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Biker1
Posted on: Nov 18 2020, 09:31 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Nov 16 2020, 09:41 PM) *
Bit of "non Covid" news for a change.
The Minister for Transport, (name is irrelevant as he will probably be moved on soon), has rubber stamped the construction of a tunnel on the piece of A303 adjacent to a few sarsen stones.
According to said minister "the experience of the visitor will be enhanced by not having traffic on view".
The tunnel, all £2 billion of it, will NOT increase the traffic flow, bring any form of relief to the inhabitants of Winterbourne Stoke and will quite literally drive a bulldozer through 5,000 years of history.

Why don't they just move the effing stones? Bloke with a low loader and they could put them somewhere that needs a tourist attraction.
Like Milton Keynes. rolleyes.gif


If you look here and scroll down to the map you will see that the project includes a Winterbourne Stoke by-pass so how it will not "bring any form of relief to the inhabitants of Winterbourne Stoke" I fail to see. Also the project will connect the two ends of current dual carriageway and will eliminate the Countess Roundabout so how it "will NOT increase the traffic flow" I also fail to see.
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Posted on: Sep 17 2020, 04:56 PM


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Posted on: Sep 7 2020, 07:43 AM


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You don't say?

Well there's a surprise!!! rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Sep 3 2020, 08:08 AM


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Anyone else who uses Firefox finding that the browser now blocks this site as a security risk??
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Posted on: Sep 3 2020, 08:04 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 2 2020, 07:56 PM) *
Mr Brown? Sounds a bit racist to me. Change your name you *******!

Well I find the "Dark" part of yours somewhat offensive if you could do something about it please!
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Posted on: Sep 2 2020, 06:50 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 1 2020, 03:34 PM) *
Self, self, self. rolleyes.gif
Guess it's multi-coloured, gay, lesbian, trans thingy types first

Wot like this one!
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Posted on: Aug 19 2020, 11:56 AM


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QUOTE (polypody @ Aug 19 2020, 12:01 PM) *
Thanks for the responses folks. By the way Charlie I found your comment 'Didn't try too hard did you' rather sarcastic.

He probably meant me.
Just ignore him, rudeness seems to abound on this forum which it probably why it is frequented by a certain few!
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Posted on: Aug 19 2020, 08:58 AM


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The only reference I could find, although they appear to have been on a slightly different vein to that which you describe.
I imagine they are now defunct??

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-20296718
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Posted on: Aug 9 2020, 08:30 AM


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Anyone in need of some dog poo???
here's the answer................"Newbury girl puts out home-made dog poo dispensers to help community" laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Newbury Today headline 9/8/2020.
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Posted on: Aug 1 2020, 10:16 PM


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Posted on: Jul 14 2020, 08:13 AM


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It doesn't have to be a purpose made face "mask", it just has to be a face covering.
A scarf or such will do.
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Posted on: Jul 13 2020, 10:06 AM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Jul 13 2020, 10:24 AM) *
We haven't finished the first wave yet. There are still over 100 people dying a day some days of the week at the moment.

But are they dying OF the virus or WITH the virus?
And where?
I wish we were given more information.
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Posted on: Jun 23 2020, 07:07 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jun 22 2020, 12:19 PM) *
An object lesson to all, Sir. The problem, (in the UK), is that we have had over 20 years of "nanny state" politics which at best has reassured the inhabitants that whatever life throws at them there is a steel floor which will not allow them to fall, but the flip side is that the intrinsically idle are in the same system and have exploited it without a second thought to the detriment of all. Do we wish to return to a pre-war type system where the few rich lorded it over the many poor? Of course not but it did mean everyone had to take some form of employment in order to survive and those who had the aptitude were rewarded for their endeavours.
Of course this has bugger all to do with the BLM farce but it needs to be recognised in the context of slavery per se having little to do with colour but a lot with exploitation. We have strict employment laws that protect not only employees but also prospective ones which means when a candidate presents himself for consideration it will not be a skin colour that sits across the table but someone who could potentially benefit the business. This simply means that the best (wo)man gets the job. Anyone who thinks that someone is going to be turned down because of their colour/race/religion is living in cloud cuckoo land as are those who bang on about equality.

Hit the nail on the head in your usual eloquent way Sir W.! biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Jun 17 2020, 07:10 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 16 2020, 05:58 PM) *
I wonít kneel with the masses, I wonít be told my fate,

By people who hijack tragedy, To perpetuate their hate.

Donít you shout Black Lives Matter, Whilst running through the streets,

When your people are burning Foot Locker, Stealing Nikes for their feet.

