Libspero

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    Libspero got a reaction from One percent in State Pension - incomplete years   
    Think I must be..
    Just tried jumping through all the hoops to log onto that government webpage and apparently, when I came to create an account, my (passport) records don't match theirs so I can't have one.  Nice.
    That'll be why I still file paper tax returns then..  don't trust government run IT projects 
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    Libspero got a reaction from One percent in State Pension - incomplete years   
    Think I must be..
    Just tried jumping through all the hoops to log onto that government webpage and apparently, when I came to create an account, my (passport) records don't match theirs so I can't have one.  Nice.
    That'll be why I still file paper tax returns then..  don't trust government run IT projects 
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    Libspero got a reaction from One percent in State Pension - incomplete years   
    Think I must be..
    Just tried jumping through all the hoops to log onto that government webpage and apparently, when I came to create an account, my (passport) records don't match theirs so I can't have one.  Nice.
    That'll be why I still file paper tax returns then..  don't trust government run IT projects 
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    Libspero got a reaction from One percent in State Pension - incomplete years   
    Think I must be..
    Just tried jumping through all the hoops to log onto that government webpage and apparently, when I came to create an account, my (passport) records don't match theirs so I can't have one.  Nice.
    That'll be why I still file paper tax returns then..  don't trust government run IT projects 
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    Libspero reacted to Cunning Plan in State Pension - incomplete years   
    I am just going to say I am Windrush generation. They don't seem to hold any NI records on them so will claim full pension.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Burned Out in Proud to be English?   
    The survey results practically spell it out.
    Areas with low population densities are content and happy with their country and way of life.  People who live in areas of high population density and charmless concrete jungles are less content and are no longer proud of where they live.
    Which suggests to me that those who look back nostalgically at "better times" may actually be right.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Burned Out in Proud to be English?   
    The survey results practically spell it out.
    Areas with low population densities are content and happy with their country and way of life.  People who live in areas of high population density and charmless concrete jungles are less content and are no longer proud of where they live.
    Which suggests to me that those who look back nostalgically at "better times" may actually be right.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Burned Out in Proud to be English?   
    The survey results practically spell it out.
    Areas with low population densities are content and happy with their country and way of life.  People who live in areas of high population density and charmless concrete jungles are less content and are no longer proud of where they live.
    Which suggests to me that those who look back nostalgically at "better times" may actually be right.
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    Libspero got a reaction from blobloblob in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Quite interesting interview between Farage and Robert Peston covering Brexit and May:
     
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    Libspero reacted to One percent in Modern Art   
    Shit?  
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    Libspero got a reaction from Mirror Mirror in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Probably a good thing..  we tried to place someone nice / reasonable to negotiate with the EU and they abused it.  Time to take the kid gloves off and put someone like JRM in charge for a bit.. IMHO of course.
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    Libspero got a reaction from blobloblob in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Quite interesting interview between Farage and Robert Peston covering Brexit and May:
     
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    Libspero got a reaction from blobloblob in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Quite interesting interview between Farage and Robert Peston covering Brexit and May:
     
