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Midland Red
Cherwell
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196 of 206  Sat 24th Nov 2018 9:41pm  
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Merry Christmas Happy
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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197 of 206  Sat 24th Nov 2018 11:59pm  
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Thanks MR (I think!) I remember the brand name very well, but Brussels sprouts flavoured? Uuuuuuurrrgh!!! This would be more Christmassy, IMHO. Ho, Ho!
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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198 of 206  Sun 25th Nov 2018 3:03pm  
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Better the Brussels sprouts flavour than Walker's Cajun Squirrel! Oh my Roll eyes
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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199 of 206  Sun 25th Nov 2018 10:20pm  
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Thanks, Dreamtime, (I think!!!) - for alerting me to the Cajun Squirrel crisps - never heard of them, and wouldn't mind not hearing again! Cheers
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Midland Red
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200 of 206  Mon 26th Nov 2018 9:36am  
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On 24th Nov 2018 11:59pm, JohnnieWalker said: Thanks MR (I think!) I remember the brand name very well, but Brussels sprouts flavoured? Uuuuuuurrrgh!!! This would be more Christmassy, IMHO. Ho, Ho!
Whisky. Uuuuuuurrrgh!!!
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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201 of 206  Mon 26th Nov 2018 2:22pm  
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The Coventry baker says this is the staff of life That comforts both the man and wife The brewer says 'You foolish oaf, This whisky is the very life itself'.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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202 of 206  Tue 27th Nov 2018 10:20am  
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Midland Red, You did well to pick the USA for your cruise, scores of European river cruises have been cancelled, not enough water in the rivers for river boats to operate.
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pixrobin
Canley
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203 of 206  Thu 6th Dec 2018 8:10am  
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A piece on 'studentification' caught my eye in the Guardian this morning. Students
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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204 of 206  Thu 6th Dec 2018 1:09pm  
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Students get a bad press, as if they are the sole cause of problems. In my experience it isn't students that are to blame - it's winos, druggies, roughies who accost/intimidate the public by begging for money. Begging is illegal in public but our now-virtually-non-existent police force chooses to do nothing about it, just as they choose to do with cycling on the pavement etc. The problem is rife in not just cities, but even posh towns like "Royal" Leamington Spa.
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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205 of 206  Tue 13th Aug 2019 11:58am  
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Morning all. Driving safely. I have my carphone set to receive calls only at present, unless the car is stationary with the ignition switched off. That way I am not tempted to search directories & the like whilst driving. What do we think of this news item? Quite apart from any safety aspect, our parliament wants to look as though it is anti-car anything at present I believe, only my opinion. Nothing much changes, hey.
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Earlsdon Kid
Argyll & Bute, Scotland
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206 of 206  Tue 13th Aug 2019 6:52pm  
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I drove a lot between university campuses in Queensland during the period when this same safety discussion was taking place in Australia (around 2010). I initially used a blue tooth hands free connection, but eventually the university advised all their drivers not to take calls at all. The level of distraction was also compared to the drink-drive limit for alcohol. The reason given for the high level of distraction was that having a conversation meant that not only were you listening but also formulating the next thing you wished to say. Surprisingly, having a conversation with someone in the same vehicle did not have the same level of distraction which was put down to the fact that the other person was also aware of the traffic situation around them. Listening to the radio or music did not appear to have a significant impact, and did actually help to prevent fatigue setting in from unchanging road noise or the regular swish of windscreen wipers (not so frequent in Queensland!). I also believe that driver training has an important place to play in concentration. I have noticed that when a traffic situation is developing around me, I loose track of any conversation I am involved in until the situation is resolved. Unfortunately, I have also noticed that this is not the case for the majority of drivers, for whom the car has become an extension of the living room or office. Modern vehicles have become ever more safe (except for complicated menu and submenu screens to control ever more items), however, the same can not always be said for the operators. I do agree that there seems to be a move by many authorities to make private car ownership less attractive. I suspect the future may move to on-demand driverless vehicles, particularly in urban areas.
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