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Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2020, 10:44
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By wraymond
Thanks, I welcome the discussion! The more...

Thanks, I welcome the discussion! The more thought given, the more the unintended consequences loom:

An offender gets fined for speeding and for one reason or another fails to pay the fine.
...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2020, 21:21
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By wraymond
These are two different offences. Thought I...

These are two different offences. Thought I covered this in post 2 with item 3a. Are you saying courts are able to do this now (ie suspend the licence for non-payment of a fine for a different...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2020, 15:27
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By wraymond
The trouble, or the benefit if all things...

The trouble, or the benefit if all things considered, is that there is a range of penalties available to the judge that he can in theory apply in varying degrees of severity. I'm in favour of each...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2020, 13:29
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By wraymond
Can we limit the variables to judges rather than...

Can we limit the variables to judges rather than magistrates? It focuses on the OP more closely. I’ve known 2 magistrates socially and would rather not be ‘judged’ by either given their private and...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2020, 19:51
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By wraymond
That would amount to attaching various unrelated...

That would amount to attaching various unrelated multiple offences to each conviction (which had not been 'tried'). The Law needs to be definite and as precise as possible, the principle of 'appeal'...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2020, 16:44
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By wraymond
Didn't know that Andy. Thought it was all...

Didn't know that Andy. Thought it was all licences. Who said 'the law is an ass'? Whoever it was spelled the last word wrongly.
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2020, 16:37
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By wraymond
1. suspend driving licences for things other than...

1. suspend driving licences for things other than traffic offences?

2. Suspend for such things as failing to pay money ordered by the court, fines, compensation etc.

3a. I'm thinking more for...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2020, 15:50
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By wraymond
Wouldn't want to claim any false kudos here but...

Wouldn't want to claim any false kudos here but today's paper has at last published an article coming to the same conclusion as in my post 30 on 15th Jan. (Douglas Murray). Seems we have on here...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th January 2020, 18:05
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By wraymond
Wheel centres

Wanted: set of four centres for Forked Spoke alloys.
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2020, 17:58
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By wraymond
Thanks for that. What a great car as well, sight...

Thanks for that. What a great car as well, sight of that 6 cyl brings back joyous times. Mind you, he was right about the colour -much better in green or even blue.
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2020, 18:06
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By wraymond
Possibly Jon, but his conviction will be on his...

Possibly Jon, but his conviction will be on his licence and presumably known by his licensing authority?
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2020, 17:59
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By wraymond
If all this was in a 'woke' context such as so...

If all this was in a 'woke' context such as so much else on FB it would be classed as abuse of a minor and called out.

This subject and it's cheer leader is curiously somehow excused even though...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2020, 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 622
Posted By wraymond
Clive, I fully understand your concern for local...

Clive, I fully understand your concern for local interests and obviously any business failing is cause for regret. However, those interests aside it is still a listed company that is subject to the...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2020, 11:40
Replies: 39
Views: 622
Posted By wraymond
I wonder how a S/E plumber would fare if he held...

I wonder how a S/E plumber would fare if he held back his Schedules and taxes due at the end of an accounting period. Doesn't matter a jot which airports they fly from or what the side priorities...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2020, 17:48
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By wraymond
When a penalty is imposed which seems stupidly...

When a penalty is imposed which seems stupidly inappropriate there is usually a story behind it.

The ban is for 22 months, that means he's lost his job and we will all applaud that. If he had...
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2020, 15:44
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By wraymond
Can anyone read the licence plate for origin...

Can anyone read the licence plate for origin markers?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2020, 15:35
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
Well, said. Both scientifically and factually...

Well, said. Both scientifically and factually correct if I may say. By far the greater majority, the independent ones at least, are rigidly relaying their findings and theories and allowing...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2020, 01:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By wraymond
What I am finding difficult to understand is the...

What I am finding difficult to understand is the one time correlation between Earth mean temperature and the frequency of sun spots. At one time it was 'proven' with long term data that Earth temp...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2020, 00:53
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By wraymond
Some of these remedies are weird. I've got an MX5...

Some of these remedies are weird. I've got an MX5 which gets used only when it's sunny so the battery tends to wind down a bit.

