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Jethro

Jethro

France 'considers plan to expel 200 foreign suspected extremists' after teacher beheading

Carefull UK, that the French don't give them outboards and boats and point them in our direction.
19/10 Jethro
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Kenny (Site Admin)

Kenny (Site Admin)

House rules. PLEASE post in English. This is a British website and most of the visitors are English speaking.
18/10 Kenny (Site Admin)
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boblet42

boblet42

I have just been watching a video on youtube, it took me back a few years, to when I watched a film illustrating factory practices in Scandinavia. We Brits were having a bad time with strikes etc at the time. This film was supposed to show us Brits how a factory should be run. We have moved forward thank god commented a Brit visiter, 30 years ago we used to run our factory in this manner, then we were modernized and the Health and Safety of workers become an important issue.
Believe me the factory products we are importing now, that were being manufactured in this film make me despair. I realize that health and safety can go a bit far, but what we are importing from Asia now is going back to the stone age and apparently these practices are creeping back into our British manufacturing centers to keep prices down. Young people operating power presses and massive power saws with no guards for instance must be outlawed. Money is not a god to be worshiped.
17/10 boblet42
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boblet42

boblet42

Hello Kenny I failed the entrance exam for the Core Diplomatique, as a result I oft find myself in hot water. A poor memory & a dirth of diplomacy is a cross I must bear. However it is good that we can converse again.
12/10 boblet42
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Kenny (Site Admin)

Kenny (Site Admin)

Welcome back Boblet. Control freak???

Not a control freak - just responding to user requests, although I disabled the login requirement as it seemed pointless and it's initial reason was people kept impersonating each other. Let the kids fight it out I say!
12/10 Kenny (Site Admin)
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boblet42

boblet42

This is not a gripe more an enquiry. I have a lot of measuring equipment all getting on a bit but still good. the thought has occured to me that they are all imperial. No good in the EU but what about when we come out? will we revert to imperial measurement?
09/10 boblet42
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Boblet42

Boblet42

Of course there is a bottomless barrel of money. It is held by a few it just needs sharing out. If you think I am wrong please explain to me the reasons or logic behind being a billionaire.
08/10 Boblet42
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Boblet42

Boblet42

I used to like the gripe but the guy who ran it was a bit of a control freak. I will have another go and see what happens
08/10 Boblet42
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boblet42

boblet42

The street gangs had a good system, it was called a straightener, when thing got a bit out of kilter. I think covid is a world straightener. If you continue to be selfish as an individual, country or corperate you will get bitten. China has it coming. I am not religeous however I am of the opinion that the ten commandments might be worth another look.
07/10 boblet42
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boblet42

boblet42

In my younger day it was "earn a pound, spend a pound and sixpence = sadness. Earn a pound spend nineteen and sixpence, happiness. Now it is borrow borrow borrow. I must admit that the old way was boring but I understood it, this new way of debt and more debt is leaving me perplexed.
07/10 boblet42
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boblet42

boblet42

I have been trying to sign into Google but cannot it keeps saying my email is wrong. It is so annoying I am just venting folks.
07/10 boblet42
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Jethro

Jethro

'Give us CANADA!' Boris gives EU last ultimatum or it's NO DEAL - 'We can live with that'

Just before the "leave with no deal"deadline there's going to be this fantastic agreement breakthrough. All the EU/UK political posers shaking hands, kissing, patting themselves on the back. What theater. And these Moron politicians think they have fooled us. These morons are working together, just playing a game.
04/10 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

Sir Ed Davey wins Liberal Democrat leadership race

Who the fcuk is this? Another micky mouse that wants his moment of self importance.
And who gave him the title of Sir?
27/08 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

Tenants facing eviction to get extra help amid expected ‘avalanche of homelessness’

Covid is now showing the fragility in the financial housing structure. These measures are only temporary and cannot last. People have committed to far too much personal debt. Lenders will always get their money back, one way or another.
25/08 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

Over the past six months since Covid arrived and lock down ensued there is an ever increasing number of people showing mental agitation or psychosis traits. People loosing their temper over trival matters, road rage, queue rage, gang attacks, muggings, pavement rage, Iam sure there are many other examples. Society is regressing, self respect and self control is being abandoned, animal instincts are coming to the fore. I believe a great deal is due to financial difficulties, not being able to "comfort spend", Antidepressant prescriptions at an all time high, alcohol sale at an all time high, class A/ cannabis use at an all time high. How much longer before the pot blows its lid?
25/08 Jethro
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