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The Environment

On 12 Jan 2008 at 5:40pm Of the opinion wrote:
Firstly, has anyone noticed the regular crop spraying in the fields over the otherside of the A27. With the wind in the right direction any pesticide particles will blow straight over Lewes and be inhaled by us all. Secondly, with the bridge being built on the A27, this has caused a slowing down of traffic emmitting greater exhaust fumes. Thirdly, there are plans to build an incinerator to burn rubbish due to the shortfall of landfill sites by Newhaven. When burning takes place at a certain high temperature a chemical called dioxin is produced. This chemical is one of the deadliest around. Alledgedly, The incinerator will burn either above or below the temperature that creates dioxins. However, I am not sure that this is totally reliable. And last but not least, on bonfire night the dust particles in the atmosphere are raised by over 800%. Could this all contribute to serious health hazards such as lung cancer? What does everyone think to these environmental issues.
On 12 Jan 2008 at 6:10pm FA wrote:
As long as I can sit in front of my 42 inch plasma, eating pizzas and drinking Nelsons I don't give a monkeys. Get I life (unlike me), muppet.
On 12 Jan 2008 at 6:18pm The real FA wrote:
Again...not me posting above
On 12 Jan 2008 at 6:37pm Sean Bush wrote:
Are you a school teacher?
On 12 Jan 2008 at 9:27pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
What are they growing on the other side of the A27 and what are they spraying?
I'd say that since the new bit of bridge was opened about a month ago, that the traffic now moves much faster on the A27.
Incineration? Now there's a sensitive subject.
Although the pro's and con's of the contentious incinerator have been well debated, there appears to be little debate regarding the spread of disease from landfill sites. Landfill attracts vermin (who spread disease) and leaches into underground water supplies (contaminating water supplies and spreading much further afield). Look at Southerham - lots of rubbish blows up the valley from Newhaven and is frequently caught in the trees there.
Most people are dead against the incinerator idea, but I'm not! I have never liked the idea of raw sewage (babies' nappies) in landfill sites and would prefer it to be incinerated at a high temperature. However, I'm not happy about the cunning plan for B&H to transport their rubbish into our district - they should be responsible for their own.
Bonfire - you are on very shaky ground! 8 times more air pollution on one evening each year is negligible - generally we have better air quality on the other 365 days than many other persons in the country. Also, as the town is closed to traffic, there must be a significant decrease in toxins from car exhausts on the 5th which may counterbalance the "dust" particles.
In balance, the benefit of Bonfire in promoting comradery and mental well being far outweighs any negative impact.
On 12 Jan 2008 at 10:50pm Of the opinion wrote:
hmmmm a good lively debate!
Bonfire -The smoke from fireworks consists mainly of fine toxic dusts that easily enter the lungs representing a real threat for people with asthma and lung disease. Firework displays represents approximately 25 tons of sky borne lead pollution, which contaminate water, contribute to acid rain, have numerous carcinogenic compounds, have radioactive fallout, and heavy metal fallout. This can contribute to further diseases such as affecting unborn babies and small children, replacing calcium in the body affecting osteoporosis and causing cancer. Yes I agree with you Spinster, I suppose it is worth it for a good night out?
Incineration - Yuk I had not considered the effects of vermin contaminating the underground water supplies. It is a good job that we have Southern Water to decontaminate our water supplies.
Spraying- I am not cure what crops they are growing. Does anyone know?
On 14 Jan 2008 at 12:39pm Taff wrote:
Does it matter what the crops are? Spraying has been going on for years around here. As we all seem to happily purchase and consume foodstuffs that contain ingredients disguised with E references and others and not knowing what they have been sprayed with for protection as well as growth enhancement what message are we sending out as consumers? If you do not question your own personal stance first you dont need to complain about others.
On 15 Jan 2008 at 11:17am Geoff wrote:
You could only eat organic foodstuffs and healthily fed and extremely well looked after farm animals and birds, if you can afford to eat this way of course. As most of us canno't, then I'll continue buying the chemically sprayed and caged chicken products etc. Not to mention drinking tap water instead of the so called healthy bottled stuff.
Halve the population, prices will come down and we can eat as healthy as we like.
On 15 Jan 2008 at 11:27am FA wrote:
Are you and your family going to put themselves forward to be eradicated in this "halve the population" purge.
We have a bloke at work who's constantly banging on about how over populated the world and UK is. He rekons neutron bombs are the answer as they kill people and leave infrastructure intact. When i offered him a very large knife to slit his wrists and "practice what he preaches"....strangely he declined.
Bloody hypocrite
On 15 Jan 2008 at 12:27pm Taff wrote:
Well now, the local Downs are crammed with rabbits. raised naturally, no hormones and no antibiotics. Perhaps a little chemical content due to crop spray fallout etc. Lovely grub.
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hear you say.........learn new skills like skinning and gutting?.........NEVER! Eat Brighteyes!
