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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 08:01:45

I'd like to thank you for creating the site that contains the report written by Michel McCarthy
concerning the panda's endangerment. (http://www.millennium-debate.org/ind16febru.htm)

It has helped me greatly with my school report on the panda.

thanks again,

vivese senso duo

Monday, January 20, 2003 at 19:40:06

Southend Airports planned extension will mean the possible loss of the 16th Century Church St.Laurence and All Saints and it`s graveyard.
Although they may try to move the Church complete, English Heritage believe this impossible.
The graveyard where people are still being buried will be in airport grounds and it is very doubtful relatives will be allowed access.

8 dwellings will also go and I believe the extension and it`s proposed holiday flights will be a danger to all who live nearby.
The pollution at present is intolerable, though I won`t harp on too much about it as I`m a well renowned anti-flight person.

The losses to the local community in terms of pollution, both air and noise, would be tremendous.
Local horses at present reside on parts of the land the airport want, these being gypsy horses but well looked after.

I guess I`m just after some help, I`m not a Church member so not a member of their small group or the other (not on my doorstep) anti-expansion group.
I firmly believe that the health of all the young generation, my kids too, and generations to come will suffer harshly if this goes ahead.
I certainly will have to move for the health of the children.
I`ve faxed and mailed who I can, put my objections to the Council but feel that they will pass it anyway if only due to the following statements.

1)The Airport already has planning permission for a Station and new Terminals.

2)The Council are already in talks with them about how best to alter the necessary roads. ( Strange when permission isn`t granted)!!

3)The Council stand to gain short term financially due to existing agreements. I say short term cos I feel that the pollution in the end will cost far more.

I hate and despise greed over the health of children and the apathy of local people who only see a quick way to Tenerife, when their children are not in hospital with another asthma attack!

Sorry to yack on, I`m just at a bit of a loss as to who to turn to and what to do now. Aside from planning where to chain myself on the Church when the bulldozers come, I`m stumped !

Southend Airport site is here for their view on things



Click here to see the council document

Click here to see the plans

Friday, January 17, 2003 at 20:11:12

Dear Sir Thomas
I was very impressed with your appearance and thoughts on 'Hardtalk'
17-1-03 BBC World. It made me wonder what would have happened if you had
been Prime Minister during all the Thatcher/Major years. A better place
perhaps, the UK and the world I mean.
Anyway, All the best
a new fan

James Pembroke

Kankusta Duo
Fast weight loss!
It will increase the effects of weight loss , even several times!

Friday, January 17, 2003 at 08:48:02


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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at 16:50:54

What would happen if you people changed the colour of the
turbines. why do they have to be white. .


Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at 16:42:47

I am all for other energy sources and i really do not have a
problem with wind farms but? why do they all have to be white. they do not
blend in very well on land when they are white.


Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 15:47:43

This has nothing to do with your debates, but i feel it's an important question none the less.

What does Harry Potter have to do with Christianity and why do the books seem to have
such a negetive response on some people following the Christian religion?
After all it's just a fictional book.


Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 12:40:24

Climate Change

I agree with Dr. Mann. We should introduce a Volcano Tax upon
those countries who permit these structures within their borders. Italy,
Hawaii, and those polluting South Americans should be made to pay!

Paul Grainger

Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:22 AM

Dear Sir/Madam,

I refer to the recent article in the Irish Independent stating that the
Irish Government has refused to ban drift netting for wild salmon. I live
beside the Moy river in Ballina, Co. Mayo and have contacted the minister
for the marine, Mr Ahern in relation to changing their policy. I have,
however, received no reply and wish to take a serious stance on this issue.
I would be extremely grateful for information on this matter or others
relating to the environment.

Best Regards

Patrick Patten

Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 21:12:11

I think it would be wise to stop volcanos from erupting by putting an end to continental drift as soon as possible.
The greenhouse gasses produced by global volcanism must dwarf the impact of refrigeration and equal cow
flatulence in triggering this latest upswing in global warming.

Incidently, we seem to be in the midst of a bimodal sunspot cycle peak.
We should petition for that to be stopped immediately.

Dr. Francis T. Manns

Saturday, October 26, 2002 3:55 PM

This poxy country is full up with stupid boring biggots .I cannot believe that the stupid idiots
are now chasin people on scooters down the road with sirens blazing what an absolutely
ridiculous police force have we now got ..
they cant patrol certain areas we cant even let a burgular have some justice without getting
locked up for it .What the hell is happening to our beautiful England.

The greatest invention to save our planet the scooter.cheap to run easy and convenient they
dont go quick enough to kill.

so whats the xxxxxxx problem.

dave snell

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 20:26:15

Subject: Renewable Energy

As an urban cyclist I am fed up at having to buy new batteries almost every other week.
I have tried the rechargeable ones, but do not like the constant removing and replacing of the lights that is necessary.

