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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1694320)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
Thanks guys, I'll do that.

Edit. Thanks again. that did the trick. Had it set to 500.
22) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694313)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
When she calmed down, my reply was "Opened your legs too early had we?" She burst into tears, I did delivery & left.

I believe Es99, and myself, will have the same opinion.

Es99: 'Go For It'

Sorry men & women are entitled to their opinion. Unfortunately as seen on various "reality" shows like Jeremy Kyle...

...my opinion is often shown to be correct, so yes, go for it.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1694312)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
Sorry Mark, should have clarified better. HGV drivers are not only on the DVLA database but on the dCPC database as well. Also the digi tachos are more accurate than the old analogue ones :-(
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1694303)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
Can I be a cheeky monkey :-)

I'm on 100mb yet every time I view this thread, it tends to lag a bit before getting to the latest post. Due to all the photos maybe?

How about refreshing & starting anew?
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1694302)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
The problem is Europe not the UK. I personally know of 8 drivers here where they "bought" their license & to see them drive scares the crap out of me. It is not easy to gain a HGV license here & it is damned expensive.

An ordinary driving license will cost you £30 every ten years (now that the paper counterpart is no longer valid, watch that cost increase every few years).

HGV Costs

Photocard £30 (every 10 years)
Digital Tachograph Card £38 (every 10 years)
dCPC Card £350 (every 5 years)

Annual cost photocard £3
Annual cost HGV £76.80

All UK HGV drivers are now on a Government database all because of the dCPC so easily verifiable. Foreign drivers...
26) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694299)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
...

Oh well, that's this thread shot down then...
"I believe in the right not to be killed for something I say, but I don't believe that I have the right to insult whomever I please."

The "intolerance of intolerance" brigade chalks up another win

So you really think this guy should be in a position of authority over women with this attitude?

So much for the freedom of expression by the very people who should be guardians of academic freedom.


& a further comment from a feminist in the US...

I am a feminist and even I find his dismissal/forced resignation appalling. His comment was dreadful and regrettable but for pete's sake - calling him a 'bully' etc is a bit bloody far-fetched.

...or is she just a minion in the feminist organisation?

Or she could just be a women with her own opinion, because, you know, feminism is about women being allowed to do that.

& that is how it should be. However, where is the line?

There's an old saying in existence & more than likely in existence before I was born: - All men are bastards. The times I've heard that from foul mouthed women...

...had a particular incident where that was aimed at me. All I had done was arrive at delivery & ask where the goods were wanted. She must have got out of bed the wrong side that morning.

When she calmed down, my reply was "Opened your legs too early had we?" She burst into tears, I did delivery & left.

1: It takes two to tango.
2: We all have opinions - right or wrong.
3: Decent people know where to draw the line.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1694295)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
I've covered quite a bit of England & Wales & to this day, still enjoy my work. However, the one road I hate is the A14. As for the Dutch, they're not that bad. The worst truck drivers at least on the A14 are the Polish & Portuguese.

The best failure of the Mk1 Eyeball I've seen was a 40 footer (Curtainsider) on the B1078 at Needham Market. Approximately 500 feet before the bridge is a clear sign stating "low bridge 2.5m (8'0").

Having a delivery to do in Lion Lane (straight across from bridge which was on the left) I as well as some other road users were stumped. I never did see the outcome of that "little" fracas as I drove round him, did delivery & returned the way I came - took some time though :-)
28) Message boards : Politics : We can't even pray in our churches safely! (Message 1694067)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
Great video.

"Keep Americans safe...

...so use unmanned drones to keep them safe in 5 countries.

Nice job USA.
29) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1694059)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
...

Oh well, that's this thread shot down then...
"I believe in the right not to be killed for something I say, but I don't believe that I have the right to insult whomever I please."

The "intolerance of intolerance" brigade chalks up another win

So you really think this guy should be in a position of authority over women with this attitude?

So much for the freedom of expression by the very people who should be guardians of academic freedom.


& a further comment from a feminist in the US...

I am a feminist and even I find his dismissal/forced resignation appalling. His comment was dreadful and regrettable but for pete's sake - calling him a 'bully' etc is a bit bloody far-fetched.

...or is she just a minion in the feminist organisation?
30) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1694013)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
Wow, we haven't found them yet, but some want to marry them already? Now that will be some "science" to study :-)
31) Message boards : Politics : We can't even pray in our churches safely! (Message 1694012)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
+1

Unfortunately, the dead can't talk.
32) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1694002)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
It seems the pressure is beginning to tell & I bet he's wishing that the coalition was still in force :-)

Europe gives Greece another £2billion

Osborne warns Britain must be prepared for the worst

Cameron leaning towards Autumn 2016 EU referendum

Sturgeon demands consultation on Cameron's (note: NOT Britain's) Brussels reforms
33) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1693992)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
Aw, the poor mutt, had a terrible childhood & nobody understood him

Oh well, that's this thread shot down then...
"I believe in the right not to be killed for something I say, but I don't believe that I have the right to insult whomever I please."

