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  • in reply to: Decline in fuel sales… #3242
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    Lesia, I am coming to the conclusion that, Eurozone or no, the EU is attempting to harmonise taxation across all member states. The reason why I say this is that I have been having some odd things happening in respect of Council Tax in the UK and Taxes d’Habitation and Foncière in France, and “someone” is attempting to manoeuvre me into paying 100% of the highest total tax while taking discounts on the lower amounts – this happens to be on a house I spend the least time at, do not consider to be principle, and, to all intents and purposes, regard it as a holiday home so should not pay anywhere near 100%.

    I’ve never attempted to reconcile my tax arrangements (beyond earnings), between the two, yet both sides seem to know an awful lot about each other???

    I really do believe that is what is happening and, while the Treasury may be £4Billion, or so, ‘worse off’ compared to 2007, and duties have not risen recently, I don’t think it is out of generosity, but an attempt for countries with lower duties to catch up while others, with higher, to fall (relatively speaking).

    Something else I’ve noticed – it was, until about three years ago, nearly always cheaper to fly to Italy, for example, with a UK carrier than Italian, but the pricing is much more harmonised now. Taxes, again.

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

  • in reply to: Website Feedback #3233
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    Uploading pics for avatars on this site is probably the easiest and best I’ve yet come across. I’ll be honest and say that, at first, I thought the forum was ugly and awkward – I admit to being a bit of an IT dunce, so really did need the help in getting the screen name down, but in the short time I’ve been on it is actually quite an easy site to use.

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

  • in reply to: Car video games #3199
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    Because I am cheap I tend to get the F1 games a season or two behind. So I have 2010 on the Wii and 2011 on PS3. When I say I, of course, I mean my daughter. I, umm, she also has Mario Kart Wii, the daddy of them all, obviously, and also F1 Race Stars which I have grown to like.

    I am rubbish at them all, but if I’m on my own they sometimes help to kill a few hours, especially as I’ve just discovered that the 44 year old black woman from Stockwell looking for love I’ve been after is a pig ugly Scottish bloke knocking on 60.

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

  • in reply to: Introduce Yourself #3198
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    Yes, I think that makes me a little more interesting, don’t you…

    To be honest I’d prefer you to be a 44 year old black woman from Stockwell looking for love.

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

  • in reply to: Introduce Yourself #3189
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    Stand by your beds, The Colonel here.

    Just to be clear, my username isn’t me getting ideas above my station. It is a tribute to someone who I very much admired and who passed away some years ago. He was a lifelong, career soldier. A Brigadier (one up from a Colonel!) in the Pakistan Army, and a magnificent moustache to match. He was a friend and neighbour who, upon seing my Silver Grey Z4M for the first time instantaneously named it “The Colonel” and so it stuck – I am aware of the “Nazi Staff Car” connotations, but he actually fought in the war, as a boy almost, so I’ll take it from him.

    I’m less into cars and more into motoring, enjoying the journey as much, if not slightly more, than the tool. My overwhelming memory of “car ownership” as a child was one of my father getting ever more miserable as he attempted to repair something on a Wolseley/Hillman/Ford/Vauxhall, on a wet Sunday afternoon, so I swore to always have the best, newest, and most exciting car that I could manage to have and so far, in twenty years of motoring, it has held me in good stead.

    Thank you to Disco for setting up this refugee colony.

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

  • in reply to: Website Feedback #3185
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    Stuart, you are a true gent. Now if you could be a dear and sort out my avatar, signature, the North Korea problem, and get my child through High School and University that would be just splendid.

    Rich, your avatar looks fine just the way it is, probably more amusing for it.

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

  • in reply to: Favourite Racing Driver #3174
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    stuart: Who is your favourite racing driver still alive?

    If you will permit me to modify the question a little, my favourite driver still racing would be Fernando Alonso. I think the way he goes about his business, at Ferrari, is quite something to admire. McLaren you were fools, you let something special slip away through, one can only imagine, the fog and pressure of over complication.

    Favourite driver passed on would have to be James Hunt. Mainly because he was a top British driver when I got interested in motorsports, as a child, who then went on to commentary which, given his character, one might not have expected him to do, but his dry humour was a nice counterbalance to Murray Walker’s exciteableness (not a word, I know).

    Favourite driver still alive but no longer racing is Michael Schumacher. Nothing to do with racing though (or not as much as it might), but because he did something really nice for my daughter (for reasons I’ve never understood she adores him), on her birthday at the 2006 Chinese GP, and even had the decency to then go and win the race, from sixth. His last race win.

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

  • in reply to: Website Feedback #3173
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    1. Thanks Stu for setting this up, and I hope it picks up as it should…Autocar, your loss (I’m sure they really couldn’t give one, but hey).

    2. Stu, sort it out! Usernames in lower case only? And no spaces? thecolonel just looks like a trade name for a back passage ointment, so I’ve just had to Frenchy up my username because, however silly it may look, being Frenchified always looks so chic, even if bits soon fall off.

    Cheers!

    "Who do you think is the most capable?"

    "Capable of what?"

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