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Cognosco
Posted on: Aug 13 2017, 09:19 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 13 2017, 09:52 AM) *
The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.


Probably because our two decrepit local authorities are getting more secretive! rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 09:26 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 5 2017, 08:13 PM) *
So, it seems that our local Councillors feel that we have no money to properly refurbish the Council's Waterside Centre, so they are looking for a partner to develop the place for them. Assurances that it will be 'for the benefit of the community' have been given.

Isn't it rather odd to be told we can't find a few bob for a lick of paint and a tidy round, when we can find the cash to build a splendid new cafe pavilion just yards away in a presently green park.

Surely something seriously amiss here?


Come on we have to finance the New Jack O' Newbury bronze, can't have it all you know! rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Jun 11 2017, 10:36 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 11 2017, 11:33 AM) *
The position of any particular cruel activity on a cruelty scale, doesn't in my view mean that it should be permisable. That is to say, how cruel an activity is compared to another doesn't justify it.

I see the hunting bill as a class war bill, but that doesn't mean it wasn't credible; however, I do agree there are bigger issues reguards animal welfare than hunting with hounds.


It may be a good thing St. Theresa was given a bloody nose or we may have ended up with the Tories bringing back hunting the Peasants again! rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Jun 11 2017, 10:33 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 11 2017, 10:46 AM) *
I wanna take sides, but I'm struggling to understand what the argument is?


As has been the case for hundreds of years religious ideologies are being discussed. Computer says "no solutions are available!"
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Posted on: Jun 5 2017, 06:14 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 4 2017, 09:20 PM) *
Go hug a terrorist. I have already suggested ways. You chose to ignore them. Cos it suits your agenda. You can come back again if you like as I know you have to have the last word. The pub bore.


You have failed to suggest ways to identify future terrorists and just resort to insults as usual.
I even agreed to round up these terrorists with you if you were able to explain how to identify them. You completely failed to do so.
You insult the security services and police by suggesting they have failed in their duties by not rounding up these terrorists as you imply it is very easy to identify them before they committed these atrocities.

Unless these individuals make clear and dangerous threats, and of course not many are going to do that, I certainly would not be able to detect one walking through any of our town's and cities.

If you have a system to detect them then please get in touch with the security services as they need as much assistance as possible instead of your implying they have failed in your eyes by not rounding them up.

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Posted on: Jun 4 2017, 08:09 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 4 2017, 08:52 PM) *
Where have I said all Muslims? You said that.


Read my last post again!

That was how I interpreted your reply, hence the "is that correct" which is why I asked you to clarify?

Do try to answer the queries given rather than try to obfuscate with a non answer.

All I am trying to elucidate is how do you identify and round up those who you think will be going to commit these terrible types of atrocities. If you can demonstrate how to do this you will have my full backing plus the gratitude of most Britain's.
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Posted on: Jun 4 2017, 07:42 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 4 2017, 07:34 PM) *
I'd start with anyone practicing shariah. Thats normally a good indicator. Oh and those holding up placards with things like "death to the infidels" and "make London Londonistan" Also anyone returning from a "holiday" to places like Somalia, Libya, or an extended trip to Turkey. Oh and yes profiling works.

Then Id insist on CCTV and sound in all the mosques.

It may impinge on freedoms but its a small price to pay.


So what you are suggesting is round up all Muslims, is that a correct interpretation?

And how do you know someone has been on holiday in those countries you have listed if they first go to another country and then back to another EUropean country before coming back to Britain?

I am not disagreeing with the idea of rounding up terrorists but trying to demonstrate it is not quite as easy as you are implying. If you can demonstrate just how easy it is I feel sure the security services, police and the General public at large will be very grateful indeed.
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Posted on: Jun 4 2017, 06:17 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 4 2017, 06:45 PM) *
You would rather wait to see if someone commits an atrocity rather than apprehend them before? And Im sure you'd be the first trying to get them released as they hadn't killed anyone just yet.


