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General Discussion Area / Ukraine
« on: 21 April 2019, 19:03:35 »
So a comedian has won a landslide victory to become the President of Ukraine.

What can go wrong? ??? ???

After all we have had an actor as President of the USA. :D ;)

No doubt Rod2 will have some views on this :D ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega on the trader
« on: 19 April 2019, 19:47:05 »
"I'm sure the crim has been caught... "

Was the phrase His exaltedness typed.

To which you replied, "That's brilliant news..."

Consider yourself educated ;)

That's right, Steve was stating he was sure he had been caught (by what he has been able to ascertain from the police I suggest) but he certainly will not get 20 years! :D :D ;)

Otherwise what is the point of communicating "I'm sure the crim has been caught"??


Irony......Lizzie.....but have a couple of Opti kisses anyway.... :-* :-* :-* :-* ;)

Saying the crim has been caught when in reality I doubt he ever will be.

In fact he may be back in exotic Barnsley tonight with a box of matches and a gallon of unleaded. Unfinished business. :y

Is that really "may be" or "will be"?  ;D ;D ;D :-* :-*

Poor STEMO!  :o :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega on the trader
« on: 19 April 2019, 18:26:59 »
I read the Fire Marshall's post (not Steve's!) many times and couldn't find the use of the word 'will' but was afraid to point it out incase I got shot down in flames

You scored an own goal there mate  ;D
OK, my bad, but... It is still the case that it is surmised by Opti that they have been caught, rather than fact that they have been. Which makes the celebration by LZ of the event and the supposed punishment somewhat premature...

Which was actually my original point :P

Now you are just digging yourself further into the hole ;D ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega on the trader
« on: 19 April 2019, 17:05:59 »
Matters not a jot who said it... Point I was making, but you clearly have yet to grasp, is the use of the word WILL rather than HAD/HAS.

At no point has it been implied or otherwise that anyone has yet been caught. It is possible that at some point they may be, but that has yet to happen.


All you had to say was, "oops, silly me, I obviously misread that..."

And this is hardly the pinnacle of social media ;D

Oh, BTW, I am naturally sarcastic. I am neither disappointed or excited by this, but accept it nevertheless as a part of my character. It isn't I that has an issue with it, but rather, you.

You see, there you go again!!!  Opti (yes, I accept NOT Steve) stated, I quote:

"I'm sure the crim has been caught "  "HAS" repeat "HAS"!!

So it is YOU who should learn to read!

If you did not spend so much time trying to be sarcastic (and I welcome your admission you are :y) you would have spotted your bit of mis-reading! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D

You see, even you can do it, not just me ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega on the trader
« on: 19 April 2019, 16:20:10 »
"I'm sure the crim has been caught... "

Was the phrase His exaltedness typed.

To which you replied, "That's brilliant news..."

Consider yourself educated ;)

That's right, Steve was stating he was sure he had been caught (by what he has been able to ascertain from the police I suggest) but he certainly will not get 20 years! :D :D ;)
No, that's not correct.

Opti said" I'm SURE the crim WILL be caught "

Read it out a loud. Slowly if it helps...

Ok, so I thought Steve had said that.

So why did you not nicely, as anyone else would on here, point that out and not be your sarcastic self! ::) ::) ::)

You really want to have a dig, not just at me, but I have witnessed it directed to others on the OOF.  You really must work in a sad, lowly position to want to be of your attitude on social media with a wish to boost your importance.  But, you are not alone are you? ::) ::) ::)

You are great at giving car mechanical advice, and I salute you for that, but why be as you are at other times? ??? ??? ::) ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega on the trader
« on: 19 April 2019, 16:12:48 »
"I'm sure the crim has been caught... "

Was the phrase His exaltedness typed.

To which you replied, "That's brilliant news..."

