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  1. 😊 Wordle 377 3/6 ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨 🟨⬜⬜🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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  2. Hello! Sorry to jump in as a very rare poster but (as you might guess) occasional lurker. For background, I am a relatively early deposit holder notified that I am approximately number 60. (I think that's reasonably early?) I just a very nice chat with the Customer Relations people. The information given was that "first wave" orders (which includes me) which were originally June delivery are now September. I specifically enquired about delays for automatic gearboxes and the response was that for that first wave of deliveries, the delay (of another couple of months) applies to both manual and automatic transmissions. There's no specific information given to the comms people about auto delays. (I've had five Evoras: short-ratio manual, long-ratio manual, IPS, S IPS, and 400 Auto . . . and the gearbox chatter [plus heavy clutch, terrible change, dodgy ratios] on the gearbox drives me so bonkers that it has to be auto for me . . . unless they can guarantee that they've fixed it all! I've got an early LE manual which I can always keep.) So there you go! Delays for all early adopter until September. If it makes anyone feel better, I have a 992 Targa 4 arriving this month (just built, on its way) that was delayed by about a year from original scheduled date . . . . . so hey Porsche can be even worse with delays! Have fun everyone, David PS Alex at customer relations on the phone was super friendly, helpful, and honest. Thanks Alex if you read these things.
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  3. Wordle 377 3/6 🟨⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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  5. The Hethel Yellow car (the same one as at Goodwood, I believe - LHD V6 manual) at the Royal Norfolk Show today to support the launch of the new Norwich City 2022/23 kit - main kit sponsorship has been renewed for another year....
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  6. Wordle 376 3/6 ⬛🟨⬛⬛⬛ 🟨🟨🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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  7. Wordle 377 3/6 🟨⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. ⬛⬛🟨🟨⬛ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=d2F0Y2g
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  8. Hi All, It’s 6.30 am Monday 27th June 2022 and I am at work the day after the best few days of my life, I really should be looking at the 400+ e-mails I have just come back to but I just want to briefly write down how I am feeling after this years Goodwood Festival of Speed whilst it is still fresh in my mind, there have been so many amazing memories made over the last 4 days that it is hard to know where to start but here we go, have to say that I have mixed feelings at the moment, even getting a bit emotional as I’m still buzzing from what just happened but am really sad that it is now over, it is going to be a huge come down, I’m such grateful that I have the best day job also to help me get back into the daily groove. So I went to the very first FOS in 1993, 29 years ago, where it was more like a garden party compared to now and I have been to nearly every one since when I can but this year was very different, after a few months of planning and negotiations we got invited to actually drive up the hill twice a day for 3 days in front of 10’000’s of people and the best part of it all is the car we would be doing it in. I am a big Nascar fan, started watching that in the early 1990’s, for me it is the best motorsport on the planet and can be misunderstood in this country but there is no purer form of racing in my view, the skill involved in oval racing is incredible, it is like chess at 200mph as the various strategies play out and the skill to race in a pack on 40+ cars at 200mph cm’s apart is incredible. My Nascar hero was and still is Jeff Gordon, a real legend of the sport, he famously raced No 24 for 22 years, winning the championship 4 times and 93 races from 805 start, it is the reason why I race no24 myself. So to cut to the chase, I was actually going to drive a 2012 Jeff Gordon Nascar up the hill, it is around 900hp and I had only driven it for 10 minutes or so a week before in a quick shakedown at Millbrook Proving Ground, so no pressure then, but never one to turn down an opportunity I just had to go for it, I mean what could possible go wrong. Firstly, I have to thank the UK Nascar Community, these guys are awesome, I’d met a couple beforehand at Carfest last year but at Goodwood I met many more of the gang and what a really lovely bunch of guys, within 10 minutes I felt I had known them for years, so knowledgeable and passionate about