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Posted on: Oct 2 2019, 11:17 PM


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It's not just Corbyn, it's others stood behind him with elbow length rubber gloves and tubs of lube who operate his movements and direction of travel who need to be given equal pariah treatment. The Marxist John McDonnell for instance. Having him in charge of the country's finances just doesn't bear thinking about..
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Posted on: Sep 24 2019, 08:24 PM


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Politics in this country is utterly, utterly fucked... irretrievably so.
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Posted on: Aug 10 2019, 10:49 AM


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Dismantling our power stations in this rush to get rid of 'dirty energy' was mad... especially as the turbines were sent off to Germany - a country that considers itself a beacon of all things Green - where they generate the majority of their power from coal.. Germany is one of the dirty men of Europe, who'd have thunk it..
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Posted on: Jun 17 2019, 08:09 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 9 2019, 05:12 PM) *
It's been like that at the NWN as long as I can remember.
They got my Mum's obituary wrong and my wedding coverage.

Steady on. You'll have this site's team of eagle-eyed administrators and forum moderators investigating you and kicking you off...

oh hang on... this site's owned by NWN. Carry on as you were.
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Posted on: May 31 2019, 04:42 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 31 2019, 12:03 PM) *
The one JC will create in the glorious revolution.😂
You're thinking of tractor factories. Tractors to help the proletariat till the land. And once we have enough tractors we can build cars.. Cars that made this country Great.. cars that people want and can afford... the designs are ready...
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Posted on: May 3 2019, 10:37 PM


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There will be a return of the 'porn stash' for spotty faced teenagers needing some one armed entertainment.. Magazines stored in plastic bags and hidden in hedges or or behind wardrobes where they think their mum's won't find them. Back to the rather tame and innocent days (in comparison to todays extreme and eye-boggling stuff that's so easily available) of Mayfair or Fiesta...
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Posted on: Mar 7 2019, 12:35 AM


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On the plus side, any scrote who decides to nick a brand new motor will be easier for the coppers to catch - assuming the cop cars also aren't limited to 30mph when they're trying to have an exciting car chase through residential areas because their limited can't be overridden...
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Posted on: Jan 15 2019, 09:53 PM


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If you could skin it and gut it first then I'll make you an offer...
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Posted on: Jan 3 2019, 10:27 PM


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'Final Report
July 2010'??
Is the report still relevant or was it just another one amongst tens of thousands of reports published just to keep Eurocrats and their well paid underlings busy.

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Posted on: Nov 22 2018, 09:22 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Nov 22 2018, 09:14 AM) *
.....Europe is probably secretly breathing a sigh of relief to see the back of us.
The Merkels, Macrons and Junckers of the EU can't wait to see the back of us but are secretly glad that we seem to have made such a spectacular balls up of the whole leaving process that we've frightened off any other nation that was thinking about following us through the door. Our weak and indecisive politicians have kicked the can and kicked it again and now we're in a mess we can't get out of without putting ourselves in the weak and pathetic position of asking for favours to allow us to stay in for a bit longer 'till we can sort it out'. I despair...
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Posted on: Nov 10 2018, 08:48 AM


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But, but but.. don't forget that he also has to do a whole 240 hours of unpaid work. That's like...um....a real inconvenience.


It is though truly shocking that such a pitiful sentence was handed out. The cyclist had his lights on. His family must dispair at such 'justice' that his life was considered to be worth so little. It's little wonder that cyclists use the pavements as much as they do and keep off the busy roads..
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Posted on: Oct 8 2018, 07:46 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Oct 6 2018, 05:05 AM) *
Anyway, I’ve never met a nice South African.

Spitting Image reference by any chance?
https://youtu.be/aeDk6ZeGNnU
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Posted on: Oct 6 2018, 01:52 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Oct 5 2018, 08:59 AM) *
Given the fact that white people invaded, stole the land, then subjugated and enslaved the indigenous population, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to take the land back. As long as it isn’t violently (unless necessary) and whatever the consequences for production. It se m ironic that rabid Brexiteers would not see this. You couldn’t make it up.
...except the 'enslaved and subjugated' bit wasn't entirely a white preserve. The Bantu tribes were invading, slaughtering and enslaving the Hottentots, Khoi & San people (bushmen) for centuries before the European settlers turned up.

