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General Discussion Area / Re: what is it?
« on: Today at 14:46:46 »
It's a time machine. Be careful how you use it. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Today at 10:35:13 »
That's right ban all the over 75's and as more older fitter people are alive they can cycle two abreast at 7mph, chatting to each other, so nobody in cars, vans or lorries can get past. :P Where they will be so fit and retired they can do that all day for the next 25 years. :P Beware of the hoards of the pensioners in lycra on their trick carbon framed bicycles. ;D

Now Phil the Greek has had a new hip, maybe it is time for him & his German wife to set an example by cycling everywhere together. :-X

Going back to his accident I read he had commented that he didn't see the car due to the low shining sun, which is an issue at this time of year for all drivers.


I wonder if we have the technology in 2019 to change the position of the sun relative to the Earth in the winter months.

A can-do attitude works wonders. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 19:16:54 »
If you are going to "ban" a group of drivers who cause most accidents ... which group should it be .....  ?

In November 2018, there were 5.3 million over-70s with full driving licences in Britain, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.


There were 11,245 people involved in road traffic accidents where the driver was in that age group - a rate of two per 1,000 licence holders.

For Britain's 2.8 million drivers aged 17 to 24, the rate was more than four times as high, at nine per 1,000.

The DVLA did not provide figures on whether this simply reflected that the older age group were on the road less than the younger age group. However, a separate study from the National Travel Survey suggests that over-70 drive an average of 1,000 miles a year more than under-20s.[/i]

probably not the elderly ???  :)  :)

With an aging population the over 70's group will probably double in the next decade, so taking 10 million drivers off the road at the stroke of a pen would make our roads much safer, cut emissions and congestion, giving the youngster more room to tear about safely!  :y

It's a bit rough on Uncle STEMO and Lord Opti though, but they'd soon get used to getting the bus.  :)

With the reliability of the German geriatric derv drinker in question you'll be mixing with the great unwashed  on the buses before I do. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 19:11:49 »
If you are going to "ban" a group of drivers who cause most accidents ... which group should it be .....  ?

In November 2018, there were 5.3 million over-70s with full driving licences in Britain, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.


There were 11,245 people involved in road traffic accidents where the driver was in that age group - a rate of two per 1,000 licence holders.

For Britain's 2.8 million drivers aged 17 to 24, the rate was more than four times as high, at nine per 1,000.

The DVLA did not provide figures on whether this simply reflected that the older age group were on the road less than the younger age group. However, a separate study from the National Travel Survey suggests that over-70 drive an average of 1,000 miles a year more than under-20s.[/i]

probably not the elderly ???  :)  :)

With an aging population the over 70's group will probably double in the next decade, so taking 10 million drivers off the road at the stroke of a pen would make our roads much safer, cut emissions and congestion, giving the youngster more room to tear about safely!  :y

It's a bit rough on Uncle STEMO and Lord Opti though, but they'd soon get used to getting the bus.  :)
Uncle STEMO wont be able to transport all the stolen goods by bus  :-\
Lord Opti would probably be better to hire a coach ,for all his bitches "lady friends" :-\

busses smash wing mirrors off and it takes several phone calls and emails before they agree to settle  >:(

can't we just send the old people to the Bognor regis concentration camps like we used to  :-\


Butlitz. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: Yesterday at 17:28:26 »
The broad thrust of 'leave' and the likes of Farage  was...... they sell more to us than we sell to them. They need us more than we need them. Therefore they will give us everything we ask for.There would be no negative consequences for the UK. We would have our cake and eat it.

The EU 27 would be submissive to our every demand. The UK would take back control. That was the script. :y
But only the deranged and brainwashed actually believed that, surely?


To quote Francis Urquhart........You might very well think that......I couldn't possibly comment. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: Yesterday at 17:17:35 »
The broad thrust of 'leave' and the likes of Farage  was...... they sell more to us than we sell to them. They need us more than we need them. Therefore they will give us everything we ask for.There would be no negative consequences for the UK. We would have our cake and eat it.

The EU 27 would be submissive to our every demand. The UK would take back control. That was the script. :y


However....... :-\ :'(

 

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 17:00:14 »
Yes, of course. Currently sitting atop league two.  ::)

Beautiful historic city. Probably less likely to get mugged or beaten than in the city where Everton play. :)
Lincoln features quite regularly on "Pissed up Britain behaving badly" or some such tosh. Not what I would a "nice" place at on Friday nights or weekends.

