From: Ophelia on 6 Aug 2010 11:53
"Chelsea Tractor Man" <mr.c.tractor(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
> On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 15:52:38 +0100, Ophelia wrote:
>> We just drive plain ole Mitsubishies but always lock the doors as we set
>> I suppose some old folk need the auto lock <g>
Ehhh don't worry luvvie, I am sure age will catch the rest of us up too...
From: Adrian on 6 Aug 2010 11:56
The Peeler <peelingthe(a)invalid.admin> gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying:
>>> Practicing the discus - in a gym? Was he throwing or catching?
>>Ever seen a cricket net? That kind of thing. In Sweden, they can't
>>exactly rely on the weather being good enough to practice outside.
> There's not much point throwing a discus if you can't see how far it
> goes, is there?
From: NM on 6 Aug 2010 11:59
On 6 Aug, 14:38, "GT" <a...(a)b.c> wrote:
> "Chelsea Tractor Man" <mr.c.trac...(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote in messagenews:14mkfoxelj0g6.m2j1se83ogev.dlg(a)40tude.net...
> > On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 13:06:18 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> >> But, in the UK, most people don't normally manually lock their doors
> >> when driving.
> > Land Rovers lock automatically at about 5mph.
> But don't they also unlock when you stop again (like in Rovers)
I didn't see the police even try to open the door, straight in with
the bully tactics.
From: NM on 6 Aug 2010 12:01
On 6 Aug, 15:20, Chelsea Tractor Man <mr.c.trac...(a)hotmail.co.uk>
> On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:54:01 +0100, GT wrote:
> >> as in the other post, his RR will almost certainly be the same as my LR.
> >> Stays locked.
> > Fair enough - they'll need to smash the windows and jump on the bonnet like
> > gorillas then!!
> I suspect they are trained to go in fast, after all the average person who
> fails to stop is going to be trouble. Put yourself in the coppers position,
> this old gaffer in a *Range Rover* (plenty of villans drive them) has
> driven off mid interview. Is he carrying drugs? A firearm? Just because he
> is 70 does not been he cannot be an armed criminal or a madman like that
> bloke who recently shot and blinded a copper in the Lake District for no
> rational reason at all.
> He was being followed by a car with blue lights, (the idea of a police
> escort is ridiculous) even if he thought it nothing to do with him (even
> though he had just been speaking to the coppers) he should have pulled over
> to let it through.
So you smash his car up and assult him just to be on the safe side?
From: The Peeler on 6 Aug 2010 12:02
On 6 Aug 2010 15:56:22 GMT, Adrian <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>The Peeler <peelingthe(a)invalid.admin> gurgled happily, sounding much like
>they were saying:
>>>> Practicing the discus - in a gym? Was he throwing or catching?
>>>Ever seen a cricket net? That kind of thing. In Sweden, they can't
>>>exactly rely on the weather being good enough to practice outside.
>> There's not much point throwing a discus if you can't see how far it
>> goes, is there?
So what is the point? If it just bounces off the net you don't know
if you're a good thrower or a useless one?