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Sugar Tax
« on: 06 April 2018, 08:47:41 »

Comes into effect today.

Are you going to cut down on your Ribena?

Are you one of the Irn Bru fans stockpiling the amber nectar in your loft? Are the joists strong enough!  ;D

Do you mind sugar (natural ingredient) being replaced by unnatural sweeteners with their side effects?
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #1 on: 06 April 2018, 10:06:44 »

After having my Gall Bladder removed last year and ignoring the ,somewhat, low key instructions from the surgeon about my diet I found my weight had crept up and I was just unhealthy . My Doctor instructed me to lose two stones and at Xmas I embarked on a low ( no) fat diet. At that point we also decided to get away from the easy to eat sweet shit that seems to fall into your trolley when shopping .....
I have used sweeteners for years , with no apparent side effects ,and don't use sugar in the house but we were eating far too much of it.
Black coffee and tea, no cakes or deserts when out , chocolate reduced to an occasional good quality 70% + dark square .
I can honestly say that we don't miss it at all and with my wife being type 2 diabetic there are no sickly sugary drinks in the house either.
The manufacturers are entirely to blame for the amount of sugar in food and drinks shamelessly altering the nations sweet tooth to sell more rubbish . I could never understand why artificial sweetners were not substituted or offered as an alternative to the mainstream product but the reason is sugar sells and lots of sugar sells more .
I'm not sure if the new tax will change the nations habits , perhaps over time ,but in the short term kiddy power and dumb adults will grumble ,call it a stealth tax ,and continue to consume sugary ,syrupy shit .
It takes a long time to change a fat ,lazy nations eating habits .......

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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #2 on: 06 April 2018, 10:06:50 »

I can understand why children consume sugary drinks but I'm always surprised to hear of adults drinking gallons of 'sugary pop' each day.

It usually seems to be obese people on a low wage who do this most.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #3 on: 06 April 2018, 13:51:35 »

But some people have to avoid certain sweeteners for medical reasons... Mrs LD now has to avoid some and I have a friend who is allergic to artificial sweeteners  ::)
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #4 on: 06 April 2018, 17:58:35 »

Again, trying to legislate against stupidity. It will fail to resolve any perceived problem (that doesn't actually exist).
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #5 on: 06 April 2018, 18:15:10 »

It will raise revenue though, which is obviously the point. If it was really about health, they could force the makers to prominently display the number of teaspoons of sugar in each can / bottle, then let people ( including parents of kids) decide whether to buy it or not.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #6 on: 06 April 2018, 18:31:50 »

Exactly, Albs! Similarly, if they were genuinely interested in road safety they would fill in all of the potholes PROPERLY instead of spending money on Greed Cameras, etc.

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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #7 on: 06 April 2018, 18:35:52 »

The trouble with artificial sweeteners is that some have Aspartame in them and that has carcinogenic properties.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #8 on: 06 April 2018, 19:00:58 »

The trouble with artificial sweeteners is that some have Aspartame in them and that has carcinogenic properties.
No, it doesn't.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #9 on: 06 April 2018, 19:07:03 »

The trouble with artificial sweeteners is that some have Aspartame in them and that has carcinogenic properties.
No, it doesn't.
I stand corrected. :-[ ;D
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #10 on: 06 April 2018, 19:33:54 »

Another Tax on the Poor, people who dont even know the cost of thier Can of Drink, bit like their 」3 cup of Coffee fix, will still buy it, it will hit the likes of the Financial Struggling Mothers who are trying to pacify there Kids.

