101 good things to come out of recession

101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132085 snapdragon
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:11 pm

89. As more people may walk instead of driving 1/4 or 1/2 a mile, I will meet more of my neighbours :mrgreen:
90. Local shops will stay in business and may even post 'skill swap' notices in their windows.
91. Freecycle will be the norm before throwing away unwanted items
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132119 Anne A
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:12 am

Edited because it used unnecessary language and was a personal attack.

fair enough,
I should have said that "all racists are t***ts" and I despise all racists, and all racists should be challenged?

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:38 am

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132178 snapdragon
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:03 am

c'mon guys
countdown :mrgreen: just ten to go

92. With fewer cars on the road I might finally get brave enough to cycle and therefore get fit :cheers:
93. easter eggs will be real ones not those huge packages with a small amount of chocolate in them
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132193 The Riff-Raff Element
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:25 pm

94. It is just possible that the world won't borrow it's way to disaster again;
95. My strategy of keeping comfortable, well made clothes on the basis they might just come back into fashion could actually bear fruit;
96. Even if it has been mentioned before, it is worth mentioning again: LESS PACKAGING!

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132211 hamster
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:53 pm

95. There has already been a marked reduction in the amount of junk mail coming through the letter box - adverts from estate agents and take-away pizza companies, property papers, carpet cleaning companies, offers for loans and credit cards...
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132212 Thomzo
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:55 pm

Wow - so close.

97. If those who currently waste food stop doing so then there will be more food for those who are currently starving.
98. If there is enough food to feed everyone, GM research will become redundant.
99. Aha - one for those of us who are allergic to perfume - if people can't afford perfume or aftershave, maybe they won't inflict it on everyone by spraying it all around the office or wearing so much of it that it sets off other people's allergies.

Two more to go folks........
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132218 hamster
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:55 pm

100. Offices (heck, anywhere!) might open the windows instead of having the air conditioning on.
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132234 JulieSherris
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:05 pm

101..... Boy racers won't be able to afford the little square things they call 'cars'.... with their huge exhaust pipes & leds..... and peace will reign in car parks throughout the country!!

Wow... did we really get to 101?
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132241 snapdragon
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:17 pm

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

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Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:57 pm

:cheers:
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #132502 gigglybug
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:01 pm

This is a really great thread!!!! :cheers:

I was nearly late for work because I had to finish reading it! :mrgreen:
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #139152 John Headstrong
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:54 pm

I saw this article on celsias.com, it reminded me of this thread.

http://www.celsias.com/article/recession-bad-right/

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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #139172 invisiblepiper
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:29 am

Nice one John! :mrgreen:
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
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Re: 101 good things to come out of recession

Post: #139266 Green Aura
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:56 pm

I like that :thumbright:
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