Yes....sadly not every city is 100% teetotal like Liverpool. :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 14:49:49 »
I was out training tonight. -3 here apparently.  Was only cold for about 15 mins.  After that it was quite toasty.
There are some proper pansified knob heads around...

Been doing an induction all week, rooms are quite warm, so have had the aircon on full chat... Nice and comfortable in short sleeved shirt but one chap insisted on making a drama out of putting on two jumpers and a coat rather than asking to turn the temperature up slightly.

Given that he was doing the job, (working out on the Ramp), last year, but started in May and finished in October, he's in for one hell of a surprise next week when we start outside ;D

I will be laughing my nads off wearing a T shirt, fleece and hi vis. I can see him wearing full artic gear or asking for a job inside ;D

For me it's not about being 'ard, it's just you don't let your mates/team down.  Plus I don't really feel the cold unless I am sick. I often wear a vest jacket outside just so that people don't think I am deranged.

I'm 'sayin nuffin'. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 14:47:20 »
I hear what you all say and in so many ways agree with all :y

However, 30 mph on local roads, that also have NO minimum speed limit, is not a sign of driving incompetence. Just remember we all will be old one day and will need our freedom to get around. If an older person, or anyone else, can still be considered to be well enough to drive so be it.

With all of us though, for the sake of the safety of others, we must hang up the keys when we fail to drive to modern standards, as my parents had to, and no doubt I will one day.

As for my comments about youngsters, and amazingly I once was a 17 year old new driver, many are actually very good drivers and are no problem at all ( just as I was ;D ;D).  However, they lack experience and do have hot head moments. That is why premiums for that age group are so high.

My point is do not just pick on the older motorist, like the Duke. Perhaps EVERYONE should undergo a medical and abbreviated practical test every 5 years. All the time we have left to actually drive cars and for them not to drive us, with ever increasing demands on the competence of all motorists, this should be the way to go.  I for one expect to give up driving, if it does not give up on me first, in about 10 years; then I'll drive a mobility scooter!! :D ;)

I think driverless cars should be just about ready for mass production by the time I become too doddery.

Every cloud..... :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 14:00:38 »
Yes, of course. Currently sitting atop league two.  ::)

Beautiful historic city. Probably less likely to get mugged or beaten than in the city where Everton play. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 13:57:52 »
I wonder if the coppers really tested him for booze........despite what they say is standard procedure.

Just a thought.  :)

Yes they have as, you correctly state, it is standard procedure no matter who you are ;)

I think belligerent elderly royals are excluded, Lizzie. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 13:55:03 »
If you are going to "ban" a group of drivers who cause most accidents ... which group should it be .....  ?

In November 2018, there were 5.3 million over-70s with full driving licences in Britain, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

There were 11,245 people involved in road traffic accidents where the driver was in that age group - a rate of two per 1,000 licence holders.

For Britain's 2.8 million drivers aged 17 to 24, the rate was more than four times as high, at nine per 1,000.

The DVLA did not provide figures on whether this simply reflected that the older age group were on the road less than the younger age group. However, a separate study from the National Travel Survey suggests that over-70 drive an average of 1,000 miles a year more than under-20s.


probably not the elderly ???  :)  :)

I suppose we could ban both the young and the old. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 11:30:33 »
They used to...frequently. Don't you remember seeing the football pitches with the lines cleared of snow? Undersoil heating has made the pitches more playable, but they will be out there in minus temperatures this weekend.
That was before the players got paid...
There's plenty of big hard lads in the premiership. Try being tackled by one of them, it will make your eyes water.  ;D

Nancy boys. Some of the foreign ones wear gloves when it gets a bit nippy.
,
Sorry, my mistake, all the players in the ENGLISH premier league are foreign johnnies. :)
What would a carrot crunching yokel from Lincolnsausageshire know about football? I'm try to think of a team that comes from those parts.

The mighty Lincoln city. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 10:40:54 »
I wonder if the coppers really tested him for booze........despite what they say is standard procedure.

Just a thought.  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 10:36:32 »
Just been out for a walk, passed the local rugby club, and the mad frickers are out there playing with their odd shaped balls.

Its -1C, the ground is frozen and rock hard, and still has a snow scattering from this morning's flurry.

Do these guys have balls of steel?  Can you imagine the namby pamby, gay poofter premier league footballers playing in such conditions?

Yes, oddly shaped balls as you have already mentioned. :)

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