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MOB rants

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:26

Love them or hate speed bumps, I hate them, whether they work or not, I think not they are here to stay along with the narrowing the roads to single carriageway and those ridiculous cutting the road to one lane with huge  who has priority notices, who thought that one up.
As to tail gaters ignore them, I am not even tempted to give them the finger these days, I drive as I wish  and conclude every other road user is an idiot let them get on with it, having driven all types of vehicle on four Continents my conclusion is even the Cairo traffic is preferable to those mad women on the school run here,
I saw some horrendous driving in the London school run hours so much so I would park up and go for breakfast whilst they proceeded to kill their precious bundles of joy. Anger, time issues, trying to fit too much into your day do not make good drivers just accidents.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 23:42

Sue all front engined cars have coil springs supporting the engine mount axle chassis with oil filled dampers and shock absorbers to iron out the shocks.
My contention over speed bumps is the idiots speed over them no matter what so they do not calm the people who cause most of the accidents.
The section of lane with no speed bumps but hidden camera's works, the idiots wait until they get to the speed bump area knowing there are no camera's.
As too house with garages, every house on this small estate has a long drive and a garage behind the house, I can get five cars on mine yet they still park on the road, driving away the other day I had to weave through cars all standing next to empty drives. Of course it would take a few more seconds to either reverse or drive on and off the drive.
I am going to hire a large truck and park it all day to block the road, see what they say then.
Charlie, the bulldozer has been done up here, a builder removed one from in front of his drive and won, they moved it a couple of yards when they put it back so it was not across his drive.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 14:52

Charlie, a climber in the Army is an Infantry man, climbing out of foxholes, climbing out of ditches, climbing out of streams and even rivers, climbing out of troop carriers and finally climbing out of kit uniform boots and gaiters dropping into bed in need of support and rest.

Today's rant is Speed Bumps!!! What use are they? what do they actually do apart from break the car springs?, who needs them?
I go up the lane for my Paper and it means traversing six speed bumps each way, why? the idiots just speed over them anyway, the safe drivers are already below the speed limit and the cost of a new spring plus labour is £250. that is what it cost me.
They are in disrepair so the slope up is like traversing the North face of the Eiger, the downside you disappear into what looks like a tank trap and because there were once grass verges next to them they have become peat bogs because drivers bump up the kerb rather than risk death in the local A&E. The worst offenders are women on the school run with kids being thrown about like bags of washing in the back, the rest of the day we hardly see a vehicle apart from the 60 odd horse drawn vehicles that went along the lane two weeks ago.
Our Council have hidden camera's everywhere "err" a thought i better check my bathroom out. they could get the mad heads anytime so why mar the lovely potholed thoroughfare by adding speed bumps or as I call them "ar##" busters.
I rest my case.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 14:28

Stockton is Sunny and warm, clear blue sky. The bedding was stripped washed and on the line drying early, take advantage is my motto.

Frank.

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"?

Frank.

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.

Frank.

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.

Frank.

MOB rants

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.

Frank.

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.

Frank.

MOB rants

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!!

Frank.

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