whitevanman

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    whitevanman reacted to snaga in Sensible lightweight motorbike suggestions   
    Clocked my first 1000 miles this weekend, still loving it, wind & rain not enough to stop me
    Went for a free introductory observed ride with a IAM , I half expected to be told to give up and go back to the car, but actually got some positive feedback, he thinks I'll only need 5 or 6 observed rides before being ready for test. Going to sign up in the new year.
    Also signed up for the police BikeSafe training, but have to wait until April for that.
     
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    whitevanman reacted to Dave Bloke in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Teddy Bear or Doll? Standard practice at Sky and the So-Called BBC.
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    whitevanman got a reaction from twocents in The dangers of smart motorways   
    When he demographic transition of the UK is complete we will have a driving conditions resembling those of Zimbabwe, Syria and India, just with more rain and snow.
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    whitevanman got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Grand Canyon   
    There's always area 51, it's definitely not touristy. You're definitely get a friendly  welcome and there's some interesting nuclear bomb test sites to visit, you could try trekking to the bottom of the craters. Some people stay forever.
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    whitevanman reacted to Chewing Grass in The dangers of smart motorways   
    The economy is GDP and GDP is everything, literally.
    Your tax is GDP, sitting in a queue burning petrol is GDP, setting fire to your neighbours house is GDP.
    GDP is seriously dodgy stuff as you don't actually need to create goods and services to boost the stats.
    In fact making people sit around doing less productive things is seriously good for the economy in the West (not Africa or India) its what the welfare state was invented for.
    https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-gdp-definition-of-gross-domestic-product-3306038
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    whitevanman got a reaction from One percent in prince to wed   
    Watching as the nation burns? Or maybe it's watching as the royals burn? 
    Either way it's not very festive.
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    whitevanman got a reaction from One percent in Bank notes not celebrating diversity   
    I don't think the social justice crowd will like diverse banknotes as much as they imagine they will.
     

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    whitevanman reacted to Bedrag Justesen in The dangers of smart motorways   
    One argument for having a more powerful car was to have more acceleration.
    Drivers used to talk about their 2.0l Ford Cortina giving them an 'edge'.
    What power ? 100bhp maybe 110bhp, together with maybe 99lbft of torque. A fairly light car compared to today, a tin can, with disc brakes on the front, drum brakes rear, no ABS. Narrow 165/175 maybe 185 section tyres on 13" wheels, no traction control. A 4 speed gearbox.
    Compared to average small cars and vans, typical trucks, a 2.0l Cortina would enable overtaking quite easily, maybe they would be travelling along at 40/50/60mph, struggle up inclines, you could put your foot down and pass them safely without breaking the speed limit.
    These days the equivalent 2.0l turbo-diesel has around 140bhp and 236lbft of torque.
    Now because of average speed cameras, Go Safe mobile camera vans, fixed camera, and campaigns such as Operation Darwin whereby areas are blitzed by multiples of police patrols, stopping drivers for speeding, checking for M.O.T., insurance, licence restrictions, drink or drug driving, and Operation Snap, whereby dash-cam footage may be uploaded directly to police if speeding or other 'bad' driving is recorded, almost everybody drives in a convoy, half asleep.
    All bunched up.
    Your 2.0l turbo-diesel is no benefit whatsoever, everybody is driving along at the 'usually recently lowered' speed limit, even the unbroken white lines where drivers safely overtook slower cars for decades have been replaced by solid white lines. We now have marked and unmarked police patrols looking for drivers overtaking on these new safer double white line roads. You can't put your foot down to pass because you will immediately break the speed limit, risking a fine, penalty points, court, imprisonment, and being publicised in the media.
    There are now more accidents, more serious injuries and fatalities on North Wales roads than ever before. What has been achieved compared to before when drivers more or less travelled at their own speed, finding their own space ? Revenue.
    Meanwhile a section of the community, drives around in 300bhp cars, without licences, without insurance, having taken drugs or alcohol, racing in the streets of towns and cities, and our police turn a blind eye.
    It's complete bollocks.  
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    whitevanman reacted to Hail the Tripod in School Spyware Now Videos / Photographs Kids In Their Homes   
    One of my favourite headlines from The Register was: “Government incompetence, the true safeguard of our civil liberties.”
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    whitevanman got a reaction from One percent in Bank notes not celebrating diversity   
    We'll be trillionaires
     

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    whitevanman got a reaction from One percent in Bank notes not celebrating diversity   
    I don't think the social justice crowd will like diverse banknotes as much as they imagine they will.
     