The Voortrekkers (Dutch settlers) were generally pretty religious and along with British missionaries gave aid and medicine to local tribes people while they got down to converting the heathen rather than killing them.and converting the virgin bush to fertile farmland

The pattern for the nomadic tribes on the other hand was that they were constantly warring with each other, raiding for cattle & slaves. Around each tribal village there would be a network of small gardens where basic grain & vegetables were grown, but after a number of years most villages would have exhausted the game in the area and taken all the goodness from the soil in the gardens, polluted water souces and would be forced to find & move to another site. That was the pattern of Sub Saharan African life for millennia.

Certain tribes like the Zulu in SA, the Matabele in S. Rhodesia & the Lozi in N. Rhodesia, under strong leadership, became dominant in their areas and ruled huge areas of land extracting tribute from other tribes in exchange for not attacking/killing/enslaving them, if they were lucky.

The population density was minute so vast areas of land appeared to be uninhabited. Often local chiefs would sell/give permission for Europeans to settle land in exchange for trinkets such as cloth, beads, steel knives & occasionally old muskets. This was scrubland and virgin bush that was changed to fertile land over time by a combination of crop rotation, fertilisation, irrigation and hard work.

A century or more later these areas of fertile farms and vineyards are now being viewed with jealous eyes. Is there a need to take these farms back by force? There's plenty of scrubland and virgin bush left which could instead be converted just like these farms were. Two problems with that line of thought are that those huge swathes of unused and undeveloped land are owned by the ANC and that it would involve hard graft. It's easier to nick what's already working to wipe your **** with it.
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Posted on: Oct 4 2018, 06:09 PM


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I have a close friend in RSA who owns a reasonably successful vineyard which has been targetted and his family were attacked twice. His neighbour is one of the farms on the forced expropriation without compensation list. The neighbour has been hospitalised twice with gunshot wounds. Long serving farm hands who came to his aid and tried to prevent the farm being burnt to the ground and all the tractors and equipment stolen were badly beaten and two killed.

He is closing the vineyard this December and leaving. He can't even sell as nobody wants to buy sonething that may be taken anyway. 20 years of investment and hard work just gone.

Anyway. Thread diversion. I think the OP wanted to have a moan about the toffs and landed gentry and Benyon in particular...
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Posted on: Oct 4 2018, 04:56 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Oct 4 2018, 01:11 PM) *
Still someone has to own the land and providing they manage it correctly I have no problem. If it was distributed among the great unwashed it would be a recipe for disaster.
Exactly.... handing land back didn't work out too well for Zimbabwe did it. The former Bread Basket of Southern Africa quickly turned into a basket case and now Julius Malema and his murderous thugs in the EFF are going to do the same to South Africa.
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Posted on: Sep 17 2018, 10:02 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 17 2018, 10:43 AM) *
Anyone visited Sainsbury's lately? How long does it take to repair a two storey carpark? Little wonder everyone is scared witless over brexit when we can't even complete what is a reasonably simple construction on time. There are more "workers" stood around with their ears glued to the obligatory phone than actually doing anything.
Any of the supermarket's management care to comment? angry.gif
What are your credentials that support your statement that it's a reasonably simple construction? I've no idea what they're doing, but they are keeping the store open while undertaking the work and that isn't simple when it needs to be safe for shoppers as well as construction workers..
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Posted on: Sep 10 2018, 11:46 AM


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Forum admin doesn't exist. Hasn't been present on here since day one... and that is YEARS and years ago.

In an effort to get some attention way back when I posted some very naughty stuff one night while drunk and added a whole load of words that would have made an Anglo Saxon blush. No reaction from 'admin' at all so I ended up self-policing and decided to delete the post so the horses didn't get frightened. Remember V-Bird and all his posts?

I'm afraid this forum seems to be the Forgotten Corner of the NWN Empire. Do what you want.
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Posted on: Sep 2 2018, 11:43 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 2 2018, 09:13 AM) *
...If that is not bad enough, the designer of said track has decided, for reasons best known to himself, to place ribbed blocks running at right angles to the path on the pedestrian side so once again forcing me over to the cyclist's M1.

