Daily archives: April 24, 2006

Heavensent 1.5

Nil Garran was paying tithe to the hidden army. It was his way of resisting, easier and safer than taking up a weapon. He went about his business as usual, letting the occupying armies take his products at their starvation level prices and demand the occasional tribute.

They didn’t know just how fertile the land was, so could not tell that the fields never yielded all the soil fruit they should. Some of the trees in the wild orchard were half bare before harvest began. The land fowl were free to roam, so he could not know how many nested where he did not look, and the water fowl were not his to worry about.

Somewhere in the forests the soldiers had their hidden communities. They guarded the tracks, guns, bomb lobbers and stonks that the Southerners could not account for despite the supposed rout of the Northern armies. They all waited, biding their time, ready to rise up when the time was right. Just like the god king sleeping in his silver tower in the far North. But Gorran didn’t believe in the god king. The god king didn’t steal his tubers.

Heavensent 1.6
Heavensent 1.4
Heavensent 1.1

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Clever trikes and Cameron

The two aren’t connected beyond a declared aim of cutting traffic pollution, but I thouight I’d lump them together.

The Clever is a tilting trike powered by compressed natural gas. It’s the result of EU funded research to give car companies something to think about.

The three-year, £1.5m EU-funded research project aimed to produce a totally different class of private motor vehicle specifically designed for the urban environment.

“The only solutions at the moment are motorbikes or cars” said Ben Drew, a research officer at the University of Bath, one of the institutions involved in the project.


Meanwhile, mister “vote blue, go green” wants to see the return of school buses to combat the school run, and a reduction in carbon emissions from new cars. The thought of voting Tory makes me go green for completely different reasons. All this point scoring over Priuses (Prii?) just reminds me that the Lib Dems have been the only of the three main parties to have been touting eco policies since before they became trendy.

(Meanwhile, the BBC stole the car from one of its reporters to see what it would be like to live without petrol.)

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