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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 08:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By Darcydog
Please don’t think you guys are alone on this up...

Please don’t think you guys are alone on this up there north of Watford Gap! :D

Plenty of people in the South West think exactly as you guys do.

Not a political statement but you only have to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 08:00
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree - and if one single thing...

Totally agree - and if one single thing exemplifies the monumental stupidity of our vehicle taxation system it is this fact.

Sadly tho - we have governments that listen to 16 year old children...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 21:44
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks - they say it may be a while for his gut...

Thanks - they say it may be a while for his gut to recover - so he is on some natural yogurt stuff designed to re-establish a normal gut flora.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 21:26
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks Wullie Tapatalk keeps inviting...

Thanks Wullie

Tapatalk keeps inviting me....

Looks like I have been wrong to ignore it.

Thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 21:17
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Darcydog
God no! - but it looks like my sons Labrador...

God no! - but it looks like my sons Labrador suffered from it. He became very lethargic, vomiting, not eating and then passed a lot of horrible bl00dy mucus. He also seemed well and truly “out of...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 20:53
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks Phil - much appreciated So far there...

Thanks Phil - much appreciated

So far there have been three cases locally linked to this stuff.

I took it to be Cow Parsley - until it was pointed out to me that it wasn’t.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 14:15
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - that is how I used to do it - but I only...

Yes - that is how I used to do it - but I only use an iPhone now.

Any ideas?
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 12:54
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Darcydog
Don’t know TM - and now “not bovvered” :D - I am...

Don’t know TM - and now “not bovvered” :D - I am unable post pics as well.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Darcydog
Warning - Hemlock Water Dropwart -

This stuff is growing everywhere by streams in particular- it is the most poisonous plant in the U.K. and dogs can be poisoned just by walking through it.

Two dogs near us and my sons dog (Dorset)...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 07:00
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Blue sky! Not a cloud in sight. Sadly...

Blue sky! Not a cloud in sight.

Sadly tomorrow looks not to be so good. Thunderstorms predicted up the Western side of the country.

The list on the ZTT is long:

Alternator
A/C condenser...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2019, 09:05
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Sunshine and cloud here. And no rain!! ...

Sunshine and cloud here. And no rain!!

Will it last :D
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2019, 07:00
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Darcydog
Well we’ve got a month of it now!!:duh:

Well we’ve got a month of it now!!:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2019, 05:42
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Darcydog
It’s not ideal “changing horses mid race”...

It’s not ideal “changing horses mid race” certainly - but given the total waste of space that TM proved to be - it has to be done.

And at least there is a selection process within the party that...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2019, 18:54
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Darcydog
Can’t say I’m sorry. I think Gove is a total...

Can’t say I’m sorry. I think Gove is a total excreted substance and given the history between him and BJ - best for us all that he is not in the final two.

Best thing now is a competitive but...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2019, 08:57
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Darcydog
This was covered quite well I thought this...

This was covered quite well I thought this morning on R4.

I haven’t seen what other broadcasters are saying - but my goodness !!! - the Newspapers are having a field day of it!!

I fail to see...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2019, 08:42
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Darcydog
True - but as the plane came down in the Channel...

True - but as the plane came down in the Channel off the Dorset Coast it is the Dorset Police investigating and our local news has previously stated that the aircraft was based in the North of...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2019, 06:11
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - I don’t see the connection as yet- a 64...

Yes - I don’t see the connection as yet- a 64 year old man from the North of England.

I can only think it has something to do with the airworthiness of the plane or the qualifications of the pilot...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 19:15
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Darcydog
Stewart seemed like a fish out of water - not...

Stewart seemed like a fish out of water - not surprised he has fallen.

I’ve just rewatched a particular segment - the bit where the lady from Southampton was bemoaning her belief that her husband...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 18:38
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Darcydog
As well as the guy outlined above who hid his...