I am sure if you spoke to your local land lessees they would approve so you wouldnt need to poach.
On 15 Jan 2008 at 3:56pm Geoff wrote:
To FA. Who's talking about a purge?? I meant if the poulation was half its current size.
Purge and bombing, did I say that FA? Eradication or slitting of wrists, very strange. You did get out of the wrong side of your bed.
On 15 Jan 2008 at 4:29pm FA wrote:
No no noooooo Geoffrey. You made a statement that was along the lines of "if you halve the population, we will all eat and live cheaply and healthily"
As you suggested it, i wondered if you were going to contribute to the "halving of the population" dear boy
On 15 Jan 2008 at 5:10pm Geoff wrote:
To Fa. Nooooo. Take another look, if you can read. I said "halve the population" which is not a suggestion that you should halve it, but if it was allready. And it seems you take seriously anything "this bloke" at work says. It should have crossed your mind, he might be having you on....No? You do take things seriously.
And what is this "dear boy" crap of yours? If your'e that way inclined, just say so, don't mess arround. I'll make a point of avoiding further posts from you, for fear you might offer me your phone number.
Iv'e been away for quite some time. Thought I'd come back to the forum. Does anyone else on the find that there posts often get strange replies from FA?
On 15 Jan 2008 at 5:30pm FA wrote:
Blimey...homophobic as well as thick...not bad....dear boy Geoffrey.
As for the bloke at work...oh he's deadly serious. You should hear him go on about politics....that blow's you to pieces.
Anyway lovey, you're obviously not putting your point across very eloquantly are you.
Does anyone else on the forum (you missed that word dear boy) think that Geoffrey should do one again ?....(do one, as in **** off)
But before you go, if you want my phone no, you only have to ask.
On 15 Jan 2008 at 5:53pm The Super K wrote:
He could do with learning when and where to use a ' aswell.
If we burnt half the population, would that contribute to carbon dioxide in the atmos? If so I'm gonna need to plant some trees to offset!
On 16 Jan 2008 at 9:02am Geoff wrote:
Your'e all obviously just a bunch of ignorant village idiots. With attitude toward anyone new that wants to place a post. Your'e pathetic and certainly not worth me waisting my time on here again. You all have chips on your shoulders, what with burning effiges of different people every bonfire night. Stay in the middle ages, you carrot crunching, inbred plebs.
I was wrong to think that I could come on a small town forum and expect decent replies to post. Its the City for me it seems. At least we accept people from the outside. Rant as much as you like about this post. I won't give you the pleasure of a response.
On 16 Jan 2008 at 11:49am FA wrote:
Oh shut up you tart !!!.....we're only mucking about :o] (big smile)
On 16 Jan 2008 at 11:50am Apple Cart wrote:
So it's goodbye then?
On 16 Jan 2008 at 5:02pm Smiler wrote:
Is 'aswell' not two separate words? Is there a plank to be taken out somewhere? (and I don't mean FA George)
On 17 Jan 2008 at 5:22am SHS wrote:
Re bonfire dust I suspect that the reduction in harmful emissions resulting from traffic being banned from the town more than compensates for the increase in bonfire smoke. Plus bonfire night in Lewes makes people happy and happy people are less likely to suffer ill health. HEY! Just realised that SOP has said almost exactly the same thing! So it must be true......
On 17 Jan 2008 at 11:34am Dick Slexic wrote:
Geoff we are not all inbred idiots. Can I point out that when using ' it is to abbreviate a word and goes in place of the letter or letters missed out such as "you are" is abbreviated to "you're" and "It is" is "it's".
The correct spelling for effiges is effigies and we don't all burn effigies of different people that we don't like each year, some of us just burn effigies of Pope Paul V (that's the fifth, in case you did not know) and Guido Fawkes (that's the Guy). We also have tableaux but sometimes we include people we are celebrating and like. And yes there is toxic dust but it is a small proportion in relation to the amount which is chucked out of cars and planes every day.
Was that an informative post from a yokle.
On 17 Jan 2008 at 12:59pm The Super K wrote:
Given his last post it would seem Geoff could be a Londoner, in which case Yes go back to the big smoke and leave our houses for Lewesians.
On 17 Jan 2008 at 2:33pm FA wrote:
Pretty certain he is or Slurrey stockbroker belt...he admitted a few months ago that he only likes coming on here to wind us up.
On 19 Jan 2008 at 10:39pm MC wrote:
The Environment.
Who needs it?
On 19 Jan 2008 at 11:08pm Of the opinion wrote:
Well without an environment where would we live. I think we all need it!
Toxic pollutants drastically need to be reduced whereever it comes from. It should not be a case of "Well they produce more than me so that leaves me off the hook and I can carry on polluting in my own happy way" We all need to be responsible adults and take charge of our surroundings!
On 20 Jan 2008 at 5:00am SHS wrote:
Parking meters harm the environment. Be responsible and blow them up.

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