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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:56:20 PM »
started Ravencry having finished Blackwing

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:51:58 PM »
I think you have it covered most people would ask because they are interested to know.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 01, 2019, 11:03:38 PM »
started the Gutter Prayer on kindle a very unusual start to an odd book so far.

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General Discussion / Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:35:14 PM »
A stairwell is a vertical shaft containing (strangely enough) multiple staircases.

Not really used in architecture before the early 20th century and relied upon in tower blocks.

Best to be at the top in a firefight and assuming its pistols my inclination would be to lie flat away from the railings  and the top step on one of the landings and shoot anyone who emerges.
If I was starting at the bottom better to control the exits than chase up a very risky proposition.

You are going to wind up deaf from being in an enclosed space and shooting ricochets are also an issue.


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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Light(er) Funny books needed
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:14:06 PM »
jizz by John Hart is another a sort of light steampunk urban fantasy set in Brighton

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:10:46 PM »
funnily enough I started Blackwing Last night  and am 175 pages in. Strangely enough I am not getting much done at the moment.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:03:49 PM »
No but that's the theme from the National as usual.
The McCrone report is a what if, nothing else and what was conjecture in the 70's is still conjecture now except with 67% less oil.

obviously Scotland will be independent if that's what it chooses to be. What it cannot do is base it's economy around a volatile and diminishing resource.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:49:05 AM »
Wow lets make this sound as though Scotland had no part in this whatsoever, and it's an Westminster English conspiracy
Sadly if the reserves were managed the way the Dutch or Norwegians do things it would have been better but the UK has always put profit before people. But it will always be the fault of perfidious Albion.

This is not news, not hidden anymore and not a conspiracy but application of bias and fact checking would have shown the report was first published in full in 2005 and that the National is pro selling papers then pro independence.

Assume that the oil will default to an Independent Scotland and those few people on Shetland and Orkney are not going to use the precedent of a breakaway Scotland to breakaway themselves as they sit 0n 85% of the oil reserves and are a mite tired of it's revenues benefiting Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Now if the referendum had fallen the other way you realise that the $100 dollar drop a barrel in the price of Oil would have left an independent Scotland bankrupt (again) and in need of bailing out. Basing your economy on a volatile revenue source is not prudent fiscal planning.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 27, 2019, 10:38:24 AM »
after a Marathon session I have finished The Winter Road. A gripping, intense read in Adrian Selby's incredible world. Another 5* read.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: February 26, 2019, 05:58:30 AM »
I am fairly sure you don't appreciate me calling you out on this and I am acutely aware of the irony of doing so.
Had we been discussing a dictatorship in Africa I still maintain you wouldn't have made the distinction had they have been black. I am aware you are correct but I don't believe you are right.





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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:43:07 AM »
Finished The Feed a solid 5 star read and started The Winter Road by Adrian Selby.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:41:23 AM »
Or a wave of presidential pardons will ensure business as usual.

BTW Eric you keep referencing 'white' I don't think you would do this if they happened to be black. There is no such thing as reverse racism, just racism. While I have no love for the people you are labelling as such I feel it detracts from your arguement.

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A stunning picture of Beverly brook in Richmond park.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47277662

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: February 23, 2019, 08:01:05 PM »
Never ever use genuine information for security questions. Fake information is far more secure.

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ahh but an open sewer isn't contained in a pipe above ground. Usually its a gutter in the road or just the road itself.

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