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  1. Well, talk about paranoia! I think the US has reached new levels with this one!
  2. Thanks for the geography lesson. I've been to the Canary Islands more times that I can remember. Geographically, it may be part of Africa, but to all intents and purposes, like Madeira, Port Santo and the Azores, they are regarded as part of Europe, because they are administered by European countries. Try telling the Spanish that Melilla and Ceuta are part of Africa and see what reaction you get! I think you understood my principal point very well, but instead of expanding on that, you chose, for some reason, to try to belittle me by explaining where the Canary Islands are as though I was a 10 year old. But hey ho, this the DI forum, so things are a little different...
  3. Whilst this is undoubtedly a very unfortunate occurrence, I am somewhat surprised by the amount of attention it is receiving. Maybe this is because it is in Europe and a holiday destination. When Soufriere Volcano began to erupt on Montserrat, a small island in the Caribbean, in 1995, it went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world, despite the fact that is was and is still, a British territory. Much of the island was rendered inhabitable and remains so to this day. At no point was there mention of a tsunami during the eruptions, which ceased in 2011, so I suspect the MSM is doing its best work in trying to frighten those who take any notice of it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soufrière_Hills
  4. So you don't fancy going to work tomorrow? Phone into the boss and tell them you've been pinged - simples! I notice that train schedules are up the chute in some regions at the moment. Now train drivers, by their nature, don't come into contact with general public as a rule, so their chances of being pinged are surely much lower than other professions? It is no coincidence that they have one of the strongest unions still around. With regard to the lorry drivers, the ones I know are at the end of their tether. In most cases, drivers have to be booked in for a pick-up/delivery and some distribution warehouses are better at this than others. The whole system, rather like the government, is run by people who don't know what they're doing, so where a driver might have completed two runs in a day, hours are now being wasted at warehouses.
  5. What evidence is there that the photo was taken in Liverpool?
  6. I understand that, but whenever politics comes up, people take sides and the theme of the thread is lost, which is exactly what has happened here. It's not all about politics, anyway. It's about people changing jobs. A number of lorry drivers have told me that they've left the job because they're sick of being stuck in traffic jams and missing their delivery slots and all the hassle that goes with it. If you want to put that down to politics too, then that's your choice.
  7. i thought this thread was about the shortage of HGV drivers - not yet another rant about politics.
  8. I mentioned on another forum that many of the lorry drivers (and their trucks) have not returned from Eastern Europe. A mate who is a lorry driver is working all the (legal) hours God sends. For some reason the MSM seems to be ignoring this...
  9. The supermarkets are short on stock and that's a fact. Plus the prices of many food items are rising. A mate of mine who is a lorry driver tells me that many of the Eastern European drivers have not returned to the UK for various reasons. Anyone who drives the motorways regularly will know that instead of every third lorry being registered in Eastern Europe, there are very few now. Maybe they are making more money delivering Covid-related materials in their own countries.
  10. So how long do we have to wait before Kamala gets the shoo-in? Weeks? Months? I mean, that's what it's all about really, isn't it?
  11. lol! OK, so I'll keep my copy, because it may be worth a few bob in years to come!
  12. Lolita was banned briefly - but eventually released in 1959 and is now freely available. Spycatcher was allowed to be published in 1988. To be fair, The Rights of Man was a long time before that, when life was rather different. Do you believe that an English translation of 'The Truth of the Lie' will ever be available in the UK?
  13. I have read the book by Goncalo Amaral and his reasoning makes perfect sense. He was then vilified by the press, no doubt aided by the McCanns, who then sought to have his book banned from the UK. I have never heard of a book being banned in the UK before. Even 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' was allowed to be printed after a court case. Is there a precedent for this?
  14. Many years ago, (the 1960s) during a seaman's strike in the UK, a flask of what was described as Coca-Cola syrup was brought to the airport. It was in a large (iirc about 20 gallon (+/- 100l) flask made out of thick glass. A fork lift truck was used to load it into the cargo hold, but unfortunately, during the process, the flask fell off and broke, leaving a thick syrupy mess on the apron. The Fire Service were called to wash it away, but someone had the presence of mind to ring Coca-Cola for advice. Their advice was to make sure no-one touched it, and that foam, rather than water should be used to deal with it. They also suggested that the aircraft be moved away from the site of the incident. The person who called Coca-Cola said there seemed to be an element of concern in the voice of the person he spoke to. The stain is still visible on the apron 50 years later.
  15. No, but Charlie Hebdo is, as was clear from the response to their earlier publications. The decision to destroy the monarchy was taken and supported by a large percentage of the population. I have no idea what or who the 77th Brigade is and I cannot be bothered to look it up. What I do know, is that when it comes to perfidy, the French are masters at it, as I know from personal experience.
  16. For you maybe, but not for me. You are following the constant MSM narrative of there being a WWIII on the horizon. The rest of the world will taunt the US because they see Biden as a weak President. Do you really believe that China, N Korea or Iran will begin a war which could result in nuclear destruction? I suggest you read up on the Cuban missile crisis - now that was a crisis. Long before the days of instant social media reactions, but the world held its breath for a few days.
  17. Just what you'd expect from the French. Now remind me, what did they do with their royals, and how much good has having a President done them? Rumour has it that they've already surrendered after hearing the 21-gun salute across the Channel yesterday.
  18. When some of the people who infest this forum learn to correctly spell even the simplest of sentences in their national language, then I might pay some attention to their utterances. In the meantime, I shall rely on other sources for their opinions on the death of Prince Philip.
  19. Can someone please explain to me what a plumber in Pimlico has got to do with a ship trapped in the Suez Canal? Am I missing something?
  20. This is what I watch when I see military activity in the area, but not all of the aircraft are using their transponders. The Apache I saw earlier in the week did not show up on any system.
  21. Yeah, that's NATO offshore though. That sort of thing goes on all the time, so that they can play with their toys. I'm talking about activity within the UK. Increasingly, I've noticed that they don't come up on the tracking systems, yet I've seen the helicopters flying near the house at very low levels.
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