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by Tizer
18 Jun 2019, 09:12
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 699
Views: 58196

Re: Wildlife Corner

At the moment pigeons and seagulls are in the ascendency! :smile:
by Tizer
18 Jun 2019, 09:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1925
Views: 146855

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

In May we had:
`KPMG fined £5m over Co-operative Bank audit'
and now we see:
`SEC fines KPMG $50 million for cheating, calls misconduct "astonishing" '
LINK
by Tizer
18 Jun 2019, 09:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1366
Views: 107647

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

It now emerges that the FSA warned some years ago about the danger of providing sandwiches for hospital patients but then a year or so later it revoked the warning and said it was OK. The food regulators seem to be going the same way as the financial regulators - toothless! :smile:
by Tizer
18 Jun 2019, 08:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Ian, you know quite well I can't canvas all of the electorate or hold a general election, and I said Corbyn is `putting off many people', not `all people' or even `the majority of people'. But I do read widely and in depth and listen to many serious radio programmes and news stories. I often read an...
by Tizer
18 Jun 2019, 08:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4755
Views: 351992

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Whatever next?... `Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says' LINK `Samsung has advised owners of its latest TVs to run regular virus scans. A how-to video on the Samsung Support USA Twitter account demonstrates the more than a dozen remote-control button presses required to ac...
by Tizer
17 Jun 2019, 08:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3150
Views: 170048

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

In humans, civilised behaviour is just a thin film of polish on the heavy furniture of primitive animal behaviour below. We gave it a fresh coat of polish after the two world wars but it's wearing thin once again. :smile:
by Tizer
17 Jun 2019, 08:39
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Remember when people used to say `Hanging out the smalls'? :smile:
by Tizer
17 Jun 2019, 08:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm pleased to see Tom Watson stressing that we must stay in the EU and pushing for another referendum to break the deadlock. `Labour 'needs clear anti-Brexit position', says Tom Watson' LINK If Watson was the Labour leader and there was a General Election I'd vote Labour. It's Corbyn who is putting...
by Tizer
17 Jun 2019, 08:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1925
Views: 146855

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

Another piece of evidence for that... `Kier to cut 1,200 jobs as it seeks to cut costs' LINK `Troubled construction and services firm Kier has said it will cut 1,200 jobs to help make cost savings of £55m a year from 2021. The company will sell its homebuilding business, Kier Living, and will shut o...
by Tizer
16 Jun 2019, 07:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3150
Views: 170048

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I seem to recall my education telling me that gender was a grammatical term for the distinction between masculine, feminine and neuter, whereas sex was the distinction between male, female hermaphrodite. Somewhere along the timeline the word gender started to be used in place of the word sex for the...
by Tizer
16 Jun 2019, 07:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Thank you ,bodger. You're welcome. It's comforting to know that you'll probably sleep more soundly in your bed tonight in the knowledge that you won't be catching Ebola when you go out in the morning! :extrawink: The Telegraph's cartoon today shows a father opening a card from his son that says `Wo...
by Tizer
16 Jun 2019, 07:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Right again, Gloria. Almost exactly 100 years ago John `Jack' Alcock and Arthur `Teddy' Brown made the first non-stop flight over the Atlantic, 1,890 miles in 15 hours and 57 minutes - and carrying Twinkletoes and Lucky Jim, the two cat toy mascots. Brown came from the posh Chorlton-cum-Hardy area o...
by Tizer
15 Jun 2019, 15:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Oh well done, Gloria! You've got a major part of the answer there. Yes, they are the lucky black cat toys of the two Manchester men I mentioned above. Now, who were the men and what made them famous? :smile:
by Tizer
15 Jun 2019, 09:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

You're not alone, Sue. I don't think anybody fully understands the issue now and, as others say here, there's a lot of lying and misinformation going on. The BBC has this on its web site this morning: `The Daily Telegraph reports on what it calls a "secret plan" to ensure that only Mr Johnson's name...
by Tizer
15 Jun 2019, 08:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4009
Views: 190437

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

This medical matter concerns animals but is relevant to humans because it concerns the food supply - but it's very good news. `Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab' LINK `Scientists have destroyed the UK's laboratory stocks of a virus that once caused devastating cattle lo...
by Tizer
15 Jun 2019, 08:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1366
Views: 107647

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Good point Tiz. Remember the condemned meat scandals and the horse-burgers? The defence used by the supermarkets was that they had to trust their suppliers. In the current `Listeria in hospital sandwiches' issue the hospitals blame it on the suppliers and the Chilled Foods Association blames it on ...
by Tizer
15 Jun 2019, 08:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The WHO guidelines for burial of Ebola victims are detailed and rigorous as shown in this article: `12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims' LINK I guess that burial is used because there are no crematorium facilities near where the victims are located. For something lighter see this: `Week in picture...
by Tizer
15 Jun 2019, 08:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

As far as I know these images are not directly linked with ice cream or jam. Keeping on racking your brains. Here's a clue - the answer concerns two Manchester men. :smile:
by Tizer
14 Jun 2019, 15:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

MPs close to Johnson say Lynton Crosby, the Australian election guru who helped him to two mayoral victories, is not officially on board the campaign but speaks to Johnson daily on the phone and is a very close friend. Boris Johnson is also matey with Trump and Farage - imagine those three together...
by Tizer
14 Jun 2019, 15:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91540

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Let's have a look at some facts: There are roughly 400 parts per million CO 2 in the air. Nature produces 97% of that and human activity is responsible for the other 3%, that's all farming, industry, mining and transport. And the governments of the World are going to tax the hell out of you to redu...
by Tizer
14 Jun 2019, 11:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Rod Stewart has just been interviewed - he says he will enable Brexit... Well, I guess Rod Stewart might be a better PM than the lot of them, including Rory Stewart! :smile: Ian I agree entirely. The damage done already will take 50 years to fix, throw your own guess at post-Boris.... I agree fully...
by Tizer
14 Jun 2019, 10:55
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 699
Views: 58196

Re: Wildlife Corner

This year, for example, two breeding pairs of greater spotted woodpeckers, several members of the tit family and at least two pairs of goldfinches, blackbirds, robins, wrens and chaffinches make up most of the rest. This year I seem to have acquired some house sparrows ... That's great, well done! ...
by Tizer
14 Jun 2019, 10:50
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4755
Views: 351992

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Ian, in your comparisons of prices and costs have you factored in the fee for cancellation of your present contract if you move? It can sometimes be very high. Watch out for any of them dragging you into a very long contract too.
by Tizer
14 Jun 2019, 10:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge' LINK `Archaeologists have discovered that some Scottish crannogs are thousands of years older than previously thought. Crannogs were fortified settlements constructed on artificial islands in lochs. It was thought they were first built in the Iron Age,...
by Tizer
14 Jun 2019, 10:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1448
Views: 107283

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

`Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail' LINK Laura Gerrish, a geographical information systems and mapping specialist at the British Antarctic Survey, has created a superb up-to-date map of Greenland that help track changes and be great for polar scientists. The reverse of the map is...

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