I wondered why it is that, apart from the fact that the battery makers would buy up any patent for such an idea, no one
has come up with the idea of wind-up powered cycle lights?

Martin Rowden

Friday, September 13, 2002 1:34 AM

Subject: Renewable Energy

Prof. Stott's contribution is valuable in as much as it punctures holes in the<politically correcft>mythology
about global warming.
I have written on this subject: and worked to get environmentally-benign energy to play a bigger role but
not because of the fear engendered by the so-called environmentalists.

Morris Miller

September 08, 2002 7:23 PM

Hello, I was just wondering if you could advise me on what to do???
I have spotted a red squirrel in my garden and thought that maybe i should
contact someone who knows about what is being done to look after them. So
could you please forward any information to me regarding red squirrels and
saving them!!!
I thought that maybe someone would come and capture it a nd put it in a
red squirrel compound so that it wont get killed. I am very concerned about
the welfare of my squirrel so any info will be much appreciated. Thank you
very much,


Friday, September 06, 2002 4:23 PM

Climate Change

Global Warming is the greatest threat faced by the human race.

It will probably wipe us out.

In the last 2 million years global temperature has followed the carbon dioxide concentration of the air.
In the ice ages the concentration of carbon dioxide was about 200 parts per million whilst in the warm inter
glacials ity was 280 parts per million.
In 1850 it was 285 parts per million by 1950 it was 306 parts and last year it was 370 parts per million.
Prior to 1985 it was 10 million years since it was last above 350 parts per million and 20 million years since
it was 370 parts per million.

At these times the world was much warmer than it is now and niether humansnor any animal of the ape
family could survive at those temperatures. The strong porobability is that there will be a climate flip which
will wipe usout.

In the last 18 months the Northern Hemisphere has warmed significantly and is now over 0.6 degrees Celsius
warmer than it was up until 1976. The first thing we must do is acknowledge the danger we are in before we can do
anything about it.

John B Davies

Saturday, August 31, 2002 09:56:17

Public Transport will never really succeed in UK being unpopular
because it is unreliable, inefficient and above all has the drab overtones
of socialism attached to it throughout.

Everard Whifin

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:20 PM

Subject: Climate Change

Prof. Stott,
Refreshing to see a Sensible voice in this hysteria, this 'Climate Change' subject has become a self supporting cause.
Little boys and naked Emperor's springs to mind!


Sunday, August 25, 2002 1:21 AM

As I understand the process of pyrolysis biomass is subjected to
heat which decomposes it to carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The hydrogen
methanates the carbon and the oxygen causes oxidative coupling of the
methane to a higher hydrocarbon. I propose that if carbon monoxide were
added to the mixture, It would take up the oxygen and form mainly methane.


Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:27 PM

I want cars to disappear back where they came from. Even
intelligent people can't kick the habit, and will use the most pathetic,
responsibility-denying excuses to justify themselves. What can I do to help
rid the world of this menace? I write articles and speak in Quaker Meetings,
but few seem to want to know. I'd do more if I had support


Tuesday, July 30, 2002 1:53 PM

Have any of you heard that the government wants to build new nuclear power stations in the UK?!

Apparently there is currently a public consultation going on into the future of energy policy in the UK (?!)
but the government is looking pretty pro-nuclear.
There is a good website - www.dumpnuclear.org - that gives you more information and the opportunity to
make your views known - won't take you long and who wants nuclear when renewables can do the job?!

Stephany Hardingham

Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 07:52:54

Very interesting, however...

For two years my family and I lived in Speen while my husband was stationed at RAF Greenham Common.
I am thrilled that the base will not be a "derelict" and that much of the area will be devoted to nature.

Our daughter has spent several years working as a naturalist and that is a joy for us to hear.

I do resent you calling the military "hard faced". It is an interesting comment linguistically, but it is very insulting.
These were men and women doing their job...people with families who added much to the local ecomonies and who loved the UK.
We have made many trips back over the 17 years since we moved away and, in fact, will be arriving on August 1st
for a 10 day visit, including a nostalgic trip to see our old home in Speen and at Greenham Common.

In addition, the purpose of the cruise missiles was to bring the Soviet Union to the bargaining table.
The United States spent millions and millions of dollars to show our resolve in this matter. The
end result was the destruction of these missiles along with a huge number of previously positioned short range missiles
which threatened Europe not American soil.
I admire the dedication of the "peace ladies" but I do not believe that their actions were directly responsible for the removal of these weapons.
Contrary to popular opinion, American soldiers do not WANT nuclear weapons.
When my husband began his career in the Air Force I agonized over his being involved with such a destructive force.

