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  #2356962 18-Nov-2019 20:36
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

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Cats are never grateful. But they love you anyway.

 

 

 

 

No they don't. Dogs, loyal. Cats, no so.😀

 

 

You clearly don't know cats.

 

 





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  #2357036 19-Nov-2019 01:08
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

No they don't. Dogs, loyal. Cats, no so.😀

 

 

You were saying about dogs?

 

Texas man eaten by dogs

 

 

 

Yeah, I know you can find the same about cats, which goes to the heart of the matter - they are your friend as long as it suits them.


 
 
 
 


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  #2357039 19-Nov-2019 06:08
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kingdragonfly: While commuting, Kiwis lack basic merging abilities

"Line cutter" I signal, find a spot to merge, and merge. Meanwhile the person behind me, tails me, once I merge goes flying up the remaining merge lane, doesn't signal, and cuts in front of as many people as possible


The concept of merge like a zip is for merging to occur at to junction of the two lanes not for you to find a spot to merge. You are the one slowing down the process.

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  #2357117 19-Nov-2019 09:51
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I wasn't aware that zipper teeth merged by one jumping ahead of the teeth it was following.

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  #2357175 19-Nov-2019 11:22
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kingdragonfly: While commuting, Kiwis lack basic merging abilities

"Line cutter" I signal, find a spot to merge, and merge. Meanwhile the person behind me, tails me, once I merge goes flying up the remaining merge lane, doesn't signal, and cuts in front of as many people as possible


The concept of merge like a zip is for merging to occur at to junction of the two lanes not for you to find a spot to merge. You are the one slowing down the process.

UK practice is to merge as soon as there is the faintest inkling that a lane is closed ahead, leaving long stretches of lane unused. Anyone daring to use this lane and merge at the sensible place will be met with psychopathic rage and gaps between cars thinner than Cigarette paper. Public spirited truck drivers will straddle both lanes in order to prevent such affronts to the queuing system. The UK transport ministry actually tried to change to the more sensible zip system a few years ago but gave up shortly after, driver behaviour is just too entrenched

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  #2357181 19-Nov-2019 11:29
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shk292:
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kingdragonfly: While commuting, Kiwis lack basic merging abilities

"Line cutter" I signal, find a spot to merge, and merge. Meanwhile the person behind me, tails me, once I merge goes flying up the remaining merge lane, doesn't signal, and cuts in front of as many people as possible


The concept of merge like a zip is for merging to occur at to junction of the two lanes not for you to find a spot to merge. You are the one slowing down the process.

UK practice is to merge as soon as there is the faintest inkling that a lane is closed ahead, leaving long stretches of lane unused. Anyone daring to use this lane and merge at the sensible place will be met with psychopathic rage and gaps between cars thinner than Cigarette paper. Public spirited truck drivers will straddle both lanes in order to prevent such affronts to the queuing system. The UK transport ministry actually tried to change to the more sensible zip system a few years ago but gave up shortly after, driver behaviour is just too entrenched

 

 

 

Ha... I always thought this lane (and others similar to it) were reserved exclusively for Yardies in BMW's?


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  #2357185 19-Nov-2019 11:33
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shk292: 
UK practice is to merge as soon as there is the faintest inkling that a lane is closed ahead, leaving long stretches of lane unused. Anyone daring to use this lane and merge at the sensible place will be met with psychopathic rage and gaps between cars thinner than Cigarette paper. Public spirited truck drivers will straddle both lanes in order to prevent such affronts to the queuing system. The UK transport ministry actually tried to change to the more sensible zip system a few years ago but gave up shortly after, driver behaviour is just too entrenched

 

 

 

British people do love a good queue. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2357565 20-Nov-2019 07:03
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The rich and powerful who "consider" what they'll give law enforcement, instead of you and me who must give law enforcement what they want under threat of jail.

Prince Andrew will "consider" whether he'll talk to the FBI about sex offending.

Donald Trump will "consider" whether he'll testify to congress, and even then gets to choose how and when he'll testify.

Arrogant pricks.

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  #2357624 20-Nov-2019 08:10
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The anti-e-Scooter brigade. 

 

I had a super-passive-aggressive lady on the bus just being so overt with her hostility because I had the cheek to take my folded e-scooter on the bus, which somehow seriously inconvenienced her. 

 

 

 

She also made some sort of comment as I got off the bus at the same stop as her and proceeded to unfold my e-scooter and don my helmet ready for the ride home. 

 

 





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  #2357628 20-Nov-2019 08:27
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Handsomedan:

 

The anti-e-Scooter brigade. 

 

I had a super-passive-aggressive lady on the bus just being so overt with her hostility because I had the cheek to take my folded e-scooter on the bus, which somehow seriously inconvenienced her. 

