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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 10th Oct 16, 8:14 AM
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    Morning all
    I know it's not really prepping as you can't really prepare for idiots but this is a take care warning we live in a smallish town in the middlelands ds1 has just shown me a photo and warning a friend posted on FB last night. Clowns jumped out and chased him as he was biking over the train bridge, he pedalled off fast thinking he just get away but they had tied a wire across the end so he went over his handle bars and got quite badly grazed up (luckily no worse) ds2 works at a local eatery in the evenings so main warning was for him. But if they are doing stupid stuff like that he it's bound to be in other uk towns - especially with Halloween coming up.
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    • milasavesmoney
    • By milasavesmoney 10th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    Morning all
    I know it's not really prepping as you can't really prepare for idiots but this is a take care warning we live in a smallish town in the middlelands ds1 has just shown me a photo and warning a friend posted on FB last night. Clowns jumped out and chased him as he was biking over the train bridge, he pedalled off fast thinking he just get away but they had tied a wire across the end so he went over his handle bars and got quite badly grazed up (luckily no worse) ds2 works at a local eatery in the evenings so main warning was for him. But if they are doing stupid stuff like that he it's bound to be in other uk towns - especially with Halloween coming up.
    Originally posted by mrs-moneypenny
    A town close to ours has ask that no one dress up as clowns or carry baseball bats (happening in other places in America). They have also had incidents.
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    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 10th Oct 16, 8:33 AM
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    We've got contagious clown-idiocy in our region, too. One of these nights one of these numpties will get their lights punched out by an un-amused victim.

    Re wires being strung across places where cycles go, it has happened here, unrelated to clowning, and once even with a gang lying in wait to extract money from the downed cyclist with menaces. Worth us cyclist bearing in mind - the only cycle path I use regularly is extremely heavily travelled with thousands of passers-by on bikes and on foot daily, so would be hard to string line across that one.

    Have a good day, folks.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 10th Oct 16, 8:45 AM
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    One cycling cousin has a pair of wirecutters in amongst the puncture repair doings. He reckons being 6'7" means he doesn't get much hassle, but wryly acknowledges that on the dirt, we're all short...

    Mildly stunned to see 50 last minute ways to prep for an emergency this - frankly, if you Haven't Heard the hurricane warnings, just how much help might this be?
    (Then, I heard various supermarkets had the wine shelves empty but still plenty of sticklights, bottled water & snack foods. To each their priorities, I suppose.)
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    Wires across a public right of way plus anonymous people *trying* to scare you, thats horrendous.

    It does make me wonder. This is what these people feel free to do *now*, even with the so-called Rule of Law operating. What if the emergency services and army were trying to cope with a natural disaster, like another hurricane as in 1987? Or a 3 day week that led to the streetlights being switched off and power cuts like in the 1970s? There really do seem to be fewer inhibitions today about cruelty ... am I just getting old, is it my imagination?
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 10th Oct 16, 10:30 AM
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    t's worrying isn't it?
    And I suspect there will be clowns knocking on the doors on Hallowe'en
    • it's me in disguise
    • By it's me in disguise 10th Oct 16, 12:31 PM
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    Ok, I am surrounded by Clown's day and night.
    I can't escape them,


    No I don't live in a circus, ( although sometimes it feels like it)

    I live in Clowne in Derbyshire pronounced the same way!

    There is a site with the history of clownevillage

    I've had to do a new user name, as in real life I might be recognised

    xx
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 10th Oct 16, 2:21 PM
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    Ok, I am surrounded by Clown's day and night.
    I can't escape them,


    No I don't live in a circus, ( although sometimes it feels like it)

    I live in Clowne in Derbyshire pronounced the same way!

    There is a site with the history of clownevillage

    I've had to do a new user name, as in real life I might be recognised

    xx
    Originally posted by it's me in disguise
    That certainly sounds much nicer than the "clowns" causing so much hassle
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 10th Oct 16, 4:24 PM
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    Uh-oh... Pound worth less than Euro at UK airports - fuel prices on their way up.
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    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 10th Oct 16, 5:14 PM
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    Uh-oh... Pound worth less than Euro at UK airports - fuel prices on their way up.
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    You always get the worst exchange rates at airports and you'd be a fool to change money at them. Exchange rate on the street here 1.16 euro to the pound today but that isn't so headline-worthy, is it?