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    Libspero got a reaction from spunko2010 in Return to ToS: Website Improvements   
    It's a shame it has come to this..
    I never had a problem with Bruce or any of the other mods on TOS,  they just ran the place as they saw fit which was their perogative.
    I AM annoyed that Goat had to stir all this up in the first place.  I hope all concerned will realise none of it is worth the agro and just let it blow over. Both ToS and DOSBODs are good in their own way.
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    Libspero reacted to JackieO in Upskirting   
    Upskirting another irrelevant distraction from TPTB. 
    Fair play to the Conservative MP who went WTF
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    Libspero got a reaction from spunko2010 in Return to ToS: Website Improvements   
    It's a shame it has come to this..
    I never had a problem with Bruce or any of the other mods on TOS,  they just ran the place as they saw fit which was their perogative.
    I AM annoyed that Goat had to stir all this up in the first place.  I hope all concerned will realise none of it is worth the agro and just let it blow over. Both ToS and DOSBODs are good in their own way.
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    Libspero got a reaction from spunko2010 in Return to ToS: Website Improvements   
    It's a shame it has come to this..
    I never had a problem with Bruce or any of the other mods on TOS,  they just ran the place as they saw fit which was their perogative.
    I AM annoyed that Goat had to stir all this up in the first place.  I hope all concerned will realise none of it is worth the agro and just let it blow over. Both ToS and DOSBODs are good in their own way.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Banning pavement parking   
    There’s different views but IMO it’s largely common sense.  Parking a bit on the pavement is helpful to road users and incommodes pedestrians..  so you are trying to strike a balance between the two.
    On our road I will park slightly on the pavement because we are the only house in the street with small kids and nobody has a wheel chair. We leave enough space that pedestrians can comfortably pass, and move far enough out of the road to improve visibility so drivers can more easily see what is coming the other way.
    This law would make our road slightly less safe for the benefit of nobody.  In other circumstances it may be the opposite.  
    My gut overall feeling is.. if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
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    Libspero reacted to Happy Renting in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    I don't know any jokes to make you all laugh today.
    So in the spirit of the thread title, you can all fuck off.
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    Libspero got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Threatening neighbour - advice needed   
    How long has it been going on for?
    My first thought is just to ignore it for a while..  jilted lover..  bit of a tiff going on..  he'll eventually get the message and it will all blow over.  
    If it goes on for more than, say, 6 months then I'd be more inclined to get involved,  either by having a word with the girl or speaking to the police. I don't imagine there's probably a lot that the police will do though to be honest,  unless she takes out some sort of restraining order against him.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Banning pavement parking   
    There’s different views but IMO it’s largely common sense.  Parking a bit on the pavement is helpful to road users and incommodes pedestrians..  so you are trying to strike a balance between the two.
    On our road I will park slightly on the pavement because we are the only house in the street with small kids and nobody has a wheel chair. We leave enough space that pedestrians can comfortably pass, and move far enough out of the road to improve visibility so drivers can more easily see what is coming the other way.
    This law would make our road slightly less safe for the benefit of nobody.  In other circumstances it may be the opposite.  
    My gut overall feeling is.. if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Great Guy's "sort your plastic shit out" thread   
    Haven’t they discovered bacteria that can break down some plastics now?  Strikes me it’s more sensible to find a solution to the recycling / disposal problem than just stop using plastic altogether.
     https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/plastic-eating-bacteria-chemist-science-pollution-pet-recycling-a8311811.html
    We need a drive to promote bacteria soluble plastics in all packaging applications then just fund massive digesters to recycle the nations waste.
    Saves trees too
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    Libspero got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Threatening neighbour - advice needed   
    How long has it been going on for?
    My first thought is just to ignore it for a while..  jilted lover..  bit of a tiff going on..  he'll eventually get the message and it will all blow over.  
    If it goes on for more than, say, 6 months then I'd be more inclined to get involved,  either by having a word with the girl or speaking to the police. I don't imagine there's probably a lot that the police will do though to be honest,  unless she takes out some sort of restraining order against him.
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    Libspero got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Threatening neighbour - advice needed   
    How long has it been going on for?
    My first thought is just to ignore it for a while..  jilted lover..  bit of a tiff going on..  he'll eventually get the message and it will all blow over.  
    If it goes on for more than, say, 6 months then I'd be more inclined to get involved,  either by having a word with the girl or speaking to the police. I don't imagine there's probably a lot that the police will do though to be honest,  unless she takes out some sort of restraining order against him.
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    Libspero got a reaction from SirGaz in RNLI dodgy politics   
    They need to insist that everyone in the organisation has 100% cross functional training.. and send some of these precious pigeon managers out on a lifeboat in the middle of a storm for training.  Preferably in January or February.  Every year.
    Unfortunately this all seems symptomatic of an organisation with too much money to waste..  managers awarding themselves huge salaries while hiring pointless staff and launching new initiatives to justify their own jobs and pay increases while completely losing sight of the actual need and purpose of the organisation.