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Politics / Re: brexit coverage
« Last post by Fly on January 15, 2019, 10:25:59 PM »
Based on the last post, after this bunch of money grabbing MP's have all done a runner with their money. a new bunch will step up and make the best out of what's left. Probably for their own personal gain, but what's new there.
I'm sure the country won't cease to be if we do leave the EU.
I'm quite prepared to give it a go.
Perhaps my current situation in life is swaying my judgement, but I voted out in the first place and stick to my decision.
Politics / Re: brexit coverage
« Last post by Sorastro on January 15, 2019, 08:57:12 PM »
Most of the government "sorting" brexit for us are of a mature age. The vast majority of those are individually/independently wealthy.
They are only interested in the short term, as you rightly say, in 50 years they will have shuffled off this mortal coil {as will I} so whilst still here they do not want to do anything that will disrupt the status quo, they are more than happy to keep raking it in for doing b*gger all.

Whatever the outcome if this country really does go t*ts up most of the above claiming to "serving their constituents" will grab their non E.U. passports, move ALL their money off shore and head for warmer climbs never to be heard of again, leaving us not only with egg on face but stood neck deep in the you know what.
Fun Stuff / Wine list
« Last post by Alsatian on January 15, 2019, 04:34:44 PM »
Fun Stuff / Dog memorial
« Last post by Alsatian on January 15, 2019, 04:32:55 PM »
A Yorkshireman's dog dies and as it was a favourite pet he decides to have a gold statue made by a jeweller to remember the dog by.

Yorkshireman: "Can tha mek us a gold statue of yon dog?"

Jeweller: "Do you want it 18 carat?"

Yorkshireman: "No I want it chewin' a bone yer daft bugger!"
Politics / brexit coverage
« Last post by hifimad on January 15, 2019, 02:54:21 PM »
Recently i have been watching the brexit coverage and a lot of the the coverage seems to involve going to towns to interview the "people" about the stupidly titled brexit, now the controversial bit, the tv companies in their wisdom always seem to include some old fart of my age and older to get their views ( people who seem to think that britain is the power it was in the nineteenth century with archaic views to match) while usually ignoring younger people, my veiw is what is the point of asking older people for their views as we are going to be dead pretty soon anyway we are not the ones who are going to have to live with the full consequences of leaving, if reece mogg is correct when he states that it is likely to be fifty years before we see any benefit from brexit then the only people who are going to see any benefit at all are likely to be well under thirty, and with this in mind why should i at sixty four inflict my archaic views (if i do indeed have any) on modern society, i can hear the howls of protest already. >;
Fun Stuff / Interesting fact #8
« Last post by Alsatian on January 15, 2019, 12:19:11 PM »
Bread was divided according to status.

Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf.

The family got the middle, and guests got the top.

Hence the  ''The Upper Crust''.
Politics / Re: Jail term
« Last post by hifimad on January 15, 2019, 01:47:26 AM »
if you work for chesterfield borough council as pavements security you can get away with serous crimes such as assault and batery and criminal breaches of the data protection act and i have documentary and cctv evidence which proves it, so lets get rid of the criminals loose in our of our shopping centers as well, as long as a drug addict does not use crime to fund his addiction let them get on with it, the so called war on drugs is a lost cause, all it seems to do is push the drug takers into the hands of criminals which usually results into them becoming criminals themselves, i think this minister may have realised the battle is lost.
Fun Stuff / Interesting fact #7
« Last post by Alsatian on January 14, 2019, 02:51:58 PM »
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be in England.

 Here are some facts about the 1500s: 

Most people got married in June, because they took their yearly bath in May and they still smelled pretty good by June.

However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour.

Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.

The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,
then all the other sons and men,
then the women, and finally the children.

Last of all the babies.

By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.

Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!"
Fun Stuff / Interesting fact #6
« Last post by Alsatian on January 14, 2019, 02:51:17 PM »
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people, so they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house and reuse the grave.

When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realised they had been burying people alive.

So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell;

thus someone could be, ''Saved by the Bell'' or was considered a ''Dead Ringer''.
Fun Stuff / Interesting fact #5
« Last post by Alsatian on January 14, 2019, 02:50:40 PM »
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.

The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.

Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.

They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

Hence the custom of ''Holding a Wake''.
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