the sport but more importantly to me just really fantastic people, without these guys it would be impossible for me to drive a Nascar over here but with their support I knew I was in safe hands, when I left Goodwood last night I really felt like I had made some amazing new friends for life, so thanks again guys, thank you so much for the weekend and helping give me a truly off the scale weekend. Goodwood FOS Thurs - Sun. So here we go then, let’s run through the weekend, it is all a bit of a blur really of early starts, late finishes, very little sleep, a lot of coffee and thank god for adrenaline. I agreed to run the 24 a couple of months before but once I pulled into the car park on the Thursday it all became a bit real, this was really happening, I agreed to meet the guys in the car park where we sorted out all the passes and tickets then headed into Goodwood where the 24 was sitting in the paddock looking stunning, I want to thank Shaun at Road to Race for his support also in getting the car to Goodwood and collecting it after the event, so Thursday was a day of checking the car over, a few systems checks, getting signed on and collecting our access all areas passes and we even got a really cool medal to which would gain us access to the Driver Club where we were fed and watered for 4 days and then we had a wander around waiting for the big day on Friday. Here we go, the first run! Did I sleep Thursday night? Very little if I am honest, I really don’t get nervous but this was like nothing I had done before, it would have been nerve racking enough in a normal car but in a 900hp Nascar Monster it is enough to give anyone nerves, especially as it is a big car and the 2nd part of the run up the hill is very narrow, to make things worse as I sat in the holding area 10 minutes before Dario Franchitti, 3 time Indy 500 winner, said ‘Be careful, I’ve crashed loads of these, they are a handful’ thanks Dario. From the collecting area you drive back down the track to the Start line, here you line up and wait to be called forward where you are told to wait, you watch this one man and once the car in front is far enough up the road ahead he waves you to go, I sat there waiting and all I could think was not to stall it which is really easy in a Nascar as the clutch is like a switch, on or off, but then I was told to go so I gave it loads of revs and we were off with a little wheel spin, the last thing you want at Goodwood is to be the person who gets it wrong so I drove it more like Miss Daisy than anything and although I had practised it a lot on my sim there is nothing like going up the iconic hill for yourself, the funny thing was though that although the hill was lined with 1000’s of people I never saw one of them as I was so focused on not getting it wrong that I may as well have been the only person there, it was all very surreal, so we poodled up, around the flint wall that everyone made me were of and I have never been so happy to see a finish line before but that was run one complete, I’d just done something that very few people had done before, driven a Nascar up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the sense of relief was amazing but I was absolutely buzzing. What is it like to drive a Nascar? It is basically like sitting in the middle of a volcano, it is a very brutal environment, incredible noise and power, you can feel the cars anger as you sit in it as it shakes and rumbles side to side, it seems to want to spin its wheels at every opportunity and it really wouldn’t take much for it to bite you but show it some respect and it is an exhilarating experience, it could be further away from my other cars I race which are generally lightweight but low power, but once you have tasted a thoroughbred top tier race car like this it is very addictive and as the runs ticked by I found myself just wanting to get back in asap for another go. We had 6 runs through the weekend but that was my run done for the Friday as I had been introduced to YouTuber PetrolPed, again a really nice guy, and we were going to split the runs, 4 for me, 2 for him, so that he could do a film for his Channel about the experience of running a Nascar up the hill, really can’t wait to see this. Next it was Saturday, this was going to be a full on day, as I had 2 runs then it was the Driver Ball at Goodwood House, the 2 runs went really well again, each time I was getting more confident with the 24 as I pushed it a little bit harder each time, that could be dangerous but I really wanted to get a feel what she could do. Our last run finished around 6.30pm and the ball started at 7pm, luckily the drivers had showers so it was chaos as everyone tried to get ready, have to say it is very surreal seeing loads of your heroes in the their undies getting dressed ready for a night out. The Goodwood Drivers Ball. Just when you think things can’t get any