When I attended a spouse's day the ranking officer told us that "the mission of the Air Force is deterrance.
If any weapon of any sort is used, we have failed in our mission."

Judy Wilson

Sunday, July 14, 2002 3:52 PM

Dear Mr Humphreys,

I am not usually one to write to newspaper columnists but I was so shocked at something you wrote this week that I just have to respond.

The problem is that I usually enjoy your columns, as well as your broadcasting work.
You are usually a steady, sensible (in a common sense kind of way) interesting journalist, as well as being robust and a "brooking no nonsense" sort of chap.
Well, this image has been tarnished.

Talking about bishops, you stated that you have come to know many bishops over the years, with a reference to Thought for the Day, and then said:
"some of them are patently good and impressive men: Jim Thompson, Richard Harries, Tom Butler."
Well, without commenting on the first or last, I was appalled to find Richard Harries in your list.
This is, I am assuming the same Harries who is Bishop of Oxford.
This is, I am assuming the same bishop who, on Thought for the Day, a few weeks ago, come out to do the biotech industry’s bidding on the subject of GM crops.
This is, I am assuming the same bishop who delivered some theology to support his friends which would not stand the rigours of a fifth form.
The only impressive thing about him was that he was impressively naïve, or crooked, or both to suggest that because it is possible to genetically
modify living things then it must be God’s will that we should do so.
I recall that he equated GM with agriculture through the ages, saying that it was Gods will for is to go forth and cultivate (words to that effect).
This theology is appalling.

We could ask, because we are able to go out and murder someone, does this mean that God made us that way and therefor it is OK to go and do so?

Whatever Richard Harries is, in peddling such pro-biotech theology, he is neither good nor impressive.
I regret that to suggest otherwise in you column has undermined your own reputation as a man whose judgement is to be respected.

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Turner

PS, I propose to publish this letter on the Millennium Debate website and you are cordially invited to publish a reply.

I'm sorry you disapproved but I do not dismiss someone in the way you did because of his views on such a complex subject as biotechnology.
As it happens, I not only share your views on GM but I have written a book on the subject. Indeed, I am constantly attacked because of it.
However, I know Richard and truly believe him to be a good man. He may be wrong. That does not make him bad.

John Humphrys

Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 10:16:12

Renewable Energy

In November last year I switched my electric supplier from Yorkshire to British Gas.
I found I was using more elec and when I wanted to change back they wouldnt let me.
They have put numerous objections on this and when I asked they said they didn't put objections up.
Its Yorkshire messing me about, whats going on?
I havent even had a statement since November.

Rebecca Jenkins

[Anyone with similar problems? ed]

Friday, July 12, 2002 at 06:56:39

Renewable Energy

We have a responsibility within everything we do to make sure
that we grasp the concept that every action we take will have a knock-on
effect in the future, whether it's dumping your car ash-tray out the window
or buying fast food wrapped in styrofoam packaging. The modern world is so
wrapped up in making a quick profit it fails to address the fact that it's a
small world which is getting more and more congested. Imagine what Earth
would look like from a distance - would you want to stop off here? I'd make
haste to the next available planet. This is the mode of thinking we have to
promote, especially to the blinkered money grabbers that are getting rich by
damaging my health. And yours.

paul birkett

Friday, July 12, 2002 at 21:01:54

The biopiracy process affected to the indigenous people, we need
to fait with this problem because I think that the solution for the world
problems about food an held is in this communities an we need to learn more
from then, respecting their rights

Sorry for my English I speak in Spanish

La biopirateria es un problema que afecta mas que todo a los pueblos
indígenas , nosotros necesitamos luchar ya que la solución a los problemas
mundiales acerca de la salud y alimento se encuentra en el conocimientos
de estas comunidades , tenemos que aprender mas de ellos respetando sus


Sunday, July 07, 2002 3:15 PM

Subject: Environmental Pollution

After reading Mr. Andrew Hibberds article dated February 22,2000 I felt compeled to comment.

The ElderValve is being mandated all across America to protect people from SEWAGE FLOODING.
Please advise your staff of our websites for their review. Thank You,
Paul S. Elder

Elder Valve, Inc.

Thursday, July 04, 2002 5:56 PM

Subject: Environmental Pollution

Writing from the US, I read with interest the articles from the third world per-spective on lack of biodiversity,
but they are not the only ones affected.

Here we are part of a giant feeding experiment with GMOs and strange farming methods.
The current administration is pushing the use of GM foods for the benefit of industry.
Change soon will happen if we continue to resist and buy organic, which is expensive here.

Voters do not want this technology pushed on them.

