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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Journeys
Last post by Redeye -
Why couldn't the stupid manufacturer just say it was 125cc?

They make two variants, 124.9cc and 125.1cc. They're for different markets. Some countries require minimum 125cc to go on certain roads, so 125.1cc is sold there. Other countries increase taxes considerably if you go over 125cc, so the 124.9cc is a good option there. Both varients are sold in Thailand as it doesn't matter here. Except it does now, on the trains.

If only there was some agreement between nations on these sorts of matters. A kind of "common market" so that sh!t like this didn't happen.

The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Journeys
Last post by Redeye -
CNX-BKK on a 125cc scooter. Nearly 500 miles, stopping only for fuel (9 times). The last 30 miles were through Bangkok Friday night rush hour traffic. Took nearly 3 hours. 13 hours in total.

I was going to put it on the train, but was denied yesterday as a new rule was introduced 2 weeks ago limiting the size of motorbikes on trains to 125cc. Mine is 125.1cc.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Here is the news
Last post by jp -
It turns out that the person who killed a 6 year old on the Isle of Bute in the summer wasn't one of the Syrian (muslim) immigrants who were settled on the island, as the usual suspects (Hopkins et al) immediately suggested; but a local teenager. When are we going to protect young British children from homegrown judeo-christian paedophiles, eh Rich B?
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Last post by JRs Cigarette -
It does appear to be a Part VII transfer to be able to pay policyholders living outside of the UK.  So maybe some jobs lost to Ireland but not sure it is quite teh drama the headline would have you think?