Nope, their dustbin lids weren't shiny.
It's the Iron Chicken
96 posts • joined 20 Oct 2009
Nope, their dustbin lids weren't shiny.
It's the Iron Chicken
What a load of tosh that site is.
They lump a load of policies together and ask you to decide if you'd consider voting for them or not.
"Cut the number of MPs and make constituencies more equally sized to give everyone’s vote a more equal weight." does not go with "Maintain the First-Past-The-Post voting system that makes it easy to kick out unpopular politicians, and delivers stable government."
If they really want it to be representative, they should split them all up.
Incidentally, first past the post doesn't make it easy to kick anyone out, due to voter apathy and voting for parties, rather than policies/personalities
Nah, they can give it back when they prang it
' obsolete biplanes going into WW2'
I give you the Fairey Swordfish
and the Gloster Gladiator
Interestingly, both often carrier launched :-)
I find Tesco here far better than Sainsbury, also quite a bit cheaper. The staff in Tesco are friendly, and the customers don't give me snotty looks for my dress code not matching theirs :-) Also a lot easier since they re-introduced the 'scan as you shop' phasers.
I now refuse to shop in Sainsbo's anyway after the way they treated my daughter in their employ.
Lidl is okay, but there are always too few tills open for the queues.
Aldi isn't realistically any cheaper, and a right pain to get to with a *small* car park.
Morrison's is out of my way, and no cheaper than Tesco.
I have refused to shop in Asda since the chicken I had cooked leaked water out of the breast when I carved it (seriously, if it's that underweight it needs a litre of pumping up - put it back!)
The only thing I would consider buying in Waitrose is EPC horseradish since Tesco stopped stocking it.
Horses for courses
Icon *almost* looks like a shopping bag.
"goddamned / allahdamned / yahwehdamned"
Same thing, they're all the same God after all
Plus 1 for Looper.
I particularly liked the dissapearing limbs and appearing scar message, they showed that the writers had actually thought about the ramifications of time travel.
No, the French have been making the laws to suit them, and the Germans then ignore them
You spelled it wrong, at some point, people, spoons and *coke* were involved in the design
My handle on here is how I am known to a large section of the people I know, even my other half refers to me as Santa.
Facebook, however, forced me to use a different 'real' name.
It's still not the one I use at work/to the Poliss, but everyone who needs to know about it does.
"The idea of gaining independence and having to make our way by ourselves, knowing that our Southern neighbours are just waiting for a misstep"
I call prejudice myself there. If Scotland decide to go it alone; I, for one, won't be waiting with 'bated breath' for them to fail. I think there are pros and cons for both sides of the border in both scenarios.
I know a number of 'perfectly reasonable people' who just happen to be Scots. Some of them are eligble to vote in the referendum and some are not (by virtue of the fact of living in England, despite still being recognisably Scots and identifying themselves as Scottish, *not* English).
I have yet to hear one of them express a single positive opinion of, or thought for Salmond and his crew; and to a man/woman they are all opposed to this rhetoric fuelled, ill thought attempt to split from the <rhetoric> Big Bad English </rhetoric> although they might be of a different opinion if it wasn't being done in such a manner.
You won't find it in the 'spoons, but check out Friar Tuck.
Besides, this is in Durrington, not Amesbury so maybe the Stonehenge Inn?
*** Quite like the Grozet myself but I was a little disconcerted when the Roisin turned my pee pink!
The letter from my City Council didn't make it clear whether they were honouring my previous opt-out or not.
Simply solved 'though, I just went on the Gov website and registered to vote online, choosing the 'bugger off admen' box
We have an internal award of NOTW - Numpty of the week, awarded at our Monday Team meeting for such occurences as using rm -rf (unset variable)/*
I used to play Runequest for 'serious' roleplaying and Tunnels and Trolls for 'back from the pub and skin up' fun. I still fondly remember my T&T character going around with his testicles in his pouch looking for someone to sew them back on (he'd missed spotting the broken chair when jumping into the pit full of Troll shit)
"Thirdly, The phone would have to be fairly sturdy and waterproof, or is that just my kids?"
I think you'll find most kids are sturdy and waterproof :-)
The key phrase there is 'in public'. Presumably, the Graduation Ceremony wasn't held on the local street, therefore the photographer should have at least obtained a Model Release form.
I think you'll find that in negotiations there is no 'victim'. Hachette are hardly small fry being tromped over by the big boy here despite their claims. They are using the press to try and sway opinion in their favour, and it looks like the 'Amazon haters' are doing some of the work for them
Just hope the puss doesn't come in our direction, that's gonna be a massive mirror splodge!
Epic Fail, falling for the politico's bullshit -
'Not a fan of UKIP at all, but if it breaks this cycle of toff's...'
' common man who drinks pints and sounds like they do'
I suggest you check out Farage's background if you really believe the crap that he touts.
Educated at Dulwich College and an ex commodities trader is hardly 'the common man'.