better Wendy and myself found ourselves at the Driver Ball, I was looking forward to this just a much as the driving to be honest. So we arrived at Goodwood house around 7pm, where all the Bentley’s and Supercars are pulling up with all the rich and famous, then walk in for a champagne reception in the Goodwood Gardens, again surreal surrounded by loads of your motorsport hero’s, now I feel that you really shouldn’t approach these drivers in this sort of environment, just didn’t seem the right thing to do but another of my real heroes is Mika Hakkinen, I used to follow him all round Europe attending Grand Prix to cheer him on so when I saw him I just had to go and say hello and get a picture with him, he was as lovely as he seems to happily stood there to have picture taken, what a great start to the evening. After the reception we are asked to take our table, we were sitting with 6 others, mainly from a Biking motorsport side of things but had some great chats, food was served which was incredible, basically smoked Salmon to start with, Beef for main and what was probably the best chocolate desert I had ever had to finish things off, all washed down with as much red and white wine as we wanted, as I was driving the next morning early I actually drunk more water than anything, what a shame. Next we were asked to go outside for the entertainment to start and what a show that was, fireworks like I’d never seen before, amazing singers, pyrotechnics, drone planes firing rockets, a jet man landing on the stage followed by more singing and fireworks, all you could do was watch in awe at the spectacle, I’d certainly never seen anything like this before and what blew my mind was that all this was for just around 1500 of us, Lord March really knows how to throw a party. After this was finished we were then asked to go back inside to the concert area for the live band, this is kept very secret and there have been many big bands over the years apparently, I knew that Lord March loves his rock music, as do I, so was looking forward to this, who could it be? Well it certainly didn’t disappoint as it turned out to be one of my favourite bands who I have been to see many times before over the years, The Darkness, and what a show they put on, pure rock’n’roll, Justin the lead singer was really on it, again it was like I had been imported into some alternative motorsport universe as I’m down the front row enjoying The Darkness then I turn round and Mr LeMans, 9 times winner Tom Kristensen is jumping up and down behind me standing next to Lord March who was really loving it, I look a couple of people over and there is Jenson Button rocking out along with his Radford partner Ant Anstead, in the end everywhere you looked there were famous drivers and boy do they know how to enjoy themselves, I guess if you are willing to risk your life racing cars at crazy speeds then you really are going to enjoy life at every opportunity. The Darkness finished around midnight then a DJ set started to finish things off, it was such an amazing night but I was keen to get to bed as I was going back up the hill in the 24 around 9am, so 3 hours sleep later I was back in the paddock and getting ready for my final run, who knew having so much fun would be this exhausting, although I am sure I won’t get any sympathy. The Final Run! Here we go then, my 4th and final run up the hill in Jeff Gordon’s 2012 Nascar, so I lined up behind world rally champion Stig Blomqvist, unbelievable I know, the Stig fired off up the hill and I was ushered forward, when I got to the line for the first time I looked up and as I did that I saw hundreds of people hold their phones up to film me pulling away, really wish I hadn’t done that as straight away the nerves set in, all I could think was don’t stall it now, I was given the go signal and I gave it loads of revs and we were off, I was determined to make this run my fastest attempt but at the 2nd corner I tried a bit too hard, touched the grass and got a little loose, at that point I decided to not be a hero and just get to the finish line which I did and that was that, I had completed my 4 runs up the hill with the car still in one piece, result. Next PetrolPed had one more run at the end of the day which he did successfully and that was that, the 4 best days of my life complete, huge smiles all round. I’ve been racing for 5 years now and this was the first time I actually felt like a Race Car Driver, to be in the inner circle at Goodwood is like nothing else I have experienced and being in the drivers club, this is basically where all the drivers hang out away from the crowds, when in your race overall then all the drivers are happy to talk to you, I’ve just jotted down some of the people I spoke to below, talk about a Who’s Who of motorsport. Jacky Ickx Stig Blomqvist Dario Franchitti Nigel Mansell Mika Hakkinen Damon Hill John Watson