As well as the guy outlined above who hid his unsavoury comments and the BBC never bothered to properly check, it now turns out that a Labour Party staffer and previous election candidate again had...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 16:54
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree Wes. But at least they are cutting...

Totally agree Wes. But at least they are cutting back on the amount of actual plastic per item - as I said in the other thread - we used to get packages where the item was surrounded with...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 14:44
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
I’m certainly not a fan of more legislation - but...

I’m certainly not a fan of more legislation - but I have to say the one use supermarket plastic bag changed my view.

I knew I should be better organised - that was all I had to do - plan better.
...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 12:58
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Not at all Phil - tho it’s sad that my “secret of...

Not at all Phil - tho it’s sad that my “secret of the stones” is now out. Haven’t done that for a while. The stone surface plays Merry hell with my knees now.
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 10:55
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
I only cited Palm oil production as an example of...

I only cited Palm oil production as an example of how a need was produced by bad legislation and the opportunity cost of that decision has been dire.

And I am pleased that you have obviously seen...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 10:31
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
The “almost all” caveat is what bothers me. ...

The “almost all” caveat is what bothers me.

And whilst I don’t doubt that FSC, PEFC, CIFOR, IUFRO etc etc all try to do their very best and are to be congratulated, forestry has a history of...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 10:18
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Absolutely not Phil!! I had a fear that your...

Absolutely not Phil!! I had a fear that your sensible comment would engender another “war of words” - I was simply trying to portray myself sitting down to watch the resulting fireworks!!
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 09:37
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Deforestation has a major environmental impact...

Deforestation has a major environmental impact Nick. And as I understand it - recycling paper and cardboard requires “de-inking” which creates some noxious chemicals.

Also whilst recycling does...
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 09:23
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Were did I put my pop corn....:D:getmecoat:

Were did I put my pop corn....:D:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2019, 09:20
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Darcydog
That’s the trouble with plastic. It’s so useful...

That’s the trouble with plastic. It’s so useful - but once you have used it - what do you do with it.

Best use for old bubble wrap that I have found is as insulation. The greenhouse especially...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 20:40
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Darcydog
I’m a bit behind you John as I caught up with...

I’m a bit behind you John as I caught up with Killing Eve and so am about 12 min behind having recorded it.

Have to say Emily Maitlis seems to be making a right pigs ear of it. I want to hear the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 19:42
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed - I have also read that heat treatment...

Agreed - I have also read that heat treatment releases volatile gases that can be stored and used as a fuel.

Plus micronised plastic particles can be added to commercial fuel oil apparently and...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 19:36
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Now that last para is interesting - very rare...

Now that last para is interesting - very rare that the plastic “mountain” is seen as a resource as well as a problem
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 18:13
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
? And this is where legislation is required....

?

And this is where legislation is required. I was as guilty as anyone with the free throwaway plastic shopping bags.

Why didn’t I buy a permanent shopping bag as use that?

I think the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 17:57
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Excellent - thank you TM Useful to see the...

Excellent - thank you TM

Useful to see the comparisons set out so clearly - but the cynic in me is checking out the source and ascertain any bias!!

But the American EPA have said that paper...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 17:00
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Consumers can have a limited effect - look at how...

Consumers can have a limited effect - look at how consumers didn’t change their use of throw away plastic bags - even when it was clear that the bags were incredibly damaging.

It took legislation...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 16:53
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
I thought you were going to ignore me?

I thought you were going to ignore me?
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 16:52
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
But if we did as Gatekeeper has said they have...

But if we did as Gatekeeper has said they have done in Kenya and introduced a ban on single use plastic bags - why cannot we introduce a similar ban for plastic packaging at the point of sale?

My...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 16:40
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Ok - so a you think it acceptable to state you...

Ok - so a you think it acceptable to state you find it surprising that I watch a programme based upon your prejudice :duh:

And then when the resident(s) tweedle dum and tweedle dummer do their...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 15:02
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
If only you two would Not exactly men of...