Back in my day the Millenuim Falcon wasn't around when I was 12, and I didn't have a handy TARDIS to travel to now to buy the overpriced crappy licenced tat.
I was perfectly happy with 'basic' Lego bricks until progressing on to Meccano at around age 12.
I then had endless fun building 'unrealistic' vehicles and (once I had my pride and joy - a Mammod static engine) ferris wheels and all sorts that included sharp edged Meccano fron the 30's bought in jumble sales.
Of course it was a non secular cause. It's all about marriage, which is as non secular at its core as you can get!
How do you know he does not, now, agree with the culture at Mozilla? Have you actually asked him or are you simply assuming that he hasn't changed his views in 6 years?
Along those lines, how do you know that his funding of the cause was specifically about denying anyone 'fundememntal rights' (how is marriage a fundemental right anyway?) given that Gay marriage is not unanimously supported by the Gay community anyway?
I'm not a Militant anything personally, I just have something of a problem with anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, declaring random things to be 'fundemental rights', usually when they want these things for themselves and believe that they can't get them.
This sounds a little attacking, but it's certainly not meant in that vein, just a little too rushed at lunchtime at work to carefully reword it :-)
'Planning how to segment power grids' Not a good idea.
In the event of one of these hitting, and the warning system is now in place, unlike in 2012, then the UK with its national grid will actually fare better than the US with its regionalised grid. On a large grid, you turn everything on to spread the load, on a regionalised grid you have to turn everything off.
"The organisation – whose tagline is Hackers are here. Where are you? – asks members to submit sensitive data such as passport details as part of its registration process"
By e-mail? How secure - not!
What annoys me the most is when a site won't let me use a more secure password.
In particular, a certain bank which will only accept alphanumeric characters in your password!
What you seem to have missed is that this is *not* really about parental responsibility. This is about a group of loud-mouthed 'we know best' rabble rousers. If it was about parental responsibility the parents would have been asked if they thought this was a good idea; with a clear explanation of exactly what was being proposed and what this entailed
Sorry, but I had to downvote your post.
Stop shouting at me! I am a parent and I did 'Take some fucking responsibility' with my daughter. Not by installing filters or blocks, or constantly monitoring her; but by being open, honest and frank about any and every subject, including sex.
As a result, I had no worries when, at 14, she was using the 'pute in the back room when I was watching telly in the front room; nor when she was in her room with her own laptop on 'tinternet at the age of 16.
I realise that some people like to pidgeon hole, but for bogs sake don't fall into the gubbmints trap of thinking that all parents are either 'moral upstanding upper middle church goers who support this' or 'low life mouth breathers with no parenting skills whose kiddies need protecting'.
Icon because I did 'think of the child'
My partner has been very inconvenienced by this but, as she wasn't left financially out of pocket, will pobably not get a bean. She works away from home and, as of last night, she was still unable to withdraw any money from her NatWest account. This didn't mean that she starved, as a work colleague loaned her some cash but she is still unsure if she will be able to pay her hotel bill and had a sleepless night because of it. Thanks a bunch RBS you useless bunch of overpaid 'Bankers'
Ah, but the Jubal soup tastes like long pork
'I look forward to the (correct) use of "thee", "thy", "thine", "thou" and so on, along with archaic subjunctive forms.'
I would include in this the correct use of the 'your' archaic form, just for completeness of course :-)
"How much in the world of medicine has its roots in military R&D do you think?"
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Pretty useful hey?
As a chavved-up Nova/BMW owner (brain donor) I have the right to overtake on blind bends and hills and on single lane roads with oncoming traffic. Those solid white lines in the middle of a road do not apply to me and safe distances on motorways are only there for me to use as a guide when I squeeze between two cars moving at 70mph on a congested motorway. My tyres must wear faster than everyone elses, otherwise it shows I haven't been spinning the wheels enough and when I start off from lights I must accelerate so fast that I have to fight to keep the back end under control. Under no circumstances must I accept any blame for any accident, it is always the other drivers fault. Motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians are a target, and shouldn't be on *my* road anyway.
Shouldn't that be a fluury of 2 stroke Kawasaki glory?
My mate had one of these with a quick twist throttle and you could stand it on it's back wheel at 70! (not a cafe racer obviously)
Your use of such terms as 'sheeple' and attempting to belittle anyone who doesn't agree with your own personal agenda by calling them ' Leftie Sheep' does nothing for your personal rant driven cause. In fact, it stops me reading further as you seem to have no rational arguments, but merely rely on ad hominem attacks - childish.
An Atheist says "There is no evidence for the existence of a God/Gods, therefore I believe that they do not exist".
A Theist says "The evidence for the existence of God/Gods lies in my belief in them".
An Agnostic says "There is currently no evidence in the existence or otherwise of God/Gods, but this might change".
Therefore, Atheism and Theism are both belief systems, whereas Agnositicism is an open minded approach.
As for those who say Santa doesn't exist.....
