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Some mugs still think the MMR injection gives children autism (it doesn't), while others are of the belief that we're ruled by billionaire lizard people. Tell us about views outside the mainstream which people go glassy eyed if you bang on about them (Your grandad's a racist - no need to tell us, thanks)

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(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 12:06)
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All Farmers are C**Ts

Having just got back from a walking holiday where we had to contend with footpaths that were blocked/closed/hidden/destroyed.

Tourism brings more cash to these areas than agriculture so they should jolly well stand round with a straw in their mouths and offer sage advice while our dogs chase the funny white wooly animals.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 11:42, 23 replies)
They do offer sage advice,
"Keep off our footpaths."
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 11:43, closed)
They do offer sage advice:
"That's not just for stuffing, it also goes well with pork"

Sometimes they offer thymely advice:
"Goes well with rabbit"
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 11:54, closed)
Heh, they saw you cumin

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 11:58, closed)
See also grazing cows on fields with footpaths through them.
People have been injured and killed due to this yet farmers still do not fence off footpaths to prevent cows trampling people.
These rights of way have been around hundreds of years, usually before said farmer's family bought the land, yet they seem to think the public are somehow intruding on their land by using them.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 11:56, closed)
If you are going to use footpaths and rights of way you have to accept that Farmers will still use those fields for anything they need. If you want to go trekking though a field of cattle then that is your problem, not the farmers. If they tried putting fences up (which could in some instances involve cutting a field in half) then it wouldn't be long before another group of angry ramblers came complaining of that, like with Clarkson on the Isle of Man.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 17:20, closed)
I'm not sure how qualified your typical farmer is to recommend accounting software for your business.

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 11:59, closed)
oh HO!

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 12:00, closed)

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 12:31, closed)
Tourism does probably bring in more foreign earnings than farming
but most of that is earned in London, so no, it doesn't bring more cash than agriculture to these areas.

The tourism industry will probably survive your boycott.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 12:02, closed)
How about not trespassing in future?

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 12:08, closed)
There are these things called "rights of way".
They've been there for hundreds of years in most cases.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 12:23, closed)
And they're bollocks.

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 13:08, closed)
No, they an established legal fact.
They existed long before farmer twat decided to obstruct them and a lot of them will exist after farmer twat has died and his offspring have sold the farm to property developers for a housing estate.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 13:58, closed)
An established legal fact since 2000 for largely uncultivated land.
Or since the mid 19th century for the vast majority of public rights of way. This certainly pre-dates agriculture and enclosure ... you massive fucking bellend.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 15:52, closed)
Rights of way predate the 2000 act by a few hundred years.
Walk around any old town and you'll notice them -- sometimes splitting buildings in the most incongruous ways.
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 22:22, closed)
Yeah. Well done on your apparent inability to read plain English.

(, Wed 1 May 2013, 8:05, closed)
There's one in Soho that they built a restaurant across
I have friends who take every opportunity to walk through it
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 16:10, closed)
Oh, I forgot, Soho has no alleyways.
There aren't any buildings with small passageways beside them either, are there?
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 22:23, closed)
"I have friends"
Ahahahahaha. This has to be the winner.
(, Wed 1 May 2013, 8:06, closed)
Anything that annoys ramblers, is fine by me.

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 14:29, closed)
Hedgerow rape?

(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 16:09, closed)
If you insist.
*presents *
(, Tue 30 Apr 2013, 20:13, closed)
It's the ramblers' fault
or, specifically, the fault of the Ramblers Association, who are a bunch of extremists with a local busybody mentality who really need to get a fucking life.

I used to work in a racehorse training establishment. There was a footpath right through the middle of the stable complex. So ramblers would come along in groups of 20-30, and walk through the middle of the yard, stopping to pat the horses. Sometimes they would bring bits of carrot and apple to give the horses a treat. Nice of them and I've no problem with ordinary people enjoying their day out.

The trouble is we were petrified that some unwitting daytripper or little kid would stuff, say, a bit of chocolate into a horse's mouth in an attempt to be friendly. Chocolate contains substances like caffeine that are banned for competition horses and there would have been serious problems if a post-race drug test had come back positive.

So, obviously, we asked to divert the footpath so it went around, rather than through, the main yard. And the fucking Ramblers Association objected. Why? Because it is their stupid, iron-headed policy to object to any application to divert a footpath, irrespective of the circumstances.

And so we glared and yelled at these poor harmless anorak-clad wombles like the worst kind of 'Get orrff moi laaand' stereotype. They probably thought we were all cunts. Totally avoidable scenario.
(, Wed 1 May 2013, 23:05, closed)

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