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Forum: General Discussion 18-09-2014, 12:40
Replies: 53
Views: 1,648
Posted By Martin Blank
Bad things happened back then, it was just easier...

Bad things happened back then, it was just easier to hide due to the lack of the Twitter / Facebook / Daily Mail style culture we have today.

Definitely safer today.
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 10:52
Replies: 155
Views: 4,589
Posted By Martin Blank
Can't we all just get along? I'm talking to the...

Can't we all just get along? I'm talking to the Welsh too, and the Irish.

Is it really that bad being together?

Whatever you decide to do, I'll still be here if you need a hug. You're welcome down...
Forum: Advice 05-09-2014, 13:36
Replies: 73
Views: 8,119
Posted By Martin Blank
Nope. Unless you're into swinging, it'll never...

Nope. Unless you're into swinging, it'll never work. I speak from experience.

If you want a blunt statement, then ditch the messed up slag. Find someone who's only interested in you.
Forum: Gaming 28-08-2014, 16:28
Replies: 2,347
Views: 195,339
Posted By Martin Blank
Funnily enough, i just popped by - as I do every...

Funnily enough, i just popped by - as I do every 3 months - to ask the same question.

Absolutely laughable and clearly all about money.

Credit where it's due, the single player campaign was...
Forum: Politics 28-08-2014, 16:14
Replies: 437
Views: 9,097
Posted By Martin Blank
You are of course correct. Perhaps I should've...

You are of course correct.

Perhaps I should've worded it "You cant get away with simply winging it...for too long without getting caught out/making a balls up of it"
Forum: Politics 28-08-2014, 15:39
Replies: 437
Views: 9,097
Posted By Martin Blank
...and that really is the crux of it all. It...

...and that really is the crux of it all.

It just helps if all the people you know happen to be the offspring of multinational business owners, politicians, leading institutions...and so on.
Forum: Politics 28-08-2014, 15:24
Replies: 437
Views: 9,097
Posted By Martin Blank
Such a multi faceted subject. You could argue...

Such a multi faceted subject.

You could argue that whilst an education is an education, as in if you do well, it shouldn't matter where you gleaned your education from. On the flip side, people...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 11:44
Replies: 115
Views: 4,915
Posted By Martin Blank
First Class air fares. 600 economy flight to...

First Class air fares.

600 economy flight to Vegas. 5000+ for first class.

Extra legroom, sometimes a lay flat bed. China plates with some semi decent food and alcohol on tap.

Does that really...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 14:06
Replies: 40
Views: 1,468
Posted By Martin Blank
In answer to your question OP, you should be fine...

In answer to your question OP, you should be fine on the strip, outside your resort. Be prepared for hassle, it'a a given. Ultimately, that strip is major tourism for them so you'll have a high...
Forum: General Discussion 29-07-2014, 16:26
Replies: 71
Views: 3,345
Posted By Martin Blank
I know someone who just got sacked from work for...

I know someone who just got sacked from work for stinking like a rotten animal.

They went through rounds and rounds of 'help' from HR. Offers of multiple new items of clothing, discussions about...
Forum: Advice 25-07-2014, 12:02
Replies: 87
Views: 6,997
Posted By Martin Blank
HSE is responsible for the enforcement of: ...

HSE is responsible for the enforcement of:

The maximum weekly working time limit;
Night work limits; and;
Health assessments for night work.

HSE does not however, enforce:

Time...
Forum: Advice 21-07-2014, 09:20
Replies: 38
Views: 3,107
Posted By Martin Blank
Back on topic... With 500, I wouldn't be...

Back on topic...

With 500, I wouldn't be looking to buy new. I'd go second hand all the way. with that money you could pick yourself up a Nikon D90 or if you wanted newer, a D7000 with a 50mm f/1.8...
Forum: Movies 17-07-2014, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Martin Blank
Saw this last night. Don't get me wrong, i'm all...

Saw this last night. Don't get me wrong, i'm all for a bit of classic Arnie, Commando, Predator, Red Heat, Raw Deal, The Running Man, i'll always give him a watch.

Dreadful.

It started off ok and...
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 09:36
Replies: 178
Views: 5,205
Posted By Martin Blank
How beautifully British. After everything...

How beautifully British.

After everything Snowden highlighted over the last year and a half, the U-turns from many major companies, the Americans questioning the legalities of the who's talking to...
Forum: Movies 03-07-2014, 09:47
Replies: 91
Views: 8,957
Posted By Martin Blank
I must admit I do feel similar. Hence my comment...

I must admit I do feel similar. Hence my comment about one reviewer stating that the producers had taken one line from the book, chopped it in half and made a film out of it. I had to see it.

I...
Forum: Movies 02-07-2014, 18:14
Replies: 91
Views: 8,957
Posted By Martin Blank
Funny, reading that review, I was telling a...

Funny, reading that review, I was telling a friend to watch it, describing it as "just as weird as Only God Forgives without making you want to turn it off" - He didn't make it all the way through...
Forum: Movies 02-07-2014, 13:19
Replies: 91
Views: 8,957
Posted By Martin Blank
Good god. Is that really a review? Of a film? In...

Good god. Is that really a review? Of a film? In a major UK broadsheet?

Horrendous.

I do wonder how I would've interpreted the film had I not already read the book. On the flip side, even though...
Forum: Movies 01-07-2014, 13:45
Replies: 91
Views: 8,957
Posted By Martin Blank
I saw this last night. I was waiting for it...

I saw this last night.

I was waiting for it after reading the book just for comparisons sake.

I read one review, before watching it, who said "it's as if they took 1 sentence from the book, chopped...
Forum: Advice 25-06-2014, 15:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By Martin Blank
I've got one for you. Standing start, squat down...

I've got one for you.

Standing start, squat down and pick up dumbells from the floor either side of you, 'cleaning' them to your shoulders as you stand up. Then push both dumbells above your...
Forum: General Discussion 18-06-2014, 16:44
Replies: 111
Views: 4,366
Posted By Martin Blank
Well said. Today is rather different to what...

Well said.

Today is rather different to what Orwell envisaged (thankfully). Whilst it can be seen as scary times, and it's good to stay on your toes, we have more freedom than we think. This whole...
Forum: General Discussion 18-06-2014, 16:37
Replies: 111
Views: 4,366
Posted By Martin Blank
That's so 30+ years ago!

That's so 30+ years ago!
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 15:39
Replies: 408
Views: 13,373
Posted By Martin Blank
About what? Religious meat? Just thought i'd...

About what? Religious meat? Just thought i'd chime in on this discussion forum.

On a wider note, I personally think religion is the scourge of our planet and is well past it's sell by date.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 15:09
Replies: 408
Views: 13,373
Posted By Martin Blank
It's just ridiculous, in my opinion. When are we,...

It's just ridiculous, in my opinion. When are we, as a civilisation, going to drag ourselves out of this hocus pocus, deity inspired, mumbo jumbo?

After all, why discriminate? Why does one type of...
Forum: Advice 30-04-2014, 15:32
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By Martin Blank
Thanks for all the comments guys. Ultimately,...

Thanks for all the comments guys.

Ultimately, i've more than learnt my lesson and am glad I got away by the skin of my teeth. I can take the 200 hit. I don't want the rigmarole of having to attend...
Forum: Advice 30-04-2014, 08:33
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By Martin Blank
We looked in the back of the car, I opened a...

We looked in the back of the car, I opened a compartment, saw the water and he said "well, doessn't everyone carry water in the boot?"



I'm not really bothered about going down the small claims...
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