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by XFool
June 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

100,000 journeys made with a concessionary pass. 50,000 made by people who would have paid anyway, but the other 50,000 only made because they held a concessionary pass. ... There is a calculation where the bus company only gets paid if the person would have paid if they didn't have a pass. If they...
by XFool
June 16th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 162
Views: 8618

Re: Trump

On May 10, the BBC asked Khan what he thought Trump’s remarks that he would be an “exception” to the proposed ban. He replied: “I think Donald Trump has ignorant views about Islam. It’s not just about me. … It’s about my friends, family, and others, from all around the world … and my concern is he’...
by XFool
June 16th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Peterborough By-election Vote Fraud investigation
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Peterborough By-election Vote Fraud investigation

Five allegations of electoral fraud in the Peterborough by-election. The result (if we are to believe it) was a Wafer-thin Labour victory over the Brexit party by 673 votes. Remainers are usually keen to re-run votes on the pretext that they suspect foul play. When will I hear the Renain mob on the...
by XFool
June 16th, 2019, 2:26 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 31
Views: 747

Re: Another fine mess

UncleEbenezer wrote:Laurel and Hardy.

You won't be disappointed then!
by XFool
June 16th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 162
Views: 8618

Re: Trump

Donald Trump hits out at Sadiq Khan after day of bloodshed in London

Evening Standard

What exactly is Trump's 'thing' with the mayor of London all about, he seems obsessed? Any ideas?
by XFool
June 15th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Modern Britain Eh!
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Modern Britain Eh!

I seem to remember a lot of TV programs and movies from the 1960s and earlier where employees asked their bosses for and received advances on their wages until the end of the week/month. Lower paid workers in that era would have expected to both have been paid in cash and weekly. It was only those ...
by XFool
June 14th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Galileo and Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 8598

Re: Galileo and Brexit

dspp wrote:If you want strong defence & security for the UK, together in NATO, then choose EU, and vote Revoke & Remain.

Nah. We are a third rate nation now, let's work hard at making us a fifth rate one. It's the English way!
by XFool
June 14th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Changes at Personal Assets (PNL)
Replies: 24
Views: 657

Re: Changes at Personal Assets (PNL)

I keep being tempted but it's ultimately a big bet on the Lindsell Train business and if that 100% premium pops I'm not sure I'd fancy my nerve :) I remember, ages ago now, when I was considering buying Lindsell Train IT, I didn't go ahead at the time and never bought it. For some reason I can alwa...
by XFool
June 14th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

BobbyD wrote:
XFool wrote:
Nimrod103 wrote:Are there any right wing commedians on BBC?

Are there any successful right wing comedians? :lol:

Actually, AFAIK, there is one who is often on BBC panel shows, but I can't recall his name.

Simon Evans?

Yes, that's him.
by XFool
June 14th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Peak Coal in China: the tipping point is reached.
Replies: 24
Views: 411

Re: Peak Coal in China: the tipping point is reached.

Energy is energy & there is far more potential renewable energy than humans need by large factors. With storage & electric motors one can do almost all the things we have used hydrocarbons for. They are just a store of energy that we can tap albeit inefficiently. For every gallon of petrol ...
by XFool
June 14th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

Nimrod103 wrote:Are there any right wing commedians on BBC?

Are there any successful right wing comedians? :lol:

Actually, AFAIK, there is one who is often on BBC panel shows, but I can't recall his name.
by XFool
June 14th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Peak Coal in China: the tipping point is reached.
Replies: 24
Views: 411

Re: Peak Coal in China: the tipping point is reached.

joyofbrext8889 I dont believe we can really innovate out of a crisis in primary energy supply. Physics wins every time! There is also diminishing returns on efficiency: to optimise a process to be energy efficient may compromise its economic viability. Yes, Physics wins every time. Efficiency of an...
by XFool
June 14th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

Lootman wrote:
XFool wrote:
Lootman wrote:Which are your favourite right wing comedians?

Donald Trump?

I will take that as an admisison of ideological bias.

Of course you will! :)
by XFool
June 13th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

Lootman wrote:
SteMiS wrote:I don't mind her actually. One of the better left wing comedians.

Which are your favourite right wing comedians?

Donald Trump?
by XFool
June 13th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

I was going to write that she was many other things before being acidic, but I looked up a definition of acidic, and it said sour, which about sums her up. So sour talentless [woman] with a potty mouth it is then. So you definitely do know the meaning of "sour", then? ;) Yes it means acid...
by XFool
June 13th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

OwenSwansea wrote:By the way is Jo Brand a typical Remainer?

Are you a "typical" Brexiteer? Don't tell me, let me guess... ;)
by XFool
June 13th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

She is quite an acidic character I was going to write that she was many other things before being acidic, but I looked up a definition of acidic, and it said sour, which about sums her up. So sour talentless [woman] with a potty mouth it is then. So you definitely do know the meaning of "sour&...
by XFool
June 13th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: SatNav 'issue'
Replies: 1
Views: 195

SatNav 'issue'

Does anyone have any insight into this, possibly obscure, matter? I have an older, stand alone TomTom - suits me fine, I use it infrequently. I eventually came to realise (NOT via any advice from TomTom!) the best way to use it to best advantage. That is, I came to understand the great utility of ma...
by XFool
June 13th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Always someone elses fault
Replies: 34
Views: 977

Re: Always someone elses fault

Alcohol is a poison I can't see how any amount of any poison can be good for you - or even 'not bad' for you. I know what you mean, so not disagreeing. OTOH Oxygen is a "poison". https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_toxicity It is the basis of some weedkillers. And look what happens to ...
by XFool
June 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 37
Views: 837

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

OwenSwansea wrote:Any Tory leadership candidate who promises to abolish the Dividend Tax for holders of shares in PLC’s would get my vote.

Perhaps then, you should vote for Gordon Brown? :o

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