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Posted on: Jul 10 2017, 09:29 PM


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Just because you look more Talcum-X than Malcolm-X doesn't mean you're not who you identify as....

So long as you identify as non-white, no-one should have a problem with you applying. And if you think that you've been discriminated against because of how you appear then you should sue the racist b**tards.

I mean if a man can have a baby linky thing then surely the mere fact of having pale complexion shouldn't prevent you thinking and believing yourself to be black.
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Posted on: Jul 10 2017, 03:23 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 10 2017, 08:57 AM) *
Corbyn doesn't have the hairstyle to be president. These things matter in the higher echelons of politics. wink.gif

He also doesn't Twatter to an expert level... sorry, Twitter.... no hang on, that's not right.... come to think of it maybe it was twat I was thinking about when I saw the name Corbyn....
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Posted on: Jul 10 2017, 12:18 PM


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I'm outraged. When members of the Travelling Community offer people unpaid employment it's called slavery. But when ethnic minorities are offered the same opportunities it's called an internship. Bigots!
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Posted on: Jun 23 2017, 07:01 PM


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Well it would need the 'Starchip' to be powered by dilithium crystals. Thought Einstein boiled down to anything with mass couldn't travel faster than the speed of light...
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Posted on: Jun 23 2017, 05:59 PM


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It's a big old place to find your way around in though... which direction would an intrepid inter-galactic explorer head?

https://youtu.be/JWVshkVF0SY

"...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
because there's bugger all down here on earth"
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Posted on: Jun 22 2017, 04:56 PM


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It's a piece of piddle. All you need to do is change all the dials on existing spacecraft to show 'Warp Speed' and Bob's your uncle.


We will all have been space dust for millennia before any of this fantasy could ever have been a reality. If Einstein says it can't be done then it can't be done.
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Posted on: Jun 15 2017, 12:03 PM


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He could have taken some time out by claiming to have diabetes 2. Let the circling media vultures get bored and move on.


He was different in that he was an open and committed Christian, which whether you believe in sky fairies or not makes a change from the faux-pious and pompous political leaders who turn up to Sunday services when the TV crews are around, or put on a facade for other religious events where their attendance is 'part of the job' rather than because they have a strong faith that someone above is watching and checking whether they're lip-synching to the hymns or not....
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Posted on: Jun 10 2017, 02:56 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 10 2017, 03:03 PM) *
Quick question...

When will the first Strike by Unite and co take place?

Emboldened by the GE results I can see the Unions with JC on side causing much misery.

I can't do the linky thing but I've already seen the #resist thing doing the rounds from the "Labour's Digital Army" website implying watch this space for news on what to do next under the name Project MAYhem. The plans will become clear and will be shared from tomorrow apparently
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Posted on: Jun 10 2017, 12:10 PM


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I dare say there wouldn't be a huge resistance to removing or subsidising tuition fees if it was kept to the brightest students doing meaningful degrees, but we're way past that now. A fair number of my son's peer group toddled off to their various Unis to do 'Sports Science' degrees with some dream of being physios at top rugby clubs or such like. The reality is that the nearest they can get to a sports related job is handing out towels at Nuffield...
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Posted on: Jun 10 2017, 11:31 AM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jun 10 2017, 11:54 AM) *
Yes, but you Tory boys have done that. Stuffed the Country by selling absolutely everything.

I think Gordon got ahead of that particular game a wee while back by selling the gold reserves at knock down prices.

QUOTE (On the edge @ Jun 10 2017, 11:03 AM) *
Spot on; like the lie they used to believe about success in life was via a University degree followed by a career with a good firm who paid you enough to buy a reasonably decent home and a fair pension when you retire

Yeah, fell for that one didn't they!
Once upon a time University degrees were something to aspire to for the top academically gifted percentage. Now it's just seen by a huge percentage of less academically gifted as being a natural progression from school A Levels, where E is counted as a pass and can get you a place at a converted Poly during the clearing process.. I mean ANY Uni is better than NO Uni right? You can still get pissed at Southampton Solent Uni right?
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Posted on: May 16 2017, 08:47 PM


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Why does the fox hunting thing irk the hoi polloi so much? Would you rather he was into banger racing and hare coursing?
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Posted on: May 7 2017, 05:36 PM


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With their begging letter to the Council and the various articles in the NWN over the last months which included how short they were of funds to allow this development to be completed and provided links to their 'justgiving' page you do wonder why there was the need for the demolition to proceed if there weren't the funds there. The houses may (or may not) have been run down but they were still habitable.
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Posted on: Apr 21 2017, 09:39 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 21 2017, 03:57 PM) *
Interestingly, it might be what happens a la belle France this weekend that will shape the future viability of the EU with eight out of the eleven candidates being anti Europe in one shape or another. If, and it's a big if, they pull out of either the euro or the EU as a whole it will put a completely different complexion on the brexit issue. Vive la France! Vive les Francais! 🇫🇷