If only you two would

Not exactly men of your word....
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 14:19
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
No - I am simply tired of people judging others...

No - I am simply tired of people judging others from what they see as “the moral high ground” that only they can occupy but which in reality is genuine ignorance.

I suspect you would be “surprised...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 10:20
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
There are new technologies out there and newer...

There are new technologies out there and newer and better technologies being developed. Old incinerator technology is not right for plastics - but the newer “containerised” incinerators captures the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 09:46
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
I will bow to Klarzy’s greater knowledge here but...

I will bow to Klarzy’s greater knowledge here but you have -from how I understand the issues - hit the nail on the head Ian.

Plastic is cheap and easy to produce - the issue is what we do with the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 08:55
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
And I’m not surprised at the height of the...

And I’m not surprised at the height of the pedestal you place your backside on when you show your prejudice in the judgement of others. One day things will slip and you will need the help of a good...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 06:15
Replies: 77
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting Klarzy - I too believe that efficient...

Interesting Klarzy - I too believe that efficient incineration for energy generation is the correct way to go - but instead the green muppets (I’m not supposed to use the term ‘green Taliban’...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2019, 18:51
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting use of a banana in Bournemouth

This could only happen in Bournemouth.

Laurence Vonderdell has been jailed for robbing a Bournemouth branch of Barclays Bank armed with a Banana.
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2019, 17:16
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Darcydog
According to the Independent - the US is denying...

According to the Independent - the US is denying any military airbase deal :shrug: but that it has reached an agreement with Ecuador on combating drug smuggling in the area.

It looks like the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2019, 20:50
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed we do - I don’t trust a lot that is...

Indeed we do - I don’t trust a lot that is presented to me these days. I don’t think we can trust what we used to have faith in, what we used to believe in.

I have been dealing with an individual...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 12:27
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By Darcydog
Which is to the benefit of all of us. Uninsured...

Which is to the benefit of all of us. Uninsured drivers are a scourge we need deal with.

Road tax is crazy - it should be placed on fuel. LPG is fuel taxed at half of diesel- so the pollution...
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2019, 17:09
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Darcydog
Very good....... :bowdown:

Very good....... :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2019, 14:49
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Darcydog
Oh yes - we all believe Jeremy Corbyn’s version...

Oh yes - we all believe Jeremy Corbyn’s version don’t we ....:shrug:

Jeremy Corbyn took money from the Iranian Government for appearances on Iranian State TV - so forgive me for tending to give...
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2019, 14:38
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
There was a non too subtle change about how the...

There was a non too subtle change about how the BBC presented a story when they started interviewing their own BBC specialists rather than take the trouble of obtaining true independent input.

It...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 07:30
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By Darcydog
Brilliant - an inexpensive and easy preventative...

Brilliant - an inexpensive and easy preventative fix.:bowdown:

On the list of jobs to do.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 06:26
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Darcydog
It looks well presented - which may be a good...

It looks well presented - which may be a good thing but I am wary of cars done up to sell - preferring to see an “honest” car.

Seats look good - especially as alcantara does not wear well. ...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 23:01
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed Nature never likes a vacuum

Indeed

Nature never likes a vacuum
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 19:17
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
It’s ok John - it was said in the “context” that...

It’s ok John - it was said in the “context” that “ men usually say that “ so we can forget all about it.
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 14:15
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t agree that “context” is missing. The...

I don’t agree that “context” is missing. The circumstances of the event was a comedy programme - JB used an opportunity to advocate a violent act against a person she disagrees with.

If the...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 12:33
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Trying to infer that we equate what she said with...

Trying to infer that we equate what she said with hate speech uttered by a certain type of preacher is an interesting point.

Considering she stated that chucking a milkshake was OK but when it...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 05:49
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
I have never had anything thrown over me :shrug:...

I have never had anything thrown over me :shrug: - so maybe we come from differing behaviour standards where you see nothing wrong in upsetting people to that degree?

