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About Gerbil0154

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  • Birthday 05/01/1954

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    Newton Mearns, Glasgow
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    I'm employed as a Civil Engineer although for many years I was technical manager of a grouup of companies involved in land and housing. My hobbies are Ferox Fishing, Computers and DIY
  1. My brother in law is married to an Egyptian Lady. My sister in law is married to a Pakistani Muslim. I avoid the discussions in family circles. I find that I cannot have a discussion around the trends in this country towards mass immigration without any view I may hold being branded "Racist". I come at this from a different perspective. I firmly believe that the worlds over-population is the cause of almost every ill we currently suffer. I know we cannot continue to grow at the same rate as we have in the past as this will rapidly use up the planets resources and add to the ever growi
  2. No bother Elton Always on e-bay buying stuff so in future will arive at e-bay via AN if it helps
  3. Strangest one I know of was when I was serving my time as a structural engineer in Glasgow (28 years ago!). A friend in the drawing office had a brother who owned a farm on the island of Islay. It was being over run with rabbits and Davie organised a weekend for a few of us to go shoot as many of the pests as we could manage over a long weekend. We paired off and I was with Davy himself. Each pair headed off in different directions for both safety reasons and for maximum coverage. We had a good day, eliminating many of the problem bunnies and, what with the weight of the carcases etc,
  4. After getting all of Pope Benedict's luggage loaded into the limo, and He doesn't travel light, the driver notices that the Pope is still standing on the curb 'Excuse me, Your Holiness,' says the driver, 'Would you please take your seat so we can leave?' 'Well, to tell you the truth,' says the Pope, 'they never let me drive at the Vatican, and I'd really like to drive today.' 'I'm sorry but I cannot let you do that. I'd lose my job! And what if something should happen?' protests the driver, wishing he'd never gone to work that morning. 'There might be something extra i
  5. Youre getting none of my fur Newt. I'm getting to that aga where the little I've got is precious and needed for the dreaded Comb Over
  6. Ah! My suspicions have now been confirmed. I always thought this forum was full of Pheasant Pluckers.
  7. Audiograbber is freeware. Google it and you can download it for free I've used it for years with no probs.
  8. I watched the Irish news on RTE last night and they showed clips of the 50 foot waves. They also showed surfers surfing in on the waves. These guys are NUTS! Chance in a lifetime was how they justified it.
  9. I work in Ireland and fly between Dublin and Glasgow 3 times a month. Dublin Airport securuity takes some beating. I was behind a gentleman in the queue who had a stunt kite he had bought for his son. They made him open it and remove the string as it could be used as a weapon. In the shop through security they were selling the same item complete with string. When politely asked why, the security got quite stroppy and just argued that those were the rules. At Glasgow Airport, during the Ryder cup week in Ireland, I came into security to hear a guard saying firmly to an elderly American coup
  10. Speaking as a Scot, residing in Southern Ireland for the last few years, I have absolutely no problem with the flying of the cross of St George. I think it should be flown a lot more than I see it now. I always think that the English are scared to make a show of national identity in case it offends someone. The English have a lot to be proud of and have given the world many great things which they should celebrate. It almost seems that the people in power are more worried about upsetting minorities than celebrating Englishness. The union flag is not the English flag even although some
  11. I worked in the Whisky industry for many years and am not overly fond of blended whiskey. I have always been a dedicated single malt man. I was sent to do the surveying on a new project I was to manage at "Bushmills" in Northern Ireland and was, as usual, furnished with a glass of the product. It was so much smoother than the blends from my native land I'm sorry to admit. The reason for this, if your into the technicalities, is that the Irish whiskey is triple distilled as oppposed to Scotch which is usually only double distilled. The third distillation removes more of the Fusel Oils
  12. Gonna miss your Pithy replies on here which make good reading. Watch out for Judy wanting to take out your stiches. Speedy recovery mate and as we say in Glasgow "Aw Ra Best"
  13. Like everyone else on here I'm wishing the little one a speedy recovery. As kids of her age are still growing, and full of that energy, she should recover quicker from the op quicker than those of you who love and cherish her probably will. Wishing her and all her family the best
  14. I was actually given a painting by an Artist friend of my daughter as a Christmas present last year. All because I said I liked it. He is also an Irish artist though he is based in Glasgow
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