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#3961 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 0539 AM

They used to have a mirror on some of the older ones, so they could see what was happening upstairs. Not sure if they still do.

 

The new 'Boris' buses have 2 doors, and I think are intended to be swing role, both with a conductor and they can lock the door for single driver operation. They probably ought to rethink that.  And start handing out peppers sprays to conductors whilst they are at it.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 1735 PM

Are the drivers of double deckers deaf? 


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#3963 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 0208 AM

What do you want him to do, be Captain Fantastic and defeat all the Thugs single handed whilst driving his bus?

 

Really, this is a classic example of blaming the guy on the scene. When if they had at least one more staff on the bus and networked camera's and an ability to summon BTP whilst on the move, there would be no issue. Far easier to blame the driver, when the solutions to it are clearly technical, and affordable. One more example of smashing up London Transport was not the solution to the problem that it was proposed to be.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 1945 PM

The real problem is drunk gangs of youths with no moral compass. They deserve to be beaten, but will receive nothing more than a fine and a suggestion that they don't do it again.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 2333 PM

Call the police? Be a witness? Get involved?
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Posted 14 June 2019 - 1527 PM

Stuart, before getting into IT and doing quite well for himself, my brother was one of the last corporation bus conductors in Colchester. He kept a spare handle for the ticket machine in his jacket pocket for instances where things got a little boisterous. They did things differently back in the early 70.
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Posted 24 June 2019 - 0820 AM

This would make quite a nice indie horror film, 'The Rats that ate Buckingham'.

https://www.thesun.c...s-pest-control/

 

BUCKINGHAM Palace has called in a pest ­control squad to tackle a plague of rats and mice said to have left the Queen “horrified”.

Officials decided to get help with the problem after a rat was spotted tearing through the kitchens.

 

On Saturday night a source said: “Mice and rats are increasingly problematic in the capital, especially in very old buildings.

“Staff in the lower quarters especially have become quite used to seeing little brown mice tearing along the ­corridors.

“There isn’t a huge amount that can be done.

“But council pest control did come in to put down poison and examine the problem.

“Staff, particularly kitchen workers, were given elementary training in how to stop them spreading.

“Obviously hygiene is a ­priority, as are simple things like shutting cupboard doors and sweeping away any crumbs or bits of food.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 1005 AM

Deep below Buckingham Palace the rat king was near death and battle to succeed him was no longer confined to the shadows.  His unacknowledged natural son John the Bastard has dispatched a few loyal minions to draw the humans into fray.  


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#3969 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 1011 AM

Im sure its going to give George R Martin an idea for the next series of books. :D


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 1020 AM


 
The Skaven are coming! Fear the Horned Rat God!  :ninja:
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Posted 01 July 2019 - 0642 AM

https://www.dailymai...h-politics.html

Politicians have been given a fresh warning against Russian infiltration after a Tory grandee was caught up in a Moscow lobbying row.

Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham, a trade envoy to the Prime Minister, faces a probe by the security services after allegedly backing a campaign to target a dissident oligarch and have him deported back to Russia.

The Sunday Times claims Sir Henry helped Russians lawyers secure a candlelit dinner in Parliament and gave them advice on how to use non-governmental organisations and charities to ‘paint’ their campaign in a ‘positive light’.

 

Bellingham allegedly told the lobbyists he was ‘more than happy to assist’ and wrote to the Home Office. 

It is also claimed he approached Security Minister Ben Wallace in March and asked him to raise their campaign with the National Crime Agency.

Last night, Mr Wallace said: ‘All members of the House of Commons and peers should be alive to the rules of the House about paid advocacy and lobbying. 

There are interests with deep pockets at home and abroad who seek to use influence. My advice is to avoid all Russians bearing gifts.’

Mr Wallace has passed the case to MI5. Last night, Bellingham denied any wrongdoing.

 

By way of the response....

https://www.edp24.co...times-1-6134665

 

 

Elsewhere the Sunday times seems to have alleged this was an effort to recover 2 Billion pounds the Oligarch had stashed in the UK. So I guess MI5 will be checking the backs of a lot of Sofa's from this point on.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 1313 PM

Kenya flight 'stowaway' body found in Clapham garden

 
5 hours ago
 

A suspected stowaway who is believed to have fallen from the landing gear of a flight into Heathrow Airport has been found dead in a London garden.

 

The body - believed to be that of a man - was found in Offerton Road, Clapham just before 15:40 BST on Sunday.

 

Police said it was thought the individual fell from a Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi.

 

A neighbour said the body fell a metre away from a resident who had been sunbathing in the garden.

 

The man, who did not want to be named, said he heard a "whomp" so he looked out of an upstairs window and saw the body and "blood all over the walls of the garden".

 

"So I went outside, and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken," he said.

 

The neighbour, who asked not to be named, said a plane spotter, who had been following the flight on an plane tracking app from Clapham Common, had seen the body fall.

 

The plane spotter had arrived almost at the same time as the police and told them the body had fallen from a Kenyan Airways flight.

 

"If it had been two seconds later, he would have landed on the common where there were hundreds of people - my kids were in the garden 15 minutes before [he fell]", the neighbour added.

 

"I spoke to Heathrow. They said this happens once every five years."

 

Describing the victim, he said: "One of the reasons his body was so intact was because his body was an ice block."

 

[...]

 

It is not the first death of this kind on the Heathrow flight path.

 

In June 2015, one man was found dead on the roof of notonthehighstreet.com's headquarters in Richmond, west London, while another was found in a critical condition after they both clung on to a British Airways flight from Johannesburg.

 

In August 2012, a man's body was found in the undercarriage bay of a plane at Heathrow after a flight from Cape Town.

 

https://www.bbc.com/...london-48830212


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 1333 PM

Happened several times before. You figure word would get around by now.

Judging by what he did to the path, the poor burger was a block of ice.
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Posted 02 July 2019 - 1439 PM

Happened several times before. You figure word would get around by now.

Judging by what he did to the path, the poor burger was a block of ice.

 

Stowaways have also been found on german adn other airports from time to time. There was one case when the remnants of a german runaway teen was found on Mallorca. People get weird ideas sometimes. Where do they think all teh landing gear goes when retracting?


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 1621 PM

Like with all the Transformers, it will magically shrink to accommodate the blind passenger, of course.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 2028 PM

Happened several times before. You figure word would get around by now.
 

https://en.wikipedia...towaway_flights


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 0205 AM

I'm astonished ANY of those survived.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1308 PM

Generally speaking, they succumb to the altitude and the cold. A flight in from Africa might see 40,000 ft and -60C. Some of them strap themselves in, so they don't decorate local residents' gardens. They do still tend to be brown bread, though.

 

Of course, if some manage it successfully, you won't find them.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1329 PM

It makes DB Coopers jump look perfect trivial.
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 0647 AM

https://cheezburger....ars-of-hot-dogs

 

Y'all got quite a few things right*, but those jarred hotdogs...

 

* Triple bonus points for Wright's Liquid Smoke Flavoring, I use that stuff constantly.


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