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  1. 17 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

    I also like that guy Malcolm, Webtrekker, why would any decent honest person not feel obliged to try and repay a dept? If you borrowed $10,000 and spent it, regardless of where the money came from surely you must be obliged to repay it.

    Fair enough Vic, but when you say 'decent and honest' you are referring to the borrower, not the lender. If you borrowed 10 grand and slaved most of your life trying to repay 3 times the amount you borrowed before discovering that the money came from nowhere and the lender wouldn't even be out of pocket if it was never paid back, would you not feel a little peeved? Add to that the situation where people go back to the bank saying they can't afford to repay the loan and come out with a BIGGER loan at the 'sound advice' of the bank manager!

    It's bloody criminal!

    I should add though that if I borrowed any amount from family and friends then I'd repay it asap and add on my own interest even if it was never asked for.

  2. It's about time all this was brought into the open. It's a giant Ponzi scheme that will one day collapse and that day is looming ever nearer.

    The sad fact is that 99% of the global population just haven't grasped this fact. You can't blame them though, as the PTB do their utmost to confuse the issue.

    For those who don't already know, it works a bit like this: You want a loan. Before you even walk into the Bank that money doesn't exist - anywhere. However, the nice, friendly, Bank Manager rattles a few keys on his computer and Hey Presto!, £10,000 is conjured from thin air and appears in your account. 'Wonderful!' I hear you say. However, that non-existant money now has to be paid back to the Bank .... with INTEREST! So, you now have to work very hard to pay back 2 to 3 times the initial amount, that never existed in the first place! If you don't pay it back bailiffs come and remove your possessions, giving the Bank REAL goods for their imaginary money.

    This is why I say to people struggling with debt repayments - 'Don't pay them! Forget about it. Have a life.' Yes, they'll chase you for it, but so what. Pay a nominal amount (£1 a month will do) and carry on as normal.

    Forget about threats of WWIII,  the World will collapse when Fractional Reserve Banking collapses.


  3. I was invited by a family member. It matters not whether you have anything to offer the members other than your own good  character. Upon joining, a ballot is held and if it is deemed you are not worthy of admission then you will be 'black-balled.' (BTW, that has nothing to do with boot polish around your private parts, so don't worry!).

    I found everyone to be approachable and had some fun nights there, but my main reason for joining was to find out what these 'secrets' were, and in that respect I was disappointed and discontinued my membership after a year or two.

  4. Well, I can post a list of the names and addresses of all the Bedlington Councillors and NNC Councillors living in Bedlington if you wish. Being the public-spirited people they are, I'm sure they won't mind you knocking on their doors to request use of their 'facilities' in the event of an emergency in the nether regions. :D

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  5. Apart from enacting the Ritual at every meeting, Freemasonry is simply a selective drinking club. Believe me. Been there, done that!

    Supreme being? I only ever believed in Santa Claus but that was apparently enough!

    It was most enlightening to enter the Lodge for the first time and see who your fellow Masons were. Nod, nod. Wink, wink!

  6. 18 hours ago, Symptoms said:

    Blimey Maggs ... they're mighty steep mountains in Jockoland but it's good to see those Cooper's coaches making light work of the climb.


    Yes, light work indeed, but don't forget that those Cooper's buses were developed years ago under a cloak of secrecy as a Black Ops project in Area 51, known locally as 'Annitsford.'

  7. What a sad end to to an unquestionably worthwhile cause.

    I'm with merc: pay nothing and let them take you to court. The adverse publicity for the council will far outweigh the extortionate sum they are asking, and it will be adverse publicity, as I'm sure you'll get the full backing of the local rag and many of the Town's residents.


  8. 8 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    Just testing, as it's always worked for me.


    Yes, and it's just worked for me too ............................... in Google Chrome, on both my machines, but it doesn't work on either of them in Firefox.

    Do either of you (CL and Eggy) use Firefox, or were your posts made from a different browser?

  9. Can anyone tell me how to highlight sections of text in quoted posts? I've tried to select the portion of text in order to make it bold, italic, underlined etc but the WHOLE text is selected each time. This works in virtually every other forum I visit but not in here.

  10. On 06/08/2016 at 16:10, pilgrim said:

    totally concur with the crunchy bacon chestnut thing - although in the light of ''brexit' whatever that is - this year we have put an olive tree in the orchard and it is bearing fruit (or whatever it is they grow) in case of impending shortfalls of the martini additives - promising so far they have the green things that look like olives but smaller. will update on their progress

    I hope your missus doesn't get too uptight when you bring up the subject of 'Extra Virgin!' :D

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