Not an accusation- but an...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 20:52
Replies: 46
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
Boris went for a reduction by way of a...

Boris went for a reduction by way of a circumcision - the surgeon couldn’t complete it as he found there was no end to the pr**k
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 19:21
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Danny Baker - instantly sacked for an appalling...

Danny Baker - instantly sacked for an appalling “Royal” Joke with racist overtones.

Jo Brand given the benefit of the doubt for inciting violence.:shrug:

Thankfully- higher powers than even the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 19:13
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
It’s far more serious than simply something for a...

It’s far more serious than simply something for a silly person to “regret” TM. Inciting the throwing of acid - battery or otherwise - is, given the recent horrendous spate of such attacks, such a...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 18:33
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Fair play to T May - she has asked the BBC for an...

Fair play to T May - she has asked the BBC for an explanation of Jo Brands outrageous comments.

Edit.

It’s reported that the Met Police are investigating her comments as a possible incitement...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 18:30
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Not just Scotland - we in the SW find the London...

Not just Scotland - we in the SW find the London Centric bias insufferable.

And it seems the Midlands, NW & NE (and bits of the SE) also find the BBC staffed in the main by out of touch...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 14:29
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Have to say - you are totally correct about the...

Have to say - you are totally correct about the Jo Brand acid/milkshake comment.

In view of the recent spate of horrendous acid attacks - how the BBC can defend her and what she said is...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 13:49
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Humanist would be my suggestion - aka “Humanism”....

Humanist would be my suggestion - aka “Humanism”.

Far to many crimes against the world and humanity have been perpetrated in the name of a belief or religion.
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2019, 14:29
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By Darcydog
He is also being very smart because it is the...

He is also being very smart because it is the traditional “middle earners” that have been hit hardest of late. Whilst the low paid have benefited from increased income tax personal allowances,...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 17:04
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
Certainly the figures are interesting. Not...

Certainly the figures are interesting.

Not least because whilst male employment actually fell by 27,000 Qtr on Qtr - female employment rose by circa 60,000 same Qtr on Qtr.

This is being spun...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 11:08
Replies: 46
Views: 1,091
Posted By Darcydog
What a good idea!! I propose all car...

What a good idea!!

I propose all car airbags be disconnected and a 6 inch metal spike pointing directly at the drivers heart/chest be fitted to steering wheels.

That should focus people’s...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 06:58
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By Darcydog
Only if you receive live broadcast or record live...

Only if you receive live broadcast or record live broadcast. If you have a TV in your house but only use it for DVD’s for example then no licence is required.

And as previously said above - as...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 19:00
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By Darcydog
Yes it was great to get together again - good to...

Yes it was great to get together again - good to talk to you whilst you are now pain free!

Hope what you got today fit well and are everything you want!

And yes - some will struggle to pay and...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 18:04
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By Darcydog
Agree we should all pay our way. But the BBC has...

Agree we should all pay our way. But the BBC has a choice - due to it having little choice overall as technology will, I am sure, overtakes the need for a TV Licence when some clever device allows...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 17:17
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
I read once that there is not a totalitarian...

I read once that there is not a totalitarian method that the extreme left have not embraced and used. :shrug:

Whilst all the time telling others that they want “freedom for all” - but as we have...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 10:48
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Agree with you up until your last point - any...

Agree with you up until your last point - any bully requires a mirror to be held in front of them to underline how bad their behaviour is. Because most bullies are not psychopaths - they bully...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 07:10
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Hi Phil - the pipe replaces the centre box - not...

Hi Phil - the pipe replaces the centre box - not the back box.
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2019, 17:24
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Darcydog
Love Norway - as a kid went on a School Trip...

Love Norway - as a kid went on a School Trip right up to Bodo inside the Arctic Circle.

It seems that some countries are getting a bit fed up with Cruise Liners - have you seen the footage of the...
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2019, 17:17
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Darcydog
England vs Scotland

Woman’s Football - enjoying the tactical play and skill. Supporting England of course.

