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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 September 2018, 11:35:04 AM »
Oh, and of course people love to be outraged.  Newspapers know that, and outrage sells.
So youse later.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 22 September 2018, 10:33:53 AM »
I believe some people want to believe what they want to believe irrespective of whether it is true or there is any basis to do so.

I also believe I am off on holiday for a week now.
See you foccers later. :D

General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 21 September 2018, 07:53:08 PM »
 At the end of the day I can insure my garage contents against theft but it more than doubles my premium.  So I’ve just accepted the going rate 5k cover on garage contents.  And I’m gonna get those extra bolts fitted as a priority.  The cover I’ve bought, at a very competitive price, is comprehensive in every other respect.
So if you want that cover try M&S Insurance.
Or AG Gallagher can tailor many polices to include whatever cover you need.  (I think it’s if I’ve got that wrong, esure and other companies will refer you).

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 21 September 2018, 07:45:17 PM »
If the story is actually fabricated then yep I've fallen for it hook, line and sinker.
Well it seems to have sunk as a story.  And I suspect if there is any truth in it, it’s out of context.  So no I don’t believe it for one minute. 

Don’t believe all you read in the press. :\

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 20 September 2018, 06:13:36 PM »
 Or how about touch screens in cars.  Not so much that they have touch screens but that touch screens are now eliminating so many buttons.  Touch screens work by eye hand coordination, so you have to take your eyes off the road to use them.  Further when the vehicle is moving eye hand coordination becomes so much harder and time consuming – so eyes off the road longer.  It’s dumb and it’s gonna cost lives. 


General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 16 September 2018, 12:31:30 PM »
I tell you what you ha e to watch out for there is that if you read your insurance small print you'll more than likely find a clause that states if your bike is with 1 mile of your home and it isn't either stored in garage (If it's insured as so) or has all the declared security on it then it won't be insured!
Better to look for a policey that asks if the vechicle is garaged overnight. 

Talking of which, my insurance dropped dramatically when I moved a few streets along a few years ago.  Bike went from off street parking to locked in a garage overnight.  Massive saving.
M&S insurance will cover my garage contents, but it's almost double the other policies.  Probably need to try a proper insurance brooker.
Must get those locks fitted, then I'll feel better about accepting a totally inadequate 5k cover. 

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 15 September 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
But the left wouldn't bother to report it because to them that's how life should be and they wouldn't be at all upset or outraged by it.

They'd probably agree that the copper intended to be racist (even though deep down they know he didn't). They're always looking for offence where it doesn't exist. Consumed by the notion that everybody other than them is bigoted, nasty and hates everyone else when actually the far left are the most nasty intolerant lot there is.

Which is pretty much pure alt right spin.  More fake news.
I had to check it wasn't April 1st after reading that one darrsi :groan

We've all been had at some time YamFazFan.  Just some folks have a hard time admitting it.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 15 September 2018, 11:09:43 AM »
You can't say......but you did anyway?  :z

Well no I didn't.  I simply don't know.

So far, after the Evening Standard - owned by former KGB agent and now Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev - the story has only been picked up by The Daily Mail, The Express, The Sun, Daily Star and The Telegraph, oh and Russia Today.  ie The usual suspects.   Just about everyone of them reports the story as quote - Evening Standard.

Again, I don't know, but if I had to place a bet, I'd say fake news.

But hey how dare I question a free London rag owned by an ex KGB agent. :eek

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 14 September 2018, 08:15:13 PM »
Yup that's the height of stupidity.  Though right now I only see that story on the Daily Mail, The evening standard and RT.  I can't say, but one wonders if there is maybe an element of creative journalism.

The reason is simple. Imagine you are following a large van in a smaller car / bike and the van didn't indicate but you didn't see the parked car and tried to overtake just as he pulled out without indicating.

 What I find disappointing, which is similar, is the amount of people who don’t indicate when pulling out to pass a cyclist.  Cyclists can easily be hidden by cars never mind vans.  You get two or three cars not indicating to pass, then the next is right on top before they see them.    Even on the Fazer in traffic I indicate when passing them. 
Which is another thing, I always try to give cyclists plenty of room.  If it’s a quiet road and I’m blasting along, I ease up a bit or slow right down so as not to give em a fright. 

General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 12 September 2018, 10:19:13 PM »
 Up and over is OK as long as it’s got a good lock fitted.  Mines only got two-point locking though.  You can get ones with 4 point locking but I was advised they can be troublesome – though I don’t know if this is actually true.  One of these days I’m going to fit those bolts just over half way up the door to back up the two point locking at the bottom.

 The two advantages I think of the roller door is one they take up less space.  Though that’s only really an advantage if you have roof space you can take advantage of.  The big advantage in security is they run in guides, so it’s secure from top to bottom, very hard to banjo your way in. 

 It’s all the tools and equipment you accumulate in a garage.  It quickly adds up to a small fortune.


