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« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2019, 12:39:19 am »

If it helps I once worked for CWS. Cooperative Wholesale Society. Got my forklift licence with them. My only adult experience driving a 100% electric vehicle.

Don't think my kid sister's ride on Barbie convertible counts.
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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2019, 08:21:31 am »

Greta has been described as having been brainwashed.

I think you meant to say "accused". But people are making all sorts of vile attacks on  her, in preference to dealing with her arguments.
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« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2019, 10:37:31 am »

I had a girlfriend who lived in the WCA building, which is Western Counties Agricultural association. Down by the bridge that seems to be called Bascule Bridge, I've never quite known why. But that was a long time ago and doesn't need to go in the acronyms and abbreviations!
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« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2019, 10:42:39 am »

I had a girlfriend who lived in the WCA building, which is Western Counties Agricultural association. Down by the bridge that seems to be called Bascule Bridge, I've never quite known why. But that was a long time ago and doesn't need to go in the acronyms and abbreviations!

A bascule bridge is simply one that lifts up. There are many bridges that once were bascule bridges but no longer need to lift and these may have been replaced with a standard bridge.  They name, however may have remained. 
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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2019, 12:12:49 pm »

I had a girlfriend who lived in the WCA building, which is Western Counties Agricultural association. Down by the bridge that seems to be called Bascule Bridge, I've never quite known why. But that was a long time ago and doesn't need to go in the acronyms and abbreviations!

A bascule bridge is simply one that lifts up. There are many bridges that once were bascule bridges but no longer need to lift and these may have been replaced with a standard bridge.  They name, however may have remained. 
I also think a key feature of a bascule bridge is that there’s some sort of counterbalance involved. 

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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2019, 04:13:35 pm »

Greta has been described as having been brainwashed.

I think you meant to say "accused". But people are making all sorts of vile attacks on  her, in preference to dealing with her arguments.

She doesn't deserve to be attacked, it's good to see young people being engaged with something other than a smartphone and/or social media, but boy, she does look like Wednesday from the Addams family!  Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2019, 05:39:51 pm »

She also doesn't deserve to have her looks made fun of.
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« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2019, 05:54:37 pm »

She also doesn't deserve to have her looks made fun of.

#MeNeither. But it happens.

Being the poster boy / girl for anything contentious is not a comfortable place to be, especially in this day of social media and polarisation. It does rather bring us back to the issue that having a teenage girl, pretty or not, being the face that launches a thousand tweets is no substitute for the proper science-based discussion that the modern world needs to have. One gains the impression that whatever great leap forward we make, even if we did end all world carbon dioxide emissions by 2025 using something other than clever accounting procedures, it still wouldn't be enough for some, though. Not just in matters of pollution and climate change, but throughout politics, the protest is becoming more important than the thing being protested about. Start a bandwagon, see who jumps on it, then see if there's still room for you.
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« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2019, 07:44:31 pm »

She also doesn't deserve to have her looks made fun of.

Saying that someone looks like someone else does not constitute making fun of them.



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« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2019, 08:20:20 pm »

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She also doesn't deserve to have her looks made fun of.

Saying that someone looks like someone else does not constitute making fun of them.

According to an American who, like me, spends some time in Cape Town during the winter, I look like an electrician in Boston, Mass.

According to another American who was one of the footplate staff on Union Pacific 844 at Ogden Utah back in May, I look like somebody  he knows involved with USA steam preservation. Ogden is of course some 1500 miles from Boston.

Forget just a bike - my father must have had a boat as well...  Grin
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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2019, 08:27:23 pm »


Saying that someone looks like someone else does not constitute making fun of them.

Not even when the celebrities are Nigel Farage and Kermit?  Grin

As my late father used to say: "Your face reminds me of my mother's, behind."
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« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2019, 08:37:00 pm »

She also doesn't deserve to have her looks made fun of.

Saying that someone looks like someone else does not constitute making fun of them.


Indeed ... I can being called 'names' - likened to someone famous - twice in the street. And (but I suspect it's a personal thing) I felt strangely positive.  Having some youth / yob shouting "loser" at Lisa upset me more than it upset her.

Are we unusual in being called names / compared in the street, or does it happen to everyone?
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« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2019, 08:46:27 pm »

She also doesn't deserve to have her looks made fun of.

Saying that someone looks like someone else does not constitute making fun of them.


Indeed ... I can being called 'names' - likened to someone famous - twice in the street. And (but I suspect it's a personal thing) I felt strangely positive.  Having some youth / yob shouting "loser" at Lisa upset me more than it upset her.

Are we unusual in being called names / compared in the street, or does it happen to everyone?

In my case, more than once, Louis Balfour from the Fast Show (nice!) 🙂
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« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2019, 09:29:26 pm »

Apparently I look like an aerosol can. At least I think that's what they say!
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« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2019, 10:13:46 pm »

Apparently I look like an aerosol can. At least I think that's what they say!

If I were you I'd keep a lid on that.
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