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I've just got me a Dash Cam !

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:20 PM - by G#Gill
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I've seen videos on YouTube concerning the use of dash cams (for the uninitiated - a webcam that is secured by suction on the vehicle windscreen and videos the road ahead). I have been amazed at all the different incidents that dash cams can record, and of course are acceptable in a court of law !

I have thought about obtaining one for our own use, as I could see the potential benefit to us should some other motorist decide to crash into us etc, or other motorists have a... [Read More]
    2 Replies | 60 Views


Jul 26, 2016 - 6:21 AM - by Bruv
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Whatever the reasons, and they are complicated, there is fear afoot throughout Europe.
In the UK there is a rise in what is euphemistically called 'Hate crime' following brexit.
Throughout Europe mainly France and Germany blood is being spilled almost daily in yet more atrocities. There is a rise in sex assaults and rapes across the continent............most of these problems are laid at the feet of Islam.
Today a French church has been targeted with at least one death.
... [Read More]
    22 Replies | 321 Views

The gravy train

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:55 AM - by spot
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It's English, it's out of budgetary control, it's already overpriced by a factor of ten, the rug needs pulling out from under the bloated profiteer designers and contractors. Then we should jail a few people for fraud to warn off the next set of incompetents.

It's called High Speed 2.

It consists of a single rail line from London to Manchester with a spur to Leeds. That's 350 miles.

... [Read More]
    4 Replies | 66 Views

Preparing for the end

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:43 AM - by minks
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I have aging parents, 80 and 78 I am extremely close to them.
Can anyone prepare for the end? I mean as the children of the parents?
Frankly I am terrified to loose either of them. I know it is going to happen, I do my best to not let this consume me.
15 years ago I lost my then father in law and I could barely manage.
My parents do talk openly about their dwindling time on this planet but they are not all doom and gloom about it, this helps me but I get these... [Read More]
    6 Replies | 109 Views

A coming attempt murder

Jul 24, 2016 - 3:08 PM - by katsung47
914.Attempt murder (7/23/2016)

Out of massive murder plots the Feds planned, this "falling death" of roofing incident has years' long history.

My wife signed the roofing contract on 7/17. That day she suggested to cut off a tree in front house. I remembered the broken apple tree. see #909. Resonance to damage (2). The apple tree, was in back yard, a few feet to neighbor's house, so was easy to break under acoustic weapon radiation. The front tree, faces... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 228 Views

Those who pay for education should consider the benefits of a bonus system for studen

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM - by Gnostic Christian Bishop
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Those who pay for education should consider the benefits of a bonus system for students.

We have been watching the Canadian and U.S. national level of education stall in the doldrums, as compared to other nations. Not shamefully so but irritatingly so. We need to reverse this slow slide.

We, Western citizens of rich nation, are not serving our students well. We pay our teachers; we should consider paying our students, --- who, --- after a good service rendered by... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 46 Views

ROBOT WARS is back !!!

Jul 24, 2016 - 11:10 AM - by G#Gill
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Well I bet there'll be a few delighted 'fans' of this unusual program.
It will show it's first of six 1 hour episodes tonight at 8 pm on BBC 2. I'll be watching !
    2 Replies | 75 Views

Frome has done it !!!!!

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:52 AM - by G#Gill
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Gosh we Brits can provide some very good cyclists !!!

I can't get the Guardian report to copy on here grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Chris Froome wins third Tour de France in Paris – live!

Sorry Chris, I missed an O out of your surname ! ... [Read More]
    1 Reply | 245 Views

PCOS and heredity

Jul 23, 2016 - 12:45 PM - by Katya
Hi, everybody! I am a mother of the awesome 3-year-old girl. At present, my husband and I are trying to conceive the second child. When my daughter was one year old, her breast started to grow. The doctors diagnosed her with early sexual development. When I got pregnant and the ultrasound checkup revealed that I will have a daughter, my gynecologist warned me that it's a great possibility that my daughter will inherit PCOS. The gynecologist who treats my daughter also proved this idea. My hubby... [Read More]
    7 Replies | 144 Views

Munich shootings

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:31 PM - by minks
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Munich shooting: Police say nine dead as manhunt continues - BBC News

Look at this entire article, this is exactly what is wrong with society, yes I am guilty for reposting this news.
What irks me the most is the bottom,
This person soliciting stories from witnesses?