Tho’ Scotland just had a very unfair penalty awarded against them IMO.
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 18:51
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By Darcydog
Nice one :bowdown: Especially liked the wild...

Nice one :bowdown:

Especially liked the wild poppies.....
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 11:54
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Hi Phil - no problem - I have a few RR/LR bits I...

Hi Phil - no problem - I have a few RR/LR bits I would be delighted to get to you somehow. The alloy is the original three spoke brick outhouse variety. Nice and strong. I have a Discovery Load...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 11:23
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
It’s when you read what the stated aim of of the...

It’s when you read what the stated aim of of the EIB is that you realise what we are dealing with.

It uses its financing operations to bring about European Integration and Social Cohesion.

And...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 09:09
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Darcydog
Love his early stuff with Bernie Taupin. Not...

Love his early stuff with Bernie Taupin. Not keen on his later material. Will hire the film when available and relive my “yoof”
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 08:40
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
Please do - I’m not sure why I bother with you...

Please do - I’m not sure why I bother with you Maninder you are so supercilious and rude. Not one other person I know on here calls into question what others say and do because your idea of reality...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 08:22
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Have to say - moving is not a day I enjoy at all...

Have to say - moving is not a day I enjoy at all - so we don’t do it much.

But just think what it will be like at the end of the day - all in nice and snug!!

(And with loads of boxes to unpack...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 07:01
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Ah Shingles- not a nice thing at all. Glad you...

Ah Shingles- not a nice thing at all. Glad you are over it. Stopped raining here so we are going to venture out into the New Forest for a walk with the dogs.

Wes is going to pop in for some...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 05:36
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Heck of a storm last night. Bins blowing about -...

Heck of a storm last night. Bins blowing about - my watering can’s disappeared somewhere.

Very dull and grey here this morning tho thankfully a lot more calm.
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 00:35
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
One further point re the EIB loans Two...

One further point re the EIB loans

Two actually:-

You stated in a post to John I think that the EIB owns the money it give out.

You are seriously mistaken here......

2) yes - I referred...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 00:05
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
The JLR loan is a red herring The situation...

The JLR loan is a red herring

The situation as I understand it was that the loan was set up by the previous Labour Government and in early 2010 the coalition came into power. There was no money...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 22:18
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
In a BBC audience??? Hardly...... :shrug:

In a BBC audience???

Hardly...... :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 22:04
Replies: 81
Views: 2,944
Posted By Darcydog
My Triumph GT6 MkIII - overdrive on third and...

My Triumph GT6 MkIII - overdrive on third and forth - so effectively a 5 speed gearbox - quite something when my Dads old Vauxhall had three gears.

Loved the shape - loved the finish - loved that...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 19:43
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Darcydog
For me the time to panic is when it all goes pear...

For me the time to panic is when it all goes pear shaped and the realisation dawns that Brian is to b****y far away.....
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 19:39
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Orange.................

Orange.................
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 12:36
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Didn’t see that - in fact I rarely watch QT these...

Didn’t see that - in fact I rarely watch QT these days. And I am sad to admit that my own inner prejudice would have seen Piers Morgan’s presence on that episode as an endorsement.

However, given...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 09:09
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Darcydog
The BMW 448S2 V8 petrol unit has already been put...

The BMW 448S2 V8 petrol unit has already been put into Range Rovers.
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 08:23
Replies: 147,037
Views: 4,076,832
Posted By Darcydog
Hissing down here. Waterproof and hat for dog...

Hissing down here. Waterproof and hat for dog waking this morning.

Then the joyous smell of wet dog to accompany lunch....
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 06:13
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Anyone else watch Trump with Piers Morgan last...

Anyone else watch Trump with Piers Morgan last night?

Probably my two least favourite people!!! :D

I thought it might be a car crash....

But it was remarkably candid, open and informative.
...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 22:59
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
Much of the substance is available from Hansard...

