I see lots of familiarname from 10 years ago
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I see lots of familiarname from 10 years ago
FFS.. that was totslly out of order.
It is going to cause you upset, and they can't have considered how Celyn was going to respond.
If Darren really wants to resume contact than this has to be agreed with you, and an intermediary may be needed to open discussions so that you can talk to him whn you are ready.
Thinking of you lovely
Go for it.. it's fun and quite easy to get a licence with the new structure.
I got mine 31 years ago (eek!)
Ta very much folks
I went down to sign the contract and finalise details yesterday.
I'm doing the first couple of weeks fom next Monday part time, mainly in Essex, then I move into house share in East London on Aug 16th.
It is all going so fast.
Interview to contract signed in less tahn 2 weeks.
I've been offered a job in London starting almost immediately and I have accepted the offer.
It has been 3 months of not working.. the only time I have ever been out of work.
It is a Technical Management role for a waste treatment / recycling company.
This is a new business within an established company and involves taking contaminated soils brownfield sites and making them safe and suitable to use for construction purposes.
Initially I'm going to based in Charlton in SE London.
I'm planning to live in a shared house with friends near Stratford in East London for the first few weeks until I find somewhere for the longer term
This is going to be a major change.. I'm going to very busy!
I would definitely not advocate the use of Petrol indoors.
White Spirit is quite good for removing bituminous deposits and is safer than many alternatives.
A domestic cream cleaner uses a mild abrasive and that may be worth trying for the white stains. Lots of elbow grease required though.
I do love the idea of international conglomerate Unilever stuffing the BNP.
A couple of comments..
Using 2.5mm wire in combination with the fine wire on the LEDs could make it difficult to get a secure grip in the screw connectors. make sure everything is secure once the screws are tichened as you don't want anything working loose.
Different colours of LED require different voltages amd require the current to be controlled.
This is addressed by the dropper resistor so you should get adequate life. Blue and white LEDs require about 3.5 volts, so 75% of the power consumed is actually going into the resistor as heat.
Normal lighting arrangements would have several LEDs in series with one dropper resistor resulting in higher efficiency.
Tent - Check
Sleeping Bag - Check
Beer - Check
UN Peacekeeping Force - on their way
and... just found out we have Katie coming as well:panic:
Well... at the moment I think that Nick has got Dave by the balls.
The Tories will be happy to press ahead with the things that they agree with the LibDems on which probably isn't a bad thing.
They were diametrically opposed on some points, so whether there is going to be a compromise, or whether the coalition will crumble when they get to points of dispute.
The danger is that being in power becomes too addictive for the LibDems and they effectively get absorbed by the Tories.
I think we are going to be living in interesting times!
Average Speed check cameras are very effective in bringing down speeds through roadworks and in the other areas that they are in use.
The traditional fixed cameras are nowhere near as effective as many drivers drive as fast as they want, then brake through the detection zone of the camera.
I don't think it is unreasonble to have a system that enforces speed limits that are appropriate to the particular road.
However... how are such systems going to work with the main risk on the road... that is unisured / untaxed vehicles and unlicensed drivers?
Many police vehicles are now fitted with ANPR systems that can identify the vehicle registration details. This does seem some thing of a Big Brother approach, but is it unreasonble to enforce licensing reglations ?
it has finally happened....
Nearly 18 months on, I finally get to leave at the end of this month.
It's a beautiful day (Hey Hey)
The sun is shining....
Who want to be at work.
I'm feeling rather demob happy today, pleased that the shit is over.
I'l have more time to visit hippies...
You have been warned!
Can now be closed
This may be a long shot but there is a quantity of boxes that need moving from North Devon to Derbyshire.
I don't have the time to hire a van to sort this out so I though I would offer this opportunity for a van owner to earn some cash.
PM me if you are interested
oooooh if you end up going for any down my way let me know, i HAVE to see this at some stage and have just purchased THE perfect outfit to wear for the occasion ,lol
Unfortunately nothing in Essex at the moment.. but if you can get to Cambridge... I quite fancy that one!
I've dusted off this thread as the tour continues through to this summer.
I went to to Birmingham, Windsor and Manchester last year and Wolverhampton last week.
I'm currently trying to decide where to go next.
