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  1. 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.
  2. 4 points
    Well you might then explain why enforcing the requirement to park in the bay only is in the public interest in an almost empty, and by the sound of it about to close car park. They already had the parking fee so the penalty ticket is only needed to discourage behaviour that might stop others from parking but that was evidently not the case. There is a requirement on councils to not treat parking fines as a source of revenue but this case suggests that might well be what was happening here. The rules are there for a reason but when the reason ceases to be applicable why not cease to enforce it. Save the money by not employing the attendant during those hours perhaps. I wouldn't mind betting that the data protection registration for the car park doesn't say that the cameras are to be used to enforce parking controls and rather that they are for crime prevention. Parking over a white line in a car park not being a crime if the parking firm use the footage to take action against their staff or the public for parking infringements they may well be breaking the law. I agree with Dizzy's underlying point about using common sense, the council just have a bit of a problem with common sense and prefer the officious route.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.🤣
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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 😊
  11. 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!
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  14. 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.
  15. 3 points
    I think you two should get a room - preferably padded and soundproofed .
  16. 3 points
    is there any possibility of confining the brexit table tennis to one topic. it is becoming rather confusing to try and figure out what the original topic was about with several topics containing references to other topics which then contain references to this topic. the votes have been counted the result is in like it or not it is done with as far as us plebs are concerned. it is now down to HMG to sort out what form it takes. Hard, Soft or no deal whichever it is we will have to accept it as negotiated (or not in the case of no deal). will it affect me personally? yes it will but how i will not know until it actually happens. I have learned over the years that i can only worry about so much before the brain gives up and takes a holiday, so worrying about what MAY happen is rather pointless. Remember for every expert that says a thing is so there are an equal number who will say the opposite.
  17. 3 points
    just head that police are looking for a man seen to be shooting a starting pistol at a crowd of people. They think it may be race related.
  18. 3 points
    What? Eat the rat? There's probably some EU directive against that
  19. 3 points
    You see, i don't see the point of these childish protests against Trump. Love him or hate him ,he is passionate about the success & security of the USA . He is controversial, abrasive & is prone to telling other politicians what they need to hear but don't particularly want to.
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    It'd be nice to think that we wouldn't need a facility such as this Algy because as we all know, it has the ability to stiffle debate but there comes a time when enough is enough. And while we're on the subject, I'm no big fan either of the plus and especially the minus thing and think that whether you agree or disagree you should simply say something or say nothing. Seeing a red mark against a post can be deeply hurtful, especially when you can't see who did it. Can you imagine something like this on Facebook? it'd be open season for the cyber bullies and turn people away from using it. No doubt they spent a lot of time and effort designing their policy to make sure it works and while I appreciate that there's no great resources here, there should at least be a recognition of what works and what doesn't. I'll probably get a red mark for saying this Apologies for the rant. Bill
  22. 3 points
    What the hell are you talking about PJ, there was no racism mentioned or even intended in my comment, are you so bigoted that you can't see genuine humour when it stares you in the face, Confused 52 is correct I was merely having a light hearted dig at Sid regarding his comment, I am the last person that would infer that any area of this country was populated by any race by their colour, for goodness sake lighten up and take your head from up your backside and see what the real world is like man.
  23. 3 points
    Can't see the point in sticking an england flag (made in china) to my car (made in france) or my bike ( made in america) to support a scratch football team (made in hope), especially as i have no real interest in the world cup (or football in general) and the resultant "shouldadone" commentary by the pundits who had the same things said about them when they played for the national side when it got beat by (insert any other national side in the world here). The world cup. the only competition where the pre match commentary and the subsequent post mortem of the result takes longer than the actual match.
  24. 3 points
    A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman: ‘Can I have a pint of beer, and a Ham and Cheese Toastie?’ The barman is amazed, but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie. The rabbit drinks the beer, eats the toastie and leaves. The following night the rabbit returns and again asks for a pint of beer, and a Ham and Cheese Toastie. The barman, now intrigued by the rabbit and the extra drinkers in the pub, (because word gets round), gives the rabbit the pint and the toastie. The rabbit consumes them and leaves. The next night, the pub is packed. In walks the rabbit and says, ‘A pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman.’ The crowd is hushed as the barman gives the rabbit his pint and toastie, and then burst into applause as the rabbit wolfs them down. The next night there is standing room only in the pub. Coaches have been laid on for the crowds of patrons attending. The barman is making more money in one week than he did all last year. In walks the rabbit and says, ‘A pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman’. The barman says, ‘I’m sorry rabbit, old mate, old mucker, but we are right out of them Ham and Cheese Toasties..’. The rabbit looks aghast. The crowd has quietened to almost a whisper, when the barman clears his throat nervously and says, ‘We do have a very nice Cheese and Onion Toastie.’ The rabbit looks him in the eye and says, ‘Are you sure I will like it?’ The masses’ bated breath is ear shatteringly silent. The barman, with a roguish smile says, ‘Do you think that I would let down one of my best friends. I know you’ll love it.’ ‘Ok’, says the rabbit, ‘I’ll have a pint of beer and a Cheese and Onion Toastie.’ The pub erupts with glee as the rabbit quaffs the beer and guzzles the toastie. He then waves to the crowd and leaves…. ..NEVER TO RETURN!!!!!! One year later, in the now impoverished public house, the barman, (who has only served 4 drinks tonight, 3 of which were his), calls time. When he is cleaning down the now empty bar, he sees a small white form, floating above the bar. The barman says, ‘Who are you?’, to which he is answered, ‘I am the ghost of the rabbit that used to frequent your public house.’ The barman says, ‘I remember you. You made me famous. You would come in every night and have a pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie. Masses came to see you and this place was famous.’ The rabbit says, ‘Yes I know.’ The barman said, ‘I remember, on your last night we didn’t have any Ham and Cheese Toasties. You had a Cheese and Onion one instead.’ The rabbit said, ‘Yes, you promised me that I would love it.’ The barman said, ‘You never came back, what happened?’ ‘I DIED’, said the rabbit. ‘NO!’ said the barman. ‘What from?’ After a short pause. The rabbit said… ‘Mixin-me-toasties.’
  25. 3 points
    I'm trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. Therefore, every day I walk around town and tell passers by what I've eaten, how I'm feeling, what I did last night and what I'm doing later and with whom. I give them pictures of my family and friends, of my dog and cat, of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, standing in front of landmarks, having meals out and doing things everybody does every day. I also listen to their conversations and give them the "thumbs up", while I tell them that I like them. And it works just like Facebook! I already have four people following me: two Police Officers, a private investigator and a psychiatrist!
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