Mary White

Sunday, June 30, 2002 10:42 AM

Subject: Transport

[To Ken Livingstone?] What the hell are you up to. Since you came into power all I
have noticed is some roads been made narrower other's been closed completely.

Everything i've seen so far looks as though you are deliberitly trying to cause congestion
rather than prevent it. Over the past year my journey from East to West London by road
has increased by 15min. And as for public transport nothing changed.

You wait for a bus it could take 5min but more than lightly 45min which was how long I waited for a 295 yesterday.
Sometimes I think it's all one big joke and why bother voting..And as for shepherds bush, a carpark is being built
to house up to 2.500 vehicles and at the same time 1 of the 3 lanes along the green is going to be removed.

How can that make sence?????????????????????

P.S Will ken reply.


Friday, May 24, 2002 8:41 AM

Dear Sir/Madam,

I work for Kendall Machinery (UK) Ltd who distribute wood recycling
machines. We are trying to locate areas of high wood waste in the UK, in
order to supply recycling companies with the necessary equipment. If you
have any information or sources of information that you think are relevant,
I would be most grateful if you could contact me by email or phone - 01444
831008. Thank you for your time.
Yours sincerely,
Stuart Shee


Monday, March 18, 2002 10:31 PM

I am EXTREMELY concerned about the EU rulings regarding NATURAL MEDICINES,
and the virtual handing over of them to the large drug companies that will no doubt follow
if they are 'banned' in our country.

Why do we have to 'fall in line 'with the countrys that discourage them- instead of those
countrys falling in line with Great Britains stance on the issue!

Once again EUROPE takes a little more of our country!!

So many people rely on these medices for daily living . I see this as a cash
contribution to the all powerful drug companies by the government.

Janet Abbott

Friday, March 08, 2002 12:07 PM

Dear Sir,

I think it's time the umbrella groups stood down so that the people could
get down to basics, and act on the important issues such as ASB including
crime and LITTER in the country. Zero tolerance should also be at the
forefront, instead of back biting and nitpicking on what to do next and how
to go about it.

Also, yes! Foxhunting should be banned. I am fed up with hearing people
say it will put people out of a job. Well, what about the miners? Nobody
cared then when around 35000 jobs were lost virtually overnight! What
hypocrisy and all because of blood lust!

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:56 AM


james collins

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:05 AM

I am translater and publisher from Slovakia.
I consider publishing the Slovak/Czech translation of Armageddon but only
based on information I have gathered from internet.

Is it worthwile? I feel a great need to publish a book of this sort in order to awaken the public
awareness to the negative impacts of this phenomenon.

Mikulas Hucko

Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:15 PM

I came into this website via a eulogy written by Mark Rowe in the Independent regarding the restoration of Greenham Common.
Despite the fine words from Stuart Tagg, the CEO of New Greenham Trust Ltd, the Common is a desolate waste with all the top
soil bulldozed to form a bund aimed at hiding the buildings of New Greenham Park.

This charitable company was supposed to be creating a small business park but are now proposing to build a new warehouse
for Sainsbury plc right on the edge of the old airfield.

This building will be twice as long as Wembley Stadium and nearly half as high as Nelson's Column.
Visit Greenham Common before it is ruined forever.

Peter Woodman

Sunday, February 17, 2002 6:09 PM

I have contacted the British Lung Foundation before
about the increasing number of people (lung sufferers and non lung
sufferers) who are suffering from various diseases due to the pollution in
aircraft due to recirculated air. I have just read an interesting article
by the FAA on www4.nationalacademies.org/cp.nsf and I believe that not
enough is being done in this country to persuade the airlines to recirculate
fresh air instead of the cabin air which is full of diseases.

Agnes R Pear

Thursday, February 14, 2002 3:53 PM

At last, a workable solution to depose an intolerable blood lust in Scotland?
I really hope so. It is so good to see that our country is leading the way in this
important precedent and who knows, perhaps others will follow.

Fox hunting as far as I can see has no justification in this century and can not
be supported as a method of humane pest control. All this nonsense about huge
job losses and redundancy is irritating as well.

What's to stop them riding as often without the kill?
Hopefully we'll see a ban on hare coursing next.


Saturday, February 09, 2002 9:31 PM

Renewable Energy

I am a plantation owner and forester in France.
I agree fully that all energy be recycled. I look to the potentially immense
revenue from OSR (oilseed rape) refined for use as a combustible fuel.

Please can you e-mail me as to marketing sources. This (though not using GM
OSR) is an incredible resource.

Adrian Newstead-Bishop

Saturday, February 09, 2002 5:56 PM

Environmental Pollution

My concern is BSE/TSE and the dangers we all face if we continue to ignore
and misunderstand these diseases.
I've written several articles on the subject and would like to submit them.

