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Learning New Skills

Post: #152618 Davy stephenson
Mon May 04, 2009 6:32 pm

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #152630 cathode
Mon May 04, 2009 9:18 pm

We're going to need all those old skills, definately time to start learning while we've got electric lights, plenty food etc.
if we all work together we can totally disrupt the system

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #152715 contadino
Tue May 05, 2009 6:41 pm

With hindsight, on one hand I'd have loved to have pursued training in something useful (like engineering or medicine) when I was younger, but on the other hand if I had done I wouldn't have been able to have saved sufficient money in order to become self-sufficient.

As it was I spent several years as a management consultant (up there next to estate agent on the list of completely pointless and unfulfilling careers) but managed to save enough dosh to walk away from 'business' completely.

What I'm trying to say is, it's never as cut and dry as "learn this and you'll be fine for the future."

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #153549 Flo
Wed May 13, 2009 7:28 am

Trouble is Davy that present day economy is based on things that can't be repaired, become out of date two days after you buy them and there's nowt to repair them with then or goods are designed and made with the very idea that they will not be repaired but replaced.

A couple of generations back, people were employed to do laborious jobs which are now done by machines. The result is that ever new machines need to be designed to keep people in employment, advertising is needed to keep people wanting to buy new or replace nearly new items and credit is required where people do not have enough money to instantly acquire said new goods.

And we can now see where lending to people who have no chance of repaying the debt has got us.

I doubt if it will mean that we shall be able to return to an age of repairable machines or people doing the laborious jobs manually but who knows - I could be wrong.

If I am we shall all need a lot of new "old" skills.

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173582 robert_jenkins
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:45 am

It's nice to know that a lot of people have been pushing efforts to make planet earth a better place. With biofuels, and all other alternative resources for energy, we might be able to curb the growing problem that is global warming and at the same time preserve the ecosystems of the world. The Earth's natural forces such as wind, hydro and solar power are limitless and effective ways to gain energy. So unless the winds stop blowing, the seas stop roaring or the sun dies out, there'll always be a place to go for energy. Kudos mother earth! We can find out more about how we can save the world and our wallets in xxxxxxxx

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173634 Green Aura
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:00 am

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173672 Big Al
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:58 pm

Nice little advert there robert, not sure about the validity of bio fuels though especially those made from cleared Amazonian land planted with crops that could feed the population but instead are used to make fuel...
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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173680 Green Aura
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:59 pm

And there was me trying diplomacy - why do I bother :lol: :lol:
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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173683 MuddyWitch
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:17 pm

Green Aura

And there was me trying diplomacy - why do I bother


Because you know most of us truly appriciate such skills; especially those of us who don't have them :oops:

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173822 Big Al
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:03 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:
Green Aura

And there was me trying diplomacy - why do I bother


Because you know most of us truly appriciate such skills; especially those of us who don't have them :oops:

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Errr, I beg your puddin.... It's taken me years of dedicated effort to become the diplomat I am now..

I'll have you know it's not easy at all, no it's very, very, very difficult in fact. I mean I only have to look as if I'm going to open my mouth.... ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC PLACES and my dear Mrs BA looks, scowls or even growls in my direction and I know she knows that I'm going to say something that might need her type of diplomacy....

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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173824 Green Aura
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:12 pm

I bow before your greater skill :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173839 Millymollymandy
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:43 pm

Richie I'm going to edit out Mr Jenkin's spammy links in your posting if you don't mind! Just realised I edited it from Mr Jenkin's post but there are still there in yours. We don't want to advertise for him now do we? :lol:
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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173925 Big Al
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:44 pm

Green Aura wrote:I bow before your greater skill :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



It's like when (particularly young) slim people stare at me, I ask if they realise that it's taken a lifetime of hard effort to get a body as bad as mine...... The soon stop staring and shuffle along on their way.....
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Re: Learning New Skills

Post: #173931 Millymollymandy
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:51 pm

richierobins wrote:No worries.

As it was only a mickey-take, the whole post can be deleted if you like.

I'll leave it be, as he's no longer a member of this forum :iconbiggrin:

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