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Bazooka Joe

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    Shooting, ( mainly Rabbit, Fox, Deer, Pigeon. )

    River Fishing for Trout....not Stocky Bashing, Fly Tying, Rod Building & Restoration, + Keeping Birds.

    Lure Fishing For Bass & Pollack.

    Making Priests/Walking Sticks/Home Gunsmithing/Damascus Knifes...... & the obvious...BEER.

    Near Future I Intend to get into Leather-Working/Machining Etc

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  1. Bazooka Joe

    BREXIT - merged threads

    That's because Ireland voted as part of the Union, it's nothing to do with religious divides, for some reason Scotland think the same.
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    14 million in poverty

    No...That's as ludicrous as saying all people on benefits are taking the ****....
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I would have given the credit for that to Nigel Farage.?
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    14 million in poverty

    I do hope that some of the high rollers on PW fall foul in their circumstances in the future & get a real taste in life what benefits/poverty is all about, some of the comments on this forum are disgraceful at best. All seem to be mesmerized with the figure 14,000,000, that may not be right, who knows, but you must be blind or prefer not to see that there is poverty in the UK, & for the UN to be involved says something......rich get richer, poorer get poorer is now becoming/is a Tory policy, & I don't give flying **** whether you agree with me or not, save the essay's. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6374647/Foodbanks-forced-pick-pieces-Universal-Credit-delays.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Not interested in the daily mail comments either, save your breath, first google search, & this is nation wide, people who are working are using food banks, (wonder what size TV they have) absolutely disgraceful for the 5th biggest economy. But lets face it, the Torys always have had to have someone to kick & it's always them at the bottom of the pile that get kicked, biggest laugh is the PW massive is caught hook, line, & sinker believing that rhetoric. There will be a Labour Government before long..... Corbyn's promise of a better life will/& is looking a lot better than life under the Tory's, Universal Credit is going to be the crux of the matter, the same as the poll tax was for the Only Cow That Didn't Give Milk....for them who cannot fathom that out (Thatcher).
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    What a spineless cabinet we have

    The only one I've heard talk sense is Ian Duncan Smith, back to the EU, change the deal or no deal.
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    I'm no fan of Gina Miller but i cannot help that she has done a favour some what... If it was not for her court battle this would have being rushed through parliment... Am i right.?
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    What a spineless cabinet we have

    Got to go through the house of commons first, hopefully it'll get kicked out, May along with it.
  8. Bazooka Joe

    What a spineless cabinet we have

    All 585 pages, you'll probably lose the will to live reading it though. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756374/14_November_Draft_Agreement_on_the_Withdrawal_of_the_United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_and_Northern_Ireland_from_the_European_Union.pdf https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756376/14_November_Explainer_for_the_agreement_on_the_withdrawal_of_the_United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_and_Northern_Ireland_from_the_European_Union___1_.pdf
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    What a spineless cabinet we have

    You might be right, latest on Sky is the 1922 committee are going to get more than the 48 letters that they need for a vote of no confidence.
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    14 million in poverty

    You might be right... The powers that be ignored the electorate & Brexit happened. They continue to keep their noses in the trough & ignore people just managing on the breadline, then, when election time comes around you'll have Corbyn.
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    14 million in poverty

    The biggest increase in people using foodbanks has come from people who work.
  12. Bazooka Joe

    14 million in poverty

    UN seem to agree, they are investigating the UK on Extreme Poverty. UN Special Rapporteur
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    Making beachcasting rigs