"Are you in the area? Did you witness the shooting? You can email  [Read More]
    5 Replies | 407 Views

My life with "Walt"

Jul 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM - by minks
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If anyone has seen the Clint Eastwood movie Grand Torino you will know exactly who I am referring to.

The husband has become the perfect "Walt" cranky to the power of 10

He has been off work and on disability since February recovering from knee surgery. He gets more and more cranky as time goes on. November can not come fast... [Read More]
    6 Replies | 140 Views


Jul 22, 2016 - 8:40 AM - by minks
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season 2 just wrapped up, has anyone watched this show?
I have found it quite fascinating.
10 people left to survive alone 4 - 5 kilometers from each other, alone as individuals until the last man is "standing". They are helicopter dropped into various bays, on Northern Vancouver Island, they are allowed to bring a limited number of survival items and are left to fend and forage for themselves.
It is quite the cool insight to the human being.
    16 Replies | 464 Views

Canon or Nikon, which one?

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:51 AM - by Aura
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Hi I hope you good people can help me?

I've got a Pentax K30 and I'm looking to upgrade my equipment, the reason being is that I'm finding it hard to find accessorie's for the Pentax and I have been looking further afield.

I've been looking at the Canon EOS 750D, and the Nikon D5300. I'm a bit confused about which is the better one, I do landscapes and documenting and I don't know which one to choose. can you help me decide please? :?:

Both come with... [Read More]
    6 Replies | 124 Views

What's so funny about certain plants ?

Jul 22, 2016 - 5:43 AM - by G#Gill
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My hubby and I visited some friends of ours and we were having a cup of tea in their conservatory (I'd love a conservatory, but our garden isn't big enough, and we can't afford one anyway ! ) and having a good old chinwag. After a few minutes the two men (my hubby and friend) started to chuckle and that soon developed into great laughter. They were looking over the... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 374 Views


Jul 22, 2016 - 1:35 AM - by spot
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I was browsing the State Laws of Maryland yesterday, the way one does, and found a reference to Abraham Lincoln:
The despot's heel is on thy shore. Maryland! My Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door. Maryland! My Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore that flecked the streets of Baltimore and be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! My Maryland!
I'm distressed to discover this historically significant item of legislation is to be changed this year for something more... [Read More]
    10 Replies | 457 Views

Rogue police

Jul 21, 2016 - 10:25 AM - by spot
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I'll post this so we can watch, over the next decade, whether it results, as it ought, in a prison sentence.

Florida policeman shoots autistic man's unarmed black therapist in Miami - BBC News

It's wearing a uniform that triggers events like this. Wearing a uniform should not confer immunity from prosecution.
    25 Replies | 646 Views

'That' speech

Jul 19, 2016 - 7:25 AM - by Bruv
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Melania, DO both think the American public are stupid don't you ?

Perhaps we can forgive Melania, probably just reading off an autocue or from memorised notes, she is obviously not the brains of the operation.(Not being sexist....ladies)
Can't believe nobody in the Trump camp didn't vet the speech before delivery or that......even worse they knew the original and paraphrased it so very closely......because it was such a good speech it was worth... [Read More]
    21 Replies | 348 Views

The movie/doco.... "Embrace"

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:02 PM - by magentaflame
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This is not so much a movie review but more to open a discussion on body image and body shaming that our kids not never before are dealing with.

Its targeted at kids between 10 and 15 ( and everybody else) to show them that body shape and appearance has nothing to do with sameness but comes from being different from one another.

Unfortunetly its recieved a MA15+ rating which misses its targeted audience but probably a good thing so parents... [Read More]
    10 Replies | 195 Views

ARM lopped off

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:39 AM - by spot
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Hermann Hauser said he was "very sad" at news of the £24bn ($32bn) takeover which was announced on Monday morning.

The Cambridge-based firm designs microchips used in most smartphones, including Apple's and Samsung's.

ARM, which was founded in 1990, employs more than 3,000 people.

Mr Hauser called ARM Holdings the proudest achievement of his lifetime.
'Real strength'

The man who helped spin ARM Holdings out from
... [Read More]
    4 Replies | 158 Views

Trump Pence a Bag

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:22 AM - by Saint_
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Oh! Hahahahaha. I can't say it without thinking of Mary Poppins!
    0 Replies | 102 Views

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