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  1. [quote user="woolybanana"]Actually, the Libyans begged for our help. Honour demands we respond if we can, unless you would prefer to allow the Hitler of Tripoli to slaughter his people.[/quote] Exactly right – we sell the arms to ‘The Hitler of Tripoli’ and then we find a puppet(s) to claim as our good deed, In the mean time the UK has pot holed roads that would cause a scandal in third world countries.
  2. What is happening in the UK is simply a high number of scum bags doing what comes naturally. There are really only two real issues/questions. When the government will stop subsidising the production of these little darlings. When will the public elect representatives who are mature enough to put running the country above playing out their imperialistic fantasies?
  3. Having just suffered our first break-in we are keen to try and better protect our property. Can anyone please point us in the right direction for companies that offer monitored Burglar Alarm Systems. Thank you
  4. Last Christmas I saw a Bresse chicken at Giant supermarket in Beziers priced at 144 euros - I almost became a vegetarian on the spot.
  5. We waited for nearly an hour to see the riders in Pezenas. It took less than a minute for them all to pass. Lots of cars and vans selling tat.
  6. Hi we would be grateful for some pointers as to getting car insurance in France. With the rising cost of fuel, and the opportunity of taking long week end breaks we have decided to try and buy a car to leave at our home in France. We are looking at buying a French registered car in the UK, and driving it over. Thank you
  7. Sorry I cannot see why you should feel hard done by. This was not an auction situation where you get the chance to bid up.
  8. Braco

    Libya

    People are people are people, surely as much effort should be put into getting all the innocent Libyans out as well???? Their lives are just as important as the Bristish Oil workers, some probably more so. Watching Question Time last night the answer from Lab/Con seems to be no - the most important are the 55k employed in the UK arms industry.  
  9. Hi Judith   If you are lucky you may find a place on Allee Paul Riquet (side of road opposite the shops) if not try: Vinci Park Services - Place Jean Jaurès, 34500 Béziers, France +33 4 67 28 53 71 ‎    
  10. You have a very tight schedule. We have found that there are any number of factors that can cause delay not least among them tiredness. I would allow a spare day at least.
  11. Thanks The report that we had at the time of purchase identified only minor switch issues.
  12. A night at the opera in Verona is a great experience. We book the cheapest tickets and aim to sit on the highest step.
  13. For our first job this year I would like to replace our current fuse box for a modern trip type box. Our current box is about 40 years old (three phase) and uses internal fuses. Before asking for quotes I will be grateful for any information. Thank you.
  14. We have banked with Britline for almost two years and are happy enough with their service.   As with most banks they have some irritating systems and processes. One example is that they insisted on sending internet banking login details to our French home.
  15. Here is a site that I use: http://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/index.php?module=dbgestion&action=search
  16. Fox News - 'Fair and balanced' Simpsons: Fox News ‘Not Racist, But #1 With Racists’ I sometimes watch Fox News for the comedy.
  17. Thanks for the addition – I will store it for the next suitable report that I have to write.
  18. Cooperlola, Gluestick Very good points. While poor driving skills are a major problem I think that your comment ‘but should I really have been doing 60kph not 90 on a route nationale?’ best encapsulates the problems that we all face. A good driver (I am not questioning your abilities) will adjust their speed to the prevailing conditions and characteristics of the vehicle they are driving. Unfortunately a high number of motorists are clueless at best and use the maximum speed limit as if it’s in place to act as a minimum. Stand alone speed camera’s are popular and demanded by communities that have a perception of speed dangers. The demand far exceeds the numbers that are installed (usually only following two number fatalities at the site). I am not a fan as they do not address the issues. Retesting along with higher standards of training and graded speed limits to match developed skills are very good ideas.
  19. Russia is a good choice but I am no sure about the Qatar heat. FIFA has a duty to spread the finals around the world.
  20. cooperloa There are a number of studies that we can pick to prove a point. You may like to read http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/research/rsrr/theme5/fatalroadcrashreporting/doc/rswp11.doc A number of fatalities are not correctly or uniformly recorded. Over a ten year period 1985 to 1995 I attended about 1000 RTA's which included about 100 fatalities. During this period I never came across a case where low speed was contributing factor.
  21. Gluestick You make some interesting points. I have a little knowledge and experience of the M25 and M11. Last year 28,567 people were killed or seriously injured in UK traffic accidents (Department for Transport statistics, based on casualties in accidents reported to police), the vast majority are speed related even though governments prefer to highlight drink drive. It is legal to purchase and use a car that is capable of exceeding the maximum speed limit, and we have numerous TV programmes extolling the fun of speed. Exactly how many drug crazed fairy watchers jumped out of windows during the same period? Your comments about dealing with drug suppliers while understandable are pointless. We need to tackle the demand side of the equation.
  22. The exact opposite I think that there will be no new extra punters. In fact when legal our children and grand children will not return from trips to Amsterdam with hash seeds to grow as a sign of rebellion. I have no desire to take drugs even if they are offered BOGOF at Tesco’s.  
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