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Dec 3rd 2007, 1:25 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Greatest football player for your club

Chelsea - Peter Osgood. Gillingham - David Peach ( later Southampton). Really haven't seen many games of either team since I moved here in 1979.
Forum: USA
Oct 18th 2007, 2:05 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,942
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Any Brits in Naples area?

Thanks. I'm a Realtor here in Atlanta so I have made some connections down there already. Chances are if we move - big if still - it will be in the Fort Myers area or the towns north of Naples....
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2007, 2:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,942
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Any Brits in Naples area?

Yes. I used to travel that territory a few years ago. Love the winters.....but I'm no fan of heat and humidity.Summers here in Atlanta can be tough. My wife seems to thrive in the high heat tho' so I...
Forum: USA
Oct 16th 2007, 7:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,942
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Any Brits in Naples area?

Possibly we'll be there soon ourselves. My wife is considering a job offer there and I'm self employed so could be on for Spring 08. I'd be surprised if there weren't any there besides you.
Oct 16th 2007, 7:44 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 5,271
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Walmart - the end of an era

[QUOTE=Tracym;5432761]It's not so much not caring.

As far as capping litigation, well I dunno. There's a balance between not having ridiculous awards, and discouraging doctors from being careless...
Oct 14th 2007, 9:41 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 5,271
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Walmart - the end of an era

[QUOTE=Tracym;5424040]So what's the answer? Outlaw large stores? Outlaw low prices?

The answer in communities that realise the threat of WalMart is to do what many have - fight it at the...
Oct 14th 2007, 9:30 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 9,408
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Remember the old TV ads and jingles?

Back in the 70's Smith's Crisps had a huge share of the market - probably close to 90%. I worked for Ross Foods, a div of Imperial Tobacco and they also owned a large potato operation nr Peterborough...
Oct 14th 2007, 4:29 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 9,408
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Remember the old TV ads and jingles?

Exceedingly good cakes..... remember the Hovis TV ad? Kid's dad was a baker. When the smell of the fresh bread wafted up into his bedroom.......
" I knew it were ready and time to gerrup" Can't do...
Oct 14th 2007, 4:21 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 5,271
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Walmart - the end of an era

What's the price of low prices to the community? The small stores die leaving boarded up stores on Main Street. There are then less jobs overall and mostly at lower wages with weak or non-existent...
Oct 14th 2007, 4:02 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 9,408
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Remember the old TV ads and jingles?

Hamlet Cigar ads were a classic.....
An ex-boss of mine created the campaign for Strand cigarettes in the 60's (?). The theme was "you're never alone with a Strand" and the TV commercial showed a...
Oct 13th 2007, 8:05 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 9,408
Posted By David Richardson

Remember the old TV ads and jingles?

My favorite ad as a kid in the UK was for Farrow's Canned Peas. The peas came tumbling down a slide and rushed through a grill presumably into the canning plant. The larger peas were stopped short by...
Oct 13th 2007, 7:54 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By David Richardson

Re: New BBC News

Were there any?
Oct 13th 2007, 7:47 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 5,271
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Walmart - the end of an era

Wonder how much impact groups like 'Wake Up Walmart' had in this? There were several activist groups fighting Walmart expansion and wage policies etc...not to mention several class action lawsuits...
Sep 24th 2007, 12:32 am
Replies: 73
Views: 2,105
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Select a Candidate for 2008

I knew it - Kucinich also. Dennis is the closest thing to a genuine lefty in Congress. The rest are essentially centrists.
Forum: USA
Sep 19th 2007, 1:15 am
Replies: 398
Views: 14,789
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Help wanted WW2!

Well I think it's common knowledge that many Members of Congress and other Americans didn't want to be involved in 'Europe's War' from the beginning - 1939 for us, remember? There were many...
Forum: USA
Sep 18th 2007, 6:17 pm
Replies: 398
Views: 14,789
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Help wanted WW2!

Do a google search - FDR/threat of impeachment - and you'll discover the GOP openly discussed it to punish FDR for talking with Winston Churchill pre-war about Hitler and the setting up of an...
Forum: USA
Sep 17th 2007, 11:07 pm
Replies: 398
Views: 14,789
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Help wanted WW2!

Rob, tell them U-Boats were circling 10 miles off Manhattan before the US even came into the war. Imagine if the UK had capitulated as easily as the French that might have left Hitler with much more...
Forum: USA
Sep 1st 2007, 3:31 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 77,115
Posted By David Richardson

Re: US House Prices

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Are they overbuilding at all in your neck of the woods? They have done so here in my town, IMHO, which is a bedroom community for Savannah. They built what COULD have been an attractive condo...
Forum: USA
Sep 1st 2007, 1:22 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 77,115
Posted By David Richardson

Re: US House Prices

It may be "Buyer's Market" in that there are less buyers than sellers, but that doesn't equate to it being the "good time to buy" that realtors love to claim. In fact, with prices relative to income...
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 1st 2007, 1:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By David Richardson

Re: The Richest (and Poorest) Places in the U.S.

The typical Maryland household earned $65,144 in 2006, propelling it past New Jersey, which came in second with earnings of $64,470, but had led the nation in 2005. Connecticut finished in third...
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 1st 2007, 1:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Will anyone notice-a sad loss.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents,Truth and Trust,his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility and his son Reason.He is survived by his three stepbrothers, 'I know my rights',...
Aug 31st 2007, 12:25 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 4,614
Posted By David Richardson

Re: Princess Diana - 10 years on...

[QUOTE=derbyflan;5255992]The Brit media is full of the memories surrounding the death of Diana on its 10 year-anniversary today.

Every TV station including cable outlets like FAUX News and MSNBC...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2007, 1:49 am
Replies: 70
Views: 77,115
Posted By David Richardson

Re: US House Prices

Another time had an agreed sale price 100k below the builder's asking price (Former model home too).

Former model home - often among the last to get listed and usually close to the front, for...
Forum: USA
Aug 27th 2007, 9:54 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 77,115
Posted By David Richardson

Re: US House Prices

[We bought new 18 months ago. About 8 months after us, friends signed for an identical house, on a smaller lot (approx 4000' smaller), we've got waterfront, they havent. They paid approx 15% more...
Aug 25th 2007, 7:03 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 4,794
Posted By David Richardson

Re: 3 British soldiers killed in "Friendly Fire"

My father, WW2 British Army vet, delighted in telling the following joke but said it had a ring of truth to it.....
When the Germans bombed, the British ducked - when the British bombed, the Germans...
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