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General Discussion Area / Re: The Trump train set
« on: Today at 12:16:22 »
 ;D ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit stockpiling
« on: Today at 08:53:19 »
If the channel ports are blocked through EU bloody mindedness then the biggest thing it will affect in March is fresh produce. I got the contacts and know the air routes, so there is $$$ to be made and why let George Soros make it all when I can earn a few s. I love change, I love innovation as an entrepreneur they all create new s opportunities, what is there not to like. ;) ;) ;)

I have sent you my bulk lettuce rates.  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 22:20:14 »

General Discussion Area / Brexit stockpiling
« on: Yesterday at 22:19:50 »
Anyone going to be engaging in this in the event of a no deal?

can't make my mind up whether this is an establishment chipping away at Brexit "Project Fear" or a real concern.

I know that the Pharmaceutical companies have real concerns about supplies in both directions of pills etc. To do with testing and standards. You would have thought common sense would apply but one Uk company has already spent 40 million in case of a no deal scenario.

Anyway apparently there are 70 technical notices to be printed of products that will dry up in the Uk in the early days following a no deal. Money to be made there if you can corner the market now.....

PS I can help with olives and lettuces if anyone wants a quantity ! :y :y

General Discussion Area / Goodwood Festival
« on: 15 July 2018, 18:36:01 »
Anyone go this year?

How did the autonomous car do!?

General Discussion Area / Re: World Cup Thread
« on: 15 July 2018, 18:28:06 »
Well that is that.

Fourth  for England , happy enough with that. Got further than Spain for once.

Hats off to France.

I am off to my box, see you in two years for the Euros  ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Dollar shave
« on: 15 July 2018, 16:54:32 »
have to agree.

the expressions on faces, timing etc are pretty good.

The only thing I don't know is .....Are shaving products expensive?

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 14 July 2018, 17:04:18 »

General Discussion Area / Re: The Press
« on: 13 July 2018, 17:07:26 »
This is when I change in my usual policy of not wanting to upset those of different religion and culture, trying hard to keep any racism that I inherited from past generations at bay.............................BUT..............................

at the risk of being racist, and for once I don't care if I am, why is it that families from Pakistan and India come to live in the UK because they want to, and apparently like life here, then insist certain young members of their family forget British culture and laws to undergo forced marriage within their past culture?

They have accepted they live in BRITAIN; their offspring are BRITISH, they live in OUR culture with OUR laws, so why the hell do they think it is right to force their BRITISH, born here, children who have adopted OUR culture and consider themselves BRITISH to suddenly revert to a culture they abandoned when moving here?  If they, the parents, really do still honour their old culture and contry then why don't they f'ck off back there?!!

It makes me so angry, and only rekindles the natural racism that lays dormant in many (most?) Brits.  We, well I, want a multicultural society where we all live peacefully together in Britain, with our laws, but whenever this type of 'problem' becomes apparent, I hear the ghosts of past generations saying what I heard constantly in the 1950's/60's, but not repeatable here! ::) ::) ::) >:(


I think you have hit the nail on the head there. Racism lies dormant in us all and comes to the surface with events/experiences. I see it in Spain.

We have a Gypsy population here, hated/looked down on by the Spanish . Our friends quite openly are racist. Some of it may be deserved e.g. the man with 35 children and living with his 3 wives in a cave house that lacks basic amenities. This story made our national news (but not Britain because they don't speak English) He had 11 children taken away by social services and then they went back for 2 more (girls) to prevent more abuse. These gipsies live in the poorer parts of town but they adorn their abodes with fancy tiles and tacky ornaments. One of the children was rightly thrown out of a shop for pilfering so went round the back and burnt the place down in broad daylight.

We expats don't do ourselves any favours either. First job is to fence off your land. Second is to install the mother of all satellite dishes to receive proper TV - British TV. Third is to talk loudly in English when out in public places and when not understood repeat the order in English but at a louder volume. Our vet is incensed when people say Hi to her rather than Hola! Fourthly we ghettoise areas so menus are primarily in English because the clients are all English!  So Spanish people can and do view us with racist thoughts when they are not pocketing our tourist revenue. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Trump Rocking Theresa's Boat
« on: 13 July 2018, 13:31:39 »
Chicken used to be a treat for the middle class and an 'aspiration only' for the working class.

Now chicken is for everybody. About 3-4 for a medium sized bird.

I recently found out that the staple diet of the poor in London during the Victorian period was oysters
. It came as a surprise to me.

4 to 7.50 euros here. Supermarkets in the countryside cannot get away with selling the mass produced tasteless rubbish.

Fish too used to be cheap source of protein for the working class.  My dad won't eat anything that sifts sewage for a living. Seems reasonable :o

General Car Chat / Re: I've taxed worse.....
« on: 13 July 2018, 13:27:09 »
That reminds me of a friend who used to take off the horn button, then unscrew the centre nut on the steering wheel, pull it off the splines and then hand it to his by now astonished passenger as he drove along.

I wished I had had the presence of mind to lob it out of the window. He did carry a set of pre adjusted mole grips for such an eventuality but back then I was unconvinced that it would work. The Norfolk fellow must have really damaged the splines to be able to get enough grip.

Slightly off topic but my dad told me he got fined years ago for causing an accident by not indicating. He was adamant that he did using the new fangled semaphore indicator( you have to be old to remember those!). The other driver was a respected member of society (probably drunk) who said he did not signal using his arm so the court sided with him.

General Discussion Area / Re: Trump Rocking Theresa's Boat
« on: 13 July 2018, 11:53:17 »
Yes....if the 'limp dick' version of Brexit happens then no trade deal with the U.S.

Are you looking forward then to cheap out of date Chicken washed in Chlorine or beef reared to poorer European standards?
You don't have to buy it, other chickens are available.

You missed the operative word "cheap". Opti will have free range capons freshly butchered from his estate.

General Discussion Area / Re: Trump Rocking Theresa's Boat
« on: 13 July 2018, 10:29:03 »
Yes....if the 'limp dick' version of Brexit happens then no trade deal with the U.S.

Are you looking forward then to cheap out of date Chicken washed in Chlorine or beef reared to poorer European standards?

General Car Chat / Re: Bird Shit
« on: 13 July 2018, 10:24:21 »
Hmm. During my rcent visit to Yorkshire. I observed a lot of cars plastered with gull shite. One day mine got it too.  My dad had black crap on his knees one day. Supposedly lucky. Who makes that up and whathad the bird ate! Maybe it was black pudding washed downby Guinness  .   

General Discussion Area / Re: The Press
« on: 13 July 2018, 09:03:39 »
It is a culture that we find difficult to square with.

Some cultures might have trouble squaring bnge drinking or head to toe tattoos.  Not saying it is right. Years ago I worked with a stunningly beautiful , intelligent woman with plans including a boyfriend. That was all thrown into disarray when her parents announced they had found a husband for her in Pakistan. She refused and cut off her family. One day her brothers turned up outside work for her.

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