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    Rave got a reaction from gilf in Chelsea racists   
    I like Raheem Sterling as a player, and can't think of anything I particularly dislike about his conduct off the field. I think the Chelsea fanbase has a considerably larger than average wanker contingent. But I'm still prepared to take the bloke's explanation at face value:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6481297/Chelsea-fan-accused-racially-abusing-Sterling-says-called-MANC-c-not-black-one.html
    I only started going to football matches a few years ago, well into my 30s. I've come to enjoy and appreciate the game, but really the reason I got into it was that I really enjoy the singing and the banter. I rarely if ever sit close to the pitch, and if I did I don't think I'd scream abuse at a player taking a corner or a throw unless I thought they'd egregiously cheated earlier in the match, but I do think that attempting to wind up opposition players is fair enough.
    I'm of the opinion that Adam Johnson got a ludicrously harsh sentence; I don't think fingering a 15 year old is even illegal in France. But that didn't stop me joining in the chorus of "fuck off Adam Johnson, you're going down for noncing" when we were last up at Sunderland...
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    Rave got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Stansted 16 - seriously fucking wrong.   
    I'm not particularly disagreeing with any of the points so far raised, but I do have to take exception to this, from the story:
    Judith Reed, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: <snip> ""These people placed themselves, the flight crew, airport personnel and police at serious risk of injury or even death due to their actions on the airfield."
    Oh really? Serious injury or even death eh?
    How might that have happened, then, exactly? I suppose the protesters were doing their best to be quiet and sneaky about it so the plane tried to take off with them chained to the landing gear, yeah? Or were they maybe attempting to throw themselves in the engines, or something?
    For fuck's sake. Either this woman is the world's greatest bedwetter, or she's massively insulting our intelligence. Neither is a good look for a state employee. The cunt.
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    Rave got a reaction from Anglepoise in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    As Anglepoise points out, it's only coming in for the congestion charge zone next year, the extension out to the North and South Circulars isn't until 2021. I'm pretty sure that that extension doesn't actually include those roads themselves...which is not really very helpful, as in my local area, the absolute worst air quality readings are on...the South Circular.
    I'm still wondering whether there might be a brief but lucrative arbitrage opportunity when it happens. To avoid the charge, diesels will need to be Euro 6, I.E. 2015 onwards (as a general rather than absolute rule) whereas petrols only need to be Euro 4 - IE 2005 onwards, though many cars were compliant before that, the standard not being very hard to hit for a petrol car. Obviously there are plenty of perfectly decent Euro 4 petrol family cars around for little more than their scrap value. I'm thinking of stockpiling a few with a view to selling them to (or swapping them with) people who find themselves with a non-compliant diesel when the time comes...
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    Rave got a reaction from gilf in Chelsea racists   
    I like Raheem Sterling as a player, and can't think of anything I particularly dislike about his conduct off the field. I think the Chelsea fanbase has a considerably larger than average wanker contingent. But I'm still prepared to take the bloke's explanation at face value:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6481297/Chelsea-fan-accused-racially-abusing-Sterling-says-called-MANC-c-not-black-one.html
    I only started going to football matches a few years ago, well into my 30s. I've come to enjoy and appreciate the game, but really the reason I got into it was that I really enjoy the singing and the banter. I rarely if ever sit close to the pitch, and if I did I don't think I'd scream abuse at a player taking a corner or a throw unless I thought they'd egregiously cheated earlier in the match, but I do think that attempting to wind up opposition players is fair enough.
    I'm of the opinion that Adam Johnson got a ludicrously harsh sentence; I don't think fingering a 15 year old is even illegal in France. But that didn't stop me joining in the chorus of "fuck off Adam Johnson, you're going down for noncing" when we were last up at Sunderland...
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    Rave reacted to SNACR in Another Foreign trucker asleep at the wheel   
    Their local would probably have been a flat roofed pub there’d always be someone there to sell it to in the car park.
    Pub car parks were once the trading hub backbone of this great nation where almost any genuine item of bonafide title could be procured. Yet another thing ruined by the internet.