Ed Gehrman

Wednesday, January 30, 2002 4:40 PM

I was involved with trying to stop Ashfield District Council ripping an old
hedge out whilst birds were nesting in May last year.

The Council got finded £2800. During an interview on local radio, the head of
ADC was heard to say that " the Council Tax Payer would NOT have to foot the bill for the fine".

It now appears that they WILL have to pay through the Council Tax after all.
People do not realise that the 'real perpetraitors' have got away scott free leaving the Council to carry
the can.

Those who carried out this malicious act should have been made to pay the fine NOT the public.

Ivan Braddow

Monday, January 28, 2002 5:42 PM

Subject: Fox hunting

Dear sir/Madam

I am only 11 but think fox bunting is disgraceful.
Why hunt innocent animals just for the pleasure of sick humans?

Fancy the Royal family taking part in this blood sport that just gives
everyone else an excuse to do it. It should be banned.
How can people get pleasure from murdering such a beautiful creature?

Please get back to me.

Miss E Martin
45 Heaton Terrace
Newcastle staffs

leroymartin @cwctv.co.uk

Wednesday, January 23, 2002 10:38 PM

I'm doing a project on this topic of animal rights and test.
And Ithink that it should be banned but I'm just a kid but I still
know it's wrong!


Tuesday, January 01, 2002 3:37 PM

Subject = Buildings

London is a great city. But it will loose any of its strength,
financially & impressiveness until it starts to build taller buildings.

They are not `eye sores` but a tribute to the city that created them.
Let`s stop being so backwards in our architectural designs and wake up to the future.

London as well as many British cities needs to wake to the new
millennium by building high and stop expanding into cheaper green belt sites.
Lets build high and be proud of that like so many other city`s in the world.

J Baker

Wednesday, November 21, 2001 6:50 PM

Subject = Transport

I have seen on your website about the Hastings bypasses which are fortunately now not going to happen.
I wonder if you could lend some effort towards stopping the Lamberhurst bypass (just 20 miles up
the A21 from Hastings) which is due to start construction in Spring or Summer of next year.

I have produced a rather amateurish website at www.lamberhurstbypass.com which outlines some of the
key facts, ie AONB, SSSI, national trust, dormice, + no congestion in Lamberhurst anyway expect
when there are roadworks or an accident.
Apart from my website there appear to be no other protest sites I can find
on Google...
Please do anything you can do to raise the profile of this, as it will soon be too late.



Saturday, November 17, 2001 4:40 PM

Subject = Transport

you are a load of sad old men who it seems only get peasure from spoiling people enjoyment
your coments about motorcyclists ofended.
you article is blatant discrimination i use the road in question to travel to work each day and a
40 limit would add 30 minutes a day journey time at 5am. Just live with the times.


Saturday, November 10, 2001 11:37 AM

Subject = Transport

I wonder if Mr Vanke's point about putting all the tax on fuel might be taken up by the powers that be?
He doesn't mention it, but presumably it would be a way to eliminate Vehicle Excise Duty 'Dodgers'
as we would then all pay when we fill up, and possibly drive more economically, in more economical autos,
knowing that however much we use, we get taxed on that amount.

The problem issues would be: getting all tax disks to expire simultaneously so no-one is shortchanged
when the new 'on-fuel' tax goes live, and how many dodgy Phils are likely to hop across the channel
with a tanker and start selling cheap stuff from Europe.

There's also the question of specific type of emissions - a car with a catalytic converter produces less
emissions than one without but may be no more economical to drive (but what about scrapping costs
of 'poisoned' converter metals?).

Well hopefully manufacturers would then concentrate on making the power unit more efficient in the
first place I guess, rather than just mopping it up at the tailpipe (the return of lean burn engines etc).
But - will Joe Public gag when he sees the price rocket at the pump? - it could bring down a govt if
timed badly.
Despite me not be in complete agreement, Mr Vanke's article is quite lucid - is there anyone listening?

N. Olsen


Friday, October 26, 2001 10:07 PM

Cardiff City Farm RIP ?

'What is Culture ?' ....'What is inclusive ?'...........
for over twenty years local people have been actively involved in
inclusive cultural activities although they may not have known it.

The Cardiff City Farm was created by Cardiff people on an old household
refuse tip from the 1950's . This was capped with soil and left to go wild.
Set well back from Sloper Road and accessed by a May lined ancient Drovers
Road this is a wildlife haven; Sky larks, owls, partridge, birds of prey and
much more all made this wild area home. Then in 1978 the City Farm was born
and a gradual miraculous transition took place. A seven acre site run by a
Charitable Trust created what has often been described as an 'Oasis in our
City'. This was not a 'Kiddies Farm' but a vibrant community resource where
Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and Nature Conservation lived side by side
with Arts, Crafts, Drama , Music and Dance. This was a meeting place for all
ages , all cultures and all abilities. A truly wonderful melting pot for
community action and celebration.