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    whitevanman reacted to Fischer in Bank notes not celebrating diversity   
    Surely it would be on this note.
     

    She was told she could be on the fiver or the next one up which was double that value.
    She replied "OK, I'll be on the thirteen pound note".
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    whitevanman reacted to SNACR in Bank notes not celebrating diversity   
    I vote for Lenny Henry for his significant contributions to the budget hotel advertising industry.
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    whitevanman got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in OMG the bad man hurt my feelings   
    Twitter is run by SJWs for SJWs, there's almost no rational thought on there. They've chased away and banned normal people off the platform. It's become an exclusive leftie echo chamber where they can all gather together and reinforce and amplify their worldview to the point of absurdity. The bitterness and hatred on there is truly something to behold, but that's the tolerant left for you.
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    whitevanman got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in OMG the bad man hurt my feelings   
    Twitter is run by SJWs for SJWs, there's almost no rational thought on there. They've chased away and banned normal people off the platform. It's become an exclusive leftie echo chamber where they can all gather together and reinforce and amplify their worldview to the point of absurdity. The bitterness and hatred on there is truly something to behold, but that's the tolerant left for you.
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    whitevanman reacted to The XYY Man in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    Just a quick "fuck off" to all of those who said my dyslexia would prevent me from ever earning a living with my poetry.
    So far, I've sold ten plates, two jugs and a vase...

     
    XYY
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    whitevanman reacted to One percent in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
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    whitevanman got a reaction from UmBongo in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    One for XYY
     
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    whitevanman reacted to eight in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Last week's Holby City featured probably the only gay/austistic double wedding in British history.
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    whitevanman reacted to Austin Allegro in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Hilarious section on some R4 prog the other night, about artificial intelligence.
    Some woman was in a state of shock because Amazon's HR department had run some AI programme about what type of workers are the most reliable, and it came out that they were white, middle aged religious men.
    She was really up in arms about it, saying that's why we can't trust AI because it will come out with 'prejudiced' answers!
    Silly bint obviously has no idea why there is a concept called the 'Protestant work ethic'.
     
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    whitevanman got a reaction from ashestoashes in Interesting. Listen and learn.   
    Erm... what's the trivium? 

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    whitevanman got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Bull terriers, they're so sweet. Anyone can have one.   
    How the fuck did he get a visa and how much has that lot cost the British taxpayer? 
    Ship 'em out.
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    whitevanman reacted to Virgil Caine in OMG the bad man hurt my feelings   
    Top tip for discomforting SJW is to brush up on the vocabulary of Marxism Leninism of the Cold War era and to spew that back at them.
    Accuse them of being revanchist liberal puppets of globalist American imperialism and enemies of the working class or some other bollox. Back in the day different strands of communism developed some quite esoteric language for insulting each other particularly when the Russians and Chinese fell out with each other in the 1960's and spent most of the time purging each other's cadres
    Incidentally, I have been reading up of the Vietnam war lately and one of the things that is noticeable is how much the Stalinist leaders of the communist North such as Le Tuan despised the American anti war liberals who slavishly promoted their cause from the mid 1960s. God knows what they would have thought about the current SJW crowd.
    BTW Jo Cox pronouncements on Syria show that she was very much on the side of revanchist globalist imperialism so if the hat fits use it.
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    whitevanman got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in OMG the bad man hurt my feelings   
    Twitter is run by SJWs for SJWs, there's almost no rational thought on there. They've chased away and banned normal people off the platform. It's become an exclusive leftie echo chamber where they can all gather together and reinforce and amplify their worldview to the point of absurdity. The bitterness and hatred on there is truly something to behold, but that's the tolerant left for you.
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    whitevanman got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in OMG the bad man hurt my feelings   
    Twitter is run by SJWs for SJWs, there's almost no rational thought on there. They've chased away and banned normal people off the platform. It's become an exclusive leftie echo chamber where they can all gather together and reinforce and amplify their worldview to the point of absurdity. The bitterness and hatred on there is truly something to behold, but that's the tolerant left for you.