the man who made up all the westminster child abuse allegations has now been convicted. it was at one time the internet rumour of choice for some posters on here - some even claimed to know secret stuff about it. what has come out today is that the convicted man (also himself now a convicted paedophile) was, when operation midland was on-going, a nspcc volunteer who went into schools on their behalf. bit embarrassing that.
can lightning hit a football pitch which is surrounded by very tall stands and pylons (with presumably lightning conductors)? don't those structures attract any lightening? they've just suspended the chile sweden game because of lightning - but wouldn't the pitch be a pretty safe place to be?
come on, equality and all that - and it's the only footy we'll get for the next month or so. we should generate some interest and enthusiasm on here - allocate teams as we did for the men's world cup. if 24 people reply to this thread I'll do a random draw and allocate teams. or not. sod it, i'm looking forward to it.
there was more than 24 of us in the end (I think I've included everyone who replied to the thread) so I started a second round of a draw and there's some doubling up. equally therefore late comers can still be included.
…. drum roll... and the draw is:
Bluebadger Chile Coastal Blue Scotland Clapham Junction Jamaica C.HealyisApleasure Thailand Footers China Ryorry Netherlands Ramsey Robson France The Romford Blue Argentina SitfcB Japan lowhouseblue Brazil CaptainAhab South Africa Superblue95 England Marshalls_Mullet Australia Swansea_Blue Italy SpruceMoose Canada Tractordownsouth Sweden Deano69 South Korea Linhdi Nigeria Brazil1982 Germany J2Blue USA Never_lose_the_faith Cameroon Jeera New Zealand Flimflam Spain Portmanroadblue Spain Mos Italy Nthsuffolkblue Netherlands BanksterDebtSlave England Basingstokeblue South Korea SamWhiteUK Norway Hoppy Scotland
this is fascinating* - uk co2 emissions at lowest level since 1888. the pattern of energy consumption is unrecognisable since 130 years ago, plus population growth, so it seems incredible that co2 emissions are at a similar level. per capita emissions are at the level of 1858. can these figures be right?