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  1. I had a .177 Sharp Innova - bought it 2nd hand in the 1980's and sold it just last year. They are a bit of a collector's item now - I got 3.5 times what I paid for it originally. Even though it produced ~12ft lbs when fully pumped up I always thought it was build like a toy - lots of plastic and very rudimentary woodwork. Very lightweight but the time required to pump up between shots and the resulting wobbly arms meant I eventually decided it wasn't really a good hunting tool - especially compared to the options available today. Webley do/did sell a chinese made "copy" of the Innova which looks better styled but is not considered to be of the same quality(which is a bit worrying...). What I did like about it is just couple of pumps gave a low power shot suitable for plinking indoors. Regards Mike
  2. I'm not sure this is credible: "Of course, while cheaper cars would be welcomed by U.K. consumers it would lead to more cars on the road, increasing congestion and reducing the U.K.’s economic competitiveness." Cheaper cars are already available in the UK, they are generally known as "used" or "pre-owned". The decision to buy and drive a car is based on a perceived need for that form of transport, which only very loosely related to the price of new cars. A more likely outcome is more existing drivers being able to afford to drive a newer less polluting vehicle which is a good thing for the environment.
  3. All this will soon be moot. On the news this morning - new EU regulation - all cars sold from 2022 to contain technology to read speed signs and keep said car within the posted limit. The UK intends to implement this ruling. (maybe I'm on the wrong thread...)
  4. Why do I keep reading this as "Electric Cow Caller"? Probably shouldn't shoot these either...
  5. Very few around Fife/central Scotland. Can't remember the last time I saw a bunch on the verges at the side of the road in the headlights - used to be a pretty regular sight. On the other hand I did see some very young ones in the park 2 mins from my house a few months ago - so maybe...
  6. My late mother-in-law got one of these calls - "We scanned your computer and it's loaded with viruses and malware" After 20 minutes of "oh that's awful" "what should I do" "could you help me" "how much will it cost" she finally got to "I don't have a computer, does that make any difference?" click, brrrrrrrr
  7. Would you say it's a good investment to start dogs on some of this stuff before they start to show issues?
  8. I guess actually firing the thing is taking it a bit too far... https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13337352.Lethal__Pair_brought__camouflaged_hunting_rifle__to_Chessington_World_of_Adventures/
  9. Not necessarily the case: https://www.gwpharm.com/healthcare-professionals/sativex®-delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol-and-cannabidiol-eu-nabiximols-usa Since CBD oil is now readily available in the UK we can assume that those going to the trouble of importing product from Canada etc at great expense feel they require the "good stuff".
  10. Mac, my previous lab was 11 or 12 when he went overnight from a manic Frisbee chaser to a whimpering wreck who could barely move without yelping in pain. The vet said it was most likely arthritis and put him on steroids and pain killers and he recovered to the point that he still enjoyed life for another couple of years at his own pace without further treatment until the cancer got him. The insurance company still got the better end of the deal...
  11. Some discussion on the VW "scandal" I found interesting: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2015/09/23/crucified-by-uncle/ https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2016/06/21/measuring-cost-vw-cheating-scandal-far/ https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2017/07/25/vw-exec-plead-guilty-non-crime-faces-169-years/
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    Mrs. webber R I P

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.
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    Brew dog Beer

    Nope, it's true - google isinglass
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    My daughter uses CBD Brothers Blue Edition to apparent good effect for her epilepsy ~£130 for a 100ml bottle. From the leaflet that came with it I worked out a 1ml dose gives 50mg of CBD so I guess that equates to 5% I agree with SSS above that quality is what matters. Since it's a largely unregulated market there are undoubtedly plenty of people jumping on the bandwagon with me too products which may not actually have much of the good stuff in them. You can buy synthetic CBD in crystal form from China, dissolve it in some hemp oil and Bob's your uncle - but maybe not the same properties as something cold pressed from the plant and including some traces of other possibly helpful compounds (entourage effect).
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    Tommy Robinson

    Absolutely, As long as we also have equal freedom of speech for those who would inform us of what life would be like under sharia law. Ideally followed by a one-time national referendum as to whether any such parallel legal system should be allowed to exist anywhere in the UK.
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