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The Hatter
Posted on: Jun 14 2019, 08:02 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jun 14 2019, 08:01 PM) *
There’s degrees of hypocrisy. Taking a pension from an organisation whose life’s “work” and raison d’etre it is to undermine is about as shocking as it’s possible to get for hypocrisy. So Abbott sending her son to a private school is arguably hypocrisy, but a strong argument can be put to defend it. Farage’s only defence is to make up some nonsense about them trying to take it off him.


Nonsense. You are confusing the European Psrliament as a commercial firm, it isn't. If it has any claim at all to being a representative democracy, then like it or not Farage had and continues to fulfil his elected role properly. A sizeable number in the UK want to exit the EU and have wanted to for many years - Farage represents them. Frankly, paying him is rather more defendable than paying a good few other of our MEPs. Ms Abbott on the other hand represents a party who have a fundamental belief in state education. Most would be hard put to find any justification for her using the private system for her children. Her actions are true hypocracy.
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Posted on: Oct 17 2018, 06:46 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Oct 16 2018, 08:34 PM) *
The wonders of electrification:

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Slough all lines are blocked.
Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 120 minutes. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.



What a complete utter shower!


Still going on this morning. Electrification just brings another excuse.
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Posted on: Oct 17 2018, 06:43 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Oct 16 2018, 10:03 PM) *
VisitBritain reckons that tourism linked to royal residences such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle adds up to 2.7 million visitors a year.

And a consultancy called Brand Finance estimated in 2017 that the monarchy’s annual contribution to the UK economy to be around £1.8bn a year, drawing in an additional £550m of tourism revenues a year, and an increase in trade, from the Royal Family acting as ambassadors, supposedly worth £150m a year.


The truth is that they came to see the historic buildings and the history. Just as the Russians found, the draw is the Hermitage, not the Czar. A lesson for us wink.gif
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Posted on: Oct 16 2018, 06:46 PM


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Foreign tourists don't come here to see the Royal family anymore than we go to Sweden to see theirs.
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Posted on: Oct 16 2018, 06:01 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 16 2018, 05:20 PM) *
I again disagree. I am suggesting that many catholic priests are paedophiles because of their religion. I am suggesting to you that they join the church, and see it happening and over time it becomes normalised. So they end up being the same way. You can't deny that there is a disproportionate amount of it happening in churches and they only exist to control swathes of people and serve no other purpose, I maintain that it's more than a casual link.

Where's your evidence that grooming gangs are connected by the church/synagogue/mosque? Was your question, are you seriously trying to suggest that the widely publicised problems with kiddy fiddling within religious quarters are just conicedence? Doesn't the quoran talk about Mohammeds 6 year old bride?

On the same basis, you must also be calling for the abolition of the BBC. A lot of highly paid people took advantage of their position and abused under aged girls as well as boys? They claim it's being cleaned up but as we are hearing it is institutionalised in the entertainment industry.
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Posted on: Oct 12 2018, 03:23 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 12 2018, 01:24 PM) *
No, but the hierarchy are more than happy to cover it up and we know that. We also know that the hierarchy have taken part in it. So whilst it might not be in the bible, it is certainly prolific within the church.


Presumably the same applies to the Football Association, the NHS, the BBC, the Liberal Democrats..........
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Posted on: Oct 11 2018, 03:16 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Oct 11 2018, 03:59 PM) *
"Aisha's age at the time of her marriage is frequently mentioned in Islamic literature. According to Sunni hadith sources, Aisha was six or seven years old when she was married to Muhammad in Mecca. The marriage was consummated after the Hegira to Medina, when she had reached the age of nine or ten years old. Many scholars interpret this to indicate that she reached puberty at this age.For example, Sahih al-Bukhari states that Aisha narrated that "the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old."

There is I believe a saying, "The fruit don't fall far from the tree".


Add a year and it could have been done legally here, plus the Aristos, including the Royals married a earlier. Presumably that was OK because they were British. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted on: Oct 11 2018, 10:43 AM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 11 2018, 09:08 AM) *
Fish some believe are not sentient as youv'e already mentioned, insects are another good source of protein. Laboratory grown meat is on the cards too.


There has been a lot of research and it's becoming quite clear that fish are sentient. Insects too, but in a different way. I've a hypocritical friend who is vegetatian, works in a University sealife reasearch department, well into sealife intelligence, but still eats seafood. Even worse, he goes course fishing, throwing the fish whose mouths he had mutilated back.
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Posted on: Oct 11 2018, 07:25 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Oct 10 2018, 11:03 PM) *
I disagree. The last time I checked human beings had both incisors and molars which made us.... Omnivores. This means we are meant to eat both veg and meat. If we do have to eat meat then the animal we are eating should be given a good a life as possible and then dispatched in the quickest and most pain free way. Until such time as meat can be produced from none sentient beings (that is not far away) then this is a necessary evil. When meat is produced from none sentient beings then I guess our future selves wil look upon us as murdering evil bstds. But then looking back is easy to criticise.


Don't understand this at all. What is a non sentient being? Presumably plants, but who are we to say plants don't feel pain? Some people believe that fish don't feel pain, so we still have the barbaric sport of angling.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2018, 08:30 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 8 2018, 08:56 AM) *
Spartacus certainly has shed a lot of light on some of things that have happened in South Africa so thanks for injecting a bit of fact based knowledge into the forum!


