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B*******

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Postby Rhyd6 » August 1st, 2022, 5:07 pm

Barstewards each and everyone of them. Grandson's smallholding broken into on Friday night and tools and all sorts pinched. Several of his neighbours are in the same boat. CCTV shows same group of people responsible. Unfortunately he hadn't explained how much his feelings were hurt and how upset he was so the police didn't bother coming out.

R6

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Re: B*******

#518862

Postby monabri » August 1st, 2022, 5:26 pm

I'd bring back the birch.

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Re: B*******

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Postby AsleepInYorkshire » August 1st, 2022, 7:29 pm

Rhyd6 wrote:Barstewards each and everyone of them. Grandson's smallholding broken into on Friday night and tools and all sorts pinched. Several of his neighbours are in the same boat. CCTV shows same group of people responsible. Unfortunately he hadn't explained how much his feelings were hurt and how upset he was so the police didn't bother coming out.

R6

I'm not sure how it can be done or what the costs may be but I'm reasonably sure your grandson can bring a civil action against the perpetrators if he can identify them on CCTV committing the crime.

AiY(D)

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Re: B*******

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Postby 88V8 » August 1st, 2022, 8:20 pm

Round our way the thieves are bold as brass breaking into farms and garages before it's even dark.
Farm down the lane, they've been three times, and last time cut through his security gate.
The police seem reluctant to go after them, even though it's generally known or maybe assumed, that it's the local gippos.

V8

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Re: B*******

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Postby GoSeigen » August 2nd, 2022, 9:21 am

88V8 wrote: it's the local gippos.


Come again?

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Re: B*******

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Postby Howyoudoin » August 2nd, 2022, 9:46 am

GoSeigen wrote:
88V8 wrote: it's the local gippos.


Come again?


Given that the letters g and h are next to each other on the keyboard, I take it that he lives in Zimbabwe or similar and meant 'hippos'.

Either that or he's talking about our Romany friends, 'gyppos'.

;)

HYD

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Re: B*******

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Postby 88V8 » August 2nd, 2022, 10:45 am

Howyoudoin wrote:
GoSeigen wrote:
88V8 wrote: it's the local gippos.

Come again?

Given that the letters g and h are next to each other on the keyboard, I take it that he lives in Zimbabwe or similar and meant 'hippos'.
Either that or he's talking about our Romany friends, 'gyppos'. ;)

Well thatz how it be speld down our wey.... :)

V8

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Re: B*******

#519145

Postby GrahamPlatt » August 2nd, 2022, 1:06 pm

Countryside crime rise linked to cost-of-living crisis https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62381648

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Re: B*******

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Postby scrumpyjack » August 2nd, 2022, 1:12 pm

GrahamPlatt wrote:Countryside crime rise linked to cost-of-living crisis https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62381648


Oh and there I was thinking it was greed and a lack of moral compass!

I have some sympathy with Tony Martin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(farmer)

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Re: B*******

#519177

Postby stewamax » August 2nd, 2022, 2:51 pm

In five years it will be the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the mantrap.
A mistake.

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Re: B*******

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Postby pje16 » August 2nd, 2022, 2:56 pm

scrumpyjack wrote:
GrahamPlatt wrote:Countryside crime rise linked to cost-of-living crisis https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62381648


Oh and there I was thinking it was greed and a lack of moral compass!

I have some sympathy with Tony Martin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(farmer)


Link fixed.. it always goes wrong when copied and it has a closing bracket
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(farmer)
and another hero
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_New_ ... y_shooting

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Re: B*******

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Postby Rhyd6 » August 2nd, 2022, 5:29 pm

Wonder of wonders a member of Her Majesty's Constabulary turned up today. Unfortunately he was there to check grandson's firearms certificate. Mind you his opinion of what he'd like to do to said "travellers" made me realise just how the police as well as the public have to bow to these people who refuse to acknowledge any responsibilities but are always bleating on about their "rights".
We have a couple of mantraps hanging on the wall I believe that with a little splash of WD40 ............

R6

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Re: B*******

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Postby scrumpyjack » August 2nd, 2022, 5:39 pm

Maybe it's time for an updated remake of Charles Bronson in Death Wish - 'Allotment Revenge'? Hoe, hoe! :D

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Re: B*******

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Postby stewamax » August 3rd, 2022, 9:39 am

Rhyd6 wrote:We have a couple of mantraps hanging on the wall I believe that with a little splash of WD40

Nope. WD40 will dissolve 200 year-old rust and free the jaws for further pain, but it is not a lubricant.
However, if you catch malefactors sufficiently often, the regular fresh blood will stiffen their sinews, summon up their blood and disguise your fair nature with hard-favoured rage...

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Re: B*******

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Postby ReformedCharacter » August 3rd, 2022, 10:36 am

stewamax wrote:Nope. WD40 will dissolve 200 year-old rust and free the jaws for further pain, but it is not a lubricant.

Myth: WD-40 Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.

Fact: While the “W-D” in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.

https://www.wd40.com/myths-legends-fun-facts/

RC

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Re: B*******

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Postby pje16 » August 3rd, 2022, 10:41 am

WD40
2000 uses - some weird ones here
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... Yxe-un0Le7

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Re: B*******

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Postby TUK020 » August 4th, 2022, 2:21 pm

ReformedCharacter wrote:
stewamax wrote:Nope. WD40 will dissolve 200 year-old rust and free the jaws for further pain, but it is not a lubricant.

Myth: WD-40 Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.

Fact: While the “W-D” in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.

https://www.wd40.com/myths-legends-fun-facts/

RC


Some trivia.
In the NASA space programme, they were trying out a whole number of recipes for a water dispersant.
a) Mix number 40 was the best performing. WD40 was the product development code. (No idea how it became the brand as well)
b) The primary ingredient in WD40 is fish oil

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Re: B*******

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Postby ReformedCharacter » August 4th, 2022, 2:56 pm

TUK020 wrote:Some trivia.
In the NASA space programme, they were trying out a whole number of recipes for a water dispersant.
a) Mix number 40 was the best performing. WD40 was the product development code. (No idea how it became the brand as well)
b) The primary ingredient in WD40 is fish oil

More trivia. The first commercial use of WD-40 was for the Atlas missile to prevent corrosion. The missile's body consisted of a pressurised tank made of very thin steel which would collapse without pressure, as one or two did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imkdz63agHY

Since they were originally not capable of flying from the US to the USSR some were stationed in the UK (and removed after the Cuban missile crisis). Therefore rust prevention was quite essential.

RC

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Re: B*******

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Postby MrFoolish » August 7th, 2022, 2:20 pm

TUK020 wrote:The primary ingredient in WD40 is fish oil


Can vegetarians use WD40 ?

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Re: B*******

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Postby staffordian » August 7th, 2022, 2:24 pm

MrFoolish wrote:
TUK020 wrote:The primary ingredient in WD40 is fish oil


Can vegetarians use WD40 ?


Sure I read that it is an urban myth that it contains fish oil.

EDIT: Looks like a myth.

Straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak...

https://www.wd40.com/myths-legends-fun-facts/
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