Why ??!!...The whinging,moaning,complaining,ranting,letting off steam thread !!

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  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited March 2023 Posts: 3,389
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    MI6HQ wrote: »
    I'm a cat lover, and to the lesser extent, an animal welfare advocate, and for me, there's nothing worse than this, is the world suffering an epidemic? The COVID-19 is over, and even there is, it's not related to animals either.

    People are getting a lot more worse as time goes by, very disappointing.

    It's no different to killing numerous dolphins in Faroe Islands.

    I wish many people will protest in this.

    But that's it. People have learned to protest the wrong things; they no longer protest the right things. Obviously killing cats would neither have been a solution, nor something that is ethically defendable. I'm also confident that the UK government wouldn't have gotten away with any of that. Not that many cat lovers who would've agreed having their pets killed, that's for sure.

    True, @DarthDimi

    The UK Government would commit a sin in this move (had they've done it).
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Killing cats, because it worked so well during the Black Plague.

    They've clearly been reading the Red Grant serial killer playbook, and the David Dragonpol one too. Both started out their criminal careers killing defenceless animals.

    In any event, I'd have hidden my pet cat Millie away rather than allow the state to kill it. Such stupid laws must be wilfully disobeyed by the civil populace.

    When they take their cues from Bond villains...
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    I'm not sure some of those Tory types actually do read books.
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    Hysteria is the usual reaction to something new and worrying. Remember when Aids started the panic over sharing toilets. Don't use a toilet seat gay men have used you'll catch the aids they told us. Utter nonsense like catching COVID from cats and dogs.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited March 2023 Posts: 17,780
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    I'm not sure some of those Tory types actually do read books.

    The Tories were once upon a time well read and respected people who wrote books on policy and other matters. Great men like Harold Macmillan, Lord Hailsham, Rab Butler and Sir Alec Douglas-Home were the last true blue Tories in my opinion. After that there was the rise of the meritocracy and with it mass privatisation ("selling off the family silver") and modernisation under the guise of Conservatism. As Enoch Powell once said in 1974 the descriptor "Tory" wouldn't apply to many members of the Conservative front bench, even less so post-Thatcher. The days of the One Nation Tories who were sympathetic to the working class are sadly over. It seems to me that only lip service is paid to that concept nowadays. The Conservative Party is no longer dominated by the old ruling class of the shires but by a super-rich cabal in league with the City of London.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    People should read Lovecraft's short story "The Cats Of Ulthar" and imagine the Tories as the old people in the story.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    People should read Lovecraft's short story "The Cats Of Ulthar" and imagine the Tories as the old people in the story.

    That fits quite well as the biggest Tories are generally older people. ;)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    People should read Lovecraft's short story "The Cats Of Ulthar" and imagine the Tories as the old people in the story.

    That fits quite well as the biggest Tories are generally older people. ;)

    Good one, @Dragonpol!
  • edited March 2023 Posts: 1,639
    Rigg GoT sgd card sold for 1325$ , crazy.....

    .....and for the second time POTP is selling kiddie porn : that Traci Lords sgd photo is likely pre-18 thus illegal

    I think my blu player came region free , its a Phillips i believe.....either that or some simple codes i found online
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    "I can prevent WWIII. Very easily. Very easily."

    Thus spoke an orange... =))
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    Omg i hate goldeneye i hate this stupid game I can’t beat train- Aztec in 00 it’s impossible I am so angry!!!!!!!!!!!


    What’s worse is the game cheats and I know what to do

    like in Caverns I need to be able to get through the objectives with nearly all my health in tact so I can basically make a mad dash to the end I got to the room with the radio and then suddenly bond has no idea how to aim and thug number 32 decides to be Rambo and there goes my bloody health and the next few times I try thug number 3 is able to shoot me through a wall!!!!!


    Jungle Natalya only wants to help when she wants to so I either have decent health or decent ammo but not both

    I could go on but man if I ever beat this stupid game I will never play it again
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SIS_HQ wrote: »

    That sounds like a great idea for the post-Covid world.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    SIS_HQ wrote: »

    That sounds like a great idea for the post-Covid world.

    I'm afraid of this really, and what do you think is their point of making these things?
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SIS_HQ wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    SIS_HQ wrote: »

    That sounds like a great idea for the post-Covid world.

    I'm afraid of this really, and what do you think is their point of making these things?

    Me too. I suppose it could be to develop biological weapons or perhaps some less nefarious reason such as research into viruses. Still, it's worrying considering what we've come through over the last three years.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    The "zombie" part refers to it being dead in the permafrost for thousands of years and now having been revived. So the headline is basically stating the same thing twice. And they are reviving them because the permafrost is melting and they want to know what type of things that have been frozen there for thousands of years are now being exposed to the world - or is the world being exposed to them?