After charging, the 'disc off' (antilock braking) light shows...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2020, 15:43
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By wraymond
There's a poser. Them's down under matey, I'd...

There's a poser. Them's down under matey, I'd have to take a make-me-small pill.
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2020, 13:35
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By wraymond
Curiously Chris, your "22" was exactly relevant. ...

Curiously Chris, your "22" was exactly relevant. My later reply 'form 22' was also correct. I thought you might have been ex-police and that a 'form 22' was jargon for the official standing order...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2020, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By wraymond
And the winner is...... Tcut! Now here’s a...

And the winner is...... Tcut!

Now here’s a funny thing. Disconnected the battery last night as a safety measure – showing an electrical fault and leaving battery connected overnight could have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 19:45
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By wraymond
Thanks chaps. No leaks or floods anywhere,...

Thanks chaps. No leaks or floods anywhere, scuttle is dry. Looks like ignition switch. I'll disconnect battery until tomorrow am.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 18:08
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By wraymond
Gremlin

An oddity in the making. Ignition turned off and key removed. Ignition Position 1 is being shown on the dash (ie mileage since last oil service etc.) with the key removed. Suggestions would be...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2020, 11:53
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By wraymond
Oh, the joys of pensionerdom coupled with no...

Oh, the joys of pensionerdom coupled with no (discernible) liquid assets and not forgetting to check on the date whenever the sun comes up. So far, anyway.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2020, 20:50
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
Therein lies the problem with the ideology of...

Therein lies the problem with the ideology of successive scientists in their consensus of opinion. Not many of them would dare to challenge the fixed and accepted findings of their own establishment....
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2020, 16:20
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By wraymond
There are, unfortunately, poignant parallels with...

There are, unfortunately, poignant parallels with earlier conflicts happening today (Archduke Ferdinand anyone?).

With the stunning murder of a Syrian leader from a drone by aggressive operations...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2020, 21:05
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By wraymond
It's often said that those who don't know history...

It's often said that those who don't know history or forget it are doomed to repeat it. Trouble is to be taught it often prompts accusations of glorification of conflict. And of course history is...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2020, 17:29
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By wraymond
Have now had my 'new' 75 exactly one year today. ...

Have now had my 'new' 75 exactly one year today. Been collecting bits and pieces to replace the ever-so-slightly worn bits over the year to date, some successful some les so, to start the spit and...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2020, 17:16
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By wraymond
Pardon my ignorance, is there much difference...

Pardon my ignorance, is there much difference between the topographies of Australia and NZ? For example, forestry/brush v. desert.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2020, 17:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By wraymond
I read it as possibly being 'form 22'.

I read it as possibly being 'form 22'.
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2020, 16:39
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By wraymond
Sorry for the mini-revival. We are now...

Sorry for the mini-revival.

We are now regaled by the tacit validation of Thurnburg's gospel by the national treasure David Attenborough.

It seems tremendous efforts are being made to get the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2020, 12:52
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By wraymond
Thanks, I mistakenly took the word 'totalled'...

Thanks, I mistakenly took the word 'totalled' literally!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 18:35
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By wraymond
It sounds as though you rather like it Ray. ...

It sounds as though you rather like it Ray.

Someone once said the value is remembered long after the cost is forgotten. I always thought the day I bought it was day 1 and the market could...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2019, 16:35
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By wraymond
I don't gave a ready answer, but can give some...

I don't gave a ready answer, but can give some idea about what is happening.

Called Crime/Offence Inflation as police get frequently changed duties and senior officers have different and...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2019, 21:24
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By wraymond
I thought it was an attempt to minimise 'cuts' to...

I thought it was an attempt to minimise 'cuts' to funding leading to fewer patrols so the fixed strategic cameras could take up the slack (to maintain fines and convictions). It seems it has only led...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2019, 21:13
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By wraymond
What a load of cobblers again. Grow up, we hope...

What a load of cobblers again. Grow up, we hope you don't get yet another topical and sincere thread closed.

On topic, the tragedy is that we can't trust social media tropes or...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2019, 15:38
Replies: 38
Views: 1,890
Posted By wraymond
I have a pet theory that is undoubtedly without...

