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    Poll: Trump should be fitted with concrete boots and...

    Trump should be fitted with concrete boots and cemented to the mountain.
  2. Thread: Issan Sausages

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    I found the Isaan sausages to be pretty good. In...

    I found the Isaan sausages to be pretty good. In fact, it is one of the few local foods I will eat. We buy them from a stall in a village just north of Wanonniwaht. These are liked by the locals...
  3. I thought the first rule of first aid was to...

    I thought the first rule of first aid was to remove from source of danger. Clearly they failed to achieve this and endangered his and their lives. If victim can't be moved then they should have...
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    Sticky: ^ Reading through these posts just reinforces my...

    ^ Reading through these posts just reinforces my belief that the average Joe is batshit crazy.

    Meanwhile, back in Europe, companies are imposing their own rules regarding masks, distancing and...
  5. ^^ The idiot did..and he didn't stop. The rest is...

    ^^ The idiot did..and he didn't stop. The rest is making 1+1=3
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    ^ System 2 thinking is not one of your strong...

    ^ System 2 thinking is not one of your strong points is it...
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    ^ The UK want tariff free and quota free trade...

    ^ The UK want tariff free and quota free trade with the EU as well as access to the EU Security database.

    CETA includes tariffs and quotas and does not give access to the EU security database.
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    ^ Let's spend some more money...705m this time...

    ^ Let's spend some more money...705m this time on new infrastructure that isn't going to be completed by Christmas.

    At least the cheap labour problem will be fixed with the Turkey trade deal...
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    ^ With access to an emergency fund they will err...

    ^ With access to an emergency fund they will err on the high side.

    Just face it, the UK has handled Covid very badly and worse than on the continent.
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    I am working with Spanish and Italians and...

    I am working with Spanish and Italians and Brits..
    Guess which country no-one is returning to..
    Guess which one isn't allowed to visit...
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    ^ :rofl::rofl::UK: You silly bugger....

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    :rofl::rofl::UK:

    You silly bugger....
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    ^ The UK citizens are certainly "going" faster...

    ^ The UK citizens are certainly "going" faster than any other country in the EU.

    Not really the best time to go it alone.
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    Oh ye of little faith...check the FT. Post Brexit...

    Oh ye of little faith...check the FT. Post Brexit UK Turkey trade deal is maturing fast.

    That isn't going to go down too well with the Farage believers.

    You've been hoodwinked...
  14. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Multi storey car parks are reserved for trolley...

    Multi storey car parks are reserved for trolley racing. Sainsbury's Vs Tesco's was the norm with toffs using guest Waitrose trolleys when available. You'll have to start at the back of the grid with...
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    Yep! You certainly are...

    Yep! You certainly are...
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    Things are starting to return to normal here in...

    Things are starting to return to normal here in Southern Germany. At least masks are being worn in shops and on public transport, also at the workplace if people are required to be closer than the...
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    I've heard rumours that the UK is hoping to...

    I've heard rumours that the UK is hoping to strengthen ties with Turkey following Brexit. Another one of those Brexit lies turning against expectations, rather like the battle bus.

    Will Boris...
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    They are the ciders that I like too, very...

    They are the ciders that I like too, very refreshing with loads of taste, although I prefer less gas. Somersby cider is similar but I haven't seen it in Thailand.
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    It's brewed spitting distance from Munich. As a...

    It's brewed spitting distance from Munich. As a weissbier, you should use a straight glass, rinsed to remove any dust, and not iced. That way when the yeast drops in a good head of foam will be...
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    ^^^ Switch is irrelevant...

    ^^^ Switch is irrelevant...
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    There's no spite there, pity possibly, but no...

    There's no spite there, pity possibly, but no spite. It is just matter of fact. Many EU countries haven't bothered to issue the new rules to UK citizens resident in the EU. They wasted enough money...
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    Sticky: UK opening up without reciprocal arrangements,...

    UK opening up without reciprocal arrangements, bowing to pressure from industry rather than control of Covid. It's a disaster as far as managing a pandemic is concerned.
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    Unlike many, I remain a UK citizen and have not...

    Unlike many, I remain a UK citizen and have not opted for dual nationality. As such, it matters little where I live at the moment.

    Brexit is done as far as most are concerned. Off you go and take...
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    In other words the UK has reneged on its promises...

    In other words the UK has reneged on its promises that initiated the second phase of Brexit. Now respect has been lost at the negotiations and the UK will have difficulty getting anything for free.
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  25. I forgot to mention that despite the visa...

    I forgot to mention that despite the visa extension to July 31 due to covid there were many queueing behind the immigration desks when I left on June 11.
    My visa was extended to 14 Jun so I was...
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    ^ Actually it is "you must adopt our rules if you...