Five or so years ago nobody would have sympathised with Le Pen or her father's views as even if you had no understanding of French politics you would recognise 'National Front' and want to take a step back... roll forwards to today and it's a different picture. We may be in for a surprise but the general notion is that there will be a pact of some sort between the other parties to keep Le Pen away from winning outright. Interesting weekend for Europe though. I have a sneaking hope that applecarts will be upset and that drunken sod in Brussels, Juncker, will have someone other than Farage and Britain to cry himself to sleep over
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Posted on: Mar 29 2017, 10:00 PM


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Well there's an example of a warranty plan that isn't worth the paper it was printed on. rolleyes.gif I'm surprised their extended warranty puts the onus back on you the customer, but there it is in black and white in the small print nobody bothers to look at.. They even build in a depreciation clause for goods
https://www.tesco.com/direct/electrical-war.../?source=others

Suggest your only hope is getting an online quote confirming that it's uneconomical to repair. "If We decide that the product is uneconomical to repair We will offer You a cash settlement equal to the current value."

Curry's implied their extended warranty was pretty much a swap in store. (Never took one out so don't know if they have a small print get-out)


In future buy at Costco. One of my friends has bought virtually all of their household items at Costco. Buy an item once and it seems it's on a perpetual replacement if it goes kaput. In the past 12 years plus she's replaced the washing machine, drier and dishwasher three times yet only paid when she initially bought the items. Didn't even need to keep the receipt as the onus is on Costco to maintain their records and show that she bought the items ages back, and with their 'no quibble' guarantee she takes everything back whenever she wants, including toasters...
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Posted on: Mar 24 2017, 11:38 AM


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It's probably a regular occurrence for drunks to be pissing themselves in the back of panda cars as they get carted away and for tramps to be dragged into the cells when they have keks with more skid marks than the starting grid at Santa Pod, but I bet Stuart Nicholls regrets using his bum crayons to redecorate his cell and himself. Probably ended up with a fair amount on himself too (I understand the police call it 'bronzing up' when scroats smear themselves so that coppers don't touch them)

I wonder if his work involves him handling food? And I wonder how proud his family are of his 15 minutes of fame....

..blames the fact of being sat on by a few officers while getting cuffed for the explosion in his boxers... and his anger issues for why he then decided to wipe his bum mud over the magnolia walls of his cell...

His brief said in Court “He had a full bowel and the pressure of four police officers on his back caused him to involuntarily mess himself. He was very embarrassed and asked for material to clean it up and when these were not provided, he took it out on the cell.”

He was in Cell Number Three... it would have been nice if he'd been in Number Two when he had his number two poo when the daft sod decided to redecorate the place with his own bum crayons... probably thought "This'll teach those coppers"

Except the Newbury bobbies thought he might want to fully appreciate his artwork and fecal smearings so left him in it.. He's several hundred quid lighter now too after being made to pay to clean the place up. Hopefully he's got a few quid spare for some clean grollies

$hit happens
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Posted on: Mar 24 2017, 11:08 AM


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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Mar 23 2017, 10:37 PM) *
The guy drove a car on the pavement with the intention to kill. I doubt he was concerned what religion his victims were.

His assumed intention was to spread fear and terror in the name of his own particular warped brand of religion... (said quietly... we don't want to make assumptions here about this being to do with the Religion of Peace)

If he wiped out fellow Muslims while committing his act they would understand... 'InShaAllah' n all that...
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Posted on: Mar 12 2017, 09:31 PM


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..and for the aspiring shoplifter it seems the way has been cleared for them to learn their craft in the knowledge that the police are no longer interested in them.... provided they keep their non-purchases below £100.
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/20...hoplifters.html

Asked how shopkeepers would deal with this crime the police responded that they could fill a form in and hand it to the police.... ffs....
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Posted on: Mar 12 2017, 09:17 PM


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One day.... when petrol is up at £4 a litre and diesel cars have been banned from the road you may be glad that some faceless government officials had the foresight to plan the gradual conversion of the A4 into a cycling superhighway....you people have got no vision...
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Posted on: Mar 12 2017, 07:50 PM


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Saw that and have shared on a forum I'm on... "We're selling leaflets, we're not a charity" ffs how much brass have these utter scumbags got in their necks... they're pocketing the lot and prey on the good will of passing folk with spare shrapnel in their pockets. A real pity that someone in the know hadn't tipped the bitch over the bridge and into the canal...
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Posted on: Jan 23 2017, 07:43 PM


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Not long before Thatcham becomes just a suburb of Newbury. It's already becoming difficult to know where one finishes and the other one starts.
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Posted on: Dec 29 2016, 12:07 AM


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Boo!! Disgusting!!! Wearing a red jacket and riding a horse through the countryside with a very slight chance every blue moon of catching an animal . Shameful!! Persecute these despicable beings!!



