Dave Beans

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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Van Lady in Best Songs of the Eighties   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from crashmonitor in Best Songs of the Eighties   
    This could also go under one hit wonders...
    This sounds as if it could have been made yesterday...
     
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from crashmonitor in Favourite 60’s songs   
    Best thing they ever did...
     
     
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Sugarlips in Best Songs of the Eighties   
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    Dave Beans reacted to dgul in Time To Scrap MOTs?   
    I think the sort of people that write this sort of thing have nice 3 year old cars on a pcp deal and find the whole MOT thing a bit bizarre.   If they spent any time at all in with real people they'd start to realise that without an annual MOT there'd be loads more cars on the road with bald tyres, bulbs blows, brakes marginal and fraying seat belts -- most of these don't actually fail because they're fixed before they actually get in front of the MOT guy.
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    Dave Beans reacted to SNACR in Electric Bikes   
    Not electric but you can be confident of it getting up the hills and at full chat it'll cut your two mile journey time to around 40 seconds.
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    Dave Beans reacted to Frank Hovis in Ridiculously poor Chinese housebuilding   
    I'd seen pictures of newbuild blocks of flats that had fallen down, heard about the Chinese obsession with buying new above all else without overmuch regard to quality and their property boom but this links the three together.  
    It's eleven minutes though you'll get the picture in thirty seconds.  It shows incredibly badly built, though superficially attractive, houses that have been thrown up and sold for incredible prices and then either not lived in or only lived in initially and then allowed to fall apart.
    The house they start with looks like it has been abandoned for decades but it is two years' old.
    This video is an awesome window upon a dysfunctional economy IMHO.
     
     
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    Dave Beans reacted to Libspero in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I'm quite keen on the second referendum idea. 
    Just two options though:
    Hard Brexit
    Soft Brexit
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    Dave Beans reacted to eight in Twat of the day.   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from The XYY Man in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    He's trying to convince a girl who he's seeing, to shit on him..
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    Dave Beans reacted to onlyme in Feel Bad Music   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Long time lurking in Bye bye Treason May?   
    It isn't the EEA...nothing like it...Its some fucked up hybrid of something or other..
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    Dave Beans reacted to billfunk in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Steady on there, old chap. I don't agree with him but I don't want to see him chased off here due to hostility. I would rather have dissenting voices than an echo chamber!
    Please reconsider your language.
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    Dave Beans reacted to M S E Refugee in Feel Bad Music   
    Anything by Ed Sheeran.
    I find myself wishing I was both temporarily deaf and blind when he is on TV and the radio is instantly switched off in my Car as soon as his musical dirge is played.
    Fair play to him though he has made a fortune due to the easily pleased tone deaf general public.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from SirGaz in How to deal with a carjacker rule #1   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from SirGaz in How to deal with a carjacker rule #1   
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from billfunk in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
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    Dave Beans reacted to OurDayWillCome in Overrated Design Icons   
    Harley Davidson
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    Dave Beans reacted to Cunning Plan in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    Most women shit on you eventually. He just needs patience.
    (And yes, I did know what you meant).
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in World Cup 2018 - Quarter Finals (includes England!)   
    Why am I not surprised...
    http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/how-switzerland-champions-champions/8149794


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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in World Cup 2018 - Quarter Finals (includes England!)   
    After losing to Russia, when bidding against them for the 2018 World Cup back in 2010, it'll be slightly ironic if we won it in their back yard..
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Caravan Monster in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    The rest will be gone in time, including the likes of Oxford, Sunderland, Ellesmere Port, Luton, Derby, Swindon, and so on..Banking will be fine.  It'll get around it. It always does.
    I absolutely agree with you about MP's not being able to hide between the EU's skirt.  They have allowed policy to become liberally adopted, and no ones bats an eye-lid.
    Third country....a status within the WTO... I see people still looking to spend mega money on housing...a girl at work yesterday was talking about it..I do think "what the fuck are you doing".  Massive waves of negative equity and repossessions will wipe them out in a stroke.. Sod 'em..
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Green Devil in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    I currently see hard Brexit, then third country status.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from DTMark in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    The CAA have said that to develop its its own framework will take years.  Under a hard Brexit, we could go for FAA certification in order to continue flying..
    Global governance has moved on massively over the last forty years.  The EU runs on a treaty based system of law.  When the treaty "runs out" or stops, then so does your access until something else is arranged.  That country then becomes a third country.  Over Brexit, In the EU eyes, the UK wants to diverge.  The UK wants to follow the EU on some things, and not on others.  The single market is underpinned by enforcement mechanisms, which means a plane part in Aberdeen will be made in exactly the same way as a plane part made in Barcelona.  If it is not, then enforcement action by the ECJ is taken, where fines are issued, until this "transgression" is corrected.  In the EEA, this is underpinned by the EFTA Court.  This is how free and frictionless trade trade occurs inside the single market (the customs union eliminates tariffs & rules of origin; the EEA contains many of the roles of the CU).  Outside this, a third country, such as the UK, or Canada, step outside of this framework, checks will need to be made for compliance.  These are typically made at the border.
    The current situation over Brexit, is that Mrs May wants this free and frictionless trade, but does not want to be bound by either the ECJ or EFTA Court, and that they think that goods and services can be split.  The EU will never agree to this.  They see the single market is invisible, where services (be it transport or whatever it is) supports goods. 
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from JackieO in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    The European Union Withdrawal Bill is now law, so I can't see it it myself..