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Yes indeed. Not a rant: My wife and I were both members of Bolton Speleo in the 1970s, when it was all carbide lamps and worn out miners lights. The lights that is, not the miners. Spent many a happy hour at the clubhouse, Upper Winskill, high above Settle. No sanitation, semi-derelict, highly insanitary.....but enough about me.. 

Sad to hear that one of the clubs key members Squirrel Woods, was found dead not long ago in the upper part of a Dale's pothole. Not accidental, it seems. He was troubled. 

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At times I want to lock the cross-code forum and summarily ban anyone who wants to discuss anything to do with union, positive or negative.  Those times increase dramatically during union set-piece competitions.

"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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21 minutes ago, ckn said:

At times I want to lock the cross-code forum and summarily ban anyone who wants to discuss anything to do with union, positive or negative.  Those times increase dramatically during union set-piece competitions.

And it’s on six ( long ) weeks .... I hope you’ve lots of medication !!

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6 minutes ago, DavidM said:

And it’s on six ( long ) weeks .... I hope you’ve lots of medication !!

That nice Mr Drake doesn’t know I’m on holiday for two weeks in October ? 

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3 hours ago, ckn said:

At times I want to lock the cross-code forum and summarily ban anyone who wants to discuss anything to do with union, positive or negative.  Those times increase dramatically during union set-piece competitions.

How's your BP?

I have only seen a few tries on news bulletins and about half of them are just one bunch of fat boys trying to bulldoze their way through another bunch of fat boys.

Exciting? I almost fell asleep.

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1 hour ago, tonyXIII said:

How's your BP?

I have only seen a few tries on news bulletins and about half of them are just one bunch of fat boys trying to bulldoze their way through another bunch of fat boys.

Exciting? I almost fell asleep.

It's a bit like brexit, I read the posts for amusement but most of the time can't be a**ed to lift a finger to reply?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, tonyXIII said:

How's your BP?

I have only seen a few tries on news bulletins and about half of them are just one bunch of fat boys trying to bulldoze their way through another bunch of fat boys.

Exciting? I almost fell asleep.

I come on here for relaxation and find myself forgetting my prime rule: If they’re really annoying, use “ignore”. My very late New Year’s resolution is to be far more trigger happy on using “ignore”.

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12 hours ago, Clogiron said:

It's a bit like brexit, I read the posts for amusement but most of the time can't be a**ed to lift a finger to reply?

That actually pretty much sums up a lot of my activity on here, especially when it comes to a couple of members (one in particular). When I first joined I tried to have a sophisticated debate with them but then you end up just getting loads of abuse. I won't actually stick them on my ignore list because it is funny to read their idiocy and I am gathering a lot of good material for when I write 'The Big Book of Brain Farts'! I cant help noticing that one member in particular that really is an annoyance is never actually seen on the rugby league parts of this forum, they are always just hanging round any other business and the cross code forums.

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14 hours ago, tonyXIII said:

How's your BP?

I have only seen a few tries on news bulletins and about half of them are just one bunch of fat boys trying to bulldoze their way through another bunch of fat boys.

Exciting? I almost fell asleep.

That could be the dictionary definition of the sport.

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3 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

That actually pretty much sums up a lot of my activity on here, especially when it comes to a couple of members (one in particular). When I first joined I tried to have a sophisticated debate with them but then you end up just getting loads of abuse. I won't actually stick them on my ignore list because it is funny to read their idiocy and I am gathering a lot of good material for when I write 'The Big Book of Brain Farts'! I cant help noticing that one member in particular that really is an annoyance is never actually seen on the rugby league parts of this forum, they are always just hanging round any other business and the cross code forums.

Agree with you, I use the forum as a RL fan, the other sections are a aside whereas for some their agenda is opposite. Maybe the rules applied to the cross-code forum should cover the entire forum?

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2 hours ago, Clogiron said:

Agree with you, I use the forum as a RL fan, the other sections are a aside whereas for some their agenda is opposite. Maybe the rules applied to the cross-code forum should cover the entire forum?

