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MOB rants

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:46

My Grandson playing one of those war games where robotic figures get shot at with a million bullets asked me if it was like real life.
My reply was everything you need in the Infantry you carry on your back and that would not include a million rounds, you learned to conserve rounds and everything else including food, water was more important.
The day I handed those weapons in for the last time was the last time I wanted to handle them, this need to have guns seems sick to me. They are deadly dangerous things in the hands of trained people god help us when untrained idiots get hold of them, ban the lot I say.

Gilly, in the SM the other day an assistant I knew said she would put my half dozen items through the self service till, with reluctance I agreed, big mistake.
Same thing wrong bag, refused to read the codes, told us bag had unidentified item then after twice the time through a manned till it refused my card twice, that gives you one more go before it eats the card.
This is three tries and three failures I told her I will only use the service tills in future, her reply! "I do not blame you"?


MOB rants

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 15:10

G/G, i too think them mad, I have my Dads wartime police truncheon handy in a draw and having used them in the Army would not hesitate and to H@## with the consequences.


MOB rants

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 14:24

Hello Debra, My Daughter lives in Sunnyvale California and their taxes have gone through the roof. The water is sold to other States and Electricity comes from what must be the worlds largest wind farm, I travelled down to the Mexican border and it was windmills all the way, what a way to ruin the views.
We have short sighted politicians in all countries, they see only as far as the next election instead of putting proper future needs to the for.
We live in a sick world the Murder in London in the name of Islam is an attempt to start an internecine war, it will fail. My skin crawls when school children in the USA are murdered, when will the people realise guns need to be banned.


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Posted: 23/05/2013 at 22:35

Kef, we have deep mines not very far from us at Boulby, they are about to open another mine not far from that one. The skills are there and they are highly mechanised. Our last sea mines closed after Maggi was long gone and there are still youngish people to train the new men needed.
I was down a coal mine, deeply depressing and then the ICI Anhydrite mine, a dual carriageway underground, buses to the working face, light airy and apart from being 1000 feet underground not bad working conditions. Mining today is light years away from the old style pits and we are sitting on masses of usable fuel waiting to be dug out so who needs Nuclear.
The Germans do not they are going back to coal and surely burning our own coal must be better than bringing wood from Canada which we do at the moment at Wilton over the river Tees from us.
The fuel policy of this Government ( I could say what fuel policy) is a mismatch of trying to please the Greens, the Europeans, Save the world?? what all on our own? what about China, India,  Russia and America, none of them seem very interested in anything but cheap power for their economy.
Do I live in an Asylum I ask.


MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:03

MMP, kids, don't we just love them, well i do my grandchildren, they go home again.
I do not knock the roof mounted panels although the next person knocking on my door trying to sell them could get a knock. Almost every house in Cyprus had them they get sunshine, here in the North East not a bright idea.
G/G in tonight's paper they have allocated £12,000,000 to start mining under the North sea, a hundred years of good coal so they say and they can recycle the CO2 back underground. We had coal mines out under the sea, Maggi closed them down and put every one to work in Fish and Chip shops until the Europeans stopped us going fishing.
We already have generating stations burning Canadian wood so using our own coal providing jobs and infrastructure sounds good to me. Of course the greens will object, it is OK to burn someone else's wood with the costs of cutting shredding shipping etc but using what we have plenty of "oh dear no way" and I do not hear them bleating about the open cast in the area.
I am afraid folks you need expendable money to get the best loos and I was castigated roundly last time I mentioned having any so I did not say it.


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Posted: 23/05/2013 at 12:53

"Oh Bev" you are obviously not giving your custom to the better loos, they have dispensers for wipes to use opening the door with then a bin for the cloth outside.
Possibly more waste to upset the greens but then having to see those stupid windmills that spoil the sea view from Redcar I like to upset them.
Hygene in modern loos is none existent as a rule so the way to go is carry a pack of your own hand wipes, of course that is even more rubbish to get rid off.
Watching a woman sneeze over an open display of fancy cakes in M&S turned me off ever buying them, we can only be as clean as the next person wishes to be and seeing what can be picked up off supermarket trolley handles makes you think.
Oh well we only die once!!


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Posted: 23/05/2013 at 11:27

G/G, my donations are by letter, the Salvation Army come round once a year and I never refuse them. The local Hospice for adults and children is two fields away so I take it in twice a year.
Two Army charities for obvious reasons and the Air Ambulance plus a local Care Home that helped when we needed them.
As a pensioner on fixed income I give what I can afford as to phone calls and door knockers they get a polite sorry, "unless" they get stroppy, then the old RSM comes to the for and they leave chastened.
Having seen real poverty in various overseas postings I laugh at people in this country saying they are poor, they do not know what poor is, yet knowing the overseas aid goes oft astray with the people in most need getting the least I refrain from adding to the arms race which is where a lot of it goes.


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Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:00

If you hear a loud yell it was me, as I went to unlock the door this morning two more of those plastic bags were in the letter box that is six in four days this week.
What a waste of money for something that has almost fallen off the planet, who bothers with them now, I see the odd one around here where once most did conribute.
I fell out with Oxfam years ago when seeing their oncosts and what actually went to aid people.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 09:50

Stockton, both lawns cut but it is freezing out there, rapidly clouding over so I think it was a good job I was out early. Getting a nice hot cuppa into me before shopping, "oh" and a clean up before Daughter lands after her Honeymoon to inspect the place.


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Posted: 22/05/2013 at 11:20

Last week G/G I received two large envelopes addressed to my wife one from Viking tours and one from a Woolen house.
I have a letter in my files which I send off to those people saying my wife passed away yet still they come.
Viking tours are a new one we never ever used them in our lives so the selling of names and addresses must now be big business.
I will vote for any party who vows to curb such assaults on our privacy no matter who they are as the constant reminders do not help.


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