Much of the substance is available from Hansard 6th November 2012 Volume 552 - Ford Motor Manufacturing - at 9:30

In 2010 the EIB’s report on Finance contracts signed does list 550 euros to Ford...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 20:51
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Yes! - exactly that.

Yes! - exactly that.
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 17:58
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Posted By Darcydog
:D:D:D I wouldn’t mind Wraymond but the very...

:D:D:D

I wouldn’t mind Wraymond but the very source cited - Greencarcongress - actually quotes:-

“The U.K. Projects to be supported cover research and development for Fords commercial vehicles...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 16:10
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
Hansard Check it out

Hansard

Check it out
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 14:29
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
It does make you wonder.... To me his...

It does make you wonder....

To me his comments re the NHS were made because he had forgotten what the NHS is. So when he said it was “on the table” he seem to announce it as some sort of valuable...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 13:39
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
Greebcarcongress is a website with a certain...

Greebcarcongress is a website with a certain “bias” and has not updated itself as to what actually happened.

The £410M loan was announced by the EIB in 2009 only after the U.K. government agreed...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 10:29
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Trump has just landed at Colleville-sur-mer - at...

Trump has just landed at Colleville-sur-mer - at the American Cemetery.
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 10:08
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Yes I do. I do indeed.

Yes I do. I do indeed.
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 10:07
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Posted By Darcydog
Let’s stay on track

Trump seem to confound many of the critics. And how sad that the anti Trump lot ended up looking vicious and unkind when verbally attacking American tourists and pushing to the ground an elderly...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 08:24
Replies: 200
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Posted By Darcydog
Ref post 74 What is it about :- “just...

Ref post 74

What is it about :-

“just keep to the topic and play nicely” do you not understand Maninder? :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 22:10
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Darcydog
Looks (from the pics at least) to be a nice clean...

Looks (from the pics at least) to be a nice clean low mileage example.
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 22:06
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By Darcydog
Wow! - you like living dangerously!!! I was...

Wow! - you like living dangerously!!!

I was wondering if this was the Ford engine plant that got the (supposed) £410million from the EU?
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 21:28
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By Darcydog
Could the fuel be vapourising in the pipe before...

Could the fuel be vapourising in the pipe before it gets to the carb? This was a regular occurrence on my old Lambretta when I stupidly shortened the fuel pipe.

“Bogging down” is a good...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 20:48
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
It has crept in - and some have tried to...

It has crept in - and some have tried to personalise insults - referring to “Resident Experts” in a disparaging way simply because of a differing viewpoint.

Water of a ducks back - but then the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 20:21
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Darcydog
Fungus is incredibly invasive - and is quite...

Fungus is incredibly invasive - and is quite resistant to standard cleaning unless you can do it time and time again repeatedly over a lengthy time period. It leaves spores that are incredibly...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 16:17
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Darcydog
Brilliant!!!! And I’ve just had the Red...

Brilliant!!!!

And I’ve just had the Red Arrows fly right over me on the A338 Fordingbridge to Ringwood Road. I saw them on the TV over Portsmouth lunchtime - Lots going on in Poole as well - so...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 12:34
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Never drank a flutter On one notable...

Never drank a flutter

On one notable occasion tho’ four of us got through seven bottles of Shiraz at Salisbury Racecourse. Food was always good there - hope it’s the same.

I remember having a...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 12:30
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
She certainly was a fine looking horse -...

She certainly was a fine looking horse - everything about her looked “right”.
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 11:10
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Posted By Darcydog
Well not quite the “Middle Ages” of the 1960’s -...

Well not quite the “Middle Ages” of the 1960’s - but we regularly used to see Desert Orchid up on the gallops at Whitsbury.

Now you could tell that horse had “class” just by watching her move.
...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 10:26
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Ah! Horse Racing - the Sport of Kings. I...

Ah! Horse Racing - the Sport of Kings.

