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  1. 5 points
    Oh I most defo have, before your time as a mod but I had a bout of Tourette’s combined with exteam honesty which was very much against the rules I was deservedly given some time to think about my actions. Turns out I still feel exactly the same way but happier to keep it to myself!
  2. 3 points
    One for Tumshie. In keeping with the forum this video has boating connections.
  3. 3 points
    I didn't say anything about last week, because it wasn't. However neither was it months ago. Enough news reports exist from enough sources to place it as being December the 8th. But WTF does it make any difference if it was today, yesterday, last week, 3 weeks ago, or several months back. It s a completely unacceptable thing to happen, and not the kind of thing anybody should be forced to witness or otherwise caught up in. Please lets cut the snowflake" bullshit. Using that term can't make these behaviours acceptable. https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/09/dog-killed-fox-hunt-chased-across-motorway-8224161/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-46510782 https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/hunting-hound-dies-after-crash-15525393
  4. 3 points
    In the unlikely event of that being the case, can you explain this ( https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cats-hunt-fox-hounds-deer-sussex-hastings-celia-hammond-a8151911.html )? Why would the person supposedly 'dragging' the 'smelly rag' have taken it through a cat sanctuary? Surely that would have been a bit unethical, wouldn't it? For those who say that it is traditional, well I know a few people who have bulldogs, should we now do away with abattoirs and 'humanely' despatch cattle using all these bulldogs since killing bulls was what they were 'traditionally' bred for. The whataboutisms don't really cut much ice either (what about the bullfights?) since none of those who oppose hunting are particularly well known for supporting bullfighting. Having attended a number of hunts in an operational capacity, what invariably irritated me was the sense of 'entitlement' of the hunters. We were there as arbitrators to try to keep the peace whereas the hunters had this odd belief that we were there to look after their interests.
  5. 3 points
    This is not only barbaric, but disgusting. I have no interest in hunting, but I know several people who hunt, and they are decent, normal human beings, not elitist snobs. Hunting may be an anachronism, but to wish what you have on those who are simply behaving according to a tradition in which they have been raised, however out of step with modern thinking, reveals an almost psychopathic wish.
  6. 3 points
    This was very much on my mind when I posted, and exposes the lie that the hunts of today are chasing a dragged scent trail. If foxes are a genuine pest then the gun is the only method of control that approaches humane despatch. Suggesting bull fighting is worse is disingenuous, there are many documented acts of cruelty carried out by those intimately connected to the hunts, and is akin to saying being done over the head with a lead pipe is preferable to being stabbed. The term snowflake is a fairly vacuous response to many points of view that are hard to defend, and as such is meaningless. What is your take on hare coursing, cock fighting, etc? These were once regarded as traditions. I struggle to place angling in the same category as the wanton cruelty that is fox hunting, and have personal experience of many occasions of pollution and illegal netting being reported by anglers. Many of today's rivers would be devoid of life without the campaigning of various angling organisations, with the Thames having recovered from near extinction on the lower reaches by the mid eighties-which sadly has been undermined by regular discharges of raw effluent from the Hampton court area.
  7. 2 points
    Lets hope a few of those on the horses fall off and suffer a long slow death....or worse! Thankfully the pro hunt lot are a fast dying breed...not fast enough though in my opinion....they care nothing for either the fox or the horses or hounds...all are expendable and just there for their entertainment. I will no longer use the pub at Norbury as it’s hosted hunt meets. Please also note that hunts are not allowed on any CRT land....if you see them feel free to photograph and report. I'm happy to be an anti hunt protester and will do everything I can to stop this barbaric sport.
  8. 2 points
    CWDF Staff party . . . . . . . . . . TB staff party
  9. 2 points
    For fox sake stop hunting.
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  12. 2 points
    It was also a single from The Dammed Which took it from the movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_Ain't_No_Sanity_Clause The title and chorus of the song were derived from a scene in the Marx Brothers' 1935 movie A Night at the Opera, in which Groucho Marx attempts to explain the intricacies of a business contract to Chico Marx. When Groucho mentions the "sanity clause", Chico responds, "You can't fool me. There ain't no santy clause!"
  13. 1 point
    Just a thought Instead of banning people completely would it be possible to ban them from posting in the forums and to give them their own unmoderated Sub Forum where only they could post and only registered users could view. This would allow them to vent and others could see how silly they are and laugh at them. J
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    All this talk of tortoises reminds me of a nice tune by the Corries (another one for Tumshie) @Tumshie
  16. 1 point
    That is fantastic, Ray thank you. I think the most famous version of that in Scotland is the one The Corries did so it's nice to hear a different version. A few years back I worked in a small rural pub but it used to have really busy acoustic music session most weekends and that song was always a popular request.
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  19. 1 point
    Then you arrive at the sani station to find the pump out of order...
  20. 1 point
    Whilst I am not saying I am against anything that disrupts a so called hunt. Please if you are going to demonstrate/take action have the bottle to show your face. There is no way to lose credibility for your actions faster than covering your identity up, even the plonkers on the horses in the hunt dont disguise themselves. of course you dont actualy say you used the hood in the position to cover your face so that may well not be the case?
  21. 1 point
    Actually it was a couple of weeks ago......I could find you the hunt report if you wish....and no I don't eat meat...as I said in the reply to your post... edited to add it was 14.10 on Saturday 8th Dec......I see you don't deny the hunt was clearly breaking the law and not following a trail
  22. 1 point
    You know perfectly well I was referring to your hate-filled diatribe. I said that I had no interest in hunting, and in fact I'm not bothered whether it is banned or not, but the blind hatred of some antis disturbs me.
