Driven to distraction?!? Drivers, Road Use, Driving... and other methods of getting from A to B... a general discussion on where the presumptions of so-called 'experts' are muddle-headed and just plain wrong!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

I received the following from a trusted source...

Subject: FW: Urgent message no joke


Someone is sending out a very cute screensaver of the Budweiser Frogs.

If you download it, you will lose everything! Your hard drive will crash and someone from the Internet will get your screen name and password! DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!

It just went into circulation yesterday. Please distribute this message.This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft. Please share it with everyone that might access the Internet.

Once again, Pass This on Please

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Petrol Prices & how to reduce them!

I received a copy of the following email this morning... PLEASE read and act on the suggestion [it shouldn't inconvenience you too much, if at all] or we shall ALL suffer even more than now.

"Hello, The People of Britain.

The price of oil is as low as it has been for a while, the oil companies have simply jacked their prices up and the government will not do anything as they rake in extra VAT for every increase.

We are hitting 114.9 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying 1.50 a ltr.
Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:

This thought makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT,whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work.

Please read it and join in!

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market place not sellers. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea:

For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP.

If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!!

Now, don't wimp out at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it... ..


Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all.(and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt,all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8days!!! Acting together we can make a difference . If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.


It's easy to make this happen. Just join this group and get all your FB friends to join or forward as an email to everyone in your address book, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e.. boycott BP and Esso

Thanks for taking the time to read this, now if you agree (which 99.99% of car owners do) send the message out to all you know and start boycotting BP and ESSO now."

Friday, 13 March 2009

The Changing Face of Britain

Since my last post, way back in October, you would have thought that things would have improved at least in one way... NO WAY.

Politicians are still totally out of touch with the rest of the population, and with REALITY!

As for the roads - I just wouldn't know where to begin! Repairs are done to bits which don't really need it, and bits in dire need are ignored! No-one listens to the residents concerns. Traffic 'calming' methods are designed - on purpose? - to create the exact opposite effect.

Thirty mph zones are regularly driven at 60 and above... no one ever checks on this... the traffic calming methods are supposed to sort it out!

Where DO we go from here?

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Road use costs!

Even though petrol and diesel prices have gone down a little from their high point it still costs far too much to get from A to B by car!

That is government policy for you!

And they want us to use trains as they are more environmentally friendly, so the obvious thing is to allow ticket prices to escalate [and become amazingly complicated] so that in some cases they are far more than twice the price of an internal flight!

That's life!

Maybe you might be interested in looking at the following offer - it is free - to see if you can make any cash from it... check it out here...

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Just a thought for these hard pressed times!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

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Monday, 1 September 2008

Governed by????

Our government or the EU, which is most responsible?

All these new green taxes are coming on top of the financial crisis and rising food prices - when will they learn? Depressingly I know the answer! NEVER.

They say that there are fewer cars on the roads and that they are driving more slowly... obviously THEY never travel by road!

Youngsters still fly up and down a 30 mph speed limit zone at night at 60 or above still run into the chicanes, uproot the bollards and the street lights... and have cheap road tax because they have small cars... but boy can they fly!

Just one question for the 'experts' how did we manage to burn fossil fuels and cause global warming so many million years ago?

Friday, 15 August 2008

Save money!

Does anyone out there know about Qassia?

You could find a very thought provoking post [admittedly based on American prices, etcetera] by Charlie Pugliese entitled "Save money" and posted on Aug 15, 2008 09:27

His qassia name is 'wordfull' - so if you type ... users wordfull ... into the search box on their home page, then click on 'wordfull' you should come up with the post!

I tried it with my qassia name as follows... users shimmy ... and then clicked on shimmy and eventually came up with my list of qassia posts.