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  1. 5 points
    Mix these tablets with the cattle feed - problem solved!
  2. 5 points
    Algy - you missed a really important date 1st of September 1999 - launch of the first independent daily online newspaper in the country - www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk 😎
  3. 5 points
    I have a signed van dyke painting at home. I tell you Dick van Dyke is a better actor than painter.🤭 Art is what you make of it. Three black dots arranged in a triangle on a white background and labelled as a polar bear in snow. If done by me would be laughed at by everyone..if it was done by say Picasso or one of the other well known painters, it would be lauded as a masterpiece and fought over by people who have more money than several banks could count. I once heard a very humorous description of the difference between art and lewd paintings. if it has urns it is art, if it has cherubs it is art, if it has a potted plant, on a stand it just scrapes through as art, anything else is just lewd pictures. Years ago spray painting on a wall was classed as vandalism, now it sells for thousands of pounds and is classed as art. I understand what stallard is saying. it is not the art as such he is saying is a hoax but the pretension of the people who will go into raptures over a certain wine that to your average person would be just fizzy vinegar in a fancy bottle. Sniffs glass,takes a sip of wine, swills round mouth, stares meaningly at ceiling and then says,"oh it a chateau naff de pope, 1820 (or twenty five past six at the latest), grown from grapes on the sunny side of the hill in the vineyard situated seven foot eight inches from the friary of st Herbert. stomped by a left handed leprechaun with a squint and bottled in hand blown glass from the desserts of africa with a cork specially imported from the sacred cork trees of the outer Himalayas and harvested using ancient techniques known only to three ancient masters of the temple ding dong in the valley of Avonk a ling. Am i right?" "nah mate fifty pence a bottle at bargain booze"
  4. 4 points
    Following on from the private prosecution brought against our esteemed Mr Johnson , will it also mean than any politician can be held accountable for any statement made which is not carried out to the letter ? A PM or even a political party could even be held accountable for failing to carry out it's manifesto to the letter. What come across to me is nothing more than mud slinging against a prospective PM from an agent of the Remain side which was no less guilty of romantic fiction during the referendum campaign.
  5. 4 points
    I find your attempts at censorship rather confirms Observer's disquiet at the extension of PC philosophy which this ban, which has yet to affect any ad at all, represents. It is a clear and distressing reduction in our liberties in an area which is beyond what I believe should be the remit of the ASA, namely social engineering. Free speech is being eroded by policies such as this as well as commenters who divert any expression of an opinion by constructing personal attacks on those who express them; in Obs' case usually hoping to start a discussion. He doesn't want you to agree, he wants you to discuss - it is what this place is for.
  6. 4 points
  7. 4 points
    As per usual this post has turned into personal attacks on one and other it is no wonder that this forum is dying on it's feet!.
  8. 4 points
    Naah PJ I'm not offended by the ruling at all....... I find it all rather laughable to be honest that we live in such a bonkers society these days that people feel the 'need' to look at something as daft as some tv adverts and say 'hey this needs to be stopped as it might hurt some little gentle wallflowers feelings'. Most people probably never even gave it a second though until someone with nothing better to do made a big deal of it. Bit like the 1000's of numpties who have been complaining to OFCOM this week about not liking something on Love Island. Durh...well stop blummin' watching it then lol. PS Mr Dizzy can't parallel park our new car..... I think he's still quite offended by me laughing at him though (but hey I can't park it either shhh)
  9. 4 points
    Carries stuff in the back ,doesn't run on a track, That's a lorry.🚛
  10. 4 points
    One man eating lion to the other. "How was the man food today?" "Better than usual because this one was poached!" Bill
  11. 4 points
    So more scare tactics to put fear and mass panic into peoples minds and yes a ploy to either make us (the UK people) think 'Shite maybe we'd best not leave after all then'. Probably a ploy to put fear into all other countries who may be quietly thinking that they may leave too. Such a large proportion of people here and around the world are diabetic and NEED insulin so no wonder they are trying this tactic to keep us all REMAIN. The more scare stories I see the more determined I am that we should LEAVE and put 2 fingers up to the lot of them. YES WE WILL ALL BE OK...IF WE CAN SURVIVE 2 ATROCIOUS WORLD WARS AND THE REST WE CAN BLOODY SURVIVE BREXIT !
