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General Car Chat / Women drivers Saudi Arabia
« on: Today at 08:12:41 »
Good that they are now allowed to drove again after decades.

But from midnight? What a daft time - they would all be lagged up  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 20:41:30 »
Friday

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General Discussion Area / Re: World Cup Thread
« on: Yesterday at 18:50:54 »
Got to have fair play and all that, might offend a Panamanian. Just over 4 million Panamanians. I wonder if their national TV coverage was "unbiased". I guess not if it is vaguely like Spanish TV. Their reporting on sports events is very nationalistic. The F1 for example you would think that Alonso and Sainz were the only two cars on the track. ;D ;D ;D

We are our own worst enemies. :o

I was watching the game on a Panasonic TV.  Does that count as being fair? ;D ;D ;D ;)

I am shocked. Would have thought you would have had Cello (Ferguson).  ;D ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Spain holidays- speed cameras
« on: Yesterday at 18:12:32 »
Spanish roundabouts. No signals and if it is two lane folk go on the inside slow lane for turning off at say the third exit. If in doubt assume the worst and do not use the fast lane on a roundabout.

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General Discussion Area / Re: World Cup Thread
« on: Yesterday at 18:10:04 »
Got to have fair play and all that, might offend a Panamanian. Just over 4 million Panamanians. I wonder if their national TV coverage was "unbiased". I guess not if it is vaguely like Spanish TV. Their reporting on sports events is very nationalistic. The F1 for example you would think that Alonso and Sainz were the only two cars on the track. ;D ;D ;D

We are our own worst enemies. :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: Galileo.
« on: Yesterday at 15:13:24 »
This should be quite simple.  ::) 

If the EU don't give us full access to Galileo we deduct the billion we have invested from the £39 billion divorce bill and deny them use of places like the Falklands, Ascension, Diego Garcia and Pitcairn for the necessary base stations.  :)

IMO we won't be paying any divorce bill as the EU will not have even agreed to have any meaningful trade talks by March 2019. The French are the main sh*t stirrers on Galileo and if it ends up being adjudicated on in the International courts then so be it. Where GPS is by far the oldest system it is easily overlaid to give incorrect results like it does around critical Russian areas like The Kremlin and also easily jammed which is of a concern where so many NATO standoff weapons rely on the military version for a few metres or better CEP accuracy.

David Davis let slip yesterday that the UK no deal plans with us relying on WTO tariffs and trade rules are well advanced.

The biggest blow to Europe if they decide to play hardball are in finance where over £1tn of loans to European industry has been raised and are administered from London and our withdrawal from Europe's defence, intelligence and security systems. Although our defences have been eviscerated since 1991, so have most defence budgets in Europe many like Germany, Netherland, Italy & Spain, much more than ours and our forces still have reasonable engineering, logistic and transport unit unlike many European armies where these are always low hanging fruit ripe for cutting, if they even existed in the first place.

Putin has stated the worst day in his live, which happened while he was posed in East Germany, was the disintegration of the Soviet Union. He maybe trying to recreate it, from a position of massive economic weakness, but overall it is not going very well, with only wins in limited areas. His biggest single success has been getting his bitch in the White House, but he is a loose cannon and has limited authority compared to Putin's absolute rule, so success has been mixed but Mueller & the rule of law are gradually winning as more of Trump's crime gang are being indicted, have flipped in deals for reduced sentences or are in jail. Crimea and todate Syria have also be notable successes, but the Donbas must currently be classed as a failure.

Plus getting the World Cup to Russia with the greatest show of great PR since Hitler, and every England fan stating how lovely the Russian people are and even the BBC finding it hard to fault it all!  ;D

How can Putin be classed as a nasty man? ::) ::) ::) ::)

Same as Kim Jong-un is a nice man. Never had anyone tortured or killed. Yes Trump is the real bad guy - he separates families for goodness sake. ::) ::) ::)

When I watched Frankie Boyle's programme on Russia as a prelude to the World Cup. you could tell there would be nothing but a charm offensive.


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General Discussion Area / Re: Galileo.
« on: Yesterday at 15:08:51 »


David Davis let slip yesterday that the UK no deal plans with us relying on WTO tariffs and trade rules are well advanced.



I have wondered whether there is some sort of bluff going on, where HMG lets everyone think that it's all going to crap, but in reality they are quietly laying their plans for a WTO outcome.  :-\
Racing certainty unless the establishment can overturn the leaving process. It will be one or the other.

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General Discussion Area / Re: World Cup Thread
« on: Yesterday at 14:25:12 »
These Panamanians play like ghetto footballers. I am no expert but why aren't they getting red cards for their antics.

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General Discussion Area / Re: World Cup Thread
« on: Yesterday at 14:20:50 »
zirk - go out and put your ten euros on Germany. Mine is on Ingerlund. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: World Cup Thread
« on: Yesterday at 13:57:23 »
England: Panama
OMG ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 00:10:14 »
Middle

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General Discussion Area / Re: Spain holidays- speed cameras
« on: 23 June 2018, 19:28:14 »
Much appreciated as we will be arriving thursday night. 

We tend to take our time driving so not too worried on the speed camera thing but hope that helle hollis are fair if anything did catch us out.

Aiming to drop in to marbella but stay in cartajima for a couple of nights before heading to jerez

In fairness hire companies the world over are obligated to follow up speeding tickets so a handling charge is reasonable.

If you go anywhere near Ronda,  Setenil de las Bodegas is worth a detour. Have a good trip.

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General Discussion Area / Spain holidays- speed cameras
« on: 23 June 2018, 17:30:33 »
Just a reminder for anyone hiring a car on holiday in Spain.

There are plenty of speed cameras to spoil the fun afforded by those hire cars with their specially  beefed up suspension, engine and brakes.

Here is a list of new camera locations.  https://www.euroweeklynews.com/news/on-euro-weekly-news/spain-news-in-english/1472899-speed-cameras-58-‘miniradars’-installed-across-spain-locations-revealed. The A45 leading out of Malaga to inland (Cordoba/Granada/Antequera has several camera locations in each direction. They issue over 600 tickets a week in each direction. Tom Tom western Europe sat nav is pretty good with their locations.

Most are overhead on the back of gantries. They now also have mobile units which just fit under the ARMCO anywhere.

You can pretend you never got a ticket but the hire car companies can use it as a way of generating revenue as there is so much basic "rent a car" competition. I heard a case the other day of a Brit being detained by the police, leaving Spain, the following year after a holiday. "You can go when you have paid your fine with late penalties"- I think it came to 300 euros.

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General Car Chat / Re: OOOPS!!
« on: 23 June 2018, 09:06:20 »
The years just fly by for us old uns. Doesnt seem five minutes ago that we left school

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General Discussion Area / Re: Drone rescue
« on: 22 June 2018, 23:42:19 »
 ;D ;D

Fake. He didnt trip up over any abandoned supermarket trollies, car tyres etc.

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