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Joined on: Monday, 26th April 2004, 09:11, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 06:40

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This user has posted a total of 8840 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.32 messages a day, or 9.27 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 5 messages, which is on average 0.17 messages a day.

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RE: BP release quarter profits

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marksparks999 says...
"Seems they are making excuses that they paid £1bn in UK taxes, and that major Pensions Companies heavily invest in them, and that during 2020 Pandemic they made a loss, and the govt didn't help out then?"

They can make excuses but the principle, let alone the optics, during a cost of living crisis is abhorrent.

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RE: [VIDEO] Prey (prequel to Predator)

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Gareth Williams says...
"Shame they didn't use the Comanche language with english subtitles. A few too many "cool" shots of spinning axes for my taste, too. Hopefully they didn't dumb it down too much for a teen audience."

There's a dubbed Commanche version available, watched it this very night and lo, it was very good and not dumbed down in any way...

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RE: [VIDEO] Everything Everywhere All At Once

Just watched this, ultimately a family relationships tale with lot of weird stuff thrown in.  Very funny in places and very good.

I would completely understand anyone who didn't get it or like it.

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RE: The Last Ever Neighbours

When I completed basic training in 1986 and was in a holding troop until posted to trade training school, we all used to congregate in the common room after a spot of lunch to catch up with Neighbours...

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RE: Have you had Covid yet?

I finally caught it at the back end of April, mild case that was more like man flu.  Passed quickly, although the post-Covid fatigue lasted about 10 weeks...

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RE: [VIDEO] What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

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sj says...
"Just Spotify.  They wanted to make the album fit on vinyl and be more like a 'traditional' album ~45 mins.  The bonus tracks are on the 'Deluxe' edition(s) - and Spotify etc..."

Ah, right.  CD will be going back then.  Had already bought the streaming version on Amazon Music which originally listed 7 tracks, so thought it may be a CD only format.  Turns out the streaming version has all 10 tracks, so the CD is superfluous...

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RE: [VIDEO] What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

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sj says...
"Looking forward to it lots - but would be surprised if you liked it too much, it's quite heavy by the sounds of it."

It's pretty good but which format are you listening to as the CD I bought only had 7 tracks on it...so no hidden ones...

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RE: [VIDEO] What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

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sj says...
"I'm not sure I buy all of the Colin Edwin story but it's the first time I've read an answer as to why he's missing from, erm, Porcupine Three.."

Don't know enough about it, or bothered enough either, to understand or care about the personal dynamics at my age.  Of course, I was all over that sort of stuff in my teens as it was the centre of my life...

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RE: being 'paid off' to remove bad review

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Gareth Williams says...
"Step 1: Take the money and delete the review.
Step 2: Create new account and leave another negative review of the product.
Step 3: Get offered £20 to delete the review.
Step 4: Repeat until millionaire."

Not a bad hourly rate either...

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RE: being 'paid off' to remove bad review

Agree with Snaps, I wouldn't be happy that people would buy the same item without being forewarned of the risks...

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RE: [VIDEO] Russia invaded Ukraine

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mbilko says...
"just remember if you can how worried that he was too right wing when he ran  and won the governor of California, times have changed"

Pretty sure most people here would still consider him right wing...

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RE: [VIDEO] Russia invaded Ukraine

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Snaps says...
"People criticising Patel and this government of failing the refugees and going against our 'proud reputation' whilst citing the kinder transport in WW2 saving Jewish children should read this thread
To my shame I've reached seventy years of age without ever asking myself this question.

Snaps"

May not be strictly true, unless we can link to the relevant Hansard debate those quotes were taken from and the relevant Cabinet documents.

It's only Wiki, granted, but it tells a slightly different story:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertransport#:~:text=The%20British%20government%20put%20no,brought%20to%20the%20United%20Kingdom.



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RE: Warning if you shop mail order, and who doesn’t?

