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The Chat Room / Re: Good Morning, Whatcha Up T...
Last post by klondike - Today at 09:36:51 PM
He's certainly a right something...
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The Chat Room / Re: Good Morning, Whatcha Up T...
Last post by dextrous63 - Today at 09:29:01 PM
Quote from: klondike on Today at 06:05:00 PMand bloody Cameron...
That's the Right Honourable Lord Cameron to you.😬
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The Chat Room / Re: Klondike and the art of id...
Last post by JBR - Today at 09:04:42 PM
Just watching 'The Escape Artist' (in two parts).  Interesting court cases which I think Cassandra might like.

Sorry it's off topic!
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The Chat Room / Re: Good Morning, Whatcha Up T...
Last post by Diasi - Today at 07:50:45 PM
I've just received my State Pension increase letter from the DWP & it includes my 25p per week increase when I reach 80 in June.  :grin:
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The Chat Room / Re: Klondike and the art of id...
Last post by dextrous63 - Today at 07:27:23 PM
Quote from: Cassandra on Today at 05:45:44 PMIs it a Cabinet Minister? ...
Can't be.  It's useful.
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General Discussion / Re: Deep Heat
Last post by Diasi - Today at 07:26:38 PM
Quote from: JBR on Today at 11:49:22 AMPresumably, this has similar effects to pepper spray?
If so, what would happen if you are found with it by the police?
We all know that our brave police are far more likely to question an inoffensive little woman than a hulking great bloke with a mask on.
This is widely recommended on a few tactical flashlight forum self-defence threads & is what I'm getting to go with the Nitecore P35i flashlight which has an LED flood & an LEP (laser) spot.

It's not illegal to carry in public as you never know when your knee will play up.

Hopefully Cassandra will elaborate, but the law allows for 'instant arming' which means that a person can use whatever comes to hand in order to defend themselves but they can't carry an item for the sole purpose of self defence on the basis that they may be attacked.

This is a classic example of the sheer stupidity of the UK legal system in relation to self defence.

The CPS also states that a person doesn't have to wait to be attacked, they can use force if they think that they are likely to be attacked.
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The Chat Room / Re: Good Morning, Whatcha Up T...
Last post by Diasi - Today at 07:16:11 PM
Quote from: Cassandra on Yesterday at 08:10:13 PMIn the basement I noticed a flashlight which I've kept charged, as I don't have any luck at all with batteries! Your post prompted me to go down and have a look, as I felt sure it was the same brand as you mentioned. Its an "Imalent MS32 XHP70 LED 200,000 Lumens Flashlight". To be honest until ten minutes ago I'd never switched it on.

It's truly incredible, I reckon I could shoot a MIG 32 down with its beam! Even in the early twilight it certainly disturbed a large flock of Geese on the lake, I reckon a mile out, They fled with more verbose honking than an aroused George Galloway!
It's the most powerful LED flashlight on the market & ideal for where you live.

It's a wide spread floodlight that, as you've found out, illuminates a huge area which is more useful than a long throw spotlight such as the Imalent SR32 which has a longer beam but a much narrower beam which doesn't illuminate too much at either side of the beam. 
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General Discussion / Re: Pride
Last post by klondike - Today at 06:26:38 PM
Quote from: ansu on Today at 06:16:12 PMDue to our past or should I say history it's very difficult to be proud of being German - sometimes I think the people in foreign countries love our Euros, but I'm not sure whether they love us, too. 
We seem to be getting some stick for events even further in our past. Best to judge individuals rather than nationalities imo. 
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General Discussion / Re: For once I agree with a Po...
Last post by ansu - Today at 06:20:27 PM
Germans are of the opinion that the Roman Catholic Church needs to be reformed and there's a severe discussion between Pope Franziskus and the German archbishops in this respect at the moment. 
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General Discussion / Re: Pride
Last post by ansu - Today at 06:16:12 PM
As to Germany - you are right, it's no longer as clean as it used to be, but we no longer have such a lot of street sweepers as we used to have (there's just a lack of money) and parents no longer tell their children that the waste has to be put into the waste basket (I live close to a school). In Spain, for instance, there are street sweepers working all day long - at least in the town where my mother has a flat. Usually when I go shopping the street sweepers have their breakfast break and are sitting on the steps of the front door in the sun. Moreover, the waste bins are emptied every day and not like in our town every 2nd week. 
Due to our past or should I say history it's very difficult to be proud of being German - sometimes I think the people in foreign countries love our Euros, but I'm not sure whether they love us, too. 
As to the British - at least people living in my region sometimes have problems  in understanding your way of life and your sense of humour.  
I have the impression that the Spanish on the whole have problems with foreign tourists, as they often don't respect the Spanish way of life and drink too much alcohol - not only the English and Germans, but also the Russians etc. 
In 1965 I visited Spain for the first time and in the meantime the country has enormously changed. However, what hasn't changed at all is that the Spanish are very proud of being Spanish and stick to their traditions.