Donít dance on The Cenotaph, Like itís Carnival or Mardi Gras,

That sacred granite edifice, Marks people who died in war.

How dare you besiege Number 10, This isnít even our fight,

If you want to go and protest, Get a 4,000 mile flight.

Social distancing flouted, Police punched in the face,

Missiles hurled at Downing Street., This isnít about race.

Itís rent-a-mob and anarchists, Versus police led by lambs,

They just stand there and take it, Lefty Cressida tied their hands.

Meanwhile Americaís burning, Itís a tragedy we all agree,

That George Floyd lost his life, For all the world to see.

Justice must take its course, The cop has lost his job,

Now he faces twelve good and true, Not a braying mob.

So Monday I wonít be kneeling, I wonít even bow my head,

Because someone I donít even know, Has wound up dead.

An armed robber and a felon, In and out of jail,

As a model citizen, He was a total fail.

Iíll weep for whom I choose to, Iíll say where and when,

Not because a lifelong offender, Bought it in the end.

I donít condone the officers, They rightly face the wrath,

But ask me to kneel for a criminal? Donít make me laugh.

You can keep your lefty rhetoric, Your dismantling of our state,

Itís BLM not Middle England, Thatís peddling the hate.

You are part of the mainstream like most of us who can absorb and analyse things for yourself. Think yourself lucky!!

In the famous words of Monty Python................"You are all individuals, you can all think for yourselves, you don't have to follow anybody"!! tongue.gif
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Posted on: Jun 12 2020, 07:34 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jun 11 2020, 02:20 PM) *
The slavery thing's a bit of a red herring and side issue isn't it? I'm from Bristol and I think it's a shame that the Colston statue has distracted/hijacked the agenda. Slavery was obviously a bad thing and we shouldn't be paying homage to people who made a fortune out of it. Equally white people living now shouldn't feel guilty about it and shouldn't need either to say "well black people were involved in it too". If we stopped trying to claim pride for D Day when we weren't there, we might find it easier not to feel shame about slavery when we weren't there either.

Blimey newres, a sensible straight thinking comment that I actually fully agree with!
Just when I thought all was gloom and doom there is a glimmer of hope!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Jun 10 2020, 08:53 AM


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Is this still going ahead?
If so I hope he hasn't got any skeletons in his cupboard!
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Posted on: Jun 10 2020, 08:48 AM


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There's a "protest" in Victoria Park.
Is the statue of said queen doomed??
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Posted on: Jun 8 2020, 04:03 AM


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If black lives matter then why do many die in, say Africa, every day from starvation and disease?
Mostly children??
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Posted on: May 28 2020, 07:18 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 28 2020, 06:04 AM) *
Try commuting to Maidenhead from Newbury for example, which I used to do. Unrealistic without a car.

Well you get on a train at Newbury Railway Station and get off at Maidenhead Railway Station. Although, horror of horrors, you usually have to change trains at Reading! Very unrealistic?
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Posted on: May 16 2020, 03:56 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 15 2020, 09:22 AM) *
You too. Lots of black people dying.

You really do have some serious issues mate!!
Either that or you're the obligatory, resident wind up troll. rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: May 9 2020, 07:20 AM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ May 8 2020, 04:12 PM) *
we really don't want to be e,ectrifying railways by installing immersion heaters in steam engines as my old boss used to say!

It's been tried!!
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Posted on: Apr 30 2020, 03:23 PM


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Can't remember who made this quote but I kept it for posterity and is always very relevant.

"The torment and killing of animals for entertainment, or for cultural reasons, can never be acceptable. It is cruel and outdated, and has no place in a modern society"

Personally I think this pandemic may be Nature's way of reminding us of this and a few other things?

if we don't learn some lessons from this then next time she may not be so kind!!
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Posted on: Apr 29 2020, 08:41 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Apr 28 2020, 09:23 PM) *
The source isnít really relevant to how we have managed it. But I donít ďblameĒ China,

I do. Their filthy, disgusting, cruel, inhuman "wet" markets were the source of this scourge and previous ones.
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Posted on: Apr 21 2020, 05:24 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Apr 21 2020, 06:47 AM) *
I’ve a question for the Tory voters. How do you think the government is doing at the moment?

I know, not good is it?
If only we had voted in Corbyn, McDonnell, Abbott, Lammy et al we could have been out of this by now.

Bugger!!!!! tongue.gif
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Posted on: Mar 6 2020, 06:08 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Mar 5 2020, 03:13 PM) *

Proves the point......"the older you get, the wiser you get!" tongue.gif
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