Thursday, November 03, 2005

Student Accomodation

Housing Housing Housing When is this gonna be on the Agenda!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats in answer to Tony Blair and his Education Eduation Education, mantra. Well when you have an educated person who asks intelligent questions these poor excuse for Socialist try and fob you off with Bulldoody.

Student Accomodation on the whole in Cardiff has been provided by private landlords at least for the past 30 odd years since I was first a student in this city. They have done very nicely out of these Vulnerable Adults, oh yes I class students as Vulnerable Adults.

Now it seems that new flats are being built on a mamoth scale along North road, who owns them FROM WHAT I HEAR ITS A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY. OH CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. WHY OH WHY OH WHY don't they belong to the university and the student union.

They could have brokered the same deal as these private investors, so that when all the loans have been paid and its now in a profit making situation that money might be used to the STUDENTS BENEFIT and not these investors.

For crying out loud the Univesities teach business management courses yet they cannot even manage the business of housing the students. Do you think that Rhodri Morgans government will step in and say that these students are once again being missused for someone elses profit and grant ownership of them to the student union and the univesity. Perhaps I am wrong in this maybe someone else out there will say nope crazydave they are co owned or even entirely owned by the Student Union.

Maybe if some student reads this they will ask the president of the Union whats the score and couldn't the Union have brokered this deal the same as these private investors, if indeed the Union does not own them.

lets hope so. Maybe then this generation of students will make it easier for their children to afford to go to university.

'Education was first promoted as a means of taking kids out of the employment market. they have successfully sold education to the point that now before they ever reach the employment market they are huge sums in debt to Banks' part of a rant at the Assembly members.

Best Wishes to you all

Crazydave (first published nov 05)

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wind power rip off

What with the sustainable water, today as I type these words the wind whistles around the Library. Oh how it blows today 2/11/05.

Last year I wrote a letter to Nicola Hayward Thomas at BBC Radio Wales and James Maiden of Freinds of the Earth, after they had a demo outside the Welsh Assembly. the date of the letter 23/9/04.

In the letter there was mention of the roof rainwater collection systems and also WHY OH WHY OH WHY aren't they making wind harnessing systems for individual homes. The size of satellite dishes. What with all the Technological break throughs surely such a system would be more benificial to the consumer.

Even if they just harnessed enough power to use the roof water systems pumps, let alone anything else. I also wonder what having two such dishes would produce in terms of electical energy, maybe enough to cover the lighting of a home.

WHY OH WHY don't they have the boffins of our universities working on such system. BECAUSE THEY WANT YOU TO CONSUME AND CONSUME AND CONSUME. MORE VAT FOR THE GOVERNMENT, sustainability can go jump in the river huh?

Well talking of the river in the letters I also mentioned the river Taff that flows down through the Valleys of Wales to end up at Cardiff Bay. In the bygone era when our ancestors were more aware of how to harness the energy of the rivers for milling and what ever they had the water wheel. Havent we moved on enough to once again utilise it if just to power the lighting of the Taff trail, and remove the need for supply from the national grid.


Will they put resourses to try out such a Wind Harnessing System similar to the good old weather vains. Catching the wind in what ever way it blows. Maybe only when the people demand it. But will they, do they even care.

The fat cats at the BBC can well afford the eletricity bills that they have, with their £300,000 a year salaries and £90,000 a year bonuses paid for by old age pensioners and others living on minimal incomes.

Its up to you people, I am doing my bit, will you do yours.

Best wishes to you all CRAZYDAVE.

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