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by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Emergency vehicles, lost tourists, forgetful seniors, criminals driving a getaway...the list of people who drive the wrong way down a one-way street is almost endless. I always look both ways.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

You will not enjoy discovering what the new process is. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564959/OS_Guidance_G3_10.16.pdf I'm not trusting original documents to the post these days. Renewing whilst visiting the UK seems to be the least pa...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Socialist Utopia
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Re: Socialist Utopia

Now work out how many actions of supposedly right-of-centre parties actually match socialist policies, despite whatever words are coming out of their mouths. Note also how many socialist policies don't get repealed when they gain power. Cameron's/May's Tories would have been classed by Thatcher as c...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
Replies: 55
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Re: Children's Climate protests.

You try getting a tiny house, especially a mobile one, built under any municipal ordinance, zoning regs and building code. Tiny houses are a fantastic example of: 1) Ridiculously unrealistic promotion of something by the media. 2) Just about every regulation being opposed in practice to what they cl...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
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Re: Children's Climate protests.

Social engineering isn't taught, it's dictated. One may not question. There is no education going on.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

It annoys UK passport control intensely that I use my Canadian passport when entering the UK. They have to run off and fetch forms, which is not fun in the driving rain at a port at one in the morning. I point out they stopped UK passport holders renewing in their country of residence, and mine has ...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Quiz 5-19
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Re: Quiz 5-19

2. Gerrymandering 3. It's the lateral curving inwards of a ships hull towards the gunwale, originally done to maximise cannon room below decks whilst maximising stability. Opposite is flare, done for seakeeping qualities in bad weather. 4. Edmund Halley 5. Perseids? 6. That man Halley again 7. Siriu...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion
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Re: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion

In response to the news that Emily Thornberry described the Lib Dems as “like the Taliban” over their new revoke Article 50 Brexit policy, the former Lib Dem leader responded: “Come on Emily, if we really were like a Middle East terrorist group, don’t you think Jeremy would’ve invited us to a confe...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
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Re: Children's Climate protests.

I had RE lessons from Robert Runcie. He was useless; never gave a proper answer. I think they got rid of him, and his next job was slumming it as Archbishop of Canterbury. Some people have no pride.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
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Re: Children's Climate protests.

Ah, more than one Hyde Park!
My mistake.
I have, however, also seen kids discussing climate change and leaving the lights on afterwards. I've also had them disappointed that there was nothing in my recycling bin, despite me pointing out that's because I hadn't cycled anything.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III
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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

It's the Arnhem museum, on Utrechtsweg, for completeness. Went round it a few years back. My history master spent three days on the Bridge back in '44 as a sergeant. Rather him than me. His obit makes interesting reading. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/army-obituarie...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
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Re: Children's Climate protests.

I went to a Motorcycle Action Group rally in Hyde Park back in the 1980s, 25,000 bikers, and the place was spotless when we we left. We picked up everyone else's litter.
I think it's both hypocritical, and being part of the problem rather than the solution, not ironic.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
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Re: Children's Climate protests.

Hyde Park after the Climate Change eco rally
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Harriet Sergeant @HarrietSergeant
My children lectured me on climate change last night. This morning I found all the lights left on.
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by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Thomas Cook in serious trouble
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Re: Thomas Cook in serious trouble

What I meant was that being left without a flight home, plans ruined, and the prospect of vast bills to pay to change that makes anywhere miserable.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Thomas Cook in serious trouble
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Re: Thomas Cook in serious trouble

I don't see why the government (= taxpayer) should foot the bill and anyone who didn't have insurance, and most travel insurances cover this eventuality, should probably be made to walk/swim/cycle home - or stay wherever they are! Tricky one. Rather harsh to dump one's countrymen in a miserable pla...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

Oi! My brother drove trucks. Not all of them hit bridges. Elephants eat buns, you eat buns, therefore you are an elephant. I recall my paper round employer operated out of a lock-up garage. He had specialist paper sorters and specialist deliverers, as he'd discovered people tended to be good at one ...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Birthdays
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Re: Birthdays

..and a belated Happy Birthday to you too. Please forgive me, I've been up a ladder.

The end result of my birthday's work. I treated myself and knocked off at sunset.
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by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion
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Views: 61892
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Re: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion

Not that he has any competition https://i0.wp.com/order-order.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/approval.jpg?w=540&ssl=1 Corbyn is the least popular opposition leader ever. Ever, ever; in the history of History! If Michael Foot's 1983 manifesto was "The longest suicide note in history", what about Corb...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

I started a paper round at age 13 then started doing 2 rounds on Sundays at age 15. Does one good academically. The best kids at first lessons were always the ones who had been up exercising since 7am*, and they were the same as the rest from 11am onwards. I suspect the attention to detail needed wi...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Birthdays
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Re: Birthdays

Many thanks everyone, but little work is not an option. It's 8am and I've already set up for the day, cut 10 rafters, and extracted a splinter. 20190920_081629.jpg The first rafters are up and the tricky business of getting them aligned is done - I was up and down ladders more often than Fred Dibnah...