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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Will your travel insurance cover the extra costs?
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Congrats! It's also good that the progressive french give their female cops smaller and lighter guns, in case the proper ones get a bit heavy... 😂😂
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    HOW DARE YOU ASSUME MY GENDER?
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    When I was a cop we had first aid refreshers every year. I first started and it was putting asters on and doing triangular bandages and how to dress a head wound. We hardly treated folk for such, and called ambo if someone got hurt on our watch... My last one, we turned up and the instructor said 'you know the basics, no one forgets, but you never use them. Society is changing and you really just nee dto learn to put Israeli bandages and tourniquets on. I can't teach you because it's not policy, but look in to it.' It's true. Anything serious I went to was a stabbing, and I carried said kit. Not for the scrotes that were fighting, but for me or colleagues that got hurt... That said, we got CPR and defib training which can be a true lifesaver. Do that if you can. Basic first aid should be taught to kids though, as agreed, and refreshers for society introduced too. People should have the skills to help people. My wife and I came across an old guy with a head wound on our honeymoon. He had fallen, and some random young folk (20s ish) had seen it but were clueless and had no kit. We were in the lakes and out with walking kit so I got the 1st aid kit out and patched him and assessed him, gave advice and he was ok. My wife had not really seen that side of me and said she was clueless as she's never been trained. Everyone should be. Edit, hedge and stunt replied while I was waffling...!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Cheers. Sounds hurty...
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Thanks. Hope she get sorted!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That sucks. Do you mind disclosing what she's been diagnosed with? I've never heard of a requirement for orange lenses, and dad was an optician.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Then congratulations bud!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Genuine first world problem, but my brand new smartphone is absolutely atrocious. Don't buy a pixel 4, guys. The reviews are accurate, but mine was pre-order. The camera is excellent, and that's about it. Really poor battery life and terrible WiFi reception. The swiping between apps is clunky, keyboard is a hair's breadth too small so typing isn't fun, and it's laggy when trying to punctuate. Screen brightness doesn't always go high enough either. I'm sure there's more, but really don't bother if you were considering one. Volume settings are cob too. Lastly, my fault for assuming it had, but you can't expand the memory, which it terrible as it only has 64gb on board. Well, 53 in reality...
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Forgive my ignorance, what happens at Westbury?
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    Glove recommendations

    If impacts from bb's are taking months to disappear - or not going away at all - I would be seeking medical advice... Gloves such as mechanix M pacts will help, but I've had 500fps shots to the bare hand at point blank (don't ask, was a long time ago in a safe zone and I almost made him eat his sniper rifle...) And that drew blood but was fine after a week or so. I really do suggest getting it looked at.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Fair enough!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Same thing as work to rule?
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    I get a bit of stick about it at work! No effs given though, it's a really good car!
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Nothing as manly as those alpha male cars, you cheeky person It's a Suzuki Vitara... Mock all you want. It's cheap, good on fuel, actually drives well (carwow agrees), under warranty in case things break, and a huge fanny magnet* *One of these may be a fun. I also have been known to wear pink clothes, but all of this is because I am secure in my sexuality!
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Life ain't bad at the moment. 7 year wedding anniversary tomorrow, and away for a long weekend without child and dogs next weekend to celebrate. Favourite restaurant booked along with hopefully decent accommodation. Been buying frivolities too. New EDC knife which I'm very impressed with. A touch stiff to open, but carries nicely, and looks pretty. Also bagged a watch I've lusted after for years, no longer available. Got it new from someone's collection they were thinning. New phone too, which is.... Strange. Contract was up and I took a punt away from Sony which I've had various for many years. It's a pixel 4. Battery is *edit, pants*, but the night sight camera is good. Meh. Doubt I'll have another though. It's good, but not great. Can't put my finger on it. Getting a 'free' (ha!) Chromebook along with it too though, which will be used. Still love my (hairdressers) car. Great on fuel, nice to drive. Android auto is good, and after 2 years I'm still happy I have a 'new' car. I need 4 new tyres though, gah... Family is good. My son is a happy, intelligent and caring little boy who wanted to join his beaver troop today to acknowledge the sacrifices made by people he doesn't really understand about yet. His moral compass is strong, seemingly without having ideals forced upon him. His friends are the same, so it's not us telling him what to do. It was his choice. Wife is great, and as always a smoking hot fox. I'm definitely punching there. I'm genuinely a lucky b'stard. Job is still good. We are still busy, and they are making me work for my pay rise but I'm liking that. It's a new challenge which I needed as I was starting to stagnate I think. As you may tell, I've had a dash of booze tonight, but that ain't bad either. Sunday roast with said family, all very wholesome! I really can't grumble. I even have a sideline in making bespoke items for people which means I get to play with dangerous tools in the garage and generally *albartroth* about. It's all good.
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    1:1 PEQ-2 replica?

    Again, I wasn't trying to be an *albartroth*. I was thinking 'if it's on a QR mount then there's no issue'. I didn't consider paint jobs, realism etc!
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    1:1 PEQ-2 replica?

    Not trying to be an *albartroth*, but if you already have 2, can you just not swap one around onto your gun of choice?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The world is a nice place. The media put a downer on it, but don't report the good stuff. Can you jump in your car and travel the country for a bit? Casual work for food money, camping kit in the boot (trunk)? Any family or friends you can stay with further away so you can depressurise? Even just being out on your own. I enjoy that sometimes to just recharge.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That sucks bud. One of my dogs suffered from this a few times and we were worried sick. It turns out he was prone to prostate inflammations which caused swelling and put pressure on the spinal chord. We had him neutered and the problem went away. Not trying to give false hope, but it may be something to look in to. He was a pup when it was happening, and is now just over 7 and he's not had an incident since. I'm hoping you were looking at a Glock for the dog. If you thought about it for you, please don't. I know it's easy to say from thousands of miles away as an anonymous internet person but please have a look for help if you're thinking like that. Even anonymous phone lines like the Samaritans. Give them a call. I have seen first hand how doing just that can help people with dark thoughts. People have turned themselves around, and opening up is the first step. Don't hold on to things. It's like shaking a new bottle of coke up and not opening the cap. It will explode. Slowly loosening the cap and letting some out takes the pressure off. Honestly, it does.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Not sure if serious...!
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    Looking for info of a UK anti terror unit

    Merging forces/trusts would mean a huge group of people to be managed, and there are far too many bosses now who think they should be the chief. Internal politics wouldn't allow it. Add to that that some forces are wealthier than others through things like council tax, and the richer ones would effectively have reduced funding so wouldn't sign up.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Ring them up and get a replacement. Don't take any , it's knackered. Immodium works. Not ideal, but it works.
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    Looking for info of a UK anti terror unit

    Glad to help! I don't think the red is used now, but I could be wrong. I've not seen it for a while though. I think it was just a London thing too, not national 😀
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    Looking for info of a UK anti terror unit

    I'm guessing you're thinking of a HART. Not many images from a quick search, but I found this. https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/news/ambulance-specialists-leading-the-way-in-training-for-challenging-major-incidents/1923 Would that be the colour?
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