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  1. Anyone know? Preferably south Sheffield. I want it for use as a low-carb potato alternative... Also known as Mooli apparently. ---------- Post added 16-03-2013 at 12:56 ---------- Just been informed Tesco have them. Mods, please delete this topic if you want.
  2. I was on my way into work the other day and I noticed the "Interceptors" unmarked grey Focus 2 cars in front of me. In between me and the Interceptor was a woman driving along blatantly using her mobile phone in her right hand. This lasted about 3 minutes. Once she'd finished on her mobile call she started applying lipstick. I was waiting for the lights to come on and for her to be stopped. I waited...and waited.... Nothing. Obviously when the camera crew aren't around they can't be bothered pulling people for such offenses. All show, no go.
  3. I've never visited Auschwitz but did visit the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp some years ago. I found the experience extremely upsetting. The photos in the site museum alone were enough to bring me and my ex-girlfriend to tears. Standing next to burial mounds where many thousands of people were slaughtered was worse. I remember vividly visiting a small grassy cemetery. This tiny field is the tomb for fifty thousand Russians. Insane. I imagine that for most of us it would hard not to be affected by this site, or any of the other sites of former Concentration Camps. When I visited Belsen, I was young, naiive and believed that this sort of thing could never happen again. But that was before the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Sri-Lanka, Somalia, etc. Ironically and sadly even the Israeli state is only one step away from such behaviour these days.
  4. Sounds like you nearly ran yourself off the road really. The truck was in no way obliged to change lane to make way for you. It's up to you to adjust your speed and enter the main carriageway when it is safe to do so. If you report him to his company or the police I'm sure they will tell you the same thing.
  5. Maybe install a wireless alarm system? Easy to set up and work pretty well. They're not cheap but then neither is losing all your kit and/or increased insurance premiums.
  6. That's really not true. People who drive all the time are generally much safer drivers than commuters/sunday drivers.
  7. for me it's about 1/2 hour to 45 mins, living in Norton and ordering from the Woodseats Domino's. You should get it fast on a Thurs night at this time
  8. Same as phoning for the order (omg - first post in 4 years! only just found this place again)
  9. Talk to the guys at the Wicker Camp - many of them go out to Thailand every year.
  10. Does anyone actually really believe in astrology? Sad.
  11. People from ethnic minorities are five times more likely to be stoped and searched than others. Perhaps you actually believe that there are five times as many crimes committed by people from ethnic minorities, making this a fair and just policy, but I think you'll find that's not actually the case. Anyway, interesting link here about stop and search, showing points of view from both sides of the equation http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/566413.stm
  12. Don't even go there - as others have said, you'll be sussed straight away and they'll just take the ****. They'll have far more respect for you if you talk normally but have something interesting to say that they can relate to.
  13. They must be getting on a bit now? I've got a lot of respect for the part they played in the development of electronic music, but it sounds pretty dated now imho.
  14. Good - at last the police will maybe stop abusing their stop and search powers, which they've been doing for years.
  15. Saw them live at a Tribal Gathering a few years back. Bit dissapointing really, didn't live up to the hype.
  16. Rosehosting.com are excellent - their customer support is second to none.
  17. Well, don't take if from me - read it for yourself: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3520276.stm
  18. Yes, it looks like I did - I thought you meant that people would start on a path of race-hate, rather than as you meant being labelled as racist. That's a good thing in my book - if people are angered by it then they should question their motives. That's their problem - the jobs "being taken" (which is a bit of a myth anyway) are generally ones that the people doing the complaining would never stoop to doing themselves. Maybe I didn't miss the point of your post after all - if people become so embittered by attempts at racial equality that they themselves "become" racist, then I suggest that they are already racist and are using it as an excuse to express their beliefs. So why did Ms Tweedy call the woman a "black bitch" before hitting her, if it wasn't racially motivated? Not true at all - Black people die disproportionately in police custody. Remember the findings of the Lawrence Report? No it doesn't, I was relating my personal experience - just because I've never been racially abused doesn't make me naiive. I never said that there is no racism directed at white people, did I? I said that the magnitude of the problem is tiny in comparison. The police are more scared that far-right organisations use it as propaganda. So how do you know about all these tons of murders then, when the rest of us don't? I disagree - judging by the consistent displays of prejudice just on this forum alone, I would say things have got a long long way to go. The people whom it makes uncomfortable are the people who need to examine their own beliefs.
  19. Ha! In the past you've stated that you think that blacks should never be allowed in the British government.
  20. There's a desperate shortage of doctors at the moment, so I think the profession would do well to take whomever they can get, regardless of ethnicity. To tell you the truth, I don't know enough about how such quotas are implemented to argue the point. I've yet to hear of somebody unqualified for a job being employed just because of their background though.
  21. I think those quotas are trying to achieve a level of balance in the workplace so that those from ethnic minorities are fairly represented proportionately to their population. As far as I know these are guidelines and not legal requirements, and so the situation of somebody less capable being employed purely on the basis of belonging to an ethnic minority shouldn't arise.
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