I have a pet theory that is undoubtedly without any medical knowledge on my part.

The inhalation of toxic substances or any 'foreign' mood suppressant or enhancement works by furtively coating...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2019, 16:07
Replies: 38
Views: 1,890
Posted By wraymond
Start with a confession: it began at 12 years old...

Start with a confession: it began at 12 years old with a pack of Chesterfields (very aptly named as it happens) given to me by an older local lad as payment for teaching him the chord Gmaj7 on the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2019, 12:23
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By wraymond
Found a real Van man with talent, character,...

Found a real Van man with talent, character, super- coolness itself, and serious grit. Steve Van Zandt.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2019, 21:07
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By wraymond
I would suggest you don't use the car under the...

I would suggest you don't use the car under the conditions you mention without a visit to an expert. Switching the ignition off also cancels out the power steering and the brakes servo assist. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2019, 15:28
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By wraymond
Do you 'kick down' whilst in 'cruise' to increase...

Do you 'kick down' whilst in 'cruise' to increase speed temporarily? If you do that and then take your foot off the accelerator the additional speed will fall back to the pre-set 'cruise'. That can...
Forum: Humour Corner 17th December 2019, 12:43
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By wraymond
My wife and two daughters are Essex girls. I can...

My wife and two daughters are Essex girls. I can vouch for their modesty and impeccable deportment. One from Barkingside, one from Barking, one from Basildon.
Far from 'B's', they are all really...
Forum: Humour Corner 16th December 2019, 14:48
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By wraymond
That's really brightened up my day. I was...

That's really brightened up my day. I was miserable yesterday having driven from Essex to Blackpool and back again after buying a fireplace. 75 was faultless, and I was knackerless. That post...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2019, 13:08
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By wraymond
It's lovely. Probably Edwardian (1901-1910),...

It's lovely. Probably Edwardian (1901-1910), unfussy as opposed to the Victorian examples. Later styles approaching and including Art Deco realise better prices. Brown wood so not exactly...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2019, 17:31
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By wraymond
Yes, I confess it does a bit. I'm not a grammar...

Yes, I confess it does a bit. I'm not a grammar activist but...
In police documents, especially those designed to give the police an opportunity to:
1. present a case for definite prosecution...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2019, 15:21
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By wraymond
(My clip, context not distorted) The Bold...

(My clip, context not distorted)

The Bold highlighted has curious grammar, written by a non-officer? Whoever it was, if you ever get charged don't let them ask you to sign anything they have...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2019, 16:48
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By wraymond
Sadly, it makes him look a twerp with one brain...

Sadly, it makes him look a twerp with one brain cell. I'm not talking about BJ. It was badly done, badly edited. There's enough real life stuff if he only had the nous to look for it.
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2019, 16:41
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By wraymond
For me his greatest asset was the complete lack...

For me his greatest asset was the complete lack of vanity and absence of concern about how he was coming across. A great asset which is rare among his contemporaries. RIP
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2019, 19:43
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By wraymond
My last job with other people, rather than...

My last job with other people, rather than self-employed with only myself and my students for company, finished when I retired from it 26 years ago. It was very people based and highly competitive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2019, 19:12
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
Ahem! See post no.2. :icon_biggrin:

Ahem! See post no.2. :icon_biggrin:
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2019, 12:41
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By wraymond
Hot in pursuit of this truth vacuum there is now...

Hot in pursuit of this truth vacuum there is now a massively publicised tree- huggi...no, must be respectful, tree-planting exercise happening with scant regard for evidence of possible success.
...
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2019, 12:10
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
I wouldn't dream of telling anybody to do...

I wouldn't dream of telling anybody to do anything, I am not qualified, but do have the luxury of a sober and un-muddled mind with which to form a balanced view from the many available opinions of a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2019, 17:58
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
I really don't think I have mentioned tobacco or...

I really don't think I have mentioned tobacco or alcohol in this connection as comparatives with cannabis and its effects. I don't necessarily equate them with the effect that cannabis produces but...
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2019, 16:18
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By wraymond
The trouble is Ron, internet dummies like me...

