Virgil Caine

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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from shindigger in 5g and Bristol University suicides   
    Maybe it is because Clifton Suspension bridge is so close to the University
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5686361/Bristol-engineering-student-Alex-Elsmore-falls-Clifton-Suspension-Bridge-death.html
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from shindigger in 5g and Bristol University suicides   
    Maybe it is because Clifton Suspension bridge is so close to the University
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5686361/Bristol-engineering-student-Alex-Elsmore-falls-Clifton-Suspension-Bridge-death.html
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from shindigger in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Congratulations to Treason May for coming up with an endless series of Brexit scenarios each of which is worse than the previous one and all of which are worse than simply leaving to the WTO or Remaining. That shows a degree of uselessness at its finest. All of this needless to say facilitated by her throwing away her party's absolute Parliamentary majority in 2017 on a vanity General Election.
    BTW my personal view on the Irish border is that we simply offer free trade and movement for EU citizens  for 3 years postBrexit to the EU without conditions with the proviso that at the end of the period if it has not been reciprocated we can impose tariff and controls. That would mean it would be up to the EU and the Irish government to put up customs posts etc said on the day we leave thereby meaning they would be the ones breaching the Good Friday Agreement.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from twocents in Another example of refusing to face reality   
    I don't get paid the same money as some black footballer hoofing a bit of leather round a field in the EPL. Where is the justice in that. 
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Salisbury house price collapse confimed   
    The next shoe to fall for Salisbury home owners is when the Saudi's open a Consulate there.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from montecristo in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    Bickering about the Irish border is a well known harbinger of World War
    The British Cabinet were poring over maps of the godforsaken region when the Serbian crisis of 1914 blew up
    Winston Churchill later recalled how they had ‘toiled around the muddy byways of Fermanagh and Tyrone’ in search of solutions. Then ‘the quiet grave tones of [the Foreign Secretary] Sir Edward Grey’s voice were heard reading a document which had just been brought to him… It was the Austrian note to Serbia [the ultimatum following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand]… As the reading proceeded it seemed absolutely impossible that any State in the world could accept it, or that any acceptance… would satisfy the aggressor. The parishes of Fermanagh and Tyrone faded back into the mists and squalls of Ireland, and a strange light began immediately, but by perceptible gradations, to fall and grow upon the map of Europe.’
     
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    Virgil Caine reacted to Turned Out Nice Again in Hot Bogging   
    That's just what I was thinking. What a lot of Jessies we have here!
    For the record, I have no problems whatsoever with sitting on a (dry) public toilet seat, although I will give it wipe around with a bit of paper first, esp. at the front. 
    "Hovering" and toilet-paper barriers are strictly for the ladies (and Millennials).
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from the gardener in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    A large amount Irelands food  exports to Europe go via road through England to Holland for processing so it makes sod all difference where they draw the f*****g borders.
    In fact Ireland and the Netherlands are two countries that are going to be impacted most by Brexit whichever way it goes.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from onlyme in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    Britain joined the Common Market in 1973 at the same time as Ireland.
    The Good Friday Agreement was in 1998.
    So for a quarter of a century the UK being in a Brussels run European organisation made sod all difference to the Troubles. In fact I think it was the Yanks not the Europeans who brokered the deal.
    I think people have lost all grasp of chronology.
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from onlyme in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    Britain joined the Common Market in 1973 at the same time as Ireland.
    The Good Friday Agreement was in 1998.
    So for a quarter of a century the UK being in a Brussels run European organisation made sod all difference to the Troubles. In fact I think it was the Yanks not the Europeans who brokered the deal.
    I think people have lost all grasp of chronology.
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from onlyme in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    Britain joined the Common Market in 1973 at the same time as Ireland.
    The Good Friday Agreement was in 1998.
    So for a quarter of a century the UK being in a Brussels run European organisation made sod all difference to the Troubles. In fact I think it was the Yanks not the Europeans who brokered the deal.
    I think people have lost all grasp of chronology.
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from onlyme in Over the Border (Brexit thread)   
    Britain joined the Common Market in 1973 at the same time as Ireland.
    The Good Friday Agreement was in 1998.
    So for a quarter of a century the UK being in a Brussels run European organisation made sod all difference to the Troubles. In fact I think it was the Yanks not the Europeans who brokered the deal.
    I think people have lost all grasp of chronology.
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from wherebee in The left are literally going to lose their shit   
    Have an upvote for a superb bus spotting thread hijack.
    The language of buses has a a beauty and syntax all of its own.

     
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    Virgil Caine reacted to SNACR in The left are literally going to lose their shit   
    What make and model of bus?
    I'm sort of now visualising a DAF chassis based single deck bus from Hungarian manufacturer Ikarus. Fairly common here in the nineties 
    dj
    A highlight of the second Bourne movie was the brief appearance of one of the many same variants in service in Moscow