Just answer the question asked. How do you identify someone who is going to commit an atrocity?
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Posted on: Jun 4 2017, 05:31 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 4 2017, 05:15 PM) *
MI5 know who they are and they sure aint burglars. Just so I get this right your solution to the problem is...

1. Get rid of Nuclear weapons
2. Dont interfere in any foreign war no matter what the circumstances
3. Disarm the Police
4.Wait for these poor misunderstood people to tire themselves out killing people before arresting them

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Where did you get the idea that the above you have quoted are my solutions??? huh.gif
show me where I have stated that please?

If MI5 knew who they are why have they been allowed to commit these atrocities, are you saying MI5 are not doing their job properly? huh.gif

I was certainly not disagreeing with dealing severely with any terrorists just pointing out that it would be very difficult to round "them" up as you say when you are unable to identify "them"?

Please explain how you identify someone who is going to commit a terrorist act from someone who is not? huh.gif



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Posted on: Jun 4 2017, 03:46 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 4 2017, 01:41 PM) *
Agreed. This will just continue. You can't negotiate woth people who want to die. Round them up and where evidence is found, get rid. And tell the human rights lawyers to do one.


But exactly who are you going to round up? huh.gif Until they, whoever they are, commit some offense then how are you going to detect them it would appear that those that have committed these atrocious acts were actually born in Britain as far as I am aware??

It's the same as saying round up all the burglars but until they have burgled or stating they are going to burgle who are you going to round up. Just wish it was that easy to say round them up and it was that easy to say who "they" are!
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Posted on: Jun 4 2017, 12:39 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jun 4 2017, 08:54 AM) *
Cllr Billy Drummond is claiming in a newsletter that GPC will be saving the tax-payer money by moving the parish office into the Tower of Control and paying rent to the third-party operating company. I'm wondering though whether there will be any saving here as I wasn't aware that GPC currently rented a parish office anywhere else, and it's hardly a saving if they pay rent on a room in the ToC when they already own it. What it looks like is a cynical ploy to help the ToC look solvent on paper by subsidising it on the sly.


Spin, smoke and mirrors from a very minor parish council? This has the prints of Swift Half all over it. rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: May 21 2017, 04:38 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 21 2017, 05:11 PM) *
£250,000? Blimey, you could run to Newbury Town Council ceremonial mayor for two years for that and still have change for another flag pole.


You would have to add a wedge to that figure to allow for the rise in inflation though! rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: May 5 2017, 05:26 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 4 2017, 08:23 PM) *
It looks like Stan Green has been overwhelming the NTC with FOI requests ... poor things!

http://newburyobserver.co.uk/council-chief...iner-by-mistake



Not another vexatious candidate? Would it not be more practical to label all precept payers vexatious, unless they are members of the club of course? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: May 2 2017, 08:19 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 2 2017, 09:14 PM) *
Yes like to this idiot: http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick...er-policy-cost/

There is absolutely no way I can vote for a party that has someone as incompetent as this person.


I think politicians are like slugs and snails, just what is the point of them? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Apr 15 2017, 03:29 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Apr 15 2017, 02:58 PM) *
Oh yes, set it off nicely.

What about some nice uniforms for the museum Guides? I'm sure funds would run to a gold braided one for the Council Chair, who will doubtless have a ceremonial oversight role once it's open.

Mind, with what's going on Worldwide right now, the Yanks might want it back in short order Perhaps JS-H knew all along?


Shame the runway has gone it would save a lot of lorry transports carrying all the cheese and ham for the wedges that will be needed to be sold to cover the running costs, they could have flown them in? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Apr 15 2017, 07:23 AM


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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Apr 14 2017, 11:51 AM) *
Because in the great scheme of things it does not matter. JSH is back where he was - and no doubt it will be trebles all round.

Personally, I'm waiting for the CT to be finished. I can then buy it at a knock down price, fully refurbished with tax payer cash - shortly after the cafe & museum closes due to financial unviability.