    Great set-up for a Bond film, btw. Weirdo industrialist builds/buys/has arctic research station, turns out he wants to use it to extract either some ancient strain of the plague to weaponize or old nuclear ordinance, some of which is also frozen out there and might get exposed in the next few decades.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    I've been eating Toblerone for how many years, nearly half of my childhood days, until now recently that I've found out, and shocked that there's a bear in the logo of it? 😅

    I've never noticed it, I'm trying hard to find it, but all I see was the mountain.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited March 2023 Posts: 7,526
    it's the negative space on the left side of the mountain, standing on it's hind legs, facing right.

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I don't eat Toblerone enough to have noticed the bear, but recently heard they're getting rid of that particular mountain logo due to some of the manufacturing process being outside Switzerland. Strict Swiss rules indicate that if a product is not entirely made in the country, it cannot use typical Swiss imagery. Will be interesting to see if the animal remains in the logo - or will it 'bear' no resemblance?
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited March 2023 Posts: 3,389
    it's the negative space on the left side of the mountain, standing on it's hind legs, facing right.

    1156710.jpg

    Wow! Thanks @NickTwentyTwo

    Never noticed it before, for how long and how many years I'm eating Toblerone.
    It's a great game for my friends to make guess.

    It's a very secretive design hahaha.....
    QBranch wrote: »
    I don't eat Toblerone enough to have noticed the bear, but recently heard they're getting rid of that particular mountain logo due to some of the manufacturing process being outside Switzerland. Strict Swiss rules indicate that if a product is not entirely made in the country, it cannot use typical Swiss imagery. Will be interesting to see if the animal remains in the logo - or will it 'bear' no resemblance?

    That's sad, especially that the bear thing is something that I've just newly discovered.

    Everything seems to change these days.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    It's subtle! I didn't notice it either until it was pointed out to me.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    It's subtle! I didn't notice it either until it was pointed out to me.

    True, and it's a genius move from Toblerone, but is this bear just added to that mountain, or it's really there since?
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    I can't bear the thought of it disappearing.
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    After paying rent ahead of time every month for a year, my landlord tried to have my roommate and I evicted, because of some oversight they had when we signed the new lease. Like always, payment was made ahead of time, and we got greeted with an old “notice to quit” thing at our door. Everything should be cleared up by now as my roommate talked to them, but wow. Just incredibly frustrating and stressful results for people who do the right thing.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    After paying rent ahead of time every month for a year, my landlord tried to have my roommate and I evicted, because of some oversight they had when we signed the new lease. Like always, payment was made ahead of time, and we got greeted with an old “notice to quit” thing at our door. Everything should be cleared up by now as my roommate talked to them, but wow. Just incredibly frustrating and stressful results for people who do the right thing.

    That is something I really hate. Flaws in an internal system are noticed but not fully examined. Then some bureaucratic procedures automatically come into play, sequences of pre-planned steps that may lead, as in your case, to a cold eviction notice. Consequence: sleepless nights, stressful situations, time wasted sorting things out. Bills one supposedly never paid but did, papers one supposedly never sent but did, traffic laws one supposedly broke but didn't, places one supposedly visited but didn't... and then days, weeks, months or years of back-and-forths trying to set it all right.

    I hate bureaucracies, whether big or small (like one landlord's personal bookkeeping). They are so convinced that their spreadsheets, filing systems and rulebooks are perfect, they automatically assume that we did something wrong, when half the time it's their mess. And since they let computers process everything, they have even lost the skill to figure out how to solve things like decent human beings: with a simple conversation before you send harsh warnings or critical notices.

    So @FoxRox, you have my sympathy, sir! I am with you 100%.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited March 2023 Posts: 2,918
    The UK has something called 'no-fault evictions' - you can do everything right but landlords can still just kick you out, entirely at their discretion. They have to give you two months' notice, but they don't have to give you a reason. Talk about a shyster's charter.
  • edited March 2023 Posts: 12,249
    @DarthDimi

    Thank you, all very well put! I’m gonna not stress it, but makes me wonder if it could happen again come next time to get a lease. I can almost guarantee there’ll be another new landlord by then, as this one is already my third since moving here. I love the location and setup but there is zero help from management.

    @Venutius

    That’s like technically how you could be fired for nothing in at-will employment jobs too. Luckily I’ve never had a boss that horrible yet! Absolutely crazy though, yes. Mad mad world!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited March 2023 Posts: 7,526
    Extremely stressful.

    I think here a landlord can evict a tenant without cause but it’s like 6 months notice? And while realizing it is a living situation for the tenants, the landlord owns the building so I can’t really see why they’d always need a reason… maybe they just want to use the building/space for something else? It’s theirs.

    Two months is pretty egregious though.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Venutius wrote: »
    The UK has something called 'no-fault evictions' - you can do everything right but landlords can still just kick you out, entirely at their discretion. They have to give you two months' notice, but they don't have to give you a reason. Talk about a shyster's charter.

    It's the same sort of thing with "zero hour contracts" which when first introduced were trumpeted to help single mothers etc. back into work. In reality, they have had a negative effect on workers and allow employers to legally give no hours to their employee when they so wish as well as being able to deny them the hard won benefits of holiday pay etc. Again, it's something that should never have been countenanced in the first place but presumably lobbying by employers has an effect on government policy.
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