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General Discussion / Re: Odds & Sods
« Last post by daftjack on Today at 11:09 AM »
Hi All, As to the questions mentioned I (personally) would answer none of them as I find them totally irrelevant to the survey in question. As to facebook I have stated several times I would not use it for obvious reasons. The main reason being that all the questions in the survey mentioned would ALREADY be known to Facebook even if you 'THINK' you have never told them this information. As the saying goes: “if you aren’t being sold, you are the product.” Nowhere is this more true than on Facebook.

I do not use Facebook.
I do not use twitter.
I do not use WhatsApp.
I do not use Google Directly. (Startpage removes ALL trackers and logs)
I DO use TOR.

My 'footprint' on the net is very small (personal information wise) and I intend to keep it as small as possible.

Just a thought......

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« Last post by Son of Nomad on Today at 09:58 AM »
Hi All, Hi Son of Nomad, You are probably right about the rust. If you had owned a vauxhall In Johannesburg your rust problem would not have been a problem. The nearest beach (Ocean and salt) is Maputo (in Mozambique) about 550 kilometers away. From April to August there is very little to no rain.

Just a thought......


Hi daftjack – your comment about a rust-free climate in Joberg reminds me that in 1984 I moved from Diggle, Saddleworth to the Fylde Coast for health reasons. My new work colleagues used to tell me that over here cars rust very quickly because of the salt in the sea air. This news had me worried because initially I believed them. Only as time went on did I realise that they were joking.
Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« Last post by Bill on Today at 09:45 AM »
Here's a link to an interesting picture - LINK

Here's another view of the building:

General Discussion / Re: Odds & Sods
« Last post by Bill on Today at 09:33 AM »
On its Facebook page, Tameside Council asks us to take part in a survey about "accessing water as an option in children's meals when eating out"

Innocent enough, one would think - until the last page of the survey, when the following questions are asked:

What gender are you?

In which region/country do you live?

What is your age?

Please state the highest level of qualifications you have completed.

Which of the following (race) best describes you?

What is your approximate average annual household income before tax but including any benefits, tax credits or pensions?

Although it won't, the council needs to tell us what relevance such personal questions have to the subject of children eating out.
Hi All, When a labour supporter is accused of Anti-Semitism it is all over the front of national newspapers (especially the Daily Mail). Yet when a large number of Tory supporters are suspended for posting or endorsing Islamaphobic material it hardly gets a mention in the Newsprint. Is this because the majority of British Daily's are owned by right wing supporters? Or is it perhaps that the Tory party are good at keeping these instances of Islamaphobia secret? People are still waiting for the promised investigation into Islamaphobia that the Tories promised it would institute. The reason given for the delay was "we are establishing the terms of the investigation".

I think that most intelligent people know that islamaphobia is RIFE in the Tory Party as the quote below confirms:

Recent polls conducted for Hope Not Hate by YouGov – which has a solid record when looking at party members – is horrifying. It found that 60% of Tory members believe Islam “is generally a threat to western civilisation”, with less than one in five dissenting; that 54% hold it to be “generally a threat to the British way of life”; and 43% do not want a Muslim as prime minister. Two-thirds believe the lie that parts of Britain are under sharia law; another 45% believe in the racist nonsense that there are no-go areas for non-Muslims; and 40% want to limit Britain’s Muslim population. Among the most chilling findings was that 42% believe “having people from a wide variety of racial and cultural backgrounds” has damaged British society, with just 39% dissenting.

I am certain that the majority of British people do NOT think as the people above do. We need a Government that supports ALL British people, irrespective of Religion (or none), colour and culture. We do not need today, the mindset of our predecessors of the 1800's, where it was OK to treat non Europeans as something akin to an animal to be looked at with disgust and horror and NO understanding of THEIR way of life and culture. If I may I would like to give an example of what I mean by our predecessors arrogance and the "WE are BRITISH" attitude of bygone days.

IF I said to anyone on this Forum "without going online, where is Mosi-oa-Tunya". Most of those on the Forum would probably not know. Yet for hundreds of years (if not more) this is what it was called by the local natives. THEN along comes a British Subject (a Jock from Blantyre) and says from now on it will be called "VICTORIA FALLS" and it has been called by that name ever since. This is what I mean by the arrogance of Britain. THOSE days are long gone and today we need to treat people from wherever as our equals. This is how Decency works.

Just a thought.....


PS. For those who do not know 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' means "The smoke that thunders" in SiLozi ( a local language) It is in Zimbabwe. The Jock was David Livingstone.

General Discussion / Re: As the catagory says "Putting the world to rights".
« Last post by daftjack on September 19, 2019, 10:49 PM »
Hi All, The photo below is of American Patriot Missiles.

 Patriot missiles failed to protect Saudi Arabia from attack because even the world’s best (really the worst) anti-air systems sometimes don’t work, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, expertly rebuking critics of the US defense industry. Washington was left red in the face after missiles and armed drones successfully penetrated Saudi airspace – which is guarded by an arsenal of fancy US-made Patriot systems – hitting a major oil facility in the country.

NOW we know why Turkey and India have bought the Russian made S-400 Missile system, as opposed to the American Patriot.  Theirs actually WORKS.

Just a thought......

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« Last post by daftjack on September 19, 2019, 10:29 PM »
Hi All, looking after our wildlife:

Its a British thing!!

Just a thought.....

Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« Last post by KENNETHO on September 19, 2019, 07:29 PM »
my  lord my client is a lift operator when this young ladywearing a low cut blouse showing ample of her breasts saw my client staring at them sha told him to stop staring at them and press one  quickly and my client did exactly that   i rest my  case..
Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« Last post by Bill on September 19, 2019, 07:28 PM »
Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« Last post by Bill on September 19, 2019, 07:13 PM »
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