The trouble is Ron, internet dummies like me invariably assume there is a fault on their PC or provider. The resulting disruption is at the very least inconvenient. There must be some way of...
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2019, 16:12
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
Exactly, and the argument for its legalisation...

Exactly, and the argument for its legalisation would presumably be that manufacture and supply could be managed according to strength and variety. To believe that way would remove criminality is...
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2019, 15:36
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By wraymond
Willy, I fill at least two of those categories.

Willy, I fill at least two of those categories.
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2019, 16:05
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By wraymond
Embarrasing moments.

We all have those moments when we are faced with an alternative view of ourselves that we hadn’t even considered and felt that creeping sense of an alternative reality that is the real one.

Mine...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2019, 13:28
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
Couldn't agree more! Hence my 'death by a...

Couldn't agree more! Hence my 'death by a thousand cuts'. It's all a question of balance. Unfortunately, and this is now happening every day, those that can shout loudest and pretend to a noble...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 16:28
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
Thanks Robs, yes I knew about the faux main...

Thanks Robs, yes I knew about the faux main argument, nothing like attaching a social imperative to a questionable project to get it accepted!

Oh, and it's not the health aspects that should be...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2019, 12:58
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
True Clive, but it's not the plant - it's the...

True Clive, but it's not the plant - it's the chemist and the promise of riches!
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2019, 17:52
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By wraymond
There's something about a royal flush going round...

There's something about a royal flush going round in my head but I can't..quite..get...a...handle...on...it. Yet.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2019, 15:32
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By wraymond
If our friends and allies did get their mits on...

If our friends and allies did get their mits on it there is no easy way parliament could stop it by 'voting' against. Those finance deals are done and dusted in secret and don't normally need an...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2019, 17:42
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By wraymond
It's interesting, and telling, that the inner...

It's interesting, and telling, that the inner sanctums and any and all correspondence between governing establishments and individuals is a state secret.
In their business world all boardroom...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2019, 17:21
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
I regret you see no reason to have this thread...

I regret you see no reason to have this thread open and suggest the % of drug related posts stemming from driving convictions directly attributed to prosecutions and the loss of driving licences is...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 22:38
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
Claiming cannabis is a gateway drug does not in...

Claiming cannabis is a gateway drug does not in itself imply a causing of an addictive nature, although regular habitual use may indeed do that. Dependency arises from more than one direct cause.
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 00:48
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
Planet Real Jay. Have a look at the first stop...

Planet Real Jay.
Have a look at the first stop on a simple google search - it gives you a straight forward answer from a wholly reputable and valid source.
www.drugrehab.com/guides/gateway-drugs
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2019, 15:12
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By wraymond
He was 28 years old and imprisoned in 2012 when...

He was 28 years old and imprisoned in 2012 when he was 20 with the crime being committed when he was 18. His radicalisation, a metaphor for mass murder school, was probably started as a youngster.
...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2019, 14:39
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By wraymond
My favourites are also my earliest: Jim Dandy...

My favourites are also my earliest:
Jim Dandy by The Vipers Skiffle Group with Wally Whyton (1957)
Meet Mister Callaghan by Les Paul and Mary Ford (1950?)
Little Darlin' by The Diamonds (1957).
...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2019, 14:25
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
Seems simple enough. There many reports from...

Seems simple enough. There many reports from authoritative investigations that cannabis is a gateway drug that initiates rather than satiates. Nothing ever starts with the end result.

Ignoring...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2019, 13:21
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
Note to Mods: The following is a reply to...

Note to Mods: The following is a reply to current posts on this thread and refers to matters that might be better placed in Social. Transfer might be preferable!

There are activists with best...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 14:43
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By wraymond
Ditto. Country music from the beginning on...

Ditto.

Country music from the beginning on BBC4 tonite folks.
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 13:45
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By wraymond
Sheer luck plays a big part in these things. ...

Sheer luck plays a big part in these things. Seven years ago I began to feel quite bilious and unbelievably short of breath. I knew something was wrong and asked Celia to call the emergency...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 14:36
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
Well there you go. My particular council estate...

