Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

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Re: Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

Post by daviemck2006 » 22 Nov 2014, 14:06

I did wonder about taxing the puma instead of the c5 but puma is sold. Saves me needing to of then as well

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Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2014, 14:09

northern_mike wrote: He's since lost 11 stone and runs those crazy super-marathons!
Good on him =D>

I harbour a desire to complete a marathon one day...

Don't know if I ever will though but it's an aspiration...

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Re: Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

Post by MikeT » 22 Nov 2014, 14:42

Got my tax reminder earlier this month so checked the "new" purchase options as I usually buy it online but now I have to sign up to a direct debit contract so I checked the option of buying at the PO and that stated I needed to produce a current MOT certificate (which I couldn't find). However, I since learnt that wasn't strictly true (I guess they can check online) as I bought it over the counter with just the reminder.

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Re: Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Nov 2014, 15:24

Mum ran the London marathon in 2000, and managed to complete it despite both knees trying to let go. She encountered another runner close to the finish (with a couple of miles) who was also struggling (and not sure if she could make it), so Mum and she ended up supporting each other the rest of the way. Their finish time was about 6 and a half hours.

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Re: Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2014, 18:15

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Mum ran the London marathon in 2000.
Well done your mum James :-D

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Re: Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

Post by myglaren » 22 Nov 2014, 19:04

CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Mum ran the London marathon in 2000.
Well done your mum James :-D
Indeed. She sounds quite a remarkable lady.

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Post by myglaren » 22 Nov 2014, 19:06

addo wrote:I see they trot out the inevitable "it helps us fight terrorism" line. Yawn.

It's recently been espoused (by the McKinsey Institute) that the global cost of obesity exceeds the fiscal damage of war and terrorism. Where are the thousands of "slacker cams"?
The Register has some wise words to say about that.

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Re: Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Nov 2014, 19:07

myglaren wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Mum ran the London marathon in 2000.
Well done your mum James :-D
Indeed. She sounds quite a remarkable lady.
She is, even though she does not think so. She had to put up with me for several years, for a start!

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addo wrote:Just about the only people here who aren't blob-shaped are either meth users or models!
I don't know about that, where I live on the whole I don't see that many 'blob-shaped' Aussies. Not wishing to offend but I saw many more when I visited the USA.
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Re: Stupid car tax system needs some sense!

Post by Northern_Mike » 23 Nov 2014, 01:43

K-Pug wrote:
addo wrote:Just about the only people here who aren't blob-shaped are either meth users or models!
I don't know about that, where I live on the whole I don't see that many 'blob-shaped' Aussies. Not wishing to offend but I saw many more when I visited the USA
I went to Alabama and Pittsburgh, and apart from my tiny brother in law I was the smallest bloke I saw in the blob-shaped stakes.