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I'm not trying to bring anyone down but doesn't the issues in London currently feel far too great at the moment?

Ulez zone
Boris' parties
Covid rising
Not enough hospital staff.
Crippling energy prices
Limited jobs
Women being stalked and harassed

I'm sure this isn't just exclusive to the uk...
But these are the current topics on the news this evening...

Heartlander · 80-89, M
Much the same issues as in the US. These shouldn't be crippling issues. Unfortunately, government leadership are all focused on politicians claiming it's all the other party's fault and the news media focusing on the political warfare rather than the issues. It's like watching a football game where the game turns into a physical brawl and it's no longer a football game but a brawl.

Duhhhh .... like watching leftist insist that no one should dare question their scientist. Uhhhh, I thought science was at least partly about questioning what someone else insists is irrefutable :)

Is there anyone who is against snatching FREE energy from the sun and/or wind? Or from any other gift from mother nature? I'd love to replace my electric and gas bills with big solar panels on my roof. And instead of paying $150+ a month to the utility companies, I'd get a ZERO bill from them. And maybe, I could also plug my electric car into my household socket and the same sun would power my automobile, FREE.

So why are politicians squabbling over the so called science of global warming rather than focusing on the promise of FREE energy from the sun, wind and sea? Anyone who has ever watched the sea tide roll in and out can visualize how energy can be captured there, and once the engineers can work out the details, the ongoing equivalent in $$/barrel of oil will drop to zero. As much as an impact that FREE energy can have on us 1st world countries, imagine what an impact that FREE energy could have on third world countries that can bypass the need to buy oil and gas to power their economic growth.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
@4meAndyou The technology for snatching free and sustainable energy from sun, wind and sea isn't a one time project but an evolving technology. Much like the Wright brothers didn't invent a 747 or an Air Bus. The leap from Kitty Hawk to todays's airliners took 100+ years. Same with Henry Ford's Model A Vs today's automobiles. Every iteration brough better, more efficient, etc.

It's the promise of free and sustainable energy, not that it's here yet, except maybe for a very few with very little need. For the rest of us it will probably come, one step at a time. And it's the promise that will keep us crossing our fingers and anxiously waiting and making the transitions. No need for the government to try to force us along. A government program to start shooting horses in 1910 would not have accelerated the switch by people from buggy to automobiles.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Heartlander there is energy in the air that can be harnessed too
Heartlander · 80-89, M

Energy everywhere. One thing that stands out for me as a hybrid fan is the value of recaptured energy when stepping on the brake pedal or just slowing down. It's the old "what goes up will later come down" thing. Step on brake or take the foot off the accelerator and that energy recharges the battery, to be used the next time you accelerate. It's called regenerative braking. After 10 plus years of electric auto vehicles, regenerative braking is now so sophisticated that it goes unnoticed.

The same idea will one day find its way in practically all vehicles of transportation. Like an airliner will consume a disproportionate amount of fuel to take-off and climb to altitude; and later the plane will descend and land, possibly even dragging speed brakes to slow the airplane down; all without recapturing any of the energy as it descends and lands. The same loss of potential energy exists for e-Bikes. E-bikes rolling downhill do so without capturing the energy as it freely rolls downhill, energy that can later be used to help get it back uphill later. Engineers will advance the technology and one day find the ways to recapture the energy with airplanes, bikes, trains, etc ... extending the range and getting us closer and closer to zero-cost energy.
4meAndyou · F
It's far worse in the major cities in the USA. Gangs have taken over, homeless and mentally ill are murdering women, pushing them onto train tracks in the subway, or stabbing and killing them at work.
4meAndyou · F
@Heartlander They say we are right back to those bad old days in NYC.
Slade · 56-60, M
@4meAndyou Moving in that direction
Slade · 56-60, M
@Heartlander I think the Roxy had live sex acts on stage around that time
akindheart · 61-69, F
we have homeless men killing innocent women. one pushed a lady onto the subway tracks. one was stabbed and one was shot.
Slade · 56-60, M
@akindheart Are you in NYC akh?
nacnud · 31-35, M
-Ulez - needed but needs to be better thought through. Making electric transport affordable would be a start.
- Boris will fall (by party gate or something else) Just need a strong opposition if the country goes to an election.
-covid seems to be falling so there is hope
-hospital shortages are for various reasons. Brexit didn't help.
-energy is a big problem. We need to wean ourselves off gas.
-jobs depends on the sector. Most places I know are short staffed.
-On stalkers etc this is terrible it is happening more. Need more visible police and better education at school to identify and address worrying behaviour.
riseofthemachine · 41-45, M
@nacnud I agree completely about the electric transport being more affordable.
What I'm thinking is that the "Elite" are taking over for them to get richer and a normal person then has no chance in life . That's what makes them bitter cause they don't have a chance and I think that's were most crimes comes into play .
It's the whole point of the system cause without that they wouldnt have jobs
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
Something definitely needs to be done about this.
Mellowgirl · 31-35, F
@Stereoguy it's just bullock's... I feel like things are about to implode
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
@Mellowgirl Sadly I agree with you. ☹️
Justmeraeagain · 51-55, F
Don't see how posting this is bringing anyone down?
You can post anything you want.

The world is in a troubling era, I think.
We seem to think character has no meaning and elect people by popular sentiment and I think that is dangerous ad people,many,start to emulate their leaders at times.
This of course is not the whole problem but it doesn't really help things.
Turkr · 36-40, M
argh.. come to sky garden with me, I'll show you another london from top
Emarkx · 26-30, M
Are you from the UK?
Like are you UK breed of human?

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