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by Flinders
13 Aug 2018, 9:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why is it always an Audi
Replies: 82
Views: 6437

Re: Why is it always a jaguar

Who knows whether they were lying? :wink: Surely a driver wouldn't be lying when boasting about infractions they have committed? Colour of vehicle For several years I owned a red car. That probably stigmatised me right from the off. I remember that my late father-in-law took grave exception to my d...
by Flinders
13 Aug 2018, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glyphosate
Replies: 52
Views: 1014

Re: Glyphosate

........................how many people die because there isn't a good, cheap alternative to asbestos?.............. There is, and it's specified and used, certainly in building and automotive situations. Our t of interest, what is it? I have US friends who would be interested, with the arguments g...
by Flinders
13 Aug 2018, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly Amazon prices....
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Silly Amazon prices....

Worth trying other sites, there are plenty. For 2nd hand books, Amazon is part of Abe, and I find they are usually more expensive than other sites like Alibris for the same book. I avoid Abe because I avoid Amazon, but sometimes you have no choice with rarer books. Awesomebooks, though smaller, is o...
by Flinders
12 Aug 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distracted drivers
Replies: 34
Views: 1166

Re: Distracted drivers

I keep my phone on when driving, as I have relatives who may need to contact me in an emergency, due to illness. If it rings, I ignore it, but look a safe and legal place to park, then check the phone to see what it was about. I can't see anything wrong with that. I should add that I don't make the ...
by Flinders
10 Aug 2018, 6:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 65
Views: 7043

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Not a joke, but a true story: Emilien Amaury, the press baron, sometime Minister for Colonies, Pétainiste chief of propaganda, founder of l'Equipe newspaper and original owner of the Tour de France, died in 1977 after being thrown by his horse. One of his favourite sayings was "News need not b...
by Flinders
10 Aug 2018, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 285
Views: 11078

Re: Is Trump Mad?

It'll end in tears, as evil always does. We can only hope the tears are his, the grim alternative is they could be the tears of a great many other people.
by Flinders
10 Aug 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2423

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2018

I bought a copy of Spenser's Fairie Queen (Elizabethan poetry) when I was a student. I was a bit careless, and bought it in the original spelling without a modern translation. Couldn't make head nor tail of it until I tried to speak it out loud in my native accent, at which point it stated to make s...
by Flinders
9 Aug 2018, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 330
Views: 5420

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Hi, Like most religion's, its two faced. In public they cover up but at home.............................its western talk and western clothes and western.............sins............... Boris says what a lot of people think but could not put it across without being accused of being racist! I think ...
by Flinders
7 Aug 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 285
Views: 11078

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Mr Trump is very rich, influential, successful altogether, very healthy at over 70, does lots of sports (golf) His subjects want to be like him The European media are obsessed with him but what do we know or understand? How much do US citizens in flyover country know about Europe? Our media is not ...
by Flinders
7 Aug 2018, 1:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 285
Views: 11078

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Mr Trump is very rich, influential, successful altogether, very healthy at over 70, does lots of sports (golf) His subjects want to be like him The European media are obsessed with him but what do we know or understand? How much do US citizens in flyover country know about Europe? Our media is not ...
by Flinders
5 Aug 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 184345

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

@ R2 I don't think for a moment that people believed those things tbh, any more than US voters believed Trump's hyperbolic rantings. This was an extraordinary opportunity at exactly the right time to stick one up the posterior of the ruling classes who had taken them for fools for a very, very long...
by Flinders
2 Aug 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank goodness for austerity
Replies: 94
Views: 12433

Re: Thank goodness for austerity

Just to bring this thread up to date. It's 11.00 am on 2nd August 2018 and interest rates are still on .5% (so I've been right for over three years so far) but they might go up today - to .75%! Let's see. The reason why interest rates are struggling to rise IMV is that real wages cannot rise so the...
by Flinders
2 Aug 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 184345

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

Hi, I'm still waiting for someone to give me any good and concrete reasons for leaving the EU. But if it came from anyone would you be happy that we are still leaving? I'm simply asking for good reason for leaving. I've searched everywhere but can't find anything concrete or anything that gives me ...
by Flinders
2 Aug 2018, 12:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 184345

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

Quite- who could possibly have thought that after decades of being part of a huge trade block we had a more interconnected economy than we had in the 1970s when a calculator that did multiplication and division as well was the height of hand-held technology, a top of the range BBC computer had a me...
by Flinders
2 Aug 2018, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 184345

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

djnotts wrote:And in more good news for the Leave bunch, T. Robinson is back on the streets to lend some muscle to Farage and Mogg.

On bail.