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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Mental? Don't talk to us about "mental!"...W2 makes me realise how it feels to be Marvin
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    "Explosives Seizure" in Ballandard Road - Manx Indepedent

    The principle of reasonable force is not a limitation. It is used to test circumstances. The idea is to hold back that "Nutters" with a weapon just spoiling for a fight or having a grudge so that they use too much/or disproportionate force. I can skewer you from seven feet away with the length of my arm and a rapier. If I happen to find you as an intruder am I justified in ramming my blade into you just for being there? Depends on the circumstances and do they justify the force? Many years ago I had a burglar in my sights on the end of a loaded shotgun as he tried to climb through the kitchen window. Shooting him would not have been reasonable force and not justified. That is how it works. If I bash your head with my armour piercing mace and you drop dead is that a justifiable use of force? Even the police have to be careful like hitting someone on the shoulders or legs rather than bashing the head. Same applies to gas sprays and tasers. If the police use force or especially shoot someone there is a frightful amount of paperwork. Not like "Fancy Smith" in "Z-Cars" any more! What it really means is "caution" in case you end up on a manslaughter or murder charge like Tony Martin when he shot the Pikeys. Took years to unravel that issue.
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    Man waves knob at traffic

    Nearly all true. I used to be a stage hand there during the 1974 run of "Let's Get Laid" starring Fiona Richmond and of all people John "I'm Free" Inman....I think I saw you there third row from the front in a brown mac and newspaper over the knees? Didn't they throw you out for using opera glasses? The old place closed a short while back due to breaking the "No touching" rule. I have yet to finish the book!
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    BREXIT reminds me of that scene in the U-Boat movie "Das Boot" when one of the sailors tells everyone that ten or more or whatever U-Boats are being sunk every week and says "Exciting isn't it!"
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    The UK farmers seem to disagree...See the link above..."The Voice of the UK Dairy Industry"...Likewise today on Radio 4 we see that onions could be a problem and the Dutch growers are getting agitated.. Apparently loads of our onions come from the EU/Holland...Now during World War Two I think onions were in short supply as even then they were imported.."HP Sauce" also comes from Holland buy the way...
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    "Explosives Seizure" in Ballandard Road - Manx Indepedent

    In the past few years at least one old dear and widow has gone to prison for keeping the war souvenir her deceased old man brought back.. We are not allowed handguns in the UK anymore. In fact you cannot even buy a new replica or stage pistol without jumping through hoops although you can keep a replica if you already have one. I recall a widow lady being burgled. A safe was broken open and a wartime pistol taken. It was recovered but she was charged. She knew her husband had owned it and could have handed it in upon his death. She did not. I think she was charged and went to prison. Down on my manor the "Am-Drams" have to shout "bang" as they can no longer use blank firing pistols and replicas in plays without employing an armourer. The standard tariff down my way seems to be five years and in Scotland for some reason they have a more aggressive sentencing policy even on air guns.
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    "Explosives Seizure" in Ballandard Road - Manx Indepedent

    Reasonable force is not a limitation. It is a measure for assessment ie In the circumstances. I am not even sure if that phrase is even used now. However, we have in recent times seen a man kill a burglar using the screwdriver the burglar was carrying and threatening him with. The man was 78. He was arrested. The circumstances and force were assessed and there were no charges. This is how it is used. I on the other hand have several sabres, short swords, a rapier and steel mace weapons. I would have to be careful that my use of them was justified if attacked or there was an intruder...I am not a lawyer this is what I was told when owning guns and other weapons.
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    Man waves knob at traffic

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=willy+warmers&qpvt=willy+warmers&FORM=IGRE
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    12 Rules For Life - Dr Jordan Peterson

    Yes!
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    "Explosives Seizure" in Ballandard Road - Manx Indepedent

    I think I am right in saying that if you had a weapon it would be an offensive weapon. I was instructed many years ago that in law there is no thing such as a defensive weapon. I suppose it is true. People in possession of a weapon often say it is for "self defence" but there is no such thing as a defensive weapon. You may use a weapon in self defence and then that is analysed to see if you used appropriate force/circumstances etc. I do not think it has changed. over the years??? You can get these martial arts thingies called kubotans sometimes also big pens which people carry. Debatable if they are lawful. Down on my neighbouring manor you can buy them from Barrington's Swords. You can buy some amazing weapons from Barrington's!! https://www.barringtons-swords.com/clearance/original-style-kubotan-bstg1-6016.html
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    "Explosives Seizure" in Ballandard Road - Manx Indepedent

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=heineken+refreshes+those+parts&&view=detail&mid=62B8E28A9ED0F9F9BA3F62B8E28A9ED0F9F9BA3F&&FORM=VRDGAR Maybe he was on Heineken..."Reaches those parts other beers do not reach?"
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    http://www.dairyuk.org/digest/item/dairy-uk-warns-mps-against-wto-tariffs This is a link to the voice of the UK dairy industry as regards WTO tariffs. I was rather under the impression that if something is taxed and the consumer wants it then the consumer ends up paying their share of the tax???...Or else it does not come in to the country at all??? Here is the link to the Irish dairy industry stockpiling cheese in the UK in the belief there will be a no deal BREXIT https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/oct/11/irish-cheese-maker-kerrygold-stockpiling-cheddar-no-deal-brexit
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    Manx Radio

    Has there been a cull?
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    Manx Radio

    Stu...Where is Roger?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I note that the Irish dairy exporting entity is stock piling cheese in UK as they think there will be a hard BREXIT and a 43% WTO tariff charge on cheese apparently. They make Pilgrim's Choice amongst others.
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