Or was just stating the obvious. What nation state hasn't started by taking the land from who was already there! Strange isn't it that those who hanker after the British Empire are often the very ones wanting to free us from Europe to get our Sovereginty back.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2018, 08:24 PM


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QUOTE (x2lls @ Oct 10 2018, 07:33 PM) *
It is just staggering how high a percentage of the human race is so deluded. sad.gif


laugh.gif Everyone is out of step except me!
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Posted on: Sep 29 2018, 05:51 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 28 2018, 10:32 PM) *
The seats are fine for me. They are designed to improve posture.
Also the air con is better and I understand the wi fi is considerably improved. Oh and the track will soon be fully electrified which is both green and a lot less noisy.

I agree that the lack of drivers and delays are inconvenient to say the least but you do have to point out where improvements are being made.


Customer service hasn't improved and electrification won't cure that air con and wi-fi aren't going to help when basic service isn't being delivered.
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Posted on: Sep 27 2018, 07:20 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Sep 27 2018, 07:53 AM) *
I’m not even 6 feet tall yet the shape of the back rest is wrong for me and it forces me to bow my back, it is horrendous. I doubt I could sit in one from Newbury to London.


An earlier post says the seats were specified by the Transport Department. What you've found shows that they aren't fit for purpose and the Train Companies should have at least been campaigning to get them changed. That's the whole trouble with the set up, no one will take responsibility and everyone is just on the make.
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Posted on: Sep 27 2018, 05:47 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 27 2018, 05:01 AM) *
Renationalisation will just give the Unions the green light to strike every poxy few weeks.


Haven't you noticed they are on strike every few weeks now!
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Posted on: Sep 26 2018, 07:21 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Sep 26 2018, 05:01 PM) *
The problem for me may soon be fixing itself.

However, the seats are seriously uncomfortable for me; there’s no way I could endure long distance in one.


Glad you might have a fix. It's concerning about the seats; the trains and the upgrades have cost a huge amount and if they can't get the basics right, the money is wasted. Looks as if the railway people don't think customer.
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Posted on: Sep 26 2018, 08:57 AM


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I think most people are bored by Brexit; all we can do it wait and see. It's only the rent a gobs on both sides still making a noise.
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Sep 26 2018, 05:32 AM) *
Doesn’t accelerate that fast when it is stacked behind orher services.


Can sympathise with your predicament. The trouble is electrification won't cure all the problems that cause the delays so it's not going to get any better. Might be worth looking at other transport. My partner still finds her car much better. Even when delayed at least you are in a comfortable environment.
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Posted on: Apr 10 2018, 11:47 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 10 2018, 09:21 AM) *
Once more a relevant topic of conversation degenerates into a mud slinging fracas. As my old form master to used to say when dealing with squabbling 3rd formers "I have no wish to know who started it only to inform you that I am the one to end it".
By all means criticise the opinion but name calling is neither nice for the recipient nor those who wish to make a valid point.


It's probably just coincidence, but these little notes of yours seem only to appear when certain posters here have been dished back what they can't stop
doing themselves.
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Posted on: Apr 2 2018, 08:37 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Apr 2 2018, 07:27 PM) *
I really don't know why anyone turns up to vote in a local election, there really isn't any point. if you must go, just spoil your ballot paper - that really does wind up the bureaucratic mind! At least 10 minutes fun on a dull count night.


Oh, I always thought that the West Berks count was low because the locals didn't like signing anything. laugh.gif
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Posted on: Apr 2 2018, 08:35 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 2 2018, 09:15 PM) *
Says Walter. The snowflake with no ideas and no answers. Don't go out tomorrow fella. Gonna get a bit nasty so I understand. Best stay in bed.


What's going to happen if someone disagrees with your conference speech? It can happen. Might be worth having a chat with the doc. medication might help.
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 2 2018, 07:33 PM) *
And pictures of Nelson, Wellington, RAF roundels and a few crusaders thrown in for good measure. Make sure Old Johnny Foreigner knows who he's a dealing when we slap him round his greasy face with it! Can they do one that plays a tune when Johnny opens it? God Save the Queen for preference.


That should help then.
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Posted on: Apr 2 2018, 05:21 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 2 2018, 04:36 PM) *
Quite happy to have another referendum old boy.
It might finally shut your whinging up. Though I very much doubt it.
Here is one of the pro EuropeansI expect you support with a large Jewish community in his constituency. Nice lot the "New" Labour party.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/da...t-a3800991.html


Yes, New Labour were 'nice', and they don't like it now they've been exposed.

As for the Standard Oiky Osbourn's rag, it's just deflecting attention away from selling Britain short; Passport Covers, GKN, etc. etc.

Anything for money you lot; do you have any morals?
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Posted on: Apr 2 2018, 02:48 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Apr 2 2018, 03:30 PM) *
This is the 'majority' that voted Brexit? Or the 'majority' that didn't vote for the anti Semites?.


Why must you keep dragging up Conservative past predudice; I know the Mail, in deference to its founding family likes to keep it alive. Still, you old country boys have long memories.
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Apr 2 2018, 12:36 PM) *
Unlike you, I can't speak for others, but I think you'd find, if you had access, that those I follow on twitter and facebook, or anywhere else for that matter, apart from the odd news article, have nothing to do with Britain First.
YOU are part of the problem with YOUR leftist bile.


Hit a raw nerve have I? When will you people learn that most other people have very different opinions to yours and they seem to be in the majority.
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Posted on: Apr 2 2018, 11:09 AM


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In the interests of balance the BBC should publish the filth and bile spouted by your Britain First, ( or whatever you are calling yourselves these days) mates.
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