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  1. I confess that I thought it was called the Mi16 ... but I did get to drive the hot 405 back in the day and much preferred it to the Sapphire Bosworth. I even thought it looked better too. And of course you didn't need a Rottweiler to guard it if you left it parked anywhere other than a garage with Fort Knox level security. But I think he did say Q cars available today, and there will be very few of those left and finding one for sale would be a task.....
  2. S60/V60 T6 Polestar. Very Q as no-one expects performance (unlike anything with AMG or M-Sport). 345bhp and 0.60 in about 4.5seconds. Not easy to find though.
  3. League started again - same name etc - pick your teams and let the contest begin :-)
  4. I got a bit of luck when I gambled on Ferrari just at the time they had a good couple of races, then I switched back to Merc at the optimum time as Ferrari lost it again and Merc got on track. Happy with 2 podium spot household
  5. It is true that, it makes you more interested in what is happening mid-field. Although not sure how motivated I shall be next year when I can't watch all the races in full.
  6. Steve - I think you will find Paul has un-hidden his team now...... What team has everyone else got for the last race?
  7. I didn't set a time, nothing to spend cash on in the game now anyway ......
  8. Samantha


    I must correct you on your misunderstanding of my post here - I was not saying that desire or preference set the morals. I do however say that with certain more complex matters, morals are not black and white and we have to set our own. Mine on this matter is that IF I consume anything derived from an animal, then I want that animal to have been treated well and have been free from cruelty. All of us have movable morals. For example - when I was vegetarian, I did not eat any meat (including fish) and I did not wear clothes or shoes from animal products which required the death of the animal. So leather was out, wool was fine. However, if I was stranded on an island and my only option available to survive was a plentiful supply of fish - then I would have eaten the fish. I could not afford the ethically produced animal products when I was younger - so I abstained from consuming any. Now I can, so I am comfortable eating animal products as the criteria I set has been met - cruelty free and as natural life as possible, animal treated with respect.
  9. Samantha

    Workshop Shavings

    Sounds pretty much like every other hifi business then
  10. Samantha


    Agree. When I was veggie I did buy non-leather shoes. However I drew the line for getting on a motorbike - given the choice of potentially ripping my skin off in an accident, or wearing leather which is a bi-product of a much larger meat industry ..... I wore the bi-product protection.
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    So what about 600,000 hens? Over lots of family farms, but that is a lot of birds in total..... My view, it is a wonderful thing as what we are doing here is taking a much more humane method to a country which consumes a lot of eggs, 95% of which are from caged birds. Every new farm we add and the more birds we have, means more eggs being consumed from birds that get to roam outdoors on grassy pasture every day. From your logic, we are doing a terrible thing. However there is no chance we are going to suddenly persuade the entire USA to go vegan, so IMO raising awareness of more humane farming methods and making true free-range eggs available commercially and nationwide - that is a very good thing. Plus raising awareness of how animals are treated has a knock on impact to other animals. All my pets have always been rescues. Hurts when they go, but I always know I have given them a better life than they otherwise would have had - especially my old fella cat who was abandoned along with his mum and sister and approx 1 week from death when I got him. As I say, I have worked in the meat industry. I have spent time in the slaughter area and evisceration area. I did this while a vegetarian. Why? Because working in the industry to improve practices achieved a heck of a lot more in just a few years than I ever would have just by not eating the stuff during my lifetime. It was one of the toughest jobs I have ever done as an animal lover - but I am glad I did it.
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    Agree 100% Contrary to what many 'anti-veggies' state - there are a great many vegetarians who you would never know were such. I never ate fish when I was vegetarian and I never tried to influence/change what other people ate unless they brought up the subject first - and even then I would only tell them my choices and reasons. I encountered far more 'evangelical meat eaters' trying to preach and change vegetarians than I did the other way around.
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    As I stated, good animal husbandry is not keeping animals penned-up. Our birds go outside and roam every day. They go indoors once dusk arrives - they do that themselves as they want to shelter at night and also it is safer. Humans and animals have 'used' each other over our term on this planet. Some animals have learned that co-existing with us brings benefits to them (think domestic animals here). My personal view is IF you are going to consume (whether eating, wearing or sitting on) any animal product, then you should ensure that it has been treated as well as possible. So long as the animal has been treated well and with respect, then when killed it is done so humanely - I have no problem with that. None of us can live and have no impact on the planet. Even if you use and consume zero animal product, you will still be doing some harm. That is life. We just make choices and do what we feel we should and can.
  14. Samantha


    I was vegetarian for many many years, and I have worked in the food industry for many many years (including the meat industry while a vegetarian). Be careful judging the whole industry from the films you see on Netflix for example. I have seen many and there are some truly disgusting practices, but a lot of the information relates to the US. For example you sound as though you dislike the conditions regarded as 'free range'. In the US, there is no legal specification for Free Range, but you can be certified humane and call your product free range if you have just 2ft of hard standing and a small door in a huge barn containing thousands of birds. Not free-range in my book. However this isn't the UK standard. The UK standard is that birds must have daily access to acres and acres of grass and also shade etc. The company I work for also provides them with perching huts outside, sand pits, toys in the barn and at some farms they even have 'companion' animals such as Alpacas that watch over the birds. I cannot recall the space in the UK as I am working improving standards in the US - but our 'commercial' farms use family farmers, smaller flocks and 21.8sq ft of pasture per bird - so a lot of acres per flock. So long as you are informed and buy products that have been produced in ethical ways, then I do not see vegetarianism as being compromised ethics. Not all can or want to be vegan, and being vegetarian certainly is better for the environment. Also, now I am not vegetarian but I only buy meat locally produced from ethical suppliers. I also have meat free days and this to me is not ethically compromised, it is informed and considered. - - - Updated - - - Point? Excuse me for being dim, but even if the shell was hacked with sh1t - you don't eat the shell. Plus, we should not become squeamish children about our food.