Hasn't it become much more civilised here since the political rants and their followers were booted off into their own sub-forum? You can still sense the activity, like hearing the muffled thumpings and howlings from inside a padded cell, but it doesn't swamp the more general AOB content any more.

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On 15/09/2019 at 20:49, JohnM said:

Lets try and avoix making this political topic eh.

RNLI's first station in Ireland was opened in 1826.  The RNLI is a registered charity in Ireland  the Republic of Ireland 20003326

The records appear to show the main income , over 10, 000, 000 €, comes from donations. A friend of ours worked in the RNLI shop at Youghal and reported on the generosity of the locals in funding the service through donations, fund raising events etc.. Can't see anything there that shows that the RNLI in GB sends money to Ireland. 

https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en/information-for-the-public/search-the-charities-register/charity-detail?srchstr=20003326&regid=20003326

Agreed.

We have family history and contemporary involvement with the RNLI in Ireland, including service and fundraising. I can't recall it being a political issue...

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18 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Hasn't it become much more civilised here since the political rants and their followers were booted off into their own sub-forum? You can still sense the activity, like hearing the muffled thumpings and howlings from inside a padded cell, but it doesn't swamp the more general AOB content any more.

It’s what we hoped for. Good to see sensible folk given time to breath on the forum proper.

And we get fewer trolls jump straight in at their first post...

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Some website owners grumble about people like me who use NoScript to stop adverts and so on. I don't stop adverts, I stop the huge amount of things that website owners want to do on my computer, including selling my data to third parties.  Here's the number of individual scripts The Times wants to run on my machine:

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That's simply not justifiable and I'll counter it by continuing to block any script running on my machine that I don't explicitly want.

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On 24/09/2019 at 21:09, tonyXIII said:

I have only seen a few tries on news bulletins and about half of them are just one bunch of fat boys trying to bulldoze their way through another bunch of fat boys.

Exciting? I almost fell asleep.

You can't be watching the same games as the BBC newsreaders, I swear, they are almost orgasmic as they describe the adonis like athletes that try to push the other adonis like athletes over a line. This morning on the Breakfast show, the presenter was so upbeat and positive as she talked about union games yet to be played that I knocked it off.  Bah humbug.

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I usually have Radio 4 on in the morning before leaving for work, and it has been pleasantly jarring to hear how often the RUWC being referred to as "the Rugby Union World Cup" instead of "the Rugby World Cup".

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Tonight, I shal lull myself to sleep with happy thoughts about dropping large, heavy, pointy objects onto the heads of the people who "run" Thameslink.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Wandering around the city centre of Mannheim this evening,  prior to tomorrow's visit to the Speyer technical museum. https://speyer.technik-museum.de/

The streets are filthy,  dimps everywhere, outside bars, myriad  take aways,  apartment blocks .  Mannheim hads an excellent pedegree as a city, having been destroyed and rebuilt three or four times.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannheim

This Germany.  FFS have some civic pride  you residents!!! ??????

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34 minutes ago, MattSantos said:

A quid a trolly in Manchester Airport. off

30 pence to pee in a train station. off

2 quid to drop off at Glasgow Airport. off

Why are there so many charges for things thst should be free. The place is a tip by the way!! 

It’s what happens when investors demand ever increasing profits. They literally charge for taking the pee. 

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On 25/09/2019 at 12:16, The Hallucinating Goose said:

That actually pretty much sums up a lot of my activity on here, especially when it comes to a couple of members (one in particular). When I first joined I tried to have a sophisticated debate with them but then you end up just getting loads of abuse. I won't actually stick them on my ignore list because it is funny to read their idiocy and I am gathering a lot of good material for when I write 'The Big Book of Brain Farts'! I cant help noticing that one member in particular that really is an annoyance is never actually seen on the rugby league parts of this forum, they are always just hanging round any other business and the cross code forums.

That's not true!

I posted on the RL forum only yesterday!

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