  12. 4 points
    it does make you wonder then how much worse off the EU will be without the UK given the speed of which this bit of legal hocus pocus was put in place. I suppose there will me a more vigorous campaign from both sides now to support/denounce it. Saw a bit on the news yesterday when they were interviewing people in runcorn. First one they interviewed came out with the statement that they were worried and then admitted that they had not voted in the referendum. That being the case they have no say in the matter. Their excuse was that they were not sure about the issues. second guy interviewed ran a business and had voted, he wasn't worried as he had little to do with the EU as such. Nearly all his business was with American companies and he stated that he was seeing an increase if anything in his trade. in all the press coverage I have seen the focus has been on how bad leaving will be or how bad such a deal will be. Not one on how good things could be, and as always it is speculation. We will not know until it happens is the way to look at it. Then good or bad deal with it.
  13. 3 points
    That's right blame it on the Romans, "What av they ever done for us eh"?🤭
  14. 3 points
    Perhaps clothing manufacturers could step in and make all clothing stab resistant. If stabbing somebody has little effect then stabbing knife crime would go down.
  15. 3 points
    And finally....... An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a barstool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender: “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?” The bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says: “Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things…The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat, the bouncer is a blonde girl, I'm a six-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate, the woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weightlifter and the lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler. Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy. Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?” The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters: “Well, no! Not if I'm gonna have to explain it five bloody times!"
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    97 eh, only time it gets that warm here is when Mrs sid has the heating turned up to turbo. I could sit out back on my home-made bench seat with a black grouse in one hand and the brolley in the other,( don't want to water down the drink) and listen to the night-life in the area. the low drone of the planes coming into liverpool, the occasional whine of the ambulance sirens and the dull throb of the police helicopter overhead. darn magpie still chattering away on the roof, neighbours barbie going well, now into the screaming drunks stage, that will need more than a few paracetamol in the morning and must make a mental note to get more slug pellets, considering how slow those buggers are they are really hard to hit with those pellets. oh well pot that for a game of soldiers off inside to thaw out and watch the test card channel.
  18. 3 points
    Depending on which source you use the £350M/week figure is near correct. Actually in 2014, which was the latest figure available in 2016, the gross contribution was £361M/week which is what the UK was giving the EU. They then subtract the rebate, public and private sector receipts which give £161M/week nett figure. If the sign on the side of the bus had said "We give the EU £160M per week" do you suppose it would have changed Leave voters minds by an iota? It may possibly have changed the minds of some remain voters instead! All this will come out in the open if the court case goes ahead. The shyster who has opened this can of worms may live to regret it when his own dirty dealings are revealed to the world 🤨.
  19. 3 points
    Ignore button on.
  20. 3 points
    He should have just told her she had two days to live with her symptoms. Given that doctors often make a diagnosis on what the patient tells them initially. Wonder how she manages at the dentist? Last time i saw a doctor he was surprised I was a patient of his. He had to send somebody down to the basement to find my notes.
  21. 3 points
    But it is just a list of people tragically killed by the nutter in Christchurch shooting. Wonder where are the names of the people killed in UK, France, Germany and elsewhere and when will PJ start on the names of people killed in Sri Lanka?
  22. 3 points
    Give them a quick independence referendum & we will lose most of the remoaners ,then we can crack on with a prosperous Brexit.
  23. 3 points
    Suppose if you're a regular bus user rather than a car driver, then the move to the former British Home Stores location makes sense. Bill
  24. 3 points
    Judging by the PM's address tonight, she's trying to get Corbyn on board a deal, no doubt, in order to spread the blame. However, imo she doesn't need to try; Corbyn has clearly deliberately turned this saga into a mess, so he could blame it all on the Tories at a G/Election. But the fact is, every Remoaner MP is responsible for not accepting the referendum decision to LEAVE, and thus culpable.