I used to attend many a Corporate Event at Salisbury Racecourse - and I certainly enjoy a Polo Match that are regular features on the New Forest calendar-...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 06:13
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Perhaps, the auto censor is a useful metaphor for...

Perhaps, the auto censor is a useful metaphor for the actions of some who do as Arthur Scargill asked - “Don’t confuse me with the facts - my mind is made up”

The auto censor is unthinking, immune...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 21:46
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
“I have no spur to NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...

“I have no spur to NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself, and falls on the other.”

Also from...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 19:52
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Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Larry the No 10 cat did his best apparently

Larry the No 10 cat did his best apparently
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 19:51
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Posted By Darcydog
Conveniently ignoring the fact that those that...

Conveniently ignoring the fact that those that voted for the Brexit party voted on a single issue. The term “unambiguously” DOES apply to those votes as you say- but I believe you are stretching...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 19:14
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
I refer you to the recent European Election...

I refer you to the recent European Election results. If nothing else it demonstrates just how polarised the country is.

And the more time wasted - the more money wasted - the opportunity cost...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 17:50
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
As for chlorinated chicken - we can have...

As for chlorinated chicken - we can have chlorinated vegetables under EU law but this health precaution for Chicken is banned in the EU because it is recognised that some EU countries would abuse it...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 14:47
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
But at least the intent is there - rather than...

But at least the intent is there - rather than Obama who lectured us that we would be last in the queue or words to that effect.

What is preferable?
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 11:14
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Posted By Darcydog
Lefty virtue signalling - what an unedifying...

Lefty virtue signalling - what an unedifying stupidity.

Especially as he has just said that a Spectacular Trade Deal is available if only our idiot leaders can stop virtue signalling and get on...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 09:31
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmm - similar thoughts here!! I suspect...

Hmmm - similar thoughts here!!

I suspect both JC and VC are working on the basis that their achieving office is unlikely- with VC this is a virtual certainty as he is stepping down and so can...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 05:33
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Everything we do has an opportunity cost. If we...

Everything we do has an opportunity cost. If we hadn’t done that but done this?

If we had not built that Warship how many Hospitals could have been built and staffed?

If we had not had totally...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 21:34
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Undoubtably true in many respects I would...

Undoubtably true in many respects I would suggest. But as I said before - like him or loath him - his being prepared to walk away has produced results.

And how different our past three years...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 20:14
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Well JC is only good at protesting - actually...

Well JC is only good at protesting - actually dealing with reality and people outside the M25 “bubble” is not his forte. But then dealing with reality is hardly TM’s or VC’s strong point(s).
...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 3rd June 2019, 20:00
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Darcydog
Spain certainly does not allow A frames. As...

Spain certainly does not allow A frames.

As for a car to tow behind a MH - friends tow a little Hyundai i10. They’re very pleased with the set up.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 17:38
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - good point - his odd behaviour apart - he...

Yes - good point - his odd behaviour apart - he has achieved an impressive list of achievements - not least getting the North Koreans to talk sensibly to the West.

Then he seems unafraid to take...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 17:13
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Darcydog
Thank you. It becomes irksome to be constantly...

Thank you. It becomes irksome to be constantly stalked on here by someone determined to be offended where no such offence was intended. :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 09:17
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By Darcydog
I can’t stand the bloke - to hear him speak...

I can’t stand the bloke - to hear him speak reminds me of those stilted interviews with children on the TV who as a result of their genuine inexperience, due to their age, find it hard to be...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 06:38
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve long since given up trying to understand how...

I’ve long since given up trying to understand how and why you “detect” what is not there Maninder

Now I just accept your odd behaviour as part of life’s tapestry

Perhaps if you really DID...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 21:41
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks for that. I found it sad when I was...

Many thanks for that. I found it sad when I was forced to do this - never an easy decision.

As I look back over my life and the decisions I’ve made (hindsight is truly a wonderful thing!!:D) -...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 20:53
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Darcydog
You still have to ask yourself the question “Is...

