French bean

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  1. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    Not just the far left but the far right also. Then you have the religeous Zealot's, anything that doesn't fit their interpretation of the Bible is to be damned. So again it's a lose -lose.
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    No I won't be, I won't be able to afford the Daisies under a future Tory Government.
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    And what have the Tories done for us? Stitched us up. Apart from that what have the Tories done for us? Gave us two massive recessions through deregulating everything. Yeh apart from that, just what have the Tories done for us? Deregulated employment law so that a lot of us are on shitty employment contracts, watered down our employment rights. Yeh yeh, so apart from being stitched, shitty employment rights, sold off the family silver, deregulated everything and 2 massive recessions, just what have the Tories given us? Oh well if you put it like that, nothing for us but loads for the Americans and Chinese.  
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Erm.... How long have I got?
  5. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    But that is what so many Transmen are. If anyone of influence such as JK Rowling or Martina Navratolova have come out supporting that thinking they have been hounded, shouted down, threatened with violence and with some their families threatened. Bet you knew that already.
  6. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    Well from what I know, Richard is very liked as a name however Dick not so much because of it's connotations such as Dickhead or because of Dick van Dyke. Terrible Cockney accent.
  7. Is this a Scam

    what you sometimes find is that scammers hide behind a legitimate business to give themselves credibility. I checked out their website and all does seem legit - on their website. However as a form of fundraising it's still something I disagree with.
  8. Is this a Scam

    Unfortunately required signing for. Didn't have my glasses on me so couldn't read the sender's detail and I wasn't sure if my wife had ordered something in my name.
  9. Is this a Scam

    Yes, my wife thinks it's a deliberate ploy to send these things across borders because some people may baulk at the thought and cost of sending them back so will happily accept them without realising there may be an invoice on the way.
  10. Is this a Scam

    A candle and some cinnamon scented stuff according to the delivery note. Didn't bother unpacking them. There was also a bill for 28.00GBP.
  11. Is this a Scam

    Returned with the wrong sender's (My) address. The Lady in the Post Office asked me if I would accept the packet back if there was a problem with delivery. 3 guesses what my reply was.
  12. Why are you happy today?

    Nice one.
  13. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    I think it was Churchill who said " there are lies, damn lies and statistics"   With any survey you need to look at who carried out the research and who paid for it.
  14. Christmas presents

    Well, I received an expensive watch from a resident in the Care Home I work in, he's virtually paralysed from the waist down after an accident and he speaks good English so we tend to discuss current affairs when I help him. As I say it's not so much about the receiving of pressies, more that someone thinks enough of you and I tell my daughter Christmas is about giving not receiving. After all JC gave everything for us as the stories go.
  15. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    There should be equal rights for everybody irrespective of race, colour or preference. What we are finding now though is that a very vocal minority in the LGBTQ community are actually attacking ordinary everyday people who are not extremists or anti gay or whatever but believe that their own views and positions on being a woman is being undermined. The amount of influence and power this minority has seems to be totally out of proportion to the number of them. And if a woman feels uncomfortable by having someone who says they identify as a woman coming into the changing rooms with them or their daughter, then they should be allowed to say so without being attacked and an alternative set up made. Women have the right to be women and should not be attacked because they believe in biological females born as such are truly women.
  16. Why are you unhappy today?

    Sounds like my mother
  17. Why are you unhappy today?

    That is just nasty and perhaps vindictive. I expect when your daughter is older, she will be pretty pissed off with her mother. Did she give a reason why?
  18. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    Dinosaur, you are so out of touch.
  19. All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Grounded

    A little story about the Hercules C130, RAF C1. Some were extended by I think 15' by fitting two plugs in the fuselage, 1 fore and 1 aft of the wing. This caused two problems, first was when they did palletised air drops. Because of the extra length of the fuselage, the last pallet of the drop moved through the fuselage so fast that before the pallet left the fuselage, it was airborne and risked damaging the inside of the fuselage. The newer C130J's bought by the RAF are standard length without the extra plugs. The second problem was on take-off. When the aircraft is rotated nose up to gain height, the back end naturally goes down, pivot point being centre of gravity / centre of pressure, I forget which but it's where the  the main wing is. Again with the stretched aircraft, if a pilot rotated too much, the rear end would slam into the runway on take-off. The urinal dischargers were at that point - two little pipes that point backwards out of the skin and these were often broken off.   Not as dangerous as the present Boeing system but a clear example of what goes wrong when new modifications aren't thought through properly.
  20. All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Grounded

    It's not the balance of the engines, it's the diameter that causes the problem because they would hang too low if fitted as previous engines were. It needs a complete new wing assembly and then fuselage design so that the wings are higher and the engines naturally are. That would mean a complete new aircraft which would take years to develop. But Boeing went for the cheap and quick option of software controlling the flying controls. They also didn't want to lose ground to Airbus.
  21. Brexit: The fallout

    It went on tax cuts for those who didn't actually need them. Most of that money is now lounging in an offshore account in a Tax haven
  22. All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Grounded

    No, it's a damage limitation exercise and a distraction. The same guys who managed the project and the same accountants and the same shareholders are still there. Boeing won't change until the whole ethos of the business changes and starts with a change in the mission statement and people with real conviction being put in charge. I hold my breath.   Edit: David Calhoun, Boeing's current chairman, will take over as chief executive and president from 13 January.  So more of the same please.
  23. President Donald J. Trump

    You really can't make it up can you. That guy's going to keep psychiatry undergraduates busy for many years to come.
  24. Need legal advice for my friend

    From which asian country is he from?
  25. One of those guys you remember watching but can't quite place.