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2 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Although the most visited tourist attraction in France is the (former) royal palace of Versailles, so it's still sort of true. 

In the same way that art is more popular after the artist is dead, royal palaces are more popular after the royal family is dead?

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50 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Although the most visited tourist attraction in France is the (former) royal palace of Versailles, so it's still sort of true. 

I visited the royal palace of Versailles by accident. I was tying to get off the ring road & head south but there I was, in my camper amongst the bin lorries at dawn.

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On 20/09/2022 at 13:06, mitsisigma01 said:

As much as it is good that they gave her a good send off but to change programming on obscure tv channels when all the big channels are covering it does seem a bit much .

Cheers Liz 🇬🇧😪span widget

It was great watching stuff like Yesterday and the like with no adverts.

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2 hours ago, Timewaster said:

It was great watching stuff like Yesterday and the like with no adverts.

The blank 3 minutes instead of ads was much worse. Mind you given 50% of ads seem to be for funeral plans these days, it would have been a bit tasteless , although SunLife could have changed their ad to “ A magnificent funeral, but you won’t be so lucky having the state pay for yours…….”

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1 hour ago, sheffcortinacentre said:

The royals bring in the tourism , if your in the principality of London.

Everytime Sheffield council has another scheme to waste money/bring chaos to the city they role out the "it,ll bring in tourism/ benefit the residents line.

Witness student games,supertram,Euro cup,etc,etc.

Every other night on Border TV  there’s a new scheme announced to “attract more tourists” to the Lake District. FFS the place is over crowded as it is. The other favourite topic is proposed schemes to restrict holiday lets there!?

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34 minutes ago, Metal Guru said:

Every other night on Border TV  there’s a new scheme announced to “attract more tourists” to the Lake District. FFS the place is over crowded as it is. The other favourite topic is proposed schemes to restrict holiday lets there!?

'Bordering' on insanity!

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13 hours ago, sheffcortinacentre said:

The royals bring in the tourism , if your in the principality of London.

Everytime Sheffield council has another scheme to waste money/bring chaos to the city they role out the "it,ll bring in tourism/ benefit the residents line.

Witness student games,supertram,Euro cup,etc,etc.

I guess the folks in Hyde Park flats benefitted after the student games, they were reclad for the event I think. Sheffield City Council are nuts with money anyway, round us they’ve replaced the rooftops on all their houses, there wasn’t anything wrong with them they just had some money spare, instead of using it wisely they reroofed the cities housing stock...

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You put your phone number on a car ad and all you get is arseholes 

Just had a call 

Hello I'm calling about your life insurance and a possible shortfall 

OK which life insurance policy , which company 

We work with various companies 

OK but which company am I with 

I don't have that information 

No you wouldn't because you're a thieving scamming cunt now fuck off 

I wonder if they record calls for training purposes, I'll be on the really pissed off don't call again list 

 

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21 minutes ago, Wack said:

You put your phone number on a car ad and all you get is arseholes 

Just had a call 

Hello I'm calling about your life insurance and a possible shortfall 

OK which life insurance policy , which company 

We work with various companies 

OK but which company am I with 

I don't have that information 

No you wouldn't because you're a thieving scamming cunt now fuck off 

I wonder if they record calls for training purposes, I'll be on the really pissed off don't call again list 

 

The trick is to string them along and start wasting their time. 

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You put your phone number on a car ad and all you get is arseholes 
Just had a call 
Hello I'm calling about your life insurance and a possible shortfall 
OK which life insurance policy , which company 
We work with various companies 
OK but which company am I with 
I don't have that information 
No you wouldn't because you're a thieving scamming cunt now fuck off 
I wonder if they record calls for training purposes, I'll be on the really pissed off don't call again list 
 
Is there mileage in giving them fake bank details, telling them to fill their boots and immediately contacting the FCA with their number? Or is it equally likely they'd be successful in pulling money out of the account if the details you give out turn out not to be fake?
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Just now, chodweaver said:
35 minutes ago, Wack said:
You put your phone number on a car ad and all you get is arseholes 
Just had a call 
Hello I'm calling about your life insurance and a possible shortfall 
OK which life insurance policy , which company 
We work with various companies 
OK but which company am I with 
I don't have that information 
No you wouldn't because you're a thieving scamming cunt now fuck off 
I wonder if they record calls for training purposes, I'll be on the really pissed off don't call again list 
 

Or is it equally likely they'd be successful in pulling money out of the account if the details you give out turn out not to be fake?

