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QUOTE (x2lls @ Feb 26 2020, 03:55 AM) *
Has the somewhat jocular attitude changed yet?

Not much, wait! Thinks Haz tickly throat! Oh Noes! Is dyin! Stayz in bed for two weekz.
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 24 2020, 09:35 PM) *
I commute but have a job and a position that means I only have to spend 2 to 3 days a week in the office. And the days that I WFH I am more productive. My firm know this and encourage people to use today's collaborative tools like MS Teams. I am lucky though to be in a job where this is possible.

Yeah, all very well but, you haven't got a mate with a truck, have you.
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Posted on: Feb 24 2020, 07:01 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Feb 24 2020, 06:02 PM) *
A34? Seems a bit extreme to join the M3 north.

You're right, after all it's not like people weren't taken by surprise by the roads system when they moved here was it. And let's not forget when your mate need to save some time getting his truck to Basingstoke.
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Posted on: Feb 24 2020, 05:34 PM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Feb 24 2020, 05:28 PM) *
Whose moaning? I'm not, I already live near Thatcham Station and like quite a few neighbours quite see the point of a bridge. The trouble is, the older residents think that Thatcham is still a village; it isn't its a suburb of Newbury, just like Greenham, Wash Common, Shaw etc. Of course there were green fields at one time, as there was even in Central Reading years ago. Newbury isn't exactly a jobs hub is it? So those of us who work for a living need easy access to Basingstoke and the M3 just like my mate's firm needs to be able to get its HGVs that way too.

A34.
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Posted on: Feb 23 2020, 03:35 PM


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Don't see it myself, you'd need to build a bridge over the river, another one over the canal and then a third one over the RR.
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Posted on: Feb 23 2020, 01:25 PM


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Where do you cross th canal then? It's at its furthest from the RR at colthrop. Do cross both with one span would mean a massive bridge. Unless bin looking vat the wrong OS map, very likely 🤔
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Posted on: Feb 14 2020, 11:57 PM


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It took the Chinese two weeks to build a hospital, traffic lights at Hambridge? Six months, I drove through there last week, normal stuff, traffic up the wazzoo and a man in a digger with his feet up and reading a paper. Brilliant, the UK in microcosm.
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Posted on: Feb 14 2020, 03:10 PM


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Couldn't make it up could you. In for four more years of the moderate left rioting and screaming "not my president"!
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Posted on: Feb 5 2020, 02:34 AM


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Love him or hate him

Donald Trump said "we have created seven million jobs" and that the unemployment rate was the lowest in half a century.
Fact,
Since Mr Trump took office in January 2017, almost 6.7 million jobs have been added. Jobs have been added every month dating back to October 2010, when President Obama was in office.

The unemployment rate for December was 3.5%. This is the lowest level in 50 years - it last dropped to 3.5% in December 1969.

Also,
Donald said unemployment rates among African Americans had reached record lows.
Fact,
The African-American unemployment rate hit 5.5% in September 2019, the lowest rate recorded since the US Labor Department started collecting these statistics, in 1972.

So, not too shabby then.
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Posted on: Feb 1 2020, 08:51 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 1 2020, 08:32 PM) *
Us thick brexiteers dont do facts fella. Surely you know that?
Though I did predict Trump, Boris and Brexit.
Next up.... a global pandemic. Maybe not Corona but something else like bird flu... gonna happen. It's a cert. It's in certain peoples "interests"...

Just out of interest, what size tinfoil hat do you take?
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Posted on: Feb 1 2020, 03:23 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jan 31 2020, 10:32 PM) *
Lots of folk never made it to hospital in wuhan...thousands dead fella.

More hyperbole, "The death toll from the new virus, which is officially called 2019-nCov, now stands at 259. "

Still, don't let facts get in your way. 😁
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Posted on: Jan 31 2020, 11:00 PM


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5.4.3.2.1. and we're out! 🥳🥳🥳
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Posted on: Jan 31 2020, 05:16 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jan 31 2020, 01:46 PM) *
Very doubtful that a surgical mask would offer little more than basic protection from a virulent pathogen. I would be more concerned over the public's laissez faire attitude to seasonal flu vaccination than a hypothetical threat from yet another asian respiratory disease.

Mind you I have been wrong before.......... rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Nope you're right. And the flu will kill far more people than this ever will, as will smoking and obesity. Still, fills newspapers
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Posted on: Jan 30 2020, 12:04 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jan 29 2020, 09:42 PM) *
Depends where you are going...you may be in quarantine for 2 weeks when you get back...🤣🤣

Just Dusseldorf.
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Posted on: Jan 29 2020, 07:34 PM


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Just two days left,. sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif , flying out tomorrow, wonder if they'll let me in again? Hmmm. biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Jan 27 2020, 05:41 PM


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Wcmut? Tickets for Dusseldorf! Yay! Boat show here I come. Love it.
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Posted on: Jan 18 2020, 10:59 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Jan 15 2020, 11:44 PM) *

Very funny mate. Got rid of the mothership yet?
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Posted on: Jan 18 2020, 10:34 AM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Jan 18 2020, 09:37 AM) *
That is indeed a tale of woe. I thought that I was having a bad week due to my washer dryer breaking and scratching the passenger side of my car on a lamppost but I think that you might have managed to trump that.

How did your washer dryer manage to scratch your car on a lamppost? Is it even insured to drive your car?
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Posted on: Jan 14 2020, 05:12 PM


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Just saw some tumbleweed blow past.
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Posted on: Jan 11 2020, 10:26 AM


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Thanks biker. Good Christmas?
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Posted on: Jan 8 2020, 01:52 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jan 8 2020, 01:12 PM) *
You'll enjoy it. Coincidentally off to Tintern on Sunday for a walk along the Wye Valley. I'm guessing you've read the Wolfe Hall books. I saw that number 3 is due anytime soon.

I'm sure most people are aware but just in case Wolf / Wolfe / Wulfe hall (or rather the site of) is just down the road adjacent to Burbage? On a similar historical note that Hamstead Park was the childhood home of William Marshall, Marshall of all England and the Great House that stood there was visited by Henry VIII.
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Posted on: Jan 8 2020, 11:36 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jan 8 2020, 11:24 AM) *
They stayed consistent in that they would only support a version that met their 6 tests. Don’t forget our current PM voted against the May deal. If you simplify things you’ll always get the answer you want, but the truth is more nuanced.

Page 24 of Labour's 2017 general election manifesto, which helped the party gain 21 seats and increase its vote share by 10%, again pledged to "accept the referendum result".

The 'six tests' came later and had nothing to do with the referendum, only with the 'deal', an issue which was not under consideration in the referendum and was an attempt by labour to defeat the government.

However, take your childish attempt to derail this thread somewhere else, please.
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Posted on: Jan 4 2020, 08:34 PM


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Difficult one,

For me,

Cormack McCarthy
John Connolly For his outstanding American noir.
Stuart McBride Pure Scottish gore / comedy police novels

Honorable mention to either
Bill Bryson
or
Bernard Cornwall for his Lord of the North series.
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Posted on: Jan 3 2020, 12:47 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jan 2 2020, 08:37 PM) *
To add, I read The Testament a while back and really enjoyed it. I haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale, but I’ve read quite a few of hers. Oryx £
& Crake was very good.

So, who are your three most favorite authors (and why?)
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Posted on: Dec 30 2019, 01:20 AM


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Wcmut?
https://youtu.be/f2zJ8vaB5jo
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