Similar to Up and Coming Vehicle Emissions daily Tax in London, just more money for the Government rather than address the problem at hand.
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« Reply #11 on: 06 April 2018, 19:35:16 »

I know that some years ago there was some kind of "scare" over Aspartame how well founded this was I don't know.Sugar tax won't really bother me as the only pop I drink is sugar free dilute squash and I don't drink much of that either.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #12 on: 06 April 2018, 21:20:39 »

I've always enjoyed the odd can of full fat Coke!  :y  Which apparently contains around 7 teaspoons of sugar!  ::)

However, some people will think nothing of getting through a 2 litre bottle of the stuff in one sitting to wash down their 12" pizza, so they are consuming over 200 grams or 42 teaspoons of sugar!  :o  And that's not counting the shite that the pizza's made of!  :P  ;D

I think educating the young is a better approach than taxation, but then again plenty of youngsters smoke!  ::)  :-\
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #13 on: 07 April 2018, 00:01:14 »

I am 36 years old.  I was born in a world where;

Coca-Cola was on tap,  Chicken Nuggets and Chips was served at school and when I got home, I had Pizza or Sausage Rolls for dinner.

My parents were both full time workers.  They GENUINELY didnt have time to cook good food.

My local shop used to let me buy fags for my 'Nan'...... I'd also squeeze in 1/4lb of flavoured sugar...... no really, it was sugar with a scented colouring....  And that was a daily basis.

I am (and have been give or take all my adult life) 13st..... I am 5'11".  My younger brother is 13st and 6'1".

The point I'm trying to make;

STOP FEEDING YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN FAKE SHIT. 

If something claims to taste 'like the real thing' it either doesnt...... or it's full of chemicals.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #14 on: 07 April 2018, 09:38:51 »

My only worry is that there will now be a wholesale shift to using sweetener which for most people with IBD is a no-no.  It is for me, makes me very ill.
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« Reply #15 on: 07 April 2018, 10:12:11 »

It will raise revenue though, which is obviously the point. If it was really about health, they could force the makers to prominently display the number of teaspoons of sugar in each can / bottle, then let people ( including parents of kids) decide whether to buy it or not.
If parents are unaware that fizzy drinks are laced to the hilt with added sugars then its too late for them.

Line 'em up for when I get in power.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #16 on: 07 April 2018, 16:12:23 »

My only worry is that there will now be a wholesale shift to using sweetener which for most people with IBD is a no-no.  It is for me, makes me very ill.
I have enough trouble with beet sugar, let alone the diet crap...  :-\
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« Reply #17 on: 07 April 2018, 16:34:25 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(
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« Reply #18 on: 07 April 2018, 18:13:04 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(
I put it on my chips ;D
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« Reply #19 on: 07 April 2018, 18:29:54 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(

Nor here.  ::)  One of the local councils sent all their staff home when the red alert for snow was issued on 'elf 'n' safety grounds.  ::)
 
Unbelievably, that included the snowplough and gritter truck drivers!  >:(
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« Reply #20 on: 07 April 2018, 18:33:31 »


I put it on my chips ;D

Most chip dealerships offer salt and vinegar as a no cost option  :y
unless your a health freak and cook the chips yourself from real potatoes  :o
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« Reply #21 on: 07 April 2018, 18:38:28 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(

Nor here.  ::)  One of the local councils sent all their staff home when the red alert for snow was issued on 'elf 'n' safety grounds.  ::)
 
Unbelievably, that included the snowplough and gritter truck drivers!  >:(

My road consists of a big hill with mostly houses , at the top is a school, at the bottom is the council depot where the gritters operate out of , but they don't grit my road ,
during a recent cold/snow period , a bus skidded sideways ,blocking both lanes ,right outside the council depot  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: 08 April 2018, 08:24:22 »


I put it on my chips ;D

Most chip dealerships offer salt and vinegar as a no cost option  :y
unless your a health freak and cook the chips yourself from real potatoes  :o
Never enough, so I top up the salt and vinegar when I get home.  You can never have enough S&V when it comes to chips...

...esp if you live in Brakkers, as all the chip shops round here are really crap  :'(
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« Reply #23 on: 08 April 2018, 08:30:49 »


I put it on my chips ;D

Most chip dealerships offer salt and vinegar as a no cost option  :y
unless your a health freak and cook the chips yourself from real potatoes  :o
Never enough, so I top up the salt and vinegar when I get home.  You can never have enough S&V when it comes to chips...

