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by 661-Pete
18 Mar 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

It all depends on your definition of 'cyclist'. I'm willing to bet that 10 March was the first time that the assailant had been on a bicycle for years, and it's probably the last (unless he decides to go out and repeat his actions). At a guess: a driver who got fined and/or lost his licence after h...
by 661-Pete
18 Mar 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

Horrific. I've been attacked by car passengers (luckily without injury), but never by another cyclist. Almost unbelievable. We don't know what was going on before the encounter, of course. Hopefully (a) the injured cyclist will make a complete recovery, and (b) the other cyclist will come forward. T...
by 661-Pete
18 Mar 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13017
Views: 321781

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

On a lighter note: You've just got to love this story: France’s EU minister names her cat 'Brexit' because ‘he meows loudly to be let out but just stands there when I open the door’. When I was a kid, our family cat used to do just that. He'd sit next to the front door and mew, asking to be let out....
by 661-Pete
18 Mar 2019, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 114
Views: 1857

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

No they aren't. There are organised shoots in my village, which is a village of 30 houses. I live opposite the game keeper and the shoot happens in the fields bordering my house. In November the farm release 12,000 birds and then charge people for a chance to shoot them. They kill up to 500 a day. ...
by 661-Pete
17 Mar 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 114
Views: 1857

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Sports hunters tend to revel in the pleasures of the kill, since that's their primary motive for shooting; and they will often kill in fashions that are cruel and nasty. Cugel Your evidence for this is where? I shoot(Airguns) as do about 25% of the blokes in my dept at work and your ramblings could...
by 661-Pete
16 Mar 2019, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13017
Views: 321781

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

Treeza being allowed to, and frantically trying, to get a third vote through Parliament (having lost the first two, and after offering god-knows-what sweeteners to the DUPliciters). Whereas we get just one vote, and according to the Brex**iteers the result holds good for ever and ever amen.... I can...
by 661-Pete
15 Mar 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13017
Views: 321781

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

There is actually a quite logical reason for an extension. Assuming it goes beyond 30 June, this will force the UK to hold EU Assembly elections. My limited understanding is that the EU would rather us bog off before then. They want to get on with actually doing stuff, doubt they want to risk an as...
by 661-Pete
15 Mar 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13017
Views: 321781

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

Extra time to push May's deal through? Nope, won't give us one for that. Extra time to figure out another deal? Nope, as far as they're concerned the deal has been agreed. Only reasons we'll get more time: General election or another referendum. There is actually a quite logical reason for an exten...
by 661-Pete
15 Mar 2019, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 263
Views: 25074

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

loch eck steve wrote:Its the wife's birthday next week , I never know what to get her but luckily for me she's mentioned she would like something black and lacey , so I'm off to get her some Doc Martins ! :D
At least that's better than the one about the bathroom scales...
by 661-Pete
14 Mar 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats eyes...
Replies: 44
Views: 2327

Re: Cats eyes...

Time for a bump. Cycling along a busy road this afternoon I noticed that many of the centre line (old type) cats eyes were missing altogether. In some cases the entire thing, iron bezel and all, had gone; in other cases just the rubber insert with the glass 'eyes'. I also noticed a few cats eyes lyi...
by 661-Pete
14 Mar 2019, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13017
Views: 321781

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

Lay off the Scouser stereotype jokes, it may be injurous to your health :wink: I didn't crack any, but if this forum will allow me, please may I quote one delightful piece of graffiti that I spotted near Brighton Station many years ago [I think Brighton had just hosted Liverpool in a League or Cup ...
by 661-Pete
14 Mar 2019, 9:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: Waste disposal?

kwackers wrote:Anything like that put outside your house gets taken pretty quickly.

Guess the old 'rag o bone' men still ply their trades albeit a bit more opportunistically than before.

by 661-Pete
14 Mar 2019, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-cycling books
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Non-cycling books

Well! In my 'third age', I have indeed taken to the reading I sadly neglected (apart from SF) in my younger years, by picking up some of the world's great classics. Partly to assuage my dejection at having had to abandon my aspirations towards crossword puzzle compiling, plus one or two other hobbie...
by 661-Pete
13 Mar 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13017
Views: 321781

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

Can we not face it? There exists absolutely no definition of "Brexit" as was presented to the electorate, and voted in by a slender majority in the 2016 referendum (nearly three years ago, note). A referendum which many regard as unconstitutional. Whatever the legality of it: that form of ...
by 661-Pete
13 Mar 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13017
Views: 321781

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

mercalia wrote:am I the only one here who wishes a giant meteor would fall on the house of commons at this moment?
Probably not. But I am not one of those. And what would you have in its place? Absolute monarchy? Totalitarian dictatorship? Napoleon? Stalin? [No I won't invoke the H-word....]