Consider yourself educated ;)

That's right, Steve was stating he was sure he had been caught (by what he has been able to ascertain from the police I suggest) but he certainly will not get 20 years! :D :D ;)

Otherwise what is the point of communicating "I'm sure the crim has been caught"??

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega on the trader
« on: 19 April 2019, 16:07:17 »
no pictures of where they actually rust
1 round the rear wiper
2 between the front and rear number plates underneath the car
Yes, I know. But no mention of any corrosion on any previous MOT's. If I were after a gay gold, 16 year old, four pot omega, that's the one I'd go for.  ;D
Buy it , you know it makes NO sense whatsoever

they are much more fireproof than an astra , IF you remove the power sounder  ;D

I'm sure the crim has been caught and won't be torching any more cars for at least 20 years. :)

That's brilliant news!! :y :y

No doubt he will get a 2 year custodial sentence, suspended for two years ::) ::) ::) :(
You really should learn to read ;D

Come on then, educate me ::) ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega on the trader
« on: 19 April 2019, 15:29:39 »
no pictures of where they actually rust
1 round the rear wiper
2 between the front and rear number plates underneath the car
Yes, I know. But no mention of any corrosion on any previous MOT's. If I were after a gay gold, 16 year old, four pot omega, that's the one I'd go for.  ;D
Buy it , you know it makes NO sense whatsoever

they are much more fireproof than an astra , IF you remove the power sounder  ;D

I'm sure the crim has been caught and won't be torching any more cars for at least 20 years. :)

That's brilliant news!! :y :y

No doubt he will get a 2 year custodial sentence, suspended for two years ::) ::) ::) :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: 19 April 2019, 14:53:48 »
Exactly ........thinking.   No one thinks , just consume and profit. There is room for recycling in business models. How about every bottle ( plastic or glass) has a 1 deposit. Insert your card in the machine and pop your returns in for your refund. Could be a fiver to help focus minds.

Yes Varche, that would be the ideal.  However, as I stated recycling takes space (separate from any foodstuffs), cost of machinery and staff, plus transportation costs.  Who will pay for that?  The supermarkets will not be happy to as it will affect their bottom lines profit.  Maybe there should not only be a deposit of 1, but a handling charge of say (out of thin air) 25p, or whatever it will cost the supermarkets per item.

Those small "recycling" machines featured on news reports are frankly laughable to anyone in the retail trade.  If you see what huge bales are created of crushed plastic bottles, you will recognise the volume and therefore size of the problem any superstore supermarket would have to handle.  A hopper in one of those aforementioned featured machines could never handle those quantities. 

Another way of understanding the problem is doing what I am trained to do; calculating multiples on the retail floor.  Not only in terms of profit per item, per customer, per store in your company, but the handling and storage issues.  In the old days of glass deposits we had to build additional storage facilities for the mass stacking of crates and bottles, per store.  With increased consumer demand of product in bottles and the need for larger quantities, the multiplication issues came in and demanded the introduction of non-deposit, large quantity, plastic bottles that came in, and went out to the consumer X thousands.  Stand in your major supermarket at the checkouts and calculate how many large plastic bottles are being sold per customer, per minute, per hour, per week, per store in the retail group.  You will then understand the logistical problems of consumer recycling through the retailer.

There are answers to what is a problem we MUST solve.  Just like simple ones such as I in a small block of flats not being able to recycle through the council "special recycling" bin scheme;  I have to collect my recycling and take it once a fortnight to the local major County Recycling Centre.  However that Centre does not have any facilities at all for the recycling of plastic, and it all goes in "General Waste"!!  But at least we have one of those centres, unlike some areas where I understand they are being closed!! ::) ::)

That is the real issue; no central, integrated National policy on recycling. Until we start as a Nation to go in one direction, the buck of recycling will just be passed from one council, retailer, contractor, consumer, to another! :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: New IRA
« on: 19 April 2019, 14:17:09 »
New IRA / old IRA  they never went away and certainly never handed in and or decommisioned the bulk of their weapons despite what de Chastelain, Blair and Ahern said ..... ::)
The funding from sympathisers in USA was drying up so they knew that they would never get replacements and unlike 1916 these weapons were not wrapped in an old sack and buried in the cold damp ground , it is believed that they are in humidity controlled environments under the most modern of facilities.
The ROI even recognises that the " army " still exist and that they are utterly ungovernable .
It's nigh on impossible to understand the mindset of that group , and their supporters , unless you live in Ireland .
My sympathies to the victims family .

