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Fun Stuff / Christmas Gifts you hate to Receive
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:53:57 PM »
It's coming up to that time of year folks, when dear old Santa brings us our pressies.
Are there any gifts which you don't like to receive?
Mine is chocolates, not a big fan of them and so I generally pass them on.

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Post Christmas drink
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:20:46 PM »
Name one  ;)

err what about err no not that one!
Err well there's err no - better not!
I knowww --- err no that one's closed!

Orrr we could go to the Midnight Carol Service on Christmas Eve instead of a pub?


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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Post Christmas drink
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:07:08 PM »
Is it a secret then?
Venue pleeesse  ;)

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Oh and we can't have that can we  ::)

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Rants / Re: Wheelchair v Buggy
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:18:00 PM »
One can only hope females, or males for that matter, would have the common decency to give up the space if they had a buggy. If they don't, does the driver of the bus have to refuse the wheelchair passenger ?
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I would think so Fly and of course the disability discrimination act as it was called is now a dream as this party have stopped all challenges as they have stopped legal aid.

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Politics / Re: State Pension Rise
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:13:57 PM »
So this is probably part of what we are promised is to come if the Tories get in!
They have promised to look after our elderly - but we know they lie, more so than any other before them.
All local MP's can do is bring it up in Parliament, look at the bedroom tax, people all around the UK contacted their MP's - it didn't make any difference!
They know just what they are doing that's for sure!  >:(

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Rants / Re: Wheelchair v Buggy
« on: December 08, 2014, 06:53:27 PM »
So anyone can use the wheelchair space on buses a judge has ruled.
I'm wondering now if  this will leave the wheelchair spaces on Trains open to buggies?
Also is it going to have a knock on affect to the Blue Badge spaces for parking!

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General Discussion / Re: Should the Church keep out of Politics
« on: December 08, 2014, 06:46:59 PM »
It seems Baroness Jenkin thinks poor people need food banks because they can't cook!! - So it's their own fault not because they haven't enough money to buy it.
The cheeky mare.  >:(

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Politics / Re: State Pension Rise
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:20:34 PM »
Thanks for the welcome Fly.

I think that it is pretty obvious what's going on here, in a couple of years the payment of Pension Credit will cease as the basic pension will have risen above the level where it is paid. That will be disastrous for many of the poorer pensioners as it is the link to other benefits like free optical and dental, automatic housing benefit and council tax benefit and the like. I believe it is also linked to the warm homes discount for single pensioners.

Still, I guess it will save the government a few bob that they can distribute amongst their wealthy cronies. Take care before you vote next spring, what politicians don't tell us is far more important than what they do. Can't wait for a Tory or LibDem to ring my door bell.

What's the basic pension level going up to djm, I'm not sure what the money thresh hold is before benefits stop, isn't the council tax/rent benefits means tested rather than on a monthly income?


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General Discussion / Should the Church keep out of Politics
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:14:07 PM »
As the Archbishop of Canterbury as spoken out about how he finds the fact that people in the UK need food banks more shocking than in Africa, some would say he should keep quiet and stick to Religion.
Isn't it part of our Churches Ministers etc to speak out against what is happening here, or should they all just keep quiet?
I agree with him that in a country like the UK people should not be needing food banks to be able to eat.
The nasty party claim we are doing well and have growth in our economy - but at what cost.
It is claimed that supermarkets throw away food which is actually edible but are not allowed to pass it on.
To be honest I don't even think that people in the UK should be reduced to having supermarket cast offs anyway.  >:(


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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Crispin v Tesco
« on: December 06, 2014, 07:40:26 PM »
It seems curiously enough that we have got our wish granted. Enterprise Inns no longer own the Somerset House. It has been bought by another brewery and is under new management. ;D
It appears that the business dealings between Tesco & Enterprise are being investigated due to alleged underhand practice, or so I'm told.
This appears to be the reason behind the Crispin getting its reprieve as well - Tesco pulled out for a reason.
What this all means in terms of the Crooked Spire pub refurbishment (owned by Enterprise) I'm not sure, but I can't say that I've seen anyone working in it all week.


 (y)  :)

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Fun Stuff / Re: Red light !!
« on: December 06, 2014, 05:39:59 PM »
Would that be delayed 'road rage' then  :))

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Fun Stuff / Getting to Know You
« on: December 06, 2014, 05:38:54 PM »

A man met a beautiful blonde lady and decided he wanted to marry her right away.
 
She said, 'But we don't know anything about each other.'

He said, 'That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along.'

So she consented, they were married, and off they went on a honeymoon at a very nice resort.

One morning they were lying by the pool, when he got up off of his towel, climbed up to the 10 metre board and did a two and a half tuck, followed by three rotations in the pike position, at which point he straightened out and cut the water like a knife.

After a few more demonstrations, he came back and lay down on the towel.

She said, 'That was incredible!'

He said, 'I used to be an Olympic diving champion. You see, I told you we'd learn more about each other as we went along.'

So she got up, jumped in the pool and started doing lengths.

After seventy-five lengths she climbed out of the pool, lay down on her towel and was hardly out of breath.

He said, 'That was incredible! Were you an Olympic endurance swimmer?'

'No,' she said, 'I was a prostitute in Liverpool but I worked both sides of the Mersey '



 ::) OK better make a run for it now before Pete the Paint logs in =======================================  :P









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General Discussion / Re: Oops, I missed a birthday.
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:16:20 AM »
Happy birthday Pete - even though Fly made me forget  :P  :-*

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