Well there you go. My particular council estate was a development area. The only noxious thing was Titbits.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 14:30
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By wraymond
Clive James was not recognised sufficiently for...

Clive James was not recognised sufficiently for his skill with the written word. His book of Poems That Make Men Cry was very moving. One of his poems, Japanese Maple, was an insight into his own...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 17:56
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
When I was a kid Andy it was Woodbines (in a...

When I was a kid Andy it was Woodbines (in a paper packet of 5), Park Drive, or (if on a date) Players. These days you don't, at the moment, have to go into a shop to get cannabis. So it's possibly...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 16:19
Replies: 73
Views: 4,605
Posted By wraymond
When you see the social pressure being exerted to...

When you see the social pressure being exerted to legalise these poisons you must wonder why the heck they are allowed to do it. If it's illegal, it's illegal. So don't do it.

Any infringement...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2019, 13:35
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By wraymond
I do use a power washer but it operates below its...

I do use a power washer but it operates below its original spec due to age. Not unlike its owner. I'll check re the listening suggestion. Thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 13:28
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By wraymond
They usually end with the down trodden main...

They usually end with the down trodden main characters mysteriously living happily ever after too. That's where the comparison ends.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 20:07
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By wraymond
Reverse proximity.

Is there a reasonably quick fix for a proximity warning fault? Getting a 5 second continuous bleep then nothing when reverse is selected when approaching a wall or similar danger area. Can it be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By wraymond
Congratulations on both triumphs, your recovery...

Congratulations on both triumphs, your recovery from illness and the licence. Go carefully!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 20:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By wraymond
Unfortunately there is an unhelpful condition...

Unfortunately there is an unhelpful condition applying to insurance companies and associated repairers. They will not, usually never, allow used components in repairs. It is understandable in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 17:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By wraymond
All your legitimate costs should be recoverable...

All your legitimate costs should be recoverable from the 3rd Party's insurer. That would include car hire costs if your vehicle was essential transport. That would, as said above, include any excess...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2019, 13:21
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By wraymond
It's a problem of using highly estimable and...

It's a problem of using highly estimable and valued 'national treasures' becoming weaponised for the sake of political dogma. It's currently a huge part of competition between organisations in their...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2019, 12:47
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By wraymond
The apparent failure of his team to 'have a word'...

The apparent failure of his team to 'have a word' with commentators reveals a certain difficulty in off-team relations. Would have thought there would be some inter-team camaraderie.
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2019, 13:17
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By wraymond
Leclerc puts Vettel in the shade again, end of a...

Leclerc puts Vettel in the shade again, end of a career? Lewis in the lead up to renewing his £40 million contract next year and Wolff in talks about leaving Mercedes for F1 management, more careers...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2019, 13:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By wraymond
Could it possibly be as a result of trying to...

Could it possibly be as a result of trying to weed out 'objective' comment to preserve an acquiescent ambiance? You know, the atmosphere that produces a gradual slide into obscurity.

I've lost...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2019, 14:58
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By wraymond
Think you've got that confused with a...

Think you've got that confused with a prophylactic. Be very careful.
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2019, 12:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By wraymond
Many forums have one or two members who achieve...

Many forums have one or two members who achieve recognition, or notoriety if you like, by complaining about a perceived slight - even when it is invisible to everyone else.

It's a personal thing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2019, 12:47
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
If I'm not mistaken that, the top picture, is...

If I'm not mistaken that, the top picture, is remarkably close to either child cruelty or abuse of a minor by the organisers of whoever produced it. It is tantamount to provocation by exposure to...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2019, 14:25
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By wraymond
There have been other trade agreements made, with...

There have been other trade agreements made, with both UK and mainland continental interests benefitting, that have been allowed and placed in certain areas despite questionable adherence to stated...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 20:37
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By wraymond
The new factory is the fruits of a long standing...

The new factory is the fruits of a long standing trade negotiation. I imagine substantial monetary exchanges have been made.
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 11:54
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By wraymond
Whoosh. Whoosh.

Whoosh. Whoosh.
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2019, 16:22
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By wraymond
Just seen your post Dave! Of course it can be...

