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Shadow

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#3165028 Honorary forum members?

Posted by Shadow on 26 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

I blame the RFU


#3157347 Stupid Questions League - The Closing Down Party

Posted by Shadow on 12 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

Blimey, it's reached the maudlin stage already. 

Can't stay long I've got to drive to Darlington tomorrow at 5.30 but I'll bang this on the Juke box and just have a swift pint of Greene King IPA thanks.




#3156370 Renewable energy

Posted by Shadow on 11 July 2015 - 09:27 AM

Dont you think that the £5000 subsidy on electric cars should be abolished?

Now that I've bought one
Yes


#3153682 Married life...

Posted by Shadow on 06 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

One thing i have learned from this thread is not to take advice from Johnoco! :biggrin:

It took this thread before you worked that one out? :biggrin:


#3152585 Long hot day

Posted by Shadow on 04 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

On Thursday it hit 41c in central France, where I was sitting in a traffic jam on my bike wearing full racing leathers.with an engine temperature of 106c. It felt like the sort of thing the CIA are alleged to get up to in Guantamo Bay, 




#3142358 Anybody speak Russian or can suggest assistance here?

Posted by Shadow on 17 June 2015 - 03:45 PM

It's a shame Sam isn't still around on TRL, I remember he was always very good at DIY....

Where's MIAG with his hammer when you need him?

Come to think of it he's due an appearance in a few days...


#3137389 Going bald for charity

Posted by Shadow on 08 June 2015 - 03:33 PM

Worth a fiver of anyone's money


#3135958 Obituary Corner

Posted by Shadow on 06 June 2015 - 04:54 AM

sport could do with a few more like Jerry Collins


#3131112 The Weather

Posted by Shadow on 29 May 2015 - 07:51 AM

Everybody talks about the weather but nobody ever does anything about it.

Thank you very much, I'll be here all week.

I blame the RFL.

Oi
I'll have you know this is a Rugby League forum.
It's clearly the fault of the RFU


#3129584 Obituary Corner

Posted by Shadow on 26 May 2015 - 01:45 PM

not me? :sclerosis:

Have you been obsessing over that for three years?


#3127867 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 23 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

You clearly haven't read the article Gingerjon linked to or you'd see the case you're banging on about has nothing to do with the HRA and everything to do with a really bad job by the prosecutors. He was charged with not having insurance and leaving the scene of an accident ffs, not killing someone. Consequently he could not be deported as he only had a relatively minor traffic conviction. If he'd been charged with death by dangerous driving then he would have been out of here years ago and rightly so. As it is we do not have a system that allows families to be broken up because of a driving conviction. That's where your outrage should be directed, getting people charged with the offences they've committed and maybe at the politicians that are stirring up outrage by misleading us all by blaming their own failings and those of their appointees on something other than their own slap dash work.




#3127145 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 22 May 2015 - 04:03 PM

You clearly get more upset about me not reporting everything in a courtroom style than the actual effects of his actions.
What you are not understanding is that people get upset about, is things like *why* he wasn't charged with dangerous driving in the first place? Technicalities perhaps? Maybe it's the thicko publics fault for not knowing every legal loophole.

Why was he here for 7 years anyway? What on earth takes 7 years to sort out?

And if we are arguing that innocent children can affect sentencing, then again, why is anyone in prison? Most of those will have children/dependants....is he special and nobody else's children are affected?

Before this thread descended into a "who can be the most outraged" contest it was supposed to be about the Human Rights Act.

8 people have voted in the poll to scrap it. The case you referred to was used by you and others as an example of why the act should be either overhauled or replaced. A cursory examination of the facts of the case, rather than a hysterical tabloid account, revealed that it has nothing to do with the Human Rights Act and everything to do with a shoddy piece of work by the prosecutors. To then use that as a justification to scrap or amend the HRA seems to me to be bizarre.




#3126854 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 22 May 2015 - 08:51 AM

Great post and shows how wrong the present system is.

Yes
Isolated incidents and tabloid hearsay evidence are a perfect basis for a judicial process


#3126796 Religion/Politics

Posted by Shadow on 22 May 2015 - 05:24 AM

I'm just surprised how it got to the stage it did, I mean it's not as if where they come from has a history of entrenched bigotry with many instances of offence being caused and taken willfully by the most pointless and / or needlessly provocative acts 




#3125933 The Human Rights Act

Posted by Shadow on 20 May 2015 - 05:22 PM

Glad to see your so happy with it.

I am happy that I live in a country where everyone's rights are protected by law. Why wouldn't I be?