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by pete75
18 Oct 2019, 7:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 663
Views: 12997

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Why does it bother you about someone buying rifles if legally held? Especially since it's easier to own cars and be more dangerous that way? Why does it bother you about someone buying rifles if legally held? I don't know why it bothers him but possibly because almost all the UK mass shootings, Hun...
by pete75
18 Oct 2019, 12:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20069
Views: 494009

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

.........I say to you the "professionals" are just as likely, maybe more likely, to be criminals and shysters. Exactly! And for their own ends,just like drug dealers! So you think teachers, doctors, lawyers, clergymen, architects, physiotherapists, radiographers, social workers etc etc ar...
by pete75
17 Oct 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 663
Views: 12997

Re: Extinction Rebellion

661-Pete wrote:
And this bit bothers me a bit, too:
buy three or four new rifles too.
Remember one thing, JR. What to you may be merely sarcasm, can be taken literally by others.


He may be a farmer or other land owner and need to control deer and/or he goes lamping.
by pete75
17 Oct 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 663
Views: 12997

Re: Extinction Rebellion

As I said a few pages ago...rebels without a clue :roll: Extinction Rebellion started out being annoying now they're turning into a joke. If you think "they're turning into a joke", perhaps you could point out which part of the message I posted above you think is a joke... :evil: Having s...
by pete75
17 Oct 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 663
Views: 12997

Re: Extinction Rebellion

XR protesters are targeting the Tube this morning. Public Transport! They are trying to disrupt public transport. I am confused. Aren't we supposed to be doing something "green" and responsible if we choose public transport? Wouldn't the best public transport be run on electricity and be ...
by pete75
17 Oct 2019, 9:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20069
Views: 494009

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Are you virtuous? Are you always right? Do you have opinions that aren't inline with other people's opinions? Are other people's opinions always wrong? It appears you're addressing these questions to everyone who posts here so perhaps you could start by answering your own questions. For what it's w...
by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 93
Views: 1495

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

I don't live in Scotland so it isn't anything to do with me, but I find the SNP position very interesting in that it seems contradictory. Independence from the UK but not from the EU. So not independence at all. Curious. But none of my business. That's for them and good luck to them whichever path ...
by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 93
Views: 1495

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Anyone know the history of the union? In my ignorance I was taught about a new world investment bubble the Scots got themselves into causing a big debt. Resistance to joining in a union with England and Wales (and Ireland? ) was overcome hence the union. Technically a union if equals hence the diff...
by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 93
Views: 1495

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

What about our military bases in Scotland - are they essential? If so they'd probably be retained as British territory like the base areas in Cyprus. If anyone wonders why Scots may feel like anything less than a partner in a union of equals this attitude expressed by Pete should clarify it! We are...
by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 93
Views: 1495

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Isn't nationally based on place of birth and nationality of your parents? If you're born and bred Scottish but living outside Scotland, say in England, what nationality would you suggest post independence for Scotland? My grandfather was American his whole life despite living in liverpool for most ...
by pete75
14 Oct 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 93
Views: 1495

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

How many people live in Scotland and are actually Scottish? 4million max, and most of them live in the central belt. You may have a point about the central belt. In the 2014 referendum it was only in parts of the central belt and Dundee where there was a majority for independence. http://www.maps.m...
by pete75
14 Oct 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1714

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Hi, Buy a town and call it.........................Don't Stop Here Or Go To Jail :P Or buy a disused aerodrome and put a mine field around it :mrgreen: Buy a town and call it Hell. Obviously somewhere in three overly built up south east. It really depresses me as I travel south until I get towards ...
by pete75
14 Oct 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1714

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Tail End Charlie wrote:I'd buy a massive turnip.


Spendthrift - what's wrong with a big radish? :wink:
by pete75
10 Oct 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3149

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

The Mildenhall-Thetford direct route is as good as disconnected for most cyclists and definitely most potential cyclists. Calling the 60mph northwestern end of Branch Bank to Littleport "not unpleasant" is almost as much a minority view IMO, especially with the entirely forseeable increas...
by pete75
10 Oct 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20069
Views: 494009

Re: Brexit Means (Chorleywood) Bread?

661-Pete wrote:Nearly every supermarket in our area, perhaps? Which is why I perceive a link between Chorleywood bread and Brex*it-voting areas. After all, our local area is emphatically Remain.



You've evidence for that?