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    Byron reacted to Cunning Plan in The dangers of smart motorways   
    I am guessing you live in a town / city?
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    Byron got a reaction from crashmonitor in Nothing new   
    Obviously fake news.
    No diversity or enrichment.
    the So-Called BBC assures me that it was otherwise, and the blacked up minstrels in it were arrested.
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    Byron reacted to crashmonitor in Nothing new   
    Quite a few near misses 50 years later to illustrate your point...
     
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    Byron got a reaction from mooncat69 in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Just had a kitchen fitted.
    The 'builder' is a cabinet maker, his skills are extraordinary.
    Left school at 16.
    Never out of employment.
    University is hugely overrated and they need to be closed and replaced by Technical colleges to produce the artisans that we need, not waiters with degrees.
    So, we give degrees in plumbing, electrician, gas fitter, motor fitter, you name it.
    We tailor these degrees to the current needs of our society
    No doubt the academics will be appalled-. Fuck them, they have led a generation into poverty with their snobbish lies.
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    Byron reacted to Hopeful in Rimless toilet. Anyone got one?   
    Can't see the problem.
    What's the difference between that and most women expecting a bloke to lick their vulva when it is just 1-2 inches from their anus, with all the cross contamination problems, or, a woman licking a man's testicles.
    Note that I used the anatomical terms to help raise the tone of debate
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    Byron got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Bull terriers, they're so sweet. Anyone can have one.   
    What a huge waste of our tax pounds prosecuting this silly case.
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    Byron got a reaction from twocents in EU treaties and UK constitution   
    So, if I read this correctly, all that lefty enthusiasm for unfettered immigration 'Because it is good for Britain' simply puts up our GDP and means that we pay more to the EU?
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    Byron got a reaction from sarahbell in Bye bye Treason May?   
    My deep guess is that Corbyn would like to avoid a vote of no confidence in the government.
    My reason is that most of the PLP voted against him in his election, they do not like or want him leading the Labour Party.
    A vote of no confidence in the government would give the rebels a chance to abstain and thus humiliate Corbyn.
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    Byron got a reaction from twocents in EU treaties and UK constitution   
    So, if I read this correctly, all that lefty enthusiasm for unfettered immigration 'Because it is good for Britain' simply puts up our GDP and means that we pay more to the EU?
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    Byron reacted to MrPin in British Yellow Vests   
    I think you can see some people's obsessions by looking at what they post, er, time and again in some cases. In fact sometimes tediously repeating themselves. When I see a thread like this I usually bring up the subject of the "bassoon shortage", which will affect the next generation of underprivileged woodwind players!
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    Byron reacted to SNACR in Is this site a balanced mix of opinions?   
    Over-represented by people struggling to come to terms with the fact their views and votes have never really mattered.
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    Byron reacted to Frank Hovis in Is this site a balanced mix of opinions?   
    If you are doing very nicely on the rock and roll or otherwise on the public teat such as a teacher then you are unlikely to spend much time questioning the status quo and its direction of travel because you will instead be counting up your freebies.
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    Byron reacted to wherebee in Worrying stuff going on in South Africa   
    In the UK and elsewhere in Europe, it is somewhat different as up until the mass immigration push by Blair, immigrants integrated pretty well in most areas.  I went to school with all shades and they all were 'British'.  Even Ali's mum had us all round for curry every now and then and talked to us all normally.  To this day I have no idea if they were Muslim or not.  My best mate was a Punjabi Indian who's family had come here to work in the NHS.  I had no grudges, none at all.  Still in touch with many of them.   I still hope that's the case in some parts of the UK, but in many parts it seems to me that there are multiple societies running in parallel.  If I was back in the UK, i would not, for example, socialise with Mupuri Pakistanis at all unless they were ex-Muslims - but I would also not socialise with strict Catholics who continue to support the church after the child sex scandals over decades there either.
     
