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  1. AFCB Wildcat

    The Colston Statue

    https://www.change.org/p/the-president-of-algeria-the-removal-of-the-barbary-coast-pirate-statue-in-algiers You might want to sign this then. Looks like they need support
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Wow! Again, another service item that has been made a lot more difficult to replace than it need be. I replaced the clutch on one of my front wheel drive cars at the side of the road once, but within a couple of model changes of the same make car, it became necessary to drop the the engine & subframe to remove the gearbox whereas the old model had a removable plug on the end of the gearbox to disengage the shaft and an access panel on the bell housing to drop the clutch out. Money saved on manufacture but a £50 DIY job now a £1000 garage bill.
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Yes but only use Duracell plus. The ones from Poundland barely get you home
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    It's absolutely ridiculous! Back in the day when my mates engine seized in his MK1 Cavalier, I changed the engine for him on a Saturday afternoon. It would take me longer to replace all the bulbs in my car now!
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Car manufacturers that make it necessary to dismantle half the car in order to change a bulb Given the significant safety issue of non working lights, bulbs should be able to be replaced at the side of the road. It's just cost me £82 to replace a side light bulb on my wife's car and now my indicator has gone on mine which necessitates removal of the wheel, wheel arch liner followed by keyhole surgery to replace a 50p bulb!
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    Poole 2022

    I went to Poole regularly in the 70's but not again until comparetively recently so I didn't see when or what changed. Poole Town were still at the stadium when I went and the dog track is still as I remember it, so what changed? Were the dog & speedway tracks widened making the centre green too small for the football pitch? I'm guessing the pitch used to meet the regulation minimum size back in the day?
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    It took me the full 10 days before I tested negative but apparently after 10 days you're okay even if lateral flow is still showing a positive result. After messing up my Xmas, I ended my isolation on the day I went back to work. Nice break that was!
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I had exactly that scenario after my mother's stroke some years ago. It took 3 months to get her out of hospital while all the time being fed lies & bull rubbish by so called social workers telling me that everything was nearly in place but just waiting on a special bed to become available or some other excuse to delay her release. It transpired that nothing was in place and it was an ongoing dispute on who was funding her care.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I did have a PCR & unfortunately that was positive too. To be fair, in my experience of all the cases in my circle of friends, family & colleagues, the LF test has been spot on when confirmed by PCR for both positive & negative results.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Yes I believe that's the case too from what I've read. Like the fuel crises though, the distribution problem was only due to the unusually high demand because of panic buying and we now have a similar problem with more people needing kits than before leaving the pharmacies short of stock. As I say, luckily some came in the post today but unfortunately I'm still showing an emphatic positive
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    The problem with the LFT kits is caused by the new rules that say you now don't have to self isolate if you're in close contact as long as you're jabbed & you test daily. The infected person can end their isolation after 7 days if they produce a negative result on days 6 & 7 so everyone is clamouring for test kits to avoid isolation which has caused a shortage. It all seems a bit pointless though because I've read that you can be infectious for 2 days before you show any symptoms. My symptoms started Xmas Eve but I didn't test positive till boxing day. I had been testing daily as a colleague had tested positive on the 21st. A friend who I went to football with last week and who I was in the car with all the way to Middlesbrough & back had symptoms for the last couple of days before, but said it was okay because he'd done a test and it was negative so it was just a cold. I assumed the same when I tested negative for 2 days after becoming ill but I suspect now that if he had done a further test he'd have tested positive like me. None of our local pharmacies have kits at the moment but fortunately some turned up in the post today so hopefully I can get out by 2nd January.
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    Poole 2022

    Apologies if I'm misunderstanding what your saying, but is the stadium site big enough to accommodate even a small football stadium and a housing development? The trend these days seems to be moving sports stadiums out of town centres and in into brown field sites or the back of an industrial estate thus leaving the more valuable land for housing.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Well great. I've just done a positive lateral flow test so that's my Xmas holiday over Woke up feeling bad yesterday but tested okay on the day. 3 blokes at work had it in the last week so I was a bit concerned. Oh well, banished to the summer house now and can't go to QPR tomorrow but plenty of beer so I'll be fine!
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    I don't disagree with that. The problems go back way before Brexit though. I simply don't buy that these jobs are just ones that people simply don't want to do anymore. It's more that the wages paid for them can't keep pace with the cost of housing so local people can't afford to do them. When I was younger most of my mates parents lived in council houses and worked in lower paid jobs. My father was a postman and we had a 3 bedroom bungalow in Bournemouth. I don't think that's achievable on a postman's wages now. The selling off of council houses undoubtedly fuelled a housing boom and left a shortage of affordable housing for people in lower paid jobs. The East Europeans have filled these jobs on mass because largely they weren't in it for the long term. They share rented accommodation and turn up to work in squads thus keeping their costs down. I don't blame them or hate them for it, they're doing what they have to do but it limits the job and housing prospects for local youngsters. The only answer anyone has offered for this on here is that our young people should all go to university to get degrees and get better jobs thus leaving all the "funny foreigners" who obviously aren't capable of aspiring to anything better to do all the rubbish that locals supposedly just don't want to do anymore because it's beneath them. Sounds a bit racist in itself to me. I have worked with many skilled Poles in my job in and they were great people who I made lasting friendships with. They've all gone home now. Not because of Brexit but because after they had bought homes here and they were paying a big mortgage and in it for the long term like the rest of us it wasn't so great after all. One even went back for because the waiting list here for an operation they needed was to long and didn't return. The ones that had bought property here did okay though after taking the equity they had made on their properties here home with them and now have much bigger houses at home. Nobody has yet come up with a sensible plan on how to integrate thousands of refugees into an already broken society. It's no use just taking the moral high ground by calling people bigots and racists who simply don't like funny foreigners when they point out problems.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Well good luck with finding work that will pay for a home and an acceptable standard of living starting with nothing because there's plenty already here that can't. I've never seen many people sleeping in shop doorways etc as there are now.

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