 

She also made some sort of comment as I got off the bus at the same stop as her and proceeded to unfold my e-scooter and don my helmet ready for the ride home. 

 

 

Should have done the unexpected and very nicely offered her a ride on it so she could have a more informed opinion.  :-p





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  #2357666 20-Nov-2019 10:23
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kingdragonfly:

The rich and powerful who "consider" what they'll give law enforcement, instead of you and me who must give law enforcement what they want under threat of jail.

Prince Andrew will "consider" whether he'll talk to the FBI about sex offending.

Donald Trump will "consider" whether he'll testify to congress, and even then gets to choose how and when he'll testify.

Arrogant pricks.

I’m not defending either of these two in any way, and I’m not a lawyer, but my understanding is that nobody is under any obligation to tell the FBI or other agency anything. Isn’t that what the fifth amendment and the presumption of innocence are all about?

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  #2357672 20-Nov-2019 10:42
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shk292:

 

kingdragonfly:

The rich and powerful who "consider" what they'll give law enforcement, instead of you and me who must give law enforcement what they want under threat of jail.

Prince Andrew will "consider" whether he'll talk to the FBI about sex offending.

Donald Trump will "consider" whether he'll testify to congress, and even then gets to choose how and when he'll testify.

Arrogant pricks.

 

 

I’m not defending either of these two in any way, and I’m not a lawyer, but my understanding is that nobody is under any obligation to tell the FBI or other agency anything. Isn’t that what the fifth amendment and the presumption of innocence are all about?

 

 

Seeing how the US authorities strips constitutional rights from non-citizens, I wonder how the Prince could plead the Fifth.





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  #2357683 20-Nov-2019 11:06
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freitasm:

 

shk292:

 

kingdragonfly:

The rich and powerful who "consider" what they'll give law enforcement, instead of you and me who must give law enforcement what they want under threat of jail.

Prince Andrew will "consider" whether he'll talk to the FBI about sex offending.

Donald Trump will "consider" whether he'll testify to congress, and even then gets to choose how and when he'll testify.

Arrogant pricks.

 

 

I’m not defending either of these two in any way, and I’m not a lawyer, but my understanding is that nobody is under any obligation to tell the FBI or other agency anything. Isn’t that what the fifth amendment and the presumption of innocence are all about?

 

 

Seeing how the US authorities strips constitutional rights from non-citizens, I wonder how the Prince could plead the Fifth.

 

 

I was under the impression that members of British Royal family have immunity similar to diplomatic immunity. If I recall correctly its called Crown or Sovereign immunity.

 

 





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  #2357684 20-Nov-2019 11:07
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freitasm:

 

shk292:

 

kingdragonfly:

The rich and powerful who "consider" what they'll give law enforcement, instead of you and me who must give law enforcement what they want under threat of jail.

Prince Andrew will "consider" whether he'll talk to the FBI about sex offending.

Donald Trump will "consider" whether he'll testify to congress, and even then gets to choose how and when he'll testify.

Arrogant pricks.

 

 

I’m not defending either of these two in any way, and I’m not a lawyer, but my understanding is that nobody is under any obligation to tell the FBI or other agency anything. Isn’t that what the fifth amendment and the presumption of innocence are all about?

 

 

Seeing how the US authorities strips constitutional rights from non-citizens, I wonder how the Prince could plead the Fifth.

 

 

 

 

Simply remain in the UK and have his solicitors politely tell the FBI to whistle.

 

They are hardly likely to try and extradite him (if they even can, they have not laid any charges) and one word from The Firm would probably put a stop to it if they were that foolish as to try.






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  #2357685 20-Nov-2019 11:08
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MikeB4:

 

freitasm:

 

shk292:

 

kingdragonfly:

The rich and powerful who "consider" what they'll give law enforcement, instead of you and me who must give law enforcement what they want under threat of jail.

Prince Andrew will "consider" whether he'll talk to the FBI about sex offending.

Donald Trump will "consider" whether he'll testify to congress, and even then gets to choose how and when he'll testify.

Arrogant pricks.

 

 

I’m not defending either of these two in any way, and I’m not a lawyer, but my understanding is that nobody is under any obligation to tell the FBI or other agency anything. Isn’t that what the fifth amendment and the presumption of innocence are all about?

 

 

Seeing how the US authorities strips constitutional rights from non-citizens, I wonder how the Prince could plead the Fifth.

 

 

I was under the impression that members of British Royal family have immunity similar to diplomatic immunity. If I recall correctly its called Crown or Sovereign immunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They do. The Queen, for example, need not pay income tax - although she does so voluntarily.






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