Karl Wendlinger Tom Kristensen Jenson Button Travis Pastrana Jackie Stewart I even got asked twice for my autograph, I explained that I was no one but as I had driven Jeff Gordon’s car they still wanted me to sign pictures of Jeff, hilarious really but great fun. So to coin a phrase, ‘if Carling did dream weekends’ then I have just lived mine, I really couldn’t have had more fun if I tried, I’m hopeful I’ll get invited back one day to do it all again but if not I’ll be fine with that as I now have the memories of a truly incredible weekend. Finally I’d like to thank everyone at Goodwood for the invite and the hospitality, it really is an incredible event like nothing else in the world and to be a very small part of it has been such an honour and privilege so thanks again Goodwood and the UK Nascar Community for making this Petrolheads dreams come true, a weekend I will cherish forever and will never forget. Regards, Paul. Please find some random pictures below - Damon Hill Nigel Mansell and some stalker! Wendy as a passenger with PetrolPed. Thanks for the Memories
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  9. Change the thermostat - cheap safety. And agree with the overide - just the anxiety of a potential traffic overheat make a drive less fun. It will one less thing to worry about and is worth the effort to wire in. Most fan companies also make temperature couplings that can be set to a turn on temp of your choosing. I can verify the old fuel issue, been there done that - never store with more than 3-4 gallons, and burn through that fuel within 6 months at most and replace. Car will run like @%%%#! with fuel older than 6 mos and EFI will try to adapt but the fuel likely loses octane rating and ethanol does not help either. Removing the tank's balance tube is not fun - fuel rushes out of it fast, so best to have at least a 3 gallon container ready for collection under the car and remove VERY slowly to control flow. Having more in your tanks will just mean more bad fuel to dispose of later - yet another problem. Fuel stabilizers can extend the storage and fuel quality decay, but they go a year at most and only if you put it in right after fueling.
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  10. I'm looking forward to the bleed nipple debacle.
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  11. In my honest opinion and I hope you are not offended by constructive criticism - If you can get the dash leather split sorted and the popped airbags sorted and the door locks sorted and the missing floor mats sorted then it may well sell for the asking price. If you are wanting to move it on without doing the work then you will need to drop the price. 800+ views is a lot of interest but then they see the work that needs doing and the ammount that will need spending on it and they don't want to buy into that.
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  12. From monitoring the classifieds over the last few years I don’t think Evora’s are an easy sell unless priced for a quick sale. Market for Lotus is small, Evora’s even less so. I think it is one of those cars you need to be prepared to advertise for a while.
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  13. I think it is something that occurs after 'sleepism'
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  14. Evija configurator... https://bit.ly/3a1GKQD https://www.lotuscars.com/sv-SE/evija/#configure
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  15. Finally got delivery of my 420FE last week. Absolutely thrilled with it and managed 550kms before testing positive for COVID and now I'm not allowed out in it for a week; damned pestilence! Full carpet, cruise control, everything carbon except the intakes. Fitted the noise button without dramas (thanks Luan) and works perfectly.
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  16. Not sure if this is of help, but I've found some error codes for the aircon.
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  17. The master cylinder will, in future, be known as the bourgeois cylinder (BC) and the slave cylinder will be referred to as the suppressed proletariat cylinder (SPC) By order of Nikolei Sturgeonov !
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  18. The primary injectors are Peak and Hold injectors ie a larger current is used for opening and after reaching the opening current the ECU (which measures the injectorpai current) throttles the current back. As the injectors are paired (1&4 and 2&3) the current through an injector pair is evenly distibuted between the 2 injectors if they are of equal resistance. If not then one injector gets more current then the other causing different opening times or not (fully) opening of an injector.
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  19. I would suggest they stop employing slaves in the first place.