But now the site lies empty and badly vandalised. Cardiff County Council
has refused to renew the Trusts lease on the site and is committed to
destroying the site and replacing it with Retail developments and a new
Cardiff City Football Stadium.

However it may not be too late to Save the Cardiff City Farm.

I would like to communicate my anger and disappointment to this arrogant
and misguided action.

The Cardiff City Farm has always been a Centre of Cultural Excellence
- only certain Councillors and County Council officers have failed to see

We are in danger of losing one of the most important community resources
in Cardiff -All because the CCC can only see the Value of Money and not the
Values of Culture, Inclusivity and Community Involvement.

Cardiff City Farm is one of the oldest in the UK and the only one in Wales
to date. It is under threat. The County Councils remit is to protect and
enhance the environment. I cannot see how closing the only City Farm in
Wales qualifies as protecting the environment.Any thoughts on how we might
fight this would be greatly appreciated.

Richard Berry


Monday, October 22, 2001 6:14 PM

Renewable Energy

My Honorable Friend:
You responded to an inquiry of mine some years ago regarding your
statements I heard on "PM's Question Time" and sent me copies of news
articles regarding Mr Prescott's and Mr Meacher's views and plans to improve
the environment - particularly relating to solutions to the rise in NHS
costs due to airborne particulate pollution.

Though I haven't had the opportunity to view Question Time lately I HAVE
viewed ITN World News and read of your support for the "Energy Efficiency"
legislation (ie: thermal imaging of households to calculate foreseeable
energy expenses prior to purchase). My reason for writing today is due to
your previous "question" regarding 20% of the UK's electrics needs being
from "renewable resources" as I'd designed a system for generating
electrical energy from the mechanical energy "wasted" and heretofore not
"recovered" from passing railcars.

One component of this system would attach to a single rail of a segment
of track and transfer mechanical energy FROM passing trains TO a "trackside
electrics generator" where the mechanical energy would be converted to
several hundred kilowatts of electricity immediately available for local
use, storage [via Innogy Plc's (www.regenesys.com) electrics storage
technology or distributed for consumption via the national power grid as
essentially "FREE" electricity.

My problem, though, is I have neither the financial nor technical backing
to fully develop the design into a working prototype or product suitable for
mass production AND it seems I can find no aid or official support here in
the USA for such technology.

I'm an inventor - not a businessman but even I can see the potential
profits and environmental benefits possible in a technology capable of
accumulating (recovering) previously "wasted" energy for reuse.
(I HAD been advised by one "OBE" to solicit an introduction from our
"Commerce Dept" to the Dept of Environment, Transport and the Regions
(presumedly Mr Prescott's domain?) but their employees seem lax in

If you'd be so kind - could you or your staff put me in-touch with
someone (Govt or private) truely interested in backing the development of
distributed "energy recovery" electrics generation technologies?
I'm more than willing to partner and relocate to further the goal of
making the UK more energy INdependent of costly petroleum.

Best regards; Larry

Lawrence T. Pines


Sunday, October 21, 2001 6:19 AM

Greenpeace would be far more effective if they
could just reach the moms of the HUGE numbers of retarded kids on the planet
today. Could be car exhausts? Food additives (msg damages brain nerve
endings) The air is simply not pure enough for lungs, the water is chemical,
and the food is generally tainted. We have to change that to grow healthy



Friday, October 12, 2001 8:03 PM

Web Site Comment

This is an interesting and well executed web site.

Energy and pure water are the main challenges on the 21st century. You
have addressed energy, now address water.

Laurence O. Williams


Tuesday, October 09, 2001 1:31 AM

We need to educate little children, from really young, as a subject for study perhaps,
teaching Compassion like we teach English, History and so on.
I think that if we all had more compassion then so many things would just fall into place,
caring for the environment among them.

Anne Bouwer

Saturday, August 11, 2001 2:19 AM

Dear Mr. Williams,

Your must be a very special person. The last time something I read
explained to me a lot about time and sense, was Erwin Schrödingers "Mind and
". I am very proud to have discovered your poetry. Being a modest
writer myself, it is always a pleasure to read a no-bullshit- minded truth.
A real revelation!

Thank you very much, and your tattoos are exceedingly cool, Sir.

Yours faithfully,

Leonhard Bleich- Rossi, Earthling

Friday, June 22, 2001 12:07 PM

Vandalism on buses

We are a schools anti-bullying organisation called Bully Off, and we are
keen to get hold of any national or regional statistics of the number of
instances and or cost of bullying or vandalim that takes place on Britain's
buses. Can you help.

Gary Lillistone
Bully Off
Tel: 024 76590721

Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:53 AM

Renewable Energy

I am a U.S. citizen and I didn't like what you did to make fun of President Bush on your March 29, 2001 news.
While it is true that the U.S. needs to add more solar, wind, and hydro, alternatives to our
homes (and maybe our vehicles-that I know of there isn't any out there) what may not be true is the fact
that we are the major cause of all of the earth's current woes.

The earth has had plenty of upheavals before and there were not nearly the industrial and man made
pollutants out there. I believe we have a God given responsibility to take care of what he has given
us but that doesn't mean we allow a child or adult to starve while a bird has a tree.
Yet we can look to see what we may be able to do with the bird as well as help the child or adult to eat.

This of course is only an example. We take care of our own and while we do that we do our best to
take care of the environment. President Bush has many things that I like.
I only pray that he does his best to do what is right for us all.

Christina Thompson

Sunday, June 17, 2001 9:44 PM


Does anyone not think that the national newspapers are really sad and pathetic when it comes to Britains railways,
they constantly criticise it and ignore all the good points, they slag of its safety record despite the fact the railways
are much much safer than airplanes, ferries and road travel put together, then there is the classic 'look at SNCF'
syndrome where they will compare our network with Frances TGV network which has had huge investment,
whereas ours has been left to rot due to Tory pro-road stance, the papers will only use this type of article when
they are desperate.


Sunday, June 17, 2001 3:15 AM

Renewable Energy

Many mainstream Americans, including the minority who elected him, are increasingly horrified by pro-business policies that
can be called, without much hyperbole, environmental terrorism.

Recent developments captured by NY TIMES columnist Anthony Lewis:

Bears Repeating: Excerpts from The NY Times:
June 16, 2001
The Closed Mind

What President Bush has been telling European leaders this week can be
readily summed up: I am not going to do anything about global warming because it
needs more scientific study. But I am going to act urgently to develop a missile defense
system although none have any proven scientific basis and every test so far has failed.
In that odd couple of messages the allies got a fair introduction to the
veritable George W. Bush: a man of strong opinions stubbornly held, in defiance of reason
as most Europeans would define it. They also saw a man of charm, easy in human
relations and adept politically, but with a certitude not earned by experience or

There is a rigidity in George W. Bush, verging on arrogance, that Americans have
seen on a number of issues in his first five months as president. A striking example is
his attitude on the environment. He began by having his environment administrator, Christie Whitman - to
her evident embarrassment - withdraw a Clinton administration rule limiting the amount
of arsenic in drinking water. Then his secretary of agriculture, Ann M. Veneman,
suspended a regulation banning roads in many roadless areas of our national forests.
Those and other moves brought an outcry from Americans who want to protect our
natural surroundings - and protect themselves from dangerous substances.
Many of those who worried were in the suburban districts that voted for Mr. Bush.
The president reacted to the political problem by putting on a show of concern for the
environment. He traveled to the Everglades. He posed amid Sequoia trees in California.
But his real position on the environment has not changed at all. In the Sequoia
appearance he said the federal government must show more deference to
states and private groups in conservation efforts - which is code for scuttling
federal enforcement.

In recent weeks there have been other anti-environment moves. The Army
Corps of Engineers proposed relaxing rules against the destruction of wetlands. The
Forest Service issued draft regulations that would eliminate the priority for ecological
sustainability in forest use plans.

The administration announced that it would, after all, support the Clinton plan for
roadless forest areas. But it quietly made a crucial concession in court to timber and
other interests that had sued against the plan: It conceded that they would suffer
irreparable injury from it.

In short, the emollient Bush words about loving the environment did not match the
reality of the administration's destructive actions. Mr. Bush's position is still based on a
simple proposition: What is good for drillers and developers is good for the country.
That same fixed preference for business now over the health of future generations
underlay his denunciation of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.

But European military experts, environmentalists and many ordinary citizens are not so
polite. They are frightened of George W. Bush.

JT Lewis

Thursday, June 07, 2001 4:14 AM

Subject: patented ceramic technology applicable to SOFC & Molten Carbonate
fuel cells.

Dear Sirs;
I have a client with a specific patented ceramic technology applicable to
SOFC & Molten Carbonate fuel cells.
They are currently interested in arrangements pertaining to licensing, and
perhaps offering a company acquisition option.

Please contact me for more information should you have interest in this
I will put you directly in touch with the companies main point of contact.