Oh yes I do!
Icon for the Children at Christmas :-)
Dammit, just had to break a cardinal rule and gland some 'Up' at work to get over this down.
@Jake 27/3/13 08:27
"Yes, in many "built up areas" pedestrians have an easement, allowing them to freely meander about in cross-walks ("zebra crossings" to you Brits) & the like, without fear of being at fault in an ensuing collision."
Actually, for us 'Brits' a zebra crossing is not an 'easement', that is what you have when you have a dip in the pavement to allow access to your driveway and you have *no* right of way on the pavement either.
According to the Highway Code for drivers
'Zebra crossings. As you approach a zebra crossing
look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross
you MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing
allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads
do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing.'
The Highway code for pedestrians states,
'Zebra crossings. Give traffic plenty of time to see you and to stop before you start to cross. Vehicles will need more time when the road is slippery. Wait until traffic has stopped from both directions or the road is clear before crossing. Remember that traffic does not have to stop until someone has moved onto the crossing. Keep looking both ways, and listening, in case a driver or rider has not seen you and attempts to overtake a vehicle that has stopped.
So the onus is equally on the pedestrian and the driver to ensure there is time to stop, but if the pedestrian has set foot on the crossing you commit an offence by not stopping.
Icon, because you have to.
Actually, it's Blue String Pudding.
The Soup Dragon would be very annoyed to find string in her soup mines.
Bah, kids today, they don't teach them anything about the classics
'And yet, go a penny over and the bank will "fine" you £25 (because what you want to do to people who can't pay for things is make it harder for them to pay anything at all, if you're a bank), plus interest for the privilege without bothering to consult you first'
Santander go one better than that. They pay out to take you over your limit (and charge you £25 for it), then reclaim the payment, because you are now over your limit (and charge you £25 for doing so), Then charge you £5 for being over your limit for a day!
' (find me a bank account where I *CAN'T* go overdrawn at all, ever, in any way, and transactions just get refused when I have insufficient money - they don't exist).'
Actually, they do exist. The majority of them are for those with bad credit scores, so they charge you up to £15 a month for the privilege of having a bank account!
Halifax Livecash, however, doesn't do credit checks and will also accept discharged bankrupts
That Santa actually doesn't live at the North Pole?
No actually, it isn't the equivalent of you chipping your BMW. If anything it's more the equivalent of you fitting non BMW tyres and them blaming this for a brake failure.
I think you might find that the majority of men in a stable relationship wouldn't feel the need to make that demand.
I seriously don't see this as a 'double standard' unless the man has been called upon to conclusively prove his monogamy.
No thanks, the baby oil will do
This is just more bollox a la BMI.
BMI is a rubbish index, as it doesn't take into account the fact that muscle actually weighs more than fat, so according to this index, most rugby forwards, weight lifters etc are Medically Obese.
This is a rubbish index as it is solely concerned with height, weight and age. The Basal Metabolic Rate varies from person to person.
The associated 'calorie requirements' from the same page allows no variability in exercise from the regimes they have imagined are 'typical'.
If you really want to know if you are eating too much for your BMR and exercise regime, talk to a professional! (note, this does not include 'diet clubs'.) Alternatively, ask yourself the questions,'can I do all I want without getting out of breath?' and 'how long do I want to live?'.
Often, just getting onto a better diet (less Maccy D's and ready meals, more fresh food) along with *gentle* exercise is enough.
'I therefore see it as a delight that the civil servants should find their own data compromised'
Only an Arsehole would be delighted at anyone's data being compromised.
Hmmm, I wonder if HerefordSHIRE, HampSHIRE, HertfordSHIRE et al need worry?
'it could also one day eliminate such social scourges as 50-year-old men on powerful motorbikes'
50 year old men on powerful motorbikes are much less of a scourge than 20 year olds on the same bikes and both are less of a scourge that spotty teenagers in 'souped up' Novas!
Here's the car icon again :-)
Actually, Fish was wholly correct.
A hurricane is, by definition, a Tropical revolving storm; England is not in the Tropics, therefore cannot have hurricanes.
Mine's the one with the Met Observers Manual, Ta.
Saw this on Saturday with the missus (who hasn't read 2000AD) and a mate, who's younger than me and mainly accessed Dredd through the graphic novels.
I have to say that it was very reminiscent of early Dredd (I started with him in Prog 2), whereas Stallone (I am a Block of Wood!) was more mid to late 80's.
The early Dredd wasn't the rather more muscular character of the latter period, but was just as uncompromising.
I thought that the premise to set it in the nearer future, just post atomic war was perfect, as it gives the sequels a chance to move towards a more dense city block structure. After all, even the Wall wasn't rebuilt in a day after the Sovs destroyed it was it now!
My mate and I spotted the Chopper graffiti, and I picked up on Kenny Who?
All 3 of us enjoyed the film, and my mate and I agreed that it set itself up perfectly for a decent sequel.