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    Rave reacted to spygirl in Oh no!!! Its the pathetic bears!!!   
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    Rave reacted to SNACR in Those Magnificent Men n Their Fucking Machines   
    I thought maybe he'd built it for Robot Wars and house robot Matilda was in for a bit of a surprise.
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    Rave reacted to Option5 in Whate event made you take your parents/grandparents license off them?   
    Named after Gordon Tullock who also wrote many papers on 'Rent Seeking' which seem to sum up the current state of the UK (Western World?).
    "Rent-seeking involves seeking to increase one's share of existing wealth without creating new wealth. Rent-seeking results in reduced economic efficiency through poor allocation of resources, reduced actual wealth-creation, lost government revenue, increased income inequality, and (potentially) national decline."
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    Rave reacted to Happy Renting in Whate event made you take your parents/grandparents license off them?   
    Funny you should mention the Discovery. I drive a Renault Espace IV, which is itself an oldish design. designed nearly 20 years ago. One of the things that impressed me when I was selecting a MPV was this video. Collison between a Defender and an Espace.
     
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    Rave reacted to One percent in Granny Grease   
    For those about to rock....
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    Rave reacted to Carl Fimble in Those Magnificent Men n Their Fucking Machines   
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    He made it for his wife, how sweet!
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    Rave got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Your Dinner is in the Dog   
    I'm slowly improving but I'm still basically late for everything. I know it's rude but I still can't really help myself, I just have no sense of time and always underestimate how long it's going to take me to get ready for something. In other respects I'm a good dinner guest, I'll plough into pretty much anything and look like I'm really enjoying it, unless it's a food I really can't stand, like raw tomatoes (they make me retch).
    My personal pet hate is dinner guests who, when it's a 'serve yourself' meal, pile their plate up and then don't finish it. As a tightwad who hates wasting food it drives me spare. Just take less and go back for a second helping if you're still hungry for fuck's sake.
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    Rave reacted to Wight Flight in Your Dinner is in the Dog   
    The most fun I had with one that went all full on rampant vegetarian was to apologise profusely and take their wine off them as it wasn't vegetarian.
    I did give them a jug of tap water to see out the rest of the evening. Because I am always a good host.
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    Rave reacted to Battenberg in katie price shot down allegadly   
    Not judged at all. My second son had hypoxia when he was born and needed resuscitation. His apgar score, if you’re familiar with it, was 1@1, 3@5 and 5@10, (those numbers have stuck with me) which showed how lifeless he was.
    He went to intensive care and could only have fluids for the first few days because the stomach looses blood flow when there is oxygen deprivation. 
    I confess to being absolutely terrified, but notebly more terrified about how I was going to cope with a brain damaged child. I remember thinking I wasn’t cut out for it and felt utterly selfish about it. 
    I’ve been very lucky as he had been uneffected and is actually the most academically bright of my three but I can tell you I was shitting bricks for the first 2 years of his life and needed some serious therapy.
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    Rave got a reaction from Kurt Barlow in Volkswagens   
    ↑ The fantasy
    The reality ↓
     


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    Rave reacted to Sucralose Ray Leonard in Festivals under fire   
    When they got the call, half way there, did Phats turn to Small and say "Got to turn around?" 
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    Rave reacted to Turned Out Nice Again in Someones going to get the sack at the So-Called BBC....   
    Underrated Rap artist also:
     
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    Rave reacted to Happy Renting in Someones going to get the sack at the So-Called BBC....   
    The lady's not for Turing, as they say.
     
     
     
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    Rave got a reaction from Libspero 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 reacted to eek in Keen, desperate, or confused? (Northumberland NE23 3LW)   
    I should point out Newcastle isn't my area - I'm there often enough to just about know that local market but in reality I live very slightly north of the Yorkshire Border...
    Mind you to show how much agents lie the property is also up for rent. Care to guess how much the advertised rent is? £900 as one advert quotes? £800 as the other yield based advert claims?
    Nope it is £750 (and will probably be rented at £700)... See https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/find.html?locationIdentifier=POSTCODE^1539140&amp;includeLetAgreed=false . Also it's been unlet for at least 2 months....
     
