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Can you show anywhere where I've said that?
Neither side have behaved beyond reproach, but the actions of the protesters/rioters have become increasingly violent.

MiG_Eater wrote:Well the protests were made illegal with threat of force - the option was to give up, or riot.

Then they should have 'given up'.....after all, their stated aim was to bring about the withdrawal of the Extradition Bill, and that was achieved.
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I really, really, really hoped this is a piss-take, but given the BBC's recent track record it turns out that it isn't : https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/bbc-announces-watch-tv-cast/
Lord Vetinari, CMT Dibbler and Lupine Wonse are women....Cheery Littlebottom is a bloke....Carcer, John Keel* and Lady Sybil are black! :dizzy:

What an utter load of bollocks! :down:

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My youngest daughter is a teacher In Hong Kong. Her apartment is above the Main Street that the rioting is taking place on. The videos she keeps sending me are very worrying. Hoping for a peaceful end soon.

My friends clients who deal with Hong Kong are mad at the protesters. They all know China is going to slowly absorb Hong Kong into China. These protests are likely to achieve the exact opposite of what they want and China is likely to come down hard and remove the freedoms they enjoy a few decades earlier than planned.
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And I presume the videos tell a different story to what the UK press were - until very recently - reporting?
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ericbee123 wrote:My youngest daughter is a teacher In Hong Kong. Her apartment is above the Main Street that the rioting is taking place on. The videos she keeps sending me are very worrying. Hoping for a peaceful end soon.

My friends clients who deal with Hong Kong are mad at the protesters. They all know China is going to slowly absorb Hong Kong into China. These protests are likely to achieve the exact opposite of what they want and China is likely to come down hard and remove the freedoms they enjoy a few decades earlier than planned.


Identity is a very powerful thing and they're fighting for it. I've spent a lot of time in Hong Kong and even though they have dragon boat races, moon cakes, etc, they also have strong cultural links to the UK and our values. Are they to throw in the towel and accept a foreign language and mainland identity - even if the eventual outcome appears to be inevitable? The equivalent to them would be the UK being pressed into speaking German and adopting continental political policy / law, not that anything like that would ever happen...

Interestingly the young here / there seem to be on opposite sides of the identity argument. In HK they're fighting to preserve their identity / future while here in the UK they appear to desire assimilation into the EU. Funny old world.

p.s. Turbulent times can be unpredictable. Hope your daughter doesn't get caught up in anything.

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Brevet Cable wrote:I really, really, really hoped this is a piss-take, but given the BBC's recent track record it turns out that it isn't : https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/bbc-announces-watch-tv-cast/

Bad form to quote yourself, but....
Thanks to another forum, I realise it's more ridiculous than I thought....
The actress playing CMT Dibbler....
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Confirmation that whoever did the casting has never read the books. :roll:
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50566057
The director of a film at the centre of a storm over violence in cinemas has said he feels "bullied" and "cheated" after it was banned by the Vue chain.

Rapman said Blue Story had nothing to do with a mass brawl involving machetes at a Vue in Birmingham, which left seven police officers injured.

Vue pulled the British film, saying it had sparked 25 incidents nationwide.

But Rapman said there "was no link to Blue Story" and asked whether there were "hidden reasons" behind the ban.

Five teenagers were arrested after the fight in Birmingham's Star City complex on Saturday.

The writer and director told BBC arts editor Will Gompertz: "They were just in a cinema apparently for Frozen [2], but then they pinned it on Blue Story."


What an utter tosser!
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A tosser indeed...

So the riots would have happened at a screening of Frozen 2, would they? :shock:

Actually, they may have... How about [insert other film title here] then?
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The BBC is clearly at fault here as it's such a ridiculous proposition, it deserves to be questioned rather than simply accepted as fact. Anything to do with alleged racism is treated with kid gloves by the media in general and simply not debated or discussed properly.
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Cars....well mine, anyway! :wall:

Booked a week's holiday this week to do all my Christmas shopping, etc.

Coming home from work on Monday morning ( my last shift ) my car went into 'limp mode' ( dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree, clunky auto-box which won't change up past 4th, won't do more than 40MPH, etc. )

Took it into Toyota dealer, who diagnosed it as a dead diesel particulate filter ( DPF ) although they couldn't understand why as it's done less than 70k miles & my daily commute includes 25 miles of motorway each way.
Book price for replacement - £1500 !! ( 6-8 hours labour on average )
Luckily the manager persuaded Toyota to replace it free under the extended warranty ( usually they refuse to do so - they actually class it as a 'filter' and therefore a 'consumable part' )
Including waiting for the part, that took 2 days to do.

Got a phone call when it was ready, and was then told "we had to replace your windscreen as the fitter broke it taking the DPF off!" ... typical of modern cars, the DPF is actually in the engine bay between the engine & the bulkhead, hence why it takes so long to replace :shock:

Picked up car, got home, put ( electronic, EPB ) handbrake on....promptly followed by lots of fault lights on the dash, error messages for the handbrake, and the handbrake intermittently working & occasionally not releasing. :mad:
Back in to Toyota garage.....diagnosed as a fault with the handbrake mechanism on one of the calipers ( or to be more precise, the mechanism works but the electronic gubbins which tells the EPB it's working was faulty ) so a new caliper is needed.
Luckily, replacing it free under the extended warranty.