...esp if you live in Brakkers, as all the chip shops round here are really crap  :'(

Same here. I never put salt on my food apart from chips. I think its the law.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: 08 April 2018, 08:38:25 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
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« Reply #25 on: 08 April 2018, 10:31:57 »

They always need vinegar. Cant eat chips without vinegar. Its bad form to do that.
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« Reply #26 on: 08 April 2018, 11:37:26 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
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« Reply #27 on: 08 April 2018, 12:06:19 »


I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
The government has been removing salt from all food for a while now , they did it slowly ,so most people did not notice .
I put salt on most tinned ,processes foods , food I cook from scratch i add salt ,as per pretty much every recipe .

salt is needed or food tastes bland , all you "healthy people" who avoid salt like it's some Russian nerve toxin , try some salt on your food , go on, treat yourself , you'll still be alive tomorrow   :y

I have sweetener in coffee , drink low cal pop ,soda water with a dash of black currant in pubs ,but the "sugar tax " will still hit me in the pocket because supermarkets are bound to put up prices on no sugar pop because of increased demand   
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« Reply #28 on: 08 April 2018, 12:10:10 »

I used to routinely sprinkle salt on all savoury food. At some point I decided to give it a miss for a while. I found I could actually taste the flavours in the food rather than just taste salt, no matter what I was eating it with.
I don't bother with it at all now, apart from on chips. Must have salt on chips.
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« Reply #29 on: 08 April 2018, 12:16:55 »

I used to routinely sprinkle salt on all savoury food. At some point I decided to give it a miss for a while. I found I could actually taste the flavours in the food rather than just taste salt, no matter what I was eating it with.
I don't bother with it at all now, apart from on chips. Must have salt on chips.
Brainwashed by the government  ;)
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« Reply #30 on: 08 April 2018, 12:48:50 »


Brainwashed by the government  ;)
you'll be saying you don't like the smell of petrol fumes next   :-\

I can't stand the smell of petrol or diesel, and always wear gloves when filling up with DERV as it always gets on your hands,then the steering wheel etc  ::)

Creosote however!  :y  but then that was banned....  :(
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« Reply #31 on: 08 April 2018, 12:54:27 »


Brainwashed by the government  ;)
you'll be saying you don't like the smell of petrol fumes next   :-\

I can't stand the smell of petrol or diesel, and always wear gloves when filling up with DERV as it always gets on your hands,then the steering wheel etc  ::)

Creosote however!  :y  but then that was banned....  :(

Let us all hope that Derv will soon be resigned to history when it comes to cars. :)

I'm not anti-derv though. It makes an excellent choice for cement mixers, canal boats, and lorries. :)
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« Reply #32 on: 08 April 2018, 13:05:13 »


Brainwashed by the government  ;)



Creosote however!  :y  but then that was banned....  :(

you can get it on the black market (well dark brown market )
i still use it, mixed with old engine oil
enjoy  :y
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Brainwashed by the government  ;)
you'll be saying you don't like the smell of petrol fumes next   :-\

I can't stand the smell of petrol or diesel, and always wear gloves when filling up with DERV as it always gets on your hands,then the steering wheel etc  ::)

Creosote however!  :y  but then that was banned....  :(

Let us all hope that Derv will soon be resigned to history when it comes to cars. :)

I'm not anti-derv though. It makes an excellent choice for cement mixers, canal boats, and lorries. :)

Baffles me how people manage to get it all over the handle of the nozzle.  :-\
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« Reply #34 on: 08 April 2018, 13:10:33 »


Let us all hope that Derv will soon be resigned to history when it comes to cars. :)

I'm not anti-derv though. It makes an excellent choice for cement mixers, canal boats, and lorries. :)

petrol and derv will be history soon as far as cars go,
the new school of thought is electricary , cars that run on batteries  ::)
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« Reply #35 on: 08 April 2018, 13:11:04 »

Definitely salt and vinegar on fish'n'chips.Salt also sprinkled on the Sunday pork joint to crisp up the "crackling".
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« Reply #36 on: 08 April 2018, 13:38:31 »