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  21. It does not happen in my esprit (mechanical ODO) It is more like a suggestion. The picture above and the posting that when it works it displays the right numbers and my experience with similar failures on LCD displays make a strong case with failing contacts. The LCD displays in general are connected to the PCB by solder contacts or by means of rubber conductive strips which are clamped between the display and the PCB. Fixing the bad solderjoints is not so difficult. If the display uses the "strips" one has to remove in general a (brittle) plastic holder and then the contact points on the pcb can be cleaned with IPA. Another problem that can occur is that the plastic holder for the display is a little bit out of shape and does not apply evenly distibuted pressure / force along the row(s) of contacts. In both cases you have to open the speedo
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  22. re Grahams car - it needs door lock and dash repair - whenever i am buying a used car, i assume each item costs £500 - so thats £1k extra that Its a private sale so no warranty - that's got to be worth £2k for peace of mind in the next 12 months so as a buyer i would now be looking and thinking almost £36k - what does that get me at a dealer? The market has definitely slowed for 'toys' I have my defender up for sale on autotrader - have had about 6 email enquiries in 3 wks but no viewings yet (although a couple of emails just offering me £3k less). Not desperate to sell yet as it will be funding towards the Emira 🤣
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  23. I don't think the market is quite where it was at 6 months ago. Price is perhaps what might have fetched interest then, but less so now (especially with popped airbag and not having all three packs, and whatever the dashboard split is)
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  24. Now now, let's give him some credit. Obviously old age and years of petrol fumes have greatly reduced his mental capacity. A nice padded room should keep him safe. Maybe at a discount if shared with some 'first class' citizen.
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  25. Think I may do the same. Have the car booked in for a full service and want to get cam timing checked at the same time.
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  26. I would recommend you to place the car in level, but so that you can take a look on the gearbox from below. Remove the floor and remove the "check oil level plug" on the left side of the gearbox, in the rear end - if I remember it correctly. You might be able to stick a finger in, or take a picture with your cell phone on the oil level. It is a relatively quick operation and probably the best starting point. If the level is OK and the oil type is correct, in worst case the too low level you had for a while might have caused some damage that has generated debris that in turn have damaged the sync rings over time. I think the drain oil plug is magnetic, so next step would be to drain the oil and check the plug. If everything is fine, you could always refill the same oil again. I had a similar issue once on an Alfa 147, but that was only when going sideways with the gearstick and that was one of the cables that almost had seized due to corrosion from spilled brake fluid. Later a bearing failed from metal chips caused by gear changing issues with the bad cable.
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  27. Good point. I’ll add some photos of the split etc. I just want to be honest with folks.
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  28. I think Lewis Hamilton might even pay for his travel.
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  29. If the referendum was opened up to the whole of the UK and not just Scotland, I reckon Nicola would get her wish.
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  30. Plan B is exactly what I ended up doing. Got my Emira deposit back, sold the Exige 430 and bought my first McLaren. 570s Spider. Love it. The paddle shift in the McLaren is just perfection and once you learn how to drive a turbo (drop it two gears then punch the accelerator) you’re in for a lot of fun.
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  31. I was using alcohol for the wrong reasons - pain control and zoning out of reality. My body doesn't tolerate Opioids well. So good olde alcohol was there. I only drank at home. I was smart enough not to drive while I did partake. Never really was a drinker in the first place, but the back surgeries (3 of them) started it. The wife made it easy to stop. She said stop and that's all she wrote. Full stop for me. I miss it a little, but I do better without it.
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  32. @RobinB5 moderation is the key. If you think there’s an issue with that - no matter how small - then a full stop cease is definitely a better option. It’s not like you are really missing anything anyway. sadly some folks will never accept the responsibility that comes with life.
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  33. I would have thought a 912 HC engine makes it worth that price.
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  34. 18 months off the sauce today. And consequently 2.5 stone off the scales. Who would have Adam and Eve'd it.
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  35. I've purchased my 8th Excel and have sold 4, so do the maths and you'll guess why I don't intend to purchase.
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  36. Got Aim Directors name will give him a try.