Rocky Horror Company
Mar 1 - 6
TORQUAY - PRINCESS THEATRE
0844 847 2315 www.princesstheatre.org.uk
Mar 8 - 13
CARDIFF - NEW THEATRE
029 2087 8889 www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
Mar 22 - 27
SHEFFIELD - LYCEUM THEATRE
0114 249 6000 www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Mar 29 - 3 Apr
BELFAST - GRAND OPERA HOUSE
028 9024 1919 www.goh.co.uk
Apr 12 - 17
HULL -NEW THEATRE
01482 226655 www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre
Apr 19 - 24
NORTHAMPTON - ROYAL & DERNGATE
01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Apr 26 - 1 May
PLYMOUTH - THEATRE ROYAL
01752 267222 www.theatreroyal.com
May 3 - 8
CAMBRIDGE - CORN EXCHANGE
01223 357851 www.cornex.co.uk
May 10 - 15
DARLINGTON - CIVIC THEATRE
01325 486 555 www.darlingtonarts.co.uk
May 17 - 22
SOUTHSEA - KINGS THEATRE
02392 828282 www.kings-southsea.com
May 24 - 29
NOTTINGHAM - ROYAL CENTRE
0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk/
May 31 - 5 Jun
OXFORD - NEW THEATRE
0844 847 1585 www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk
Jun 7 - 12
NORWICH - THEATRE ROYAL
01603 630000 www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Jun 14 - 19
SUNDERLAND - EMPIRE
0844 8472499 www.sunderlandempire.org.uk
Jun 21 - 26
EDINBURGH - PLAYHOUSE
0844 847 1660 www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Jun 28 -3 Jul
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE
01224 641122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
Jul 5 - 10
BRISTOL - HIPPODROME
0844 847 2325 www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk
This is the only statistic which means anything here! 69% of people have not given their support. By any true democratic interpretation of this result the vote is null and void, the electorate need to be canvassed and interviewed on an individual level and most certainly given the chance to vote for either someone who they want (50% + of the voters actually voting the same way)
Or their result should be returned to parliament as a unanimous abstention. This ward returns no candidate so another by election needs to be held once we are sure that people are being given the options they want.
I would most certainly be sending a letter of non-recognition to the supposed "winner" if I lived there.
Any parliamentary vote in this country will be a waste of time if for one it is not considered null and void without a much higher turn out (most candidates gaining 50% + of their voters actually voting for them). For another thing the voteing slips need to have an option of "not by the current system of voting and parliament"
I vote for local administration, food mile taxation and proportional representation at local and national level... Someone please tell me where to put my mark?... please...? Where???...
It makes no difference which of the major parties get voted in in the next election, they are all working to the same agenda now.
They had a local Independent, UKIP and LibDem candidates who along with the conservatives polled only a tiny percentage of the vote so there was some choice.
Unfortunately local elections rarely attract much support from the electorate. Is this really a "protest non-vote" or just plain apathy.
Turnout in this by-election was actually up a little on last year when about 25% voted.
I cerainly see the small slump in the BNP vote as a good thing as this is a target area for them.
Its not a matter of ownership, but of longterm investment in the community. Someone who invests a great deal (and I dont mean cash, but resources, time and risk in general) into a community has a lot to lose and so will be better motivated to protect it.
This doesnt mean they will necessarily have the skills to do so, but they will be well placed to hire someone who does.
It hinges on what you mean by professional and amateur; professional is simply about being paid, whilst amateurs do it for love (amour-teur). It used to be recognised that the amateur was often better than the professional because they worked from love of the subject matter rather than financial reward.....but with the rise of the middleclass (with its capitalist origins) as the new ruling class, the term "amateur" became a perjorative whilst the "professional" was placed on the pedestal.
I have no problem with dedicated soldiers, or at least a dedicated full-time officer corps would probably be better, but I do have problems with a mercenary/professional soldiery; as that creates a standing army and the power of standing armies is so often abused. Perhaps the best option would be a retained (or of independent means) full-time peer-recognised officer corps in each county; responsible for training and leading a militia.
That's why I made reference to the TA as a possible model - semi-professional soldiers, including officers.
