101 good things to come out of recession

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #129695 ina
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:04 am

Thomzo wrote::lol:
Wow - we're doing really well. If we get to 101 can I e-mail this thread to the BBC? Please? Please?


I think you should do that even if we don't make exactly 101...


56. Councils won't need to spend millions on clearing verges, as every family will have a goat or sheep again, and the kids will go out with them on a lead to eat their fill along the wayside
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:27 am

57. People will check their worn out clothing for good buttons, zippers, hooks and eyes, etc., and use the clothes as rags.
58. Ish forums will sprout up around the world, and everyone will enjoy being self-sufficient-ish!

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #129751 John Headstrong
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:41 pm

59. people will sell their second homes and people will be able to afford to live in the villages they where born in.

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #129758 StripyPixieSocks
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:23 pm

60. We may see the re-emergence of communities who are 'there' for each other and support each other.

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:50 pm

61. People will learn to craft their own furniture. Flat-packs will become a thing of the past.
62. People will use manual garden tools rather than electric/petrol driven, noisy monster tools
63. People will plan journeys so that they can do as many things as possible in a single round trip.
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:53 pm

64. More people cycling putting presure on local authorities to give better cycle paths (really needed in some areas of the UK :lol: )
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:13 am

People will spend more of their money in their own country in stead of importing it.

People will learn how to preserve

We wont throw away so much food

Countries may start looking at getting more of their own industries back
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:16 pm

69. Children will be taught how to grow fruit & veg and will discover new foods
70. Less gas & electric will be used forcing energy companies to lower their rates.
71. Knitting, crocheting & sewing will no longer been seen as 'sad' or 'old-fashioned' and people of all ages & genders will start making their own instead of buying mass produced, slave labour clothing.
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #130203 Thomzo
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:38 pm

72. People will mend things again instead of throwing them away and buying something new.
73. Companies will be encouraged to make goods that can be mended rather than having to be thrown away after a few weeks.
74. Schools will teach children skills they need for living, such as, how not to get into debt and how to cook from scratch.
75. Charities will stop wasting money on releasing balloons which then pollute the countryside, waterways and the sea.
76. People will stop being squeamish about eating real foods such as goat, squirrel and home grown vegetables.

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #130210 JulieSherris
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:25 pm

77. With people growing their own foods, kids will learn what vegetables actually look like & will be able to identify them

78. Wearing wellies will be SO fashionable that I will be in vogue for a change!

Zoe, this is a great thread!
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:00 pm

79. being ISH will be the new black :wink:

80. New clothes will be bought or made only to replace those that are worn out

81. Home made, home spun, hand woven, hand knitted, will be the norm not the wierd (however I am quite happy being wierd :shaking2: )

82. Libraries will have knitting and sewing patterns to borrow

83. Village halls/church rooms/school halls will be used for workshops to learn crafts and home skills, payment being just sufficient to cover the utilities.
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #130372 LBR
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:53 am

84. Heirloom seed and plant swaps will sprout up every season just in time for plantings.
85. Hair salons and shopping malls will give way to public parks and fountains.

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #130778 Andy Hamilton
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:55 pm

Nearly there I think rather than contact the BBC as suggested I might try and contact a few national newspapers and try and get this thread in there.

86. The amount of large articulated lorries on the roads will decrease due to less consumer spending and less goods needing to be transported. Making the roads and towns and cities much nicer places to walk or cycle around.
87. Charity shops will take more money.
88. Skip diving will become an olympic sport (ok that one was just for fun)
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #130780 EcoDad
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:07 pm

Hi Andy

I have mentioned it in my article in the Manchester Evening News so hopefully that should bring some attention to this post :)
Not sure when it will be put on the web but if you get an Evening News today (7th November) it's on page 14

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #131479 Big Al
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:02 am

StripyPixieSocks wrote:25) *Warning this is a mean one* People who are all high and mighty about people living a good life on benefits and talking to people on them like complete scum might loose their jobs and realise it is actually very stressful and difficult and not the life of riley they currently think we lead and adjust their nastiness accordingly.


....and the said "benefit scroungers" will have the last word when the credit card rich go bankcrupt.

Your post is by no means mean SPS...... Having dipped in and out of the benefits system for the last 20 odd years I know that it's no picnic......

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