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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from whocares in Numberphile   
    Years ago as a humble Inland Revenue employee I dealt with two London Provincial Tax Districts. These offices were created in the 1960s as a part of a policy of moving civil servants out of the capital. One of the consequences was southerners had a lot of communication with Scottish Revenue employees. This was not too much problem with LP25 based in Edinburgh where the staff sounded like extras from the Life of Miss Jean Brodie. Sadly that was not the case with LP20 in Glasgow where they all had dialects like people rejected from Rab C Nesbitt because their elocution was so poor. They all had an uncanny resemblance to the characters from Stanley Baxters Parliamo Glasgow sketches
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Carl Fimble in No beer tomorrow   
    Ugh.  Lazy is the kindest thing to say about that article
    The Guardian dont even make the pretence of serious journalism any more. 
    Just another piece of academic 'research' (or should that be soothsaying ),  dressed up with a bit of topicality, masquerading as news.
    Anyway no worries for cider drinkers then
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    An  Corbyn led Labour and UK is not on the list of BBC approved scenarios. For all his faults he is an economic as well as a cultural Marxist and the former is strictly verboten among those who control news output.
    The So-Called BBC  are basically selling the Nu Lab or pro EU Tory supporters line with lots of globalism, multinational corporatism and plenty of expensive wars for "freedom and democracy" that usually kill poor foreigners, produces millions of refugees, increased illegal immigration, spiralling asylum requests and  and lead to more terrorist attacks in the UK. It is all wrapped up in PC and SJW language to suggest they deeply care about the young, poor and disadvantaged but the reality is the organisation now has a heart of flint. It now rarely ventures outside its core brief and almost never joins the dots between low wages, immigration, soaring debt, high house prices etc in its reporting. The recent report on life expectancy in Stockton on Tees was a rare exception but that just scratched the surface and I got the distinct impression that the So-Called BBC team approached the issue as if they were reporting from the Congo  In fact I suspect the So-Called BBC feel a lot more comfortable covering Africa than the UK. You can see the trend in the upcoming plethora of programs about India and Pakistan that the the So-Called BBC have lined up for the next fortnight. Obviously highly fascinating for the young middle class British Asians that make up an increasing number of BBC employees but of purely historical interest to most white Britons and of zero relevance to many other immigrants from Poland, Romania and elsewhere
    Given that their reporting just ignores all the major concerns of much of society it is hardly surprising that people are turning off in droves 
     
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from whocares in Numberphile   
    Years ago as a humble Inland Revenue employee I dealt with two London Provincial Tax Districts. These offices were created in the 1960s as a part of a policy of moving civil servants out of the capital. One of the consequences was southerners had a lot of communication with Scottish Revenue employees. This was not too much problem with LP25 based in Edinburgh where the staff sounded like extras from the Life of Miss Jean Brodie. Sadly that was not the case with LP20 in Glasgow where they all had dialects like people rejected from Rab C Nesbitt because their elocution was so poor. They all had an uncanny resemblance to the characters from Stanley Baxters Parliamo Glasgow sketches
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Carl Fimble in No beer tomorrow   
    Ugh.  Lazy is the kindest thing to say about that article
    The Guardian dont even make the pretence of serious journalism any more. 
    Just another piece of academic 'research' (or should that be soothsaying ),  dressed up with a bit of topicality, masquerading as news.
    Anyway no worries for cider drinkers then
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from Carl Fimble in No beer tomorrow   
    Ugh.  Lazy is the kindest thing to say about that article
    The Guardian dont even make the pretence of serious journalism any more. 
    Just another piece of academic 'research' (or should that be soothsaying ),  dressed up with a bit of topicality, masquerading as news.
    Anyway no worries for cider drinkers then
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from JFK in John Major Putting riots in the minds of people   
    John Major is a man who has sex with Edwina Currie.
     
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from shindigger in Where's Jamal?   
    That article us well worth reading and book marking. The bits about Kashoggi having the dirt on 911 is particularly interesting. Lots of people would want to shut his mouth permanently on that topic and not just in the Arab world
    Ironically, I think if Kashoggi  had been advocating topless go go dancers parading on the streets of Riyadh he would still be alive as that sort of thinking would have been seen as no real threat to the House of Saud. Western liberals just cant get their head round the fact that their thinking about the Middle East is a million miles from the brutal reality. MBS, Sisi, Erdogan,  Assad etc are all variations on a theme. We should not judge them on whether they fulfil some idealised model of government but more on the degree of threat they pose to us.
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    Virgil Caine got a reaction from shindigger in Where's Jamal?   
    That article us well worth reading and book marking. The bits about Kashoggi having the dirt on 911 is particularly interesting. Lots of people would want to shut his mouth permanently on that topic and not just in the Arab world
    Ironically, I think if Kashoggi  had been advocating topless go go dancers parading on the streets of Riyadh he would still be alive as that sort of thinking would have been seen as no real threat to the House of Saud. Western liberals just cant get their head round the fact that their thinking about the Middle East is a million miles from the brutal reality. MBS, Sisi, Erdogan,  Assad etc are all variations on a theme. We should not judge them on whether they fulfil some idealised model of government but more on the degree of threat they pose to us.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to man o' the year in Dodge that looks too good to be true turns out to be too good to be true.   
    A scam born out of a perceived unfairness. Spend a lifetime building up savings and buy your own home and then be shafted by the government for care costs in comparison to the feckless and squanderers. It is no wonder that there is desperation to protect assets when both parents and their off spring see they have no chance to keep inheritances and see what others get away with. This is just another symptom of those on benefits being better off than those who work and pay their way.
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    Virgil Caine reacted to stokiescum in Where's Jamal?   
    who gives a fuck if they made him into a keebab and sold him to the locals,its 1 person dead sad for friends and family agreed.however lets look at the bigger picture how many did blair send to die and how many hundreds of thousands died in the aftermath....i think its time to quote stalin but i cant be arsed