You still have to ask yourself the question “Is this a customer I want to keep or reject?”

What is the opportunity cost of keeping her/them on your books?

It boils down to “need” - we all need...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 20:45
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Darcydog
And here we have a post that confirms the 80/20...

And here we have a post that confirms the 80/20 rule applies here as well :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 17:20
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Darcydog
Yes! - Many thanks Andy It really is a...

Yes! - Many thanks Andy

It really is a remarkably accurate “rule of thumb”.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 11:15
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Darcydog
Good decision - but sometimes a difficult one -...

Good decision - but sometimes a difficult one - when starting out you done want to lose any customers- but when well established you can afford to be selective.

I always found the 80/20 rule to be...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 08:31
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Darcydog
Likewise!!!!! :D:D:D:getmecoat:

Likewise!!!!! :D:D:D:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 08:28
Replies: 525
Views: 50,803
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree. And I am disappointed that...

Totally agree.

And I am disappointed that the Club has not seen fit to do this.
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2019, 18:18
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Darcydog
Good Omens - Agnes Nutter - Witch....

This is on Amazon Prime starting tonight. David Tennant is in it.

Read it years ago - nice mix from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2019, 12:37
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By Darcydog
We call those who hog the centre lane “CLOC’s”. -...

We call those who hog the centre lane “CLOC’s”. - Members of the Centre Lane Owners Club.

Only criteria you need to join is low IQ or failing that a Lobotomy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2019, 11:10
Replies: 525
Views: 50,803
Posted By Darcydog
Good Morning Angel Sorry you are another...

Good Morning Angel

Sorry you are another person who has lost money here.

I bought a Star unit and whilst it has issues it is still working albeit with constant issues with the Sat Nav.

Hope...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2019, 22:36
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks for that - what a total idiot. I’ve...

Thanks for that - what a total idiot.

I’ve just spent a happy half hour watching video clips of other idiots as well.

Makes you want to stay at home :D
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2019, 21:35
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Darcydog
Anyone else watching Panorama - Crisis in Care.? ...

Anyone else watching Panorama - Crisis in Care.?

Genuinely vulnerable people and a Local Council - Somerset - running out of money - they have to save a further £13M

And yet we give money to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 07:33
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - a flat rate of £145 now applies from the...

Yes - a flat rate of £145 now applies from the 1st April. If a car is zero CO2 rated then it has zero RFL - (Is that just on new cars?)

Makes my 2 litre cdti ZTT - look better value than ever :D
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2019, 07:22
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Darcydog
Nice one. I’ll forward this on if I may.

Nice one. I’ll forward this on if I may.
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2019, 07:18
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting points you raise. And if true then...

Interesting points you raise. And if true then the actions become more understandable. I just find it somewhat galling that the Aid Budget has been used. :shrug:

I think the Anti Fracking...
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2019, 22:20
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Darcydog
Surely the question should be “why is U.K....

Surely the question should be “why is U.K. taxpayer £’s being used to fund this?”

Given China’s complete disregard for patent law and Intellectual Property rights I would find it difficult to...
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2019, 19:06
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Darcydog
I cannot post links - but I just googled it again...

I cannot post links - but I just googled it again and it confirms various reports from 2016/17 that whilst U.K. Law requires the Driver to be identified - EU law requires the registered owner to be...
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2019, 17:38
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Darcydog
Odds on favourite I would think!

Odds on favourite I would think!
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2019, 16:33
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Darcydog
U.K. gives China £87,000 “Aid” for Fracking.

Not sure if I should laugh or shake my head in despair when I read this.

Still wonder if someone is having a laugh - but apparently not.

So here we are faffing about with severe regulations for...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 28th May 2019, 15:34
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Darcydog
I’m gradually coming over to this idea as well as...

I’m gradually coming over to this idea as well as the Navall Star unit I have is extremely unreliable regarding it being able to “find a satellite” - I get really fed up with being told “Satellite...
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