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by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1592
Views: 124067

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

Barclay's boss Jes Staley finally got fined over a million pounds...but that's nothing to him, he's rolling in money. And his wife has more than he has, she's part of a South American rich family.
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2622
Views: 143111

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Remind me never to go to China! :laugh5:
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8304
Views: 346680

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Rumpole's wig? :smile:
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 306
Views: 31079

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

All made worse by the fact that we can expect more gated communities and therefore more private security forces. It's not only driven by people being made fearful for their safety; there's another driver and it relates to the troubles over freehold properties being hit with service charges. We've se...
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1509
Views: 96272

Re: Family Matters

Wow, a very impressive web site! We wish Susan great success with her venture - it sounds like a brilliant idea. :smile:
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:21
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hi
Replies: 20
Views: 163

Re: Just saying hi

The right choice Wendy. I'm sure China isn't upset and now understands the reasoning behind it. Thanks for looking after us! :smile:
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:15
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2473
Views: 123098

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

That's rather like the situation in the Somerset Levels after those floods a few years ago. They were in national news headlines and everybody thought any house in the levels was in danger of flooding. The truth is that most houses in the area are as safe as anywhere else, the problems are with the ...
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:11
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1252
Views: 89433

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

A couple of years ago I mentioned how atmospheric CFCs and the ozone hole were not disappearing as fast as expected and that the cause was thought to be increasing use of the chemicals in Asia. This is now confirmed. CFCs phased out in the West and supposedly banned from use in fridges, aerosols etc...
by Tizer
17 May 2018, 08:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8608
Views: 396628

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

...Too many private tenants are threatened with enormous charges and in my opinion it should be tested in law whether the landlords can get away with this. After all presumably they approved the installation in the first place so it is their responsibility. Saying they didn't know it was dangerous ...
by Tizer
16 May 2018, 09:16
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 74
Views: 956

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I think I put a link to this web page about old Blackburn picture houses on OG years ago but it's worth looking at again... Blackburn cinemas and theatres I'll take this opportunity to give a plug for Blackburn Library archives staff who are very helpful if you want any information on local or famil...
by Tizer
16 May 2018, 09:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2622
Views: 143111

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

When we take out library books or buy secondhand books we always give the covers a clean with a disinfectant wipe. Some are OK but its surprising how much gunge comes off some of the plastic covers.
by Tizer
16 May 2018, 09:07
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 884
Views: 71230

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Sounds like the name of a racehorse that's come to the end of its winning streak. :extrawink:
by Tizer
16 May 2018, 09:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1592
Views: 124067

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

...and applied to auditors too. Politicians should admit some responsibility too, they should be preventing these problems rather than simply crying foul in retrospect. And last but not least is the Great British Public who seem oblivious to what's going on and don't mind being `taken to the cleaner...
by Tizer
16 May 2018, 08:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1252
Views: 89433

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

A plant attacked by a pest can send a warning signal to a neighbouring plant which can then set up its defences in advance of attack. The signal can pass through the roots and the soil fungal mycorrhiza which acts a bit like the Internet. It can also emit a volatile molecular signal that passes thro...
by Tizer
16 May 2018, 08:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8608
Views: 396628

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Two things to be wary of... `Keyless cars causing dozens of deaths' `Dozens of people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide after failing to turn off the ignition on keyless cars, according to the New York Times. Its report found that 28 people had died and 45 others had suffered injuries since 2006...
by Tizer
15 May 2018, 09:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 885
Views: 73227

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Not quite...there are about 60 other Moggles, all members of a club called the ERG. In an article on the weekend Matthew Parris pointed out that the Brexiters have him as a leader whereas the Remainers don't have anyone to rally around. They need someone to take on the task but he says the trouble i...
by Tizer
15 May 2018, 09:10
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 74
Views: 956

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Sorry Russ, I should have made myself more clear. The author Catriona McPherson has a series of very good `detective type' novels featuring a lady called Dandy Gilver. They are all set in Scotland and they're good on social history background. The one titled `Bury Her Deep' has a background of child...
by Tizer
15 May 2018, 08:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2622
Views: 143111

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

A year ago I posted this warning about powerful illicit drugs being used in prisons and affecting the prison staff: LINK Now we have this news about NHS nurses being affected... 'Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses' BBC This story mostly relates to the contaminated smoke inhaled by nurses. My con...
by Tizer
15 May 2018, 08:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8608
Views: 396628

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`When Burnley was Britain's theatre capital' LINK
by Tizer
14 May 2018, 16:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1975
Views: 129756

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

And odd to me too. I agree with Kev's details about economy 7 type tariffs. This is why a couple of weeks ago when Stanley said the leccy man visited and told him he was on a cheap tariff I asked if it was economy 7 one. You get cheap leccy in the night but you can end up paying a higher than normal...
by Tizer
14 May 2018, 10:28
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 74
Views: 956

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Those sort of rhymes are part of the background to Catriona McPherson's novel `Bury Her Deep' set in Scotland: LINK
by Tizer
13 May 2018, 09:10
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 884
Views: 71230

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

It's strange how I read that upside down text almost as easily as right way up text! I tried reading some text on a book page upside down but it was difficult - but that was in serif font whereas the text on OG is sans serif.
by Tizer
13 May 2018, 09:06
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 74
Views: 956

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

As a very young child, being allowed to sit in a Spitfire cockpit in a hangar on Battle of Britain Day at RAF Warton. It might have been the same hangar where Glenn Miller played for 10,000 servicemen in 1944.
by Tizer
13 May 2018, 09:01
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 74
Views: 956

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Cathy wrote:
12 May 2018, 09:22
Darn it, I only have this one.
But at least it's from the last year of issue, Cathy, 1967. Who knows, yours might have been the last one minted! :smile:
by Tizer
13 May 2018, 08:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5132
Views: 249185

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm an optimist and I'm still predicting that Brexit won't happen. Besides the Lords I've now got the students on my side demanding another referendum. They are in revolt because they know that Brexit will do great damage to the UK and they will have to live with it for the rest of their lives. They...

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