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Talk / Sorry not been on for a while
« Last post by bub1 on 17 Feb 2020 09:47PM »
Hi everyone
I havenít been on here for ages
So much has happened since I last visited and I gave a lot of posts to read.
Well to start last year I got diagnosed with Parkinsonís. This was on top of my other illnesses.
It still hasnít really sunk in yet properly but once the diagnosis was made things did move pretty quick. I will go into that another day as very long.
I got my Esa award again until next year this runs out the same time as my blue badge.
I also came up against a lot of hostility against me for being disabled in shops and at an event I attended I will do separate post for that.
I hope everyone is as well as can be and look forward to conversing with you all again
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News and Current Affairs. / Re: I wonder if....
« Last post by JLR2 on 17 Feb 2020 09:33PM »
Kizzy, I certainly wouldn't fancy standing in a puddle whilst trying to hook up my car to a charging point or trying to do it in heavy rain >yikes<
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News and Current Affairs. / Re: I wonder if....
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 17 Feb 2020 09:24PM »
Well, at least some designer has thought ahead there!  Perhaps an equally bright mind can be put to work regarding the charging point issue..
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Cafe / Re: It's wet out there.
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 17 Feb 2020 09:21PM »
He does, doesn't he! (Or she..)

Somerset's pretty soggy too, the odd road flooded but nothing like what some poor souls have had to put up with, losing their homes and possessions  :-(  May we all have a break from these wretched storms soon!
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 17 Feb 2020 09:17PM »
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.. we can start bring business together + find alternatives to competition so there is no winner or loser

That's an interesting thought - how do you think it might work?
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News and Current Affairs. / Re: I wonder if....
« Last post by JLR2 on 17 Feb 2020 08:46PM »
I've just done a wee bit of googling what happens to electric cars when flooding and it seems that the way in which they are designed takes into account the subject of flooding. Apparently these vehicles have very well sealed electrics but just as happens in the main with petrol or diesel cars they tend to be written off by insurers if flooded.
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News and Current Affairs. / I wonder if....
« Last post by JLR2 on 17 Feb 2020 08:20PM »
Earlier as I was watching the news on channel 4 about the flooding I noticed the piece of interviewing with a Tory MP a thought crossed my wee mind.

For all the reporting and commentary about this particularly bad spell of flooding with many references being made to how much of it could be laid at the door of climate change I wonder if it has crossed the minds of either manufacturers of electric vehicles or the government that were we ever to see, as the government intends, the manufacture of petrol and diesel vehicles/cars ended (2035 being I think one of the dates mentioned recently) and future car sales being electric only the charging infrastructure required will have to be in place but in what place will these charging points be put?

How often have we watched news reports regarding electric vehicles with background pictures of cars being charged by the side of some road somewhere with the cable hooked up to some nearby charging station? Just how in the name of the wee man is anyone going to charge their electric car when it's submerged up to its bonnet by a flooding river? 

This also brings to my mind the question about how reliable future solely battery powered cars will be when subjected to the levels of flooding we are witnessing now?

Would the batteries of todays electric powered cars still work having been completely submerged as result of a flooding? It is one thing to provide splash protection for an electric car being driven down say a main road in heavy rain but quite another, I would have thought to completely submerge the battery with its electrical connections to the drive system.

Maybe I'm just daft and the designers of solely electrically powered cars have thought of this and have an answer but if I'm no maybe so daft they'd better get their thinking caps on.
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on 17 Feb 2020 07:44PM »
Hello Kizzy Kaz

If we are encouraging married couple's together including mixed race's we can start bring business together + find alternatives to competition so there is no winner or loser as human's are much more important than any amount of money
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Cafe / Re: It's wet out there.
« Last post by auntieCtheM on 17 Feb 2020 07:10PM »
Doggie looks as though it is having a good time though.
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Cafe / Re: It's wet out there.
« Last post by Frances on 17 Feb 2020 03:41PM »
River very high here in Monmouth Highest on Record so a far quite a lot of flooding,
Lots of roads closed.
 We are lucky we are on a hill here,
Not sure if grocery will get here tomorrow though.   >crying<
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