  23. 1 point
    Dear god....do you actually believe that? What a deluded person you are!.... So I guess they laid a trail over the A14 last week that killed a hound as shown in Alan's pic...and through the Alpaca farm that resulted in the death of Alpaca and the injury of several others....oh and the deaths of several foxes at Boxing Day meets.....trail hunting is a farce as you are well aware. I note you dont don't deny how violent the hunt support goons get.....
  24. 1 point
    The hunt is not breaking any laws. If you are taking direct action against the hunt you are the one breaking the law and deserve anything that gets 'thrown at you'.
  25. 1 point
    It seems the antis are the 'fast dying breed' there was the odd-one last year but at this years meet 'narry a one'. They know when they are unwanted & outnumbered - it was estimated by the Police (who were there to keep the peace & the 'antis' under control) that there were over 5000 'supporters' Some of the tactics applied by the antis in previous years makes you wonder if they actually 'care anything' for the horses or the hounds.
  26. 1 point
    I could drink a pint but 100 thimbles would have me on my back. It’s 100! 100 drinks!
  27. 1 point
    But keep a cassette loo in a cupboard somewhere for when it’s desperately needed.
  28. 1 point
    Sam of course is right and there are two sides to the Loo problem. I would never have a dump through though and ripping this one out to replace it with an HDPE tank would be difficult.....so replacing with a cassette is the obvious place to be. However, then you are carrying buckets of sh*t around every 3 days and constantly looking for places to empty them. I much prefer taking my boat to a little man, for him to pump it out, each month.
  29. 1 point
    I’m guessing that your xxxxx lives under a bridge, allegedly?
  30. 1 point
    Isn't something beginning with "t" implied in Grieg's Peer Gyntt Suite?
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  32. 1 point
    Oh we’re not all marching to save the bloody golf balls now are we?
  33. 1 point
    I have no problem with hunting with dogs. It is after all what very many common breeds in the UK were bred for in the first instance. If it offended few snowflakes, so be it. I think people get offended far too easily in this day and age. And you will find that very many who vigorously campaign against hunting have never even stepped foot into the countryside and witnessed its traditions.
  34. 1 point
    In yer dreams innitt!!
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  36. 1 point
    Bexit isn't contentious. We leave on the 29th March.
  37. 1 point
    I guess Hunting is as divisive as Brexit - but - as I'm sure you all know the hounds are no longer allowed to hunt the fox and just follow a 'smelly rag'. Much of the Hunt is Pomp, Ceremony and tradition, not the small part of chasing Reynard. If you have ever been to a bullfight it is an awful lot worse than a fox hunt with zero chance of the Bull escaping. Cruelty - the bull is stabbed and is bleeding to death with the 'lances' held in place by the barbs, so every time it moves the barbs twist and start the blood flowing, the Bull is half-way dead before the Matador even gets to 'challenge it'
  38. 1 point
    Hunting in the UK is so incredibly inefficient, quite apart from the ridiculous baggage that comes with it, hunting pink, MFH etc. I grew up living on a huge country estate, where the owner employed gamekeepers to keep down the fox population, which was done with a gun, and very effectively too. The local hunt was allowed to hunt there, once. The sensible fox lead the hunt over the landowner’s front lawn, and the hunters were stupid enough to follow the hounds, causing the destruction of a perfectly lovely lawn. The hunt was promptly banned in perpetuity from hunting on estate land.
  39. 1 point
    If you're on ab 60 x 12 widebeam and you already have a waste tank installed then you probably have enough space for a pump out and cassette. The best and worst of both worlds!
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  41. 1 point
    Cant be, his real name is Richard Head.
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  44. 1 point
    He had a meltdown ala ladyg and made a dit of himself. Nobody got hurt and I’d have thought it just needs laughing off. Then life could get back to normal here. Some people take both themselves and life way to seriously. It’s just a little forum.
  45. 1 point
    And nicely rounded off by meeting a gongoozling family with young kids about 5 and 8 at the Fradley swingbridge. I suggested the kids might like to help with the swingbridge. They did with relish. Then I got them to open and close the top gate at Junction lock, and then one of the bottom gates. Parents looked on slightly amazed! Good to get ‘em started young!
  46. 1 point
    I thought humour was banned last week?
  47. 1 point
    As jokes go these are reasonably funny, though not classics, and reasonably tame. Never sure about this concept of a "family forum", surely its a boaters forum and a lot of boaters tell some dodgy jokes and use some rough language. This forum should reflect life on the cut. I always feel a bit sad when I see couples crammed in the cratch trying to drink a glass of wine as I suspect they are trying to live the life that the magazines have sold them, and must be unhappy about the rough beer drinking liveaboards all around them. This forum should be more honest. Those who want a family forum can sign up to mumsnet ? So, there were three labradors in the vets waiting room, a black one, a brown one and.......oops, no, that one will get me banned forever ...............Dave
  48. 1 point
    Well it is christmas innitt so what do you expect. Normal service resumes tomoz ?
  49. 1 point
    When we bought out boat in Croatia we had to apply to the Minister Of Maritime Affairs for permission to de-register from the Croatian list of vessels. then the document had to be notorised. We have now registered it on the UK SSR (Small Ships Register) but it is just a voluntary register. We have retained the registration markings as it gives other vessels something to 'call' rather than boat heading 'XYZ' I believe it would be beneficial to buyers and sellers if the SSR was mandatory.
  50. 0 points
    I'm Great Big Billy Goat Gruff and I'll eat you for my supper.
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