Just seen your post Dave! Of course it can be seen as embarrassing if only the bare bones are studied. One assumes many and varied precautions have been taken to protect what needs to be but my...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2019, 15:50
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By wraymond
Clever, these Chinese. They are even shooting...

Clever, these Chinese. They are even shooting dissidents right now in HK. They are obviously in turmoil and we might be able to help them come to terms with the outside world. It's surprising the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2019, 13:12
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
Blimey! Just read that BA are conducting a...

Blimey! Just read that BA are conducting a review of their practice of carrying large amounts of extra fuel (unneeded for that journey) to reduce their costs of airport refuelling. They must be...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2019, 13:00
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By wraymond
Think the manager is dyslexic. Put 12 players on.

Think the manager is dyslexic. Put 12 players on.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2019, 12:53
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By wraymond
What a wonderful country in which to invest for...

What a wonderful country in which to invest for the future, lots more putting their money where the future lies.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2019, 12:49
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
I never have and never will feel any guilt or...

I never have and never will feel any guilt or remorse about my 'environmental footprint'. I don't care what the climate activists preach any more than I care about what the latest transitory high...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2019, 15:03
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By wraymond
Have to say Ian I admire your faith for the...

Have to say Ian I admire your faith for the future and the very slight possibility you might be right.
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2019, 13:26
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By wraymond
As mentioned earlier the whole thing is based on...

As mentioned earlier the whole thing is based on a fallacy. The USP is that it produces a reduction in cost to the domestic user and helps the environment lobby of Jeremiahs to achieve its aims....
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2019, 18:29
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By wraymond
Motives are often disguised and invariably masked...

Motives are often disguised and invariably masked by 'marketing strategies'.

It's not now that we need to look at but 5/10 years ahead (when memories have dimmed). Service charges and supply...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 17:55
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By wraymond
Very nice. And very encouraging to learn that...

Very nice. And very encouraging to learn that it's becoming a Classic car. Diesel owners will be delighted at the advertised price.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 13:59
Replies: 64
Views: 2,778
Posted By wraymond
There has been the odd occasion when I would have...

There has been the odd occasion when I would have preferred, nay needed, the pointer lifter.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 13:58
Replies: 64
Views: 2,778
Posted By wraymond
I beg your very pardon! I've never put myself...

I beg your very pardon! I've never put myself about anywhere. I am a shrinking violet.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 21:37
Replies: 64
Views: 2,778
Posted By wraymond
Well it's a long story but I'll cut a few...

Well it's a long story but I'll cut a few corners. My father had worked in the factory since the war and it was every Dad's ambition for his lad to get into the Instrument Shop. I did the entrance...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 16:54
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
Yep. All I need now is some enhancement surgery...

Yep. All I need now is some enhancement surgery and higher heels and I'll make a fortune. (Have to be careful though, Celia and the two sprogs are all Essex girls).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 14:32
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
EV’s are no more than the latest fad to be...

EV’s are no more than the latest fad to be favoured by those in control. It will last until another money spinner breaks out. With ever growing populations the usual pressures will trickle down...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 19:06
Replies: 64
Views: 2,778
Posted By wraymond
Well, yes. I understand that 'Heritage' firm...

Well, yes. I understand that 'Heritage' firm Farrow and Ball do an attractive range for the specific purpose. It ranges from Blushing Pink to Purple Bloom. Quite fetching too. Sadly, you have to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 17:40
Replies: 343
Views: 13,356
Posted By wraymond
That's a joke John, right? A curious mixture of...

That's a joke John, right? A curious mixture of A. Scargill, Michael Foot and Lenin. A great rant, but I bet he's building an Arc in his shed.
Germany is in trouble, in fact teetering on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 15:25
Replies: 64
Views: 2,778
Posted By wraymond
One thing about tools is you get attached to...

One thing about tools is you get attached to them. Not accidently, although that’s happened too, but they become so familiar they and you become friends.

I started my first real job in 1959 as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 17:52
Replies: 64
Views: 2,778
Posted By wraymond
Discs, pads, suspension arms, stripping rust,...

Discs, pads, suspension arms, stripping rust, painting exposed parts, full lube job, serviced and waxed at 68. Wow. What about the car?

The last time I actually got under the car I dozed off. At...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2019, 13:08
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
(My own post so ok to clip for relevant para.) ...

(My own post so ok to clip for relevant para.)

Read today i page 5 US scientists have discovered how to charge an electric car battery in 10 minutes to 80% and multiple charges are possible...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By wraymond
Well, it is quite old I suppose. I take the view...

Well, it is quite old I suppose. I take the view it means 'Immature and Contentious'!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 11:55
Replies: 42
Views: 2,263
Posted By wraymond
I'm fascinated by the expense involved in this...

I'm fascinated by the expense involved in this one particular activity. National coverage by all of the media, rows in parliament and hopeless virtue signallers waving by do-gooders (as if there...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2019, 17:57
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By wraymond
Hung, hanged or hoisted by its own petard, it...

Hung, hanged or hoisted by its own petard, it doesn't really matter to me as I can't see it. The description says 'mature content' and my comp won't let me in.
Forum: Social Forum 26th October 2019, 17:29
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By wraymond
Congratulations to both and best wishes. Someday...

Congratulations to both and best wishes. Someday I'll relate how we got together, when I stop laughing at my own naivete.
Forum: Social Forum 26th October 2019, 14:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,908
Posted By wraymond
This kind of thing has happened to every...

This kind of thing has happened to every organisation that once was nationalised and then offered for sale to the money men. National assets have been stripped from the State and scattered world...
Forum: Social Forum 26th October 2019, 13:42
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By wraymond
These are manufactured crises usually by...

These are manufactured crises usually by interested organisations so attention can be divided and directed away from troublesome opinion.

Example: I read today that Amazon has offered for sale a...
Forum: Social Forum 26th October 2019, 13:19
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By wraymond
Thanks for that, it looked to me as though the OP...

Thanks for that, it looked to me as though the OP had posted what I now know is from elsewhere and not part of his original post. Thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 26th October 2019, 12:33
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By wraymond
Why does post 3 contain a quote which does not...

Why does post 3 contain a quote which does not represent accurately the post it quotes please?
Forum: Social Forum 24th October 2019, 15:04
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By wraymond
Ozone

An old acquaintance appeared again today. Remember our fascination with that Hole in the Ozone layer near the South Pole in 1985?

Well, NASA reports they have been keeping a watch for us since...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd October 2019, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By wraymond
Crowns on my '02. Look natural if a bit small. ...

Crowns on my '02. Look natural if a bit small. Like them so much I've just acquired a set of forked spokes from another club member to use while the crowns are being refurbed (thanks Vic). When...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 20:10
Replies: 42
Views: 2,263
Posted By wraymond
The cut-out when not moving and auto re-start has...

The cut-out when not moving and auto re-start has been tried but received bad write-ups. It seems difficult to ask for voluntary operation when the auto application is less than popular. Surely there...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 12:34
Replies: 57
Views: 3,591
Posted By wraymond
I thought the interpretation of stufenhech was a...

I thought the interpretation of stufenhech was a heck of a stiff neck.

I have great admiration for the ingenuity and opportunistic nature of our Chinese cousins. They are somewhat behind our...
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2019, 16:49
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
It's a protest by proxy. So a lie. The only...

It's a protest by proxy. So a lie. The only people affected by the 'protest' are the general public - the people who have the power to do something about it are protected from the civil disturbance....
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2019, 14:55
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
8 'Activists' were arrested. I bet no charges...

8 'Activists' were arrested. I bet no charges will be made.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 18:49
Replies: 26
Views: 4,428
Posted By wraymond
Please put my name on one, supplied and fitted. ...

Please put my name on one, supplied and fitted. Thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2019, 12:56
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
Just seen a report that the parents were offered...

Just seen a report that the parents were offered a meeting in the White House and that the driver was actually in the room next door! They, er, declined, as they had no legal or supportive rep...
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2019, 12:35
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
I don't think it's a flight of fancy to suspect...

I don't think it's a flight of fancy to suspect that if she ever did return to UK there could be a court hearing where her husband could be forced to give evidence. Embarrassing, to the USA,...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 19:26
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
'Filling' the car with electric charge, empty to...

