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by Jimbox01
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:03 pm
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Topic: Clinton or Trump?
Replies: 138
Views: 53449

Re: Clinton or Trump?

I am sick.... very, very sick with a heavy dose of anger,embarrassment and despair. Welcome to our world. At least you have the opportunity to vote him out in four years though - Brexit could be forever. I sincerely hope Europe has learnt from Brexit and Trump, and are able to stop this disease fro...
by Jimbox01
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:15 pm
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Topic: Clinton or Trump?
Replies: 138
Views: 53449

Re: Clinton or Trump?

I would say that it would have been nice to see a little more written about Trump's policies and how he hopes to achieve his goals, but then people don't seem particularly interested in reality, it's all about how you 'feel', what 'seems' right, and what fits with your already entrenched views, so w...
by Jimbox01
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:28 pm
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Topic: Official Olympics 2016 Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 66764

Re: Official Olympics 2016 Thread

aice wrote:Anyone watching the Paralympics? I’m really enjoying the action in the Velodrome. Team GB off to a flying start with Storey , Giglia, Bate & Duggleby all winning golds. Amazing performances. :D
Not watching as much as the 2012 games, but that's because everything is on so late.
by Jimbox01
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:59 pm
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Topic: Official Olympics 2016 Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 66764

Re: Official Olympics 2016 Thread

Sadly Etimoni Timuani never made it out of the preliminary heats, but I'm sure he's still a hero back in Tuvalu - GO ETIMONI !! Etimoni Timuani – A football player who is the only person representing his country Etimoni Timuani is a 24-year old football/soccer player from the tiny island of Tuvalu. ...
by Jimbox01
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:10 pm
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Topic: Official Olympics 2016 Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 66764

Re: Official Olympics 2016 Thread

Blake wrote:...
With apologies to no one, I say, "Go Team USA!"
Go team Tuvalu!
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Go Etimoni Timuani !

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by Jimbox01
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:25 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

I am asking for some help here, because If I go about this the way I would have to, it will be arduous, and I might not even do it, but so often there is a short cut to where someone has already collected the data, so I hope someone here has just done a degree in economic studies or Geography or is...
by Jimbox01
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:28 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

I don't really get where this idea comes from that the Leaver's want the immigrants OUT. I don't recall anyone ever saying that, the issue was another 1/2 million every year... Most people who were interviewed in Barnsley after the results were in! I also don't remember anyone during the campaigns ...
by Jimbox01
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:10 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

I don't really get where this idea comes from that the Leaver's want the immigrants OUT. I don't recall anyone ever saying that, the issue was another 1/2 million every year... Most people who were interviewed in Barnsley after the results were in! I also don't remember anyone during the campaigns ...
by Jimbox01
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:15 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Well... it sounds to me like we are going to end up with the worst of everything. If Leadsome gets in she's already saying she'd let all EU nationals already living here stay (without getting assurances on our citizens living abroad) and she said today that 'the most important thing is trade', whic...
by Jimbox01
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:09 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Can I just spoil the tone of things here for a moment? 1) I voted stay and am very much in the pro EU camp. 2) I have been vocal in my views and stating that the Leave camp are, lets say misguided. BUT. I would (did) go to war to make sure those people had the right to vote whichever way they chose...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:08 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

This is priceless! m "I don't think the membership will vote for Gove. I remember being in a discussion about something to do with somewhere like Syria or Iraq and he was so wild that I remember exchanging looks with Liam Fox. "We were exchanging views and Liam was raising eyebrows. "...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:03 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Another irony, the UK people seam to be complaining most about the refugee situation at their doors. And it was indeed UK that strongly sided with the US' invasion on Iraq that saw hundreds of thousands of people be killed already then, place the country into ruins, destabilized the entire region, ...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:09 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Another irony, the UK people seam to be complaining most about the refugee situation at their doors. And it was indeed UK that strongly sided with the US' invasion on Iraq that saw hundreds of thousands of people be killed already then, place the country into ruins, destabilized the entire region, ...
by Jimbox01
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:29 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

I think one thing that swayed me to leave was the simple fact that I did not believe that the EU can be 'reformed from inside' as the remain camp kept telling us. The EU is power hungry, and money hungry too. I can't see that changing without other countries holding their own referendums and threat...
by Jimbox01
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:25 pm
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Topic: What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?
Replies: 52
Views: 17033

Re: What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?

