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by CombatClaret
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cycling advice
Replies: 50
Views: 887

Re: Cycling advice

The Pinnacle looks good. Just to throw one more in the mix, If you think you're going to mostly be on the roads https://www.evanscycles.com/cannondale-synapse-al-tia-2020-road-bike-EV360796 The Synapse is an 'endurance' bike designed for comfort over long distances but they're still speedy. Will tak...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Morocco Hiker Murderers
Replies: 29
Views: 1096

Re: Morocco Hiker Murderers

Beautiful country, did some filming there in 2010. Used to be a hotbed of filming as it serves as a great stand in for so many countries, still popular but less US production as they're scared of going anywhere Arabic. The local film crew and extras were lovely people, hard working and very friendly...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10407
Views: 153726

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Serial lying by Johnson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49030873 Annoys me that an articles like this is titled "Is Boris Johnson right about the rules on kippers?" When the first sentence of the verdict is "This is not true" Press need to step up "Boris Johnson lies about k...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to scrap the police force?
Replies: 43
Views: 1539

Re: Time to scrap the police force?

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by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10407
Views: 153726

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Project Fear at it again in the form of the Office for Budget Responsibility Uses the least severe of the IMF’s two no-deal Brexit forecasts, the OBR assumes: - Net migration into the UK is lower by 25,000 a year out to 2030. - The UK enters a year-long recession in the fourth quarter of 2019. - The...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10407
Views: 153726

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I would suggest that if the EU are going to provide a perfect arena for companies like VW to become enormously profitable - which they have - then the least we should expect is for the EU to be exceptionally robust with their punishments when they break the rules... ...Like I say. The EU primarily ...
by CombatClaret
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10407
Views: 153726

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Haven't you just proved exactly what I've been saying? That the EU did practically nothing to VW. 'Good on the USA' is the conclusion to be drawn from this, surely? If you think fining VW was a good punishment then take away is: The US did a lot of good The EU did some good The UK did nothing So wh...
by CombatClaret
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10407
Views: 153726

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

That's exactly it. We're being held to account because VW killed people. They're hardly going after VW at all. Hence their record profits last year. So honestly, you think the corporate interests of VW have been suitably curtailed by the EU? I don't, but then I guess it's a matter of opinion. Do yo...
by CombatClaret
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10407
Views: 153726

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

What seems to be happening now is the EU are going after member states: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-emissions-eu-idUSKBN13W2UG That is, the taxpayer is on the hook because VW killed people. VW is now back to record profits. We - the taxpayers - will pay the fines. This might be pa...
by CombatClaret
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10407
Views: 153726

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Personally I've always thought it ludicrous that the most important decision that this country will make in generations is being done on short-term, partisan, party-political lines. It's been too much about points-scoring and party politics and not enough about the future of the country. As you say...
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce - BBC reporting he has resigned from Sheff Wed
Replies: 66
Views: 3179

Re: Steve Bruce - BBC reporting he has resigned from Sheff Wed

OUT:
Perez
Rondon
Joselu
Rafa

IN:
Steve Bruce

:shock: :shock: almost feel sorry for the Toon, it's a proper dumpster fire. But it bodes well for us, amazed if bottom three isn't calling.
by CombatClaret
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your all-time favourite piece of music?
Replies: 60
Views: 1437

Re: Your all-time favourite piece of music?

Better Call Saul wrote:'Shine on you Crazy Diamond' by Pink Floyd.


If literally stuck on an island then this is a great pick as it's both a long song at 13mins and contains both a chill and rockier vibes in one song.
by CombatClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Longstaff
Replies: 22
Views: 3637

Re: Sean Longstaff

Vegas Claret wrote:ruled out for the rest of the season, huge blow to Newcastle


Got a link? Can't find anything on twitter or news?

EDIT: Didn't read the date on this one, thought it was new. :D
by CombatClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch confirms.....
Replies: 57
Views: 2780

Re: Crouch confirms.....