I used to routinely sprinkle salt on all savoury food. At some point I decided to give it a miss for a while. I found I could actually taste the flavours in the food rather than just taste salt, no matter what I was eating it with.
I don't bother with it at all now, apart from on chips. Must have salt on chips.
Brainwashed by the government  ;)
you'll be saying you don't like the smell of petrol fumes next   :-\

If you knew me at all, you wouldn't suspect me of being brainwashed by the Govt.  ;) ;D
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« Reply #37 on: 08 April 2018, 13:49:09 »

I used to routinely sprinkle salt on all savoury food. At some point I decided to give it a miss for a while. I found I could actually taste the flavours in the food rather than just taste salt, no matter what I was eating it with.
I don't bother with it at all now, apart from on chips. Must have salt on chips.
Brainwashed by the government  ;)
you'll be saying you don't like the smell of petrol fumes next   :-\


If you knew me at all, you wouldn't suspect me of being brainwashed by the Govt.  ;) ;D


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« Reply #38 on: 08 April 2018, 14:00:54 »


Brainwashed by the government  ;)


If you knew me at all, you wouldn't suspect me of being brainwashed by the Govt.  ;) ;D
Sorry , your right ,i don't know you  ;)
but do you know you ? or have you been brainwashed  ;D

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« Reply #39 on: 08 April 2018, 14:24:35 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D
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« Reply #40 on: 08 April 2018, 15:34:29 »

Most of my family circle had died of cancer or heart disease before they reached the age I'm at now, so maybe I'm doing something right.  :-\
If I am, I have no idea what it is.  :D
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« Reply #41 on: 10 April 2018, 07:19:42 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

I知 sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D
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« Reply #42 on: 10 April 2018, 13:44:49 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

I知 sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D

I like to call it 'easier to kidnap'
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« Reply #43 on: 10 April 2018, 14:28:33 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

I知 sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D

I like to call it 'easier to kidnap'
Or "Possible to kidnap without a low-loader"? ::)
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« Reply #44 on: 10 April 2018, 14:38:18 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

I知 sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D

I like to call it 'easier to kidnap'
Or "Possible to kidnap without a low-loader"? ::)

'Exceeds MTOW for Antonov' ::)
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« Reply #45 on: 10 April 2018, 17:03:54 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

I知 sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D

I like to call it 'easier to kidnap'
Or "Possible to kidnap without a low-loader"? ::)

'Exceeds MTOW for Antonov' ::)
Is it a volume issue or weight? Beluga? ;D
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« Reply #46 on: 10 April 2018, 18:08:24 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

I知 sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D

I like to call it 'easier to kidnap'
Or "Possible to kidnap without a low-loader"? ::)

'Exceeds MTOW for Antonov' ::)
Is it a volume issue or weight? Beluga? ;D

I think it depends which way you can roll him after a naga.  Speaking of Beluga, I am trying to blag my way on to one of them next time I am in Toulouse  ::)
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« Reply #47 on: 10 April 2018, 19:02:16 »

The cockpit is a standard A300, and the back is a cavern... the lack of seats, ceilings, overhead lockers and bulkheads in commercial freighters really changes the perspective of space in a given fuselage, the A300 is not a small aircraft to begin with. The Beluga takes flying volume to a whole new level 8)
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« Reply #48 on: 10 April 2018, 19:09:58 »

I have played volleyball in the back of a C17 on the way back from Basrah ::)
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« Reply #49 on: 10 April 2018, 19:13:23 »

The cockpit is a standard A300, and the back is a cavern... the lack of seats, ceilings, overhead lockers and bulkheads in commercial freighters really changes the perspective of space in a given fuselage, the A300 is not a small aircraft to begin with. The Beluga takes flying volume to a whole new level 8)

The new BelugaXL (being trialled at the moment) can carry (admittedly parts of) the A380 Fuselage, or so I'm told!  :D
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« Reply #50 on: 10 April 2018, 19:20:02 »

