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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFogie View Post
    Don't forget that it takes two to tango. Most HGV drivers I see on motorways should not be allowed anywhere near one! They tank along in convoy inches from the one in front, pull out without signals or consideration etc., etc., yet they sit up higher than anyone else giving them an presidented view of the road in front but they still manage to kill folks broken down on the hardshoulder.
    In my opinion there is very little excuse for hitting an animal the size of a horse on a motorway - galloping towards you around a bendy lane maybe - a motorway no. Not even in the dark.
    Agree100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankster View Post
    Agree100%
    I find it difficult to disagree with someone who doesn't exist.

    For those who haven't noticed, OF joined forum a month ago, stormed straight into being a prolific poster and attempts to raise an argument on pretty much every thread he joins. His latest one is to say that his wife, who apparently looks like Cher while he resembles Patrick Swayze, thinks that the taxi rapist's victims deserved it for being drunk.

    I'm still waiting for an answer to how he saw Quorn made in an oil refinery

    If he isn't a troll he's a pretty offensive idiot at times , guys, don't rise to it unless you think it's fun (which I do).


    PS I have driven an HGV on motorways many times and I would always kill a horse before swerving and risking killing a human. In fact I would go as far as to say that I would deliberately hold my line and my speed, if I had the presence of mind in the moment, in order to kill the horse so that it didn't run into anyone else's path and go through the windscreen of a lower height car and kill the occupants.
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  3. #23

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    i was a trucker for 10 years and find the original statement very silly and am amazed to find someone else agreeing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycbm View Post
    I find it difficult to disagree with someone who doesn't exist.
    OMMMMMM ( imagine a Buddha comtemplating).

    ..... OF joined forum a month ago, stormed straight into being a prolific poster
    Jeez - 11,000 + posts in two years and you call me prolific?

    .....attempts to raise an argument on pretty much every thread he joins.....
    Er hmmm.... I usually join one already well started.

    .... that his wife, who apparently looks like Cher while he resembles Patrick Swayze,
    I reckon it's pretty fair to say that my wife looked like this:-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BERd61bDY7k - not a lookalike but similar. To be fair Swayze was far more dashing than I've ever been - I can't dance to save my life but could probably stand my ground with a calavry sabre.

    ..... the taxi rapist's victims deserved it for being drunk.
    No! I did NOT say that, neither did my wife - but she does take a very dim view of gross drunkenness (of anyone ) particularly young women.

    I'm still waiting for an answer to how he saw Quorn made in an oil refinery
    I was able to see protein being made in an oil refinery because that's where the damn stuff was - it used to be only for cows and was labelled up Liquid Paraffin Animal Protein by the Bibby company as far as I can remember. Quorn uses very similar recovered fungii - the original adverts used to include a voice over that said "it's made from a tiny relative of the mushroom" and so it is. I reckon Ester might know more.

    .... he's a pretty offensive idiot at times....
    and at others - I'm a pussy cat.

    PS I have driven an HGV on motorways many times and I would always kill a horse before swerving and risking killing a human. In fact I would go as far as to say that I would deliberately hold my line and my speed, if I had the presence of mind in the moment, in order to kill the horse so that it didn't run into anyone else's path and go through the windscreen of a lower height car and kill the occupants.
    That's all well and good but in the Highway Code I read in 1964 it said - keep to a speed from which you can safely stop in the distance you can see and this incudes motorways. I can see the M25 from my upstairs windows and invariably there is far less than one vehicle's length in between herds of HGV - they could be circus elephants trunk to tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycbm View Post
    I find it difficult to disagree with someone who doesn't exist.

    For those who haven't noticed, OF joined forum a month ago, stormed straight into being a prolific poster .
    This bits could also apply to "Keith Beef" who is suddenly posting everywhere too - how odd, two new male prolific posters at the same time
    Three greyhounds are not enough..... I miss you so much Islay greyhound, always the most beautiful girl in the world

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    ^^^^ Yeah, I know, and to date, neither of them banned!

    Alec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFogie View Post
    …….. - I can't dance to save my life but could probably stand my ground with a calavry sabre. …….. .
    Now that may well prove to be of use on here — when logic fails, what else is there left?

    Alec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lévrier View Post
    This bits could also apply to "Keith Beef" who is suddenly posting everywhere too - how odd, two new male prolific posters at the same time
    I'm not posting everywhere, you know... Just threads that I find interesting and where I either have a question to ask or where I have something to get off my chest.

    If ever you think I'm wrong or offensive or objectionable, please feel free to join in.

    I assure you, I'm not thin-skinned, I don't take offense easily and I don't bear a grudge.

    (After writing that, I just checked up and I admit that both OF and I joined in December 2017 and that at the time of posting OF is at 169 posts and I'm at 218 posts...)
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    I’m very pleased for you that you have those attributes, they will come in useful on the forum at some point I’m sure when you’ve been around as long as I have (long before 2012 incidentally) you tend to notice trends emerging with a certain cynicism, so it is always nice to be proved wrong
    Three greyhounds are not enough..... I miss you so much Islay greyhound, always the most beautiful girl in the world

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    Default Re: Horses killed on M4

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFogie View Post
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    That's all well and good but in the Highway Code I read in 1964 it said - keep to a speed from which you can safely stop in the distance you can see and this incudes motorways. I can see the M25 from my upstairs windows and invariably there is far less than one vehicle's length in between herds of HGV - they could be circus elephants trunk to tail.
    Have you ever asked why they drive like that? generally they trust each other and have similar braking ability. Im afraid if they leave a gap of any size some idiot in a car does unpredictable things in the gaps. Try asking a professional lorry driver some time it may enlighten you.

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