Dave Bloke

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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from LC1 in Zimbabwe goosed   
    In fairness to the Africans they'd probably be living their lives quite happily if Europeans hadn't colonized them.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to spygirl in First gender pay gap now class pay gap   
    Fawcett lobbying for women to be able to ask how much men earn.
    Im sure the reverse applies too ... surely ......
    Ive not a problem with that providing I can find out how many sick days a person has had too.
     
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    Dave Bloke reacted to The Masked Tulip in Bataclan Monday   
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    Dave Bloke reacted to TheBlueCat in People you think are dead, bit are in fact still alive.   
    Norman Tebbit and his wife (the one paralyzed by the IRA in the Brighton hotel bombing).
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from mattydread in Winter car prep done   
    Ok prepped the car for winter this pm. Silicon sprayed the hinges and locks. Waxoyled the running gear and underbody. Put the snow tires on. I think that should do it. Got to get a chip in the window seen to before it grows bigger. Will check the tire pressures during the week.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Wight Flight in Winter car prep done   
    I did qualify my statement with 'as possible'. The definer of possibility being the good Mrs Flight.
    Not needing to go to the office from Jan-March might be my trump card.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from whocares in Winter car prep done   
    Ok prepped the car for winter this pm. Silicon sprayed the hinges and locks. Waxoyled the running gear and underbody. Put the snow tires on. I think that should do it. Got to get a chip in the window seen to before it grows bigger. Will check the tire pressures during the week.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from The Grey Man in Winter car prep done   
    Ok prepped the car for winter this pm. Silicon sprayed the hinges and locks. Waxoyled the running gear and underbody. Put the snow tires on. I think that should do it. Got to get a chip in the window seen to before it grows bigger. Will check the tire pressures during the week.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Winter car prep done   
    Ok prepped the car for winter this pm. Silicon sprayed the hinges and locks. Waxoyled the running gear and underbody. Put the snow tires on. I think that should do it. Got to get a chip in the window seen to before it grows bigger. Will check the tire pressures during the week.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from SpectrumFX in A town called Fishlake   
    Reminds of of a lot of the building in floodplains in the south-east. Clue is the word : flood plain. What to the planning dept. think that means?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Winter car prep done   
    Ok prepped the car for winter this pm. Silicon sprayed the hinges and locks. Waxoyled the running gear and underbody. Put the snow tires on. I think that should do it. Got to get a chip in the window seen to before it grows bigger. Will check the tire pressures during the week.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from mooncat69 in A town called Fishlake   
    Reminds of of a lot of the building in floodplains in the south-east. Clue is the word : flood plain. What to the planning dept. think that means?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from One percent in The normalisation of female obesity   
    I hope she's not about to take a dump there !
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    Dave Bloke reacted to One percent in The GREAT BIG General election thread   
    When you say EUers, is that indigenous EUers or Africans with an EU passport?  The official figures cannot be trusted. 
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Beautiful yet unattractive women   
    I remember her getting her kit off in TCTTHW&HL and there was a gasp from the audience about the acres of cellulite on her arse and legs - the clip is probably on YT somewhere.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to One percent in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    They have very sexy accents though. 
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from The Idiocrat in The normalisation of female obesity   
    I hope she's not about to take a dump there !
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in Ok Boomer   
    The Grant was means tested as well.
    We were so skint at Uni that when it was cold we used to sit around a candle... and when it snowed we used to light it!
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from The Idiocrat in The Wall   
    30 years ago today. The end of history. I had more hair. How were we to know the Wall was actually protecting the west?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from ashestoashes in The Wall   
    I was taking some photos of Stasi HQ in Dresden when a bloke who looked a bit like Putin came out and told me to clear off. He had a Russian accent not German. The seemed to have boiler problems because a lot of black smoke was belching out of the chimney.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to One percent in The first German plane to be downed on English soil, WWII   
    ( the words of group captain Peter Townsend )
    On the morning of the 3rd of February 1940 in a cutting wind, the other pilots in my flight and I, went for our Hurricanes dispersed on the far side of the airfield. Far away at Danby Beacon Radar Station, the duty operator picked up the phone, it was 09.03 – the operator had seen a blip, then another – unidentified aircraft, some 60 miles out to sea, were approaching at 1000 ft.
    Moments later, blue section of 43 Squadron were scrambled and on their way from Acklington airfield to intercept. Myself with Folkes and Sgt Hallowes in my wake – “Vector 190, bandit attacking ship off Whitby – ‘Buster’ – with throttles wide open, racing south at wave top height and spreading into search formation, Hallowes on my left and Folkes on my right.
    Suddenly there it was, a Heinkel just below cloud, ‘Tally-Ho two-o-clock’, banking right in a climbing turn, it came into my sights – I pressed the button – I was firing at Missy, Wilms, Leuschake and Meyer (the names of the Heinkel’s crew) who at Schleswig only a few hours earlier had been shovelling snow and enjoying coffee and sandwiches. It never occurred to me that I was killing men. I only saw a Heinkel with big black crosses on it, but in that Heinkel, Uffz Rudolph Leuschake was already dead, Uffz Johann Meyer, his stomach punctured by bullets was mortally wounded – closing in fast, I passed it as it entered cloud – seconds later Folkes, the Heinkel and I tumbled out of the cloud almost on top of one another, then the German turned shorewards with a trail of smoke behind him and force-landed.

    The Heinkel III was forced to land at Bannial Flat Farm, Whitby, Yorkshire at 0940. It was the first enemy aircraft to crash land in England during World War II, although others had previously been forced down in Scotland. Special Constable Arthur Barrett was the first to arrive, in time to prevent Wilms from burning the confidential papers. Rudolph Leuschake was dead and Johann Meyer was screaming in pain, and would die shortly.  They were later buried at Catterick. Missy was so seriously wounded that one leg was amputated and he was eventually repatriated  to Germany in 1943.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Chewing Grass in The Wall   
    Here is me at a photoshoot in the summer of 1990, they wanted me to jump through the fanny shaped hole 'to freedom' with a look of optimism and youthfulness which I think I captured in this photo I kept.

    Hans Schicklgruber was the photographer and I think he had a thing for me but I wasn't interested.
    God I looked great back then.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Virgil Caine in The Wall   
    Very appropriate symbols.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Chewing Grass in The Wall   
    Its even odder that the family effectively defected from West Germany to East Germany.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from TheBlueCat in The Wall   
    30 years ago today. The end of history. I had more hair. How were we to know the Wall was actually protecting the west?