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by old git
Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Conservatives 'Green Agenda'
Replies: 49
Views: 4749

Re: Conservatives 'Green Agenda'

Not as much to worry about if you have taken precautions to insulate yourself from the inevitable swings and roundabouts of a free market economy. Early on I was determined never to be a wage slave; subject to the vagaries of employment. I made it my mission to be as financially independent as I cou...
by old git
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: No mention of "Islam"
Replies: 0
Views: 49

No mention of "Islam"

It would seem that the British News media have been deliberately avoiding upsetting Muslims by not mentioning "Islam" in any of their descriptions of the terrorists who inflicted carnage on Parisians in 2015. Not once have they referred to 'Islamic State' or 'Muslim extremists' in their re...
by old git
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Scotland must be punished
Replies: 957
Views: 190490

Re: Scotland must be punished

Of course, a successful independence vote and the Barnett Formula are mutually exclusive. (Blackford leaving the commons is a bonus) I think Blackford & C0. are living in cloud Cuckoo land if they think they will be able to use the Pound (£) and being entirely unrealistic to imagine that Scotla...
by old git
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Scotland must be punished
Replies: 957
Views: 190490

Re: Scotland must be punished

That Woman is unbelievably disingenuous. She knows full well that asking the Supreme Court to rule on the legality of her plan to hold a referendum on Scottish Independence is a cynical political manoeuvre. The Supreme Court will inevitably confirm - what she already knows - that the law is clear; t...
by old git
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: I didn't know that!
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: I didn't know that!

williamtravis wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:08 pm IMO this is a very emotive subject however the bottom line is that if you are a man then you should
STFU . Just my 2 Bob
What are you afraid of?
by old git
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: I didn't know that!
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: I didn't know that!

It's not as though the problems of back street abortionists are not well known. The Constitutional right in America was arrived at only after these diabolical butchers had wreaked havoc amongst women for generations of "believers".

One might say "God help them"... but...
by old git
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Price of petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Price of petrol

I'm sure there are some new hybrid cars that are so awful they will have trouble finding owners but my wife is one of only a relatively small number of people who have been able to buy a new top spec Lexus NX300 hybrid as they are in such short supply. Horses for courses I suppose but I have to admi...
by old git
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Price of petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Price of petrol

Boundah wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:57 am My biggest bugbear is fuel duty. That gets applied to the basic cost of the fuel then VAT is applied to the sum total which means we are being taxed on a tax!
I hadn't thought about it like that !!

Bloody rip off!! :evil:
by old git
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Price of petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Price of petrol

AT £1.20 it's practically doubled since I last filled up. It's an old 4x4 that I don't use much. At this rate it will get sold...or scrapped! WE also have an oil fired boiler. Several years ago I looked onto having a ground sourced heat pump as we have a paddock next to the house. The installation w...
by old git
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Price of petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Price of petrol

Rudolf Hart wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:03 am Tesco Diesel is £199.9 now.
Something unsustainable is going on.
I have my own conspiracy theory that behind the scenes the Government is encouraging petrol and Diesel prices to rise so people will be forced to buy electric cars. 8)

...but electric cars now cost more to run? :?
by old git
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: I didn't know that!
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: I didn't know that!

Another thing that I didn't know is something that has really got under my skin of late. I didn't realise the a mere 6 people can decide the personal decisions of millions and millions of people in America. I am of course referring to the Supreme Court of the so called 'United States' of America who...
by old git
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: I didn't know that!
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: I didn't know that!

I did not know that. 303 bullets had lead on the outside. All the ones that I fired were jacketed. That is something I cannot explain. The rounds used in the Lee Enfield were indeed jacketed and had been from 1895 to 1957. Perhaps the slugs that I recovered from the sand of the firing range at the ...
by old git
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Theft beyond belief
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Theft beyond belief

In an act of vandalism on a totally different scale, the massive Victorian buildings that formed Inkerman Barracks was demolished to make way for ticky tacky housing. I grew up within earshot of the Parade Ground. With two of my Uncles being RSMs in the R.M.P. it was heartbreaking to see such an imp...
by old git
Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: I didn't know that!
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: I didn't know that!

Francis Bacon wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:22 pm If you're into interesting stuff, with a slightly nerdy twist, then this guy is your man. Set aside several hours...

https://www.youtube.com/c/TomScottGo/videos
Thank you for that. I can happily fill my boots with that sort of thing. :lol: