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    Quote Originally Posted by John Green View Post
    A silver spoon is to be auctioned at an antique fair in Birmingham. It is expected to sell for around £160,000 It was manufactured in this country during the mid 18th Century. It is said to be similar in size and beauty of workmanship to that found in Charlies mouth at the time of his birth !
    Sadly the one in my mouth was later found to be a copy and as such declared worthless - like its owner! And, knowing you to be precise in all things, John, - Charlie's not Charlies. Thus making me a proper Charlie!
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    Mea culpa, mea culpa. I was aware when I did it but, couldn't rouse myself from my mid afternoon torpor to correct it. I've just penalised myself 500 lines: Do not ignore the apostrophe; especially, if Charles is watching !

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    John - you are worthy member of the forum!

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    Chas, You little Devil, you have just posted......6.666..............Times.............. ...
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    Aaarrg!! Oh the spell is now broken!

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    One from this part of the country "End of the Road" - http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/End-of
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    He was slightly unlucky. Police around to actually stop someone? That itself is worth a headline.

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    Did anyone see the latest battle for hearts and minds between our Nige and the Clegg? Points win for Nigel? Perhaps Cleggy? Or, did anyone land a knockout?

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    'fraid not - never one for these political point scoring boxing matches. But the general impression is that Farage won and perhaps more decisively than last time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Green View Post
    Did anyone see the latest battle for hearts and minds between our Nige and the Clegg? Points win for Nigel? Perhaps Cleggy? Or, did anyone land a knockout?
    I just watched it on BBC Iplayer. I think Clegg was beaten well and truly by Nigel.
    Out of the two of them, Nigel was far more up front than Cleggy, who was very ill informed in his replies, and tried to back pedal far too many things, I thought he hadn't done his homework prior to his thrashing.Cleggy struggled to get the answers to the questions, however, Nige came straight out with his answers without having to thing prior to giving his answers to the question.
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    I don't gamble, except on the Lottery. But, when I go into the bookies on Saturday to make a fortune on the Grand National winner, I'll ask if they'll give odds on Nigel becoming Prime Minister by 2020 !

    I can see Charlie spluttering into his champagne.

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    Ooh, I dunno, John. With all the Scots Labour mob gone by 2015, that's Millipede's goose well and truly cooked - forever - and the Libs are a spent force anyway so it'll be a run-off between Nige and whoever has replaced Dave by 2020.........now where's that flute????
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    Well, I'll tell you what chaps, at my advanced age, a whole new career beckons with the news tha the Crown Prosecution Service is no longer fit for purpose.

    Yes, it's a criminal career for me. Why are you turning away from making an honest buck Johnnie boy ? Because it seems that, if I'm caught by Plod, the professional ineptitude of the CPS will ensure an additional layer of Teflon coating on my wholesome frame which will ensure that nothing that the dopey CPS throws at me in the shape of evidence will ever stick.

    Talk about 'chickens comin' home to roost' ! This Government - and for all I know the one before - has slavishly promoted an agenda of ethnic minority quotas, female quotas, Uncle Tom Cobbley and all quotas to the point that most if not all of the evidence assembled for the prosecution by the CPS is deemed not fit for purpose, resulting in acquital after acquital.

    Indeed, Court appearances by CPS representatives is frequently on a 'hit and miss' basis. Sometimes they turn up up in the Court, sometimes they don't. When evidence is prepared for submission, it is frequently in 'pidgin' English (not my phrase but the D. Tel) and requires skilled interpretation and much re-working.

    Phone calls to a CPS office require to be interpreted because the standard of spoken English is very poor. Why do we continue to do this ? What is it about slavish adherence to political dogma that appears to render a sub standard service so desirable?

    Pass me my mask and sack marked swag, I'm off for some local larceny.
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    What is it about slavish adherence to political dogma that appears to render substandard governance of everything so desirable?

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    John. re 73.
    Many yrs ago, and I have said it before on the forum. I remember seeing a memo, stating that the CPS, had to "Lose" 17.5% of cases, in other words forget them, just throw them out.
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    Some of you will have noticed that Nigella, The Domestic Goddess, has been denied entry to that home of moral rectitude, the U.S. of A. It is alleged that she confessed to having used a certain recreational aid, use of which confers certain euphoric sensations.

    I, along with many others, thought that this decision was a little harsh. Unlike others in the pop world, who gain admission to The Country That Is Without Sin, she has never been convicted of a disqualifying offence.

    Perhaps this could have been prevented it she'd taken out U.S. citizenship and pleaded the Fifth Amendment !

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    I wonder if we could turn the tables and ban them coming in here http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/24/wo...2493.html?_r=0
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    I expect that this recent announcement regarding the almost total uselessness of Tamiflu the anti flu drug of first choice, will affect more than a few of us on these Forums.