The chances that any made up account details would link to an account are extraordinarily small. I don't know the exact odds but think lottery chances

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On 9/21/2022 at 3:24 PM, Chas4545 said:

 

The best thing to visit imho is Puy de foue. By live people. Utter madness.

Bucket list place to go for me , I'd booked to go spring 2020 but covid ruined that 

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5 hours ago, chodweaver said:
5 hours ago, Wack said:
You put your phone number on a car ad and all you get is arseholes 
Just had a call 
Hello I'm calling about your life insurance and a possible shortfall 
OK which life insurance policy , which company 
We work with various companies 
OK but which company am I with 
I don't have that information 
No you wouldn't because you're a thieving scamming cunt now fuck off 
I wonder if they record calls for training purposes, I'll be on the really pissed off don't call again list 
 

Is there mileage in giving them fake bank details, telling them to fill their boots and immediately contacting the FCA with their number? Or is it equally likely they'd be successful in pulling money out of the account if the details you give out turn out not to be fake?

It was a number somewhere in Surrey,  I assume they use software that disguises the actual number they're calling from making them look genuine as it's a UK number , the  international numbers were a giveaway 

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1 minute ago, myglaren said:

And I thought that I had problems with slugs  :(

I thought I had a problem with slugs but was surprised they’d eaten through the woody runner bean stalks. Plants are normally safe from them once the stems get woody. However just caught the cat chewing through them , so I’ve been blaming the wrong culprit. 

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19 hours ago, warch said:

The trick is to string them along and start wasting their time. 

I had one about an RTA I'd been in.

I said I'd been waiting for them to call because I was waiting for my compensation for being killed in a 100mph head on in a reliant robin.

The fact they didn't immediately hang up tells you everything you need to know.

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5 hours ago, loserone said:

We've had problems with rabbits and deer this year. And moles.  And rats.  And a grey squirrel.

 

FFS.

 

Now we have decent fencing up and the dogs have the run of the garden,our rodent and cat issues have disappeared. 

Honey the small terrier has caught and killed a couple of rats whilst the other 3 keep chasing after the Magpies and Jay's that come looking for water.

A neighbour was walking her dogs which includes a mature Karakachan when they met a pack of Jackals that that wouldn't back down.

She did a quick about turn whilst the Chan going nuts and trying to chase them off.

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5 hours ago, reb said:

I had one about an RTA I'd been in.

I said I'd been waiting for them to call because I was waiting for my compensation for being killed in a 100mph head on in a reliant robin.

The fact they didn't immediately hang up tells you everything you need to know.

I find it rather amusing to speak to unsolicited callers in a somewhat disrespectful manner and then make them end the call.  Here's how one went recently:

*ring ring*. 

"Hello?"

"Oh hello, it's about your recent accident". 

"You fucking stupid cunt! You made me stand up!"

"I beg your pardon? That's very rude"

"I was in the middle of something, you cocksucker.  If you don't like the way the call is going I suggest you hang up". 

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On 22/09/2022 at 16:23, chodweaver said:
On 22/09/2022 at 15:49, Wack said:
You put your phone number on a car ad and all you get is arseholes 
Just had a call 
Hello I'm calling about your life insurance and a possible shortfall 
OK which life insurance policy , which company 
We work with various companies 
OK but which company am I with 
I don't have that information 
No you wouldn't because you're a thieving scamming cunt now fuck off 
I wonder if they record calls for training purposes, I'll be on the really pissed off don't call again list 
 

Is there mileage in giving them fake bank details, telling them to fill their boots and immediately contacting the FCA with their number? Or is it equally likely they'd be successful in pulling money out of the account if the details you give out turn out not to be fake?

It works well with advance fee scams if they ask for it. Because they're desperate to carry on smoothly with scamming you, they don't usually bother to check if it's actually genuine.

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