Thank you,
Robert Chartier
e mail: rc@videonetproductions.com
Studio: 858-273-4624
Fax: 858-273-1861

Thursday, June 14, 2001 5:29 AM

Renewable Energy

I am in the last subject of a Geography major at a university in Australia.
I was always questioning the behaviour of Uni students as vandals and anarchists.
I am now a senior convert to the cause after extensive reading on the gluttonous behaviour of the 'American way'.
What an innapropriate name for an environmental vandal... "bush"
In Australia that is an affectionate term for the forest.

Steve Peterson

Monday, May 21, 2001 3:05 PM

Subject: world news dumbing down

In the States, where I am from. The media is doing the same thing. 10
years ago, you used to be able to get in-depth documentaries about the people of
Brazil, and other countries that are developing. Now you don't. When they
finally mention Brazil, the media usually show some woman shaking her fat
butt in front of the camera and there is a mention about a riot at a rock
concert of something. Carnival was not even mentioned this year on the news.

The media dosen't even mention the news from first world countries, such as
Germany of England, unless it has something to do with a diet programme or
cosmetic surgery procedure.

Also, there is some evidence out there that some of those reality shows
are rigged. The actor Paul Hogan in an interview quoted "that he saw the
Survivor camp next to a picnic ground when he took his children on a Sunday
picnic." He also said "the people in the encampment were not in any
intermediate danger, because all of the dangerous wild animals were cleared
from the area."

The newspapers are even worse. They are written on a 5th grade level. I can
read through an entire newspaper or magazine in less than 15 minutes.
The media also never mentions the China threat to the west either. The
forced abortions and killing of baby girls is never mentioned.

The internet is full of dumbness also. In some chat rooms, people can't
even form a complete sentence.


Sunday, May 20, 2001 6:00 PM

Just finished Tim Flannery's THE ETERNAL FRONTIER.
Strongly recommend it (some may find the length off-putting.)
Fascinating and heart breaking in light of recent Cheney/Bush energy
pronouncements (which would be amusing for their lack of internal
consistancy if they were not so appalling.)

Mrs. JT Lewis

Friday, May 18, 2001 1:08 AM

Subject: Funding Renewable Energy

Dear Sirs
I am involved with a project to build a community building, in Northumberland.
I am looking for funding bodies who may be able to help with funding for a proposed solar
panel for the building that will provide hot water for changing areas and lighting.
The whole project is around £1m. Can you help in guiding me in the right direction


Saturday, March 03, 2001 4:31 AM

Subject: B-GE:Crimes against Humanity

The way I see it, we should be gearing up to charge Monsanto, et al with Crimes against Humanity.
If our food source becomes so compromised that we are unable to eat it without getting sick, then perhaps they should be
charged with this heinous act.

I don't think it would take much to get people onside for this action.


Saturday, April 21, 2001 10:14 PM

Subject: Porton Down Volunteers

Just read your article about Porton Down.
I was a "volunteer" in 1980, and was a member of the Porton Down volunteers association
as part of the group claim when the government of the day slapped us with the section 10 order.
I have said for ages that we should go to the European courts, but the group sort of drifted apart.

Do you know of any groups or individuals interested in this area?

Many thanks,

Steve Parramore.

Sunday, April 15, 2001 7:22 PM

Andrew K Fletcher (Inventor, scientist, Independent medical researcher)
Summer Haze, 26 Berry Drive
Paignton, Devon,

Tel 01803 524117 Int'l +44 1803524117 Email: Gravity@bun.com


As an independent Scientist and Medical researcher since 1994, I have been
working (without funding), on a completely new theory for circulation within
humans, animals and plants. My discovery was initially in trees. In 1995, I
demonstrated the new paradigm to Forestry Commission Scientists and
journalists, causing water to flow up a single length of open ended tubing
at a cliff in Brixham, Devon, to a height of 78 feet and demolished a three
hundred year old law of physics (Torricelli). The discovery is founded upon
gravity and evaporation. Salts and sugars are concentrated as a result of
evaporation, making the fluids heavier, gravity draws the heavy fluids down
and the less dense fluids are drawn up in a return flow (for every action
there must be a reaction). Anything that interferes with evaporation
(damp/humidity), compromises circulation, when circulation within the human
body is compromised, it causes lethargy and affects feet and hands first!
Since 1994, my efforts have been concentrated on helping people with debilitating illnesses by
tilting the bed in an inclined position, (head raised 5-8 degrees to the
horizontal. Gravity has been shown to be significant in reversing
neurological and non-neuro conditions, non-more compelling than the recent
Carlton TV News coverage of a man walking, after ten years of paralysis due
to a spinal cord injury. (Reporter: Tim Iredale, Carlton TV News, Devon.)

This discovery is simple, true and repeatable and has the most profound
implications for the benefit of mankind.

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