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    Rave reacted to whitevanman in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    Most of the pollution in Paris comes from burning cars. They should make them out of smokeless fuel.
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    Rave reacted to Happy Renting in Volkswagens   
    OK, practical work trousers. I was just kidding. I'm sorry.
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    Rave got a reaction from Caravan Monster in Legal weapons   
    I thought about going on the march but decided against it. I just can't see there being enough sensible folk there to stop the press portraying it as a 'far right' jolly, and I can't see there being enough folk there full stop to outnumber the counter-protesters who will almost certainly mobilize quite effectively. So what will most likely happen, as with the recent DFLA march, is that the counter protesters will block the route, and then the police will capitulate immediately and turn on the marchers, rather than the people preventing a legitimate protest with the threat of violence. That doesn't sound like much of a day out to me.
    I suspect that I as a proponent of the Norway Option don't have much in common with the majority of those marching anyway.
    I very much doubt that there will be any direct confrontation between the marchers and the counter marchers. There may be a bit of pushing and shoving with the police, but I doubt that anyone who doesn't want to get involved with that will get caught up in it. I really can't see any need to go tooled up. If you go wearing a brexit t-shirt and carrying an obvious placard there's a chance that someone will start on you on the train or elsewhere beforehand, or more likely afterwards, so don't do that unless you're up for it. The biggest danger I foresee would be getting hit by a missile thrown over the police lines.
    I suppose if you're really determined to go I'll come and keep you company, but I really do think it'll be a waste of time.
    Edit: as you genuinely live down an unlit country lane you have every reason to carry a torch as far as I'm concerned. As previously mentioned a 2-AA Maglite makes a cracking kubotan but the police will be wise to that. The little aluminium LED ones you can get in Poundland would be a decent fistload with three alkaline AAAs installed and are just about long enough to use for thumping people in a grappling situation.
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    Rave reacted to One percent in Legal weapons   
    A millwall brick
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millwall_brick
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    Rave reacted to Happy Renting in Volkswagens   
    Tip:  I block up gaps in the engine bay with old rags/towels in the area I am working. If a part gets dropped it generally stops it falling deep into the engine bay.
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    Rave reacted to Cattle Prod in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Like DBs commemt on gold, oil at $20 will only last a few months, if at all. Supply is simply too tight, unless demand falls off a cliff. Which it won't, unless they opt for Great Depression 2 rather than reflation. In the last week Ive added to BP and Shell in my income portfolio, some OIH, 2 juniors at all time lows I like and a small punt on WTI for the OPEC meeting (most of my position was stopped out, thanks Trump you almighty prick). One thing I got from the "Saudi Inc" book I'm reading is thst the wider Saudi family have repeatedly thrown each other under the bus over the years if the money flow was threatened. MBS is not bulletproof, internally, even if Trump thinls he cornered him. They will cut, significantly, no matter how soft the announcement is.
    Not least because they are currently damaging their reservoirs and can only sustain this rate for months! I still can't believe smart traders or bots haven't acted on Saudi and Opec admitting they are pumping at full capacity. First time ever. Must be because they believe in spare capacity in the US, which isn't true either. Ah well.
     
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    Rave got a reaction from onlyme in Volkswagens   
    ↑ The fantasy
    The reality ↓
     


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    Rave got a reaction from onlyme in Volkswagens   
    ↑ The fantasy
    The reality ↓
     


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    Rave reacted to Virgil Caine in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    She is saying -
    'My husband he also likes spades with long poles'
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    Rave reacted to Majorpain in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    The current main contractor model was built on extending payment to subcontractors and using that to pay day to day expenses.  It was essentially subbies lending money for free since you dont pay interest on current payment terms.  Nice work if you can get it, and major reason why Carillion with their 90-120 day payment terms caused such a massive amount of damage when 3 months of payments got wiped.  The government has got wise to this which is why Kier is suddenly desperate for cash, and needs it now!
    https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2018/11/29/major-contractors-face-public-work-ban-over-late-payment/
    Not great, but not too badly.  Unlisted private Laing O'Rourke which struggled to get its accounts signed off earlier this year has lost credit cover, 2 years ago the insurance company gave as much cover as wanted within 30 mins of looking at their accounts!  They are bleeding senior staff to competitors and are another one to watch IMO.
