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General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 10 January 2020, 11:21:51 PM »
Yep, and it also gives you a useful power outlet. I've got a tyre pump with the same connector.

I've got (probably) the same pump and I use it to power my Sat Nav most of the time :thumbup
(That is, the outlet powers the pump or the Sat Nav, not the pump powers the Sat Nav...!  :b )

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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Shed clear out
« on: 10 January 2020, 04:06:34 PM »
Further to my post on gen 1 forks The wife says I’ve got too many bikes and stuff cluttering up the house ,garden and shed so if anyone interested in any pm me and make me an offer or I can also send pics

Is she a good cook?  :lol

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 08 January 2020, 10:36:52 PM »
You moan like fuck because Johnson was away on holiday but "should be back here", then you all accuse him of being "Trump's poodle"? So what he should've done, if what you're suggesting is correct, is stay on holiday seeing as it wasn't us that reacted to an act of war against our country's Embassy and it wasn't someone from the UK that was killed?

So our Prime Minister, the *leader* of this country, swans off on holiday, doesn't bother to address Parliament when there's a serious security situation which could involve the deaths of our troops, daren't crticise Trump for his reckless actions, nor even bring up the fact that we (supposedly) America's "closest ally" weren't told, and all YOU can do is attack us for pointing all this out!!

Imagine if Corbyn had done that, you and the right wing media would be screaming it from the rooftops, calling him "ineffectual" and demading he resign.

And you call *us* "hypocrites"...

 :rollin :rollin :rollin

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 08 January 2020, 01:05:43 AM »
On a worse note, imagine if Corbyn had miraculously got into Number 10.
That doesn’t even bear thinking about.  :eek

Yes, he would be in hiding instead of coming to the Commons to explain why the USA didn't tell its "closest ally" (which also has troops in Iraq) about their President's plans to kill a senior Iranian General because he would be so scared of pissing off the notoriously thin-skinned Trump when he's desperate to keep in Trump's good books to get a post-Brexit trade deal...

Oh, no, hang on, that was some other bloke...

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 04 January 2020, 01:10:46 PM »
Here's another irrelevant story......

Well *that's* a devastating counter argument...  :rolleyes
 :rollin

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 03 January 2020, 11:43:08 PM »
The rules state that "criminal convictions shall not in themselves constitute grounds for taking such measures". A conviction even for a serious crime is not good enough - the individual must pose a current risk before an entry is refused.

That's because there's this thing called having "Done your time".

Of course if someone's a convicted murderer, nobody would want him in their country...

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 03 January 2020, 11:38:56 PM »
If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning...

How the UK killed Euroscepticism across Europe

Oops!

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General / Re: 2020 Early May Bank Holiday Date Change
« on: 02 January 2020, 12:05:51 PM »

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 02 January 2020, 12:03:26 AM »
Remember, this is what you voted for...

Nurse shortage forces NHS hospital to shut critical-care beds

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The closure is another stark illustration of both the lack of staff in the NHS, which in England has around 100,000 vacancies, and the extra strain winter is putting on hospitals.

The Norfolk and Norwich has come under particular pressure in recent weeks. The Guardian recently disclosed that it was so overwhelmed by demand that it had told senior doctors to make “the least unsafe decision” when treating patients.

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General / Re: 2020 Early May Bank Holiday Date Change
« on: 02 January 2020, 12:01:17 AM »
And a whole load of calendars have the Monday as the date because they were printed before the Government made the announcement!

Of course they *could* have let us have both days as Bank Holidays, but we can't let the peasants get used to the idea of not working every hour we can make them so a few people can make more profit...

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General / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR FOCCERS ONE AND ALL
« on: 01 January 2020, 12:18:46 PM »
Especially to all 27 members who appear to share the same birthday... :D

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 31 December 2019, 04:53:23 PM »
Meanwhile boris raises the minimum wage by 4 times inflation

You mean they're making their so-called "Living Wage" closer to the *actual* Living Wage?

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 30 December 2019, 01:57:05 PM »
How is outsourcing extra capacity and paying for the service in any way "selling the NHS"  :rolleyes

Despite the Eyeroll emoticon, I'll do you the courtesy of assuming you actually want some information and will listen to it, rather than just relying on a pedantic interpretation of "outsourcing isn't selling" like Johnson and his cronies are.

Firstly this is tax payers' money which is going to private companies who are, of course, interested in making profits for their directors and share holders. Not only that, but if those private companies fail (or just walk away), the bills and debts are dumped back on the tax payer (aka Private Profit, Public Losses) https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/04/who-profits-private-providers-health-services-nhs-70

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Carillion, a multi-million pound, global company listed on the FTSE 100, had contracts worth billions with the NHS for building hospitals and services.

Despite its huge size it was not immune to financial collapse, with the company finally going under in January 2018 with debts of £1.5 billion. In May 2018, a parliamentary report noted that Carillion’s business model was a “relentless dash for cash, driven by acquisitions, rising debt, expansion into new markets and exploitation of suppliers”.

