Excellent set of pictures from both of you. I like the Indian Motorcycle, a name that goes way back here. I think it is the original motorcycle company here in USA. Nice eye spotting that. I was intrigued by the name, WarRI1. I'd never heard of them before, so thanks for clearing that up. My knowle...Jump to post
I watched this series on YouTube and found it fascinating. It goes into all aspects of medieval castles, from construction to staffing to support/obtaining supplies, etc. You may have already seen it, but if not I highly recommend it: Secrets of the Castle: Why Build A Castle? | Episode 1 | (Mediev...Jump to post
Very cool pics, particularly this one of what appears to be an old gatehouse. Do you know if it is currently in use as a private residence? Also, the herringbone pattern of the stones in the retaining wall connected to it is interesting because I've never seen that on any older British construction...Jump to post
New quarter=new thread! A short hop across the water again -- this time for a trip around the lovely counties of Cornwall and Sussex. Pics taken a month ago, just at the end of the heatwave: https://i.imgur.com/Qs0Quvr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ZksDJql.jpg https://i.imgur.com/csCYLiH.jpg https://i.img...Jump to post
I'm not a Brit, but it's not a difficult question. Brexit is not the brainchild of Putin (Brexit has been a gleam in the eye of some British politicians for decades), but there's no doubt he did his best to facilitate it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_Brexit_referend...Jump to post
I spent an afternoon at Dublin Pride a couple of months ago. It was the biggest to date, there was a fun atmosphere and the weather was great, which helped a lot. It passed-off peacefully, but then it usually does. Towards the end the MC was on stage between acts and wanted to make an announcement. ...Jump to post
minilinde wrote:Pictures of the real thing
Some airline liveries aren't meant to be touched too much. SQ is one of them. Their livery in my opinion still fits in well in today's world. EI also shouldn't have changed their livery, look what it turned out to be now. A disaster :( A388 I agree with you 100 per cent on the latter. The old liver...Jump to post
Never mind Air Lingus ,what about SQ. It may be ,to some, a "traditional" livery but this is after all the 21st Century and "the times they are changing!" Cheers 325i. Agreed. It must be the only flag carrier still stuck in the 1980s. There were rumours circulating months ago th...Jump to post
Here it is:
They are very good. Commission is $10 per ticket, but it's well worth it as they do everything for you, and you get full instructions on how to collect your tickets at the various staions, inculding videos of how to navigate them.
Foreigners have to buy tickets in advance online through an approved company. It makes sense anyway given the country's population and the number of people travelling by train. For some reason, tickets are only issued one month before travel, so you apply for your ticket as early as possible and wai...Jump to post
There's a town in Cornwall, England called Camelford. A local towing company couldn't resist a pun:
Why would darkening your face for a fancy dress party be considered offensive? If he had dressed as a woman that would -- by the same metric -- also be offensive, yet men do it all the time and there is no problem, even in this age of extreme political correctness. :scratchchin: He was a fool to apo...Jump to post
And, of course, there's the absolute horror of using the word "guys" in mixed company:
Redd wrote:I live a 2-minute walk from there How long ago was that picture taken?
With the nights now closing in summer is sadly coming to an end, but it wasn't a bad one at all this year and a new season of photo opportunities lie ahead. So it's time to look back on the one just ending with some homegrown pics I liked: https://i.imgur.com/CfrywRh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9Q5ZMK2....Jump to post
The sun is a natural drug. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/sun-getting-you-high Not surprising really. Going for a walk on a beautiful day is a completely different experience to a dull one. People are in better form and enage with you much easier. Why do most people head to sunnier climes ...Jump to post
Interesting that the countries with the harshest climates (and longer winter nights) are at the top of the league, and deaths more-or-less decrease as you head south to the warmer climes of Spain, France, Portugal and Greece. Has anyone factored this into the statistics?Jump to post
Aesma wrote:I wonder if they need to basically build a temporary roof to help that problem, then build the final roof bit by bit, removing the temporary one along the way.
Last time I was in Liverpool I flew there on a Vicker's Viscount :shock:, so it was great to make a return visit, as well as a few other places around the North of England. And while it all may have changed, the people haven't :smile: : https://i.imgur.com/xyDuGiS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gqZXYjM.jpg...Jump to post
I knew nothing of this until reading this thread. It hasn't had much publicity here at all, for some reason. Some historical stories catch the public imagination, for some reason, and the Lusitania is one of them, albeit at a much lower level than the Titanic (what is it about early 20th century lin...Jump to post
Besides, there is precedent for such a troll job: DCA being renamed to honor the guy who fired all the nation's air traffic controllers. It wasn't the first time either. Iran renamed Winston Churchill Street -- the address of the British Embassy in Tehran -- to Bobby Sands Street, after the former ...Jump to post
If you are happy to be convicted of something you did not do purely because someone else did and you somehow fit the same profile then that is up to you. If society deems that if a man and woman are alone together and she shouts then he is automatically guilty as some sort of pay back for actions b...Jump to post
MaverickM11 wrote:I remember just fine--the key word there being legitimate, which you still have yet to demonstrate.
