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Mar 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM | Martin A

Gabriel Levy is a visiting lecturer at the Communist University.
Mar 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM Brownedoff

Thanks. Makes sense.

And not even a lecturer - just a "visiting lecturer".

But WTF is the "Communist University"?

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Haha - found it.

"Communist University is the annual school of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 2012, it takes place from August 20-26 in south London. Visit cpgb.org.uk for more details."

Mar 25, 2013 at 5:42 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Cassio

I've read the piece you link to comrade and it's left me very confused. Just when did communists stop being productivists? Does the latest five year plan call for a reduction in tractor production? Has the great helmsman called for a great leap backwards?

Mar 25, 2013 at 4:59 PM | Registered CommenterDreadnought

Gabriel Levy is a visiting lecturer at the Communist University.

Mar 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM | Brownedoff

And at www.cpgb.org.uk/home/action/communist-university-2012 you can read that

"Differences between comrades are debated in fiercely partisan ways – but without the fear of excommunication that characterises the confessional sects of much of the rest of the left."

It's rather sad that Mr Levy has chosen to "excommunicate" (ban from his blog) those whom he labels deniers. He's really not worth the effort.

Mar 25, 2013 at 4:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterCassio

What have seagulls, snowboards and piers got in common?

http://www.myclimateandme.com/vote-for-a-question/

Mar 25, 2013 at 4:21 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Skiphill:

DIICCSRTE. How's that pronounced? "dickshit" perhaps.

Mar 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

The govt meltdown in Australia has now produced a new mega-department to celebrate bureaucratic malaise. How's this for an alphabet jumble of false hopes:

so bad it's not funny anymore


"The Prime Minister used her sixth ministerial reshuffle to merge the Department of Climate Change with the Department of Industry, creating a new Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education."

So just refer to it as the "Dept of IICCSRTE" and everyone will know what you mean.

Mar 25, 2013 at 3:07 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Mar 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM | jamesp

Your smart meter will detect whether your Smugmobile is being charged from the network and if it is the meter will prevent your next door neighbours from using their kettle, washing machine, drier etc. using bluetooth technology to communicate with their appliances. However, if there is not enough juice to go round, then the Smugmobiles allocated free-of-charge to the local Mayor and the Sustainability Outreach Officers will automatically drain the charge from your battery to feed theirs.

On the other hand, if you don't have an electric car and you live in area with a lot of Smugmobiles plugged in and charging within a small radius, then they will get priority over your use of a kettle, washing machine, drier etc.

Of course, Numpties & their relatives, Mental Office Senior Staff and Top Dogs at the Royal Jelly Society will have ordinary spinning disc meters to immunise them from the fruits of their deadly machinations

The planet must be saved.

Mar 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrownedoff

Rhoda

"What happens in the morning when you go to the car and find the juice is all gone"

I've often wondered that, although of course extra electricity is not normally required at night. Except that it will be when everyone wants to charge up their car, which should give the smart meters a headache...

Mar 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

When they mention electric cars in conjunction with electricity supply they have in mind a scheme whereby the car is plugged into the grid and the stored energy in the battery is available to the grid to smooth fluctuations. Yes they really are, no joke.

What happens in the morning when you go to the car and find the juice is all gone because it isn't windy is not mentioned. These people are not numerate in an engineering sense. Folks who are currently not buying electric cars have more idea.

Mar 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM | Registered Commenterrhoda

I assume these amazing flywheels will have their axes of rotation pointed at Polaris. If not, they will try to precess and will put dreadful strain on their bearings.

Mar 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM | Registered CommenterDreadnought

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