I have played volleyball in the back of a C17 on the way back from Basrah ::)
Emirates should take notes... :D
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« Reply #51 on: 10 April 2018, 19:20:33 »

The cockpit is a standard A300, and the back is a cavern... the lack of seats, ceilings, overhead lockers and bulkheads in commercial freighters really changes the perspective of space in a given fuselage, the A300 is not a small aircraft to begin with. The Beluga takes flying volume to a whole new level 8)

The new BelugaXL (being trialled at the moment) can carry (admittedly parts of) the A380 Fuselage, or so I'm told!  :D

Yes, just in time for production of the A380 to start winding down ::)

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« Reply #52 on: 10 April 2018, 19:21:04 »

I have played volleyball in the back of a C17 on the way back from Basrah ::)
Emirates should take notes... :D

TBH, the tactical takeoff was the best part (once it was over) :y
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« Reply #53 on: 10 April 2018, 19:21:10 »

The cockpit is a standard A300, and the back is a cavern... the lack of seats, ceilings, overhead lockers and bulkheads in commercial freighters really changes the perspective of space in a given fuselage, the A300 is not a small aircraft to begin with. The Beluga takes flying volume to a whole new level 8)

The new BelugaXL (being trialled at the moment) can carry (admittedly parts of) the A380 Fuselage, or so I'm told!  :D

Getting close to its maiden flight ...

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/airbus-making-progress-with-belugaxl/
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« Reply #54 on: 11 April 2018, 07:32:05 »

The trouble with artificial sweeteners is that some have Aspartame in them and that has carcinogenic properties.

I'd read that your body cant properly process it and it stores it in such places as fat in your brain and it slowly builds up and turns into a poison.
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« Reply #55 on: 11 April 2018, 13:09:04 »

I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:(  I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk!  ;)
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« Reply #56 on: 11 April 2018, 13:11:21 »

I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:(  I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk!  ;)
Now that's my kind of lunch, but not full fat coke. I'm so used to Diet Coke that the proper stuff tastes like syrup.
Same with milk. I got so used to the red stuff that even semi skimmed tastes like cream now.
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« Reply #57 on: 11 April 2018, 15:27:30 »

I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:(  I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk!  ;)

Yes,. ' cos then we'd all be exemp.. Ahh, scales, you say?  :-[
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« Reply #58 on: 11 April 2018, 16:33:31 »

I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:( I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk! ;)

But that would amount to a tax on people from the North. ::) ::) ;)
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« Reply #59 on: 11 April 2018, 16:45:47 »

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« Reply #60 on: 11 April 2018, 17:17:14 »

Breech of yuman rites........until TB abolishes them.  :D
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« Reply #61 on: 11 April 2018, 17:38:28 »

I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:( I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk! ;)

But that would amount to a tax on people from the North. ::) ::) ;)
I lived in London for ten years. Believe me......it ain't just the north. Some of them big mammas in Tottenham and Shepherds Bush would weigh two northerners.
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« Reply #62 on: 11 April 2018, 18:15:27 »

I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:( I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk! ;)

But that would amount to a tax on people from the North. ::) ::) ;)
I lived in London for ten years. Believe me......it ain't just the north. Some of them big mammas in Tottenham and Shepherds Bush would weigh two northerners.

Yes if the whippets are anything to go by, malnutrition is rife in the north.  ::)
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« Reply #63 on: 11 April 2018, 18:21:22 »

I've just bought lunch in Gregg's.  A chicken baguette, a bag of crisps and a 500ml bottle of full fat Coke.  :y

I paid 14p tax on the Coke.   >:( I think they should have scales in the shop and only apply the tax to fat folk! ;)

But that would amount to a tax on people from the North. ::) ::) ;)
I lived in London for ten years. Believe me......it ain't just the north. Some of them big mammas in Tottenham and Shepherds Bush would weigh two northerners.

Yes if the whippets are anything to go by, malnutrition is rife in the north.  ::)
Can't remember the last time I actually saw a whippet  ;D

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