Bruce Banner

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  1. Digby Jones was on one of the TV news channels, yesterday, saying that the young can't afford houses because they spend their money on holidays and other things .
  2. Yup, people should take responsibility for their lives. I just wish the nanny state would stop poking it's nose into mine with daft laws to protect me against myself!
  3. To protect people against themselves? An extension of the nanny state! I agree with a previous poster, they're being used as human shields.
  4. Are these the "poor people" who have spent the last five or ten years bragging about how much their propertays are worth? Zero sympathy from me.
  5. A car in orbit

    The next generation of SpaceX rockets, code name "BFR", should be interesting.
  6. back to the world of work

    When I hired people I always looked for honesty, enthusiasm and politeness (ability to do the job is a given). Good managers hire people, not CVs.
  7. But return, under a different company name, to grace our TV screens as a "Mortgage Expert".
  8. Agreed, that's exactly what it is.
  9. Bring back debtors prisons, that would reduce appetite for excess debt. They could be populated by defaulting debtors along with directors and managers of failed lenders. No better way of focusing their minds.
  10. Just like PPI, the banks will be forced to repay money to the indebted at the expense of savers.
  11. Millennials to enjoy 'inheritance boom'
  12. Yup, NuLabour 2. Blair has a lot to answer for. I felt like a voice in the wilderness in 1997, everyone seemed to be under the Blair spell. I knew then that he was dangerous but didn't predict that the next "Tory" government would follow his lead.
  13. It's all based on "Soaring property prices" . Just another, confidence boosting, ramping exercise, timed to hit our TV screens over the festive period and, helpfully, repeated ad nauseam by the property owning journalists at the BBC.
  14. It would appear that this particular drug is prescription only in the UK but not illegal to possess for personal use. However, laws differ from country to country, try marrying a 12 year old here and see how far you get.
  15. Back to The Moon. The US President has ordered NASA to plan a new manned mission to the Moon, 45 years after the last one - Apollo 17. Donald Trump has signed a policy directive "to lead an innovative space exploration programme to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars". White House spokesman Hogan Gidley made the announcement which was followed by a speech by Mr Trump. He was joined by one of the first men to land on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, and Harrison Schmitt, known as "Jack", who is the last living crew member of the Apollo 17 mission, which landed in 1972. At the White House, Mr Trump said: "Forty-five years ago, almost to the minute, Jack became one of the last Americans to land on the Moon. Image:President Trump holds up 'Space Policy Directive 1' after signing it "Today we pledge that he will not be the last, and I suspect we will be finding some other places to land other than the Moon. "The directive I am signing today will refocus the space programme on human exploration and discovery. "It is an important step in returning American astronauts to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 for long time exploration and use. "This time we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint, we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and perhaps someday to many worlds beyond." Image:US President Donald Trump holds up an astronaut toy alongside former US Senator and Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt He said the mission would inspire others and showed NASA would keep the pioneer spirit alive. He added: "Today the same spirit beckons us to begin new journeys of exploration and discovery, to lift our eyes all the way up to the heavens and imagine the possibilities waiting in those big beautiful stars if we dream big. "This is a giant step towards that inspiring future and reclaiming America's proud destination in space." Mr Trump said America was the leader and would remain the leader.
  16. What do bears really like to eat?
  17.   Devon mud hut pair reject Travelodge offer  

    Come to think of it, they're committing the biggest crime of all......... Disobedience and defiance of authority.
  18.   Devon mud hut pair reject Travelodge offer  

    I can't see what harm they're doing.
  19. They don't want to be accused of being against helping people. Ignorance is bliss and they know it.
  20. Cameron and Osborne have a lot to answer for.
  21. Perfect for the Cherry Blairs of this world, BTLs for all the kids!
  22. Things that really worked.

    White eggs. Yes, I know the brown ones work just as well but I liked the white ones which you never see anymore in the UK, although they have them here in Spain.
  23. Back to The Moon.

    I don't care who does it as long as I can watch.