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Everything posted by webtrekker

  1. All clever talk, I'm sure, but please take some time out to learn how to use the forum quote system correctly. Replies should be outside of the quoted text. Just saying.
  2. Who's round? Can't help you there I'm afraid. I had the grave misfortune to be born with uncommonly short arms and incredibly deep pockets.
  3. I know it can be a bit irritating at times, but if every topic stuck rigidly to its title then people would skip whole topics that they thought wouldn't interest them. Many times I've read a topic that didn't particularly interest me at the time, but thought there may be other content in there that I didn't want to miss (I'm the nosy type!), only to find myself actually engrossed in the topic itself. So, how is the barbie season going then? ...
  4. That's right Brian: '... In a true democracy... ' Sadly, nothing remains of true democracy in most of the Western world. A good, fresh start for the UK would be to leave the EU and ditch the Royals.
  5. Hmmm... 27 million pamphlets. Would that be enough to block the Channel Tunnel? Just wondering.
  6. Yes, but all that pales into insignificance 3G when you consider the disastrous effect leaving the EU will have on FOOTBALL! SHOCK! HORROR! No, we must NEVER leave the EU. NEVER, I say!
  7. All good points 3G, but sadly they won't reach 90% of the population.
  8. I note your mention of the Climate Change Act, moe. Of course, during all discussion of Climate Change, they ignore the Cow in the room. I'm not just talking cow farts, but the WHOLE issue of animal agriculture. If we are to tackle climate change we need to know the whole truth.
  9. If you need further proof just take a drive through Scotland gate where all the main road lights have been replaced and compare it to what you see when yo turn the corner and arrive at Guide Post. Let there be Light!
  10. We used to have a decent market a good few years back. Is it not possible to find somewhere for an indoor market, along the lines of the one at Tynemouth station, which is always popular and visited by people from miles around? Just a thought.
  11. Thing is though, there's just no comparison between the choice you have in a local shop to the vast choice you have online, and at usually much-reduced prices. Many things can be ordered and even delivered the very next day for less than they would cost from a local retailer. Plus, once you add on time wasted, travelling and parking charges if you need to go to the next town, then online shopping becomes even more attractive. I'm still miffed about the £85 parking fine we had to pay for shopping at Morrison's in Blyth and have avoided their shops ever since.
  12. If the UK border is at Calais, then what are all those French fishermen doing in our waters?
  13. Sticking to Maggie's 'Wind' theme: 'The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.'
  14. Never mind the flooding, what about the absolute mess that passes as a MAIN ROAD in front of the cemetery? It's like a game of Mario Kart trying to navigate from Ridge Villas to Red House Farm. Those stupid humps in the road have made the situation far worse than it was originally, also causing large chunks of the road surface to break away.
  15. That's terrible Canny Lass, no wonder people don't want to get involved these days. HPW ...... Yes, what's wrong with just using a stick to point out things in presentations? It also has the dual purpose of bringing the daydreamers and class disruptors back into the real world! WHAAAAACK!!!
  16. You're so right Canny Lass, and I, of all people, should have remembered this, having just forked out £85 to pay a parking 'fine' for my wife & daughter extending their stay in Blyth Morrison's car park just before Christmas. The worst part was, the payment was made via Parking Eye's automated system, robbing me of the chance to tell them to F*** RIGHT OFF!
  17. Ordnance Survey has released the first digital map of Mars - http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/ordnance-survey-has-released-a-really-cool-digital-map-of-mars-surface--bkf74rtbRg What a disaster! I've started re-working the map to include information useful to the general public, using the standard OS symbols. It's still work in progress you understand ..... It's very much like Earth really, with the Post Office being in the back of beyond! You couldn't make this stuff up! ............... oops, I just did!
  18. I heard on the news this morning of the Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow that had to turn back after the co-pilot needed medical attention following an incident where he was momentarily blinded by a laser being beamed from the ground shortly after take off. Why don't they ban the sale and buying of these bloody dangerous 'toys' altogether and prosecute anyone in possession of them? I realise they have probably one, single, legitimate use as pointers during a presentation, but they could get around that by requiring such users to be licenced to use them.
  19. So, Elsie Tanner was the only distinguishable one there then?
  20. Just an amusing thought ... The Famous Social Experiment: 5 Monkeys and a Ladder A group of scientists placed five monkeys in a cage, and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on top. Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water. After a while, every time a monkey would start up the ladder, the others would pull it down and beat it up. After a time, no monkey would dare try climbing the ladder, no matter how great the temptation. The scientists then decided to replace one of the monkeys. The fir
  21. Anyone remember the Esso Blee Dooler?
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