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  1. Nobles park. The Peoples Park

    Parkrun is not a business for profit in the sense of any business I have ever been involved in. At the very most it is a social enterprise but it is essentially a force for good that has become a worldwide phenomenon which should be supported by all public authorities for the health and well being of the participants. Nobody is in it for the money, that is for sure, so well-heeled local bureaucrats should rattle their tins elsewhere. https://pullingapartproject.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/pounding-the-footpaths-parkruns-business-model/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/nobles/news/ Of course, we have to bugger off for the preparation and duration of the TT. Pity. A lot of the bikers would have done it..........
  2. The Berxit lies and betrayals

    OK, Freggy. At least you have written this in a civilised manner rather than your colostomy popping nadir of the other day. It amuses me when people tell me I don't have to be afraid. I'm not, I assure you, but I am for the youngsters and the future. During my now quite numerous decades on the planet I've lived and done business in some pretty edgy places around the world where you really do have to watch your back. If some of the liberals telling me sarcastically not to be afraid were to be suddenly transported to such locations I know they would be wailing for their mums. There are some areas approaching that situation in England nowadays, and I've written about it on here at length over the years. My roots are in one of those places and I still have distant family and friends there "living the dream". I have been successful in life, being able to buy myself away from it, so I have the dual perspective of moving in circles that are subject to the privations and others that are virtually oblivious to them. Both groups think they know best about everything. It's an interesting dichotomy.
  3. The Berxit lies and betrayals

    Obvious tool troll with nothing to say is obvious.
  4. The Berxit lies and betrayals

    Just because you have your eyes shut doesn't mean there isn't anything to see.
  5. The Berxit lies and betrayals

    Ghettoes, colonies and own ways of dealing with crime are fair commentary on the situation in parts of Britain today. I would place the adjective "segregated" before ghettos and colonies too, where communities exist cheek by jowl in total denial of each other, apart from the simmering tension at their boundaries. The problem is that the lives of the chattering classes who live isolated from it as do we in the Isle of Man or in Dorset, are untouched by it and are able to laugh it off and glibly remark "priceless". Unfortunately, people such as these have made the rules for a very long time. They call themselves educated and they look down on anyone who demurs. It ain't so funny if you are experiencing it and the post industrial globalisation wastelands at first hand every day of your miserable life. That is what breeds the attitudes you see in the pictures. Rog may have a robust way of putting his views across that are distasteful to the delicate and disinterested palate, but there is much truth in what he says nonetheless.
  6. South Quay

    It's a tradition here. Haven't you heard?
  7. Tiangong - 1...

    You first.
  8. Tiangong - 1...

    Albert looks on the bright side of everything.
  9. Shock! DfE tells the truth!!

    At least you could have the satisfaction that when you buy your boat tickets you are paying for their pensions just like you do when you pay your taxes, pay your rates, fill your tank, tax your car, pay your water bill, electric bill, buy anything VATable at the shops, etc.
  10. The Berxit lies and betrayals

    I agree with a lot of what you say about modern money in general, Pongo, but that is a whole different (and huge) subject. Not quite sure what you mean by GBP tracks the EUR relative to USD. Each has its exchange rate against the others. None are pegged.
  11. The Berxit lies and betrayals

    The dollar will be more important in the future. Common knowledge that the euro is artificially pumped up for political reasons. It's part of the "project" and can't be allowed to collapse. (Until it does.)
  12. Shock! DfE tells the truth!!

    @ No Tail: Very representative, I would say. There are lots of people between 55 and 65 living on savings supplemented by pensions and not signing on. A while ago the government was wondering where they'd all got to. They're a bit slow on the uptake.
  13. Shock! DfE tells the truth!!

    See government pension thread.
  14. School Facebook Sites

    When people tell me they have hundreds of "friends" I ask them how many would come out and get them if they were broken down at the side of the road in the early hours of a foul morning. It usually makes them think. I have a page on FB, but good luck to them if they think they can monetise the info contained therein.
  15. Government Pension Tax

    What? Two know it and the rest are thick?