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JeffG
Posted on: Jan 30 2017, 02:42 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 30 2017, 10:43 AM) *
House!! Luvvies bingo. When one of you lot come across someone who doesn't subscribe to your wood burning stove, hemp trousered ideal first thing you does is start calling peoples racist or in this case a Nazi! Well done, keep reinforce the image.

Well, I have better things to do than argue with the bigots on here. Bye.
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Posted on: Jan 30 2017, 10:20 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Jan 30 2017, 09:54 AM) *
Got it pretty much right as well!

In your opinion.

You don't say who wrote that article. It might help to give some perspective. It sounds like something Piers Morgan would write.
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Posted on: Jan 30 2017, 09:48 AM


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Nobody did anything when a similar person came to power in the 1930s. And look what happened.
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Posted on: Jan 29 2017, 10:16 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Jan 29 2017, 10:13 PM) *
And?

What do you mean "And?" Quite a respectable figure, don't you think? Have you signed yet?
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Posted on: Jan 29 2017, 10:04 PM


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At the time of writing, the petition is approaching 750,000 signatures. At the rate it's increasing it will be over a million in a couple of days...

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

Edit: in the time it took to write this post it got well past that number
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Posted on: Jan 28 2017, 12:05 PM


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The mobile version of Wikipedia looks so weird compared to the normal version.

And where in that article does it say how much she earns?
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Snowflake liberal. Get rid BBC.

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Following the 2016 local elections, a petition on 38 Degrees was begun, which accused Kuenssberg of being biased against the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn, and called for her dismissal.

You can't have it both ways.
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Posted on: Jan 27 2017, 10:01 AM


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QUOTE (blackdog @ Jan 26 2017, 08:13 PM) *
You rarely see anyone speeding in an average speed check stretch of motorway.

True enough - but would such a speed limit on the A34 be enforced with average speed check cameras? I doubt it.
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Posted on: Jan 27 2017, 09:55 AM


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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jan 27 2017, 12:12 AM) *
So the survey is bollox is it?

My wife has been accosted when on her way up the road, doing her thing, dressed like anyone you would see in town. What should she expect?
You have to ask?

The comment made was nothing to do with the survey - it was to do with the woman pictured. I really shouldn't have to explain the connection between a woman dressed perfectly normally (albeit with a headscarf) and ironically repeating a comment made by some bigoted people about ladies who dress less formally.

The comment (joke) was hardly showing a bad attitude - or maybe you just don't get it.
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Posted on: Jan 26 2017, 04:19 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jan 26 2017, 12:24 PM) *
There's a "traffic" option under the "menu" just left of the place name dialog - that brings up live traffic on a google map on my PC browser.

Thanks for that. I did not know that. Looks like traffic is at a standstill at the Andover Road end of Buckingham Road up to the school entrance.

Edit: Oh no - it's the other side of the road, waiting to get out on to the Andover Road.
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Posted on: Jan 26 2017, 04:15 PM


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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jan 26 2017, 01:45 PM) *
Not to be harrased I suppose.
Nice attitude there.

Are you being serious? That was obviously a joke (or irony, if you prefer).
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Posted on: Jan 26 2017, 04:13 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 26 2017, 02:25 PM) *
It's much cheaper employing PCSOs for the basics and I'm sure they do a good job. Interesting though that their chief thinks they are 'more or less Police Officers' - I always thought that was a jibe!

Ha ha. I think he meant "fewer". smile.gif
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Posted on: Jan 26 2017, 10:24 AM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jan 26 2017, 10:16 AM) *
I don't know exactly how it does it by Google Maps on my Android phone pops up traffic adversaries telling me the state of the local traffic - if it's not doing it for you have a look in the app settings and see if you can turn on the feature.