That is the crucial fact, and why I for one, an Englishwoman who has never even visited Ireland, will never try and give answers to the obvious problems now, as I did not during "the Troubles" that I witnessed from 1968.

All I will say is that it is interesting how all political parties in Ireland are distancing themselves from these latest events, with even Sein Fein stating these people have no part in modern day Ireland and do not represent the Irish people.


That is all I will and can say on this subject ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: 19 April 2019, 14:10:48 »
On the tv it said an area of land the size of a football pitch vanishes every 45 minutes as the sea level rises. I cannot verify that but it may well be true.

We don't have rubbish collection at our house here in Spain. Everything has to be taken to bins. Recycling is easy. Different coloured bins plus the black ones for landfill. Often some lazy gits pu cardboard and bottles in it. Add to that the bottles ( plastic and glass ) just lobbed out of cars and you realise some people dont give a damn.

On the BBC this morning question was asked why UK supermarkets , shops do not have recycling with in effect deposit schemes. Other countries do it and those of us old enough can remember deposit on pop bottles. It is because no one gives a damn and it would cost someone. We cannot be bothered. Same applies on a larger scale.

On that point I can say it is because recycling of pop bottles (glass) always took up space 'out the back' of traditional shops. The quantities of bottles and crates stored was nothing like the quantities now seen in these days of 2ltr and 3ltr plastic bottles. Even with our supermarkets now, that have greatly reduced the sizes of their store warehouse areas due to auto replenishment from CDC's, have not got a huge amount of space for bulk recycling; it is also considered a fire and H & S hazard.  Recycling in bulk would also cost money to operate, including the transport to take it back to CDC's onwards.  Yes, the supermarkets already recycle the case and outer packaging from the goods they display for sale, but to take in the recycling packaging from consumers is going one step further, with, as I stated, storage and cost issues.

Now machines that crush down the packaging, like plastic bottles, could make a big difference, but there would still be the handling and storage costs, quite apart from buying the equipment required.

In my opinion the answer should be to not sell products with so much packaging; when packaging is required it must be made of paper, and in the case of soft drinks and bottles of cider, to name just one example in the acholic range, it should be re-thought and either quick degradable plastic / replacement packaging used, or bulk tank transfer to consumer used.  Vinegar (perhaps it still is?) used to be sold in bulk, so did paraffin, sugar, butter, etc.  So, like the green grocer providing paper bags for the bulk purchase of veg and fruit, let's go a bit back in time and do that again.  Supermarkets have suitable products delivered and put on shelves in bulk, then the customer buys in bulk.  Tis saves packaging, costs, and actually is a far more effective system overall with the consumer being able to buy the exact quantity they want, no less no more.

Now there are NO easy answers to how we can quickly resolve the current wasteful and damaging habits of our modern living, but thinking along these lines could be a start. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Petrol Prices rising
« on: 18 April 2019, 19:33:10 »
Yep, 124.9p for a litre of petrol down here at our local supermarkets.  Higher at many other garages. :'( :'(

Was 'just' 118.9 a week ago!