Slaughter without stunning of tens of thousands of animals every day of every week...... let's brush over that in case we upset the minorities....
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Posted on: Dec 29 2016, 12:01 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Dec 28 2016, 09:40 PM) *
Why is Trump a demon by the way?

Because the Daily Mail Editor-in-Chief says so.... or was it the Guardian editor... I forget... but the followers of those versions of the printed press will regurgitate it nonetheless
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Posted on: Dec 20 2016, 08:33 PM


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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Dec 20 2016, 01:00 PM) *
Great soundbite but, as usual, impractical.

...and I believe that the lorry driver jailed for the recent fatal on the A34 was fiddling with the music side of his mobile - which wouldn't have been prevented by blocking his mobile signal
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Fully agree with your post and have argued the same when it's been discussed in the pub. Why should passengers phones be locked out (can you imagine the carnage on the back seat from teenagers denied use of their mobiles for more than 10 minutes). How would the signal determine whether you were in a car and blocked, or in a train and entitled to use a phone. Or on a coach trip. More people use their phones as Satnavs. Not everyone has a car with an inbuilt device or a separate Tom Tom device.

And if it wasn't for the presence of the dashcam in this instance of the A34 fatal it would have been recorded as an unfortunate accident as the driver wasn't actually 'using his mobile'. He could have claimed he nodded off, or had a medical incident. It would still have been a terrible incident, but he personally wouldn't have been vilified or subject to jail time. Using the phone as an mp3 player is something which many people will also want to keep continuing to use their mobiles for in the car.
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Posted on: Dec 16 2016, 12:09 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 15 2016, 10:19 AM) *
And stop buying goods from supermarkets that use diesel lorries for deliveries, and stop using diesel trains.
And cruise liners, and container ships.
You post as if petrol vehicles breath out fresh air!
Sorry to be cynical here but people seem to want the best of both worlds.
A nice comfortable modern lifestyle but not pay the environmental price?

..and let's not forget the environmental impact every time a plane jets us off somewhere nice. We all like to go on holiday don't we?


Rather than just pretend it's nasty diesel cars clogging up your air passages lets calculate CO2 emissions from fuel consumption per flight.

A Boeing 737-400 jet is typically used for short international flights.

For a distance of 926 km the amount of fuel used is estimated to be 3.61 tonnes, including taxiing, take-off, cruising and landing.

Using a seating capacity of 164 and an average seat occupancy (or 'load factor') of 65%, this gives a fuel use of 36.6g per passenger km.

CO2 emissions from aviation fuel are 3.15 grams per gram of fuel, which gives CO2 emissions from a Boeing 737-400 of 115 g per passenger km.

At a cruising speed of 780 km per hour, this is equivalent to 90 kg CO2 per hour.

The corresponding figures for a Boeing 747-400 (used for long distance international flights) are:
Distance: 5556 km
Fuel used: 59.6 tonnes
Seats: 416
Seat occupancy: 80%
Fuel use: 32.2 g per passenger km
CO2 emissions: 101 g per passenger km
Cruising speed: 910 km per hour
CO2 emissions: 92 kg CO2 per hour

So for both aircraft, the emissions are around 90 kg CO2 per hour.

These CO2 emissions are generally into the high atmosphere, and this is thought to have a greater greenhouse effect than CO2 released at sea level. The emissions are therefore adjusted by multiplication by a factor of 2.00 (see 'Radiative forcing' below) to give 180 kg CO2 equivalent per hour.

Further allowance is needed for fossil fuel energy used in :
• extraction and transport of crude oil
• inefficiencies in refineries (around 7%)
• aircraft manufacture and maintenance, and staff training
• airport construction, maintenance, heating, lighting etc.

The CO2 emissions are therefore rounded up and the Carbon Independent calculator takes a values of 250 kg i.e. ¼ tonne CO2 equivalent per hour flying.

And there are planes taking off and landing every second of the day...

(source: http://www.carbonindependent.org/sources_aviation.html )
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Posted on: Dec 15 2016, 12:25 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 14 2016, 08:59 PM) *
Hello Admin!!!!!
Do you still monitor this?

STILL monitor this site???!! STILL??!!! I can't remember Admin even admitting to being in existence from the time I joined all those years back. Neither can I remember it ever sticking it's oar in when some of the posts got a bit feisty. We mostly have had free rein as far as I can tell. 'Admin'... pah!
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