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  37. The problem with your comment @Mysterae (there, I've bloody done it now and that's Toyah off in my head again for the next 4 hours!) is what you are missing is that essentially, a large voice of pro-independence supporters have effectively been shouting at the rUk "we are better than you, we hate you, and we're going to leave you, on our terms, whether you like it or not, so just let us get on with it and we'll send you the bill and you better not complain about it when we do" for years. It seems to me, though I am no expert so everything I say should be taken with a pinch of salt, that the SNP have spent the last 12-14 years driving a policy to create an abusive relationship. To sow the seeds of disharmony. Disunity. Discontent with the status quo. How else are they to create the case for change? To inspire, mobilise and galvanise their supporters? They have not made a positive case for change or Independence - how could they, they can't tell us anything material about it (currency, border, trade, settlement etc) as they just don't know what it means. They have a wish list that they call a business case. It's just a wish list and like all wishes they can evaporate without ever materialising into anything meaningful. Yet people believe..... And they have largely gone unchecked. During that 12-14 years it feels like our Education system has collapsed. Drug abuse and deaths have risen. Teenage pregnancies are everywhere. Attainment gaps are widening. Poverty gaps are becoming chasms. Children in poverty are increasing and front line local authority services are being cut increasing whilst budgets and control are being pulled back to the centre, to the devolved Government, who then blame everyone else and Westminster for the decline - we're at the top, or very near it, of just about every one of those league tables in Europe. That's not a great place to be and why the hell would the EU want to let in such a sick child? Police Scotland, the merging of our regional forces into one has been a fiasco as far as I can see - again I'm not an expert though. The NHS appears to be less well funded in Scotland than it is in the rUK - that's a devolved responsibility yet somehow it is blamed, like everything else on Westminster. The SNP has created a culture where they are literally above the law. They refuse to respond to freedom of information requests. Will not publish legal advice. Withhold from holding Public Enquiries that may show up their failings. Ferry's anyone? It seems it's no ones fault. Prestwick airport? The list of their cock-ups is endless and yet somehow they have the arrogance to say they are beyond reproach. The problem with an abusive relationship, which is basically what the SNP seem to have set out to create with the rUK, or top be specific, Westminster, (none of it is my fault, it's all your fault you bar steward - just like a marriage eh?) is that sometimes, eventually, the abused party snaps. What you are hearing from @Kimbers and many others is that "snapping". To use the divorce analogy, they're basically going upstairs, filling the suitcase, throwing it out of the window and telling the antagonist to "get lost" as they have had enough. They've been pushed to the edge and beyond. Are you really surprised that some people in the rUK are totally sick and tired of the whining, the whinging, the blaming, the bleating. People will take only so much. I fear the relationship between Scotland and the rUK is now irreparably damaged for a generation, if not longer. But if that is the price of Independence then the SNP will pay it. Just like Putin will weather the price of sanctions to achieve his aims. I totally agree with you though. The last thing the world needs right now is more division. But to be honest, there is only one Party here that is being nasty and stoking that division and it couldn't even get a majority, again, to support its claims that the people of Scotland had given them a mandate. What absolute twaddle the SNP and Sturgeon peddle. The main problem up here is that we do not have any OPPOSITION PARTY that could organise a piss up in a brewery, or a distillery for that matter. It would struggle to run for a bus, yet alone run a campaign against Independence. For context. Half my family (mothers side) is Scottish. I had two sons born here (and my daughter was born in England). I've lived here and contributed to the community, to the taxation system, etc for 26 years. Every day I have to ask myself the question - "Is today the day I put the house on the market?" as I have no desire, No intention, No will, to live in an independent Scotland. Look at the last divorce - Brexit - Independence is going to make Brexit look like a nice and simple "quickie" divorce. The Independence divorce is going to be closer to civil war than anything we have seen in the UK for over 300 years. Shetland has declared its hand. If Scotland votes for Independence they want the right to stay with the rUK. Why should they be ripped away from a union against their will they say. Hmmm, how mis Surgeon going to manipulate that as if Shetland goes then a significant portion of the natural resources (not just Oil and Gas, but fishing and offshore renewables) goes with it. Oh by jeeps, what an event that is going to be......... ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE, who does not see how this will go is blind, stupid, and ignorant. The SNP have clearly set their stall out that they want everything. The UK Government has been clear (not that the SNP have listened to anything) that Scotland will get exactly what it is entitled to. No more. No less. And that will include its full share of the National Debt and there will be no alimony cheque each month to keep the lights on. I make no bones for saying that this is the biggest threat to everyone in the UK that we face today in terms of the impact on lives, incomes, wealth and health. I do hope that if the SNP wins, it makes the chaos and destruction worth the pain. Apologies for the doom and gloom. I love living in Scotland. I am very happy to contribute to society and Scotland PLC here. I just cannot see anything but 10 years+ of strife, grief, arguments and disharmony if that vote goes for. I very much hope I am proved wrong and all I prophesise just shows me as a crazy old fool who knew nothing and wasn't worth listening too.
