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General / Re: whatever happened to.......
« on: 01 November 2014, 03:17:32 PM »
Am loitering. Think the FB was supposed to be open but I focc'd up the first one so someone did a second one. No idea how to link 'em.

When's madders organising another frolic?

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General / Re: Frolic 2014
« on: 30 June 2014, 09:17:19 AM »
This happening then madders?

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General / Re: Frolic 2014
« on: 11 January 2014, 02:32:41 PM »
Bikeless but still a foccer at heart so count me in and am more than happy to help out lugging stuff around, getting supplies in and making the infamous parkend frolic sandwiches

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General / Re: The Iron Lady R.I.P.
« on: 19 April 2013, 09:27:20 PM »
Silly me! Cheers mate. Been awhile a little out of practise!

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General / Re: The Iron Lady R.I.P.
« on: 19 April 2013, 08:13:49 PM »
Wasn't it Blair that introduced tuition fees for Uni?

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General / Re: The Iron Lady R.I.P.
« on: 17 April 2013, 10:19:17 PM »
Wilson closed more pits than she did.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 10:27:28 PM »
I interpreted what you put. Not my fault if you're not clear in your discussions. Those statements clearly state you want choice and competition but yet are an advocate of single entity state owned utilities and services. No wonder I'm bloody confused!

My, isn't that a lovely fluffy lamb over there. Golly gosh, must mean summer is on it's way by Jingo. Huzza!!

Nice.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 10:27:00 PM »
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If the private sector can demonstrate delivery of a public spectacle such as the Olympics then I'll eat my FZ1.
you didn't say anything about 'pay' you said deliver. They delivered. Rather admirably it must be said although somewhat over budget it would appear.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 10:22:45 PM »
I interpreted what you put. Not my fault if you're not clear in your discussions. Those statements clearly state you want choice and competition but yet are an advocate of single entity state owned utilities and services. No wonder I'm bloody confused!

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 10:20:25 PM »
Technically speaking wasn't LOCOG a private company?

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 10:18:24 PM »
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Struggling to understand how I can have the freedom of choice to choose which supplier's water molecules and electrons I can have delivered to my house.


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Likewise, if I want to take a train from Guildford to London, I don't have a choice of trains from different providers to choose from.

and finally

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And privatisation of the utilities and railways has resulted in entities in which no real competition can ever operate (I'd like to have different water and electricity delivered to my house, please)

That's where I got the idea you want choice from. Your very own words.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 09:50:47 PM »
did you ever read my post TC underinvestment results in

And of course the Royal Mail is purposefully being run down and subject to cherry-picking to make it ripe for privatisation. Another momentous private failure, ending of the universal rate and fleecing of the cash-cow public coming to a town near you.

I thought you were all about choice after all didn't you want to be able to choose exactly which electrons and water molecules flowed to your house? Not much choice at the moment when it comes to choosing who to post your letters with is there? Royal Mail. Erm Royal Mail and ahhhh Royal Mail.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 09:27:46 PM »
I'm pretty sure Concorde went down the pan shortly after it went down in flames and don't forget the French owned half. It was never economical, efficient and hugely polluting both in emissions and noise. Great technology when it was launched but as a viable sustainable business was always doomed. British Leyland similar. Poor quality expensive and badly designed when compared to the emerging European and Japanese cars. Failed to innovate and couldn't compete with cheaper and better made cars from abroad. Simple business and consumerism took over. Most folks will buy ether quality at a cheaper price rather than poorer quality British products.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 02:02:09 PM »

Personally, the minute I have my degree, I intend to high-tail it across the Atlantic, and get work in an American firm. To quote Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits:
"I used to like to go to work but they shut it down
I got a right to go to work but there's no work here to be found " ~ Telegraph Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd3btVhwr48



You were doing so well until you informed us you'd use the resources of this country to enable you to fuck off elsewhere.


It's called getting off your arse and doing something about things rather than sitting moaning and talking about "woe is me look at the shite hand I've been dealt in life".