     
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    Rave got a reaction from gilf in Lucky bastards   
    I wonder how many are already in circulation, and by extension, whether the addition of an extra 2500 of them might have a significant effect on the supply/demand equation?
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    Rave got a reaction from The XYY Man in congestion charges   
    Yeah, they might. But then if their employer can't find an extra £1.50 an hour to cover the added cost of the congestion charge, or attract workers who live more locally, then they should either relocate or fold, as they're clearly operating a marginal business. Is it really a great loss if people are no longer driving from one side of a city to the other in rush hour in order to flip burgers/make coffee/deliver pizzas? I really don't think it is.
    The status quo is shit. The alternative can hardly be any more shit.
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    Rave got a reaction from The Generation Game in congestion charges   
    I approve of congestion charges. It seems to me to be perfectly reasonable to ration access to a scare resource, in this instance road space during peak travel hours, if the alternative is near gridlock every day, with the knock-on effects on air quality from vehicles idling for extended periods going nowhere. If I actually needed to drive into a city centre for work, paying a tenner or so to save a lot of time seems a perfectly reasonable exchange.
    If the revenue raised from the charge was ring-fenced for improvements to public transport, and/or to improve road capacity to further reduce congestion, I don't see that there are any reasonable objections. Of course I doubt it will be, but if more people responded to public consultations with "fine, as long as you ring-rence the revenue" then it would surely be more likely.
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    Rave got a reaction from The XYY Man in congestion charges   
    Yeah, they might. But then if their employer can't find an extra £1.50 an hour to cover the added cost of the congestion charge, or attract workers who live more locally, then they should either relocate or fold, as they're clearly operating a marginal business. Is it really a great loss if people are no longer driving from one side of a city to the other in rush hour in order to flip burgers/make coffee/deliver pizzas? I really don't think it is.
    The status quo is shit. The alternative can hardly be any more shit.
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    Rave got a reaction from The XYY Man in congestion charges   
    We all know the care system is chronically broken and probably going to get worse, and on the face of it it would be another kick in the teeth for them.
    But in their specific case, if the congestion charge has the effect of actually reducing congestion (which is a big if, admittedly) then carers will be able to do more visits and/or spend longer with their charges if they're spending less time stuck in traffic. Fewer carers should be able to service the same number of clients, which would make it cost effective to either pay them more, or just have their employer pay the charge for them.
    Or it might have the effect of forcing people who need care to move out of central areas, freeing up homes there for people who work locally, thus further reducing congestion caused by commuters. And yes, I realize that forcing the elderly and infirm to move house isn't nice for them, but as I say, there are always winners and losers. Do nothing, and the losers are those doing productive jobs, and people whose neighbourhoods are blighted by traffic and pollution.
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    Rave got a reaction from sarahbell in congestion charges   
    No, I might well not, but as I already suggested, I'd probably be less unhappy about it if the money raised was spend subsidising buses and trains so that I could get a direct bus, use a park-and-ride, get a train/tram, or whatever. If the congestion is bad enough that a congestion charge is justified, then I'd argue that people driving through town to get to a minimum wage job are clearly affecting the productivity of people (like tradesmen, delivery drivers etc.) who have no choice but to drive into the centre. The alternative is presumably to let the congestion get so bad that it takes everyone 2 hours to get to and from work...would that be sensible?
    There are always winners and losers from any change to taxation policy. BTL Landlords aren't very happy about Section 24, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good policy.
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    Rave got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in congestion charges   
    That doesn't make it bollocks. If, as you say, the same people make the same journeys in the same vehicles*, you're still collecting a load of tax revenue which you can deploy to treat people who are made ill by the pollution, or build more houses/schools outside the grot zone, or dramatically improve public transport etc. etc. It's a Pigovian tax.
    *which I actually very much doubt, as £12 a day is £60 per 5-day working week, £240 a month, which is a significant enough amount of money that I think a lot of people will find other ways of travelling.
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    Rave got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in congestion charges   
    I don't know why carers seemingly put up with their current conditions. Sooner or later the situation will deteriorate to the point where employers will have to pay them more or face chronic shortages of people willing to do the job.
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    Rave got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in congestion charges   
    They're not being charged for congestion, they're being charged for emissions. Bikes only need to be Euro 3, which is post 2005 as far as I can tell. Again it seems quite reasonable, carbed bikes chuck out loads of unburnt hydrocarbons, and you can buy a bike that complies for not very much.
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    Rave got a reaction from sarahbell in congestion charges   
    No, I might well not, but as I already suggested, I'd probably be less unhappy about it if the money raised was spend subsidising buses and trains so that I could get a direct bus, use a park-and-ride, get a train/tram, or whatever. If the congestion is bad enough that a congestion charge is justified, then I'd argue that people driving through town to get to a minimum wage job are clearly affecting the productivity of people (like tradesmen, delivery drivers etc.) who have no choice but to drive into the centre. The alternative is presumably to let the congestion get so bad that it takes everyone 2 hours to get to and from work...would that be sensible?
    There are always winners and losers from any change to taxation policy. BTL Landlords aren't very happy about Section 24, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good policy.