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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1825 on: 07 December 2017, 11:25:46 AM »
Highways England. Nuff said.
Yesterday a lorry broke down where the M5 Northbound joins the M42. Now being a good driver and due to the absence of a hard shoulder he tucked his lorry into the start of the cones which close off the fast lane (and that's another gripe). So what do the HE do? They have the signs for the preceding 5 miles saying fast lane closed due to obstruction. So everyone gets into the remaining 3 lanes which of course then grind to a halt. Why on earth couldn't they just have a 1 mile warning? It's not like he was causing an obstruction in any case.
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« Reply #1826 on: 07 December 2017, 12:03:19 PM »
Home owning pensioners who claim...'It was just as difficult for us to buy 50 years ago!'

Around this way average house prices are now over 14 times average salary.

Don't think that was the case in 1967 :rolleyes

I'm in London, you can multiply that quite a bit more.
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1827 on: 07 December 2017, 02:32:41 PM »
Home owning pensioners who claim...'It was just as difficult for us to buy 50 years ago!'

Around this way average house prices are now over 14 times average salary.

Don't think that was the case in 1967 :rolleyes

I'm in London, you can multiply that quite a bit more.

I'm Cambridge. I think we are 2nd or 3rd behind London in the bonkers prices league along with Oxford.

Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Cambridge is a university don or a company director.

This horrible old witch phoned into Nicky Campbell's Radio 5 show last week claiming the reason younger people can't get on the housing ladder is because they won't cut back and go without like they did all those years ago (when purely by coincidence prices were a fraction of what they are now, even allowing for inflation).

That generation had the best of the lot.

Secure jobs, affordable housing, final salary pensions, free university education, retirement at 65 (and in many cases earlier).

Contrast that with what the young generation now have to look forward too.



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« Reply #1828 on: 07 December 2017, 02:49:14 PM »
Home owning pensioners who claim...'It was just as difficult for us to buy 50 years ago!'

Around this way average house prices are now over 14 times average salary.

Don't think that was the case in 1967 :rolleyes

I'm in London, you can multiply that quite a bit more.

I'm Cambridge. I think we are 2nd or 3rd behind London in the bonkers prices league along with Oxford.

Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Cambridge is a university don or a company director.

This horrible old witch phoned into Nicky Campbell's Radio 5 show last week claiming the reason younger people can't get on the housing ladder is because they won't cut back and go without like they did all those years ago (when purely by coincidence prices were a fraction of what they are now, even allowing for inflation).

That generation had the best of the lot.

Secure jobs, affordable housing, final salary pensions, free university education, retirement at 65 (and in many cases earlier).

Contrast that with what the young generation now have to look forward too.


Cheaper beer too  :lol
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« Reply #1829 on: 07 December 2017, 08:40:28 PM »
Know it alls who criticise others for asking questions!!


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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1830 on: 07 December 2017, 10:27:59 PM »
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Don't think that was the case in 1967 :rolleyes


1967 you could get something known as a council hoose.  But then the Tories got rid of em, or bought em up to rent out.

With variable interest rate of 15% or above all my money seemd to go on my mortgage in the early to mid 90's.

Anyway as the economy tanks due to the Brexit mess, you might find some bargains, that's if you are lucky to hold onto a decent job through this mess.

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1831 on: 07 December 2017, 11:10:49 PM »
Home owning pensioners who claim...'It was just as difficult for us to buy 50 years ago!'

Around this way average house prices are now over 14 times average salary.

Don't think that was the case in 1967 :rolleyes

I'm in London, you can multiply that quite a bit more.

I'm Cambridge. I think we are 2nd or 3rd behind London in the bonkers prices league along with Oxford.

Contrary to popular belief not everyone in Cambridge is a university don or a company director.

This horrible old witch phoned into Nicky Campbell's Radio 5 show last week claiming the reason younger people can't get on the housing ladder is because they won't cut back and go without like they did all those years ago (when purely by coincidence prices were a fraction of what they are now, even allowing for inflation).

That generation had the best of the lot.

Secure jobs, affordable housing, final salary pensions, free university education, retirement at 65 (and in many cases earlier).

Contrast that with what the young generation now have to look forward too.


I fear you have been mis-informed, and that the old witch has a point, to a degree. Secure jobs - I was made redundant 3 times in the 70s-80s-90s, I never had a pension scheme until 1990 let alone a final salary scheme, and lost a significant amount due to lack of government regulation. Affordable housing, it was called Council housing and properties were allocated to local people until the system was swamped by the failure to control immigration. I frequently walk the dog through one of those modern estates where the taxpayer part funds the cost of purchasing the property cos the owners cant afford it. The money saved by the occupants clearly goes on new audis and bmws, so they can drive the kids 200 yards to school, and the local nail bar and tattoo parlours weekly


We have never had anything that we didnt have to work for. Someone else on here calls todays lot the Snowflakes, and I think hes right

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1832 on: 07 December 2017, 11:49:49 PM »
Home owning pensioners who claim...'It was just as difficult for us to buy 50 years ago!'

Around this way average house prices are now over 14 times average salary.

Don't think that was the case in 1967 :rolleyes

I'm in London, you can multiply that quite a bit more.