Reverse the role for a moment, a woman running for the same office stating "I don't want any males near me wjen I'm alone, I might be assaulted!" Now, what would males, worldwide say to that? ...you already know the ridicule that would follow, would rank off the charts! Really? I doubt if...Jump to post
The problem is your comment entered without any understanding of the context and environment of it's unfolding comes across as.. White dude victim claiming Male chauvinistic defense mechanisms No real authentic concerns (as expressed by you later) for public safety of an official due to his public ...Jump to post
This what is called forcing you to own your words. I can't possibly see myself doing what you've done here...me, calling out some local small town British (or Irish which ever pertains to you) politician and defending his archaic stance...I wouldn't dare bother. But you chose to do so here. You cho...Jump to post
Oh really? You have this long history of A.net postings of calling out injustices here as vociferously as you are now defending this fool? Your arguments come across as endorsing this 'politician' playing victim and trying to make it 'a thing'. He's a conservative white politician in the South, the...Jump to post
Braybuddy, I'm saying you did any of those things, but you are championing a fraudulent push by these conservative types who are NOW sudden victims of wrongdoings and trying to create a movement where none needs to be. The only people I'm championing in this thread are the falsely accused. If someo...Jump to post
Great now, step back and compare the number of such allegations... vs The actual numbers of women being assaulted today, yesterday, last week, last month, last year, the last 100 years... Ummmm yeah, one eclipses the other by something like the distance from Earth to Pluto vs the distance across yo...Jump to post
Scroll back 100 responses. Still waiting on any arguments at all from you or VTK. I only need to go back four: Already covered a million times. Unless you have statistics showing this is an actual, legitimate issue affecting men and destroying careers--which you and VTK couldn't if your lives depen...Jump to post
MaverickM11 wrote:Already covered that. Try again. Stay terrified of women.
Because it would draw attention? What's the point of falsely accusing anyone? You seem to have great difficulty in grasping tha fact that a man accusing a straight man of sexually assaulting him would be somewhat difficult to prove. Already covered a million times. Unless you have statistics showin...Jump to post
Things aren't going all that well for Putin at the moment: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/20/20k-demand-free-moscow-elections-in-largest-russian-protest-in-years-a66500 And Alexi Navalny has been arrested again, ahead of more planned protests this weekend: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia...Jump to post
Seeing as he's far likelier to be assaulted by a man or woman than falsely accused, what does it matter? What, in your mind, is there to stop a man from accusing him of sexual assault *and* being light in the loafers? Double scandal! I presume you're talking about general crime statistics, which is...Jump to post
MaverickM11 wrote:Why would the gender matter in a false accusation
You misread what I wrote. Men and women can lob false accusations, so why is he singling out females?. GIven that he appears to be straight (although you can never know for sure), if a man claimed Foster groped him -- or worse -- he'd have a hard time proving it. Likewise with trumped-up allegation...Jump to post
He’s not worried. He’s scoring easy political points by making a dig at metoo and women. What's that got to do with security? Welp, that was a man, so hopefully these two crawl back into their Bible Belt shit hole and do everyone a favor and avoid all human contact on the minuscule chance it goes w...Jump to post
I will be seeing Apollo 11, was very impressed by the BBC's '8 Days To The Moon And Back', which sounded like it could be a dud, the actual voices of the crew lip-synced by actors but it worked really well, as someone fascinated by this subject and I think, with a lot of knowledge about it, there w...Jump to post
Yesterday, for the day that was in it, I climbed into the dark recesses of the attic and fished-out the following, spending the day wandering down memory lane: https://i.imgur.com/t8gsAqI.jpg I was a wide-eyed 15-year-old, fascinated by space, but frustrated by the lack of material at the time. I th...Jump to post
With the rate of violent crime in the USA? No. Dumb comparison. This guy is not taking "security precautions"; he's virtue signaling that uppity women folk are not to be trusted, which is bog standard in the bible belt You've misunderstood the question. I was asking if you'd criticise him...Jump to post
*My apologies if I've made a mistake and Braybuddy is instead from Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. You are correct, so no apology necessary. The word Republican here has a completely different meaning than in the States: it's usually used to refer to left-wing nationalists (usually IRA s...Jump to post
You mean you'd do the same thing people have always done when faced with false accusations? Groundbreaking. :roll: Why does it have to involve maligning an entire gender? Men assault men too--is he going to avoid meetings with men as well? What about sending his children to church--that seems like ...Jump to post
I guess you'll just have to hold your breath, because it's a dumb question. False accusations have existed forever, with various legal ways to combat them. Without realising it, you've just answered the question. You'd fight back. Do I take it that you are now one of those same 'snowflake man babie...Jump to post
BN747 wrote:BradyBuddy clearly speaks the epitome of the Age of Man Past'.
Maverick has a point.
BN747 wrote:#MeToo is the motivating force behind renewed defining of Women.