The company’s business was enabled by dodgy accounts and greedy executives. At the end, Carillion had £1.7 billion worth of government contracts. The report noted that £150m of government cash was needed to prop up essential contracts.

https://www.nhsforsale.info/financial-insecurity/financial-insecurity/

Secondly, it is not "extra capacity", it is *insufficient* capacity, due to repeated cuts by the Tory government over the last 9 years. And please don't claim that they're "putting more money into the NHS", because the point is that they are not putting *enough* money in to cover the demands that the NHS is facing and comparisons with previous years are not accurate because of the increasingly aging population https://fullfact.org/health/spending-english-nhs/

The number of nurses has fallen, staff are overworked and overstretched, nursing bursaries were cut (causing a serious decline in the number of people applying for nursing degrees) and even though, now, they're being reintroduced, most nurses only get £5000 (with a few getting £8000), but they are having to *pay* for their training to work in the NHS, leaving them with a £44,000 debt! And guess who "owns" those debts...?

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2019/jul/09/nurse-repays-more-than-banker-time-scrap-university-tuition-fees

Meanwhile private companies can sue the NHS if they don't get awarded contracts and that costs the tax payer even more.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/15/richard-branson-sue-nhs-virgin-care-received-undisclosed-settlement-8250870/

All of this (and much more) is part of a deliberate policy by the Tory government to defund the NHS and transfer public money to private companies.

And trying to say that's not "selling" the NHS just shows a complete lack of understanding of the situation or a desire to evade the issue.

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Your Suggestions and How you can help / Re: A debate section
« on: 30 December 2019, 01:15:48 PM »
PS I forgot "Whoever posts last..." :D

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 30 December 2019, 01:13:36 PM »
I just ordered a chicken and an egg off amazon

I’ll let you know

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 30 December 2019, 01:12:35 PM »
Tell you what,you deserve the Foccers distinction of merit for that lot. :woot :woot

I just quoted it from somewhere else :)

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 29 December 2019, 09:53:18 PM »
Meanwhile, Iain Duncan Smith gets a Knighthood...

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Your Suggestions and How you can help / Re: A debate section
« on: 29 December 2019, 09:52:28 PM »
Yeah it’s all your fault Grahamm – gotta blame some foccer. 8)

On one Forum I used to use, if the OP deleted their first post, the *whole* thing disappeared...

Oh, it would be *soooo* tempting... :D

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 29 December 2019, 04:15:02 PM »
Boris Johnson promised us that "The NHS is not for sale"!

Private firms invited to run NHS services with cancer and kids treatments on sale

"A new framework drawn up by NHS Shared Business Services will see hospital trusts buying clinical care from a list of suppliers."

This money will no longer be going into the NHS, but into the hands of private healthcare providers who are interested in the profits at the bottom line and the dividends they can give to shareholders.

Remember what you voted for...

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 29 December 2019, 04:11:11 PM »
Is it not about time this piss thread was stopped
No, but it is time the word association and three word story were stopped. ;)

Damn right!

That's *TWO* whole threads I have to look at and think "No, I don't want to click on New Messages" for...!!!

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 29 December 2019, 04:09:55 PM »
But that is the reason why they would jump - because they saw that the policy of Corbyn's far left has been totally rejected by the British people

Yes, because "only" 32% of the electorate voted for Labour, but, because of our broken FPTP electoral system, the Tories got 56% of the seats from only 43% of the votes...

Meanwhile, I'm sure a lot in the Labour party would be happy to see all the old neo-liberal Blairites jump ship and Labour wouldn't even need to Purge them as Johnson did with everyone who voted against him.

(Imagine how the media would have reported that if Corbyn had done the same...)

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General / Re: This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion...
« on: 29 December 2019, 04:03:49 PM »
If labour are going to elect a Corbynista for their leader

What you (and the right wing press) call a "Corbynista", everyone else calls a "Socialist".

(Which is also not a "Marxist", "Stalinist", "Trotskyite"...)

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Your Suggestions and How you can help / Re: A debate section
« on: 29 December 2019, 04:00:27 PM »
I for one will cease posting in the political thread (started by Grahamm BTW :pokefun )

Not my fault people couldn't read or understand the title "This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion..."  :rolleyes

 :lol

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 29 December 2019, 03:53:21 PM »
My boss called this morning and shouted,

“Where the fuck are you? It’s 8:30 and you were supposed to start at 8.”

“Relax, I’m in my office.” I replied.

“Quit the shit!” he roared. “I’m standing in your office.”

So I went, “Oh, sorry mate, I forgot to tell you about my new job.”

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General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 26 December 2019, 10:20:04 PM »
Dad, can you tell me what a solar eclipse is like?

No sun.

* * * * *

Where do toy stores keep their Schwarzenegger action figures?

Aisle B, back.

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