General / Re: Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 11 September 2018, 10:30:15 PM »
Cheers Trebus,
My current insurance covers my garage contents, and to my surpise to the same limit as the house.  But then again I better check the small print.
Done the price comparision thing, but you have to phone to find out the extent of the garage cover.
My garage is pretty secure too.  Thought I'm gonna fit a couple of these just to deef it up a bit;
Fitted a new garage door just a few years ago, but wish now I'd gone for the roller door.  Cost a bit more than up and over but much more secure.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 11 September 2018, 08:57:16 PM »
But their drivers do.

General / Re: roadside puncture repair
« on: 11 September 2018, 08:22:21 PM »
Ta.Ordered with free delivery via UPS pick up point..Should be handy for both car and bike.  My Skoda YETI has nae spare wheel.I'm thinking this is probably preferable to the not very convincing bottle of slime provided with the car.

General / Home Insurance - garage contents
« on: 11 September 2018, 08:12:34 PM »
It's home insurance renewal time again for VNA.My renewal price is up again.  But it does offer decent cover for my garage contents..
So I've just wasted well over an hour phoning insurance companies.You have to sit through all the pre-recorded crap etc etc - you know how it goes.First question I ask is, what is your contents cover for garages.Standard answer is 5000 quid.  I say thanks, but no thanks, and move on to the next insurance firm.
The AA - a motoring organisation said £3000  Umm no thanks.

So where do I get decent home insurance that includes realistic cover for my garage contents?

General / Re: roadside puncture repair
« on: 11 September 2018, 06:34:13 PM »
It's about time I got one of these.

I take it this is the fowlers kit here;
Crafty plugger web site appears to be pay pal only.

General / Re: BMW gone
« on: 11 September 2018, 06:19:02 PM »
Where you live, you shouldn't see too many then :pokefun

I was foccing dreaming of them.  I considered praying for them (I’m an atheist)..This summer has been mental.  Warmest summer I can remember, though I can just about remember 76, maybe that was warmer..I even took to heading up hills at night to escape the heat.  For several weeks it was way too warm fae me..This is Ben lomond at dawn back on the 30th June.

General / Re: BMW gone
« on: 10 September 2018, 08:24:41 PM »
Another one I've seen quite a few of recently are those Honda Africa Twin things..But by far the most common bike I see round here, well when the sun is out, are Harleys.  Wi riders dressed up like outlaws.  However as soon as a grey cloud appears in the sky they all vannish.

General / Re: BMW gone
« on: 10 September 2018, 06:43:43 PM »
I see nae end of GS's and that big S1000XR thing.BMW seem to be selling loads of bikes.But then I think the only thing keeping the market healthy right now is PCP.The pound is the weakest it has been for quite some time.Hate to say it, but a No Deal BREXIT could kill the market.The weaker the pound gets, the dearer the bikes in the showroom.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 09 September 2018, 12:20:30 PM »
Amazon and their's simple, Stop using them and buy elsewhere

Don’t see what that has to do with it.  I don’t use Vodaphone but I still think they should pay the usual corporation tax in the UK – but they don’t.

Further Amazon isn’t just an online store, it’s a market place.  It’s getting to the point where it is almost unavoidable. 

Finally, if companies don’t pay their taxes the revenue needs to be collected elsewhere, that means you and I.  So that gets my goat. 


General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 05 September 2018, 06:19:40 PM »
As i tried to point out in a previous post, the politicians simply couldn't care less, any requirement for additional govt incomes will be met by new taxes/increases applied to the plebs.

Well yeah, we’ve had a few decades now of self-interested self-serving governments, umm, that of course we elected. 


Your current Tory government ain’t too keen to resolve these issues, despite our massive deficit, as they invest in a lot of these companies, further they are looking towards their consultancies, or board positions when they retire from government.  They don’t want to rock the boat and miss out on their personal millions.
politicians are spineless bastards, jellyfish floating on a sea of sewage, drifting wherever the current takes them.
Elected by us.  We get what we deserve. 
Amazon, you're next 😀
Lets hope so.


General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 09:30:43 PM »
It does get my goat..... but at the same time there's sweet foc all we can do about it..... so getting my knickers in a twist will help nothing.
These super companies are becoming untouchable as nobody has the money or influence to stand up to them?
They have more money then entire countries so how can even a government hope to fight them?
The EU is looking at various options.  It's matter of closing down loop holes or creating an alternative way of collecting the tax.One proposal is an online retail transaction tax, which it is hoped will create a level playing feild for all retailers, online and high street.
But then we are leaving the EU.
But EU or not, it's still up to us.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 08:15:28 PM »
Sorry to get political again :lol , but this seriously gets my goat.
Just seen a tweet by Corbyn;
Amazon has just become the second ever £1 trillion company after tripling its UK profits. But it paid £2.8 million less tax in the UK this year compared to last year. Does that sound right to you?
Does that not get your goat?  Seriously.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 06:47:01 PM »

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 05:42:52 PM »
We may joke about going senile but it's the one thing that really gets my goat seen some of my family suffer from that or the one I can't spell it's a cruel way to end your days.
My father died from alzheimer's in 2016 and my mother a year tomorrow from vascular dementia.  No it’s not much fun.

General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« on: 04 September 2018, 05:39:32 PM »
I've even took off my t-shirt once and threw it down the toilet, instead of the washing basket 😳🙃
Was alcohol per chance involved in that particular incident?

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