    This drug has been promoted with a zealousness which rivals the zealousness of promotion of a whole heap of other alleged life enhancing pharmaceutical wonders.

    Well, it appears that we might as well not have bothered. The 'efficiency' of this drug and by implication others, is a consequence of the marketing skill of the manufacturer - and little else.

    Help is on the horizon. There is on the internet; for those who are interested in the substance they've been recommended by their GP to stuff down their throat, a resource called the Cochrane Library which holds the chemical composition and critical analysis of every drug in common use.

    This Library reveals not only side effects and contraindications but also efficacy. All very useful in reminding us all that there is little gain without some pain.

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    The most effective drug widely available for a vast number of ailments is called Placebo. Clinically proven to be successful.

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    Yes, isn't it just ! The trouble is, that it does not make a huge chunk of 'wedge' for the drug makers.

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    I marinate my Placebo tabs in Whisky every night, they can't fool me....................
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    How long can it be before the 'Hitler' mugs appear on Ebay at £500 per lump ?

    This story refers to a store in Germany that ordered some 5000 tea/coffee mugs from China. The mugs were tastefully decorated with flowers and some writing in English. About one hundred anf fifty were sold before it was noticed that the mugs had a faint imprint of a mugshot of the late unlamented Fuhrer plus a swastika.

    Anything of this nature is evidently no laughing matter in Germany. Huge fines accompany the conviction of anyone trading in Nazi memorabilia. Red faces all around. Who said the Chinese had no sense of humour - no matter how warped !

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    Does anyone know the outcome of the North Korean hair cut saga ? The last I heard was that 'goons' from the embassy of the Estimable One had called on the hapless barbers in London and ordered them to remove the laughably inoffensive mugshot of the Estimable Leader.

    C'mon all you closet Marxists, where are you when most needed ?

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    The news tells me that there are moves afoot to change the name of Stuttgart Airport to Manfred Rommel Airport in honour of the former Mayor of Stuttgart who was the son of the esteemed Field Marshal Erwin Rommel of WW2 Afrika Korps fame.

    Some have objected that the airport's proposed name is synonymous with a soldier who served the Third Reich and that people will link the new name with Mayor Rommel's father rather than the Mayor. I don't see what is wrong with that. Field Marshal Rommel was a co-conspirator in the July 20th bomb plot to kill Hitler so, deserves some special remembrance similar to Klaus Von Stauffenburg, another conspirator who is honoured by the placement of a statue.

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    I agree - I think the linking of both Rommels can only be right and proper. I had the impression the objectors were a smallish minority.

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    I see that Jeremy Clarkson is in the news for all the wrong reasons. As the current hate figure (albeit Farage runs him a close second) of the virulent Left, it is alleged that he, Clarkson, mentioned a naughty word as part of a nursery rhyme recitation.

    So, the Looney Left are getting worked up and dusting off their favourites such as 'racist', 'should be sacked' 'a disgrace' and other such nonsense from the Left Wing Encyclopedia Of Outrage. Strange really because Clarkson said no such thing ! Examination of the sound recording of the incident has revealed no controversial word hence the Lefty manufactured sense of victimhood is, as so often the case, hot air !

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    It is reported that the prestigious Civitas has issued a statement that British trade has not benefited from membership of the EU. Civitas suggests that it is 'empty rhetoric' to suggest that being part of the EU has given Britain a trade advantage and any alleged benefits are 'imaginary'.

    In the meantime, trade and exports to non EU countries such as Norway, Switzerland and Iceland have increased enormously the report concludes.

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    Who knows? Perhaps they are right but an odd interest for an organisation set up to increase awareness in legal and moral subjects which should concern society.
    Detailed statistics on our trade with any and every country is freely available.

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    Once again, our unloveable and largely worthless state education system is called into question. A press report announces that large industrials and certain philanthropical institutes are gearing up to shovel large amounts of cash into providing extra private tuition in mathematics and physics for the benefit of state educated schoolchildren.

    The impetus for this comes from the knowledge that these two subjects are either not taught at all or, taught incompetantly. This comes at a time when it was reported that teachers from China are to be imported to further assist in the matter of the remedial teaching of literacy and numeracy.

    Can anyone enlighten me as to the extent of the national education budget? The political left infiltrated state education some forty years ago - to-day we witness the results of that blight. Beyond recklessly spending taxpayers cash, is there anything at all that has been worthwhile that we can lay at the door of the left?

    If we cannot properly educate our children, then this country is doomed to gather speed down the slide of industrial and commercial incompetance. Third world, here we come.

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    I agree. Our education system has been a disgrace since Crosland and Williams started the rot and barely a Minister since has done anything but further harm.

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