Going in tomorrow to get that changed, so that's effectively wasted most of my week's holiday.

Bloody cars!
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Here ya go, Happy Christmas :clown:

By the way, don't you just hate going in to 'limp mode' :grin: :shock: :joystick:
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With my luck the pedals would fall off and the battery'd explode! :tongue:
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Sorry to hear about the car, dont want to sound smug but cars pre 2000 are so much better IMHO. Digital tech is much more to go wrong and almost impossible to fix at home. Also much harder for the "village garage" to deal with.

Just bought a 1999 306, FSH, always garaged, no rust, wind down windows, cassette player, £800.

Last week, new clutch cable on the 1990 Golf, £24 part, 90 mins and 2 cuppas
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It took them almost an hour to sort the rear caliper.....well, actually 15 minutes to change it & reprogramme the handbrake, 5 minutes testing it to confirm everything was working properly, and 30 minutes washing & valeting the car afterwards.
During that time I managed to work my way through 8 of the options on their free coffee machine :win: :biggrin:
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pbeardmore wrote: Just bought a 1999 306, FSH, always garaged, no rust, wind down windows, cassette player, £800.


They'd probably cured the rust problem by '99, at least you don't see that many really rusty cars these days. I had a couple of Escorts (including a Mark 1 Mexico) and they were terrible with regard to rust.
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pbeardmore wrote:The 2019 Turner Prize.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SFFRaIUisY


The Turnip Prize 2019 is better :whistle:
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Getting a letter from a company called FDL regarding unpaid fuel , apparently someone must have cloned my number plate cos it seems I drove away from a Petrol station in Coventry without paying for the fuel .never even been to Coventry :mad:
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They obviously don't like you.....I seem to recall you starting a thread about it last year, or is this the same incident?

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Yep....
https://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=82273
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Brevet Cable wrote:They obviously don't like you.....I seem to recall you starting a thread about it last year, or is this the same incident?

Edited to add...
Yep....
https://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=82273


Good memory BV,yup, same car same garage reported it to the law once again !
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This could go in the General Election one as well.

Man with no arms or legs forced to prove he can't work - again
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Spiny Norman wrote:This could go in the General Election one as well.

Man with no arms or legs forced to prove he can't work - again
https://www.lancs.live/news/uk-world-news/man-no-arms-legs-forced-17385419


Or man who used to work with prosthetic legs , which because they were heavy gave him a bad back, was asked if he was given modern lighter legs or any other help, would he be able to work now, indeed would he rather work now than live on Disability.

A spokesman added: “Mr Don­nellon has been awarded ESA indefinitely following a recent reassessment and the highest rate of PIP with a light-touch review in 10 years.”


He won’t , so we won’t bother him again for another decade.

My partner, who is on full PIP and also has to go through regular checks that her incurable illness hasn’t got better, goes along for her assessments and would love to have a job somewhere, with someone to talk to and not be dependent on handouts. She spends almost 24 hours a day in bed. She doesn’t moan to the papers when she is asked to get out of bed and go for an assessment.

It’s the people who are playing the system who are causing this , not the state. It’s the same reason we all get searched at airports. They can’t just target the people they suspect. They have to treat the honest and the dishonest equally.
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The BBC.....
Lots of adverts on for the SPOTY which is live tonight......and yet splashed all over the BBC website is the fact that Eliud Kipchoge has won it this year! :dizzy:

And Amazon.....
Niece's husband wanted a copy of 'Avengers - Endgame' for Christmas.....set the search criteria for 'English/UK' version & English language.....what do they send? One that's in German & French language! :wall:
Oh, and their usual ridiculous packaging of either a box within a box within a box, or a small item put in a box 10 sizes ( no exaggeration ) too big & stuffed full of bubble-wrap :facepalm:

Bah,humbug! :tongue2:
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Brevet Cable wrote:The BBC.....
Lots of adverts on for the SPOTY which is live tonight......and yet splashed all over the BBC website is the fact that Eliud Kipchoge has won it this year! :dizzy:

And Amazon.....
Niece's husband wanted a copy of 'Avengers - Endgame' for Christmas.....set the search criteria for 'English/UK' version & English language.....what do they send? One that's in German & French language! :wall:
Oh, and their usual ridiculous packaging of either a box within a box within a box, or a small item put in a box 10 sizes ( no exaggeration ) too big & stuffed full of bubble-wrap :facepalm:

Bah,humbug! :tongue2:


Kipchoge is the overseas winner I think, which I believe is announced in advance.
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:up:
I see they've edited their website to reflect that....it's now saying 'Eliud Kipchoge wins World Sport Star of the Year'


Amazon are still utter dog-toffee, though. :biggrin:
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