My house was 9 times my salary when i bought it 26 years ago.
Trouble is for first time buyer its not just the house its all the other stuff you need as well, like a bed, a certain amount of furniture, cooking pots, cutlery, curtains, carpets, lampshades, condoms, well you cant afford to have children for a few years.


Homeowners moving, upsizing or downsizing on do not have the same expenses, I feel sorry for young folk trying to get their foot on the house buying ladder today.
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1833 on: 08 December 2017, 12:09:52 AM »

Ive just had a think, and I bought my current house in 2001 for just over twice my salary. And I thought I was taking a massive risk!

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1834 on: 08 December 2017, 06:15:55 AM »
I fear you have been mis-informed, and that the old witch has a point, to a degree. Secure jobs - I was made redundant 3 times in the 70s-80s-90s, I never had a pension scheme until 1990 let alone a final salary scheme, and lost a significant amount due to lack of government regulation.


That was unfortunate and I wish that hadn't happened to anyone. Then or now.


But it still doesn't alter the case that a significant proportion of the home buying population did have those benefits and that house prices now are stratospheric by comparison.

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1835 on: 08 December 2017, 07:40:24 AM »
With variable interest rate of 15% or above all my money seemd to go on my mortgage in the early to mid 90's.

I'd have thought that you were opposed to home ownership.
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1836 on: 08 December 2017, 12:57:47 PM »
Pedestrian crossings, how is it that 1 person pressing the button is able to stop 40 cars -20 in each direction, ticking over then accelerating away then stop again because 10 seconds later 1 more person has pressed the button- so now its 60 cars. Also the person is halfway down the street when we get the green light.
Whats needed is smart crossings that monitor how many people are there and only stop traffic once a certain number of people are there and can "see" when the person has crossed and so can let the traffic go sooner.
 
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1837 on: 08 December 2017, 01:11:37 PM »
Pedestrian crossings, how is it that 1 person pressing the button is able to stop 40 cars -20 in each direction, ticking over then accelerating away then stop again because 10 seconds later 1 more person has pressed the button- so now its 60 cars. Also the person is halfway down the street when we get the green light.
Whats needed is smart crossings that monitor how many people are there and only stop traffic once a certain number of people are there and can "see" when the person has crossed and so can let the traffic go sooner.

Or just replace it with a pelican crossing? The ones with a flashing yellow light that you only have to stop for when there's somebody waiting and can go as soon as they're clear

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« Reply #1838 on: 08 December 2017, 01:22:05 PM »
Pedestrian crossings, how is it that 1 person pressing the button is able to stop 40 cars -20 in each direction, ticking over then accelerating away then stop again because 10 seconds later 1 more person has pressed the button- so now its 60 cars. Also the person is halfway down the street when we get the green light.
Whats needed is smart crossings that monitor how many people are there and only stop traffic once a certain number of people are there and can "see" when the person has crossed and so can let the traffic go sooner.

Or just replace it with a pelican crossing? The ones with a flashing yellow light that you only have to stop for when there's somebody waiting and can go as soon as they're clear


Or handlebar mounted machine guns.


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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1839 on: 08 December 2017, 01:29:19 PM »
Pedestrian crossings, how is it that 1 person pressing the button is able to stop 40 cars -20 in each direction, ticking over then accelerating away then stop again because 10 seconds later 1 more person has pressed the button- so now its 60 cars. Also the person is halfway down the street when we get the green light.
Whats needed is smart crossings that monitor how many people are there and only stop traffic once a certain number of people are there and can "see" when the person has crossed and so can let the traffic go sooner.

Or just replace it with a pelican crossing? The ones with a flashing yellow light that you only have to stop for when there's somebody waiting and can go as soon as they're clear


Or handlebar mounted machine guns.


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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1840 on: 08 December 2017, 01:56:35 PM »
Don't get me wrong because I too am a pedestrian and if I see a gap in the traffic coming in the distance I don't press the button then some git comes along and presses it and needlessly stops the traffic   
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1841 on: 14 December 2017, 09:50:18 AM »
The irony of the 'Remainers' now advocating Parliamentary sovereignty and democracy in a last ditch hope of scuppering Brexit.

They were more than happy to see the loss of sovereignty and democracy over the last 40 years though.
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« Reply #1842 on: 14 December 2017, 11:38:39 AM »
The irony of the 'Remainers' now advocating Parliamentary sovereignty and democracy in a last ditch hope of scuppering Brexit.

They were more than happy to see the loss of sovereignty and democracy over the last 40 years though.

What loss of sovereignty and democracy? I haven't noticed any.
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« Reply #1843 on: 14 December 2017, 12:02:18 PM »
The irony of the 'Remainers' now advocating Parliamentary sovereignty and democracy in a last ditch hope of scuppering Brexit.

They were more than happy to see the loss of sovereignty and democracy over the last 40 years though.

What loss of sovereignty and democracy? I haven't noticed any.

The referendum certainly was a shining example of democracy, I'll agree with you there.




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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #1844 on: 15 December 2017, 11:28:58 PM »
Dipshits so high on drugs they literally don't know what they're doing.
Just seen a fella, around 8 stone wet, try and take on a whole pub?
Angry bugger!!!  :eek
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