I have nothing against the principle, just the incompetence of design and upkeep. angry.gif
I take it you're not visually impaired? Lucky you. This newspiece gives an insight into the reasons for the different sorts of tactile paving, including the corduroy paving you refer to

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44861568
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Posted on: Aug 29 2018, 08:50 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Aug 28 2018, 10:04 PM) *
Unlike your's which is no doubt filled with old lager tins, doorless fridges and piles of faeces from your rotweiller. because that's what you people enjoy anyway.
A bit presumptuous... accurate, but presumptuous. Touchy though aren't we? . Do you have a collection of gnomes that you're a bit over-protective of? Wind chimes as well no doubt and 3ft plastic 'butterfly' things nailed to the front of the house and a 'dreamcatcher' behind those grotty net curtains of yours....


Anyway how come you're able to get online and comment? I thought you'd been banged up for running a brothel full of Vietnamese nail painters at your gaff...
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Posted on: Aug 28 2018, 05:50 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 20 2018, 08:04 PM) *
So I am an elderly resident who no longer drives, ( tip not an option ), my only income is the state pension, ( £50/year is not within my annual budget I'm afraid ), but I do enjoy my garden even though it is only a front one and therefore a compost heap is not acceptable. So what am I supposed to do?
The above scenario is hypothetical but I am sure quite a few who fall in the above category will feel pressured in to coughing up the money even though they may disagree in principle.
An elderly resident 'probably' doesn't fill the black bin in two weeks. I suspect they'd have room for a bag or three of garden waste if they only had a small front garden.

Front garden would be full of garden gnomes and other such tat that the elderly enjoy anyway.
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Posted on: Aug 8 2018, 11:44 PM


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QUOTE (x2lls @ Aug 9 2018, 12:15 AM) *
Gets popcorn rolleyes.gif
.... about time we swapped the popcorn for a bag of pork scratchings when we discuss this topic.
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Posted on: Aug 8 2018, 11:14 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 8 2018, 09:26 PM) *
How about #gammon. You lot seem to think that is hilarious to describe middle aged white people probably in ill health due to high blood pressure and stressful jobs. But I guess thats Ok with you and is....funny.
... or 'choc ice' as a derogatory term for black people who are seen to be siding with the honkies or selling out on their black brothers. ('Black on the outside, white on the inside'). Rio Ferdinand seemed to think the term was quite funny. Of course you can only get away with that if you have a certain pigment.

As for BoJo maybe he should have added a topical comment about air pollution in London which is seeing more and more people in the city walking around wearing face masks to cover their mouths and noses. All you can see is their eyes. Japanese tourists in particular. ...just their eyes... ...or are they Chinese tourists? I dunno... with their faces all covered up they all look the same to me.

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Posted on: Aug 8 2018, 10:46 PM


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The luvvies in the BBC may be baying for his blood, and the Guardian readers and sandal wearers and the 'faux shocked' and the Islamic hate preacher may be demanding action, but from a purely personal view I have to say I don't want to see the burka in the streets of Newbury.

It has already become a common item of dress in many areas of this country. In fact in some areas it doesn't even warrant a second glance. Birmingham, Bradford, virtually every London Borough, even parts of Reading. But last week I was driving along the A4 through Thatcham and walking along past the Sainsbury convenience store was a women in full black burka. So out of place and, if I'm honest, so unwelcome.

What does that say about me? I already know I'm religiously intolerant as I close the door on the Jehovah's Witnesses when they come a'knockin'. There's just something sinister about the burka that I don't want in my country. In my neighbourhood even.

Would I feel the same about a family of Amish moving in next door, with their odd dress sense and their quaint modes of transport? Maybe, but at least you can ask the Amish neighbour to help you knock together a garden shed and know they'll be round in a flash with hammers, saws and a whole bunch of willing hands.

Would the people crying out in support of wearing the burka TRUTHFULLY feel the same way if they had neighbours moving in next door who were following this particular practice when showing their faith? In Newbury I mean. I mean really welcome them. Newres included. A knock on the door if you decided to have a Sunday morning fry-up and allowed the waft of sizzling bacon to leak from your kitchen into their airspace?
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Posted on: Aug 6 2018, 05:16 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 6 2018, 10:11 AM) *
I don't understand why they are called Battle Proms... .
from their website:
The first Battle Proms was at Battle Abbey, East Sussex in 1997, and from this it has grown into the UK’s premier picnic concert series, set at the UK’s finest stately homes
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Posted on: Aug 5 2018, 07:41 PM


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I'm sure the owner would find a suitably qualified structural enginneer very quickly if WBC would only threaten to find one for him and charge him for that service. It's something they should have done a week or so ago..
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