Oh yea of little faith? All the thousands of customers that are going to flock to the New Vicky Park cafe, even in winter, will surely trudge up to Greenham afterwards for another wedge and a brew to see two of Newbury's main attractions won't they? Yes Swift Half has invested Greenham precept payers wisely that is why there are no complaints from them obviously? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mar 26 2017, 04:57 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Mar 26 2017, 04:49 PM) *
Bit to notice, "reports suggest" no facts, no evidence, more opinion.


It's like everything else, it all works until someone breaks the rules!

Queuing works until someone tries to push in etc.

Unless all cars are driver less then I fail to see how the roads will cope?
It's like at the moment you have to allow for the Lycra louts on bikes ignoring traffic signage and red lights.
If driver less cars have to give way to all those who are breaking the rules then they are not going to travel far very are they? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mar 26 2017, 11:45 AM


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QUOTE (blackdog @ Mar 26 2017, 10:35 AM) *
The 1975 referendum showed a large (35%) majority in favour of joining the common market. 40 years later a second referendum showed a narrow (4%) majority in favour of leaving. If a 35% majority can be reassessed after 40 years then a 4% majority should be reassessed far sooner.

I happen to think that the decision to leave is the fatally flawed one, but my point was not about whether we should have a third referendum just that to turn a general election into one was a mad idea.

I am, however, intrigued by leavers' fear of a second referendum - if the case for leaving is as good as they say they should be confident of an even larger majority in a second vote.


I see the major flaw of stating we will have a referendum after negotiations will be that the Europe negotiators will ensure that we have a very poor deal to ensure that the UK electorate will not accept it? Do we then keep on negotiating and having referendums? huh.gif
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Posted on: Mar 26 2017, 06:56 AM


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QUOTE (blackdog @ Mar 26 2017, 12:36 AM) *
He could have turned up, voted against it and the result would have been the same.


It emphasises the reason why a Councillor should not represent two parishes¡
If Greenham people are against and Newbury for and he votes no and yes or abstains or in this case does not even bother to turn up then he is not representing the electorate surely? huh.gif
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Posted on: Mar 25 2017, 08:56 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Mar 25 2017, 08:51 PM) *
A wink, a nod, a brown envelope.


So Swift Half able to state he did not vote for approval to Greenham precept payers! How convenient! rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mar 25 2017, 08:00 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Mar 25 2017, 06:20 PM) *
Swift-Hook isn't on the NTC planning committee, though he is a named substitute so he can sit on the committee in the place of another members who can't make it. When the planning committee met to discuss the new Sandleford primary school (Highwood Primary) on 6 March Lib Dem Cllrs Day and Gardner didn't turn up and they should have arranged for substitutes, but neither of the Lib Dem substitutes, Cllrs Vickers & Swift-Hook, turned up either. The other Lib Dem on the committee, Cllr O’Keeffe, supported the plans, but she isn't a members of GPC.


So nodded through with a wink then? cool.gif
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Posted on: Mar 25 2017, 04:36 PM


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I see according to the NWN that Greenham Parish Council has objected to the new Primary School at Sandleford.

Newbury Town Council has approved.

Swift Half has stated he agrees he believes it is a ploy to ease in approval for the Sandleford housing development.

So how does it work when voting as he sits on Newbury Town Council and Greenham Parish Council? Has he voted against the school whilst sitting on Newbury Town Council?

Or is it a case of when voting it's No No Yes Yes depending what Council meeting he is attending? huh.gif

Or just a case of saying whatever the audience he is talking to want to hear? cool.gif
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Posted on: Mar 19 2017, 04:02 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Mar 19 2017, 08:38 AM) *
Cyclists are entitled to ride three or four abreast (not that I've ever seen more than two).


You don't get out much then? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mar 14 2017, 10:16 AM


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QUOTE (Blake @ Mar 14 2017, 12:28 AM) *
Does anyone have any conclusive data on NOX emissions locally?


Go steady Blake this is the second time of asking............you could end up being declared vexatious? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mar 13 2017, 08:52 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Mar 13 2017, 07:50 PM) *
Deal!! We can roll the hay into midterm negotiations anyway.


Ok done how soon can you start? If needs be mid term we can raise council tax as it will be for a special cause! rolleyes.gif
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