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by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215522

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

meic wrote:
I agree with you for once - that is possible

I thought that you voted remain. :wink:
I was referring to agreeing or disagreeing within this forum. Not outside it.
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 11:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215522

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

brynpoeth wrote:Any leavers from 1975 still active?
(*puts hand up*) Please sir .... please .... I'm one :) Of course, I later changed my mind. :|

brynpoeth wrote: Nice or nasty tories? :wink:
Certainly not! The very idea! :lol:

N.B. Name in quote tags - as per request. :wink:
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215522

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

Because those who are calling for this to be taken into account have been trying to overturn the result of the referendum by any means they can and this is just another in a long stream of attempts to reverse the decision. And what, pray, is wrong with "trying to overturn the result"? If ...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guy Fawkes night
Replies: 35
Views: 764

Re: Guy Fawkes night

I should explain that the "no popery" sign is carried by only one of the seven Bonfire Societies (Cliffe). It has aroused controversy for decades, but I believe that the overall consensus is, let it pass. Some are bound to disagree. Once, when an American colleague on secondment to our wor...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guy Fawkes night
Replies: 35
Views: 764

Re: Guy Fawkes night

It seems that a group of worthy citizens are trying to get the customary immolation of effigies of our politicians, at Lewes, branded a 'hate crime' . I'm not wholly supportive of what goes on at Lewes, but I would have to say to these sad people: "get a life!" Politicians choose to become...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215522

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

The EU issue should have been treated likewise, not delegated to the People I've long held the view that referendums are a device instigated by dictators to justify their despotism. Perhaps I'm a bit influenced by what I've read of Hitler's referendums staged during the 1930s. Those were, of course...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 27
Views: 346

Re: Prescription Charges

If it's any consolation to folks, any presciptions from my dentist are not free (because my dentist is not on the NHS :( ). I've been getting free NHS prescriptions for over 8 years now. Maybe the charge ought to be means-tested? But how to do it fairly? Anyway, before I reached 60, for several year...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I Am Not A Robot
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: I Am Not A Robot

This reminds me of something similar. Anyone else remember the old Leisure Suit Larry series of video games, from way back? Having some slightly risqué 'adult' themes, they incorporated a little GK quiz which you had to answer before you were allowed to enter the game. The purpose was to stop under-...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 1:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I Am Not A Robot
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: I Am Not A Robot

I didn't know what "ableism" means so I looked it up - but I see what you mean! I find these things terrifying. "Click on all the pictures of cars" etc. etc. Even if there's only a small portion of a wing-mirror in frame, you have to recognise that it's a 'picture of a car'. I'm ...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215522

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

Fair enough. I may go and watch it. Regarding the 'comedy speed' issue - I believe that was corrected many years ago. The trouble was that cine cameras of the time were often hand-cranked, and the normal film speed was 16fps instead of the 24fps of more recent years. Easy to correct with the right e...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Take Care of own Health
Replies: 41
Views: 868

Re: Take Care of own Health

the NHS is overwhelmed and its because GREEDY NHS CONSULTANTS are supplementing their income by workng less NHS hours and supplementing their £127000 average salary You may be partly right, but please don't generalise to include all NHS consultants in this. My sister was an NHS consultant (now reti...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215522

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

In the same vein, Peter Jacksons commentary of computer colourised real WWI footage last night was a salutory lesson on the futility of war and the need for our European nations and organisations to eschew land grabs and economic domination of neighbours. I've been wondering about this colourisatio...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8130
Views: 215522

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

If we relied on "Tyranny of the Majority" we'd have no cycle facilities (the majority would want money spent on roads for cars), we'd probably still be hanging people, we'd likely have no safety net for the more vulnerable in society (the majority would vote for themselves to pay lower ta...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you a lottery dupe?
Replies: 84
Views: 1814

Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

I would reply to that, it makes people take notice of the argument! If anyone feels offended, sorry! Sometimes a stark comparison is the only way...
by 661-Pete
12 Nov 2018, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 412
Views: 14447

Re: Is Trump Mad?

And another . Any excuse, no matter how implausible, is better than no excuse, so it seems. I wonder if drumpf has ever actually been in Paris during the rush hour? On the Périphérique , by any chance - or indeed any other main road through the city? What difference could his helicopter'd stopover ...