The "intolerance of intolerance" brigade chalks up another win
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1693985)
Posted 14 days ago by Sirius B
There of course is an HGV sat nav

Halfords HGV Sat Nav

Of course it also is about 3 times the price I just paid for my new Tom Tom.

Unless the company supplies it I suspect most HGV driver will use a standard one

Also if you are in an HGV and find you are travelling up a narrow country lane, then how do you turn around. You just have to keep going and hope it gets wider.

The driver in most cases has decided to ignore road signs saying things like narrow road, narrow bridges, some with weight limits, double bends, etc. etc.

Ah, the wonders of the modern age, what bliss

From many of these incidents on this thread all show one thing in common...

...failure to use an old technological standard...

...the Mk 1 Eyeball.
35) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1690499)
Posted 23 days ago by Sirius B
Warming up nicely for the Ashes :-)

1st ODI

2nd ODI
36) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1690184)
Posted 23 days ago by Sirius B
In reply to the last 2 posts...

Got a judge with no balls. Should have found a barrister in contempt and had them preparing their case from a cell. Its called contempt of court.

...a "good" lawyer?
37) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1690167)
Posted 23 days ago by Sirius B
...

The main issue here was that she is a known feminist & dislikes losing cases. ..

I think this is the bit I can't get my head around. The two things are not connected. A certain type of person becomes a lawyer, I am not sure helping people is always at the top of that list. She identifies as a feminist, and she also doesn't like losing causes.

Amal Cloony identifies as a feminist, and dedicates her work to human rights.

So being a feminist doesn't mean you have to be nice or want to help people, but you can if you want. It does mean you want to be judged on your merits, not your gender, the same way a man is.

You have judged this lady on her merits, you don't think she has any. Her client probably thinks the sun shines our of her backside. Her gender should have nothing to do with it.

That is why we need feminism.

This is where you lose me. You stated previously that women should have the right to do as they please. I disagree with that as even men do not have that. We have to accept the consequences of our actions according to the rules of society. If they're wrong, then both men & women have to work hard at getting them changed.

As for that female barrister, no that is the way she is. She loves the trappings of her life & does not care if she gets cases such as this one. She wants to win at all costs. This time apparently the judge is sending in a report to the CPS so...

...As for gender, she as well as the STO brought their gender into this not I or anybody else for that matter. So what does that say about them & what picture do they portray to men regarding feminism?
38) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1690158)
Posted 23 days ago by Sirius B
Okay that's a good reply. I'm not traumatised, have had too many instances of rape within my personal sphere as seen on Julies Humans are evil thread.

I understand your point about having to do her job & made that clear in my first post regarding the case.

The main issue here was that she is a known feminist & dislikes losing cases. After that first week, everyone including the jury if their body language was truthful, knew that she had no defence, hence the 4 days of bringing up the defendants immigration status which the judge chastised her for several times each day she did so.

Gary mentioned that the judge had no balls to cite her for contempt of court - that may be true however, with certain types of feminists, he probably took the lesser path of two evils.

Unfortunately, it was too late, her irrelevant defence influenced the jury in making out the victim to be a vengeful woman. What I'm annoyed about & so is the prosecution & family concerned, clear medical evidence of count 1 was totally ignored.

The thing that got me was the jury. After the first day of deliberations, the judge accepted that if a unanimous decision was not forthcoming he would accept a majority decision which is what happened, so at best it was 5 women & five men voting not guilty with 2 women stating guilty.

Also where rape is concerned, I fully agree with what you stated. This trial should have been dismissed, the defence barrister charged with contempt of court & a retrial with a new jury, judge & counsel should have taken place.
39) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1690150)
Posted 23 days ago by Sirius B
What planet are you living on? I have not blamed feminists for that trial. I'm attacking their so called feminist principles. Why aren't they using their power that they have achieved to defend/protect/improve women rather than make names for themselves & enjoy the trappings of life that they have achieved.

As with all organisations/Parties/Sexes, there is good & bad in each. I'm stating the bad side of feminism I've witnessed, yet here you are stating that I'm one of the reasons why feminism has much more work to do! Aren't the feminists mentioned here bad in your eyes or is it that you dislike a man pointing out their failures?
40) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1690134)
Posted 24 days ago by Sirius B
Got a judge with no balls. Should have found a barrister in contempt and had them preparing their case from a cell. Its called contempt of court.

Many in the courtroom by the Wednesday thought that would happen. Unfortunately it did not.


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