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  1. bobthedug

    Various, clothing and shooting related items

    Hi there, If still available, ill have no3, the three hats at £14. I will pm you re payment details. Regards, Bob
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    Ladies Barbour jackets .

    Jacket arrived safe and well today. The good lady (and myself) very pleased. Once again thank you very much.
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    Ladies Barbour jackets .

    Hi Andy, I'm keen on buying the parka style (no 5) for the good lady. Ill take if thats ok with yourself. PM incoming. Regards, Bob
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    BOOTS Size 9

    If Northern Gunner hasn't got in first, Ill commit to buy the boots please
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    Should drugs be decriminalised

    martyn2233, Study published today seems to suggest otherwise- Study is first clear evidence that cannabis is gateway to cocaine and heroin Teen marijuana smokers are 37 times more likely to be hooked on nicotine Findings from Bristol University provide authoritative support for those warning against the liberalisation of drugs laws Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4582548/Proof-cannabis-DOES-lead-teenagers-harder-drugs.html#ixzz5H5RCRdbh Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
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    When will these burglars learn!

    Just watched her being interviewed on tv and she came across very well, much to my suprise. She also explained that the crossbow was not confiscated and that she surrendered it for forensic examination
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    National insurance after early retirement

    I was in a similar position. You can log in to the Govt website for pensions. You need a passport and driving licence and it will tell you the exact date and amount of State Pension you are entitled to. As yod dropper has stated, the amount does vary. I think if you have worked for 44 years you will be close to full state pension In answer to your question, you do not need to sign on or make further contributions unless you are short for obtaining the full pension and wish to do so.
  8. Hi guys, I live in a rural area and are friends with several farmers. A few of them let me shot on their grounds. My property is surrounded on all sides by either crops or cattle with only one neighbour. Anyway, unfortunately I have to deal with one family of farmers who are probably the worst people I have have ever met! The 40 yr old son is a violent thug with no respect for anyone or anything, irrespective of gender or age. Apparently threats and intimidation are the norm and all the previous posters who suggested (tongue in cheek) what to do to the moaning townie, this cretin has done it to his neighbours.I am ready for him when he turns his attention to me or my family. I would be delighted if his behaviour was like the farmer in the original post!
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    Haven't got a clue

    Thats the caterpillar of the Elephant Hawk Moth.
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    Celtic fans

    Lol. True, but change fairies for fannies and its on the money.
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    Celtic fans

    Good to see that some folk can bring bigotry to a shooting forum. Not necessary Red Dot
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    It was a simple mistake, honest.

    And i wonder what the true story actually is... Police attend in response to him having a dispute with someone he had sold a car to. I suspect that the guns had been strategically placed there in anticipation of being needed as part of the dispute. Either way, an absolute *****
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    Cateye Stealth 10 cycle computer

    Hi the enigma, I take that please. Can you pm with how you would prefer payment. Thanks, Bob
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    We could argue the point back and forward all day. If you see the video I refer to, the game keeper is seen as clear as a bell setting a pole trap at the site of a raptor nest. The video camera was according to the RSPB, placed, simply to attempt to establish as to why the birds were declining. The reality was that they had information that a game keeper was trapping and killing them. The camera was now being used to obtain evidence of a specific crime and that where they went wrong. Under these circumstances, a different process should have been followed which would have allowed the video evidence to be admissible. I am no fan of the RSPB or any of the anti hunting groups but I live in an area where raptor shooting has been commonplace. My friend lost two of his birds of prey to poison which had been left where a dog was also killed due to secondary poisoning. A "gamekeeper" was suspected but due to police incompetence there was no case ever reported. I live with thousands of acres on my doorstep but had to walk my dogs on a lead for fear of them becoming victim to poison.This "gamekeeper" boasted to many people that he was actively embarking on a process to reduce the numbers of buzzards and resorted to using a deadly poison placed in rabbit carcasses. It was used in such a high concentration that the police became involved after several reports were made of groups of crows lying dead around dead rabbits. They had been laced with large amounts of a deadly poison which was banned decades ago. I do not wish to come into conflict with a fellow shooter but cases of wildlife crime are widespread and those with the remit of detecting those responsible have a duty to ensure that the investigation and gathering of evidence is legal and properly conducted. There are those who manage shooting estates and do so without breaking the law and being irresponsible.
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    The reason Crown Office decided not to take the cases to court is nothing to do with the evidence being provided by those with a vested interest. Under the RIPSA regs, the use of cameras in the obtaining of evidence is very strictly regulated. The recent high profile cases where clear video evidence showed offences being committed were binned as the proper and legal process for the placement of the cameras were not followed . As such the video evidence was not admissible. This explanation is the simplified, condensed version. There is absolutely no suggestion that the video images were not authentic and the decision not to pursue the cases had nothing to do with those obtaining the evidence having an anti shooting agenda. The entire case hinged on evidence which was simply not admissible as it was not obtained "legally"