Hermes were scheduled to pick up a return of my son's the week before last and I was working from home that day.  It was a chromebook that he wanted to use for internet browsing that kept dropping wifi connection for no apparent reason, but I digress...

Anyway, he got an email to say that they'd tried to pick it up but were unsuccessful.  He mentioned that I was in and I'd heard nothing, but they insisted.

Then he mentioned we also had a Ring doorbell (bought the week before) and there was no video recorded of the visit and they suddenly changed their mind and arranged a visit the following day...

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RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

Gave up on Metro Exodus due to constant crashes, but then I'm now playing my first Souls-like in Elden Ring and it's fricking awesome...

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RE: [VIDEO] Russia invaded Ukraine

Think someone may be forgetting that Boris has been sending arms to Ukraine...and has been since at least mid January...

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RE: [VIDEO] Lord of the Rings coming to Amazon

Might just be my age, but all the actors look like kids...

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RE: [VIDEO] 1883

Where's this streaming?

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Apparently three had their Partygate sackings fast tracked to cover up the damage caused by the one and the parting gift of an acid putdown. 
Worked out just as intended then? Cos it seems like a total disaster."

Well, as a dead cat it has proven effective in moving the whole partygate thing from the front pages.  The (enforced) re-org of Number 10 can then proceed apace without any sacking announcements, so will seem a conclusion of this whole affair.

Cynical but probably effective for the wider populace...

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

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Snaps says...
"Yet here"

Well, criticising the one can lead to a vociferous response...

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

She doesn't look very happy...

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RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

Currently playing through Metro Exodus, which is very dialogue heavy...

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I mean, also, Brexit dividend, 350m a week to spend on the NHS, and yet they have to raise National Insurance."

You know this has already been given to the NHS by Theresa May, right?

Now you can argue that we haven't actually saved that money yet due to Brexit (as the fact check below does), which is a valid argument, but the money has already been pledged to the NHS.

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-the-nhs-funding-boost-is-not-a-brexit-dividend

You can either take it literally or just look at the funding pledge, and I guess that depending on your view of Brexit will then dictate on which side of that line you fall...although we still have to wait until next year to see if it actually happens, considering we've had a global pandemic and currently sat with borrowing at £2,206.5 trillion, or 104.5% of gross domestic product (13.7% above the average of the 27 European Union member states at the time that figure was published).

Still, what's an extra £3.5bn when you're already in hock by trillions?

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

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Pete-MK says...
"He only got this one because no-one else wanted the job. Lowest bidders barely finish the job. Trust me, I'm in the construction industry."

Not quite true, there were plenty of challengers last time and there will be next time.

It's painful and we're in the dreaded downward spiral of a premiership but I still don't think he'll be going anywhere anytime soon...

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RE: [VIDEO] New Highway Code rules

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"The most annoying bit was just a tiny part of her car nose was over the box, and she wasn't blocking the junction at all."

That's not really stopping in the box, is it?

She really should have appealed that...

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RE: [VIDEO] Reacher

Quote:
Snaps says...
"I tried reading the first Reacher book and lasted just a few pages. I couldn't cope withe the Janet and John three word sentences.

Do they get better.
Would you suggest a different starting point."

No, if you don't like the first one, you won't like the rest...

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

This whole thing has been overplayed and therefore I suspect nowt will come of it.  It would have been better to either put all the info out there at once or just leave it at the initial accusation.  This drip feed is a blatant strategy to keep the story in the open for longer.

Conservative MP's will now have decided that they'll ignore the media hype and decide for themselves when to remove Boris.

You may disagree with this, and I wouldn't have been sorry to see him go when this first broke, but hey...

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Meat Loaf - rest in peace...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60080934

An iconic singer, and not a bad actor either...

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This item was edited on Friday, 21st January 2022, 08:38

RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Quote:
Pete-MK says...
"When fines were being handed out, and wedding receptions being 'raided' and shut down, I'm pretty sure they felt like laws."

I can't argue with that...

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