Obviously, the Brexiters had no "Plan B", but had they even a "Plan A" ? The funny side of this melodrama is that the whole EU mess that England (mostly) voted to leave, is exactly what was shaped by our continental cowards to comply 30 years of preferential deals and "blac...
by Jimbox01
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:20 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

I think one thing that swayed me to leave was the simple fact that I did not believe that the EU can be 'reformed from inside' as the remain camp kept telling us. The EU is power hungry, and money hungry too. I can't see that changing without other countries holding their own referendums and threat...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:09 pm
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Topic: What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?
Replies: 52
Views: 17033

Re: What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?

The second referendum will probably be held no later than February or March next year - that should give everyone enough time to climb down off their high horses and come up with sensible solutions. The EU will allow the UK to stay in, and impose an emergency break on immigration from the EU, but th...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:06 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Germany and France now reportedly pushing forward with plans for a European Superstate with centralized economy, army etc... How do we feel about that? That has always been the aim of the EU, something the likes of Churchill wanted after the war, and I don't see why, in principal at least, it's a b...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:05 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Never mind Scotland, what about the rest of us! I think the UK should be split up on a town by town and city by city basis, so that everyone gets what they want. e.g. Derby could have a big fence around it, with a single entry point and armed guards keeping foreigners out, and if people from Derby ...
by Jimbox01
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:36 pm
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Topic: What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?
Replies: 52
Views: 17033

Re: What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?

I was hoping to gain a better understanding of what is was people thought they wanted, without bashing anyone for having a differing opinion, but if you just want have a dig at Scotland, that's OK too (not really). Like many people, I didn't want this situation but if there's a light at the end of t...
by Jimbox01
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:39 pm
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Topic: What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?
Replies: 52
Views: 17033

What's the plan for the UK (aka England & Wales) now?

1. What do you want to see happen and why? 2. How is it going to be achieved? 3. How long will it take? 4. Who should be in charge of making it happen? 5. What do you hope to personally gain from Brexit? 6. What are you as an individual going to do to help realise the dream? 7. How much pain and suf...
by Jimbox01
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:23 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Never mind Scotland, what about the rest of us! I think the UK should be split up on a town by town and city by city basis, so that everyone gets what they want. e.g. Derby could have a big fence around it, with a single entry point and armed guards keeping foreigners out, and if people from Derby w...
by Jimbox01
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:20 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Petition just hit 3 million, crazy how much support there is for it, I genuinely didn't expect it to reach half a million. The wording of the petition is wrong, but the aim isn't. It should really reference the fact that people were lied to and misled, and that people should be allowed to rectify t...
by Jimbox01
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:10 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

EU isn't really governed entirely by elected representatives, that's exactly why 'not having a say in the rules' was one of the key factors in the Leave campaign. That being said, Britain will definitely have a disadvantage by not having a seat at tables where collective decisions are made affectin...
by Jimbox01
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:54 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Take it easy. It's just short term financial loss. Give it a few years, Britain will be more prosperous than ever. Have you forgotten how countries like Germany and much of Europe could rebuild themselves after a terrible war? How is it Britain cannot do the same? Transitions are never easy but you...
by Jimbox01
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:56 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

F*CK I felt physically sick when I heard the news this morning, and everyone I've spoken to is just as shocked. Brexitiers may have voted with their hearts, but we're all going to pay for it out of our pockets, with jobs, and lost opportunities. Our only real hope now is to act quickly, bite the bu...
by Jimbox01
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:30 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