I have a SatNav that does that for me smile.gif I was actually thinking of the PC version, rather than the Android one. While we're on Google Maps, I don't know how we managed before StreetView - if I have to go somewhere new or pick up someone from a house I don't know, I usually check it out first with StreetView so I know what to look out for.
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Posted on: Jan 26 2017, 09:24 AM


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QUOTE (user23 @ Jan 25 2017, 07:23 PM) *
Why not use Google Maps?

Can you point me to the bit of Google maps that reports on traffic incidents?
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Posted on: Jan 23 2017, 11:19 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 23 2017, 09:39 AM) *
Or, over half the country was being forced to remain against their will.

Now you are being nonsensical. There was a referendum. Unsurprisingly, the majority decided the outcome.
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Posted on: Jan 23 2017, 09:27 AM


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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jan 22 2017, 09:43 PM) *
Is there now a situation, whereby those can ill afford a rise in the precept, get dragged into an increase of their outgoings, based on those of the population that said yes, can feel to be 'honorable', can afford to pay the extra, and don't need the financial support required?

You mean like the way nearly half the country was dragged out of the EU against their will? It's just democracy at work, innit?
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Posted on: Jan 22 2017, 12:46 PM


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If I heard correctly this morning, Trump wants to be invited over (unfortunately this probably has to happen) and to play the 9-hole golf course at Balmoral with the Queen watching him. (Probably wants Prince William to caddy for him as well.)
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Posted on: Jan 20 2017, 09:11 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 20 2017, 07:57 PM) *
England must be one of the few nations not liked by its own people. That makes them think other nations don't like themselves either.

I haven't a clue what you mean, and it has nothing to do with my comment. If America turns inwards, withdraws from the climate change agreement, promotes more use of fossil fuels, becomes protectionist, puts up trade barriers and withdraws from foreign involvement then the rest of the world suffers.
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Posted on: Jan 20 2017, 07:49 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 20 2017, 05:21 PM) *
No, Biker, I meant Mussolini!

You really didn't need to explain. smile.gif
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Posted on: Jan 20 2017, 07:47 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Jan 20 2017, 06:04 PM) *
I have to say that if I were a blue collar worker with no job, living in the Rustbelt, on welfare stamps then I would be buoyed up by his speech.

Meanwhile the rest of the world quakes in its collective boots. I don't think I have ever heard a more isolationist speech.
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Posted on: Jan 19 2017, 07:20 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 19 2017, 07:27 AM) *
There was a serious side in that I couldn't initially find the train.

They are long things with wheels and several bits joined together.
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Posted on: Jan 13 2017, 09:03 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jan 12 2017, 03:15 PM) *
Yes, well, London to Penzance only the first 53 miles to Newbury!
That is presuming the pantograph(s) can be lowered and the engines started at speed!

So the "diesels throbbing away" will be irrelevant to Newbury commuters. We discussed the changeover earlier in this thread. I imagine the engines would be started and the pantograph lowered at the last electrified stop.
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Posted on: Jan 12 2017, 02:09 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jan 12 2017, 01:17 PM) *
have a diesel engine throbbing away under most if not all carriages.

After the wires run out, presumably.
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Posted on: Jan 11 2017, 10:49 AM


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QUOTE (gel @ Jan 11 2017, 10:33 AM) *

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In addition to building new fleets, Hitachi will maintain the trains at newly built facilities. By 2020 Hitachi will become one of the largest maintainer of UK trains. In total Hitachi will have 281 trains running on the UK network, carrying millions of passengers along intercity and commuter routes.

It's never going to happen. The unions will still be arguing over who closes the doors.
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Posted on: Jan 8 2017, 04:23 PM


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Thanks for that. I don't do hard copy news these days.

QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 8 2017, 02:31 PM) *
If you don't live in Greenham, don't worry, if you do, you can well afford it.

I thought Greenham was places like Pigeon's Farm and The Nightingales.
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Posted on: Jan 8 2017, 11:37 AM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 8 2017, 08:35 AM) *
Perception is everything!

So is common sense smile.gif
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