Short term replacement now gone, job done, thanks Crouchy.
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tommy Robinson Tuesday
Replies: 668
Views: 24772

Re: Tommy Robinson Tuesday

Watched a minute or two or the RT steam earlier. This ringleader covered his mouth but was quite audible when he said Anythings that's not nailed down, **** it up - someones beaten me to it - https://twitter.com/Awarddas/status/1149278262541082624 TR.jpg Just finished ripping up a peaceful pro-EU de...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2034
Views: 188936

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

So we let him go next year to another newly-promoted club? For nothing, & lose out on £8/9m-ish for groundhog day to happen? We're trying to stay in the league as long as possible (at some point we will go down), so losing out on £9m might be price worth paying in refusing to strengthen a rival...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2034
Views: 188936

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Reecey1987 wrote:https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/aston-villa-handed-transfer-boost-17891151.amp?__twitter_impression=true



I'd hoped If he left it would be to a more established team, letting him go to a promoted club seriously strengthens a rival which we should be looking to finish above.
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tommy Robinson Tuesday
Replies: 668
Views: 24772

Re: Tommy Robinson Tuesday

Has no one told them they're late for the Pride parade?
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tommy Robinson Tuesday
Replies: 668
Views: 24772

Re: Tommy Robinson Tuesday

Imploding Turtle wrote:Lol. They can't find the high court.


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by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1410

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

If you liked this you should seek out Apollo 11 the recent feature length documentary using exclusively archive footage (in some cases unseen ) and original audio.

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpLrp0SW8yg
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tommy Robinson Tuesday
Replies: 668
Views: 24772

Re: Tommy Robinson Tuesday

Jailed for 9 months
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ambassador Farage
Replies: 230
Views: 4204

Re: Ambassador Farage

The winners right now are the leakers as we all debate what was said by a man doing his job instead of asking who leaked it and who it benefits.
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ambassador Farage
Replies: 230
Views: 4204

Re: Ambassador Farage

Where'd you get the stuff about US "diplomatic cables....?" That all came out in one of the large wikileaks dumps of 2010. So as you can see it's common place to talk very openly and often unflattering, even insultingly about other leaders or governments because it's as if they were being...
by CombatClaret
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kim Darroch resigns (politics)
Replies: 78
Views: 1483

Re: Kim Darroch resigns (politics)

His position was totally untenable, and his “honesty” was actually stupidity and inaccuracy - e.g. is Trump’s administration “inept”? Their economy is booming. They have some wacky traits yes, but it strikes me that Darroch really meant that the administration is not to his liking rather than being...
by CombatClaret
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ambassador Farage
Replies: 230
Views: 4204

Re: Ambassador Farage

Hi Combat, can I suggest a modest amendment to your idea of an ambassador's job: "frank" - yes, "insulting" - no. Certainly, we would expect something written that if the subject of the report were to read it, may not find it "flattering" and may in fact find it "...
by CombatClaret
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ambassador Farage
Replies: 230
Views: 4204

Re: Ambassador Farage

It's 100% an embassador's job to give a frank and possibly insulting report of any leader or government as such reports should be classified and in confidence. These assessments become part of how the UK bases it's reponces & dealings with any country from the US to Iran. The focus should be who...
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Attenborough right?
Replies: 118
Views: 2758

Re: Is Attenborough right?

The biggest polluters happen to use and produce the most coal in the world. Putting a mean spirited tax that hits the poorest in the UK is not the answer. I was referring to 'we' as a species not just a country, controversial I know. We should be seeking ways to advance other nations off the most d...
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Attenborough right?
Replies: 118
Views: 2758

Re: Is Attenborough right?

Ah, rationing. At last. So I'm not the only person on the planet who thinks the answer to environmental disintegration has to involve rationing. (We shouldn't be afraid to call it that either. There's nothing wrong with rationing.) I'm also in favour of rationing air travel however I expect even th...
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Attenborough right?
Replies: 118
Views: 2758

Re: Is Attenborough right?

Bonkers absolute bonkers. Like all the other Hippy, dippy ideas people like him have. Higher air fares will hit the poorest or is it that only the rich and privileged can be allowed to fly because their carbon footprint is somehow special or exempt. Many people here are saying exactly that the rich...
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Attenborough right?
Replies: 118
Views: 2758

Re: Is Attenborough right?

There is so much needless air travel. Is it really necessary for people to fly to Europe for stag/hen do's? Again this falls into quite niche travel, how many people are attending multiple foreign stag do's every year , it's a lads holiday and fairly rare. Meanwhile there are countless business peo...
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Attenborough right?
Replies: 118
Views: 2758

Re: Is Attenborough right?

The general public should not be punished wanting a annual holiday or exploring the world. What we need to cut down on is business people taking an 8 hour flight to sit in a meeting for an hour, sign a document then go home on the 8 hour return flight the same day. Heavy, heavy taxes on private char...
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4827

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

jrgbfc wrote:Unfortunately for Vydra he is even less likely to see any action now. May as well let the lad go and keep Wells as 4th choice.


