Burning Books To Stay Warm

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    Pensioners burn books for warmth

    Hard-up pensioners have resorted to buying books from charity shops and burning them to keep warm.


    Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves.

    Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13ºC in the Scottish Highlands, with the mercury falling to -6ºC in London, -5ºC in Birmingham and -7ºC in Manchester as one of the coldest winters in years continues to bite.




    Pensioners burn books for warmth | Metro.co.uk
     
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    Something to keep warm by while watching BillO
     
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    Not sure how many Brits are watching Fox News.

    What is known is that this winter if proving very cold for a great many people around the world...
     
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    Yeah, not sure Brits are watching FNC. More likely their sister channel, Sky News. ;)

    And...yes, this is one of the coldest winters ever in the northern hemisphere. Heck, I'm in Atlanta where we've seen lows in the single digits and haven't really gotten above freezing in a week. We have a snow storm headed our way for Thursday.

    We've been having *terrible* trouble with global warming as of late. :lol: ;)
     
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    Palins book may keep people warm next winter.
     
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    HARWOOD: "So could these high prices help us?"
    BARACK OBAMA: "I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.
     
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    My goodness, the weather is so much colder this winter that the temperature analomy for November is +0.50, and for December, +0.28. But then again, that is one of them thar global warming liars, Dr. Roy Spencer telling these lies.:lol:

    December 2009 UAH Global Temperature Update +0.28 Deg. C « Roy Spencer, Ph. D.:

    YR MON GLOBE NH SH TROPICS
    2009 1 +0.304 +0.443 +0.165 -0.036
    2009 2 +0.347 +0.678 +0.016 +0.051
    2009 3 +0.206 +0.310 +0.103 -0.149
    2009 4 +0.090 +0.124 +0.056 -0.014
    2009 5 +0.045 +0.046 +0.044 -0.166
    2009 6 +0.003 +0.031 -0.025 -0.003
    2009 7 +0.411 +0.212 +0.610 +0.427
    2009 8 +0.229 +0.282 +0.177 +0.456
    2009 9 +0.422 +0.549 +0.294 +0.511
    2009 10 +0.286 +0.274 +0.297 +0.326
    2009 11 +0.497 +0.422 +0.572 +0.495
    2009 12 +0.280 +0.318 +0.242 +0.503
     
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    :lol:

    That was funny!!!!
     
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    It better warm up in time for the Masters.

    Flying in for some business and going to get to check out the practice rounds. Never been inside Augusta so I am very stoked.
     

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