    Of course, when the euro goes belly-up, it'll all be academic.

    I was musing as I walked to work this morning on clowns frightening teenage girls. One non-costume clown-type once tried to frighten me as a 19 y.o walking alone on a busy city street early on a dark winter's night.

    He probably thought it was an easy thrill, leaping out at a girl as she passed a shadowy doorway. He was smacked across both forearms by the forceful downward slice of the side of my hand and the last I saw of him was clutching said bruised forearms and calling me an effing beyatch.

    Joke was, I'd hit him by reflex after having spent an all day aikido training session, and was about as surprised as he was.

    People who pick on people don't always know what kind of people they have picked upon. I know women of 5 ft tall and 8 stone sopping wet who can dole out serious GBH.

    Trending soon, young martial artist breaks clown's nose and the Police promise to wipe the smile off the offender's face. With Nivea, if necessary.
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 10th Oct 16, 6:32 PM
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    GQ. Why Nivea? I'd do it with a Brillo pad.
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    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 10th Oct 16, 7:08 PM
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    GQ. Why Nivea? I'd do it with a Brillo pad.
    Originally posted by monnagran
    Carbolic soap? The true old styler would probably use sandpaper.

    I'm driving my pooter mouse left-handed as I seem to have a touch of RSI on the right forearm. I blame youse lot, plus the rest of the fascinating interwebulator.

    I'd like to catch me a clown. I wonder is they're hydrodynamic, we have a river very handily by Shoebox Towers.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
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    • Witless
    • By Witless 10th Oct 16, 9:34 PM
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    We've got contagious clown-idiocy in our region, too. One of these nights one of these numpties will get their lights punched out by an un-amused victim.
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    According to a friend of Witless(Jnr) that's exactly what happened here on Saturday night.

    Bit hard to feel any real sympathy for the 'victim'.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 11th Oct 16, 8:18 AM
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    They've been predicting for some time, that somebody would die, in a vehicle attack at the ports.

    I don't think anyone expected the fatality to be a migrant.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Oct 16, 8:51 AM
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    They've been predicting for some time, that somebody would die, in a vehicle attack at the ports.

    I don't think anyone expected the fatality to be a migrant.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    I did - expect that...literally standing there blocking the roads is knowingly putting oneself at risk. It's giving the poor drivers two choices - either sit inside the vehicle (with all doors and windows locked), calling the police and taking photos of them doing this OR drive on. Neither choice is a happy one.

    I fear the first death of someone just going about their business - eg lorry-drivers, holidaymakers, etc.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 11-10-2016 at 8:55 AM.
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    • Doveling
    • By Doveling 11th Oct 16, 1:16 PM
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    MITSTM (and anybody else interested) the Future Learn course on Food as Medicine is repeating again on 24th October.

    When I did it, it focused more on healthy eating rather than the medicinal properties of food but they may have tweaked the content. Worth doing anyway, I felt.

    I have no connection to FL apart from taking quite a few of their courses.

    Plus the courses are free!
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Oct 16, 1:26 PM
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    Thanks Doveling.

    I have actually signed myself up for that - as I thought it might be interesting.
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    • westcoastscot
    • By westcoastscot 11th Oct 16, 3:40 PM
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    I did - expect that...literally standing there blocking the roads is knowingly putting oneself at risk. It's giving the poor drivers two choices - either sit inside the vehicle (with all doors and windows locked), calling the police and taking photos of them doing this OR drive on. Neither choice is a happy one.

    I fear the first death of someone just going about their business - eg lorry-drivers, holidaymakers, etc.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I think one is happier than the other though, in that with the former you aren't knowingly killing some poor soul ?
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 11th Oct 16, 3:43 PM
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    While any death is tragic, I struggle to feel sympathy for someone, who loses their life, while committing a criminal (and especially a violent criminal) act.
    Last edited by Bedsit Bob; 11-10-2016 at 7:29 PM.
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    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 11th Oct 16, 5:24 PM
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    How long before people are running into the vehicles on purpose ?
    Would the law deem it a hit and run if a person actually ran into your car and you did not open the doors or windows for fear of who is going to leap in.
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