My thoughts also, makes the most financial sense.
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man City pay £8m for a 16 year
Replies: 24
Views: 1676

Re: Man City pay £8m for a 16 year

Pack it up boys, this fair ground is broken.
by CombatClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 16455

Re: Tom Heaton

Pope signing long term means that he knows the No 1 is his soon enough (either this season if Heaton doesn't perform or gets injured) and he'll keep it for years to come... If Tom wants to leave, he can go at the end of this season on a free with my blessing, but that's not my decision to make... S...
by CombatClaret
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Pieters signs as Burnley go shopping at Stoke again
Replies: 135
Views: 6233

Re: ARTICLE: Pieters signs as Burnley go shopping at Stoke again

Completely missed the point i had made. Why should we target squad players when we could actively target players better than what we have got? Because squad places need filling too. And if you are happy with the current player in a position then why go looking to spend money in what is an overinfla...
by CombatClaret
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Pieters signs as Burnley go shopping at Stoke again
Replies: 135
Views: 6233

Re: ARTICLE: Pieters signs as Burnley go shopping at Stoke again

Another meh signing that doesn’t improve out first 11. We need to push the boat out a bit more and actively target players better than what we have got. I see this as a paper over the cracks type of signing As a replacement for Ward (who was cover for Taylor) Pieters is better than what we've got (...
by CombatClaret
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2034
Views: 188936

Re: New signing

Merge!
by CombatClaret
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Reacher
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

Re: Jack Reacher

Enjoy some books at first but it does get formulaic quicky. The one where he comes to London is cringy. He's now an analogue hero in a digital age, so when most problems could be solved by calling someone on a mobile or Googling something he has to track down one of his army budies just to ask them ...
by CombatClaret
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parental responsibility (politics warning)
Replies: 56
Views: 1404

Re: Parental responsibility (politics warning)

Darnhill Claret wrote:. The good thing about an art/music/drama day is that there is no need to have age/year restrictions.


Ok children, take your crayons and draw me a nice colourful picture about the social themes of Timberlake Wertenbaker's 'Our Country's Good'
by CombatClaret
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parental responsibility (politics warning)
Replies: 56
Views: 1404

Re: Parental responsibility (politics warning)

Damo wrote:They do enable schools to educate for 5 days per week.
She expects them to look after her kids for 5 days per week though, which is typical of entitled folk like her


Educate and 'look after' are being used in this instance as interchangeable. It's not day care it's education.
by CombatClaret
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parental responsibility (politics warning)
Replies: 56
Views: 1404

Re: Parental responsibility (politics warning)

It's the parents responsibility first and foremost to 'look after' and educate their children. If she did not envisage the 'hardship' of becoming a parent (I'm going to have to find extra childcare. not, I'm going to have to give up my job to look after this inconvenience), then maybe she shouldn't...
by CombatClaret
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parental responsibility (politics warning)
Replies: 56
Views: 1404

Re: Parental responsibility (politics warning)

Shocking that she expects the government to enable schools to EDUCATE children for 5 days a week not four and a half. Amazing too how anyone can spin this to blame the expectations of parents and children instead of laying it at the feet of the government who now fail to provide such a basic functio...
by CombatClaret
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where will Burnley Finish
Replies: 56
Views: 2399

Re: Where will Burnley Finish

17th - 11th Interesting season ahead. City and Liverpool will dominate again. Spurs are well run but lack the depth of the above United, Arsenal & Chelsea are all in a weird twilight zone of big clubs Can Wolves improve with Europa League commitments? Everton, Watford & Leicester aiming for ...
by CombatClaret
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Robert De Niro
Replies: 39
Views: 2016

Re: Is Robert De Niro

by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lampard : Rams Give Green Light To Chelsea
Replies: 62
Views: 2502

Re: Lampard : Rams Give Green Light To Chelsea

Wasn't sure where to post this,but here seemed as good a place as any,so much for a transfer ban. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48782683 I know he was already registered,but it still flies in the face of an embargo. It seems the loophole is that the contract was already in place pre-embargo:...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch - Dyche comments regarding him signing
Replies: 99
Views: 5893

Re: Crouch - Dyche comments regarding him signing

If I were him I'd hang up the boots and go heavy on the media work, try and get regular presenting with BBC/Sky/BT. It's not like he needs anymore footballing exposure, he's already a household name. He made headlines when he came and will make headlines when he retires but he'll get none sat on our...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I'm an Influencer - can I have stuff for free?
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: I'm an Influencer - can I have stuff for free?

BBC, Channel 4, Sky etc do it daily for their **** reality show. "Hi we'd love to film a VT for our cooking/singing/travel show, we can't pay you but it'll be great exposure for your business". But because it's young people on a platform we don't quite get lets get all outraged and self ri...

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