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by Pastychomper
16 Sep 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471788

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

Ok. (shrugs shoulders) I want us out. Should have done it years and years ago. Should never have joined in the first place. Probably too late now. I have no issues in co-operation, no issues in trade and easy accesses, or living and working etc. Passport controls and work visas please. We can have ...
by Pastychomper
13 Sep 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1235

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

I had the "disconnection from BT" call recently. I remembered the advice about not saying 'yes' in case it's being recorded, so I just responded to each explanation and warning with "You don't say." After saying it three or four times I hung up, then when somebody asked who it wa...
by Pastychomper
10 Sep 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does phone case/ phone type define you?
Replies: 48
Views: 971

Re: Does phone case/ phone type define you?

I bought my phone for one app that (at the time) only ran on one series of 'phones, and only well on the recent ones. So, mine says that I once succumbed to anticompetitive marketing. :shock: The large, well-bumpered case says that I'm the sort of person who doesn't want to fork out for another new ...
by Pastychomper
6 Sep 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471788

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

Flinders wrote:Exactly. A major change should always be 51% or more of those eligible to vote, or 2/3 of those actually voting.

I'm inclined to agree with that. If only John Major and Gordon Brown had thought that way, we wouldn't be in this mess.
by Pastychomper
6 Sep 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 36
Views: 1299

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

Indeed, Paul is unusual in having apparently been converted by his vision. Other Biblical figures who reported visions either already more-or-less believed in whatever they saw, or changed their ideas for a short while then returned to old habits. I suspect it's the same for Helmuts, certainly there...
by Pastychomper
4 Sep 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Boy with no helmit has severe accident
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Boy with no helmit has severe accident

MSN - isn't that the branch of Microsoft that (in a refreshing display of honesty) chose a bug for their logo? :?
by Pastychomper
3 Sep 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taken out by flatbed truck
Replies: 33
Views: 3266

Re: Taken out by flatbed truck

Hi, I had an almost identical incident at almost the same location - hope it's not a worrying trend. I was heading in the same direction as the OP and had passed the entrance to Clipper warehouse where a curtain side artic was waiting. He let me pass then turned out behind me at which point he sque...
by Pastychomper
2 Sep 2019, 1:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Just wondering.....

Oldjohnw wrote:It appears to be raining swallows here. This is a staging post on their route south.


I thought I saw a swallow holding a threaded needle in its beak. When it started singing I realised my mistake: it was not a swallow, but a tailor swift.



IGMC.
by Pastychomper
30 Aug 2019, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471788

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

... I am inclined to think politicians should be put through lie detector tests now and then and if they fail then lose their jobs? ... If there was a reliable lie detector I'd be all for that. As it is, I gather the detectors rely on looking at physiological factors for signs of anxiety while answ...
by Pastychomper
30 Aug 2019, 10:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Just wondering.....

I have a theory that active forums tend to attract a particular species of shark, which live off the discarded remnants of ideas left behind by troll attacks. As scavengers, the sharks are rarely dangerous but they are big enough to get in the way, forcing threads to twist and turn as they grow. A v...
by Pastychomper
28 Aug 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities
Replies: 54
Views: 1783

Re: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities

Lothian buses, which operate in and around Edinburgh, are consistently award public transport operator of the year for Scotland and provide a frequent, reliable and relatively inexpensive service. The majority of my colleagues use the bus fir their commuting and leave the car at home. My experience...
by Pastychomper
22 Aug 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 6924

Re: McDonald's

Not a big fan of Golden Arches myself, but I remember a chap I knew at church in the '90s, who succumbed to a long-term illness and reported that Macdonald's food was all he could keep down. I wondered then if that was a result of the food being so highly processed that it was effectively part-diges...
by Pastychomper
14 Aug 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 1220

Re: All-female cabinet?

To be fair, winning by a narrow margin against a popular campaign is not the same as winning by a narrow margin against nobody-in-particular. Rather than "which is the better of these 2 possibilities", the European Parliament was effectively asked "is this person good enough for the j...
by Pastychomper
14 Aug 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 452
Views: 46860

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Given what little I know of Twitter, I can understand her being bored all summer if that's what she was doing. :roll: Reminds me of another oldish joke: @supermarket : Hello, Valued Customer. Your fridge contacted us to order another sirloin stake, but your bank changed the order to minced pork. It ...
by Pastychomper
14 Aug 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 1220

Re: All-female cabinet?

I thought it misguided and sexist. As I understand it the politician concerned has decided that women work better together than men, that they are more pragmatic in their views and willing to trade. That might sometimes be the case but if so then it’s about time that politicians of all ‘persuasions...