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Old 22 March 2007, 06:52   #11
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A young man named Gordon bought a donkey from an old farmer for £100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day, but when the farmer drove up he said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news... the donkey is on my truck, but unfortunately he's dead."

Gordon replied, "Well then, just give me my money back." The farmer said, "I can't do that, because I've spent it already."

Gordon said, "OK then, well just unload the donkey anyway." The farmer asked, "What are you going to do with him?"

Gordon answered, "I'm going to raffle him off." To which the farmer exclaimed, "Surely you can't raffle off a dead donkey!" But Gordon, with a wicked smile on his face said, "Of course I can, you watch me. I just won't bother to tell anybody that he's dead."

A month later the farmer met up with Gordon and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?" Gordon said, "I raffled him off, sold 500 tickets at two pounds a piece, and made a huge, fat profit!!"

Totally amazed, the farmer asked, "Didn't anyone complain that you had stolen their money because you lied about the donkey being dead?" To which Gordon replied, "The only guy who found out about the donkey being dead was the raffle winner when he came to claim his prize. So I gave him his £2 raffle ticket money back plus an extra £200, which as you know is double the going rate for a donkey, so he thought I was a great guy!!"

Gordon grew up and eventually became the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and no matter how many times he lied, or how much money he stole from the British voters, as long as he gave them back some of the stolen money, most of them, unfortunately, still thought he was a great guy.

The moral of this story is that, if you think Gordon is about to play fair and do something for the everyday people of the country for once in his miserable, lying life, think again my friend, because you'll be better off flogging a dead donkey!
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and you think that is funny......... that is far too close to the truth.
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Going back to the originality question a lot of the parts mentioned are deemed consumables chassis being one of them. These can be replaced like for like the vehicle still retains its age etc. Like an insurance rebuild not having to be re-registered.
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and you think that is funny......... that is far too close to the truth.

So very true - awesome - absolutely bloody awesome!!!
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Going back to the originality question a lot of the parts mentioned are deemed consumables chassis being one of them. These can be replaced like for like the vehicle still retains its age etc. Like an insurance rebuild not having to be re-registered.
The more I think about it the more it seems doable.
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The more I think about it the more it seems doable.
have just got LRO mag..... some nice kit out there SIIa that is what you need ?
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The more I think about it the more it seems doable.
Sounds like Triggers original broom.... 10 new handles and 15 new heads
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When I heard about this car tax increase I thought exactly the same as what someone else has already said; it's a token gesture. At the end of the day if you drive a modern 4x4 you really aren’t going to notice an extra £200 a year in tax. In my opinion it's just another stealth tax. If the government was really serious about reducing the number of big cars on the road surly they would have put tax up to something stupid like £2k a year.
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If the government was really serious about reducing the number of big cars on the road surly they would have put tax up to something stupid like £2k a year.
Lots of 4x4's are not the biggest cars on the road nor are they all the most polluting or the most uneconomical, by far. The tree huggers' paranoia has given him an opportunity to screw us for more.
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the extra wonga he'll lose on fags has to come from somewhere!....

Dear Tonygordon,

Have you thought about fining bus companies that drive buses around all day with hardly anyone on them apart from a few old people who are only on them because it's free - buses have enormous engines and are driven by nutters who rev the tits off them all the time

P.S. Fire engines seem to have engines that are too big as well...
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