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  1. AFCB Wildcat

    BLM Uk protest marches

    I don't know. The guys who restrained this guy seemed to get off in similar circumstances. Mind you the mobs haven't taken to the streets over this one for some reason? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-56345265
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    Non Alcoholic Drinks

    Trouble is I can only taste the lemonade! Back in the day when kids weren't allowed in pubs and we had to sit in the beer garden, I soon persuaded my dad to leave out the lemonade and sneak me a half of bitter with my Smith's crisps That is my weapon of choice if I'm driving but I can only manage a couple of pints and don't like it too strong. Soda water used to be free and you only paid for a dash of cordial but that's all changed now too!
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    Non Alcoholic Drinks

    I wonder if that's to do with how it's made? I believe the beers are brewed as per normal beer, then the alcohol is removed which adds to the production cost. The ciders I don't think are fermented so more just a fruit drink. I'm a big Cider drinker but I don't like the fruity ones even in alcohol form. They just taste like fizzy Ribena or other carbonated fruit drinks to me. My favourite zero alcohol so far is the Old Speckled hen but I'm working my way through the other suggestions offered here so thanks to everyone. Things have certainly progressed in this department in recent years where before, choices were very limited.
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    This is a new discovery for me but is really getting on my nerves! .... People that advertise their cars with a price of £1234 in the ad header but then at the end of the blurb say "price is £5250" or whatever. What is that even all about??? I've been looking for a cheap stopgap runabout for my daughter and put a ceiling price of £1500 in the search filter and you get loads of £1234 ads coming up for much more expensive cars. Just put the actual price and stop wasting my time
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    Non Alcoholic Drinks

    It would probably be more expensive than normal beer but I wouldn't mind that within reason. Apparently even allowing for the duty, normal beer is cheaper to produce, allegedly. I just want a pint! The most popular 'alcohol free' in pubs seems to be Beck's blue which is okay but as it only in a 275ml bottle, the price per pint is eye watering. I had a reccy down Sainsbury's just now. I got some Heineken 0.0 which is in a bigger 330ml bottle but I prefer the Becks. I also found that they did a 0.5% Old Speckled hen in a 500ml bottle so I'm looking forward to trying that in a bit.
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    Non Alcoholic Drinks

    100% agree with that. Why shouldn't there be one on pump? On the occasions I took my turn to drive if we went for a meal I just drink tap water. My wife would get annoyed and think I was just being miserable because I couldn't have a pint but I just don't like sugary drinks and am not paying the same price as a pint just to feel nauseous! I understand that apparently non alcoholic beer is more expensive to make but it's the small bottles that don't help. I found one by Brewdog called Nanny state which was nice but £4 plus a bottle and gone in a couple of swigs! I want a pint.
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    Non Alcoholic Drinks

    I'm one of those people that feel a bit lost without a drink in my hand when relaxing. Coffee gives me nausea and I can only drink so much tea so I prefer a long drink. Up till recently I would have a few ciders or beers which wasn't a problem because when I was working night shifts my week largely consisted of work and sleep so alcohol consumption was a weekend thing. Now that I have more time on my hands though it's a bit of a problem. The problem is that I can't drink the normal carbonated stuff that's passed off to non alcohol drinkers. I hate Coca-Cola and sweet drinks again make me nauseous. Lime & Soda is about the only soft drink I can manage, but again not too much. There are a few more low & alcohol free beers on the market nowadays which are getting better. The trouble I'm finding is that they seem ridiculously expensive, especially in pubs (remember them?) and then they seem to be in such small bottles that a couple of gulps and they're gone! The best I've found so far is Adnams alcohol free Ghost Ship which is quite palatable and comes in a near pint bottle. They normally have it in Wetherspoons although they keep it in a fridge. Lager, fine but why pubs put bottled ales in a fridge I don't know, it's just plain wrong! Has anyone any recommendations for a decent non alcoholic drink for those 'designated driver' or just alcohol free days?
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I had mine yesterday. I Feel absolutely fine and wouldn't know I'd even had it. My wife had hers last week and was rough that night & the following day. Her arm ached and had flu like symptoms.
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    Car Insurance