    In south africa, I do think any whites mixing with blacks is basically betraying their peoples future, and probably putting themselves and their families in huge danger.
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    Byron reacted to Hail the Tripod in ASA bans gender ads in UK   
    They’ll still be golden, showing men doing housework (even incompetently) will be deemed to be breaking stereotypes rather than reinforcing them. This is just legally mandating everything SJWs would like advertising to be.
    For the first time in my life i’m Seriously considering emigrating. This country is becoming a police state run by lunatics at an unbelievable pace.
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    Byron reacted to Sgt Hartman in ASA bans gender ads in UK   
    I don't have a huge problem with this to be honest. Some ads (especially the ones portraying hapless men) were dickish in the extreme. 
    It might be a different story if they were actually funny, but they weren't - at all.
    There could have been good value in poking a bit of fun at the sexes in order to sell stuff by making it amusing and good natured but, as per usual, it's been ruined by the fuckwits and so, here we are. 
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    Byron reacted to snaga in ASA bans gender ads in UK   
    that's a fair percentage of adverts portraying men in a negative light banned then? will be intresting to see if they do actually get banned.
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    Byron reacted to Band in Metal Mikhael   
    Not as good as us Brits, we put a robot inside a corpse and called it the Prime Minister.
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    Byron reacted to Sgt Hartman in The overpriced tat thread   
    Just about any kids toy.
    50 - 100 quid for some piece of moulded neon plastic shite from China that takes a zillion batteries and will be broken in less than a month?
    Howay tae fuck.
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    Byron reacted to PeptoAbysmal in Tonights vote - how many will vote to depose Treason?   
    It could well happen if it looks like the outcome of the original case is the serendipitous trump card leading to a no deal Brexit.
     
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    Byron reacted to Austin Allegro in Tonights vote - how many will vote to depose Treason?   
    It does strike me as odd that they had such an obvious editorial change when the newspaper under Dacre was, I think, the most widely read online publication in the entire world.
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    Byron reacted to Alonso Quijano in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    Succinctly put. Try making that point to a #FBPE Remainer and you'll be marked #idiot, that somehow we are a Sovereign nation but choose to be ruled and implement daft, overreaching EU law.
    No, we are the sage ones, life and experience of election cycles give you the ability to see through the megalomaniac bullshit.
     
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    Byron reacted to One percent in Email Writing Style   
    Me? No. And don’t come on all emollient with me. It doesn’t wash. 
    LOSES. Ffs LOSES. 
    Sorry but I fecking hate that mistake. 
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    Byron reacted to the gardener in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Just this evening I had a premonition that the UK left with no deal.  Many times in my life I've had similar premonitions / feelings of deja vu and they've been right.  Ok so I know that I've probably exercised selection bias and ignored / forgotten when they've been wrong but I had a definite moment of clarity when I perceived that the UK had left the EU already and with no deal.  It was a past event.  I know I was reading an article on Brexit at the time and maybe the mental processes involved in reading and comprehending the text may have meant my brain had a little blip and my mental timeline got a bit mixed up (as I understand is the reason for deja vu) but this just felt real, it felt like something that I knew because it was history.
    To give an example, many years ago I was involved in a car accident and put in a claim for whiplash.  At the time I had no idea about the process and no figures had been discussed, in fact I'd only had one single meeting with a solicitor instructed by the driver (my friend). My claim was basically tagging on his.  Anyway, shortly after the claim was started in a daydreaming moment the figure of £2000 came to me.  I had imagined myself receiving £2000, which was a massive amount of money to me then (equivalent to £15000-£20000 today in terms of my earnings).  Logically I had no basis at all for this figure, having no knowledge of the average whiplash claim or indeed of anything to do with whiplash / accident claims.  Several months later I received a cheque for...exactly £2000.00.
    I've had many other instances of similar premonitions and times when I have just "known" things.  Once, in that state between waking and sleeping I communicated with someone/something and I had the feeling of great knowledge/understanding being passed to me.  The communication wasn't in words however, rather in shapes and movement and yet the ideas conveyed were profound.  I really felt that I was on the edge of something that I can't now put my finger on.  Upon waking fully I couldn't recall what it was or recreate the scene, perhaps because the thoughts weren't in words and thus my human brain couldn't describe or explain what I had understood in that dream.
     
    Anyway, I'm rambling but that moment tonight has put me in a much better mood about Brexit than I have been for a long time.  I'm going to hold onto this feeling.
     
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    Byron got a reaction from mooncat69 in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Just had a kitchen fitted.
    The 'builder' is a cabinet maker, his skills are extraordinary.
    Left school at 16.
    Never out of employment.
    University is hugely overrated and they need to be closed and replaced by Technical colleges to produce the artisans that we need, not waiters with degrees.
    So, we give degrees in plumbing, electrician, gas fitter, motor fitter, you name it.
    We tailor these degrees to the current needs of our society
    No doubt the academics will be appalled-. Fuck them, they have led a generation into poverty with their snobbish lies.
  25. Agree
    Byron got a reaction from mooncat69 in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Just had a kitchen fitted.
    The 'builder' is a cabinet maker, his skills are extraordinary.
    Left school at 16.
    Never out of employment.
    University is hugely overrated and they need to be closed and replaced by Technical colleges to produce the artisans that we need, not waiters with degrees.
    So, we give degrees in plumbing, electrician, gas fitter, motor fitter, you name it.
    We tailor these degrees to the current needs of our society
    No doubt the academics will be appalled-. Fuck them, they have led a generation into poverty with their snobbish lies.