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Message 103792 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 21:07:15 UTC - in response to Message 103787.  

Darwinism. Enuf said.
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Message 103793 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 21:43:28 UTC - in response to Message 103787.  

Having at one time totally denounced the idea, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now floating the idea of vaccine passports. While I have no objection to them myself, I do see the main plus side as being no rowdy teenagers in pubs.
I ain't getting a vaccine just to be allowed in somewhere. I'll either get a fake passport or boycott the establishment. I already boycott any shop which insists I wear a mask.
Death wish?
Wants to Alpha Test SARS CoV2 And we do need some Alpha testers so the Darwin Awards committee has some work to do.
I don't wear a seatbelt or wear a cycle helmet either. There has to be a higher risk before I take precautions with anything.

Professionals such as pilots and race car drivers do, but surely you know better.
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Message 103794 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 21:50:14 UTC

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Message 103796 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 23:22:32 UTC - in response to Message 103794.  

contrarian
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disagreed with by most people, or liking to express opinions that most people disagree with:

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a bad penny, a minority of one, bad apple, eccentricity, extremism, heathen, heretic, iconoclast, infidel, troll, jackass
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Message 103798 - Posted: 2 Apr 2021, 10:53:32 UTC

1 valid UK passport
2 to be a resident of Great Britain - there’s a different service in Northern Ireland
3 to pay £14 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron or Delta debit or credit card (there’s no fee if you’re over 70 or have a medical short period licence)
4 addresses of where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
5 your current driving licence (if you do not have your licence you must say why in your application)
6 your National Insurance number (if you know it)
7 to not be disqualified from driving

2 - 6 decades
3 - No problem
4 - No problem
5 - No problem
6 - No problem
7 - No problem

Thought I'd save time & money by renewing licence online.
No chance & all because no No 1. :-(
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Message 103801 - Posted: 2 Apr 2021, 11:04:35 UTC - in response to Message 103798.  

Thought I'd save time & money by renewing licence online.
No chance & all because no No 1. :-(


That one would catch me out at the moment. Something I need to think about before February next year.
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Message 103802 - Posted: 2 Apr 2021, 11:23:49 UTC - in response to Message 103801.  

From what I understand on the website, they use the photo from your passport so you do not need o provide a new photo.
There is a big flaw with that.
What if one renews one licence & passport in the same year but passport renewed after licence? They're both 10 year docs.
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Message 103803 - Posted: 2 Apr 2021, 12:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 103802.  

Yup, I hit that one from the other side. I'd kept my paper driving licence for many years - the one I got in about 1976 said it was valid until 2022, so I took them at their word! (Swapped it a couple of times when I changed address, but stuck with paper).

Visited the USA in 2019, and thought I might want to hire a car, so getting with the 21st. century seemed like a good idea. Found that I could convert online, precisely because I had a passport. I authorised them to reach across from the DVLA database to the Passport Office database, and grab that photo.

Strange thing is, that my passport photo is horribly insecure. It was taken in an automated booth in a Post Office (£5.00 - ker-ching), and sent off by post. No verification needed for a renewal: it could have been anyone, though I suppose they checked it against the one I'd sent them 10 years earlier.

Later that year I signed up for my free 'seniors' bus pass, expecting to use another of the same batch of photos from the machine. Went to the bus station just opposite the Post Office, filled out the form, showed them where I lived and when I was born. Photo? Just stand there, she said. Fiddled with the webcam perched on top of her computer monitor. and the job was done. No charge, it's definitely verified as the same person who provided the documents - and it's a much better photo!
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Message 103813 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 4:27:41 UTC - in response to Message 103803.  

Almost reminds me of over here, but DMV here always took a photo. First paper license was actually a color print, even said Kodak on the back! Typewriter on paper extension card but you had to carry the photo one too. Got to the end of the extensions and they had me stand in line for another photo color print one. Forgotten exactly when but they said must come in and then it was a plastic card, but they kept the digital photo on file. Several replacements, same photo. Then out of the blue, you must come in because we want to do an eye test. Came in, forked over the fee, stand in this other line for a photo and we'll send it in the post. Never did the eye test. Most recent however had to get a "real ID." Scan and e-mail a couple of utility bills, birth certificate, SS card and fee. Well, they at least had you bring the paper copies so a human could look at them.
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Message 103814 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 6:00:38 UTC - in response to Message 103813.  

Always struck me as odd, you needed a certificate to prove you were born.
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Message 103819 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 13:07:45 UTC - in response to Message 103814.  

LOL.
Great for proof of age though.
Shortly before my 18th, asked the old woman for mine. Cheeky bitch asked why I wanted it.
When I got it a month later, saw why.
I wasn't registered at birth. How she got away with that I don't know.
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Message 103835 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 18:37:46 UTC - in response to Message 103829.  

Ah, so in your world, a 12 year old can drive a 44 ton vehicle.
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Message 103840 - Posted: 4 Apr 2021, 6:46:24 UTC - in response to Message 103829.  

No birth, no vote, no say, isn't that called slavery?
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Message 103847 - Posted: 5 Apr 2021, 13:07:23 UTC

It's snowing. Brrrr.
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