    Indeed, yes I've tried that too. It's one or the other. Sometimes it's cheaper with just me & sometimes cheaper with just my wife but putting both usually increases it. You have to play with all the parameters on those comparison sites. I often find I get different quotes from the same company using different comparison sites because they ask different questions. It's all based on statistics I think, which are always changing so the same answers don't always work on another day. As with my 'communal car park' v ' driveway at home', I guess statistics at the time said more thefts had occurred from driveways than communal carparks. Most young drivers only have a cheap 1st car & wouldn't claim for theft anyway because it would cost them more in increased premiums over the next 5 years than the car was worth. The trouble is, that while 3rd party only used to be the cheapest option, it then became the most expensive option because statistics say that more claims are made against 3rd party only policies but again that will probably change again.
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    Car Insurance

    Hence why I always try to strike a rapport and get them onside I've had them surrender discounts without even asking!
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    Car Insurance

    I'll certainly give that a try, thanks. I must admit, I can't work out how it all works with car insurance. Changing the parameters when getting quotes seems to make huge differences too. When my lad passed his test we were getting ridiculous quotes for a Ford Fiesta but his mate insured his for half the price. I quizzed him about how he'd got his so cheap as we'd used the same comparison site and got vastly different prices for the same car. We assumed it to be post code as they were both the same age but it made no difference by putting his post code in our quote so we went through the questions & answers one by one. The one that brought it down significantly was ' where is the vehicle kept overnight?' We had put 'driveway at home' & he had put 'communal carpark' as he lived in a flat. As soon as we changed it to that the price tumbled. I've tried it since though and it didn't work but you have to keep playing to see what does! Which day of the week you start it seems to make a huge difference too. When my daughter passed her test aged 28, the cheapest quote on compare the market was £1200 from Admiral on a 318ti BMW. I rang Admiral as we already had a multi car policy with them and asked for a quote for my daughter on this car and it came out at £650. Every year when I get my renewal quote I check the comparison sites to see if I can get it cheaper and when I ring Admiral to query the price they come down by significant amounts. I find that being polite & friendly to them on the phone pays dividends too. A mate rang them giving attitude, accusing them of ripping him off while offering better deals to new customers and got nowhere!
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I just don't believe 12.5 stone is overweight for me due to the size of my frame and I'm about 5'10 and half" (that 0.5" inch is important ) Even at 14 stone I didn't look overweight i.e didn't have a gut or wobbly bits. In fact when the doctor was first assessing my blood pressure situation he initially said I wasn't overweight until he put me on the scales and decided I was!
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I embarked on a weight loss program a couple of times to improve my blood pressure. As you say, the charts are too simplistic as there are far more factors than height. I dropped from just over 14 stone to just under 11.5 and like you, I looked terrible. Aquaintences thought I had a terminal illness as I looked drawn, haggard and underweight but the doctor was telling me that ideally I should lose another stone. Some people are naturally skinny & some are larger framed. There's no way I could get to 10 stone without losing muscle mass and I wouldn't want to. 12.5 stone is about right for me.
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    Storming Off

    That's exactly right but the problem for me is that the default setting in these situations is 'racist' and anyone who dares to suggest any differently is either in denial, or a right wing jack booted nazi. That nonsense with with Princess Michael's brooch springs to mind. There was a story in the news the other week about a guy called Jack Barnes who's death was ruled unlawful because he couldn't breathe while being restrained a la Floyd after being hunted down by Metrolink transport workers who suspected him & his mates had used drugs on a train. Imagine in those same circumstances if he had been black? This would have been an undeniable racist killing. Media uproar, protests on the street. That complete tool Hamilton would have been straight on to his tee shirt supplier to do some more stirring of racial tensions but as it was it barely caused a ripple. The agenda now seems to be that black people are above criticism and beyond reproach without it being racist and that just can't be. To be honest, without all this fuss I wouldn't even have known or cared that Meghan was mixed race but she can't be above criticism just because of the colour of her skin.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    The thing is though, this is a lockdown in name only. Apart from hospitality, some shops & entertainment/sports venues being closed most people are just carrying on as normal. You only have to look at the shear volume of people out and about and traffic on the roads to see that. If lockdown doesn't work then it's for one of 2 reasons. Either the permitted reasons for leaving home are spreading the virus or people are aren't complying with the guidelines.
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