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PRINTED IN 1912 in the American magazine Popular Mechanics:  ‘The furnaces of the world are  now burning about 2,000,000,000 tons of coal a year. When this is burned and uniting with oxygen it adds about 7,000,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere yearly. This tends to make the air a more effective blanket for the earth and raise the temperature. The effect may be considerable in a few centuries’ 

“ONE OF THE greatest dangers to democracy is the growing gap between  those who can win elections and those who can run the state” Henry Kissenger

MODEL T FORD motor cars started rolling off the assembly line in August 1908. The sturdy black four cylinder cars cam in two versions tourer and roaster both retailing at incredibly low prices $825 and $838. Ford’s major backer was Detroit coal dealer Alexander Y Malcolmson .

“JUST BECAUSE you don’t take an interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you” attributed to Pericles

THE GLOBAL wealth gap widened during the Covid pandemic, swelling the ranks of the world’s millionaires by 5.2 million as the rich cashed in on surging stock and house prices. The figures, detailed in the annual Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, capture how emergency interest rate cuts and government stimulus measures often benefited those least in need of state support, helping their assets grow in value despite the economic downturn.

ENGLISH WORKERS began grouping together to improve conditions in their trade from as early as 1130 when the London weavers set up a guild. The bakers followed in 1155, fishmongers in 1272 goldsmiths and drapers in 1364. However the grocers didn’t get themselves organised until 1428.

ADOLPH HITLER came to power on August 19 th 1934 in a landslide vote of confidence receiving the votes of 38 million of the 45.5 million eligible voters

THE CHANGE to the EU regulations come into force in August

Removing the ban on farm feed made of animal remains introduced during the BSE crisis. This to allow cheap pig protein to be fed to chickens because of fears that European farmers are being undercut by lower standards elsewhere.

“WHEN A PROBLEM becomes too difficult, set up a Royal Commission . This bequeaths it to the next generation” – Sir Humphry Appleby Yes Minister

The deadline for the September Star is 4pm Wednesday 25th August 

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Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

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