! Even the swiss ones. They should have a catalytic converter fitted…
Surely that should be a cattle-lytic convertor?

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Old 3 Mar 2021, 17:20 (Ref:4038380)   #1233
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Surely that should be a cattle-lytic convertor?

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Old 3 Mar 2021, 17:24 (Ref:4038381)   #1234
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Official UK Government data shows that over the last 50 years air quality has improved by 75% . https://www.gov.uk/government/statis...air-pollutants

Possibly a large amount of that is reduction of coal fires . But vehicles have cleaned up by huge amounts so that in most cases the air going into the engine is actually not as clean as the air coming out of the exhaust .



But of course the facts are not convenient for politicians looking for excuses to increase taxes on everybody , and motorists are the easiest target .
Errrrr - surely that proves the point of the pollution reducing measures to date? So why can't we push on further and try to do better rather than sit back and say "look how good we are"?

Just because air quality is 75% better doesn't mean it's "good" these days - it just demonstrates how even more **** it was 50 years ago.

I avoid going to big cities as much as possible, I find them unbearably cluttered, smelly and horrible. Get rid of the infernal combustion engine from cities ASAP!

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Old 3 Mar 2021, 17:52 (Ref:4038386)   #1235
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Surely that should be a cattle-lytic convertor?
Talking about animals you mean cat-lytic convertor?
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Old 3 Mar 2021, 18:07 (Ref:4038396)   #1236
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Old 3 Mar 2021, 18:08 (Ref:4038398)   #1237
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I think he means cat-licked-it converter.
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Old 3 Mar 2021, 18:54 (Ref:4038413)   #1238
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Messieurs, je vous trouve en grande forme, bravissimo! Et merci pour vos sourires.

This reminds me why glycol has been banned from car coolants here. We had a lot of deaths amongst the wild cats population, because they were attracted by the leaks dipping from cooling hoses, under the cars. Seems glycol taste is like sugar. What do I know, I dont lick the leaking hoses I fix them!
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Old 3 Mar 2021, 19:00 (Ref:4038415)   #1239
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This reminds me why glycol has been banned from car coolants here. We had a lot of deaths amongst the wild cats population, because they were attracted by the leaks dipping from cooling hoses, under the cars. Seems glycol taste is like sugar. What do I know, I dont lick the leaking hoses I fix them!

This could be why, a few years ago, there was a problem with some supplies of wine - my memory suggests to me that exporters in Austria were involved - were supplemented with anti-freeze, causing untold harm to consumers.
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This could be why, a few years ago, there was a problem with some supplies of wine - my memory suggests to me that exporters in Austria were involved - were supplemented with anti-freeze, causing untold harm to consumers.
I remember that. Eventually disposed off at an airport to help,de-ice the runway istr (unless an urban myth)!
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Old 3 Mar 2021, 20:14 (Ref:4038450)   #1241
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Captain Mike can answer as to the de-icer. Also called glycol at the airports.
Bad wine in french is said "piquette" parce que ça pique comme son nom l'indique. Traces of vitriol were found in low quality wines when some were supplemented with algerian ones! Buvez moins, buvez mieux!
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Many years ago, my partner and I had friends with whom we spent quite a bit of time socialising with, and with whom we consumed copious amounts wine.

We had a competition to see who could find the cheapest bottle that was actually palatable. We won after my partner and I returned with a couple of bottles of Rioja that we purchased in a Carrefour near Marbella whilst holidaying there. It cost all of 49p a bottle, and it really was quite good, but unfortunately when we returned there a couple of years later, they no longer stocked it.

Our friends had a rather nice timeshare down in Lymington, and every week around Valentine's Day we four would go down there. We were rather embarrassed by the number of empty wine bottles we had to dispose of every day, so we would creep around the neighbouring properties placing a bottle in each of their bins. This is why I became teetotal when I realised just how much I was consuming, and I haven't regretted it, much.
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Old 3 Mar 2021, 22:51 (Ref:4038466)   #1244
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We had a competition to see who could find the cheapest bottle that was actually palatable. We won after my partner and I returned with a couple of bottles of Rioja that we purchased in a Carrefour near Marbella whilst holidaying there. It cost all of 49p a bottle, and it really was quite good, but unfortunately when we returned there a couple of years later, they no longer stocked it.
We have a local Lidl in Garrucha just up the road to us in Spain that sells Conde Noble red wine that sells between 50cents and €1 per Lt ! My mate who posts on here and lives down there permanently drinks it all the time.
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We've had 20km/h speed limit reductions imposed on us temporarily this morning in this area because of a supposed reduction in air quality. This is being blamed on Saharan sand, wood burners & traffic so speed reduction won't make much difference to that lot!

20km/h must be an incredibly inefficient rate of progress for most ICE vehicles.



Still, it's a very clear means of showing how things (mostly people) can be controlled.
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