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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 11 April 2013, 01:34:38 PM »
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In the UK, the most noteworthy thing we do (apart from that paper lion, BAE) is building wings for Airbus. Not designing - BUILDING. The greatest aero companies are now assembling wings for a French commercial company.

Erm agree with pretty much everything else you said but my buddy who designed the fuel system for the A380 and spent 10 years getting it right would probably argue that we do a little more in the UK than just build wings. He's now working on the landing gear for the next one at Airbus. Works in Bristol and has done for the last 15 years or so and headed up huge design teams there working on both projects, plus there's all the suppliers, majority UK based who have their own design teams and engineers as well.

We think choosing tyres for bikes n cars is tricky - try choosing for a bloody huge plane! :-)

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 09:25:49 PM »
She did what she thought was right at the time.

Oh yes, we have that get out clause these days with all the corruption and backhanders.

"I was doing it in good faith"

Well, I'm calling her a bitch that should have been put through a bacon slicer feet first. Of course, I'm doing so in the good faith that she was alive at the time of slicing.

PS Hitler also thought he was right

Glad to see my tax money has been well spent in your education. Wonder if I can ask for a refund?

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 09:22:20 PM »
I'm certainly old enough to remember, and to have been part of it. I think some people underestimate the hatred that is felt for her.
I'm toasting her departure with a pint of Brains Dark. Brewed in South Wales for miners. Very fitting  :)

Sat near Basildon drinking it according to the map ;-). It was more for the docklands rather than the miners but appreciate your appreciation of a fine welsh ale.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 08:57:59 PM »
You're obviously one of the thickos that the Tell Sid campaign seduced.

Hang on. Give me a chance. Still pondering. One option giving me more choice than many. Woooooo nearly got it then. Nope. Still eluding me. Damn this is tricky.

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 08:46:11 PM »
Can you explain how state owned utilities and rail companies encourages competiton and freedom of choice? Struggling to understand that one to be honest


Struggling to understand how I can have the freedom of choice to choose which supplier's water molecules and electrons I can have delivered to my house.


Erm try this for a start. http://www.uswitch.com/


Oh dear. You really don't understand what I said, do you? Have a think. The concept isn't hard....


Nope I don't you're right. Not a clue how a single state owned utility company supplying the whole country gives you more choice than a multitude of privately owned utility companies. Let me go away and ponder some more because it must be something really obvious that I'm

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 08:39:33 PM »
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You can trace the roots of where we are today, a bankrupt de-industrialised nation that makes nothing, stuck in a tripple dip recession with an even wider gap between rich and poor than ever before and with the same foccing idiots digging an even bigger hole for us all.

So those folks that ran the place from 97 to 2010 did what exactly?

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 08:34:01 PM »
Can you explain how state owned utilities and rail companies encourages competiton and freedom of choice? Struggling to understand that one to be honest


Struggling to understand how I can have the freedom of choice to choose which supplier's water molecules and electrons I can have delivered to my house.


Erm try this for a start. http://www.uswitch.com/

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 08:19:58 PM »
Can you explain how state owned utilities and rail companies encourages competiton and freedom of choice? Struggling to understand that one to be honest

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General / Re: Abolish road tax for bikes
« on: 08 April 2013, 07:25:57 PM »
Now if there was a sensible petition to sign that presses for more of the VED and fuel tax to be used to improve roads and the road network that would be worth signing

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General / Re: Abolish road tax for bikes
« on: 08 April 2013, 07:21:05 PM »
Why? Most if not all zero tax cars piss all over bikes in terms of mpg and pollutants. Next argument?

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General / Re: Ding dong the witch is dead
« on: 08 April 2013, 05:01:08 PM »
+4

A friend of mine died this morning, so it's a bit of a sore point, but some of these comments say far more about the people celebrating a death than it does about the person who died.

Have a word with yourselves.

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Hear hear +6

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