I think that in many cases the county is too small a unit for successful organisation, and traditional rivalries may interfere with effective co-operation, the next county is often the "Back of the Map" and a bitter rival. If it is to effectively defend the country it needs to be organised on a larger scale, rather than just defending their own doorstep. x
Having a national standing army or even a national militia with nothing to do does potentially run the risk that they would want to take control of running the country if they disagree with the leadership.
There a a fair few examples in recent European history of successful or attempted military coups.
A regional structure, with effective national co-ordination may be the best compromise.
ooooops sorry I've done it again run my mouth for no reason on stuff I really don't give a shit about ,I must stop doing that.
Going back to the ongoing militia discussion....
Just because you own half of Cornwall does not make you fit to govern a nation, or to lead an army.
If there were to be some kind of armed local defence force, it would need well trained forces, which is leaning towards the semi-professional volunteer soldier... more like the TA rather than an armed rabble.
You need shrewd tacticians who can motivate their forces to control the strategy.. definitely not a task for amateurs.
Arming a significant proportion of the population would inevitably lead to use of the weapons for purposes other than defence. This has been debated a number of times so I see no point in covering the same ground yet again.
The Copenhagen treaty referred to by Mockton does not exist yet.
There is a 200 page negotiating test which can be downloaded.
Not once does it mention "World Government".
This Guardian article may assist with deciphering it.
I prefer to reseach facts rather than just believing stuff I find on the Internet which conveniently fits my world view.
"Climate change expert" Lord Christopher Monckton is a heridtary peer who studied classics and has a background as a journalist.
I have looked at his arguments denying climate change and these are generally discredited.
He is trying to use "World Government" paranoia to try and wreck any potential climate change agreement in Copenhagen.
And why I read the Guardian....Charlie Brooker
In the light of this recent case we are talking to Ofsted about how we can make sure there’s a shared understanding with Ofsted, and with parents, of what the law means and how it should interpreted.
Looks to me like common sense may prevail after the outcry
I've quite varied tastes, so I'll post some examples of works that I have been fortunate to see. by artists that I admire.
On White II by Kandinsky
Bathers at Asnières by Seurat (this huge painting is in the National Gallery, London and I have a print on my wall)
The Dance (second version) by Matisse
We all need people who do not believe as we do; its how we learn to be polite and tolerant, whilst making coherent counter-arguements, rather than dismissive, intolerant and relying on populist ad hominem
That's why we love ya Lee!
I am still startled by the comparison of Obama and Hitler
It is very difficult to counter arguments that are incoherent and rambling, mixed in with hippy phrases.
I think you summed it up earlier on in the thread Jeff.
Crap engineering.. or actually Crap design.
Aircraft impact had been taken into account as a possibility when the WTC towers were built.
They took the largest commercial airliner (Boeing 707), but did not consider the consequences of a full load of fuel.
The aircraft impact didn't bring down the towers.. but it did provide the source of fire that burned up everything in the vicinity eventually weakening the steel structure. Once that failed the whole lot came down like a pack of cards.
Who needs rabid right wing conspiracy theorists.
A thermite reaction will melt steel, but I though the argument was that the columns were cut to give the controlled collapse.
There are some very effective materials that can burn very hot and cut steel.
Thermite isn't needed for a fire burn tons for weeks, there was many tons of combustible stuff in the building.
Firefighters said they saw molten metal.. does not have to be steel.
It isn't that difficult to melt the aluminium used in an aircraft frame.
That's me done
I find your association of Obama and Hitler highly bizarre.
Would you associate yourselves with the views of the "birthers" and how does this relate to his fitness (as oposed to eligibility) to be president?
If they took the trouble to hit the WTC with remote controlled aircraft, why bother using a cruise missile to hit the Pentagon? Why not use another aircraft, or just fake the whole thing ? If flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon, what happened to it... or did it not exist ?
The so called "nano-thermite" explanation for the WTC does not hold water IMO. I understand the thermite reaction, reducing the particle size of the components may speed up the rate of the reaction, but does not increase the total energy produced.
Google will bring back loads of conspiracy sites / videos - but also sites examining the claims made by the conspiracy theorists in critical detail. The internet is a big place and you need to use your own critical skills to filter out the speculation and plain lies.