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    Rave got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?   
    To be fair, he didn't have to go spouting his reactionary opinions. It's to his credit that he didn't immediately grovel and take it back, and he's certainly been very poorly treated, I'm just saying.
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    Rave reacted to billfunk in Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?   
    Good analysis.
    I am no expert but from what I surmise the fight boils down to Fury being ring fit and avoiding Wilder's fast looping right hand, something which Fury has been susceptible to in the past. Whereas Wilder must assert himself on the inside which may be no mean feat given Fury's superior height, reach, movement and spoiling tactics.
    If Fury is fit and maintains concentration I think he could embarrass Wilder. If he is not entirely fit or fails to concentrate for the full twelve rounds he will get knocked out.
    Betting wise I would opt for Fury at 11/8 as a value bet. These fighters are evenly matched and I think American money has skewed the odds. Bettors should take advantage of this.
     
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    Rave reacted to eight in Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?   
    "All I know is, never bet on the white guy."
    Frank Drebin
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    Rave reacted to Democorruptcy in A sheep lying on its back is dying - help it to get upright   
    A couple of us got a sheep up off it's back between Malham Cove and Malham Tarn one October. It was completely exhausted and must have been trying to get up for ages. When on it's feet we had to support it because we thought it was going to fall down again. it was trembling but didn't have the energy to try walk away from us. Eventually it got it's breath back and wandered off back to the others. 
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    Rave got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in A sheep lying on its back is dying - help it to get upright   
    My grandad was a farmer (beef, admittedly) and I didn't know about rolling them over. Though I do know that sheep are remarkably dim. When he retired, he bought a 5 acre section of the field behind his new house to keep his ponies in. The rest of the field must have been about 25 acres, and was always full of lush grass whenever I visited him. Once there were some sheep in it, and one morning they'd all decided to climb through the fence from their own field, still full of lovely lush grass, in order to congregate in the paddock, which was full of thistles and horse shit. After rounding them up, which caused much blind panic, jumping about, and one instance of a sheep running headlong into the barbed wire fence, we eventually managed to get them all out.
    The next morning they were back again.
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    Rave got a reaction from The Generation Game in Fly-tipping   
    I found a Playstation 3 dumped on the pavement near my house a couple of months ago. Took it home and plugged it in. Can't remember exactly what the names were on the log in screen, but they were clearly South Asian.
    Then it overheated and switched itself off. Apparently the fix is to strip it and put new thermal paste in, though I haven't got round to it yet as I don't particularly need a second PS3.
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    Rave reacted to Popuplights in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    What a charmer! The best part of the story is when they tried to placate her with 4  chicken wings, like some kind of escaped beast. 
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    Rave got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Car broken down- help!   
    I reckon I could do 95% of cars in 10 minutes if I had 8mm, 10mm and 13mm spanners to hand.
    Flattened the battery in my diesel Passat the other day, went to take it out to give it a charge, found that I'd have to remove the bloody wipers!  So I trailed my charger under the front door and charged it in situ. Two hours later it fired up as if nothing had happened.
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    Rave got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Car broken down- help!   
    I go with Auto-Aid. £41 for the year. The service was quite reasonable the one time I needed to use them, they put my car on a low loader for the 10 mile trip back home from where the car had expired in a cloud of steam.
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    Rave reacted to Funn3r in Buying a PC   
    Years ago early 2000 ish I was obsessed with passing Microsoft's MCSE exams. There were loads of Internet cheats with the supposed correct answers to the tests but I was taking no chances and actually built the WAN systems in the curriculum. There was no virtualisaion then so my garage was packed with old servers hand-built or knocked off from work, all got labels like London, Tokyo, Frankfurt and so on. I loved it feeling like I had my own datacenter. Guys at work used to rip me saying they could use my garage as disaster recovery backup. 
    Why yes, I did eventually get divorced.