    ^ Actually it is "you must adopt our rules if you want to cherry pick benefits" and the UK wanting the benefits for free.
  27. Thread: Dry July

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    Poll: No chance, I just spent 3 months in Thailand...

    No chance, I just spent 3 months in Thailand under lockdown with crappy wine at expensive prices.

    I'm doing red wines from region to region from France, Italy and Spain as well as whites from...
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    I have to admit to being a bit of a loner when it...

    I have to admit to being a bit of a loner when it comes to expats around me. I have only met one of them in the last 5-6 years and he has dementia, poor soul, completely out of it nowadays, which is...
  29. I'm not fluent in any languages apart from...

    I'm not fluent in any languages apart from English. However, I can communicate in some when forced to.

    Getting back to Germany required proof of residence and some language skills help with...
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    One complaint I do have is that in the EU food is...

    One complaint I do have is that in the EU food is allowed to be packaged the same but contain different ingredients "to allow for tastes in different countries". It has allowed certain companies to...
  31. The 5-a-day lark is a load of bollocks...

    The 5-a-day lark is a load of bollocks...
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    Cyrille I need a grammar check.... Supplement...

    Cyrille I need a grammar check....

    Supplement can be a noun or a verb...

    ...the suffix ation is used to turn a verb into a noun...common (mainly US) thing to do.

    So why not use supplement...
  33. Treat someone with hatred, and I have felt a lot...

    Treat someone with hatred, and I have felt a lot of hatred towards refugees and migrants, and you can expect hatred in return. Treat a man with inhumanity and expect the same inhumane treatment.
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  34. Thread: Negress Redux

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    ^^ True enough. I was simply describing the...

    ^^ True enough. I was simply describing the possible way she could be the daughter of two black parents and the biological offspring of a black and white mix at the same time.
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    Poll: I had carpaccio today in a lovely truffle...

    I had carpaccio today in a lovely truffle flavoured olive oil and tomato and olive salad topped with flaked parmesan. Salt was replaced with 2 teaspoons of German caviar.

    That's something that...
  36. Thread: Negress Redux

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    Mother was raped by a white man when married ?...

    Mother was raped by a white man when married ? Husband adopted offspring as his own.
  37. Oxymoron there somewhere....

    Oxymoron there somewhere....
  38. Meanwhile the story has been updated on the Beeb...

    Meanwhile the story has been updated on the Beeb to say that only the assailant has been killed. The victims are being treated in hospital for their wounds but none have died so far.
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    Poll: It depends on the steak. The better the quality...

    It depends on the steak. The better the quality the more rare I prefer. It also depends on the thickness of the cut. Carpaccio is fine for me if slices are nice and thin.
  40. The BBC is reporting that the incident took place...

    The BBC is reporting that the incident took place in the Park Inn Hotel, which is currently being used to house asylum seekers.
    I wonder who is terrorising who...

    Perhaps they were being...
  41. Thread: Airline News

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    I think they should be looking at Pakistan's...

    I think they should be looking at Pakistan's neighbour as well.

    Not even on my emergency list when I choose an airline.
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    Sticky: Beaches full in many parts of UK ... blame...

    Beaches full in many parts of UK ... blame Dominic for the difficulty in controlling.

    ...should get rid of a few more.
  43. Thread: Airline News

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    The interim accident report is out for PIA...

    The interim accident report is out for PIA 8303...


    https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/Upload/SIBReports/AAIB-431.pdf


    It sounds worse than I first thought (if that's possible). The gear was down...
  44. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Three more days to go after today and quarantine...

    Three more days to go after today and quarantine is over. Lovely sunny days this week and we are stuck in the apartment and garden.

    I've been practicing my golf swing in the garden. No ball, just...
  45. Thread: Airline News

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    Pretty sure that was implied in my post.

    Pretty sure that was implied in my post.
  46. Thread: Airline News

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    ^ Domestic is Thai Smile and they provided...

    ^ Domestic is Thai Smile and they provided excellent service when we used them to get back to Germany. Yes, they cancelled the evening flight and rebooked us on the morning one. However, I consider...
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    That's some more to add to the list, thanks. ...

    That's some more to add to the list, thanks.

    I'll try a few out and see how they compare. Could be a slow thread...
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    Sticky: ^ It's out in the world now and mutations could...

    ^ It's out in the world now and mutations could develop anywhere and be transmitted around the world. No need for bats any longer.
  49. Quite right Harry. They should also not be...

    Quite right Harry. They should also not be disclosing it as terrorist related unless they have sufficient evidence. They don't really need the additional powers it allows in this instance.
  50. Places I'd like to go ... Westabout...London,...

    Places I'd like to go ...

    Westabout...London, LA, Hawaii, NZ, Oz, Sing, India...with a few more stops in there.

    Africa...had the chance to go to Zimbabwe with a girl I met on a plane. I...
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