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by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Unless we remain in the Single Market and Customs Union. Sorted. Obviously where we will end up if Labour get their way.
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "Bodyguard."
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: "Bodyguard."

I was impressed by the trouble they went to get technical details correct (those that I'm aware of, anyway). They even showed the correct cartridge case for the PSL rifle, a feat which is almost unheard-of. They got all the detail around Ministerial bodyguards, staff who work for Ministers, etc, co...
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

It would certainly stir up the whole issue in comparison with their current policy, which appears to be to leave the EU but to continue to enjoy all of the benefits of membership. Rrright.... About as likely as Richard Dawkins becoming the next Pope. How an intelligent man like Keir Starmer can sta...
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Croydon Cat Killer
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Croydon Cat Killer

Tony.Williams wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Not heard of the Croydon Cat before - is it a particularly nasty breed? :gmc
Smaller, urban, relative of the Surrey Puma:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrey_Puma
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Croydon Cat Killer
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Croydon Cat Killer

I'm surprised I haven't posted on this subject before. I've been skepticking at this for ages. After years of BS about there being a "Croydon Cat Killer" the police have finally stated the obvious. "Croydon cat killer finally unmasked as Met Police say it is foxes, closing the case" https://www.tele...
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Katie Hopkins - oh dear..
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Katie Hopkins - oh dear..

An excellent opportunity to remind ourselves of one of the best newspaper apologies of all time. From The Daily Mirror, May 2018: “ A previous version of this article suggested that Katie Hopkins was stopped from leaving South Africa because of the consumption of Ketamine. We are happy to clarify th...
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 547
Views: 44905

Re: Brexit consequences

Doesn't 'voting down a no deal Brexit' mean 'voting for the deal'? :con Well it depends upon the alternatives being presented but yes perxactly.... Usual order of events would be to agree a deal with the EU and then have it ratified by parliament but goodness knows what course this rudderless ship ...
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "Bodyguard."
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: "Bodyguard."

chaggle wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:24 am
Quote from Jaqui Smith on Good Morning Britain when asked if the relationship between MP and guard was close... "Yes - but not that bloody close"
Alan Johnson's wife slept with his police bodyguard. I know of at least one other similar situation.
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

Tony.Williams wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:40 pm
It's such a long time since I first went there, I don't recall my initial reaction.
Disappointment at lack of clowns?
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

I wonder if you saw the similarly underwhelming statue in Ghent? It was pointed out to us on a short river trip. http://www.belgiumview.com/belgiumview/tl3/view0005722.php4 I've been to Gent but didn't see it. I don't remember it being publicised. Millions of homes have small underwhelming features...
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

Tony.Williams wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:35 am
Times Square in New York. Not a square at all in the London sense: just an elongated road junction with lots of advertising displays.
If you found that disappointing, you must have really felt let down by Piccadilly Circus.
by Croydon13013
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: It Confounds the science
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: It Confounds the science

If you enjoy parody songs about Trump you should check out Randy Rainbow. He's done dozens and some of them are very good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8vD8ZP ... e=youtu.be
by Croydon13013
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

I saw the Manneken Pis a few years ago and couldn't believe how small and boring it was. The chocolate shop just around the corner was selling chocolate replicas that were larger than the original. When I said this to my parents my dad said that my Uncle Frank had visited it during the second world ...
by Croydon13013
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Alternative Medicine and Therapies.
Topic: Coconut oil
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Coconut oil

I thought the main problem with palm oil was the destruction of the wild habitats where Orang Utan's lived. Didn't think it was poisoning my peanut butter, The primary criticism of coconut oil is the high level of saturated fat - 82%. Palm oil can be as high as 86% (although apparently it can be as...
by Croydon13013
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Medicine and Therapies.
Topic: Coconut oil
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Coconut oil

Well, "pure poison" is obviously an exaggeration. That it isn't good for you has been known for a long time. The NHS recommends against consumption. But it is probably not quite as bad for you as palm oil and that is in lots and lots of things.