Still, remember when we feared petrol 4 star going to 10/- a GALLON? :o :o :D :D ;)





Roughly five bob a gallon in the mid sixties Lizzie. :y :-*

Yes Opti, and 6/8d when I started to fill my own tank in 1970 :y

Then, with the 1973+ energy crisis our nightmares came true:

1974    10/-      per gallon or in new money by then 49.60p
1975    15/-        "      "     "    "   "      "      "      "    75p
1976    15/5d      "      "     "    "   "     "       "      "    77p

I love showing the old money in such comparisons as it still means more to me now and really shows how inflation, etc, has taken hold of fuel prices. :o :o

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In 1974 petrol per gallon was about 2.5 percent of my income it is far less than that now, admittedly I was s poorly paid shopworker back then.



I can quite believe that Tilbo having been in retail 9 years by then; no one was exactly over paid! ::) ::) ;)
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Glad I saw the light Lizzie , been in uniform of one kind or another ever since..😎

That's good :y :y

For me Tilbo, by 1974, I had a Company house, a brand new Ford Escort, and only a small amount of 'private mileage' to pay for.  So I did all right, and went a lot further in the work I loved.  I would not want to be in it now though, and I just enjoy the nice company pension! :D :D ;)
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Yes we are the lucky age group , I still work but only part time in HMPS , took my pension & gratuity 5 years ago have 3 other pensions so really am very comfortably off probably work for another 2 or 3 years keeps me fit & I still enjoy it.

That's the way to do it Tilbo!! :D 8) :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Petrol Prices rising
« on: 18 April 2019, 17:18:24 »
Yep, 124.9p for a litre of petrol down here at our local supermarkets.  Higher at many other garages. :'( :'(

Was 'just' 118.9 a week ago!

Still, remember when we feared petrol 4 star going to 10/- a GALLON? :o :o :D :D ;)





Roughly five bob a gallon in the mid sixties Lizzie. :y :-*

Yes Opti, and 6/8d when I started to fill my own tank in 1970 :y

Then, with the 1973+ energy crisis our nightmares came true:

1974    10/-      per gallon or in new money by then 49.60p
1975    15/-        "      "     "    "   "      "      "      "    75p
1976    15/5d      "      "     "    "   "     "       "      "    77p

I love showing the old money in such comparisons as it still means more to me now and really shows how inflation, etc, has taken hold of fuel prices. :o :o

.

In 1974 petrol per gallon was about 2.5 percent of my income it is far less than that now, admittedly I was s poorly paid shopworker back then.



I can quite believe that Tilbo having been in retail 9 years by then; no one was exactly over paid! ::) ::) ;)
.

Glad I saw the light Lizzie , been in uniform of one kind or another ever since..😎

That's good :y :y

For me Tilbo, by 1974, I had a Company house, a brand new Ford Escort, and only a small amount of 'private mileage' to pay for.  So I did all right, and went a lot further in the work I loved.  I would not want to be in it now though, and I just enjoy the nice company pension! :D :D ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Petrol Prices rising
« on: 18 April 2019, 16:35:28 »
Yep, 124.9p for a litre of petrol down here at our local supermarkets.  Higher at many other garages. :'( :'(

Was 'just' 118.9 a week ago!

Still, remember when we feared petrol 4 star going to 10/- a GALLON? :o :o :D :D ;)





Roughly five bob a gallon in the mid sixties Lizzie. :y :-*

Yes Opti, and 6/8d when I started to fill my own tank in 1970 :y

Then, with the 1973+ energy crisis our nightmares came true:

1974    10/-      per gallon or in new money by then 49.60p
1975    15/-        "      "     "    "   "      "      "      "    75p
1976    15/5d      "      "     "    "   "     "       "      "    77p

I love showing the old money in such comparisons as it still means more to me now and really shows how inflation, etc, has taken hold of fuel prices. :o :o

.

In 1974 petrol per gallon was about 2.5 percent of my income it is far less than that now, admittedly I was s poorly paid shopworker back then.



I can quite believe that Tilbo having been in retail 9 years by then; no one was exactly over paid! ::) ::) ;)

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Omega Gallery / Re: My elite estate
« on: 18 April 2019, 15:05:27 »
Very nice! 8) 8) :y

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