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  38. Not at all upset @Kimbers, just tired of it too. The only way I'd support another referendum is that if Sturgeon promised to resign if the vote was a no. That would increase the voter count for sure!
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  39. @Kimbers, if the invasion of the Ukraine by the Russians has taught us anything it is to not judge or treat a country or nation by it's political leaders. Hard not to I admit. If you are getting fed up with it think of the folk who live in Scotland, hearing about it constantly and somewhat concerned that it may actually happen. To ensure it doesn't happen the people of Scotland should be reassured by it's neighbours of the reasons to stay united, not treated with apathy and told to just f**k off already. Sturgeon is comparable to Putin; blinkered and selfish. Fuelling her agenda on history and bigotry. I've said it before, the last thing the world needs right now is more division.
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  40. While not using as cheap a fix as those above, this was on my S4 when I bought it. You've got to love what is printed on the cardboard. 'Products for Automotive Progress' Oh. Ok.
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  41. Hazel Chapman Memorial Garden Party - Classic Team Lotus
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  42. Whilst conveniently missing the point that Scotland "did not give the SNP, or her, a mandate for independence" at the last Scottish election. She, and her supporters seem to think that a minority government that has to "buy" support from the Green's means that she was given a majority by the voters. Sturgeon struggles to spell democracy, as independence is a longer word I am surprised sometimes she can spell that. We keep on being told up here that she has a mandate. Well, surely a real mandate would have come from the MAJORITY in Scotland putting the SNP in power would it not?
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  43. She’s still banging on about “Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit” as being a reason for another referendum. When will she get over her one dimensional thought process and realise that the EU does not want an independent Scotland as a member and that, even if they did, it won’t then be an independent Scotland. Hopefully, as part of the information she will be presenting to the Scottish public prior to any referendum, she will also present a fully costed “business plan” style budget for the following 5 years so that she can prove how sustainable an independent Scotland will be, which will include a formula as to how the initial appropriate part of the U.K. debt will be allocated to Scotland. I’m sure she will have already thought this through very thoroughly indeed 🤔🙄😉😂
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  44. So this is definitely a random Essex image, taken this afternoon. I am returning from a trip to Zolder where I reacquainted the Essex Elite with the circuit it visited as the Essex Team Lotus car for the Belgian Grand Prix in 1980, two weeks after the car was built. I'm staying on the coast at Blankenberge for a couple of nights, locking the car before heading into the hotel, this Belgian guy walks by with his wife and asks if he can take a picture of the car as he is a Lotus fan (his Emira is due to arrive next year). Just look at the t-shirt he happened to be wearing.....
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  45. https://uk.scalextric.com/products/lotus-esprit-s2-world-championship-commemorative-model-c4253
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  46. ..Devon county councillor and friend of Neil Parish, Colin Slade, has said he can see how searching for tractors on the internet could lead to a porn site. It comes after the disgraced MP made claims about how he came to be watching adult content in the House of Commons... I tried did not find any..... except..... after a bit of cropping....
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