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    How the bloody hell is extending Brexit until 30th June going to make any difference. Gawd all it will mean is we get 3 more months of embarrassing bickering, party point scoring between MP's, parties and government and no agreement on all sides for anything. It's a waste of blummin' time and will just make us (the UK) and our so called leaders a bigger laughing stock than we are already. I'm sick to death of it all and if I could I would just pull the plug myself right now and say 'There You Go...I've Done It For You...BYE BYE EU....NOW LETS ALL WORK TOGETHER AND GET ON WITH LIFE '
  27. 3 points
    I blame Brexit 😱
  28. 3 points
    Australia spent a small fortune a few years ago building desalination plants because of dire warnings of future drought. And then the rain came back. However, as is the way with such things, Australia does have a cycle of drought conditions so many of these plants are in use, although not many are operating at more than minimum capacity. On last night's BBC Northwest news programme there were 2 items about water. One of them was about the impending disasterous drought we are going to suffer this year, or maybe next. The other one was about how unprepared we are for the impending disasterous floods we are going to suffer in the near future. Come on BBC, one scare story at a time please 😏
  29. 3 points
    If they vote against a no deal can we get them to have another vote for a no deal until they get it right.🤔🕵️‍♂️
  30. 3 points
    It's now the EU who can give us what we voted for, by refusing an extension (as there is nothing new to offer them); any vote by Parliament against "no deal" will be none binding and without an extension to article 50, the clock runs out on 29th march - then we're OUT (NO DEAL) - which is what we voted for.
  31. 3 points
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  35. 3 points
    It really is at odds with the Peoples Vote of 2016 ,that all of these defectors' main gripe is to overturn the result of that Referendum. Once the result of that was declared Parliament ,as one, should have had two goals.....firstly running the normal everyday business of Parliament & ,secondly, uniting to get the best outcome possible for Britain as of 29th March 2019. MPs have no business acting out their own agendas.
  36. 3 points
    Your right Latch, but our hand wringing liberal politicians are already squirming with excuses for these nutters. The same people who demand votes for sixteen year olds, now saying she was groomed at a vunerable age. So even if they imprison these fanatics, they just turn prison into a university for their doctrine and infect others. Seems the best solution would be to hand them over to the Yanks, who can lock them up in Guantanamo and throw away the key - sorted.
  37. 3 points
    So they did, but they are still going to build the new Juke and Qashqai in the UK and if you talk to the people who work at Nissan they will tell you the real reason they will not make the X- Trail in the UK is because of lack .of capacity. When I was involved in courier business one of the regular jobs we had was delivering pharmaceuticals that came into Manchester airport every night from the USA among other things. Now the USA is not in the EU, occasionally there was a delay of an hour or two but there was never ever any disruption
  38. 3 points
    Quite right PJ, that isn't what happened. Nissan pulled out of the model being built anywhere in Europe and pulled it back to Japan because of the way the EU is behaving on Diesel. They have said this quite clearly but a certain kind of person still wants to scaremonger ...
  39. 3 points
    found this snippet earlier.
  40. 3 points
    i think that the punishment of six months is about the right sentence. Six months in a cage outside gatwick with a sign detailing their crimes and a barrow load of rotten fruit and veg supplied daily for airport users to throw. (got to feed them something for six months) Hosed down twice a week to keep the smell down and provide fresh drinking water. Cruel and unusual punishment, well yes but it is only for six months and it will save the cost of a prison guard, electricity for lighting heating and also provide some much needed entertainment for delayed passengers. Be more of a draw than some magician in a box anyhow.🧙‍♂️🤔
  41. 3 points
    Amazing that we have automatic gun aimers that can track and shoot down a missile five or so miles away but can't stop a small drone flying over an airfield. Shotguns would not be the answer due to their limited range. I think i remember seeing something about a police force that had trained some eagles to bring down drones.( may have been dutch police). Signal jammers will only work if the drone is flown "live" ,if it has been preprogrammed to fly a route then there is no signal to jam or track back to it's origin. Software that uses gps no go areas can be easily negated. Laser cannons do work providing they can get a clear line of sight for long enough to over heat the batteries and thus bring the drone down. (although bits of burning drone dropping out of the sky can present other problems). Registering when buying is all well and good but depends on the honesty of the buyer to provide valid details. (something your average "wrongdoer" is adept at not doing and buying on line through a paypal account set up for just that one purchase is just as easy).
  42. 3 points
    We and the Allies liberated Europe and rebuilt it's infrastructure and economies in the 1940/50's at great cost. What thanks have we ever had? And now THEY are dictating to us how to run our affairs !!!!! We should just walk ,enough is enough.
  43. 3 points
    I do admire teresa may. She has been handed a rotten job and has the unenviable task of sorting out some sort of solution. She has stuck to that job, unlike some of her ministers who jump ship at the first sign of things not being to their liking and despite being sniped at form all sides. Politicians do not kick up a fuss when they are elected to represent us in parliament so why do they kick up a fuss when asked to represent us on such a issue as our leaving the EU. Before anybody says because it was all based on lies and misinformation let me remind you we are talking about politicians here, lies and misinformation is the main tool used to get them elected. "vote for me and every household can have a free flying pig on application to the deity of their choice" and other such election campaign promises. Something to consider for anybody who voted. if the "losers" had their way and overturned the original vote does that then mean that any and all election results can be held up for a revote if you do not agree that the person you wanted to win didn't, or the person you did not want to win did in the case of a "protest" vote.
  44. 3 points
    My daughter in law told me that she had an app that monitored her phone activity and it showed that on average she spent three hours a day online and picked up the phone over 70 times! I pick up the phone when it rings, about once a fortnight. Bill
  45. 3 points
    Thought there were few less zombies about, i did wonder if there had been a cull. Must have been really terrifying for the people affected, maybe they can get compensation pay outs to pay for the counselling and emotional trauma. Can see the adds now. "emotionally scarred from the recent O2 failure? call Fleeceum and Scarper and we will fight your case, some of our clients have received up to £7.50 in compensation." From what i have heard it was a software problem, probably one dave from microsoft technical department can put right.🤣
  46. 3 points
    Statistics are a bit like domestos. Always making you wonder which germs it doesn't kill. On a lighter note. if you poured a bottle of domestos over the local vicar would you get done for bleach of the priest?
  47. 3 points
    PJ, your ignorance is showing - too much BBC maybe? You really would make a fine Democrat, no real ideas or productive policies, all you have are, childish personal attacks. Do you realize that in all of the discussions on this forum, you have never once advanced one grain of factual argument, it's all venom driven drivel. Counselling? Off on a short vacation folks, leave in an hour and it's colder'n a gold diggers ass in Montana - 45 degrees but they have heat in the casino, so I'll leave PJ to y'all.
  48. 3 points
    I did not criticize the House PJ, I cast an aspersion on Congress. Plus Trump did not 'lose' the House, it went to the Democrats as it usually does in mid-term elections. In Presedential elections, the imbalance created by huge, highly populated cities and States like California and New York, which are predominantly Democrat havens and the less populated States like Montana and Wyoming etc, which are predominantly Republican, is corrected by the Electoral College, so that every State's viewpoint is represented. The fact that California may send a hundred Representatives to congress and Montana may only have two, is considered to be unfair and non-representative, so every State is awarded a certain number of electoral votes and those votes determine the winner. There is no Electoral College in the mid-terms, so the big urban vote swamps everything else. In the case of the Senate, every State gets two Senators, hence 100 Senators in the Senate, so in a fair fight, the Republicans win. Here endeth the first lesson 😊
  49. 3 points
    What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is a large, heavy animal and the other is a little lighter!
  50. 3 points
    No I haven't ever witnesses anyone dressed in 'the manner' committing a crime etc and I never said I had done....I have never said their dress code should be banned either I merely pointed out that it freaks me out a little and I explained why too. Yes I agree that someone with a hoodie pulled down over their face blah blah blah would probably make me feel a tad uneasy too as they often do....but why shouldn't I say if something makes me feel uneasy if it does....it's who I am and how things make me feel. Anyway you are clearly on a mission to make us all feel bad for our views or feelings and are throwing in the 'racist' card but I'm NOT being racist...I'd feel the same if you walked the streets with your face and body fully covered so I had no idea who you were, if you were male or female, what you were carrying......I mean come on even you must wonder sometimes.
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