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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by paulinfrance - November 17, 2020, 15:37:30 pm
Quote from: Tabsdad on November 17, 2020, 13:55:15 pmVery true, rarely do people join at the minimum age as a first job.

I did, 15 years old for my apprenticeship,,, around a year later I realised that it wasn't for me, :-X ,
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by Tabsdad - November 17, 2020, 14:08:22 pm
So what's the answer?
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by PDR - November 17, 2020, 14:04:59 pm
Quote from: Tabsdad on November 17, 2020, 13:51:32 pm.....an excuse for what?

That is indeed the question.

PDR
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by Tabsdad - November 17, 2020, 13:55:15 pm
Quote from: paulinfrance on November 17, 2020, 13:43:57 pmAre you sure,,, people don't leave school any more to become one of the above jobs, but change their job when the find that it's not what they expected them to be,,

Very true, rarely do people join at the minimum age as a first job.
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by Tabsdad - November 17, 2020, 13:51:32 pm
.....an excuse for what?
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by paulinfrance - November 17, 2020, 13:43:57 pm
Quote from: PDR on November 17, 2020, 12:30:02 pmWe don't use recognition police, fire and health workers in the UK...

PDR

Are you sure,,, people don't leave school any more to become one of the above jobs, but change their job when the find that it's not what they expected them to be,,


oh dear I give up with rewhatsit,, too much jeremy Kyle and sky tv,,
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by PDR - November 17, 2020, 13:41:37 pm
Quote from: SMF on November 17, 2020, 13:30:58 pmI can answer that one easily.

People admire what he has achieved but do not want his political views rammed down their throats. Simple as that.

Sadly this is demonstrably untrue. Lewis's achievements have been ridiculed and belittled for many years, but he has only been using his fame to promote moral position since earlier this year. So for the general public this clearly cannot be the reason - just an excuse.

PDR
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by SMF - November 17, 2020, 13:30:58 pm
QuoteIf Lewis had this level of success as a footballist they'd be building shrines to him. I don't understand why he gets the negative reactions

I can answer that one easily.

People admire what he has achieved but do not want his political views rammed down their throats. Simple as that.

I now record the race, fast forward to the start, watch the race and then switch off when the flag drops. I have no desire to listen to any of the preamble, let alone what Hamilton has to say. Oh and I used to be a big fan having competed against him for many years on the karting circuit.
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by PDR - November 17, 2020, 12:30:02 pm
Quote from: paulinfrance on November 17, 2020, 11:20:43 amPolice, Firefighters and health workers get little recondition

We don't use reconditioned police, fire and health workers in the UK...

PDR
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Cars & motorsport / Re: Well Done Lewis!
Last post by paulinfrance - November 17, 2020, 11:20:43 am
Quote from: Tabsdad on November 17, 2020, 11:11:43 amNot quite sure why you brought up personal qualifications into this but as you have:

I have no Degrees or higher education......but (in the service of and in contribution to, the country I was born, live and am a citizen of and the community I have served, which is supposed to be what Honours are about) I have been under heavy, multiple, automatic weapon fire, petrol bombed, nail bombed spat at and verbally abused by the people I was sent to protect, have entered burning buildings to carry out rescues, cut seriously injured and traumatised people from wreckage and cleared body parts from railways and roads. I have never been recognised for it either financially nor on paper, neither have those in the same position as me. We will never even be considered for a Knighthood let alone offered one yet people place a  racing driver on a pedestal to admire and worship as a role model who chooses not to live here, is embarrassed by their citizenship and paid obscene sums of money for the privilege.
That for me reinforces the comment that people are indeed, wierd.



Yes so sad,  :-\ sing a song, kick a ball around, run a hundred yards, or worse still some of those idiot tv programs and as you said some people worship them, $%&  but the REAL Hero's, work in the shadows saving lives, keeping us safe, Police, Firefighters and health workers get little recognition,  :'' salary's or even respect,, :study:
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