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Old 26 March 2007, 23:35   #41
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Hehe its a good challenge that.. At the birth of my first child, the nurse mentioned how dangerous oxygen was, thats why they keep it in cages out side..she said .. I was at lengths to explain that it wasnt flammable, but she said it was , now I dont like to doubt a professional but I had to take this one up and explain that things burn in it, and its required for combustion, but it its self is not flammable, as I protested , we breath the stuff !! But she wouldnt listen and she said I wouldnt know, My wife was in pain so I left it.


I think the phrase is "Lies to Children"
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Old 28 March 2007, 19:06   #42
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Some random thoughts after reading this thread.

1. Good idea Biggles, thought about it myself with an old Range Rover but doesn't quite cost in just yet, soon will though

2. Gordon Brown is a lying cheating stealing bureacratic obnoxious arrogant bastard - and those are the nicest things I can think of to say about him.

3. Buses - perfect for nutters, kids, coffin-dodgers and poor people. Who in their right mind would choose to travel by bus when there are perfectly good cars available?

4. Firemen: easylife. Not only do they get to drive around in nice shiny fire engines all day but they can also get paid for sleeping on night shift and for playing pool on day shift. And birds fancy them.

4. I'm paying tax on the amount of oxygen my car sucks through its engine? They'll be taxing us for breathing out CO2 soon.

5. Childbirth - easy-peasy for women; not only has eons of evolution kitted them out for it they also get whatever drugs they ask for. I went through over 24 hours of labour stone-cold sober without even a junior aspirin to keep me going
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Old 28 March 2007, 20:01   #43
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Climate Change

This evening just had a thought.

Several years ago virtually all types of guns were banned in the UK. Mainly becuase of one person and Dunblane. Right or wrong we now have a situation where our Olympic shooting teams now go to France to practice.

Now it looks like Gordon is going to get rid of 4 x 4s (And other Hi Performance cars) in the next few years. Although no other country is doing this.

In June smoking will be banned in public.

Some companies are now talking about not making any more standard light bulbs. Although energy efficient ones are basically mini fluorescent light bulbs that take a heck of a lot more power to start up and only save power if left on for long times. They also have BAD toxins in that are REALLY bad for waste disposal.

When are Politicians actually going to sit down and do something that will actually work and get some serious public backing.

Me I'm just off to work now to drive a Ford Transit round all day with just me in it. And work is great, I don't even have to exhaust myself by switching on a light because every time I go in a building a remote sensor turns on all the fluorescent lights on the floor I'm on whether I need them or not. I can also go round and see all the lights left on in buildings that are unoccupied. As for PCs that are left on 24/7 and heaters as well. its all obscene and I'm supposed to feel guilty for having a 4 x 4. Get real Labour. Bah Humbug.
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Spain road tax

A belated response to a previous posting about Spain´s road tax & fuel prices.

Spain does have a car tax but it is not much. I pay 70 Euros (c 47 pounds) per year for my 406 diesel estate. I filled up with diesel yesterday & paid 90 cents (61p) per litre

Other useless facts....

There is no council tax, just a Rubbish tax of 90 Euros flat rate per property per year.

There are a few things more expensive here than the UK but most suppliers will mail parcels. Like the 303 Protectorant I just ordered! Thanks for all the postings on the stuff & I hope it lives up to expectations.

Hope it helps,
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Old 01 April 2007, 18:07   #45
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Grr Iill be moving then
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Just to get back to the original question.
I have a series 2a 1967 landy which I use to tow my 6M rib around I can launch off beaches I have put in a 2ltr turbo engine out of a montego, £100 year insurance.
As already said it's all down to point system but replacing like for like I don't think you would have a problem.
Do you need to replace the whole chassis as various bits for the chassis can be bought, 1/4, 3/4, 1/2 chassis, front dumb irons ect and they are dirt cheap.
Just go to paddocks web site and look at the prices.
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Car tax!!!!!

Hi,
Just thought id add some thing to this.......
I have just brought two new vans for my company,
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2007, BLACK, VW TRANSPORTER 130HP, TWO SIDELOAD DOORS & TAILGATE, DRIVERS SEAT + DOUBLE PASSENGER SEAT WITH BULKHEAD.....TAX £110.00 A YEAR.
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2007, BLACK, VW TRANSPORTER 130HP, TWO SIDELOAD DOORS & TAILGATE, DRIVERS SEAT + SINGLE PASSENGER & TRIPPLE REAR SEAT......TAX £225.00 A YEAR.

SAME VANS, SAME ENGINES, SAME TRANSMISSIONS, SAME DAY OF REGISTRATION, SAME EMISSIONS, BOTH CLASSIFIED 1 TON LOADING....DOUBLE THE BUCKS CAUSE OF REAR SEATS!!!! HAD ROW WITH D.V.L.A ABOUT IT & THEY WOULD NOT GIVE AN ANSWER HAVE WRITTEN TO THEM & STILL NO ANSWER. ITS A LOAD OF OLD B*##*KS ABOUT CHARGING CAUSE OF EMISSIONS, JUST ANOTHER STEALTH TAX!!!!! IM GUNA BUY AN OLD SEAGULL 4HP & LEAVE IT RUNNING IN A TANK IN THE BACK GARDEN SO I GET MY MONEYS WORTH OF 'EMISSION TAX'!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I walked around work yesterday and had a look at all the Tax Discs on the works Transits. All £170. And the little Ford Connects were £110. As was said in the previous post. Emissions regulation. Don't think so.
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Emmissions

Yesterday i went direct to DVLA in Bournmouth.....waited to see some one for an hour then got an intervue.....i asked him the question & told him i had both vans in the car park out side & if he would like to carry out an emmisions test on them to prove why they are charging double the money on the one with 5 seats. He declined & said he would make a call, when he came back he said he could not explain the difference & i would have to write in to which i replied i had. He said he could not help me anymore & that no managers where available, I said i would sit there until one was & was told that security would remove me. Now im fumeing but no one will talk or take it upon themselves to sort it out, it always a different department has to deal with it & there on a recorded phone message system. THIS GOVERMENT STINKS, BRING BACK THATCHER & HANG BLAIR & HIS CRONIES!!!!
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Yesterday i went direct to DVLA in Bournmouth.....waited to see some one for an hour then got an intervue.....i asked him the question & told him i had both vans in the car park out side & if he would like to carry out an emmisions test on them to prove why they are charging double the money on the one with 5 seats. He declined & said he would make a call, when he came back he said he could not explain the difference & i would have to write in to which i replied i had. He said he could not help me anymore & that no managers where available, I said i would sit there until one was & was told that security would remove me. Now im fumeing but no one will talk or take it upon themselves to sort it out, it always a different department has to deal with it & there on a recorded phone message system. THIS GOVERMENT STINKS, BRING BACK THATCHER & HANG BLAIR & HIS CRONIES!!!!
When you get the official answer I suspect it will be along the lines of "you are not being charged double for extra seats - you are getting a 'discount' becuase you have fewer seats in the other one.

In reality I think it is stop people trying to register vehicles as vans and benefit from "commercial" tax rates when they are really for personal use.

It doesn't make a whole lot of sense but its the rules and so no point in getting yourself all worked up about it... after all £100 is relatively little in the total cost of opperating a brand new van.
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