This is worth noting. Many UK residents, my self and wife included once my 90yo mother passes go the other way. If not for the EU, many would not consider it, which, as a large % of them are of retirement age would put a load on the NHS which is not there now. A person of working age coming to UK i...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:15 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Also, thoughts with Jo Cox, horrendous incident today - m She sounded like a genuinely good person and an atypical MP - someone you might vote for regardless of which party she represented. I'm still not convinced this was the right place to post this news though. The guy is mentally ill and his ac...
by Jimbox01
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:16 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

It's so difficult to sift between the simple facts (probably because it is mostly forecast / projection) and what is predominantly scaremongering, generally with an incredibly biased bent based on very little. I'm almost at a point where I'm prepared to go into the polling station and toss a coin. ...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:26 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Oh, and I believe The Sun are now supporting Brexit. That's a bloody good reason to not follow suit! Murdoch has always been anti EU. Not sure which disturbs me the most, having my future decided by an Australian-American Billionaire, or several million Sun readers - hopefully most of them won't ma...
by Jimbox01
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:30 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

It's scarey how little clarity and education we are receiving around the EU. I've read many articles that worry me about the direction the EU is going and how it's run. And I've read the same number of thr opposite nature with an equally convincing rationale/logic . Who to believe!!? If you want fa...
by Jimbox01
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:25 pm
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Topic: All New Top Gear Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 38812

Re: All New Top Gear Thread

Having finally watched most of an episode (the last one) I don't understand why they didn't use this as an opportunity to give the format a [complete?] overhaul. The current / Clarkson version of Top Gear evolved around him (and his sidekicks), and it was never going to be possible to find a replac...
by Jimbox01
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:44 pm
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Topic: All New Top Gear Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 38812

Re: All New Top Gear Thread

Having finally watched most of an episode (the last one) I don't understand why they didn't use this as an opportunity to give the format a [complete?] overhaul. The current / Clarkson version of Top Gear evolved around him (and his sidekicks), and it was never going to be possible to find a replace...
by Jimbox01
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:01 am
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

This is likely easier for me than many, but I'll be voting based on my view of our children's children's future, rather than the benefit/drawbacks I will experience now. My main issue and ongoing gripe is housing availability, strain on public services and wage stagnation Housing - we just about bu...
by Jimbox01
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:40 am
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Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407709

Re: Annoyances

For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2! How come shutting off his...
by Jimbox01
Mon May 23, 2016 1:41 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Donald Trump is in favour of Brexit. Just saying... Yes, but what's his position on bananas? The bendy fruit law thing is one of my favourite piece of anti EU stories. Yes, technically, the law is an EU law that we have had to implement. However, that's not really the true reflection of the story. ...
by Jimbox01
Thu May 19, 2016 2:26 pm
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Topic: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)
Replies: 377
Views: 84787

Re: Should the UK remain in the EU (British citizens only)

Alienturnedhuman wrote:Donald Trump is in favour of Brexit. Just saying...
Yes, but what's his position on bananas?
by Jimbox01
Tue May 03, 2016 1:31 pm
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Topic: To all Americans...
Replies: 145
Views: 59922

Re: To all Americans...

Marine Le Pen / Le Front National looked like they were on course to cause a major political upset in France - until it actually came to the crunch... Her brand of ultra right wing rhetoric isn't that dissimilar to the garbage spewed out by Trump, and it really did look like the FN was set to stick ...
by Jimbox01
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:12 pm
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Topic: F1 on LinkedIn - are you connected?
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F1 on LinkedIn - are you connected?

Out of curiosity I did a search of F1 teams and related organisations on LinkedIn, and was surprised to find I have loads and loads of 3rd level contacts (some 2nd), including Claire Williams, Eric Boullier, Sebastien Buemi, Jonathan Neal, David Croft, plus hundreds of other personnel. Bit of a surp...