'Filling' the car with electric charge, empty to full, is not possible in the same time span as with liquid fuel.

The period of non-use is usually overnight to ensure a full charge for the...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 16:37
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
It's not so much the remembering of the decade,...

It's not so much the remembering of the decade, just the odd flash of embarrassment and the knowledge that nobody from those days would recognise you now so you got away with it. Not speaking...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 14:34
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
He can advise what he likes. I prefer the...

He can advise what he likes. I prefer the strategy of waste what you want to waste but have the sense to keep an eye to the front. Up to the age of 19 my youth is a blur. And I wouldn't have missed...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 10:34
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
Too true. Take the popular music industry. How...

Too true. Take the popular music industry. How many older people measure their lives by memories of the songs they knew in their teens? And derive great pleasure and nostalgia from it? Those simple...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 00:29
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
The truth is there is no such thing and can be...

The truth is there is no such thing and can be many things. The truth is whatever we are told by those that assume they know best. That's the benefit of a free press and why it is so valuable.

...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 19:58
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
I agree with yours about many Americans. The...

I agree with yours about many Americans. The antics and various habits of some influential or entertainment-based individuals are by no means typical of the general population, just as the same...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 19:47
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
I suggest you re-read the post you quote. I am...

I suggest you re-read the post you quote. I am confident your question need not have been posed.
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 16:21
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
Simple. Every charging point, even domestic...

Simple. Every charging point, even domestic outlets, to contain a mini dedicated meter, they are very simple. Commercial establishments to charge before plug release or have credit card inserted...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 12:35
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
Kaiser, or xx if you prefer, I'm sure I'm missing...

Kaiser, or xx if you prefer, I'm sure I'm missing something. In posts 72 & 79 you mention 'you' but, at least for me, the object is unclear. May I ask you again who your intended audience is ie: an...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 12:14
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
In the news today: The deceased's family lawyer...

In the news today: The deceased's family lawyer says there is a well known and comprehensive list of all those eligible for Dip Immunity to enable necessary procedures to be adopted in the event of...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 09:59
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
I came across him some time ago on a short visit...

I came across him some time ago on a short visit to USA. Decided not to waste any more of my life having my credulity challenged by Desperation Inc. I had a pretty low expectation at first but soon...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 23:02
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
Not quite sure who you (by 'you') mean Kaiser.

Not quite sure who you (by 'you') mean Kaiser.
Forum: Items Wanted 13th October 2019, 17:10
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By wraymond
Wheel centre caps

Wanted: set of 4 centre caps for spoked fork alloys.
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 12:57
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
Demonstrations are being held here because we are...

Demonstrations are being held here because we are supine and allow rebellious fanatics with destructive aims a free go at paralysing the roads and everything around them.

The organisers are...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 12:29
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
I've just read she has no immunity only because...

I've just read she has no immunity only because she has said she will not be leaving USA. Therefore, according to the USA, the question of dip immunity is no longer relevant. ? Sounds very much like...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 23:28
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By wraymond
Apparently the Foreign Office now confirms Anne...

Apparently the Foreign Office now confirms Anne Sacoolas does not have diplomatic status. She has also said she would like to meet the family of the deceased to express her sincere condolences.
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 17:59
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
Apparently Sound Bites are the new nuggets of...

Apparently Sound Bites are the new nuggets of misinformation.

I thought that was quite good!
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 14:25
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By wraymond
I've tried joining the dots but it gets me...

I've tried joining the dots but it gets me nowhere.


It was edited 9 hours after posting. Second thoughts after sobering?
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 13:37
Replies: 113
Views: 5,386
Posted By wraymond
That was a 'no contest' exhibition. Completely...

That was a 'no contest' exhibition. Completely destroyed her. Put me in mind of that northern lad who could drop a gasometer on to a handkerchief in a gale.

Somebody said on Question Time their...
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 19:30
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By wraymond
Don't know what level he might prefer but try...

Don't know what level he might prefer but try this for a start.

www.openstudycollege.com/courses/cabin-crew-diploma

Might be useful to remember that air crew get home more often!
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