Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
General Discussion / Re: MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout
« Last post by Fly on May 31, 2023, 11:48:03 PM »
Isn't a bigger lorry called a train?
Just needs a few rails putting down and .  .  .  .  .  .
Shut up Fly :-(
General Discussion / Re: MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout
« Last post by Sorastro on May 31, 2023, 08:22:42 PM »
AT LAST........

Someone with a bit of common sense. Some firms have been trialling longer lorries  on Britains roads to cut down lorry journeys, apparently for nearly 13 years {No I don't believe that length of time either}

On the news this evening they interviewed the "boss" of Buffaload a logistics company that's been trialling these longer lorries, when asked if it would work the answer was a definitive NO!!!
He basically said what every good driver was thinking, they are ok whilst on the {wide} motorways but the vast majority of drops are to supermarket and small shops that are on B roads up side streets etc. and they need a bigger turning circle so more blind spots.

It's totally unworkable {big surprise} just like the smart motorway ideas and they are actually being paid to come up with cr*p like this.
Was in chesterfield on Friday last week for the day, staying in Sheffield this time not as anywhere near as good as chesterfield.
Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Chesterfield.. booming town or doss hole!
« Last post by Sorastro on May 29, 2023, 02:34:09 PM »
Walked along Burlington street the other day, noticed that the bargain shop {front of Burlington house that used to be Bright house} is or has already has closed down.

I'm actually convinced there's no one at the council knows exactly what to do with Chesterfield

In town the other day, another shop on Burlington street about to bite the dust Tresspass {in between Specsavers and the old M&S}
Rants / Re: Things that really annoy me
« Last post by Sorastro on May 29, 2023, 02:30:08 PM »
I had occasion to ring Severn Trent a couple of weeks ago basically to ask if there was still a hosepipe ban on round here, so I could wash my car without using a watering can, as I couldn't get a definitive answer browsing.
And I STILL don't know!

Received an Email/ newsletter from Severn Trent a couple of days ago basically saying how brilliant they are and amongst their boasts was the quote:-
"We haven't had a hosepipe ban since 1995". I'm assuming by "WE" they are just referring to themselves and not other water companies  nationwide..........well at least I  now know.
General Discussion / Riot in Cardiff!
« Last post by Sorastro on May 27, 2023, 10:51:24 AM »
The tragic events in Wales leading up to the deaths of two teenagers and the ensuing trouble leads me to this conclusion.

It is alleged....
According to one victims relative the two teenagers were being "chased" by the police and this obviously caused the accident.

There is no one else to blame for the accident but the victims themselves and the people that started the chain of events leading up to the fatal crash.
One was 15 the other 16 basically kids, giving one an electric bike for their birthday was like giving a monkey a machine gun, anyone with any degree of intelligence could figure out what was going to happen, even then it wasn't a case of if, it was when, they were an accident waiting to happen. Two of them on a bike riding up and down an estate it wouldn't take long for them to come to the attention of the police. As for the "chase" according to C.C.T.V. there was only one time the police were anywhere near the lads on the bike the rest of the time they were hundreds of yards behind, and prior to the crash had turned off the road away from the bike, so for at least two minutes leading up to the crash they were nowhere near the pair and possibly nowhere in sight.

No one likes to see loss of life especially when it's a needless death, but their families seem determined to blame anyone but the victims and/or themselves, couple that with mindless individuals that litter almost every {council} estate that just look for any excuse to start trouble and you have a recipe for anarchy. This could have happened on any estate anywhere in the country and I could almost guarantee the outcome would have been the same.

At the end of the day I have absolutely no sympathy, obviously tragic.....BUT WAS AVOIDABLE!
Fun Stuff / Re: Age and other stuff!
« Last post by smithy266 on May 27, 2023, 10:41:56 AM »
brill!  True though, all of them!!!
Fun Stuff / Car trouble
« Last post by Alsatian on May 27, 2023, 06:03:49 AM »
Fun Stuff / Age and other stuff!
« Last post by Alsatian on May 27, 2023, 06:01:02 AM »
1. When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison.
2. To me, "drink responsibly" means don't spill it.
3. Age 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 pm is the new midnight.
4. It's the start of a brand new day, and I'm off like a herd of turtles.
5. The older I get, the earlier it gets late.
6. When I say, "The other day," I could be referring to any time between yesterday and 15 years ago.
7. I remember being able to get up without making sound effects.
8. I had my patience tested. I'm negative.
9. Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn't fit any of your containers.
10. If you're sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say, "Did you bring the money?"
11. When you ask me what I am doing today, and I say "nothing," it does not mean I am free. It means I am doing nothing.
12. I finally got eight hours of sleep. It took me three days, but whatever.
13. I run like the winded.
14. I hate when a couple argues in public, and I missed the beginning and don't know whose side I'm on.
15. When someone asks what I did over the weekend, I squint and ask, "Why, what did you hear?"
16. When you do squats, are your knees supposed to sound like a goat chewing on an aluminum can stuffed with celery?
17. I don't mean to interrupt people. I just randomly remember things and get really excited.
18. When I ask for directions, please don't use words like "east."
19. Don't bother walking a mile in my shoes. That would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head. That'll freak you right out.
20. Sometimes, someone unexpected comes into your life out of nowhere, makes your heart race, and changes you forever. We call those people cops.
21. My luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb."
General Discussion / Water companies
« Last post by Sorastro on May 20, 2023, 08:32:40 PM »
It's no secret by now that at least 71% of our water companies are owned or part owned by businesses abroad. Companies based in
places like Malaya, Cayman Islands, U.S.A., Germany, U.A.E. and Australia even, these companies don't care if we can't swim or fish our rivers and seas they are just milking us for every penny and putting precious little back.

Time something was done.....
One solution would be to obviously hit them where it hurts, in the pocket, but the fines we impose at the moment are laughable....SO

One way we could overcome this is to get all the major players over here and actually show them the state our water system is really in thanks to them and ask them to sort it. If they refuse or dither then give them an ultimatum, the companies would be fined 5BILLION pounds each which will go towards correcting the mess OR they can sign the water companies back over to the government {totally} with just a token fine of £1 million each. 
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk