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Old 05-10-2013, 18:14   #16
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I'll jump to that! But instead of towing him in. They need to tow him out into the channel. Problem solved. Hell if he made it to France ... oh forgot about the be nice rule.
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This guy needs a duck boat, or a weasel.
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Funny. When I lived in the UK, the inflated presence of big brother and it's police state was palpable.

I guess with 60% taxes, they gotta spend it somehow.
You must have been in the wrong part of the UK .

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You must have been in the wrong part of the UK .

(on both counts ).
I too found the big brother presence in the UK to be a little more than I had hoped for. It was especially heavy in London, which was not that big of a surprise to me, but it was still pretty heavy as far away as Leicester. I was nearly in Yorkshire moors by the time that it seemed less apparent. I guess that leaves me to ask you - What areas do you consider to be the right part of the UK? Perhaps that knowledge might help me to better plan my next visit.

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I too found the big brother presence in the UK to be a little more than I had hoped for. It was especially heavy in London, which was not that big of a surprise to me, but it was still pretty heavy as far away as Leicester. I was nearly in Yorkshire moors by the time that it seemed less apparent. I guess that leaves me to ask you - What areas do you consider to be the right part of the UK? Perhaps that knowledge might help me to better plan my next visit. Thanks, Jim
Could you Elaborate on the big brother presence, at the moment a person in the uk can walk in to a dealers buy a boat and launch it, sail or motor away with no certificate of competence or insurance.
Yes the hidden taxes are annoying but we do not need health insurance, I'm down the end in Cornwall and I wouldn't call it a total nanny state, we have some restrictions (shooting / firearms / knives) on some activities but generally i would say they are workable.
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For years I've thought there should be a 'opt out form', for whatever activity one wants to pursue. IE, sign the form and you can do what you want and we are now free of liable and will NOT come to your rescue, no matter what. IF the numb nut keeps calling for help, he needs to be stopped. He's simply trying his best to let Darwin's theory work.

I've been run off swimming holes because the authorities think that it's too dangerous. What that means is they are afraid that the distraught mother of some drowning victim will sue.
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Now I do not feel so bad about my 7 rescues.
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Re: Arrested for bad seamanship

Damn, I have had a good laugh ... but then I suddenly realised that the "big brotherhood" in the UK will use this to make it more difficult for the rest. Flipp'n little idiot (or should that be retard)?
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Damn, I have had a good laugh ... but then I suddenly realised that the "big brotherhood" in the UK will use this to make it more difficult for the rest. Flipp'n little idiot (or should that be retard)?
Well he's been playing silly Buga's for longer than I care to remember.. nothing much has changed over the years so don't sweat it..
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Re: Arrested for bad seamanship

Aren't those little twin keels made to stand upright when grounded? In the photo, the boat is just sitting there, and looks OK.

I know a guy with a Snapdragon who plays the tides to spend a night aground and not rocking when he can, for a good night's sleep.

But the guy is not very creative.

Now me, I keep finding new and different ways to screw up!
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Could you Elaborate on the big brother presence, at the moment a person in the uk can walk in to a dealers buy a boat and launch it, sail or motor away with no certificate of competence or insurance.
I was referring to all the cameras & other surveillance equipment that seemed to watch my every move.
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I was referring to all the cameras & other surveillance equipment that seemed to watch my every move.
Oh... you mean like the speed camera's... where only one in ten actually works...
But you never know which one...
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I was referring to all the cameras & other surveillance equipment that seemed to watch my every move.
You've not loved in the US much then , most policed country in the world. , even your own intelligence agencies are spying in you. Shheesh talk about the pot calling the kettle black


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