    Always used thee one in the link, hasn't let me down yet. Be careful when tightening the knot when using braid, easily cuts into mono. https://www.seaangler.co.uk/fishing-tips/knots/articles/how-to-tie-the-shockleader-knot/
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    Tony Abbot ex Australian PM sums it up nicely. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/10/tony-abbott-how-to-save-brexit/ It’s pretty hard for Britain’s friends, here in Australia, to make sense of the mess that’s being made of Brexit. The referendum result was perhaps the biggest-ever vote of confidence in the United Kingdom, its past and its future. But the British establishment doesn’t seem to share that confidence and instead looks desperate to cut a deal, even if that means staying under the rule of Brussels. Looking at this from abroad, it’s baffling: the country that did the most to bring democracy into the modern world might yet throw away the chance to take charge of its own destiny. Let’s get one thing straight: a negotiation that you’re not prepared to walk away from is not a negotiation — it’s surrender. It’s all give and no get. When David Cameron tried to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership, he was sent packing because Brussels judged (rightly) that he’d never actually back leaving. And since then, Brussels has made no real concessions to Theresa May because it judges (rightly, it seems) that she’s desperate for whatever deal she can get. The EU’s palpable desire to punish Britain for leaving vindicates the Brexit project. Its position, now, is that there’s only one ‘deal’ on offer, whereby the UK retains all of the burdens of EU membership but with no say in setting the rules. The EU seems to think that Britain will go along with this because it’s terrified of no deal. Or, to put it another way, terrified of the prospect of its own independence. But even after two years of fearmongering and vacillation, it’s not too late for robust leadership to deliver the Brexit that people voted for. It’s time for Britain to announce what it will do if the EU can’t make an acceptable offer by March 29 next year — and how it would handle no deal. Freed from EU rules, Britain would automatically revert to world trade, using rules agreed by the World Trade Organization. It works pretty well for Australia. So why on earth would it not work just as well for the world’s fifth-largest economy? A world trade Brexit lets Britain set its own rules. It can say, right now, that it will not impose any tariff or quota on European produce and would recognise all EU product standards. That means no border controls for goods coming from Europe to Britain. You don’t need to negotiate this: just do it. If Europe knows what’s in its own best interests, it would fully reciprocate in order to maintain entirely free trade and full mutual recognition of standards right across Europe. Next, the UK should declare that Europeans already living here should have the right to remain permanently — and, of course, become British citizens if they wish. This should be a unilateral offer. Again, you don’t need a deal. You don’t need Michel Barnier’s permission. If Europe knows what’s best for itself, it would likewise allow Britons to stay where they are. Third, there should continue to be free movement of people from Europe into Britain — but with a few conditions. Only for work, not welfare. And with a foreign worker’s tax on the employer, to make sure anyone coming in would not be displacing British workers. Fourth, no ‘divorce bill’ whatsoever should be paid to Brussels. The UK government would assume the EU’s property and liabilities in Britain, and the EU would assume Britain’s share of these in Europe. If Britain was getting its fair share, these would balance out; and if Britain wasn’t getting its fair share, it’s the EU that should be paying Britain. Finally, there’s no need on Britain’s part for a hard border with Ireland. Britain wouldn’t be imposing tariffs on European goods, so there’s no money to collect. The UK has exactly the same product standards as the Republic, so let’s not pretend you need to check for problems we all know don’t exist. Some changes may be needed but technology allows for smart borders: there was never any need for a Cold War-style Checkpoint Charlie. Irish citizens, of course, have the right to live and work in the UK in an agreement that long predates EU membership. Of course, the EU might not like this British leap for independence. It might hit out with tariffs and impose burdens on Britain as it does on the US — but WTO rules put a cap on any retaliatory action. The worst it can get? We’re talking levies of an average 4 or 5 per cent. Which would be more than offset by a post-Brexit devaluation of the pound (which would have the added bonus of making British goods more competitive everywhere). UK officialdom assumes that a deal is vital, which is why so little thought has been put into how Britain might just walk away. Instead, officials have concocted lurid scenarios featuring runs on the pound, gridlock at ports, grounded aircraft, hoarding of medicines and flights of investment. It’s been the pre-referendum Project Fear campaign on steroids. And let’s not forget how employment, investment and economic growth ticked up after the referendum. As a former prime minister of Australia and a lifelong friend of your country, I would say this: Britain has nothing to lose except the shackles that the EU imposes on it. After the courage shown by its citizens in the referendum, it would be a tragedy if political leaders go wobbly now. Britain’s future has always been global, rather than just with Europe. Like so many of Britain’s admirers, I want to see this great country seize this chance and make the most of it.
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    .17 hmr range

    When the HMR first came out there was a thread running on PW where a member could hit the bottom of a coke can at 300yds, so a crow shouldn't be a problem...