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Andy Capp
Posted on: Sep 22 2017, 09:02 PM


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Newbury trains on P12B is not funny you waste of steel and diesel!
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Sep 19 2017, 06:41 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 19 2017, 01:07 PM) *
Have you ever stopped to think how much meat is produced for the pet trade ? Every dog , cat , reptile, fish, etc eats meat . It is estimated that the UK pet population is around 54 million and apart from the odd stick insect they are all omnivorous .
Now if you choose to be vegetarian then that's fine but to impose such a diet on Fido is as inhumane as the process we are discussing .

As far as this topic being aired before , I make no apologies for raising it again . Some things are far to important to overlook as visited before . angry.gif

I never suggested impossing anything, but my statement remains. I believe the next great animal welfare debate will be pets; we have too many.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Sep 19 2017, 11:25 AM


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Stop eating so much meat would be a start.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Sep 6 2017, 08:30 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Sep 6 2017, 06:08 AM) *
So making an example of a poor deformed apple, which will probably be chopped and eaten, both fine and laughable? I disagree.

QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Sep 6 2017, 07:23 AM) *
It's a 'Tory' thing.

I think the treehuggers have touched a nerve! tongue.gif
  Forum: Newbury News · Post Preview: #117043 · Replies: 14 · Views: 828

Andy Capp
Posted on: Sep 4 2017, 12:45 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Sep 3 2017, 10:23 AM) *
It was hilarious. Scruffy talentless scrounger.

Hardly an adult reaction in front of families with young children; albeit funny.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 25 2017, 08:06 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 25 2017, 08:52 AM) *
Like they say , there is " nowt as queer as folk ". With knowledge being more accessible than at any time previous , the general ignorance of the populace is frightening .

You can take a horse to water...
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 23 2017, 11:46 AM


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Is cruelty real, or just a human construct? Should we worry about being cruel? What difference does it make? Perhaps we are all just bags of transitional energy with a sense of our own over importance?
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Posted on: Aug 23 2017, 07:23 AM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 23 2017, 07:03 AM) *
I'm sorry but I make a distinction between a soldier who kills in the line of duty and a terrorist; it's essentially the same difference. Arguably comes down to self; is what is being done for self or for and on behalf of others. So, industrial farming, just so I can chisel more profit for me isn't acceptable.

Bomber Command operated 'in the line if duty'.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 23 2017, 12:28 AM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 22 2017, 09:33 PM) *
I'd argue recreational hunting, simply because it is deliberate and otherwise unjustified cruelty. Yes, hunting to kill is often seen as necessary to eliminate what is considered vermin, but that can be, and is otherwise done ad humanly as possible.

What about industrial farming? What about lamb meat, or £3 chicken, or cold milk for your coffee. All based around exploiting our enjoyment of eating animal produce. And woe betide the butcher who may enjoy his job.

Yes I think recreational hunting is cruel, but I believe our love of eating meat and dairy is too. Something we do on such a scale, it is believed to contribute to global environmental damage.

I don't believe It is humane to kill a healthy creature that doesn't want to die. I certainly wouldn't call it civilised.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 22 2017, 07:24 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 22 2017, 05:18 PM) *
Quite right, but it still doesn't justify cruelty to other species anymore than claiming it's OK to belt your partner because the bloke next door does.

Again, i agree, but what is not cruel about killing something that doesnt want to die? Which activity do you think brings the greatest amount of cruelty: recreational hunting or or industrial farming?
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 22 2017, 06:19 AM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 18 2017, 10:30 AM) *
....and having rules to try and control human nature is civilisation!

Correct, but even the civilised only eat that which runs away.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 17 2017, 07:27 PM


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That's nature, that is.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 16 2017, 09:02 PM


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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Aug 16 2017, 09:39 AM) *
and this, last word

Addictive, isn't it? wink.gif
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 15 2017, 05:45 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 15 2017, 04:45 PM) *
I rather like the way comments can be addressed to specific comments and nest, so that a discussion can go off at something of a tangent without derailing the thread as a whole. FB also makes it really easy to post images as it hosts the image itself, and I like the way it renders a preview of links too. It's a better medium for discussion IMHO.

What I don't like about Facebook:
Searching for comments is tiresome.
You can't format text.
It is no less 'quarrelsome'. In fact I think it is more so than on here or other forums.
Profanity is rife.
Can't quote.
Fragmented debates due to being able to reply to individual replies.
Topics can quickly disappear off the foot of the page.

I think Facebook is a glorified messageboard than a forum.
  Forum: Newbury News · Post Preview: #116941 · Replies: 68 · Views: 8,251

Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 15 2017, 05:33 PM


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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Aug 15 2017, 02:28 PM) *
Like this one

...and this! tongue.gif
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 15 2017, 11:49 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 15 2017, 09:34 AM) *
Been fighting that battle on here for years SirW.
Good luck, although I have to admit things have improved on here from that aspect lately.
Perhaps due to the diminished number of contributors? unsure.gif

And therefore fewer daft/antogonisitc posts! tongue.gif

There will also be an element of people 'understanding' one another.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 14 2017, 10:52 PM


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While Facebook has good reach, it is a rubbish platform for debate.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 13 2017, 08:52 AM


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The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 11 2017, 07:33 PM


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There was an interesting article on TV last about the folley of adherence to escalating GDP.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 09:29 PM


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The same kind of reassurance the West Berkshire Council CEO made about Newbury football club.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 09:23 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 5 2017, 08:04 PM) *
Mind we've no room to gloat, didn't we do the same to England's old and massive oaks to build Nelson's navy?

Back when Britain was 'Great'?
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Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 09:04 PM


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Irritatingly, NWN are inaccurate with their headline: "Newbury community building will not be sold, council says."

No they didn't, they said: “It is the intention that the building will remain for community use".

So contrary to the headline, there has been no assurance at all that it won't be sold.

I don't like to slag-off the NWN, but on this the NWN headline is bovine excrement.
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Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 10:41 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Aug 4 2017, 12:16 AM) *

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west....
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Posted on: Jul 27 2017, 05:01 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jul 26 2017, 11:53 PM) *
Now forgive me for being a snob but I buy free range chicken. The idea of buying a chicken reared in substandard battery farms before being dipped in Chlorine is hardly appealing. It may end up in some dodgy kebab or other fast food restaurant but I wont be eating any of that *****. I think the yanks will find that the Britsh people in general won't touch it with a bargepole.

I've eaten worse.
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Posted on: Jul 25 2017, 09:51 PM


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And no body has gone to gaol!
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