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  1. I just hope Biden looks after the American people and businesses. Biden's odds of dying in Office are terrible, not worth the bet. When your 2 candidates are 72 and 77 you have to wonder just how they manage to appeal to the people of America at all?  

  2. 14 hours ago, 100th_Idiot said:

    I don't get it. All they had to do was say that they want to care for her at home and stop paying.

    If that was not the case then the care home is legally responsible for her and  the other residents well being especially if the intent was to take her out for a day and return her putting everyone at increased risk.

    Not enough context to make any statement on the right or wrong of it.

    Look, I have seen criticism of the Police and care home here. The responsibility for this whole situation was the Daughter of the lady in the care home. Being callus and ignoring the relationships issues here (which you have to do) Police were called to the reports of an assault at the home after she got violent because the care home had refused hand to hand contact with her mother. As the Police were on the way this then became a kidnapping. The care home had legal responsibility for the lady in care, not the family. By Law the Police had absolutely no choice but to take her away and return her to the home.

    1. The family had signed over legal responsibility due to varied health issues they couldn't cope with at the time. late onset Dementia included
    2. They could apply to the Council to care for her at home and resume legal responsiility but they didn't
    3. Though the Daughter had Assaulted someone and illegally removed her mother from her legal carers she was de-arrested shortly after
    4. I understand their issue is with not being allowed contact with their mother during lockdown1 or 2, whereas other care homes have built outside rooms etc. Well, they could maybe pay for her to be moved to a better care home? Or re-apply to take control of her care 24/7 at home.??

    Once again this was handled very well and with extreme care by the Police and people have only commented due to sensationalism journalism. "Woman arrested for taking mum, 97, from care home" doesn't really explain the correct situation. Maybe "Woman Assaults Care staff and removes 97 year old from legal carers" would have been a more realistic headline.

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  3. With all the uncertaincy over lockdown and the fact both my Garage and my Mother in Laws are full of stuff, I have taken the decision to Store my car in a temp controlled lockup and SORN it till Spring. It's not too bad cost wise but I just won't use it during lockdown and then the weather may be shitty. Sad really as she is running sweet as!!

  4. 14 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

    Well it passed. Mrs May wasn’t happy though - can’t say I blame her.

    so here we have it - the government has utterly misrepresented data and are now screwing up our freedoms. Must be just how the Iraqis felt after phoney Tony.

    I'm sorry, all I did was post up about the weapons of mass distruction!

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  5. I don't support Trump @Loquacious Lew He's far to far to the right for me. However I could tell last time he came back from a long way behind to win so had a bet ages ago when he was 15 points behind. Got bloody good odds. 

    I agree with this guy (he's a satirist but tells people how it is)



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  6. @Barrykearley I am with you. My boss told me weeks ago, that if we have another lockdown, half our franchises won't survive, especially the Airport based rental companies. Half our franchises means half our staff. Its a real worry.

    How on earth you can be worried about the spread yet leave young people to mix at school and colleges and then go back to their homes to spread it even further is madness! Either lock down or don't! 

    I drove past Hethersett High School last week during leaving time and I didn't see a single mask and there was definately no social distancing!


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  7. I wouldn't invest in any car company or anyone involved with cars right now. technology is moving so quickly and there is about to be a whole explosion of fucked off people learning that their Electric battery packs have only lasted 3-5 years instead of the 10-12 they were told and they want £8000 to replace them on a car worth £3000.

    Many of the first "true" production Electric cars like the leaf are now hitting older age and Electric is about to get to be a very difficult thing. Manufacturers that have put all their eggs into that basket are about to have a nasty shock. There are rumours coming out of a couple of companies that they are changing their focus towards Hydrogen cells as more and more things come out about the longer term electric vehicles. None of them good.

    We get regular reports and this is a very common thing we are hearing. After 5 years down to 80km range and $15000 to get new ones.....if you can get them.

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  8. Aviva is announcing newer and better profits regularly, especially as everyone had to have their insurance on vehicles/Houses etc but no one was using them so less accidents. People were also in their houses all the time so less burglaries, less house fires because people were there to put them out etc etc.

    Yet! They are almost half of their previous cost. Purely because of the COVID effect! Well worth a look!



  9. On 23/10/2020 at 21:34, Choppa said:


    DRILL PRESS : A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

    WIRE WHEEL : Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh*t'

    DROP SAW : A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

    PLIERS : Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

    BELT SANDER : An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

    HACKSAW : One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

    VISE-GRIPS : Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

    OXYACETYLENE TORCH : Used almost entirely for lighting on fire various flammable objects in your shop. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race..

    TABLE SAW : A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

    HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK : Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

    BAND SAW : A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

    TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST : A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

    PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER : Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

    STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER : A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

    PRY BAR : A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

    HOSE CUTTER : A tool used to make hoses too short.

    HAMMER : Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

    UTILITY KNIFE : Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

    ADJUSTABLE WRENCH: aka "Another hammer", aka "the Swedish Nut Lathe", aka "Crescent Wrench". Commonly used as a one size fits all wrench, usually results in rounding off nut heads before the use of pliers. Will randomly adjust size between bolts, resulting in busted buckles, curse words, and multiple threats to any inanimate objects within the immediate vicinity.

    Son of a bitch TOOL : Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a b*tch' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

    What are these "Tools" you speak of?

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  10. My G4S shares have a hostile takeover happening. They are currently at 207p and the Company trying to take them over is offering 130p + 30%. How on earth does that work? So if they are successful then they get the company at a hugely cheap price! And 207 doesn't really reflect the companies value as its low because of COVID!


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