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by 661-Pete
16 Jul 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: He didn't even stop!
Replies: 14
Views: 227

Re: He didn't even stop!

I would hope and expect that this person will never get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle again. At age 83, the prospect of having to sit an extended re-test would surely be a sufficient deterrent?

I suppose one would like to see him behind bars. But would it serve any purpose?
by 661-Pete
16 Jul 2018, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 3907

Re: World cup - looking forward?

Well, congrats to our closest cross-channel neighbours on an excellent performance.... :)

Alas things got just a wee bit ugly in Paris last night. Seems we Englanders are not the only ones....

Or is it memories of 1968 perhaps?
by 661-Pete
15 Jul 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 257
Views: 9625

Re: Is Trump Mad?

...or there may be a latter-day von Stauffenberg biding his time in the wings...
by 661-Pete
15 Jul 2018, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 257
Views: 9625

Re: Is Trump Mad?

East and West Coasts hated him even more than Hillary, but the vast majority of the US geography is Trump territory, if one thinks about it like that. How far inland do the "East-" and "West Coasts" extend? On our trip to the USA (in October 2014, when the mid-term elections wer...
by 661-Pete
14 Jul 2018, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173246

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

You never know, however it all shakes down, armed with 20/20 hindsight and 20 years down the road there may be a meeting of the minds. It pains me to say this, but I seriously doubt it. Realistic thinking has been in somewhat short supply in recent years. Of course I like to think of myself - and t...
by 661-Pete
14 Jul 2018, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 257
Views: 9625

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Well, the Drumpf may be mad, but he wasn't mad enough to team up with Treeza and mix it with the nice friendly crowds waiting to greet him in London yesterday.... ....or was he? Do my eyes deceive me? trump&treeza 01.jpg [dig the masks btw - nice work whoever at GMB dreamt them up - but look...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2018, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 1920

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

The exceptions are invariably grumpy old men on 20 year old, knocked about bikes not wearing lycra... I take it, this is meant to be a pi$$-take. Go ahead, if that's the sort of thing you enjoy. The rest of the forum probably got my message... No in fact it's an observation of fact. Not all 'lycra ...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 1920

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

foxyrider wrote:The exceptions are invariably grumpy old men on 20 year old, knocked about bikes not wearing lycra...
I take it, this is meant to be a pi$$-take. Go ahead, if that's the sort of thing you enjoy. The rest of the forum probably got my message...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 1920

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

It looks like there's some aggro against the OP on this thread. Is this necessary? OK he/she may not have phrased their remarks very well. I think - and hope - that the sort of anti-social behavior allegedly displayed by these roadies, happens only rarely. Most will observe the HC. What I have more ...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2018, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 3907

Re: World cup - looking forward?

Yesterday's development poses me a dilemma. As a long-term (over 12 years now) sufferer from depression, I have my 'down' days, some of them more 'down' than others. Much more of the 'down' since 23 June 2016, of course... If I go about today all po-faced, people will obviously assume it's linked to...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2018, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173246

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

meic wrote:
Plurality: the number of votes cast for a candidate who receives more than any other but does not receive an absolute majority.


I didnt know what it meant, so I looked it up.

Aha! Gotcha :lol: ! Seems I'm better informed about the language of the workings of democracy, than some folks!
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2018, 11:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173246

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

and the majority ? of the population ? wanted to leave . Permit me to make one or two minor corrections: and the plurality of those who could be bothered to turn out , wanted to keep all them pesky forrinurs out . More accurate! Why can't the people who were on the losing side just shrug their shou...
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173246

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

I remember those It's A Square World animations well. Brilliant! There was usually one in each programme. A forerunner to the better-remembered Monty Python stuff from Terry Gilliam ... was he inspired by this?
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 3907

Re: World cup - looking forward?

Business as usual then... :wink:
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boys (formerly) in Cave
Replies: 24
Views: 355

Re: Boys (formerly) in Cave

Well, if it's true that the coach went in after the boys, in an effort to rescue them, that puts a different complexion on it - very different. I agree about that. One problem with these immense media beanfests, is that stories get garbled and distorted. As to dissuading boys of that age from taking...